On longer-term house sits, I found some opportunities to volunteer in the community garden, attended sustainability workshops, and even got some odd jobs. Whatever hobbies you have, try and see if you can fulfill those in town or try out some new ones! *Bonus Reason to House Sit from Katie and Ben8. Being able to stay in a house gives you the time to have a little normalcy in your life. It's not healthy always moving from place to place.