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House Sitting Ad #116615

 
Property facilities

WiFi, Washing machine, Room for caravan, BBQ, Pet(s) welcome, if compatible

Neighbourhood facilities

Nearby: Gym / Yoga, Parks, Beach, Fishing / Boating, Local shops, Supermarket

Garden / Lawn Care

Yes

Join to Reply Cowell, SA

Date: 5 Oct 2020 - 5 Jan 2021 (approx.)
Length: 92 days
Applications close 23 Sep 2020
Property Type Farm House
Animal Types Fish, Chicken(s)
Response rating:
Owner: kathryn
Posted in the last 30 days
Commencing soon

We own a 3 bedroom stone cottage on 112 acres facing Franklin Harbor,. We are off the grid with a small solar and battery system, and tank water, so no microwave, hairdryers, or luxurious long showers, but glorious sun and moon rises over the water and sunsets that take your breath away more than compensate in our opinion. We have uninterrupted views to the water to the front ( East) and to the hills to the west. 5 minutes down the road are amazing beaches that sometimes you have entirely to yourselves, and its a mecca for fishermen.
Cowell was voted one of Australia's top 5 free camp regions in Caravan and Camping magazine, so feel free to bring your boat, or park up your caravan.
We have satellite internet, and 240 power to the house but we carefully watch our consumption.
The house has a fenced garden to the front, and a shaded "paviliion" to the rear which is relatively bug and almost snake proof.
Our house sitters would preferably be a fit couple, with some troubleshooting and basic mechanical/farm know how. ( backup generator, pumps, basic on the run repairs. Some watering and weeding of the garden would be appreciated. You would be welcome to plant out the wicking beds
with your own vegies.
Brown snakes and dugites are common visitors, so vigilance is essential,
There is a bitumen road to our turn off, and its a 5 minute run into town to an IGA and 2 pubs, jetty, hospital and area school. 1 Hour to Whyalla, 1 1/2 hours to Port Lincoln, so a good base to explore the Eyre Pen.
We are going to be in WA for a minimum of 3 months but it may extend to 12, so it would suit a couple who would like to live a sea change/semi self suf/ off grid lifestyle before taking the plunge, or a retired couple from a larger property, looking for a country lifestyle without the hard work.
We have a 7y/o who we homeschool, so children are a possibility, but farm safety, obedience and close supervision must be your priority due to the open shed and workshop, potential hazards, and local wildlife. ( long pants and boots outside)

Pets & farm animals

We have chickens in a fox proof compound, and we keep the water troughs full for local wildlife. 2 goldfish in the house.

House Tasks

Monitoring and maintenance of house power system+ generators & pumps as required. Care of existing garden ( watering and weeding) and mowing/slashing of weeds around house if deemed necessary.

Property facilities

WiFi, Washing machine, Room for caravan, BBQ, Pet(s) welcome, if compatible

Neighbourhood facilities

Nearby: Gym / Yoga, Parks, Beach, Fishing / Boating, Local shops, Supermarket

Garden / Lawn Care

Yes

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