We are looking for a mature minded, outgoing couple to live in our separate, comfortable , well-equipped guest house for at least 6 months while we are away on an extended trip. Ideally you should arrive middle to end of October and commit to leaving no earlier than April 10th.
Responsibilities required during the house sit
Watering a few indoor plants in the main house
Clearing the snow ( we have a heated snow plough truck ) when needed, also clearing snow from the decks on the main house and the guest house. Checking the main house with a quick dust and vacuum when needed , although the house will not be occupied during this time period..
We ask that you are on the property overnight.
As you can see this is a very easy, stress free house sit. Priority will be given to those who have experience living in a fairly remote area.
The area offers hundreds of lakes for outstanding ice fishing. Hiking the extensive trails will bring you into breathtaking scenery. You can try your hand at ice fishing on the lake directly in front of the guest house, 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. We have snow shoes and cross country skis for you to 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 antenna for your cell phone and satellite TV in both living room and bedroom.
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 You will need your own form of transportation if you wish to travel while you are here. Internet is at your own expense if you wish to have the connection in the guest house. This is not a paid position . You will be asked to contribute to the electric at approx. $100 per month.
We look forward to a detailed email telling us why you would like to be considered for this assignment. Our dates are flexible and we can try to fit into your time schedule as best we can. Ideally, if you can arrive by the end of October, we will spend time with you to teach you how to use the snow plough .