Mature, kind, loving couple with lots of love for your home and pets.

Username BlueWorldNomads  

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Age
46 - 55 years
Availability
Nov 29,2022 My Calendar
Occupation
Tourism & Retail Managers, Recreation Instructors
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Introduction

Diane is a farm-girl and Alex is a city-boy. We met, married and live in British Columbia, Canada, and are now a 50-something, adventurous, non-smoking couple.

We have traveled both ways around the world together, managed a variety of hospitality and recreation businesses, owned and operated a popular guesthouse, and are traveling once again.

We were owned by three amazing cats over the past 20 years, and they trained us to care for them purrfectly. As responsible and caring homeowners, we would treat your home and pets as our own.

Why we want to house/pet sit

We are homebodies who love to travel. House-sitting offers the perfect opportunity to travel while staying at home.

As aspiring travel writers, we like to take time to explore an area, experience the culture and interact with locals. As homeowners, we miss the comfort of home while traveling and find comfort in looking after yours.

We know how much animals bring a home to life. Whether house cats or pet dogs, cows, pigs, hens or horses, we have always had animals as a part of our lives. There's nothing like living in a home with pets, and house sitting gives us the chance to enjoy the love and friendship of a furry friend, if only for a while!

Qualifications and Experience

Homeowners ourselves for decades, we are the DIY types who can tackle any and all jobs related to property renovation, repair and maintenance. We have experience and knowledge of landscaping, gardening, hot tub care, wood stoves, septic tanks, plumbing, electrical, carpentry...and so much more!

After several years of working in the hospitality industry, we bought a condo, rented it out, and went traveling. We decided in South Africa that we would open a guesthouse similar to the many "backpackers" in that country. We enjoyed the lifestyle of running a guesthouse which gave us a wealth of knowledge and experience in property management and guest experience.

We have done dozens of house and pet sits over several years, hopping between Canada, Mexico, Australia, Jamaica and Costa Rica. Our sits have ranged from four days to five months in length, and our pets and animals have ranged from llamas and chickens to a 5lb cat and two 100lb Australian Bulldogs - including several pets who have required special care, medication and vet visits.

We have all our required covid vaccines and adhere to strict cleaning and physical distancing protocols. As your house or pet sitters, you will have peace of mind knowing we will care for your home and pet(s) as if they were our own. We have traveled the world while others have looked after our home and pets, and we hope we can do the same for you.

Happy travels!
Diane and Alex

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Farm sitters ”

Sit Dates Feb-26-22 - Mar-19-22 Homeowner llamalover, Member Since Jan-10-14

Location Victoria British Columbia Canada

Diane and Alex farm sat for us for 3 weeks. They looked after 14 llamas, one barn cat, an aviary with 24 birds, and 40 laying hens. The critters were all very well looked after and, I think, thoroughly spoiled!!

Our house was in pristine condition when we arrived home. Thank you Diane and Alex for doing such a great job!!

Lavinia and Alan.

“ BlueWorldNomads - the best house/farm/animal carers that you could imagine! ”

Sit Dates Nov-8-21 - Nov-23-21 Homeowner gb_hc_travel, Member Since Dec-10-06

Location Sooke/Victoria British Columbia Canada

After 2 years of Covid isolation the reentry into travel again was somewhat traumatic!        

But from the first contact through Housecarers and the initial personal meetup with Alex and Diane, we began to feel comfortable again with leaving our ENTIRE life and future with them while we travelled for a much needed family reunion.                                              

Little did we know they would have to deal with the worst storm in BC's history, with power outages, no wifi etc. damage to a truck, storm cleanup etc.   ALL was managed so professionally without panic or stress.    Our home and property was spotless, with everything in place.    The truck was all repaired and the llamas and chickens were happy and content with their barns and houses all in great shape.    And Cady the Cat ....  Purfect!!  We think she missed them!

It was as if we had never been away!           

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