Housesitting

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • Hygge for housesitters

      It’s no secret that we’re totally obsessed with Scandinavian culture – we fell in love with Sweden on our first trip to Stockholm in 2014, and have been consuming as much information about the Scandi way of living ever since. We’ve now travelled back to Sweden, explored Denmark, and most recently visited Iceland for Chris’ […]

    • Travelling during Covid: Our 2020 housesitting review

      On the 5th November the UK entered its second lockdown. At the time of writing, lockdown 2 is planned to end on the 2nd of December but, if we’ve learnt anything from 2020 it’s to expect the unexpected. We had three housesits lined up over November that we had to cancel in order to comply […]