I’m a very experienced house-sitter available for short, medium and long-term house-sits in Sydney region in bits of February 2018, then I’m open to suggestions from August 2018 onwards.
I’ve put all my references in one place here. Contact details for referees are available on request.
If you’re after someone who can take good care of your pets as well as your house, flat, castle, bungalow, mansion, etc. please read on.
I’m a responsible, mature male, fifty years young, with lots of experience.
I’m great with cats, dogs, chooks, other birds, rats, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, lizards, lawns, pot-plants and pet rocks. I have a fistful of references from happy client home-owners, and while I’m very lucky to be in demand for repeat house-sits, but my calendar does occasionally have short to long gaps.
I started house-sitting in Canberra in the early 2000s and have minded properties in Aranda, Bruce, Fraser, Hawker, Latham, Canberra City, Braddon, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Palmerston, Rivett, Torrens, and Waramanga.
I moved to Greater Sydney in 2013 and have house-sat in Peakhurst, Miranda, Annandale, Matraville, Bilgola Plateau, Naremburn, Dundas Valley, Wangi Wangi (Lake Macquarie), Corlette (Nelson Bay), Wattle Grove, Kingsgrove, Riverwood, Baulkham Hills, Lane Cove North, Ourimbah, Northmead, Holsworthy, Paddington, Yagoona, Hornsby Heights, and as far south as Tuross Head.
In Queensland, my housesits have been in Witta, Palmwoods, Eastern Heights, Ipswich, East Ipswich, Riverhills, Sunnybank Hills, Coorparoo, Indooroopilly, Coolangatta, New Farm, Burleigh Heads, Wavell Heights, Ascot, Oxenford, Upper Kedron, Capalaba, Wynnum, Wynnum West, Bracken Ridge, Kangaroo Point, Eaton Hills, Algester, Mt Ommaney, Tannum Sands, Machans Beach (Cairns), Barlows Hill (Yeppoon), Birkdale, Berrinba, Scarborough, and Rothwell.
I’m in Sydney until Easter, then Canberra until end of July, then making it up after that. Melbourne looks good!
I’m not a big goer-outer. Maybe a trivia night here and there, and the odd lunch and dinner with social groups. I work (semi to three-quarterly retired) from a home location, so I can provide excellent companionship for your animals. If you have WiFi and will let me have access to it, that makes my life a little easier.
You can be assured that I will take good care of your house and all in it.
I have a Blue Card that incorporates a full police check, plus a more recent basic police check (January 2018). I also had a full Australian Government baseline/protected security clearance done in 2012 for federal employment.
I do not own a car, but I am licensed to drive manuals and automatics and have been driving for 34 years. If you leave a vehicle and allow me to drive it, I appreciate it, but I don’t expect it.
I am a non-smoker, I have no pets, and my adult children do not live/travel with me.
I have a Facebook page with pictures and odds and sods at:
I look forward to hearing from you.
After initial contact, my preferences when making bookings are (in order, where possible):
- Face to face
- Other text-based services
I do NOT use Facebook Messenger, and retrieving any messages that you send there may take a day or three. Email is always better.
Please always provide a phone number. I have unlimited calls on my mobile plan and can call you locally, domestically or internationally.
If calling me, please leave a voicemail if you can’t reach me.