Roswell, New Mexico, United States

Host: Karen B.
Published March 22, 2020

General description

  • Main home
It's a hand-built two-story chalet on the outskirts of town. It offers peace and quiet, yet is a mere six miles from the center of town.

Needs and Animals

  • My property
  • Animals with specific needs
  • Many plants
  • Big garden
  • Vegetable patch
  • A cat
  • Farm animals
I need someone who can handle a farm-type environment. I have llamas, goats, chickens, ducks and cats, and, during the growing season, a large truck garden. The house sitter will be expected to care for the animals and plant, water, weed, and harvest the gardens.

You need to be comfortable around large and sometimes rambunctious animals, and able to follow directions as to feeding. I get my water from a windmill, so you need to be conscious about water use.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Airport
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping mall
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
It's a rural lifestyle with city amenities. The home is on five acres, but less than 15 minutes from the center of town. It's on a hill that offers spectacular views of the town, as well as amazing sunsets. It is a combination of desert/plains, so the soil requires some working, but there's a compost pile, greenhouse and numerous small garden plots.

Wifi in the home makes it ideal for anyone who works on line, and there is a landline as well.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 5 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Regional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
There is a full library with fiction as well as non-fiction and a large music library of LPs.

The home is heated by wood-burning stove. the water comes from a windmill and the home is cooled by ceiling fans.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
Roswell is a tourist town known for its alien museums, but there are numerous other attractions nearby (within 90 miles), including Bottomless Lakes State Park, Lincoln (Billy the Kid), Capitan (Smokey Bear), Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Monument.

Roswell, New Mexico, United States

Roswell, NM, USA


From Monday 2020

To Wednesday 2021

flexible dates

I left the US in January 2017 to escape the current US presidential administration. I’ve been living in India, and have had a very good caretaker for the last three years. However, he’s getting itchy feet, and I’d rather we part on amiable terms so figure it’s time to bring someone else in for what hopefully will be a final year. (Depending on what happens in November.)

I'd like someone ASAP who can at least stay through January 2021, but will be more than welcome to remain after I come back.



Karen B.

Registered since 12/03/2020

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