Tag: trusted housesitting



    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Renting a Car in England?

    Renting a Car in England?

    5 Things to Consider when deciding whether to rent a car in the UK

  • A Day in Concord, Massachusetts

    Yesterday, we took a day trip from Boston to the lovely historic town of Concord, Massachusetts. It’s only a 30 minute drive from our trusted housesitting assignment here so we grabbed the opportunity! Concord the location of “the shot heard around the world” that started the American Revolution back in 1775. This site uses affiliate…

  • A Beautiful Provence Village: Correns, France

    A Beautiful Provence Village: Correns, France

    We spent a month house sitting in the South of France. Here’s what it was like.

  • Housesitting tips: Take lots of photos!

    Housesitting tips: Take lots of photos!

    If I was a homeowner entrusting my home to essentially complete strangers, I would be so relieved if I returned home to a house that looked exactly as I left it. One of our top housesitting tips is to take as many photos as possible of the space as soon as you arrive. Sometimes as…

  • Timely manner

    It’s astonishing the amount of home and pet owners who advertise a sit then leave it hanging out there without responding to applications. We currently have two applications for the same time period dangling in the cloud waiting for a response. It’s six months from now but that should not matter. Homeowners should reply to…

  • 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…