Where to Sleep When House Sitting

It’s your first time house sitting and you’re not sure where to sleep.

You don’t want to be weird and sleep in their bed. But you also don’t want to be weird and sleep on the couch.

Fortunately, it’s not weird for house sitters to sleep in other people’s homes. It may be awkward at first, but you’ll get used to it!

This article will answer all your questions about where to sleep.

These tips will help to set your mind at ease.


Do House Sitters Sleep in the House?

Most house sitters sleep in the house they’re sitting for. This isn’t always the case, though.

Some homeowners will hire someone to check on their furry friends a few times throughout the day.

They may also want you to bring in the mail or water their plants.

If you only need to do a daily house check, you might not sleep there.

Daytime services don’t include nighttime tasks.

The vast majority of homeowners hire someone to stay in their house.

This helps give them peace of mind.

Discuss this beforehand to know what is expected of you.


Do You Spend the Night When House Sitting?

For most house-sitting gigs, you will sleep in the house the entire time.

Some pet owners will hire a pet sitter exclusively to provide pet care a few times a day. They may not want you to stay all night long.

Other pet owners will want you for overnight stays to help keep their pets safe. This also allows you extra time with animals!

However, most people are looking for someone to stay overnight.

Before you accept the job, you should ask the homeowner what their expectations are.

Clear communication prevents a bad experience.

That’s why people pay an annual membership for a great experience with house sitters.


Where Do You Sleep When House Sitting?

The homeowner should tell you where you should sleep.

Many people will let you stay in the master bedroom. A lot of people will ask you to stay in the guest bedroom if they have one.

Ask the homeowner where you should sleep and sleep there.


Should You Wash Sheets After House Sitting?

Part of the sitter’s job is to keep the house clean.

This means you should wash the sheets before you leave.

Nobody wants to return from vacation and enter a dirty house.

If you discuss your housesitting services ahead of time, you will know what is expected of you.

You don’t need to do a deep clean, but you should make sure they’re coming home to clean toilets and a tidy kitchen.

What Should You Not Do When House Sitting?

Don’t do anything that you didn’t discuss with the homeowner.

Emergencies happen, after all. (That’s why they hired you!)

When something comes up and you’re not sure what to do, call the homeowner.

If you can’t reach them, make the choice you think is best.

When it’s not an emergency, you have more time to think about it.

If you feel uneasy about a decision, then you probably shouldn’t do it.

Don’t trash the house or take advantage of their resources. Don’t invite friends over without getting permission.

Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want a stranger to do in your house.

Discuss your expectations with the homeowner ahead of time.

They may have detailed listings of chores. They may have set daily schedules to follow.


All this information may be a lot, but it will make the experience of house-sitting positive!

With clear communication, you’ll feel comfortable at their house, performing your duties.

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 nothing short of 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 not only allowed me to save money on accommodation but also offered a plethora of cultural exchange opportunities.

Being a member of these platforms has not only broadened my horizons but also 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 get start as a house sitters, so if you have any questions please reach out! I want everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!

You can read more about 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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