More InformationPaul and Catherine are a kind and compassionate profession couple in their mid-thirties who have been together for over 7 years and have a beautiful 17 month old girl Elke. We would love to care for your home, your pet/s and your garden and honour it the same we would our own.
We decided to have a hand at professional house sitting for a couple of reasons. Mid 2017 we went on a wonderful holiday across the USA where Paul proposed to Catherine! We returned to start planning the wedding and discovered Catherine got pregnant at the end of their holiday!! Wedding plans (let's be honest, all plans) have been on hold while becoming new parents. We still have some holiday debt we need to clear so we can move ahead. Secondly, we feel inspired to invite some more fun and adventure into our life while Elke is still an infant. We love getting out and spend our weekends exploring different parts of greater Melbourne, so to care for other's home and animals plus experience living in different parts of Melbourne feels like a wonderful adventure for our little family.
We met in early 2012 when Paul was travelling all over Australia doing the One Week Job project where he worked a different job every week for 52 weeks and his wages from each employer was donated to charity. It was a fun, adventurous project that had to Paul staying at many, many homes. He appeared on Sunrise, the Morning Show, 7:30 Report and was invited to do a Ted Talk. Paul then moved into television and has worked on many different shows and currently works as a producer at ABC for the show Hard Quiz. Catherine is a trained EMMETT technique practitioner and teacher and is doing some part-time writing from home as she is the primary carer for Elke, meaning she is home all week, so you can assure someone will always be home with your pets.
We have an excellent rental record, renting one home for 4 years, only moving due to the property getting sold. We’ve been in our current place since September 2017. No home or pet feels too much for us. We once house sat in Sydney for a 5 week block while Paul was working interstate on a tv show and cared for an insanely demanding cat Alaska whom we shall never forget. He had a several page typed manual of his needs, ate dinner on top of the kitchen bench from a porcelain bowl and drank water from a human glass, and only listened to one radio station at a specific volume. We survived caring for Alaska with flying colours so feel confident we could care for your home and pet/s!
We are non-smokers, very moderate drinkers and lead a healthy active lifestyle. We've both grown up caring for pets and in adulthood we’ve lived in multiple share houses with dogs and just love being with our friends’ pets. Elke just loves animals and is regularly playing with both dogs and cats at friends' houses.
We would love you to choose us to care for your home, animals and garden.