How to Find Your First House Sitting Job and get Free Accommodation

How to Find Your First House Sitting Job and get Free Accommodation

My First House Sitting Experience

I’ve been in Christchurch, New Zealand, for several weeks and decided I want to stay longer. I fell in love with the trekking, Kiwi lifestyle, and never being too far from both the mountains and the beach. The problem is it’s peak season here, and on my budget I can’t afford to pay $25+ per night for an Airbnb. A hostel is out of the question (I need my re-charge time), and since I’m planning to stay a while and work (more on that later), I either want roommates or a place to myself. ​

I explained my situation to an American friend who lives here, and the first thing she recommended was house sitting. Before committing to a long-term rental, she used house sitting to try out different neighborhoods. I couldn’t believe some of the amazing places she’d stayed at for free. 

My First House Sitting Job with Kiwi House Sitters

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How to Manage Your Mail While Traveling: Traveling Mailbox Review

What do you do if you’re an expat living abroad or traveling for a long time but still need to receive mail or packages? You might be able to use a friend or family member’s address, but if you don’t have this option or receive a lot of mail, a mail receiving service makes it easy to view and manage your mail while you’re away–it’s a digital mailbox you can access wherever you are. There are a few mail receiving services and I’ll explain what I use, how it works, and why I chose it over others. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Mail While Traveling: Traveling Mailbox Review”