Would you like to search for a house sitter that normally lives near to you? Well now you can. Previously when you searched for house sitters on MindMyHouse, you could only tell what their usual country of residence was. With this new way of searching, you can easily see on a map the towns, cities and country areas where our house sitters normally live. To get started on a "Search by location" search, simply select your country (and optionally add a city or town) on the Search by location page. You should then see a map with lots of icons representing house sitters who live nearest to the area you are searching for. These icons contain links to house sitters' listings. You will need to login to your account area to access this feature. Please note that if you make a search for house sitters using this new search function you will be searching from a much smaller pool of available house sitters than the large number that are currently advertising their services with us. This is because many house sitters do not want to house sit in their local area or they may not want their usual town/city/area of residence to be shown on a map, and thus they would not appear in this kind of search. To improve your chances of finding a great house sitter in time for your departure it's a really good idea to search our database using both of the methods available. That way you'll be able to add local house sitters to your Shortlist of potential candidates as well as those from further afield who have said they would like to house sit in your area.