I do my best writing when I am away from home and so for several years I have been house/apartment-sitting and/or cat-sitting for friends and friends-of-friends. I have done this in Rockport (MA), L.A. (CA), Guilford (VT), London (UK) and other lovely spots. Some close friends have lent me their vacation homes – on the Cape or NH – when they are available. I am dependent on the kindness of property owners. Would you like to have me look after your home?
From my point of view, what I need to be truly productive are:
- A desk or table
- Good wireless
- Privacy (ie: empty apartment/house)
- Bathroom & Kitchen(ette)
- Between a week and a month
- A way to get around – at least to the grocery store (Hopefully, this will be within 200 miles of Boston, so I'll have my car. Otherwise I'll need public transportation or a bike or use of your car or...?)
- Neighbors close enough to hear me scream. I’m scared of being alone in the middle of the woods with no asphalt around.
I have just finished teaching and so my schedule is fairly flexible. From August, 2014 on, I am open to suggestions and recommendations. If you want references you can have plenty of them. I don't, by the way, have much experience with dogs.
Please keep me in mind.