Category Archives for "House sitting"

House sitting off the grid – all you need to know

House Sitting Off the Grid

Top tips for house sitting off gridGlobal warming and the state of our environment are current “hot” topics (pun intended), so it’s not surprising that more of us are becoming conscious of our impact on our habitat. This is one of the reasons that some people decide to go “off-grid”. By producing energy from natural […]

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House Sitting Fire Evacuation Plan

house sitting fire evacuation plan

An increasing number of people are choosing to live in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. Being this close to nature and away from the city can offer the perfect setting for your next house sit, but you may also face the danger of wildfire. We lived in Colorado where we were […]

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House Sitting as a Solo Female

house sitting as a solo female

Over the past year I’ve slept in 21 different beds. I’ve looked after 18 dogs, 28 cats, 54 chooks (chickens), 2 quails, a lovebird, a cockatiel, a thoroughbred, a Shetland pony, a pony, a miniature horse, 6 fish tanks/ponds, 7 blue tongue lizards, a snake, a guinea pig and 4 goats. That sums up my […]

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House Sitting – Looking After Sheep

House Sitting Sheep

<Intro by Vanessa> Have you ever look longingly at small holding or hobby farm sits and wondered if you have the skills required, perhaps to look after a small flock of sheep? We enjoyed a hobby farm house sit on the South Downs, in the UK, where as well as the home, Hamish the border […]

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House Sitting With Llamas & Alpacas

House Sitting Llamas

Hobby farming is on the increaseHave you come across the growing number of house sits with the pets listed as llamas or alpacas? As hobby farming increases, so do the house sitting jobs requiring someone to care for different types of hobby farm “pets”. Think about it, you can’t really take a couple of alpacas down […]

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Dog Sitting In Tropical Climates

Dog Sitting in Tropical Climates

What to expect when house sitting with “Jungle Dogs” It’s common for expats living in the tropics to own one or more “jungle” dogs. Dogs here are usually unwanted puppies, or older dogs that have been abandoned or abused, or left with injuries that the locals simply can’t afford to have treated. Our experience with a […]

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