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Pet sitting & House sitting job in Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley - Craig
Looking for an adventurous, outdoorsy, self-sufficient, industrious, mechanically- inclined person or couple to care for the animals and kitchen garden on an off-grid farm in a remote location for a period of 2-3 weeks. Applicant must be in good health, able to endure quiet and isolation as neighbors are distant, tolerate living conditions that are rustic without modern conveniences, can live without TV and 4G cell phone reception, be comfortable in nature and its unpredictability, as well as have a deep caring for all creatures great and small. Vehicle is a must, one that can ford shallow but wide creeks and rough roads. The animals: 40 noisy chickens, 10 friendly but disobedient pigs, 3 affectionate cats, and 2 livestock guardian puppies. The accommodation: 16' yurt or shipping container converted to a tiny home. NO conventional running water (will come from a hose or water tank), outdoor composting toilet, outdoor shower with hot water, solar power, wood heating only, comfortable but basic with bed, small kitchen, sitting area. It's like glamping and we find the back-to-nature aspect of this living rewarding. Applicant will need to feed and water the animals, collect eggs, let them out in the morning and in at night, check on animal health and well-being, ensure pens/enclosures are kept in good repair to prevent predator ingress, very basic tending of the small garden and mow the lawn, and maintain security of the property. This can be peaceful with the most work being done in the morning and at dusk, but does require the correct sort of person for this type of living. Nearest town with amenities is a 40 minute drive through winding mountain roads. Serious, qualified applicants only, please. This is the wilderness with all its usuals, like insects, snakes, rodents, wind and rain, heat and cold, etc. No small children, no smoking indoors.