Currently scheduled on housesits in Panama, Mexico, and Ecuador to mid-March, 2018. Active, healthy, non-smoking single male with no health issues of any kind. Early retired. Capable hands-on individual. Highest integrity and respect for the property of others. Aspiring travel writer/publisher. Experienced homeowner. Security-minded. Experien...
Currently scheduled on housesits in Panama, Mexico, and Ecuador to mid-March, 2018. Active, healthy, non-smoking single male with no health issues of any kind. Early retired. Capable hands-on individual. Highest integrity and respect for the property of others. Aspiring travel writer/publisher. Experienced homeowner. Security-minded. Experienced international traveler. Housesit experienced.
Why I want to house sit
I have a passion for travel and an intense curiousity about new places, people and cultures. I love the adventure of a new place. I want to see all that I can and share that with others through travel writing and publishing. House-sitting gives me an inside view of a place, people and location from a ‘permanent’ perspective, not a few days as a tourist. It will be a never ending source of material.
I have been full-time housesitting since January of 2010. Also, I have many years of experience with home ownership and its attendant needs. In addition, my former spouse and I raised 10 children, including home-schooling them. Along with 10 children, we had the rather large and on-going assortment of dogs, cats, fish, lizards etc. that children think they need. I did all of the home repairs and some mechanical repairs to keep everything going over the years. I understand what home ownership means. Your home is an embodiment of your life. You want someone to take care of and protect what you have worked so hard for so many years to create. I have the deepest respect for that. I will protect and preserve what you have done. I have taught my children to leave things better than they found them. I practice the same. While I may not be able to improve what you have so lovingly put together, I shall bring no harm to it.
Some of my housesitting experiences include:
SINT MAARTEN in the Caribbean – a 2-bedroom house close to the cruise ship docks and then a 2-bedroom condo on Simpson Bay, 8 months in total (2 sits)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO – A 4-bedroom golf course villa close to the marina, 2 months
CANCUN, MEXICO – a 3-bedroom condo in a locals condo development, 2 months
COZUMEL, MEXICO – a hacienda with a pool and then a one-bedroom apartment, 9 months in total (2 sits)
COTACACHI, ECUADOR – a 1-bedroom casita with extensive gardens, 1 month
CHALLUABAMBA, ECUADOR – a 3-bedroom house in a locals development, 2 months
COTACACHI, ECUADOR – 9 months in 2013 I did multiple and repeat housesits, dogs or cats on most. (5 sits)
HERMITAGE, TENNESSEE – High-end house that was up for sale by the owner. Had to do showings.
CALGARY, CANADA – 1 dog, a 3-story condo, 2 weeks
COTACACHI, ECUADOR – 9 months in 2014 I did multiple and repeat housesits, dogs or cats on most, (10 sits)
TENNESSEE – 3-bedroom house and yard with extensive gardens, 3 ½ months
MALAGA, SPAIN – 2 cats, managing a holiday rental apartment including change-overs and collecting cash rents, 10 weeks.
CHIPPENHAM, UK – 2 cats, comfortable townhouse with backyard gardens, 2 weeks
REDDITCH, UK – 1 older, blind cat. Large home in a suburban subdivision. The home was for sale so I had to do multiple showings. 6 weeks.
CALGARY, CANADA – 1 dog, 3 story condo. Repeat housesit. 1month
COTACACHI, ECUADOR – 2 cats, large home with lots of plants in the back area and large garden area. Repeat sit. 3 months.
MALAGA, SPAIN – Repeat sit. 2 cats, managing a holiday rental apartment including change-overs and collecting cash rents, 11 weeks.-
SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - 3 cats, comfortable home in town with backyard garden. 7 weeks. Video reference is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHHd2RzzUOk
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON USA - 1 older cat and a condo. 11 weeks
ARENOSA, PANAMA - 3 active dogs, large home on the lake. 5 months
CHAPALA, MEXICO - 1cat and 1 3-legged dog, large country club home with lake view, pool, 2 cars. 5 weeks.
COTACACHI, ECUADOR - 2 sits. One with 2 large dogs.
Quotes from some of my references.
Lee Acker: "His character was never in question. His reliability was consistent. I never had a care or concern about his being in my home at any time. His work ethic as I observed for several years was extremely good. If my wife and I ever need someone to housesit for us and our pets again, I truly hope Bob is close and available. He is an asset to have around."