We’re Shannon and Sergio and four years ago we set off on a journey of continual long-term travel as full-time house sitters and digital nomads pursuing financial independence, retire early (FI/RE). We’ve traveled across four continents, 26 countries, 80+ cities and are currently on our 66th house sit!
For a bit about us, we’re husband and wife and we both work remotely (IT consultant and project manager consultant). Pets have always been important to both of us, as Sergio grew up with a small urban farm (dogs, cats, bunnies, fish, hamsters, parrots…) and Shannon’s family bred basset hounds and her companion growing up was her rottweiler Zoe. We love house sitting because it lets us continue to have the companionship of wonderful pets while we travel the world and meet great people!
We share our adventures, our goals, and our mistakes on ScrewTheAverage.com
We travel light (less than 15 lbs in a 36 L backpack) and we never check bags. We’ve been known to do our own laundry for weeks on end and rarely eat out. Between house sits and hotel awards you’ll rarely find us paying for lodging.
If we can’t walk to it we’ll take a bus or a train and we only rent a car for epic road trips. There are too many places in the world begging to be explored, so we walk every path and see all there is to see before moving on to a new destination.
We’re sure many here can relate! We can’t wait to meet other house sitters and homeowners