House & Pet Sitting
Pet and house sitting is an amazing way to travel that we are excited to tell others about. So, we’ve compiled all our tips and stories here. Enjoy!
And please contact us with any questions you may have about house & pet sitting. We are open books! -Brooke & Buddy
Our House Sitter Story
While we’ve chosen to make house and pet sitting our full-time lifestyle, it is also a great way to travel part-time. If you aren’t ready to jump in head first, we recommend getting your toes wet in a nearby city!
How Do You Find House Sits?
However, there are DOZENS of other options – including Nomador, HouseCarers, HouseSitMatch, and MindMyHouse. Plus, lots of country-specific sites, like HouseSittersAmerica, HouesSittersUK, and AussieHousesitters. Of course, word of mouth goes a long way as well. So a little shameless self-promotion on your social channels may just lead to that dream sit you’ve been hoping for!
How Does House Sitting Work?
However, do note that you are responsible for your transportation to and from the sit, any food, etc. Also, remember the pets and home should always be your top priority. So, if you want to explore the area, be sure to ask how long it is okay to leave them alone and be mindful of that when making any plans. It’s important to ask the right questions to make sure you are a right fit for the sit and vice versa.
Want more resources for house sitting success?Our friends over at House Sitting Magazine have some great video content and we’re excited to be affiliates to promote their great courses – including more than 10 hours of video from the educational and inspirational House & Pet Sitting Conference we had the pleasure of speaking at. Plus, a great free course for dog training!
What are the Benefits of House & Pet Sitting?
You can also save a ton of money by having a free place to stay, a kitchen to use, and even a car to drive (in some cases)! It’s a pretty sweet deal. It is also a kind of genius way to scope out a new area you may want to live. Getting to see what the area is like as a local gives a genuine, realistic view.
Where Can House Sitting Take You?
Since we use TrustedHousesitters and it is an international site, we are always seeing new opportunities pop up in interesting places we’ve never even heard of. One of our biggest challenges is just having the self-control to not take on a sit that would cost an arm and a leg to get to. Trust me, there are some amazing places – and it is so tempting to just throw our budget out the window and go!