Select a cracker portrait photo for your House Sitting Profile

Adding a profile picture to your House sitting post
 Add Credibilty and Trust to your Post

When people visit your profile, the first thing they will see is your profile photo. Make sure it's your best!

If you want to be a successful house sitter, make sure to upload a recent picture of yourself. This will help potential homeowners know who they're letting into their homes, and it will help build trust.

Check out our Tips for choosing the right portrait of you!

Tips for chosing the perfect Profile Portrait

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Housecarers Photo Id Verification and other Security Measures

Photo ID verification adds an extra layer of protection for both sitters and homeowners. Photo ID verification allows homeowners to feel more secure that they are dealing with a real person and that the sitter has good intentions.

Member verification at House Sitting

Expand your network and open up fresh opportunities for Slow Travel!

Our program can connect you with other house sitters and homeowners from across the globe. This can be an invaluable resource for expanding your network, finding new opportunities, and accessing unique experiences. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Whether you are a new or experienced house sitter, or a homeowner looking for a sitter taking part in our referral program is a no-brainer. Referral Program

21.5 Years of House Sitting Questions and Answers


We have distilled 21.5 Years (Housecarers launched October 2000) of Member Feedback and questions into our updated FAQ. Here are 44 commonly asked Questions Answered in an easily accessible format.

21.5 Years of House sitting Questions and Answers Additional questions or comments welcome!

Young South Australians turning to full-time house sitting amid rental crisis | 7NEWS

View stories on how young Australians are stringing together Housesits. It means they can avoid rent, and save for a deposit on their own home. They build up a reputation and following, and are in demand as House and Pet sitters. This is a win for the homeowner and the housesitter. View Channel 7 house sitter video stories


Thank you Ian.  

I appreciate your service and thanks to you I have visited many interesting places and cared for so many lovely pets and beautiful gardens.

Once COVID has died down,  I look forward to further adventures thru your website. 

Blessings,   Ann S

Anne's Housecarers Profile username WestCoastCanadian

Hi Anne, 

Thank you for your support and service since 12-Jan-17 and for sharing your experiences!

Ian, Housecarers

Grandma Joy calls house sitting a day ... after visiting 60 countries and 40 states / provinces of USA and Canada Housesitting



Hello Ian,

After all these years, sadly I will not be renewing my membership this year. 

 At 80 years young, widowed for 5 years, and with my own house and garden to maintain, I no longer have the stamina to look after other people's animals or keep their houses, gardens or pools to the standard which is desired.

After many years of housesitting with my husband, who was the 'fix-it' man, and being a farmer originally was able to turn his hand to anything that was required, now there is no longer the will, or in current times, the same opportunity, to travel.

We visited 60 countries and house-sat in many of them, as well as 40 states in USA and Canada, and every state in Australia. I have lifelong friends all over the world and many happy memories.

I spent months travelling on my own in France, both housesitting, and working on farms and in B and B's,  house-sat in Norway Sweden and Denmark, my specialty being to look after diabetic cats who needed insulin injections twice daily at the same time of day, which dictated meal times and social activities.

Also Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, where blonde hair and blue eyes invited conversation and interest from locals.

I rounded up sheep in outback Western Australia wearing bright clothing, hot pink sneakers and carrying a matching hot pink umbrella, the sheep being so mesmerised - or, perhaps confused - against all expectations, went obediently into the holding pens.


There were snakes in the sofa we were sitting on! They escaped into the lounge room when we got up off the sofa, and in trying to escape outside, got trapped between the window glass and the glass sliding door...  Snakes eating the chicken eggs before we could collect them, or up in the rafters of the veranda. Some injured magpies required  hand feeding, and mice jumping out when the toaster was turned on. 

And of course many cats and dogs to be shampooed, walked, fed, and cuddled, and horses and cattle to be tended, to - many of whom (dogs and cats) turned up their noses in disdain when their owners returned, clearly indicating they'd rather stay with us.

I reorganised pantries and cupboards, packed up whole houses for owners moving interstate days after their return, picked fruit and vegetables and made jam and preserves, picked up thousands of macadamia nuts on the nut farm, and hundreds of avocados from the avocado farm, with trays and boxes kept in the bath for cool storage, made hundreds of beds, and washed countless floors.

The snake catching, mouse killing and spider eradication - as a city girl,  I left to others to deal with.


It's been wonderful Ian, and I thank you for all your hard work and organisation, making it possible for people to have such wonderful adventures. We have introduced so many people to Housecarers over the years.  Now I'm handing over to a new generation.

Thank you again,           Joy B  (Adelaide)

View Grandma_Joy housecarers profile 

Hi Joy,

Phew Joy, I am out of breath just reading of your energetic wandering and overcoming all the challenges along the way.

Thank you very much for your service and support over the years – since 29-Jun-03!

You were one of our early members.

 Also I love hearing your story and experiences – thank you so much for sharing. It all makes my efforts over the years worthwhile.

 All the best with your “retirement” from housesitting and I wish and pray for many more fruitful and filled years ahead for you.