We’ve had a few sits cancel on us recently (we are in the US and the homeowners were going to either Florida or Hawaii), but the most recent cancellation is for a sit that was supposed to start in 4 days. They had to cancel because their trip to Uzbekistan was cancelled. Not much they can do about that, but it still sucks all around.
Trying to see this as an opportunity rather than an inconvenience, but I keep thinking “I’m going to be homeless in four days”!
If you have a sit coming up, it might be worth checking in with them to ask how they are feeling about their upcoming travels.
And if you have a premium membership, check the fine print. You can’t get reimbursed for accommodation unless you book your last minute hotel in the same city where the house sit was supposed to be.
So to take advantage of this premium benefit, we would have to fly to another city where there is literally nothing but this house sit, find a hotel, rent a car, and live there until we figure out our next steps. And then fly to that next destination as I’m 100% sure nothing will come up in Silver City, NM in the next two weeks, if ever.