About Wendy & James
Hello, we are James and Wendy. We are looking for a country to call home so we are 'trying on' a few places! We have been exploring Europe in our mobile-home with a desire to find somewhere we truly feel at home. Somewhere we can settle down to become more self sufficient and follow a sustainable lifestyle. After selling our house in England and...
Hello, we are James and Wendy. We are looking for a country to call home so we are 'trying on' a few places! We have been exploring Europe in our mobile-home with a desire to find somewhere we truly feel at home. Somewhere we can settle down to become more self sufficient and follow a sustainable lifestyle. After selling our house in England and deciding we were not sure where we wanted to live, we decided to go travelling to learn from the people, places and experiences we would have. Currently we are in the UK.
James is able to work as a digital nomad (internet needed) designing and building websites and Wendy is an artist with a mobile (in a suitcase) studio.
Please note the internet is necessary for James' work and staying in touch with friends and family via skype is very important to us too. Longer house sitting assignments are preferred because we enjoy slow travel and really getting to know a place. Being able to soak up the culture and learn a bit of the language inspires us most.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have as fully as we can and we are available for Skype interviews too. Thanks for reading our profile!
Why we want to house sit
We love to travel and explore different areas and learn languages and soak up the history and culture. But, also, we are looking for a place to put roots down, somewhere we feel we can settle down.
So far we have had four house-sitting assignments including looking after gardens and pets. We have also house-sat for family and friends with pets and helped out at Wendy's mums Bed and Breakfast in Scotland.
We are reliable, honest, amiable and flexible. And, we would take care of your home conscientiously as if it was our own.
We are; non smokers, earth and animal lovers, vegetarians, like to live a quiet life, have our own transport, house proud, energy conscious and we are very flexible on dates. We can also provide a security deposit and references from previous Landlords/house-sit assignments.
A little bit about Wendy - I am a mother with one grown up (flown-the-nest) daughter called Jasmine. Also, I am a UK qualified teacher and have worked in primary schools in England for over 12 years. I am also a practising artist who mostly works in watercolours, acrylics, pencils and mixed media techniques.
My mum owns a Bed and Breakfast in the mountains of Scotland and I have helped her by welcoming guests, preparing rooms and generally assisting in the day to day running of her place.
Other interests include; being out in nature, anything creative, writing, organic foods, green smoothies, baking (when I have an oven!), eco/low impact life-style, herbs and oils, making my own natural remedies, yoga, sewing and I love animals and am vegetarian.
And a little bit about James - I am an enthusiastic forty six year old with a passion to learn about off grid sustainable living be it from the perspective of building design and construction techniques and materials or green energy solutions or growing your own food, gardening and permaculture - I'm interested in it all.
I pursued my passion for creative problem solving to University where I studied Product Design. It was here I formed an interest in green design practices.
Currently a web/graphic designer working on the road designing and building websites.
Interests and hobbies include yoga, photography, freeman and the natural person, sovereignty and rights. Animal lover, vegetarian.
We sold our house in the UK in the summer of 2013 - we were tired of working to live to pay the mortgage and bills and not have any time to enjoy any of it. We've travelled south through France and Italy to Greece, Spain and Portugal in our converted van in search of sun and space to recharge, meeting interesting people and absorbing new ideas along the way.
Together we also enjoy daily yoga, walks in nature, dancing, music, good coffee, films, stories and books.
Thanks again for reading our profile!