Will be heading off next year, again, but this time for 8 months instead of the meagre 3-4months. We don't even lock the doors. Ever!! Not even while we go away.
Usually we just leave the house empty but this time would like soemone in the. Have tried last time for a neighbours kid but they didn't want a funky house to rave in. No bills either as the house has its own power and water.
We ourselves have done houseitting but never got one into ours.
Grant you its kinda remote, but the privacy is great. 15km from a town of 3000 and 60 away from Albany WA and the sw coaast of Oz. 350km from the airport