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A Winter Wonderland in British Columbia, Canada

  • This house is in: Canada, 100Mile House
  • Period available: 5 months
  • Starts: 30 October 2016
  • Ends: 12 April 2017
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    4 DOGS 6 HENS

About this assignment

We are looking for a mature minded, outgoing couple to live in our separate, comfortable well-equipped guest house for the winter months. We have 4 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 are very simple this time of the year as there is no garden to care for.

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

Walking the dogs . feeding dogs

Collecting eggs, cleaning chicken coop

Watering a few indoor plants in the main house

Clearing the snow ( we have a heated snow plough truck ) from time to time.

We are also looking for a house sitter for 6 months during the Winter .

What are the good features of the property and location

The area offers hundreds of lakes for outstanding ice fishing. Hiking the extensive trails will bring you into breathtaking scenery. 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. 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.

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 if you wish to have the connection in the guest house. This is not a paid position . As this is a fairly large guest house , 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.

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