House Sitting World Blog

Real Life House Sitting - Disaster Preparedness

With all of the extreme weather and earthquakes happening right now, it is an excellent reminder to house sitters about the importance of asking homeowners about disaster preparedness.  During your interview stage, you will need to ask tough questions of your homeowners to ensure you are fully prepared in the… 


Be Prepared - List for Typhoon and Hurricane Preparedness

Be Prepared  ** Charge any device that provides light. Laptops, tablets, cameras, video cameras, and old phones. Old cell phones can still used for dialing 911. Charge external battery back ups. Wash all trash cans, big and small, and fill with water for flushing toilets. Line outdoor trash cans with… 


What do I do if I lose or have my passport stolen?

Having recently had a close call when reaching for my passport, we thought it prudent to re-post the following info on what to do if your passport is lost or stolen.  No one wants to find themselves in this situation, however, with a little forward planning, you can make the… 


Climb, Crawl and Zip: Wales Offers an Awesome Adventure

Zip Adventure in Wales, UK We’re travelling in Europe this summer – including a house sit in Wiltshire, England.  Because our grandson is travelling with us, we’re doing a few activities that are more suited to kids.  While planning, Louise searched for zip lines in the United Kingdom and found… 


A House Sitters Excellent Adventure

Lions, Tigers, and Bears.  Oh, My! Well no lions or tigers, but bear, moose, eagles, mountain sheep and goats aplenty.  Important safety tip: lions do live in these mountains, but I digress. When we took our current sit in Langley, BC, we were in Edmonton, Alberta and our initial plan… 


Tips for Homeowners Hosting a House Sitter

For The Perfect House Profile Be honest Create clear expectations Know what type of house sitter you need and want Your essential responsibilities as a homeowner to your house sitter Provide a safe and clean environment Have clear expectations agreed upon before the sit Provide the sitter with a detailed… 


Winter House Sit in Canada - Not for the Faint of Heart.

Things Which May Grow up to be Blogs Day six of our winter house sit in Canada proved to be … interesting.  Skiing with our grandson, my mobile phone rings and it’s my wife, Louise.  She is 35 km away, visiting family with our car and had promised to ring upon arrival at… 


Taking the Pain out of Border Crossing

With all of the changes and challenges we are seeing in the world, one of the most frequent questions we get from international travelers has to do with border crossings. What do I need to have at any border?  Do I need an onward ticket?  What do I do if… 


Why Not Try a House Sitter?

Okay, the vacation is booked.  The rooms reserved.  Uh oh… what about the dog, the bird and the pond fish? Have you recently had to take on kennel costs while you went on vacation?  Kennels can cost almost as much as the vacation package!!  Not to mention who is going…