What Are The Best House Sitting Websites For You? [Updated August 2019]

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

So, we thought we would put together a list of the house sitting websites we use. Not only that but breakdown each site, advise 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, assignments available and what area they specialise in.

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

Unfortunately, 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.

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House Sitting Website Name

Website Logo

Membership Cost

Main Country

Site Link

Trusted House Sitters
Trusted House Sitters Logo

$129 USD

Worldwide

Aussie House Siters
Aussie House Sitters Logo

$84 AUD

Australia Only

Mind A Home
Mindahome Logo

$69 AUD

Australia Only

House Carers
House Carers Logo

$55 USD

Worldwide

Kiwi House Sitters
Kiwi House Sitters Logo

$84 NZD

New Zealand Only

Mind My House
Mind My House Logo

$20 USD

Worldwide

The Best House Sitting Websites of 2019

Trusted House Sitters Reviews

Our Favourite House Sitting Website!

Trusted House Sitters House Sitting Website Homepage
Trusted House Sitters Homepage

Our Thoughts on Trusted 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.

The Pros and Cons of Trusted House Sitters

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.

Overall Trusted House Sitters Rating

Aussie House Sitters Review

Aussie House Sitters House Sitting Site Review
Aussie House Sitters House Sitting Website Home Page

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.

Pros and Cons of Aussie House Sitters

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.

Our Rating of Aussie House Sitters

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Kiwi House Sitters Review

The Best Kiwi Only Site

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  • 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.

Pros and Cons of Kiwi House Sitters

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 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.
  • Sits are only available in NZ.

Overall Kiwi House Sitters Rating

Mindahome Review

The Best Value For Money Aussie Only Site

Mindahome Housesitting Site Review
Mindahome House Sitting Website Review

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!

Pros and Cons of Mindahome

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.
  • Aussie only platform.

Overall Rating of Mindahome

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House Carers Review

The Best Value For Money International House Sitting Website

House Carers House Sitting Web Site Review
House Carers House Sitting Website Review
  • Countries: International house sitting website.
  • 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.

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Pros and Cons of House Carers

House Carers Pros
  • Lots of options to upload a review, photos, videos, references, and safety checks.
  • Very reasonable 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.

Our Rating of House Carers

Mind My House Review

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.

Pros and Cons of Mind My House

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.

Our Rating of Mind My House

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21 thoughts on “What Are The Best House Sitting Websites For You? [Updated August 2019]”

  1. 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.

    1. 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?

  2. 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?

        1. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

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

    1. 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?

  5. Hi there,

    I am very interested in finding out more about the best house sitting opportunities. However, I am allergic to pets, and due to a traumatic childhood experience, I only like observing them from a far distance. I am passionate about keeping an immaculate house, and I do not mind watering the lawn, as long as it is not freshly cut grass. I would like to first get my feet wet in the NY and CT locations. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Hiya Dee,

      So stoked your ready to start your house sitting journey. I would suggest jumping on one of the house sitting platforms, this one here http://bit.ly/2LxJmHs is has the biggest range of house sits in the US! Once your apart of the platform you can search for sits, you could filter it by house sits in NY & CT locations as well as clicking on the option no pets. Let me know how you go 🙂

      Britt 🙂

  6. Hi Jay & Britt!

    Thanks for all the info!! My boyfriend and I are looking to get started in Melbourne. Do you have any recommendations for house sitting in Australia or certain sites we should check out first?

    Happy house sitting days!!

    Elisa

    1. Hiya Elisa,

      Ohh how we miss Melbourne!! Stoked your ready to start house sitting, they are lots of opporuntiies to house sit in Australia. I would check out Mindahome and Aussiehousesitters! Lots of listings and not as compettitve as some other sites! Let me know if you need any help setting up your profile or have any other questions!

      Britt 🙂

  7. Hey Jay & Britt!!

    Happy Friday!! We can’t wait to start house sitting as much as you two!! We are hoping to do our first one over Christmas, we are currently checking out Trusted House Sitters and Mindmyhome, we are located in Atlanta, do you have suggestions to which one we should go for? Its a bit of price different but we are happy to pay more if its worth it!

    Lauren & Tyler

    1. Hiya Lauren!!

      Happy Friday to you too! Doing your first house sit over Christmas is an awesome idea! You will have lots of options to choose from. Do you guys plan to travel as well as house sit or will you be based in Atlanta? I think using a combination of both trusted house sitters and mindmyhome. It a great idea to diversify your options to apply as well as building references on different platforms. Let me know how you go!

      Happy house sitting!

      Britt

  8. Thanks for these house sitting site reviews guys! I really want to join Trusted House Sitters but am a little hesitant to sign up with no references. Do you have any ideas how I could make myself a little more appealing to homeowners without any?

    1. Hi Joana,

      Thank you!

      We love Trusted House Sitters but it is a very competitive platform. There are a couple of things we would advise to do if you have no references:

      1: When you apply for a house sit try and apply for sits that don’t have too many applicants.
      2: When you apply be very prompt with your application – first in first served a lot of the time!
      3: Write a personalised and thoughtful letter to the homeowner and genuinely let them know why you want the sit and why you would be the purfect sitter.
      4: Forward through Airbnb or rental references, the more the better. You want the homeowner to know you are genuine and can take care of a home.
      5: Try and get on a Skype of video call with them – its far easier to talk aout this in person than over email!

      Make sure you check out our post on how to become a house sitter for more into about how oyu can start sitting!

      Let us know if we can help you anymore 🙂

  9. Hey Travelling House Sitters!!

    Maddy and John from Melbourne here 🙂 We read your post about getting started and have booked a few weekend house sits for friends and family. Looking forward to getting some references, I think we will try to apply for some house sits over Christmas, we are looking at using Mindahome or Aussie House Sitters or maybe Trusted House Sitters, if you think it is worth it??) Do you think we should go for one over the other?

    Love following your travels on Instagram, your photos of house sitting in Rome look incredible! We are thinking of doing a similar trip (with house sitting) to Europe in 2021! Where are guys heading next?

    1. Hiya Maddy!!
      So awesome that you’re booked in for a few house sits with friends & fam!!! I think a combo of Mindahome or Aussie House Sitters & Trusted House Sitters is definitely worth it! What we pay in a year for the platforms definitely doesn’t out outweigh the accommodation benefits. It also good to diversify as some sites such as Mindahome gets lots of city postings and Aussie House Sitters has more rural postings. Its also good to have references on different sites 🙂

      So stoked you have been enjoying the pics, we are having the best time house sitting in Italy!! We are headed to Croatia & Montegrerro next and can’t wait for some beach time!! Ohhh you guys should definitely do Europe in 2021, there are thousands of house sits over here, especially in France! I would recommend getting a campervan or car because some a little bit more rural. Let me know how you go with the platforms 🙂

      Have a great week!

      Brittnay

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