We're looking for a housesitter who primarily loves gardens and also enjoys cats. Our two cats, Yucca and Malloe, mostly take care of themselves, as they are inside/outside and have their own cat door. All that's really needed is to give them food and water, and of course lots of scritches and squeezes.
The most work needed is watering the gardens and all the baby trees I've planted. Watering the trees entails moving the water hose to a new tree every 20 minutes and I've planted so many, it will take you most of the day. You would probably need to water the trees only once, maybe twice during your stay. I also have several gardens that will need to be hand watered every few days, which might take an hour at a time. One bonus is that whatever fruits and veggies are ready in the garden are yours to eat!
Our home is a modest one story, three bedroom, with one bedroom devoted to my sewing work space, as I make my living as a seamstress. The main bedroom has a queen bed and my daughter's bedroom has a twin bed. We are very artsy and have an entire wall of craft supplies in the living room, along with lots of intriguing found natural artifacts displayed on shelves and dresser tops. Our house is not luxury by any means but it is clean and colorful and joyful and peaceful.
If you are looking to come to Austin then you already know about all the amazing stuff to do here. Downtown is 6 miles away, a 15 minute drive, and Barton Springs is 8 miles away, a 20 minute drive. The city bus direct to downtown picks up two blocks from our house. I've lived here in Austin for 22 years now, so I can give you all the insider tips and advice you'd like! Thank you!