Several TrustedHousesitters members have been refused entry to the US within recent months. One of them was a 67-year-old retired nurse.

Members have also had problems in Canada and across the UK. Read more of these TrustedHousesitters horror stories over on Reddit.

Hi. My name’s Madolline.

And I’m seeing the world One cat at a time.


‘One cat at a time’ came about after several people I house and cat sat for said I should share my house sitting journey online. I wasn’t sure anyone would care to read what I wrote, but I ended up publishing my first post back in June 2019. The blog—if you haven’t worked it out by now—is predominantly focussed on my house and cat sitting experiences, but it also touches on some of the things I do during the sits.

The other stuff

While house and cat sitting for strangers has saved me tens of thousands of dollars on accommodation-related expenses, I still need money to pay for airfares. That means I spend the other, less exciting part of my life working a Monday to Friday job in Brisbane, Australia, where I put money aside for my next adventure. The work I do is offered on a contractual basis meaning I don’t have a permanent position with any one company and I don’t take this work with me on my travels.