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, such as housekeeping, cooking, laundry, organizing, landscaping, and handyman duties.

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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?

Do you have a second or third home you need maintaining? The question many multiple-home owners ask 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 property is sold. 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 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. This category of domestic couple are able to maintain a large home together. 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 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 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, including laundry, deep cleaning, party preparation, shopping, stocking, organizing, cooking, and serving. The houseman may act 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 schedules, organize the staff, prepare for any extra guests and dinner parties, and 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 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 Household Staffing has an extensive roster of the best couples in the domestic staffing industry. We have couples who are butlers and housekeepers, housekeepers and housemen, estate managers, and chefs. 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.

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