Relaxing stay in a beauty house taking care of the garden and pets while you leave in the Tigre Delta

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description

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    Hi dear potential housesitter,

    We have a big house and garden in Tigre Delta, at 35 km from the city center of Buenos Aires. We are working in the city now and doing some studies, so we prefer someone else to live in the house especially during weekdays. We are looking for 1-2 persons to stay at our place. Live there and do the general maintenance. Check this is not a VOLUNTEER project in all the way.

    Due to the actual situation in Argentina since last December with high inflation, increase of 400% of fees on services like electricity, gas and water, we will request you to be carefully with the use of energy at home. Like plugging the thermotank for hot water only when you are going to use it. Replace the gas of kitchen or the stoves when is empty. In case you use the wood we have, do your effort to collect and cut + ó – same quantity, more people is coming after you and is fair everybody has the same advantages. If you prefer comfort and not be thinking on how much electricity or don`t want to collect wood and prefer not taking care of this we will ask your collaboration on this. We are not renting the house or making money of this. Unfortunately, this is the only way we can do it now so please think about which way you prefer.

    What we offer to you:

    A beautiful spot in the nature, on a river, where you can stay in this case without paying rent. You can just relax, read books, write, use internet (WI FI available), walk, kayak, play with the dog and cat, watch movies (we have some 500 on DVD), or whatever you like. The house has 2 levels, the ground floor is for the house sitters daily life and the first floor is for us (the owners) when we come to visit the house on some weekends.
    The only thing you have to pay is for your groceries, drinking water and heating reserve (paying or collecting wood for fire/buying gas for stoves).

    What we expect from you

    We are looking for a couple of people we fulfill the following conditions/profile:
    - Some level of basic/intermediate of Spanish to be able to communicate with the neighbors in case that`s necessary.
    - Like dogs and cats. Our dog Zuma is very friendly and easy going, you don´t need to walk them as she is free to run in the big garden all day, she only need to be pet. Our cat is very independent, sleeps out of the house and only need to have food once a day, she also likes be petted.
    - Persons hands-on mentality and being handy. The garden is of a fair size, and needs up keeping: mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, collecting the pecan nuts. –
    - Small repair jobs always occur. - know what to do if electricity goes off again for a day or so (we have a power generator equipment for this cases)
    Also, know how to handle high water. Flooding (water will rise statistically twice a year to enter the ground floor) - no need to go to town frequently. It takes 1 ½ hours to go the city Centre of Buenos Aires. Each trip on the boat to or from Tigre is 40 pesos (3 dollars).

    If you like this idea, feel free to ask all your doubts and be welcome to take care of our place.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    Depends a bit of the moment, but the standards are related to normal B&B jobs. If you have your own ideas, that is good as well often.

    General tasks:
    Mowing the lawn
    Collecting pecan nuts and raking the leaves
    Clean all the balcony and organize cats stuff there
    Bring garbage to the pier for collection service
    Clean the refrigerator from old food and normal dirty
    Cutting branch from the trees
    Cleaning toilets
    Sweep the kitchen & the living room
    Hanging and collecting clothes from the rope

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room with a double bed and a single bed for the volunteers, the boat room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To reach our place, you need to take a boat from Jilguero at the Tigre harbour, 2 blocks from Tigre train station. They leave Monday to Friday punctually at 07.45, 11.00, 12.30, 15.30, 17.00,18.30 and 21.00. in the weekends more frequently, like every 1,5 hour, with last one 18.30 Saturday and 19.00 Sunday. The boat take you in 15 min to the front of our orange house at Rio Carapachay 29. Costs is 35 pesos one way.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    25 hours maximum


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