We are a retired couple from Tasmania, Australia. Liisa 60 & David 66, we are both healthy, active & non smokers
Before retiring in 2005 we owned and operated our own business, employing 9 people, the business was successful, well known and respected in the community, but.. we decided it was time to see Australia & the world. We enjoy travel & have travelled extensively. House swapping was our first foray into living in other owner’s homes; this was a great way to holiday. We started house sitting at the suggestion of a friend, that was 3 years ago, we have been on the go ever since. We absolutely love doing what we do, neither of us ever imagined after 3 years we would still be here house sitting, it’s our plan to continue for another 3 or 4 year
HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE
To date (Jan we have completed house sits in Australia (15), Sweden, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Fiji, a small resort, United kingdom, Greece, Switzerland, a bed & breakfast, France, Canada, USA and Ireland!
properties we have cared for...
Homes, waterfront properties, condos, 2 working properties with cattle (60 head) up to acres/65 hectares & one smaller (hobby) farm. A small Fijian resort, Swiss bed and breakfast, even a yacht!
Dogs, large & small, working cattle dogs, cats, birds, fighting fish, gold fish, ducks, chickens, guinea fowl, pigeons & cattle. We have fond memories of all our animal friends. In north Queensland we had 5 new arrivals, calves & 1 owes its existence to Liisa’s dedication & persistence in getting it to feed on the bottle, much to the mums’ angst! I have no hesitation is saying all homeowners have been delighted with our care of their much loved pets.
WHAT WE PROMISE
Honesty, respect for your privacy and property. As we are homeowners too, we understand the importance of maintaining the property to your standards. If we commit to your house sit we will honour that commitment, regular up-dates by , phone or if you have this facility. Collection of mail, payment of any accounts that become payable, I can also do some maintenance work if required. Your pets will be well- cared for. We will not do anything without your prior permission. Any damaged goods will be repaired or replaced at our expenses, accidents can happen.
Can supply references, & phone numbers on request, I have attached 1 reference below , the names etc have been removed to protect the privacy of the individual, but I can supply their names & details should you want to contact them. I am also happy to phone you should you want to talk to us. Other references are available.
We are free to travel anywhere in the world, so don’t hesitate enquiring as to our availability, we will do all the research prior to making a commitment into entry requirements, length of stay allowed & any other issues that arise.
How about inviting us to your country? We want to come! We do not charge a fee we come FREE!
Liisa & David
To whom it may concern
My wife and I recently obtained the services of professional house sitters, David and Liisa Dart to caretake our 160 acre property at Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. We were travelling overseas on business for one month and relied on David and Liisa to look after our property, take care of our 2 working kelpie dogs and maintain our 70 head of Brangus cattle. All of this they did in admirable fashion.
Even though they had had little experience in animal husbandry, they willing took on this part of the house sit and managed the breeding herd as though they had been on working properties all their lives. Upon our return it was a pleasure to find the house and property extremely well maintained with a high level of care and respect.
We would highly recommend them as professional and responsible house sitters and we would dearly love to have David and Liisa return to look after our house and property again in the future.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on the telephone numbers below.