short notice -- mid-January!

House Sitter Needed for Username: joa1313   


Posted or Updated: Nov 18,2018   Applications: 2

Corvallis,Oregon United States

View location map
Jan 17,2019
For 02-01-2019 | Short Term

The sitters we had lined up for January have just told us that they can't do the last couple of weeks, from January 17 or 18. Can you help?

Our house is on 5 acres just outside Corvallis, an appealing (approx. 50,000) university town in the Willamette Valley.

Corvallis is about 1.5 hours from the Oregon coast, Portland, and the Cascade Mountains. Even better -- we think -- is the outstanding extensive network of hiking and biking trails 10 minutes drive from our house in the forests owned by the OSU College of Forestry.

We have a small flock of chickens and ducks and geese, and we sell eggs to regular customers; a sitter would need to close the birds into their house in the evening, let them out in the morning; collect the eggs and put them into an outside fridge for customers to pick up; and make sure that the birds have food and water.

Our dog will also be here. She is an older border collie/retriever mix. She has been left with sitters before, and done well. She is used to walking in the woods once a day.

We recently acquired a cat. She is mostly outdoors but shows up a couple of times a day for food and affection.

We built our own house. Like most owner builders, we have not quite finished it -- some windows have no trim, there is a part of a wall by the stairs with no drywall. But most people think it's a great house. That said, if you are used to a suburban ranch house and a house cleaner, this is not the house for you. There is wifi and satellite TV. Downstairs is one big open space (plus mudroom, laundry room). There is a bedroom with a queen bed upstairs for the sitter(s), as well as two bathrooms, one up, one down. I can send photos of the house.

There is also a newer building (that was professionally built) with a shop, a music room, and an exercise room. There are two queen futon beds out there (but no bathroom). 

Obviously, it's not going to be as wonderful a place in January as in July, unless you work at home or just want to watch a lot of Netflix. We have ductless heating and a woodstove that we rarely use now.

Contact Home Owner

Please click on the register button below to register as a House Sitter, and receive your own confidential message system so you can contact Home owners
identified only by your chosen username (login name).


Contact Home Owner

, You must be a Full/Paid member to contact Homeowners. Please click button below to return to your members area, and activate your Full/Paid Membership. You may then Apply for Unlimited housesits for the next 12 months (Plus a Bonus Month.)


Close this window to continue browsing.

joa1313 is a Verified Supporter of Housecarers.

You have already saved this Housesit

Do you want this Housesit
stored in your Housesit Favorites list?


Save Housesit

Please click on the Register button below to Register as a House Sitter, for your own House Sitters Portal, so you Save Your Favourite Housesits like Home owners