Category Archives for "House sitting"

How we find our perfect house sitters

How to find house sitters

My husband and I retired back in 2009, and since we live in Victoria, Canada we spent most of our winters traveling while our son and his wife took care of our home. Then it happened. In 2013, just as we were scheduled to leave for six months to Southeast Asia, our son and his family […]

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Is Solo House Sitting More Difficult For Men?

house sitting alone

I often get asked about whether it’s harder to get assignments house sitting alone as a solo male. Do homeowners prefer couples over solo house sitters? Wouldn’t they prefer a female house sitter? These are fair questions. And the thing that works against the younger generation of traveling house sitters (say, 20-30 somethings), are the […]

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Could City House Sitting Be Your Best Option?

city house sitting

City house sitting isn’t the first thing one thinks of when they imagine house sitting. People often imagine large luxury properties in exotic locations, like French castles or tropical resort homes. And while these opportunities do exist, they’re far less common. There are many other options for house sitting that fulfill different needs in different […]

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Can I trust house sitters with my home and pets?

trust house sitters

If you have just come across house sitting as an alternative to boarding your pets when you are away from home, I bet you’ll have a burning question… “Can I trust house sitters with my home and pets?” Think about it. You’ve never met me before. I’ve contacted you online, and I’m offering to come and […]

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7 tips for avoiding house sitting disasters

when housesitting goes wrong

How prepared are you for when your house sit goes wrong?What would happen if a pet in your care becomes ill or worse? How would you cope if the property was damaged in a hurricane? What would you do if something prevents the owners returning home on time? It’s so easy to get caught up in […]

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