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MDN mentioned in new property caretaking article on the MSN Real Estate channel.

“They do it because they love living in a beautiful place rent-free, meeting new people or waking up where they work. We’re talking about caretakers, the people who look after someone else’s property while living there themselves. It might be an inn at “a tropical paradise” in Hawaii. Or an old ranch in Oklahoma rich with history. Or a historic marina in Oregon, where the caretakers live in a floating house.

How do caretakers land their jobs?

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Perhaps Janis Joplin said it best: Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. While there have always been people who, when handed a pile of lemons find a way to make lemonade, this recession is proving that we may indeed be a nation of lemonade-makers.

The unspoken motto: Make unemployment, “funemployment.”

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How six professionals are changing what they do — or how they do it — to get by in this economy.

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MDN featured in new MSN Money article, “How You Can Live Rent Free” as a caretaker, resident manager or workamper.

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Blogger Angelia Miller featured my stint at bullfighting school as a “Wildest Moment” post on her Diva Maverick Mavens site, dedicated to “a new breed of women who are feisty, non-conformists, adventure-seeking, adrenaline-high entrepreneurs. These women climb mountains, break world records, start businesses in foreign countries without a clue as to how to get started, own and operate high octane businesses, race yachts, motorcycles, and cars, skydive, deep sea dive, fly aircraft, fire-dance and etc. These women live a life of no excuses, full- throttle passion. They are the movers, dream-catchers and shakers among us. In their own words, you will read about the secrets that unlocked their successes and launched their businesses and their dreams…”

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MDN featured in new travel article on MSNBC on living the nomadic lifestyle.

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Lead travel feature on Annapolis Valley wine country for Women & Wine.

“An easy one-hour drive from Halifax, the scenic Annapolis Valley is on the verge of exploding as a Canadian wine destination, with many large vineyards already in existence. In addition, two new wineries opened in 2008 with expectations for more in the near future, which will help enhance the already burgeoning ‘wine trail.’ We toured three of these award-winning wineries during our trip to Annapolis Valley, which are sure to top any wine lovers’ future must-visit list.”

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