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Workaways volunteering“Working twenty-five hours a week for room and board? Are you crazy?”

That is the comment we often hear from friends when we first begin telling them about our experiences with Workaways.

However, after we explain that we do it to learn a new skill, to experience a new area, to ‘give back’, and that we meet the most interesting people, they sometimes change their minds.

Or, at least they begin to understand our love for this part of our retired nomadic lifestyle. [click to continue…]


Ok you have decided to take the plunge and house sit overseas. Congratulations, the hardest part of any journey is making the decision and taking that first step.

However, before you accept that dream house sitting assignment and jet off halfway around the globe. There is a critical question that needs to be asked. [click to continue…]



house sitting profiles suckAfter spending hundreds of hours doing research on house sitting platforms, I have seen many house sitting profiles that quite frankly suck!

Take this one for example…….

It’s titled ‘I’m Your Guy’ and goes on to give you his name, where he comes from and that he’s single. The accompanying photograph shows an attractive male, smiling alluringly at the camera. [click to continue…]


house sittersWhat’s the deal with house sitters?

Listening to some of their stories you might think they actually enjoy pain and suffering.

You have heard the stories, or even have one of your own. You know, the ones about arriving at a house sit only to find the place to be a disgusting, insect ridden, pig sty that immediately sets off your asthma.

Or where the sitter discovers that someone else will be living in the house with them, either a wild, out of control teenager or an invalid spouse who requires full time care. [click to continue…]


Want to pursue your passion for travel, retire early, linger longer and live like a local?  Discover why house sitting is the ultimate way to travel.

You may have heard of house sitting before.  You or your teenager may have even looked after the neighbor’s cat when they went away last year. However there is a whole lot more to house sitting than you ever imagined.

Really, like what? [click to continue…]