Traveling around the world while staying in other people’s homes for free might sound too good to be true. But a semi-retired couple from Norfolk, England have managed to do just that.
Jonathan and Julie Ashworth, who are both in their 50s, sold their home back in 2017 and now spend their days globetrotting while looking after other people’s houses, and pets, in exchange for free accommodation.
The couple’s house sitting adventures have taken them to destinations such as France, Thailand, Australia, Spain and California, as well as around much of the UK.
They’ve stayed in an array of homes, including villas and country houses, and have cared for numerous cats and dogs, as well as horses, chickens, hamsters, rabbits, a kunekune pig and even a tortoise.
too good to be true：慣用語，好到不像是真的，好到令人難以置信。too...to（太…以致於不）衍生而來。例句：The job offer you mentioned sounds too good to be true.（你提到的那個工作機會，好到令人難以置信。）
look after someone/somethiing：慣用語，照看，照顧，看管。例句：Who’s looking after the cat while we’re away?（我們不在時，誰來照顧貓？）
in exchange (for someone or something)：片語，交換。