Seniors As House Sitters

Seniors As House Sitters Love Their New Found Lifestyle


These days there does not seem to be a lack of home owners who seek out the services of a house sitter. Due to business travel, family holidays, military assignments and even some families owning more than one home, many people have now found that the services of house sitters may be their perfect solution on how to travel and yet have a peace of mind with regards to the security of their house and even their pets.

Seniors or retirees on the other hand can now look at the option of becoming house sitters as a new adventure with many interesting benefits never considered possible previously. In fact there are house sitters who never call one place home, while others only seek short house sitting assignments a few times per year. Whatever their lifestyles, house sitters usually find a home owner who can meet their needs.

Housecarers_housesitterRetirees are particularly fond of house sitting. Many of them make radical changes in their lifestyles when they realize they are not obligated to stay in one area. Retirees have been known to pack up a suitcase and catch the next plane to Mexico, Australia, or wherever the home owner sounds the call from. Many seniors find the change of environment invigorating after years of the monotonous drudgery of employment. Other seniors prefer to take only a few short assignments each year. This gives them the opportunity to visit new areas while still maintaining their home base.

 Many families are now realizing that with the services of house sitting avaible to them, they can now have a chance to vacation in parts of the world with a peace of mind that their  home is being taken care of while they are away. There are also many home owners who need a house sitter to care of their pets and want to be assured that their pets will get adequate attention and exercise while they are away.

HOUSE-CARERS-skyscraper-2-layersThere are some Seniors or Retirees who are unsure about where they want to put down their roots. By being a house sitter, this give them the opportunity to experience living some where different without investing in any high expenses while doing this. House sitting will be a uniques way to achieve this while cutting down on their living expenses.

Most house sitters need to register with a house sitter directory. They may need to pay a small fee for their information is available to home owners who are in need of a house sitter. Here house sitters can post their information, such as which areas they are available to house sit in, the length of assignments they are available for, what skills they have which can benefit the home owner, and so on.

Besides having the opportunity to see the world, Seniors choosing to be house sitters benefit because they are not charged rent. In exchange for room and board, the house sitter maintains the home owner’s property and does regular duties for the home owner while they are away. The needs of the home owner will be clearly outlined in a house sitting contract.

Being free from rent or a mortgage payment is allowing many house sitters the chance to save their money. Seniors must remember that, as house sitters,they must be responsible. They know that the home owner is leaving their possessions and mementos in their capable hands. If a problem arises, house sitters must be able to be quick to rise to the challenge. If a pipe leaks, or a tree falls in the yard because of a storm, a house sitter is on the job and willing to take the necessary steps to fix the problem. House sitters are also aware that while they may be living in someone’s home, it is not their property. House sitter guidelines usually do not allow for parties or over night guests.

Many home owners and house sitters are finding they are forging friendships with each other and they keep up with each others life away from the house sitting arrangement.  

For Seniors that are seriously interested in becoming a house sitter, you can register with a house sitter directory. You don’t have to be a year-round or full time house sitter, either. There are many home owners who are constantly seeking sitters for short stays, such as a week or two. These home owners may simply want to go on a vacation themselves and need someone to watch over their things. If you would like the chance to see the world for a few weeks–or for months on end–you should seriously consider house sitting. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.


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