Normally when people talk about house sitting, they rave about the fact that the accommodations are free. “House sitting is such a great way to travel the world…for free!” We hate to break it to you, but it isn’t free. Nothing is. Here are some of the costs of house sitting you may not have thought about.
We’ve been on the receiving end of more than a dozen house sitting guides. We’ll, let me rephrase that. We’ve been in the situation where a house sitting welcome guide would be very helpful. We don’t always get one. So we decided to put together a guide to creating a great house sitting guide! From those who use them most: the house sitter!
We recently were approached to do a house sit in Minneapolis. We were already booked so didn't consider it. But a closer look revealed several reasons we wouldn't have taken it even if we were available.
There is a knack to weeding out what could be a good house sit versus a bad house sit. If you are like us, you’ll first be tickled pink just to get an email back saying the homeowner wants to chat. In the beginning we would have said yes to nearly any house sit. We’ve had amazing experiences in each location, but have learned a few things along the way.