Henry & Alyssa
We are Alyssa (25) and Henry (31), an American and British couple, who have spent the last year traveling and housesitting around New Zealand. We are spending this year living together in Australia on the working-holiday visa scheme.
I (Alyssa) am originally from California, but have also lived in Norway, Germany and England, where Henry and I met. After attending the University of Southern California, I worked as a financial analyst at Wells Fargo Bank for two years. Meanwhile, Henry was serving in the Royal Marines in Exeter, England. I recently decided to leave banking to pursue my passion of teaching and completed my English teaching qualification in Cambridge. While traveling, I have been teaching English as a foreign language (often online).
Henry was born and raised in Cambridge, England, and served 5 years in the Royal Marines. Henry loves being active, including hiking, marathon running, kayaking and scuba diving. He recently earned his Dive Master qualification and has worked as a kayak guide and diver in New Zealand.
Henry and I both grew up in households with pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, fish, and hamsters. We hope to have our own pets one day; but, until we settle down in one place, that is not a possibility. In the meantime, we love the opportunity to have the company of pets while we stay in Australia! In addition, housesitting gives us the flexibility to see more of the country in comparison to a regular lease agreement, whilst still offering a place to call home.
We have previous experience housesitting and pet-sitting, and can provide reviews from other housesitting sites in New Zealand. We hope that you will consider us as sitters, and can guarantee that your house will be kept spotless and that your pets will be lovingly cared for. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Alyssa and Henry