How much does it cost to join?
We have 4 easy and flexible memberships to suit your requirements.
1. FREE Guest membership - JOIN
Allows you to search anywhere in Australia but you can not contact home owners.
See ALL sits listed. This is NOT a restricted list.
Opt out at any time. Upgrade at any time.
FULL memberships allow you to contact UNLIMITED home owners VIEW MEMBERSHIPS
2. 4 months - $59 ($14.75 p/month)
3. 12 months - $69 ($5.75 p/month)
4. 18 months - $79 ($4.38 p/month)
Our Guarantee If after 12 or 18 months (depending on membership length) you don’t find any homes to apply for, we will give you $30 back PLUS an extra three months on your membership. Absolutely FREE.
Terms: 1.You must have a detailed profile and a photo to qualify. 2. Not valid if you received a discount when registering.
We do not sell memberships for specific sits, and there are no weekly or monthly fees.
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Negotiating the house sit
The terms of the house sit are negotiated directly between the sitter and the home owner. They should be agreed upon by the parties. It's best to put them in writing.
All parties should vet each other.
1. Meet before the house sit, where possible.
2. Visit the house and pets, where possible. At least online
If the sit doesn't feel right for you, it probably isn't. Just say thanks but no thanks and move on to the next one. No harm done.
NOTE: All arrangements are between the sitter and home owner. Happy House Sitters is not a party to any house sitting arrangements.
Is house sitting right for me?
House-sitting is ideal for you if...
1. You're saving for your first home.
2. You're renovating
3. You're retired
4. You're travelling
5. You're not sure where you want to live
6. You love pets
7. You hate paying rent!
Am I suitable to house sit?
We have a broad range of home owners looking for sitters in all phases of life. Our sitters include males and females who are couples, singles, families with and without children, seniors, retirees, and students. People who are renovating, separating, can't decide where to live and those who are travelling with and without their own pets.
What is expected of me as a house-sitter?
In return for living rent free, you agree to keep the property secure, clean and tidy. You take care of any minor maintenance (e.g. gardens, lawns or pool) as well as care for any pets as if they were your own.
How long is the average house-sit?
House-sits can be any length of time. Most range between two weeks and 12 months. Sometimes longer.
How flexible do house-sitters have to be?
Be as flexible as possible. This increases your chances of getting a home to sit sooner! House-sitting requires flexibility but offers the opportunity to save huge amounts of money.
What type of person do home owners look for?
The truth is, anyone can be a house-sitter. There is no 'type'. Home owners simply want someone they like and trust. Just as you would.
Do I need to be an Australian citizen to join?
No. We have members from all over the world with us. If you want to house sit in Australia, you're in the right place!
Where can I get more information?