Quick summary of experience: long term or short term sits; all pet care; luxury property care; off-grid and eco-properties; solar, pools and garden maintenance; remote living. UK and Australian Citizenship. Non-smokers.
For a number of years house sitting has been a way of life for us. We have purposely organized our lives so that we can work from anywhere, as long as we have an internet connection.
We live an active location independent lifestyle, working remotely as online English teachers, and we also publish the FREE digital House Sitting Magazine.
Our other job is of course house and pet sitting - something we enjoy tremendously.
Why we want to house sit:
Our semi-retired lifestyle allows us to travel and immerse ourselves in different cultures around the world. We also get great satisfaction from inspiring others as we journey through this exciting phase of our lives. House sitting is a part of our long term lifestyle solution.
However, we love animals and we miss having pets around us and so we particularly enjoy this aspect of house sitting. We also hope that we can help by allowing you to enjoy your travel adventures without any stress or worries. We provide a professional house and pet sitting service all the time you are away. You'll get status reports as regularly as you require and also pictures and updates to provide as much reassurance as you need.
What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience:
We are a happy, relaxed and positively motivated couple and your pets will love having us around to play with!
We're comfortable with all types and sizes of dogs and love long walks and cuddles. Ian has cared for and trained a team of 20 Alaskan Huskies! Sadly our nomadic lifestyle means we can’t have pets of our own anymore, so house sitting provides a perfect opportunity for us to “adopt” a pet or two as we circumnavigate the globe!
We used to own a small (very small) island with an off-grid property close to the coast of Panama and we ourselves often used house sitters to look after our home. So we have extensive experience not only as house sitters but also as home owners.
We have both owned properties and handled maintenance and renovation projects in countries such as Panama, Spain, France, Australia, Canada and the UK. We speak OK Spanish and enough French to get by.
We know how to manage and deal with the problems of off-grid properties in remote locations and how to look after luxury residences with pools and land.
We have our own blog "LongTermHouseSitters", where you can view our skills and abilities in more detail. You'll also find our excellent references.
This will give you a greater insight into us as a couple and answer many of the questions you may have about us.
Want to know even more?
As mentioned we have excellent references, but we can also direct you to a number of online resources that will further verify our credentials.
When we lived on the island we were featured in a UK documentary: “Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild”. We can send you a link to this or you'll find it on our house sitting blog.
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We hope you've enjoyed our introduction and we'd love the opportunity to look after your home and pets soon!