Keeping Pets out of Boarding Kennels, Safeguarding Homes, Fulfilling Travel Dreams, and Facilitating Friendships since October 2000
History and Vision
HouseCarers Launched the first World-Wide Houses Sitting Membership Site, in October 2000. See us in the TheWayBackMachine Internet Archive.
After 21 years we are even more Passionate about promoting this opportunity, changing lives worldwide - View Recent life-changing stories
Join fellow Global Citizens, Fulfilling their travel Dreams, OR free yourself, from the burden and responsibilities of home, and pet ownership for a while for your well-earned trip away. This unbelievable opportunity, unheard by many, seems "too good to be true" - but it is!
Housecarers Founder Ian White Shares with Long time housecarers.com member Dr. Maureen Murphy, who spends 95 percent of her time staying in other people's houses.
We listen to our Members (21 years of "I hear you"), to constantly improve the matching experience, making Housecarers a Friendly and Safe place to explore both sides of the House-Sitting equation. We have not arrived. We recognise there is always, room for Improvement.
We believe in
Fairness, Compassion, Courtesy, Integrity, Excitement, Openness, Friendship, Community, and Fun.
We will never lose the personal touch and, are eager to guide you along the way. Helping each other out is a welcome change to self-interest. Our members lives are enriched as Sitters and Homeowners make the fair exchange in the HouseCarers Community.
An occupied home is a safer home when you are away. And your pets are happier at home with their environment and routines intact.
They can stay and Play when you're away. Founder Ian White, house sitting in Jewells, NSW, Australia
We may not be the largest (we can claim to be the first!), but we have loyal Homeowners returning year after year. We have low overheads, and a worldwide network of Instigators, Partners and Helpers who get things done. We are not pressured in outlaying big marketing budgets to sign up more-and-more House sitters, or impress with fancy expensive office space. We are proud to be debt free!
We keep the balance right, so Homeowners are not inundated by applications. Quality not volume!
Our House Sitters tell us, they have Good Success by following our Guides. They find a whole new world of travel experiences, that they may not have been able to afford. We are more like a Housesitting Family than a Corporation.
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Owner and Founder
Housecarers.com was founded by Ian White in October 2000, then in Narrabeen NSW Australia. After a long career in Marketing and Information Technology Ian was looking for a break from the corporate Rat Race. A colleague told him of an expensive entry in a printed House Sitting Directory that did not pay off.
Ian then Pioneered the Internet's first World Wide House Sitting Membership site; securely matching House Sitters with Home and Pet owners.View Ian White's LinkedIn profile
We are an Australian Private company, Access 2000 Pty Ltd, Trading as Housecarers House and Pet Sitting Directory our ABN is 68 069 547 119 established, 2000
View ASIC Company History est. 2000
Access 2000 Pty Ltd trading as HouseCarers House Sitters and Pet Sitters Directory
8 Barr St Merewether NSW 2291 Australia
Phone: +61 1800 550 059
Let our Advanced Matching system, developed from 21 years (est. October 2000) of customer feedback do the work for you