Interested in Housesitting?

I’m not a housesitting guru, but as someone who enjoys getting free accommodation, and has done so through Couchsurfing, Workaway, WWOOF, and now HouseCarers,

here are my tips:

Beef Up Your Profile With References. This goes for any of these sites, but especially housesitting. Homeowners will feel way more comfortable accepting your application if people can vouch for you. I had two previous petsitting experiences, but I added in a reference from a roommate just in case. If you don’t have experience, offer to petsit for your friends at home before you start traveling!

Megan shares her success tips

.... Read more tips from housesitter  BackpackerPetSitter at the article below:

BackpackerPetSitter shows how it is done... tips when new to Housesitting at her blog "Beat, Broke, Backpacking"

Website is a Boon to Pet Owners Bonnie from Candler, Asheville Buncombe, North Carolina

I just had to tell you what a boon your website is to us pet owners. 

I just arranged 2 different sitters for upcoming trips we have planned.

Your House Sitter members usernames Agostino and Memmereof3 are the two I just selected for my upcoming sits. Memmereof3, Janice and Bill  sat for us in '13.

One trip is 2 wks and the other 5.

Over the many years and many times I've used your service I've always been pleased with the way my home and cats were cared for.

We live immediately outside Asheville NC in Candler, in a rural setting but only 22 min. from downtown. Best of both worlds. We will need a cat sitter for our 2 indoor only cats.

View Housesit profile for Catsitter needed Asheville NC in Candler in very interesting and pretty area outside 

I've given the URL to countless friends.
 One cat, the Birman,  is very friendly and expects loving
while the other is a sweet but shy Siamese

Unfortunately, for them, several of them are squeamish about having strangers in their homes despite my reminders to check out references thoroughly, as well as privately communicating with the potential sitter to evaluate them, through your secure message system.

Oh well, their loss.

After recommending your website several times over the past year, one of my friends has finally, recently, used your website and she's happy too

Thank you!!  Bonnie (Cat owner username Bonbon5)

PS After recommending your website several times over the past year, one of my friends has finally, recently, used your website and she's happy too!

Cathy from San Diego, was able to extend her stay in Australia by getting 2 house sits scheduled back-to-back between Nov 23rd and Jan 1st.

I have been a member on and off for years. 

I will be traveling to Australia with my sister in November and was able to extend my stay by getting 2 house sits scheduled back-to-back between Nov 23rd and Jan 1st. #awesome... Cathy (sitandstay4u)

View profile for House Sitter sitandstay4u
I am from San Diego. The usernames for my scheduled house sits are:
Kallangur, Northside, Brisbane Moreton Bay Region  Blossomnz
I live in Kallangur, 5 minutes from  shopping center, movies and about 1/2 hour to Brisbane centre .. Blossomnz
and anguscow1

Aubigny, Oakey, Toowoomba
Darling Downs,QLD Australia .. anguscow1

When I finish at Lisa's house  (Blossomnz), I'm going farther north to see the Great Barrier Reef before going home. 

I have been using HouseCarers for several years now and wanted to let you know how pleased I am with this service. ...HouseOverLake

Western Mass, Amherst
MA,Massachusetts United States

I have been using HouseCarers since Since October 2010 and wanted to let you know how pleased I am with this service. Very well managed and very effective. Thank you.

We live in a contemporary glassed-in cedar home cantilevered over a small quiet lake in Western Mass. Depending on the season, the lake can be used for swimming, non-motorized boating, water and ice fishing, skating and skiing. Great wildlife and beautiful views from every room in the house.House has cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 floors, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, radiant heat, a small wood stove in family room, full kitchen, 2 decks. We have full cable TV and high speed internet access. There are abundant artwork and books. No garage and no basement. There is minimal yard maintenance

Housesit for username HouseOverLake - House Sitter found Western Mass, Amherst MA,Massachusetts United States

Mary, The Cat Whisperer of the highest order


House sitter Mary, Username lovepetstravel2 , was my house sitter in Ettalong Beach NSW for 3 weeks in April-May 2017. Mary looked after my scaredy-cat Wendy, as well as my villa and garden.

Scardey Cat was hiding under the bed

I came home from my trip to a spotless house and a cat who actually greeted me at the door, despite spending most of her day under the bed before I left.

I consider her a cat whisperer of the highest order.
Ettalong Beach

If you are looking for a caring, quiet and thoughtful person to mind your home, look no further than this lady. I would gladly invite her to sit for me when next I go travelling and have no hesitation in recommending her.

Mary resides in America but is happy to house sit in Australia and New Zealand also.

Homeowner Denise username redape24 Central Coast, NSW AUSTRALIA ...

Synchronicity! Global House Sitters Dave & kathy Cutts (aka LoveTheWorld) Line up the Housesits.,and Share their tips, experiences and lifestyle change


When you're in Tahoe and have a sitting gap to fill before your next Tahoe house sit.Then a housecarers.com listing  appears which fills that gap perfectly and is in Tahoe! Applied, interviewed and confirmed in less than 12 hours! .... Dave & Kathy LoveTheWorld

Gypsy The Airedale Terrier, Dave & kathy got to Love
Cute Lake Tahoe houe

We are 2 Brits who love to travel, we have worked in Europe, Asia and the USA and took some time out in 2014 to recharge. We did this by moving to Tahoe and enjoying the outdoor life.

 We are a professionally minded couple, I am a self employed management
consultant and Kathy after many years as a successful bank
manager is now an equally successful home maker.

When it came to look at returning to corporate life, an alternate lifestyle choice came to mind. House sitting! We were introduced to the idea of sitting about 7 years ago when backpacking (in Fiji) and in fact  Joined housecarers.com  back then though work life took over again.

Now we are in a position to commit fully to a nomadic lifestyle, we rent out our home in England, we finished our house lease in Tahoe (April 2016) and with no permanent home we hit the road!

Our number one reason for house sitting is being able to travel cost effectively for extended periods. Being able to spend time living more like an expat or in some cases like a local brings a new perspective to countries we've previously visited.

Another great advantage to the nomadic house sitting lifestyle is budget control, by choosing the duration and location of sits we have control over our living costs. We can stay local to Tahoe for short term sits, we can stay in the USA and road trip or we can invest in flights for longer term foreign sits.

Lake Tahoe

Drake having a walk on the beach

Our aim is to full time sit during 2017 and beyond.

We have secured a housesit in Idaho, and will also be Housesitting in Switzerland for Jan, Feb, March next year. Both housecarers.com

PS We have also just secured a 4 month housesit in Mexico via housecarers

Drake on the beach

Drake again

Travelingbeth Finds the Perfect replacement Housesitter for House Sitter for Great Dog in Sonoma Wine Country

Hi Ian,

I am so delighted with this year's experience with Housecarers.
My sitter from 2015 retired from pet sitting, therefore I needed to look once more.
I had a much more difficult time choosing a sitter this time.

Brix on Dog Park Bench

This is his I am not ready to leave yet pose.
Each of the final four (had over 15 responses within 24 hours) had amazing qualities.  I could not have been more pleased.  I will be removing the ad and unsubscribing, but will be back in the early summer for the fall/winter 2017 and for next year if I need to look again. 

Russian River Morning Walk

5 Minute walk to the Russian River. Brix likes to walk in it. Not much of a swimmer.

TravelingBeth Housesitter found for Now Sonoma Wine Country, Healdsburg Sonoma,California United States Apr 7,2017 For 6 weeks