I've read enough about renting to give me some doubts but I want to ask anyway. This summer my son will finish homeschooling and will begin college in Florida. I will need some help around here but am leary of sacrificing my privacy and /or inviting someone else's problems into my life. Hence I'm not sure yet, just asking questions. For one thing, my house isn't finished and everyone will lack privacy to an extent. For another thing, I'm off grid so life is not what many people are used to. No fridge, not to mention cooling... toting water is still a possibility when the water system messes up, etc. This house is a work in progress. Then there is the thing about loafers getting in an me having to hire a lawyer or call the sheriff's office, or someone lying and not knowing anything about anything and not being useful, or the deal going bad for both sides. The work I need may be specialized to some extent, fencing repair, some drywall work, installing interior doors, vinyl floor (maybe). I can also offer some hands on work with dairy goats, poultry, a dairy cow, and horses. The place is gorgeous, which is why I don't want to invite problems, but I realize it would be difficult for a lot of people to live this life and see the problems in who it might attract. Do I even want to invite someone in to my house? Any experience with this? I was thinking of putting a definite limit on the time, say one year or six months since I don't want a long term arrangement - just need help while the bigger projects are finished. Probably not an opton most people find agreeable. Should I just tough it out and go it alone and pay for work as I can?