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Job Relocation Exploration & How to Still Go Out of Town While Out of Work

  Considering a job relocation, but want to check it out the area first? Or maybe you still want to take a vacation, but while unemployed & job searching, you need to keep your budget in mind?   House/petsitting can be a great solution!   One of my clients asked today about the pictures on my Facebook page of my latest “office” overlooking the marsh of the Atlantic intercoastal in NC. I explained that it was the dining room table of my current house sitting gig.  Since my business is mobile, I travel to see friends, family, or just explore Read More





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Housestay Vacay: Writing a Compelling Housesitter Profile

  Fall leaf peeping trip?  Someone else’s home for the holidays?   I’ve written a few posts like Job Relocation Exploration & How to Still Go Out of Town While Out of Work and Ho Ho Home for the Holidays about using house & pet sitting as a way to both save money and sanity (by having your own space!) on vacations.   Saving money can be especially important if you are unemployed, and have lots of TIME for a getaway, but your budget is a concern. Just like applying for a standard issue job that needs a compelling cover Read More





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Ho Ho Home for the Holidays?

(I sometimes mix things up with posts about saving and/or earning money if finances are tight during a job search.  This post also comes from my love of and success with housesitting, just a fun ‘lil something about me I throw in on this site for good measure…) Any fans of the movie “The Family Stone” with Sarah Jessica Parker (and Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton & a slew of other big names? )   Remember the awkward “where are all the guests going to sleep” moments? The lack of privacy and ‘too much of a good thing togetherness’ that caused much Read More