World Wide House Sitters Blog

Find your perfect animal match

Find your perfect animal match

Posted in Pet Care 2 days ago

So you’ve decided to go housesitting. Great! Welcome to the house sitting family. Now before you jump right into sending out all your perfect applications, please take a moment to actually visualise yourself housesitting. Because finding nice home owners, a cool place to house sit for a while and for an amount of time that fits your travelling schedule is one thing, but maybe one of the biggest things you have to be thinking about is: what kind of animal will I be looking after? ...
Our favourite cities: Happy Hamburg

Our favourite cities: Happy Hamburg

Posted in All Posts 2 weeks ago

As we said in one of our previous articles, we are a big fan of city trips. After our story about Cool Copenhagen, it’s now time to tell you about one of our other favourites: Hamburg. Also known as Berlin’s little sister this is the perfect city to get to know the German culture and indulge yourself in their famous Fischbrötchen and other delicious foods. Hamburg is located in the north of Germany and is the second largest city in Germany. Her port is the third lar...
How to write the winning application

How to write the winning application

Posted in Pet Care 4 weeks ago

If we have convinced you to try out house sitting, then the search for a perfect house sit starts. Homeowners will get lots of applications so it is important to stand out of the crowd. After you’ve become a member of World Wide House Sitters and you’ve set up an eye-catching profile, it’s time to start reading the messages homeowners wrote. Some of them will attract you, some of them just aren’t a fit, depending on what you (and the owners) are looking for. ...
Our favourite cities: Cool Copenhagen

Our favourite cities: Cool Copenhagen

Posted in All Posts 1 month ago

In between months of working and a big holiday break should be at least one or two city breaks. In our opinion, a city break is an ideal moment to wind down, get a break from your daily life and indulge yourself in new cultures. In this article we introduce you to a city that is perfect for a small European city break. Cool Copenhagen. Where to go when you are entering the Danish capital? Norrebrø Norrebrø is a hip, multicultural neighbourhood with many nice streets...
It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango

Posted in Pet Care 2 months ago

Did you know it is illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland? It might sound a bit strange, but Swiss law made it a rule that pet owners must adopt at least two guinea pigs at a time so the animals don’t get lonely. Denying your pet the opportunity to make new friends is seen as an act of cruelty according the Swiss pet ownership laws. There are even multiple companies that rent out guinea pigs to help out a grieving guinea pig when they have lost one of their mates....
House Sitting Why Not?

House Sitting Why Not?

Posted in Pet Care 1 year ago

When you need to travel, House sitting has many plus points than you might think. Here are a couple of reasons on why House Sitters should be considered: Avoid opportunistic theft: It doesn’t matter where you live, whether in a city, country-side or home overseas, this is an issue that everyone faces when going on holiday. How sure is the security of your own home? You can never be too sure. By having a house sitter around, it decreases that chance of thieving as it brings ...
Workaholic to Wanderluster!

Workaholic to Wanderluster!

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

It is great at times to be work driven and we need to work in order to survive our everyday hustle – but we also get tired at times. I mean what is work, work, work and no play right? We all deserve a good break from that busy life, even if it is just a couple of days. It is a proven fact that we need to rejuvenate to enhance our wellbeing. Have a catch up with your family, friends, pets, but nevertheless catch up and treat yourself! Go on a holiday! Perhaps you are urging for...
Winston's Story

Winston's Story

Posted in Pet Care 1 year ago

Or Alternatively How a stain on the carpet doesn’t have to mean a stain on your House Sitting reputation It’s the final day of your house-sitting stay and you’re making sure your host’s home is everything they would like it to be - pristine, sparkling, spotless. Till now, everything has gone swimmingly.  You’ve enjoyed a terrific month away.  You’ve explored the local area, visited a cluster of stately homes, sampled several magnif...
Benny's Blog Part 5

Benny's Blog Part 5

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

FREE …FREE…What’s the catch. Nothings for FREE today.” said Jake. Tim and I are having a mocha in the Guylian coffee shop in the Rocks. I have my own chair with a towel on watching the world go by and having loads of treats and cuddles. Tim’s talking to Jake, our friend who works at the coffee shop. He can’t believe what Tim is telling him about WWHS. “You stay at peoples home for FREE…..” That’s the bea...
Survival of the fittest?

Survival of the fittest?

Posted in All Posts 1 year ago

You’re awoken by the heartfelt call of a lonely fan-tailed cuckoo. Your eyes flutter open to an achingly warm afternoon sun, bathing your torso.  You take in the gently rhythmic ‘splish splish’ of the Pacific, flirting with the soft edge of the sandy shore-line.  This was surely the holiday you were dreaming of when you were packing your bags, checking your flights and making sure all the boxes were ticked in anticipation of your house sitter. You sit up,...