Enjoy a semi-rural retreat on the edge of Melbourne
Melbourne city is such an interesting place. It is easily accessed from Hurstbridge where you can enjoy the bush setting.
A car is great in Melbourne but we are just a 5 minute walk down to the Hurstbridge train station, then ~ 1 hour journey to the CBD....
We would not normally choose to be away when the weather is so warm but we are part of a volunteer program that has vacancies these dates. Watering the garden will be a major part of this house sit. + More info
Our Home & Location
We are a short walk to the Hurstbridge station.
Our house is mud brick....
We have the friendliest neighbours.
You could easily live in the part of the house without worrying about stairs.
However, if stairs are an issue, this is not the place for you as the garden is on a slope.
We try to live sustainably. There is a wood fired slow combustion stove in the kitchen and we will make sure that there is plenty of wood. If you prefer not to use this stove there are standard alternatives for both cooking and heating. But at this time of year, the stove will not be needed.
There is no air conditioner. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Watering the garden will be very important. Our block is large and on a slope, so some degree of fitness and agility is needed.
Maybe a bit of weeding but only if you are interested....
Most arduous is our young kelpie cross, Bertie. He needs a long walk in the morning and then to have a ball thrown for him at various times during the day. Because he is used to our company and requires exercise throughout the day, this house-sit would best suit a couple.
He sleeps very soundly at night and spends part of the day occupying himself with a bone or ball.
There is a fence around the property as well as an enclosure with a kennel for him.
He might overwhelm you initially with his enthusiasm but he soon settles. He needs someone with a firm hand and a love of dogs. + More info
March 2019 | Jessica
April 2018 | Grace
October 2017 | Charlotte
August 2017 | Charlotte
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