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House Sitting Coming to terms with change

Our daily exercise routine under lock-down version 1, involves a short four minute walk from our temporary home to the cliff tops overlooking the south Cornwall coast. It was a very different outlook just a week ago.Before lock-downNot long before lock-down in the UK, we finished the last of our house sits before the travel […]

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How house sitters can prepare for coronavirus

Staying prepared for coronavirus as a house sitter

The effects of COVID-19 on the house sitting communityLet me start by saying that the house sitting community is a pretty adaptable, flexible and grounded group of travelers. We regularly put ourselves on the front-line, providing home and property care through floods, extreme weather conditions, even hurricanes and cyclones. Our ability to remain level-headed as […]

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Tips for looking after gardens on house sits

looking after gardens on house sits

Not everyone has a green thumb. Some of us are more indoor than outdoor folks. But if you’re interested in becoming a house sitter you need to know, before you start perusing house sitting sites, that upkeep of the garden is sometimes as important as upkeep of the main house for home owners at different […]

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TrustedHousesitters review and how to use the website

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TrustedHousesitters Review (Desktop Version)This is the second in a series of in-depth house sitting website reviews that cover the user experience, and highlight the pros, cons and usability of each site. We also explain how to join TrustedHousesitters and benefit from our year round, special TrustedHousesitters 25% discount​ TrustedHousesitters (THS) is an international house sitting website servicing […]

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House Sitting Tribes – Which do you belong to?

House Sitting Tribe

Do you remember when you were first trying to get started as a house sitter? What stage of life​ were you at? Was there a reason why this idea became suddenly viable and fantastic all at the same time? Think carefully, it might have an influence on which house sitting tribe you belong to. My […]

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Handling family events and emergencies

how to keep in touch with family when traveling

As full-time international house sitters, meeting other house sitters while travelling the world is a definite highlight of our nomad lifestyle. During these meetings, one topic of conversation that frequently comes up is how we all deal with family back home. The scenario almost always seems to involve ageing parents requiring increasing care. It’s probably […]

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Over 55? Traveling Solo? Love Animals?

house sitting singles travel over 50

When I headed off around the world as a solo female traveler almost 25 years ago, it was considered a brave (some would say foolhardy) thing to do. But, I was at that point in my life where I needed the challenge of discovery, both of the world and myself. And it was amazing – […]

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