The housesitter(s) I am looking for need(s) to be animal lovers, as I have 1 dog and two cats and 4 chickens. I would like the housesitters to take my -very young- dog Bear for a 30-45min walk each days. The housesitter also needs to be responsible and leave my house the way they find it. Water the plants (please don't overwater) and if possible mow the lawn please. My house gets heated by a woodburner, this is the only heating I have in the house. There will be plenty of firewood in the shed. I live on the outskirts of Turangi, 50km south of Taupo, close to the Tongariro river,(walking distance) so ideal for anglers. The lake and National Park are close too, the 'Tongariro Alpine Crossing' is one of the most popular one-day hikes. The Tokaanu Hotpools are only 5km away from my house, they are a lot cheaper than the ones in Rotorua, there is also a lovely thermal walk (free) behind the pools.
There is no public transport on Turangi; I have some bikes available to use.