How I Travel the World Living Like a Local – For FREE! Ask Me Anything!
I just spent a month in London. I breathlessly applauded a West End production, grazed my way through Borough Market, marveled at a performance by the world’s best beat poet and relished “death by dumpling” at an all-you-can eat Asian bistro. And then there were days where I just hung out and people-watched.
How could I afford such extravagances? …Especially considering that I’m a self-employed writer?
I housesat! For nearly a month, I lived in London caring for two kitties and an elderly dog while the homeowners vacationed. I had my own fully stocked kitchen and a garden where I’d snack on vine-fresh grape tomatoes. I slept in a queen-sized waterbed, binge-watched the first season of “Six Feet Under” on a 48” screen TV and cuddled with the kitties in my own private backyard.
A part of the gig economy, housesitting is an exchange where petowners engage a housesitter to care for their home and pets while they are away. Typically, homeowners cover all the household and pet care expenses while the housesitter enjoys the home and surroundings at no cost.
Housesitters come in all shapes and sizes: Singles, couples, families, young adults, retirees, fulltimers like me, others who sit periodically during their holidays. I've been housesitting fulltime for 9 years!
Consider housesitting as a way to travel and "live like a local"! Ask me anything!
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