In 2020 I realised I had a problem:
My finances were stalled and my life was sadly devoid of pets.
Each month I worked hard to pay rent and each month I rented so that I could work.
How could I break this cycle? How could I have a home without simultaneously working myself to the bone for it and continuing the vicious cycle of live to work?
I did some research and came to the realisation that I could solve this problem with one simple answer: House sitting!
I could begin saving for the first time, get my animal company fix and satisfy my need for adventure all in one go.
I signed up for TrustedHouseSitters, got my first sit and following that, gave up my permanent rental accommodation and jumped all in - in the middle of a global pandemic. Bold, but possibly not the wisest decision!
The following six months were filled with incredible sits - from a sunny hilltop ocean view home in Wales to a 5 dog, 3 cat menagerie in the Algarve, Portugal (all within the COVID travel regulations at the time of course!).
Here I am half a year later happy as can be with my progress and looking forward to the next sit and animal friend!
So, hello from a new but enthusiastic community member and thanks for having me!