House Sitting In Mexico

David Simmonds

 I am often asked by people “where should I live in Mexico…what’s the best place?” And, of course, the answer must be “How the hell do I know where you would like best.” Do you like the beach (oddly, some people don’t), or desert, jungle or mountains? Are you a big city person or a village dweller? You want a flush toilet or will you be hiding out from the feds on a felony charge, meaning you might want something where the locals speak a dialect that pre-dates Cortez?

Anway, once we narrow that down I always suggest that they spend a few months in a place before deciding to buy property, especially in the tropics where hurricanes and giant bugs like to summer. And they’re thinking, why would I spend all that rent money when it could be applied towards my dream house purchase? Good question.

Well, now there is an answer for that. A friend has just told me about this web site For just $20.00 per year (increasing to $30.00 on March 31) you can register to announce your availability to house sit. There is also a free-to-register section for homeowners seeking house sitters, where there are presently opportunities in Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, to name but a few popular expat havens. And what responsibilities are involved? Generally, nothing too demanding. There might be pets to feed, plants to keep alive, and you might be asked to pay utilities and discourage a famliy of iguanas from nesting in the kitchen. Above all, the homeowners like their place to look lived in to discourage vandalism.

So, take a look at the web site, and if you negotiate a deal let us know how it goes.

3 thoughts on “House Sitting In Mexico”

  1. I will be retiring soon, and I’m looking for opportunities to housesit in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rico, or other warm climates. I love to travel and after working various jobs over the past 40 years I would like the opportunity to housesit for people who need that service. I have been in the medical field for over 30 years and have many interests and hobbies. I might also consider being a companion for the right individual or family. I am a Christian women and for the first time in my life I have time for me. I would like to hear from others to see what we could work out so that it’s a win-win situation for both of us.

  2. live puero vallarta 6 months per year, i have sit homes a nd pets here. bored ,,,withpv how do i find real places to put my name for house pet sitting ? LEE

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