What are the Best House Sitting Websites – Updated 2020

by Layla
best house sitting websites house sitting jobs

Doggo cuddles

 

What are the Best

House Sitting Websites ?

 

Over our years of house sitting around the world, we’ve joined and tried out many of the house sitting websites that are out there. Most are good, although some house sitting websites are better than others.

So we’ve written this review of the best house sitting websites that we’ve used, so that it’s easier for you to choose which house sitting website to join.

Over the past few years I have completed LOTS of house sitting jobs, in many different countries and one of the questions we get asked the most, is how we get our amazing house sitting jobs or how to become a House Sitter.

There are a few ways in which we apply for house sits, or ways in which Homeowners get in touch with us.

Some contact me through my Facebook page, some we get through a referral,  or sometimes we find house sitting jobs in Facebook groups.

Almost always, we are contacted through our profiles on the various house sitting websites we have joined. It’s free for Homeowners to join most of them and so we get a lot of requests through these house sitting websites, to do house sits all around the world. 

And that’s how we get to stay in amazing houses like this one, for free!

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs

House sitting in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

 

 

The Best House Sitting Websites –

Worldwide

 

 

MIND MY HOUSE

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Mind My House

Mind My House

Mind My House

Membership Fee: $20 USD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Worldwide / International House Sitting jobs

Features:

  • One of the original and most established sites 
  • Cheap membership fee 
  • Good range of international House Sitting jobs available
  • Although can be competitive for getting the House Sitting jobs

 

Mind My House is a ‘mom and pop’ business and one of the original house sitting websites.  

These guys have been going since 2005 and they started their business from a house in London, in the UK before moving to Island Bay, Wellington in New Zealand –  I’ve been there, it’s a beaut of a place.

Mind My House offers the cheapest membership fee to House Sitters at only $20 USD and free for Homeowners. They show all their member statistics updated in real-time on the homepage, so you can see how many house sitting jobs there actually are available.

On the downside, because Mind My House has been going a long time and is very well-known, this does mean there is a lot of competition between House Sitters when applying for house sitting jobs. Often sadly, there are more House Sitters available than there are houses to sit.

I love the friendly community section on their website where all members can share their stories, blog post and ask questions or get advice.

 

Total Woof Rating 4/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  

 

Go to Mind My House Now

 

 

 

NOMADOR

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Nomador

 

Nomador

Membership Fee: $89 USD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: International / Worldwide House Sitting jobs 

Features:

  • One of the largest trusted House Sitting websites 
  • Large range of international House Sitting jobs
  • Stopover community 
  • Free ‘Discovery’ Trial option 

 

We find Nomador to be one of the best house sitting websites, for finding worldwide house sits.

Nomador founder Mariannig Ferrari setup Nomador when she personally came across the dilemma of finding someone to care for her pets whilst she was on holiday.

On realising this was a problem faced by pet-owners all over the world, the idea of House Sitting and Pet Sitting was born and Nomador was established.  Their website features trust profiles, excellent security features and recommendations only from other Nomador users, to create a secure and trusting community.  

The feature that makes Nomador unique is its free trial option. Nomador offer Homeowners and House Sitters a free trial called the Discovery Option. 

For a House Sitter just starting out, applying for house sits can be competitive, so this free trial option with Nomador is perfect for House Sitters that want to try before they buy.

Nomador also feature Nomador Stopovers Community which offer community members the option of a Stopover while travelling, very similar to Couchsurfing. 

The diversity of the house sit locations we’ve found on Nomador are amazing. We’ve looked at house sits on French Polynesian islands, in Belize, in Morocco and in Bali.

Downside: We found it a little heavy on the European house sitting jobs, and it is one of the more pricey membership fees, although the huge range of house sits and features does justify it for us.

 

Total Meow Rating 4/5:

๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ 

 

Go to Nomador Now

 

 

 

 

HOUSE SIT MATCH

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs House Sit Match

 

House Sit Match

Membership Fee: $89 USD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Worldwide / International House Sitting jobs

Features:

  • One of the largest House Sitting websites 
  • Reasonable membership fee 
  • Verified police check option available for House Sitters 

 

The owner and founder of House Sit Match, Lamia Walker, nurtured a desire to see more of the world from a young age. This was fuelled by her familyโ€™s wanderlust who moved from Sudan to England, in search of a new and more stable life in London.  Together they would explore Britain and Europe; sometimes renting, sometimes house-sitting.

This love of travel led her to form House Sit Match, now a trusted and established global platform who connect House Sitters and Homeowners.

House Sit Match have a great looking and user-friendly website with house sits available all over the world.

House Sit Match run ID checks on all members on registration, there is no extra cost for this to the member, it is included in the price of the plan you sign up to.

So that House Sitters can increase their chance of securing a House Sit, House Sit Match offer an online background and police checking service from their partner ONFIDO. Verified members will then display a tick against their profile, so Homeowners can see the House Sitter has also been police checked.  

This will give the House Sitter a great advantage when applying for popular house sits, there are some high profile house sitting jobs we only got accepted for, because we had a police check.

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs House Sit Match

 

Total Meow Rating 4/5:

๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   

 

Go to House Sit Match Now

 

 

 

HOUSE CARERS

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs House Carers

 

House Carers

Membership Fee: $40 USD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Worldwide / International House Sitting jobs 

Features:

  • The first worldwide House Sitting website 
  • Reasonable membership fee 
  • Free limited membership to start 
  • Great range of global House Sitting jobs available  

 

House Carers may not be the largest worldwide house sitting website but they were the first worldwide house sitting website. Some House sitters tell House Carers, they have had better success on their website as there is much less competition for house sits, compared to other larger house sitting websites.

We’ve found some great house sitting jobs on this website and what I love about House Carers, is that there’s an even amount of house sits spread all over the world.

Although they are an international house sitting website – because they’re based in Australia – they have a lot of Australian house sitting jobs available too.

They also feature some really interesting real-life stories from regular House sitters that use House Carers, on their blog.

To make sure you get to see the very latest house sitting jobs, sign up for House Carers email notifications for free.

*TIP* all of their new House Sit ads get posted hourly to their Twitter account – so you can get to apply to them earlier. 

 

Total Woof Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ 

 

Go to House Carers Now

 

 

 

TRUSTED HOUSE SITTERS

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Trusted House Sitters

 

Trusted House Sitters

Membership Fee: $119 USD for House Sitters AND for Homeowners

Countries covered: Worldwide / International House Sitting jobs

Features:

  • The largest and most trusted House Sitting website 
  • Ability to build an extensive and great looking profile 
  • Free House Sit alert email notification option 
  • House Sitters get free access to 24/7 Vet Helpline 
  • Widest range of House Sitting jobs available worldwide 
  • Beautiful and user-friendly website

 

Trusted House Sitters is the best House Sitting website and our personal favourite for getting house sitting jobs all over the world.

There are more house sits on the Trusted House Sitters website, than on all the other global house sitting websites combined, so you will always find something you want on here.

We can usually find a house sit anywhere in the world we want to go, on this house sitting website.

And we’ve had some amazing offers, we were offered a month in Bali, three weeks on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand and a month in the beautiful Bay of Plenty in New Zealand.
(I had such a tough time turning down some of these down, because we were already booked! ๐Ÿ˜ข).

Trusted House Sitters are one of the most popular and well-known house sitting websites who have quickly grown into an incredible worldwide community of pet lovers. They help connect thousands of home and pet owners with caring and amazing House Sitters, who will happily take care of their home and pets in exchange for a place to stay.

As a House Sitter on Trusted House Sitters, you can build an excellent profile with the options of adding many photos, an extensive ‘About Me’ section, external references and you can even add an intro video to your profile.

All of these features can really make your sitter profile stand out.

All House Sitters can have detailed reviews left for them by the Homeowner after they’ve completed a house sit assignment through Trusted House Sitters. They can also upload their own external references to help build their profile.

All members have one of two standards of verification on their profile, Standard or Enhanced Verification.

  • Standard Verification is given when your Email address, Phone number, External references and Identity documents are checked and verified.
  • Enhanced Verification is given when all of the above are verified plus a Criminal Background Check.

This gives Homeowners peace of mind when looking for a House Sitter and it also give House Sitters that extra edge when applying for the more popular house sitting jobs.

House Sitters also get free access to a 24/7 Vet Helpline, live chat with a Trusted House Sitters team member and access to lots of free resources pre-house sit, during and post house-sit, to ensure you have everything you need to make the house sit a smooth experience.

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Trusted House Sitters

 

The great thing about Trusted House Sitters is both House Sitters AND Homeowners have to pay the membership fee on this website, which isn’t usually done on other websites.

This means the Homeowners are much less likely to cancel their house sit assignment and both Homeowners and House Sitters are more likely to be committed to the arrangement from the get-go.

As a member I love being able to get all the new house sits emailed to me, a whole day– before they’re published on the website, so I can have a chance to apply before others do.

Downside: The only thing about Trusted House Sitters that could be considered a con, is their membership is more pricey than some of the other house sitting websites.  Although considering the profile features you can use and the instant chat helpline and 24 Vet Assistance – for value for money, it’s more than worth it. 

 

Total Woof Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ   ๐Ÿถ

 

Go to Trusted HouseSitters Now

 

 

 

 

Best House Sitting Websites

| Australia and New Zealand specific |

 

 

AUSSIE HOUSE SITTERS

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Aussie House Sitters

 

Aussie House Sitters

Membership Fee: $84 AUD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Australia House Sitting jobs only

Features

  • Custom House Sit email alerts 
  • Reasonable membership fee 
  • Largest range of Australian House Sitting jobs

 

Aussie House Sitters is the largest and most trusted Australian House Sitting and Pet Sitting website. It’s also our go-to website when we’re looking for House Sits in Australia as we find it has the largest range of Australian House Sits available.

We find it a very user-friendly interface and simple platform to use and love that you can set-up custom ‘House Sit Alerts’, so that when house sits come up in specific areas that you want, you get emailed the listing straightaway.

We think Aussie House Sitters is one of the best house sitting websites for finding sits in Australia.

Because it’s free for Homeowners to join, sometimes the Homeowners don’t place an ad, they just create a profile and browse all the House Sitters, so we get contacted a lot that way on Aussie House Sitters.

Downside: It can get very competitive for getting house sitting jobs in the peak summer months, in cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Try going for off peak dates and areas a little further out from the centre, to increase your chances.

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Aussie House Sitters

This is what your House Sitter Dashboard would look like if you joined Aussie House Sitters.

 

 

Total Woof Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ

 

Go to Aussie HouseSitters Now

 

 

 

 

MIND A HOME

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Mind A Home

 

Mind A Home 

Membership Fee: $59 AUD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Australia House Sitting jobs only

Features:

  • Reasonable membership fee 
  • Excellent user-friendly website functionality
  • Receive a daily email notification of new House Sitting jobs in your selected States

 

Mind a Home are another Australia house sitting website, which we’ve found great house sitting jobs on.  You can browse all the house sitting jobs for free and their website is one of the easiest we’ve used.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll receive an email notification with a link to any new listing, that becomes available in your choice of state. 

Mind a Home have worked to create an great user-friendly website, with a simple search and navigation functionality. They also leverage the power of Google Maps on their website โ€“ giving you the ability to see all listings Australia wide or by state.

They have a great reputation and Mindahome is regularly featured on TV and in the media.

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Mind A Home

MindAHome House Sitter Dashboard.

 

Total Woof Rating 4/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  

 

Go to Mind A Home Now

 

 

 

 

KIWI HOUSE SITTERS

 

 

Kiwi House Sitters

Membership Fee: $60 USD ($84 NZD) for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: New Zealand House Sitting jobs only

Features:

  • Custom House Sit email alerts
  • Reasonable membership fee 
  • Largest range of New Zealand House Sitting jobs 

 

Kiwi House Sitters is the sister website of Aussie House Sitters and the largest New Zealand House Sitting website. We find this is one of the best house sitting websites when we’re looking for house sitting jobs in New Zealand, as it has the largest range of New Zealand house sits available.

An easy to use platform and just like Aussie House Sitters, it has the ‘House Sit Alert’ feature.

New Zealanders seem to prefer this website to the international House Sitting websites and we get lots requests to house sit in New Zealand from this website, we often have multiple sit’s to choose from.

With the average hotel night in New Zealand costing around $150 NZD and even a double room in a hostel costing around $90-$100 NZD a night, House Sitting through Kiwi House Sitters in popular places like Mount Maunganui and Auckland for months – has literally saved us thousands of dollars.

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Kiwi House Sitters

 

Total Meow Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ  ๐Ÿ˜บ

  

Go to Kiwi HouseSitters Now

 

 

 

HOUSE SITTERS UK

 

 

House Sitters UK

Membership Fee: ยฃ29 GBP for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: UK House Sitting jobs only

Features

  • Super easy navigation and detailed House Sit listings
  • Custom House Sit email alerts 
  • One of the cheapest membership fees – only ยฃ29 GBP
  • Largest range of UK House Sitting jobs

 

House Sitters UK is the largest and most trusted UK House Sitting website. When we go to visit ‘home’ in the UK, we always find our house sitting jobs on House Sitters UK, because it’s UK specific, we reckon it has the largest range of UK House Sitting jobs available.

Our family back home in the UK, don’t always have space to put us both up, for the entire time we’re visiting, so we love getting the chance to get house sitting jobs in the UK, as it means we have a place to base ourselves from. Or even getting a short house sitting job is cool too, it gives us a chance to get over jet lag, have our own space and get used to being back ‘home’ again, especially when reverse culture shock kicks in.

And it’s only ยฃ29 GBP to join – which is one of the lowest joining fees of all of the house sitting websites.

From a Home Owner’s point of view, it’s a highly regarded and trusted UK house sitting website too, as it’s full of House Sitters who are all 5 star, ID verified sitters with genuine reviews.

It’s another sister site from Aussie House Sitters and Kiwi House Sitters too, so you’ll be able to access all the same features. House Sitters UK have the same user-friendly and simple interface to make navigating house sitting jobs easy.

As with the others, you can also setup custom ‘House Sit Alerts’ emails, to make sure you get notifications of the house sitting jobs in the areas you want.

Even though you can get UK House Sitting jobs as part of some other worldwide house sitting websites, we think House Sitters UK is the best house sitting websites for finding sits in the UK. Mainly due to it’s size, amount of listings and of course, due to it being UK specific – for UK house sitting jobs only.

By using House Sitters UK, just look at some of the amazing locations you could live in. 

 

Total Woof Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ  ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿถ

 

Go to House Sitters UK Now

 

 

 

HOUSE SITTERS CANADA

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs House Sitters Canada

 

House Sitters Canada

Membership Fee: $59 CAD for House Sitters – Free for Homeowners

Countries covered: Canada House Sitting jobs only

Features

  • Find house sitting jobs from all regions in Canada
  • Easy navigation and detailed House Sit listings
  • Setup custom House Sit email alerts 
  • Largest range of Canada House Sitting jobs 

 

When it comes to house sitting in Canada, House Sitters Canada has got to be the best house sitting website for finding Canada house sitting jobs. There aren’t that many house sitting websites that exclusively cover house sitting in Canada, so House Sitters Canada is a winner if you’re going to visit this beautiful part of the world.

I joined this website back when they were new and offering free membership to House Sitters (yay me). Although even now, it’s only $59 CAD to join for a whole years membership.

In case the layout looks familiar to you, yes it is another sister site from the guys at Aussie House Sitters and House Sitters UK. So once again you’ll be able to access all the same features.

House Sitters Canada have the same simple and easy to use website navigation and you can filter options on the left menu, to make finding your next Canada house sitting job easy as.

And you can also create the same custom ‘House Sit Alerts’ emails, so you get notifications of the house sitting jobs in Canada, in the areas and on the dates you want.

We haven’t been to Canada yet, but it looks amazing and I like to browse through the listings on House Sitters Canada, to learn about the different areas that I could go explore in Canada.

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs House Sitters Canada

 

Total Meow Rating 5/5:

๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ   ๐Ÿ˜บ  ๐Ÿ˜บ

 

Go to House Sitters Canada Now

 

 

BETS HOUSE SITTING WEBSITES CONCLUSION

So the best house sitting websites are really the ones, that have the house sitting jobs that you want! There are some worldwide or international house sitting websites that are the better ones, based on website design, ease of navigation and the ability to send you email alerts, when your perfect house sitting job comes up.

The country specific ones like Aussie House Sitters or House Sitters UK are obviously the best house sitting websites, if you’re travelling in that country. Because they will have the largest range of house sitting jobs for that country.

The downsides are, that some of the house sitting websites can become very competitive in getting house sitting jobs, especially in the peak travel months for that country. I cover how to overcome a lot of this in my guide on How To Get House Sitting Jobs.

And so that wraps our review of the Best House Sitting Websites. We hope this has helped you in choosing which one is best for you.  And good luck getting the house sitting job you want!

And if you want to know how to get started in the world of house sitting or just improve your game, read my post on How To Become a House Sitter and get House Sitting Jobs – A Step by Step Guide.

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs Trusted House Sitters

Ok human, you’ll do.

 

Happy House Sit Hunting ๐Ÿพ

Alial
๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Disclaimer: Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through them, we receive a small commission. This will never cost you any extra and often, you receive a special discount. This support helps me keep the lights on at AlialTravelGal and we appreciate your support ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Love this? Pin it for later!

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs

 

best house sitting websites house sitting jobs

You may also like...

7 comments

Talia September 29, 2018 - 6:58 PM

I’ve actually been thinking about putting up my apartment up on a house sitting site. I just didn’t know which one. Thnks to your list I have norrowed down the choices. Interesting read, didn’t know Australia had their own verisons but glad to know it.
Thanks for a unique post!

Reply
Layla September 29, 2018 - 7:25 PM

You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you find someone good to House Sit for you. And thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Reply
Neena Elizabeth Paul September 30, 2018 - 3:27 AM

A very informative blog! I hope someone writes these up for the state I live in the States!

Reply
Layla September 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

All of the House Sitting websites on this post cover House Sits in the United States, only three are specifically Australia and New Zealand. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Reply
Safia Miletus October 26, 2018 - 7:44 AM

Thank you SO much for writing this! I think youโ€™ve really sold me on โ€œTrusted Housesittersโ€โ€ฆ They were the ones I liked the most when I first started getting interested in house/pet sitting. I have some friends who use that website too. I didnโ€™t know about the verification stuff, I REALLY like it!

Reply
Kristen September 3, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Thank you for providing an amazing array of potential sites-I did not realize that there were that many out there!

Reply
Layla September 3, 2019 - 6:01 PM

No worries, thank you for reading!

Reply

Leave a Reply to Talia Cancel Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept

%d bloggers like this: