THE TRAVEL STARTUP THAT EVICTED THE HOUSE-SITTER

THE TRAVEL STARTUP THAT EVICTED THE HOUSE-SITTER

YOU'VE used Expedia to book the flights, AirBnB to find accommodation, and Uber to get around in the new city and now one woman has added another start-up to the travel essentials category; making sure your home is safe while you're away.

My Home Watch, the brainchild of Adelaide's Natasha Morgan (pictured), is an on-demand service which acts as a house sitter while you're away, without reluctantly enlisting the help of relatives or friends.

More than just a security system, the certified My Home Watch crew does everything a house-sitter would apart from sleeping over; from putting out the bins and looking after your pets, to restocking the fridge and cleaning the house for your return.

The My Home Watch system, partnered with NetGear and Arlo Pro security, also provides live reports with photos attached to maximise peace of mind while you travel to any global destination.

According to Morgan, not everybody wants a house-sitter to come to their house and sleep in their bed.

She says there is a need for a professional service who will come in and take care of things in a less intrusive way.

We spoke to Morgan about the service, plans for expansion, and her tips for success.

What inspired you to start the Company?








What gap in the market does My Home Watch fill?






So it's almost like a security service combined with house sitting in equal parts?




What challenges did you face when starting up the company?




What are your plans for the future?







What tips do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?







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