If you want to start house sitting, now’s the perfect time. House sitters are in HIGH DEMAND for the holidays.
I’m house sitting in Mexico through December because I #boycottwinter 😆, but TrustedHousesitters (the service I house sit through) has house sits on the lakes in Canada and in the mountains in Switzerland, if that’s your thing. 🏔
Scroll through ALL of the available house sits HERE: Trusted Housesitters *This is my affiliate link.
What does a house sitter do?
The house sits with Trusted Housesitters are unpaid; you just get free accommodation and (sometimes) a stocked refrigerator.
Most house sits that are shorter than 2 months are pet sits. They can range anywhere from 1 night to 6+ months though. The average is 1 week or 2.
I’ve been house sitting for 3 or 4 years now, and it’s a fantastic way to see the world on a budget!
Here are some pics of me house sitting in the Netherlands during tulip season.
How do I become a house sitter?
To get started, join Trusted Housesitters and pay the annual membership fee. With just 1 house sit, you’ll get your money’s worth.
Once you join, fill out your profile completely.
Strangers will be trusting you to stay in their home and take care of their pet, so you have to be up-front and open. And let your personality shine through.
When you find a house sit you want to apply for, apply early and make your pitch email thorough. “Please take a look at my profile” isn’t going to work.
I’ve got something to make this MUCH EASIER for you.
You can use the exact letter template I use to apply for house sits on Trusted Housesitters. Just click here to download the letter.
The client will usually set up a video chat to meet you before they book you. This gives you a chance to get acquainted with them and maybe their pet.
If you read this far, you’re totally interested in house sitting. But you might want some help getting started.
I can walk you through the steps of booking your first house sit.
Nobody wants to pay an annual membership fee to a house sitting site but never book a house sit.
House Sitter School is a 30 minute masterclass that walks you through the process of:
- Setting up a profile that gets you BOOKED
- Getting a letter of reference
- Searching for and applying for your first house sit
- Setting up calls and video chats with potential clients
Once you master these first steps and get your first 5-star review, the whole world opens up to you!
**Covid-19 Update 6/10/20** While countries are slowly re-opening to tourists, most house sitters are sticking to domestic house sits. Road-trip-distance and local house sits are available on Trusted Housesitters.
Take the House Sitter School Masterclass
House sitting means I get to work a whole lot less and travel a whole lot more. Happy House Sitting!