and all UK -
Scotland Wales England Northern Ireland
wanted for House and pet
Greater London area,
All England, Wales, Scotland,
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, UK.
FREE sitter wanted ads
For both Home Owners and Sitters
Home owners can find sitters for free or place a free
sitters wanted ad
Sitters may also register as available for
all UK areas for free
(type "Special" in payment section)
House sitters may register
their services as available
for house sitting jobs in
London or anywhere in UK.
One registration for as many areas as you like
throughout London CBD, Greater London, all England, Scotland, Wales,
Sitters may register
for short term or long term house and pet minding.
Registering as available lets you say why the owners should select you to look after
Many owners do prefer to use registered house sitters and pre-screen who they
think will best meet their needs before making contact, as not every
sitter will meet the needs of every home owner.
free house and pet sitters wanted
ads anywhere in England, Scotland,
Wales, all UK.
London, Glasgow, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Devon,
Sussex, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Cambridge, Kent, Surrey, anywhere United Kingdom.
Home owners may place FREE
sitters wanted UK ads here.
Having sitters look after your home & pets,
mow the lawn, collect your mail and walk your dog allows peace of mind
while you're away. In return, home minders gain free accommodation.
Benefits everyone !
House sitters UK
- for London and All United Kingdom
Registered House sitters who are available to look after your home in
London or any England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland areas
Find Sitters available here
This is Housesitters registered as available for
house and pet minding jobs.
Owners search for free.
Simply search by typing in your city or shire name
to find short term or long term sitters available
in your area.
House Sitters Wanted
- UK, throughout all England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland
Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted
From home owners needing House and pet sitters to look after
their homes in all areas of
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and All United Kingdom.
Sitters wanted ads
from owners needing sitters
- search for 'wanted'.
This is owners advertising they need a
do prefer registered sitters and will usually find someone suitable from
the list of available UK / London sitters at the time they start looking
- so when you register as available
for house sitting, do
write a little about why they should select you ahead of others,
including any relevant experience or skills you may have that the owner
will find desirable eg experience with caring for homes, gardens, pets,
And do include city / area / location names apart from just 'London' so
your details get viewed by more owners rather than being buried amongst
all the others that just say 'London'.
Sitters wanted London or anywhere throughout UK
Sitters - To register as
available for sitting jobs anywhere
Register for house sitting London or anywhere England,
Scotland, Wales, Ireland, all UK.
One small fee for ALL areas for up to 12
No fee to change or update your house minding details.
We do operate on a non-refund basis once your details have been listed.
Registering as available
lets owners know who
is actually available for house minding jobs and gives the sitters the opportunity to write a
little about themselves and why the owners should select them.
Some owners are happy to place wanted ads however many do prefer to
pre-screen who they think will best meet their needs and will find someone
suitable from the list of available sitters at the time they start
Had a great time!
Repeat London house sitting 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 housesitter
looking after our home in Australia meant a worry free holiday . . .
G and A, Australia to London.
Hi, We have really enjoyed being on house sit
world and tell all our friends about it.
We have been offered some lovely house sits but
most were when we were in Cyprus. ... Thank you for the wonderful service and for keeping in touch.
George & Irene, England to Australia, Canada, England, Spain, Portugal,
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!
Sandi & Ron, UK to Spain.
Home minding Testimonials from both owners
10 Years experience - to UK, Europe, USA, Canada
Housesitters - Australia to London (twice)
Housesitting UK to Australia
- from home owner
Housesitter USA - London to
House minding Scotland by sitters
from South africa.
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...
Home minding Article The Guardian, England.
The Irish Times
Housesitter Article Extract from THE SUNDAY MAIL
For those who missed our few moments of fame
House sitting London
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 house sitters 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
From Cardiff to Edinburgh, London to
Belfast, York to Glasgow, Sussex to Surrey - Home minders wanted for
house and pet sitting in all areas of London, England, Scotland, Wales,
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
Thanks to the universal
reach of the internet,
Housesitting Worldwide is able to cover all international
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 -
wanted London and all areas of UK
This page for Home
England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland,
all United Kingdom.
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What is House sitting?
has become very popular in recent times as a concept that is mutually
beneficial to both the home owner and the house sitter - The home owner gets
their home, pets and gardens cared for while they're away and the house sitter
gains rent free accommodation in return for minor household duties they would be
doing wherever they lived.
Who are House sitters?
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.
What do housesitters do?
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 - Housesitting should be a mutually beneficial arrangement)
Security and References
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 a house sitter
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 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 to house sit
Registering as available for housesitting. 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
How much does it cost?
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.
How long before you get a sit?
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?
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.
sitting in Tuscany
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