NB: For last minute and short-term sits - Europe only please. For everywhere else, give me at least 8 weeks notice. Thank you! :-)
Creative, multi-lingual, non-smoker. Good with pets, plants, and taking care of your home.
Currently available short-term. Long-term visits (21 days upwards) depend on the housesit and advance notice. For short or long-term housesits, I prefer to be contacted four (4) to eight (8) weeks before the start of any planned visit in order to check details, organise my diary and arrange transport.
Responsible, adaptable, with plenty of useful experience. Lots of satisfied owners. References are certainly available. Often invited back and have been recommended to friends and family.
Some examples of previous housesits: 3 months caretaking a retreat house in the Scottish Highlands; 1 month house-sitting a private French property; 3 months in Somerset; 1 week in Brighton. All involving home, pet and plant care.
I am also familiar with the care of animals with specific needs, e.g. taking medication, and have taken care of a cat requiring daily insulin shots, over multiple housesits in the last 8 years.
Aside from exploring new places, I often use my time away to do research or write, thus I require a quiet spot in the home with a broadband/wifi internet connection, ideally.
I am visited occasionally by my partner or a family member during a stay. This depends on the location and duration of the house-sit, the homeowner's preference and, primarily, if I want human company!
This is discussed in advance and, where appropriate, I introduce the parties before the housesit begins.
If interested in discussing a housesit opportunity, please providing your contact information. I can call you back and/or arrange to meet in advance of your departure, depending on your location.
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For my own peace of mind, I do like to have some proof of identity and address, especially if I am unable to visit prior to the housesit date.
Thank you for your interest.
Wishing you safe and happy travels.
PS: Please take a look at the photo gallery to see some of my clients!