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Old 10-19-2005, 11:14 PM   #41
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Another thing I have found out is that some housesitters make housesitting a long term way of living "cheap", moving from assignment to assignment over many years. And all it costs them is utilities and the pain/nuisance of picking up your "10" boxes of personal stuff to move to the next housesitting assignment.
Yes, we know of people who do this for years at a time, and it works out for them very well. For instance, in places where there are many snowbirds, having a housesitter is a perfect way to have someone take care of your home and plants with little worry about security. In this way, there is no moving around from week to week, but rather, the stay is months long. Works out well for both sides. 8)

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Old 10-20-2005, 08:40 AM   #42
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:28 AM   #43
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For people interested in house-sitting, you might want to subscribe to Caretaker Gazette ( http://www.caretaker.org/ )
I bought a subscription for my in-laws, just before they retired. They liked the offers, but ultimately they decided to live a full time RV lifestyle.


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Old 10-25-2005, 10:52 PM   #44
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Reminds me of an old Korean proverb: " A dog isn't just for Christmas, with luck you'll have some left for a sandwich on Boxing day" Just kidding
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After health issues, pets have to be the #2 reason people can't travel. My kids check on the house regularly and tend to Whiskers. Uh oh we've been away longer than planned and the house is getting cold. What will we do?

A. Turn on the heat you cheap bastard.

B. Fuggataboutit, we'll be home in a couple weeks anyway.

C. Figure something out soon, since we'll be in the same fix when we head south in January.

D. Procrastinate and pretend alls well*
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After health issues, pets have to be the #2 reason people can't travel. My kids check on the house regularly and tend to Whiskers. Uh oh we've been away longer than planned and the house is getting cold. What will we do?

A. Turn on the heat you cheap bastard.

B. Fuggataboutit, we'll be home in a couple weeks anyway.

C. Figure something out soon, since we'll be in the same fix when we head south in January.

D. Procrastinate and pretend alls well*
Yeah the pets are a problem for sure. Yet another issue I did not fully
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:44 AM   #47
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We live in the Phoenix area and are hybrids as to being PT: We spend the summer months on the road and the winter months at home. About half and half, which makes sense given the seasons here. No problems so far. We have some favorite travel desitnations, so we are less open ended travelers and more repeat visitors to our travel targets, in that we study an area and make it a travel campaign for a few years.
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So John, what do you do with the many dogs when you go to Texas?

One of the reasons we bought the motorhome was for the dogs.
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