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House sitting

Where to find house sitters, house carers and home minders for short or long term house sitting in London, France, Italy, Spain, Europe, USA, Canada, America.

A FREE service for home owners looking for house and pet minders.
Home owners may place a FREE sitters wanted ad
or search through the lists of available registered sitters
 for carers that are available in their area.

House and pet sitters may register for housesitting in all areas -
Short term or long term housesitting, abroad or at home.
FREE registration as available for sitting in UK, USA, Canada for short time
Just place "Special" in payment section.
( A fee still applies for Europe and Australia )

Sitters wanted for Caretaker and Home minding jobs in UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, London, Paris, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Canada, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand.
- one listing for as many areas as you like for a full year !

Most owners do prefer to use registered sitters and pre-select who they think will best meet their needs at the time they start looking. So please, do take a little care over what your description says about you. Present yourself along the lines of what you would look for in a sitter for your own home, including any relevant experience or skills with home minding or pet and garden care. Remember, owners choose who they think will best meet their needs.

We also welcome feedback via Facebook

I registered with HousesitWorld on March 9th thinking... is this really possible... sounds too good to be true! is possible.........on April 2nd I was contacted by a family in Vence, France and now...I am off to France for 1 year!!!!!
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!
I Will check back in a year. Au revoir pour maintenant!
Mary, housesitter from Canada to France

Burano, Italy, whilst housesitters looked after our home and pets

House sitters

An international house and pet sitting service for all city and country areas.
International travel options are huge with so many places to visit, things to see and experience, and with modern-day travellers having a little more time to enjoy each area, short term or long term sitting has become a two-fold benefit.

Travellers can look after someone else's home as an affordable means of accommodation, giving them potentially longer to explore and enjoy an area at a more leisurely pace.

And, while they're away, having a sitter live in their own home gives home owners the peace of mind so necessary for a happy holiday - the pets are being looked after in their own home, the mail collected, lawns mowed and that lived-in security maintained.

Housesitting can be a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the home owner and the carer with sitters wanted in both city and rural locations all around the world.

Hint - Don't get buried in the crowd - help your ad stand out
by including some example city and area names for each country.
More owners will see your details and consider if you meet their needs when they pre-screen from the lists of registered sitters.
Also comment on any experience you may have with home care and looking after gardens and pets.


House sitting international

USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Africa, South America, Central America, Pacific, Australia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, all International areas, long term or short term, local or abroad.
(Housesitters Australia on separate site)

House sitters Available
  • Sitters available for housesitting and pet minding
    Home Owners, search here for housesitters registered as available for sitting
    Registered carers who are available to look after your home and pets in any country, all International areas, both short term and long term
    This is sitters registered as available for house and pet sitting jobs.
    Owners looking for a home minder or pet carer will usually find someone suitable from these lists of registered sitters.
    Housesitting Australia has a separate site).
House sitters Wanted
  • House and pet carers needed by owners
    Sitters may check for sitters wanted ads from owners for all International areas.
    (Housesitters Australia has
    separate lists for each state on it's own site).
    These are ads from home owners needing carers to look after their homes or pets.
    most owners do prefer to use registered carers and will usually find someone suitable at the time they start looking, only needing to place sitters wanted ads if they cannot find anyone available for their area.
    Anyone looking for vacant home minding jobs may respond however most owners will be looking for experienced or registered carers.
Owners are welcome to place a free sitters wanted ad
Owners - List a sitters wanted ad for free, including your dates needed, city/area and country names, and a little about what you're looking for, eg a family, couple, or single, active or retired, etc. Do include whether your home is a farm, residence in town, apartment, close to beach, public transport, shops, facilities, etc. how many pets and what types and if you have a large or small garden. Generally give the sitter an idea of what you are looking for and offering in return.

Sitters - To register as available for housesitting jobs
Register for housesitting
One listing for ALL areas Worldwide for 12 months. But please, do list the places you are available for as your profile will then be viewed by many more owners rather than buried amongst all the others that say 'anywhere'.
No fee to change or update your details or availability.
(We do operate on a non-refund basis once your details have been listed).

Why Register?
Registering as available lets owners know who is actually available,
giving carers the opportunity to write a little about themselves and why the owners should select them for caring for their home and pets.
Some owners are happy to place sitter wanted ads however many prefer to use registered sitters and will find someone suitable from the list of those registered as available at the time they start looking.

Important - Ensure more owners see your details.
Even if you are available for anywhere, do include several example city and area names for each country - the more example city / area names included, the better as your details will then be seen by more owners rather than just listed with all the others that say "anywhere".

I have used housesitters every year; typically have them come when I am unable to use the property myself... Thanks for your flexibility. I am very happy with the people who have stayed in the house. No complaints at all.
I think your services is wonderful! It has been extremely helpful.
GRAZIE!! Stefano, Abruzzo - Italy


Had a great time!
Repeat housesitting in London for 6 weeks allowed us the time to see the sights at our leisure . . . took bus trips in different directions most days or stayed local as the mood took us . . . and having a sitter looking after our home in Australia meant a worry free holiday . . .
G and A, Australia to London, two years running.

London, England - time to see all the sights

... I have been successful in again finding housesitters,
 this time from North America ...
... last years' couple were gems and we are still in touch with them.
Best wishes, Mary and Peter, Granada, Spain.

A leisurely holiday San Francisco USA
More Testimonials from both owners and home minders

House sitting basics by Nora Dunn, a comprehensive guide for all sitters

The Guardian -
A surprising number of householders worldwide will let you live in their home for nothing while they are away. Housesitting is completely one-way - you don't have to offer yours in exchange - and it is becoming a global phenomenon. is the place to go, either to advertise for a sitter or to find somewhere to live rent-free around the globe...
Budget travel Article - The Guardian, England.
Housesitting Article The Irish Times
Extract from House minding article THE SUNDAY MAIL article

For those who missed our few moments of fame on TV - Video here

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International Housesitting

From one week to several months to a year or more, home minders can gain free holiday accommodation or extra time to immerse yourself in an area and culture. Or time and space for home renovation, work or study interstate or simply to help save for your own home.
One registration for house and pet sitting in all areas Worldwide.
For whatever reason, sitters can save $1,000's by living rent free!
Feedback from home owners and housesitters.

Are your home and contents safe?
Leave your pets in their normal home rather than going into kennels.
Have the lawn and garden maintained
Housesitters can provide that 'lived in' appearance, collect or forward your mail, exercise your dog, and keep your garden under control

Paris France - with time to enjoy all this great city has to offer.

Thanks to the universal reach of the internet, we are able to cover all international areas without having to open a physical office in every city. We've had successful sitters from New Zealand to London, Scotland to South Africa, Canada to Portugal, Italy to Greece, USA to Spain, France to Costa Rica and lots of house minding jobs in between.

What is Housesitting
How does it work
What are the costs
Home minders responsibilities
Duration of house-sits?
All these questions and more are answered here

Register now so owners know that you are available register
Or check our info pages for
home minding London and all UK or
Housesitting Europe which covers France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland.
House minding Canada and
Housesitters USA as well as
Central America,
South America,
Housesitters Australia
and also
South Africa
or any
International housesitting destination.

Travel Insurance

Sydney Australia, one of the worlds most beautiful harbours

House minding Experiences
Many housesitters and home owners have given feedback on their experiences as a lifestyle choice or simply for a unique holiday experience.
From sitting in Italy to
two years all over Australia, or International sitting from South Africa to Scotland to USA, or Europe from Switzerland to Italy. From a home minder in Tasmania and Canberra to experiences in Sydney Australia.
Feedback from home owners in Brisbane and Colorado USA as well as a sitter from London to Montana House minding USA.
Housesitters with 10 Years experience
in UK, Europe, USA, Canada and House caring USA, Canada, Switzerland by international house-sitters.
Three years sitting around Australia and House minding London where an Australian couple house sat in London two years running.
Housesitters Australia and Denver, Colorado, USA.
Home sitting Western Australia - from both minders and home owners.
An Australian home owner reports on successful arrangements made for carers from UK to Australia.
Argentina and Australia - reflections on Home minding by an experienced international traveller.
House minding over 4 years from New Zealand to Perth Australia and feedback from both owners and carers on Housesitting New Zealand to Sydney.
Short notes from long term
Housesitter Australia.
12 months Housesitting France from Canada and also family experiences  House minding France, Italy by carers from Canada to France & Italy.
And finally, repeat Housesitters New Zealand to Australia who have developed great friendships and more contacts than they can handle.

Ten years of home minding
Marg and Donal, from Melbourne Australia, recount some of their experiences from home minding all over... England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, America and Canada.


Rome, Italy whilst touring through Europe

House carers wanted for
house minding jobs ALL areas
for home minding, pet sitting,  farm sitting /
House minding Testimonials
Carers experiences
Housesitting Australia
Sitters for all areas in Australia
Housesitter Testimonials from sitters and owners around the world -
From Cyprus and
Sweden, Australia to Caribbean. Some staying in Italy and Germany, others from Colorado USA. Both owners and carers in France, United Kingdom and Spain, and many from New Zealand to London and also England to Australia.  Mexico, USA, Canada and even Switzerland all feature.
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