I´ve been house/cat/dog/bird/guinea pig/rabbit/turtle/chicken-sitting for 2 1/2 years. This has given me the freedom to explore some of North America's best wilderness-see my new movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W56rffQHYVs
I've lived in Boulder 33 years and have great references. I've been pet-sitting twice for environmental lawyer Melinda Kassen's family and dog-sitting at the super-comfortable Net Zero Energy home of
Synergistic Building Technologies' Larry Kinney and Wyncia Clute. Awhile
back I stayed with longtime Boulder friend and Olympic Marathon
medalist Lorraine Moller and her builder husband Harlan Smith. I lived
twice in the '80s with Boulder's reknowned yoga master Richard Freeman. Many remember me as Evan from Heaven the not-so-tight-rope artist. More at my new website EvanRavitz.com
I always leave a place better than I entered it. I love animals and am
good with plants too. I don't usually charge unless you have more than one dog or there's some
difficulty like your place being far from town and you don't leave me a
car. (I sold mine 22 years ago and bike everywhere.)
I´d also consider other situations like:
I could be someone's personal trainer in trade for a room. I've
practiced yoga daily for 30 years, taught in Guatemala, and recently
completed Richard Freeman's month-long Teacher Intensive
http://yogaworkshop.com/richards_teaching/2010_ti.php I lead serious
backpacking trips http://evanravitz.com/paradise in Mexico's difficult
Copper Canyon. I've been going barefoot when possible since 1965 and
have climbed the Arapahoe Peaks and 1st Flatiron that way, among others.
I could also trade childcare. I've been teaching my friends' kids
yoga and tightrope-walking. I worked at Homestar Preschool
http://www.homestarcenter.org/ in Boulder 2004-5 and loved it. I'd be a good
"manny" especially for smart athletic kids. I know the hidden waterfalls & caves
around Boulder almost nobody else does. I tutored math while at Colorado
I could do elder or disabled care. I got a near-quadraplegic washed, dressed and fed every morning for a few of months back in the ´80s, until by force of
will he learned to do without me.
Do you have a shed or garage I could clean out? I'm good at organizing, selling and giving stuff away via Craigslist, etc. I did janitorial work for the Boulder International Hostel http://boulderinternationalhostel.com/ for a couple of years.
I've been earning my living for 3 years as a freelance editor
and am seeking more work. I've done a huge variety of things including computer programming, not-so-tight-rope artistry, photography, solar research, growing organic vegetables, tree trimming, wilderness guiding, moving and construction. More at http://evanravitz.com
I'll consider all offers. Please resend this to other Boulder folks. My email is evan (at) vote.org and phone is 303-923-5918
Thanks and have a great day.