My name is Toni and I am a 33 year old high school teacher in the South East of Melbourne.
I have re-settled back into Melbourne after having lived in London and Vancouver for the past few years. I work full time in Keysborough. I also travel write for my website Enchanted Serendipity - a travel and lifestyle site which inspires others to get out and see the world - so when I sit I like to eat out in local or regional areas so I can review places and write about them etc.
I currently live with my parents and have been back home for just over a year which has been interesting! I am saving for a house within the next 12 months or so which is why I am not renting, but as much as I love the cheap rent with family - I am really keen to see what areas of Melbourne appeal to me and have some short or long term jaunts on my own so I can gain some independence. I am happy to drive no more than an hour from Keysborough to stay in different places when the school year is running. If it's school holidays and I am in Melbourne, I am happy to be wherever - even interstate or international. But I do often travel over breaks and stay with friends so I can afford to travel and still save money.
I have lived in share houses before - so I am well versed in respecting the places I stay. I am reliable and care about watering plants, feeding animals, walking them etc when under my care. I also love a snuggle with any that are cute and cuddly. As a full time worker I can't commit to farm animals. I am more of a dog, cat, fish, stick insect kind of person haha.
I don't smoke and am a clean freak - I don't make mess, and will bring my own bedding too if required. I don't need much to keep me happy - beyond use of a kitchen to make meals if needed/lunch for work, a tv (netflix is a bonus but not vital) and wifi.
***If you don't have wifi set up I can't do your sit sorry- I need it for work and my travel blog so I can't housesit at a place which doesn't have internet access.
I am not loud and considerate of neighbours. I have a car so I don't rely on public transport if I don't have to.
I have housesat for friends before. My most recent housesits were 4-5 weekends in Flemington (watering plants and checking on the place), a long weekend stint in Mornington where I cared for a dog. Over the festive season I was in Canberra looking after a friend's dog and his house while he travels and had 2 dogs in Mordialloc last week that had a ball with me!
I have 11-14 weeks off per year, so I am usually traveling somewhere or doing day trips out - which does impact on my overall availability. But if I am free and your sit works for me to get to work in particular, or is an area I haven't sat in before. I am very happy to do it. Right now I am booked up for March-June so if you need anything then I likely can't do it. But still check as I do have some breaks in between.
I look forward to hearing from you about possibly looking after your place!