HOUSEFLITTER (N.) ‘howss-flit-turPerson who leaps seamlessly from one housesitting, catsitting, or plantsitting gig to the next, managing to live for months (or years) without a permanent address. Also (v.) houseflit and (ger.) houseflitting. Usage: Avi managed to survive as a barely-employed actor in Manhattan by living rent-free at friends’ places, couch-surfing at one apartment after another when his friends were away, looking after their pets and plants Though he didn’t get many acting callbacks, he was in huge demand as a houseflitter.
—§An egret’s plume to Jennifer for the concept.
Text © Liesl Schillinger 4/20/2009 Image ©Elizabeth Zechel, 2/20/2012