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How to Visit Provence on Budget Consider House Sitting as Money Saving Option

Everything is Taken Care of at Home

The Internet enables many services to reach beyond the parameters of a traditional business. Today HouseSit Match can help you find sitters who will pay to travel to your home to care for your pets. It is an ideal opportunity for some people to visit and experience Provence while on a fixed budget. They live for free in your home, enjoy a residential setting for their trip, and they have a working holiday which many active people prefer.

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Leave Your Pets at Home

Consider finding pet-sitters for when you go on holiday.  As the seasons change, we often plan our holidays and trips away, however, much as we love them our pets can tie us down. Some of us take our pets with us, but that’s not always possible. With multiple pets or animals who cannot travel, the whole idea of a holiday or a trip away from home becomes somewhat challenging. Now there is a solution offering free vetted pet-sitters on tap by tapping into a network called

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Benefits for Home and Pet Owners

By joining the HouseSit Match membership network, you can meet experienced and checked sitters safely online. HouseSit Match is a managed network working to ensure an optimal experience for all members. For a small annual membership fee, you connect with vetted sitters online and make arrangements for them to look after your pets and property while you are away, at negligible cost to you.

Dogs, Cats, Birds, Goats – No Worries

Many of HouseSit Match house sitters are experienced with caring for multiple pets, and older pets. Moreover, the sitters do not charge for this service. They look after your pets for free in exchange for free accommodation during their stay. It is an exchange of services that saves both parties money and can lead to lasting friendships. It speaks to the original values of the ‘sharing economy’ or ‘collaborative consumption’. It’s a win-win for both parties.

Do you need a house or pet-sitter? House-sitting can be a win-win for both parties, free house and pet-sitting, and the experienced and checked sitters get free accommodation!  Register (here) as either house sitter or homeowner with coupon code P2020 and save 20% off any membership plan.

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Why join a network like HouseSitMatch?

HouseSit Match is a managed online network, and therefore it is more secure. They ID-check all members when they join, and strive to make sure that verified pet-sitters cherish every pet in the network. All house sitters must pass through police and background checks to ensure the team at HouseSit Match is satisfied with their credentials.

How you do join?

Register online via the website

–    Choose a membership plan

o     Standard (DIY option) = £49 pa

o    Premium (with support at each step) = £79 pa

Client Testimonials

Excellent service from HouseSit Match

I was a little apprehensive at first about using an online service to try and find a suitable house sitter to look after my house and cat but as soon as I registered I was contacted by Lamia, the business owner, who provided me with excellent support and help in getting my profile set up and my house sit vacancy logged. Lamia took a real interest in making sure I found the right sitters so whilst it may be an online service, the attention to detail and the personal help and service I have received has been exceptional, and I would have no hesitation recommending HouseSit Match and Lamia to others.

~Michael ~ Home and pet owner, Limousin

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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