Mid 30’s couple.
International House Sitters.
Educators & carers, puppeteers & circus artists.
Home and pet lovers.
We are Ana and Sergio, we are the creators of the first and only one House Sitting course in Spanish language.
We are House Sitting lovers and belong to this great community that aims to share and expand this beautiful concept of solidarity towards a better society.
You can read our post about our House Sitting Lifestyle here and you can also see an interview here.
We have experience as house sitters in Spain, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
We are available to house sit anywhere and are very flexible on location and duration (short or long term) – although we usually prefer long term house sitting.
Originally from Spain, Ana was a teacher, apart from a puppeteer. Sergio was a carer, apart from a circus artist.
We are a married couple, 33 and 35, and have our own small apartment in Madrid.
In 2017, we started a project called “Puppetry and Circus: a trip around the world’s schools”.
We are visiting schools to develop our innovative method in teaching by using puppets and circus. So far, we have developed our investigation in Spain, Finland, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
If possible, we try to visit 1 or 2 schools in the area where we are house sitting at that moment to keep summing experiences to our investigation.
We usually have to work indoors and also online in our digital business, so we spend lots of time with the pets at home.
Nevertheless, if they are dogs, we are active and love walking them too as much as they need, despite of the weather. 😉
We love keeping active and walking dogs is an excellent way to add extra to our daily exercise routine.
We usually need an internet connection, although we are happy to purchase extra SIM data card if we need to, as long as there is good signal in the area.
We both have driving license and we can drive manual and automatic vehicles, with more than 10 years experience.
If you choose us as your house & pet sitters, you would also support a self funded investigation around the world, about an innovative methodology with puppets and circus!
For more information about us click here.
Why we want to house sit
House sitting is the key for our life style, combining different things we love.
First of all, we absolutely love the company of pets.
We love living in different parts of the world for small periods of time, while we develop our investigation around the world’s schools and try to bring something new and innovative to Global Education.
We truly believe in the values of a community and we believe in the power of communication and its influence in Education.
We love traveling slow in order to deep immerse in the place and local community and take care of the home we are lucky enough to be living in for that time.
We need to be home to keep editing videos, writing the project and of course practicing our skills! We do have a routine of morning exercises.
House sitting is now our life style and we embrace it as a great opportunity for us personally and professionally.
We also help ourselves financially by getting in touch with markets and events to perform around the area, which is a great way too to be involved locally.
We also love how house sitting makes the world a better place to live, based on trust and commitment.
We absolutely adore pets, and don’t have any preferences for cats, dogs, rabbits or lizards. We love them all!
Experience as Pet Sitters
In regards to our abilities as carers before house sitting internationally, Sergio has always have dogs at his parents’ home. Ana has experience with minding fish and rodents.
We haven’t had our own pets together in Spain, because we were living in a small apartment.
Nevertheless, we have experience with minding pets. We did it already several times in Madrid, Spain, with four different breeds (Mastiff, American Staffordshire mini, cross with Yorkshire and Creen Schnauzer, German Shepard) and a cat.
We minded those pets in difference circumstances, even being sick and injured (after complex surgeries) and the owners were extremely happy with us (you can check our reviews and external references below).
We have experience in giving medication to dogs, cats and reptiles.
We have also basic knowledge about farm animals and how to feed and mind horses, as we were living with a family of farmers and musicians in South East Australia.
As educators and carers too, we always prioritize the well being of who we are taking care of and we are flexible to adapt ourselves to whatever the situation demands.
Experience and skills as Home Sitters
We are also home lovers and very tidy, respectful and adaptable people so it is a treat and a joy to take good care of the place too, while we are living there.
It is almost a need to us to feel comfy and organized every day as it is part of our personality and we love keeping the place clean.
As house owners ourselves, we are fully aware of the responsibility it takes to maintain and take care of a home. Security and privacy is of utmost importance to us too.
In regards to our abilities as garden & pool maintenance, we have experience and love gardening and mowing.
Sergio has always had a pool and knows how to clean, test and add chemicals or natural products to maintain the pool.
We also learn quickly and are open to learn new skills that will make us better in our commitments and personally too.
We would easily adapt to different weather conditions and extreme environments as we have also traveled around the world in places like Africa or South America.
References of previous House Sits
We would happily put you in contact through email with our referees for further information.
House Sitting in New Zealand:
1- House & Pet sitting 2 greyhound dogs (one of them was ill):
2- House & Pet sitting one dog:
House Sitting in Australia:
1- House & Pet sitting a bearded dragon, an elderly cat and a fish pond:
2-House & Pet sitting two kitties. We had also Airbnb management responsibilities:
House Sitting in Spain:
1- House & Pet sitting 1 dog:
2- House & Pet sitting a dog (who just had a very serious surgery):
3- House & Pet sitting and elderly cat: