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House sitting job in Northern Victoria
Northern Victoria - Macedon Ranges
We have a renovated farm cottage on the electricity grid with solar panels and battery. The house is set in a quiet area on 500 acres which is currently agisted to sheep so pets are not suitable to be so close to livestock.
The house has a modern north facing extension with hydronic heating powered by a woodfired slow combustion stove.
Basically we are looking for someone to keep an eye on the place while we are holidaying overseas and to water the gardens and many pot plants with bore water every second day and mow the lawn with a ride on mower if necessary.
We are 7 kms from the nearest general store and petroleum station and pub. The nearest town is 20 kms away with no public transport, so a vehicle is a necessity.
As already indicated the household hot water and heating runs off a wood fired slow combustion stove This requires regular monitoring and feeding with wood and involves daily carting of wood from the wood pile to the house. A cosy system but it requires 24 hour operation of the slow combustion stove for maximum efficiency.
Telstra mobile coverage is patchy and there is limited internet coverage through the NBN satellite.