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 Strathpeffer, Scotland

Strathpeffer, Scotland

30 June 2017 - 14 days

Victorian Villa with stunning views down the Cromarty Firth. Duties comprise: Feeding & Walking our dog Bruce x2 times a day. Feeding & letting out our Persian cat Coco
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House sitting job in Eastwood, East Midlands

Eastwood, East Midlands

15 July 2017 - 21 days

We need someone to look after our two young dogs, Poppy a cocker Jack and Eva a mixed collie type.Both our girls are about 10 months old. They love walks and playing with each other. Free use of 3 bedroom house and a car. Our house has 2 double bedrooms and a 3rd bedroom with bunk beds. Close to Nottingham,Peak district and East Midlands airport. London approx 2hrs,York 1.75hrs. Family friendly. Expenses will be covered. Very happy to accommodate a few days earlier to introduce to our...
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House sitting job in Ifield, South East England

Ifield, South East England

26 April 2017 - 9 days

We use housesitters when family and friends are unavailable.Our house is in the country but near an international airport and close to all amenities.We have very close neighbours who are very helpful. Duties as a housesitter are looking after our collie, bringing in the post and generally keeping an eye on everything. A car would be an advantage for the sitter but plenty of people have housesat here and managed without one.
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House sitting job in Bradley Stoke, South West England

Bradley Stoke, South West England

15 April 2017 - 7 days

To house sit and look after our little dog Marley who is a jack Russell cross shitzu we live on a woodland nature trail so lots of nice walks . There is a large tesco 10 mins walk with other shops and take away outlets so no need for car really . Buses regular to town
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House sitting job in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

23 December 2017 - 27 days

New 4 bed detached house with south facing garden next to 7 lochs wetland park. 6 miles outside Glasgow. Train station half a mile away and motorway link 1mile away. 2 very small yorkies to look after.
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House sitting job in Wollaton, East Midlands

Wollaton, East Midlands

24 April 2017 - 5 days

We live in a very nice home in Wollaton Village, near to the park. The only duties I would expect would be to look after our two Jack Russells, Twiggy and Pickle with lots of cuddles, ball play and a walk each day.
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: Yorkshire lass

Yorkshire lass

I'm honest, reliable, trustworthy. I love animals and have kept chickens and other animals in the past. I also have looked after an African grey parrot and enjoyed every minute. I'm a good housekeeper, friendly and caring and would look after your home as well as my own.
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House Sitter: Julia

Julia

I am reliable honest single woman with no kids and in good health.i love animals and quiet life with books and the tv.gardening and household chores are fine too with me
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House Sitter: Experienced house/petsitter

Experienced house/petsitter

I am a fit retiree whose love of animals makes pettsitting a joy. I have looked after everything from tiny mammals, through birds and fish, right up to Shetland ponies. I now concentrate on small dogs, cats and all domestic pets.. I have police clearance and am still registered with Very Important Pets in SW London which was my home until recently..
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House Sitter: Gwenyth and Nigel

Gwenyth and Nigel

My partner Nigel is due to commence a years work teaching at St Bedes in Redhill from early September2017. We are both professionals from Tasmania, Australia. We have a love of dogs and animals but unfortunately I am allergic to cats so cat care is out. As I will not be working initially I am in a perfect position to house sit and care for animals. We are also home owners in Tasmania so are house proud and appreciate how important maintenance and upkeep of the home is. Nigel is a handy...
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House Sitter: Reliable

Reliable

We are recently retired I am a nurse and my husband is a retired firefighter we lived in Australia and have house and pet sat we are now returning to London and would love to house sit we have recently lost our beloved cat Katie who we had 15 years and before that we had a cavalier king Charles dog kimba who was also 15 years old and as our new lifestyle does not allow us to own a pet this is the next best thing looking forward to hearing from you
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House Sitter: VIP Service

VIP Service

Hello, my name is Robert and I'm a retired commodity trader. I moved back to the UK nine months ago after living in Belgium for over 16 years. I still do occasional consultancy work and some writing. I have looked after a number of homes with and without pets and can provide you with excellent references. Happy to visit and meet with you at your convenience and without any obligation.
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