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House in the foothills of Rockies in British Columbia

  • This house is in: Canada, Burton
  • Period available: 8 months
  • Starts: 25 September 2014
  • Ends: 15 June 2015
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    Two OUTDOOR cats. Regular feeding and friendly attention would be required.

About this assignment

Greetings,

We are looking for mature, experienced and very independent house sitter, preferably  a couple, to take care of our home.

Due to our location and the length of the house sitting term, we would give preference to house sitters already familiar and comfortable with rural living in Western Canada, experienced winter drivers (with their own vehicle), capable to take care of unexpected complications (if such need will arise).

We travel frequently and extensively, consequently we encourage you to:

* check the list of terms/dates for already scheduled assignments (at the bottom of the text)

* to contact us if interested to house sit our home in the future (please, include specifics as usual + your target dates)

 Please, absolutely no smokers, no children and no pets.

Sitters will be asked for references and ID.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

We have two cats (staying outside). Otherwise we have no animals or garden as we are surrounded by forest.

What are the good features of the property and location

Very private 20+ acres with creek and a lot of mature trees.  Just 3km to Arrow Lakes.

In our community there are no clubs, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, bowling/music halls or any other city life goodies.

This region attracts outdoor enthusiasts and community oriented people who value and enjoy rural living.

 

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

Our house is in rural area with a lot of wildlife, including bears. Closest town is 30 minutes North (Nakusp) and has all basic services. 

There is no public transport to speak of. Therefore the car is absolutely essential, 4x4 would be preferable. 

 

Our property is 520 meters above the seal level. Anyone considering house sitting must expect the snow and icy conditions at least until the end of March.

Plowing the driveway is arranged with local contractor on "as required" bases.

* There is no mobile phone service or radio signal in Burton area

* There is no TV in our household (satellite receiver could be installed if required)

* We have a DVD player, projector & screen 

* We have regular telephone land line

* Our Internet connection is via community wireless network, its performance is weather dependent and slow by comparison to "cable connection" speeds in urban areas, but sufficient for all basic tasks (e-mail, searches, posting pictures, etc.)

Regular high speed internet (cable) is in the community computer center (4km), which is open 5x/week for 3 hours, and is charging around 3.00$/hour.


We travel frequently and extensively, consequently we encourage you to:

* check the list of terms/dates for already scheduled assignments (below)

* to contact us if interested to house sit our home in the future (please, include specifics as usual + your target dates)



Following trip are already planed and we seek suitable house sitters for outlined time periods:

"South East Asia & EU" trip / approximately 8 months

* Our departure is planed for September 25th(+/-), 2014

* Our return is planed for June 15th(+/-), 2015

We are flexible when it comes to overlapping days before, during as well as after each listed the assignment.


====== Important additional information ======

As with all our house sitting terms:

* we collect info from all interested parties

* usually 3-4 months before the start of the term we make a selection

The preference will be given to:

* Canadians, couples, 45+

* .....with their own vehicle

* Very good health (as any health facilities in this area are extremely limited)

* Flexible calendar

* .... + standard limitations (no smoking, no pets, no kids, etc).


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Thank you.

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