Thanks to House Sitting, we are currently staying in Portugal for 3 weeks, completely rent-free.
Set in the Algarve, this House Sit has quickly made it onto the list of our three favourite House Sits. It's that perfect. So to celebrate this we've written a list of the top 5 reasons to House Sit in Portugal.
1. The houses in Portugal are magical
One of the things we love about House Sitting is that your accommodation is not only free but you're also guaranteed that it is:
- Better than a hostel
- Equipped with all your home comforts
- Different every time
Like the vineyard, there's not a lot for us to do in terms of actually looking after the oranges - they are watered by a timer. All that's left for us to do is enjoy the fruit! Fresh orange juice has never been fresher.
The rest of the garden is wonderful too - perfect for practicing yoga (or giving up and sunbathing) and spotting lizards:
Of course we can't guarantee that the House you Sit in Portugal will have oranges or lizards, but we can guarantee that the house will be beautiful. All the houses are beautiful in Portugal, they really know which colours are the best for house painting (usually pink, white or orange) and they know how important a garden should be.
2. The Home Owners
I already feel like we are good friends with them (they will probably read this now and think I'm weird). But they are really great people who want to make sure we have a good time in their home and area.
3. You'll experience the 'real' Portugal
It also takes you to locations you won't necessarily have heard of/thought about going to (and hence tourists haven't either). This House Sit is located in Algoz, a tiny weeny village in Portugal's Algarve (i.e. the South). It's so gorgeous, everyone is very friendly and life is sweet here.
4. You'll have pets to keep you company
|She's called Hyena - isn't that the best name for a dog?!|
|I call her hihi|
|I'm the king of the world!!|
All in all, these animals, the house, our home owners and Portugal itself are all really perfect which brings me onto my final point:
5. You may want to stay forever
But if you are serious about moving abroad, we highly recommend House Sitting there first. It will give you a real insight into the way of life of that particular country and help you make a more informed decision.
Of course it may create further problems for you: we now have to choose between living in Portugal and living in Italy.
This is now the seventh country we've House Sat in (the others being Australia, England, Germany, Spain, Italy and Finland), but Portugal is one of the best for House Sitting.
If you have any questions about House Sitting in Portugal just let us know!
If you have questions about House Sitting in general, check out one of our latest posts: Should I Become a House Sitter - your FAQs
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