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!
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.
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!
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.