We are a fit and healthy (non smoking) Australian couple in our mid fifties; our children have now all left home and we are now ready for our big adventure travelling the world. We have done quite a bit of travelling in the past few years, mainly to South East Asia, but also to the USA and Europe.
In mid 2013 we housesat a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy. We cared for the owner's lovely dog and cat, and large garden and pool. The maintenance included lawn mowing, strimming and hedge trimming, as well as cleaning and readying the downstairs apartment for an upcoming booking. We also took the dog for long daily walks. We have also previously house sat for family members many times before, most recently looking after my mother's house and her beautiful Himalayan cat for a few weeks.
This year, 2016, we are interested in house sitting again in Europe, in the UK, Italy, Ireland, France, Spain among many others. Lauri is from an Italian background and can speak Italian. However we would be open to looking at any wonderful housesit opportunity.
We would love to housesit as we are very keen to experience the real life and culture of the places we are visiting. We love to relax, but holidays just lying on the beach somewhere are not for us, as we also love to get out to more remote, out of the way places, and get to know the locals. On our recent holidays we have tried to avoid the big flash hotels and stayed in quieter places, and even trekked and stayed in home stays in places such as Vietnam. We have our own lovely home, so we are very used to the maintenance home ownership requires.As long time home owners and also as a rental property owner, we are experienced in dealing with any maintenance issues that come up.
We also have our beautiful large dog, a German Shepherd x Malamute, Mischa, who is one of the family. She will be cared for by our family members while we are away. Although our garden is not huge, we take great pride in it. We have a Balinese influenced garden, inspired by our travels there. We have had a lot of experience with many animals as we lived for ten years on twenty acres, where we not only had dogs, cats, and chickens, but also cattle and a couple of horses. We loved living the country life and caring for the animals.
We are a very energetic, easy going couple, love to walk everyday with our dog, and love life. We have experience with all kinds of maintenance issues and Lauri is mechanically minded, so can turn our hands at most things that need attention. We love to travel, meet new people, and enjoy pets so house sitting seems like a perfect fit for us. You can relax while away, knowing your property, pets and garden will be in good hands. We have Police checks and references available. We would be delighted to hear from you. Cheers, Lauri and Pam