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Solitude in the Sierra Foothills

United States, Sonora, California


  • Chicken(s)
  • Farm animal(s)


  • Period available: 3 weeks
  • Starts: 10 July 2019
  • Ends: 31 July 2019


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About this assignment

We are looking for a clean, responsible person to care for our chickens, a small flock of sheep, some turkeys, our home and garden.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Feeding chickens, turkeys and sheep, letting the sheep out in the morning and putting them back in at night, collecting eggs, watering a few outdoor plants, keeping an eye on the garden irrigation, light weeding of garden, maintaining a clean house.

What are the good features of the property and location

We are located in Sonora, CA. We are about 10 minutes from the closest grocery store, but our house feels very secluded. We're on five acres and have a beautiful view of the foothills from our deck. It's very quiet at our house and the night sky is dark enough to see the Milky Way on most nights. There are lots of local activities and we are close enough to make a day trip to Yosemite. Our house is newly remodeled and we have a nice, covered outdoor area to enjoy being outside in any weather.

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

We live on a gravel road, it's a good road, but your car will get dusty in the summer. We ask that people drive 10 mph or less to keep the road in good shape. We have an apartment over the garage that is rented to full-time tenants.

Although it can be hot here in the summer months, it is easy to escape to higher elevations for day trips, and it's the best time to visit the passes that are closed in the winter. Also, we have solar panels that generate all of the power for the house, so using the AC to keep yourself comfortable in encouraged!

Last updated: 7 May 2019

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We houseseat for Mckenzie and her family for about 2 weeks.Their house is very comfortable, very clean and has a beautiful deck with a view. We really enjoyed rural California. We were there in July/August and its very hot out there, maybe something to keep in mind when you want to explore around Sonora. We did take care for the chickens and garden what was very low maintenance. Mckenzie made an extensive amount of information available to us and she responded to our questions in a few hours. It was a very nice experience and recommend this family, their home and of course the chickens very highly!

Sanne, Netherlands, 23 August, 2018

  • Friendly
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions