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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

FLORIDA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED in Redlands, Florida. I have a seven
acre tropical fruit farm and I have planted a few hundred fruit
trees. Amenities include installed RV spots, Starlink, Wi-Fi, and
on-site laundry. I need a full-time caretaker, who is a handyman,
resourceful, and able to operate a skid steer. We have onsite
vermicomposting, mushroom growing, and trying Johnson-Su
composting, windrow composting, and Jora composter as well. We
have an outside kitchen, a small woodshop, and a welding machine
as well. We had some setbacks due to the transplanted tree
die-off. I need help in light construction such as a greenhouse,
replacing dead trees, coordinating helpers, property maintenance,
starting a chicken coop, making Biochar, and cover cropping. I
can provide RV space [50 amp], veggie grow beds, fruits that grow
in the orchard, reverse osmosis water, an outside heated shower,
and a toilet. The property is located in Redlands, FL, two miles
from a Publix supermarket, 25 miles from Miami International
Airport, and three to five miles from all shopping. We can
negotiate the monthly salary based on your skill sets and hours
worked. People interested in nursery work such as grafting is a
plus. Profit sharing might be considered for exceptional
candidates on new projects. I have a transplanted tree list and a
couple hundred more in the nursery. If you are interested in
this, please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

HOUSESITTER(S) WANTED starting around January 15 for about two
months (we are flexible on the dates) for our rural home outside
of Terre Haute in Woodgate, IN. The housesitter can be a single,
couple or family. We have a modern three bedroom/two bath home on
wooded acreage near a large farm. It’s very quiet and private
here. In addition to housesitting, we have two dogs to take care
of. They are affectionate, healthy and love to walk. This is a
beautiful, peaceful place with woods, and a pond in the woods.
There is also a creek in the woods to hike, paved roads through
the farm. There are three other houses on the farm, but not
within view. There is great hunting and fishing nearby. No pets
or smoking. Children are OK. Must be non-smokers/drinkers and no
parties will be allowed here. You must have your own vehicle. A
background check will be conducted. Please email a letter of
interest and at least three checkable references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before January 1. Thank you.    

NEVADA 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED at a small private horse farm
in Gardnerville, Nevada. We are a small private horse farm
looking for a hard working individual who can manage the
day-to-day agricultural duties including but not limited to
these: feeding horses, cleaning stalls and waterers, keeping the
barn clean and tidy, turnout and rotation of horses depending on
the weather, stack hay and shavings, unload grain, other animals
care and feeding, grounds maintenance and improvements, including
mowing/edging lawns, fertilizing, aerating, leaf collection,
pruning, planting and maintenance of landscaping, organic garden,
shrubs and trees, fence installation and repair, maintenance of
residential irrigation (sprinkler/drip) systems and landscaping,
watering and/or dragging arenas when needed, irrigation of
pastures (flood) during irrigation season, including preparation
and maintenance of ditches, gates and culverts, cleaning,
burning, repairing and improving ditches and gates during the off
season, pasture maintenance, seeding, dragging, fertilizing, weed
control including spraying of herbicides and pre-emergent, rodent
and insect control, ground squirrels, mice, skunks, wasps,
hornets, etc. Must have experience handling horses, landscape
upkeep and maintenance, must be hard working, a self-starter,
organized and detail focused with the ability to multitask,
prioritize and start/complete tasks and duties. Be effective and
efficient time management and communication skills, a
non-smoker/no drugs or substance abuse, and able to pass a
background check. This is a full time year round position. Salary
depends on experience. Housing is offered, but no medical or
retirement benefits are offered at this time. Bi-annual
performance reviews will be conducted, annual performance bonuses
are considered but not guaranteed. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

YEAR-ROUND FULL-TIME INNKEEPING COUPLE needed for a boutique Bed
and Breakfast with 20 rooms/units in North Conway, NH.
Responsibilities will include breakfast service, kitchen duties,
cooking, front desk, concierge duties, social media, laundry, and
housekeeping. Ideal couple candidates will be self-motivated,
organized, and detail oriented. As Innkeepers, 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 a two bedroom apartment and
utilities. This position will be available beginning in late
February/early March 2024.  Please submit a cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

NEW MEXICO 

FARM AND PROPERTY CARETAKERS NEEDED for a 20 acre retreat center
(which is also a farm for endangered Navajo Churro sheep) in
Gallup, New Mexico. It’s a respectful, safe, sober,
responsible, environment. The right person for the caretaker
position receives free rent in a nice, clean room with a queen
size bed. Additionally, they receive a $300 (or more depending on
experience) monthly stipend for basic caretaking duties (light
house work and sheep feeding when I'm out of town). The retreat
center is also equipped with Starlink internet service. Basic
caretaking duties should amount to at least 10 hours per week but
not exceed 15 hours/week. There are also opportunities to work
hourly for $15 or more/hour (depending on experience and job
performance) for additional duties if you'd like to do more than
the basic duties. We start with a one month trial period and if
we both still like the dynamic we can continue. You do not need
to have a lot of experience if you are hardworking, willing to
learn, and good at completing the agreed upon tasks. Experience
in hospitality and farm work is a plus, however. To apply, please
follow these steps:
Step 1: Fill out a brief application: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Step 2: Receive a call back for a phone interview.
Step 3: Advance to an in person interview.
It's a plus if you have your own truck, handyman/handywoman
skills, construction skills, hospitality experience, cleaning
experience, responsibility and attention to detail, sobriety, a
respectful and kind personality, initiative, drive,
responsibility, and self-awareness. Thank you!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, December 18, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN NEEDED in Leigh Creek, a former coal-mining
town in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Ragless
Rural is looking for a fit, healthy, energetic couple or family
for a paid position to caretake my family pastoral property in
the Flinders Rangers. The property called Puttapa is 75,000 acres
and is currently running 3,000 Dorper sheep. Looking for someone
with previous livestock experience as duties include water runs
of all troughs and pipeline maintenance twice a week in a Toyota
Landcruiser Ute 100kms round trip. Checking and repairing fences
when required especially after any floods. Mechanical skills are
an advantage to maintain vehicles but not essential. The main
house is currently unavailable due to home improvements being
conducted, Shearers Quarters are available with power
toilets/shower amenities or set up is available for your own van.
Starlink Wi-Fi is available. This position starts in early March
2024. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING EXPERIENCED AN HOUSEKEEPER for a full-time, live-in
position on a working cattle ranch with horses in Livermore,
California, west of Patterson. Couples OK, hired position for one
person only. Responsibilities include weekly house cleaning of
the main home, cabana, yurt, RV, and pool plus weekly shopping
for home staples and ranch supplies. Private mobile home provided
with ranch vehicle available for ranch business use. The annual
salary is $40,000. Final responsibilities and details to be
agreed upon with interested candidates. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED near Eagle Pass, Texas. Seeking honest
and reliable ranch caretakers, preferably a happily married
couple, for upkeep of our ranch located north of Eagle Pass.
Duties to include watering routes, feeding wildlife/cattle,
filling corn/protein feeders, maintaining fences, tractor work
(small and large equipment) and maintenance, detailed by ranch
guidelines and instructions. Experience with heavy machinery
needed. A background check will be required. Personal reliable
transportation required for off ranch trips and supply runs (paid
mileage). Includes a mobile home. Reports of weekly activities to
be issued by email, therefore, some basic computer skills are
necessary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

COLORADO

RANCH CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED. This is a work/housing exchange
in Telluride, Colorado. The ranch owner of 30 years is seeking a
live/work exchange with a dynamic and experienced couple with no
school-aged children to oversee ranch duties year-round. In
exchange for live/work rent, the Ranch Caretaker(s) shall perform
daily/seasonal duties and responsibilities agreed upon, such as
maintenance/repair of structures and machinery; snowplowing;
general ranch work; gardening; housekeeping. Ranch vehicle
provided. The caretaker(s) are estimated to work 15 - 20 hours
per week. The ideal caretaking couple will regularly take
initiative above routine tasks, be constantly driven to improve
the land and facilities, with and without direct instruction. The
stand-alone caretaker’s cabin includes amenities such as a full
kitchen, laundry room, high speed internet, etc. Possibility to
have your own horses on-site, grow your own food with access to
cold frames and root cellar. You will have flexibility to work
and be part time with salary available for hours worked beyond
the value of work/rent exchange. Seeking: mechanically inclined,
self-starter(s), handyman capabilities, flexible schedule,
dynamic couple/team to oversee indoor and outdoor
responsibilities and be comfortable with animals including
horses. We are at an elevation of 9,000ft with gorgeous views of
the San Juan mountains. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER NEEDED at a small ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Couples welcome. We have a small ranch in northern New Mexico. I
am a 100% Disabled Vet, and my wife is a retired schoolteacher. I
have owned horses for 56 years (I am a Cutting Horse guy). If you
came here 12-plus years ago you’d see 15-16 horses and 25-30
cows. I only have two horses these days and we have a very small
herd of miniature Zebu cattle along with two mini donkeys, four
dogs (two livestock guardian dogs, one Red Healer, and one
Siberian Husky), and a bunch of barn cats. My wife is a city gal
turned country after meeting me 14 years ago. She has
transitioned fairly well I’d have to say. We only live eight
miles north of town, and 70 minutes from the Big City. We are
searching for a person or couple who is looking for a long-term
opportunity to help us maintain our property so we can continue
to stay here. We like it here and do not want to leave but
keeping the place in good working order, neat and tidy, and
completing projects is getting tougher these days. We are not
helpless by any means, but we do need help. Responsibilities
would include the day-to-day duties of any small ranch with
animals. Pasture and grass management including weed spraying or
mowing as needed. Yard maintenance (we have lots of pine needles
and pine cones) to include watering, mowing, and weed eating,
building maintenance, equipment maintenance, fence maintenance,
arena, free-walker, and cattle pen maintenance. Inside the house
– helping Anne to keep the place clean, including vacuuming,
dusting, bathrooms, and kitchen, and helping her in the garden
and small orchard during spring, summer, and fall. New projects
would include building new loafing sheds and building new fences.
Skills that would be very helpful include carpentry, welding,
equipment operating and maintenance – tractors and attachments,
trucks, backhoes, etc., care of horses and cattle, general
building maintenance, basic mechanic skills, and wood cutting –
we heat our home with a wood-burning stove. If you have a
particular skill you are not up to speed on I can teach you or we
can send you to school to learn it but most of these skills are
needed now. We can offer a small, but fair monthly salary and
temporary living quarters while we build something permanent.
That will be one of your major projects. Along with beef for the
freezer and fresh veggies from the garden each year, the
caretaker will have room for a couple of personal horses and a
well-behaved dog. We are also motivated to put together a very
good retirement package for the right person or couple who stays
with us long-term rewarding them for their loyalty! The key here
is to stay long-term. We are not looking for short-term or
temporary help. We do not tolerate drugs, smoking, or excessive
drinking. We will do background checks as well. If this sounds
like something up your alley then by all means please apply by
emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is filling a position for live on-site
caretaker(s) in Lesage, WV now. The ideal candidate will have
equine experience, live on site in a two bedroom, one bath older
mobile home for 25 hours per week feeding horses, providing basic
equine care, maintaining grounds and your living area. This would
have to be a person's primary workplace, as on call work is
sometimes required. This is not a "fancy" barn or property. It's
not a boarding barn: it's a large horse rescue that accepts
horses from across multiple states. The work can be sad due to
the nature of what the rescue does. Duties are primarily feeding
horses, turning horses in and out, blanketing, doing water,
helping on vet and farrier days and keeping the barn tidy.
Cleaning stalls or stacking hay isn't part of this position (a
separate person handles these things). Well behaved pets are
allowed. In addition to us providing housing, fenced yard, trash
and water, there is a weekly stipend. The caretaker covers their
own electricity. There is a shared caretaker vehicle offered for
trips connected to the position. This is physically and
emotionally demanding and requires work in all seasons - winters
can be freezing, summers very hot. Couples are welcome to apply.
If interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.
Solid work references are required, and you must have some horse
experience.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Animal Lover. Adult female, responsible, non-drinker, employed
and works remotely, very tidy, seeking caretaker-for-housing
arrangement starting February 1, 2024 (with some wiggle room) in
Maryland or West Virginia preferably but may consider other
locations. Will appreciate appropriate space for her and her
animals while she makes sure your place is clean and well
managed. Will consider short to longer term. Caring, long-time
owner of nine wonderful cats and one sweet senior dog who are
used to living indoors inside of a home. Has support of local
agencies to prepare additional nine indoor foster cats for
adoption. All animals spayed, neutered, current on
shots/vaccines, litter trained, and cute as heck. Excellent
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, December 7, 2023

MONTANA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a family-owned Montana
ranch. We are looking for a couple to be the full-time caretakers
of our family-owned ranch in Wise River, Montana. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is 160 acres and is surrounded by a National
Forest. The Wise River borders one side of the property and the
Sheep Creek goes right through it. The regular ranch operation
duties include ranch security and oversight, maintaining all
buildings and equipment, opening cabins in the spring, and
winterizing them in the fall, 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, helping with ranch
projects, maintaining the grounds and lawn around the cabins, and
represent the Flying Cloud Ranch brand. We want to hire a
hard-working and honest couple who are looking for the quality of
life this position offers. Housing provided, along with a $48,000
salary. Please contact us at both email addresses:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested in applying.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER NEEDED: A full-time position is available at a
beautiful camp in northeast Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains).
Applicants must be experienced in overall maintenance of a
children's camp. Should have knowledge of carpentry, lawn
equipment maintenance, plumbing, electrical, grounds and pool
care. Additional support staff provided during the summer.
Excellent housing and utilities provided. Salary is dependent
upon experience. This is an exceptional opportunity! Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

MAINTENANCE RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. This is a beautiful
property with a two-bedroom home for a couple to manage 24
bungalows in Renton. Salary at $21 - $26 per hour credited for
lovely living in a stable community. Please send your resume with
phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Animal Lover. Adult female, responsible, non-drinker, employed
and works remotely, very tidy, seeking caretaker-for-housing
arrangement starting February 1, 2024 (with some wiggle room) in
Maryland or West Virginia preferably but may consider other
locations. Will appreciate appropriate space for her and her
animals while she makes sure your place is clean and well
managed. Will consider short to longer term. Caring, long-time
owner of nine wonderful cats and one sweet senior dog who are
used to living indoors inside of a home. Has support of local
agencies to prepare additional nine indoor foster cats for
adoption. All animals spayed, neutered, current on
shots/vaccines, litter trained, and cute as heck. Excellent
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, December 4, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom Napa home
from the beginning of January through the end of April, 2024
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

IDAHO 

NOW HIRING for Summer 2024 jobs at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Housekeeper, wrangler, and more needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
gorgeous and remote dude ranch in Northern Idaho offering peace,
outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality to our wonderful
guests who come from all over to stay in this valley for the
week. It is one of the last rare spots, kept secluded and safe,
and the perfect place for people to not only create great
memories, but also to reconnect and reset from their busy lives.
One of the nicest perks that sets us apart from most other places
is our team members get two days off a week. We do work 45 - 50
hours each week, so we relish taking those two days off to rest,
recuperate, and make the most out of living in such a cool area.
Other perks include access to the ranch activities like horseback
riding, kayaking, and mountain biking in your free time; free CPR
and first aid training; two paid weeks of training in May; free
delicious food and desserts; and free on-site housing in a remote
mountain valley; and of course, competitive wages. Our team’s
family members get discounts on all-inclusive vacations. If you
ask our team, they would also sing the praises of the live band
at saloon night and wonderful campfires each week. The incredible
amount of quality memories and the friends you make along the way
are the best perks of all! To apply, please visit our website
link here and complete our application: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CALLING ALL MOUNTAIN SOULS! Spend your days off exploring
Yellowstone National Park and The Beartooth Mountains! April 2024
Opening: Seeking qualified, live-in Innkeepers for a six room and
two cabin Hotel located just four miles from the Northeast
Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. You will be running the
day-to-day operations of this hotel. The position is hands-on.
Responsibilities include all housekeeping, including cleaning and
laundry, maintenance, guest check-in and check-outs, answering
the phone, attending to the email and online booking website.
Innkeepers will live free of charge on-site in our non-smoking,
two bedroom home with a private deck and all utilities paid. This
position is for a couple only with positive attitudes and a clean
background check. No children, smoking or pets allowed. Must have
a valid driver’s license. This position is year-round. The
couple’s base salary will be $2,500/month, or depending on
experience, the salary will be more. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Married couple with a school-age child seeks a Big Island
caretaking job. Anywhere north of Kona town and north of Hilo.
She is a M-F teacher in Waimea, he (retired USPS) is available
full-time for any land jobs. Animals, maintenance, cleaning,
mowing, gardening, etc. We can also do bookkeeping, websites, and
business-related tasks. Great references available, both
federally background checked. We can start January - February
2024 at the latest. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ranch Management Position Wanted. I have 25 plus years of
experience with registered and commercial cows, stocker cattle,
sheep, and goats. Strong skills in animal health/nutrition,
grazing management, forage production, irrigation, and general
ranch work. Strong interest in soil fertility and soil health. I
can work alone or lead a crew. Proficient in Spanish. I am very
conscientious about my work and personal behavior. Please contact
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Monday, November 27, 2023

ALABAMA

I NEED A HOUSESITTER and animal caretaker for the months of March
and April for my home and animals outside of Selma. I have ten
acres. I will need to show and teach the housesitter how to feed
and care for my animals. The housesitter must be an animal lover
to care for my horses, dogs, and cats. The horses do not need
exercising or brushing. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

EQUINE LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Yuma. Does the simple quiet
life interest you? I have five irrigated acres with lots of trees
and provide family boarding for 7-10 horses. The caretaker will
need to feed, turn-out, maintain grounds, do light maintenance,
and mowing in the warmer months. Must be able to repair water
lines, fencing, etc. Knowledge of horses is a must! Offering a
fully furnished, air conditioned two bedroom apartment with all
utilities included, in exchange for approximately 25 hours per
week. Need help immediately, long-term preferred. If you have
retirement income or work from home, this is a perfect job for
you. No drinking, drugs, or drama. References required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA/OREGON

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED. A stocker operation needs a versatile,
dependable, self-starter for all ranch needs. Winters in Glenn
County, California for ranch maintenance and some cattle care.
Summers will be in Klamath County, Oregon for ranch maintenance,
cattle care, and irrigation. Housing and utilities provided.
Salary will depend on experience. Single or couple only. To
apply, please text only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED YEAR ROUND. Couple preferred;
individual considered. Seeking caretakers to live onsite on 10
acres located 32 miles south of Jackson, Wyoming on an inholding
in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Responsibilities include
but are not limited to loading and unloading of hay, feeding,
grooming, and riding five horses, putting up and if necessary
repairing fence, taking down fence, tending to the greenhouse,
caring for chickens, when necessary caring for two cats and two
dogs, using heavy equipment (tractor, Sno-Cat), irrigating,
mowing, towing trailers, cutting, splitting, and stacking
firewood. Carpentry and mechanical skills preferred. Must be
detail oriented, able to critically think and problem solve,
follow directions, identify small problems, and proactively
prevent them from becoming big problems. Must be honest,
trustworthy, hardworking, and dependable. No smoking, no drugs,
no excessive drinking. The property does not accommodate horses
in the winter. Living quarters provided: 800 sq. ft. on two
levels, full kitchen, one bedroom with a queen bed, a set of bunk
beds, and two full bathrooms. Salary is negotiable. Tracked
vehicle access only in the winter. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Aloha! I am a very young 53-year-old looking for new
opportunities. I love working hard with others towards a common
goal and celebrating small successes. I have worked as an
Innkeeper on the Big Island of Hawaii and have gotten rave
reviews from the guests. It has been commented that the property
is cleaner and more inviting than it's been in a while since I've
been here. I love what I do and enjoy staying busy at it. My
strong suits include organizing spaces, cleaning with attention
to detail, guest relations and because I have a strong corporate
background in training- handling multiple things at once with a
smile on my face. I am an artist as well and have been a
performer and professional speaker. I am thorough yet playful;
helpful but also, with my managerial background I know how to
stand back and let others shine. So, if you are on the Big Island
and happen to need an amazing Innkeeper with a long list of
reputable references for your place, please reach out. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Darwin, Northern Territory. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a live-in caretaker
starting in early December with their own caravan/RV or similar.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is situated at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Marrara. In lieu of free rent, power, and water – the
caretaker’s duties will include watering and mowing of the
grounds, upkeep, and cleaning of the clubhouse, and setting up
for practice and shoot days. Applicants will require a current
Northern Territory police check. For further information, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CONNECTICUT 

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford for the
first three months of 2024, starting on January 2, 2024. 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

MARYLAND

I WILL TRADE HOUSING for the upkeep of my property near Ocean
City, MD. I have a mobile home on three acres on a country road.
It is very secluded with a chicken farm on one side, state forest
on another, and a soon to be 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. 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 house. You can have a dozen or so chickens and
a few hogs or goats. If you’re interested, please email me at
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.

NEW ZEALAND

WANT TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE SOUTH ISLAND WILDERNESS? New
Zealand's only two Wilderness Lodges are seeking motivated people
to join our team. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a premium nature lodge
set on a 4,000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve
alongside Arthur's Pass National Park. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
offers the same high quality hospitality in a very different
natural setting surrounded by the West Coast rainforest, lakes,
rivers, and seacoast. Both lodges host guests from across New
Zealand and around the world seeking high quality hospitality and
a connection with the plants, animals, and landscapes of wild New
Zealand. As a family owned and operated business we have been at
the forefront of nature tourism for over 25 years. We are seeking
'Lodge Assistants' with duties revolving around the restaurant
and housekeeping. As a small, tight-knit team we work hard to
ensure a fun and positive working environment. These roles would
best suit couples or two people willing to share a room due to
limited staff accommodation on site. Lodge Assistants will
undertake restaurant duties over breakfast and dinner times and
undertake housekeeping during the middle of the day. Occasional
other duties may be available dependent upon the candidate’s
skills and experience (grounds, kitchen, bar, reception). Staff
accommodation on the property and meals are provided (subsidized
board charge applies) along with competitive pay. Combined with
consistent hours (generally 40 - 50 per week), this is an
excellent role for saving money. Lodge and staff facilities are
maintained to a high standard and there are lots of opportunities
for outdoor adventure on days off. We also encourage staff to
join the guided nature activities we offer guests. The ideal
candidates will have experience in similar hospitality work
environments and living situations, a mature positive outlook on
life and the ability to work well as part of a small team, a
willingness to work hard and be flexible, and add value to the
unique natural setting of the Wilderness Lodge. Roles will
commence from late November through December. Please apply by
sending your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH 

SPEND THE WINTER 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
26, 2023 through March 1, 2024. We have a 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. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, November 20, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS WANTED in the Whitsunday Islands, between the
northeast coast of Queensland. We are looking for caretakers to
look after our 65 acres in Cannonvale while we are away over the
Christmas break from December through to January, possibly
longer. Located only six kilometers from the Main Street of
Airlie Beach. Duties include mowing, whipper snipping around the
house, watering fruit trees if the rain hasn’t arrived and
keeping an eye on a few head of cattle we have in town. There are
bathroom and laundry facilities available. Please call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HOUSE AND CAT-SITTER NEEDED for my Brooklyn condo from December
20 through January 31, 2024. My 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

TEXAS

A PROPERTY CARETAKER/COOKING COUPLE IS NEEDED on a ranch located
35 miles north of Amarillo. Must have experience with small
engine mechanics and general ranch maintenance would be helpful.
Also, cooking and housekeeping are required for the hunting lodge
on the property. This is a full-time position. A salary of
$50,000, plus housing and benefits provided. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a housesitting job in Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Great references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 13, 2023

MONTANA 

LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER/PROPERTY CARETAKER in the
Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Our property is a 300 acre ranch,
located just outside of Hamilton, Montana. Duties include
irrigation, fence repair, haying, livestock care, building
maintenance, equipment maintenance and landscaping. Welding is a
plus but not necessary. Looking for an individual who is willing
to do a wide variety of tasks around the ranch. Must be able to
lift at least 75 lbs. regularly. Horse experience not required. A
two bedroom house with a den in a pastoral setting is available.
A competitive salary is available based on experience. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SKILLED HANDYMAN for the months of
January/February or the middle of December to the middle of
February. The handyman should be skilled in carpentry - use of
shop equipment - electrical and plumbing. My husband is skilled
in all of the above aspects and would be overseeing the work. He
recently had shoulder surgery so cannot do the finish work on his
own. A private bedroom - bathroom and kitchenette would be
available for a work trade. An agreement could be made for the
number of hours. We live in a beautiful rural, peaceful setting
on the Salmon River in Oregon, located ten minutes north of
Lincoln City, Oregon. You would need your own transportation
also. The bedroom etc. is on the first floor of our home. During
the summer it is an Airbnb rental. Please contact Dawn through my
email address of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested or have any
questions. 
     
TEXAS

FULL-TIME LAND CARETAKER/DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Batesville,
Texas. Responsibilities will include caring for the land, hire,
and supervise outside labor and vendors, minor fence repair, an
understanding of how to operate farm equipment (tractor, lawn
mower), create budgets, plans and maintain records, organize and
maintain tools and equipment, perform basic security and
surveillance, driving the client to where he needs to go, be on
call for emergencies large and small, and housekeeping and light
cooking for one individual. Ideal skills and experience will
include competence in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and
operating, maintaining, and repairing farm equipment,
understanding of maintenance of animal pens, computer literacy,
and excellent communication skills and fluency in English. Must
pass a full background check and have a clean driving record.
Housing is offered along with a salary of $80,000 - $100,000. To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a live-in caretaker or housekeeper situation in
Pensacola, Florida. I’m a male in my 30's. I am honest,
outgoing, friendly and a good conversation maker. I am needing a
room where I can stay in exchange for chores, landscaping, or
errands. I am a knowledgeable landscaper and can make your back
and front yard look nice. Please text me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
if you are in need of someone to live in, in exchange for
completing tasks or caretaking your property. 

Friday, November 10, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

SAN FRANCISCO DOG SITTER wanted for two weeks late December/early
January in a two bedroom apartment in the central NOPA/Panhandle
neighborhood. A mellow, sweet-natured labradoodle needs company,
walks and feeding. Non-smoker. References required. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

A CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS HISTORIC SEVEN ROOM BED AND BREAKFAST
seeks an Innkeeper or couple to manage the full operations of
this charming and successful property located in the center of
the oldest town on Cape Cod. Duties include guest relations
(phone/email, reservations, check-ins/outs);
purchasing/maintaining supplies; preparing/serving breakfast;
housekeeping; minor repairs/maintenance. A two bedroom private
quarters with bath, and living room are included with all
utilities paid, paid vacation and sick days. Ideal candidates
will be motivated, self-starters, who enjoy interacting with the
public. Experience is not necessary; training and mentoring will
be provided for the right candidate(s). The start date is
negotiable as is salary or a revenue sharing contract. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a short introduction and
statement of interest.

NEW ZEALAND

HOLIDAY PARK ASSISTANT NEEDED in Akaroa, a rural settlement in
the crater of an extinct volcano on Banks Peninsula in New
Zealand. We are excited to announce that starting in late
November 2023. We are looking for a fantastic individual to join
our team in various roles such as grounds, cleaning shared
facilities and rooms, plus night checks. This position offers a
variety of tasks for you to enjoy! You will need to be able to
greet guests with a friendly smile, maintain our beautiful
grounds and facilities, be prepared for all housekeeping and
cleaning roles both indoors and outdoors, and also help carry out
night checks. The shifts available are between four to eight
hours (20 - 30 hours per week), and you will need to be available
on a flexible roster as required, including public holidays and
weekends. This is a fixed-term contract with a minimum three
month term, and we would love to have the ideal candidates with
us for six months or more. Sponsorship is available for the right
candidate. We believe that honesty, reliability, timekeeping, and
friendliness are all essential qualities for this position.
Previous grounds or housekeeping experience would be preferred,
but it is not necessary as we will provide training. We can't
wait to have you join our team! Benefits include a free cabin
accommodation onsite, including power and Wi-Fi, $25/hour
starting rate, plus 8% holiday pay, a friendly working
environment, and use of the park facilities when off duty (heated
swimming pool, games room, etc.). Please call us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applicants must be legally allowed to work
in New Zealand.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a live-in caretaker or housekeeper situation in
Pensacola, Florida. I’m a male in my 30's. I am honest,
outgoing, friendly and a good conversation maker. I am needing a
room where I can stay in exchange for chores, landscaping, or
errands. I am a knowledgeable landscaper and can make your back
and front yard look nice. Please text me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
if you are in need of someone to live in, in exchange for
completing tasks or caretaking your property. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

ARIZONA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE near Payson, AZ (Christopher Creek,
AZ). We need an on-site, live-in, independent contractor to be
our cabin caretaker. Duties will include:
— overseeing the property as a whole, being the owners’
“eyes on site” and telling us what’s happening on site
— housekeeping
— spa maintenance (cleaning/refilling as necessary)
— light property maintenance
— troubleshooting guest and property issues
— communicating with guests
The caretaker compensation will be a free cabin to live in with
all utilities included. Additional compensation is also
available. To apply, please text your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKING COUPLE needed with preferably some reception or office
experience and excellent computer skills (PMS – RMS or similar
would be excellent however we can train). We are a small family
owned and operated tourism accommodation business, set in its own
little village, located adjacent to the beach in Swansea, on the
central East Coast of Tasmania. We are currently seeking a couple
to caretake and assist in the daily operation. The business
consists of five Lodge ensuite rooms, one bedroom cabin and six
self-contained cottages. You will be caretaking over three days
per week. This may increase over the tourism season as we get
busier. This position is ideally suited (but not essential as we
can train) to a couple with previous hotel, motel, park
management experience as reception is fully computerized with
PMS, RMS, Channel Managers, and computerized access to all
OTA’s. A good background in computers, sales as well as strong
customer relation skills and the ability to work with other staff
and the proprietors of course! Daily retainer provided (plus
additional income for cleaning). This position is well suited to
active and well organized people with good interpersonal and
communication. Your own 5th wheeler, motorhome or self-contained
caravan is required, we can site, power, water and offer Wi-Fi.
Outside of the peak Christmas period there is ample time to
explore not only the local extended east coast but also all parts
of Tasmania. This is a great sea change, work and Holiday
opportunity. ABN required or a willingness to obtain one. If this
is of interest we look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and 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

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking a ranch position. My name is Logan Gear. I am 30 years
old with a wife and three kids. I am looking for a ranch or
feedyard job. I’ve managed cow/calf operations, ran yearlings,
worked in the feedyard, etc. I can operate most machinery, build
fences, and I’m a decent mechanic. I am looking for a long-term
position. I have references and a resume available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

ARIZONA

HUNTING LODGE MANAGER needed in Douglas, AZ. A southeastern
Arizona ranch is seeking a married couple team to fill a Hunting
Lodge Manager and Ranch Maintenance position located on the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a reputable quail and deer hunting
destination that offers guests an all-inclusive stay at one of
the most historic bird hunting lodges of its kind. The primary
duties of this role include maintaining the lodge grounds, lodge
cleaning and upkeep, meal preparation, and assisting with the
arrival/departure of lodge guests. All bookings, marketing and
guiding are handled by a third party. The job requirements
include: the ability to provide excellent customer service, good
communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills,
equipment operating experience, and culinary experience. Must
assist with the arrival/departure of lodge quests, do lawn/garden
upkeep, noxious weed management, maintenance of all ranch roads,
fences and structures, schedule and monitor any work performed by
outside vendors, collect, review and approve all ranch-related
invoices and income, maintain a working knowledge of all
maintenance programs and capital improvement projects to ensure
the proper and efficient operation of systems, preventative
maintenance programs, and replace and maintain a current
inventory of supplies and parts needed for maintenance duties.
The salary will depend on experience, and room & board will be
provided. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A FAMILY COMPOUND OFFSITE CARETAKER in South
Lake Tahoe! The caretaker will be responsible for property
maintenance, overseeing the garden and landscaping and basic
plumbing/electrical tasks. Requirements: experience in
maintenance, boat experience, plumbing/electrical knowledge,
organizational skills, self-motivated, problem-solving,
trustworthy, local to South Lake Tahoe, with on-call
availability. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a
beautiful family compound. Apply now by emailing your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and 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

WASHINGTON

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND LIFESTYLE suitable for a low-impact
couple to manage and maintain a 5-acre historic farm on
Bainbridge Island. A rent free cottage apartment with a beautiful
west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic Mountains will be
provided. Includes a $1,500/month salary plus utilities, and
high-speed internet. The large, sunny garden and greenhouse are
fully available for growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables
that can be consumed fresh or preserved. A farm stand, on
location, is ready to be stocked with your bounty of goods and/or
crafts for additional personal income. Mature orchard and
vineyard trees will be ready for harvest late summer and can be
processed to your desires. Around the clock love from farm
animals including our herd of a dozen sheep, two wonderful
donkeys, and a farm pup. Strong work ethic, attention to detail,
mechanical intuition, green thumb, farm caretaking experience,
and long-term commitment required. Must be able to easily lift 50
pounds. Duties include:
-Lawn care: mowing and weed-whacking (March through October)
-Garden, orchard, and vineyard care - pruning, harvesting, and
maintaining
-Animal care: feeding and supplement management (inventory and
daily feeding), watering, stall and barn cleaning, grooming,
scheduling/management of routine vet and farrier visits. 
-Equipment operations and maintenance: tractor, riding lawn
mower, various hand and gas-powered tools.
-Preventative maintenance and mending of fences, gates, stalls,
weeding and garden care, tree pruning, tidying, etc.
A comprehensive job description is available. Please send email
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker couple available for properties in Nevada, California,
or Oregon. We have many years of farming, ranching and
construction experience. We have been self-employed and can
operate most equipment. Ron is very hands-on, with a good eye for
details. We are very clean, neat, and tidy. We are Christians, do
not do drugs or alcohol, and have clean driving records. We do
not lie, cheat, or steal. Resumes available. If interested,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you, Ron.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER AND DOG-SITTER NEEDED in Portola Valley, California. We
are an active couple seeking to gain freedom knowing our three
large dogs and three-acre property are being cared for when we
are away. A separate one-bedroom cottage will be exchanged for
housesitting and being a helping hand. Duties will be varied and
will include general property maintenance, assisting with the
day-to-day chores of running a household, looking after the three
beloved family dogs and generally being around when the family
are away. The clean up-to-date cottage offers beautiful views,
free utilities, internet, and laundry. This is a long-term
opportunity for an active, dependable, trustworthy animal and
nature lover. A single person is preferred with some verifiable
independent income and a good car being required. No drugs,
smoking, children, pets, or offsite work. Please email why you
would be interested in housesitting and taking care of our pets
and provide at least three checkable references and your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER NEEDED in Sundance, Wyoming. We are
looking for a ranch manager to run operations at our ranch. Tasks
will include but are not limited to overseeing and coordinating
day-to-day operations, planning, monitoring, preparing reports
based on ranch activity, and managing housing located on the
ranch. Experience with cattle, farming, and hunting would be
preferred, but not required. Operating and maintaining vehicles,
agricultural and construction machinery, and equipment in
accordance with verbal instructions and those provided in
operator’s manuals, will be required. Housing is offered along
with a salary of $50,000. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Young Self-Motivated Man looking for a long-term ranch position.
My name is Greyson Cromer. I am 22 years old and I grew up riding
horses and worked my way into ranching over the past seven years.
I have experience on most daily ranch duties. I pride myself on
being a hard worker. I have worked cattle, branding pens, sorted,
put up hay, doctored, feed yards, and started a bunch of colts. I
have a good understanding of grass management and irrigation. I
can drive equipment, and semis (although I do not currently have
a commercial license). I have basic mechanic and welding skills.
I am handy at fixing things and improvising, and I love to learn.
Ranching, horses, and animal care is something I am very
passionate about. I’m looking for something long term with room
to grow and provides housing. I have two well behaved dogs, and
four horses. Will consider anywhere in the US other than states
that border Canada. Please reach out with any questions by
calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and 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

NEW MEXICO 

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO. HANDYMAN/LANDSCAPER JOB TRADE-OUT
available in exchange for a RV hookup site (water, electric, and
sewer). A tent camper is OK. Set up a tent or park your RV. This
location has a panoramic view of the Organ Mountain Range. A
single person camping out of a car is better, leave your tent set
up but have wheels to go explore. The area is a mountain bikers
paradise, next to the Desert Peaks National Monument bike trail
system. Property is outside of town by three miles, on a one acre
lot. I am 71, retired, and need help with a dry rock retaining
wall, landscaping, digging holes for shrubs and trees and some
simple carpentry. We would agree on written chores to be done,
trading out per day rental value of $15 (bottom end of local RV
site rates) to be applied/traded out at $15 per hour on the chore
list, (you set when you want to work.) but like shop rates at the
garage: a one hour listed chore could only take you 15 minutes,
but it counts as the hour. We will go over the chore list and
agree upon "Shop Hours" at the start of the trade-out period. I
estimate I have 30+ hours of work (shop rate). That would trade
out to a month rental at $15 per day. Prefer a solo person only,
with this trade-out deal. Your friendly dog is OK, unfriendly is
a deal breaker – as I have two terriers. I also have a neighbor
that needs chores done for cash. Will reply with photos. Please
email your info/resume/pictures including your phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

A BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS RETREAT in North Carolina seeks full-time
assistant innkeepers. This hospitality-minded couple will assist
the two innkeepers who now manage the 18-room inn with a bar,
restaurant and gift shop. We’re located around the corner from
the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 40 minutes from
Asheville, NC, and popular with repeat visitors. You will live
on-site (housing included) and be responsible for helping with
the inn’s daily management and upkeep. The season starts in
March, but employment dates are flexible. This is a great
opportunity for couples. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A female in her 50s is looking for a private room in the
Richmond/Seacliff area of California. This can be a shared
apartment or house for a 55-year-old female who is a Ukrainian
refugee, new to the US, and just learning to speak English. She
is my mom, who moved here last year because of the war. I’m
happy to be a co-signer for financial responsibility on the
lease, but she also has enough savings to support herself. She is
polite, social, likes hiking, camping, meditation, and other
adventures. Her English is good enough for basic shared living
logistics, but advanced discussions are challenging. We’re
looking for a shared living arrangement, ideally with people
closer to her age, to help her with social integration. She is
also open to babysitting and/or caretaker arrangements. Please
call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

COLORADO

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at an 80 acre farm in southwest
Colorado. WE are in a gorgeous location in Ignacio, CO. This is
an integrity restoration position, whipping the farm back into
shape. It’s not high paying (salary of $15/hour), but it’s
stable. Great living quarters provided, with a shooting range
nearby, and it’s close to town. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM NEEDED at a South Texas Hunting Ranch. Our
exclusive hunting resort is in need of a motivated husband/wife
team for all aspects of lodge maintenance and management. Duties
will include, but not limited to, buildings and grounds
maintenance, cooking and housekeeping, general ranch work and an
understanding of the hunting business. Applicants must be
trustworthy, dependable, provide references, pass a background
check and be drug free. We are a Christian, family run operation
with quality customer service at the forefront of our business.
The compensation package includes a vehicle for ranch use and
housing plus the ability to earn tips and bonuses, along with a
salary of $40,000. Please forward your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED IN GRAPEVIEW, WASHINGTON for reduced rent. The
monthly reduced rent is $300 for two hours of daily work on a 26
acre wildlife sanctuary. A nice two bedroom/two bathroom cottage
will be provided, including water, garbage, a landline, and
security system. Located in a private, quiet location. Photos
available on request. No pets, and no smokers. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking an Innkeeper/Manager position for the fall/winter season.
Prefer the areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, or Mexico and
would entertain offers from the coast. I bring many skills and
much hospitality experience to the table at 58-years-old, as well
as an easy going, calm nature and an understanding of how to keep
any business at a high vibration. I have strong cooking skills
and have operated my own cafe. I would prefer that someone else
was in charge of cleaning, though I am adaptable to what is
needed. Please email particulars to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 12, 2023

ARIZONA

BISBEE, ARIZONA COUNTRY LIVING! Caretaker desired for a small
acreage property. Live rent and utility free in exchange for
taking care of the property while I am out of town. Familiarity
with donkeys, horses, dogs and cats and work required for their
care is important! This is a perfect opportunity for a retired
couple or single wanting to live at a 4,700 ft. elevation in
Bisbee, Arizona. Please provide your references and resume by
emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

HELP NEEDED at a blueberry/olive farm and animal sanctuary in
Northern California. We have 20 acres where we have a small
blueberry and olive farm in Dunnigan, CA. We also have an
extensive collection of animals needing care. The ideal candidate
will have experience with horses, sheep, goats, driving a
tractor, and drip irrigation. You must be tolerant of a hot
climate since our “summers” start in May, last until October,
and are always above 100 degrees. Because of the environment, the
schedule is flexible, allowing you to pick what time of day works
for you to get chores done. There will be two days off each week,
and a paid vacation. Good communication skills and common sense
are a must. Housing is offered, and a salary of a minimum of
$1,600/month, and then goes up from there, depending on
experience. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a small ranch in Elbert, Colorado.
Housing provided. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pristine, private
property located in the Bijou Basin surrounded by wildlife and
cattle. Here is a unique opportunity if you want to live the
country life, work from home and can give us 80 work hours/month.
Perfect for an online job, retiree, artist, or someone who has a
trade they can do from our property. Seeking an individual (or
possibly a couple) to work with the owners maintaining an 80 acre
property and buildings, as well as caring for two dogs, two
horses and a few Highland cows as needed. We provide the living
quarters of an All Seasons, 42’ RV, with four slides, king bed,
in a quiet setting, with a gorgeous view. We have garage space
for one vehicle. Internet, trash, and utilities included. Shop
space may be available if your work from home needs it. Duties
include (but not limited to) pasture mowing, weed control,
landscaping, general maintenance, animal care, fencing repair,
cleaning, fire mitigation, painting, snow plowing, and the
overall care of our beautiful ranch. A big plus are the following
skillsets:
-	Operating and maintaining tractors, implements, skid steer,
chain saws, zero turn mower, power tools, etc.
-	“Fix it when it breaks” kind of person
-	Love of dogs, horses, and cows
The owners travel often so if we are going to give you the keys
to our ranch you need to be trustworthy, honest, pay attention to
details, and have pride in your work. This is a rural property
located 30 minutes from groceries and basic stores on nine miles
of dirt roads. A background check and references are required.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM NEEDED at a Texas hunting ranch in Doss,
TX. Participate with the owner and co-workers to run an intensely
managed whitetail deer hunting and deer breeding operation.
Duties will include but are not limited to monitoring all breeder
deer health and safety, addressing health issues, working deer
through the handling facility, darting, fawning season, filling
feeders, ranch property maintenance and vehicle maintenance,
monitoring ranch deer, help guide hunters, cleaning animals
during hunting season, take care of 70+ head of cattle and wean
calves, and assist with work on various other properties and
construction projects. Requirements: must be dependable,
hardworking, honest, have a valid driver’s license and a clean
driving record. Must have references and pass a background check.
Must be in good physical health to accomplish these job
responsibilities. Ranch truck provided. No pets allowed. The
salary will be $36,000 – $40,000, with housing included. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am looking for a caretaker position in exchange for private
housing in Salem, MA, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, New
York, New Jersey, Maine, Mackinac Island, any New England state
or near any beach in California. I am very dependable, detail
oriented, and I have previous caretaker experience. I will
provide house cleaning, laundry, care of pets and any errands.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 5, 2023

AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED in the Goondiwindi region of Queensland. We are
looking for people to help out on our property, between Moonie
and Goondiwindi on the beautiful Weir River. We have permanent
housing for an energetic couple to stay long-term as well as a
fully renovated shearing quarters with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi,
TV, and a fully equipped kitchen for part--time help. We also
have a lovely camping ground with a cement pad and amenities down
on our ski lagoon just off the Weir River. Happy for people to do
some hunting and shooting as well if they are interested, as we
run 4,400 acres that have the Weir River run straight through. If
you are in Queensland, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

RUSTIC MOUNTAIN CABINS & LODGE in the beautiful Colorado
Mountains is hiring immediately for an Innkeeper or couple. The
Innkeeper is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations
which include but are not limited to: Guest relations (inquiries,
reservations, check-ins/outs, etc.), room turns, housekeeping and
cleaning, laundry, reservation management, keeping track of
supplies, managing seasonal staff, minor repairs, and helping to
care for the property. A large part of the job is housekeeping
and laundry; this is a physical role. Candidates must be flexible
and willing to step in to perform additional duties as needed.
This position is for five to six days a week, averaging five to
nine hours a day including weekends. Compensation will be based
on experience, skill set, and management abilities. Salary plus
lodging/utilities, bonus, and paid time off provided. Ideal
candidates will be motivated, self-starters, who enjoy
interacting with the public. Experience is not necessary. We will
train the right candidate(s). Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

ARLINGTON, WA. We are looking for someone who might be interested
in living on our farm and help take care of a few horses and/or
some farm maintenance. Pay depending on agreed upon workload. We
are also open to let someone use parts of the property to raise
their own crops. The land is beautiful and fertile, part open
fields, part woods. We are surrounded by a creek, tree farm and
agrivillage. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you!

WYOMING

NESTLED IN JACKSON HOLE, WY, our top-rated eco-conscious Inn
seeks an experienced Chef for our 10-room B&B and private events.
Benefits include a $60,000 base salary, proximity to notable
attractions like Teton Village ski area and Yellowstone National
Park, and onsite summer housing to facilitate winter
arrangements. Enjoy a one-month vacation during off-peak seasons.
As Chef, you'll report to the General Manager and be responsible
for breakfasts, happy hours, and bi-weekly bistro dinners. You
should strongly commit to quality, local sourcing and uphold
health standards (a ServSafe Certification is required).
Management of vendors, inventory, and cost controls is essential.
A small, quiet dog is acceptable with temporary housing, but no
cats. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I'm currently living in Maui and in need of work. I am willing,
trustworthy, and responsible. Looking to be paid to watch your
property, clean and do property upkeep for you. Prefer to stay in
Maui or Honolulu but am open to other places. Would love to have
a rent break while trying to catch up with losses. I was one of
the survivors of the Maui fire and I lost everything. Appreciate
any offers. Excellent references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Mahalo!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

LOVE TO CLEAN? Love Point Reyes and want to have loads of free
time to enjoy nature? Come live here ( you can see photos and
info at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ) and work about 20 hours each week
helping us clean cottages two to five hours/day, usually four
days a week. Simple morning/evening chores too. We’re one hour
north of San Francisco in Marin County, California, and a half
mile to the entrance for Point Reyes National Seashore Park.
Looking for one person to start anytime in the next month or so.
You can view your living space (it’s nice!) and read more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is an ideal situation for someone who
loves a quiet, country life, has a car, no pets and has side
income or retirement to supplement this part-time pay. Please
stay three to six months. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with your questions and thank you so much for reading this and
exploring the links above.

MICHIGAN 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER (Couple Preferred) needed for a family
compound on a beautiful Northern Michigan lake. The property
consists of 10 living quarters and five special use buildings.
Candidates should have experience with basic carpentry skills,
electrical, plumbing, HVAC, boating and IT. Hands on performing
routine building, grounds, and equipment maintenance. Strong
mechanical aptitude and ability to perform manual labor, as
necessary. Hard working self-starter who will be responsible for
ensuring that all aspects of the grounds and buildings are in
suitable order for occupancy. Effective and efficient time
management and communication skills needed. Interpersonal skills
for positive dealings with outside contractors when necessary for
special projects. Supervise cleaning and gardening staff. Monitor
security systems as needed. Prefer non-smoking candidates. Please
respond via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

MOTEL/CABINS OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION needed in Laconia -
Weirs Beach, NH. We are a family owned Motel and Cabins Rental
business. The owners XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are semi-retired and
would love for someone interested in a 3, 5, 10 year New
Hampshire residence during the summer, fall, winter and/or
spring, A couple who love nature and would enjoy the beautiful
foothills area of the White Mountains here at the Weirs Beach on
Lake Winnipesaukee. There are as many ways to make this work as
there are people. How we use the motel to help us have life
quality is up to us. We are looking for a couple that together
have an interest in the hospitality business and the information
age. Young or old, a couple who wants to put in the work seven
months to enjoy the other five. Jim and Summer are
entrepreneurial and a couple with database and app development
skills may be interested in some of our "other" interests. The
responsibilities for a working couple to provide as a team would
be supervising various departments (housekeeping, laundry, and
front desk), have experience with Property Management Systems -
taking reservation and processing payments, have customer service
skills to ensure all guests’ expectations are met to the best
of our ability, have familiarity with multiple APPS to operate
remote check-in procedures, monitor occupancy and pricing daily
to maximize revenues, manage social media to market the property
and special events, prepare weekly schedules for the employees,
properly maintain the cash box and accounting of cash received,
inventory of housekeeping and laundry linens, cleaning supplies
and operating supplies, light maintenance, lightbulbs, door
knobs, drain clogs, and gardening and light yard work. This is a
year-round position, even though the property is seasonal. The
couple will report to the owners who will give directions as
needed.  Driving is required to assist with the J-1 students’
weekly shopping and banking needs. Also, to assist with buying
operational/cleaning supplies. The position will require cleaning
guest rooms and laundry prior to J-1 students’ arrival and
after they leave. The position requires overseeing the office,
phones, reservations, third party websites and social media. The
person will assist with opening the property in April and close
the property down at the end of October. Then continue to monitor
the phones and summer reservations throughout the winter. There
is a full time maintenance person during season, but the couples
team will assist with basic light maintenance. Lights bulbs,
circuit breakers, clogged pipes, gardening, etc. Nighttime
assistance and security will also be part of the summer season.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM (preferably with their own RV) needed at a
hunting and recreational ranch in the Texas Hill Country. We have
great opportunities for either the season or long term! We
operate six different hunting and recreational ranches in the
Texas Hill Country near Junction, Texas. We have added several
properties and have the immediate opportunities for family
friendly staff. At present, our locations consist of six lodges
and 20,000 plus acres located in Brady, Menard, Fort McKavett,
and Roosevelt, Texas. We serve our members and their families
that have purchased private hunting lodge packages. We try to
staff a minimum of three people at each location during our
adventure sessions (a Host, Cook and a Guide) from September 1st
through February 1st of each year for our seasonal opportunities
and we have year round long-term opportunities as well. Each
property has the capacity to serve up to 20 people. The Hosts
coordinate the lodge and are responsible for making the lodge
ready for the next week. The Cooks have access to a fully stocked
kitchen and supplies. Must be capable of preparing a simple
breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Normally cooking for groups of
8 - 25 people. Also required to help clean lodge and strip beds.
The Guides have access to the ranch vehicles and processing
facilities. Must be able to retrieve harvested game, along with
skinning, quartering, and trophy prep for customers. Fairly
accurate aging of Whitetails on the hoof is a must… Also
required to help clean lodge and strip beds. Handymen fix
stuff…. plumbing, electrical and some carpentry. Also includes
general hunting ranch work like filling feeders, preparing
hunting areas etc. Serving on our ranches is awesome! You will
enjoy the satisfaction of helping others in the outdoors under a
very family friendly environment. all staff must refrain from
drinking alcohol or smoking while serving. You must be able to
pass a background and drug check if requested. no foul language
is accepted. The salary will be $30,000 - $40,000. Thank you in
advance for your interest in our Host, Guides and Cooks Program.
To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

ALABAMA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 150-acre home in secluded
northeastern Alabama. This can be a long-term caretaker position,
starting 11/1/23. Must be hands on and self-motivated. Basic
electric, plumbing and carpentry skills needed. Must be able to
run and maintain a tractor and backhoe. Our job description
includes everything from security to cleaning and groundskeeping.
$30,000 package to include housing and basic utilities. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Newburyport, Massachusetts is seeking
a full-time, live-in Innkeeper. This job requires a special skill
set and ability to make people feel at home. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, one of Newburyport’s hidden treasures, is
a newly constructed federal style mansion. Our 6-room Inn hosts
getaways, and small events. We are looking for the perfect person
to serve as main caretaker and host of our extraordinary Bed and
Breakfast. An on-site Innkeeper’s apartment including all
utilities and off street parking is included as part of the
compensation package. This is a hands-on position, guest-facing,
supporting all aspects of the stay for our guests. The Innkeeper
needs to be ready to support the Front Desk, Housekeeping,
Breakfast, and Events based on the business needs. If you are
currently residing in the New England area and interested in
welcoming people into this beautiful tranquil setting, please
send us an email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply!

NEW JERSEY

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the month of December to look after three
dogs, two cats, three goldfish, and our garden. My home is in the
Basking Ridge area. 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 gets icy or 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

NEW MEXICO/TEXAS

IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE for a mature married couple with no
kids at home to take care of houses and grounds for absentee
owners on a ranch in the Southwest desert adjoining the Guadalupe
Mountains and two National Parks. He will be a jack-of-all-trades
and handyman to maintain the interior and exterior of houses,
landscaping, and lawn care. She will perform thorough
housekeeping of houses, light laundry and help with grounds
maintenance. No animal care required. Looking for people with a
positive, “can-do” attitude who want a long-term position.
Comfortable housing, all utilities, ranch vehicle and salary are
provided. Please send your resume containing contact info, job
skills, prior employment history with names of employers, dates,
and responsibilities to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR SOME HELPERS to give us a hand with all
sorts of projects we have happening at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
in Blenheim. We are a small family business that operates a
country bar/restaurant, Recruitment agency, workers’ hostel,
and a newly established brewery. We are looking for workers to
come and give us 15 hours a week work in exchange for 5 star
restaurant quality dinners, five pints of beer or wine, free
accommodation, and use of a company car! We are in a transitional
season, so we want help in cleaning, painting, gardening and in
the bar and kitchen. We will also help you with paid work as we
have working relationships with many local wineries and also
farmers and growers. Everyone staying with us is in full-time
employment so we want a few extra people here so we can send you
to outside jobs also when the phone rings! If you are interested
or have any questions please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Provide
me with your name, age, gender, country, and current location. We
are super keen to find people ASAP before the crazy summer season
kicks off!

UTAH

A HOUSESITTER is needed in suburban Salt Lake City from the day
before Thanksgiving until February 1, 2024, 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, email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include
references of your past housesitting and/or dog-sitting
experience. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello - I'm Alexandra - the ultimate caretaker of People Pets and
their Palaces! Should you need any exchange services I am seeking
such a caretaker role, preferably in Colorado, from Denver to
Vail/Aspen to Carpinteria/Montecito in California, but am open to
other areas. Would like a 4/6 month assignment or....? Something
about me - I am European, have lived in the US for over 25 years,
have managed homes of the Rich and Famous, am semi-retired; also
am a writer and closet organizer/declutterer. Please contact me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 25, 2023

ALASKA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! We are looking for a
housesitting couple or single for our 2,000 sq. ft. mountain home
in Fairbanks North Star Borough. We have beautiful views,
wildlife, privacy and quiet. Dog lovers are a must for our three
dogs. We go south from the end of November 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 will be paid
for, 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

COLORADO 

SEEKING A MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL for a long-term ranch position on
our small family-owned ranch in northeastern Colorado. We are
seeking a motivated individual to do all aspects of farming and
ranch duties. This is not a cowboying job. The pay depends on
experience, and housing is included. We would prefer a family for
this ranch position. Any questions, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

RANCH MANAGER NEEDED at a Central Virginia horse ranch and
natural habitat community, with amenities. Help us build our
non-profit, live-in therapy community. Luray Horse Ranch needs
someone with construction skills, horse animal care, business
development and caretaker skills. This is a live-in position with
cooking and cleaning duties required and paying bills. Home share
and profit sharing of revenue developed with events, amenities,
and activities you establish and manage with assets provided. To
apply, please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

A SAN JUAN ISLANDS INN is seeking a hospitality entrepreneur to
take over all phases of managing a 15-unit nightly-rental condo
complex (no food services). We’ve had good experiences with a
couple sharing the duties, but solo operators are welcome to
apply. In addition to housing (a three bedroom/two bath townhome
will be available onsite), you will be paid a percentage of gross
revenues to cover your overhead and any outside labor.
Hospitality experience required. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter/Caretaker Available: Reliable, professional woman
with a cat seeking a long-term housesitting or caretaking
opportunity on the California coast or in Hawaii. Have experience
caretaking a private Waipio Valley residence in Hawaii
(remote/off-grid) and botanical garden business. Have pristine
gardening, landscaping, animal care, cleaning and organizing
skills. I am very dependable, detail-oriented, and easy to
communicate with. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 21, 2023

MEXICO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Tulum, Mexico is seeking a manager and
host for an intimate eight-suite boutique bed and breakfast
located on the shores of the Caribbean. Our ideal candidate is a
highly motivated industrious person who has experience in the
hospitality industry. Excellent customer service skills, as well
as a leader in their ability to manage people effectively is a
priority. Someone who has great attention to detail and who is
efficient and effective in managing tasks. Must be bilingual,
able to converse in Spanish and English fluently. Duties would
include the overall supervision of front and back of house. Human
Resources helping to recruit, train, supervise a small staff, and
staff schedule. Guest Services (not concierge) and Guest
Experience. Oversee presentability and maintenance of suites.
Checking guests in. Managing guest bills and taking payments.
Assist the kitchen with guest meals (breakfast and lunch
including serving and cleanup). For more information and to
apply, please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

COUPLE NEEDED AT A RANCH - full or part-time. Seeking a
husband-and-wife team local to the Concho Valley to manage an
800-acre, family-owned ranch located north of San Angelo. The
family is looking for a dependable couple who will maintain the
property, manage livestock, and supervise occasional hunting
activities. The couple will be responsible for general
maintenance and upkeep of the ranch home/grounds which includes
ranch house/yard maintenance, house cleaning, road grading and
repair, maintaining ranch structures, fence mending, brush
clearing, maintaining ranch equipment, and management of and care
for the cattle herd. Having experience operating farm equipment,
managing livestock, and the ability to troubleshoot and repair
equipment will be a plus. The couple will report directly to the
ranch owners. This is a working ranch, and the family
occasionally spends time on the property. The couple must be
hard-working, honest, trustworthy, and organized. Reliable
transportation to and from the property is necessary. Both must
have a valid driver’s license and a clean DMV report; must
provide a work history and references, including phone numbers;
and must pass a background check. The salary is negotiable, and
housing may be offered. Please email your cover letter and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello - I'm Alexandra - the ultimate caretaker of People Pets and
their Palaces! Should you need any exchange services I am seeking
such a caretaker role, preferably in Colorado, from Denver to
Vail/Aspen to Carpinteria/Montecito in California, but am open to
other areas. Would like a 4/6 month assignment or....? Something
about me - I am European, have lived in the US for over 25 years,
have managed homes of the Rich and Famous, am semi-retired; also
am a writer and closet organizer/declutterer. Please contact me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 18, 2023

AUSTRALIA

SEEKING AN ACTIVE CARETAKER PERSON/COUPLE who will be responsible
for the water runs, lick run, and general maintenance of a cattle
property located in close proximity to Clermont, Queensland. Our
Cattle Station is located between Clermont and Moranbah, 2.5
hours from Emerald and Mackay. Responsibilities will include
operating and maintaining the station plant, waters, lick,
gardening if suitable, and general maintenance. Depending on the
partner/wife/lady there is a toddler I need help with as I’m
about to welcome another child. There are some house jobs
included in this role too. This requires prior experience in a
similar position, the ability to work as part of a team or on
your own and willingness to learn, have neat and tidy habits, and
experience with livestock and water runs is an advantage. There
is plenty of room to park your van or comfortable accommodation
to use instead, a work vehicle and internet provided. Wages are
negotiable. If you are in the area, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

RESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGER(S) NEEDED in Thousand Oaks, CA. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Foundation is seeking a motivated individual
or couple to join our team as the Resident Property Manager. The
Foundation operates at four locations in Ventura County,
California. Gardens of the World Community Cultural Garden,
Rancho St. Francis Horse Rescue Ranch at two locations as well as
our Corporate Offices. The Resident Manager will be responsible
for the day-to-day operations at Gardens of the World and will
work closely with our team at the other locations. The Resident
Property Manager will be responsible for overseeing the
maintenance and upkeep of major systems, equipment, agricultural,
restoration, fencing, vehicles, and general construction
projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in
irrigation systems, basic construction, and some knowledge of
general landscaping/horticulture will be a plus. The Resident
Property Manager is actively engaged coordinating with management
and staff at each location and will proactively anticipate,
prioritize, and respond to needs as they arise and will identify
and prioritize immediate, midterm, and long-term needs as it
relates to infrastructure. In addition, the Resident Property
Manager will develop and execute best practices, plans, and
establish budgets and timelines.  Emphasis is placed on the
importance of fire safety and evacuation. The Resident Manager
resides at the Gardens of the World and is expected to be on-site
for security and safety reasons. The essential job functions
include:
-	Oversee operations and maintenance of the Gardens.
-	Principles, methods, and techniques used in the installation
and repair of irrigation systems including various timing
devices, controllers, valves, and heads.
-	Supervise all property-related projects.
-	Scheduling of maintenance work and preparation.
-	Conduct regular inspections of grounds and overall facilities
including structures, buildings, fences, sprinkler systems and
roads.
-	Identify and initiate repairs, replacements, and/or
improvements.
-	Coordinate with outside contractors, vendors, when necessary.
-	Financial management including purchasing supplies, materials,
inventory, and equipment.
-	Maintenance and janitorial work, if necessary.
-	Maintains all property equipment and inventory of supplies.
Salary will be based on experience, and housing is included. To
apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEBRASKA 

FARM/RANCH ASSISTANT NEEDED in central Nebraska, near Loup City.
Can be full or part-time. We have a diversified farming and
ranching operation and are looking for someone to work 50 hours a
month in exchange for housing and utilities, and a salary of $15
- $25/hour depending on experience. We have an older two story
house, fully furnished, with modern appliances, and air
conditioning. Hours are somewhat flexible and would require
general farm and ranch tasks such as maintenance of fences,
buildings, equipment, lawns, irrigation, and basic livestock
management. Our cows calve unassisted on pasture in the late
spring/summer and graze year around. Our land base is a
combination of native prairie and highly productive irrigated
crop land, all certified organic. Wildlife is abundant. There
would also be an opportunity to work additional hours during the
spring/summer/fall on an hourly pay basis. There’s also
potential for you to develop your own enterprises or partner with
us on farm related enterprises. Must be highly responsible and
willing to learn. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Jennifer (40 years old Ph.D. candidate). I am a
professional butler and house management consultant who is
relocating to the Washington DC Metro area starting in October,
and I am looking for room & board (one bedroom/bathroom and
parking space,) in exchange for grocery shopping/meal prep,
cooking, and cleaning support up to 30 hours per month for a
lovely family! 25 years of experience and numerous references!
Looking to be as close to the DC metro as possible. For more
information on my services and to contact me, please see my
website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 14, 2023

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER COUPLE OR SINGLE NEEDED for our 3,000 sq. ft.
mountain home, just outside of the Arapaho National Forest, near
Kremmling, for the winter. We have beautiful views, privacy and
quiet. Cat lovers are a must for our three cats. We go south from
mid-December through early May. Need caring folks experienced
with caring for cats, home care, plants, and heating with wood
stoves and plowing the driveway. We have a lovely three
bedroom/two bathroom home, with a large kitchen. We are located
one hour from some major ski areas, and two hours to Denver.
References and background check required. No smokers, other pets
or children, please. For more details, please email
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. Need a couple to be
here starting in late July. 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.

TEXAS

HORSE TRAINING RANCH SEEKING CARETAKER HELP. We are a small
family ranch located an hour outside of Houston in beautiful Cat
Spring. Our business is training client horses and
starting/selling personal horses (cutting, cow horse, roping, and
ranch versatility). We also have a small cattle herd and using
herd. We are also in the early stages of a commercial cut flower
business. Seeking a trustworthy, responsible individual who would
primarily feed horses, clean pens, watch (babysit) our now
8-month-old while mom rides and does other tasks around the
ranch. Riding isn’t required but could be a possibility. Duties
would also include cleaning the barn and keeping the tack room
tidy and some other basic ranch chores. As well as assisting in
the garden with various tasks. This person would also be required
to watch the ranch and take care of family dogs and the rest of
our livestock while we are gone to shows and for extended time
during the summer months. The right person will be family
oriented, energetic and have a maternal-like demeanor and get
along with others. Since you will be watching our baby, a
background check will be required. Housing can be provided
including utilities. We also have RV hookups if you have your own
rig. Must have reliable transportation. Pay will be commensurate
with experience. Or this could be an intern position and we will
teach you to ride. This could be a part- or full-time job. Most
weekends will be off, as well as random days during the week
depending on the season. If interested, please send a text to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX describing yourself and your job-related
experience.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Minnesota. Seeking a unique living arrangement within a 40 mile
radius of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Do you or someone you know head
to the warmth for winter and need a housesitter or caretaker?
Have a mother-in-law unit, carriage house or other unique space
available for rent or caretaking in exchange? Single, healthcare
professional seeking a quiet, peaceful place to land initially
while sorting out my future plans. Elderly parents in Minnesota
are needing me closer on short notice. Open to creative, unique
options. Excellent references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN HORSE BARN HELP NEEDED. This would be ideal
for a couple. A unique opportunity is available for a ranching
couple in the Los Osos, CA area. This small but premier boarding
facility includes a custom built barn with 17 stalls, hay barn,
riding arena and turn out areas. The location is next to a
California State Park and the trail system to the beach can be
accessed right from the barn! We are seeking a couple who can
manage all aspects of the boarding facility including annual feed
purchases, daily stall cleaning, general repairs and maintenance,
care of feeding of horses, and daily turn out schedule. This
opportunity is in exchange for a 1,200 sq. ft. three bedroom/two
bathroom home located above the barn. This is a work-trade for
the housing situation. It is a Monday to Friday position and
ideally suited for the couple where one is a trainer and the
other can manage the facility. Or where one of the couple works
unrelated to the ranch. If you would like to discuss further,
please contact me via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

ARE YOU AN AMAZINGLY, GROUNDED AND KIND INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE who
can be a caretaker for animals and agricultural land in rural New
Mexico? Our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has gentle horses, dogs, and
cats and is located within a high desert agricultural setting in
Southwest New Mexico. This caretaker position is for an energy
exchange in trade for living accommodations in a private casita.
The new casita built in 2018 has one bedroom and is located in a
separate area of the property behind the Mediation Center for
privacy and beautiful views. Both the casita and center are
reached via a short dirt county road. The casita is on solar and
septic and supplied with pure well water. It’s heated with a
wood stove. It has its own gardens for growing vegetables and
plants. Duties include care and feeding of horses and other
domesticated animals as well as irrigation of grass pastures
(once monthly) and other minor agricultural farm chores. The
horses have been a part of teen therapy programs and riding
lessons. Regular energy exchange duties are estimated at five
hours per week. There will be monetary compensation for
days/hours that exceed seven days a month while the property
owner is out of town. During the time of the owner's absence, the
caretaker will be responsible for the animal feeding, care, and
watering of plants. At these times the hours are estimated at 15
hours a week more or less. All caretaking duties at the Sound
Healing Center are shared with the owner, allowing the caretaker
ample time of their own. Located in Southwestern New Mexico in a
small canyon village, this is an opportunity for clean air,
beautiful mountains and only 30 minutes from New Mexico’s
largest lake. This position is for a person or couple that loves
animals and nature and who enjoys the tranquility of being
outdoors in a dark sky atmosphere away from larger cities and
noise. Must be self-aware, independent, and drug free with a
fondness for a compassionate way of living. The local town is 30
minutes away for shopping and medical needs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

NEW ZEALAND

SHORT-TERM HOUSEKEEPER/MANAGER REQUIRED for a boutique lodge in
Franz Josef from November to January 2024. We are a boutique
premium accommodation with nine units in Franz Josef. The
hospitable town of Franz Josef serves the glacier of the same
name. We have one vacancy for a Housekeeper/Lodge Manager.
Accommodation on-site with utilities can be arranged in exchange
for one hour of work. This role can be part-time (15 - 20 hours),
or job sharing between two people depending on your preference.
Duties include providing general cleanliness and care (this
includes the normal housekeeping, cleaning, making beds and other
general duties), breakfast preparation, and general reception
duties including emails and phone calls. We require a good work
ethic and work without supervision, and good communication
skills. Our preference is for candidates who can start at the end
of October. You can work until the end of February, but we will
be flexible to consider a shorter period role if desired. Job
sharing can be arranged for suitable couples/partners. Wages will
be $24 per hour plus Holiday pay of 8%. If you are interested,
please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS NEEDED at a boutique accommodation in the Cooktown
region of Queensland. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small boutique
style accommodation business located one hour south of Cooktown.
We are looking for a person or couple who can provide a
‘presence’ at our establishment. You must have your own van
or caravan. In exchange for a place to put your van we would be
requiring our lawns to be maintained. If we needed to leave the
property for a short period of time then answering the phone,
taking bookings, and feeding our animals would also be a
requisite. There is some paid work involved such as cleaning
cabins if required. The area is beautiful and we can provide you
with a boat to explore the Bloomfield River. This position is
available from November 2023 onwards. For any further information
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

AN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER IS NEEDED at an adventure retreat
center in Meredith, Colorado. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a backcountry
adventure lodge meets wellness retreat, is now hiring for a
talented Assistant Property Manager who will be responsible for
addressing an array of cabin and property maintenance duties.
Given our remote locale, situated an hour away from the nearest
store, the majority of maintenance and repair tasks are conducted
in-house. This pivotal role demands a versatile skill set,
essential for upholding the high standards of our expansive
remote retreat center. This job is for you if you are excited to
live in the backcountry, with access to the wilderness right
outside your cabin door, enjoy fixing broken items, and have an
affinity for snow-covered landscapes! This is a live work
opportunity with on-call duties. In addition to the physical
tasks required at Beyul Retreat, there is also a communal aspect
to this position, within work and lifestyle. Whether during
events, build projects, or daily maintenance, the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a small, committed team that requires
strong social skills and maintenance. We hope to find someone who
can work collaboratively, iterate on procedures constantly, and
communicate effectively in a wide variety of contexts. The net
compensation package is up to $76,600, which includes a $55,000
salary, 10 paid days off each year, onsite living quarters, a
401(k) program, and an option to buy a Ski Pass through the Aspen
Chamber Association. To apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK 

WE NEED A CHEF DE CUISINE OR SOUS CHEF for our beautiful,
historic Inn with an upscale restaurant in the Catskills. Join a
dedicated, passionate team that wants to take it up a notch, with
a base salary in the $70,000 to $80,000 range depending on
experience, a $500 signing bonus, healthcare, paid time off,
bonuses, retirement profit-sharing contributions, relocation
assistance, housing assistance, and discounts. Relocation is
expected. Requirements: At least three years of experience as a
Chef in an upscale setting, customer-centric menu development,
excellent team management, financial management skills, culinary
training or comparable mentorship, food handler’s
certification, and the ability to create happy guests who want to
come back. A Line Cook is also needed. Please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My name is Kyle Mike. I hold American values dear, am morally
sound and possess a strong work ethic. My professional background
is in ornamental horticulture and floral design. In addition to
that, I have many years of experience and skill sets involving
property management and building trades. I am currently seeking
employment for a private property and or business that is seeking
a self-motivated, able bodied and long-term associate. You can
contact me by email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. My current resume
and professional contacts are available upon request. I am
willing and able to relocate.

Friday, September 8, 2023

MAINE

FRIENDS OF XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine is seeking
2024 season caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Primary
duties include:
- Maintaining grounds and equipment
- Providing tours
- Hosting overnight guests
- Maintaining a blog
Work hard and love life on this magical island. It is a two
person job. Families are encouraged. For more information, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you.

PENNSYLVANIA 

PART-TIME HELP NEEDED at a small horse boarding stable in Beaver
County, Pennsylvania. Looking for a single or couple to help with
our small (approximately 15 horse) boarding stable. We have a
very calm, no drama, trail barn with no show horses. Must have
horse experience, some repair and maintenance skills a plus. Must
be able to tolerate hot or cold weather and be able to lift 50
lb. grain bags and 60 lb. bales of hay. Duties include but not
limited to turning horses in and out, mucking and bedding stalls,
dumping, cleaning, and filling water buckets, and outside
troughs, keeping the barn, aisleway, feed and tack rooms swept
and somewhat neat as well as stocking hay and feed room. On a
regular day, the horse chores only take about a total of a couple
hours twice a day give or take. Most days that is all that needs
done on some days, especially weekends there may be other
projects. The owner lives on the farm and also helps with the
work. The schedule can be somewhat flexible, possibly allowing
for another job. We are looking for someone(s) who is/are looking
for long-term employment. We are very fair and honest, and we are
looking for the same. Part of the pay is a nice, small, newly
remodeled, on-site, two bedroom house with all appliances, washer
and dryer, with most utilities included. Can be furnished upon
request. Salary will be determined by experience and
availability. All animals are considered on an individual basis.
There are stalls and a pasture available if you are bringing your
horses. We are a family here along with our five boarders and we
are hoping to find someone interested in that kind of atmosphere!
To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED at a North Idaho recreational property.
This is a full-time position, starting immediately. Come live in
the forested mountains in a private valley. We need a very handy
couple to look after our 850 acre private land holding. There are
two residences, a barn, and other outbuildings, along our 50 acre
private lake. We have two horses, two donkeys, one goat, and lots
of chickens. Duties include building maintenance, trails
maintenance, animal care, equipment maintenance, and housekeeping
after the owners have left. Skills required include chain saw
operation, tractor and bulldozer operation and animal care. This
would be ideal for retired military or law enforcement. Salary
will be based on experience, and a 1,600 square foot
caretaker’s house will be provided. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON - Manager (or couple) needed to oversee
a historic 10 room Inn and busy Cafe. The ideal candidate(s) will
have experience in fast-paced restaurants, both in the
front-of-house section and the back-of-house section. They will
have a love of food and service and be proficient at scheduling,
ordering, hiring, guest correspondence and property maintenance.
Bonus points for gardening experience. This is very much a
“hands on” position where you will lead by working alongside
the team on all day-to-day operations. A competitive salary, one
month time off and an off-site three bedroom home are available
based on needs and experience. Please email your resume and cover
letter, with the subject of “Inn Manager” to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Thank you!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am looking for a caretaker position in exchange for private
housing in Salem, MA, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, New
York, New Jersey, Maine, Mackinac Island, any New England state
or near any beach in California. I am very dependable, detail
oriented, and I have previous caretaker experience. I will
provide house cleaning, laundry, care of pets and any errands.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

COLORADO 

SEEKING A CARETAKER/PET-SITTER for a Country Horse property
southeast of Denver, Colorado from September 26, 2023 to June 30,
2024, initially. A furnished six bedroom, four bath accommodation
will be provided. I have two poodles, a pony, and a goat. Free
rent in exchange for pet sitting and maintenance of the property.
All utilities included. The property contains a three stall barn,
and a horse rink on 2.25 acres. Lawn tractor, mower and all tools
included for maintenance. This is a great property for horse
lovers and kids. Experience dealing with country properties and
horses preferred. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

RANCH WORK COUPLE with their own RV needed in Myakka City
starting October 1, 2023. This opportunity is for those who are
seeking a peaceful, private, rural ranch lifestyle. Our ranch has
a small herd of cattle, chickens, and a food forest as well as
raised bed gardens. Part-time work required in exchange for an RV
lot with utilities on a lovely, private small ranch east of
Sarasota. Internet, 50Amp power, sewer, and water provided.
Responsibilities include the care and maintenance of livestock,
mechanical care of small engines, gardening, irrigation,
handyman, lawn care, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, fruit tree
care, etc. for a small ranch. All equipment and tools needed are
provided. Must have experience operating a tractor, and be
self-starters, problem-solvers and learners with a servant's
heart temperament. This is a drama free environment. Prior recent
experience in farm/ranch service roles required with demonstrated
performance working for the owners. Must be able to take
direction well and also work and learn independently. Each person
is encouraged to contribute their giftings to the stewardship and
care of the ranch. Approximately 20 total hours per week required
in exchange for the RV lot. This opportunity is best suited for
those who are looking to get away from the fray, stay active and
productive, and enjoy rural living in sunny Florida year round.
This would be best for applicants with income from independent
sources such as remote working, retirement, or pension, as it is
required that you stay on the property and not have a job which
would take you away from the ranch on a daily basis. This is a
year round commitment, and you must be here in the summer.
Monthly stipend and/or pay available for qualified candidates and
dependent on work arrangement. Sorry, but no pets are allowed. A
background check is required. Must have your own vehicle. Not
suitable for children. Please submit your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

MIDDLE GEORGIA: Caretaker needed for a private, rural, second
home, and grounds. It’s mostly woodland. We are remote, and
have peace, beauty, privacy, low pressure, and unstructured
duties. We need a security presence/daily rounds (not the entire
acreage) and mail pick-up. Grounds maintenance will include
seasonal mowing, weed-eating, raking leaves, pruning, and
watering. Repair carpentry, and equipment maintenance skills are
also needed. This is not a business, and it’s not housekeeping.
We need general assistance duties. Need a caretaker with a rural
mindset and attentiveness, with good communication skills. For
applicants applying for a long-term caretaker position, we offer
two bedroom housing, private shop, utilities, internet, and a 12
acre private wooded yard. For applicants applying for a
short-term (three to six months) caretaker position, an RV would
be necessary to cover scheduling lapses. The RV would have a full
50 amp hookup, 50 Mbps Wi-Fi, a 10 acre private wooded "yard",
and vineyard area picnic amenities. No kids/no drama. Inquiries
must provide their age, health info, availability, your
requirements/expectations, and current location by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

SEEKING AN ENERGETIC, SERVICE-ORIENTED VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY
and Marketing Manager to join us on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A
former Inn, the property offers a charming experience to guests.
Restaurants and shops are a stroll away, the ferry to Martha’s
Vineyard is a short drive. This is a part-time, contracted
position. The main responsibilities: Oversee day-to-day
operations of the property, ensuring all aspects of management
and reservation bookings are executed effectively; Develop and
implement marketing strategies to attract and retain guests,
including online and offline advertising, promotions, and
partnerships; Manage the property’s physical condition,
including regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
Coordinate and supervise housekeeping, maintenance, landscaping
and other contractors to ensure high standards of cleanliness,
safety, aesthetics and customer service. Handle guest inquiries,
sales, reservations, requests, and complaints promptly and
professionally, ensuring guest satisfaction and problem
resolution. Manage budgets, expenses, and financial transactions.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi, I'm Bonnie, but go by Indigo ~ Experienced in caring for your
pets, plants, and land. Space clearing/organizing. Supporting
elders. Currently near Santa Fe, returning to the Pacific
Northwest this October. Looking for project-based work, mobile
with my camper van. Also open to longer-term exchanges with a
writing studio (Wallingford, Seattle) or housing (the Washington
countryside). Former hospice RN, with references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

CALIFORNIA

WE SEEK A GENERAL MANAGER for a beautiful rural hotel in the
Sierra National Forest, about 50 miles northeast of Fresno. The
property is lodge-like and offers 27 rooms and no services.
Benefits: A base of $65,000 includes a studio apartment at a
nearby property under the same ownership, hours fluctuate by
season with a 50-hour average, and performance-based bonus.
Requirements: At least two years of General Manager experience in
a hotel with at least 25 rooms, experience living in a rural
setting, hands-on, including the front desk and helping with
housekeeping as needed, able to work independently, business
acumen and experience with P&L, strong leadership ability and
success in leading seasonal teams, some corporate restaurant
experience is preferred for systems, and hotel or event venue
banquet experience is a plus with the heart of an entrepreneur.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

COUPLE NEEDED for a historic plantation south of Savannah, on the
coast and on the water. Requires the couple to maintain extensive
grounds, woodland roads, and have building maintenance skills for
14 100-year-old buildings. The couple will receive a $75,000
salary, plus a beautiful spacious 100-year-old three bedroom/two
bathroom house overlooking the water. The property is long
considered ecologically and environmentally one of the most
pristine on the Eastern Seaboard. This job is for a couple with
passion for nature and history, and willing to do physical work
to preserve it. Please reply by telephone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEVADA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED at a small private horse farm
in Gardnerville, NV. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a
hardworking individual who can manage the day-to-day residential
and agricultural duties. The primary responsibilities include
feeding horses, cleaning stalls and waterers, and keeping the
barn clean and tidy. Do turnouts and rotation of horses depending
on the weather. Stack hay and shavings, and unload grain. Other
animals care and feeding. Grounds maintenance and improvements,
including mowing/edging lawns, fertilizing, aerating, leaf
collection, pruning, planting and maintenance of landscaping,
organic garden, shrubs and trees, fence installation and repair.
Maintenance of residential irrigation (sprinkler/drip) systems
and landscaping. Watering and/or dragging arenas when needed.
Irrigation of pastures (flood) during irrigation season,
including preparation and maintenance of ditches, gates, and
culverts. Cleaning, burning, repainting, and improving ditches
and gates during the off season, along with pasture maintenance,
seeding, dragging, fertilizing. Weed control (including spraying
of herbicides and pre-emergent). Rodent and insect control,
ground squirrels, mice, skunks, wasps, hornets, etc. Must have
experience with horses, barn, and residential management, be a
hardworking, self-starter, organized and detail focused, with the
ability to multitask, prioritize and start/complete tasks and
duties. Need to have effective and efficient time management and
communication skills. This is a full-time, year round position.
No medical or retirement benefits are currently offered.
Bi-annual performance reviews will be conducted, and annual
performance bonuses are considered but not guaranteed.
Compensation will be based on experience, and housing is offered.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a Live-In Property
Maintenance/Caretaker for a rural, private, gated community near
Locust Grove, Oklahoma. This position requires basic and advanced
technical skills and knowledge to safely operate and maintain the
ranch equipment, manage property landscaping, and perform
miscellaneous maintenance duties. Duties include the operation
and maintenance of the water system, roads, bridges, recreational
areas, facilities, equipment, tools, machinery, refuse collection
and disposal, and supervision of area security. Applicants should
have:
- Experience with water systems, ranch equipment, mowing, and
general maintenance
- Possess a valid State of Oklahoma Driver’s License
- Department of Environmental Quality certifications preferred
- Basic hand tool use properly and safely
- Landscaping, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing knowledge
- Communicates effectively, following written and verbal
instructions
- Interpersonal and time management skills
- Must meet the physical requirements and conditions typical of
maintenance/caretaker duties 
A background check and drug screening are required. This position
comes with a competitive salary plus bonus potential. A private
two bedroom/one bathroom cabin, plus utilities, will be provided.
10 days paid time off, plus six holidays will also be provided.
For details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and qualified
candidates should send their resume for consideration.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Retired real estate professional and aspiring author seeking a
long-term, live-in caretaker position in Park City/Deer Valley,
Utah. With over 20 years’ experience renovating homes, working
as a licensed Realtor, and maintaining homes of my own, I know
how to keep a property running smoothly and take pride in doing
it well. At 58, I am in excellent health, handy, educated and
happy to get my hands dirty when needed. I do not smoke, do drugs
or party, so you can be confident your property and privacy will
be well respected and in capable hands. Please reach me by phone
or text at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References and resume
available.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

AUSTRALIA

STATION CARETAKER NEEDED in Tambo, Queensland, located in the
Blackall-Tambo Region. MTM Pastoral is seeking a full-time active
caretaker/couple, responsible for the management and oversight of
a cattle property located in close proximity to Tambo.
Responsibilities include operating and maintaining the station
plant, waters, fences, roads and garden, and care and management
of stock. Applicant requirements: prior experience in a similar
position, experience in operating heavy machinery, ability to
work as part of a team and willingness to learn, neat and tidy
habits, experience with livestock handling is an advantage.
Comfortable accommodation, work vehicle and internet provided.
Wages negotiable. Please submit enquiries and your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

A BEAVERCREEK, OH (near Dayton) adult couple is seeking two
live-in Housekeepers (a married couple would be acceptable) for
their large, beautiful home. They are looking for someone who is
knowledgeable and experienced in caring for fine home
furnishings, including fine China, crystal, silver, leather, hard
wood, stone, and upscale clothing. Responsibilities will include
general and detailed cleaning of all rooms, clothing care and
ironing, and running errands (taking some clothing to be dry
cleaned, contacting professionals to provide care of fragile
antiques in the home, and so on). This is an incredible
opportunity for a pair of dedicated and professional Housekeepers
who would appreciate working in a gorgeous home and caring for
some of the most exquisite possessions you can imagine. Salary
will be commensurate with your skills and experience and includes
benefits and a private cottage for living accommodations. If you
are interested, please email your resumes and references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Beavercreek, OH
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

TENNESSEE 

LOOKING FOR A PERSON (COULD BE A COUPLE) to work on a beautiful
growing horse farm in Tennessee - just north of Huntsville,
Alabama that focuses on ranch horses in exchange for a place to
stay - this could be negotiable. The area is serene, and in a
valley with close hills. We need six to seven stalls cleaned,
horses put in and out, water buckets cleaned, fed, weed eating,
tractor mowing, odds and ends things to do - woodwork and
electrical knowledge would be a plus. Must be able to lift 50
lbs. conscientiously and handily. This is a work in progress, as
we are getting an arena built this year. We currently have four
to six horses in the program. I have an 11 stall barn. You could
have your own camper or stay in a home that is 30 minutes from
the farm (in Huntsville - as long as I still own it) to be worked
on. If you stay in the home, on the other farm there will be a
little extra work with a koi pond and odds and ends there such as
shrub/garden tending, and maybe just overseeing. Must have a good
working vehicle for way of travel. Applicants will need to be a
self-starter, and non-smoker. A background check and references
are needed along with a valid Driver's license. The current work
is about three hours per day or more on occasions, and taking
care of dogs and cats when we are out of town. If you are a
trainer or horse rider, I would prefer the type of training
similar to a Warwick Schiller, building a willing partner vs
demanding a result. Need to be soft handed and patient. I would
entertain a trainer who wants to start bringing in clients. But
if you just do not mind working in the barn and taking care of
animals when we go out of town, that is great too. This could
progress into more work and pay over a year's time, granted it
works out. We will also consider temporary stays. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

A family of three with dogs is looking for a caretaking
opportunity in the immediate future on or around Bainbridge
Island, Washington in trade for a house or partial rent. Our
skills include agricultural engineering, irrigation, landscaping,
pet and livestock care and social work. Please email us with
inquiries at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 17, 2023

CALIFORNIA

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RANCH LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to manage our
160 acre property. The caretaker applicant must be proficient in
maintaining and operating equipment, mechanically inclined, able
to care for lawns, and do general maintenance. Must be a
self-starter and able to problem solve. The property is off the
grid, at 5,500 ft. elevation, close to a good sized town. This
position includes a two bedroom, two bath home on the property,
all utilities, cell phone, dish TV, internet. Salary will be
dependent on experience and skills. This position could be for a
couple. We are looking for an applicant who is interested in a
long-term placement and has a history of long-term employment.
The current caretaker will train the caretaker applicant. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE 

LOCATED IN KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will be
changing hands this fall…and is seeking an individual or couple
to manage operations of this beautiful 12-room boutique inn, just
steps from Dock Square and the waterfront. Candidate
responsibilities include but are not limited to providing
exceptional guest services, preparing breakfast daily, working
with our reservation system to book guest stays, and assist in
managing vendors/staff. A minimum of three to five years’
experience in a hospitality, culinary or similar position is
required. Candidates must be passionate about providing
outstanding customer service to our guests…this is paramount.
Benefits include salary of $60,000 - $70,000, paid time off, and
housing in a lovely light-filled innkeeper’s suite with large
living room/fireplace, large separate bedroom and private deck
overlooking the beautiful grounds and gardens. This position
starts in October of 2023 and is year round. Please email your
cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Cohesive family of eight had an agreement for September 1 to
fully staff a popular off grid backcountry lodge in Big South
Fork Park, Tennessee for 1+ years, until the concessionaire
unexpectedly had to quit his contract with the forest service.
The deal included housing, partial food allowance, and
$12,500/month paid to my LLC as a subcontractor. We are five
legal adults and three minors. We would be excited to consider
similar offers. No hindrances to moving. Father has 20+ years’
experience in renovation and repair of homes as an independent
business owner. Hopeful to consider other offers! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an immediate reply.

Friday, August 11, 2023

HAWAII

LIVE-IN FARM WORK HELP NEEDED at a small goat dairy. Housing
provided. We have immediate openings on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Applicants are required to live on the farm and participate in
animal husbandry, dairy operations, value-added food production,
and crop production on our small family farm on the North Shore
of Kaua’i. The job entails split shifts on some days and is a
30 - 40 hour time commitment each week. We provide clean,
comfortable living spaces for employees. We are looking for
applicants who can commit to a long-term arrangement and want to
make Kaua’i their home and farming their lifestyle. The job and
housing are suitable for one person. Reliability and adaptability
are the two most important abilities for this job. No two days
are exactly alike and opportunities to learn are many and varied.
Much of the work will be in value-added food production in a
certified kitchen. There are outside jobs working with dairy
goats, cleaning the goat yard, mulching, harvesting, pruning, and
crop production. Applicants must love animals and outdoor work.
After training, employees handle several milking shifts each
week. Applicants with food handling/farming who have a basic
understanding of hygiene and food safety practices in a
commercial kitchen are preferred. Must have a current driver’s
license to help with deliveries and errands. Applicants must be
physically fit and able to lift 50 lb. feed bags, clean goat
yards, and lift milk cans, etc. Employees are required to wear
proper attire at all times including closed toe shoes/boots,
proper safety gear depending on the task assigned. The applicant
should have a strong desire to learn sustainable farming
processes and have the ability to work with customers at markets
and on the farm. Absolutely no drugs, smoking, or drama. This is
a family farm, not a community. We are low-key in our living
situations and enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere that we have
cultivated on our farm. The salary is $15.00 per hour, medical
insurance after probationary period, employee discounts, and
produce that is excess from sales. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, then email your resume and at
least three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and 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

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

100% RESPONSIBLE, RELIABLE, DISCREET, TRUSTWORTHY AND OPEN TO
CONNECT around your housesitting needs in Southern California.
53-year-old single professional female looking to Housesit in San
Diego County from mid-September through mid-December. Open to
surrounding areas including LA, Orange and Riverside counties. No
smoking, drinking, drugs or anything that will cause harm. I am a
nature loving person and come with my cat Buddha. Excellent
references available, and I am open to answer any questions. I
will take care of your space as well as I took care of my home
for 30-years! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 10, 2023

HAWAII 

LOOKING FOR AN INNKEEPER for a five acre, seven room retreat
property in the Kona Coffee country on the island of Hawai’i.
Would need web/tech skill for taking reservations, integrating
our website with listings, communicating with guests, collection
and organization of guest information and up sales.
Interior/exterior maintenance, damage and quality control, some
laundry, organization, stock, and yardwork. Prep/clearing of
breakfast for guests. Cottage for on-site housing included.
Salary plus commission offered. Management of cleaning staff.
This position is available for an individual or couple. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

IDAHO 

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in beautiful Stanley,
Idaho. According to Visit Sun Valley, the small town of Stanley
is one of the last strongholds of the Idaho frontier. Defined by
the jagged peaks of the Sawtooth range and the promise of the
Salmon River, Stanley is a funky western town with eye-popping
sunsets that awakes each morning with the freshest air on earth.
There are nine commercial cabins with a main house with a cook
kitchen, and seasonal rentals from June - October. The caretaker
unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. 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

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Howdy y'all! We are Cecil and Rylee. Rylee was raised in
hospitality, her resume includes housekeeping, administrative
skills for bookkeeping and scheduling, and professional pet care
and grooming. Cecil is a handyman with skills in property
renovation and repair, as well as landscaping maintenance. He is
also an EMT and a military veteran. We are searching for
caretaking positions with salary and housing provided, preferably
outside of the U.S., however we are considering all
opportunities. Please see our website for scheduling and contact
information, excellent references, and more about us. We look
forward to meeting you! Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

AUSTRALIA

STATION CARETAKERS (COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY) NEEDED in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, New South Wales. We are seeking two Station
caretakers to ensure our property is well-presented and
maintained, whilst you can enjoy the beautiful rural surroundings
while contributing to its upkeep. This unique opportunity is at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a live-in role, with a three
bedroom house (electricity included) and 4WD vehicle as part of
the remuneration package. These roles would be best suited for a
couple or small family (all ages welcome to apply) seeking a
change, a slower pace of life, or to supplement your travel fund.
You can also establish roots within The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
community and enjoy what the Outback has to offer. The roles will
involve a range of caretaking duties on a fully flexible roster
allowing you to use your location to explore Australia, involve
yourself in the local community or work around your existing
holiday plans. Your responsibilities, divided by how you see fit,
will include: gardening and landscaping to maintain the
Station’s gardens, lawns, and outdoor areas, maintenance, and
repair tasks. maintain cleanliness of station facilities
including managers homestead and worker quarters and other
domestic duties as and when required. Will also need to do
seasonal cooking for up to 12 people (including yourselves) at
times such as planting and harvest. Experience in the operation
and maintenance of ride-on mowers, tractor and slasher, wiper
snipers, etc. is required. Experience in building maintenance,
painting, carpentry, repairs would be advantageous. Previous
experience in Station hand work, gardening, and domestic duties
will be advantageous but not essential. As live-in caretakers,
reliability, honesty, and a strong sense of responsibility are
crucial traits. This role involves physical tasks, so applicants
should be reasonably fit and capable of handling outdoor work. If
this sounds like you, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO 

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a private mountain
wildlife refuge. We are seeking a mature ranch couple who love
wild lands and animals and are looking for long-term employment.
Responsibilities will include the care and maintenance of a
gorgeous, isolated, 2,000 acre ranch (a wildlife refuge) in
Northern New Mexico, between Santa Fe and Taos, at a high
elevation. The owners don’t hunt. They live and work remotely
from there, but they travel, and the property requires constant
and extensive upkeep. We have a few delightful, cooperative
horses that require daily cleaning and care, and dogs. We will
provide spacious, high-quality, private housing with views. A
variety of handy skills, physical strength, mechanical skills,
and housekeeping and cooking skills are necessary. Applicants
will need the ability to operate machinery, like ATV’s,
UTV’s, a tractor with attachments (hay swather, raker, and
baler to harvest hay for horses), chain saw, splitter, snow
blowers, solar gates, etc. Will also have to do basic maintenance
on this machinery; have the ability to build and maintain wire
and wood fencing; have the knowledge of basic carpentry,
plumbing, electrical systems, and everyday ranch hand tools:
routine fire mitigation – chainsaw dead trees for firewood;
keeping the driveways and courtyards plowed in winter using a
tractor and snow blowers; trail maintenance with chainsaw (for
hiking); and runs to town to pick up the owners from the airport,
and for supplies, etc. Foreign couples with legal green card
status are welcome. Salary depends on qualifications and
arrangements. The initial interview will be by Zoom or similar
unless applicants are nearby. to apply, please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CARETAKERS NEEDED FOR A PRIVATE CLUB in Delaware County, OK. This
position will be available in June 2024. A private club located
in a quiet, rural forest setting on a 180-acre property bordered
by beautiful medium-sized natural stream and wildlife management
property seeks full-time caretakers to be responsible for the
management, appearance, and cleanliness of the property and club
member lodge. After 12 years of employment, our current
caretakers will be retiring mid next year. Desired skills include
groundskeeping, lawn maintenance (20 acres), tractor and chainsaw
operation, contractor coordination, water system maintenance,
general carpentry, cleaning, and ability to perform minor
electrical and plumbing repairs. Must have excellent
communication skills, driver’s license, no criminal record, and
be able to lift 80 pounds or more. In addition to the salary,
benefits include free on-site living quarters with a gardening
area. Utilities, high-speed internet, tools, and a truck for club
operation also provided. Plus, all of the fishing you want
(license provided). The position is year-round (not seasonal) and
includes two weeks of vacation per year and two days off per
week. Interested applicants should email their resume or
questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Howdy y'all! We are Cecil and Rylee. Rylee was raised in
hospitality, her resume includes housekeeping, administrative
skills for bookkeeping and scheduling, and professional pet care
and grooming. Cecil is a handyman with skills in property
renovation and repair, as well as landscaping maintenance. He is
also an EMT and a military veteran. We are searching for
caretaking positions with salary and housing provided, preferably
outside of the U.S., however we are considering all
opportunities. Please see our website for scheduling and contact
information, excellent references, and more about us. We look
forward to meeting you! Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 7, 2023

GEORGIA

LAKESIDE WOODED PARADISE IN WOODSTOCK, GA: Year-round
caretaker(s) (part-time or full-time) needed by a professional
couple for help with gardening/yardwork, housework, care of cats
and chickens, and some property maintenance tasks. Accommodation
in a separate cottage with your own covered parking,
greenhouse/sunroom, frog pond, woodshop; internet/some utilities
included. This is a beautiful, quiet, private location on 15
forested North Georgia acres with a lake and trails; about one
hour to Atlanta. Charming towns are nearby for restaurants, arts,
etc. This would be ideal for a handy individual or couple; must
love animals. Please send your resume and requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

A FULL-TIME LODGE CARETAKER is needed in Gaylord, in Otsego
County, Michigan. A mature responsible couple wanted to live on
site and maintain the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsibilities
include cleaning, repair and maintenance, yard, and guests. A two
bedroom cottage will be provided. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO. HANDYMAN/LANDSCAPER JOB trade-out
available in exchange for a RV hookup site (water, electric, and
sewer). You will have a panoramic view of the Organ Mountain
Range from your campsite. This area is a mountain bikers
paradise! I am next to the Desert Peaks National Monument bike
trail system – it’s next door! My property is outside of town
by three miles, on a one acre lot. I am 71, retired, and need
help with a dry rock retaining wall, some landscape items,
digging holes for shrubs and trees, and some simple carpentry. We
would agree on chores to be done, trading out per day rental
value of $15 (at bottom end of local rates) to be applied/traded
out at $15 per hour on the chore list, but, like shop rates at
the garage: a one hour listed chore could only take you 15
minutes, but it counts as the hour. We will go over the chore
list and agree upon "Shop Hours" at the start of the trade-out
period. I estimate I have about 24 - 30 hours of work (shop
rate). That would trade out to a month rental at $15 per day.
Prefer a solo person only, and a dog is OK (there is one acre to
run around in with a rock wall fence). This position is for
cooler months, September and October, as it is too hot to work
outside now. Please email your picture, resume, and any
woodworking pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Looking for a housesitting job in Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Great references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 3, 2023

ARIZONA

FULL-TIME PERSON OR COUPLE NEEDED to live and work off-grid in
the mountains near Prescott, Arizona. My small ranch, with
horses, mules, and assorted farm animals, needs a
maintenance/ranch hand able to clean and feed and drive and
maintain equipment. Some experience with mountain roads,
snowplowing, tractors, and loaders needed. Solar experience would
be nice but will teach. We are family oriented and will require a
drug test and background check. Lots of riding. The property is
surrounded by national forest. The salary will be $2,500/month. A
trailer is supplied for housing. To apply, please forward your
cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS 

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Tiskilwa, IL, is seeking a
full-time live-in Innkeeper or Innkeeper couple. The successful
candidate(s) will be responsible for all aspects of managing a
5-star B&B, including guest interaction, taking reservations,
cleaning rooms, preparing and serving breakfast, rate management
and social media updates. Applicants should possess a strong work
ethic, an outgoing personality, creativity and the ability to
work closely with the Owner to continue the successful operation
of the business. Private Innkeeper quarters and all utilities are
included. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

DECEMBER 1, 2023 OPENING: Seeking a qualified, live-in innkeeper
couple for a six room and two cabin Hotel located in Cooke City,
Montana. You will be running the day-to-day operations of this
hotel. Spend your days off exploring Yellowstone National Park,
cross country or backcountry skiing or snowmobiling. The position
is hands-on. Responsibilities include all housekeeping, including
cleaning and laundry, maintenance, guest check-in and check-outs,
answering the phone, attending to the email and online booking
website. Innkeepers will live free of charge on-site in our
non-smoking, two bedroom home with all utilities paid. Must be
able to pass a background check. No children, or pets allowed.
Must have a valid driver’s license. This position is through
March 19, 2024 or could be year- round. Base salary of
$2,500/month. One day off one week, and two days off the next
week. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

CARETAKER WANTED. We live on 10 acres, 32 miles south of Jackson,
Wyoming on an inholding in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Winter
access is by tracked vehicles. We have 13 chickens, five horses,
three cats, two dogs and a greenhouse. Responsibilities would
include, but not be limited to taking care of the property and
animals, helping with fencing, firewood, projects, trailering,
identifying and solving issues. Experience with caring for and
riding horses is a definite plus. Separate living quarters and
utilities included. Salary and vacations are negotiable. No
smoking or drug use allowed. Serious inquiries only. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Looking for a housesitting job in Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Great references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, July 28, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in a remote area in Australia’s
Northern Territory. At XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located 75
kilometers from Alice Springs, off the Tanami Road, we are
seeking applications from mature couples interested in caretaking
the facility for a set three month periods. Available dates will
be discussed with suitable couples after the application
appraisal. The camp is located in the shadows of the Chewings
Range in a spectacular setting with lots of interesting things to
do in your free time. A modest salary is on offer, plus free
accommodation in a comfortable two bedroom cottage with plenty of
room to park a van or motorhome. You will need to be practical,
resourceful, and fit enough to do the maintenance and cleaning
work around the property as well as some office work and be happy
living in a semi-remote location. Typically, you get to Alice
Springs once a week for supplies, using the camp Hilux utility.
What we need are enthusiastic couples, keen to maintain the high
standards of the camp whilst enjoying the experience of living in
this great part of the country. If selected, applicants must each
have a current First Aid certificate and the Northern Territory
Working with Children clearance (also known as the Ochre Card)
this includes a National Police Criminal History check. Copies of
these certificates must be forwarded before employment can
commence. You may like to visit our web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, then contact the current
caretakers on email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or telephone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

MONTANA

RANCH MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED at a private ranch. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a privately owned and operated ranch just
south of Great Falls in Cascade, Montana. We are a high-end lodge
catering to our owners’ groups of 10-30 people per week
throughout the summer months. Activities include trail rides,
cookouts, and clay shootings. In addition to the guest lodge, the
ranch is a fully operating working cattle ranch. The off-season
months are spent taking care of livestock, cattle, and horses, as
well as overseeing maintenance, repairs and upkeep of property
and equipment. We are seeking a couple with backgrounds in both
wrangling and hospitality. In addition to hospitality
responsibilities, administrative tasks and lodge management, the
ranch manager couple will oversee guest services and staff
management, ensuring a great guest experience. A good knowledge
of cattle and horse operations is essential. The ranch manager
couple job is a fast-paced year-round position with room to learn
and grow for the right couple. We offer on-site housing and the
use of a ranch vehicle. An excellent compensation package is
available for the right couple, with performance-based bonuses
and additional perks. Applicants must have a current driver’s
license and be able to pass a background check. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with an introduction and resume that
highlights any relevant ranch or hospitality experience.

NEW MEXICO/TEXAS

IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE for a mature married couple with no
kids at home to take care of houses and grounds for absentee
owners on a ranch in the Southwest desert adjoining the Guadalupe
Mountains and two National Parks. He will be a jack-of-all-trades
and handyman to maintain the interior and exterior of houses,
landscaping, and lawn care. She will perform thorough
housekeeping of houses, light laundry and help with grounds
maintenance. No animal care required. Looking for people with a
positive, “can-do” attitude who want a long-term position.
Comfortable housing, all utilities, ranch vehicle and salary are
provided. Please send your resume containing contact info, job
skills, prior employment history with names of employers, dates,
and responsibilities to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

RANCH CARETAKER AND TEAM MEMBER NEEDED in northeast Texas. We
have a beautiful location, with 100+ head of cattle and 300 acres
of hayfields. We are seeking candidates who are mature, honest,
and dependable. Must have farm experience, and some equipment
background is needed. Some cattle background would be great - but
not required. Attention to detail and order is important to us.
This is not a cowboy job - this is an Ag role. The housing
provided is a two bedroom, one bathroom home, in a beautiful
setting. The annual compensation is $55,000 - $65,000, plus
housing. Full health, dental, and vision benefits are available,
as well as 401(k) with employer matching. This can be the right
long-term home for the right person. We have multiple locations
in this area so you will be part of our small team as well as
asked to work on your own at times. This is a special opportunity
for the right individual. Please email your resume to email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seasoned Property Manager/Caretaker with 18 years’ experience
seeks a caretaking position in Maryland or Upstate NY. Owners are
selling out so it’s time to shift gears. Highly motivated
without supervision. Currently working for High Profile Clients
(last 15 years). Can do landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, etc.
Great with dogs! Easy humor, calm demeanor and impeccably
discrete. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

AUSTRALIA

FARM CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in the Southern Highlands of New
South Wales. This is a full-time, live-in caretaker’s position.
An opportunity presents itself to live free on a cattle farm in
the Southern Highlands. This position would suit a retired or
semi-retired couple with a desire to live the farm life with
clean air and peace and quiet. A tidy three bedroom cottage with
power and water is supplied free, and in return we expect that
the lawns and gardens around the house yards and immediate
grounds will be maintained. Also, we would require that the
cattle be checked daily to ensure they are safe and healthy. The
owners regularly travel in retirement but are always available to
execute work and maintenance on the cattle themselves. Experience
in farm life and country living a preference. Casual work is easy
to find in the area if required. This is a non-paid opportunity.
For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ARIZONA

HUNTING LODGE MANAGER NEEDED in Douglas, Arizona. A southeastern
Arizona ranch is seeking a married couple team to fill a Hunting
Lodge Manager and Ranch Maintenance position located on the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Douglas. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
reputable quail and deer hunting destination that offers guests
an all-inclusive stay at one of the most historic bird hunting
lodges of its kind. The primary duties of this role include
maintaining the lodge grounds, lodge cleaning and upkeep, meal
preparation, and assisting with the arrival/departure of lodge
guests. All bookings, marketing and guiding are handled by a
third party. The job requirements include: the ability to provide
excellent customer service, good communication and interpersonal
skills, organizational skills, equipment operating experience,
and culinary experience. Must assist with the arrival/departure
of lodge quests, do lawn/garden upkeep, noxious weed management,
maintenance of all ranch roads, fences and structures, schedule
and monitor any work performed by outside vendors, collect,
review and approve all ranch-related invoices and income,
maintain a working knowledge of all maintenance programs and
capital improvement projects to ensure the proper and efficient
operation of systems, preventative maintenance programs, and
replace and maintain a current inventory of supplies and parts
needed for maintenance duties. The salary will depend on
experience, and room & board will be provided. To apply, please
email your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 October, as we will be travelling out of
the country at 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. There is a lot to see nearby,
since we are just six miles from Exeter, and 20 minutes from the
coast. We've had lots of American, 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

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. 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

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 for the month of September 2023
for our home in Jersey City, NJ. This will just be an exchange
for 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.

TEXAS

RECREATIONAL CAMP SPECIALIST (KITCHEN/HOSPITALITY) NEEDED in
Falfurrias, Texas. We are looking for a highly motivated person
to join our team for the 2023-2024 hunting season. Looking for a
self -motivated individual who is willing to adapt to their
surroundings and work well with others. Having
hospitality/cooking knowledge or having worked in a similar field
is a plus. You will need to:
-	Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling
vegetables, cutting meat, etc.)
-	Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen.
-	Perform a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping,
mopping, dusting, and polishing.
-	Ensure all rooms are cared for and inspected according to
standards.
-	Experience in using cutting tools, cookware, and bakeware.
-	Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods (grilling,
baking, boiling etc.)
-	Ability to work in a team.
-	Very good communication skills
-	Notify Management of any damages, deficits, and disturbances.
-	Check stocking levels of all consumables and replace when
appropriate.
-	Adhere strictly to rules regarding health and safety and be
aware of any company-related practices.
-	Proven experience as a Cleaner or Housekeeper
-	Have the ability to work with little supervision and maintain a
high level of performance.
-	Have prioritization and time management skills
Housing provided, and the salary compensation is competitive and
commensurate with experience. To apply, please visit:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA 

RANCH HAND/TRAIL GUIDE NEEDED. We are located near the New River
Gorge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. We offer guided horseback
rides in a safe family atmosphere. Responsibilities include
taking guided trail rides, taking care of the horses, and
cleaning the stalls. Come join us on an unforgettable trail ride
and all you have to do is climb on and steer your horse. Housing
and food provided. No salary, you ride for tips. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A 60+ very energetic and capable lady is looking to move to the
Midwest and beyond! Property owners do you need someone that will
help get the job done and willing to learn how if needed? Farm
animals are my favorite but if you can offer a modest, separate
living space, if it’s honest work, I’m willing to trade for
it along with utilities. Would love to work a few extra hours in
addition if possible. My life’s experiences with driving and
running my own trucking company, raising kids and grandkids,
owning a variety of cats, dogs, and horses, cleaning houses,
helping out at horse farms and such, living a simple, healthy
lifestyle, and all the while maintaining a cheerful, cooperative
spirit may come in handy for the caretaking life. I can provide
work and personal references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 24, 2023

ARIZONA

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM NEEDED on a small family owned guest ranch
with a small herd of cows in Southern Arizona. We need help with
all aspects of our guest ranch as well as cattle operation. This
is year round employment for a couple looking for a rural and
small town lifestyle. We all do a little bit of everything here.
Experience with horses is a must. A valid driver’s license is
required. Guest ranch duties include maintenance of the property
at ranch headquarters which includes 10 miles of hiking trails,
the owner’s house and guest room cleaning and room preparation,
some grocery and supplies shopping, and some cooking. All
dependent on if there are guests at the ranch and what their
needs are. Will also need to take the owners off the ranch and
their guests on trail rides, skeet shooting, sometimes hunting.
Cattle duties include cattle rotation in rough country,
gathering, sorting, doctoring, and hauling, fixing and
maintaining fences and water sources and water lines. We use our
horses to work cattle so roping experience is helpful. We also
pack fence material. The salary includes a living situation, feed
for working horses, beef for the freezer and other benefits open
for discussion. Please email your resume and mention why would
you be the right applicants for this position to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CARETAKER WANTED! We are looking for a
responsible person or couple to stay at our small ranch in
Northern California near Cache Creek Casino in the Capay Valley
for one month, September through October. The dates are flexible,
but we need someone from 9/10 - 10/17/23 when we are out of the
country. The primary responsibility is being emotional support
for our five dogs. We have never been away for so long. The
stipend is $1,500. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for the month of September, 2023
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.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Semi-retired professional seeks housing in the Avondale, Colorado
area. Am open to the possibility of some part-time caretaker
duties. I also have building skills so I can do upgrades on a
fixer upper. I have work, so I’m not looking for full-time farm
work. I have trained horses professionally and have livestock
management experience as well. So, I can be a help with animal
care. I can provide references that confirm my horse work as well
as references from former landlords. Look forward to hearing
ideas from anyone interested. Maybe we can put our heads together
and create an arrangement that is mutually beneficial. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RANCH LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to manage our
160 acre property. The caretaker applicant must be proficient in
maintaining and operating equipment, mechanically inclined, able
to care for lawns, and do general maintenance. Must be a
self-starter and able to problem solve. The property is off the
grid, at 5,500 ft. elevation, close to a good sized town. This
position includes a two bedroom, two bath home on the property,
all utilities, cell phone, dish TV, internet. Salary will be
dependent on experience and skills. The current caretaker will
train the caretaker applicant. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a small ranch in Elbert, Colorado.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pristine, private property located
in the Bijou Basin surrounded by wildlife and cattle. Here is a
unique opportunity if you want to live the country life, work
from home and can give us 80 work hours/month. This would be
perfect for an online job, retiree, artist, or someone who has a
trade they can do from our property. Seeking an individual (or
possibly a couple) to work with the owners maintaining an 80 acre
property and buildings, as well as caring for two dogs, two
horses and a few Highland cows as needed. Living quarters: All
Seasons, 42’ RV, with four slides, king bed, in a quiet
setting, with a gorgeous view. Garage space available for one
vehicle, Internet, trash, and utilities included. Shop space may
be available if your work from home needs it. Duties include (but
not limited to): pasture mowing, weed control, landscaping,
general maintenance, animal care, fencing repair, cleaning, fire
mitigation, painting, snow plowing, and overall, just taking care
of our beautiful ranch. A big plus are the following skill sets:
operating and maintaining tractors, implements, skid steer, chain
saws, zero turn mower, power tools, etc., “Fix it when it
breaks” kind of person, love of dogs, horses, and cows. The
owners travel often so if we are going to give you the keys to
our ranch you need to be trustworthy, honest, pay attention to
details, and have pride in your work. This is a rural property,
located 30 minutes from groceries and basic stores on nine miles
of dirt roads. A background check and references are required. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE on the Missouri River near the
Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area. This is a small, remote
property (9-10 acres) located just north of Helena, Montana. The
successful applicant wants a long-term situation, possesses the
ability to work on their own and with minimal direction.
Responsibilities include landscape maintenance, minor household
repairs and mechanical knowledge. Work requires approximately 20
hours a week. Must be organized and have the ability to live
on-site 7-8 months of the year (March 15 – November 15) based
upon weather conditions. Housing, utilities, internet provided
plus a monthly stipend. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a caretaker to manage our
4-bedroom Vacation Home Rental (i.e. single-house Airbnb) in
Zephyr Cove on Lake Tahoe. Located one mile from Nevada Beach and
three miles to Heavenly Village and Ski Resort. Responsibilities
include cleaning between guests, general house maintenance, and
preventing parties. The ideal caretaker or caretakers would have
professional cleaning experience and basic knowledge of home
maintenance. There are on average 12 cleanings per month (three
to four hours each) between 10:30am - 4pm. Reimbursement includes
1) an on-site first-floor studio apartment including utilities
and one parking spot, 2) $100/clean, 3) coordinated time off when
the owners use the property. The caretaker will not be required
to communicate with guests or manage the calendar. Aside from the
above responsibilities, the caretaker would be free to enjoy
their time on the lake, on the mountains, or work a separate
remote job. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to schedule
an interview.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED at a small private horse farm
in Gardnerville, NV. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a
hardworking individual who can manage the day-to-day residential
and agricultural duties. The primary responsibilities include
feeding horses, cleaning stalls and waterers, and keeping the
barn clean and tidy. Do turnouts and rotation of horses depending
on the weather. Stack hay and shavings, and unload grain. Other
animals care and feeding. Grounds maintenance and improvements,
including mowing/edging lawns, fertilizing, aerating, leaf
collection, pruning, planting and maintenance of landscaping,
organic garden, shrubs and trees, fence installation and repair.
Maintenance of residential irrigation (sprinkler/drip) systems
and landscaping. Watering and/or dragging arenas when needed.
Irrigation of pastures (flood) during irrigation season,
including preparation and maintenance of ditches, gates, and
culverts. Cleaning, burning, repainting, and improving ditches
and gates during the off season, along with pasture maintenance,
seeding, dragging, fertilizing. Weed control (including spraying
of herbicides and pre-emergent). Rodent and insect control,
ground squirrels, mice, skunks, wasps, hornets, etc. Must have
experience with horses, barn, and residential management, be a
hardworking, self-starter, organized and detail focused, with the
ability to multitask, prioritize and start/complete tasks and
duties. Need to have effective and efficient time management and
communication skills. This is a full-time, year round position.
No medical or retirement benefits are currently offered.
Bi-annual performance reviews will be conducted, and annual
performance bonuses are considered but not guaranteed.
Compensation will be based on experience, and housing is offered.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

ARIZONA

HUNTING LODGE MANAGER NEEDED in Douglas, Arizona. A southeastern
Arizona ranch is seeking a married couple team to fill a Hunting
Lodge Manager and Ranch Maintenance position located on the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a reputable quail and deer hunting
destination that offers guests an all-inclusive stay at one of
the most historic bird hunting lodges of its kind. The primary
duties of this role include maintaining the lodge grounds, lodge
cleaning and upkeep, meal preparation, and assisting with the
arrival/departure of lodge guests. All bookings, marketing and
guiding are handled by a third party. The job requirements
include: the ability to provide excellent customer service, good
communication and interpersonal skills, organizational skills,
equipment operating experience, and culinary experience. Must
assist with the arrival/departure of lodge quests, do lawn/garden
upkeep, noxious weed management, maintenance of all ranch roads,
fences and structures, schedule and monitor any work performed by
outside vendors, collect, review and approve all ranch-related
invoices and income, maintain a working knowledge of all
maintenance programs and capital improvement projects to ensure
the proper and efficient operation of systems, preventative
maintenance programs, and replace and maintain a current
inventory of supplies and parts needed for maintenance duties.
The salary will depend on experience, and room & board will be
provided. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX outside of Helen, GA is seeking a Property
Manager/Caretaker. The position can be full or part-time and is a
great opportunity for someone who has worked in the construction
industry, as a park ranger, hotel/hospitality maintenance
industry, etc. We’re looking for an amazing individual to
perform the day-to-day responsibilities of the lodge, and also
work with our amazing team of vendors to make the lodge a “5
Star” resort experience for our guests. While only in business
for one year, Bison View Lodge has grown considerably and is a 5
Star Corporate & Family Retreat Center tucked in the forests of
the North Georgia Mountains, just 15 minutes from Helen, GA. We
host amazing weddings, company retreats, and family reunions who
love coming here to seek refuge and quiet from the
“busy-ness” of the world. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA 

YEAR-ROUND CARETAKER NEEDED for a historic private hunting and
fishing club in Pike County, Pennsylvania. We are a 120-year-old
hunting and fishing club with 3,000 private acres and two lakes.
We have an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time caretaker
to maintain our property and handle maintenance for the clubhouse
and outbuildings. Must have hands-on experience with carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, and outside maintenance. An attractive
compensation package includes a competitive salary and free
on-site housing including utilities. Please email your resume and
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

COLORADO

PAGOSA SPRINGS - Ranch caretaker opportunity available. Our
ranch, located 18 miles from town, seeks to trade maintenance and
security on the ranch for a home on the ranch. A two bedroom, one
bathroom log home just completely renovated with all new roof,
plank vinyl floors, paint and new GE appliances including gas
stove, fridge, washer and dryer is available. The ranch buildings
were built in the late 40s. The work includes plumbing,
electrical, carpentry, some metal roofing, paint and shoveling
snow from a few roofs. Looking for an individual or couple able
to stay on the ranch much of the time. Not looking for a person
driving to town every day for work. The ranch is located at the
base of the Continental Divide at an altitude of 8,600,
surrounded by a pine forest and Aspen groves. The caretaker will
be an independent contractor. The amount of trade allowance and
possible contract fees will be dependent on experience and
mechanical skills. This position is long term. Our family has
owned this ranch for over 60 years. The owners are second
generation, in their mid-60’s and looking for help to do the
ranch maintenance. For some reason, my chainsaw gets heavier
every summer! If interested, please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks for looking. This
position is to be filled before the snow falls.

MAINE 

FULL-TIME SPORTING CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED at the 30-acre sporting
camp formally known as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Maine. The camps
are off the grid and rural, nestled in the woods approximately 30
miles from Patten, Maine. The 15 cabin and main lodge facility is
private and operated for the sole use of one business, primarily
for customer relationship-building events and their own corporate
retreats and business meetings. The maximum guest occupancy on
the property at any one time would be approximately 40 - 50
people, but groups of 15 or fewer will be the norm. We are
seeking a dependable individual who can spearhead our vision of
creating a world-class outdoor experience for those who visit the
property for business and entertainment. The individual must be
accustomed to all four seasons in Maine and be comfortable
working in the cold and snow. Good communication,
problem-solving, and social skills are a must. Times without
guests will be for a good part of the year, so the ability to
staff up and manage a workforce for busier times of the year will
be needed. Additionally, working effectively with the facilities
department of the owning business will be necessary as we work on
larger projects that need support. Duties include: 
- Housekeeping, seasonal deep cleaning, turnover cleaning, and
effectively operating a commercial kitchen and dining hall. 
- The maintenance and operation of equipment, including diesel
generators, solar panels and systems, wood stoves and heating
systems, and propane heating and lighting systems.
- The maintenance of grounds, roads, bridges, cabins, and
lodges.
- The maintenance and operation of tractors, backhoe, small fleet
of vehicles, plow trucks, boats, snowmobiles, UTVs and other
equipment. 
- Mowing, weed whacking, bush hogging, snow removal, trap/skeet
range operation, food plot and garden work, firewood collection,
chainsaw work, wood splitting and the application of handyman
skills are all common and routine activities on site. 
- Painting and large projects (electrical, water lines, roads,
construction) are also common activities. 
- Protection of the grounds, building and equipment from fire,
theft, vandalism, and trespassers at all times.
The salary will depend on experience, and compensation will
include private caretaker housing on-site. Applicants must be in
good physical condition, have professional references, be willing
to do a background check and have a clean driving record. This is
in a remote location with no services, so if you desire to go to
town often, this is not the job for you. If you enjoy the
outdoors and solitude of nature, this is an excellent
opportunity. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! We seek
long-term employees who take pride in their work and job. Please
email your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to serve as part-time caretakers (20
hours/week) for a Nashville, Tennessee property. Duties, in
exchange for living accommodations, in a 1,000 sq. ft. two
bedroom, one bathroom private apartment would include:
maintaining the house, vehicle, property, weekend airport pickups
and drop offs, grocery shopping, light errands, laundry and
housekeeping. Must have an alternate source of income and some
availability during weekdays. Background checks and two year
commitment required. If interested please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi, my name is Gary. I presently live in Santa Barbara,
California, and am looking for an opportunity to work as your
property caretaker manager. Will perform planned maintenance, and
moderate repairs. Have numerous skill options. Single Christian
man, who doesn’t smoke, drink, or take drugs. I have also had a
rewarding career as a Chef. References for both work and
personnel are available. I have numerous skills and
qualifications. Willing to relocate. Would prefer California but
am open to all opportunities. Please call me to discuss further
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

AUSTRALIA

MAINTENANCE/FARM HAND NEEDED at our 100 acre tourist educational
farm in Scoresby, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria. We are looking
for an active person or retired couple to help with ongoing
maintenance, landscaping/mowing, mechanical maintenance, etc.
There is also the potential for a person to be involved in casual
work in our onsite entrance/cafe for customer service or
cleaning. This position is open for a minimum 12 month period but
can be ongoing. An immediate start is an option, or we can work
out a timeframe by negotiation. We have accommodation on site in
a 5th wheeler or you can set up your own caravan/annex near power
and water. We would need someone to check water troughs, fences,
tractors, mow lawns, remove tree debris and generally keep an eye
on the day-to-day maintenance and tidiness on the farm. We are 25
minutes from the Melbourne Central Business District, 25 minutes
from the Southeastern beaches and 15 minutes to the Dandenongs.
If you are interested and near Melbourne, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

PART-TIME HORSE CARE HELP NEEDED in Reno, Nevada. This is a work
exchange situation for lodging. We are very family oriented
elderly owners who now need help to maintain the little ranch and
horse share program. We have 12 horses which we share with
families without horses on our tiny, 1.5 acre ranch, non-profit
club. We need someone to feed, water and clean each morning and
feed and clean each evening. There is time for side work or a day
job. Outside income required. We have a few hours a month only of
extra maintenance work around the ranch for which we pay $12/hour
cash. Living quarters is an older 26′ travel trailer. We
provide Wi-Fi and electricity and one tank of propane monthly.
This is a private home with wonderful families who visit to learn
about horses. There is zero tolerance for drug use and no alcohol
use on property. An operable vehicle, valid driver’s license,
and background check required. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

CARETAKER NEEDED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The Bureau of Land
Management is looking to fill a short-term host caretaker
position at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from August 7 - 31.
Caretakers are an important part of our ability to serve the
public. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located about 80 miles from
Burns, Oregon, in the heart of Steens Mountain in southeast
Oregon. The caretaker cabin provides lodging for two and rests on
the edge of the Little Blitzen River. The cabin has a bed,
electricity, running water, a refrigerator-freezer, and a cooking
stove with an oven according to the BLM. Cellular service is
intermittent, but reachable within two miles, and a BLM radio is
provided for emergency communication. At the ranch, caretakers
live on site and interact with travelers by providing directions,
share a history of the site and structures, or offer details on
nearby recreation activities. Caretakers also keep an eye on the
historic buildings and artifacts. Anyone interested in applying
for the caretaker position is encouraged to contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi, my name is Gary. I presently live in Santa Barbara,
California, and am looking for an opportunity to work as your
property caretaker manager. Will perform planned maintenance, and
moderate repairs. Have numerous skill options. Single Christian
man, who doesn’t smoke, drink, or take drugs. I have also had a
rewarding career as a Chef. References for both work and
personnel are available. I have numerous skills and
qualifications. Willing to relocate. Would prefer California but
am open to all opportunities. Please call me to discuss further
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

ARIZONA

LODGE MANAGER needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a Chalet-Style
Lodge with 16 guest rooms, cafe, and gift shop in the mountains,
located one hour outside of Tucson. Our promise is to provide a
unique blend of luxury accommodations and warm authentic
hospitality. You are passionate about service and have at least
three years’ experience managing independent specialty lodging
facilities. Flexibility, creativity, and attentiveness to detail
are your strong suits. You know your way around computers,
websites, reservation systems (we use Think), OTAs, and basic
financial reporting and planning. You are comfortable taking
charge, overseeing lodging staff and working with cafe crew to
assure integration of our service mission. You are willing and
able to enthusiastically commit to responsibility and have the
opportunity to partner with us as we develop and grow our
business. Salary depends on experience. Individuals/couples with
compatible skill sets will be considered. A live-in, private
three bedroom, 1½ bathroom cabin will be provided. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

GARDENER AND HANDYMAN COUPLE NEEDED in Normanton, an outback town
and coastal locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are looking for their next Gardener and
Handyman Couple for Dunbar Station, Normanton, with an immediate
start. The gardening tasks include but are not limited to mowing
and watering lawns, maintaining water systems, maintaining upkeep
to existing gardens, using garden power tools such as whipper
snipper and hedger, and occasional cleaning of guest quarters.
The handyman tasks include but are not limited to homestead
maintenance and repairs (being mechanically minded is
advantageous), and carting cattle on the property. An attractive
wage, food and electricity package will be provided, and your own
van/accommodation is desirable. To apply, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

RANCH HAND/FARMWORKER NEEDED in Lovelock, Nevada. An aging
Rancher has an immediate need for a full-time, long-term, hard
worker on a small ranch, of about 525 acres of flood irrigated
cropland, 3,000 acres of brush land pasture for 150 cows, 100
head of goats, a dozen llamas and a few horses. Applicants must
be drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. Seeking a “do it all”
type of individual with a mechanical aptitude and some level of
common sense. The employer is willing to train a motivated,
hard-working individual. A ranch truck will be provided for
travel between ranches. Housing offered and the salary will
depend on experience. To apply, please email your resume to
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. Need a couple to be
here starting in late July. 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 ADS:

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA: Family of two moving to the area to begin
new jobs in education in August. In need of a house sitting
and/or pet sitting job in a safe neighborhood. The ideal start
date would be July 28th. My family has a very well trained and
friendly dog. This mother/daughter team will take excellent care
of your home and/or pets. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitters Available: Responsible Physician and Nurse
Practitioner couple seeking housesitting opportunities in the
Portland, Oregon area starting in early September 2023 or later.
Happy to care for plants, pets, and other animals (cats are OK if
they are not in the bedroom due to a mild allergy). Stellar
references and CV available, non-smoking, no drugs or parties. We
have our own vehicles, experience with cleaning wood and pellet
stoves and chimneys, minor home repairs, routine house and yard
maintenance. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

MICHIGAN

A FULL-TIME LODGE CARETAKER is needed in Gaylord, in Otsego
County, Michigan. A mature responsible couple wanted to live on
site and maintain the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsibilities
include cleaning, repair and maintenance, yard, and guests. A two
bedroom cottage will be provided. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

FARM CARETAKER (COUPLE/FAMILY) NEEDED on our 20 acre Haines City
Family Farm in Haines City. The caretaking is a full-time job
while living onsite. Work to begin immediately. The farm consists
of 20 acres of non-organic blueberries and a three bedroom/two
bathroom mobile home (with private yard and garage). Duties
include mowing, spraying, watering, fertilizing, pruning,
replanting, irrigation repair, equipment maintenance, and
well/pump monitoring. This is mostly a one-person job and
full-time. Adjustments can be made to allow for a 2nd job or
alternate income can be made. The pay is starting at $20 per hour
and based upon experience (and equipment or tools you can
provide, or equipment will be provided). Some experience is
recommended. Bonuses and overtime available during harvest. Time
off is available during the off-season. No benefits. Prefer no
drugs and non-smoker. Pets are allowed. Property visits and
meetings are happening now. Side hustle, small business and/or
spouse 2nd income recommended. Work can begin in July. Please
submit your info, resume and relevant experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

SEEKING A FULL-TIME INNKEEPER/COUPLE to manage a boutique Inn in
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Want to work in a postcard
with a great team who genuinely enjoys what we do? This 5 Star 18
unit Select Registry property, located in Friday Harbor’s
historic downtown, is looking for a year round innkeeper. This
individual or couple is a self-starter, quick study, and
hardworking team player that has excellent follow through, a
great sense of humor, attention to detail, and values the team
and each member’s contributions. They are physically active,
hands-on and eager to create an idyllic guest experience and
possess the business skills and aptitude to successfully run the
Inn. Job responsibilities include guest services, phone and
online reservations, concierge services, breakfast service in
collaboration with in-house chef, marketing and social media,
property maintenance, and team management. Compensation includes
a competitive salary based on experience, housing, medical, 401K,
two days off per week, and one month of paid time off. The start
date will be on or before October 1, 2023. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/CARETAKERS NEEDED for a small thoroughbred farm in
Singleton, on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales.
Accommodation supplied if required. Our small boutique
thoroughbred farm requires a mature couple or person to undertake
gardening and small repair duties. This would ideally be suitable
for semi-retired applicants. The farm is situated eight minutes
from Wyong, in a very peaceful environment. You must be reliable
and of clean habits. Remuneration to be negotiated. For more
information, New South Wales applicants should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Come experience Hawaii. 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 18+ hours weekly
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 is open now. If hired, one can expect a round trip
ticket from your nearest major U.S. 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, no smoking of
any kind, and responsible alcohol use! We are not accepting
applicants who intend to bring children or pets. 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 32+ 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 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, Zoom, WhatsApp, 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. 

NEVADA

FARM WORKER/CARETAKER WANTED for an alfalfa ranch remotely
located in Pershing County. You will be responsible for all daily
duties, pivot and basic mechanical skills are necessary, must be
self-motivated, trustworthy and follow instructions. This is a
year around job, with a home and utilities included. To apply,
please send your resume, references and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

COME WORK AT THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the beautiful White
Mountains of New Hampshire. We would love to have a new team
member with us this year who is looking to learn all the ins and
outs of innkeeping. A big part is housekeeping, but we also would
like to share our experience including working on our Property
Management System with rates and reservations, helping us with
social media and marketing and interacting with our guests. We
would provide a private room and shared bath down the hall with
limited kitchen facilities.  We are a small staff so you will get
to perform all duties. Everyone, including ourselves, works every
weekend. We would make it a fun and good learning experience for
anyone who is looking for the inn culture. We serve a continental
breakfast and no restaurant on the premises. Work is primarily
days with some nights on occasion. Come visit and work in the
north country of New Hampshire where the closest traffic light is
nine miles away. We are on thirty acres, have a garden and
flowers that need tending plus we like side projects. We are open
to ideas. Please let us know if you are interested in us. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO 

MAINTENANCE CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Couples
welcome. We are an equestrian campground located in the beautiful
Hocking Hills Area. We cater to thousands of travelers coming to
ride the trails in Hocking Hills, Ohio. We also have a rodeo
arena that holds sporting events, clinics, bull riding, youth
rodeos, etc. We are looking for a self-motivated, hardworking,
long-term, responsible individual (or couple) to help upkeep and
run the operation. These are long hours and a lot of
groundskeeping, stall cleaning, cabin maintenance, etc. We offer
housing for the right couple. Salary to be determined. Spring to
Fall are busy and the Winter season is rest time, although this
is a full-time position. You must be able to pass a background
check. This is hard but rewarding work. Duties include mowing,
weed eating, landscaping, barn chores, turnout, and care of the
horses. Building maintenance is a plus. To learn more, please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA

HOUSE MANAGER WANTED: A couple in Spartanburg, SC is looking for
an experienced professional to oversee and manage their
households including primary and vacation residences. Successful
applicants will be responsible for organizing and overseeing
daily household activities as well as maintenance/repairs on
properties, managing personal calendars, coordinating travel
arrangements, running errands, providing transportation to
appointments/events, assisting with ad hoc requests, etc. To
apply, please email a short cover letter, resume, and photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a part-time live-in inn-keeper role or a position to
leverage my extensive customer service experience. Experienced,
remote, full-time graphic designer for a branding firm. Dedicated
and considerate individual seeking a breathtaking location in
California, close to nature. Hardworking and eager to contribute!
Contact me for a perfect fit. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

ARIZONA/FLORIDA 

CARETAKER NEEDED. I have two homes – one in Arizona where I
spend the majority of my time, and my other home is in Florida. I
have a 40-acre ranch with my main Arizona home, three barns, and
one home for the caretaker, and a workshop. Tasks include
equipment and grounds maintenance (tractor, golf carts, all
vehicles, generators, blowers, fences, lights, fans, etc.). Basic
carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. Welding skills would
also be a plus. Errands, projects, overseeing vendors. The weekly
schedule is five days, eight hours per day, and on-call for any
emergencies. Compensation includes salary ($35,000 - $40,000
range, negotiable) plus use of the 1,500 sq. ft. caretaker home
on my Arizona ranch!). You will also need to travel to my Florida
home at least twice a year. Please have a minimum of three
years’ experience, and email your resume and provide at least
three checkable professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. I own a budget accommodation/backpacker
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) business at the seaside town of Swansea on
Tasmania’s east coast. I am looking to take some leave for a
few months, or possibly longer, and need someone to look after
the property as soon as possible. There are presently 45 seasonal
workers staying on site and working daily at a vineyard from June
until early September. The workers are low maintenance as they
prepare their own food and have a roster for cleaning the
kitchen/lounge area. The daily chores for a caretaker(s) include
cleaning the bathrooms, taking out rubbish and keeping things
tidy. This is around an hour a day. Every three weeks or so, the
bedroom linen needs to be washed on site. A room is available on
site for a caretaker. The present owner lives in a caravan on
site as there is a small area for campers and campervans. The
caravan will also be available. The workers leave for work around
6.30am and return at 4.30pm. They have exclusive use of the
hostel until the work is completed in early December, after which
the property reverts to being budget accommodation again. There
are 13 separate rooms and a mixed 11 bed capsule/pod room. A
small remuneration would be paid along with free accommodation.
The position would suit a couple or individual who would like a
semi-relaxing lifestyle where weekdays are available to explore
the local area. Alternatively, the position could be combined
with work in housekeeping at one of the many accommodation places
during the day. The owner would also consider a lease option and
can provide trading figures. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a part-time live-in inn-keeper role or a position to
leverage my extensive customer service experience. Experienced,
remote, full-time graphic designer for a branding firm. Dedicated
and considerate individual seeking a breathtaking location in
California, close to nature. Hardworking and eager to contribute!
Contact me for a perfect fit. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, June 8, 2023

ARIZONA

OUR LOVELY “ARIZONA VICTORIAN SAN FRANCISCAN ADOBE HISTORICAL
– 7 ROOM INN” needs an Innkeeper(s) to welcome and register
guests; to provide continental breakfast, housekeeping/laundry,
timely room turnover, detail attention, and common area
cleanliness. Property needs: one who provides security, curiosity
(pool skimming, water plants, etc.) and attention to our guests
as well. Social, self-motivated, disciplined, able to work hard
with sometimes long, rewarding hours, proactive, ability to
anticipate situations and environment, conscientious, kind, and
respectful. Professional yet genuine in one’s disposition and
positive attitude. Minimum three years of prior Innkeeper
experience, OTA’s, ThinkReservations, social media, Canva, and
marketing skills. Background in hospitality is required.
Quarters: quiet and private, near the pool/spa. Historic Ol’
carriage house and kitchen “out buildings” have been
connected and lovingly restored, prior owner’s residence. We
are grateful and honored to offer this as a respite for our
Innkeepers. Please send a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The
ideal start date would be as early as July 17th, and August 3rd
at the latest. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA 

SAN FRANCISCO DOG SITTER wanted for four weeks from early October
to early November in a two bedroom apartment in the central
NOPA/Panhandle neighborhood. Mellow, sweet-natured labradoodle
needs company, walks and feeding. Non-smoker. References
required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE near Suisun City,
California. The property consists of 1,200 continuous acres and a
large clubhouse/lodge which provides a private caretaker unit (a
700 sq. ft. one bedroom unit with living room/private
kitchen/remodeled bathroom and office). We have dirt/gravel road
access to our property (it’s 25 minutes by car to Suisun City,
CA) and boat in/out access (Bay Point is 10 minutes by boat). We
provide company vehicles and fuel for any work related trips,
such as shopping and picking up materials. This is a live-in
position, and the property is remote. This position is perfect
for a couple who enjoy the outdoors, entertaining, and working
inside and outside. The property is used as a Duck Hunting Club
from October through January, where members use the property
three to four days a week. When members are present, your role
expands to cooking and maintaining the lodge and driving the club
boat (28 Foot Passenger Boat) to pick up members. General
maintenance of the clubhouse, vehicles, and members cabins is
required and some driving of a tractor will be part of the job.
The ability to shop and cook for a group is a must. The property
is a well maintained island with great fishing, hiking, bird
watching, and views. The annual salary is +/- $60,000 plus free
housing, plus a vehicle and fuel. Groceries/food will be provided
for the caretakers from October through January. An annual
performance bonus and side-projects for members of the club are
also possible. The caretaker couple position starts 7/1/2023.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

HORSE CARE AND PROPERTY CARE POSITION AVAILABLE in Sequim,
Washington from September 2023 to April 2024. An individual or
couple is needed for our Horse and House-sitting position. We
have one 26-year-old horse and a 1-year-old mini. Experience and
references in regard to work and care of horses is essential.
This position includes mowing, weeding, leaf cleanup, and pool
maintenance. No smoking or vaping on the property. A spacious
lower floor is provided for the caretaker. Utilities are paid.
The home and property sit on five acres. Horse care includes
feeding twice a day (the older horse receives specific
supplements in his food) grooming, hoof cleaning, meeting with
the farrier, barn stall paddock cleaning, and tack room upkeep.
Ongoing communication with the homeowners is essential. Please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER-HOUSE MANAGER-PERSONAL ASSISTANT available.
I am a Property Manager with training in the hospitality
industry, with culinary experience, and gardening specializing in
flower cultivation and growing food. My background in the food
industry included working in the restaurant business, as a winery
chef in the Napa Valley and as a private live-in cook. In
positions as a property caretaker, I’ve managed everything from
estates to cattle ranches and have administrative skills.
Domestic pet care as well as livestock experience including
cattle, sheep, and horses. I have lived with families with
children from age 7 and up and love kids. I’m versatile and
self-directed about what needs to be addressed. I’m mature and
versatile, with a strong work ethic. No smoking, very light
alcohol consumption and no recreational drug use. No drama. I
have also worked as a caregiver for elderly clients, one of them
in hospice care. I’m computer literate with a 10-year
background in corporate office management prior to moving to the
culinary profession. Available for and interested in interviewing
now. I am hoping to find a long-term position as a property
caretaker, family assistant and with a background in the luxury
hotel business, I am fully capable of running a small Inn or BnB
with the added bonus of being a trained chef. Currently in
California, relocation is possible as I am a single woman with no
family. Available immediately. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume and references.

Monday, June 5, 2023

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED to have a presence and do minor chores and
errands for us 10 hours a week to help us keep up. Housing and
utilities included plus $200/week. Our location is in the Gold
Country in Angels Camp, California 95221. The elevation is at
1,600 feet, above the fog and below the snow. The grounds are
beautiful sitting on 12 acres planted in olives and grapes.
Applicants must have a clean background and friendly attitude. We
are on site about 1/2 the time and travel in our RV and are a
very busy retired couple and need help keeping up. Our prior
caretaker was with us for several years and we prefer someone
wanting a stable and longer term place to live. If interested
please send your inquiry to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

YEAR ROUND HANDYMAN/CARETAKER WANTED on a rural southeast Oregon
cattle ranch. 20 - 40 hours a week of work in which 16 hours is
in exchange for a two bedroom house and utilities and ranch use
vehicle, with the balance of hours paid at $16/hour. The work
consists of basic yard and building maintenance, weed spraying,
and helping with the garden and chickens. Basic carpentry and
painting and yard care skills required. Must have references and
a valid driver’s license. No drugs and no drama. If you would
like more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave
a message.

TEXAS

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Couples welcome. This is a managerial and hands-on role for a 235
acre ranch in Dripping Springs. You will be responsible for
working directly with the Owner to plan and execute the overall
management of the property and contractors/staff. This position
requires heavy lifting, working with ranch and farm equipment,
and working in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work
independently, anticipate needs, work well with others and manage
projects and priorities effectively. You will have complete
oversight of the ranch; properly maintaining residences, grounds,
pastures, equipment, and animals. You will function as the point
of contact and gatekeeper for the Owner, providing regular
updates on all activity on the property, and be responsible for
all ground maintenance including residences, landscape,
hardscape, irrigation, buildings, barn, chicken coop, roads,
gates, and fencing. You will have the overall care and feeding of
horses and chickens. You will need to monitor the animals health,
address issues, maintain de-worming and other care schedules, and
work with the vet as needed, and keep detailed records for all
animals. You will also be responsible for full housekeeping
duties for all buildings; and preparation for Owner/Guest
arrivals and departures. Applicants need to have more than 10
years’ experience directly managing ranches of equivalent size
and be able to safely operate all heavy equipment including
tractor, skid steer, truck, power, and hand tools, and do heavy
lifting of 50 lbs. or more. Housing offered, along with a salary
of $60,000+ based on experience. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hard working individual with extensive hospitality, culinary,
event, and wedding planning background looking for a year-round,
long-term innkeeper, hotel, or F&B management position, ideally
with housing. Culinary Institute of America graduate and former
instructor at the California Culinary Academy. Open to
relocation. No alcohol, drugs, or kids. I do have pets. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, June 1, 2023

CALIFORNIA

INNKEEPER COUPLE/GENERAL MANAGERS NEEDED for a Napa Valley Wine
Country B&B. Seeking a dynamic and experienced B&B Innkeeper
couple to serve as General Managers over two charming B&Bs half a
block apart with 15 rooms and 10 rooms. This is perfect for you
if you are passionate about hospitality and can manage two
properties. Benefits include a competitive base salary in the
$75,000 range, on-site housing, and a work-life balance with two
days off per week. Live in the picturesque Napa Valley surrounded
by vineyards. Requirements: minimum three years of B&B Inn
management experience with at least 20 rooms, excellent cooking
skills, overseeing daily operations, maintaining an online
presence, financial management, and hosting special events. No
smoking or pets on premises. If you're an accomplished B&B
Innkeeper couple ready to manage two exceptional properties in
Napa Valley, apply now! A single Innkeeper will also be
considered in the $50,000 - $55,000 range, housing included.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

FARM HELP NEEDED. We have a farm in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire,
close to London, England! We have farm animals and horses. If you
have settled status and are looking for work on our farm, and can
help out with odd jobs, etc., then please contact us. However,
you must be a United Kingdom resident to apply for this position.
We offer accommodation and a weekly salary. We are only
interested if you are in the UK! To apply, please email your
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

RANCH HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE NEEDED. A large well established
private family ranch in Montana has two roles available for
year-round full-time work. Responsibilities include cleaning and
caring for the guest cabins and the main lodge, laundry, ironing,
as well as offering hospitality for family and friends when they
visit. Our client is looking for experienced cleaners, who take
pride in their work, and work well together and with others.
Compensation of $30/hour for each employee plus full medical
benefits, 401K plan, and paid vacation provided. A separate
furnished home will be provided for the couple’s living
accommodation. Interviews take place in June with a start date
ASAP. Serious qualified applicants who want year-round work
should apply today at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.

NEW YORK

A FRUIT FARM IN UPSTATE, NY is seeking experienced hands or a
Farmer couple to manage a Fruit Farm and vegetable patch. You
must be able to fix and operate farm equipment. Housing provided
on the premises. Compensation will be a percentage of profit. For
more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

CARETAKER NEEDED in Amarillo. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for
an individual who would have to be able to operate a tractor, and
skid loader. The caretaker will also have to take care of cattle,
feed the horses, do property maintenance, mow, etc. Need to a
caretaker to start immediately. Salary will be based on
experience, with a house provided for the right person. If you
would like to apply please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hard working individual with extensive hospitality, culinary,
event, and wedding planning background looking for a year-round,
long-term innkeeper, hotel, or F&B management position, ideally
with housing. Culinary Institute of America graduate and former
instructor at the California Culinary Academy. Open to
relocation. No alcohol, drugs, or kids. I do have pets. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

ARKANSAS 

WE HAVE A CARETAKER OPENING in Arkansas. If you love people -
this is the perfect job for you! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an
immediate opening for a new couple to love and care for our
guests and this amazing facility! CrossHeirs operates throughout
the year as a venue for churches, ministries, businesses and
families. Our mission is to create a warm, welcoming environment
where our guests can have an encounter with Jesus. And there is
no more important position to make this happen than the role of
our caretaker. This is a full-time position and compensation
includes a salary in addition to food and lodging. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for an immediate start. Are you
looking for a lifestyle change at a beachfront resort in the
Whitsundays, Queensland (located 30 minutes from Proserpine or
Airlie Beach). We are looking for a self-retiree or couple to
live on site, preferably in your own caravan, otherwise
accommodation can be provided. We have eight cabins, and a bar
and restaurant. We are looking to employ for the cabins and
surrounds only. The caretaker will need to do maintenance jobs
for the units and surrounds, pump the water, mowing, raking, and
cleaning the units, for up to 20 hours/week, pending what suits
you. Paid hospitality award wages provided. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO 

LEAD FACILITY CARETAKER needed. Seeking a skilled caretaker to
help keep Balarat campus clean, safe, and sanitary and to
maintain the natural forestry, ecology and beauty of the Balarat
facility, including the 800 acres of trails, roads, buildings,
challenge courses, and water systems. Balarat Outdoor Education
Center serves Denver Publics Schools 5th Grade Students for
overnight residential field trips. Salary range: $50,000 -
$60,000 plus housing and DPS benefits. Housing provided on site
in foothills near Jamestown, Colorado. Experience:8-10 years of
trade and maintenance preferred. For more information, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or if you have questions please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an experienced and
detail-oriented Hotel Manager to join our team for the 2023
season. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the front office and housekeeping teams, with a
focus on guest and associate satisfaction. To be successful in
this position you should have a passion for delivering a superior
service experience and developing our associates. Located on
Maine’s Great Diamond Island, the Inn at Diamond Cove is a
tranquil destination that provides guests with a peaceful and
relaxing stay. Constructed during the 1890’s, the Inn is housed
in Fort McKinley’s former Barracks and overlooks the former
parade grounds. Cars are not permitted on the Island, which is
part of what makes it so magical. Please click here to apply:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you own an empty house in Washington State that concerns you
due to graffiti artists, vandals, and squatters? Allow me to live
there rent free in exchange! I'm looking for a 7-10 bedroom
rental to start a group home for teens; then we'll negotiate a
rental income for the houseowner. Later, I may purchase the home?
I'll be molding teens with traits I value: honesty,
responsibility, education, law abiding, hardworking, drug free.
If you have 7-16 rooms, a church-school, a retreat center, please
don't hesitate. I have references, both personal and
professional. Reach out with questions. Cheers! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, May 26, 2023

HAWAII

LOOKING FOR CONSCIOUS, RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE caretakers on the
Big Island of Hawaiʻi beginning ASAP. Kipukamaluhia is a unique
eco-sanctuary; an ideal space for those who cherish elegant,
voluntary simplicity, for whom self-inquiry, beauty, direct
communication, mindfulness, and integrity are important and for
those who are nourished by and love to connect with and care for
gardens, orchards, and animals. Applicants must have a car.
Please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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 housekeeping,
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.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. 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

NEVADA

FARM WORKER/CARETAKER WANTED for an alfalfa ranch remotely
located in Pershing County. You will be responsible for all daily
duties, pivot and basic mechanical skills are necessary, must be
self-motivated, trustworthy and follow instructions. This is a
year around job, with a home and utilities included. To apply,
please send your resume, references and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

ARLINGTON, WA. A private farm is looking for someone to help care
for horses and general farm maintenance. Familiarity with horses
and farm equipment is required. Private living accommodations
will be provided. Pay is negotiable depending on your experience
and workload. This would be perfect for a retired person or
couple, or someone with some outside income. This is a beautiful,
secluded property, surrounded by woods and a creek, but close to
shopping, restaurants, health care, etc. Please email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you and have a great
weekend!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker couple available. We have many years of farming,
ranching and construction experience. We have been self-employed
and can operate most equipment. Ron is very hands-on, with a good
eye for details. We are very clean, neat, and tidy. We are
Christians, do not do drugs or alcohol, and have clean driving
records. We do not lie, cheat, or steal. Resumes available. If
interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you, Ron.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

AUSTRALIA

MAINTENANCE/GENERAL HELPER NEEDED with their own van in
Bloomfield, Queensland. Bloomfield is north of Cairns taking the
Mulligan Highway from Mareeba. Our establishment
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small family owned boutique style
accommodation, one hour south of Cooktown. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us; where we are and
what we do. We are looking for a person/couple from June 1st to
help maintain our lawns once a week and be an extra
‘presence’ at our establishment should we need to leave for a
day, i.e., answering the phone, taking bookings, check-ins, etc.
In exchange we can provide a private, quiet place to put your van
(with power). There is some paid work involved such as cleaning
cabins when required. For more information, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a 25,000 acre Western Queensland cattle
property. After three years, our caretakers have moved on. We are
looking for an active self-motivated caretaker(s). This is a
family run cattle property, with some sheep. This is a paid
position with separate accommodation/power/internet supplied or
own accommodation welcome. We are 90 kilometers to town. General
Station duties required as well as maintaining the garden,
waters, fencing and checking livestock. Pets not preferred.
Applications welcome. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

100+ YEAR OLD NONPROFIT HIKING CLUB SEEKS A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for
our Clubhouse nestled above Muir Woods, within 20 minutes of
Downtown Mill Valley. Responsibilities: Security, maintenance,
and cleaning of the Clubhouse and grounds; make the Clubhouse
available and welcoming to members and their guests; work with
the Committee Chairs to organize and run volunteer workdays,
festivals and fundraisers; coordinate with the Beverage and
Kitchen Committees to manage beverage/food ordering and delivery;
administrative tasks such as bill paying, bank deposits,
maintenance of vendor relationships, and enforcement of Club
rules. Perks: Competitive salary, your own one-bedroom apartment
with a full kitchen and bathroom (family members and pet
allowed), utilities, internet, and health insurance. Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours per week. Duration: 3-year contract with the
opportunity to renew. Desired Experience: Building maintenance
and restoration, bar management, hospitality, landscaping. To
inquire please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who loves cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 1 through September 30. 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.

KANSAS

HELP NEEDED in north central Kansas. I am a 67-year-old disabled
veteran. I can’t hear. So, I am in the country and am offering
free room and board, garage space, and the run of the house for a
caretaker. Must have someone with energy who can garden
organically and knows medical herbs, as I plan on growing a few
acres of them. Please email Dan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

NEW MEXICO

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from around June
15 through September 1. We have a three bedroom/two bathroom
house near some local hot springs. We have a cat and a puppy that
the housesitter will need to care for. We need someone or a
couple (sorry, no other children or pets allowed) throughout the
summer here. 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 with “NM
Position” in the Subject Line. All responses will then be
forwarded.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature and Trustworthy Caretaker/ Manager/Trainer available.
I’m a single female in great physical condition with over 50
years of equine and ranching experience. I own a small ranch in
southwest Colorado and want to get back to that state after
living and training/caretaking primarily in Texas but also in
Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Hawaii. I have a vast resume
that I can forward to you. I’m a cow horse trainer, with a
background in cutting, colt starting and beginner to experienced
riders. I’ve owned and operated my own ranch in Durango,
Colorado for 10 years, developing experience in irrigation as
well as all aspects of running a ranch/boarding/training center.
I’m excellent with horses and can put a nice finish on a horse.
As my intro says, I am Trustworthy with integrity. I’m
currently in Texas helping run a cutting ranch and want to reduce
the drive time to my place in Cortez, Colorado so I can be more
hands-on with the property when need be. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, May 22, 2023

ARKANSAS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 through September 30, 2023. We are
looking for a mature single, or couple (no children please) who
are healthy 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 out of the country. No pets, no smoking,
and the housesitter must have a car in good working condition.
Our guesthouse is large and modern with a full bath, small
kitchen, and a new washer and dryer. You 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

CONNECTICUT 

HELP NEEDED ASAP. A charming one bedroom apartment attached to a
gorgeous historic Colonial home, surrounded by a wooded
wonderland in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Lots of
privacy, a perfect place to work on your own project. Single or
couple who could work halftime for the estate in return for
housing with all utilities and possible additional hours for an
hourly rate of $25. Basic home maintenance indoors and outside.
Lawn and gardening skills are essential. Applicants must have
recent caretaking experience with excellent references from
employers. Hospitality skills are also a plus for help with
part-time renters. A clean background check is required. Please
send your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a 5-cabin plus main home family
compound with a private lake in northern Michigan. Your
responsibilities would be guest relations, cabin, and home
housekeeping, including towel and linen laundry between guests,
routine maintenance and repairs and lawn cutting. Lodging is
provided in a completely refurbished like new small farmhouse
cottage with a whole house generator in exchange for specified
duties. We are located in northern Michigan (south of the
Mackinaw bridge) near a designated wilderness area cherished for
its pristine lakes and old growth forest. This is a great place
to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, enjoy nature or simply relax. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you have a remote cabin or vacation home that needs work?
Renovator and repair specialist with 25 years’ experience
looking for a paid summer caretaking (solo) position that
includes finish work or renovation. I bring my own tools and have
experience living off grid and maintaining water and power supply
if necessary. I am East Tennessee based but willing to travel,
and willing to talk about the scope/compensation and negotiate a
win/win situation with you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MASSACHUSETTS 

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Resourceful, independent couple sought
for beautiful, remote island security, from about September 15,
2023 through June 15, 2024. Caretaking for multiple years is
possible and desirable. Simple lifestyle, gorgeous waterfront,
winter solitude and dramatic New England coastal weather describe
this north of Boston location. Living quarters, utilities,
internet, and a monthly stipend provided ($3,333/month). Earn
additional income doing carpentry, painting, and odd jobs for
cottage owners during ample free time. Plumbing, electrical
(solar off-grid) and boating skills are a plus. Applicants should
be fit and child-free. Non-smokers preferred. Couples only
please. For more information, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The caretaker must protect the grounds,
buildings and equipment from fire, theft, vandalism, and
trespassers at all times. When necessary notify the Fire or
Police Departments, caretakers chairman and the Club President.
Assure that the gate coming into the Club Driveway is closed by
10:30 P.M. on nights when there are no club functions. Ensure
that Club equipment and property is stored in its proper location
for security and insurance reasons. Check members and guests that
use the rifle or archery ranges Monday through Sunday except on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays after 10:00 A.M. Receive Club
deliveries, check in all materials and merchandise, also any
other club property that is removed from the Club. During the
mowing season keep the grass around the immediate perimeter cut
and weed whipped weekly or as needed. During the Winter months
keep all the entryways free of snow and ice. The caretaker is to
receive his or her rent of the apartment, gas, electric and
water. The caretaker must have and provide their own phone. There
will be only two adults allowed to live in the apartment. Pets
are negotiable. He or she will be allowed two weeks paid vacation
a year. Written notice must be given at least two weeks in
advance to the Caretaker Chairman and the Club President unless
emergency leave is necessary. Wages will be $1,000.00 per month.
He or she will be off on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from
10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Inability to perform any or all his or
her duties will cause forfeiture of wages for the affected time
frame. Living quarter arrangements will be continued as approved
by the Caretaker Committee. Either party may terminate this
contract. This contract is on a year to year basis. At the end of
each year there will be an evaluation with the possibility of a
raise. The Caretaker Committee and the Club prefer to employ a
married couple. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND 

WORK EXCHANGE AVAILABLE in the Abel Tasman National Park. Are you
looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman for a
while? We have had staff changes and now have space available. We
are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located out in the beautiful Marahau.
Come on over and see what we are about! We have a range of
accommodation options, a nursery, activities on our doorstep,
farm-raised meat, a veggie garden, and some chickens running
around. For this work exchange, we ask for 12 hours housekeeping
work (over four days in the week) in exchange for your own shared
facilities cabin. These hours will approximately cover the
accommodation with a minor difference due to your own tax
obligations. As we get busier in the season there is the
possibility of more paid hours also. The work includes
housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard and odd jobs around the
place working in the team. No prior work experience is required,
just being keen to get into it and having a good eye for detail.
There is potentially more work in Marahau with the cafes,
restaurants, bars, and kayaking places! This role is for four
weeks minimum, and you must hold a working visa (Not SSE), IRD
number, and Bank account number. We would love to hear from
anyone who is interested. Check out our website to get a feel for
the place at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, May 15, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS WANTED near Darwin, Northern Territory. Our small
family farm is one hour out of Darwin (Lake Bennett), near
Litchfield National Park. We offer a powered site for your RV
with water for the caretakers throughout our beautiful dry
season. In exchange we ask for light farm duties such as feeding
our animals or checking cattle troughs. We can also offer paid
building/laboring work if skilled in this area. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED on a beautiful 450 acre
ranch located outside of Gypsum, Colorado. The ranch is rural and
45 minutes from any town. The couple must work well as a team.
Must be acquainted with all four seasons and accustomed to
working in the cold and snow. Must have horse knowledge with
taking horseback rides and teaching children to ride.
Horsemanship is a plus. Knowledge needed for a small herd of
cattle. Must have knowledge of fishing, irrigating pastures, and
feeding animals. Duties include lawn care, flower garden care,
irrigation installation and repair, basic mechanical skills for
upkeep of vehicles and equipment, handyman skills for buildings,
HVAC knowledge, fencing, repairing, and keeping things running
smoothly. Must be able to run a chainsaw, zero turn mower, weed
whacker, track hoe, backhoe, forklift, side by sides, drive a
truck and trailer and be able to maintain and work on all
equipment. Should have pond, creek, and irrigation ditch
experience. Knowledge and experience with stone patios, staining,
and fine log homes. Have had experience in hiring, managing,
getting bids, and getting the best deals possible for the owners.
Must have an eye for detail and go above and beyond. Must be
physically strong and able since this is a demanding job. Be
incredible at cleaning fine houses with specialty finishes.
Ability to help cook and plan hospitality for small family
groups. Willingness to stock groceries and all paper goods. The
skills to work with a ranch budget and accounting. Will also pick
up and drop off at Denver or Eagle Airports. Must be very honest,
kind, able to take direction, ability to communicate well and
take feedback without getting offended. Be willing to learn and
take advice. To love the land as your own and always take care of
it to the highest standards. Must have professional references
and be willing to do a background check and have a clean driving
record. Paid time off, with gas and electricity included. Salary
depends upon experience. The private home is 1,800 sq. ft., three
bedroom, two bath, beautiful home with custom finishes, walk in
closets, custom mudroom, custom fireplace, and custom laundry
room. Lawn, gardens, flowers, private deck, and area for
chickens. Located one hour from Vail and one hour from Glenwood
Springs. This is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Looking for an
immediate hire. Please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED for two full-time positions. Live and
work off the grid on a private island. Care for and preserve
historic homes nestled within a pristine coastal forest. A nature
lovers dream. Experienced boat handling skills are a must. Very
physical/active jobs. Must work well with others. Team players.
Good communication/social skills, dependable, flexible,
adaptable, self-starters, problem solvers. Willing to learn new
skills. Willing/able to help those for whom we work. Duties
include housekeeping, seasonal deep cleaning and turnover
cleaning during guest seasons. Guest preparation and hospitality
style interactions. Maintenance and operation of diesel
generators, solar panels, and a small fleet of pickup trucks.
Maintenance of grounds, houses, pools, boats, and other
equipment. Firewood collection; chainsaws, wood
splitting/hydraulic splitter, backhoe use. Painting and large
projects, (electrical, water lines, roads, docks, construction,
etc.). Times without guests. Willing/able to be on the island
without going to the mainland for periods of time. Willing to
have a flexible work schedule as the job is not 9-5 or
Monday-Friday. Covid vaccination is required. Drug-free
workplace. Salaried positions. Benefits: health insurance, health
savings account, retirement, vacation, bonuses, phone stipend,
private two bedroom home with utilities included. Pet friendly.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, May 12, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX location in North
Queensland. This great opportunity has just come up for a
caretaker for this beautiful beach front location. We provide a
free shady site on the beach front, water and the amazing
wildlife dreams are made of in exchange for light duties. You
provide your self-contained caravan and the willingness to look
after the property and keep the grounds tidy. This would suit a
couple who love nature and the beach front. An ex-tradesman,
farmer, or keen gardener would be ideal. This is in an incredible
location, and our previous caretakers have all stayed longer than
planned. This is an immediate start with three months’ work
available. If interested, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

UNIQUE CARIBBEAN OPPORTUNITY. Historic waterfront Hotel/B&B seeks
a management couple. If you have dreamt about moving to the
Caribbean and living on a small Island, this is the chance you
have been waiting for. Our hotel/B&B on the Island of St.
Eustatius has a historic building dating back to 1776, it has 20
rooms and suites. We are seeking an experienced couple to handle
all guest related operations. Must have a strong background in
maintenance and guest services. The property needs work but is
fully operational. You will be managing a small staff of lovely
people. Mostly bed & breakfast. Food and beverage operations are
possible. Please contact us by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND LIFESTYLE suitable for a single or
low-impact couple to manage and maintain a 5-acre historic farm
on Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment available with
a beautiful west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic
Mountains. Includes a $1,500/month salary plus utilities, and
high-speed internet. The large, sunny garden and greenhouse are
fully available for growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables
that can be consumed fresh or preserved. A farm stand, on
location, is ready to be stocked with your bounty of goods and/or
crafts for additional personal income. Mature orchard and
vineyard trees will be ready for harvest late summer and can be
processed to your desires. Around the clock love from farm
animals including our herd of a dozen sheep, two wonderful
donkeys, and a farm pup. Strong work ethic, attention to detail,
mechanical intuition, green thumb, farm caretaking experience,
and long-term commitment required. Duties include:
- Lawn care: mowing and weed-whacking (March through October)
- Garden, orchard, and vineyard care - pruning, harvesting, and
maintaining
- Animal care: feeding and supplement management (inventory and
daily feeding), watering, stall and barn cleaning, grooming,
scheduling/management of routine vet and farrier visits. 
- Equipment operations and maintenance: tractor, riding lawn
mower, various hand and gas-powered tools.
- Preventative maintenance and mending of fences, gates, stalls,
weeding and garden care, tree pruning, tidying, etc.
A comprehensive job description is available. Please send email
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Responsible professional property manager seeking a seasonal or
possibility of year round caretaker position. Down to earth,
intuitive and enthusiastic hands on creator who loves nature,
animals and being outdoors. Reliable, dependable and
conscientious with a sense of humor.  I'm a healthy, mature,
trustworthy woman. Quiet, clean-living, non-smoker, no drug-use.
Extensive diverse background in estate management including
foreman of jobs and managing contractors. With attention to
detail preventive maintenance is how I operate. Attentive animal
caregiver with hooves, wings, fins and fur. Event planner,
organizer, personal assistant and/or companion - can include
healthy cooking, organizing, even clearing out "dreaded
clutter.” Geographically flexible, preference by turquoise
water beach community. No big cities. Separate housing with no
smoking history. Salary to be discussed. Care available for
vacation homes, absentee owners or in primary residence.
Interested? Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 8, 2023

MISSOURI 

WANTED – A HARD WORKING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE to train for
a future general manager position. Currently, we are the general
managers of a unique "Private" 1,700 acre property along the
Gasconade River. We are seeking the perfect couple to train that
would replace us when we retire. Unfortunately, the local talent
is fickle and unreliable – which is a real problem in today’s
labor market! This would be a long-term gig. There are too many
perks to mention here. Please respond with a resume or simply
your background, family history, contact info and what you both
want to be doing for the next 20 years! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

WE ARE A 5-ROOM B&B 10 minutes outside of Newberg in Oregon’s
Wine Country looking to add an additional Assistant Innkeeper to
our team so that the Innkeeper can work less hours. For 15 years,
we’ve built our business on our amazing views, gourmet
breakfasts and knowledgeable Innkeepers. We are looking for a
flexible person to learn our service style, business, and the
local wine industry while working with our small staff. That
means that you will become a Jill (or Jack)-of-all-trades,
learning to cook and serve our breakfasts, some housekeeping and
gardening, check in, guest services and B&B business basics.
Experience is good, but we are willing to train. There is room
for growth here even though (or because?) we are small. Housing
is not included at this time, but we will be building a small
apartment on site in the winter and a housing allowance will be
part of the pay until the apartment is ready. Pay depends on
experience. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply.

SOUTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME EQUINE HELP NEEDED at a horse ranch in St Matthews,
South Carolina. Responsibilities will include duties to feed,
groom, paint, rake, weed, and get the horses to eat. These are
general horse farm duties. A small apartment with a salary is
included. To apply please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

ALASKA

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a wilderness kennel site near Eagle,
Alaska, along the Yukon River. This is an extremely remote
location. Travel to and from the site by boat, snowmobile, and
dog team. Responsibilities year round include 1½ hours in the
dog kennel, help with wood cutting, splitting, hauling and help
with any heavy work needed. Most of the day would be free.
Potential summer income from helping with float/canoe river
tours. Winter offers you learning survival skills, running a dog
team and potential income from helping with dog sled tours.
Lodging is provided in a dry cabin. A stipend will be offered for
food and supplies. There is limited Wi-Fi unless you have your
own system such as StarLink. Please email for more information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and you can also visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DELAWARE 

AWARD WINNING (Trip Advisor & Booking.com), well established, Bed
& Breakfast in historic Odessa, Delaware seeks an Innkeeper
couple to manage and maintain this unique, recently renovated
(with all new systems), four guestroom en suite Inn. Current
innkeepers will be leaving to become nearby and at-the-ready,
first-time grandparents before the summer’s end. This position
includes on-site living accommodations, salary, and profit
sharing opportunities. Please contact us by emailing your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and look us up at our website:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

PRIEST LAKE, IDAHO CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a single
person or couple to perform yard and general property maintenance
on our vacation cabin and 1/2 acre lot as well as perform
housekeeping in between guests at the main cabin. Accommodations
for this summer will be a newer 28' RV with slide out and full
utilities. High speed internet is included for remote work if
needed. We will finish a 500 sq. ft, above garage apartment this
winter which will be your long-term accommodations. Our property
is located in Kalispell Bay within walking distance to the lake,
the marina and also backs up to Forest Service land for thousands
of acres at your fingertips. Kalispell Creek with a nice sandbar
is a short 3 - 4 minute walk behind the property. We would like
to trade accommodations and all utilities for caretaking and
housekeeping. Additional pay depending on the amount of
housekeeping will be offered and can be negotiated. There are
also opportunities to clean other properties in the immediate
area if interested in extra income. Please email your information
and why you are interested to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hey Everyone! We, (Keven, age 61, Julie, age 59, and our Golden
Doodle dog) are looking for a caretaking situation in southern
Wisconsin between Madison and Milwaukee. We desire to move from
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in July. We both run online
stores with inventory. We are looking for a position that has
housing. We are clean, respectable, responsible, and ethical.  We
are very capable, definitely self-starter types. Here are some of
the services we can offer: landscape care, Airbnb cleaning
service and caretaking, building, and grounds maintenance. Keven
has extensive repair and maintenance experience and has building
and mechanic skills. He can also run equipment. If you have any
leads or know of anyone who does, please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

COLORADO

PART-TIME FARM HAND AND CARETAKER NEEDED at the historic
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX includes 120 acres of mixed topography on
the eastern border of Larimer County, near the town of Johnstown.
The 120 acres includes approximately 60 acres of tillable land
and 60 acres of mixed pasture, wetlands, bluffs with some
extraordinary views of the front range and beautiful frontage
along the Big Thompson River. The land has been farmed
biodynamically and/or organically for the last 22 years with good
soil fertility. Crops grown include rye, barley, corn, alfalfa,
hemp, and vegetables. The farm also has a small flock of sheep
and goats. The farm is managed by the farm owner, together with a
farm team consisting of offsite, paid help and volunteers.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is also home to the Cresset Center, which
carries out educational events and activities on the farm. The
Farmhand and Caretaker will live on the farm, be an active member
of the Farm Team, and assist in all the activities associated
with carrying for the farm and buildings. We are seeking a
mature, responsible, non-smoking individual who has some farming
experience, is comfortable working hard, and enjoys being part of
a team. Note that drug and alcohol use are not allowed on the
farm. Responsibilities will include helping maintain the
homestead and farmstead gardens (these consist of about two acres
of herbs and vegetables), animal chores (currently there are 10
sheep living on the farm), assist with building and fence
repairs, assist with farming chore activities, help with cresset
center events as needed, work closely with other farm team
members and participate in farm team meetings, and maintain the
trailer in good condition, including winterizing, repairs,
routine maintenance, etc. The time commitment will be 20 hours a
week. Free lodging in a brand-new Forest River mobile home (Model
Flagstaff Microlite 25 BRDS) on a beautiful, quiet, peaceful
farm, on a one year lease. Three months of free utilities
(utilities will be negotiated afterwards based on usage and cost
during the first three months). Garden space available for your
personal use, along with a share of the meat and produce produced
on the farm. There is an opportunity to expand responsibilities
and compensation if things work out well. Please send a cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

COUPLE NEEDED FOR CARETAKING AND HORSE TRAINING this summer at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a dream summer job in the remote
Sawtooth Mountains. The position is available ASAP (but no later
than early June) and through the middle of August (or until the
middle of October if desired). Caretaking responsibilities will
include landscaping, pool cleaning, special projects, and
housekeeping (1/2 day per week). Horse training will depend on
experience. Anything from breaking colts, trimming, and grooming
to just keeping horses fit and ready to ride. Part of your job
will be going on an amazing horse ride together every day. If you
do not have horse experience, please still apply. If you have
your own horses, we may be open to you bringing them for the
summer. This position includes private caretaker residence
housing. This is a remote town with no services. If you need to
be in town constantly, this is not the job for you. We are a very
happy hardworking group looking for a couple to join us in our
small piece of heaven. If you are happy and positive and hard
working please apply. We are easy going and drama free and not
looking for any. Please email your experience and interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

A RUSTIC ADIRONDACKS INN SEEKS A CARETAKER. This family-owned Inn
in the heart of the Adirondacks High Peaks seeks a year-round,
long-term caretaker for a 12-room Inn. You will be responsible
for the daily upkeep and maintenance of the Inn, cleaning rooms
and common areas, handling customer service, managing daily
operations, and other support services. Five to six days a week,
averaging six to eight hours a day. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

A SMALL RANCH/AIRBNB in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of
Vermont has a position available for a caretaker. This is a year
round live-in position. Verifiable experience with the care and
exercising of horses is required. Team/wagon driving and
husbandry experience with other farm animals is definitely
helpful. Any construction or trade skills, equipment operating
would also be a big plus. A two bedroom barn apartment with all
utilities is provided along with a negotiable monthly stipend
depending on experience. While the primary responsibility is
animal care, there is also building and grounds work, and guest
services. This is a lifestyle position on a ranch, not a 9-5 job.
Couples are welcome, however, the job offered is for one person.
A well behaved dog is welcome and a horse or two may be
negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 1, 2023

GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta now through July 31. I had
another person who was due to show up today, but she canceled
because of her recent illness. 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 two cats who 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 cats. 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 provide
more detailed instructions on what to do with my cats, garden and
home when I am away. Thank you.

MICHIGAN

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a 5-cabin plus main home family
compound with a private lake in northern Michigan. Your
responsibilities would be guest relations, cabin and home
housekeeping, including towel and linen laundry between guests,
routine maintenance and repairs and lawn cutting. Lodging is
provided in a completely refurbished like new small farmhouse
cottage with a whole house generator in exchange for specified
duties. We are located in northern Michigan (south of the
Mackinaw bridge) near a designated wilderness area cherished for
its pristine lakes and old growth forest. This is a great place
to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, enjoy nature or simply relax. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

NEW JERSEY 

INNKEEPER OR COUPLE needed for a historic Inn and B&B. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in the middle of 1,000 acres of
New Jersey botanical gardens. The successful candidates will be a
one-person or couple team. Absolutely no children and no pets
allowed. They will operate the 20 room Inn, serving breakfast
only (no bar or restaurant) and working with and directing the
cleaning staff/front office daily, and making guests happy and
comfortable with their stay with us. We use ResNexus for all
guests. The Inn is open five days a week, and caterers weddings
and special events on sight with a catering team in place. The
new keepers will start operations in May 2023, following
training. Pay is $50,000 per year plus a monthly bonus based on
reviews and occupancy which can be $10,000 to $20,000 more. Full
room and board are included at the cost to you. To apply,
applicants should email questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 24, 2023

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Looking for a person
who is healthy in body, mind, and spirit, honest and clean.
Someone retired who does not have to make a living. Need someone
to help me take care of one elderly standard poodle and some
gardening this summer. In exchange for living in beautiful
surroundings with gas heat, electricity, and the internet. Need
someone with an open heart and a formal Spiritual practice –
someone who has boundaries and an open heart. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

GREETINGS, here is an opportunity for a semi-retired individual
with a love for the arts, photography or writer is preferred.
I’m looking to share my space (private room with a private
entrance) in exchange for some light housekeeping, occasional dog
sitting for a King Charles Cavalier and some housesitting when
traveling. Also, willing to compensate for some interior/exterior
creative painting, landscaping projects with moss stones and some
roddies that need some attention. The property is just east of
Asheville, North Carolina. Serious inquiries and your
availability would be greatly appreciated. This is available
short or long-term! Please email Theo at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

PART-TIME RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a 900 acre property on the
southern Oregon coast. Need a dependable onsite caretaker for our
ranch/farm in the Brookings, Oregon area. This position is “as
needed” and includes a studio apartment, and a negotiable
salary. Duties include animal care while the owners are away,
help with fence building, cattle duties, possibly rental property
management and other ranch duties when needed. This would be
perfect for a retired person, part-time person or someone who
just loves animals and secluded living, and who doesn’t mind
hard work. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN/COUPLE WANTED near Benalla (a small city
located on the Broken River gateway to the High Country in the
northeastern region of Victoria). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking
for a caretaker couple to assist us with the running of the
campground, and also caretake for us while we take a short break.
Duties will include mowing, cleaning, and some maintenance from
the end of May to September 2023. Free powered site provided for
your RV and some remuneration for duties undertaken. Please
contact us via mobile on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Looking for a person
who is healthy in body, mind, and spirit, honest and clean.
Someone retired who does not have to make a living. Need someone
to help me take care of one elderly standard poodle and some
gardening this summer. In exchange for living in beautiful
surroundings with gas heat, electricity, and the internet. Need
someone with an open heart and a formal Spiritual practice –
someone who has boundaries and an open heart. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT INNKEEPER/CHEF NEEDED for a beautiful
Windsor, Vermont area historic Bed & Breakfast Inn. We need an
Innkeeper with culinary experience who can assist the Innkeeper
most of the day and the Executive Chef part of the day. The
dining room is open for guests’ breakfast and dinner for the
public. Inn room lodging is available until nearby housing is
found. No smoking on the property. Requirements: At least three
years of experience managing or assisting in managing an upscale
Inn, B&B, or boutique hotel with at least 15 accommodations, and
Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager experience in an upscale restaurant
or inn dining room. Compensation: Base salary in the $55,000 to
$75,000 range, depending on experience, healthcare options,
incentive bonus, paid time off, 401K with no matching
contribution. We will also consider an Assistant Innkeeper or a
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager separately. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker couple available. We have many years of farming,
ranching and construction experience. We have been self-employed
and can operate most equipment. Ron is very hands-on, with a good
eye for details. We are very clean, neat, and tidy. We are
Christians, do not do drugs or alcohol, and have clean driving
records. We do not lie, cheat, or steal. Resumes available. If
interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you, Ron.

Monday, April 17, 2023

IDAHO

SEASONAL ASSISTANT CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The
Assistant Caretaker has a variety of duties shared by three
people (and volunteer help), including understanding and
embracing the vision of Big Creek Lodge, cheerfully
greeting/serving guests, answering questions, help coordinate
activities, relate area history, planning, preparing and serving
meals and drinks (including wine/beer), ordering and
storing/handling food and drink, supplies, and merchandise,
cleaning the lodge and guest rooms, including the yurt, and
maintaining clean linens, planning for guests via reservation
data from our website, collecting payments for services and
goods, basic record keeping, mowing and watering the lawn;
irrigating pasture, maintaining buildings and equipment,
performing minor maintenance as needed, cutting/splitting
firewood as needed, disposing of garbage, assist in collecting
donations for the foundation on-site, promoting Big Creek Lodge
via the website/social media posts, delegating appropriate work
to volunteers when available, understanding and meeting
operational requirements of USFS special use permit, maintaining
productive relationships with USFS, neighbors, outfitters, etc.,
managing controllable costs, and assisting customers with
emergencies and other issues as needed. You must have a valid
drivers’ license and be able to lift 50 lbs. The schedule is
very flexible and can vary from day-to-day depending on customer
checkouts and scheduled lunches. Idaho Aviation Foundation offers
a salary of $525/week along with both room and board. If you like
to work hard and play hard off the grid in a rugged setting -
then this job may be for you! To apply, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail it to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME EQUINE HELP NEEDED at a horse ranch in St Matthews,
South Carolina. Responsibilities will include duties to feed,
groom, paint, rake, weed, and get the horses to eat. These are
general horse farm duties. A small apartment with a salary is
included. To apply please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON OR A COUPLE to live in a very nice studio
apartment on a 10 acre farm in Stamford, Vermont. I live next
door in the farmhouse and the garage apartment is completely
private with a great view of the mountains. It has a full kitchen
and bath. You will have indoor parking for the winter (a car is
essential). In exchange for very low rent (negotiable), I need
light yard work, snow shoveling in the winter and leaf raking in
the fall. Some pool maintenance and occasional dog-sitting for
Lulu (an adorable and loving border collie). The property is 20
minutes from Williamstown, Massachusetts and 10 minutes from
North Adams, Massachusetts where Mass Moca is located. There are
lots of cultural and social events in these towns. If you like to
garden, there is 1/2 acre of flat land right next to the garage
for planting. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Available June
15.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 10, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

PART-TIME CARETAKER SOUGHT IMMEDIATELY in Paso Robles, California
on a 22 acre farm/ranch. Help out with the day-to-day chores
feeding/watering/managing small livestock (one to two hours
daily) in exchange for RV space and utilities (30A-50A hookup,
water, Internet), access to shared communal kitchen plus
facilities. This is for a motivated, capable (lift 50-lbs),
honest, reliable/dependable single or couple. Hosting work is
separate from farm/ranch caretaker duties and paid generously
$500 - $2,000 per month seasonally, depending on bookings. Remote
worker/digital Nomad friendly but must be flexible for part-time
duties. To apply, please forward questions and/or your resume
with experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

PRIVATE 1,700 ACRE ISLAND off Cape Cod - Looking for an
experienced, hardworking, resourceful couple to manage an island
farm with three summer rental houses. This is a lifestyle change,
a homesteader's dream. It is an opportunity to live in a pristine
setting in a one-of-a-kind farmhouse that overlooks a private
harbor. It requires a careful balance between isolation and
hospitality. In the summer months the rental houses are filled
with vacationers. During the winter months the island is empty.
It is a full-time job for two people in the summer and a part
time job in the winter. Duties include maintenance of buildings
and farm equipment, operation of island boat, assistance to
visitors, maintaining island vegetable garden, island patrol,
trail mowing and maintenance, management of livestock, and light
record keeping. The position of Island Manager requires a
hardworking farmer's mentality and the ideal candidate must have
a can-do attitude and be able to adjust strategies on the fly.
Advanced boating skills are a necessity. Strong mechanical skills
and carpentry skills are needed. Position includes a $70,000/year
salary, housing and all utilities, usage of island boat,
vacation, and contribution toward health insurance. Please email
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

COMMON SENSE IS MY NUMBER ONE ASSET. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, April 7, 2023

ALASKA 

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Alaska starting June 1:
(1) A hospitality hostess and cleaning person needed in Homer,
Alaska for the June 1 - September 1 season. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.
(2) A tour person is needed to give historic, educational tours
on a 4 generation family homestead in Homer, Alaska beginning
June 1. Duties will also include some yard and building
maintenance. Accommodation will be provided. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER NEEDED. The Caretaker/Ranch Manager
performs a full range of duties on a 1,000+ acre private ranch
property in Sonoma County. You will be responsible for ranch
security, overall maintenance of the roads, barn, grounds, and
house, and the operation and maintenance of ranch equipment
(chainsaws, mowers, log splitter, tractor, etc.). This position
requires a minimum of ten years of experience working on a farm
or ranch, or related experience, and you will need to have the
ability to access areas that may only be accessible by climbing
ladders. Smoking and tobacco use are prohibited on the ranch
property. You will need to communicate effectively in English
both orally and in writing. The salary is $50,000+ and varies
with your experience and skill set. A two-bedroom caretaker house
will be provided on the property. A full list of requirements and
responsibilities will be provided to candidates. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TENNESSEE 

NORTHEASTERN TENNESSEE OFFER: A 30 Amp full hookup RV site is
available, overlooking a river and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Will accommodate up to 30' RV or tiny house. This is an eight
acre semi private site, with wildlife, and convenient to the Tri
Cities. Exchange: Caretaking responsibilities including mowing
one acre, light landscaping, and Airbnb turnover. Candidates must
be in good physical condition. No major disabilities, addictions,
or drama. Background checks required. We have a 30 day trial
period with the possibility of a long-term arrangement. Prefer
singles, possibly couples, but no children or pets. Please send a
selfie and RV photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello! I am a 62-year-old male looking for a full-time salaried
position ... in the past 30 years I have performed a lot of side
work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and interior repairs
and updates. I also have 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 ... the
last four years I have been working for a construction based
business. I need to find the next adventure to take me through
the next 10 plus years. You can contact me by phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing from you!!

Monday, April 3, 2023

PENNSYLVANIA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL for a long-term situation on a
60 acre farm in York, Pennsylvania. Must like dogs and have some
horse care experience. Housing is provided in a 1,350 sq. ft.
house, one bedroom, 1½ bathes, a large kitchen with fireplace,
washer/dryer, air-conditioning, and all utilities included.
Duties: horse care (for three), pet sitting, light gardening,
pool and pond maintenance, and other small jobs. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VIRGINIA 

HELP NEEDED AT OUR UNIQUE PROPERTY in the Blue Ridge Mountains of
Southwest Virginia. We designed and built this 6,500 sq. ft. home
to retire in and pass on to our kids almost 20 years ago. We did
not expect to leave, but had an amazing opportunity and decided
to leave our home. We now live outside the United States. We
started in 2019 with the concept of doing a proper BnB, but COVID
cut that off, and we pivoted to a VRBO type rental. The property
is unique and has huge potential. Without any real marketing we
were able to fully rent the property by the week through the
summer high season. Currently we are profitable at just 33%
occupancy! We are looking for someone to come and live at the
property, maintain it, help market, and build the brand as a high
end retreat center and family gathering space. If this sounds
interesting to you, we would love to talk to you. To learn more,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

FULL-TIME GROUNDSKEEPER NEEDED at a family-owned cattle ranch in
north-central Wyoming. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a large
family-owned cattle ranch in the Bighorn Basin of north-central
Wyoming with several facilities managed by a facilities team. We
need an experienced and capable groundskeeper to work as part of
our team performing landscaping, irrigation, and daily
groundskeeping maintenance and projects. Those facilities include
16+ residences, 3+ commercial office and event facilities, and
three aviation facilities, all requiring structured
groundskeeping attention during all seasons. This is a full-time,
year-round position. Benefits include paid personal time off,
insurance – medical, dental, and vision (available for a family
as well), residence with utilities paid – electric, gas, water
and internet, family housing available, and a work vehicle. We
have lower annual snowfall than other parts of Wyoming, with very
little wind – we’re in a part of Wyoming that doesn’t have
the intense Wyoming winds. We have beautiful and diverse scenery.
Desired qualifications include commercial and residential
irrigation installation and maintenance (this job does not
include oversight of ranch crop irrigation systems), the ability
to bring our landscaping vision to life through both installation
and maintenance, tree trimming, planting and removal, have lawn,
weed, and flower bed maintenance programs experience, have the
ability to manage the health of our grasses, flowers, plants, and
trees do small engine repair (mowers, snow blowers, weed eaters,
chainsaws, etc.), and be able to do large equipment operations
and transport (skid steer, mini-ex, dump truck, snowplow, etc.).
Must have a Wyoming driver’s license (within six months) and be
insurable by the ranch’s standards. Must be able to work well
with a great team. Must be able to provide both personal and
professional references upon request. Salary will be $40,000 -
$50,000 depending on experience. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then to apply, please send your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

IRELAND BOUND: I am looking for a housesitter position in the
County Donegal area, from June 4th to July 20th. I have been a
house/pet sitter since 2001 and have great references. Single,
trustworthy, and looking forward to being in Ireland. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, March 30, 2023

COLORADO

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to fill its summer staff
positions. These are seasonal positions from May 15th to
September 15th on the beautiful Taylor River located near Crested
Butte and Gunnison, Colorado. The Taylor River Ranch is a private
high-end guest ranch by invitation only. The owners invite two to
three couples each week. The ranch is all about fly fishing,
hiking, food, and relaxing. We are looking to fill three
positions: two wait, cleaning, and gardening staff. We bring in
lots of flowers for summer gardens. Also need a yard, firewood,
and maintenance person. Couples are welcome to apply. We have a
spot for an RV and one nice apartment with two beds. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is a wonderful place to spend your
summer!

HAWAII 

ONE OR TWO DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO FREE PEOPLE NEEDED to help
while I go to the mainland for five months. Located in Orchidland
Estates, which is six miles south of Keaau in the Puna District
on the Big Island. Not sure if I'm taking my dog yet. So, if my
dog stays it will involve dog care. He is an older friendly dog.
Other duties would be lawn mowing, hand weeding, and security.
This place has regular electricity and water collected from the
roof. You will have a fridge and cook stove in a converted
shuttle bus. This place is organic, beginning to make it to a
permaculture style. It’s not a fancy place. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

THE HISTORIC XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Separate 501c3), overlooking
Chautauqua Lake in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, seeks a House Manager
position this summer 2023. This is a western New York location.
Competitive pay, beautiful housing at the Clubhouse, Institution
gate, and parking pass included. Ideally, early to mid-June start
through a week or two after Labor Day. The job description
includes taking care of the weekly guests (four room rentals - no
meals provided to renters), and event and program set-up during
the busy summer schedule. Manage the house daily with two
additional junior staff members—an excellent job for the right
person (male or female). Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking a live in/live on property manager/caretaker position in
the New England area. I have 18 years of experience on an
old-line estate for a Newport, Rhode Island family. My skills
include stone work, carpentry, painting, minor
electrical/plumbing, and auto maintenance. I am also familiar
with smart controls, landscaping/tree, and pool services. No job
is too big or too small. I’m an excellent team player, with a
can-do attitude. Impeccable references available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 27, 2023

COLORADO 

FULL-TIME RANCH/FARM HAND NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Burns, Colorado. Family and couples are welcome. This job is for
a well-rounded experienced ranch caretaker. Duties will include
all phases of cattle work, fencing, irrigation, haying, and
feeding. This is a large remote Colorado Mountain ranch. Housing
is provided for a small family or couple. This is not a cowboy
job. Salary will be $2,750.00, plus housing and utilities, and
healthcare. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (OR INDIVIDUAL) interested in working
part-time as live-in Innkeepers at a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Madison, Indiana. This opportunity would be great for a retired
couple looking for an adventure in a great small town. Looking
for live-in Innkeepers who have flexible work from home role(s),
or individuals interested in running or owning a B&B to learn the
trade and try it out. Our Bed & Breakfast is a small operation
with four rentable rooms. Currently the season is March through
mid-December, allowing for time off or winter travel, if desired,
in addition to in-season time off. The duties include guest
check-in, some online reservations, cooking and serving
breakfast, laundry, and housekeeping oversight (we hire someone
to turn rooms). The compensation includes on-site residence (six
rooms) with utilities and internet plus monthly salary with
year-end bonus. No pets or smoking please. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi! My 22-year-old son and I are looking to move back to Arizona.
I'm a CNA and have been a professional housekeeper and caregiver.
I have a job offer in Kingman and we are selling our home but
wish to be there now and we can clean and maintain your place,
water your plants, take care of your animals and he does online
work so there's always someone looking after your place! We can
commit for six months to a year, please let us know ASAP, close
to Kingman is ideal. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, March 24, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS are needed in Northcliffe, in the lower
southwest region of Western Australia, about 28 kilometers south
of the town of Pemberton. The owner will be travelling overseas
from April 5th until April 23rd. We are a small 30 bay caravan
park with three cabins to clean and make up, ablutions and the
camper’s kitchen. There will be three alpacas to feed and
Kangaroos in the park. If you’re in Western Australia, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time, live-in
Innkeeper for our beautiful five room bed and breakfast located
in East Hampton, Connecticut. The job responsibilities include
greeting the guests, answering phone calls, replying to emails,
social media, housekeeping, room changeovers, food shopping,
preparing and serving breakfasts for guests and making sure all
aspects of the guests stay are satisfactory. Compensation
includes a room in the Mansion including all utilities and a
percentage of the room and event sales. To apply, please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND GRADING BUSINESS ASSISTANT
needed in Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia at Tallulah
Headwaters. We are looking for a strong, energetic, capable
person (or couple), with a varied skill set, to assist us with
property maintenance and care, as well as assisting with our
grading/excavation/hardscape business in the Hayesville (Shooting
Creek), NC area. Skills desired include some basic carpentry,
basic electrical/plumbing, and hardscape/landscape work.
Operation of (or assisting with site prep around) heavy
equipment, and mechanical skills. Welding and woodworking
knowledge is a plus, but not necessary – more important than
anything is a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and do
whatever is necessary to get the job done for our clients, and
assist us on the property, from running errands and trash runs,
to assisting in the building of structures, tree removal and
other tasks. Must like animals (dogs/cats), as we have them on
our property, and you must be comfortable with remote living –
since we are 40 minutes, one way, to the closest town! No pets
and kids preferred, but this can be discussed with the right
candidate/couple. Housing, with all utilities paid, ATV provided
and salary depends on experience. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

CARETAKER/COUPLE needed in Bandon, Oregon from July 16 to 21,
2023. We have chickens, turkeys, and a garden. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for other dates and more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am a physically fit individual with a background in Fitness and
Security (Executive Protection). My name is Kalvin Evans and I am
50 years young! Extremely adventurous, respectful, dependable,
and responsible. Air Force veteran with a background in
linguistics and 20+ years of experience ranging from farming to
wellness to prepping. Currently, I live in Colorado and I’m
looking for the perfect opportunity that's mutually beneficial.
All possible opportunities are considered. Please visit my site
at https://xodusadventures.fitbudd.com for more information. Or
you can email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put "Caretaker
Gazette ad response" in the subject line. Thank you!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER ASSISTANT COUPLE needed. We are situated in the
beautiful Scenic Rim area of Queensland with many national parks
at our doorstep and a river and creek running through our
property. We are a camping ground with caravan sites and are
busiest on weekends, being only two hours from Brisbane and Gold
Coast. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired couple to
come and park their motorhome or caravan and work with us. Must
be fit and non-smoking. Some of the duties for the caretaker
assistant couple position include, but are not limited to:
caretaker duties, office/reception work, general cleaning,
amenities cleaning, yard and general maintenance and routine park
tasks. Immediate start. To enquire or apply please contact us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

MARYLAND

CARETAKER NEEDED. 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.

NEW MEXICO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER from May 1 until the
end of August (about 16 weeks, 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! Our house is
located just outside of town. There are a few amenities like a
sauna, whirlpool, and an open fireplace. 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

OKLAHOMA

HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED in Oklahoma. We are a performance horse
ranch that specializes in team roping. We are adding another area
to this program: Broodmare and babies. If you are interested in a
barn help/caretaker/breeding program let me know. This job is not
just for mares and babies. The actual breeding season is short.
We provide housing, paid utilities, a ranch truck, beef, and
partial insurance benefits plus 401k after 90 days and a salary.
We are located outside of Tulsa, OK, in Sand Springs. If you’re
interested, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME EQUINE HELP NEEDED at a horse ranch in St Matthews,
South Carolina. Responsibilities will include duties to feed,
groom, paint, rake, weed, and get the horses to eat. These are
general horse farm duties. A small apartment with a salary is
included. To apply please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

LIVE IN PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Vermont. This
position requires knowledge of farm equipment and handyman
skills. Primary responsibilities are care and maintenance of
grounds and seven structures on the property. Candidates must
have a driver's license and be willing to work flexible hours.
Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, pasture
maintenance, weeding, mulching, barn maintenance, fence, and
general repairs. Daily feeding and care of two horses, 10
alpacas, and six sheep as well as stall cleaning is required. The
ideal candidate must also have excellent hospitality skills, the
ability to prioritize daily responsibilities and guests’ needs
and the ability to communicate efficiently through texting. This
is a salaried position with a caretaker house included. We are
looking for a long-term employee who takes pride in their job.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. We are a responsible couple with two cats
living in Grafton, a small town in Windham County (10 minutes
from Chester, VT). We are looking for a housesitter from June 1
and lasting a few months (we’re not certain when we will be
returning from overseas at this point). 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 AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, March 20, 2023

NEBRASKA

PET AND HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our large home in Papillion, NE
starting around May 20 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 the 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.

NEW YORK

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, seeks a
year-round Innkeeper. We are looking for a long-term live-in
Innkeeper for our Luxury Boutique three guest room B&B, located
in a seaside community on Long Island. Free room and board.
Looking for a non-smoking, positive, high-energy-active
individual who enjoys providing exemplary guest services with a
do-what-it-takes attitude. You would report directly to the
onsite Owner. Innkeeping and housekeeping experience is a plus
but we will train the right person. Job duties including but not
limited to: greeting guests, check in/out housekeeping (watering
plants/room setup/laundry/food prep, etc.). Supervision of
property, admin tasks and assisting guests if needed during their
stay. $500/week independent contractor with end of high season
bonus. Background check and references required. Please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

PENNSYLVANIA 

YEAR ROUND CARETAKER NEEDED for a historic private hunting and
fishing club in Pike County, Pennsylvania. We are a 120-year-old
hunting and fishing club with 3,000 private acres and two lakes.
We have an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time caretaker
to maintain our property and handle maintenance for the clubhouse
and outbuildings. Must have hands-on experience with carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, and outside maintenance. An attractive
compensation package includes a competitive salary and free
on-site housing including utilities. Please email your resume and
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Newport Beach, California. Need
a responsible and respectful duo to work Tuesday through Saturday
for a busy couple who travel a lot. Responsibilities include
overseeing and maintaining the interior and exterior of the home.
The job description includes: detailed housekeeping, laundry and
ironing, meal service, houseman, exterior and yard maintenance,
and vehicle maintenance. Qualifications: 
    - Must have a reliable car, and a valid driver’s license
with a clean record.
    - Two or more years of high end verifiable domestic
experience.
Accommodation and salary to be discussed. Please submit your
updated resume for immediate consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

OUR COLORADO MOUNTAIN PROPERTY needs a housesitter from May 15
through October 31, 2023. A couple or single person is 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. 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.

NEW MEXICO 

SILVER CITY, NM: Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
the grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include
maintaining livestock water, electric fence, feeding livestock,
guardian dogs, and closing and opening corral gates. A large RV
with all utilities furnished. Approximately 11 hours of work per
week. Extra hours paid. Starts early April to November. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HELP NEEDED in North Canterbury. We seek applicants willing to
average 45 - 55 hours per week, five to six days per week with
guaranteed minimum hours until the end of June 2023! No
experience necessary. Living and working amongst the foothills of
North Canterbury. Located 90 minutes north of Christchurch and 60
minutes south of Kaikoura. Free transport to and from work daily
from the accommodation (10 - 15 minutes from work). Please refer
to our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email for more information
about the role or the accommodation options. Pay will be $25 per
hour. All applicants must be based in New Zealand currently, be
able to work legally, and have a New Zealand bank account and IRD
number.

WEST VIRGINIA

SEEKING A PART-TIME/FULL-TIME CARETAKER to work a homestead and
early development stages for a regenerative farm,
educational/event space in Randolph County, West Virginia. The
land is primarily forest, with several acres of cleared pasture.
The caretaker must have their own living arrangements and can set
up space on the property. Food and free living space will be
provided in exchange for work on projects equivalent to
approximately four hours of work per day. Please have experience
in land planning/development, building structures, construction,
caring for livestock, cutting trees, planting and tending crops,
and use of tools and equipment. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature couple, educator and interior designer looking to house
sit in New York City or Brooklyn, would also consider anywhere in
New England, anytime during June and July. Extremely reliant,
will care for your home, plants, not cats due to allergies.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ALASKA

ALASKA OPPORTUNITY: Now taking applications for summer
workers/interns for our fabulous 600 acre Kilcher family
homestead near Homer, Alaska from mid-April through September.
Ideally, we are looking for a minimum commitment of one month or
longer. Jobs include: help in hospitality business, cleaning,
yard and orchard maintenance, general farm chores, gardening
(garden space available for personal use), haying, fence
maintenance, livestock care. Experience with heavy equipment,
dozers, excavators, trucks is useful. Knowledge of yard machines,
small engines, chainsaws, carpentry, masonry, saw milling a plus.
Accommodation includes an off grid tiny house, campers, cabins,
and a co-ed bunk room and a basement apartment with amenities.
Beach access and hiking trails. Stipend for over 20 hours/week
and provide your own food. An opportunity for extra income from
side jobs is available. Use of ATV and 4x4 for transport on this
large property (or bring your own vehicle). We are energetic
seniors looking for extra pairs of hands and feet with good work
ethic and positive energy to get things done! Applicants will be
working alongside us and must also be able to work alone. No pets
please. No alcohol, drugs, health issues. We promote a healthy,
spiritual lifestyle. Every day is a guaranteed adventure! A
longer term, year round position would be available for the right
person(s). We look forward to sharing our homesteading life with
you! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

NOW HIRING. Need a live-in caretaker/driver for a semi-retired
mature individual male. This is a full-time salaried position,
based on experience. Duties required in two locations (Hollywood
Hills, CA/Lake Tahoe, NV), to assist the employer in performing
daily tasks. Must be willing to travel between both locations.
Separate housing provided on both properties with a private
entrance. No outside personal entertaining will be permitted on
any of the employer's properties. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM
OF THREE YEARS LIVE-IN PROPERTY EXPERIENCE, and checkable
references. Must possess good communication and organizational
skills, and have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions.
Basic computer knowledge, internet, and email skills necessary.
Bilingual English/Spanish speaking is helpful. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA 

AN IOWA BISON AND CATTLE RANCH, surrounded by woods and pastures,
is seeking a caretaker 10 hours a week plus occasional ranch and
pet sitting in exchange for room and board, and a small monthly
stipend. This is a woman-owned, grassfed operation. We welcome
anyone interested in learning more about grazing and sustainable
agriculture. No experience necessary, but must be willing to lift
50lbs, learn to drive a tractor and skid steer, and walk long
distances to check fence lines. Absolutely no smokers or drug
use. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, March 13, 2023

OREGON 

MOTEL MANAGER NEEDED in Lincoln City, Oregon. Looking for a
long-term motel manager to live onsite. Our lodging facility is a
newly remodeled 18-room motel with no amenities. We pride
ourselves on offering clean and comfortable rooms to our guests
for a great value. The motel is located in a tourist town that is
known for its scenic hiking trails and its pristine ocean views.
We are looking for a couple who are responsible, detail-oriented,
organized, friendly, and energetic. Innkeeping experience is
highly preferred. Responsibilities include reservations,
housekeeping, laundry, social media/online presence, guest
relations, and property maintenance. The compensation package
includes a two bedroom house with utilities paid for, free use of
our company van, and profit sharing on top of an annual salary.
Potential candidates will be asked to undergo a background check.
If interested, please feel free to apply by emailing us a brief
intro message along with your contact information, resume, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Southwest Texas. This is an excellent
opportunity for a responsible, self-motivated person who loves
wildlife and the outdoors! This would be especially perfect for a
retiree being it is a small hunting lease, but we will consider
anyone. Applicants must take care of the animals and be a good
‘handy man’ type to be able to make all types of repairs,
including fencing and mechanical. Must be able to communicate to
the owner in English. Housing provided for up to two people
maximum. A salary of $2,000/month is negotiable (based on
experience), plus housing and utilities provided. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Senior couple seeking a new, long-term, caretaker/housesitter
position (owner is selling his house). Been caretakers for the
last 20 years. Responsible, no pets, no children, clean
lifestyle: healthy and fit, excellent diet, no drugs, alcohol,
medicine, or smoking. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for our
profile and pictures and/or call to discuss at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

COLORADO

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE POSITION AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Come use your skills and live in the Rocky Mountains! Our
beautiful dude ranch is located right along the Colorado River
and surrounded by public lands. Hike, fish, camp, ride and
explore the Rockies in your off time! Room and board are included
in this position. Our season runs from May 8th (flexible arrival
date) to the beginning of October. Possible discussion of
housing/part time winter position for maintenance if there is an
interest. The maintenance position may include, but not limited
to: maintaining vehicles, servicing equipment and
repairing/maintaining ranch buildings. Must be able to operate
equipment and general plumbing/electrical knowledge a huge bonus.
We seek individuals who are self-motivated, have a positive
attitude and willingness to learn, work great with others, will
be friendly and outgoing with our guests and always ready to help
where needed. Lodging and excellent food is included on top of
hourly pay or possible salary. Come use your skills and enjoy all
the adventures and amenities of the ranch where you’ll live!
You can submit an application through our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 
 
ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Come experience Hawaii. 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 18+ hours weekly
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 April 15, 2023. If hired, one
can expect a round trip ticket from your nearest major U.S.
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, no smoking of any kind, and responsible alcohol use! We are
not accepting applicants who intend to bring children or pets.
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 32+ 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 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, Zoom, WhatsApp, 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.

MICHIGAN

HURON HOUSE, an award winning Select Registry property located in
charming Oscoda, Michigan seeks an Assistant Manager for our 18
room property. This position is intended for an individual with a
passion for hospitality and creating memorable guest experiences.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of experience
in a similar position. This is a hands on, physically demanding
position, applicants seeking a 9-5 desk job need not apply. The
ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail oriented professional
with a passion for guest service and the ability to manage guest
and staff concerns in a timely and professional manner. The most
important quality is a positive attitude. Our staff enjoys coming
to work and we expect our Assistant to maintain and nurture this
positive work environment. Housing with utilities and
compensation based on experience is offered. Non-smokers, pets
allowed. Please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or couple to
work as our year-round caretaker and irrigator for a beautiful,
remote ranch in the mountains outside of Cody, Wyoming. The
manager will be responsible for irrigating ranch fields and for
all aspects of care and maintenance of the ranch fields,
buildings, and equipment that support a summer and fall cattle
operation (we have cattle at the property from June through
November). We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic,
hard-working, handy, safety oriented, and a self-starter - able
to take initiative to keep the ranch running smoothly and
efficiently. This is a year-round position, which requires
someone who doesn’t mind living in a remote location (one hour
and 15 minutes from Cody, WY), through all seasons. This position
includes housing paid and provided by the Ranch, including water,
electric, and all utilities. Paid vacation, workers comp, health
insurance contribution, annual bonus. Spring, Summer, and Fall
job responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
-- Set up all irrigation systems in the Spring. Drain and
winterize the irrigation system in the Fall.
-- Move wheel lines daily, pivots, gated pipe.
-- Work closely with Ranch owners and make recommendations for
irrigation system improvements and carry out upgrade projects.
-- Monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and fix any issues
-- Spray and remove noxious weeds
-- Maintain perimeter fence around private property
-- Check and maintain water troughs for cattle
-- Assist with cattle shipping and receiving as needed
-- General building and equipment maintenance and upkeep
Winter job responsibilities and special projects include, but are
not limited to:
-- Clean and organize buildings and equipment storage shops.
-- Welding repair and enhancement projects for equipment,
buildings, etc.
-- Carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs to ranch housing and
buildings
-- Regular snow plowing/removal.
Requirements: must be willing to live at the ranch year-round,
have a valid driver’s license, equipment operating ability
(skid steer, excavator, backhoe), welding experience preferred,
mechanical aptitude strongly preferred, be able to
move/lift/maneuver up to 75 lbs., and have no pets inside ranch
houses. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include in the subject line of your email the job title:
Caretaker & Irrigator - CCR. We look forward to hearing from
you!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Couple seeking a job on a smaller ranch or a caretaker job. We
have years of experience with calving, doctoring, roping, horse
care, feedlot, irrigation, haying, and all types of ranching
jobs. We have an excellent resume with excellent references
available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are willing to
relocate.

Monday, March 6, 2023

CALIFORNIA 

WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITY – A large one bedroom/one bath home with
a big yard in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California is
available for an individual/couple who have koi pond and Japanese
garden maintenance expertise. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual or couple to care for our koi ponds and Japanese
gardens on our 7-acre permaculture homestead in Felton. It is a
beautiful heritage property with 400-year-old oaks, an 8-year-old
food forest, organic food and medicinal gardens, koi ponds, and
Japanese-style meditation gardens. We are looking for someone for
whom this is their dream job, in a phase of life where you feel
rooted and not traveling a lot. We are in a quiet phase of life
and looking for someone who can contribute to the stewardship of
this land in a quiet and thoughtful way. 
BENEFITS: 
- You will have your own, private one bedroom/one bath home with
a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and a bonus
loft/office. The house has a large, fenced backyard with a deck
and Japanese maples. Onsite parking. Available April 1st. Rent is
$2,400/month.
- We will guarantee you 20 hours of work per week at $30/hour to
cover the cost of rent.
- Share of organic fruit, vegetables, and medicinal herbs from
the property
- Convenient location, seven minutes to downtown Felton, 15
minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, and 45 minutes to San Jose.
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
- Driver’s license
- Koi and pond maintenance expertise
- Japanese garden and pruning expertise
- Responsive on text as property needs arise (taking care of
emergencies if they come up after hours)
LIFESTYLE:
- No smoking
- Quiet
- Clean background check
- No unannounced visitors
If this sounds like a fit for you, please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

HAWAII 

INNKEEPER NEEDED for a beautiful five unit bed and breakfast in
South Kona in Kealakekua Bay, a short distance from the ocean.
The job consists of monitoring check ins/check outs and keeping
the place clean and organized. Cooking skills are highly valued.
The job is suitable for a single, mature, responsible woman,
retired or working from home. Some basic computer skills are
required to access a user-friendly booking engine, responding to
emails, and taking phone calls. Applicants need to be in good
physical condition with professional house cleaning experience
and a kind personality. The job is available April 1st, and a one
year minimum commitment is requested. The workload is about 25
hours per week. Compensation includes a furnished apartment on
site with gorgeous views and use of the spa: swimming pool, hot
tub, and sauna. Monetary compensation available above a certain
number of hours. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND LIFESTYLE FOR A SINGLE OR LOW-IMPACT
COUPLE to manage and maintain our 5-acre historic farm on
Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment with a beautiful
west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic Mountains.
Includes a $1,500/month salary, utilities, and internet. The
large, sunny garden and abundantly mature fruit trees are waiting
for a green thumb. Around the clock love from all farm animals
including our herd of a dozen sheep and wonderful donkeys, Mack
and Jimmy. Our next generation watch dog is coming soon. Strong
work ethic, attention to detail, mechanical intuition, farm
caretaking experience and long-term commitment required. Duties
include: 
- Lawn care: mowing and weed-whacking
- Garden, orchard, and vineyard care
- Animal care: hay, grain, water and barn cleaning along with
routine medical/vet/farrier procedures. Manage inventory of feed
and supplements.
- Maintain farm equipment: tractor, riding lawn mower, various
gas-powered tools, etc.
- Preventative maintenance and mending of fences, gates, stalls,
etc.
- Comprehensive job description available.
Please send email inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Hey all! We, (Meg 34, Tim 40, our baby boy Cedar 1, and one black
lab) are looking to relocate to Asheville, North Carolina this
spring/summer. We’re finding it difficult to commute back and
forth from Tennessee as we look for land to buy, to homestead on,
so we are hoping that placing an ad here might help us find a
temporary place for a few months as we buy something and get
transitioned. We’re looking for a place in the three to nine
month range and that is of course very flexible. We would
absolutely love to take care of your property as you are away. We
are clean and respectable and very capable, definitely
self-starter types. Here are some of the services we can offer:
professional photography, landscaping, pet/ animal care (domestic
or farm) cleaning, Airbnb flipping, building, grounds
maintenance, (Tim owns a repair and maintenance service and has
building and mechanic skills as well). If you have anything or
know of anyone who does, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call or text us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you. Be well. 

Monday, February 27, 2023

ARKANSAS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my large home in Riverwalk Farm Estates in
Bentonville, AR. Will also need to care for my three dogs. Need
the housesitter to start around April 20 with an indefinite
time-period (at least four 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

WEST VIRGINIA

SEEKING A PART-TIME/FULL-TIME CARETAKER to work a homestead and
early development stages for a regenerative farm,
educational/event space in Randolph County, West Virginia. The
land is primarily forest, with several acres of cleared pasture.
The caretaker must have their own living arrangements and can set
up space on the property. Food and free living space will be
provided in exchange for work on projects equivalent to
approximately four hours of work per day. Please have experience
in land planning/development, building structures, construction,
caring for livestock, cutting trees, planting and tending crops,
and use of tools and equipment. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Couple seeking a job on a smaller ranch or a caretaker job. We
have years of experience with calving, doctoring, roping, horse
care, feedlot, irrigation, haying, and all types of ranching
jobs. We have an excellent resume with excellent references
available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are willing to
relocate.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

ARIZONA 

RANCH CARETAKER with RV needed. Seeking an experienced couple or
single for horse caretaking. My ranch is located in the mountains
of Southern Arizona, an hour south of Tucson. The work involves
feeding, manure removal, tractor work, ability to recognize
illness, cleaning and filling water tanks. Prefer someone with
handyman experience also. There will be lots of free time in the
day as the work is about two hours in the AM and PM, so the more
you can do the more you can earn. There are lots of opportunities
in the community also. Must be nonsmokers, no drugs or heavy
alcohol use, and able to do heavy lifting. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA

CARETAKER NEEDED at an Equestrian Center/Boarding Facility in
Danville, Indiana. This can be full-time or part-time. I am
looking for someone who is willing to give our horses the best
care possible. We have around 30 horses at our facility at all
times that need to be cared for 24/7. Duties will include
cleaning stalls, feeding and watering horses, putting horses out
to pasture, general cleaning (i.e., sweeping, taking out trash,
and keeping barn tidy), dragging indoor and outdoor riding arena.
Experience not required, and willing to train. There are
opportunities for riding and learning the fundamentals of horse
training. There is a possibility for housing. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

CHEF NEEDED for a rural New Hampshire Inn. Can start immediately!
Requirements: You need at least five years of experience as the
chef in charge of a 50-seat or larger restaurant in an Inn,
lodge, or boutique hotel. This is a permanent, full-time
position. Temporary Inn lodging can be provided while finding
housing. Benefits: $75,000 salary, healthcare assistance, paid
time off, and a 401(k) plan. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Professor and Teaching Artist at Large (erstwhile dairy hand and
horse trainer): An academic sabbatical offers us the opportunity
to travel from our home in DC. We are available April - August.
We're looking for adventure and a place to work on our academic
and creative projects while caring for the furry members of your
family, plants, home, and/or property. Between us, we offer
skills for property caretaking (one of us has served as a Quaker
Resident Caretaker); home and yard maintenance; indoor and
outdoor plant care; small family farm operation; and animal care,
both indoor pets and outdoor family animals (dogs, cats, fish
(indoor), horses (one of us grew up with Arabians), cows, goats,
geese, ducks, and chickens). Handy with tools, friendly and
community oriented. Minimum one week stay, longer engagements
preferred. Rural and urban, U.S. and abroad. References
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

NEW YORK

WE ARE AN UPSCALE, CHARMING, ONLY LITERARY THEMED HOTEL in the
United States at Chautauqua Institution in search of an immediate
Innkeeper, either a couple or a single person, to do marketing
and increase revenue for our Inn, which is now one the market for
sale. We’re looking for a temporary Innkeeper for eight months,
taking us into the fall. This could include housing at the hotel.
Salary is to be discussed during the interview. A typical day for
this person would be overseeing housekeeping, front desk,
breakfast, and making yourself available to the guests. Attention
to dinner details then finished for the day. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live on-site, in a
private residence on a Mason County, Washington estate property,
in exchange for duties performed. Duties include caring for a dog
and monitoring the property in the owner's absence. Some yard
work may be available, if desired, and agreed upon with the
owner. This is not a full-time job. You may be employed elsewhere
during weekday hours. This would be ideal for a retired person or
couple. Must be honest, with an excellent work history, pass a
background check and provide references. No smokers or pets.
Please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

WEST COAST CANADA | I am an Indigenous Medicine Woman local to
the Sea to Sky for 20 years. I would love to caretake and
practice land based medicine work, garden, teach, study, and
write curriculums. I am strong, active and have a diverse
background in business, marketing and film work. I train people
in Mountain Shamanism and Shamanic Yoga. I am manifesting to live
somewhere where I can have a permaculture garden, chickens, and
to live sustainably in a dwelling that might have a wood stove.
My teenager lives in Whistler so to live anywhere from North
Vancouver to Pemberton would be a true blessing. I have a website
and references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 13, 2023

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

NOW HIRING. Need a live-in caretaker/personal assistant/driver
for a semi-retired mature individual male. This is a full-time
salaried position, based on experience. Duties required in two
locations (Hollywood Hills, CA/Lake Tahoe, NV), to assist the
employer in performing daily tasks. Separate housing provided on
both properties with a private entrance. No outside personal
entertaining will be permitted on any of the employer’s
properties. Applicants must have a minimum of three years live-in
property experience, and checkable references. Must possess good
communication and organizational skills and have a valid
driver’s license with no restrictions. Must have experience to
drive/tow an automobile and boat trailer. Company car and cell
phone provided. Bookkeeping is not a requirement. Basic computer
knowledge, internet, and email skills necessary. Bilingual
English/Spanish speaking helpful. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

COUNTRY ESTATE CARETAKER/HANDYMAN AND HORSE ENTHUSIAST/TRAINER
needed in southern Oregon. Surrounded by groves of incredible
trees and mountainside views, abundant wildlife adds to the
picturesque beauty of this special place, private and serene
though located only several minutes from the town of Grants Pass.
This is not a working cattle ranch. Our few horses are for
pleasure only. We are looking to establish a long-term resident
for our Caretaker/Handyman position. Mature/retired individuals
are encouraged to apply as having a seasoned individual on site
for security and to assist with projects is desired. This person
does not need to be horse savvy. You will need to maintain forest
trails, feed burn piles and gather firewood especially during the
cooler wet months. Contribute at a comfortable pace and enjoy the
land. An additional opportunity is available for an experienced
Horsewoman or Horseman for our gentle, smart and affectionate
four-year-old Gelding who is a fun, focused and easy student.
This can be month-by-month. Compensation will be housing plus
internet and amenities, and the salary to be determined.
Applicants must be kind, conscientious individuals who take pride
in their work and have a genuine appreciation for nature and love
of animals. Importantly, no smokers, drug users or frequent
alcohol drinkers. A valid picture ID/background check and
references required. Accommodations available for one person only
for each position – no couples please. Please email an
introduction/resume, and include a contact number for a phone
interview to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions. Thank you
so much.

PENNSYLVANIA 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN INNKEEPER who is hands on,
enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated and people person to join
our team.  The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is in the charming town of
New Hope in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Duties
includes: overall running of the B&B and guest experience;
maintain condition and cleanliness of property; reservations and
guest check in and out, housekeeping and managing housekeepers;
cooking; breakfast preparation and service; light yard
work/gardening and maintenance; general household fixes,
participation in marketing activities and building business;
computer skills and social media skills a plus; weekends and
holidays required. Compensation is $32,000 annually, two weeks
paid vacation, tips, and additional bonus potential based on
bookings. A nice sunny Innkeeper apartment is included.
Relocation expenses allowance. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

RANCH ESTATE MANAGER NEEDED in Duck River, Tennessee. A
family-owned partnership is seeking a land manager for a
conservation and recreationally focused property about one hour
south of Nashville. You will need to manage the property for wild
northern bobwhites, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer. The
landowners are working with Dr. James Martin on restoring
bobwhites on the property, and the successful candidate will work
closely with Dr. Martin to facilitate the transition of dense
loblolly pine forest to pine savanna. Maintaining quality
aesthetics and infrastructure is important. The property is about
2,000 acres with diverse land cover types, unique landscape
features, and beautiful vistas. The property is well-equipped
including numerous tractors, a skid-steer, an excavator, and
associated implements. Housing options are available onsite for
the successful candidate and partner. Potential exists for
employment for the successful candidate’s partner. Essential
duties include but not limited to: conduct prescribed fires to
maintain bobwhite habitat, plant and maintain food plots for
wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities, maintain a
functioning and aesthetically pleasing road and trail network,
operate and maintain heavy equipment (including but not limited
to large tractors, excavators, skid-steers) in a safe manner,
maintain buildings and grounds, with support of hourly employees
and contractors, including landowner’s residence, guest house
and barn, numerous equipment sheds and barns, and two guest
houses, keep accurate records of management operations (e.g.
records of equipment maintenance, employee work schedules, and
counts of wildlife populations). The primary work schedule is
Monday - Friday with occasional weekend duties. Must be able to
routinely lift 50 lbs. and occasionally lift or move 100 lbs. The
salary will be $35,000 to $45,000 including housing or a housing
stipend, basic health insurance, paid time off, and retirement
benefits. To apply, please email your resume, a list of three
references, and a cover letter highlighting your fit for the
position to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by the close of business on
February 15, 2023. The start date for the position is June 1,
2023 (flexible).

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

57-year-old female looking for a new start. A personal assistant
or caretaker position would be ideal. Willing to travel (have a
valid passport). Location is immaterial. Skills and experience:
Caregiving - providing for daily needs, driving to/from
appointments, shopping, meal prep and cooking, medications,
hygiene, etc. Hospitality - F&B, on site property manager for two
years, high school teacher - six years, and broadcast journalist
- ten years. Computer savvy with both Google and Microsoft.
Excellent communicator. I grew up on a farm, so I'm not averse to
hard work. Creative problem solver. Don't smoke, seldom have a
glass of wine. I try to eat healthy. I love animals but I don't
have any pets. My kids are grown, I'm a grandma twice. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put Caretaker Gazette in the
subject line please.

Friday, February 10, 2023

ALASKA 

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, Alaska, summer 2023, from
mid-June – mid-August or mid-September. Your own RV (or tent)
is required. Free campsite and minimal pay for minimal work for
facilities and guest care at beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (No
RV hookups, Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views, fishing,
hiking, wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and reading. The
site has communal vault toilets, and a water hand pump. Personal
picnic table, fire ring. We provide the host: storage space
onsite, bikes, and tank dumping nearby. Bring your own
paddleboard/other gear. Dogs are welcome. We are located 24 miles
to town. See XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a small ranch outside of Caldwell,
Idaho. Couples welcome. Duties include ground maintenance,
maintaining the sprinkler system, planting, and replacing trees,
power washing buildings and all concrete, and washing trucks.
Backhoe and tractor experience needed. Work five hours per day;
Monday through Friday. Pay will be $2,000 per month for a couple
(house cleaning is also needed), or $1,200 per month for an
individual. Housing included. There is no room for any livestock
or pets. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND RANCH CARETAKER needed at Talus Wind Ranch.
Seeking a mature, responsible individual or couple to maintain
and care for a small farm/ranch located 40 miles southeast of
Santa Fe, New Mexico (near Galisteo/Stanley, NM). The ranch
caretaker(s) will be responsible for caring for a small number of
various livestock including, but not limited to: horses, donkeys,
sheep, hogs, chickens, dogs, and cats. The couple or individual
will work closely and collaboratively with the owner and Director
of Operations. Salary depends on qualifications and experience.
Requirements: a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving
record required, previous experience with trailer hauling/animal
hauling preferred, prior knowledge of ranch animal husbandry
strongly preferred, minor handyman/maintenance of ranch property,
equipment and living quarters, and must be able to work solo, as
well as take direction from the owner. This is a
full-time/on-call, year-round position. Must live on-site in
provided housing (a two-bedroom apartment, with utilities
included). You will get a one week paid vacation annually,
standard sick leave, and holiday bonus pay. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Looking for a housesitting job in Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Great references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 6, 2023

ARIZONA

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED in Tucson, AZ.
Rancho De Los Cerros has an immediate opening for experienced
caretakers. Prefer a mature married couple with no kids at home
to take care of houses and grounds for absentee owners on our
ranch. He will be a jack of all trades and handyman to maintain
the interior and exterior of houses, landscaping, and lawn care.
She will perform thorough housekeeping of houses, light laundry,
and help with grounds maintenance. No animal care included.
Looking for people with a positive, “can do” attitude who
want a long-term position. Housing, all utilities, and salary are
provided. Please send your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA. We are looking for a person/couple to caretake
our beautiful property on Denman Island, British Columbia
starting February 20th if possible, at least through June and
possibly beyond. No animals to look after, some general duties
required in exchange for water/ electricity. Must be able to
operate a chainsaw, wood splitter and lawn mower, and tractor
knowledge would be useful. Accommodation provided. This is an
isolated property in a rural area and a fabulous opportunity for
anyone looking for the quiet life with spectacular scenery. We
will be interviewing candidates from February 14th - 24th.
Experience and references required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

INDIVIDUAL WANTED to help work “with” – not work “for”
a Two-Person household in beautiful Mountain Chalet Catskill, New
York. Offering $450 - $550 per week to start in take-home salary!
This includes breakfast and dinner, free housing, electric, gas,
internet, and all-expense paid outings and trips. Must have a
Driver’s License, and not be afraid to help carry groceries,
etc. when needed. Trisha needs help with lite outdoor caretaking,
minimal hot tub filter changing, BBQ cleaning, staircase sweeping
and snow blowing if possibly needed. Trisha needs a “Personal
Assistant” with minimal chores throughout the day. Some
computer knowledge would be helpful! Ben needs help having fun!
He is non-verbal, and a comedian who will always have you
laughing without words! Companionship mostly needed, and lite
caretaking. Will train. Paid extras – your movie tickets,
restaurant meals, and bus tours/outings with Ben! Ben and Trish
are not a couple, but rather friends like family. We are easy
going and would enjoy your openness to being considered a family
member rather than an employee! You should be casual! Trisha will
train you in all areas while working with you! A Must: EXCELLENT
Cleaning and Organizing Skills. Also, you should have some
cooking ability in an emergency. Trisha loves to cook daily!
Friendly personality, miniature dog-lover. This is a forever
position available after short-term will be considered but
looking for long-term commitment with the right match. No smoking
indoors. Please email Trisha at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Master builder and Social Worker seeking the beach. Open to any
and all situations in Riviera Nayarit but will consider other
coastal areas in Mexico. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

NEW HAMPSHIRE

A BOUTIQUE BED AND BREAKFAST with 20 rooms/units in North Conway,
New Hampshire is currently seeking a year-round full-time
Innkeeping Couple. Responsibilities may include breakfast
service, kitchen duties, cooking, front desk, concierge duties,
social media, laundry and housekeeping. Ideal candidates will be
self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented. As Innkeepers,
you will work with the owners, who are involved in the daily
operations, and 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 is based on experience and
includes a two bedroom apartment and utilities. Please submit a
cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration.

OREGON 

ASSISTANCE NEEDED on the Beautiful Oregon Coast. This position
entails the majority of the housekeeping, with streamlined front
desk duties (contactless check-in), for a small 18-room hotel in
Lincoln City. We’re looking to find stable help from now until
October 2023, at a minimum. The hours would initially be
part-time (allowing you to enjoy the area) and increase
significantly during the season. The candidate would be provided
with one of our rooms during their employment/contract. The best
fit would be a single computer-literate person with a background
in housekeeping and hospitality (couples may be considered). As
we are improving every aspect of the property, someone with a
variety of skills and a can-do attitude is desirable. This is a
great opportunity to be on the coast for those familiar with the
area. No pets allowed. References required. Please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, is seeking full time Managers/Caretakers to
oversee daily operations of the lodge. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
year-round recreational facility nestled in the Cascade
Mountains, one mile South of Interstate 90 on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applicants should possess knowledge or
prior experience in a hospitality or related business. Experience
in financial management or accounting is desirable. The ability
to communicate effectively and warmly with lodge members and
their guests is highly desirable. Experience and knowledge of
building maintenance is necessary as well as mechanical aptitude.
Duties include reservations, snow cat maintenance, maintaining
cleanliness of the lodge, bathrooms, sauna, hot tub and laundry
as well as snow removal from common areas. The Manager/Caretaker
position is a team, couples only are encouraged to apply. A
modest apartment, utilities and basic satellite TV are included.
The position is structured as a renewable one year contract, 10
months paid salary of $30,000 and eight weeks negotiated vacation
in the off-season between April 1st and September 30th, however,
you have the option to work those eight weeks if so desired.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a non-smoking facility. Background checks
are required. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

I have approximately 13 years’ experience caretaking several
properties in Big Sur and the Monterey Bay Area serving in
different capacities involving property management dealing with
different contractors as well as hands on work with brush/fire
clearance, trail maintenance, water system maintenance,
irrigation, etc. as well as providing onsite security. Also have
extensive experience in the field of manual/exercise therapy and
general health practice. Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre
property in Big Sur, California, looking for a new caretaking
opportunity. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male, formerly with
the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)
member, and experienced business and property manager seeking a
property management position with onsite living quarters. Have
the ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects, including
obtaining qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working
with a network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree
trimming and removal, etc. Experience providing onsite security
and presence, working with the property owner on a budget and
accounting for ongoing routine expenses, as well as larger scale
projects. Skills as a general handyman, painter, gardener,
installation and repair of irrigation systems, foundation
stabilization, soil erosion control, home water systems,
insulation removal and replacement, tree and brush clearing, spa
upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment and tools. I
also have extensive training in the field of manual/exercise
therapy and general health with almost 30 year’s training and
experience. Seeking a long-term position with onsite housing in
the Monterey Bay Area. Professional and personal references
provided upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank
you.

Monday, January 30, 2023

ARIZONA 

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, HANDYMAN (PERSON), gardener/landscaping
co-steward. A resourceful, creative person for a private healing
retreat sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Ideally,
someone with light building/fix it project skills. One who is
competent with irrigation systems for the multiple gardens on
this property. One comfortable trimming trees and bushes in this
nature wonderland! Computer skills would be a welcome addition.
Work exchange for living in a cozy, small trailer with outdoor
covered patio, garden, hammock area, yoga meditation pavilion,
fire pit, outdoor dining table area. Must be reliable, have your
own vehicle and cell phone. Someone who loves to commune with
nature, is healthy, kind, self-responsible, peaceful lifestyle
and with an aware Presence. Work exchange for “Caretakers
Cubby”, additional hours will be paid. (Or if you have your own
small RV or trailer, there is an RV spot to park it in). Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IDAHO 

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Cocolalla. Need a
maintenance man and housekeeper. Free rent and utilities provided
in a private one bedroom apartment. Duties will include
maintenance and housekeeping, including snow management,
landscaping, oil and filter changes, welding, wood cutting and
splitting, house cleaning, etc. Must have snow plowing
experience. References and criminal and credit background checks
required. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER(S) NEEDED to take care of a family home in
Upper Michigan for five weeks from late April. We have 30 acres
of mostly wooded land to look after – nine miles from Lake
Superior, 40 miles to Marquette. Bring your own camper or stay in
our camper with a wood-stove OR, preferably, settle into the open
plan living space that is under renovation (with heat, running
water, internet, etc.). The main responsibilities are for two
dogs, two cats, five goats, and 19 chickens. Our senior dog
occasionally has seizures and needs medications every eight hours
as well as home-cooked food, supplements and exercise. Our other
dog is healthy and energetic. All animals are friendly. Paid work
and longer term possibilities as well. References and security
deposit required. Background check may also be required.
Interested? Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sperryville, Virginia is seeking a couple
to live onsite and run the Inn full-time. This position involves
guest relations, social media management, laundry, light
housekeeping, overseeing staff, and all aspects of breakfast. The
B&B is adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, surrounded by
mountains, craft wine, beer, cider and whisky producers and
renowned restaurants, in an art-centric county about 75 miles
west of Washington, DC. The Inn has five bedrooms, two cottages,
and an on-site (small) brewery, which the Innkeeper would need to
be familiar with but wouldn’t manage. Experience in customer
service is desired. Attention to detail, the ability to work with
a management team, initiative, and a helpful, generous
disposition are required. The one-bedroom private Innkeeper
quarters, with utilities and partial board are included, along
with paid vacation and sick leave. Salary will be $60,000+,
commensurate with experience, with a bonus package possible.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.

WYOMING

SUMMER RANCH JOB AVAILABLE in Wyoming. Seeking a couple with
horse and ranch experience to join our team at a private ranch
near Big Horn, Wyoming from June 1st to September 30th. Be handy,
reliable, good with horses, good with people, a team player, no
drugs or excessive drinking and spend your summer on a gorgeous
private ranch in the Big Horn Mountains. Competitive salary and
housing provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Hello! We are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from Saint Louis, MO. We
wanted to present an idea with anyone interested out there who
needs to move belongings or vehicles from Point A to Point B for
a reasonable price! We both love to drive, both personally and
professionally. Christopher currently drives and delivers with
DoorDash and has over 500 Dashes in the past two months! We have
both driven while in business for ourselves in Colorado with our
Rental Property Cleaning Company delivering and performing
concierge services as well as being Caretakers for two exclusive
mountain properties in Breckenridge, CO. With that venture, we
drove a large U Haul and similar type box trucks/trailers for
clients in the past. We are responsible, trustworthy, have
excellent driving records and references. Please contact us if
you are interested. We are including a cell number. Kind Regards!
"WE ARE STILL GREAT CANDIDATES FOR CARETAKING AND ARE ACTIVELY
SEARCHING FOR THAT PERFECT POSITION"! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, January 27, 2023

MARYLAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual (or couple)
interested in working part-time as resident Innkeeper(s) at our
boutique eight room B&B in Boonsboro, Maryland. This opportunity
is great for someone who would like to live on-site in our cozy
two bedroom apartment with all utilities and cable included in
exchange for night security services. This is also a great
opportunity for an individual who has flexible work from home
role(s). Innkeeping is included on Friday and Saturday from 10am
to 3pm; however, this is flexible. Duties from time-to-time may
include guest check-in, making online reservations, laundry,
housekeeping and cooking breakfast. The furnished apartment is on
the third floor of the Inn so you must be able to navigate
stairs. No pets. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

IF YOU ARE SEEKING A CHANGE OF SCENERY OR AN IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
IN MEXICO; our off-grid, hand-built house on an old fruit ranch
near Zihautanejo located a short drive from Playa Blanca
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is available from March 20 to mid-January
2024. (We are open to splitting the time commitment in half for
two sets of housesitters.) Because our house is remote, we
require that two people commit to occupying the house during the
contracted period. Loma Bonita is located between the small
villages of Los Achotes and the Barra de Petosi. The city of
Zihautanejo is a 20 minute drive northwest of our property. Our
classic U-shaped hacienda has a large grand room with a full
kitchen, dining and living areas, two bedrooms and two bathrooms
as well as a rear porch and front courtyard. It is an off-grid
home with solar electricity, water pumped from our own well to a
holding tank onsite, propane to operate the stove and a
full-sized refrigerator. Internet services are available from our
own dedicated microwave tower. This secluded property is a
sanctuary to many birds and animals providing a wonderful
opportunity to be close to nature. We provide the use of a stick
shift VW Jetta for local use and cover most costs of maintaining
the house. You would be responsible for consumable costs.
Previous caretakers have included: writers, community volunteers,
financial entrepreneurs, as well as remote workers in various
fields. If you are interested in learning more about this
opportunity, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX In return we will send you our manual with
additional  information about Loma Bonita and the surrounding
area. After reading the manual, we would love to chat with you to
answer any questions or concerns.

WASHINGTON
 
SEEKING AN INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, OR FAMILY to live and work onsite
as the caretaker of property in King County (~25 minutes from
Seattle). The property is 20+ acres with a caretaker residence
and various unoccupied buildings. Responsibilities include
walking the grounds each day and night, facilitate access to
grounds and buildings, alert the owner or authorities to security
issues (trespass/vandalism), and maintaining a log of activities
and observations. Cell phone and strong verbal and written
communication skills required. Interested parties available to
conduct an on-site interview are encouraged (e.g., local to
Washington or Oregon). Handyman/maintenance experience is a plus.
Unfurnished onsite residence, basic utilities (water, sewer,
power, garbage), and $825/month stipend provided in exchange for
duties performed. No drugs or heavy alcohol use. Please send your
bio/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Hi, my name is Pete. My daughter, Amy, and I are looking for work
with housing. We are geographically flexible. We can do yard
cleaning, tree trimming, carpentry, cleaning stalls, feeding
animals, some mechanic services, also cooking and cleaning, and
domestic endeavors. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ILLINOIS 

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is 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: housekeeping,
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.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. 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

LOUISIANA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom home outside
of Waggaman in Jefferson Parish for the month of March. I have
two cats that will need to be cared for. For more info please
email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Louisiana
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

ESTATE CARETAKER - FARM DEPUTY NEEDED in Goffstown, NH. We are
looking for a full-time Deputy Farm Manager to work with all
aspects of the farm. The role will involve all aspects of
farming:
(1) working with livestock, animal husbandry, care, nutrition,
and breeding
(2) helping with our haymaking operation
(3) general farm maintenance, carpentry, painting, equipment
maintenance and repair
(4) work in our vegetable and fruit beds, general landscaping
upkeep and maintenance
We are looking for someone who is hard working, handy with his or
her hands, and open to learning. The candidate does not need to
be an expert or master at any of the areas listed. Compensation
will be based on experience. Housing is available in a two
bedroom/one bathroom apartment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

INDEFINITE/PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) wanted for a small ranch
property (300 acres) in Grant County, southwestern New Mexico,
starting in May 2023. To our sorrow, our long-term caretaker has
passed away. We are just now beginning a careful search for an
individual or couple to care for our remote property. The
property is situated approximately 45 miles southwest of the Gila
Wilderness, on the Gila River, in the ‘community’ of Redrock,
NM. This opportunity is for a healthy individual or couple who
love the outdoors and wildlife, and have a desire to live in a
secluded, high desert riparian environment. This is a long-term
situation. Responsibilities include: Routine monitoring,
maintenance, and repair of an existing home and outbuildings,
maintaining a modest tree and plant watering system and tree
health, fence mending, security camera maintenance, well
monitoring (quarterly gauge reading), and general security of the
property. Demonstrated mechanical and carpentry skills are a
wonderful plus. To be considered, applicant(s) must have
individual initiative, a sense of responsibility, have good
decision-making skills, be clean, meticulous, and organized. Pets
and horses are welcome. There is an old settler cabin on the
property. It is partially restored. If you are interested in
working on it (and ‘eventually’ moving in), we will add a
modest monthly stipend. At the current time, there is a large,
older RV hooked up on the property. It is in good condition. If
you do not currently have an RV, this one may be available for
your lodging. In exchange for your services, we supply an RV pad,
electricity, water, and septic hookup (on a hill, overlooking the
river). An older side by side UTV is available for your use, with
some storage for personal belongings. There is a large SUV on
site for emergencies. Cell service is spotty. The main house has
a landline and Wi-Fi available to you. A land line is available
at the RV site also. There is FedEx and UPS delivery and USPS
post office boxes five miles away. The caretakers must enjoy
solitude and (lots of) wildlife, since the nearest town (with a
clinic and grocery) is 45 minutes away, the nearest neighbor is
three miles away, and the nearest hospital and Walmart are over
70 miles away. The road ends at our gate. Please respond with a
detailed letter/resume, and your picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will respond with more detailed information. Thank you for your
interest.

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 1 through May 15. 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 March and
April 2022. 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

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. Need a couple
from February 25 through April 19. We are 10 minutes from Eugene
on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. 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.

VERMONT 

EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER NEEDED for a beautiful Windsor, VT, area
historic Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Innkeeper will report to
out-of-state corporate owners, run the Inn, and supervise a team
of Innkeepers and staff. Inn room lodging is available until
nearby housing is found. Requirements: Able to be a gracious host
under pressure and in the thick of it, At least five years of
experience managing an upscale Inn, B&B, or boutique hotel with
at least 15 accommodations and an upscale dining room that is
open to the public. Full responsibility for operations and guest
relations. Tech savvy with prior responsibility for sales,
digital and local marketing, Internet review sites. Works
hand-in-hand with corporate with a focus on strategic
development, team leadership, and maintenance. No smoking on the
property. Compensation: Base salary in the $60,000 to $80,000
range, depending on experience, healthcare options, incentive
bonus, paid time off, and 401K with no matching contribution.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Experienced household manager, chef, and caregiver seeking her
next position. Over 25 years of experience working for private
individuals and families throughout the western US. Experienced
in caring for livestock and all family pets. Enjoy quiet
locations and familiar with responsibilities and labor that are
required to maintain the property and home. Discrete,
conscientious, hardworking self-starter. Mature single woman able
to relocate. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 23, 2023

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. A goal oriented approach to projects,
issues and challenges is essential. 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.
The workplace is a respectful and productive environment.
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.

NEVADA

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed from February 28 through June 30. Our
Nevada home and ranch land are located near Reno, with
breathtaking views of the mountains around the ranch. We have
five 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 starting February 28 until the end of June. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Single man, 45 seeks long-term, year-round ranch position. I have
experience with just about every aspect of the horse industry. I
can ride, rope, shoe, drive a team, weld, and run most equipment.
Can pull a trailer and drive about anything I would need to. I
also do a little blacksmith work, as well as rawhide and leather.
I am proficient with firearms and can load ammo. I have
previously been a firearms instructor and a certified range
safety officer. If you’re interested, please text me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Friday, January 20, 2023

CONNECTICUT 

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED to manage a 26 acre estate in a
beautiful area of New England. This is a colonial home with six
bedrooms used for family holidays, short-term rentals, corporate
meetings, and seminars. Your job is to keep the house and gardens
in top condition and help with hospitality. A separate one
bedroom apartment with a small kitchen, attached to the main
house, will be provided. The couple must have caretaking
experience and excellent work references plus a background check.
Part-time salary provided. You can start as soon as possible.
Please see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and photos,
and then send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a historic 21-room property located
just steps from the beach in the Cape Cod town of Falmouth,
Massachusetts. We are seeking an energetic individual to join us
in all aspects of our top-rated business. The ideal candidate
will have experience in the hospitality industry. They will be
hands on in everyday operations with focus on anticipatory guest
service. Duties to include but not limited to:  guest relations,
booking of reservations, front desk duties, housekeeping
management and duties, general and grounds maintenance duties as
needed. Applicants must be computer literate, have a calm, clear
phone presence, ability to problem solve, effective communicator,
sense of humor and a non-smoker. Our clientele is diverse but
very family oriented. Salary is commensurate with experience. On
property housing included. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Hi, my name is Pete. My daughter, Amy, and I are looking for work
with housing. We are geographically flexible. We can do yard
cleaning, tree trimming, carpentry, cleaning stalls, feeding
animals, some mechanic services, also cooking and cleaning, and
domestic endeavors. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

MARYLAND 

ENERGETIC HANDS-ON HOUSEKEEPER AND GENERAL FARM ASSISTANT COUPLE
NEEDED in rural Maryland on a beautiful farm property, with a
stand-alone house (reasonable bills all paid) provided Joint
salary circa $100,000 for right couple. The
Housekeeper/Cleaner/House Manager needs to enjoy looking after
old houses with attention to detail, report anything that needs
fixing or items that need maintenance, and will also be able to
source and supervise contractors. The general farm assistant
needs to be good with horses, grass cutting, machinery, possibly
good at carpentry or painting, etc. someone who enjoys varied
work and can get along with co-workers easily and turn their hand
to anything. Please send a resume and or cover letter outlining
your relevant experience to start a new life in Rural Maryland by
the water with Great Fishing, Kayaking, Oysters, and Fresh Crab,
and apply now to get this thing started. If you supply a resume
or cover letter outlining relevant experience we will respond the
same day. Founded in 1684 on the beautiful banks of the Choptank
River, Cambridge is one of the oldest colonial cities in the
nation. Friendly, boatable and walkable, this iconic Chesapeake
community marries maritime heritage and Eastern Shore traditions
with all of the luxury of a world class travel destination.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY 

INNKEEPER NEEDED IN BELMAR, New Jersey. Looking for an Innkeeper
to live onsite from mid-May to mid-September. Free room and
board. Job duties include but not limited to: greeting guests,
housekeeping (sweeping/watering plants/room setup/laundry),
supervision of property, assisting guests if needed during their
stay. This would be perfect for a retired couple who want to
spend their summer at the Jersey Shore. Background check and
references required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
further job description and compensation.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Handyman looking for work with housing. Geographically flexible.
Services include: yard cleaning, carpentry, painting, tree
trimming, fence mending, some auto repair, landscaping, and
irrigation and plumbing. I do not smoke, drink, or do drugs.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER/NIGHTWATCHMEN NEEDED at a Caravan Park in Northeast
Victoria. We are looking for someone wanting to help around a
caravan park in Bright, Victoria – the heart of the Alpine
region. Duties are general maintenance, gardening and some light
cleaning duties – role is flexible with some afterhours phone
coverage required. Bring Your Own Accommodation preferred but
some basic accommodation options may be available. Good rates
with Accommodation/Site rental provided as part of arrangement.
If you have any questions and/or are interested, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOUISIANA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom home outside
of Waggaman in Jefferson Parish for the month of March. I have
two cats that will need to be cared for. For more info, please
email caretakergazette@gmail.com  and include “Louisiana
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced property caretaker, household manager, and caregiver
looking to thoughtfully arrange her next position. Presently
located in the Hunterdon County NJ/Bucks County PA region. For an
easy transition I am considering all surrounding counties in the
area. Over 25 years of experience working for private individuals
and families throughout the US with excellent references.
Experienced horsewoman in addition to caring for livestock and
all family pets. Enjoy quiet locations and familiar with
responsibilities and labor that are required to maintain the
property and home. Discrete, conscientious, hardworking
self-starter who easily adapts to employers preferences. Please
inquire at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, January 13, 2023

AUSTRALIA 

URGENT HELP REQUIRED. We are a cattle and stock horse property,
located 38 kilometers north of Injune, Queensland at the southern
end of the beautiful Carnarvon Ranges. We are seeking a couple or
single person who is looking to take a break off the road for a
while and enjoy our beautiful area and give me a hand around the
homestead. I am currently on the long road of recovery from ankle
surgery and cannot manage everything that needs to be done. You
would be helping around the homestead, maintaining the grounds,
some housework, feeding cats, chooks, dogs, birds, etc. The
mustering team is arriving at the end of January for a week, so
you will also be required to help with preparing meals for the
mustering crew, and delivering lunch out to the cattle yards.
Your own caravan is required, and you will have access to power,
water, laundry, and toilet. Pets are welcome, but must not chase
stock. Start ASAP and stay as long as you want. I would prefer
four weeks or more. The hourly rate of pay is negotiable. There
will be plenty of time to explore this beautiful area. Weekends
are yours. Please feel free to contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

CALIFORNIA 

LOVE TO CLEAN? Love Point Reyes and want to have loads of free
time to enjoy nature? Come live here XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
work about 20 hours each week helping clean cottages two to five
hours/day, usually five days a week. Simple morning/evening
chores too. We’re one hour north of San Francisco in Marin
County, California, and a half mile to the entrance for Point
Reyes National Seashore Park. Looking for one person to start in
February. You can view your living space (it’s nice!) and read
more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is an ideal situation for
someone who loves a quiet, country life, has a car, no pets and
has side income or retirement to supplement this part-time pay.
Please stay at least six months. Please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your questions and thank you so much
for reading this and exploring the links above.

OREGON

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. A cow/calf ranch in the John Day,
Oregon area is looking for an experienced ranch hand/caretaker. A
house with a garden is available. Salary will be based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HARDWORKING, ORGANIZED COUPLE seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

CALIFORNIA

A SEASONAL LODGE CHEF IS NEEDED for our lakefront lodge in Kit
Carson, California. The lodge offers three-meal dining, marina
rentals, and a general store. The Chef's season is May 15 to
October 15, when the lodge closes. There is the potential to
transition to full-time at a different location. Requirements:
Prior seasonal Chef experience with a rustic lodge or resort, of
at least 20-rooms, with a restaurant, and at least two years as a
full-time chef in a full-service casual restaurant. Ala carte,
special event, and seasonal menu experience is needed. You will
need strong administrative skills with budget, inventory,
scheduling, and cost controls. Should have prior experience
living in a rural environment. Must be a hands-on team player,
and able to commit to remaining in the position until October 15.
The Chef compensation will be $6,000 - $8,000 per month, and
Lodge accommodations are included. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

ANIMAL AND RANCH MANAGER needed to live on my property. The
position is a ranch manager on 23 acres in Woody Creek, Colorado
(15 minutes outside of Aspen) at 7,470’. The position requires
both livestock and land management skills including the
following: daily feeding and care of three quarter horses, five
Babydoll sheep, 12 dogs, and 20 chickens, coordinating all
periodic and emergency veterinary services as needed, field
irrigation and management of a 16 acre hay field, snow
plowing/shoveling paths in winter with owner provided equipment,
maintain three outbuildings, a horse barn and your homestead
cabin in orderly and clean condition, oversee and monitor a main
residence and a Victorian “guest” residence, saddling, caring
for and grooming horses, the homeowner’s personal needs such as
picking up people at the airport, child pick up, help unloading
vehicles, etc., and other tasks that will be listed in a document
that we can send you. Applicants must have a valid and clean
driver’s license, a clean background check, and be a
non-smoker. Compensation: full-time salary based on experience
plus housing (a log cabin with utilities included). If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
information.

NEW MEXICO

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED at our
ranch. We have an immediate opening for a housekeeper with
extensive experience for absentee owners on a ranch located near
Carlsbad, NM. Duties include thorough housekeeping of four
lightly used structures, light laundry, and limited help with
grounds maintenance. Housing, all utilities, a ranch vehicle and
salary are provided. To apply, please email your resume
containing contact info, job skills, prior employment history
with names of employers, dates and responsibilities to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

HOUSE AND HORSE-SITTER NEEDED from January 20 to March 30 in
Sequim, Washington. Can be an individual or couple. Horse
experience and references needed. We have a 2,200 ft. flat
available in exchange for caretaking of two horses and the
property. Some mowing and gardening as well. Please email your
references and phone contact to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Looking for a housesitting gig for six months or longer. A single
house, townhouse, or condo in the Naples Florida area, or north
or east Naples would be ideal. I have great references and am
currently working at a movie theatre full-time. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

ARIZONA 

OUR LOVELY “ARIZONA VICTORIAN SAN FRANCISCAN ADOBE HISTORICAL
– 7 ROOM INN” needs an Innkeeper(s) to welcome and register
guests; to provide continental breakfast, housekeeping/laundry,
timely room turnover, detail attention, and common area
cleanliness. Property needs: one who provides security, curiosity
(pool skimming, water plants, etc.) and attention to our guests
as well. Social, self-motivated, disciplined, able to work hard
sometimes long, rewarding hours, proactive, ability to anticipate
situations and environment, conscientious, kind, and respectful.
Professional yet genuine in one’s disposition and positive
attitude. Minimum three years of prior Innkeeper experience,
OTA’s, ThinkReservations, social media, Canva, and marketing
skills. Background in hospitality is required. Quarters: quiet
and private, near the pool/spa. Historic Ol’ carriage house and
kitchen “out buildings” have been connected and lovingly
restored, prior owner’s residence. We are grateful and honored
to offer this as a respite for our Innkeepers. Please send a
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXm by January 12th for potential
employment. Thanks.

MISSOURI

FULL-TIME ALPACA AND HOME CARETAKERS needed in Defiance,
Missouri. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced,
hardworking, and motivated couple to manage and grow our 50 head
Alpaca operation. Alpaca Midwest sits on 100 acres of beautiful
land in Defiance, Missouri. The couple we are looking for must be
willing to relocate and take residence in a 3-bedroom/1.5
bathroom ranch style home. This is a lifestyle not an 8 - 5 job
since it requires 24/7 availability. The couple we are looking
for must have experience in: animal husbandry, equipment
operation, maintenance, repairs, and service, pasture management,
and fencing. Some job duties will include but are not limited to:
year-around ranch supervision, awareness of herd health,
breeding, and birthing, sales and breeding services, maintain
medical records, maintain pastures and grounds, maintain fencing,
halter and lead training, operate and maintain equipment, travel
to shows, and business development. This position will include
caretaking for the owner’s home and pet sitting when needed for
our three dogs and two cats. Salary will be based on experience,
plus the residence with vacation and bonuses included. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if you
are interested in this position, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD: 

Looking for a housesitting gig for six months or longer. A single
house, townhouse, or condo in the Naples Florida area, or north
or east Naples would be ideal. I have great references and am
currently working at a movie theatre full-time. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

AUSTRALIA

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed on Fraser Island, off
the eastern Queensland coast, starting around the 10th of
February 2023. This position is unpaid (a monthly remuneration
will be paid for barge and petrol costs to collect your
supplies). We are looking for a couple, long-term, who have
cleaning and handyman skills and who will take pride in keeping
the two cabins and surrounding areas extremely clean and tidy.
You will be living remotely so please take this into
consideration. There is a shop, hotel and petrol bowsers, beach,
and bowls club close by. There is plenty of time to relax, fish
and surf. Swim in saltwater rock pools and freshwater lakes. Take
inland drives to pristine rainforests and catch a crab or two.
There are plenty of attractions to keep one occupied. Your
accommodation will be a two-bedroom, one bathroom cabin with
laundry facilities set in a private area away from the rental
cabins. It includes a well-appointed kitchen with all cutlery,
crockery, saucepans and utensils provided. The lounge dining area
is fully furnished. The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, two
refrigerators, one chest freezer and a dining table with four
chairs. There is a comfortable three-seater leather lounge plus
two leather recliners in the lounge area with satellite
television. All rooms are complete with furniture and ceiling
fans. There is an indoor clothesline in the breezeway. The
outside area supports a gas barbecue and fire pit with seating in
a landscaped garden with an outside clothesline. Grow your own
veggies in the well-established vegetable garden. Bring your own
linens, towels, blankets, and pillows – cleaning and toilet
products all supplied. Duties include living as full-time
caretakers, overseeing the cleaning and maintenance of two cabins
on 1.5 acres of land, cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, windows,
ceiling fans, walls, furniture, stoves, fridges, cupboards,
vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning barbecues and outside
furniture, mowing, watering the grass and gardens, spraying
weeds, and general maintenance and handyman duties. Total hours
for cleaning, mowing and maintenance are approximately 12 hours
per week. No pets of any kind are allowed on the island. You must
have a 4x4 wheel drive as this is a sand only island. This is a
great opportunity for a couple who may be retired or persons
looking for a sea/tree change. Local caretaker couples should
feel free to phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions. Thank
you.

NEW MEXICO

RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Couples
welcome. We have an immediate opening for a mature married couple
with no kids at home to take care of houses and grounds for
absentee owners on a ranch located near Carlsbad. He will be a
jack of all trades and handyman to maintain the interior and
exterior of the houses, landscaping and lawn care. She will
perform thorough housekeeping of the houses, light laundry and
help with the grounds maintenance. No animal care included.
Looking for people with a positive, “can do” attitude who
want a long-term position. Nice housing, all utilities, ranch
vehicle and salary are provided. To apply, please email your
resume containing contact info, job skills, prior employment
history with names of employers, dates, and responsibilities to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

THE ORCAS HOTEL is now accepting applications for our 2023
Innkeeper-Chef apprenticeship program! Would you like to live,
work, and learn at a historic property in the San Juan Islands of
Washington? Whether you are looking to build experience to become
an innkeeper, chef or entrepreneur, this program will be an
educational adventure. The program provides housing, year-round
full-time hours and an hourly rate of up to $25/hour. For more
information, and to apply please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Four respectful lads in a successful original band want to
caretake your property in Nashville, TN for the privilege of
being able to establish a foothold in the area! We are from
Syracuse, NY, but are looking to roll down south and caretake
anytime now through February 15th. We have handyman skills and
many others if needed! We would be delighted to help out in any
way in exchange for a place to stay while we get local jobs and
find local housing. Thank you and have a blessed Holiday! Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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