We are Carole Anne (67 - retired) and Clair Hochstetler (61 - working) a mature American couple who have provided peace of mind and loving care for pets, gardens, and homes continuously for seven years in over 40 neighborhoods in Canberra, the capital city of Australia while Clair managed the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care department of the main public hospital of that city. We were primarily motivated to move to Australia from the Great Lakes area of the USA in June of 2008 so that Carole Anne could get together more often with her sister and brother-in-law who live in that country.
Meanwhile, over the past five years three grandchildren got born in Chicago so we are currently housesitting and caring for two dogs in Naperville Illinois, nearby, to get better relationships established with these special little people and some other extended family members during the summer of 2015.
We are both smoke-free and very tidy with professional skills and plenty of housesitting experience, with a number of repeat assignments among a growing band of happy home and pet owners of dogs, cats, birds, and fish. Your home will definitely be left at least as clean as we found it - often even better! We can supply many references. You can also gain a lot more information about us and the details of what we offer by going to our own "Peace of Mind At Home" wordpress site.
Imagine going on holiday not having a care in the world, free to enjoy your trip to its fullest extent, then coming home to find your gardens looking lovely, your pets relaxed and happy, and your home looking as neat and tidy as if the maid just came through. This is the experience we offer you: Peace of Mind At Home. We are happy to ring you to get better acquainted - or have a face-to-face video interview using Skype or FaceTime if you would find that preferable.