From France to Greece. A Summer of House Sitting Through Europe.
Think about this, your peering out over a beautiful Greek seaside from your individual balcony. Subsequent to you is a really cute border collie patiently ready for breakfast. You will have six weeks to discover this new little village, seashores and all its scrumptious native meals (and to assume the lodging is costing you nothing).
We, The Travelling House Sitters not too long ago spent that point within the Greek seaside village. With a month of 28°C days, it allowed for a beautiful gradual exploration of the Greek coastal village!
During the last three years, we have now cared for over 29 homes, in locations equivalent to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Eire, The UK, France, Italy, Montenegro & Greece and The Carribean.
Under are a few of our favorite home sits (how one can get began too!)
Amongst the Vines
Our first home in Europe was 30 minutes east of Bordeaux. We had travelled from India to Turkey then onto Manchester to choose up our new campervan. It was an extended drive and we couldn’t wait to reach and calm down!
This residence was set alongside a good looking river that stretched to Bordeaux and was nestled inside dozens of rows of vines. The householders knowledgeable us that so long as you stayed a set of vines away from the farmhouse you could possibly stroll although any winery within the space. This made strolling the canine every morning a dream come true.
True to kind the wine of the world was unimaginable. Our little city had a only a grocery store, boulangerie and an area wine affiliation. The baguettes have been generally known as one of the best within the area ( we couldn’t agree extra).
From France to Rome
Following the house within the vines we taken care of an condo in Barcelona, after which again to France for a home sit in Provence. After Provence, it was on to Italy! We have been booked too look after a lakeside villa in Lake Como and three cats. We then braved the heatwave and made our manner right down to Rome for a month-long housesit.
As we journeyed south, we ticked off bucket checklist places such because the Tuscan Hills, Florence, the Parmigiano cheese factories & Bologna (probably the most surprisingly stunning cities in Europe!)
The Sudden Views of Montenegro
We didn’t know a lot about Montenegro but it surely completely blew us away. We cared for 2 cats who till only recently had spent their whole lives residing on a sailboat within the Caribbean. We predict they loved the views of The Bay of Kotor virtually as a lot as we did. Nevertheless, considered one of them most well-liked the sights and sounds of his favorite YouTube movies, one was a 14-hour lengthy video of an aquamarine and the opposite a 10-hour video of tropical birds (it’s a tricky life for a cat).
Subsequent, it was on to Greece for the ultimate leg of our journey. Nevertheless, between Montenegro & Greece our campervan broke down in the course of the Albanian countryside (however that could be a story for one more time). We sadly left the camper behind and journeyed on by bus to our subsequent sit.
Within the Greek Kitchen
Our subsequent sit was in a Greek seaside village. Right here we learnt the true that means of Greek hospitality. The householders insisted we keep for 2 nights after they returned. They wished us to expertise a Sunday feast with the entire household.
It was an unimaginable expertise during which we spend the morning within the kitchen studying Greek recipes then the afternoon consuming, ingesting and chatting with the entire prolonged household.
Our ultimate home sit of this journey is in Athens on the base of the Pantheon, we stay up for experiencing town earlier than we head off to the Caribbean! Our subsequent home sit includes a catamaran and one other crusing cat!
This home sitting way of life could be very enriching and could be suited to anybody. Whether or not you’re an adventurous traveller or somebody who simply wants to avoid wasting cash on hire. In the event you’re serious about experiencing this for your self, we’re right here to assist! Take our online course which takes you thru easy methods to turn into a housesitter!