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How It Works

Typed up an advert and had a house sitter organised within the hour! Unbelievable! Sam (& 3 cats)

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I am now a regular house-sitter for people who have approached me on House Sitters UK. The website has made these introductions possible and meant it's been easy to establish myself as a house-sitter. Thank you! Helen

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For House Sitters

House and Pet Sitting, how it works for House Sitters

House Sitting is a wonderful way to save money, take some time out to achieve a personal goal, travel or just expand your personal horizons.

We have hundreds of houses available at any one time, right across the country. These houses range from inner-city units and suburban houses to beach houses, mountain retreats and hobby farms. The owners of these houses are keen to find reliable, honest and friendly people just like you to look after their house, pets and/or garden.

Become a Sitter

Thousands of house sitters have started their adventure with us, and stayed on because the experience has been so rewarding. We are supportive, friendly and well-connected. Become a house sitter and leverage all of this to begin your own sitting adventure.

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER (£20 pa, unzoned)


House and Pet Minding, how it works for the house sitter, save money, the image is a jar of coins

Live Rent-Free* and Save Money

House sitting is normally a simple exchange - the house owner gets someone to look after their house and pets while they are away, in exchange for rent free accomodation for the sitter. Both sitter and owner get a lot of value out of this arrangement:

  • The House owner doesn't have to pay for pet boarding or garden maintenance, or professional pet sitting services, all of which are very expensive, and which still don't provide the level of care or security that the owner really wants.
  • The House Sitter doesn't have to pay for accommodation, which is usually a dominant cost for travellers and anyone who is renting.

Many people choose house-sitting primarily to save money; for a house or a trip, or just to get ahead. Imagine not having to pay rent every week...

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER (£20 pa, unzoned)

House minding and Pet Sitting, how it works, broaden your horizons.

Travel Rent-Free* and Expand Your Personal Horizons

There is no better way to experience a new place, than to live with the locals. Add to that the ease of living in a comfortable home, the joy of caring for some beautiful pets and the knowledge that you have organised support from neighbours or contacts, should you need it - House Sitting is a wonderful way to see the United Kingdom.

No matter what reason you start house-sitting, you can't help but become a bigger person through the experience. You meet new people and animals and discover a little of how others live. You walk through new settings, shop unfamiliar places and see the world from a slightly different perspective.

The house-sitting experience is limited only by your desire for adventure - there are houses available right across this nation in all sorts of places. Go on, dive in; register now.

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER (£20 pa, unzoned)

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.