How to Find House Sits Quickly

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  February 18, 2015 blogging tips 🕑 9 minutes read
how to find house sits

Doha, Qatar

 

Do you want to get house sits? I intend to help you figure out how to find house sits if you want to circle the globe rent-free like Kelli and I. We have been house sitting since 2014. After landing our first sit in Savusavu, Fiji, we decided to mix sits with rentals as we traveled the world.

 

How to Find House Sits

 

House sitting is a fun, freeing way to find rent-free lodging as you circle the world but landing sits requires you to follow a few sound tips. Doing things the right way increases the chances of landing even the most coveted sits. After following a few simple tips we did house sits in places like Fiji, Bali, Qatar, Oman, Turkey, Thailand, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

 

Do you want to know how to find house sits? Follow these tips.

 

1: Mindset Tips

 

Have you noticed how most people struggle through life? Everything is mind. If mind seems filled with fear you better believe your fear-filled experience will follow.

 

I’m not talking house sitting here. Well I am. And I’m not.

 

The point is most people do ZERO mental preparation for the day.

 

Pedasi, Panama.

Pedasi, Panama.

 

Everything they touch/do turns to crap. Or custard. Depending on your detesting of either feces or whipped cremes.

 

Anyway, most people or bloggers or house sit seekers will follow the practical tips, or work, but will never seem to manifest their desired outcomes….because most folks in the world do a horrible job at changing their vibe from “feeling bound” to “feeling free.”

 

These mindset tips are 15,000,000 times more important than the practical tips because if you do the mindset work you’ll get the jobs, even if you flub up the practical tips.

 

If however you ignore the mindset tips, you’re screwed, in most cases, because you can’t trick your energy. Or, you can’t outrun your limiting beliefs. Or, you can’t create what you believe is impossible.

 

In the past year we’ve manifested house sits in:

 

  • Fiji
  • New York City
  • Bali

 

Kelli and I didn’t desperately grab at house sits in Aussie-land, Great Britain or France, just to “improve our resume” because we prefer exotic tropics and a lower cost of living.

 

We had authority, or posture, or a spine, and patiently followed a few practical tips while continually doing the mindset work to manifest 3 brilliant house sits in one year.

 

Again, logically, you’d go bonkers trying to think through how we were picked from so many applicants but if you do the mental work, and raise your vibe, your thinking mind will largely go, “Night-Night”, and you’ll listen to your intuitive nudges, your Guides, which lead you in the direction of some sensational sits (more alliteration).

 

Meditate

 

Develop a sense of detachment from outcomes, and serene, calmness….it’ll also help you land kick ass house sits on some of the most sought after spots on earth.

 

Here’s the 411 on meditation from a Blogging Biddulph in Bali who is like Buddha insomuch as that we both breathed air. I think he did at least.

 

Meditation is not magical, amazing, miraculous, or anything like that. It just expands your awareness so you can observe what is.

 

That probably sounds as sexy to you as seeing Dame Edna in a bikini.

Visualize that without hurling.

 

Anyway, the whole expanded awareness bit just means that you’ll face, embrace and release emotions more quickly if you meditate daily.

 

Emotions which accompany thoughts like:

 

  • Oh My God I NEED THIS HOUSE SIT!”
  • OH MY GOD I’LL NEVER GET THIS HOUSE SIT WITH SO MUCH COMPETITION OUT THERE!”
  • HOW IN THE HELL WILL I EVER GET THIS HOUSE SIT!”
  • RYAN STOP USING THE DAMN CAPS LOCK!”
  • THIS HOUSE SIT WILL NEVER POP UP AGAIN I ***NEEEEED*** TO LAND IT”

 

Desperation repels. Confidence, clarity, confidence and detachment attracts neat things into your life.

 

It was no accident that since I started meditating for 30 minutes or more daily, EVERY day, that these house sits lined up.

 

I experienced those negative thoughts/emotions here and there, but not for long. I faced, embraced and released these feelings, so I could return to being the good old, largely detached, calm, confident house sit manifesting machine I am.

 

Jimbaran, Bali

 

I didn’t need any house sit. I am whole and complete, as is. Meditating helps me become aware of the needy emotions so I could feel ’em and let go of them. Leaving room for positive, inspired emotions, the types of feelings which move me into positive, inspired, detached actions, which helped me attract these brilliant house sits.

 

What You Should Do to Align Awesome House Sits

 

If you want to attract the best house sitting job on earth you should practice feeling whole, complete and free now.

 

Start each day by meditating, by feeling grateful for your blessings, then, by affirming something to this effect:

 

I am whole and complete, as is.”

 

Repeat the phrase like 5 or 10 times with real feeling.

 

Feel the truth seep through your being.

 

Feel whole, complete and free.

 

In time, and with practice, you’ll note 10, 20 or 500 things going on around you, daily, which inspire you to see that you are whole and complete, as is.

 

Whole and complete folks are set. No need to stuff more food down the gullet, you are already full. No need for dessert. You are satiated.

 

Once you feel satiated, the desperation, or the heavy longings, or the grabbing, well, all this stuff dissipates, and you become freaking seriously magnetic to awesome ideas, people and circumstances. House sits being one of those awesome circumstances, or things if you will.

 

Get Super, Uper Duper Clear on Your Dream House Sit

 

I cared not to scarf down croissantes by the Eiffel Tower.

 

No tea and crumpets for me, sitting by Big Ben.

 

I wasn’t keen on eating kangaroo jerky by the Sydney Opera House.

 

Nizwa, Oman.

 

I’ve nothing against France, England or Australia. All countries rock. I just have no desire to apply for one of the 32,364,957 house sits available in these countries.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • people from Australia, France, England and New Zealand travel a lot
  • the traveling crowd needs house sitters
  • a gazillion trillion opportunities open up in these lands
  • more than a few house sitters dive at any opportunity to fill up their resume

 

As for Kelli and I, we were always 100% clear on what we wanted in a house sit, which was:

 

  • a tropical location, preferably by the beach
  • a spot with a low cost of living
  • one of our dream/fave tropical hot spots: Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Costa Rica
  • limited responsibilities; since neither of us are uber handy – okay, what the hell’s an Allen wrench anyway? – and since our gardening skills range between a moderately knowledgeable vegetation tender to a slug (slugs make poor gardeners) we decided to only accept sits with few tasks
  • sits with animals/pets, since we love being around cats, dogs, chickens and any other furry or feathered friends

 

..so we figured that our house sit would make a beeline for us.

 

With clarity comes patience. We knew deep down our desired sits would come to us, even as we saw a deluge of Western country sits pop up daily. A few intriguing house sits availed themselves in places like Mexico but they didn’t pop. Or like, they were semi-fits, which didn’t feel like matches.

 

One day, while I was sitting in a less than powerful but a bit beyond feeble state, in India, Kelli notified me about the Fiji sit. Aha! Clarity.

 

We knew what we wanted. We were patient. Naturally, what we wanted found us.

 

The process manifested nicely.

 

Get super, super, super clear on what you want in a house sit. Add as many details as humanly possible. You can’t get specific enough. Really. Getting clear helps you let go poor matches to make room for perfect matches.

 

Perfect match = The best house sit ever.

 

2: Practical Tips

My wife has the logistics down. Straightforward stuff here.

 

Create accounts on house sitting sites like:

 

 

These are 2 of the better sites around.

 

OK, now on how to create an account that attracts those fab gigs.

 

Be Honest

 

Be honest. Like, share your intent for the sit.

 

Example; I might say I enjoy doing handy work around the home, that I am a certified plumber, that I am a pro landscaper, that I have my own Jeep to traverse around the grounds and that I am as handsome and as worthy a house sit guest as Magnum PI (were you expecting multiple Tom Selleck references? I think not!).

 

My nose grew to Pinocchio-sized proportions as I wrote the prior paragraph. I fibbed. I lied. OK, I outright told the tall tale of tall tales, bragging that I’d be the house sit whopper than got away if said home owner wouldn’t select me and my mad Bob Vila-esque skills.

 

I am about as handy as a pig loves a neat, tidy, orderly environment.

 

I once set up a desk from IKEA. 4 steps. I nearly missed each one.

 

Some house sit hustlers lie through their scummy teeth to score a sit. Not I, not I, because the Universe has a clever, ingenious way of calling you on your Bullisht resume doctoring.

 

Step 1: tell the truth. Explain why you wish to house sit. Share your qualifications. No need to be a staff member on Extreme Home Makeover to make an impression.

 

You can be:

 

  • trustworthy
  • reliable
  • dependable
  • an animal lover who has experience walking dogs, feeding cats, etc

 

Just tell the truth. Or at least, don’t lie. What a smart start, telling the truth.

 

What Home Owners Want

 

Someone who’s not a piece of excrement, who will spend most of their time in the house, who’s of high enough moral character not to run off with the silverware, who’ll just plain watch the home by spending most of their time in the home.

 

Make no mistake about it: I am not doing my best Howard Hughes impression here. I am no recluse, no shut in, no eccentric wild man holed up in a resort compound here in Jimbaran, Bali.

Kelli and I head to the beach, and we go out to eat, and we enjoy shopping at the local supermarket but our job is to watch the home and take care of the 4 dogs, 4 cats and 35 chickens on the premises, so we spend most of our day here.

 

We also stress this idea of being homebodies on our house sit site profiles.

 

No doubt, we aligned ourselves nicely for sits because we marketed ourselves as being responsible folks – and we are, honest to goodness my kiddies – trustworthy, good with animals (or completely animal obsessed) and willing to spend most of our time in the home.

 

Make sure your profile is attractive to a homeowner who wishes to have a trustworthy home body watch their home.

 

Making the First and/or Second Cut

 

After receiving an email from a homeowner sharing that you made the cut you’ll likely do an interview on Skype.

 

Be natural, be honest and just relax. Here’s where all of your mental preparation comes into place. You’ll be magnetic to the perfect house sit for you.

 

Ortahisar, Turkey

 

Each person we’ve connected with has been awesomely positive, loving, caring and the perfect match BECAUSE we did the mental leg work. The practical tips are easy peasy, the interview is easy peasy and all the action stuff is easy peasy, after you do the mental leg work/inner preparation.

 

Kelli and I aced 3 awesome house sits, from Fiji, to New York City, to Bali by rocking out our interviews. Our energy is as infectious as the flu in the Tri-State region during winter-time.

 

That’s pretty infectious.

 

After making the cuts and nailing down the interviews, we received offers, accepted, and move forward, blogging and house sitting in paradise.

 

Have you done house sitting?

    • Lauren says:
      at 6:21 am

      Wow! House sitting seems like an amazing way to travel low-budget! I’ve never thought of this before, but such a good idea! Some day when I have more time, I’m going to look into this!

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 7:59 pm

        Awesome Lauren please do!

  1. Phillip Dews says:
    at 6:22 am

    Funny you should say that Ryan. Two weeks ago I met up with my new neighbor whom has just moved in the previous two nights before.

    Now being the friendly helpful neighbor I am I decided to give him my SSID and Passcode to my WIFI as I was more than sure they had not sorted out their internet yet!

    I was greeted with a huge 18stone muscle-bound chap in a tight white t-shirt and Y-Fronts at his door! My eyes nearly popped out of my head! He was not embarrassed at all dude. He kept me there chatting at his front door for more than 20 mins.

    I could not get away quick enough, he even tried to invite me in for a coffee, trying to keep my eyes away from below the waist was a mission and I could feel myself getting more and more embarrassed with him just stood their in Y-Fronts.

    I can relate with your experience dude! My neighbor is happy and relaxed and not embarrassed at all! However I was for some reason. why should that be I wonder he is perfectly entitled to answer the door in his underwear! Thankfully though we went for a pint later that day and he did put a few more threads on.

    Lou just said to me and I quote “Ryan really is lucky to be in a place like that aint he? What will he be doing there everyday for 4 months then”

    I replied by saying “Of course not. Kelli and Ryan are not Lucky, they have worked to get to all this. Not hard Work but smart Work and we can do the same. Just takes a little dedication. You can achieve anything your heart desires all it takes is finding the obstacles and overcoming them! Simple really”

    Money Claims dude! I have to agree with you there! Why oh why do people do it! There are loads of people on FaceTube with claims of money their earning. It’s not big and it’s not clever it just makes people look like fools by them saying “Oh look at me I am making 6 figures a month for doing little work”. I for one will never make what i earn public knowledge why would I.

    I assume you not got the Ferrari as Magnum did on that estate then! I love that show, we get it here on a channel called Pick and it shows 4 shows daily back to back! Not bad at all. BTW How was your 40th and whats it feel like? I got another 10 months to go and cannot wait to meet up in NJ later in the year will be an awesome week methinks! Better get some arctic gear though as I hear it’s cold at that time of year.

    I had no idea you had a house-sit gig in NYC dude! What was that like then? I did not see any videos of that one then! Have to agree there with you Ryan Mindset is everything! As you know I sacked a client last week as she wanted the Ferrari but only wanted to pay for the handle.

    I kept thinking and saying to myself “Man why am I doing this for little and no reward.”
    I have spent 10 years cutting my teeth in this trade I deserve a little more respect than this, so I sacked her. I was not nasty in the email. I was to the point, courteous and professional and at the end listed lots of options for her to consider not wanting to put her in a bad feeling or situation and not wanting to leave a bad taste in her mouth but I said that I felt it the right decision at the time.

    The reply was not a good one though and she took it upon herself to be nasty and demanding. I have since ignored her and moved on! Just as you said though it was a freeing feeling after taking that step and one that I am glad I took, Do I feel bad and unhappy for it though! Nope of course not feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

    Some might say that it’s counter-intuitive though sacking someone who is willing to pay you £££’s for your skills. However I would say that unless there are paying the right £££s then no it’s not counter-intuitive. whats your thoughts Ryan?

    A colleague recently said to me that I should also raise my prices as I was just Too Cheap and I was attracting cheap clients which is not the way I want to come across plus he said that I need to raise my prices to have more respect for my skills! I am not attracting a better quality of client now!

    That one caveat is a good one dude! Something I will be doing in the near future, lets just say that when I and Lou are in NYC in December I have something planned while were at the top of the Empire State on the day of her 40th before meeting up with everyone as some rooftop bar/restaurant in NYC (Remember to keep the 5th free dude as that’s going to be a night to remember buddy and you got no choice in the matter)

    Anyway that’s me dude! Loved the tips and will be seeing you guys soon! Also think it’s about time we skyped hey!

    – PD

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:22 pm

      PD WHAT a comment! NYC was a short 1; 1 week. We lived on the East River in a posh little apartment. Not many pictures though as I slept through the day – getting over jet lag – so evening pics were not too hot. Love your neighbor’s take on life, and his boldness lol……yes a Skype’s in order! I’ll check in later 😉 Thanks my man!

  2. kelli says:
    at 6:52 am

    Just reading this post gave me an extra dose of appreciation for this situation. I think the mindset tip is super important because there is the idea that housesitting is competitive and it is hard to get jobs. Yeah, technically it is ‘competitive’ because lots of people apply, but when you are aligned mentally, you will get jobs. You will be the one applicant people like best for one of a dozen reasons, and you’ll be the one to get picked.

  3. Catherine Holt says:
    at 7:09 am

    Well you can’t say you get bored can you Ryan! That truly is awesome, and really the perfect spot to be blogging in. The more relaxed you are, the more in tune you will become and the clearer your mindset will be. All sounds like it’s falling into place perfectly 🙂

  4. Alberto says:
    at 11:03 am

    i have been in bali and the tourist visa in indonesia is for just 30 days (+30).. 4 months of house sitting sounds quite illegal lol

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:17 pm

      Hi Alberto! 30 days, 30 day extension = 60, then leave the country, activate second visit = 90 days, extend one more time. NO problems, all bagus lol….you can also get a 6 month social visa no problems. Terima Kasih!

  5. Renard Moreau says:
    at 2:19 pm

    [ Smiles ] I am happy for you.

    You are indeed blessed and from the looks of things, the Law of Attraction is working in your favour.

  6. Glenn Shepherd says:
    at 6:06 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    What I enjoy most about your posts is I ALWAYS have a chuckle, usually at multiple points throughout. Your description of your experience with Wayan is priceless!

    I loved the video. That place is so beautiful and the property is amazing! I reckon you’re right, that seeing it on a screen just doesn’t do it justice, I’m sure it’s totally breathtaking to actually be there.

    But pythons, monitor lizards and cobras? Uh…… I’ll just be, erm, over here….!

    »Glenn«

  7. Philip Verghese Ariel says:
    at 8:31 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    Wonderful Going!
    Lovely pictures!
    Oh My,,, Rent free living for 4 months with some attached duties like feeding the creators. Very interesting, but Ryan, hey why didn’t you add those lovely living creators pics? so sad, anyways in the next post hope you add those if not in the video!
    Hey the video showed everything i felt i was with you both, you should have added some background music with it, anyways, indeed that is lovely too.
    Keep going my friends,
    With you both a wonderful stay and travel back
    Best
    ~ Phil

  8. Naomi Dinsmore says:
    at 8:36 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    I can truly feel your love and enthusiasm oozing out of my computer for your love of your current destination.

    It’s beautiful an exactly where I want to be right now! I love your tips for achieving a beautiful house sit.

    Sometimes in life you just have to swap the western hustle and bustle to be in a quieter surrounding and remind yourself of wants important or just to hear your own thoughts for 2 minutes.

    Plus, I love natural wild life and would love to see a wild python… from a safe distance, of course.

    Naomi

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:41 am

      Naomi thanks so much for reading and yep, just being in quiet for a minute or 2 opens up a world of possibilities. Appreciate it!

  9. Lorraine Reguly says:
    at 6:48 am

    Okay, Ryan, it’s about time we saw some videos of the chickens and you and/or Kelli in the pool.

    C’mon. Make me jealous!

  10. Bob Jones says:
    at 9:13 am

    It’s be a short three hour flight for me to get there but for some reason it has never really appealed to me. What’s the food like? Congrats on getting married btw! 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:54 pm

      Oh you’re nice and close Bob, cool 😉 Food is excellent, and the island is awesome. One key is, if you’re not into the heavy tourist area thingee, to get about 20 minutes away from spots like Kuta and Ubud, up in the hills. Thanks so much!!!

  11. Heidi Wagoner says:
    at 10:31 am

    So have you yet visualized the Wagoner Family coming to live with you in Bali? 🙂 After watching that video, that is where my thoughts went. You are just great. Of course I am completely into the Secret, law of attraction, etc.. so this is right up my line of thoughts. That said, I think the past few months, I have been hanging on to the other side of “I need” etc… and need to let that go and get back on track. This was a great reminder to “Wake up Heidi!” Of course I had to follow your call to action as well.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:53 pm

      Heidi, come on down for a visit! Or, you can visualize the fam visiting, and even if we are booked up with a few folks staying here, a day trip is in order 😉 Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. donna merrill says:
    at 11:59 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I always look forward to your next post because you take me into another world with your writing. The stories you share are so wonderful, it’s like reading an adventure book sometimes.

    The video says it all. When I meditate each day, I put myself in a certain surrounding. Living in a place like this, I would easily trance out a few times a day!

    The duties you need to do – taking care of those wonderful animals are awesome. Well, I’m a dog lover, so it would be a treat for me to care for them…they give so much love.

    But back to house sitting: In today’s economy, here in the states, especially the tri-state area as you and I know it, it is so expensive to live. I watch the “slaves of New York” commute, have 9 to 10 hours a day of work, put up with so much crap it just doesn’t make any sense. Why? Because they have to survive.

    When I look at the unemployed (the real stats) Many would make great house sitters. What a great opportunity it could be for them. To be prepared, and then live anywhere they want.

    For me, I do hire house sitters from time to time when I travel because I have two fur babies. My dogs are used to being with people and I cannot leave them without a dog lover. I have one gal that loves to house sit for me, here in Maine’s Vacation land. She even sleeps with my dogs!

    When I travel to Cali to see the “kids” I’m gone for a few weeks. My mind is always at rest knowing I have a great gal to take care of things. So, you and Kellie are a blessing to many people that need you.

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:52 pm

      Yep Donna, it’s just so smart to both hire sitters and to sit. Many folks love having their furry fam members looked after and more than a few just want live bodies in their homes during long stays. I imagine you have quite a few applicants too, living in paradise as you do. Thanks so much for the awesome comment as always!!!

  13. Tiffany says:
    at 12:30 pm

    Great post on house sitting. House sitting has been one of our favorite gigs and you are so right – it’s all about putting the right energy out there.

  14. Agness says:
    at 3:56 pm

    I have never done house-sitting, but that’s something I would like to try in the future!

  15. Paula McInerney says:
    at 4:00 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    It is this positivity and hard work that gets you this lovely house. Sorry we missed you in and Kelli is Bali, and we were probably quite close to you in Goa Gong. It certainly is an inspiring island so i look forward to reading a lot more. Paula

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:49 pm

      Oh shoot Paula, we are literally a 2 minute motorbike ride from Goa Gong, at the top of the hill in a remote spot. Hope to see you soon, and thanks for sharing!

  16. Bob says:
    at 5:09 pm

    What a great place. I have never done the house sitting gig but it is definitely on my list. I know many people that have and they really enjoyed it. Great tips on how to present yourself to potential home owners. it’s always good to get tips from people who are successful in doing what you want to do.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:48 pm

      Bob it’s really fun, and a great way for travelers to see more of the world. Thanks for commenting!

  17. Adrienne says:
    at 7:06 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Wow, Wayne would have been a shocker to me too I’m thinking. Guest it’s all what you get use to when you’re living in paradise.

    Nice digs, sweet! I think I’d be roaming that property daily just in awe that I’m staying there which I’m sure you’ve done many times over. To think they have that many homes on the property, that’s so cool.

    Thanks for taking us through what you do mentally in order to put your mind in that special place. As I had mentioned to Kelli just earlier today, I’m pretty much living the life I love. I have a few “things” I still deeply desire so I probably need to focus on meditating more each day. I do the gratitude, I do the visuals, I pray, I have my mindset in the right place but obviously something is still messing with me and I’m going to figure out once and for all exactly what that is.

    I think house sitting would be a cool way to even vacation. I may have to look into that the next time so thanks for sharing these sites with us.

    Another enjoyable and awesome read Ryan, thank you.

    ~Adrienne

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:36 pm

      Adrienne, I can tell that you really enjoy your life, and as for those extra few things I know pretty much all of us are in that space. Meditating, and building that gratitude list helps us align with those few extras 😉 Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

  18. Samantha says:
    at 1:10 pm

    Dang you guys really do house sit in the most exotic places! But I’m glad you wrote this because we were just actually stressing out over house sitting – I applied for a bunch and got rejected by all. Self doubt started washing over, I thought we’d be homeless in Costa Rica and then after letting it go and realizing that whatever happens, it happens for the best, boom we got a bunch of opportunities all at once. We get to house sit two kitties in Coco starting next month which I’m super excited about! Nothing compared to your 30 something chickens though 😀 If you guys come back to Costa Rica do let me know! 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:26 pm

      Way cool Sam, congrats on that! We’ve been looking at Costa Rican house sits and would relish a stay there. Thanks for sharing 😉

  19. Lewis LaLanne says:
    at 1:13 pm

    Okay, I’ve determined that this site will be complete and that you will be fully actualized as a human being when we finally start seeing videos shot by Kelli of you strolling around in nothing but your Ronnie Coleman posing trunks or your Borat mankini, abs and buns of steel on display, tanned and glistening, giving us the presidential tour of latest house you’re sitting… with a puppy in your arms. 🙂

    PS. Are you sure you weren’t jogging around that neighborhood in Thailand dressed like your Bali neighbor? It would seem that this attire would DEFINITELY catch the attention of the Baht Butt Bandits. Hahaha

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:26 pm

      LOL Lewis, you have quite the penchant for making me ROFL 😉 In truth, yes, back in my young shorts days, I was Bandit Bait in Thailand 😉 Thanks so much!

  20. Sylviane Nuccio says:
    at 2:13 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Fantastic post. This only missing things are pictures of those cute pets. Can watch the video now, but will later.

    I agree you’ve got the best house sitting and as you know, this is really something I’m looking into.

    I need to be in Europe for a year, but after that I want to spread my wings to the rest of the world. LOL!

    Hey I had a question for you, how does it work as for internet access? Do you take advantage of the owner’s internet or do you get it yourself?

    It’s just something that’s been worrying me a bit for some reason.

    Great share, man!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:25 pm

      Oh yes Sylviane, have to get going on the pet pics 😉 As for internet it changes at each spot. In most cases the owner pays for internet so you’re set. In Fiji, we paid for the internet. Thanks so much!

  21. Meg Jerrard says:
    at 8:07 pm

    Well Ryan you had me at “Bali” and I didn’t need any further convincing of your house-sit being the best gig in the world, but if that hadn’t convinced me then the pretty darn strong wifi definitely did 😀 Kudos on the wicked gig, sounds amazing, and especially for 4 months!!

    We need to get more into house-sitting, we’ve done a few gigs here and there but nothing major. Great tips!

    Meg

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:13 pm

      Yep Meg, sitting is so fun, and in most cases, an easy way to stay somewhere long term. Thanks so much!!

  22. Sudeep gupta says:
    at 12:09 pm

    its really nice man , i visited your blog for the first time , though i heard your name allot . I never thought that i will enjoy your blog posts this much… thanks brother
    Regards
    sudeep gupta

  23. Erik says:
    at 6:00 am

    Amazing place, you are really living the internet lifestyle, Ryan.
    A fantastic place to be inspired from.
    Enjoy! 🙂

  24. Sherryl Perry says:
    at 11:07 am

    Ryan,

    I could feel my stress level dropping almost immediately as I watched your “View of the Villa” video. It brought back memories of that scene in “Romancing the Stone” when the doors swing open and that amazing scene unfolds before your eyes. No one expects to find that sort of opulence hidden in a jungle. (I was surprised to learn that you’re only 15-minutes away from both civilization and jaw-dropping beaches. )

    To be honest Ryan, I read your blog because I enjoy your writing. I never expected to seriously consider house-sitting but now you have me thinking – why not? My husband took early retirement this year and we’re way too young to sit back and do nothing. I’ve always wanted to make a living while traveling (but I’ve never pursued that dream). Now, you’ve got me thinking my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us. Hysterical – as always!

  25. Sayantan Mahato says:
    at 10:13 am

    Hey Ryan!

    Checking these pictures of your trip in Bali is making more or less jealous of you. :p

    Must say Bali is no less than a heaven, will try to visit it once in my lifetime.

    And also how do you manage to write such long, epic and exciting posts? I always wonder to that.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:05 am

      I try my best Sayantan to set aside writing time for at least a few hours a day 😉 Thanks much!

  26. Heidi Wagoner says:
    at 10:44 am

    Okay, so I know I already commented, but I just had to come back! So after reading through ALL of this and even hopping over to Kelli’s blog (and staying for a long time). I so reconnected. It dawned on me that I had left my here and now state somewhere in our travels (probably Vietnam) and became stressed about finding a house sit sometime in April or May (to save $). I had applied to more than a dozen, any that popped up in that time frame and not even one reply.

    Then you and Kelli tapped into my brain and gave me the good shake that I needed. I worked on my mindset that very night. I let go of the fear that was driving me to panic and want to take anything that came by, to settle. I refocused and wrote out on a paper exactly what would be ideal for us and what we really wanted, not going to settle!

    The very next day the absolute perfect housesit popped up in my inbox, in the perfect location, with the perfect dates and type of pets! I applied with my new mindset and within 7 hours we had an interview and within 24 hours, the house sit was ours! That same day we were also accepted for 2 others, but they were the same dates as the one we just accepted and they were 2 that we applied for our of fear of not having a place.

    So clearing the mind and getting back on the path of a clear vision was all I needed. Thanks to you both for hitting my reset button!

  27. Arbaz Khan says:
    at 4:43 am

    I really like the location from where you are working an living an Internet lifestyle.
    Enjoy man and I hope you will be exploring more exotic locations.

  28. Adrenaline Romance says:
    at 6:41 pm

    Wow! You definitely are living the dream! We hope to visit Penang sometime this year (if we have the money) or next year. We love to pump up our adrenaline there. 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:34 am

      Guys, you’re doing it! SO inspired by your blog too. Keep up the great work and see you on the road!

  29. Laura says:
    at 7:43 am

    Hi Ryan

    What a great insightful post with lots of useful tips for newbies. This sit is certainly a contender for the best house sitting job.

    We’ve house sat in Australia, because it is the one place we’d always dreamed of going to. It is, of course, a very expensive country but we managed to stay there for nine months rent free – which made it a very affordable country! We had sits with swimming pools, breathtaking views and nearby deserted beaches – it truly was paradise!

    We are now in Europe and are house sitting here too: we’ve had a superbly placed Berlin sit with a sauna, a beautiful villa in Spain (naturally with a pool) and a vineyard in Italy with views that were to die for and all the wine you could drink! Plus lots of fancy sits in the UK.

    We now have tons of good free relevant content for others wishing to live a life of luxury – rent free – in Europe and Australia

    Awesome post!

    Travelling Weasels.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:35 pm

      Laura you guys are living the life! So cool to land sits in places like Aussie-land and Europe because you cut the cost of living quickly with no rent due. Brilliant. Keep on inspiring guys and thanks for commenting!

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