What is House Sitting?
House sitting is a mutually agreed upon arrangement in which the sitter gets to live rent-free in exchange for home care responsibilities, such as taking care of the pets, performing general maintenance duties and making sure that everything runs smoothly just as if the owner was at home.*
* Text sourced from House Sitting Magazine.
I sit for houses with or without pets for anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months.
Who Needs a Sitter?
Need someone to check your mail, water your plants, take care of your pets, or look after everything when you’re out of town?
Then you do!
My services are completely FREE.
In exchange for a safe place to stay, I take care of your home as if it were my own. It’s a win win!
I housesit to help out fellow travelers by allowing them the peace of mind to travel without worry.
I do so for FREE because I see it as an equal, value-added, exchange. I provide home and pet care. The homeowner provides a safe place for me to live. No money needed.
To read more about my reasons for, and adventures while, housesitting be sure to check out:
How Does It Work?
It’s pretty simple, really.
- We talk about your needs.
- If we’re both comfortable we agree on dates.
- I show up on the start date.
- You take off knowing someone is taking care of your home.
- I keep you updated on how everything is going.
- When your trip is over you come home to a clean, cared for home.
What Others Say
Here are some quotes from past homeowners I’ve sat for:
Lis was exemplary in all ways — excellent communicator, reliable, respectful of us, our house, and especially our (it turns out) very shy dog. We were so happy with Lis, we are trying to change the dates of a future trip so she can come back. She’s a keeper.
~ Lisa, Oakland, CA
Elisabeth was a great house/dog sitter. I recommend to her everyone looking for a sitter.
~ Donna, Tucson, AZ
Secure My Services
Interested in having me sit your home? I’d love to talk to you!