I am so grateful for this service. For the past eight years it has made our vagabond retirement years possible. Thanks to the wonderful people (the house sitters) we have gotten to know through this website we have been able to travel completely at ease about the care of our home, pets and garden.
I do my job of carefully considering and responding to each one who answers our ad, checking references and reviewing a clear contract, but each sitter has more than fulfilled what was expected of them. My neighbors who were initially horrified that we were traveling while "strangers" were left in our home have all become friends with our various sitters and now use the website themselves!
Thank you, thank you for this good idea and for keeping it going in such a responsive, organized way!.. Sid and Doni, WinteringGround, Grass Valley, Sacramento CA USA
All done! The chickens and I are having a blast with the new chicken house!
Chickens with a lake view!
We are in a wonderful "banana belt" region of the Sierra Foothills, situated 1/2 hour from Grass Valley, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, about one and a half hours from Sacramento and 3 hours from San Francisco. We overlook a large 800 acre lake fed by the South Fork of the Yuba River and we can promise you beautiful views and gentle lake breezes. We have a swimming pool but there is enough rain in the winter to make that more scenic than usable. A winter housesit is inviting for people who like to hike the trails on the ranch or visit nearby lakes,rivers and Gold Country towns and museums. Our up to date, easy to care for home is on a 200 acre property of rolling hills, oaks and pines. The charming little Gold Country towns of ...