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About Us

WELCOME to housesittingtravellers.com.

We are Kirsty Carter and Lawrie Masterson, an Australian couple travelling the world housesitting. We love seeing other countries and how other people live, and we love animals, especially cats and dogs. 

By the end of 2019 we will have spent time in about 15 different countries, including Vietnam, Egypt, the Canary Islands, the Netherlands, the US, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and Slovakia, and we’ll probably have at least touched down in a few others.

We will have seen huge metropolises such as Ho Chi Minh City and Cairo, and experienced life in dots on the map, with names such as Borinka and Brill.

To give ourselves wings, we sold our apartment, our car and basically anything else we couldn’t cram into two suitcases and told our family not to leave the light on for us. It was a huge decision, but so freeing in many ways.

So many people have told us how envious they are, and that they want to follow in our footsteps, so we decided to start putting together a kind of road map, by way of blogging on this site.

We hope you’ll come along for the ride (or the flight, or the train trip).

6 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Mick English

    Well done to both of you. Not an easy decision for others but I believe easy enough for you guys. I’m enthralled and jealous to tell you the truth. The reason being I’m hamstrung with my CIDP illness which hit me out of left field. I am just about to start back at square one re treatment, so putting travel on the back burner. Here’s where Lawrie and Kirsty do my travelling for me! I love readind your blog and seeing where you are. Lawrie and I go back to teenage years and I hope to catch up again one day mate. This is one way of doing it and I appreciate your updates and the professionalism of this website
    Take care both of you and enjoy . Cheers. Mick

    1. Kirsty Carter

      Hi Mick. Thanks for your very encouraging comments and for following along as we continue on this somewhat crazy journey. If you had told me 12 months ago that I’d be sitting in Cairo doing this, I probably would have thought you needed to be committed to somewhere with padded walls. Maybe I do!! Good luck with your new treatment and we will try to stay in the loop via Facebook. Hopefully we will be in Bendigo some time over Christmas and there will be time to say hello in person. Kirsty sends her good wishes along with mine. All good thoughts. –Lawrie.

  2. Inspiring, Kirsty & Lawrie. Beats the hell out of caravaning! I look forward to ready your updates.

  3. I just like the helpful information you provide for your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and test once more here regularly.

    I am fairly sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right right here!
    Good luck for the following!

    1. Thanks so much Billy. We are really glad you are finding it helpful. If you have a moment we’d love to know what you found most useful and what you’d like to know more about. Thanks!
      Kirsty and Lawrie

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