We are housesitting a friend's home for 7 months.
A friend we met while stitching hearts.
Housesitting is one of the options we decided to "put out there" after a Summer trying to solve our financial pickle. Eventually we realised that we needed to stop trying to fix the problem and begin with a totally different intention. You can read about it here.
We discovered that what was possible is that we could change our family's "story" around money. The "story" that we were playing out was one Gunt and I are very familiar and comfortable with on many levels. It's the story that we were both brought up with but just not the story we want to pass onto our children.
So, we decided to play with taking control of the money we earn rather than the money feeling like it had control over us. To do this we needed to stanch the flow of it leaving us the moment it arrived.
Creative and personalised solutions are always so satisfying.
They have such a good fit.
We can take care of A's home and do some of the jobs that need fixing around her house while we can take a break from paying mortgage repayments.
No money changes hands. Instead services are exchanged, relationships are deepened and once again we find the community taking care of each other.
The web of connection grows and strengthens.