Episode 031: House Sitting in Panama – Part 1

“How do you troll someone that’s saying they’re enjoying their life now?”

This week’s interview is with Shelly and Al from Sell All Your Stuff. They did just that and then moved from Canada to Panama where they spent 18 months traveling via house sitting.

“Every day is an experience here. It’s always a challenge. It’s always learning something new.” – Shelly

We talk about how they’ve gotten so many elusive house sitting gigs and the one thing they’ve done that’s increased hits for potential house sits. Other topics include staying at a sloth rescue, volunteering with a local spay and neuter program, and the two things they would do differently if they could go back and do it all again.

“I mean … you do what you can, right? And that’s why I spend some time doing the volunteering with that. Because at least I feel like I can do the little bit that I can to help.” – Shelly

Lastly, we also dive into their definition of minimalism and the purpose behind their website.

“It’s more about spending your money on experiences. The stuff has never really made us happy, you know?” – Al


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 Mentioned in this Episode:

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (Here’s how you can read it for FREE*)

→ Spay Panama

The Secret Rules About Minimalist Living

→ Sell All Your Stuff and Move Abroad

→ Sell All Your Stuff and Become a House Sitter

→ Sell All Your Stuff and Travel

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Music Credit: Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone