Hawaii Chronicles: 1st House Sitting Adventure
They picked us! They really picked us! Sending a huge shout out to Mauna Kea, Denali and their wonderful humans for picking us to house sit for them last year! Mike and I had the pleasure of house sitting for this amazing family in Hawaii back in June 2015. Please excuse the rather extensive delay on documenting this amazing experience ; always a blogger in training.
In early 2015 I was introduced to the world of location independence through Travis Sherry and Jason Moore’s websites and podcasts. Travis Sherry runs Extra Pack of Peanuts (http://www.extrapackofpeanuts.com/), Jason Moore runs Zero to Travel (http://zerototravel.com/), and together they run an amazing online community for Location Independent Travelers called Location Indie (http://locationindie.com/). It was through their sites that I found Nat and Jodie from House Sitting World (http://www.housesittingworld.com/) and learned all about using house sitting as a means of accommodations when traveling.
After absorbing all the house sitting tips and tricks I could, I created our couple profile on the Trusted Housesitters website (https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/us/), applied to an awesome Hawaii house sit posting (never thinking we’d get it) and the rest is history! Several emails and a Skype video chat later we had ourselves a wonderful week and a half house sit in Hilo, Hawaii. We could not have had a better experience as our first housesit! The 5bd/4ba home was magnificent with its sunset views and garden of fresh pineapple. The furkids, Denali and Mauna Kea, were more than welcoming and a breeze to look after.
During our stay we were able to get out and explore the island in between feedings, belly rubs, and play time. This first house sitting adventure was an incredible success that left us with a lasting relationship and a yearning to return for all that Hawaii has to offer. We cannot wait for our next house sitting adventure! Travel changes lives, and if you can do it on the cheap or dare I say free…well what are you waiting for! Get out there! The world is waiting! :]
*** Eager to learn more about house sitting? ***
-Check out Jason, Nat, and Jodie’s awesome collaboration about International House Sitting here: https://www.amazon.com/International-House-Sitting-Travel-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B012P51V32/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479419880&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+travel+the+world+and+stay+for+free+jason+moore