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    House and Pet Sitting

    Does anyone know where I can search for House and Pet Sitting jobs in Hong Kong? I'm looking to stay in Hong Kong for a few months while my daughter attends college classes and will be working for my job back in America designing software over the internet. I can pay for the utilities but don't want to get into a lease for longer than needed and all the service apartments I find are way over any budget I would have. I have house and pet sat before but not sure of a legit site for these sort of listings for Hong Kong.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!


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    These questions come up occasionally - what you're asking, essentially, is how you can find somewhere to live rent-free for a few months in one of the most expensive property markets in the world... I'm not sure what makes people think that's a thing that happens.

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    https://www.pawshake.com.hk/

    The problem is that people who can afford to pay rent for their pets while they're away can also afford a domestic helper who just continues to live in their home. Those who can't/don't pay for a domestic helper would probably try to move out or sublet -- rent is just too high.

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    What about doing a home swap?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rani
    What about doing a home swap?
    I don't have a home to swap or I would. We previously sold our home in the states and don't plan on staying in HK but a semester of school. I'm happy to pay rent I just thought I would check on House Sitting again first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    https://www.pawshake.com.hk/
    The problem is that people who can afford to pay rent for their pets while they're away can also afford a domestic helper who just continues to live in their home. Those who can't/don't pay for a domestic helper would probably try to move out or sublet -- rent is just too high.
    Hello and thank you for the link. I know HK is expensive for rent. I'm just a middle class single mother American trying to give my daughter a better life than I. I don't have USD $3,000+ to drop on only rent each month. All the sites like AirBnB, VRBO, PandaBed ask way, way more than it is worth - they make more money only renting for a week or weekends and don't want to give any discounts for monthly renters. Or if it is in the right place it is absolutely horrible and I couldn't consider myself actually living in the place for months. All I keep finding is over chargers or scammers.

    I would be happy to sublet but cannot take on a year lease and I haven't found anything shorter.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgroome
    All the sites like AirBnB, VRBO, PandaBed ask way, way more than it is worth
    What it's worth is a relative concept ! Landlords here tend to rent to the highest bidder.

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    will be working for my job back in America designing software
    People don't dare say it, but if you work in Hong Kong...

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    What about somewhere like Urban Cube? Ultra budget room (with mini fridge and microwave) is $6,000 up for 28 days. Long enough for your daughter to settle in till you return home.

    http://www.urbancube.com.hk/


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