Caring for your pets and home
53, linguist & translator - public relations & hospitality professional
I am hoping that 2021 will allow me to resume my explorations. I hope to discover - or rediscover - some awesome cities and regions : New York, Washington DC, Santa Fe NM, New Orleans, the East Coast in general... I am mostly attracted to places with character, culture and history, but places of true, natural beauty are also a 'go'!
Also, short house-sits in my home state of Oregon are always welcome: Portland, eastern Oregon, the Columbia Gorge, etc., I love it all!
Taking care of a house, a yard, and the creatures within is quite natural to me. I am used to urban (I grew up in Brussels and Paris and go there every year) as well as more remote, rural environments like the place where I live in coastal Oregon when I am not travelling (5 park-like acres on a river).
Fresh and clean environments to live in are essential to me (no smoking of any kind!), and I enjoy cats and dogs immensely, which I have had all my adult life. I am used to larger, energetic breeds of dogs, and long daily walks are a usual part of my day.
I could be described as professional and reliable, but also easy going, mature and resourceful .
My mother tongue is French; I am bilingual in English and speak a decent amount of Spanish and Dutch.
I obtained a Master Gardener certification in Oregon in 2016, which means that I have a hands-on training in horticulture. So, your garden and your plants in general should be in good hands with me!
I can provide excellent personal and professional references if you'd like, and I invite you to read the endorsements on this page.
1) I do not charge for house-sits but I much appreciate paid assignments too. Paid work has been scarce this past year and, while I am currently financially independent and sound, forging ahead and assuring a safe and stable future for myself are very important.
2) My husband, Bud (he is on one of my pictures, the one taken in Mexico), sometimes joins me. He retired at the end of January 2021, so he may join me for the entire stay. In which case, I'll first check that you are okay with it.
I look forward to hearing from you!