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We, Trudy and Peter, are from Holland. We stopped in 2005 with our work, sold our house and start to travel. In 2014 we came back in our hometown. It's time for a new chapter in our lives. But, we still have plenty of time to help you out

Netherlands

Testimonials

They have 10 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s) – Trudy comes from a farm and knows farm life. Look our video's at Facebook about our sittings.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 14 January 2022
Until: 1 February 2026

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a fit and active, retired, couple living in The Netherlands. Experienced travellers, we enjoy spending time in new places, living like locals. We are tidy and reliable without any children, pets or other commitments. We like short and long term house sit. Around the world and under any climate.

Why they want to house sit

The reason we do this? You have responsibilities, and thus you stand differently in the local community. This is for us an important reason. The essential difference between house sitter and traveller.
We have had house sitters in our own homes; we loved the security in knowing that our home and pets were well cared for in our absents. We desire to offer this level of peace of mind and service to you.

We want to housesit, because it takes us to great places! We meet great people and we get to care for others homes as we do our monument from 1840! We love big cities and small villages in the countryside.
After years of traveling we bought, in 2014, a house in our hometown in The Netherlands. We like it very much, but we lack the stay among other cultures and climates. We can also do long term housesitting assignments. So for us this would be perfect.

Their experience

We already have experience in Curacao, Chile, Spain, Namibia, Surinam, Martinique, Germany, Qatar, Singapore, England, Portugal, Belgium, Ras al-Khaimah, Madeira, France and Tenerife. We took care for animals, houses and other properties like sailing boats. End 2015 we brought een terrain car van Ushuaia in South Argentina to Paramaribo in Surinam. Therefor we crossed the Andes and Amazonas. We stayed for periods of a few days up to six months.

The animals we were responsible for: Terriers like Yorkshire and West Highland, Bengal, Leonberger, Saluki, Newfoundlander, Street cats, rescued dogs, Malthese, Horses, Labrador, British shorthair, Jack Russell, Persian, Dachshunds, Donkey’s, Berner sennen, Shiba Inu’s and: chickens.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are easy-going and honest. Non-smoking and used to live in a remote and crowded areas. We know what it takes to build your house or sailer. We love animals and take our task serious. We speak Dutch, English, German, and can have conversations in Spanish.
We have travelled for ten years over land and stayed an average of six months in the countries. We have sailed two years in the Caribbean with our ship. We know, without any stress, to respond to many situations.

Caring and loving for your animals and house. You can leave without worrying that your house will be in perfect condition when you return. We will communicate with you through either emails, phone calls or text while you are away to give you piece of mind. We have common sense and we are able to fix just about anything if need be.

We no longer put all our experiences on this site. The reason is that we help a number of owners every year. Everyone is satisfied with us and we with them.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, 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, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 14 January 2022
Until: 1 February 2026

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 9

Testimonials

Trudy and Peter Custers are the Dream Team of House sitters

Trudy and Peter stayed at our house for two weeks during the Spring of 2022. They were everything you would want in a house sitter and more. The were great a communicating, and did everything to a top standard. When we arrived home, the house was cleaner than when we left. Not only were the outsides of the kitchen cabinets clean, they had cleaned and organized inside each drawer. The house was absolutely spotless. The bed linen was washed and ironed, windows were sparkling, etc. They had even gone shopping to make sure we had some fresh food when we arrived, as well as leaving some treats from their home country of the Netherlands. They also cut the grass and kept our garden looking beautiful. Our dog was so happy with them that she was really sad to see them go, although she was obviously happy to have us home too. She only behaves this way when she really has enjoyed her time as she obviously did with Trudy and Peter. Our neighbors that had a chance to meet them have all commented that they were friendly and quiet. In summary, you couldn't find a better house sitting team than Trudy and Peter. We would be happy to have them back again.

Katharine, Switzerland, 25 April, 2022

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

Wonderful

Trudy and Peter were our first 'non-family' house sitters and we were a little nervous in accepting them to look after our property. As it turned out we could not have left our home or our cat and dog in better hands. They are the friendliest, most caring and sympathetic couple you could ever wish to meet. With their experience in looking after all types of properties over a number of years they were able to deal with everything in a most efficient and practical way over the five weeks of our absence. We emailed regularly and they reported back to us with updates, photos of themselves and the animals, who we are certain got very spoiled. On our return, the house and garden were spotless. They took us to the airport for our departure, and Peter met us on our return. Trudy had even prepared a delicious home-made soup for us which was so very welcome after many hours of travelling and our late night arrival home. We could not have wished for anyone better to look after everything. We take this opportunity to thank them once again, and also to highly recommend them. We are sure we will be using them again in the future. Valerie & Roger Parsons Benidoleig. Spain. 14th January 2022

Roger, Spain, 12 January, 2022

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

Outstanding reliable couple

Trudy and Peter are an exeptional couple not only because they took over our house and cats for the long period of 6 months, but because we never had to worry or concern ourselves with anything regarding their housekeeping! They managed to repair things, kept the garden in a lovely state and dealt with our vacation guests (we have a little rental apartement) in a way that they felt comfortable and welcome. When we met Peter and Trudy the first time we very much enjoyed their humor and the interisting life experiences they shared with us. They both have a magic hand and understanding with our two cats. Our male cat has had the bad habit to chew holes in towels and spray inside the house. Thanks to the "cat wisperers" this has stopped. We have been updated frequently by phone calls and email with pictures. So we knew that everything was under control and enjoyed our journey without any worries. When they left the house was perfectly clean and tidy, even better as before. Trudy and Peter are very trustworthy, sympathetic, handy around the house and garden and lovely with pets. We can highly recomend them as a house-sitting-couple!

Monika, Spain, 25 September, 2019

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

5 stars for this lovely couple

I interviewed a number of candidates to take care of my 2 dogs in Spain for 3 months from June to September this year. I definitely made a good choice with Peter & Trudy. One of my dogs Molly, is very nervous especially with men, but Peter made so much effort to bond with her. Alfie has to have antibiotics administered every few days, not a problem for this couple. They sent me regular photos and updates throughout the sit and even checked my mail box for me on a regular basis! Peter is very handy around the house and fixed some things for me. When I returned all my plants looked better than when I had left 3 months earlier and my apartment was asolutely spotless. I would not hesitate to employ their services again. In fact, I am going away again next year and have asked them to sit again for my 2 fury babies.

Patsy, United Kingdom, 19 September, 2018

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

Truly amazing sitters

Peter and Trudy were really amazing dog and house sitters. If they are interested in your assignment, snap them up before anybody else does. Our two extra large dogs were totally happy and content in their company and they were looked after so well. Both dogs have developed a new and totally relaxed love of being groomed thanks to Peter. The house was immaculate when we got back. Much cleaner than when we left and the garden looked beautiful. Peter and Trudy even gave one of our much loved shrubs some TLC, after a few winter issues. It is now thriving and looking healthy and vibrant once again. They sent us lots of updates and photos of the dogs whilst we were away. Which were greatly appreciated. They are a truly lovely couple, who we immediate felt at ease with and were happy to leave in charge of our dogs and our home. I highly can recommend them. Nothing is too much trouble. They are our friends forever now.

Collette , United Kingdom, 31 August, 2017

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

Peter and Trudy in Singapore !

We were most than happy to meet Peter and Trudy ! Friendly couple and pets lovers they took care of our 2 dogs during 3 weeks . One of them was injured before I left and they really took care of him, they even took him back to the vet has he developed a skin pb . They send me pictures and videos every 2 days and I really appreciated this special attention ! The house was super clean , everything was in order as I left it . I highly recommend Peter and Trudy and I will be very happy to meet them again in Singapore or anywhere on earth : )

sophie, Singapore, 29 July, 2017

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

Outstanding Couple

Trudy and Peter are quite simply an amazing couple who looked after my property as if it were their own. They showed diligence and intelligence in dealing with a variety of things including maintenance , post , showing prospective buyers around the property . They gave regular updates, and communication was extremely pleasant and easy. They cared lovingly for the horses and donkeys , and liaised perfectly with the neighbours arranging land cleaning. They are extremely practical and maintained the houses , keeping them in tip top condition . I can't endorse them highly enough.

Sarah, United Kingdom, 06 June, 2017

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

House sit in Qatar

Trust and Peter were delightful people who took great care of our dog Lucy and cat Tigger while we were away. We returned to a clean and tidy house and a garden well looked after. We received updates during our absence which gave us peace of mind while we were away. I would highly recommend Peter and Trudy as house sitters and would definitely use them again.

Ian, Middle East, 07 January, 2017

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

Germany house sit in October 2016 for two weeks

Trudy & Peter drove here from Holland and arrived as arranged. From the moment we met, we felt very happy to leave them in charge. We were not disappointed, in fact, they exceeded our expectations! Not only did they keep in contact, when we got back, the house was sparkling clean and tidy, Trudy had made a delicious soup for us and between them, they had made repairs and done jobs in our house beyond the call of duty! If Trudy & Peter offer to house sit for you, don't hesitate for one second - before someone else gets them!

Ruth, Germany, 22 October, 2016

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

Absolutely perfect housesitters

We have a 13 years old dog, who was very well and lovingly taken care of. She got her medicine just as regularly and without fail as she got the required attention and care. The house and garden were absolutely spotless and in perfect condition upon our return. Trudy and Peter worked and looked after things well over and above the usual call of duty. They have no problem finding their way round new areas or circumstances. We found Trudy and Peter to be very respectful and trustworthy and we have no hesitation in recommending them to you for pet- and/or house-sitting.

Nicole, Germany, 10 October, 2016

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

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Last updated: 23 November 2022