But you're not paying extra. You pay for your house when you're away on holiday, don't you? Small outlay. Besides, you probably would save in the longer term by not driving about for three months- save on petrol and wear on your car. The hens are free range in fields, the horse is also in a field. How much mucking out will they need? I have a dog; one dog needs as much walking as three. Really hard labour, this... Again, this is a half-hour commitment, tops. In a house in a beautiful part of the world, with a swimming pool, in springtime? See, this is where we really differ because if I didn't have to work, this would sound like bliss and I would consider myself well up on the deal. Anyway I won't bother any more, you clearly aren't the sort of person this would appeal to, but to damn the whole request as selfish only shows how little you would like to do it- it doesn't make you right. It's very subjective and it would seem that it would appeal to some, as the OP's friend has had positive responses already. I wouldn't assume that they're all drug dealers.