References available, Police check available, Non smoker, Experience with Domestic Animals
My name is Simone Gribble, I'm 37 years old and work as an English language teacher, secretary and freelancer. Originally from Australia, I have spent the last eight years in Edinburgh. Together with my boyfriend, Barry (he's 42 and Irish - we met in Scotland), we travel the world and housesit. We are capable of caring for your house and garden (Barry is especially interested and good at gardening), and any pets you may have. We love country/rural areas as well as cities. We are active and non-smokers.
We started housesitting for friends and have expanded since then, including the following assignments: Melbourne with a lovely ageing rescue dog for three separate assignments of varying lengths, Melbourne for four weeks with two charming Scottie Dogs. Edinburgh for five weeks, looking after a well loved cat and two guinea pigs. Ireland for two weeks, looking after a zoo of four dogs (including a Great Dane puppy), a cat, two rats, and a ferret. Laos for three weeks, making friends with four large dogs and various other small animals. I have also house sat for a friend of a friend who went sailing for eight months. I looked after the property and the builders who were renovating the outside brick work! I have also taken care of a B & B while the owners were away, maintaining the property and caring for guests. I have also house sat a property before selling, including conducting viewings.
To any assignment, we bring love, care and enthusiasm. We are very good communicators. Capable of dealing with minor handyman problems that crop up but we'll always let you know how things are going. We are responsible and respectful of your property and animals. If you have pets we will take care of them to your standard and specifications. We have had house sitters in our own flat in the past so can understand the owners point of view too.