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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Farm Animals, Horse(s), Horse(s)
  • Yes
  • We've had cattle and sheep and cropped on small scale. Richard has worked on large scale cropping interest.

Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 28Mar-1Apr | 2Apr-10Apr | 1Jun-2Aug | 20Aug-14Sep 2024: 15Apr-23May | 14Sep-22Sep

Richard & Karen

61, Retired

62, Retired

We are a retired couple who are keen to experience more of our beautiful country.
Non smokers or drinkers (ocassional drink) and clean, tidy people who are trustworthy and respectful.
We have lived regionally for 35 years and have experience caring for cats, dogs, birds, horses, cattle, sheep, chooks, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish.
We have had large yards with big gardens so capable of mowing, watering and garden maintenance.
We've had swimming pools too so able to care for that too.
Your home and pets will be cared for as if they are our own.
We have a small pop top caravan (16ft).
If not staying in your home, we would need access to power, water, shower and toilet.
We love looking after people’s homes, farms, pets, gardens, pools….whatever is required.
We have met so many lovely people and experienced many different areas.
We look forward to house sitting your home.

Reviews (15)
Karen and Richard are the loveliest people and we felt so grateful to know our animals and home were in their care when we went away. We returned to happy animals and a home in pristine condition. We’d have these wonderful people back anytime.
EMMA (Beechworth VIC, Apr 2024 - 1 week 1 night)
Karen and Richard are absolutely amazing. Our house and pets couldn't have been in better hands. Their communication was fantastic and we loved the updates about our animals. Cannot recommend them enough:)
EMMA (Katunga VIC, Mar 2024 - 4 nights)
We would like to thank Karen and Richard for doing our house sit from November 2023 to the end of January 2024. Even after we were delayed in our return they had no problem in extending the house sit. When we arrived home the house was perfect and spotless. They looked after our garden and we came home to a thriving garden. Little touches like swept decks, vacuumed house, everything was perfect. We would be happy to have them do our next sit. We are very glad to have met them. ... MORE
TONY (Albany WA, Nov 2023 - 2 months)
Thank you for your kind words Tony and Jan. We are very glad to have crossed paths with you. It was our pleasure looking after your home. We wish you good health and happiness in the future. Kind regards Karen and Richard
Karen and Richard are a lovely couple. Our house, garden and chickens were looked after so well. It was so nice to come home to a well cared for property. Communication was excellent and they updated us while we were away. Thanks again Karen and Richard. Caroline & Ashley.
CAROLINE (Gelorup WA, Nov 2023 - 1 week)
Karen & Richard are amazing house sitters and I highly recommend them. Our dogs were very well cared for and extremely content when we arrived home. The house was tidier than when we left and they regularly communicated with us to keep us updated on the dogs (who didn't seem to miss us at all!). They even bought a few groceries before our return. A lovely, thoughtful and honest couple - thank you Karen & Richard!
KYLA (Bluff Point WA, Sep 2023 - 2 weeks 3 nights)
Karen and Richard are the most AMAZING house sitters you could ever have. They were so friendly reliable and dependable. She left the house in a much cleaner condition than I left it in! She very kindly deep cleaned my oven, cleaned the windows and scrubbed the shower for me. I was so grateful and overwhelmed at the effort they put into looking after my house. They are so wonderful and if you are lucky enough to get them as house sitters I'm sure you'll agree with me! Thank you so so much ... MORE
JAYNE (Port Kennedy WA, Jul 2023 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
Best house sitters you could ever have. Look after my animals like there own. Communicated with me with any concerns with my animals. Kept our house beautifully clean. Will have them back anytime. Highly recommend them
AMANDA (Moggill QLD, May 2023 - 6 days)
We feel so lucky to have met Karen and Richard and had them look after our home. They made us feel instantly comfortable, were incredibly easy to communicate with and took wonderful care of our home and animals (dogs, goats chickens). They even left our house and gardens cleaner than when we went away which was a lovely surprise. We wish them all the best for their travels and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable housesitter.
MELISSA (Glen Fergus NSW, Jan 2023 - 6 days)
Wow, these two beautiful people took absolute great care of our property, our place has never been so green and lush. We had them for one month and not once did I worry about home, the garden and my cats as I knew they were in safe hands. We connected with Karen and Richard from day one and wish we could keep them all to ourselves as our own personal sitters but realise they need to keep travel this beautiful country. They also house sat at my parents large farm for two weeks prior to our ... MORE
TRINA (Howlong NSW, Dec 2022 - 1 month 1 week)
Karen and Richard went above and beyond ensuring our fur babies, of which there are many, and our precious house, was well cared for. We are beyond grateful to them both for their compassion and dedication. The gardens and lawn looked amazing, my appliances were spick and span and Karen was even kind enough to ensure our sheets were clean and cosy for our return home late at night. House was even cleaner than when we left! Karen and Richard are both just the loveliest people and my family ... MORE
ELIZABETH (Pullenvale QLD, Jun 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
The most lovely people you could wish for. We felt so comfortable leaving our home and pets with them. We came home to such a clean home and we always knew we could communicate with them if we had any questions.
NEITISE (KARANA DOWNS QLD, Jun 2022 - 6 days)
No rating Karen and Richard are amazing! They are just lovely people and took wonderful care of my home and kitties. The house was cleaner than I left it! I would highly recommend them as prospective sitters.
SUSAN (Anstead QLD, Jun 2022 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Karen & Richard, cared for our "babies" (& home), Argee & Fifi in Apr/May 2022. We can highly recommend this lovely couple, as being caring & committed to looking after every aspect of home & pets. Our "babies" loved them immediately, and thrived during their stay, which is testament to the care given. Karen & Richard left the home in top condition which is very much appreciated. We love that they are ex-locals - and would have no hesitation in asking them to house-sit again. We wish ... MORE
DIANNE (BENALLA VIC, Apr 2022 - 2 weeks)
Karen and Richard sat our house on our property over a period of 4 weeks. They looked after a large garden and lawn as well as fed 13 dogs and looked after the pool. On return the place looked amazing- would highly recommend and hopefully they'll come back here again
SCOTT (Meandarra QLD, Jan 2022)
Karen and Richard were great and the house was perfect when we got home. Karen and Richard were very easy to talk to you and even got a photo of our fur babies looking very relaxed. We wouldn't even think twice about having them again. :-D
AMMIE (Eatons Hill QLD, Jan 2022 - 1 week)
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