Ask us anything and we will be honest and true! No question is an un-welcomed one.
We like to travel slow, which is why house-sitting is perfect for us. It's a great way to have a stable home and a quiet place to conduct our freelance work, while at the same time we get to see the world, through the "local" perspective and immerse ourselves in new cultures. We are both fluent in Spanish and English and met because we very much like to be inbedded in the community and help people. We met while volunteering for an event.
In the last 4 years we have traveled as volunteers for various organizations in Latin America, which has enabled us to learn Spanish, and gain experience in organic farming, gardening, animal care and sustainable living. We truely believe that slow travel and immersing yourself in "local culture" helps us to grow and learn.
We were living in Nicaragua volunteering at an after school program for poor children, while conducting our freelance work on our free days and were looking to head North.
Luckily we were able to find a house sitting postion on the Yucatan Penninsula in Xcalak, Mexico, a remote fishing village on the South Eastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The house was completely off the grid and we were responsible for maintaining and monitoring the following: the solar panel system and batteries, the backup generator, the rainwater collection system, in ground pool, and garden. We were also caring for their two big Italian Mastif pure breds.
After our house sit in the Yucatan our sitting profession has taken off! We than moved to central Mexico and have sat for over 13 different luxury homes in San Miguel de Allende and would be honored to house-sit for you! Attached are many references from our previous house/ pet sitting gigs.
We have tons of previous experience house-sitting! Every house sit situation has been different and this has enabled us to gain experience sitting many different pets from big Italian Mastiffs to tiny dogs with special needs, to cats, birds, fish etc. We have experience in pet care, watering plants, keeping the house in good order, maintaining a solar system, supervising household helpers (maid, gardener, etc.), keeping the homeowner informed in case of maintenance issues in the house, and provide a secure presence while they are way. We take pride in what we do and if you entrust me with your home and pets, we will treat them as if they were our own with tender care and pay strict adherence to your wishes. We absolutely love animals!