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Digital nomads – Masters of evolution

Digital nomads are masters of evolution – a grand statement perhaps but consider the facts. While some people work online occasionally as a way to take their work with them, full-time digital nomads have no fixed desk, they move between locations with wifi taking their profession with them. The housesitting community offers great examples of digital nomads, their portable professions enabling ...

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House-sitting in Costa Rica

Infinity pool at the villa in Costa Rica

House-sitting in Costa Rica – Belated honeymoon After selling a business in the US and marrying his sweetheart Kristie, Tim wanted to take some time out for a belated honeymoon.  They had both been working so hard for years without a break. At a party a friend mentioned house-sitting as a way to travel, it seemed like a good way ...

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The bearable lightness of being stuff-free

Two suitcases containing all portable possessions of a housesitter

A new perspective on being stuff-free It has become something of a cliche to bemoan the modern Western predilection for accumulating stuff. As Tyler Durden so eloquently puts it in Fight Club, ‘The things you own end up owning you’. We are destined to wake up one day and realise that we have a house crammed full of stuff and have little ...

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How house-sitting enables my travel

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this our choice for the 2015 ...

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Making friends while housesitting

Making friends in a coffee shop in Kiev

Making friends on a long term housesit For a number of years now I have chosen to look after property and pets (as a cost saving way) to travel the world. I’ve found that being a short term single visitor to a new country it can be a challenge when making friends, and therein lies the choice: I can either ...

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Economics of Housesitting in the Ukraine

On accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment and what the economics of the trip might mean to you. You know you will live rent free although you may be asked to pay for utilities. Think also of the basic food supplies you want to buy in order to ...

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How Housesitting helped us live a dream!

My family lives a different lifestyle; we don’t own a house or a car and have very little in the way of worldly possessions. We live with less so we can travel the world full time for as long as we want to. With the help of housesitting websites like HousesitMatch.com, that bring together housesitters like us with home owners ...

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Long term house-sitting near Kiev – Part 3

Long term house-sitting - organised preserve jars

Settling into the Long term house-sitting :- When accepting a Long term house-sitting assignment anywhere in the world, you need to consider your readiness to live in an unfamiliar environment for an extended period, and what simple things you might need to call that place home for a while. If you are an experienced house-sitter ready to set up ‘home’ ...

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Long Term Housesitting near Kiev – Part 2

Looking up at a laden apricot tree with fruit fully ripened

House-sitter and independent traveler Edward accepts a Long term house-sitting near Kiev. The owner is selling her home and emigrating to Montenegro, she needed someone to live in the house until it is sold. This blog describes Edward’s arrival in the Ukraine, meeting his homeowner Tina. He continues his ‘sharing economy’ story by telling us how Tina introduces him to the ...

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Long term house-sitting near Kiev

Long term housesitting near Kiev grapes in fruitful garden

House-sitter and independent traveler Edward accepts a Long term house-sitting near Kiev. The owner is selling her home and emigrating to Montenegro, she needed someone to live in the house until it is sold. This blog describes Edward’s journey from Spain to Ukraine, and on arriving his surprise at the peace and quiet of his rural neighbourhood, a far cry ...

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Long-Term House-Sitters in France with Horses

long-term house-sitters

In July 2014 a new client registered with us wanting some help with a rather specific brief. Never wanting to turn down a challenge we said yes, and then we asked what she needed! Her requirement was to find a couple of long-term house-sitters who are experienced with horses, and were ready to move to Normandy in Northern France, within ...

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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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Long-term travel, made affordable

housesitting, affordable travel, housesitting in Australia

Ideas for long term travel, and what to do to make it affordable… Long term travel gives opportunities to learn, explore, and broaden horizons. Here Rachel Morgan Trimmer Founder of the Career Break Site offers ideas on making long term travel affordable Long-term travel is a wonderful opportunity for those who can do it and those who can afford it. ...

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