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World Traveling Reliable Couple (50s) Seeking Long-Term Sitting Opportunities

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Pig(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – We have developed an allergy to cats, inside, sorry!

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 29 August 2024
Until: 30 September 2025

Occupation

Editor and writer

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Seth and Vanya are a healthy, responsible couple who love nature, animals and living simply. We are looking for long term sitting opportunities worldwide from Aug/Sept ‘24.

Why they want to house sit

We are both former professionals who are unplugging from the "normal" way of living and we are interested in visiting and exploring other countries and their cultures. Sitting is a great way for us to do this and help people in the process. We currently also do work online.

Their experience

In 2022, we watched a small farm in the jungle of Northern Peru for three months, caring for the gardens, dogs, cats and chickens. After that (through a different house sitting site) we house sat for a month in the USA, and then two months in North Yorkshire, UK. For the remained of 2023, we watched homes, gardens and dogs in southern and northern England, Scotland, Ireland and finished off with a 3 month sit in Andalusia, Spain. This year we did a long sit in Northumberland and are now doing sits in Chicago and San Francisco in the USA. We will be returning to Europe for the summer.

In the past few years, we’ve spent extensive time in India; North, South and Central America and Europe.

We have both owned and renovated homes and lived with animals most of our lives..
Vanya spent 5 years establishing a permaculture farm project, living off grid, growing vegetables and taking care of pigs, chickens, sheep, cows, geese, dogs, cats and a donkey.
We both love the outdoors and wildlife.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are a trustworthy, responsible and mature couple with many practical skills. We will protect and love your home and animals (if you have any) as if they are our own. We have permaculture (training) and gardening (some biodynamic) experience and are happy to maintain your outdoor spaces.

Last updated: 17 April 2024

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 29 August 2024
Until: 30 September 2025

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3

Testimonials

Wundervolles Paar

Wanya und Seth waren wunderbare, verlässliche , ordentliche und sehr freundliche Haussitter.Gerne jederzeit wieder !!

Susanne , Spain, 21 January, 2024

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

Exceptional care from two wonderful souls

Our dogs absolutely adored them, and I bet they didn't want Vanya and Seth to ever leave. And talk about spoiling! Vanya and Seth treated Freya and Byron to bones and treats, ensuring they lived the good life while we were away. Coming back home, the house was even tidier than we left it (shoutout to Vanya for that kitchen cupboard magic!). They truly treated our home with respect and consideration. While we were away, the communication was on point: photo updates of the doggies, regular check-ins, and that warm feeling of knowing everything's A-OK at home. Even when faced with a sudden emergency, they did everything humanly possible and assisted in every way they could. With Vanya and Seth, we didn't just find homeminders; we discovered two wonderfully considerate, kind, and loving souls. We hope to have them back again!

Nikolett, Ireland, 10 September, 2023

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

Vanya and Seth came to take care of our animals, home and land for almost 3months in the middle of the peruvian jungle. It was challenging, but We could trust them with eyes closed while we were far away. They are animal lovers and Big Heart's persons. WE had the chance to spend some Time with them and they were part of the family. I Hope we could cross paths again. Thanks from all or us,Mabe, Aurélie, dogs,cats and hens !

Aurélie, Peru, 25 February, 2023

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

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since October 2023