Welcome to Mindahome UK

The House Sitting service matching owners with house sitters across the United Kingdom

Welcome

House sitting is an increasingly popular solution for people who need to take an extended trip away and are concerned for the security of their property and welfare of their pets. At Mindahome our simple one step process makes it easy for pet and home owner’s to find their perfect live in house sitter or pet sitter, not only providing them with peace of mind but also saving them the cost of expensive kennels.

House sitting is also ideal for people able to travel as house sitters. They can use the site to find house sitting positions and experience different parts of the country saving on accommodation costs. In many cases they can enjoy the company of a variety of animals while their owners are relaxing and enjoying their trip away without worrying about their pets or property. To read more about the many advantages of house sitting please click here.

What is House Sitting?

What happens to your home when you need to be away for a time? It could be for that holiday you've always dreamed of and now have a chance to take, a business trip or even a sudden family emergency. You'll need to make sure that your home stays safe and secure. If you own a pet, it has to be taken care of, too. This is often quite a challenge.

An ideal solution is to engage the services of a house sitter. It's a no-expense way to get 24/7 care for your property and pet. A house sitter will look after your home in exchange for free accommodations. You get the service and the sitter gets a decent, comfortable to stay in without having to pay for hotel bills.

In addition to keeping your house safe and making sure it's spic and span, a house sitter also takes care of your other everyday tasks. This includes mowing the lawn and tending the garden, receiving mail and packages, and doing minor repairs. To outsiders this makes your house look like you've never left and discourages thieves on the prowl for vacant homes. Insurance firms often give preferential treatment to homes that use house sitters because it reduces claims due to burglary and accidents.

Home owners with pets find house sitters especially useful. While you're away your pet needs extra special care, and keeping the pet at home keeps it from feeling abandoned and neglected. A dog kennel or cattery will only upset the pet and expose it to unnecessary risks. A pet sitter, on the other hand, can make sure your pet continues to enjoy the comforts of home while you're not around.

House sitters generally have the experience that comes from taking care of their own homes. They know how important a good house sitter is. This often leads to a long-lasting relationship between the homeowner and sitter, resulting in a homeowner repeatedly engaging the services of a house sitter he or she is familiar with.

Benefits for the Home Owner

The most important benefit of house sitting is the peace of mind it gives the homeowner who's away on a trip. House sitting spares the homeowner from having to worry about the security of the home or the safety and care of a pet. This enables the homeowner to focus on the job during a trip, or to completely relax and enjoy a much-needed vacation.

But house sitting doesn't end with keeping a house safe and looking after a pet. The house sitter steps into your shoes as a home and pet owner, neighbour, and member of the community, making sure all your obligations are met while you're not around.

When you have to leave home for a time, here are some compelling reasons to engage the services of a house sitter.

  • You employ the house sitter, after careful screening, and acquire his or her services at no cost in exchange for free lodging in your home. Many people do house sitting on a regular basis becoming experts at looking after many types of homes under all sorts of circumstances. They're determined to do a good job so you can hire them again, or recommend them to friends and acquaintances.
  • A house sitter gives your pet the best possible care. A pet that's checked-in to a kennel or cattery can get very lonely and distressed, getting into fights with other pets, or becoming contaminated by various diseases. Besides, a kennel or cattery can be rather expensive. Under a pet sitter's care your pet stays at home where it is comfortable and relaxed, reducing its feeling of loneliness.
  • A house sitter can lower home insurance premiums. A house that's left alone is exposed to burglars, accidental fires, floods and other natural disasters. That's why insurance companies frequently give lower premium rates for homes that engage the services of a house sitter.
  • Regular tasks are attended to when you have a house sitter. Chores like receiving mail and packages, answering phone calls, handling payment of utility bills, taking care of the garden, cleaning the pool, and many others are part and parcel of a house sitter's job. All you need to do is agree on the tasks and they're taken care of in your absence.
  • You're always just a call away from your house sitter. With today's mobile phones and computers you can keep in touch with your house sitter as often and as frequently as you need in order to keep your mind at ease. The house sitter can call you whenever any special matters crop up, send you videos or photos of your pet, relay special requests, and keep you up-to-date on how things are going with your home, pet and neighbourhood. It's the next best thing to not leaving at all.

Benefits for the House Sitter

  • House sitting is a wonderful way to travel to distant cities and countries without spending for hotel rooms or apartments. It helps you use your travel budget better to enjoy your stay by exploring the area, making friends in new places, and living life the way the locals live it.
  • With house sitting you get to live for free in a decent, comfortable home without having to worry about hotel bills or apartment rentals. When you live in a home, you set your own pace and make your own schedule for the day. This enables you to adjust your activities so you can participate in and experience the local happenings.
  • Especially if you have a pet of your own, house sitting a home with a pet will help you cope with feeling lonesome. Pet sitting gives you the chance to meet other pet owners, and widens your choice of house sitting jobs that you can apply for.
  • House sitting helps you cut down on food expenses. A house sitting assignment includes free use of the home's kitchen to prepare your meals. This saves you from having to eat in restaurants or fast food joints all the time. You can shop in local markets and cook the food you want, exactly the way you want it, without having to spend a lot of money.
  • For temporary stays, house sitting is an excellent choice. While you're in between homes, or if you're planning to relocate to another city, a house sitting job is a great way to get free accommodations. You can also take a house sitting job while sizing up a new location before permanently settling down there.

Latest Home Owners

House sitting job in Curdridge, South East England

Curdridge, South East England

18 July 2016 - 14 days

Country house with 2 Newfoundlands , horses , birds and a cat. The ponies will be cared for daily by a friend who rides with me
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House sitting job in Weston Super Mare, South West England

Weston Super Mare, South West England

2 July 2016 - 7 days

1 bed end of terrace, located by fields. Collie has two meals a day at least one walk a day and please do not leave him more than 3-4 hours.
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House sitting job in Stourport On Severn, West Midlands

Stourport On Severn, West Midlands

9 July 2016 - 23 days

HI WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE/PET SITTER FROM 9TH JULY UNTIL 1ST AUGUST WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE PLEASE
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House sitting job in Rotherham, Yorkshire and the Humber

Rotherham, Yorkshire and the Humber

23 July 2016 - 7 days

We have a small menagerie which includes 4 chickens, 4 rabbits,1 guinea pig, 2 African grey parrots ,1 fish,6 tortoises, 13 dogs . We just need someone to stay and care for them for a week , to feed them , keep them clean . Please can you help, thank you
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House sitting job in Topsham, South West England

Topsham, South West England

1 July 2016 - 14 days

Hi! We are looking for someone who could look after our pets from 2nd to 15th July 2016 when we'll go to Spain on holidays. Our dog, Yuca, is a 14 years old medium-size well behaved female dog, she has arthritis so not long walks needed, only a 30 min walk in the morning and 2 short toilet breaks. And Gatti is a 6 years old female cat, she could be very shy when she meet you the very first time, but she would be fine in a couple of days. Both need to be fed morning and evening with can...
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House sitting job in Stevenage, East of England

Stevenage, East of England

29 September 2016 - 9 days

I am looking for a house sitter to sit with my 2 fury babies, elderly Border Collies, from 29/9/16 for 10 days. They do not need walking as they are elderly, just need love and care and play with them in the garden. They love a brush and just play with the frisbie and, they will be happy. I have a home, with WiFi, Sky etc, and would prefer someone who is experienced with collies. Help yourself to my freezer full of food, and reasonable expenses would be paid. I am located within a 5...
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: readytosit24/7

readytosit24/7

I am a 64 year old educated woman who is young at heart and still full of energy. I am retired but help my son with the administration of his business. I go to France at leisure to visit my family and lead a freestyle life since I am retired. I like reading, the theatre, I am also a christian and devote a great deal of my time helping out missionaries and evangelists abroad, mainly with financial support. My 33 y.o. son and I share a shouse in Molesey Surrey. My last two cats were Moumousse...
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House Sitter: Clean, tidy, animal loving house sitter

Clean, tidy, animal loving house sitter

We are a family in between houses looking for a house sit from 24th June until the end of July. Experienced with all animals including cats, dogs, small rodents and horses. Mother used to be a landscape gardener so we can also keep your garden in check while you're on holiday!
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House Sitter: Maureen and Leo

Maureen and Leo

We are a professional, non-smoking couple, Maureen (65) and Leo (63), with many years' experience of house sitting and pet sitting (dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, tortoises, etc), excellent references and clean Police Checks. With a love of animals, we are kind, caring and considerate; clean and tidy and respectful of privacy and property. We live in the Maidstone area where we have friends and family. We are writers running a motoring and lifestyle website and are hoping to research and...
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House Sitter: Animal Mad

Animal Mad

I am a single lady who loves animals and nature. Working in the Child Care Industry currently. Enjoy reading, cinema, days out at the seaside and overseas holidays. Do not have own transport but am adept at using public transport to get around and explore around UK.
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House Sitter: Mature animal loving couple

Mature animal loving couple

We are a mature animal loving couple who love walking and travelling. Andy is a retired firefighter and I (Nikki) worked as an HR manager for Dorset County Council for 13 years. We have just spent a year travelling round Asia, Australia and New Zealand and now have the time to help others with their own travelling, providing a very personal hands on pet/home sitting service. Having grown up on a farm and both always having pets of our own we know how important they are and how stressful...
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House Sitter: Pumpkin Poodles

Pumpkin Poodles

Hello! I am a 30 year old animal lover! I myself have a beautiful cavapoo called Pumpkin, a cheeky cat called Kitty and a loveable horse called Bea. I love my animals and know how hard it can be to leave them behind. That is why I am pet sitting! I love animals and know how important they are to us! I am affectionate and loving and animals can sense that! The only request I have is that my beautiful Pumpkin can house sit with me...she never leaves my side! I look forward to hearing from you! x
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