housesitter, trustworthy, energetic, professional who love
animals and will care for your home and beloved pets.
Kristine currently lives in Austin Texas, USA(2018). I specialize in long-term, live-in housesitting for people who need someone experienced in low-toxin, chemical free, mold sensitive living. I have been a live-in, long-term housesitter/caretaker for estates and retreat centers in TX, AZ, NM and Italy. I am an animal behaviorist and have worked on resorts in California, Utah, Arizona, and overseas in Italy. I have over 30 years of professional experience in the competitive horse industry as a coach and training facility management. I have rental property management experience in my family's rental home business in TX and Indiana. I enjoy reading about world religions and travel adventures. I am rediscovering my love of watercolor painting and drawing and am slowing learning to play the mandolin. I love healthy food, time spent in nature, and meditation. I have 1 tiny grandma chihuahua, Fanny Brice, who travels with me when possible. I specialize in long- term house sitting of 2 weeks of more. We would love a live-in, long-term housesitting position in Austin, TX, coastal areas of California, Oregon, Italy, France, Scotland, New Zealand, Portugal, Chile or Australia for 2019/2020.
I have cared for 8 cats, 23 dogs, 17 chickens, and 50 horses
June/July 2018 Kristine is caretaking a retreat center in SE Az which includes four living units on 10 acres, 2 cats, 2 ponds of koi, 7 chickens and 2 dogs.
In March 2017 Kristine house and pet sat for several weeks multiple
months in a quaint 3 bedroom home in Austin, TX which included 3
terriers, a labrador dog, and 3 pet finches.
In May 2016 Kristine housesat in a lovely small ranch in San Marcos TX. She watched over, fed, and turned out daily a small herd of 4 horses.
December 2016 Kristine was a live-in caretaker of a gorgeous custom built lakeside estate
with 2 guest houses and boat dock in Austin, TX for 3 months.
In July 2015 Kristine was a live-in caretaker of a ranchhouse estate with a pool and acreage with chickens in Orange County, California near Laguna Beach. We cared for a cat and 12
chickens. We gathered eggs and let the chickens in and out of their coop.
Kristine has also watched over family and neighbors homes and pets while they were on vacation.
2000-2001 live-in caretaker for a 50 acre estate in Albuquerque, NM. Daily walked the owner's german shepherd and hybrid wolf dog. Rran errands and occasionally drove owner to engagements. Responsible for weekend and night security of property.
1993-1999 Kristine co-managed several luxury horse facilities, including a training facility in the Tuscany region of Italy and a riding club in a country club near Naples, Italy. Kristine has been a world champion equestrian.
will have the peace of mind of knowing your home, animals and property will be kept in
excellent condition and will be diligently watched over and maintained.
While housesitting I will be glad to stay in touch by phone or email if
you wish. You will be kept up to date on the care and happiness of
your pets and condition of your home. If you wish I will send photos
of your pets every several days. I will gladly water plants, collect
I would be
delighted to hear from you. Thank you for your consideration.