Welcome To Housesitting
Have you heard of housesitting? Many people are surprised that I have stayed in other people’s homes in Canada and around the world. Housesitting arrangements benefit both the homeowner and the pet sitter.
Did I ever think I would look after donkeys, a goat and sheep? Or chickens? Or an extremely chatty cat? What about a very old dog that I carried everywhere? I now have animal friends all over the world, not to mention lasting connections with many of the homeowners.
These resources will give you strategies on how to get started as a housesitter and how to find amazing housesits around the world. It is a delightful way to see the world and live like a local, all the while loving some animals!
- How to Become a Housesitter | A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Housesitting answers all questions about becoming a housesitter. This detailed guide will support anybody on a quest to become a housesitter. That means solo travellers and couples.
- House and Pet Sitting | 10 Unforgettable Benefits Read about the wonderful benefits and the 10 best ones that you are sure to love.
- Housesitting Tips | Another Way to See the World offers great tips learned from my first experience of looking after hens. Yes… hens. I had never looked after hens before. In return, delicate blue eggs were laid for me.
I use Trusted Housesitters to find my housesits and also through word of mouth. There are quite a few organizations that bring homeowners and travellers looking for this opportunity together. They are listed in the detailed How to Become a Housesitter Guide.
Start dreaming. Which country would you like to housesit in first? Which city? I dreamt of housesitting in Paris and Vancouver and they both came true!