Roaming Around in Shangri-La

Another House Sit in Ojai – Here we were back in Ojai for our 13th house sit and the second from a personal referral. We had come for the meet and greet a few weeks earlier and had agreed to do the house sit.  The owners were heading out in their RV and could have …

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Home is Where the Heart Is, Right?

First, a Three-Day House Sit – Our 15th was a mini, only three days. The real boon, other than the sweet dogs, was that the house was two miles from my work. Now that was a treat!  When we arrived, we had a pleasant conversation, a tour of the home and grounds and the owner …

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10 Essential Items for House Sitting

At Least For Us! Just like most travelers, we bring all our personal stuff. But with house sitting we’re not exactly traveling, and not exactly home. Here are some of the things we bring with us because of the unique demands of our new lifestyle. The list is in order of importance to us, first …

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Two House Sits on One Block

Back in Ojai – For back-to-back house sits right down the block from one another. That was a treat! Our tenth house sit was also a repeat sit with Begonia for a week. It was so nice and easy to slip back into the rhythms and needs of this home and dog. Nice for him as …

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Tips for Successful House Sitting

  We have learned a lot during our first four months of house-sitting, having completed 13 house sits. There are some things it would have helped us to know earlier. These are a few things that stuck out to us; maybe they will be helpful to others as well.  1) Find out everything you can about …

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