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Dog(s), Cat(s), Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s)
They don't have a police check
From: 27 September 2023
Until: 19 July 2024
They don't have referees/references
Hello, thank you for your interest in my profile.
I live in a rural location and before this, I lived in cities. I have also travelled widely and these experiences have helped me to develop an adaptable mindset. I'm also very flexible as I no longer have family or work commitments.
I'm open to any type of house sitting, any time, anywhere. I may also be able to move at short notice.
The security of your home and the safety of your pets are crucial and I maintain awareness and situational analysis. I'm proactive in reducing risks and I am responsible and accountable.
I value natural and human ecology so I will not waste your resources and I am mindful that I am a guest in the homes and communities that I visit.
Throughout my career I underwent rigorous government security vetting and enhanced (CRB/DBS) police checks due to the positions of trust and responsibility that I held.
I will be happy to meet on zoom or skype etc, and when a sitting has been tentatively agreed I will send copies of my passport, driving licence, and council tax (local tax) statement to further validate my identity with my home address. Once you are happy with the verification and we firmly agree on the sitting arrangements, I will organise and send you my travel and hotel arrangements (as I like to get to the sitting the day before).
Thank you for your time spent visiting my profile and please contact me if you require further information.
1. I live in a beautiful part of the UK but sometimes I feel too settled and need a change.
2. Continuing opportunity to immerse myself in new culture/s and learn.
3.Although retired I am still active in my research and I find that being in an unfamiliar place provides fertile ground for developing new perspectives.
4. House-sitting is a way for me to maintain my connection with sentient beings (as I no longer have pets).
I have had my own pets (mainly cats and dogs), and have looked after other people's pets when the owners were away (sometimes for weeks). These pets ranged from cats to dogs (including a Belgian Mali puppy - photos attached). I have a respectful attitude to people, their pets, homes, and the communities in which those homes sit.
> Physical fitness to be able to get to where I need to get to and complete what is expected of me.
> Mental robustness to see things through to the end and an open and flexible attitude to see the growth opportunity in any situation.
> Stick to an agreed plan but will adapt when the unexpected occurs.
> I take my commitments seriously.
> I will not waste resources (electricity/gas/water).
> Very security-minded and vigilant.
> I consider it to be a privilege and honour to be invited into someone's home so I will not share that private and privileged information.
> Non-smoker and as I rarely drink (or party or play loud music) so I don't need to be out at night.
> Sensibilities of, and respect for, those around me.
> Minimalist, clean, and I travel light.
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, Honduras, 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, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
From: 27 September 2023
Until: 19 July 2024
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2023
Age: 56-65 years old
Total completed house sits: 3
Michael sat our house in Germany for several weeks. His communication was excellent. He helped keep the garden maintained, everything was left clean, he even forwarded mail through email and kept in touch with us at every turn. Very conscientious, security conscious and acts with integrity. Michael also had high praise from neighbours. We would recommend Michael unreservedly.
Michael spent 10 days in our apartment with our cat Loui while we were on vacation. We met him via zoom, which was uncomplicated and easy. We directly felt a good connection and comfortable with and around him. Michael is a very friendly and mindful person. He thought about things like an emergency phonenumber for the vet and stuff like that, which made us feel very confident and trustful in his ability and character to take care of our home and the cat very well. And he really did. He was very good reachable, whenever we texted him and offered to help us out in every possible occuring circumstance. He was very respectful towards our stuff and left the apartment very clean and tidied. We are very happy to have found him as a sitter and couldn't have thought of anyone better for the time period. We had a very nice holiday, knowing our home and our little furry friend were in absolutely good hands. Michael gave us peace in our minds, some real funny and lovely conversations and we are happy to have met him that way.
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