Berlin has lot of good value hotels and hostels and in comparison to London or Paris the prices are pretty cheap. However, we didn't want cheap. No, we wanted to stay in Berlin for free!
It was one of our top House Sits to date and so I'm going to use this space to highlight why it was great and hopefully inspire you to try House Sitting in a city!
The Home Owners
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Furthermore, unlike a dog, chickens can be left alone for hours and hours - as long as you let them out and feed them in the morning and then shut them in at night, you can be out all day without worrying (or all night). I'd even go as far as saying that they are the easiest animals to look after (other than fish). We were grateful for this freedom as there is so much to do in Berlin and we were in the perfect location to see it all.
Days out in Berlin
We actually bought the Berlin Pocket Map and Guide which is fantastic so we highly recommend that you buy one. It's really light so you forget you have it, but every time you need a map or want to know more about something, it's there in your pocket!
I want to end by highlighting how cheap this trip was because if saunas, chickens, luxurious houses and organic food don't convince you to House Sit, the price should. Signing up to House Sitting costs £5.99 (i.e. $7.99 or €6.99) per month. So even if you just use it once or twice a year, it's worth it compared with the price of a hotel.
We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same! We also want to make it clear that we sometimes use “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers.