Housesitter found to share the Halifax Experience, The Dingle, Halifax,Nova Scotia Canada

We have found a house sitter through your site. Thank you -- excellent service and a well-constructed site. The site is well thought-out. p.s. we will be needing a house sitter again next year... does our ad stay (hidden) on the site?
The Back Garden. The garden and garden shed are the envy of the neighbourhood. This is only a partial view.
Username: halifaxhomeowner.

Thanks for the update and feedback. Yes your ad stays hidden . When you want to use the site again , just login and post your ad again based on your old one. You are welcome to return to the website at any time to refer to information or use your membership facilities. And anytime down the track you can login and click Post Housesit button to place a new ad based on your previous one... Ian
The Halifzx Experience
Halifax is the major centre for Canada's Maritime provinces, a vibrant city featuring cultural amenities, many universities, and a beautiful natural environment. 12 minute drive to the centre of Halifax; we are also on the bus route. It is a short walk to a convenience store as well as a beautiful oceanfront park, lakes and wooded walking trails. Helpful and friendly neighbours very close by. Two major grocery stores a three minute drive away.
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Housesittingpainter sells New Zealand business and start their journey through Canada via House Sitting

Hi Ian, We have a housesit starting Nov. 4 for 5 months , so I guess this does work! Thanks.

We are from Temagami (1 hour north of North Bay) and we are selling our business and do not know where or what we want to do so we thought housesitting would be good to see some country.

The Busyretirees from Kemptville near Ottawa, Ontario Canada checked us out and thought we would be good for them.
So we are of to a good start on our new journey.

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Globetrotters find amazing Cat Sitters for Bellingham Washington Home - while they visit Europe for 4 weeks

Just wanted to let you know our housesitting has been filled in Bellingham sept 18th for 4 weeks. Thanks for the service your site supplies. The results have been amazing...

We are looking for a non-smoking house sitter to look after our house and two cats while we are in Europe. Our house is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Craftsman, with a study and a view over Bellingham bay. We have a garden with sitting areas, fruit trees and a small vegetable patch that we would love for you to take advantage of. Fairhaven is a short, fairly level walk away where you will find lots of ammenities. You can also take the trail into downtown Bellingham, about a 2 1/2 mile walk along the bay.
View housesitter required profile (filled) for minding two Cats - South Hill, Bellingham Whatcom,Washington United States

Book Review - The House Sitting Book, Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free

Our long time housesitter members Josie and Conrad Schneider Housecarers profile for:Josie and Contrad - (Cultureconnectors) have released an e-book jammed packed with great tips on how to land housesits and line-up house sit after housesit. It is always great to hear stories like theirs - and learn proven tips for successful housesit applications.

The House Sitting Book Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free I wrote THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK to help you succeed at winning the best assignments. Tips like how to word your profile – and its heading – so that homeowners will trust you with the care of their home. I give you real examples of good and bad profiles along with the explanation of exactly why the wording works or doesn’t. (One mistake is posting a profile with your wants and needs instead of illustrating your experience and readiness to care for someone else’s beloved home.) I also show you how to reveal truisms about yourself that make your profile pop.

And it’s essential to sign up for the daily email alerts. One tip tells you how to respond to desired house sitting posts so that yours is among the first to arrive in the homeowner’s inbox. And I show you exactly how to word your letter so that it stands out. The prime assignments can prompt a hundred or more replies, so yours needs to be stellar – and very personal. Included in THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK are two actual letters of mine that won us prime assignments in Copenhagen and near Washington D.C. in the United States. I give examples of why my letters grabbed the homeowner’s attention, (out of the nearly two hundred letters they each received), like how I commented on items in one homeowner’s photos that were near and dear to her heart.

My husband Conrad and I live the house sitting lifestyle, going from one assignment to the next, with time in between to travel and discover new countries and cultures. We are not wealthy people. Conrad is retired and I am a freelance writer and blogger. And because we have learned how to travel on a tight budget, I also present tips, including my 3-Step-Method to finding low-cost off-the-beaten-path lodging that is family-owned. These are the sweet places that we remember long after leaving because the generous owners share local lore, food and historical information as well as friendship – like the 350-year-old Gasthof Locher in the Italian Dolomites where we helped bring the cows down the hillside from the upper pasture, or the Catalan Cal Jepa apartment owned by a restaurateur who gave us a personal tour of his vineyard and fruit orchards.

THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK is a 100-page downloadable ebook packed with my inspiration, Conrad’s analytical tables and graphs, as well as fun-facts sprinkled about, (like: Norwegians drink more coffee than any other people on the planet), and 2 questionnaires which delve into your needs and motives for house sitting and traveling. There are charts for cost-of-living and transportation costs. There are tips for using public transportation and rental cars. I talk about the differences in house sitting assignments in terms of urban vs. remote, and more importantly, what that means for you. For instance, Conrad and I accepted an extremely remote house sit in Spain for an off-the-grid mountainside home. I show you photos and explain the good and the bad, so you can judge if remote house sitting is right for you.

I devote one section of the book to contracts, a very important aspect of your house sitting happiness! Among the many other subjects covered in THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK are language, visas, travel hacking and technology.

Here’s what others are saying:
“If you've considered house sitting as a vacation option or even a lifestyle, The House Sitting Book is a very comprehensive resource to get you started. Regardless of your web expertise, Josie makes the house sitting and travel lifestyle accessible with tips and tricks for finding and landing (and getting the most out of) house sitting gigs, as well as providing lots of tips for stress-free travel and experiencing new cultures. You can tell Josie is an expert, as most of the material is written from personal experience, with contextual anecdotes peppered throughout.” -Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo

"This book is a gem! Whether you are in "the lifestyle" or merely considering it, you will find tips and facts that make this a must-read book. Not only is The House Sitting Book full of all kinds of information, it is well written and researched. It will cut your time in locating a house to sit and help you get assignments faster." -- Joan Sheridan, U.S.A.

I invite you into my world so that you too can reap the rewards – and fun – of house sitting. I wish you epic and safe travels! Click HERE to read more about THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK.

Retired house sitters from Central Victoria skip the tourist trail, enjoy the pets, and soak up the local communities

Here is a photo taken on our 48th Wedding Anniversary which was last March. We were staying on Kangaroo Island and as we both have a bit of a passion for lighthouses thought how appropriate to climb to the top of Cape Willoughby Lighthouse on our special day.

Having just completed a wonderful seven week house sit in Tasmania, we are now looking forward to a four month house sit in England later in the year. Thank you for giving us so much pleasure. We look forward to more house sits in 2013.

We live in Central Victoria.

Mike and I decided to house sit as it was a way for us to see the world and become part of the community in which we house sat.

We have travelled as tourists before, but now we like to stay in the one spot, look after the animals and absorb the atmosphere. part of the community in which we house sat.

We look forward to more of the same next year Lyn and Mike (username Serena)

View profile for Lyn and Mike: Retired country couple looking to house sit in Tasmania or England. Love animals and gardens.