Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain
01/09/2017 - 31/12/2025
We are a married Irish couple, just in our forties. Eimear worked for some years as a veterinary surgeon and also a tutor and has been volunteering for a national charity for 4 years. Ian specialises in the science / animal health field and has travelled worldwide with his career. We've been married for 15 years and have plenty of experience of both workawaying and house-sitting including Ireland, France, Italy, Australia and Africa.
We love to travel, meet new people, learn new skills, see new places and practice our French where possible.
We have experience of house-sitting, including pet-minding and can provide great references upon request. We have excellent testimonials from property and business owners, both on this website and on our house-sitting profile on mindmyhouse.com. As you can see from our professions, we naturally love and have vast experience caring for animals. We also like walking, cycling, learning, language. We love cooking and conversation. We have experience welcoming holidaymakers and looking after gite rentals. We hope you will see from our experience and attitude, that we are eager to learn from you, as needs be. Please note we are not experienced with horses nor young children,
We enjoy new experiences and cultures. We especially love working outdoors and gardening, it keeps us fit and busy, while enjoying the fresh air. We have no children, travel with no pets and are very flexible. We like to learn new skills and believe we are sociable and good with people. Our workaways have varied from a South African hostel, a French holiday property, an Italian Art Holiday Property, a high-end Bed and Breakfast and a language exchange. Lots of our time has been spent gardening too.
As homeowners ourselves, we are house proud, clean, practically minded and responsible. We speak fluent English, decent French, good Irish and a little Kiswahili and love to chat to people. We have our own car which we could bring (if within Europe) and both have full clean driving licenses for many years. We are strict non-smokers. We feel we are good communicators. We are fully computer literate and good organisers.
We are happy to chat by email, ‘meet’ with you by Skype and/or speak by phone prior to arranging the visit.
You can contact us via this site with any questions you may have, or any further information you may need.
With thanks and best regards
Eimear and Ian
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Experience of Workawaying, House Sitting and Pet Minding
(references on request)
Pet and Animal Care, very experienced - veterinary surgeon
Gardening - Weeding, Planting, Vegetable growing, Garden Maintenance
Pool Maintenance and Care
IT and computer skills
Outgoing, sociable, good with people, happy to 'meet and greet' guests
Cooking, love food, and like learning new foodie skills
House-proud, tidy and responsible!
Languages - English, French, Irish, tiny bit of Kiswahili
Volunteering / Charity work
Please note we are not experienced with horses nor young children
English, French, Irish
45 & 44
Own car, both have full clean driving licences for many years
Own laptop, good communicators
Have Skype account if you wish to'meet' there first
Generally willing to learn new skills, be helpful and get involved with a team
No criminal convictions
Strict Non-drug takers
Special dietary requirements
No - we eat meat but also happy to be vegetarian for a while!