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.

  • Just one shelf?

    Just one shelf?

    You may have noticed in my earlier post that I mentioned refrigerator and freezer space. It may sound silly, but arriving at a housesit and finding the fridge and freezer filled to bursting is not really great for your sitter. One of the great things about the job is that you can cook meals at… Read more

  • And then housesitting became amazing!

    Our first actual sit reinforced our idea that this was absolutely the right decision. What follows is an account of a perfect housesit. When we met Oscar, housesitting became amazing. This site contains affiliate links. This means that when you use the links, I may receive a small commission. This comes at no additional cost… Read more

  • COVID Strikes & TrustedHousesitters Insurance Fine Print Snafu

    COVID Strikes & TrustedHousesitters Insurance Fine Print Snafu

    When we started house sitting, our first ever sit was cancelled. We had opted for a Premium Membership and figured we could use the TrustedHousesitters Insurance. We would get compensated for the accommodation we then needed. Here’s how it went. We arrived in the UK a few days before our first sit. A few days… Read more

  • Introduction


    Three months ago, my husband and I packed up everything and headed for our first ever housesitting assignment in the UK. What an introduction to a new way of life! We did some research and joined a worldwide house and pet sitting community. Having paid our dues to have our identity verified and insurance provided,… 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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