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The Complete House Sit Course

Learn how to become a Pro House Sitter to help reduce your Travel Cost

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How House Sitting became a game changer for us

Travelling has always been part of our lives but we wanted to make it part of our lifestyle. When we decided to take the plunge and start longer term/full time travelling as a family, one of our biggest headaches was accommodation. It's fine to book into a hotel if you go on a quick 7 day trip, but travelling for longer periods is different.

When we started planning for our first long term trip, we found that the accommodation issue was two fold for us. Firstly, hotel/guesthouse stay costs can add up very quickly! We would also much rather spend our money on local fun activities and adventures, wouldn't you? The second part is that we prefer to have a homely environment with all the modern conveniences and space that we're used to. This is definitely not what the standard hotel room or villa offers.

After a lot of research we decided to give House Sitting a go, and we absolutely loved it! It exceeded all our expectations and became our go-to option when travelling.

Just a few of the things we love about House Sitting:

  • We travel as locals, stay in local homes and experience life as the locals do. We use the local postal service, hair salon, buy from the local butcher and baker, get to know them and make new friends along the way.
  • We only visit the "touristy" areas when and for how long we choose to. We prefer to walk along the streets of Paris on a Tuesday morning (when the museums are free and the crowds are working!) and would rather spend Saturday mornings shopping at the local market or at the local park playing with the kids.
  • We stay in a "real home" with pets to cuddle, enough space and all the modern luxuries that we love. Everything from washer/dryer to good wifi and fully equipped kitchen makes it infinitely more comfortable than a hotel room.
  • Many of the houses we've looked after had gardens (even if they were small) where we could relax, have a BBQ and the kids could play. Some even have swimming pools and fully stocked playrooms to give both the kids and mom a break!
  • We often get use of a car - FOR FREE! That gives us huge savings and flexibility.

We've been very successful with getting great house sits and with our background in course development, education and training, we just had to put together this comprehensive course to help you be successful.

Disclaimer: Everyone is different and results may differ from person to person



Your Instructor


Matt & Annél Strydom
Matt & Annél Strydom

Matt & Annél Strydom is a South African couple with two beautiful kids. (Who they think are Super Heros!)

They've both loved travelling ever since they can remember and are now a full time travelling family. Their love of what House Sitting offers and their distinguished background in course development and training, made creating this course the obvious thing to do.

They love sharing the things they know to help others be successful.


What the Complete House Sit Course will offer:

In this course, with 11 Sections and 45 lectures, we will walk you through every step of the process to become a Pro House Sitter, which will help reduce your world travel cost.

We will help you progress from an amateur house sitter to a confident, pro house sitter and help you towards landing your first house sit. You will get access to our tried and tested checklists and guides to help you throughout the process.

The curriculum:

Why choose the House Sitting Lifestyle?

  • Introduction: What is House Sitting?
  • Who we are
  • The Benefits of House Sitting
  • House Sitting vs Paid Accommodation

Things to Consider

  • Are house sits available everywhere?
  • Should I house sit?
  • Why do people use house sitters?
  • Will I get paid to house sit?
  • What will it cost me to house sit?
  • Short term vs Long term
  • Make yourself at home

How to get started

  • Things to keep in mind
  • Do I need house sit experience?
  • An easy way to get experience

Where to find House Sits

  • House Sitting Websites
  • The importance of credibility
  • References
  • Police clearance and other methods of validation
  • Your own website or blog
  • How to make social media work for you

Building your Profile

  • The importance of a solid profile
  • Profile pics
  • Profile information
  • Setting up your profile
  • Registration examples

How to apply for house sits

  • Finding and choosing your first house sit
  • Things to consider before applying
  • The Application process
  • How to handle rejection

Your interview with the house owner

  • Why is it important to have an interview
  • How to setup and do a video interview
  • Interview questions you can ask
  • Interview questions the owner may ask

Preparing for your house sit

  • The planning phase
  • House sitting contracts and other documents
  • Organizing and managing your upcoming house sit

During the House Sit

  • Your arrival and handover
  • What's expected of me during the house sit?
  • Giving feedback during the house sit
  • Departure day
  • Getting great references
  • Keep your profile up to date

How to handle hiccups

  • What could go wrong you ask?
  • Pet problems

Have fun!

  • Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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