House Sitting - How it Works
House Owners need someone to look after their house and pets while they're away. House Sitters provide this service in return for rent-free* accommodation. It's that simple.
House Sitting is becoming increasingly popular, and it's not surprising. The mutual benefits are literally amazing. In terms of cost alone, a house sitting arrangement can save both parties hundreds of dollar per week - and that's only the beginning.
Kiwi House Sitters is easily the best place to start your house-sitting experience. We are New Zealand's leading house-sitting site. On top of that, we are friendly and supportive and our site is simple and easy to use. So come on, register now and start your next adventure here.
House Sitting - Yes, it REALLY works
You will be surprised how easy this is. A home owner could literally have lined up 3 or 4 great sitter candidates to choose from, within hours of registering. A day later they could have made an agreement with a fantastic sitter and suddenly their entire holiday is SO much easier to organise. Click here to see more FOR HOUSE OWNERS.
Likewise for sitters, it is often the case that you can locate a house sit in a matter of minutes, start the discussion within a couple of hours and tie it down the next day. Click here to see more FOR HOUSE SITTERS.
It's not always this easy, of course but it happens far more regularly than you would expect. It's easy because people are highly motivated - House owners really want a responsible sitter to care for their pets and/or garden/house, and sitters really want the chance to live rent-free* in lovely houses around the country.
It really works, and it works best right here. Kiwi House Sitters has been doing this for years - helping people organise wonderful house-sitting experiences. We are practical and helpful and you'll quickly find that the people you meet through this site are genuine, open hearted and friendly too. It might be time to dive in, as either a House Owner, or a House Sitter.
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Becoming a House Sitter
Step 1: Register. This is a simple process and will cost $65 for the year, unzoned.
Step 2: Find a House. Search through the houses available and contact the owners. Often, house owners will actually contact you directly, having found your profile on the site. When a house owner gets back to you, decide if you want to proceed and start organising the sit.
Step 3: Sit. You'll probably have signed a sitting agreement by now and sorted through emergency phone numbers and pet routines etc. The rest is living rent free* (and maybe organising your next sit).
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Placing a Free House Ad
Step 1: Place your Ad. This is a simple process, it costs nothing and you are automatically registered as a House Owner with full membership privileges.
Step 2: Find a Sitter. Search through the sitters available and contact the ones you like. You will also receive enquiries from Sitters who have seen your Ad. Chat, think and choose your favourite. Make an arrangement and you're sorted!
Step 3: Greet. You'll probably have signed a sitting agreement by now and talked about emergency phone numbers and pet routines etc. Show the sitter around the house and introduce them to your pets and/or garden. See the Home Owners Checklist.
Step 4: Leave. The house, your pets and your garden are all in good hands, so you can relax a little and focus on your journey.
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