28 months, 25 countries, 200,000 km+ later we are still loving our nomadic lifestyle – traveling and house sitting around this wonderful planet.
On 9 February 2015, we rented our house and headed off overseas for a life of adventure. With only 20kgs each and downsizing from a 4 bedroom house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, it was the most amazingly liberating experience. We’ve always had a passion for travel and whilst working in our corporate jobs, we were always in the midst of planning a holiday or going on a holiday. The timing was perfect for us both, we thought we want to do this, so lets give it a crack. Initially we thought 12-18 months but life on the road suits us. Our world and the people in it are just amazing, each day is a learning experience of some sorts, if not about the world, then about ourselves or each other.
We do a mixture of house sits and travel, so when we need ‘a moment’ for some home cooking we look for a house sit. House sitting has opened up a whole new world for us, I guess for some its an unusual thing, home owners trust us to look after their most prized material and animal possessions and in return we’ve made some wonderful friendships and had the most unusual experiences.
We don’t really have norm’s any more, with each unusual experience (and there have been many) we just look at each other with a knowing smile and think yep we’ve got this.
It’s definitely not a life for everyone but its our life and we love it.
If you have any questions about travel destinations or house sits, please drop us a line … we’d love to hear from you.