Thank you to Suzanne, who interviewed me about house and pet sitting on her informative and entertaining blog. To learn more about this lifestyle, pros and cons and some tidbits thrown in, please hop over to Global Housesitter x 2, and leave a comment if so inclined. I’ll see you there!
Introduction to the interview:
In my series “Interviews with Housesitters”, I will be introducing you to various people who live life differently via slow travel and housesitting.
Liesbet and I have been following each other for a while now, well, since I started getting involved with the Blogging Community. I have thoroughly enjoyed our interactions and have found Liesbet very informative, fun and a straight talker, a personality trait I find a breath of fresh air. Then if you are like me you start reading more about her travelling life you too will be inspired at what these two have achieved and enjoyed as a team.
Meet Liesbet and Mark
Liesbet was born and raised in Belgium but calls herself a world citizen.
Since being a teenager, her two passions have been travel and writing. That’s mainly what she has been doing since her graduation as a teacher, many years ago. Her explorations backpacking and camping led her to many parts of the world and into the arms of her American husband Mark.
With him, she continued her adventures by truck camper, sailboat, and camper van. The closest they’ve ever come to settling down is choosing a lifestyle of house and pet sitting in North America. She is in the process of writing a memoir about the last decade of her unconventional life. Her blog Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary reports on her writing journey, travels, housesits and expense reports.
What made you choose housesitting as a way of life?
After my husband, Mark, and I sailed full-time on our 35ft catamaran for eight years, while maintaining an income, we were pretty exhausted. We decided to sell the boat in Tahiti and return to the United States, we but didn’t want to settle.
Continue reading here.
Our summer update:
Mark and I are currently wrapping up our last week of being with family in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. On Monday, we go on a three day/two night Amtrak train ride back to Zesty in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Once there, after a deserving shower and a good night sleep, we will be ready for new adventures!