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How To Land The Best Housesitting Gigs Around The World Posted: 04/11/2015 7:52 am EDT Updated: 06/11/2015 5:59 am EDT By Yvonne Bauche,InternationalLiving.com This article comes to us courtesy ofInternationalLiving.com, the world’s leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas. Do you want to travel and sample different retirement lifestyles, but have a limited budget? Housesitting may be your answer. Our first housesit was three years ago. Since then we have lived rent-free in Tuscan farmhouses, French vineyards, Spanish casitas, English heritage homes, luxury Costa Rican villas, and a jungle retreat inBelize. In exchange for looking after the house, garden, pets, and pool, my husband Michael and I have saved around $24,000 in accommodation costs. Whether you want a dream vacation or to sample a retirement destination, the trick to being successful is to stand out from the crowd. Competition is fierce, with many homeowners receiving 20 to 60 responses to their “house sitter needed” advertisements. Here’s how you can join this group of savvy travelers and score the best housesitting gigs around the world. First, register on at least one house sitter site. We useHouseCarers.com and TrustedHousesitters.com. These online sites allow you to build …