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House Sitting 101
If you are interested in house sitting, you’re in the right place!
Let’s explore what house sitting is all about (and how you can get started as a house sitter!)
What You Should Do First
Get a jump start on your house-sitting journey with these resources.
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Building References for Beginners
Want to know the number one thing you need for house sitting?
Just like a job, to land house sits you need references!
But what if your starting out and don’t have ANY?
Don’t worry! We will show you EXACTLY how to get them!
What is House Sitting?
Not sure what house sitting is? House sitting is caring for someone’s home and/ or pets while they are away. Sometimes there might be plants to water and mail to bring in.
The homeowners get the peace of mind that their home is being looked after. If they have animals, they also know they are being well cared for.
The house sitters get free accommodation and the wonderful opportunity to live in different locations around the world.
It’s a win/win situation! For both the homeowner and house sitter!
So if you want free accommodation and the opportunity to live in incredible homes around the world read on!
How We Started House Sitting (+ Saved $100,00 Doing It!)
We are Britt and Jay (otherwise known as The Travelling House Sitters). For the past four years we have been house sitting and saved over $100 000.
So far we have looked after homes (and one boat) in 13 countries.
That includes New Zealand, Australia, Italy, France, Montenegro, Greece, Croatia Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland & The UK. Jay is currently in the Caribbean looking after a catamaran!
We truly love this lifestyle and the (financial & travel) freedom that it has allowed us to have!
We have raving reviews from over 30 completed housesits! So we have the skills, knowledge and experience to teach you exactly how to start your very own house sitting lifestyle.
You will find out our best strategies to land the house-sitting assignments that you dream of, over and over again!
What to Read Next
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Learn How To Make Money While Traveling
See The Benefits Of House Sitting
Learn How to Get House Sitting Jobs
Where We Have House Sat
You CAN TOO!
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20+ Interviews With House Sitters!
We have interviewed over 20 house sitters and digital nomads.
From farm sitters to house-sitting families!
Everyone can house sit!
House Sitting in Florida During a Cyclone | Authentic Food Quest
House Sitting Stories | The Petsitboys House Sitting Couple
House Sitting Stories | George & Michell AKA The Real House Sitters
Mr and Mrs Adventure from YouTube – Vanlife to House Sitting | House Sitting Stories
House Sitting Stories | Natalie from Melbourne
House Sitting Stories | Suze & Chris from Kent, England
House Sitting Stories | Clare from @claresitsdogs
House Sitting Stories | Amy and Jordan from @amykhornsby
House Sitting Stories | Hyekyong & Jordi AKA The Lifetime Travelmates
Interview With Malina Padgett | Full-Time Digital Nomad & House Sitter
House Sitting Stories | Sam & Vern from New York
House Sitting Stories | The OilyTravelers House Sitting Family
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Next Step
1. Make sure you read the guide on how to get into house sitting first
2. Then pick your house sitting site and you’re on your way!
If you have any questions, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org