Hi. Thanks for reading our profile. I hope we can give a clear picture of who we are why we enjoy house sitting so much. We are a professional couple who have recently semi-retired and are now enjoying the opportunity to travel and enjoy different cultures. We are non-smokers and drink very little. We are very handy around the house and would cope with any eventualities, having renovated some pretty old houses over the years and we would love the opportunity to care for your home and pets.
Rob is a retired primary school headteacher and university lecturer and more recently have been working with international education development projects in Malaysian Borneo and in Thailand and Myanmar. Ann has been a self-employed accountant and had her own business for many years and more recently has been the finance manager for an NGO on the Thai/Myanmar border. We've both followed fairly traditional careers, and so it's great that we are now in a position to be able to give a bit back and enjoy the privilege of working in some very different environments.
Having owned our own homes for more than 30 years, we really understand and appreciate how important your home is to you and that it's a big decision to allow strangers into your personal space. We will be aware of this and care for your home and pets with great sensitivity, just as we would hope someone would care for ours. We have always enjoyed gardening and so looking after your garden would be a real bonus for us.
We have been house-sitting for a while now and really enjoy the experience. It provides a really interesting and fulfilling way to enjoy the time between work commitments. We have been working and volunteering for education development projects in some remote and challenging regions for the past four years and find that house sitting gives us a break from work and a lovely way to meet new people in a more relaxing environment.
We have had our own family and our children are now grown up and happily making their own lives here in the UK and abroad, so we can now enjoy the flexibility that all of this brings. We travel quite extensively so we are very independent and resourceful and have become accustomed to moving regularly and so will be happy to come to any part of the world. We enjoy experiencing new cultures and living as part of local communities, and we feel this helps us to integrate well in new environments.
We are experienced house sitters having cared for many people's homes and pets (in UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Malaysia and Thailand) and really enjoy the experience - so much nicer to be in a home than an anonymous hotel! We are very confident with animals having always had pets, including dogs, cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, chickens and even a pig called McInnes. We understand how stressful it can be for a pet to be separated from their owner and so we feel that it is vital to take time to learn more about them and their routines before you leave. We know how important it is to ensure that they feel comfortable being cared for by us and that you too can relax and enjoy your time away, knowing that your home is secure and pets are happy. We would regularly update you to ensure your peace of mind if you wanted us to.
There are a number of references on here, but we can provide more references if you would like and hopefully they will speak for themselves. Thanks for taking the time to read our profile and we look forward to the opportunity to care for your home and pets.