We are Carole Anne and Clair Hochstetler - a mature American couple ages 66 and 60 - who have been providing peace of mind and loving care for pets, plants, and homes for six years in about 35 different neighbourhoods in the Canberra area while their owners travel, offering our own expertise and care in exchange for the accommodation. With no money involved it's a win/win for both parties!
We are smoke-free and very tidy with professional skills, plenty of experience, and a number of repeat assignments among a growing band of happy home and pet owners of dogs, cats, birds, and fish.
Your home will definitely be left at least as clean as we found it - often even better! We can supply many references, all of whom can vouch for that.
We moved to Australia from the Great Lakes area of the USA in June 2008, so Carole Anne could get together more often with her sister who lives in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.
Clair is the full-time manager of the Pastoral Care Department at the Canberra Hospital; Carole Anne is a retired realtor. It`s just the two of us since our children are grown and on their own, back in America.
Imagine going on holiday not having a care in the world, free to enjoy your trip to its fullest extent, then coming home to find your gardens looking lovely, your pets relaxed and happy, and your home looking as neat and tidy as if the maid just came through. This is the experience we offer you: Peace of Mind At Home.