Benefits of House Sitting for You
Traveling Like a Local
There has also been a huge increase in the usage of the phrase “like the locals.” I’m guilty of this as well and while it’s definitely not a bad thing to travel like locals, many have grown to resent the term. However, if you really want to travel like a local, the best way to start is to live like a local. What better way to do that than to literally live in their home.
By staying in a local’s home, you’re more than likely going to be staying in residential districts instead of tourist ones. This will give you a much different, much more focused perspective. You can meet the neighbors and make new friends, you can find your favorite walking route in the neighborhood, you can discover the cute little cafe down the street where you go to work and that park in the neighborhood? You never would have found that otherwise.
Naturally, house sitting is very budget-friendly. Aside from that, staying in someone’s home means you have access to a kitchen to cook meals. Most homeowners will tell you to feel free to help yourself to any food in their home even! But, please do confirm before you dig in.
You’ll save money on transportation most likely as well as many homeowners will give you access to their bike or their car.
Traveling to Unexpected Places
Most people travel to housesits rather than the other way around. Due to having to apply for housesits and making sure it’s a good fit for all, most travelers are going to apply and get a house sit before making travel arrangements. This means you may end up in destinations you never would have expected.
You’ll also likely be traveling to places for longer than you may have otherwise and slow travel is definitely a fantastic form of sustainable travel.