House sitting is arranging for someone to live in your home while you are away. In exchange for free accommodations, the house sitter will perform specified duties to care for your home and pets.
Refer to our standard Housesitting Guide to learn the basic expectations of a typical house sitting situation.
House Sitting is very established in Sydney, Australia and is growing at 15% per year. Live in housesitters answers many concerns for absent home owners.
At Housecarers.com, we have researched the standard practice of house sitting and created acceptable guidelines to help our members make informed decisions.
Ironically, people become tied to their homes by the same responsibilities that they are trying to escape through vacation or employment leave. It's a discouraging circle. Additionally, many people fail to consider the simple fact that an occupied home is a safe home.
Security for your residence, animal care and garden maintenance are critical concerns when you are away on vacation. The same concerns apply to absences due to business trips, job transfers or posting overseas.
You will return. However you want to be sure that you home is in the same condition as when you left it. You can't always takes your pets with you. This especially applies if you are posted to another country. We can match you with people who provide you with the perfect solutions.
People who can help fall into various categories. They may be renovating their own residence and need somewhere to stay. Many people are looking for a way to save for their own place. Some people are posted to a new area. They want to try out an area before they commit to purchase.
HouseCarers.com provides the environment for the win win. We provide a secure environment. Members communicate without revealing their identity. Our internal message system only identifies members by their chosen user names. Email addresses and other personal details are not disclosed. We provide personal match lists to help choose the right candidate.
Caring for a place is a win for both home owners and house sitters. Many retirees look for opportunities to stay in different cities to experience the countryside. They may also want to visit their family. These days families are spread out across the country and the globe.
You can choose to be alerted of new housesitter members in your area. This means you don't have to keep checking the web site. The email alert will let you know when there is a match in your area.
Another opportunity is holiday travel. Recently we had a house sitting opportunity available in Nice, South France. The owner of this three bedroom apartment was looking for someone to mind her two cats. The apartment was five minutes from the beach and train station This proved to be a perfect for a mature fifty year old student studying in London. She was a previous cat owner and wanted to experience the south of France in summer.