Professional female with background in media, writing, and the arts. Weary of the rat race of the Northeast Corridor, looking for new places to explore, even a new place to call home, leaving options open if short term sitting/caretaking turns into longer term, and housesitting for the joy of travel would be great, too! Current income is portable. Previous housesitting and real estate experience. Professional/personal references happily provided.
No children, no pets of my own right now, live quietly, reliable late-model vehicle. My first language is English, and though I wish I were multilingual, I can only claim to be able to muddle through Spanish and French for cooking or travel. FYI, I carry a U.S. passport, a valid driver's license, and U.S. Social Security card.
Notoriously clean and tidy, and highly capable. Seasoned homeowner. Know household systems well enough to manage anything that might arise and with enough common sense to know when to call a professional. Conscious of the vicissitudes of the changing seasons, and all related maintenance and security issues. Appreciate art, fine furnishings, and a well-kept home.
Careful and organized, remarkably good at keeping track of things for a homeowner, more than capable with lawn/garden, and live with a fairly light footprint. In good health. Substance use is NOT an issue mitted to NON-smoking (and I would probably not be comfortable in a home where smoking is routine).
As an aside... I've found that many homeowners ask about whether I charge for sitting. Essentially, no, I do not. That's not in the primary spirit of HouseCarers. However, if an arrangement were to present itself where there was pay available for extra or extraordinary tasks, I'd be happy to discuss it. Similarly, I do not usually accept sits where the homeowner expects reimbursement for utlities or the favor of staying at the property. I trust that you, as homeowners, are uniquely positioned to determine whether you require that, or whether what you are asking of a sitter warrants compensation.
That said, this world of housesitting operates in no small part on instinct, and between us, we'll know whether we have a good "fit." Then, when a sit is lengthy or complicated, I'm happy to complete a shared sitting agreement, if that works for you.
Looking forward to talking with you!