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Trustworthy & Reliable Welsh Couple

ID: tzc

Name:

Natasha

Is / are:

A couple

Age group:

26 to 35

Profession:

Plumber & Freelance Writer

Preferred locations:

QLD (full regions list)

Current bookings:

19 Nov 14 Dec 15 Dec 8 Jan'19 1 Mar'19 14 Jun'19

Reply rating:

5 stars

More Information

We are a non-smoking and happy Welsh couple who have been together for 10 years and enjoy sharing the simple things in life; one of which is our love for animals. Our other loves include music, family, travel & nature.

In January 2018 we set off on a travel adventure together, the first 5 weeks of which were spent volunteering at a Chiang Mai dog shelter. In June we arrived in Australia and have completed several housesits back to back.

We found out about housesitting from another travelling couple and it sounded perfect to us for a number of reasons (listed below, not in any particular order).

Routine - we're not exactly the strict militant types but as we'd like to sustain both long-term and slow travel, it'd be really nice to have the space and time to establish a routine for a while when we reach a place.

Privacy & space - our privacy is important to us and so we want to avoid staying in hostels / hotels where possible on our travels. More recently and if we're staying in a place for a longer time, we've started to book an entire place through Airbnb.

Love for animals - we have a deep love for animals - particularly dogs - and have experience caring for them in a variety of set ups. Because we're travelling, naturally we cannot have our own pet yet - but we are always delighted to have the opportunity to loan someone else's for a while.

Variety of locations - even though we love to see popular landmarks, we also treasure the time where we can stay in less popular locations to gather a true feel for a place.

Cooking - after eating out on most nights on our travels, we dream of having a well equipped kitchen to cook our food (ironic as this is something we both used to complain about in our day to day lives before we set off travelling!)

Suitability - as much as housesitting is suitable for us, we are also well suited for it. We're responsible adults who've lived together, in our own space, for a long time so we understand and appreciate the work and effort it takes to keep a house. We're respectful of other peoples homes and would apply the same high standards to another persons property as we would to our own. We also know our own limitations, so we will not apply for anything we feel may be out of our ability to manage (e.g. you'll not get an application from us if you have 25 chickens, 7 koalas & a couple of Kangaroos that need looking after).

Cost effective - though saving money isn't the main reason we've been drawn to the idea of house-sitting, it is certainly a helpful way for us to save on expenses.

We have had much exposure to animals and have done several pet sitting stints previously.

This year we have spent 2 weeks to caring for two Dobermans in Chiang Rai, whilst caring for the owners large country home (pictures on our profile).

We spent 5 weeks in Sydney, caring for a 12 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross (pictures on profile).

We spent 5 weeks in Brisbane, caring for a lovely 6 year old Labrador named Holly (pictures on profile).

We spent 5 weeks in Brisbane, taking care of 3 Bedlington terriers (who definitely lived up to their name).

Now we're caring for a 9 year old gorgeous and affectionate Weimaraner called Ziggy, still in Brisbane.

WE HAVE A BLOG where we share our stories with home/pet owners:

https://rhodandtasha.home.blog

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