Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs
References available, Police check available, Non smoker, Experience with Domestic Animals
I'm a single, non-smoking woman living the dream, travelling around Australia and overseas for a while, working as I go (online). I have come back to Melbourne to do full time postgraduate study at Melbourne Uni, much to my family's delight.
I'd prefer sits within the tram network so I can get to uni easily during semester (Jul-Nov and Mar-June) or along the Frankston or Sandy train lines due to proximity to my people.
I have class commitments at uni for only 1 full day a week and a few hours here and there. I then work and study online from home, so if you have a furb'y that needs me to be home a lot, that won't be a problem at all.
Most importantly for me, house sitting & pet sitting lets me combine my love of animals (particularly cats, dogs & birds) with my love of travel. I can't have my own pets at the moment (unfortunately) because a nomadic home wouldn't be fair on any furry/fluffy family members, but I have had cats and dogs most of my life and chooks more recently. Anyway, I'd love to make sure your fur babies have a happy, comfortable time while you are away. Standard garden maintenance like watering the plants is not a problem either but don't ask me to dig out your 50ft palm tree please.
My care responsibilities have ranged from a very active Staffy who needed nice long walks every day, a tennis ball obsessed Jack Russell or quite elderly puppies. And, of course, a few different cats. I do love dogs, but I've got to say if you've got a cat, that's where my first love lies. I love it when I've got a lovely purring puss sitting by my computer while I work or sitting on my lap when it's chill out time. And if your fur baby needs extra special care, such as medications, that's not a problem.
When not studying, I work for myself online - a proper digital nomad. All I need is a place to plug in - I have my own laptop and internet connection to make the magic happen, so if you have limited data, that's not a problem for me as long as I can get onto Telstra's mobile network. Other than that, all I need is a table/desk and a chair. And a bed would be nice - ha-ha.
I have a number of passions other than travel, most of them involving nature. On the water in my kayak, in the water on my boogie board, or under the water with my snorkel - I'm a water baby. I also love bushwalking and photography. These things are, without doubt, my soul food. I'm also quite partial to a great coffee and lovely food - bring on a good Thai curry. That said, I'm a pretty good cook too.
I've been using sitting websites since May 2018. Prior to this, my experience was occasional pet/house sitting for friends or "friends of friends". I can provide phone references for these sits on request. I also book through Trusted Housesitters, Aussie House Sitters and Mindahome, so have endorsements on my profiles there too. For ease of reference, I've taken screenshots of those references and attached them to my profile here.
A copy of my police check is in my attachments for your peace of mind. Let me know if you would like to meet me on WhatsApp or in person to have a chat about what you need.
To keep things simple, I'm just putting where I will be and when, with booked out dates in my availability calendar :)
July 2019 - December 2019 - Melbourne
Jan/Feb 2020 - Bayside Melbourne or somewhere coastal? I'm open to suggestions :)
end Feb 2020 - June 2020 - inner Melbourne