We are an active, non-smoking, retired professional couple looking for an opportunity to care for your house, pets, and garden as if they were our own. We love animals and enjoy their company and caring for them. We are looking for a housesitting position in any location and duration. Prior to our retirement in 2007, we worked for 30+ years as information technology consultants. Our housesitting/petsitting experiences include: - 12 months in Oceano, CA April 2012 - March 2013; - 7 months in Apple Valley CA April - Oct 2011; - 5 1/2 weeks in Chapala, Mexico June - Aug 2010; - 3 weeks in Chester, England Dec 2009 - Jan 2010; - 6 weeks in Merida, Mexico in May - June 2009; - 2 1/2 months in Kalavrita, Greece in 2008; - 2 months in La Palma, Canary Islands in 2008; - 6 months in western Scotland in 2007. Prior to housesitting, we lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden for one year. This experience "sparked" our desire to travel and seek housesitting opportunities. By traveling and housesitting, we enhance our appreciation and understanding of different countries and cultures. We also get the chance to learn new languages. When we travel, we always make every effort to "blend in" with the local community. We owned and maintained our own home and property for over twenty years and take the responsibility of caring for a home very seriously. We are very flexible and resourceful and can handle any situation that may arise. We follow the philosophy that the exchange for a great place to stay is compensation enough. We would never ask for or expect payment for housesitting. We can provide personal and professional references.