My wife and I, both British, have just retired (at 64 and 62) from our jobs teaching English at an Italian University. We love travelling, reading, cinema, walking, food and socializing. We are energetic and active. We love animals, especially cats and dogs. We speak English, Italian, and French.
We are happy to consider house sits anywhere, but would prefer longer sits of 2 weeks minimum, rather than the long weekends or "variable dates" we have seen on the website.
We have always loved travelling, but now would like to spend longer periods in different countries, to really get to know the places and people, and house sitting seems a good way to get around.
We have no experience yet of house sitting via Mindmyhouse, but over the years we have done house sitting and house swaps with friends.
We joined Mindmyhouse in February 2013 and since then have done two housesits in Basilicata, Southern Italy, from 11/3 to 24/3/2013 and 11/4 to 4/6/13.
Firstly, we are responsible and trustworthy. We have our own properties in Italy (our home, and our beach property) so we understand the importance of having people in the house who are honest and tidy, who will look after the house properly, as if it were their own, and keep it clean.
Secondly, we absolutely love animals, particularly cats, dogs and horses,and since we no longer (unfortunately) have any of our own, we look forward to having the opportunity of taking care of others'.
Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States