HOUSE SITTING

Welcome to our HOUSE SITTING page – a positively comprehensive resource of information for anyone interested in combining exploring the world with looking after two, four or even six-plus legged friends. And why wouldn’t you?!

We like to combine the relaxed comforts of house sitting with adventurous bursts of backpacking. But that’s just us. If you haven’t tried house sitting before you might just find that it’s the lifestyle you had no idea existed. And, indeed a lifestyle that’s easier to have than you might think.

Intrigued?

Well, feel free to take a look at our posts on this page. And as we’ll be adding more all the time, do make sure you check back regularly. Or, of course, you could just subscribe and never miss a post!

BLOG POSTS

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HOUSESIT IN RURAL FRANCE?

Everything you need to know about house sitting in the magnificent French countryside

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO TRAVEL AND MIND OTHER PEOPLE’S PETS?

Or how we’ve managed to combine travel and pet sitting to explore South West France

HOUSE SITTING – AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO SEE THE WORLD

Living like a local, learning the language, feeding the cat – why we’re house sitting in France for six months and how it’s perfect for travelling slowly

 

WHERE WE’VE HOUSE-SAT

LES CONSTANCIES

House-sitting assignment – 36 days

PAYROUX

House-sitting assignment – 12 days

SEMBOUES

House-sitting assignment – 11 days

ST CHRISTOPHE

House-sitting assignment – 33 days

ST AUBIN DES CHATEAUX

HALTON VILLAGE

House-sitting assignment – 10 days

ALFRETON

House-sitting assignment – 11 days

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

House-sitting assignment – 21 weeks

SELECTED HOUSE SITTING SITES

With over 20,000 registered homeowners and an annual fee of just $20 for sitters, Mind My House represents great value. And it’s the site we use.

Trusted Housesitters is THE BIG ONE when it comes to house sitting sites. It has the most homeowners registered, but also the most house sitters. So, obtaining a house sit can be VERY competitive. And it costs $119 per year to be a member. But lots of people swear by it and the choice is incredible.

Established back in 2000, House Carers is one of the earliest house sitting sites and competes with Trusted Housesitters as the biggest around. But at $50 per year, it’s more affordable than the latter.

Probably the fastest-growing of all the house sitting sites, Nomador has nearly 60,000 members and costs £89 per year. It’s particularly good for European and especially French sits, but it has a growing selection of assignments all around the world, too. One advantage is that you can apply for your first three assignments free of charge before you commit to the paid membership.

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