The house and pet sitting lifestyle is an adventure. There are new experiences to be had, different places to visit and, with back to back house and pet sits, you must be ready to pack up and go quickly and easily.
Seasoned house and pet sitters are sure to have their packing list and routine sorted, but if you’re new to this wonderfully nomadic lifestyle, here are our tips for the five essential items you need for an organised and simple move to your next position. Continue reading “5 Packing Essentials for Roving House and Pet Sitters”
Living a nomadic lifestyle presents many opportunities to save money, see and do more and meet people and pets from very diverse and interesting backgrounds.
House and pet sitting is your ticket to experiencing some of your life goals and dreams today rather than delaying them for another day, but there are a few things you need to consider before you plunge into a house and pet sitting life.
Must Love Animals: 99% of Mindahome’s house and pet sitting positions involve the care of animals, so being an animal lover is a must. House and pet sitting could involve the care of pets in a city or urban environment, through to caring for farm animals on a rural property. A true affection for all creatures big and small is your biggest advantage when applying for house and pet sitting positions. Continue reading “House and Pet Sitting as a Lifestyle – What You Need to Know”
You don’t have to miss out on life’s little luxuries to save money. Try these 5 hacks to enjoy some of your fancy desires, without spending a fortune.
Live Rent Free
Paying rent is like watching your money burn. It doesn’t help you work towards home ownership and it isn’t the most successful savings strategy. Want to live rent free? Try house and pet sitting around the UK. Whether you’re looking to live near work, near family or wanting to try out different places before you decide to settle down in a particular town, house and pet sitting can allow you to live in other people’s homes, while caring for their pets, without paying for things like utilities and internet. House and pet sitters have saved thousands of pounds every year by choosing this nomadic lifestyle.
Buy, Save and Give Back Too
Gone are the days when charity shops smelt musty and like your grandma’s well worn cardigans. Today, charity shops offer savvy shoppers the chance to grab a bargain of some impressive high-end brands that will make you look and feel like you should be on a Fashion Week runway. There are a variety of charity shops across the UK in all towns and cities such as Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Shropshire and Weymouth, where you can save money on some of the latest fashions, and you’re also giving back to support worthy charities. Win/win! Continue reading “5 Hacks For Living Big For Less”
Textiles have played such a major role in Manchester’s history the the Victorians nicknamed it “Cottonopolis”. In some Commonwealth countries, “manchester” still refers to household linen items such as towels, pillow cases and sheets. But Manchester, wove its magic to become the world’s first industrialized city and is today famous for its architecture, culture, music, scientific breakthroughs, engineering innovations, and sports. There’s a saying that goes, “What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow”. Pet caring opportunities in Manchester open the door to explore all this great city has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. There’s a saying that goes, “What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow”
A City of Discoveries
What better place to discover, than a city where discovery is a way of life. The electron, proton and neutron were discovered by scientists who were born or studied in Manchester. The city developed the first true canal in England and the world’s first inter-city passenger railway service. Color blindness and acid rain were first propounded in Manchester which also developed the world’s first standard screw thread system, sniper rifle, industrial estate, stored-program computer, and mass spectrometer. It is the city where the atom was first split. Continue reading “Let Manchester Weave Its Magic Around You”
If your house sitting assignment or holiday is in Bristol, you are staying in England’s sixth largest city which is built around the River Avon. This connection to the sea has propelled the progress of Bristol through the years, making it South West England’s centre of education, employment and culture today. In the 14th century, the city was a centre of shipbuilding and manufacturing, making it the second most important port in the country and the jump off point for expeditions to the east, west, across the Atlantic and to North America.
The ships turned Bristol into a focal point of smuggling and the slave trade, and at one time more than half a million people were carried from Africa on 2,000 ships fitted out at Bristol to live as slaves in the Americas. With the advent of air travel Bristol became a natural base for aircraft manufacturers who set up their factories in the city. The aerospace industry together with electronics and creative media industries continue to be a dominant factor in the economy of Bristol. It also welcomes almost 10 million foreign tourists every year making it the UK’s seventh most popular destination. Continue reading “Discover Bristol – A City the River Built”
The special relationship that the British have with their pets has long been recognised. 43% of our homes have a pet of one kind or another. Of the 27 million pets, dogs and cats are the most common and the pet population is growing steadily. Other countries that rank highly in the number of pets are Australia, India, South Africa and Thailand rounding out the Top 5.
The love and attention owners give their pets can pose challenges as pets age and owners still have a need to travel. Who can care for an ageing pet the way a loving pet owner does? Well, many owners have found that using the services of a pet sitter, experienced in caring and medicating older animals, has been the perfect solution. A pet carer can have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to problems associated with older pets. Continue reading “House Sitters can give Special Care for your Ageing Pet”
Diverse, multi cultural and known as the ‘World capital city of Pop Music’, Liverpool has much on offer for travellers and visitors alike. With its well known musical history, friendly people and a strong sporting identity, many people are unaware of the culture, art, bustling port and many interesting architectural features that are also an important part of Liverpool.
Whether you fancy walking in the footsteps of the Beatles or taking in some of the rich cultural events that happen regularly, Liverpool has plenty to offer. Take a cruise along the River Mersey, wander through Britain’s largest cathedral or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants serving a wide variety of high quality food in Liverpool. Did you know that Liverpool has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside of London? With so much to do you might need more than just a day to explore this fascinating city so if you are looking for a house sitting ‘break’ this could be just the place for you! Continue reading “Living it up in Liverpool”
Nestled among fells, hills and the most beautiful scenery you can ever imagine, is the Lake District in Cumbria. Comprising 885 square miles and containing 2 of the deepest and longest lakes in all of England, Cumbria is a county of great beauty that attracts many writers, artists and visitors each year. It is the perfect place for house sitting for those seeking tranquillity and a break from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Scafell Pike, which is at 978 metres, the highest mountain in England lies in what is now known as the Lake District National Park.
The Lake District is one of the most sparsely populated areas of the country but is the home to the towns of Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside, in which all modern amenities can be found. Many visitors to the area come for the sheer beauty, peace and relaxation that can be found in abundance. Walking, climbing, watersports and many other activities are available during the warmer months, however the Lake district is known to be the Dampest part of the country and the weather be somewhat changeable. Continue reading “Peace and tranquillity for a House Sitter in The Lake District, Cumbria”
Retrace age old paths and take more than a leaf out of the history books with a visit to Beamish Open Air Museum when House Sitting in the North East of England. This vibrant and lively museum, situated in picturesque County Durham, is only 12 miles North West of historic Durham City and 8 miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Set in 300 acres of varying and beautiful terrain you will find yourself transported back to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times for a life sized and interactive experience.
Beamish Open Air Museum opened in 1972 and has received many awards over the years. Their attention to detail and passion to preserve typical scenes from everyday life in the past is astounding. The 300 acre site has a mixture of relocated, original and replica buildings, artifacts, working vehicles and equipment. All sections of the museum have been painstakingly restored and brought back to life to help educate and enthral visitors to the centre. Continue reading “Beamish Open Air Museum takes House Sitters back in Time”