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chris ( -
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 - 2:51 pm:   

I was a PCV in Thailand 25 years ago and, having just retired, am in the process of reapplying. I am single, no kids, and no siblings I would trust with management of my home while I'm gone for 2-3 years. I don't want to sell, most friends say hiring rental management will end up with the house getting treated pretty roughly, and I am concerned about costs and liability issues with just finding a young family at church to live there for next to nothing. Ideas that seem to be working?
matthew towne ( -
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 3:33 pm:   

We are just leaving our house in the care of our niece for the 2+ years that we will be gone. However, I am impressed with the networking available that we had 4 solid couples very willing to take over the house while we were gone. My suggestion is to network locally at businesses you frequent, organizations you are a part of and let folks know you are headed out and do they know anyone. Teachers, nurses and firefighters tend to not make much money and are looking for a 'leg up' hence will treat your property more gently.

if you like, you can email me for more details. [note the three t's in the middle.]
Matt Towne

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