Hi! We’re Chris+Suze

We quit the 9-5 to become full time housesitters – exploring the UK and beyond, making new furry friends along the way. Let us inspire you with tales of our travels, as we share our tips to help you start your own adventure!

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    Lake District Cabin life: Our stay at Hinterlandes

    It’s no secret that we LOVE a quirky stay! One of the best parts of house sitting is getting to experience life in all kinds of homes, and when we’re not house sitting, we enjoy finding the kookiest places to spend our time. From Airstreams and yurts to châteaus and shepherds huts, we’ve enjoyed our […]

    • Creating a successful pet sitter profile

      House and pet sitting has really taken off in recent years, especially since the Covid pandemic resulted in thousands of people getting ‘lockdown puppies’. As travel opens up again, these new pet owners are turning to live-in pet sitters to care for their animals while they’re away, instead of putting their pooches in kennels. House […]

    • Caring for a female dog in season

      After three and a half years of house and pet sitting, caring for over ninety different dogs, we’ve only looked after three dogs in heat and they’ve all been in the past few months! The first at a rural house sit in Norfolk with four year old terrier Winnie, and most recently at our current […]

    • Why you should get a house sitter to care for your pets when you’re away

      Recently, someone asked us ‘Why do people even need house sitters?’. Sometimes we forget that not everyone understands what we do as full time house and pet sitters! This prompted us to share the following two stories on our Instagram, breaking down the responsibilities we had at a recent house sit in order to care […]

    • Hiking the horseshoe ridge route to Pen y Fan

      In late June we started a housesit deep in the Welsh countryside, not too far from the Brecon Beacons. We had two ponies, four ducks and five sheep in our care, all of whom only required feeding early in the morning and late in the evening. Our homeowner encouraged us to get out and explore […]

    • What is house sitting? A brief overview (with discount codes!)

      We’ve been full time house and pet sitters since the beginning of 2018, and sometimes when we explain our occupation to people, we’re met with furrowed brows and head tilts. For those that have never heard of the idea it sounds too good to be true, and we’ve been living this lifestyle for so long […]

    • Our top places to visit in Dartmoor

      Dartmoor is one of our favourite areas of England. Having grown up in a busy town before moving to city life in London, then spending a year in Brighton before we began full time housesitting, it’s safe to say that we now prefer the slower pace of life that comes with smaller towns and villages. […]

    • Achieve your reading goals with Goodreads

      As we tumbled out of the whirlwind that was 2020 and into the relative unknown of 2021, unsurprisingly we didn’t feel up to making lots of big New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of January. With so much uncertainty ahead, as we conceded to the UK’s third national lockdown and an abundance of travel restrictions, […]

    • Long vs. Short house sits – The pros and cons and what we’ve learnt

      In 2021 we’re heading into our fourth consecutive year of full-time housesitting, with over 60 housesits under our belts. In the current climate, we feel very fortunate that we secured a repeat housesitting assignment for a homeowner who has become a friend, as we’ve taken care of her countryside cottage in Norfolk plus her three […]

    • Get walking with Stridekick

      It won’t come as a surprise that one of our absolute favourite pastimes is going for a long walk or hike. When we were coming up with the name for our Instagram page, which then became the name for our website, we wanted something that would encapsulate our love of animals as well as our […]

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