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Experience Life on a Beautiful Ranch with Huskies for the month of September

  • This house is in: Canada, 100Mile House
  • Period available: 4 weeks
  • Starts: 1 September 2015
  • Ends: 30 September 2015
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    6 Siberian Huskies all living outside. 8 laying hens.

About this assignment

We are a married (60’s) couple originally from Germany and the UK. We live on a breathtaking 300+-acre ranch with our 6 Siberian Huskies, all of them live outside in a free run kennel, 1 small house dog and 8 chickens. There is a huge network of trails that can be used all year long. Hiking, Biking, Running, Snowshoeing, Cross Country skiing. The list goes on and on. We live a very peaceful lifestyle and enjoy traveling as often as possible when time allows. We are avid kayakers Our busy time is during late spring and early summer as we have a large organic vegetable garden and also honey bees.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

General Maintenance
Help with Cutting wood for the winter. ( Being a Lumberjack for a few hours)
Animal care
House Sitting/Pet Care

What are the good features of the property and location

We are looking for a reliable mature couple that are knowledgeable and feel comfortable living an idyllic life away from the rat race, have a passion for dogs and animals in general and possibly a bit of a green thumb although not really necessary.. You should be energetic and trustworthy and have some experience caring for a home. We are open to all nationalities. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering spending a longer period of time in Canada and experiencing a true Canadian lifestyle with a touch of European flair!

Our house is in a moderately remote area, in the interior of BC with lots of wildlife and is mainly for the outdoor enthusiast.

This house/animal sitting task will very likely appeal to people looking for a true Canadian experience who appreciate peaceful surroundings and seclusion.

You should have a good sense of responsibility and a mechanical aptitude in certain situations.

The main tasks are to help care for our dogs, clean kennels, feed twice a day,
socialize and walk them. (2 at a time) We also have 8 chickens. The coop will need to be cleaned, and eggs need be collected daily. We will ask you to help us bring in firewood for the winter months, cut the grass from time to time, weeding, and general maintenance on the property. This takes no more than 3hrs a day. Of course, when we are at home, we will share most of the tasks.

We are currently looking for a couple for the month of September. Arrival date is flexible. Our next sitters arrive on October 1st.

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

This is the best part:…..We offer a lovely bright guest house throughout your stay. It has a great deck that overlooks a private lake. There is a dock with the use of a canoe. We also have mountain bikes for you to use. . The guest house is equipped with all the requirements for the every day life. There is a good booster antenna so cell phone works . however Internet is not provided (Just needs to be connected with server) or you can purchase an Internet stick . Satellite TV. Washing machine and a large bedroom, living room, dining area and full kitchen. You will need to provide your own transportation as the next town in approx. 20 minutes drive, partly on a dirt road. The town of 100Mile House has everything you need. Supermarkets, Coffee shops and various stores. You are more than welcome to drive into town with us.

No smokers, no children and no pets.
Hydro (Electricity) is separate. Approx. cost under $100 per month. There is a cozy wood fire with a back up heater. There is also a fire pit for grilling outside.

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

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