Hello. I'm a 52-yr-old woman from the USA. I lived in Mérida, Yucatán for 5 months (Nov 2021 - April 2022). It gave me my first taste of long-term travel and I am hooked.
I have done 4 housesits in Mexico since May 2022, one in Colorado, USA, and am currently housesitting outside of Medellin, Colombia for a month and then I'm off to boat sit on a catamaran in Cartegena. I will be available from February 1 - December 31, 2023. I will prefer to stay in Mexico as much as possible but am open to traveling anywhere in the world for the right sit. I prefer sits that are one-month or more.
I am single, skilled, and responsible. I speak intermediate Spanish and understand spoken Spanish fluently.
Housesitting allows me the flexibility of visiting various countries instead of having to settle in one place. I love taking care of other people's homes as it gives them the same freedom-- to go explore or visit family while knowing their home is being cared for by someone who is diligent and who cares about doing a good job protecting their property and pets.
I am currently at my 6th housesit. While most days as a housesitter are not noteworthy (as we all hope will be the case!), I have had a few experiences requiring thoughtful action to resolve the situation - from sick pets to a front door security problem - things do happen and I feel confident handling these situations.
Housing- I have extensive experience as a landlord, having owned and managed several investment properties for 25 years. I know how to take care of homes, manage tenants and guests, keep an eye on the various systems that make a home run, and make minor repairs.
Pets- I have had dogs, a cat, chickens, ducks and goats. The daily needs of pets and livestock are understood and I very much enjoy the routine of caring for and playing with pets. Twice each year I pet sit for a woman who fosters basset hounds. Sometimes it is 2 sometimes it is 5 hounds. Often, because they are rescue/fosters they have special medical or social/behavioral needs.
Garden- I have been a vegetable farmer for 7 years. I would love to take care of a garden, landscape, or house plants. I can identify many plant diseases and pest problems and know how to remedy them with organic solutions.
I added 3 references to my profile and can provide more as some of my housesits were done through personal referrals and not via one of the online services so there is no written review. I have a number of references who would be happy to chat with you so you can feel confident choosing me to care for your property and pets.