Basically like baby sitting, but for houses and pets instead of babies.
Mostly house sitters aren't paid, as it's seen as a fair exchange: the house sitter(s) get free accommodation and bills; the home owner(s) get free pet care and peace of mind that their house is being looked after whilst they're away.
[Whilst this is seen as the norm, there are a wide spectrum of house sitting exchanges, with some house sitters paying for bills, all the way up to some house sitters being paid to sit.]
This means that there are house sits and house sitters out there that will suit everyone.
Our experience with house sitting: For the first two years of travelling, we did back-to-back house sits - two years of free accommodation in 20 different houses, across nine different countries on two continents. It's thanks to house sitting that we were able to get to the point that we're at today - travelling the world full time through our travel blog and online businesses.
Although we know longer house sit full-time, we are the experts when it comes to how to get started with house sitting. We want to help you to understand what house sitting is, get your first house sitting jobs and essentially weasel your way out of the rat-race and into a life where you live your dreams - not somebody else's:
Our most popular house sitting blog post - How to Start House Sitting - and Live Rent Free WORLD WIDE - has everything you need, and more to start house sitting. Other popular house sitting blog posts include:
- 5 Reasons To Become a House Sitter TODAY!
- Should I Become a House Sitter? Your FAQs
- A Guide For First Time House Sitters (OUR NEW EBOOK)
- What is House Sitting and How to Do It World-Wide
- House Sitting Opportunities - the latest and greatest house sits world-wide
- Sunshine and Luxury: how to live in Spain for FREE
- What's it like to House Sit in Finland?
- Everything You Need To Know Before House Sitting in Portugal
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