Hello! I am a mature, reliable, and friendly Dutch woman who is available from June 2022 onwards to assist in caring for homes/plants/pets within The Netherlands.
A bit about me:
I am free-spirited, inquisitive, creative, and mostly introverted yet with strong interpersonal skills. Although born in The Netherlands, I have spent majority of my life living in New Zealand. Because of this, I do not feel very close with my Dutch heritage and therefore have decided to move back to The Netherlands to re-establish myself amongst my people and culture :)
I love to travel, be in nature, read, hang out with close friends, dance/exercise, and indulge in Digital Illustration. I care deeply about the environment and do my best to incorporate eco-friendly/sustainable tactics wherever I go. I adore plants and animals, and always find myself feeling more positive in the presence of both.
Availability & Experience:
From June 2022, I will be available for house sits within The Netherlands and am quite flexible with the location and duration of sits. Although I have looked after homes, pets and plants within NZ, this is my first time trying for international sits and I'm incredibly excited for an opportunity.
I want to give homeowners a strong sense of security that they're homes/plants/pets are in absolute good hands. I am considerate of my personal usage within other people's homes, and am clean, tidy, and respectful.
My experience includes:
- Growing up on a rural lifestyle block surrounded by a range of animals, from domestic (dogs, mice) to farm (goat, chickens, peacocks) to wild (rabbits, pheasants, possums, hedgehogs);
- House/Pet/Plant-sitting for friends/family/colleagues;
- Being a reliable, respectful tenant for all properties I have rented;
- Volunteering at a rural workaway in Germany, looking after farm (sheep, chickens, goats, horses) to non-farm animals (donkeys, camels, llamas).
I also have a clean conviction record and strong, positive references (please see References).
Please do feel free to get in touch if my profile appeals to you - I would love to help out where I can :)
PS. Please note that "Bird Dovahkiin" is my preferred name - 'Steff Marinus' is my birth name.