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the Cost of House Sitters

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$ 200
Jul 2007
Chicago, IL
House sitter important for security reasons  more... close row
$ 16
Apr 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
House sitter visits daily  more... close row
$ 500
Dec 2007
Dallas, TX
Housesitter for 8 days  more... close row
$ 300
Jul 2007
Scranton, PA
Close family friend makes a good housesitter  more... close row
$ 150
Jun 2007
Ashland City, Tn
Referring others to wonderful house sitter  more... close row
$ 60
Jul 2007
Lake, MI
House sitter makes family able to enjoy vacation  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Tempe, AZ
Trusted neighborhood kid provided a week of house sitting  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2008
Wellington, FL
No fish died during housesitter's time  more... close row
$ 150
Dec 2007
New Edinburg, AR
Family friend watched home for a week  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2007
Portland, Oregon
Housesitting and plant sitting  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Brighton, MI
Price per day of house and plant sitting  more... close row

Description of service

The service was hiring a neighborhood high school student to house-sit for us during our annual spring break vacation. The $20 represents a per-day fee for a 10-day period, so overall it really came out to $200. It was basic house-sitting including watering of our many plants.

Review of Service

We were happy. It was necessary to do this because of how many plants we have in and outside of the house that need daily attention. We are lucky to have high school aged kids in the neighborhoods from families that we trust to be able to get an affordable rate for something like this. All in all, we were happy- no complaints really.


My tip would be to find somebody you can trust. Giving access to your home is one of the highest levels of trust you can have, so it would be stupid to hire somebody that you don't know. Think of who you want around your house, and it is probably somebody from a close friend of the family of yours. Ask around the neighborhood to see who has a good reputation. If they messed up at a neighbors' house, you probably don't want to hire that kid for your house.