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Long term travel and the leap of faith!

Housesitters pose with their first petsitting charges Hudson the dog and K2 the cat

Long term travel has always preoccupied travel agents Dianne and Mike. This year they finally took the plunge, they sold everything, upped sticks in Canada leaving family and friends to travel slowly across the world. A life long dream of journeying to discover the world one country at a time through slow travel, and living like locals in a neighbourhood ...

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Asia a ‘rich budget travel’ experience

Sunset over Bagan temples in Myanmar

Last year our first student intern Ellie said farewell to our office on completing her internship determined to experience budget travel, ideally to try house-sitting and to see more of the world. All our housesitting assignments and travelers’ tales had given her a taste for travel. Twelve months later she has sent us a blog about how she succeeded in ...

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Our pets chose us and our unusual cave home in Spain

Modern dining room in 2016

Our pets chose us and our unusual home We have pets, or rather we have been adopted by a number of pets,  four cats and one dog to be precise. All of them chose us and our home to share their lives. We love our pets, but actually we were quite surprised to have been so especially singled out by ...

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Top tip for affordable travel and free accommodation – Try house-sitting!

Ellie our student intern, now graduated, reflects on her impending traveling adventure and offers some top tips for others considering a long term trip and needing affordable travel. Affordable travel and free accommodation through house-sitting Becoming a new graduate is exciting and challenging all at the same time, not only do you have to contend with facing the real world after ...

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House-sitting Intern Discovers Affordable Travel

Three members of the HouseSitMatch team pose for a selfie at the World Travel Market

House-sitting as a means of Affordable Travel I have travelled the world as a student, camping, back-packing and youth hosteling, latterly discovering house-sitting as a green and affordable way to travel.Then in my final year at Uni I joined HouseSitMatch.com a new ‘start-up’ as their first intern, and that’s when I really began to discover ‘house-sitting’ – an incredibly under-rated ...

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House-Sitting and Sustainable Travel

What is Sustainable Travel? Is house-sitting sustainable or green travel? Sustainable and responsible tourism is a phrase that has become very popular in the past few years. But why has it become such a big issue? And how is house-sitting related? It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 people in the UK take a short break or holiday each year, ...

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Community-based Tourism and House-sitting

Tourism Concern, our new partner, who share similar values to us regarding sustainable, green and ethical travel, explain the advantages of community-based tourism and the benefits, through many examples of their work. We hope you enjoy this article especially written for us by Polly Pattullo. Tourism is no longer a dirty word in Mae Klang Luang, a small village in ...

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Sam and Pete need long-term house-sitters – But why..?

Need long term pet-sitters because you are travelling away from home or because you are volunteering abroad? Why not find registered and trustworthy house and pet-sitters to live in your home and care for your pets in your absence? Long-term house-sitters are needed for a volunteering couple – Sam and Pete From time to time we are asked by people ...

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House-Sitting Australia – Travel Top Ten Tips

Travel Tips for house-sitting Australia If you’re not an Ozzie and you’re headed to Australia on your career break, you’re not alone! It’s one of the most popular destinations to travel to – partly due to it being easy to work there (thank you working holiday visa) and partly because of the sunshine! Here are our travel top ten tips ...

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