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Carlos & Silvia

  • Sydney

We are a couple of professionals, I am a minister of three churches and my wife ex teacher is currently doing office admin. We are respectful and responsible. Good natured and clean. We do not smoke or drink. Easy to get along with. Like cats and dogs

Janice & John

  • Sydney

John and I are a professional couple, both teachers and Creative Media experts. I am a Photographic artist and have been teaching Photography at tertiary level and at secondary school since 1996. I hold a current teaching certificate, which requires a police check before being granted. John is a film maker and also currently teaching Moving Image at Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand. = you may check his staff profile here.

We are looking for opportunities to house sit in Sydney so we can visit John's daughter, her partner and their new baby on a regular basis. We also want to be able to bring our nine year old grand daughter, Milliana, from New Zealand with us as we care for her in the school holidays. This year we are just looking for school holiday opportunities but this could change when we retire in the future. I am retired from teaching but John is still working full time. John is from Sydney and we have spent a lot of time there visiting family and friends over the years.

We live in the country and spend a lot of our spare time in the garden, swimming in the river and looking after our grand daughter, a somewhat quiet life at the moment. That's not to say we don't do other things that are more exciting. We have just returned from a six month sabbatical in Morocco where John was editing his latest film and writing and I was developing ideas for photographic projects. We enjoy traveling and have spent time in recent years in India, Egypt, Morocco and Spain. We have been using Airbnb and you might be able to check my profile to see the feedback we received - excellent responses saying we are clean and tidy and leave the place exactly as we found it. We had someone staying in our house when we were in Morocco and I was disappointed in some aspects of the care that was taken so am very aware of how I think a house should be left. Mind you, I'm pretty fussy.

We have our own pets - 4 chickens and a cat and used to managing their lives and needs. John has had horses and dogs in the past but we don't currently have any of these as our busy lifestyle and time spent away doesn't lend itself to being at home to take care of them.

Joan & Philip

  • Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, South Coast

Available Dates: various dates from August 2017
Mature, non- smoking, active, semi –retired, married couple.
Previous house sit experience with 'Happy House sitters' and private pet/house sits through family friends (please see our pet sit references on the housesitters site).
We moved to Australia last year under the parent visa scheme as our family are already Australian citizens and live locally in Sydney.
We are reliable, honest, non-smoking and still own our own home (with large garden) in England (owned for 35 years) so are very capable of maintaining a good, clean standard of care and security when looking after your home and pet(s), as if our own. We previously owned our own pets over the years (dog/cat/rabbit) and understand how it feels to be away from your pets and property. Please see the references posted on happy house sitters.
We are currently housesitting until we decide where we want to live permanently. Our Children are professionals who have lived in Sydney for 12 and 5 years respectively and we have previously visited them every year so are familiar with the local surroundings.
We really enjoy the house sit experience, having a 'sense of routine and responsibility’ and yet still being around to help the family out . References can also be provided from the private house sits if required. We like to sample life in surrounding local areas & like to offer 'something back' with a professional service.
We will have plenty of time to attend to any pet care/house jobs in the mornings, but would probably be out during the middle of the days exploring the local area/visiting family and be back early evening for walks/feeds etc and be around during the evenings. We have our own car if needed for vet care etc.
We offer a professional service, would only bring minimum luggage with us and could easily vacate the property if required in an emergency, to stay with family members.
We are both active (run and bike) and are able to do any house jobs, basic maintenance, gardening and pet care. We can send texts/ pictures/updates if required whilst you are away.
Philip is a qualified electrical contractor/builder so can attend most maintenance issues if you wished in an emergency, should any arise.
I worked in University Administration for 20 years so have experience in confidentiality and security awareness.
We are happy to meet you anytime prior to the housesit and will provide you with our mobile number to arrange if you wish.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
We have UK and Australian police checks.
Thank you
Joan and Philip Jackson


  • Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hello everyone!

I've recently moved home to Victoria after several years living abroad in the UK and Europe. I'm a school teacher and writer, currently developing my own small business, which enables me to be quite flexible on location.

Having lived in a variety of shared houses and independent rentals over the last decade, I'm very conscious and considerate of maintaining a clean environment. I've absolutely loved my housesitting experiences over the last several months: looking after two adorable dogs (and horses!) on a large rural property in the Otways, another two lovely dogs, birds and fish on the Mornington Peninsula, one very sweet dog in Melbourne's South East and now two friendly and amusing cats in the Eastern suburbs. Always happy to help out with a spot of gardening or lawn-mowing too, especially during the spring and summer months.

By nature I'm caring and affectionate towards all animals, but especially dogs, having always grown up with our beloved family dogs as furry best friends. Not having a pet has been one of the big sacrifices of living aboard and instead I'm a very proud auntie to my sister's adopted Pomeranian! I can assure that your pets will be pampered with attention, exercise and cuddles when in my care, and I would be available to be present at home during most of the day if desired.

Happy to provide references on request. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line! I'm eager to explore new areas whilst looking after both home and precious pets, and look forward to hearing from you soon.


  • Melbourne, Gippsland

Hi I am Michelle
Extremely considerate tidy quiet and focus on vitality for life
I am a bowen therapist holistic healing
Work part time in age care admin
I love animals and love the exchange of love we can share with them
Always had pets in my life.
I have professional references worked government 26 years and police checks


  • Brisbane

Hi, I have recently transferred from Sydney to Brisbane with work and would love the opportunity to look after your pet(s) and your home whilst you are away.

I grew up with dogs, cats, chickens and budgies as pets.

I am an active person and would enjoy taking a dog for a walk around the local neighbourhood or to the local park. As I work standard business hours I would also be at home in the evenings and most of the weekend so any house bound pets would also receive a lot of company and attention.

I have my own transport and am a responsible, single, quiet, clean and tidy non-smoker who is reliable and trustworthy.

Having been a Homestay Host to overseas students I understand what it's like to have others stay in your home and will respect your privacy and requests.

I am confident and happy to attend to any jobs that are required such as gardening and maintenance.

In previous positions I have had experience with cleaners, couriers, electricians, gardeners, plumbers etc. and am able to handle any needs should they arise.

I can provide references that can verify that I am clean, reliable and responsible and I have a National Police Check Certificate for your added peace of mind.

I will take care of your property and pets as if they were my own and ensure you return to a clean and tidy home and happy, relaxed pets.

If it's easier, I am happy to chat with you by phone or organise a time and place to meet as I am currently working and staying in Brisbane.


  • North Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I'm a Brisbane local for the last 10 years, originally from Central Queensland. I've worked many years in the Qld Govt and their last criminal history clearance of me was July 2016. A house sitter since mid-2016 who loves animals! I love dogs, fish and birds especially, and grew up with lots of pets. I have two references attached from a private house sits (not this website). I lead a quiet personal life, love a clean house, non-smoking, and like to get out walking which makes dogs easy and enjoyable for me. My family has animal-loving in their genes, with 2 vet nurses, 1 pet hotel owner and dog groomer all in my family. I also love gardens and plants and have quite a green thumb. I am reaching a financial goal and after returning from several months abroad. With my things in storage, house-sitting has been a simple and convenient transition for me. I'm taking future bookings preferably 12 days minimum periods, for Brisbane locations close to public transport. I look forward to hearing about your house sitting needs.


  • Bendigo, Bendigo

Hi, I am a single lady wanting to make a sea change from WA to VIC, I wish to do house sitting until I find my next home to be.
I have been around farming all my life and would be happy to care for any animals you have.
To do not smoke but enjoy a wine. I have family in Bendigo whom I shall be visiting

Vardon & Alison

  • Upper Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

We are Alison & Vardon and we will travelling Australia from mid 2018
so if we reply to your message we will be genuinely interested.
We will be travelling in our 8m motorhome with our two Jack Russell`s
Jeddah & Riley, we will be more than comfortable in our own rig,
however a reasonably level parking area and the ability to connect a power
lead & hose and access to laundry & bathroom is all we need.
We will be leasing our home on the NSW Central Coast and understand the
anxiety of having the right people in your home whilst your away.
We are both in our mid 50`s and are active, love all animals and don`t have a
problem with caring for livestock if required, we are both keen gardeners if
some property maintenance is necessary.
I have been a self employed tradesman most of my working life & Alison has
been in office administration for a local business for the past 27 years and we
are now looking forward to "living the dream" and offer our assistance, so
rest assured the greatest of care will be given to your animals & property.
Police checks are available.
Kind Regards,
Vardon & Alison

Heather & Billie

  • Brisbane, South Eastern

I am 79 years old.. But young for my age! I currently Assist with dog walking in parks or beaches... I also have dogs on home stay. I am comfortable with all animals.
I live i Mudgeeraba which is the next suburb to Tallai.
I am applying with a second person, being my daughter, Billie Jackson, who is 55 years old.
I am able to get personal references if necessary.
We Hve no experience of housesitting to date but hope this will be a start of something big!
We are both clean and tidy and we do not smoke.
We have both had our own dogs in the past.

I am a widow.


  • WA

I am a well-travelled independent mature 40yr old female and I’m a trustworthy, reliable and honest professional house sitter. I love animals and have been around them all my life (mostly cats and dogs). I am respectful of other people’s belongings and space and treat all homes and pets as if they were my own (with lots of love & care). My passions are travelling and photography, I love the outdoors and keeping fit so gladly will take dogs for walks on a daily basis (twice daily if needed). I have been housesitting in Perth for over 3 years and I love it! I have excellent references available as well as a police clearance. I am very flexible and available at short notice.


  • VIC

Have done a number of house sits through this and one other site over the past 24 months. Some of these have been by me alone, and some with a partner who moved overseas for family reasons, in 2012. My new partner over the past 12 months is retired and is selling her home in the country. She recently joined me for a 3 week house sit at a small Bass Strait island and loved it.

These have included a substantial house in Melbourne eastern suburbs with 40 birds, 5 chooks and 2 dogs, a 5 acre luxury tourist property in the Melbourne Dandenong ranges with one very large 13 year old dog, two house sits in a lovely family home with a delightful Bichon dog in Melbournes east, a short sit in a smaller modern house with a jack russell and budgerigar, a 4 month house sit in a small outback Queensland country town with a Fox terrier and a young cat. I recently looked after a luxury two story property in inner Melbourne area (gardens only/no pets)

During 2013 largely on my own, I house sat at a 5 acre luxury home and a cat on a small bass strait island for 14 days, then a 3 week I house sat for a young single mum in a country town near Echuca with a cat and young border collie. In May/June I looked after a 20 acre property in Blue Mountains with horses, 4 cats and a dog. This was followed by 3 house sits with a variety of pets in WA and SA from July til end September 2013

I am semi retired, non smoker with a 4wd and caravan, and willing to travel to most parts of Australia. I mostly prefer medium term sits (3 - 8 weeks) but can be flexible, especially if it fits in with my schedule.

My background includes a variety of management and training roles as well as some trade/logistics experience.

I have owned several dogs, one cat [but seem to some how have a real affinity with a range of cats] and several ponies in past times, and are comfortable and responsible with gardens and homes of all types. I have a limited experience with farm animals (mostly cattle and sheep)

I can provide a range of references as well as a current police certificate.


  • Sydney

Debbie & William

  • Melbourne

My daughters live in Melbourne and my husband and I have decided to come to Melbourne for an extended period of time to visit them, we are looking at a one year stay.
We adore animals, we had our own dog "Streak" - a Maltese/sausage dog! He passed away 2 yrs ago and now we look after friends and neighbours dogs. We also have experience with cats and birds.
We don't smoke or drink excessively, enjoy sports and barrack for the Brumbies.
I have a valid Victorian "working with vulnerable people" card.
We are a quiet couple who also enjoy reading, films and cooking.
We look forward to the people we will meet and the experiences we will have while housesitting and caring for people's fur children. We understand how important pets are to their families.
Having looked after pets in our own home we have references available.
Debbie and Brian

Mark & Pam

  • VIC

Hello, Our names are Mark and Pam and we are a retired New Zealand couple who have family in Melbourne.

We are an honest, trustworthy couple with integrity looking for house sits to visit with Family and to holiday.
We have enjoyed visiting in Australia many times and Love the country. We also house sit in New Zealand and have done this for the past 3 years with great success.

We at this stage now feel house sitting would be the ideal way of visiting. Also house sitting is a way of helping others with their animals while they go away. We have experience with cats, small dogs, fish and birds.

We are fit and healthy, have many interests which include, walking, Running, Swimming, Gardening, Reading to name a few.

We have good references as house sitters which show we are reliable, honest, caring couple with integrity who look after homes as if they are our own and are very particular about keeping things clean and very tidy. Also looking after pets with great care.

We are very happy to skype and catch up this way. Also our daughter who lives in Williamstown would be very happy to meet up with potential house owners.

Many Thanks
Pam & Mark


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast

I house sat mainly in Port Macquarie for three years while I was volunteering at the Koala Hospital. I'm now house sitting mainly in Sydney.

I love being around animals and caring for them. I enjoy house sitting, because the pets get to stay in their own home while the rest of the family is away, and I get to keep them company.

I have experience looking after cats, dogs and even a koala! I've lived with cats for many years and have looked after different breeds of dogs. I am reliable, responsible and clean. I work from home, so the pets won't be left alone too much. I am fit and walk a lot, your your dogs will never miss out on their outdoor activities. I don't drink, smoke or party, and have good references.


  • Melbourne

Sasha & Jeir

  • Melbourne

S: Hi! I'm Sasha. I'm a 33 world explorer, counsellor/coach and entrepreneur. I'd love to house sit for you.
J: And I'm Jeir, that's short for Jerome. I just started globe trotting, and Melbourne is my first stop.

S: In 2016 I resigned from my job and hit the road for a year to unplug from the 'shoulds' and study a lot of yoga and meditation. I couch surfed, hostelled, share-housed and house-sitted my way through Asia and Americas. Now I'm back at home in Australia starting a consultancy job and my own business and house-sitting while I settle back in.
J: Four years ago I started studying to be a coach in California - realizing that there was a whole new plethora of conversations I could have to activate my potential and the potential of others. I met Sasha in San Francisco while she was doing her own globe trotting, and I flew out here to be with her recently. She's been a great support and ally in my journey towards self-expression.

S: So far my experience house sitting:
-2 months for a friend in Berkeley California (Sept-Nov)
-currently on a 6 week house sit in Brunswick for a family looking after their poodle/whippet Taylor (Dec-19 Jan 2018) through Aussie House Sitters.
J: I have 4 years of experience as a groundskeeper and professional gardener/landscaper. I have worked as a housekeeper as well, and am currently house sitting with Sasha, gaining more experience everyday.

S: I am extremely tidy and clean; I treat a house well, as if it were my own. I prefer to keep my social life outside of the home. I love having a dog to walk or cat to look after. It's something I haven't been able to have a lot of while travelling. I've grown up with ducks, rabbits, chickens and dogs; animals really like me - I think they like the calm energy :)
J: I clean up after myself constantly. I never like to leave a house with dirty dishes, or a dirty room. I practice leave no trace in my life, and always like to leave a space as if though I was never there, or better than it was before. I am very proactive in tending to animals and caring for gardens, taking care to feed and walk the animals as well as the garden.

S: All in all, what makes me stand out is my integrity - I follow through on any requests and I keep to a high standard in how I treat and leave a home. I take my responsibilities seriously and like to do that bit extra to make coming home a pleasurable experience for the house owner.
J: I love being trusted with the responsibility of a house sit. I feel comfortable and in my zone, having the calm and the space to work on myself and my business, it's a service that I'm grateful to be able to provide and benefit from.

Jo & Peter

  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

We are a married, professional couple (although not professionally married) from North Queensland in our 40s and are looking to housesit during December 2017 so we can visit with our family in Sydney. I am a high school teacher and Pete is a laboratory technician.

We have two small dogs (who won't be travelling with us), a pond and two fish tanks of our own and are very happy to look after dogs, or any pets, of any breed and size. Daily walks with dogs would make us incredibly happy! We are homeowners ourselves, and understand how stressful it could be to put it in the hands of strangers. Pete and myself will look after your home as if it were our own, keeping it neat and tidy as well as ensuring it is constantly secured. Any light gardening would not be a trouble for us. We are both non-smokers, reasonably active, but are mostly looking for a place we can quietly potter around in between daily visits with our parents in Menai. We may also be travelling with our adult daughter who is a recently graduated law student.

With previous house sitting experience under our belts, we are happy to provide references upon request.

We are available from 3rd - 28th December, and although we will be leaving Sydney on the 28th, we are flexible with the starting date.

Luis & Gloria

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast

Hi house owner,

My wife's name is Gloria and mine is Luis, she is a nurse and I am a telecom engineer, we are a young couple looking to cuddle and look after animals, we just want to help others and are not interested in making money but in making animal's life better and happier!

We have helped lots of people with their loved dogs without asking for any compensation around our area, in fact we are in a well renown app which helps lots of owners to walk and mind dogs, please have a look at our profile picture attached so you have a better idea of who and how we are :)

Anyway, that's a bit of us in a nutshell, so please feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to be part of your house & pet,

Kind Regards


Naomi & Joel

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a married couple of 15 years in our late 30's & 40's. Non smokers & no children. We are working professionals, one full-time the other part-time. We have long been rental tenants and lived in each property for many years - Melbourne 8 years, Darwin 5 years. We have always treated each property as if it were our own & we would do likewise with your home. We take good care & respect your property & privacy. We are clean and tidy. We are not party people, but do enjoy a meal with friends. We love to cook.

We have house sat in the past for friends numerous times, usually for 3 months at a time when they've travelled overseas. We began house sitting professionally in 2015 with Happy House Sitters. We have experience with cats, dogs, goats, chooks, fish and horses. We've had our own pets in the past & have looked after our friends & neighbours cats &/or dogs while they've been away.

With HHS's we have cared for a Jack Russell for 5 weeks (twice repeat house sit 2015 & 2016); a Kelpie, Blue Heeler & cat for 2 weeks (twice repeat house sit 2016 & 2017); 2 very fluffy & affectionate cats, one requiring insulin injections twice daily & a strict diet (2016 & requested for 2018); 2 horses, Shetland pony, Kelpie & cat (2016); & 2 Whippets (2016-2017) one required daily physio exercises. We like to keep fit so walking dogs is no problem for us.

Since moving back to Melbourne in 2014 we've wanted to keep our lives simple and save money to do self funded volunteer work overseas. House sitting really helps us to achieve that goal and in return we take care of your property and pets while you are away. Our families live in rural Victoria, rural NSW & internationally making it that little bit harder to live and work in the same location and have the opportunity to save.

We have current Police Checks & WWCC. These are required for our employment & volunteer work. We are more than happy to arrange an introduction meeting for your assessment of our suitability. We would want the same if we were in your position. Home owners have been very happy to book us in & been very satisfied with our service as house/pet sitters. We look forward to speaking with you soon. We are available now!


  • VIC

Hello. I am a mature man, 54, non smoker who has recently separated from my wife.

Whilst trying to get back on my feet again I feel that this would be a great opportunity to help out others and see parts of Melbourne that I have never experienced.

I have had pets all my life, and would look after yours as if they were my own.

I have renovated and kept neat and tidy a house so I would treat your property and possessions with the respect they deserve.

I am available as soon as required and would be delighted to look after your pets and home for you.

Graham & Kay


My wife and I own and operate an online business, established almost 4 years ago. The majority of our customers are world wide. As a result, we are permanent travelers, but need to be in Australia to visit with grand kids and assorted family! We are animal lovers, and recently gave away 2 fabulous cats to a good home. (Normally our sons look after the cats, but they all recently left the family home in New Zealand!) We now have good experience in house sitting, we are very responsible people, and would treat your home as we would ours, and the animals and garden would be treated the same. My wife is extremely house proud, and loves to potter about in the garden . She is an extremely organised person and she looks after the house and me very well!
Kays Dad was in the 2000 Queens Honors List in New Zealand (R. J. SHARP ONZM, For services to Dairying), because he invented the herringbone milking shed in New Zealand in 1952. Only took 48 years to get recognised.
We can provide good personal references. We are non smokers. Broadband or good internet access would be needed.

Brett & Denise

  • South Eastern, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Macedon Ranges

We are a retired professional couple in our 60's living in our own house in Brisbane's western suburbs. (see the photo).
We are keen to house-sit in Melbourne as our son, a doctor at Western Hospital, has our first grandson. They live in Kensington in Melbourne.
As owners of a large house, we are familiar with what it takes to care for and maintain a house, so will look after and respect your home for house sitting in the same way. We also both enjoy gardening and growing our own vegetables. We have had border collie dogs in the past as family pets while our children were growing up so are very aware of exercising dogs. We are non smokers and like to fill our days travelling, cooking, reading, sailing or pursuing cultural activities. We have a reference and police check and would be very happy to talk on Face time or Skype to be interviewed and to get to know you. In addition our son can meet you and your pet to ensure mutual agreement.


  • Melbourne

Brittnay & Jayden

  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA


We are Brittnay & Jay, a professional house sitting couple. We both have a passion for animals and travelling. We have both been raised with family pets. However, since we have made the move to travelling and working remotely full time, we both really miss the interaction with animals.

We both feel strongly that pets are apart of your family and treated in such a respect. We have both grown up with an array of animals, so we firmly believe you can comfortably leave them in our capable loving company.

We love to go for walks every day, which would fit perfectly for people with active pets but also are homebodies so your pets will be able to someone to use as a comfy couch in evenings :)

We both work remotely, therefore we are able to be around the house more often hopefully putting your animals at ease with the company.

We enjoy gardening and keeping a tidy home is something we take pride in. We believe communication is key to providing a situation in which both parties are comfortable with the house sit.

We believe all our personal attributes and experiences can provide you with a fantastic service. We are happy to provide personal and police references. Please let us prove how helpful we can be.

Why we want to house sit
Growing up with cats, dogs, birds and fish as family pets we both have had animals close to us our entire lives. Over the past couple of years, we have been travelling and moving around fulltime. Moving around so much it is very hard for us to have pets of our own so we love house sitting because we can get pet interaction that we both really miss.

There is nothing we love more than snuggling up on the couch with a cat or dog, or going for a run along the beach with a dogs lead in hand!

Our Experience
We have completed six house sits over 2017 & 2018. These sits range from 1 weeks to 1 month. We have looked after everything from chihuahuas, new foundlands, turtles, cats & many chickens.

We have both had extensive interaction with animals growing up, including cats, dogs, fish and chickens. Both of us believe animals are apart of your family and are to be treated as such. We are both responsible and reliable individuals who guarantee your animals and property will be cared for to the highest standard. We like to have strong communication with owners, so both yourself and us feel comfortable at all times.


  • Sydney, North Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Northern QLD, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting three years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.
I've just sold a heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW as I continue my search for a rural property I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!
Having been a long-term home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made several return visits to a beautiful home overlooking Byron Bay where I care for a delightful little dog who's now one of my best mates (howdy, Buster!).
All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below); please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with any you'd like to chat with over the phone.
In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.

Christine & Stephen

  • NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

We are a retired couple aged 63 & 65, we are originally from the UK but have resided in Australia for 25 years. We lived in Perth for 12 years then relocated to the Pilbara in WA working in Port Hedland, Tom Price and Karratha again for approximately 12 years. I worked as a manager in a valuation office and my husband was a boilermaker. We are both non smokers and have been married for 45 years this year. Since retiring we have been travelling around Australia in our caravan due to our housesitting assignments we have now sold our caravan. We have 4 daughters 3 are living in WA the other is in Darwin. We have had pets of our own and sadly miss our kelpie/blue healer who we loved for almost 15 years. Our daughters when younger had an array of pets including fish, Cockatiels , guinea pigs and even a rat so used to all kinds of animals. We are currently in Bowen housesitting we are then going to Townsville for 6 weeks then onto Darwin for 6 weeks. Our previous sits were through mindahome website so reviews are posted there we also have police clearance certificates available.

Michelle & Chris

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Cairns, Townsville, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Melbourne, Northern Vic, SE Vic, Ballarat, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth, Northern

Chris & Michelle
We are recently retired, non-smoking, active, acreage homeowners based on the Sunshine Coast currently looking to housesit Australia wide. Our interests are walking, swimming, yoga, and of course, travel! We have been running our own business for the past 28 years providing carpet, window and exterior house cleaning and pest control services to long standing customers looking for a quality service. Our customers were private home owners, body corporates and commercial property owners.
We are used to looking after a large garden and pool and have been dog & cat owners. We first used Happy House Sitters when we wanted to travel overseas and had an aging cat. It was such a positive experience that we have used Happy House Sitters on a further 3 occasions. Now that we have time on our hands and our 3 children are independent we are looking forward to the opportunity to explore new areas and seeing more of Australia.
About Us
CHRIS served in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy and has worked as an airport fireman. He ran a successful cleaning business in the UK before moving with Michelle to Australia in 1990. Michelle and Chris then started a pest control and cleaning business which operated successfully for 28 years. Chris has qualifications in pest & termite control and pool maintenance.
MICHELLE worked in insurance and financial services and her qualifications include Cert III in Hospitality (resort management reservations) and Cert IV in property Services (Real Estate property management). For the past 28 years she has been working in the family business both hands on and running the office. She is also a volunteer adult literacy tutor.
Having used house sitters ourselves we understand the apprehension regarding leaving a prized home and much loved pet with strangers. We have always maintained our own home/garden/pool to a high standard and we are organised, tidy and security conscious. We have many long standing customers who would be happy to provide references as to our honesty, reliability and trustworthiness. Although we have not yet carried out a house sit ourselves, here is a reference from our last Airbnb host:
Michelle & Chris are a lovely, friendly & polite couple. They were easy to communicate with about their stay and I enjoyed hearing about their culinary adventures around Melbourne.
Michelle & Chris went above & beyond leaving the accommodation clean & tidy. I would happily recommend them to other hosts and would happily host them again.
Georgina, Melbourne

We look forward to hearing from you.
Best Wishes
Chris & Michelle


  • Melbourne

Hello, my name is Liz and I am a caring, responsible and friendly person. I currently reside in inner city Melbourne where I am house sitting for a family friend whilst they are overseas. I have house sat for numerous friends (new and old) over many years and therefore understand the need to be respectful and trustworthy when you are looking after someone else's beloved pet and home. I have completed a Bach. of Architecture at the University of Melbourne and have over 12 years of experience working in the design industry. I am 38 years old, a non-smoker and have had extensive experience caring for many different pets. Growing up I had two cats, both persians, called 'Sunny' and 'Chase'. I also had a border collie / kelpie cross dog called 'Dixie'. In more recent times, I have cared for a great deal of dogs and cats belonging to friends and family members. Pets in my care have included 'Oakie' an australian sheppard, 'Sugar' a maltese, 'Louis' a toy poodle puppy, 'Smokey' a kelpie, and 'Kiff' a very large ginger tabby cat. I enjoyed spending time with each of them, and certainly got a lot of happiness knowing that that I provided them with the loving care they deserve. I am exceptionally clean and tidy, and take pride in having a well-organised home. I can provide identification, references and a police check if required.