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Peace and Rest in Canada

The range of different houses that we get listed on Christian House Sitters is fantastic. We have had houses in cities, in the country, up mountains, next to lakes and in so many countries that I have personally lost count.

Here is an example. I chose this one as an example because it sounds like the sort of place Marilyn and I would love to go for a few months of rest and recharging our batteries. And it is available rent-free for a range of different dates.

If this is not what you are looking for then it is still worth joining as the list of available properties changes constantly.

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The following is an extract from the details given by this home owner

We live in a small community 100 km from the nearest town of Quesnel British Columbia. In summer the drive is about 1 hr, 15 minutes to town. The community consists of a First Nations reserve and several ranches and homes scattered through a large area surrounding it.

It is fairly isolated and in the midst of beautiful country with mountains, lakes and rivers and a lot of wildlife.

Our home is on 6 acres of property and consists of a 1000 sq ft log home with an upper half story.

There is also a shed and a mobile home on the property with a guest room, bathroom and kitchen.

The house is an open concept on the main floor with living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and bathroom with tub and shower combo. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a ‘hobby room’ with computer and craft table. There is one large bedroom with a queen bed and large windows overlooking the yard and forest beyond.

The two small bedrooms have a single bed each. Couches on the main floor also pull out to be two double beds and there is enough bedding for all the beds in the house.

With the bedrooms upstairs is also a small two piece bathroom.

There is a canoe available for use.  Two adult bicycles and one junior bike is available.

Our setting is perfect for someone who truly wants to relax and get away from it all. There are a few neighbours nearby, but only one house can be seen from our home. Very quiet! No cell phone service within an hour’s drive.

Our heat is by a wood stove, but it is normally not needed in the summer. We do have electric heat as a back up if it gets too cold, but it is expensive and usually unnecessary. The house stays very cool in hot days on the main floor. Log houses are great insulators.

Appliances available: electric stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer and various small kitchen appliances. We have satellite TV with a basic Canadian package – tons more channels than we ever watch, and satellite wireless internet covering the entire property.

To find out more about enjoying a rent-free vacation or having someone look after your home please visit our website and if you have any questions use the Contact page on the site



About housesitters

ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

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