Desperately want to travel, but aren’t sure your budget will allow those expensive destinations like Fiji, Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand? Housecarers.com may be the answer! They provide worldwide connections between willing house sitters and traveling homeowners.
One of the fastest growing popular trends in the world of travel today is house sitting. Housecarers.com is the most visited house sitting site in the world. They’ve matched thousands of traveling homeowners with house sitters worldwide. In return for house/pet sitting, you’ll have a place to stay for free!
For the cost of your airline ticket – don’t forget to take advantage of those reward programs – you could be living like a local in some of the most beautiful places in the world. By staying in a home instead of a hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to become part of the local community. Meeting neighbors, shopping in the markets, and even volunteering in nearby schools and clubs is an option if that suits your personality.
How does Housecarers work?
For a $50 yearly fee, you’ll have access to search their extensive database, set up your own listing, upload photos, and receive e-mail notifications when new listings are posted. A free limited membership is also available, but without the ability to apply directly for house sitting opportunities.
Once you’re registered with Housecarers.com, you’ll have the opportunity to write a few paragraphs and upload photos. This helps the homeowner get to know you better. The goal is to them feel comfortable with you watching their most prized possessions. House sitting guides and samples of listings are provided. Daily e-mails of new house sitting opportunities plus a huge multi-country database literally puts the world at your fingertips!
We’ve become affiliates and strong supporters of this site – and plan to use them VERY soon for a new adventure of our own. What do you suggest, Molokai, Hawaii or Fiji? Or perhaps New Zealand might be a good place to start? We’ll keep you posted on how it all works out!