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Advice for home owners

Benefits – How can you benefit from our service?

Register with MindMyHouse as a member. It's cheap, simple and fast. You just need the annual membership fee (US$29 or equivalent), an email address and password.

Login & search

Login to your personal homepage on MindMyHouse at any time to search our database of registered house sitters.

Contact sitters – create an listing

Contact a shortlist of candidates to discuss your house sitting assignment further. Or create your own online listing and let house sitters contact you through our site. The choice is yours.

Finalise the deal

Use the sample forms and information in our Advice Centre to help make the whole process run smoothly. Sorted!

Save money!

  • put your cheque book away – the majority of our house sitters work for free too (they may also pay for their share of utility bills, depending on what arrangements you have made with them)
  • save a bundle on pet care fees while you're at it
  • prevent your home owner's insurance premium from going through the roof

Find exactly who you want

  • find the perfect person by searching our database of sitter available listings
  • create your own sitter wanted listing and have house sitters contact you through a blank form
  • create/edit/show/hide your listing instantly
  • set up an email alert – find out immediately when new house sitters become available in your area

Remain secure

  • remain anonymous until you choose to reveal your identity
  • work with fully informed house sitters
  • download our plain-English house sitting agreement and Before you go! checklists

Be informed

  • search our FAQs for the answers to any question you may have
  • write to us for 24-hour customer support in real time
  • contribute your own story to our community area or just leave a comment
  • enjoy reading about others' experiences in our blogsite
  • stay informed on the MindMyHouse project - receive our monthly e-newsletter

Make new friends!

To find out more about house sitting, you can read our article 'What are the advantages of having a house sitter rather than leaving my house empty?', or make our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) database your first port of call. You can browse the links below, or search the FAQs yourself using our search engine.

Legal information

If it's legal information, a sample house sitting agreement or simply a sample security lodgement form your after, look no further than our Legal advice section.

Download our house sitting agreement in the following formats

House sitting agreement

To download the PDF version of our house sitting agreement, you will need a copy of the Acrobat Reader software on your computer. You can get either a free copy or upgrade your existing version by visiting the Adobe website