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NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 163rd ISSUE!  (206) 462-1818  www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                    Volume 28, Number 1

January/February 2010                    ISSN 1074-3642 


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 38 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Leaving the Suburbs for the Ranch -  Melissa Christoff 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette


received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced


HOUSESITTER/LANDSCAPER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from December 26 to March 28, 2010. In addition to our home, we
have beautiful gardens, so we are looking for a housesitter to
maintain both our house and gardens while we are away this
winter. The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep South, with
relatively mild winters. Our private house, including utilities,
is offered to stay in for free in exchange for several hours a
day of taking care of our gardening needs. Our preference is for
a single, non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we
are not offering any compensation for this position. Please email
your interest and reasons for wanting to take this three month
housesitting assignment, let us know your gardening background,
and include your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
UPDATE: We received many housesitter responses from our last ad
in The Caretaker Gazette – but not from housesitters who
are able to do our gardening work. We would appreciate hearing
from housesitters who would also enjoy some of our landscaping
work out in our beautiful garden area. Thank you.


ALASKAN WILDERNESS NANNY/Housekeeper needed. Nanny and
housekeeper needed for a wilderness Alaskan residence. Private
yurt, along with full room and board provided. This is a remote
location; fly-in only, limited email and phone service available,
near the base of Denali. Our daughter is two-years-old and needs
daytime care only. A full description of duties will be sent on
reply. Prefer a single woman but may consider an older couple if
qualifications match. No smokers, drugs and social drinkers only.
Applicants must pass a background check. Please email

HAVE THE ADVENTURE of a lifetime in Alaska. Volunteer
Opportunities available in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 60 host
positions statewide with free campsite, stipend, training and
more. Season is May to September with a minimum six week
commitment. Please contact the volunteer coordinator by phone at
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


A FULL-TIME CARETAKER is needed for a ranch in the Red Rock area,
between Phoenix and Tucson. Caretaker will need a valid
driver’s license. To apply, please mail your resume to

MOBILE HOME PARK Manager Team needed in Chandler. This motivated
team player will take a hands-on approach in any necessary duties
to accomplish objectives; their performance is crucial in
maximizing the successful operation of the property. Must be a
team (two applicants), live on-site in a management provided home
and have computer and maintenance skills! We offer excellent
compensation for a motivated team and possible advancement
opportunities. Home sales experience a huge plus! Background
check required, which includes credit, criminal and eviction
history. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation.
Responsibilities are but not limited to: reviewing and screening
potential applicants, rent collection, preparing monthly reports,
maintaining organized resident files, enforcing park rules,
promoting positive resident relations through various programs,
such as newsletters, activities, or potlucks. Qualified
applicants please fax both your resumes to 

PREFER A RETIRED COUPLE with outside income in need of housing
assistance to live on our property as security personnel and take
care of the grounds and buildings in the Apache Junction area. It
would be a plus if he is a handyman and she likes to keep things
clean for our boarding stable. There are a lot of people coming
and going here, so social skills are a must. To apply, please


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from July 6 until July 30, 2010 in the
Mindarie area of Perth. We are looking for non-smokers to look
after our home and two spoilt cats. For more details please call
Roger and Denise in Perth at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Rose Bay, Sydney. Applications are
invited for the position of resident caretaker to a 9-Unit strata
apartment complex. Duties include general building; mechanical;
and grounds maintenance; cleaning; and services to the owners.
Use of a studio provided. Own car and clean driver’s
license required. Applicants need to demonstrate a high level of
hands-on building industry and maintenance skills and experience.
This position would suit a fit, early retiree. Please email your
detailed resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed in Gilgandra. Would be suitable for a
semi-retired person for this farming property. An air-conditioned
house will be provided. Please reply to The Manager,

RESIDENT CARETAKER POSITION available. A couple is required for a
23-story apartment block in Surfers Paradise. Must have
experience in reception and maintenance of the building, with
good communication skills. Please mail your resume and references

suitable for a couple, either retired or semi-retired to take
care of light duties on our holiday retreat at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Free accommodation provided,
furnished or unfurnished. Please mail written applications to:

BUILDING CARETAKER/SUPERVISOR needed. An exciting opportunity
exists for the right person to become the building
caretaker/supervisor in one of the iconic buildings in Surfers
Paradise. This property is located opposite the beachfront and
has extensive grounds and resort facilities. The property is
approximately 50% holiday letting apartments, and these are
managed by an onsite management company. The position will be
responsible for the day to day management and maintenance of the
building, and is both a hands-on and supervisory role. Important
parts of this job include the co-ordination of a team of
specialist sub-contractors as well as working closely with the
letting agent to ensure that these first class facilities are
maintained and provided for all owners, residents and guests. The
Executive Committee of the body corporate is seeking applications
from suitably qualified and experienced people to fill this role.
We ideally seek a person with a minimum of five years experience
in a similar role, or a person currently working as an assistant
to Building Caretaker or similar, and ready for the challenge of
stepping up to the next level. Applicants must have, or be
willing to obtain a "Blue Card". This is a permanent
position, subject to a probationary period, and an attractive
salary paid commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Written applications, including references, should be directed
to: Caretaker/Supervisor Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Thanks Gary! R. K. here... that guy on Vieques, Puerto Rico.
I’ve just been back on Vieques for almost a week now, and I
wanted to say THANKS for your help as a source for finding a
great housesitting couple (Victoria and Tom). They really did an
excellent job... and my transition back into my place here has
been smooth and painless. They left the place better than they
found it. Nice! I’ll be in touch with you about new
housesitters for next year in 2010. Happy Holidays... R. K.,
Vieques, PR

Hi Richie, thanks for your message. I’m glad that you
were able to find an excellent housesitting couple through The
Caretaker Gazette for your property on Vieques. Property owners
have told us that they have found the best caretakers and
housesitters for their properties via the Gazette. I look forward
to hearing back from you next year when you’re ready to
find new housesitters for your Vieques property.

Thanks for the email update Gary... I have to say that the entire
publication is great. I'm really pleased ... cheers, C. G.,
Vancouver BC, Canada

Thanks Chris. I appreciate your taking the time to write and
I’m happy to hear that you enjoy The Caretaker Gazette.
Many of our subscribers - property owners as well as current and
prospective caretakers and housesitters - appreciate the numerous
email updates that contain new listings each week.

I would like to take care of private residential properties and
learn about marketing strategies to grow my business, fee
structure for work I complete or have completed for the
homeowner, and software and/or billing/invoice forms that are
already available for this type of caretaking business.  I would
appreciate any direction and advice on running my own local
caretaking business. I do quite a few things for the homeowner as
extras/favors in my current work which is custom interior
painting. How do I take my business to the next step of becoming
the Caretaker/Manager of the home of my customers? T. P.,
Knoxville TN 
Thanks for your question Tim. Many of our subscribers have
their own local caretaking businesses. I would encourage those
subscribers who have their own local caretaking businesses to
network with Tim. Please send your replies to Tim’s email

Hi Gary, I want to compliment you on the great work that you and
your staff did in researching and putting together your Salary
and Compensation Survey. It's really a great service that you
provide to the estate management profession. H.M., New York, NY

Thank you Harold! For those of you who have not seen The
Caretaker Gazette Estate and Household Employees Compensation
Survey, you can view it on our blog:

Sorry, but we don’t have it available in print. We will
be updating our Survey annually so, if you’d like to
participate, please keep an eye out for future messages about

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


TRAILER SPACE available in exchange for caretaking on my 12 acre
horse ranch in Gilroy. This will be a rent exchange for work as a
caretaker on the ranch (10 hours/week, days and times are
flexible). Work will include maintenance of the ranch facilities,
ranch projects, some horse care, feeding, and cleaning. Horse,
ranch, and maintenance experience preferred. This is suitable for
one to two people only. No Dogs. Horse boarding is available. For
more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED COUPLE wanted to manage 23 units in Garden Grove. You
will need proven experience in like size building management. We
are looking for a couple with top skills in leasing, bookkeeping,
turnovers, general maintenance, grounds keeping. You will need
your own tools and truck. Must live on site. No pets. Looking for
a self-starter with attention to detail, good follow through, and
being honest and hardworking. To apply, please fax both resumes

CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club, located 20 minutes outside of Grass Valley, on 250
beautiful acres with wildlife. Seeking a couple to maintain
grounds, lodge, maintain and run equipment (tractors/mowers) etc,
and care for horses. Preparation/serve meals will be required at
times. Living quarters on private lake plus $1,500 per month,
additional for horse care.  Please send your resume to S

LIVE-IN, multi-skilled, manager couple needed for a cabin
rental/property management business outside Sequoia Park and
King's Canyon. There is potential for expansion. Please call
Nancy at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for particulars, etc.

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER Position available. Must like dogs and
pets. Looking for a single woman who has experience with
living-in and all aspects of maintaining a home. Someone who is
seeking a long term position. Must be tidy and well organized. No
dogs, no smoking and only moderate drinking. Must supply good
references. Salary, living accommodations and utilities provided.
Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

CARETAKER WANTED in Pollock Pines. Looking for a caretaker for
our mountain ranch. A one bedroom mobile home will be provided in
exchange for help around the ranch. The caretaker will have room
for horses, dogs and cats. Knowledge of horses will be a big
plus! Please mail a letter and references with your phone number

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE who love to garden and keep things in order.
Exchange your skills for rent at a private residence in a gated
country estate in the Alexander Valley of Northern California, in
Sonoma County. Imagine living in a park - beautiful, but lots of
work. Work includes tree trimming, wood splitting, stacking,
covering the wood in winter, etc. Relocate plants to greenhouse
in winter and/or cover. Understand proper: pruning, weeding,
irrigation and water systems. Maintain the existing, and
installation of new sprinklers and water lines. Basic plumbing,
electrical, and "Handyperson" type jobs are ongoing.
You are able to work on your own, with little supervision. Proven
job history. Honest and trustworthy only please! Clean and sober.
No drama. This is a peaceful, quiet, environment. Neighbors are
birds and vines. You must like the stars at night, vs. city
lights. Reliable transportation is a must – since we are
not near public transportation. A mature, retired or semi-retired
couple is ideal. A source of income will be necessary to pay your
own utilities - separate meter for PGE and cable and high-speed -
wireless internet available. No caged animals or cats! Domestic
help would also be considered in exchange. Approximately 25
hours/week for a two bedroom/two bath with great views of Mt. St.
Helena, and your own gardens and area to expand. There are two
wood burning fireplaces - all appliances and it is partially
furnished. Some upgrades are in progress. References required and
a resume would be helpful. To be considered, please forward
information - photo if possible, and tell us why you are the
couple for this opening. All serious inquiries will receive a
response. This is not a paid position - work is in exchange for
rent only. This area is very desirable - upscale and beautiful.
This is the chance of a lifetime for the right couple. Looking
for long-term applicants only. Other opportunities are also
available, depending on skills. Please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I own a beautiful, historic piece
of land in the California Sierras with stone outcroppings, access
to wilderness trails, local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to
grow just about anything organic. I’m a student of Bowen
Therapy and herbology with an interest in horses and animal
health. Help with training my Spanish Mustangs, i.e., could do a
carriage tour business through the local wineries or start a
handicapped riding program; bucking hay, and firewood along with
assistance in natural healing therapies and physical transfers
for my handicapped son would be very welcome. I’m looking
to connect with other people who appreciate a positive lifestyle
involving live foods and natural healing. It would be wonderful
to even meet a partner who brings experience and knowledge to the
table. Participate in a healing miracle… Exuberantly!! I
do have a county permitted trailer space with full hookups and/or
a bedroom or two as my home is very large with an ozonated hot
tub on the deck with a cold plunge right next to it. Want to help
build a lap pool? There’s a National Champion black walnut
tree, winter creek, organic garden, old barn, pastures and the
Cosumnes Rivers nearby. Possibly trade ranches with someone in
the Appalachians? If anyone is interested or knows of someone who
may want to share an existence in this magical area, please

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN MANAGER or couple who knows how to do some
basic plumbing and general fixing and maintenance of a 17 unit
apartment building in Glendale. Owner will provide a rent free
two bedroom apartment. The building is located in a quiet
neighborhood. To apply, please email 


LIVE-IN MANAGER needed for a small motel in mid-Vancouver Island.
We are looking for a reliable, mature couple. No experience
necessary, but handyman skills would be an asset. Please mail

SUPERINTENDENT COUPLE needed in North York, within walking
distance to the Don Mills subway station. We are currently
looking for a couple to fill a Superintendent position for a
residential building of 290 apartments. Experience is required.
You will receive a two or three bedroom apartment, competitive
salary, benefits, etc. Your duties will include, but are not
limited to, cleaning, maintenance, garbage removal, unit
inspections, showing apartments and assisting tenants. Please fax
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NOVA SCOTIA - Environmental community now forming, offering three
to five acre home sites on a 250 acre private wildlife preserve
(deer/bear/forest/river), only 15 minutes to charming coastal
town and Atlantic Ocean. Garden Zone 6 - commercial peach
orchards one hour north! Along the beautiful Lighthouse Route,
one hour to Maine ferry, two hours to Halifax International
Airport. Financing available. Please contact

CARETAKER WANTED for a small house in rural Manitoba. We need a
handyman/woman to maintain our lovely, treed corner lot in small
hamlet (10 houses, store, and post office), 20 miles in both
directions to a large town and beautiful free swimming park/lake.
Large organic garden space, flower gardens. Caretaker could live
in own RV or could live in the house. Caretaker to live rent
free, pay for own electricity and water. Couples may apply good
for pets, or one child, pretty small for more than that. Quiet
time to write that novel?  Please email your requests to owner at

BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT needed for a central, midsize building in
Ottawa. Take pride in offering a clean, quiet and safe
environment. Duties include preparing and showing units for
occupancy, cleaning common areas and good interaction with
tenants. Work closely with a property manager. A couple is
preferred. One partner can retain an outside day job if desired.
We offer a spacious apartment and salary of $25,000 to start plus
an annual increase. Must have basic computer skills. A security
check will be required. To apply, please send your resume by


COUPLE DESIRED for part-time, on-site management of an apartment
project. Experience preferred, but not required. Duties to
include apartment showings, building maintenance
(cleaning/picking up grounds/small repair jobs), Tenant
management, some paperwork. Must have good employer and personal
references. Must be presentable, organized and have great people
skills. Please mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on beautiful Blue Mesa
Reservoir near XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has RV openings for
the 2010 season (mid-May through mid-September). Duties would
include: reservations and convenience store, cleaning cabins and
restrooms, light maintenance, and gardening. Full RV hookup
space, plus salary and other perks available. You can learn more
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then to apply, please contact 


I NEED A PERSON who loves animals and nature to help out in my
B&B located on three acres of a heavenly fruit farm, 10
minutes from the lovely town of Heredia, and 20 minutes from the
not so lovely San Jose. I’m looking for a friendly, mature
person or couple who would be able to help out where necessary.
You must sleep on the property. Free accommodation, including
electric, water, trash pick-up, and high-speed Internet in return
for help with the animals, and some light morning housework,
three times per week. I am not able to provide a US type salary
– I can only pay $200 per month for food, etc. Free time is
negotiable, but I do not want tourists who are off traveling and
leaving the property for extended periods of time. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

on the South Pacific Coast Costa Ballena of Costa Rica.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a holistic retreat and guest house
surrounded by Permaculture-inspired gardens and tropical fruit
orchards offering a natural setting for healing, cleansing, and
learning. Our farm is surrounded by rugged mountains of virgin
old growth forest that rise above the lonely coconut fringed
beaches below. Several crystalline creeks and rivers carve
through the mountains creating an abundance of mystical
waterfalls, translucent swimming pools, and healing spring water.
Diverse species of native plants and wildlife abound. Tropical
birds are especially abundant. Biting insects are fortunately
nearly non-existent. We are a not-for-profit organization
promoting sustainable solutions and a simple symbiotic lifestyle.
We are open to volunteers who are wholeheartedly committing to
this project and the purely natural style of life. Experience is
not necessary, but very helpful. What is necessary is a desire to
learn and work hard, a sense of curiosity and an ability to
observe. Volunteers must have their own outside income. Work
includes all kinds of gardening tasks, attending guests, house
maintenance, construction of new buildings, etc. We are looking
for calm and conscious, heart-centered people who prefer to live
in paradise without chemical substances, noise, pollution,
intoxicants etc. Please email P XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Girne, North Cyprus from December 25th 2009
to January 8th 2010. Situated on the north coast of Cyprus, Girne
is an idyllic Mediterranean town with miles of natural beaches, a
calm sea, and a mild climate. We live in a flat in Girne with two
cats which will need to be looked after. We are close to the city
and bus station, and to the sea. For more details, please email 


HELP NEEDED. Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, we need you.  You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
experience. We have a project to help the impoverished community
of Muñoz. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located within
this community, so if we improve the life of these people, we
improve our own neighborhood. We need volunteers of all ages and
there are no specific qualifications required. You will be
greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and Haitian
community. Your schedule will be flexible and there are many
different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most popular
service we can bring to these people. Once the communication
barrier is lifted, then there is no limit to the progress that
volunteers can achieve. Volunteers will also be able to find work
in tourism. Playa Dorada (14 hotels) and Costa Dorada (two
hotels) are just across the street from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with golf course, shopping centers,
tour operators, etc. Here is the link to our website for more


TWO FULL-TIME live-in caretakers sought to help look after a very
elderly couple (101 and 93) in own home in the Kent countryside.
Should be willing to care, cook, drive, clean and work with
others. 10-hour day, preferably six days a week. Timeframe
indefinite. Nursing skills or previous caring experience useful.
Pay in parity with care-agency rates. Start early or mid-January.
To apply, please email your resume and references to

GARDENER AND CARETAKER COUPLE required in rural Shropshire. Help
with the big garden (lawns/vegetables/borders and greenhouse)
plus help with animals, security etc. Also weekly and occasional
help needed with housekeeping. Total reliability and honesty are
essential. A three bedroom, centrally heated cottage will be
included. Please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

A PRIVATE FAMILY’S HOME in South Oxfordshire needs help. We
are looking for a hardworking, active, reliable and enthusiastic
couple with relevant experience for full-time/handyperson/driver
and cook/housekeeper roles in private family’s eight
bedroom house. A three bedroom cottage will be available for the
couple. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
Good references essential. For more details contact

ESTATE MANAGER required to maintain established, mature gardens
and the daily upkeep of a mansion in Hampshire. A clean driving
license will be an advantage. Please apply with resume,
references and self-addresses, stamped envelope to


large Miami Beach home. Year-round, live-in accommodation
provided. Owners will be there 70 – 90 days per year.
Duties include: 1) Maintenance of house and grounds, 2)
Housekeeping, laundry, cooking and driving when owners and family
are there, 3) Maintain a presence in the house during
owner’s absence. Please email your resume and references to

LIVE-IN COMPANION/CARETAKER needed in Christina Park Lakeland for
my mother. She has Alzheimer’s, and her health is
excellent. Responsibilities would be to bath her, cook, and keep
house. My mother has a beautiful four bedroom Christina home with
pool. I have been caring for her and working full time and it is
just too much for me now. I prefer a retired lady with her own
driver’s license who has an income of her own and is tired
of living alone and paying all the bills. This would be perfect
for you. This will include room and board and $100/week. I am not
looking to put all the responsibilities on you. Days off or time
out can be arranged. I need an honest, dependable person. A
background check will be done. I might even consider a college
student. My main concern right now is to find someone who will
give my mother the proper care she needs, as I no longer can do
it all alone. Honesty, trustworthiness, and caring are the most
important things to me. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with a little info about yourself. 

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for housekeeping/general maintenance/ dog
care of a large household and able to handle our busy family
schedule in Jupiter, FL. Must have experience and references.
Compensation includes salary, and separate living quarters with
all living expenses paid. Must possess a valid Florida
driver’s license and have your own vehicle. Please fax your
resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PALM BEACH FAMILY seeks a professionally trained hands-on
Household Manager for their 6,500 sq ft home. They seek someone
who can see what needs to be accomplished and do it without
supervision. Responsibilities include housecleaning, preparing
meals, shopping, running errands, light entertaining, etc. Salary
to $70,000 (commensurate with training/abilities) plus benefits
and a private apartment. To apply, please contact


WANTED: A couple to live at our beautiful Chateau in Normandy.
Need experience with mowing and tractors. Security and keeping
our park tidy is a priority. We have a dog and 10 chickens to
feed also. We need someone for three to four months from January
to May. References are essential. There will be an opportunity to
discuss a longer term position if the fit is right. If you are
looking for a beautiful environment to stay we think you will
love our chateau. The chateau is not isolated but has its own
privacy. There is a village only 2km away with all facilities. We
are 25km from the city of Rouen. Please reply to

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at our organic farm in the Bretagne area of
France. We are passionate about organic agriculture. We eat
mostly vegetarian food and we don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
Our organic farm needs help with gardening, fruit and vegetable
picking, making of goat’s cheese and bread, fending animals
(sheep, goats and hens), and improving the buildings. You don't
have to be experts in those fields. You'll be taught as you go
along. An individual room in a calm and revitalizing environment
will be provided. Come and practice your French too! Please email


PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Ocean View, Hawaii. The caretaker
will get to live in a small cottage with no expenses in exchange
for yurt vacation property maintenance. The property owner is
based in California. The property owner will pay for electric,
satellite TV, water, and the internet. Looking for a capable
single or couple without children to maintain the property, and
handle vacationers coming and going. Duties will be mostly
watering the plants when it is not raining, possibly trimming
trees, and adding flowerbeds. People come and go here for
vacations, so the caretaker should have a computer so you can
book vacationers. Will also need to clean the yurts, launder
linens, and fill water jugs. Should also have a vehicle. Our
website is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more. Please
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details, and we
will get back to you. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for our organic farm in exchange
for stay on a Kulanakii farm. Stay in magical Ninole on a five
acre, organic Awa farm in exchange for five hours work per day,
with weekends off if staying one week or more. Must provide your
own transportation (we will provide you with food). You can
hitchhike to the road and walk up. If driving, a four wheel drive
is best for the road here. You will need camping equipment (tent,
bedding and cooking gear.) A tool shed, with cold water shower,
is available for shelter. Must be a vegetarian on our property -
no meat, fish, chicken or eggs. The farm is situated on 100 acres
of virgin land, 2½ miles from the highway, at the end of
an old cane road which is paved at the beginning and then gravel.
It has panoramic views of the ocean and the peaks of Mauna Kea.
There are forests, fresh water drinking springs, streams, and
waterfalls. The land borders a bird sanctuary and if you hike you
will find ancient Koa trees and campsites from the 1800's with
100 foot waterfalls. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Ocean View on the Big Island.
This is a barter position. In exchange for you living on our
property and being our 'eyes and ears' while we are away, we will
provide free lodging and all the other amenities that guests
enjoy (wi-fi, communal kitchen, a large private spot, and much
more). If you are interested in this position, please review our
website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to make sure you would
enjoy the experience. Please contact us through the website
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a more detailed position
description and application. Looking to fill the next position
for 2010. Don't delay as it's a special and wonderful opportunity
for the right person or couple. Responsible, mature, and honest
applicants only - we will screen applicants and ask for
references. This will be a great experience for a green resume
and we are also open to restructuring it to fit into a green
internship program!

WORK EXCHANGE available on a private organic permaculture farm on
the north shore of Kauai for approximately two months. Currently
looking for a helper who can begin immediately. If you babysit
– that’s a big plus! I ask for 12 hours per week work
for a glorified camping set up, with hot shower, gas cooker,
sink, outdoor bath, composting toilet, covered 20’ x 30'
with wooden floor and two walls plus electric and Wi-fi. I prefer
22 - 35 year-olds. Seeking a private person. Kauai is
awe-striking in beauty! The magic cannot be described! Please
check out XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for alluring videos. Please
email with questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscious caretakers,
preferably a couple. Must have a car. Ideal space for those drawn
to elegant simplicity, for whom self inquiry, beauty, mindfulness
and integrity are important. Work-trade for couples and
individuals available throughout the year. Visit 

WE NEED ONE PERSON OR A COUPLE to maintain, repair and garden on
our property in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in exchange for
housing. It is over an acre consisting of six lots, two houses,
and three water tanks. My husband and I are sometimes there in
the front house but travel a lot. It is less than one mile from
the Kehena beach and has beautiful ocean views. The gardens are
organic. We have farmed pineapples and vegetables in the past. We
have many fruit, nut and flower trees and areas for gardening.
Tools and equipment will be supplied. The housing arrangement
will be either the cabin which needs some work or sharing the
back house with our office/storage space. You will have your own
cooking and bathing facility in either one, but must be strictly
lactose vegetarian on premises. We will share any crop produced
here. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 


VOLUNTEERS needed in Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. The
projects goal is to establish platforms for recreational use of
the local surroundings in a suburban area in Reykjavik. Also to
increase the outdoor use and improve the healthy lifestyle of the
inhabitants. The construction and establishments is made through
participation of local people and of volunteers. There is a
strong aspect of learning during the working process and of the
social importance of the work. The concept is to use Icelandic,
natural and local material for the landscaping and the interior,
i.e. turf, soil, rocks and wood. The work will bring together the
locals, the young and grown-ups with the participating groups for
a cultural exchange and learning. Volunteers will receive lessons
in turf cutting and turf-walling, which is a traditional
Icelandic craft and then produce turf material and at one point
build a turf wall. Another task will be to prepare landscape work
as well as doing some of the landscape work with the local
materials, ideas will be put forth but volunteers will have some
say in how the constructions will look in the future. Preparing
the soil and laying a recreational path in a forest area.
Volunteers will also spend some time with local youngsters in
making a sculpture from the forest wood. Volunteers will stay at
local house located in the heart of Reykjavík and will be
sleeping in bunk beds in the house. Food ingredients will be
provided and a kitchen will be available, volunteers will share
the duties of preparing and cooking meals. For more details and
up to date information please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at


SEARCHING FOR an active retired couple to live on our property
near Parma. Good fishing, in a very private setting. Duties will
include lawn care, light irrigation, etc. A small home with
power, water, heat and a large garden space will be provided.
Please write, including your phone number to "Caretaker


A CHICAGO FAMILY seeks a live-in Housekeeper for their 10,000 sq.
ft. home. They need a meticulous, self-motivated individual who
never needs to be told twice to do anything for their household
of three children and two dogs. Experience and knowledge in
caring for fine items (marble, antiques, silver, etc.) required.
The salary is up to $50,000 plus benefits and private room and
bath. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE needed for a campground caretaker/ maintenance
position live-in situation. This position would be ideal for a
couple. Residence will be provided with utilities, plus salary.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR a friendly couple to help us manage our 89 lot
family park on the west side of Indianapolis. These positions
consist of office and maintenance help on a part time basis at
this time. Pay for these part-time positions is in the form of
free living in our two bedroom, one bath cottage (not a mobile
home). We also have a full time maintenance staff. All utilities
and Comcast cable provided. Later next year these positions will
become full time with salary for the right couple. For the office
position, computer, phone, and people skills are a must. For the
maintenance position, plumbing, electrical, sewer, and general
handy-man skills are a must, with the desire to fix things right.
Applicants must be drug free. Please send resumes to


PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE for a Resident Manager Couple to
manage 50 one bedroom apartments in Knoxville, IA. Maintenance
and bookkeeping skills required. Excellent salary and benefits
provided, plus a one bedroom apartment. Please fax your resume to


HOUSE SWAP our three bedroom bungalow for your place. We are near
busy Galway city in the beautiful west of Ireland, overlooking
fields on one side, just three minutes drive into the action of
the city or sit in my large garden relaxing in a quiet suburb. We
can do a pet swap too - my little two-year-old rescue dog is
adorable, loves company, loves walks. He may want to sleep in a
bedroom with you or if you have children as he adores them, but,
there is no need to feel obliged as he does have a bed in my
kitchen. We have one five-year-old cat, which sleeps a lot. We
can have animals boarded if you prefer. Oil heating is available
for cooler days. My husband and I work from home, so we are
flexible on the house swap dates. Let’s talk, as they say.
We can email pictures of our home to you. Please email Suzy and


I NEED A HOUSESITTER long-term for my home in Tuscany. I
discovered two months ago that next year I will have two
beautiful babies. I have been alone most of the time and I need
help in the house and with my pets and/or my babies. I know that
is not easy, that's the reason I'm looking for someone who has
experience with babies, and or with the pet care (dogs and cats)
and would like to seriously help me. I have an old house,
remodeled, up a sweet hill in Tuscany, between Montecatini Terme
and Lucca, in the Montecarlo area, between olive trees and a
vineyard. We have some pets, which live outside. The house is
actually composed of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large lounge,
and a fully equipped kitchen. Another side of the house will be
restored soon, and will be a complete part of the garden. There
are beautiful views here with a wonderful view terrace in the
front and a garden with fruits trees. Please let me know if you
could be interested and please don't hesitate to contact me if
you have any other question or if you need any other details. I
will offer hospitality, and I will be grateful to everybody who
would like to do it with love, enjoying the Tuscan lifestyle. I
look forward to hearing from you. Please email


JAPAN SKI HOUSE! Large house needs handyperson to assist in
renovations wallpaper/painting/flooring, etc. Stay for free in a
small village with many hot springs. You can possibly stay
through the ski season at a major resort. For more details,


APARTMENT MANAGER needed, on or off-site, for a nice 50-unit
property in the Brownsboro/Zorn area. We need a stable single, or
couple for this position. Pay is $1,000 - $1,500/month. Please
mail your resume to Apartment Manager Position,


RESIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM needed. We are a growing self-storage
company looking for a resident management couple with a proven
success record. Compensation includes quality living quarters,
paid utilities, a 401k plan, top salary, bonus incentives and
more! To apply, please mail your resumes to


immediately. This is a unique and rewarding full time, year round
career position. We are looking for a seasoned professional with
a unique blend of building experience of custom homes and
extensive renovation work, solid knowledge of the coastal Maine
landscape and a strong hospitality background.  The position
would be in support of one family’s summer residential
needs which include the expansion and addition of structures on
the large estate. This management role would include significant,
on premises, construction oversight as well as a liaison function
with the head office real estate group. The head office group
would provide direction and support in the execution of the
building and in the care of the estate. Clear, concise
communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as
the role also includes the management of a professional crew of
five members. The proper maintenance and pristine care of the
residential buildings, structures and expansive grounds will
require this manager to make independent and sound
recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of quality
standards. The qualified applicant will possess 8 - 10 years of
direct building and estate management experience on high end
properties. Strong leadership and organizational skills are
mandatory with a consistent problem solving approach to projects,
issues and management challenges. Hospitality or personal
assistant experience with a genuine customer oriented approach
would be needed in this position. Familiarity with the Mount
Desert Island area, its climate, the community and subcontractor
network would be highly preferred. The workplace is a respectful
and productive environment offering many opportunities to broaden
your base of knowledge and skills. Excellent pay and a generous
benefits package are available and commensurate with experience.
Please fax a letter of relevant qualifications with salary
requirements and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

MAINE SPORTING CAMP ON THE RIVER. Help needed to join the staff
at our remote rustic, year round hunting and fishing lodge, eight
miles from the paved road and off the grid. A love of hunting,
fishing and the outdoors is a must. This position may be filled
by one energetic person or a couple. We offer hunting, fishing,
canoeing, snowmobiling, (real wilderness experiences!) and we
need your help. The camp has eight wood heated log cabins with
indoor plumbing, a lodge with radio phone, satellite internet,
DirecTV, kitchen and dining room that seats 30 people. He: Must
have good mechanics experience and must be able to maintain power
generators and all camp equipment. Must be competent with
construction tools, chainsaw, (30 cords of firewood a year),
maintenance and use of tractors, mowers, and snowplows. Must be
competent at painting, basic woodworking, electrical and
plumbing. Will perform various overall repairs and maintenance of
lodge and cabins. Will assist head guide with hunt preparations
and will be willing to obtain a Maine guide’s license
(sponsored by camp). She: Must have a working knowledge of
bookkeeping, be proficient with a computer, internet
correspondence, Microsoft Office, record keeping and client
correspondence. Will assist with booking, scheduling of hunts,
vacations and phone work. Will assist office manager and head
cook and help with housekeeping of cabins and lodge. Both: Must
be comfortable living remotely. Will have good communication
skills and the ability to work well with people. Must be willing
to help out in all areas when needed. Will have a solid loyalty
to the camp and its successful operation, with possibilities for
advancement. All meals, housing, salary and paid vacations
provided. Security check and references. Please send resumes to

“Leaving the Suburbs for the Ranch - Melissa
Date of Birth: 1/9/58
Interests: Hiking, holistic wellness, motorcycle riding, reading,
and yoga.
Quote: “Happiness is freedom. Freedom takes courage.”

Melissa Christoff 

        A love of nature and animals and what she describes as
“the desire to get out of mainstream America” led
Melissa Christoff to subscribe to The Caretaker Gazette. Melissa
recalls, “After subscribing to the Gazette for a couple of
years, I decided to be more pro-active in my search for a
position as a professional animal caretaker so I ran a
Situations-Wanted ad in the Gazette.”  Melissa continues,
“After more than two decades working mostly for either
radio stations as a news reporter or in the airline industry, I
wanted a simpler, more peaceful, purpose driven life working with
animals away from traffic, cell phones, pollution and the chaos
of contemporary life.” As a way of working toward that
goal, in 2003 Melissa first volunteered at and then was employed
at the Arizona Humane Society. Melissa explains, “That led
me to becoming a professional pet sitter for two local companies
and then eventually starting my own pet sitting business. After
acquiring experience caring for everything from rats, rabbits,
cats, canines to equines, I felt I was ready to make the
transition from the suburbs to rural living.”
Within a week or two after placing her Caretaker Gazette ad
seeking a position as a professional animal caretaker, Melissa
received an email from a couple, Chuck and Sandy, who own
Zenpony, a private animal rescue ranch in Marana, Arizona. The
owners of the ranch, who were looking for a Ranch-hand/Animal
Caretaker for Zenpony, are long-time subscribers to The Caretaker
Gazette. After a phone conversation, two visits to Zenpony, and a
few more weeks to carefully think things over, Melissa accepted
an offer to live and work there. Melissa recalls, “After
turning over my beloved furry clientele to another trustworthy
professional pet sitting company and consigning or donating over
half of my furnishings and personal belongings, I moved to the
ranch in mid-July.”
        Zenpony is nestled between beautiful mountain peaks in
the thick desert terrain northwest of Tucson, in Marana. The 
town was named for the Spanish word maraña  ( thicket) by
19th century railroad workers who had to clear a line through the
area. Melisa says, “Although the last seven miles to the
ranch are un- paved, the roads are periodically groomed and,
unless the washes are flooded, the roads are drivable without a
four wheel vehicle.”  
        The ranch recently took on another name, Zendonkey
Rescue, when it became certified as a satellite adoption center
for Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) - the nation’s
largest donkey rescue organization. PVDR rescues distressed
donkeys and works with the Bureau of Land Management to round up
and relocate displaced donkeys on federal lands in lieu of the
donkeys being shot. Melissa explains, “As a satellite
adoption center, Zendonkey Rescue will help educate the public
about the plight of the American donkey – a much
misunderstood and maligned animal - and help find suitable homes
in the Marana and Tucson vicinities for distressed
The ranch’s current inhabitants include four donkeys, three
horses, a mule, 15 dogs, an alpaca, two pot-bellied pigs, and two
dozen chickens, turkeys and roosters. Except for the fowl, all
the animals were abandoned, neglected or both. Melissa says,
“Two of the latest arrivals are Jake and Elwood –
German Shepherd/Great Dane mixes who were found near death in the
desert by area ranchers. Some of the animals require hospice care
or have special needs, such as Baby Donkey who has contracted
front tendons and wears leg braces. Aside from the donkeys
available for adoption, all of the animals who come here are
given a home for the remainder of their lives.”
        The transition from the suburbs to the ranch meant going
“off-the-grid”, but that doesn’t mean going
without electricity. There are numerous solar panels and a
back-up generator that kicks in as needed. The ranch has its own
well with water supplied by a river that is located 350 feet
underground. Melissa explains, “Conservation is very
important here. To conserve energy, all electrical appliances and
lights are used mindfully.” Home for Melissa is now a
single-wide tow-able trailer that she shares with Apollo, a very
sweet, affectionate pit pull mix who she rescued since coming to
the ranch.  
        Describing her routine on the ranch, Melissa says,
“Days begin with being on the grounds by sunrise to feed
the animals, rinse and refill water buckets and troughs followed
by a lot of mucking. Getting up while it is dark took a little
getting used to.” Melissa also takes a pack of dogs for a
morning run. As a part Mescalero Apache, Melissa jokingly says
her Indian name is “Runs with Dogs”. There are also
chores to done on an as-needed basis, including grooming and
bathing dogs or cleaning the chicken coop, the pigs’ play
pools, the feed or hay barn. In-between morning and evening
rounds, there is time for relaxation; this can include a nap,
computer time, reading, studying Spanish or watching PBS World.
There is the weekly trip into Tucson for groceries or a movie at
the historic Loft Cinema. Melissa’s future plans include
learning natural horsemanship and planting an organic vegetable
        According to Melissa, “The hours and the days fly
by. The animals make my day every day! There are moments of pure
exuberance and moments of complete physical exhaustion. I am
definitely living in the moment more than I ever have
before,” Moving from the suburbs to an isolated ranch with
limited human interaction has also had its challenges. Melissa
says, “For starters - you need to really enjoy your own
company but I think I’ve made the right decision.”
Ultimately, Melissa’s gypsy soul has its sights set on the
Costa Rican countryside, but in the meantime, she says,
“I’m taking one day at a time and embracing each
sunrise - which happen to be quite striking in the Arizona

Melissa on the ranch with the horses


ESTATE CARETAKER needed in Annapolis, MD. An experienced and
responsible individual is needed for full-time, caretaking of an
executive waterfront estate. Maintain estate, grounds, boat and
dock, vendor relations, etc. Clean driving record required.
Non-smokers only, please. Full suite of benefits offered.
Qualified candidate should email their resume with references and
salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER or management couple wanted for a
self-storage facility. Qualified candidates will possess customer
service, management, and computer skills. One person will have
previous general maintenance skills, and the physical ability to
climb ladders and lift up to 50lbs. Benefits include: paid
vacations, health insurance, sick leave, performance bonuses, and
housing if necessary. All candidates must have a valid
driver’s license and at least one vehicle. Previous storage
management or property management experience required. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 


CARETAKER WANTED in the Berkshires. Hands on skills needed. For
more details. Please mail resumes to


A COUPLE IS NEEDED to live at the storage facility in Los Cabos
and manage the property. What works well is where the wife spends
more time in the office, greeting people and helping them rent,
tracking inventory and general administration. She should have
customer service skills and a bit of a sales talent, along with
basic computer skills for reporting and learning software. The
husband usually has some handyman skills to fix minor repairs and
keep the place looking nice, as well as being in the office, too.
It's important that you can both work well together in such close
proximity day after day. Free rent and utilities as part of the
salary. Does this fit you? If you are up for this adventure,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a resume and cover
letter explaining why you would like this job and your ability to
come to Mazatlan.


RESIDENT MANAGER, either an individual or a couple, needed for a
small Bay City apartment building. Candidates must have proven
and verifiable renting/administrative experience and can provide
facilities maintenance. Bi-weekly salary including apartment,
negotiable. Please mail your resume to Hiring Manager,

A BIRMINGHAM, MI ADULT COUPLE seeks a high-level expert
Housekeeper. They require someone with extensive experience
and/or professional training, especially in caring for fine
furnishings. A dedicated, professional, meticulous housecleaner
will find this to be a very rewarding position. Salary
commensurate with skills and abilities and includes benefits. To
apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit


CARETAKERS NEEDED. An experienced, mature, part-time Caretaker
Team is needed for a well-managed and maintained apartment
property in Hopkins. One must be home days. Duties include daily
cleaning of common areas, turnover cleaning, and grounds work.
Compensation includes full rent credit for a two bedroom
apartment. Caretakers must live on-site. Please fax your resume

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a large apartment complex in
Burnsville. Previous experience as a Caretaker or Building
Manager in an apartment building is required. The Caretaker must
live on-site. Please apply in person to


FARM CARETAKER NEEDED. We bought a 40 acre Amish Farm a few years
ago, and we are looking for a couple to help and caretake it so
we can get away once in a while, in exchange for rent and
utilities in our 30 foot motor home. It could be a small step
into the area. Sorry, but absolutely no smoking or drugs.
References required. If anyone out there is interested please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email me at 

I’M MOVING FROM FLORIDA to my Ozark rural home, and need a
long-term person having handyman skills in exchange for rent free
quarters with shared utilities. Must be honest, clean, peaceful,
drug-free, and a non-smoker, willing to work when needed. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

COUPLE CARETAKER needed to work in St Louis, Missouri. Duties
will include home/yard maintenance, light gardening/trimming
hedges/trees, cleaning the swimming pool, general housekeeping
(cleaning, laundry, making beds, etc.), meal preparations,
childcare/feeding, and carpooling the child to events. The
working hours are 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday-Saturday, partial
Sunday off. Separate quarters, and vehicle for your use, and
medical benefits included. For more details, please email 


FULL-TIME CARETAKER/ESTATE MANGER needed. This would be ideal for
an energetic mature couple or single person who is a
handyman/jack of all trades. The property is located on the edge
of Las Vegas in a rural/suburban area. The job encompasses
overall estate management focusing on the maintenance of a 3.5
acre property consisting of an owner’s residence, a four
horse barn, caretaker’s apartment, two pastures, an arena,
gardens and small orchard. Some management of third parties
(gardener, housecleaner, etc.) but the majority of the work is
do-it-yourself items. Knowledge of residential electrical,
plumbing, irrigation systems and gardening is a plus for use in
basic exterior, interior household and yard maintenance.
Knowledge of horses is nice, but not required. However, you must
be comfortable around dogs, cats and horses. You may bring with
you your own (reasonable) animals. Must have a driver’s
license and a good driving record as a portion of the
responsibilities will be running basic errands for the household
as well as occasionally picking up or delivering our children
(ages 13 and 15) to school or their activities. Finally, a good
knowledge of computers and basic bookkeeping would be helpful for
household administrative items as well as personal assistance to
the owner. The caretaker’s apartment is a new, furnished
one bedroom and bath with full kitchen separate from the main
residence. Utilities, cable and internet are included. Please


ROOM MATES NEEDED for a single family home in Portsmouth, NH.
This is a unique opportunity for a mature couple to share life in
a lovely three-bedroom home with a 25-year-old young man who has
special needs. Free rent, a $900 monthly stipend, and shared
expenses are offered in exchange for support, companionship, and
mentoring in daily life routines. This position is part of a
whole-life, family-managed, and community-based program and
offers many rewards. Please send your inquiries or application to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a Property Management Company with
several commercial and residential complexes located throughout
the tri-state area. This is a perfect opportunity for a husband
and wife or couple team! This position is hands on and requires
physical labor. Position requirements are as follows: basic
carpentry skills including plumbing and tiling, valid
driver’s license, ability to problem solve when tenant
issues arise, knowledge of electric and appliance repair a plus,
strong ability to multi-task, maintain a positive attitude when
working with tenants, and have strong organizational skills. The
benefits package includes: an excellent salary commensurate with
experience, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and an apartment.
Please fax all resumes with salary requirements to


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales NM area. Rural, safe, secure,
and quiet. No smoking, drugs, pets, children, heavy scents,
parties, or problematic alcohol. Rent-free living opportunity,
with moderate duties, long-term. No salary. Must have an outside
income and a vehicle. We also maintain a list of candidates.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for my mother in a very quiet
neighborhood in the North Four Hills area of Albuquerque. The
individual must be easy going, and have the ability to do light
cleaning, laundry, light cooking as-needed, and tend to
day-to-day needs. Overall we want to have someone there just in
case, but the individual must have a positive can-do attitude
relative to the care of our mother. The individual will have
their own bedroom, free room and board, and be paid $275 - $300
per week. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to talk with
Moe about this position.


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN position available on the North Shore of Long
Island in Brookville, within 45 minutes of New York City and near
all transportation and beaches. Free rent offered in exchange for
caretaker/handyman duties on an estate near CW Post College. Our
property adjoins a large nature preserve which we have owned for
approximately 37 years. There is also a cottage on the estate. We
are searching for a non smoker; all ages considered. Must have
assorted abilities in repairs and groundskeeping. A private,
large apartment will be provided, adjoining many acres with a
beautiful scenic view. Please email a brief resume of your
abilities and background to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is tucked into the foothills of the
Berkshires, in the heart of New York's Hudson Valley. It is a
gorgeous 11-room country Inn, sleeping 26 guests at max capacity.
Tastefully decorated, with the simple comforts of a first class
retreat, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX enjoys its reputation as the
finest accommodations in the area; known for gourmet breakfasts,
delicious baked goods, beautiful guest quarters, and our friendly
and gracious hosts and innkeepers. Our beloved owners,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, have recently passed away. In the
wake of this tragic loss, we are looking for a partner to step in
and lead us in a new direction. If you are passionate about
hospitality, then this could be the opportunity you have been
looking for. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is accepting
applications for partnership. If you have a strong work ethic,
you love to cook, you do not shy away from getting your hands
dirty, and you have an inspired dream for a property like ours,
then we welcome your interest. Our partnership agreement requires
the signing of a 3-year contract. Feel free to visit our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see pictures of our beautiful
property. Please remit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We ask that you include a cover
letter, detailing your experience in hospitality, and your vision
of what could be at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX under your

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Albany for a non-profit organization.
We are searching for a building and grounds caretaker. Keep your
full-time day job! This is a part-time job in the evenings and
weekends, including lawn care, building security and light
repairs. Paid in-house catering and a one bedroom apartment with
all utilities will be provided. Must have a clean record, and be
courteous and reliable. To apply, please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls please.

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed in Amenia, NY. We are searching for a
full-time maintenance worker/caretaker with mechanical,
carpentry, electrical, plumbing and landscaping skills. Knowledge
of farm operations (hay/cattle/equipment) would be a plus.
Housing is available. Must have a clean driver’s license.
Background and credit checks are required. To apply, please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please include
your salary requirements.


VOLUNTEERS needed for about four hours every day in exchange for
food and accommodation at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Volunteers
need to be flexible. Depending on the time of year and your
particular skills you could be helping with track maintenance,
farm work, painting or repair work on buildings, cleaning,
kitchen work, gathering of seafood or helping guests to enjoy the
various activities such as, hiking, snorkeling and horse riding.
Normally you will join in with us on whatever we happen to be
working on at the time. Some days you might work a lot some days
not at all, depending on what we are doing. We like to think that
we live, not work so where living stops and work begins can
sometimes be hard to determine. Your daily life will bring you
into close contact with our paying guests. It is paying guests
who allow us to carry on our work to enhance the natural values
of our Park. Most are only here for a short time and it is up to
us to make sure that they get to do what they want and enjoy
themselves. You should enjoy meeting and talking to people from
all over the world who will probably want to know a lot about
you. It’s not that hard because they will be mostly fun
loving nature lovers who will have a high standard of basic
values, just like you in fact, if you are the sort of person who
will enjoy being here. We have no road access and trips to town
are infrequent. Your leisure time will be spent doing the things
you can do at the Park. This means you must enjoy the simple
pleasures that nature has to offer. Experiencing our lifestyle
should be the most important reason for coming here. Stay length
is negotiable but long stays are preferable. A week would be a
minimum, a month would be average and some have stayed for a
year. Having said that we acknowledge that it is hard to commit
to something like this without having experienced it so a trial
period for newcomers is always assumed both, for your sakes and
ours. We have enjoyed having our helpers and they have enjoyed
being here. That is the whole point of it all. To learn more,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please email

NEW ZEALAND home available to visit and stay in. It is hugs not
drugs when you stay with me, a retired Kiwi with three spoiled
cats. We now live in the village of Katikati, My organic garden,
always has some work to do with a sustainable way in mind. Come
with an open mind and be willing to try anything, it can be fun.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX that I organize is the second
Saturday of each month, in the town; it will be a full day for
us. Accommodation is a big caravan; there is a hot shower and
toilet in the chalet nearby. We share cooking and the usual
household chores. Free time can be spent at the beach, hot
thermal pools, tramping, or the pubs. Plan to stay six to seven
days or longer by invite. Please email
or visit my website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING FOR MANAGERS for our surf eco-lodge. We offer soul
surfing and an ecological experience of Nicaragua. We host 15
guests in our bungalows and seat 50 in our restaurant. This is
your chance to experience the Nicaraguan lifestyle on the beach
in a preserved environment. Share your love of the ocean and help
the local community with like-minded guests. Job description:
Care for 100% satisfaction of our guests. Run the lodge in all
aspects: customer service, operations, reservations, maintenance,
cash flows, supervision of 17 persons on staff, kitchen. One of
the managers is the chef in our restaurant. Requirements:
Experience in management. Experience as a chef. Both managers
must be fluent in Spanish and English. Please send email, resume,
photos and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for security and continuing restoration and
maintenance of a historic log lodge and property. Remote property
- three miles from a hard surface road in the mountains of
western NC with streams and near beautiful Lake Nantahala. Need
various handyman, gardening, and mechanical skills. (Prefer Norm
Abrams over Bob Vilas - who want to do it rather than talk about
it!). Must be sober, responsible and have a full complement of
common sense. Live on premises year round. Living quarters,
utilities, small salary provided. This is an ideal situation for
an energetic retired couple who love the outdoors. Please call


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, for
various times throughout 2009 and 2010. 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 city pool. Easy access to shopping. Dublin is an
upscale community with its claim to fame being the Memorial Golf
Tournament held in June. 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 details, please

RESIDENT MANAGER TEAM needed for a medium size apartment
community in Mid-Ohio. The position includes salary, a two
bedroom apartment with washer and dryer and all utilities paid,
plus a paid three week vacation and holidays. This is a pleasant
working environment. Duties include apartment renting and light
maintenance. This is an excellent position for retires of any
age, Please send both resumes and include code

APARTMENT MANAGER COUPLE needed immediately to co-manage a
subsidized two and three bedroom townhouse apartment community
located in Columbus. Rent-free three bedroom town house with
basic utilities paid is provided along with a competitive salary.
Basic clerical skills needed for the administrative position and
prior experience with HUD recertification processing would be
extremely helpful but not mandatory. General maintenance and
punch-out/apartment rehab skills are desired for the maintenance
position. Excellent opportunity for couples just beginning their
careers together in property management or for semi-retired
couples. If interested, please send resumes with
salary/employment history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


INNKEEPERS needed to run a bed & breakfast in southeastern
Oklahoma. We prefer a mature couple, with no children or pets.
Duties will include grounds care and light maintenance. Must be
excellent housekeepers and good in dealing with the public.
Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


NORTH OREGON COAST – housemate/internship/partner needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX await a new intern/partner to find
us. Our motto “fresh food prepared simply with
style.” To qualify, he/she/they must share our vision of
community, love of food and art. Internship includes monthly
stipend, as well as room and board. Together we will grow, build
and co-exist sustainably in a skewed business world. Internships
awarded based upon: personality, compatibility, work ethic,
experience, creativity, interest in sustainable presence, love
and knowledge of food and art. Should an intern miraculously
grasp and share our business concept and vision, for the right
fit, we would consider partnership/profit-sharing in the future.
Presently we expect a five day work week, with an average shift
of no more than six hours. We are conscientious, flexible,
knowledgeable people and expect the same. If this sounds like you
and you are tobacco free and in good health this is a beautiful
place to live and grow. We welcome your response. Please write to

AN OREGON SHEEP RANCH is looking for a caretaker (can be a couple
or single) in exchange for light help on the ranch. We are
located close to Salem. For more information, please call


A PHILADELPHIA ADULT COUPLE seeks an Estate Manager to oversee
staff of 15 for a beautiful luxury home. Requirements include
many years’ experience in private home, familiarity with
care of 17th-century artwork, knowledge in creating fine dining
vignettes for billionaires, etc. Must be honest, hard-working,
and a team player. Weekend required. Salary commensurate with
skills and experience, plus benefits. To apply, please contact

CARETAKER NEEDED: Full time position available at a beautiful
camp in northeast Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains). Applicant must
be experienced in overall maintenance of children's camp. Should
have knowledge of carpentry, lawn equipment maintenance,
plumbing, electrical, grounds and pool care. Additional support
staff provided during late spring and summer. Housing and
utilities provided. Salary dependent upon experience. Excellent
opportunity for couples and retirees. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to

RETIRE in the beautiful Western Snyder County Mountains.
Caretaking and handyman duties required at a private vacation
/hunting lodge. Live in a 1,500 sq. ft., three year old ranch
style home with porch, two car garage, all appliances, central
A/C, water, sewer, and satellite TV in exchange for caretaker and
handyman duties.  If interested, please mail a personal resume
and references to Caretaker/Handyman,


MOTEL MANAGER COUPLE needed in South County, RI. We are looking
for an ambitious mature couple to manage all phases of a small
local motel. Housing, salary, plus performance bonuses provided.
To apply, please mail your resume to Motel Manager Position,


PRETORIA HOUSESITTERS needed. Our four bedroom home will be empty
while we are on holiday in Italy from December 17 to January 4,
2010. We have a lovely, spacious home with pool. We have two
dogs, two cats and some koi fish that will need care during this
time. We are close to the parliament buildings, and one hour from
Sun City. No transport is available. Anyone in the mood for a hot
African summer? Don’t forget – it’s summertime
during the Christmas season here! Please email me at

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE who love to work with wood and can help build
a deck with my husband at our beach house called
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, West Coast, South Africa. We are
conveniently situated on the beach in the idyllic ocean side town
of Yzerfontein; it's less than an hour's drive from Cape Town.
This dreamy six bedroom retreat boasts magnificent ocean views
throughout the house. The Lighthouse can't be beaten either as a
film location or luxurious seaside accommodation. The Lighthouse
is set in the Yzerfontein nature reserve and offers a tranquil
and undisturbed environment to relax and absorb the exquisite
scenery. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
Photos are available at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PROPERTY MANAGER needed for on-site management. smoke-free,
pet-free, mid-sized apartment complex on Westside of Rapid City.
Couple preferred. Should possess a professional attitude,
excellent customer service and time management skills. Computer
skills a must. Experience preferred but not required. Please
submit your resume to Apartment Management Couple Position,

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to clean, paint, shampoo, and shovel snow
in the winter for a 42 unit building. Must live on site. Apply in


A SMALL ECO HOLIDAY RESORT in Cádiz needs help. We are
looking for helpers during the winter months. The work consists
in helping in the maintenance of our resort, housework, ironing,
gardening and some painting. We have a nice small room for you
with kitchen and bath. You can learn more about our resort at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are used to working with
volunteers five days a week for five hours. In return, we provide
food and accommodations for free. Breakfast and supper are taken
in your room, dinner we have together. Our environment is great.
We are only 8km from the beach. For more details, please contact


WE ARE LOOKING for a retired couple to manage a self-storage
facility in the North Dallas area. Some bookkeeping experience
required. No pets. Competitive salary and health insurance
provided. Immediate opening. Please mail your resume to Personnel

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES to join our ministry team.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on 114-acre riverfront ranch in
Seguin, TX. Community includes a K-12 Christian academy, raw
dairy, vegetable gardens, grass-fed beef/chicken/pork, horses,
and a farm-to-table restaurant open Saturdays. We provide
furnished homes, the best healing food; and a small, home
school-style Christian academy with hands-on academically
oriented Christian sustainable living curriculum. We provide
training and living-it experience in sustainable/ministry.
We’re non-smoking, non-drinking, sexually moral, biblically
based, authentic (not contrived) worshippers. We welcome
brothers/sisters/families in Christ from all places and walks of

MANAGE THIS "customer service intense" remote west
Texas resort that caters to both individuals who like the beauty
and quiet of being Out There and the Who's Who of Hollywood when
they want to get away from it all. Staff needs training and
direction, and the ability to plan ahead and an eye for detail a
must, for a very caring remote owner. A small but adequate home
will be provided. This is a very hands-on position for
individuals who love to provide great service. The job
requirements: a true caring and training ability that will enable
you to build a staff of hospitality pros from the local area. The
resort is one of the top employers in the region. The resort has
30 - 40 rooms, full spa, and trail riding. You must have the
ability to schedule, an eye for detail and a love of remote
areas. You will also need a track record of successful marketing
and sales. Drug and background checks will be required. Please
mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEED HANDYMAN, GARDENER, ETC. TYPE HELP in exchange for housing
on newly purchased ranch near Rocksprings, TX. Single or couple,
pets welcomed. Will consider children. For more info, please

NEED A CARETAKER or couple to help on a two acre, wooded estate
in Bartonville, TX. This is a beautiful area and close to great
shopping and Dallas/Fort Worth. Very flexible for Holiday time
off. Have just purchased property and need help getting it into
shape. Job includes handyman and landscaper type work. Will
exchange guest cottage, including paid utilities, for 20
hours/week work. Caretaker can have a separate job. No pets or
smokers or children. Limited guests allowed. Negotiable term,
between 3 - 6+ months. Can start immediately. For more
information and pictures, please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Alpine, Texas, is seeking couples
with an RV at our quiet, clean, friendly RV park during the
spring/summer of 2010. Our 4,500 foot elevation rewards us with
cool summer nights and usually pleasant days. We are near scenic
drives and area attractions. As a couple, you work the same
8-hour shifts and enjoy our two days on - six days off
scheduling. One of you will need to work in the office/gift shop;
the other will need to do grounds upkeep/light maintenance and
bathhouse clean up. Prefer a minimum three month commitment in
exchange for a full hook-up and utilities RV site, cable TV,
laundry, pool privileges, and a 20% discount at the gift shop.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

manager in exchange for free rent and utilities. The primary
responsibilities will be to contact corporate regarding marketing
and maintenance issues. This is a great opportunity for a retired
couple. Please fax your resume and references to


MOTEL MANAGER COUPLE needed for a 37 room motel in Tremonton City
for the 3pm - 12 midnight shift. We are looking for a married
couple (one or no children preferred). Must be non-smoking, with
no pets. We are a 30 minute drive to campus. Compensation is
$1,600/month salary plus free rent. To apply, please mail your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will you call for


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an individual or couple
interested in serving as a residential retreat center coordinator
and event manager. Preferred candidates will reside on the
170-acre wooded property in Jarrett, Virginia (about two hours
and 15 minutes from Fairfax, VA) providing oversight for the
retreat center operations, fund raising, guest/client relations,
outreach and marketing, general facilities cleaning, asset and
inventory management, reservations management, bookkeeping and
accounting and facilitation of spiritual activities and events
for a new non-denominational Christian church. Spiritual
activities include Sunday morning prayer service and Wednesday
evening Bible Study weekly. A college degree is required, in
addition to excellent communication skills, event marketing and
management and computer skills. Experience in event coordination,
hospitality and ministry are preferred. Benefits include a
one-bedroom furnished house with modern amenities, selected
utilities and expenses paid, in addition to a small stipend. No
smoking, drinking, or pets allowed. Please mail your resume and

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. We are searching for an individual to
care for a few farm animals and maintain the grounds
(approximately 80 hours month) at a non-profit animal sanctuary
located near Richmond, in exchange for an efficiency apartment in
a historic cabin, onsite. The position includes all utilities
(heat/AC, lights, telephone, wireless internet) and the house,
entrance and barn are all protected by 24/7 web cam surveillance.
While possible (and acceptable) to maintain another job while
filling this position, the successful candidate must be available
to feed animals every day, both morning and evening. It will be
necessary to interact with volunteers and the advisory board
regarding schedules, backup coverage, etc. and occasionally
assist with preparation, parking, set up and clean up for our
fundraising events and other private functions held onsite.
Monetary compensation is provided for hours worked over twenty
per week. Must be a non smoker with a valid driver's license and
reliable vehicle. Excellent references and a background check
will be required. Please respond with a brief paragraph detailing
your situation and experience (no attachments please). Please

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to help long-term with our 500-acre farm
estate in Madison, Virginia. Must be self-starters, motivated,
conscientious, honest with high integrity, good communication
skills, good credit history, and healthy. You would help care for
our herd of Texas Longhorns, pleasure horses, and other small
barn animals. Must have experience on farm equipment, general
maintenance, fencing, and pastures; which includes landscaping
and gardens. Housekeeping duties include cleaning main home, two
guesthouses and other domestic responsibilities. We provide a
home with utilities and salary. Please email resume, references,


SEEKING APPLICANTS for an assistant management couple position
for our Glendale location, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
believe patience, loyalty, understanding, and hard work are the
core components of rewarding lives and careers. If this interests
you, come join our team! At XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX our
residents always come first! We are seeking compassionate couples
to serve as live-in management teams working with active seniors.
We need people-focused professionals with at least three years
management or supervisory experience. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
encourages individual development of employees and we are seeking
people with the desire and willingness to learn, embrace, and
continue our philosophies. We offer a competitive salary,
vacation, benefits like medical/dental/life, housing, meals,
utilities, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of
our residents. If you are interested, please mail a cover letter

looking for a caretaker couple for a 16,000 sq. ft lodge. Duties
will include, but not limited to, light cooking, cleaning,
plumbing and electrical, miscellaneous maintenance, and grounds
keeping. There are great views here, and housing is included. Pay
will depend on experience. Please mail your resume(s) to

landscaping experience required for responsible, energetic person
or couple to live on premises. References required. Salary will
depend on experience. Please send resumes to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, on Orcas Island, is seeking the
services of a full time Couple/Manager to provide onsite
management support, 24/7. A manager’s unit is included for
this purpose, along with a generous compensation package.
Applicants must have a proven record of effectively dealing with
the public. Desirable skills include basic PC computing; and
basic handyman experience. Applicants must submit a summary of
work experience with contact information to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a non-profit organization in Elma.
Must be bondable and a criminal and credit check will be
required. Requires handyman, carpentry and mechanical skills, and
being in good physical shape with a current driver’s
license. The hours during summer may be 60 per week and in winter
as little as 20 per week. Will need to mow and maintain three
properties, clean clubhouse bathrooms and showers daily, repair
and paint when needed, clean gutters, replace light bulbs, fill
pot holes, maintain culverts, and trim limbs. Must have a great
attitude and be self-motivated, and work well with others.
Computer skills would be nice and some bookkeeping skills. This
position includes a two bedroom house, garage, light, water and
garbage, plus a $1,200/month salary to start. Please mail your
resume to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
all your contact info. 


CARETAKER NEEDED for my cottage in the mountains of West
Virginia, one mile from the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas
County. The place, which sits on five acres, consists of a
cottage, a well, a spring, two streams, and several outbuildings.
It has sat vacant for almost ten years. I’d like to have it
lived in, as well as 10 - 12 hours per week of handyperson
efforts. If interested, please mail a letter (do not email or fax
– the property owner will only be answering mailed letters)
to Attn: “West Virginia Cottage Caretaker”, The
Caretaker Gazette, 3 Estancia Lane, Boerne, TX 78006 so we can
then forward your letter to the property owner.

CAMPGROUND HOST needed mid-May through September. East Lynn Lake
in East Lynn has available RV Campground Host positions which
require the volunteer(s) to live in the recreation area and
perform the duties to operate a campground or day use recreation
area. It is our goal to provide a family oriented camping
experience by personally greeting East Lynn Lake visitors in a
friendly and courteous manner, and, to promote the safe,
responsible use of project facilities and resources, while
providing high quality customer service and information. The
Campground Host Volunteers will be provided with a designated,
electric and water, RV hook-up campsite for the entire season May
through September. To apply, please mail your resume to


APARTMENT CARETAKERS needed to manage a 130 unit apartment
community. Must be a couple or two person team and must live
on-site. The compensation package begins with a two bedroom
apartment, two parking spaces, and a large weekly salary for both
people, and multiple opportunities for additional income! Only
serious applicants will be considered. Prior property management
experience is a must. Please mail your resume to

A MATURE COUPLE is needed to work on at a beautiful lakefront
resort on Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk. Help needed includes light
landscaping, plumbing, and electrical work; housekeeping
responsibilities; and hospitality duties, in exchange for free
use of one of our cottages or mobile home site. If interested,
please send your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER AND RANCH HELP needed. We have a small ranch in
Riverton in central Wyoming. We can provide free housing for
approximately fifteen hours of work a week on the ranch. Duties
include yard up keep, horse and pet care as well as housesitting
when we are away. Some occasional child care for a ten-year-old
boy will be needed. A fit, non-smoking, single person or couple
would work out fine here. Taking an outside job is no problem.
Must have a driver’s license and have your own vehicle.
Must provide references. Please email 


Mature Couple looking for a caretaking position starting
in January through March 2010 in the W. Palm Beach, FL area.
Please contact us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property manager on East side of Tucson, AZ has time to
help you on weekends. Excellent references. Please call

Midcoast Maine, Professional Estate Manager – Right
Hand Man, relocating from Boston's Northshore in 2010. Mature
gentleman, 50, trustworthy, bright, capable, communicative,
responsible, conscientious, healthy, proactive, results-oriented,
organized, self-starter, discrete, handy, reliable, flexible, and
friendly. I solve problems, handle issues, and manage property,
projects, and personal needs. Seeking full or part-time,
non-residential, collaborative arrangement, within one hour of
Camden. Strong references, excellent credit, effectively serving
the affluent since 1984. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced property/estate manager seeks long term
employment with a friendly CT/NY area family. Can act as hands on
grounds manager/administrative assistant/house manager for one or
multiple residences. Extensive managerial experience that
includes establishing, implementing, and maintaining property
budgets, maintenance programs and housekeeping tasks. Energetic,
personable man of discretion with integrity, intelligence, a
positive attitude, an intuitive nature, an eye for details and
style with great personal skills, computer knowledge, and
organizational abilities. Will work with property personnel and
vendors to make sure the home is run fluidly. Willing to travel
if necessary. Over 15 years experience in the field of estate
management. Excellent references available upon request. Please
email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Locations of interest: Caribbean, Central America, Mexico,
USA. I am seeking a housesitter or caretaker position for
home, estate or hotel in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico
or USA. I have extensive experience as a certified property
manager with luxury residential communities and resorts in the
USA, Micronesia, Caribbean, and Mexico. I am responsible, mature,
self-sufficient, flexible, clean, organized, and a highly
creative problem solver who can care for animals, plants, and do
light housekeeping, cooking, errands, oversee staff and
contractors. What I don’t have is: pets, dependents or bad
habits like smoking, drugs or partying. I do have an independent
income. Open to a variety of situations; prefer assignments that
are 3 + months in length.  Please call

Woman in her mid-thirties seeking a housesitting caretaking
position for this winter. I am a talented gardener with my
own business in the Hamptons in NY. I am looking to relocate for
the winters - ideally would like to be somewhat near the coast in
Florida, South Carolina or California. I also am very experienced
with livestock, especially horses. I have managed a ranch out
here in the winters the last two years I was in charge of 120
horses, cows, sheep, goats and dogs. Ideally would love a
situation to incorporate the care of horses and or gardening. I
do have two very well behaved dogs that would be with me. Can
provide references. Please contact Dee email 

Hawaii. Non-smoking-non-drinker retired design build
architect on Oahu seeks salaried live in estate manager
position-available to relocate-reliable-excellent references.

Experienced property maintenance handyman available.
Honest and trustworthy. Good References. Please call

Creative person seeks housesitting in quiet setting -
Midwest/Southwest/E. Coast. Simpatico with people/pets/plant
world. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Please contact Joan at

Grand Cayman: Looking for a house-sit from December 18 -
January 4. Single Canadian professional going to Grand Cayman to
visit family. References available. Please email 

Summer 2010 house sit wanted in a cool climate (above
4,000' elevation) in western US or Canada for one to three
months. Fourteen years experience, great references.  Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your phone number.
Thank you.

Licensed/bonded mechanical/electrical engineer, handyman,
with tools, and RV.  Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Mature, professional educator and Certified Life Coach
seeking a housesitting position in London during the Holiday
season: December 25, 2009 through January 2, 2010. Loves caring
for plants and pets. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are seeking employment as a couple to manage the
operations, habitat, and grounds of fishing, hunting, or game
preserve, club, or private estate. Our combined experience
includes business ownership, management, construction, event
planning, caretaking, and executive, administrative, and personal
assistance. These skills coupled with our experience and passion
for hunting, fishing and shooting sports, uniquely qualifies us
to make a significant contribution to the efficiency, security,
and management of any property. We demonstrate effective
communication skills, work well independently, and are
self-starters. Additionally we have experience in training and
managing other workers as well as working well with the public.
Our careers, personal lives, and interests have taught us the
proper balance of respect and efficiency necessary for operating
and managing wildlife and hunting properties. We would enjoy
discussing how we could assist you in meeting your needs. We are
available by phone at the numbers below and look forward to
meeting you in person to learn more about how we can put our
range of skills, experience, and passion to work for you. Please

Mature, professional female seeking housesitting/animal
care/plant care opportunities in the Cambridge, Easton and
Salisbury, Maryland areas. Very responsible, considerate, and
versatile. Please email Joy at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave message.

Mature couple looking for short term warm weather
housesitting, petsitting, maintenance opportunity.
Experienced handyman, retired law enforcement officer, boating
and small engine experience. "Jack of all trades, master of
none". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call

Couple available, semi-retired rancher seeking year round,
long term position as manager/caretaker. Experience includes but
not limited to horses, cattle, barns, pastures, mountain living.
Salary negotiable, excellent references available,
non-smoking/drinking/drugs. Please call

Hawaii (Big Island) North and South Kohala, North Hamakua.
Licensed Contractor 25 years experience looking to augment
business. I provide services to several Property Managers for
Resort Homes. Excellent Owner and Management references. Open to
On or Offsite arrangements. New Construction, Remodel,
Restoration and Maintenance. Small Equipment operation. Insured.
Large Vendor List. Live a Healthy Lifestyle, No Drink, Smoke or
Drugs. Excellent Credit. Wife and 12-year-old son able to share
responsibilities. Love animals. Consider other Islands for
win/win opportunity. Mahalo, Contact info: 

Wanted: cottage on a North Shore, Long Island, New York.
Property in exchange for caring for home/pets. Please email 

Excellent, experienced caretaking team seeks paid position
in the Pacific Northwest. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume, photos and complete

Professional, computer-based, medical researchers
currently seeking a housesitting position in a quiet setting
within a 30-mile radius of Menlo Park. If you have pets, they
will have the best of care, love, and attention. Having
previously owned and maintained beautiful, upscale homes in gated
communities, we have meticulous standards regarding property
upkeep. We are seeking a (minimum) 2bd/2ba, and high-speed
internet (WIFI preferred), non-smoking environment. We are bonded
and insured, certified in animal CPR, members of: National
Concierge Association, and Professional United Pet-Sitters
Association References available upon request. Michael and

Kauai-East to North Shore. Owners of Da Kine Wine in Kapaa
seek caretaking situation. Experience in five star hospitality
management, security, landscaping, and food and beverage. I am a
certified sommelier and my business partner is a CIA trained
chef. Compensation is flexible depending on responsibilities.
Please contact Daniel at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Aloha begins with me.

Born Caretaker - Active female 50 seeks full-time position
Western States. Experienced in House, Garden, Child and Pet care.
Excellent Cook. Honest, responsible, meticulous, hard-working,
friendly, 3X homeowner, non-smoker. Exceptional references.

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Handyman seeks a well-paid caretaker position. Reliable,
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Professional Dog Caretaker/Sitter, 25+ years experience.
Outstanding references. Please email 

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51-year-old man with diverse experience in maintenance,
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Energetic, fit, experienced, hardworking couple, seeks
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Position Desired: Experienced former business owner and
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Mature (50's) homeowner looking for
caretaking/housesitting opportunities in Vermont or New Hampshire
(remote/country is preferred). Skills include: household
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animal care, cooking, cleaning, housekeeping, driving,
bookkeeping, personnel hiring, training, supervision, special
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Engineer looking to housesit in southern CA, AZ or anywhere
with no snow! Avid dog walker and cat lover. Handywoman too;
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Physician-In-Training relocating to Washington DC. Looking
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Couple looking to re-locate in the Anchorage area of
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Small Family Looking For Home and Land to Care For. No
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and using light and heavy machinery. Experience with electrical,
plumbing, general carpentry, painting and tile work. We can
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Financially independent, physically fit, stable single mature
male will provide live in caretaker/security services on
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numerous credible references. I’m a professional sales
engineer; work alone from home and flexible regarding location.
I’m self disciplined a non smoker and require no
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Dependable young woman who loves to travel seeks a place
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Estate, Resort, Manager, Caretaker available. Responsible,
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educated, long-term management experience in corporate. Resident
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New York/Connecticut: Responsible, non-smoking couple with
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