Couple ditch their jobs to house-sit in the mansions of the rich and famous… and they earn enough to have SIX holidays a year
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A couple from Shropshire love being part of Homesitters. Its the perfect job for dog lovers who enjoy exploring new places. Contact us to become a Homesitter.
Homesitters offers house sitting & pet sitting work with flexible hours after retirement. Spend time caring for animals & staying in some amazing homes.
“Homesitters is money well spent as it gives our pets stability, and it’s reassuring to know that the house is occupied as there have been several burglaries in the local area recently.”
These long sits are usually when a property is going through probate, renovations, construction work and/or changes of ownership, just like in John’s situation, they want to make sure the property stays safe and secure, and squatters don't move in.
I am not doing home sitting for financial gain – it’s more of a pastime and it pays quite modestly, but there are some good benefits.
Our homesitters are prepared for all eventualities and no homesit is ever the same. Some though are more unusual than others and can involve looking after unfamiliar animals or doing something unexpected – such as working at a hedgehog sanctuary!
I love the variety the role offers. I have stayed in lots of different types of homes including farmhouses in the Surrey and Sussex countryside, multi-million pound homes in London, as well as average semi-detached homes.
Home and pet sitting is a fantastic hobby, we receive a remuneration and expenses which is useful but the main benefit is having the chance to visit different places, spend time with dogs and cats and the exercise we get taking the dogs for walks.
Debbie and Ian love the variety of assignments they do and particularly enjoy looking after the animals. The couple had pets in the past but don’t want to be tied down now. However, they love the fact they get their ‘pet fix’ through pet sitting.