There’s a way for expats, flexpats, and digital nomads to contain their overseas cost of living while experiencing life the ways the locals live it. It’s called housesitting.
Basically, you arrange to stay in someone’s home and care for their pets in exchange for free lodging. The owners can leave their furry, feathered, or scaly friends in the comfort of their home, knowing they’re being looked after, and you get a place to lay your head.
Done properly, it’s a win-win all around.
In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of housesitting, and you’ll hear about my own experiences finding a housesitting to stay with my dogs in Panama.
Kitty’s also made a handy downloadable guide to print and keep handy when you’re housesitting. Download your copy here.
This episode was sponsored by 52 Days to Your New Life Overseas.
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Resources from the Podcast
For more information on my own experiences with housesitting, here are the articles I wrote about it at the time:
- How to Find Trusted Housesitters
- Choosing a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama
- We Trusted a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama (the rest of the story)
- International House Sitting is a Thing (Ashley’s side of the story)
And again, here’s Kitty’s Downloadable Housesitting Guide.
- How to Travel the World and Not Pay Rent – the adventures of Eden and Denny, who’ve been housesitting for almost three years now. And here’s Eden’s membership site just for housesitters (not owners).
- An article about the best housesitting websites.
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Thanks for the great music! Our theme music is provided by SoundCloud, and we’re featuring artist ItIs Leanne, playing Corta-Jaca – tango brasileiro.
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Your co-hosts are Susanna Perkins (Anywhereist) and Kitty Navias.
Susanna’s a serial solopreneur, blogger, freelance writer, WordPress maven, and all-around portable career enthusiast. She developed her anywhereist lifestyle in an act of desperation following the US financial meltdown in 2009. During that time she’s moved 7 times, and worked from hundreds of locations at home and abroad.
Kitty’s a millennial with a lot of creative pursuits — she’s a musician, photographer, and writer. She’s traveled extensively, with plans for a lot more. On the show, Kitty will be providing us with tips and resources to keep our lives under control and moving in a forward direction as we become Anywhereists.
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