About Hayley & Tristan
Hi there, I'm Hayley, I grew up on a farm and have owned and been looking after loads of different animals since. I trained as a vets assistant many years back but left as didn't like the way some animals were treated during procedures. I have experience with almost all domestic animals, I am pet savvy and easily adapt to routines in taking care...
Hi there, I'm Hayley, I grew up on a farm and have owned and been looking after loads of different animals since. I trained as a vets assistant many years back but left as didn't like the way some animals were treated during procedures. I have experience with almost all domestic animals, I am pet savvy and easily adapt to routines in taking care of animals and know just how important they are.
Currently Tristan and I are house sitting with a bit of travel in between in CA, US, MX and AU - We have a few regular sits and are often in different countries for house sits as we love to travel and care for pets in all different situations, places and times of year. We may already be in the country, we may not but we do often fly in with plenty of time to spare for house sits in many countries and are very experienced in planning, executing and coordinating travel and last minute travel. We have access to cars in CA, US, MX and AU and are flexible with dates and movements.
How do we do this?
I own an online expanding business designing and creating jewelry, teaching weaving workshops and inspiring others through telling our story, with the ultimate end result of my work being able to inspire others to live their dreams and do that they love.
Tristan works contracting as a fully remote Solutions Architect and also as a Chief Technology Officer for a great start up that is at their second round of significant funding and going strong his experience allows him to place upcoming IT masterminds into roles that will boost their careers and he love helping others take the step up. Tristan is also my go to IT guy and helps with many aspects of my business.
We are both originally from Canberra, Australia. Our last residing address in Australia was in Melbourne where we lived together for 2 years in a little Victorian terrace in Collingwood. After that we moved our belongings into storage in Sydney (hence the Sydney address) and changed our location address to our parents houses in Canberra and Newcastle to travel, see the world care for fluff balls, experience living like locals and house and pet sitting and we have been doing this for over 1 full year because we love it and wouldn't have it any other way.
We are free to take opportunities that we feel are right for us, your pets and your house. I myself have lived in over 33 different locations over the past 10 years and both Tristan and I love house sitting all types of homes in all different locations with love and care as we would our own. We love taking care of pets of all types and the bonds we form with them.
We both really love this lifestyle and greatly appreciate the open mindedness of people on trusted house sitters sharing homes, pets and experiences. We love the idea of mutual exchange and it has been working wonders for us and others in being able to follow dreams with freedom and comfort.
Why we want to house sit
We love house and pet sitting it really suits us and we have built our lives around being flexible so we can do this, we love animals, their companionship and the bonds we build with them and believe that animals make our lives all the more richer. Unfortunately travelling doesn't allow us to own pets and we miss owning our own pets very much but this way we get to have the best of both worlds. We love exploring, walking, seeing and experiencing new different parts of the world and adapting to different ways of living. We love trusting our gut and going with the flow and love taking are of peoples animals and homes. We are ever so grateful for the opportunities that arise from living this way and wouldn't have it any other way. We are self sufficient, resourceful, trustworthy, friendly people, easily approachable and easily contactable should you need us at any time whilst away.
We both love travelling and working on the go on a few online businesses and projects. All our belongings are tucked away in storage in Australia (where we are from) we are free to take any opportunities that are good for your pets, your house and us.
Our most recent experience is we have been travelling and house and pet sitting for the past year now and have no plans to stop - from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney to Morocco, Toronto, North Vancouver, Pemberton, Whistler, San Diego. Then back to Canberra, Sydney, North Vancouver again, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Seattle, Portland (our current sit for May/June 17) and we have sits planned for Boulder Creek for 1 month, Colorado Springs, Salt Spring Island and Lake Conjola
-Boulder Creek California 1 dog 1 cat and, spa and garden to care for - very energetic dog Karma who loves playing 24/7 and will come and tap me whenever she wants anything - so cute! Also a Frisbee freak, so lots of throwing Frisbee, walks treats feeding all the norm plus caring for her out and about as shes very aggressive towards other dogs.
- Portland 2 dogs and 1 cat awesome friendly family in Rose City Neighborhood - walks and feeding 2 times a day lots of attention and pats, baths and brushes, loving it here and looking forward to coming back.
- Seattle, prior to Portland 1 beautiful older really quiet and beautiful dog - walks every day and cuddles and love
- North Vancouver, now a regular house and pet sit for a month per year, we last spent all of Feb 2017 here and are booked for a month in 2018. Here we look after 2 dogs and a rescue dog that require strict diets, medication and love and 2 chickens that need lots of cuddles and attention. Defiantly a favorite so far! Especially since we got snowed in and loved every minute of it.
-NSW, AU, we spent all of Jan 17 looking after a dog in NSW, AU who loved to surf with me every day in the beach, needed lots of love and attention and to be up at 6am which was great to get up early for us!
-Valentine, Newcastle for all of December looking after huge gardens, indoors and out with many plants that needed lots of care and attention and the house needed to be minded over the Christmas period.
We have a few regular sits and are often in different countries for house sits as we love to travel and care for pets in all different situations, places and times of year. We may already be in the country, we may not but we do often fly in with plenty of time to spare for house sits in many countries and are very experienced in planning, and executing and coordinating travel and last minute travel.
We have references from houses we have lived in and house and pet sits over the years, these can be found in our profile. Please see further pet and house sits in our references and get in touch if you want further experience outlined, have any questions at all or would like us to look after your pets and home. We look forward to what the future brings, connecting with more amazing people and animals seeing more of the world and helping others do the same.
Hayley's Solo Experience on tops - "I grew up on a farm and have loved/owned/looked after many different animals since. Hayley has owned 3 beautiful native Australian Birds, 2 cockatiels, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 8 chickens, 1 rooster, 12 finches, 11 budgerigars, 6 quails, 6 mice, 4 fish and looked after loads more pets! Tristan loves animals and is a great help looking after them too, I often find him snuggled up with the dogs!
I trained as a vets assistant years back. I have experience with most domestic animals. We have taken care of many animals and have been house and pet sitting non stop for the past 3 months (most recently anyway) I have house and pet sat birds, fish, dogs with puppies, chickens, cats and more on and off over the past 8 years whilst working in Canberra and Sydney and Melbourne.
I myself have lived in over 10 locations on the past 10 years and have traveled a lot, I love house sitting all types of homes in all different locations with love and care (as I would treat my own) and I love taking care of pets of all types.
I enjoy getting out doors for walks and adventures and am super happy to take pets along with me. "