Wanted: Someone to look after an apartment in London. Responsibilities required: walk the dog and water the plants. In return you stay for free.

Sound good? Every month hundreds of home and pet owners all over the world place adverts like just this one and the numbers are growing all the time. More and more homeowners would rather have someone live in their home and care for their pets, than put their pets in a kennel. If you love pets and can be trusted to care for someone else’s home and property, there’s a great opportunity to save money on travel accommodation by house sitting.

At housesittingguide.com we cover everything you need to know about house sitting. From finding house sits, to applying – it’s all in here and best of all, all of the information is completely free. We also have a growing section of interviews from fellow house sitters sharing their tips and experience and helping us to grow this guide.

Useful Pages

Getting StartedGet an overview of what house sitting is. A good place to start if you’re an absolute beginner.

House Sitting Sites: Compare the main house sitting websites – Trusted HousesittersHousecarersMindMyHouseNomador &House Sit Match.

Creating a ProfileTop tips for creating a great house sitter profile. 

Applying for sitsWhat to say in your message to homeowners.

FaqsAnswers to important house sitting questions such as: How do I find long term house sits? Where can I find paid house sitting jobs? Should I use a house sitting agreement?