House Sitting World Blog

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… 


Travel Insurance – Why bother? 

We had several opportunities to avail ourselves of local medical and dental providers during our first year of house sitting.  Thankfully, we had a fantastic insurance policy that offset most of the costs associated with treatment. Travel insurance covers a lot of ground including, but not limited to: flight or tour cancellation,… 


The Language Barriers of Traveling and House Sitting

When travelling abroad, one expects there will be language barriers. However it never dawned upon me that my first hurdle would be, of all places, England. It seems that even though I am a native speaker of English, I in fact, do not speak English. My case in point; conversations… 


What Do House Sitters Expect From Home Owners?

What are my responsibilities as a home owner to a house sitter?   1.   Provide a safe and clean environment This is paramount for house sitters.  It is one of the top complaints.  This doesn’t mean you have have the Good Housekeeping award, but it does mean to ensure there…