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Location-independent, calm couple ready to look after your home, garden and furry, feathery and/or shelled friends

Austria

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 29 April 2019
Until: 17 September 2020
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Part-time work for a university (Sandra) and CEO assistant (Greg), and full-time travellers ;)

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We, Greg & Sandra, are an Austrian couple of nine years, who are going through with a big lifestyle change. Ever since September 2018 we live a location-independent lifestyle and we both have online jobs to support this lifestyle financially to make it a permanent way of living (and not just "holidays").

Our availability:
Basically anytime and anywhere. We are flexible and open for any suggestions!

This is Greg:
This young man, 36 years of age, has a Bachelor in Economics (he is really good with numbers ;) ) and is currently working as a CEO assistant for an Austrian company. He is extremely honest, balanced and modest. Fun fact: Whenever he sees a cat, he immediately has to pet it, it's like it is in his DNA. Oh and Sandra knows the story by heart how he once helped a mommy cat give birth to kittens. On his bed.

This is Sandra:
This young woman, 28 years of age, has spent her adult life in education, she has completed two Bachelor's (one in Translation Studies (English & Chinese), another one in Finnish Studies) and one Master's (in Applied Linguistics). Meanwhile she has been working at the University of Vienna as a student and organisation assistant, now she is working for the same department, just online. Her heart is big, she has an eye for detail and her mind questions everything. Fun fact: Her most thrilling animal story is her impregnating pigs in a pig stall in Finland. Her host mom took her along that day.

This is Greg & Sandra in combination:
We outbalance each other's weaknesses, profiting from each other's strengths - and so will your house, your green life and your furry, feathery and/or shelled friends.
We don't smoke, drink only very seldomly and are quite the early-birds, so we wouldn't throw your animals out of their rhythm and we wouldn't waste any electricity at night. Speaking of which, we pay attention to how much electricity and gas we are using, so after our housesit you won't have an ugly surprise with high energy bills (as we had when sublenting our place).
Our language skills: German, English, Finnish, Chinese, some Spanish, Estonian, Italian and French.

What are we looking for?
We want to gain local experiences all over the world while still carrying responsibility for a home and its inhabitants. Our only demand is internet, without which we couldn't work. We prefer long-term sits (more than two weeks) and (semi-) rural areas with some sort of public transportation system. Alternatively, we love biking and Greg is an extremely experienced driver, both on the right and left side.

Why they want to house sit

Reason #1:
Living a location-independent life seems exciting, yet we know that we will miss having a home when we are travelling. Housesitting seems like the perfect opportunity to counteract that.

Reason #2:
We want to end up in places where tourists wouldn't go. We find beauty in little things so we are eager to explore your local treasures.

Reason #3:
Oh how we miss gardening, petting cats and taking long walks with dogs! Especially Sandra is looking forward to taking car of a dog that forces her to take a walk several times a day. Sometimes you just need a kick in the butt.

Their experience

As mentioned above, we have housesitted through the platform mindmyhouse.com four times so far. These were our tasks there so far (amongst others):

LOOKING AFTER DOGS:
We've had young and energetic ones that you need to keep under control and require two hours of walk a day but also old and frail ones where you need to do some convincing for even going outside to pee. We've taken care of their medication and special eating habits.

LOOKING AFTER CATS:
Mostly rescue cats so far, all with their one mentalities, some with special needs.

LOOKING AFTER CHICKENS AND A PIG:
daily feedings, locking them up for the night etc.

HOUSE MAINTENANCE:
pool maintenance, cleaning, collecting wood etc.


Rule #1 for us: COMMUNICATION!


Sandra is experienced with dogs (especially big ones), cats and turtles, Greg is big on cats.

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring loads of motivation to provide good service to you, since you are giving us a wonderful opportunity in exchange. We feel honoured if you let us care for your house, garden and animals, so you can expect daily updates from your furry friends (if wanted) and, of course, you will find your home the way you left it once you are back.

If you have any questions, doubts or whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact us! We would also very much like a Skype meeting or similar to get to know you.

Greetings from this wonderful planet,
Greg & Sandra

Available to house sit

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 29 April 2019
Until: 17 September 2020

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
21 May 2019 to 18 August 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 26-35 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Fantastic housesitters!

Sandra&Gregor arrived in time. We had good clear contact before, no problems at all. They handled the mood of my old dog Calar very well and even my cat was very relaxed with it all when I came back. Whilst I was travelling, they where is touch we me, so I had very much peace of mind been away enjoying my holidays. They dealed with solar system and even Gregor learned how to split logs :-). They where a bit of logs left for me even! Before they left, they even filled up my drinkingwater! I can strongly recomment them, always again. Wishing them well Birgit

Birgit, Spain, 15 January, 2019

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

Sweet, reliable couple

Sandra and Greg sat my seven cats and pig, and I felt perfectly safe leaving them in their hands. They are a mature, and responsible couple that will take perfectly good care of your home and pets, and theywere very sweet to keep me updated and know that everone was ok.

Nana, Spain, 28 December, 2018

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

Highly Recommended!

Sandra & Greg were clear and helpful in their communication and organisation, and arrived the day before we left so they could get to know the dogs, and how things worked around the house. They were happy to do some sweeping up and basic pool care while we were away, and the house was clean and tidy when we returned. The dogs and cats had obviously been well looked after, and we appreciated getting a few pictures and updates to reassure us that all was well. Sandra & Greg are caring and reliable people, and we felt able to relax in the knowledge our home and animals were in safe hands. We'd happily have them sit for us again, and are happy to recommend them to others!

Thomas, Spain, 19 December, 2018

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

Lovely housesitters!

Sandra and Greg are my first housesitters and they have proved to be fantastic ! I was away for a whole week and they took great care of the animals who hardly noticed I was away! They fully adapted to the house and its limited conditions and were really nice to keep the wood stock full. They are great company and we had interesting talks while we were together. I highly recommend them as housesitters and shall keep very good memory of them!

Lyne, Spain, 29 November, 2018

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

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Last updated: 30 March 2019