Physician (and Nurse) available to house sit

Username SolidSoul  

65 + years
May 30,2024 My Calendar
Retired Physician
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

I am a semi-retired physician seeking house sitting opportunities between September 2022 and March 2024.

I often travel between NY and my partner's place in New Mexico or her family's house in Oregon -  with a flexible schedule, but am interested in other locations around the world for housesitting.  She is a nurse, graduated as a Psych -Mental Health Nurse Practitioner this November 2022 and would be with me part of the time that I would be housesitting. She works as a therapist and has a hybrid practice.

We are non smokers, minimal drinking (2 ounces of wine once a week at dinner), no drugs, quiet - we don't party. We are conscientious with the lives and well-being of the people who come to us for assistance in our professional lives, and also with other people's property.

I presently live part-time with my 85-year-old father on his 40-acre property near Hudson, NY. I helped him build two of the houses there by hand, before we had electricity on the property in the 1980s.  He still does construction work and operates heavy equipment (!), and I assist him when I am there.

I worked as an ER physician for over 25 years, and studied auto mechanics back in the day when there was room under the hood and less computerized components in vehicles, so I am able to do some minor maintenance and repairs, run tractors and fix some equipment. I am very comfortable with wood and pellet stoves, and have cleaned chimneys and replaced motors in them.

Our family has had several cats, and many dogs - mostly larger ones (German Shepherds, Collies, Lab-Shepherd mix). There is a husky and Staffordshire Terrier along with 2 cats presently on my father's property that we care for. There are also horses that a neighbor keeps there for grazing.

Camille and I presently offer events and training processes in person and online, so good internet would be a perk for us as we often teach/facilitate on Zoom.

I have a low clearance electric vehicle (Tesla Model 3). Dirt, snow or gravel are no problem, but if high vehicle clearance is needed to access your place, I would not be able to be get to your house.

Thank you for your consideration,

Bruce Nayowith MD

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (4)

“ SolidSoul was great! ”

Sit Dates Dec-23-23 - Jan-24-24 Homeowner rory_cox61, Member Since Jul-22-23

Location Ljubljana Central Slovenia

SolidSoul took care of our cat Chester while we went back to the US for a month-long visit over the holidays. We couldn't have asked for a more competent and communicative home sitter. Chester took to him right away, and SolidSoul was super-conscientious, he sent detailed updates, and took great care of both Chester and our apartment. He was also genuniely interested in learning about our adopted home of Slovenia, and has a uniquely interesting background. He instilled a great amount of confidence in us to where we really didn't worry about our little guy or our apartment while we were away. We would gladly have him back for future stays.

“ Thank You, Bruce! ”

Sit Dates Feb-20-23 - Mar-1-23 Homeowner Rio_Grande_2_Mesa, Member Since Jan-7-23

Location Arroyo Hondo New Mexico United States

Yama the dog liked Bruce upon first meeting and so did I. During our initial talk and meeting, Bruce asked questions about Yama and the house. It’s a solar-powered home and he wanted to understand its workings.

He kept in touch while I was away. I felt confident my beloved dog and home were in good hands. And they were. I came home to a clean house and a happy dog.

Bruce is welcome back anytime — I would even schedule my vacation around his timing!

“ Responsible, tidy and very kind with our animals! ”

Sit Dates Dec-20-22 - Dec-27-22 Homeowner LosAlamosNM, Member Since Oct-4-21

Location Los Alamos New Mexico United States

We hit the jackpot with Bruce caring for out pets and home for a week. He came out in advance to get to know our household and routine, and took copious notes, had great questions and walked the dogs during his visit. We really enjoyed getting to know Bruce prior to his stay and we felt absolutely confident in trusting him.

Bruce kept us updated and went on many walks with our 3 dogs. Our chicken waterer broke before we left and Bruce changed water daily even though it was icing over and difficult. He watered our plants better than I do, and even stacked wood!

We came home to happy, content animals and a very clean home, all ready for us to settle back in. Anyone who gets Bruce is going to be blessed!

“ Solid Soul is Truly Solid, and kind and attentive and..... ”

Sit Dates Sep-8-22 - Dec-15-22 Homeowner TaosKitty, Member Since Oct-18-15

Location Taos New Mexico United States

Bruce is one of the most consciencious and quiet, kind housesitters we have had. This was our initial experience with him, and he was so wonderful we had him come back twice again! He is so good with our dear old Labrador Guido, that when we returned Guido wasnt sure who he wanted to go with! He actually looked around for him for a day after he left! I can't say enough about how clean careful and attentive he was for all three of our housesits. At each of our returns to our home, he not only left the house spotless, but also wrote a full report about all the responsibilites and issues with our home and bird feeders, checking mousetraps and shoveling our walkways. He truly goes above and beyond... We are only sad that he may not be available again for the spring. Thank you so much Bruce!

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