Traveler’s Secret: Living Rent Free Around the World

A few years ago we rubbed elbows with an ultra-cool traveling couple (retirees at the beginning of an exciting new chapter,) who shared their experience of housesitting in France in vivid, envy-inducing detail. I remember thinking “Now aren’t they lucky goats?!”

As the prospect of embarking on a nomadic life became real for us, I began investigating the idea of house sitting our way around the world. And, I quickly discovered it’s not about luck.

Thanks to a wide range of web-based platforms, housesitting is possible for everyone! It takes patience and persistence, and a healthy dose of flexibility.

For Paste Travel, I was “lucky” enough to have the opportunity to dig deeper into the fascinating subject.

Here’s the recently published story:

Why You Should House Sit Your Way Around the World
And how to do it successfully.

By Jess Simpson | March 11, 2016

Photo courtesy of Paste Travel. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Photo courtesy of Paste Travel. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

After completing three work stints, each based on volunteering a few hours of labor per day in exchange for free accommodation in an exotic destination, the time seemed right to sit. Housesit.

As with services designed to connect travelers willing to work for lodging with jobs, platforms to pair sitters with host homes are a powerful tool for travelers looking for value along with a unique vacation experience. Keep reading…

Have questions about housesitting? Send them our way! We’re happy to help you get started and offer advice, plus share more about our personal sitting experiences. 

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