How It Works



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I am forever telling home owners & other interested sitters how easy to use & well run Kiwi House Sitters is. My sister & I both found it suited our needs when moving. I was able to explore communities, get to know neighbours, make friends & settle on an area I wanted to live in. I'm appreciative of how it helps bring people closer together. Pam

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Great website - we had a lovely couple - Jeff and Glenys - who looked after our house cat & dog for a week - came home to a lovely clean house and two very happy animals - would have them back anytime. Kay & Chris

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Costs & Statistics

It's free for House Owners and only $65 per year for Sitters. And that represents EXTRAORDINARY value for everyone. If you're interested in "Return on Investment" - it doesn't get much better than this.

Browsing is free for everyone

Have a look at all of our sitters and all of our houses 24/7, free of charge. Of course you can't contact anyone until you've become a member, but you can quickly see what's on offer to help you make an informed decision about registering as a sitter, or placing a free house Ad.

House Owners pay nothing, ever - it's all free!

That's right, it will cost you absolutely nothing to become a full member, and place as many ads as you want, for years! You can also browse through the FIND A SITTER list for free, and contact any of the sitters you're interested in... yes, for free.


House Sitters only pay $65 per year, unzoned

Have a quick look through the Sitter Testimonials and you'll quickly realise that membership on this site represents extraordinary value, and the more you use it the better it gets. You could literally save tens of thousands of dollars over a single year of membership, living rent-free* in wonderful houses around the country.

Once you've paid for your membership, there are no other costs (apart from the everyday costs involved in house sitting*). We do not charge extra for metropolitan zoning like some sites do.

House sitters are able to browse through the FIND A HOUSE list and you can contact any house owner that catches your eye. You can organise email alerts whenever a new house is listed that meets your requirements. You have full control over your profile and get to use our powerful internal Messaging System to organise your communications with House Owners - and there's so much more. All of this opens up a vibrant world of House Sitting opportunity - for just $65 pa.



We attract a steady stream of homeowners, and we consistenetly have hundreds of wonderful sitters. You can easily see from the statistics that this is a vibrant, active community making the most of the fantastic benefits of House and Pet Sitting.

We even get homeowners choosing not to place an Ad and just contacting the Sitters directly, which means that the number of house Ads is just the beginning.

Have a look at the top-line statistics for the past few months (in the chart below) and think seriously about registering immediately. These numbers are unedited, they are generated automatically and published here - that's how confident we are in the performance of the site.

Monthly StatsSep 2017Oct 2017Nov 2017Dec 2017
New Home Owner Adverts412435574545
House Sitters contacted directly by homeowners1158160524332216


HOUSE ADS: Some owners choose not to place an Ad, preferring to contact Sitters directly. This means that there are always more Houses available than the ones listed on the site, increasing the chance that Sitters will get a great house sit.

HOUSE SITTER CONTACTS: The numbers in the chart above refer to the first contact enquiry made when a registered House Owner first clicks on the "CONTACT" button on a Sitter's profile.

Become a part of it

This is an active community of house sitters and house owners. Have a look at the Testimonials to see just how much our members love this site and the wonderful opportunities that are available. We have earned this kind of adoration over many years by offering great value, an effective service and friendly support. And lots of activity means that you are always likely to find a wonderful house or a sitter.

So, what are you waiting for? Your adventure awaits...



*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.