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House Sitter Reqd Clacton on Sea - Essex coast.

Feb 25, 2018
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Hi, I am just putting out feelers to see if anyone might be interested in house sitting near Clacton? we have a large hard standing parking area, adjacent to our front lawn, enclosed by brick wall, driveway gate etc. well back from the road. we also have another lawn with kids slide, swing etc.

we have our own motorhome plus we tend to spend quite a bit of time at our static in France throughout the year - around 4 months at least in 6/7 week stints, including late July until mid September.

as we have never done this before, what would we need to provide? I can sort out waste disposal inc wc waste and freshwater etc. I could even sort out electricity at a push for someone who didn't abuse it (we have solar panels so daytime electricity in the summer tends not to cost us anything!)

in exchange, we would be looking to have the front lawns cut and just keeping the front outside of the house not looking as though its been deserted LOL.

pets are not an issue so long as you clear up, we have our own large dog so the lawns (more like grassed areas than manicured lawn) are used to being used as a playground lol. the front garden is enclosed so your dog(s) could wander around unleashed, as ours does.

its a very rural area, we are surrounded by fields and about ten minutes from the beach, 5 mins from major supermarket . getting in and out from the property isn't an issue for us, we have a 6.5m van and can three (or more .) point turn in the parking area at the front of the house, though the drive itself is only about 3m wide, the parking area is prob 5-6m wide

if anyone wants to discuss further, drop me a pm and we can discuss, as I said earlier, we haven't done this before, but it might be a viable option??
 

Mr Chrysalis

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Hi, are you looking for someone to live in their Moho on your driveway, or to live in your house whilst you are away? I think you mean the former, but maybe mistaken. Would you expect the sitter to move away during the times you return or is there sufficient space for your Moho and theirs? Maybe an alternative for you would be to book in several different Funsters for a “free” weekend at Clacton whilst you are away (and they would cut the grass etc whilst they were there). I think it is a great idea. I think you May be luckier getting Funsters to stay for a weekend/week/fortnight in Clacton rather than the whole period, but it would take a bit more organising. I think most would be happy if you provided facilities for water, grey and black waste, electricity ( most would not abuse it) and a dustbin ( presumably local council would empty as usual). Is your driveway big enough to park a toad too?
 
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MisterB
Feb 25, 2018
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thanks for the response -

1 looking for someone to park and use their motorhome
2 more than enough room for our motorhome and a guest - we don't use ours all the time we go away, but we have a specific parking area for ours that wouldn't restrict others
3 really looking for someone to be here while we are not here, though a one night overlap wouldn't be a major issue I suppose and might help especially the night before we leave so we can explain things.
4 length of stay isn't an issue, 1 night or 10 nights lol though shorter stays would involve a bit more planning and if someone decided to stay longer it might impact others, so not sure how I would resolve that.
5 forgot to mention dustbin !! yes, its collected but only fortnightly - so we wouldn't want it to accumulate. we are in a rural area so rubbish left out attracts wildlife and vermin!
6 toad? if you mean a towed car, then yes, we had 18 vehicles parked on the drive and parking area when we had a family weekend camp on the front gardens !!
7 grass cuttings can be emptied onto a specific area (electric battery lawnmower and petrol with electric start lawnmower - we also have a ride on but that needs sorting out so unlikely to be available)

we are within a 15/20 min walk of a train station, with trains into London, so plenty to visit and do and for those who don't know the area, we are about 15 miles from constable country, 15 miles from Colchester (zoo, castle, roman sites) and 15 miles from Harwich ferry terminal
 
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MisterB
Feb 25, 2018
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Swift Bolero 680
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Very Little
We have just had a successful (for us and hopefully for our house sitter, the same) three weeks or so 'house sitter' !

it certainly gave us peace of mind while we were away - so a big thanks to ….. (you know who you are and I don't know whether you would like your name to be made public, so I wont !!)

Hopefully you will be available through the summer …..?
 
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MisterB
Feb 25, 2018
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Swift Bolero 680
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Very Little
If anyone is looking to spend a few weeks in August in exchange for grass cutting ... our last house sitter cant do this August, so its up for grabs up until early/mid september. Please read previous posts for details of location etc.
 

movan

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Looks an amazing chill out really. The dates sadly are no use to me and I would need to know I could start the lawn mower. . Love cutting lawns .. very therapeutic. What a lovely working holiday if you could call it working. I am envious of whoever is lucky enough to get the 'job'.
 
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MisterB
Feb 25, 2018
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Swift Bolero 680
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Very Little
Anyone looking to enjoy the Essex coast from now until mid September ... give me a shout ??
 
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