I am a photographer/graphic designer and my husband is a consultant. We have traveled almost constantly for the past ten years and love to explore.
I house and farm sat extensively while in college and more recently we have taken care of homes and animals for several people. We are very familiar with the expectations of the job. We are used to being flexible and adapting to new environments quickly. We are equally at home in a totally urban environment as we are in a place miles away from the nearest neighbor. We can live as large or as small as needed. We won't be intimidated by a large property but can also live in a small cottage or studio space. We are mature, stable and reliable. We are also non- smoking and don't do drugs. We are financially stable as well so we aren't looking for house sitting as a way to live cheap, more for the experience of living in a different environment for a period of time.
We are both very fond of animals. We love dogs and cats and I have extensive experience with owning horses and goats (including milking). In the past I've also cared for parrots, sugar gliders, several reptiles and pretty much every type of barnyard creature imaginable. We very much enjoy being around animals of all types and that is something we have missed these past years of traveling.
As former home owners who travel ourselves we understand many of the concerns you may have while being away from home. I am a good gardener and do not mind maintaining plants or gardening. I had my own organic garden for many years and also worked for a plant/yard maintenance company for a summer. My husband is good at lawn maintenance as well.
We look forward to hearing from you. We will consider assignments as short as a few days to as long as several months in the right situation. We'll be happy to answer any questions and discuss options. We have excellent references that are available on request. We would be willing to have background checks and put up a security deposit if required. We would also consider paying utilities on a longer term situation.