We are a quiet, non-smoking, dependable and honest retired couple, used to a simple life on the island of St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (where residents are called Cruzans). We have the flexibility but not the funds to travel as we'd like, so welcome the chance to visit new parts of the world via housesitting. My husband (he really is Jack!) is a true Jack of all trades, so most likely you will return to find some of those annoying small projects or repairs completed.
After a long career in the hospitality industry, I had my own wedding business for several years. My strong "nesting instinct" lets me settle in anywhere, and take care of your home as if it were my own.
We are both avid gardeners and experienced with pets. Our older daughter is now a veterinarian, so during her growing up years there was a constant stream of animals - even a mongoose. We've cared for the usual array of cats and dogs, as well as chickens, tortoises, and cows. Excellent references available on request, from France, Belgium, Wales, Portugal, Scotland, England, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and US. We've been called the "Housesitters from Heaven."
We like to walk, dogs welcome, and do some sightseeing, but often return for an afternoon nap, rarely go out at night, so plenty of play and lap time for kitties.
We prefer to walk or use public transportation; longer sits due to travel costs; and do cold weather only if you have a good heating system!
We appreciate your consideration, and are available via email or video, as gypsyhirsts, should you like a chat. Thanks for reading, and letting us know your decision.