Housesitting in Vallejo and a Fear of Chickens

Housesitting in Vallejo and a Fear of Chickens

Nathan Vallejo Housesit

I’ve been doing more housesitting recently and looks like I have another gig coming up.

All this reminded me that I never posted this funny, early-morning video from back in June during a housesit in Vallejo, CA (NE of San Francisco). It still makes me laugh to hear what I think about the chickens (still kinda true). :)

The place I stayed was great: nice, little house for 3 weeks with 1 dog, 4 cats, and 9 chickens (!). Lots of bike riding, playing my uke, cooking (homemade pesto!), and solitude. Great way to recharge. Housesitting is one of my *favorite* ways to meet new people, get a deeper experience of a place, and to relax.

Plus, at this place, there was a *beautiful* backyard. The homeowner is a landscape architect (not surprising, given what you’ll catch in the video).

Oh—in the vid, the thumping you hear at the beginning is the dog’s tail hitting the platform he sleeps on—he’s happy to see me in the morning, and soon after, I kinda lost my balance at the very start (hence the “Whoa”).

I’m always on the lookout for more house/pet-sitting, both long and short-term, so let me know if you might need something (either in the US or abroad). I do this free of charge, though I do offer some organizational services I could do while at your place.

And if YOU are looking to housesit, check out Housecarers (it’s where I’ve been a member for 2+ years).

Flying down to the Bay Area and LA over the next week. All the best in your journeys, too!




Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

2 comments on “Housesitting in Vallejo and a Fear of Chickens
  1. Nat Smith says:

    Love the video Nathan!

    We are fulltime international house sitters ourselves and we have just finished a month in the Sacred Valley of Peru where we had 8 chickens to look after. This was our first time looking after them too and I must say… they are just hilarious!

    Ours would have conversations with you when you spoke to them :) and like yours they were dying to get out each morning (ours were a little earlier at 5.30am!).

    And yes we too ate alot of omlettes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, French toast and just about any other egg recipe we could make!!

    Keep enjoying!!


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