By Ian White with contributions from FlexMedStaff

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Everyone has their reasons for pursuing a career in locums or part-time work. Many practitioners seek out the locums life to have more time off for leisurely travel. Are you tired of staying in hotels? Are you looking for a different travel experience? If so, then house sitting may be the perfect option for you!

Homeowners worldwide are looking for responsible individuals like you to “babysit” their homes and animals while they are not home. As a house sitter, you can travel the world and stay in others’ homes to experience life differently while traveling. All you have to do is look after the homeowner’s home and possibly their pets. This is a win-win for all parties. You get to vacation in a beautiful home while the homeowners know that their things are taken care of.

There are homeowners in the USA and internationally looking for house sitters. Are you looking to go to Venice, London, or Paris? No matter where you want to travel, there are homeowners searching for someone to look after their things.

Unlike other platforms like Airbnb and VRBO, traditional house sitting can be a great way to travel without being so costly. Many times house sitting will be Free to you. All you would need to pay is for travel to get to your destination. Your lodging would be covered. In some instances, you can be paid to housesit.

This article will discuss the many benefits of house sitting and how locums practitioners can travel differently.

Finding a good work-life balance is one of the main challenges we face.

With so many demands on your time, finding time for yourself and your family can be challenging. House sitting can help you achieve this balance by providing you with opportunities to travel and explore new places while still being able to work. In addition, house sitting can also provide you with a sense of community and belonging. Living in a hotel can make it easy to feel isolated and alone. House sitting can help you connect with your surroundings and meet new people.

House sitting can save you money.

Hotels and short-term rentals can be expensive if you travel for work or leisure. House sitting can provide you with free accommodation. This can free up more money for other expenses, such as food and entertainment. In addition, house sitting can also help you save on transportation costs. If you can find house-sitting opportunities near public transportation, you can use the extra time to explore your new surroundings. Many house sitters become life-long friends with their hosts. The homeowners help make you familiar with points of interest and amenities.

Travel with your Family.

Hotel rooms are small and cramped for families. As a house sitter, your family can enjoy an entire house. You will have access to small condos and apartments to multimillion-dollar mansions.  Find a home that fits the size of your family!

Travel with Amenities.

As a house sitter, you will find homes with whatever you want. If you want a large kitchen to cook for yourselves, you will find it. You will find homes downtown in urban areas and isolated in rural settings. If you want access to a pool or a beachside bungalow, you will find one. No matter what you want in a home, you will find it as a house sitter.


House sitting is a great way to travel and explore new places while traveling for leisure and work. Homeowners take pride in their homes and looking for someone like you to watch after them. Take this opportunity to consider travelling as a house sitter to take advantage of free lodging while enhancing your travel experiences.

***Ian White is the co-founder and owner of House Carers, a subscription-based platform for connecting homeowners and house sitters. He is passionate about working with medical practitioners to look at traveling differently by becoming house sitters. You view the website at

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