Trustedhousesitters.com is a global house-sitting website offering a great way to travel up-market and worldwide while saving on accommodation costs. House sitting is an innovative option for finding somewhere to stay while London’s Olympics are on, as getting accommodation could be a marathon task. It’s estimated the Games will attract 500,000 tourists to the UK this year, with many also partying for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Anyone can become a house sitter by joining the site from $29 and simply creating a profile for homeowners to view.
You’ll receive daily email alerts with new house sitting opportunities so you’ll be the first to find out what is available in London and the UK during the Olympic Games 2012, and the rest of the world. You could be staying in an apartment in Westminster, in the heart of the city, a Georgian townhouse in leafy Richmond, West London, a garden apartment in the high-end trendy village of Hampstead, North London or a Victorian semi-detached home in trendy Hackney, East London, for free. Many homes also include pet care such as caring for a cat or dog rather than them going into kennels, in return for the free retreat.
House sit durations can be anything from a long weekend to several months, with the majority lasting for a week or two, the average length of a holiday. Homes in the surrounding regions of London are also in need of house sitters. With good transport links and fast train services into Central London and the centre of the Olympic Games, this is an ideal opportunity to see a part of England you may never have discovered before.
Other house sitting options in quintessentially English villages in other neighboring areas include: Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, the Home Counties, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, all with easy access into the capital.
Have you ever done a house swap or house-sitting arrangement as a travel option? We’d love to hear about your experience.