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Looking for an uncommon getaway this summer that doesn’t break the bank?
Consider a caretaking position.
No—I don’t mean caretaking someONE (although that is an undeniably noble effort). I was actually talking about caretaking a place.
As it happens, prosperous property owners around the country are always on the lookout for reliable people to help keep their homes and ranches in working order while they’re away—and those homes and ranches are generally in stunning locations.
A website called Caretaker-jobs.com provides a forum where caretakers and property owners can make a match. Here are a few of the listings I found on a quick search:
Seasonal Ranch Help Needed for Housekeeping and Grounds keeping in Glacier Park, Montana.
Caretaker Hosts Needed for Rustic Mountain Lodge in Whitepine, Colorado.
Property and Farm Manager for Organic Farm and Garden in Priest River, Idaho.
Caretaker or Caretaker Couple in San Juan Islands, Washington.
Shall I twist your arm?
These kinds of positions make me nostalgic for my days in the Idaho backcountry … but I digress.