I’ve been house-sitting pretty much non-stop for over 12 months now.. Having lived in a share- house for way too long I decided enough was enough and ventured into the world of house- sitting. It was the best decision I have made! Not only do I get my own space and privacy, I also get to have the company and joy that pets bring. And there have been several pets (and houses) that I have fallen in love with - it’s hard not to! I also have found that housesitting has given me great insight into what I want for my future in terms of houses, neighborhood, pets, living standards.. and even furniture!
I figure I have saved over $12,000 in the past year.
I would like to say that my experience was most definitely a positive one. I did establish a relationship with the owners and made friends with their dog, Maxine. All in all I would say definitely a worthwhile experience and I’d love to do it again.
Tony & Gerry, Traveling Australia
Just a short note to let you both know how happy we are having joined Happy House Sitters a couple of years ago. Since joining we have had several "free" holidays in wonderful homes and locations in Melbourne,Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane so far, and along the way we have met some very nice people, we now call friends. We have recommended HHS to several of our friends who have also discovered the delights of free accommodation holidays Australia wide.
Many thanks for your service...it's been great for us!
Maureen & Tom, Traveling in the Van
Thank you for the email. I have already renewed my subscription. Last week I spoke to Ruth and have taken out the Australia wide option as my husband and I are travelling around Australia for 8-10 months.
We're travelling in a campervan and will housesit if something comes up along the way. This has already happened as we have a housesit in Perth for 2 weeks in late April.
John & Karen, Darwin
We have had great success with Happy House Sitters whilst in Darwin!
Living and travelling as we do in a caravan, the site was a must for us because Darwin caravan parks are expensive and very limited with a dog. Without housesits we wouldn’t have stayed here very long. It saves us around $300 a week for a site and power, so the joining fee was excellent value. We’ve enjoyed all sorts of homes both in suburban and rural Darwin.
I have only been house sitting for a short time but hope to continue on for some time to come. It suits my circumstances very much in that I can travel and then have time in comfortable surroundings and get to know a new area. I find Happy House Sitters website great.
I am now getting a lot of repeat house sits, the owners are really happy with me and ask me to come back instead of advertising again on Happy Housesitters, all of the animals are especially wonderful :) I have loved looking after all of them, no unusual animals just some very spoilt ones, one dog in particular actually walks around with a security blanket in his mouth, I have saved money for sure.
I am currently housesitting on a longterm basis.. and this is through using your site... yes... i have made many friends from these engagements.... and have many people who would use me again... :)
its all good and has been a wonderful journey full of interests and a miriad of experiences... Your service is one that i would recommend both to friends... and home owners looking for help with caring for their pets and homes in the future... I have had many successes and look forward to using your site again...
A friend recommended your site and it was much better than some of the other house sitting sites I've come across. I have been so fortunate. After I signed up with your website, I looked through the different homes that came up. It was important that it suited me as well as the owners. There were only 2 homes I emailed a request to, the first rejected me and the 2nd asked to meet up. They are a lovely English couple with a beautiful place in Bateman. They have a lovely little dog called Lacey who is adored by children and are away for 4 months. It's been such a pleasure to look after their place...they have a pool which I spend more time maintaining/cleaning than being in there (looks great), a lovely garden, great house and lovely ambiance.
Each day I am grateful to be staying at my own 'retreat'.
We have had the most amazingly good time \through house sitting for Happy housesitters. We have looked after some beautiful animals. We love animals so this has always been a thrill. We took our small shi itsu x poodle Carlos with us and he got on so well with all the animals. I think it was a thrill for the house animals to have another dog visiting them.'...I recommend the fun and experience of looking after the dogs for people who seek house sitting. It is the best thing.