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Finding a house-sit……easy when you’re on the spot!

An idea is born We did our first house-sit while we were still renting a place on Crete. A friend needed someone to look after his pets while he visited his family in the UK and we volunteered. The open … Continue reading

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Is House-sitting right for you?

We started house-sitting after we had been living in rented accommodation on Crete for about 10 months. Over that period the pound had weakened against the Euro and our UK income had become worth less with every month that passed. … Continue reading

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Purple Potatoes and Pink Prawns – the downs and ups of eating in Hong Kong

As we entered our final week in Hong Kong we reached the few items left on our Things To Do lists. At last we made the trip all the way up the Travelator (the long escalator) to the Botanic Gardens … Continue reading

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Questions you should ask – Part 3 – About the Area

Part of the fun of travelling is discovering new places for yourself. House-sitting gives you the opportunity to get to know a place really well and from a different perspective from the normal tourist. What better place to start than … Continue reading

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Questions you should ask – Part 2 – About the House

Household equipment and appliances vary from house to house.  Given a drawer full of manuals and a day or two, we can generally work out how most things work without too much trouble.  Nevertheless, it’s best to go over the … Continue reading

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Before you leave

When your house-sit comes to an end you will want to make sure that you leave everything just as (or better than) you found it. If you want to be asked back or get good references, the home owner must … Continue reading

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Questions you should ask – Part 1 – About the Animals

One of the most stressful things for pet owners going away from home is the concern over how happy and well looked after their pets will be in their absence.  Pet-sitting is an ideal situation for the worried owner. The … Continue reading

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The 13 Obvious and Not So Obvious Benefits of House-sitting

lets start with the obvious one – you get to live rent free you will be able to travel to and live in places that would normally be outwith your budget you get to settle in one place and live … Continue reading

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Positive Ageism in House-sitting

Well, there’s got to be some benefit to getting old and this is certainly one of them. Would you want to entrust your fragile ornaments, expensive art-works or beloved pets to a teenage gapper?  No, I didn’t think so.  After … Continue reading

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7 Reasons why we started this blog

the vast majority of blogs we found on the subject of long term/permanent budget travelling and house-sitting were written by Americans or Australians. We wanted to give a Brits-eye-view. the blogs we found tended to be written by younger, i.e. … Continue reading

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