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.
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.