Think about this, your peering out over a stunning Greek seashore from your individual balcony. Subsequent to you is a really cute border collie patiently ready for breakfast. You may have six weeks to discover this new little village, seashores and all its scrumptious native meals (and to assume the lodging is costing you nothing).
We, The Travelling House Sitters just lately spent that point within the Greek seaside village. With a month of 28°C days, it allowed for a beautiful sluggish exploration of the Greek coastal village!
During the last three years, we’ve cared for over 29 properties, in locations reminiscent of Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Eire, The UK, France, Italy, Montenegro & Greece and The Carribean.
Under are some of our favorite home sits (how one can get began too!)
Amongst the Vines
Our first home in Europe was 30 minutes east of Bordeaux. We had travelled from India to Turkey then onto Manchester to choose up our new campervan. It was an extended drive and we couldn’t wait to arrive and calm down!
This dwelling was set alongside a good looking river that stretched to Bordeaux and was nestled inside dozens of rows of vines. The householders knowledgeable us that so long as you stayed a set of vines away from the farmhouse you possibly can stroll although any winery within the space. This made strolling the canine every morning a dream come true.
True to type the wine of the realm was unimaginable. Our little city had a only a grocery store, boulangerie and a neighborhood wine affiliation. The baguettes had been often called the perfect within the area ( we couldn’t agree extra).
From France to Rome
Following the house within the vines we taken care of an condominium in Barcelona, after which again to France for a home sit in Provence. After Provence, it was on to Italy! We had been booked too look after a lakeside villa in Lake Como and three cats. We then braved the heatwave and made our means down to Rome for a month-long housesit.
As we journeyed south, we ticked off bucket checklist places such because the Tuscan Hills, Florence, the Parmigiano cheese factories & Bologna (one of essentially the most surprisingly lovely cities in Europe!)
The Sudden Views of Montenegro
We didn’t know a lot about Montenegro however it completely blew us away. We cared for 2 cats who till only in the near past had spent their whole lives dwelling on a sailboat within the Caribbean. We expect they loved the views of The Bay of Kotor nearly as a lot as we did. Nonetheless, one of them most popular the sights and sounds of his favorite YouTube movies, one was a 14-hour lengthy video of an aquamarine and the opposite a 10-hour video of tropical birds (it’s a troublesome life for a cat).
Subsequent, it was on to Greece for the ultimate leg of our journey. Nonetheless, between Montenegro & Greece our campervan broke down within the center of the Albanian countryside (however that may be a story for an additional time). We sadly left the camper behind and journeyed on by bus to our subsequent sit.
Within the Greek Kitchen
Our subsequent sit was in a Greek seaside village. Right here we learnt the true which means of Greek hospitality. The householders insisted we keep for 2 nights once they returned. They wished us to expertise a Sunday feast with the entire household.
It was an unimaginable expertise wherein we spend the morning within the kitchen studying Greek recipes then the afternoon consuming, consuming and chatting with the entire prolonged household.
Our ultimate home sit of this journey is in Athens on the base of the Pantheon, we glance ahead to experiencing town earlier than we head off to the Caribbean! Our subsequent home sit entails a catamaran and one other crusing cat!
This home sitting way of life could be very enriching and could be suited to anybody. Whether or not you’re an adventurous traveller or somebody who simply wants to avoid wasting cash on hire. When you’re occupied with experiencing this for your self, we’re right here to assist! Take our on-line course which takes you thru how to turn into a housesitter!