It has been a privilege to be part of Luxury House Sitting!
We have always enjoyed traveling, learning and doing new things. Luxury House Sitting has enabled us to fulfill that desire while serving others. Some of our adventures included:
staying in lovely homes across the USA
having fun with pets (and even learning how to play soccer with one dog!)
buying maple syrup from a Vermont farmer
enjoying a 4th of July celebration in a small town
taking a boat ride in an alligator infested swamp
staying on an island in the middle of the Columbia river by a scenic marina
walking civil war battlefields in Virginia
going to a HUGE flea market in Connecticut
hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert in an outdoor amphitheater in New York
enjoying a beautiful view of Pikes Peak in Colorado from our host home, and
reconnecting with many friends as we were driving to our housesitting jobs.
We often housesit in our home area. We find the homeowners appreciate our service and will recommend us to their friends. Also, they ask us back!
Shirley & Don VanDeraa
Your website has opened up a world wide opportunity of travel for us!
Through your website we have spent several weeks in a small village in England and met so many friendly people and made contact with a couple who has become our friends. Then we headed to Texas with two of the most loving pups you will ever see. This couple has invited us to come again to their home. They are truly close friends now.
And how could we ever forget our stay in Florida. We returned to spend a week with them recently just as friends not even house sitting. We have also been to Mexico recently. We stayed several weeks in the desert and only 5 minute drive to the beach. We have another house sitting lined up for later this summer in Florida in a beautiful home with lots to do and the company of a beautiful and sweet Boston Terrier. All of this is thanks to your website. You're doing a great job!
Debbie & Will Wilburn
Thank you to Luxury House Sitting for this great opportunity!
It has been so much fun getting to know some lovely people, and I have been honored to house sit for them in their homes. I love animals but do not have any due to traveling. So my latest 2 charges- a sweet mixed terrier was welcoming and cuddly when I first met him with his daddy around. Then daddy left and you could see he was quite confused and was moping around. But with patience, love and some bribes, we are now best friends. His buddy, the cat, took to me right away which surprised the daddy. He even sat on my lap for over an hour. Yay. I have been taking photos of the "boys" and texting them to mom and dad, who have really enjoyed seeing them.
Looking forward to additional homes to care for... hopefully some overseas!
A Dream Comes True!
After more than 38 years as an IP ( instructor pilot) in the German army and more than 35 years as a head of the personal department (Birgit). We asked... what happens now? And so we searched for an task for the future and found "Luxury House Sitting"... what a luck.
After a year of looking and dreaming we were ready for our first arrangement... it was in Italy, a quiet house with all the amenities you can dream of. It was a wonderful time with the pets and the owner was so happy that he invited us directly for the next task.
But before we started this task we got an invitation by an other owner to take care of their three cats. It was a lovely home in the area of the Bodensee in southern Germany. The owners were a wonderful and lovely couple and so we started our second arrangement.
We are very happy here on this platform and we are now ready for starting tasks outside of Europe. Many thanks for sharing our story. It is an honor for us being part of this community.
Siggi & Birgit
Joy in the Journey
We have been worldschooling our daughter and traveling for several years. It happened with a single choice, slipping through the window of opportunity to celebrate our 30th anniversary while putting our household goods into storage rather than getting another house and job. We have volunteered all over and it has included longer stays while our growing girl went to a school she was interested in and we managed a BnB in Hawaii. As we returned to the Mainland after 18 months, we housesat through this website and met strangers that became like family.
We appreciate the value of being able to make our family larger through those we meet and serve. We love it when folks list a need for a sitter several months in advance and for a longer than a week. We like becoming part of the community which is easier with the longer stays. We have done petsitting at most places and this has been enriching for all of us. We have gotten to love on horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, dogs, kittycats, and even a rabbit.
We are grateful for the people who made the website and those who are hosts and sitters, willing to make the world a connected place to live in. It is a great life- and we love living it!
The Hamner Family