Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Info about housesitting / apartment sitting / pet sitting in Italy and elsewhere in the world

Here are some links about housesitting / apartment sitting/ pet sitting in Italy and elsewhere in the world:

  • The Caretaker Gazette – "is a unique newsletter containing property caretaking and house sitting jobs, advice, and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners. Published since 1983, it's the only publication in the world dedicated to the property caretaking field." – Gary & Thea Dunn, Publisher & Editor – Source: web site – "THE #1 SOURCE FOR CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES"
  • HouseCarers – "provides the most comprehensive information available on house sitting. We guide you through the process of successfully matching homeowner with sitters. Housesitters list their preferences through a simple registration process. Homeowners communicate with sitters through our confidential message system to preserve privacy and security. Whether you’re a house sitter or a homeowner, HouseCarers brings peace of mind closer to home." – Source: web site – “Homeowners Secure your home with a housesitter."
  • House sitters for House sitting Europe – "Find a house sitter or register for house sitting in Europe" – Source: – "House sitters care for your home and pets while you're away. In return, Housesitters gain free accommodation. Benefits everyone !" – In English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Italy "Select a city from in Italy for home exchange, house swap, house for rent, house sitting or to find a tenant" – Source: Sabbatical Homes – "We make great sabbaticals happen." – "The academic community’s resource for home exchanges and home rentals worldwide since 2000"
  • MindMyHouse – "a global house sitting matching service. We provide all the online tools for home owners and house sitters to find each other from around the globe (or around the corner). And it works! Our house sitters provide their pet and house sitting services for free in exchange for the privilege of accommodation in the owner's home. Learn more about this service." – Source: web site – "Bringing home owners and house sitters together"
* = Blog entry has been updated.

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In December, 2009 and January, 2010, my wife and I had the opportunity to cat-sit, dog-sit and apartment sit in Rome, Italy. We reply to a posting on the web site, Expats in Italy, from a couple from Australia. They were going to South Africa to visit her parents for the Christmas holidays and wanted someone to care for their pets: a dog and a cat. We were there for just over 3 weeks and the large and comfortable apartment was in the Testaccio section of Rome and close to the Trasavere section. There were several excellent transportation options: walking distance to the Piramide station on the Rome Metro (Metropolitana di Roma), Stazione di Roma Ostiense (train station) along with several choices of atac bus routes.

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed out time in Rome and that three weeks is not enough time to explore all the places and sights that you can possibly see and do. There was an added bonus for my wife. Her cousin, Bonnie, who lives in Ocean City, New Jersey and her husband , Pete, came to Rome for four days and three nights while were were there. He had enough frequent flyer miles to get them on a flight from Philadelphia to Rome via US Airways and a hotel room at the Westin Excelsior. On their last night in Rome, Bonnie and Pete treated us to the best dinner we have ever had in Italy.

Whether or not, your house/apartment sitting experience will be as fantastic, memorable and spectacular as ours was I cannot say. But if you don't give it a try, who knows what will happen.

That's it for Wednesday, 15 September 2010: mercoledì, 15 settembre 2010

Ciao, Ben

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"My wife is always right."

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