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Spanish mountainside Finca

  • This house is in: Spain, Atzeneta del maestrat
  • Period available: 4 months
  • Starts: 5 May 2016
  • Ends: 16 September 2016
  • Are there any pets to look after?

About this assignment

Reliable, trustworthy, animal lovers environmentally friendly, not frightened by a compost toilet.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Looking after three dogs, cats, Chickens, Making sure the generator if used has sufficient fuel and batteries are charged for use.

What are the good features of the property and location

Original stone built house, still under renovation, Sat in 15 acres, olive, almond, pine, fig, carob, oak and some fruit trees. Also a large part scrub with steep inclines.
A very quiet location 550 mtrs above sea level, 2k from a small village with 6 bar restaurants, serving good menu's for 9€ three courses inc wine, salad, bread, coffee. supermarket, bread shops, tobacconist, petrol station. The house has beautiful views of the valley and surrounding mountains.; Great walking and cycling, its now possible rent bikes in town with battery's and sat nav with tour of local bodegas and they do around 70k in a go.

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

Conscious of water usage. At the moment only cold water to kitchen tap. Hot water for shower, there is a compost toilet that has to be emptied into the compost area. [Its not so bad].
Be able o lift and change gas bottle for fridge cooker and shower.
Need to have own transport, Possible use of my car.
Parts of the house are still a little basic couple untilled floors and un plastered ceilings, tho very cosy. Shower water tanks full. There will be a supply of font water which i use for drinking and cooking, i usually collect 100ltrs at a time. there will be 20ltr containers for washing up and drinking water for animals. there usually enough for two weeks, if refills needed a friend will bring them.

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