We are looking for housesitters for about 8 weeks to care for our 5 acre rural property. Situated between Woodford and Kilcoy, about 1.5 hours from Brisbane City (1/2 hour west of Caboolture), it is a little bit of paradise. Housesitters would be required to feed and love 6 chickens (who repay with daily eggs) as well as water gardens, mow lawns (about 3 acres with rider mower + hand mow around the house) when required and vacuum the salt water pool from time to time. We will organise for the pool man to maintain it whilst we are away.
While the house is about 17 years old, we renovated it last year so the decor is fresh and lovely. It is really easy to maintain with tiles throughout apart from bedrooms which have vinyl timber look planks. There is a dishwasher too. We are on tank water which is not an issue as long as one is careful with it. We have bore water for the gardens.
Woodford and Kilcoy are about 10 minutes east and west from our house and are country towns that provide the essentials...groceries, butchers, chemists, bakeries, doctors, restaurants and cafes. There are some delightful drives into the country (eg Somerset Dam, Esk, Beerwah, Maleny) and the Sunshine Coast is about an hour away.