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Long Term House Sitting Could be Your Ticket to a First Home

9th January 2020

You don’t need us to tell you that buying your first home in New Zealand is difficult. And for many, it seems an impossible dream due to daunting property prices that require out of reach deposits.

If you’re in this position, or you know someone who is, then The Housesitting Company can offer you hope – and it comes in the form of long term house sitting in New Zealand.

Considering house sitting? Contact The Housesitting Company on 0800 748 837 or send us a message and we’ll get right back to you.


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The term ‘long-term house sitting’ will invariably prompt many questions. We’re here at The Housesitting Company to help you, and what better way to start then right here?

How to save money through long term house sitting in New Zealand

Firstly, you can save lots of money through long term house sitting as you’re not paying rent for the house. Active house sitters with The Housesitting Company book 75 per cent or more of their year into house sits. This means they save significant amounts of money which can be put towards a first home deposit. Want a real-life example of how two people used long term house sitting as a way to plan for the future? Check out how Jonathan and Michelle saved money through long term house sitting.

We also suggest you read the very helpful FAQs about house sitting with The Housesitting Company

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Why you should check out the insurance situation as a house sitter

One of the FAQs we get asked at The Housesitting Company is the following: What happens if I accidently damage something? Well, accidents happen, it’s just part and parcel of life. A wine glass might be broken, or the dog you’re looking after might cover the carpet in mud. We hope that you’ll just be honest with the homeowner and explain what happened (they tend to tell you not to worry about it). For the bigger accidents, house sitters are covered for up to $2m under The Housesitting Company’s Public Liability Insurance.

We also require that homeowners have their own insurance for house and contents to cover any loss or damage that was not your fault. 

Still got questions about the situation with insurance as a house sitter? We’d love to answer them! Register today as a house sitter with The Housesitting Company, or send us a message and let us know how we can help you.

You could be long term house sitting in some amazing New Zealand homes

There are house sits available in Auckland, as well as house sits in Wellington, the Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Christchurch and across New Zealand. Apart from giving people the chance of save lots of money through long-term house sitting, our house sitters also get to look after some awesome pets.

Our sitters adore animals and take care of cats, dogs, horses, donkeys and many other animals. So if you love animals, are responsible and you pass our strict vetting process, then house sitting could be just right for you.

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What to do now if you’re interested in house sitting in New Zealand

Now that you’ve found out more about long term house sitting, we encourage you to consider registering as a house sitter with The Housesitting Company. We’re on hand too to answer any questions you have and look forward to hearing from you.

Want to get into house sitting in New Zealand? Get in touch with The Housesitting Company today by sending us a message or by giving us a call on 0800 748 837.


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