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Travelling Solo: A housesitter’s guide

Full moon shining over Maidenhead Bridge

At HouseSitMatch we find we are increasingly attracting more professionals and semi-retired professionals travelling solo or as couples and housesitters. Many want to pursue a long nurtured dream to travel. As is our want when we meet someone with an interesting perspective on ‘life, travel and housesitting’ we approach them to share their experience of housesitting through HouseSitMatch. Here is ...

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House sitting in England Makes Peak Season Affordable!

Summer is the most expensive time to visit the UK. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my family could afford to travel throughout England for more than a month during peak season! But, we did because of house sitting. We arrived the Last week in May to start house sitting in England, the beginning of the peak travel season. ...

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New housesitter tries petsitting in Marlow

New housesitter petsitting in Marlow

New housesitter Nick Caley shares his first week’s petsitting diary. A first time housesitter Nick followed advice given by HouseSitMatch his housesitting network, and after several chats to get to know the owner he traveled to the ‘sit’. He describes his first meeting with Mary the homeowner and Willow her dog, as well as their daily routines. For Nick the ...

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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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Housesitters keep your holiday home ‘safe as houses’

Pretty Waterside cottage in Devon made of wood

Find Housesitters to keep your holiday home safe Owning a holiday home has many benefits. One of the best things about keeping a second home in a place where you love to visit, is being able to holiday with all your home comforts in a much-loved location. But how do you keep your holiday home safe? Housesitters, or home-sitters as ...

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Dog-Sitting in the Hughenden Valley

Dog-sitting student finds creative ways to save As a student I am always interested in finding new and unusual things to do and dog-sitting is a great way to earn and save money for uni next year. I liked the idea of house-sitting. As a dog owner myself I decided that I’d look for local houses with pets that need ...

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A Cat-sitting Tourist Sees London for Free!

Cat-sitting means I can travel for free A few years ago a friend who is a journalist asked me to stay in her flat for a week to look after things while she popped off to the Washington to report on a brewing political story. The one condition was I had to do a spot of cat-sitting. What it meant ...

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Professional Couple Swap Commute for house-sit

PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SWAP LONG COMMUTE FOR HOUSE-SITTING IN LONDON Alick and Sarah – Homeowners turned Trusty House-Sitters About four years ago Alick an architect and Sarah a designer decided to move out of their one bedroom flat in London in search of their ideal country hideaway. They found a charming 15th Century cottage in a village setting and set about ...

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Match in 24-hours Solves Pet-Sitter Emergency

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Student solves professional couple’s pet-sitter emergency Here’s the meet and greet photo Story Meet Kate and Tom, they just moved to the area and needed a new house-sitter in a hurry, they were let down by a new contact and found themselves in a pet-sitter emergency. So they called up HouseSit Match to see if we knew anyone who was ...

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Need Some Travel Tips for the UK

Sicilian Avenue London

Need some travel tips for the UK? Top 5 UK Travel Destinations When travelling in the UK there are some attractions that everybody wants to see and so you do the postcard tour, which of-course can be great fun. However, it doesn’t take a great deal of effort in London to step off the beaten track for a peak at ...

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