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 Cardigan, Wales

Cardigan, Wales

1 February 2017 - 27 days

We live in a lovely listed 18th century farmhouse five minute drive from the spectacular beaches of Aberporth and approximately 10 minute drive from the town of Cardigan. Our property is14 acres and we have three holiday cottages which are also on the property. We are planning to be away for approximately 2 weeks in February 2017 (dates not quite fixed yet) and are looking for a reliable and responsible house sitter to stay in our property and to look after our dog, cats and chickens. An...
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House sitting job in Amersham, South East England

Amersham, South East England

30 December 2016 - 3 days

We have 2 jack Russell dogs and live in a 2 bedroom maisonette in Amersham
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House sitting job in Newton Abbot, South West England

Newton Abbot, South West England

5 December 2016 - 2 days

As we want to visit our daughter at short notice we are looking to see if anyone fairly local is available next week from monday evening to wednesday evening? We have a comfortable detached country home with only one near neighbour - so you must be used to rural devon. We have 2 young friendly dogs that need 2 walks per day. We also have 2 horses that will need to be fed + hay nets provided in field each day. As this is only 2 days we can muck out on our return if that helps!
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House sitting job in Ardfern, Scotland

Ardfern, Scotland

5 December 2016 - 30 days

Our house is a beautiful five bedroom stone house with amazing views over the loch and hills beyond. It was completely refurbished in 2014 and has four bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen with range master oven and open fire in the sitting room. Our family all live in London and we are unable to get up to the house over the winter. Our neighbours keep a close eye on the house, but it would be great to have it occupied for a few weeks to keep it warm and lived in. Over the summer the...
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House sitting job in Suffolk/norfolk Border, East of England

Suffolk/norfolk Border, East of England

15 January 2017 - 365 days

- Long term sit, potentially an open ended arrangement - Would suit a practical, easy going, single Lady, 50’s (+/-) with a good sense of humour ! - Large House (5 beds) - Rural Suffolk Countryside - 3x German Shepherds, 6x cats - All utilities will be paid, including Netflix & Sky subscriptions - Please request full details via email
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House sitting job in Muswell Hill, London

Muswell Hill, London

23 December 2016 - 7 days

4 bedroom house with big garden, - dog and a cat
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Latest House Sitters

House Sitter: Experienced, reliable professsionals

Experienced, reliable professsionals

Experienced animal loving sitters, reliable, non-smoking, professional couple with own car, available for long and short term. Mike and I have been sitting since 2009 in New Zealand, looking after over 100 fur-babies and other pets. We have now in European adventure and have been booked for sitting from July 2016 to April 2017 (Spain/France). Our plan to to spend our last 6 months in the UK/Ireland before returning to NZ in Nov 2017. ------------------------------- Reference...
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House Sitter: A peace looking 4 a house sitting job...

A peace looking 4 a house sitting job...

I am regular meditator. Love to be on my own and write. I will be happy to look after your house while you are away...
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House Sitter: Aussie mum

Aussie mum

Hi, I'm an Aussie mum living in Perth, Australia. I am reliable, trustworthy, tidy and house proud. I have an 8 month old puppy and previously owned a labrador. My daughter has owned rabbits. I have no previous housesitting experience but I am keen to experience a London Christmas and would treat your house with utmost care and respect. My daughter and her friend( girl) would also join me on the housesit, and my older daughter would like to stay with me for Christmas week.
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House Sitter: Bubbly City Worker

Bubbly City Worker

I'm a recent graduate working in the city looking for quiet getaways from the hustle and bustle. Love animals, especially horses and dogs! I'm currently hoping to find a place for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please message me for more!
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House Sitter: Reliable housesitter is looking for grea

Reliable housesitter is looking for grea

Hi, I am a 30 year old woman from Germany. I am currently house sitting in a castle in West Sussex. I am there since over one year now and take care of 3 dogs and 3 cats. I am interested in places to stay for holidays and I am flexible with my time. At the Moment I am very interested in coming to London (where I previously lived for almost 4 years). I have been a house sitter several times. I have also been a live in Au Pair in Paris, Chicago and in London. I have housekeeping experience and...
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I am a kind and caring hands on grand-mother to six children. I have 2 beautiful hens and 6 budgies and look after my daughter's cock a poodle regularly. My husband is willing to support me on any dates I wish to house sit. We looked after my son's beautiful border collie l two years ago while he was away. Sadly she died but her last two years were happy. I still cry over losing her and miss her terribly. I am a 'hands on' type of person.
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