1. Cost Effective Travel
How about eliminating accommodation costs on arrival?
House sitting is usually approached from a 'rent free' perspective. You stay in the owner's home for free in exchange for your time and services. Just imagine the savings this provides. House sitting allows you to live around the world in a variety of properties and at no cost.
2. Access to amazing parts of the world
We dreamed of visiting Asia in 2014, with Thailand and Hong Kong at the top of the list. A 6 week house sit in Laos gave us the base we needed to explore the region at leisure.
There are many different types of house sits out there, from apartments to country houses and castles, from city centers to the remote countryside. Whatever your dream location there could be a perfect house sit waiting for you...
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3. Live more like a local than a tourist
This also opens the door to the community and a real involvement in local life. When slow traveling this is essential in getting the most from the experience.
Sometimes the home owner may allow access to their car, motorbike, bicycle, boat or even a tuk-tuk! Another advantage you'll have over any tourist.
4. Get to travel and have pets
Sits can range from a single cat or dog up to a virtual zoo. If you long to be around animals while traveling then what could be better than house sitting..?
5. Make new friends as you go...
House sitting however will pitch you right into the community, living among the locals. This way you can build relationships and really get to know the people who make that place what it is.
We have house sat around the world and have collected so many friends over the years, both previous owners but also friends made while on the assignment.