I house sitted in Thailand, Phuket for two weeks in September. Have you ever given House sitting a try? I signed up to Trusted Housesitters a handful of months ago and have since house sitted in China, South Korea, and Thailand.
House sitting has become my favorite way of traveling!
I shared with you how I got into house sitting (and how you can too!). I’ve since posted quite a few videos about my house sits around the world that I highly recommend checking out.
House sitting has slowly but surely become my favorite way of traveling.
In this post, I am going to share with you my favorite photos from house sitting in Thailand, Phuket. I stayed in Phuket for two weeks and looked after 3 dogs and 5 cats.
Meet the dudes!
These are the animals that I got to look after while house sitting in Thailand.
Not pictured: The cats
The cats that I was looking after were on a slightly different schedule and usually fairly shy around me. I didn’t want to bother them by taking a million photos 🙂
House sitting is the way to go
I am currently traveling the world for less than $1,000 per month. House sitting is a great way for anyone who enjoys traveling and likes hanging out with animals. It’s a great way to make your trip a whole lot better and also helps with saving money on accommodation. It’s a win-win!
I am going to miss the bunch
Saying goodbye is always the toughest part about house sitting. I am going to miss having Mr. Jenkins, Mina, bug and the cats terribly. I am going to miss cuddling with them in bed and of course, I am going to miss Mr. Jenkins who’s a notorious feet licker.
This was my post about house sitting in Thailand, Phuket. For the longest time, I was hesitant to give it a try and I am so glad that I finally signed up. House sitting is incredible!
I love reading about house sitting because I haven’t taken the plunge yet! Before I pay for a membership, I’ve just been longing from the keyboard and researching! I’ve heard it’s difficult to get the house sits you apply for, do you have any tips? Or is it not as hard as they say?
I’m hoping having a blog of my own will help people read more about me as I actually landed a job that way haha!
I think this is solely dependent on who you are and who the people are that you apply for. Fun fact: 3 out of 4 house sits we’ve done were vegan, as in at least one person on the other end was vegan. We think that putting “vegan” prominently on our profile das helped us a great deal. We haven’t found it particularly difficult to find house sits. It’s really like looking for work, although the success rate of getting a response and a yes is much higher in our experience. So far we’ve gotten all the house sits that we really wanted to get.
I think when people say it’s difficult, it’s important to look at those very people, their profiles, and the house sits they are going for. I think having a blog certainly helps, it’s a proof so to speak, proof that you are a real person, ha! I’d include as much detail on your profile as possible – all the stuff that makes you who you are as a person. While I am sure, putting “vegan” on our profile may throw a few people off, it’s so far helped us a lot. I also made sure to include lots of photos of the two of us as well as lots of photos of him and me with pets.
I actually made a video about my top tips a few months ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85t0yS2t9f8&t=10s
Hope that helps! 🙂
Also, in terms of statistics:
Since signing up the two of us secured a house sit every month. Our shortest sits were one week and our longest ones were a month!
July (China): 4 Weeks
August (South Korea): 1 Week
September (Thailand): 2.5 Weeks
October (Denmark): 1 Week
November-December (Bulgaria): 4 Weeks
As you can see, if you scan the site several times per day and apply as one of the first people, follow up and respond in a timely manner than your chances of securing one are going to be super high!