We are a 'young' retired couple in our mid-sixties. Steve retired from Defence after 35 years service, and Diana is a retired Executive Assistant.
We are keen photographers and love the bush. We love to travel and explore all areas of Australia throughout the year now that we no longer have children or pets at home.
We were active volunteers at the local information centre for five years, assisting other interesting travellers with local, State, and Interstate information. We also undertook volunteer caretaking duties at a Queensland National Park for five or six weeks every year. We were involved with both volunteer programs between 2009 and 2016.
Our six children have grown and flown the coup and it is now "our time" to enjoy life to the full.
We have lived on, and maintained our acre of land since 2000. Steve is an "ex" farm boy and very capable of completing handyman jobs around the home and garden. Our own 4-bedroom home has an inground saltwater pool, so pool maintenance is no problem. We are pet-friendly and have enjoyed the company of both small and large dogs as well as cats, chooks, and ducks on previous house sits.
In addition to our annual care-taking at the National Park, our previous housesits include
Tanawha, Qld - King Charles Spaniel, inground pool, 2 acres
Mareeba, Qld -5 acres - 2018
Moresby, Qld - 11 acres - 2017. Cat, fish, inground pool.
Blacks Beach, Mackay, Qld - 2016. German Shepherd.
Peregian Springs, Qld - 2016, 2018, 2019. Inground pool, plants
Albany, WA - 7 acres - 2015. Jack Russell X, moggie, chooks, ducks
Gordon, Tasmania - 5 acres - 2013 & 2014. Jack Russell & 200 roses, fruit trees, veg garden
Eumundi, Qld -3 acres - 2014. Poodle, inground pool
Gold coast - suburban block, 5 days 2009.
Referees can be provided on request.