My husband and I live in Orpington and so we’ve done one sit near Ipswich and we have another one lined up i the Peak District in August. We are absolutely loving it so far and hopefully in the future we can venture abroad!
Enjoy your adventure!
Dan and Nan
Hello @SarahKD and a warm welcome to TrustedHousesitters and to the Community Forum and congratulations on completing that all important first sit.
It is so lovely to hear that you are enjoying this lifestyle. Whereabouts are you hoping to house sit abroad?
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Hi Samox, thanks for your message. At the moment we have no idea where we will go abroad yet but living in England, if it’s long distance we wouldn’t want to go for less than 2 weeks. Looking on the website, we often find that people only want a few days’ sit at a time…
Hi @SarahKD you are very welcome.
There are many different lengths of sits available, they range from an overnight to a few days to a few weeks or several months or even a year plus! Our next sit will be an international sit for over 5 weeks so they are certainly on there!
I understand completely! We are traveling the world and at first, we applied for shorter sits to get started. Now we’re focusing on longer sits as the travel gets to be too expensive for short sits. We’re currently in a 28 day sit following a 21 day sit. In a couple cases, taking a shorter sit has led to a longer sit (on the islands or Crete and Jersey)
We’ve had pretty good luck getting longer sits and finding shorter ones to fill in the gaps. We initially had 3 sits in New Zealand scheduled over a 3 month period with about 2 1/2 week gap but found an 8 day sit.
I use the search function to help locate longer sits and we’re currently booked up through the end of the year.
Dan and Nan
That’s fantastic. My husband and I are hoping to do more long sit abroad once he’s retired, but it’s a few years away yet…