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Thanks to the universal reach of the internet, Home and Housesitting Worldwide is able to cover all international areas without having to open a physical office in every city. We've had successful sitters in all areas USA - and worldwide
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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. House sitters 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.
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.
Finding a house sitter
Finding prospective sitters - Home owners can peruse our database of
available house 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.
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.
How much does it cost?
How much does it
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 for house sitting, the greater your chances.
How long do sits last?
How long do sits last - we have had house sitters gain positions lasting from 1 week to 3 years with the average being 2-3 months - most house sitting positions fall in the range 1-6 months.
Articles & Experiences
Our Story as International
Professional House Sitters
Who would have thought, back in 2000 when
Alan decided it was time to take an early retirement at 61, when I
suggested we try House Sitting as a way of alternative travel that we
would still be enjoying the adventure some nine years later as well as
having advanced bookings anywhere between 12 to 24 months all the
time……currently our bookings are now to mid 2012 with a few gaps for more
house sits, a cruise or two or three and some time in Europe! Yep! SKIN
(spending kids’ inheritance NOW) is our aim, should there be anything left
when we are gone – it will be pure bad management on our part – of course
the stock market seems to have the same agenda up and down again!!
Our three month
house sit in Denver, Colorado, USA
was an experience of a life time.
Friends often ask if we ever get a house
sit that we would rather not do or is horrible………the answer is NO….for a
start we do not look for the ones that want you to work in lieu, and folk
who want a sitter have pride in their home and their precious pets so
spoilt that they would not cope with extended times in kennels let a lone
the cost. 90% of the time we look for long term house sits of 3 months and
longer and the folk wanting sitters for this length of time generally plan
a long way ahead and this allows us to talk to these folk on a regular
basis….email and digital cameras…..how did we get by without them for four
decades……we ask for a photo of their home with some inside shots, our
hosts and the precious pets, we send our resume with our photo and
references……..so by the time we meet we almost know one another and it is
like meeting up with ‘friends’. The main reason folk require house sitters
is primarily for their precious spoilt pets and secondly security for
their homes…..our hosts come home from a wonderful holiday to a fresh
clean home, maintained garden, contented pets and a home cooked meal……how
good is that!!