Yes, Animal Aunt and yes, you have to pay them too.
Found several couples and singles offering House Sitting on Helpx http://www.helpx.net/
This is just an example;-
Meggan Kaiser Age: 26 couple
John Amory Age: 26
From: United States
Next Destination(s): ?
We are a couple who have recently left Jackson, Wyoming to explore the world. On this "tour," we're setting out to explore food, culture, and new experiences, and have been on the road since April 2012. So far, we've divided our time between volunteering on farms and gardens, house-sitting, and of course seeing the sights! You can check out Meggan's blog, www.chowgypsy.com
, to see our journey thus far. Meggan has a degree in International Business and Spanish, but despite that she really just wants to work with food, and John uses his biology degree to further his passion for scuba diving and the great outdoors. Everywhere we go we try to bring our love and enthusiasm for good food, different cultures, and new experiences. As for what we're looking for with HelpX, Meggan is especially interested in food: whether it's how to grow it or how to cook it, she simply wants to gain a food education all over the world. John has similar interests, but also likes to work with his hands and learn any outdoor skills. We'd both like to learn different construction, restoration, and carpentry skills, and about any general ideas for sustainable living. Skills that we have learned and practiced at the farms we've volunteered include: -milking goats/cheese production -cooking for groups of 10+ -landscape gardening -general gardening (planting, weeding, etc) -animal care (poultry/fowl, cows, goats, horses, dogs, cats, reptiles, etc) -construction -olive picking -bread making -rabbit, goat, duck butchering -house/petsitting Some of our "real world" jobs included: -hotel concierge -all sorts of restaurant work (service and kitchen) -specialty grocer management -specialty foods distribution -ski/hockey instruction -social media/internet marketing
-Le Ferme du Forsdoff, Missilac, France: Helped take care of pigs, sheep, rabbits, and dogs. Also did various tasks with landscape upkeep. http://www.lafermeduforsdoff.com/
-Julius & Joelle, Journiac, France: Helped with kitchen and ornamental gardens, landscaping, some cooking, and fence-building email@example.com
-Nar's Organic, Kerpe, Turkey: Helped with upkeep of large permaculture farm, mostly planting and harvesting vegetables and cooking dinners for 6-12 people per night. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dilys Patten, Lakonia, Greece: House/pet sitting, three weeks. email@example.com