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What Are The Best House Sitting Websites For You? [Reviewed March 2019]

Lately we have had an increasing number of people ask us how we get our sitting assignments or how a homeowner can find a house sitter.

So we thought we would put together a list of the house sitting websites we use. Not only that breakdown each site, how they work and who they are best suited to.

Each of these house sitting websites are different from each other. This is in terms of functionality, price, competition and assignments available.

Each of these house sitting websites have their own pros & cons. This makes it hard to choose only one to sign up to if budget is something that you are concerned about.

There is no 'one size fits all site'. We currently have an active membership to each of the below house sitting websites. Having this many memberships can add up. But when you spread the cost out over 1 year it works out pretty cheap for accommodation for 1 year. 

We have tried to give a fair review of each site and have tried to advise as best we can who each site is best for.

We hope this post helps you decide which of these house sitting websites is best for you. And also helps you on your own house sitting journey. 

Brittnay & Jay 🙂

Jay and Britt At The Taj Mahal

House Sitting Websites Quick Comparison Table

Website Logo

Membership Cost

Main Country

Website Rating

Website Link

Trusted House Sitters Logo

$129 USD

Worldwide 

Aussie House Sitters Logo

$84 AUD

Australia Only

Mindahome Logo

$69 AUD

Australia Only

House Carers Logo

$55 USD

Worldwide

Kiwi House Sitters Logo

$84 NZD

New Zealand Only

Mind My House Logo

$20 USD

Worldwide

The Best House Sitting Websites - Quick Links

Trusted House Sitters Logo
Kiwi House Sitters Logo
Mindahome Logo
House Carers Logo
Aussie House Sitters Logo
Mind My House Logo

The Best House Sitting Websites 

1. Trusted House Sitters Reviews

Countries: International.
Membership Fee: $129.00 USD for both homeowners and house sitters. 
Website: www.trustedhousesitters.com

Our Thoughts on T​rusted House Sitters

Trusted Housesitters is one of the most well known house sitting websites out there. 

They have got a huge range of sits all over the world. This is often our go to house sitting website.

We have personally used Trusted Housesitters for sitting assignments all around the world. Australia, Ireland, The United Kingdom Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand.

This platform is constantly getting more and more popular. This is great because there are lots more homes on offer.

However for every new home on the platform, there seem to be 5 more house sitters joining. It is becoming a very competitive site which can be hard or new users.  

Trusted House Sitters also provide extensive resources on how to become a pet sitter!

They have everything from how to land your first sits to information regarding house sitting agreements

Trusted House Sitters Pros and Cons

Trusted House Sitters Pros
  • Well established and well-known platform
  • Very easy to use platform and functions
  • Big team and profession feel
  • 24/7 customer services and vet advice line
  • Wide variety of homes worldwide
Trusted House Sitters Cons
  • $129 USD membership fee
  • High competition on house sitting assignments

Trusted House Sitters Website Overall Rating 5/5

2. Kiwi House Sitters Review

Countries: New Zealand only.
Membership Fee: Free for homeowners and $84 NZD for house sitters.
Website: www.kiwihousesitters.co.nz

Our Thoughts on Kiwi House Sitters

Kiwi House Sitters is a sister website of Aussie House Sitters.

This is the website that we mainly use when in New Zealand. In New Zealand homeowners seem to stay away from the bigger international websites and stay local

The platforms functionality and user experience is the same as Aussie House Sitters.

They have great options for filtering assignments and you can narrow down your perfect house sit with ease.

Kiwi House Sitters Pros and Cons

Kiwi House Sitters Pros
  • Lots of house sits - We often get contacted by homeowners
  • Reasonable membership fee
  • Easy to use and good looking platform
Kiwi House Sitters Pros
  • Homeowners don’t need to pay for a membership, so for house sitters, there is a bit of a feeling that the homeowner doesn’t take the assignment as seriously and could cancel at any stage 

Kiwi House Sitters Website Overall Rating 4.5/5 

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3. Mindahome Review

Countries: Australian
Membership Fee: Free for homeowners and $59 AUD for house sitters.
Website: https://www.mindahome.com.au

Our Thoughts on Mindahome

We find that Mindahome always has a lot of options within Australia!

Its a similar membership fee to other house sitting websites in the Aussie market. 

The platform has a nice clean design focused on the user having a good experience. It is not a pain in the backside to use like some others.

We also have found that the support team is super responsive which we really like!

Mindahome Pros and Cons

Mindahome Pros
  • A very cheap membership fee for house sitters
  • Huge array of sits to apply for 
  • Easy to use and good looking platform
  • Really helpful staff
Mindahome Cons
  • Like some other sites, the homeowners don’t need to pay for a membership, so for house sitters, there is a bit of a feeling that the homeowner doesn’t take the assignment as seriously and could cancel at any stage 

Mindahome Website Overall Rating 4.3/5

4. House Carers Review

Countries: International.
Membership Fee: Free for homeowners. $55USD for house sitters. 
Website: https://www.housecarers.com/

Our Thoughts on House Carers

House Carers is a website that we have used for sits in Australia, Ireland, The United Kingdom and New Zealand.

They were the first house sitting website set up to bring homeowners and house sitters together back in 2000.

They have been around since the very start and know a thing or two about what both house sitters and homeowners want.

This is in terms of website features, functions and usability. But, the platform does have an old school - outdated feel to it compared to some other platforms out there.

One feature that we really love is the house sit notifications. You can set up custom notifications for certain areas so you never miss applying for a sit. 

The video feature on House Carers is a fantastic way to show homeowners your real self. Other platforms only offer a write-up and photos, which to be honest don’t always portray you how you would really like to be portrayed

House Carers Pros and Cons

House Carers Pros
  • Lots of options to upload a review, photos, videos, references, and safety checks
  • Very reasonible membership price
  • House Carers have a great Facebook community to share ideas with other house sitters
  • A brilliant house sit notification function
  • Very well trusted and one of the first platforms on the internet
House Carers Cons
  • Homeowners don’t need to pay for a membership, so for house sitters, there is a bit of a feeling that the homeowner doesn’t take the assignment as seriously and could cancel at any stage
  • The platform is quite outdated and can be difficult to navigate for first timers

House Carers Website Overall Rating 4.2/5

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We always use Airbnb! 
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5. Aussie House Sitters Review

Countries: Australia only.
Membership Fee: Free for homeowners and $84 AUD for house sitters.
Website: https://www.aussiehousesitters.com.au

Our Thoughts on Aussie House Sitters

Aussie House Sitters is our go-to website for house sits in Australia.

They have the best range of all the house sitting websites for house sits in Australia.

They offer an easy to use and simple platform which to be honest we have not really found any real faults with.

They also have a great community page on Facebook where they share house sits and information

Aussie House Sitters Pros and Cons

Aussie House Sitters Pros
  • Lots of house sits - We often get contacted by homeowners on this platform
  • Reasonable membership fee
Aussie House Sitters Cons
  • Homeowners don’t need to pay for a membership, so for house sitters, there is a bit of a feeling that the homeowner doesn’t take the assignment as seriously and could cancel at any stage 

Aussie House Sitters Website Overall Rating 4.3/5

6. Mind My House Review

Countries: International House Sitting Platform
Membership Fee: Free for homeowners and $20 USD for house sitters.
Website: https://www.mindmyhouse.com/

Our Thoughts on Mind My House

Mind My House is one of the original house sitting websites. It has been around since the start.

They have cheap membership fees which is fantastic. However, this means they have a lot of house sitters on the platform. This means that competition can be tough (as of right now there is 230 available house sits and 4,000 available house sitters!).

The platform has a great user experience and website layout.

They also have a strong community which is great for sharing experiences, tips and pictures! Mind My House also has an alerts option, so you can never miss a listing in your favourite locations.

They are an international website, however, most listings are in the United States or Europe

Mind My House Pros and Cons

Mind My House Pros
  • They are a well-established platform who have been around since the very start
  • A very cheap membership fee for house sitters
  • Free for homeowners which means more house sits are listed
  • Easy to use and good looking platform
  • Alert system
Mind My House Cons
  • The number of house sitters outweighs homeowners, so there is a lot of competition
  • Homeowners don’t need to pay for a membership, so for house sitters, there is a bit of a feeling that the homeowner doesn’t take the assignment as seriously and could cancel at any stage 

Mind My House Website Overall Rating 4.2/5

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About the Author Jay Mckinlay

I have an obsession with travel and caring for animals. When I am not entertaining animals you will find me lurking a market, skateboarding, drinking red wine or eating cheese!

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11 comments
Marian says October 31, 2018

I have been thinking about finding a house sitter for my trips ( 2 to 6 weeks).
I have a cat and pool to care for in central California. What are the expectation for the homeowner and sitter?
Thank you.

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    Brittnay Sharman says October 31, 2018

    We like to sit with the owners either in person or skype and go through all the responsibilities. We are more than happy to mow lawns, clean pools and anything else that comes our way 🙂 Have you looked into finding a sitter yet?

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Garrick says January 10, 2019

Great post guys, I want to follow your lead and use Aussie House Sitters as my go-to. Do you have a referral link or code?

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    Jay Mckinlay says January 10, 2019

    Hey Garrick, You are in luck! Use the code 8346AU and you will get $10 off your membership 🙂 Happy house sitting!

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      Brittnay Sharman says January 11, 2019

      So stoked your keen to get house sittng Garrick! This time of year is great for it as well, lots of folks heading away on hols 🙂

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        Garrick says January 11, 2019

        Thanks heaps for the code, looking forward to helping pets stay comfortably in their home while getting out of the van for a few as we travel around Aus. Keep living your bliss 🙂

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Richard says February 13, 2019

Hello,
Thank you for creating a short intro about these house sitting websites. I will save me time to look for reputable ones since you’ve collected that for me! Will definitely check each of them!

Cheers!

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    Jay Mckinlay says February 18, 2019

    No problem Richard 🙂

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Joanna says March 3, 2019

thanks for great list of platforms, we are going to pick one this weekend!!We cant wait to start house sitting!

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Theresa says April 12, 2019

Do you have preferences for US sites?

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    Brittnay Sharman says April 13, 2019

    Happy Saturday Theresa 🙂 I think for the US Trusted House Sitter would be your best option, its seems like they have the widest range of house sits however due to this it can be very competitive. Have you got started sitting or have any references?

    Reply
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