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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s)
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From: 31 May 2022
Until: 31 August 2024
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps Recruiter
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Hello, my name is Anastasia. I've been a long-term Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, Ukraine and Armenia, and always enjoy traveling and learning from different people. I've been a nomad for a while but everywhere I go, I always make a cozy welcoming home - be it a little cottage in a tiny cocoa village or a drafty Soviet apartment in an industrial city. The concept of house-sitting is perfect for me because, again, I cannot stay in one place for a while, but, at the same time, I can take care of my temporary quarters as it would be my long-term home. I love the outdoors and animals, have experience in organic farming, rabbit-raising, scout mastering and long-distance hiking, as well as long-distance running, skiing, reading and singing songs.
Currently I am not ready to settle down in one spot, so I am free to roam while I'm deciding where to settle down. The COVID pandemic interrupted my Peace Corps service, and I had to return to the US, where I have no family to go to, so, again, I am deciding where my next adventure will be. In the meantime, I can take care of your house and pets.
I have a wide range of experience of managing a hostel, house-sitting for friends and being a great housemate in general.
Most recently, I have been working as a caretaker at a small horse farm in Montana, where I have been responsible for feeding and taking care of a wide variety of animals, including lovely Belgian and Norwegian Fjord horses, and a menagerie of chickens, ducks, rabbits and barn kitties. I also rake the leaves, mow the grass, water plants and shovel the snow depending on the season.
While working in Ghana, I've managed a regional office and a hostel for Peace Corps volunteers (2016-2018). I made sure the house was stocked up with cleaning supplies, advocated for installing new toilets, kitchen equipment and mosquito nets. I also managed bed reservations and worked with the house staff to ensure that everything is neat an clean. I rearranged the house library, took care of my rabbits and organized holiday dinners for volunteers and locals to keep the morale up.
If you ask my housemates (from college days to current times), you will always hear that I am a responsible, clean, punctual and considerate person.
The photos feature some of the critters I've taken care of, adventures I've had and friends I've made along the way.
My sense of responsibility, my global cultural experience, cleanliness and love for nature.
Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
From: 31 May 2022
Until: 31 August 2024
They sometimes charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2020
Age: 36-45 years old
Total completed house sits: 4
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Anastasia stayed at our house with our kitty for about 3 months during the winter in New Hampshire. Not only is she a wonderful housesitter, but she's also an all-around great person. She kept us informed while we were away, and we always felt that our house was in good hands. After returning, our previously difficult kitty even seemed to be calmer. The house was clean and tidy too. She got to know our neighbors and became involved in the local community. I would highly recommend Anastasia to be your next housesitter!
Erin, United States, 27 April, 2022
Great house sitter
Anastasia was an excellent house sitter! We confirmed our dates months in advance and periodically checked in with one another to make sure nothing had changed with plans, and Anastasia was very reliable and trustworthy in following through on our plan. She arrived on schedule and was willing to take us to and from the airport when needed. She loves cats and we could tell our cats really enjoyed her company while we were gone. There were no incidents with the animals or the home during our two week vacation, and we got a daily WhatsApp message so we were confident our kitties were doing well each day. Anastasia left our home in clean order and took care of it as well as we would. We would welcome her back anytime and would recommend her to a friend. In fact we did!
Jill, United States, 07 January, 2022
Reliable, Dependable, Awesome
I am grateful to Anastasia for house/pet sitting for me for 40 days. She has experience with animals and easily cared for my elderly cat and home while I was away. I have a large rural home she cared for and a lot which required some yard work with a John Deere mower as well as many house plants to keep alive. She gave me updates as requested and I always felt comfortable knowing she was in charge. I normally would worry being away from my cat and home for so long, but Anastasia and her references made me feel so comfortable that I didn't worry at all - and was able to really enjoy my vacation. My only regret is that I didn't get to know even more about Anastasia. She is such an incredible person. I look forward to keeping in contact. Thank you Anastasia!
Julie, United States, 16 November, 2021
Responsible and friendly house-sitter
Anastasia did a great job taking care of our homestead consisting of dogs, cats, chickens, veggies, fruit trees, and a big home in the desert. She is a friendly and pleasant person to deal with!
Janet, United States, 21 September, 2021
Beautiful Person Inside and Out
I have known Anastasia for 7 months, not long enough. She is engaging, friendly, outgoing, caring, honest, compassionate, eager, hardworking, devoted, dedicated, fastidious, trustworthy, intelligent and loving. I trust her with everything that I have. Although our relationship started with Anastasia being the caretaker for Sunnyside Farm and all those who live there, she will be a life long friend. No matter who you are or what kind of house-sitting situation you have, you won't find a better person.
wendy , United States, 08 February, 2021