House Sitter, a way to travel for free

Ingenuity makes its way through the chaos caused by the economic crisis and interesting proposals arise so as not to run out of vacations due to lack of money. It is evident that we have to transform the idea that we had of spending a wonderful vacation and open up to new alternatives, new concepts that adapt to our possibilities and that will surely surprise us pleasantly.

House Sitter or house keeper

The figure of the House Sitter begins to take shape in the Anglo-Saxon world, although for cultural reasons, we will have to wait a little longer for it to prevail in Spain. In the meantime, we can take advantage of the opportunity offered by homeowners in Great Britain and spend a couple of weeks in a Victorian house in London with the only task of watering the plants and walking the dog while their owners go on vacation. Vacations for everyone, and we all win. The idea of ​​spending a few days in London without having to pay for accommodation is quite tempting.

On the Internet there are many websites designed to find candidates to take care of houses in different parts of the world. Pages offer you the possibility of an affordable vacation wherever you want for just taking care of the obligations of the house for a few days. Think about it, because it doesn’t seem like a bad idea. But be aware of the conditions before reaching an agreement, because we have seen proposals to take care of ranches in the US, where the work can be exhausting.

Home exchange

Although the House Sitter is not very common in Spain, it does seem that another trend is taking place to achieve unforgettable and cheap vacations. We are referring to the exchange of houses. It is a proposal that will allow you to spend your holidays in those places that you have always dreamed of but that you have not been able to afford. Imagine spending three weeks in Tuscany, in a house for you and your family, avoiding the costs of a hotel. Imagine any destination because the offer is very varied.

The figures speak of more than 250,000 annual home exchanges worldwide. If you reflect on vacation expenses, you will see that more than half of the budget is occupied by accommodation, and meanwhile, your own house is empty. So it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to swap your home with a family living in French Brittany or an Irish countryside, right? Surely you live where you live, there will be someone somewhere in the world interested in your house.

There is no better opportunity to discover new places and have unforgettable experiences that you would not otherwise be able to access. You no longer have an excuse for not enjoying a special vacation and there is no reason why you cannot travel to incredible places. If you have a family, the best option is to exchange your house, but if you live alone, dare with House Sitting, an experience that you will surely repeat.

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