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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 1Oct-9Oct | 22Oct-25Oct | 26Nov-6Dec | 13Dec-1Jan2022

Happy mature travellers

60, Massage therapist

54, Child home educator

Hey guys. We're a mature non-smoking English couple with joint NZ citizenship and weve lived in NZ for 15 years. We had our planned 3 year world trip interrupted by covid (we managed 6 months in Europe with some house sitting using another site) but we still have the travel bug so we're continuing our trip around NZ. We've had 3 months in winter 2020 up in Northland using another volunteer site then hung around Papamoa house sitting for friends for a couple of months then headed south with a sit in Waikanae (5weeks) over Xmas/Jan then 4 months in the South Island travelling around camping and several house sits.
We're now back on the North Island having just completed sits in Rotorua and in Waikanae (2nd visit at this property) in July then a week at The Mount then spent lockdown with friends in Ohauiti.
Because we planned on being away for 3 years we rented out our house in Papamoa and decided to leave the tenants in for the foreseeable future.
We have experience with dogs, cats, chickens and even some limited experience minding ducks, pigs, horses, goats and sheep.
We've been homeowners for 30 years so know all about looking after houses and taking care of any issues that might arise.
We're very conscientious and reliable and treat any property as our own and we're more than happy to give the furbabies all the loving they need.
We're open to short and longer stays if the dates work for us and wouldn't let anyone down once committed.
We have extensive references from another volunteer site we use that we can forward on request.
Cheers and thanks for looking.
Graeme and Bren ☺

Reviews (7)
Graeme and Bren were the ultimate best housesitters. I am ridiculously OCD so leaving my house and my fur babies in the hands of strangers was daunting. They were amazing with communication from the start so we were immediately relaxed. Came home to a BEAUTIFULLY clean house complete with bread and milk etc. Importantly the pets were so happy! Also, these guys were amazingly accommodating when we had to rush home due to covid, and change our days a few times, They were amazing!! Definitely ... MORE
KELLY (Mount Maunganui North Island, Aug 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
Graeme and Brenda were great. Easy to communicate with and very accommodating. They took great care of our cat Rupert and left the place in great condition when we got home. They were even incredibly thoughtful in leaving us a bottle of wine on our return. Thanks so much both.
MIKE (Springfield North Island, Jul 2021 - 10 days)
we are so grateful to Graeme & Brenda for looking after 'Free range Farm' at short notice so we could have a break. They kept us informed all along so we could relax and enjoy ourselves. arriving home we found everything sparkling clean & animals so well cared for. we would thoroughly reccomend them to anyone - they go beyond the call of duty in every way.
SHERYL (816 Boundary Road , May 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
We have had Graeme & Brenda looking after our pet Mara (a cockapoo) who is quite timid so we needed someone special. She was well cared for and walked twice a day. We had the odd photo sent and reports on how she was getting on. The communication was very good. They were here for 12 days and we arrived back to a beautifully tidy house and sheets all washed and hanging on the line. I would be very happy to have them back anytime and of course so would Mara. Thank you both so much.
MEGAN (Strowan , Mar 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
If you are lucky enough to have Graeme and Brenda sit your house, you will love it. This was my first time using a sitter and I approached it with a degree of trepidation. Leaving someone who you don't know in your home, feels a tad risky. My experience with Graeme and Brenda was nothing but positive. They kept in contact, befriended the cat ( a feat in itself), the house was spotless and in short everything was perfect. It was a great feeling coming home to that.In fact so great that I have ... MORE
GAYLE (Hope , Feb 2021 - 1 week)
Graeme and Brenda were everything we could ever hope for (and more) in house sitters. They cared for our house and pets (cats and chickens) as if they were their own. The house was immaculate when we returned. They kept in regular communication with us and sent us photos of our cats looking very happy! They did a lovely job of keeping our garden and grounds looking tidy, and even did jobs we hadn't got around too. Thank you both, for allowing us to take a break away knowing our place was in the ... MORE
JANICE (Reikorangi , Dec 2020 - 1 month 1 week)
House was beautifully cleaned on return, as was our dog. Great communication and a friendly approachable couple. No hesitation in recommending to others. Thanks heaps!
PETER (Hairini North Island, Oct 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
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