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Writer/Artist & Retired Pilot

United States

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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Goats, Ducks, Fish, Reptiles, Pigs

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 April 2019
Until: 31 December 2021

Occupation

Writer/Artist & Retired Pilot

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About this sitter

We are a retired couple, nearing our early 50s, with a kind and mature teenage son, whom we homeschool from wherever we are in the world. We are friendly, highly adaptable, and have a positive outlook. We have traveled extensively all over the world and are not particular about the setting or pace or responsibilities that a house sitting job will entail, because we are eager to experience a variety of lifestyles in any setting. We love animals, gardening and DIY projects.

Why they want to house sit

We consider ourselves to be adventurers and travelers, rather than tourists, and feel that house sitting is a wonderful way to immerse ourselves in a new region, while helping others. We enjoy experiencing other lifestyles and cultures and see no better way to do this than to live like a local. We also have proven that showing our son the world, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures, is the best education there is.

Their experience

We owned a small farm with a garden, greenhouse, and orchard for 5 years and have cared for, and have dearly loved, several kinds of animals, including numerous chickens, ducks, cats and several dogs. We have renovated, repaired, and maintained several houses over the years and have owned 14 homes due to our frequent relocation during Rustan's prior pilot career. Rustan is an excellent handyman and farmer and Kim is an experienced gardener and animal sitter. Harrison (age 14) is a hard worker, gentle and very responsible. We both have a lot of attention to detail and several decades of home and farm experience.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are conscientious and clean and will treat your home with care and respect. We make our house/animal sitting the priority! We are self-sufficient, detail-oriented, resourceful and possess a high work ethic. We enjoy animals and have experience with animal husbandry and will treat your animals with great care and love. We are physically fit and not afraid of hard work. We are people friendly, but are also completely comfortable in isolated situations. We take care of homes like they are ours and try to leave them in even better condition. We are great communicators and know how important it is to update owners on sitting status and expectations during a stay.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, China, 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, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 April 2019
Until: 31 December 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Family with children

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Last updated: 19 October 2018