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I seek a quiet, private rural rental outside of city. Although I prefer southeast Josephine County, west Jackson county may be an option. Ideally, I'd prefer to live in a rural location within 20 miles or so of Grants Pass in or near a smaller community such as Merlin, Murphy, Williams, etc.

After living almost four years in a shared rental with several others, the bank has foreclosed on my landlord and has posted a Notice to Vacate by early May. Because the bank has given notice, I am free to move as soon as I locate suitable housing. I’ve lived in rural parts of southeast Josephine county for almost twenty years and would like to stay in the area.

I am looking for a ground floor, one- or two-bedroom home up to about $775/mo, depending on the space and amenities included, and have a regular income. Although I like wood heat and good well water, I’m open to other options. However, I do need an inside kitchen and bathroom. No “smart” meter is a plus. Cell phone reception not necessary if a land line is available. I’ll also need internet accessibility.

Basically, I seek a sanctuary where I can focus on research and writing, without a lot of distractions (including noisy road traffic or lots of human activity, loud music, etc.) around me, so I prefer stand-alone housing without shared walls. Ultimately, I seek a longer term (at least a year or more) home. Although I'd prefer to just pay rent, without extra time requirements for work trades, etc. I might consider such an arrangement under some circumstances, such as an owner who lives out of the area and needs a caretaker.

I love natural surroundings, am quiet, respectful of others, appreciate the same from them, have no pets, don’t drink alcohol or smoke tobacco. I enjoy preparing healthy food (love East Indian) for myself, friends/potlucks and have quite a reputation for culinary expertise, including knowledge of medicinal qualities of foods, herbs, and spices, so a garden space to grow food/herbs would be a plus, but not required.

I may be open to a short-term, share, or house sitting situation with fewer amenities and considerably lower rent until I can transition into longer term housing.

For twelve years I’ve volunteered in a local elementary school SMART reading program and individually mentored kids, as well as facilitating a talking circle at the OYA youth prison in Grants Pass, so I have passed in-depth background checks and have no criminal record. After I find stable housing, I plan to resume volunteering.

Please reply with information about your rental, including general location. I can either respond to your email, or by phone if you include a name, a phone number, and best times to call. (I can receive but not send text messages.)

If you know of a rental available now or soon, that may be suitable, please let me know. If you're vacating such a place that will be up for rent soon, please let me know about it.

Thank you for responding, N. FireHeart

P.S. Photo is a mockup cover design for my current, nearly finished book.
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