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House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, North Coast, Regional NSW (North West Slopes, Northern Tablelands)   QLD: Brisbane, Central Coast, South Eastern  
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  • 2020: 10Jul-28Feb2021
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Living life to the full

57, Retired

62, Retired

Hi to everyone.

Margaret and I, are now in our fourth year as a retired couple who have made the lifestyle choice to tour Australia for the next 15 to 20 years after we get over our current cruising phase. We sold our house, gave everything away, bought a Caravan which we live in, a 4WD which we tour in and found a new lease on life which we aim to revel in.

We are quite happy to live in our caravan on a suitable location onsite but do ask that we can use your power, water and toilet as required with the possibility of using your shower if no suitable drainage for our grey water is available. Alternatively, we are happy to live in your house or granny flat if that suits you better. We are environmentally conscious about waste and water conservation.

We are honest, hardworking, trustworthy and willing to learn from our new way of life. We are happy to take instruction from you about what you expect from us. We are happy to accept praise as well as criticism so that we can learn from our efforts and mistakes. We are happy to act on your behalf and make a decision in cases of emergency or situations requiring urgent action if you cannot be contacted

We have completed eleven house-sits, with various lengths of stay, and city and country locations. Luckily all have been great learning experiences especially the country ones. We have had the good fortune to meet the right people requiring house-sitters and have made some very good friends along the way.

We can provide references either through the Aussie House Sitters site or from satisfied owners who have contacted us direct.

We have undergone National Police Certificate checks through the Queensland Police and we are more than happy to send copies, if requested.

We are animal lovers and have owned cats and dogs for years. Unfortunately we do not have any pets at the moment so we are more than happy to care for your loved ones by feeding and walking them as required, as if they were our own. We are happy to accept your instructions on their care. Our house-sits have included dogs, cats, birds, chickens, cattle, goats and fish. We have looked after 6 horses but it only involved feeding them. Unfortunately we do not ride them. Hopefully in the future, we will learn that skill.

Margaret has worked in various jobs from domestic duties to fruit picking to Injection Moulder, in the Plastics Industry for 17 years, before retiring.

My (Tom) experience in life is 25 years in the Australian Army and then 17 years as a Senior Protective Security Officer with the Queensland Government.

We are happy to arrive early, where possible, for any sittings to introduce ourselves so that you can make sure that you have made the right choice. We normally bring our own bedding and towels as we don't like to leave a mess or washing when we leave. We are happy to do house-sits of any duration.

Reviews (6)
No rating Tom and Margaret housesat our house and property for nearly three months. We returned from our overseas holiday to a house cleaner than we left it, lawns mown, a casserole in the fridge for our dinner. Nothing was a problem for them, everthing had been dealt with promptly and efficiently. They were easy to contact at all times - the perfect amenable housesitters for your long (or short) stay. Kyogle, NSW, Nov 2017
DIANA (Kyogle NSW, Aug 2017)
A big THANK YOU to Tom & Margaret for taking such great care of our Shankly and our home. Couldn't recommend this lovely couple more. They are extremely friendly and its evident from comments from our dog park friends that our dog was totally spoilt during their housesit. They kept us up to date with all the goings on when we had some trouble with the pool and we returned to a sparkling clean house. Couldn't fault anything that they done for us and will be planning our next holiday around ... MORE
 
PAUL (Murrumba Downs QLD, Feb 2019)
Second time Margaret & Tom have house sat for us. It's great going away having that peace of mind that the dogs, cats and house are going to be looked after by Margaret & Tom as if they were their own. We speak so highly of Margaret & Tom that our friends are even locking them in for when they next go away.
 
TAMARA (Bald Hills QLD, Sep 2018 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thank you very much for a lovely review. We thoroughly appreciate the kind words.
No rating Margaret and Tom did our house sit this year for 3 months,and they were amazing.Tom took care of all our mail and scanned and emailed the important ones to us and always consulted with us on what should be done.Tom is very professional and did everything that was asked of him.The most important part of the house sit for me was that our little 13 year old Jack Russell Paris was taken care of. I was so stressed about leaving her for 3 months, however that soon disappeared when Margaret sent me ... MORE
MARIA (Milton NSW, Jun 2017)
No rating Couldn't have asked for a more perfect housesit! Tom and Margaret were everything we hoped for. Our furbabies were well looked after, and it was such a relief knowing they were in good hands while we were away. And the house was immaculate when we came home... They really did look after it like it was their own. We will definitely be asking Tom and Margaret to housesit for us again!!!
TAMARA (Bald Hills QLD, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Margaret and Tom housesat for us while we were in the UK for nearly 3 months. They were absolutely superb sitters. We arrived home to find the house and property immaculate and our many pets well cared for. A few hiccups did occur ( such as our dog needing hospitalising) whilst we were away and we can only say that they dealt with them appropriately with no hassles or stress on ourselves. We hope they will be available when we next require a sitter and in the meantime we highly recommend them ... MORE
BRIAN AND DAWN (Hannam Vale NSW, Jun 2016 - 3 months 1 week)
 
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