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Retired travelling couple

ID: wf9


Geoff and Colleen

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Age group:

55 plus


Retired travelling couple

Years active:

3 years

Preferred locations:

TAS (full regions list)

Current bookings:

1 Jun 30 Sep

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

We are a retired couple travelling now for over 10 years around Australia and we do intend to continue travelling for the foreseeable future. In March 2019 we were invited to do a do a 4 week farm sit in rural Tasmania looking after 34 alpacas, over 40 sheep, 4 cows, an unknown number of free range chickens, 2 large dogs and a cat. As an introduction to house sitting for us we thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and it gave us the opportunity to better explore the area than we may have otherwise.

This gave us the enthusiasm to apply for other house sits. In 2019 we completed another 7 house sits (including 1 repeat) totalling 29 weeks by the end of 2019.

In 2020 we completed a 4 week house sit and a 4 week farm sit prior the Covid 19 virus restrictions coming into place then completed another 4 house sits before the end of 2020. In 2021 we completed 8 house sits from 10 days to 3 months duration totalling over 300 days. We now have 3 house sits from 3 weeks to 21 weeks totalling over 200 days completed or confirmed for 2022. The house sits during 2019, 2020 and 2021 included twice for one home owner and five house sits for another home owner.

We have now house sat in Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria with and without pets.

Since commencing house sitting we have cared for dogs, cats, cows, sheep, chickens, alpacas, horses (full size, miniature and shetland), gold fish, parrots or just gardens. Previous to travelling we have owned dogs, a cat, birds, chickens and cows. As we are long term travelling in our caravan we no longer have any of our own pets with us. We do need to take our caravan with us when we house sit.

We are reliable, friendly, caring, tidy and non smokers. We take pleasure in meeting new home owners and we have made some long term friends with some of the home owners we have house sat for. We have a number of reviews attached to our MINDAHOME profile for anyone to read.

Before retirement we owned and operated a wholesale plant nursery on the outskirts of Brisbane with our own transport running from Bundaberg to Sydney. We also owned and operated a landscaping business with Geoff, prior retirement, holding a QBCC license for Structural Landscaping (Trade). Previous to this Geoff, a mechanical and structural engineer, was in corporate management. Geoff is also a qualified Fitter and Turner but has not worked as a fitter and Turner since completing his traineeship.

With our back grounds in business, horticulture and trades we enjoy looking after animals, gardens and lawns and carrying out general handyman functions. We have owned a number of chlorine and salt above ground and in ground pools so we are familiar with regular pool maintenance. We lived and operated our wholesale plant nursery totally on tank and dam water so we are also familiar with controlled water usage and the related pressure water pumps and controllers for domestic and irrigation use.

If you wish to see a brief summary of our Aussie adventures plus a few Aussie landscape photos you can read more about us and our travels on our web site if you Google ‘2happylittlevegemites’.

Geoff and Colleen.
2 Happy Little Vegemites.

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