Free accommodation around the world sounds too good to be true but that is exactly what TrustedHousesitters offers travelers. And for homeowners it provides peace of mind that their home and pets will be taken care of while they are away. It connects people that love animals safely and securely through their site and offer amazing homes for travelers while they are on the road. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved and the ultimate way to live like a local. This is my review using TrustedHousesitters and more about how it works as a first-timer.
How TrustedHousesitters Works
I’d heard great about house sitting for years but hadn’t had the chance to try it for myself until recently. As a potential house sitter, the first step is finding a destination and dates that work for both you and the owner. This is the fun part on TrustedHousesitters. You can search the globe for your ideal destination, homes, and dates easily on the site.
For my first sit I was looking for a home in Southern California and that is how I found Mike, his two wonderful dogs, and cat. TrustedHousesitters relies on a strong verification process and reviews to connect home owners and house sitters. I was confident I had everything I needed before arriving at his home in California after using TrusteHousesitters to plan my trip.
House Sitting Safety and Verification
I spoke to Mike, the homeowner, via email and over the phone multiple times before traveling to California for the house sit. He provided details instructions for his home and taking care of the pets. TrustedHousesitters verifies all sitters before every sit by using a 3-step verification process. Verification includes global identity with I.D. document cross-checks and criminal background checks. This ensures the homeowner can trust someone to look after their pets and will safely take care of their house.
What to Expect on Your First House Sit
Homeowners on TrustedHousesitters are looking for a reliable sitter (or couple) to live at their home while they are away. This means taking care of the house as if you lived in it and looking after their pets as if they are your own. Your primary responsibility will be caring for the homeowners pets and keeping the house in great shape.
What You Need to Know About House Sitting
House sitting is built on trust and communication. The more you can provide about yourself on TrustedHousesitters profile the better. Find dates that work for the owner and your travel needs and be sure to be honest about your ability to take care of their pets. Cats and dogs are the most common types of pets that need care but you might find an owner that needs a horse sitter. Talk to the homeowners before, during and after the sit to make sure everything is ready to go and they know their pets are in good hands.
My First House Sitting Experience
My first experience house sitting with TrustedHousesitters was everything a first-time sitter could ask for. Incredible house, wonderful homeowner, and two wonderful dogs to keep me company. I would’ve loved to stay at Mike’s home in Southern California for weeks and already miss his two dogs, Ghost and Stack. I can’t wait to find another home to house sit again soon. For a complete review of my TrustedHousesitters experience head over here.