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My partner and I are full-time house sitters in New Zealand. Here's how the pandemic has affected our unusual living arrangement

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Jessica Wynne Lockhart and her partner first moved to New Zealand in 2018, eager to explore life in the southern hemisphere.
After struggling to find an affordable apartment, the couple signed up to be house sitters, and ended up booking back-to-back sitting gigs for an entire year.
But when COVID-19 began, a 7-month sit was canceled, leaving the pair with nowhere to go to safely isolate and prepare for the nationwide lockdown.
To her surprise, Lockhart then began receiving messages from the homeowners of houses she had cared for, checking on the couple's well-being and offering them...
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