Category Archives for "House sitting"

Why pet sitting works for digital nomads

digital nomad pet sitters

House and pet sitting is a perfect match for digital nomads working remotely Over the last 4 years, I’ve been working remotely while travelling the world. I originally left the hustle and bustle of London to travel for one year, with a plan to return to live in the UK countryside. But when I came across […]

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Guide to house sitting in New Zealand

house sitting in new zealand

House sitting the KIWI way If there’s one country that should be praised for it’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, then it’s got to be New Zealand. With things pretty much back to normal, house sits are able to go ahead, as people venture out to explore the beauty of their own homeland. Nicole Gustas tells her […]

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New tiered pricing plans at Trusted Housesitters

trustedhousesitter pricing plans

Trusted Housesitters – review of new tiered membership options April 2021 After careful consultation with their members, TrustedHousesitters have announced a fairly radical change to their membership model. They are now offering a range of tiered subscription options, to provide more choice and some great new features, including much needed insurance options. Instead of a one size fits […]

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Increase your house sitting opportunities

Grow your house sit bookings

And then Covid hit. Everyone has a story that ends with that phrase. It echoes the disappointments, dashed hopes and broken wishes that have hurt us all. Like many house sitters I had more than a year of advanced bookings, mostly international, that collapsed. Unfortunately, I had rented out my home, so without a house sit […]

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Spring clean your house sit profile

Update your house sit profile

As we turn the corner of a new year, and anticipate new possibilities for house sits (at least in some parts of the world), now is the perfect time to put some effort into reviewing and updating your house sitting profile. With less house sits generally available due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and lockdowns, competition is […]

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House sitting & Covid – Tips for safe handovers

House sitting during coronavirus pandemic

Table of Contents (click here to expand / collapse) House sitting and Covid-19Make informed decisions about travel during the pandemicIf you need to cancel a sit organized before pandemicFor house sits still going aheadPreparation before the house sitFor home ownersFor house sittersKeeping each other safe during a Covid 19 house sit handoverCovid-19 Cleaning guide for […]

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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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