We are booked til Nov 25, and available after that and can consider places around Australia for Christmas. In the new school year, we are open to places in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern NSW. Brett teaches music 3 days a week at private college on the Gold Coast. I am at home most times. We are a great team. I love to cuddle, snuggle, massage, coo over all the animals, make sure they are fed and clean and related. Brett loves to play with all the animals. All their needs, and more, are met by us. We have current police reports, and excellent references.We are well travelled American/Australian and Australian/NewZealander and have housesat and animal cared many times over 10 years, and also had others housesit our homes we have owned in Maleny Australia and Nelson NZ. We follow the golden rule, and love the concept of sharing home spaces, caring for a home, not a housesitter. We love animals, and know that they are members of your family, and we will treat them like members of ours. We are spiritually conscious, and always aim to bring quality life and good energy wherever we are with the goal of helping co-create a better life for all. We have housesat in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and America, and we bring good positive energy to keep your home and animals nourished. I love nature and caring for a garden, vegetable, or floral. We are clean and conscious, non-partiers, peaceful and cooperative. As well established travelers who have often used housesitters, we know the gift it is to have someone on whom you can lean. We like to provide that service for others, and believe what goes around comes around. What we bring to the assignment / relevant experienceWell experienced in small units to 100 acre properties, from city to country, and from average suburbia to multi-million dollar estates. Organization, integrity, great communication, empathic with animals, clean, clarity, spiritually aware and conscious, multicultural realities. We are able to cover the depth and breadth of your needs as a loving and committed married couple. Our own great teamwork blend of partnership can serve you in your household needs. We have joyful expression and kindness as an asset to offer to your beloved animals. We have had our own gardens and properties and honor the relationship we have with you, your animals, and your property. We are honest, clear, trustworthy, caring.
Animal loving Vegan looking for a temporary to long term home sitHello! My name is Wayne and I'm 35, single, and a non-smoker. I work full time as an IT Professional for a software vendor in the Sydney CBD and currently live south west of Sydney. Having owned my own home, I am aware of the care and responsibilities required to keep and maintain a house hold and will treat your house as my own. I have completed a number of house sitting roles for several years now, more so for friends relatives who frequently travel, therefore tend to the care of their little creatures and well-manicured gardens. I also spent considerable time house sitting on my travels abroad.Having grown up with many animals since a child, namely dogs, cats and fish, and still the proud owner of a cute yet mischievous little jug (Jack Russell x Pug) named Dusty, I know what it is to be a pet owner and the love and attention they each require.I'm fit and super active therefore my weekends are generally spent outdoors either on long walks such as Centennial Park or the Coogee to Bondi coastal; or finding new trails. I love the beach therefore hoping to find a sit close to the ocean; however am fine with both urban and natural surroundings. The mum recently moved in with me; whom I love to bits; however I do enjoy my own company and would like this opportunity to have some time on my own and be closer to work whilst the little guy (Dusty) has the company of mum. I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance if required.If you would like to know more, please feel free to ask any questions. Would love to hear from you.Wayne
It is great to be back in Sydney and I am happy to house and pet sit. I am a mature, happy lady who has experience house sitting for employers and friends. Now I would like to do it more often in different areas, my niece wanted me to move to Perth to be close to her. I was over there for 15mths house and pet sitting, meeting lovely people and animals. I am clean, tidy, non smoking, love animals and looking after a garden. I have references, a police check and working with children check. I have never had experience on a farm so that type of house sitting is not for me. I am looking forward to minding your home, garden and pets.
Hi, I am a 24 year old full time administration officer/public servant working around the Caulfield and bayside areas. I currently reside an hour out of Melbourne thus am seeking house sits in the south/south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to be closer to my work. I am incredibly tidy and clean and enjoy looking after pets. I have grown up with cats and dogs my whole life and especially enjoy going for an evening walk with a dog. Non-smoker.
I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements.Hope we can assist each other .
Hi we are Meagan and Alberto. We are a non-smoking couple in our early-to-mid 30’s, who will look after your home as you do. We are an excellent team and proud of living an efficient, clean and organised lifestyle. Meagan (30 years old) was born in Melbourne, and is a Health Promotion Project Officer for a community health service. Alberto (34 years old) was born in Rome, Italy, works as a Project Coordinator for a construction company. We have been together for 5 years living both in Italy and Melbourne. We have both grown up with pets (cats and dogs) and we do love, being outdoors and gardening. Meagan already has experience as a house sitter and Alberto coordinates holiday rentals in Italy and so he has a good understanding of property maintenance requirements. Meagan has a shorter working day, so will easily be able to take you dog for walks before and after work. On weeknights we generally like to stay home and cook. On weekends, we like to be outdoors, so weather permitted we’ll look to take your dog on an excursion. Our interests: all things italian, cooking, sport, movies, photography, camping, being outdoors and being with friends and family. We see house sitting as an activity that provides a mutual benefit to the homeowner and to the sitters. We will look after your home, garden and pets they way you would. We are house sitting to save money for a deposit on our own home, to experience various suburbs and communities across Melbourne and to demonstrate that there are different ways of living ie. a) with few possessions and b) with trust in people to look after your best interests without an exchange of money. We are most interested in house sitting roles for at least 3 weeks in duration. For any roles over 1 month we are happy to pay for our use of internet, electricity and gas. We believe this is a fair agreement. What we can provide: Police checks, House sitting, rental, personal and professional references. We are happy to meet you multiple time before you decide that we are the sitters for you. If you would like us to get to know your pets before you leave we’re happy to come over for a play. What we promise: To stay in regular contact with you while you’re away. We can send photo updates of your home, garden and/or pets; Skype is even an option. To do as you ask. Let us know how you do things at home, and we will continue to do them in the same way. We are quick learners and respect that you know what is best. To respond responsibly and appropriately to any unforeseen events, communicating with you along the way. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more about us.
I am a 51 year old who sold her apartment in Elwood in 2016 (after 16 years) and has recently returned from Europe and Morocco. I am at the 'in-between' stage of my journey ... I cannot decide where to live, so have not purchased my next sanctuary yet. House-sitting is a great alternative to renting as I am not in a position to commit to a 12 month lease.Having been a homeowner in the past and shared various properties in my life, I appreciate what is required in looking after a home. I haven't really had experience in house-sitting per se - I stayed in a house in a French village in July/August last year for 3 weeks and looked after the house & 6 cats whilst the owner was mostly away in the city with work - I suppose it was house-sitting, although the owner would return on the weekends. Needless to say, I love cats - the cats were all fed, watered and appeared happy - they even invited a hedgehog to dinner one night :-) ... and I did a lot of AirBnB ... there are reviews of my stay in the AirBnB site. I am very reliable, clean, a non-smoker, enjoy my daily walks and like to cook at home, with the occasional theatre show & dinner night out. Please feel free to contact me or alternatively, I am happy to meet to discuss your requirements. Thanx!
IntroductionWe lived in Slovenia, Europe for around 15 month,where we own a house on a hill overlooking our orchard and grapevines. Recently came back to Australia, Qld again to live and be to be close to our kids.We love to be outside in nature, be it in the mountains or near the sea. Last year, we moved from Australia and New Zealand to Slovenia, where we lived and worked in our younger years, to retire. Now we are back to Australia!We have owned homes all our lives and we understand the care and attention that it takes to maintain a home. In retirement, we love traveling around the world and being active and fit. Our daughters still live in Australia so we would be very interested in house-sitting in Australia and New Zealand. We enjoy gardening and have maintained many gardens over the years. If you have a garden We would love to take care of it. We have been loving dog-owners our whole lives and enjoy caring for and being around all kinds of animals.Why we want to house sitWe would love to house sit to see many different places and cultures, languages, people. We believe that house-sitting provides a unique opportunity to get to know a new places and new people and culture from the perspective of a local.What we bring to the assignment / relevant experienceWe have owned homes in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. While we have no formal experience house-sitting, ( we set for our daughter Branka), we know how to care for and maintain a home. We would work with home-owners to create a plan for how they want their home maintained and their pets cared for in their absence.Branka11 October 2016Branka and Tom have on numerous occasions taken care of both my home and my dogs. Over the period of a few years they house-sat for myself and my husband on 3-4 occasions for time periods spanning anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. They are exceedingly tidy (in fact, our house was always tidier upon our return than we had left it) and responsible. They absolutely adored our two dogs, a boisterous 2-yr old kelpie and an elderly terrier, both of whom require very different care, attention and exercise (the kelpie needs regular exercise in order to address his high energy and our older dog needs regular short walks, regular grooming and occasional medication). We felt completely comfortable with Branka and Tom who took care of our home and pets as if they were their own. Would recommend any time!Cilka - Bled, Slovenia03 December - 11 December 2016Branka and Toma were my first house and petsitting experience and I couldn't have chosen a better sitter. As they live quite close, they came to visit me two weeks before the first sitting. They are both extremely friendly and considerate. It was very nice to get some photos of my dog while I was away and I came home to a very happy dog and extremely clean house. It was so good to know that somebody is taking such good care of my house and the dog while I was away. I felt as if a grandma from a fairytale was coming. I would highly recommend Branka and Tomo as sitters - I would definitely be very happy if they come again.
Hello. We are a professional couple who are relocating to the Orange area. We are both quiet, clean, non-smokers who love animals. We have house-sat several times, looking after domestic pets, chickens and an aquaponics system. We would consider any housesit within commutable distance to Orange, and will be happy to consider rural and urban properties.We are quiet people who value the experience of living in different properties, and who, as such, are highly respectful of your property. We always leave a house clean and tidy, with some basics in the fridge so you have something to eat after returning from your travels. We are relocating to the Orange area to be closer to family, and would love to housesit as a way to get to known the area, as well as meet new people.Dan & Sarah
Hello! I just moved to Australia from Florida and I am looking to house sit in Sydney. I absolutely love animals and I have owned 3 dogs, trained 2 of them, a cat, a bearded dragon, 2 sugar gliders, and different types of fish. I have also done some pet sitting. I love playing with and training animals and creating a close bond with them. There is nothing better than coming home to an animal that is overjoyed to see you at the end of a long day.A little bit about me: I am a fun, bubbly person who enjoys long walks, the beach, outdoor activities, traveling, taking dance classes, and playing sports. I am very clean and tidy and will ensure to leave your home exactly the way you left it. I am great at cleaning too and would be happy to do some house work during my stay. I can also help take care of any plants you may have. I look forward to meeting you and your furry/feathered/scaled member of the family!
We are a retired couple who have just sold our house in Crescent Head and we have a land subdivision in progress but it is not yet ready to build on. We are looking to do some travel and experience different places while our subdivision is being completed. We are non smokers who are active and walk and swim most days. I am a retired Associate Professor and last worked at the University of Sydney and Billy is a retired teacher and is a Company Director of a company involved in land development. We have always owned our own home and can assure you we will treat your home as we treat ours. We have travelled extensively and during two different long term trips to Europe stayed in a number of Airbnb properties and have an excellent profile on Airbnb (see attached references). We are happy to look after pets, pools and gardens. We can supply references on request.
Hi, I am a clean, sporty non-smoker looking for a place to stay with some animal companions. I am a big time animal lover. I have grown up with a dog, multiple cats, a hamster, and horses (in a community stable). While I was an Au Pair in Italy, I loved the family's dogs as I would my own. I walked or ran with them every morning not as a part of my job, but just because I loved doing it. My boyfriend, Jacob (29), is an artist who is very meticulous when it comes to cleaning, and will be staying with me when he is not working. He is great at caring for plants and chickens as his mother has a big beautiful garden and a coop with four chickens, so where I lack in experience, he makes up for it. He shares my love for animals, exercise, and cooking. So we are both looking forward to having a kitchen to use together while I am in Australia. I will have lots of free time during my stay to look after your home and pets and provide both with excellent care while you are away! I am not Australian, but I have been cleared by the LiveScan background check here in the States.
We are a fit and active newly retired married couple in our late fifties.Living in a suburban house with our aged but gorgeous cat we are now free and flexible in our house sit dates due to having no more job commitments!In my previous life I was the Chief Financial Officer for a Brisbane based construction company.My wife Patsy was a nursery hand for a native plant nursery on the Gold Coast and she is a still a keen gardener and likes nothing more than pottering around our garden.Our previous home was on 8 acres which included horse paddocks and formal gardens which we maintained to a high level so the care and maintenance of your garden would certainly be in safe, experienced hands.From an early age my wife has been besotted with animals and has kept a menagerie over the years which included horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs to name just a few!Any animal in her care would be looked after with much gentleness and love.Having had a house sitter to look after our rural property and animals in the past we fully understand the importance of our proposed job as house sitters.We would appreciate the opportunity to become your house sitters and would meticulously maintain your property and care faithfully for your animals.Looking forward to hearing from you,Vance & Patsy
Hi! My name is Tara and my husband is Richard. I'm an Australian. Rich is American. We were homeowners in the U.S. For 20+ years and in 2012, sold everything and moved (home) to Australia. We've been in Sydney now for 3 years. In February (2017) we will be travelling full time once our 'nest' empties. Our daughter is off to Uni, so it's on to our next chapter as well. Our home base is wherever our daughter is, otherwise it's wherever we are at the moment. We're slowly traveling the world, one house sit at a time. I'm a writer (both fictional and travel blogger) and Rich is my trusty editor, driver and sanity saver (aka right hand.). We have reputation of being fastideously clean, very responsible and extremely reliable. We have been owners of cats, dogs, fish, frog, chickens, cows, sheep and geese. I grew up on a farm in the Upper Hunter Valley of N.S.W., and I would be remiss to say that all of our animals were very spoiled. As for my husband, his husband's nickname is 'St.Francis'. I have no chance when it comes to being the favourite with pets...I'm simply the one to bring their food & water. =)We look forward to treating your home with the utmost respect and spoil your pets as if they were our own. We're excited about the opportunity to housesit. As full time travellers, we'd like to 'give back' as it were and allow others to travel as well, without having to worry about their house and pets (we know how that is having had a house and animals previously). Since we are travelling full time, we like the idea of being somewhere for more than a day or two, to immerse ourselves into the areas we stay. We also like the idea of slow travel, having a bed to sleep in (that is not our campervan) and be able to be somewhere where we can write and work without having to do all that at a picnic table or in a coffee shop. Most of all, we're looking forward to getting our pet fix. Having had animals all our lives, it's been a hard adjustment not having pets since moving (back) to Australia.
Hello,My name is Kayla I am 30 years old and originally from New Zealand. I am a single, non-smoker, without kids or pets of my own. I've done a couple of house sits in Newcastle, one with 2 gorgeous Japanese Spit dogs, and can happily provide you with references for these, and can also provide a recent police check.Very respectful, and will care for your home & animals as though they were my own:)I will keep your home and animals, happy safe and clean while you are away.Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I am happy to have chat with you and let know more about me. I look forward to chatting with you!Thanks Kayla
Hi there! Looking for a housesit in Sydney prefer north shore, northern beaches, inner west... but will also consider other Sydney Suburbs from 28th May 2017.My name is Nicole and I would love a chance to look after your home and pets as if it were my own! I am a responsible and mature 37yr old single female, who works in the City in Tourism. I have been housesitting now since December 2011 and I am having a great time meeting wonderful new people and animals. I am loving experiencing the different suburbs of Sydney, it's allowing me live in neighbourhoods that I do not know and would of never thought to live in which is great fun and exciting. I am currently saving money and have payed off my debts. I would love settle into my own place one day. A goal of mine is to buy my own place someday. I am very caring and trustworthy. I absolutely love all animals. I love walking, swimming and bike riding. I really enjoy my time at home on my days off or exploring the new suburb that I am in. I have looked after a variety of homes from large family homes to small units. My experience with animals is mainly cats and dogs. I really enjoy walks with the doggies and playing in the park or on the beach. I have looked after other pets including guinea pigs, fish, birds. I love all animals and enjoy their company. I will be available to look after your home and animals from the 12th February 2017. I am a non smoker and like to water the plants and sit out in the Garden, I have had experience looking after pools and am happy to do that too. I am clean, tidy and will be respectful of your property. I can provide you with excellent references from my previous housesits. I am ready to housesit, hopefully for weeks or months, I am ready and available. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information or questions you may have. I have put down the Northern Beaches and North Shore as my preferences, but am willing to consider other suburbs too, so just contact me. Would like to experience different suburbs, I also like the eastern suburbs and Inner West.Check me out in the paper here:http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/housesitter-on-a-rentfree-mission-to-afford-her-own-home-20131102-2wtf4.html
Hello, I am a retired primary teacher. I have a police check (working with children police check) and am experienced at house-minding. I think you will be reassured by my references; these I am happy to email to you. I am a non-smoker. I am used to dogs and cats and fully appreciate that you would want first class minding of your pets. If I mind your home you can be assured that it will be properly cared for.Lucy cI have known Mr George Carlyle for many years. During that time I have called upon George to look after my house and garden during my trips interstate or overseas on a number of occasions. George has always been reliable, trustworthy and looked after my place/s very well. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others who need someone to fulfil other such roles, and would be happy to verify my experiences with him as house-sitter and garden carer. I have also referred him to friends of mine (in Northcote and for a three-month stint in France where pets were cared for as well). All reported being very satisfied with George's involvement. 21 Showers StreetPreston, Vic 3072To whom it may concern,I have known George Carlyle for the past six years and felt confident to ask him to look after my property last year. My wife and I travelled overseas for three months and were keen to get someone in to look after the place. We asked George because of his responsible and sensible manner.I have absolutely no hesitations in recommending George as a house /home sitter as he looked after our place brilliantly which made our trip all the more enjoyable. Yours SincerelyMarty FTo Whom it may concern.I have known George Carlyle for about 30 years. In this time George has always been a person with high standards with a genuine concern for community. George has always shown great respect to any items that he owns or have been left in his care. I feel sure this would be equally reflected in any property that was placed in his possession. As the owner of a beachside property, I have no hesitation in allowing George full, and unlimited access whenever it is available. And have always found it to be left in excellent condition. I have absolutely no hesitation in putting my name forward as a reference in George’s search for house, and honestly believe that any landlord could not get a better tenant. Chris W
My partner and I work full-time in the animation industry in Moore Park, so would love to house-sit in the Inner City or Eastern suburbs. We're saving for our own home, and it would be a pleasure for us make sure that your home is well looked after. We have rented prior at the same address for 18 years, and have owned cats, fish and small parrots in the past. We're non-smokers and home-bodies, and will gladly care for your pets and plants. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, and will also provide past references and a police check.
Hi - we are a semi retired couple living on the Sunshine Coast in Qld. Below are the points we consider to be the most important reasons for why we have chosen to become regular house/pet sitters:- We have completed a number of pet/house sits and have found the experience to be really enjoyable and a great way for us to travel to different areas in Australia. We have had some wonderful pet experiences, met some great people and so we can only say really good things about our completed pet sits.We are, of course, particularly conscious of the fact that we are in someone else's home and we take that responsibility very seriously. Most importantly, we are animal lovers, have had many dogs and cats and know the one thing a pet owner wants, is to know their animal is happy and well cared for - we have been there ourselves. We always keep in touch via email with updates on how your pet is going. So look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested in our minding their home and or pet while they are away.References available
Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too. I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes. My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :) Available from 19 November 2014.
HiI have recently been made redundant and am looking to relocate from Bathurst to the Newcastle area.I would love to house sit for you as it would be a win win for us all. I am clean and tidy and don't smoke and you can leave for your holiday comfortably knowing that your home and loved pets are in safe hands.I have had dogs all my life until recently, and also one cat! I know the need for love, stimulation and exercise.I am very capable and know the requirements of running a household. In my younger days I have held various jobs including gardener, cleaner, housekeeper nanny, ironing lady, all of which I performed well and received positive referrals.Whilst I have no prior formal experience through these forums I am confident I will be able to maintain your household during the period of your holiday, enabling you to enjoy your time away free from worry.Please contact me to discuss any issues you may have.CheersSally
Hi :) I am a single working female who has recently become a full time house sitter. I am a non smoker and have had experience with many animals as I grew up on a sugar cane farm in north QLD. I am happy to walk dogs and carry out any tasks to care for your home during my stay. I am respectful and considerate and I am happy to come and meet with you if required :) Please feel free to ask any further questions?...........hope to hear from you....Cheers...Mel :)
Colleen and Ray are relocating to Bali on or around January 31st 2018, to run our Restaurant in Legion. We will be selling our home between now and Xmas 2017 and are looking to house sit anywhere between November 1st and January 31st. We don't have any pets as our Beagle passed away 2 years ago and due to our relocation, decided against getting another dog. We are both non smokers (never smoked) and are very clean, professional people who care about other peoples pets and property. Looking after another persons pets is not a problem as we also run a very large Worldwide Pet Transport Company here in Carlisle WA. We look forward to hearing from prospective Home Owners and are more than happy to catch up for a coffee etc for a chat. Viewing our home is also not a problem for those who would like to inspect how we live. Ray and Colleen.
We are a clean living non smoking couple.We are experienced in looking after animals having had them all our life but at the moment We don't have any due to the passing of our beloved dog a year ago and still cannot bring ourselves to replace him..We are an energetic easy going couple and still working full time..We can only sit weekends and public holidays at the moment in the hope of getting some experience to do it as a part time project in retirement We enjoy cycling, travelling, walking and our Grand children .
Hello I am a mature female, Registered Nurse and animal lover. I have recently taken time off work to study full time by correspondence. This means I am able to take care of your home and animals on a full time basis. I am currently based in Perth but will be moving to Melbourne mid July and intend to continue house sitting there. I am happy to speak with home owners via Skype or by phone as I understand how important it is to meet with the prospective house sitter as this is a trust relationship where all parties need to feel comfortable with the arrangement made together. I am very quiet, respectful, and trustworthy.House and pet sitting is perfect for me at the moment as I am not working while I am studying so I have plenty of time to look after your much loved pets and gardens if need be.Studying by correspondence means I will always be at your home and can work study time around caring for your animals and home.I have excellent references and a police clearance. I look forward to meeting you and looking after your much loved pets so that you can go away worry free.Thankyou. Lainie
We are a Lap top Lifestyle professional couple travelling and working virtually in our recruitment business. We have always worked virtually and are self sufficient, we have our own wifi devices and our own laptops. We would love to house sit and take care of any animals as we are both are animal lovers and have performed house sits before. We work quietly on laptops from any home base and can be around if needed for animals anytime during the day. We are travelling with our own vehicle and cycles to explore locations that we stay at. We are very clean and will always treat homes like they are our own. We have been staying in properties using Air B & B and our references to date have all been 100 % 5 star ratings. We can be contacted anytime on our mobiles and can also provide house sit references as well. We are both mature, non smokers and clean eaters as well. Looking forward to looking after your house and your pets - Nikki & Richard.
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