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Marta and Gunnar, 33 yrs old. Vegan animal lovers, non-smokers. Archaeologist & photographer

Germany

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 27 May 2019
Until: 31 December 2019
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Photographer & archeologist

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

*Available for sits after the 13th of September. We can be a little bit flexible with the dates (1-2 days). Also available for a few days in July (06.-11.). You can also write to us in French, German or Italian.*

We're a quiet couple in our 30s who loves all living creatures, diving into different cultures, history, art, having a good chat and staying fit. We're both German residents, Gunnar is German-Icelandic and I'm Polish. We speak fluent English, German, Italian, Icelandic and Polish. Additionally, Gunnar's French and Greek are conversational.

I work as a freelance photographer (mostly fine art that I sell as prints through online galleries). Gunnar is writing his PhD thesis in archaeology and helps me with German clients. Most of my work, just like Gunnar's, happens online - that's why our only must is a good wi-fi (good enough for a Skype call).

We are vegan (Gunnar for over 20, me for about 4 years) but we're fine feeding animals with what you usually give to them.

Why they want to house sit

We love the idea of being able to give back for trusting us with your furry family members and your home. We are grateful for the opportunity to cuddle and look after animals, since our lifestyle doesn't let us have our own pets. Additionally, we also think house-sitting is a wonderful opportunity to experience local life. Also, I always look out for new inspirations for my photography, and spending at least a week (preferably longer) in one place serves me best.

Their experience

We joined Mind My House in December 2018 and so far cared for ten large dogs and fourteen kitties, a rabbit and a number of fish. We also have a profile on TrustedHouseSitters: https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/germany/berlin/berlin/l/936524/. Recently we also started using Nomador, where we also have a profile: https://www.nomador.com/house-sitters/germany/berlin/berlin/118123. We've also gathered over 40 positive reviews as guests and hosts via AirBnB: https://de.airbnb.com/users/show/19028308.

We also had our own furry family: I had two rescue dogs and three cats (Kisior Sr, Kisior Jr and Princess), which are now staying with my parents in my family house with a garden. Also, as a child and teenager, I subsequently shared my room with guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and parrots. Gunnar also had a cat (Snúlli) when he lived in Greece as a child and also recruited some of his neighbour’s cats through cuddly treats (he still does it with all cats he sees). We also have experience with rescuing animals - 2 dogs, a peacock and a cat. Our last rescued friend from Greece, a little fluffy gentleman called Snowy, has recently found his home in Germany.

What can they bring to the assignment

We'll love and look after your furry friend(s) with great care, as well as take proper care of your premises, respect all the rules and do all the chores we commit to. We also have experience at doing simple repairs around the house.

Available to house sit

Africa, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Middle East, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 27 May 2019
Until: 31 December 2019

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
19 June 2019 to 20 August 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 26-35 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Amazing sitters Marta&Gunnar

Marta and Gunnar took excellent care of our pets Lucy and Elvis. For sure, they loved our great dane dog and our special tomcat. Marta sent us, during our trip, wonderful fotos from the pets. On our return, we found our house in a proper condition. We got to know them as very mindful personalities and appreciate both of them. They live as convinced vegans, without trying to persuate others. Thanks for the welcome back dinner . It was a pleasure to meet Marta and Gunna, they will be always welcome by us.

Joerg, Germany, 09 June, 2019

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

Welcome anytime!

Marta and Gunnar took excellent care of both my pets and my house. Everything was clean and in order, and I could tell that they really cared about my animals. They sent a few pics and kept me updated while I was gone. They would be welcome back at any time!

Holly, France, 20 February, 2019

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

These two are so lovely!

Marta and Gunnar housesat for us for 2 weeks. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats and a bunny. It went really really well. All the animals were totally relaxed when we got back!

Nisa, France, 30 January, 2019

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

Nice experience, dear people

Marta and Gunnar took care of our two large and exuberant dogs and of the cat for a month, during the Christmas period. They are well organized and efficient, very affectionate with our animals. They managed perfectly our home and the garden, watered the plants and regularly administered the medication of our boxer dog. We were pleasantly surprised by the homemade (vegan) Sushi they had prepared for us at our arrival. They kept in touch throughout the period by sending us photos and updates every day. We are pleased to have had them as our sitters and we certainly recommend them, they are very kind people and we have a high esteem for them. Marta is an exceptional photographer, and her portraits of our pets are very dear to me.

Bruna, Italy, 14 January, 2019

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

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Last updated: 24 May 2019