We are looking for a self-sufficient non smoking couple or two adults friends who are genuine cat lovers, enjoy basic gardening (even if it rains!), and experienced in keeping an eye on several properties, to take care of our quiet ecological finca in Southern Spain from early December 2020 until the end of January 2021.
* 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 - as well as taking them to the vet/offering extra tlc & medication if necessary.
* PROPERTIES: there are five holiday rental properties on the finca, including our original family home we offer to sitters – so any unoccupied property will need to be quickly checked every morning and evening, to ensure they remain secure, watertight, as well as occasionally aired and/or heated as required to keep fresh and dry, depending on the weather. (If we do get an occasional booking, this is managed by our cleaning company.)
- Some general maintenance will need to be carried out both inside the houses and gardens during these weeks, which will be carried out by local third party providers eg builder, plumber etc as well as tree surgeon etc for bigger projects and specialist work. Housesitters are not expected to do any of this work, but may need to let people in and out of the gates or accept deliveries when required.
* GARDENS: general basic gardening is also needed to keep the garden areas of the ecological finca maintained and manageable, eg weeding, raking/sweeping leaves, (possible mowing), cleaning and tying in climbers etc. The vast majority of the finca is left natural, while if we have any particular work eg tree pruning, checking irrigation etc, that it done by a local company.
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