"Adam and Lianne were fantastic. They cared for our chickens and rabbit. They were obviously concerned about our older dog who has separation and anxiety issues. They ensured she was cared for and felt happy with them, a great relief to us whilst on holiday. The house was spotless when we arrived home and they had even baked us some cookies. I highly recommend Lianne and Adam and with them caring for your home and pets you can relax and enjoy your holiday."
"This was our first house sitting experience so I was uneasy initially and did not know what to expect. Adam and Lianne gave us some peace of mind while we were gone. They were great. They took really good care of our pups. We were in constant contact with them via email and they offered to do a video link up to see the pups. Adam and Lianne are a great couple and put our minds to ease. I think our dogs miss them. Feel free to contact me as a reference either by phone or email. Thanks again guys! I hope you enjoy Australia!"
- Rob, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The following are some housesitting experiences we have had. We can provide contact information for references upon request.
Mount Barker, South Australia
10 weeks - April-June 2017
We took care of two lovely dogs, 12 & 13 years young. We maintained their normal routine of feeding, walking twice a day, bedtime routine, in addition to brushing them regularly and giving lots of love. We also took care of the beautiful garden -- watering during dry spells, raking the relentless (but beautiful!) Autumn leaves, maintaining the compost tumbler, harvesting tomato plants (and made preserves for the homeowners), and even planted some winter vegetables.
Roseville, Sydney, Australia
3 Days - February 2017
We spent the weekend in a large home in a northern Sydney suburb taking care of Sascha, this sweet Russian blue cat, and watering the plants.
Anne and I were very happy to have you look after our house and our lovely cat Sascha while we got away from Sydney for the weekend. We found you a very charming and interesting couple, but the important thing was that you did a first class job. You were both very willing and capable, and obviously have a natural affinity for animals. Sascha took an immediate liking to you. We returned to find the house in apple pie order and Sascha snug, smug and well fed. What more could we ask?
Wentworth Falls (Blue Mountains) New South Wales, Australia
10 Days - February 2017
We took care of a tiny 12-year-old Maltese Shitzu in a lovely home in the Blue Mountains. We fed and administered medications as per the owner's instructions.
"Thank you Adam and Lianne so much for looking after our home and pet in Wentworth Falls during our holiday, it made it possible for us to go away and have a worry free time knowing Misty (small dog) was lovingly cared for and our home was secure. We were pleased to come home to find everything as we had left it and Misty happy. When we first met you we were comfortable in the thought of having you house care for us and wouldn’t hesitate to welcome you back anytime in the future. The little things like remaking bed, washing linen, bathing Misty, picking up bark and branches just some of the things that made our coming home easy and not have to worry about doing those things ourselves. We would be happy for you to use this letter as a reference for future house sits and we would be pleased to expand on this letter to anyone seeking you to house care for them by phone or email. Many thanks again for your care and best wishes with your travelling."
Gladesville, New South Wales, Australia.
Six weeks December 2016 - January 2017
We took care of two cats who were shy at first, but warmed up to us quickly! We also looked after the rabbit daily, cleaned the pool, did some gardening, mowed the lawn, and trimmed bushes.
Petersham, (Inner West Sydney) New South Wales, Australia. 10 days in 2016
We stayed in a gorgeous century-old home in the innerwest taking care of four sweet cats (two outdoor, two indoor) and an adorable dog who thinks she's a cat. We also took care of the garden as per the host's request.
Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia. 8 days in 2016
We enjoyed one week in a suburban home caring for one big German Shepard puppy, two kind cats, and a cockatoo.
Sydney, Australia. 18 days in 2016.
Took care of two beautiful Huskies in an apartment in a suburb of Sydney. The lovely girls have a lot of energy, so we took them for walks four times a day. They got lots of attention from us!
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia. 7 days in 2016.
We spent a week in a suburban home in the Central Coast feeding the chickens and rabbit as well as taking care of a 12-year-old Border Collie, Jessie, who loves belly rubs and relaxing! Jessie had some anxiety at first, but after about two days, she warmed up to us and we got along great! Adam also did some lawn maintenance.
Mapleton, Queensland, Australia. 14 days in 2016.
We housesat in a large home in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. We took care of two spunky Papillion dogs, native birds, a possum, and fish as well as cleaning the pool. We came to really love these dogs and their contagious energy!
Catsitting, Gwangju, South Korea. 6 days in 2015.
[Lianne] I volunteered to take care of a cat for a few days while a fellow English teacher was out of town. While I couldn't have the cat in my own apartment, I rode my bike twice a day to feed and play with the lovable cat.
Jacksonville, Florida. 7 days in 2012.
[Lianne] My first housesitting experience was for one week in a large home in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. I took care of two golden retrievers and helped maintained the house - cleaning the inside, backyard, and pool. I subsequently babysat for the family several times.
[Lianne] I started babysitting when I was 14 years old and continued through high school and college as well as post-college. Since I often babysat for up to 8 hours, I maintained the house and took care of the pets in addition to childcare.
We are also avid CouchSurfers and hosts. (Adam has more than 40 references, Lianne, nearly 100!) We have enjoyed wonderful experiences with locals, staying in homes across America, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China via CouchSurfing, homestays, and an organic farmstay. Check out our respective CouchSurfing references below.