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 Poole, Dorset, South West England

Poole, Dorset, South West England

14 February 2018 - 45 days

Detached house with a reasonable sized garden, situated in a lovely quiet area. Wifi on tap! Own car required. I have a Labrador (7) and an American Bulldog (10) and a cat (7). You will have your own bedroom and possibly a cat for comfort at night. Both the dogs are very well behaved but like any dog will take advantage of you if you allow it. The dogs don't go upstairs! The dogs love a daily walk, and the three animals have two meals a day. The beach is three miles away with eight...
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House sitting job in Oxford, East of England

Oxford, East of England

17 December 2017 - 16 days

Central location in Oxford. Walking distance from the centre of Oxford. 2 bed townhouse Care for two very old small dogs. One 17 years the other 11 years old. Feed twice a day and two short walks.
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House sitting job in Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, South West England

Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, South West England

1 December 2017 - 5 days

Hello We live in a lovely farmhouse in a beautiful part of Dorset and have a variety of different animals (pygmy goats, rabbits, hens, dogs, cat and some sheep) who need looking after when we are away on holiday which is usually about 3 or 4 times a year with the odd weekend as well. T Ideally we would like to find someone who can look after all the animals but we do have someone who can take care of the sheep and goats if necessary. You would need to stay overnight and be around for...
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House sitting job in Oxford, South East England

Oxford, South East England

5 November 2017 - 10 days

Large semi-detached, 3-storey house, small gardens front and back. No resident pets at the moment. Less than a mile from city centre, close to bus routes. Parking available in front drive. Guest bedroom has double bed. Wi-fi available.
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House sitting job in Portaferry, Northern Ireland

Portaferry, Northern Ireland

19 November 2017 - 193 days

detached two storey on edge of village 5 minute walk to shops
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House sitting job in Bishops Waltham, South East England

Bishops Waltham, South East England

23 December 2017 - 18 days

I live in a small rural bungalow in The South Downs National Park - close to The Wayfarers Walk. We have several local stores within 1/2 mile and we are 5-10 mins by car from the nearest small town, and approximately 20 mins from Winchester. The bungalow is a 3 bedroom property with 2 large enclosed gardens. We have sky tv. Netflix, Gaming stations and a wide variety of books, DVD's & board games.
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: Selbourne

Selbourne

Married couple who have looked after horses, chickens, dogs, cats and beautiful homes. No encurbrances, dates very flexible. Available all over UK.
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House Sitter: House sitter (couple)

House sitter (couple)

We are a fit and active couple, non smokers with a variety of skills. Very trustworthy and clean. Looking for long term house sitting. Able to cook, clean, gardening, maintenance. Good with pets and animals
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House Sitter: Miss

Miss

I am a very private single woman. I love animals and have had my own horses, dogs and cats most of my life so am very experienced with them. I am a writer, actress, model and performer. Due to being a freelance artist I am often working and travelling in different places and countries and due to this would prefer more temporary accommodation solutions whilst I am in the UK between jobs. (I am presently renting a place in St. Leonard's-on-sea in East Sussex). I am a teetotaller and...
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House Sitter: Warrior1711

Warrior1711

Honest, reliable and trustworthy. I love animals had experience of having owned my own horses. Very tidy. Non smoker and non-drinker. I am an employed professional.
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House Sitter: John and Mairead

John and Mairead

We are a retired couple with two adult children and a cat. We are seeking a base to explore London and South East England while our son minds our house and cat in the Dublin suburbs.
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House Sitter: Reliable and Caring

Reliable and Caring

Mature lady with years of homemaking experience. I am practical and capable in all manner of household duties. I have always had pets around me, including my daughters horse which has taken a lot of my time over the last 20 years. She has now gone again to be with my daughter leaving a huge gap in my life. I love animals and miss all my departed pets. I miss dog walking. Longing to care for somebodies loved pets and keep them safe during your absence. Although retired I like to keep busy...
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