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How to Start House Sitting in the UK (Free Accommodation)

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This article will give you all the information you need to become a house sitter in the UK. There are a ton of UK listings just waiting for applications, and within this post, I’ll outline here exactly where to find them and how to secure them!

I have years of experience house sitting in the UK and beyond. I’m originally from England and built up my house sitting profile in the UK before embarking on a digital nomad lifestyle. I use house sitting websites almost exclusively for accommodation. It saves a fortune and expands my traveling experience on the whole.

For me, the UK will always be my home base, and house sitting has allowed me to explore more of my own beautiful country. There are so many fantastic places to visit, and the UK is a place with a high demand for house sitters. I’ve stayed in areas that may not have ever entered my radar had it not been for house sitting opportunities.

From the Highlands of Scotland to the beaches of Cornwall, let’s get you on the road to becoming a house sitter in the UK.

How to Become a House Sitter in the UK

There are some excellent websites available for house and pet sitting in the UK. They all come with different features, price tags, and membership options. Finding the right one for you is an important first step and I’ve outlined all the info you need here;

1. Trusted Housesitters

A woman caring about dogs. They are all ready on leash to go for walk.

Trusted Housesitters has been my go-to site since becoming a house sitter almost 5 years ago. The web and app-based platform is by far the most popular house sitting site available. With a quick scan of the app, I can see almost 7,000 listings currently accepting applications for house sitters – almost 2,000 of these are in the UK.

Based on these numbers alone Trusted Housesitters should be a top consideration when contemplating becoming a house sitter in the UK. The app and website are easy to use with some great features that make the whole process smooth and secure. Something I love about this site is that if you can’t see the right sit for you straight away, you can save your criteria and receive alerts when a matching option becomes available.

Being the top website out there means Trusted Housesitters is also the most expensive. But priced at $260/year it’s the same as a couple of nights in a modest hotel. I recommend the premium membership which includes, among other benefits, cancellation insurance and enhanced customer service. However, the basic membership at…

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