Learn About House Sitting in Provence
Contributor blog post by Ashely Tinker:
Experience Provence as a Housesitter
Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to stay as a housesitter in a home of expats who had arrived in France some years ago. They now live in a delightful village in the Var, Haute Provence. The owners needed to return to the UK for a family function and needed someone to care for their dogs at home in France. They prefer that the dogs are cared for at home. No problem I said! My bag was packed before you could say ‘apéro’!
The benefits for homeowners include the fact that you know your home will be occupied and the risk of break-in much reduced. If you have pets, having someone stay in your home is easier and less stressful for your animals.
For travellers, housesitting provides a “home base” that is affordable and allows you to “live like a local” without the expense of home ownership or paying for hotels. This is a chance to explore the local markets, have a drink in the village café, play some pétanque (boules) and then head back to your temporary home. Want to visit Provence on a budget? Consider house sitting as money saving option.
Via:: Curious Provence