Hi, Joe and I are in love for 19 years. I’m Jana, 40 years old from Switzerland. I am a botanical dyer and sustainable fashion designer. For my education I lived in different countries, speaking English, French, Italian, German and Swissgerman as well as some basic Spanish - the reason why I am very easy adapting to new surroundings and nationalities. I recently also finished an education as a Vastu Residential Consultant (a 5000 year old architectural teaching, combining science and natural laws, enhancing wellbeing, health and wealth in your home)
Joe, 48 Swiss-English, with dual-nationality, having moved back from England (London) to Switzerland, his country of Birth, because of the beautiful mountains and outdoor life. He is speaking English, French and German. Besides being an IT programmer, Joe is good in fixing things that have gone wrong (he is a great handyman)!
We're absolute animal devotees and nature lovers. There is no cat crossing the street without us getting off our bikes trying to stroke it or a day that we wouldn't like to catch some fresh air. We are a tidy & resourceful couple, eager to learn required tasks if not yet familiar with them, down-to-earth, outdoor active, always happy to take your dogs for walks or spending lazy days with your pet-family sharing lots of cuddles! We also love cooking & eating - if possible, plant-based food - and are interested in gardening, we’d be eager to learn about perma culture and bee-keeping!
Why we want to house sit
We both worked for my own company ( I am a sustainable fashion designer and Joe worked as an MS Access database programmer. We realized we worked to many years, too many hours and not enough taking time for the 'real' life. In April 2019 we embarked on our new adventure, traveling the world as full-time house sitters. Slowing down the pace of life, while giving attention to the small things everyday has in store for us. Getting to know and care for all these different little furry and feathery personalities is the biggest joy for us and leaves the most lasting memories we ever could have imagined! It enables us to follow our passion of traveling, without missing out on the comfort of furry friends and a home, at the same time as giving you peace of mind to enjoy your travels. We hope to safe-guard your pets with our loving company, taking care of your home & belongings as we would do for ours.
To date, we have experienced several house- and pet sits through having really enjoyed these opportunities very much! Besides sharing lots of cuddles and love, we handled every day hick-ups, like freeing the pets from ticks, cleaning & tending a fighting wound, controlling the pool filtering system, detecting and arranging the fixing for a defective watering system (and watering the garden in the meantime), securing the loose fixings of a satellite dish on the roof after a storm, planting herbs and fixing many broken vacuumers... By now he is a Dyson Expert LOL!! We always had pets; My grandparents had a farm and I grew up with their horses, cows, chickens, rabbits & cats and enjoyed helping out in my vacations, while Joe on the other hand grew up with cats. We also took a class for animal communication - knowing it from several friends already, this is super handy when being around animals.