If, like us, your interests involve seeing the world and cuddling with cute animals, you're bound to love this new trend in travel. Thanks to TrustedHousesitters, a pet sitting website, travelers are granted free accommodation simply for looking after the homes' animals in residence.
While this method of cheap travel may seem too good to be true, the concept is actually quite simple. TrustedHousesitters connects vetted, trustworthy travelers with homeowners in need of house sitting. In exchange for watching their animal friends—which can include anything from cats and dog to pigs and donkeys—while they're away, the house sitters can stay in their homes for free. Likewise, the homeowners do not need to pay for their services, and are able to rest easy knowing that their little ball of fur is in good hands.
Whether you're interested in finding or being a sitter through TrustedHousesitters, you must become a member first. This membership costs less than $8 a month, and gives you unlimited access to the site. If you're hoping to be a sitter, it is important that you first garner some good reviews in order to build a reputation. As homeowners seek out the best of the best, you're more likely to land that fairytale-inspired villa or beautiful beach house once proven you have what it takes to care for their cuddly companions.