Nothing is perfect. Without fault,  peachy keen, hunky dory.

Not even housesitting. 

As much as Brian and I harp on about how wonderful our housesitting experience has been here in Tuscany, Italy  (we have been housesitting in Porto Santo Stefano for the summer), there have to be some downsides. Right?


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When Housesitting Sucks


My husband and I have been housesitting for almost six years. Five years ago we decided to leave everything behind for a year and travel the world. 

We have clocked up 27 housesits in places all around the world we never would have been able to afford to say in otherwise, including housesitting in Italy, France, the USA, England, Ireland and New Zealand.

But, as wonderful as this all sounds, housesitting isn’t perfect, and as you can imagine, there are housesitting pros and cons.

Although housesitting is how we afford to travel the world there are times when we would rather pay for a cruise and have done with it. A Disney one of we’re really desperate.



In this week’s show, Brian and I will give four reasons why Housesitting might NOT be for you.

Four reasons why you might be better off in a hotel or at a campsite. Don’t forget what I said about the line of people in the hallway, that stuff is very real…)

Don’t forget; you can oggle all of the beautiful houses and gorgeous pets around the world that are waiting for YOU to look after them for FREE here.

If it seems like a good fit and you too would like to join us, and thousands of other savvy travellers who get to travel the world without paying for accommodation then buy a year’s membership (for less than the cost of a night’s accommodation in Europe) and be sure to use this exclusive discount code to save yourself 25% by Clicking here.




Use This Link For The BEST Housesitting Discount: 

Then, if you are serious about using Housesitting as a tool to travel the world for free (as we do), you can use my exclusive discount code to save yourself 25% by Clicking here.

Still not sure about paying for a Housesitting membership? Remember that the cost of a yearly membership (approx $70 using the discount code above) will be paid back (and more) on the first housesitting night. It really is that simple!

Take a sneak peek here! at the latest housesits from around the world (As I say, looking is completely free, so gander to your heart’s content).


Want To Know More About Housesitting? Check out:

How We Afford to Stay in Tuscany, Italy For Six weeks for FREE (and YOU can do the same!)

Housesitting in Europe. How To Save $$$$


Husband and wife talking about why housesitting sucks

Ready to learn a few truths about Housesitting?


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