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Mind My House – Reviews

2.25 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

$20.00

In terms of number of house sits, MindMyHouse is usually listed as one of the top three house sitting sites. Since its launch in 2005, MindMyHouse has built up a good reputation within the house sitting community and continues to attract interest from homeowners and sitters alike, as well as maintain its position within the ranking of top house sitting sites.

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Description

At $20 a year, it’s also the cheapest house sitting site to join and for the annual price it offers a very decent number of monthly house sitting opportunities. As such its a popular site within the house sitting community and many sitters sign up to MindMyHouse alongside one of the other main house sitting sites in order to maximise the number of opportunities available to them.

* Getting an accurate idea of how many house sits MindMyHouse has can be quite difficult. When trying to get this information from MindMyHouse we noticed that some of the house sits listed had already been filled but were not marked as such.

Pricing:

MindMyHouse charges $20 per year for their house sitter membership plan. This is the cheapest house sitting membership plan available.

12 Month Membership
$20 ($1.66 per month)

How does it compare?

Site Annual Cost
Trusted Housesitters $107.1 (or 10% cheaper with discount code)
Housecarers $50 (0r 10% cheaper with discount)
Mind My House $20
Nomador $89
House Sit Match $55-$150

A more in-depth comparison can be found here.

16 reviews for Mind My House – Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely fantastic house sitting website. We have been members since 2012 and have had several house sits through MindMyHouse. All for less than a meal out.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Can only give this 3/5. While MMH is very cheap, its very badly organised. Ive applied for countless house sitting jobs only to discover that they are old and already filled (some as far back as a year before).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Have had one house sitting through Mind My House so that’s o.k.

  4. 3 out of 5

    cheaper than the ohrer house sitting sites but (and this is a BIG but) it’s not as organised. have applied for several house sits over the past few years only to be told that they had been filled several weeks before and that the owners were no longer looking for sitters. one even asked me to take down their ad for them (not that I was able to).

    have had one house sitting job through mindmyhouse.com so i guess its paid for itself (the sit was for a month) however there is a lot of room for improvement here.

  5. 1 out of 5

    I purchased a sitter account 4 days ago, after the payment went through my email activation did not work, I have been messaging this company for days no response, all the comments above are positive?

    • Hi Corinne,

      I haven’t heard of anyone having this problem before – we know of plenty of people who are active members so I don’t think it’s a case that they’ve taken your money and ran for the hills. MindMyHouse.com are a very small husband and wife team so more than likely it’s just a case that they’re slow, although a response should have been given within two working days (I’m not sure if they respond to things on the weekend). Make sure you’re e-mailing support@mindmyhouse.com and if that fails there’s a phone number listed here: http://whois.domaintools.com/mindmyhouse.com

  6. 1 out of 5

    They are impossible to get hold of , it is also a joke trying to verifie your registration.
    I would advise people to look else where for a company who know what they are doing.
    They certainly do not.

  7. 1 out of 5

    We having the same problem with sending e mails to owners. An error pops up every time we try to make contact.
    MMH is not responding on support.
    Corinne is right.

  8. 1 out of 5

    Signed up for this website and then realized it was no use to me. There was no way to see what houses were available before signing up but because the website advertised Australia and the reviews seemed okay I decided to go ahead.
    When I was finally able to view the options for Australia there were only two houses available, neither anywhere near where I planned to go. So I wrote an email to the company explaining my situation and asking for a refund as their service is no use to me. Two weeks passed and I had not heard a reply so I emailed again asking to confirm that the email had been received, still no reply.
    Even if the answer was no it would be nice to receive a response. If you’re looking at using this company I would recommend shelling out a few more dollars for a decent company.

  9. 4 out of 5

    While I’ve only had one position for the year since I’ve joined, it was a piece of cake. The homeowner and I had numerous emails, and one phone call, mostly to get a feel for each other. They were very clear of their expectations (what their house was like, the animals, etc). I spent the nite before with them getting acquainted with them, the house and their dogs. This was in a town north of London and I had a delightful stay. I’ve had a couple of other ‘nibbles’ from people, and they were responsive and kind as well. I have noted like others that some of their sittings have already been filled, so maybe some type of update procedure is in order for them. All in all, I’m happy I joined and am looking forward to the next house/pet sit.

  10. 1 out of 5

    I paid for membership and wasn’t able to apply for houses, it was like my account was frozen. I tried several times to get in touch via twitter, facebook after all my emails were ignored. So basically I paid for nothing. Never got a response and never got a refund.

  11. 2 out of 5

    The registration process is easy enough BUT nobody EVER responds. I applied for 5 last week and had no responses.

    Last year I applied for a number and only got one response.

    If you’re looking to have lots of conversations with yourself, this is the site for you!

  12. 2 out of 5

    Administrator is slow to respond to owners updating listings.

    • Hi Thomas,

      I believe some improvements have been made (a purge of old listings I’ve been told) however people are still mentioning this whenever they mention MindMyHouse.com. This isn’t something that generally comes up on a lot of the other house sitting sites.

  13. 5 out of 5

    After joining as a sitter in May of 2016, I had the opportunity to spend a month in Costa Rica, and have since had so many offers…from Norway to Belize. I am going to spend a week in New York City, then off to Scotland for a month early next year. After that, on to France an Spain. MindMyHouse has been a life-changing tool for my early retirement. The best $20 I have ever spent in my life!!

  14. 1 out of 5

    Owners only reply if they wish, which is ridiculous, you just sit waiting as if you also don’t need to plan things ahead!

  15. 1 out of 5

    I created account, paid for membership and I have not received activation code 🙂 Very bad.

  16. 1 out of 5

    Like all house sitting sites, they only charge the house sitters, not the house owners. The home owners are not required to give much information about their place/needs but they ARE allowed to demand rent and utilities. Sure it’s only $20 per year, but you get what you pay for. Most of the ads are fake because they are already filled. No one updates the site.

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