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Username HandyHomeSitters  

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Age
56 - 64 years
Availability
Jun 14,2024
Occupation
Retired
Gender
Male
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks

Mature, retired couple seeking international, active lifestyle. 

Hi my name is Brian. Beth and I have been married for 30 years and raised 3 children. Four years ago we retired and sold our home in Nova Scotia, Canada. Since then we have contributed to several housesits in Canada Southern Europe, Costa Rica and Panama. This year we are heading back to Latin America. 

The past four years have provided vast experience in what it takes to perform a positive house-sitting arrangement. As mature adults we bring a calm, caring disposition. As previous home-owners we have experience in the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of a home. We are able to handle an emergency if it arises, provide excellent communication with the host, we are responsible and will respect your property.  

Brian is a retired Business Analyst who enjoys staying busy with home maintenance and repair projects. Keep that in mind! Beth is a retired Administrative Assistant who is well organized and meticulous about housekeeping. As pet lovers we were often called upon to look after pets by friends and neighbours. 

House sitting has supported our interest in seeing the world and learning about new cultures in a way that only slow-travel can provide. 

Thanks for your consideration,

Beth & Brian

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ We felt at ease being away while Brian and Beth cared for our home and cats. ”

Sit Dates Dec-12-22 - Jan-31-23 Homeowner VilcaLiving, Member Since Mar-25-16

Location Loja Ecuador

Brian and Beth are an adventurous, friendly duo! They looked after our home and two cats for 7 weeks. From the beginning, they were very eager and enthusiastic about a new adventure down here in Ecuador, a place on their bucket list. They were very flexible with dates, which was helpful as we hadn’t booked our flights. 

They arrived two days prior to our departure, so we were able to give them a bit of a tour of the town and also go over our needs with the house and cats. Beth is a natural caregiver and took to our cats right away. Brian is a worker bee and likes to have projects, so we offered some and he was happy to put in that work. He even came up with some of his own. 

During our time away, Brian and Beth were in charge of feeding our two cats, caring for the general upkeep of our home, and distributing weekly wages to our gardener and another worker from a property we manage. We had regular communication (via email, text message, and/or video chat). If a small problem arose they dealt with it quickly and efficiently. They were good about keeping us informed of any small ‘crisis’ or mishaps (heavy rains causing some flooding, broken kitchen items, etc). As per our request, our home was kept private from guests/ social gathering.

Brian offered to pick us up from the airport, which was very helpful. Upon our return home, it appeared clean and tidy. 

All in all, Brian and Beth were great house/pet sitters and I would recommend their services.

“ Fabulous Housesitters! ”

Sit Dates May-2-21 - Aug-31-21 Homeowner Chumbaba, Member Since Dec-11-20

Location Lubrin Spain

Brian and Beth were like fairy godparents who waved a magic wand and made my house beautiful! In reality, they worked hard on home improvements while also taking advantage of all that my home and this region of Spain have to offer. Their main job was to keep the garden weeded and watered, and to clear a huge (I mean HUGE) pile of garden waste from outside the gate. Add to that practically rebuilding my little utility room, painting it, and tidying everything up into cute little containers; replacing a broken window; defeating a huge invasive plant; putting up garden screening; and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning - I've never seen my house as shiny as it was when I came back. A week after returning, and I'm still finding more of the lovely little touches that they made. They also left me with plenty of fresh water, made up the bed, filled the petrol tank, I could go on and on. They seemed to make friends with the entire village, too - all of whom vouch for the fact that they are 'buena gente' - good people. I wholeheartedly recommend them. Brian is the outgoing, humourous one, Beth is quietly considerate and helpful. Well, they are BOTH helpful - just lovely, lovely people. Whoever takes them on next will be a lucky person! 

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