Grahamstown, South Africa. Built c1864
Besides all the marketing bumff above, I think that house sitting is more about respecting the homeowners space. I’ve had many people house sit for me for extended periods of time. I’ve returned home and been overjoyed at the condition I’ve found my home in but I’ve often been disappointed. My standards are impossibly high and I need to be in a clean, well organised, uncluttered space in order to function. It does not need to be new. It does not need to be perfect.
I have no intention of charging for house sitting and hope that in exchange for a roof over my head you will entrust me to care for your most precious possessions.