“Kathleen, I have been avidly reading your e-mails for almost a year, and my husband and I think we’ll be able to make the move in the next year or two. There are so many interesting places that I would like to try a few countries before deciding on a permanent location but I can’t imagine trying to set up a household for a three- to six-month stay over and over again. Is there any forum to hook up with temporary rentals or, better yet, work a deal to maintain a home while the owner is away?”
–Pat E., United States
Great idea to try different places on for size before committing…and a “mid-term” rental would be a smart way to make that happen. Try VRBO.com for furnished rentals in the locations where you’re interested.