Does the lack of surplus cash depress you when it comes to the annual holiday? While others appear to be booking up for the Seychelles or Las Vegas are you thinking “I’d better make it another “stay-cation” this year”? If living in the lap of luxury for free appeals, you may find that a job as a “house sitter” ticks all the boxes …
Research online concludes that, if you can supply satisfactory personal references and go through a reasonable amount of discussion and interview (possibly via your webcam) then you might clinch the experience of a lifetime!
From the point of view of the owners of the property, they will gain the peace of mind that their home or even business is in safe hands which will limit the possibility of burglary. If storm or natural disaster were to happen while they’re away, someone would be present in situ to defend the property and look after the needs of any pets. This arrangement would also mean pets could stay in their home and the owners would avoid costly boarding fees.
To the Sitter it may look like bread buttered with jam on both sides, especially if you can find a villa in Tuscany or a bed and breakfast business in Italy that needs tending. You might be able to find a position for up to three months or more and, after initial worries about how the appliances work or whether you’ve just broken a favourite vase, the possibilities of exploring a new area over an extended length of time are surely too good to be overlooked?