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House sitting- a great Lifestyle for Young People

Ah, youth. You’re vibrant, filled with energy and just a hint of existential dread - the world’s your oyster! If only you could quit your dependency on avocado toast so you could afford a house… The rent is getting tough. You’d rather be sipping an ice cold cider by the sea, or just about anywhere, globetrotting and making memories for when you retire. But you’re on a shoestring budget and maybe even still studying, so now what? Well, do I have the proposition for you: house sitting! You really can have it all. more...

 

House Sitting in Melbourne on a Shoe string

Some of my great loves are holidays, chai, and a good bargain. It’s truly a beautiful thing when these things come together, and I know I’m not alone here: half the fun of leaving the house is managing to come back with change to spare. So, here are my tips on how to have a fabulous and wallet friendly trip to Melbourne (Hint: it starts with house sitting!) more...

 

Safe House Sitting Travel in 2020

With many Australian Premiers encouraging residents to start travelling within their own states and territories, now is the time to start organising a house sit. Whether it's to visit family or friends, or explore a new place, house sitting is a safer and more affordable way to start travelling again. more...

 

Top 4 pet care tips for house sitters

A large number of homeowners choose to get a house sitter not because of their home, but because of their pets. Many pet owners would rather have their animals taken care of in their own home, than board them out at a kennel. Looking after someone else's animal is a big responsibility and it's important that sitters understand what is needed. Here are a few tips to help get you started. more...

 

Creating a great Sitter profile

We often get people emailing our office asking what they can do to give them the best chance of securing house sitting work. We always tell them that the first step is to make sure your sitter profile is up to date and engaging for home owners. Here are some of our tips on making your sitter profile the best it can be. more...