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I just wanted to say what a great website this is and so easy to use. I thought it might take a while to find a sitter as I'm looking for someone for a longer-term sit, but I had some lovely replies, more than I was expecting, and just a few days after placing the ad I now have a sitter in place. Thank you. Amanda

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for your website, and how lovely it is. We've been house sitting full time for 4.5 years and yours is the only website we use, after having tried plenty of others over the years. We're fully booked (many are repeats, of course) for 11 months of the year, every year, and every house sit we have found through your site has been fabulous. I know that website owners often go unnoticed despite the amount of work that is involved in running a website like yours, so I just wanted to pass on my thanks and to let you know that, in our view and experience, your website is hands down the nicest and best that we have come across in our house sitting world. Rachel

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House Sitting in Wales

Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. It comprises of 20,779 square kilometers of land and is home to more than three million people. Wales is one of the wettest countries in Europe and has had a history rich in agriculture. The country has a distinct culture and is considered bilingual. Out of the population of 3 million, more than 580,000 speak Welsh. Wales has been divided into 22 districts and the city of Cardiff. The names of some of the districts are Newport, Powys, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Sawnsea, Isle of Anglesey and Torfaen. Earlier Wales's economy was based on agriculture. With the industrial revolution, the country invested in heavy industries including those related to slate, tinplate, copper, steel and coal. Later with the arrival of the age of information, businesses in the public sector, tourism and service industries saw a boom.

Most of Wales's population adheres to Christianity. The second most popular religion in the region is Islam. Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists are also present in small numbers. As compared to other parts of Wales, the southern side is more densely populated and is home to around 2 million people. There are a number of events that have recently made Wales even more popular such as the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and FIFA World Cup. Hence, its capital, Cardiff, has become a popular attraction for tourists around the globe.

But Wales is a pleasant place not only for tourists but for the locals too. The weather, the hospitable culture and the dozens of public and private facilities available for residents make life in the country comfortable, productive and enjoyable. One of such facilities that the residents often make use of is that of house sitting. They require the facility whenever they leave their houses for a short or extended period of time to make them require house sitters for guarding and maintaining their possessions in their absence. The best thing about contacting a house sitting website is that there are many that don't charge the homeowner to use the system. House sitters render a number of duties on a daily basis including pet sitting, mowing the lawn, weeding and watering the garden, cleaning the pool, redirecting mail and making sure that the house is safe from any sort of external harm such as theft, robbery and bad weather.

Often insurance companies advise their clients to refrain from leaving their homes empty behind them for more than four days because of the chances of criminal activity. Hence, it is advisable to make use of house care services available in your area.

*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.