I am a youthful and active retiree who travels a great deal. It's my passion in life.
I love the opportunity housesitting provides to have a base and a place I can care for like my own and also to live as a local. As a traveller (and, more recently, an itinerant) it's not practical for me (or fair for the animals) to have pets, so being able to "borrow" one or two from time to time is a happy compromise.
I enjoy both the cultural life that cities offer but also the joy of outdoor living - beaches, mountains, rainforests - and the peacefulness of smaller places. Quiet time is important to me. I'm not afraid of being alone.