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About our service

How this site works

Here at MindMyHouse we've provided all the tools for home owners and house sitters to find each from around the globe (or around the corner). And it works!

Step one

Home owners join for free. House sitter memberships are the cheapest on the web at only US$20 or equivalent per year. Dual memberships are perfectly respectable.

Step two

Membership has its privileges! Members get their own password-protected account area. From here they can instantly create and update their advert, save a shortlist of favourite adverts, search the database, devour our FAQs, set up email alerts…the list goes on.

Step three

Once home owners and house sitters have contacted each other, the process of selection and negotiating the terms of the house sitting assignment begins. By using our legal forms and templates the whole process becomes a lot more organised. Happy house sitting!

Our service in detail

The internet has made many new kinds of human interaction possible. In the past, home owners who wanted their pets and property maintained in their absence could either pay a large sum of money to an agency for the service or cast around among friends and family for an obliging (but often unreliable) person.

Here at MindMyHouse we've provided an online matching service to bring home owners and house sitters together for the free exchange of goods (accommodation) for services (house and pet sitting). And it works! House sitting worldwide is a fast growing phenomenon.

For a small annual fee (US$20/£11/E16/AU$27), house sitters create and update a personal sitter available advert which features on our site. Home owners can login and search our database of house sitters' ads for free. After making a shortlist of candidates, home owners can then contact house sitters by email or phone to discuss their house sitting assignment.

Some home owners (although not many) choose to advertise their house sitting assignment. Only house sitters registered with MindMyHouse will be able to see home owners' contact details. House sitters can then contact a home owner and try to sell themselves as the right candidate for the job. The rest, as they say, is up to you.

At MindMyHouse we provide as much information and advice as we can to help both parties negotiate a pleasant and mutually agreeable house sitting experience. Download, print and use our range of PDF files to help make the whole process much more organised and secure. These document templates can function as house sitting agreements, security deposit lodgement forms and property condition reports. It's best to spell out exactly what each party's obligations and expectations are of the other before beginning the house sitting assignment. Happy house sitting!