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What Are The Most Common Problems with House Sitting?

For every hundred good stories about Ebay, Airbnb, Uber there’s always someone who has a bad one. Usually the fault isn’t with the company but with one of the users for example a bad experience with eBay might be something not arriving on time or with Airbnb, a home not having some features […]

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How Can I Be A Better House Sitter?

Keep in touch Try to send the homeowner a message every few days just to let them know that you and the pet(s) are all okay. It only takes a few minutes and it’ll give the homeowner more peace of mind to enjoy their vacation. Tip: Include a photo of […]

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Where Can I Find Paid House Sitting Jobs?

People approach house sitting in two different ways. For some people it’s a job. Looking after someone else’s home is work and for that work people expect to be paid. For others – and this is the group most house sitting websites tend to cater to – house sitting is a trade-off. […]

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Why Would People Get House Sitters Rather Than Rent Out Their Property?

Pets. At least 95% of people who get a house sitter do so because they’re deeply concerned about leaving their pets while they go away. Most towns and cities, especially in English-speaking countries but generally in most of the Western World, have dog boarding businesses, or traditional pet sitting businesses where someone will come into the […]

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What Are Some Alternatives to House Sitting?

If you’re in between house sits or just want a break from house sitting for a while, the following are some alternative ways to travel cheaply. Note: If you’re just looking for more house sitting opportunities, you can view the full list of house sitting sites here. Rent A Home […]

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Should I Use A House Sitting Agreement?

Yes. A lot of house sitters don’t draw up a house sitting agreement and this is often a mistake. Ignoring the possibility that it could help you if you ended up in a legal situation (note we said could not will: we’re not legal experts so please speak to a […]

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How do I find Long Term House Sitting Opportunities?

How do I find Long Term House Sitting Opportunities?

Long term house sits. Once you’ve done one you’ll be hooked. They’re great not only because you save a lot of money on not having to travel between house sits but also because they give you a real opportunity to really get to settle into an area and live like a local. Below are some tips […]

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How Do I Find House Sitting Gigs With No Pets?

How Do I Find House Sitting Gigs With No Pets?

Is it possible to find house sits that don’t involve pet care? Yes, listed below are a few sites that allow you to highlight these house sits. It has to be said though, that if you only apply for house sits with no pet care responsibilities, you’ll significantly limit the number of house […]

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House Sitting – Academy, Ebooks & Online Courses

All of the information on housesittingguide.com is available completely free of charge. Everything from the guides on getting started, to the comparison of house sitting sites, to the interviews and tips from fellow house sitters. Housesittingguide.com also has an ebook available. If you’re hungry for even more information about house […]

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Aside from house sitting sites, where else can I find house sits?

Occasionally you will stumble across someone needing a house sitter on expat forums like Angloinfo.com but this happens less and less as most people now use the main house sitting sites. People do occasionally use Craigslist or other classifieds sites to find house sitters but only occasionally and, in the […]

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