What is House Sitting?

So you have heard the term House Sitting, but you’re still unsure of what is House Sitting?

House sitting matches people leaving their homes for a period of time, with house sitters who stay in that home while the owners are away.

Often, but not always, there are pets to look after. Sometimes there are gardens to be tended, pools maintained, and mostly no money changes hands.

The homeowner gets the security of their home being lived in, and their pets looked after.

The house sitter gets free accommodation, and the opportunity to stay in a different location. This comes with the responsibilities agreed with the homeowner.

It is a win/win situation.

Did we say “Free Accommodation?”  Click Read More to find out more…….

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Hi, we are Terry and Maura from New Zealand and have been travelling full time since February 2016.

During this time we have completed 40 house sits in some lovely locations in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the UK.

Go House Sitting was started as a way to help house sitters and homeowners understand all about house sitting and how to get started in this wonderful lifestyle.

Go House Sitting will guide you through the process of what you need to become a house sitter.

We can advise you what to include to create a compelling profile, how to write an introductory email, and give you insights into what makes a great house sitter.

And for homeowners, we can show you how to create a profile to attract an awesome house sitter.

Are you ready to Go House Sitting?

What is House Sitting?

How would you like to stay on the south coast of England for 2 months? What about 6-weeks in Andalucía, Spain? Have you wanted to live like a local in a small village in Italy? Does living in London for a month fit your budget?

As a house sitter all these options can be a reality, in fact, we have experienced all these wonderful situations and many more in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK and Australia. 

Why Go House Sitting?

If you enjoy helping others, love a change of scenery and are flexible with the places you live, you may like to go house sitting.

House sitting can offer a house sitter a new way of living, a different way to travel, and a change in lifestyle.

House sitting can offer a homeowner the security for their home, personal carers for their pets and a cheaper option for their pet care.

House Sitting Websites

There are several house sitting websites online.  The basics of each are similar, but they all offer something unique.

We have used and researched the following:

  • TrustedHousesitters.com
  • MindMyHouse.com
  • Housecarers.com
  • Nomador.com

Click below to read about these and more

Inspiring House Sitting Locations


One of the worlds great cities, but accommodation is so expensive. How did we afford to stay there for more than a month? With house sitting we have been able to stay in London twice for more than 4 weeks each time.


Imagine staying for 6-weeks within easy driving distance of many Pueblo Blancos, the famous white towns of Andalucia. This was a wonderful way to discover a beautiful part of Spain and the tasty food of the region.


The South of France conjures up visions of lovely towns near beautiful beaches. But there is so much more to see. As house sitters we were able to explore many historic towns in this wonderful part of France.


Staying in a small Italian village surrounded by olive trees, orchards and vineyards seems like a dream. But we were able to live this dream as house sitters for more than five weeks.


Canada is a huge country with spectacular scenery. Vast mountain ranges, pristine lakes, and plentiful rivers. Would you like to house sit in a log cabin surrounded by nature at its finest?


Can you think of a better place to experience living like a local? Chiang Mai offers a tantalising taste of this remarkable country. Why not take cooking classes while you house sit in this exciting part of Asia.

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