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House Sitting in Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, one of the countries in the UK. It is also the 10th largest city of the UK. In 2010, the population was approximately 341,054 in central Cardiff and more than 860,000 in the larger urban zone of Cardiff. As the capital, it is the center of commercial, cultural and economic activities in the country. In fact, it has the second largest media centre in the UK after the one in London. Cardiff is one of the cities most visited by tourists in the UK. More than 18.3 million people visited Cardiff in 2010. Some of the attractions the city has for visitors include the Wales Millennium Centre, Llandaff Cathedral, St. David's Hall, Cardiff Castle, Welsh National Museum and Millennium Stadium.

The city has a population diverse in ethnicity. The population comprises of 91% white, 4% South Asian, and 1.5% black people. The remaining 3.5% are from other races. As of 2001, 66.9% of the city's population identified itself as Christian, 3.7% as Muslim, 18.8% as without any religion while 8% did not state any religion. The remaining 2.6% comprises of Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and followers of other religions. The population of Cardiff has fluctuated in the past decades because of the different events that occurred in the city and which affected residents' lifestyle. In the past two decades, the city's population grew by 25%. This is because of the economic growth it has experienced. Today, the residents have a wide range of facilities to avail. For example, Cardiff offers a variety of modes of transportation, not only its residents but also those who wish to travel to nearby areas, which connect other cities of Wales and England with Cardiff. Medical facilities are also ample in the city including the seven NGS hospitals.

Yet another thing that makes life more comfortable for the residents of Cardiff is the service provided by house sitters. Given the pleasant weather of Wales coupled with the dozens of opportunities for popular fun, people often leave their homes to explore other parts of the country during holidays. They also go visiting other parts of the UK and travel abroad. During such trips, they prefer that their homes be occupied by house sitters for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the residents feel that laying the responsibility of house care during their absence is a safe way of maintain areas of the house that need regular maintenance such as the pool, garden and electric, sewage and telephonic connections.

Secondly, the presence of house sitters makes a house less vulnerable to attacks by robbers/thieves.

Thirdly, house sitters are ready to take care of pets left behind too. Many people are more concerned about their pet than their house.

Fourthly, residents can avail house sitting absolutely for free.

All they have to do is contact a free house sitting website such as House Sitters UK.

Many insurance companies often prohibit their clients to leave their property vacant for no longer than four days, house sitting services are a great help.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.