Work as a Farm Caretaker, and Live Rent Free

If you've always wanted to farm, but aren't ready to buy a place of your own, learn the ropes as a farm caretaker. Best of all, you will live rent free!


  • farmhouse
    It's hard work taking care of a farm, but a great way to live rent-free doing what you love.
    PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ALMGREN

  • farmhouse

Are you ready to head for the country, but lack the $$ to buy or rent land? That was Dale and Sandy Deraps' situation exactly . . . until a friend suggested that theycaretake a farm.  

You've probably heard of house-sitting, or living in-and looking after—a residence while its owner is on vacation.

Well, farm caretaking is somewhat similar . . . except that, in the kind of cases I'm talking about, the owner is always away, so you don't have to worry about moving out in a couple of weeks or months. Plus, you get to see what farm life is all about—firsthand and close up—without having to invest thousands of dollars in your own "spread".

Sound like a good deal? We thought so, after a friend of ours explained the idea to us. At the time we had just spent weeks gumshoeing around the backwoods in search of low-rent rural housing (to no avail), we were ready to try anything . . . and caretaking sounded like just the answer.



So, at a cost of around $100, we placed the following ad in various newspapers and county journals over a two-month period:

We will protect and maintain your farm property for the privilege of living there. Caretaking includes safeguarding adjacent outbuildings, livestock, equipment, crops, woods, roads, fields, and water systems. No utilities needed except on-site water and stovewood privileges. Must be no more than two hours' driving time from St. Louis. Reply to Box__or call collect (314) 000-0000.

rustystov
5/4/2021 1:13:17 AM

SEEKING A POSITION FOR ROOM & BOARD Very experienced male,46 in all aspects of handyman, remodeling, fencing, farm work, grounds maintenance and more. References available. Love to work, take great pride in my work. Mechanic in diesel and gas vehicles and equipment, both gas and 2 stroke. Operate farm tractors, heavy equipment, and all the above. Have cared for all animals from horses, pigs, greyhound dogs, cattle, goats, and domestic. Green thumb in growing and manicuring ornamentals and produce. Certifications in, *First Responder, Medical; *Fork Lift; *Lawn and Ornamental; *Greener Industries; *Pesticides; *FEMA; *HUDD; *Electrical; *Business; *Dept. of Agriculture; *Environmental and *Health. I've managed/owned *Home Improvement, *Hospitality/Restaurant, *Marketing, *Retail You'll find it hard to find someone as experienced in the variety of different areas, who cares and has pride, organized and a full understanding of not just what to do, but why it needs done, the affects of it and the operational structure from bottom to top, along with P&L, yields, proactive, preventative, and continuity. You'll be exceedingly pleased. renewitbrevard@gmail.com 321-522-0804


bellavistain
5/3/2021 12:14:46 PM

We live on a small 10 acre farm. We have a camper available and need an older couple or handyman/person for general maintenance, gardening and landscaping and some household tasks that is willing to exchange site for 20 hrs per week. Other employment would be necessary for other essentials. This is a long term position must be able to pass thorough background check located in southeast Indiana. Contact: bellavistain@hotmail.com


mc
4/23/2021 11:44:58 AM

Near battle mountain Nevada I need someone to live on the land and feed the horses or keep track of them all and handle everything while I am away , you can live there for free in exchange and even keep a horse there Email me more about yourself A great opportunity Text at 8317533909 Snowstorm8005@gmail.com






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