Category Archives for "House sitting"

House Sitting with an AGA

This is what an AGA looks like

My AGA Saga! For me an AGA is up there with other British greats like thatched cottages, country pubs and cream teas. But I had never really been on first name terms with one until I ended up house sitting with an AGA. Okay I have boiled an AGA kettle on my sister-in-law’s very posh […]

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10 Tips for taking Great Pet Photos

pet photography for house sitters

Pet Photography for House Sitters – Introduction If you are a house sitter, you’ll know that social media is flooded with cute images of dogs, cats and other pets. As house sitters we might even have our own social pages where we share pictures of our pets with our home owners – something that’s appreciated […]

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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’ve done almost 90 sits.Our passion is house […]

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How Building Trust Makes for Reliable Pet Sitting

reliable pet sitting

What do we mean by the word “trust”? And why does it matter so much online and especially in house sitting? As a the owner of the house sitting platform, HouseSitMatch.com, I feel bound to facilitate the growth of trust bonds between matched pairs online. Once those initial links are formed, it’s up to both […]

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A Dream and a Purpose

house sitting a life purpose

A couple of puppeteers and jugglers from Madrid dreaming “out of the box” to create a house sitting lifestyle. In 2011 we created the puppet and circus company Naranjarte, and performed around Spain and all over Europe for six years. However, with an increasing crisis in our country, we realized that we needed a “Plan […]

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Nomadic Retirement Travel Ideas

Nomadic Retirement House Sitting

Our Workaway and House Sit Adventures in the UKMy husband and I are academia dropouts. We retired from teaching at Tarleton State University in Texas in May 2017, sold our house and most of our stuff, put the remnants in storage, and now travel full time. We spent November to March 2018 house sitting in […]

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