A domestic couple is commonly hired to look after a seasonal or secondary property. Their responsibilities include (but may not be limited to): maintenance, cooking, serving, and driving. They are either given a separate cottage or provided a separated living area for the full year. Together a domestic couple can run one large home successfully and can often save the employer from needing to hire multiple staff.
Usually, one person in the domestic couple is responsible for cooking, laundry, menu planning, and fine wardrobe care. The other member of the couple can be responsible for maintaining the grounds, car repair, and internal repairs such as plumbing. An excellent couple will comprise of both members being strong housekeepers and cooks. Usually one or both of them drive and both can run errands.