8 Aug 2013

House sitters

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:21 pm on 8 August 2013

Shaun and Beth have no fixed abode and they like it that way. About two years ago, they chucked in their jobs in London for the life of nomads. They have a motorhome they affectionately call Giseppie for its green and red stripes, but mostly they live in other people's homes as housesitters. One week they may be looking after a farm with Clydesdales and longhorn cattle, the next they could be in a suburban home taking care of finicky cat in Oriental Bay. They are so popular as house sitters, they are often booked in six months in advance.