About Us

Laurie & Neil Stolmaker 2014
Before we began house sitting, as homeowners ourselves, we learned first hand the many tasks required in maintaining a home. We have entrusted our home and pets in the care of others on several occasions and we know that leaving your home with strangers can be a bit daunting.

We are excellent at adapting to new environments and enjoy learning about new places. Having lived in three different homes that we owned, we are able to tackle most any homeowner challenge! We have had a large swimming pool, cared for a fish pond, raised chickens and a bunny and dealt with a well, septic system and extensive grounds keeping in our recent home. We have always tended a flower and vegetable garden and we love to grow organic produce.

In our house sitting assignments, Neil has replaced an ionizer in a fish pond, reset electronic appliances after a power outage, changed halogen bulbs, reprogrammed a garage door opener, and reconfigured a well-water pump, to name a few.

We love dogs, have owned three and have enjoyed becoming friends with the beloved pets at a number of our house sits . We have also cared for chickens, ducks, fish, and some smaller animals, including a rabbit and a rat.

We are enthusiastic, friendly, and excel at communication. Previous clients have shared with us their appreciation for the time that we spent with them on the phone or Skype so that they could get to know us better and feel comfortable, and secure about choosing us. We are very responsible, well organized and thorough. We will be certain that we know everything that you expect from us when we house sit for you and make sure that we carry out all your instructions to the letter.

Some of Our Interests

Neil Laurie
cooking sculpture
snowboarding organic gardening
reading fiction cooking
gardening hiking in nature
hiking in nature travel
tennis reading
fishing interior design
boating snorkeling
technology beach combing
travel tennis
 snorkeling  watercolor painting
 DIY  making friends