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An adventure house sitting in Kenya

house sitting in kenya

Have you ever felt you are fumbling with money? I have over last few years, whilst taking up house sitting and trying to keep an income on the go. I chose to take one of my employment pensions – mostly because if I left it another 6 years, I wouldn’t really benefit to any great […]

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Today I saw butterflies…

House Sitting Coming to terms with change

Our daily exercise routine under lock-down version 1, involves a short four minute walk from our temporary home to the cliff tops overlooking the south Cornwall coast, with long walks along the coastal path. It was a very different outlook just a week ago.Before lock-downNot long before lock-down in the UK, we finished the last […]

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Over 55? Traveling Solo? Love Animals?

house sitting singles travel over 50

When I headed off around the world as a solo female traveler almost 25 years ago, it was considered a brave (some would say foolhardy) thing to do. But, I was at that point in my life where I needed the challenge of discovery, both of the world and myself. And it was amazing – […]

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Travel & House Sitting in Early Retirement

Early retirement to travel

In 2017 we ended our careers and sold our home in Sydney, deciding we wanted to travel more in early retirement. We really enjoyed our travel vacations, but we wanted more than the four weeks of holidays that we were restricted to each year in our working lives. There had to be a better way […]

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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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How House Sitting Gave Me The Freedom To Travel

Freedom to travel with TrustedHouseSitters - Teaching English in China

On the TrustedHousesitters blog there is a regular feature called Storytellers Share and we were very excited to share own story of how we achieved the freedom to travel in this post. Vanessa talks about how teaching English in China led us to providing online English tuition which, coupled with house sitting, has now given […]

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