Housesitter for AZ Sky Island Solitude

House Sitter Needed for Housesit. Username: skyislands16

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Posted or Updated   Dec 26,2016

Location
SE Sky islands, Douglas
Cochise,Arizona United States

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Availability
Jul 16,2017
For 10-12-2017 | Medium Term

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We are looking for a housesitter for our rural SE Arizona home for approx. 2-3 months this summer. Our small, custom log home on 80 acres is in the Sky Islands of SE Arizona, and is managed as a wildlife preserve. Perfect for the person who enjoys peace, wildlife and solitude.  A bird watcher's paradise--140 species observed, so far!

Duties inc. watering plants and trees indoors and out, providing water for birds and wildlife (mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, gray fox,  javelina,  ring tailed cats and more), and any chores necessitated by monsoon floods, such as fixing fences and examining the premises for possible damage. Also picking up the mail at least once a week. Some fix-it skills might be handy. A neat and tidy single man or couple with no pets or children preferred. This situation is ideal for the artist, writer, meditator. If you are the person for this position, it could be a life-changing experience!

Electricity and a good well are on the property,there is no tele , TV, or Internet except what is available from your own device--a Verizon tower is on the mountain behind the house, so there is excellent service. A vehicle is provided for local use--our road requires a high clearance vehicle, but not usually  4 x 4.

Local attractions: wildlife, birds, tranquility. Douglas is 17 miles away, a Mexican border town with shopping and medical services. The old mining town of Bisbee is 40 miles away with interesting culture and arts. Tucson is about 140 miles and provides nearest air service. Phoenix is about 250 miles.  There is a small dirt airstrip on the property that is occasionally used by a local group. There is also a small rustic apartment separate from the house as well as a shop and hangar.

Our target dates are July 16-October 12, 2017. There is someone who could sit at the beginning and end, leaving August and September to be filled. However, if you are interested in the entire 3 month time, both we and he would be open to that option. We would really like to find a person(s) who would be able to stay the entire time for several years in a row as we anticipate traveling within a similar time frame in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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