House Sitting

House sit someone’s house, pets & garden and stay for free by visiting websites like Mind my House, Trusted House Sitters, PawShake, and House Carers. Below is a breakdown of the pros and cons for each site.

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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.
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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.
  • Very active community on social media
  • Easy to set up house sitter profile

Trusted House Sitters Cons:

  • $129 USD membership fee.
  • High competition on house sitting assignments.
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Pawshake Pros:

  • Easy to navigate website
  • Great Mobile app
  • Homeowners are covered by a booking guarantee if the booked sitter can not make it
  • Pawshake will also cover vet fees

Pawshake Cons:

  • You can only sign up if your area is in need of house sitters
  • Customer service has a bad wrap
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House Carers Pros:

  • Lots of options to upload a review, photos, videos, references, id checks 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.
  • Lower competition for pet sitters

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  • The platform is quite outdated and can be difficult to navigate for first timers.


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