John & Jan

Recently Retired Principal and Teacher

Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviews (4)

Heather
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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

  • dog
  • poultry
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

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

  • poultry
  • small pet
Nailsworth, United Kingdom · 02 Aug - 14 Sep 2017
Leonie
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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

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

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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

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • horseHorses
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry

Availability

August 2019
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Preferred countries

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

Profile details

Age
John 64 and Jan 63
Occupation
Principal and Teacher
Travelling
With a partner