Mike and I have tossed around the idea of having a college-ish age student move in to our guest bed and bath without any rent in exchange for a set # of hours of help with the kids each week and a household chore or two. We'll supply some meals, but basically it's free rent in exchange for childcare help and company. We thought about it before we adopted and decided to wait it out a bit. Now that we're home we realize that we CAN do this without help, but are still throwing this idea around. It's still very much in the discussion stages between Mike and I but I thought- why not ask around?
What do you see as the benefits, but more importantly what do you see as the disadvantages to doing this? Also, if you are local and know someone that might be interested, have them e-mail me and tell me about why they're interested. Like I said, still not sure we want to do this, but I'd like others' opinions. And of course, we will do lots of "checking up" and getting to know whoever it may be if we do because we want to make sure that our children are safe and well cared for.
Thanks for the input! If you'd rather e-mail me info than to comment feel free.