Our housesitting assignment at Eva’s nature retreat with Saeta (the old lady), Blau aeugle, Tiggy and Bella (the cats).

Our first housesitting job using Trustedhousesitters.com was in December 2016 in Tuscany, Italy, where we took care of one elderly dog and 3 elderly cats, plus a few stray cats from the neighbours. We were there for two months, and spent quite a bit of time with the owner, helping her out around the house and garden, keeping it clean while she was away, watering plants, cleaning windows, picking her up from the train station, giving her some computer lessons, sharing shopping and cooking duties, plus we built a web site for her.

Eucalypts in Tuscany

It’s not often you find an iconic tree from your homeland in another country on the other side of the planet. But today was one of those days. We could have been in Australia this afternoon as we visited Lago dell’Accesa in Tuscany, and came across a healthy grove of eucalypts.