Northern New Mexico - Rural House Sit

House Sitter Needed for Housesit. Username: Camelguy


Posted or Updated   Aug 29,2014

Northern NM, Dixon
New Mexico United States

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Sep 13,2014
For 10 weeks | Medium Long Term

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I'm looking for a housesitter for my 115-yr-old old adobe home in rural Dixon, New Mexico from Sept 13, 2014, until Nov 25.

The house is 30 minutes from Taos, 1 hour from Santa Fe, 2 hours from Albuquerque. The place is simple and a little quirky but comfortable and unique. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a large living space and a kitchen. There is reliable DSL internet, but there is no laundry, no dishwasher, no microwave and no television. Heat is by wood stove, and the toilet is a composting toilet (it's inside the house, in the bathroom, there's just nothing to flush). It's in a tiny neighborhood at the end of a road, and from the house you can hike directly into the hills and into a river canyon. The town of Dixon (a 5 minute drive) has a great food co-op, library, and a very good local restaurant.

This area is super beautiful ā€“ and the autumn months are gorgeous. The location and the house are great for peace and quiet or for getting some creative work done (if you're the kind of person who need the action of a city, you'd go nuts out here). It's perfect for single people or couples. Please realize that the house and its little neighborhood are authentic northern New Mexico - it's not something out of a romantic Santa Fe fantasy ā€“ (it's actually better). It is completely safe, but it looks a little rough around the edges. The house is not luxurious, but it is cozy and has character. If you're prepared to deal with a few surprises, all the better - perhaps you'll have to trap a few mice (they tend to come in when it's cold); perhaps there will be some issue with the well/water system that might require some minor tending to (it's rare, but it could happen). By October / November, nights can get cold, so previous experience with a wood stove is a plus.

Iā€™m hoping to find someone who can help pay for utilities. It's okay with me if you bring a well-behaved dog.

Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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