This is a part of a series that began at http://gplus.to/vago
If you’re single (or double with no children), handy and responsible, pack lightly for your Earth-journey, and don’t feel a need for deep roots, consider becoming a professional caretaker. Breaking into this lifestyle takes some work (earning trust and reputation), but once you’ve got a few favorable references you might be surprised by the possibilities.
Many real estate management firms are well paid to care for rich people’s “extra” homes – places they may spend a week or less a year occupying, some who are overseas and may not get home for years! Having someone who leaves small footprints but who can keep everything in good repair while protecting the place against the damages inevitable in abandonment is a good deal for them. Some will even pay you to live there!
The next part of the series is at Vago’s Linked In