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Adventurous Homebodies

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Age group:

55 plus


Website Testing and Travel Consultant

Preferred locations:

TAS VIC All regions except Barwon South West, Gippsland, Hume, Loddon Mallee (full regions list)

Current bookings:

6 Dec 29 Dec 29 Dec 27 Jan '20 2 Feb '20 20 Feb '20 18 Mar '20 14 Apr '20 18 Mar '20 13 Apr '20 21 May '20 23 Jun '20 4 Aug '20 8 Aug '20 8 Aug '20 16 Sep '20 17 Sep '20 8 Oct '20

Reply rating:

5 stars

More information about this house sitter

Adventurous Homebodies

We are a stable couple without any encumbrances, never quite brave enough to have human children, though more than compensated by the pets with whom we have shared our lives.

Traveled extensively, owned and maintained homes in a few countries from apartments, town houses, residential 1/2 acres to 2 and 1/2 acre country "estates" - we love Melbourne.

Always had pets whom have never ever spent a night unaccompanied. A Weimaraner, Doberman, Beagles, Dachshunds and a few crazy cats who all lived out their lives in comfort and gave us great joy.

We really only have three requirements from our side - internet reception, parking and house-proud owners/tenants. I work mostly from home (computer-related) and my partner works in Armadale as a Travel Consultant.

We began house-sitting in April of this year after deciding to give up our apartment in Armadale and have so far enjoyed each and every sit we have done.

Although at this point we are not prepared to take on pets of our own long term, we are really enjoying the opportunity again of looking after some furry friends whilst their own parents are away and also been able to experience different areas of Melbourne without creating any long-term limiting encumbrances.

This enables us to fit in some travel as well in between sits (and within leave entitlements), as and when Yvette is able to secure a unique travel package/excursion which is part and parcel of the perks of her chosen career.

We hope we will be able to fill in as "parents and custodians" whilst you are away pursuing your own recreational, adventure or other chosen break from your everyday life.

Thank you and kind regards.

Adam & Yvette

P.S. Attached are pics of some of our own pets, a little grainy, non-digital images copied from photo's, but still good. Unfortunately long gone now - but they will forever live on in our hearts and memories.


Joan - Pakenham, Victoria - 1/12/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our property and kelpie, Nellie for 2 weeks while we were on holidays. They were very reliable, honest and kind to our dog. This is the first time we have had house sitters and I certainly would recommend them highly and would definitely ask them to house sit again for us
Joan and Colin
Best skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Punctual, Resourceful

Gaynor - Narre Warren North, Victoria - 1/11/19

“Adam & Yvette recently completed a housesit for us. After reviewing candidates to mind our home we selected to meet with them and they attended our home for a catchup.
Adam & Yvette are an honest, down to earth couple and we felt instantly at ease leaving our home and two very spoilt cats in their capable care.
Our very aloof and knee selective Main Coon surprised us by walking into the room and jumped straight up on Adams knee to make himself comfortable!
Adam & Yvette communicated regularly with us whilst we were away and managed our cats’ demanding feeding schedule.
We would be only too happy to provide a verbal or written reference.
Regards Gaynor & Ian"

Ruth - Guys Hill, Victoria - 31/10/19

“On our return we knew that our dogs had been cared for in every way....that is important to us when we consider travel plans of any kind.
This is our first experience with Mindahome ...and what a pleasure to come across people who love to share our type of lifestyle.
We hope Adam and Yvette enjoyed their stay here and would have them back any time in the future .
I highly recommend Adam and Yvette to other travelers
The house was very clean and we were blessed with a special taste of international cooking on our return
Patsy and Baxter support this review and send regards

Mark Jay - Armadale - 4/9/19

My house-sitting plans changed due to sickness, ending up in hospital instead of on my holiday. Adam & Yvette adapted to this change in my circumstances, ensuring my dog was taken cared for and kept in contact with me throughout. I would welcome them back anytime..

Chris & Barbara Walter - Somers - 31/8/19

Adam and Yvette are a particularly nice couple. They looked after our house and our two very active dogs with wonderful efficiency. We came home to a very clean house and two calm dogs. They constantly kept us in touch with events and sent us reassuring pictures. Despite the fact it rained constantly for the whole time we were away they managed to maintain their sense of humour. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Megan & Heikki Mohell - Port Melbourne - 27/7/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our 12 month old labradoodle (Norbert) and our apartment while we were overseas. When we arrived home Norbert was very happy to see us but also wanted to leave with Adam and Yvette and that is the highest recommendation we could give. We came back to a clean and tidy home and we would happily have them to pet/housesit for us again.

Rebecca Shalepski - Brighton East - 17/7/19

Adam and Yvette looked after our dog and 3 chickens for 3 weeks. They were a pleasure to deal with. They kept in touch and sent photos to reassure us of how our pets were doing. On returning back, our home was just as we left it. The animals were all in good health. They were well looked after. We would recommend the couple.

Lili-Ann Kriegler - Balwyn - 27/6/19

Adam and Yvette Larsson have looked after our home and our two cats, Jasper and Mink, twice this year (2019). Once for a week, in April and once for nearly a month in May /June They are very easy to deal with and cope with the unexpected, taking changes in their stride.
They showed an attention to detail and respected our house owner wishes and requests. They also fed the native birds, watered plants and kept an eye on the garden.
On our return our home and pets were in very good condition. The house was left meticulously clean and the cats very healthy and happy. And there was milk in the fridge!
I highly recommend the housesitting services of this friendly, competent and caring house sitting couple.

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