Chicago Homeowner finds loving Carer for her two cats and home with lake views


I have lined up a sitter for my travel dates so thank you and I will suspend until the next need arises. I think you do a great service... Rosalie
View Housesit Filled, Chicago - housesitter found


One block from Lake Michigan, Chicago
Cook County,Illinois United 

I am looking for a carer for my cats, Chico and Benjy to feed and give water 2 times daily,take care of the litter box and water a few plants. We live in a historic landmark elevator building with lovely lake views, 15 minutes by bus or train from downtown, on the University of Chicago campus, with museums, shops and cultural activities galore.

Christmas Housesitter Found for Beautiful Beach - Pukerua Bay Porirua Wellington New Zealand


We have now found a house sitter for over Christmas. What a wonderful service you provide.

View Housesitter found Ad Pukerua Bay Porirua Wellington New Zealand

Horowhenua Historical Society Inc.

Our beautiful beach is a 15min walk away and Plimmerton beach is a 5min drive. Lawns will be taken care of, gardens will need watering, weeding optional! Lovely rural& sea views from upstairs. Great place to relax over the Christmas break.

Oor Beach House

House Sitter found for third time for Cannonville, on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River, Denman Island BC Canada

This is to let you know that we have chosen a house-sitter from a number of excellent applications. This is the third time we have made use of your site and we are indeed impressed with your prompt and efficient service. MANY THANKS. I have suspended and replied to all applications individually. Again, thanks for your wonderful service Regards Hilary
... Riverspell ... View housesitter found for housesit, Comox Valley, Denman Island, Denman Island Gulf Islands,British Columbia Canada

Riverspell is a 3-bedroom home on Aquavista Crescent, in the picturesque village of Cannonville, on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River. Our house overlooks the river with a view of golden dunes – a wonderful, peaceful place for you to wander freely, and for the dogs to race around. (These are, incidentally, famous as being part of the Alexandria sand dunes - the largest coastal dune system in the Northern Hemisphere)

The tidal river offers excellent boating, fishing and other water sports – we have two canoes for your use. We are a stones-throw from the South Gate of the Addo National Game Park.

Three lovely dogs and one cat need loving care and company.

Here we offer you a relaxing holiday in these delightful surroundings, in return for your care of our home and animals.

Our chocolate Burmese cat, Chia. gets caring Cat Sitter for 2nd time in Nations Captital Near Civic ACT Australia

Just letting you know that we again received many very appealing applications to house-sit, and we only wish we could have pleased more than one couple! At the start of this year we were delighted with the English travelling couple we had to house-sit, and have stayed in contact since.

Our chocolate Burmese cat, Chia.
We hope and expect that the central coast couple we have selected for next year will be just as good. Thanks for the excellent service you provide through House Carers. "Chiacat", Downer, ACT

View House and Cat sitter found ad for chocolate Burmese cat, Chia. Downer, ACT Australia
The Lake is beautiful in all seasons, including winter, when this picture was taken.
Near Civic, a short walk to Dickson shops and restaurants, while it is also close to parks and bushland reserves. Canberra has excellent art galleries and museums, as well as the public buildings of Australia's federal capital city....

Two great sitters found for beloved Labrador, Pippa for quiet, rural home in Thailand

We would like to say another big 'Thank You' to House for a fantastic service. We have just returned from our annual trip 'home' having left our home and our beloved Labrador, Pippa with two great sitters. They've cared for everything in the most wonderful and efficient manner, for which we are eternally grateful! House really has the most amazingly dedicated band of home carers and if it weren't for their help and kindness we would find it difficult to return to the UK each year. Thank you once again to Andrea and Scott, and to the team at House Carers!!

Garden and Pool

Our home is in Thailand, in a quiet, rural situation. We have a medium sized garden and a swimming pool.
The main concern for us is the care of our dear old Labrador, Pippa
The countryside around here is rural with farms,hills and open lands. Pip enjoys a good walk most days, so a couple that enjoy walking would be wonderful.
We have had house-sitters over the past 6 years and they will be able to testify to the situation here.

View Housesit - house sitter found, South East Thailand, Bang Sare Sattahip,Chon Buri 20250 Thailand

Perth, WA Pet owner grateful to fine amazing housesitter to enjoy fresh eggs for breakfast and, menagerie on our acre block.

I am overwhelmed by the response to my ad and the amazing people that have replied to it. What a wonderful service you offer! I was terrified at the prospect of allowing a stranger to stay in my house!


I have found a lady who responded first to my ad so hopefully all will go well. I have turned off my add and new housesitter email notification. Many thanks and kind regards Susan

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Belconnen,. Canbera ACT Homeowners return to home cared for Beautifully by Housesitters

We have just returned after a month and have had our house carers happily installed into our home. We can't say enough about these people, House Sitters, Retired Teachers, username tullamore, - they were amazing and cared for our home beautifully. We'd have them back any time.

Thanks HouseCarers.Com
See housesit filled Belconnen Canberra ACT

... House is five minutes from the bus stop and the local shops. We are 10 minutes drive from the major shopping mall. House is minimal care, recently renovated kitchen, laundry and en suite - we have four chickens and they are great daily providers of fresh eggs. There are great walks in this area and sheep paddocks close by. Also have cycling trails which go throughout Canberra. The house is centrally heated and very comfortable. Twenty minutes from the centre of Canberra. Great neighbours.

Grass Valley, Sacramento Couple's Vagabond retirement years made possible with HouseCarers (Found Housesitters for the last 8 Years)


I am so grateful for this service. For the past eight years it has made our vagabond retirement years possible. Thanks to the wonderful people (the house sitters) we have gotten to know through this website we have been able to travel completely at ease about the care of our home, pets and garden.

I do my job of carefully considering and responding to each one who answers our ad, checking references and reviewing a clear contract, but each sitter has more than fulfilled what was expected of them. My neighbors who were initially horrified that we were traveling while "strangers" were left in our home have all become friends with our various sitters and now use the website themselves!

Thank you, thank you for this good idea and for keeping it going in such a responsive, organized way!.. Sid and Doni, WinteringGround, Grass Valley, Sacramento CA USA

All done! The chickens and I are having a blast with the new chicken house!

Chickens with a lake view!

We are in a wonderful "banana belt" region of the Sierra Foothills, situated 1/2 hour from Grass Valley, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, about one and a half hours from Sacramento and 3 hours from San Francisco. We overlook a large 800 acre lake fed by the South Fork of the Yuba River and we can promise you beautiful views and gentle lake breezes. We have a swimming pool but there is enough rain in the winter to make that more scenic than usable. A winter housesit is inviting for people who like to hike the trails on the ranch or visit nearby lakes,rivers and Gold Country towns and museums. Our up to date, easy to care for home is on a 200 acre property of rolling hills, oaks and pines. The charming little Gold Country towns of ...

Long Term House Sit Grass Valley, Sacramento, Grass Valley California United States

Terrific couple (GentleCloud2012) looked after everything so beautifully and the chihuahuas just loved them.


We recently had housecarers GentleCloud2012 to sit our home and our two dogs for three months. They were a terrific couple who looked after everything so beautifully and the dogs just loved them. Thankyou so much, Milliemouse... Dandenong Ranges Vic Australia

Our 2 chihuahuas who live mostly indoors in the winter

... We require a caring sitter for our home and 2 chihuahuas who live mostly indoors in the winter. Situated in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges approx an hour from Melbourne. Shopping is 5 minutes away and there are many local attractions including Puffing Billy and Sherbrooke Forest.

This 100 year old steam train is still running on the original rails between the mountain towns of Belgrave and Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges.

Low maintenance home on 1 acre with lots of trees and birds. Lawn mowing only occasionally and garden care to keep tidy

Ideal, Christmas Housesit in Kitsilano, Vancouver, Housesit opportunity through Housecarers


Once again (the 4th time for us, actually), we have found the ideal housesit opportunity through Housecarers. Feel free to use this as a reference. It was, once again, well worth the $50 to get the "preferred service" on your website.

We will be spending Christmas in Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia.

The ad was posted as "kevinalove". We talked and exchanged emails over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. We and they are feeling very comfortable with the match and the timing is perfect for spending Christmas with our son who lives in Vancouver.
View filled Housesit, kevinalove, Vancouver Canada

Thanks for a great service.
Lew & Laura, Ontario, Canada

View from Deck of House Sit Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia

Hi Lew and Laura Thanks for the feedback and comments. It is always good to hear stories like yours What are your main reasons for housesitting? And where are you from?

We always housesit in the Vancouver area where our son lives. It's great because he always checks the place out and meets the owners. The owners always feel more comfortable having gained a feeling for who we are by talking to Neil. In each case they have offered Neil his own bedroom which we usually take advantage of so that we can spend more time together.

Lew And Laura, Seasoned House-sitters, from Ontario Canada

We live in a small town 2 hours west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Perfect carer found for Beautiful Victorian house and English staffordshire doggy, in the coastal village of Thirroul

Hello House Carers, I wanted to thank you as we have just returned from a holiday, having used your site for the first time, and found a very reliable, lovely lady, PEACEHOUSESITTER , to look after our home and pets. We received several replys within a couple of days, after posting our ad, and I kept pinching myself while on holidays as i couldn't believe we had found the perfect carer with little effort! I will definitely use your site again and will recommend it to family and friends. It has opened my eyes and my husband and I are looking forward to a time when we may become house carers, whilst enjoying seeing other parts of the world. Kind Regards ....Melissa (username relax56)

Loves people and other dogs. A little boisterous and excitable if he hasn't seen you for a while. View Thirroul housesitter found ad - and happy Staffie, relax56

...Beautiful Victorian house in the coastal village of Thirroul. Close to train station, cafes, quirky shops, stunning beaches, coastal bike tracks, escarpment walks

Lovely Laydies

The many moods of HouseOverLake - free Accommodation enjoyed by Housesitters

Just wanted to tell you what a terrific site this is. We have matched with wonderful housesitters through you, and have recommended it frequently to fellow travelers (which is how we learned about it). Keep up the good work... Jay... username houseoverlake.

View housesit filled (many times) for Lakeside home, Belchertow Massachusetts, USA

....We live in a contemporary glassed-in cedar home cantilevered over a small quiet lake in Western Mass. Depending on the season, the lake can be used for swimming, non-motorized boating, water and ice fishing, skating and skiing. Great wildlife and beautiful views... HouseOverLake

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Announcing the NEW House Sitter Search Engine (Advanced and Easy)

The new search engine includes Filters down the left side that lets Homeowners easily match with House Sitters. Need a House Sitter who loves Dogs and Cats, is willing to do short term - and willing to travel, and likes remote areas? No worries the new search will easily find suitable candidates for this assignment - and many others.
Try the New House Sitter Search Engine out Now!

Prince Caspian III, gets eager Sitter for his KURANDA, Atherton Tablelands, QLD home

Prince Caspian 111

I would like to thank you for this wonderful service. I had my house advertised on your site for a short period & was brought in touch with some very wonderful & highly suitable respondents. What a shame I couldn't accommodate them all! Kind regards & thanks again... efree21

"They both love their walks(beautiful around this rainforesty, undulating area ...

View Dog Sitter found for KURANDA, Atherton Tablelands, QLD home

Cat Sitter found for Victorian house, in a quiet, leafy lane in Torquay on the English Riviera in Devon, England.: close both to the sea and to beautiful countryside.

Thank you very much for this. I have found someone for my holiday in December and will use your site again next year.

Cat Sitter found for Victorian house, in a quiet, leafy lane in Torquay on the English Riviera in Devon.
... close both to the sea and to beautiful countryside.

"Foreigner, Exploring"

There is a parade of shops just around the corner and the railway station is within easy walking distance, so there is no need for a car.

View cat sitters found for Torquay on the English Riviera in Devon, England

Bendigo, VIC home and cat owner makes excellent match for her healthy 7 year old Moggie, who has a cat curfew,

Thanks for your excellent web site, I've tried others, but yours is the most helpful and was recommended to me by another member, who has used 'HouseCarers' in the past. Hope everything works out fine with my trip to Europe in March. I have suspended my 'profile' but would like to keep it for possible use in the future. Hope this will not clutter up your website... IR (username strathdale

View cat sitter found ad for Bendigo Vic, Australia

Housecarers: You are welcome to return to the website at any time to refer to information or use your membership facilities. And anytime down the track you can login and click Post Housesit button to place a new ad based on your previous one.

I am glad we could help. Enjoy your time away and I hope we can help you next time.

Two housesits /(cat and Caoodle sits), in quick succession organised with a minimum of fuss for Imelda and Graham , Engadine Sydney

Two housesits in quick succession organised with a minimum of fuss. Again the website has been invaluable. We've advised all applicants and switched off the ad, so until next time, thanks again. Regards, Imelda and Graham

View house sitter found for Engadine Sydney NSW for cat and very friendly cavoodle puppy
... We are surrounded by the beautiful bush, making walking a delight. Public transport is very easy from our street: buses close by travel in 5 minutes to Engadine train station, offering a good service to all areas of Sydney"

House and Pet Sitter found to enjoy San Francisco, 6 blocks from the ocean bordering, Golden Gate Park

We have found our house sitter. Your site is wonderful. We had 8 very qualified responses and actually had a hard time choosing. We will definitely recommend your site to everyone. Thanks again.

We have 2 great dogs (Labradoodle, Havanese), Leeloo and Molly. Leeloo would need walks every day but Molly is a house dog only

View profile for Live-in Pet Sitter found San Francisco

Housesitter found to share the Halifax Experience, The Dingle, Halifax,Nova Scotia Canada

We have found a house sitter through your site. Thank you -- excellent service and a well-constructed site. The site is well thought-out. p.s. we will be needing a house sitter again next year... does our ad stay (hidden) on the site?
The Back Garden. The garden and garden shed are the envy of the neighbourhood. This is only a partial view.
Username: halifaxhomeowner.

Thanks for the update and feedback. Yes your ad stays hidden . When you want to use the site again , just login and post your ad again based on your old one. You are welcome to return to the website at any time to refer to information or use your membership facilities. And anytime down the track you can login and click Post Housesit button to place a new ad based on your previous one... Ian
The Halifzx Experience
Halifax is the major centre for Canada's Maritime provinces, a vibrant city featuring cultural amenities, many universities, and a beautiful natural environment. 12 minute drive to the centre of Halifax; we are also on the bus route. It is a short walk to a convenience store as well as a beautiful oceanfront park, lakes and wooded walking trails. Helpful and friendly neighbours very close by. Two major grocery stores a three minute drive away.
Full profile for housesit: The Dingle, Halifax,Nova Scotia Canada.

Housesittingpainter sells New Zealand business and start their journey through Canada via House Sitting

Hi Ian, We have a housesit starting Nov. 4 for 5 months , so I guess this does work! Thanks.

We are from Temagami (1 hour north of North Bay) and we are selling our business and do not know where or what we want to do so we thought housesitting would be good to see some country.

The Busyretirees from Kemptville near Ottawa, Ontario Canada checked us out and thought we would be good for them.
So we are of to a good start on our new journey.

View profile for Kiwi Adventurers, Housesittingpainter

Globetrotters find amazing Cat Sitters for Bellingham Washington Home - while they visit Europe for 4 weeks

Just wanted to let you know our housesitting has been filled in Bellingham sept 18th for 4 weeks. Thanks for the service your site supplies. The results have been amazing...

We are looking for a non-smoking house sitter to look after our house and two cats while we are in Europe. Our house is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Craftsman, with a study and a view over Bellingham bay. We have a garden with sitting areas, fruit trees and a small vegetable patch that we would love for you to take advantage of. Fairhaven is a short, fairly level walk away where you will find lots of ammenities. You can also take the trail into downtown Bellingham, about a 2 1/2 mile walk along the bay.
View housesitter required profile (filled) for minding two Cats - South Hill, Bellingham Whatcom,Washington United States

Book Review - The House Sitting Book, Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free

Our long time housesitter members Josie and Conrad Schneider Housecarers profile for:Josie and Contrad - (Cultureconnectors) have released an e-book jammed packed with great tips on how to land housesits and line-up house sit after housesit. It is always great to hear stories like theirs - and learn proven tips for successful housesit applications.

The House Sitting Book Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free I wrote THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK to help you succeed at winning the best assignments. Tips like how to word your profile – and its heading – so that homeowners will trust you with the care of their home. I give you real examples of good and bad profiles along with the explanation of exactly why the wording works or doesn’t. (One mistake is posting a profile with your wants and needs instead of illustrating your experience and readiness to care for someone else’s beloved home.) I also show you how to reveal truisms about yourself that make your profile pop.

And it’s essential to sign up for the daily email alerts. One tip tells you how to respond to desired house sitting posts so that yours is among the first to arrive in the homeowner’s inbox. And I show you exactly how to word your letter so that it stands out. The prime assignments can prompt a hundred or more replies, so yours needs to be stellar – and very personal. Included in THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK are two actual letters of mine that won us prime assignments in Copenhagen and near Washington D.C. in the United States. I give examples of why my letters grabbed the homeowner’s attention, (out of the nearly two hundred letters they each received), like how I commented on items in one homeowner’s photos that were near and dear to her heart.

My husband Conrad and I live the house sitting lifestyle, going from one assignment to the next, with time in between to travel and discover new countries and cultures. We are not wealthy people. Conrad is retired and I am a freelance writer and blogger. And because we have learned how to travel on a tight budget, I also present tips, including my 3-Step-Method to finding low-cost off-the-beaten-path lodging that is family-owned. These are the sweet places that we remember long after leaving because the generous owners share local lore, food and historical information as well as friendship – like the 350-year-old Gasthof Locher in the Italian Dolomites where we helped bring the cows down the hillside from the upper pasture, or the Catalan Cal Jepa apartment owned by a restaurateur who gave us a personal tour of his vineyard and fruit orchards.

THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK is a 100-page downloadable ebook packed with my inspiration, Conrad’s analytical tables and graphs, as well as fun-facts sprinkled about, (like: Norwegians drink more coffee than any other people on the planet), and 2 questionnaires which delve into your needs and motives for house sitting and traveling. There are charts for cost-of-living and transportation costs. There are tips for using public transportation and rental cars. I talk about the differences in house sitting assignments in terms of urban vs. remote, and more importantly, what that means for you. For instance, Conrad and I accepted an extremely remote house sit in Spain for an off-the-grid mountainside home. I show you photos and explain the good and the bad, so you can judge if remote house sitting is right for you.

I devote one section of the book to contracts, a very important aspect of your house sitting happiness! Among the many other subjects covered in THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK are language, visas, travel hacking and technology.

Here’s what others are saying:
“If you've considered house sitting as a vacation option or even a lifestyle, The House Sitting Book is a very comprehensive resource to get you started. Regardless of your web expertise, Josie makes the house sitting and travel lifestyle accessible with tips and tricks for finding and landing (and getting the most out of) house sitting gigs, as well as providing lots of tips for stress-free travel and experiencing new cultures. You can tell Josie is an expert, as most of the material is written from personal experience, with contextual anecdotes peppered throughout.” -Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo

"This book is a gem! Whether you are in "the lifestyle" or merely considering it, you will find tips and facts that make this a must-read book. Not only is The House Sitting Book full of all kinds of information, it is well written and researched. It will cut your time in locating a house to sit and help you get assignments faster." -- Joan Sheridan, U.S.A.

I invite you into my world so that you too can reap the rewards – and fun – of house sitting. I wish you epic and safe travels! Click HERE to read more about THE HOUSE SITTING BOOK.

Retired house sitters from Central Victoria skip the tourist trail, enjoy the pets, and soak up the local communities

Here is a photo taken on our 48th Wedding Anniversary which was last March. We were staying on Kangaroo Island and as we both have a bit of a passion for lighthouses thought how appropriate to climb to the top of Cape Willoughby Lighthouse on our special day.

Having just completed a wonderful seven week house sit in Tasmania, we are now looking forward to a four month house sit in England later in the year. Thank you for giving us so much pleasure. We look forward to more house sits in 2013.

We live in Central Victoria.

Mike and I decided to house sit as it was a way for us to see the world and become part of the community in which we house sat.

We have travelled as tourists before, but now we like to stay in the one spot, look after the animals and absorb the atmosphere. part of the community in which we house sat.

We look forward to more of the same next year Lyn and Mike (username Serena)

View profile for Lyn and Mike: Retired country couple looking to house sit in Tasmania or England. Love animals and gardens.

Some interesting Statistics on Housesit Postings with Pets


Homeowner  Postings



Dogs only



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Dogs Cats and other Pets *



Dogs + other non-cat Pets *



Cats only



Cats + other non-dog pets *








* Main other pets are Horses/Ponies. Birds. Farm Animals, Livestock , Fish From Housecarers Homeowner Postings Free Regisrations Last 4 months With Pets 88.68% Without Pets 11.32% Now these different species are getting on well. So we can learn to get along with people from different cultures and (some may say from different planets) Housesitting proves that.

Home and Labrador owner & UK expats, from Beachside, Bang Sare Chon Buri Thailand finds House & Dog Sitters have restored their faith in the kindness of human beings.

Can we say a big 'thank you' to all the people that answered our advert at very short notice.

We've had quite a stressful year and the kindness of people that house-sit has restored our faith in the kindness of human beings.

I'm just off to the UK for my yearly visit to our lovely family and friends and hope that our sitters will find the place to their liking.

Many thanks to and their amazing band of 'sitters'. Keep up the good work! you're doing an amazing job! and a big 'Thank You' to all the people that replied.

View housesitter found profile for Beachside Thai housesit
Pippa on one of her walks .

Recently widowed House Sitter, maddie40, finds House Sitting a great way to catch up with my friends without the hassle of staying with them

I have found your site very helpful and have just completed a house sit very successfully for 6 weeks in Napier New Zealand ...thank you ...I am now looking for my next house sit ...

Great news about the housesit. It is always good to hear stories like yours. Where are you from? and what are your main reasons for housesitting?

I have my own house just outside of Dunedin new Zealand, and my reasons for house sitting was I list my partner in an accident and then my small dog died , so I felt without any ties, now was the time to do house sitting, and its a great way to catch up with my friends without the hassle of staying with them, so I pick places where I know people and then have a holiday without the accommodation expense. I think I will work my way to an overseas house sit away from new Zealand and Australia.......Cheers Jenni
View house sitters profile for Jenni ... (maddie40)

Rural Brisbane Dog Owners save 600.00 in kennel boarding fees on low maintenance, outdoor Cocker Spaniel Albert. Property offers housesitters:- wallabys; and a lot of bird life

Thanks for your great website. We are going overseas for a month and need a sitter. We put a free ad up on your website, and within the week we now have a sitter that we are comfortable with! Thanks again. You just saved us $600.00 in kennel boarding fees, and peace of mind having the house occupied while we are gone... bobmandy
View dog sitters found profile for bobmandybobmandy, Bribane QLD Australia

English Expats visit UK from their Lourmarin French Village Home and return to Doggy well and happy -- and a cooked dinner.

Megan & Marty (Happy2B1) looked after our house and dog in France for a week while we visited the UK. They were a delightful, interesting couple and made a great job of their assignment with us - the garden was tended, the house immaculate, and the dog well and happy - they even cooked dinner for us the night we returned. Anyone booking them for a similar assignment will be lucky!!
What a treat for dog-lovers ... large house, with swimming pool, on a hill 7/8 minutes walk from the village of Lourmarin, which is designated as one of the most beautiful villages in France, with a strong cafe society and many shops and galleries. Lourmarin is in the Luberon, and we are surrounded by hills and woods, with spectacular views. It is also convenient for a visit to Apt, Isle- sur-le-Sorgue, and Aix-en-Provence. The weekly market is on Friday... View ad for dog-sitter Lourmarin France
Megan & Marty - View profile for house sitters, Happy2B1

Baltimore Homeonwer finds Cat Loving House Sitter for 3rd time for Housesit near Starbucks!

This will be our third time with House Carers. Our first two sitters were excellent and we anticipate our current sitter will be too.
....Large, comfortable house in shady neighborhood on bus line and walking distance to grocery store, Starbucks, bank and library... ... view Housesit filled for Baltimore housesit new Strabucks

Nambucca Heads finds great housesitter for Beach side farm residence

Thank you for this great service. We have successfully found a house sitter for the required time and found it all simple and easy to use.... We live on 20 acres in the Nambucca Valley within 5 minutes of wondrous beaches and surf.

View Housesit filled ad for username, Panamax Nambucca, Nambucca Valley,NSW

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Register free as a home/kitty owner and receive Free tips on how to prepare you home and resources to help you match with other Kitty Lovers.

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Wanderbird takes a break from Queen Charlotte Islands to look after your home and pets for the opportunity to explore

I wanted to let you know that it has been a pleasure being a part of Housecarers. I live on a small island (Queen Charlotte Islands) about 100 kms of the northwest coast of British Columbia tucked under Alaska and as beautiful as it is I need to get off the island occasionally. I housesit twice a year for several months each time and I love the opportunity housesitting offers to spend the time to learn about the culture and people of the area I am visiting with these extended housesits. I have never had a problem with a housesit(and to my knowledge no one has had a problem with me)from your site and I have several repeat clients. I do due diligence as do my homeowners so there are rarely any surprises. Thanks for the service and your great customer service! Smiles Carolyn (Wanderbird)
View housesitter profile for Canadian Wanderbird from Queen Charlotte Islands

House Sitting Travellers, PlanetCeleste Land 1 Year housesit back near Growing Family and Friends - small town near Seattle WA

Your service has helped us find a perfect match within a month of signing up. Thank you! Celeste& George, House and Pet Sitters - House Sitters, Username PlanetCeleste

Housecarers: Great news about the housesit. It is always good to hear stories like yours. Where is the housesit? And what are your main reasons for housesitting? Where are you from?

Celeste: It's in a small town about 90 minutes from Seattle, Washington which is the city my husband and I lived in before we set out to travel (three years ago). This house sitting job allows us to be back near family and friends at a time when our family is growing (my niece and her husband are adopting a baby), and in a way that gives us time to think about where we want to travel next. (The assignment is for a full year.) We're thrilled!

View house sitter profile for house sitters PlanetCeleste

Jack Russell owner has been finding great couples to mind her home and Doggy in Albany WA - for six years

Yes I am very pleased to have found such lovely people. I have been a member of HouseCarers for about 6 years and have had four very good couples over the years through your service. The people has become good friends and I still keep in touch with them. Your service is excellent, reliable, and safe and has put me in touch with people I would never have met otherwise. Thank you once again, ...Thank you for your help in posting my advt. I have found a great couple to housesit through your advt.
View housesitter found - Housesit In Albany WA, Australia for old but healthy Jack Russell Dog

Bainbridge Island, Seattle Cat Lover finds top notch companions for her wonderful furkids (Purebred Norwegian Forest Cats )

I just want to thank you for your efforts at We have two wonderful furkids that need companionship when we travel, and we always find top notch folks thru your website. It is a godsend for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you... Kay (Rustygal) Bainbridge Island, Near Seattle, WA, USA
Housesit Barinbridge Island Our waterfront home on Bainbridge Island is a delightful home on a no bank, sandy Northwest beach. We are only a 35 minute ferry ride away from Seattle. Our home is an architect designed Northwest contemporary with lots of light and wonderful gardens, a gourmet kitchen and an entertainment center. We have two 10 month old Norwegian Forest Cats, Annie and Zeke who love companionship and give as much love as they get. They are not only beautiful, but intelligent and entertaining....

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Semi-retired House Sitters escape the Hurricane season and, satisfy their Travel Bug with rent free accommodation throughout Europe, and make good Friends along the way.

House Sitters: username Cruzans
Happy to say we're now in Spain to soon start a sit in Barcelona, then several in England and one in Zurich. Looking forward to an interesting summer.


Great news about the housesits. It is always good to hear stories like yours. What are you main reasonse for housesitting? Where are you from?

We have the flexibility but not the funds to travel as we´d like.

Housesitting allows us to get basically free accommodation, and we have made some good friends along the way. We have sat in Portugal, France, Belgium, England, Wales, Scotland, Canada, US, and now Spain. We have excellent references, and pride ourselves on leaving a place better than we found it. My husband is a true Jack-of-all-trades, so enjoys fixing little things the owners often don´t notice till later.

We live in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Yes, I know........why would we want to leave paradise??? We are sometimes torn, enjoying our small condo overlooking the Caribbean, but the travel bug bites, plus we´ve done our share of hurricanes so prefer to be away during those months. We usually leave early May, return in November after visiting kids / grandkids in the US.

View profile for globe-trotting retirees username Cruzans

Brisbane QLD homeowner finds Housecarers a life-saver for 14 year old Blue Healer Kelpie cross who is on heart medication, one 5 year old Fox Terrier, and four Budgies

Thank you for your e-mail I have been successful in finding found a House sitter. This will be the second time I have used this site and it has been a life saver for us... Christy - username Chasing

.... We have excellent forested views from our balcony overlooking The Gap itself. Close to 2 shopping centers a gym and indoor pool at the end of our the street. House located at the end of a quiet culdesac..

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Retired Canadians find excellent House sitter for their Mexican home for their trip back to Canada

This is a great site! We found a house sitter within a few days and had several good applicants to chose from. Thank you for an excellent service.... fun6644

View house sitter found for 6 weeks House sit Villa Nova Ajijic Jalisco Mexico

House Sitter Freedom7ssanz finds accommodation to be nearer to her family

Freedom7ssanz I met with new people in a strange city - and I was totally relaxed, and assured of their genuineness, because they are registered homeowners with! We hit it off, their pets are adorable, and I now have my first official housesit engagement through your excellent service. Thank you so much!

Great news about the house sit. Where is the housesit? Out of interest what is your main reason/s for housesitting?and where are you from?
I am in the housesit in Sydney's lower North Shore and still enjoying it. It was the first time my homeowners had used your site, and they interviewed someone else as well as me. I am housesitting because I am homeless, on a government pension, and in need of accommodation. I am on my way to achieving continuous accommodation, with the help of your website, although I do have a gap after this one and before my next one, which my family may or may not be able to fill for me. I have been living in the Far North Coast of NSW for over a decade, and have moved down here to the Sydney area to be nearer to most of my family. Ideally, I would love to have four or five long-term housesits throughout the year, Sydney in the warmer months, up north (maybe even Queensland) in the winter, with only short breaks of a week or so in between. I am on my way to that, I'm sure!

View profile for housesitter Freedom7ssanz, housesitting Lower North Shore Sydney

Mt Tamborine QLD home/pet owner finds Housecarers a boon matching with high calibre applicants for her very affectionate but strong Staffie/Mastif cross

A quick note of appreciation for this wonderful service. I found the applicants for my house/dog sit to be of a high calibre, making the choice difficult. Now that I have accepted one application, I wanted to tell you what a boon this site has been for me.,,, ... Mt Tamborine's climate is subtropical, with temperatures cooler than those ofthe surrounding lowlands. With its fertile red volcanic soil and high rainfall, the plateau produces rich crops of avocados, kiwifruit, passionfruit, rhubarb, apples and mangoes. With its cool climate and spectacular scenery, as well as its proximity to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise Many thanks ... Delle (vita66)

View Staffie/Mastiff house and dog sitter found ad for Mt Tamborine, Gold Coast Hinterland QLD

Homeowner appreciates security of a housesitter occupied home after out of pocket $40K after leaving her Busby (30 minutes from Edmonton) Ontario Canadian home vacant

I would just like you to know I used this site and it is FANTASTIC, thank you so much, last year we left our home vacant and someone broke in we lost !00,000.00 in equipment, by the time we finished up with insurance we were out of pocket $40,000.00. When I am away I am working and I found the perfect person to watch out home, once again THANK YOU Jacqui

View 5 month house sitter found to keep home safe in Busby (30 minutes from Edmonton) Ontario Canadian

House Sitters found for Peace and Quiet, and two miniature Schnauzers on the waterfront , Kerikeri, Upper North Island New Zealand

Hi, and thank you - great service, this is our second year, and we had wonderful people contact re our house sit, and found a house sitter within a few days. Thank you John & Lyn - Kerikeri New Zealand
.... If you are looking for a relaxing break away from the hassle and bustle this will be ideal.... Local walks, private garden, lemon, orange and mandarin in abundance

View housesitter found profile for New Zealand Kerikeri Upper North Island, Northland New Zealand

House Sitting in France ebook

An announcement from our housesitter member

'House Sitting in France' by Hilary Chase, will be available free to download for 2 days on, Kindle books, on 13 and 14 April 2012.

If you think it appropriate perhaps you would be kind enough to put a notice to this effect on your blog or web site. The book does contain a link to your web site which I hope you approve.

'House Sitting in France- ebook'

On Safari book:
(This one needs to be typed in the browser)

'On Safari', by Evangeline Auld will also be available, with my compliments, for free download on the same two days, 13 and 14 April 2012. This is an interactive game book for older children.

Hope some of your visitors will enjoy these.

(Books are available for free download only from the Amazon site serving the country in which you are based. Amazon uploads them as free from 12.00 a.m. US time).

Many thanks

Evangeline Auld

Bellingham WA homeowner finds it a breeze to find someone to look after beautiful, furnished cottage overlooking the bay in a very quiet neighborhood close to hiking trails and Fairhaven district

I am writing to thank you for your wonderful web site, and to say that it made it a breeze to find someone compatible for our home. I will definitively reuse the site in the future as we travel often. Best, Anne G...(2catsandagarden)

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Housesitting Widow Lona escapes the Calgery Alberta Cold winter (..brrrrrrrr) to Melbourne VIC Australia, and gets to know the locals

Dear Ian: Finally getting around to dropping a note to say how much I enjoyed a 6 week housesit in Melbourne through Housecarers and to thank you for providing this website.

I live in Calgary, Alberta and guess I'd say my main reason for housesitting is to get out of the cold weather in winter.

Getting to know 'the locals' wherever you go is an added bonus . . . hopefully you'll 'click' (have enough 'common
ground') to make it a very enjoyable experience . . . which happened with Carmel in Melbourne.

Am thinking that I'm interested in applying for housesits required in California which would be closer to get to from Canada, but haven't got around to updating my housecarers site as yet.

Thanks again for providing the website and look forward to more enjoyable 'sits'.

.. Lona..(nina49)
View housesitter profile for Lona, Alberta Canada

It is all about Connections. NZ Auckland couple housesit around the Globe with free accommodation. Housecarers makes the world smaller, and helps enrich retirement years.

We have had housesits in Idaho, Colorado, Las Vegas, Arizona, Oregon a couple of years ago. This year we are in Tennessee, and again in Arizona for the same couple. We have also had sits in New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory in Australia, and some in the North Island of New Zealand. We live in Auckland.

When we retired from running our own business, found life rather mundane and boring, so really enjoyed organising the pet sits. We had just moved into an apartment and could not have a pet of our own, so another reason as it allowed us to look after other peoples animals. And we enjoy travelling the world and meeting new people and the costs are kept down by staying in people's homes.

We have recently organised a good pet sit in the US and we are returning to a previous pet sit we did three years ago. So it is going really well. We do enjoy meeting the people and their pets. And it seems they are equally as pleased with us as we are with them.... forrys

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Viva123 finds dogsitter for - THE best location! Village atmosphere! Close parks & Harbour! Balmain, Sydney . Immaculate home in whisper quiet spot with views of Mort Bay and the harbour bridge

I recently used your service and found a very nice couple who will dog-sit for me for two weeks in April. I received very positive responses to my ad and thank you for your service... Viva123

Suit mature age ( preferably retired) active couple who are looking for a nice relaxed break in the big smoke, plenty of time to see the sights and enjoy the unique village atmosphere of cafes & boutique shopping that Balmain has to offer cl to ferry, lots of pretty parks & local walks - all along waterfront areas. The house has all mod cons / immaculate condition. One woofa to look after...

View ad for Balmain Dog-sitter found .. with pictures of the Woofa... also know as The Handsome One

Teacher Kate Saves on Rent and Improves her Health with Coastal Housesits - Real Stories from the World of House Sitting

I have been successful through applying for two house-sits so far on this site.

Ian Housecarers: Thanks for the feedback. All the best with your applications Where have the housesits been? Out of interest what is your main reason /s for housesitting?

The housesits have been in Calliope near Gladstone, Qld and one coming up in Elliott heads for 5 months near Bundaberg. We were chosen out of 28 applicants for that one and 10 for the other one.

We are housesitting as we couldn't sell our house and have rented it out and wanted to live near the coast for awhile for health reasons as I had pneumonia last year. We also want to save some money when we get to Bundaberg for further travels and housesitting will help a lot in that regard.
Kate ... Bala10

View House Sitter profile for Teacher Bala10 on to housesitting Bundaberg QLD

Christchurch NZ family return from first Stress Free holiday in 15 years, to Pets in better condition, House in better shape, and Dinner and a bottle of Wine from their Housesitters

What an awesome awesome service!

We came home after 3 weeks in Europe to animals that were in better condition than we left them! Our house was in better shape than we left it! Dinner in the oven and a bottle of wine from our sitters.

Our holiday was the first stress free in 15 years! I am recommending this site to friends ALL over the world. Job well done - thank you Barbara & Bill! (Jobella)

View housesit profile for Christchurch NZ, homeowners Jobella

Sacramento homeowner appreciates being able to leave pets for vacation to Mexico with relatives

I did what you suggested and responded to all, letting them know I selected the first responders. Then I cancelled the ad. This is such a wonderful service. Just want you to know how much it is appreciated! Thank you so much.... Pgray1

What a pleasant place to have a break .... "We live within walking distance of a lovely park (William Land Park) with a golf course and zoo. We're close to downtown Sacramento with its historic capitol (interesting to tour) and Old Sacramento and the river with the Delta Queen hotel/restaurant. There is a nice coffee/pastry/sandwich shop and a brand new Sprouts Market within walking distance. The back yard of our home is very pleasant with a nice swing out back, and the weather should be very nice during May."

View house and live-in pet sitter found for Historical Sacremento housesit

Real Stories - Why we housesit? - Being given holiday options that we would never even normally contemplate, or as above, you cannot find that in a travel book. But housecarers - yes.

We are doing a house-sit in January 2013 for 17 days. Did a house-sit in Mornington, Melbourne in middle of last year for 3 weeks and really enjoyed.

Housecarers: Great news about the housesit. Where is the next one located? If is always good to hear stories like yours. What are the main reasons for you housesitting?

Our next housesit is located in Giru, on a small farm in Queensland. We are city people but are really looking forward to looking after the farm and animals. It is quite rural. Being city people we asked if the bus stops near to the house/farm and they wrote back and told us they were rural andthe bus didn't stop nearby. Of course not. Lesson number one. But - they are letting us use their car! It's looking after geese, chooks, dogs, cats, and a small bird that likes to sit on your shoulder. On a mango farm.

The main reasons for house-sitting are:
No. 1 - Being given holiday options that we would never even normally contemplate, or as above, you cannot find that in a travel book. But housecarers - yes.

We would never have gone to lovely Mornington only for housecarers, and met such a nice lady who owns the house. Plus we were near our grandchildren.

No. 2 - And of course it is not an expensive holiday. We do have to pay to get from Perth to over East, but we do have an option of house-sitting in WA, such as Bunbury, Geraldton, etc. which we might do some time. We would have transport then.
Dale & Lance ... Username Luckyas

View profile for married healthy and active retired couple from Perth WA, who are keen gardeners and love pets

Active Retired Canadian couple find world-wide adventure, new places, a 'home' to live in rather than a hotel, immerse themselves in the local culture, make new friends, and get their 'pet fix'

We had a great house sit for 2 months in Australia from one of our applications and had to turn down 2 others that came at the same time. We love reading the notifications and hopefully will have more house sits in the future. We have also recommended to many of our friends.

Housecarers: Great news about the housesit - where was it?

The house sit was in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia called Manly West. It was a very nice house with a pool. We looked after the house and their lovely female dalmatian.

We spent a few days with the family before they left on an extended tour of Europe. During that time, they introduced us to their neighbours. Everyone was friendly and we made new friends. At the end of our stay, the owners even arranged for us to visit their parents.....a great place to go out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Housecarers: What is your main reason for House sitting?

My husband and I primarily live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, however, since my mother passed away three years ago, my father chooses to also live here. That necessitates us going to just outside of Victoria, British Columbia to look after his property in the summer (not a hardship!).

We look at house sits wherever....however prefer those outside of Canada and the US. Why do we like house sits.....adventure, new places, having a 'home' to live in rather than a hotel, to immerse ourselves in the local culture and to make new friends. We do not own any pets (although we both have done so), so get our 'pet fix' sometimes through house sits. Who could ask for more!..... Margaret, 2iscompany2

View housesitter profile for active retired Canadian couple, now living in Mexico

Washington Homeowner Reunites with friend lost 20 years ago - It is a Small Housecarers Housesitting World

Ian and staff, I just wanted to thank you for your valuable service.

You might like to know that of the team of housesitters I chose, one of the women turned out to be (though this was not known when I chose them) a friend I had not seen in over 20 years, who is moving to the same apartment building as my friend who I usually ask to watch my pets when I'm away on short trips.

How ironic that an internet site based in Australia would reunite me with my old friend.

Anita (OrcasLeigh - Washington - housesitter required profile)

Housesitter and Author, AussieWendy aka IrishRover wandering the World for 10 years house sitting

Many thanks for passing on the query from Glen McPhee, a distant relative who was trying to reconnect with me. You found the right Wendy Mills.

I am still wandering the world housesitting. I have just done sits in Scotland, Yorkshire, Wales, and now in Sweden for three months. I still love this after ten years.

I have not been able to find a publisher for my 'How To' book on Housesitting, which is disappointing, becausd I tell at least three people every day about what I do, and pass on your web site. If you have any bright ideas about publishing, I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for your help,... AussieWendy

Profile for Housesitter and Author, AussieWendy aka IrishRover

South East London homeowner returns to spotless house and 4 happy cats

I would like to leave feedback for house sitter username Woodvale.

"I’ve recently selected House sitter, username Woodvale to look after my house and four cats while I was on holiday and I was extremely pleased with the quality of service received. Woodvale is reliable, professional and extremely tidy.

I have used several times as I travel frequently and Woodvale has proved to be the best housesitter so far ­ Upon my return home I was delighted with the condition of my house: it was a pleasure to return from vacation and find a spotless house and 4 happy cats. Woodvale is a keen animal lover and took great care of my pets.

Letting someone you don't know into your home to look after can be unsettling and I highly recommend Woodvale for providing me with peace of mind."

Thanks again and best wishes,
Silvia (username silviam)

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Housecarers Ed: Semi-retired Housesitter Woodvale is an active woman in very good health, and visits London twice a year for stays of a few weeks to spend time with her daughter's family.

Homeowners find fabulous Simple Solution (for the fourth time) to commom pet/home owner Dilema for their home near Historic Goldmining towns, Traralgon, Gippsland VIC

Thankyou so much for this fabulous service!!!!

We have now arranged our ... 4th! ... sitter through this service. All have been fantastic and we look forward to our newest sitter caring for our house and animals.How wonderful to be able to go on a trip and know your home is safe and in good hands and your pets are getting the love and attention they are used to receiving. and its all so simple to do.

THANKYOU.... username Setabnor

House Sitter found for housesit Historic Traralgon, Gippsland VIC

History and attractions of Traralgon

House Sitting Artist's Life is changed through Housesitting - and finds a new Freedom through nomadic Lifestyle

I have found your site incredibly effective. Your automatic notifications are excellent. It has changed our lives and given us a new freedom through house sitting. We never were materialistic people and this allows us to live a nomadic lifestyle as well as contributing through caring for someone else's possessions and pets.

The housesits include - 2 in Canberra for 7 weeks, 2 out near Wagga for a total of 9 months (on beautiful properties)We had other choices also.

Thanks again, your site is very well designed

Thanks Colin

PS Please have a look at my main site and be very tempted
Some of Colin's Work

View house sitter profile for Artist UserName = Seaart

Homeowners from Historic, St Augustine (oldest city in USA) Florida find fabulous, immaculate house sitters.

This is a wonderful service. My husband and I have used it twice and have had excellent results. Most recently we hadTom & Judy - House sitters' Username Handynhearty stay in our home in St. Augustine, Fl. for two weeks.

Ed: Historic St. Augustine is the oldest city in United States

They were fabulous and loved St. Augustine so much they are thinking of moving here. They left before we arrived back home but left the house in immaculate shape and also left a wonderful note. I would highly recommend them as house sitters.

We hope we see them again in St. Augustine, possibly as neighbors. Thanks so much Tom & Judy!

... Judith

Profile for Homeowners judith349 Housesit filled - The Shores, St. Augustine, Florida

Winterize house? - a lot of work - see article below - better get a housesitter

There is a lot of work in preparing a house to be empty - eg Going to Florida... better solution get a House Sitter... Added security ... and what if a pipe bursts, while you are sunning in Florida - the sitter will be on hand.


Retired House Sitter NiftyNana sees interesting places across Australia, while Writing

My House-sits have been the best experience & I have made new friends as a result. My first was at Glenugie NSW near Grafton on 25 acres for 2 months, next Kooralbyn on the Scenic Rim there for 5 weeks, after that Townsville for 3.5 weeks, Kingscliffe for 1 week, then Blackbutt, Newcastle coming up. During May, June & part of July I'm house-sitting for friends in NZ. So nothing planned after that, I don't want to commit too far ahead.

My reasons for wanting this experience are.... I am now retired, so free to get about & see other places which are of interest to me, also I do a bit of writing so I'm not bothered by all the distractions of being at home.

The great thing for me is that I don't need to do this for financial reasons ., therefore I go when & where I choose, & really appreciate my home more when I return.

I find the home owners are so grateful & accommodating which in itself is rewarding & I feel I'm providing a service, to me it is a reciprocal arrangement that benefits both parties.

Ruth (NiftyNanna)

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Rotorua, NZ homeowners returns to spotless home, cats all happy, and extra plants in the garden

Thank you so much for your service.

I had House sitters Jocelyn - J552712 (retired New Zealand couple) Stay and take care of my home which included my 3 cats and 3 gold fish.

What a wonderful lady so caring and spotless. I cant say enought about Jocelyn.

If anyone is wanting a house sitter Jocelyn is the one to have.
This was my first time using a house sitter and would gladly use her again.

I came home after being away for nearly a month to find a spotless home cats all happy and extra plants in the garden. I can see she puts a lot of care into her work.

Once again thanks so much Jocelyn I would be very happy to give this lady a glowing reference anytime.

... Fluffydowns - Rotorua NZ

House Sitter filled ad for Rotorua Homeonwer Fluffydowns

Housesitting Hannah finds great opportunities to see more of USA, having a blast in Northern Cascades

Hannah Brooks

On my first house sit(that I found through housecarers) in the Northern cascades! Having a blast and can't wait for the second one at the end of January!

Great news. What a great way to see this part of the country rent-free. Where is you next housesit?

Hannah Brooks
Idaho for 2 months. And already speaking with homeowners about this coming summer. Thanks for creating such a great opportunity!


Just including the link to your housecarers profile:

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Canadian House Sitter Mary-jane finds Adventure around Canada

HI there - just thought I'd let you know that I've done two house sits since November. One in Penticton and one in Calgary thanks to this website.

I am about to do one on Pender Island for 3 weeks in February and then one in March-April in Naramata BC for friends.

I am on CPP Disability and this is getting me out of the house and allowing me some adventure.

Thank you. Mary-jane

View house sit profile for Canadian House Sitter Mary-jane - username maaavelous

Sara shares her housesitting lifestyle: - house sits for 2 years in Melbourne VIC

I joined two years ago. Since then I have house sat twice - for the same people - once for six weeks, once for two years. I am now responding to other housesits (as this one comes to a close).

This experience has been great and I've had really nice feedback from the home owners of recent housesits I've applied to - I haven't been able to make a match yet re. dates and location but I will keep looking - even if it is just for 'holiday' house sits rather than being main place of living.

I do it for a number of reasons:

1. I was looking for ways to be able to make the time and
space to do part time study - by house sitting I could continue to work part time plus I had a lot of peace and quiet to study - it has been invaluable for that.

2. But I also did it because I have an
interest in alternative ways of living. I grew a vege garden, joined a vegie swap, took public transport or bike as often as possible, I picked and preserved the produce from the garden trees on the property I looked after... None of these I did 100%, or particularly well (re.vege garden), but the idea was to try and see what is possible - how you can approach work differently - ie. when I had dry patches of work (because I'm a casual) I put time into the property or preserving
something for the home owners. This isn't a a plug for a fantasy hippy lifestyle (it could start reading like that) - I am always aware that I wouldn't be able to do this if other people weren't working in the system fulltime with a house and a mortgage as a result - I just wanted to explore what is possible.

View Sara's house sitter profile for housesitting Melbourne VIC

Homeowner solves their most critical problem - Queanbeyan , Canberra ACT

"Hello there Success! Success! Success!
This is an excellent service. We were having a nervous breakdown just over a week ago. The house sitter we had lined up cancelled at this late stage - our holiday is in March/April. We found your website and we have already interviewed three excellent candidates and have selected our house sitter. Anyone of them would have been suitable. I will do my housekeeping and suspend our present membership later on today... Albert
" (username magenta17)

View housesitter found profile - Problem solved for Queanbeyan , Canberra ACT homeowner with easy to care for cat and two small dogs