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Summer days in Austria 

Summer days in Austria 

Posted in All Posts 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 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 2 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. ...
Our favourite cities: Cool Copenhagen

Our favourite cities: Cool Copenhagen

Posted in All Posts 3 months 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 4 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...