This is exactly what one couple has done and I must admit to being more than a little bit jealous.

According to, during 2013 the pair – Laura and Tim Sugden Brown – saved more than AUD $25,000 on rent, living for free in the inner west and eastern suburbs of Sydney.

All they did was visit – a site founded in 2008 which matches registered house sitters with homeowners who are going away (they usually want their pets looked after) – registered online and paid AUD $49 in fees.

The couple reportedly began house sitting in May, returning to Oz after six years in the US.

They had no home and no furniture and so decided to give it a go. They have since lived in suburbs such as Marrickville, Summer Hill, Balmain, Earlwood, Sans Souci and even Grays Point.

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