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Udo & Elles: Enterprising, responsible and flexible couple with experience



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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check


From: 3 January 2023
Until: 1 August 2023


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About this sitter

We are an sporty and friendly Dutch couple living on the countryside near Alkmaar. We like to be in nature, travel with our camper and discover new areas and cultures. With great pleasure and dedication we look after houses and animals so that the owners can go on the road with peace of mind, for both short and longer periods. We both love the outdoors, mountain hiking, cycling, kayaking and certainly traveling.
We believe that a balanced and healthy lifestyle is important, we are non-smokers, open minded, respectful, quiet, tidy and clean.
We have been a happy couple for many years and we are both highly educated.
Elles has over 20 years of experience as a Facility Manager in business services in the centre of Amsterdam. She was responsible for e.g. security, cleaning, building maintenance and catering.
Udo is an independent entrepreneur, project manager and consultant Water and Environment Management for large infrastructure projects. Regularly we work online on project basis.
Together we are a strong and professional team, all-round, enthusiastic and solution-oriented; there is a solution for everything!
We speak dutch, english and a little spanish.
We look forward to meet you and your pets!

Why they want to house sit

We are passionate about travelling the world and experiencing new cultures, meet new people and places. We have always traveled a lot together and since 2016 we have our own small 4x4 pickup camper. For us it is a very nice combination to alternate traveling with housesitting. We feel that the best way to have an authentic experience, is to live as a local. When we don’t travel then we prefer to stay in a real house, in company of animals, do gardening, to cook, to relax etc. And we really enjoy walking the dogs. We love that house sitting allows us to immerse ourselves into the local community and culture. That is a great experience.

This way of live makes it possible to explore new areas where we have never been. And it is an incredible opportunity to create long-lasting friendships with lovely homeowners and pets from all around the world.
And also it’s great to be able to offer our profesionele services as trustworthy experienced house sitters to those who want good care for their home and animals while they are away.

Their experience

Via the websites 'Trusted House Sitters' and the dutch ‘Huizenoppassite’ we did already many housesits in France, Spain and Portugal in the past years. We had very good experiences and excellent reviews with grateful and positive reactions from the owners. They asked us to come back for a repeat sit, that was a big compliment for us!
We both have agricultural roots and grew up taking care of various animals such as dogs, cats, poultry and small livestock. And also horses and ponies. We have looked after small and big dogs, cats, livestock, small pets and horses.
Beside caring for animals are we trained and experienced in the construction and maintenance of gardens. We also like to maintain the (vegetable) garden. In Spain we have pruned large gardens with Mediterranean plants and prepared it for winter. We are also experienced with (off-grid) life in the countryside and the associated systems. We have a great sense of responsibility and we understand how important your animals, house and garden are for you.

What can they bring to the assignment

We will always communicate openly and honestly and can give you updates with photos of your home and pets as often as you would like. You can enjoy your holidays knowing that everything is fine at home. If necessary on arrival and departure we can sleep in our camper.
We have our own house in the Netherlands that we rent out, so we have an understanding of the value that an owner has in their house/property. And also to trust complete strangers and let them temporary life in your personal space.
Feel free to contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 3 January 2023
Until: 1 August 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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Last updated: 20 November 2022