The Joys of Housesitting

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A Home Without Going Home – Travel gets tiring and although we have no urge to settle down, it helps to have a rest from constant movement every now and again.
View from our terrace in Jacksonville

Read Erin's recent discovery of #housesitting:-

The Joys of Housesitting

This is our second house sitting assignment, and we’ve just arranged another in Japan. It’s proving ideal for our nomadic lifestyle for a number of reasons.

House and puppy sitting Argentian
Simon with Mani the puppy while house sitting in Argentina

Preparing your Home for your House Sitter: - Handover, Walkthrough, Checklist, Tips

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House sitting can be a great way to take care of your home while you’re away, but there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the house sit goes smoothly for both sides.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your home is taken care of and that you have a positive experience with house sitting. Have you ever done a house sit? What tips would you add?

Prepare your home for your housesitter, and make a checklist for your handover

House Sitting Guidelines: Everything You Need to Know

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House Sitting Guide and Tips
Becoming a House Sitter or Securing a Trusted Sitter for your home and pets.


House sitting is a great way to travel the world while taking care of someone else's home. However, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.

If you're thinking about becoming a house sitter, the first thing you need to do is create a profile on a trusted house sitting website. Once your profile is complete, take some time to browse through the available opportunities. When you find an option that interests you, reach out to the homeowner and introduce yourself. Be sure to include information about your house sitting experience and any references you may have.

If the homeowner decides to offer you the job, be sure to ask questions about the property and the expectations for your stay. It is also essential to get a copy of the house sitting agreement. This agreement should outline the duties you will be responsible for and the length of your stay.

Once you have all of the house sitting details squared away, it's time to start packing! Be sure to bring any items you will need to complete your duties, such as cleaning supplies or gardening tools. You should also pack a few personal items to make yourself feel at home.

Finally, remember to enjoy time as a house sitter! This is a unique opportunity to live in a new place and explore all it offers. So, be sure to take advantage of everything your new home offers, from the local sights to the hidden gems. So, Sir or Madam House Sitter, enjoy your new surroundings! 

House sitting is a great way to travel the world while taking care of someone else's home. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but as long as you follow these guidelines, you'll be sure to have a great experience. And who knows? You might even make some lifelong friends.

How do you find everything you need to know about house sitting, from finding opportunities to what to do if something goes wrong?

Here are some common questions about Housesitting

Select a cracker portrait photo for your House Sitting Profile

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Adding a profile picture to your House sitting post
 Add Credibilty and Trust to your Post

When people visit your profile, the first thing they will see is your profile photo. Make sure it's your best!

If you want to be a successful house sitter, make sure to upload a recent picture of yourself. This will help potential homeowners know who they're letting into their homes, and it will help build trust.

Check out our Tips for choosing the right portrait of you!

Tips for chosing the perfect Profile Portrait

What do you think makes a good profile photo?

Housecarers Photo Id Verification and other Security Measures

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Photo ID verification adds an extra layer of protection for both sitters and homeowners. Photo ID verification allows homeowners to feel more secure that they are dealing with a real person and that the sitter has good intentions.

Member verification at Housecarers.com House Sitting

Expand your network and open up fresh opportunities for Slow Travel!

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Our program can connect you with other house sitters and homeowners from across the globe. This can be an invaluable resource for expanding your network, finding new opportunities, and accessing unique experiences. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Whether you are a new or experienced house sitter, or a homeowner looking for a sitter taking part in our referral program is a no-brainer. Housecarers.com Referral Program

21.5 Years of House Sitting Questions and Answers

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We have distilled 21.5 Years (Housecarers launched October 2000) of Member Feedback and questions into our updated FAQ. Here are 44 commonly asked Questions Answered in an easily accessible format.

21.5 Years of House sitting Questions and Answers Additional questions or comments welcome!

Young South Australians turning to full-time house sitting amid rental crisis | 7NEWS

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View stories on how young Australians are stringing together Housesits. It means they can avoid rent, and save for a deposit on their own home. They build up a reputation and following, and are in demand as House and Pet sitters. This is a win for the homeowner and the housesitter. View Channel 7 house sitter video stories