House Sitting and Swapping

House Sitting & Swapping

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

Are you looking for an efficient, economical way to see the world? While there are many ways to make travel cheaper, finding accommodation that suits and doesn’t break the budget is a huge element. If you like pets and want to see more of the world in a unique way, welcome to the world of a house sitter.

What exactly is house sitting? Basically, someone wants to go away themselves but has responsibilities at their home. Perhaps a dog they can’t leave on their own or a cat that would descend into a state of depression without human interaction. They need someone to come take care of things while they’re away on a hard earned holiday themselves. And you guessed it, you could be that someone.

Since you’re looking after their property – and, very often, their pets as well – you’ll stay for free. This means that you’ll have a great place to stay while exploring a new part of the country, or better yet, a completely new country. The “catch” is that you’ll also have the responsibility of looking after the property and making sure it stays safe and sound while the owner is engaged elsewhere.