As traveling housesitters, we experience the world one sit at a time. We love the idea of slow travel and the immersive experience it gives us. When we stay in real homes, we experience a destination more like locals and avoid the rush of traditional tourism.
There are many platforms to explore to begin an adventure in housesitting. Some people want to housesit just for a particular holiday. Others, like us, end up leaving our traditional homes behind to full time traveling housesitters. We primarily use TrustedHousesitters for travel exchanges where we exchange home and pet care for accommodation.
Here are some of our latest blog posts about how we experience the world through slow travel.
Sometimes, in between housesits, we need to find paid accommodation to fill the gaps. We found ourselves with a two night gap before our housesit in Buckinghamshire, and decided to treat ourselves to a real English pub/inn experience. We decided to go with The Chequers Inn which was only 15 minutes from our housesit starting… Read more
I was halfway through outlining a different post (What it’s like to housesit in Suffolk – still to come, I hope), when my chronic pain condition decided to activate an unwanted flare up. I decided to wait to finish my post and did some pain management self care. Then, I thought: I’ve been introducing you… Read more
Do you have a packing system? Have you tried packing cubes? My mother swore by packing everything as absolutely flat as possible to maximize space and potentially minimize wrinkles. When I started packing for our family of four, I decided that rolling up all our clothes was a better way. Both of these systems have… Read more
Nomads and Pawpads Welcome to the second installment of Meet the Housesitters. Every two weeks, we will talk to different housesitters we have met through our travels in real life and on social media. We will get to know what types of housesitters are out there and how the travel exchange concept has worked for… Read more
There are a lot of people who consider Scotch Whisky one of the great pleasures in life. While housesitting in the UK, we were incredibly lucky to catch up with some friends from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They treated us to an amazing Glen Garioch Distillery Tour, which was a great way to catch up with friends… Read more
Bones & Homes Welcome to the first installment of Meet the Housesitters. Every two weeks, we will talk to different housesitters we have met through our travels in real life and on social media. We will get to know what types of housesitters are out there and how the travel exchange concept has worked for… Read more
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The Traveling Housesitter Lifestyle
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