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Australia. House Sit.

Once again it is a pleasure to highlight yet another house on the Christian House Sitters website.

Just think what it would cost to rent somewhere like this for your holiday. Then realise it is available fre of charge as are so many other fabulous houses.

This one is in Austrlia


Location:  AUSTRALIA Near to Mackay Queensland

Dates: 15th Dec to 31st Dec 2007

Brief Details

Close to Mackay, Queensland, Australia. This is a 3 bedroom,comfortable house with 10 foot ceilings (3mtrs), tongue and groove walls.
The carport is covered, but not attached to the house.
There is a large kitchen, with a good sized pantry, dish washer, large fridge and plenty of bench space.
The bathroom has a lovely bathtub and plenty of cupboard space for towels/bed linen, etc.
The house is very close to the GORGEOUS Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef situated on an 800m2 block in the heart of the MAGNIFICENT Pioneer Valley, with stunning views of the nearby Great Dividing Range, sugar cane fields and the Pioneer River .
The Pioneer Valley, apart from being one of the richest sugar cane growing areas in Australia, is by far one of the most picturesque valleys in Australia. Travelling through this fertile valley, you will discover a community steeped in pioneering history. The Valley encompasses many quaint townships and Australia’s largest continuous stretch of sub tropical rainforest Eungella National Park.

Know as ‘The Natural Way’, the trip along Eungella road through the Pioneer Valley to Eungella National Park is a unique destination with many varying attractions, activities and townships to view along the way.
Platypus often frolic in the river which is just a hop, skip and a jump from the front door.

Pet friendly people (They have two dogs and three cats all whom are very affectionate)
Young/retired/families all welcome

For full details see


About housesitters

ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

9 responses »

  1. I am interested in house sitting could you tell me a good way to get started. Thanks

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment on my blog.

      If you are interested in House Sitting may I suggest that you visit our web site and read the page called House Sitting Explained. Then if you still have any questions please feel free to email me and I will try to help.

      God bless you,

      Ray Christian House Sitters

      • Ray i was wanding if you have housesitting in Australia i sent you a message a few days ago i do wish to join but was wanding if i could start in australia yes iam a christian and if i do house sit in england do the people come to correct me at the airport i would be delighted to make friends and housesit in england thank you for your return email from Jan Campbell in Australia

      • We have houses all over the world. As a registered sitter you would have access to all the houses everywhere. As for Australia we have had a lot of Australian houses listed and fully expect that to continue.

  2. We live in Plettenberg Bay South Africa & would dearly love to visit our children in Melbourne & travel Australia for a period of 3 months. How would we go about house sitting or swopping as we live in an area is much sort after.
    Many Blessings to all
    Beryl Hogg

    • Hi Beryl, I am trying to find Donald Hogg of Plettenberg Bay, I believe he is my grand father (my fathers father), whom I have never met. If you are indeed family of his, could you please ask him to get hold of his grand daughter in Cape Town – a mere 6 hours drive away. Kind Regards, Justine

  3. The process is really easy. Please visit our web site at and read thepage called House Sitting Explained. Then if you are happy click on the link to Register.

    You will have the choice to register as an Owner, a Sitter or as Both. I would advise you to register as Both.

    Then just follow the on screen instructions.

    If you have any questions email me

    God bless you,

    Christian House Sitters

    • Angeline McDonald

      Hi Christian house sitters,We are an irish christian family emigrating to australia,my husband is currently working in the sydney region ( strathfield,homebush area),myself and our two children 13 & 6 are hoping to join him on 5/12/11..a house sit would truly be an answer to prayer,even if it was only very short term,as it would give us time to locate not only a home but get to know other christian families in the surrrounding areas..God has prepared us for this journey and know it is HIS hand that directed me to this website..Our names are Noel and Angeline McDonald Annie and e-mail is THE MCDONALD FAMILY

      • Thanks for your message.

        I can’t promise a suitable house as the list of available houses keeps changing. Existing houses find a sitter and so are removed and new houses are listed.

        Even I never know what will be available in 24 hours time

        All I can suggest is that you register as a sitter and that way you will be notified about all new listings as soon as they come in.

        You can find full details on our website

        God bless you,


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