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THIS IS OUR 157th ISSUE!           (206) 462-1818           

Published since 1983                 Volume 27, Number 1         

January/February 2009                ISSN 1074-3642       


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 41 states
and 16 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Adventures In Housesitting from Lynn Woods 
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



A VOLUNTEER COUPLE is needed as Park Hosts to provide visitor
assistance at Holy Ground Battlefield Park, on weekends and
holidays from April to September (Labor Day), 2009.
Responsibilities would include greeting visitors; making routine
patrols in the park; checking for minor violations; reporting
maintenance problems; explaining the day use fee to boaters and
swimmers, securing the park at closing. A Contract Park Attendant
position is also available at this park. A campsite with power,
water and sewage will be provided. A camper trailer or motor home
is required for the position. For more info, please write to


ENJOY ALASKA ALL SUMMER. Volunteer Opportunities available in
Alaska State Parks. 60 host positions statewide with free
campsite, stipend, training and more. Season is May to September
with a minimum four week commitment. Please contact the volunteer
coordinator by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web
site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.


HELP NEEDED. We live forty minutes from Sedona in the Coconino
Forest. We offer a 24 foot trailer to live in trade. For more
information, please check XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BEAUTIFUL SMALL (70 ACRE) RANCH located in north central Arizona
(3,200 feet with mild winters and summers) seeks a mature couple
to assist in the daily responsibilities of the ranch. Must have
good people skills and love animals. The duties are the upkeep of
the grounds, which include maintenance of sprinkler/drip systems,
irrigation of the fields, mowing and weed spraying. Good handy
man/mechanical skills including basic equipment maintenance are
required. Also required is the weekly housekeeping of the various
dwellings on the property, usually very light as the dwellings
are rarely used, but must be kept clean. The feeding and cleaning
of the various animals is also needed. In exchange a lovely new
fully furnished or unfurnished two bedroom apartment including
utilities, cell and land line telephone. The salary is $300 a
week with the option for additional income. The hours required
will vary according to the time of year, usually not more than
forty. No smokers or drinkers. Must be able to pass a background
check and have a valid Driver’s License. We are seeking a
couple interested in a long term situation. This position will be
available March 15, 2009. If interested please forward your
resume along with three recent work references and three personal
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

ONSITE CARETAKER needed for a 116 unit townhome community in
Scottsdale. Live on-site, perform light maintenance, janitorial
and other duties as needed. A free two bedroom apartment and
utilities included. Please mail your resume to Caretaker,

SMALL PRIVATE HOME on a 40-acre ranchette needs a semi-retired
caretaker couple. We have a beautiful, secluded, woodland
property with dramatic boulders and mild 4-season weather 30
minutes from Prescott providing great shopping, restaurants,
medical, and services with a small town old-west culture and just
two hours north of Phoenix. We are at 5,500 feet. We are a couple
with a young daughter with just a bit too much on our hands.
Duties include daily caretaking of five horses, light
housekeeping one day per week, plus occasional maintenance of
property. Horse feeding is daily but other duties are flexible.
Days off would be arranged. Work is light and would average to
less than 30 hours a week combined across two people. We are
seeking a responsible, trustworthy, animal-loving, healthy,
semi-retired couple with knowledge of horses who want a
long-term, tranquil, family home in a neighborly ranch
environment. A monthly stipend of around $600 would be provided
plus a travel trailer site including utilities in a private,
wooded location near a beautiful boulder wall. For the right
couple a travel trailer could also be provided. email


Dear Gary and family, I am writing to renew my subscription and
to tell you what a delight your publication is. I cannot avail
myself of any of the delightful opportunities therein. I work in
horticulture for the City of Seattle, as Steward of one of
Seattle's oldest, grandest Olmsted parks. I won't be retiring for
another four years but it is such fun to read the Gazette and
think of all the possibilities which exist in the world! I hope I
have the energy when I retire to do something cool. Thank you for
the dreams and fantasies you provide to us who are "chained
to the plow". Someday...   N.G., Seattle, WA

Thanks Nancy. I appreciate your taking the time to share your
thoughts. We have many retirees who have embarked on exciting
second careers via the pages of the Gazette. 

Because of all the spam I get in my email Inbox, I have been
reluctant to give you our email address. Am I missing out on
anything by not having my email address? K. T. Dallas, TX

Kevin thanks for asking. You are missing out on a lot of new
opportunities that come into The Caretaker Gazette every day. Our
Privacy Policy on our website states that we do not rent, sell,
trade, or release your information to anyone else. We even have
many subscribers who don’t use computers themselves who
give us a friend or relative’s email address so that we can
email updates to their email address for them. 

Thank you so much!!! I'll put a pot of coffee on the minute the
new Gazette issue gets here and let the dreaming begin!!! We
really appreciate your efforts to produce a quality product and
to keep your customers happy. We are relieved and pleased to
learn that you are still a real and honest person in spite of the
growth of your Gazette. I still have a personally signed letter
from you wishing us happy holidays back in the early 90's. That
kind of customer treatment is rare these days and much
appreciated. Keep up the wonderful work!!! Thank you and have a
beautiful day! P. W. Anchorage, AK

Thank you Pam. We appreciate all of our subscribers and
although, during our 26 years of publishing the Gazette, we have
grown and continue to grow, we still strive to maintain our high
level of personal customer service. 

Hi Gary, thanks for the renewal reminder. I was wondering why I
did not receive the last issue; I had not realized my
subscription had expired, so you can see that your email
reminders (to renew) really work! When you renew my subscription,
would you please include the Monday night email updates that you
listed in your email to me. Thank you for renewing my
subscription so I can see the past issue online on Wednesday.
Hope you have a good Thanksgiving. Sincerely, T. R., Bend, OR

Terri thanks for renewing your subscription to the Gazette. We
are always happy to provide the most recent email update with new
opportunities to our subscribers when they renew their Gazette

The Caretaker Gazette
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER WANTED for an apartment complex in the Mountain Home
area. Good maintenance and communication skills required.
Flexible work hours are available. Compensation will be housing
and utilities. To apply, please mail your resume to Manager,

OZARKS CARETAKER WANTED beginning January 2009 for my home and
property in northwest Arkansas. Charming cottage available on 84
acres. Keep an eye on everything, pick up after storms, keep the
driveway swept and the pipes open. This is a beautiful and
private area. I pay the mortgage; you pay utilities (water is
free and abundant). My place will be for sale. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References required.

APPRENTICESHIP POSITION available. Located in the Ozark
Mountains, with plenty of recreation such as kayaking, canoeing,
hiking and climbing. Continuing development of a permaculture
demonstration site consisting of passively heated and cooled
straw bale building, windmill, photovoltaic panel array,
vegetable garden, food forest (two acres), community gathering
area with outdoor kitchen, pond with trellises, wildlife area and
the establishment of a non-profit organization for permaculture
education. So far, about two-thirds of the food forest has been
planted. The site is exceptionally beautiful and located within
the city limits of Clarksville. Planting of trees, shrubs and
vines. Cultivation of biointensive garden beds. Working on
aesthetic aspects, which can include artwork or the building of
trellises, buildings or other structures. Research in all aspects
of permaculture design. Working with the local community. Minimum
stay is 2½ to six months. Individual bedrooms, max three.
Pets OK. English, German, and Spanish are spoken. Transportation
is available. Special diet is OK. Please mail

WE ARE BEGINNING THE GRAND ADVENTURE and need help. We have sold
out and moved to a new place way back in the hills in Newton
County. It is very remote - our dream place, backing up to the
National Forest, with a ¼ mile Creek frontage. We are in a
camper right now planning to build a passive solar home and use a
solar array. It is fun starting over from scratch, but tough,
rough living right now. We could always use help. We ask that you
pick up one barn chore and one household chore (of my choice - we
try to match your likes, but sometimes things just need to be
done) and then help two - four hours a day. Right now we have
tents and big air mattresses to offer. Later this year we will
add onto the camper to create a bunkhouse. It is rough living.
You would be welcome to come and stay. We usually suggest two
weeks, and if we all click, then a longer stay would be great.
This gives both of us a chance to back out gracefully. We do not
have phone reception back on the creek and so we can only check
our mail and phone on Fridays. So please call
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. We are seeking a mature, active
couple, or single person, for a long-term position on a cattle
station 70km north of the town of Cloncurry in northwest
Queensland. The caretakers will be required to check waters,
fences, stock and gardening. A modern two bedroom home, air
conditioned, fully equipped and furnished, will be provided. This
position is not suitable for a family. Small pets allowed. No
working dogs allowed. Must have your own transportation. Looking
for caretakers who can start immediately. Wage is negotiable.
Please email your resume with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Australia at

SEEKING RETIRED PERSONS with their own caravan to assist the
owners of Retiree & Senior Tourist Park with caravan park
cleaning and reception duties part-time, in exchange for free RV
site fees, power and a small wage. Ongoing positions are
available for a minimum of three months (longer if you like). We
are in an idyllic location with a superb climate in Carnarvon,
Western Australia. This is very suitable for persons travelling
through Oz. For more information, please call

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a well known property in the
Wootton district. This is a live-in position and would be
suitable for an active semi-retired couple who love the outdoors
and enjoy a sense of job ownership. You will be required to
maintain gardens and lawns, have knowledge of horses, cattle and
tractor work and to maintain and clean the farm-stay and
temporary accommodations. The applicant should have a current
driver’s license. This package also includes a three
bedroom residence as accommodation. Applicants should mail a
letter and references to The General Manager,

CARETAKER needed. We prefer a retired couple for our sheep/cattle
property, located 30km south-east of Brewarrina. References are
essential. To apply, please mail a letter and references to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a country property, one hour’s
drive from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. A recently
renovated four bedroom, two bathroom house, will be provided in
return for one day per week work on the owner's house (i.e.
gardening, cleaning, fire wood etc.) depending on experience.
Other casual farm work may be available. Would be suitable for an
active retired couple. Some knowledge of horses would be an
advantage. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A FRENCH/ENGLISH COUPLE based in Brussels with a holiday home in
France seeks a live-in couple for housekeeping and cooking (to a
very high standard) duties. Children no objection. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake Dem Dats Doin, 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:


VOLUNTEERS needed in the harsh, beautiful southeastern California
Mojave Desert, 2,200 feet elevation, midway between Los Angeles
and Las Vegas. This is a beginning organic produce ranch. My
goals are to develop a sustainable, self-sufficient, vegetarian,
spiritual, permaculture community where we provide most of our
own food, energy, health care, shelter and income, and trade with
others. Suggested length of stay for volunteers: whatever makes
you happy. Longer is better as I expect to invest a lot of
initial training. But stay however long as it works for both of
us. March would be ideal so you can gradually build up tolerance
for increasing heat. If you have a camper, trailer, or motor
home, drive that over and live in it. I can provide hook ups for
water, sewer, and electricity. I have three travel trailers for
interns. You may use internet, washing machine, and solar clothes
dryer and the house. Trailers have linen and dishes. Expect five
days a week, minimum four hours/day, including some weekends. No
children or pets. Owner is a vegan, transcendental mediator,
sidha yogi, UFO experiencer, channeler, dowser, registered nurse
with career burn-out in her 60's beginning a new chapter in life.
Ranch has grid electric, well water, septic tank. Domestic
animals here now are chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats and bees.
Are you allergic to any of these? No telephone lines, but cell
phones work most of the time. Internet via satellite. This is a
great opportunity for a volunteer to get in touch with the
desert, the planet, the stars and yourself. Meditation, prayer
and contemplation are encouraged during off hours. This is a
great place for doing body purification programs, reading,
hiking, de-stressing, writing that book, getting away from
civilization. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who is experienced in growing rice (such as
in Arkansas or Texas). I am looking for someone wanting to
relocate to northern California. Ideally a single man,
non-drinker/smoker, with a livestock background (horses/cows).
Prefer a person good with repair work, fences, and all around
experience. A nice place to stay and salary will be provided.
Please email your resume and references to
caretaker@caretaker.org (please include these words in the
subject line: “California rice growing position”).
Thank you.

CARETAKER POSITION offered in Northern California’s
Siskiyou County in Hornbrook, CA. Willing to provide free parking
and rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy caretaker
duties on my ranch, keeping trespassers away. This is
off-the-grid, primitive living. Must be self-sustaining and love
the outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable
physical shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the
property is somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs,
drinking, or mental issues, and no friends or visitors with same
– in fact we prefer light/little to no visitors. This is
not employment or a paid position, so you must have some other
source of income available to live off of. Animals are OK,
including horses, pigs, etc. Looking for a single male, couple,
retiree, or a small family. A 4x4, SUV, ATV or horse would help
in your duties. I am only looking for serious replies. Please

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY is seeking an on-site manager, couple
preferred, for 16 units in San Bernardino. Some leasing and
property management experience required. Light computer skills
and familiarity with Word and Excel are necessary. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Please mail your resume to

LOOKING FOR part-time self-motivated, responsible, experienced
couple Innkeepers/Caretakers ASAP for a small family owned Green
and off-the-grid Country Inn and retreat center on a 140-acre
ranch in Northern California, 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
Skills needed are general maintenance, organic gardening,
cleaning, computer literate a must, office duties, wholesome
cooking, and a love of small animals. Compensation includes
housing, and utilities with a small salary. This position could
turn into a full time position in the summer months and for the
right people. Additional possible opportunity for farming and
vineyard development. Please fax your resume to

ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS. Our community is located 45 minutes
southeast of San Diego, nestled in a serene mountain valley at
2,000 feet. We are an eclectic community interested in exchanging
ideas and living in a sustainable and balanced manner with the
earth. A spiritual lifestyle is integral to our focus and we
encourage visitors to join us for meditation, sweat  lodges, and
other uplifting interactions. Our kitchen prepares vegetarian and
vegan food. English is the spoken language. Help is usually
needed year round. While we re-build our infra-structure,
however, we will not need help until Spring 2009. Then we will
need help setting and tending 15,000 White Sage seeds for Fall
2009 planting. For volunteers, we request 30 hours per week.
Transportation can be provided to and from San Diego or to public
transportation to Los Angeles or Mexico. Accommodation consists
of small dorm-style rooms or camping, if you bring a tent. Work
may consist of sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting, watering,
making compost, fencing, maintenance, mechanical, typing,
cooking, cleaning, or alternative construction and technologies.
Pets are not allowed. Children may be allowed. Minimum stay is
two weeks, and longer stays are possible. We are in the process
of reforming our community and living spaces are limited. We need
a master gardener to oversee our gardens and herb farm. We
welcome those with a pioneering spirit. Volunteers who are
comfortable with the balance of quality communal interaction, as
well as meaningful time alone are sought. Self-motivated
individuals who approach life with a fun, yet responsible,
attitude are valued. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.

WE NEED HELP with our one-acre garden at 4,000' on a very remote
ridge above the Carmel Valley on the central coast. Our property
borders the Ventana Wilderness Area. We grow exclusively for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located a further 45 minutes up a steep
and windy dirt road. We are 100% solar powered, including the
well, swimming pool and all residences. We grow a salad mix,
tomatoes, eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, strawberries,
with many tree fruits and have a gorgeous glass greenhouse for
propagation. We are on the way to becoming a retreat and teaching
center and some work prepares for this. For now, work is mainly
in the garden, harvesting and bed and building maintenance. Some
building skills are also appreciated. Stay at least four days and
be prepared for the isolated although luxurious environment. Stay
in our yurt, cabin (if available), remote trailer, or bring your
own camp. We are a very tidy farm. We are also low impact, (no
pets, meat, tobacco, or alcohol); preserving the integrity of
this marvelous, fire susceptible land. We'll pick you up at the
end of the pavement, six miles distant. Come work with us and
enjoy the mountain lifestyle. Queer friendly. Please contact

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Duck Hunting Club near Wheatland/Rio Oso.
A mobile home, utilities and a small salary provided. Vehicle
required. Please mail your resume to Manager,

WE ARE A SMALL RURAL DESERT RANCH and organic farm with a natural
hot water source located on a hillside in the Salton Sea area of
the California desert. We are quite remote and secluded in a
beautiful desert setting. This is the third incarnation of a
family farm that began in the 1920's, and we have a lot of
experience in organic orcharding. Right now we need a hand here
on the farm with watering some fruit trees two or three days per
week. So we are here part of the week, but need someone to cover
for us for maybe two days each week while still living here the
entire time with us. We will provide a private bedroom and a
bicycle, in exchange for some part time help. We are into mostly
veggie foods, hiking, farming, yoga, videos, bathing in our hot
and cool salty pools, and creative simple living in a tobacco,
drug and alcohol free environment. We would like to connect with
an environmentally conscious earthy person who shares similar
values, for this living situation and work. We can fetch people
at Greyhound (Indio) if you don't have a car. We have internet
access, a guest phone and shared kitchen. Sorry but we are not
set up for kids or pets at this time. Check out our photo album
at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please email us at

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeking persons to contribute their skills
in gardening, cooking, landscape maintenance. Ideal for someone
who has an interest in Buddhism and likes to work hard. This is a
work-study position offering room and board, a small living
allowance and free classes in a variety of Buddhist subjects.
Vigorous program requiring physical and mental/emotional health.
Please take a look at the work-study program web page at
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Sorry we cannot accept pets or
children. For comprehensive information on our entire
organization see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED - Retreat Center Resident Caretaker and
Hospitality Assistant – man/woman or couple needed for long
term, part-time employment in exchange for comfortable two
bedroom/one bath housing on 200 acres of rolling hills and live
oak woodlands just 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. For
information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX visit:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For the full job description visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please submit your cover letter and resume

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. No fee/20 hours weekly service in exchange for
camping and living in community. The mission of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is to strengthen individuals, families and
communities by teaching ways to listen and speak from the heart,
to honor life's passages and to appreciate our connection with
nature - supporting the emergence of a compassionate, sustainable
and peaceful world. Our Sanctuary is a 40 acre educational
retreat center located in semi-wilderness at the foot of the Los
Padres Mountains in Southern California. Meditation gardens,
native habitats and permaculture principles are demonstrated
throughout the land, as is our commitment to solar energy. In
addition, it provides time for self-renewal, reflection, and
hands on work on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the beautiful Ojai
Valley. Service may include individual and team work projects
such as program support, land and facilities maintenance,
building projects, trail and garden maintenance, etc. In exchange
for 20 hours of work per week, you will have the opportunity to
live in a small community, share in daily mediations, monthly
councils and other offerings such as potlucks and poetry swaps,
while living in service to a vision of education, renewal, and
the honoring or life's many passages. Work Exchange participants
receive a tent site (volunteers provide their own tents) and are
offered the use of facilities, including shared bathrooms with
showers, upscale camp kitchen, refrigerators and stoves. Five
miles to town - carpooling is possible. Two week minimum/90 day
maximum stay with review. No pets. Mostly vegetarian diet. Please

HOUSESITTER WANTED for our home in La Jolla, for an immediate
year round position. This is a long-term house and pet sitting
assignment. We work out of the country, and have an older cat.
Housesitter will need to feed and provide meds to our cat. Some
yard maintenance and plant watering is required. For more
details, please email Sally at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PUNJABI SPEAKING CARETAKER needed in Surrey, British Columbia
(just east of Vancouver - within the Metro Vancouver district).
We are looking for a Punjabi speaking caretaker for my
Grandmother. A live-in caretaker is preferred, but not necessary.
Compensation depends upon live-in or out. To apply, please call
Susan for more details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

FARM SITTER(S) WANTED in Cobourg, Ontario. A large self-contained
furnished apartment will be provided in exchange for hobby farm
sitting and approximately 12 hours of work per week. There is an
opportunity to take on additional work for an hourly rate. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a complete position description
and photos.

HOUSE SITTER NEEDED from January 6 - April 25 2009. Live in our
luxury post and beam home, close to Ottawa, Ontario. Housesitter
will need to sit one dog, four cats, and six chickens that live
outside. Must be a non smoker, drinker, and very clean. Four
miles of cross country skiing/snow shoeing are available on the
property. For further details, please email

ECO EQUINE EXPERIENCE requires a caretaker ASAP for an indefinite
period of time. Caretaker must be fit, capable, and impassioned
with horses and country living in Ontario. For more information,

VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA. We are looking for a responsible,
reliable couple to caretake/manage our small resort near Port
Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. We have eight cottages that
require cleaning and maintenance. We provide our home and all
utilities. Good for people in need of time away from the city
life. Must be bondable and have some hotel management experience.
Starting May 2009. Will turn into full-time job for the right
people. You can see our resort at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
your resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed (a full-time housekeeper and babysitter for
a toddler boy, and a handyman/gardener). We are a professional
couple from the UK/USA. We will pay $750 USD towards the
couple’s airfare roundtrip and provide a guest apartment
(two bedroom, two bath, must share when visitors in town), a Ford
Explorer car, gas allowance, phone, wireless internet, grocery
allowance, all immigration visa costs (you supply medical, and
police clearance). Will provide health insurance (cost $250 USD
per month- covered for couple). We will be offering a six month
minimum contract, up to two years. This position starts on March
1st, 2009. Please email your resume and references to


beautiful Rocky Mountains, trailing cattle and organizing pack
trips a few times a year, this is the job for you. We’re
looking for an energetic, fun couple to manage our Parker, CO
barn and 250 acre farm. We have 10 quarter horses, one hunter
jumper and four miniature donkeys. We provide a nice ranch house,
all utilities paid, and a truck and trailer. You must be
experienced in all aspects of equine management and training and
must be experienced in teaching western riding. We run a small
irrigated hay operation to supply our horses. Experience
maintaining and servicing equipment, fencing and other farm and
ranch skills necessary. Summer travel to Wyoming for extended
weekends also required, expenses paid. Security check required.
Looking for honest, motivated and responsible self-starters.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

the Boulder Mountains. Professional experience is necessary. A
couple is preferred. Healthy habits and cheery attitude are
required. This is 4-wheel-drive, mountain living. Must have
knowledgeable gardener and plant care. Pet care is needed and
housesitting. This is a nice family to work for. No smoking/no
drinking/no pets. Salary based on experience, with free rent and
utilities. References required. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

EXPERIENCED SINGLE MALE or husband and wife caretaker team needed
at a hot springs spa in a beautiful, remote Colorado Rocky
Mountain area. Prefer experience in construction, plumbing,
electrical, snow removal, maintenance of grounds and pool
cleaning. Customer service experience a plus. Offering rent
exchange plus hourly salary for various positions. Position
available immediately. Must be honest, reliable, work well with
others and be respectful of the healing springs and environment.
Must have impeccable references. Please email a letter of
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information check out
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed to manage/maintain a Mountain Retreat
west of Denver. Must be a hard working non-smoker and have
experience with plumbing, electric, HVAC, carpentry, painting, AV
systems, operation and R&M of heavy equipment, plus auto and
small engine R&M, forestry work/management; Provide
care/exercise (ride/drive) for two Morgan Horses. Must provide
guest services and housekeeping. Compensation: Housing/mountain
view duplex, plus salary and bonus.  Please fax your resume to

RETIRED COUPLE ONLY, in good health, wanted for a full-time
position in Denver. Duties may include but are not limited to
light housekeeping, organizing and management, landscaping and
grounds maintenance, snow removal, general maintenance, minor
electrical and plumbing repairs, and occasional subcontractor
supervision. Must like animals. Some weekends required for house
and animal sitting. Large, private and separate 3,500 square foot
caretaker’s residence provided. Must be dependable, honest
and take pride in your work. Salary depends on experience.
Background and reference check required. Please email your resume

BUSY AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESSMAN searching for live-in domestic
couple for his condo in Denver. Owner's children are grown and
are no longer living at home but visit occasionally and he has a
pet Golden Retriever. Job description: Live-in domestic couple
needed as cook/housekeeper/light maintenance. Must be
professional, pleasant, hardworking, clean, reliable, honest and
flexible. Job duties: grocery shopping, cooking - menu planning
and food preparation, general household cleaning, laundry,
ironing, minor household repairs, taking care of dog, and
maintaining household supplies. Couple not allowed to bring
children or pets. Owner has 2nd home in Aspen and couple must be
able to travel to this property when needed. Salary based upon
experience and negotiable. Benefits: health insurance,
vacation/sick time and vehicle will be considered. Please reply


ESTATE GARDENER/CARETAKER needed to manage a staff of four in a
large park-like estate in the Kent, CT area with open lawns,
shrub borders, clipped hedges and turf care. Grounds maintenance
of three greenhouses in wintertime. Must be a self starter with a
minimum of five – six years of hands-on experience in all
aspects of landscape, maintenance and mowing. Must have a valid
driver's license, excellent employment history and credit
references required. This is a full-time position with a
4-bedroom house and an attractive compensation package included.
To apply, please mail your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed to do maintenance work for a 75 unit
condo complex. Caretaker will be responsible for the upkeep of
the general aesthetic appearance including general cleaning, pool
chemical inspections, trash removal and minor repairs. A
background check and a drug test will be required. Housing is
available. A retired individual is welcome. To apply, please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


GARDENER/CARETAKER required for a large private garden in rural
Shropshire. Would suit an experienced couple (some domestic work
available). Reliable, energetic and honest person with good
kitchen garden and shrub knowledge to help maintain and improve
the grounds. Security of the property, help with dogs and horses,
together with general assistance. Three bed centrally heated
cottage included. Please write with details to:

I NEED a pet loving housesitter from December 20, 2008 to January
11, 2009. I am looking for person(s) to reside in a beautiful
countryside setting, stay in a log cabin and look after two
German Shepherd dogs and three cats. For more details, please

HOUSE SWAP NEEDED - England for Palo Alto, CA. I have a five
bedroom house between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon. I need a
similar size house in Palo Alto for a long term swap. If you are
interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED to watch over my dog and cat in Fort
Lauderdale this winter. I am looking for the perfect person or
couple to live in my home from mid-January to mid-April 2009
while I'm out at sea. I have a lovely two - three bedroom place,
2½ miles from the beach. The housesitter must love the
critters. This is a great way to get out of the cold for a few
months. Retired singles or couples are welcome. Please call

A PALM BEACH COUNTY single Dad needs help with his two
17-month-old twins. My home has a pool, Jacuzzi, two saunas, and
a boat on the water. I need either an established couple or
single female (preferably elder) to watch and take care of the
children and a cat (the dog just died while under the watch of
teenage caretakers while the Dad was in Argentina). Need a
caretaker to watch the kids in the home 24/7, maybe two couples
or two sets of caretakers so the Dad is always covered for
watching them when out of town. Private room in exchange for
living in Florida and watching the kids, making sure they are fed
and don't drown. Experience with kids is great. Currently can't
trust the younger couple, so I’m looking for a change. Need
someone reliable and nice. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with photos, resume and experience. Please
be detailed but brief. This opening is available now. Please tell
me when you want to start for how long and experience etc.

an “intern/apprentice/assistant” to learn all aspects
of running an Inn in sunny Steinhatchee, Florida. We will provide
accommodation in our Inn, all utilities, Satellite TV, Internet
and local phone plus $750/month. We also have a swimming pool.
Must be able to work outside in the Florida heat when required.
We use organic methods on all of our landscaping and vegetables
that we grow. Must be computer literate, non-smoker, no pets. As
we are an eco-lodging we do not use chemicals to clean the guest
rooms, we supply organic coffee and toiletries to our guests.
Water and energy conservation are a big part of our life here. We
will also teach you basic plumbing, electrical and QuickBooks as
part of your training. This is an ideal position for someone just
starting out from school or for those that want to run their own
Inn but do not know where to start. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your details and why this appeals to

VOLUNTEERS needed for carpentry work, wood repair, painting,
maintenance, organization, tending vegetables, greenhouse
maintenance, pond installation, plant identification, weeding,
pruning, planting the large trees that are stuck in pots,
building medicine wheel garden, irrigation repair, business
organization and marketing. Knowledge of organic methods for
fertilization and pest control. All or any help will be
appreciated! Beyond the farm: clay artistry, tile painting, sign
making. Accommodation includes private outside hot shower,
kitchen/fridge/stove, bathroom, place to park camper or tent
area, any length of stay considered, pets and children
considered. We are across the street from the river - canoe
access down the street. Transportation is not provided - we are
out in the country, 20 miles to town. A bike is available, but
it's a long way to the nearest store. We have classes at the farm
teaching everything from cooking with herbs to making soaps,
lotions, salves, and herbal crafts. We focus mainly on herbs and
have over 300 varieties, but we also propagate hummingbird and
butterfly plants and grow rows of greens and veggies and shiitake
mushrooms for us to eat and sell. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A TASTE OF FRANCE. Accommodation provided and part time work
available on a horse stud farm which runs a busy insemination
centre in the summer. More hours available May to August.
(Department 37). This is a great opportunity for a fit couple to
discover la vie en France. Experience with horses and dogs is
necessary. References required. To apply, please call

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Charente – in south west France. I
live in rural Charente where I have a nice home and an
interesting collection of animals and birds. I spend ten days a
month in the UK and would be pleased to welcome someone who would
be able to house-sit and look after my family of creatures at
least during the ten days each month that I am away. If this
could be of interest to you, please do get in touch with me.


NEED VOLUNTEERS to work in my garden, alternative building
projects, care for poultry, clear forest trails, clean stream
pools, maintain existing systems, carpentry projects, and fencing
the garden. Goal is to create a teaching farm/class on
sustainability/alternative simple lifestyle. I will accept
volunteers 12 months out of the year. Accommodations are a studio
and library – one room studio/composting toilet. Library
has bedroom at end/wood stoves in both shelters/ outdoor kitchen
in garden. Work expectations – four hours per day/five days
per week. Food provided/food preparation responsibilities shared.
I live on the 50 acres alone except for chickens, two dogs, two
cats, and lots of wildlife. Spring and fall are nice and
beautiful! Winters are cold and wet and shelters need
improvement. Summer is hot, humid and buggy (insects)! Located 40
minutes from Macon, GA. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


WE ARE LOOKING for a housesitter from December 15th 2008 until
March 15th 2009. We are looking for someone to take care of our
4-year-old dog (setter mix) and 14-year-old tomcat. The house is
in the north of Germany, about 35 km from Hamburg. It comes with
sauna, Jacuzzi, open fire place. Lots of nature (forests, open
fields) just outside the garden. You might need your own car,
there is hardly any shopping facility in the village, and public
transport is limited. However, nice neighbors can take you along
for shopping once a week. We pay for the house and its additional
costs like gas for heating, water, and electricity. You have to
pay for your own food, transport and phone calls abroad. Also
bring your own laptop. For more information please send an email


HOUSESITTER WANTED on the island of Rhodes, located 11 miles
southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea, from January 10 to
March 10, 2009. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands
in terms of both land area and population, with more than 100,000
people. I am searching for a mature female housesitter who loves
cats. Must be tidy and quiet. For more details, please call


WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM on an organic Tibetan Buddhist retreat
center in Pahoa, Hawaii. One or two people needed who want to
live at Dakini Gardens and Retreat. There are income
possibilities with products already developed. Need people for
work in gardening, the orchards, carpentry, small machinery
skills, and saws/mower. We do not provide a salary. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at

FREE RENT AVAILABLE for housesitting and cleaning of a property
in Maui, in the Ulupalakua area. This is a beautiful, private
estate in a secluded subdivision. Must be able to clean while the
owners are away, such as doing the floors, ceilings, windows,
laundry, dusting and mopping. Main terms are to clean the
property, set up appointments for the grounds caretakers and must
also be available for the owners if any other requirements are
needed for the property security. It’s ideal for a retired
artist or writer with heavy house cleaning skills. References are
required and past living information is required. A credit check
and background check will be required at your own cost of $35. A
copy of driver's license or other ID will be required. Must have
impeccable credit scores and no criminal record. Serious persons
only. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please include these words in the subject
line: “for Maui homeowner”). We will forward your
email to the Hawaiian advertiser for you.


AN ONSITE MANAGER COUPLE is needed in Marion, IL. We are looking
for a mature couple to manage our mini-storage units. The couple
will receive a new apartment, paid utilities, and a salary. To
apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  


person to overhaul this gem of a home. You and your family live
rent free and pay $1,400 a year in taxes. In exchange you will
replace the eye beam with a little help from the locals, keep up
the garden and enjoy a huge house in Marion, IN. The house has
three huge bedrooms, fireplace, beamed library, formal dining
room and pictures are available by email. You must have your own
source of income, be drug and alcohol free, have excellent
carpenter skills, and be eager to have a fresh start in a fine
state. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GROUNDS CARETAKER needed for an Evansville chapter of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply for this full-time position,
please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


community in Des Moines. We are the largest privately held,
multi-family development and Management Company in the Midwest.
This position is responsible for the community grounds, trash
removal, cleaning and maintenance of the property. Two or more
years of experience and the ability to work on call are required.
Basic electrical, plumbing, painting and HVAC skills are
preferred. Dominium offers a competitive salary, incentive bonus
program and a full benefits package including medical, dental,
paid holidays and vacation and a 401(k). Please submit your


A BI-LINGUAL (English/Italian), live-in tutor/nanny is needed in
Milan/Tuscany. Must be versatile, capable, a non smoker, driver,
sporty, well mannered and active. The tutor/nanny is needed for
three boys aged five to eight years old. Prefer EU candidates. To
apply, please email your resume and references to

“Adventures In Housesitting from Lynn Woods”
Date of Birth: 7/19/52
Interests: Travelling the world, soft adventure sports (such as
tandem skydiving, whitewater rafting or ziplining), wine
appreciation (the only non-credit class I teach), gourmet dining
and cooking, movie nostalgia and European History Quote:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one
less travelled by and that has made all the difference.”
--Robert Frost

Lynn L. Woods
Greetings fellow peripatetics, sojourners, adventurers and others
born under the wandering star. I am a native born Texan
(Houston), but live throughout the school year in Natchitoches,
Louisiana, home of the movie Steel Magnolias and oldest city in
Louisiana. I had taken a sabbatical from Northwestern State
University, where I am a professor of Hospitality Management
Tourism and Recreation and was looking for a perfect place to
find a “niche” for a few months. 
I had done housesitting years ago when I lived in St. Croix, U.S.
Virgin Islands. It’s quite common there for individuals to
have a “holiday home” or even an ideal situation of
living six months on St. Croix and six months in New York for
example, which was the case for one elderly gentleman who I
housesat for. Besides Mr. Charlie, I did housesitting for a
couple who had a Doberman Pinscher named, Sandy, who was supposed
to be taken to the beach three times a week. Of course, after I
got there, Ms. Sandy got to go to the beach EVERYDAY!  
While teaching our students, who are getting ready for their
field experience, I came across a reference to The Caretaker
Gazette in Richard Nelson Bolles’ book, What Color Is Your
Parachute? What a great idea for our students in Hospitality
Management and Tourism, I thought, since many of the positions
that I teach about in my classes involve lodging, resort or dude
ranch management. The Gazette would be the perfect publication to
subscribe to. The wonderful thing about the Gazette is the
variety of positions… everything from fulltime
Jack-of-All-Trades to simply housesitting or even house swapping
while on vacation. It’s a kind of giant equalizer, by that
I mean, people from the upper classes, call upon people from all
sorts of classes for help! People who may not ever have a chance
to reside in a luxury domicile can, and people who need to get
their estates in order can find reliable assistance.  
As a result, I just returned from two months living in
Kenilworth, England. My journey to Kenilworth began with an ad in
The Caretaker Gazette. A resident there was looking for someone
to housesit for two months, and take care of their cat. I quickly
replied. The homeowners and I knew it was kismet when I answered
the ad, because we both have the identical surname…even
though we are not related.  Sebastian looked like the kind of cat
that needed a lot of stroking but plenty of independence too! The
homeowners picked me up from Coventry Coach Station where I had
taken a coach from Heathrow Airport, and then drove me on to
Kenilworth. Char and Joe were gracious hosts for one night before
setting off the next morning for Spain. Sebastian and I then were
left alone in the house for over two months.  
Kenilworth is the site of Sir Walter Scott’s novel of the
same name and home to the Earl of Leicester’s Kenilworth
Castle, Robert Dudley and a favorite of Elizabeth Tudor. One of
the pubs here, The Virgins and Castle, was frequently patronized
by none other than William Shakespeare. Besides being able to
design a guest lecture series with neighboring Universities and
doing some much needed research, I have managed to integrate
myself with the locals by taking an Indian cookery class, joining
a social club and going Royal Scottish Dancing each Thursday
night! Weekends can be spent punting down the river Avon or
journeying to such historic castles as Warwick or Stoneleigh
Abbey for a Jane Austin tour. How delighted I was with my
housesitting position! Char and Joe returned from two months in
Spain to a well kept house, and a very happy, spoiled cat
Sebastian. The only one who wasn't so happy was me since it meant
that I would be leaving my idyllic setting and returning to the
U.S. It is true that you really never get to know a place until
you actually live there.  My experience in England was absolutely
The friends I have made here in Kenilworth, I am sure, will be
long-lasting. The opportunity of living in another country and
learning “how the natives do it” would not have been
possible without the Gazette. It really is true that living
somewhere is quite different than just visiting. So if you are
getting started in a career, or wanting to retire and move to a
new location, or wishing to just simply go someplace unique and
different for a holiday… The Caretaker Gazette might just
be your answer. All it takes is the right attitude and
willingness to help people who need someone reliable.  

Lynn and Sebastian the cat


CARETAKER NEEDED to live on a historic museum property. Free rent
of one bedroom apartment is available in exchange for caretaker
duties. Must be available nights and weekends for tours, special
events and security. Details and an application are available in
person Tuesday – Saturday from 10 - 4, at


FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Learn about organic farming, livestock
care, marketing, greenhouse production, CSA’s, homesteading
skills, and more. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Apprenticeship Program
has over 60 farms participating around the state. Visit

Bangor. Responsibilities include: teach Leave No Trace principles
to groups and individuals, model and promote environmentally
sensitive practices to the hikers on the Appalachian Trail,
manage high use camping sites on the Appalachian Trail, meet,
greet, register and provide information to hikers on the
Appalachian Trail, impart Leave No Trace information on
backcountry practices on where to camp, how to protect water
sources, water treatment, dish washing, fire regulations, etc.,
deliver educational presentations at campsites to hiking groups,
maintain a composting privy system (Horns Pond site) and general
site maintenance, and ridge run – hike north and south of
the caretaker’s camp site on overnight trips - to perform
similar tasks at other sites. For more information, and to apply,

FARM WORKER needed in Lincolnville, Maine. A family of five is
looking for a part time farm worker at least 10-15 hours per
week, plus occasional farm sitting while the family is away. MUST
be able to hand milk a cow and process milk, have experience with
all farm animals. This position is available immediately. It is
possible that more hours will be available in the spring. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to manage, and live at a storage
facility in Arundel. Position comes with a spacious two bedroom
apartment. Qualifications must include, computer experience,
excellent phone skills, work independently and be able to
interact with people. Position available immediately. Please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SINGLE HOUSE/CAT-SITTER needed. We are a retired American couple
living on a converted whaling ship that is over one hundred years
old. It is now a beautifully restored and maintained antique
yacht which is our permanent home. We are berthed in a marina
which is part of a golf resort at the very southern tip of
Malaysia near the Singapore border. The location is up the Santi
River in a jungle. Here at the resort there is golf, a swimming
pool, kayaking, biking, tennis courts, jungle trekking, forest
walks, wild monkeys (slightly aggressive if you have shopping -
so bags-be careful) wildlife, and more. We are frequent travelers
and need a single person with some mechanical skills (if needed)
to housesit when we are away. Typical daily duties would be to
look for leaks when it rains, water the plants, observe crews
working hours, and other small daily chores plus feed Polaris,
our ship’s cat. Polaris is a Siamese cat who loves people
and has few demands but loves to talk and be the center of
attention at times. The resort can be reached easily by ferry
from Singapore which is also the closest large city. Ferries run
a few times a day direct to and from this resort. We welcome
expressions of interest from single persons who would be
interested in this type of caretaking so we can make contact and
let you know exactly when we will be away. This house/boat/cat
sit is for the entire time we would be away as someone needs to
be there every night. Other travel should be planned before or
after the housesit, but local village shopping trips from the
resort go on four times per week on the resort's courtesy bus for
your convenience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at


A CARETAKER SINGLE PERSON OR COUPLE is needed in the southwestern
Berkshires. Responsibilities will include: groundskeeping, horse
care, and housekeeping. A separate apartment or house will be
provided. Experience and references are required. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


bedroom house with a great ocean view available to caretaker
(couple or single person) in lieu of care for larger house (three
bedroom) and property on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Property is in
Chicxulub Puerto, six km from Progresso and 30 km from Merida in
Yucatan. Pay for telephone, electricity and own food. Larger
house to be rented by owner, caretaker will assist renters.
Spanish and English language preferred. For more information,


NOW HIRING: Need a working couple with RV for a summer 2009
position. We are looking for a self motivated, people friendly
couple to be our resort hosts and cleaning team. This is a
campsite in trade for work arrangement; 30 hours of work (as a
couple) for site. Pay for more than 30 hours per week. RV site
includes water, sewer, 30/50 amp electric, cable TV, and wireless
Internet. Dates needed for work are from April 20 to October 1,
2009. Please mail your resume, contact information, letter of
personal info, and a recent picture of yourselves and RV to

SINGLE MANAGER or a couple on site are needed for an apartment
complex in southwest Oakland County. Must be capable of assuming
responsibilities for operation and leasing. Good benefits and
housing for qualified personnel with minimum of three years
management and maintenance experience. Please mail your resume to


2009 SEASON COUNTY CAMPGROUND host position available. Are you
interested in work camping in Minnesota? Job requires 20-25 hours
a week. Job starts May 1 and ends after Labor Day. One person
needed for the office and cleaning and one for outside work. We
are a small county campground with 40 RV sites. No hard labor.
Applicants must have your own recreational vehicle. Job comes
with a full RV hook up site and a monthly $200 stipend to help
with other expenses. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Will need picture of you and your

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now hiring a part-time Property
Manager/Caretaker to work at an apartment community located in
Cold Spring, MN. Duties include leasing, resident relations,
management of day-to-day operations, cleaning of common areas and
turnovers. This job requires customer service, computer,
organizational, and administrative skills. Live on-site
preferred. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PARK HOSTS are needed on a season-to-season basis at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Typical summer season runs from the 1st
of March to the 1st of October. Park Host positions are available
at five campgrounds and three day-use areas. Host duties vary
depending on the season. The main function of a Park Host is to
provide services of hospitality to park guests. In addition,
Hosts are essential in allowing us to keep some parks open by
performing or assisting with certain operational duties. To
apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


guide couple at a historic home in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks,
just a few miles from Branson. Candidates must be physically fit,
able to use the stairs several times a day and do repairs and
maintenance to the home. Lawn and landscaping duties are also
included in your list of responsibilities. You will need to be
comfortable in front of 1-50+ people while sharing the history of
the homestead property with tour visitors. You will need
excellent references and must pass a drug, credit and background
check. A small apartment and utilities are provided plus a small
stipend, so you will need an additional income. Please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please mail resumes to


PRIVATE OWNER is looking for an honest, responsible couple to
manage a remote executive ranch, of approximately 3,500 acres.
Candidates must possess skills in the areas of administration,
guest services, farming, horses, and management/supervisory
functions. Candidate responses only - no job placement brokers.
Please respond with resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED in Gardnerville. Looking for single or couple
with a 5th wheel or travel trailer to act as caretakers on a five
acre horse property. Duties include feeding and watering,
cleaning pens etc. Have electrical hookup and water. No dump
station. Looking for long-term help. References required. For
more info, please email Mary at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed in the Las Vegas area. Wife needed to do
housekeeping. Husband needed to do landscaping, maintenance, and
take care of the animals and horses. Non-smokers preferred. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to


COUPLE or WOMAN SOUGHT to help elder on a beautiful, quiet, rural
southern New Hampshire (non-working) farm. Small attached
apartment provided in return for a caretaker role (mowing,
shoveling snowing, etc.) and caregiver role (companionship,
occasional driving, and moral support). Need someone who can be
home "on call", three - four hours a day, five days a
week, i.e. someone with an outside income or a part time job
only. Small stipend based on hours worked. Garage, storage,
washer/dryer and pellet stove. Pets OK. Background and security
check will be performed. Please be located within the region.
Please email a letter of interest and references to

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are located on a 180 acre property in the
White Mountain region. We have a pretty view, in a fairly rural
area. There is much hiking, climbing, skiing, biking, canoeing,
etc. in the area. We participate in local community events. We
are a permaculture inspired operation that has the intention of
establishing a self-sustaining community. We strive to create the
facilities and enhance the landscape and biodiversity to provide
for the needs of the human inhabitants. Duties include forestry,
construction, cleaning, cooking, gardening (annuals, perennials,
herbs, greenhouse, orchard), making products, marketing, Farm
stand and alternative building. We also co-exist with chickens,
goats, oxen and bees. We request a minimum six week commitment.
We have a 500 volume library on sustainable practices, seven
years of experience with volunteers onsite, also prior farming
and alternative building experience, and a well travelled and
experienced staff. Apprentices will work alongside full-time
staff, learning how to perform farm tasks and the ideology behind
our methods. We provide three meals, take turns cooking dinner,
share cleaning responsibilities, meet weekly to discuss tasks,
live separately but work close together. Mostly vegetarian diet.
Must be enthusiastic about communal living and subsistent values.
Accommodations: tent platforms. Please contact


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a disabled male. He lives with his
parents in Wall, NJ in a large home by the beach. Duties include
helping him with his daily activities, bathroom duties, driving
for errands, cooking and some cleaning. Great pay and a good
family to work for. Must be legal, with a driver’s license
and speak good English. Please feel free to call John for details

CARETAKER WANTED in northern New Jersey for an estate house
surrounded by 140 acres of woods/fields, 30 miles to Manhattan.
Handyman and basic farm skills desired for maintenance of house,
grounds, and a few cattle. Individual, couple, or small family
applicant accepted. Equestrian experience a plus; we seek to
develop a small horse barn and trails. This is a long term
situation for the right person. Free housing provided in a
charming cottage house for 20 hours/week. To apply, please call


NON-EMPLOYED RETIRED COUPLE wanted as volunteer recreation hosts
at Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
near Las Cruces, New Mexico. A furnished residence and stipend
are provided. A one year commitment is required. Please contact
Cheryl at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or via email at

ISOLATED, off-grid, free range organic goat cheese dairy, two
hours from Pie Town, New Mexico, seeks someone with one or more
of the following skills: handyperson, self starter who can work
with others, herdsperson, animal care, machine milk 80 does, and
a cheese maker – for pasteurized and raw commercial
production. Private accommodations/communal kitchen, all food
provided/wage with skills. Internships available. 28th
anniversary. Co-create sustainable Haven. Please contact

CARETAKERS WANTED. Ethical and friendly live-in couple or single.
This is an excellent opportunity with appreciative, thoughtful
employer on a beautiful 500 acre ranch in northern New Mexico.
Position includes a brand new, unfurnished, one bedroom house,
including utilities, overlooking the Pedernal Mountain. Salary
provided, negotiable. Year round, 35-40 hours/week. Duties
include (but not limited to) animal care and stall cleaning;
maintenance of grounds, roads, equipment, buildings (possible
house cleaning), vehicles and watching over ranch and animals
when we're away. Must love remote living (four miles from hard
road, 75 miles from Santa Fe), animals (two horses and dog) and
staying busy. Must have full complement of common sense, take
initiate, be responsible, flexible, hard working, generally
handy, dependable, speak English, be sober and a non-smoker. Must
provide references and be willing to submit to a background
check, and drug testing. Must have a valid driver's license and
four wheel drive vehicle. No pets please. Not suitable for
children. Please email your resume and references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 65 acre farm located on the Chama
River in Abiquiu. We have five acres of wine grapes, over 70
fruit trees, and alfalfa all farmed on fertile river bottom land.
We are looking for a summer intern from April 15 to September 15,
2009 (for a minimum of three months). Work on your own schedule
up to 40+ hours/week. Previous experience not necessary.
Willingness to work hard, ability to listen to instructions and
apply information. Help with managing all aspects of Viticulture,
and orchard maintenance. The work is shared among the vineyard,
orchard, landscaping of gardens. Tasks include bed preparation,
composting, pruning, planting, mulching, trellising, watering,
and weeding. We are landscaping with native plants, reseeding
fields to lower weed infestation improve soil, drip irrigation
implementation. Furnished one bedroom apartment, garage and
private courtyard provided. No transportation available. No
children or pets. Non-smokers only. For more details, please


to live on our property rent-free-year-round in rural Columbia
County, NY in a beautiful caretaker house, in exchange for taking
care of our dogs and cats. This full-time position is available
immediately. Previous professional caretaking or animal care
experience required. Must be mature, reliable, and stable.
Feeding in AM, one hour dog walk daily through countryside, and
feeding in PM. Neat, organized, no smokers please. Must have
impeccable references, vehicle in good condition, driver's
license in good standing, available for in-person interviews now,
and prepared to move in without delay. It’s beautiful,
private, and free. Perfect for one individual without pets,
someone who makes money out of home, artist, writer, computer
professional, or who can survive well with part time work in the
area, many local opportunities and area businesses. Not a
stepping stone position but a long term offer. Photo gallery of
house and animals available to qualified individuals. Vacation
time available. Electric and phone in your name. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please
include these words in the subject line: for Upstate NY

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON to exchange rent for work
on our property and home in rural New York State. This is
beautiful country in the western foothills of the Catskills with
lots of working farms. We are 18 miles from Oneonta – the
nearest shopping town. The newly constructed 1,350 sq. ft.
cottage has a bedroom, and full bathroom downstairs, porch with
beautiful views, eat-in kitchen with all new appliances, and a
double height living room with pellet stove. The upstairs is
large enough to be a second bedroom and an office, etc. Kids and
pets are OK. Work 16 hours per week in return for rent. Duties
are a combination of gardening, tractor and other machinery
maintenance, cutting and splitting wood, snow removal, errands,
caring for pets and small flock of sheep when the owner is
traveling, and managing household projects as needed. Must be a
non-smoker, and have excellent references. Please email


beautiful place to live for several months in return for light
duties at our eco-lodge. We're north of Westport, in the
northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, surrounded by
conservation land, and can offer new self-contained private
accommodation with a stupendous view. Duties may include any and
all of the following: Housekeeping, light maintenance, vegetable
gardening, occasional reservations management, house/dog sitting.
Our ideal candidate(s) would be mature, friendly, flexible and
professional. Computer skills and good spoken and written English
are an advantage. You would need your own vehicle. This is ideal
for somebody working on a project (such as a dissertation, book,
or ?) who would enjoy a few structured hours of lodge work a
week. We are open to candidates who are available for shorter
periods but need the low season to be substantially covered. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKER needed for a full-time,
permanent position. A background in building or related trade is
an advantage. Strong handyman skills are essential. This person
works within our property team which is responsible for
overseeing security and maintenance of the college's buildings,
equipment and grounds. Unfurnished accommodation in a four
bedroom house on the school grounds is provided. To apply, please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE WANT TO TAKE A TWO-WEEK VACATION beginning late February 2009
and need a house/pet sitter for our home in the Cary area. We
have two cats, four ducks and deer who need feeding.  Live
rent-free in exchange. No kids please. For details please email

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to house/dog-sit for a week from
February 13 - 19, 2009. I have a 1,100 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2-full
bath apartment in a large apartment complex in Greensboro. I have
a dog that is about 65 lbs that comes with the apartment. He is a
black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. There are shops and restaurants
within walking distance. You will need to walk the dog at least
three times a day and feed and water him. That's pretty much it.
If anything goes wrong, the apartment complex has an emergency
maintenance line to call. For more details please email


RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE wanted for a 60 unit elderly complex in
Carrollton. No experience necessary, but must have maintenance,
plumbing and electrical skills. Duties include cleaning, grounds
keeping, snow removal and office work. Must reside on site, A two
bedroom apartment is included, plus salary. Please mail responses

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for various times in 2009 in Dublin, OH (a
suburb of Columbus). I need someone to stay in my lovely condo
with a cat! The condo is quite large, over 1,800 square feet.
There are three bedrooms, the master with large bath on main
floor. Two other nice bedrooms upstairs with a full bath.
Hardwood floors on the first level. Just steps away from bike
trails and the city pool. Easy access to shopping. Dublin is an
upscale community with its claim to fame being the Memorial Golf
Tournament held in June. Jack Nickolas is the founder of the
tournament. This is a national and international event with all
the best golfers from around the world playing in Dublin. My
condo is just a short drive, bike, and doable walk to the
Muirfield Golf course where the event is held. Ohio State
University is in Columbus. Many cultural and athletic events are
offered all year. For more info, please email


CARETAKER NEEDED near the city limits of Oklahoma City. House
provided. For more details, please mail your resume to Caretaker,

COMPANION(S) NEEDED for an active, older couple. Non-drinker to
help care for organic garden, chickens, goats, horses, sheep and
pigs on 75 acres. Room, board, small salary. To apply, please

for a mature, self-starter, mechanically inclined person who
likes to work outdoors. Key job responsibilities include the care
of Club property, grounds, water department testing/maintenance
and general security. Benefits include use of nice home, some
paid utilities, monthly salary (dependent on qualifications),
truck and health insurance allowance, with potential yearly
bonus. Ownership of truck is necessary. Applicants subject to
background checks and drug/alcohol testing. Please mail your
resume to Club Secretary, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ONE CARETAKER NEEDED with skills and your own RV to live and work
on a beautiful level five acre home site, 12 miles north of
Corvallis. The place is quiet and has stunning sunrises and
sunsets. I'm looking for a single individual who is motivated,
strong, healthy, and doesn't have any health issues that would
prevent you from doing some aggressive digging, weeding, mowing,
pressure washing, etc. You pay your own electricity and a $38
monthly water bill. Light plumbing, electrical, carpentry skills
are a plus but not necessary. You should have tools and
experience with country living though. There is a fenced pasture
for a horse, goat, etc. and you may have a cat or possibly a dog
- depending. References required. Please call Terri at

CATTLE RANCH JOB available in Warner Valley, Oregon. Some
experience required in the care and handling of cattle, fencing,
haying, and operating/maintaining equipment. Applicants must be
reliable and self motivated. Competitive wage plus a
three-bedroom house and utilities provided. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for an energetic retired couple to
manage a small retreat on Siltcoos Lake on the central Oregon
Coast near Florence. Couple will live rent free on-site.
Accommodations include phone, computer/internet, a one bedroom
house and appliances. Compensation: Housing only; potential to
earn from $1,500 to $4,500 for special projects assigned by the
director. Work will include light maintenance, grounds, and basic
cleaning for four small cottages and a boathouse. This position
will have a flexible start date. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail with a letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please check out our web site at

CARETAKER NEEDED for an executive vacation home near Elkton OR on
the Umpqua River. Duties include: landscaping/gardening, small
equipment and pump maintenance, fence repair, care of main house
and other specialty projects. Experience required. Couple
preferred. Your own RV is required until living quarters are
completed. Please mail your resume and references to


VOLUNTEERS and karma yogis wanted at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, PA.
All skills and talents (yoga teachers, massage therapists,
marketing, bookkeeping and computer skills, carpenters, handymen,
etc.) welcome. It is a plus if you are already a certified yoga
teacher. Come practice ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Be the
architect of a new healthy happy way for humanity. No meat,
smoking, drugs or alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

ESTATE CARETAKER COUPLE needed. A beautiful Pike County
Pennsylvania wildlife preserve has an immediate need for
full-time, husband and wife caretakers to reside on and maintain
an extensive property and a main residence. Qualified couples
will be skilled in mechanical repair, carpentry and the general
maintenance of buildings and grounds as well as forestry. The
qualified couple will reside in an idyllic environment and have
the opportunity to care for and protect a primitive and pristine
natural area. Occasional cooking for owners and guests as well as
regular housekeeping at main residence will also be required.
This position offers excellent compensation within the framework
of an annual services contract and will include the free use of a
private caretaker residence on the property. Other benefits
include health insurance coverage and free utilities. For
immediate consideration, please send your application along with
personal and professional references to Caretaker,


I NEED HELP with my weekly holiday rental business in Scotland.
My property is on a rural farm a half-hour from central
Edinburgh. It requires a part-time person to clean, maintain the
house and co-ordinate rentals. A cottage is available starting in
January. Please email your resume/current situation to


STARLING BACKPACKERS in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South
Africa is seeking volunteers. Imagine a tranquil farm tucked away
amongst the ancient trees of the prestigious 'Garden Route' and
only a few minutes' drive from the heart of the world renowned
beauty of Plettenberg Bay. Turquoise beaches fade into the vast
deep blue oceans highlighting the town in which this backpacking
village is situated. Whether you are an extreme sport fanatic, a
food lover, a nature indulger, a friend of the animals or if you
just really want to relax and take in the scenery - you've found
your spot! Our rest house (hospice) for HIV positive people just
opened in KwanaKothula, Plettenberg Bay and we need volunteers.
To apply for our volunteer positions please send your resume to
more about us. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for natural resource management work on
Thurmond Lake. Duties include: wildlife surveys for bald eagles,
waterfowl, deer, and quail, prescribed fire, managed deer and
turkey hunts, endangered species surveys, marking and cruising
timber, data collection and maintenance using GPS and GIS, and
water quality monitoring. The type of volunteer opportunities
available vary with the season. The work can be physically
demanding. Since much of the field work is done with Ranger
personnel, volunteers are needed mainly on weekdays during normal
business hours. Numerous hunting and fishing opportunities are
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE NEEDED for the summer of 2009. We have a small bed and
breakfast in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. We are
looking for a couple with an RV who can give us some help from
May through September of 2009. We need approximately 20 hours of
work each week, including some inside, some outside work. Help
includes cleaning three rooms, dusting, windows and floors, as
well as outside maintenance. Full days off for husband and wife,
together. If you need to supplement your income, there are many
employment opportunities nearby. We will provide a private
campsite for your RV with water, electricity, sewer and trash,
and wi-fi in the lodge. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at


A LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a six to twelve month contract in
Montreaux, Switzerland Start immediately caring for a family of
four. A lovely, newly built, four story property requires general
handyman work, driving, assisting with the running of the
household along with housekeeping and cooking, and caretaking for
one month whilst the family travel over the Christmas period.
Salary is £700 per week. Must hold a clean driving
license’s, CRB checks and hold an EU passport or have Swiss
residency. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER(S) NEEDED long-term to housesit our home/property.
We're in the country on the Tennessee River. We have a boat dock
ramp with spectacular views. You exchange 10 hours/week for
accommodations. References required. Please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX HOST needed. We are currently looking for
volunteers to staff the area for summer recreation season 2009.
The position will require individuals to exchange money for
individuals entering the day use area. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
a well known campground and day use recreation area on Old
Hickory Lake with a few small shelters, beach, sand volleyball
court, and boat ramp. Individuals selected for this position must
be present during operation hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
as well as three major holidays. The position runs from Memorial
Day through Labor Day and includes Independence Day. If you are
interested in this position or would like more information please


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lakeway for multiple resort condos. Must
travel light and be ready to move quickly when given notice from
house to house. Must keep houses clean and ready for vacationing
guests. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKERS needed for a beautiful home on a small ranch in
the Midland area. Must be able to care for our three horses,
three cows, a donkey and dogs. A three bedroom, unfurnished, home
will be provided. This is a full-time position. Must be animal
lovers. No drinkers. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for a married
couple on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full
time caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there.
Handy husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook,
clean and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids,
smoking, drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and
modest salary. Please send qualifications, requirements and


Bryce Canyon National Park. The main building has six rooms and
there are four two bedroom cottages. The responsibilities would
include cooking breakfast for 12 people daily, keeping the common
area clean, all reservations, check-ins, managing housekeeping
and maintenance of the buildings. Included is a furnished, new,
one bedroom home. Salary is $2,000 per month with a bonus each
quarter. Need a couple who is outgoing, service oriented,
computer literate and able to do general repairs. Start
date-March 1, 2009. Need a two year commitment. Please email


while the owner is away. Enjoy winter holiday in a beautiful
historic home in a picture book town with lots of time to pursue
your interests. Need a caretaker from about mid-November to the
end of February for roughly ten hours chores per week, in
exchange for lodging. Experience with wood heating helpful.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


TIRED OF THE CITY? Our 45 acre wilderness property in
Washington’s Cascade Mountains needs a caretaker. Big
trees, abundant wildlife, and the only neighbor is a wilderness
hot spring. Live in a rustic 12 X 16 ft. cabin, 25 miles from
pavement. Off grid, with no cell service. Chop wood for heat,
propane for cooking and light, flowing spring water, outhouse.
You must be fit for a daily property inspection hike, outdoor
enthusiast, and appreciate solitude. Salary: $600/month.
Additional part time work available. The road to the cabin is
rough; need a high clearance vehicle or motorcycle. Available
May, 2009. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED HORSE PERSON needed to run a horse program and
caretake. We are looking for a person or persons to caretake the
retreat center and run the horse program here at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Clarkston, Washington. The job pays
$1,000/month plus free housing and utilities plus commission. We
have no smoking, no drinking and no drugs on site and no pets.
Please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us. Your
time will be split between working horses and cleaning and
maintaining the site. Some cooking will also be required. Thanks
for your interest. We are in search of a very special person.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our three bedroom home in Seattle. We are
planning on taking some overseas trips, while our housesitter
looks after our cats and plants while we’re gone. Our first
overseas trip will be from January 25 until March 10, 2009, with
three other trips later in 2009. We prefer someone who is local,
a non-smoker, cat lover, clean, someone who is good with plants,
likes solitude, and is very quiet. Must have verifiable
references in order to go through a thorough background check!
For more details, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASON COUNTY, WA. A retired couple or a mature individual is
required for a gated residential property. Landscaping and
vineyard experience would be helpful. A three bedroom home will
be provided. Work available for a motivated hire. Hours and pay
flexible. Please send resumes and references to

Duties include work on the docks/marina, building/grounds, and
pool. Experience in basic plumbing, electrical, and light
carpentry are required. An on-site apartment, salary, medical,
sick leave, and vacations will be provided. No pets/smoking.
Physical/background check will be required. Please send your
resume/references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the eastern mountains of West Virginia,
from January 1 to April 1, 2009. This is an ideal setting for
someone wanting to hole up and do some personal work, or someone
looking for a place to take a break and do some local exploring. 
We are nestled in a "cove" between the Appalachian and
Allegheny Mountains. We have over 250 secluded acres of forest
and open hills, laced with springs, streams, and caves. Mother
Earth News named our county one of the top ten alternative places
to live in America. There are no stoplights, fast-food outlets,
or shopping malls in the county. There are three houses on the
property. We are looking for a responsible, mature adult to live
in our Guesthouse and look after the other buildings from the
beginning of January until the beginning of April 2009. This is
the international headquarters for an educational organization in
the environmental movement, and our office coordinator will be
working in the main building during regular office hours Monday
to Friday. We heat our buildings with wood-burning stoves and
masonry heaters. In addition to keeping a fire going in the
Guesthouse, the housesitter is responsible for maintaining a fire
in the main building during cold weather. Ordinarily, this
requires building a fire once or twice a day during the autumn,
and three times a day during the winter. We are a no-smoking
inside, no pets site. Sorry, this situation is not suitable for
children. Although the housesitter must be in residence at night,
there is much to see and do in these parts during the day. Check
out the internet for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HORSE PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in the Elkhorn/Whitewater area.
Free rent in the guest suite/apartment on our hobby farm will be
provided in exchange for year-round care of the horses and upkeep
of the property. Must be experienced, committed, and have good,
checkable references. You can board your own horse at no charge
as well. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


GUEST RANCH is seeking full kitchen cook/guest services. Year
round opportunity to live on remote ranch. Kitchen open weekends
May through September and hunting schedule October/November. The
Kitchen is only open part-time. When not in the kitchen there are
office duties, housekeeping, and light maintenance. Camp and BBQ
experience would be helpful. We offer housing, utilities, and
salary. For more information please contact

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


Experienced, Mature, Professional, Housesitter available.
Follows instructions implicitly, reliable, honest, respectful of
property and treat it as if it was my own; capable of making
decisions; responsible, extensive organic gardening and pet
experience; drug, alcohol and smoke free; open communicator.
Seeking a position in Santa Clara County. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation desired in SE AZ. One old woman (50) and one old
dog (12). Homeowner downsizing (I'm renting out my house). Can I
care for your property? Responsible, able to live spartan and
happy to pay some rent/utilities. Have day job in Tucson.
References. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sober smart spiritual funny woman 49-with-2-adored-cats
seeks paid long-term commitment nurturing
pets/people/land/home/business/anywhere. Right people are
everything. Background

Ph.D. agronomist and wife, author, seek position as estate
manager/caretaker. Twenty years as owner/operator of commercial
farm. Experienced with livestock, field crops, pasture,
greenhouse and landscape management. Six years as a banker and
excellent at management of all phases of an estate. Live on or
off site. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

San Francisco: Teacher in Southern California looking to house
sit/animal care mid-June – mid-August. Please email

57, female in excellent health. Career highlights include
managing a historical restaurant to a Mobil Four Star ranking,
attaining national certification in Chinese medicine (including
herbs and acupuncture). Strong sense of integrity, and compassion
informs my ability to care for dogs, birds, cats, humans,
gardens, and homes. Am unafraid to get hands dirty or feet wet;
soul of an artist, sensibilities of a sage. Prefer English
speaking, tropical climes. Would prefer a conversation at

Couple seeking caretaker or housesitting position starting
December/January. Home construction and maintenance skills,
experience with horses, cattle, and other animals. Both in our
late 20's, responsible, clean, and neat. Looking for a change of
scenery. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reserve your professional home, pet sitter. Very
experienced and have excellent references. Please call me at
2 month notice. Sincerely XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, Professional American Businessman looking for
a full-time property management/caretaker/housesitting position
abroad. I have 24 years experience owning and managing million
dollar properties - so I know how to take care of homes and
properties. Your home will be in great hands! You will not be
disappointed in me. Excellent references available. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

I Love Animals And Animals Love Me! Travel Worry-Free
while I keep your pets happy and healthy. American writer, 49,
based in Prague, available for long and short-term petsitting in
Europe, Asia and Africa. Non-smoker. Clean, responsible,
conscientious, and resourceful. Experience with administering
medication (pills, liquids, injections). Excellent references.
Also available as travel companion. Fluent in English and
Spanish. Conversational to varying degrees in Italian, German,
Polish, Thai. Learning Turkish. Please contact

Philadelphia-Main Line / Caretaker available for live out,
47-year-old former handyman / skilled in carpentry and home
repairs with good mechanical aptitude, can take care of
Auto’s and Pool and winterize home. Knowledge in lawn care
/ snow removal / tree and shrub care / over 23 years experience.
Can do errands and shopping / excellent trouble shooter / great
cooking experience / general household / pet sitter / Honest and
reliable from a main line family of 50 years. Please contact

We are a 43-year-old married couple in the Falkland
Islands looking for a break from demanding jobs next year. June -
August. We both have sheep ranching backgrounds from our younger
days. I was joint owner of a remote 34,000 acre sheep ranch for
some 14 years and lived and worked on it year round. Have lots of
practical skills and love horses. During that time I also
organized and cooked for contract shearing and road building
gangs and run a self catering cottage business. Over the last
five years I have been employed as a journalist and have worked
my way up to Acting Editor. My husband can turn his hand to
almost any practical work, from carpentry, plastering, painting
through to major construction and heavy plant operation and
mechanics. We are keen to travel, meet new people, and experience
a new culture and way of life. Not the lazing on the beach
holiday type - like to keep busy. Available initially from June -
August 2009. We are honest, cheerful, loaded with common sense
and practical skills - regular Man and woman Friday just looking
for accommodation and utilities in exchange for work. If you
think we could be of use to you, particularly in the Montana,
Tennessee or Oklahoma areas (but anywhere in the world
considered) then contact us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information, CVs, references, photos etc. We look forward to
hearing from you.  

Hudson Valley, NY - Established caretaker available to
absentee owners in the Hudson Valley. Ability to perform daily/
periodic property and building checks to ensure that owner's
investment is looked after in their absence. Excellent references
available upon request. Please contact Pat at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.

Scotland. Pet/House sitting assignments anywhere in
Scotland from March 2009 on; paid positions only. I am a
certified, professional dog trainer, behavior counselor, dog
walker and pet/house sitter with five years experience. Fluent in
several languages, European citizen, driver license, college
degree. I will be gentle, respectful, considerate and patient
with your dog(s), and your property will be looked after
meticulously. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional female seeks room in Washington D.C. area in
exchange for light housekeeping, gardening, and admin duties.
Available now. Long/short term. Please call

Writer seeks housesitting (quiet setting) Yellow Springs,
OH, Cincinnati, New York City – NY
State/Europe/FL/AZ/NM/OR/Australia. Dog/plant care. Loving
attention for your pet and home. Currently in Cincy, OH. Please

Independent woman searching for a six-month caretaking job
to write a book. I am available beginning in February and am open
to any place on earth. I am a clean, dependable non-smoker who
enjoys solitude, nature and animals. Internet connection needed.
Excellent references available. For more information email

Experienced house and pet sitter available for your home
in Paris to take care of your pets, plants, etc. Must be a safe,
clean and non-smoking space. I'm a writer, reiki master and
professional organizer/stager. For more information, please visit
parle un petit peu francais et je veux apprendre plus! References
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling

Former Large Animal Veterinarian available for house/ranch
sitting within driving distance of the Phoenix Arizona
metropolitan area, possibly in other southwestern states for
spring/summer 2009; exchange for quiet, safe living space.
Non-smoking, quiet 39-year-old female professional:

Couple, looking to manage/caretake an estate, inn, or
similar property. Five years experience in intimate all-inclusive
lodge management. Hands-on housekeeping, grounds/buildings
maintenance, reservations, service, special events,
contractor/vendor coordination, cooking. Both have culinary
talents and decades in hospitality industry, including fund
raising, publications and general office management. College
educated, responsible, affable, creative, and discreet. Excellent
references available.  Request resume: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Renaissance Couple seeking caretaking position in the
mountains or by the ocean. Mike, 54, is expert builder, remodeler
and handyman with 30 years experience in all aspects of
construction, remodeling, maintenance and repair. Kris, 49, is
certified yoga teacher, language arts tutor, writer, proofreader,
gardener, cook and handyman's helper.  We are health conscious
non-smokers, creative, conscientious, whole-hearted,
detail-oriented. We take great pride in our work and put our very
best effort into all we do. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Trio, clean records and non-drug/alcohol users, one smoker
(compliant to designated area), working together for common good.
1) Property maintenance, 2) property manager (USDA), 3) computer
op/wbdsgn/writer. Love animals, isolated places. Seek long-term
(years). Friendly and moral. Spiritually minded. Prefer non-U.S.
locales. Resumes per request. Seek nice people to work for. Two
indoor/litter trained cats must be ok (our kids). Please email us

Wanted To Rent. Single retiree seeks a small, private,
furnished house in a quiet rural area. Short/long term, warm
weather locale, to $1,000/month. Please call John at

Seeking Property Caretaking Position: Prefer the West
Coast. I am an intelligent and cheerful single female, 51 and my
well-behaved dog is a female Chesapeake Bay Retriever. My skills
include: house cleaning, gardening, caregiving and office
management. I am a non-smoker and love the outdoors. I have
strong sense of responsibility and can provide several excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Come And Go As You Please!!! Texas Aggie Alum will provide
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