I was under the impression that Christian House Sitters was a very simple concept that everyone would immediately understand. I was wrong.
So if anyone is still confused here is a short, simple summary of what we do.
Who can Join? Any Christian who belongs to a recognised Christian Church. People can register as a House Sitters, a Home Owners or as Both.
If you register as an owner we find a house sitter to move into your home while you are away on holiday. They look after your home and pets for you and in return they receive a rent free holiday in your home. So the house owner saves money by not having to pay anyone to look after their home and pets.They have the security of knowing that their home and pets are being looked after by a responsible Christian.
If you register as a sitter you get to travel and stay rent free in lovely homes rather than an expensive and often characterless hotel room.
People ask about safety. Naturally one has to take precautions. We strongly advise all home owners to get two references before entering into any agreement. As this is a Christian site and all members must list their church connection we suggest one of the reference should be obtained from their church leaders. We also include a general outline of an agreement for both parties to sign.
So what actually happens? Well if you register as an owner we list your house details (without the specific address) on the restricted section of our website that can only be viewed by registered sitters. We also email all registered sitters drawing their attention to the listing.
Sitters then decide which houses they are interested in and click an enquiry button. That automatically sends the owners their details and their profile info. Then it is over to the owner to make contact and decide which application they like best, check references and arrange the sit.
What does this all cost? Registration as an owner is free. Registration as a sitter is only £25 per year. All of which goes to supporting a Christian Children’s Home in Kenya. The cost of running the service is covered by my wife and I as a service.
Were do we have sitters and houses? All over the world.
If you have any questions let me know or have a look at our website.
God bless you,