Experienced International House-sitter, Security-trained, Non-smoker, Fit and Active Australian Woman

Username Australianelder  

65 + years
Apr 16,2025
Retired (Sort of)
Single female
3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

I Love house-sitting. Rather than my podcast on why I could be the best house-sitter for you, better to let home and pet owners share their experiences:

Janneke - Lismore, NSW  Dec-28 Feb Major Lismore Flood

"Victoria is truly one-of-a-kind. She took exceptionally good care of our dogs. They are not the easiest dogs to look after, they are big and have lots of energy but Victoria took them for twice-daily walks, let them off to run if it was safe to do so, and our boy Prince even got a regular swim in the river which he absolutely loves. I got regular updates with photos and I felt entirely reassured the entire time. Victoria is an excellent communicator. The house and garden were well-looked after. Unfortunately on the 28th of Feb our 100 y.0. home flooded which has never occurred before. But Victoria managed to get rescued with the two dogs whilst in chin-high water. She did an amazing job under extremely stressful circumstances. I will be forever grateful for all that Victoria did."

Angie - Redcliffe, QLD  April 2022

"Victoria prior to, during and after my house/pet sit communicated clearly, knew the right questions to ask based on her extensive experience, gave excellent feedback on how things were going with my little cat and sent some photos which I didn’t expect however appreciated. Upon arriving home my little cat was good, everything was lovely and tidy just how I like to keep my home and I could even find things in the kitchen. Guests have stayed previously and it took days to find where everything was! Not with Victoria. Thank you Victoria for a brilliant house/pet sit!"

If requested, contact details for these two recent references will be supplied.

More Life Experiences:

  • Backpacked solo for 16 months through 10 countries, house-sitting and volunteering on a Mission to prove it's possible to travel & live overseas on an Aged Pension. Accomplished! 
  • 23 years as a soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Trained 7,000 soldiers and officers in weapons, drill and theory. Promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2.
  • Founder of the Australian Academy of Leadership. Delivered Leadership workshops and programs to corporations and businesses for over a decade.
  • Online SaaS business supporting biz to automate their boring daily tasks.

My top three life values are Integrity, Freedom and Abundance. I live life best at the intersection of Connection and Courage. 

Weight-training, yoga, walking and bike-riding are my main fitness outlets. Love reading a good book. Non-smoker. Love nature. Enjoy photography.

Internet/WiFi Essential - As I maintain an online Business and share my travel journey via social media, a good internet connection is a must have. 

Police Check- Done and all clear.

More References :)

"Victoria, an Australian citizen, completed a house/pet sit for us in Kas, Turkey over the Christmas period from 19th December 2018 to 7th January 2019.

She looked after our pets comprising: 1 large old dog, 2 small dogs, 5 cats and visiting strays. We have a large house with the technology to match which she coped with well, whilst being economical in the use of heating over an unusually cold period.

Victoria is competent and she adapted to our animal's routines. She recognised their individual personalities and had an affinity with them.

She has an outgoing and interesting personality; is a good communicator and is easy to get on with. She is self-starting and soon made friends and got to know the area and transport facilities

We would be happy to leave our house and pets to her care again and recommend her to others."

Colin & Carol  - Contact details can be supplied.

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