Taking care of your home, property, animals and pets is the most rewarding service we can offer. Large or small: we have experience in minding residential houses with (vegetable) gardens to rural properties around the world!
We, Marianne and Erwin, have outstanding reviews and references through other housesit networks (14 sits by the end of the year) which are captured in one word document on this page and also have a police check from 2014 that we can send on request.
As property owners ourselves it will be our pleasure to give you peace of mind and treat your home and loved pets as our own.
We are a Dutch semi retired couple and Australian permanent residents in our early fifties who sold their belongings in Australia and rented out our rental property to travel and to find our next purpose in life: perhaps it is full-time housesitting! We are fit, non smoking, calm and love giving quality time to your animals and relaxing with them while reading or writing or go for healthy walks.
After caring for a hobby farm with 3 horses, 3 cows, 3 chooks, 2 Bulldogs and 2 cats in Nova Scotia, Canada, we took on a 10 months sit at a homestead (with guest facilities) on a 400 acres nature reserve in the jungle of North Argentina with 2 German Shepherds, 2 cats, 25 chooks and 7 ducks.
We maintained a property of 7 acres in a small beach town on the South Island of New Zealand for 7 months (March to October with one Parson Russell Terrier dog, then a home with a cat, goldfish and separate rental property in Oamaru welcoming 116 guests. Followed by 4 other sits in the same town, one with dogs, chooks and cats and 1 on the North Island.
From early April to the end of August 2019 we will take care of a property in Neerim Sth, VIC. Followed by a 6 week sit in Thailand with 2 cats and 4 large dogs from 18 October, lucky us!
So our first availability is from 26 February to 7 March and 21 to 28 March 2019 in New Zealand only and then 1 September to 14 October 2019 worldwide (Europe preferred).
We seek clean properties in a quiet and nature environment, country areas or the quieter city suburbs. We love all animals and have cared for large dogs, horses, cats, cows, goldfish, chickens and ducks.
We are responsible drivers and have driven the owners' car at most sits without any problems. Have used ride-on-mowers, weeding devices and spraying, have cleaned stables and managed veggie gardens and guest accommodation (Air BnB).
Love to hear from you soon how we can be of help!