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Young at heart Kiwis who LOVE animals, gardening and Exploring!

New Zealand

Testimonials

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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – Annette grew up on a rural farm in Northland, New Zealand where she helped raise chickens, cows, sheep, pigs and a cheeky goat or two!

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Availability

From: 21 February 2020
Until: 13 July 2030

Occupation

Online Teacher

References

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About this sitter

Hi, we are Chris and Annette, a young at heart mature professional couple in our late 40s and early 50s, our home country is New Zealand. We are fit and healthy with a love for outdoor activities, travel, learning and education. We love animals and we come with life experiences in owning and caring for a range of animals. In particular (Annette) I grew up in rural New Zealand where I owned and competitively rode horses and looked after various farm animals, while Chris has always owned dogs and cats and has a life long passion and experience in gardening.
We were based in Vietnam from June 2018 to July2019 we teach online and I continue to study. We completed a 5 week house sit in Northern Thailand, and became hooked, it was such a great experience to live in the local community, learn about life in this part of the world and look after amazing pets and property. From August 2019 we are in Europe and available to house sit across Europe, United Kingdom and surrounding regions.
We have owned and renovated our own properties over the years and have a good understanding of what is involved in the day to day care of a range of properties, from rural homes to inner-city apartments.
We are looking for properties that will take us to interesting places in the world, we are open to a range of property styles and local regions.

Why they want to house sit

We are enjoying this time in our life travelling and exploring countries we would like to visit, however, our style is not to be tourists rushing to see everything, rather we prefer to settle in a city or region and enjoy experiencing the local way of living. We are real homebodies preferring to stay at home, venturing out to purchase supplies from the local markets and enjoy a cup of coffee.
We love animals and gardening, but because we are away from our home country we do not currently have pets of our own or the opportunity to tend a property.
For this reason, international house sitting is well suited to us.
Because we work online, good WIFI is essential in any property we stay at.

We are generally looking for house sits that are a minimum of three weeks through to considering long term house sits, however if your house sit is for a shorter period and close to our current location we are interested in helping you. A long term house sit is something we are always keen to consider.

Their experience

From time to time we have looked after property for family and friends and owned a number of our own properties over the years.
We are experienced from the point of view we know what is involved in maintaining and running a range of different properties. We are new to the international house sitting market and have enjoyed our first house sit in Northern Thailand on a rural property looking after a rescue dog and elderly cat. This sit was for five weeks. The experience has been amazing, with a care for environmental impact (making sure we are recycling efficiently and not using pollutant products, either chemical or plastic waste), and keeping the animals company. Walking the dog daily and cuddly the cat. We have completed (Aug19) a house sit in Slovakia (7 cats 2 dogs); we are currently in a house sit in Frankfurt until 4th September, then we move on to Kent, Tunbridge Wells, and Goring before going to France on 20th November. We are currently available (in England only) for 13th to 25th October. If you are looking for experienced sitters on these dates we would love to hear from you.

WE HAVE REFERENCES

What can they bring to the assignment

We can assure you we would look after your property as we would look after our own. We will always leave your property to return to in the same state as it was left to us at the beginning of a house sit assignment. We are experienced animal caregivers and understand most types of animals need for love, attention, shelter, exercise and companionship. We can also attend to basic medical needs.
We lead a quiet life dedicating ourselves to health and well-being.

We can tend to your garden (Chris loves to mow lawns), take care of your animals and ensure your property is secure and well looked after.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, Caribbean, Central South America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Middle East, North East Asia, Philippines, Singapore, South East Asia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 21 February 2020
Until: 13 July 2030

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Excellent job!

Annette and Chris did an excellent job. They looked after our house and garden, and a family of nine pets altogether. They are reliable and trustworthy persons. We are happy that we met them. We would definitively recommend these kind and friendly and responsible people.

Danka, Slovakia, 13 August, 2019

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

Chris & Annette

Chris and Annette did an excellent job house sitting for me. One look at Daisee and Norman when I got home and I knew that I had left my animals in good hands. In addition, the house was tidy, the lawn was mowed, the sheets and towels were clean - all was in good order. Chris and Annette are responsible, reliable, experienced, keen house sitters. Any home owner should feel confident leaving their home and animals in their care.

Elizabeth, Thailand, 27 July, 2019

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

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Last updated: 30 August 2019