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Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Guinea pig(s), Other animal(s)
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From: 7 July 2019
Until: 31 August 2020
Teacher / PR specialist + civil servant / environmental NGO member
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We (Ola and Maciek) are a cheerful married couple looking for places where we can take a break from our everyday work. We are both active in an environmental NGO and also work, respectively, in an elementary school and the regional government. We prefer quiet holidays, are fond of animals and like to keep things around us in order.
We like to discover new places in detail, to see them from the point of view of a local inhabitant. Traveling around Europe also lets us find new material for our blog (see links above). We believe that housesitting is a great way for both sides to profit without bearing unnecessary costs.
We have experience in living abroad - both short- and long-term (Maciek spent five years in the United States) and taking care of not only our apartment in Warsaw but also our families' summer houses in rural areas. We feel comfortable in other countries, speaking English and French, but also thanks to Ola being a graduate of cultural studies and Maciek having done his Ph.D. in English literature.
We have been house- and petsitting since 2014.
Ola is very fond of keeping a clean house, Maciek likes garden-work (mowing and watering the lawn, etc.) and we're both animal-lovers. As both of us are active members of an environmental NGO, we prefer a sustainable lifestyle, avoiding excessive use of resources such as water or energy, taking care to sort our garbage and living on good terms with animals. We're both non-smokers.
Our idea of a good time is rather a quiet evening together watching the stars in the backyard than a loud all-night party. We like to read, write and sometimes catch up with our work via the internet. We also like to discover the vicinity by foot or by bike, taking care that these (short) excursions do not conflict with our house-sitting responsibilities.
We're also very communicative and happy to talk and keep you up to date - either by e-mail, by phone or, for example, by Skype.
Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
From: 7 July 2019
Until: 31 August 2020
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2015
Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 6
Ola&Maciek took care of my two lovely cats during the days after X-mas and over New Years Eve. When I returned home I found two happy cats and a tidy apartment. Unfortunately we all couldn´t meet in person but we had very nice video chats before the sit. As New Years Eve is a quite challengin time for animals and I found my cats all happy, they must have done a great job. :-) :-) So thanx a lot to both of them for taking care of Darty and Leo! I definitely would recommend them as your next sitters! :-)
Ola and Maciek were wonderful, experienced house sitters. They kept the place really clean and tidy. They took wonderful care of my dogs, who clearly adored them. I appreciated their regular communications and the photos they sent. They were delightful, and I given them my highest recommendation.
Ola and Maciek were perfect house and cat sitters. They are two really nice and friendly people, and our cats liked them, too! The communication before and during their sitting went well, and the flat was perfectly clean when we returned. We can definitely recommend them to others. Thank you, Ola and Maciek!
Ola & Maciek house-sat for two weeks in the summer of 2015. They kept the house clean and tidy, & looked after our possessions. We had asked them to look after our large garden in particular, & had given them extensive instructions; they did this job very well, & everything was thriving when we got back. They were very conscientious, asking us what they needed to bring before their trip, & asking us questions to clarify things whenever necessary. They were accommodating when it came to arranging their arrival & departure dates, so that they fitted in with our own plans as much as possible.
Ola and Maciej house-sat for me for 10 days in June/July 2016, taking great care of my cats and plants. I could not be more pleased. The communication was great all from the beginning, everything was very clear and they were both very interested in getting to know the details and needs of my two cats. When I came home the apartment was in perfect order, the plants were all in good vigour, and the cats were perfectly relaxed. I would give my warmest recommendations to anyone considering Ola and Maciej to take care of their animals, plants and belongings.
What a fabulous couple. They seemed to love their time in Bristol and left the house immaculate. Even more importantly they loved our rescue tabby Mabel and it was reciprical. You would never find a more reliable and friendly pair and I recommend them wholeheartedly. Judith
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