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 Grimsby, Yorkshire and the Humber

Grimsby, Yorkshire and the Humber

31 August 2017 - 17 days

Converted stables (all on one floor), down private lane. House sit & look after & walk 2 dogs (very friendly Dobermanns)
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House sitting job in Holland Park, London

Holland Park, London

28 August 2017 - 7 days

We live in a specious family house with a small garden and a roof terrace near Holland Park. We have two 4 year old cockapoo sisters who are very loving and playful. They love to run in the park, play with us and cuddle with us. They even love sleeping with us and keep our feet warm.
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House sitting job in Green Street Green, Orpington, South East England

Green Street Green, Orpington, South East England

4 September 2017 - 7 days

We are looking for a house sitter to mind our lovely Burmese cat while we are away on holiday. He is very loving and affectionate and adores human attention. He has never been in a cattery and would be much happier at home. His name is Ziggy and is 13 young! We are opposite a church and lovely fields. We are 25 minutes from London on the train and 20 minutes drive to Bluewater shopping centre. Our village is set in lots of beautiful countryside with plenty of NT properties on the doorstep.
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House sitting job in Brede, Rye, South East England

Brede, Rye, South East England

13 September 2017 - 17 days

We have a 12yr old Golden Retriever who only needs very short walks due to stiff joints but he needs lots of cuddles! Our house is a 3 bedroomed Grade 2 listed cottage with an enclosed garden and driveway parking. Also have free wifi and Sky t.v. (complete package inc. sports) available. Pub is literally yards away but is a quiet local, no rowdiness etc. The picturesque village of Brede is about 10-15 minutes from the towns of Rye, Battle and Hastings and there are plenty of lovely...
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House sitting job in Bounds Green, London

Bounds Green, London

10 September 2017 - 7 days

We are a happy London family with 3 grown up children. We have a lovely home near the tube with a garden and spacious comfy rooms. We have two dogs Sid our rescue dog who is 10 and Nellie who is a foxipoo and is 8 months old and lively and fun. So you need to live dogs and have experience with dogs. We live ten minutes from a lovely park. We would like a dog sitter home sitter for our occasional holidays. Our housekeeper comes in three times a week giving you time to go out. We are 20...
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House sitting job in Norwich, East of England

Norwich, East of England

25 August 2017 - 7 days

I have a semi-detached house quite near the centre of Norwich but it is quiet here and very near to a river which is lovely and peaceful to walk along. I am looking for someone to be here to look after my very old (16), slightly wobbly but very gentle and loving lurcher. She is so old now that she doesn't really need walking but she does enjoy going out into the street and the nearby park for a sniff around. She is absolutely no trouble and spends her days happily pottering in and out of the...
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I (Sarah) am a 26 year old Australian who moved to London in January 2017. I am currently undertaking two internships at Amnesty International and Oxfam, and am looking to work in the international development sector. I love reading, travelling, animals and guacamole. My boyfriend Charlie has just graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in English Literature and Spanish. He loves books, travelling, sport (particularly football!), music, cooking and a good pun. Both my partner and I have...
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House Sitter: Aussie Sixty-somethings

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I am a lifelong animal lover, and a keen gardener. I have been a sitter for about five years now and I have also worked as a housekeeper and cared for friends houses and some holiday cottages so I can deal with all the practical aspects of caring for your home, and any emergencies. I always have tasks I'd like to do without the distractions in my own home, but hopefully with some animal companions. If I don't know about your particular pet,(I'm no expert on tarantulas), I'm happy to come and...
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House Sitter: OUTSTANDING REFERENCES: UK & Worldwide

OUTSTANDING REFERENCES: UK & Worldwide

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House Sitter: Perfect Pet Sitter

Perfect Pet Sitter

Hi! I am a 19 year old girl travelling around Europe solo from Australia. Currently I am in the UK and looking to stay here for quite a while and would love to be a house sitter! I have had extensive experience in caring for animals and pets as I have been around them my entire life. I am friendly, reliable, trustworthy and more than happy to do whatever tasks you give me. :)
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