And of course we are not alone in the discovery of this travel trend. In fact thousands of people globally, of all nationalities, backgrounds and ages, are using house sitting to travel every single day.
Many as one-off vacation experiences, many incorporated with other travel modalities, and a handful like us, doing it full-time.
However despite how it looks on the outset, house sitting is not a free holiday.
At its essence, house sitting is an exchange of services - you look after someone’s home and their pets (if they have them), and in return you enjoy free accommodation, utilities (usually) and often use of their vehicle.
It comes with responsibilities, and therefore is not for everyone.
If you like free spirited travel where you can move around constantly, be out all day sightseeing, love taking spontaneous overnight jaunts during your trip, or enjoy clubbing all night, then it may not be for you as a regular form of travel. However that is not to say that house sitting could not be a great addition to your travel or lifestyle experiences, and is still worth exploring.
Alternatively, if you love slower paced immersion travel into cultures and communities around the world, experiencing the joys of really getting to know the locals, want to have the time to learn a new language, or have a book, project or online business that you would love to get off the ground, and would love to enjoy the pleasure of awesome pets in the mix, then house sitting may well be perfect for you.