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Tips for safe handovers – House sitting and coronavirus

House sitting during coronavirus pandemic

Table of Contents Impact of Covid-19 on house sittingMake informed decisions about travelWhat if you need to cancel a sit?For house sits still going aheadPreparation before the house sitFor home ownersFor house sittersKeeping safe during handoversCleaning guide for house sitsCleaning: Airbnb checklist:Cleaning supplies you might needConclusion Impact of Covid-19 on house sitting sector?As countries around […]

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The future of house sitting and travel

the future of house sitting

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have considered a number of reasons why your travel lifestyle might end quite abruptly, but I bet a world-wide pandamic wouldn’t have been the first to consider!  In just a blink of the eye, international travel changed, the world slowly closed down and globalization took a step backwards.  Travellers have had […]

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House sitters living through lockdown

house sitters living through lockdown

The month of April 2020 has been an unusual month as we’ve watched (and at times helped with), the unfolding crisis that beset our house sitting community across the globe. House sitting jobs and travel arrangements have been cancelled, all over the world.For now very few people are house sitting. Only a few stragglers are […]

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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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House Sitting Tribes – Which do you belong to?

House Sitting Tribe

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 name is Lamia Walker […]

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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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Are you professional house sitters?

professional house sitters

How do we, as a group, refer to house sitting in general? Is it an industry? A community? A business? A lifestyle? An occupation? Or a profession? All of these terms come with particular definitions, and a Google search can quickly take you down a rabbit hole of hair-splitting specifics. Let’s just take a look […]

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Mix It Up: Van Life and House Sits

van life and house sits

Creating your perfect travel lifestyle can take on so many different guises these days, but you really don’t have to limit yourself to one option. We look at how you can mix it up a little with van life and house sits – alternating between road-tripping and the stability of a house sitting home for […]

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