house sitters

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  1. motorhomelover

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    I am a motor home owner and would like to be a house sitter for any one who needs one
    i can stay in my own MH and look after things if your going away for a few weeks

    if you want more info please contact me

    i am not looking for payment for this service i would do it for the place to stay and EHU+ water plus to see new parts of the country

    (not a job advert so i think i am ok to post if not please let me know )
     
  2. Gooney

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    Sorry, look at your avatar, would you entrust your home to someone who looks like a gangster:RollEyes:
     
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  3. Hayleylulu

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    HE just cases the joint then sends me in with a list of goods that we can sell:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    looks like gangsters r us, calling card says " we are in your area tonight" :BigGrin:
     
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    It's a scam, he wants to hold a rave while you're away, then whatever ain't broke he gets Yosser to grab and fence........beggar that. :Rofl1:
     
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    but he would scare away other gangsters..so yes I would...
     
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  7. Gromett

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    Didn't even sign his real name to the post... Bet MHL will regret this post in time?:Rofl1::Wink:
     
  8. scotjimland

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    I think it is an idea worth exploring .. things to consider

    * You will need to check your MH insurance covers this sort of work ( even unpaid) and you may need third party liability insurance.

    * References from say a previous employer, JP , doctor etc

    * Registering with one of the house sitter agencies.. I think they require a CRB check (this is normally paid work)

    Most people looking for house sitters want you to live in the house.. but as I said .. worth exploring..
     
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    Lots of ex pats here are always looking for house and pet sitters. I've advertised today as I have to go over to the UK to collect my car. I've got a lift from near here to Southampton (had 4 offers--I thought I'd be lucky to get 1) but now I need someone to feed the animals and let the dogs out into the garden just for 2 days. Again, advertised on local forum and got a few people to call. It'd actually be easier to have someone who'd be in their motorhome because then I wouldn't have to show them where everything is/ how everything works/ put heaters on timers for them.

    PM me if you want any ideas for advertising (free) in France.
     
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    Yoo can com round to me house any time yoo want... jus com thru front door (key under matt)... I live in Bolton wiv me child bride Lynn (how i won her hart me and me mates will never no) and the guard dog (not too scary) Tilly... :Cool: :Cool:

    Me mates call me martin the man...

    ps.. me cash is in the been can on the top shelf...
     
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    We are always on the lookout for people to watch over our smallholding/CL in Ilfracombe whilst we are away, however no EHU I'm afraid as the site is in the countryside. Running a genny no problem thouugh as no neighbours. we generally have at least one 3 week holiday a year, maybe more if we have cover. So far we have been lucky.
     
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    How would six weeks in sunny (not Guaranteed) Wigan, grab you.Countryside location
    2 miles from town centre. Loads of nature walks on door step, in conservation area, very private Leeds Liverpool canal 300m up lane. normaly mid July to end of August.:thumb:

    regards
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    Crikey Martin, your spellings improving loads :thumb:
     
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  14. motorhomelover

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    HA HA HA I know me you do not i am a pussy cat really:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  15. motorhomelover

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    Thank you for your positive comments

    I am just a normal guy who has time on my hands
    I am known by many RV owners and have attended RV meets

    I do not say this is for every one
    I do not need to enter the house that is being looked after or hold keys or any thing like that

    I know there are companies doing this kind of work (not cheap)
    I hope to offer an alternative that has mutual benefits for both parties

    if i can get help with travel for some piece of mind it can be win win

    A stranger is only a stranger until you get to know them
    then they are friends


    kind regards

    Ian F
     
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  16. motorhomelover

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    Thank you for your reply

    I will keep it in mind

    for the time being i will see what is offered here in the UK
    as the costs to get to France are rather high form when i am
    North east UK
     
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    Thank you all for your comments both positive and not so flattering

    the pic was taken at the RVOC fancy dress at Oswestry 2010
    not a gangster ( a poor look a like Blues brothers) :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I have been on the forum for two years and known by many on here and the sister site RVOC

    I believe that not every thing should came down to money.
    what can benefit both parties can be much more than money
    hope to make some nice friendships along the way

    if any one has any real questions please PM me


    yours

    Ian F
     
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  18. scotjimland

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    I understand what you have in mind.. and once you get a few under your belt your name will hopefully get known around the forums.. referrals are the best kind of reference..

    I would still consider the third party liability insurance .. you will be on private property and if anything went wrong and the owners property damaged you would be held responsible.... worst case scenario, your RV goes up in flames and sets the house alight .. I doubt the RV insurance wouldn't cover it .. so worth investigating..

    The owners may also expect you to be 'on guard' 24/7 so maybe not much time for exploring the surrounding area .. so that would need to be established with the owners.

    You say you will do it for free .. that's admirable but is it it realistic bearing in mind the previous paragraph.. ?

    Just my thoughts.. good luck


    jim
     
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    What are you like at gardening
     
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  20. motorhomelover

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    not looking for work thanks

    just some where to stay for a few days/weeks to see new area`s
    meet new friends

    start with UK and see where it ends up
     
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