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How it works

For House Sitters, finding the perfect
house has never been easier.

How it works for House Sitters

$49 for 12 months membership. House sit anywhere in Australia – no boundaries, no limits.

Find a Home to mind Join our House Sitters

  1. Fill and submit the member application form then pay the membership fee
  2. Complete and submit your house sitter profile.
  3. Browse our home owners list and contact any that are offering positions that appeal to you. You may also be contacted by home owners wishing to use your services. There are no limitations as to location or number of positions you can apply for.

We have an automated email notification system for our House Sitters. When a new House Sitting position becomes available in your choice of state/s, you will receive an email notification with a link to the new advertisement, you will never miss out on seeing the latest jobs available!

The Mindahome website is a meeting place for Home Owners who require sitters and House Sitters looking for sitting opportunities. We provide a fully internet based service and all you need to know and how to do it is on this website in the members How-to pages, our comprehensive help-desk/knowledgebase and our blog. Also when you join, you will receive a link to download our free 'Guide to house sitting' eBook in pdf format which explains things in detail and includes a sample 'House sitting agreement'.

The majority of our house sitters do not get paid for house sitting, they house sit in exchange for free accommodation. However, depending on what’s involved and the duties required of the sitter, some home owners will offer a payment – keep in mind that everything is negotiable.

Benefits for House Sitters

  • Enjoy inexpensive travel accommodation

    House sitting is a great way to visit and explore new cities or places in Australia without the cost of hotel or motel accommodation. It's a unique way to travel and live for free in comfortable, spacious homes in places all over Australia you've always wanted to visit.

  • You can live in the community like a local

    By house sitting, you can use the travel funds you save to extend your holiday and to explore the area, participate in local activities and experience life the way the locals live it. By living in a home, your time is your own and the schedule is yours to set. You'll be living like a local and getting involved in what the average tourist rarely gets to experience.

  • An opportunity to indulge your love of pets

    A house sitter who loves pets can indulge their love for animals while away from home by choosing jobs that include pet sitting. This also gives you the added advantage of a broader choice of homes to sit.

  • Save money for just about anything

    House sitters often choose the lifestyle as a smart way to save money. Many do it to save the money they would normally spend on rental accommodation for a deposit on their own home and for others it might be a car or an extended overseas trip. For whatever the reason, house sitting is a great way to have extra cash.

What House Sitters are saying…

testimonial by Katie O

“ Yes we stumbled across a wonderful sitter’s position in Nana Glen just outside Coffs Harbour. As it turned out they had 2 horses for us to sit as well. As we had both had a lot of experience with horses over the years we were only too pleased to accept the job. The General and Ballerina were exceptional horses and had personalities all of their own. Whilst The General liked to pretend he was boss horse Ballerina was the one who gave the orders and The General would stand well back when Ballerina commanded. They were however best of friends other than at meal time when Ballerina would insist on being fed first and look out The General if he came near Ballerina's food. Putting coats on and getting them off morning and evening was pleasant enough as they really didn't like the cold nights and loved to have a good old roll on the grass in the warm sun of the day. We have house sat for The General and Ballerina 3 times now and loved every minute of it. Names changed to protect the innocent Thanks to The General and Ballerina we were asked to horse sit another farm with 4 Clydesdales. Along with this came 80 weaners and 2 cats. Each morning a similar routine where we would mix the feed for the horses remove their rugs. Have a chat to them as we would give them a brush and check their water. Then it would be meet the calves and throw them their hay for the day. Feed the cats and our work was done until the afternoon which left our days free to explore or do whatever we liked. Word soon gets around if you are a good house/horse sitter and as always word of mouth is better than any written reference you can get. We intend next year to travel around Australia sitting as we go. Happy traveling. ”

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