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.
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:
- New York City
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).
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.
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.
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. 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:
- 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.
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?