We have used Aussie House Sitters a few times to find housesitters as we travel frequently to the USA for 6-8 weeks at a time to visit our son, daughter-in-law and 2 wonderful grandsons. We have always had great success with your website which is easy to use. We have had the same couple (who we found on your website) come a few times now, they are great, but when they cant come we have been very happy with every other housesitter we have had. Thank you for your very user-friendly, professional website and service.
Peter and Shay
We used the Aussie House sitters site originally for our upcoming trip to the UK/Europe. We found two great sitters so far and we are sure there are many more available to suit your needs.
The ones we have used so far have been extremely reliable sitters who are GREAT with pets - we ought to know as we have a large number of dogs as we show them. You can always rely on them to keep your house and yard - and most importantly your pets - in a wonderful state. No extra work or worries to come home to after a short or long trip away.
We can highly recommend this site in general and the sitters we have used to date in particular. We now know we can have the occasional short or long break from home and not be worried about our beloved dogs.
Sharon & Wayne
Dear Aussie House Sitters. We have used your services twice before, both times with great results. Our first house sitter 'Greg' has now sat for us probably 30-40 times! He is now a friend.
Our second lead from house sitters "Kevin and Sandy' came to house and Cat sit for us for an initial period of four and a half months. Due to unforseen circumstances they had no place to go when their official house sit period ended so they stayed with us for a total of 13 months.
We find the Aussie House Sitters web site clear and easy to use. It is intuitive for those of us who are not too computer literate. The responsibilities of both parties are clear and easy to follow.
Finally your sample house sitting contract or agreement is excellent. All up your website has allowed us to do what we love to do and that is get out and see more of our great country.
Thank you and well done
We used your services for the first time this year and we secured a couple of great people - Sue & Peter Hyde who came originally from New Zealand. We were unsure as to how things would go but we came back to a wonderfully tidy and clean house and a pair of very happy dogs.
We do intend to use Aussie housesitters again in the future. We were very impressed as to how quickly we had a response to our email.
Thank you once again.
I have now been with this website since 2010 and have always had a great experience.. I have travelled all over Australia and would like to say a big thank you to this website for making it happen and to all the people i have House/Pet Sat for a big thank you for your amazing trust and now friendships..
Hi Ausie house sitters. Shaneen and I will not be using Aussie house sitters this season. We will resume in about 18 months. We have enjoyed your services immensely. We have tried other sites and they do not compere at all (not even close). We have not only had some fantastic sits but made some lifelong friends as well. Yours,
Eric & Shaneen
Thanks to your service I have been able to showcase my profile as a housesitter. I have been a housesitter now for more than 7 years and this has been a terrific experience! I have met beautiful people all over the country (Australia) and lived in the most beautiful places. Yes, housesitting is a (fun) job and it sure does take time and energy to take good care of other people's valued possessions. But this job is also very rewarding in many more ways than one.
Thank you Nick for offering the opportunity!
Hi there, I just wanted to say I'm really enjoying being a sitter on your site, and have so far been booked almost back to back for almost four months around Melbourne. It's been good fun (if a litle weird sometimes) being a 'gypsy' and looking after a bunch of cute animals - and great for saving. So thanks very much,
Dear Friends, thanks for the reminder. However, I'll not be renewing immediately because being on your site has been so successful I've been sitting continuously since last March; and am now seemlessly booked until the middle of October 2013. Outstanding. Of course if things change I'll renew my subscription. Thanks again. Best regards....
I just wanted to pass on some positive feedback about your site. I have found it very easy to use and most importantly gained 2 house sitting jobs since joining in July. Your site is competitively priced versus competitors and I have managed to have success with your site paying less than to competitors (where I have received limited success). I have since told lots of other homeowners and potential house sitters about your site. Thanks
Less than a week since I registered on here as a housesitter and already have received 3 contacts from home owners directly - with one house sit for 2 periods shortly, a 6 week stint in far north Queensland, another house sit for 3 months early 2013. Thanks heaps. Im hopping round like a teenager with an overload of raspberry cordial right now :)
What a great way to meet and connect with people who help revive those good human qualities of trust, responsibility and friendship. It's got the added bonus of making new lifelong friends of both the human and animal kind. The experience of housesitting has given me a chance to see the views from the other side of the hill as well as sharing in some comforting and therapeutic quality time being a holiday away from home. So thanks very much for making this possible for me. sincerely
Nicole (housesitter since Nov.2011)
A major aspect of being a member of Aussie House Sitters (AHS) is TRUST. This is my second year as a house sitter and I have had many contacts from home owners who are open and friendly. I have really enjoyed the lovely dogs, cats, budgies, and fish belonging to the admirable people who trusted me to care for their homes and their pets. I can't speak highly enough of the initial assistance I received from Nick at AHS. The whole idea was new to me and the openness and inviting set-up enabled me to trust that it would be a good idea. And it has been. I meet great owners - sadly have had to refuse a number because of generally being constantly booked. I have been trusted to care for specific animals who are most definitely the 'babies' their owners feel are so very dear to them. I am no Dr Doolittle but I can tell when an animal trusts a person or not, and so far I have only encountered trusting animals. AHS is simply professionally well organised in addition to not costing a fortune for house sitting members to join. That's also rather unusual in today's market arena but very helpful to retirees like me. To be able to also say it is an organisation based on trust and that shows, is really impressive. Well done folks.
Hello, I just wanted to give you some feedback regarding our registration with you earlier in the year. We've been able to secure two house sits back to back for a total of 10 weeks accommodation for when we first arrive in Adelaide and we are so chuffed that I just had to pass on our hugest thanks for your service!
It's going to take a huge amount of pressure off our initial arrival and we are sure we can secure a long term rental during this period and hopefully some work. Once again, many, many thanks - I will recommend you at every opportunity!
We commenced Housesitting in Sydney 18 months ago to tide us over when in between accommodation and not sure whether to remain in or move out of Sydney. We had heard Housesitting was a good option and so decided to give it a go. Within a few weeks of registering on Aussie Housesitters we were contacted by a few Homeowners and eventually chose a 'sit' that fitted perfectly with us vacating our property and which was in an area close to our familiar surroundings. Very reluctantly I stored my precious belongings, packed a few bags and so we headed off into the unknown. As the months have slipped by and we've continued to get great 'sits' in our preferred areas, we have continued with it; getting better organised with every move...! It has proven a wonderful way to move into semi-retirement, as by housesitting we are able to do work of our choosing and take time with the daunting decision on our final destination. Whilst initially a reluctant 'sitter' I have found that, with every housesit I have relaxed into it more. We consider it an honour to be 'selected' by Homeowners to live in their home and care for their beloved pets. We enjoy getting to make new friends, both furry and human, and while some pets can be challenging, to know them is to love them! The best thing about Housesitting is that it truly is a WIN-WIN situation. Homeowners can go on their holiday knowing people they trust are living in their home & keeping it secure whilst providing the same routine and TLC their pets are accustomed to. And Housesitters get free accommodation and the opportunity to get to know different breeds of animals in exchange for providing the services expected by their Homeowner. Have a good day!
Robie and Andrew
Our first house sit after joining your site was for 12 months & recontracted for a further 12 months with the likelihood of up to 5 yrs for Expat. Owners only home about 6 weeks per year. Thank you for all your help. We have also advised many people to join your well serviced organisation whilst we have been members. Sincerely,
James & Di
Hi Aussiehousesitter Team. After almost 2 years travelling around this great land, and being part of the Aussie House Sitters Club, we are putting on our other hat and advertising our own home to sitters. Weve had such wonderful experiences from the sitters side of things and met some great people while travelling, that we want to give someone else the opportunity to come stay awhile in our area. Weve tried the family will care for things & the ask the neighbours bit too, but come home to dead plants & dirty house. At least getting sitters, in we can bet they little chores we ask them to do, will actually be done. Looked at other housesit services but like this one the best. This is such an easy to use service, whether its looking for house-sits or adjusting our ad. Great work, team. Cheers
Bruce and Sue
Thanks for your reminder, for renewal of our registration to AHS's, but at this stage we will have to let our membership lapse, as we have taken a long term 'sit'. We would like to thank you and your team for the assistance you have given us and we have had many 'sits' and have had to refuse many more. eg. We had a 5 month stay on a farm, at Hamilton, in Vic and had to refuse some 16 wanting us! The service you have provided has been excellent and we have passed your name on to many.
One of the main reason's for our house and farm sitting has been that money we invested for a house, when we retired, has been, and still is, frozen. The house sitting has enabled us to live a reasonable life, save some money, help others and to see more of the country. We couldn't have done all this without your help.
You run a great business and if we ever have to go back on the 'road' we wouldn't hesitate to contact you people. Kind regards,
Jan and Don
Aussie House Sitters is such a wonderful site and concept that we are again using the site this year. In 2011 we needed a housesitter for 2 months while we travelled W.A in our caravan. The couple we engaged were absolutely fantastic. Our cat is rather timid with strangers, but on our return he was jumping on their bed and quite friendly. They looked after our home as there own. A fantastic service and I recommend Aussie House Sitters to everyone.
Aussie House Sitters was a pleasure to use! This is the second time Ive advertised on here for a house sitter and both times the experience has been very pleasant, easy and above all successful. I had found a sitter within days of listing the ad. I would highly recommend Aussie House Sitters to find your next house sitter. I have found professional, friendly, reliable and caring people to look after my home & pets while Im away. I will definitely be using the service again. It beats some of the other house-sitting websites hands down! Regards,
Your service is superb. I am now booked for 7 months in 2013 - this is an incredible lifechange. As well as housesitting for homeowners, several friendships have been formed. Thanks for a great service. Best wishes,
Your site has been very helpful for us, and we'll certainly join it when we want to house sit again. Your site is very user friendly. It was helpful to be able to look at the available house sits before we joined Aussie House Sitters. We had some lovely house sits over the last year. Keep up the wonderful service,
Your house sitters website most defiantly works. We registered as sitters just over a week ago and we got 4 enquiries in one day (yesterday) not sure if that is a record! I guess you would never know! Thanks..
Joy & Merv
Hi there, Just want to let people know how happy we are with Aussiehousesitters Website. We bought our new Home, a Winnebago and started travelling with our cherished companion, Chad (Cocker Spaniel) we went to Tassie for 8 weeks, ended up over there for 10 months, just love the place. Whilst there travelling got talking to fellow travellers who recommended Aussiehousesitters as a convenient way of camping in winter. Well after registering we found a wonderful property on Bruny Island to camp for 6 weeks, from there in we have had literally dozens of enquiries to house (pet) sit, it is a wonderful experience to help someone out, and make lifelong friends, it suits everyone all round, love it love it. A wonderful mix of travelling and meeting people. Just re-registered and looking forward to another year on the road.
Marg, Leon & Chad
I am a home owner. I have just used the aussiehousesitters.com.au for the third time to find house sitters. I placed an ad, free of charge, on their site.
Each time (first time 2weeks then 5 weeks last time) we have become friends with the sitters and still keep in contact. They did a fantastic job of looking after our home and animals.
For those of you considering using this organisation I can thoroughly recommend it. Phoning the sitter's referees (and always ask for them - but they generally offer anyway) gives you an an instant insight into the type of people you dealing with. I have just organised our third lot of sitters for the end of the year and it has been such a smooth and hassle free affair. Thank you aussiehousesitters.com.au.
Our thanks for your assistance we got our first house sitting booking the next day so system definitely works. Many thanks
We have now found a sitter through your website and it was very easy. After placing our ad we had 4 enquiries in the first two days. We spoke to two couples and had trouble deciding who to engage. Both couple had references and seemed ideal for the job. You certainly solved our problem very easily and quickly. Thanks again.
Donna & Geoff
We recently used the Aussie House Sitters website and resources for the first time. Our House Sitter was fantastic - taking excellent care of our home, pets and yard. We have recommended your resources to our friends. Thank you.
Gary and Gae
I utilised the site to find 2 houses to live in whilst my furniture was in storage. It was very important to the owners that the small dogs who we shared the homes with were well cared for and loved. We had no problem doing this as it was a small price to pay for all the facilities available to us in each home. In both cases we were surrounded by beautiful views - one in the Blue Mountains! I have no hesitation in recommending the use of this amazing site. Thank you for the facility.
We have used aussie housesitters on numerous occasions and we have found that everyone used has been of the highest integrity and honesty always leaving the house in a pristine condition, we would certainly recommend your website. Regards
Thank you so much for you website - we've had some wonderful housesits, met some lovely people and lovely pets as well. It's been great. When we are ready to be off again, we'll be in touch. Kindest regards
Brenda & Peter
I just wanted to write to you and Aussie House Sitters to say thank you for all the help you have given me and my little family over the past year. We moved to Australia as a threesome - my husband, son and I, and decided to give house-sitting a try. Not knowing which area we wanted to settle in, the house-sitting was a really fantastic way of trying out different areas, and see where we liked, and how we felt there. It was also a great way of meeting locals and finding local schools etc.
Coming from a different country, without a huge budget, meant we faced even more challenges in re-location and settling in. However, Aussie House Sitters provided a great way to meet new people, and all our house sitting families were very kind and gracious to us, and we keep in touch with many of them. One of them has even offered us a bed for our new house.
So we feel very blessed to have had you in our lives for the past year. At times, it was a life saver, at others, an adventure, but always, it gave us a sense of living a real life, in a home, and of course, the benefit of the company of some furry beings, while our own much-missed pets remained with family back home. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.
All the very best. Keep up the fantastic work. We have recommended you highly to everyone we meet.
Anne Marie, John and Sean (Ireland)
Greetings to the wonderful team at Aussie House Sitters. Since joining Aussie Housesitters in March 2011, my life has been completely transformed. With the exception of a few scattered weeks, I have been fully booked and rebooked from early June 2011 until the end of October 2012.
Whilst house sitting has provided me with the wonderful company of pets (mainly dogs), I have also had the benefits of making new friends and visiting some very peaceful and delightful locations. Thanks to your site, I have made many homeowners comfortable, secure and relaxed; as well as re-energizing my own life.
Well done Aussie Housesitters,
Thanks to your website we are now fully booked through until January, 2013 when we will have to make a decision as to whether on not we want to continue this interesting lifestyle or to finally settle down!!! Yours faithfully
Denise and Graeme
As a sitter I'm really enjoying using your website. We have had an amazing time for the last 9 months and are looking forward to more experiences along the way.
I am very happy with your website, I have had a number of house sits since I joined earlier this year, and have stayed in some lovely places, the house owners have all been lovely people, and have also enjoyed 2 farm sits looking after a variety of animals - that was great. Regards,
Good Afternoon, Just a few days ago I advertised our home requesting a house sitter for 4 1/2mths. Yesterday I got 3 responses and today I now have a sitter to look after my home and pets. I have to say, your database is full of loving caring sitters and this makes it very hard when you have to choose just one. I feel very comfortable with whom weve chosen and looking forward to meeting her. Her references were glowing and just the type of person we need here. Thank you for advertising this free of charge to us and Ill be sure to recommend your site! Kindest regards
Hello, once again we have been very happy with our house sitters. This time the people read our advert on Aussie Sitters and emailed us. We have found this husband and wife team very much to our liking and satisfaction. They loved the dog and the garden and really the whole area. We found they left our place very clean, as they found it, and were very trustworthy. We would not hesitate to have them again, and have already mentioned this to them. We find the Aussie Sitters a real blessing and particularly this SIT, have been 100% happy with the sitters and conditions when we returned home. Keep up the great work and website, Aussie Sitters. regards
Jenny and Kevin
I'd like to give a testimonial from a house sitter. I have met the most amazing animals and people by being a house sitter. Aussie House Sitters has been my predominant source of leads, so much so that my partner and I are about to complete 12 months of housesitting and nearly have enough money for a house and kitten of our own. An awesome 'pay it forward' service :-)
Hi Aussie housesitters. I have received a lot of requests without having to look at the homeowner ads. I'm in great demand, I even have the next 3 sits without meeting the people. It's all working for me, Regards
We have come back from our holiday and despite our having a complicated combined acreage/ house/ business set up with pets and monitored security, the house sitters worked out very well indeed. No worries at all, and theyve exceeded our expectations with their professionalism. Thank you!
Cath & Gary
This is the 4th time weve used Aussie House Sitters and every time has been a success. We have kept in contact with all our sitters of the past, hence wonderful friendships have been formed as a result. The website has heaps of information for both sitters and home owners, it is easy to navigate through and easy to advertise. Whenever there was a dilemma, I received a response within 24hrs and the problem was promptly resolved. Well done. I shall continue to use the excellent services offered by Aussie House Sitters. Thank you.
Hi, I would just like to contact you as the admin for this site.
Last Sunday I logged in and listed our house as we are going away for 7 1/2 weeks in November, until mid January.
It was simple and easy to list our place. Within hours we had our first response from a wonderful house sitting couple complete with references and and a police check if we wanted. We contacted them via phone and talked through the details. Now all sorted, and organised and we have one less thing to worry about as we go on our trip of a lifetime.
We have 4 cats, an old dog and a house that will be well looked after. Thanks so much to aussiehousesitters. Fast easy and very well organised.
Firstly thank you for your wonderful website. We became members on June 7 2011. By June 13 we had our first house sit in Adelaide, which we have just completed. So many people have contacted us from your site that we are now booked through until December of this year.
Thank you - it has opened up a whole new world for us, one that we are very much enjoying.
John & Sue
I am please to advise that we very quickly found a suitable house-sitter through your online service. It's a simple but effective procedure to log in, create an advert and then it's just a case of waiting for the replies. As I say we found someone who suited our needs and we are confident that they will look after our place and our pets very well. Keep up this excellent service! Kind regards.
We have just regisered for the 2nd yr with aussie housesitters and have had 2 housesits and again booked for another 2 which has fit in with our travel plans. We have been in the beautiful Hervey Bay area and are thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Already looking forward to more housesits next year. Thankyou.
Doug and Sylvia
We live in Tennant Creek NT. Once again let me say this is a great site and we have always had sitters we are happy to recommend to others. This will be our 4th sitter.
We have been so lucky with our housesits, and would like to thank the owners who have put their trust in us to care for their precious belongings, alive or just loved! The Aussie House Sitters site has been so easy to use, and another Thank You for keeping the annual fee so affordable - we recommend you whereever we are in our travels, and find that it promotes huge interest! Both for home owners, and people like us who have taken 'time out' to travel and discover this fabulous country of ours. People are so friendly, and accommodating and by the time we have found a new place to settle, we shall have made so many friends! We cannot speak highly enough of this service, and those who use it!
I learnt how to use a computer 4 years ago last April, where we began our first Farmsit. We fell into it simply by replying to an advert in a bi-monthly magazine. Kangaroo Island 2007. What fun we had. I found this web site through a very helpfull computer agency owner at Kingscote. Who so patiently taught me enough to answer an add plus check the website.. Aussie House Sitters has allowed Des my husband 75, myself 60, full time farm ; house; rental; along with a motel and station sit's. It would take pages to relate the fun , adventure, skills, many much loved pets, we have had & looked after. Of course the owner's have always been so helpful, lovely people as well.Not once have we felt,uncomfortable or in any way not treated each sit as our own home. We have always felt totally happy; secure with each sit being a totally different experience.
We have found by keeping in regular touch with future sits very helpful to us along with reassuring the owners we will not let them down. We have returned to a number of "sits" a few times, at present, we are at Beverly W.A.
If anyone is so inclined to just "have a go" at something different to the "norm" this is an incredible way to have a long extended "life experience" limited only to your "have a go mate" attitude. After looking after an Alphca stud a few years ago, I asked if the herd was valuable. The owner replied " you could say that $1,000,000 ; as I had just asked for a reference, he asked if I would like "gullable" on the reference as well.
Your website has been recommended to a lot of people we have met along the way. The new method of applying is great as well. I felt a little' hesitant ' until I heard from my first homeowner. Still a little wobbly on "my computer legs'. OK. everyone, no need to sit at home "wishing & a hoping"; there is a whole new world out there, not everyone's cup of tea.Just as well' or we would not have had 4 of the best years in our 41 years of married life. Many thanks to you & your staff.
Des & Marj
My husband and I joined Aussie House Sitters in 2010 as we were retired and were looking to live in the sunshine. We have a home in New Zealand where we spend the summer but then have to leave for 6months of year. Instead of returning to the UK we have been house sitting around Queensland It has been a truly wonderful experience. We have met and made friends with some lovely people stayed in some very nice homes and looked after a variety of really lovely pets. Our family and friends back in the UK just cant believe our wonderful experiences they have even said I should write a book about it. We are house sitting at the moment and have just been invited back to a house sit we did last year. Thanks Aussie House Sitters for opening a whole new world for us.
Ray and Diane
I thank you for your service and the years of enjoyment I have had from all the owners I have housesat for. It is a great site and I compliment you on the way it is run. Thank you once again.
This is the second time we have used Aussie House Sitters. This was for a much shorter time and we thought it might make it less attractive, plus it was also at our coldest time of the year, yet our add was filled. Well done Aussie Housesitters.
Hi Nick. We are happy to renew our memebership with Aussie House Sitters as we have had an enormous response in the last 3 odd years we have been members. We have had some good 'Sits' and met some terrific people. We couldn't count the number of people we have had to refuse, mainly through other committments clashing. Have spread the word and many people looking for sitters were going to contact you people. Keep up the good work. Regards,
Jan and Don
Just to let you know that we have had back to back bookings for over 2 years now. Stay well, cheers
Dee & Nev
We have engaged house sitters a number of times over the past few years but this has been the first time we have used "Aussie House Sitters". The whole exercise has been a delight. From the obvious interest that you have among your many keen high quality members - which flowed to us following our advertisement with you - through to the protocols that each and all were prepared for to make us feel comfortable made it all so very easy until it came to selecting one applicant - there were too many good ones!!!!
Thank you until next time
Peter & Barb - Darwin N.T.
I found the Aussie House sitters website an excellent means to ensure back to back house sits almost all the time over the 13 months I was sitting. A great service, thank you.
Hi, Just wanted to let you know we have found sitters for our farm at Wallaroo, NSW. from your site. We only put the ad there last Sunday. We found Aussie House Sitters the best site on the web for finding what we wanted. Thank you very much.
We are currently in perth, doing our 3rd house sit. previous house sits were in melbourne and victor harbar SA, all of them coming about thru your website. we have also tried other house sitter websites but this one is the best, with up-to-date entries and a website that actually comes up with the information you searched for (e.g. searching for WA, it actually gives you only WA-ads and not from all over australia) and not stuff that you have to sift thru yourself we have had great responses to our profile - maybe because we are not 20 anymore and have a couple of kids?! - with people asking us to double back so we can do their house sit.
awesome site, thank you!!
Thanks Nick, For your website... I signed up to your website and received an offer within two minutes! I was still fidding about with my profile details when the message came through. It was just the confirmation I needed to move to Australia and within a week of the first house sit ending I received another wonderful offer that saw me through the worst of the winter. I continue to be amazed and so very grateful at this house sitting community which enables my work in Ethiopia to continue to be possible! I've met such lovely people through it! Warmest wishes,
Hi there Aussie Housesitters. We are house sitters and find your site amazing!!! Really works! One is never too sure about these things these days. But your site is definitely alive & well. Congratulations on the continuing effort you are obviously making to ensure your site works and is user friendly. Sincere kind regards ... and thanks!!
Robbi & Andrew
My name is Rob Gordon and Ive house sitting with your site since August. Almost immediately after signing up we got our first hit in a beautiful home over looking the water in a fantastic neighborhood in Sydney . . .And its only gotten better from there, In fact weve been booked solid all the way through until mid-July and we now have to start turning down house sits.
House Sitting has been a great experience, if you want to travel cheap or just stop paying rent all together, you need to start house sitting . . .Today
If you have any doubts about House Sitting, trust me its awesome and Aussie House Sitters is the best.
Hi. We'd just like to say were really pleased with Aussie House Sitters. We just registered yesterday and we already have an offer of a house sit, were impressed. I see you offer a House Sitting Agreement....is this located within your site or do you just mail this out? Thanks again. Regards,
Graham & Lorna
By FAR the best Housesit site. I have had some brilliant sits in a very short period of time.
Merry Christmas Nick, keep up the great work, we have had a terrific time housesitting this year. We just started a fabulous sit this week at Bywong nr Bungendore (nr Canberra) on 75 magnificent acres....then we are off to Nelson Bay for 10 weeks.....it been amazing, thanks to 'Aussie sitters', thanks for the experience cheers
Good afternoon. I registered with you in September, 2010 and have just returned from spending 2months in Australia, where we are happy to report had two very lovely housesits. We are over the moon to have found Aussie House Sitters and have done nothing but rave about the whole experience. Not only did it enable us to stay in
wonderful properties, we made great friends with both the pets and owners.
Hi Aussiehousesitters. Thanks for your great service. I have enjoyed 2 wonderful housesits in Tasmania thanks to you which gave me a chance to experience what life down there is like - I have now purchased a home down there myself and plan to use your service when I go away. Thanks for your help.
We joined Aussie House Sitters one year ago and would recommend this service to both housesitters and homeowners looking for sitters. We have completed a number of assignments and have been asked by several owners to come back. We are now booked up until later next year. I have found that owners appreciate quick replies and meeting us if at all possible as with most situations communication is very important. The website is very easy to use and update. A lot of owners seem to prefer contacting listed sitters rather than advertising themselves so it pays to keep your listing current and refreshed.
Sue & Lloyd
Thank you for the reminder that my annual payment in due. I am more than happy to pay for such a fabulous service. We have met so many lovely people because of the house-sitting opportunities, and stayed at some lovely homes and interesting places. And we are already booked up until October 14 next year. So you can see, we are keeping ourselves very busy. We are housesitting now in Canberra. Thank you, and I wish you and your staff a very Merry Christmas, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Weve done over 13 house sits with 90% coming from your website. We love looking up the new jobs every day. It is very easy to use and has enabled us to have a lovely life style house sitting around Australia. We have mostly booked out 2011. Many thanks
Gerry & Trish
We have re joined Aussie House Sitters for another year as the service is a great avenue for both home owners and house sitters. As house sitters, we have cared for 7 different properties in 4 states since January this year. The opportunity to live and immerse ourselves in the local communities in both cities, towns and rural areas has been a wonderful experience. The website provides a wealth of options for house sitters giving the choice to look after houses with or without animals and arrange short or long stays across the whole country.
We have found owners prefer to meet with potential house sitters. As this is not always possible, we have sent owners videos and CD's with photographs of us and some of the tasks we have undertaken at each house sit. We are happy to do small jobs including cleaning old bricks, gutters, establishing vegetable gardens, repotting plants, weeding paddocks, repairing household items and washing cars etc.
It is important to keep our profile up to date in relation to dates, duration, preferred places and contact details. This is very easy on the Aussie House Sitters website. A great service which we highly recommend .
Rae and Frank
We have used aussie house sitters each time we have gone away for the last two years, and have had wonderful success with each sit as well as meeting some lovely people. I would recommend aussie house sitters to anyone requiring someone to look after their place and animals while they go away.
Thank you so much!
Dear Aussie House Sitters, We LOVE your website and service. We've used it twice as homeowners looking for sitters. It worked each time!! Your website is simple to manoeuvre and explains every step. Thank you very much.
Reg and Maryann
Thank you for this house sitting assignment which allowed me to be in Perth for several weeks when my daughter was having her second baby - a beautiful little girl. I live in South Australia, and really wanted to be around so I could be of some help with her very active toddler, both before and after the baby arrived. I wanted to be near, but not actually living with them, but couldn't afford to pay for accommodation. Obviously a house-sit was the answer, but I'd never done it before. Then I found this site, and I'm so glad I did!
I had been thinking of perhaps two weeks either side of the ETA of the baby - end of August, beginning of September. Scrolling through the Homeowners Register I found a couple who wanted someone from the first of August to the end of September - even better. I emailed late one night, and had an answer early next morning! The rest, as they say, is history. Additionally they're happy to have me back when they go away again next year, so I'll be able to visit and see how much my grand-children have grown! Many thanks,
We have just renewed with Aussie House Sitters for the next 12 months. Thanks for the site. We've had plenty of house sits now as a result of it and are really enjoying house sitting.
Thank you for your service. It appears we have a House Sitter starting next week for a minimum four month period. Hope all goes well. Many thanks,
Just wish to advise that as we have a very long term housesit job so we will not need to renew our memebership at this time. We will renew the situation in another 12 months. Thankyou!
Kathy & Alex
Dear sir/madam. I would like to thank you for the opportunities you have given me to meet new and interesting people and to see places that I have never seen and it would have been very unlikely for me to have seen them. If in the future I decide to house sit again I will not hesitate to contact you. I will also continue to recommend your website to whoever will listen to me. Thankyou,,,
We had a housesitter from Aussiehousesitters for the first time last week and it couldn't have gone better. He communicated with us several times before we left, arrived when he said he would and even fixed the fence to keep the dog in when the house being built next door created a gap. The whole process was easy and we've made a good forever friend. Thanks for the service.
I would just like to thank you for the use of the site as we have found a lovely couple to look after everything which means we will enjoy our holiday much more. Kind Regards
Hello Aussie House Sitters Admin - Sorry to say, but we are now settled on the Gold Coast for a year. We really really enjoyed the experience of house sitting with you and we were booked out from the day we signed up!
I have not updated my details and still receive calls and have had two couples already call up asking if we can sit again, that is all within 8 months of our travels!
Thank you for the experience and we have told many people, friends and family about your website and forwarded your link to them. From around Australia, to South Africa, USA and UK.
We will join again at some stage, we are very interested to travel for a longer period down the track so hopefully we will be as lucky again with housesitting. Kind regards,
Antony & Sharon
We are first time homeowners using your site and we found the process amazing and very easy to follow, we had contact with some amazing people and so happy with the result, I would certainly recommend your service to anyone, so for us, in the meantime we look forward to our stress free holiday knowing our home and pets are happy and safe thanks to you and our sitter, I would also say if we had not been forward thinkers for the Xmas break we may not have been quite as lucky as people are booked up very quickly as they move around they need to think ahead.
Thanks guys we will be back again when the need is there and maybe next time as a house sitter!!! Kind regards
Jane & Greg
My first experience was absolutely wonderful with all expectations fulfilled with the added delight of more kindness and service than I could have expected. I am thrilled to have found your service - thank you
I have another sitter organised for october and then november as well so am delighted with the outcome. Regards,
I have been very pleased as a Aussie House Sitters house sitter. Since joining last year in September I have had many wonderful house sits in various parts of Australia and met some fantastic people as well as made lasting friendships. I would like to thank you and your staff for providing such a user friendly system and for supporting us throughout the year. As long as we continue travelling around Australia we will be registered with Aussie House Sitters cause we have had fun experiences we would never have had if we weren't House Sitting. I have recommended your site to many people we meet interested in becoming House Sitters because of the success we have had. Kind regards,
I registered on your web site /15th August and by the following wednesday I had 3 replies and by the end of the week I had five. I am absolutely thrilled with the results and will recommend your site to any one who needs house/pet sitter. I was in despair that I would not get anyone as it is very difficult when one cannot rely on family or friends to help you out when you go away. I have found a very nice person who has been house sitting for many years and all my animals took to her straight away even my foster dog who is a cruelty case.
We have just completed our first year as sitters with Aussie House Sitters. Within a day of registering last year we had a call and a house sit. Since then we have had two other contacts, and 2 of the three are now repeating. So we are very happy with the service.
Ken & Lorraine
My experience with Aussie House Sitters has been great. The very first time I applied in November of 2008, I was accepted to a house where the owners have been constantly living in China and only come home for a couple of weeks at a time when on leave. I can stay with them when they are home if I wish but I usually choose to stay with a friend for those weeks. I am still in the same place after nearly two years and have been very happy there. I love looking after their house and the two dogs and the galah! At this point I believe I will continue in the same house sit until late 2011 when I will once again search for a new house sit through Aussie House Sitters. Regards,
We regret that we won't be renewing our membership with Aussie House Sitters. We have been VERY fortunate to have found a house sitting position that has lasted more than 18 months and looks like lasting much longer. We have our own cottage on a property and have been told we can stay on even after our owners return. Should we decide to move on we'll certainly join up again as we've made new friends through our housesitting commitments. Good luck for the future. Regards
Denise and John
Thankyou Nick, for always replying so promptly to any enquiries we have about this site. We have only been members this last year, and only wish we had heard of this site long ago. We have been privileged to have the best house sitters available sit for us twice now and nothing is ever too much trouble for them to do for us. On the other side we have already sat for others and always offer the best service and treat their home with as much respect as we would wish any one to treat ours. Through word of mouth we are now getting friends and families of people we have sat for calling us. We have not been disappointed at all. Thanks for a wonderful site Aussie House sitters. Keep up the good work.
Lainie and Tony
I have found the Aussie House Sitters service very effective and once registered I found a position that suited me very quickly.
Hello Team - I placed my ad on Saturday and within a couple of days had some very positive responses, the profiles of available sitters is excellent. We have found a suitable couple to sit for us. This site is so practical and easy to use and I would like to say thank you for solving our need. Keep up the good work. Cheers
We have been sucessful for a second time securing a delightful couple to look after our home in December.
Your service is fantastic, the concept simple and easy which gives a win win oportunity for both parties. Thank you once again and I'm quite sure we will be using your service again when needed.
We have just used a couple from your house sitting website to house sit for us. They did a fantastic job of looking after my house and garden while I was away. They also took great care of my indoor cat. It is great peace of mind to know someone responsible is around to do everything.
We are just back from holidays and I just need to let you know how we went with our house sitting experience.
It was such a success. The couple who came into our home took such good care of our pets and our home while we were away. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to them. They were nothing short of awesome.
They loved our 2 dogs and cat as if they were their own.
We kept in regular email contact while we were gone. This way we all knew what was happening.
They left here at about 9am and we got home at about 11am. We walked thru the door to a spotless home, well cared for pets and a beautiful bunch of roses. We will definately use your service again without hesitation. Thank you so much.
Hi Nick, just want to say thanks. This is about the 6th or 7th time I have used your service to find a house sitter and it's wonderful. Regards,
I don't know who your supervisor is if you have one, I would like to email that person and tell him how good your customer service is.
This house sitting is all new to me, so a little daunting. To have someone at the other end respond as efficiently as you do is very comforting. In fact, it is the reason I decided to join with this site and not others I took a week to look into.
I would like to say thank you very much. In this modern day, when customer service is almost to an end, your have still come through. More businesses could do with staff like you. Thanks again Nick
Dear Aussie Housesitters - We have never used a service like this before and really did not think that in a regional area we would attract interest however we were absolutely thrilled to hear from house sitters.
We have just returned from our short break to be greeted by two very spoilt animals and a safe, secure and spotless house. We cannot thank your house sitter enough for helping us through our initial house sitting experience and highly recommend this service for anyone wanting peace of mind without having to rely on friends and family.
We have already booked this sitter to help us out again when our daughter has surgery in the coming months - Thank you so much. AAA++++++.
Sandy, Simon and family.
Hello! Thanks to all involved at Aussie House Sitters. It's great to know that we will have good people to look after our furry person and our house in Tassie while we are away. We have been looking forward to our coming holiday and now have no clouds hanging over it! Great relief!
I have had much success on your site and am saving a good sized deposit to purchase my own home next year. I have made some good friends, looked after delightful pets which I usually become attached to, and stayed in some beautiful homes.
Many thanks. We have found the ideal person thanks to Aussie Housesitters. It is a win win for us both. We live in the heart of Gold prospecting country and Mark who contacted us is a keen fossicker. He cant wait to get here. Thanks again Aussie for an excellent service. We will definitely be back when next we travel. Regards,
Ian & Helen
We have found Aussie house sitters to be an excellent way to get in touch with people to house-sit- we placed our ad (for free!) and in no time had replies and have found a lovely lady to watch over the place. Very convenient and cost effective -we will continue to use this as we have need. So thank you Aussie House-sitters!!
Have already been fully booked except for a few weeks and I will take a holiday with friends during that time. Can't thank you enough for this great web site of yours. I was really worried about where I would live after the house sale. Now I am completely organised and has all slotted in beautifully.
Hello, first I must say how happy David & I have been with Aussie House Sitters. We've been members for some time and have been inandated with request to house sit and in no time have a full house sitting calander for the year. We have enjoyed many hoilday's from the Hunter Valley to the Blue Mountains to Tasmania and Victoria, and now off to Hindmarsh Island. We care for many pets, big & small and just spoil them all a little.
Judith & David
I only heard about aussiehousesitters through a friend two weeks ago. After placing the add I got four committed replies within four days and instantly decided on one of them. Thanks. Cheers.
We really are impressed with your site as it has allowed us to go away knowing we have reliable house sitters. This will be the fourth time we have used your service and really spread the word around as to how good it is. We even plan to become house sitters when we retire.
Pat & Ron
Just want to say that we are impressed with the housesitting site. My husband and I joined in Sept and have had some good offers to housesit. We have done one in NQ and another next month for two months near Mackay. Very happy to date with the type of people we are 'working' for, so thank you. Regards,
Dear Aussie House Sitters, We recently used a house sitter from your database to house sit for us for six weeks while we were away in the USA.
She was a wonderful house sitter, and we were absolutely delighted with the whole exercise. We were able to go on holiday knowing that our house and our pet would be well looked after. On the flip side, she was able to use our house as a base while she looked for a house to buy in the area. We are singing your praises to our friends and hope to use your services again someday. Kind regards
Sue & Irwin
I have found your website definitely the best. I travel a lot and often have to get house sitters in for my home and, most importantly, my cats. Aussie House sitters have come up trumps every time - with no problems at all.
Hoepfully I will get some more nice people to come and enjoy my place over Christmas and New Year. Very kind regards
Even though I am presently sitting for an 18 month sit till next Sept we have just been asked through your site to do a sit next xmas in Adelaide, it suits us just fine as we will be heading back to Tassy. Thanks to your great site an owner saw our profile and contacted us. Its always much nicer to do a sit by being asked instead of just about selling your soul for some...ha ha
We couldnt travel to the West to see our families without the help of your site, it gets us round and about.... thanks so much. kind regards
We recently placed an advertisement on Aussie House Sitters website looking for a house sitter over the Christmas period. We had never used a service like this and had no idea what to expect. We had many enquiries in response to the advert we placed and found the lovliest couple who cared for our pets and home like it was their own.
They even had the worlds best vegetable lasagna waiting for us when we returned! We will definately be using this service again in the future.
I have been on the site for a couple of years. I regularly housesit for a few people. It provides me with time away in different parts of Brisbane. For example, I recently house sat in the Samford Valley area over Christmas. My adult children from Melbourne came and stayed. It was a holiday time for me and lovely to do that on acreage, with a pool. The owners have three horses and two dogs as well as a bird and four chooks.
I find the time away enhances my relationship. I would like the opportunity to save over a couple of years to buy a property. House-sitting has enabled me to determine where I would most prefer to buy and how I want to live when I do buy.
And I think I have made some good friends along the way both two and four-legged ones. Cheers
Sorry it has taken us so long to respond but we have just returned home from our 2nd housesit which was in Adelaide for six weeks. Our very 1st sit with Aussie House Sitters was in May/June this year in Queensland for almost four weeks. We've had a ball thanks to a fantastic organisation with an easy to follow website AND with very affordable registeration fees. We have no hesitation in renewing our membership again.
My husband and I have met some lovely people with whom we've made new friends and intend to keep in touch with. Looking after their pets has been a joy and great company. We miss them so much when we leave that we take a photo of the pets to look at anytime we feel sad and are missing the dogs, the cat and even two chooks who supplied us with an egg each every day.
Housesitting is a great way to explore different areas and States. We have met so many people who have wanted to know how we go about housesitting so we've passed on your website address. You had better be prepared for an influx of new memberships and people looking for sitters!
Sandra and Peter
Just a short note to say thanks for a great housesitters dream I have done 17 house sits all up and I only joined this year...been a blast. Ive been everywhere from Canberra to peakhurst and mortdale, speers point. I even had to cancel 9 yesterday....why....didnt give me a enough time to go to mckay and all. Well, have a good Xmas and lets hope I do more sits next year. All the best
We had our house advertised and sat for the month of October. We'd like to say that we are absolute converts to the concept of Aussiehousesitters.com.au and have recommended it to all of our friends. Thanks so much - we were very nervous about it at first but our experience was so positive which enabled us to enjoy our trip to England and know that our doggies and house were being cared for by a top-quality couple. Thanks again,
From October 2008 to April 2009 we traveled from Perth to Brisbane doing housesitting in 4 different states. It was a wonderful experience to get closer to the local living and the wonderful people of Australia. Perth, Adelaide - even a farm in the Upper Corryong, VIC, a house at the Gold Coast and one north of Brisbane. We had the most amazing time meeting great families and couples. We where always warmest welcome, most of the time with a BBQ, and after the welcoming back of the houseowners, we already felt as a family member, also because their cats where still running around and the farm didn't burn down in the meantime ;-).
Well, we will and would do it again - as we really are in great memories and are missing the beautiful country and open minded people we met.
Thanks to your website, as this platform is a connection to the local living. Lot's of greetings,
Sandra & Luciano (from Switzerland)
We have been able to obtain a house-sitter for the latter part of next year through your services and have several others prepared to act as back-ups in case something happens between now and when we go away.
We were put onto you by other members of our caravan club (Nth Qld C'van Club), and at this stage must say that we have nothing but praise for the facility offered.
Thanks for services to date.
I am extremely happy to report that I have in a very short time secured a house sitter who is truly a lovely person.
As you will be aware this is the first time I have used AUSSIEHOUSESITTERS and will most certainly be letting others know of your network.
Thank you so much for your help and I am now looking forward to spending time with my family in the UK.
After placing my ad with Aussie House Sitters I quickly received a large number of responses and am very happy with my choice of house sitter. Being able to go away knowing that my home and pets are being well cared for is just such a relief. I would certainly recommend the site to others (in fact I have already done so). Thankyou for a wonderful service!
All the Best.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your web site. I have had many house sitting 'jobs' giving me the chance to meet other people and see different places.
I have found a house sitter thru your organization and would like to commend you on your professional website. Great network and thanks again. I will be recommending your service to others without hesitation. Regards
After advertising for a house sitter within a few hours we received a reply from a lovely couple who accepted our house sit. We spoke by email and by telephone and arranged to meet. They supplied several reference contacts for us to contact. I contacted only one of these and they could not speak more highly of them. We arranged to meet and they are just perfect. Lovely people. We couldn't be more pleased with them. We thank you for providing this service and would highly recommend you sight to our friends and family. Regards
We will certainly be renewing our membership. We would highly recommend your site for friendlyness and effecient service. It has a very homely feel to it and we have always had great sits of our choosing and have been contacted by home owners too. Your site has given us the opportunity to meet wonderful people and explore some great areas around Oz. Keep up the good work. cheers,
Jenny & Maurice
I'm afraid your organisation is just too successful. We have been inundated with requests and fantastic references from the people we have sat for. They all want us to come back.
We will not renew our membership this year because we can't cope with the influx. I feel terrible having to say no all the time. We will rejoin in Oct next year.
It has been a wonderful experience and we have made some lifelong friends. Keep up the good work.
Janet and Alan
We have been members for nearly a year now. Our first house sit for 3 weeks last Christmas for a lovely young family at the Gold Coast was a great introduction to house sitting. Our second experience here at Hervey Bay for 10 weeks allowed us to renovate our house. Our next house sit will be at Mosman in Sydney at Christmas. We really enjoy the chance to meet new people and holiday in a more relaxed environment than a hotel. We remain in contact with our home owners. We have been the first house sitters on each occasion. Cheers,
Les & John
We have been away for 4 1/2 months. We have 2 dogs and a young galah. Couldn't take them with us. Had a reply from Andy, an author, who needed peace and quiet to finish some books. I was mainly concerned about the galah who is really attached to me and I was afraid he would fret. My main concern was that a lot of people don't like birds and don't like to handle them. Needn't have worried. Andy spoiled our old dogs and the galah. He was wonderful. Also came home to an immaculate house and grass mown. We didn't have to worry about burglary even though there had been quite a few in the area.
So, thankyou Aussie House Sitters. A wonderful service. Hope to get away again next year but unfortunately Andy won't be here so will be looking for another wonderful sitter.
Fay & Alan
I have been meaning to write to you to say how wonderful we think Aussiehousesitters is. We live in the UK and for many years have been visiting Australia for maybe 2 months at a time maximum because of financial constraints. Since 'discovering' housesitting we are able to extend the time we spend here and as an added bonus many of the people we have housesat for we now consider as friends. Housesitting is very much a two way benefit and we know how comforting it is to homeowners to be able to leave their home and beloved pets with people they can trust. So, thank you for offering the service, and we hope we will be back housesitting in Australia in the not too distant future. Best wishes.
Viv and Barry
Last year we had a delightful couple who lived in our house while we were in China and the UK- Peter and Kay- found from advertising on your fantastic website. They looked after our large and spoiled dog, took great care of everything and the whole arrangement ran like clockwork- they even left money for any phone calls they made. We didnt ask them to do this as we felt they were actually doing us a favour by babysitting our house and dog. We have another couple this year, Lex and Sue, also found from advertising on your website who Im sure will be equally good. They are coming to dinner the night before we leave so we can do the hand-over; actually a good way to meet new people and, hopefully, make new friends.
We have had 2 successful house-sits. We think that the concept is great and that the site is very user-friendly and attractive. Cheers,
Natalie & I would highly recommend Aussie House Sitters. We have done some great house sits, met some lovely people and some adorable pets!
Natalie & Fiona
As a homeowner I think your web site is absolutely fantastic. The amount of free information sets you apart from any other web site. I wish I had a dozen positions to fill given the lovely people who have contacted me.
George was horrified when I suggested we try House-Sitting. He said "what if we get one that is dirty"? Believe me we have never been disappointed. We have made some lovely new friends and cared for some delightful pets, all over Australia. Once they discover we have built,owned and operated Hotels/Motels for 31 years and know how to care for their beautiful homes/Pets, they head off overseas with not a care in the World. Our own home is like Fort Knox and we are very aware of security. All the Queensland house-sits give us the use of their car, which is fantastic, as we now like to fly these days. The only drawback we have found, is, when people we have already sat for, need us again, and we sometimes have to decline, which is sad for both parties.!! House-Sitters have given us a new lease on life. The only question George needs answered is, " how far away is the Golf Course"? He now tells all our friends to try House-Sitting. Kindest Regards,
George and Lorraine, Victoria.
We have enjoyed being in the organisation and have had quite a few sits (with and without pets) and about 4 repeat sits since we joined almost 2 years ago. We have made quite a few new friendships as well, along the way. Thank you. Cheers -
Norma & Max
We accepted four house sittings this year and loved every minute, staying in some lovely and interesting homes.
Carol & Brian
As a house sitter I would like to thank the team at Aussie House Sitters for providing an affordable and easily accessible site for me over this last year, as well as, responding promptly to any enquires I might have. I sing your praises to all I meet and many have been extremely grateful to find such a great service. I have met some wonderful home owners and have become quite attached to their pets whilst caring for them. I have made some long lasting friendships and have received some glowing references. All thanks to you! And your fabulous website! Warm ones,
I was very impressed with the speed at which people replied to our advertisement and although a bit hesitant at first as we'd never had our house "Sat" in the past I am glad we listed with Aussie House Sitters. The people who offered to look after our house were all friendly and trustworthy people and I will not hesitate to use your service again. It's a lot easier than organising kennels and catteries and having someone I can trust living in our house while we are away gives us great peace of mind.
Kelvin and Joanna
We have been very happy with your site and have been housesitting since we first logged onto your site (over 12 months ago). We had a sit within hours of joining. Very good work from your team.
Debbie & Peter
I have been using Aussie House Sitters for about a week and have had a great response to my advertisement to find a house sitter. Aussie House Sitters made it easy to use their web site and the staff were very helpful.
We would just like to thank you for the great service. We have just used house sitters for the first time as a homeowner and it was a wonderful experience, we had a wonderful couple care for our home & animals. We have also made some new friends to enrich our lives. Thank you.
Rona & Danny
Hello, I have just extended my registration for the 3rd year of membership as a sitter. Since becoming a member I have been able to secure assignments in the locations of MY chosing at times that suit me. When I have a need for accomodation in a particular area within a date range, I view the "I need a sitter" advert and each time I have found a suitable sit within a week or so. I keep my details current at all times and receive numerous requests from owners needing a sitter. Now have a very good reference base and am invited back to sit properties from past assignments.
So thankyou, this is a great service and well worth the registration fee. Sincerely,
Just like to thank you for a fantastic 2 years house sitting with your company. Being retirees we were free to travel and undertook house sitting jobs in Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. It has been an amazing 2 years and have met many lovely people on the way. If ever we look to house sit again around Australia we will definitely sign up to Aussie House Sitters once more. Great service, cheap membership and nice people too!
Judy & Cain
We have just obtained a house sitter through your web site and I just wanted to let you know how easy and efficient your web site is to use. We have used it before and will use it in the future. Thankyou. Regards,
We've had 14 successful house sits through your database, ranging from two days to five and a half months and only one didn't have pets so we've had a variety of dogs, cats, budgies, fish, mice and guinea pigs. We've had to care for houses with swimming pools, spas and large yards which meant mowing regularly but we loved every bit of it. We had places to care for that had formal dining rooms and formal lounge rooms but we always said that we wouldn't touch any of that and just stuck to the basics, like ordinary t.v.
We thank you most sincerely. We have passed information on to friends about your website and hopefully they will register with you too.
We've recently finished a great (5 week) house sit in Maroochydore, Qld. The house, garden, goldfish and owners were all lovely and it was a perfect time for us to catch up with family and friends in the region, plus explore the area ourselves. The home owners were very happy with our level of caretaking, so we now have a good reference for future opportunities in 2010. Aussiehousesitters has worked well for us and we'll continue to use the site while ever we have time for house sitting. Thanks!
Heather and John
Your site has been invaluable. It has enabled me to live in some amazing places. Cheers!
I would thoroughly recommend anyone needing a house/dog sitter to use "Aussie House Sitters". It is such a good feeling knowing that we will have reliable, dog loving people looking after our home and pets while we are away. Now we can relax! Thanks for your help. Regards,
We have been very lucky to find house sitters within 3 days, and they really relate well to our dog. I have found Aussie House Sitters extremely efficient and very professional. I would not hesitate to use your services again, or recommend you to friends and family. Many thanks,
Jan and Maurie
We have just had a trip to New Zealnd and a wonderful house sitter from your house sitting service came to stay. All future trips will have to revolve around her timetable! The dogs totally fell in love with her to the point that the elderly "Westie" went to bed with her the night we returned home - talk about displaced loyalty. The house was immaculate on our return. The whole process of using Aussie Housesitters was very efficient and I have recommended it to another friend who is travelling later in the year. I look forward to using it again in the future.
Thanks for your great service! I have had very good experiences with all of the housesitters I have got from your site and will certainly keep using it in the future.
Keep up the good work and congratulations to all who run such a good service. Cheers,
Just letting you know that the house sit has been filled. Once again thanks for your service. We have used your service 3 times now with tremendous success. Will call again early next year. Thanks,
Jim and Chris
Please be advised that we no longer require your services in finding a house to sit. We had a great reception from our house sititng profile on your website and have all the dates filled we required. Thank you so much and we will certainly tell our friends about your assistance. Regards,
Del and Evan
A note to thank you for your assistance in finding a house sitter - we received several prompt responses to our entry, and coincidentally were able to meet the first applicants when on the mainland over Easter. We all hit it off very well, including our dog. So everyone is very happy with the service! We will recommend your website to anyone needing this type of help. All the best,
Jenny & Bill (TAS)
Just to let you know we have just completed our first house-sit. We were a bit nervous but we did not need to be. The home was clean and tidy and the pets very well behaved. We felt really comfortable. They thanked us on their return and said they would contact us again next year to see if we were available. Now the ice has been broken we are really looking forward to our next sit (3 months in Bridgetown) followed straight on by another (3 months in Cranbrook). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to house sit through your easy to use website.
I have found myself right at home with Aussie House Sitters. I have been able to housesit places for almost 3 years now, with thanks to this site and, undoubtedly, also Nick's integrity (Nick 'owns' this site). I have met the best people throughout those 3 years, and have felt privileged time and again for being able to care for other people's homes, gardens and pets. It's such a joyful and shared experience.
We have a couple coming to housesit, we had three applicants so the "Aussie House Sitters" site works well .... Far better than Angel housitters who didnt even reply to our e-mail ! ... We used your site two years ago with the same good results... thanks again ...
Dear Aussie House Sitters, We appreciated the really great service you guys supplied. We were able to house sit for a crucial 4 month period for which we were most thankful. Regards,
George & Lynette
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET AWAY FOR A 3 MONTH CARAVAN HOLIDAY WHEN YOU LIVE ON A FARM BUT WE HAD DECIDED TO DO THIS IN 2009 DURING WINTER AS IT IS THE BEST TIME TO LEAVE OUR PROPERTY.
WITH THE USUAL PETS AND FARM STOCK THE OPTIONS WERE VERY LIMITED AS HIRING FARM HANDS IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND YOU CAN ONLY CALL ON FRIENDS TO DO SO MUCH.
I WAS READING A BOOK ON TOURING IN VANS WHEN I CAME UPON Aussiehousesitters WEB ADDRESS AND DECIDED TO PLACE AN ADVERT.
WE WERE AMAZED THAT WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS WE HAD ENQUIRIES FROM QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, MOSTLY COUPLES.
ALL THE PEOPLE TO WHOM I SPOKE WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND I HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMENDING THE SITE.
WE WILL CERTAINLY BE USING IT AGAIN IN 2010 WHEN WE DO OUR NEXT NOMAD ADVENURE.
I was recommended to your service by a friend. I was sceptical, however I have had tremendous response from some lovely homeowners and have confirmed a sit. I will recommend your service. Thankyou. Regards,
We had a wonderful time house sitting in Qld, and have become good friends, not only with the folk whose home we looked after, but with other people we met with regularly while we were there. We think yours is a great service, and we thank you for 'placing' us in 2008. Sincerely,
Maureen and Mac
We are currently enjoying a 4 month stint in Coffin Bay SA and loving it. Thanks!
I just wanted to say how impressed I am with this site. I was let down at short notice by friends - & turned in desperation to Google - which led me to your site. I had my problem solved within a day - & also feel I am meeting someone elses' need - as my Christmas House Sitters had not yet 'fixed themselves up' for Christmas.... But quite apart from that, I received letters from many others who took the time & trouble to write to me even if they were not available - I think I could go away for the whole year without a qualm if I so wished - I've had so many offers of future 'sits'....... I have already recommended your site to friends of mine, who have been unhappy with the condition of their dogs when they returned from holiday after placing them in kennels.....
Well Done Aussie House Sitters, for having an easy to navigate, friendly website !
After 5 interviews of one simple ad we found who were looking for to care for 2 big dogs and house and garden for 11months. We'll let you know how we went - it's looking very promsing. Happy days and thanks heaps,
I have just renewed my membership for Aussie House Sitters. Last year was my first year and I had plenty of "jobs" and realy enjoyed going to new places and meeting new people. There are always plenty of people looking for house sitters on this web site which gives us plenty of choice.
Keep up the good work!
When Jeanne and I placed our ad for Portarlington we thought, naively, that we would attract applicants comparable to a mid-week field at Randwick or Flemington. How wrong we were! Within 24 hours we had a field comparable to the Cox Plate, Australia's most prestigious horse race. It is a great service you offer.
Dick & Jeanne
In January, 2008, I spent a blissful week, sitting a Sydney beaches house, with my daughter, and owners' dog. We had a ball of a week, with the owner being very happy with us, and us with them. Aussie House Sitters made communication very easy, and we both made a good 'match' through the website. We will definitely do this again!!
It was so easy to find someone to look after our place! There were lots of people to choose from and all were very accommodating with our pet and plant requests. Will use Aussie House Sitters next time we go away for sure!!
What an amazing system! We found an absolutely delightful sitter the morning after our advertisement was posted an amazingly rapid response for a slightly tricky request. Well done well be using Aussie House Sitters again!
We were adding up the costs, recently, for dog boarding and having our house checked on while we enjoy an upcoming vacation. The cost was a shock and added a burden to what should be a joy. I decided to look up house sitting on the internet and found Aussie Housesitters. I read the information and signed right up. To our surprise we had responses straight away and within 48 hours we had a couple willing to sit with whom we felt very comfortable. They were a pleasure to begin a correspondence with. In short order, we had 3 more requests. It was sad to turn them down. We have begun passing the link to Aussie House Sitters around to family and friends. We will definitely be return customers. Thank you Aussie House Sitters! You have made new friends today.
We have been house-sitting for 5 years now and even though we have only been with Aussie House Sitters for 12 months we do have to say it is the friendliest and easy of sites to access that there is. You seem to only advertise the nicest of sits with the friendliest of people. Having been house sitters and also have had sitters of our own we know how scary it can be for the home owner to put their lives, homes and trust in strangers. As sitters it is always our job to put the home owners at ease and treat their homes as we would like ours to be treated, with the utmost of care and respect.
We highly recommend Aussie House Sitters to both sitters and home owners, kind regards,
Jenny & Maurice
We have only been registered with you for a few weeks and have got our first booking already for 3 months.
We have also had several people contact us from the database. Everyone is very pleasant and quick to respond to emails.
Pamela and Gerry
Our last house sitters through your website were fantastic, we even had tea prepared and left in the fridge on the day we returned. The house was spotless as was the garden and our cat Gemma was smoodging them instead of us, a pretty good indication that she had been well looked after.
Geoff and Cheryl
WE HAVE FOUND SOMEBODY THROUGH YOUR SITE WHO WILL MEET OUR NEEDS.
WE WILL BE SURE TO USE YOUR SITE NEXT TIME WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER.
PATRICIA AND MATT
We received our first sit on the Centrel Coast within two hours of joining! We are so pleased and it has opened up a new world for us both. Thank you for all your help.
Garry & Linda
This is a our second house sit and we have been overwhelmed by the amount of offers we are receiving. Our first house sit was a wonderful experience at a remote location and we have become good friends with the home owners. We have been invited back to their property and have invited them to ours. I am very impressed with your prompt reply. Many of our friends have asked us to forward your Web Site details on to them.
Keep up the good work
We are almost ready to unpack our bags and boxes having house sat for the last few years. House sitting has enabled us to travel wherever we want. We have met some interesting people and made a few friends along the way.
Starting in Tasmania we were on a 6 week holiday and wanted to see more .......
Logged on the Aussie House Sitters site, completed the information request - paid the registration fee - 36 hour later I confirmed my first house sit!
We enjoyed three house sits in Tasmania over a period of 5 months. Our duties ranged from feeding thorough bred horses, chickens, walking dogs watering gardens and taking bookings for a B&B, all of which gives you freedom to enjoy the location and get to know the locals.
On our return to NSW we had two prospective house sits both successfully completed.
We then spent Christmas in the UK returning with two more prospective house sits ...........
House sitting is a fantastic experience, it gives you the freedom to travel every where your heart desires and your feet can carry you.
Thank you to Aussie House Sitters for the opportunity and this great experience!
We have to say this is a wonderful service, well done. We had a wonderfull couple take care of our home & pets from New zealand - thank you again for a wonderful service we look forward to our next house sitters. Kind Regards,
I thought I should reply re our House sitters we had during March. They were excellent and I would recommend them to anyone. I dont know how your system works but I dont mind being used as a reference. Thanks again for providing House sitters for us.
Robyn & John
We used your housesitting servive this year for the very first time. We engaged a very lovely Couple. From the first converastion we've had on the phone, we knew they were the right people. They drove up from Brisbane to our House in Kewarra Beach and sat our house and pets for four Weeks in May/June this year. They truly did a fantastic Job while my wife and I were in Europe.The House looked just like we left it, the Dogs were looked after really well and they had a great time here in Cairns. We will again use Aussie House Sitters without any hesitation. We would also gladly have them back . We wish them well in all their future endeavours, knowing, they are Top House Sitters. I would very much appreciate if you could add this letter of appreciation to your testimonial section.
Stephan & Renate
We have arranged for a couple that we met through your house sitting site to look after our house for approx 6 months. Regards,
Richard & Shirley
Love the site, we used someone last year when we went away for 5 weeks, they ran the farm, fed drought stricken animals and managed with no trouble at all, they are coming back next year when we travel again, both they and ourselves are excited to be able to walk in/out and feel comfortable with the arrangement.
Since registering with your organisation, we have had 12 house sits and are currently on the longest house sit to date, for six months, at Capalaba, a suburb not far from our own home, while the owners travel to Western Australia with their caravan.
Thank you Aussie House sitters. We have quickly found a house sitter for our home - in only 2 days!
Jo & Bryce
Our experience to housesit an australian house with dog, 20 chicken, cat and colourful birds was just so good. Our little girls (3 and 1 year old) enjoyed it also very much. The beach, the wildlife and travelling afterwards. The 3 year old started to speak english and the other one learned to walk in australia.
We had such a wonderful time. Without Aussie House Sitters we couldnt have done this ever.
Ulli and Wolfgang (from Austria)
I'm just writing to say thank you for your easy to navigate and cost effective website, and your prompt and helpful attention to my earlier techical difficulties. I have not house sat before, but have managed to secure a 6 week sit of a gorgeous house with equally gorgeous pets within a week of signing up! I thought my lack of experience would make it hard to get a place, but apparently not! I look forward to many more experiences as an Aussie house sitter after this one! Regards,
I was so pleased that we found a house sitter so quickly, I have told all my friends and in that process, I have been asked to specifically provide others with the website which I have. Great idea and service. Thanks again.
Thank you we were contacted after only 48 hours after registering with you. WE live in Cairns and are now taking on a sitting job in Albany (WA). This will be a great experience (we hope) as we will be riding our motobikes over to WA. We couldn't be happier. I was quite amazed how quickly we had responses. We actually thought we would have to do the chasing.
Thank you again.
Peter & Dolores
Thank you so very much for your assistance in obtaining a house sitter for us. We put in our request on Saturday, had your reply by Sunday, had offers by Monday and had our chosen sitters finalised by Tuesday. You could not ask for a better service.
Thanks and would defiantly use this site again.
Paul & Victoria
Hi there, I have just paid for another years membership and very happy with all the enquiries we have had. You offer a great service and I thank you. We are house sitting for 9 months, again thanks.
I only registered on your website on Friday for a house sitter and have already had two interested parties. I find the website is simple and easy to use, plus very cheap from my point of view. You are doing a great job!
I think your Aussie House Sitters website is fantastic. I was finding it very difficult to find a sitter for my home, dogs and chooks while my husband and I go off on our 5 week African holiday in June. A friend told me about your website and I have since confirmed an adorable couple from QLD who are eager to come down and sit for us.
As an Aussie living in the U.K. with an English wife, we have just completed our first experience of house-sitting in Australia. Six weeks on the NSW Central Coast turned out to be a dream holiday and we felt privileged to be trusted by strangers to care for their home and cat etc.
Aussie Housesitters could not have been more helpful right from the beginning and their fees are well below so many others. With such a good data base of addresses they provided a good choice in all areas.
Living in a fairly small community we soon made friends with neighbours who showed exceptional kindness and warmth. We were encouraged to join in all sorts of organisations, including a Yoga class for seniors, bowls at the local church, the busy R.S.L. club and so on.
Choosing not to rent a car we used a good local bus and train service for day trips and shopping. Some neighbours noticed this and insisted on taking us out sightseeing in their cars. Such kind people.
It was a pleasure to look after the property as we would our own and we were able to keep in touch with the owners from time to time by e-mail. They were great to deal with right from the start and they even said we were doing them a favour. The pleasure was ours!
Can't wait for another opportunity to leave the British winter and find another house-sit with Aussiehousesitters.
John & Chris
Just a quick one to let you know how fantastic your house sitting service is. I recently went over seas Dec/Jan and organised a house sitter through your web site. As I went away before the house sitter arrived I was a tad apprehensive that I would not be meeting someone who I was intrusting my most precious belongings to....3 malteese terriers,house /garden. While I felt very confident after speaking with her several times on the telephone I was still concerned as my dogs can be a handful.
Anyway I returned to find my dogs etc in a better state than I had left them. She put much effort into curbing their behaviourial problems and we all live a much more peaceful existance. I am extremely grateful for the wonderful job she did and I have booked her again for Dec 2008. Regards,
I am a new-comer to Aussie House Sitters being a home and pet owner who need the occasional break. I am most impressed with the web site and the services offered. Its easy to navigate around the site and user friendly to a novice such as myself.
I would recommend Aussie House Sitters to friends and family.
Ive been very successful with your web-site, thank you! Not only have I found a number of home-owners on the site, but a number of homeowners have rung me directly too.
Ive had to decline a number of offers already and have in fact, referred many people to your web-site to find a suitable sitter.
Thanks very much!
Hi Aussie House Sitters Team,
We won't be renewing our membership this year, not because we were not happy with the response to our membership, but rather because we have moved into a new house and need to spend some time getting it in order.
We were actually inundated with opportunities for house sitting last year and, had we been able to, we could have spent almost the whole year away from home. Requests came for us to spend 2 months at Lake Munmorah, 2 months at Charlestown, 1 month at Port Macquarie, 4 months at Coffs Harbour and 1 month at Wangi Wangi.
So, your website really does work and once we get sorted here we will think about rejoining. It's a great way to have a change of scenery and to give others the peace of mind in knowing that their pets and home are being cared for while they are away. Thanks for the opportunity.
Marion and Kelvin
I would like to thank your site for the wonderful time and life I am having with all my house sit jobs. I have met some lovely people having done jobs in Berkeley, Ashtonfield, Wolumla, Hervey Bay I have had no bad experiences to date. I am booked up till next November and I am having a ball what a life, and what a way to see Australia and I have no problem with having to use public transport it is just the greatest. Thanks again
Thanks for your assistance - it is much appreciated. I love your site and the personal feel it gives out. I have enjoyed sits and sitters through it. Keep up the great work and thanks for the prompt feedback - cheers!!
Think the site is wonderful have just accepted another sit for 4 months. Regards,
Tess & Pete
May I just say how incredibly impressed by the speed at which I was able to find the perfect sitter. The quality and calibre of your sitters is second to none and I now have the opportunity to do do some travelling knowing my much loved pets will be taken care of. In return your sitter gets to stay in paradise! What a perfect situation!
We have just returned from house sitting for 8 weeks in New Norfolk Tasmania this was our first time and the same for the people who's home we sat this was not just there home we sat but also looked after there tourist accommodation business as well on a full time bases which we had never done before. We had a great time and made some great new friends it was very sad to say good buy. We have to thank Aussie house sitters for there great web sight and to Veronica & John from the Shingles for putting so much Trust in us thank you. We can not wait for our next house sit.
Barbara & Garry
We have had great results for housesitting using your service. We have been to Victoria, NSW & QLD, made lots of new friends & been asked to return next year. Have another month from next week at Bryon Bay. Over the year we have had 15 requests but regretably had to decline, but already have some booked for 2008. We are having lots of fun & interesting times travelling about & recommend Aussie House Sittersto anyone. Regards,
Margaret & John
Had a fantastic two month house sit up at Peachester near Maleny over the June July months. It was soooo good. I met some really great neighbours and they all want me back to do their house sitting. How great is that? Thanks a million guys!
Just want to let you know I have been successful in obtaining a sit through your site. I thank you very much and now can look forward to another sitting duty after mid October.
Thanks to your great service, we have made an agreement with one of your sitters after only a few days. Thank you for your service of which we have no hesitation in recommending to anyone looking for a house sitter.
I've had 2 wonderful house sits, with happy dogs and happy return-home-owners. And lots of enquireis from potential house sits that I couldn't fill. There's so much out there. Thanks so much!
Hello, i am a first time user of your service, and just want to say "how lovely the people are on line" all have sent gracious and curtious, replys fairly quickly, also wishing me well ... . AND i also found the PERFECT match for our house sit... a lady in Melbourne ...... thankyou for the opportunity to use your site, will definitely recommend to friends and use it next time.. a BIG thankyou..
Jenneane (Auckland, NZ)
Thankyou soooo much for your service. Your site was recommended to me from people in Queensland so obviously you are well known Australia wide. I will use you again, promise! regards,
I cannot praise Aussie House Sitters highly enough. I advertised for a housesitter to mind our house for a 5 week period and had 5 responses including 2 from New Zealand. All seemed like lovely, genuine people, and we would have been happy to have any of them to care for our house and cat. We have found a lovely couple to mind our house and even better than that, we have made some new friends as well!
Thanks Aussie House Sitters. Your website is very user-friendly, you provide great support and I'd recommend this service to everyone wanting to have their house minded, or wanting to mind a house. I'll definitely use the site again.
Our experience with Aussie House Sitters has been quite remarkable and we see no reason why it should not remain that way. Following a health scare early in the year, my wife Joan and I decided that if we were ever going to see some more of Australia we had better get started real quick. Real quick has meant that from the original idea in the middle of March we actually started this current sit on the 27th April. Plus without too much effort we also arranged two more sits covering until November. It was incredibly easy and straight forward. Not only that but we continued to get futher offers such, we had to edit our details on the list to indicate we were not available until November. We are very impressed with the results from Aussie House Sitters.
Joan & Joe
Just to let you know that we have been extremely happy with the response we have had from your housesitting site. Over the past twelve months we have been members we have had a least between 20-30 responses and have had several housesittings in different states and our next one will be Perth. We have no hesitation in renewing our subscription as we have met some wonderful people and we consider this best thing we have ever done. We wish we could do more but family and other restrictions limit us.
Pam & Garry
We have been quite overwhelmed by responses to our listing to be a sitter, having received 4 offers. We have had to decline 2
for family reasons but the other 2 look really promising. Keep up the good service.
We were anxious to find someone to house & dog sit for us and after having eliminated most of our friends, relatives & neighbours we looked on the internet to see if something was available.
We found your web site and within 48 hours had found someone to care for our house & hounds. We shall be using Aussie House Sitters again & recommend you to all our friends & business associates.
Barry & Penny Â
Thankyou for providing us homeowners such a wonderful easy to use service. Such comfort to know our pets are safe and cared for in their own environment and no huge kennel fees! I found the responses quick and the sitters all very polite, willingand open in their communication. Will definately use the services again and have allready recommended to friends and family.
We have had four successful house sits since registering with you and have another two coming up to take us until January next year. Great stuff!
I am currently sending this from a housesit that came via your site, it is our 2nd stint here and will almost certainly not be the last. We are here for another couple of weeks then off to Mt tambourine for another one that has come via your site. We are very happy with the number of enquiries we receive, we have got about 50 or 60 since registering 6 months ago. I don't know how that compares to other sitters but it is more than enough for us. We reply to every contact whether we are available or not. We are very discerning but feel we can afford to be - the offers keep rolling in, and of course once you start then word of mouth keeps you in "work".We have met lots of people and will keep on going for a long time yet.
As well as offers we have been asked by quite a lot of people about the whole idea and we have recommended your site highly.
Nick & Cherie
I am bowled over by this site. Having tried several other sites, this was so easy to find my way around, and I was able to choose about 8 suitable sitters the first time I looked. Some of these were already sitting, but they were polite and answered promptly. Less than a week after I started looking, I had a marvellous sitter lined up. My cats met her and told me they approved, straight off!
So thankyou, Aussie House Sitters - we can go away with easy minds.
Margaret and Don
We found your website very easy to use and navigate around. It is great that there is no charge for the homeowners to find a sitter or to put an advert on your website. . . . . rest assured that next year when we are looking again we'll come to Aussie House Sitters.
Norman & Dianne
I have finalized a house sitter through your service. The process took only a few days, so thanks, I'm now able to go overseas knowing the house is looked after and the dog is fed and happy.
We registered to house sit a few months ago and have been very lucky in acquiring a 12 mth contract. As you can imagine we are delighted with our response to joining Aussie House Sitters.
Pauline & Gordon
This is the second time I have utilised Aussie House Sitters to find a sitter for our home and animals. Within half an hour of opening the Aussie House Sitters web page, I found a suitable candidate, phoned her and voila! had a sitter! How good was that!
People are astounded that we would leave our pets and possessions in the hands of strangers, but after a few contacts by phone and email, and then a meeting at home, the "gut feeling" kicks in and you know all will be well.
We highly recommend Aussie House Sitters database as a starting (and ending) point.
We are very happy with your house sitting site, we are currently house sitting and loving it. Regards,
My ad produced immediate response from well qualified and experienced sitters who I was very happy to use. I'll be back if I need to.
I've been meaning to e-mail you. For what it isworth I think the site really looks good. We are currently at an extended sit at Hervey Bay, 6 months, which is timed to finish mid-july.Would you believe we are getting at least 10 to 12 enquiries each and every week,which I have been able to establish with the vast majority coming from yourwebsite........Well Done !! At most opportunities wetake the opportunity to point out that we have found your group to be helpful, reliable and above all very professional............
We mean this and you can be assured we would not say that if we did not believe this,as it would be if we were not happy we would speak with you direct. Chop ! Chop !
That's about it for now, there is another request just come in, we will not be able to help them out they wantMarch to June 2007.... Frankly we are considering a few right now which could well take us right through untill March2008.
Our very best regards to you all.
Thank you for your help and efficient service. We have already received three enquiries.
Russell & Dell
Just to let you know, we have had many requests for house sitting. The one we're doing at the moment is perfect, suits our time frame, the house is immaculate and extremely comfortable, and we feel wethat wehave started a friendship with the people we are sitting for. If all house sitting is this successful we will be thrilled.
Aussie House Sitters has worked so well for me. I placed an advertisment on the web site and the right person found me within a day. I can now go ahead with my holiday plans for next year confident that the farm will be well cared for. This is an excellent, competent and efficient service. Thank you A.H.S.
We were very pleased with the Aussie House Sitters Site. We heard about the site from another person who has used this site for the last few years when they went overseas. They were very happy with the people who sat their house. When you love your dog as much as we do ( we could not cope with putting her in a kennel for 4 weeks) and want to travel overseas for 4 to 6 weeks a year it is a perfect way to link up with people who want to be a sitter. It was easy to do and the fact that it was free was just another bonus. We had a great response from Sitters and choosing just one couple was difficult. We will certainly use it again and have told numerous people about the site. What a great service it provides and thanks to everyone who responded. Thanks!
Gail & Ben
We used a couple from your organisation to house sit for us and it worked out very well. It was a delight to come home and find the garden all maintained and the house as spotless as we had left it. More than happy with the wonderful service you offer, so helpful.
Michael & Sylvia
We have had instant success with our 'need a sitter' ad :) This great site has really taken away a huge worry for us.
I just wanted to thank you as I have landed two house sitting jobs from your site.
I used Aussie House Sitters to find a house sitter for my home and pets whilst going away on Holidays. This was the first time I had ever considered using a house sitter for caring for my home and pets. The team at Aussie House Sitters were wonderful. They posted my ad straight away and within a week I had correspondence from a lovely couple who were interested in looking after my house and pets. Because this was the first time using this service, I was unaware of the procedure, once you received correspondents with a couple who were interested in house sitting, I need not have worried as I emailed the team at Aussie House Sitters and they explained everything for me. They have been so helpful and the fact that it cost the homeowner not one single cent is Fantastic. I would recommend Aussie House Sitters to anyone considering having their house house sat.
Thanks heaps Aussie House Sitters, I can enjoy my holiday knowing my home and beloved pets are well look after thanks to you guys !!!!
Thank you. We managed to find 2 house sits during our time with Aussie House Sitters. We also received many emails from people of which we needed to decline due to duplication. We have decided to rent now, but our house sitting experience was a positive one.
I was more than pleased with the quality of service from Aussie House Sitters. It made it easy to find someone for our home.I will certainly recommend it to any of my friends looking for a sitter. Many thanks,
We have found a most suitable sitter for our house through your free service. She replied to our ad on your house owners' list, it only took less than a week. A couple of years ago we paid an agency quite a lot of money for them to find us a sitter. They in return didn't have to pay anything, only a bond which they got back. We will certainly telll our friends about your free service. Regards,
Stan & Sidsel
Thanks for providing this great service. It has been invaluable in our successful search for a house sitter. We have just found two uni students who can stay for the 7 months.
Have used this free service on three occasions all with success - Thank you
Brian & Jill
It seems everyone is wanting a house sitter for May as i have had numerous offers to house sit but have had to decline as i am booked up.
I have had many homeowners email me asking me to house sit through out the year but i only have a few months that are available - so yes your website is working wonders.
Thank you for your reply and for removing our ad. Friends of ours have used your service several times to find house sitters and recommended you to us. In turn we have told many people of the good response we had to our ad and will continue to do so when the occasion arises. A lot of people were unaware of the service. Thanks again and regards,
Hello , your site certainly works very well- I have already found housesitters with whom I feel very comfortable. Will contact you again after the sit is completed. Thanks again!
I contacted six of your house sitters and had three positives to sit for us. I thank you very much for your great site and the lovely people who are available.
I have received quite a number of requests to house-sit in Tasmania. Thanks!
We have found a house sitter from your service thanking you very much. Kind regards,
I thought your site and service was great. We found a sitter really quickly.
I said we would let you know how we have fared after we became house sitters with Aussie House Sitters.I am pleased to say that your service has been very kind and we are getting a very good response - not all suit or they sometimes clash with others, but overall we have been quite successful and we have made some good friends. . . .
Since registering with you we have had quite a few enquiries, and will be house sitting in Pampas near Toowoomba for Jan-Feb next year. Thanks for the service
Max & Joan
Looks like we have found a sitter from your website. Must admit am impressed with the site, will use it future.
Barry & Trish
I am very happy with Aussie House Sitters. The site is very simple to use and generates good responses and I certainly recommend it to anyone. The personal service and follow up is excellent too. Thenk you.
Kevin & Piki
Thank you very much for the free service you provide to home owners looking for housesitters. Your service is prompt, efficient and much appreciated.
I would like to say that Aussie House Sitters was extremely successful for us. We had several early responses and have secured a housesitter after several conversations with them. It's great that its a free service for home owners and we are really happy that we can go away after Christmas and not worry about our home & pets. Thanks Aussie House Sitters.
As a homeowner I was surprised and pleased at the response I received from your house sitting site. Although I could accept only one sitter, I was impressed by the high calibre and sincerity of the many offers. All of them offered references without hesitation. The fact that it is no charge to us (the homeowner) is fantastic. Thank you for such a good service.
The response to my ad was great. I had a good choice of sitters, all of whom I knew would have done a great job. I have recommended your service to some friends and will certainly use you again. Thanks for the service.
I think house sitting is a fantastic idea. Its win-win for both parties. House sitting websites like Aussie House Sitters make it so easy for home owners and sitters to get in touch with one another. The service is free for homeowners and getting your ad listed is really easy. What more could you ask for?
Thank you so much so letting us advertise for a 'Sitter'on Aussie House-sitters. The response has been amazing. Within an hour of the add appearing on your site, we received 3 phone calls from 'house-sitters who were very interested in looking after our home & animals.We will definately use your site again when we decide on our next holiday.
I used the Aussie House Sitters to find someone to mind my house when I was interstate. I successfully found someone. It was a great way for the sitter and house owner to link up, for our mutual benefit.
I used your housesitter service for my Bribie home and found it very satisfactory. The gentleman looked after my house and pet very well. Thank you.
I am very happy to say that I am impressed with the site and the great responses that I received. I really appreciate this excellent free service for homeowners and highly recommend it.
I advertised for a House Sitter for the first time with Aussie House Sitters and did not expect much of a response from people wanting to sit a large rural property in outback NSW. However we did receive some interest and were thrilled with the couple that came and sat for us so that we could have a real holiday for the first time in ages. We have developed a firm friendship with the housesitters who looked after our house, property, pets and animals and would not hesitate in recommending this service and the fantastic housesitters that we had. Next time we need a housesitter we will definately use this service again.
I think this is a housesitter story with a difference!!
We could not have found the more perfect housesitter to look after our place for the 2 weeks we were away - the pets were extremely well looked after, dogs walked (even organised for neighbours to walk the dogs when she couldnt), drove us to and from the airport but also has been dating my son for 4 weeks & make the perfect couple J So not only did I get a fantastic housesitter but a potential daughter in law. So thanks AHS .. unfortunately next year we will need to find a new housesitter as she is coming with us on our trip next year. PS she did kill one plant !!
Prue & Rob
We used your service for the first time over Xmas. Advertised our home, and our first applicant was Hilary, who fitted the bill perfectly. She came down to Sydney and met up with us and our cats. We went off for our 17 days break and on our return the house was spotless, as though professional cleaners had swept through the place! Our main concern had been our two elderly cats. In the past a neighbour had feed them for us each day, but they were always rather 'stressed' on our return as they had missed the company. On our return from this trip, both cats were so relaxed and happy that they hardly noticed we had returned!
I have to say that our experience with Aussie House sitters has been wonderful and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to others looking for sitters. In fact, we are thinking of becoming sitters ourselves, as it is a very cost effective way of having a holiday, and making new friends.
"Our" sitters, Hilary and Bernie were first class, and Hilary has indicated, if we need her again (and she is available) she would love to look after our 'girls'.
Thankyou for such a great website.
Many thanks Aussie House Sitters.
In undera weekof usplacing our Ad for a house sitter wehad a lot of replies. After contacting a couple whoseAd we liked, within 24 hours they were visiting with us and we found them very compatible and with a wealth of experience.
We have used house sitting sites before and always found them very good but yours was exceptionally easy to use and navigate, and certainly we got a good response.
Many thanks again and would use youin the futureand recommend your site to friends.
Thank you so much for the excellant service, we didn't realise it was out there.We had so many replies and from somereally great people. Ican certainlyreccomendit, and willuse it again. Many thanks once more.
I would like to say that the website is fantastic and easy to use.I enjoyed housesitting in the first house I had house sat for. The neighbours were fantastic and I continue to enjoy the company of the homeowners!
Thank you for an excellent service. I contacted a few of your registered sitters and one of the respondents sounded ideal so we have arranged a 'sit'. I will certainly use your site again.
"In just three weeks after placing an add for a house sitterr on Ausie House Sitters we have had more than 10 applications from registered sitters. We were able to view their full details on the web site and make a short list of potential sitters. We eventually interviewed two sitters and have chosen one who has seen our home and is even willing to drive us to the airport and collect us on our return should we so wish.
I am amazed at the ease of finding a suitable sitter and the calibre of all applicants. As we are retired and hope to be travelling around over the next few years I am sure we will use Aussie Housesitters often."
We obtained our sitter through your sitters list and without exception every person we contacted replied promptly as all this was done at very short notice we were most impressed.
J & M
I found the Aussie House Sitters site easy and friendly to use, and the fact that it was free was a big bonus. I received several email responses within a short amount of time, and all seemed appropriate people for the picky job Id written about! Any contact with AHS staff has been met with quick response - much appreciated. A great site find whilst Googling for house sitting in Oz!
I am already receiving calls for housesitting and wish to thank you at Aussie House Sitters. Regards,
Finding a house sitter was very easy, we got lots of responses, from the silly to the serious, asked for contact phone numbers and took it from there.Met with people, where possible, which is useful final selection process.
For us a big issue was would our cats get on with their new home minder.? Problem solved, when our very shy cat, afraid of all new visitors, walked up to our new housesitter and smooched her. Something was right about her, which we hadn't yet articulated, but the cat knew straight away. We sorted the rest of the details verbally and are very pleased with references, police checks and contract provided.
Wereceived many sitter responses, which gave us a a good repertoire of people to choose from, enabling a sorting process to get the best fit for our and their circumstances. Really appreciate the service being free for homeowners, a marvelous system, thank you .
Liked the site and service.When I didn't understand some detail, I sent an emailed querie and within 20 minutes had a phone call explaining. I appreciated such an immediate and unexpected offer of help, asI'm not a technical hotshot.
Our thanks to Aussie House Sitters. We were stuck for somebody to look after our house and animals at very short notice and thought we would give them a try. Within 24 hours we had applicants and interviewed them the next weekend. We have found somebody and now can go away on our holiday knowing our house will be looked after.
I was so pleased with the response from your website, and found a housesitter within just a couple of days of being on your website, I will definitely advertise there another time, Many thanks...
What a fantastic service not only is it free to advertise but the responses I have had have been awesome. Thank you Aussie Sitters I will be using you again.
I was hesitant to use this service, thinking there would be no response. However I was wrong. I received one response within six hours of my ad appearing; and several within three days.
Thank you very much for website, we have had a wonderful response, we have a lovely lady to sit for us and will certainly be using the site again. Thanking you all!
Thankyou for the wonderful House sitters database. What a great service. I only recently heard about it when talking to a neighbour about getting someone to come and housesit while we went on our holidays, as taking our 2 dogs with us was no longer possible because of their ages.
I got several replies to my housesitter wanted notice and have now found a sitter to come and stay while we are gone.
It is a great relief to know such a service exists and best of all it is free to the houseowner. I will certainly use the site again in the future.
Thanks Aussie House Sitters we really appreciate your free service and the fact that within 48 hours we had a house sitter through your site.
We thought we would have to cancel our planned (and paid for) overseas trip because the friend who was going to housesit had become ill. We had 2 weeks to take-off and we knew no-one who could housesit. So you can imagine our delight when within 24 hours of placing our Sitter Required advert, we had responses from several very suitable candidates. Now our trip is back on and are house and animals will be safe and cared for cant thank you enough Aussie House Sitters! We will definitely use your services again.
Dave & Wendy
Thanks for your very effective site. We received two very good responses from potential sitters within a week of posting our house on your site and quickly reached agreement with one of them. From the home owners point of view registration is fast and efficient, the site is easy to use and the fact that the service is free is a bonus. Thank you once again
"Within minutes of placing my Free House Owner 'ad' on the Aussie House Sitters site I had responses from prospective sitters. The sitters 'profiles' were instantly available and a great help in shortlisting applicants. My preferred sitter was travelling from Queensland ,through Adelaide, to Western Australia over the Easter weekend (about to undertake a four months 'sit' in WA) and provided the opportunityfor a face-to-face interview.Both my wife and I agreed they would be ideal as sitters for our house and more importantly our two 'babies' - Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We are confident and relaxed knowing that when September comes around we canenjoy our 2 months overseas holiday. Living onKangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, I was apprehensiveabout finding anyone to 'sit' for us. I now have no hesitation in advising friends how helpfulthe Aussie House Sitter site/service was and even betterthe fact that the service is absolutely free forhome owners.
We will be travelling again in 2008 and Aussie House Sitters can expect another visit from us."
Since joining Ausise House Sitters I have received over 20 offers and one was in NZ. So now I have 3 by 3 months up to Jan 08. I could of arranged to go to any of the reply's I received, to WA SA Tassie etc I had so many offers I was really surprised. I have given your "House sitters" site to all the people that have been interested in what I am doing.
As house sitters we have really been impressed with the amount of contacts we have received through your site and will certainly be applying to sit again at a later date.
Just returned from a much needed holiday after finding the most wonderful sitters through AHS. We have booked them for next year and are delighted with the level of care they gave to our dog and to our home. Regards,
To say that I was surprised would be the understatement for all times. I saw Aussie House Sitters on the net, only by googling. Firstly I didnt know such a service was available. I joined, free: another unbelievable factor these days, placed an ad wanting a house sitter. Then, within two days in came the responses, not one, but sixteen. All of which would have easily been appropriate as for our needs. But chose a mature aged couple who sounded absolutely wonderful and matched our needs to absolute perfection. Emails were exchanged, then a telephone call. We are off to Africa for a month in September/October and I have no doubt that my cherished possession my Ralph (he is a dog) will be given the affection and security with my new found house sitters. Since knowing about Aussie House Sitters, friends of ours have also joined and found their perfect house sitterswhat more can you say. Its just so wonderful to take the worry and hassle out of finding someone you can trust your home and your animals to. A big THANK YOU!
Thank you for such a great site - it is the first time I have used such a service - have previously had sitters thru word of mouth. Chose a sitter within a couple of days all at no cost! Will certainly use the site again next time I travel.
Although I have not been on the Aussie House Sitters database for very long, I have corresponded and spoken to serveral lovely people who have contacted me.The Aussie House Sitters Site is extremeley easy to use and I look forward to using your services in the future.
Have just tonight accepted two sits, one in South Oz for June and one in Tas for August and September. I think your service is tops!
I have found 3 house sitters through your great site. Thank you for helping me to find satisfactory sitters. I hope your site always prospers - thanks again!
I joined housesitters in March 2007 and have received three jobs which will take me up till January 2008. I wasn't quite sure whether I'd enjoy staying in someone else's house but it's working out great. Will keep doing this now and may even travel later on. Thank you.
Since joining Aussie House Sitters I have sat in SemaphoreAdelaide, Peterhead Adelaide, Innasfail and am going to Barmera for 4mths. I am really enjoying house sittingand enjoy looking after the owners pets so that they can enjoy a break without having to worry about them.
We get a lot of reply's from homeowners to our house sitters listing. We have been all over Australia since we have joined up with Aussie House Sitters. We are living in a beautiful Country. Get out there and discover it. It has been a great opportunity for us.Thank youAusie House Sitters
Bill & Lyn
We had an incredible experience through our 'house sitting' event. I nearly withdrew the advertisement as I felt our house was a little extreme and there would be few (if any) people willing to take on the property. So I was totally surprised to receive a message with interest shown to sit for us. After a phone call to the prospective sitters I felt confident that it was really going to happen. The couple were well aware of the quirks and isolation of the property and were still very keen to come.
In meeting them I felt as though I were greeting friends whom I hadn't seen for a long time. They were extremely warm, open and willing to trust. They fitted in to our family instantly. They were extremely good with our two children (5yrs and 21 months) and connected with them immediately. Not only were they willing to sit for us they wanted to help us out in any way they could. After the first day they took on a lot of the farm chores and settled into the routine whilst we busily finished packing and taking care of other business before departure. Whilst we were gone they kept the place running efficiently, cared for the animals as if they were their own, and undertook many projects that assisted the functioning of our farm.
On return I was totally overwhelmed by what they had achieved. They spoke of how much they enjoyed our place and what they had gained from being here. It gave me a lot of confidence in having people come to stay and becoming a part of our family. They became very good friends and we were sad to see them move on to their next house sitting commitment. I am extremely glad that I had the courage to put the ad into the House sitters website and that they had responded.
I'd like to thank your organisation for providing this opportunity from which we had so many positive experiences. Placing the advertisement was a result of a conversation with a friend who had a similar great experience recently and she told me of the organisation. Since our experience I speak to everyone about our sitters and what the experience provided for us. I also pass on the details of the website.
Thank you, I had more success from your house sitting service than I had from some others. I certainly will be recommending your service.
Hi Team. Thanks for having such a great site. I have been fortunate enough to gain 2 house sits and although they are for future dates I have spoken to both and feel like they will be perfect for us. I'm really looking forward to meeting these people who sound really great. What a great way to meet new friends!
When I placed an advert for a housesitter to care for our house and pet dog I had a quick response and found a suitable couple within days. Our little dog got sick and was in painwhile we were away and our sitters were very caring and immediatelytookour dogto the vet for treatment even though it was the middle of the night and againthe following day when he didn't improve. I am glad to say that our dog is ok and our house was well looked after. Many thanks
Think we joined about four months ago and we're happy with things to date. We've had several opportunities both for short and long term sits. Finished second just days ago. Off to Tassie for our third (3 weeks) in mid August. Odd choice in mid winter but Hey, someone else is paying the heating bills and we do have rellies to visit in Tassie. Good work.
Len and Jill
We have just started our first housesit and we are over the moon. AUSSIE HOUSE SITTERS has been great to be able to select a suitable homesit and we already have 6 months booked from now until next june 08 so say no more. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! Will get back to you later.
Pam & Neil
I would like to praise your site it is great and I have been in contact with so many people and have acquired house sits so fast. The owners are so prompt and friendly. I have been house sitting for afew years now but your site makes it so much easier for me. Thank you.
I just would like to say that it is a great website and provided me with some good opportunities to house sit.
For your information we have done two house sits one for 4 weeks and one for 4 months. Both were fun and we enjoyed the experience. We have also had about a dozen other requests but were not able to oblige due to other commitments including the 4 months house sit.
So many thanks
Gillian & Gary
We would like to thank you for the excellent service you provide. Within a few weeks of registering we received an email from a lady asking us to housesit her unit in Mosman, Sydney, for 9 days. We emailed her our mobile phone number and after a long chat she was very comfortable with offering us the housesit.
Terry & Cheryl
Hello thanks for renewal reminder. Patrick is currently away on a farm sit. Yes, we will renew. We have had a very successful year with Aussie House Sitters. Around 130 enquiries. We have squeezed in 6 Pet Sits and met some fantastic pets and people in the process. We have been given wonderful references - a great boost when you haven't had one for many years. Pet Sitting has given us confidence that, despite our retirement, our ability to manage animals and look after a house is still very alive and so are we. We plan an extended overseas holiday ourselves in 2008. Regards,
It has been 12 months nearly since we started house sitting and we have sat at some very nice houses and some ordinary houses but all the owners have been excellant people. we have had numerous unsolisited requests to sit which we could not attend to as we were already booked. we have houses with dogs and indeed one sit involved 3 dogs. we are so pleased to have taken on sitting and would say to those thinking of doing the same --go for it. we are usually booked 12 months in advanced and apart from meeting nice home owners we are seeing the country side. thanks to the organisers of the site -- a job well done
We found your service satisfactory and achieved the results we wanted while we built our house and we had about 6 or so responses as we were specific on Hervey Bay area. Thank you for your help. Regards,
Kevin and Pam
Hello, we have found your site to be excellent in regards to finding farm sits in W.A.
We have both been so happy with our new way of life, we would recommend it to anyone, wanting a complete change to their lives. We have been in the West for 6 months - we have untill the middle of July booked up.
Des & Marj
I chose to do use a house sitter because I was sick and tired of paying enormous amounts to have my three cats boarded. I am singing the praises of this service, thank you. Regards,
We are currently in Rockhampton Queensland on our second sit arranged through the site. Kind regards,
My advert was uploaded onto the website within 24 hours of my posting it and I was very pleased with the number and calibre of sitters who applied to mind my cat & flat. I will definitely be using Aussie Housesitters again.
Since we joined last year (2007) we have been flat out and have offers of bookings through to Jan 2010.
We are currently sitting at Banora Point for the winter, this is our second time for these folks, they are spending the summer in the UK, from whence they came to AUS back in the 1960s. We are still getting plenty of calls , averages around 3-4 each week. Regards as always.
Audrey & Peter
Keep up the good work...we love using your site.. better than any travel agent ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers,
You wouldn't read about it but immediately after receiving your last email we got and accepted an offer from Tasmania. Cheers!
As house sitters your service was very helpful to us in easing our move from Brisbane to Sydney, given the relative cost of housing. Thanks,
Thanks once again for the privilege of using you site. Today we have been successful in securing a suitable house sitter which allows us to go away with peace of mind knowing that our house is secure and looked after while we are away.
We tried another site but were not impressed. We are extremely pleased with Aussie House Sitters as it has crossed the tee's and dotted the i's, providing guidelines, valuable information and ease of use for the novice. We are very impressed that the site provided an agreement which would have otherwise been quite daunting and expensive for the house owner . We also found that the responses appeared to have been controlled and we were not bombarded with thousands of emails and/or phone calls from potential sitters as we were with the other site.. Ever grateful
Shaira & Jim
I have used Aussie House Sitters a couple of times now and can say the peace of mind you have knowing your home and pets are well looked after whilst you are away is priceless - Thanks Again
I am really delighted with Ausie House Sitters! I only joined a week ago having decided to go out on a limb and sell my possessions. My aim is to travel around Australia starting in coastal South-East Queensland. I already have two lovely 'sits' booked. The second one is for 10 weeks and I offered to drive up and meet the houseowners and their pet first. (It was only an hour away.)This was very reassuring for them as it is a long time to leave their much loved elderly puss. The site has a lovely feel to it and it's fun checking all the homeowners' ads. The joining fee is very reasonable. Thank you so much for being a part of my new life!
I would like to say how happy we are with the number of inquiries we received and the very professional way in which your website is run. We have a professional couple who we have now met and we feel very comfortable leaving our home in their care. Thanks again for your very fine website.
A & O Hall
With 3 weeks to go before we were due to leave for 4 weeks holiday our sister in law broke her ankle, and unable to look after our two ( neurotic ) dog's. In desperation we
thought we might give aussie house sitters ago ( nothing to loose ). We have been overwhelmed with in 24 hours we made contact with three possible sitters. And the emails keep on coming in. Thanks and for us homeowners no charge!
Just like to say, though, I appreciated your friendly, easy-to-use website, the constant supply of information and contact. It all goes to make clients feed they really are getting a service. Keep it up. We'll be in touch if we travel again.
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Home owners! Are you planning on being away from your house for a period of time in the future? If you are, then there is no better way for you to gain peace of mind than by having a house sitter care for your home, garden and pets while you are away.
House sitters! Are you sick of paying rent? Want to save for that something special? Need a change of scenery? Want to open your heart by giving love to someone's pets and/or gardens? If so, then house sitting is definitely for you.
House sitting is where you live in a person's house for an agreed period of time while they are away. You are relied upon to maintain the house as if it was your own, doing any household jobs that need doing such as pet care, garden maintenance, forwarding mail etc. House sitting can be either a short term stay of a week or anything up to a year or longer.
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