How to live rent free – by house sitting
An increasing number of people are discovering the secret to living rent free – even in the most expensive and upmarket of locations.
If you feel you have the qualities outlined below then you would make the perfect house sitter and could enjoy living rent free around the world.
Top 5 qualities needed to be a house sitter and live rent free
Trustworthy - Of course this is THE key quality a homeowner will be looking for and being able to demonstrate you are trustworthy will help to ensure it is you a homeowner picks. If you have an honest, open and friendly nature then house sitting will be just right for you.
Flexible - To make a great house sitter you need to be able to adapt to a new situation quickly and easily.
Resourceful - Just like being a homeowner yourself, sometimes things need sorting and action to be taken quickly, so being resourceful is a key quality.
Respectful You need to respect exactly how someone wants their home looked after and, if they have pets, how they like their pets cared for too. It’s a mutual arrangement between the homeowner and house sitter – as no money usually passes hands between the two parties there is an equal level of respect.
Pet lover - As most house sitting assignments involve caring for pets you need to be able to love and care for the pets just as much as their owners do.
House and pet sitters are in great demand in cities like London, Sydney and New York; meaning it is possible to live rent free in some of the most expensive cities in the world. Or, if you would prefer to save money on rent while living in a rural area, home and pet owners are looking for sitters across Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
How can you live rent free?
- Visit TrustedHousesitters.com where you will find out all you need to know about becoming a house sitter.
- Join and create a profile page This is your resume so it’s a good idea to include lots of information about who you are in there. Add photos and references (these can be character refs). Include information to demonstrate that you have the Top 5 qualities needed to be a house sitter. You can edit and build on your profile at any time too.
- Apply for house sitting assignments All registered members with Trustedhousesitters.com can view the latest house siting opportunities 24 hours before non members, and will receive real time alerts when new homes are added – giving you a great head start in contacting the homeowner to apply.
Thousands of house sitters are living rent free around the world right now! So, if you want to live rent free to save for your own home, experience living in different areas or wish to travel long term on a budget start your house sitting adventure today.
“I live rent free in London”
Shannon is a 33 year old professional originally from New Zealand who now lives and works in London. “House & pet sitting around London has allowed me to experience the city at its best I find housesitting so rewarding as it enables me to experience living in places I may not have otherwise have seen. It also provides me with the opportunity to live rent-free, which is helping me to save for a place of my own one day.”
“We travel the world living rent free”
Pete and Dalene Heck from Canada have been traveling the world since 2009. They house sit as often as they can as this enable them to keep traveling on a budget “We spend a lot of our time house-sitting, as it allows us to move slowly and keep our costs low. We’ve had 12 jobs in 8 countries and saved nearly $40,000 in the cost of accommodations as a result.”
Are you already living rent free thanks to house sitting? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to share your story in the comments below.