3 large dogs, 2 birds, 1 corn snake, 2 rabbits, 3 tortise, lots of Koi, 2 quail, 13 chickens
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We are looking for an experienced house sitter to care for many pets and home from December 8th to Jan 2nd (we will be gone from Dec 10 to Jan 1) which is located 25 minutes outside of Barcelona in a quiet, small town. We have a 3 dogs, a parakeet, a green cheek conure, 2 rabbits, 3 turtles, 1 corn snake, many koi, 2 quail and 12 chickens who need your care.
As we are a family, we are open to families looking to home sit.
This housesit is not open to families with small children (under 7 and non-swimmers) because we have an unsecured pool and safety is a concern of ours.
The house sitter would have to feed and water all of the animals and walk the dogs. Other than that, just make sure that the house is well taken care of and secure.
The house is located in a small town 25 minutes by car from Barcelona, 30 minutes from the beach, 5 minutes from a supermarket, pharmacy and all of the conveniences. There is the possibility of a car if you have a valid drivers license and insurance. You have all of the tranquility of the country with all of the culture and fun of the city within reach.
The house is large and recently renovated with a natural pool, huge in-ground trampoline and exterior lounging space. It has lots of outside space, with a large garden and orchard. We also have great internet (600Mb fiber connection!) for those of you who work remotely.
I have arranged for the housesitter to arrive 2 days before we leave so that we can introduce you to all of the animals and go over their care.
We have a yurt in the garden with all the amenities and a separate bath OR the housesitter is welcome to stay in the main bedroom once we are gone.
Some Spanish would be good, but we have contacts that you can call if you need help that speak English.
Betsey, Francesc and their girls are the most welcoming family! The five weeks we spent in their beautiful home were filled with lots of tranquillity as well as adventures out exploring the countryside. Betsey was very prompt with communications and left great instructions for the care of the 6 chickens, neighbourhood cats and the houseplants. Alex told us everything we needed to know about caring for her beloved parakeet, Wendy. As they also work remotely the wifi and internet speed is exceptional! Our daughters aged 10 and 11 had a blast with all of the space, games and materials to play with and of course the natural pool to swim in. We also appreciated how environmentally conscious they are in regards to recycling, composting and always working towards being more sustainable. We felt fortunate to have a half day to spend with this fun and easy going family on both ends of our stay. They went above and beyond to pick us up from our AirBnB initially and take us to the train station upon their return. The house is located in a neighbourhood but has more of a feel of being in the country. The town is a 30 mins walk along a dry creek trail or roads and streets with a walk/bike path. Having the use of their car for groceries was very helpful and appreciated. We are grateful for having been connected with them through housesitting and now feel honoured to call them our friends.
We had the privilege of staying in Betsey and Francesc’s beautiful home to look after their chickens and cats. They made us feel so welcome and at ease and left us fully equipped with all we needed to know to take care of everything in their absence. We spent a delightful week learning more about the chickens and had great fun collecting the eggs and combined with the fresh lemons we picked from their trees I made a lovely lemon curd. We felt completely at home and enjoying our stay tremendously and the pool was a welcome respite from the heat. Betsey was always available at the end of a phone if needed and kept us up to date with their expected return time. We wouldn’t hesitate to house-sit for them again and hope the opportunity arises as sadly we’re already booked up when they are next away.
From our first contact I knew that this would be a wonderful house sit. Betsey, Francesc and the girls were very welcoming. Alex gave me excellent instructions for care of their birds. Whilst away, Betsey was easily contactable by Whats app for any queries. The house is gorgeous and in a very peaceful setting with stunning sunsets from the terrace. Barcelona is only a 35 minute train trip away and there are many more towns and villages to explore in the area. I highly recommend this house sit.
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