Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture
The NYT featured an article about the caretaking lifestyle over the weekend. If you've got a little flexibility, an open mind and a willingness to get your hands dirty, it's really something to look into.
The article mentions a few of the sweeter deals: former corporate types who quit their jobs to caretake enormous estates and now spend their time diving in coral reefs, chopping down trees and writing novels; that sort of thing. But on a smaller scale, too, the caretaking option is really viable for most anyone sans small children or an oppressive mortgage.
I first learned about The Caretaker Gazette (which is featured in the article as a means of finding gigs) as a college student, and the connections I found after subscribing to this simple newsletter fueled a year of traipsing around Europe, living with warm and generous people, and having all kinds of adventures that I otherwise wouldn't have known about. The Gazette offers not only caretaking positions, but house-swaps; you can trade your SF flat for an apartment in Paris for a few weeks if you'd like; it's a pretty great little resource if you'd rather live like a local in a new city than feel like a traveler staying in hotels and eating in diners.
Read the NYT article; check out the website itself for details on subscribing. And then watch the world open up to you.