House sitting can prove to be very enjoyable if you are open minded and do not have that many obligations. There are different reasons why people become house sitters; some like the appeal of free accommodation in a new and exciting location whilst others do it strictly to earn a bit of money.
So, just what makes somebody the perfect house sitter? First of all, if you’ve decided to try your hand at housesitting, you’ll need to be responsible and mature in your outlook as you’ll be caring for someone's home and pets. A house sitter also appreciates new opportunities and knows how to meet their assignments which may well involve chores such as pet sitting, in addition to other miscellaneous tasks such as watering plants, checking the mail, taking the trash out and so much more.
House sitters can be individuals from all walks of life and some of these types include newlyweds to writers to students to retirees to travel buffs. The benefits of house sitting extend from being able to get free accommodation with all mod cons to traveling around the country to being able to make a bit of extra pocket money. The biggest of all the rewards is the satisfaction that comes from doing to help other people out and hopefully, enjoying yourself in the process too. Think of it as a bit like the 2006 movie, The Holiday, starring Cameron Diaz who swapped her Los Angeles pad with Kate Winslet for a cottage in England.
When becoming a house sitter, first impressions do count, so when you create a house sitter profile for yourself make sure you highlight your special characteristics, skills and experience along with any prior experience. Also include some honest photos in your profile and enjoy the whole experience.