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A global responsible nomad

United States

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 4 November 2021
Until: 31 May 2022

Occupation

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps Recruiter

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

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.

Why they want to house sit

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.

Their experience

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.

What can they bring to the assignment

My sense of responsibility, my global cultural experience, cleanliness and love for nature.

Available to house sit

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, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 4 November 2021
Until: 31 May 2022

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2020

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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: 7 September 2021