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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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 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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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

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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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House Sitting – Expect the Unexpected

House Sitting Guidelines - Be Prepared for your house sit

House Sitting Preparation To Ensure Your Next House Sit Is Plain Sailing Every house sitter hopes each assignment runs smoothly and is only eventful in a positive way. Most of the time they are, but every now and then something goes wrong. Whether it is something that happens to the pets, the house, or even […]

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