We are a mature couple with two grown sons looking for the extended travel experience of actually living in the area. We have gone the hotel route,but want to get the real feel. My husband & I have been home owners for thirty years, so we would respect your property as we would want someone to respect ours.
We are very interested in housesitting in France. We lived in the Parisian suburbs (Le Pecq) and in centrally located San Junien, close to Limoges,for three years during the 90's and would very much like to go back. Since we were residents and not just tourists, we are familiar with French life, adequately speak the language and respect their customs.
My husband's work took us there and we would love to return, but have not been afforded the opportunity. It would be a more rewarding trip for us if we could housesit instead of staying in hotels.
We love animals! We have always had a dog. Our first "child" was a German Shepherd named Duke and our poodle, Fluffy, lived with us for seventeen plus years ( 3 of those being in France - lucky dog!). We lost our beloved black lab,Buster, after over 14 wonderful years. We now have a 14 year old yellow lab,Yeller (Yes, our son named her after Old Yeller.), a 14 year old tuxedo lap cat, Oreo, and a 6 year old rescued cat,Parker, that is very entertaining! They are part of our family!
Just recently, my husband came upon a box of abandoned 3 week old kittens (there were 4 of them), so he brought them home and I bottle fed them and they grew and flourished! Although it was hard to let them go, we were able to find two good homes where they will live. Also, each family took two kittens, so they were all able to still have a sister to grow up with.
Once again, we are mature responsible homeowners who would treat your home as if it as our own.
Thank you for your consideration!
P.S. I joke that one of the main reasons I have stayed married to my husband so long is that he can fix anything, so that would be a bonus for you!