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Experienced Friendly Clean Quiet Housesitter
I will sometimes sit for free. It depends on the situation - how complicated the chores will be and how expensive the travel costs will be to get to your location.
I'm a work-from-home writer and naturopathic doctor/educator. I'm not sure where I want to settle down for the long-term so I have been house sitting for a few years now to explore different areas and I still haven't decided so I am still traveling around! I have many excellent reviews on another house sitting site although I am new to this one. I used to own rental properties and so I am knowledgeable in some areas of home maintenance and renovation if you need for me to supervise contractors or repairs while you are gone. I have also had dogs and cats and small pets personally and sat for a variety of others so I can handle typical pet situations easily, including giving medications and working with shy pets. I don't smoke (anything) or drink or bring other people or animals into a home without permission. I keep homes clean and tidy and pets and plants happy and fed and peaceful, as much as possible. I am generally home except for an occasional hike or shopping trip.