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Cat lover Couple Ready to House Sit



They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)

Police check

They have a police check


From: 8 July 2023
Until: 20 December 2024
(see their busy times below)


Retired company manager, electronic technician, electrician


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About this sitter

We are Ildiko and Norbert, a dedicated and responsible couple who are eager to embark on our house sitting journey. I'm a retired company manager from the mobile network installation sector, and my wife has years of experience managing our own home with a big garden and two of our appartments. With this combination of professional management and domestic care, we bring a unique blend of skills to house sitting.

As lifelong cat lovers, we understand the care and attention pets need and enjoy their companionship. We're comfortable with all aspects of pet care and promise to treat any pets we look after as if they were our own. We are also non-smokers, and we maintain a clean and healthy living environment. In our garden, we divide the tasks between us. Ildiko is in charge of the ornamental garden, while I, Norbert, am responsible for the vegetable garden which is our hobby.

As our kids grown-up, in our retirement, we're looking to explore new areas and communities. House sitting provides us with the perfect opportunity to do this. We're open to a variety of locations and are particularly drawn to places where we can enjoy local culture and nature.

We understand how important it is to keep a home safe and well-maintained. With our background, you can trust us to take good care of your home, garden, and pets. We look forward to offering peace of mind to homeowners who entrust their homes to us.

Why they want to house sit

We want to house sit because it combines our love for travel, exploration, and our passion for pets, particularly cats. As a retired couple, we have the time and freedom to immerse ourselves in new communities and experiences, and house sitting provides a perfect avenue for this. It gives us the opportunity to live like locals in different places, rather than simply being tourists.

Additionally, we find joy and comfort in maintaining a home and caring for pets. We see house sitting as a way to provide service and value to others while doing something we love. It's not just about seeing new places, but also about building connections with homeowners and their pets, and contributing to the peace of mind of others by ensuring their homes and beloved pets are well cared for in their absence.

Their experience

Yes, we are quite experienced when it comes to taking care of properties and understanding the trust involved in such arrangements. We have successfully completed more than 15 home exchanges rated 4.9 of 5.0. This experience has not only taught us the importance of caring for others' homes as if they were our own but also allowed us to understand the nuances and responsibilities that come with it.

In addition, we are homeowners ourselves, with a house and two apartments. This means we fully understand the day-to-day tasks and occasional challenges that can come with maintaining a property. Whether it's general upkeep, dealing with unexpected issues, or just ensuring everything runs smoothly, we have a wealth of experience to draw upon.

Furthermore, our love for cats and past experiences caring for them adds to our capabilities in looking after homes with pets. So, whether it's a home or a pet, we are well equipped to handle the responsibilities that come with house sitting

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring a unique blend of experience, reliability, and passion to any house sitting assignment.

Firstly, our vast experience with home exchanges and property management equips us to handle a wide variety of situations. We understand the trust homeowners place in us and we take this responsibility very seriously. We're adept at dealing with the day-to-day tasks of home maintenance, and we're prepared to manage any unexpected issues that might arise.

Secondly, as a retired company manager from the mobile network installation industry and a seasoned homemaker, we have a broad skill set. We're organized, detail-oriented, and capable of problem-solving, which are all crucial skills for house sitting.

Finally, as cat lovers, we bring a genuine love and understanding of pets to our assignments. We know how important pets are to their owners, and we're committed to providing them with the best care and companionship while their owners are away.

In summary, we bring a strong blend of experience, practical skills, and genuine care for homes and pets to our house sitting assignments.

Last updated: 3 July 2023

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, 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, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 8 July 2023
Until: 20 December 2024

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
18 July 2023 to 6 August 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2023

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Wonderful, honest, trustworthy couple

Norbert and Ildiko looked after our home, our chickens, our cat, our garden and house plants beautifully for 12 days. We chatted a few times on video call before our holiday, they arrived when they said they would, and kept us updated with photos while we were away. They were perfect house sitters. I have no reservations whatsoever recommending them to others. When we came home our house was immaculate, cleaner than we left it (and I am a neat freak!), they had cut the grass, washed all the windows and even managed to make friends with our unfriendly cat! All our veg and plants were healthier than ever. A great, reliable, caring couple!

Nina, France, 04 August, 2023

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


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MindMyHouse member since June 2023