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Had a great time!
Hi, We have really enjoyed being on house sit
world and tell all our friends about it.
Our last housesit was for four months last summer in Marxequiera, Spain,
caring for a lovely villa, fruit gardens, pool and 'Biggles' a wonderful
tabby cat with attitude!
The Guardian - A surprising number of householders worldwide will
let you live in their home for nothing while they are away. House-sitting
is completely one-way - you don't have to offer yours in exchange - and it
is becoming a global phenomenon. Housesitworld.com is the place to go,
either to advertise for a sitter or to find somewhere to live rent-free
around the globe...
From Cardiff to Edinburgh, London to
Belfast, York to Glasgow, Sussex to Surrey - House minders wanted for
house and pet sitting in all areas of London, England, Scotland, Wales,
National and 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, house and pet sitting has become a two-fold benefit.
Travellers can house sit 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 housesitter mind their own home gives the peace of mind that is so necessary for a happy holiday - the pets are being looked after in their own home, the mail collected, and lawn maintained.
Thanks to the universal reach of the internet, Housesitting Worldwide is able to cover all international areas without having to open a physical office in every city. We've had successful house and pet sitters in all areas of United Kingdom - London, Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
Register now for sitting so owners know that you are available - sitters wanted London and all areas of UK
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Housesitters are ordinary people just like you - from all walks of life and available for all sorts of reasons. Some are saving for a home, renovating their property, moving to a new area, re-establishing their lives, travelling with their own pets or wishing to save on motels or simply needing a break from the mobile home while touring. They range from young singles or couples to families to retirees, from professionals to home makers and all offer something different - as the home owners also have different and varying needs. No one "type" makes the "perfect sitter" for every situation.
The house sitter is
expected to look after the home owners home as if it were their own - providing
"lived-in" security, mowing lawns, maintaining gardens, collecting and
forwarding mail, caring for pets and generally keeping the home neat and tidy.
House sitters would generally be responsible for their own food, telephone and utility use. Whilst most agreements would be in exchange for free rent, some sitters may offer more of a formal caretaker role or perform other agreed extra duties in exchange for an agreed fee. This is totally up to the home owner and the sitter and should be agreed to in writing before commencing duties. (Remember, a house sitter is not expecting to work on your property full time but is looking for a genuine "home" to live in, with it's normal attendant responsibilities - House sitting should be a mutually beneficial arrangement)
Security - Whilst a house sitter can provide lived-in security for your
property while you're away, it is the responsibility of the home owner to ensure
adequate home and
contents insurance coverage is maintained.
It is also the home owners responsibility to check the bona fides of the sitter. Apart from checking referees, an interview should be conducted and prospective sitters introduced to your pets to check compatibility. This would also be a good time to introduce your neighbours - this helps the sitter learn the environment and feel more comfortable in strange surroundings and, by bringing your friendly neighbours into the background, acts as a semi backstop for both parties. Requesting a police clearance and considering the lodgement of a bond is also a good idea.
See also "Agreements" below.
Finding prospective sitters - Home owners can peruse our database of
available sitters for FREE and make selections at the time they start looking.
Simply click on "find a sitter".
Type your location into the search box to see a list of available house sitters.
Click on their link to read more about the sitters.
Should you not be able to find anyone suitable for house sitting, we will run your "sitter wanted" ad for free.
Registering as available for house sitting. The wording
of your ad needs careful consideration as you will need to
convince the home
owner that you will be suitable to mind their home
while they are away - say the
obvious like, if you have experience, say so, if you can provide references,
have a history with animals or other desirable skills, say so. Be honest, say a
little about yourself, why you wish to be a house sitter and why the home owner
should choose you ahead of others available.
To register, follow the links to "register as a sitter", complete the registration form and you will be included in our on-line database for up to 12 months. Home owners looking for a sitter will then know you are available and be able to contact you to arrange an interview.
How much does it
To find a house sitter is free.
To register as available for sitting - some areas are free, some require a small fee, eg USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Australia all require one small fee for a 12 month listing - one fee only - for as many areas and country's as you like.
Fees are; US$40- or CAN$50- or EURO30- or GBP20- or AUD50-.
Should you need to change your details, please use our "change details" form on our site - there is no charge for this.
long before you get a sit - we have had successes within 24 hours however
the average is some sort of response within 2-3 weeks - the earlier you register
as available, the greater your chances.
Please keep us informed of your up to date availability as it's free to update your details with new areas and dates once you have something.
How long do sits last - we have had sitters gain positions lasting from 1 week to 3 years with the average being 2-3 months - most sits fall in the range 1-6 months.
Articles & Experiences
Many home owners and home minders have forwarded their sitting experiences, well worth reading should you be considering house minding as a lifestyle choice or simply for a unique holiday experience.
A month sitting in Tuscany
For those who missed our few moments of fame on TV
Useful links for house and pets sitters International
We recommend World Nomads for
Australia to London
(Have since returned to
London for a repeat house sit, then two sits in Perth, West Australia
Housesitting London and Worldwide
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