House sitting Resumé
Who we are
Professional and well respected house-sitting duo with many years of experience offering pet care and home care services for any clean and neat home.
We have travelled the world to many continents and countries, and house-sat and offered pet-care as we travel.
I am a single 54 year old mother with an 11 year old son.
Previously having owned several business, we offer a high level of care to the home-owner. We are in our third year of our journey, and have really enjoyed the opportunity house-sitting gives us to have a “home” feel for a while, especially as we miss having our own dog with us right now.
I am currently on a panel for ‘Webinars’ promoting and explaining house-sitting for Housesitmatch.com as their Professional Housesitting Expert answering questions and explaining about house-sitting.
We have cared for a variety of properties and animals in a range of countries.
When you leave your clean and neat home with us, we will ensure you return to it as you found it, with care taken to ensure your precious belongings are well taken care of. In fact owners commend us with 5 star references on how they find their homes on their return.
We do require written notification prior to accepting any housesit that will contain security and/or hidden cameras.
We do not offer our services for messy, dirty or unkempt properties. Nor can care for animals that require serious medical care; are seriously ill; are incontinent; or frequent vomiters indoors.
House-sitting Assignments accomplished to date
AUSTRALIA 1990 +, Sydney, apartment, animals -no. G. W. – Reference
1990, Adelaide, home, animals: 2 dogs. S.C.
2008, Melbourne, home, animals – no. S. R. – Reference
2007 and 2008, Adelaide Hills, home, animals: 2 dogs. P & N. S. – Reference
2009, Adelaide, home, animals. B. D. & A. D. – Reference can be obtained if required
2009 and 2011, Adelaide country / lake holiday home, animals. J. S. – Reference
2009, Adelaide, home, animals: cat and dog. G. W – Reference
2012, Adelaide, home, animals: no. R.T. Reference can be obtained if required
2016, Adelaide Hills home, for 4 weeks. 2 dogs, Tending to country garden. Car supplied.
2016, Adelaide Hills home, for 3 weeks. 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 chickens, and tending to country bush, fruit and vegetable garden. Car supplied.
2016, Adelaide Hills Home, for 2.5 months. 2 dogs and tending to small cottage, fruit and vegetable garden. Car supplied.
2016, Adelaide Hills Home, for 2 weeks. 35 Kangaroos on property, and house, herb and vegetable garden. Car supplied. 5 star Reference supplied.
2016, Sydney, North Shore NSW. 1 dog and tending to 2.5 story historical home, and manicured garden.
FIJI 2012, Savusavu, home, animals: 2 cats. J.B. Reference
BRAZIL 2013, Rio de Janeiro, rental property home and apartment, animals: 2 stray dogs
IRELAND 2014, County Mayo, 2 story home, animals: dog, cat, 10 hens, rooster, 5 ducks
ENGLAND 2014, Newcastle, 2 story row cottage and allotment garden: dog, cat (shared house-sitting assignment). M.F. Reference
FRANCE 2014, France countryside Limousin, hobby 3 story farmhouse: dog on medication, 2 cats; cockerel; 3 hens; 3 sheep. Reference available
ITALY 2014, Tuscan 14th Century Tower home, for two weeks, one cat and tending to garden. Return housesit requested. Reference available.
TURKEY 2014, Stone 2 story 18th Century remote country old stone cottage home, for 3 weeks. 24 – 30 animals – 1 huge aggressive male turkey; 8 female turkeys; 4 dogs inc one on medication; 4 cats; 2 pea fowl; 2-6 ducks; 1 cockerel; 2 hens; mud crabs, and tending to garden
HUNGARY 2015, Modern home, for 2+ weeks. 2 cats, and tending to plants. Reference available.
SCOTLAND 2015, Luxury home, for 4+ weeks. 2 dogs, chickens, ducks, native bird feeding, and tending to large country garden. One of the most delightful housesits yet. Mercedes Benz car supplied. Reference available.
The things we can do for your pets and farm animals
Duties – Exercise, feed, interact and play, water, medications, change litter boxes, clean out hen and duck houses, collect and date eggs, bottle feed and hand feed farm animals, clean turtle tanks and ponds etc
House-sitting experience offered.
Pool – maintenance – salt and fresh water; test water; collecting large matter from base, maintain water, sale, chlorine, chemical levels, vacuum, kreepy-krawly, skim net etc
Garden – Qualified Landscape Gardener – general light garden duties, watering, planting, weeding, vegetable gardens etc
Mail – Open (if asked), sort or date, and forward or pay accounts as requested
Electrics – change fuses and attend to basic switches in fuse box
General farm duties; Collection of eggs including storage, sale, and dating
Change as required Septic tanks.
General use and training Security – operate home alarms, and keep the home locked and secure.
Lights & Heating – collecting firewood and kindling, bulb change, and ensure lights and heating is not unnecessarily left on or over-used.
Water filters – change as required, attend to salt etc
Home maintenance – hammer, nail and do small or basic repairs if needed
Home care – clean and maintain with professional care
We offer a professional level of communication by phone, email or your choice of social media.
This can include regular photographs of your pets and home etc.
Most owners like a weekly report, but some like a daily report, and we will work according to your requests and agenda. Sometimes those on a long needed vacation request no communication unless there is an emergency, and we also respect this. Bookings and guests – I can also be available on agreed terms for clients who may have holiday properties with guests requiring check-in / check-out etc.
Personality and personal attributes
As professional house-sitters you will find respect, honesty, trust, good morals, integrity, compassion and care as some of our personal traits.
I am a single mother with a very well presented and caring son, who will give your pets lots of love and gentle attention. He has been brought up to respect both our own and others property.
I am a ‘go getter’. A very out-going personality, who socially interacts well with neighbours and the local community and other ex-pats. You will find us to be good communicators, and are thorough, tenacious, and well presented.
Having owned several businesses over the years, I am highly organised and structured, neat, clean, tidy and organised. This reflects in the way I care for homes and animals.
I am reliable and willing to learn new tasks as required.
I take calculated and careful risks, but as I am now in my third year of world travel, I am quite an adventurous person with a positive outlook on life. I have a ‘can-do’ attitude, and am not a quitter.
We can supply an excellent broad variety of written and contactable personal and house-sitting references (over 20 references) upon request with a 5 Star Rating.
Some references are from people who have known me all or a great deal of time in my life, and some folks I have house-sat for also.
Many ask us about how my son is educated.
We immerse ourselves in the local culture with world education and home-schooling in most circumstances for my son, but on occasions he has attended the local school, or schooled with other travellers.
Living the culture and meeting the neighbours
One lovely thing about house-sitting is the broad range of people we get to meet.
The new friends we make, and the local cultural experiences we have.
At the end of the housesit we have had the chance to share a meal, meet at a country airport, or even be asked to return.
It is nice for folks to feel their home and pets, animals and garden will be well looked after.
Animal care offered to date
SHEEP AND LAMBS
TURTLES AND TORTOISES
BIRD LIFE: Cockerels, Hens, Turkeys, Ducks, Pea fowl, Pheasants, Wild Birds, Caged birds
DOGS – Puppies and adult dogs (including dogs with ailments)
Other non-house-sit animals – hand-feeding llamas, alpacas, and kangaroos
A few of our Interviews so far on world travel and house-sitting. Webinar for Housesitmatch.com: http://www.housesitmatch.com/blog/housesitting-webinar-expert-panel/
Ultimate Housesitting Guide: http://ultimatehousesittingguide.com/family-housesitting-a-mother-and-her-son-housesit-and-travel-around-the-globe/
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PROFESSIONAL HOUSESITTING: firstname.lastname@example.org