The Responsible Couple You've Been Looking For!

Username markandsheila  

65 + years
Feb 20,2024
3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months


We are retirees who love to travel and experience other cultures. We speak English, French, and some Spanish. Once we reach a travel destination, we like to stay put, as we find that this is the best way to truly get to know a new area and its people.  And we realize that you only have peace of mind if your pets and home are well taken care of - we provide that peace of mind!

We love nature and being active outdoors. We are passionate gardeners (indoors and out),  and have created an oasis of our own at home, despite our long Canadian winters.  Your garden, including any vegetables or fruits,  will be in our capable hands. 

 We are very physically fit and are non-smokers.  Mark is an expert "fix-it" kind of a guy, and it's a point of pride for him to do as many approved odd jobs as possible whenever we house sit.  

We have a beloved cat ourselves (who stays well cared for at home when we travel), and are animal lovers.  We  are also able to look after fish, as we maintained a large salt-water aquarium for 25 years.

We have done many house exchanges, mostly in Europe, and they have all been very positive experiences.  Since 2020 we have done 6 housesits in Australia and Canada. (See our reviews under the Housecarers references section). Our Queensland hosts have had us back to their home 3 times,  and each sit was long term - between one and three months each. (We grew to love both their cat, and their large tropical garden).  

We are very excited to take care of your home and your pet while you are away!


Mark and Sheila

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner, and receive your own confidential message system so you can contact markandsheila
identified only by your chosen username (login name).


Phone Contacts for markandsheila

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner,
for access to House Sitters' contact phone numbers.


You have already saved this Housesit

Change Profile Picture

  • Login (top right of this page)
  • Select the Photos Button at the top of your Dashboard
  • Select a photo from your computer with proportions to suit the frame on your profile. Hint: Rectangular photos with ratio approx: 3 wide: 2 high; will resize better than tall or skinny ones. We auto resize the profile photo to fit, but the top may be cut if it is a tall/ skinny photo.
  • If needed, Here is a free - easy to use resize site:
  • The profile Picture must be uploaded to position 1 /slot 1 of your gallery .
  • Non-paid limited Sitter Guest members may upload photos. They will display on your profile when you contribute to the running of the Housecarers community with your Annual Subscription.
  • Increase your response with a photo. Homeowners like to see a face.

You must be a logged on Homeowner member to save Homeowner profiles

Do you want to store this profile
in Your Favorite House Sitters list?


Add Sitter to Favorite House Sitters

Please click on the Register button below to Register as a Home owner, for your own Home owner Portal, so you Add House Sitters like markandsheila to your Favorite House Sitters List