Retired educator, non-smoker, vegetarian, multilingual.

Username DutchessMargaret  

65 + years
Mar 28,2023
retired educator
Single female
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

HELLO! choices choices choices...

For the summer of 2022 I am looking for pet/housesits in Utah, especially in the Salt Lake Valley,  since I am hoping to visit grand/children there as well as in Washington State.  Winter I am looking for housesits in Europe, exp Portugal, Spain, southern France, Switzerland, etc, since I have friends and cousing that way, and I'd like to combine visiting them in between housesits.

I have dual citizenship and dual healthinsurance etc. 

I've lived in various countries, housesat years ago -as a couple-  in Europe, from Greece to Scotland. Picking up the housesitting thread again in the USA during the wintertimes and or Summers  when I live in my tiny home in the Netherlands (the Holland part of it).   I adore pets, but because I'm gone a lot I sadly can't have my own any more. Carefull and respectful with people, houses and things, because that's how my generation was still raised and I am principally like that.  As an educator I have worked with College students teaching languages (and Methodology of L2 Teaching) in the States;  and in Europe Teaching the MS Office products plus business English privately and to companies. I have volunteered in archives (still do, also long distance) and with refugees. In the wintertime I feed the birds and in the summertime I celebrate the geese flying over each morning and night, besides the "undocumented" felines wandering about the large garden complex where I have my tiny house, in Holland.  I so love gardening and bringing people together in my Dutch garden. I love walking with dogs, in rain, wind and weather. Cats snuggle up when reading a book. Choral singing, esp Renaissance, has been my breath and I structurally listen to classical radio stations, but oh boy, blue grass, and Jazz delight me as well. 

I am vegetarian, don't smoke, nor drink, except for pots of tea, and waterkefir.

I'd love to housesite for you, with or without pets or veggie/flower  gardens.

Kind regards,


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Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Most amazing housesitter ”

Sit Dates Dec-10-21 - Feb-21-22 Homeowner brigitk, Member Since May-8-16

Location Winterthur Switzerland

Margaret was just perfect. Very perceptive, caring, she looked after the cats and the place in the most marvellous way. I felt super safe with her. Her communication was also very lovely, sending pictures of the cats. She's such a caring and responsible person and we are still keeping in touch, having found a friend!
Thank you so much!

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