Erik and I have done a lot of travelling and now that we are retired and have more freedom, we are interested in doing some house and/or pet sitting, as well as our regular travelling. We have joined TrustedHousesitters.com. You can check out our profile and ten 5 star reviews here.
In 2017, we did our first three house sits in England from Aug 25-Oct 2, 2017, and in May 2018, we did a fourth in Canterbury, England. Here are blog posts about our experiences.
Our first sit was Aug 25 – Sep 2 caring for one dog and two rabbits in the Cotswolds – blog post here.
Our second sit was Sep 4 – 13 near Shaftesbury, in Dorset, for 2 rescue dogs – blog post here.
Our third sit was Sep 16 – Oct 2 in rural Lincolnshire with 4 dogs, 13 chickens, and a pond full of fish! Blog post here.
Our fourth sit was May 12 – June 5 near Bridge, Canterbury where we looked after a lovely pup. Blog post here.
In the fall of 2018, we flew back to England for three more sits. The first was back to Lab “Pom”in Bretforton at the end of August, followed by 12 days with two labs near Bury St Edmunds, and 10 days with two cats near Wells, in Somerset.
We stayed home in the Spring of 2019 to spend time with our new grandson who was born in December, but we were off to Europe once again in mid August, for 3 more sits, including a 10 day sit near Stroud, UK, and two beautiful sits in France – 10 days in Champagne-Mouton, and 10 days near Lombez, France.
We are planning a lot of travel in 2020, and already have a sit booked in Arizona in February/March and three sits booked in Hampshire and Cumbria in the UK for May/June. We are also hope to return to France or Italy in the August/September.
Overall, we are absolutely loving our housesits and the homeowners seem to like us as well, as we’ve managed to get 5 star reviews and nice comments on them all.
If you are interested in joining THS, you can get 25% off by clicking this link, which will also give us two free months of membership. Or use this discount code RAF143736 , which will do the same thing.