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House Sitter Needed for Username: RuralNirvana   


Posted or Updated   Mar 10,2018

Rural, Hamilton
Madison,New York United States

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Sep 25,2018
For 3 weeks | Short Term

Hello! While I am away, my beautiful old home, house plants, two dogs and two cats need tending to.

This is a perfect spot for travelers who love nature, writers/artists, runners and/or people seeking a retreat. I am literally in paradise- nestled by woods on three sides and a beautiful meadow in front of the house. It feels like being in the "middle of nowhere" yet I am only 4 miles from the closest town (Hamilton, NY).

Besides hanging out on the front porch and going for walks in the woods, there is also much to do in the surrounding area of Central NY. The Adirondacks are a few hours a way, Syracuse and Utica are an hour away for city happenings and there are amazing trails nearby.

Here is the work that needs to be done:

  • The houseplants need a weekly drink
  • Animal care: the dogs need a daily walk/run for at least an hour. The dogs and cats need feeding of course. The dogs have an enclosed yard in the back of the house, and their poo needs picking up every couple of days. I compost that too and the bin is in the backyard. The cat box needs checking daily but the cats prefer to go outside, so it rarely needs scooping. There are trails in the woods next to the house and a 5 mile loop of country road that offers great views of the countryside. 
  • I ask that you keep the house tidy which includes weekly vacuuming because of animal hair. 
  • The house is heated by a wood furnace and I will show you how to use that before I leave. You must be comfortable with wood stoves- starting a fire and able to load wood into the stove. The stove may need to be filled about once a day depending on the weather. 
  • I have garbage and recycling pick up but food scraps go in the compost pile. I do the pile compost method no maintenance is needed.

My parents ahd friends are in the area so if local assitance is needed, there is plenty of support closeby. Please contact me if you have any questions! I look forward to hearing from you. 

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