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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, ManawatÅ«-Whanganui, Northland, Taranaki, Waikato   South Island: Nelson / Marlborough  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 24May-10Jun | 22Jul-6Sep
  • On a house-sit right now

Experienced Home Sitters

48, Freelance Software Architect

43, Ex-business Manger / Web Designer

We are a happily married, mature and professional couple from Germany and Korea with permanent residency in New Zealand. Both non-smokers, clean, active, reliable and pet-loving.

We developed an established online business. This allows us to live location independent and to work from home in any place we like. House sitting is a perfect match for us. It enables us to travel, explore new places, meet many new 2 and 4 legged friends and experience different life styles. At the same time we can work on our business.

When entrusting your home to us, we'll do everything we can to ensure that your house, pets and garden are looked after in the best possible way. Because we work from home, your house and pets will never be left unattended.

We have already completed many successful house sits around the world and are experienced in looking after various animals, houses and big gardens.
We take our role extremely seriously and want home-owners to go away on holiday in full peace of mind.
As your trusted house sitters we feel really responsible for the properties and pets we look after.

We both love animals and nature most. Being fit, active and calm we can handle any house sitting tasks easily. You will also get regular updates from us with pictures of your house and pets.

Our background:

Mark (48) has grown up in a country house with many pets. His grandfather had a small farm with chickens, pigs, cats, dogs and a big vegetable garden. Mark has a masters degree in Philosophy and Computer Science.

Hyeshin (43) grew up in Seoul and she had two dogs when she was younger. Her grandparents also had a vegetable farm with many animals. Hyeshin has a bachelor degree in International Trade and Public Administration.

To become New Zealand residents we had to pass the most stringent skill, health and character checks. We are also happy to provide our most recent New Zealand police certificate on request.

References from our recent house sits:

From Phyl and Neil in Forfar:

Mark and Hyeshin were our first house-sitters and we couldn't have wished for lovelier people to look after our cat who has health problems. When they arrived they greeted us with hugs and we took to them straight away! We found them to be a warm, sensitive and generous couple who very quickly picked up on our cat's needs and did their utmost to make him comfortable. Mark and Hyeshin enquired about and made every effort to help with his diet , coaxed him to eat and drink, brushed him and played with him every day and reminded him that it's good to be sociable and not spend all day in the bedroom. He caught his first mouse in a long while during their stay! I would recommend Mark and Hyeshin completely to look after your pet; they obviously love and are familiar with animals. They also watered our large vegetable garden and our polytunnel . Mark fixed the garden hose system which came apart while we were away, and communicated with us regularly by text to let us know all was well. We arrived back from our holiday to a clean and tidy house and a warm welcome home and hugs from Mark and Hyeshin, who had made us a fantastic Korean veggie dinner. Our cat was completely relaxed and hardly acknowledged us . We would happily recommend Mark and Hyeshin as a responsible, honest, warm and caring couple who will treat your pet as their own and keep your home well maintained, clean and tidy. Our cat misses them and so do we; we hope we will remain friends and that they will visit us again in the future.

From Lesley and Andrew in Blanefield:

We couldn't have been more fortunate to have Mark and Hyesin as our very first house sitters. We were impressed by their on-line profile and, after speaking to them on Skype, we felt very reassured that they were the right decision for us. They kept in touch with us in the weeks leading up to the sit and asked lots of relevant questions.
We were going to Canada for 4 weeks and we'd asked them to look after our Cockapoo puppy, Rosie, and our guinea pig, Fluffy. They also agreed to cut the grass (no mean feat in our garden) and to water and feed the plants indoors and outside. We had also asked them to turn over our cars once a week.
They arrived the night before we went on holiday so we could show them around and talk through our pet's routines and the garden. They were very interested and clearly demonstrated experience of looking after animals. Mark took us to the airport (and collected us again). They sent us regular updates and photos of our Rosie and Fluffy. They were clearly bonding with them and we felt confident that they were in very good hands.
Importantly, they went above and beyond what we had expected of them. They bathed Rosie's eyes with salt water when they became sticky and they cut Fluffy's nails. They fixed the hand brake of my car which had seized. As previously mentioned, they gave us lifts to and from the airport and they made us a beautiful meal when we arrived back to the perfectly clean and tidy house.
We couldn't have asked for better house sitters and would be delighted if they were able to house-sit again for us in the future. I have no hesitation in highly recommending them.

From Rebecca and Richard in Wheathampstead:

Mark and Hyeshin are a lovely couple who looked after our animals very well while we were away. Our two dogs are large and lively and need quite a lot of exercise; Mark and Hyeshin took them on long walks every day and clearly showed them lots of affection. Our cat also seemed completely content when we returned. The house and garden were kept in good order and we were even treated to Mark's home made bread and brownies. Hyeshin prepared a delicious Korean meal for us on the day we got back...we felt really spoilt!
We would definitely recommend Mark and Hyeshin for housesitting and wish them luck with their adventures.
Rebecca and Richard

More references can be found at Trusted House Sitters

Reviews (4)
We can not thank Hyseshin and Mark enough for the amazing care they took of our dogs and our home for what turned out to be 5+ weeks due to Covid.. They are a lovely, trustworthy and genuine couple who cared for our property and our 2 dogs incredibly. Our home and gardens were immaculate - even the windows ;) the dogs were happy, healthy and extra fluffy upon our return plus the welcome home treats were the nicest touch. We could not recommend them enough to anybody considering having their ... MORE
LAUREN (Hahei North Island, Jul 2021 - 5 weeks)
No rating This was our first house sit and being on a lifestyle block lots of animals to care for. Mark and Hyeshin were beyond wonderful, amazing and brilliant. They are the most respectful, kind and caring people you could wish to have to look after your animals and house. They sent us updates of our animals and lots of beautiful photos, even won over a cat that family cant get near. We came back to find animals very happy and content and the house and grounds were immaculate. I can only highly ... MORE
SANDRA (Whakamarama North Island, Dec 2021 - 1 month 1 week)
Thank you so much for the stellar review Sandra. We absolutely loved looking after your beautiful home and miss all the animals, especially Lace, Buddy and Chuckles :)
If Mark & Hyeshin apply to be your house sitters, my advice is to snap them up immediately! They did a fantastic job looking after the animals (cats & cows) our extensive lawns and our house for a month. They kept us up to date with everything that was going on and no trouble was too much for them. It was lovely to come home to a house that was looked after and pets that were happy. They had even cooked a lovely meal & bread for us when we came home. Thanks Mark & Hyeshin!
LINDA (Nuhaka North Island, Oct 2021 - 4 weeks)
No rating A huge thank you to Mark and Hyeshin for a absolutely fantastic job you both did looking after the house and all our farm animals with ease for the 10 weeks we were away. We cannot speak highly enough of you both, they also had to deal with our chooks getting mites, which they dealt with easily, They also dealt with the power cuts and the storms that hit Clevedon with ease. Our house was left very clean and tidy, they cooked tea for our homecoming which we throughly enjoyed :-D But ... MORE
VERNA (Clevedon , Jan 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
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