In 2015 I returned to the U.S. after spending a year in Australia on a Working Holiday visa. I was able to house-sit for a lovely couple in South Australia while they took a 7 week vacation to Europe. I also assisted in the maintenance and care of another home in S.A. as well, but not through this . The working-holiday visa in Australia was a great opportunity to try some new things (reception work, hospitality, waitressing, scuba diving, surfing, etc.) and I met so many lovely people. I'm very neat, clean, & organised, and do not smoke, so your house will be in mint condition when you return. Growing up we always had a large garden and a dog, and occasionally some cows or horses, so I've had some experience in those areas. I have a drivers license, but have really only ever driven automatic cars (I have a bit of experience with manuals, but am not very confident driving them). I'm moving to New Zealand in March of 2018 to do another Working Holiday before I turn 30 next year and no longer qualify for the visa. I've got one house sit booked and am open to any other opportunities.
My love for travel has taken me to many wonderful places during my young life and I still have many on my list to discover. I studied abroad in Italy right out of high school and fell all the more in love with seeing new places and meeting new people. During fall break I was able to return to Paris and also explore some of England & Ireland. The following year I returned to Japan, where I lived for about four months (mostly teaching English) before returning home once again. After that it was short trips overseas when I could get the vacation time from work (Czech Republic, Germany, Thailand, Panama, etc). Other than traveling, I love to read and scrapbook, and I love being active (volleyball, swimming, hiking, walking, biking, etc.). I'm trying to teach myself Spanish in my spare time, so that's been interesting. Attributes friends use to describe me are: conscientious, organized, fun-spirited, disciplined, honest, and truthful with a strong work ethic.