My friend and I are retired professionals who enjoy travelling and living in other countries. We have each had positive experiences housesitting. We have travelled extensively and have lived in other countries, such as Norway, China, Japan, UK, Ecuador. As we are both homeowners, we understand the responsibilities of maintaining a home, taking care of pets, and caring for property. Since our individual housesits have been so positive, we are 'teaming up' hoping to enjoy these experiences twice as much! We have lived abroad for extensive periods of time, and our preference is for long-term housesits, particularly in Europe and the UK. Non-smokers. Excellent references are available.