I am an American married to a German and planning on spending the summers and Christmas time in the United States with our daughter. Our house is large by German standards sq feet over 3 floors) and is located in a beautiful suburb of Duesseldorf. Right behind our house is a walking/biking trail that leads into miles of forest trails. We are also walking/bike riding distance from all amenities such as groceries, restaurants, cafes, post offices, etc. By bike it is minutes to the center of town where there is a beautiful pedestrian street (of course with a church built in the 1700's!) full of cafes and shops. It is truly a dream location for someone looking to experience European life first hand! We have 15+ fish (guppies!) depending on the season, but more importantly we have two beautiful cats that demand a lot of attention so I am looking for someone that loves cats since they are the main reason we are looking for a housesitter! There are services here in Germany but I thought before I went that route that perhaps there was someone in the US that wanted to experience Europe and would love to sit for someone that also knew what non-Germans need to know to live here!