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Quaint Vermont Cabin

United States, Dummerston, Vermont


  • Cat(s)
  • Chicken(s)


  • Period available: 5 days
  • Starts: 12 June 2019
  • Ends: 17 June 2019


They have 1 testimonial (view below)


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About this assignment

This sit is ideal for someone/a couple who can manage and feel confident in a slightly more rustic and rural setting. If you like nature, this is the perfect sit for you :)

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

2 cats, 4 ducks who live in their coop + run outside, and some ducklings + goslings who will be 3 weeks at the time of the sit and be in a brooder inside. The cats + outdoor ducks are very easy. The ducklings + goslings will require more frequent check-ins but are generally pretty easy and terribly cute!

There is also a garden to water. You can harvest whatever you like from the garden and eat eggs from our laying ducks :)

What are the good features of the property and location

We are located on an acre at the end of a dirt road, in the quiet and lush forests of Vermont. There is a spring-fed stream flowing through the property. The house is an a-frame (ish) cabin with one bedroom and a guest room. We have everything you could need.

The surrounding area is full of hiking, beautiful roads to drive on, and plenty of quaint towns and farms. Brattleboro is about 15 minutes away, there's a cute downtown with shops, breweries, restaurants, and an amazing farmers market + co-op. Keene, NH is about 40 minutes away, a lot of good restaurants and things to do there as well.

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

The house is a small and sweet cabin at the end of a nice dirt road in a lush forest. There is a stream crossing the property and some trails right from the house if you want to wander the woods. It's a peaceful place and you should have everything you need :)

Last updated: 17 May 2019

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Loveable pets, home, and people!

We spent a little over 2 weeks sitting Fern and Ben's happy collection of kittens, dogs, and ducks. Fern and Ben were lovely hosts and took care to make sure we had clear instructions, resources, and everything else we needed to feel welcome and comfortable in their home. The cabin is extremely cozy and easy to fall in love with! The snow and stove were easy to manage and the neighbors were all very kind. The kittens were cute little bundles of energy! Naturally they were a little rambunctious but had all the adorableness to match. We had a lot of fun playing and cuddling with them. Moro and Juni are beautiful, sweet dogs that are as fun as they are well-behaved. It's clear how much time, effort and love Fern and Ben have put into raising these dogs - and they are truly amazing! We totally fell in love with them. The ducks were also super cute, easy to take care of, and generous enough to give us eggs in the middle of winter! Overall, we highly recommend sitting for Fern and Ben. They are gracious, generous, fun and thoughtful people and we enjoyed their company very much. Brattleboro and Vermont is an awesome place to visit in the winter (or summer, we hear!). Lots of fun stuff to do and beautiful things to see; it's definitely worth the trip. We hope to see you two sometime again. Huge thank you for everything and best wishes!

Abigail, United States, 11 March, 2019

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  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions