First Time House Sitting

First Time House Sitting: It’s Like You’ve Won

When you find out you're going to be house sitting for the first time you feel a rush of exhilaration. It's like winning a...
5 Ways to Screw Up as a New Housesitter - house on fire

5 Ways to Screw Up as a New House Sitter

If you're house sitting for the first time – or even if you're not – the homeowners are trusting you to do a good...
Being a Writer for House Sitters

Being a Writer can be Problematic for House Sitters

I'm used to zooming past border officials as I travel between countries. I basically get a free pass once they see my occupation is...
The Truth About Housesitting in Sierpe - title image

The Truth About Housesitting in Sierpe

When my husband and I visited Costa Rica for the first time we didn't take a short vacation – we were there for three...
Living rent free isn't just a dream

How to Start House Sitting (Infographic)

Living rent-free isn't a dream; many savvy travelers keep costs down by living like the locals, and without paying rent. How do they do...