There is a Tasmanian friend of mine who is going to be away from Nov 29th 2010 to Jan 10th 2011 and she needs a house sitter. She is a keen gardener and needs someone to care for her pots and garden whilst staying in her home in Hobart.
The place is very central but peaceful, great views, north facing, 3 bedroom, new kitchen, big sunny deck, very pleasant home. The person would need to contribute for cost of power and gas, and a donation towards general expenses of household life would be much appreciated.
Hobart is beautiful, like Sydney in miniature.... all situated around bays, with views to die for. There are fishing punts for fresh seafood right at the end of the main street and 2 fabulous weekend markets. Gosh, if I didn't live in Tasmania already I would be taking up this opportunity as fast as a speeding bullet. It is amazing that she even has to ask.... most people in the world would grab this chance before the words got out of her mouth!
Summer in Hobart is beautiful. They call 30C "stinking hot" and anyway the sea breeze always comes by in the afternoon so life is extremely pleasant. There is plenty of sun and also (hopefully) some rain to keep things fresh. Local festivals abound... and the berries are a reason in themselves to want to come!
If you are thinking of Tasmania as a destination this summer, please contact me ASAP before the chance is lost. And, what is even more exciting to me, is that you and I can share some fun, some sun, some walks and some great food together as I am only 50 minutes from Hobart.
Have a look at where Hobart is on this map.