Category: Housesitting

Global House and Pet Sitting Conference

Date Posted: June 24, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Housesitting

happy dog ready to go to the House & Pet Sitting Conference in the UK

“What is a house and pet sitting conference? Do you just share photos of dogs and cats all day?” That’s the legitimate question sequence I got from a friend when I mentioned my upcoming travel plans.

My response? “OMG I hope so!!”

"What is a house and pet sitting conference? Do you just share photos of dogs and cats all day?" That's the legitimate q...

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Longterm Housesitting in Spain: Our 3 Months in Asturias

Date Posted: March 19, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting

Mountains and trees of Asturias Spain. All about house and pet sitting in Asturias Spain from expat writer Amanda Walkins

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After our experiences housesitting in Edinburgh and then bouncing around housesitting in London for the whole summer, it was time for longterm housesitting in Spain for friends of ours. While we normally use TrustedHousesitters to find house and pet sits in various countries, this particular sit was not through the website.

*A warning before we continue: I just really want to share a lot of photos from these 3 months, so brace yourselves…animal + farm photos are coming.*

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Housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: March 12, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting, Travel Tales

Housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters

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We spent last summer housesitting in London with TrustedHousesitters, which is the only housesitting and petsitting website we currently use. While some of our international sits are for friends or family, the vast majority are found through TrustedHousesitters.

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Housesitting in Edinburgh with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: January 17, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

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We’ve been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so I wanted to share more in-depth here. Housesitting in Edinburgh has offered us interesting and varied experiences between having our own apartments in the area. We have stayed by the sea and in city center. We have also stayed outside the city, including on the estate of a 15th century castle!

To give you an idea of what housesitting or petsitting with TrustedHousesitters actually looks like, here’s a glimpse into our Edinburgh experiences thus far over the past year.

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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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How Does House Sitting Work?

Date Posted: May 5, 2017
Posted in: Housesitting

I’ve been talking about it, my friends have been talking about it, it’s all over the internet. What’s all this rage about house sitting, anyway? If you’re just hearing about it, this might blow your mind. If you’re unsure what it all means and why people do it, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s go through the whole concept to answer this ever-popular question: How does house sitting work?

I've been talking about it, my friends have been talking about it, it's all over the internet. What's all this rage abou...

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Housesitting in Ireland with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: March 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

learn about the pitfalls of longterm housesitting in Ireland

We’ve been in Ireland now for two months of house- and dogsitting. It’s been an adventure! Here’s a recap of the highs and lows, plus a hint of what’s to come. Housesitting in Ireland with TrustedHousesitters has been an incredible opportunity, but nothing is ever perfect!

We've been in Ireland now for two months of house- and dogsitting. It's been an adventure! Here's a recap of the highs a...

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