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Platinum (36mths+)
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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Scotland: Highlands and Islands - Orkney Islands
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 31Jan-6Mar
  • On a house-sit right now

Happy nomads

41, English Teacher & Writer

35, Wildlife Conservation Ranger (Devon Wildlife Trust)

We are a couple who live a relatively nomadic lifestyle. We both teach English around the globe while taking care of people's pets and homes.

We signed up to Housesitters for the following reasons:

1. Despite our nomadic lifestyle, we are secret nesters who like to look after nests in lots of different places. Mark used to own his own property and perhaps secretly misses watering plants and doing some housework. Both he and Nate are foodies and love to have a nice kitchen to cook in.

2. We both love plants and animals... as perpetual nomads we really miss having pets of our own. Mark's cats now live with his ex and all the bunnies and rodents he had have long since passed on. We find ourselves checking on plants and animals that don't even belong to us. So your flowery or furry family members would be in safe hands.

3. We are extremely trustworthy, reliable and adaptable and seem to fit in wherever we are. In short, you won't find a happier, more considerate couple!

Over the last few years we've housesat for people in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, so please check out our endorsements from these places.

We also have a blog where you can read a little more about our unconventional lifestyle and pet-sitting adventures (contact us for the link)

NB: As teachers who work online, we need a good internet signal for reliable Skype calls during our sit, as well as a calm comfortable place to work from, so please bear this in mind if you request us to come and take care of your place and pets :-)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Reviews (17)
No rating Mark and Nate were absolutely fabulous sitters. We kept in contact before the stay. When we face timed I instantly liked them both. Both are very polite, professional, I made it clear that they would be working from home and be around the pets quite a bit. It was lovely to meet them on the day of arrival, and again I instantly felt at ease. Whilst away they regularly kept in contact and sent photos. I was able to enjoy my holiday and not worry one bit. It was clearly adored my little dogs. I ... MORE
DEBORAH (Cromford England, Oct 2018 - 7 days)
Mark and Nate were brilliant house and cat sitters! We had a great first meeting, and they very communicative throughout the sit. We came home to a spotless home and a very happy cat.
CATHERINE (Epsom North Island, Jan 2024 - 2 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Mark and Nate were great. We would not only have them again to sit for us we would have them to stay as friends. Mark and Nate were easy to communicate with, made sure they understood what was required and they would go above and beyond to make sure everything was done. Our dog Pip loved them and you could see that they loved looking after animals. We could not have asked for better. If you need a Petsitter and these guys are availble then you are in luck.
GUY (Kiripaka North Island, Jan 2024 - 1 week) From Kiwi House Sitters
We couldn't have wanted for better house sitters. I'd created a document containing all the ins and outs of our house, its quirks having lived in it for a number of years. They followed it very well, and improvised w/ common sense when required. They bonded wonderfully w/ our two cats and sent pictures regularly as requested. Everything was returned to how it was when we left it. They'd bought us some lovely flowers for our return. I knew from the video call I had w/ them they would be great, ... MORE
SUSAN (Mornington North Island, Dec 2023 - 2 weeks 6 nights) From Kiwi House Sitters
Mark and Nate came to sit for Juno and Gloria our two terriers. They kindly stepped in pretty much at the last minute when planned Housesitters were unable to come. They are busy people, working from home, so we greatly appreciated that they were prepared to make time for us and the terriers. From the first we got on well with Mark who met us via video link. Sadly, only a few days into our holiday of a lifetime Juno became unwell with an acute illness. Mark and Nate were brilliant at looking ... MORE
SHEILA (Portland England, Sep 2021 - 1 month planned.)
No rating Thank you, Mark and Nate, for your lovely review.! This was only our second housesitters, and once again a wonderful experience. mark and Nate helped us to have a really good communication prior to the sit .... From the zoom to the concerned updating on the 'Covid ping' issue! The cats adored them and we spent a hilarious couple of hours with them before they left..... the ping prevented us having dinner together the night before.... but look forward to next time... Mark and Nate are ... MORE
CAROLINE (Taunton England, Jun 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Mark and Nate were fantastic sitters and looked after hens, dogs and elderly (lame and housebound) cat with lots love and care. They were very friendly and confidence inspiring before their stay - before meeting them we felt the animals would be in good hands. Their stay wasn't without incident but they were calm and intelligent in their communcation with us - the boiler and the Aga broke down leaving them without cooking, hot water or any heating! With YouTube guidance Mark was able to ... MORE
ANGELA (Holne , Mar 2020 - 5 days)
A couple of premadonas..... I would definitely not have back at my house... I agreed they would pay electric and they refused using the cleanliness of my house as an excuse!! Then they got really nasty when I asked for half the electricity bill and I would pay the other half but then more message abuse.... really no need for this by a couple of dog sitters who stayed one month at my house for free caring for one easy dog. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
AMELIA (Croyde England, Feb 2020 - 4 weeks)
Amelia barely contacted us while she was away, leaving us to guess about important house hold questions like, where is the spare front door key? (because you snapped the only one on your way out!) We did agree to pay the electric we used beforehand, but, after: Cleaning the filthy state of ... MORE
Mark and Nate were super house sitters and looked after hens,cats and dog with great care and love. They paid attention to detail and took careful note of any instructions. They were very friendly and communicative keeping in touch by WhatsApp. We felt totally confident in leaving our house and animals in their care. We would be very happy to have them return again and would recommend them unreservedly.
MARTIN (Launceston England, Feb 2019 - 3 weeks)
Mark and Nate were our first housesitters and they guided us through a lot of the questions we had before confirming the sit. It was great to talk on Skype with them beforehand and made us feel very comfortable with the process. We continued to exchange messages on WhatsApp several times a week during the 2.5 months - some to do with the house, but often just social conversation. Their ideas for taking pictures of the mail and recordings of answer machine messages worked brilliantly. ... MORE
CATHY AND GRAHAM (Witherslack England, Nov 2018 - 2 months 3 weeks)
No rating Mark and Nate - so easy to communicate with, they relaxed into keeping our two characterful cats company with ease. They dealt with the heating system breakdown in the middle of the coldest part of the winter with calm understanding and accepted the alternatives of the log fire and electric radiators without any noticeable frustration although we are sure they must have been quite cold and just as annoyed as we were with the relatively new heating system! Everything was left clean and tidy ... MORE
SUSAN AND GRAEME (Much Wenlock England, Nov 2017 - 4.5 weeks)
No rating Mark and Nate looked after our menagerie of alpacas, goats, chickens and ducks for two weeks and all I can do is to recommend them wholeheartedly! They are such lovely people, we warmed to them instantly and felt utterly at ease leaving them in charge of our animals and home. It was lovely coming back to a super tidy house with dinner on the table. We do hope they'll housesit for us again as we couldn't imagine anyone better looking after our place and pets. Thank you both, you're ... MORE
TUULI (Woodbridge , Oct 2017)
No rating Mark and Nate were a breath of fresh air with whom we immediately felt at ease. Our 3 kitties received 5 * treatment and we were sent regular updates with videos and photos. Both Mark and Nate have led very interesting, if not rather bohemian, lifestyles, yet showed the greatest respect for our home, carried out our instructions to the letter and had Lily fall in love for the first time....still she mopes! They went beyond the call of duty! They arrived as catsitters and left as friends. ... MORE
BRENDA AND CAROLINE (Elderslie Scotland, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating We have just had an amazing experience with our first house sit! Thanks to Mark and Nate...who were kind and experienced in house sitting, the whole communication before, during and after was brilliant and made us feel very at ease! We got on straight away after meeting online on Skype. Our home was well looked after and clean and tidy when we got home today. Our doggies were calm and happy and our chickens had even hatched four chicks! The guniea pigs were clean and happy too! The guys had a ... MORE
LIZI (Sittingbourne England, Aug 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating We can't recommend Mark and Nate enough! They were fantastic house and pet sitters. The guys are friendly, warm and respectful. They took fantastic care of our dog Humphrey and our house was immaculate when we returned home. They kept us updated while we were away and sent us photos of Humphrey while we were away. If you are looking for friendly, responsible, respectful house sitters then you've found them :)
JODI (Golden Bay WA, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Mark and Nate were brilliant house sitters and great fun to get to know. We met the day before we left and briefed them on the house, dogs and our town before heading off for three weeks. They managed brilliantly with our three dogs and kept us informed of their progress during our time away. The house was left in great condition and everything was well looked after, no problems at all :) They even cooked us a very nice, if slightly hot curry for dinner when they first came to our house. I ... MORE
LUKE (Wairoa North Island, Nov 2016 - 1 week 2 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating We are new to recruiting house/pet sitters, so it was with some anxiety and trepidation that we embarked on finding suitable candidates. We were lucky enough to find the best! From the moment we met Mark and Nate via Skype we warmed to their kind, friendly and caring personalities. We immediately felt comfortable and confident with the idea that we could entrust them with our Harvey, precious 10yr old Labradoodle, and worldly possessions, for 6 weeks. They offered to arrive a couple of ... MORE
NIC & DENISE (Okato, Taranaki , Jun 2016) From Kiwi House Sitters
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