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Adventurous Homebodies

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Age group:

55 plus


Website Testing and Independant Aged Care Worker

Years active:

3 years

Preferred locations:

ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC WA (full regions list)

Current bookings:

1 Jul 1 Oct 16 Sep 24 Feb '23 20 Nov 18 Dec

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Adventurous Homebodies

(Long sits preferred - VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, WA - We prefer to experience different areas of Australia properly and for the pets we look after to settle comfortably, happy and safely in our care. We are also happy to take on housesits occasionally without any pets, if all you need is your home occupied for security, maintenance and peace of mind reasons whilst you are away).

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"..
Always had pets that 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 began house-sitting in April 19 after vacating our apartment in Armadale, VIC and have so far enjoyed each and every sit we have undertaken.

We really only have three requirements from our side - internet reception, parking and house-proud owners/tenants ( We do now have our own fairly extensive mobile data supply to utilise if you for some reason do not have an internet service).

I work mostly from home (computer-related) and my partner was employed full-time in Armadale as a travel agent. Fast forward to after Covid 19 tribulations, Yvette has re-trained and been certified and licensed in the field of Individual/Aged Care and although now only on a casual employment basis, is enjoying it immensely!

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 life in totally different areas without creating any long-term limiting encumbrances.

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

Thanks and regards.

Adam & Yvette

P.S. Attached are a few 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.

Please note below our 2021/2022/2023.

4 Sep 21 - 25 Apr 22 (Nagambie - Strathbogie, VIC) - 1 Cat
28 Apr 22 - 4 Jul 22 (Valla - Coffs Harbour, NSW) - 1 Dog
13 Jul 22 - 1 Oct 22 (Warragul - VIC) - 2 Dogs
16 Sep - 24 Feb 23 (Killara, VIC) - House Sit


Audrey Pocock - Valla, NSW - 28/4/22 - 4/7/22

We have just returned to a beautiful clean house with a meal prepared for us. Thank you guys.
Adam and Yvette were amazing people to look after our dog Picasso. They clearly enjoyed his company and Picasso had obviously bonded well with them.
I think he will miss them dearly.
They were extremely good at communciating with us whilst we were away and photos were sent every few days to us each with a different twist showing Picasso's nature in many varying aspects. Obviously they went to a great deal of trouble in thinking up different situations, knowing the pleasure it would bring us.
I would most definately recommend Adam and Yvette to look after your house and pet/s. They treated our house with a great deal of respect and I have no doubt they would do so for anyone else.

Judy Henry - Kinglake West - 27/4/21 - 3/9/21

Adam and Yvette looked after our cat and our large property for 4 months and I can happily recommend them to others. We returned home to a very happy cat, a spotless home, and a very well maintained large garden. They even had to endure days without power after a very bad storm and managed the cleanup afterwards amazingly. We were given regular updates and photos of our cat being spoilt with many games and comforts and we’re not sure if we can keep up the attention he received! Adam and Yvette were able to manage all aspects of our property , including mowing the grass, using our wood fire and looking after my cacti and indoor plants. Everything was perfect when we got home. Even milk in the fridge! Thank you Adam and Yvette.

Graeme Oldmeadow - Harkaway - 28/2/21 - 11/4/21

Adam & Yvette were wonderful house sitters. They took excellent care of my two elderly dogs, cared for my home, updated me regularly and left everything spotless when I returned. I will definitely requesting them to house sit for me every time in future.

John Scully - Eltham - 5/1/21 - 31/1/21

Adam & Yvette looked after my dogs/home brilliantly. Could not ask for more. My main priority was the dogs, they are very happy. Obviously spoiled rotten. Adam & Yvette are a pleasure to deal with, I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending them. If/when the opportunity arises, I will call them first

Hannah Jones - Preston - 21/12/20 - 5/1/21

Adam and Yvette took wonderful care of our sensitive cat and home for 2 weeks over Christmas. When we returned the house was impeccably clean, and our cat was very content and relaxed, they were lovely company for her. They sent regular photos and updates to me which was fantastic. I would highly recommend Yvette and Adam to housesit - they are 10/10!

Fiona - Nagambie - 11/11/20 - 21/12/20

I can highly recommend Adam and Yvette and have booked them for our 2021 adventures (covid permitting). Our cat was well cared for, our home, gardens and private spaces were respected and was left as clean as we had left it. Instructions were followed and communication was never a problem.

Jill - Wantirna - 29/2/20 - 18/3/20

Yvette and Adam did an excellent job caring for my cat and looking after my house which was left impeccable.
They kept in touch throughout my holiday and dealt with a couple of domestic problems without fuss.
I would highly recommend them without hesitation and I hope they will be available to house sit for me again next time I go away.

Mary Martin - Caulfield South - 2/2/20 - 20/2/20

They were a very nice couple, house was well maintained and our naughty doggy was looked after very well. Posted updates to us while we were overseas and we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Peter & Kate - Beaumaris - 29/12/19 - 27/1/20

Adam and Yvette were the perfect house sitters. House garden, dogs and minor maintenance all done. Communications were great
Couldn't ask for more.
We would use them again and again.
Thanks and Cheers

Peter and Kate

Erin Smith - Montmorency - 6/12/19 - 30/12/19

Adam and Yvette's communication was excellent. They send thoughtful and detailed messages regularly updating us on the wellbeing of our cats. They invented fun games to keep them entertained and showed genuine care for our fur babies. They watered the grass daily - the garden was in good condition after many hot days, and the house was clean and inviting when we returned. I would highly recommend them as house sitters and would definitely use them again in the future. - 7/2/20

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 - 27/06/19

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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