53, IT technician
We are an Aussie couple currently house/pet sitting around the world, but we are due to come back to the Gold Coast, at the end of May 2019, where we will have another sit for 6 weeks, before we are free again in early July 2019. We are Andrew (53) and Carolyn (53) and we have been house sitting full time for the last 10 months. We have many references on the Trusted Housesitters platform, plus 2 here, all are 5 stars, and you can view them all on our website travelissweet.com
Andrew is a keen photographer, loves rugby league and most sports. Carolyn's passions are travel, reading and cooking. We attend our local Baptist church, and have been on the kids programs, youth programs, and hospitality roster.
We love animals, Carolyn is partial to cats and Andrew is partial to dogs, but we do love all furry friends. We have owned a few dogs, cats and birds over the years. Mostly German shepherds and moggy cats. Emma was one of our favourite German shepherds, who bred one litter, and that was a highlight, to have 13 puppies running around the place. We no longer have any pets as we travel each year and purchased a unit 3 years ago. However, we do miss them, and we see house sitting as a way to still have the joy of pets, with this type of lifestyle.
We have now sold our unit and will continue to travel for a few years, and work remotely. Carolyn is a bookkeeper, specialising in the administration of Self-Managed Superannuation funds, and will continue this work remotely as we travel. Andrew is an IT technician and a keen photographer, who will also be working on his photographer/travel business.
We like our food, and are not keen on hitting the gym, but we are healthy, love to to walk, and take in beautiful scenery and Andrew photographs it. We love to take the dogs for a walk, and Carolyn loves to sit with a cat on her lap and read a good book.
We see house sitting as a way to have new experiences and meet new people, and become part of the neighbourhood. We understand, what a worry it can be to leave your house unattended while you are overseas, and know it will be a comfort for our hosts to know that we are there to look after their home and care and love their pets.
Together we have raised, cared for, and loved dogs and cats, and Carolyn grew up with chickens, ducks and rabbits. We are open to most animals, but reptiles are not our thing.
Andrew used to have his own handyman business and we have renovated numerous houses, so we have the skills and common sense, for home maintenance. We would treat your home even better than our own, as we appreciate the decision to have a stranger come into your own and we want you to feel comfortable while you are away, and to know that you can come back to your home with fresh bed linen, and nothing to worry about, but to unpack. The respect and care of your property is of utmost importance to us, and we value for your feedback.
We have purchased new homes and old homes and rented the same, we know how to make them sparkling clean. Hygiene and cleanliness is extremely important to us. We don't mind a mess, so we don't expect you to change your property for us, just know it will be well looked after and clean.
We are more than happy to transport you to and from airports, train stations and the like, and Andrew was once a driving instructor, so is a careful driver. We can both drive manual and automatic cars, if needed. At the moment, we are using public transport to get around as we will be heading overseas again in late December 2019.
We have police checks, references, and we are non-smokers, non-drinkers, and prefer the quiet life.
We have more photos and videos on our social media pages, showing what we have been up to, and we hope you will check out our website, travelissweet.com to get a better idea about us.
We hope to be chatting with you soon, so we can get to know each other.