Where Would You Travel To If You Could Stay There For Free?

Europe, New England, Australia, or somewhere in the United States? Think about it for a minute. Dare to dream. Just where would you travel if you could stay there absolutely free?

lake housePicture yourself setting in a log cabin by a beautiful Lake. You’re setting in a comfortable leather recliner looking out of three big bay windows where you can see tall pines covered in healthy green moss and the shimmering of the big lake nearby. Maybe there’s a big ole chubby grey cat curled at your feet. You’re so relaxed. You have no electric bills, no gas bills, nothing to worry about except buying your food and putting gas in the car, which you have access to also.

If this scene doesn’t strike you as what you are looking for, imagesthen dream of a beach house right on the beach, a cabin in the snow, a cottage in Ireland, a ranch in Colorado, where ever your imagination can take you. Now would you like me to show you how to make your dreams come true? Because, they can for single people, retired couples and even families.

What I am talking about is House-sitting. As a housesitter, you are able to experience what it is really like to live in certain areas. Most of the people (but not all) have a pet that they also want you to care for. It might be a cat or a dog or a horse or maybe some other pet. You choose from a very large selection images (1)of people from all over the world. They, themselves, are usually going on a vacation somewhere and they need some one to take care of their home and their pet while they are away. You stay for free and get to enjoy all of the scenery and/or events that might be taking place where you are at.

I found this great little hand-book that teaches you everything you need to know about how to become a house sitter. It’s written by two full time sitters. They are retired and enjoying just traveling all over the world. Whether it be for a week or two, a year or as a full time lifestyle this book tells you all you need to know to do the same. They show you how to find and get the perfect house sit. The handbook’s 10 chapters are organized to walk you through the process from total inexperience to the completion of your first housesit. They teach you how to make the most of the benefits and opportunities that exist for house sitting worldwide.

This book is definitely worth reading if this sounds at all interesting to you. House sits are available for weekends, long weekends, weeks, and months. You have so much to choose from. This book shows you everything you need to know, because not only do you have to find a house, they also have to approve of you. After you have done it for a while, it gets easier. Take your time and check it out. It won’t be a waste of time. Also check out this link, house-sitters, to look at getting started. Inside the book you will find links to several other sites.

28 thoughts on “Where Would You Travel To If You Could Stay There For Free?”

  1. Jason, I have looked at a few myself. It is unbelievable at how big some of these places are and some of them have hughe, beautiful, indoor pools. I like water..lol

  2. Yes it does and house sitting will really cut down on expenses or will allow you to take what you had budgeted for lodging and allow you to travel farther.

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  4. Very helpful info, I’d say my first choice would be Puerto Rico, which in my opinion is one of the most flavorful places on this planet. Thank you for posting this.

  5. This is a very useful site packed with some great info, one place I’ve always dreamed abut going was “machu pichu”, I’d love to experience it personally first hand.

    There are other more quiet and peaceful locations I’d like to explore and your description of some sounds absolutely perfect.

    The whole house sitting is a wonderful idea as well, brings much peace of mind while on vacation, great article, thanks for sharing.


  6. Hi Lureita,
    Wow I always love visiting your site! It’s setup so nice. I never thought about House-sitting. That sounds like a great idea! Thanks & Cheers.

  7. Great article on the house sitting Rita …maybe I will get hold of that book …I prefer to experience local culture while on holidays than doing the organised tours.

  8. Yes there is. If you click my link on House sitters, it will take you to one. Inside the book, it list several more links that I haven’t visited. Please feel free to check out the one I have linked to my site. It has a lot of information on it also, concerning how it works. I am actually enjoying the book,too. It is filled with lots of information I feel is very important if you want to actually get started in this, which I do, myself.

  9. My mom house and petsat for years. You meet some interesting folks and experience all different lifestyles. I would recommend you housesit for some local folks first, and see if you like the setup. It can take some adjusting. Know what things really are a turnoff and be willing to say no. She had breathing issues and couldnt watch houses of smokers or people who love candles. And understand that you have to care for pets their way. My mom had dogs that were spoon fed. Others that had to sleep with you…thats part of the deal. It is a great way to travel and make extra cash in retirement too. As long as your a little flexible, it can be amazing.

  10. It’s funny how most people think exotic places are out of their reach because it is too expensive. They are missing out. I like your site. 🙂

    Keep up the good work,


  11. I’m dreaming! Thanks for the great idea. I think it’s probably easier than ever to find places now with the internet. I’m wondering how old the book is and if there are websites that someone could go to to find available houses. Please let me know.

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