So while getting so caught up my current travel plans I have kind of gotten a little bit behind on my blog. The excitement is starting to overcome me and I am so amazed at all the resources that are available online if you just take the time to look. Recently I stumbled upon a blog where this couple has travelled the world via House-Sitting. There are few major sites which I will list below that allow you to search through hundreds of property’s all around the world in turn that you take care of their pets, water their garden or sometimes both. These sites do have a fee of course, like with everything in life, but the fee is less than $100 a year. In some major cities a decent hotel room could end up costing you more than that per night. So if you are planning on travelling for longer periods of time and are pretty location flexible these online services could be for you, as I hope it works out for me.
Top 3 House Sitting Websites
Just so you know, I am not being paid by any of these sites and everything here is just my opinion. So the three I listed above are some of the main house sitting websites, but there are probably many others so do your research if you are really interested in trying this out. The only one I have tried out so far is Trusted House sitters, it allows you to create a free account in order to browse through some available houses, but will not allow you to contact the owner until you pay the site registration fees.
Tip to Save Money: I signed up for the free account through trusted house sitters a few months ago and recently got an email saying I will receive 20% off if I registered as a paid user. So if you don’t need to use it right away you could wait a little while until you also hopefully receive a discounted offer.
Many of the houses available are in great vacation destinations all around the world. Australia had many postings and there were also quite a few throughout the United Kingdom. Many of the houses I seen were beautiful and some even had pools. If you have put your possessions in storage and sold your house or ended your lease for your apartment you could potentially get a house sit in your home town when you return. Saving you money on rent and helping you out till you can save more money. I am really hoping that I will have success with this as it would make long term travel possible for me. Let me know what you think or if you have tried out any of these websites before.