House sitting

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 07:34
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I have a quality house on a 35 acre property west of Cooroy (30 mins to Noosa).

I have an overseas trip planned for 23 June to 1 Sept.

I need housesitters for that period to look after my two poodles, feed the chooks and mow the house yard (not the paddocks), are there any takers who could provide references.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:10

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:10
Brian, have you tried the Aussie House Sitters site? Kevin
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Follow Up By: BJ - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:48

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 08:48
Thanks Kev, that looks a good site. I'll register and see what happens.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:20

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:20
Hi Brian,
Another tick for Aussie Housesitters. We have sourced a few sitters from the site and all have been wonderful. Like you we are on acres and have a few animals to look after. You only need to register if you are a sitter.
We put together an outline describing our home and what we want done while we are away and send that out to a number of potential sitters who appeal to us and who are available on the dates we need. You will find that you will probably get a number of knockbacks for various reasons, but we generally are left with a short list of 4 or 5 sitters. We then follow these up with a phone, or if possible Skype, interview before making our final decision.
We also have a folder at home with a basic housesitting agreement and instructions for animal care and so on. That way with everything in writing there is less opportunity for misunderstanding or oversight.

Cheers and good luck,

J and V
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Follow Up By: BJ - Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 19:14

Monday, Feb 04, 2013 at 19:14
Thanks John & Val, I have now registered and there seem to be some good people on there, so am proceeding the same way as you with a number of requests to sitters.
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