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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s)
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From: 24 August 2019
Until: 1 October 2020
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We are a married couple (ages 51 and 53) taking a break from the rat race in the United States and travelling around the world.
Michelle grew up in Hawaii and Simon hails from England. We have spent the last 14 years living in Denver, CO where we ski and hike and camp and ride bikes everywhere! We love the outdoors! However, we do miss the beach.
Michelle had a 20+yr career in IT and Simon had a 20+yr career in the wine world. We still have our home back in Denver which we are renting so we know the importance of finding the right people to take care of your home and "babies". We are more than happy to provide references and/or chat directly.
Our approach is to travel slowly, spending much time in one area. We want to immerse ourselves in the local cultures and languages. We are particularly keen on learning other languages and experiencing new places. We love to visit local markets and cook meals at home. Simon, being the cook of the family, likes to take cooking classes and test out the regional spices. In the mornings, we enjoy long walks especially with animals in tow and a good cup of coffee :)
We also miss having our own furry family members, so taking care of some else's pets allows us the joy of being around animals again! After 6 housesits, we realized the hardest part is leaving them. We think about all of them!
Not really sure what this means but if it applies to owning houses and animals then yes! In the past 2 years, we have done 6 housesits all over the world through this website and others.
Also, we have owned 4 houses (still own one) and these houses have been in many different locations from tropical locations with our own pool home to a mountain cabin at 3,200 meters in elevation. We have owned many pets including cats, dogs, ponies, birds, fish, goats, gerbils, and hamsters over the 23 years we've been together. They are not just part of the family but our "babies". As our furried and feathered (and scaled) babies have passed on, we have always volunteered to pet sit (and house sit) our friends’ animals.
We are non smokers, love animals, can tend gardens (Michelle has the green thumb) and will take care of your home like it was our own. We are neat freaks and will keep your home very tidy. Michelle even makes the bed in hotel rooms! :) We are flexible with timing but have learned we prefer the longer assignments...ie. more than 2 weeks at least.
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, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam
From: 24 August 2019
Until: 1 October 2020
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple
Simon and Michelle are a lovely couple, they came to us in September 2018 for just over 2 weeks to look after our house, our dog Merlot and cat Shiraz. We met them before and enjoyed a meal together and had plenty of time to hand over the animals and the house. Whilst we were away they were brilliant at keeping us informed and sent lots of photos of the animals and house. When we returned Simon had prepared a beautiful meal for us, which was much appreciated. We would not hesitate to recommend them to others and we hope they come back to see us on their future travels. We wish them well in the future.
Simon and Michelle looked after my house in Spain for five weeks. They kept on regular contact with messages and photos. They integrated well into the village (and now know the village and residents better than I do. My two Labradors love them and they even gained the trust of my semi feral cats. The house was better than when i left it. I would highly recommend these two for any sits.
Simon and Michelle spent 3 weeks at our house in El Valle, Panama caring for our cat and our rescued street dog. They did a phenomenal job, almost too good - our dog was depressed when they left! They were great about staying in contact and sending pictures of the animals. They integrated into our little local community and got to know our friends, who all loved them. They picked us up from the airport (2 hours away!) upon our return and even left us a pot of homemade soup. If you can get these 2 to house-sit for you, grab them!
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