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Looking after Boxer Dogs

While house sitting in Granada, Nicaragua, we looked after Tabitha (Tabby), a young exuberant Boxer dog. When we applied for this house sit, the home owners had some concerns that anyone would be able to deal with her young and developing “alpha” character. For this reason we were asked to arrive earlier than normal to […]

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House sitting holidays as a slow travel experience

Part Time House Sitting Holidays

House ​sitting ​holidays – with a fair exchange of valueHouse sitting holidays offer a travel alternative, not only for full-time nomads and retirees, but also for those wanting to experience a different kind of short vacation – a more immersive break, where you give something back, exchanging your pet care expertise for a place to […]

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Reality of the House Sitting Travel Lifestyle

house sitting travel

What’s it really like to be a traveling house sitter?Having traveled as full-time house sitters for almost 5 years, and part-time for even longer, we can genuinely claim to have experienced a wide variety of house sits, in different destinations around the world. In fact, to date we have almost completed 100 sits!Our passion is […]

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How to be a Good Chicken Sitter

Chicken Sitter

What You Need To Know When House Sitting With Chickens Have you noticed how many people are keeping chickens these days? A house sit almost anywhere in the world could have 3 or 4 laying chickens that fall under your care. Since we’ve been back in the UK this year we’ve looked after more than […]

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Your Favorite Cities for House Sitting at Christmas

home sitting christmas cities

Christmas and New Year are the busiest times of the year for house sitting as people all over the world travel to visit family, take vacations, go skiing, or simply take advantage of the long public holidays to travel abroad. In Australia (one of the most popular home sitting countries), it’s the height of summer, […]

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Travel Families Who House Sit Round the World

travel with kids house sitting

This is a collaborative post with contributions from five different families who travel with kids, house sitting and/or world-schooling as they go: Family No 1 – William Swenson, Let’s Adventure Some More Family No 2 – Bryony, Coasting Australia Family No 3 – Alyson Long, World Travel Family (talks about the negatives of family house […]

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