Have you ever considered how house sitting could help you achieve your life goals? Whether that’s save money for a deposit on a house, travelling the world, learning new skills, or the experience of living in different communities, house sitting can be a great way to turn your dreams into a reality.
With Aussie House Sitters, the most common form of house sitting is where the sitter looks after the house, pets and plants in exchange for free accommodation and no money changes hands. In exchange, the sitter receives free accommodation, with all the comforts and benefits of staying in a home, plus the opportunity to live like a local in a new place.
Not surprisingly, this has to be one of the biggest perks of house sitting. Commonly, the greatest cost when on the road will be your accommodation. House sitting can drastically reduce this cost by helping you save money on rent, utilities, and other living expenses. Also, if you’re fortunate enough to look after chickens, a veggie garden or fruit trees, the produce they provide can also substantially reduce your food bill. The money you save can then go towards paying off debts, building savings, or funding your future plans.
House sitting is one of the easiest ways to travel on a shoestring budget. Depending on your preferences, you can be a house sitter in your local area, in a different state or even overseas.
Not only is Aussie House Sitters the largest, house and pet sitting site in Australia, we also have sister sites in New Zealand, The UK, America and Canada. That means alongside the opportunity to explore your own backyard, you can also travel while house sitting overseas knowing your accommodation is free. And while you’re there, you’ll also be provided with all of the comforts and amenities you need to feel at home, like plenty of personal space, a well-equipped kitchen and free internet.
This makes it the perfect gig for digital nomads and those who work from home.
House sitting gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills that can enrich both your personal and professional life. You can learn how to care for different types of pets and plants, how to maintain a home and garden, and how to use new appliances and tools. House sitting also encourages great communication skills – Responding promptly and courteously to messages and phone calls always leaves a positive impression.
When you become a house sitter you gain access to an amazing community of like-minded people. Regular travelling can make it hard to connect with locals if you’re staying in hostels or hotels with other with travellers all the time.
Living amongst the local community gives you a first-hand perspective into the culture of the people away from regular tourist hubs.
It’s also a fantastic way to slow down and absorb the local lifestyle.
With house sitting you can make friends of both the human and furry kind! It’s such a rewarding experience that often leads to the formation of lifelong friendships. Not to mention, a great way to start working toward your goals.
Considering travelling overseas and interested in house sitting? Check out all the available house sits on our sister sites right here:
Anna & Cody are Conservationists, Humanitarians, House Sitters and Full Time Travellers. You can check them out here: https://ecohousesitters.com
Sue and Steve are a couple from country Victoria who were keen to make the most of their post-work life. When it came to the idea of travelling, leaving behind their beloved dog Toby was out of the question.
Reviews are a lovely way to reward both house sitters and homeowners following a house sit. Reviews appear on a sitter’s profile adding credibility, helping to build trust and can also help to secure future house sits.
Just wanted to thank you for a truly amazing service. I have really enjoyed all my sits, meeting new people and animals and of course making friends along the way. The last 18 months have given me the space and time to save and this week I achieved my goal by buying a new home. Couldn't have done it without you so a huge THANK YOU Sandi