If you are young and desire to see the world, or are retired and want to enjoy exploration during your golden years you might want to consider a house sitter career. Though there is not often very much money in the field, it is often an excellent way to travel with little cash output. Typically restaurants and hotels are the most expensive part of travel and as a house sitter it is possible to eat local groceries prepared healthily in the comforts of a full kitchen while never having to worry about spending over a hundred dollars a night for a bed and donut for breakfast. At some point in our lives most people catch the travel bug and many never really feel prepared to take the leap because they fear travel is cost prohibitive. This work while you travel answer might be just what you are looking for to spread your wings and find a new place to explore. You can plan for short trips or very long ones that last a few months in many popular vacation destinations. Be sure to research the rules regarding travel into your desired location as some places offer limited visiting times or have check in requirements with immigration services.
Working as a house sitter provides many opportunities for places you might not have thought to visit and allows you to enjoy peace and quiet in a variety of surroundings. You may like a garden estate outside of the city, or a flat right in the center of everything. If you are networking your availability, you can often find the type of home, intensity of responsibilities, and pay you are looking for. Sometimes you might have to pay a small fee for really desirable locations and other times you may even make some cash for providing excellent care for animals or other special location needs such as livestock, crops, gardening, or other housecleaning services. Working as a house sitter doesn’t mean however that you will be stuck in the home all the time, you can easily enjoy spending the day out and about exploring the neighborhood or participating in other tourist activities.
For those looking to travel who don’t really like touristy travel environments taking a house sitter position opens the door for a much more authentic social experience of your travel destination. You will be more likely to meet local people and get the real in on activities and restaurants that people who live there enjoy. This can lead to a much more deeply rewarding experience and a more genuine view of the culture and activities from a lifestyle perspective. This is especially useful if you might want to be moving in the future and are exploring potential communities. Being a house sitter isn’t limited to those crossing international borders, you can use this process to check out a nearby community, or a new city in your own area just as easily.
No matter what your age or travel desires it is well worth a little time to research a wide variety of locations. Homes are often available in busy cities as well as in beautiful countryside or forested locations where a traveler can get away from it all. Responsible adults can find the perfect vacation destination and save lots of money working as a house sitter while traveling.