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House-sitting is FREE for long-term (3 month +) sits!

Travel to reach your home: 58.5 cents/mile

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+++15$/day includes standard care and feeding of one
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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
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  • 2022: 2Oct-14Nov

Home - When you can't be.

49, Self-Employed

Hello. I have been on the house-sitting journey since 2012. Starting out as a sitter for a vacation home in a small, rural pueblo in Costa Rica for three years then continuing on for the next four by word of mouth referral. I have been back in the USA for three years passing through New Mexico, Texas, Ohio and now Georgia.

I love to learn something new and experience, as they say, is the best teacher. In my experience, staying in other peoples' houses, caring for beloved pets and lovely homes has been one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to get about the ever-changing, real business of right livelyhood.

I like to choose house-sits that align with a set of core values centered around #1 Fresh air, water, sunshine and abundant earth. That is to say, people who value those things most necessary to thrive in a body! It is also very nice to stay in a home where organic pest control is used, non-toxic products are preferred and water is conserved, I also love to be able to compost, recycle, tend a food garden or indoor herbs, have access to the off switch on a home router, etc. If you also think about these things, we'll get along great!

I am an aunt to three amazing nephews and one outstanding niece so my roots are in San Antonio, Texas. From May 2012- May 2019 I lived Costa Rica in many diverse, extreme and isolated conditions for four years as a house-sitter. Then, in my own rustic cabina in a remote rural pueblo of 125 men, women and children for three years.

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I have owned and maintained several properties from a five-acre lot near Wickenburg, AZ that needed irrigation repairs and a fire border during a summer drought to a 2,400 sq. ft. suburban home in an upscale gated community in San Antonio, TX that simply required someone to be present for regularly scheduled maintenance. My experience includes everything from lakeside bird (and gator) watching in Coastal, GA while preparing for a tropical storm to multiple pets, pool and pond care in a natural sanctuary and, as you can imagine--plenty of surprises no one could prepare for along the way!

I prefer long-term positions and am happy to help with cleaning/marketing a rental property in exchange for a % of the income.

Rest assured, your home will be well cared for. Sweeping and dusting are two of my favorite pass times. I can also be counted on for inspecting and addressing weather, locale-related risks like leaks, mold, insects, etc. and/or hiring a professional as needed.

I've lived in some of the most dramatic and most beautiful places in the world (in a house). Each area presents its own set of challenges. I look for what is an emergency and what is just a cyclical balance of nature. I've found it's better to live with the natural surroundings and let them work for us wherever possible.

If you understand this concept and others like it, we will get along great!

I know from experience multiple-home ownership can be a source of joy as well as anguish. It's my job to make it more of the former.

Call or e-mail anytime to start a dialog about what it is you need and what I can do about it.

As I tell my clients: I'll be here, wherever here might be.

All the very best!

Review from Linda F. - New Mexico
If you are looking for a house sitter you can trust who brings warmth, care, focused responsibilities to your home Jessica is that person. She not only treats my home with loving care, she is affectionate toward my cat and sends me photos, leaving my home as nicely as when I left or better. If she is not sure about something she will text me and keep in contact lightly for updates.

I highly recommend Jessica for she is trustworthy and my mind is at peace when she is here.

Reviews (3)
Jessica is an extremely conscientious house sitter. She followed our instructions, stayed in touch with us, and took perfect care of our pets (two dogs, a cat, aquarium fish and pond fish), house, yard, pool and pond. She went well beyond what you might expect from a house sitter, adjusting to our schedule when it changed for medical reasons, taking one of our dogs to the vet, caring for her and giving her multiple medications, showing her support and devotion in multiple ways. The house was ... MORE
 
MARIANNE ( Georgia, May 2022 - 3 months + 1 week)
Thank you, Marianne! Con todo corazon.
Jessica is top-notch! She kept the house spotless and the garden watered. I have nothing but praise for her reliability and conscientiousness. She even went out of her way to ship something to me that I had forgotten. Above and beyond! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, and I will convince you that Jessica and her harp are who you want caring for your home.
 
DONNA ( Georgia, Oct 2022 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you Donna & Craig! Hope to see you all again someday. Until then, take care and God bless. OXXO
Jessica was very attentive to the needs of our 4-year old rescue dog. She kept him on his regular schedule without any problem. Jessica also provided regular communication and photo updates, and participated on video calls as requested. Jessica's kind demeanor and love of pets made us feel comfortable while we were away and has earned both our trust and highest possible recommendation!
 
STEPHEN ( Ohio, Aug 2021 - 3 months + 1 week)
 
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