House Sitter   Marika Ripke

House Sitter Marika Ripke

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Location:   Hilo, Hawaii

Age:   52

Experience:   10 yr 1 mo

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About Marika Ripke:


I have my PhD in Human Ecology, am a published author and professional book editor, certified yoga teacher, dance instructor, Reiki practioner, travel writer, and professional photographer. 

I have over a decade of experience house, pet, and farm sitting all over the world, including Hawaii, Texas, New Zealand, and Costa Rica. I have housesat million dollar estates and 50-acre farms.

I have experience maintaining gardens and pools. In Costa Rica, I managed a yoga studio, clothing boutique, and eco-accommodations for 2 months while the owners were away.


I work from home with my photography and grant writing business ventures, so you will be assured a presence on your property. I love animals and gardening, and have alot of experience caring for dogs, cats, birds, horses, cows, goats, sheep, and chickens. 

I realize that homes are like sacred temples, and I treat them as such. I am very friendly, neat, responsible, active, and quiet. I enjoy the outdoors, but also can be a homebody, curled up with a good book and friendly pet.


I have lived in Hawaii for 16 years (8 years on Oahu and 8 years on Big Island). I am currently residing in Hilo, Hawaii.

 I lived in Austin, Texas for almost 10 years before moving to Hawaii. I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Masters in Child Development and PhD in Human Ecology.

Thank you for considering me for your trusted housesitter :-)

Aloha !

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