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                            THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
THIS IS OUR 151th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818                

Published since 1983                            Volume 26, Number

January/February 2008                             ISSN 1074-3642
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 44 states
and 15 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Baron and Karen Tynan  –  A Caretaker Love Story 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



CARETAKER POSITION available at a Hunting camp on the Alabama
River, north of Camden. You can live in the country in a
beautiful place. Must do light duties on property. Housing and
utilities are provided as compensation. No salary. This position
is best suitable for applicants who have an outside income. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.


FISHING LODGE looking for a housesitter now through April. Care
of two hunting dogs a cat and just making sure nothing is
freezing up. Ice fishing on the lake in front of lodge and
fabulous winter fly fishing five minutes from lodge in world
famous Kenai River. Access to boat. Outstanding ptarmigan and
grouse hunting in surrounding hills and mountains. 45 minutes to
ocean for halibut and winter King Salmon fishing. Food allowance
and free live-in. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX For
more information, please call Robert at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER (non-smoking) to help with feeding and
light maintenance of a small sled dog kennel and homestead 15
miles outside of picturesque Homer, Alaska in exchange for
lodging in a furnished 14 x 18 log and timber frame cabin with
oil heat, magnificent glacier views, ski trails, and recreation
opportunities. Main duties are coverage when I travel. Starting
in December or later; length of stay flexible. Please visit our
website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

positions statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend,
training and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four
week commitment. Please contact Volunteer XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or please visit our web site for more information


TWO PEOPLE needed to perform light household duties, such as
laundry, meal preparation, general housekeeping, shopping, and
childcare. Must be a non-smoker with a driver’s license. We
are a family of four. We live in a big apartment in Tirana, right
in the center of the capital. Tirana is the largest city in
Albania. For more info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT team needed in Tucson. We are looking for a
couple to manage an 84 unit apartment complex. Position 1:
Maintenance Supervisor. Duties include: handyman, landscaping,
painting, drywall, plumbing, work orders, cleaning, and general
work around property. Position 2: Office Manager. Duties include
showing property, preparing lease agreements, customer service,
and general office administration. We offer free rent, 100% paid
health benefits, and each position pays $1,000 per month. Please
email resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED to maintain a ten acre eastside horse property
(80 hours a month of work) in exchange for 2,400 sq ft house with
all utilities paid. Horse knowledge, with handyman and
landscaping skills, is a must. Mail resume to Caretaker Position,

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed for a small ranch in Lakeside. A
nominal salary is provided, plus an onsite two bedroom/two bath
apartment, utilities, computer, DTV, and base phone. Heavy
drinkers, rodeo hands, and team ropers need not apply. Additional
money working during summer. Please fax your resume to


LOOKING FOR a responsible non-smoker to caretake our Ozark
Mountain home while it is on the market. It’s a comfortable
home with a lovely view on 15 peaceful acres, including a
year-round creek, near Buffalo National River, in Yellville.
Utilities included. Keep the house and yard looking good to show
perspective buyers. This is a wonderful opportunity for a mature
single or couple who want to be in the country. You will have at
least 30 days notice when the house sells. You must have an
outside income to cover personal expenses. No pets. To apply,
please fax a letter of interest, qualifications, and references

WE ARE LOOKING for a permanent live in who is willing to exchange
light house- keeping and housesitting duties for free room and
board. Our home is in the Greers Ferry area. This is not a
salaried position. Must love animals, since we have dogs and
cats. To apply, please email at Katherine at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


Gary, I cannot believe the response I have just received from
that one help-wanted ad you just published in The Caretaker
Gazette. I have filled the position and have 45 prospective
people "left over." I have been inundated with calls.
Thank you so much, but please remove the ad or mark it as FILLED.
I posted my ad on two other websites and had only one response
from one and no response from the other website. You most
certainly do have the "market cornered." I have passed
your info onto several friends who may have positions they want
to publish in the Gazette in the future. I am so glad to know
about your far-reaching exposure. Keep up the good work.
Thankfully, K. O., Newbury, MA

Kathryn, thanks for sharing your positive experience! I'm glad to
see that you had a great response to your caretaker-wanted ad.
Many property owners have told us that they receive the best
responses to - and find top-notch caretakers and housesitters
– from the ads that they run in the Gazette. I appreciate
your sharing our information with other property owners. Over the
past 25 years, most of our business has come via referrals from
satisfied caretakers and property owners like you.

Gary, I am so excited. Since my Situations-Wanted ad came out in
the Gazette, I have had two great responses. Thank you for fixing
my typo errors and my ad lay-out. M. E., Green Valley, AZ
Marcella, you're most welcome. When we receive an ad from a
property owner or a prospective caretaker, we are always happy to
work with them to improve the wording and layout in order to
receive the maximum ad response.

What a tremendous response we have had to our ad in The Caretaker
Gazette!! We never would have imagined the fine quality and huge
number of people your marvelous Gazette reaches. We have been
overwhelmed with well over 100 calls and faxes these past six
weeks and were amazed that over 50% were college graduates. It
was a delight to have so many to choose from but, on the other
hand, it was a most difficult decision. We feel we have found a
gem of a caretaker who already has surpassed our wildest dreams.
We truly thank you for your help and are encouraging our ranching
friends to subscribe to your publication, and advertise, as well.
You are the best resource around! E. & N. B., Elgin, AZ

Thank you for your kind words. Glad to hear you have had a
positive response to your ad in the Gazette. We pride ourselves
on bringing qualified caretakers and property owners together.
Success stories like yours are a major reason why we have been in
business since 1983. Many homeowners have told us that they had
unsuccessfully tried other websites, and after their poor results
- they have told us that they will only advertise their
help-wanted ads in the Gazette.
Gary, I and my husband are truly caretakers. We are returning to
Flower Mound, TX for the second year on an ad you ran. We love
it. We stay about six weeks watching dogs and a house for owners
who go to Chile. We have enjoyed the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and
have had the opportunity to see a lot of it. What an excellent
way to see the country without having to make a major investment.
I love The Caretaker Gazette and tell my friends about you.  M.
K., Minot, ND

Melody, thanks for sharing your experiences and for your
compliments about the Gazette. It sounds like you have found a
great caretaking situation through the Gazette. I appreciate that
you recommend The Caretaker Gazette to your friends. Thank you.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
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
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without the
Publisher’s prior written permission. 

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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EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We operate a school and
medical/dental clinic for 2 - 6 year olds in an impoverished
region of the Chapare in Bolivia. Located 3km outside of Villa
Tunari, the Foundation serves four impoverished communities,
providing three nutritious meals daily for their pre-schoolers as
well as medical and dental care and education. The Foundation
also provides low-cost/free medical care for the local
communities and promotes health through education and sanitation
projects. Everyone is welcome and as long as volunteers are
willing to come with a positive attitude, they will find the work
rewarding and interesting. Long-term volunteers (two months +)
tend to have the most rewarding experiences and medical staff are
especially needed long term to undertake and complete community
projects. We also provide Spanish classes. This is to help you in
your work and encourage you to speak to the locals as much as
possible. The Volunteer Project has been up and running for just
over a year but has already built a new septic system for the
school, taken leading roles in building a new kitchen and new
classroom in the Foundation and started to work directly in the
communities by initiating a latrines program to promote better
sanitation and reduce parasite-related illnesses. This does not
take into account the thousands of man-hours given freely to
ensure the Foundation stays up and running and open to 130
children and their families. For more details, please email Podge
Cunnane, Volunteer Director at Project Angels of XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Big Sur. Working with goats,
chickens, bees, and gardens on 40 acres. Handyman skills are a
big plus. Private living quarters provided. Couples welcome.

ENLIGHTENED PERSONAL ASSISTANT, cook, designated driver etc.
wanted for a desert dwelling artist. To learn more, please visit

WANTED: an experienced house couple for a large estate in Pt.
Loma (San Diego). Duties include cleaning, laundry, housesitting
when couple travels, running errands, some animal care, and some
grocery shopping. Must be able to work independently. Husband
must have experience with landscaping and be a handyman. Must
have US driver’s license. Must have references.
Compensation is a one bedroom apartment on the grounds, plus
salary. Salary will be based on experience. To apply, please call

candidate must have extensive experience maintaining a large
English style garden, keeping it perfectly manicured. The Lead
Gardener will oversee the current staff, is hands on and will
lead by example. The perfect candidate is able to operate
sophisticated machinery, to liaise with nurseries, is proficient
in computers and takes huge pride in his/her work. Bilingual in
Spanish is a big plus. Salary depends on experience. Please email

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed in the Turlock area. Applicants
must have a CA driver’s license and experience. To apply,
please fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART TIME MOBILE HOME PARK manager/handyman needed in Hanford,
CA. Hours flexible. Must live onsite. General handyman skills are
a requirement. Computer literate applicants preferred. Will
consider couples. Compensation: Managers' unit plus a utilities
credit plus $425/month. To apply, fax your resume to

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER needed for a 54-unit apartment
building in Thousand Oaks. Couples or teams welcome. Salary,
rent, bonus and 401K provided. To apply, please fax your resume

POSITION AVAILABLE for a ranch couple. Remote central California
ranch needs a self-starting, ranch-raised couple for a 400
cow/calf operation. Job includes working cattle horseback,
fencing, maintaining water systems and existing improvements. Low
stress livestock cattling a must. House, utilities, and insurance
provided. Salary will depend on experience. No schools nearby.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEARCHING for a Residential Manager/Caretaker for a quiet 42 unit
rental building in a good area in New Westminster, Vancouver, BC.
It’s close to transportation and shopping areas. This
position is for one employee, but preference is towards a couple.
A two bedroom suite available. The building has its own office is
well kept and has a good long term tenant base which consists of
numerous seniors. No pets please. Looking for good communication
skills, office skills and somewhat of a handyman background, able
to do minor repairs. Managed by a professional Management Company
and training is supplied. Resumes may be faxed to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BREATHING ROOM is an ecological, and spiritual based house in
central Victoria, British Columbia. It is a place where
like-minded individuals can come together to create a space that
is calm, creative, and sustainable over a long period of time. It
strives to have communal areas and especially a sacred place to
do yoga, meditation, or any practice you wish. Members will
collectively run the community, and will come together once a
month to make all decisions and improvements. For more info,


beautiful Caribbean mountaintop private property on the Dutch
island of Saba (English speaking). Tranquil environment of
fourteen hundred people, including a small medical school,
mountain trails and pristine scuba diving. Non-Smoking, high
energy gentleman needs help maintaining gardens and doing odd
jobs. A fully furnished private house including utilities is
offered in exchange for a few hours help Monday-Friday. Food
allowance offered after thirty days. Prefer someone that would
appreciate the uniqueness of the property. Please email

ESTATE CARETAKE needed. Sanctuary, Ltd is looking for a caretaker
with four to five years of experience for our Estate in the Turks
and Caicos Islands. Starting date is January 2008. Landscaping,
irrigation and handy man experience all a plus. We will provide
housing. Minimum commitment one year. Please submit your resume


LOOKING for a mature couple/individual with experience in
apartment management for a 79-unit Senior/Disabled HUD subsidized
apartment complex located in Evergreen. Duties include, answering
phones, greeting residents, collecting rents, showing apartments,
lease signing, issuing work orders and light cleaning. Ability to
work well with elderly population and strong people skills is a
must. Salary range $1,200-$1,600/month with great benefits,
including a one bedroom apartment. Excellent position for
semi-retired couple/individual. Please send resume to

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER needed. House furnished. Good pay
provided. Need immediately. Must have great references. Please
mail responses to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WHETHER YOU ENJOY fishing, boating and water sports or prefer the
simplicity, tranquility and serenity of a backcountry Rocky
Mountain camping experience, Larimer County Department of Natural
Resources (formerly Parks and Open Lands) has a Campground Host
opportunity to meet your desires! We have two rustic Campground
Host positions available at our newest facility, Hermit Park.
Just minutes from Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and
gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hermit Park is 1,400 acres of
some of the most beautiful and secluded scenery you will ever
encounter. We have seven positions available at our four
reservoirs. Each is either on the shoreline or within very easy
walking distance. These Campground Host sites have full hookup
(water, electricity, and sewer) and are accessible to over 50
miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Hosts work
the middle of May through the Labor Day weekend, typically
Wednesday through Saturday. Rangers provide daily assistance to
our hosts. Must provide RV and be able to work the entire summer.
For more information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX. To request an
application packet or to receive additional information, please

HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER NEEDED. We need a reliable and honest
person or couple to stay in our home from December 21 until
January 3 to care for our two dogs (Terrier and Dachshund). They
are well-behaved and loveable. We live in beautiful Western
Colorado near prime ski areas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE RENT in exchange for grounds keeping and animal care for
approximately six months each year. You must love animals - we
have four dogs and a cat. Must be non-smoker, have own income,
and must have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Large studio apartment
with washer/dryer. Separate entrance and private, beautiful deck
with views. All utilities included. Easy drive to Durango
Mountain Resort and Mesa Verde. Must supply references. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS are ideally seeking a live in couple to handle
all housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping for their home in
New Fairfield, CT. The home has a private entrance for this live
in position, with good pay. If interested, please email


DREAM OPPORTUNITY for a couple in a newly remodeled Boutique
Hotel and restaurant with breathtaking views. Unique dining and
lodging experience in the heart of Costa Rica's Costa Ballena.
Manager/Chef team, compensation includes two bedroom apartment on
premises/salary to-be-determined/Profit sharing contract. Details
of day-to-day creativity and operations. Must have
restaurant/hospitality experience, entrepreneurial spirit,
bilingual and be able to provide four strong references. Area is
growing and the restaurant is sure to be a success with the right
team driving. This is not a typical job opportunity but instead a
chance to benefit long term as we create this landmark together.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to work the land, and live up at our
farm as caretakers. This is rustic living, no alcohol, no
cigarettes. You must be healthy and hard workers who want to be
self-sufficient. There is no electricity, no television ... this
is organic, and healthy living!!! There is a land trust available
to folks who want to do their own thing. There is plenty of room,
waterfalls, howler monkeys, horses, cows, chickens, and
opportunity for retreat. We are open to eco-village living,
partners, and people wanting to relocate to Costa Rica. We are
not interested in short-term help. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more info. 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. If you are interested in sharing our
Ecuadorian organic farm experience with us, we are accepting
volunteers on the farm for a month or more to help us as
“caretakers’ caretakers”. Please email


ESTATE MANAGER required for a male couple on a 40 acre estate
near Rye, in the East Sussex countryside, in the southeast of
England. Professional attitude, experience and enthusiasm are
essential for this position. Accommodation is provided in a
separate cottage. Please send your resume and references to

COUPLE WANTED for a full-time live-in job in Virginia Waters,
Surrey. The housekeeper will be in charge of all of the usual
housekeeping duties as well as most of the cooking. The man's
position will be in charge of the exterior of the house including
gardening, handyman, plumbing and car maintenance. The
accommodation is a separate flat off the main house. This is a
long-term position. Please only apply if you have experience of
this nature, by forwarding your CV to Caroline at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTERS needed for our beautiful ancient (16th century)
longhouse in Devon with lots of land, a stream, and log fires.
Housesitters are needed regularly through the year to look after
the house and two small well behaved dogs for periods from 8-17
days. Nothing arduous, just being around and feeding the two
dogs. Lots to see nearby, just six miles from Exeter, and 20
minutes from the coast. Housesitters will need to be fit, of
mature years (40+), experienced with dogs and have their own
transport – the nearest town is 2½ miles away. Your
accommodation is a huge beamed bedroom with en-suite, plus full
run of the house. Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have
all the modern conveniences. We usually plan around 4-6 months
ahead. Sorry no children or visits from nearby friends etc.
Internet access locally but not available at the house. If you
are interested, please email Philip and Jenny at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED ESTATE MANAGER needed. Family needs an experienced
and capable caretaker for their stately home in Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom. The Estate Manager is responsible for maintaining
the standards of the estate and managing permanent staff and
contractors. Broad range of hands-on skills required. Gardening
knowledge essential, carpentry skills would be welcome.
Maintenance of security and fire system and all aspects of estate
infrastructure is expected. We require a candidate with a minimum
of five years experience in comparable positions and excellent
references. Physical fitness, a high degree of self-motivation
and the willingness to work additional hours, as required are a
prerequisite. The successful candidate is a good communicator and
demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills. Accommodation
provided. Salary negotiable. Please reply with cover letter,
references and XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOVING FAMILY in Naples, FL is seeking a high-energy Governess
for the care, nurturing, and training of two children, ages three
and seven. They require someone with a degree in early childhood
development/education or a related field who is passionate about
education yet has a loving heart and a tender touch. Travel to
New England two months a year is required. Flexible hours and
salary up to $50,000 as commensurate with experience and
education. May be either live-in or live-out with benefits.

SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE WOMAN to live-in and care for the daily
assistance of an elderly woman. Room, board plus salary provided.

CAREGIVER NEEDED for an elderly couple in Pensacola. This is a
live-in position, which includes salary plus room and board.
Prepare meals, do some grocery shopping, and take the couple to
their Doctors’ appointments. Run errands. Go out for lunch
and dinner. Must be able to drive. Do some light housekeeping. A
housekeeper comes three days a week. Close to the beach and
historic downtown. They have a small Yorkie. You may bring a
small well behaved dog. This position would be perfect for a
senior. There is a college nearby along with lots of water, golf,
and fishing. References required. To apply, please email

RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE needed for a self-storage facility in the
Tampa area. Previous experience preferred. An apartment and
utilities are included. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

JACKSONVILLE, FL OLDER ADULT COUPLE seeks a Housekeeper to take
care of them and their home. Work hours are 9 to 5. They have two
standard poodles and many fine furnishings that require special
care. You’ll love caring for their exquisite 17,000 square
foot home on a river. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed to help with a B & B operation.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX is located on Plantation Key, one of Islamorada's
“Village of Islands” in the Florida Keys. This
treasure is hidden away in a secluded, quiet, tropical atmosphere
in the Florida Keys. It is beautifully decorated in a very unique
and different style! To apply for this position, please send your


CHEF NEEDED for a ski chalet-hotel (or chef/manager couple). Ski
six days a week for four months. Don't ski but would like to
learn? This is an opportunity to have a life changing experience.
You will be a key member of our 14 person team in Megeve. A ski
season is an incredible experience, a real job, not much sleep,
but a lot of fun. We are a small, family run company looking for
a chef who is lively and outgoing and wants to have a fun season
in Megeve! If you have a partner who has management experience,
he/she could come as manager. You get a day off each week and
every afternoon off to ski or board. There is lots going on in
the town itself and there is plenty of nightlife. We pay our chef
£140/week plus accommodation, food, transport out there and
back, ski and boot hire (or board), ski insurance and full ski
lift pass for the season. In addition you also get your share of
the tips. You won't get rich but will have a lot of fun and make
a lot of new friends. Please send a copy of your resume and a six
day menu plan for three course evening meals to XXXXXXXXXXXXX and
then we will organize an interview. 


DOMESTIC COUPLE needed for a southern hunting plantation. This is
a full-time position offering year-round employment in the fields
of culinary, gardening and entertaining guests. Housing can be
provided if necessary. This beautiful plantation is located 85
miles east of Atlanta. Please forward your resume with references
via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED near Hamburg, Germany from the end of December
2007 until the end of February 2008. We live in a small village
some 30 kms south of Hamburg. Our house comes with amenities like
sauna, whirlpool, and open fire place. We need someone to stay
with our 12-year-old tomcat and a 3-year-old Setter Mix. They
cannot be left alone for more than two or three hours. You would
need a car to go shopping, since there is no possibility in our
village to do your shopping. Feel free to ask for more details
when you call us in Germany from the USA: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on our paradise. Our group of jugglers and
performing artists formed in 1986. Original members of the
community met at the Hawaiian Juggling Festival and loved the Big
Island of Hawaii. In 1987 we bought 12 acres of wild jungle in
the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. We incorporated
XXXXXXXXXXXXX as a Land Trust and Hawaii's Volcano Circus as a
non-profit educational organization. Together they form our
artistic eco- village. There are currently over 30 members.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

CARETAKER/OR CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for the New Year on a remote
part of Maui. Must be Professional, responsible, and physically
fit. No addictions and drug free. We have a large home with pool
and retail Gallery next door. Need an experienced landscaper and
maintenance person. Experience working with Tropical plants is a
plus. Couple could work as I also need part-time housekeeper who
could also do some retail sales assistance in art/craft gallery.
Could be part-time to full time, depending. A newly built and
furnished detached studio apartment is available. Pay depends
upon hours worked. Excellent references required. We want long
term caretakers. There will be a one month trial period. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY on Idaho's River of No Return in the Frank
Church Wilderness area. Remote resort needs a cook for the
steelhead fishing season next year. Room and board, and salary
provided. Also possible long term employment for a couple.
Cooking, cleaning, grounds keeping, country store, winter
caretaking ... all aspects of running a wilderness resort and
outfitting business. Room and board and salary. Must be willing
to live remotely with limited access. Possible guiding and
boating opportunities. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed to live in and manage a 24 hour
motel in Orland Park. Responsibilities include cleaning, laundry,
minor maintenance and front desk clerk. Free room and board
includes two bedrooms, kitchen, and family room and paid
utilities. No pets. To apply, please fill in an application with 


HOUSE TRADE ANYWHERE for my home. I have a fabulous one bedroom
home facing the Himalayas in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
It’s perfect for a vacation home, retreat or year-round
residence. My house is on a sunny, private terraced hillside with
full view east toward the Dhaladhaur Mountains and south to the
Kangra Valley. It’s a hand-hewn granite house with full
windows (6’ high X 8’long) on all sides. It’s
fully furnished with carved and painted Tibetan and Indian wooden
furniture with a large rooftop terrace. It’s a 15 minute
walk to McLeod, library and Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monastery.
Please email Dianne at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for an older, healthy couple in Chandigarh,
India. We prefer a single lady without any encumbrances to look
after household affairs, such as cooking, house cleaning, kitchen
and utensil cleaning, laundry, dusting and driving to the club or
to see friends. Will also need to look after the house in our
absence while we are away seeing our children for short durations
only. Respectable accommodations, food, and cash provided: 1)
Accommodation (bed and linen) - worth 3,000 Rupees per month; 2)
Water and Electricity charges - worth 500 Rupees per month; 3)
Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee - worth 3,000 Rupees
per month; 4) Cash - worth 3,000 Rupees per month; Total Indian
Rupees compensation is 11,500/month. email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RENT FREE HOUSING available. Salary negotiable. Located in a
beautiful setting: bluffs, rolling hills, timber, and wildlife in
the Yellow River Valley of northeastern Iowa. Position available
that requires upbeat and friendly person/persons who are in good
physical condition with a good work ethic. Farm background
preferred, interest or knowledge of horses, and carpentry skills
preferred. Duties: grounds upkeep, greeting guests, chores, and
odd jobs. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed for a permanent position to oversee a
small hobby farm in North/Central Kentucky. Accommodations and
heating gas provided in return for 10-15 hours per week.
Experience with farm machinery, general maintenance, and animal
husbandry required. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with a
detailed resume and work experience.

A LEXINGTON COUPLE seeks a Housekeeper now and a Household
Manager when they move to their new home. The home being built is
20,000 sq ft with a horse farm on beautiful country acreage. In
addition to typical duties of housecleaning, laundry, cooking,
organization, errands, etc., they have a Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel that requires insulin shots. Must be detail-oriented;
experience in formal service is a plus. Salary commensurate with
skills and experience and includes living accommodations and
benefits. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed in Dawson Springs. Employer is
seeking a semi-retired couple to operate and manage a motel. He
would prefer a couple, for the reason that it is a 24 hour a day,
seven day a week operation. It is a 12 unit Motel with an
apartment that the managers would live in. All utilities are
furnished for the apartment. It has a kitchen, living room, two
bedrooms and a bath and half. Will be responsible for the daily
operations of the motel such as renting, the cleaning of the
rooms and taking care of the trash. Drug testing and background
checks will be completed. To apply, please mail your resume and
cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for two historic sites - XXXXXXXXXXXXX  On-site
living quarters (including utilities) provided, in addition to a
monthly stipend. This would be ideal position for energetic
retired person or couple. Duties include greeting visitors,
answering phones, scheduling tours, grounds keeping, inside and
outside maintenance, and light housekeeping. Love of
gardening/landscaping a plus. Please contact:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a caretaker to reside full time on
premises. The applicant will have the following characteristics:
friendly personality, able to interact with customers, self
motivated, able to work alone, and willing to work after hours.
The applicant should also have the following skills: mechanical
and/or engine maintenance, light carpentry, painting, plumbing,
and other maintenance, ability to run farm equipment, plow truck,
etc., able to handle cutting brush and firewood, and landscaping.
Benefits include: excellent health insurance, and medical debit
card, excellent pension, with profit sharing and 401(k),
vacation, annual bonus, holidays, and more. To apply, please mail
your resume to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, lease up to four acres of organic land for
gardening purposes and harvest herbs. Volunteers needed to
steward informal botanical conservancy, farm, outdoor educational
campus and Nature Retreat in Central Maine. Skills: must be a
team player, carpentry, gardening, chainsaw use, electric,
outdoor experienced. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

SPEND THE WINTER ON A MAINE ISLAND! We need a dog and house
sitter from December 23 until early April 2008. Live on Islesboro
with two active dogs who need two walks a day. Heat is kerosene
Monitor. Prefer non-smoking couple or single adult. Island of 600
people, one store, small school, very quiet, with regular ferry
service to the real world. Driveway is plowed! Please call 

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Learn about organic farming, livestock
care, marketing, greenhouse production, CSA’s, homesteading
skills, and more.  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

long term position starting in the spring 2008. Couple to live in
a three bedroom rancher tenant house on a 50 acre tree farm in
central Maryland. Handyman duties 30 hours/week average. Routine
grounds upkeep and related machinery maintenance. Caretaking of
owner’s residence several months per year. House is
tax-free in exchange for work, additional salary negotiable
depending on experience. Background check/References required. To
apply, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A MARYLAND OLDER COUPLE in good health seeks a hands-on Household
Manager or couple to help them be as independent as possible in
their lives. They live in a beautiful 6,000 sq ft home on four
acres, which they will share with their employee(s). They are
looking for someone without any "baggage" who is/are
honest, helpful, very organized, and nonsmoking. Responsibilities
include driving, companionship, cooking, laundry, and light
housekeeping. This is a professional couple who are still very
active and social; they go out to dinner at least four nights a
week. If you have a pleasant personality and would love to
improve the quality of life for two very special people, this is
the perfect opportunity for you. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience and includes benefits. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


farm in the Berkshires producing vegetables for our farm stand
and some wholesale, as well as hay, firewood, maple syrup, lots
of compost, pastured pork and laying hens. We are not currently
certified organic, but we follow organic practices. We are
seeking an intern for 2008 to assist with expansion of our
vegetable and meat operations. Food and rustic housing provided,
plus a stipend based on experience, mid-March or first of April
through November 2008. We strongly advise a trip to the farm. To
apply, please email your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MY HOME is in the beautiful little colonial village of Alamos
Sonora. Lovely, vivacious lady needs a single, retired male
Veterinarian to assist in new clinic for domestic animals plus a
small hotel.  For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote Mexican ranch (mountain ranch
moderate climate). River in front of ranch house/your own cabana
in exchange for half time work to care for farm animals and do
minor repairs. This is beautiful wild country. Please contact Bob


I AM INTERESTED in obtaining a caretaker for my rural property in
southeast Michigan, which is for sale but vacant, as I've moved
to California. I am concerned about having to manage the
situation from afar. For more details, please email Patricia at 


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a caretaker for 167 luxury
units in St. Louis Park, MN – one building! The caretaker
is responsible for maintaining hallways, common areas and
apartment turnovers. Carpet shampooing experience a plus. We
offer a competitive salary incentive bonus program and
comprehensive benefits package including a 401k. Please submit
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN APARTMENT COMMUNITY in Monticello is looking for a
self-motivated, dependable caretaker couple. Duties include light
maintenance, electrical, plumbing, sidewalk groundskeeping, and
leasing. Must live on site. Compensation is salary, commission
and a two bedroom/one bath apartment. Please mail your resume to 


RESIDENT CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed. Must be able to operate
mowing machinery and heavy equipment. Basic plumbing and
electrical maintenance too. Salary and home on property provided.
Drug test required. Please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


ELDERLY COUPLE wanted for caretakers on a farm 40 miles west of
St. Louis. Farm tractor experience necessary. Woman to help in
the house. Private living quarters provided, with a private
driveway, plus $1,500/month salary. Need an outside income. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an experienced cowboy. Excellent opportunity
for a career-minded individual in a beautiful, remote and
mountainous area. Duties to include feeding, calving and working
cattle horseback on good horses. No haying or farming. Excellent
wage and benefit package including house, utilities and health
insurance. We are looking for a cowboy/stockman who takes his
profession seriously. Please fax your work history with work
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL MANAGER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sutton, NE. Sutton is a
small, quiet town of 1,400 people on Highway 6, 30 miles east of
Hastings, NE. The XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family-owned business built
in the year 2000. The lighted marquee sign often displays
messages of family reunions, social events or just plain
"welcome". We are looking for a couple to make the Fox
Hollow Motel their home and to maintain a very high standard of
cleanliness and courtesy. Please send your resume to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include information about you, your family,
your motel experience and personal references.


HOME SWAP available. My partner and I are looking for a place to
stay in San Francisco, from January until the end of May. We are
both from The Netherlands. We offer a nice spacious apartment
located in the centre of Amsterdam (near the famous skinny bridge
and the zoo), third floor (stairs). The apartment consists of two
bedrooms (one large, one small), living room, kitchen,
bath/shower, washing-machine/TV/internet. The area is safe and
friendly. It also comes with a friendly cat. We're alternatively
open for housesitting or interested in rental offers, without a
swap. email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Reese River, NV. We are looking
for a semi-retired couple to live in beautiful Reese River
Valley, 45 miles south of Austin NV. Rancher will provide a two
bedroom home and will pay for utilities for some help on the
ranch. Ranch experience is helpful. Please mail your resume and
cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED A HOUSESITTER in Central Nevada, in the mountains, from
September 4 - 25, 2008. We are remote and at an elevation of
7,200'. You should be in good condition. Duties are minimal, but
feeding the animals is all that is important. We have Satellite
TV, wireless internet, and limited phone. These are very nice
accommodations. To apply, please email Jerry at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

“Baron and Karen Tynan – A Caretaker Love
Dates of Birth: Baron 4/30/65, Karen: 5/19/72
Interests: Together: hiking, running, gardening, movies, reading
and cooking. Baron: Cycling, welding and motorcycling. Karen:
traveling, podcasts and learning Italian
Quote: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn
more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John
Quincy Adams

Karen and Baron

     Baron and Karen Tynan are a team of talented, hard-working
caretakers who, through the pages of The Caretaker Gazette, found
a caretaking position and one another. Here, in their own words,
is their love story:
     Karen: Before I ever knew about caretaking, I had told some
people at the veterinary office that I worked in that I would
like to live on someone’s property taking care of their
animals in exchange for rent. Everyone agreed that it sounded
like a great idea but no one else knew how to get into it either.
Months later one of my co-workers sent me a link to a site called
The Caretaker Gazette. My co-worker had found it while doing a
search for a housesitter. I looked at the site and was so happy
to finally have found a place to search for my ideal living
situation. So I signed up and began my search. Almost immediately
I spotted an ad for a position in Bonsall, California, near to
where I already lived. The job entailed taking care of dogs,
gardening and maintaining a presence on the property for security
purposes in exchange for rent. It took me a couple of months to
get up the courage to email but I finally did and got a hold of
     Baron: I had been the current caretaker at the position for
over five years and really enjoyed the lifestyle. My former
partner decided it wasn’t for her and left. I had been
searching for a co-caretaker for months and had just about given
up. Karen and I emailed back and forth for a while. Karen wanted
to make sure this was a legitimate situation and I wanted to
figure out if she had the abilities for the job. After several
emails we finally talked on the phone and set up a time to meet
each other.
     Karen: I could tell right away that Baron was a good person
and he liked the way I interacted with the dogs. We talked a lot
and found out that we had a ton of things in common. So I met the
property owners and interviewed. The process went well and I was
offered the position. I moved in about three weeks later and
about a month after that, well…. Baron and I started
dating. We felt it was a “meant to be” situation. The
first day that my mother met Baron, when he was still just a
roommate, she sounded off to me that I would be married to Baron
in two years. She was off by two months!
     Baron: Two years and two months later we got married. We
were very fortunate that the property owners allowed us to get
married in the same gorgeous yard where we lived and fell in
love. When Karen and I are not working, we enjoy hiking and
     Karen: Our first vacation together was to Italy and that is
where Baron proposed. Our next big vacation was our honeymoon to
Belize and we recently toured the Grand Staircase area of
Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Now, three years later, we
have left their “exchange for rent” caretaking
position for a paid domestic couple job in Big Bear Lake,
     Baron: Karen cooks dinner for the family, cleans and
organizes the house, does the laundry and ironing, runs errands
and cares for the family pets. I take care of all the handyman
duties, care for the horses, the tropical fish tank and pond,
maintain the grounds and take care of the vineyard. Both of us
tend to the garden and drive for the family occasionally. One of
our favorite things to do is to walk the dogs around the
beautiful property and watch all the different types of wildlife
traveling through.
     Baron and Karen: Our future is wide open and we can see
ourselves pursuing several different avenues for couples in this
field. We like the idea of becoming a chef/estate manager team,
running a small inn or Bed & Breakfast and like the idea of
running a second, third, or vacation home for a family. We would
always like to be able to maintain an herb and vegetable garden
and also enjoy the companionship of animals too. Although we love
California we would be open to another beautiful area of the west
as well. We feel that one of the greatest parts of being a
caretaking couple is that we do have the option of pursuing all
those different possibilities as well as many more that we
haven’t dreamed of yet. Mostly we just really enjoy living
on a beautiful property and putting our ingenuity and hard work
into making it a great place to come home to for all parties
involved. We love this life and are excited to continue learning
more and more to further our career. We are so thankful to The
Caretaker Gazette for helping us to find each other. To be able
to find another alternatively like-minded person, in a world
where most people suffer the conformity of their cubicles, is a
gift. The Caretaker Gazette should consider marketing itself to
singles too! 

Karen and Baron’s view of Big Bear Lake


RANCH COUPLE wanted in Battle Mountain. We need a general ranch
hand to do general maintenance and help ship hay. Couple
preferred. Mobile home provided. To apply, please mail your
resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking full-time, motivated couples for onsite
self-storage managers. Computer/office and maintenance skills
required. Great locations are available. To apply, please fax
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


BEAUTIFUL, LARGE HOME available to share with private space in a
lovely area, small town in New Hampshire by the Connecticut
River. Need a handy couple or single female to help with small
jobs, in exchange for free rent. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.


HOUSESITTER needed January through March 20, 2008 in Chester, NJ
on a farm. I have a very old farmhouse and it should not be left
alone. For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

APPLE FARMER needed. Care for a 35 acre apple orchard in
northwestern NJ. Maintain equipment, farm structures and grounds.
Will apple train, requires solid mechanical skills, some physical
strength, and hard work ethic. Salary plus house on the farm
premises. For a detailed job description, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX with fax # or address.

A SEWELL, NJ FAMILY seeks a Nanny/Chef. The right candidate will
have experience with preschoolers, be flexible and outgoing, and
have the ability to prepare great home-style and healthy meals
for daddy and his little girl. They live in a country setting in
a beautiful home with a dog. They are looking for someone who
will stay long-term and grow with the family. Salary from $45,000
+ benefits and housing. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED: Private horse farm located near Santa Fe is
looking for an experienced and reliable long term caretaker to
care for six horses and family pets. Must be a very experienced
horse person, healthy and a non smoker. Available April 2008. For
more information please email Valerie at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERNS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Taos. We are a start-up three
acre BioIntensive/BioDynamic farm. We will need help with the
development of our gardens, greenhouses, and beginning adobe
structures. Intern will be serious about learning agriculture in
a sustainable manner. No heavy drinkers or drug use please. We
are health conscious and wish the land to hold that energy.
Community minded folks interested in working hard with time off
for playing in the beautiful Taos area are desired. We will have
cabin tents in the beginning, then an apprentice yurt, and
casitas. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING for a self-motivated, responsible general ranch hand.
Housing at headquarters. Must be experienced working cattle and
welding. Need three horses. Wife to do season crew cooking. This
is a non-smoking, non-drinking environment. We are located in
northeastern New Mexico. Please fax your resume to

WANTED... an artist or writer needed to live in an older motor
home in exchange for yard work and miscellaneous chores around a
quiet, secluded B&B and Art Gallery in southern NM. No bad
habits, drugs or smoking. Must provide references. Will work out
details if compatible. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN position available on the North Shore of Long
Island in December, or can arrange a flexible start date. Free
rent in exchange for caretaker/handyman duties on an estate near
CW Post College. Searching for a non smoker. Must have assorted
abilities in repairs and groundskeeping. Private large apartment
provided, adjoining many acres with a beautiful scenic view. To
apply, please email background information to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/FARM MANAGER and Housekeeper needed to work and manage
the day-to-day operation of a Millbrook, NY estate. Requires
mechanical, technical coordination skills, carpentry, must have
prior knowledge of gardening, plants and landscaping. 50 acres of
farmland used to raise sheep, hay and an eclectic selection of
other animals. Must have extensive experience working and
repairing all related equipment necessary to keep house and
grounds in first class condition year round. Housekeeping needs
to be immaculate with occasional laundry. This full time, year
round situation requires a dedicated couple who take much pride
in their work, have an ability to stay focused, work
independently and good planning. On site housing, stipend
provided. Please send email giving details of past experience of
caretaking, housekeeping and availability to start as well as a
personal letter regarding why this is the right position for you.
Long term commitment a must. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Middletown. This is a
full-time position. You must be able to run equipment, maintain
buildings and grounds, and maintain trails and roads. Home on
club property is provided for the caretaker. To apply, please fax
your resume to Bob at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DO YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS? An overnight caretaker is needed for
an animal sanctuary. This is a non-paying position. Free room and
board is provided in exchange for living on the property and some
minimal work including letting dogs out, administering
medication, and mowing, raking, or snow shoveling. You must be
comfortable with dogs of all sizes. Paid kennel staff shifts are
available as well. To apply, please send your resume to 

NEW YORK COUPLE seeks a Butler/Housekeeper to oversee their
Manhattan penthouse and summer home in the Hamptons. These are
two lovely people who want to employ one person to remain with
them for years to come, preferably someone familiar with New
York. Responsibilities include housecleaning, answering many
phone calls and taking messages, communicating with and
overseeing repair personnel and contractors, laundry, ironing
men's shirts, polishing silver, simple cooking (soups, chicken,
fish, pasta with sauces, salads, etc.) and meal serving, and
running errands. Ten-hour days worked Monday through Friday. This
position is in the heart of New York City with all the
excitement, glamour, and character of the most unique city on
earth! Salary to $65,000 or commensurate with skills and
experience, plus benefits, room and bath, cable TV, meals
provided, and automobile. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRESERVATION SKILLED INDIVIDUAL is needed to caretake and do
interior work on a historic house in Mount Vision, in exchange
for rent. There will be a contract for 25 hours labor per month.
Utilities not included. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed, can be male or female for a small
gentleman's horse farm on the Staatsburg area. Good wage
provided, with good benefits. You must provide references. To
apply, please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE WANT TO TAKE a month's vacation beginning late January 2008
and need a house/pet sitter. We have three cats, three ducks and
deer who need feeding. Live rent-free in exchange. No kids
please. For details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed immediately in North Carolina
near Lake Natahalla. Separate house and salary provided. Need
through winter early spring maybe longer if it works. If you can
"work” and if you are ready ASAP ... then please
reply. This is a historic 25 bedroom log cabin near Lake
Natahalla that my wife and I live in year round. Duties include,
landscaping, some cooking, cleaning (we have guests sometimes),
using gas wood splitter for wood to heat home, general
maintenance, some mechanical, electrical etc. Room, board and
salary provided. Please do not reply if you can't move in ASAP.

NON PROFIT ANIMAL SANCTUARY is seeking property and animal
caretakers. Yearly contract available. This would be perfect for
a couple. Housing, vehicle and utilities provided. Near Black
Mountain, NC. Requirements are basic animal husbandry skills,
canine body language knowledge, grounds maintenance. Experience
with a nonprofit organization is a plus. One bedroom, one bath
older cabin is current dwelling. New dwelling to be constructed
after the 1st of the year. Must have a valid driver’s
license and health insurance. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER needed to live on premises, in a
separate house in the Flat Rock area. Duties would include care
of a 16 acre mini farm with up to four small farm animals, yard
and pool maintenance and housekeeping for main house. A flexible
schedule could allow for an off premises job. Salary is $20,800
per year plus a nice furnished two or three bedroom/two bath
house with utilities, use of company vehicle, and a two week paid
vacation. Located between Flat Rock and Hendersonville. Must have
references and a good driving record. Please respond to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for an interview appointment. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is hiring a caretaker to oversee the maintenance
operation of our facility. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 1,600 acre
non-profit education retreat located off the Blue Ridge Parkway
in Little Switzerland, NC and has operated for 62 years. We host
about 70 programs from April through October for mostly adult
groups. The position is salaried and year round and the caretaker
must live at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in a new four-bedroom house. The
caretaker will organize and supervise the work of the maintenance
staff that consists of two or three workers. The job includes
routine maintenance, special projects, emergency maintenance, and
group services. We hope to have the new caretaker on the job in
January 2008 in preparation for next season. For more information
about XXXXXXXXXXXXX, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
and for a detailed job description and list of questions click on
“full-time caretaker” on the home page. You may also
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have questions.


MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for 16 HUD assisted units in Larimore,
ND. To apply, please send your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MANAGEMENT COMPANY seeks a seasoned couple to manage an apartment
community in Mid-Ohio. Responsibilities include day to day
operations to achieve positive financial results. Light
maintenance experience is a plus. The successful candidates must
have a positive attitude, professional image, and possess good
organizational skills. Compensation includes salary, a two
bedroom apartment, utilities, plus a three week vacation. For
consideration, please send both resumes by fax to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed in Eastern Oklahoma. Salary plus
living quarters provided. To apply, please send your resume to

CALLED OUT ONES community forming. We are a group of like-minded
individuals who desire to form a community in a rural area for
the purpose of being able to live a simple, quiet life, raise
some of our own food, give our children a safer place to play,
and help others who are needing a hand up in their lives. At
present we have about four interested families and are loosely
connected geographically, but are keeping a dialog going and
working on individual requirements to be able to be debt-free and
pool our resources to accomplish our goal. We are in the Tulsa,
Oklahoma area, and hope to stay within driving distance for those
who need the proximity for jobs. We range in age from 6 to 90
years, some couples, some children, some single parents. We
welcome inquiries from anyone seeking a similar path in life, and
hope to meet many dedicated Christian brothers and sisters. For
more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Tulsa. A retired couple would be
OK. House, utilities, and salary provided. You will be
responsible for looking after a small farm near Oklahoma City.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


POSITION OPEN. Remote Oregon cattle ranch is looking for a good
cowhand. Must have good horsemanship and livestock experience and
skills. Wages plus housing, utilities, beef, some insurance, and
401K. Non-smoking/alcohol/drugs workplace. Please fax your resume
with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT RESIDENT MANAGER needed in Salem. Prefer a couple for
100+ units. Leasing and maintenance experience required.
Bilingual preferred. Salary, two bedroom apartment, benefits and
bonus provided. No pets/smoking. Please fax your resume to

FULL-TIME ranch hand needed on a buffalo ranch in southwestern
Oregon. $10.50/hour and housing available with a walk-in freezer.
Job includes ranch chores and the lifting of 130 lb. Bales. Must
have a valid driver’s license and a clean record. Please
send your cover letter and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING for a positive outgoing couple to work year-round
at one of the top resorts in the Pacific Northwest, located in
the High Cascade Mountains. Skills that are needed: retail,
housekeeping, and maintenance. This job includes housing,
utilities, salary and medical benefits. We are only looking for
stable people who aren't afraid to work. If you love the outdoors
and like working with people this could be the job for you.
Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LARGE CATTLE RANCH in eastern Oregon needs an ambitious couple.
We are in a beautiful remote location. Must be hands on with
maintenance skills, five years+ experience required. Main
residence housekeeping responsibilities, including maintenance of
multiple houses, as well as grounds keeping. Salary, housing,
benefits, and 401K included. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a lakefront apartment or RV space in
exchange for work. To apply, please mail your resume to

MOUNT HOOD, OREGON. Immediate opening available for a responsible
couple who loves animals. You would live rent-free in a separate
three bedroom, two bath manufactured home in exchange for
fourteen hours of work per week. Jobs would include mowing,
weed-eating, gardening, irrigation, general chores,
house-cleaning, clearing brush, snow removal and caring for our
four very well-behaved Labradors and two cats when we travel.
This is a beautiful area, great for hiking, biking, skiing and
windsurfing. If you are interested, please email us your
qualifications and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a motel in Selinsgrove. Located in the
beautiful central Pennsylvania, the Heart of the Susquehanna
Valley, on the golden strip of Routes 11 and 15. We are
surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, and
within minutes of the Susquehanna Valley Mall. We are a small
countryside motel, ideal for travelers and vacationers. Free room
and board provided. Multiple jobs available. To apply, please

GROUNDSKEEPER/HOUSEKEEPER needed for a Bucks County estate. This
would be ideal for a retired couple. Property and pool
maintenance, housecleaning, gardening, mowing, driving, animal
care, etc. Cottage included with salary, 401K. Experience
essential. References required. Please email resume to

A PITTSBURGH COUPLE seeks an excellent Housecleaner or a very
professional couple to give their home the highly specialized
care it requires. In addition to housecleaning, responsibilities
include laundry, ironing, occasional cooking, and supervising
ground maintenance crews. This is a wonderful opportunity to work
in a beautiful home for a family that will truly appreciate your
hard work and expertise. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience for 5½ days a week and includes benefits and
living accommodations. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed in a rural Somerset County setting.
Duties include light lawn care, snow removal and cleaning.
Lodging and monthly allowance provided in exchange for service.
Non-smoker. No inside pets. Please reply to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Saudi businessman seeks
an experienced domestic couple to provide hands-on maintenance
and management of his property. Duties will include cleaning,
cooking and butler service when employer and/or guests are in
residence. Compensation is excellent, including a 12 month
renewable contract, one month salary, and return trip airline
tickets. Candidates must be knowledgeable and considerate of
Saudi customs, culture and protocol. This is a live-out
arrangement (negotiable) and requires a professional couple/team
willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Please reply
with salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER - FARM MANAGER - Jack Of All Trades needed for this
long-term position. This is ideal for a semi-retired individual
who seeks a rural environment on 126 acre horse farm in South
Carolina. 18 acre lake on property for fishing in free time. In
addition to routine grounds upkeep, machinery maintenance and
supervision of other employees must have experience and real love
of horses and all other animal life. We are not fanatics but
believe in preserving nature and the environment as much as
possible. Other help with specific horse care duties on site.
Aside from farm machinery should have working knowledge and
experience with light construction projects, plumbing, water/well
lines. Individual must be one who still takes pride in his work,
is motivated and a self starter without supervision, able to deal
with people without prejudice and above all, has a sense of
humor. Absolutely no drug use including alcohol. Extensive
references will be required and checked. Own home included plus
salary. If you are looking for a quality of life with emphasis on
minimal stress, beautiful setting and employer who truly cares
about the "help" as individuals and friends, this may
be the perfect place. For further info, please call


SEASONAL RESORT ATTENDANTS needed March 1 - November 30, 2008 at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Chamberlain, SD. All departments. Prefer adult
couples. Applications and job descriptions are available at


WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH ENGLISH Abroad? If you are creative,
flexible and can think on your feet, and have an appetite for
adventure, then living abroad teaching English may be a great
opportunity for you! YZ English language school is currently
seeking a motivated and dependable English teacher for afternoon
and night classes, Monday to Friday only. The students are from
3-14 years old. You could be their new teacher for the year! You
will need a minimum of a BA from a four-year University or have
completed a TESOL/TEFOL certificate. No teaching experience
required, we’ll train you. We offer an excellent salary,
free housing, transportation, and training. You would be working
in a professional and fun working environment. Please send your
resume and a photo of yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


CARETAKER WANTED for a two hundred acre farm in Bolivar,
Tennessee approximately 50 minutes east of Memphis. Must love
animals and have experience with dogs, cats, dairy goats, and
horses. Organic farming knowledge a plus. Must be capable of
supervising construction, fencing, paving, etc. and be willing to
work closely with owners and contractors on finishing this farm
out. My husband and I travel occasionally and want someone to
care for our animals and property as if it were their own.
Possible housing on property, excellent salary for the right
person or couple. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH COUPLE NEEDED to help with ranch chores in exchange for
rent. To apply, please send your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALPINE, TX PROPERTY OWNER seeking a honest and responsible
individual or couple to complete renovation of older 3/2 mobile
home, occupy and handle light maintenance/repair on seven other
rentals and landscaping on property in Alpine. Interested parties
must have own tools and be capable of working without direct
supervision, yet keeping communication with owner. Compensation
is reduced rental. Please submit letter of interest,
qualifications and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I JUST CAN'T DO IT ALL! As I sit here with tears in my eyes I'm
hoping I can find someone who is compassionate and honest. My
father is not eligible for Medicaid, but does have Medicare. He
lives in an older four bedroom/2½ bath brick home in the
country with huge oak trees, near Katy. Ideally, I would like a
husband and wife team to help my father. You must have prior
experience in a private or nursing home setting. He is a sweet,
quiet man, and very easy to get along with. This job has a lot of
responsibilities, giving medication, all hygiene (shower, shave,
nails, grooming, and dressing). He still uses his walker and
tries to do a lot for himself. It’s a great opportunity for
a couple trying to get back on their feet. Not only do you have
free rent, all utilities are paid and there is a monthly salary.
I might consider the use of his vehicle. To apply, please contact

MATURE COUPLE needed to live on property, non-smokers, healthy,
conscientious, and gracious with people. Ranch and Bed &
Breakfast caretaking. Experience required in property management,
building/grounds maintenance, handyman, gardening, event
coordinating, animal care. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE needed in Boerne. We are searching for a mature
couple to work on our 640 acre ranch. Husband to work as a ranch
hand and the wife is to clean. A two bedroom/two bath mobile home
is provided, along with all utilities. Garden space available for
your vegetable growing. A small dog is OK to live with you.
References required. Serious inquires should call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

shop/café/cabin in the Texas Hill Country located on small
acreage in a scenic rural setting. 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 a couple, no smoking, no children
- house pets and horses OK. We also have an RV site or cabin for
a carpenter/refinisher. 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Visit our website to learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE MAN needed on a ranch near Denison. A
retired person is preferred. Must have mechanical skills. Salary
and house furnished. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PET/HOUSE SITTER needed from March 6th - 17th, 20 miles south of
Austin. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Prefer a couple to manage and maintain
our mobile home park in the Baytown area. Management and sales
experience would be helpful. Home included. To apply, please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MECHANIC/RANCH HAND needed to work full time, year round, in the
daily operation of a large working exotic game and commercial
cattle ranch located in and around the Austin area. Duties
include but are not limited to maintenance of machinery and
equipment, ensuring that machinery and equipment are always in
good working order, other general ranch duties, plus acting as a
hunting and fishing guide to invited guests. Position reports to
Ranch Manager and includes a good salary, separate housing and
benefits. Candidates should have high school or equivalent
education, current driver’s license plus good driving
record and references. Experience with mechanics, farm equipment,
haying and cattle is desired plus hunting and fishing guide.
Qualified candidates should send resumes with work history, plus
salary requirements and references via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a vacation farm. We are seeking a
mature couple as resident caretakers on a beautiful vacation farm
near Woodstock, VT. In exchange for house cleaning and yard work,
a one bedroom apartment in a separate building from the main
house, and all utilities will be paid. Plus a possible salary.
Please mail your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM MANAGER/GARDENER needed to work and manage the day-to-day
operations of an estate/farm beautifully set in western Albemarle
County. Must have prior knowledge of gardening, plants and
landscaping – both vegetable and flowers/shrubs. Owner is
very meticulous about the aesthetics of the residence gardens.
100 acres of farmland used for raising beef cattle, hay and an
eclectic selection of other animals. Owner is frequently absent
for extended periods, so position requires ability to stay
focused, work independently, and good planning, communication and
organizational skills. Candidates should also be computer
literate, proficient at operating various types of farm
equipment, have excellent handyman skills, and be dedicated. No
onsite housing; rent stipend provided. Health insurance included.
Qualified applicants should send resume, references, salary
requirements and personal letter re why this is the right
position for you to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MY HUSBAND AND I are looking for a caretaker and housekeeper
couple who are happy and comfortable with: keeping our lawn and
gardens beautiful, pool upkeep in summer and spa year around,
cars washed and detailed and maintained as needed, some
maintenance - should be comfortable with minor electric,
plumbing, and painting and repairs on houses, barn, etc., errands
as needed, housekeeping, helping with caring for our friendly
horses when needed, laundry and ironing, cooking dinner once a
week and helping with dinner parties. We will also need some
handy-man type services about once a week regarding some small
commercial buildings that we own. We provide a salary and a one
bedroom separate cottage with cable TV on five beautiful acres
with horses and pastures of about three acres. We live about
thirty miles outside of Washington DC on a private road. A
Shangri La that is very quiet with deer and fox running through
the fields and yet close to stores of every kind and fun things
to do. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ELEGANT "GREEN" B&B INN, gorgeous Victorian
mansion, organic mini-farm needs caretaker(s) who enjoy(s) small
town life, and mountains. Duties include minimal care dogs, cats,
goats, garden, inn bookings, hosting, light housekeeping
(approximately three hours/day), and exchange lodging/garden
produce (worth approximately $1,200/month). Please contact


RESIDENT CARETAKERS needed. A member owned RV Park on the
Washington coast seeks a caretaker team. Job includes general
maintenance and repair work, including pool and grounds.
Interpersonal skills are necessary. Gated entry, no rentals.
Salary plus house and utilities provided. For an application and
job description please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE AND WORK in the San Juan Islands. A small salary and a
private two bedroom apartment, with beautiful gardens, is
available to a couple for managing a business and storage park in
Friday Harbor. Managers must be personable, have general repair,
simple accounting and gardening skills. References required. Pets
OK. This is perfect for a retired couple who want to live in the
beautiful San Juans and need supplemental income. Please reply

ACTIVE RETIREMENT FACILITY in Walla Walla is seeking a caring
couple who like working together and want a rewarding career
working with active seniors. Company supplies an apartment,
training, salary, good benefits, three meals daily, career moves
and more. Must be able to live on site and be on call evenings,
starting salary is $4,081/month per couple. Interested couples
should fax their resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a two-person team, for seasonal,
part-time work at our private camping club. We are located in a
beautiful location at the base of the Cascade Mountains in
western Washington. RV site provided with full hookups, 40-60
hours per week. Salary $1,200+, based on hours. Start 4/14/08.


WANTED ASAP: A housekeeper/light maintenance person. Room and
board provided, plus a small salary. Located in rural
west-central Wisconsin. Close to two Universities and one hour
from the Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis). Would be needed full
time until we get organized then two to three days/weekly,
providing time for outside interests. Would be part of the
family. To apply, please contact Barb at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMESTIC COUPLE POSITION available in Lake Geneva, WI. Employer
Description: Couple with children. The owner’s personal
style is that they expect things to be well run in a professional
manner, but they are on the informal side and respectful of
staff. They appreciate professional boundaries. They like to
entertain family and friends. Property: The main residence is
approximately 14,600 sq. ft., with eight bedrooms, overlooking
the Lake. Residence is used seasonally approximately May 15th -
September 30th and then approximately one weekend per month
during the Fall and Winter. Expectations of Managers: The
Managers are responsible for operating and managing the entire
estate. This includes maintenance, cleaning, food and supplies,
employees, guest services, managing vendors, record keeping and
scheduling. The Managers are responsible for creating and
directing a team of employees and vendors. Couple needs to have
experience working together and have strong culinary ability.
Compensation and Terms: Professional salary and benefits
provided. Excellent quality accommodations consisting of home on
the property with private access. Car available for local use. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

seeks live-in caretaker for XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Wauwatosa.
Part-time, non-paying position offers two-bedroom residence
adjacent to museum at reduced rent and modest utility costs in
exchange for interior/exterior maintenance and opening the house
to the public Sunday afternoons year-round. History or museum
studies degree preferred. Please send your resume and cover


FULL TIME ALL-AROUND ranch hand position available in southeast
Wyoming for a married couple or single person. Salary, housing,
and benefits provided. Must have 10 years minimum working
experience. Please send your work history and work references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Green River is seeking people oriented,
self-motivated managers to provide day-to-day administrative,
maintenance, caretaking and service coordination at this 48-unit
senior property. This position is ideally performed by a team.
Interesting and varied work environment, flexible schedule. Must
live on site. Rent-free apartment, free utilities plus salary
provided. Please send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sorry no pets. 


Intelligent, reliable woman seeks a caretaking partner. Please

Wanted house sitting accommodations for winter mts. email

Single employed male (47) with handyman/carpentry/livestock
experience ISO rural long-term caretaker position in eastern King
County, preferably Sno Valley. KC resident since '87. No
drugs/tobacco/criminal past/pets. Stable work/rent history, lots
of local reliable references. Honest, dependable, respectful,
easygoing, in good physical shape. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you.

Mature, very honest female, pet lover. Seeks long-term
housesitting in Lake
Norman, NC area. Please call Sherri at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Contemplative yet active woman with gardening, child and elder
care, organic food prep, yoga, Horse and pet care experience
seeks a long-term position that would welcome a caretaker who
comes with a wonderful Cat-companion. If you are a
feline-friendly home, community or operation, and would welcome
our positive contribution to your environment, please email:

Professional energetic semi-retired couple, avail housesitting
southern California, minimum one year, 2008 – please email

Live-in companion, housekeeper, cook 48-years-old. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Desire position in Estate/Household management. Trained both U.S.
schools. Cooking skills and formal Ballet of Service training.
Experience and training with Estate management software,
household system of cleaning, daily walk through and daily
graces. Business management experience, supervision of employees,
vendors, and contractors. Strong desire to meet clients needs and
wants. Ability to listen, trustworthy, discreet and composure
under stressful situations. Excellent references. Looking for
right match to Principal. Please contact Carol XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking to rent in southern California. Can pay up to $500/month.
Excellent references available. Please call Fay at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am currently available for housesitting in your home. I am a
reliable, independent adult with great references. However, I am
only looking for a long term situation, a one year minimum,
please. I am an ideal housesitter because I will always make your
home and property my number one priority, and I take extra care
to keep your home safe and secure. I am a writer, and home a lot,
and therefore well able to look after things. I'd like to stay in
the central Oregon area but would move (within Oregon) for the
right situation. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Herbalist and Reiki
Master offering personal Holistic health coaching services for an
individual in need of support with current health issues or with
preventative wellness orientation in their home environment for
3-6 months or longer. Seeking rural to semi-rural Northeast US
location. Available beginning April 2008. Requires private
residence and salary. To discuss details and acquire a full
curriculum vitae and references, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

~~Bless your home~~ Responsible yoga teacher, writer, housesitter
provides peace of mind in SF Bay Area, CA home. Request: 6-month
stay starting January 2008. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Greece: March 13-20, 2008, two mature sisters traveling to Athens
seek lodging/housesit near the Plaka. Contact Ida: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate/Resort/Ranch Manager seeking permanent management
employment in Scottsdale, Arizona. 20 years of
estate/resort/ranch management. Mature, educated, long term
management experience in investment industry. Resident in
Scottsdale since 1950. Excellent references available. Please

You need a cook, I need you. 50ish woman seeks long-term live in
position. 25 years culinary experience. Old fashioned, savory
home cook. Educated shopper, balanced menus for fine family
dining and entertaining. Professional house management and
caretaking. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Big Island Hawaii: Experienced caretaker relocating to Pahoa.
Problem free (no drugs/alcohol) and gainfully employed. Would
consider other parts of Island depending on situation. Please

Two nurses and gardener/cook looking for caretaking employment in
the North Island, New Zealand, for 3-6 months beginning June,
2008. We will take care of your home, pets and garden! References
upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hardworking, Reliable, Loving Care. Seeking on site position,
with salary, as Estate Manager/Property Caretaker/Personal
Assistant, whatever I can do to make your life easier! Partial
list of life skills include:
Administrative/Managerial/Security/Elder Care/basic
Maintenance/Carpentry skills/Landscaping/Gardening. Pleasant
personality/professional/non-smoker/ independent/artist.
Passport/Driver’s license current. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Oxford, Mississippi. Highly experienced, hands on, professional
Estate Manager seeking part or full time caretaker/property
manager position. College and Starkey International Institute
graduate. Home and landscape maintenance/improvement skills.
Extensive horse care knowledge. Initiate and supervise any
construction project. Recently retired and moved to Oxford.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature non smoking Australian teaching couple seeking a house
sitting position (Prague) January 2008 - short or long term.

N.E. Caretaker/Estate Manager, looking for new position. 20 years
with same family. Tired of snow, looking for warmer weather on or
near the ocean. Are you looking for the best? email XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for resume.

Seeking position caretaking your home/pets/plants in London from
8 to May 8. I am caring, responsible, and able. References
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Citywise Professional Seeks NYC – Writer returning from
consulting work in Asia seeks city-based caretaking opportunity.
January 2008. No pets, just me, and no hassles. Mostly, I'm just
nice: I pay my bills, don't litter the streets, love to have my
mom and pop say they love me. Non-smoker. References.

Mature massage therapist/yoga teacher in my 60's seeking to
housesit/petsit or even work in January, February, or March in a
warmer climate than mid-coast Maine. Honest and dependable with
excellent references. Contact Jacquie at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hard working man available, 24/7, for work as a caretaker, ranch
foreman, work barn manager, pony polo training, vet assistant,
mechanic and landscaper. Have 25 years experience in farming.
Seeking a long-term, live-in position. Have impeccable
references. For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature responsible lady seeking a year round live-in caretaker
position in Boca Raton, FL only, to manage an estate, or assist
seniors/persons needing a personal assistant to run errands, do
light housekeeping, cooking, driving to doctors appointments,
groceries etc. I would be happy to fly down to meet first before
agreeing to accept me. I am a friendly Canadian and I/Gladys can
be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please leave a message if needed and
I will return your call.

Handyman/caretaker available. Builder with extensive knowledge of
carpentry, cabinetry, plumbing, electrical, alternative building
techniques, gardens and property maintenance. Competent with
boats and their operation. Proficient in the kitchen and at the
computer. Former business and property owner. Good with animals.
Organized yet flexible, with a good eye for detail. Excellent
references. Please call Greg XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Home and Pet Caretaker Service. Dependable, professional,
licensed, bonded and insured caretaker available for short or
long term assignments. Over 25 years experience, reasonable
rates, excellent references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Trustworthy and reliable housesitter available for your home in
southern California. Will take care of your property and any
pets. Have excellent references available. Please call Fay at

Naturopathic doctor with interests in biodynamic gardening and
permaculture. Experienced house/property sitter. Would like to
provide naturopathic health care and education, as well as
gardening. Phone/address is on my website XXXXXXXXXXXXX

60-year-old female Florida real estate agent with a 45 pound,
5-year-old, sweet-tempered, Feist dog; looking for opportunity to
sit your house to be near family. Summer ’08. Lakes Region
or Durham/Portsmouth areas of New Hampshire. I bike, hike, write.
Experienced housekeeper. Can supply references. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Household Management Couple seeks a full-time position in
Colorado or Wyoming. Currently employed, available starting
Spring 2008. We are honest, experienced non-smokers with no
children. To respond, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-retired, professional male, healthy, seeks
caretaker/construction/ maintenance positions, worldwide. Prefer
mountains, sea, cold or cool. Do all types of carpentry,
painting, plumbing, some electrical, barns, garages, decks, small
bridges, rockwork, concrete, and landscaping. Build hand-hewn log
cabins, set up springs, do passive solar, small hydro, operate
and repair most types of light and heavy equipment. Do layout and
building of roads. 15 years carpentry and building experience, 10
years grading. Teach and speak English, some German. Experience
in clinical psychology, college teaching, editing, proofreading,
textiles. Basic comp. skills. Will work for room and board, small
wage.  Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Long Term Ranch/Farm Caretaking Position in mountainous
or cool weather part of the country. Remote location okay.
Experienced horsewoman, very hard worker, take initiative, easy
going, very patient, good sense of humor, 'Jackie of All Trades'.
If I don't know how to do something, show me once and I'll learn.
College degree in Architecture and Construction Management so I
have building skills and knowledge. I'm a 42-year-old single
woman with no children except for two dogs and two horses. Left
the rat race and have been caretaking a small ranch for
frequently absent landowner in northeastern NM for almost five
years (am an artist in my spare time). Love my job; however, the
owner has put the ranch on the market so I'm looking for a
similar employment situation. My duties here are
cutting/splitting wood for the heavy winters, building/mending
fences, caring for farm animals, gardening/landscaping and much
more. I can promise you dedication and exceptional stewardship of
your land and animals. Excellent references. More info and photos
on request. Thanks. Laura. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature/Caretaker/Ranch hand/Mechanic looking for new opportunity.
Eleven years at current position on Colorado ranch ending spring
2008. Have own tools/4x4truck/snowmobile/housing if necessary.
Experience in Alternative Energy: (Photovoltaics/Microhydro).
Basic construction skills: (carpentry/plumbing/painting/fixing).
Auto/truck repair. Equipment operation. Please contact Larry at

Greetings! Well we are not your typical couple but a couple we
are. My name is Mary, 45, physically fit, clean and neat, honest,
dependable, resourceful, organized, meticulous, motivated,
mechanically inclined, carpentry skills, have tools, keen eye for
detail, create park like settings wherever we live, considerate
of others including wildlife and their habitat. My companion of
13 years is one good dog with references, good with other
animals. Seeking comfortable cottage or cabin with laundry and
internet availability. Experience with gardening, landscaping,
home and property maintenance, animal care including horses, and
computers. Hardworking and versatile. If you love your home you
will appreciate us as your property guardians. Currently we are
in beautiful Mendocino, CA and available for short or long term.
Willing to relocate. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX. All replies will
receive responses.

Caretaker/Ranch Manager Couple, 49 and 51 years old. Good health
and very dependable and mature. Looking for a position on a
working ranch, guest ranch, outfitter or hobby ranch. We have a
wide variety of ranch and farm experience yet are quick and
willing to learn and adapt to new challenges. My experience as a
25 year Public Safety Officer also ensures the security of your
property. Prefer Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana Mountain setting.
We have four years of experience in this field. Resumes and
references available. Contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a long term property caretaker position. 54-year-old
male, carpenter/handyman, reliable, security conscious.  17 years
caretaker/ assistant/manager of Colorado estate. Have tools, 4WD
truck, RV. Prefer on site housing.  Paid position in Western US. 
Non smoker/ non drinker.  Please contact me for references and
negotiations at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Caretaker seeking housesitting/caretaking position in
Chicago for the winter. Available December 2007. Female,
43-years-old. Reliable, neat, non-smoker. Excellent references.
Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Bellingham, WA - Mature couple seeking house-sitting situation,
non-smokers, conscientious, reliable, experienced in caretaking
and property management. HE: Healthy, energetic, handy,
Environmental Health/Pollution Control Specialist 25+ years, now
self-employed as Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Designer and
Licensed Massage Therapist. SHE: Efficient, keen eye for detail,
creative, NY Restaurant School chef, Registered Nurse, and 100
ton Coast Guard Certified Captain, fluent in Spanish and French.
Currently caretaking in Bellingham, available again Spring 2008 -
prefer Whatcom County. Will happily commit to right place for
6-12 months, perhaps more. Excellent references available upon
request. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple, middle-aged, non-smokers, healthy, conscientious, seeking
live-in situation. Both efficient, keen eyed for detail,
educated, life experienced, traveled. Open to most countries,
mild to warm climate preferred. Experienced in caretaking,
property management, home or hospitality administration, hosting,
building/grounds maintenance, gardening, meal planning and
preparation, event coordinating, group managing. Both computer
literate, and artistic. He: photographer and handyman; she:
painter and chef. Gentleman fluent in Spanish, either open to
learning new languages. Excellent references. Please call

Married couple, looking for a full time, live in position. Have
experience in housekeeping, groundskeeping, cooking, child and
pet care. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Impeccable References for California Bay Area Professional:
Experienced, mature, educated, non-smoking, female seeks local
position as live-in/out Household Manager, Property/Estate
Manager, Eldercare Coordinator, Personal Assistant.  Although not
limited to seniors, I have 10 years experience facilitating
independent living for Elders in their homes. Experience
highlights are manager of property (240 units), contractors,
vendors, staff, and caregivers; medical services, bookkeeping,
event planning; light cooking, shopping, driving, and errands. 
Prefer semi-rural Marin/Sonoma County live-in position, but will
consider location within 1.5 hours drive of San Francisco/East
Bay.  California born US citizen, I have been bonded, carry a
valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.  I
carry my own health and auto insurance.  Local references will
support my competency and character.  Resume available through

Christian contemplative nun looking for hermitage/shelter; any
season; any location; "primitive" living conditions
acceptable. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Gardener seeks caretaking opportunity, affordable housing or
reduced rent within commuting distance of Washington DC or
Baltimore. Employed professional, careful quality work,
trustworthy. Former dressage barn manager, farm caretaker. No
children or pets, non smoker. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married couple seeking caretaking position. We have relocated to
Southern Calif. after 5+ years in Aspen, CO, caretaking a
beautiful estate, 15,000 sq. ft. on 60+ acres. We have over 25
years experience in all aspects of property care: landscape and
house maintenance, irrigation, vehicle/equipment care, cooking
and entertaining, building maintenance, managing vendors, workers
and events. Excellent references available. Please contact us at

Greetings, we are Rodney, age 63, and Susan Else, age 54,
currently residing in the Sacramento Valley, in northern
California. Rodney hails from merry old England, is a naturalized
citizen, and has been in the United States for thirty years.
Susan is a native Californian, and we have been married for
almost nineteen years. We have one grown daughter, who resides in
San Diego, and two pets, one cat and one dog, who are important
members of our family. We currently enjoy good health, are non
smokers, and not addicted to any lawful or unlawful drugs. Our
hobbies include, photography, hiking, cooking, entertaining on a
small scale, music, and the theater. The new adventure in our
lives we are seeking is a caretaking position, which would be
available in the immediate future, and which will hopefully be
for a long term, possibly for three to five years. We are open to
a position that would include the caretaking of property,
animals, or elder companionship. We have experience in these
fields, but we would be open to considering a different situation
upon the supply of relevant information. Salary and benefits are
negotiable, and we would consider any part of the country as far
as location is concerned. If you are interested in us we would be
happy to email our resumes and lots of references. We are
currently employed, but can be available for interviews if given
reasonable notice. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, mature residential cleaner seeking
house-pet-plant-sitting position in MD or D.C. area in January
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England: March 21 - April 4, 2008, retired woman visiting
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Professional English Couple. Caretakers/Gardener Available with
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