The only catch? Apart from the $129 fee to join a website like TrustedHousesitters, you could spend the summer as king or queen of your own chateau with no accommodation costs. The annual fee covers unlimited stays.
Global network TrustedHousesitters lists homeowners (and their pets) who are looking for trusted caretakers while they are away.
Members apply to housesit the home of theirs dreams, which can range from medieval French chateaus to Irish castles that look like they’re straight out of Game of Thrones.
In fact, the owner of this Grade 1 listed castle in Northern Ireland – which actually featured in Game of Thrones – is currently looking for a housesitter. Sign up and you could be moving in.
Elsewhere on TrustedHousesitters, an idyllic post-Renaissance chateau in France is listed. The property comes with its own dog and includes a small woodland area, swimming pool, barns, greenhouse, lawn areas, and a two-bedroom farmhouse.
And then there are the homeowners of this unique Italian castle who are looking for people to housesit and look after their two elderly dogs.
For more information, go to TrustedHousesitters.
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