So we left Australia in Jan 2018 and spent 6 months paying for accommodation in Penang, Malaysia. (albeit very cheap but in a very nice resort) Our first house sit was to do a visa run to Bangkok for 11 days, and the experience was awesome. Basically, since Aug 2018 we’ve been house sitting almost full time travelling the world. From Wales to Portugal, England, Spain, Gibraltar, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and now in a long term house sit in a chateau in the south of France!
House sitting certainly beats hotels and airbnb’s, we get to travel and live like locals and meet neighbours and are often asked back for 2nd sits too (which we’ve done a few times).
We have online businesses, so as long as we have good internet we can sit anywhere!
We’ve had dogs, cats, chickens, goats, donkeys, parrots and some none at all!
One house sit in Ronda, Spain had 10 dogs from a tiny chihuahua up to a big fella around 60kg!
Covid prevented a return house sit last year, but they’re coming to stay with us as they travel through, so gain quite a few friendships with the owners (and their friends)…another bonus!
Anyway, looking forward to being on the forum!