Retirement Travel: Enjoy the Perfect Retirement with House Sitting

By Lisa Logan | Retirement

Senior couple on beach holiday

Enjoy your retirement

5 Reasons House Sitting Makes the Perfect Retirement

Save money on accommodation - the most obvious benefit of house sitting is the money you will save by not having to stay in hotels or holiday rentals. For those on a fixed retirement income this is a huge advantage.

Travel for longer - As you no longer have to pay for somewhere to stay you can spend longer exploring a new location and really get a feel for an area that you would have had to rush through otherwise

Discover new areas - By being flexible with where you house sit you can discover fantastic locations that you wouldn't have thought about visiting otherwise.

Meet new people - Many of our house sitters tell us they make lifelong friends on their assignments as friends and neighbors of the homeowner are often very keen to make them feel at home.

Live like a local - House sitting allows you to really experience an area in a way that you wouldn't if you were staying in commercial places. And walking the dog in the local park is a great way to meet local people.

Why not take a look at the house sitting opportunities available at Registered members find out about new assignments worldwide 24 hours before anyone else.

house sitters from Australia - Maureen and George

Maureen and George from Australia really enjoy the different places they get to travel to and the people they meet. Their favourite house sit so far was in Tuscany, Italy. Its like starting a new beginning! We have spent our entire life bringing up our children and grand children, it's now our time to live our lives and do something we enjoy doing. 

Sandra and Michael

We are currently doing our Hawaii house sit and it has been fabulous. We've been here now for 6 weeks and I really feel like we are really getting to know Hawaii in a way that just wouldn't be possible on a shorter trip. We are very fortunate to have this kind of flexibility right now in our lives and to be young enough to really explore and enjoy all different types of living options. Mike and Sandra - Chicago

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3 Responses to "Retirement Travel: Enjoy the Perfect Retirement with House Sitting"

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  1. Francien Daniels-Webb says:
    Sept. 24, 2013, 2:23 p.m.

    I am enjoying my life and my lifestyle. Just back in Oz after 133 days in the UK and Nederland sitting in amazing places for wonderful owners of gorgeous pets. Experienced a Shabat and then a Jewish wedding. Got to see and experience places I would never see if I was a tourist. I don't have a home and all that entails any more, so I have no ties except for family. The world is truely my oyster. I am booked until next September 2014 in Australia and then New Zealand until mid December is my plan. 2015 will be my North America year May until late September, go back to Oz for my grandsons' birthdays in October! And the warmer weather. I liken myself to a cat who moves with the sun. I also get to enjoy two beautiful Springs a year not too hard to take. If this life style interests you then just do it, no time is ever wasted and you may just realise the world is too amazing not to see and experience. Go for it.


  2. Sunshine Suggs says:
    Jan. 28, 2014, 6:44 a.m.

    Mike and Sandra, you both are an inspiration! How wonderful it is to see the beauty of the world.


  3. Malcolm says:
    Feb. 24, 2015, 6:02 a.m.

    This is a very encouraging article. Me and the wife were looking at ways we could afford to go travelling on a small pension when I came across this. Can't wait to find out more. Thank you for sharing, we will look into your website in more detail.


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