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Lyn & Ian - footloose & fancy free



They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Farm animal(s) – Lyn grew up on a dairy farm, Ian stayed with relatives on farms throughout his youth

Police check

They have a police check


From: 23 August 2020
Until: 29 January 2022


Blissfully retired


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About this sitter

We have reached an age where we can explore the world at our own pace.
We are relatively active, non-smokers who love to see different parts of our own country and the world.
We own our own house & a rental unit, and appreciate when people care for it with love and attention as if it were their own.
We are happy to garden, look after pets, and get our exercise & hands dirty with any jobs that need doing.

Why they want to house sit

House sitting/swapping allows us to get the feel of a region without feeling like too much of a tourist.
Also, we're looking for where we'd like to retire so living in an area gives us a good feel for whether we'll fit in.

Their experience

We have house sat (?) 3 times on this site now - most recently for 3 months on a small farmlet in NSW, and before that a few years ago, both times in Spain. The first time for 2 weeks in the North of Spain, looking after a dog and a large 1 acre garden. The 2nd time was a week in a remote cottage in the wheat belt in southern Spain, looking after 2 dogs and a cat.
We also do private house sitting for friends and acquaintances within Australia, which we've done in Barossa and Pambula.

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring enthusiasm, a bit of life experience at our age, and a willingness to try anything.

Available to house sit

Australia, New Zealand

Availability dates

From: 23 August 2020
Until: 29 January 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Thank you Lyn & Ian

Ian & Lynette looked after our home, cats, chooks & goldfish for 3 months whilst we were away, they got involved with and fitted well into our local community and cared for our pets our home and our garden even planting out our veggie garden for the coming season (thank you guys) during our trip they kept in touch enough to give us peace of mind that what we cared for was in good hands, we can highly recommend Ian and Lyn for any house sitting position and will most certainly be in touch when we next head off

Sarah, Australia, 13 October, 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: 2 August 2020