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Eleanor


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

Hi my name is Eleanor, l have been doing housesitting for the past five years. l really enjoy it so much i love meeting new people and looking after your animals. I love to travel. I am a matured aged retiree, very clean, tidy person and a nonsmoker.

Gina & Jim


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Caring Couple to take care of your home and pets.
Jim and I have been housesitting continuously for more than nine years. We enjoy exploring new areas, caring for homes, gardens and precious pets, as well providing peace of mind for owners. We are animal lovers and will keep them to their usual eating/exercise/play routine as closely as possible.
Previously, I worked in Real Estate as a Property Manager. Having had 6 years experience in Property Management, I am confident in taking care of every aspect of your housesit - pet responsibilities, security, maintenance, correspondence, as well as resolving any little problems that inevitably pop up. I'm a very house proud woman, 54 years old, independent, fit, honest, responsible, easy going and a good communicator.
Jim's background is in the building industry, and he currently manages his small family Residential Building and Development Business. Between 2001 and 2004 he also managed a 12 room Motel in Hallidays Point, NSW. It had a large pool and extensive grounds which he maintained year round. Gardening is one of the hobbies he particularly enjoys.
We have glowing references from recent housesits and national police clearances. I have listed below some of our housesits to date.
Feel free to call us with any queries.
Regards,
Gina and Jim

Recent housesits completed:

~ May 2017 to current - Manoora, Cairns. Looking after Joey, the Jack Russell terrier and the 3 bedroom home and gardens while the owner enjoys a cruise in Europe.

~ April 2017 ~ Warner, Brisbane. Cared for Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres, while the owners visited WA. We have housesat here on many previous occasions (see below).

~ March 2017 - Everton Park, Brisbane. Looked after Ruby and Red, two chihuahua/terrier cross puppies and the three bedroom queenslander home and gardens while the owners visited family in the UK.

~ December 2016 to January 2017 - Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane. Caring for the large four bedroom home, pool and extensive gardens, as well as Custard the cat while the owner spends the Christmas break with family in the UK.

~ November 2016 to December 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.

~ September 2016 to November 2016. Red Hill, Brisbane. Looked after the three bedroom Queenslander home and gardens, as well as four quirky inside cats. We have housesat here on four previous occasions while the owner holidays overseas.

~ June 2016 to August 2016. Redbank Plains, Brisbane. Caring for the three bedroom home, gardens, and Gemma, a 16 yo Jack Russell cross. We have housesat for the owners several times over the past 7 years as they like to get away in their caravan for extended periods.

~ January 2016 to May 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.

Simone


  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Lakes area, Ballarat

I'd love to House Sit to help people in looking after their pets in their familiar environment whilst saving for my first home.
I am 43, single, a non-partying type, don't smoke, a Full time student at Swinburne University, an online student as well and i'm also a freelance sound/post production engineer.
I am a good, kind, responsible person and very respectful of other people's property and their pets of course. I will treat them as though they were my own.
I have experience in house sitting and hope to help others. I have looked after both domestic (dogs and cats) and farm animals (horses and chickens) before.
I have references and a police check attached to my profile.
I would love to meet you and introduce myself, to give you a chance at getting to know me better as a house sitter and overall as a person, to help you decide for yourself of my suitability. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. Look forward to meeting you!

Simone

SUZANNE


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, TAS, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, WA

Hello Home Owners!

This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast; South Australia [ my birth state]..Adelaide and surrounds, the south east, Barossa Valley, Clare; and Victoria ..around and in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley; and in and around Newcastle.

Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful house-sits ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python.

I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and only have the occasional good wine or Guinness. I don't throw parties.. not even dinner-parties!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile USB internet , and mobile phone, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer. I have my own transport .

References are available.

Daniel


  • Sunshine Coast

Hi there, I'm Daniel. I'm an exceptionally experienced house sitter and pet carer, qualified gardener and landscape designer, and a very fit and active person who enjoys the beach, walking and hiking and generally everything the coast has to offer. I work locally in Maroochydore for the Sunshine Coast Council as a specialist in Development Services, and I have a block of land in Pomona where I am (slowly) building my house. In the mean time I am hoping to help someone out to look after their furry friends and their gardens as well when they are away from the home or holiday house. I am a very responsible and reliable mature man, with extensive international experience travelling, teaching and running large projects abroad.

HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE
I bring quality experience and references to any potential house sitting opportunities, I have decades of experience caring for animals (dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats) so beachside and rural opportunities are no problem, and I can also offer a very green thumb if you would like some assistance recommending plants or garden designs for your home. I have also managed volunteer accommodation around the world.

SUE : 13** yrs Professional House-Sitting


  • Melbourne

Metropolitan Melbourne **** I Devote 90% of my time to your home & pets :-)

GLOWING REFERENCES FROM ACTUAL CLIENTS/SOLID & RELIABLE REPUTATION.
MELBOURNE SUBURBS. COUNTRY/CITY FRINGE PREFERRED' I SPEAK ALL FELINE DIALECTS'
Experience with the peculiarities of Pedigree breeds plus domestic/moggies. NON-SMOKER/DRINKER AND I BRING NO PETS/CHILDREN. Quiet, Mature, Clean living christian woman**50 PLUS ***

******** FELINES (1-2) **********

I Bring no children/pets or other people baggage!

Clean, Smoke free homes with Tumble Dryer and WIFI Internet connection.

Excellent reputation; many repeat clients; which have been Cat-People :-) and I have been house sitting for several years full-time.
Home owner / renovator / decorator for several decades
Decades as a pet owner; mainly felines
Gentle & Compassionate animal/nature lover

I am a Polite, Friendly and Respectful, Quiet natured lady.

Capable, Friendly, Conscientious and helpful.

Strictly a Non-Smoker / Drinker/clean living
Extremely neat, clean and house-proud
Green Thumb
Light household / garden duties (no lawn mowing)

Excellent security as home 90 % of the time.
Security conscious and Vigilant; thus homes with good security i.e. working deadlocks/lights and off-street parking required.

Kathy & Russell


  • North Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld)

Hello,
I'm a mum of 2 beautiful kids and have my own business / store designing and making clothing from recycled materials. My partner Russell works as a school teacher. We love travelling, gardening, cooking, walking, doing upcycling projects. We have had lots of experience with dogs and Russell has also had cats in the past. I've grown up having dogs as pets mostly (Jack Russells, Chihuahuas, Labradors and a Bichon Frisse). However, when the last one passed away we decided we would not get another dog. Since then we've had a cockatiel and now also fish. We also have a vege garden and lots of indoor plants, so are very diligent with keeping our plant babies alive.
Previously we have had a little bit of housesitting experience when friends asked us to stay at their place while they were overseas. They have a staffy and lots of plants. We enjoyed this experience, and so have decided to join this site to do some more house sitting as a way to explore new places in Australia, while also enjoying some furry company. We believe in respecting your place 100%, keeping things tidy, and most importantly putting your pet's needs first. We are happy to arrive a little bit early to meet you and your pets. We we would also love to send daily updates should you require this. If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about your needs please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Beth


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I am a Retired (single now) School Teacher - mother of 2.
I am now living in a Retirement Village north of Newcastle in NSW.
I would like to spend some time in Melbourne to see if I would like to live there and be able to see my daughter occasionally and get to know my grandson.
I have house sat previously mainly in Canberra.
I have also had 2 Golden Retrievers for 28 years while the children were growing up.
I am sure I would be able to care for your home and your pets.
I am able to include 2 references if required.
Thanking you

Beth Milne

I have two References I will try to enclose.

Brendan & Karina


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, Flurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melb. Inner suburbs

Brendan currently manage a small fleet of 5 star, Luxury Houseboats on the Murray and other holiday accommodation. Semi retired, which allows us plenty of time to care for your home and spoil your pets.
We have great staff ,which allows us to live in any state and we have homes in both SA and NSW.
Both Real Estate Agents in our past life and have enjoyed polishing and presenting homes for sale. We love gardening, experienced with caring for pools and love dogs, cats, horses and in fact all animals.
We are non smokers and extremely fastidious. Please view either of our websites www.beachfrontmoana.com.au and www.whitehouseboats.com.au
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs.

Lyn & Peter


  • TAS, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My husband (Peter) and I are both in our mid sixties and decided to rent our house and buy a mobile home and trailer to take our Earth and Space Education Programs and Mobile Planetarium to schools in more remote areas.

We have little work, if any, over the school holidays and sometimes need a house to "recharge our batteries". We especially are looking for a long term house sit as our first schools are in Mt Gambier in February 2018 and we would love a house sit through January on the way.

We both are animal nutters and have even bought dog treats to give to animals we meet on our travels. Our last black labrador, Windsor, passed away 5 years ago and we are unfortunately unable to have a dog on our travels as we can be often in dog-free zones. We are often asked to dog and house sit by our friends who seem to think we're homeless. We have also house sat many other houses and many and varied animals, for people from this site and their friends.We can provide their names and phone numbers on request.

Neither of us are smokers and my husband has a "keep everything spotless" disease which makes me find him often staring longingly at cleaning products at Aldi while I am buying the fresh fruit and veg. We also have Working With Children Licences and Crimtrac police checks.

Anne


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast

Jim Morrison


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am moving to take up a new full-time position with Elders in Tassie.
I have previously house sat and can provide a reference if needed.
I am a tidy person and can look after the garden. My interests are tennis, golf and reading and this house in Mt Stuart would provide the perfect opportunity to tide me over while I look for a permanent residence.I have friends I can stay with until its available.

Liberty


  • Sydney

Hello!

I'm Liberty an experienced house sitter and general animal lover! I have grown up between London and my families' dairy farm in southern Africa. For a living, I am a social researcher and also have my own tiny ice-cream business (closed for the British winter). I'm a none smoker and generally more of a long walker than a gym/sports person. I was lucky enough to manage a 5-bed Airbnb property in London so I know a few things about housekeeping too.

I love dogs, and have grown up with countless companions on the farm from huge Rhodesian Ridgebacks to mental Westies, strays, Cocker Spaniels and tiny Welsh Terriers, I also love cats of course. I'm leaving London and my dog, Lady, for Sydney in October and I am keen to housesit a property with an affectionate dog.

My email is lablackmore@gmail.com

I can supply more references easily on request!

Harold


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Have done a number of house sits through this and one other site over the past 24 months. Some of these have been by me alone, and some with a partner who moved overseas for family reasons, in 2012. My new partner over the past 12 months is retired and is selling her home in the country. She recently joined me for a 3 week house sit at a small Bass Strait island and loved it.

These have included a substantial house in Melbourne eastern suburbs with 40 birds, 5 chooks and 2 dogs, a 5 acre luxury tourist property in the Melbourne Dandenong ranges with one very large 13 year old dog, two house sits in a lovely family home with a delightful Bichon dog in Melbournes east, a short sit in a smaller modern house with a jack russell and budgerigar, a 4 month house sit in a small outback Queensland country town with a Fox terrier and a young cat. I recently looked after a luxury two story property in inner Melbourne area (gardens only/no pets)

During 2013 largely on my own, I house sat at a 5 acre luxury home and a cat on a small bass strait island for 14 days, then a 3 week I house sat for a young single mum in a country town near Echuca with a cat and young border collie. In May/June I looked after a 20 acre property in Blue Mountains with horses, 4 cats and a dog. This was followed by 3 house sits with a variety of pets in WA and SA from July til end September 2013

I am semi retired, non smoker with a 4wd and caravan, and willing to travel to most parts of Australia. I mostly prefer medium term sits (3 - 8 weeks) but can be flexible, especially if it fits in with my schedule.


My background includes a variety of management and training roles as well as some trade/logistics experience.

I have owned several dogs, one cat [but seem to some how have a real affinity with a range of cats] and several ponies in past times, and are comfortable and responsible with gardens and homes of all types. I have a limited experience with farm animals (mostly cattle and sheep)

I can provide a range of references as well as a current police certificate.

Christina


  • Melbourne, Northern Vic, SW Vic

Hi,
My name is Christina, I am a mature youthful, semi retired lady. I enjoy cooking, art, reading, and watching a great movie.

I run my own small business part time from home, (a cleaning agency) , therefore I am home all day with the pets, my laptop and phone is all I need.

My own home in Highett Victoria, was recently sold. I would like to test other suburbs and see more of Australia before settling down again. House sitting Is proving to be a great way to do this.

I am willing to house sit long term, or short term.

I have a small dog myself, a Maltese Shihtzu cross, the cutest, friendliest, well behaved little dog named Jazzie. She blends in well with other pets which our references from previous sits attest to. We have house sat with cats and dogs, in mixed households, and households with two dogs with no problems whatsoever.

Please note, I am only interested in looking after pets that are allowed inside their home and allowed to sleep inside. We can enjoy walks outside and fun outdoors, but I do not believe our pets should be banned to living outside. All they want is to be with us.

If you are interested in meeting both Jazzie and I of course, would be happy to come meet with you and your pets .

I am very fussy in my own home and would certainly look after yours and your much loved pets as I would my own. I live a quiet peaceful life, I like to meditate and I read a lot and watch tv.

Most of my sits have been through Mindahome.com.au so far, you can view my references there. My ID is cqw.

Business and personal references can be given on request,

Warm regards,
Christina Boyle

Vicki & Mark


  • Perth
  • Reduced Contact

We are a couple in our mid 50's, non smokers and have been house sitting and looking after pets in Perth for 4 years. This includes birds, fish, cats, dogs, chooks and guinea pigs. We enjoy gardening and would be happy to mow lawns, water plants, etc.
We have references and police check available.
If you are looking to go away for more than 2 months we would be happy to contribute towards electricity and gas. Please call us at any time to discuss your needs.
Regards
Vicki and Mark

Rose & Michael


  • North Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, TAS

We're an active couple in our forties. At the end of 2015 we sold our 12 acre hobby farm south of Hobart, Tasmania, where we lived for 19 years, breeding alpacas and providing agistment for mini ponies.

We had mini long-haired dachshunds (our kids) for many years and also worked for a dog minding company providing care for dogs in our home, while their people went away.

In Feb 2016 we bought an apartment close to Hobart and have spent the winter house-sitting in Queensland. We would like to do some more travelling both in Australia and overseas.

We're quiet-living, private and tidy people and will care for your pets, home and garden as our own.

Tracy


  • Melbourne

Hello! I am a recently separated, mature, reliable, resourceful & considerate non-smoker, with references & police check.
As a home owner myself, I have engaged house sitters many times and I appreciate the assurance provided by a responsible house sitter. I look forward to affording other home owners with this confidence.
While I have no children, I have owned a cat for the last 16 years (although it's probably more appropriate to say that he owned me), and I have experience administering feline medication in various forms. I would care for your cat/s with the devoted affection of a true cat-lover.
I am tidy by nature and committed to maintaining a high standard of cleanliness.
I am employed full-time with the Victorian State Government and my office is located in the CBD.
If you are seeking a capable, respectful & flexible house sitter, please contact me.

Frances & Bronwyn


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

We are a professional couple, in our 50's, non-smokers. We have just sold our home of the past 16 years and are looking for a house to sit for approx 8 months from April, whilst our apartment is being built. We nurtured our two dogs Monte and Clary for 15.5 years. Sadly they have passed away. We love all animals and enjoy gardening and walking. We have assisted neighbours with care of their houses and pets when they have gone away. We are house proud and would look after your home with great care. We can provide references on request.

Dave


  • Syd. NW suburbs, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Far West, North West Slopes, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands

House, Property, Pet or Farm Minder, Security, Dave Warren.

Relief for owners in need of a break away. I mind homes, properties, hobby farms, farms with security. No property too small or too big.

I volunteer to mind properties with or without animals, I enjoy the change of pace.

Pets or farm stock get on well with me. I treat them as they are accustom, and as per owners instructions. They'll get their exercise, companionship and any medication necessary.

I maintain gardens, lawns, reticulation, swimming pools, etc. You will receive regular updates. I am self funded, bring my own groceries and volunteer my time for free. In return, I enjoy travelling, animal companionship and regional communities. Care for house pets, farm stock, homes, hobby farms etc.

I will NOT bring any pets of my own and your property will be in no less a condition or better on your return. Keep your property occupied and secure while your away. My experience includes hospitality tourism Aus and NZ, commercial industrial landscaping, resort supervision.

I have experience with my own roses, Kentia palm trees etc. Please review my references etc to see if I may be appropriate for you. I would required details of valves, extinguishers, power box, emergency services, contact details etc.

Dave Warren (Police checked). Relief for owners in need of a break away.

www.HouseFarmSit.com

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Sample References...

>> "To Whom It May Concern, David minded our small farm and we would recommend his services to anyone. He was extremely reliable and gave us great peace of mind that our home was being well looked after. He had to deal with a flooded river, moving cattle, maintaining the pool, maintained lawns and gardens and left the house in the same condition as we left it. He is a very self sufficient man, and was accessible to us if we had any enquiries. We will certainly ask him to house sit for us again. Regards Geoff and Judy 4 weeks, Bootawah.

>> "David Warren looked after our small acreage on the NSW Central Coast for two months and we were very fortunate to have him there. He kept us informed, sent pictures, and coped extremely well when a cyclone swept through the area, taking out trees in the street and on our property. The house was clean and tidy, the grass cut and everything looked great on our return and we would certainly use him again. We are quite happy to confirm this reference." Anne and David 8 weeks. Lisarow.

>> "Thank you for everything. It was great to know the place was in good hands, Maya and Trevor." This property mind was with a horse whisperer endurance rider, golden guitar award winner Trevor Knight, a horse whispering. He explained the horses gestures, and after giving specific body motions, he had the horse bowing it's head in acceptance, then turned and walked toward me, with the horse following at his shoulder. He will do field days for enough locals that gather anywhere. Maya and Trevor. Bulahdelah.

>> "We have no reservations in recommending you, or asking you to return if needed. It must have been rather difficult with the continuous rain, and floods, and we thank you for keeping everything safe. The dogs keep looking at the gate at every noise, waiting for you to return!, and piggy is very large, and even more chatty.". Clarencetown.

>> "Hi Dave, thank you for looking after the horses, chickens and our place so well. You certainly had to face a few weather induced difficulties!. Having the lawn beautifully mown was a lovely surprise. Good luck with your future house sits." Somersby.

>> "Just wanted to say thanks again, we returned last night to a house that was so clean and tidy that it almost didn't seem to have had anyone in it. Anyway, thank you again, very grateful that you kept everything alive you must have got sick of watering!! And I see you rescued the poor little palm and gave it a new home in the red pot... something I have been planning to do for ages." Lisarow.

>> "Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy and doing the fencing and assorted jobs around the farm, It is appreciated. We hope you were able to make time to get out and about and enjoy the area. Our trip went well – we caught up with family and friends in WA, found some wonderful camping spots and coped with the cold and rain. We certainly hope that we have been able to bring a bit of the wet stuff back. Again Dave, thank you so much for looking after our bit of paradise and caring for our cows, chooks, citrus trees, mail etc. All the best". Ede and Bob. October 2017.

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I am good with horses, dogs, cats, chooks, birds, cattle, sheep, fish etc. No property too small or too big, I enjoy the change of pace.

Dave Warren Property / Animal Care.
Interests include Aus fiction writing and photography.

Violet


  • Melbourne

Hello home owners!

I am a current university student in my twenties looking for an alternative to renting. My work and uni hours are quite flexible, which allows me to stay home to look after your pets during the day if needed! I am a non smoker, with no children, and am very reliable.

I am a huge pet and nature lover! From an animal loving family, I have experience looking after a range of pets including cats, dogs, lizards, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs as well as rabbits. I have also grown up in a big garden so am more than capable to look after gardens or veggie patches.

I am new to this site but have past experience house sitting for a number of places previously. I love to travel, and house sitting is a great way to save for my trips! I would love an opportunity to help look after your pets and home.

For any further questions or references, please feel free to contact me.

Violet

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

John


  • NSW

I am currently living in a Retirement Village. I am free to come and go as I please. I wish to become a house sitter as I want to experience living in various locations. I plan to sell my rented home in Sydney and buy a unit in Sydney or country NSW on the coast in which to live. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. As my children had pets I have had experience caring for cats & dogs. I am fit and I can mow lawns and attend to a garden as well if the stay is long enough. I am a tidy individual who likes to live in a clean well kept environment. I am a man of sober habits & I exercise regularly and meditate to keep physically and mentally fit.

John Harkins bio:

John graduated from the University of NSW as an Engineer and operated his own management consulting company for many years (www.unitconsulting.com.au). John is a retired Reserve Naval Officer.A Character Reference & a Police Check are enclosed.

JOHN HARKINS’ CHARACTER REFERENCE PROVIDED BY EMAIL

Fri 2/06/2017 1:52 PM

RE: John Harkins Character Reference

I have known John Harkins for approximately 20 years.

In my role as a business managers and owner, I have worked with many contractors and consultants, and in my opinion John is one of the most honest, hardworking, tenacious and principled people I know.

As far as is reasonably, or even unreasonably possible, John will do exactly as he promised he would do, on time or early, and will tell the absolute truth about what has happened and why. In other words, if John tells you about the past, then it happened, and if he tells you about the future, then it will happen! Naturally, John can be proven wrong by circumstance and outside forces, but when it comes to things turning out the way he promised, he will make extraordinary efforts to ensure that you can rely on his word.

Further, John is extremely loyal to his personal and professional relationships and partnerships. If you entrust something to John, he will take care of it, and you, with all his strength and ability – and as a highly tenacious individual, that is saying something.

I stayed in John’s house as a “boarder” for a few days a week, for about a year, while travelling into Sydney on business a few years ago. John is a very house-proud and particular man, everything has a place and everything is in its place. He allowed me plenty of freedom to “make myself at home”, and looked after the property I left in the room from week to week, and his Golden Rule is simple: leave it as it was when you found it, or better.

In reciprocity, for a few days a week for a year or more, I allowed John to use my Sydney-based vehicle while I travelled overseas; he follows his own advice, always surprising me with excellent care and attention to my car; perhaps he leaves it full of gas, perhaps he takes it in for a service, perhaps he cleans it; common courtesy perhaps, but that’s exactly what you hope for, when you leave a valuable asset in someone else’s care.

In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending John for the role he has indicated he’s interested in (house-sitting), and I’m confident he will protect and defend the owner’s property, and consequently live up to your trust in him.

Kind regards
James Powell
WiseTech GLOBAL
e: james.powell@wisetechglobal.com | s: cargowise.james.powell | t:+61 (2) 8001 2200

Cherie


  • Perth

I am a mature female who lives a very quiet lifestyle and I am hoping to care for your house/pets/garden. I have been housesitting full-time for approx 18months and because I've enjoyed it so much I've decided to continue with it for the tie being.

A little bit about me - I have travelled and lived abroad in many countries and homes, always maintaining and respecting them in the same manner that I would love and respect my own home.

I work from home and I live a very healthy lifestyle, enjoying yoga, swimming, art, outdoors, cooking, documentaries/movies, museum etc. I very much love animals and enjoy the nature, so am more than happy to maintain your gardens. I have plenty experience house sitting and have references available at your request. I also have a Federal Police Clearance.

At the moment I am currently on a long term house sit (6 months). I prefer long term house sits (ideally 2/3 months +). I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can help each other out, thanks.

Sarah & Adam


  • Hobart

We are a professional couple working in Hobart and we are available to housesit during 2017 and 2018. We are looking to build or buy our first home in late 2017/early 2018 so we are house sitting in the interim. We are currently booked up until late Oct 2017, but are available for positions after this period.

Adam works as a Health & Physical Education Teacher and I am a Podiatrist. We are both very responsible and organised people and we are very particular when it comes to cleanliness around the home so we will look after your home as if it were our own and keep it in immaculate condition. We are both lovers of all animals so we are more than happy and capable of looking after any pets. We are very active and love to get outdoors so taking dogs for daily walks is no issue for us. We are very experienced in caring for pets/animals.

Due to our professions, we need to undergo checks including police and working with children checks so we can easily organise copies of these and any other documents you would like to see.

We are available for both short and long term positions in Hobart and the nearby surrounding areas.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask any questions or find out more about us :)

Lisa


  • TAS

Hello, my name is Lisa. I am a 33 year old, non-smoker who has been living in South-West Victoria for almost 3 years.

I have recently enrolled in a design course at RMIT. Commencing on 20 August, the course will run for a number of weeks. I hope to find a place to call home near RMIT so that I can walk to and from classes, or hop on a tram.

I currently live on a small hobby farm where I love feeding the animals, searching for chook eggs and tending to the veggie patch. I would look after and care for your pets and your home as my own.

Please do get in touch if you would like to ask me any questions. Very best wishes, Lisa

Nicole


  • Melbourne

Hi there! 

My name is Nicole, and I am 22 years old from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I work full time for the government in the CBD, am a non-smoker and a lover of food and all animals. I was pretty lucky to have an amazing childhood of growing up on 40 acres in the Yarra Ranges. Here, I spent my days helping my mum look after our 10 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (she breeds and shows them), shearing Alpacas, and cuddling baby lambs. I've delivered puppies and looked after adopted cats so if you have pets, I promise you they will be in the best care. 

I have represented Victoria and Australia playing Squash and love to exercise in any form. Going for walks, drinking coffee at my local cafe, binge watching on Netflix and going to the Footy (an avid Collingwood supporter, don't hold that against me!) are my favourite ways to relax. 

Travelling is a true passion of mine and I love meeting new people and tasting different foods from all around the world. I am currently still living at home and saving for my first home, therefore I have put travelling on hold whilst I save. So I thought house sitting would be a great way to get away, as well as get a feel for what suburbs I could seeing myself investing in. And if I get to look after your gorgeous pets, then that's a win win for me! I can guarantee you, that I would treat your pets and your home like they were my own.

I am available for any length of time, and I can provide both personal and professional references on request. I have house sat for relatives and family friends who have pets and homes of all sizes, and have found it to be a valuable experience. I have also used AirBnB extensively in my travels, and can provide reviews from the hosts of the places I have stayed in. I also have a Police Check, and my full driver's licence.

If you need your pets and home to be looked after, I would love to hear from you! I am reliable, trustworthy and clean and can assure your home and pets will be in the most capable hands.

Mark & Hayley


  • Melbourne

We are a professional couple in our 40’s and 30’s (no children) who have previously owned a home so know the value of having clean, considerate, reliable, non-smoking, trustworthy people to look after your property. We both have previous experience with house sitting and looking after pets and have grown up with both cats and dogs in the past. We both work full time in the city, at Melbourne University as a Senior Lecturer in Art and as a Graphic Designer (two days in the city, three days from home). Apart from work, we live a very quiet lifestyle and enjoy walking, running and playing tennis. We have just returned from travelling for three months in Europe in 2017, and would be available to house sit a property long or short term from February 2018. We are more than happy to meet with you first to allow you to make your decision as to who you want to look after your property and pets. Please feel free to call, text, or email us at any time to discuss what you may require.

Sabine & Rene


  • Melbourne

Hello,

Thank you for stopping by on our profile!

We are a friendly, quiet, reliable, organised and non-smoking couple in our mid 40's with no children working as researchers in Melbourne who started house sitting to experience living in and around Melbourne after moving to Melbourne in 2015.

Through house minding, we have had the opportunity to mind and enjoy many loved pets and befriend their wonderful owners. Our experience includes small and big dogs, cats, chooks, and fish. We have taken care of properties of various sizes. While you are away, we will ensure that your house and garden stay in good condition and most importantly that your pet(s) will be lovingly cared for with regular updates.

Our preference goes out to arrangements of longer duration (ranging from between 6 weeks to several months) but are also open to house sits of somewhat shorter duration.

We are more than happy to meet you and your pet(s) in person and chat about how we can help you. Also, in case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. References and endorsements from completed house sits, police checks, and character references are available.

We look forward to meeting you and exploring if we are a match for you and your pet(s)!

Best regards,
Rene and Sabine

Joan & Philip


  • Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, South Coast

Available Dates: various dates from August 2017
Mature, non- smoking, active, semi –retired, married couple.
Previous house sit experience with 'Happy House sitters' and private pet/house sits through family friends (please see our pet sit references on the housesitters site).
We moved to Australia last year under the parent visa scheme as our family are already Australian citizens and live locally in Sydney.
We are reliable, honest, non-smoking and still own our own home (with large garden) in England (owned for 35 years) so are very capable of maintaining a good, clean standard of care and security when looking after your home and pet(s), as if our own. We previously owned our own pets over the years (dog/cat/rabbit) and understand how it feels to be away from your pets and property. Please see the references posted on happy house sitters.
We are currently housesitting until we decide where we want to live permanently. Our Children are professionals who have lived in Sydney for 12 and 5 years respectively and we have previously visited them every year so are familiar with the local surroundings.
We really enjoy the house sit experience, having a 'sense of routine and responsibility’ and yet still being around to help the family out . References can also be provided from the private house sits if required. We like to sample life in surrounding local areas & like to offer 'something back' with a professional service.
We will have plenty of time to attend to any pet care/house jobs in the mornings, but would probably be out during the middle of the days exploring the local area/visiting family and be back early evening for walks/feeds etc and be around during the evenings. We have our own car if needed for vet care etc.
We offer a professional service, would only bring minimum luggage with us and could easily vacate the property if required in an emergency, to stay with family members.
We are both active (run and bike) and are able to do any house jobs, basic maintenance, gardening and pet care. We can send texts/ pictures/updates if required whilst you are away.
Philip is a qualified electrical contractor/builder so can attend most maintenance issues if you wished in an emergency, should any arise.
I worked in University Administration for 20 years so have experience in confidentiality and security awareness.
We are happy to meet you anytime prior to the housesit and will provide you with our mobile number to arrange if you wish.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
We have UK and Australian police checks.
Thank you
Joan and Philip Jackson