We are looking for a houseitter for 5 weeks beginning April 24th. There are some very light duties:
1. feeding the 2 cats once/day, and letting them out and in from time to time.
2. putting out feed and water for 20 chickens every few days, and letting the chickens out midday for the afternoon, and locking the gate when they go back in before dark.
The house is set in a very quiet bit of countryside, just 3 miles (5 km) from the beautiful sandy beaches of Mediterranean sea, and 50 km northeast of Barcelona. We are 3 km from the nearest village, with very few neighbours, and the house is virtually surrounded by the Mont Negre Natural Park which is a huge expanse of forest (10 miles wide and 15 miles long), full of trails and roads ideallic for walking or mountain biking.
It is 5 minutes from the beach, and just 15 minutes from the bottom of hte spectacular Costa Brava, a rocky and cliff-y coastline with many beautiful coves, that extends the last 80 miles up to the French border. It is just 1 hour to the top of Montseny, a 1700 meter mountain, and 2 hours to the Pyrenees, or into France.
We would ask for a contribution toward the utilities: which amounts to €250/month, and there is a small car the use of which would be negotiable.
This is an awesome time to come to Catalunya, the weather is warm, but not too hot, and there are not yet many tourists.
Ideally one housesitter for the 5 weeks, but shorter periods might be possible. There are 3 bedrooms; a double, a single and a twin.