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SeniorSitters offer 
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New Zealand 
Seniors Cards and of similar cards in many
other countries.

SeniorSitters Free Membership link to HouseCarers

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How would you like to spend three months in a French chateau


  Then read on...

— For just $55 a year, membership of SeniorSitters and our associate HouseCarers opens up a world of
FREE, yes FREE, accommodation — nationwide or worldwide —
it's up to you.

How does it work and what's the catch?

How it Works

Housesitting couldn't be simpler: A housesitter cares for the owner's house and pets, if any, while the owner is absent for whatever reason. This means the owner enjoys the peace of mind of knowing that the house is being lived in (itself the most effective form of security) and any pets cared for. In return for accepting these responsibilities, the sitter enjoys free accommodation for the duration of the owner's absence, or whatever other period is agreed to. This may be as brief as a few days, or several months. Even housesits in excess of a year are not unknown.

What's the Catch?

There's none really. From the Owner's viewpoint, it’s easy to gain the peace of mind available from having your home looked after by a mature Housesitter member of SeniorSitters. Furthermore, it’s free! From the housesitter's viewpoint it's a wonderful opportunity to see new places and make new friends, and it's all free!

All the sitter need pay for is food, local transport and getting to and from the housesit. (Occasionally the owner will require payment for local utilities, phone, etc, although, in our experience this is exceptional in the case of more mature sitters, such as SeniorSitters members.

In short, therefore, SeniorSitters opens up an exciting world of opportunities provided by housesitting, showing how you can broaden your horizons — and save money too!

How do we find these free holidays?

Listings are on our associated website, HouseCarers.com, where you can browse opportunities available in your own city, state, country - or worldwide. However, while you can see what's available, you are only able to contact homeowners when you have paid the HouseCarers low annual membership fee of just $55 - which provides WORLDWIDE access! And, as a SeniorSitters member you get a 10% discount of this already low fee.

To get started, just click on the link below

Did you know?...

In the past year, opportunities have been available in no fewer than 65 countries. (See their flags below)

The most recent to offer housesitting opportunities is Barbados,
while our latest Featured Opportunities are for a family and a couple in a French Chateau

 Click on the flag below to go to the French Tourism website


Gardeners and handy couple welcomed with their family in Poitou

House Sitter Needed for VienneChateau

Location: Chatellerault, Thuré, Vienne, Poitou
Availability: May 1,2015 For 3 months and more | Long Term

Two Opportunities — Please read carefully before applying

No 1      Family with children Wanted ! 3 months Start Date: May the 1st, 2015 (or before) Accommodation comprises: 2/3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom farmhouse with private garden FAMILY PLEASE FOR THE FARMHOUSE !

No 2      Couple with no children wanted for the gate Cottage ! 3 months Start Date : May the 1st, 2015 (or before) Accommodation comprises : 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom gate cottage with small private garden COUPLE PLEASE FOR THE GATE COTTAGE !

We live in a beautiful post Renaissance style Castle in a remarkably good condition, situated between Tours and Poitiers, a region famed for its history and beauty. The Chateau operates as a family home. The grounds consist of a small woodland area, with paths for nature walks and abundant wildlife, a swimming pool (not heated,) barns welcoming weddings and receptions, a greenhouse, ample lawn areas, a two-bedroom farmhouse with its own garden available for an English speaking family of house-sitters and the single bedroom gate cottage also available for a couple of English speaking house-sitters.

THE 2/3 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IS SET ON THE EDGE OF THE WOODLAND AREA AND VERY PRIVATE. It is very well equipped and obviously more Human Sized to live in ! We must point out that the two first floor bedrooms are adjoining. The separate lounge on the ground floor has a sofa bed, this easily converts to a third bedroom if required.


The property is located in an idyllic location in France, and is only 700 meters away from the nearest village with bakery, bar, post-office, library and an itinerant service of butcher, fish merchant, pizza maker and grocery, (each of them twice weekly.) The village also has a Catholic Church with services every Sunday.

The nearest large town is less than 5km away and features a mainline high-speed train connection (TGV.) We are only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Paris by train. We are also close to all the castles of the Loire Valley as well as many local attractions. Futuroscope Park, Golf, Trekking, Horse Riding, Bicycle Tracks, Hot air Balloon, Lake Sailing and many more.

Our ideal couples : · are physically very fit and active · Have a relaxed ‘Can-Do’ attitude and plenty of initiative · Sense of Humour · Enjoy the challenges of gardening and being part of a team . Can use tractors or chainsaws · Have a keen interest in France · Love the outdoors . Love dogs · Get along with each other and enjoy working together · Each should have clean driving licences, and no criminal history (may be checked) · Also, moderate drinking habits only

Ideally the family have children matching in age with ours !

If arriving without a car, a small (manual) insured car can be provided for those with clean driving records. All efforts are made to ensure that our housecarers are comfortable, happy and are enjoying the delights of France. If one has any particular skills or talents, either artistic or practical, we definitely encourage any creativity.

Utilities are provided by us (including wifi).

We are looking for couples who like to be active in the garden and can be part of our current projects : trimming, pruning, mowing, painting, etc... feeding the dog and closing the gate at night.

We have two kids (12 and 9) who love speaking English and always want to improve their skills. They'd love to spend a moment every day speaking English to keep on practising informally

We also have a lovely outdoor dog (almost 3 yo) called Havane who will need love while we are away (not very often though). She is a Beauce'Shepperd or "Bas-rouge".

contact for more info

House Sit Pictures from VienneChateau

Click here for details from our associate site, HouseCarers.com


Click on the flag to go to the official French Tourism website

You need a holiday — but are worried about home security, garden, pets, and so on...


You're over 50 and want to have Great Holidays — and save money too

... either way, you're in the right place!

SeniorSitters provides links to enable Homeowners to offer housesitting opportunities specifically to active, mature Housesitters aged 50 and over.   

The housesitting site of SeniorSitters affiliate, HouseCarers.Com, is the Best on the Web, and SeniorSitters members receive a full 10% discount off  the already low HouseCarers access fee, exclusive to SeniorSitters members.

And, best of all, SeniorSitters membership is Free! 
SeniorSitters Free Membership link


In the past year, through SeniorSitters and our associate, HouseCarers, housesitting opportunities have been offered in no fewer than
65 countries

represented below by their flags...
How many do you recognise?

 Click on any flag to go that country's official tourism website

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