Boat Sitter found for Singapore cat and boat in beautiful Jungle sitting

"We will be away in August and have notified a few of the candidate housesitters for that time. Many qualified people came back to us and were so interested to come. We have selected one.

We will also be away again in October and will notify some of the interested persons at housecarers to let them know of this opportunity as well.

We are frequent travelers and are happy to offer an opportunity to those wishing to boat/house/cat sit aboard our small ship now berthed in a marina resort complex. We are a short ferry ride from Singapore in a beautiful jungle setting..

This is our progress report.

Thanks alot. " ... Seamaiden

Christchurch NZ couple recommend 2 young women for New Zealand House sitting

My husband and i are thrilled with your site, we ended up with two young woman house sitting for us,we were able to go away for two weeks, and not have to worry, not only did they look after our home but they ended up staying with us for 4weeks,

They are in NZ for 12months on a working holiday,so if there is any one looking for reliable sitters thee we can highly recommend these people. P & B. (username patrusty)

Recommended sitters for NZ hockey14..

House sit details: Hornby Christchurch South Island New Zealand

Our house is a situated close to a busstop which will take you to our local shopping mall,which is "The Hub Hornby", there is also a small shopping area close by consisting of a Dairy - Butchery- Chemist-Ect, both of these places are within walking distance, there is also a reserve closeby,our house is a comfortable 3 bedroom, concrete block,structure, with a pellet fire for heating,we also have a Power Manager for our power use,this will be explained to the House sitter

Sitters davesbabies gets a Hawaiian Vacation through house sitting.

"We took a house sit in Hawaii until July 17th....we are loving it and wanted to thank you for a wonderful service that allows us to vacation this way.,,, davesbabies"

House Sitters Davesbabies

Dog loving couple found for 5BDRM water views near Vancouver BC Home


We received a number of qualified applicants and were successful in obtaining their services for our upcoming 2 months away. I would certainly recommend

Homeowner PearlOnTheCoast

Housesit Powell River British Columbia Canada
Pearl River is located at the top of the Sunshine Coast on the Mainland of B.C. and is connected to Vancouver Island (to be seen in the distance 18 kms away - a 1.25 hour ferry ride) and to Vancouver by two ferries. Our 5 bedroom view home is located a few blocks from the ocean and overlooks the Westview ferry terminal. We had posted previously and arrangements were being made with a prospective couple when their plans changed and that left us looking once again for another dog loving couple. WiFi available

Kiwicarers land three wonderful UK housesits

"Thanks so much for running such a great site. We subscribed and placed an advertisement in late December, looking for housesitting positions during our coming trip to the United Kingdom. Well, we had a great response and accepted three wonderful housesits -in Wimbledon, Reading and Brighton.

We have almost completed the second housesit and will shortly be heading to Brighton for the third. We have thoroughly enjoyed the housesits and caring for two great pets.

Thanks very much for the opportunity - we think your site is great and will use it every year. With very best wishes, Jan & Brian (New Zealand)"

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Sitter gets to see the beautiful Bay of Islands New Zealand

"The service is great! We found an excellent housesitter right away!"

Homeowner LeighM

Housesit details 2 months Opua State Northland New Zealand

We live in New Zealand! We need someone to walk our two Labradors and look after our two pussy cats. Our house is small requiring very little maintenance. The sit comes with a car so it is an excellent chance to see the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Canberra ACT homeowner finds the perfect Match

I wish to thank you for your excellent service. Within a week I received eight applications to house-sit my home.

All of the applicants were most suitable and we think the applicant we finally selected is just perfect for our needs. We will recommend your service to our friends..

UserName = prague2008

3 month Housesit Canberra ACT Australia

We are seeking a house sitter/s who will be prepared to occupy our home during our three month absence.

The home comes with a cat which likes company and regular feeding (breakfast and dinner).

The bedrooms comprise two queen size and one with twin singles. The fourth bedroom is set up as a study with ADSL available for use if you have a computer. The main bedroon has an ensuite and the bathroom has a spa bath.The house has ducted gas heating and ducted evaporative cooling. Window locks, deadlocks and security doors are installed.

We are trying to complete easy care landscaping so that lawncare and gardencare will be minimal. Our driveway is very narrow and requires good reversing skills. At the front of the house there is a boat bay in which a car can be parked (off the street).

There are bus stops at the end of the street with regular services to Woden and Tuggeranong. We are seeking a housesitter/s who will care for and enjoy the comfort of our home for three months and who will also give a lot of time, care and affection to the cat who owns the house and us.

Sitters Whatamango meet some great people while sitting Across New Zealand

Hi Ian. I am writing to tell you that we are delighted with Housecarers as housesitters.

We have had so many housesits and been contacted by so many people direct to ask us to housesit that we have hardly been home since before Xmas 2007.

At present we are housesitting in Nelson and then have another one in Christchurch in May. We are then housesitting in Marlborough for 6 weeks.It has given us the opportunity to meet some great people who we conti nue to keep in touch with and to see areas of our country we haven't seen before.

We now hope to be able to obtain housesits in Europe again later this year and into the next. We will definitely rejoin when our subscription expires.Thank you for a great service,we have recommended it to many of our friends who are envious of us doing these housesits. Regards Ed and Julie

Sitters Whatamango profile

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Whether your cat is old or young, male or female, anxious or mellow, he or she can get the idea that peeing anywhere but the litterbox is a good thing. Many frustrated humans in the past and present have tried nearly everything to figure out why the cat does this – and, of course, to solve the problem.

Read entire article - Why Does My Cat Pee Everywhere?

Perfect Housesitter found for Manhattan condo

"I have found the perfect housesitter for my Manhattan condo,
thank you very much." .... Joan (username Grapphics)


I have a beautiful apartment, new appliances, new TVs/DVD, BOSE,air, 20th floor with a terrace overlooking the city that is 50 feet long and 15 feet deep. Only l or 2 people, neat, no drugs, parties. Stay for free but Canda has to be walked and fed, she will go everywhere you go. We have cleaning person, laundry, security. A house/doggie sitter for one month.

Brisbane Homeowner boskishadow safely finds four housesitters

"I want to compliment you on your service. The site works well and I have now 4 times been successful in finding a good, reliable housesitter at pretty short notice. I have always felt safe in using the site."

So, many thanks

Karla (boskishadow)

Housesit Details:
Northern suburbs, Brisbane QLD
I'm looking for reliable and caring person(s) to look after our attractive Queenslander home near Central Brisbane, with garden and two cats. Non- smokers please. Pleasant, quiet area with shops nearby and lots of 'green' spaces

Sitters TennisNut cracks a housesit while deciding where to settle

Dear Ian,
Thank you for the quick tips. I also want to say that we are extremely pleased with your service and we have recommended Housecarers to others.We have already made several good contacts and concluded housesitting arrangements.

We are looking for others because our plans are to shift to Melbourne and possibly other states and sitting in various locations will help us find where to settle. Your constant contact with tips and destinations is a remarkable feature of your service.

Thank you,

Elliot and Claire (Sitter Username Tennisnut)

Daveanddeb reporting from 4 month Irish housesits

We are in the 4th month of a house-sit in Ireland which we got through your site. We appreciate your dedication, efforts and professionalism. We recommend to many people... sitters daveanddeb

Scorpiolady keeps in text contact with phillyqualified

We recently had phillyqualified sit for us for two weeks, looking after our rural home, 1 cat and 12 chooks. He kept in touch before we actually met (some 6 months approx with phone calls) and then came and visited us twice before coming to do the "sit". We were impressed with his friendliness and honesty and our home was very well looked after, our animals well cared for and he even weeded our vegetable patch! He kept in text contact whilst we were away which was reassuring.

We can definitely recommend him to others and hope he will be able to come and sit for us next time we go away.

Our experience is almost identical to the experience that muscrat had - see Housesitting Blog for Recent Updates > Archives>April 2007.


House sit details:

New Zealand Waikato rural area

Comfortable home in rural area on a main road (Hauraki Plains - Waikato area) but no farming work required.

We have two cats and a dozen free range chooks who need looking after so sitters must be animal lovers.

10 minutes drive from Paeroa (antique shops galore)and Ngatea (water gardens and a gem factory open to public) and Turua (tiny town but an interesting ostrich farm and a fabulous restaurant) - 20 minutes from Thames (historic gold town) and Waihi (open cast gold mine and historic town)- 45 minutes to Katikati (the mural town and a public bird zoo) and just over an hour to Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton Cities. Under two hour drive to thermal Rotorua.

Close to the beautiful Karangahake Gorge (great bush walks). About an hour from Coromandel Township on the Peninsula (Hot Water Beach - yes! hot water bubbles from the sand - Waiau Water Gardens with activities from ages 2 - 102). References required and also a bond payable. Non-smokers please. Retirees preferred

Santa Fe pair turns house sitting into business

"The pair say they created the company after hearing horror stories from homeowners, brokers and builders about break-ins and plumbing, electrical and heating disasters."

"We have heard so many stories that are particularly unfortunate because most of them could have been averted by a regular systematic inspection of the home," said Larson. "Lauren and I knew we could bring a professional level of home management to homeowners, Realtors and builders. Our goal is to provide absolute peace of mind."

As reported in the New Mexico Business Weekly

These are also valid reasons for having a live-in housesitter to protect your valuable asset.

... Read entire story from New Mexico Business Weekly - Santa Fe pair turns house sitting into business

What Better Arrangement for All Involved but Humble House Sitting?

Graphic Designer and full time housesitter - Lesley Huntley has written some excellent first hand articles on housesitting.

Here is an excerpt:

If you are one of the many home owners that has been the victim of burglary, or you are the owner of a pet with special needs (aren’t they all), or you simply worry what will happen to your home and/or pet in your absence, you know what it is like to be unable to completely relax and enjoy your hard earned holiday.

You may have arrived home to the aftermath of irresponsible relatives who were supposed to be taking care of your home in your absence and haven’t quite lived up to their end of the bargain. You could have forked out hundreds, if not thousands for pet boarding only to be unable to stop worrying about how they are the whole time, or for them to come back different pets, perhaps even with ticks or fleas (or worse).

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Read entire article ....What Better Arrangement for All Involved but Humble House Sitting?

And more great information:

How to Become a House Sitter – in Two Easy Steps.

Retirement does not have to mean living on a limited budget

I write this for all of you retired folk out there... who love animals & have a curiosity to experience other culture's; Or perhaps to start with... to test the waters (so to speak) travel across this great country of ours, visit your favorite province or one you promised to will someday visit.

Now is your chance to enable you all to fullfill those dreams and goals... Just do it!!

Since I discovered housecarers8 years ago, it opened up a whole new way to travel saving me thousands of dollars...

Over these years I've enjoyed Home Security and Pet Companion Sitting in Greece, Costa Rica, France, England, Italy, USA, Turk & Cacois Is.
My more recent 'Sits' have been to (escape the chills of our British
Columbia climate) Hawaii, Florida and Southern California.... continued

Read Brenda Maries story in the forum

Brenda Marie (ImpeccableReferences)

Burgled twice so didn't want to leave the house unattended

"We have been burgled twice so didn't want to leave the house unattended, but previous experience with family members left us hesitant to employ their services either...."

Read entire story and more great housesitting content at the website below.

Homesafesitters available for housesitting in Christchurch New Zealand"

8 month housesit filled near Rutherglen wineriesYarrawonga NSW

"We have a house sitter thankyou for your good site it has worked well." ... beaulinga

Housesit: 8 monthes Yarrawonga = NSW Near Border town

We are requiring someone to look after our home while we travel for 8 months. Would like the garden and lawns looked after. Very close to Rutherglen wineries and also Yarrawonga and Border excellent golfing course. Beautiful Lake Mulwala is also a excellent attraction. 1 hr drive from City of Albury. Out home is in a beautiful and quite location.

Sitter found for wonderful views of Mount Maunganui - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand

Most impressed with quality of applicants. Everybody was extremely professional. Delighted to have found this website and will certainly utilise this service again in the future. Sincere thanks... Freckles133

Housesit: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand

We are looking for a house sitter from 6th to 28th March 2008. Free accommodation in beautiful home enjoying stunning gardens, in return for looking after our home and small dog (4 years old). Our home is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen (all modern kitchen aids), office and large lounge. There are heat pumps either end of the house.

We have Sky TV, one in the lounge and the other in the master bedroom/ensuite. No work required in the gardens or lawns as we have a gardener who comes in to take care of both. So just sit back and enjoy the wonderful views of Mount Maunganui and the harbour entrance.

We live 8 kilometres from downtown Tauranga, and are 15 minutes from New Zealand’s best surf beach, Mount Maunganui. Tauranga offers lots to see and do including, arts, golf, gardens, fishing, walks and great dining.

Rotorua is an hour away and is famous for it’s geothermal environment, hot pools and geysers. Lots to see and do in Rotorua. There is also an excellent bus service into Tauranga that goes right past our home