House Carers: travel with free accommodation by house sitting

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HouseCarers is a worldwide house sitting directory, it was launched in recognition of the need to provide a secure environment where homeowners can locate a reliable house sitter and sitters can achieve their financial and housing objectives.

1. House Carers Website

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2. Country

House sittings on this website are primarily in the USA and Australia, but there are also listings available on other countries around the world.

3. Organization

HouseCarers has been securely matching Homeonwers with House Sitters since October 2000. They have researched the practice of house sitting and created acceptable guidelines to help the members make informed decisions. They use the power of the internet to connect the members across United States and around the world.

4. Types of hosts and work

  • Watch after the house


  • Care for the pet/pets
  • Tend the garden

5. Duration

The duration of your stay varies a lot, it could go from a few days up to a few months.

6. Compensation

The standard Housesit is Rent Free Accommodation in exchange for house sitting/ pet care. This is the spirit of the site.

7. Fee

You are first registered for a limited non-paid membership that allows you to browse and receive housesit alerts to your email.

A paid membership costs 50 USD per year and you can make contact, upload photos, references and more. Furthermore, paid members appear before non-paid members in search results.

*If you check the website you can see available opportunities without paying, but you wont be able to contact the hosts.

8. Eligibility

You have to be 18 years old to use HouseCarers.

9. Application steps 

  • Start with a limited non-paid membership.
  • Make a search of a house to sit: select the location where you want to go; Preferences (Availability as Pet Care), and period (days, weeks or months), and more.
  • Hose Carers will then send matching opportunities, and you will be found in searches.
  • Then apply for a housesit or respond to messages by paying the full membership which is $50 USD per year.

10. Deadline

Application open all over the year.

Good luck!

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