• The Housesitting Couple

    The Housesitting Couple

  • Professional housesitters

    Professional housesitters

    Taking care of your space

  • Housesitting Internationally

    Housesitting Internationally

    Available from September 2013

  • Spic and span

    Spic and span

    Like you never left

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Travel knowing that your house, garden and beloved pets are in good hands and waiting to welcome you home on your return.



Cats, dogs, chickens, vegetables, boats, hot water systems and more - we've taken care of everything including the kitchen sink.

Healthy & Happy Pets

Healthy & Happy Pets

We strive to make sure your pets get the love and attention they deserve while sticking to your rules.

Safe & Secure

Safe & Secure

Rest assured that someone is home and everything will be right where you left it when you walk back in the door.

Professional Adult Couple

Professional Adult Couple

Responsible, capable and adaptable. So whether your cat only has three legs or the plumbing springs a leak we will take care of things almost as if you were there.

Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond

We are contactable 24 hours a day, will forward mail, take messages, restock your groceries and more!

References// from our happy clients

“We were so thrilled with our experience of having Lisa and Nathan take care of our home and our precious cat Vitchy while we were in Europe for 3 weeks. The whole process was so well organized and implemented which left us to enjoy our vacation stress free. We returned to a beautifully cleaned home and a very happy cat. Lisa even bought Vitchy a new comb which she loves. We would no hesitation in having Lisa and Nathan house sit again for us and would highly recommend their service.”

Clare T
Orange County, USA

“Our experience with Lisa and Nathan was our first time using a housesitting service. It was absolutely perfect! Lisa and Nathan were very easygoing and made us both feel at ease leaving our home and cat in such capable people.

We have a vicious old cat who hates strangers, so you can imagine that we were nervous to have someone else in the house! Lisa immediately put my mind at ease and she seemed to understand our special-needs kitty right from the start, it was such a relief!

Lisa was patient and thoughtful – even giving us updates while we were away assuring us that the cat was doing well. This personal touch was something that we really appreciated.

After a week away from home, we arrived to a sparkling clean home, freshly laundered sheets and a very happy kitty. Lisa and Nathan, thank you both for doing such a great job and being so easy to work with – we hope we can call on you again!”

Heather H, Alexa H and Buttercup
Ottawa, Canada

Lisa worked on our farm in 2012 and lived at our house for seven months. She was organized, super clean, considerate, and very helpful around the house. She was very responsible and trustworthy. She drove our car, represented our business, and even ran our farm for a few days when our first baby was born!
I would highly recommend her as a housesitter and/or housemate.

Leela R
Chelsea, Canada

“Nathan and Lisa housesat for us several times over the spring/summer/fall of 2012. They were reliable and trustworthy and took good care of our house and pets. We have 3 cats, one of which was a recent stray and consequently a little aggressive. They took excellent care of all of the cats, so much so that they barely noticed we were gone! Furthermore, the house was always immaculate when we returned. In all, the highest recommendation possible.”

Barb S and Charlie, Tabs & Ronnie
Wakefield, Canada

“It was very thoughtful of you to make us dinner for the night we arrived back. I thought you all took great care of the house and definitely I was able to be away and not worry – which was huge. Thank you.”

Lisa M and Milkshake
Vancouver, Canada

Additional reference contact details available on request (we are waiting for a few clients to get back to us). We can also provide a copy of our police checks.

About// a most excellent house sitting duo & their skills


Who: Lisa (32) and Nathan (29) an Australian couple
Where: We consider house sitting assignments world wide.
When: We are available from January 2014.
What: Long term house sitting posts of 3 months or more.
How: Contact us now – we’ll get back to you in less than 24 hours.
Extras: Dog and cat sitting, garden and house maintenance are all part of our international housesitting service.

Who are we?

Hi there, we are Lisa and Nathan, a non smoking, professional couple from Australia. Nathan, a qualified engineer, is the Director of Hunted Hive Web Studio, and is actively involved with several business startups. Lisa, while on sabbatical from her work as project manager with an engineering consultancy in Australia, provides support for Hunted Hive Web Studio while pursuing a long-term interest in sustainable agriculture.

Dog sittingWe both love animals however our current lifestyle does not allow us to have our own pets; house and pet sitting gives us an opportunity to love and care for yours as our own. We are active and healthy people who enjoy spending time outdoors and welcome canine companions when walking and hiking. Both of us grew up with a multitude of pets, and have cared for dogs, cats, chickens and fish in the past.

Lisa loves gardening with a penchant for growing organic fruit and vegetables and has volunteered on permaculture projects in Thailand and Australia as well as completing a 6 month internship on an organic farm in Canada.

We enjoy travelling and for the past couple of years have been able to incorporate exploring new parts of the world into our remote work schedule. Although we are quite young (29/32) compared to some housesitters out there, we have a mature outlook and friendly demeanour. We’re confident you’d really like us! Why not have us call you, to touch base?

Where we can housesit

We will consider long term house sitting assignments just about anywhere (due to our work we do need internet access). We are already abroad and have no hesitation travelling to our next house or pet sitting post. Nathan dreams of one day housesitting in San Francisco while Lisa likes more tropical climates but no matter where you are, if you need reliable and trustworthy housesitters feel free to get in touch.

What we offer as house sitters

Garden maintenanceWe don’t just house sit (unless that’s your request) and really take pride in going the extra mile, treating homes with the care and respect they deserve. We understand the importance of being able to travel with peace of mind and strive to leave any house we take care of in a better condition than when we arrived. Although we prefer long term placements (3 months or more) we are happy to do shorter stints if we are in the area. Some of the tasks that we consider part of our house and pet sitting services are listed below; this is not an exhaustive list.

House Sitters

  • Treat your house as the precious home it is
  • Look after your garden – weeding, watering, mowing etc
  • Water houseplants
  • Take messages
  • Collect and forward mail
  • Manage contractors if required (typically only in emergencies)
  • Give you regular updates
  • Pool maintenance (if you have a pool)

Dog Sitters

  • Take loving care of your dog
  • Keeping their usual schedule
  • Daily walks
  • Dog washing as needed
  • Playtime on a regular basis
  • Sticking to whatever dietary regime you have in place
  • Tasty dog treats when the occasion is right
  • Making sure your dog is happy and healthy

Cat Sitters

  • Loving your cat as if it were our own
  • Maintaining a normal routine
  • Giving them the affection, pats and treats they deserve
  • Regular brushing
  • Cleaning kitty trays and replacing kitty litter
  • Keeping your cat fed and watered

The housesitting couple

Nathan Keilar
Hunted HiveFacebookTwitter

Nathan Keilar // Web Developer

Loving life

Lisa Chin

Lisa Chin // Project Manager

Treading lightly

Contact// get in touch with trusted and professional housesitters

Call us

Call us

+61 (0) 7 3040 3065 OR +1 914 303 9791

Email Addresses

Email Addresses

nathank [at] huntedhive.com OR chinlisam [at] gmail.com

Current Location

Current Location

Melbourne, Australia

House/Pet Sitting Query

Please note: We have accepted a pet sitting assignment in Southern California until mid-september and will be available for house sitting in San Francisco for a month after that. We are returning to Australia at the end of the year and will be available there for long term house sits again as of January 2014.

If you are looking for a house sitter during this time, try some of our partners.