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Interview with house sitter Toni (AU)

Interview with house sitter Toni (AU)

Posted in Pet Care 1 week ago

In one of our last blogs you could read about the house sit experiences of Adriana and Matěj. In this second interview you can read about the house sit adventures from Toni, an Ozzie solo traveller for more than 10 years. Enjoy! 1. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Who you are, where you live, etc.   I have called Melbourne, Australia home for most of my life - except for when I had my "living abroad" stints in London and Vancouver in 2013-2017 for w...
Explore the jungle in Khao Sok National Park

Explore the jungle in Khao Sok National Park

Posted in All Posts 2 weeks ago

We love the Thailand vibes! Next to the stunning islands where we could literally stay forever, we felt it would also be nice to explore a bit more of the inland. As Thailand is already one big tourist spot, it is nowadays harder and harder to find a place where you can still enjoy the silence and relax in a quiet place surrounded by nature. But here we are....in the middle of the jungle of Khao Sok National Park! Read our story about this magical place. Nature We found one ...
Interview with house sitters Adriana and Matěj (CZ)

Interview with house sitters Adriana and Matěj (CZ)

Posted in Pet Care 3 weeks ago

New on the blog! Interviews with experienced house sitters. We can give you a lot of information on the subject, but isn’t it always best to hear stories from people that have done this already a few times? Yeah, we thought so. In this first interview you can read about the house sit adventures from Adriana and Matěj, two experienced house sitters. Enjoy! 1. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Who you are, where you live, etc. We are Adriana and Matěj - a coupl...
Island hopping in Thailand

Island hopping in Thailand

Posted in All Posts 1 month ago

From Austria to Asia! Thailand has more than 1400 islands to discover. We discovered that In order to fully unwind in Thailand, a trip to at least a few Thai islands is kind of essential. In this blog we share our experiences with three of the biggest islands that Thailand is known for: Koh Chang, Koh Lanta and Koh Phangan.  Koh Chang Koh Chang is one of the larger islands of Thailand next to Phuket. It takes about four hours to get from Bangkok and it is a very popular dest...
Summer days in Austria 

Summer days in Austria 

Posted in All Posts 2 months ago

Recently we travelled to the beautiful country of Austria. We spent a few days in Raurisertal, a beautiful nature reserve in Salzburgerland. This region is the largest municipality of Salzburgerland and consists of immense mountains, ice-cold lakes and is located 90 kilometers from the city of Salzburg. Raurisertal has 5 large valleys, each with its own charm. Raurisertal is known as the golden valley of the Alps because the region used to be filled with gold and many gold diggers. In ...
Tips for home owners that start hosting

Tips for home owners that start hosting

Posted in Pet Care 3 months ago

We wrote in our previous blogs a lot about how to write the winning application as a house sitter and also how to prepare yourself for your first house sit. In today's blog we would like to pay a bit more attention to the home owners: how should you prepare your house for a house sitter and what are the things to take care of before you go on your holiday? Ask yourself some questions To create a comprehensive ad for your place and animals, it is important to think about what ...
Our favourite cities: Windy Wellington

Our favourite cities: Windy Wellington

Posted in All Posts 3 months ago

Wellington. The city where we kind of felt at home, the city that is just big enough to stay small. In our previous blogs we took you to Copenhagen and Hamburg, in this blog we present you our ten favourite things to do in Wellington. Let’s make your trip to New Zealand one not to forget and meet the coolest little capital in the world! 1. Walk along the Waterfront There are different ways to get from one side of the city to the other, but the best option is a walk along We...
Find your perfect animal match

Find your perfect animal match

Posted in Pet Care 4 months 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 4 months 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 months 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. ...