We have been together for more than 24 years (married 20) and have had a wide variety of experiences together. These include building and running our own eco-lodge in Costa Rica, then after selling that, running and lodge-sitting other lodges- gaining all the skills that go with that - construction, languages, cultural melding, gardening and maintaining structures and systems. We've traveled together pretty extensively - and enjoy connecting with local communities. In our NYC technical production event work we're experienced with running crews, construction projects, managing deadlines and budgets, computer proficient.. and love animals. We travel with our adult well behaved jack russell mix (female-Percy) and she gets along with other pets as well. Geoff's a dual citizen USA/Italy with EU and USA passports, Mary is eligible for EU and holds a USA passport. We speak English, Spanish and Italian (Geoff). We'd be very happy to house sit and take loving care of your home while you're away. Let us know how we can assist.