"Traveling with a purpose", i.e., caring for others' homes, pets, and gardens is indeed among my greatest loves, and one of the things that give my life deep fulfillment. A nomad by nature, I consider myself a global citizen. Solo traveled through Europe, on three separate occasions, from 2012 to 2015, living in Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Great Britain and used "Air" exclusively as my go-to traveler's booking site. At one of my "bnb's" in the Dordogne, I was honored to be trusted enough to substitute host for the owners while they were out of the country for several months. I took care of their guests and the hosts continued to earn income...win-win-win.
I've owned and skillfully maintained three homes. My current home, shared with my son and his family, is on 4.5 acres in Central Michigan, with a 100-foot Hugelkultur bed, a huge pond, and chickens. I've personally owned dogs, cats, fish and ferrets, rats and rabbits. In my earlier years, I owned a housekeeping service, a below-decks yacht cleaning service, and was a housekeeper for an amazing multi-generational family in Los Angeles in a home filled to the brim with priceless objets d'art. I'm an organic gardener and prefer a quiet home life wherever I am, with or without the company of pets, enjoying life's simple pleasures.
Thanks for spending a little time with me. I would be honored to care for your home, your pets, your gardens, and even your guests as if they were my own.