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Valerie


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I am a teacher in my 40s on long service leave in 2017 who is looking for a house sit (or several) between travel trips with my Mum. I have been a responsible tenant and will take care of your home like it is my own. I have experience with minding cats and dogs, and also with farm animals. I live a clean and tidy lifestyle and seeking a quiet environment where I can write. If your house is by the ocean that would be a huge bonus as I love the beach. Just to clarify, the cat in the picture does not travel with me, he belongs to my good friends in Melbourne!

Rebecca


  • Melbourne, Geelong

Hi there,

I am a teacher by training who is seeking house sits on NSW school holidays (initially I was going to study in Melbourne but am studying online now / still teaching in NSW) as I have family in Melbourne - I sometimes stay with them too but nice to have space. I am currently employed and can supply work references.

I am seeking to eventually move to Melbourne and am building there at the moment. I myself am a home owner with 2 homes in Central West NSW (rented via typical means through an agency) and a home in the Snowy Mountains (which I will get someone to house sit while I am gone for 12 months).

I have worked as a teacher most of my life with a short two year stint working for two churches in Children's Ministry. I have attached my written reference from this position. I have experience with animals - I have had a cat and dog in the past as well as chickens - but only have a horse at the present moment which will be looked after by people who look after my home when I come to Melbourne for house-sitting.

I am familiar with Melbourne as I grew up in this place, living in South Yarra (going to South Yarra Primary as a child) and then attending McRobertson Girls' High too. I have family (cousin & his family) in Williamstown who can vouch for me and I also house sit for them when they have been overseas, previously looking after their rabbit.

I am seeking about short term holiday stints throughout the year although open to discussion! I also have a 5 year old child who does NOT write on walls or mess up the place - he is well behaved but a typical child who loves animals too. He will be in child care when I am at uni... it is only myself and my child (no boyfriends and definitely not be bringing men home). I am not a party person nor do I smoke. I am a pretty quiet person who likes to have a few close friends around me and I have friends and family in Melbourne already and happy to entertain at their home or have quiet dinners at house sit home. I like reading, writing and movies so a bit of a home-body.

I am pretty clean and have worked in house-keeping in 5 star hotels and currently volunteer my services now at my local church in cleaning. I like keeping a tidy garden and happy to water plants, mow lawns etc. I love walking dogs and keeping fit. I am happy to look after most animals but prefer animals which are okay with children. I have my own car to drive animals to vet / parks etc.

I can supply verbal references and happy to discuss your needs too.

Love to talk more!

Rebecca

Amy


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hello, I am a responsibly and tidy sitter who loves animals, especially cats and dogs. After my own cat passed away a couple of years ago I had fostered homeless cats. Now I am looking to save some money by caring for your animal in your home. As a nurse I can provide a police check and I can also provide references from previous house sits. I am available for long and short term assignments.

Alison


  • Sydney

I am 55 years young at heart,a retired Care home owner for the elderly of 20 years,and will be joining my daughter who moved to eastern suburbs Sydney 5 years ago. My interests include Architecture,renovating period properties,a real foodie,gardening and long walks,a non smoker and have police checks.
I love the flexibility that house sitting allows me to explore and experience the globe,whilst I want to travel a lot I cant be a pet owner at this moment in time but love the idea I can be a pseudo pet owner and take care of your pets - flexibility great. I also love the fact that house sitting we are both helping each other out :) I have owned and cared for pets of my own and can understand the importance of animals in peoples lives.

Alicia


  • Sydney, North Coast, Northern QLD, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hello,

I'm Alicia, 25 and studying/working in Melbourne. I grew up on a property in the wombat state forest (central victoria) and have lived in Melbourne for the last few years. I am looking to house-sit while I finish my degree and save some money. I think it will suit me because I like to try new things and be in different places, but also appreciate having a nice place to retreat to. I view this as a good opportunity to experience different areas of Victoria (and Australia if i'm game enough over summer break!).

I am a caring and considerate person and would take care of your home with the same level of pride and respect as I would my own. I love animals of all kinds and am excited at the prospect of making some new pet friends. I have a cat called Mogwai (see picture) who I found a few years ago as a kitten living underneath my house. He's a little bit odd, but very well loved. If you have a home that could accommodate one more cool cat, I would love to bring him with me (if not, don't worry! He's got a good home at my Mums house.) I am a good problem solver and a quick learner (and I can follow instructions!), so am confident I would be able to take care of your pets and can handle things in an emergency. I'm pretty fit and stronger than I look (through sheer will most of the time!) and would be able to handle a larger dog too. Where I live at the moment we have a thriving vegie garden and a mish mash of succulents and ferns. I wouldnt say I have a green thumb, but I know how to compost, weed, fertilise, water, prune and mow. I spend a lot of time reading and always always prefer to do it in a nice sunny spot in the garden.

I'm home quite often during the day reading or writing for uni and finish work in the early afternoon, so it's rare that I'm out late. When I have free time I like to exercise- jogging, walking, cycling, go to the beach, bake and read. I try to live well and like to keep myself and the place I live healthy. I'm both clean and tidy and am flexible with dates or if you have special requirements for your pets/home care (scheduled walks, cleaning etc). I haven't uploaded references yet as I've only just registered as a house sitter, but they are on their way along with a police check. I am willing to provide additional references or information if required.

I really hope to hear from you soon and look forward to looking after your home.

Sue


  • Sydney, Lower Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter Valley

Natasha & Thomas


  • Launceston, Rural/Regional Tas

Tom and I are looking to house sit in Launceston /greater region before we purchase our own home in the area. We love to travel and meet new people. We enjoy exploring our home state Tasmania sampling our wonderful food, wine, beer and cheese.

We love animals and hope to one day start our own menagerie but in the mean time your furry, feathered or scaly babies will be treated as our own.

Tom is an mechanical engineer working in Exeter. He is a very hands on practical person who will be able to maintain gardens and any odd jobs that are required whilst you are on holidays

I am an office manager working in the city. I have a certificate in small animal management and loads of experience working for the Dogs Home of Tasmania, the RSPCA and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Together Tom and I will treat your home as if it were our own. We appreciate you opening up your home for our stay and look forward to meeting your family.

Thanks
Tash and Tom
0408147056

Joyce & Brian


  • Sydney

We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We are coming to Sydney in November 2017 for 12 to 14 weeks spending some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our 3 year old grandson. Although we have only house sat in Scotland for friends, my husband and I have completed about 12 house exchanges , 7 of them in Australia. Quite a few of our exchangers have mentioned how clean and tidy we have left their homes.
we have 3 self catering apartments on our property, which can be viewed on our website www.knott.skye.co.uk. Reviews can be read on Tripadvisor property no 3676647.
As cat owners jointly for 40 years, we would be happy to care for any cats or other small pets.
In the summer, we spend a lot of time in our garden and are self sufficient in vegetables for a good part of the year and would be happy to water and tend a garden where required.
We both like reading and going for not too strenuous walks and are interested in bird watching and other wildlife. Our other great interest is good food.
You have our assurance that your house would be cared for as our own and any minor maintenance attended to.
References can be supplied.

Simon


Melbourne Inner suburbs, outer west

Hi,

We are a non-smoking, tidy, clean and conscientious couple who loves animals - having grown up with a rabbit, a cat and a dog I am used to living and caring for animals.

I work full-time in local government, Ella works with children as a clinical psychologist.

We are looking for house/pet-sitting opportunities in June and July 2017 to save money for an apartment.

We enjoy living in a clean house and leave anywhere I have stayed in great condition, vacummed, cleaned surfaces/floors, and all rooms are cleaned - bedding is always washed and beds are always made prior to the owners returning.

Simon and Ella

Sue & Shaun


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, North Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Central

We are a happy,fit couple who are currently travelling around Australia and are looking to house sit over the Christmas / new year period in Sydney as we are coming to visit our daughters for Christmas.
We have just finished working and house sitting on a cattle property in Croydon Far North Queensland which has been a truly incredible experience.We were feeding cattle, mending fences,driving bobcats and looking after the farm dogs.
Prior to travelling we were living in Wahroonga and I had been working at Sirocco in Willoughby.Shaun has been in the building industry and is very skilful in all aspects of handiwork.
We have had dogs and chooks and love all animals.
This year we have been working on Bedarra Island as caretakers/managers and are looking forward to visiting our 3 daughters in Sydney over the Xmas new year period

Tejal


  • VIC

Hi there, I am in my early thirties and have lots of pet sitting and house sitting experience. I absolutely love looking after cats and dogs and apart from pet sitting, I have also volunteered at my local animal shelter in the past. I have had a wonderful time thus far, looking after some of the most adorable pets in Melbourne and would like to continue doing so till I foster or adopt pets of my own. In the meantime, I am happy to take on short term assignments as well as those that span over a couple of months. I work close to Melbourne CBD and hence, would need to consider that commute when looking for house sits (unless it is on the weekend). You can rest assured that your beloved fur babies and house will be in good hands while you are away. Happy to provide references!

Eyal, Stefania and Yoel


  • Melbourne

We are Eyal (this is me - Software Engineer), Stefania (my wife - Psychologist) and Yoel (our now 21 month year old son).

We love the idea of housesitting because we believe in feeling like home wherever we go. We always treat others homes as if they were our own home. We are clean, tidy, quiet, non smoking, non partying people and we love animals (especially dogs and cats).

We love spending time in nature (beach, the hills, bush, forest), visiting markets, attending festivals, soaking in varied cultures, music (listening and playing), cooking and of course eating!

We are new to House Sitting so we don't have any references on this site. We do have a couple of positive reviews on AirBnB which you can see here - https://www.airbnb.com.au/users/show/14073217. Otherwise we are happy to have a chat via Skype or telephone to get a feel for eachother and see if there will be a good match.

Jemma


  • TAS

Hi, my name is Jemma and I am an experienced dog and house sitter.
I am reliable, a non-smoker, clean and tidy and security conscious.
I have checkable references and a police check.
I really adore dogs and am catching the ferry to Tasmania next week and am very excited about it as I really love Tassie!
I have looked after many types of dogs, various breeds and ages and different needs.
I love them all. They make me laugh and I really enjoy their company.
I am a happy and positive person, healthy, meditate and exercise daily and enjoy nature, gardens, cooking and reading.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Jemma

Krystie


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

Hi! I'm Krystie. I'm 37 years old and have no kids. I work as an eLearning consultant from home (or basically anywhere with an internet connection), so I'm able to keep your pets company all day long, including going for daytime walks! I have a police check and I have attached a reference from Rose, who gave me my first house-sitting opportunity and has invited me back 3 times since then which I have happily accepted. I would be diligent with maintaining your pets' normal routine with walks, feeding and medication, and I would ensure they get all the attention and affection they are after! I am also a tidy and responsible person, so I would make sure your home is kept just as you left it, and your garden is well looked after. I live in a small apartment near the Melbourne CBD and therefore have no pets of my own. I prefer to escape the Melbourne winter, and since my job is flexible, I thought I'd make the most of it by getting my 'pet fix' at someone else's place, at the same time as soaking up some sunshine! Thanks for reading my profile and I'd love the opportunity to chat with you further about looking after your pets :)

Carla


  • Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi my name's Carla, 43 and I would like to house sit to save money as an alternative to renting. I would look after your home as if it was my own. I am very clean and tidy, quiet, non smoker. I have experience as a house/pet sitter and would be happy to supply references and a police check.

I love dogs and will give them plenty of walks, love and attention however I am allergic to cats/cat hair and would prefer not to cat sit.

Please contact me if you think I would be suitable.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Cheers Carla

Julian & Alexandra


  • Melbourne

Dear home owners and fellow pet lovers,

We are a non-smoking, active couple, with great references looking for house sitting opportunities in order to save up for our new home. We will respect your home as our own, maintain it in excellent shape and leave it in spotless condition. The suburbs of Melbourne are our preference. I (Julian) work at RMIT University as a language educator. I have been involved in university education for many years as a lecturor/tutor. My hours vary and are flexible, so I am sometimes free during the day and/or in the evenings. Alexandra is continuing her study as a Personal Trainer and playing handball for the Victorian state team, which gives her much time to look after the house and take care of pets. She will be able to meet your pet's exercise requirements to a professional level! Moreover, she has recently worked on a farm in NSW and gained experience in gardening and domestic pet caring.
We have recently have been looking after a relative's house and caring for their dog (see photo). We also have experience house sitting in Melbourne and are happy to provide references and contacts. Needless to say we love being around animals and will bring a new pet into our family when we settle down in our own home. As a couple we enjoy spending time in nature, cooking, watching movies, travelling, reading and playing and watching sport.
We would love to be welcomed into your home to take care of it and any pets and leave you reassured that your property and animals were being well looked after.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Julian and Alexandra

Joshua & Angelina


  • ACT

Hello! We are a professional, married couple who would take great care of your home and pets.

We both have full-time, ongoing employment – Ange (31) as a teacher and Josh (34) as a public servant. We are also non-smokers and have no children.

Although we have no pets ourselves, we both love animals, having grown up with cats and dogs for many years. We also enjoy the outdoors and love the idea of taking care of your garden and getting out and about with your pets.

Finally, we have an excellent rental history and extensive experience living in different properties - both separately and as a married couple for over 5 years. We are mature, responsible, tidy and easy to contact whenever you need.

phillip & Maree


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Courtney


  • Sydney

Hello! My name is Courtney, I work casually as an animal attendant, have previously completed an animal certificate at Tafe and my bachelor of Psychological Science at Deakin University.

I have completed a year internship at Featherdale Wildlife Park and volunteered for Bargo Dingo Sanctuary and for Pet Assisted Therapy. So I have a lot of experience with animals!


Growing up I have owned budgies, three different breeds of dog, a cat and a rabbit; So I know how to look after a lot of domestic animals too.

My partner Dan works in the film industry and runs his own business. Which will ensure that one of us will always be home to mind your pets and home. We are both non-smokers.

Feel free to message if you have any other questions!

Vicki


  • Canberra

My husband and I are mature home owners in our late 50's, honest, clean and tidy non-smokers. We have renovated houses so have a knowledge of problems with maintenance that may occur in any home; admitedly we call in the experts now (much easier than DIY). We both adore animals and I volunteer for the RSPCA. My husband's work is mostly computer based which is ideal for house-sitting. Our pets have been varied over the years, we have cared for budgies, chickens, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, fish in ponds and aquariums, frogs, lizards and axolotyls. My family have a great empathy for animals and they, in return, love us back. At the moment we are without pets as the children have left home and our elderly dog died a few years ago. We see this as an opportunity to travel more and pet minding allows us to cherish and care for pets again. We ARE experienced housesitters- with police checks. We care about gardens and enjoy time tending veges, vigilance is important where your home and garden is concerned. We have a daughter living in the inner northern suburbs of Canberra and woud dearly love to visit her more often, so it is ideal for us to care for your home while you are away. See my first reference for police check (I have 'doodled' out my home address).

Fana


  • Melbourne

Hi my name is Fana, I am an independent, friendly, mature, trustworthy Queenslander living in Melbourne. I am a tidy non smoker who enjoys netball, reading, movies and cooking. I have minded homes and beloved pets before. Although, I work Mon-Fri I'm a homebody and would thoroughly enjoy house sitting with pets! I'm currently working as a lawyer in Melbourne, with a professional consultancy firm.

I believe I am well equipped to care for pets and belongings and deal with most events that may occur whilst house minding. Happy to meet up and see if it's a fit and/or organise a police check as well as provide references before hand.

Cheers,
FZ

Kaylene & James


  • QLD, VIC

My husband and I are retired and currently residing in Geelong, Victoria but love to travel. We love dogs, gardening and are general home-bodies.

Anna


  • WA

I am a 34 years old Police Auxiliary Officer.
I arrived as an international student to Perth in September 2007 with my ex-husband.
We had been sharing a house with a lady for a year, and since 2008 we were doing house-sitting for others, who can all give their recommendation: we kept properties clean and tidy, and we are both reliable and trustworthy.

(Non-smokers,non-drinkers, by the way.)
We became permanent residents in February 2012 and now we are Australian Citizens since 2014.
Unfortunately our marriage did not work out and now I do house-sitting by myself. We still support each other, coming form a different culture it is important for both of us.

A little about me:
I completed a Diploma in
Community Welfare Work, have a Cert IV in Project management and working as a Police Auxiliary Officer since November 2013.
I miss our cats and dogs, who had to
stay at home
in
Hungary, and I hope we can take care of any kind
of animal(s).
We would be more than
happy to
take care about a house, garden, or your pets!

Please see our references and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Mal


  • Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

My name is Malcolm Paul, I am single gentleman of 63, I am a financially independent retiree and enjoy an organised, clean, domesticated lifestyle.

I currently live part-time in Cheltenham and in South Gippsland, and I am fortunate enough to enjoy excellent health.
I regularly walk for 30-60 mins each day, and enjoy swimming when the opportunity arises. I am a non-smoker.
I love read and listen to music, and prefer a quiet lifestyle.

As I no longer work or have any personal commitments I can enjoy a lifestyle that allows me to take on either a short or long term house sit, this means that I can be flexible with my commitment to you.

Being retired, I also have the time and flexibility to enjoy traveling and exploring new places, and meeting new people.
I own a reliable late model SUV station wagon (but no caravan) which gives me plenty of scope to house sit anywhere in Victoria.

I have always loved animals and owned had either a cat or dog in our family and experienced first hand how much a part of the family your loved pet is. I now miss their companionship and would love to include a dog in my daily walks if required. Due to travelling it no longer possible for me to own a pet.

I also own a house that I rent-out in Melbourne. Therefore, I am aware of the roles and responsibilities of both tenant and landlord. This means I respect other people’s property and rights.

My previous house sits have been an adventure and most enjoyable.
I would love to continue house sitting if i am suited to your needs. It would be a privilege to look after your pets and your house.

I can supply references from previous house sits, also character references, and a valid police clearance if needed.

This is an brief outline of myself, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions, or require additional information. Like most things in life…. there needs to benefits for both parties, so please contact me.

Cheers
Mal Paul

Susan & Michel


  • Sydney

Hello,
we are a reliable, mature French-Australian couple who are looking to house sit while our new house is being built in the Blue Mountains. Susan is a writer who works from home and Michel is a retired builder/house restorer. We have no pets of our won at present, but love to care for yours - dogs are really attracted to Michel and cats find my lap very comfortable. We are both non-smokers, active, healthy and like our privacy. As proud home owners ourselves, so you can be assured of attention to your house, gardens and pets. Our Leura house is for sale, so we will be looking for a house sit from April. We have our own car and are happy to come and visit you. House sit references available
Best wishes Susan and Michel

Sharon Moana


  • ACT

Julie


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Im a 46 year old mother of 3 teenagers, 2 cats and 2 dogs.
I've been brought up with both cats and dogs and in recent years with kids have had just about every type of small domestic pet known to man (although I don't do rats??). I can guarantee your pets would be given oodles of love and attention and would be spoilt rotten...if allowed!
I like to live a quiet life, at the moment I'm between rental properties and staying in airbnb whilst my kids and pets are staying with my ex full time. I've signed up for happyhousesitters for just a few months in the hope of having a change of scenery and also saving some dollars before I move permanently again.
I'm recovering from major surgery on my spine so not working at the moment. Having said that, I'm out and about most days for a few hours getting excercise or doing social stuff.
I'm definitely more of a cat person than dog person!

Diana


I am a responsible person, I love pets and where I live at the moment, I am boarding, and I am not allowed to have a pet. I am in transition at the moment, waiting to have a place of my own completed. I love singing. I spent the last three years studying classical singing. You can see on the photo, I am singing at the concert-exam at the end of my Master's in Classical singing. I do not smoke, do not drink. I work as a sales representative and I drive around for work but do not start early in the morning. I like to keep a clean house. I am friendly to pets, I like to cuddle them. I can provide references and I have a police check.

Michele & John


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD

Happily married, and still in love after many years of working together 24/7, we decided to retire early and take the time and opportunity to explore this great Southern land. With our four-legged child, a 6 year old Poodle/Maltese X, we like to spend periods of time in places that please us. We've met fabulous folk and seen wonderful sights on our journey. Now we'd love to learn more about the area in which you live!

In our former life we were kitchenware wholesalers and retailers, with a cooking school - where John taught many culinary classes. He is passionate about real food and good nutrition, and continues to cook up a storm on the road!

Michele is a qualified dog trainer. A Certified Training Partner of the, internationally recognised, Karen Pryor Academy she works with private clients and also volunteers at RSPCA centres. Caring for your pets is an absolutely joy for her - and she'll happily train any problem behaviours you may be experiencing ... or just teach your fur baby a few neat tricks in your absence! All just part and parcel of the house sitting service! With Michele in residence, your pets will enjoy the time out and holiday just as much as you will!

We're mature - AND we still know how to have fun! We're energetic, active and interested in everything. Walking every day is important to us, and keeps us all fit. Other than that, we're quite content to stay @ home and enjoy the ambience. Pottering in the garden is always a pleasure - never a chore. We have a travelling, potted herb garden ... essential for the chef! Actually, we're healthier and happier now than ever before.

We're non-smokers and we need a smoke-free environment. We keep a clean and tidy caravan, and will treat your house with due care and respect. We're responsible, reliable and trustworthy.

As former home owners, we understand that you want the peace of mind that comes with the right people caring for your critter-kids and castle. We are those people, and would love hear from you.

Links to Michele's professional training qualifications, and also to our travel blog are available on request. This site will not permit us to include them in our profile.

Character references also available on request.

Renae


  • Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I am a responsible professional (work in local government) who also loves to travel. This is the main reason I have moved back in with my family and enjoy house sitting occasionally. I also just like to get to know new areas, as if I'm travelling again. I have previously house-sitted for work colleagues who will be able to provide a reference.

I am a non-smoker, tidy and active person. More than happy to go dog walking! I have grown up around cats and dogs and I love animals. I volunteered in Thailand at an animal sanctuary called BEES! I generally have a quiet lifestyle and love to go hiking on weekends. I am very independent and have travelled over 40 countries on my own.

I'm more than happy to have a chat with you if you'd like to get to know me more before making the decision to get a house-sitter. I am conscious of the big decision to get a house sitter and would treat your home as I would my own. I hope that by chatting with me I can put you at ease and you enjoy your holiday whilst your house and pets are well looked after.