House Sitting For Families (Where to Find Family Friendly Sits)

Do you want to try house sitting with your family? It’s actually every common for families

But how do you find appropriate assignments? Don’t worry below you see the site which allow you to search for family friendly house sits.

Plus I’ll show you the benefits to house sitting rather than booking a stuffy old hotel or Airbnb

List Of Websites For Finding Family Friendly House Sits.

Below is the list of websites that will help you find family friendly sits. Just use the filter function to search for sits that “family friendly”.

Trusted House Sitters

Watch the video below to see how to find family friendly house sits on Trusted House Sitters.

Aussie House Sitters

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House Sitters America

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Kiwi House Sitters

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Guide To Find A Family House Sit

1. Go to one of the above websites.

– Make an account and fill in the necessary details.

– Navigate to the search bar.

Look on the right hand side for “Families Welcome” and click the check box

Click on the suitable one and make contact!

The Benefits Of House Sitting As A Family

Below are the benefits to house sitting as a family.

Affordability Of Travel Costs To Spend On Activities

Spending money on accommodation makes up a large proportion of a trip.

By house sitting and don’t pay for accommodation this is a HIUGE saving!  

The money you save for this can go on activities for you and the family like a tour or extra ice creams at the beach.

Security & Peace Of Mind

If you stay at a hotel, hostel, or a campsite then you will be sharing in the space of strangers.

These fellow strangers could be respectful or they might not be. 

Mitigate the worry of loud drunken travelers keeping you and your family up at night.

Access To Full Kitchen Facilities

Planning a meal for your family can be diverse as there is likely to be a variety of diet requirements and tastes. 

Your kitchen allows you to save money by shopping and cooking locally instead of eating out.

It also helps you cater to the individual needs of the different mouths to feed.

Access To Laundry Facilities

The mass of dirty clothes with sticky jumpers or dirty cargo pants is a hassle to clean for a family even when at home.

So what about the limited cloth items you have picked for your travels? 

Laundry costs in worn-out machines can pile up.

If you have access to a machine you are using then it saves time, money, and faded jeans.

Meeting Local Families 

Community engagement with amazing families within the local area is a way to pass time.

Or share authentic experiences.

Why not ask the homeowners if they have any recommendations or are part of a sports club?

This can help you integrate and find other like-minded families.

Pet Sitting

Everyone loves animal snuggles!

Especially children!

The accommodation provider might want you to house sit with a dog or cat.

It can be a great way to introduce your children to animals without actually having one yourself. 

Here is how to find house sits without animals

The thought of traveling with a family can be daunting.

Plus the cost of a family vacation can quickly add up! 

Breathe a sigh of relief as today I want to shed some light on how to make family travel as smooth as possible.

This is with house sitting!

Where To Find Family Friendly House Sits

See the resources below to find family-friendly housesitting jobs.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any references! Here are some tips to lanindg a sits without experience.

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What Is House Sitting?

Family-friendly house sitters can travel to a new place and explore. 

You can do this by staying and looking after the accommodation of a homeowner.

Without the accommodation costs!

A quick breakdown of the guidelines behind family house sitting are:

  • Living in the house with your family like you would your own
  • List of expected everyday tasks to be completed and other agreed rules
  • Reporting and communication with the owners
  • Taking care of animals if they are pet owners
  • Respectful and appropriate behavior conduct 

Why Not All House Sitting Is Suitable For Children

Housesitting assignments for the average family is not always an easy niche to get into.

Time Investment &/Or Limited Timeframe

Children need rigid structure in their development of things like education and environment. 

Will an abrupt move disrupt them negatively?

Can you commit to long-term house sitting? 

There is a likely probability that you will be against the clock to secure a job.

Personal arrangements in a family unit can be hard to navigate.

Can you surrender responsibilities or commitments?


Personal security and protection only heighten when you have children.

The majority of the time you do not have accommodation choice, location, and country. 

Our world isn’t balanced and this may result in staying in a place not suitable for kids. 

This can be because the country’s public services are not up to a standard.

There also might not be safety precautions like fences around the property. 

Research carefully and communicate with the homeowners to troubleshoot and risk assess.

Not Every Homeowner Will Want Sitters With Children

The experience of children is a beautiful gift but some people will not see it this way. Especially when their personal belongings are involved. 

Children are messy, lack critical thinking, and are very hard work.

This is because you constantly have to watch them. 

It can be seen as an unnecessary risk of having children in the house. 

It could also create adverse situations that they don’t want to deal with.

The Agreed Tasks & Rules Not Being Followed

Children, especially the younger ones, are a full-time job!

Children are the first responsibility and commitment of the parents.

The tasks and jobs that are agreed upon might take a backseat if an incident occurs like illness. 

The homeowner might decide they do not want an extra child or children in their home. 

To avoid an awkward situation or risk of the job not being done to the right standard. 


The animals also play a role in why homeowners do not want children in their homes.

They are also something to consider for you, the parent.

Furry friends for animal lovers are easy to deal with.

What hat about farm animals or dogs that are old and not used to the energy of your children?

Author: Britt

I am Britt. I have been house-sitting and pet-sitting for the past 7 years. I have cared for 25 dogs, 35 cats 1 turtle, and 1 rabbit over 80+ houses in 15 countries.

The opportunity to experience different homes, cultures, and communities has been extraordinary.

Through house-sitting platforms like Aussie House Sitters and Trusted House Sitters, I’ve connected with homeowners seeking reliable sitters. This unique way of living has allowed me to save money on accommodation, explore new cultures and meet new people.

Being a member of these platforms has broadened my horizons and opened doors to short- and long-term house-sitting jobs. I’ve found joy in providing excellent pet care and ensuring the home is well-maintained.

I get many questions about how to start as a housesitter, so if you have any questions, please reach out! I want everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!

You can read more about Jay and me here!

Or connect with me on Facebook or in our house-sitting community on Facebook.

House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence
Me (Britt) House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence, France

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