Updated: Jan 7, 2021
Do you fantasize about spending your days in a remote cabin surrounded by nature? Is a 9-5 office job just not your thing and you would prefer to be working with your hands in an outdoor environment? Many people who share these feelings choose to be cabin caretakers, sometimes in remote areas where they are far from any nearby city.
This might sound like a dream come true, but being a cabin caretaker can also be challenging work! Often times, cabin owners will offer free lodging in exchange for the caretakers to help out with maintenance of the cabin and surrounding land. Sometimes the cabins are located on farms and orchards which need constant tending to, which would fall under the responsibilities of the caretaker.
Because life out in the wilderness can be at times inconvenient, water supply and electricity must be maintained. Things to take into consideration in these cabins are: boiling hot water for shower usage, maintaining solar panels if electricity is not available, and up keeping generators for backup electrical supply during winter months that lack sun. If there are animals that belong to the cabin owner such as chickens or livestock, these must be fed, cared for and tended to.
Many cabin caretakers have a savings of their own, or an income that they earn on the side through various ways. Because becoming a cabin caretaker requires one to be handy with tools and know how to “fix things”, many cabin caretakers work in fields such as welding, mechanics, and carpentry.
If you think life in the wilderness might get boring, just think of all the outdoor activities you can do while cabin caretaking: hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and just plain old resting and soaking up the scenery. The lifestyle of a cabin caretaker requires one to have a strong connection to nature, and a desire to be content without much social interaction.
If you are thinking of becoming a cabin caretaker, it is important that you bring with you necessary items that might be difficult to obtain in the raw nature. Because going to the nearest store can be a full day trip, make sure you stock up with each trip so that you have what you need for the forseeable future.
It is important to maintain your hygiene while living a rugged lifestyle that requires physical labor. To keep clean during your caretaking experience, load up on COMBAT WIPES before you head out. These environmentally friendly and 100% biodegradable wet wipes are perfect for wiping the sweat off your face after a day of hard work, or washing up before meals to save water. COMBAT WIPES are committed to preserving the beautiful nature that you love, and will maintain your hygiene during your once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experience. Enjoy!