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Self-Employed Married Couple Housesitting Since 2014;Nomadic Homebodies Who Like Changing Up Where Home Is, Clean Living Animal Nuts; Flexible ,Adaptable and Easy Going

United States

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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 20 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2022

Occupation

Life coach

References

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About this sitter

Hi! We're Kelli and Ryan, a married couple interested in house sitting in various areas of the world. We lean towards warm-weather locations but have happily braved the cold in many cases for sits in really special areas, particularly ones with a lot of natural beauty.

We are new to this site and don't have any reviews directly from owners here. The link provided for references is one to a profile on a site where we are very active and have over 20 verified reviews.

We have been location-independent and nomadic since 2011, spending most of our time abroad. We began housesitting in 2014 and have done international assignments in Fiji, Bali, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Qatar, Oman, Thailand Turkey, Panama and New Zealand.

We are booked through approximately July 20th (don't have exact end date yet).

We are originally from NJ, and we were fortunate to have a home base there at my mom's house where we could come back and stay as long as we wanted to visit with friends and family, but we lost that when she passed away in 2020. So we are always open to sits there and surrounding areas like NYC, PA,etc... We definitely need to be in the area August 22nd for a friend's wedding, as well as the end of September when my sister has a baby. At that time, we are interested in staying around at least a couple of months. Sits are always better than having to rent something!

We are very passionate about personal development and making the most of our time here, and our' journey' has allowed us to create many wonderful things, namely location-independent businesses that allow us to travel as long as we want, whenever we want.

I run a personal development blog and offer coaching services, while Ryan's business is focused on helping people build a successful blog and online business. We hope to inspire others and share the insights we have gained from our own experience in hopes it will assist them in making positive changes in their own lives, whether personally or professionally.

Most of what we do online isn't time sensitive but I do have Zoom calls with clients few hours a week, so we need generally reliable internet where outages are the exception and not the rule. If there are periodic outages, slowdowns,etc...and there is good reception to use phone data as a back up for the calls, that is okay.

In the US we have our own car. For areas where motorbike use is common like SE Asia, we are fine to rent our own. As for other international sits that require a car, we generally only consider those where one is provided (automatic). Though we may be open to renting our own in certain circumstances.

Why they want to house sit

Because the location-independent nature of our businesses allows us to travel for as long as we want, we really enjoy spending time in places for an extended period to get to know the place, the people and the culture.

Because we are working while traveling, we like some stability and the comforts of 'home.' We don't really like the type of travel where we are moving around a lot, staying in hotels,etc...

Housesitting is a perfect way to travel in our preferred manner. We are kind of 'homebodies' but like changing up where home is every so often. We also really adore animals so assignments with pets are just perfect for us, and each of your beloved pets will probably receive no fewer than three silly nicknames during our time there.

Their experience

We have done sits in an eclectic mix of environments, from a luxury property in Bali to a bare-bones house three miles into the Costa Rican jungle, with no electricity and an outhouse( interesting experience for sure...)

We have spent extended time in a variety of countries and cultures, and adapt pretty quickly to new circumstances and surroundings.

Since we started sitting in 2014, we have done dozens of sits.

What can they bring to the assignment

HUGE animal lovers and experienced in caring for cats, dogs, birds, goats, pigs and chickens; when you entrust us with your beloved pets, know that they will not just be taken care of, but truly loved and showered with plenty of affection. Ryan grew up with a variety of exotic birds and is very well-versed in their care in particular.

We have cared for animals with a variety of personalities and temperaments,from the extremely shy and timid, to former street dogs, to the highly energetic who need plenty of exercise and engagement, to those requiring strong discipline and routine. Experienced in giving a variety of medications, including insulin.

Our lifestyle is low-key and clean, and we're very committed to our health and well-being. We meditate, do yoga and exercise daily. We don't smoke or drink. Very fit , healthy and active. We are vegetarians so can easily maintain a meat-free home for anyone who prefers that.

We are quiet, enjoy our privacy and while very friendly, mostly keep to ourselves, making us very good neighbors!
While we enjoy exploring the areas in which we are staying, we aren't ones to pack our days with activities, and we spend a good deal of time at home if that is important for your pets. We don't mind being in areas where there may not be a lot going on.

We really like a clean and orderly environment so you can be assured your home will be kept in tip top condition. A frequent sentiment on our reviews is that the house was cleaner when they came back than when they left it.

We're not into night life so if you prefer people home later in the evenings for security reasons we are happy to oblige.

We have done sit in a variety of tropical areas where extensive maintenance of the property was required. Ryan is quite skilled with a machete!

I know the saying goes we will treat your home and belongings like our own, but I have always found I treat other people's things with even more care precisely because it's not mine! I'd feel much worse ruining someone else's stuff so we can do you one better!

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: 20 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2021

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0

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Last updated: 1 May 2021