Traveling Housesitters Tattle Tails

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.

  • Exploring Eastern Kent

    Exploring Eastern Kent

    What it’s like to housesit in Broadstairs For nearly two weeks now, we have been housesitting in Broadstairs, a town on the east Kent coast. We have been taking care of some fish and a gorgeous Maine Coon cat called Sophie-Louise. No dogs this time, which meant we could explore a little further afield. Last… Read more



    6 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Sit With Pets As of June 2023, we have been housesitting full-time for over 14 months. Every single one of those sits have been housesits with pets. This means that we have now looked after nearly 50 cats, 25 dogs, and a variety of small animals and even… Read more

  • Beautiful Hampshire, England

    Beautiful Hampshire, England

    … What it’s like to housesit in rural Hampshire We just got to housesit in beautiful Hampshire, England. We are full-time house sitters, without a home base of any kind. Sometimes housesits don’t align perfectly. This past week, for example, we had a week’s gap between longer housesits, and had to search out for shorter… Read more

  • Fill Gaps Between Housesits

    Fill Gaps Between Housesits

    Not all house sitters are full time. But there are many, like us, who have chosen to be fully nomadic, arranging our accommodation almost exclusively through housesits. We tend to plan a few months ahead by securing some longer (2+ week) housesits. But how do we fill gaps between housesits? How do we minimize nights… Read more

  • How to Attract Good House Sitters

    How to Attract Good House Sitters

    Are you wondering how to attract good house sitters when you list your house and pet on platforms such as TrustedHousesitters? As of May 2023, we have been housesitting full-time for 14 months. At last count, we have completed 32 house sits around the world. All those were also pet sits. How do great house… Read more

  • The Beautiful Peak District

    The Beautiful Peak District

    … What it’s like to housesit in Tideswell This is our second year housesitting in the beautiful Peak District. We were lucky enough to get invited back here for a second visit. When the homeowners asked us to come back this May 2023, we did not hesitate. It is amazing to spend a few weeks… Read more

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Dog walking in the North Yorkshire Moors national park on a housesitting assignment

The Traveling Housesitter Lifestyle

You don’t have to want to travel full time to enjoy or posts. We give our impressions and ideas for destinations whether you are going for a short trip or a full-time nomadic experience. Few people choose to housesit full-time.

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