Helen & Derek

Olive growers, home handy people, writers

Wellington, New Zealand

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Tina

I have known Helen and Derek for many many years. They are the perfect house sitters. They have previously looked after many properties around the world in

Character reference · 07 August 2017

About

Derek & I have a 6 acre property which has 200 plus olive trees, 40 plus fruit trees and several thousand New Zealand native trees mostly planted by Derek plus lots of grass to mow! I worked for the Ministry of Social Development for 30

Why we want to house sit

We are back from our travels overseas and now want to explore more of New Zealand. We would especially like to house sit in or near Auckland where on of our sons lives with his family or on olive groves to share experiences.

Our experience

We are homeowners and know how essential it is to have the right people caring for your home. We have cared for a large property in New Zealand and also played mum to a lovely cat in Wellington city. In France we were surrogate parents to 2

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Poultry

Availability

September 2019
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October 2019
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  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • France
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Age
Helen 65+ and Derek 65+
Occupation
owner of Elaia Gourmet Olives www.gourmetolives.co.nz and furniture maker and writer www.derekmelser.org
Travelling
With a partner