Lots of House Sits out there are luxurious House Sits and/or House Sits for family homes - either way there is plenty of room for you and your family.
Our favourite House Sitting Website - Trusted Housesitters actually has a section that states whether families are welcome in the homes, this is very useful and you can see up front whether you and your family can have free accommodation in that house.
Lots of people become house sitters to gain free accommodation anywhere in the world, and this is especially important for travelling families - more members means higher hotel costs!
But what about our own personal experiences House Sitting as a family?
Now, despite being together since 2006, and despite Tanbay's mums constant hints that we should have babies, we remain childless (children hate me). But that's not going to stop us House Sitting with a family!
My mum and her partner stayed in the main house and Tanbay and I took the flat. It was a great set-up because we could enjoy each other's company in the main house, but didn't have to wait for ages to use the shower (as we had our own one). It also meant that we could cook meals separately if we felt so inclined (which we didn't). Furthermore, having our own living room and TV meant that Tanbay and I could watch classics like "The Grinch", "Elf" and "Home Alone" without my mum scolding me for watching rubbish and then forcing me to watch a worthwhile, artistic, 'makes you think' film (invariably with subtitles) ;)
You might well know by now that we LOVE dogs. These two boys were no exception. They look a bit windswept in this photo because we were on top of the Malvern Hills. This was the first time that Tanbay and I have looked after Labradors and this breed has gone straight to the list of dogs we love.
Walking dogs on Christmas day is such a great family activity, but it's something that we wouldn't have done if we hadn't been House Sitting because none of us own a dog!
On an insanely windy day the chicken hut blew open. Luckily my mum saw it within moments of it happening and we all ran down to get them back in. It was actually quite fun and I can now add 'professional chicken catcher' to my résumé. Ha.
A beautiful relationship
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