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THIS IS OUR 145th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

January/February 2007

Volume 25, Number 1 

Published since 1983                               

ISSN 1074-3642                        


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 21 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Barbara Yates: Mendocino Caretaking – Carving a Creative
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette


CAMP HOST NEEDED summer of 2007 in XXXXXXXXXXXXX. 60 positions
statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend, training,
and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four week
commitment. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web site


SMALL, family run organic farm and hostel seeking volunteers to
participate in the daily feeding and care of the animals, milking
the goats, gathering the eggs, and harvesting produce. The farm
has two big organic gardens. We fertilize with the waste from the
rabbits, goats and fowl. Most importantly, we fertilize with worm
compost which we produce from the organic waste from the house
and the waste from the pigs. If you are interested in
volunteering on our organic farm, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SUMMER CARETAKER(S) needed May – October in Tonopah, for 10
hours weekly. Full hook-ups available. Hot spring soaking. No
smokers or pets. Must have your own RV. Please call 

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Phoenix. Responsible for the smooth
operation of residence. Only applicants with prior experience as
an Estate Manager will be considered. Duties: hire, train,
interview, terminate, supervise outside contractors, manage
household accts, stocking and care of wine cellar, schedule
preventative maintenance for home and autos. Ability to wear many
hats and be detail oriented. Salary will depend on your
experience. Full benefits provided. Please fax resume to

COUPLE NEEDED to maintain, caretake, and help with house. We are
looking for a mature couple with a self starting attitude. No
children. Have experience with PVC repair, care of plants, pool
maintenance, very trustworthy. Airport pickup, drug free, and
general care of a private residence. Home included. If
interested, please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS needed to maintain a 10 acre eastside horse property
(80 hours a month) in exchange for a 2,400 sq. ft. house with all
utilities paid. Horse knowledge with handyman and landscaping
skills a must. Please send your resume and references to

FARM MECHANIC/Jack of All Trades needed: Immediate opening. Live
and work in the great outdoors in an off-the-grid experimental
farm on a rugged, remote, mountainside location in
Arizona’s High Sonoran Desert. Desert plants farm needs a
hands-on, creative troubleshooter who can build additional
infrastructure. Essential skills: mechanics, heavy equipment
operation and repair, general maintenance. Helpful skills:
construction, plumbing, electrical. Housing provided. No tobacco
or alcohol. Physical work required, must be physically fit. This
is a great permanent position for the right person. For an
application, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed all summer or year round in Wellton, 29
miles east of Yuma. Must have RV. Beautiful, large, secluded
desert setting on 640 acres, with 90 citrus trees on
automatic-drip irrigation system. Free covered RV site, full
hook-ups and free electric provided. To apply, please call

SUMMER AND WINTER RVers or tenters needed near Phoenix.
Non-smokers. No pets. Unlimited soaking, full hook-ups available,
shared Internet, 20 hours single; 17 hours each if you are a
couple. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINTENANCE JOB available at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking for an
experienced maintenance and grounds person. Knowledge of
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, painting and carpentry a must.
Maintenance of lawns and flower bed. The Ranch is 60 miles south
of Tucson and 15 miles north of the Mexican border outside the
town of Patagonia. Founded in 1926, it lies at 4,000 feet in a
valley formed by historic mountains and is watered by the
ever-flowing Sonoita Creek. Ranch-bred horses suitable for all
levels of riding experience. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


Dear Gary, I think you have a great publication. I am a hard copy
subscriber but I found my last position through one of your email
broadcasts. I don't have a computer and don't consider myself
computer literate, but I took your suggestion and opened up a
free email account using a computer at our local library just so
I could get the email updates every week. I am glad I did this
because I ended up taking a caretaker job that came in through
your email broadcast. M. J. P., Grangeville, ID

Hi Mary, you are right. With more and more caretaker positions
coming in, and property owners who need to hire someone
immediately, we have many subscribers who don't have computers of
their own, opening up free email accounts and accessing their
email at libraries, colleges, and cyber-cafes. The broadcasts are
available, free, to any subscriber with a valid email address. We
find that many of our subscribers who spend a lot of  time on the
road, snowbirds and world travelers, appreciate being able to
receive and access these new listings. The broadcasts are not
just for property owners - subscribers who are seeking positions
may place a Situations Wanted email broadcast too. If you ever
want to place your own ad, go to www.caretaker.org and click on
Advertise and fill out your ad and payment there. Thanks.

Hay Gary, YOU DA' MAN. We have already received 15 responses and
feel quite comfortable that we will be able to pick the right
one. The ad worked like nothing that I have ever seen and well
worth every cent. W. C. Belmont, NY   

Thanks for letting me know Bill. We actually hear this every week
from our advertisers and most tell us that they find the best
people by advertising in the GAZETTE. 

Hi. My address has changed. My new address is 569 Main St Apt ,
Buffalo, NY  K.P. Buffalo, NY   

Dear Karen, thanks for mailing in your new postal address,
however you could have saved your postage and made your own
Change of Address online at www.caretaker.org. Our subscribers
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The Caretaker Gazette
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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
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responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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RESIDENT Manager/Caretaker Team needed for a 32 unit apartment
community at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Flippin. Must be professional,
outgoing, energetic and capable of performing duties unsupervised
on a day to day basis. Rent/utility free apartment and
opportunities for advancement with a growing company. Duties
include: Leasing apartments, collecting rent, bookkeeping,
general maintenance, and yard care duties. Please send letters or
resume with referrals to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, in a remote, beautiful, peaceful, mountain
location in the Arkansas Ozarks, is seeking a caretaker/work
exchange resident now through February with option to renew.
Simple apartment, utilities, private phone, more in exchange for
your services - with possibility of a small stipend. Need
responsible and competent person. Owner will be on the property
some of the time and traveling out of the country part of the
time. Will negotiate terms with individual applicants depending
on skills and work schedule. See XXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and
contact info. Prefer initial email contact.

ONE BEDROOM HOME on thirteen acres is available in the Arkansas
Ozarks. Six months to one year position negotiable. The Buffalo
River with easy boat access is just down the road. Lake Norfork
and world famous White River fishing are close by. Wilderness
access areas surrounding property. Rural living experience
desirable however property has full amenities except dishwasher.
Pets and couples welcome. Free rent for occupying premises. House
includes utensils, pots, pans, bed and all else. You provide
food. Space for garden available. Utilities negotiable.  No
smoking.  References required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
details. Photos are available via email.


WE ARE LOOKING to do a house exchange with our Brisbane,
Queensland home for approximately 12 months in 2007. We are a
young couple with two children that would share a bedroom if need
be. We currently live on one acre about 45 minutes from Brisbane
with the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere,
currently under construction, only minutes away. Also 15 minutes
to schools and a university. There is no public transport but two
motor vehicles would be accessible. Our house is three years old
with four bedrooms, study, and main bathroom, playroom, and
double shed, also a double garage with remote control door.  We
have two cats and a dog and great neighbors. Feel free to contact
us if required for more info. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: short or long term experienced tropical Caretaker(s) for
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self sufficient integrated homestead. We would
prefer a minimum commitment of four weeks or more, anytime of the
year. Responsible for one cat, three dogs. Age not a factor if
you're in reasonably good health. For details please email us at 


XXXXXXXXXXXXX Foundation needs help. We are a small holding in
the beautiful Rhodopy Mountains. One of our residents is a
qualified agricultural scientist who specialized in organic
farming with the Scottish agricultural college. We offer
volunteer work, farm stays, camping and residential courses. The
accommodation is based in a beautiful traditional, rural village.
There is only one bus per day to and from the village on week
days. For more information, please email Catz at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club. One hour from Sacramento, seven miles to shopping. We have
250 beautiful acres with wildlife. Prefer a retired couple to
maintain grounds and lodge, care for horses, maintain and run
equipment (tractors/mowers) etc.  Preparation/serve of meals will
be required at times. Private Lake front living quarters
provided, plus $1,700 per month. Please send your resume to PO

HELP NEEDED in the Paso Robles Area for my Mother who is elderly
but full of fun, plays a mean game of pinochle, and takes full
care of herself and her home, she is just starting to need a
little company and some help. Need someone to drive to town,
eight miles away, once or twice a week, a bit of companionship
and help with some of the housework. In exchange a free room and
utilities are provided. A non-smoking, retired woman with a car
and full use of her senses would be ideal. She could settle in
and make this her home too. Mom has a cat so you can't be
allergic or hate cats. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Wilderness Camp seeks caretaker(s). Camp is
on a river with foot/pack animal access only. The closest you can
drive is the trailhead - a rugged seven mile hike from the
residence. Caretaker's cabin has running water, shower, toilet,
fireplace and wood cook stove - no gas, electricity, or
telephone. Unless you supply your own satellite phone, there is
no communication with the outside world. Pasture for our (and
your?) pack animals. Decent growing land for your garden. Small
barn with hen house. Obligations to camp: woodcutting, basic
maintenance and repairs to buildings, fences, pasture, water
flumes. Pays $500/month. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAREGIVER/HOUSEMAN needed for a healthy, disabled
businessman/horseman. Seeking a versatile, strong, male employee
with indoor and ranch related skills to live on a 20 acre estate
in central/southern California. Applicant must be 21 – 55
years old, in good physical shape, with a current driver’s
license. This position is best suitable for a single person. No
large pets, please. Good accommodations or RV welcome. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message, or send a letter
and resume via fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on our 190 acre, pristine northern CA organic
farm/sustainability project. Organic gardening, natural building,
landscaping, and multiple art forms for beautification are our
present focus which includes the spring and summer gardens, mural
painting, mosaic art, welding metal, cast stone sculpture, but
includes much more. We work together to utilize your skills and
interests and integrate them into our projects. We welcome
gardeners, permaculturists, landscapers, natural builders, those
with various artistic talents (art/music/dance/etc) and many
other useful skills to stay for two weeks or longer. Delicious
vegan meals from the garden, private or shared rooms and camping.
We have lots of fun sharing and learning together while moving
this project forward. We support conservation, natural living,
and every kind of spiritual and other means for human growth with
tolerance. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for our simple application

people with maintenance, cooking, and animal care skills. Must be
versatile capable and energetic. No smoking, drinking, or drugs.
16-20 hours work trade per week for private living space on 10
acres with a pool, hot tub, and sauna. You need financial means
to care for personal needs. Isis Oasis is a spiritual center
dedicated to Goddess consciousness in Geyserville, Northern
California. We maintain a Temple to Isis and seek those concerned
with bringing more balance on the earth. Please call

SEEKING SWAP (or housesitting) in Thousand Oaks/Santa Barbara, CA
and/or Mansfield, MA areas for my LA condo (1/1) or Northern NJ
lake house (3/1.5++). Flexible dates January - June. Responsible,
clean executive with short-term projects in both locales.  Please
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

NEED WINTER EMPLOYEE: lodging reservations, some housekeeping,
snow removal: loader and snowcat, maintenance, with lodging and
ski pass to Kirkwood. More info is available at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER TEAM needed. Must live-in, year 'round, in
a separate cottage at a historic duck club in Suisun Marsh. 
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

LOOKING FOR a hard working individual who can work on our
gorgeous 46 acre ranch in North Paso Robles, near San Miguel. You
must be seasoned in ranch work, driving a tractor, mowing and
cleaning 3 - 4 stalls or paddocks for our seven horses, 25 hours
per week preferably in the a.m. four days per week. $1,500 per
month. You must work on your own with no supervision, but be able
to follow a schedule. Beautiful, quiet and peaceful environment.
Must like animals. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE SWAP available. I have a stunning new 3,000 sq ft. custom
home on 11 beautiful private redwood acres between Sebastopol and
Occidental in the most beautiful part of west Sonoma County.
Private walking trails, you can't see, or hear cars, neighbors or
people. I am blessed with one of the most beautiful places I have
ever had the privilege to live on. I am exploring the possibility
of swapping with one or two very responsible people with no pets
who are looking for a private, very quiet place. Most suitable
for someone or couple wanting to simply hang out in sun and the
redwoods and quiet. I am a single professional man of 61 bringing
no pets, completely responsible. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a local Mini-Storage. Some office
hours are required. To apply, please submit your resume to 

LOOKING FOR permaculture/xeriscape-experienced person to caretake
and co-create 1/5th acre area previously used for parking in a
five acre oasis homestead. Live in a cottage or yurt, five miles
from Big Pine, deep in the Owens Valley, California. Enjoy pond,
25 fruit trees, and two gardens, backed by Eastern Sierras. Could
be for a month or much longer depending on connection. No
pets/drugs or smoke inside. Work exchange or some pay depending
on experience and hours. See  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a 200 acre ranch in the Northern California
foothills. Duties include: horse care, fence mending, bimonthly
house cleaning, pasture irrigation management, sub contactor and
owner communication. Duties require approximately 55 hours per
month. Applicant must be clean, non-smoker, possessing a strong
work ethic. Compensation includes room and board in a newly
constructed guest house with all utilities included. Additional
compensation available to applicant with proven horticultural and
irrigation systems background. Please contact: Luke at

CARETAKER NEEDED to live on property. Prefer a mature couple for
this year-round position in the Napa area (St. Helena). Tasks
required: housekeeping, cooking, some gardening and maintenance
around house and property. Please send your resume and references
to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a small horse ranch. Two bedroom/two bath
home provided in exchange for work. No salary. You will need some
horse experience. Retirees welcome. To apply, please mail your
resume to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING a Sacramento live-in home caretaker. Free Room and Board
plus monthly salary provided. We are seeking a loving and caring
Sacramento Live-In Home Caretaker for a female who is unable to
walk. To apply and to get more details, please email

INTERESTED IN TRADING my two-bedroom/two-bath, five acres of
cedar and pines in Shasta County near Lassen National Park near
Lake McCumber (great trout fishing). Many lakes and great hiking,
biking, horseback riding and four-wheeling! Bald eagles reside on
the property! Wildlife and recreation abounds! Would like to
trade for home/condo in Hawaii, Mexico or California oceanfront
for 7 to 10 days! For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a duck club located north of
Marysville/Yuba City. Extensive experience in cooking, house-
keeping and maintenance of yard and hunting grounds required.
Experience with farming equipment a must. All candidates must
have high standards of quality and impeccable references.
Background and credit checks will be conducted and must be
excellent. On-site, non-smoking housing is provided. An
attractive salary, bonus and benefit package is offered.  Please
fax your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who needs a place to live in, in
exchange for help. I need somebody to help with cleaning, some
laundry, some errands and banking. I also need help with some
redecorating and remodeling. You should have a driver's license.
I live near downtown San Jose. If it sounds like something you
might be interested in, please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a mining camp in the El Paso Mountains,
close to Ridgecrest. Thanks to the Garlock fault, geothermal
action, and other geological events, the El Paso Mountains are a
picturesque, colorful, and mineralized area. Ancient Indians
revered Black Mountain, the highest elevation within the El Paso
range at just over 5,000 feet. The Indians left an abundance of
petroglyphs, tool chippings and house rock rings in the area.
Early miners were attracted by gold-bearing ancient river
channels that lie exposed. A small salary is available for the
caretaker. For more details, please call Charlie at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
in the evenings.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Halifax, Nova Scotia, starting March 1,
2007. We live in a five-year-old, four bedroom home on two acres
on the outskirts of Halifax. We need a responsible, non-smoking
adult or couple to housesit our home and two dogs (Labs) while we
are away on vacation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

HOUSE AND DOG SITTER needed in Richmond, British Columbia for
three weeks over Christmas. Our dog is a lovely Bassett hound.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

property located in the Muskoka region of Ontario. Ideally the
requirement will be suited to a couple capable of performing
caretaker and housekeeping duties although an individual with
property care experience and the skills to oversee outside
housekeeper services will be considered. Responsible for a large
and complex estate, the successful candidate(s) will be have
demonstrated property operations experience including skills in
maintenance and repair of electrical and plumbing systems,
overseeing ongoing carpentry and construction as well as large
scale grounds-keeping. Skill in sourcing and overseeing
contractors should be supplemented by computer and sophisticated
home electronics knowledge. Maintenance of marine equipment and
security systems will also be required. A dependable couple or
individual with maturity, initiative and confidence will work
independently throughout the year to ensure effective, enjoyable
and private use of the property. Experience in a similar role is
required and professional training will be a desired asset.
Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience and
includes medical benefits along with free use of a multi-bedroom
home located on the property. Interested parties should write to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Golden, British Columbia, from January 2 -
February 20th, 2007. We own a unique, peaceful, scenic retreat
centre located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains just northwest of
Golden, BC. We are located 15 minutes out of town. A vehicle is
pretty much required for being here. We are looking for a
responsible person or couple to run our business/look after our
home while we go away on a much deserved rest. For the month of
January, you will be sharing the housesitting responsibilities
with Larry, our friend. He leaves at the end of January. We have
a staff house where he stays, as well as our house where you
would stay. We have one beautiful cat who needs love and
attention. We have 19 laying chickens that need watering and
feeding. You must be responsible, capable, trustworthy, and open
to all sorts of jobs from answering the phone, taking bookings
and registrations, housekeeping, to maintenance, to customer
service, to snow shoveling, to hot tub maintenance and to fire
building. We ask that for the hours of work you do is the
exchange for room. If you are drawn to us, be in touch. Please

CARETAKER NEEDED for our home in the mountains of North Central
British Columbia, Canada. Looking for an individual or couple who
like an alternate lifestyle, with solar power, wood heat, and
pumping water into holding tank from small lake for use in the
house. This is not a paid position, it’s a chance to live
rent free while experiencing the gorgeous North Central BC
Mountains. Must be into handling 90 lb propane tanks (for stove
and water heater), and the generator for beefing up the solar
power batteries in the winter. A "handyman or woman" is
advisable for possible trouble shooting. Wood-heated large sunny
art studio, 60 km. of ski trails in Crown land behind our place.
Utterly gorgeous mountains are all around. Steelhead and salmon
fishing in the famous Bulkley River and Babine Lake. Kayaking,
rafting, great ski hill above Smithers, B.C. Check out Chamber of
Commerce for tourism promo photos. 10 minutes from the small town
of Telkwa, 20 minutes from Smithers which is fully serviced and
has several one hour flights a day to Vancouver. Our 160 acres
feels isolated but easy access and has good roads to town. If you
fall in love with it, we also have the lower 80, sub-dividable
into four 20 acre lots, up for sale. Animals, kids, and extended
family are all welcome. Does need someone at home keeping the
home fires burning. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARMSITTER needed for the month of March 2007 for our peaceful,
strawbale home near Fort Collins. Farmsitter will need to care
for our horses, dogs and cat. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

COLORADO DUDE RANCH seeks a full-time maintenance/ranch hand. Job
includes: care for all facilities (plumbing, automotive, general
“fix-it” skills needed), maintenance, and all
grounds. Will have two employees to manage. Position includes
salary, room and board year around. Applicant must be physically
able to handle the job. Please contact Megan Dugan via email:

COLORADO MOUNTAINS for the winter! Housesitter couple or single
needed for our 3,000 sq. ft. mountain home, just outside Arapaho
National Forest near Kremmling, CO. Beautiful views, wildlife,
privacy and quiet. Cat lovers a must for our two cats. We go
south from mid-January through early April. Need caring folks
experienced with home ownership/care, plants, hot tub
maintenance, and heating with wood stoves and plowing the
driveway. Lovely home, bar, hot tub, King Master Bedroom, and a
huge kitchen. One hour to all ski areas, two hours to Denver.
House and all utilities paid in exchange for one or two days/week
front desk help at our small motel located 40 minutes away
(relieve our managers). References and background check required.
No smokers, other pets or children, please. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON needed full-time. Must have
experience with home repair and construction, pool, lawn, car and
boat maintenance. Must drive. To apply, please fax your resume to


XXXXXXXXXXXXX strives to build and produce necessities in harmony
with the earth while helping both the local community and our
visitors live in a sustainable manner. We provide a unique
ecotourism opportunity for our visitors which allows them to
experience life in the rainforest while learning about organic
farming, the local ecology, language and culture, and
reforestation. Living and working at XXXXXXXXXXXXX can be a very
rewarding and fulfilling experience. As a volunteer, you will
have the opportunity to work on existing projects which include
working on our organic farm, sustainable building projects,
national park patrol, working in the kitchen, and maintaining
trails. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS play an enormously important role at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. They work and live with amazing people, make
lifelong friends, and participate in a style of living that often
times changes them forever. Volunteering and interning at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX offers you the unique opportunity to feel and
become a part of the magic and beauty of this infrequently
visited area of Costa Rica. You can learn more about our
volunteer program on our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER REQUIRED to cover the period December 10, 2006 to
January 4, 2007 in South Hampshire, England. I have one
Great-Dane dog and one cat. The Great Dane is a rescue boy who
does not like to be left more than five hours a day unfortunately
so you would need to live as part of the family with him and not
simply use the house as a base. House has all
modern-conveniences, wood-burner for cozy evenings in, use of
cars, great neighbors and located in a quiet cul-de-sac. To
apply, please email Davina at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


PARTICIPATE IN a volunteer-based community working to restore a
degraded mountainside into a self sufficient farm and
permaculture center. Playing with appropriate technologies and
eco-agricultural techniques. Type of work and hours are flexible.
Everyone is asked to pay their share of the food costs.
Enthusiastic help always appreciated. We have a lot of projects
on the go, and even more being dreamed up. We could always use
help. If you would like to join us, please write Sacred
Sueños and ask for a visitor or volunteer application. We
ask visitors for a three month commitment, participating in all
aspects of the community. If you don't wish to commit to the
visitors program, you would still be welcomed as a volunteer.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


GREAT RETIREMENT JOB available for the right couple on the west
coast of Florida. Get paid to live aboard an eighty-foot sailboat
as caretakers. Compensation: $20,000 salary, room, board, and
occasional tips. Prior boating experience a plus but not
required. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available at a small private growing facility
in Fort Lauderdale. Prefer a couple who aspire to live the Mother
Earth News lifestyle. For further requirements and information,
please check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSE SWAP available. We'd love to spend three weeks in San
Francisco or Marin County next summer. We offer to swap our three
bedroom house in Central France for a two bedroom
apartment/house. We have not yet decided on dates but we are
thinking about next July or August. We have two cats so cat
lovers are best! Photos and more information available on
request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in the Atlanta area.
Person will feed horses, clean some stalls, mow with tractor and
do minor upkeep and repairs. Usually about 25 to 30 hours a week.
Compensation is room in house with separate entrance or place for
your mobile home, $125 per week pay, and possible horse board or
riding privileges. Reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a 10 acre private Horse Farm 80 miles
east of Atlanta. A mature experienced couple would be best
suited. Property is in a well kept gated community fronting on
Lake Oconee. Duties include handling and upkeep of horses and
other pets, maintaining a small barn, yard work including lawns
and gardens and being a general handy-man. Accommodation provided
is a one bedroom fully furnished apartment with balcony
overlooking pastures and lake. Utilities are included plus
salary. We are looking for a long term arrangement. Reliability
and honesty are essential and experience in all aspects of the
job is required. References are needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH GEORGIA LLAMA FARM seeks a single or couple to work on
family llama farm. 15 hours per week in exchange for full RV
hook-ups. Light farm work. Enjoy the mountains and fun of the
adventure on a llama farm. You can go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn
more about the XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a 45 acre estate in Fayette County. Must
have knowledge of tractors and buildings. Please send resume to

WINTER GUESTS WELCOME on a Georgia Horse farm. Nice three
bedroom, two bath furnished cabin for rent (September - May) with
or without horses – facilities available. We are just west
of Augusta, GA in Columbia County. Many cultural activities.


WOULD YOU LIKE STAY with this German host family? We are a family
without kids. We are about 40 years old. We would like to learn
about you, your country, your language, and you can help us to
improve our English or Spanish. Then you will have great teachers
to improve your German! We offer English and Spanish speaking
girls a place to stay from one to three months. We live in a
little village. It is a quiet safe, place and you do not have to
pay for the room. For our offer we expect to spend time together
to talk and practice languages. There are activities you can do.
You could go swimming, or to try to get a short contract for a
fitness centre, cinema, you can go bike riding, walking, you can
use the cross trainer and body trainer. You are welcome to use
our computer with internet access. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


ALOHA FRIENDS. You are very welcome to come to Hawaii and stay at
our farm for 1-12 months anytime of the year. We are open year
round and welcome volunteer work exchange visitors from all over
the world. Currently we have visitors from Canada, Florida,
Nepal, Australia, Poland, Wisconsin, New Jersey, California, and
Nicaragua. They are very nice people from 19 years old to 56
years old.  Everyone is welcome. This is a great life changing
opportunity for visitor volunteers to develop new friendships
amongst like minded spiritual aspirants and to learn a lot about
farming, yoga, and life. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or visit our

I AM LOOKING TO SWAP my big island (Puma area) cottage for a
wilderness cabin (there must be easy back-country ski access). My
place is in a pristine black sand area with nearby warm springs,
dolphin swims, snorkeling, steam vents. It’s a nature
lovers dream. I have only 1½ bedrooms, funky but charming.
It is not luxurious, but everyone loves its Hawaii charm. Let me
know if you are interested. Photos available on request. Please
email Bob at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY of idealistic homesteaders on Maui is
looking for mature, committed couple(s) for membership.  Our name
is XXXXXXXXXXXXX meaning song, XXXXXXXXXXXXX is where we live and
means 'the sevens' (a sacred lucky number to the Hawaiian
people). We are the XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We have created a permaculture
farm in the jungles of Maui devoted to sustainable living. To
raise our children naturally, and teach them the joys of caring
for others, raising their own food and caring for the Earth. We
live mostly off the grid. Our electricity is solar and wind. Our
water is rain catch. We are located in the rural area of Lower
Nahiku. For more info, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

ALOHA, I am Zen. I have a small 3 acre place out in the rain
forest on Hawaii. I am interested in making a botanical
garden/nature preserve/food producing park and joining with my
neighbors new and old in forming a loose and independent
community out there. There are a few other families out there
with similar community goals and I am offering my place as a
stepping stone for others to live and hopefully purchase other
lots in the area in order to grow our community without having to
rule and control anyone (Freedom rules). I'm putting a small
group together that want to give Hawaii a try and help plant
trees and make trails and garden areas. Water falls from the sky
out here (180"/year) and when the changes come we have the
resources to survive. Space is limited. So contact me early if
interested. XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscientious caretakers
throughout the year. No pets or drugs. Must have a car. Ideal
space for a couple who want elegant simplicity, for whom beauty,
mindfulness and integrity are important. Please visit
more information.

TWO MONTH WORK EXCHANGE available on a private organic
permaculture farm on Kauai. If you baby-sit – that would be
a big plus! Ask nine hours per week for glorified camping set up
- hot shower, gas cooker, sink, outdoor bath, composting toilet,
covered 20’ x 30’ with wooden floor and two walls.
One more hour for electric. Seeking a private person. Kauai is
awe-striking in beauty! The magic cannot be described! Please

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
 Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but
ideally desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt
shape or 20 x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain
water catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless
internet, surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We
share excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese,
feta, and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet,
child, and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MY BEAUTIFUL modernized farmhouse is situated in the Great Plain
area, 1½ km from the little town of Kiskunmajsa, known for
its famous Jonathan Thermal Bath. I live here with two very soft
and kind dogs and two sweet independent cats. I’m looking
for animal loving, caring, reliable and responsible people who
would enjoy spending some splendid time here in Southern Hungary.
The park-like garden just needs grass cutting and watering.
Budapest is 140 km away. Bicycles are available and walking
distance to Kiskunmajsa is only 20 minutes. Please email Monika
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in Southern Hungary, near Pécs now
through May 2007. We ended up with two houses in this picturesque
Hungarian village. We need someone to stay in one of them over
the winter to keep it heated which costs about $250/month. If
required we provide full board for $500/month, one or two people
are OK. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CHICAGO COUPLE seeks a professionally trained Household Manager
with strong cooking abilities. Responsibilities include managing
two housekeepers, overseeing daily operation of the home, and
provide high-quality dinners for the adult household. Occasional
entertaining will require hiring local caterers, servers, and
bartenders. Must have great organizational abilities, computer
skills, and multitasking capabilities. Salary to $85,000 or
commensurate with abilities and includes private apartment and
benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FEMALE CARETAKER needed ASAP. My wife needs a companion eight
hours a day. In exchange for helping my wife, a private
bedroom/bath will be provided. For more info, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS NEEDED for a small private club in Hancock County.
Couples welcome. Housing provided. Background check and drug
screen required. Please send your reply to Box XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM MANAGER NEEDED: Handy man, carpenter, animal lover, farm
savvy person for a 40 acre horse/llama farm located on the
northwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Possible living
accommodations on site. Preferably a male or could be a couple.
Duties include total care of premises, landscaping, animal care,
and mechanical knowledge. References required. Please contact Bob


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Puglia, Italy from December until March
2007. Couple required to house/pet sit. I have a large villa in
southern Italy and require a responsible reliable couple who love
dogs and cats. I have two dogs and one cat. For more details,


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 300-year-old thatched roof
farmhouse nestled deep in the mountains of Tokushima, Japan.
Alongside the continued care and upkeep of the house, we aim to
establish a model of community-based tourism that works to
sustain the traditional culture of the surrounding area in hopes
of enabling the tourist industry to create and maintain a more
harmonious relationship with the local community. On a day to day
level, XXXXXXXXXXXXX operates as a fledgling organic farm, and a
guesthouse and meeting point for locals and visitors to the area.
All volunteers receive room and board. Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER(S) NEEDED from February through mid-April, 2007, to
live in our earth contact house on the west side of Kansas City.
Three acres in lovely, rural hills/treed area. Must like cats. We
have one loving fixed male who enjoys laps, petting. No other
pets please. House is one-half hour from downtown Kansas City,
the Crossroads Arts District and the historic Country Club Plaza.
Area features fantastic restaurants (not just BBQ please!), a
good symphony, many theater experiences and recreational
opportunities on the rivers, or bike and walking paths. A small
lake nearby for fishing or kayaking/canoeing. Major league
sporting events also. Twenty-five minutes to Lawrence, KS/the
University of Kansas campus and more entertainment. Please
provide references and email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for 10 acres of undeveloped land in Mount
Victory, which is in Pulaski County (close to the Tennessee
border). The owner plans to develop the land into a small
farm/homestead. It does not have city water, however, does have a
well. (This property was an old homestead years ago). Searching
for a Christian family (no smokers or drinkers) who are
interested in living rent free on the land, and are welcome to
have their animals and garden in exchange for caretaking the
property. The land should be kept simple and off-grid. Is this
anything that you might be interested in? If so, please email


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking volunteers to work at orphanages.
Volunteers live with a local family that lives near the homes. In
fact, all the volunteers that we have had before lived in a
home-stay with a local family. Work begins at 8am until about
3pm. Projects include teaching children, puppets, feeding, giving
medicine, and generally staying with the kids. Length of stay can
be a minimum of two weeks up to one year. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Learn about organic farming, livestock
care, marketing, greenhouse management, homesteading skills, and
more. Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. With 40+
farms participating. XXXXXXXXXXXXX


ANIMAL LOVER needed to help care for farm animals and perform
other farm-related and domestic chores at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, an
organic farm that produces foods solely for donation to the poor.
100% of the organic vegetables, fruit, eggs, and milk produced is
given away to 109 soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and emergency
food pantries that feed the needy. XXXXXXXXXXXXX, created in 1993
near Reisterstown, Maryland, is a 100 acre farm run 90% by
volunteers. Room and board are provided, and, for those that work
full time, a stipend. To learn more, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


"Barbara Yates: Mendocino Caretaking – Carving a
Creative Life"
Date of Birth: 10/30/47
Interests: reading, sculpture, painting, travel, writing,
singing, meditation, hiking, swimming and horseback riding
Quote: "Creativity can solve almost any problem. The
creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes
everything." (George Lewis) 

Barbara Yates

        I make my living as an artist and as a single person I
learned that caretaking other people’s property allowed me
the time and space to make my art. This lifestyle has landed me
in extremely beautiful places, with my rent, utilities and,
depending on the situation, food, salaries, vehicles, and use of
swimming pools, as part of the deal.
      In my twenties I traveled around the world and found
wonderful opportunities for work exchanges along the way. In
Australia I lived for a couple of years in the outback where I
rented a house on a two hundred acre farm for the low rent of $80
a month in exchange for keeping an eye on my landlord’s
cows. In Bodh Gaya, India I spent a couple of weeks in a Thai
Buddhist monastery, in exchange I spent an hour every day helping
one of the monks with his university studies (in English). In
Israel I lived on a kibbutz for three months and did a variety of
jobs in exchange for everything I needed. I learned that honest,
loyal, hard working people were really appreciated and could get
jobs anywhere in the world.
      In my thirties I finally settled down and worked as a
computer programmer until I sold two of my short travel stories
to a magazine and a piece of art that I’d created was
accepted for an important juried show the City of Los Angeles was
sponsoring. I quit my job and began looking for ways to survive
as an artist, which in L.A. meant long term house sitting and
doing occasional scenic painting for movies.
      In my forties my first creative work exchange was as scenic
painter for the New Hope Theater in Pennsylvania. I spent the
summer painting sets in the Pocono Mountains while living in a
beautiful resort hotel. I stayed for two months in an apartment
in Venice Beach, CA in exchange for doing all the black and white
still photography for a video project an artist friend was
working on. On vacation in Jamaica I met a woman who lived in a
beautiful villa on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean and ended
up house sitting it for a week when she had to go away. While
there I learned wood carving from a local artist.
      One of my favorite work exchanges was for a real estate
investor in Bel Air. For three years I worked two days a week as
his office assistant in exchange for a salary and a nice little
apartment in one wing of his house. I had full use of the grounds
and swimming pool. It was while living in Bel Air that I began
carving large wood sculptures for the Treepeople Park in Beverly
Hills. I finally left Bel Air to do a summer work exchange as an
Artist in Residence at the Avondale Forest Park in County
Wicklow, Ireland where I carved a large sculpture from a famous
tree that had died. After this experience many of my work
exchanges were art related. I carved a large standing Quan Yin
for the Zen Center of Los Angeles; a statue of the Bodhisatva
Jizo for the Zen Mountain Center near Idyllwild, CA; I made my
first good money when I carved two large angels and an intricate
fireplace mantel, including corbels, for a stunt man’s
house in Thousand Oaks, CA; in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico I
carved Saint Bernard with his St. Bernard dog for the Hotel St.
Bernard while staying in one of their large suites for over two
months off season.
      In my fifties I discovered The Caretaker Gazette. After
9/11, I decided I didn’t want to wait until I had enough
money to buy my own land in the country. I found the perfect
solution in the Gazette. I lived for two years in a very remote
southern Ohio bird sanctuary, taking care of all the birds and
other creatures, as well as a large organic garden. After that I
spent a year and a half as an Artist in Residence at a
women’s retreat center outside of Cincinnati.
      I came out to California last fall to deliver a statue
I’d carved of Quan Yin to the Zen Center in Sebastopol in
Sonoma County. I was house sitting for friends in Santa Cruz when
I saw the ad in the Gazette for the Meditation Yoga Center in
Sacramento. I spent a month there and carved a statue for them of
Krishna’s favorite girlfriend, Radha, and also lost 10
pounds. I’ve been living for the last six months on top of
a mountain in Mendocino County. It started out as a carving job,
but ended up as a caretaker situation. I have a cabin with a huge
deck around it in the middle of a madrone forest. On my deck
I’m carving a six foot tall Buddha for a local Buddhist
monastery. In exchange for the cabin, utilities and meals I work
25 hours a month, taking care of the extensive flower gardens and
animals. The owner travels a lot and feels safe knowing I’m
here watching things. I love it here but that doesn’t stop
me from carefully reading every email I get from the Gazette.

One of Barbara’s Woodcarvings


NEXT STEP PRODUCE, located in southern Maryland on 80 certified
organic acres, is seeking people who are active believers in an
alternative food system, and in the physical, mental, and
emotional attributes that make such a system viable. Good work
ethic, not separate from life ethic, for us is expressed through
mindfulness, initiative, and self-responsibility, guided by
community-spirit, and earth-pride. Tasks include greenhouse
seeding, maintenance, ground preparation, transplanting, weeding,
harvesting, and market preparation. Neighboring rustic housing
available. The commute is a beautiful and brief walk through the
forest. Pay depends on experience, skills and contributions on
your part, but starts at minimum wage. If this speaks to you and
you would like to gain or deepen your knowledge of organic
vegetable production, contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a beautiful 300 acre horse farm in Owings
Mills. Will assist owner of property. Duties also include grocery
shopping, errands, caring for pets, etc. House included. Salary
to $40,000. Great opportunity for someone with or without
experience. For other employment listings XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE MOTHER in Annandale who travels is looking to find some
one who can take care of son Sunday nights through Friday Nights
in exchange for room and board. Duties include getting him ready
to be picked up in the morning and then being home between
5pm-6pm to feed, bath, and put him to bed. Weekend work is not
mandatory; however, if the caretaker would like extra work and
Mom needs an hour or so for errands and rest, the hours would be
paid as agreed upon. The caretaker will be able to share the home
and the room is a very nice size and is furnished. We are only
five miles from North Virginia Community College and 15 miles
from George Mason. Caretaker will need their own vehicle and must
be of legal citizenship status. Internet access is also available
for the caretaker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are
interested in this position.

HORSE TRAINING FACILITY near Baltimore seeks working
student/caretaker (single or couple). Farm labor includes fence
repair, tractor driving, weed whacking, and general repairs and
maintenance. Opportunity to work with international Grand Prix
dressage trainer. Compensation includes apartment and riding
lessons (if qualified). Small stipend for full time work. Please


A BEVERLY FARMS FAMILY (north of Boston) seeks a highly energetic
couple for their beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. home on eight
breathtaking acres. This is a dynamic family with four beautiful
children, age’s three to seven. Her responsibilities will
include housecleaning, laundry, ironing, family meals, running
errands, coordinating with contractors, and indoor plant care.
His responsibilities will include yard care and coordinating with
yard contractors, trash removal, care and service for eight
automobiles, occasional chauffeuring, snow blowing and plowing,
occasional bartending, and pet care. Important qualities for this
couple include experience in a large family home, self-starting
with great energy, discretion, can-do and willing attitudes,
nonsmoking, and child-friendliness. The family owns homes in
Maine and Vermont, and frequent travel to them will be required.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience and includes
benefits and newly-renovated one-bedroom apartment.

LOOKING FOR A skilled carpenter/handyman/woodsman for several
weeks to a few months of contemplative forest time at a sixteen
acre Central Massachusetts private "retreat-in-
development" ninety minutes away from Boston abutting a
state forest, equipped with wood burning sauna, outdoor brick
oven, woodstove, pump well, solar powered sleeping loft/library
in exchange for property beautification, repairs, landscaping,
lumbering and possible animal care. Inquiries please send email
to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail a letter and resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX.


PROPERTY on hillside overlooking the southern Oaxaca Valley
seeking someone who desires an alternative experience. The ideal
person would be someone who has knowledge of and experience
pruning grape vines for production! Everything is off-grid and
solar. Two adobe one room places (one my house - one for tools
and batteries). A palapa bathhouse with homemade solar hot water
tanks, shower, tub, compost toilet, clothes washer. A separate
palapa for kitchen and dining room. I've a single terraced
vegetable garden and a chicken coop making organic compost. I'm
building a "real" house based upon the current
infrastructure - adobe on site and so on. Ultimately I'd like to
put in a workshop building and 4 or 5 other single room buildings
for artists or yoga folks or whatever. I've two spare beds in the
bathhouse palapa that work nicely for visitors. Please contact


CO-MANAGER NEEDED. Seeking a two-person team to live on site in a
gracious retirement community. Must be a team player, organized,
flexible, good listener and love seniors. Great Benefits. Must be
willing to work in Northern Ohio, Michigan, and Western
Pennsylvania areas. To apply, please send resumes to

COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL needed to assist in management of a
six-cabin lakeside resort from mid-May to mid-October in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan, just north of the Wisconsin/Michigan
border. Work 20 hours per week in exchange for a private cabin
located next to a wilderness area famous for its pristine lakes,
old-growth forest and great canoeing, kayaking, fishing and
hiking. Duties include registration and care of guests and
cleaning and preparing cabins in-between guests. Please write to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the St. Louis Area from June 21 –
July 11, 2007. We need someone to stay with our Min Pin in our
home in O'Fallon, Missouri (which is near St. Louis) while we are
on vacation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEED A LIVE IN for a rural horse ranch outside of Whitefish with
no animals to care for.  The ranch is on the market and is 25
miles northwest of Whitefish in snow country. You pay the
utilities and live there for free. For more details, please call

ORGANIC LAMB OPERATION on a scenic ranch, an hour east of the
Rocky Mountains, and Glacier National Park, near to town but
located on a river, open to interns interested in learning more
about raising sheep and what being organic entails (a lot of
record keeping, for one thing). Acquire ranch experience by
assisting in upgrading present land conditions through organic
management techniques, wildlife habitat plantings, etc. There is
a lot of fixing up and tearing down as the ranch was homesteaded
over a 100 years ago.  Volunteers sought who can help me realize
this dream of mine to keep this historic ranch viable and
contributing to health, community, and environment. Volunteers
live at the ranch house at the present time. I am hoping a cabin
can get built in the near future to give them their personal
space. Please contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM IN NEED OF SOMEONE to take over my twenty acre ranch at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Roundup (40 miles from Billings). It has a three
stall barn with arena and other outbuildings. If you can take
over my horse boarding, shoeing and vetting, sales, training of
race horses (Quarter, Dressage and Hunter and Eventing horses)
please contact me. I also do horse rental, horseback weddings and
have a Children’s Camp. I also lease horses for hunting.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home in a secluded, gated section of
Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. We have an old German style
home near Windhoek’s city centre. We have two cats that
will need to be pampered while we are away. We also have a number
of exotic plants that will need watering while we are away. We
need a housesitter for the month of February, 2007, which is our
summer-time here. You must provide at least three references and
let us know if you are cat lovers. For more details, please email


LIVE AND WORK in the White Mountains of NH. We operate as an
organic farm and educational homestead specializing in gardening,
animal husbandry, forestry, ecological construction, woodworking,
culinary artistry, and community outreach. Opportunities exist
year round.  For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


ESTATE MANAGER WANTED. Energetic, take-charge and responsible
individual needed for a New Jersey country estate. Must be able
to oversee complete management of house and grounds. Ability to
troubleshoot and respond to technological needs of
state-of-the-art home, as well as being internet savvy.
Responsibilities also include day to day maintenance of all
mechanical systems. Must be reachable 24 hours a day and able to
respond to on-site problems. Prior high-end, large, private home
or equivalent experience required. Excellent driving record and
references necessary. Non-smoking. Competitive salary and
benefits. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HORSE TRAINING ASSISTANT wanted. Room and board provided.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteer program is now in its fifth year. To
learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG TERM HOUSESITTER needed in Northern New Mexico. You will
need a 4 Wheel Drive. No pets or smoking allowed. It’s a
new home, with a beautiful view. Starting January 1, 2007 with a
break in July/August. You pay phone/internet if you want it.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANT TO LIVE FULL OR PART-TIME 50 miles from town in the
northeastern New Mexico mountains? Build your own stone house,
grow your own eggs, milk, garden? Willing to provide part-time
handyman services? If so, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX  


HANDS-ON POSITION AVAILABLE. Requires 10 years relevant
experience, including general construction, and knowledge of
historical buildings. Responsible for maintenance and care of
property, grounds and structures; indoor and outdoor work;
supervising contractors, grounds person, gardener etc. 5-6 days a
week. Salary and bonus provided. Live-on possible. Non-smokers
only. Couple also desirable if other is housekeeper. This is a
great opportunity on a beautiful riverfront estate in Dutchess
County. Please send your resume and references to PO Box

GREAT CAMP CARETAKER needed. Live-in caretaker position is
available for a responsible person or couple. Hands-on experience
in building maintenance preferred. To apply, please mail your

HAMPTON BAYS property caretaker job available. This job will
include overseeing all aspects of the property. Lawn maintenance
and care, maintenance of all gardens and hedges, pool cleaning
and monitoring, opening and closing of the pool and irrigation
systems, snow and ice management, pressure washing service,
mulching and weeding gardens, spring and fall property cleanups
and 24 hour on call maintenance to the rental units. Compensation
is apartment, utilities, phone and $30,000/year. Our website is

CARETAKER POSITION available in the Albany/Saratoga NY area.
Experienced horse caretaker couple needed. We are seeking an
experienced, responsible couple. Must be able to assume
responsibilities for semi absentee owners to live on our property
full time. The responsibilities include but are not limited to,
care for our thoroughbred and riding horses, also maintain
gardens and grounds (both perennial and vegetable). English
saddle riding ability a plus, though not a necessity. Take care
of three dogs and have repair and maintenance skills. Living
quarters provided: 2-bedroom and bath, kitchen and dining room
and a lovely vaulted living room. Must be a caring couple with
past experiences and references. Along with apartment, and
utilities a generous compensation package will be worked out for
the right couple. Applicants must be from the East Coast. To
apply, please email your resume and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for farm animals and pets as well as
property maintenance, housekeeping/babysitting, etc. Total work
split between two people is about 40 hours/week in exchange for a
rent-free one bedroom private cottage on the property in Bedford.
Flexible scheduling. If the agreed upon work exceeds 40 hours per
week, which it will occasionally, an hourly wage will be agreed
upon and you will be paid for additional hours. Please keep in
mind things such as babysitting and housekeeping will be needed
very minimally during the summer. If you are interested in the
position/housing, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
information or questions.

I AM LOOKING for an experienced live in caretaker to help my
folks with daily household things. They have a nice home in
Penfield and plenty of room for your own privacy. I prefer you
have a driver’s license and are single. You must like to
care for the elderly, and be kind and understanding of their
needs. Monthly pay to be discussed. If you are interested please

A LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a North Salem property. This
position has independent living quarters and $30,000 per year for
two. Her: paid full time housekeeper and pet care. Him: not paid,
part time chores (approximately six hours per week). Both: non
smokers, with driving licenses, and fluent in English. Please
provide work history and references. To apply, please contact

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a non-profit educational working farm on 65
acres just south of New Paltz. World-famous rock-climbing cliffs,
the Gunks, are within a 10 minute drive from the farm, as well as
two nature preserves featuring endless
hiking/biking/cross-country ski trails, lakes, ponds and streams.
Prior farming experience preferred but not required. Ability to
work long hours in all weather at physical and sometimes tedious
jobs is important. Commitment to environmental sustainability and
community. Skills/experience in construction, mechanics, and
education are a plus. Housing: On-farm furnished one bedroom
cottage is available for one intern or a couple. We offer three
internships positions -- one full-time farming internship and two
part-time farming/part-time youth education internships.
Curriculum has been developed over the years but there is also
opportunity to develop new activities based on your own interests
and skills. For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER needed from time to time in Kamo. Must be flexible.
We need a casual sitter on call, sometimes for two nights, and
sometimes longer. Kamo is a small township north of Whangarei. It
is famous for having the northernmost traffic lights in New
Zealand. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WORKING VOLUNTEERS needed on XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a center for ecology
and humanity. You will ordinarily be expected to work five hours
per day, six days a week. Manual labor includes some planting,
weeding, harvesting, collecting firewood for cooking, feeding
animals, organizing, and writing. Sometimes guests prefer to work
a bit more each day and to eat food we prepare, and we are often
open to that. You can also expect to have several days per week
when you will simply be guarding the house. The days you are on
guard duty, you'll still have to feed the animals and make your
own food, but you will have at most one or two hours of manual
labor to do. We have an excellent library, and guests are welcome
to borrow books they sign out provided the books do not leave the
premises. No drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, or firearms are allowed
at the farm. We speak English, Spanish, and German. We welcome
guests from any country. To contact us, please email


seeks motivated individuals interested in applying their
knowledge of horticulture to help maintain the campus gardens.
Room and board will be provided in exchange for 40 hours per week
of landscaping.  Interns will assist and report to the staff
gardener.  We are seeking interns that are available from March
11 through May 4, 2007 and also from May 27 through August 25,
2007.  Please send a letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

CARETAKER NEEDED. Experienced individual or couple needed for a
small recreation farm/estate in the Cashiers/Highlands area.
Looking for a handyman with gardening/landscaping skills,
carpentry skills, knowledge of farm equipment and systems,
including small engine repair. Exotic livestock and domestic
pets. Job includes salary, one bedroom house on premises.
References required. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A BEECHWOOD FAMILY seeks a live-out hands-on Household Manager to
care for their home. Responsibilities include housecleaning,
laundry, ironing, running errands, and anything else needed to
help the family's lives run more smoothly. Must have previous
experience and/or professional training. A caring and nurturing
individual will find this to be a very rewarding position. Salary
to $55,000 and includes benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


INN KEEPERS WANTED. Married couple needed to run a Bed &
Breakfast in Southeast Oklahoma. No children or pets. Grounds
care and light maintenance required. Must be excellent
housekeepers and good in dealing with public. For more info,


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from January – April 2007. We are 30
minutes from Portland Oregon airport, one hour from Mt St Helens
and 1½ hours from Mt Hood, with lots of winter sports. We
are three hours from Seattle. We have a three bedroom, two bath,
2,200 sq. ft. home on six acres. There is a hot tub and a
year-round creek on the property. We have an outdoor cat that
needs some attention and two fish in a tank. You can easily leave
both with enough food for two nights; three days giving you time
to explore the area.  In March there may be a lawn to mow-we have
a riding mower-easy to operate. And monthly you'll want to plan
on two hours to walk the yards front and back to pick up sticks
downed by winter storms. We are having our mail forwarded so no
responsibilities there. We are asking only that you pay the
utilities ($350/month for four months). We can be somewhat
flexible with the dates needed. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERMANENT HONEST AND RELIABLE horse care needed for a Morgan
sport horse farm. Lovely, wild and remote setting on a river 35
minutes from Jacksonville, Oregon. Prefer a loving couple where
one party works from home (satellite internet and multiple phones
lines available), and partner cares for 15 or so horses in
exchange for housing. Property has large organic garden and fruit
trees. Must be able to work independently, enjoy outdoor work,
love animals, put tools away, and take pride in the appearance of
the property. Ideal couple participates in large garden and small
orchard by helping with weeding, eating, and loving the garden
and its kitty cats and chickens year round. Experience with
stabled horses, mares and foals required. Responsibilities
include twice daily feeding, stall cleaning, barn upkeep,
handling youngsters along with whatever needs to be done.
Compensation includes a lovely two bedroom, one bath fully
restored vintage farmhouse with separate studio and other small
buildings in various stages of repair. No dogs in the house;
couple may have two horses; and a reasonable number of dogs,
cats, and other critters suitable to lifestyle and facilities.
References required. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the
premises. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with "Horse
care" in the subject line.

DREAMED of a Thoreauesque experience? Remote cabin available on a
river 100 miles south of Bend, Oregon. Exchange for light
caretaking work. This winter or indefinitely. For more details,
please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A PERSON experienced in gardening, preferably bio-intensive
in Florence, on the Oregon Coast. Must have trailer to park on
lot to live in. Free living space for work. Please email

HORSE BARN CARETAKER needed for approximately 25 - 30 hours work
per week in exchange for housing in a new manufactured home.
Horse handling experience is a must for this caretaker position.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MANAGER WANTED, long-term, for a small mobile home park in the
country near Reading. Newly renovated house across from park is
provided. Strong management skills required. Please reply to

A PHILADELPHIA FAMILY seeks a highly professional live-in
Housekeeper for their 9,000 sq. ft. home. Do you thrive in a
bustling environment? This household's three older children and
three cats will give you the challenge you need. They need a
self-motivated, meticulous individual who never needs to be told
twice to do anything. Experience and knowledge in caring for
marble, antiques, silver, etc. required. Put your sophistication
to work in a household that will be thrilled by your competence.
Salary to $55,000 and includes benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER-WANTED. Caretaker/Handyman (can be couple) needed to
help with the maintenance of a camp for children with special
needs. Person needs to be able to do landscaping, plumbing, light
electrical and general maintenance. Position includes salary and
comfortable home. No tobacco or alcohol users please. Please send
a resume and letter explaining why you are interested in this
wonderful opportunity. Please fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed for a girls camp and office building.
Hands on maintenance and construction, as well as supervision of
a part-time janitor. Carpentry, plumbing, and mechanical skills
experience required. Must live on site. Salary in the low 20's,
housing and vehicle included. To apply, please send your resume

A PITTSBURGH FAMILY seeks a couple for their home. They hope for
a highly experienced and professional couple who can meet their
needs and go beyond their expectations. The gentleman will be
responsible for gardening, automobile maintenance and service,
handyman work, etc.; the woman will be housecleaning, laundry and
ironing, serving dinner, and providing occasional assistance with
cooking. If you are looking for a great family who will
appreciate your hard work, look no further. Salary commensurate
with skills and experience and includes living accommodations and
benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING A CARETAKER, preferably a couple, for an off-the-grid,
oceanfront house on an outer island of Palau. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for details, photographs, and application


WINTER IN THE SUNBELT! Seeking a responsible animal lover to live
in our attractive Dallas area home and care for our dogs from
1/15/2007 to 3/16/2007. Quiet, secluded, wooded neighborhood,
walking distance to Lake Grapevine and hiking/biking trail. Huge
private back yard with a Koi pond. Near shopping/restaurants.
Fireplace, central heat, satellite TV, broadband internet. Must
love dogs - our five are thoroughly "spoiled" and have
the run of the house. Combined weight: 145 pounds, combined age:
21 years. References requested. Small weekly compensation
possible.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND / CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a long term
full-time/year round employee on our small South Texas Ranch.
Live on property. Care for animals, build and maintain fencing,
landscaping, barn care and all other property maintenance. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at 

PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in San Augustine. We are
looking for a couple to maintain the property in exchange for
free rent. Additional responsibilities as well as compensation
will be dealt with in detail under their perspective categories.
The property is near downtown; one house, 3,000 sq. ft.,
furnished one bedroom apartment, a furnished two bedroom
apartment upstairs, and a commercial building on the square. The
unit available is large enough only for two people. Experience is
required and references will be requested. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SMALL WORKING RANCH in the Texas Hill Country is looking for a
retired individual or couple to assist with ranch chores, horse
care, maintenance and repairs. 50 amp hookup available, but no
septic. Or small older hunter's cabin. Must be very fit and have
own insurance. Must have equine experience and be handy with
tools and machinery. Not suitable for people with children. Small
stipend. This position is available now, and is long term.
Background check. Contact via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cat Spring. Drug
screen and background check required. This is a full-time,
live-in position. Maintenance background (plumbing, HVAC, some
electrical, carpentry, equipment maintenance). Maintain grounds,
landscaping, mowing, feed and care of animals. See to guests'
needs and guest activities; i.e., horseback riding, trap
shooting. Housekeeping for B&B. Free rent, utilities, and
salary. Communicate clearly with a professional demeanor. No
felonies. No smoking, no drugs, and no drinking. Please fax your

CARETAKER COUPLE with no children needed to do general ranch
maintenance, housekeeping and some cooking on a Beeville ranch.

children or school age children, to manage and maintain the main
ranch house, grounds, vehicles, cook for the couple, take care of
a few small pets and grocery shopping. They should be comfortable
living in a remote area, about 35 miles to the nearest town.
Property in South Texas. Send resumes to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL ALL-AROUND HANDY PERSON needed to live in the country in
southeastern Austin. The ideal candidate already has another job
with enough wage compensation. This is primarily an outside
supervised/responsible manual labor-type position. Tasks are
multiple, including but not limited to tree trimming, brush
removal, property/yard debris collection/removal, rough carpentry
assistance, moderate construction-related assistance inside and
outside, etc. Initial task will be to ready the guest housing for
your occupation: Guest housing will accommodate a married couple,
perhaps with one infant/child. Property host is a sober Christian
man blessed with too much to do. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ANTIQUE SHOP/HOME in the Texas Hill Country located on small
acreage seeks an energetic working couple. Our business is
growing and we need long-term help with retail, groundskeeping,
general handyman/carpentry, domestic animal care, furniture
refinishing - will train if necessary. Prefer couple no smoking,
no children - house pets and horses OK. We also have an RV site
or cabin for a carpenter/refinisher. Scenic rural setting 40
minutes from San Antonio/3 hours from the coast. Property
includes antique roses, herb and vegetable gardens, mock
"old towne." We are motivated people with high
standards and solid work ethics that appreciate the same
qualities. Housing plus salary. To apply, please call


local primary/high schools in rural areas. We are in a beautiful
province in Northeastern Thailand, close to Southern Laos. We
welcome volunteers from all over the world to teach English at
rural school in the Northeastern Thailand. The project has been
carefully designed by our staff who have been working closely
with children and international volunteers at previous English
camps. Interested volunteers please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED for an oceanfront holiday villa in Port Vila,
Vanuatu, Pacific Islands from April 2007 - January 2008.
Housesitter required for our Harbor front home in Port Vila. Free
rent in return for caretaking responsibilities. This is an
idyllic position; with fabulous diving straight off land. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY and retreat center seeks members.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small spiritual community, retreat center, and
organic homestead secluded on 120 acres in the hills of Northeast
Vermont. 2 - 6 Members share daily meditation, work, and noon
meal. Private accommodations, vegetarian food, plus stipend
provided. To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER for a Waterfront Estate needed in York County.
Knowledge of the trades, boats, houses, pools, etc. desired. Must
be mechanically inclined and have lots of local connections.
Flexible hours. To apply, please send a letter or resume to

WORKING VACATION available. We offer a rent-free vacation here at
Stonewall Bed and Breakfast. Located on Blue Ridge Parkway, in
Floyd. Flexible time periods are available. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please visit our website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BROAD RUN, VA FAMILY seeks a Housekeeper or Couple to manage
their large rural estate. Duties include full housecleaning,
occasional travel and entertaining, very light cooking, etc. Must
enjoy a rural environment and be able to work flexible schedule
where you will always have two consecutive days off. Salary to
$85,000 plus off site housing and benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX


GARDENER/CARETAKERS WANTED for a permaculture farmstead in the
fertile Skagit valley foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Basic
skills and ambition to help plan and implement early vegetable
plantings, greenhouse development, and garden maintenance sought
for 6 - 8 months beginning in February. Non-smoking couple
without pets sought for 50 total hours/week. Light duties
maintaining rabbit and cat population. Mechanical skills and
interest to monitor/maintain renewable energy and farm systems
helpful but will train. Small cottage and utilities provided. Own
car would be helpful. For more details, please email

SECURITY RESIDENT/CARETAKER needed for a large non-profit senior
center operation in north suburban Seattle. Can be a single
person or couple. The Security Resident will live in a large,
rent-free, on-site one bedroom apartment, maintain a telephone,
and must be available on an as-needed basis seven days a week,
excluding the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays, to handle
emergencies and to oversee contracted use of our facilities. No
salary or stipend. Background check required. Please contact

A PRIVATE FACILITY at the foothills of Cascades in Western
Washington is looking for an experienced horse person to perform
daily horse related chores for a small breeding operation (two -
three broodmares and some youngsters). Also some dog care. Can be
part-time (horse and dog care only) or full-time (with property
maintenance). Salary, separate living accommodations, and
utilities provided. Smoke/drug/alcohol-free environment. Recent
references required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER needed. Seeking an on-site experienced
Caretaker. Can be a single or couple. Must be very organized,
with good people skills and high energy a must. Skills should
include plumbing, electric, boiler, and A/C. Also, snow removal
and grounds care. Must have own tools. Position includes
apartment, a competitive wage, plus benefits. Please send your
resume to: Newport West Condo Association, Attn: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


**TOP COUPLE NEEDED** Beautiful ranch in Bondurant, Wyoming needs
an excellent and polished live in couple. Knowledge of formal
service required. Exceptional housekeeping, cooking, handyman,
driving, etc. Knowledge of wine a plus. Spacious cottage and full
benefits with 401K plan. Must be legal and have minimum five
years experience. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

in Cora, WY is currently in need of a cabin cleaner. Full time
position, free housing to single employees without pets. Duties
include daily guest cabin cleaning, laundry, grass cutting, etc.
Year round operation with two pre-determined closures, one in the
Spring and one in the Fall, each lasting about four weeks. You
can go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, or please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX to set up a telephone interview at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SNOWED-IN WYOMING WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles from
Pinedale, 22 miles from nearest plowed road needs a caretaker.
Two to three month stints available now through June 1. Gorgeous
scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
Internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures. Responsibilities: 1) be there, 2)
keep water running, 3) monitor weather station, 4) feed cat, 5)
shovel two roofs if snow exceeds three feet. No pay, but we
supply food, fuels and "utilities". Snowmobile not
provided. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL RESIDENT MANAGERS needed for an apartment complex in
Jackson. Couple required to live on site. Office, caretaking and
maintenance. Please submit resume and references to


Super Duper (Itinerant) Girl Friday on permanent call for
your personal and business needs. Bookmark: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible retired couple desire housing near
Fayetteville, Arkansas area for Winter months, January - March or
April. Have a small, quiet dog. He is writing textbook, she is
artist. Home owners in SE Wyoming. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Great references available.

Worldwide traveling housesitter available. Also available
as a website/computer assistant. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, 55-years-old, good physical condition, no ailments
seeking caretaker position. No smoking, drinking, or drugs. Have
own carpenter tools and landscape equipment. Very versatile,
dependable, and organized. Talented 22-year-old son to assist.
Desire long term, good pay, any warm climate. Please call

Estate Management Couple Available. Mature and talented
couple in their 50's, looking for a live-position. We have owned
and operated service businesses for 25 years. We have a
service-oriented outlook for each position we have had. We're
very organized, creative and motivated. You will not be
disappointed with us! We are flexible geographically. Great
references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Washington, DC area House/Pet-Sitter available ASAP.
Single writer/ performer seeking long term position in or around
DC, love pets and gardens, good with small fix-it projects, kind,
quiet, reliable, great references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fun to have around, married couple with many years of
documented work together have moved to Tucson, AZ. and are
searching for houses/properties/Inns/B&Bs to manage/caretake.
We possess a variety of practical and people-oriented skills, are
self-motivated to do good work, and enjoy working well with
others or alone. Please contact Susann and Stephen Paige for
further information/references at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Southern California, Caretaker. Professional, experienced,
excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

50-year-old Norwegian-American, single, female physician
seeks employment as a travel partner/companion. If interested,
please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scottish lady available to look after your house and
animals. She is in her young 60s, very active, with a great sense
of humor. She’s honest with great references. Would love to
housesit, be your companion, and watch your countryside animals.
She enjoys people. If you are interested, please call

Highly skilled property managers seeking a long term
caretaking position. Hardworking, resourceful, detail oriented,
couple would like to relocate to the Central/North Coast of
California, currently employed in property management industry in
Aspen Co. Experienced in all aspects of Estate and Home
management, including day to day household chores, event planning
and coordinating, construction/contractor oversight, inventory
and purchasing, bookkeeping, computer skills, cooking,
transportation management and auto maintenance/repair. Wide range
of building maintenance skills, own tools, workshop is desirable,
annual flower gardens, carpentry, controls, drywall, electrical,
fabrication/welding, fencing, heating, irrigation, landscape
installation and maintenance, painting, plumbing. We enjoy the
outdoors, being surrounded by nature and would prefer a remote
situation. Outstanding references available upon request. Please

Park City, Utah. Grad-level educated couple with a growing
Property Management Company looking for situations/new clients.

Maui – Responsible/Well-Educated/Professional Couple
relocating to Maui. All situations/arrangements considered.

Mature responsible adult fiber artisan non-drinker
non-smoker non-drugs seeks long-term housesitting on East Coast.
You provide free living/work space with utilities included
stipend. I have transportation references no problem with
background check. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

UK/EUROPE: Mature, Responsible couple looking for a
short-term house sitting job during March-June. We are both smoke
free and love animals; we are currently working in Napa Valley.
Please contact us via email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX  

Quiet, mature, non-smoking or drug using middle-aged self
sufficient woman desires a long term caretaking property
opportunity with a separate housing structure in place, in
exchange for overseeing property. To be able to put up a side
structure to house rescue pets that have come along the years -
all are indoor and yard-contained, fully vetted, and quite
loving. Small stipend may or may not be necessary. Have some
income and a vehicle. Looking for peace and quiet and to be of
some help. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretaker seeks Estate Manager position.
Grounds keeping, building/equipment maintenance,
employee/contractor management, marine maintenance and general
business experience. 53 years old, good health, single, never
been arrested or in trouble of any kind, bilingual English and
Spanish, lived abroad, current valid passport, extensive business
and real estate background, valid drivers license with no
citations last six years, social drinker, no drug use of any
kind, non-smoker,  proficient in PC operation and maintenance.
Excellent references available. Please visit my website at

Single, 59-year-old woman, housesitter/caretaker, no
smoking, drinking, drugs, honest, reliable, loves pets, nature,
quiet, artist, writer in search of Colorado mountain home to care
for. Excellent references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mid-40s Professional Couple seeking Southern California
housesitting position. Traveling U.S. considering where to live.
Anytime from now through Spring 2007. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm an elementary school teacher hired by the School
District of Palm Beach County. I was raised with strict Christian
values, with academic degrees such as bachelor's in Physical
Therapy and my master's in Special Education. I'm 28 years old,
single, dedicated employee, very professional, honest and
hardworking. References and resume available upon request. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Healthy active 57-year-old female, nonsmoker, nondrinker
looking for 2 month or longer assignment in Pittsburgh area. 
20-year employee of the Utah Department of Corrections
(clerical), have owned several homes and supervised the remodel
of two. Detail oriented, proactive and good problem solver.
Dependable and honest with verifiable references. Please call

Lady Eureka, retail gift shop owner of 10+ years in
historic downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas, seeking
housesitting/caretaking/employment during off-season January -
April  2007 for Palm Springs, California. Above and beyond in
dependability, very meticulous, and kind natured 50+ female.
Numerous local and out of state references available. Please

Established, mature, discreet and financially stable
married couple seeks long term property management or caretaking
position in the Hawaiian Islands. Construction management and
office management are our professional backgrounds. Designed,
built, and landscaped our own residence. Lifestyle change and
warmer climate is our dream. Excellent personal and professional
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature Irish Man; Experienced in Estate and Property
Management and Maintenance. Position wanted; Southern California,
Presently in similar position in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Excellent
References and Resume. Construction Background.(Licensed
Contractor) Phone XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dedicated sincere middle aged couple interested in the
idea of starting or managing an animal wildlife sanctuary. We
have been active in animal welfare causes for many years. Would
love to discuss the possibilities with anyone who shares this
vision. Whatever or wherever. Let's plant the seed and see what
grows. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, detail oriented couple seek a caretaking
position in warm climate. Property management, organic gardening,
green building, and cooking expertise. Please email

France, Switzerland, Spain. Fluent English, French and
Basic Spanish speaking couple, currently managing large public
access chateau and gallery in France, seek similar employment
with chateau/estate. Well-traveled, strong management, public
relations backgrounds. Maintenance, renovation, culinary skills.
Highly motivated. Please respond via email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature female seeking Caretaking/housesitting position.
Available after December 2006. International or domestic
locations. Excellent references. Non-smoker/non-drinker.
Experience includes personal assisting, bill paying, appointment
scheduling, shopping, driving, organizing of home. I am Quiet
natured, detail orientated and take pride in all that I do.
Available for short or long term assignment. Contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information   

Professional House Sitter & Pet Sitter available for
long term house sitting beginning 2007 in Southern California/Los
Angeles area. I have owned my own Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
company for five years. I have no pets of my own and am delighted
to look after yours. I am a non-smoking, single female with
income and excellent references. If interested please contact

Hardworking, healthy, reliable male seeks full-time
caretaking position. Currently caretaking Virginia bed and
breakfast property part-time. Relocation not a problem.
Experience working and supervising construction and maintenance
jobs. Comfortable with boats and water. Also restaurant and
hospitality experience. Well-rounded, single, non-smoker
comfortable with on or off-site owner. No pets but comfortable
with yours. Contact Pat at XXXXXXXXXXXXX at your convenience.
Resume and excellent references available upon request.

Spiritual Horsewoman experienced responsible educated
looking to caretake with serenity. North Carolina, Northern
California, Colorado. Can school your horses teach kids. Reiki.
References. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Honest, Genuine, Healthy, Energetic couple in early 50s
seeking to find unique challenging opportunity around the corner
or around the world. Able to run a home or business with top
quality management, administrative, customer service, and
organizational skills coupled with adventuresome spirits. He-
articulate, positive attitude, well rounded, computer literate.
She-Outgoing people person, nature lover, multi-faceted,
professional organizer. We offer exceptional work ethics,
integrity and well honed interpersonal skills. We enjoy life
without drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Excellent References Available!

Ranch sitter or permanent position sought. Highly
trustworthy and extremely capable with excellent on and off ranch
experience. My strong suits are creating and maintaining quality,
seeing things through to completion, communication (direct, fun
and firm), money and management(30 million strong and 20 years of
the same client); resourceful. You won't have to worry about
whatever project I take on, and I'll ask if I don't know. My
demeanor is self sufficient and self directed. I use humor quite
a bit. Very capable of hands-on physical work. I do not drink or
smoke, am immaculate and have horses, dog and a cat. Please call

Retired married couple seeking position of housesitting,
caretaker, RV driver, chauffeur, property manager, maintenance,
gardener, etc.  Both are hardworking, non-smokers,
self-motivated, in good health/hygiene, and can follow
directions.  Sherrie (retired beautician), Bob (retired teacher)
have good driving records, want competitive salary and have good

Don’t Worry Be Happy! What do you need? Allow me to
handle the details . . . Highly qualified professional with
management experience in private household/personal assistance,
hospitality ‘service’ and the residential property
management field. Computer literate.  Diplomatic, skilled task
master. Excellent communication/writing skills. Happy, healthy,
well-adjusted, honest, realistic, loyal, discreet, organized,
energetic hands-on Administrator. Single, 46, free to travel -
relocate for the right opportunity and competitive compensation
package. Seeking seasonal and/or project oriented assignments,
although prefer long-term full-time position. A life-time of
experience in assisting the ‘Wacky Wonderful Ones’
from celebrities to trust-funders and most everything in between.
Across the pond, east coast, west coast, north and south –
I’ve been around, maintaining humor while taking work
*very* seriously as I tred lightly yet purposefully through life!
Welcoming all opportunities to speak with any reasonably sane
deserving employer who “Gets It” regarding win-win
rewarding ‘work-related relationships’ where Balance
and Boundaries are mutually respected!  I Love My Work.
Aloha/Ciao/Cheers! Resume/work history, references, telephone,
etc. contact: Peter at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Available from Mid-January

Retired couple, builder and elementary teacher, now living
on the Maine coast, interested in house-sitting for several
months, January to March 2007 in the Albany/Schenectady area.
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