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 Dorking, Surrey, South East England

Dorking, Surrey, South East England

30 January 2017 - 33 days

Dorking is an attractive, historic market town with excellent transport links to the rest of the country and locally. Set in green belt country, excellent shopping facilities. The house is in quiet residential road easy walking into town.
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House sitting job in Rothwell, East Midlands

Rothwell, East Midlands

21 September 2016 - 15 days

We are going to South Korea for 2 weeks on 21 Sept. 2016, and need someone to look after our three small terriers and house. We live in a lovely detached house with a large garden in a small market town. Rothwell has lots of pubs, restaurants and shops. Our dogs love a daily walk and there are lots of interesting routes to take. We have Sky TV, wi-fi broadband etc. Referencess would be appreciated. No charges involved
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House sitting job in Chirk, West Midlands

Chirk, West Midlands

7 September 2016 - 7 days

CAT SITTER REQUIRED - in return for week's break in Chirk Bank. One bedroomed terraced cottage very close to the Llangollen Canal on the edge of World Heritage Site. (Not sure why map is showing Birmingham!?) On border between Shropshire and Wales. Double bed in bedroom and day bed in lounge means 3 adults can easily be accommodated. Ideal for romantic break for couple or individual retreat. Easy rail link to Chester and Shrewsbury. Local attractions include Llangollen canal, Chirk...
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House sitting job in Arnold, East Midlands

Arnold, East Midlands

4 March 2017 - 31 days

House and dog and rabbit sitter required
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House sitting job in Frankley, West Midlands

Frankley, West Midlands

12 November 2016 - 14 days

4 bed home located in a remote area plenty of country walks lickey hills clent hills waseley hills either walking or drive i have 2 dogs 2 donkeys to be looked after
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House sitting job in Kingsbridge, Devon, South West England

Kingsbridge, Devon, South West England

22 September 2016 - 11 days

Lovely three bedroomed period house very close to the centre of this market town, but in a quiet location. Lovely views from the garden of the South Hams countryside. Close to lovely beaches and the South West Coastal path. We would like you to look after our friendly Birman cat as well as watering the garden and veg patch. Best to have a car, but there is also a reasonable bus service to Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Plymouth.
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: alanhill

alanhill

I'm 37, male. I own my own company which provides location sound recording services to both the film and television industries. I would consider myself as a very clean and tidy person. Methodical in my organisation but also great at improvisation and trouble shooting. I am happy to look after pets
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House Sitter: HandinHand

HandinHand

"Debbie, Blake and their sweet boys took care of our apartment for two months. They are such kind, intelligent people, that I could tell right upon meeting them that there would be no problems. They took wonderful care of the place, leaving it in better condition than we'd left it to them. They had no problems figuring out how anything worked, and they didn't need to contact us with questions while we were gone. A small, inconsequential kitchen bowl broke, and they replaced it with a big...
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House Sitter: Ex House Manager and Super Yacht Steward

Ex House Manager and Super Yacht Steward

I am an Ex-Super Yacht Stewardess who has also worked as a House Manager looking after luxurious properties and their wealthy owners. I now run a Nanny employment agency from home. My housekeeping skills are of the highest standard and I would be happy to help around your home whilst house/pet sitting. I grew up with a Cocker Spanial and have looked after dogs on yachts and in villas in my previous jobs. My partner has a local home improvement company so a great man to have around the house...
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House Sitter: Professional, responsible, cat lover

Professional, responsible, cat lover

I am a cat lover, a house owner and my 2 girl cats are getting on a bit now. My daughter is in our house in the Midlands as she has successfully finished her degree and she had a job back at home, and as I work and have friends in London l am enjoying the opportunity to be down here. But I miss my cats- I have always had cats as pets since being a child and kept my current cats (who were given to us by a family friend) for over 12 years. I like to be quiet and routine during the working...
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House Sitter: Mel

Mel

Young minded mature ish female who is working as a HCA for the NHS at st george hospital in south London ride a bike so commute on my motorbike I am a relaxed chilled human being
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House Sitter: Marysusan

Marysusan

Hello everyone. I am Marysusan I am Italian. I am really adaptable, organised and I love dogs. I use to be a Personal Assistant but I like also house sitting sometime. Best Regards
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