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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 help home owners connect with house sitters in countries where house and pet sitting is popular, the five platforms in the Aussie Group are Kiwi House Sitters, House Sitters Canada, House Sitters America, House Sitters UK and Aussie House Sitters.  

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, a brilliant Alert system and dedicated admin support, Aussie House Sitters consistently list more house sitting jobs in Australia than any other house sitting website on the planet!

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.

Sophisticated search filters have been painstakingly developed over the years and make it easy for home owners and house sitters to find who and what they’re looking for.

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

SEARCH TIP 1  People familiar with the country may like to search State→Region→Area.

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SEARCH TIP 2  Those for whom Australia is less familiar can 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, house sitting jobs can be displayed by date (SOON) or most recently added (NEW).

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.

SEARCH TIP 3 Another way house sitters secure house sitting jobs is by direct contact from home owners who have read their 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.   We explain why this is so and the Benefits of this Unique Feature, here.

⇒House Sitters – How-to Apply for house sitting jobs with confidence

Aussie offer home owners two methods to connect with ‘sitters’.  

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Click to place a FREE Job Ad

Method 1  The most common way Australian home owners connect with house sitters is to join, place a Job Ad, and wait for house and pet sitters to apply.

Home owners can expect to receive applications within 24 hours – often much sooner.  It is then possible to short list preferred applicants and reply to each.  This then opens up two-way communication and enables both parties to determine whether or not they’re a good “fit”.

Method 2   Aussie House Sitters offer Australian home owners the ability to make direct contact with house sitters who want to ‘sit’ where they live on the dates they want to go away. 

house-carersHome owners do not necessarily have to place a Job Ad and instead, simply register to connect with house and pet sitters. We explain more about this Unique Feature here.

To browse profiles of registered house sitters, on Aussie House Sitters home page click “Find House Sitters“.  Enter your ‘Region’, the ‘Sit Length’, ‘Dates you will be away’, and any other filters that apply e.g. ‘Hide sitters with pets’.  Home owners are then presented with a list of suitable house sitters for them to review and possibly contact.

⇒Home Owners – How-to find house sitters for home & pets

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.

Refer 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”.

In addition, 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!

house-carersThis 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.   Direct contact by home owners to house sitters increases the sitters’ chance of being chosen by around 60%!

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Click to Aussie’s home page for Jul & Aug 2020 stats. Figures show nos. for Sept = 1,068 NEW house sitting jobs listed PLUS 1,786 direct contact messages to House Sitters from Home Owners.

Each month Aussie update statistics on their home page for the three months prior.

Figures show how many new house sitting jobs were listed each month for the past three months and the number of direct, first contact messages from home owners to house sitters.


Editor’s Note:  OCT 2020   Living with a pandemic in our midst house sitting websites have fewer listings than normal.  But as border restrictions ease, people are leaving home in droves.  Country dedicated house sitting websites report a steady increase in house sitting jobs being posted, as home owners search for house and pet sitters located within their bubble.


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.

Feefo REVIEWS

As at 4 Oct 2020, based on 2,274 verified reviews, independent review platform Feefo have rated Aussie House Sitters 4.9 out of 5.

An independent review platform, Feefo publish only genuine reviews by people verified as members of Aussie House Sitters.  Feefo manages the overall ratings and show all reviews – both positive & negative.

Meet the Team at Aussie

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

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.

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.

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.