Hi. I'm a Canadian in the process of moving back to Canada from Germany. Until I know where I am working, we are not looking to sign a long-term lease, so housesitting makes sense for us, creating a win-win situation. Also, looking after someone's house and pets would be great while I am looking for work, rather than a hotel. I love animals but don't have any of my own at present, as I travel a lot. My wife will join me after mid-February.