I just sent the following, flyer attached, to every goat lover with an email address online in New Mexico that I could find.
Hi, this is unusual, I know, but I'll ask. Do you have room on your property where I could just live in my house trailer? I'd need access to water, a bathroom, electricity and some way to hook up internet.
Otherwise, could I store my trailer there, and rent a room?
I have shelter for my animals.
Trailer is travel trailer, 30ftx maybe 7ft.
The main challenge is housing for my 3 small goats. The males are wethered, so no smells or aggression. I have 1 very small dog who hangs in the trailer. I also have 4 cats, but they prefer to be in the trailer or very close to it, outside. They are afraid of other people, so they won't bother you. All animals spayed/neutered except nanny goat.
If you include all utilities, plus free access to a bathroom (shared is fine), I can pay $350/month. If I need to pay my own internet, phone, etc., I'll ask to pay $250/month.
I have my own kitchen and can cook in here, too.
I'm very self sufficient. I don't play "space invaders" with housemates.
I'm quiet, stay to myself most of the time, work on the internet. I can provide references. My dependable income is limited to Social Security Disability Insurance, but rent always gets paid first. Other sources of income are freelance writing for periodicals, plus independent, community radio productions.
Goats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raXz-Ox7BDI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkOuqcBB05E
Substandard house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivrDcwnsQLc
I have been actively seeking secure, affordable housing for 17 months. There is none in New Mexico http://alibi.com/news/34690/The-Cost-of-Living.html
I am responsible for my animals; they depend on me.