I'm a freelance writer, mostly on health care delivery and international development; my wife teaches ESL and in summer tries to swim every day and paint. We have an 11-year-old daughter who doesn't get to enjoy a yard or much space of her own, living as we do in a small Cambridge apartment. We are interested in almost any kind of place for a week, two weeks, perhaps even a month, from early June onward, in North America or Europe. Would be great to be near the ocean or at least a good swimming pond. We can pay a little rent or we can housesit - especially for pets, which our daughter loves but, again, doesn't get to enjoy in our urban apartment life. Any leads?