Everyday we have the chance to meet amazing and unique people. Today I had the opportunity to show you guys an amazing interview about two inspiring individuals who would like to make a difference in this world. They are the people of today and I present to you Laura and Tanbay of Travelling Weasels
Laura and Tanbay of Travelling Weasels
I had the wonderful opportunity to get in touch with this super couple, Laura and Tanbay, who has been travelling the world rent free (!) and has experienced beautiful memories as their adventure move along. I was certainly inspired myself as I learn more about them and their journey around the world by house sitting several beautiful houses from different countries on different continents. I am so fond of their tales and I am so sure that you beautiful people will feel equally inspired when you learn more about these two unique individual who are showing the world that you can travel, enjoy and live rent free! Here’s another interview on my People of Today series about the Travelling Weasels.
» Hi Travelling Weasels! First of all thank you for being here to be my guest on this month’s ‘People of Today’ series. So to start, tell me something about yourself?
Thanks for having us. We are Tanbay and Laura, an Anglo-Germanic couple who have been together for nine years and have been travelling for the last two. We’re House Sitters, which means we are able to live world-wide and rent-free.
» Your website travellingweasels.com is very inspiring, how did it all begin?
Thank you! It started off as a little personal blog to keep friends and family up to date on our House Sitting adventures in Australia, then we discovered that travel blogs can be actual businesses so we decided to make ours professional and go for it!
» I really found the idea of housesitting while travelling very unique. I am not so sure if I heard anyone else doing. How did you decide to start housesitting and what drove you to that specific idea?
We actually started House Sitting with no idea it would lead to a nomadic life-style. We were living together in England and were tired of paying rent but not keen to get a mortgage. So, Tanbay researched ‘ways to live rent-free’ and House Sitting came up as the first feasible option for us. It wasn’t long before we realised that we could take it a step further and actually live rent-free, world-wide too!
» Is it not difficult to housesit? Of course you have to take care of the house and all but what is the most difficult part of it?
House Sitting isn’t really that different to looking after your own house. Of course the houses are generally fancier than what (most) people are used to, but they often come with cleaners/gardens too. As House Sitters we almost always look after a pet or two too, but we find that more rewarding than challenging.
» Please tell me one awesome experience you guys had during your travels while using this form of living?
We spent Christmas 2013 at the Gold Coast in Australia. The house we were sitting had a swimming pool and tennis courts. Plus the house was very close to the aptly named Surfers’ Paradise.
» What is the most beautiful house you guys lived during this time?
The vineyard we House Sit in Italy. The views of the mountains are incredible, especially during the sunset. The vineyard itself is also very beautiful, particularly during summer. They also have a lovely garden filled with gorgeous plants.
» How long do you guys usually house sit one house from each country?
We usually try to do House Sits that are at least a month long, it’s usually not worth us going to another country for a shorter amount of time. But the shortest House Sit we’ve done was one weekend (in the UK) and the longest was six weeks (in Southern Spain).
» This will be a tough question, name three (3) unique places you guys been during your travels and why so?
Definitely Kangaroo Island in Australia – it’s abundant with wild animals and deserted beaches. The Azores in Portugal – which are an archipelago of volcanic islands, there are hot springs there and breath-taking landscapes. And finally probably Rome – it’s just sooo old and pretty!
» In this modern world we have tons of nomadic people roaming the face of the earth, can you tell me something you wish to change in the future regarding travel blogging and as well travelling in general.
Now that’s the hard question ;). I hope we can all help bring the world closer together and make people be more compassionate towards strangers.
» Is there anything you guys wish to tell the younger (or any) generations about the life you are living now and how can you inspire them to try and explore the same way?
Humans are amazing and can achieve almost anything they want, if they put their minds to it. But you have to make sure you know exactly what you want first. Then go for that.
» It is definitely great having you guys in here, Laura and Tanbay! More power to you both and to your blog and hope to one-day bump each other on the streets of this pretty, wild world! Cheers!
All photo credits belong to Laura and Tanbay of Travelling Weasels. Please pay them a visit and let them know how amazing they are!
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