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From: 20 April 2021
Until: 1 January 2027
Freelance Writer and Social Media Manager
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My name is Kate and I'm a professional freelance writer. I work from home and write for a variety of companies, publications, and clients. I've had several office jobs over the years and spent some time as a news reporter, but I relish the flexibility of my current career, particularly the ability to travel!
I have always had wanderlust and have traveled some in the United States, but yearned to explore more of the world. In spring 2018, I spent a month traveling Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Belgium. During that time, I spent a week housesitting for a family with two cats in Alvik (Stockholm), Sweden. Since October, 2018, I've been on the road again traveling and housesitting/pet-sitting in various places, including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, France, Czech Republic, and Turkey.
I'm kind and considerate with an open mind and warm heart for people as well as four-legged friends. I'm physically fit and love going for walks, hiking, and exploring (with dogs for company, whenever possible!). I enjoy country/rural settings as much as the city and have lived in both small towns and urban areas. I am quiet and reserved, though I tend to be more talkative and outgoing once I get to know people. :)
I have always wanted to travel and now, having established a career as a work-from-home professional, I finally have the flexibility and security to do so.
I would love to experience life like a local in different countries and communities. In my travels to date, I've stayed in hostels, hotels, and private residences. By far, I prefer staying at people's homes and apartments because it allows me to meet new people and have an authentic experience while exploring a new place.
Furthermore, I enjoy caring for animals and find most animals enjoy my company as well. I have three cats myself and have also had dogs of my own. I've also had some experience working with horses and would be delighted to meet and care for other animals as well, including goats, rabbits, etc. I also enjoy gardening though I do not have one of my own. I would be happy to help someone tend to their plants and flowers while house-sitting.
Yes, I am an experienced house sitter and I have also cared for friends' pets while they were away over the years. I understand how to live well with other people and share spaces with others and have cared for horses, dogs, and cats before. I think this breadth of experience sharing homes and apartments with others from various backgrounds, of various ages, etc., could contribute to my abilities as an effective house-sitter.
I'm considerate and friendly and can communicate well with others even if we don't speak the same language. I've worked with foreign exchange students and am becoming certified in teaching English as a foreign language. I'm very interested in learning about people as well as places, ideas, traditions, customs, etc. I'm a U.S. citizen with a valid driver's license. I also speak a bit of Spanish though I hope to become much more proficient over the next few months. I would like to learn more languages in the future as well! I'm a vegetarian and I am very compassionate with animals as well as people. I'm also mature, reliable, and respectful. I'm adept at solving problems and making the most of situations.
I would be more than happy to talk with you more about my experience, qualifications, etc., via Skype, email, or phone.
Thank you for reading!
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From: 20 April 2021
Until: 1 January 2027
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MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 26-35 years old
Total completed house sits: 3
It was a great pleasure to have Kate house-and-petsitting for me. My beloved dog Lucie and my cat Lili immediately responded well to her and that was extremely reassuring. Kate and I corresponded regularly both before her arrival and while I was away, and she sent me many pictures of my pets looking very comfortable and loved. Kate also went out of her way to accommodate me when I had visa problems and was not able to return to my house on the agreed date. Everything was left perfectly neat and tidy. I would love to have Kate back at any time in the future and would highly recommend her as a pet/house sitter.
Kate looked after our two cats for three weeks in February 2019. One of the cats required daily medication in his food, and she was happy to take on this 'complication'. We received photos of the cats (via WhatsApp) looking happy and relaxed during our vacation, which confirmed that they were in good hands. When we arrived home they were happy to see us but much more relaxed than when we have had to leave them in a cattery. Kate 'lives out of her luggage' and made no demands on us for storage space, which makes things easy. She left the house spotlessly clean, and it would have been difficult to tell that anyone had been there since we left, other than our outdoor recycling bin being appropriately stocked! All-in-all, very highly recommended.
Kate Daniel looked after our house and pets from the fourteenth to the eighteenth of November 2018. She made good arrangements and communicated well with us prior to the house sitting. When we were away she kept in contact with us to give updates re the pets and ask how we were enjoying our holiday. On our return everything was as we had left it. Kate had been a good friend to our pets and had left the house spotless. Kate stayed with us for one night before we left on holiday. She was friendly and not demanding in any way. We felt confident in her ability to look after our home and be trusted with our animals. Our dog, which is a bit nervous with new people, immediately engaged with Kate. We would use Kate again as a Housesitter and recommend her unreservedly.
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