We originally used HouseCarers to find sitters for our home & pets, so we know what it is like to have someone else in our home while we were away: we strive to be the house-sitters we would want for ourselves.
We have done many sits now (via this site and also two others) in British Columbia, Alberta, Ireland, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. And we have been asked back to do repeat sits in Canada, France, and the UK!
Happily we've gotten lovely references from all of them (via various "sit" sites: refs and contacts avail upon request).
Our goal when we set out was just to explore without agenda. Our hope was to do 33% of our travels as sits and that has made it possible for us to get to know areas of Europe and the British Isles intimately.
We are tidy, responsible, self-reliant and experienced long-time home owners. We have renovated bathrooms & kitchens, done lots of DIY projects, love gardening, and have had dogs, cats, turtles, fish, birds, horses, rabbits as pets so we are comfortable with lots of critters! Thus far we have house sat homes with small dogs, large dogs, cats, horses, and chickens.
As experienced DIY'ers, we know how to deal with any surprises that might come up. You want peace of mind to enjoy your trip and of course we would alert you about anything significant, but small things will just get taken care.
Why are we doing this? Well, we decided to take a sabbatical from our careers to explore the world now that our three kids have graduated university, and made us "empty-nesters."
We hope you will join us for a chat by , Messenger, Zoom to get to know us better. You can also get to know us via or (just ask for our profile info) and read 15 years of Alba's reviews of our travels on Trip Advisor under username ASASG_7.
Both of us have owned & driven all kinds of vehicles, manual and automatic, sports cars, sedans, trucks, outboard motorboats, sailboats, and canoes. And we've driven in many countries (including Canada, the USA, the UK, Ireland, USA, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany). If you have a vehicle available to us, we'll treat it with great care.
We'd love to take care of your home & pets so we can have the opportunity of experiencing your part of the world like a local. Looking forward to hearing from you. - Mike & Alba