This time we had google mapped our house sit in Southampton in the south of England before arrival and were looking forward to a country home in the middle of blooming fields. We’d been house sitting in wintry Scotland before and were longing for some green leaves and flowers after a long winter.
Our upcoming house sit was in a suburb of Cardiff, Wales. A young couple from South Africa, she with long blond hair, pretty as most South African girls are and he, a big rugby player of the Newport Gwent Dragons welcomed us.
Where is Killearn? I thought, and went on Google Maps to see, if this house sit would be something for us. We had been contacted by a mother of three children which house sitter had let her down near term. Luckily we had a gap in our house sitting agenda and were able to help out as we were already in Scotland. ‘Oh wow!’ I exclaimed. ‘It’s only half an hour drive and almost in Lochlomond And Trossachs National Park. That’s awesome!’Continue reading House Sit In Scotland With Chewing Monster→
“No ways! What a stunning view!” We sat in the lounge with the house owners looking through a king-size window directly onto Hunter’s Quai, where Holy Loch and the River Clyde meet. The vast waters enclose rugged coasts of the rough south-west region of Scotland which is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom.Continue reading Luxury House And Dog Sitting With Sea View→
Imagine you house sit on a farm with three giant dogs who love to try to sit on your lap after they played in the mud. Their little sister dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is totally crazy in love with Vlou, the traveling Beagle, and shows this by rubbing her body along his side and placing her bum on his head while he tries to have a nap.
We’d decided at the end of last year, we’d like to spend half a year in the United Kingdom, the maximum time which George’s Visa (South African’s need a Visa for the UK!) would allow. To be able to do this on a tight budget, we started early in 2016 to look for house sits. Amazingly we immediately found homeowners, which invited us to care for their houses and animals, even though we would be arriving with Vlou, the traveling Beagle.Continue reading A Crazy Cat And A Golden Dog→
On the way from Switzerland to France we made a little detour to be able to house sit for a weekend in Thun. The family – father a Swiss, mother Scottish and two kids – went off skiing with friends to Leukerbad in the Swiss Alps. We, meanwhile, cared for the dogs, Diléas and Tequila, and the cat, Specky.Continue reading House Sit in Thun – Switzerland→