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Since 2013, Housesittingly Yours is an ongoing journey all around the world of a serious, reliable and experienced animal lover and house carer

Canada

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 2 January 2024
Until: 28 February 2025

Occupation

Social Entrepreneur (formerly Massage therapist and Jeweler)

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Chaumières et Museaux's adventure has taken a new direction. After years of sharing and wonderful adventures around housesitting, Noémie and I (Fabien) have decided to follow different paths while continuing this way of life. What does this mean? We will continue to apply for housesitting but we will do it in our own name so don't be surprised if it's just Noémie or me (Fabien) writing to you.

I look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family members!

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A little overview of my pet and housesitting based lifestyle:

I started our pet and house sitting adventure by word of mouth in 2013 and have been housesitting locally full time since 2017 in the province of Quebec and Gatineau area. In addition, I created with my partner at that time our Facebook page and this has allowed me to spread the practice of housesitting to as many people as possible while having the chance to find future housesitters. Furthermore, since my beginnings, we have subscribed to 3 housesitting websites (Mindmyhouse, Nomador and Trustedhousitters) as a way to expand our possibilities. With these different aspects, I have been able to build a network of trustworthy owners to whom I return when the situation allows. With this network, I have made much less use of housesitting platforms. In the end, for these reasons, you will not see many internal reviews associated with my profile on each of the housesitting websites even if I already have been trusted almost 60 times.

For me it is essential to make this clear as most owners will look at the experience of the sitters, especially through the reviews.

So, I can provide you with reference letters for each of our past experiences on demand.

Here is the link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Chaumi%C3%A8res-et-Museaux-Housesittingly-Yours-640642563213752

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Who am I ?

I am a professional wanting to wide its horizons and expand its life experience and work experience by travelling and meeting other cultures.

I studied Businness Management in France an Jewelry in Quebec. I worked for different businesses and jewelry shops in France and in Quebec. Since summer 2017, I has decided to have a professionnal retraining in the area of health. So I started a diploma in therapeutic massages (Swedish massage an others specialities) in Gatineau and obtained it. Following my graduation as a massage therapist, I decided to create a free community and volunteer massage therapy project for vulnerable people (seniors, homeless people, low-income people, newcomers) in my community. After ten months as a volunteer massage therapist and through my meetings, I decided to put massage therapy aside and focus on developing a non-profit urban agriculture organization of which I am a co-founder. This project brings together my interests in entrepreneurship, healthy food culture, networking, mutual aid, and the development of a more resilient city and community in the face of global challenges.

With an emphasis on continuous improvement, I had following a certified training in pet first aid with St John Ambulance in Montreal (certificate on demande) in October 2017.

I sit on various boards of directors in organizations such as a social activity center, an employment reintegration organization and a beekeeping collective.

I'm also involved in a wood reclamation and circular economy project, and co-founder of a new drone and satellite imaging company.

Finally, as I've resumed my university studies, I've started a bachelor's degree in social work at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

Before settling down, I would like to continue to travel for a few years in different parts of the world or discover the unsuspected local experiences.

I'm reliable and respectful of animals, people and places. Because I are used to travelling and meet new people very often, we adapt very easily to new environments. I'm non smoker and vegan. I barely drink alcool.

Why they want to house sit

Why I want to house sit

We loved our housesitting experience in New Zealand, United States, Canada, Europe, New Caledonia and Japan.

Taking care of animals and taking care of someone's house while they are away is very rewarding for me. It is exchange of services clearly linked to my vision of travel and related to my values. The warm thanks we received testify to my full involvement and througness and to the level of confidence developped with the owners. Moreover for every housesitting, I adapt to the animals needs and all the past pet's owners agreed that they found their animals really well, relaxed and happy when I took care of their pets.

For travellers like me, housesitting also offers great opportunities to discover countries and their culture, with lesser financial requirements.

I'm happy to participate in this win-win situation!

Their experience

My experience

I've been housesitting since 2013.
I started randomly in New Zealand. It was a woofing place and the family asked me to help one of their friend who had a cancer and had to leave her house during the traitment. I keep an eye on the house and the dog for almost a week.

Here is my housesitting resume (a lot in Gatineau since I live there and I housesit full-time for the past 4 years):

2023

- 1 dog, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 6 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 2 dogs, 6 weeks, Kuujjuaq, Nunanik, Canada
- 1 cat, 1 week, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 2 cats, 14 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada

2022

- 1 cat, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 3 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 dog, 2 cats, 4 weeks, Waterloo, QC, Canada
- 1 dog, 4 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 6 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 2 dogs, 3 weeks, Ayer's Cliff, QC, Canada
- 3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, 5 weeks, Mayo, QC, Canada

2021
- 1 dog, 10 days, Ayer's Cliff, QC, Canada
- 3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, 1 week, Mayo, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 1 week, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 1 month, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 1 dog, 3 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, 1 month, Mayo, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 1 month, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 2 cats, 1 month, Montreal, QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 3 months, Gatineau, QC, Canada

2020
- 3 cats, 1 dog, chichens, 10 days, Mayo, QC, Canada
- 1 dog, 2 days, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- no animal, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 2 cats, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada,
- 2 dogs, 2 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- no animal, 2 weels, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- no animal, 3 months, Gatineau, QC, Canada
- 4 cats, 3 weeks, Ottawa, ON, Canada
- 1 dog, 2 cats, 5 weeks, Gatineau, QC, Canada

2019
- fishes, 1 week, Nouméa, New Caledonia
- 1 dog and 1 cat, 2 weeks, Keaau, Big island/Hawaii, USA
- 2 dogs, 4 days, Kurtistown, Big island/Hawaii, USA
- 1 cat, 9 days, Kona, Big Island/Hawaii, USA
- 4 dogs, 1 month, Bolton Est QC, Canada
- 1 cat, 3 weeks, Gatineau QC, Canada
- No animals, 5 months and a half, Gatineau QC Canada


2018
- 1 cat, 1 week Gatineau QC Canada
- 1 cat, 7 weeks Gatineau QC Canada
- 2 cats, 2 weeks Gatineau QC, Canada
- No animals, 1 month, Gatineau QC Canada
- 1 dog, 3 weeks, Rokko Island, Japan

2017
- 1 dog and 2 cats, 4 months, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
- Petsitting 2 cats, 10 days, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
- Caretaking, Airbnb appartment, 1 month, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 1 dog and 1 cat, 1 month, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland?

2016
- Petsitting 1 dog, 1 week, St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador, Canada
- 1 cat, 2 months, Montréal, Canada
- 6 cats and 2 dogs, 3 weeks, Alhaurin El Grande, Spain
- Guest House, 2 dogs, 1 week, Malaga, Spain?

2015
- 1 cat, 2 months, Montréal, Canada
- Caretaking, Airbnb appartment, 1 month, Montréal?

2014
- Petsitting 1 cat, 1 week, Québec, Canada
- Petsitting 5 cats, 1 week, Québec, Canada
- 2 cats, 3 weeks, Clearwater, Florida, USA?

2013
- Careting, small hotel, 1 month, Westport, New Zealand
- 1 dog, 1 cat, a few days, Huhaka, New Zealand
- 2 dogs, 1 peacock 2 weeks, Napier, New Zealand
- Caretaking, house, 3 months, Morere, New Zealand

Feel free to contact me for refereces. Here we extracts 7 references from the last years.

“In June 2019, Noémie Albert and Fabien Despeyroux came to housesit at my place for more than three weeks. It is obvious that Noémie and Fabien have at heart their role as guardians of the house and animals and I would like to thank them and recommends without reservation.“ - Élisabeth Crozier - Gatineau Canada - June 2019

“Noemie and Fabien are the most lovely couple who truly cared for my dog while I was away for 3 weeks. They tended to her every need, were in constant contact with me, and took excellent care of my pet and home. I could not recommend them more highly. Wonderful job, truly awesome!” - Ellen Lawery - Rokko Island Japan - January 2018

" For our first time looking for someone to mind our house & pets, we could not have asked for better! Noemie & Fabien were brilliant! They have so much experience in house sitting that from the first time I spoke to them I felt at ease, they came and stayed for 4 weeks with our dog & cat, they did a great job and I came home to a very happy cat and a very calm dog! We had agreed to them sending pictures & updates every few days & like clockwork they arrived on time, they kept the house as I would, and nothing was out of place on our return. I would have no hesitation in recommending them!! " Gillian and Ray Cleary - Ireland - January 2017

"Fabien & Noémie were clear and helpful in their communication and organisation. The house was clean and tidy when we returned. Fabien & Noémie are caring and reliable people, and we felt able to relax in the knowledge our house and animals were in safe hands. We'd happily have them sit for us again, and are happy to recommend them to others! " Tom et Mark - Spain - November 2016

"I had Noémie and Fabien take care of my cat and home while I was out of the country for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015. Honestly, I couldn't have asked for better people to stay in my home. I recommend Noémie and Fabien for any house sitting opportunities they undertake in the future. They are responsible, caring and kind and l'm happy to consider them friends now." Maia Williamson - Montreal - Canada - 2015

"Noemie and Fabien kitty-sat for me for a little over 3 weeks from mid Sept to early Oct 2014 and we couldn’t have been happier.I feel so fortunate in having met and had Noemie and Fabien as my cat-parents and house-sitters. My door is forever open to them and I do hope they will come again whether to sit for me or just to visit. They are like family to me and have themselves to my neighbors and friends as well." Gale Pollack - Florida - USA - 2014

"Because of their integrity we invited them back to stay with us for another week in January 2014. A very honest couple; a couple whom we would now consider as friends. We would have no hesitation asking them to house sit for us in future." Kitt and Margarett Timms - New Zeland - 2013

You may contact my references for more details or feel free to ask if you want the complete references.

What can they bring to the assignment

I'M very serious and highly reliable individuals. I embarked through this petsitting and housesitting in 2013 my partner at that time. We split up autumn 2022. However I decided to continue this way of life.

But most importantly, I demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in any circumstances. With the skills and aptitudes I developed through work and volunteer experiences, as well as through my own life activities, I feel able to face various unusual or unexpected situations (from a broken glass to a big leaking problem.)

Since 2013 and over 60 housesitting experiences, I experienced a wide variety of situations (several countries and kind of homes, different type, condition, breed and age of animals, duration from 1 week to few months, challenging circumstances...) that give me an on-going expertise.

I want to offer to your four-legged companions and you this expertise that became over the years our shared passion.

Homeowners may have total peace of mind.
For me, honesty and open-communication comes first in all relationships. I'm totally devoted to living up to our commitments. I assure you that we will treat your animals like members of my family and conduct myself in your house as if it was mine.

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Six essentials things to know about my commitment :

- First, for each of my housesitting assignment, I used to meet the owner(s) one or two days before the beginning of the commitment. It is not an obligation however that way I can have a better understanding of the animals needs and see in details how things works at your place.

- Secondly I'm also used to send emails/pictures/videos of your companions during the assignment if you want it. Moreover even if I'm more than autonomous people it is very important for me to keep in touch if needed.

- Thirdly, I try to bring my own laptop/smartphone because we don't want to use your personal/professional computer.

- Fourthly, I always leave the house as clean as it was before. Our previous experiences showed us that cleaning is different from an owner to another so we garantee that we will respect your expectations. I expect owners to be clear about their expectations regarding housekeeping.

- Filfthly, thanks to my previous experiences, I decided for each of our commitment to create a log book for any importants events concerning the animals or the house.

- And finally, I'm willing to sign a contract because even if I never had to sign a contract (wich is fine for us as well) some owners can feel more comfortable with that. Morever I can discuss about a garantee if needed.

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I invite you to consult my reference letters from my past experiences and contact them by clicking on References section.

I'm available by email, Skype, Telegram, Signal or phone.

Feel free to contact me for further information.

Thank you for reading my introduction sheet. I hope to have a chance to meet you and take care of your home and life companions in the near future.

Housesittingly yours,

Fabien

Last updated: 7 October 2023

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 2 January 2024
Until: 28 February 2025

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2014

Personal details

Age: 26-35 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 6

Testimonials

30 jours de housesitting à Waterloo,QC

Nous avions deja été privilegié d'avoir eu le plaisir de faire garder nos animaux par Fabien et Noemie en 2017. Nous étions ravis de pouvoir compter sur Noémie cette fois-ci pour notre voyage de 30 jours en Italie. Noéme est fabuleuse, elle aime les animaux, prends soins d'eux et la maison était propre et parfaite lors de notre retour. Si vous cherchez quelqu'un d'authentique , fiable et responsable Noémie est la personne tout désigné pour votre housesitting c,est certain.

Robert, Canada, 21 September, 2022

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Gardiennage juillet 2022/housesitting July 2022

Noémie a gardé ma maison et mon chat pendant 2 semaines en juillet 2022. Cela s’est super bien passé autant avant, pendant et après mon voyage. Elle a beaucoup d’expérience en gardiennage et aime les animaux. Je la recommande à tous. _____ Noémie has housesitted my home and cat for 2 weeks in July 2022. Everything went well from the beginning to the end. She has a lot of experience in housesitting and is an animal lover. I would recommend to anyone.

Stephanie, Canada, 09 August, 2022

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Wonderful sitters and vegan too!

Noemie and Fabien kitty-sat for me for a little over 3 weeks from mid Sept to early Oct 2014 and we couldn’t have been happier. They were more than wonderful. They are just so full of life and a joy to be around. They arrived a few days before I left for vacation so that my 4-legged monsters could get used to them while I was still there. Mikko, my demando cat, took right to them, particularly because Noemie started spoiling him immediately, brushing him at his demand, feeding him at his demand, letting him outside, letting him inside, brushing him and letting him outside again. And Fabien provided a light hand and warm body for snuggling. It was very apparent to me that Mikko had no trouble accepting them into his house. Kali, my shy, skittish little shadow, is not so eager to have new people enter into her environment, but after only about 10 minutes, she warmed up to them. They had quickly understood the kind of demeanor required by her and maintained a calm, quiet presence with a soft gentle touch and (to my relief) she too accepted them. While I was gone, their main responsibility was the care of the cats, and they did this beautifully. Although we left my dirty bedding and some clothes on my bed as a pacifier, Kali stopped eating after I left. Nonplussed, Noemie and Fabien took Kali into their bed to sleep with them. This worked, Kali relaxed and began eating again. I returned home to two very healthy and happy cats. And I have no doubt who ruled.... in telling me some of the ancedotes about the cats, Noemie would imitate Mikko’s various meows along with it’s english translation of his “order” or “comment” , and she was correct each time. No question but that she had understood my cats needs and wants and truly cared for them. Fabien and Noemie also took care of my home and grounds.... they kept the pool and spa clean--- quite a chore since there are so many trees above. They kept the lawns mowed and my house spotless... way cleaner than I keep it myself. It was such a luxury to have them here that I hated to see them go. They also drove me to the airport and picked me up. Lastly, and something that was not part of our agreement, but for which they volunteered..... I’m a builder and was finishing a project when they arrived. The owners were planning on moving in while I was gone, and my crew were flat out finishing the job. Fabien and Noemie jumped in on the construction clean up, working as part of the team for the 2 days, including dusting everything, cleaning the windows, scraping, sweeping and moping the floors, getting all the garbage and debris out of the house. They assisted my crews in removing all the tools, materials, and garbage off the site and into our storage place, and whatever else was needed. They really made it easy for me to be able to go on my vacation. I feel so fortunate in having met and had Noemie and Fabien as my surrogate cat-parents and housesitters. My door is forever open to them and I do hope they will come again whether to sit for me or just to visit. They are like family to me and have endeared themselves to my neighbors and friends as well. Gale P Florida, USA If you need more info, please contact me directly. Just ask Fabien for my phone or email

Gale, United States, 06 September, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Wonderful, caring sitters for my rescue animals

Fabien and Noémie looked after my 8 dogs and cats for 3 weeks in October 2016. As soon as we met, I knew that they are lovely people, and my animals would be well cared for. The animals are fed 4 times daily, some have allergies and some are on medication, and they handled it perfectly. The dogs were walked daily, and they dealt with an incident with a neighbour's dog perfectly. They also took me to the airport (at 5am!), weeded my garden, and dealt with water leaks and frequent landlord visits! Most importantly, I came home to find my animals happy, relaxed and contented. Highly recommended.

Louise, Spain, 21 January, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Wonderful house and pet sitters!

For our first time looking for someone to mind our house & pets, we could not have asked for better! Noemie & Fabien were brilliant! They have so much experience in house sitting that from the first time I spoke to them I felt at ease, they came and stayed for 4 weeks with our dog & cat, they did a great job and I came home to a very happy cat and a very calm dog! We had agreed to them sending pictures & updates every few days & like clockwork they arrived on time, they kept the house as I would, and nothing was out of place on our return. I would have no hesitation in recommending them!!

Gill , Ireland, 20 January, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Fabien & Noémie looked after our house, two dogs (one of them a puppy), and several cats for a week in November 2016.

Fabien & Noémie were clear and helpful in their communication and organisation, and arrived the day before we left so they could get to know the dogs, and how things worked around the house. They were happy to do some watering while we were away, and the house was clean and tidy when we returned. The dogs had obviously been very well looked after. Fabien & Noémie are caring and reliable people, and we felt able to relax in the knowledge our house and animals were in safe hands. We'd happily have them sit for us again, and are happy to recommend them to others!

Thomas, Spain, 18 December, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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MindMyHouse member since June 2014