It’s liberating to move out of the family home. You have your own space and can do what you want, when you want. But making tracks back to see the family, especially for important celebrations such as Christmas, is always a great way to reconnect and recharge with some much needed doses of family time.
But after weeks, months and sometimes years of complete autonomy, the prospect of sharing a living space with others may start to send chills down your spine.
It needn’t be a stressful experience. Around 10% of Mindahome’s members house and pet sit to visit family and friends – and retain their sanity! Continue reading “3 Steps to Consider Before Your Next Family Get Together”
Making Your Pet the Number 1 Priority
House and pet sitters are animal lovers and being a fill in pet-parent does come with huge responsibility.
Some house and pet sitters choose the lifestyle to have the freedom of living in different locations, travelling the country, meeting new people, or saving money by living rent free, but by far the biggest benefit is getting to meet new fur-friends.
Many house sitters have grown up with animals but aren’t able to own their own, so house and pet sitting gives them the chance to snuggle up with a pet-pal for a while. Others simply enjoy the opportunity to get out and about with a variety of different animal companions. Continue reading “Making Your Pet the Number 1 Priority”
There are loads of bonuses to caring for or owning a pet, and of course, many responsibilities as well. Pets should enjoy a safe, loving environment, a good diet, and be given regular health checks.
They should also be suitably cared for when their owners are away on holiday. While a reputable kennel or cattery can provide a solution, many owners prefer to have their pets cared for in their own home environment where they are familiar with their own smells, toys and sounds.
Another awesome option is to engage a live-in pet sitter through a service such as Mindahome, one of the UK’s most trusted house and pet sitting websites. Knowing that pets are receiving loving care in their own environment is an obvious win-win for both pet and owner. But how about you, the pet sitter? Continue reading “A Pet Sitter’s Guide to a Healthy Goodbye”
In the county of Somerset, south western England is the beautiful city of Bath. A world heritage site since 1987, the city of Bath is rich in history, culture and architecture. Originally named Aquae Sulis (the waters of Sulis) by the Romans, Bath has for a long time been famous as a spa town and is very popular with tourists, students and locals today.
If you are house sitting in the bath area, why not go along and see what this Unesco listed town has to offer? All of the usual modern day amenities can be found, universities, bars, theatres and arts, which compliment nicely the Georgian architecture, beautiful parks, open spaces and cultural wonders that Bath has in abundance. Continue reading “Make a splash while house sitting in Beautiful Bath!”
When you are a house sitter in Yorkshire there is an exciting place you must include in your ‘to do’ list! Nestled in Malton, North Yorkshire is a fantastic theme park, zoo and holiday resort named Flamingo Land. Opened originally as a small zoo in 1959, Flamingo Land has grown greatly in size and is now one of the top 12 attractions in England. Home to some of the biggest and best theme park attractions in the country, Flamingo Land offers a fun filled day out for all ages.
Go along and see over 1,000 animals including zebra, baboons, lions, rare and exotic animals and the wonderful flock of flamingo’s that have been a part of the zoo since it first opened and are still breeding successfully today. Flamingo Land Zoo makes all efforts to ensure the animals there are kept in enclosures as close to their natural habitats as possible and also encourages conservation projects. Continue reading “Flaming Flamingo’s you’re house sitting in Yorkshire!”
Why be a house sitter is not a question many people ask themselves. House sitting is an emerging trend and still not a very common one. Nevertheless, it offers unique opportunities for many groups of people whose life styles fit the requirements of the job. House sitting means accepting a contract to take care of someone else’s house for a specified period of time. Sometimes you are paid for your services dependant on the work required to be performed. There are very few prerequisites for a house sitter. There are no gender, age, educational or nationality restrictions. As long as the client is satisfied that you can do the job required, you can be a house sitter. This makes house sitting ideal for persons like retirees, self-employed people or even those with disabilities. Continue reading “Why be a House Sitter”
A house sitter’s profile is a job application form with a difference. It’s the first step in getting a job as a house sitter so that, like any application letter, it needs to be done right and provide the employer with all the basic information about yourself. But, unlike the usual application form, a house sitter’s profile gives you the chance to tell the employer what kind of a person you are and why you are the best choice for the job.
The job of a house sitter combines the responsibilities of a house cleaner, security guard, gardener, pet owner, personal assistant and much more. It also requires a sense of responsibility that a homeowner can rely on to take care of one of the most valuable possessions he has. The profile, therefore, must convince the homeowner that you not only have the technical qualifications for the job but also the maturity and reliability to discharge your obligations. Continue reading “How To Write a Good House Sitter’s Profile”
If you’re looking for a career change, or even just a career interruption, find out how to become a house sitter. A house sitter is a person who takes care of a home while the homeowner is away. It’s an activity that has arisen in the last couple of years because of increased mobility in society and the fact that friends or relatives are no longer readily available to look after unoccupied homes. Homeowners who have to leave their homes unattended because of a holiday or a protracted job assignment elsewhere can now resort to hiring the services of a house sitter.
House sitting services vary and range from a simple clean-and-secure arrangement, to a full-service contract that includes taking care of pets, tending gardens, undertaking home repair, forwarding mail and paying bills. This rather flexible and broad arrangement has opened up employment opportunities for different sorts of people like retirees, part-timers, employees on sabbatical leave or those in between jobs. If you think these kinds of activities are up your alley, then you should find out how to become a house sitter.
The first step in becoming a house sitter is to register with a company that provides house sitting services such as Mindahome. You need to pay an upfront annual fee to be included in their pool of house sitters. Registration will require that you provide information about yourself, your background, past experience and other data that a prospective homeowner will need. Continue reading “Find Out How to Become a House Sitter”