Why I like Geocaches Placed at Homes
It’s unintended, but funny that my last post was about nano’s, which is probably the least popular cache container because today’s post is about caches placed at people’s homes, which seems to be fairly unpopular too And I personally like both nanos and caches placed at people’s homes.
I touched on this subject a little while back in a post titled “Geocaching Hiding Spots” but I wanted to talk a little more about it. I actually have a cache in a tree in my front yard and have had other caches on my property in the past. I like these caches both as the owner and as a seeker because you simply get to meet other cachers and sometimes make new friends.
Many people feel uncomfortable going on another person’s property but they really shouldn’t. The cache was put there by the person who lives there or by someone who knows about it and is fine with it. And if they aren’t fine with it that’s their problem. Permission has been granted via the cache listing and you’re not there to do anything buy sign a log sheet. I’ve found ALOT of these caches and I have never encountered this situation though!
I always make it a point to explain on the cache page that they will not be greeted by any angry people and they are always welcomed to find the cache during the day time. I also make it very clear with BIG LETTERS that night caching is not allowed and I’ve never had an issue with night cachers. I also give them my house number! This eliminates any and all confusion as to which house it is.
When you don’t know which house it is (cache is near two property lines) THAT can be frustrating. You don’t want to trespass on
the neighbors property. So in THAT case I can definitely see how it could be uncomfortable. But in general, in my experience, it’s typically pretty clear which yard the cache is in going by the coords.
So how do you feel about these caches? Do you have on on your property? Have you found any on another person’s property?