THE HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS
On this page, you’ll find the main house sitting platforms, both international and regional/country-specific ones. The thing we like most is they’re not just platforms. They represent the projects of entrepreneurs and creatives that spend countless hours creating what they do to make our travel lives and house sitting more enjoyable and easier. In many cases, we actually know the owners.
*In full transparency, most of the links on this page are affiliate links, so if you buy your membership from one of the links we receive a commission from the house sitting platform. This is at no cost to you and is one form of our own roaming income 😉 Win-Win… Yay!
THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS
When we did our first house sit, in Sydney where we were living, we had no idea house sitting was the thing that could literally take us all over the world. Now, since 2013, we have done more than 100+ house sits in all sorts of locations, weather, and environments, with some amazing pet love along the way. It has been an absolute blast, and we still get super excited about our ‘next sit’.
Here are our Top Picks for international house sitting platforms that can literally take you all over the world with free accommodation.
The oldest house sitting platform, we find terrific sits for all of our international travels… and their price is still the same years later!
The biggest platform. With THS you will find sits in 60+ countries… but they can be a little competitive, especially for new sitters.
We love Nomador and the incredible lady that runs it. Nomador has loads of sits all over the world, Plus Nomador Stopovers for sitters.
Lamia who runs House Sit Match is a true matchmaker. Providing more personalized service for sits mainly in the UK and Europe.
HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS – COUNTRY SPECIFIC…
There are also house sitting websites that focus just on one particular country or region. When we’ve house sat in the USA, Mexico, Canada, The UK, and Australia, (and New Zealand has them too), we have found some great sits to fill in our dates using these more regional platforms.
AGGREGATE SITE – HOUSE SIT SEARCH
A FREE service that saves hours of searching on the house sitting platforms individually. Type in your preferred location and dates, and this search engine goes to work scouring many of the house sitting platforms to show you what’s available.
Please Note: When you find a sit you like, you do need to join the platform that is offering it to apply for the sit.
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IN BETWEEN SITS
While we have enjoyed 95% free accommodation around the world with house sitting, there are still those times when dates just don’t line up. For these times, when we are not visiting friends or relatives, we jump into a unique Airbnb or book a cool place through Booking.com. We have racked up the maximum Genius rewards on Booking.com and that really pays off now with discounts and upgrades.
We are also massive fans of Skyscanner for finding our flights and cheapest dates to travel (using their ‘Everywhere’ search function). Rome to Rio is also great for researching the best transport options.