CHRISTIAN HOUSE SITTERS
A Worldwide Christian House Sitting Ministry.
A Brief Summary
This page provides you with a brief overview of how we work. For more details please also read the House Sitting Explained and the FAQ pages. They are available through the menu above.
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.
(Some people belong to small independent churches and as a result are not clear that their church would be considered a recognised Christian Church. If you are in that position have a look at the T&C page where we try to answer this question.)
If you register as a home owner
We help you to find a house sitter to move into your home while you are away on vacation. 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 house sitter.
You get to travel and stay rent free in lovely homes rather than an expensive and often characterless hotel room.
What 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?
When 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 Marilyn and Ray White as a service.
For more details please about the Children's Home
Where do we have sitters and houses? All over the world.
Who are we and why do we do this? See the About Us page.
Now the details.
We would be delighted to assist you to enjoy a rent-free vacation and / or to have a Christian look after your home, garden and pets while you are away. We trust that you, and hundreds of other Christians all around the world will benefit from this site.
We all love a vacation but it can be a nightmare. There is the expense, the concern about your house while you are away, worries about your animals finding suitable accommodation at the destination of your choice.
Christian House Sitters (CHS) can help you overcome many of these problems giving you a better vacation with free accommodation and offering peace of mind. Whilst at the same time you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are also helping other Christians and supporting Christian work in Africa.
By becoming a registered House sitter you will benefit by being able to have short or long breaks in your own country or abroad.
Your only expense will be the actual cost of travelling to and from the destination and your food.
You will know that you are helping another Christian to have a break and that when you arrive you will be introduced to their Church and Christian friends.
Naturally it is entirely up to you to decide if you want to get involved or not.
Having done house sitting ourselves we know that arriving in a strange place knowing nobody can be lonely. This should be overcome through using this Christian website.
(Please do not register until you have your dates available to put on the site.)
You benefit from being able to leave your home and animals in the care of a Christian who you have confidence will love the animals and care for you property honestly.
You will also know that you are helping another Christian to have a holiday.
You have the added security of being able to ask prospective House Sitters for a reference from their Church leaders.
You can go away without having to worry about your home and animals.
Your only expenses are the normal gas and electricity charges.
House Sitters normally cover their own telephone costs.
In the UK having a pet sitter to look after your pets costs an average of £200 per week. The majority of us can't afford that.
Also if you hire a sitter through an agency they select the person. You have no idea who you are letting into your home.
Using this service you are able to make contact with potential sitters and prayerfully select the right person or persons.
Registration as a Sitter is £25 per year.
Registration as a Home Owner is FREE.
There are no other charges.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
It is really easy. You must be attend a recognised Christian Church and be known to one of the leaders at that church. Then just click on the REGISTER link in the menu on the at the top of this page. Registration only takes a few minutes.
We protect the privacy of all our members.
Your contact details do not appear on the web site.
Initial contact is made via the site. See FAQ page for details of how this works.