Can I be of service by taking excellent care of your home, and animal friends if you have them? I have cared for my own house and land for 30 years, so I am comfortable dealing with issues that may arise. I am feeling a bit of wanderlust, so housesitting is the perfect way to explore the country.
Through the years I have had cats, dogs, iguanas and gerbils. I have cared for chickens, goats, horses and alpacas during my time WWOOF'ing (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms). The WWOOF'ing experiences included gardening, yard work, house/pet sitting and downsizing among other things, all of which I am happy to do for you. I enjoy hikes and reading with an animal friend beside me. If your dog likes to play fetch or frisbee, I can throw for hours!
During my time staying in your area, I will hike or bike, (or shovel if there is snow), explore the farmer's market and shops to meet some locals, read, write and cook. If you have any small projects to be done while you are away, I have design, construction (ADU's) and landscaping experience (permaculture).
I am looking for homes whose owners do not smoke cigarettes indoors as I am a non-smoker. I'd also like a place to safely park my car.
Let me know what other information and references you would like to have in order to feel comfortable entrusting your home to my care. Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you!