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Est 2004 Aussie House Sitters is the flagship site of what is now the world’s largest suite of five country dedicated House Sitting Websites.

Launched to service home owners in countries where house sitting is most popular, the websites are Kiwi House Sitters, House Sitters Canada, House Sitters America and House Sitters UK. 

top-country-house-sitting-websitesAussie House Sitters claim to be “the largest, most trusted pet and house sitting site in Australia” is fully justified.

With fabulous features, helpful search filters and dedicated admin support, Aussie House Sitters consistently list more house sitting jobs in Australia than any other house sitting website on the planet.   Before covid brought the world to a standstill, their numbers were staggering, averaging around 200 new house sitting jobs listed every 7 days.

BEST TWO FEATURES

house-sitting-jobsBEST FEATURE 1:  Aussie House Sitters have the best search filters of most house sitting websites. 

Aussie offer those on both sides of the house sitting fence the option to connect in a number of ways.

Extensive search filters have been designed to help home owners and house sitters find exactly what they’re looking for.

House Sitters – How-to search for houses to ‘sit

Aussie offer three way for house sitters to search houses to ‘sit’.

People familiar with the country may elect to search State→Region→Area.   Whereas those for whom Australia is less familiar are able to search house sitting jobs on either an Interactive Map, or by selecting houses to sit within a 5 to 250 km radius of a specified Location.  In addition, select boxes enable visitors to display house sitting jobs by date (SOON) or most recently added (NEW)

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Having nominated their preferred Location, house sitters select Dates, Sit Length, Pet Preferences, House Type (House, Apartment, Farm, etc).

Other filters include Families Welcome, Pets Welcome, Space for Caravan, No garden care, Smoking permitted.

Another way house sitters secure house sitting jobs is from being contacted directly by home owners who have seen, and like, their house sitting profile.

Most house sitting websites give home owners the option to make direct contact with house sitters.  But no platform achieves this with such success as Aussie House Sitters.

There are reasons for this.  We explain more about this Unique Feature, below.

Home Owners – How-to search for house sitters

Aussie house sitters make it easy to find registered house sitters who want to ‘sit’ where you live when you want to go away!

By clicking “FIND A HOUSE SITTER” on the home page takes you to a listing of house sitters.  Simply enter your location and the dates you plan to be away.   Then search for sitters who are a good match by using the search filters. For example, your preference might be for a “couple” who like “dogs and cats” and “don’t smoke”.

BEST FEATURE 2:  House Sitters can significantly reduce their annual renewal fee with My Rewards.

A combination of Refer a Friend and Loyalty Rewards, My Rewards automatically accumulate and reduce the following year’s membership fee. If the accumulated Rewards completely pay off the next year of membership, any left over earnings carry over to the following year.

house-sitting-jobsRefer a Friend make it possible for house sitters to earn $A10 off their renewal fee. PLUS their friend gets $A10 off their joining fee. 

There is no Limit to how many times a member can “Refer a Friend”.

Loyalty Rewards of $15 p.a. are earned for each year of membership.

UNIQUE FEATURE!

More home owners make direct contact with house sitters registered on Aussie House Sitters than any other house sitting website!

This is because, unlike all other house sitting websites, home owners do not have to advertise their house sitting job and need only register to connect with member house sitters.

Once registered, home owners are able to place a free add and wait for house sitters to contact them. Or they can scroll the list of house sitters and make direct contact with any whose available date, location and profile look a suitable match for their needs.

Aussie House Sitters give home owners the option to connect with house sitters in either or both these ways. As can be seen from the table, fifty per cent of home owners contact house sitters directly – far more than on any other house sitting website.

THE BENEFIT:

This unique feature significantly increases the number of Aussie home owners who make direct contact with house sitters.

To be contacted directly by home owners increases house sitters chance of being chosen by about 60%.

best-house-sitting-websitesEach month Aussie update statistics on their home page for the three months prior.

These statistics show the number of house sitting jobs listed and how many home owners contacted house sitters directly each month for the preceding three months.


Editor’s Note:  AUGUST 2020, living with a pandemic in our midst, house sitting websites have far fewer listings than normal.  But as movement restrictions ease, people are leaving home in droves, evidenced by a steady increase in the number of house sitting jobs being posted each day on the best house sitting websites.


ROBI’S RECOMMENDATION

Aussie House Sitters is the best house sitting website for people seeking the biggest selection of house and pet sitting jobs in Australia. Aussie consistently list more opportunities in Australia’s Capital Cities and Tourist Destinations than any other house sitting website.

COMMON FEATURES of the TOP COUNTRY DEDICATED HOUSE SITTING WEBSITES

Home Owners pay nothing to join and connect with house sitters registered on Aussie.  FREE home owner membership is a common feature of each of the best country dedicated sites for house sitting Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Canada.

Global sites House Carers and MindMyHouse also offer FREE membership to home owners.

All other house sitting websites charge home owners to connect with house and pet sitters.

Compare features side-by-side of the best house sitting websites for Australia

We explain What House Sitting is, Exactly.

Meet the Team at Aussie

The Aussie House Sitters team. Winners of ten Awards for Excellence.

Australian owned and operated Aussie House Sitters launched in 2004 with a simple philosophy – to keep pets happy in their own homes while their owners are away.

Each member of the Aussie Team is committed to the shared values of Respect and Trust. With a common vision to help the pet loving community travel and save money, each member of the team plays a vital role in making the vision a reality.

WHO ON EARTH IS ROBI?

house-sitter-robyn-lea-schulzIn the course of 9 years house sitting full-time, Robi has been a member of every house sitting website on the planet.

House sitting as a lifestyle choice, from March 2011 to Feb 2020 she connected with 300+ home owners to complete 90+ first time house sits, plus numerous repeat ‘sits’.

During this time she detected vast differences between the best and not-so-good house sitting websites.   Knowing choice of house sitting website can be a game changer, in 2013 Compare House Sitting® was launched to monitor, compare and review house sitting websites in the marketplace and point people in the direction of the best for their circumstances.

You can read About Compare House Sitting here.

COPYRIGHT Robyn-Lea Schulz © 2019-2020 All Rights Reserved 

FOOTNOTE 1:  Use of the term “Best” is not a product rating and is subject to our General Disclaimer.