We are looking for a person or couple who would be willing to take great care of our 2 cats (10 and 13 yrs old) and house while we are away on a road trip this summer. The main responsibility is keeping the cats happy and healthy, but care of the house, yard and a nearby vegetable garden plot is also necessary. The house is about 35 miles west of Boston and so it is very convenient to many great activities (Boston, beaches, hiking and biking trails). It is also centrally located in New England and a 1-4 hour drive will get you to the mountains of VT, NH and Western MA, to NY city, and to the coast of Maine. Though close to the city, we live in a small town (2 stoplights) on 3 wooded acres. Our town does not have public transportation, so you would need to have your own car.
The house is equipped with internet/wifi, cable and apple TV, a pool table, attached garage, dishwasher, washer/dryer, a front and back porch for relaxing, but no AC (not usually necessary, though it can be hot and humid at times).
In addition to the cat and house responsibilities, we would like to find someone who would like to take over our “workshare” responsibilities at a local organic CSA (community supported agriculture) vegetable farm. We work 8 hours (total) every Sunday for a share of that week’s harvest. It is a great opportunity for someone who likes to work in the dirt for immediate, delicious and healthy rewards. It is also an opportunity to immerse yourself in a local community.
We would love to find responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking, drug-free cat lovers who would be willing to check in with us frequently via and/or text.
Thanks for your consideration!