John & Jan

Recently Retired Principal and Teacher

Nelson, New Zealand
5 Reviews

Email and phone verified

ID verified

2 external references

Reviews (5)

Karin

Jan and John were our housesitters for 6 weeks while we were traveling in Germany. They are generous, deligent, conscientious, reliable and symphatic

    Halver, Germany · 18 Aug - 29 Sep 2019
    Heather

    John and Jan looked after our heritage home, large garden, pool, 3 dogs and 4 chickens for 5 weeks in July/August 2019. They were exceptional! Great

    Perth, WA, Australia · 08 Jul - 09 Aug 2019
    Carol

    What a pleasure it was to have John and Jan house sitting for me whilst I was away for 10 weeks. They arrived the day before I left, so we had time (24

    Leura, NSW, Australia · 08 Apr - 16 Jun 2018
    Samantha

    John and Jan were absolutely wonderful house sitters to our little flock of hens. They looked after the hens and our home really well, kept in contact with

    Nailsworth, United Kingdom · 02 Aug - 14 Sep 2017
    Leonie

    To all PET OWNERS & HOMEOWNERS... I cannot recommend John and Jan highly enough, you simply CANNOT pass these two wonderful people up. They are the most

    Capalaba, QLD, Australia · 26 Jun - 30 Oct 2016

    References (2)

    Samantha

    John and Jan are absolute top notch housesitters; they did a wonderful job looking after our hens and our home for 6 weeks over the summer while we were

    House & pet sitting reference · 03 November 2017

    About

    I am a retired Principal after 40 years in Education and 25 years as a Principal. During this time my wife, Jan and I have taught in isolated and urban areas around NZ. We have raised three grown up children and have had a succession of

    Why we want to house sit

    We are about to retire from 40 Years in Education and are in the fortunate position of being to leave our home at a moments notice and knowing that our daughter and husband will keep the home fires burning, particularly care of the cats. We

    Our experience

    Our experience as teachers has developed our people skills along with organisation, time management, empathy and responsibility. Jan and I are keen gardeners having created many beautiful organic gardens in our different homes. Living in

    Pet care experience

    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Horses
    • Fish
    • Poultry

    Availability

    August 2020
    MTWTFSS
    0102
    03040506070809
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31
    September 2020
    MTWTFSS
    010203040506
    07080910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    282930
    • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

    Preferred countries

    • Afghanistan
    • Aland Islands
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • American Samoa
    • Andorra

    Profile details

    Age
    John 65+ and Jan 64
    Occupation
    Principal and Teacher
    Travelling
    With a partner