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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)

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29, Freelance Writer


I am an Irish 29-year-old who will be moving up to the north island just before Christmas. I arrived in New Zealand in January 2019 for a four-month trip and I'm still here!

I'm interested in housesitting as it seems like a much more sustainable way to travel. I like the idea of contributing to the local economy and getting a sense of an area from a temporary resident's perspective.

As much as I love getting out and about, I value my downtime immensely so your place would be occupied most of the time. I am very tidy, organised, and responsible. I don't drink/smoke.

One of the highlights from my time in New Zealand has been volunteering at an animal sanctuary near Dunedin. My main duties were: looking after 4 whippets, tucking 6 pigs into bed at night, and feeding a million chickens. However, I was often left in charge of the entire property when the owners went out of town. That included horses, sheep, and one very, very aggressive turkey. I enjoyed the responsibility and loved getting to know each animal's personality and routine.

Please get in touch if you think we'd be a good match!

Thanks for reading,

Reviews (2)
Amy stayed & cared for 2 cats & garden. Amy is a very friendly, chatty sitter who stayed over at our home the night prior to us leaving. I had every confidence that our home & cats would be in good hands. During our holiday we had regular photos & updates of the cats.Our home was spotless on our return. I would definitely recommend Amy as a competent house sitter
MARGARET (Waiuku North Island, Jan 2021 - 10 days)
Fantastic experience with this house sitter! She came in to meet Luna last minute to confirm if this house sitting job was the right fit for her. Excellent communication throughout the house sit and sent me photos of my cat Luna while I was away. And after leaving she let me know the cares she had sorted for Luna and which meatpacks she preferred (I'd resently changed her food and she wasn't impressed about it) Left the house very clean and tidy, even doing little things that she didn't ... MORE
AMBER (Brooklyn North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week)
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