Who We Are:
We are a creative professional non-smoking couple in our mid thirties who are tired of the rat race, so we are taking some time to travel Latin America and the world slowly through housesitting. We are highly adaptable, friendly, and responsible. We're big animal lovers, so we are more than happy to care for pets during housesits!
We have been housesitting in various parts of Mexico and Panama this year, and are looking for additional housesits for early 2017.
Our availability is approximately from the beginning of January 2017 and on.
Why We Love Housesitting:
We love pets, but a traveling lifestyle does not allow for us to have our own. We are so happy to get to know and spend time with animals during our housesits, they make the time that much more special! We both grew up with dogs and cats, and miss the companionship and special bond spending time with pets can provide.
We are both able to work from our laptops. I have a travel blog and travel planning business focused on Latin America ( My husband, Justin, is a sound engineer who can work from software on his laptop. We can work from anywhere with a wifi connection and are happy to spend lots of time at the house with the pets during sits.
We love exploring new places. We've both moved around a lot, and find we are happiest when learning about new towns, cultures, and communities. We prefer to stay in a local area (rather than a hotel or hostel) in order to understand what it is really like to live there. Housesitting is the perfect way for us to do that!
We Are Experienced:
We've house and pet sat in a remote mountain region in Nayarit, Mexico earlier this year for one dog and one cat. We loved bonding with the animals during that 3 month period, and feel a special connection to the community as well. The home was very quiet and tranquil, and we carefully planned out our occasional trips to the nearest city to buy supplies and groceries.
We've also sat in a small town outside Oaxaca city in Mexico for 11 dogs and 2 cats! That may seem like a lot, but the animals were wonderful and we loved getting to know each of them. We did daily hikes with the dogs, worked from the home, and occasionally enjoyed the amenities of the nearby city.
We then housesat at a beachside home in the Yucatan peninsula during rainy/hurricane season. We made sure the home was secure and well maintained, as well as doing daily cleaning and maintenance of an in-ground pool.
We are currently house and dog sitting in an apartment in the center of Panama City for one young rescue dog.
We've successfully managed animal illnesses, car repair issues, electricity outages, tricky boilers, rainy season weather, working with household staff, and other things that come up during a housesit. We're great at thinking on our feet, problem solving, and being flexible in developing countries. We're pretty handy people who are good at figuring out how to fix minor problems or contact someone who can help for larger problems or emergencies. I speak intermediate Spanish so can easily speak to locals and manage issues that come up in Latin American countries.
We're excited to see where our next housesitting adventure will lead. We look forward to hearing from you soon!