Hi there! I am a neat and clean, non-smoking, retired clinical social worker, who will give your home or vacation spot tender loving care in exchange for a peaceful abode while writing and looking for land upon which to build my dream. As a therapist and clinical social worker, I have spent my entire life being entrusted with people's deepest wounds and darkest secrets. I have worked with dying patients and persons who were seriously mentally ill. I have worked with vulnerable populations and held fragile lives in my hands. In the same way that I valued each and every one, I promise to value your home, your land, and your precious pets and plants.
You need never worry about your property when there is a mature, responsible presence there. I offer an array of long and short-term services from housesitting vacant homes in need of security to more actively caring for land, gardens and critters. I have experience in property management, house sitting, and home ownership. I understand the investment at stake in our homes, vacation cottages -- and even apartments -- in terms of time, sweat, finances, and emotional attachments. I have training in property management, gardening, tree and vine pruning, as well as hiring and working with out-sourced help. I have many excellent references -- And animals love me!
I am currently seeking longer-term situations for the winter of 2020. In the winter, my home base is San Diego so anything in the southwest would be super but I'll travel far for interesting, long-term assignments. Am currently very interested in positions in Mexico, Central or South America, Europe, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Thailand, and Ecuador.
Availability dependent on location. I will be happy to take shorter-term (1 day or more) local assignments -- pet walking, garden care, etc. -- for vacationers for a daily fee. Longer term gigs are always free.
Wishing you abundant peace and prosperity in the Now,