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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2019: 23Sep-1Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Henry & Alyssa

31, Diver

25, Teacher


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

Reviews (3)
Henry & Alyssa were amazing and helped us out when an existing sitter cancelled. They were always contactable and sent us lots of photos during the sit. Our dogs and birds were super happy when we got home and had been well looked after and the house was spotless. Can totally recommend them both :)
CAT (Thomastown VIC, Aug 2019 - 3 weeks)
No rating Henry and Alyssa, wow what a fantastic couple right from the moment we meet them we knew they were the right couple for us. They were amazing with our pet Millie. totally deadicated to ensuring she was loved and well looked after The house too was also beautifully kept. We would totally recommend Henry and Alyssa to look after your loved fur babies along with your home. We were able to go away and not worry about anything thanks to a much to a wonderful couple.
JACKIE (Albany North Island, Jun 2018 - 3 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating Thank you so much Alyssa and Henry for taking such good care of Molly (dog) and Al (cat). The pets were so obviously well looked after and it was a pleasure to come home and see them happy and the house so well looked after as well. Would love to have them come back and sit for me again. Happy travels to you both.
TRIXIE (Titirangi North Island, Jun 2018 - 1 week 5 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
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