Future Housesitting

Have you tried Borrowmydoggy. Not sure if it is still going during Covid. We get our fix thru a charity in Australia which walks dogs for older and disabled people. That and sitting in and around our home. Feeling lucky in WA compared to the world.

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There is one in Southern Ireland .
Vsnedden.

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Hi. Not sure to understand each single words of these exchanges but I get most of it.
Have you thought of hostels or university résidences?

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@Jon-JWalking: would something like this suit you.? This is in Kent and they are opening soon.

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We have been living exclusively in Airbnb’s for the past 2 years. Have found that many cities worldwide or building associations are changing their policies so a place that used to be short term rentals now has to be rented for a minimum of 30 days. We don’t have any issue with this since we tend to stay in one place at least 30-60 days. We have also contacted the host about a further discount than what is listed on Airbnb but have only received this once. If we cannot find an affordable place on Airbnb then we have used Homestay and HomeAway yet the quality of the listing are not always as good.

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Interesting that you virtually live in Airbnbs, we need to do that sort of thing for the next 3 months. Seems pricey though. Where are you now?

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Looks interesting but a little expensive for us I’m afraid.

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They’re not all shutting thank goodness. Looking now for longer term Airbnb stays through February and March as I can’t see any housesits being available with new covid restrictions.

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So where do you normally stay when you have openings on your calendar?

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Short stays at hotels, Airbnbs, friends and family. Nothing long term like this before. It’s a major drawback of having no home.

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Agreed, Covid has made it more challenging. When all else fails I try couchsurfing.com as a last resort but there is also a website worth checking out called workaway.info. Some of the listings on there offer longer stays. I hope it helps!

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Currently we are stuck in Laos. Here we rent a serviced apartment (like Airbnb) on a month to month basis. Although Airbnb may seen a little higher, it’s actually very affordable in the long run and offers some really nice places to live. Since we don’t own a car we normally choose a place in a walkable part of town and near public transportation. Renting 30 days or more at at time there is always a monthly discount. If you figure the costs of rent, gas, electric, water, internet and cable in any major city in the world they are priced right. There have been times where we rent for 30 days and then contact the owner to rent directly from them.

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We’ve done several Workaway stays in the past few years, good fun and very different from housesitting. Also did many Helps stays which is similar.

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Indeed…very different from THS. What is the website for the Helps stays? I’m curious to check it out as I’m also looking for options as where to stay in between house sits.

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Try Helpx.net usually lots of options there.

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Thanks! Happy New Year!

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