From: United Kingdom
Spain, United Kingdom
15/09/2018 - 31/03/2021
We are an animal & nature loving family of 4 who are conscientious about the world around us. After 18 months volunteering throughout France & Spain we are now looking to provide peace of mind to home owners in England pr Southern Spain who require guardians/caretakers or short to long-term house/pet-sitters. We are available immediately (having recently completed 2 house/pet-sits - of 5 months & 1 month duration). References available.
We are Sean & Anna, an English non-smoking couple in our early 40’s/50's, who are very fortunate to be parents to Rose (10) & Henry (8).
I am a farmer’s daughter who grew up surrounded by animals & a love of the great outdoors. Sean is a knowledgeable general builder who runs his own business. I too have my own company organising homes & as such we are both very respectful of people’s property & privacy. I enjoy gardening, especially involving the children. We love spending time together, from swimming & ball games to cooking or building Lego!
We are completed with 2 older, quiet & well-behaved female cats (Mickie & Poppy). Since they are such a part of our family, we hope you can understand why they are joining us on our adventure. Mickie & Poppy are very content living in the Motorhome & are rarely seen by our Hosts!
We have our own property in England (already paid for), which is rented out, leaving us financially secure. We left England mid-September 2018 and are travelling via Motorhome, so that we may venture independently to any chosen location in Southern Europe.
Since we began our travels we have been very fortunate to volunteer at more than 10 varied & fascinating host sites in France & Spain (through Workaway & HelpX): from rental properties to campsites, private homes to larger homesteads, a vineyard to Chateaus.
Our roles too have been diverse & include:
- House/Pet-sitting & therefore taking great care of homes, grounds & much loved animals in the owners’ absences (our Cats have got along fine with them all).
- Caretaking for a group of AirBnB properties (looking after up to 15 people in just one of the rentals).
- General maintenance & small projects.
- Gardening: from tending fruit trees, olive groves & vines to land clearance.
We are always open to new challenges!
Building & General Maintenance
De-cluttering & Organisational Skills
42 & 51
We are happy to reside within our Motorhome & where possible use the facilities that the Host is happy to share. Please note that for house-sitting roles, the cats can still be based in the Motorhome if required.
Special dietary requirements