A Domestic Couple | The Best Domestic Staffing Hire For Longevity

British American Household Staffing recommends hiring a domestic couple for a vacation home or large estate. A domestic couple will have a variety of combined skills that are useful for home and property maintenance. Examples are housekeeping, cooking, laundry, organizing, landscaping and handyman duties. A domestic couple will usually act as chauffeurs for the family and guests when they are in residence.

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A Domestic Couple | The Best Domestic Staffing Hire For Longevity

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Why Hire A Domestic Couple? What Are The Advantages? British American Discusses The Benefits of A Domestic Couple Hire

Do you have a second or third home you need maintaining? The question many multiple home owners ask me is "what is the best domestic staffing hire for my vacation home?".  The best choice is to hire a domestic couple.  Why is hiring a domestic couple a better choice than a single housekeeper or butler? Or better than a houseman or single estate manager? A domestic couple is a long-term hire and usally settles into their job until the principals either sell the property or other life events that occur beyond the control of the domestic couple.  They are usually married with grown children and they are seeking a position to take them into retirement.  Once a domestic couple accepts a position, they often live on property or nearby and create a life for themselves in the area and they rarely leave the position for other opportunities.  

There are two types of domestic couples. Some are in charge of cleaning, laundry, stocking, cooking and serving.  Often this type of domestic couple is comprised of a housekeeper/cook and a houseman or maintenance man.  Both parties usually drive and they act as chauffeurs when the family or guests are in residence. This category of domestic couple are able to maintain a large home together.  This kind of domestic couple do all of the housekeeping, laundry, cooking, grounds man duties, they take care of the external and internal work needed in the home. The houseman or maintenance man will take care of the landscaping, any plumbing or HVAC issues, and he will be in charge of the structure of the home and he is able to keep the home maintained and safe, concentrating on the upkeep.  The housekeeper/cook will manage all cleaning and stocking and the housekeeper/cook will cater to parties, help prepare and serve meals in a formal or informal setting.  If there is a large dinner party, the housekeeper/cook will assist the chef for preparation and the housekeeper/cook with usually serve and have a strong background in formal serving.  When the family is in residence the domestic couple of this type will work many hours and keep all aspects of a busy home running.  Laundry, deep cleaning, party preparation, shopping, stocking, organizing, cooking and serving.  The houseman usually acts as a chauffer as well. Both parties are able to drive the family and any guests if this is needed.

The other category of domestic couple is an estate management couple.  They typically work in larger estates overseeing staff.  They do not deep clean or serve but they will manage the staff in the home, oversee and manage schedules, organize the staff to prepare them for any extra guests and dinner parties, manage the financial aspect if needed.  One member of an estate couple will often be a chef and can prepare specialty meals for guests, family or just the principal.   An estate couple may have worked on a yacht together and they will want to settle down and retire on land.

To summarize, a domestic couple is an excellent hire for any vacation home or large estate anywhere in the world. They maintain the property on both a micro and macro level, depending which type of domestic couple is hired.  The likelihood of longevity is high.  They have often relocated to live on property for the job position and as they are usually a married couple, they tend to make the area and job their life. The domestic couple typically aim to retire in a job position where they are able to work together. If you have a home or estate you need managing, we highly recommend hiring a domestic couple for peace of mind. This is the ideal domestic staffing hire for a second or third property or large estate.

 

British American has an extensive roster of the best domestic couples in the domestic staffing industry.  If you are thinking of hiring household staff, maybe a butler or a housekeeper? An estate manager and chef? A houseman and housekeeper cook? British American can provide the finest domestic staff and domestic couples who are able to fulfil any roles you wish in the domestic staffing industry.  We have couples who are butlers and housekeepers, housekeepers and housemen, estate managers and chefs and more. As we have offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Beach we can staff any vacation home and estate, almost anywhere in the world. Contact us here to hire.


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