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Pet/house sitter needed in Launceston, Australia

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  2023 
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  • Description

    Description

    House and Pet sitter needed in Launceston.
    From May 17 to May 31
    We have four dogs and two cats so you really need to love animals. We’d prefer if you stayed for at least a few days before we leave to get to know them.
    Probably best for a couple but if you think you can manage on your own, we’d be happy to hear from you.




    Garden, general cleaning and help around the house. Long term for the right person.

    We are looking for someone to maintain our garden, sometimes look after our pets and help keep our house clean. We provide a nice room in a lovely house (possibly self contained, depending on what room you choose) with your own TV with Netflix, Prime etc.
    Wifi and all utilities included.

    We have four very friendly dogs and being willing to clean up after them is a definite requirement. We are pretty messy with our various creative projects so the ability to clean up around our mess is important. Having initiative is also important so seeing what needs doing without having to ask us is a big plus.

    We are sisters, Ned and Leny. Our dogs are Amira (whippet/staghound), Hamilton (Tasmanian Smithfield), their puppy Stella and Mollie (border collie x). We also have Guy and Ghibli, cats who love a good cuddle.

    After many years in Queensland, the Blue Mountains and extensive overseas travel we moved to Tassie and we absolutely love it. We are both retired but most of our time is spent on various creative projects, house renovations or just reading etc...

    We live in a beautiful 1920's "arts & crafts" house 3km south of Launceston city centre. It is quite a big house with a lovely garden but we have trouble keeping up with the maintenance it requires and cleaning gets somewhat neglected.

    We also have a house (and a house truck) right in the centre of Campbell Town, a small historic town very conveniently located on the highway 67km from Launceston and 134 km from Hobart. We are a few doors down from the very picturesque 'Red Bridge' the oldest bridge on a highway in Australia.

    We often go to Campbell Town (45 mins drive away) to spend a few days finishing renovations, gardening and mowing the lawn. Also to give the dogs a good run around our paddock and a swim in the river. We always appreciate help there or someone to look after things in Launceston while we’re away.

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    We live in a house with a big yard, NOT A FARM, we don't have the authority to help you get your visa, sorry. 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ especially welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We also have a house (and a house truck) right in the centre of Campbell Town, a small historic town very conveniently located on the highway 67km from Launceston and 134 km from Hobart. We are a few doors down from the very picturesque 'Red Bridge' the oldest bridge on a highway in Australia.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone to clean our house, sometimes look after our pets and help maintain our garden. In return for 10 hours work per week, we provide a nice room in a lovely house (possibly self contained, depending on what room you choose) with your own TV with Netflix, Prime etc.

    Provide your own food but wifi and all utilities included.

    Cleaning

    flexible 10 hours per week, accommodation provided but food not included.

    We have several pets and we often foster cats or kittens so it is important to not mind cleaning up after them when required. We are pretty messy with our various creative projects so the ability to clean up around our mess is important. Having initiative is also important so seeing what needs doing without having to ask us is a big plus.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private room with free unlimited wifi in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is close to Launceston city centre and on the bus route. We probably will go sightseeing with you as we are new to Tassie and there are plenty of places we still haven't seen but we are happy to loan our car to you for sightseeing when we don't need it.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    2 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 748686186356

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