How toTake A Cheap Vacation With Nearby House Sit Jobs
You all know that Terry and I are House Sitting Abroad Full time
We have been at it for almost nine months full time and are seeing the world! Terry and I have spent a month in Thailand, three months in Italy, four months in England, a few weeks in Wales and are now in Scotland. We have figured out how to do it and are tickled pink. Before Thailand we were able to Take A Cheap Vacation by house sitting. Let me show How to Take A Cheap Vacation With Nearby House Sit Jobs
The Question has come up, Can we do house sits “nearby”? OF COURSE YOU CAN!
And how do we know that? We have done it ourselves. If you remember, we lived in Panama and did one month house sits in Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador. I know this doesn’t sound “nearby” to you, but we are talking an hour to two hour flights for each trip. Then, before we came to the other side of the world, we scored a very nice house sit in Round Rock, Texas which was ten minutes away from my daughter. It can be done!
Let’s look at a normal budget for a two week vacation
The Flight or driving expense (this depends on far you need to go)
Hotel or resort (let’s just say, you will probably spend at least $100 per day for a total of $1400
Eating out. (Restaurant food can be expensive)
Rent car or transportation. You can rent a car at RentalCars.com
How about if you go out and get a House Sit for the same time period? Price Difference?
The Flight or driving expense (this depends on far you need to go) Yep, this is going to stay the same!
NO hotel or resort because you have a free place to stay Forget about that $1400!
Cooking in (because you have a kitchen!) This will save you Bunches of Cash!
Rent car or transportation Yep, this is going to stay the same too!
Can you see that you will be saving over $2000!
You have cut your largest expense, lodging to ZERO! So, don’t think of this as something one can only do full time. Think about the possibilities and what you can see! Let’s say that you had the full amount of the vacation budgeted already and you save the $2000. You could either not spend that money or go somewhere you have dreaming about!. Latin America come to mind!
Please watch this video on Why House Sitting Works
Will it be easy finding a House Sit to do this?
Quite frankly, NO! You must start early and look for sits during the time period you have a vacation break. Or hopefully, you can be flexible with that time frame. It’s a LOT of work (not as much work as earning that $2000) I have given you the tools on my post how to GET YOUR HOUSE SITS.
Are There any CONS to taking a vacation this way?
Of Course! There are trade off for everything in life. The biggest CON is that you will have responsibilities. You will probably have animals to take care of and a house to keep clean and tidy! When you read my post GET YOUR HOUSE SITS, you will see that I talk about agreeing with an owner how much time you will need to spend with the animals. Normally, our agreement is to get up and walk the dogs, feed them and then we can take off. We also agree to come home at a decent time to let them out and perhaps give them another walk. Remember, this should be agreed on first so there are not surprises and disappointments on sit. And the cleaning part? You can’t just leave your towels on the floor like a hotel, you will need to hang them up and wash them yourselves!
So, What are you waiting for?
Please read the posts I have just told you about and go for it! If you don’t act, nothing will happen! Now that you know How to Take A Cheap Vacation With Nearby House Sit Job. You must act! I have a saying in my life, “If you don’t ask the answer is always NO” So act and “ask”
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