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


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 Whitley Bay, North East England

Whitley Bay, North East England

24 October 2016 - 7 days

Jeff, Your message appeared on FB messenger and frustratingly I only got one chance to read it through quickly before it disappeared. Not sure why. My equal share of the inheritance came as a wonderful blessing since my job at the Priory will cease for 5 whole months at the end of October. It’s an answer to my prayers since I have worried that I wouldn’t be able to make ends meet during that time plus with this money I was able help out one of my daughters who has hit hard...
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House sitting job in Bath, South West England

Bath, South West England

6 December 2016 - 30 days

We are retired 70 year olds who are looking for a couple to come and look after our almost 8 year old Labrador x, oh, and our house as well. Alfie is a very friendly rescue dog who loves people and other dogs, but does tend to pull a bit on the lead. He can't be let off as he will run and can't find his way home. We live in a village roughly 5 miles south west of Bath with a pub that serves excellent food, and our nearest shop is a mile away in the next village. Our house is a four...
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House sitting job in Roade, East Midlands

Roade, East Midlands

17 November 2016 - 18 days

Our house is warm with great views. A private garden that Backs onto fields. There are lots of footpaths from the house. In walking distance is a pub, a post office, a coffee shop, a newsagent, hairdresser, library and pharmacy. There are buses to Northampton and Milton Keynes. We are looking for someone to live here while we are away and look after our dogs and hens. The dogs need walking twice a day. They do not pull on the lead and they come when they are called. We have 4 hens,...
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House sitting job in Great Missenden, South East England

Great Missenden, South East England

16 December 2016 - 7 days

Care for large fairly isolated country house set high in the beautiful Chiltern hills, but 2 miles from underground and rail access to london.We also have 1 small very lively dog who needs daily exercise and a cat that needs a stroke and a lap to cuddle up to. Shops and supermarkets available 2 miles away. We have always had someone to stay when we have gone away in the past,but our usual couple can't come any longer.
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House sitting job in Shirwell, South West England

Shirwell, South West England

12 January 2017 - 17 days

We have a 5 bedroom farmhouse in beautiful North Devon. We are in a rural spot, but only 10 minutes from the town of Barnstaple and 20 minutes from the coast. Exmoor national park is only a short drive. We don't have any shops nearby, and our nearest pub is two miles away so if you like seclusion this is your spot! We have 3 dogs to care for, Lemmy an elderly Springer spaniel, Lola a mini shnauzer and Basil a young yellow Lab. A car is necessary as we have no bus service. Winter here is...
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House sitting job in Chatham Kent, South East England

Chatham Kent, South East England

5 December 2016 - 37 days

Hi my name is jayne and i am hoping to go to australia to see my sons from the 5th dec to the 11th dec, i have a 3 befroom house and 3. dogs, 2 jacks and 1 staffordshire bull terrier have had them since they were puppies they are my sons but he is in a flat and unable to take them with him and works long hours. I could really do with some help as i dont want to leave them on there own but i need to go as i have not seen my sons for 2 years. Please can you help..Not very good at down loading...
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: Nanna Oz

Nanna Oz

I live on the wonderful Sapphire Coast of NSW, but my son, his partner and my granddaughters live in Salisbury. I like to visit them whenever the airfares allow - preferably during our winter/UK summer. I enjoy the company of animals, although I don't have any myself because I also love to travel in the Australian outback. I enjoy long walks in the English countryside and keeping the garden looking good.
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House Sitter: Mr. & Mrs.

Mr. & Mrs.

We are Australian/British couple wishing to house sit during either of the above dates. We are experienced with both farm animals and domestic pets and we are extremely house proud. Should someone be interested we would consider a house swap as we live 2.5 hours above Sydney in the beautiful Port Stephens area with a beautiful beach across road and in a recently completely renovated home. We have a very lovable jack Russell which would require looking after.
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House Sitter: Mature wordsmith available

Mature wordsmith available

I am single, active,semi-retired professional person though freelancing in media and public relations sector. Currently living with friends in Northern Ireland but likely to move to or near Portsmouth early next year. Big interest in martime matters but key interests include writing, photography, boating of all types.Keen touring cyclist. Passionate about the environment, member of The Woodland Trust, National Trust. Non smoker, non drinker. Exceptionally tidy around house and prefer to...
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House Sitter:

"Animal Lover"

I work as a nurse. My accomodation rules don't allow for me to own my own pets. Since moving to the UK, I have always missed my dogs and cats. Thankfully, my sister has been able and wanted to look after them. With the last few years I have been informally looking after both dogs and cats and not surprising have enjoyed enormously. I am a relaxed person and find the dogs and cats I look after are always relaxed and happy. I like to give them extra pampering as I know how ever...
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House Sitter: Retired Australian Professionals

Retired Australian Professionals

We are an active couple, recently retired, who love to travel. For the last twenty years we have trusted our house and dog & cat to wonderful people we found through Mindahome when we went for holidays in Australia and beyond. We have now sold our house and are hoping to help other house owners who need the assurance of people who can look after their house and pets with total dependability. Our son lives in London so house sits in the UK are a great way to be with but not on top of...
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House Sitter: Kiwi Couple

Kiwi Couple

We are a young professional couple from New Zealand looking for a house to sit until mid December, We worked on farms in France last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are very responsible and are very tidy. We also love any animals as living in New Zealand we are exposed to all types with so many farms at our fingertips. We have experience with chickens, ducks, sheep and cows mainly. Amanda is a Chartered Accountant and Toby is taking a break from his career in IT to work as a swimming...
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