More InformationHi! I'm friendly, respectful, responsible, conscientious, clean, and an experienced housesitter. I would be happy to look after your home and pets.
I've been working for a not-for-profit organisation as a community organiser for the last several years. I loved my job, but my health was affected by the chronic stress, and so I'm taking time off to recharge. So far I've spent this downtime helping people out by house-sitting in a number of places, while also keeping up several hobbies.
I grew up with dogs, walking and feeding them every day, but I've also had experience living with and looking after other pets. I'm currently based in WA, but I recently completed house-sits in Sale (VIC), Melbourne (VIC), Busselton (WA), the Blue Mountains (NSW), Glebe (NSW), Lane Cove (NSW), Waterloo (NSW), Epping (NSW), a second one in Sale (VIC), in Epping (NSW) and in Parramatta (NSW). Across all of these I've looked after dogs, cats, chickens, gardens, and, of course, the houses themselves. I have some references that I've attached to my profile.
I'm usually an outgoing, active and outdoorsy person, though I'm fairly quiet when at home. I will happily spend my time looking after your house and pets, going for walks and going out to spend some time with friends.
I'm happy to share with you anything else about me that you'd like to know, and I look forward to meeting you, your home, and your beloved pets.
(Copied across from my profiles on the Aussie Housesitters website and the Happy Housesitters website)
"Nick looked after our house and dog recently while we were away for 3 weeks. Our dog Radar is not the easiest of pets but Nick did a great job. He took great care of both house and dog and the house was very clean and tidy when we got back, complete with welcome message and chocolates to meet us on our return. We appreciated the fact that Nick kept in touch with us by email which made sure we knew all was well in our absence and which we definitely appreciated. I would definitely highly recommend Nick to anyone looking for a reliable and completely trustworthy person to housesit." -- Vicky, Lane Cove, NSW.
"Nick was invited to look after our house for us for three weeks in April this year. It is a large old house with a significant sized garden, many pots,as well as a vegetable plot on another site. He looked after it beautifully and cleaned it nicely as well. The garden was in fine shape and the vegetable plot as well. I am sure that anyone who had him to care for their home would be delighted and he would go the second mile as he did in watering and even weeding our garden." -- Carolyn Invarson, Melbourne, VIC.
"Nick very kindly housesat for us over for approximately a week at short notice which really helped us out.. We came home to a very tidy and clean house and a super happy dog. We really appreciate the time and effort Nick put into watering the gardens, feeding and exercising our dog and maintaining the house. We would love to have Nick housesit for us again, and would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a housesitter." -- Jess Harkness, Sale, VIC.
"Nick sat for us in July/August 2017. We have a large house, 8 chickens and a cat. Nick managed everything very well - the cat being a cat she took a few day but then she loved him a lot!! Nick is a very respectful and careful person who looked after our home and animals exactly as we wanted. Anyone wanting to contact Nick for house-sitting can be assured of the same careful approach. Please contact us if you want more information." -- Adelaide, Springwood, NSW.