Would you let someone look after your house while you're on holiday?

@mcrowl (1050)
New Zealand
August 26, 2007 8:57am CST
We've been fortunate to have looked after three or four other houses while we're holidaying in England. But how do other people feel about their house being looked after?
2 responses
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
26 Aug 07
i will let my friend to look after my house when i'm on holiday. once i went to my hometown for over a month, then i let my friend to visit my house in few days.but it is safe in my rent. but before i go to my hometown, my neightbour' computer was been stolen so i have to let my friend to look after my house, because i have a computer and a washer in my room. they are my most expensive goods.
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
26 Aug 07
Yes, burglars are much less likely to rob a house with someone living in it, than one that's empty.
@rinkub (231)
• India
26 Aug 07
Its quite an appealing idea. We've had people, though mostly servants taking care of our home when we've been away. I think its a good idea because the house gets taken care off and when you return its neat and tidy. It of course depends on who's looking after it though. It should be someone trustworthy and someone you are close to so that an empty house is not misused in any way. The house is also secure if someone's taking care of it.
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
26 Aug 07
As housesitters, we've always taken great care with the house we're looking after - in fact, we look after these houses better than our own! Yes, there is a sense of security in having someone staying there while you're away. And of course you need to have some knowledge of who these people are, which has been the case with us.