Yes! 30yr sitting worldwide. Prefer long-term. Reliable, capable, likeable, clean, organized, Canadian. Animals like me.

Username Blackgammon  

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Age
56 - 64 years
Availability
Jul 12,2024
Occupation
Consultant, writer, educator
Gender
Male
Status
Single male
Term
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

15Oct2023 - finished 6 month sit Teakettle Village Belize

08Nov2023 - start 2 month sit Belmopan Belize 

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Why I housesit?

Extreme traveller. 

Excellent way to experience the world on a budget.

Many skills allow for a nomadic lifestyle.

Enjoy meeting new people. Animals. Experiencing unknowns.

Opportunity to evolve as a human. Improve myself.

Raised in the tropics. 40  years in tropics. Prefer tropics. 

Visited 77 countries. Lived all continents except antarctica.

Keeps me alive.

Why you should consider me...

You get experience.

Reliable, resilient, organized, conscientious, clean, trustworthy.

Excellent communicator. Manager.

You get someone with excellent people (and animal) skills. Who'll represent you with a smile and kind words. Polite, never demanding.

Animals like me. Was told by a dog trainer in Tucson AZ in 2008... "You give off good vibes. It's because you care."

What I don't know, I ask you.

What I do/did to survive...

Owned several businesses in 7 countries.

Write (non-fiction). Copywriter. 

Consultant (various skills) - business, relationships, health.    

Managed resorts (Caribbean and South Pacific).

Gift for improving business success. Exceptionally creative. 

For pleasure... 

Read, write, communicate, and self-educate.

Enjoy solving problems.

Curious about all things (especially lifeform behaviour).

Bit of a health fanatic... 
Don't smoke.
Rarely drink alcohol. Never to excess. (Drunk once. Swore never again. Never have.)
No medication.
No recreational drugs.
No disabilities (physical or mental).

Healthy eater. Mostly fruit. Meat. Mostly organic.

Walk and jog 10 to 15km 5 days a week. 

Like to stair climb. Run up hills. 

Swim laps (you get bonus points if you have a pool).

Play most sports (bonus points if you have a treadmill or Concept 2 rower). 

Play speed sudoku. Level Evil. Fasted recorded perfect-score - 2 minutes 52 seconds. 

Bit reclusive by choice...
Don't watch TV. Don't play music.

Not political or religious.

Enjoy good conversation.

Prefer silence.

Health...

Last complete health checkup -- excellent health.

Take NO medication.

Personality...

Prefer towns/villages to large cities.
Prefer animals to people.
Rarely eat in restaurants. 
Rarely attend parties or celebrations.

Make my bed each morning. (I mention this because how we do things says much about personality.) No dishes ever left unwashed.

Very clean (shower twice daily). Bedding changed weekly.

Friendly. Polite. Good manners.

Positive attitude. Good listener. Good communicator. 

Excellent guest (so I've been told).

Prefer using my brain than brawn.

Avoid negative people.

Enjoy teaching/consulting on... 
Enhancing people skills.

Getting/staying healthy.

Making businesses more profitable.

How long a stay interests me?
Prefer 2 months to a year. Will consider longer.

Will do less than 2 month if already sitting close by.

Remote places and islands are welcome.

So are boats/yachts. Depends length of stay, and travel cost/time.

* Offer emergency "last minute" sitting. You cover travel costs plus weekly fee.

Rarely interested in...
Winter climates. China. War zones. 

What I can't do...

Zero tradesman skills. Need a handyman or gardener? Sorry, not me.

Things done reasonably well...
Speak English, French, Spanish, Italian. Bits of a few others.
Familiar many cultures and customs. (Teach how to get along.)

Sailed 53' ketch with partner... San Francisco to Coff's Harbour, Australia.

Learnt to fly in Invercargill, NZ.  Licence lapsed.
Learnt hang-gliding / parachuting in Hawaii.
Learnt paragliding Vancouver, Canada, 

Excellent swimmer.
Excellent driving skills. 

No criminal record. Not even parking ticket.

References...

Air-bnb member 8 years. 14 reviews (13 excellent - 1 not so good)

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