Ask ten different people to put the countries of the world into separate regions and you’ll get ten different answers. Our regions are loosely based on the United Nations geoscheme (see Wikipedia article)
Select one of these options from the list of World Regions and the Country list below will be updated to reflect the countries in that region that currently have a house sit available.
A few countries allow you to also filter by State, to help you narrow down your search further, e.g. Australia, Canada and United States. However, not all listings mention the state in which the house sit is in, e.g. the location is simply “Springfield, United States”. Such listing will appear under the State filter of “Unknown”, and selecting an individual State such as “California” will not return these results.
Our filters allow you to search based on both the start and end date of a house sit. However, not all listings publish those dates. This could be because the owners haven’t made firm plans yet, or maybe because they are looking to make contact with sitters for various future opportunities.
Our listings display the duration of a house sit in the format:
Thu 25 Feb 2016 to Fri 25 Mar 2016
However, when a start date and/or end date are not available, the listing will simply show the duration as
NOTE: If you enter start or end dates as one of your search filters, the “(Unspecified days)” listings will not appear in the search results.
Almost all house sits come with some form of responsibility, whether that be looking after pets, gardening, or maintaining a swimming pool. Our “Responsibility” filters will help you find the house sits you feel most comfortable with, so if you’re allergic to cats for example, then you can exclude house sits with cats from the results (most platforms don’t allow you to do this). Other people might love dogs and want to only look for listings that do have dogs. To help with this, we’ve got three options when it comes to filtering by responsibility...
Our search bots use powerful algorithms to try and determine what responsibilities each house sit requires. Some of the platforms have dedicated areas where home owners indicate what responsibilities the house sitter will have. When the platforms offer these options and the home owners fill them in correctly, our search engine will pick them up and show the corresponding icons in blue.
However, sometimes the options are not available, or the home owner fails to fill them in correctly, but they mention them in the description of the house sit. Sometimes the only clue we get is that the description mentions Chihuahua, Dalmatian or Greyhound. Our search engine is able to find these details and mark the listing as having a “Possible” responsibility for Dogs. In these cases the search results will show the listing with a dog icon that is grey instead of a blue.