My boss is looking for a housesitter for her place from Boxing Day till about 3rd January. She lives out in a place called Hallett which is near Burra and Clare in the mid north. She has horses, a couple of dogs, cats and some chooks - there are plenty of horsey people around who would lend a hand or advice if needed with those - and a gorgeous house. It's on the front page of this site http://hallettmidnorth.weebly.com/
If anyone is looking for a place to go for a Christmas break, that won't cost anything, and that would give them a taste of real country south Australia, drop me a PM and I'll put you in touch. It's about two hours drive from Adelaide. If you have pets of your own that you wanted to take, I'm sure that would probably be ok too, so a great opportunity for a bargain break.