Simply put, house sitting is the practice whereby a home owner, leaving their house for a period of time, entrusts it to one or more "house sitters", who by a mutual agreement are entitled to live there rent-free in exchange for assuming responsibilities such as taking care of the homeowner's pets, performing general maintenance etc.
House sitters – ever been desperate for some time away but don't quite know how to raise the funds for holiday accommodation? Or perhaps you're currently giving all your money to your landlord rather than saving for a house of your own. Join the club. Better still, join this club.
We're an established global matching service dedicated to bringing house sitters and home owners together online. By searching our database you may be able to find that perfect 'change of scene' you've been looking for. House sitting can be a free arrangement that benefits all parties. Let us guide you through the process.
I think MMH is brilliant. ( Sitter)
I joined in 2009, when I was 67 and did my first house/cat sit nr Toronto, that Spring. I had a month there, and was so lucky; the house owners were a lovely couple and the cats very sweet. I was able to visit not just Toronto, using the excellent public transport, but also made a trip to Niagara Falls, complete with helicopter trip over the Falls, and boat trip beneath them. I still keep in touch with the house owners. I also went to Tucson Arizona, and spent 3 months in Australia, fitting a months travelling and visiting family and friends, between house sitting. My last sit was in a lovely Oxfordshire cottage with a variety of animals. I was 'between cats' at the time, but then got my own cat which of course restricted my travels. I did keep my membership going for some years, thinking I may just do one more, (love looking down the list of possibilities) before I really am too old (now late 70s), but of course the pandemic put paid to that. Although I'm still fit and healthy, I think many home owners would think twice about entrusting their house/animals to an 'oldie'. So.. very reluctantly, and with some wonderful memories (including a strange one, if you remember the scammer 'James Backlord'?!), I am going to let my membership expire. Many thank yous MMH, long may you continue.