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Thursday, December 31, 2020

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MONTANA 

MOTEL CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Monarch, MT is
looking for one motel caretaker to join our eight person strong
team. We are located on 5012 Highway 89 South. Our ideal
candidate is a self-starter, who possess premium customer service
skills, and is motivated and engaged. This position may also
provide a "live on site" opportunity for the right candidate.
Motel amenities are Wi-Fi, Direct TV, swimming pool, hot tub,
coffee makers, heat, electricity and parking. These amenities are
a possible option for the right candidate. Responsibilities will
include daily caretaking duties such as light handyman work,
hanging pictures, painting, cleaning, shoveling snow, sweeping,
moping, taking care of the pool and hot tub, light repairs on
chairs/tables/doors/windows, taking reservations, answering
phones, taking messages, communicating daily with the manager,
facilitating guest accommodations, and providing a premium guest
service environment. The caretaker will also need to mow the
grass, and operate and provide quality care of all lawn
equipment. Run the snowplow truck and snow blowers with quality
care and performance, and maintain all equipment. Keep the
property and facilities in top condition. Should be
self-directed, motivated to do quality work and get work done
every day. Honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic are key
requirements. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We
look forward to hearing from you.

WASHINGTON 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our 2021
InnKeeper-Chef Apprentice Program. This unique 18 month program
provides a hands on opportunity to learn what it takes to run all
aspects of a small Inn and restaurant while living and working on
Orcas Island, Washington. Everyone on our team shares a passion
for food and hospitality. Each member performs all of the tasks
of running the hotel, from cooking and baking to taking
reservations, painting, cleaning rooms, marketing, laying tile,
gardening and washing dishes. Our commitment is to provide
challenges and structure that helps each team member grow and
reach their own personal goals and potential. We are looking for
the best, not the most experienced. We value teamwork over speed.
Enthusiasm over qualifications. Character over accomplishments.
Grit and determination over aptitude. For more information and to
apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional, healthy and mature caretakers seek a short-term
position January 15th to March 15th. Dates are flexible. We have
a high skill set with electrical, solar and off-grid, carpentry,
masonry, animal and farm care, and organic gardening. Currently
working in Maui, we are most interested in the islands and the
PNW, CA, AZ, NM but happy to consider all. We have current
passports and are Covid conscious and responsible. Remote
locations are fine. Resumes and references available upon
request. Thank you and Happy New Year! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

CALIFORNIA

WE'RE A SMALL RV PARK in June Lake, California looking for two
couples or singles with their own RV. One (Camp Manager) to work
four days per week (May 1 – November 1) in exchange for a full
hook-up site with cable, Wi-Fi, laundry and a $400/month cash
stipend and another (Camp Host) to work three days per week (May
1 – November 1) in exchange for a full hook-up site with cable,
Wi-Fi and laundry. Camp Manager Position requires previous camp
host experience, and the Camp Host Position does not require
previous camp host experience. You must be very friendly and have
excellent customer service skills, as well as great
computer/phone/tablet literacy. Unlimited texting/calling on your
phone is needed to communicate with the owners. You must be
physically able and capable of lifting up to approximately 50
pounds. Responsibilities include: checking guests in and out,
checking, rearranging, picking up sites after checkouts and
cleaning tables, picking up trash or dog poop if needed, cleaning
(four showers, four toilets, small laundry room, fish cleaning
station, and small office), assisting guests by giving
information, doing late check-ins, selling firewood, giving
quarters for laundry, etc., management of supply needs/refills,
bank deposits, flyers at office, etc., enforcing rules with
campers and guests, and other miscellaneous jobs such as raking
leaves/pine needles, watering flowers, recycling, cleaning
cobwebs, stacking wood, changing mouse traps, spraying bugs, etc.
If you are a couple, jobs can be split between the two of you
however you'd like. If you're interested, please send a
self-introduction, your resume(s) and any questions you might
have to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also check out our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a private club in southern Montana (less
than one hour from Billings, Montana). We are in a clothing
optional recreation area here. We may supply an RV for you to
live in or you can bring your own RV. The duties are pretty
basic, such as picking up garbage, keeping everything shipshape,
maintaining the pool and hot tub. And various odds and ends. We
provide a place to live free of charge in exchange for your work.
We may have a few other various duties that pay in cash depending
on your skill sets. A pet may be okay. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN COUPLE for ranch work, handyman,
groundskeeping and housekeeping in Arabela, New Mexico. If you
would love to live in a forest environment, you need to check out
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX! The positions include year-round living
quarters (a four bedroom) and all utilities paid (electricity,
internet, cable TV and phone). Need a valid driver’s license,
and a vehicle will also be provided. Here are some
responsibilities including but not limited to: general handyman
and building tasks for needed repairs including plumbing,
carpentry and basic electrical, able to operate and maintain farm
machinery including a small tractor, ATV, etc., care of
livestock, building and repairing of fences, general cleaning of
the buildings on property, and occasional assistance with guests
as needed. We offer full-time employment with competitive pay and
benefits to include medical, vision and dental insurance, 401K
retirement savings plan, vacation time, and holiday pay. Our
company maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity
for all our employees. Must be legal resident, US citizen or have
a valid work permit. We are family owned and operated which makes
for a great work environment! Pay is dependent on experience. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOSTEL HELPER WANTED. We are a working hostel located around
center of Blenheim, a small town on New Zealand’s South Island.
There is a nice atmosphere here and it’s easy to make friends.
We have one cleaner job vacancy at the moment. You will get free
accommodation for helping one or two hours each day, five days
per week for helping cleaning. We could recommend other jobs for
you if you want to earn extra money. The minimum stay is three
weeks or longer. We need you to start as soon as possible. Please
text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if this job sounds like something you
would like to do here.

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Highly experienced couple searching for a caretaking position
worldwide. Steve is a plumbing and heating engineer, and knows
carpentry, electrics, AC solar, eco-solutions, sustainability,
waste management, generators, pools, grounds, house design, and
building boat building project managing. Jane is an all-round
Service *Magic* in Hospitality with a Smile Policies Procedures
Delivery. Can do execution, organization, housekeeping, cooking,
rooms, and leadership by example with confidence. We would add
value, trust, reliability, loyalty, and quickly and effectively
become an integral asset working conscientiously to ensure every
aspect is managed to the highest standard. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, December 28, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED at Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula, in South
Australia. Cleaning and gardening duties required. We are seeking
an experienced and motivated couple to provide gardening and
domestic cleaning for a residential property on the Marina. A
residence beside the property is available if required. You will
need effective communication and interpersonal skills and be able
to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and respect the
privacy of the client. Locals should please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

OHIO

A UNIQUE AND REWARDING FULL-TIME, year-round opportunity is
available for a highly experienced private estate head manager
for our home in Grandview Heights. This management position will
provide many diverse situations requiring well developed people
and estate management skills. The qualified applicant will
possess 8 - 10 years of direct estate management experience on
high end properties. Strong people management and organizational
skills are mandatory. The proper maintenance and pristine care of
the many residential buildings, structures and expansive grounds
will require this manager to make independent and sound
recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of quality
standards. There is an opportunity for a spouse, as a part-time,
seasonal cook during the summer months. The focus of this 20 - 25
hour/week cooking position would be the preparation of meals
using fresh vegetables and fruits from the family’s large
garden. Experience in canning and preserving is required.
Excellent pay, free housing, and a generous benefits package are
available and commensurate with experience. Please email a letter
of qualifications with salary requirements and resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Grandview Heights
Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

TEXAS

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed in the Magnolia, TX area. Seeking a
mature person to live on the premises and care for horses, cattle
and dogs. Responsibilities will include operating a tractor,
cleaning the barn and stalls, and exercising horses. Arena
roping, must be 4 or 5, both ends. Must maintain the deer
feeders. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Young couple with a Toddler looking for a caretaking job with
housing or a home for rent with a $1,200 a month budget in the
Northern Dutchess County or Southern Columbia County area. Good
references available. Pets must be allowed. My boyfriend and I do
tree work, carpentry, lawn care, flower beds, animal care and
house cleaning. I also have experience running an estate. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

ALASKA 

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, 24 miles to town, summer
2021. Own RV required. Free campsite and negotiable pay for
facilities and guest care at beautiful Blueberry Lake Campgrounds
(No RV hookups, Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views,
fishing, hiking, wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and
reading. Site has communal vault toilets, water hand pump.
Personal picnic table, fire ring. We provide for the host:
storage space, solar oven, kayak, bikes, and tank dumping nearby.
Bring your own paddle- board/other gear. Dogs welcome. Please go
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

FREE SITE FOR YOUR VAN OR RV with town water and power available
on acreage at Greenbank, just south of Brisbane. Need someone to
mow the grass and keep an eye on my Mum while I’m away in my
van. She is completely mobile and looks after herself – I just
need someone to be there. Long-term stay preferred and there is
plenty of room for pets in your own area. Please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

RANCH CARETAKER/HELPER NEEDED in Arizona. I am in need of someone
to help out around my small ranch/farm in exchange for a place to
live. If you are honest and respectful with no drugs or alcohol,
then please respond. I prefer a non-smoker, but we can discuss.
If you have animals – that’s OK. I’m just really needing
some help ASAP. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX God Bless.

MICHIGAN

INNKEEPER/COUPLE WANTED for a 14 room, award-winning Select
Registry destination, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on the beach
of Lake Huron, Michigan. Must be experienced, possessing creative
culinary skills to manage inventory, shopping, special dietary
requests, and daily operations. This is a hands-on, physically
demanding position so applicants in search of a 9-5 desk job need
not apply. Must be computer literate, a problem solver, with a
passion for guest service, handling guest concerns, and providing
resolutions in a professional manner. The most important quality
is a positive attitude. Our staff enjoys coming to work and we
need an Innkeeper/Couple who can maintain this positive work
environment. Separate house with utilities, paid time off,
education, and compensation based on experience is offered.
Non-smokers, pets allowed. Only applicants with current
hospitality lodging experience at a similar type and size
property will be considered. Please send your resume, bio and
five professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, my name is Andrea. I am a 65 year young, fit, healthy and
capable woman seeking a caregiver/caretaker position in the
Asheville, North Carolina area. Having been self-employed for 40
years, I have a diverse background and skillsets that would
qualify me for a multitude of responsibilities. I love animals,
people, nature, gardening, cooking and more. I am extremely hard
working, reliable, loyal, trustworthy, clean and organized. I
feel the need to excel, accomplish and be of value in everything
I undertake. I consider myself positive, outgoing and energetic.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your needs and for more
information.

Monday, December 21, 2020

ARIZONA

HORSE PROPERTY CARETAKER WANTED in Glendale, AZ. I am looking for
an onsite horse caretaker to help with daily horse care.
Applicants need to be horse savvy, live on the property, take
care of the animals, manage and maintain feeding supplies and do
simple maintenance. Limited but necessary mechanical skills are
needed to fix auto-waterers, run the tractor and fix simple
issues as they arise. Less than 30 horses currently live on the
property. The facility is about 10 years old and is well
maintained. You will get the master bedroom, paid utilities and
pay weekly. The house is furnished and has full amenities. You
will have access to a small secured storage shed shared with the
other tenant. I can furnish a bed and dresser if needed. The
master bedroom includes a full walk in closet and a private
bathroom with a shower. I require cleanliness in the shared areas
of the house and provide bi-weekly maid service for the entire
house at no expense to the tenants. No family or pets please!
This job is offered to a single person. You will be a roommate in
the house. There is not room in the house for a couple. To apply,
please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED for 12 months to live in a cottage on the
Cornish coast here in the United Kingdom in exchange for
renovating it, or some variance on this which would work for me
and the prospective interested person. The cottage is in an area
of outstanding beauty with some of the most beautiful and
dramatic beaches in the countryside within walking distance.
Sound but straightforward building skills required together with
the wish to experience living in a very beautiful place for a
year. This property regularly appears as a very special place to
stay in the UK press. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

FULL-TIME RANCH FOREMAN AND CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Ruidoso,
New Mexico. You will need to take care of 140 cows, maintain the
grounds, water system, fences and lodge. Guide hunters in the
Fall, and be a predator control year round. Housing provided
along with a salary of $42,000. To apply, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in the Hudson Valley is looking for
a live-in seasonal Innkeeper (March 15 – November 1, 2021) to
assist in all aspects of the business to assure the highest level
of customer service in the industry. These include but are not
limited to check-ins/outs, reservations by phone or online, guest
services, preparing and serving breakfast, breakfast clean up,
housekeeping, room turnovers, marketing, assisting in the Tavern
and with private events when needed, assisting in maintaining all
areas of the property and overseeing additional staff. Overnight
on call availability five nights per week in exchange for housing
is required. A weekly salary plus a performance bonus at the end
of the contract will be provided. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, my name is Andrea. I am a 65 year young, fit, healthy and
capable woman seeking a caregiver/caretaker position in the
Asheville, North Carolina area. Having been self-employed for 40
years, I have a diverse background and skillsets that would
qualify me for a multitude of responsibilities. I love animals,
people, nature, gardening, cooking and more. I am extremely hard
working, reliable, loyal, trustworthy, clean and organized. I
feel the need to excel, accomplish and be of value in everything
I undertake. I consider myself positive, outgoing and energetic.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your needs and for more
information.

Monday, December 14, 2020

COSTA RICA

OUR HOUSE IS IN PLAYA ZANCUDO, on the South Pacific side of Costa
Rica. The house faces the beach with the rain forest behind it.
The house has open beam construction with the primary living
quarters on the 2nd floor. It is a two bedroom house with a
modern kitchen including electric range, refrigerator, microwave,
toaster, coffeemaker, crock-pot, etc. It is also furnished with
two queen sized beds, cookware, flatware and dishes, etc. A
breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining and living
room. There are two full baths, one upstairs and another in the
lower level in the utility/laundry room. There is also an outside
shower for cleaning up when coming in from the beach. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

RVING CARETAKER NEEDED. Need a security presence
(“warm-body”) for non-business, second home property, Virus
free woodlands isolation in mid-Georgia. Start in January.
Flexible length of stay. If your stay extends to April, mowing
will be required. Full RV hook-up, 50 amp, 25 Mb, and Wi-Fi
provided. Adults only. Please include your requirements in your
response to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER NEEDED for a sailing club property in the Malta, NY
area. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX operates a year-round recreational
facility for its members whose primary purpose is to provide
sailing opportunities for members and guests. The house and
grounds are open year-round. A resident caretaker is needed to
assist with club operations. This person needs to be independent,
self-motivated, a problem-solver, ethical, responsible, friendly
and a role-model to members and guests. Although the caretaker
has many responsibilities, club members using the house and
grounds are expected to clean up after themselves. In maintaining
the interior of the club, the caretaker’s duties will include
cleaning all the areas in the main house, especially the kitchen
and bathrooms, washing windows, vacuuming, mopping floors,
laundering club tablecloths and dish-towels, washing and sweeping
the porch, the ramps and outside steps, removing and recycling
trash. The caretaker will be in direct communication with the
Flag Lieutenant(s) House. Outside responsibilities will include
mowing, trimming shrubs, and sweeping walks, emptying outside
trash cans, keeping the waterfront and the children’s play area
clean and assuring that all buildings are secure. The caretaker
will be in direct communication with the Flag Lieutenant Grounds
for all outside responsibilities. Club Officers must be alerted
should there be any damage inside or out. Performing the above
duties would result in an average of 20 hours per week spread
over the year. Summer hours may require significantly more than
20 hours some weeks. Time flexibility may be necessary to prepare
the club grounds and house for functions. The caretaker will
become familiar with the club membership, policies and procedures
and conduct him/herself in a pleasant and professional manner.
There are no wages associated with this position.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will provide an apartment attached to the
clubhouse which consists of a glassed-in porch, kitchen, living
room, bathroom, three bedrooms and a washer/dryer. The club will
also provide heat, water, gas, electricity, internet and cable
TV. The caretaker will be expected to reside full-time in the
apartment. No other benefits will be offered. Absolutely no pets
are allowed on club property. Caretaker candidates will be
subjected to background checks. Interested candidates should send
a letter of interest to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A MATURE PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a housesitting or
property caretaking position in the San Francisco Bay Area. San
Francisco, Marin, South Bay as well as the Monterey Peninsula
areas. We will consider all types of housing. We have pet care,
gardening and technical skills experience. Excellent references
available. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Thank you.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the North Dandalup area of Western
Australia. This is a paid position, with an immediate start.
Tractor driving experience is essential. A small cottage is
available. This would suit a semi-retired couple with farming
experience. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ENGLAND

CARETAKER/GARDENER NEEDED. This is a live-in property management
position for a New England coastal estate with four residences
and associated grounds (eight acres). The position requires a
level of competency with building maintenance and
garden/landscape maintenance. Responsibilities and roles will
vary seasonally. They will include, but not be limited to: lawn
and landscape maintenance; flower and vegetable garden oversight
and maintenance; dune maintenance, ongoing planting and clean up;
summer deck pots, maintenance; irrigation and watering system,
set up/break down and maintenance; outdoor furnishings, storage
and maintenance; boats and watercraft storage and maintenance;
daily walkthrough of all uninhabited structures; first responder
for alarm service 24/7; storm clean up; firewood, including
splitting and stacking; snow removal from drives, walks and
porches; oversight of third-party service vendors and seasonal
help (painters, carpenters, arborists, house cleaners, etc.). The
basic compensation package includes an annual salary, based on
experience; on site housing (utilities included); health
insurance stipend; paid vacation (three weeks per year); paid
holidays (10 days a year). Seeking an individual who is well
organized, accountable and an excellent communicator. A
self-starter who is willing and able to work alone, but also able
to collaborate and enjoy working as a part of a larger team.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I FIX PROBLEMS, HELP PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES. I’m a peaceful
responsible, honest, neat, jack of many trades, master of some
available for caretaking, loving dog training, all animal and
plant care, fix-it (retired electrician), Feng shui, managing
small internet businesses, snow removal, cooking, personal
assistant, and security presence. I managed a hostel and
apartments, had a main street business, and was vice president of
a credit union, emergency medical technician, firefighter, and
community radio station chief engineer, taught Men’s
Alternatives to Violence. I’m available long term in the
western US, trade or paid depending on the responsibility and
hours, don’t smoke, drink or use drugs. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA

FARM CARETAKING HELP NEEDED in the Warwick, Queensland area. Need
help over the Christmas period and if you like, you can stay
longer, into January and February. You can park your
caravan/mobile home beside a beautiful creek and/or beside a
vacant homestead in exchange for providing some light duties to
help caretake the farm. We have a 10,000 acre grazing property in
Gore, one hour west of Warwick. Light duties will include
assisting in caring for lawns and gardens and animals (cattle,
sheep, and goats). Open for other jobs too if your skills are
available to slowly tidy up our vacant homestead. The lovely old
homestead and gardens are on the edge of a beautiful creek, and
is available for use as a kitchen, toilets, showers, and a very
nice game room. We are planning to give the homestead a tidying
up and prepare it for short-term stay visitors/workers, such as a
sheep shearing crew, in winter 2021. If you’re in Queensland
please phone or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, on the Big
Island. You should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping,
repair and/or cleaning skills. We have three acres in a remote
retreat setting, riverfront, and are off-grid (solar/battery
power). Phone and internet via cell phone booster. Live in
separate caretaker’s quarters. The owners don't live on the
property. 20 hours per week (total for two people) in exchange
for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain apple, coffee, papaya
available. Looking for a Positive attitude, easygoing, and a
level of commitment. A 4WD vehicle and references are required.
Please email your information and recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

PART-TIME CHURCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Northport, on the north
shore of Long Island. This position is 20 hours per week
involving cleaning and grounds maintenance. After a three month
trial period, compensation will include a transition to housing
in a studio apartment on Main Street in Northport. Parking will
be included. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 10am to 5pm
(Monday through Thursday) or email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

A GETTYSBURG BED AND BREAKFAST (8-guest room) seeks a full-time,
live-in Innkeeper for 2021! Love sharing America’s history with
guests? We are seeking a self-motivated, creative, and
professional Inn Manager who loves welcoming and hosting guests
in one of America’s favorite destinations. Responsibilities:
working with offsite owners to manage all aspects of the
property’s daily operations, including breakfast, guest
services, light cleaning, and all guest interactions, plus
coordinate the guest services staff. Recent experience must
include managing a small lodging property, knowledge of
reservation booking systems and Microsoft programs, time
management skills, and social media expertise in blogging and
posts. He/she/they must be culturally comfortable with the
property’s location, history, and core values. The compensation
package includes salary, incentive plan, onsite housing with all
utilities, and scheduled paid time off, including Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Please no pets, no smokers, or no children. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH DAKOTA

FULL-TIME LAND MANAGER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. If you
like to work in the outdoors here is a great chance to do just
that. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Pierre, South Dakota is an upscale
hunting operation. We are looking for a full-time manager with a
variety of skills. From basic ranch maintenance, building
maintenance, light farming, mechanical skills as well as some
knowledge of pheasant hunting and seasonal kennel management.
Great people skills would be a bonus as some customer care would
be involved. Salary is $40,000+ depending on your skill set and
experience. You can learn more about us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I FIX PROBLEMS, HELP PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES. I’m a peaceful
responsible, honest, neat, jack of many trades, master of some
available for caretaking, loving dog training, all animal and
plant care, fix-it (retired electrician), Feng shui, managing
small internet businesses, snow removal, cooking, personal
assistant, and security presence. I managed a hostel and
apartments, had a main street business, and was vice president of
a credit union, emergency medical technician, firefighter, and
community radio station chief engineer, taught Men’s
Alternatives to Violence. I’m available long term in the
western US, trade or paid depending on the responsibility and
hours, don’t smoke, drink or use drugs. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, December 4, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED in the Tullamore area of New South Wales. The
start date is ideally ASAP but we can wait for the right person
– happy to discuss your situation and requirements. Our
property is located approximately 10 kilometers from Tullamore
with creek frontage. A tidy and comfortable five bedroom home is
available. We are seeking a caretaker to live on our farm and
assist on a casual basis with a range of tasks which will include
checking cattle in the paddock, checking fences and spraying
weeds. An initial garden tidy up will be required. This would
suit an active retired/semi-retired person or couple looking to
reside in the Tullamore area for several months and keen to lend
a hand. For more details please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

KENTUCKY 

PART-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER NEEDED in Paris, Kentucky, This is
a work trade situation. Living accommodations provided in
exchange for part time work. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

INNKEEPER NEEDED. Have you always dreamed of running a cozy
cottage inn on an idyllic island? The adventure of a lifetime at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX awaits you. We are looking for a friendly
and active person, or couple, to live on the property and host
guests at our historic 14 room Bed & Breakfast May through
October. Just steps away from Main Street, Downtown Mackinac
Island, Lake Huron, and miles of gorgeous trails to discover.
Visit with guests in the common area, rock on the wrap around
porch, tend to a small garden in the yard. To begin your most
memorable summer yet please complete this online application at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Responsible experienced female caretaker of animals and property
and folks, complete with 4WD vehicle and small civilized dog,
looking for long-term rural-ish living, off grid fine. Need
privacy, nature, would like internet access and hot water. Much
prefer quiet, clean, organized, and cheerful over chaotic,
confused, negative environment. Seeking two to four hours
physical chores daily without too much pressure attached to speed
over excellent results and total reliability. I can offer more
physical stamina than strength, GREAT animal but minimal handyman
skills - think educated country gal with can-do attitude and
considerable determination which seems to get most things done
pretty well.  Don't wanna buck hay all day nor fix fence forever,
but happy to feed-muck-medicate-milk-exercise-train cheerfully
with great dedication into the foreseeable future. Stipend
depending on hours/accommodations offered would be highly
desirable. Available 1/1/21. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GARDENER needed in Bathurst, New South Wales. Good
quality, furnished accommodation provided, with air-conditioning.
We are close to town.  Must be honest and of sober habits. Local
references required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS 

FULL-TIME WORKING RANCH MANAGER/GROUNDS CARETAKER NEEDED in the
Post Oak, TX area. Need a general ranch hand and cattle work near
Jacksboro, on our privately-owned, cow–calf operation. This is
a full-time position with salary of $24,000 - $36,000 per year,
and benefits. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? LOVE THE SEA? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding next summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing —connecting
places and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and —of course— boats, can grow
;) If you are interested into helping us, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to get the application form. We will send it
to you so you can apply!

WYOMING

FULL-TIME CARETAKER - HOUSE CLEANER - COOK needed in Jackson, WY.
Compensation will be $50,000 a year plus free rent and free
utilities. My husband and I just built a large house and a guest
house on 20 acres of land. We have built a caretaker’s unit
into the main house that has its own private entrance, small
private kitchen, main living area, and private bathroom, washer,
dryer and closet. It can be furnished or unfurnished. We are only
five minutes from the town square of Jackson, WY but it feels
like miles away on rolling hills in an aspen forest setting. You
will see wildlife like moose, eagles, deer, foxes etc. The view
of the Teton Mountain range is spectacular with glorious sunsets.
It is a very special place to live and work. We spend half our
time in San Francisco or traveling and need to have someone we
can really rely on. Looking for a responsible, trustworthy and
cheerful individual. A can-do attitude and someone who takes
pride in their work is paramount. We are quiet people and are
looking for someone who likes a quiet environment and is
independent and comfortable working and living on their own. We
are looking to hire one person without children and no pets. No
drugs, and no alcohol abuse. The duties will include cleaning the
house and guesthouse, cooking, laundry, taking care of the dog
that is a 20 pound Sheepadoodle (you should like dogs and be good
with them), grocery shopping and mail/package pickup,
miscellaneous errands, be responsible for checking in any renters
in the guesthouse, and looking after the house when we are out of
town (probably half of the year). About us: Venture Capitalist
and Builder husband and Photographer and Jewelry Designer wife.
We love traveling, the outdoors, and like a peaceful clean
environment at home. Please send a resume and write a paragraph
or two about yourself and why you think you would be a good fit
for this position. References will be required. We look forward
to hearing from you! Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE, HONEST, CLEAN, DEPENDABLE, ABLE-BODIED,
non-smoker available. Quick to communicate, Mindful, Travel RN
(Maui is home), Working with Stanford Triage-Covid team in Palo
Alto until August, 2021. Seeks a live-in, caretaking position
near work. Great references, Organized, Available to
Move-in/Caretake Immediately! Northern California girl raised on
a Farm - Handy with a hammer, fixing things and Luv animals of
all kinds and sizes. Please No Drama. OK with living alone and in
remote areas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Looking forward to hearing from you. Aloha

Monday, November 30, 2020

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: California, New Zealand, Panama or Texas

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: builder/handyman, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy
cook, healing arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer,
assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, and animal and nature
lover. Locations are in East Texas, Southern California, Panama
or New Zealand. Please email your resume/letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN MOTEL CARETAKER needed in Penticton, BC.
Seeking a retired couple to manage our motel, with free
accommodation provided. Duties include: booking rooms and
welcoming guests once they arrive, responding to guests
inquiries, requests and complaints in a prompt and courteous
manner, collecting payments and maintaining accounting records of
income and expenses, completing all housekeeping duties such as
laundry, cleaning and restocking items, ensuring all maintenance
and safety hazards are promptly handled, and ensuring the
security of guest rooms and the privacy of guests. Compensation
to be discussed. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MARYLAND 

WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER/INN MANAGER needed at a 20 room
boutique Inn in Maryland with event space. We are seeking a
person or couple to manage day-to-day operations as well as
manage events – mainly weddings. Duties include: general Inn
management including guest room sales and operations, wedding
sales and coordination, management and scheduling of staff.
Support staff is already in place. Should have experience with
staff management and have excellent communication and
organizational skills. Hospitality experience necessary,
especially with events and lodging. Knowledge of computers with
ability to learn new software systems and knowledge of social
media platforms required. Owners are working on the premise as
well, but would like to find someone who has the knowledge and
abilities to take over a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities.
Excellent salary and benefits offered. Ideal location in a small
town but not far from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Includes a
spacious apartment with the responsibility of responding to
guests needs after hours occasionally. To apply, please send your
resume and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

FULL-TIME PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in the Utica/Rome Area. Must
have experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical
tasks, as well outdoor maintenance. Health benefits included.
Please send all inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

I AM SEARCHING FOR A COUPLE who can live and work on a private
ranch in Stonewall County. A ranch house is provided with all
utilities included. The full-time ranch hand position will work
under the ranch manager and perform basic ranch work, such as
road maintenance, brush control, vehicle maintenance, and other
various projects. The daily tasks and chores of the partner will
include housekeeping, vehicle cleaning, and cooking is a plus but
not required. Salary will depend on experience. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE, HONEST, CLEAN, DEPENDABLE, ABLE-BODIED,
non-smoker available. Quick to communicate, Mindful, Travel RN
(Maui is home), Working with Stanford Triage-Covid team in Palo
Alto until August, 2021. Seeks a live-in, caretaking position
near work. Great references, Organized, Available to
Move-in/Caretake Immediately! Northern California girl raised on
a Farm - Handy with a hammer, fixing things and Luv animals of
all kinds and sizes. Please No Drama. OK with living alone and in
remote areas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Looking forward to hearing from you. Aloha

Friday, November 27, 2020

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE with their own RV who would like to
caretake our small property (12 acres) at Condamine, a small town
and a locality in the Western Downs Region of Queensland. We are
located one kilometer from the Condamine Township. Free rent,
power, water provided for your RV, in exchange for mowing and
gardening on our river block. Stay as long as you like. If
you’re local, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII 

ANIMAL SANCTUARY CARETAKER NEEDED on the Big Island. We are a
farm animal sanctuary located on a 13 acre property on the
beautiful Hamakua coast in Laupahoehoe, on the Big Island. We are
offering full work trade accommodations (no rent/no pay) for the
right property caretaker/sanctuary manager. After a two week
trial we hope to secure a one year commitment, with the potential
for this to be a long-term arrangement for the right person to
join our team and home indefinitely. This is our private property
so we work here every day too, and we have wonderful volunteers
(usually travelers from around the world) who stay onsite for
extended periods and help with the daily animal care and many
chores. But we have grown to the point where we could really use
the consistency and skilled support of a long-term property
caretaker/manager. We are currently building additional
accommodations on the property, and would love help to finish
these out to ensure everyone has comfortable living spaces.
Immediately we could offer a space in the shared volunteer yurt
(bunk-house), a private tent, or we could discuss possible
alternatives and will do our best to offer a desirable living
space for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who
loves animals, is experienced managing landscaping and
construction projects/fence maintenance, and is comfortable
taking a lead role to ensure everything runs well day-to-day.
There is plenty of space to create edible gardens and we have a
fruit tree planting project in the works, and have land to work
with for other creative ideas and additional living spaces (as
well as storage and a special needs animal barn to be built). We
do not allow any smoking, drugs, or excessive drinking, and no
animal products onsite out of respect for our rescued dairy cows,
pigs, chickens, goats, etc. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

A LARGE FAMILY living north of Boston seeks a highly energetic,
live-in couple for their beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. home on eight
breathtaking acres. This is a dynamic family with four beautiful
children. Her responsibilities will include housecleaning,
laundry, ironing, family meals, and occasional food prep for
small dinner parties, grocery shopping, running errands, and
indoor plant care. His responsibilities will include lawn mowing
and yard cleanup, trash removal, coordinating with contractors,
care for eight automobiles, occasional chauffeuring, snowplowing
(truck provided), occasional bartending, and care of two dogs and
two cats. Important qualities for this couple include experience
in a large family home, self-starting with great energy,
discretion, flexibility, can-do and willing attitudes,
nonsmoking, and child friendly. The family owns two additional
homes in Maine and Vermont, to which they travel frequently. When
the family is in residence, the couple will work 10-hour days
with a schedule of 10 days-on, four days-off. Salary is
commensurate with skills and experience and includes health
insurance benefits, paid holidays and two weeks' vacation, and
newly-renovated carriage house apartment. To apply, please email
your resume and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include “Massachusetts Couple Position” in the Subject Line
for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

MONTANA 

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED in the Livingston, MT area.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a privately owned, family ranch. The
primary purpose of the ranch is for preservation of the asset,
conservation of the land, and enjoyment for the family. Although
the property includes livestock, it is not a cow-calf operation.
The ranch is used during the summer months by the owners as their
summer residence, to be shared with their family, friends and
guests. This is a salaried full-time position for a couple
seeking long-term employment. The couple will manage the overall
ranch and livestock operations. The compensation package includes
salary, housing/utilities and truck for ranch use. Must be
organized, self-starter, professional, excellent people skills
and jack of all trades. Health insurance available. Both parties
must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a
criminal background check. The primary responsibilities will be
to oversee the day-to-day operations of a 2,000 acre ranch.
Maintain accuracy and efficiency in bookkeeping for ranch related
expenditures, operating cost records and identify areas for
savings. Maintain all buildings/structures, including owners’
home, main lodge and guest cabins. Feed and care of cattle and
ranch horses, to include winter feeding/watering and summer
pasture rotation of livestock as necessary. Direct and manage
ranch hands, vendors, and contractors. Coordinate with USFS for
permit/lease. Repair and upkeep of mechanical equipment. Maintain
roads and horse/ATV trail system, integrity of pastures, land and
water wells/springs. Maintain cleanliness, appearance and
organization of barn, pastures, ranch vehicles, and equipment. Do
daily checks/repairs of fencing, gates and cattle guards to
ensure proper working order. Seasonal winterizing of buildings,
snow removal and clearing. Maintain the privacy and
confidentiality of the owners, their families and guests. As time
permits, especially during the off-season, improve and upgrade
ranch owned buildings, facilities, vehicles, corrals, tack, tools
and equipment, etc. Will need the ability to weld, operate a
tractor, and other heavy equipment, including power and hand
tools. Handyman and mechanical skills for ranch, house, barn,
vehicle, and equipment maintenance. Manage the equestrian program
and string; highly skilled in saddling and riding/training
horses. Physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather
and on uneven terrain. Must be physically fit and able to lift up
to 50 lbs. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take
this next career step, please send your resume to our email
address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN INNKEEPER(S) to operate a nine room B&B in
Cape May, NJ. We are looking for a friendly, self-motivated
Innkeeper (individual or couple) who is excited to join our
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Here, you will find
a place where your personality and ideas are as appreciated as
much as the work you do. Candidates must have a ‘Guest’s
First’ attitude, comfortable speaking with people and have a
professional appearance. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: cooking and serving breakfast/afternoon refreshments,
making reservations, social media, guest services, cleaning (must
be able to walk up/down several flights of stairs throughout the
day) and grounds/building maintenance. Must have good references,
be extremely detail oriented, able to adjust in changing
situations, problem solver and multi-tasker. Prior hospitality
experience a must. Compensation package will include salary,
on-site housing and paid utilities, performance bonuses and
health insurance.  Non-smoking, no children (a well-behaved,
non-barking dog is OK – but we are strict about no cats). 
Please send your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat starting right after Christmas through January 31,
2021. The condo is quite large, over 1,900 square feet. There are
three bedrooms; the master bedroom has a large bath on the main
floor. Two other nice bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath. I
have hardwood floors on the first level. I live just steps away
from the subway and there is easy access to shopping right down
my street. You can live here rent-free, I will take care of all
the utility bills, but I cannot afford to offer any compensation.
If you are an interested cat-lover, please email me a message on
why you would be interested in staying here and taking care of my
cat while I’m gone, along with your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH 

SPEND CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, AND JANUARY in Alta, a very small
town within the Wasatch Mountain Range. A retired professional
couple is in need of reliable housesitters (or a future house
exchange) from December 15, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Three
bedroom condo on the first floor, with a complete kitchen: two
microwaves, dishwasher, disposal, convection oven, two TVs,
VCR/DVD, washer, dryer, and two full baths. Complete with a
12-year-old cat that typically sleeps 12 hours per day. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RETIRE IN MINOCQUA RENT FREE! Two small apartment buildings in
Minocqua are in need of a caretaker to live on site for free rent
in exchange for 9.5 hours per week of janitorial, lawn care, snow
removal, general grounds, light maintenance and customer service
work. Must pass a background check and have a valid driver’s
license. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, my name is John. I am seeking a position as ranch
caretaker or large estate caretaker or manager. I have over
thirty years of experience in this field. My experience varies
from large homes and estates, to large ranches. Most of the homes
I have managed and have taken care of, are from top executives
and business owners in the United States. I believe in
confidentiality, trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, and
consistency. These are traits I have learned at an early age in
my career. And I have carried out these practices throughout my
career. I have had a background in security, private homes, and
ranches. I can set up your formal parties, take care of the
largest of homes and estates. I believe in preventive
maintenance, and do not like putting things off, before they
become a larger expensive problem. I have strong attention to
detail, and double and triple check everything! I go the extra
mile to protect my homeowner’s investments, which they have
worked and labored for to attain. I can flood irrigate the
largest of ranches, do snow plowing, driving equipment, and
maintain fence lines. Guiding hunters, calling in elk, and
throwing on a tuxedo to serve your guests wine and cheese. I
truly enjoy interaction with people, whoever they might be. Being
on site to oversee vendors and contractors. Following through and
paying attention to the biggest of projects, to smaller projects.
Being the ranch or estate owners’ eyes and ears while they are
absent. Being out in the middle of nowhere does not hinder or
bother me, being remote is fine. I am self-motivated and driven
daily to give 100% of my ability to my clients. I enjoy projects,
and enjoy the challenges of keeping things neat and clean. Or
cleaning up neglected areas. I am currently in the Rocky
Mountains of Colorado, in a big ski resort area, surrounded by
large ranches and estates. I am fine with relocating. If the
situation is desirable and long-term, and the owners are vested
into maintaining their property. I am college educated. I put
myself through high school, and trade school (welding) then four
years of college with a degree in criminal justice. I have never
used any tobacco products, at all. Legal or illegal. I am not
addicted to any tobacco products or alcohol. I enjoy exercising,
hiking, hunting and eating healthy. I also help out at our church
every Sunday. I believe in community investment and giving back.
I do not like wasting my time or client’s hard earned money and
investments. I work exceptionally well with anyone I am dealing
with. But I am also just fine by myself with projects and daily
security. Trust is very important to me - without it, you cannot
have a relationship. If you have pets, and need to leave the
country or state, I am great with any kind petsitting. Horses to
dogs or cats. Knowing me, I will most likely fall in love with
them. At this time I would like to thank you for reading this.
Health and happiness to you. Sincerely John. Please call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 23, 2020

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to stay at our motel and do some
office work (check in and check out), and oversee the cleaner. We
do have meals but don’t push them. The evening meal, but mostly
we do breakfast room service. We have a reservation system that
is straight forward you don’t have to be a computer whiz to use
it. We would supply accommodation and meals to whoever takes it
on and income to be discussed. We are a small motel in Gympie
area. For more details and to apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will be available if there is a problem
to help out.

CONNECTICUT 

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
January 1 through March 31, 2021. We will be overseas and will
need our housesitter to look after our home and cats. We prefer a
non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very clean,
someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will be
quiet – and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have
checkable references. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
starting in the first of the year. If hired, one can expect round
trip airfare from your nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii.
While on the property, we will provide you with private hi-end
accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week,
gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly,
we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore
the island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii,
and I believe in the world. We are seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 36+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience. There are
occasions where we have to do a little sanding and painting, and
pressure washing. We live in a jungle, where it is absolutely
necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do our best to
be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and competent
in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer,
chain saw, pole chain saw, and silky pole saw. We use mostly
Stihl equipment, and have an Echo weed eater, and a commercial
mower by Honda. This equipment will be your responsibility to
maintain, and you should be able to do light repairs on them. You
will have to tend to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You
must be competent in installing, maintaining, and repairing
irrigation. We use Toro products. We have over 60 different fruit
and spice trees, and edible berries and bushes, vegetable and
herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with rare palms,
Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the process of adding three
lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we are hoping to open our
pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is hard work to maintain
all of them. If you love plants and the outdoors, this is your
dream job. The property has a panoramic view of the Pacific
Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel this position might
be your calling, please send me your resume and a list of
references. I will review them and give you a call to set up an
interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug use,
non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of these
options available for your interviews. All applicants will be
subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House of Kona,
caretakers” in the subject line of your email. Responses should
be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature professional seeks a caretaking position in the Reno/Lake
Tahoe, Minden/Gardnerville area. I am a single male, 38-years-old
and a local Registered Nurse. I possess a strong work ethic and
have a diverse background that is well suited for residential
property care and oversight. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

CARIBBEAN

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS at our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting in
February/March of 2021. The Eco projects we are preparing/have
started are:
Agriculture: 
-         Reinstating an old berry vine.
-         Creating community gardens/allotments.
-         Creating hurricane challenged agriculture such as
permaculture, aquaponics and hydroponics.
Eco Neighborhood development:
-         Landscaping and putting renewable facility systems in
place for biogas, waste and waste-water management, solar system
with battery bank, rainwater harvesting etc.  
-         Construction of self-sufficient and sustainable homes
made out of modified shipping containers.
-         Further development of The Keys Market location.
More project information can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For those who would like to volunteer with us please read this
info on "How to become a volunteer" at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

FULL-TIME CORRAL BOSS/RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. The Corral
Boss is a full-time, on-site position whose job responsibilities
include caretaking for ranch property and for 120-head of horses
and other ranch pets. The ranch property includes 20 guest
cabins, barn, workshop, staff housing and the Corral Boss’s
residence. Other ranch infrastructure includes corrals, fishing
pond, and picnic area. Maintenance and corral duties vary by
season. A successful candidate will be an upbeat, active,
self-motivated person with a deep appreciation for ranch life and
the outdoors. Horse experience is required. Duties from May to
November will include: creating a friendly work environment for
staff and a fun, safe experience for guests, managing and
delegating tasks to six to eight barn staff, caretaking for 120
head of horses, overseeing execution of daily rides for guests,
training young horses, organizing and occasionally leading pack
trips, providing basic vet and hoof care, fencing, and addressing
general maintenance needs on the property. Duties from November
to April will include: caretaking for ranch property, primarily
consisting of caring for ranch animals and buildings, and snow
removal, training young horses, conducting maintenance and
construction projects such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry and
metal projects. Housing provided, and salary will depend on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

PART-TIME HORSE BOARDING FARM ASSISTANT NEEDED near The
Woodlands, Texas. Looking for a person experienced with handling
horses: leading horses in and out of stalls to pasture, cleaning,
watering, feeding grain and hay, putting on fly masks and
blankets as needed. This takes approximately three hours in the
AM and two hours in the PM – part-time work in exchange for a
one bedroom apartment on the farm which includes all utilities,
trash, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and Dish. Located on a quiet,
secluded, gated facility near The Woodlands. This would be great
for someone on a pension or who works online, or a couple with
one income, saving to buy their own place. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP at a non-profit located in scenic
West Virginia. Seeking a couple or single person. Looking for a
skilled handyman - a "Jack or Jill of all trades", experience in
vehicle maintenance, and housekeeping. For details please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HAVE TOOLS WILL TRAVEL: Trustworthy American Patriot, Christian,
professional security guard, independent, self-sufficient, jack
of all trades, mechanic, cook, outdoorsman, animal lover, grew up
on a farm. Hardworking, clean, and outgoing. In search of: Off
grid, ranch work, absentee homeowner, team player, vacation
retreat, helping hand...etc. Looking for rural mountainous,
rivers, and trees. Check out my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, November 13, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA

PART-TIME KENNEL CARETAKER NEEDED at a busy veterinary hospital
in the downtown area of Columbia, SC. Applicants will need to
meet or be able to perform the following criteria (25-35 hours
weekly): must have compassion for animals (cats and dogs), have
the ability to handle all breeds of dogs and cats, walk/supervise
dogs, feed/water, laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away), clean
kennels and cages, must have ability to work well with others,
have your own transportation, and working weekends and holidays
is required. Compensation to be discussed. Please apply in person
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

DISCOVER, PLAY AND WORK close by Mt. Rainier National Park with a
RV/trailer. Looking for someone who can multi-task between
cooking/housekeeping and front desk responsibilities to work for
about 25-30 hours per week*. RV spot is provided. Rate is $13.50
hour. April-October 2021. In exchange for rent, Wi-Fi and
utilities, the expectation to be night manager for two to three
manager nights. The ideal candidate would be someone who wants to
save, explore the mountains and be productive. No alcohol, weed,
or drugs allowed on the property. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX *The pandemic can affect available work
hours.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CLEAN, QUIET MATURE FEMALE, non-smoker, no pets, seeking a
housesitting position within urban areas in the US. Preferences;
Rhode Island: Federal Hill, or Newport. Massachusetts: Boston
Beacon Hill, Back-Bay areas, but open to other cities. I will add
presence and care for your pet-free, smoke-free home while you're
living abroad or traveling for an extended period. Minimum stay
six months furnished; nine months unfurnished. My business,
allows me to work from home via phone or internet
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX).  Excellent references available. I can be
reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA BEACHFRONT HOME: We are seeking a responsible,
non-smoking, individual or couple to care for/rent our Costa Rica
beachfront home: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room/dining
room combination.  Living quarters are on the upper level with a
huge deck facing the ocean, with lower level laundry room and
storage. The home is in the south Pacific Gulfo Dulce side of
Costa Rica in the small town of Zancudo. Responsibilities include
keeping the house clean and occupied, $400/month rent plus
utilities (including DSL internet) and caring for two loveable
mutts. Minimum lease is one year. The house will be available in
January. For more details/pictures, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

INNKEEPER/GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
luxurious Scottish Country Inn, known as the “Premier romantic
getaway in the Midwest” (learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX).
Seeking an individual or couple for our 5 Star/ Select Registry
21-unit Inn and fine dining restaurant. Located 50 minutes
southeast of Columbus, Ohio in the Hocking Hills Region.
Responsibilities will include: staff supervision (27 people)
record keeping-accounting, oversite of restaurant-bar,
marketing-sales and overall operations of property.
Qualifications: people management skills, strong knowledge of
social media, Word/Excel, QuickBooks, organizational management
skills and strong customer service. Capable of working with
active owners. Hours include holidays, weekends and hours as
needed. Seasoned experience in the hospitality industry and fine
dining mandatory. Self-motivated, detail oriented, financial
accountability and initiative taking people will be considered.
No smoking, no kids, and no pets. Compensation includes on-site
housing, utilities, base salary, performance bonus, and scheduled
time off. To inquire, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A MATURE PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a housesitting or
property caretaking position in the San Francisco Bay Area. San
Francisco, Marin, South Bay as well as the Monterey Peninsula
areas. We will consider all types of housing. We have pet care,
gardening and technical skills experience. Excellent references
available. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. We are located in the
picturesque Chapman Valley, 22 kilometers out of Geraldton,
Western Australia on 120 acres. We are close to Geraldton,
medical, shops and fishing spots! We are self-employed and our
work takes us away periodically and we would love someone to care
for our property, being two houses, windmill tank, an active
kelpie dog, and sheep (no sheep handling is required, just check
the waters). There would be some hand watering,
mowing/maintaining of lawns on modern equipment, minimal basic
garden/house maintenance when required. Ideally, you would be
self-sufficient and would have full access to power, water and
unlimited internet in exchange for help in the above. An indoor
washing machine, shower and toilet can be made available. A pet
is OK as we have an active kelpie. A minimum of approximately two
to three weeks would be ideal, longer by agreement. Police
clearance/references is an advantage. We can provide references
from our previous caretakers. If you’re in the area, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and if no answer please text.
Thanks.

WYOMING

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER NEEDED in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. As Ranch
Manager you will be responsible for all activities on a 20,000
acre mountain ranch and perform all duties according to the
landowner’s goals for the property. Guest services for a
private family and guests will be a priority requiring effective
oral and written communication skills. This responsibility will
include project management skills and oversight of infrastructure
maintenance including the upkeep of homes, barns, outbuildings,
vehicles, equipment, and an aesthetic landscape. The Ranch
Manager will supervise an 8-person full-time staff, including a
Livestock Manager, and oversee a 500-head cattle and haying
operation. The Ranch Manager should have a basic understanding of
electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscape, and fencing skills. This
position is a hands-on job and at times requires the directing of
seasonal employees, vendors, and contractors as needed.
Candidates should be self-motivated and possess the ability to
prioritize and make decisions based on common sense and practical
experience. Guest service skills are a priority for this private
ranch setting. Horsemanship skills would be a plus but not
necessary. Salary will be competitive with a benefit package
based on experience. Housing and utilities included. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

TRUSTWORTHY PROPERTY CARETAKER/SECURITY GUARD AVAILABLE. My name
is Peter. I’m 45-years-old, clean, and respectful; mature down
to earth with 20+ year’s professional experience in Security
and Property management and home repairs. I come with plenty of
tools. Currently living in North Dakota. Looking to move closer
to mountains and/or remote, off grid situations would be great!
Absentee home owner, farm or ranch. All situations will be
considered. Please visit my website for more information at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Friday, November 6, 2020

ALASKA

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR IN JUNEAU ALASKA. Cats/Housesitter couple or
single needed December 14th to January 6th! Sitters experienced
with home ownership/care, indoor plants and cats. Bushland in the
city, wildlife, privacy and quiet. On city bus line. Two large
bedrooms. Heat pumps and wood (supplied) heater. Short driveway
snow shoveling may be necessary. House and all utilities
available in exchange for watching over our home and taking care
of our cats. Fresh and smoked salmon in the freezer. Travel
expenses NOT offered. Negative Covid test, references and
background check required. Please email interest and experience
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

WE LIVE ON A MIXED FARMING AND GRAZING PROPERTY, 90 kilometers
northeast of Dingo, Queensland, on the Mackenzie River. Seeking a
couple to assist with casual jobs which may include checking
fences, waters, assist with mixing grain feed, feeding cattle,
gardening and cleaning of contractors quarters and farm office.
Experience around farm machinery and livestock would certainly be
an advantage. Ideally this would suit a retired/semi-retired
person/couple looking for part-time work and a beautiful country
environment to park up your rig for several months. We are
certainly more than happy to be flexible for the traveler to
allow any interested travel plans whilst in the area. A
comfortable farm cottage is available along with caravan
facilities, whichever is preferred. For further info please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager in rural Colorado on 300 acres near
Gunnison. This is a solo position. Includes three dwellings, a
large workshop and barn, and two irrigated pastures. A
combination of general mechanic, construction, and agricultural
experience required. Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle
operation/maintenance required. Road, pond, and river maintenance
as well as pasture with large irrigation system. Job includes
general household maintenance, repair and cleaning. No livestock
currently, but could be added in future. Looking for someone who
is a self-starter with initiative and ability to research
problems for a solution. Benefits package and full-time housing
available on the ranch. Salary based on experience. References
required. To apply, please forward your resume, photo, and brief
bio to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:
 
My name is Jason Bonney. I am 34-years-old. I’m looking for a
cowboy/ranch position within a few hours of the Weatherford, TX
area. I have over 15 years’ experience. I have worked with
commercial cattle and with registered cattle, I have extensive
knowledge in both. I have worked feed yards, sale barns, with
veterinarians, embryo technicians, and straightened out
yearlings. I’m very handy with horses as well, from breaking
two year olds to fixing problems or just putting miles on one, I
can also handle a rope. I can supply a resume and plenty of
references to whoever is interested. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

MEDIA REQUEST:
 
TV NETWORK LOOKING FOR CARETAKERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS to share
their experiences in rugged/tough wilderness areas. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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CALIFORNIA

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER AND COOK COUPLE needed at a boutique
Winery/B&B property in the Paso Robles wine country. The couple
must have prior experience in hospitality and good natured with
guests. Duties will include guests check in/out, breakfast prep,
and some wine tasting room sales/attendance. Both must be
personable, presentable, professional and great with guests. The
lodging consists of five individual suites, a guest house, and a
wine tasting room to entertain in-house guests as well as outside
traffic. Benefits: occupying the owner’s beautiful mountaintop
house, all utilities paid, unfurnished. Salary, duration,
schedule and benefits are all negotiable. Don’t miss this
exciting opportunity, maybe perfect for a couple who always
dreamed of owning/running a winery with B&B or living in a
vineyard setting! Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

CARETAKER NEEDED at a Colorado Mountain Ranch. Looking for a
drama-free, non-smoking, drug-free, year-round caretaker for a
large, multi-home estate located on 320 acres in the Colorado
Mountains beside Rocky Mountain National Park. The ideal
candidate must be able to take direction and work independently
with little to no supervision. Must be able to maintain a high
level of detailed professional service. Should be OK having
minimal social contact, but must be able to interface positively
with guests and multiple vendors. Must possess a high sense of
personal and professional integrity. Prefer to hire someone who
grew up on a ranch or a farm and is very familiar with the
hardworking mindset and commitment to service that is rarely
found in people who don’t know this lifestyle. People who are
new to this line of work or are looking to explore this line of
work, need not apply. Confidentiality, privacy, and concern for
the owner’s wellbeing and interests are of the highest priority
at all times. Someone with experience working for an exclusive,
upscale, and high profile clientele is highly desirable.
Responsibilities will include: interior and exterior house
cleaning and maintenance with a need for a high level of
attention to detail to keep things in impeccable condition;
ability to direct and oversee multiple vendors and service
companies when they visit the properties; monitoring and
maintenance of security and camera systems as well as interfacing
with law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency services as
needed; research, coordinate and schedule vendors as needed
(occasionally plan activities, make trips to town for errands, or
grocery shopping for guests as needed); property maintenance
skills needed to clear ditches, mending and constructing of
fences, cutting grasses, irrigation, cutting and removal of
trees/slash piles; ability and experience in safely operating
ranch equipment, plows, tractors, skid steers, dump trucks, snow
blowers, chainsaws and trailers; ability to keep all mechanical
equipment at a high level of functionality and insure all
maintenance services are performed regularly. Applicants must
possess basic handyman, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
skills. When more advanced skills are needed, know when to call
in the experts and see those repairs through to completion.
Animal husbandry skills required for approximately 25 cattle and
up to ten horses seasonally. Carpentry, remodeling, and other
construction related work are desirable but not required.
Responsibility to protect the property from trespassing of all
forms and not have any issues with confronting and dealing with
those intrusions. Caretaker housing will be provided off-site,
but the caretaker will be required to be on premises working for
the majority of a normal work week and then be on-call as needed
for work on weekends and after hours. The caretaker must provide
proof of their own health insurance and keep that maintained
throughout employment. All final applicants will be required to
pass a thorough background check and will be required to sign
some legal documents prior to hiring. To apply, please submit a
resume, photo, and letters of reference to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/ASSISTANT NEEDED in Western North Carolina
(Shooting Creek, NC). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a
young, capable person to assist us with getting a boutique resort
and retreat center startup off the ground. Varied skill set
needed – building, carpentry, heavy equipment operation,
landscape/hardscape, some administrative/guest service skills are
a bonus. Must have a willingness to work hard in a remote (but
beautiful!) location in the Western NC/Northeast GA mountains,
and must love dogs (and cats). Housing provided, with all
utilities paid. References and background check required. Salary
will depend on experience. Pets not allowed. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hardworking, honest, and experienced man looking to hire on to a
cattle operation in the Oklahoma area. Hello, my name is Colten
Blanchard, 30-years-old. I grew up with an interest in livestock
and ranching and for the last several years have made it my
life’s work. My love of the ranch lifestyle coupled with my
experience makes me a great candidate for a long-term position in
this industry. I have worked a few different ranches in the last
five years and have seen first-hand a wide variety of different
operations. I have an understanding that different ranches
require different skills and techniques. I possess the
adaptability to fit in with any environment. I also have the
skills required to detect sickness and doctor as necessary to
maintain good herd health. My calving experience is extensive. At
my last place of employment alone, I calved four different
seasons in a year’s time and in several different environments
and set-ups. My equipment and machinery experience includes
operating skid steers and various types of haying and feeding
implements. I also have the knowledge to perform routine
maintenance on most the equipment I know how to operate. I have
also had the responsibility of maintaining property at previous
ranches. I have a great deal of experience fencing in a variety
of landscapes. I understand that ranching is a lifestyle and I am
not afraid of working hard. I take pride in performing tasks to
the best of my ability. My strong work ethic combined with my
variety of experience, makes me a valuable asset to any
operation. I hope to hear from you soon to provide my resume,
references, or schedule an interview. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

Monday, November 2, 2020

AUSTRALIA

LOOKING FOR A TRAVELLING COUPLE in their own RV to drop by for a
week or two to lend a hand in and around the home and garden in
the Geraldton area. Access to power, outside loo and lots of
space. We are located on the south side of Geraldton, a coastal
city in the mid-west region of Western Australia. For more info
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

CLEAR LAKE, CA. A beautiful private estate on the water with
wildlife, fishing, and a beautiful ever-changing bird population
because of The Pacific Flyway, is looking for (preferably a
couple) to manage a small log cabin resort. This is a full-time,
year around opportunity. Benefits include lodging, utilities,
Wi-Fi, Direct TV, and a negotiable salary. The job requires
someone fairly knowledgeable with grounds care, basic electrical,
plumbing, and familiar with well pumps. There are four units and
during the season cabin cleaning after guests is required. If you
are interested in caretaking/managing this charming 5-acre
private estate with 500 feet of lakefront behind a locked gate
please respond ASAP. You can view XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
respond with your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND/GROUNDSKEEPER NEEDED to do caretaking on 10 acres near
Placerville, CA. Requires general land care, fencing, watering,
and feeding the dog/cats on occasion. A private cottage is
available. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER NEEDED at a cat sanctuary ranch
in Wagener, SC. Must love cats! We have a cat sanctuary for
exotics, hybrids and domestic cats! We are in need of someone or
a couple to take over maintenance duties such as mowing, mower
repair, fixing things, gardening, renovations and anything to do
with cat care and what cats need. Housing available and we would
need to barter the salary. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Single, entrepreneur, designer, artist, and teacher with
experience teaching English in Asia and Europe. I am currently
seeking a position that will allow me to work remotely, from
home. Currently based in Philadelphia, PA. If you have an opening
available, please email caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Job
Offer” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

ARIZONA

SEEKING TWO SKILLED FULL-TIME RV FAMILIES, RETIRED RANCHERS, OR
LABORERS to give back to youth/families through residential
camping facilities, programs, sustainable agriculture, science,
and outdoor education. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 5,000-acre ranch
turned camp, an hour north of Phoenix. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
nestled in Tonto National Forest near Payson. Full hook-up RV
site provided at each location, for 40 hours/week/couple. Many
tasks requiring many skills including construction, cleaning,
maintenance, plumbing, well pumps, agriculture, customer service,
teaching. Background checks required. Two to three month
commitment please, longer if it works. To learn more, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and send your resumes and cover letter
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED WITH HOUSEWORK AND GARDENING in Western Australia at
our farm, located 35 kilometers from Mingenew and 25 kilometers
from Morawa and one hour from the coast at Dongara. Morawa has
good amenities, a large swimming pool and a doctor and chemist.
We can offer caravan parking, power and rainwater for your van.
Alternatively you may like some accommodation in a farm cottage
that is fully equipped. The work would be four hours each morning
Monday to Friday with 30 minutes off for morning tea. This
arrangement is flexible. It is a non-smoking work environment.
You will need to be fit. Pay is at a casual rate of $25 an hour.
If you and your van are in the area please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

VIRGINIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. Our 118-year-old estate on six acres near the
west end of Richmond needs a talented and skilled caretaker. This
is a permanent full-time position. The applicant must be able to
do it all, including grounds maintenance as well as a full
schedule of interior home maintenance. Must be experienced in
carpentry, painting light electrical and plumbing, and general
home maintenance. Grounds keeping involves planting mowing edging
and pool pond and sprinkler maintenance. The applicant must be a
self-starter and be able to see problems and take care of them
without having to be told what to do all of the time. A driver's
license and references are required. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Cleaning, love animals and plants, had my own cleaning business
with CDC Regulations, did some small maintenance, also painting
and mowing. I'm retired. This would be fun and interesting. I’m
honest and I have worked as a caretaker before in Ohio, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. Have a letter from a former
employer who appreciates my work. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

BELIZE

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER needed on a four acre
small Caribbean Island in Belize. It is possible to earn your
living by renting out one cabin via Airbnb! We need a couple in
good mental and physical condition, who feels confident living
alone with a pig at our remote island in very simple environment
ASAP. Frugal dealing with resources is required. Electricity
comes from our solar system and drinking and using water from
rain water harvest. Your job would be: being present at the
island 24/7 and looking after and feeding Piggy, a free living,
dominant and not castrated male pig, maintaining and controlling
the water and solar system, cleaning the beaches and trails,
moving some sea weed, watering the plants and other small
maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the sky,
sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go snorkeling or
fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga spots, or just
seize the day. Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with two burner gas
stoves, and basic equipment. There is no boat on the island. All
supplies you need, you have to bring when you come in a hired
motorboat from the mainland. There is no delivery service!
Depending on the weather, there might be some sandflies. The
shower is outside, along with a compost toilet. We have perfect
conditions for snorkeling and fishing in shallow waters around
the island. Internet and cellphone service are available on the
island! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION available in Greenview, in Siskiyou County. I
travel and will be gone about six months each year. I’m
offering a small one bedroom caretaker’s cabin, or free parking
and free rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy
caretaker duties on my small ranch, keeping trespassers away.
This set-up is not for everyone, as I’m off-the-grid, with
primitive living conditions. Must be self-sustaining and love the
outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable physical
shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the property is
somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs, drinking, or mental
issues, and no friends or visitors with same – in fact I prefer
little to no visitors. No pets or smoking. This is not employment
or a paid position, so you must have some other source of income
available to live off of. Looking for a single person or couple.
I am only looking for serious replies. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

BUILDING CARETAKER NEEDED in Detroit. An apartment building owner
is looking for a reliable dedicated building caretaker who will
have the responsibilities of doing light maintenance, snow
removal, landscaping, cleaning, showing apartments and collecting
rents for the property manager. A free apartment is part of the
compensation. To apply, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after
11am.

TEXAS

RANCH HAND/FARM HELP/CARETAKER NEEDED in Kosse, Texas. A small
ranch is seeking help on our farm feeding and caring for
approximately 50 head of Angus/F1 cattle and three separate
pastures. Responsibilities will include shredding pastures as
needed, repairing and maintaining fences in the pastures, and
vaccinate cattle and tag calves. The elderly owner lives in a
house on property. You could bring your Travel Trailer if
you’re the right person. There is water, sewer and electrical
hook up available on property. The property owner is willing to
pay utilities for the right person. Approximately 20 - 25 hours a
week; pay would depend on experience. Will require references and
a background check. Must be drug free. Salary is $8 - $10/hour
depending on experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Cleaning, love animals and plants, had my own cleaning business
with CDC Regulations, did some small maintenance, also painting
and mowing. I'm retired. This would be fun and interesting. I’m
honest and I have worked as a caretaker before in Ohio, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. Have a letter from a former
employer who appreciates my work. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, October 19, 2020

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE within the
next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker position:
Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities, Wi-Fi,
and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat
or small dog is okay. Must have good handyman, landscaping skills
and good credit scores. If you are the type that likes to keep
busy each day and especially on your own time schedule, do not
pass up the opportunity to check this fabulous property out.
Housing and salary to be discussed depending on your skills and
your qualifications. If you would like to live on five private
acres without major expenses, this is the place. Single
individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the
property. Please email or fax your resume, listing all of your
handyman and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and
current references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IDAHO

WINTER INTERN NEEDED now through the end of March 2021. Feed
calves by hand, feed cows with hay, sort calves on foot. Run some
equipment: loader, tractor, skid steer, and 4-wheeler. Fence and
facilities maintenance. This is really a learning opportunity. If
you have zero experience but are interested in the cattle
industry this is a great opportunity for some ranch hands
experience. This is not a cowboy job. Single housing provided.
Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friend’s home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past 18 months I have been working for
a company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you, Craig

Friday, October 16, 2020

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A DYNAMIC COUPLE to help caretake a private, gated,
rural, country property in Sonoma County, near Healdsburg. Hoping
to make a difference in your lives, by offering a couple a place
where beauty surrounds you and provides peace/quiet along with
the rare opportunity to help you save rent money during these
very difficult and trying times! Open for discussing the
possibility to trade your time working in our yard and gardens
with more than 100 rose varieties, along with many rare
trees/plants in exchange for a two bedroom/1½ bath private
residence with all full size appliances, including a dishwasher,
mostly furnished inside/out. Two decks to enjoy off time – one
with great view of Mt. St. Helena, and the other under redwood
cover with a picnic bench and built in seating. Three fireplaces
– two wood burning and one electric in the master. Travertine
stone floor surrounds soaking tub. Granite counter with two sinks
in the bathroom. The laundry room has plenty of storage. This
would be best suited for a semi, or fully retired couple. Will
pay hourly or project wage after exchange and more for any trade
skills with tools. Need motivated individuals, capable of working
on their own with little direction once tasks understood. Must be
trustworthy with good communication skills. Possible space for
your RV and able to provide and offer hookups, which may be
another option, and a means to determine if this is a fit for
everyone! Must be able to pass background checks, and provide
solid references and work history. Must have reliable
transportation (there are no public services in this area.) No
smoking – no pets – no drama! Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your reasons to be considered and some
info regarding your skills/background/current situation. Please
do not email one liners since I will not answer anyone who does
not take the time to read all the above requirements prior to
responding! Thank you.

HAWAII

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER in Haiku, on the island of Maui.
Will provide a furnished room for work trade. This would be
part-time help in exchange for the furnished room, all utilities,
covered parking, and Wi-Fi. Need somebody right away. Bonus paid
immediately. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK

ASSISTANT INNKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
top-rated hotel with 18 guest rooms and prime park-walk location
in Cooperstown, NY. Seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual
with excellent verbal, listening, and written communication
skills as well as a keen ability to anticipate guest needs. Must
have proven ability to problem solve, prioritize, multitask.
Attention to detail is crucial. Once trained, will work
independently. Computer skills, familiarity with reservation
software required. Must be able to climb multiple flights of
stairs and occasionally assist with luggage. Experience in
lodging industry desired. Duties include but not limited to
managing day-to-day operations and small staff, covering five
front desk shifts per week (mostly day shift), acting as
after-hours contact person (low volume), directing/training
housekeeping staff, and assisting with breakfast. Compensation
includes salary, paid vacation, and housing. Must be a
non-smoker, with no substance abuse, and no pets. Solid
references, and a background check are required. Please email
your resume with a cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN AVAILABLE in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.
I’m a retired home improvement contractor, and veteran, looking
for extra work. Big or small jobs are OK. I know all phases of
construction, and home improvements such as decks and deck
repairs, painting, sheet rock repairs, any plumbing, tile,
fixtures, any electric, fixtures, fans, full installation of
bathroom or kitchens. Can supervise your on-going projects and do
summer home maintenance too. My rates are $40 per hour, with a
two hour minimum. All materials to be purchased by home owner.
All labor has a lifetime guarantee. Will consider barter for sail
or motorboats over 35 foot, or a mobile home. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, October 12, 2020

COLORADO

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager in rural Colorado on 300 acres near
Gunnison. This is a solo position. The property includes three
dwellings, a large workshop and barn, and two irrigated pastures.
A combination of general mechanic, construction, and agricultural
experience is required. Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle
operation/maintenance also required, along with road, pond, and
river maintenance, as well as a pasture with a large irrigation
system. General household maintenance, repair and cleaning. No
livestock currently, but could be added in the future. Looking
for someone who is a self-starter with initiative and ability to
research problems for a solution. A benefits package will be
provided, along with full-time housing on the ranch. References
required. Salary will be based on experience. To apply, please
forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

EXPERIENCED RANCH HELP NEEDED for multiple properties located in
and around Indian Gap, TX (Hamilton County). The ideal candidate
will be a self-starter with a proven ability to work effectively
alone and as part of a team. The competitive compensation package
includes a home and truck. To apply, please send your resume or
letter of interest detailing relevant experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WYOMING

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Ten Sleep, Wyoming seeks a full-time
housekeeper/groundskeeper. The primary focus will be cleaning the
main house, guest house, bunkhouses and conference office
facility on a regular basis. Additional duties may include some
groundskeeping. A small, but modern one bedroom home is offered,
and a salary of $2,000/month. To apply, forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seasoned, well-rounded, mature male seeking rural resident
caretaker role with limited supervision. Experienced with
off-grid homesteads in extreme winter conditions, including
Alaska, Yukon. Animal, nature lover. Self-sufficient,
accountable, autonomous, competent, honest, driven, creative
problem solver. Excellent physical fitness, swimmer, late 30s.
Skilled in carpentry, construction, maintenance, tree work,
animal care, permaculture, gardening, small-engine operation.
Enjoy simple living with books. Practicing lifelong intellectual
curiosity balanced with spiritual inquiry. Former professional in
healthcare, finance, consulting. Caring, collaborative
communicator. Genuinely seeking to understand and connect.
Substance-free, smoke-free. Desiring respectful, well-adjusted
professional relationship based on trust, transparency,
mutuality, and reason. Non-reactive, non-defensive dialogues
rooted in integrity are important. Require work plans and
instructions be clear, organized and actionable. I put myself
into and am fulfilled by my work. Seeking winterized cabin,
stipend, and solitude. Willing to relocate. Immediate
availability for long-term. Have 4WD, personal power tools,
resumes, references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Friday, October 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA

PART-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER REQUIRED for a holiday property just
north of Gracetown in southwest Western Australia, commencing as
soon as possible. Minimum employment period is six months. Duties
include caretaking of two houses, grounds care, general
maintenance and some cleaning (window cleaning). In return, a
small salary will be offered with room to park your caravan. A
small self-contained, furnished unit is also available as
accommodation. If you’re currently in Western Australia with
your caravan, then please register your interest by sending your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A COUPLE to perform caretaker duties at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Lake Tahoe. This beautiful Lodge has
undergone major renovations and has been converted into a unique
event venue for weddings, corporate retreats, private events, and
family reunions. The goal is to continue renovations at the lodge
to enhance its event capabilities, while also reopening the
Lodges bar and restaurant when event season is slow. This
position requires a couple that is comfortable with guests from
all walks of life, prior event and hospitality experience, and a
strong maintenance background for upkeep of this picturesque
property. Please send your resume in a Word document to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED ASAP. A Westchester, NY based
family is seeking an experienced domestic couple to assist with
the upkeep of their home. The couple will work as a team to
complete detailed housekeeping, household projects, cooking,
driving, and vehicle maintenance. Applicants must be
professional, have the ability to work without day-to-day
direction, and should be looking for a long-term commitment. This
is a live-in opportunity with competitive compensation. You must
have prior experience with a private family or on a yacht. Please
email resumes ASAP to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I’m a responsible, hardworking and very cleanly person, seeking
a caretaking assignment in the Spokane, WA area starting November
1, 2020. I’m easy to work with and am dependable. I love pets
and have a delightful 6-year-old, well behaved pup who loves
everyone! I work at Sacred Heart as a respiratory therapist in
the critical care arena. I’d love to keep your home clean and
safe in your absence. Best wishes, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 8, 2020

CALIFORNIA

EQUINE AND RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Gridley, California. A
beautiful, serene horse ranch located between Live Oak and
Gridley is seeking one ranch caretaker for grounds, housekeeping
and agriculture operations. Housing and utilities may be provided
(studio room suitable for one person only) as part of the
compensation. The job duties will include feeding the horses,
stall and paddock mucking, turning horses out in pastures, move
among pastures and barn, ensure the horse barn, pastures, water
troughs, and surrounding areas are cleaned and maintained, horse
care: feed, brush, apply halters and fly masks, facilities
maintenance (fencing, gates, doors, water faucets, etc.), yard
maintenance including mowing, weed eating, watering, quad
operation, irrigation/watering, and some housekeeping. Must be
drug free, with a clear background check, and good communication
skills. Must have the ability to lift 25 - 100 lbs., and have the
ability to twist, bend, kneel, and climb, and use hand tools. The
work is primarily outdoors. The terrain might be slippery, wet,
and/or uneven. Must safely operate an ATV/UTV. Must be honest,
dependable, and reliable. Prefer previous equine experience,
however all applicants will be considered. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to make an appointment to visit the ranch
and/or discuss compensation, qualifications, and living
arrangements and also send your resume and information to the
same email address. Thanks.

CONNECTICUT

A CARETAKER POSITION IS AVAILABLE for a great estate in
Greenwich. A family is looking to hire an experienced hands-on
caretaker to oversee their very large property in Greenwich. The
position can be live-in at the three bedroom guest house,
including with the candidate’s wife and kids. This is an
amazing expanse of 30 acres plus with manicured lawns and wild
grass and requires an individual who enjoys nature and who is
highly resourceful. Responsibilities include: systems and
buildings maintenance (the two main residences plus a guest
house), grounds management, mowing of grass, pool maintenance
working on tractors, vendor supervision, vehicle upkeep,
shoveling of snow. The caretaker will also be responsible for
overseeing landscaping crews and other subcontractors. While not
required, the ability to carry out some of the landscaping work
is a plus. The compensation package includes a competitive
salary, and private accommodations. This is a year-round
position. To apply, please send your cover letter and
professional resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

IDAHO

WINTER HORSE RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Weiser, Idaho. Looking for
a ranch caretaker starting January 1st through April 1st. Must
have experience with horses (feeding, water, clean stalls, groom,
turn out, feed cats, fix fences, etc.). Housing available. To
apply, please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

MANAGEMENT TEAM OPPORTUNITY: Located 40 miles southeast of Crater
Lake National Park our ranch has two miles of river front on the
renowned Williamson River. We have a 25 year history of lodging
and fly-fishing that attracts guests from all over the world.
Senior owners are looking for the right team to assist managing
all aspects of operation. Basic skills required: plumbing,
electric, equipment, garden, computer, internet, housekeeping,
and of course great people skills to accommodate and interact
with guests. Two guest houses, with a total of eight beds. The
busy season is May through September and requires full-time
attention. The off season, October through April, is much slower.
Compensation includes a 1,700 sq. ft. house, utilities, ranch
lifestyle and a modest salary with an opportunity for performance
bonuses. Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

PART-TIME ANIMAL CARETAKER NEEDED in exchange for rent in Temple,
TX. We live on a small ranch with many animals including horses,
pigs, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. We are looking for someone
to feed, water and maintain their living spaces, about four hours
a day, five days a week. In exchange we will provide a private
living quarters. It’s a single bedroom and bathroom, living
room and kitchenette. Utilities included, plus a small stipend.
If preferred, we can provide a private room in the main house,
with its own entry and bathroom, and all utilities. Experience is
a plus but not mandatory. We are looking for someone
hard-working, diligent, trustworthy and highly reliable. Please
reply by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER AVAILABLE. Will work in exchange for rent in the
Emeryville, CA area. I will caretake, work on your property in
exchange for RV space, preferably in a country setting. Am
willing to travel. Am a hardworking carpenter, trustworthy and am
a handyman and Jack of all trades Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

CALIFORNIA

FULL-TIME RANCH AND ANIMAL CARETAKER COUPLE needed at a small
farm/kennel in Camarillo, CA. Must live on our property. Housing
and utilities will be provided, along with a salary of
$50,000/year. Ranch vehicle will be available. Responsibilities
include feeding, and caring for the animals (dogs, goats, and
chickens). Responsibilities will include grounds maintenance,
security, cooking, housekeeping and laundry. Owners are disabled
and may need occasional assistance. Must have a background
working with animals, monitoring animal appearance/behavior and
reporting any issues. Looking for a couple to ensure the health
and safety of the animals. Must have a valid California driver's
license. Must be non-smokers, dependable, hardworking, and honest
and drug free. Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more info.

FLORIDA

PROPERTY CARETAKER with their own RV needed year round in
Loxahatchee, in Palm Beach County. Our five acre property with
four RVs and needs a groundskeeper and light maintenance for
approximately 10 -12 hours weekly in exchange for FHU, 50amp,
Wi-Fi, cable and laundry. Prefer a single or couple long-term.
Must be honest, and able to pass a background check. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in:
- Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
- Mechanical/Machinery skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
- Handyman skills
- Livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals)
- Construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.)
- Event planning like weddings
In exchange, you will be provided with a house (separate from the
main residence), free utilities/rent, and use of a vehicle.
Quality of life - living the dream. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER TEAM needed in Bloomington. A
senior building in Bloomington needs a full-time team handling
caretaking and light maintenance responsibilities. A two bedroom
apartment plus salary provided. To apply, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

AUSTRALIA

AN ONSITE CARETAKING COUPLE is required for a busy treehouse
resort and restaurant in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We
require live-in after hour caretakers who are hard workers, have
great customer service and a positive can do attitude. This
ideally suits a couple needing accommodation with practical
skills and outgoing personality. In general, the role entails
mornings (6:30am - 8am) setting up the cafe area, delivering
baked breakfast items for guests and opening up the reception
area in the morning. In the evenings (4:30pm - 7pm) delivering
meals to guests, late check-ins, answering after hours phone
calls, clean and pack away laundry area, closing up cafe and
reception areas and occasionally locking up and pack up cafe
later in the evening after a wedding. Essential criteria includes
excellent phone skills, basic maintenance skills for after hour's
call outs, efficient work habits, being flexible and willing to
cover when needed. Desirable skills include: IT knowledge, prior
experience in reception or cleaning departments, and RSA and
First Aid certificates would be beneficial. No animals are
permitted due to our location. This is a live-in position with
amenities. There is a possibility of picking up more shifts for a
wage top up. This position is two days per week. Please call for
more information by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FLORIDA

LOOKING FOR A PAIR OF RESPONSIBLE, NEAT, AND HARDWORKING PEOPLE
to take care of a 4-acre oceanfront property in Islamorada, FL.
Expected 20 hours/week of work between the couple, comprising
roughly of 60% yard maintenance, 15% domestic cleaning, 15% small
repairs, 10% various errands. Outdoor physical labor is expected
year-round – good physical shape is a must. Compensation is a
free rent of a lovely recently-built two bedroom cottage with all
appliances and utilities included. There is no salary. For more
details and to apply visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

New York State home with acreage needed ASAP. Will house-sit,
rent, rent-caretake, or consider rent with option. Professional
working at home with five dogs and excellent references. All
areas of Upstate NY considered. Home must be livable with working
utilities, unfurnished OK, pet security deposit OK. No shared
properties. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, I am loving awareness – that’s what my front car plate
reads. I am mindful, kind, and skilled, honest, responsible, with
permaculture design certification, edible landscape design,
nontoxic yard /garden care. I can repot your indoor plants. I can
process your garden harvest into the recipe you choose for
canning, while I am housesitting for you. I can paint a room with
nontoxic paint, to your specifications while I am housesitting
for you, and oil woodwork. I am good with healthy animals, to be
conversed about on an interview. I sing often, play music a lot
and love nature. I have years of experience, and referrals. Your
home and land will feel great to you upon your return. I am
available for long-term appointments, paid modestly. Many
Blessings, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME, MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a small estate
(five acres) in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC. This place
is a true Shangri-La with quiet, peaceful surroundings and on a
private road surrounded by other estates and yet near anything
you may want or need. Duties include caring for cars, property,
pool, horses, etc. Must be neat, organized and non-smokers.
Keeping house clean, laundry, ironing, some cooking and
occasional dinner parties. Separate living quarters (700 sq. ft.
apartment) on the property with free utilities included. Salary
will be between $50,000 to $70,000 per year for the couple
(depending on qualifications and references), with
hospitalization a possibility. No children, but pets will be
considered. To apply, please forward your resume and references
to caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Northern Virginia
Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MONTANA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a small, recreational ranch in
Central Montana. Must provide comprehensive, year-round
caretaking services for a small, recreational ranch owned by
seven families in Stanford, MT. The ranch comprises 1,400 acres
of contiguous deeded land adjacent to the Little Belt Mountains
in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The ranch includes a five
bedroom lodge; caretakers home; several barns, shops and
outbuildings; tack room and tack; corrals and fences;
tennis/pickle ball court; trout pond; 15 +/- horses; and ranch
related vehicles, tools and equipment—all of which are
hereafter collectively referred to as the “buildings,
facilities and equipment”. The ranch is used regularly by the
owner’s families and guests for a four to five month period
during the summer from June 1 to September 30, and is used
intermittently in May, October and November. The ranch is closed
for five months from December 1 to April 30. The ideal candidate
would exhibit good interpersonal skills and welcome living in a
remote Montana environment and possess a respect for nature,
wildlife. Requirements: US citizen; valid driver’s license and
acceptable driving record; ability to perform physical tasks,
such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy items, bending,
standing, climbing or walking; ability to perform usual and
customary housekeeping tasks, lawn and yard maintenance, wood
cutting and splitting, shoveling, building and fence maintenance,
and operate tractor and hand and power tools; general knowledge
of building maintenance and equipment use. Mechanical repair and
carpentry skills are a plus, along with a general background with
horses. Applicants must be personable, energetic, self-motivated
and require little daily direction. Compensation includes use of
year-round four bedroom furnished home with an attached two car
garage plus utilities; use of the ranch pickup and gasoline for
ranch related activities; plus additional salary and benefits to
be determined, depending on qualifications and experience. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME RANCH MAINTENANCE CARETAKERS needed at a 400-acre
gentleman's ranch in Pilot Point, TX. Couples welcome. Looking
for a hardworking, pleasant, energetic couple to manage
everything. There are several houses on the ranch that need
maintaining, housekeeping, and home cooking, and gardening.
Experience with horses, cattle, tractor work, haying, and
preferably irrigation skills are needed. One home on the property
will be used intermittently as a rental for a small number of
guests, so B&B hospitality is expected and experience with Vrbo
(or Airbnb) is a bonus. We are looking for a fantastic couple
with a "jack of all trades" approach to maintain a ranch with
beautiful homes. Housing is provided. Non-smoking required. To
apply, please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME, MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a small estate
(five acres) in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC. This place
is a true Shangri-La with quiet, peaceful surroundings and on a
private road surrounded by other estates and yet near anything
you may want or need. Duties include caring for cars, property,
pool, horses, etc. Must be neat, organized and non-smokers.
Keeping house clean, laundry, ironing, some cooking and
occasional dinner parties. Separate living quarters (700 sq. ft.
apartment) on the property with free utilities included. Salary
will be $50,000 to $70,000 per year for the couple (depending on
qualifications and references), with hospitalization a
possibility. No children, but pets will be considered. To apply,
please forward your resume and references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Northern Virginia Position”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

SKILLED GARDENER, COOK AND CARETAKER seeking free rent for my
skills in the Bellingham, Washington Area. I am a skilled,
retired and clean gentleman. I do not drink alcohol nor smoke
tobacco. I am clean and respectful of people's property. I am
friendly to animals and can be a good animal caretaker. I am
interested in swapping my services, including landscaping,
gardening, painting, yard work, cooking, some adult care etc.,
for free rent in a large room in a clean country home. I do
occasionally clam and sometimes will salmon fish. Photography is
also another recreation of mine. I do have reliable
transportation. I have taken care of a partially handicapped wife
while her husband was working. I also took care of a 78-year-old
man with MS until he returned home unconscious from a hospital
and then passed away four days after he returned home. I did not
charge any money nor did I receive money for my services.
However, I had two days off each week. I am healthy and do not
have any symptoms of the corona virus or any other ill health. I
do have references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 28, 2020

ARIZONA

WE ARE SEEKING A RELIABLE COUPLE for our four acre horse property
in northeast Tucson, available early in 2021. We are here
November through April, and then we and our two horses and two
dogs leave for an Arizona mountain home. When we are here, the
work averages 15 - 20 hours weekly, and much less when we are
away. The setting is quiet and beautiful, with stunning views of
the Catalina and Rincon Mountain ranges. The community is gated
and is surrounded by horse ranches. Our immediate neighbors have
donkeys that love treats. We are finishing the construction of a
new separate open concept caretaker house with a garage, two
bedrooms, washer and dryer and small storage room. It is just
under 1,000 square feet of living space indoors plus a covered
patio with mountain views. In the summer months when we are away
you will have use of a gorgeous pool, barbecue and outdoor
seating around a fire-pit. We provide all utilities year-round
(internet, power, water, garbage pickup, heating/cooling). You
must be totally nonsmoking, non-drinking and not users of any
drugs, and must love animals! You must have horse care
experience. Work consists of caring for two gentle horses,
occasional dog sitting, cleaning our house when we are here,
maintaining the pool, landscaping, drip irrigation, and the barn
(horses are not stalled so the barn houses hay, tools and tack),
taking care of equipment, and performing occasional home repairs
and upkeep as needed. You should be able to maintain an ATV and
manure spreader. No salary is provided. The job is perfect for a
retired couple or for people who work from home. You would be
free to have some outside work, and we are flexible when it comes
to time off for family visits, vacations, etc. We want people for
the long term, who will think of this as their home. We have a
year-round caretaker family at our mountain home and they have
been with us for about four years and we consider them friends.
Caretakers at our former Tucson home have also become friends and
occasionally house sit for us at our current home. We would
provide you with current and former caretaker contact information
as our references. We look forward to hearing from you. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE with their own van for about
three months from late October in the Barcaldine, Queensland
area. We will be away from the property from time to time for
short trips with flexibility around the dates. Being a short
drive on bitumen to the town of Barcaldine, we have excellent
mobile coverage and easy access to everyday services in a
friendly community. The location means that you can enjoy the
expanse and isolation of living on a working sheep and cattle
property, whilst in close proximity to a well serviced town. If
you are a reliable, active, outdoor couple with your own van and
currently located in Queensland, please make contact with us to
discuss this as we have flexible requirements. We will provide a
site for your van, free power and water, access to a bathroom and
laundry, as well as a weekly retainer to undertake the agreed
caretaking responsibilities (such as stock/water runs,
supervising automated livestock feeding systems, watering the
house garden and minor/light maintenance jobs). Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE within the
next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker position:
Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities, Wi-Fi,
and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat
or small dog is okay. Must have good handyman, landscaping skills
and good credit scores. If you are the type that likes to keep
busy each day and especially on your own time schedule, do not
pass up the opportunity to check this fabulous property out.
Housing and salary to be discussed depending on your skills and
your qualifications. If you would like to live on five private
acres without major expenses, this is the place. Single
individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the
property. Please email or fax your resume, listing all of your
handyman and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and
current references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK

COUNTRY LIVING AND HORSIN' AROUND. Looking for a strong, hardy,
compassionate person to live on site and care for the rescued
equines at Peaceful Acres - wonderful horses, donkeys, mules,
minis and a friendly goat. Located in New York between Albany and
Saratoga, our farm has rolling hills, beautiful views, barns and
yurts. Cabin housing and a stipend included. A love for the
outdoors and equine care is a must. Must have horse care
experience and be able to drive a tractor to primarily
participate in feeding and light maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

SKILLED GARDENER, COOK AND CARETAKER seeking free rent for my
skills in the Bellingham, Washington Area. I am a skilled,
retired and clean gentleman. I do not drink alcohol nor smoke
tobacco. I am clean and respectful of people's property. I am
friendly to animals and can be a good animal caretaker. I am
interested in swapping my services, including landscaping,
gardening, painting, yard work, cooking, some adult care etc.,
for free rent in a large room in a clean country home. I do
occasionally clam and sometimes will salmon fish. Photography is
also another recreation of mine. I do have reliable
transportation. I have taken care of a partially handicapped wife
while her husband was working. I also took care of a 78-year-old
man with MS until he returned home unconscious from a hospital
and then passed away four days after he returned home. I did not
charge any money nor did I receive money for my services.
However, I had two days off each week. I am healthy and do not
have any symptoms of the corona virus or any other ill health. I
do have references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

ARIZONA

RANCH/FARM HAND/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED in Southern Arizona. A
beautiful ranch home with horses, cattle, sheep, chickens and
dogs is in need of a willing hand. The job entails feeding,
cleaning up after and maintaining the animals. Also will require
some property management, equipment maintenance skills and lots
of projects. Salary depends on experience. This is full-time 40
hours spread over five to six days/week. Must be flexible on
changing a weekly schedule and work well independently. A private
two bedroom residence will be provided. Please send information
on your skill set and experience. You can bring your own horse or
ride mine. To apply please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

COUPLE WANTED FOR CARETAKING WORK on our property near White
Cliffs, New South Wales. We would like you to arrive on Friday,
September 25th, we’d show you around on Saturday the 26th of
September, we’d leave Sunday the 35th and we’d arrive back
around Monday, October 5th. We are a family of six and a run
50,000 hectares station with sheep, cattle and goats the main
enterprises. We are looking for a fit active and happy couple who
are interested in experiencing an outback station life and
willing to do some light duties such as checking waters and
looking after gardens and domestic animals while we are away for
a week or two. Previous experience would be helpful but not
essential. For a longer term position, there would be a position
for a qualified heavy machine operator and some station duties
and also some domestic and childcare, both with flexible hours.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom Napa home
from the beginning of November through the end of December, while
I’ll be out of the country. I have four cats which also will
need to be taken care of – so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. You will need to reside in my home and take care
of my cats here. Please email me a letter about yourself and if
you are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able to provide
checkable references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

CARETAKER AND DOG-SITTER NEEDED in the Colorado Mountains, near
Keystone. This is a long-term opportunity for an active,
dependable animal and nature lover. Could be an individual or
couple with an outside income. Share our 10-acre ranch home, with
walking distance to the wilderness all around us (please be aware
that we are at 9,000+ feet above sea level here). A separate
studio apartment will be exchanged for housesitting and being a
helping hand with several of our beloved dogs when we are away.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly lady in the Biscayne
Park/Miami Shores area. Will provide room and board plus a salary
to care for a single elderly lady who is recovering from a
stroke. The room is in a two bedroom/one bath home with laundry.
Her care will require cooking, bathing, and full care. The owner
also has a cat and a dog. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a rental property in Duluth. Looking for a
trustworthy, responsible individual to be the caretaker of a
small apartment complex in Duluth. The job will require mowing,
snow removal, and a few other tasks and overseeing the property.
Basic knowledge of plumbing and electricity a plus. The caretaker
will need to make at least a two year commitment. In exchange we
offer a free one-bedroom apartment with all utilities included.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

BASKING RIDGE AREA - Housesitter needed from the day after
Thanksgiving to right after New Year’s Day, to look after two
dogs, two cats, three goldfish, and our garden. You will be
responsible for feeding our animals, and watering the indoor
plants, no exercise required for the pets. Our pets are very
well-behaved, so you should have no problems with them. We would
prefer a live-in housesitter, but will also consider twice daily
visits to our home for feeding/watering duties from any local
applicants. Might need to shovel the front walk if it snows.
Please email why you would be interested in housesitting and
taking care of our pets, and provide at least three checkable
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Michaelangelo Rosario, I am searching for a caretaker
position. I enjoy this type of contribution and with 30 years of
experience, I truly wish to bring a high level of
professionalism, integrity, and expected serenity into your home.
I have hands-on experience in all phases of housekeeping. I cook,
do formal serving, and personal fitness training with a security
background. I am wonderful with pets and have worked directly
with outside vendors such as landscapers and other tradespeople.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 21, 2020

BELIZE

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER NEEDED on a four acre
small Caribbean Island in Belize. It is possible to earn your
living by renting out one cabin via Airbnb! Currently there are
restrictions for entering the country. Please get updates on
https://belizetourismboard.org or personal inquiry! We need a
couple in good mental and physical condition, who feels confident
living alone with a pig at our remote island in very simple
environment ASAP. Frugal dealing with resources is required.
Electricity comes from our solar system and drinking and using
water from rain water harvest. Your job would be: being present
at the island 24/7 and looking after and feeding Piggy, a free
living, dominant and not castrated male pig, maintaining and
controlling the water and solar system, cleaning the beaches and
trails, moving some sea weed, watering the plants and other small
maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the sky,
sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go snorkeling or
fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga spots, or just
seize the day. Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with two burner gas
stoves, and basic equipment. There is no boat on the island. All
supplies you need, you have to bring when you come in a hired
motorboat from the mainland. There is no delivery service!
Depending on the weather, there might be some sandflies. The
shower is outside, along with a compost toilet. We have perfect
conditions for snorkeling and fishing in shallow waters around
the island. Weak Internet and cellphone service are available on
the island! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER needed. A private ranch is
looking for a full-time, year-round caretaker/ranch manager in
rural Colorado on 300 acres near Gunnison. The property has three
dwellings, a large workshop and barn, with two irrigated
pastures. Need a caretaker with a combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience. Backhoe,
tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required. Work
requires road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture
work with a large irrigation system. General household
maintenance, repair and cleaning required. No livestock
currently, but could be added in the future. Looking for someone
who is a self-starter with the initiative and ability to research
problems for a solution. The benefits package will include
full-time housing available on the ranch, and a salary based on
experience. References required. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

FULL-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER NEEDED near Athens, Georgia.
Caretaker needed for a three horse farm in Statham, GA. This is a
non-smoking facility. Must have a clean background. Must have
horse knowledge and a calm and kind nature. House provided for
the caretaker. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info. 

UTAH

A HOUSESITTER is needed in suburban Salt Lake City from the day
after Thanksgiving until February 1 2021, while the owners are
away. Must be a dog-lover too, as we have one small dog. We have
a large, five bedroom, fully furnished house with all amenities
in an upscale neighborhood, near schools and shopping centers,
and close to the I-15. Very light duties are expected and include
watering the plants, taking care of the yard and communicating
with the owners via email, or by cell phone if any emergencies
develop. If interested, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include references of your past housesitting and/or dog-sitting
experience. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

ARE YOU A PROPERTY OWNER who was adversely affected/impacted by
COVID-19 and by default summarily left your property seeking
refuge, and not intending to return? Are you consequently needing
a highly qualified Property Caretaker to secure your
property/grounds? I'm Michael, I'm actively seeking a position as
a Property Overseer/Caretaker and or "light" House Manager with
the potential to evolve into an expanded role. The position would
consist chiefly of being an on-site presence providing
unparalleled service, i.e. watchful/eagle eye on your high end
property/grounds; offering exceptional/sterling and superlative
care; safeguarding your coveted/prized property. The core
internal duties would be general maintenance/upkeep, and cleaning
to deep cleaning. Externally, it would potentially include light
landscaping, snow removal; to be determined. Optimally, it would
be year round but am open to a seasonal position. A skeletal
overview of my aggregate experience (15 years +) includes being
the Primary Caretaker for a mini estate pristinely maintained and
presided over to a Houseman (New York City) and House Manager for
a resort in the High Desert of California. Collectively, I've
worked in a variety of disparate domestic related capacities
rounding out the overview. I possess a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
replete with dynamism, worldliness and unequaled professionalism.
Moreover, for your personal assurance I'm decidedly a
non-smoker/non-drinker; the embodiment of "straight
laced"/straight arrow, double degreed with a conservative
sensibility. Open to all geographical locations, nationally or
internationally. As a compensation package I'm seeking a
minimal/negotiable salary with Live-In/Live-On premises either in
the main house or Guest House. I can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Friday, September 18, 2020

ALASKA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at a fly in wilderness lodge that
borders the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge. The caretaker
position is from October 15, 2020 to May, 2021. The lodge is on
an ice free river, so Trout and Char fishing can be done all
winter, along with trapping and skiing. We are off the grid. We
provide: a heated caretaker cabin, food, fuel, internet and
salary. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
pictures and more info. Must be self-sufficient, healthy and
handy with small engines. Pets are welcome. Please send your
references and work related skills and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED ONSITE in exchange for rent. Looking
for an older skilled single caretaker (possibly a couple) to live
onsite and care for a small estate on Spring Lake, MI. The
caretaker candidate would have access to a private small one
bedroom/one bathroom cottage at no cost in exchange for ongoing
care of the property following items: general handyman skills
required, carpentry, home renovation skills a plus, lawn, tree
cutting, painting, toilet kit replacement, general home care
power wash, winterization and summarization, care of vehicles,
and general repairs of all kinds. Must be able to use a
smartphone for coordination of all tasks. The caretaker would be
responsible for posting photos of work before, during and after
jobs, take pride in their work and be dependable, be able to
complete to do items in a reasonable time frame, be honest and
trustworthy with excellent references, and have excellent
organizational skills. The best fit caretaker candidate would be
an over 50 single who takes pride in their work and enjoys a
quiet private environment. We may consider a husband and wife
arrangement in the event wife also would help with daily house
chores, cleaning, etc. this could be discussed. This is a
month-to-month renewable contract with longer term possible. If
interested, please inquire via text with your
resume/skills/history and text via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please
do not call until an interview is requested. A full background
check and excellent references will be required.

OREGON

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Grants Pass. My wife and I (70’s)
and our Labrador Retriever live in a beautiful and secluded 5,000
square foot log cabin located on 16 acres overlooking the Rogue
River with an organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard and chicken
coup. We have some health issues and we need a couple to take
care of the property and keep our main house clean weekly. I
enjoy kayaking and working on the property, but need additional
help. We have a 1,500 square foot, two bedroom/den and two
bathroom caretaker’s log cabin on the property for you to live
in with a deck overlooking the Rogue River and our garden. This
modern cabin has air-conditioning, washer/dryer, refrigerator,
dishwasher and other amenities. We need about 25 hours/week or
more of caretaking on the property and home cleaning. Other
examples are lawn care, fertilization, weeding, trail/stair
repair, and housecleaning. The caretakers unit rents for
$1,600/month, so this would be covered by trading work for rent
as well as an additional $500/month for work done at $20/hour for
additional caretaking hours worked. We pay water, trash, cable
and the caretaker pays utilities. Skills required: vegetable
orchard gardening, power/hand tools, riding lawn mower,
landscaping, handyman, carpentry, cooking, house cleaning, and
caregiving. This position is perfect for a married couple with
some additional income like military, pension, or social security
who loves gardening with strong handyman and caregiving skills
who wants to live on the Rogue River. You must undergo a thorough
background check, have a valid driver’s license, and undergo a
significant interview process to apply for this position. To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

ARE YOU A PROPERTY OWNER who was adversely affected/impacted by
COVID-19 and by default summarily left your property seeking
refuge, and not intending to return? Are you consequently needing
a highly qualified Property Caretaker to secure your
property/grounds? I'm Michael, I'm actively seeking a position as
a Property Overseer/Caretaker and or "light" House Manager with
the potential to evolve into an expanded role. The position would
consist chiefly of being an on-site presence providing
unparalleled service, i.e. watchful/eagle eye on your high end
property/grounds; offering exceptional/sterling and superlative
care; safeguarding your coveted/prized property. The core
internal duties would be general maintenance/upkeep, and cleaning
to deep cleaning. Externally, it would potentially include light
landscaping, snow removal; to be determined. Optimally, it would
be year round but am open to a seasonal position. A skeletal
overview of my aggregate experience (15 years +) includes being
the Primary Caretaker for a mini estate pristinely maintained and
presided over to a Houseman (New York City) and House Manager for
a resort in the High Desert of California. Collectively, I've
worked in a variety of disparate domestic related capacities
rounding out the overview. I possess a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
replete with dynamism, worldliness and unequaled professionalism.
Moreover, for your personal assurance I'm decidedly a
non-smoker/non-drinker; the embodiment of "straight
laced"/straight arrow, double degreed with a conservative
sensibility. Open to all geographical locations, nationally or
internationally. As a compensation package I'm seeking a
minimal/negotiable salary with Live-In/Live-On premises either in
the main house or Guest House. I can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

CANADA

WINTER CARETAKERS NEEDED at Glendale Cove, BC. We are seeking a
seasonal caretaker couple to look after XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
which is a privately-owned floating resort in Glendale Cove,
Knight Inlet, British Columbia. The work months run from early
October 2020 until the end of April 2021, although date
flexibility may be required (start and finish dates). Our
caretaker position is unique in that the winter months offer a
high level of solitude and seclusion while working in a remote
environment with minimal interaction. The Lodge is accessible by
float plane and boat only. The caretaker couple should have a
genuine desire to work together and be able to demonstrate having
done so successfully in previous positions. Candidates should
have a proven ability to work in a remote setting for an extended
period of time. Experience in equipment, mechanical systems with
the ability to monitor off-grid equipment including power,
septic, fuel and electrical systems. Basic knowledge of
technology including computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, Internet
research, and record keeping. Be physically fit with the ability
to perform work in an outdoor environment with an ability to lift
30 to 50 pounds. It is a requirement to have a BC Boaters'
License and have experience operating small marine vessels in
variable ocean conditions. Ideally, applicants will be local and
familiar with the area. Friendly, good communication skills,
organized, responsible, solid work ethic, self-motivated. Neat
and clean appearance, and drug-free. Must be legally able to work
in Canada and be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Salary will be $2,400 per month (total, $1,200/each) for a
couple. A discretionary performance bonus eligibility is also
possible. Accommodation and meals are also included. There is
satellite internet access, and there is a satellite phone for
emergencies. We supply transportation by float plane from
Campbell River to the Lodge in the fall and back to Campbell
River in the spring. Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated.
To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

RV SITE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY on the East Coast of Florida (30
minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and garbage, and up
to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman, woman or couple
working 20 hours per week on the property. Full hookup, 50 amp,
provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding ducks and fish.
There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is passable. RV’s up to
38 feet have been here. No drugs allowed. If interested, please
send a note and references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.

UTAH

SEEKING A GENERAL MANAGER/INNKEEPER for a five room B&B in Moab
for the 2021 Season! This unique home has private Innkeepers
quarters, and five guest rooms. We are proud to have 5 star
ratings on TripAdvisor. Dedicated to green practices and organic
food (solar-powered). A like-minded Manager is essential. We pay
special attention to Zen/clean environment and beautification.
Managers must have hospitality management and work experience, be
in excellent physical shape, be the leader of the Team, and also
provide cooking, cleaning, and maintenance skills as needed. This
position is paid a salary over nine months, with winters off.
Housing on site may be an option. No pets, No tobacco users, and
no children. Resumes can be emailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature and experienced. Seeking a housesitting/pet sitting
position. My name is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I have been trusted
for over 18 years with family homes and their pets. I have over
18 references that you can contact today. I am 47-years-old,
traveling with my 10-year-old Australian Shepard-mix dog named
Karma, who loves other dogs. College educated and I have owned
three of my own businesses in the pet care industry from boarding
to canine warm water therapy. We are looking for a mid to
long-term (one month+ especially if out of NM)  paid
caretaking/house/pet-sitting position around Albuquerque/Santa Fe
or a city close to the beach in the U.S. We relocated to NM from
the mountains in Colorado, after eight years there. We can be
available with 30 days’ notice. Please email me for resume and
references at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 14, 2020

AUSTRALIA

THE CARNARVON SPACE MUSEUM requires a caretaker couple with their
own RV to assist our other couple to open and run our museum. You
must be honest, friendly and outgoing. Duties will include:
welcoming visitors, operate the museum, some cleaning, gardening
and some maintenance. We operate on a three days on and three
days off roster (subject to change). Free caravan site, power,
water and small wage included. Need to start in mid-October. For
further information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

RV SITE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY on the East Coast of Florida (30
minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and garbage, and up
to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman, woman or couple
working 20 hours per week on the property. Full hookup, 50 amp,
provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding ducks and fish.
There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is passable. RV’s up to
38 feet have been here. If interested, please send a note and
references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No drugs. Background
checks will be done.

HAWAII

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER in Haiku, on the island of Maui.
Will provide a furnished room for work trade. This would be
part-time help in exchange for the furnished room, all utilities,
covered parking, and Wi-Fi. Need somebody right away. Bonus paid
immediately. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OREGON

FULL-TIME RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED in Maupin, Oregon. Help
needed to feed cows/calves (between 30 to 50), maintain fences,
secure property, and other ranch maintenance. Salary will be
$3,000 month, and housing is a possibility for the right
candidate. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA

CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a full-time
job for a cat lover. Los Mininos (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is a
purpose built sanctuary near Boquete. Responsibilities include:
provide food and water, clean litter boxes, sweep, wash down
floors and walls with disinfectant, clean bowls and beds,
laundry, inventory supplies, maintain grounds and infrastructure,
other. Must also be able to figure dosages, administer meds
orally and by injection. Must be fluent in English (speaking,
reading, and writing). Intermediate level or higher Spanish
helpful. Must adore cats! Seeking a self-starter who can work
well with little supervision. Previous veterinary or cat
sanctuary experience helpful. An on-site one bedroom apartment in
exchange for partial salary will be provided, if interested.
Salary commensurate with experience/capability, and consistent
with local wages. Absolutely no drug or substance abuse allowed.
A drug test is pre-requisite for employment. Please email your
letter of interest or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE for an
experienced non-smoking female, who is fluent in English with a
vehicle and references. Private room with bathroom and separate
entrance in gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia plus work
at riverfront historic property one hour away. Salary is
$16/hour. Room rental is separate. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER AND CHEF COUPLE NEEDED for a unique Inn/B&B
property in the Jackson-Wilson area. The location is near the
Snake River at the base of the Grand Tetons, where there are
year-round outdoor activities. The couple must have comparable
experience living in a mountain destination. Requirements: one
must be an experienced B&B innkeeper with at least four years
managing at least eight rooms and three team members. The other
must be a professional, upscale, trained, farm-to-table chef.
Both must be outgoing, polished, live an active outdoor
lifestyle, embrace green ethics, are destination-oriented, and
can handle very high occupancy. Event management experience is
essential. The highlight of your day should be receiving profuse
thanks from guests, returning from adventures, for the guidance
you provided. Benefits: salary of $75,000, depending on
experience, 1½ days off per week, a one-bedroom apartment, and a
month off during shoulder seasons. Don’t miss this exciting
opportunity! Please submit your resume by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature professional writer seeking a caretaking/housesitting
position ASAP on a small farm in Tennessee. References available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED in tropical North Queensland at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
We are a lovely little quiet campground situated near Cooktown,
access is bitumen all the way. Looking for a positive, happy,
easy going couple with their own motorhome to join our team.
Probably required for about four to six weeks. Free powered RV
site provided in exchange for light duties, cleaning bathrooms
and gardening. We are pet friendly. We have a licensed restaurant
that runs only two nights per week (Thursday and Friday). Which
is a favorite with locals. Lots of great fishing spots and easy
access to Cape Tribulation if you have a 4WD. We are a family run
business, and have a caring loving atmosphere. If this sounds
like your cup of tea, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

BARN MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPING/RANCH HAND (COMBINED POSITION) NEEDED.
We are currently a private guest ranch for friends and family,
looking for a qualified individual to work and live at the ranch
full-time. The ranch is located in Rand, Colorado. The individual
we are looking for will need to wear many hats throughout the
year as acting Barn Manager, being responsible for Guest Services
and assisting the Ranch Manager with various tasks consistent
with those of a Ranch Hand. The ideal candidate should possess
good communication and interpersonal skills, exemplary attention
to detail, and have a strong work ethic with the ability to work
both autonomously and as a team, alongside the Ranch Manager and
other ranch employees and associates. This position reports to
the Ranch Manager. As Barn Manager, the candidate will need to
possess extensive equine experience as he/she will be responsible
for herd and barn management (cleaning of stalls/pens/runs,
maintaining equine equipment and facilities, working with horses,
knowledge of equine wellness and overall care, leading trail
rides for guests, etc.). Guest Services responsibilities will
consist of greeting visitors upon arrival, cleaning interior and
exterior of cabins/lodge/owner home, hot tub maintenance,
seasonal projects, assisting guests as needed, etc. The candidate
will also need to have an experienced skillset for Ranch Hand
tasks and responsibilities and willing to take direction from the
Ranch Manager regarding these tasks (fixing fence, general
maintenance, clearing trails, running equipment/tractors, skid
loader, etc.). Winter months are spent removing snow, general
ranch maintenance, etc. Summer months are spent haying, cleaning
barns, landscaping and irrigation projects, deep cleaning of
cabins/structures, etc. Longer summer hours are also necessary
during hay season. Some weekends, year-round, require guest
services for snowmobile rides, horseback rides, cookouts, etc. We
are looking for an individual that is up for the challenges of
this combined position, is trustworthy, takes great pride in
their work and will be a good steward of the land. Salary will be
competitive. There is a lot to care for and equally as much to
enjoy! To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(note, that's a zero before @)

NEW MEXICO

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER COUPLE to live on property in Santa
Fe County. Our awesome caretaker for the last few years is
retiring. We're searching for an experienced individual or horse
couple with extensive equine experience. Please reply only if
you've recently worked with horses and have extensive history
around horses. The horse care exchange includes a Guest House 25
minutes from Santa Fe, NM, and $500/month stipend. A beautiful
one bedroom with kitchenette, bath, 600 sq. ft. provided on a 20
acre property adjacent to 15,000 acres, with tile, high ceilings,
radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. It’s a peaceful
sanctuary for retired, work at home, nature types. There are four
horses with feed times 5½ days/week, two times a day at 7am and
6pm. A few hours per day for all work including grooming,
blanketing, mucking, etc. but we require individuals who are not
away from the property a lot. Partial weekends covered by others.
Pets okay. Non-smoking. One year commitment. Security deposit is
$850. Professional references are required. Our current caretaker
will serve as your reference for us. Kindly send your resume and
letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Position available
starting fall 2020 or possibly sooner. References are required.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER AVAILABLE in Flathead Valley, Montana. Highly
respected, twenty-two year officer of the Colorado State Patrol,
retired. Possess a strong work ethic with a diverse background
that supports the highest level of residential property care and
personal security. Extensive experience in all aspects of
Mountain Resort Management. Accomplished horseman. Available to
work as an individual or as part of a husband and wife on-site
management/property caretaker team. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

ALASKA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! A housesitting couple or
single needed for our 2,000 sq. ft. mountain home in Fairbanks
North Star Borough. Beautiful views, wildlife, privacy and quiet.
Dog lovers a must for our three dogs. We go south from
mid-December through early April. Need caring folks experienced
with home ownership/care, indoor plants, hot tub maintenance, and
heating with wood stoves and plowing the driveway. We have a
lovely home with a large master bedroom, and a huge kitchen.
House and all utilities paid in exchange for watching over our
home and taking care of our dogs. References and background check
required. No smokers, other pets or children, please. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME RANCH HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Conroe, TX. Must have knowledge of horses, fence building. The
salary will be $500 a week (or $300 a week and live-in
accommodation provided). To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

AN ORCAS ISLAND XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for live-in help.
Our highly rated small boutique Inn and Farm is looking for a
couple to clean rooms and do farm chores. Owners live on the
property. The primary duties are cleaning and preparing rooms.
Also, helping guests, whatever needs to get done. Must be
energetic, very responsible, work independently, have good
communication skills, be detail oriented and have housekeeping
experience. Must be active, healthy, and non-smokers. We are
providing a one bedroom apartment on the farm, including all
utilities in exchange for farm and garden chores. An hourly wage
will be paid for cleaning. Enjoy the beach, garden, kayaks,
animals and living on a waterfront farm. This job can be shared
as in the busy season we need more than one person on the farm as
back up. Hours fluctuate as winter is a slow season. To learn
more and see photos, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  and then
if interested, please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is a great opportunity for the right
couple.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ready, Willing+ Able. Single healthy man, 60, seeking a paid
live-in property caretaking position beginning Fall/Winter 2020.
I’ve been farming summers - Ski Patrolling winters, ready for a
change. I have a lifetime of garden, greenhouse, nursery,
livestock, grounds keeping, and maintenance experience on rural
properties. I’ve always cared for places as if they were my
own. I’ll beautify your place, I plant flowers! Self-starter,
detail oriented, hard worker. Prefer western US. Willing to make
a long-term commitment in the right situation. Remote properties
OK. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

ALASKA

A REMOTE ISLAND NEEDS A CARETAKER near Kodiak, AK. An old cannery
needs a caretaker to hangout and keep the vandals away. It’s a
good place to wait out the Covid pandemic. Applicants must be in
good physical health and condition. The hunting and fishing are
amazing (Halibut, Salmon and deer are plentiful here) and this is
the only private property on the island. Must be mechanically
inclined, chainsaw savvy, familiar with generators and small
engines. Pay is room and board only. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

A TOWNSVILLE DISTRICT SMALL FARM, in northeastern Queensland, is
offering a powered site with town water for a single person or
couple with their own caravan or motorhome in exchange for a few
hours help per week with watering, gardening, mowing, and
occasionally feeding chooks and sheep etc. This is a great place
to be based to explore the Townsville region, close to amenities,
and 10 minutes from a shopping center. Dump point and en-suite
toilet on site. Prefer that you stay for two weeks minimum. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

CARETAKER/CONCIERGE COUPLE needed for a High End Guest/Working
Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The couple will be
responsible for grounds and building maintenance, housekeeping,
kitchen and provisioning assistance and concierge service. A
background in high-end mountain guest ranch hospitality is
preferred, with snowmobile, winter sports, fishing and shooting
experience helpful. Must be dedicated, honest and flexible with
an eye for detail. Must be able to work with minimal supervision
while meeting the needs of the ranch owners, managers, and guests
with a positive and fun attitude. This is a long-term position
that is full-time for both people from approximately May 1st
until October 15th each year. Full-time for the man and part-time
duties for the woman during the winter. Competitive
salary/benefits and year-around housing available for the right
couple. Please send a joint cover letter, separate resumes and
photos to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and reference job #
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Unencumbered 57-year-old woman returning to school near Reading
PA seeks a housesit, rental, or other living arrangements in the
wooded countryside. Camper, cabin, etc. Just a small space to
sleep and study. Albany Township, Berks County or any comparable
area within 40 minutes of Sinking Spring, PA. Also late June 2021
I will be seeking the same in Centre County: Haines Township,
Ingleby. Winter 2021/22 Texas. Kindly call me for personal
references, abilities, and with ANY information you may have.
Airbnb has taken any possibilities off the market. Thank you,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, August 31, 2020

ARIZONA

EXPERIENCED, PART-TIME, ON-SITE CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED in
Sonoita, AZ. We are seeking a mature and physically capable
couple well-seasoned in the care of horses to join us at our
beautiful rural ranch in the mountains of Southern Arizona. The
work includes taking care of equines and some smaller animals –
feeding, removing manure, safe operation of tractor, cleaning and
filling water tanks as needed, and other animal care duties such
as healthcare as needed, holding animals for vet or farrier, etc.
This position requires that workers have significant recent
equine care experience, and are open to learning our methods of
care specific to each animal's needs. Heavy lifting is required,
as is the ability to be responsible, dependable, detail oriented,
able to work independently once trained, able to follow
directions, able to see and hear, and to communicate. We also
have a vacation rental property so our ideal candidate would be
capable of very detailed commercial cleaning (to include new
COVID best practices) between guests. We require workers to be
tobacco and drug free and we cannot have heavy alcohol consumers
around the animals. We are a peaceful, quiet ranch and are
seeking a couple who gets along well who can work together or
separately. Handyman skills are a plus. The work is part-time. We
request 22 hours/week in animal care in exchange for
housing/utilities, or if you have your own RV, the exchange is 12
hours/week for site space and utilities. Additional work may be
available depending upon your abilities, and cleaning is a paid
position. We'd appreciate serious inquiries only from those with
experience. As mentioned, this is not a "can learn" job because
we do not have the ability to monitor a trainee on a daily basis
after a two week training period. Please let us know if you have
questions. If you are interested and meet the guidelines
mentioned, please email us with two work references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for your interest!

AUSTRALIA

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX situated in the Riverland Area of South
Australia is seeking a person or couple to take on light duties
at the club in return for a free caravan site for the duration of
the appointment. Duties would include, but not limited to:
mowing, weeding, watering, security and other minor tasks as
necessary. In return a caravan site for your travel trailer would
be made available along with access to showers, toilet, and
kitchen and clubhouse facilities. This would be ideal for a
retired or semi-retired person or couple. Please mail
applications in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or for more info
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER (PREFERABLY A COUPLE) WANTED to maintain a large
property in the Santa Margarita, California area. No children
please. Must be a mature, responsible person(s) with previous
caretaker experience with references. A credit and criminal check
will be ordered for each applicant. A mobile home is provided
with utilities included as well as a small monthly payment. The
ideal person(s) will be a can do person(s) who is trustworthy, is
in good health, has good communication skills and is drug free.
Your responsibilities will be maintaining the property, keeping
the main house clean, irrigating and maintaining plants, keeping
grounds and drains clean and free of weeds and debris, and
keeping the property secure. Previous experience with basic
handyman repairs, basic carpentry and plumbing skills,
maintaining irrigation system and housekeeping skills required.
Experience operating a blower, chainsaw, and weed whacker are
also required. Please send your resume and references via email
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in Midvale, in Washington County, Idaho. We
need someone to live on our seven acre view property, in our RV
or yours and take care of the general maintenance of the
property. You will be responsible for yard and garden work,
repairs, clearing the driveway in the winter, and maintaining
tools and equipment. We have all of the tools and equipment
(tractors, mowers, etc.). This would be perfect if you want to
get out in the country. Must have references and be non-smoker
and have no pets. Housing and salary provided. We are looking for
a long-term arrangement. Compensation will be living quarters and
$1,500 maximum US tax deduction for dedicated home offices for
self-employed workers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

LOOKING FOR A NEW START? We have an immediate opening for a
full-time live-in caretaker and handyman for a local business and
development company in Swiftwater, PA. Gentleman preferred (as
living quarters provided are with men), no drugs, and a small pet
is a possibility. Diverse duties include overall general building
maintenance, janitorial services, keeping of the grounds, light
carpentry, painting, etc., although the duties will increase as
pending projects require. Room and board provided, as well as
hourly wage, which is negotiable as per your level of experience.
Checkable references are required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Unencumbered 57-year-old woman returning to school near Reading
PA seeks a housesit, rental, or other living arrangements in the
wooded countryside. Camper, cabin, etc. Just a small space to
sleep and study. Albany Township, Berks County or any comparable
area within 40 minutes of Sinking Spring, PA. Also late June 2021
I will be seeking the same in Centre County: Haines Township,
Ingleby. Winter 2021/22 Texas. Kindly call me for personal
references, abilities, and with ANY information you may have.
Airbnb has taken any possibilities off the market. Thank you,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

If you need a capable experienced housesitter/caretaker, look no
further. I'm your man. Dependable. Physically fit. Hard working.
Affable honest mature. Two degrees, Ivy League graduate. Will
lovingly care for your pets, animals, plants as if they were my
own, and keep your house and grounds clean shipshape and secure.
Gardening experience. Handy with tools/repairs. Non-smoker,
non-drinker. No meds. Have car, will travel. Prefer assignments
for two to three months or longer. My philosophy: Whatever the
task I give it my all. Impeccable references. To start the
conversation please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
Thursday, August 27, 2020

CALIFORNIA

VIEW XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Clear Lake, CA at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Looking for a Manager/Caretaker (preferably
a couple, non-smokers) to manage a small Log Cabin Resort located
on 500 feet of pristine lakefront property. This is a full-time
year around opportunity. Benefits include lodging, utilities,
Wi-Fi, and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). A cat or small dog
is allowed. The job requires someone knowledgeable in
groundskeeping, basic electrical and plumbing, and familiar with
well pumps. Cabin cleaning after guests is required and can get
very busy during the peak rental season. If interested in
Caretaking/Managing this charming 5-acre Gated Estate with three
Rustic Log Cabins, separate Luxury Guest Suite, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume and references to begin
processing. 

FLORIDA 

LIVE-IN NEEDED AT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Fort Myers, FL. An
80-year-old woman needs three meals, monitoring meds, assistance
onto her scooter from the walker, and taken to the clubhouse from
1:15pm - 5pm daily. Return for TV then dinner and tea. Afterwards
in room for the evening. Lois gets showered every three days. You
get free room and board, groceries delivered, Wi-Fi plus $100.00
weekly. Keep a tidy house, laundry, speaking English is
preferred. Three months; if agreeable then a year’s commitment.
Owner stays in the 3rd bedroom intermittently. Off time
1:30pm-4:30pm/7pm-10pm, paid leave when owners are on site.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX immediately. Pool hot tub sauna
gym adhere to club rules. Drug, alcohol and Covid free.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING AN EXTRA SET OF HANDS on a dairy farm
situated near Kurow in the Waitaki District, starting ASAP. This
could be a couple, or friends travelling together. We are ideally
looking for people who have milked cows before, or fed calves,
can ride a motorbike and have their own transport. Shared
accommodation on the farm provided, with other backpackers who
are also currently working on the farm. We operate a drug free
workplace, and you must have a current valid work permit to be
employed. If this sounds like something you would be interested
in giving a go and you have a really good work ethic and are a
quick learner, then please text or call us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to hearing from you soon,
Mark and Kate

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker available. Will work in exchange for rent in the Bay
Area. I will caretake, and work on your property in exchange for
RV space. Preferably in a country setting. Am a hard-working
carpenter, trustworthy, a handyman, and Jack of all trades. Am
looking for a place in the country around the Bay Area. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED for a cattle property in South Burnett,
Queensland, located 60km from Kingaroy. The property is about
2,000 acres with about 600 head of cattle. Duties will include
checking the windmill, water troughs, solar panels, and putting
out some supplementary lick if the drought continues. For
approximately 10 hours a week in return we offer a caravan site
with free electricity, water, shower, toilet and laundry, plus
free use of basic facilities in the cottage kitchen. Some paid
work is available if you’re interested. Need a caretaker for a
minimum time of three months. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.

COLORADO

RANCH HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Allenspark, Colorado. Our
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX housekeeper will assist the staff in all
aspects of their job. The housekeeper will help keep the lodge
clean, turn over cabins, do all student and guest laundry keep
ranch bathrooms clean and stocked, and keep all hospitality areas
organized. The housekeeper will report directly to the
Hospitality Manager. Essential functions include, but are not
limited to the following: greet our guests, students and other
guests with a smile and express a genuine appreciation for them,
follow state safety regulations based upon your job and for the
rest of the ranch, follow all ranch standard guidelines, sweep,
mop and vacuum floors in the lodge, dorm rooms and back rooms
regularly, clean and fold student and guest laundry in a timely
manner, responsible for maintaining housekeeping and ensuring
that the lodge and cabins stay clean, help clean, strip beds,
turn over and stock cabins before guests arrive in the cabins,
assures all bathrooms and showers on the premise are kept clean
and stocked with soap, paper towels and toilet paper, assist in
putting away deliveries when necessary, keep an inventory of any
cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies or cabin supplies, complete
any cleaning tasks brought to you by your supervisors, and assist
the Hospitality Manager in any Bed and Breakfast related tasks.
Must be willing to complete a medical exam after hire and able to
lift up to 40 lbs. and stand on your feet for up to four hours at
a time. Will need the availability to work most weekends and some
evenings. Salary will be $12 per hour. To apply, forward your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS 

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in:
- Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
- Mechanical/Machinery skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
- Handyman skills
- Livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals)
- Construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.)
- Event planning like weddings
In exchange, you will be provided with a house (separate from the
main residence), free utilities/rent, and use of a vehicle.
Quality of life - living the dream. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for an experienced, hardworking,
responsible Jack-of-all-trades to help us manage our rustic 30
acre facility in Bucks County, PA (outside of Philadelphia).
Duties and responsibilities will include electrical, plumbing and
carpentry work as well as field maintenance and painting. Every
day is different. The caretaker will live on site in our one
bedroom/one bathroom cottage (it is heated, has air conditioning,
has a kitchen, etc.). The cottage also has a working fireplace
and overlooks a small pond. Full background checks will be
required. Please email your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CONSIDERATION APPRECIATED. I was raised on a ranch and have been
working full-time on a ranch since the age of 16. For over 21
years I have gained the experience and knowledge needed to run a
successful working ranch. It is very important to me to have a
good relationship with my employer, employees, neighbors, and
affiliates. I work well both independently as well as with
others; being a self-starter and motivated worker allows for the
job to get done proficiently and efficiently. I believe that
there is more than one way of doing things and my ability to
adapt allows for room to learn and expand my abilities. I enjoy
raising cattle and take pride in my role of the process in
bringing quality beef to the tables of the American people. My
experience shows that I have been involved in all aspects of
ranch work, it is my way of life, and I take care of a ranch as
if it were my own. Above all else, I am a Servant of our Lord
Jesus Christ and He comes first in my life. I am called in the
ministry and sharing of the gospel of Jesus. If you are reading
this and are interested please feel free to call me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 24, 2020

ARIZONA

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER with their own RV needed at a
beautiful location in Southern Arizona. Seeking a single or
couple who are well versed in horse care and ranch duties for
part-time caretaking. Feeding, watering, manure removal,
doctoring, weeding, etc. Manual labor, heavy lifting required.
Must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, able to
follow directions, and able to get along with others. Exchange 12
hours/week of work for RV space with full hook-ups, laundry and
shared Wi-Fi. You must be self-contained, as we have no extra
bathroom for your use. Only pets that fit in your RV are
permitted. There is a possibility of extra paid work depending
upon your abilities. This would be great for someone with their
own (legal) side income. No tobacco/drugs/heavy alcohol use
permitted. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO/TEXAS

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for a Southern New Mexico and West
Texas location. Caretaker couple needed for a 100-year-old third
generation family ranch in Southern New Mexico/West Texas
(between Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns
National Park). This opportunity includes a $50,000 annual salary
for the couple, paid time off, housing, utilities, and truck for
work use. Hours are five days/40 hours a week with additional
hours/days as needed during owner visits or emergencies.
Housekeeping:
-Provide immaculate housekeeping for six homes of varying sizes.
-Coordinate with owners regarding grocery needs. Shop for food
and supplies.
-Special housekeeping and home organizing projects.
Groundskeeping:
-Total lawn maintenance and pest control for five acres
surrounding guest homes.
-Orchard care.
-General maintenance and troubleshooting for the houses.
-Maintain/service of the owner's vehicles, work vehicles, mowers,
and four-wheelers.
-Special groundskeeping and maintenance projects.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT
 
DUCK CARETAKER NEEDED at a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Huntington, in
Chittenden County, Vermont. We are currently accepting
applications for two live-on farm duck caretakers at our 1,300
acre Regenerative Vegan Re-Wilding Farm and Sanctuary. A six
month minimum commitment is required, with preference offered to
ethical vegans and those able to commit to one year. We observe
strict COVID practices (leave the farm for essentials, practice
social distancing and wear masks when out, wash hands first thing
upon return, no/limited guests, no out-of-state guests without
prior permission, etc.). Much of the work occurs inside our
large, insulated barn, and some will occur outdoors as weather
permits and ducks can go outside. Qualifications include
compassion for animals and great attention to detail. The job is
physical, and applicants must be able to lift 50#s. These
positions require that you live on our permaculture farm, and
work a minimum number of hours per week in exchange for very
nicely furnished farmstead accommodations which include, heat,
electricity, Wi-Fi, harvests from the permaculture orchard, and a
small monthly stipend. Further education can be arranged outside
of duck caretaking in exchange for assistance in the permaculture
system. You can apply for the in-residence internship or the
live-on farm part-time position. For full job descriptions and
application instructions, please see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please read the application very thoroughly.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PERSONAL CHEF - PROPERTY CARETAKER. Twenty-one years of providing
exceptional service to highly successful clients. Experience
includes: private chef, kitchen management, hospitality/tourism,
event planning, marketing, gardening/landscape, pet/horse care.
Interested in hot spring resorts, spiritual/healing retreat
centers as well as private properties. Possess a strong work
ethic, kind-hearted, holistic living and integrous. I travel with
a handsome, gentle, elderly registered therapy dog (Border
Collie). Seeking private housing or full RV hook-up in the
western states. Seasonal or long-term, salary negotiable. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, August 21, 2020

COLORADO

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. If interested please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no calls.

CONNECTICUT

SHARE THIS PARADISE WITH ME. Explore one of the most beautiful,
but unknown parts of the country. In historic, Sharon, CT, our
240-year-old stately home probably housed early patriots. Sharon
itself is beautifully protected with its famous town green. Help
us maintain our very special 26 acres of gardens, meadows, woods,
fields and stream. We open our home to short-term guests and
special events. There are many ways to share your talents and
interests. A charming small apartment and lots of open space are
available in return for basic maintenance plus salary for extra
work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your phone
number.

TEXAS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER CARETAKERS who can park their RV at
our Coastal Operations Center (Coop) and Volunteer Campground at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting in September 2020. The Coop
features RV hookups, showers, and an outdoor picnic pavilion to
make your volunteer experience convenient and comfortable. Take
advantage of this opportunity to camp at a world renowned birding
hot spot in exchange for 30 hours of service per week conducting
tasks such as monitoring sanctuaries, greeting visitors and
selling day passes, equipment maintenance, grounds keeping,
sharing information about our bird sanctuaries and more! This is
the inaugural year for our RV Volunteer program, so you will also
play a part in helping us hone and craft this opportunity for
future volunteers. We are looking for volunteers with knowledge
of birding (do not need to be experts, but must be interested in
learning more about birding and sharing that information with the
public), as well as skills in basic home maintenance. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CONSIDERATION APPRECIATED. I was raised on a ranch and have been
working full-time on a ranch since the age of 16. For over 21
years I have gained the experience and knowledge needed to run a
successful working ranch. It is very important to me to have a
good relationship with my employer, employees, neighbors, and
affiliates. I work well both independently as well as with
others; being a self-starter and motivated worker allows for the
job to get done proficiently and efficiently. I believe that
there is more than one way of doing things and my ability to
adapt allows for room to learn and expand my abilities. I enjoy
raising cattle and take pride in my role of the process in
bringing quality beef to the tables of the American people. My
experience shows that I have been involved in all aspects of
ranch work, it is my way of life, and I take care of a ranch as
if it were my own. Above all else, I am a Servant of our Lord
Jesus Christ and He comes first in my life. I am called in the
ministry and sharing of the gospel of Jesus. If you are reading
this and are interested please feel free to call me, John Walker
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED from early October until at least the end
of November, could go longer depending on length of harvest. We
have a hotel in the Thallon area in the Shire of Balonne,
Queensland. Duties will include bar work, kitchen (cooking and
preparation), cleaning of rooms and hotel common areas, staffing
off site coffee/food van, attending customer needs in the hotel,
general store/post office, and other general duties as they
arise. It will be necessary to get your “hands dirty”, be
energetic, and have the ability (at times) to work long hours
during the harvest period. Wages will depend on circumstances
(accommodation needs), but will be paid as per current award
rates. Australian applicants can ring the hotel at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further info. Thanks.

NEW MEXICO

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Torrance County, New Mexico. A cattle
ranch in central New Mexico is looking for a caretaker. This
position can vary based on abilities and experience. The owners
are not absentee, so if you are looking for absentee owners
please don’t call. Housing is included with a couple of stalls.
The house is one bedroom and probably won’t work for a couple
with kids. You can work with all levels of experience. Not a rope
and drag, whip and spur outfit and must be able to leave your dog
at the house. The closest Walmart is 80 miles away, but if you
are tired of all the Covid stuff, this might be a good change of
pace. House, utilities, and a base salary included. Must have
prior job references. Non-smoker preferred. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OREGON

LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. We are 10 minutes
from Eugene on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. Minimum commitment
through September 30 required. If you are interested, please
email your resumes and a photo of your RV to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Oregon Opportunity”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional Estate Manager/Property Caretaker position desired.
Broad expertise: Property Caretaking, Trades, Operations
Management, Logistics; project research and management,
contractor/vendor procurement and supervision, systems
maintenance, groundskeeping and landscape management, business
communications and record-keeping. Reliable, responsible,
resourceful; discreet, hands-on, organized, technology
proficient, and detail driven. Turnkey self-starter. Professional
references/recommendations available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX	

Monday, August 17, 2020

CALIFORNIA

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for part-time work on a small
ranch in Paso Robles, CA. We are seeking a stable, experienced
couple who are interested in a part-time caretaker position in
exchange for housing on-site (a one bedroom barn apartment) and
access to the use of our ranch property. The property is 20+
acres, fully fenced and cross-fenced, in rural East Paso Robles,
yet only five minutes into the town of El Paso de Robles. Our
neighbors are all vineyards and it is a very peaceful place to be
with amazing vineyard views. There is a main house on the
property which is being used as a seasonal vacation rental. The
work around the main house involves mainly landscaping and
grounds maintenance, light exterior home maintenance (blowing
leaves, sweeping, straightening outdoor furniture) between
guests, fence maintenance, and irrigation maintenance
(winterization). Specialty tasks like after guest cleaning and
pool maintenance are handled by a professional cleaning and pool
service. Ranch experience desired: irrigation tractor maintenance
(John Deere), Landscape: weed abatement/whacking, tree pruning
and care, seasonal fruit picking, fire break maintenance, rodent
abatement (mainly ground squirrels), barn/fence maintenance, dirt
road maintenance (patch holes). Must be familiar with the care of
chickens, collecting eggs, feed and care. Assistance with other
ranch duties as time allows. Wood work, light carpentry
opportunity for paid work may arise depending on your skillset.
In exchange for your part-time work, the position includes
on-site housing in a one bedroom barn apartment, with utilities
included: water, electricity, Internet access, and access to use
of the land with the owner’s permission (grazing animals,
growing some vegetable crops, etc.). Must live on-site, and you
can bring your livestock and pets with permission. There will be
a background and references check. To inquire, please email an
introductory message and resume highlighting the past caretaker
experience(s) you have had to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

SEEKING A LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER.  The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
located in downtown Wallingford, CT is a five suite boutique B&B.
We are looking for an energetic, detailed orientated
self-motivated individual to join our team and work with our
full-time Innkeeper and other staff.  Experience in all aspects
of Innkeeping, cooking, cleaning, hosting, greeting guests, etc.
Compensation to include a furnished one bedroom apartment on
premises with all utilities included and an hourly rate. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

POSITION AVAILABLE STARTING IMMEDIATELY in Santa Fe, NM. Our
awesome caretaker for the last few years is retiring. We're
searching for an experienced individual or horse couple with
extensive equine experience. Please reply only if you've recently
worked with horses and have extensive history around horses. The
horse care exchange includes a Guest House located 25 minutes
from Santa Fe, and $500/month stipend. A beautiful 600 sq. ft.
one bedroom with kitchenette and bath will be provided, on a 20
acre property adjacent to 15,000 acres, with tile, high ceilings,
radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. It’s a peaceful
sanctuary for retired, work at home, nature types. There are five
horses with feed times 5½ days/week, two times a day at 7am and
6pm. A few hours per day for all work including grooming,
blanketing, mucking, etc. but we require individual(s) who are
not away from the property a lot. A full day and half a week are
covered by others. Pets are okay. Non-smoking. One year
commitment. Security deposit is $850. Professional references are
required. Our current caretaker will serve as your reference for
us. Please have extensive recent horse experienced. Kindly send
your resume and letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This
position is available immediately. 

OREGON

HELP NEEDED. We have a housesitter/cat caretaker position open
from September 7th through September 22nd in Portland, Oregon.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Available October 1, 2020 in the northeastern Florida region.
Trustworthy confidante capable of helping arrange your affairs.
Tech savvy personal assistant and organizer. I dabble with
personal history and photo archiving. Available for legacy
projects and Swedish death cleaning. Pleasant kind and sturdy
63-year-old household manager available for meal preparation,
shopping, errands, and advocacy. I have 30 years culinary,
followed by personal assistance to C-Suite clientele. Former
household manager/personal chef to a retired global brand vice
president of North America. Stellar references. Seeking 30 plus
hours per week, with arranged time off. Desire a live-in post
with negotiable salary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

COLORADO

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, FULL-TIME, LIVE-ON-SITE RANCH MANAGER or
ranch couple at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 2,800 acre private
ranch in Glendevey, Colorado. This is a remote location, 50 miles
south of Laramie, Wyoming. Must have at least five years’
experience running a ranch, haying, irrigating, taking care of
the large owner’s lodge, running cattle, winterizing buildings,
taking care of ranch horses, snow removal, fencing, and hiring
help for the summer. Must be organized, a self-starter and
Jack-of-all-trades. This is a privately owned ranch used during
the summer months by the owners as a getaway. Salary will be
commensurate with experience. Room and board provided, with all
utilities included, in a fully furnished spacious two bedroom
apartment. Applicants must have references, as we will do a
background check and contact all references. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

HOUSING TRADE AVAILABLE FOR SOME GENERAL HORSE RANCH CARETAKER
HELP in Meridian, east of Horse Park. This would be the perfect
opportunity for a retired "Old Shepherd" with lots of "Common
Sense" with part-time income, retirement income or otherwise,
which doesn't interfere with ranch duties. Must have your own
transportation. Need someone who understands that things need to
be done in a consistent timely manner. Looking for a person who
can follow instructions and work 18 - 20 hours a week. General
ranch caretaker help - varied duties as needed, such as: tending,
cleaning stalls and feeding horses, occasional help with fences
or landscaping, watching out for horses, etc. Keeping your eyes
open for problems. Moderate lifting of hay bales necessary. You
must be OK with cleaning horse stalls and watering the horses.
Must be able to work five days. Must be able to provide propane
for heating, and cooking in the RV living quarters. No space
heaters allowed. The RV has air-conditioning for summers. No
minors or pets please. References required. Being a US military
Veteran is a plus. This is a non-smoking environment. Your own RV
can be hooked up if you have one. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED in Geneva, OH, for an upscale, high-volume
Bed and Breakfast Inn, which is open year-round and includes bed
& breakfast lodging, day spa, restaurant, and events. A
combination of Innkeeping and F & B management experience is
needed. Couples and relocation candidates from within the region
will be considered. We are looking for Great Lakes living
experience. Requirements: At least three years of Innkeeping or
Bed and Breakfast experience as an Innkeeper or General Manager
of at least 10 rooms and 10 staff; at least two years of Food and
Beverage Management Experience in an upscale hotel/inn setting
with responsibility for a restaurant as well as banquets and
events; good tenure; and the ability to execute the
Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) based on the book
“Traction”. Benefits: Base salary in the $60,000 to $65,000
range, bonus potential, on-site housing, and relocation
assistance is available. To apply, please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

MATURE AND CAPABLE PERSON OR COUPLE NEEDED to care for horses,
cattle and dogs at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in western New
Mexico. You will need to perform maintenance and other
miscellaneous ranch duties. Housing and all utilities provided.
References requested. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

WE NEED A COUPLE with their own RV who will be willing to
volunteer as ranch sitters/caretakers/camp hosts.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cleburne, TX is a 350 acre ranch that is
a gorgeous Recreational Campground that sells annual memberships
and has just recently opened to weekend campers from Wednesday
afternoon until Sunday afternoon but annual members can come as
often as they like. This is a unique position, unlike many other
camp hosting positions. Your hours will be Thursday, Friday and
Saturday (you must be flexible on hours), as the hours will vary
depending on weekend bookings. You will have four days off
(Sunday - Wednesday). Members pretty much know what they are
supposed to do but you will need to be willing to meet and greet
them as they sign in. The property is gated 24/7/365, and members
have a code to enter. We need honest, flexible and reliable
hosts! You must also be financially stable because this job
doesn't pay. There are also projects on the Ranch if you like to
stay busy but not required. We are located 16 miles from Walmart,
Kroger, H.E.B, and about 20 - 25 miles from Albertsons and many
other stores and restaurants. The property is directly on the
Brazos River and there are 66 campsites. You do not have to clean
sites unless you'd like to help with weekly maintenance on
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (that will be your option).
Campsites line the river for 1½ miles of water frontage. We have
a herd of 70+ deer on the property, 30+ turkeys and no telling
what you might see here. No hunting! Full hookup and utilities
provided for your RV. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I
will get back to you as soon as possible. We need a couple
beginning March 1, 2021 until mid to late September 2021! On your
off days you can fish, kayak or enjoy other parts of beautiful
Texas. Your hours will cover your full hook up site! The best
cell phone signal is AT&T or Cricket, as Verizon does not work
unless you have a cell phone signal booster, no Wi-Fi.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I’m a small town guy from Tennessee looking for opportunities.
Easy to get along with and a hard worker. I have a little
experience with tacking and cattle, and looking to improve that.
Will relocate anywhere, but will need room and board. I’m
single so it’s just me. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Friday, August 7, 2020
 
CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE WITHIN THE
NEXT 30 DAYS? You must be a couple for this caretaker position:
Retired preferred. Since the perks outweigh the pay, you must
have your own outside income (social security, pension,
dividends, etc.). You will live year round on one of the most
beautiful pieces of property in Lake County with 500 feet of
lakefront on Clear Lake, California's largest natural lake, 19
miles long. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more
information. This is one of the best bass fishing lakes on the
West Coast! Located 2½ hours north of San Francisco. You will
manage and care for a four-unit estate on five acres that
normally is busy less than ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19
has been the busiest in 50 years as people are trying to get away
for a few days.  Only 17 minutes to the town of Clearlake but far
enough away to give you the most peaceful and quiet setting.
Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat or small dog is okay. Must have good
handyman, landscaping skills and good credit scores. If you are
the type that likes to keep busy each day and especially on your
own time schedule, do not pass up the opportunity to check this
fabulous property out. Housing and salary to be discussed
depending on your skills and your qualifications. If you would
like to live on five private acres without major expenses, this
is the place. Single individuals need not apply. Interviews will
be conducted on the property. Please email or fax your resume,
listing all of your handyman and landscaping skills, outside
income explanation, and current references with addresses and
telephone numbers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

FARM WORKER NEEDED ASAP in Turangi (a small town on the west bank
of the Tongariro River, on the North Island Volcanic Plateau). We
are looking for someone in NZ to help with calving and milking
for about four weeks starting ASAP. This job is for one person
only so it’s not suitable for couples. Free very basic
accommodation provided. A bed can be provided if needed but you
will need your own bedding and kitchen equipment. You must be
hardworking and reliable and willing to work at a variety of
tasks with some early morning starts. You will need a vehicle to
get to town for groceries etc., as well as a NZ working visa, IRD
number and bank account. Pay will be $18.90/hour. If you have any
questions please don’t hesitate to ask by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VERMONT

SEEKING CO-MANAGERS for a Holistic Eco-Retreat Center, Organic
Farm, and Conscious Community in Vermont. This is a year-round
residential position at a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic
homestead/retreat center, with ponds, gardens, trails, woods,
fields, hills. Vegetarian, spiritual community of three to six
residents focused on personal growth, meditation, and conscious
communication. Requires integrity, self-discipline, clean living,
skills in business management, digital marketing,
homesteading/farming, winter living, building maintenance,
housekeeping, cooking, retreats, and community living. Includes a
private cabin, food, utilities, internet, $500/month starting,
plus the opportunity for a business co-ownership. Two month
training/trial period and two year commitment. Cannot accommodate
children, dogs, pot smoking, or debt. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

LIFE COACH FOR THE ELITES. LIVE-IN COMPANION AVAILABLE. French
single lady, licensed massage therapist, Healing Arts Tao Tantra
Practitioner Healer on the Path, personal assistant chef,
property/Inn/Airbnb/Resort Spa Manager. Detox Quit Coach
Retreats. At your service! Will travel/relocate. Excellent
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 6, 2020

ALASKA

A REMOTE ISLAND NEEDS A CARETAKER near Kodiak, AK. An old cannery
needs a caretaker to hangout and keep the vandals away. It’s a
good place to wait out the Covid pandemic. Applicants must be in
good physical health and condition. The hunting and fishing are
amazing (Halibut, Salmon and deer are plentiful here) and this is
the only private property on the island. Must be mechanically
inclined, chainsaw savvy, familiar with generators and small
engines. Pay is room and board only. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

SEEKING A LIVE-IN MANAGER for a 12-room Inn located right on the
picturesque Kezar Lake with views of The White Mountains in
Lovell, Maine. Responsibilities involve management of staff for
front and back of house. This position involves someone who wears
many hats and is able to do whatever it takes to ensure guest
satisfaction as well as grounds and property maintenance.
Knowledge of Resnexus and Square POS and computer skills is a
plus. The right candidate should be proactive, people oriented
and have strong work ethic, be service focused, energetic and
have keen eye for attention to details. Benefits include a one
bedroom apartment on the property, salary will depend on
experience, a potential year-end bonus, and vacation. Interested
candidates should please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include references and availability.

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX serves thousands of girls,
volunteers, and groups at our beautiful camp facilities. We now
have an opening for an on-site Caretaker at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
located on eight forested acres in a residential area in Reading,
MA. The on-site Caretaker is a non-salaried position with the
understanding that the value of housing is in exchange for
caretaking duties performed. The Caretaker will be allowed to
live rent-free in a cozy one bedroom, one bath home located on
the property and be expected to provide caretaking services at a
minimum of 20 hours per week. Caretaking duties include:
Check-in/out Girl Scout Troops and other groups authorized to use
the premises; provide security by patrolling buildings/grounds;
arrange for repairs; perform some minimal maintenance; ensure
year-round site access; prepare buildings to include cleaning of
cabins and tent sites, snow removal in the winter; and assist at
special events. Background checks, including a pre-placement
physical, are required. Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
To be considered for this opportunity, please email your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PROPERTY CARETAKER WILLING TO WORK in Felton, Aptos Hills,
Corralitos, to Aromas, CA. Would like to find a private small
cabin, cottage, granny or guest house, large studio, mobile home
(single wide type), livable barn, or any honest place to call
home for my dog and me. Looking for a yard for my dog to be safe,
and a positive work exchange for all or part of any rent and or
pay for my skills, building maintenance and repairs. Handyman,
ranch hand - animal care, property caretaker and more. I'm
willing to work non-skilled jobs, and willing to provide
excellent care of all your home and property needs. I have
references and I am ready for a place to call home ASAP and hope
to find an honest property owner that will agree to an honest
work trade/swap that will be of a benefit to both of us. I'm an
honest senior man with a very well behaved, very friendly, and
legal service dog. For more info please call me so we can talk at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (no text). Thank you very much.
 
Monday, August 3, 2020

AUSTRALIA

A CARETAKER ROLE IS AVAILABLE for a cropping and livestock farm
located in northwest New South Wales, near Lightning Ridge. This
is a great opportunity for an experienced farm caretaker to live
on site and manage a mixed cropping and livestock operation. This
role will suit a mature and active person or couple with a rural
background and previous farm management experience. The caretaker
will be responsible for the maintenance of all property, fences
and buildings, operation and maintenance of farm plant and
equipment (including pumps and water supply to the property, as
well as tractor and plant machinery and other farm equipment),
all aspects of sheep and beef husbandry, fencing and general
upkeep of infrastructure around the farm, assisting other animal
care staff with the day-to-day care and welfare of all animals
onsite (dogs, cats and horses), and involvement in the seeding
and harvest season of broad acre crops. A competitive
remuneration package is on offer for the successful applicant,
commensurate with experience and qualifications. A family sized
farm house accommodation is provided with easy access to schools.
If you think this position suits you, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

NEW MEXICO

POSITION AVAILABLE STARTING IMMEDIATELY in Santa Fe, NM. Our
awesome caretaker for the last few years is retiring. We're
searching for an experienced individual or horse couple with
extensive equine experience. Please reply only if you've recently
worked with horses and have extensive history around horses. The
horse care exchange includes a Guest House located 25 minutes
from Santa Fe, and $500/month stipend. A beautiful 600 sq. ft.
one bedroom with kitchenette and bath will be provided, on a 20
acre property adjacent to 15,000 acres, with tile, high ceilings,
radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. It’s a peaceful
sanctuary for retired, work at home, nature types. There are five
horses with feed times 5½ days/week, two times a day at 7am and
6pm. A few hours per day for all work including grooming,
blanketing, mucking, etc. but we require individual(s) who are
not away from the property a lot. A full day and half a week are
covered by others. Pets are okay. Non-smoking. One year
commitment. Security deposit is $850. Professional references are
required. Our current caretaker will serve as your reference for
us. Please have extensive recent horse experienced. Kindly send
your resume and letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This
position is available immediately. 

WASHINGTON

SEEKING A RESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER TEAM. A full-time residential
Motel couple is needed for a smaller motel in a College town in
Eastern Washington State. Searching for a “Team” with
experience in the hospitality industry with a creative, strong
work ethic, detailed, passionate and motivated for superior guest
experience. The property is non-chain owned. The job requirements
include all aspects of operations, staff development, guest
satisfaction, hiring and firing, property maintenance, and cost
control. Seeking a “can do” attitude couple to join our team.
Hiring for this position now. Let’s talk about this new
experience and see if it’s a fit! Please send your resume and
salary requirements and general questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER SINGLE/COUPLE WANTED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
the Stirling Ranges area in the Great Southern region of Western
Australia from now for an indefinite period. We require an hour
of cleaning per day and some camp hosting. You must have your own
van and you can stay for free on a powered site. Some payment
will be made as well. Need a positive attitude and a smiley face.
The nearest town is 50 kilometers away and the nearest regional
city is Albany, 100 kilometers away. You can check us out on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then if you would like to apply for this
caretaker position, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED – LONG TERM on a ranch on 43 acres in
the Sierra Nevada Foothills in the town of Grass Valley, Northern
California. Duties for the man will include yard maintenance,
handyman work with electrical and plumbing skills, ranch/tractor
work. Duties for the woman will include cooking, housecleaning,
laundry and caring for my disabled husband while I am away. Will
trade work for rent in a lovely small mobile home, plus a wage,
negotiable. Time needed: approximately 16-18 hours per week from
the man, and 18-20 hours a week from the woman. Experience and
references required. Please send your age, photo and work history
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello there, my name is Chase Mercer. I am 24-years-old and I am
looking for a ranch position. I grew up on a small cattle farm in
southern Illinois. We raised sheep and goats as well and showed
in all surrounding county fairs. I am good with my hands and I
learn very quickly. Have experience in fixing and putting up
fence. I’m handy with a welder and a wrench and currently
working as a machinist and looking to make a change. I’m
willing to travel wherever the work is desired. I am a greenhorn
with not much experience in ranching but I would like to begin my
journey and follow the path that God has left for me. Please text
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, July 27, 2020

AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED on our Macadamia and Avocado Orchard in Blackbutt, a
small town in the South Burnett Region of Queensland. We require
the assistance of a person /couple to scare cockatoos from our
orchard in the early morning and dusk, when the manager is not
available. In return we offer a shady parking site for your RV or
motorhome with access to power, water and bathroom facilities.
The duration of stay is flexible – three weeks to three months,
with a start ASAP. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Seeking an experienced,
motivated couple to live on and care for a recently purchased
family owned ranch deep within the Sequoia National Forest, in
Johnsondale, CA. The immediate goals for a caretaker are to
ensure the property is well looked after, assist the owners with
oversight of multiple cabin remodels, and help maintain and
enhance the property. Depending on permitting timing, in 2021 the
role will grow to encompass managing between two to five Airbnb
rental cabins and a potential small campground about a mile from
the cabins. We are accepting applications immediately for a
September, 2020 start date (or sooner). The ranch has 320+ acres,
is an off grid property, 100% surrounded by the Sequoia National
Forest, with a fully paved gated forest road access, including a
gated two mile private paved road. At out 5,000’ altitude, the
summer temperatures are mild, and for all four seasons of the
year, the weather is perfect, sunny, and dry. There are multiple
large waterfalls and stream flow in and out of the property.
There is a private trail access to Kern River and world-class
fishing, and 30 minutes from the nearest neighboring privately
owned land. There are several cabins and shops, a helipad and
helicopter hangar, and corrals (but no horses at the moment). Job
qualifications and duties (including but not limited to):
maintenance of all rolling stock ranch equipment (tracked skid
steer, brush fire truck, UTVs, etc.); maintenance of on-site
HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, solar, generator,
fueling, camera, internet systems; greet future Airbnb cabin
rental guests at forest service gate; winterize irrigation
systems as necessary; maintenance of trails, roads, and fences on
property; landscape maintenance including trees, shrub
maintenance, firewood splitting, sprinkler systems, etc.; care
and feeding of a small number of horses that may come later; care
for other small animals or garden that we may bring on later;
plant annuals and maintain perennials around property; possible
future pond maintenance; cleaning guest cabins after guests stay;
pick up mail and shipments at neighboring ranch; work weekends
and some holidays once the cabin rental business is established;
assist with other ranch duties when needed and as primary duties
allow; and keep the road accessible with snow plow or skid steer
snow blower. The couple team must live on-site and be comfortable
living in the mountains year round in an isolated environment.
The property is about one hour from the nearest school or place
with cell phone reception, and two hours from the nearest city
large enough to have a Walmart. Need to be able to work alone,
but also be comfortable taking direction from owners. Must have
valid driver’s license, pass periodic drug tests. A strict
background check and references required. The job benefits
include on-site housing, utilities, phone, and internet paid for,
an incredibly beautiful place to live, the house is clean, well
kept, is directly on a small trout stream with gorgeous views,
company pickup truck, Polaris Ranger, and fuel card, flexible
budget to acquire equipment as needed, competitive salary
negotiable depending on experience, weekly and yearly vacation
time off, beautiful location for living, riding, and fishing, and
nobody else on the property for many days/weeks of the year.
Complete solitude. You can have your own horses or pets on-site
if you have them. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX It is helpful to include a cover letter.

MONTANA

WE HAVE TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE in the Fort Shaw, MT area: a
ranch job and a caretaker job. The ranch job offers top wages and
a great opportunity for the right couple. We are looking for
long-term, goal oriented people. This position requires travel to
different ranch locations and the ability to self-start. You
would be living about 50 miles from the home ranch, but required
to work at various locations - home ranch, summer pasture, etc.
This position is not just a ’cowboy’ job. So, if you think
that all that is required for ranching is sitting on a horse,
please do not apply. There is calving, feeding, fencing,
spraying, doctoring and various other things to keep a ranch
running. Welding and CDL a plus but not a necessity. The
caretaking job is mostly just being on the ranch and a little
light ranch work in exchange for a nice house with utilities
provided and a place for one to two horses. We provide housing,
utilities, and beef. Salary depends on experience. Please reply
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Professional resort property manager and RV resort campground
manager looking to make a change. Will consider private estate
management, Innkeeping, housesitting and caretaking minus heavy
lifting, heavy machinery or the expectation that I personally do
the repairs and fence building! Have managed resorts with pools,
multiple recreation buildings, construction projects, remodels,
housekeeping, food service and held full financial
responsibility. I’m open to location. I’m very courteous,
positive and pleasant. I’m thinking outside the box with this
change. I hope you will too! Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional and experienced caretaker available for hire short
or long-term. Property management, bed & breakfast innkeeping,
and hotel management experience, including some maintenance,
gardening and vineyards, landscaping, fence building, and animal
services. Available for large households, properties, farms, inn,
or hotel. Western states only please. Available now. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to schedule a meeting.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

COLORADO 

LIVE-ON RANCH ASSISTANT NEEDED. A large working ranch property
(6,500 acres) north of Vail, Colorado has created a new position
for a Ranch Assistant to live on the property and handle a
variety of physical, hands-on management and maintenance tasks.
The ranch owner would like to hire a professional with excellent
trades skills (carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical, welding,
etc. all a plus) who is comfortable working around horses,
livestock, and other members of the team. The successful
candidate should be knowledgeable in many areas of ranch
operations and management, such as: irrigation and water systems,
including creeks, desalination, etc.; vehicle upkeep, servicing,
and maintenance; and upkeep of trails and roads. Must be licensed
to operate heavy farm and ranch machinery and vehicles. Basic
proficiency with computers, smartphones, tablets, email, etc.
required; additional technology skills and ability to perform
basic troubleshooting a plus. To be considered, you should have
five to ten years of ranch experience. This position will involve
physical labor and requires the ability to lift and handle heavy
machinery, materials, and livestock. Excellent compensation
offered, depending on experience, with benefits (including paid
live-on accommodations); relocation available. This role is
full-time and year-round. To be considered, please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Immediate interviews via videoconference
available. Qualified applicants will be contacted.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER needed for our beautiful ancient longhouse in Devon
with lots of land, a stream, and log fires. Housesitters are
needed for the month of November, as we like to travel and are
optimistic that the Covid-19 will have diminished enough to allow
travel or a vaccine will be available by that time. Need someone
to look after the house and two small well-behaved dogs. Nothing
arduous, just being around and feeding the two pooches. Lots to
see nearby, just six miles from Exeter, and 20 minutes from the
coast. We've had lots of USA, Australian and NZ housesitters in
the past - always good. Housesitters will need their own
transport or we have bikes – the nearest town is 2½ miles
away. Your accommodation is a huge beamed bedroom with en-suite.
Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have all the modern
conveniences. If you are interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND 

AN ELDERLY COUPLE in good health seeks a hands-on single
caretaker or couple to help them be as independent as possible in
their lives. They live in a large 7,000 sq. ft. home on two acres
in Annapolis, which they will share with their caretaker(s). They
are looking for someone without any "baggage" who is/are honest,
helpful, very organized, and nonsmoking. These caretakers will be
replacing the caretakers hired a year ago. Responsibilities will
include driving, companionship, cooking, laundry, and light
housekeeping. This is a professional couple who are still very
active and social; they go out to dinner a lot. If you have a
pleasant personality and would love to improve the quality of
life for two very special people, this is the perfect opportunity
for you. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. To apply, please email your resume and
references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Annapolis
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

NEW JERSEY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER from September 1 – October 1,
2020 for our home in Jersey City, NJ. This will just be an
exchange of your housesitting service for the living space in our
home – no pay involved. You should be comfortable with city
living. Our home is in a quiet urban neighborhood and has a small
garden which will need some watering if we get into a dry spell.
We are close to shops, restaurants and other stores. The
housesitter’s primary responsibility will be to look after our
home and care for our two dogs while we are away. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are available and please provide
checkable references.

VERMONT 

LAND STEWARD NEEDED for an organic farm/homestead and retreat
center in Vermont. This is a year-round residential position
co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic permaculture
farm/homestead and retreat center, with ponds, gardens, trails,
woods, fields, and hills. Vegetarian, spiritually oriented
community of three to six residents focused on personal growth,
meditation, and conscious communication. Requires integrity,
self-discipline, clean living, commitment to self-awareness, plus
skills in northeast organic gardening, homesteading, building and
equipment maintenance, forest management, animal care, wood
stoves, winter living. 2-month training/trial period followed by
2-year commitment. Includes a private winterized cabin, food,
utilities, internet, and $500/month after trial period, plus
business profit sharing. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello there, my name is Chase Mercer. I am 24-years-old and I am
looking for a ranch position. I grew up on a small cattle farm in
southern Illinois. We raised sheep and goats as well and showed
in all surrounding county fairs. I am good with my hands and I
learn very quickly. Have experience in fixing and putting up
fence. I’m handy with a welder and a wrench and currently
working as a machinist and looking to make a change. I’m
willing to travel wherever the work is desired. I am a greenhorn
with not much experience in ranching but I would like to begin my
journey and follow the path that God has left for me. Please text
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, July 20, 2020

AUSTRALIA

POSITION AVAILABLE FOR A LOCAL CARETAKER COUPLE interested in
gardening and cattle. The property is located in the Gloucester
District of New South Wales. For further information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

NEED A LONG-TERM LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER COUPLE to help an
existing live-in Innkeeper couple for the romantic 16 room
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Elk, CA. We are looking for an energetic,
outgoing couple who enjoys nature and the outdoors. You love
creating magical, memorable experiences for guests and are
meticulous in attention to detail. You are great under pressure
and able to multitask. You enjoy Innkeeping alone and also as a
team, are self-motivated. As a team player, you are able to seek
to understand and then to be understood, working out problems and
issues with patience and grace. We expect that you come with
experience in B&B operations (or boutique hotel operations),
especially hands-on experience in housekeeping, laundry, cooking,
and guest operations. For maintenance, we are looking for
experience with all kinds of around-the-house tasks. If any one
of you have the Spa Therapist/Masseuse skills it would be killer
combination. For the right candidate, there is no limit on
compensation. Incentive and profit sharing will be part of the
compensation. Once we receive your resume, a video or audio call
will be scheduled and then you will be invited to come and stay
with us for a week to access if we are cut for each other. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

SHORT-TERM CAT/HOUSESITTING opportunity available. We need
someone to stay and farm/house sit for about ten days starting
around the last week of September. We live in Gillam, a small
town on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. We are near the
Hudson Bay Railway line. You can stay here for free, sightsee in
the area, but be here enough hours in the day to keep our cats
company (there are two of them). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER, HOUSE MANAGER, AND NANNY needed in
Long Branch, NJ. We have an immediate need for a live-in
caretaker for a full family. Candidates must be warm, caring, and
patient, organized and have experience with children, cooking and
managing a busy household. Must also be willing and/or experience
with helping family member with health/special needs and be
willing to stay overnights, including weekends. Duties will
include: managing all aspects of household, including organizing
schedules, groceries, cleaning and laundry; taking care of one
child, including play, bedtime, feeding and changing; cooking,
including special needs diet; caretaking for family member going
through recovery; and errands and personal assistant duties.
Weekly compensation will be provided. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Property Manager/Caretaker/Assistant/Housesitter Exhausted (LOL),
highly competent, COURTEOUS property manager by profession
seeking to translate those skills into a more personal, less
stressful, peaceful environment. (I know it exists!) LOL. I am
open to a diverse job description in exchange for a wage, living
accommodations and energy at the end of the day! I'm adventurous,
don't mind isolation, LOVE the outdoors, and am open to
locations. You will LOVE me! Short-term and long-term okay. I
look forward to meeting you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, July 17, 2020

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from September 15 to December 31, 2020. In addition to our three
bedroom/two bathroom home, we have beautiful gardens, so we are
looking for a housesitter to maintain both our house and gardens
while we are away. The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep
South. Our private house, including utilities, is offered to stay
in for free in exchange for about two hours a day of taking care
of our gardening needs. Our preference is for a single,
non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we are not
offering any compensation for this position. Last year, we
received many housesitter responses from our ad in The Caretaker
Gazette – but not from housesitters who are able to do our
gardening work. We would appreciate hearing from housesitters who
would also enjoy some of our landscaping work out in our
beautiful garden area. Must be a non-smoker/drinker, with no
pets, or children. Please email your interest and reasons for
wanting to take this housesitting assignment, let us know your
gardening background, and include your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

ALASKA

STILL TIME TO VISIT ALASKA for three months, from mid-July to
mid-October. We will provide an OW Air miles ticket, a place to
stay, and some basic food. In exchange for assisting an older
couple with yard work, carpentry projects, and dirt/road work.
Applicants will need experience with chainsaws, power tools, yard
machines, some heavy equipment, ATV’s. Common sense, physical
fitness, cheerfulness, positive energy and good work ethic a
must. There is an opportunity to earn a wage after 25 hours per
week. Background check, minimum of two references, work
experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

FULL-TIME ONSITE PROPERTY CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE NOW in the
Gold Country of northern California. Typical duties will include:
maintaining the residence, maintaining the grounds, keeping the
grass cut and the landscape maintained, repairing any issues that
arise with the property, daily communication with the property
manager and owner, checking for damage, cleanliness, electrical
and plumbing issues and any appliance and structural
discrepancies, repair and painting of windows, walls, doors,
etc., as necessary. The caretaker responsibilities are that you
must look presentable, must have excellent communication,
interpersonal, and organizational skills, have at least one year
of property management or maintenance experience, and have a high
school or equivalent education. A current driver’s license/ID
and registration is required. For more information, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA 

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature
individual who has horse and cattle experience as well as
maintenance/landscaping experience. We are a small performance
horse ranch that specializes in team roping. We need the
day-to-day chores done: feeding, watering and taking care of
livestock as well as mowing and weed-eating (during the season)
and general maintenance and up keep of the ranch. We are looking
for a long-term person. If this is something that you may be
interested in please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

TEXAS

RANCH SITTER/CARETAKER COUPLE with their own RV needed in
Cleburne, TX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 350 acre Ranch that is a
gorgeous recreational campground that sells annual memberships
and has just recently opened to weekend campers from Wednesday
afternoon until Sunday afternoon but annual members can come as
often as they like. We need a couple who will be willing to
volunteer as ranch sitters/caretakers/camp hosts. This is a
unique position, unlike many other camp hosting positions. Your
hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday (you must be flexible
on hours), hours will vary depending on weekend bookings. You
will have four days off (Sunday - Wednesday). Members pretty much
know what they are supposed to do but you will need to be willing
to meet and greet them as they sign in. The property is gated
24/7/365, and members have a code to enter. We need honest,
flexible and reliable hosts! You must also be financially stable
because this job doesn't pay. There are also projects on the
ranch if you like to stay busy but not required. We are located
16 miles from Walmart, Kroger, and H.E.B. And about 20 - 25 miles
from Albertsons and many other stores and restaurants. The
property is directly on the Brazos River and there are 66
campsites. You do not have to clean sites unless you'd like to
help with weekly maintenance on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
(that will be your option). Campsites line the river for 1½
miles of water frontage. We have a herd of 70+ deer on the
property, 30+ Turkeys and no telling what you might see here. No
hunting! You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will get back
to you as soon as possible. We need a couple ASAP until mid-late
September or longer if possible! On your off days you can fish,
kayak or enjoy other parts of beautiful Texas.

WYOMING 

A HIGH MOUNTAIN NORTHWESTERN WYOMING RANCH seeks a year-round
caretaking team. The ranch contains 4,000 acres consisting of
river-bottom meadows and upland range which supports a summer
grazing operation. The successful candidate must have
demonstrable experience in guest services, improvement
maintenance, horsemanship skills and care, land stewardship and
ecology, and effective communication skills. This position offers
a competitive salary, health insurance, 401(k), house and
utilities. Please submit resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

LIFE COACH FOR THE ELITES. LIVE-IN COMPANION AVAILABLE. French
single lady, licensed massage therapist, Healing Arts Tao Tantra
Practitioner Healer on the Path, personal assistant chef,
property/Inn/Airbnb/Resort Spa Manager. Detox Quit Coach
Retreats. At your service! Will travel/relocate. Excellent
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

ALASKA 

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote sport-fishing Lodge in the
Wood-Tikchik region of Southwestern Alaska. Qualifications:
-Hardworking, self-sufficient, positive attitude
-Safety minded and responsible
-Physically fit without underlying health issues 
-Mechanical experience with small engines, snow machines,
outboard motors, chain saws, etc.
-Snow machine and boating experience
-Chain saw / wood-splitting experience
-Prior off-the-grid/ remote living experience preferred
-Drug free
Dates: August 2020 through May 2021. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a complete job description and
compensation info.

TEXAS

WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? Unique opportunity available for a couple
or single person seeking a great place to live and work in the
Texas Hill Country on a destination property. Skilled
Carpenter/Cabinet maker? There's a complete woodworking shop full
of vintage/antique projects. Creative landscaping passions?
Property has nine acres that we are looking to add pathways,
fencing, fountains and another Gazebo sourced from Antique Corn
cribs. General maintenance or housekeeping skills? There’s 11
structures from a 1910 farm house to our newly restored (on site)
1952 Vintage Spartan RV. Ideally looking for full-time, but have
had amazing workcampers/live onsite couples working less days.
Furnished apartment for full timers and two RV sites - FHU/free
washer/dryers plus compensation depending on skills and work
schedule. Team members must be physically able and motivated to
perform tasks. Animal lovers a must. We are energetic and able to
work right there with you. We request references from you and can
provide references for you from our “like minded” returning
team members. These team members had great skill sets, attention
to detail, and took pride in their passions. Our business of 29
years is continuing to grow and we are excited to find the right
fit for all. What’s your passion?  Please share your resume and
how you feel we can meet each other's objectives. Please email
your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and please include
“Texas Hill Country Position” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes.

UTAH

BOUTIQUE HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER needed for a beautiful property in
Moab, UT with 85 rooms. Candidate must be familiar with Moab and
yearn to live in a small town with a huge summer season and
world-class national parks. We are shifting gears and looking for
an Innkeeper rather than an hotelier. Systems and numbers are
important but personalized guest service and guest focus are
paramount. Relocations candidates are expected. Requirements:
Day-to-day operations; 50-room or more experience, supervise
housekeeping, front office, and maintenance; handle scheduling,
vendor relationships, and hiring of new employees; grow RevPAR in
collaboration with the Front Office Manager; ensure positive Yelp
reviews; forecasting, budgeting, and adherence to policies; have
at least two years in a General Manager position; have a hands-on
leadership style and on-call when needed. Benefits: Salary
$50,000 to $55,000; Healthcare package; Housing available;
Performance-based bonus. Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

LIFE COACH FOR THE ELITES! French single lady, licensed massage
therapist, Healing Arts Tao Tantra Practitioner Healer on the
Path, personal assistant chef, property/Inn/Airbnb/Resort Spa
Manager. Detox Quit Coach Retreats. At your service! Will
travel/relocate. Excellent references available. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

CARIBBEAN 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for new colleagues who are EU
passport holders for the coming busy season. The hostel is
located in The Keys a little village in the area called Sucker
Garden, in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Located right across
the salt pond we are just a two mile distance from Philipsburg.
If you have some background in hostel management / operations and
be willing to get involved in all aspects of running the hostel
then do get in touch. You need to be smart, fun, love to BBQ,
love music and create a great experience for our guests. You will
cover all duties, such as: bookings management, check-in and
check-out; website/social media updates; cleaning, laundry
management; preparing breakfast; cooking/bartending (happy hour,
BBQ events); managing and buying stock; ensuring when guests post
their feedback they mention that both the hostel and you are
awesome; managing day-to-day maintenance and contacting
specialists for maintenance when you need to; and providing
guidance to recruited volunteers for our Eco- projects. This
opportunity would better suit someone looking for a longer term
stay in one location/hostel for at least four months. You must be
an EU passport holder. You must speak English fluently and your
writing skills are up to par. If you speak other languages then
that’s a plus. A driver’s license is a must. You will live on
location (compensation included) take care of guests and the
property (technical duties) and help make the hostel a success
from A-Z. With all of this we also hope you will have lots of fun
and enjoy living in paradise called St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Besides the above mentioned we aim to develop alternative means
of income for the hostel such as: beach pick-nicks, boating,
pub/cafe crawls, bike rentals, drink/food selling, and any funky
ideas you have. In return you will get a place called home on St.
Maarten for the busy season, more hostel management experience,
meeting lots of people from all walks of life, food (breakfast,
lunch, dinner) and (non-alcoholic) beverages, transportation, a
percentage of the monthly net turn over, international covered
insurance, and travel costs to and from St. Maarten, DWI. We
really need someone that is able to make this hostel “theirs”
and develop it into their little space in paradise allowing
others to sleep there and having the best time in life! You think
you can add to our concept? If so, then send in your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH SITTER/CARETAKER COUPLE with their own RV needed in
Cleburne, TX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 350 acre Ranch that is a
gorgeous recreational campground that sells annual memberships
and has just recently opened to weekend campers from Wednesday
afternoon until Sunday afternoon but annual members can come as
often as they like. We need a couple who will be willing to
volunteer as ranch sitters/caretakers/camp hosts. This is a
unique position, unlike many other camp hosting positions. Your
hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday (you must be flexible
on hours), hours will vary depending on weekend bookings. You
will have four days off (Sunday - Wednesday). Members pretty much
know what they are supposed to do but you will need to be willing
to meet and greet them as they sign in. The property is gated
24/7/365, and members have a code to enter. We need honest,
flexible and reliable hosts! You must also be financially stable
because this job doesn't pay. There are also projects on the
ranch if you like to stay busy but not required. We are located
16 miles from Walmart, Kroger, and H.E.B. And about 20 - 25 miles
from Albertsons and many other stores and restaurants. The
property is directly on the Brazos River and there are 66
campsites. You do not have to clean sites unless you'd like to
help with weekly maintenance on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
(that will be your option). Campsites line the river for 1½
miles of water frontage. We have a herd of 70+ deer on the
property, 30+ Turkeys and no telling what you might see here. No
hunting! You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will get back
to you as soon as possible. We need a couple from mid-September
2020 until the end of March 2021! On your off days you can fish,
kayak or enjoy other parts of beautiful Texas.

WASHINGTON

ESTATE PROPERTY CARETAKER needed. Full-time estate caretaker
position available on Bainbridge Island, WA beginning in
August/September 2020. This live on-site (separate cottage)
position requires a person/couple with the ability to work
independently, identify problems and find solutions. Working with
equipment to maintain landscaping and the estate home will be
your primary responsibility. Desirable skills and prior
experience include: repair/maintenance of equipment from mower,
blower, trimmer, chainsaw to irrigation systems; carpentry;
ability to lift 50 lbs.; plumbing and a positive customer service
attitude. Vehicle for work provided. Compensation will be salary
and the on-site cottage. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, I am a 59-year-old single woman and very capable of doing
most work on a ranch. Very willing to work late and long days. I
can work cattle and also work with people. I have basic machine
skills, and can also operate tractors and construction equipment.
I have a construction background. I have a recent resume and you
can do a background check on me. I also am not a druggy, and
drink very little. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, July 13, 2020

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a caretaker couple with their own
RV to assist our other couple to open and run our museum. You
must be friendly and outgoing. Duties will include welcoming
visitors, operate the museum, some cleaning, gardening and some
maintenance. We operate on a three days on and three days off
roster (subject to change). Free caravan site for your RV, power,
water and small wage included. The caretaker couple will need to
start in August. For further information please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Greenwich, CT. Looking for
an experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee a large 30+ acre
property in Greenwich with a boathouse on the lake. A
caretaker’s three bedroom cottage can be provided (which if
needed can accommodate a wife and child). Must have experience
working on a large size property. Duties include: daily upkeep
and maintenance of both residences, grounds, snow removal, mowing
lawn, cutting hedges, maintaining vegetable garden, water plants
and flowers, maintain pool and tennis court, light repairs, work
with assistant, supervise vendors and contractors and be
responsible for several vehicles: cleaning, inspection and
registration. This is a year round position with salary to
$75,000. Please email a detailed resume, with all reference names
and contact information, any letters of reference you may have,
and include a recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LOOKING FOR A PAIR OF RESPONSIBLE, NEAT, AND HARDWORKING PEOPLE
to take care of a 4-acre oceanfront property in Islamorada, FL.
The position entails 20 hours/week of efficient work between the
couple, comprising roughly of 60% landscaping and yard
maintenance, 15% domestic cleaning, 15% small repairs, and 10%
various errands and vendor relationships. Outdoor physical labor
is expected year-round - people who are not in good physical
shape or normally engaged in such work may not be a good fit.
Compensation is a free rent of a lovely recently-built two
bedroom cottage with all appliances and utilities included. There
is no salary. For more details and an application for this
opportunity please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND 

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Narragansett, RI. An elderly gentleman
is looking for an experienced couple to work year round and
manage his estate. The couple must be able to handle in-house and
outside ground maintenance. Daily housekeeping of the main
residence, laundry, ironing, organize closets, packing and
unpacking for travel, shopping, meal planning, family cooking for
principal and guests, both must drive, some landscaping, snow
removal, plant vegetable garden, oversee vendors. Living quarters
would be your own private cottage on the premises, salary is
$150,000 gross per year plus benefits. Please email a detailed
resume, with all reference names and contact information, any
letters of reference you may have and include a recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX My personal assistant will conduct selected
candidates for a telephone FaceTime or Skype interview before
being brought up for an interview.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Happy Grandma for Your Ranch Greetings! Are you the human and
animal family who is looking for me? Family can include
roommates, children, dogs, horses and other animals. I volunteer
half day in exchange for a peaceful living space. I love to
garden, cook, clean, play with kids (trained Montessori teacher)
and care for horses (Parelli level 2). I plan to relocate before
the end of August. I am pleased to share my resume and excellent
references. Currently in Boise, Idaho and can travel anywhere.
Please call me XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Educator caretakers seek to serve you and/or your family in these
unprecedented times! Jim and Lindy, newly retired and nationally
honored teachers, compassionate PKs and hardworking, experienced
caretakers, feel called to service! We can, but are not limited
to, super cleaning and attending to your homes/grounds/pets;
prepping and serving you and your guests healthy, fresh food;
tutoring/mentoring your kids to college kids with creative,
FACE-TO-FACE lessons. Fit, lifelong learners, we believe no task
is too big or too small! (We know tools to travel!). Please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a long-term commitment
with housing/utilities and salary. (Did we mention we love kids,
dogs and mountains?).

Friday, July 10, 2020

CALIFORNIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Tehachapi, California. This is a
part-time, live-in position (20-30 hours/week - mostly Monday -
Friday) to feed animals, handle gardening/weeds, mend fences,
sprinkler/water lines and typical handyman/ranch tasks. This
hands-on position is for an experienced person, with employment
references, who is able to work alone, without supervision,
training or drama. Housing for one person is available in a
Travel Trailer, plus electrical-septic-water provided. A
California driver’s license plus good DMV record needed.
Pick-up truck and tractor experience preferred. Compensation will
be $13.50/hour. No under-the-table cash payments. Must pass a
background check. This is a low stress, position which often
permits flexible work hours. Seniors encouraged to apply. Please
email your work history/references and contact info for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2.25-acre estate in Kona
and are in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills,
light plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
We could entertain a couple for this position, with the second
party doing housekeeping duties. This commitment is for a minimum
of 90 days, however if all parties are content the contract can
be long-term. This position will be open as of mid-July 2020. If
hired, one can expect a round trip ticket from your nearest major
airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide
you with private hi-end accommodations, free cable and Wi-Fi,
maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, and
a negotiated stipend (?). Lastly, we will occasionally give you
free use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in one of the
most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe in the world. No
drug use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! The applicant
must have his or her own health and auto insurance coverage. This
is a “Work for Hire” position and does not imply employment.
We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong,
and very tidy and clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a
week to upkeep our estate. We are willing to train in our
procedures, but you must have experience and be proficient in the
following areas: there are occasions where we have projects which
include sanding and painting, pressure washing, and tiling. It is
also important to have some skills in plumbing and electrical. We
undertake many small and large projects that need to be
accomplished in between the general maintenance responsibilities.
A fully equipped woodshop is onsite. You must be proficient and
competent in using the following; saws (miter, circular, jig,
band, table, scroll, plunge circular, tile saw, and sawzall),
multi-tool, tenon and biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills
and drill press, dremel tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish
sprayers, and a 10.rotary laser. In addition to the use of the
above tools, you would be responsible for the maintenance and
light repairs of these tools. We have over 50 different fruit and
spice trees and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre
botanical garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is
fabulous. We all work hard here, and we believe in quality over
quantity. Our motto is; “If you undertake a project with us, do
it to your fullest potential, or don’t even bother”. We
encourage good ideas, creativity, and a team approach. The
property has a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a
spectacular place. If you feel this position might be your
calling, please give me a call to set up an interview (I can do
Skype and FaceTime) and please send me your resume and
references, as well. All applicants will be subject to background
checks. You may contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the
terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your
email. My response should be received within 48 hours.

TEXAS

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND NEEDED. Mature person needed to work without
supervision. Duties include the feeding and care for horses,
cattle and dogs. Operate O turn mower, tractor and bush hog.
Maintain fences, keep the barn clean, keep tools, tack and
equipment maintained and organized. Exercise horses and get them
ready for ropings. Maintain flower beds and protein deer feeders.
Salary will be $500, plus Room & Board. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

UNITED STATES:  Middle-aged, full-time professional seeks a
caretaker’s cottage, efficiency unit, or room with private
bathroom in a bed & breakfast or boutique hotel, on a scenic
property with strong wireless connection, for October and
November 2020.  I am happy to pay $500 - $1,500/month, depending
on the arrangement. I would ideally love to stay where I could
learn something while assisting two to three hours per day (10-20
hours per week unpaid housesitting, housekeeping or internship
type of experience). I am open to wherever I can best serve,
learn, rest, and appreciate beautiful surroundings for two
months. If you could use a housesitter for October and November
or have a unique opportunity to present, please email details to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you very much for your consideration. 
I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A LIVE-IN MANAGER for an 18-room Inn in Sonoma Wine
Country. Responsibilities involve management of a small staff for
the front and back of house. Candidate must have prior hotel
experience. Position involves someone who wears many hats and is
able to do whatever it takes to ensure guest satisfaction as well
as grounds and property maintenance. Knowledge of
ThinkReservations POS and computer skills is a plus. The right
candidate should be people oriented and have strong work ethic,
be service focused, energetic and have keen eye for attention to
details. Benefits include a one bedroom apartment on the
property, salary will depend on experience, potential year-end
bonus, and vacation. Interested candidates should email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include references and
availability. Thanks.

COLORADO

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. If interested please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no calls.

NEW YORK

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/HOUSE MAINTENANCE COUPLE needed in
Remsenburg, NY. A legal, mature couple is needed to live here
rent-free in exchange for maintaining my house. Other
responsibilities are cooking, food shopping and cleaning when I'm
there - most generally on weekends. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at Potter's Point (an
unincorporated community on the north bank of Caddo Lake), on the
border between Texas and Louisiana. This position is for a
retired but healthy couple who knows about plants, but there is
all the fishing you can do too! A single person is OK too. We
have a two bedroom/bath house, big porch and boat slip...next to
Caddo Lake (the most beautiful lake in Texas) that is smallish
but clean with central air-conditioning and modern conveniences.
You pay for your own power and cable/dish, I pay water. Rent is
free ($1,000/month value) and pay is an additional $1,000/month.
We live in Dallas and come down to Caddo Lake every two to three
weeks. You would be assisting the property manager. The job is
mowing our yard, edging, and keeping the chickens fed and clean.
If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to work
in the heat, please do not apply. You would work Monday through
Friday, and check chickens on the weekends. You must be able to
get along and get the work done no matter if we are going to be
down or not. If you love nature, you will love Caddo Lake. You
must know about sprinkler systems, and how to garden. It is a
plus if you have your own tools but not required. You must know
about plants in general, and keep everything watered, fed and
healthy from pests, Organic preferred. Winter is easier. You must
have dependable transportation. If you are afraid of critters, do
not apply. I will require a list of references and a background
check will be performed. The last caretaker lasted only two years
because his wife did not like the lake. I’m looking for another
long-term relationship. Questions are welcomed! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LODGING GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED for a unique lodging property in
Glenwood, WA. This is for a location in an outdoorsy setting
within two hours of Portland. It’s a country casual
environment. Candidate must be willing to relocate to a beautiful
rural setting and have experience living in such a setting.
Requirements: at least four years’ experience as General
Manager responsible for at least 30 units. The ideal background
is a vacation rental General Manager. Other backgrounds that will
be considered include lodge manager, Innkeeper, hotel general
manager, and residential property manager with direct customer
service experience. Benefits: Salary of $50,000, depending on
experience, bonus that starts at 15% and grows to 50% over
4-years, potential stock equity, health, dental, and vacation.
Relocation candidates should be from the West and relocation
assistance is negotiable, depending on the candidate, on-site
housing can be included. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am a well-mannered good hearted person. And I am a very hard
working individual, with a Class A CDL. With many skills in
livestock, horses, mechanic's, welding, some electrical,
plumbing, carpentry, some heavy equipment operations, fluent in
fixing fences, many other skills, too many to list. I have three
cattle dogs and my horse, and we are looking for a caretaking
job, with good pay, room and board, and some reassuring benefits.
Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada is OK with me. In the country is
a must. I can accomplish many a tasks and figure many others out.
I am a good improviser. Unfortunately, I recently lost my smart
phone and am in the process of replacing it, so in the meantime
please send any messages to caretaker@caretaker.org and place
Situations-Wanted in the Subject Line so they can eventually
forward your messages to me. Thank you.

Monday, July 6, 2020

COLORADO

LONG-TERM RANCH HAND NEEDED IN EVERGREEN, COLORADO! In search of
a long-term ranch hand for a small ranch in Evergreen, Colorado.
The ideal candidate must have experience with horses and other
livestock. The individual must be responsible and dependable and
be willing to clean stalls, tend to animals' care needs, clean
paddocks and other areas, fix fences, keep the place clean and
presentable, exercise horses, transport animals as needed (valid
driver's license and good record), and be a team player. Ability
to break and train horses would be great. Housing provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER WANTED in Wayzata, MN. The owners of a multi home
property on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minnesota are seeking a
live-in caretaker. Responsibilities are part time including
building and grounds maintenance, automobile and boat care,
miscellaneous errands, driving, and gardening. Candidates should
be physically fit, outgoing with relevant background and
experience. A modest salary plus a nice partially furnished home,
including utilities will be provided for the right candidate.
Ideal for a candidate who is semi-retired or has a working
spouse, and families will be considered. Please send your cover
letter, resume, and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PART-TIME CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED in Holderness, NH. Work in one of
the most beautiful places in America and get paid to do it. Must
be good with boats. A family with camps on two islands in Squam
Lake in Holderness needs a caretaker to supervise the opening and
shutdown of the camps. This involves setting up three docks,
supervising 10 boats, four moorings, cleaning crews, setting up
boathouses (one on the mainland, one on an island), getting water
out of the plumbing system, ensuring all appliances work, setting
up and taking down tents, bubbling dock and boathouses. Can be
done by one very active person or by hiring a crew to help. There
is heavy work in May and June to set up, occasional visits during
the season, then August and September shutting down, then regular
visits during the winter to ensure the bubblers work, etc. May
involve getting bids and letting out contracts for bigger
projects in the past few years: new breakwater, septic field,
refitting a bathhouse and rebuilding a boathouse. Must be able to
keep tabs on expenses and assign the expenses to the three
different owners of the two camps, boathouse, and landing point.
Compensation will be based on experience. The current caretaker
is retiring after 10 years. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

SOUTH DAKOTA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED at a Luxury Hunting Lodge near
Pierre, South Dakota. This is a “Jack of all trades”,
full-time position. Along with a strong farming background,
experience with maintenance, HVAC, mechanical, and a strong work
ethic are all essential. Good people skills as well as dog
handling experience are also required. We are seeking someone
looking for a long lasting career that is detail oriented and
takes pride in what they do. A newly remodeled three bedroom
house is included. There is a salary range of $40,000 based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

BOUTIQUE HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER needed for a beautiful property in
Moab, UT with 85 rooms. Candidate must be familiar with Moab and
yearn to live in a small town with a huge summer season and
world-class national parks. We are shifting gears and looking for
an Innkeeper rather than an hotelier. Systems and numbers are
important but personalized guest service and guest focus are
paramount. Relocations candidates are expected. Requirements:
Day-to-day operations; 50-room or more experience, supervise
housekeeping, front office, and maintenance; handle scheduling,
vendor relationships, and hiring of new employees; grow RevPAR in
collaboration with the Front Office Manager; ensure positive Yelp
reviews; forecasting, budgeting, and adherence to policies; have
at least two years in a General Manager position; have a hands-on
leadership style and on-call when needed. Benefits: Salary
$50,000 to $55,000; Healthcare package; Housing available;
Performance-based bonus. Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature woman, with elder care experience seeking a fulltime
elderly/house/petsitting position. I am honest and reliable. No
smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references available. I
have a home renovation background. Geographically flexible.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, July 2, 2020

AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED. My husband and I operate a tourist attraction,
retail shop and cafe on Kangaroo Island. We are looking for a
couple who is looking to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We are wanting
someone who lives locally to help with our grounds man and
cleaning jobs for about one hour each morning in exchange for
power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on skills there
may also be some paid work. We have plenty that needs doing in
many areas. We will provide an area for you live that will be
next to a laundry, toilet and shower block. There is also a
renovated bus you are welcome to use for extra room. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX your experience, skills, local references,
and details along with the time/dates you are interested in
staying with your phone number and we will contact suitable
persons by phone. We look forward to hearing from you.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area.
Homeowner with multiple homes on acreage seeks a Caretaker Couple
for a long-term, full-time job. Couple must take pride in the
keeping of the homes and landscaping.  This opportunity includes
salary, housing, utilities, and a truck for work use. No
children, please. Requirements:
~ Couple must have a solid work history in housekeeping and lawn
maintenance with long periods of time/tenure with the same
company/owner.
~ Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
~ Must be physically fit.
~ Must keep homes and grounds at guest-ready level throughout the
year regardless of the owner's schedule.
~ Provide immaculate housekeeping and groundskeeping/lawn care
for six homes of varying sizes.
For more information and to submit a resume, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Swiftwater, PA. Looking for a new
start? We have an immediate opening for a live-in caretaker for a
local restaurant and development company in Swiftwater. Gentleman
preferred (as living quarters provided are with men), non-smoker,
no drugs, and a small pet is a possibility. Diverse duties
include overall general building maintenance, janitorial
services, keeping of the grounds, light carpentry, painting,
etc., although duties will increase as pending projects require.
Extra hours are available in the restaurant on an as needed
basis. Room and board provided, as well as hourly wage, which is
negotiable as per your level of experience. Checkable references
are required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PROPERTY CARETAKER WILLING TO WORK in Felton, Aptos Hills,
Corralitos, to Aromas, CA. Would like to find a private small
cabin, cottage, granny or guest house, large studio, mobile home
(single wide type), livable barn, or any honest place to call
home for my dog and me. Looking for a yard for my dog to be safe,
and a positive work exchange for all or part of any rent and or
pay for my skills, building maintenance and repairs. Handyman,
ranch hand - animal care, property caretaker and more. I'm
willing to work non-skilled jobs, and willing to provide
excellent care of all your home and property needs. I have
references and I am ready for a place to call home ASAP and hope
to find an honest property owner that will agree to an honest
work trade/swap that will be of a benefit to both of us. I'm an
honest senior man with a very well behaved, very friendly, and
legal service dog. For more info please call me so we can talk at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (no text). Thank you very much.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CALIFORNIA 

SEEKING A COUPLE to perform caretaker duties at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Lake Tahoe. This beautiful Lodge has
undergone major renovations and has been converted into a unique
event venue for weddings, corporate retreats, private events, and
family reunions. The goal is to continue renovations at the lodge
to enhance its event capabilities, while also reopening the
Lodge's bar and restaurant when event season is slow. This
position requires a couple who is comfortable with guests from
all walks of life, prior event and hospitality experience, and a
strong maintenance background for upkeep of this picturesque
property. Please send your resume in a Word document to Tamara
Tanner at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

WE ARE SEEKING A YEAR-ROUND, RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE for our
beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in the Thompson/Okanagan,
halfway between Peachland and Merritt. We are an established four
season cooperative with 28 individually owned log cabins and a
lodge situated on an alpine lake. The position is ideal for a
mature couple with a sense of community and positive attitude who
wish to contribute to a welcoming experience for owners and
guests alike. You are honest, dependable, physically fit
(non-smoker) with a high standard of neatness and organization.
You must enjoy working outdoors in all-weather including extreme
conditions. The caretakers will live on-site and work in
consultation with the Board of Directors and owners, overseeing
and directly participating in the daily operations of the
property. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate
the ability to operate a small resort with confidence and a
positive attitude. You must be organized, have excellent
communication and time management skills. We require proficiency
in Word, Excel, Gmail and Google Drive. Duties include lodge
maintenance (interior and exterior), snow plowing, landscaping
and security of the property. Operation of small equipment,
general maintenance, handyman skills and mechanical aptitude are
required. Due to our remote location our caretakers need to be
able to troubleshoot, make timely decisions and exercise good
judgement using the resources at hand. Compensation will be
commensurate with skills and experience and includes living
accommodation in the lodge. References, credit checks, criminal
checks and civil litigation checks will be conducted. Paradise
Lake Cooperative follows the Provincial guidelines for health and
safety due to Covid-19. Initial interviews may be held via phone
or video conference. Please provide resumes for both partners.
The deadline for receipt of applications is August 1, 2020. Only
those who are short-listed will be contacted. Please send your
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

LAND STEWARD NEEDED for an organic farm/homestead and retreat
center in Vermont. This is a year-round residential position
co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic permaculture
farm/homestead and retreat center, with ponds, gardens, trails,
woods, fields, and hills. Vegetarian, spiritually oriented
community of three to six residents focused on personal growth,
meditation, and conscious communication. Requires integrity,
self-discipline, clean living, commitment to self-awareness, plus
skills in northeast organic gardening, homesteading, building and
equipment maintenance, forest management, animal care, wood
stoves, winter living. 2-month training/trial period followed by
2-year commitment. Includes a private winterized cabin, food,
utilities, internet, and $500/month after trial period, plus
business profit sharing. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PROPERTY CARETAKER WILLING TO WORK in Felton, Aptos Hills,
Corralitos, to Aromas, CA. Would like to find a private small
cabin, cottage, granny or guest house, large studio, mobile home
(single wide type), livable barn, or any honest place to call
home for my dog and me. Looking for a yard for my dog to be safe,
and a positive work exchange for all or part of any rent and or
pay for my skills, building maintenance and repairs. Handyman,
ranch hand - animal care, property caretaker and more. I'm
willing to work non-skilled jobs, and willing to provide
excellent care of all your home and property needs. I have
references and I am ready for a place to call home ASAP and hope
to find an honest property owner that will agree to an honest
work trade/swap that will be of a benefit to both of us. I'm an
honest senior man with a very well behaved, very friendly, and
legal service dog. For more info please call me so we can talk at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (no text). Thank you very much.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

COLORADO

LOOKING FOR A CO-INNKEEPER with massage therapy experience to
join our team in Frisco, Colorado. Duties include: daily
operations, helping with reservations, breakfast service, provide
massage therapy, etc. Work schedule is five days a week with a
two hour break daily. Compensation includes: monthly salary,
massage commission, tips and housing. Please send us an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume, or let us know if you have
any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Our 2.25-acre estate in Kona
is in need of an individual who can care for its landscape,
gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is for a
minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be possible,
if all parties are content. This position is available now. If
hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your nearest major
airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide
you with private hi-end accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid
service once a week, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a
negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally give you free
use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in one of the most
beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe the in the world. We are
seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and
very tidy and clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a week to
upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are
willing to train in our procedures, but you must have experience.
There are occasions where we have to do a little sanding and
painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle where it is
absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do
our best to be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and
competent in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge
trimmer, chain saw, and pole saw. We use mostly Stihl equipment,
and have an echo weed eater, and a commercial mower by Honda.
This equipment will be your responsibility to maintain, and you
should be able to do light repairs on them. You will have to tend
to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You must be competent in
installing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro
products. We have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and
edible berries and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾
acre botanical garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We
are in the process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in
July we are hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous,
but it is hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants
and the outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a
panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place.
If you feel this position might be your calling, please send me
your resume and a list of references. I will review them and give
you a call to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and
FaceTime. No drug use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use!
Please have one of these options available for your interviews.
All applicants will be subject to background checks. You may
contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward
resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the
terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your
email. Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and
mahalo!

WASHINGTON

SEEKING A SINGLE CARETAKER OR COUPLE FOR A 100-ACRE PROPERTY in
Washington State. We are located in a rural setting in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Whatcom County, 26
miles from Bellingham. We provide an attractive well-maintained
one-bedroom and loft house and all utilities in a beautiful
setting in exchange for the caretaker(s) looking after the place
when we are away and performing some basic maintenance jobs.
Other work on the property as needed is paid at an hourly rate.
The position allows the caretaker(s) plenty of free time. Work
includes caring for three friendly goats and two cats during
owner absences about one week each month; seasonal grass
trimming, operation of tractor for winter plowing, maintenance of
equipment involving small motors, and fence and building repairs
as needed. Useful skills include basic property maintenance, use
of power equipment such as trimmers and chainsaws, and basic
small motor maintenance. Spring and summer are busier times but
still allow plenty of caretaker free time. Goat care one week
each month involves feeding, putting goats out to pasture in the
morning and back in the barn at night. Note that the main
compensation to caretaker(s) is the house and utilities.
Non-basic jobs are paid by the hour, but because of the small
number of work hours required total cash compensation is small
and the caretaker(s) will probably need some supplemental income.
Caretaker(s) must be nonsmoker, physically fit, and animal
lovers. The ideal candidate(s) will be seeking a long-term
commitment. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to
live inexpensively in a beautiful rural setting and enjoys
outdoor work. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Organized female seeking a position as a personal assistant in
the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area. College educated
(English, Humanities). Former lives have included medical office
administrator, tour guide, and Spanish tutor. Can assist with
home, children, errands, pets (sorry, no cats due to allergies.)
Excellent references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEEDING ON-SITE PROPERTY CARETAKERS AND SECURITY? The world is a
crazy place right now! If you own a hunting/fishing lodge,
vacation home, remote getaway, or a vacation rental and are
worried about maintenance and security, let's talk! We are a
professional couple whose jobs have both been affected greatly by
COVID, so we’re using this as an opportunity to become
caretakers. We can provide security, lawn care, landscaping, snow
plowing, trail maintenance, building maintenance, QDM assistance,
and housekeeping. Other services we offer are cooking, heirloom
gardening, farm work, animal care, personal and administrative
assistance, sales and marketing help, laundry, homeschooling,
etc. We can also help create a "bug out location" and assist with
stocking up, prepping, and making lists. Many years of wilderness
living experience. Open to location, but prefer a more northern
climate. Please call, text, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks!

Friday, June 26, 2020

ARIZONA

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman (person), gardener,
resourceful, creative person for a private healing retreat
sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Work exchange for
living in a cozy, small trailer with outdoor covered patio,
garden, hammock area, yoga platform, and a fire pit/outdoor table
area. Must be reliable, have your own vehicle and cell phone.
Looking for a nature lover, someone who is healthy, kind to
themselves, our guests and animals, self-responsible, peaceful
lifestyle and with an aware Presence. Work exchange for
“Caretaker’s Cubby”, and additional hours will be paid.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED in Mounds View, MN for a 23 unit apartment
building. Duties include cleaning of the building and grounds,
apartment turns, showing and leasing, some maintenance, lawn
mowing, snow and ice removal, and tenant relations. Applicants
should have prior experience and a team would be preferred. They
must have effective communication skills and conduct themselves
professionally at all times. Compensation will be a two bedroom
apartment with garage valued at $1,265 per/month. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a horse farm in rural New Jersey.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced caretaker
familiar with horse farm operations and equestrian care.
Knowledge of horse care and a love of animals are
important/essential. We are located in beautiful rural Allentown,
NJ. Housing and utilities are included as part of our
compensation, plus a salary of $35,000 - $45,000. We offer on the
job training and support. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am 59, an Irish artist, seeking my next adventure! I have an
honors degree in Fine Art. I took a year out to travel last
August but this was cut short due to Covid. I am seeking a
full-time paid position using my skills, potentially
caretaking-property/home management but am open to new
opportunities. I love the outdoors, gardening, cooking, and
painting … anything creative. Also travelling. I love animals
and can walk dogs. I have a clean driver’s license and am a
non-smoker. If you have a suitable position please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, June 25, 2020

ALASKA

FLY-IN REMOTE LODGE IN NEED OF CARETAKER from late August 2020
through mid-May, 2021. Lodge is located on the Lake Creek River,
70 miles northwest of Anchorage. There is no road access.
Lodging, food and tools provided. Wages to be determined. Must
have basic handyman skills including chainsaw operation. Must be
comfortable in remote locations. We do have phone and satellite
internet. Prefer a non-smoker, non-drinker, drug free, happy and
communicative person. Please email your resume and two character
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Batchelor, Northern Territory. We are looking for a couple who
have their own accommodation i.e. a caravan/motor home, and who
would be interested in volunteering as “On-Site Caretakers”
at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are now looking for people from
July to the end of September/October, (or part thereof) depending
on the weather. This is not a paid position. Your van site, power
and water are free for you in the grounds of the Museum. There is
also a bathroom, fridge and small washing machine available.
Batchelor is at the gateway to the beautiful “Litchfield
National Park” and is a very historic little town of
approximately 400 people, 50/50 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.
Batchelor is only 100kms from Darwin. There is a wonderful
community spirit in the town and always lots of fun activities
going on. Lawn bowls, a swimming pool, general store, beautiful
Batchelor Oval with a cricket pitch, many parks, monthly markets,
monthly Quiz Nights, Op-shop, Anglican and Seventh Day Adventist
Churches, Butterfly Farm and Rum Jungle Tavern with karaoke
weekly are some of the activities you could become involved in
during your stay at the Museum. The more you give, the more you
receive in Batchelor. You won’t want to leave! We are
interested in a neat and friendly couple who are active and enjoy
meeting and talking with people, most of whom are travelers such
as you. There is a small shop/cafe in the entry building, selling
Museum souvenirs, gift lines from local artists, ice creams,
drinks etc. There would be remuneration given in appreciation for
the running of the cafe. The main requirements are keeping the
three buildings of the museum clean, opening and closing, and
greeting visitors each day. Also, maintaining the museum grounds
and driveways. Details of these activities will be forwarded upon
application, with a run-sheet of a typical day. This is an easy
and rewarding position for two people to share the day’s
activities. The Museum is open seven days a week during the
season and on request thereafter. Open hours are from 10am to
4pm. You would be required to be here five days per week, then
two days off. This is flexible to suit different requirements. We
are all volunteers, and as such, try to be flexible. We have a
small yet dedicated group of Committee members and friends of the
Museum who look after it on a regular basis to allow our valued
caretakers to enjoy their time off. A keen interest in Australian
history, in particular WWII would be great but not necessary.
This is an opportunity to learn more about the Top End and the
front line of our Australian WWII history; also the Rum Jungle
Uranium Mine and the township of Batchelor in the 1950’s,
60’s, and 70’s. The Museum is fascinating and, whilst it has
only been open since 2012, has been given great reviews and is on
the “to do” list for the Northern Territory. It is constantly
evolving, with new exhibits and information being added on a
regular basis. If you are interested in keeping the history alive
and would like more information, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

ASSISTANT RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Northern Wyoming
(near Sheridan, WY). Seeking a full-time, year round assistant
ranch manager/caretaker (individual or couple) to help build a
new ranching operation from the ground up. You'd be working
directly with/under the owner. I have a 1,100 acre property with
an eight stall barn, large shop, manager's house, and main house
(in process of construction). You would be responsible for
grounds maintenance - mowing, snow removal, general landscaping
and weed abatement, well and water treatment/maintenance, minor
building maintenance - painting/staining, plumbing, electric,
etc., minor vehicle maintenance - keeping ranch vehicles clean
and operational (utility tractor, truck, ATV, UTV, riding mower),
tending to horses and other livestock - feeding, exercising,
doctoring, etc., fencing - maintain, repair, and installation of
various fencing (barbed wire, post/rail, and electric). Must have
a minimum of three years’ experience related to the
duties/responsibilities above. Prefer (but not required) a two
year college degree in an Ag related field (animal science, Ag
science, agri-business, ranch management, etc.). Should have a
minimum of five years western riding experience, working with and
around horses (breeding/training experience a plus). Some
experience working with cattle preferred. Requirements: have
reliable transportation, a clean driving record, current
insurance, a valid license, a minimum of three non-family
references, have the ability to organize, plan, and work alone,
with minimal supervision, and have the ability to work in
sometimes extreme environments (heat, cold, wind), and terrain. A
drug screening and background check required. Starting salary of
$36,000, with housing. Promotion, raise, and benefit package
available for the right individual/couple over time. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Howdy, I am looking for a new place to live in the Monterey or
Carmel Valley area. If you know of anyone with a small cabin or
house share, please give me a call at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I am
a long-time peninsula resident who has been away for a few years
and am moving back. I have reopened my Contracting/Handyman
business also. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

Monday, June 22, 2020

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED in Tulelake, California, located 45 miles
south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. If you like peace, quiet and
solitude, and have general maintenance skills, this is the place
for you. I’m looking for a financially stable and responsible
person or couple to live full-time on my ranch in exchange for
watching over the ranch when I’m away and helping with general
maintenance and running of the ranch. If you have animals bring
them along, such as dogs (on approval), horses (corral, stalls
and free grazing available), goats, chickens, etc. Requirements:
a non-smoker, absolutely no drug and/or alcohol abuse, bring your
own RV or trailer, a cell phone, a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive
vehicle, and be physically fit to work on a ranch. I’m
offering: free covered RV space with full hook-ups including
water, trash, sewer, up to $100 towards electricity per month,
internet, a fenced yard, and $200 per month compensation from
October 1st through March 1st while I'm away. You will be
responsible for propane, maintaining your yard area (i.e. water,
mow, rake, etc.), helping with the care of the orchard and bees,
check water for cows, helping with general clean-up, have
knowledge of electricity and plumbing, and taking care of your
own animals. A background check will be required (at your
expense). For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(No emails or texts). Thanks.

COLORADO 

LIVE-ON RANCH ASSISTANT NEEDED. A large working ranch property
(6,500 acres) north of Vail, Colorado has created a new position
for a Ranch Assistant to live on the property and handle a
variety of physical, hands-on management and maintenance tasks.
The ranch owner would like to hire a professional with excellent
trades skills (carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical, welding,
etc. all a plus) who is comfortable working around horses,
livestock, and other members of the team. The successful
candidate should be knowledgeable in many areas of ranch
operations and management, such as: irrigation and water systems,
including creeks, desalination, etc.; vehicle upkeep, servicing,
and maintenance; and upkeep of trails and roads. Must be licensed
to operate heavy farm and ranch machinery and vehicles. Basic
proficiency with computers, smartphones, tablets, email, etc.
required; additional technology skills and ability to perform
basic troubleshooting a plus. To be considered, you should have
five to ten years of ranch experience. This position will involve
physical labor and requires the ability to lift and handle heavy
machinery, materials, and livestock. Excellent compensation
offered, depending on experience, with benefits (including paid
live-on accommodations); relocation available. This role is
full-time and year-round. To be considered, please apply for
position XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Immediate interviews via
videoconference available. Qualified applicants will be
contacted.

MONTANA

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE TO BE THE FULL-TIME CARETAKERS of a
privately-owned ranch in Wise River, Montana. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is 160 acres, completely surrounded by
National Forest, and bordered by the Wise River with a stream
going through the middle. The operation of the property is
two-fold: regular ranch operations and guest ranch duties.
Regular ranch operations duties include: ranch security and
oversight, buildings and equipment maintenance, tractors,
backhoe, and haying equipment maintenance, spring cabin openings
and winterizing in the fall, general log cabin maintenance and
upkeep, irrigating hay fields and haying the first week of August
(once a year), maintaining jack and lodge-pole fencing around
property, winter feeding of approximately eight horses twice a
day, assist with ranch improvement projects. Guest ranch duties
include: spring deep cleaning of cabins, represent the ranch
brand, and handle guest relations, guest check-in and check-out,
cleaning cabins after check-out, grounds and lawn maintenance
around cabins. You can check out the ranch at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  We are looking for a couple who is
hard-working, honest, and good with people. Please contact us
using both emails if interested via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER, HOUSE MANAGER, AND NANNY needed in
Long Branch, NJ. We have an immediate need for a live-in
caretaker for a full family. Candidates must be warm, caring, and
patient, organized and have experience with children, cooking and
managing a busy household. Must also be willing and/or experience
with helping family member with health/special needs and be
willing to stay overnights, including weekends. Duties will
include: managing all aspects of household, including organizing
schedules, groceries, cleaning and laundry; taking care of one
child, including play, bedtime, feeding and changing; cooking,
including special needs diet; caretaking for family member going
through recovery; and errands and personal assistant duties.
Weekly compensation will be provided. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

I am a strong and healthy, 47-year-old able bodied, innovative,
fast learning mama of a three-year-old looking for a caretaking
position in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area (will consider
Nevada City/Grass Valley). I have lived in Tahoe City for twenty
years but due to a changed partnership situation am needing a
stable home for the next 6 - 12 months, maybe longer. I would
love to help keep safe and sacred someone’s property by tending
gardens, painting, shoveling, looking after animals, etc. I will
have my son half the time. Need internet for my part-time work
online. You'll find out more about me here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I have my own car. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Husband and wife seeking first time caretaking position in the
Black Hills of South Dakota, northeast Wyoming or northwest
Nebraska. Both have Class A CDL's and experience with fencing,
brush-hogging, property maintenance and some cattle work (no
calving). Husband has an excellent driving history, metal and
wood working skills, welding, carpentry, and haying background.
Wife has a horse background including cleaning stalls, feeding,
grooming, etc. Also experience cleaning homes and vacation
rentals plus yard work. We have three miniature horses, two dogs
and two barn cats. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, June 18, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS WANTED A FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND PROPERTY. Boutique
accommodation available, close to the reef, beach and river.
Preferably looking for a couple with their own van for six months
starting in July. In return for the site for your van, power, and
use of the facilities we require that you be our onsite presence
for three days per week. Duties include answering the phone,
emails, meeting guests, and light gardening. We have some pets as
well. Some additional paid work is available mowing grass, and
cleaning cabins. Must be reliable with local references. For more
information please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
We are seeking a reliable and motivated caretaker couple to fill
two positions and live onsite to manage housekeeping and
groundskeeping of a privately-owned ranch. The property includes
the main house and five guest homes. The caretaker couple reports
to the owner and co-ranch managers. The area is remote and is
ideal for a couple without young or school-aged children. The
first position requires one to be physically able to work
outdoors and climb ladders. Must have prior experience with and
be able to safely operate mowers and other equipment, including
power and hand tools. General yard work and landscaping,
fertilizing, pest baiting, irrigation of grounds and orchard
trees, flower planting, remove fallen limbs, and tree pruning.
Rake/level gravel roads near houses as needed — pressure
washing sidewalks as required. Keep fire and barbecue pits
maintained and ready for use. Check propane levels and fill as
necessary. General maintenance and troubleshooting of the main
home and guest houses to include generators, faucets, toilets,
filters, light bulbs, etc. Coordinate HVAC service and repairs.
Service truck, mowers, four-wheeler, etc., and ensure the
vehicles used by the owners are maintained and filled with
gas/ready for use during visits. The requirements for the 2nd
position are to provide regular deep cleaning of the primary and
five guest homes. Responsibilities to include dusting, mopping,
vacuuming, window cleaning, laundry washing and folding, grill
and fireplace cleaning, etc. Coordinate with the owner regarding
grocery needs. Shop for food and supplies, place in bins and
refrigerator as appropriate. Bring in the owner’s mail daily.
Must have prior experience with and be capable of cleaning and
upkeep of homes, as well as food purchases. For both positions,
candidates must be flexible with work schedules as these are not
typical 8-5 jobs. While the owner and guests are off-site, work
hours will be typical 8-hour day Monday – Friday. While the
owner and guests are in residence, staff are needed to work
adjusted schedules to accommodate. The team will be expected to
keep the homes and grounds at a guest-ready level throughout the
year regardless of the owner’s schedule. This is a long-term
opportunity for a stable couple. Candidates must be able to lift
over 50 pounds and be capable of doing physical labor. Candidates
must be able to pass a background screen. A competitive salary,
housing, utilities, and a work truck for ranch use, etc. is
included. To apply, please forward a resume for both applicants
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed for part-time cooking/cleaning in
the Rhinebeck NY Area. Must be able to take care of our home (an
old converted Inn built in 1780 and set in beautiful grounds)
with the owners (a couple with three children) visiting less than
100 days per year, as well as rentals when they happen where tips
are earned in addition to the compensation below. Long hours
required in the summer seasons and substantial down time in the
winter months to explore Dutchess County, hiking and pursue
personal hobbies when the house is not occupied.
Chef/Housekeeper/Caretaker job knowledge and expectations require
culinary experience, must be knowledgeable about maintaining,
cleaning and preserving a wide variety of surfaces, follow
instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies, be able
to self-motivate and work independently without supervision,
maintenance of the property, basic cooking (must be familiar
with, and have worked with, standard kitchen equipment), and
cleaning, plan and serve the menu according to the home owner’s
needs, shop for food and kitchen supplies and equipment, stock,
organize and clean the kitchen, plan and prepare food for parties
on occasion. Previous culinary/hotel experience a huge plus.
Compensation will be $40,000 for a maximum of 150 days of
cooking/cleaning, plus housing and utilities provided as
caretakers for the basic oversight of the property. Accommodation
is one open studio apartment so this would be most suitable to
couples. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Bobby, I’m 40-years-old and have been trying to get
a business off the ground in North Idaho for the past several
years. I am looking for a caretaker position, paid or unpaid in
the Coeur d’Alene area. My family owns a ranch in Texas so I
have spent my entire life maintaining land. I can use almost any
tool and do almost anything. If I don’t know how to do it I
will learn. My mechanical knowledge is lacking. I don’t have
any tattoos, quit smoking, quit coffee, drink occasionally, and
have no criminal record. My email is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

CALIFORNIA

OUR CLIENTS IN NEWPORT BEACH are looking for an educated and
experienced professional Family Assistant/Nanny to join a
wonderful team of nannies who help care for their five children,
ages seven to 13-years-old. This is a permanent, year round
position with a long term outlook and Mom and Dad are happy to
guarantee 40 hours per week at $30 - $40 per hour (depending on
experience). This family does require flexibility regarding the
schedule but hours will generally fall between 1pm - 9pm. We're
looking for someone who is academically strong, a great role
model and quite comfortable and efficient in assisting with the
smooth running of a home. This family takes COVID guidelines
seriously and will ask for maximum vigilance in this regard. This
is a very special team of nannies and we really are looking for a
nanny who is strong on character, kind and hard working.
Applicants should please email their resume directly to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with Newport Beach – Family Assistant in
the subject line. We thank you in advance for your interest in
this position!

HAWAII

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. I will entertain a
couple for this opportunity, with the other half of the team
tending to high-end housekeeping. This commitment is for a
minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be possible,
if all parties are content. This position is available now. If
hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your nearest major
airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide
you with private hi-end accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid
service once a week, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a
negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally give you free
use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in one of the most
beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe the in the world. We are
seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and
very tidy and clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a week to
upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are
willing to train in our procedures, but you must have experience.
There are occasions where we have to do a little sanding and
painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle where it is
absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do
our best to be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and
competent in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge
trimmer, chain saw, and pole saw. We use mostly Stihl equipment,
and have an echo weed eater, and a commercial mower by Honda.
This equipment will be your responsibility to maintain, and you
should be able to do light repairs on them. You will have to tend
to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You must be competent in
installing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro
products. We have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and
edible berries and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾
acre botanical garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We
are in the process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in
July we are hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous,
but it is hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants
and the outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a
panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place.
If you feel this position might be your calling, please send me
your resume and a list of references. I will review them and give
you a call to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and
FaceTime. No drug use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use!
Please have one of these options available for your interviews.
All applicants will be subject to background checks. You may
contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor questions. Please forward
resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the
terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your
e-mail. Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and
mahalo!

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSE RENOVATION HELPERS WANTED in Morningside (a suburb of
Auckland). I have space for one to three people to help me build
a stone wall and paint my house. I have a large house, on top of
a hill, and an easy 15 minute walk to Whangarei center. We work a
half day (four to five hours of work time), in exchange for food
and board. I have one single bed, plus one comfortable sofa, plus
one foam mattress. We will take turns cooking (but I pay for all
food). The food is good, have a beer, and the house is spacious,
and has a balcony overlooking the city. I have ultra-fast Wi-Fi
(unlimited). I will take you caving and other stuff around here,
depending on the weather, etc. I have done heaps of travelling
myself and am pretty relaxed. I’ve had about 50 travelers come
to stay here, usually they stay for a week or a month. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Cheers!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

QUIET COUPLE seek a long-term housesitting or caretaking position
in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and technical
skills and are very good at fixing things. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Will
consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking, or
drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, June 15, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED. We are a family owned sheep wool
property seeking a short-term (approximately three months)
caretaker couple with their own van so that we can be away from
the property for short periods of time. If you are a reliable,
active, outdoor couple with your own van and currently located in
Queensland, we would like to hear from you. We will provide a
site for your van, free power and water, access to the bathroom
and laundry, as well as a weekly retainer to undertake agreed
caretaking responsibilities (stock/water runs and watering the
garden). When stock or property work is happening and you are
interested to participate, we will negotiate an additional day
pay rate for that work. Being a short drive on bitumen to the
town of Barcaldine, we have excellent mobile coverage and easy
access to essential services in a friendly community. The
location means that you can enjoy the expanse and isolation of
living on a working sheep and cattle property, whilst in close
proximity to a well serviced town. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-IN ANIMAL CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED on 6½ beautiful acres in
Murrieta, CA. Care is for our four dogs, five horses, and two
mini-donkeys. Feeding and clean up required. Must have
considerable horse experience. The job also comes with living
space, TV, internet, phone, electricity and water. Available now.
Prefer a couple, as someone needs to be home a majority of the
time to help with the dogs. Small salary, benefits, and a trailer
provided. For more information and to apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IDAHO

SEEKING A LOPER/STALL CLEANER for a cutting horse facility in
Bellevue, Idaho. Cutting trainer seeking a loper to ride show
horses and help clean stalls at the ranch in Bellevue. Traveling
and loping at shows is a necessity. Room in a shared living
situation is a possibility for the right individual. Bi-weekly
salary provided. The opportunity to ride two year olds is a
possibility. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from August 1
through August 30. We have a three bedroom/two bathroom house
near some local hot springs. We have a cat that the housesitter
will need to care for. We need someone or a couple (sorry, no
other children or pets allowed) for almost the entire month of
August. One of our vehicles will be available for your use.
Serious inquiries should email their interest and references to
The Caretaker Gazette at caretaker@caretaker.org All responses
will then be forwarded.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER COUPLE LOOKING FOR NEXT GIG. We have been taking care
of a 260-year-old farmhouse and the almost 12 acres of the
property on which it sits. We both love the outdoors, and are
committed to doing the best job possible. We are a couple in our
late 30's, make a good team, work well together and do not smoke
or do drugs. Our current gig has required painting, plowing, lawn
mowing, gardening, minor repairs, repairing fences, cleaning,
etc. Getting this old place ready to sell at the end of our stay.
Although we would love to find a similar situation, we are open
to other possibilities... One of us is a mail carrier for the
USPS, and the other is a personal assistant (more flexibility in
hours). We have our own tools, and a cat. Would like to find a
position within a 25 mile radius of Ridgefield, CT. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, June 8, 2020

CALIFORNIA

ST. HELENA IN NAPA VALLEY. Are you a refined, career housekeeper
who takes pride in keeping a home pristine and organized? Daily
light to medium cleaning (a deep cleaner comes weekly), make
beds, do laundry (clothing and linens), errands, and some
ironing. Strong cooking skills are a huge plus. Vegetable and
herb garden on the grounds for you to utilize daily. Make fresh,
healthy, seasonal cuisine. Help with elegant entertaining. This
is a LIVE ON-SITE opportunity for ONE person. A one bedroom,
1,200 sq. ft. furnished cottage will be provided. Be part of a
stable, long term multi-staffed team. MUST have longevity in
previous housekeeping roles (5+ years in each position),
verifiable stellar references and experience working in formal
homes. Flexibility to work weekends when principle is in
residence. Will always have two days off/week. $75,000 plus
housing, plus benefits. This search is being led by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Due to high volume of responses only those
meeting the requirements will be contacted. Thank you for your
interest!

COLORADO 

FULL-TIME ASSISTANT RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a private guest
ranch in Rand, Colorado. This year around position in Northern
Colorado includes an annual salary of $35,000, benefits and
housing. I’m looking for someone to help take care of a private
guest ranch for friends and family. Must be willing to help with:
trail rides, fencing, irrigation, feeding, cleaning cabins and
whatever may arise. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will be in touch, as this is an
immediate position available.

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2.25-acre estate in Kona
and are in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills,
light plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
This commitment is for a minimum of 90 days, however if all
parties are content the contract can be long-term. This position
will be open as of mid-July 2020. If hired, one can expect a
round trip ticket from your nearest major airport to Kona,
Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide you with private
hi-end accommodations, free cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a
week, gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, and a negotiated
stipend (?). Lastly, we will occasionally give you free use of a
vehicle to explore the island. We are in one of the most
beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe in the world. No drug
use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! The applicant must
have his or her own health and auto insurance coverage. This is a
“Work for Hire” position and does not imply employment. We
are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and
very tidy and clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a week to
upkeep our estate. We are willing to train in our procedures, but
you must have experience and be proficient in the following
areas: there are occasions where we have projects which include
sanding and painting, pressure washing, and tiling. It is also
important to have some skills in plumbing and electrical. We
undertake many small and large projects that need to be
accomplished in between the general maintenance responsibilities.
A fully equipped woodshop is onsite. You must be proficient and
competent in using the following; saws (miter, circular, jig,
band, table, scroll, plunge circular, tile saw, and sawzall),
multi-tool, tenon and biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills
and drill press, dremel tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish
sprayers, and a 10.rotary laser. In addition to the use of the
above tools, you would be responsible for the maintenance and
light repairs of these tools. We have over 50 different fruit and
spice trees and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre
botanical garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is
fabulous. We all work hard here, and we believe in quality over
quantity. Our motto is; “If you undertake a project with us, do
it to your fullest potential, or don’t even bother” We
encourage good ideas, creativity, and a team approach. The
property has a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a
spectacular place. If you feel this position might be your
calling, please give me a call to set up an interview (I can do
Skype and FaceTime) and please send me your resume and
references, as well. All applicants will be subject to background
checks. You may contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions.
Aloha and mahalo! Please forward resumes and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House of Kona,
caretakers” in the subject line of your email. My response
should be received within 48 hours

TEXAS

PRIVATE HUNTING RANCH CARETAKER(S) NEEDED, south of Hebbronville,
TX. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or
couple to clean the lodge (daily) and guest rooms (as needed) and
guide quarters (weekly). The caretaker(s) will also need to help
with meal prep and clean-up when possible. No cooking required.
If a couple, duties would include maintenance around the
headquarters area, groundskeeping and some vehicle cleaning,
light errands, etc. Could be either full-time or an August –
February position. This is one of the premier natural ranches in
the state of Texas. Salary will be based upon experience, and
housing is offered. To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

NEED NEXT LONG-TERM PART-TIME RURAL CARETAKING GIG PRONTO as this
3.5 year one is ending unexpectedly soon. Want animal (horses,
cows, goats, whatever) or property care, will do most other farm
tasks cheerfully and competently, though as an old fart don't
want to work hard long hours regularly. Might consider child or
elder care, experienced with both. Reliable, trustworthy,
flexible, female, problem solver, ethical, easy-going. Have
limited retirement income so small stipend would be handy. Prefer
western US, any rural-ish site anywhere considered. Need quiet
clean no smoking/drinking/druggie space, rustic isolated off-grid
completely acceptable, experienced with solar and water
catchment, comfortable chopping wood. Travel with civilized dog
used to farm life (good ratter), reliable all-wheel drive Subaru
and limited tools. Please call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you
think we might could help each other.

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friend’s home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you, Craig

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

ALABAMA

SUMMER CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE in Robertsdale, Alabama for
someone with their own RV. I am looking for a caretaker for just
this summer. Duties will include groundskeeper work, consisting
of mowing the grass, keeping the property up, and presenting a
presence on the property. Compensation will only be full hook-ups
for your RV. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager for our 300 acres near Lake City,
Colorado. Includes three large dwellings, a large workshop and
barn, and two irrigated pastures. A combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience required.
Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required.
Road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture with large
irrigation system. General household maintenance and cleaning.
Looking for a self-starter and someone with initiative. Benefits
package available. Full-time housing available on ranch.
References required. Salary based on experience. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Please email only, as we are
not taking calls at this time.

NEW JERSEY

SEEKING EXPERIENCED CARETAKERS for an equine sustainable farm on
52 acres in Stockton, NJ, located in the beautiful Delaware
Valley. 
Flexible work options available: part-time, temporary or
permanent, live off- or on-site in a picturesque, historic home.
Six month lease, ability to renew, fair wages, work-for-rent
option. Long-term position preferred. Are you the right person,
couple, or pair to join our hardworking team? If you’re
interested in either the equine or the agricultural positions or
both, and if you can check all the boxes below relative to your
interest and experience, we’d love to hear from you.
Priority Position: Assistant Manager, Equine Business/Farm
Manager. Experience required: 5+ consecutive years all-around
caring for horses, including pasture and manure management, stall
and arena maintenance; knowledgeable in equine health and medical
care; honed business management; skills in accounting, insurance,
workplace policies essential! Skilled in buying and selling
horses, with a keenly-trained eye to assess horse wellness and
movement; background/skills in hospitality, customer service, and
event management; experience driving, loading and unloading a two
or more horse trailers; knowledge of horse sport
conditioning/rehabilitation, cross training; in-hand, on-ground
exercises; driving experience (horse or pony); reining; Western
skills experience organizing horse shows (on any level).
Agricultural Position: experience required. Three to five
year’s agricultural/farm experience needed, small engine and
electric power tool experience, handyperson experience, knowledge
of tools/basic carpentry, knowledge of native plants and
sustainable practices preferred, but will train.
Personal Qualities needed for both positions: work well with
management, take direction well, willing to learn and be part of
a team, dependable exceptional people and customer service
skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, analytical focused,
diligent, efficient, resourceful, creative, diligent problem
solver, mature, honest, thoughtful, culturally informed,
energetic, hard-working perfectionist, polite, kind, trustworthy,
respectful of seniority, thrives in a professional environment,
insists on keeping neat, clean workplace conditions,
project-driven, deadline oriented, flexible, willing to work
various jobs, small to large, understand the big picture of our
business.
Requirements needed for both positions: must have a valid
driver’s license, own a car or truck, provide employment and
landlord referrals, must be authorized to work in U.S., able to
lift 50 lbs., be a High School graduate with some college
preferred, wear proper work shoes and clothing, be able to work
odd hours, have a flexible schedule, and be on call. If you’re
qualified and ready, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

A NEW MEXICO RANCH needs horse care help, plus trail riding with
the owner. Help needed at Spotted Horse Ranch, which is a private
home to trail ride in Mimbres, NM. Responsibilities will include
feeding and riding eight dead broke horses, live in a small guest
house, feed two trail dogs, and water outside flowers if needed.
Salary is negotiable. To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

A PREMIER HUNTING AND FISHING CLUB, located in North Central
Pennsylvania, is seeking full-time caretaker(s). A two person
team is preferred to provide meals and maintain cleanliness of
the clubhouse. This is a live-in position with salary, benefits,
housing and utilities provided. Benefits include healthcare,
retirement savings plan and paid vacation. Hunting and fishing
privileges are not part of the employment arrangement. Prior
restaurant or large group cooking experience preferred. Skilled
personal computing use in Word and Excel is desired. Annual
performance reviews will be conducted. Applicants must consent to
criminal background and credit checks. Please email letters of
interest and a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX no later than July
25, 2020.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

38-YEAR-OLD FEMALE AND WELL-BEHAVED PUP seeking a position on a
ranch/property in Montana. Livingston and surrounding areas
preferred, but interested in the Greater Yellowstone region -
Wyoming and Idaho included. Open to the right fit in California.
Spent the last three summers managing guest and property details
on a remote cattle ranch in Montana; four previous running a
business in Jackson Hole. Accustomed to the many hats/ability to
adapt that ranch living requires. Looking for full-time work or a
part-time chore/housing arrangement that would allow time to
build my photography clientele. Especially interested in being a
house manager on private property or support on a working ranch -
reach out with any needs/scenarios you have and let's see if
we're a good fit! Great communicator, quick learner and pleasant
to work with! Strong interest in working with livestock.
Detail-oriented, great at anticipating needs, knack for
inventory/stocking, and able to manage sub-contractors. Years of
customer/guest services experience - enjoy planning/hosting
guests and events. Organized and tech savvy - happy to help with
marketing/admin needs. Resume, references and letter of
recommendation available. Interests include photography,
fly-fishing, regenerative agriculture, conservation, land
stewardship, silversmithing, horseback riding, and historic
preservation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

ALASKA 

A REMOTE HISTORIC LODGE in the Alaska Wilderness is looking for a
caretaker couple. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a
hardworking, self-motivated couple for a permanent position as
caretakers of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This a unique opportunity to
live at Alaska's oldest hunting and recreation lodge, established
in 1937. Our Lodge is a fly-in only lodge (off the road system)
and is located 125 miles from Anchorage (the nearest city). The
lodge is made up of 12 log cabins and several other sheds
situated on five acres of private property. There is no other
private properties or neighbors close by, it's a self-sufficient
type situation, we produce our own electricity by diesel
generator and have our own well and septic. The lodge hosts high
end guests and provides first class service for hunting and
eco-tour clientele on a seasonal basis. The main tasks each day
is to report the weather for the FAA and feed our horses.
Reporting the weather is easy once we teach you, but you will
have to study, take a test and pass to become certified through
the National Weather Service. The weather is reported about seven
times a day and takes 5-10 minutes to do each report, it is
important for small aircraft flying through the area to know what
the weather is doing. We have about 20 horses which are primarily
free range but come in each morning, we hook them up feed them a
grain pellet, let them eat and come back an hour later to release
them. It is difficult to list every potential task that may arise
but being remote you have to be self-sufficient and learn how to
improvise if/when things break or go wrong. Being so remote it
could take a week or longer to get a repair person to the lodge.
Problem solving and thinking outside the box are huge assets to
operating smoothly out there. Some tasks could include pumping
fuel, unloading planes, maintenance on generator and snow
machines, shoveling snow, splitting firewood, cleaning lodge,
helping weathered in guests or snowmachiners riding through,
fixing potential electrical, plumbing, satellite, or mechanical
problems that may arise. We are also a check point for the
following races Iditarod, Iron Dog, Ultra Sport. Our family comes
out to assist during those times (Mid-February - end of March).
Some physical strength is required as horse feed bags weigh
50lbs, fuel containers weigh about 100lbs and propane tanks weigh
about 200lbs. All that being said it is typically a low stress,
peaceful life style where you can work at your own pace as long
as things are being cared for. We are looking for year round or
seasonal caretakers and would ideally like someone to start in
July 2020. We are at the lodge June through September for our
summer and hunting season but could use a caretaker couple during
that time as well. We have traditionally hired one couple to
watch the place from October 1st - June 1st but we would be open
to hiring two to three different couples to split up that time if
it works better. We would also be open for someone who wanted to
stay longer. Our last caretakers have been with us about 12 years
and their health/age will no longer allow them to be out there.
You will live right at the lodge so room and board is included as
a large part of your pay, you will also receive a stipend
starting at $1,500/month for the two of you. An increase in pay
may become an option based on experience and job performance.
Some other living expenses are covered as well as we provide
internet, phone, TV, etc. The job does not pay much because of
the high cost of having people out there, our caretakers take the
job for the lifestyle more than the pay. It truly is a peaceful,
unique way of life living off the grid. We tell our caretakers to
plan on one supply plane a month during the slow times of year,
although we often end up with more. We are a non-smoking,
non-marijuana facility, with no pets. Thank you for your time and
interest. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

ONSITE CARETAKER WANTED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Queensland. Accommodation provided in a two bedroom residence in
return for 15 hours caretaking and general duties. This would
suit a retired or semi-retired, active, self-motivated individual
or couple. Must have gardening and handyman skills. Applications
by mail detailing your work history and suitability for the
position to be sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications close
at midnight Friday June 5th.

CALIFORNIA

FARSI SPEAKING ROOMMATE/CARETAKER NEEDED in Woodland Hills.
Looking for a roommate/caretaker who can help with light
housekeeping/cooking, and grocery shopping in Woodland Hills. A
master bedroom, parking, and food will be provided for free.
Salary is $1,500.00 a month. Experience required in caretaking.
Farsi speaking preferred. You must own a vehicle and have a valid
driver's license. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any
questions and to apply, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER needed at a private ranch near
Telluride, CO. Seeking a highly motivated, experienced,
self-starting individual to become the Assistant Property Manager
at a family owned ranch. This individual will live on-site or
nearby and be involved in all aspects of the operations and
maintenance of the grounds and buildings. The Assistant Property
Manager will take direction from, and report to, the Property
Manager and the owners of the property, a private family.
Responsibilities include maintaining and improving the forested
lands. This includes clearing deadfall and cleaning the forest to
improve aesthetics and lower the danger of Wildfire, as well as,
trail construction and design. Maintain all buildings and roads.
Preparation of the Main House and property for the owners and
guest visits, assisting in ongoing improvement projects, removal
of trash and recycling, and snow removal. Develop and implement
preventative maintenance plans including maintenance
schedule/calendar for all equipment, make recommendations for
equipment replacement and purchase. Ensure equipment and
inventories are properly maintained and securely stored for both
operational and safety reasons. Oversee and understand the
operation of all property systems, including: HVAC, electrical,
plumbing, lighting, hot tub, and the alarm/security system.
Oversee and maintain irrigation system. Provide on-site presence
in the absence of the Property Manager. Operate heavy machinery
including the Skid Steer, mini excavator, and mid-size tractor
with hay cutting attachments. Maintain landscaping, gardens and
fences. Provide supervision to seasonal employees engaged in
property maintenance activities and oversight to various vendors
and independent contractors working on the property. Oversee
security of the property and privacy of the owners. Keep all the
road vehicles and equipment maintained and serviced, including
routine maintenance, inspections and tracking of warranties and
recalls, as well as special needs/requests. Use sound judgment
and discretion to protect the property, employees, and owners.
The owners are strong advocates of conservation and environmental
sustainability. Environmentally friendly practices should be
utilized which minimize soil erosion/degradation and optimize
natural resources and wildlife. Salary will be $60,000 - $ 70,000
depending on experience. A housing allowance is a possibility if
relocating to the area. The in-season (April - October) work
schedule will be 50+ hours per week, the off-season (November -
March) work schedule will be 10-20 hours per week. If interested,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND 

WAIHEKE ISLAND CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION is available on Waiheke
Island. A physically active couple are sought for the position of
joint caretakers on a private Waiheke Island property. The joint
roles include maintenance of lawns, pathways, ponds, gardens,
buildings and other structures plus cleaning of domestic
dwellings and a guest accommodation cottage. The main attributes
sought are: fitness (there is a lot of grass slashing, gravel
path maintenance, clearing fallen trees, weed spraying, house and
roof painting, gardening, etc.); health and safety (it’s
important to follow all H&S requirements of working with
machinery and occasional work on scaffolding); practical (it is
important to have some practical building maintenance and repair
skills); personality (need to have the ability to work alongside
the owners and be adaptable to change. Good communication skills
required for dealing with visitors). An annual salary plus a
small two bedroom cottage located on the property comprise the
remuneration package. The cottage is not suitable for children.
Applicants must have an AWD or 4WD vehicle. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applications will close when a
suitable couple is found.

TENNESSEE 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to operate a 13 room Bed and Breakfast in
the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is looking for friendly upbeat, non-smoking, dependable,
energetic, Innkeepers for a year-round position. Must be warm,
friendly, personable, service detail-oriented and able to
prioritize tasks. Must be professional, customer service
oriented, have strong organizational and customer relation
skills, be self-motivated and detail oriented. Innkeeper’s
responsibilities include but are not limited to: administrative
task, phone and online reservations, marketing, guest services,
cleaning, cooking, grounds and building maintenance and serving
breakfast. Compensation includes living quarters with bedroom
living room, kitchen and bathroom, all utilities, monthly salary
and a possible bonus. At least one of the applicants must have
commercial cooking experience. To apply, please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE, one of whom is also an
experienced chef, (able to handle an upscale breakfast and dinner
in the hotel and other meals when needed when the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX restaurant is closed) to manage
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Paint Bank, Virginia (a remote county).
Originally constructed in the early 1900’s, the newly-renovated
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX holds six exquisitely furnished bedrooms,
parlor, dining room, and a meeting room. Pair this with other
venues that offer one-of-a-kind lodging experiences (i.e. glamps,
caboose, and log cabins). Seeking positive, energetic, and
passionate people who are dedicated to delivering a premium
experience to every guest. Duties will include but are not
limited to: Check-ins, taking reservations, marketing, managing
housekeeping staff, handling guest needs and complaints, meal
preparation, record keeping and reporting, and all other
day-to-day operations necessary to accommodate guests. Computer
skills necessary to handle online bookings through Resnexus and
use Microsoft Office. Strong communication and teamwork skills
are a must. Housing and competitive salaries offered. To learn
more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Those interested should
email a resume with references and availability to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am a 44-year-old female in good health. I am currently live
outside El Paso, TX and am looking for any opportunity preferably
in the Southwest, but will consider WY, MT, UT ( if seasonally).
I was looking to either caretake/upkeep a place including but not
limited to tend to cattle, horses, etc., yard, house, vehicles,
equipment, etc. I don’t consider myself a Cowgirl nor a highly
experienced rider, but I know my way around horses and am willing
to learn. I’m very handy and can run tractors, skid steers,
stick shift, back up a trailer, use power tools, chain saw, you
name it. I can use reasoning skills and problem solve. And what I
may not know I am a very fast learner. I can take instructions
yet also run the show without my hand held. I would not mind also
helping out an elder Rancher who may be better off with someone
around to help out and also look after things (I’m not nurse
per say material, but I can be around for safety ). I can be a
great side hand lady. I can help with cattle during day and
cook/clean at night, etc. I have worked as a caretaker on a ranch
in Wyoming in the past and have helped on a few ranches, raised a
bunch of my own livestock as well. I do not drink, use drugs or
have any criminal history. Salary is not all I’m looking for,
I’m looking to fit in somewhere and help take care of things. I
do come with two small dogs and a 10- year-old Mare and Gelding.
I can email my resume upon request and can supply excellent
references upon deciding if it would be a good fit for us all.
You can email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

AUSTRALIA

A TOWNSVILLE DISTRICT SMALL FARM, in northeastern Queensland, is
offering a powered site with town water for a single person or
couple with their own caravan or motorhome in exchange for a few
hours help per week with watering, gardening, mowing, and
occasionally feeding chooks and sheep etc. This is a great place
to be based to explore the Townsville region, close to amenities,
and 10 minutes from a shopping center. Dump point and en-suite
toilet on site. Prefer that you stay for two weeks minimum. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are looking for a superb individual or
couple to come out to the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains
and work at our colorful, funky, and fun hostel this coming
winter season. Mingle with guests from around the world, learn
the in's and out's of a small business, and enjoy the endless
activities that surround this beautiful area. Daily tasks will
include: checking in guests, detail oriented cleaning and bed
making, taking reservations, laundry, and answering phone calls.
A commitment of at least one month is preferred, however, longer
stays are an option. In return, we offer a comfortable place for
you to stay, time off when you want it and the opportunity to
make new friends every day! The hostel includes a large communal
kitchen, living space, private and shared rooms, multiple
bathrooms and of course, a large costume closet. Outside we have
yard games, BBQ, fire pit, hammocks, bikes, and gardens for
everyone to enjoy. The area we live in is exceptionally beautiful
and loaded with world class biking, climbing, rafting, hiking,
and skiing. We are truly "a bed between adventures". If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

SEEKING A DOMESTIC CARETAKER OR COUPLE in the Traverse City,
Michigan area (local candidates only). This is a great immediate
opportunity for an experienced housekeeper or domestic couple to
maintain a large, family vacation home. This is a very hands-on
position which involves housekeeping, laundry, running errands,
driving and supervising vendors/contractors. Must also be able to
do heavy lifting, basic handyman skills and safely operate a
boat/jet ski, split firewood, etc. The caretaker/couple must have
a very friendly yet professional, service-oriented demeanor to
accommodate the family and many guests. The ideal candidate(s)
has held a similar role in a large family estate, bed &
breakfast, lodge/resort or hotel. The principals are seeking a
candidate(s) already living close to the Traverse City area. This
is a live-out, year-round salaried position: responsibilities
will be very minimal during the winter season except when the
principals are in residence. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from August 1
through August 30. We have a three bedroom/two bathroom house
near some local hot springs. We have a cat that the housesitter
will need to care for. We need someone or a couple (sorry, no
other children or pets allowed) for almost the entire month of
August. One of our vehicles will be available for your use.
Serious inquiries should email their interest and references to
The Caretaker Gazette at caretaker@caretaker.org All responses
will then be forwarded.

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSE RENOVATION HELPERS WANTED in Morningside (a suburb of
Auckland). I have space for one to three people to help me build
a stone wall and paint my house. I have a large house, on top of
a hill, and an easy 15 minute walk to Whangarei center. We work a
half day (four to five hours of work time), in exchange for food
and board. I have one single bed, plus one comfortable sofa, plus
one foam mattress. We will take turns cooking (but I pay for all
food). The food is good, have a beer, and the house is spacious,
and has a balcony overlooking the city. I have ultra-fast Wi-Fi
(unlimited). I will take you caving and other stuff around here,
depending on the weather, etc. I have done heaps of travelling
myself and am pretty relaxed. I’ve had about 50 travelers come
to stay here, usually they stay for a week or a month. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Cheers!

VERMONT

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN BENNINGTON COUNTY for this summer, probably
starting around the middle of June through the end of September.
I have a beautiful home, not far from Green Mountain National
Forest. I have one well behaved small dog and several cats, but
no attention is required. You will have your own large single
bedroom, log fires and tranquility. This is an ideal break-away
for a reliable, trustworthy housesitter. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am a 44-year-old female in good health. I am currently live
outside El Paso, TX and am looking for any opportunity preferably
in the Southwest, but will consider WY, MT, UT ( if seasonally).
I was looking to either caretake/upkeep a place including but not
limited to tend to cattle, horses, etc., yard, house, vehicles,
equipment, etc. I don’t consider myself a Cowgirl nor a highly
experienced rider, but I know my way around horses and am willing
to learn. I’m very handy and can run tractors, skid steers,
stick shift, back up a trailer, use power tools, chain saw, you
name it. I can use reasoning skills and problem solve. And what I
may not know I am a very fast learner. I can take instructions
yet also run the show without my hand held. I would not mind also
helping out an elder Rancher who may be better off with someone
around to help out and also look after things (I’m not nurse
per say material, but I can be around for safety ). I can be a
great side hand lady. I can help with cattle during day and
cook/clean at night, etc. I have worked as a caretaker on a ranch
in Wyoming in the past and have helped on a few ranches, raised a
bunch of my own livestock as well. I do not drink, use drugs or
have any criminal history. Salary is not all I’m looking for,
I’m looking to fit in somewhere and help take care of things. I
do come with two small dogs and a 10- year-old Mare and Gelding.
I can email my resume upon request and can supply excellent
references upon deciding if it would be a good fit for us all.
You can email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 18, 2020

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Three Rivers, CA, near Sequoia National
Park. Full-time caretaker position is for a 160 acre, off-grid
ranch starting in May or June. Must be a non-smoker, dependable
and clean. Ole Bear Ranch lies at the base of Sequoia Park and
Mineral King. Duties will include: pasture irrigation, irrigation
repairs, mowing, dirt road and barb-wire fence maintenance
(cattle do most of the mowing). Basic knowledge of plumbing and
electrical, propane (solar/P.V.) systems a plus. Included are a
monthly stipend and caretaker cabin with wood heat, propane
stove, small refrigerator and bathroom. To apply, please forward
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 15 through December 31. I have
three well-mannered cats to care for and am searching for a true
cat-lover. This is a rent-free position, with no salary. You must
have good references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
me know why you would make a great house/cat-sitter here.
Thanks.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in: 
-Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
-Mechanical/Machinery skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
-Handyman skills
-Livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals)
-Construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.)
-Event planning like weddings
In exchange, you will be provided with a house (separate from the
main residence), free utilities/rent, use of a vehicle, and use
of any facilities on the property. Quality of life - living the
dream. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

SHELTER IN PARADISE! Seeking caretaker(s) for a ranch near a
spectacular beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Comfortable
housing, internet, dipping pool with ocean view and food stipend
in exchange for two to three hours per day maintenance, light
animal care and yard work. Mid-June through mid-October
commitment with longer-term situation possible. Candidate(s) must
be intermediate or higher Spanish, very comfortable in nature,
and passionate about sustainability. Experience with ranch life
or Latin America a plus. References required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX– freshly renovated in downtown Hood River,
Oregon. Learn/serve in all aspects of business operations. The
Inn is situated for major growth… with a strong team! Hood
River is the epicenter of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge
– highly livable community famous for world-class outdoor
recreation. Starting compensation commensurate with experience
(starting $30,000 - $42,000) and scheduled to increase upon
hitting revenue goals. If you help revenue grow, your
compensation will grow and soon! Salary increase scheduled at
three month intervals upon hitting revenue benchmarks to $59,000
within the first year. Must be a sharp hustler seeking a growth
organization! Coordinate guest services and
landscaping/housekeeping teams; willing to take-on any task when
needed; we value front of house skills and back of house
willingness! No breakfast duties. Well-supported position is year
round, includes housing and generous food stipend. 5½ days a
week plus one month paid vacation. Please send your resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Oregon Inn Position” in the
Subject Line for our forwarding purposes. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Highly dependable family of four seeks property caretaker
position. Husband (38) and wife (36) share all duties - from
general household repair and maintenance including electricity,
plumbing and basic carpentry to intermediate landscaping with
commercial equipment experience. Entire family knows general
domestic duties. Must love animals - we have a small breed dog
and two guinea pigs. Looking for housing/utilities plus monthly
wage in exchange for full time management of your property.
Long-term commitment 10+ years. Willing to relocate for right
opportunity. Please call/text: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friend’s home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you, Craig  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

ARKANSAS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 through September 1, 2020. We are
looking for a mature single, or couple (no children please) who
are healthy and English-speaking to live rent-free in a separate
guest house located in a prestigious gated community near Little
Rock. Living quarters, including utilities, provided in exchange
for housesitting when we are away. No pets, no smoking, and the
housesitter must have car in good working condition. Our
guesthouse is large and modern with full bath, small kitchen, and
a new washer and dryer. Will need to collect our mail and ensure
that our gardener and pool service come out on a weekly basis. If
you feel that this is a good fit for you, please email why this
is a good fit and send checkable references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager for our 300 acres near Lake City,
Colorado. Includes three large dwellings, a large workshop and
barn, and two irrigated pastures. A combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience required.
Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required.
Road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture with large
irrigation system. General household maintenance and cleaning.
Looking for a self-starter and someone with initiative. Benefits
package available. Full-time housing available on ranch.
References required. Salary based on experience. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email only, as we are
not taking calls at this time. 

CONNECTICUT

LIVE-IN CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE at a Greenwich Estate. This
couple with adult children and two dogs is looking to hire an
experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee their large property in
Greenwich, Connecticut. The position is year-round, live-in at
the separate guest house. This job requires someone who is
flexible, resourceful, who has handled a job like this before,
can maintain machinery and buildings, mow the grass and trim the
hedges, keep the pool clean, can interface with vendors, fix
things inside and outside the house, and do some landscaping.
Must be flexible to work weekends if needed. Salary will depend
on experience. To apply, please send your professional caretaker
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Western Australia is looking for a couple
as Builder-Handy Man and Versatile Partner with options of
Station Stay Camp Host, Cook and/or Cleaner. The job for the
builder is to renovate dongas plus routine maintenance.
Accommodation can be provided or live in your own caravan with
amenities supplied. For more information and our contact info,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

GRAZING ASSISTANCE HELP NEEDED at a Regenerative Farm. We are
building a 130-acre regenerative farm in Rescue, California. We
are looking for someone to assist with establishing rotational
grazing of cows, goats and sheep. Part-time to full-time for a
few months or years or part-time contract consulting. Housing
available. Must have experience with grazing animals. Ideally,
you will have a shepherd dog. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KANSAS 

CARETAKER/RURAL FARMSTEAD APPRENTICE WANTED in north-central
Kansas. Isolated country living awaits the outdoor enthusiast.
Offering rustic five acre homestead with house, barn,
outbuildings, fruit trees, and brambles, panoramas in exchange
for windbreak maintenance and property improvements. Equipment
available for tillage, carpentry, chickens, apiculture,
aquaculture, critters. Long-term applicants preferred, tell me of
your interest to live on and renovate a High Plains throwback.
Organic preferred, but surrounded by conventional. Lots of birds,
wind, things to do, easy social distancing. Close to Rock City.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

QUIET COUPLE seek a long-term housesitting or caretaking position
in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and technical
skills and are very good at fixing things. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Will
consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking, or
drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, May 11, 2020

COLORADO

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. If interested please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no calls.

MONTANA 

HOW ABOUT A FUN SUMMER JOB meeting new people and living in the
mountains? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family-owned and operated
guest ranch on the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front. We are
seeking a mature, outgoing individual with a ready smile,
willingness to work hard, have fun, and a love of the outdoors
and people. This position works in both housekeeping and the
kitchen. Duties include cleaning cabins, lodge, and public areas,
occasional yard work, or working in the gift shop. Kitchen duties
include setting up the dining room, serving and cleanup. It is a
very team-oriented position in a fun work environment. Excellent
customer service skills required. As with most dude ranches, we
compensate you in several ways. You will receive full room and
board, a monthly salary, gratuities, and the opportunity to work
and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please forward your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

SEEKING A PERSON OR COUPLE FOR RANCH CARETAKING on an eight
section ranch at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in western New
Mexico. Must have experience with cattle and horses. Housing and
utilities provided. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking a live-in property manager, caretaker position within 25
miles of Woodstock, VT.  Responsible, experienced, dedicated
single, non-smoking male with excellent references from previous
positions. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Regards,
David

Thursday, May 7, 2020

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED in Tulelake, California, located 45 miles
south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. If you like peace, quiet and
solitude, and have general maintenance skills, this is the place
for you. I’m looking for a financially stable and responsible
person or couple to live full-time on my ranch in exchange for
watching over the ranch when I’m away and helping with general
maintenance and running of the ranch. If you have animals bring
them along, such as dogs (on approval), horses (corral, stalls
and free grazing available), goats, chickens, etc. Requirements:
a non-smoker, absolutely no drug and/or alcohol abuse, bring your
own RV or trailer, a cell phone, a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive
vehicle, and be physically fit to work on a ranch. I’m
offering: free covered RV space with full hook-ups including
water, trash, sewer, up to $100 towards electricity per month,
internet, a fenced yard, and $200 per month compensation from
October 1st through March 1st while I'm away. You will be
responsible for propane, maintaining your yard area (i.e. water,
mow, rake, etc.), helping with the care of the orchard and bees,
check water for cows, helping with general clean-up, have
knowledge of electricity and plumbing, and taking care of your
own animals. A background check will be required (at your
expense). For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(No emails or texts). Thanks.

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed on a private property in
Livermore, CA. Responsibilities will include full responsibility
for ranch maintenance, keeping the grounds and buildings and
facilities exceptionally maintained and clean, providing
exceptional customer service/support for the property owner, his
family and their guests, ensuring that efficient systems
(electrical, irrigation, plumbing, etc.) are functioning well,
and ranch improvement and construction projects to be done.
Salary depends on experience and housing is offered. To apply,
please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Pinedale, WY. We’re looking
for a full-time, live-in, ranch caretaker couple who will be
responsible for caretaking, including housekeeping,
cooking/preparing meals, serving, laundry, grounds keeping and
general maintenance of multiple buildings (including snow
blowing, snow plowing, lawn care, general landscaping, spring and
fall clean-up, sprinkler care, small repairs and carpentry). You
will also be responsible for the care of ranch horses (feeding,
shoeing, vaccination schedule, riding, keeping the barn neat),
maintenance, servicing and repairs of all ranch vehicles and
machinery (including cars/trucks, lawnmowers, landscaping
equipment, boats, ATVs), management of and liaison with service
providers as necessary, report directly to the ranch management,
and required to assist ranch operations when needed. The
caretakers need to help each other when needed in each other’s
fields of responsibility. Must possess a high sense of personal
and professional integrity. Flexibility is of utmost importance.
Willing to maintain a high level of detailed professional care
and exhibit a good and positive attitude and good working spirit.
Non-smoking, drug-free (background check, drug test may be
required). Caretakers rent caretakers’ house. Must keep
surrounding of house pristine – good care inside and outside.
Two week’s vacation during off season. Salary: $35,000 -
$45,000 per caretaker. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Peter; Age 44, Christian, experienced property
manager, caregiver pet or house-sitter. To provide security and
maintenance in exchange for housing. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position ideally in Northern mid USA.
Excellent references, and resume available. Have 25 years’
experience. Housesitting, security guard, handyman,
pet-sitting/care, house cleaning, home repairs, painting,
gardening, grounds care, and cooking. Can run errands in town.
Have a clean driver’s license and background check.
Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean,
quiet living quarters must go with above position. Available
immediately. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 4, 2020

ARIZONA

SMALL RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Queen Creek, Arizona. I’m in
need of a caring person to take care of a few farm animals,
horse, goats, etc. This is a very part-time position. Regular
feeding and watering, and some maintenance, but very little if
any. This would be good for someone who is looking to pick up
some extra cash. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

PAID POSITION AVAILABLE on a farm west of Kulin, a small town in
the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately
280 km from Perth. This would suit a mature Australian couple.
This long-term position includes a gardener, farmhand, and
caretaker role. A house and vehicle are available. Tractor
driving experience is essential. This position would be for a
semi-retired couple with farming experience. Australian
applicants should email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

A BEAUTIFUL HUMBOLDT RANCH is seeking a mature, financially
independent, on-site caretaker. This is a non-salaried position,
however a small stipend is available. This is a rare opportunity
for the right individual to live peacefully "off the grid" in a
secluded, tranquil setting in the middle of beautiful redwoods
along the Lower Klamath River. The job requires approximately 15
hours of service per week - mowing, pruning, gardening, etc. We
are seeking a person who cherishes their privacy and solitude as
much as we do. The person must be: non-smoking; no drugs; pass a
background check; computer skills would be greatly appreciated;
most importantly, no drama. We will provide very modest free
housing; all utilities; high speed internet and best of all -
seclusion and peace. If interested in learning more please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

QUIET COUPLE seek a long-term housesitting or caretaking position
in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and technical
skills and are very good at fixing things. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Will
consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking, or
drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a
contracted position, with remuneration. The successful applicant
will require an ABN and insurance cover. This position will suit
a couple and an unfurnished two bedroom cottage is provided. A
probation period of six months will apply. Duties will include
general repair and maintenance of grounds, buildings and
equipment; cleaning of amenities blocks, pavilions, camp kitchen
and grounds; oversee the caravan park and camping area;
day-to-day running of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities, as
directed by the Showground Board. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
Australia’s highest city, located on the New England Tablelands
of New South Wales, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is
approximately six hours drive from Sydney and Brisbane and has
daily flights to both these cities and a daily rail service to
Sydney. Armidale is renowned for its fine educational
institutions, including the University of New England. Resumes,
with two current Australian references should be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or for further information please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications close on May 8, 2020.

MARYLAND

WILL TRADE HOUSING for the upkeep of my property near Ocean City.
I have a mobile home on two acres on a country road. It is very
secluded with a chicken farm on one side, state forest on
another, and a 14-acre pond on the third. I would like to find
someone who is interested in trading cheap living for helping to
keep the place up. I would like to find a single person (male or
female) or a couple who would enjoy country living. They would
have a one bedroom, with living room, kitchen, bath, and large
deck. Propane heat is used here. The place is 800 feet off the
road in the woods with two wells and a septic. It’s very
private. I will help as much as I can: I will rototill the garden
and help haul in manure, supply paint and whatever other supplies
are needed for the mobile home. You can have a dozen or so
chickens and a few hogs or goats. No pets or children allowed. If
you’re interested, please send an email message to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Maryland Property” in the
Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

MICHIGAN

B&B INNKEEPER NEEDED in Leelanau County. This is year-round work.
We are looking for hard-working, motivated, organized, leaders,
to manage our 14 room bed & breakfast located in Glen Arbor,
Michigan. This is a great opportunity for a couple to live and
work in Leelanau County, individuals are welcome to apply also.
Pay will be $35,000 a year for one person and a combination of
salary/hourly for others.  Hours begin to increase in May and get
long into late spring, longer into the summer and scale back as
fall arrives.  Hours are much slower in the late fall into winter
and early spring with a few busy times. Housing included. Please
email your resume XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

WE SEEK SOMEONE TO CARETAKE a beautiful 10 acre horse property in
Bellingham with mountain views. Bellingham is a college town on
the water, 90 minutes north of Seattle. Skiing, paddling, and a
plethora of hiking trails await you. We need an individual who
has handyman/carpentry skills. Genuine enthusiasm, a positive
attitude, and dependability are also the attributes we seek. A
Tiny House/RV parking space with a 30 amp hook up is available in
exchange for 5-15 hours/week of various work. It’s a peaceful
location to live rent-free. No smoking. Background check
required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

TEXAS

HORSE FARM HELP NEEDED in the Athens, TX area. I have a private
equine facility with 50 horses on 132 acres, no outside or
boarded horses here. Horses only, no other animals. I am seeking
a person or working couple (must be non-smokers) who are an
all-around knowledgeable handyman and has equine experience and
if a working couple ideally a woman who will specialize in caring
for the horses. I am prepping this horse farm and horses for
marketing prior to relocating to AZ, possibly UT or NV. I will be
putting this farm located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to
move to AZ and build a new farm in the mountains on irrigated
acreage. Initially, there will be a time period of about six to
eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs for marketing,
then sell here and ideally you will assist with the move West,
build new equine facilities and remain on the new farm
permanently caring for the horses and facilities (I have totally
built two farms in CO and TX in the past and look forward to the
future and the adventure). This is permanent position. Live on
site, all utilities included (including high speed internet,
Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 250 channels/Dish TV), limited space on
this farm, no room for children except the possibility of one
child. Pay is commensurate with responsibility, abilities and
experience. The needs of the horses comes first, period. The
primary maintenance and repair duties will include: minor
fencing, tree cutting, mowing pastures with 15 foot batwing
shredder, tractor/loader operating, weed eating fence lines,
cleaning barns, power washing facilities - inside and out, minor
carpentry/electrical/plumbing, welding and straightening damaged
gates and panels, general mechanical and maintenance abilities. I
do not expect one person to be able to do everything listed
above, however must be able to perform most of the above list. To
learn more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
apply by forwarding your bio and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to discuss.

UTAH

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed to care for all aspects of our
1,375+ acre high country southern Utah ranch. We’re looking for
an honest, hard-working, responsible, organized, married couple
(prefer active and retired) who will respect our property and
equipment. Must live on site. A small salary (commensurate) plus
living quarters in perfect two bedroom, two bathroom, 2nd story
apartment provided. Utilities are included. Must have mechanical
ability and knowledge of operating ranch equipment. Lease cattle
on the property during the summer months. Must be willing to
maintain the grounds (including landscaping/lawns), keep up
fences and make repairs to buildings as necessary, care for
horses, chickens, dogs, etc. Ranch experience required. You will
need a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Will
do a background check. Smoking, drinking and drugs are
prohibited. Applicants should email their cover letter and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A copy of your driver's license will also
be required for a motor vehicle report prior to our final hiring
decision.

WASHINGTON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is actively accepting applications for our
Innkeeper-Chef apprentice program. If your dream is to one day
own or operate a boutique inn and restaurant, or to gain
qualifications to become a chef or manager, this might be an
opportunity for you to consider. You will work directly with
award winning chef (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) and be part of a
passionate team revitalizing an iconic-historic property on Orcas
Island in Washington State. We are looking for someone who is
highly motivated and willing to learn all aspects of the inn and
restaurant operations including; cooking, gardening,
reservations, housekeeping, dishwashing, marketing, etc. Over the
course of 18 months we will work directly with you on training
and rotate you through a number of positions and help you obtain
your personal career goals. In addition to your hourly
compensation we provide housing (private room with shared
bathroom and outdoor kitchen), personalized career development
plan, daily team meal and career placement assistance once the
apprentice program is done. Please apply through our website
career page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Christian property manager looking to provide
security and light maintenance in exchange for housing in the
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna California area. Have over 25
years of high-end estate management experience in the U.S.,
England and France. Excellent communication skills, handyman,
proactive, mature, discreet, non-smoker. Have vehicle and tools.
Good with animals, plants and neighbors. Available full-time May
2020. Independent financially. Superb references. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 27, 2020

CANADA

A PROFESSIONAL RESULT-DRIVEN CANADIAN COUPLE is needed to fill
the roles of full-time on-site caretaker and housekeeper at one
of British Columbia’s most pristine and privately owned
historical ranches, in Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia.
Your main goal is to manage the smooth-running ranch utilities so
the family can enjoy it as if it was a 5 star resort
accommodation. Your duties will include as an example: full
responsibility for ranch maintenance, keeping the grounds and
buildings and facilities exceptionally maintained and clean,
providing exceptional customer service/support for the property
owner, his family and their guests, ensuring that efficient
systems (electrical, irrigation, plumbing, etc.) are functioning
well ranch improvement and construction projects to be done. You
have a successful work experience and skills in work related to
high-end property management/maintenance, carpentry, plumbing or
electrical engineering, ranch machinery, but the most important
is your willingness and ability to work hard and get things done.
You are a self-starter, and an efficient person with a keen eye
for detail. You enjoy living away from civilization and are able
to work with your own hands as well as lead other people to
complete a job on time. Clean background is a must along with
being a Canadian permanent resident/citizen. We provide a house
for you and your family with all the utilities included and
monthly salary. Interested candidates should please forward your
complete resume in confidence to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an Innkeeper to manage and
operate the 13-bedroom Inn on the island of Palm Beach. This
position is responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of the
guest and success of the hotel doing so in a clean and orderly
environment. The employee will perform staff and system
management tasks to ensure a pleasant guest experience. The
Innkeeper is expected to perform operational duties including
check-in/check outs, posting/updating room rates, light
maintenance, and occasionally turning and cleaning rooms. The job
requires high attenuation to detail and schedule that is reactive
to the hotel demands. Salary is $50,000 to $60,000. Interested
applicants may send a resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks. 

HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, Big Island.
Should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, repair and/or
cleaning skills. Three acres in a remote retreat setting,
riverfront, off- grid (solar/battery power). Phone and internet
via cellphone booster. Live in separate caretaker’s quarters.
Owners don't live on the property. 20 hours per week (total for
two people) in exchange for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain
apple, coffee, papaya. Looking for a Positive attitude,
easygoing, and a level of commitment. A 4WD vehicle and
references are required. Please email your information and recent
photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA	

EXCITING SPRING ACTIVITIES are under way at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
an in-progress homestead in Carroll County, VA. A mother-son team
looking for organic gardening and sustainable farming
apprentices/caretakers on a lovely five acre off-grid nearly
fossil fuel free operation. We are also establishing a bird,
butterfly and bee refuge. You can learn purest gardening,
orcharding, and farming techniques in harmony with natural and
human well-being. We practice a low technology approach to
holistic agriculture and country life. You can learn creative and
resourceful hand-construction techniques helping to build a
greenhouse, root cellar, sweet cider house, outdoor kitchen, etc.
Learn natural health and well-being practices from a clinical
nutritionist and life coach, and wild crafting of edible plants
and medicinal herbs. You would exchange five hours a day helping
on projects for all food including wholesome, delicious omnivore
suppers, all you can eat fruit, veggies and herbs from the farm,
primitive tent site including tent and camping equipment, and
minute-to-minute hands-on instruction. We are substance free (no
alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, coffee/caffeine, nor white
sugar) for optimal health. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WASHINGTON

TRADE YOUR PROPERTY CARETAKER SKILLS for a place to live or work
in Arlington, WA. Are you in transition or want to pocket your
rent money? Are you looking for a place to park a mini home or
RV? Or do you need a place to move into for a time? We have space
to park and also a live-able basement apartment with a private
entrance that needs a bit of sprucing up and some bathroom
repair. There is no laundry there, but you could jerry-rig a
washer/dryer maybe if you are handy. It is not too pretty at the
moment but has some nice woodwork, a woodstove and one entry room
that is really bright for an office during the day or ??? It also
has a storage room with shelves that is accessible by a driveway.
We are trying to update the whole house before we move in. There
is a barn that could be turned into an apartment as well, once
our home is fixed up, if you are really ambitious, but we would
need to get some more cash for that. We just have a limited
budget currently but have access to materials and rental spaces.
We’re trying to see if anyone wants to trade some hours -
either bank some hours and not pay rent for a while or work a bit
each week. It would not be best long-term to have someone in the
basement for everyone's privacy but there is the barn and RV park
area as other options for longer term. We have livestock and
fencing, feeding, etc., so working for rent and some paid work at
times is available for the near future. If you have a spouse who
can do some senior care (cooking, yard work) or an interest in
Back to Eden style organic gardening which could produce some
food, that could be an option too. If you have a business that is
not too messy we have spaces you could rent/trade/live, etc.
Please email (especially non-smoking, health nut, hunters, etc.)
what you are looking for and some info about yourself. Short or
long-term is both a possibility. It could work with kids, but
there is not a lot of room for a big crowd or wild teens. We’re
trying to keep a clean cut atmosphere here and keep Grandma
comfortable. Please email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include
“Arlington, WA” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, a Father and Son Team (Jeff 68 and Josh 30) are searching
for a caretaker ranch position in Western States. We are
personable, with a can-do attitude, organized, detailed
outdoorsmen/survival types, with search and rescue expertise. We
are wilderness first responders, fishermen, campers, landscapers,
forestry animal whisperers, providing safety and security and so
much more. Great references available upon request. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 13, 2020

CANADA

A PROFESSIONAL RESULT-DRIVEN COUPLE is needed to fill the roles
of full-time on-site caretaker and housekeeper at one of British
Columbia’s most pristine and privately owned historical
ranches, near the Invermere/Radium Hot Springs areas. Your main
goal is to manage smooth-running ranch utilities so the family
can enjoy it as if it was a 5 star resort accommodation.
Your duties will include as an example:
- Full responsibility for ranch maintenance
- Keeping the grounds and buildings and facilities exceptionally
maintained and clean
- Providing exceptional customer service/support for the property
owner, his family and their guests
- Ensuring that efficient systems (electrical, irrigation,
plumbing, etc.) are functioning well
- Ranch improvement and construction projects to be done.
You will need to have a successful work experience and skills in
work related to high-end property management/maintenance,
carpentry, plumbing or electrical engineering, ranch machinery,
but the most important is your willingness and ability to work
hard and get things done. You need to be a self-starter, and an
efficient couple with a keen eye for detail. You should enjoy
living away from civilization and are able to work with your own
hands as well as lead other people to complete the job on time. A
clean background is a must. We provide a house for you and your
family with all the utilities included, and a monthly salary.
Interested candidates should please forward your complete resume
in confidence to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A SINGLE CARETAKER is needed at a private ranch in Eagle,
Colorado. Live on a private ranch with direct private access to
the backcountry but very convenient, and located one mile from
Costco and two miles from the Eagle Airport. Vail, Beaver Creek,
Glenwood Springs, Rancho Del Rio, and Aspen are all nearby.
Housing provided as part of the job with rent to be discussed and
based on duties performed. All situations are considered. Only a
few horses are boarded on site in the summer. Some fencing to be
put up, electrical fence checked on, irrigation checked, mowing
and some tractor work. Mechanical experience a plus. Not too much
work involved, more of a person to keep an eye on the property.
Applicants will need to go through a background check and must be
responsible with references required. No couples, and nice dogs
considered. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

We would love to come live with you and take care of you and/or
assist your farming. Family looking for a live-in caregiving
opportunity. We are a family of four young, well-behaved girls
(6, 10, 12, and 14) and two young parents, female and male. Wife
has many years of caregiving experience. Husband speaks fluent
Korean, Japanese, and English and is an experienced language
teacher and sales/marketing professional currently not working
due to the Corona shutdown. We are quick learners and attentive
to detail. We are open to any new opportunities. Please feel free
to text or WhatsApp XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, April 6, 2020

AUSTRALIA

OUR FAMILY OPERATION (a citrus orchard, located 25kms out of
Gayndah in the North Burnett Region of Queensland) requires
someone to clean our facilities (amenities, camp kitchen and
offices) in line with our COVID-19 protocols for the duration of
the fruit season for a minimum of three months. This would
ideally suit a single person with a self-contained caravan
(shared toilet/shower facilities available but you must be
self-sufficient for cooking). A powered site, in a completely
separate orchard campsite, will be available. This position is
casual but you can expect approximately three hours per day
cleaning, five to six days per week split into a morning and
afternoon shift. Vehicle provided for travelling between orchards
for work (all orchards are within 7kms). This could be open to a
couple if physically fit and able bodied, however this particular
position only requires one person. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (I have small kids so please leave a
voicemail).

NEW MEXICO 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the month of June, 2020 in west central
New Mexico, on the Arizona border. We will be gone for the month
of June and need someone to keep the house/property ready for
viewing by prospective buyers. Free rent and utilities in
exchange for housesitting. Responsibilities would include keeping
the house clean, watering the gardens, feeding and watering the
birds, keeping the game stock tank full. Nearby attractions
include Casa Malpais Archeological Park, White Mountains, El
Malpais National Monument, Very Large Array, El Moro National
Monument, and the Petrified Forest National Park, just to name a
few. References required. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA	

EXCITING SPRING ACTIVITIES are under way at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
an in-progress homestead in Carroll County, VA. A mother-son team
looking for organic gardening and sustainable farming
apprentices/caretakers on a lovely five acre off-grid nearly
fossil fuel free operation. We are also establishing a bird,
butterfly and bee refuge. You can learn purest gardening,
orcharding, and farming techniques in harmony with natural and
human well-being. We practice a low technology approach to
holistic agriculture and country life. You can learn creative and
resourceful hand-construction techniques helping to build a
greenhouse, root cellar, sweet cider house, outdoor kitchen, etc.
Learn natural health and well-being practices from a clinical
nutritionist and life coach, and wild crafting of edible plants
and medicinal herbs. You would exchange five hours a day helping
on projects for wholesome, delicious omnivore suppers, all you
can eat fruit, veggies and herbs from the farm, primitive tent
site, and minute-to-minute hands-on instruction. We are substance
free (no alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, coffee/caffeine,
nor white sugar) for optimal health. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Family looking for a live-in caregiving opportunity. Wife has
many years of caregiving experience. Husband speaks fluent
Korean, Japanese, and English and is an experienced language
teacher and sales/marketing professional currently not working
due to the Corona shutdown. Feel free to call, text or WhatsApp
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for spring of 2020
forward. Short or long-term positions considered. Over 20 years
of caregiving and hospitality experience. Seven years of live-in
experience with pet/farm care and grounds/estate management.
Skills in gardening and construction. Resides in Western NC, and
open to relocation. Excellent references, resume available.
Salary requested. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for
your consideration!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

MISSOURI

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in beautiful Lake Ozark, Missouri is
looking for a responsible, competent couple who would live at the
park full-time, year round as a Resident Caretaker. A three
bedroom, 2½ bath apartment (2nd floor) including all utilities,
cable TV and Wi-Fi furnished in exchange for approximately 40
hours per week per couple for general Camp Host duties (plus on
call). Those include general maintenance (plumbing/electrical),
cleaning, yard work, pool maintenance, front desk/store clerk and
keep a presence when the owners are absent. Must be friendly,
courteous to customers and a team player. Non-smokers and no
pets. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send your resume and
pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

RANCH CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in Wise River, Montana. Couples
welcome. Looking for full-time ranch caretaker(s) for a privately
owned 160 acre homestead. Duties would include maintenance of
cabins, managing cabin rentals, farm equipment operation, annual
haying, caring for horses, improvements/upkeep of cabins,
fencing, and equipment, and general security of the property. The
ranch is located in rural Wise River and has been a guest ranch
for the past 60 years. The land backs up to the Beaverhead
National Forest and is bordered by the Wise River, which flows
into the Big Hole River. We are looking for either a person or
couple who is hardworking, honest, and good with people. Salary
will be negotiable, depending on experience. Please contact us by
email if you are interested. We are looking for someone to start
immediately, so please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA	

EXCITING SPRING ACTIVITIES are under way at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
an in-progress homestead in Carroll County, VA. A mother-son team
looking for organic gardening and sustainable farming
apprentices/caretakers on a lovely five acre off-grid nearly
fossil fuel free operation. We are also establishing a bird,
butterfly and bee refuge. You can learn purest gardening,
orcharding, and farming techniques in harmony with natural and
human well-being. We practice a low technology approach to
holistic agriculture and country life. You can learn creative and
resourceful hand-construction techniques helping to build a
greenhouse, root cellar, sweet cider house, outdoor kitchen, etc.
Learn natural health and well-being practices from a clinical
nutritionist and lifecoach, and wild crafting of edible plants
and medicinal herbs. You would exchange five hours a day helping
on projects for wholesome, delicious omnivore suppers, all you
can eat fruit, veggies and herbs from the farm, primitive tent
site, and minute-to-minute hands-on instruction. We are substance
free (no alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, coffee/caffeine,
nor white sugar) for optimal health. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS: 

CHRISTIAN PREPPER SEEKING A PROPERTY CARETAKER POSITION. I will
protect and maintain your property. I am 44, a multi-skilled
Jack-of-all-trades, and come with tools, truck, and trailer. Have
20 years of security experience. I am an outdoorsman, and I love
animals. I come prepared and able to be self-sufficient and
independent for long periods of time. I am currently in Tennessee
and ready to go. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for spring of 2020
forward. Short or long-term positions considered. Over 20 years
of caregiving and hospitality experience. Seven years of live-in
experience with pet/farm care and grounds/estate management.
Skills in gardening and construction. Resides in Western NC, and
open to relocation. Excellent references, resume available.
Salary requested. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for
your consideration!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

ARIZONA

AN ARIZONA HIGH COUNTRY RANCH has an immediate long-term
opportunity for a couple. The ideal couple candidate must be
honest, reliable, self-starters with a solid work ethic. Good
communication skills including email and text is a must! Duties
include care and management of livestock (horses and cattle),
mending pasture fences, water management, checking pasture gates;
care of the ranch property including grounds maintenance and
ranch road upkeep; maintenance of trucks, tractor and equipment.
Skills and knowledge required: Experience with horses and cattle
a must. Maintaining and operating ATV’s, skid steer, and
trailers; welding; fixing fence; basic plumbing, electrical, and
carpentry. Compensation includes a salary plus a furnished two
bedroom, two bath apartment with utilities, ½ beef a year, and
use of a F350 truck. You may have your own dog and horse. You
must be a non-smoker with a valid driver’s license and willing
to do a drug test. Serious applicants only should respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

LOOKING FOR A RVING COUPLE/HANDYPERSON to help with general farm
duties on a horse property just outside Donnybrook, between
Boyanup and Kirup on the South Western Highway, 210 kilometers
south of Perth, in Western Australia. You would need to be
self-sufficient and can have your choice of secluded spots and
beautiful views form your van or RV. We would need help with
gardening and general jobs around the farm. If you’re in the
area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for a Colorado mountain property. Couple or
single person needed for a private recreational development in a
somewhat remote area in beautiful Park County, Colorado. The
community contains over 400 lots that are sparsely populated and
privately owned. This housesitting assignment will last through
October 2020. Successful applicant(s) must be reliable,
self-reliant, dependable, responsible and resourceful. A modular
home is provided as compensation (utilities are paid). Successful
applicant(s) must have reliable transportation as this
housesitting position requires that the housesitter(s) patrol the
private community several times per week. A 4-wheel drive vehicle
is suggested. Applicant(s) should be in good health as the
community is located at an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.
References required and a complete background check will be
required.

MONTANA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CARETAKER(S) for our resort in Cameron, MT
that has 10 cabins and nine RV sites. We manage most of the
day-to-day operations but we are looking for someone to clean,
coordinate guests and keep an eye on the place when we are gone.
We can provide a cabin or you can bring your own RV. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOSTEL HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Nelson, on the South Island. Our
clean, spacious central nelson hostel needs you! Are you in
Nelson now (or arriving soon) and thinking of staying in our
sunny town for a month or two? We will soon need two happy
helpers to work with us around the hostel to keep our super clean
backpackers in tip-top condition. The work is an easy 2.25 hours
each day and we provide you with a nice place to stay in the
middle of town, close to everything Nelson is famous for. You
will work five shifts each week and have two full days off to get
out and explore Nelson and the region and we can even get you
discounts on tours and activities in the Abel Tasman for your
days off. The work is straightforward and easy to learn. If you
would like to know more please phone or email and we can arrange
to meet. We look forward to meeting you. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

LIVE-ON CARETAKER NEEDED at a small ranch in central Texas.
Responsibilities will include monitoring a small drip irrigation
system, make repairs as necessary, tend chickens, and vegetable
gardens. Pasture mowing with tractor, lawn mowing with zero turn,
help owner with fence repairs, road repairs, building new sheds,
installing new water piping, or new electrical circuits, minor
earthmoving with bulldozer and other tractor earthmovers,
seasonal fruit tree pruning, and emails to the owner as any
problem arises. This is almost like living off-grid, except you
will have electric and water, and good schools, if you have
children, within 10 miles, and Walmart is 30 minutes away. Your
benefits will be free rent, water, and electric, plus $12 per
hour when working with the owner on weekends, and the opportunity
to earn title to your own four acres after five years of
continuous living on the ranch. Many more details will come via
email, after your reply, complete with pictures. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX giving complete info about yourself, your
family, present living circumstances, education, experience, past
five years work history, and anything you wish to share, or
questions. Applicants must be physically fit, and able to get a
local job sufficient to support yourself during the week. Do not
apply if you are addicted to smoking, alcohol, or drugs, etc.

VERMONT

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this summer. We are a responsible couple with
three cats living in Grafton, a small town in Windham County (10
minutes from Chester, VT). We are looking for a housesitter from
July 1 – September 1, 2020. We have a beautiful home
overlooking an apple orchard, in a quiet residential area, with a
large deck, private, one story ranch home with four available
bedrooms and a large living, dining, kitchen area, with garage,
etc. Please email Joe if you are interested at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

SEEKING A LONG TERM PROPERTY CARETAKER POSITION. Hello, my name
is Peter (44) Responsible, well-mannered Jack-of-all-trades,
Trust-worthy, Mechanically inclined. Animal lover, Have Tools,
Truck and Trailer. I will protect and maintain your property.
Caretaking for an absentee home owner, farm, ranch or cabin. Must
be close to nature. I am an outdoorsman, I come prepared and able
to be self-sufficient and independent for long periods of time. I
am currently visiting family in Tennessee and available for
interviews. Great references, outgoing and enthusiastic about
life. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friends home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you. Thanks, Craig

Monday, March 23, 2020

NEBRASKA

PET AND HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our large home in Papillion, NE
starting June 1 and lasting for most of the Summer. You will need
to watch over the place and our two dogs, Golden Retrievers. Both
are affectionate, healthy, and love to be walked. This is a
beautiful, peaceful place, with a pond, deck, a large room on
back with windows all around. This would be a great place for a
writer or painter. We are not far from Omaha and Halleck Park (a
recreation area in the heart of the city). Applicants must be
dog-lovers, not smoke or drink, not bring any other pets with
you, and not have any parties here. References required. If
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

PENNSYLVANIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a luxury B&B/boutique resort in
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, seeks a hospitality
professional for its Head Innkeeper/Hotel Manager position.
Responsible for daily operations, including the guest experience,
training, managing and motivating staff, facilitating property
maintenance, selling and coordinating onsite special events, and
operating efficiently and on budget. Occasional light
housekeeping and food prep may be required. We specifically seek
a self-starter with proven hospitality-related experience, who
works well with a team to meet or exceed clearly defined goals.
The successful candidate is organized, solutions-oriented,
customer-service driven and computer literate. Housing can be
provided; salary is commensurate with experience. Paid vacation,
flexible off-season schedule, medical insurance, and incentive
bonuses included. Please send your resume and cover letter for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls please. 

WASHINGTON

SEEKING A MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live and work onsite
as the Caretaker/Groundskeeper of a property in Belfair, WA.
Responsibilities include mowing lawns, weeding, and landscaping,
as well as security of home and property when needed. An
unfurnished residence is available onsite in exchange for duties
performed. Salary and time worked is negotiable. Non-smoker, no
pets. Honesty and a strong work ethic are a must. Please reply
with references and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A background
check is required.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

BERMUDA COTTAGE/HOME WANTED: Young-ish fit executive Caucasian
woman (Irish), financially secure, retired executive from
Colonial Bahamas (Hope Town Cay destroyed by Hurricane Dorian)
wishes to caretake a home/cottage in Bermuda. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, March 16, 2020

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A CARETAKER to watch over a gold mining property and
private access fly fishing and game preserve in Foresthill, CA.
We will provide housing. This is a non-paying position with
opportunities for you to earn an income from various activities.
You can earn money helping out with advertising photo shoots and
movies and other activities, but it would be wise to have a
second source of income. The property covers five miles on both
sides of the Middle Fork of the American River above Sacramento
in the foothills. Our roads are the only access. It is a former
gold mining property with a pristine river running through it. As
the caretaker you will be responsible for security. This will
require considerable hiking and security experience. This is an
incredible opportunity to live on one of the most beautiful
rivers in California. We are in the process of upgrading the
facilities. Living quarters need to be upgraded as they would be
described as rustic off grid. We want to install solar and a
tank-less water heater, as well as, remodel the structure to
create an additional bedroom and living space. Please consider
living in these conditions until you have completed these
projects. You will also need to oversee the roads and campground,
landscaping, including tree trimming along the roads. Maintenance
and handyman skills are desirable, including plumbing, electrical
and carpentry experience. To apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and send your message via the Contact Tab at
the top of the website. Thanks.

GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from June 15 through July
31. I enjoy my garden, which requires some help to maintain when
I am not here. The gardening should take about ten hours each
week. I also have one cat that will need to be cared for. My
three bedroom house including utilities is offered for no rent in
exchange for the gardening and caring for my home and cat. My
preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Once
I receive your email, I can provided more detailed instructions
on what to do with my cat, garden and home when I am away. Thank
you.

NEW MEXICO 

CARETAKER OR COUPLE (PREFERRED) needed for a gated vacation home
condominium beautifully situated in the mountains of northern New
Mexico. The location is fairly remote but only 45 minutes from
Santa Fe. This is a great job for nature loving homebodies.
Provide on-site security for the property, river and ponds, 29
cabins, and grounds maintenance. The position reports to the
Board of Directors. Customer service skills and mechanical
skills, are necessary. Experience with small water systems a
plus. An unfurnished two story cabin with two bedrooms, two
baths, utilities included is part of the compensation package.
Salary and benefits are negotiable and dependent on experience.
No smoking, drugs or excessive drinking. Background check and
references required. The start date is May 15 but there is some
flexibility for the right candidates. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker looking for a small cottage/studio anywhere from Santa
Cruz to Aptos, California. The studio I lived in for the last 15
years has been sold by the owner so I'm searching for a new home.
My former studio was about 300 sq. ft. I'm looking for something
comparable but a little smaller would be OK. If you have an
unfinished project let’s talk. I am a semi-retired carpenter
with 35+ years’ experience, 50% new residential construction
with 50% remodeling/restoration. I can complete the job and can
work discretely if you do not have permits. I have all the tools
for framing/finish/plumbing/electrical/painting work. The area I
am looking for is from Branciforte Drive to Park Avenue, in
Aptos. Capitola would be a plus. I am quiet, no TV or stereo. I
enjoy gardening and have a newer 8 hp commercial rototiller to do
garden prepping/soil amendment. I can take care of all your
general home and yard maintenance. Excellent references
available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, March 16, 2020

COLORADO

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED at a private ranch in Eagle, Colorado.
Live on a private ranch with direct private access to the
backcountry but very convenient, and located one mile from Costco
and two miles from the Eagle Airport. Vail, Beaver Creek,
Glenwood Springs, Rancho Del Rio, and Aspen are all nearby.
Housing provided as part of the job with rent to be discussed and
based on duties performed. All situations are considered. Only a
few horses are boarded on site in the summer. Some fencing to be
put up, electrical fence checked on, irrigation checked, mowing
and some tractor work. Mechanical experience a plus. Not too much
work involved, more of a person to keep an eye on the property.
Applicants will need to go through a background check and must be
responsible with references required. No couples, and nice dogs
considered. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER from the beginning of
June until the end of September (the exact dates will be decided
later) in Santa Fe. We have two big dogs that cannot be left
alone for more than a couple of hours at a time. They love to go
for walks, though separately and always on a leash! Once a week
they have dog training. Our house is located just outside of
town. There are a few amenities like sauna, whirlpool, and open
fire place. You will need to pay for your own food and transport.
You need your own car unless you are satisfied to be taken along
for shopping by our neighbors once a week. If interested, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

GENERAL MANAGER WANTED for a Holistic Retreat in Vermont.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an organic permaculture homestead, hosts
small groups focused on spiritual awareness. We are a coordinated
team with a unified purpose supporting the healing and awakening
of humanity through personal growth. This position includes
housing, in an eco-cabin on 120 acres, plus utilities, food
staples. Starting salary of $12,000/year or 50% of net business
income. You must have experience with retreats and retreat
centers, business management and marketing, hospitality,
community living, homesteading, meditation, Conscious
Communication, and your own wellness practices. We cannot
accommodate dogs or children. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Aloha Everyone! Hello, my name is Isabel and I am seeking a great
long-term situation working in a positive environment with either
an individual, family, business, or organization. My experience
and skills includes property management, caretaking, retreat
management, horticulture, personal assistant, event planning, B&B
management, organic farming, gardening, landscaping, organizing,
floral arrangements, and photography/art//website design. Resume
and references available upon request. I am authentic, positive,
healthy, energetic, self-motivated, friendly, loving, dependable,
loyal, trustworthy, fun, organized, conscious, clean, caring,
calm, patient, flexible, smart, wise, and background checked. I
love experiencing nature, the ocean, mountains, trees, flowers,
and animals - I love it all! I love writing, music, art, film,
cooking, exploring, meditating, praying, reading, laughing,
learning, teaching, long walks, great conversations, and sharing
with everyone. Exceptional listening and communicating skills.
Excellent time-management and multitasking skills with a strong
attention to detail and the overall big picture. Ensure privacy
in handling confidential matters. Praised for creating beautiful
and inspiring environments that are in alignment with the goals
of the owners of the property. Prefer housing with commensurate
salary and coastal location. Thank you. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aloha nui Loa!  Blessings, Isabel

Thursday, March 12, 2020

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bath house on 20 acres in this small rural town.
I have a car available – it’s about an hour drive to
Huntsville or Birmingham. The housesitter has to love animals and
be diligent in the care of two horses, two dogs, three cats and
numerous birds - all outdoors - and a lot of garden but all on
water drip system. To receive more information and to apply to be
my Summer housesitter, please email your resume and references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Alabama Opportunity”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKERS WITH GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS WANTED for a
seasonal job overseeing private property in the Donner Summit,
California area. This position is best suited for a semi-retired
or retired couple. The season runs approximately from Memorial
Day weekend to October 15th.  Duties include, but are not limited
to, repair and maintenance of a rustic 10-bedroom lodge, managing
room reservations and cooking some home-style meals (mostly
dinners). The caretakers are entitled to the profits from all
sales of meals prepared and served in the lodge. Knowledge of
basic water systems, wood-cutting and general handyman skills
needed. Must have your own vehicle. Private living quarters in
lodge with DIRECTV. This position pays the couple $3,000 per
month together with a vehicle allowance of $250 per month. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. Caretaker needed for a 4-acre tree-studded
lodge in Kingsland, TX. Responsible for maintenance of grounds,
pool, exterior and interior of 13 buildings and a 9-slot RV park.
Duties include routine maintenance, repairs, tree trimming, lawn
mowing/trimming, plumbing and electrical repairs, light
carpentry, painting, and basic maintenance of golf carts and
boats. Work estimate is 25 hours/week. Lodging options and salary
negotiable. Access to the lake, and fishing. Additional work
opportunities available in the community if desired. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a miniature horse farm. We are a
small family owned ranch in Central Texas near Tarpley. This is
an opportunity for a retired couple or retired man, caretaker,
who loves animals and can feed horses twice a day, clean stalls,
fix fence when needed, move hay bales and feed sacks, feed my
cats and my dogs on occasion, water trees, keep our grounds clean
and mowed, mow 30 acres about twice a year, help me with my
landscaping ideas and other general maintenance. Also keep our
new big horse barn clean and also the mini barn and several
outbuilding horse shelters. I have 15 miniature horses and two
full size horses. They are all pets, no riding or working them. I
consider this to be a long-term employment and there is possible
housing (the caretaker house is almost completed) or RV hookup.
Salary negotiable. Prefer a caretaker with horse experience. No
drugs, alcohol, no outside pets as I have my animals roaming
free. Please text your interest and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

French/US Lady available to take care of your property needs.
Mature property manager/massage therapist/chef/personal assistant
located in Palm Springs, California now. Will relocate. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

BELIZE 

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! Volunteer caretaker assistance needed on
a private Caribbean Island off of Belize. Our current caretakers
have to leave in five days and we have no successor. We need
someone in good physical condition who feels confident living
with Piggy, a free living, dominant non-castrated pig, on a
remote island in simple environment. Frugal dealing with
resources is required as electricity comes from the solar system
and drinking and using water from the rain water harvest. You can
earn your living by renting out a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with a two burner gas
stove and basic equipment over Airbnb. Your job would be: Being
present on the island 24/7, cleaning the beaches and trails,
watering the plants, moving some timber or seaweed and other
small maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the
stars, sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go
snorkeling or fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga
spots or just seize the day. There is Internet and cellphone
service on the island. We can offer free accommodation, you have
to cover your travel and provision costs. You have to bring all
the supplies you will need when coming in a hired motorboat from
the mainland. There is no delivery service! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. If interested please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no calls.

NEVADA

HORSE CARETAKER AND GROUNDSKEEPER WANTED. Seeking a long-term,
part-time horse caretaker and groundskeeper for a 17-acre, gated
property in Carson Valley, NV. Experience with horses required
for the handling of two horses. Work an average of 24 hours/week
in exchange for rent plus utilities, and a furnished apartment
above the barn. Duties include morning feeding, grooming, turnout
of the horses, barn/stall cleaning, pasture water, pasture
maintenance, and arena grooming. Hourly pay for the maintenance
of non-landscaped grass with brush hog, weed control, drip system
maintenance, flood irrigation assistance, and other odd jobs, and
caretaking the property and horses for the owners while they are
out of town. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and move 100 lb. bales
of hay. References will be required. Non-smokers only. No drug
use or alcohol problems. This is an ideal position for a
physically fit gentleman who may have other income sources and
wants to keep active. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

French/US Lady available to take care of your property needs.
Mature property manager/massage therapist/chef/personal assistant
located in Palm Springs, California now. Will relocate. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA

RVING CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a Juandah Heritage site at Wandoan
Queensland, approximately three hours west of Toowoomba. Free
water, power and undercover parking for your RV. The job entails
watering the grounds, some gardening, and mowing and cleaning,
etc. For more details, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

CALIFORNIA

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a property in Santa Margarita,
California (San Luis Obispo County). The ideal person would live
close by and come to the property to perform the duties three or
four times a week. A mature and responsible person is preferred
who has previous caretaking experience. Responsibilities include
keeping the property clean, gardening, basic handyman duties and
keeping the property secure.  Must be healthy, able to work alone
and with others, follow directions and have excellent
communication skills. Must be able to operate gardening tools,
(weed trimmer, chainsaw, blower, etc.). Please mail your resume
and references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
include your telephone and email address. We will give more
specific information when we reply. Thanks.

COLORADO

COLORADO HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed. Seeking to fill a
full-time, long-term housekeeper position/part-time caretaker
position on a 300 acre Colorado Springs area horse property.
Couples considered/desired if spouse anticipates primary
employment off property, as this essentially a one person job.
Competitive salary paid for the housekeeping position with
benefits available to either an individual or couple. Stand-alone
housing on property with utilities included. Responsibilities are
routine housekeeping for a 6,000 square foot residence
(experience required) and horse care/feeding (eight horses,
experience desired). Must also enjoy dogs and caretake animals
and property when owners travel. Background check and verifiable
references required. Compatible animals welcome. Anticipated hire
by June/July 2020 following phone interviews and on-site visits.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional details.

RHODE ISLAND 
 
SEEKING A YEAR-ROUND, LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN, experienced caretaker
in Newport, RI. Responsible for the smooth operation of a private
residence. Oversee repairs, landscaping, errands, contractors,
guests, and events. Prefer someone with handyman experience (HVAC
a plus). Candidate should be hands-on, with a can-do attitude,
flexible, (some weekends, some late evenings), computer savvy,
with excellent references, college graduate. May 1 start date.
Please send your resume/salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including  landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friends home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you … Craig 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

MICHIGAN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a full-time, hospitality associate for
a live-work opportunity along Michigan’s uniquely beautiful Art
Coast. We approach our work using a team model which demands
active participation in all aspects of hospitality. The ideal
candidate will be a self-motivated, independent problem solver
with a “can do” attitude. He/She will be flexible,
supportive, and maintain a patient, positive attitude with
co-workers and guests alike. The candidate must possess the
following attributes: exceptional organizational skills, extreme
attention to detail, the ability to communicate efficiently,
effective multi-tasking capabilities, and a natural ability and
desire to converse with guests. This person must have experience
overseeing day-to-day operations and be comfortable performing
all tasks associated with running a bed and breakfast, Inn, or
boutique hotel: including, but not limited to cooking breakfast,
housekeeping, laundry, reservation system and phone experience,
check-out/in procedures, on-call duties, light
maintenance/landscaping tasks, and inventory management.
Qualified candidates, please email your cover letter and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CO-INNKEEPER – Boutique Bed and Breakfast with 20 rooms/units
in North Conway, NH is currently seeking a year-round full-time
co-Innkeeper. Breakfast service, front desk, concierge duties,
kitchen duties, cooking, laundry, housekeeping and other duties
as assigned. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated,
organized, and detailed oriented. As co-Innkeeper, you will
provide a positive impression to our guests and provide excellent
customer service and ensure our high service and cleanliness
standards are met. You should enjoy solving problems, and be able
to handle email, a reservation system and computers confidently.
Prior relevant experience is preferred. The position will be
live-in, and will require immense flexibility with hours, 24/7
guest response, the working of weekends and holidays and have the
physical stamina to perform the duties of their position.  Salary
based on experience and includes housing and utilities. Please
submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

LONG-TERM CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE in Southwest Virginia.
This is a family recreational property, perfect for a retired or
semi-retired person or couple. Modern three bedroom house, hourly
compensation and utilities furnished. Onsite duties include
security, yard and house and outbuildings maintenance. Experience
in repairs and maintenance of equipment a plus. References and
background check required. Please respond with your resume and
inquires to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Currently employed and have been here for years. Only looking to
make a change for the right long-term situation. Very experienced
ranch manager, ranch foreman, ranch caretaker and property
manager with a clean background and history. Early 40’s married
couple. Have experience in cow calf, yearlings, grass fed, horse
management, vet practices, property management, guest relations,
management of vendors and third parties, recreational and hunting
properties. We speak enough Spanish to get by. Bachelor’s
Degree in AG Science and minor in Business. Also Vet Tech
experience. Ranches and property’s managed from several 100
acres up to 64,000. Cattle herds from 100 to 3,000. We are a
presentable couple with high expectations and values. We are
detail oriented and driven and enjoy no drama. Ideally we would
like a good benefit package and a long-term opportunity. We are
open to most locations. Thank you for taking the time to consider
us. Please email with any questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 2, 2020

CARIBBEAN

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON INDIVIDUAL/COUPLE NEEDED to help at a
beautiful family owned 80 acre historic Caribbean plantation,
retreat center and eco-tourism site with six guest cottages and
organic garden, adjoining two small beaches. The property is
located in Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. Background in
maintenance and construction preferred, and/or gardening,
Innkeeping, and cooking. This is a volunteer position (room and
board), with flexible dates between May and November every year;
six weeks - six months. Small stipend or profit sharing
negotiable. Stunning location with lots to do nearby; hiking,
snorkeling, hot springs, kite surfing, and horseback riding. To
learn more and to contact us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

VIRGINIA

INNKEEPER WANTED for a Historic B&B, located one hour from
Washington DC in Virginia Horse and Wine Country. A beautiful
newly-restored 1820’s home in Warrenton, Virginia is looking
for a live-in innkeeper. We have four rooms, open year-round in a
growing small southern town. Responsibilities would include
breakfast prep and service, room turnover, guest relations and
some business activities. Salary plus housing provided in the
innkeeper suite with a newly renovated bathroom. One month
vacation can be taken in January. No smokers please. You will run
your own show. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
We are interviewing now, with a start date in early April.

WASHINGTON

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER NEEDED on an island in Anacortes, WA. I live
on a beautiful island and have almost seven acres, with three
horses and need someone to help me fix/install fences, feed the
horses (while I'm away), clear brush, do light carpentry and just
be a general handyman. Ideally, you'd have your own source of
income and an RV and I can provide you an incredible place to
live and a small wage ($200/week). This would be the perfect
situation for someone who might be retired but still likes
staying busy and is interested in experiencing living on an
island. This is a seasonal position for Spring/Summer 2020. To
apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Over a decade of experience with Oprah Winfrey, high-profile
celebrities, and busy executives. Seeking a live-on role with an
individual, family, or business who desires polished,
professional, and autonomous management of their day-to-day
operations as well as someone with vision to plan long-term
prosperity of the household or organization. Exceptionally
detailed. Calm under pressure. Events, garden, maintenance,
computer systems, staff management, financial wellness.
Accomplished interior designer, construction and project
management, website and brand development. 47-year-old
fit/stylish/charming male, plant-based diet, no pets (but always
wanted a dog.) Hobbies include writing, philosophy, and nature.
Challenging and unusual opportunities desired as well as housing
and commensurate salary. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, February 28, 2020

ALASKA
 
IF THERE IS A PLACE in your mind's eye that can clearly picture
the perfect Alaska - and you yearn for it - then you should
consider working for us. It is all here on the Kenai Peninsula,
exactly as you pictured it: hundreds of square miles of
impossible beauty and bounty; a seemingly endless expanse of
rolling forests, mountain meadows, hidden lakes, whispering
streams, turquoise glaciers - and all of it teeming with rare
species of North American wildlife ... including some of the
largest game fish on earth. Maintenance is one of the most
important aspects of our resort. We are looking for people with
various skills. Problem solvers a must. Ability to work on a
deadline, often long hours on a great team. Maintenance Manager -
manage other maintenance staff and organize and run daily shuttle
schedule. Strong background in vehicle/equipment maintenance and
people skills required. "Can do" attitude a must. Ability to
organize/prioritize and complete projects required. Vehicle
maintenance/mechanic - varied, strong background in auto and
other maintenance required. Able to replace motors. Outboard work
a big plus. Grounds maintenance - lodge and surrounding property
maintenance. Good work ethic and ability to work long hours with
a smile a plus. Many of our guides and other managers began here.
To apply before March 31, please email your resume and references
to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Alaska
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

AUSTRALIA

SINGLE OR COUPLE WITH OWN VAN WANTED to help develop a new
organic garden in Mataranka, Northern Territory. Preferably
someone who has an interest in organic gardening and is prepared
to do an hour or two of pottering around most days in return for
a free powered van site. We have a place to plug a van into power
and water and there is private toilet and shower. We are quite
close to Bitter Springs Thermal Pools. Please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We prefer someone who can stay a couple of
weeks.

CALIFORNIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in the Yosemite Area. A beautiful rural
10 acre property with a private studio and acre pond is available
rent-free in trade for 10 hours work per week, varying
seasonally. Optional spring/fall paid contract work to
$800/month. Prefer a single active person with construction
skills, self-motivated, and able to follow directions. Chain saw
and power tool use, building and road maintenance. Prefer
year-round or April - October required. Consistent monitoring of
irrigation, plants, wildlife activities. Need own car, stable
income, and insurance. Local jobs available. Towns are four and
15 miles away. No pets, substance abuse or smoking. Please send
your information, and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 27, 2020

BELIZE 

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! Volunteer caretaker assistance needed on
a private Caribbean Island off of Belize. Our current caretakers
have to leave in five days and we have no successor. We need
someone in good physical condition who feels confident living
with Piggy, a free living, dominant non-castrated pig, on a
remote island in simple environment. Frugal dealing with
resources is required as electricity comes from the solar system
and drinking and using water from the rain water harvest. You can
earn your living by renting out a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with a two burner gas
stove and basic equipment over Airbnb. Your job would be: Being
present on the island 24/7, cleaning the beaches and trails,
watering the plants, moving some timber or seaweed and other
small maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the
stars, sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go
snorkeling or fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga
spots or just seize the day. There is Internet and cellphone
service on the island. We can offer free accommodation, you have
to cover your travel and provision costs. You have to bring all
the supplies you will need when coming in a hired motorboat from
the mainland. There is no delivery service! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

CABIN RESORT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Watersmeet, MI. We are a
seven cabin lakeside resort located next to a wilderness and
recreation area cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth
forest. This is a great place to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, bike,
photograph the outdoors, experience nature and serenity or to
simply relax. Gas motors boats are not allowed at our resort or
in the adjacent wilderness area. Your main responsibilities would
be guest relations, cabin housekeeping including laundry between
guests, routine maintenance and repairs, and upkeep of the
grounds. Lodging is provided in a private, rustic, lakeside cabin
in exchange for specified duties. This is a seasonal job running
from mid-May to mid-October 2020. Compensation to be negotiated.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

WE ARE SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER for a beautiful private
guest ranch located near Glacier National Park on 127 acres in
the Whitefish/Kalispell area. You will be working with a team of
three on a non-working ranch. Living on the ranch is required.
Housing provided: a three bedroom, 2.5 bath house, with modern
appliances in excellent condition. Job duties and
responsibilities will include: deadwood tree removal with a chain
saw, general maintenance and care of cars, trucks, snowmobiles,
4-wheelers, and all equipment, ground maintenance – lawn
mowing, gardening and flower beds, property maintenance –
buildings, roadways, snow-removal and fencing, and purchasing of
tools, equipment, and materials. This position requires 5+ years
related experience, supervisory experience, knowledge of
construction, plumbing, and electrical, experience using a chain
saw, reliable transportation, and a valid driver’s license and
current insurance. Housing available for the right candidate.
Salary will be $40,000/year, and medical, dental and vision
benefits will be provided. A 401K plan is available. Must pass a
drug screen and background check. Please email your bio and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

OREGON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – freshly renovated in downtown Hood River
Oregon. Learn/serve in all aspects of business operations. The
Inn is situated for major growth… with a strong team! Hood
River is the epicenter of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge
– highly livable community famous for world-class outdoor
recreation. Starting compensation commensurate with experience
(starting $30,000 - $42,000) and scheduled to increase upon
hitting revenue goals. If you help revenue grow, your
compensation will grow and soon! Salary increase scheduled at
three month intervals upon hitting revenue benchmarks to
$59,000,000 within first year. Must be a sharp hustler seeking a
growth organization! Coordinate guest services and
landscaping/housekeeping teams; willing to take-on any task when
needed; we value front of house skills and back of house
willingness! No breakfast duties. Well-supported position is year
round, includes housing and generous food stipend. 5½ days a
week plus one month paid vacation. Please send your resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Oregon Inn Position” in the
Subject Line for our forwarding purposes. Thanks.

TEXAS

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed in the Magnolia Area. Seeking a
mature person to live on the premises and care for horses, cattle
and dogs. Must be able to work without supervision.
Responsibilities include checking and maintaining fences, groom
and saddle horses, keep the barn clean, along with keeping the
tools, equipment and tack clean and organized. Keep protein
feeders for the deer, and care for flowerbeds. For more details,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

We put the CARE in Caretaker! An extremely talented and gifted
caretaker couple is available to manage your property, with the
utmost care and attention to detail. We are hardworking, honest,
and trustworthy. Self-starters, eager to engage in all projects.
Abilities include hospitality, culinary, management, budget,
guest and employee relations, and general maintenance including
electrical, plumbing, sewer, painting, snow removal and small
scale remodels. We are able to relocate anywhere in the
Continental US. We are looking for employment where housing is
provided, with an income. Preferably a long-term engagement. We
look forward to hearing from you! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 24, 2020

CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO DOG-SITTER wanted for just over two weeks from the
end of March/early April in a two-bedroom apartment in the
central NOPA/Panhandle neighborhood. My mellow, sweet-natured
labradoodle needs company, walks and feeding. Must be a
non-smoker. References required. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED. A busy executive couple with a
newly-constructed home in Atlantic Beach, Florida seeks to hire
an experienced and hands-on Property Caretaker to handle the
daily upkeep and maintenance for their property. This is a
full-time year-round position. The family would like to hire a
professional with at least five years of experience caring for a
fine home or luxury hospitality property who has great knowledge
of systems and property maintenance. Primary responsibilities for
this position will include a daily walkthrough of the property to
perform minor repairs and check on systems, hands-on maintenance
(painting, changing lights, power-washing, etc.), supervising
vendors, assisting with deep cleaning and organizational
projects, and maintaining the principals’ automobiles. The
successful candidate will need to have good communication skills
and have proven experience in a similar position. Generally a
Monday through Friday schedule, year-round; some flexibility
needed. Compensation up to $65,000 to $75,000 offered, depending
on experience. For consideration, please apply for position
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local candidates only.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.

MONTANA

DOES SPENDING A SUMMER LIVING OFF THE GRID in beautiful remote
Montana appeal to you? Elk Lake Resort, an 8-cabin fishing
resort, is currently looking for an outgoing person or couple to
help with summer operations. During a 4/10 work week, you will
work closely with the owners doing such tasks as food prep, dish
washing, cleaning, and some gardening. Best applicants will be
detailed, organized, and eager to help. Must be able to bend,
stoop, lift, carry, etc. Compensation is no less than $1,200 a
month and a portion of the tips. Room and board is provided.
Position needs to be filled from mid-May to mid-September. If
interested, please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RVING CARETAKERS WANTED for the 2020 season in Cambridge, WI at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a family oriented nudist campground. Need
two couples working a schedule of four days on/four days off
including weekends. Duties will include greeting and registering
guests at the office, housekeeping and laundry, answering the
phone, cleaning and testing the pool, cleaning bathrooms,
cleaning rental rooms, mowing, trimming, groundskeeping, and any
other light duties assigned by buildings and grounds. Needed
mid-May through mid-September. Compensation: full hook-ups for
your RV and a salary. Travel compensation available. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Howdy, I am looking for handyman and remodeling work in the Lake
Tahoe, Sacramento, and Monterey areas. I do repairs of all kinds,
electrical, plumbing, kitchens, bathroom, decks, hot tubs,
windows, tank-less water heaters, and most anything else. I have
over 40 years’ experience and am also good at creative
solutions for your needs at home. I have a great deal of
experience and a good sense of humor. Please give me a call at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Blessings, Amos Lovell
 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

CALIFORNIA

READY FOR A WINTER CHANGE OF PACE?? We need a caretaker (a couple
would be great) to property sit at a private, remote property on
Clear Lake from February 29 to March 12, 2020. You can learn more
by visiting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Great fishing!! Includes: a free
stay in Cabin # 2, electricity, Wi-Fi, fishing, boating (if you
bring your own canoe, inflatable or boat up to 20 feet). Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details. Thanks.

MISSOURI 

CONCIERGE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/HOUSE MANAGER needed. This position
has a multifaceted role involving full spectrum executive
concierge services and house management for an
ultra-high-net-worth individual. The primary residence is in
Columbia, Missouri. Relocation assistance will be provided if
needed. Notables include:
~ Providing hospitality services in support of the executive.
~ Responsibilities will be full-time, plus some travel and
on-call evening and weekend assignments.
~ Be passionate about the importance of this behind-the-scene and
visible role. 
~ Personal shopping, packing, meal prep, consultation on
entertainment options, daily house management, and coordinating
vendors 
~ Excellent analytical, judgment, and organizational skills
~ Strong personal management skills, tact, and the ability to
remain poised under pressure.
To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

BECOME AN INNKEEPER at the iconic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Seeking a
live-in Innkeeper for this historic, 11-room Inn and restaurant
located in the beautiful, natural setting of the San Juan
Islands. Looking for a personable, enthusiastic Innkeeper to work
alongside the new owners to create memorable guest experiences.
Learn more about the hotel at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Duties include
staff management, reservation management, minor maintenance,
scheduling, vendor management, marketing, budgeting, billing,
food and beverage supervision and all other tasks deemed
appropriate by owner. The ideal candidate will have experience in
both F&B and hospitality. Compensation includes salary, housing,
utilities and a potential bonus opportunity. Non-smokers only.
Please email us your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

SEEKING A HOUSESITTER POSITION. Responsible, healthy, active,
semi-retired female, seeking a paid housesitting position in
Northern and Central California. Prefer a minimum of a two month
position, but am flexible. Enjoy housekeeping in all aspects, and
small pets are OK. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

BELIZE 

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER POSITION available on
a small Caribbean Island (four acres) in Belize. We need a couple
in good mental and physical condition, who feels confident living
alone with a pig at our remote island in very simple environment.
Frugal dealing with resources is required. Electricity comes from
our solar system and drinking and using water from rain water
harvest. Your job would be: being present at the island 24/7 and
looking after and feeding Piggy, a free living, dominant and not
castrated male pig, maintaining and controlling the water and
solar system, cleaning the beaches and trails, moving some sea
weed, watering the plants and other small maintenance jobs. In
your spare time you could watch the sky, sunsets, dolphins and
rays, explore the island, go snorkeling or fishing around the
island, find meditation or yoga spots, or just seize the day.
Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with a comfortable
queen sized bed, kitchen corner with two burner gas stoves, and
basic equipment. There is no boat on the island. All supplies you
need, you have to bring when you come in a hired motorboat from
the mainland. There is no delivery service! Depending on the
weather, there might be some sandflies. Our shower is outside,
along with a compost toilet. We have perfect conditions for
snorkeling and fishing in shallow waters around the island. Weak
Internet and cellphone service are available on the island! Hope
to be hearing from you soon via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

BEEKEEPER NEEDED in Normandy, France. A responsible person is
needed for our beekeeper position Spring through to Autumn on a
beautiful private property. Duties will include helping us set up
and maintain beehives. Beehives require management and good
stewardship. General maintenance requires periodic inspections
during the warm months to make sure the queen is laying eggs, the
workers are building up honey stores, and the colony has enough
space to expand. Living quarters provided in the chateau for the
beekeeper. Requires 15 - 20 hours per week in exchange for board
and food. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

SEEKING A MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live and work onsite
as a caretaker/groundskeeper of property in Belfair, WA.
Responsibilities include mowing lawns, weeding, and landscaping,
as well as security of home and property when needed. A residence
is available onsite in exchange for duties performed. Salary and
time worked is negotiable. Looking for a non-smoker, with no
pets. Honesty and a strong work ethic are a must. Please reply
with references and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A background
check is required.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you need quality care and maintenance of your home while you
are away or year round? I am a single, retired, reliable and
discreet professional woman. Drug free/drink free/smoke free.
Excellent references available. Love pets and gardening. Would
like to housesit in Arizona, with preferred areas of Fountain
Hills, Paradise Valley, or Cave Creek. Living quarters must go
with the above position. Available starting in month of May.
Please contact me by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 17, 2020

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a suitable caretaker couple
to share the looking after and operation of our museum commencing
mid-March. Must have your own van, motor home, or RV. We work on
a three days on/three days off rotating roster. Duties include
opening and closing the museum, welcoming visitors, some
cleaning, gardening, etc. We provide free caravan site with
en-suite, free power, free water plus $200 per week per couple.
In Autumn and Winter the weather is wonderful in Carnarvon, plus
if you like fishing you’ll love it even more! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a members only cove on Catalina
Island. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a position with year-round
on-site responsibility, including full oversight and management
of cove facilities. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter
with boating experience, and capable of performing various duties
on land and water. He/she should also be able to solve various
utility related maintenance problems, operate the club whaler,
and is responsible for preparing/maintaining the facility
throughout the year. A friendly, “can-do” attitude is a must!
This is a salaried position, and includes housing/utilities,
health benefits/vacation/sick/401k. For further information,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER NEEDED on a small acreage property. We are looking for
someone who can help out with whatever needs to be done around
here. Can be a part-time help, so you can still get a job
elsewhere for extra income. Thus, can only provide MIL type
apartment housing, pool, and learning/improving skills. We are in
the country on five acres with trees and ponds southeast of
Dallas. We have horses to feed and ride if you like (can train
you if don’t know how), yard/garden work, some hard work
involved, chainsaw tree limbs, etc., general maintenance/handyman
type jobs, organizing shop, and miscellaneous odd jobs. We are in
the country close to city amenities/employment. A cattle pasture
is across the street. Have lots of trees and a pond. Have
miniature fruit trees, honey bees, chickens, fresh eggs, and
fresh pecans. We have eight horses, two dogs, and two cats. In
exchange, we have available for you a furnished private bedroom
and living area, semi-private bath, separate heat and air, a
parking space, laundry facilities, and the use of a gorgeous
swimming pool. Will consider one pet on an individual bases.
Still have time to work elsewhere for salary if desired. Lots of
free homemade baked goods from our onsite baking business.
Non-smoker, non-drug user only! If you might be interested in
something like this, please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PROFESSIONAL EMPTY NEST COUPLE seeking a full-time property
management/caretaking position starting June, 2020. Flexible on
location. Experienced in rentals and tenant management.
Non-smoking, Christian husband (currently an upper level school
administrator) and wife (former COO and business
development/marketing director). Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, February 14, 2020

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN HELPERS NEEDED for a caravan park in Lakes Entrance, a
coastal town in eastern Victoria. We have a unique situation for
the right couple. The position best suits a retired couple on a
pension who are wanting to stay active during their retirement.
We offer a house to live in, in exchange for assistance in
running our park. Jobs consist of cleaning, office work
(non-computerized) and assist in yard maintenance. There is paid
work also at certain times of the year plus a retainer, and you
can contact us for further details. So if you are local, and
ready to settle down in a beautiful part of the world, please
contact us by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We have the position
available as soon as possible.

FLORIDA

ESTATE CARETAKER NEEDED. An executive couple with a large estate
home in Delray Beach, FL seeks to hire an experienced and
hands-on Estate Caretaker to handle daily maintenance, repairs,
and upkeep for their oceanfront property. This is a full-time,
year-round, newly-created position for a recently-purchased
property. The family would like to hire someone who has worked on
a private estate or for large luxury hospitality properties (at
least five years of experience is required) and who has broad
knowledge of property care, systems, and maintenance. The Estate
Caretaker will join an existing property team and work under the
direction of the Estate Manager to supervise vendors, formulate a
property upkeep plan, and handle various projects. Primary
responsibilities for this position will include: daily
walkthroughs of the property to perform minor repairs, note
potential issues, and check on systems and infrastructure,
performing hands-on maintenance of the property, such as
painting, electrical troubleshooting, power-washing stone
surfaces, changing lights, cleaning furniture, etc., upkeep of
property vehicles, including gassing, detailing, etc.,
supervising and working with a large number of trusted vendors at
the property. The Estate Caretaker should know what repairs can
be handled in-house and when to call an expert for a specialty or
particular matter. A range of additional household, cleaning,
vehicle maintenance, and exterior upkeep responsibilities, as
needed, will be required. The successful candidate will have
great communication skills, proven experience in a similar
position, and will work well both independently and as part of a
team. Basic proficiency with computers and the ability to learn
new skills and processes also needed. Generally a Monday through
Friday schedule, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, year-round; some flexibility
needed. Compensation up to $70,000 offered, depending on
experience. For consideration, please apply for position
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Qualified applicants will
be contacted; immediate interviews are available.

FRANCE

GARDENERS AND HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Normandy, France. Responsible
persons with good people skills wanted Spring through to Autumn
on a beautiful private property. Duties include weeding, mowing,
harvesting, line trimming, pruning, cleaning, and laundry.
Knowledge of wood cutting and general handyman skills a plus. Car
share available. Living quarters provided in the chateau.
Requires 15 - 20 hours per week gardening and/or domestics in
exchange for board and food. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to manage The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Paint Bank, Virginia. Originally constructed in the early
1900’s, the newly-renovated Lemon Hotel holds six exquisitely
furnished bedrooms, parlor, formal dining room, and conference
room. Pair this with the eclectic venues at our renovated Train
Depot for a one-of-a-kind lodging experience. Seeking positive,
energetic, and passionate people who are dedicated to delivering
a premium experience to every guest.  Duties will include but are
not limited to: Check-ins, taking reservations, marketing,
managing housekeeping staff, handling guest needs and complaints,
coordinating meal preparation, record keeping and reporting, and
all other day-to-day operations necessary to accommodate guests.
Computer skills necessary to handle online bookings through
Resnexus and use Microsoft Office. Strong communication and
teamwork skills are a must. Housing and competitive salaries
offered. To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Those
interested should email a resume with references and availability
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Aaron. My wife and I have three boys. I am currently a
FF/Paramedic, Fire Marshall and Educator in Michigan. We are
looking to move and start new. Have medical and trauma
experience. Used to working in all weather. Have background in
construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and am very
ambitious. Have some limited horse training but can learn fast.
For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ALASKA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HARDWORKING, SELF-MOTIVATED COUPLE to watch
over our lodge during the "off-season". This a unique opportunity
to live at Alaska's oldest hunting and recreation lodge,
established in 1937. Our Lodge is a fly-in only lodge (off the
road system) and is located 125 miles from Anchorage (the nearest
city). The lodge is made up of 12 log cabins and several other
sheds situated on five acres of private property. There is no
other private properties or neighbors close by, it's a
self-sufficient type situation, we produce our own electricity by
diesel generator and have our own well and septic. The lodge
hosts high end guests and provides first class service for
hunting and eco-tour clientele on a seasonal basis. The main
tasks each day is to report the weather for the FAA and feed our
horses. Reporting the weather is easy once we teach you, but you
will have to study, take a test and pass to become certified
through the National Weather Service. The weather is reported
about seven times a day and takes 5 - 10 minutes to do each
report, it is important for small aircraft flying through the
area to know what the weather is doing. We have about 20 horses
which are primarily free range but come in each morning, we hook
them up feed them a grain pellet, let them eat and come back an
hour later to release them. It is difficult to list every
potential task that may arise but being remote you have to be
self-sufficient and learn how to improvise if/when things break
or go wrong. Being so remote it could take a week or longer to
get a repair person to the lodge. Problem solving and thinking
outside the box are huge assets to operating smoothly out there.
Some tasks could include pumping fuel, unloading planes,
maintenance on generator and snow machines, shoveling snow,
splitting firewood, cleaning lodge, helping weathered in guests
or snow-machiners riding through, fixing potential electrical,
plumbing, satellite, or mechanical problems that may arise. We
are also a check point for the following races Iditarod, Iron
Dog, and Ultra Sport. We come out to assist during those times
(Mid-February until end of March). Some physical strength is
required as horse feed bags weigh 50lbs, fuel containers weigh
about 100lbs and propane tanks weigh about 200lbs. All that being
said it is typically a low stress, peaceful life style where you
can work at your own pace as long as things are being cared for.
We are ultimately looking for caretakers from October 1st - June
1st. We are at the lodge June through September for our summer
and hunting season but could use a maintenance person during that
time. We have traditionally hired one couple to cover the place
from October 1st - June 1st but we would be open to hiring two to
three different couples to split up that time if it works better.
We would also be open for someone who wanted to stay longer. Our
last caretakers have been with us about 12 years and their
health/age will no longer allow them to be out there. They are
leaving today when we arrive so we need someone to be there for
April and May. Ideally we would like you to come out now so we
can show you the ropes before we leave you out there alone for
April and May. This would be a good trial period to see if it's
something you want to do long term. You will live right at the
lodge so room and board is included as a large part of your pay,
you will also receive a stipend starting at $1,500/month. for the
two of you. An increase in pay may become an option based on
experience and job performance. Some other living expenses are
covered as well as we provide internet, phone, TV, etc. The job
does not pay much because of the high cost of having people out
there, our caretakers take the job for the lifestyle more than
the pay. It truly is a peaceful, unique way of life living off
the grid. We tell our caretakers to plan on one supply plane a
month during the slow times of year, although we often end up
with more. We are a non-smoking, non-marijuana facility. Thank
you for your time and interest. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CANADA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE who enjoy living
remotely and feel comfortable not having daily social
interactions. An ownership group is looking for caretaker(s) for
a large island property near Powell River, British Columbia. The
island is 500+ acres with several homes, private docks and
multiple utility structures. Access is by boat only (provided).
This is a paid position with private accommodation provided. The
owners live on the island part-time. This is a long-term
opportunity which is suitable for a couple or individual looking
to stay active, contribute and live in a beautiful waterfront
location. This is a full-time, labor intensive job. This position
requires a highly self-motivated individual or couple. You will
be responsible for the complex care of the property including
maintenance, cleaning and related administration. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

UNIQUE SEASONAL POSITION AVAILABLE in the San Juan Islands,
Washington. Center Island is a small island in San Juan County,
WA located inside Lopez Pass in the protected waters of Reads
Bay. The island is reached by private ferry, boat, or plane.
There are no commercial services on Center Island. The island
contains a plat of 175 lots that are used as camping lots or
which contain vacation homes. The community manages an airstrip,
docks, a water system, roadways, vehicles, a community clubhouse,
a maintenance shop, and a private caretaker residence. Center
Island seeks a seasonal caretaker to assist other employees and
to maintain a security presence, maintain and manage the use of
the clubhouse and dock facilities, and to help mow the airfield
and lawns. The position is currently open to fill an early Spring
through early Fall 2020 need. The compensation package includes a
two-bedroom waterfront house, utilities, a negotiable monthly
salary (depends on experience and assigned duty hours), and a
transportation allowance. For additional information or to apply
for this position, please contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you need quality care and maintenance of your home while you
are away or year round? I am a single, retired, reliable and
discreet professional woman. Drug free/drink free/smoke free.
Excellent references available. Love pets and gardening. Would
like to housesit in Arizona, with preferred areas of Fountain
Hills, Paradise Valley, or Cave Creek. Living quarters must go
with the above position. Available starting in month of May.
Please contact me by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 10, 2020

ALASKA

AN ESTABLISHED LODGE IN BEAUTIFUL COOPER LANDING, AK is seeking
an individual to fulfill a part-time housekeeping position in the
summer 2020: five days a week, approximately 20 - 30 hours a
week, needed mid-May through the month of September. Flexible
schedule, fun and safe work environment, with numerous
recreational opportunities in your backyard: hiking, biking,
boating paradise. Housing and compensation provided. Candidate
must have professional appearance and enjoy working with people,
be reliable, self-motivated, and able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Previous housekeeping experience preferred. Please include your
cover letter and resume, and send to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an award winning 21 room country Inn, is
searching for an Innkeeper or Innkeeping couple for a long-term,
live-in position. Candidates must be able to effectively
supervise staff, as well as personally participate in all aspects
of the day-to-day operations of the Inn. Prior hospitality and
supervisory experience is preferred. Compensation includes salary
and incentive bonus program. This is not a short-term Inn-sitting
position, as the owners are looking for someone to join the team
for the long-term. Please submit your resume and salary
requirements by emailing them to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE to manage The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Paint Bank, Virginia (a remote county).
To learn more about us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Originally constructed in the early 1900’s, the newly-renovated
Lemon Hotel holds six exquisitely furnished bedrooms, parlor,
dining room, and meeting room. Pair this with other venues that
offer one-of-a-kind lodging experiences (i.e. glamps, caboose,
log cabins). Seeking positive, energetic, and passionate people
who are dedicated to delivering a premium experience to every
guest. Duties will include but are not limited to: Check-ins,
taking reservations, marketing, managing housekeeping staff,
handling guest needs and complaints, meal preparation, record
keeping and reporting, and all other day-to-day operations
necessary to accommodate guests. Computer skills necessary to
handle online bookings through Resnexus and use Microsoft Office.
Strong communication and teamwork skills are a must. Housing and
competitive salaries offered. Those interested should email their
resume with references and availability to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you need quality care and maintenance of your home while you
are away or year round? I am a single, retired, reliable and
discreet professional woman. Drug free/drink free/smoke free.
Excellent references available. Love pets and gardening. Would
like to housesit in Arizona, with preferred areas of Fountain
Hills, Paradise Valley, or Cave Creek. Living quarters must go
with the above position. Available starting in month of May.
Please contact me by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, February 7, 2020

CALIFORNIA 

CARETAKERS NEEDED at Donner Summit, California. Responsible
caretakers with good people skills wanted for a seasonal job
overseeing private property, from approximately Memorial Day
weekend to October 15th. Duties include but are not limited to
repair and maintenance of rustic 10-bedroom lodge, managing room
reservations and cooking some home-style meals (mostly dinners).
Knowledge of basic water systems, wood cutting and general
handyman skills needed. Must have your own vehicle. Private
living quarters in lodge with Direct TV provided. Vehicle
allowance and small food concession in addition to salary. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

FULL TIME PROPERTY MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED on site by February 20,
2020 for our 160 acre property north of Babb, MT approximately
five miles from the Canadian border and 12 miles from Glacier
National Park. There are four residences (the caretaker house and
three vacation rentals), a bunkhouse and shower house (vacation
rental) and out buildings including a newer 30X30 shop, an alpaca
pole barn, and an older 4-stall barn. All are in good shape,
needing general maintenance and repairs occasionally. The
outbuildings need some painting and repairs. The fences are up
but need maintenance and some replacement. There is also a
lakeshore cabin 12 miles from the ranch that needs interior work.
Equipment includes three ATV’s, a new Kubota tractor with
loader attachment, snow blower, box blade and brush hog, and a
pickup for Ranch use. The equipment would require regular
maintenance and upkeep. There are seven alpaca and a llama. The
alpacas are sheared annually by a professional shearer and their
fiber processed. The Llama is sheared every other year.
Experience with alpaca and fiber processing a plus. The property
consists of hayfields, a fenced horse pasture with water, and
native grass grazing. There are areas of dense aspen. Most of the
property is left wild to encourage wildlife, as it is part of a
wildlife migration corridor between Glacier Park and the Sweet
Grass Hills. The views are amazing. All in all, it is a beautiful
piece of property, lots of potential. I work remote on a rotating
schedule and do not have the time or skills to do the work
needed. In addition to property repair/maintenance, the caretaker
would be responsible for managing the vacation rentals which
would include handling all reservations and correspondence,
greeting and working with guests to ensure a pleasant stay, and
providing housekeeping. A two night minimum is required, and most
guests stay three to four nights, so it isn’t a nightly
turnover like a motel. Check the website ( XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX )
for details on the vacation rentals, and reviews from previous
guests. Knowledge/Experience with VRBO/Airbnb a plus. I am
looking for a couple who is self-sufficient in living/working in
a remote situation and has a positive attitude. Please be aware
there are long hours in the summer months. Property skills needed
are basic ranch skills including equipment operation and
maintenance, building maintenance and repair, barb-wire fencing
and land management including noxious weed management, animal
care, and ability to relate to ranch guests. Skills needed to
manage the vacation rentals include guest services/hospitality
experience, strong administrative skills and background, strong
organizational skills, good verbal and written communication
skills and computer skills. Flowers and gardening skills, and
social media skills a big plus. A valid driver’s license is
required, candidates must be drug free and pass a background
check. All homes are smoke-free, pets are acceptable if not
disruptive to the ranch guests. A two bedroom house would be
provided and pasture if you have a horse or two. The house is all
electric and I pay up to $120/month for the electrical bill. A
new well system was installed (it is good water), and I pay for
garbage hauling. Satellite TV is available but not provided. The
caretaker residence is a comfortable frame house, all appliances
including a washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and full basement for
storing supplies, great views, approximately 1,040 sq. ft. each
level. There is a wood stove installed to keep the heat bill down
in the winter. I provide a cell phone and laptop with internet
for Ranch business use and recordkeeping. I would like to get
feeder steers for beef and would provide the caretaker
one-quarter beef/year, and add chickens for fresh eggs. The
property could be as self-sufficient as a person would want. The
position is available immediately. If you are interested, please
forward a resume, reference contacts and a recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  no phone calls please. Please include what
salary/compensation you would expect. Equal Opportunity
Employer.

NEW ZEALAND

HELP NEEDED in the Western Otago town of Clinton. Are you keen on
working and enjoy life when work is done? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
might be the place you are looking for! We are a certified
organic farm located in Clinton between Dunedin and Invercargill
(one hour each way). It is also close to the Catlins in the
southern part of the South Island. We grow a wide range of
vegetables and herbs for the Dunedin Farmers Market and organic
shops. The farm is and has been certified organic since more than
10 years now. Animals include a few cows, chickens, three cats
and one dog. We expect four hours of good work in exchange for
food and accommodation. We prefer having easy-going people around
that are keen on learning a bit and also enjoy working. The farm
also needs people to be able to look after themselves, like cook
your own meals, etc. There is usually a lot of other people
around to share conversations, meals and spare time with. Food
will be supplied for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Accommodation
is in either the worker's headquarters, a caravan or a choice of
two house trucks. We harvest all year around, so be aware that
winter might be colder down south (but there is a very powerful
heater heating the worker's headquarters). Also be aware that
this is a business producing vegetables for the market, this
means that things can get tougher now and then when work needs to
be done. There is no paid work on the farm in general. Now and
then, it could be that there is the odd job where you might be
able to get paid for, but it's not happening a lot. Please only
apply for this offer when you are already in New Zealand with a
work visa or at least able to get one on your own, as we are not
able to help with visa issues. For more information please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Looking forward to hear from
you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I’m a small town guy from Tennessee looking for opportunities.
Easy to get along with and a hard worker. I have a little
experience with tacking and cattle, and looking to improve that.
Will relocate anywhere, but will need room and board. I’m
single so it’s just me. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER REQUIRED commencing early March 2020 (or
earlier) for a holiday property just north of Gracetown in South
West Western Australia. There is a minimum employment period of
six months for Australian residents. Duties include grounds care
(lawns), general maintenance and some cleaning (window cleaning).
In return, a small salary will be offered with room to park your
caravan. A small self-contained, furnished unit is also available
as accommodation. Please register your interest by sending us
your information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED at a mountain ranch in the
Livingston, Montana area. As the Property Manager, you will be
responsible for all activities on this beautiful mountain ranch
and perform all duties according to the landowner’s goals for
the property. This responsibility includes the maintenance and
upkeep of multiple homes, barns, outbuildings, and miscellaneous
vehicles and equipment. The Property Manager should be
mechanically inclined and have a basic knowledge of electrical,
plumbing, HVAC, landscape and fencing skills. This position is a
hands-on job that may at times direct the work of a seasonal
employee, vendors and contractors as needed. Candidates should be
self-motivated and possess the ability to prioritize and make
decisions based on common sense and practical experience. Guest
service skills are a plus for this private ranch setting. A
competitive salary, based on experience, will be included, along
with a very nice three-bedroom home, along with utilities. To
apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED. Actively seeking to fill a full-time,
year round, live out Property Caretaker Role at a private
residence in Ulster County, NY. Individual must be naturally
service oriented with a positive hands-on work ethic. Duties
include: performing handy-man repairs and light-duty construction
on properties and equipment, be available to be ‘on-call’ for
emergencies and snow removal, grounds and landscaping
maintenance, including watering, pruning, weeding, and trimming
as needed, car detailing, fueling, keeping registrations current;
and keep utility vehicles in working order, manage deliveries,
unpackaging, expediting, manage garbage/trash collection and
recycling throughout the property, assist with keeping all tools
and equipment in good repair, fueled and properly stored,
maintenance of furnaces, troubleshooting appliances, sweep and
clean walks/porches; water flowers; mow lawns; rake leaves; snow
removal; and generally assist in keeping outside premises in an
orderly, clean condition, operate and maintain tractor, mowers,
chainsaws, RTV, ATM and other power tools, pruning trees and
shrubs, maintain and repair irrigation, water features, swimming
pool, plumbing, some electrical systems, knowledge of pumps and
filtration systems, coordinate with outside contractors when
required and understand when they are necessary, maintain walking
roads on property, house painting, help with firewood for the
house, move patio furniture out in spring, put in storage for
winter, meet with and assist contractors with scheduled home,
maintenance/repairs, ensure that all work is done in a
professional manner and meets household, standards, work
comfortably outside in all weather conditions. Various duties may
be assigned related to the general upkeep/maintenance of the
property. Qualifications: a minimum of five-year’s experience
in property caretaking with knowledge of sustainable living and
green practices, be highly organized with effective time
management skills, be in strong physical health and able to lift
50 pounds easily. Salary: Competitive based on experience. Health
coverage and vacation benefits and may be discussed at the time
of interview. If qualified, please send a cover letter along with
your resume and no fewer than three professional references who
can speak to your work ethic and abilities to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

HEALTHY ACTIVE COUPLE SEEKING A HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER POSITION IN
SANTA BARBARA. We believe that trust and respect are the most
valuable things you will ever earn. Financially secure with a
long history of success in our professions. We love animals and
would welcome the opportunity to provide affection and play to
your cherished pets. Light yard work, cleaning, pool and
miscellaneous maintenance services can be provided. Our home and
yard are kept in impeccable condition, this history will continue
at your home. We are moving to Santa Barbara to be close to our
daughter and son-in-law and soon to arrive grandchild and would
be grateful for the opportunity to live in the area for a period
of time before deciding on a permanent residence. Flexible
timing, ideally we would like to be settled in the area by May.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I’m a small town guy from Tennessee looking for opportunities.
Easy to get along with and a hard worker. I have a little
experience with tacking and cattle, and looking to improve that.
Will relocate anywhere, but will need room and board. I’m
single so it’s just me. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, February 3, 2020

FLORIDA

INNKEEPER NEEDED at a private Inn, in Palm Beach, Florida. Our
private Inn is looking for personable, enthusiastic Innkeeper(s)
to create memorable guest experiences at our 13 bedroom Inn. This
position is responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of the
guests and the success of the Inn. Further responsibilities
include: Inn, housekeeping and vendor staff management, create
staff schedules and monitor time and attendance, ensure property
and industry standards and regulations are up-to-date and are
made known to and maintained by staff at all times, ensure staff
is equipped with all tools to serve the guests’ needs (food,
office supplies, retail, linens, amenities and operating supplies
for all departments), resolve any guest or billing issues to the
best of your ability, report repairs and regular maintenance,
submit monthly food and supply inventory, manage online booking
through agencies and websites, work with marketing to create
promotional strategies, and work with accounting to manage budget
and billing accuracy. Work mostly days, but some evenings and
weekends required. Compensation will be $50,000 - $60,000, plus
accommodations. Interested applicants may send a resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

CABIN RESORT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Watersmeet, MI. We are a
seven cabin lakeside resort located next to a wilderness and
recreation area cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth
forest. This is a great place to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, bike,
photograph the outdoors, experience nature and serenity or to
simply relax. Gas motors boats are not allowed at our resort or
in the adjacent wilderness area. Your main responsibilities would
be guest relations, cabin housekeeping including laundry between
guests, routine maintenance and repairs, and upkeep of the
grounds. Lodging is provided in a private, rustic, lakeside cabin
in exchange for specified duties. This is a seasonal job running
from mid-May to mid-October 2020. Compensation to be negotiated.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK

WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE A TRUSTWORTHY AND SELF-MOTIVATED
MAINTENANCE STAFFER for our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Tupper Lake,
NY. Family owned since 1896, the property is comprised of
extensive tracts of boreal and Northern hardwood forest, three
lakes, 20+ buildings and many miles of roads and hiking trails.
We offer the possibility of a live-in caretaker position at our
remote camp, which would be perfect for the avid outdoorsman. We
value all skill sets and offer the ability to grow into a
leadership role in our organization. The candidate would join our
Superintendent couple in the year round operation of our seasonal
camp. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and safe
chainsaw operation are all highly valued skills. These combined
with a service oriented mindset when dealing with the owners and
guests would make for our perfect hire. We offer competitive
wages and vacation time to the right individual ready to join our
team. All applicants will be required to submit to a background
check and provide a list of professional references. Please
contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ONSITE MANAGER NEEDED in Cairo, NY. Getaway (
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ) builds tiny houses, places them in the
middle of nature, and rents them out by the night to people
looking to disconnect and recharge. The Onsite Manager will live
on the property and be the resident expert in taking care of all
after hours guest requests. In addition, this position will be
responsible for preparing all aspects of the operation for the
following day. To be good at this job, you should be a
responsible night person - the type that smiles a lot, hustles
always and loves making guests happy. You should also be the type
that knows how to troubleshoot and fix maintenance issues.
Compensation is company provided housing, along with an hourly
rate of pay ($15). Please send your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested and qualified. You can go here
to get a look at what it's like to work at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking a long-term post in the continental US, approximately
March - September 2020. Responsible, seasoned housesitter seeking
a position with part-time responsibilities while I complete
online courses in cybersecurity and machine learning. Open to
housesitting, caretaking, hosting, and/or light animal care posts
with housing, utilities, and internet. Extensive experience in
housesitting, estate management, international tourism, and
stable management. I'm a young American woman traveling since
finishing university, where I graduated magna cum laude with
honors in philosophy. I have reliable transportation, happy to
travel. References available; please send inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Bathurst, New South Wales is seeking
applicants for the role of Caretaker. Further details can be
obtained by contacting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or mail in your
application with resume, including at least two references, to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications will be accepted through the
close of business on Monday, February 3, 2020. This Caretaker
position is subject to the completion and verification process of
a NSW Working With Children Check.

NEW YORK

ONSITE MANAGER NEEDED in Cairo, NY. Getaway (
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ) builds tiny houses, places them in the
middle of nature, and rents them out by the night to people
looking to disconnect and recharge. The Onsite Manager will live
on the property and be the resident expert in taking care of all
after hours guest requests. In addition, this position will be
responsible for preparing all aspects of the operation for the
following day. To be good at this job, you should be a
responsible night person - the type that smiles a lot, hustles
always and loves making guests happy. You should also be the type
that knows how to troubleshoot and fix maintenance issues.
Compensation is company provided housing, along with an hourly
rate of pay ($15). Please send your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested and qualified. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Logan Nichols, and I am 21-years-old. I will be
married May 9th and am looking to find a long-term ranch job. My
fiance’s name is Camille, and we have both grown up working
cattle with horses. Looking for a place with housing and plenty
of horseback work. I have experience calving heifers, caretaking
yearlings, and some fencing. Can rope and identify sick cattle.
Like starting horses, but would prefer that to not be the
full-time job. Would prefer to not be in a tractor all the time,
and we have our own horses. Looking to stay in Kansas or one of
the surrounding states. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

NEW ZEALAND

WILDERNESS LODGE ASSISTANTS NEEDED. Can be single(s) or a couple.
We are seeking enthusiastic team members at our two Wilderness
Lodges – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX These family-run nature lodges
offer stylish accommodation, fine dining and guided activities to
a small number of mainly international visitors. The lodges are
great places to live and work if you love nature and wish to save
money in a spectacular remote location. These positions may best
suit a couple. Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is 90 km south of
Fox Glacier surrounded by rainforest near the seacoast in a
beautiful World Heritage Area. Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass
is on a mountain sheep farm adjacent to Arthur’s Pass National
Park, between Christchurch and Greymouth. The duties involved are
mostly housekeeping and restaurant work, though the ideal
candidates will be versatile and willing to pitch in with
whatever needs doing. You will need to be happy to clean our
guest rooms to a high standard, wait on tables, do dishes and
generally help out around the Lodge. Positions starting
early/mid-February (may be some flexibility). Candidates must
commit to a full season of work. The role of our Lodge Assistants
is varied but we do need mature people with an eye for detail. In
return for your hard work we can offer competitive pay rates,
plenty of hours, comfortable staff accommodation and food at a
reasonable cost, and the chance to live in a unique wilderness
setting and the invitation to join our guided nature and farm
discovery trips, explore our network of self-guided walks, and to
experience wild New Zealand nature. Must have a current New
Zealand Working Holiday Visa. To apply, please our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and then contact us.

VERMONT

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a couple/pair to live and
work at Knight Island State Park, Vermont, from April 26th
through September 12th. We are looking for two people who will be
responsible for the day-to-day operations and upkeep of Knight
Island and nearby Woods Island State Parks. Knight Island is a
remote 158-acre island located on Lake Champlain's Inland Sea,
and 125-acre Woods Island is located nearby. Both offer
picturesque remote camping for visitors on a total of 12 sites
between the two islands. Responsibilities include campsite
cleaning and upkeep, trail maintenance, mowing, weed-whacking,
and privy cleaning. Will also be responsible for monitoring
visitors on campsites and taking walk-in reservations. May also
include transporting some visitors to and from campsites from
mainland by a 22' boat. The responsibilities will be split
between two positions, one assuming the role of Park Manager and
the other as Park Attendant. OUPV/6 Pack Inland License is
preferred for the Park Manager, and boating experience is
required for both positions. CPR/First aid or higher medical
certification is required. Must be physically fit as these
positions require significant walking and physical labor. These
are paid, full-time seasonal positions with housing included.
Accommodations are in a one-bedroom two-story cabin with full
kitchen, solar electricity, and outhouse. For more information,
or to apply, visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Logan Nichols, and I am 21-years-old. I will be
married May 9th and am looking to find a long-term ranch job. My
fiance’s name is Camille, and we have both grown up working
cattle with horses. Looking for a place with housing and plenty
of horseback work. I have experience calving heifers, caretaking
yearlings, and some fencing. Can rope and identify sick cattle.
Like starting horses, but would prefer that to not be the
full-time job. Would prefer to not be in a tractor all the time,
and we have our own horses. Looking to stay in Kansas or one of
the surrounding states. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks.

Monday, January 27, 2020

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a rural property in San Luis Obispo County,
California. This is a temporary position April - August (dates
negotiable) that could possibly evolve to a permanent position. A
mature and responsible individual (or couple) with experience is
desired. A heated mobile home with all utilities paid (including
Internet and phone) and monthly stipend of $800 are provided.
Maximum capacity for residency is two people of any age. Prefer
no pets. Responsibilities include maintenance of two homes (yours
and a family vacation home), housekeeping of family home,
extensive grounds-keeping of Oak Woodlands and planted/irrigated
areas, property security, and family home extra preparation when
occupancy is anticipated. Must be physically fit and able to
operate (at least) mower, weed wacker, chain saw and leaf blower
(equipment provided.) Performance of maintenance duties will
involve working in a crawl space, attic and on the roof (to keep
the roof and gutters clean). Must be proficient enough with a
smart phone and email to communicate regularly. Must be
comfortable with wildlife presence, including bears, bobcats,
foxes, rattlesnakes, etc. No hunting, no firearms and no smoking
allowed anywhere on the property. Please send your resume and at
least three work references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, Big Island.
Should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, repair and/or
cleaning skills. Three acres in a remote retreat setting,
riverfront, off- grid (solar/battery power). Phone and internet
via cellphone booster. Live in separate caretaker’s quarters.
Owners don't live on the property. 20 hours per week (total for
two people) in exchange for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain
apple, coffee, papaya. Looking for a Positive attitude,
easygoing, and a level of commitment. A 4WD vehicle and
references are required. Please email your information and recent
photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 3,500 sq. ft. house that echoes a
relaxed way of life. It is an open air space with tons of plants,
koi fish pond, natural and upcycled materials with serene forest
and ocean views. It is located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island
of Hawai’i, just 10 minutes to the nearest beach and to the
town center. The Koi House offers various units for rent –
three bedrooms, one bedroom apartment, a tiny house, and a
glamping tent available for rent. From May 2020, we are looking
for a couple to work together as a team and take over the
day-to-day management and operations of The Koi House. This is at
least a six month commitment, with a two-week trial period.
Compensation includes housing, utilities, car, all cleaning fees
and a stipend. Please send a cover letter and resume with current
and applicable experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Business manager, electrician, feng shui practitioner (and much
more!) seeks position preferably in a beautiful area of the
mountainous west. I transformed a hostel from shuttered to
vibrant and profitable, owned a five employee generator sales and
service company, was a FM chief engineer and programmer, credit
union VP, EMT, taught Men’s Alternatives to Violence, know HTML
and lived off grid. I enjoy humor and a diverse life, love
animals and fair people, am reliable, healthy, neat, intuitive,
don’t drink, smoke or use drugs. How can I help you? The
position must include a significant salary. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, January 23, 2020

ALASKA
 
IF THERE IS A PLACE in your mind's eye that can clearly picture
the perfect Alaska - and you yearn for it - then you should
consider working for us. It is all here on the Kenai Peninsula,
exactly as you pictured it: hundreds of square miles of
impossible beauty and bounty; a seemingly endless expanse of
rolling forests, mountain meadows, hidden lakes, whispering
streams, turquoise glaciers - and all of it teeming with rare
species of North American wildlife ... including some of the
largest game fish on earth. Maintenance is one of the most
important aspects of our resort. We are looking for people with
various skills. Problem solvers a must. Ability to work on a
deadline, often long hours on a great team. Maintenance Manager -
manage other maintenance staff and organize and run daily shuttle
schedule. Strong background in vehicle/equipment maintenance and
people skills required. "Can do" attitude a must. Ability to
organize/prioritize and complete projects required. Vehicle
maintenance/mechanic - varied, strong background in auto and
other maintenance required. Able to replace motors. Outboard work
a big plus. Grounds maintenance - lodge and surrounding property
maintenance. Good work ethic and ability to work long hours with
a smile a plus. Many of our guides and other managers began here.
To apply before March 31, please email your resume and references
to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Alaska
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

MASSACHUSETTS

FULL-TIME INNKEEPER POSITIONS AVAILABLE for a candidate or couple
on Nantucket Island. Housing available. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a 13 room luxury boutique Inn, open from April through October
and Christmas Stroll weekend (the first weekend of December).
“Impeccable New England by-way-of-France Style” says Conde
Nast. Must have strong Front Office experience and sincere guest
and employee communication skills. Report to the General Manager
and interact with owners on daily basis. Upbeat, good energy and
people skills. Front Office duties include reservations, guest
arrival and check-out, daily reports, concierge duties and
breakfast order taking and service for full cooked-to-order
breakfast. Communicate with housekeeping/laundry staff to
prioritize order of room makeups based on arrival times, room
changes, etc. We are a small 13 room, luxury Inn so we are
looking for “hands on”, multi-tasking Innkeepers. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and then email a cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.  

MEXICO

RVING CARETAKER IS NEEDED for a closed ocean front RV Park.
Looking for a six month to a year round caretaker for our closed
RV Park, located in Celestino Gasca, Sinaloa, Mexico. We are
remote, but its only15 minutes from town, and 50 minutes from
Mazatlan. There are great surf breaks in the area, a great
mountain bike area, and great bird watching. Light duties are
required in exchange for a RV site with water and sewer. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HOUSESITTER needed for our large home and acreage in Westchester
County. Need an honest and trustworthy person to stay here. This
would be ideal for a college student who lives nearby, or a
retired person. This can turn into a long-term position, as we
plan on foreign travel for months at a time for many years in the
future and will always need help with our property. Our next trip
will be from March 15 through June 1. A one bedroom/one bathroom
cottage on our property will be provided to the housesitter. Must
check on the main house daily, bring in the mail, and make sure
that the gardener and pool person show up each week. If
interested, please email some information about yourself and your
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED. Can be a single or couple, but no pets or
other people, please. I live in Asheville and have a very small
950 square foot house and a small dog. Fred is a friendly dog and
he loves my fenced backyard. I will be away for most of April and
May 2020. If you’re a dog-loving person, you’ll love it here.
I will need to check your references. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

SEEKING A POWER COUPLE to manage homes on a large South Texas
ranch in Beeville. We are looking for a wonderful and reliable,
motivated manager/caretaker couple to fill two positions and live
onsite to manage many aspects of a privately owned ranch. The
property is comprised of two main guest homes, a “party barn”
(Recreation House), a lake house, a cabin, several out buildings,
and a caretaker’s home. This position requires one to be
physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather and on
uneven terrain. Candidates must be able to safely operate a small
tractor, truck and other equipment including power and hand
tools. The second caretaker position’s duties include guest
meal planning, food purchase, food preparation, serving meals to
owners and guests, as well as the cleaning and upkeep of the
homes, cabin and other buildings. Candidates must be flexible
with work schedules as these are not typical 8 - 5 jobs when the
owner is on the property. While the owner and guests are off
site, work hours will be a typical seven or eight hour day Monday
– Friday. While the owner and guests are at the ranch, staff
are needed to work adjusted schedules to accommodate and can
include later hours and weekends. The owners are typically onsite
about seven or eight times per year. The team will be expected to
keep the property at “guest ready” level at all times
throughout the year regardless of the owner’s schedule. Housing
offered along with a salary of $40,000. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Seeking: Property Manager Gardener Administrator position. Hello,
I am looking to relocate back home to Long Island, NY preferably
in Brooklyn or Queens. I am a single mature reliable discreet
woman, drug free with numerous skills in many industries
including Maritime, Permaculture, nutrition, pet care and more. I
have excellent references, clean Federal, motor vehicle,
tenant-landlord, credit, etc. history. Reliable vehicle.
Well-traveled, I have lived on site on three estates, Italy, Mill
Neck, NY and currently Mystic, CT. I will gladly email resume and
reference contacts. Thank you for your consideration. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Business manager, electrician, feng shui practitioner (and much
more!) seeks position preferably in a beautiful area of the
mountainous west. I transformed a hostel from shuttered to
vibrant and profitable, owned a five employee generator sales and
service company, was a FM chief engineer and programmer, credit
union VP, EMT, taught Men’s Alternatives to Violence, know HTML
and lived off grid. I enjoy humor and a diverse life, love
animals and fair people, am reliable, healthy, neat, intuitive,
don’t drink, smoke or use drugs. How can I help you? The
position must include a significant salary. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 20, 2020

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA BEACHFRONT HOME: We are seeking a responsible,
non-smoking, individual or couple to care for/rent our Costa Rica
beachfront home: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room/ding
room combination. Living quarters are on the upper level with a
huge deck facing the ocean, and the lower level has a laundry
room and storage. The home is in the south Pacific/Gulfo Dulce
side of Costa Rica in the small town of Zancudo. Responsibilities
include keeping the house clean and occupied, $400/month rent
plus utilities (including DSL internet) and caring for two
loveable mutts. Minimum lease of eight months to one year. The
house is available in early April 2020. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed this Spring. Our Nevada home and ranch
land are located near Reno, with breathtaking views of the
mountains around the ranch. We have six horses on the ranch, so
we’ll need a housesitter who can care for our horses. We have a
four bedroom/three bath home that we’ll need the housesitter
for while we are away. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
us know if you can start housesitting from the end of March until
the end of June. Thanks. 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING PROPERTY CARETAKER OR HOUSESITTER POSITION
in the Hill Country of Texas. Husband is a retired lawyer, wife
is retired from a real estate firm in Houston. Organized,
responsible, trustworthy and hard working. Also, capable of
handling business/administrative/financial side of a small
business. Would welcome opportunity to work with small farm/ranch
business. We are active and healthy non-smokers, willing to care
for your property. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

ARKANSAS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my large home in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Bentonville, AR. Will also need to care for my two dogs. Need the
housesitter to start around March 15 with an indefinite
time-period (at least six months while I’ll be out of the
country). Can be a single person or couple (no children or other
pets please). Must be dependable, trustworthy, responsible, and a
nonsmoker/drinker/drug user, and in good health. Care for my
home, dogs, and indoor plants. We have a weekly landscaper who
takes care of our lawn and outdoor plants. Early retirees,
retirees, or a part-time student would be OK. Can work in the
home. Small wage possible. Be a homebody and spend most of your
time on my property. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

SUMMER BY THE SEA! Need help from July - November 2020
(semi-flexible start/end). We seek an experienced (5+ year’s
relevant work) couple to manage all aspects of our Inn: from
bookings to check-ins, daily cleaning to landscaping upkeep,
social media to shopping, and everything in between. This is not
a 9-5 position: you will need to meet guests’ needs throughout
the day and week. (No meal-prep involved.) Our small Inn has
three guest suites, separate from generous owners’ quarters, in
an 1850’s Victorian located in a quaint harbor town in Port
Jefferson, NY with access to private beaches and fun local
happenings. You can read more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Pay is a
negotiated flat weekly rate plus housing in our furnished
owner’s quarters, as well as all tips. Vehicle is provided for
business use. Please email us a copy of your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to hearing from you!   

NEW ZEALAND

THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY to live in the heart of the wine
region with a fun loving Kiwi family located in Blenheim. We are
looking for a dynamic person to help around our lifestyle
property and businesses. Mainly helping with cleaning, picking
berry fruit, picking flowers, gardening and other odd farm jobs
in exchange for food, accommodation, plus 10 - 20 hours paid work
and unlimited Wi-Fi! We are looking for someone to commit for two
to three months due to the training involved in picking the
flowers. If you have a ready smile, are enthusiastic and enjoy
varied work we are looking for you! Some retail experience and
good spoken English is also preferred. We also have a hostel with
backpackers from around the world who work in the area. The
accommodations will be in the hostel so there will be an
opportunity to meet and socialize with other people too. We live
close to walks by the river, small village nearby and plenty of
room to kick a ball around in quiet country surroundings. If you
are interested and in the area then please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss. I look forward to hearing from
you.  

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello, I’m Mark, a healthy living (non-smoker, no drugs at
all), conscientious, responsible mature single male. I’m
seeking an opportunity as a live-in caretaker on a beautiful
property close to nature. I’m strong, fit and hard working.
Great with pets! College Degree/Marine Corps Veteran. Able and
willing to relocate. I currently reside in Aptos, CA. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

JOURNALIST REQUEST FOR KIPLINGER'S RETIREMENT REPORT: Looking for
single people or a couple 50 and up who housesat for three weeks
or more in the US or abroad to learn about living somewhere else.
Must do a phone interview in the next week or so for a story in
Kiplinger's Retirement Report. The story will contain advice on
how to do this, mistakes to avoid, and I am looking for colorful
anecdotes. If you fit these criteria, please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  with a brief description of your
experiences and your email address or phone number. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN ASSISTANT MANAGER to oversee our 44-room
Inn located in Tahoe City. Duties Include and not limited to
working the front desk on a daily basis with one to two days off
a week, and overseeing the housekeeping staff. Basic day-to-day
operations. Working closely with remote management via email and
telephone. Guest satisfaction, creating reservations, processing
payments, guest inquiries, etc.  Position available ASAP with a
generous salary and accommodations. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

FULL-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER STABLE MAINTENANCE needed in
Kirkland, WA. The potential caretaker would be responsible for
the day-to-day care of the animals and maintenance of the
barns/paddocks/pastures. Overlake Farm provides full care stall
and pasture boarding. We are seeking an individual committed to
animals and their care. A great deal of previous experience
caretaking is desired but not required, but the applicant must be
passionate and interested in animal care, and be willing and
eager to learn about horses, their care, and how to manage a
healthy herd, barn, and pastures. Tasks might include (but are
not be limited to): cleaning stalls/paddocks, cleaning water
troughs, feeding horses, turning horses in and out, and repairing
fences, basic grounds maintenance, basic medical care of horses,
and pasture/paddock maintenance. We are seeking to employ an
individual part-time or full-time. The schedule can be
negotiable, depending upon applicant's need. Full-time wages will
be $2,800/month, plus $1,350 worth of free housing, plus benefits
(top of the line medical, dental, vision health insurance, paid
days off, retirement plan, etc.). If you’re interested in
applying, please email a listing of your previous experience with
animals (with dates), a cover letter, resume, and three email
addresses for work-related references (supervisors, bosses, etc.)
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

RURAL PROPERTY/BUSINESS OWNERS: Husband/wife team, experienced in
rural property management, including a 7-cabin resort in
Michigan, an 1829 historic mansion/events center in Pennsylvania
and a private, off-grid trout club in Vermont, seek year-round,
long-term position, preferably in New England or Canada. We are
independent, self-motivated and trustworthy non-smokers with
handyman skills and experience dealing with the public. Excellent
references provided. We have nine years’ experience and our
profile has been featured twice in The Caretaker Gazette. Please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Monday, January 13, 2020

AUSTRALIA

ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Batchelor, Northern Territory. We are looking for a couple who
have their own accommodation i.e. a caravan/motor home, and who
would be interested in volunteering as “On-Site Caretakers”
at the Batchelor Museum this year, 2020. The season is from April
1to the end of September/October, depending on the weather. This
is not a paid position. Your van site, power and water are free
for you in the grounds of the Museum. There is also a bathroom,
fridge and small washing machine available. Batchelor is at the
gateway to the beautiful “Litchfield National Park” and is a
very historic little town of approximately 400 people, 50/50
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. Batchelor is only 100kms from
Darwin. There is a wonderful community spirit in the town and
always lots of fun activities going on. Lawn bowls, a swimming
pool, general store, beautiful Batchelor Oval with a cricket
pitch, many parks, monthly markets, monthly Quiz Nights, Op-shop,
Anglican and Seventh Day Adventist Churches, Butterfly Farm and
Rum Jungle Tavern with karaoke weekly are some of the activities
you could become involved in during your stay at the Museum. The
more you give, the more you receive in Batchelor. You won’t
want to leave! We are interested in a neat and friendly couple
who are active and enjoy meeting and talking with people, most of
whom are travelers such as you. There is a small shop/cafe in the
entry building, selling Museum souvenirs, gift lines from local
artists, ice creams, drinks etc. There would be remuneration
given in appreciation for the running of the cafe. The main
requirements are keeping the three buildings of the museum clean,
opening and closing, and greeting visitors each day. Also,
maintaining the museum grounds and driveways. Details of these
activities will be forwarded upon application, with a run-sheet
of a typical day. This is an easy and rewarding position for two
people to share the day’s activities. The Museum is open seven
days a week during the season and on request thereafter. Open
hours are from 10am to 4pm. You would be required to be here five
days per week, then two days off. This is flexible to suit
different requirements. We are all volunteers, and as such, try
to be flexible. We have a small yet dedicated group of Committee
members and friends of the Museum who look after it on a regular
basis to allow our valued caretakers to enjoy their time off. A
keen interest in Australian history, in particular WWII would be
great but not necessary. This is an opportunity to learn more
about the Top End and the front line of our Australian WWII
history; also the Rum Jungle Uranium Mine and the township of
Batchelor in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The Museum is
fascinating and, whilst it has only been open since 2012, has
been given great reviews and is on the “to do” list for the
Northern Territory. It is constantly evolving, with new exhibits
and information being added on a regular basis. If you are
interested in keeping the history alive and would like more
information, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

AN ESTATE IN GREELEY, CO is looking to hire a full-time caretaker
to maintain a property on the west side of town. Duties will
include but are not limited to the following: equipment
maintenance, feeding/watering horses and cattle, heavy equipment
experience, general ground maintenance, snow removal, fence work,
and any experience in sprinkler systems is a plus. For more
information, or to apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

COUPLE NEEDED mid-May to mid-October, to assist in management and
maintenance of a six-cabin lakeside resort. Located in Michigan's
Upper Peninsula adjacent to the Sylvania Wilderness, cherished
for its pristine lakes and old growth forest. Responsibilities
include guest relations, housekeeping, maintenance, repairs, and
yardwork. Rustic, private cabin with utilities and Wi-Fi
included. Additional compensation paid for cabin cleaning and
other jobs. Ideal candidates are friendly, independent,
self-motivated, and meticulous, have plumbing, electrical and
painting skills, have a love for nature and enjoy living in a
wilderness setting. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn
more and then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

NEW YORK

HI, ALL YOU WONDERFUL APPLICANTS. My name is Trisha. I posted an
ad here for a caretaker on Wednesday, January 8. Today I am
retracting it. It is not because I found the perfect Someone. It
is because I found too many perfect Someone’s. My little life
cannot compare to the photos sent in to my ad. So wonderful are
your surroundings. Reading about your living quarters makes me
want to move where you live (smile). Anyway, I can’t decide. I
would like to pick all of you. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s
feelings, so I’ve decided to maybe revisit this when I learn
more about the process, or develop a backbone whenever that is.
Anyway, Thank You All for sharing yourselves, Trisha. (Because of
the overwhelming response to Trisha’s email broadcast with us
last week, she asked that we do not include her contact info
here).

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

58-year-old male, in good health seeking a full-time salaried
position ... my experience includes much side work in the past 20
years ... landscaping, roofing, interior upgrades and repairs and
caring for a local doctor’s property for 17 years. I have 35
years in manufacturing experience though I find the caretaking
type of work much more fulfilling. I can be contacted by phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

AUSTRALIA

HELP NEEDED in the Green Head area of Western Australia. This is
a work exchange situation for a couple with their own RV. Looking
for a friendly, enthusiastic, active couple to work 10 hours per
week in exchange for powered RV site fees. You will be dealing
with the front office, phones, bookings, emails and some general
cleaning. Minimum two months required. Please give us a call at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Immediate start.

NEW YORK

HI, IN WAY OF INTRODUCTION, MY NAME IS TRISHA. This is my
first-time advertising for property help. My last caretaker was
with me for 10 years until he just passed away (I will miss him
forever). My goal is to find someone who would also fit into my
lifestyle, and become a part of my family as he was. He often
told me, that I was the type of person that always had him feel
he was working with me, rather than working for me, and it’s
with these words of his, that I will try to find another man who
will feel the same. I am a simple, single, woman whose goal is to
try and live a simple life. My caretaker always told me that I
had a quirky sense of humor - I'll go along with that (smile) I
am a property owner of only one acre of land in the beautiful
Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. My Chalet is across from
the Mountains Ski Slope, and my backyard butts up against the
Forest Preserve - so it’s a lovely spot that is conveniently
located, yet secluded. I live on a dead-end, private road with
two neighbors, who live in the city, and are never usually
around. My only means of income now is renting out my Chalet to
skiers in the winter, and hikers in the fall, so turnover help is
what it’s all about, and where your Caretaking/Handyman
expertise will come in to play! My rental/income is the
4-bedroom, main-house Chalet. Easy to maintain, yet booked
practically every other or every weekend of the year (not
weekdays). The arrangement I had with my caretaker of 10 years
would be what I am looking for - you would live in a newly
renovated three bedroom apartment with all the most modern of
amenities below the Chalet. TV, Internet, Wi-Fi, new kitchen,
etc. One bedroom would be yours - the other bedroom is a guest
bedroom that only houses a guest once every two years (smile) I
guess you can say I’m not all that popular (smile). The 3rd
bedroom is an office rarely used. I live to the side of the
Chalet in a one-bedroom apartment with my three little dogs who
are my only children. You would get to live rent free. I am a
very neat person and can guarantee your living accommodation is
beyond reproach! I would take care of your laundry and cook your
meals. You would have use of three outside decks, a BBQ grill and
fire pit area for outside enjoyment. I have tree speakers so
listening to music while working around the property, or relaxing
is always special! My Hot Tub Jacuzzi is also a fun perk for you,
and available when Airbnb guests aren’t booked. Photos of all
described would be sent to you prior to your journey, and after
our meeting of the minds. A small weekly salary can be a
consideration, although your having a separate means of income is
ideal. Yard work, minimal snow plowing/blowing, repairs, minimal
carpentry and general caretaking of the Chalet, etc. are the
duties. Sending me your background, interest and skills is the
next step. Hope you'd become part of my little family. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Maddie and I was born and raised in Mt. Hood, Oregon.
I recently moved to Colorado for a change of scenery, and to
pursue an agricultural career. I am a hard-working animal lover
with a lot to offer and an upbeat attitude! I am a lifelong
animal lover with 8+ years of horsemanship skills, one year of
vet science, five years in 4-H, and three years in FFA. I have
done everything from vaccinating livestock to serving tables in a
busy restaurant to working on diesel engines. My passion is
horses and ranching. I have ridden all different types of horses,
from English show horses to ranch and barrel horses. I don’t
have much experience on cattle ranches but I have pregnancy check
cattle in high school and given vaccinations and what I don’t
know I catch on quick. I can drive any vehicle (manuals) and haul
trailers, I do not have a CDL but am willing to obtain one. I
don’t have welding experience but I’m starting to learn.
I’m just a hand working horsewoman looking for the perfect farm
or ranch. Resume and references available upon request. For more
info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

COLORADO

HAVE YOU DREAMED OF LIVING IN THE HEART OF THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS
for the summer season? We are seeking a couple for our summer
season at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our mountain resort has been in
operation since 1940 and owned by the same family since 1975. We
need help in our kitchen with cooking, baking and bartending. We
are looking for a couple from early May through the month of
September. We provide room/board. Please see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
please get in touch in with questions, or to apply. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SUMMER 2020 DUDE RANCH JOBS AVAILABLE – wranglers,
housekeeping/serving, ranch hand, and kitchen help needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Ranch is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in
Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm
western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the
last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share
that with others. We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect
People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve
that mission, we need an excellent team that values
professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their
work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can
grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to
work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch
(as well as our horses, of course)! We are currently looking to
add more amazing team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season.
Current open positions include: Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Prep
Cook and Baker, Hospitality Crew, Wranglers, Ranch Hands, Massage
Therapist, Bartender, and Nanny. We offer a healthy working
environment, free employee housing and meals five days a week
(plus leftovers), competitive wages, a season end completion
bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities our guests
enjoy! It will be a summer you will never forget, not to mention
you'll be surrounded by beautiful country and good people. We are
currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to
work in the USA, 21 years of age or older, drug free, not grumpy,
and can lift 50 pounds. If you would like to apply please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Leland, Michigan is seeking an Innkeeper
couple for a seven month contract term April to Mid-November.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to read the full job
description and application instructions. Owners are friendly and
supportive, live nearby, and will be highly involved in ensuring
Innkeepers get off to a great start with plenty of training.
Wonderful 18 unit waterfront hotel on five acres in lovely
community. There is an opportunity exists to live in the main
home in the off season as well.

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED. An executive couple with a
secondary residence in Southampton, NY seeks to hire a highly
experienced and capable domestic couple to take charge of their
residence and provide personal service to the principals and
guests when they are in residence. Past experience working in a
fine home is required. The ideal candidates will be hard-working,
have excellent cooking and cleaning skills, and will love dogs
(cute and loveable). Primary responsibilities for the couple will
include daily hands-on cleaning of the residence, managing
vendors and contractors to maintain the residence, coordinating
events, providing guest service, and preparing daily meals for
the principals while they are in residence using fresh
ingredients. The ability to cook for small dinner parties and
prepare a range of cuisines is needed. This is a full-time,
year-round position, with a more flexible schedule available in
winter when the family is not in residence. Accommodations in the
residence are provided; the living accommodations include a
private apartment within the home. Joint compensation up to
$200,000 offered, depending on experience, plus a full benefits
package. The home is currently being renovated, but the project
will soon be finished – flexible start date available. Please
apply for position XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local
candidates only. Qualified applicants will be contacted.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING PROPERTY CARETAKER OR HOUSESITTER POSITION
in the Hill Country of Texas. Husband is a retired lawyer, wife
is retired from a real estate firm in Houston. Organized,
responsible, trustworthy and hard working. Also, capable of
handling business/administrative/financial side of a small
business. Would welcome opportunity to work with small farm/ranch
business. We are active and healthy non-smokers, willing to care
for your property. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, January 6, 2020

MICHIGAN

CABIN RESORT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Watersmeet, MI. We are a
seven cabin lakeside resort located next to a wilderness and
recreation area cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth
forest. This is a great place to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, bike,
photograph the outdoors, experience nature and serenity or to
simply relax. Gas motors boats are not allowed at our resort or
in the adjacent wilderness area. Your main responsibilities would
be guest relations, cabin housekeeping including laundry between
guests, routine maintenance and repairs, and upkeep of the
grounds. Lodging is provided in a private, rustic, lakeside cabin
in exchange for specified duties. This is a seasonal job running
from mid-May to mid-October 2020. Compensation to be negotiated.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW JERSEY

RESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED. Looking for an individual to
live on site and operate a 16 room Inn on the Jersey Shore that
includes a 70-seat event space. The ideal candidate will be
responsible for guest services, room inventory management,
housekeeping, quality control, general maintenance, marketing and
event planning. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, a
hands-on player willing to wear as many hats as needed, be
computer literate, customer-oriented and organized. Hospitality
experience is required. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER COUPLE OR A SINGLE CARETAKER WANTED for short-term
cabin rentals near Asheville, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, on
three acres with a small stream. Looking for a healthy caretakers
to live on site - with or without your own tiny house on wheels
or a RV - to do housekeeping, landscaping and some maintenance as
needed. You won’t be responsible for bookings or management but
will be needed on site to meet and greet, etc. Compensation will
be full hook-ups for your RV and salary. Also have a separate
12’ X 36’ cabin available for a handyperson to finish and
live in. If interested please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

I HAVE 2.25 ACRES NEAR AMARILLO, TX. I would like to have other
folks share my space and create a small community. I have a large
mobile home and there is plenty of space for tiny houses, yurts,
or dome homes. Most of the property is fenced so dogs can run
free. There is lots of stuff for art projects. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED on Decatur Island (near Anacortes,
Washington). Looking for full-time caretakers with skills to
maintain the property, cabins, office, and run a boat for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Work with members, board, islanders, and
vendors (organization and communication skills are critical).
Physical fitness needed to maintain and steward the land and
buildings. The couple must team well, be self-motivated,
personable, responsible, active in outdoors and boating. Salary,
paid time off, modern cabin, and more provided. Move in required
no later than April 1, 2020. For more information please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If interested, please send your cover
letter, resume, and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Healthy, energetic, enthusiastic mid-40s woman with an eye for
detail seeks position as a live-in caretaker, Innkeeper, or
assistant manager in a beautiful setting. Experience includes
cooking, gardening, housekeeping, corporate sales and marketing,
bookkeeping, administrative assistance, childcare, and small farm
animal care. Passions include healthy living, organic produce and
pasture-raised meats, outdoor hiking and exploring, antiques,
interior decorating. Housing must be able to accommodate my two
sweet cats and one good-natured husband. Husband is a writer,
avid fisherman and hunter. He’s great for security, trail
maintenance, deer management, maybe even some lawn maintenance,
but not much else. It’s okay, though. I still adore him, and
he’s good company. Loves to tell stories and entertain. Perfect
if you ever have guests or visitors. Seeking private housing on
site. Salary would be a blessing, if available. Reach out if you
or someone you know would like to chat! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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