About the Member Meetups category

Connect and organize meetups with members around the world.

Introduction

This is a category where you can arrange to meet other members (sitters and owners), make friends and get support as you travel and house sit your way around the world. If you enjoy connecting with others then this is the place in our community forum where you can make this happen!

How to arrange a meetup

  • Look for the topic title that relates to your continent, or create a new one if it doesn’t exist.
  • Let others know where you are and over what time frame (in a post/comment).
  • For members in the same area with overlapping dates, please show your interest.
  • To keep thread on topic, move to direct message to organise date and place for your meetup.
  • Keep the thread just for date and location notices - this way they’ll get seen more.

Owners & Residents - Help us connect our community

Have you ever considered arranging a coffee morning for local members or friends who might be interested in learning more about house sitting?

As a resident you might discover other members in your town or city who would love to get together and chat about house sitting and travel. Why not invite friends who are new to house sitting and you might inspire them to join up too! This is also a great way to increase your RAF (Refer a Friend) free months while helping to connect our community around the globe.

Safety & Owner Reassurance

  • Please always arrange meetups in a public place, a coffee shop, restaurant etc.
  • Do not arrange at a house sit property.
  • Ensure that house sit addresses are not posted or referred to anywhere on this forum.
  • Do NOT post addresses, phone numbers, email addresses etc.
  • Remember the forum is public - private details will be deleted.

Meetup Gallery

Please don’t keep your meetups a secret. Remember to take some photos and share on the “meetup gallery” topic thread! Or even begin a new topic - we don’t mind either way, we just want to see more of those smiling faces when members collide!

An evolving space …

This is a new category and we welcome your ideas on this topic thread as to how to best facilitate connections and meetups between members.

Happy meetups!

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This is great. I’ve tried to meet up with some other housesitters I ‘follow’ on FB/Twitter but it hasn’t worked out for one reason or another.
I wonder if there’s a way people can post where they are (an alphabetical list maybe that people could add there sitting dates to)? Not quite sure how that could work…

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Hi @Smiley… I’ve just moved this comment here off of the photo gallery just so we keep all suggestions in one place so we can review them all together and see what might work the best for everyone as more meetups take place. Thanks for your input :slight_smile:

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Where have you moved it Vanessa?

Here on the About the Member Meetups topic thread.

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Thanks. I find it difficult transferring between topics!

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I’m really pleased to see this being developed, especially if it can be broken down into countries rather than continents as some continents include many countries e.g Europe, or some countries include many states eg. USA!

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I think that will happen organically as it grows and we see the most popular states or other locations where meetups start to happen. They are few and far between at the moment so we’ll start off simple, and gradually expand it out. But you are right, and there will no doubt be some states, or even cities like New York, London, Sydney etc… that have threads of their own. Let’s hope this year means more in-person get togethers can happen again :slight_smile: We used to do this all the time so I feel like I for one have become a bit hermit like :smile:

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Great to start off simple and see how it evolves. As you say, @Vanessa-ForumCMgr, there will be locations/cities that will be more popular than others.

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