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 Doncaster, Yorkshire and the Humber

Doncaster, Yorkshire and the Humber

19 June 2017 - 2 days

We are looking for a reliable honest non smoking reasonably local pet and house sitter for various weekend breaks throughout the year. We have a detached house live close to the town and all it's amenities and would wNt you to take care of our very friendly small dog who just wants attention and cuddles. We do not expect any other work doing other than you care for our dog and our home as if it were your own and leave it as clean as you found it.
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House sitting job in St Austell, South West England

St Austell, South West England

5 August 2017 - 26 days

At the end of January we are moving to a new home in the Luxylyan valley. The property is a detached 3 bedroom Victorian house set in woodland with quite a large south facing garden with 3 bathrooms.26 The Eden project is less than a mile away with the coast a few miles further . We have an active 10yr Labrador who likes going for long woodland walks and visits to the beach.
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House sitting job in Milton Keynes, South West England

Milton Keynes, South West England

17 May 2017 - 7 days

Three bed semi detached house, garden and parking space. One dog, two cats and two gerbils. All animals are really friendly. Too nice and homely to put in kennels and that's why I'm looking for a house sitter to mainly look after the animals so they don't feel alone and can be in their own house. Bryan is our dog and needs walking and lots of cuddles.
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House sitting job in Saffron Walden, South East England

Saffron Walden, South East England

9 September 2017 - 52 days

A semi-detached house in a small village with large gardens. Close to shops, buses and main line train station to Cambridge and London. Duties are quite light. Feed our 2 retriever dogs twice a day. Take them for a walk once a day locally - we are adjacent to a recreation ground and green fields. Feed our pond fish (about 50) once a day. If very hot water the garden plants.
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House sitting job in Ormskirk, North West England

Ormskirk, North West England

12 August 2017 - 8 days

I have two well behaved cats that need a trustworthy, kind sitter. We live in a two bedrooms terraced house in the market town of Ormskirk. Half an hour train journey to Liverpool and an hour from the Lake District, Manchester, Chester, so great for exploring the North West.
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House sitting job in Burgess Hill, South East England

Burgess Hill, South East England

12 August 2017 - 15 days

We alive in a modern 6 bedroom house in Burgess Hill, within 10min walk to main London to Brighton train line and right next to lovely fields and walks in a very peaceful location. Our very cute 4yr old female cat Skyla is looking for some company whilst we are away as she really likes to be around people
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: Lily Martin

Lily Martin

Free to a good home! Have some spare time to share with this website. Reliable and trust worthy. Previously looked after houses and animals in santuarys, privately owned and sheltars, New Zealand, Guatemala, Mexico, Portugal, Wales and England. Good level of fitness for walks and play, and oodles of love and pampering.
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House Sitter: Animal loving patient lady

Animal loving patient lady

Hi I'm Angela and after many years of working as a secretary/PA I am looking to spend my days dog walking and house and pet sitting. I am an experiened horse rider and have always had dogs and cats as pets. I am a calm patient person and very organised. Yep I'm that person who organises everything! I'm married and have 2 grown up children. I am looking for short and long term positions. I can provide references.
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House Sitter: Mrs

Mrs

I am a retired Chiropodist, aged 60 and living in Cornwall. I am originally from Leigh on Sea in Essex and return there frequently to visit family and friends. I am currently hosting dogs with a company called Barking Mad and I thought I could combine looking after a person's home and any pets they might have. I am extremely reliable and trustworthy. Please consider me to look after your house and pets.
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House Sitter: happy to help

happy to help

I'm local to Stroud, a homeowner, but vacating my cottage for my son's family for 4 months on their return from living abroad, while they look round for something to buy. I love all animals and have had cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits as family members in the past, though currently without a pet until my son's family are settled. Would really enjoy loving someone else's pets while they take a holiday. Not a brilliant gardener but can water plants and mow lawns.
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House Sitter: Sallygardener

Sallygardener

I am a gardener of 25 years a mum and nan. Currently working in a charity shop. I have no ties. Love walking and want to see new places. I don't smoke or drink. Like a simple life. I don't mind my own company.
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House Sitter: Accountant & retiree

Accountant & retiree

We are 2 Australian mature sisters looking for a housesit in October. We are honest, reliable & exceptionally neat & clean & would love to housesit in one of the above areas, but Braunton would suit us best. We are over from Australia visiting our elderly mother but are very happy to look after your house & also look after one or two pets.
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