Reliable and experienced house sitter w/references

Username Agarikon  

56 - 64 years
May 30,2024
Retired / Business owner
Single male
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

About Me

i worked in the Information Technology field for over thirty four years, i am dependable, organized, and thorough, with excellent problem solving skills.  I have built and remodeled several homes and was a licensed NYS home inspector.  My other skills include; herbal medicine, Clinical Nutritionist, and mushroom grower.  i am a practitioner of yoga and Vipassana meditation.  I am an avid down hill skier, enjoy backpacking/hiking, and cycling; i have done cycle touring in the past, and in two thousand nineteen I thru-hiked and completed the Appalachian Trail (AT); the AT is a two thousand two hundred mile hiking trail that starts in Georgia and goes to Baxter state park in Maine.  In 2021; i house sat over 1/2 dozen times throughout the US while building out a sprinter van

Why House Sit

i sold my home of twenty nine years, and i am looking to travel and determine my next place to land.  House sitting will provide an opportunity to sample different areas of the country; i am also open to house sitting abroad.


i have house sat for a single weekend up to 2 months.  in 2021, i had over 1/2 dozen house sits that included kittens, chickens, puppies and birds.    i have additional references beyond what is included in my profile to share if requested.

What can i bring to the experience

My trouble shooting skills along with my home building and remodeling experiences' would allow me to tackle any problems that should arise with the home during my stay.  I am known for my follow through and commitment, a well organized person, and prefer a clean and orderly living space, with that said, i would keep your home clean and well cared for.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Excellent House & Cat Carer ”

Sit Dates Dec-1-21 - Jan-18-22 Homeowner aengusOg, Member Since Jun-2-22

Location Reno Nevada United States

Matt took excellent care of our home and the two cats. I think the cats were kinda depressed when we returned and he left.

Everything was ship-shape and probably cleaner that it was when we left. Matt is true to his word, and a very responsible free spirited individual. He's welcome back if our stars should align again.

“ Excellent caregiver ”

Sit Dates Sep-5-21 - Sep-13-21 Homeowner Jakupcak, Member Since Oct-7-18

Location Missoula Montana United States

Matt provided superb care for our Mastiff Lily and looked after our house and belongings with attention and safety. He was great with communication and sent pictures of his outings with our dog.

He tended to mail and visitors and while Lily was very happy with our return, she did wake up early ( which is unusual for her) to bid a fond farewell to Matt.

We would recommend Matt without any reservations. He was fun and we know Lily enjoyed his time here in Missoula.

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