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
Oct 21,2022
Occupation
Writer, consultant, educator
Gender
Male
Status
Single male
Term
6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Why I housesit?

Extreme traveler.

Excellent way to experience the world on a budget.

Many skills allows for a nomadic lifestyle.

Quasi-retired. 

Enjoy meeting new people. Animals. Experiencing unknowns.

Opportunity to evolve as a human.

Raised in the tropics. Prefer anywhere tropical. 

Visited over 77 countries. Like experiencing life.

Why you should consider me...

You'll get experience.

And reliable, resilient, organized, conscientious, clean and trustworthy.

An excellent communicator. Want... daily, short, quick, updates? No problem.

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

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

And what I don't know, or am unsure of, I'll ask you.

What I do/did to survive...

Owned several businesses in 7 countries.

Write (non-fiction). Copywriter. 

Consultant (various skills).   

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 organic.

Walk and jog 10 to 15km daily. 

Stair climb. 

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 sudoku online.

Latest, complete health examination -- excellent.

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

Not political or religious.

Enjoy good conversation.

Prefer silence.

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. No dishes 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 brain than brawn.

Avoid negative people.

Enjoy teaching/consulting on... 
Enhancing people skills.
Making businesses more profitable.
Getting/staying healthy.

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

Less than 1 month?  Only if already sitting close by.

Remote places and islands are welcome. So are boats/yachts (bigger is better). Depends length of stay, and cost/time to get there and back. 

Rarely interested in...
Cold, winter places. China. War zones. 

What I can't do...

Zero tradesman skills. If you want a handyman or gardener, sorry, that's not me.

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

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

Learnt to fly in Invercargill, NZ. 
Learnt hanggliding and parachuting in Hawaii.
Learnt paragliding in Vancouver, Canada, 

Excellent swimmer.
Excellent driving skills. 

No criminal record.

References...

Air-bnb member 6 years. 14 reviews. 13 excellent. 1 not so good.

Housecarers - member since 2007.

Mind-My-House - member since 2020

Thanks for your time. Appreciated. 

Contact me now please.

P.S. Important. Reliable high-speed wifi or wired connection, is "must-have". Deal breaker.

P.P.S. If interested, contact me now. Sooner is better. Like to book 6 months to 2 years in advance.

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