My mobile phone has rung twice this week with people desperate for a house sitter. Sadly I have been unable to help them, as I have a house sit commitment already, and I am going away myself.
I have changed my status on House Carers, but it seems folk are really concerned about their holiday plans. In one case their booked house carer has had to pull out, and in another they have simply left it a bit late to secure someone.
One thing that has always bothered me in a funny way, is that the house sitter who takes on a big responsibility is seldom paid. I've not asked for money, and only once been offered it.
I wonder if it is possible to have a 'career' as a house sitter? Mmmmm.
In any case I'm happy to do what I do - but it amuses me that the house sitter does the "work" and has to pay to be on the register, and the house owner gets a holiday with much savings on kennelling, and the security of having their house lived in and cared for, and they don't even have to pay to be on a house sitting website.
Oh, well. Perhaps if there's a big need - I should see what someone would bid for me?