Vacation Boom: House-Sitting for a Change Business is booming in an unusual area of accommodation: house sitting. Companies that match homeowners and house-sitters have seen business grow by 30 to 50 percent a year for the past few years. And baby boomers are at the forefront of the trend - not just as owners, but as sitters, too.
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Vacation Boom: House-Sitting for a Change

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Vacation Boom: House-Sitting for a Change

Vacation Boom: House-Sitting for a Change

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Business is booming in an unusual area of accommodation: house sitting. Companies that match homeowners and house-sitters have seen business grow by 30 to 50 percent a year for the past few years. And baby boomers are at the forefront of the trend - not just as owners, but as sitters, too.

Many of the pads are regular family homes, but they run the gamut from 75,000-square-feet mansions in California to European villas with sprawling grounds and plenty of four-footed occupants.