We are looking for a self-sufficient non smoking couple or two adults friends who are genuine cat lovers and enjoy gardening, as well as experienced in looking after several properties, to take care of our quiet ecological finca in Southern Spain for the three months from the 1 November 2020 to end of January 2021 – during which time we expect to remain fully closed for bookings this Winter.
* CATS: care of our lovely cats who will be staying in the same property including feeding them both morning and evening, offering plenty of love and affection and taking them to the vet/offering extra tlc if necessary.
* PROPERTIES: there are five holiday rental properties on the finca, including our original family home we offer to sitters – so they will all need to be checked every morning and evening, to ensure they remain secure, watertight, as well as aired and/or heated as required to keep fresh and dry, depending on the weather.
Some general maintenance will need to be carried out both inside the houses and gardens during the three months we are closed (mainly January), with a local person and third party providers eg tree surgeon, plumber etc for bigger projects and specialist work – but any DIY skills are always appreciated, while there may be some opportunity for paid work depending on experience (if interested but not required).
* GARDENS: general gardening work is also needed to keep the ecological grounds and private garden areas maintained and manageable, eg weeding, raking leaves, mowing, tying in climbers, cleaning yuccas etc.
A basic understanding of Spanish as well as an interest in country life and a car would be an ideal fit, due to our very quiet rural location with very limited public transport – while sitters are required to be on the finca most days and every night for our insurance. We can offer freeview European satellite tv, as well as good Wifi for those who want to work from home or stay in touch, but it is not the fast speed you will find in urban areas. However, there is great 3G and 4G mobile coverage.
If you are interested, please let us know!
Tanya y Sean