Exotic locations, such as the one pictured in the banner at the top of the page, are often available to house sitters. In March and April 2016, we traveled to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, as we had agreed to house sit for a small eco-resort in Vava’u on a private island. This was way beyond what we imagined when we decided to travel and house sit for a year. It was the perfect match for our skill set, having lived aboard our sailboat for three years. You see, remote locations and liveaboard sailboats have much in common. They are both likely off-the-grid situations that require knowledge of solor panels, generators, batteries, water catchment and conservation. This particular opportunity also requried boat handling skills, which made it an even better fit for us. While we certainly enjoyed our time on the spectacular beach and snorkeling off the reef out front, it was the authentic experience with this unique and uncolonized culture that was our favorite part.