I am still searching all over the internet and having little luck in finding anyone ( preferably a couple) to go up on my land up in Northern Arizona, and being "caretakers". The "qualifications" may be a bit MUCH for most, which I do understand.... NO ONE can "live off the land " up there..... A tent just won't cut it either. ( 1 guy said he could live under a tarp!) A 4wd veicle is a real must for up there as the snow and rain can create a disaster with the un-manitained "roads", as they are...which is: virtually non-existant. A wood stove is preferred, but they are a real hazard in a small travel trailer! Propane is fine, but you have to be able to have a stock or supply of it. Just as you'd need at least a couple cords of wood!IF and when you get snowbound or the roads are 12 inches of mud....no way to travel is a real bear....! Especially, since you have to haul in water for anything! Yes, it's not easy and I have so far had a large number of people contact me with all kinds of NEEDS. I cannot suppy them with a 4 bedroom home, with a fire place in each room! I can't by another 4wd vehicle, just to "LOSE IT" to some cretin. Most want NOT only for me to SUPPLY them with a vehicle, but a monthly stipend for gas and oil, and pay the insurance too! Some want their travel expenses pre-paid, in advance, and their car repair bills paid, their motel rooms paid, and cash for food along the trip..... There are some that REQUIRE at least $200 per week, per person ! Yikes! I even get local people saying they will come and be my caretaker, BUT the latest example was: they required I give them 5 acres of my land! 1 guy from Kalifornia just wanted some land to grow his "herbs"... Yeah, like I really need that crap! I only have 3 parcels for a total of some 6.7 acres, and I don't own it YET! I have to make those danged monthly payments! I offer them a free place to reside, pay nothing in rents, or taxes, and I will help them in anything I can...I'm paying $461.00 a month now in mortgage, and another $180.00 every 6 months in taxes! It's NOT ever enough. It seems that some in our society no longer wants to help themselves, they have become candidates for handouts! My "former" caretaker, took me to the cleaners! I am out $2800 in the repair of a 1988 Bronco, and another $5,000 in suppllies and equipment. Not to mention that he has "borrowed" and "lent' many of my supplies for himself and his newly found friends in the area! Propane, tanks, sheets of plywood, 2 x4 's, batteries, wiring, signs, fencing, posts, food, and the list is 2 pages in length so far! He has departed and purchased his "own" property ( well, actually his mommy and daddy did...after all, he is ONLY 49 years of age!) Sheesh! GIMMEES! The biggest part of being a "CARETAKER" is in the word all by itself! Apparently very few get the concept that requires that they are responsible to take care of the property... Now, that is NOT mowing or watering the lawn, not watching the kids or dogs, or trimming trees, etc. It's really simple. Let people know you are there and be visible enough to make them aware, that the place is not an easy target for burglary! But, no way many get the idea. They want to be paid high wages to go and sit and be fed and pampered. Some want a beer budget and of course cellular phone, internet, and satellite tv paid for them as well.... Weird. I let them know I will be coming up 2-3 times a month, bringing in supplies, and doing work, such as putting in fencing and so forth.... I offer to buy a 500 to 2500 gallon water tank and to have water delivered at my cost....Then they want me to put in a laundry, and a shower ( with HOT water of course!)....Not to mention the plumbing and pumps.... I get those that ONLY want FREE land ( I have to sign it over to them?) so they can build a sandbag home there, or better yet, a log cabin! I ask if they have a large truck, a large trailer, chainsaws, and able to be a lumberjack! Unless they are rich and can have the logs pre-cut and delivered...If they have that knid of money, they should go and buy their own lands! Sandbag homes... Great! Where are you going to get all the help to build it? I was told they could go into town and recruit local people to help for FREE! Yeah and I''ll buy into that one! Then, I am supposed to SUPPLY them with the sandbags, the barbed wire, and the rest of the materials.... All it would take is about 2 inches off the top of 2 acres of land! IF I had that kind of money, I'd build one for myself and move up there in a week or so! Too, you get those that can "easily build a rock home"....wait until they see the prices up there for rock, especially delivered, IF you can find a driver to risk his axles and tires doing it! At this point, I feel it's so much easier for me to save all my money, and when I have enough to move everything at once, make the move. It's bizarre! Just when you think you may actually find a person or better yet a couple, it seems that they have "special" needs.... Like a mother that needs her own room, and a nurse! SAY WHAT??? 1 man said he'd do it for the free firewood....my trees! He'd be willing to stay long enough to cut down every tree on my land and sell it for money! GEE, I'm so HONORED! Now, either all of these people have drunk the Kool-aid, taken the pills, or are mentally defective! Multiple choice perhaps?