House Sitter Guide

A House Sitters Guide to Oz House Sitters

Welcome to Oz House Sitters and thank you for your interest in using our site to find a house sitting job! There are so many benefits of using Oz House Sitters and we look forward to helping you in your house sitting prospects.

Why Join Oz House Sitters?

Save money

Save money on just about everything and live rent free whilst caring for homes, gardens and pets! Oz House Sitters provide you a platform where this is possible. Additionally you get the opportunity to travel cost effectively depending on the length of the house sit.

Our Membership Fee/System

Our membership fee is less compared to similar sites. Memberships are not automatically renewed, so you can choose if you want to renew or not. We may also offer membership discounts from time to time.

Internal Messaging System

You can get in touch with UNLIMITED house owners who have uploaded their house sitting assignment. You’ll also have the chance to directly talk to homeowners about their expectations from you as a house sitter, terms and conditions e.g. Home Owners will be able to view your profile when you send them a message.

Request, receive & manage reviews from Home Owners

Home Owners can leave a review, or you can request a review from a home owner. After the home owner leave a review, you can accept or decline the review via your Review Manager.

Receive Daily Email Alerts

You can signup to receive daily email alerts for new house sitting positions in your state(s) of interest. We will send you separate alerts for each state you select. You can change your preferences at any time!

Availability Calendar & Notes

Update your available dates and add notes.


Provide us a shareable link to your references and documents, and we will show this link to home owners you contact directly, or home owners you reply to.

Be in control

As a house sitter, you get your own password-protected account area. You can create and update your profile/ad, view your messages, view testimonials, save a Shortlist of favourites, search our database, set up email alerts…the list goes on.

How to get started

1. Pay & Register
The first step you need to take is head over to our Membership page, which will give some more details on what’s included in the membership. Then click on the “Get Started” button. You’ll be redirected to the form which you need to fill out with you details (for registration purposes) and then you can click on the PayPal payment button. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay!

2. Login + Activation
You will be automatically logged in to your account, but you will will need to activate your account before your membership is fully activated. To do this, you will need to click on the link we sent you via email. If you can’t see our email in your primary inbox, make sure to check your spam, junk, promotion and social folders. Alternatively you can click the “Resend confirmation email” link on your dashboard.
Once you’ve clicked on the link your account will be fully activated.

3. Upload Ad
Once that’s done please upload your house sitter profile/ad. You won’t be able to contact home owners or be contacted by house sitters until your ad is uploaded.

4. Mark the Days you are Booked/Unavailable
Please update the dates you are not available via your calendar

5. Provide us a link to your references and documents
If available, provide us a sharable link to your references and other documents relevant for home owners (police clearance .etc). We will show this link to home owners you contact directly, or home owners you reply to.

4. Set up daily email alerts
To set up daily email alerts, visit the Daily Email Alerts page. Here you will see a selection of states you may subscribe or unsubscribe to.

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