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Responsable and caring Yoga teacher/naturopath, 61 (f), offers house+petsitting * short and long term * Europe & elsewhere *40 yrs experience

Germany

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Other animal(s) – Grown up in the countryside with chicken :-)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 7 November 2022
Until: 29 May 2024
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Naturopath, Yogateacher, Occupation therapist, Industriekauffrau, Psychologische Beraterin

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

I love to learn about new places, other cultures, spend my time in private homes, take care of cats, dogs and other smaller pets. I don't smoke or drink and even though I am adventures and like to explore my surrounding, I love to spend time
in a home, care for pets and keep it homely.

You can be shure that I am 100 % trustworthy, clean and tidy, with a very good common sense. Once I have taken up a commitment people can rely on me. I like meeting new people and enjoy good conversation: I am quiet, not a party person.

Being grown up in the countryside I love nature a lot. I lived in cities for long and enjoy them too very much - as long as a home is a more quiet spot. I am comfortable and keep myself busy even in remote places. I love to read and love cosy and clean homes. I have no need for TV, AC but would need Wifi or at least somewhere near - if its a remote place, so I can check mails.

My main motivation is to make owners feel good that their pets are in loving and caring, safe and responsible hand so that they can enjoy their holidays in a relaxed way and know that they will return to a clean and well-kept home.

I do speak fluent english, and enough spanish to manage living in spanish speaking countries. I have spent a lot of time in Spain and Colombia, and lived many years in India.
 

Why they want to house sit

I have always been very interested to learn more about other cultures and countries. Therefore I like to stay private when I travel, usually via airbnb. I also really enjoy to look after a home, care for pets and plants and cook my own vegetarian food. Pets, with their individual characters, give me lots of joy. I keep a place for all of them in my heart and they give me happy memories.

Their experience

* I did house and cat-sitting in a villa in Marbella in 2012. (through mindmyhome)

* I always took care of my friends' cats when they were away from home.

* In summer 2012 and 2014 I looked after two adoring cats for the same owners
in Zürich. They told me that their home was even cleaner than they left it and
their cats were happy and relaxed and well taken care of (through mindmyhome,
pls. see ref. below)

* I looked after a dog during a private stay in spain in 2014, where the owner left
her alone for long hours, while I was on holiday for a couple of months.

* I adopted a sick elderly cat who lived on the balcony for some weeks when I
had rented a private room in Lisbon. My host warned me not to touch her as
she would bite, but within a few days I conquered her heart and to the surprise
of the owner she loved to be stroked and cuddled, so they left it to me to look
after her.

* 2017: I house sat someone's cat in a nearby city twice during the
weekends. They told me they had never seen the cat so relaxed when they
returned home.

* I took care of a large home with lot's of flowers and plants, big garden with a
swimming pond in Austria (8-9/17) (Pls. see the ref. at the end of my profile).

* I was looking after 3 cute cats during winter 2017/18 in Marbella.

* I took care of 2 Beauties (forest cats) in Berlin in May 2018 (pls. see ref. below)

* I looked after a lovely old lady dog in New Town, Edinburgh in April and
June 2018

Unfortunatly I am bad with saving stuff so lost my old references from mindmyhome sittings when my computer broke down. Mmh also doesn't store them for more than a year. Therefore I added other references, also from my guests as an airbnb host in the end of this listing

What can they bring to the assignment

Being trained as a 'Heilpraktiker' (Naturopath/alternative medicine) in various healing methods, including spiritual healing, teaching yoga and yoga therapy for almost three decades, I feel I have a sensitivity to what others need - people, animals and plants. I connect very fast with animals, and owners are often surprised that dogs and cats come up to me even when they don't go to others. This happens on my daily walks, too.
Please note, that even so I love animals a lot, I like to have my bed for my own and sleep also alone at nights. I also can't deal with strong big dog who pulls the leash.

In all my professions my main interest was to satisfy my clients/customers being 100 % reliable.

* I worked in various coperations for over 10 yrs, one of them Cambridge
Instruments, Cambridge, UK (now Leica Ltd.)

* I was employed in the city theater as prompter and stage manager and enjoyed
being part of a film team while shooting in different islands in Andaman &
Nicobar.

* I studied alternative medicine (Heilpraktiker) and run my own clinic

* During my studies I took care for elderly people in their homes 24/7

* I am trained as an occupational therapist and worked with handicapped
people, in a pediatric and neurological clinic, and in a private nature
cure hospital

* I teach Yoga since 1996: in India I taught yoga for patients in the center during
my studies; I taught relaxation and stress management classes and did
counseling in a health insurance for 10 years and gave private yoga courses

Through my life- and work experience, extensive travels in many countries in different parts of the world, I gained organizational and psychological skills, with a deep understanding of the nature of beings and their needs, and life itself.

Please note:

POLICE CHECK.
I never needed one. Therefore I would only get one if requested and you are seriously interested. I had never any problem with the police of course.

REFERENCES.
I have just renewed my membership, but my references are not there anymore. I am not good with computers and forgot to save them. I will try to get them from the owners I have been sitting.

From 2012 - 2014 I was a host with airbnb and have references from my guest which speak for themselves. I add some of them below. I can also send you a pdf where you can see its original or make a screenshot.
Just added one from a sitting in Austria (8-9/2017)

AVAILIBILITY.
I am quite flexible with dates. Will do shorter sittings during the summer, but will take up a long term sitting in the winter 2018/19 in a warmer climate.

COSTS.
I sit for free, but as I am early retired, I have to check the costs for travel and car rental if needed which I do after a host shows interest. Depending on the location I would appreciate support for these expenditures. I am fine on the other hand to take care of certain expendures if costs are within a certain amount (electricity f.e.) yet only for long term agreements.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Beside free house and petsitting I can offer to look for your guests and even run and maintain a small guesthouse. I can also do some light gardening work (for free). If I do any work beside a normal housesitting looking after a home, plants and pets - and I do my work 150 % like we say in germany, there should be an agreement for payment.

If you would like me to sit for you, please write down all specific details of your pets and their needs, of your house as well as any other specific requirements you may have. This ensures that the sitting works out perfectly well for you.

REFERENCES:
*** Zürich summer 2012 and 2014, 2 cats, a villa and garden

"Anita house sat for us while we were in Finnland for two weeks. Anita respected our property and personal belongings and she obviously loves animals as our two cats she had in her care had been extremely well cared for and were in good health, relaxed and happy.
On our return the house was welcoming and cleaner than ever, with food in the fridge to cover us until shopping the next day. Our garden was equaliy well tended with freshly mown lawn. I hope she shall be available to house sit for us when we next have a holiday.
I have no hesitation in recommending Anita as she is completly trustworthy, capable, responsible and reliable. She is herself a host with airbnb and the references on her profile speak for themselves. Please feel free to contact us via phone if you wish. Anita can supply our phone number."
Stephanie J., Zürich
(I can sent a copy of the email from Stephanie/her mail adress)


***. Housesit in Altmünster am Traunsee, Oberösterreich, Austria via Couchsurfing
Aug.-Sept. 2017 (large home and garden to look after)

"Anita looked after our house for two weeks while we have been on holidays. we stayed in contact during the whole period and she informed us about what was going on at home. On our return we found everything tidy and clean. Even the sheets and towels have been washed and the garbage was taken out. The florishing flowers proofed that Anita had taken good care of them. The only pity was - Anita had already left.* We can recommend Anita to anybody who needs a reliable housesitter. Dear anita, thank you for the care and all the best for your future plans.
Please note.
*As this can be misunderstanding (CS don't allow changes) I like to add that we had arranged that I would leave monday or tuesday as it was not shure when the hosts will return home. I left tuesday and they returned the day after. They would have loved to meet me again (me too) but I had to return home.
You may contact Elisabeth via email if you wish for more infos.

*** Catsitting in Berlin, Germany May 2018

1 week cat and plants sitting in a small Flat. My fist try with this website.
Anita is a reliable and trustworthly person and took really good care of my cats, plants and flat. She has a special connection with animals. We had daily contact for stories of my cats or questions that came up. She is full of interesting stories of her life. I didnt have a proper Paper ready with all things to know so it was harder to have a smooth hand over. I will make one! She really did her best to make my cats happy even if they didnt obey. :) All was tidy and clean when i returned. Thank you Anita!

II. These references are a part of my references from my wonderful guests and some of my hosts from AIRBNB: ( I cancelled the surnames)

Mario, Colombia
Anita es una excelente persona, es la mejor anfitriona que he conocido. Me brindo su amistad y su calidez durante el alojamiento en su casa Es muy buena orientando a sus huespedes en Stuttgart y esta pendiente todo el tiempo de las necesidades de sus invitados

Vertrauliches Feedback:
Anita, you are the best human been!! thanks for all and, I invite you to my house in Colombia.
Oktober 2012

Genavieve (New zealand)
Anita is a wonderful person with a huge heart. She is so generous and helpful, and great for an interesting conversation! Her place is conveniently close to the metro and lots of restaurants. Anita also took us for a beautiful walk through the local forrest, which had a great view of Stuttgart and the surrounding areas. She was the perfect host and we feel very lucky to have met her!

Vertrauliches Feedback:
We had a lovely stay and really do feel lucky to have met you! Thank you so much for everything, especially for introducing us to pretzels!! You're always welcome in my home if you ever come that far around the world! Stay in touch!

September 2012

Ilona & Alex (host) Spain
Anita was a very pleasant guest. She is super friendly, easy going and we felt very comfortable having her around. We would really enjoy having her back on another occasion, and highly recommend her as a guest to all airbnb hosts!
Januar 2012

Ingrid (belgium)
My stay in Anita's room was pleasant, a bit like coming home in a sunny bright big room. I enjoyed her breakfast in her cosy kitchen next to the balcony and our talks on the balcony in the evening. Her description is complete so no surprises. I missed the walk in the forrest with Anita because of my busy scedual but I encourage you to accept her invitation. Have a great stay in the softness of Anita's presence.
Juli 2013

Amit (Israel)
After 5 days with Anita we are so full of love and help from her that we can say that she is our good friend! This apartment is first of all a home to come back to, it is cosy and full of atmosphere, and Anita is the best part of it since she is such a great host. Every morning we woke up to a set table for breakfast, she was always thinking of us and trying to help in every possible way. Only with her help we found an apartment! Thank you Anita, good thing that we are now close and can meet again :)

Vertrauliches Feedback:
Thank you!! Many hugs!!!
Juli 2013

Akiko Jimbo
Anita is one of the most friendly & openminded person I have ever met. I enjoyed talking with her over herb tea :) The room as well as the whole apartment is clean, with lots of light. There was a stack of all the information a tourist needs/wants to know about Stuttgart and the area around: public transportation maps, museum brochures, etc. Wifi was fast, with no interruptions while on. Iwill definitely stay again when I'm in the area.

Vertrauliches Feedback:
Thanks so much! I will visit again :)
Juni 2013

Angelika (host) Colombia
Durante tres semanas compartir con Anita fue muy grato, ella es una persona muy agradable! seria, amable, respetuosa, amorosa con todos y con todo. Aprendí mucho de ella y creo que compartimos muchas cosas mutuamente. Disfrutó del paisaje, la naturaleza, los atardeceres (que tanto adora y admira) la playa, el viento, etc. Visito diferentes lugares y parques localizados en Santa Marta! Descanzo y nos dejo muchos gratos recuerdos. Ahora Anita forma parte de nuestra familia y esperamos verla en un proximo viaje a Colombia. Thanks for everything Anita! Greetings from Gregory and Tomasa!
März 2013

Patricia (host) colombia
Anita is an excellent person. Very polite, considerate, quiet. It's nice to spend time with her. Anita, was clear in the things required at home, so it was easy to share my space with her. I can recommend highly Anita as guest.
Januar 2013

Slobodanka (Bulgaria)
Anita is great person with a huge heart. She is wonderful host, generous and hospitable. I stayed there two weeks and she makes my first days in Germany very interesting and pleasant. She was very helpful and caring and with her help I have adapted very easy there. She give me a lot of information that I needed to know and also put maps and prospects in my room. She also help me with the moving in the new apartment. Her home is very nice and always perfectly clean. It is close to the center, metro, restaurants, supermarkets and shops. I have enjoy there very much because she was very open and full with interesting stories.
November 2012

(England)
Anita not only welcomed us into her home, she instantly became a friend. From day one it was a pleasure to share in her company and for us all to share many stories of travelling and experiences. Anita is an extremely interesting host with many fun stories of India and it was great to get an insight into her life. Unlike many other travelling guests we will now be neighbours and we hope to maintain a friendship with her. Anita helped us so much and there are few people in this world like her that Trev Twould be as helpful, kind and caring as she has been to us. We could never be more grateful to such a lovely person and Anita is a fabulous host and would make a wonderful guest. The room and house are super clean, warm and have a cosy feeling of "home away from home." Anybody that has the pleasure of staying here will surely have a fabulous time and enjoy their time in Stuttgart not only because of the lovely city but because of Anita's house
Oktober 2012


Benny (Isreal)
We would like to recommend Anita's apartment :) we stayed two nights there. We liked Anita very much, she is a lovely person and treated us very good. the room was comfortable and big, also the house was very clean and warm. we liked to sit in the mornings and talk with Anita, she is very interesting women and has big heart. the breakfast was tasty. she helped us with everything that we needed and asked her! she put in the room a lot of information with explanations about vary of things that tourist need to know, like good places to go, directions , maps etc. we had a great time in her place :)
Oktober 2012

Jade And Olivier :)
Anita is very friendly and helpful, and she went the extra mile to make sure our stay in Stuttgart was comfortable and smooth. Her apartment is cosy and there is indeed a lot of room to move about. She also brought us to and from the nearby train station. We enjoyed our stay very much :)
Oktober 2012

References (3)

Hi, my name is Santhosh and I am from Kerala,India. Anita is a great person and I felt very happy to meet her. She is a very kind full, caring and understanding person.After meeting her I have a feeling that she is like my elder sister.Hope to see her soon again. I wish her all the very best..
Oktober 2012
Santhosh is a Friend

Luís (host Lisbon)
Anita is a very kind person which always kept everything clean in my place. It was hard to divide the tasks in the house once she always did everything :-)
September 2012
Luís is a Friend

Bruno And Shiren (host) Portugal

Anita is a great woman. She is the one that taught us about Airbnb. Anyone that is lucky enough to stay with her will grow and speed up their development. Anita is very clean and is well educated about her surroundings. She knows how to keep the house free of negativity as well as make it comfortable for others. Definitely stay with Anita if you get a change. TOTALLY worth the time.
September 2012

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Available to house sit

Belgium, Caribbean, Central South America, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 7 November 2022
Until: 29 May 2024

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
12 July 2019 to 31 August 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 4

Testimonials

Perfect House Sitting Experience - Would love to see her again

We are very grateful that Anita looked after our cats and the house while we attended a yoga retreat. We had a great evening together before we left and I hope to see her again at our place. Communication and exchange if information was perfect and I was very happy that Anita also had an eye on the outside temperatures and took care of the flowers when the frost and snow came back. The two cats must have enjoyed the time, they were happy and completely normal when we came back. Anita is for sure an experienced house sitter and we would love to have her once again as our guest and house sitter.

Sarah, Germany, 27 April, 2022

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

Flatsit

Anita stayed in my flat in Hamburg for one month and looked after 2 freshwater aquariums. She is highly recommended. Reliable, uncomplicated and flat was left sparkling clean!

Mark, Germany, 07 August, 2019

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

Anita in Edinburgh

Anita has looked after our house and dog in Edinburgh twice, and we hope she might be able to come again. Our dog is obviously very happy with her, and we are very happy to have her In our home. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Nina, United Kingdom, 23 June, 2018

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

1 week cat and plants sitting in a small Flat. My fist try with this website.

Anita is a reliable and trustworthly person and took really good care of my cats, plants and flat. She has a special connection with animals. We had daily contact for stories of my cats or questions that came up. She is full of interesting stories of her life. I didnt have a proper Paper ready with all things to know so it was harder to have a smooth hand over. I will make one! We had a misunderstandig that she needed a cat-hair free Sleepingroom not only at night. She really did her best to make my cats happy even if they didnt obey. :) All was tidy and clean when i returned. Thank you Anita!

yvonne, Germany, 19 May, 2018

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

Anita Conz

Anita looked after our house and dog in Edinburgh in April and I have no hesitation in recommending her. Our old dog needs ‘humouring’ to leave the house, and Anita was very patient and won the dog’s trust. She is an excellent house sitter.

Nina, United Kingdom, 06 May, 2018

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

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Last updated: 7 November 2022