Here is the problem, I am 65 heart problems diabites, wife is 51, we live on our 120 acres and want to stay here for life. Now I have no problem doing the work required, cutting the grass, raising the garden bushhogging, cutting wood all the usual jobs. I know at some time I will not be able to do these things. We have our home and next to it a studio/ summer kitchen with a bath that is plenty large enough to live in also our shop where we do woodworking which is a third building. So there is room for two families, one in the house and one living in the studio,. Houseis 1000 sq ft studio is 1600 sq ft. Plus we are thinking of building a cabin on the cliff 400 ft behind the house but have not started it yet. We have no family that wants to live on the farm but they would enjoy selling it and blowing the money. Now for the idea I have been playing around with in my mind ( yeah a dangerous place) What if we started looking for a family that wanted to live here in eschange for doing the yard work and gardening as we get to the point we can not, rent free with a contract that they could purchase the farm when we were no longer around. Details would have to be worked out but don't seem to be that big. Utilities have been constant for years these cost would be shared. Now am I being a complete nut or does this seem reasonable. Of course there would be meetings so the two parties could meet discuss things and see if we were compatable. The farm consist of about 80 acres wooded and 40 open. at this time we do not have live stock don't want to fool with it. We do organic gardening and raise most of our vegtables We have a lot of deer and game don't hunt much but have friends that do hunt and bring us a couple of deer each year. So that is where we get most of our meat. Creek across the back of the farm we own a half mile of it that is large enough to canoe except during the present drought. Two ponds one close to the house and one about a half mile away. Not a what I would call a working farm , probably could be but I just never wanted to try to make a living at it, more of a quite place away from the rest of the world. We are at the end of a county road ends at the house, mail comes to the box in front of the house no other houses on the road and we own all but one piece of land on the road. closest neighbor half a mile away. What do you think have you ever thought about or seen people do this.