My husband and I own 10 acres by Morphy Lake State Park, a stone-throw away from national forest, in Mora County, NM. We live and work for now in a Buddhist hermitage in Big Sur, CA, and are looking for someone to be a sitter for our land indefinitely. We built a yurt there and spent a winter with our children. We loved it, but could not earn money there: we are Waldorf teachers. The land has an acequia that runs year round: the lakes are right above us, so we get very clean water. We have a nice Jotul wood stove that worked very well for us. It is just beautiful there, peaceful, fertile. Our neighbor is a writer and journalist, and she is away half of the week. She might be able to pay someone to care for her cats, or barter. The road is very rough, though, so it takes someone with 4WD and some guts (like us- LOL) We do have a phone line up there, and satellite internet is possible. We took our solar panels and batteries with us because we were concerned they could be stolen. We have a couple of apple trees, oaks, aspens, pines, etc. Many medicinal herbs and edible mushrooms. I miss it!
Do you have any ideas for me? The sitters would just have to support themselves, but would get a free place and the opportunity to garden and experiment with permaculture as much as they want. I appreciate any thoughts, and I wish you the BEST with your projects!