This was house sit number 5 for us and by far it was the most exciting house sit we’ve ever had. Let’s just say we had excitement from all ranges of the spectrum from exhilarating to scary.
We are asked time and time again about all of our house sitting opportunities. We get questions like, “How do we find housesits who accept families?”, “How do you house sit all over the world?”, “Do you get to choose the type of animal you will be pet sitting?” and the lists goes on. For us, house sitting is an excellent way for us to get time with pets as well as save a little money on accommodation when traveling. Below we will share with you everything you need to know about house sitting. Oh and a little something special, just for Wagoners Abroad readers!
If you know Wagoners Abroad, you know we like a good deal. About a year or two ago, I stumbled upon a few people mentioning they were staying in great homes and sometimes in exotic locations for free! I was thinking “I want to do that too!”.
There are great benefits to doing a housesit. The biggest one is being able to visit a place that one might not visit and not having to pay for a hotel/apartment. The other big benefit as far as the Wagoners are concerned is that we get Pet Time!
Quick, what images does the word “Stonehenge” conjure in your head? Druids? Alien technology? Human sacrifice? That experts are not exactly sure how or why Stonehenge was created, and that adds to the mystery of the site.
A couple of years ago when we began planning our adventure living abroad, I kept reading about others traveling to great locations with FREE accommodation. They kept mentioning that they were doing a House Sit and I thought to myself “Wow, how did they get so lucky?” Then over time I found that there were a few websites that help you with the process of finding a house to sit as well as finding a house sitter. I will share a little about where to find a house sit and then a little about our first house sitting experience.
Okay maybe the title is a bit mixed up. We arrived in London England and then the storm hit. I know you are asking “What in the world are you doing in London? You live in Spain.” We are doing our very first house sit and are very excited. We yanked the kids out of school for the week and are in the land of the Queen. Continue reading