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URGENT. House sitter for a Beautiful Modern Ranch in BC

  • This house is in: Canada, 100Mile House
  • Period available: 1 month
  • Starts: 1 March 2016
  • Ends: 30 April 2016
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    5 DOGS 4 HENS

About this assignment


We are looking for a mature, outgoing couple to live in our separate, comfortable well-equipped guest house from March for 2+ months. We have 5 dogs and 6 chickens that have a routine are stress-free and very easy going. The dogs all live in an enclosed park like kennel. Mornings, the dogs are fed, kennel cleaned, change water bowls. Even though we have a few senior dogs, there are no medications to be administered. Chickens are let out and eggs collected, inside of coop raked. The older dogs love to go for a short walk each day, the younger ones love to go longer and are great companions if you enjoy to hike the trails that surround our ranch. Early evening the dogs are fed again and social time is spent with them. The tasks will vary according to the time of year you are here.
It is a great feeling to have reliable and trustworthy people to look after our animals and property; therefore we are not looking for short-term sitters, as we enjoy traveling several times throughout the year.

When applying please state which time you wish to be here. We are also open to the couple staying for the full duration.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Gardening ( light work during spring and summer )
General Maintenance

Animal care
House Sitting/Pet Care

When we are on the ranch, you will be able to leave and travel .

What are the good features of the property and location

The area offers hundreds of lakes for outstanding fishing, we have a canoe as well as mountain bikes for you to use. Hiking the extensive trails will bring you into breathtaking scenery. There is an 18 and 9 hole golf course close by. Bird watching, wild berry picking and wildlife viewing to name just a few. Winter months, you can try your hand at ice fishing, skating, and snowshoeing. Downhill ski area and cross-country ski trails are all close by. The 300+ acre ranch is situated in the Interior of British Columbia in the heart of the Cariboo. The town closest to us is approx. 25 minute drive where you will find everything you need from grocery stores, coffee shops, small boutiques, medical clinics together with schools, library and various churches.

This house sitting task will vey likely appeal to people looking for a true Canadian experience who appreciate surroundings that is peaceful and secluded. We are open to all nationalities for anyone considering spending a longer period of time in this majestic country.

The large guest house is directly on the lake. There is a canoe and mountain bikes for your use. The guest house offers a lovely open plan kitchen, dining room and cozy living room with a wood stove. There is a large bedroom with plenty of cupboard space. There is a booster antena for your cell phone and satellite TV.

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

You should feel comfortable living in a fairly remote area; have a passion for animals, wildlife, and an outdoor enthusiast. A good sense of responsibility and a mechanical aptitude in certain situations.

This is a very easy house sit. You will have plenty of time to yourselves to explore this vast land. You will need your own form of transportation if you wish to travel while you are here. Internet is at your own expense. This is not a paid position and food is not provided.

We look forward to a detailed email telling us why you would like to be considered for this assignment. Thank you

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