PT033: Housesitting with Nat and Jodie

Released Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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Imagine getting to travel the world, live in people's homes, snuggle their pets, and not have to pay a single bill. Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. Housesitting is a fantastic way to travel the world on the cheap. Jeremy interviews Nat and Jodie, a couple of full-time international housesitters. Doesn't that just sounds like the life? Listen in to find out how they're living the dream and how you can, too.


In This Episode



  • 03:55 Tortuga updates

  • 05:12 Housesitting around the world

  • 08:27 Nat and Jodie's Background basics

  • 10:19 How did you become housesitters?

  • 12:21 Spiritual awakenings through travel

  • 16:10 Getting started with housesitting jobs

  • 19:58 Referrals!

  • 21:01 The downsides

  • 22:20 Payment?

  • 24:21 The perks

  • 27:30 Home exchange?

  • 29:35 Recommended first steps

  • 32:12 Lessons learned

  • 39:16 Word to the Wise


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  • Jeremy: Use spreadsheets to track body weight and measurements - Be above the bathroom mirror selfies; this is a better way of keeping track of your workout progress.

  • Fred: Duolingo - Always wanted to learn Dutch? Now you can! This is a free site that makes learning languages fun. Check out the mobile app, too.


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