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An international house sitting service for UK house sitters since 1999.
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Home Minders available
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London and UK
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Worldwide (apart from Australia which is here)

House Sitting London

and all UK - Scotland Wales England Northern Ireland

House sitters wanted for House sitting London, Greater London area,
All England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, UK.

Short term special
FREE house sitter ads

For both home owners and house sitters - Free ads
Home owners can find sitters for free or place a free sitters wanted ad
Sitters may register free ads as available for UK
(
type "Special" in payment section)

For short time only, sitters can advertise for FREE that they are available in UK.

House sitters may register their services as available for house sitting jobs or pet sitting in London or anywhere in UK. One registration for as many areas as you like throughout London CBD, Greater London, all England, Scotland, Wales, United Kingdom.
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 their home.
Many owners do prefer to use registered 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.

Home owners may list sitters wanted ads for FREE throughout all UK.
Free listing for 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.

Home owners, have housesitters look after your home & pets while away,
mow the lawn, collect your mail, walk your dog.

In return, home minders gain free accommodation.
Benefits everyone !

House sitting UK

House sitters Available - for London and All United Kingdom
  • Find Registered House sitters who are available to look after your home in London or any England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland areas throughout UK.
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    House sitters available
    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 here
    to find short term or long term sitters available in your area.
House Sitters Wanted - throughout all UK
  • From home owners needing House sitters to look after their homes in all areas of London, England, 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 housesitter.
    Most owners 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 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, etc..
    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'.
Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted ad
House 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 months.
No fee to change or update your house minding details.
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
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 looking.
 

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.

Llangollen - House sitting Wales
 

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, Cyprus

 

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.

 
More Home minding Testimonials from both owners and sitters
Housesitters - 10 Years experience - to UK, Europe, USA, Canada
London Housesitters - Australia to London (twice)
Housesitting UK to Australia - from home owner
Housesitter USA - London to Montana USA
House minding Scotland by sitters from South africa.


Marlow and Thames - House sitting England
 

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.

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Housesitting Article The Irish Times
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Housesitter Article Extract from THE SUNDAY MAIL
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For those who missed our few moments of fame
on TV

Edinburgh Scotland - House sitting scotland

House sitters London

House sitters UK

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, Ireland.
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.
Bath England - House sitting England

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

This page for Home minding London, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, all United Kingdom.
You may also check for house sitting in -
House sitting France

House sitting Italy
House sitting Spain
House sitting Europe
House sitting USA

House sitting Canada
House sitting Australia
House sitting International

House sitters London on Facebook HousePetSitting
Limerick - House sitting Ireland

What is House sitting?
Housesitting 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 house sitters 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 - House sitting 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 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 to house sit

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 cost?

How much does it cost?
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?

How 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.

Sitting 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

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For those who missed our few moments of fame on
TV
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Useful links for house and pets sitters International
We recommend World Nomads for
Travel Insurance
 


 

Australia to London
We wanted to give you some feedback on our first London house sitting experience.
We spent a great month in a beautiful terrace house only minutes from the heart of London.
Knowing that this would be our first visit to London, our very generous home owners offered us lots of advice on must see places to visit as well as very practical information covering everything from the best places to shop, to leaving us local maps and timetables for the bus and tube.
Our lovely 1800's house was in a very quiet street, only a few minutes walk from public transport and a very busy and vibrant high street. It had everything that we needed and more. The river Thames and beautiful parks were only a few blocks away. While we were there in March the daffodils and tulips were just coming into bloom. beautiful !!!
The transport system in London is so easy and efficient that on most days we travelled into the city visiting museums and galleries. As well as seeing lots of the iconic London tourist attractions.
During our stay in Putney we discovered great local restaurants and cafes. Our favourite curry place 'Allens' was visited regularly.
We found the experience of living in a London home and feeling part of the community was a very relaxed way of visiting a wonderful city.
We greatly enjoyed our first housesitting experience and are looking forward to doing many more.
Thanks again Danny for all of your help and congratulations on a great site.
 
Best wishes, Angela and Gary

(Have since returned to London for a repeat house sit, then two sits in Perth, West Australia
and now starting a second house sit in Brisbane Queensland...)

 

Helpful Links

News, Sport, Weather - from BBC Online
News, Sport, weather - From BBC Online

News, Sport, Weather from Teletext.
News, Sport, weather - From Teletext 

 

Holiday cottages UK
The widest choice of quality holiday cottages with over 20,000 properties throughout the UK and Ireland. Book direct with the owners and save up to 30%.
Includes online search.

 

Pet Portraits
by UK based pet portrait artist Karie-Ann Cooper:
 Stunning dog portraits, cat portraits, horse portraits and wildlife art
 in wonderful detail by talented animal portraits artist

 

InLondon.com
Your Guide to Living and Working in the Capital

 

www.visitbritain.com and www.ukgrapevine.com
useful websites for people planning to move to the UK, the latter being great for independent travellers.

 

Housesitting services
We wait for you provide house-sitters services and housesitting jobs. We wait for your deliveries, plumbers and engineers in and outside of London. We save you time, money and inconvenience.

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