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Couple (ex-nurses) with 18+ housesit experiences in Europe and Central America



They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rodent(s)

Police check

They have a police check


From: 30 March 2023
Until: 31 December 2023




They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We’re in a stable, long-lasting relationship. Both of us are keen birders and like hiking. We're non-smokers and vegetarians. Over the years, we have shown flexibility by living in houses in remote places or simple accommodation. Our motto is: ‘go with the flow’.

Why they want to house sit

We have always cared for pets, even before we became full-time housesitters. We like the change of environment partly because we are restless souls, but also because we're birdwatchers. Since May 2021 we have been housesitting (not only through MindMyHouse). We adjust quickly to new cultures in a rural and local context. After learning French, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Lao, we are now learning Spanish. We have already done housesits in Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Their experience

We're in our 18th housesit (byJan, '23). Since 1994 we have been living in South-East Asia. We have experienced 28 rainy and dry seasons and know how the elements can affect your house. We took care of countless pets, among them cats, birds and fish.

What can they bring to the assignment

We take responsibility when you want a regular update on your pet, and your house. We have demonstrated to be conscientious and careful housesitters in a consistent manner, hence the many five-star scores (on www. We can support you by solving minor technical issues in a quick and practical way if things break down, such as fixing a leak after a storm.

Available to house sit

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 30 March 2023
Until: 31 December 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2021

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3


Fantastic House Sitters and People

Léonie and Rick were our very first house sitters and wow, were we lucky! They went way above and beyond what was expected while staying in our home for over a month. They took excellent care of our cat, Hercules, and sent us regular photos and updates. We were able to completely relax on our vacation and know that our cat and home were in capable and caring hands. They also took excellent care of our garden and houseplants and left us some delicious harvested tomatoes and chestnuts. When we got home, we breathed the same sigh of relief to be home as we did to go on vacation. They left the house spotless and organized and it felt like our cozy house when we came in. Any and all issues that had come up during their stay (we have quite an old and finicky house) they had resolved independently. They are very self-sufficient and easygoing. We only had a day with them before we left and a day when we came back, but we wished to have had more time, as they are really lovely people and super interesting to talk with. We are so grateful to Léonie and Rick and would recommend them to any homeowner for any house-sitting situation. Needless to say, they are welcome back to our house any time, whether it be as guests or house sitters.

Jacqueline, Spain, 16 October, 2022

  • 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: 21 February 2023