House Sitting Opportunity.   Oleiros, Portugal

House Sitting in Oleiros, Portugal

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Location:   Oleiros, Portugal

Assignment Description:

We have a beautiful old stone house set on 5 acres of land in the centre of Portugal. We are looking for a mature, practical couple to take care of our small holding, 1 dogs, a cat and a few chickens. Our home has been modernised with items such as mains electricity, underfloor heating and hot running water. The operating systems however are all home made and thus it need a practical person to operate and run the house well. Water is pumped from a borehole, and the hot water is either solar or via a back boiler on a wood fired burner. A certain amount of grounds maintenance will be required throughout the winter. Our animals do require love and attention. The dog is a German Shepherd and has a lot of energy and needs daily walks. There is great forest tracks around the area, so walking is a pleasure. The cat, thinks she is a dog and will usually accompany the walks. The dog have a diet of cooked meat and rice, and vegetables from the garden, which will need to be cooked up from week to week. The chickens are easy and don't need a lot of attention. Our home is situated 5 min walk from the nearest village, and 15 min drive from the nearest town. Your own transport is essential.