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Housesitting In South America - Living In High End - Rent FREE Now that retirement living has come and the house finally sold, Abby and I were contemplating how we were gonna realize our dream of moving to mexico on just each of our monthly Social stability checks. A few years ago we all decided that stepping out of the cold weather as well as moving to a more civilized climate was a main concern for us. The the southern part of states were lower after we did the particular math and could identify that our fixed income would not be enough to keep up a comfortable life style. During one of our many holidays to Mexico the idea became obvious that will , with a much lower living costs and higher quality of life, we all needed to find a town to settle in. We'd narrowed the list to two areas where there was a significant ex-pat community: Puerto Vallarta and body of water Chapala. There were other areas worth considering, Manzanillo as well as San Miguel p Allende. Our close friends , who had previously retired to mexico , advised us to never buy a house anywhere until we had existed in the area for a while. They suggested that we book a furnished residence in each town to see how we would likely enjoy living presently there. Vacationing in a town and living in the idea are different experiences. We agreed that it has been the right way to go. Following investigation on the internet we all discovered that renting the furnished house for any short term(less than 6 months ) put the rents in the vacation rental category: extremely expensive ! Disappointment set in. Exactly how could we reside in a place for a while and acquire to know it without having breaking the bank? Once again peter and Julie, who had been living in Puerto Vallarta for 3 years acquired the answer to our predicament. It seems that many of the "snowbirds", ex-pat homeowners whom spent only perhaps the year in their vacation home, were embracing housesitters to care for their properties while way up north. They suggested that we find housesitting assignments in the distinct places we wanted to research. That would solve our problem. So off we went along to our favorite internet search engine looking for "housesitting in mexico ". We were surprised to learn what a big sector housesitting is having looked at all the webpages that will came up. There are a number of agencies marketing housesitting opportunities all over the world. We found one which specialized in mexico only and there we all found what we were seeking , a treasure trove regarding housesitting opportunities throughout Mexico. We registered so that we could contact some of the places we'd seen on their website. The site was simple to use and we put up each of our profile and a picture. After seeing photos as well as descriptions of the residences available it was clear that these were luxurious homes belonging to americans and Canadians. There are 2 houses inside San Miguel looking for a housesitter during the dates that we will be available. We got into contact with both and following numerous email exchanges we were made a package to housesit. This homeowner was going back to Canada for the summer time so we would only have 2 months to remain. Other than paying for the electric bill and leaving a small security down payment we would have no other expenses. Wow, what a offer ! A fully equipped luxurious home rent free of charge for 2 months. Indeed , we were responsible for applying water the garden and eating their outdoor kitten. We love kittens and cats. During those only two wonderful months exploring the area and taking pleasure in a taste of surviving in Mexico, our close friends from PV came to visit and stay in the guest house. They noticed that we were plummeting in love with San Miguel and urged us to try PV before you make a decision to buy. We went back to our web site and although there were many other housesit options throughout the Republic that were available at the end on this assignment non were in PV. The following available in PV what food was in 5 months. Must we go back to each of our home up north or take an additional housesit? This realm of housesitting, which had been recently completely unknown in order to us, is an exciting adventure. We were preference it a lot. Complete freedom to travel minus the financial burden. We applied for the job inside PV and after a few phone calls with the owners we were offered the position. The house is on the southside of town with a view with the ocean. We were fired up ! These last few weeks have been incredible. We all took 3 short-term assignments and got to understand Todo Santos, body of water Chapala and los angeles Manzanilla. We have grow to be friends with all of the home owners , ex-pats like yourself. Tomorrow we will get to PV. Now we have to live in Puerto Vallarta near our good friends. Pretty good for our initial year of retirement living thanks to housesitting.... Costa Rica hotels
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