Are you trying to travel more, possibly expatriate, but you don't know where to start? Do you want to travel and see a few potential spots BEFORE you take the final leap? You can do that by joining the wonderful world of international housesitters.
We're talking today with Ian White, the founder of Housecarers.com.
Q: What made you decide to start a website like this?
Ian: I have been passionate about [travel] for 15 years. House Sitting is a great way to travel anywhere in the world - rent free. Or find a free live-in pet lover to keep your home secure, and pets happy at home. This saves on expensive pet boarding fees and Pet Stress.
Our website has been Securely matching housesitters with homeowners since October 2000. This allows us to keep providing a free service for homeowners looking
for house sitters; and growing the service to assist more people.
Q: How can people to sign up for your site?
Ian: Anyone can subscribe for free at www.housecarers.com. Homeowners can also list their houses for free. If you are a house sitter, when you are ready, you can place a confidential ad and we will forward responses for your consideration, from qualified candidates via our automated matching system. House Sitters pay only $50.00 per year for unlimited applications.
We also offer 60% commission on referred sign-ups through our affiliate program. This is for sharing information about our website with others. Please see our affiliate program and resources and banners at: http://www.housecarers.com/affiliate.cfm
After almost 15 years housecarers has changed lives worldwide. We share stories from our members at http://blog.housecarers.com/
Q: Why do you think that House Sitting is an affordable choice for people who want to travel?
House Sitting has always been a "poor cousin" of couch surfing, airbnb, houseswap etc.
There is so much untapped potential to help more people. You can learn more about us on our Facebook page and our blog.
Phone : +61 2 9913 1844
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Just a middle-class family with three young kids, looking to escape the rat race. This is our journey!
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