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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 169th ISSUE!       
(206) 462-1818        www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                           Volume 29, Number

January/February 2011                          ISSN 1074-3642 


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 26 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Sheri Lynn Wilson - A versatile caretaker
- 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


ANIMAL-LOVING CARETAKER needed for a Hobby Farm in Thomasville. A
small hobby farm couple needs a caretaker for horses, sheep,
cats, dogs, and other rescue animals. A nice brick house of your
own will be provided in exchange for animal and yard work. This
would be excellent for a retired person. This is a rural Alabama
setting with a fish pond, woods, log cabin, and a covered bridge.
We are a middle-aged, Christian couple, and published authors.
For more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NOW TAKING 2011 RESERVATIONS for a summer Seasonal Facilities
Manager for a remote Alaskan lodge(s). You will be responsible
for operating and maintaining the physical infrastructure of two
remote lodges, including tools, equipment, buildings, vehicles
and grounds. During the summer season, this person trains,
supervises and instructs a four to six person crew. A full job
description and application instructions are available on the
employment pages of the company. Please visit our website at

VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND HOSTS needed in Alaska State Parks. Over 60
different positions available statewide. Camp hosts receive a
campsite, stipend, and training for 40 hours/week. Time may be
split by couple. Our season is May to September with a minimum
four week commitment. Please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email the Volunteer Coordinator at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also visit our website at


CARETAKER NEEDED for a farm in Mendoza, Argentina. We have a 7.5
hectare farm with alfalfa in production and a comfortable two
bedroom farmhouse for accommodation. Income from the farm will be
yours in exchange for caretaking responsibilities. We are a
self-sufficient farm with an established vegetable plot, mature
fruit trees (apricot, plum, and fig) and herb garden. Flood
irrigation with 9½ hours weekly. Farm could also be used
for animals if desired. Located on a paved road, just 12 km. from
the city of San Rafael. Looking for a reliable non-smoking person
or couple for a one year term, with option to purchase. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.    


WE NEED A PERSON with a very special skill set: Chef, Yoga
Instructor and Gardener.  The  successful  candidate  must have
professional chef skills. Person will be in charge of two
breakfast shifts and two dinner shifts per week. Additional hours
available for Yoga instruction and gardening. Room and meals
provided for a single person only, with additional hourly
compensation. We are an upscale guest ranch located in the
mountains of southern Arizona. You will need your own
transportation and a long term commitment for the right person.
Please send your resume and salary requirements for consideration

RANCH HELP NEEDED - Looking for a long term individual with own
RV to be part of our Southern Arizona donkey rescue facility. We
are a rural "off grid" sanctuary in the beautiful
Sonoran Desert. Will exchange full RV hook-up and high speed
internet for help with daily barn chores; about three hours work
per day; no compensation. Must appreciate rural living and be
comfortable around donkey's, horses and dogs; your pets are
welcome. Individual must be mature, independent and respectful of
nature. Sincerity about wanting to be a part of a rescue effort
is desirable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED HELP with chores in and around the house in exchange for
free rent and utilities. We are looking for a couple or person
comfortable with good natured, lovable horses and comfortable
with living 12 miles from the city limits. In case we are gone
for a night or more the responsibilities will be feeding the
birds and of course the horses and maintaining the barn area and
cleaning the manure of the two horses. No special skills are
necessary. If interested in long term stay, for the 24 foot
trailer, 10½ hours per week in exchange for living space
and utilities for one person, and 15 per week for two people. For
accommodations in the 40 + foot 5th wheel trailer 26 hours per
week for two people. The surrounding land is very beautiful and
very unpopulated, with lots of wildlife. We are basically
surrounded by national forest land. Hiking and riding trails
abound, ruins dating back 800 to 1,000 years are present
everywhere ... you need only discover them. There are a zillion
stars, much privacy and quietude. There are no fast food chains
down the block and no pizza delivery! Be aware: if you like to
socialize a lot, there are not enough people to do that here. For
more information please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Earlier this year my husband and I responded to one of the
Gazette caretaking positions that you had sent out through one of
your email updates but we were not selected for the position. The
landowners just contacted us again and have now offered us the
job! It turns out that the couple who originally accepted the
position had to leave for personal reasons. We accepted the
opportunity and are ready to start our new adventure! Thanks for
helping us!  D. and M. R., Sonoma, CA

Congratulations Dan and Mary. Glad you were able to use one of
our email updates. Thanks for sharing your good news!

Dear Editor, I first encountered The Caretaker Gazette when I
interviewed its publisher, Gary Dunn, for an MSN Money article
called "How you can live rent-free”
http://tinyurl.com/nxozcl. Too bad I didn't re-read this article
before acquiring a couple of housesitters of my own. I spent
nearly four months away from home and had two different people
watching my place, with varying degrees of success -- mostly
because I neglected the cardinal rule of housesitting: "Get
everything in writing." No lasting harm done, and I was
actually able to turn it into an essay for my personal website,
"The true and simple rules for house-sitting”
http://tinyurl.com/385e9qo. One of the comments left by a reader
contained a piece of advice I'd like to offer to Caretaker
Gazette subscribers: The reader, a full-time housesitter, says
she takes detailed photographs in case she moves things around.
When it's time for her to leave, she can be sure of having
everything back in its place. Wish my housesitters had known
that. I'm still trying to figure out why a nightlight was removed
from one room and plugged in under the dining table. Best
regards, D. F., Seattle, WA

Donna, it was a pleasure being interviewed by you for your
piece on www.msn.com. We always emphasize to both property owners
and housesitters to put as much as you can in writing, even if
you need a housesitter for just a weekend. And thanks for sharing
the tip about photographing the inside of a home at the very
start of housesitting. It’s great advice!

Gary just wanted to drop you a quick thanks. For the past several
years, I was away from my home base working in Boston. I travel
with work and for pleasure and often need a temporary Mom for my
Cocker Spaniel. Even with strong support from friends and family,
I still had gaps in house/dog-sitting coverage, so I ran my first
ad with you in 2007. The sitters that I found through the Gazette
were amazing.  People came from all over the US and Canada for a
week at a time. They were a pleasure to meet and I was relieved
to know that they would be at home while I was away. My friends
and family thought I was nuts to let strangers come to visit, but
I could not have been happier with the experience.  I still keep
in touch with some of the sitters. I have returned to my home
base and no longer need sitters, but I still keep my eye on the
Gazette and maybe one day I will be a sitter for someone. Thanks
for offering this unique opportunity! K. P., Cincinnati OH

Thanks for your note, Kelly. Property owners have told us
they’ve found the most experienced and reliable
housesitters and caretakers via The Caretaker Gazette.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without the
Publisher’s prior written permission. 

Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a vacation property in the National
Forest from early-April to October 2011. Maintain a small organic
garden, flower beds and fruit trees; light property maintenance
and housekeeping in exchange for a furnished cottage, free long
distance, DSL internet and $200/month stipend. This peaceful
property is located two miles from Lake Ouachita and 25 miles
west of Hot Springs. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER and caring person needed to look after our two
pampered pooches and our herb and veggie garden in Victor Harbor,
South Australia (a seaside resort township one hour from
Adelaide) from December 23, 2010 until January 2, 2011. Victor
Harbor is a lovely holiday town to spend a while. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

ACTIVE CARETAKER NEEDED for a farming operation in Coolah. A
newly renovated four bedroom house with electricity will be
provided, with possible paid remuneration, in return for light
farm duties. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in North Scottsdale, Tasmania. We would love
to find a lovely middle aged lady or couple to look after our
home and three little dogs and canary in May of 2011. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER POSITION available for one (or more) months
at our beautiful retreat and community centre in Balingup, South
Western Australia, from September onwards.  Duties include
meeting and greeting guests, grounds maintenance and domestic
maintenance. Accommodation provided in own room, with shared
living quarters. You will be under the supervision of our
Caretaker, and be part of a team of community volunteers.  There
is also access to Buddhist teaching and retreat if you are
interested. Please visit our website to find out more

FARMHAND/CARETAKER needed. We are looking for a full-time,
live-in farmhand to work on a large family operated property,
located in the Hunter Valley, NSW, 15km from Maitland. A very
comfortable, three bedroom, air conditioned cottage is available.
The successful applicant will work alongside the Property
Manager, and have experience with both cattle and horses. An
understanding of pastures, irrigation, and farm machinery is
essential. Current chemical and chainsaw operation certificates
are also essential as well as a current car license. It is
important that the person has the ability to show initiative, is
personable and is willing to learn. This is an excellent
opportunity for someone with a passion for farming and keen to be
involved in the day to day running of the property. This could be
suitable for a couple or individual. Please apply with references

CARETAKER needed. We require an honest and reliable person for
our caretaker’s role for Pioneer Park Emerald. Free
accommodation provided in return for mowing and general
maintenance duties. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN ACTIVE CARETAKER is needed for a 200 acre property between
Yass/Murrumbateman (about 30 minutes north of Canberra and
2½ hours south of Sydney). This position is suitable for
one person or a couple. Accommodation and small wage will be
provided in return for light gardening and general maintenance.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE that needs someone to care for while we
are away from December 19th until January 9th. It is at the base
of Mount Dandenong, a mountain in the suburbs of Greater
Melbourne, Victoria. We have a lovely cat and five chickens that
need care. We also have veggie gardens that will have food to be
eaten if so inclined. We are close to freeways and shopping
centers. If you are available and interested, please call

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed to assist in the management of a small
18 room hostel for backpackers in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.
We are offering accommodation and employment for an enthusiastic
person or a couple. Need to have permanent Australian residency
and be honest, reliable, friendly and outgoing. Duties required
are general cleaning, marketing, booking, reservations and
check-ins. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE OR SINGLE NEEDED to housesit from December 20, 2010 until
January 6, 2011 in Hobart, Tasmania. Must be security conscious
and able to enjoy a historic sandstone cottage in the central
business district of North Hobart. We live in a quiet and central
area, with no upkeep required, plenty of room, and have two cats
who are not really pampered at all. A no stress situation for
those who like to eat out and enjoy Hobart's festive season.
Please email Linda at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


CARETAKER WANTED for a private island in Exumas, Bahamas from
January through April 2011. Need a responsible, non-smoker,
single or couple. Small boat operation and maintenance experience
required. Carpentry, general maintenance, and small equipment
mechanic skills needed. Private living arrangements provided. For
details, please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 


HELP NEEDED to caretake a private residence in Placencia Village.
This position requires the maintenance of a lush tropical garden,
structures and a dog and cat. House provided along with a salary.
References needed and an understanding of Spanish and third world
living would be a plus. Please email a letter about yourself,
along with your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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. For details, email:


SACRAMENTO HOMEOWNER seeking a single housesitter ASAP for free
rent/utilities. Furnished master with large closets, private
bathroom, wireless internet. Quiet neighborhood close to
conveniences. Duties: feeding animals/light housekeeping. Must be
clean/neat, non-smoker. Household: one well-mannered German
Shepherd dog, three in/out cats and egg-laying chickens. No
additional pets please. Organic garden with tomatoes, squash,
etc. Busy owner present/needs house occupied while at work with
dog. Possible stipend available at the end of the assignment.
Please reply with profile to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

housekeeping, maintenance, landscaping and security on our
property. Full time duties for both employees will include (i)
weekly housekeeping including cleaning, laundry, windows, grocery
shopping and errands; (ii) maintenance of equipment, vehicles,
water systems, fencing and ponds; (iii) schedule and oversee
contractors, suppliers and service providers when on property;
(iv) landscaping including mowing, trimming, pruning, firewood
cutting, splitting and stacking, chipping and weed control; and
(v) maintenance of garden and greenhouse when owners are absent.
Make guests comfortable meeting their needs. The right couple
will be organized, detail oriented, self starting, capable of
anticipating owners' needs and motivated to please. Must be
discreet and respectful of highly private owners. Must be on site
when owners travel requiring a flexible work schedule. Must be
fit and in good health with a current driver’s license.
Non-smokers, no drugs or alcohol. Salary, housing and other
benefits provided. Please email your resume including salary
requirements, a current photo and references to

CARETAKER REQUIRED for our 40 acre estate. Duties will include
landscaping, brush clearance, animal care, and driving. This is a
part-time position in the foothills of the Sierras. We are
located 10 minutes from Mountain Ranch, (nearest towns are San
Andreas and Jackson). The location is beautiful and property is
mainly parkland like and forest. There is an in-ground pool and
extensive landscaping to take care of. This position is really
trade for rent. We have a nice 25’ trailer for the
caretaker and we expect 10 hours work per week. We will pay for
any hours above 10. We are seeking somebody for a permanent job.
My husband and I live on the property. The caretaker will work
with me or my husband or on his own. We need a caretaker now and
are actively looking for one. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE/PET SITTER NEEDED for a charming small house in northern
California wine country, January 5 through March 23, 2011.
Looking for a responsible, capable person to be in house while I
am traveling.  Two indoor cats need loving care and appreciate
company. Native plants and roses require light maintenance. House
is within easy walking distance from downtown Santa Rosa, three
blocks from a twice weekly farmers market, one hour from San
Francisco, and approximately 40 minutes from the coast. It has
wood floors, wireless internet and lots of sunshine in the living
area. Cats would not accept additional pets! For more
information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WILDERNESS RESORT CARETAKER needed near Mt. Shasta. A spectacular
mountain home available along with perfect weather, lakes and
trails. Camp and help at our mountain resort. We have a seasonal
opening for an individual with good maintenance skills. You must
have a love for wilderness living and positive personal
qualities. Our guests share this beautiful wilderness resort for
Weddings and Family Reunions. We are one hour north of Redding.
Sorry, no pets. Lots of local hiking, lakes, peace and quiet,
pure air, clean water, and no traffic. For immediate
consideration, please submit your application at


Tofino, BC, starting January 1, 2011. We need help in our guest
operations for six beautiful self-contained vacation rentals
suites. We have a warm family and couples atmosphere. Housing and
utilities provided along with some hourly paid services and
incentives. Duties include, guest reservations and services,
light bookkeeping, housekeeping, yard/building maintenance, and
overseeing other workers occasionally.  New private manager's
suite is provided on site year-round. This position would be
suitable for a non-smoker, responsible, mature, flexible, couple
or individual, with good people skills, attention to detail, who
is able to self-motivate and manage other workers occasionally.
Experience would be preferred but we will consider training the
right person based on aptitude and interest. This is a full-time
position for half the year and part-time for the winter. It is
not suited for individuals or a couple who are only interested in
filling a housing need. Please send us an email with a resume and
some details about yourself, including a few references with
contact info please, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE/PET SITTER WANTED for our home in British Columbia.
Experience winter in Southern British Columbia, the first week of
January for one month. Our dog and cat need loving care plus
we’re 25 minutes away from great skiing, boarding, and
cross-country. Please apply with references to

ISLAND CARETAKER POSITION available. We are searching for a
live-in, full-time, salaried caretaker couple on a private island
with multiple structures and modern infrastructure systems, in
the vicinity of Whaletown, Cortes Island, BC.
Responsibilities/requirements: must be a mature couple in good
health, with valid driver's licenses, good driving records,
minimum basic first aid and stable employment histories. Good
people skills and ability to work well with other personnel in a
remote location. Administrative duties require: basic clerical
and management skills and computer literacy. Experience with
small boat operation and routine outboard maintenance. Knowledge
of marine safety and navigation with a valid PCO (Pleasure Craft
Operator Card). General knowledge in grounds keeping, gardening
and housekeeping. Experience in operations of equipment and
machinery, knowledge of mechanics, electrical, water systems,
generators and building maintenance. Benefits and housing: salary
and benefits based on experience and expected responsibilities.
Fully furnished two bedroom house with utilities provided.
References will be required. Please submit resumes and/or letter
outlining qualifications and salary expectations to:

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER to clean rooms, work the front
desk, care for pets and other miscellaneous duties, in the Grand
Forks, BC area. Looking for a caretaker for the winter months to
start ASAP. This could possibly be a long-term position for the
right person. Prefer a retired single or couple looking for free
accommodations. Must enjoy cleaning and have an eye for detail.
Must have common sense skills and work without supervision. Could
work into a permanent paid position in time. Please email


construction, carpentry, permaculture gardening, eco-building
with earth, bamboo, etc. on Guadeloupe Island. We have fruit
trees, mangoes, coconuts, bananas, etc. We are located in a small
village and the beach is three km away. If you have experience
with construction and permaculture, please email me at


MATURE, CATHOLIC WOMAN needed to live in a monastery setting,
with private room in exchange for light housekeeping and small
duties. Must love animals, have references and your own
transportation. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


OUR 69 ACRE FINCA/FARM borders the Rincon rainforest reserve
which is part of a wider conservation area in the northern region
of Costa Rica. This conservation area includes Guanacaste
National Park, Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Santa Rosa
National Park. We strive to support local conservation efforts
through sustainable living and farming practices and sustainable
forest management and aim to create a replicable model of these
practices for local people and international visitors. Some of
the ways we do this is by applying permaculture design, organic
farming, natural building and composting. We are seeking
volunteers who will be involved in all aspects of life on the
farm and can assist with planting, tending the gardens, feeding
the animals, cooking, gathering firewood, natural building
projects. We have a beautiful river that provides us with water
for drinking, bathing, washing, and watering during the dry
season. Accommodations and meals are provided. Volunteers are
encouraged to bring their suggestions, ideas and to collaborate
with us on any projects they wish to develop. If interested,

VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS needed at Rancho Mastatal. You can mingle
daily with the beautiful Campesino people, make lifelong friends
and participate in a style of living that changes them forever.
Volunteering and interning at Rancho Mastatal offers you the
unique opportunity to feel and become a part of the magic and
beauty of this infrequently visited area of Costa Rica. Rancho
Mastatal is an environmental learning and sustainable living
center, rural sanctuary and lodge located in and on the edge of
the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s
beautiful Puriscal County. To learn more and to apply, please

VOLUNTEERS interested in sustainable and organic agriculture can
come, learn and experience on our family-run agroecological farm
located in La Valle de General, three hours south of San Jose. We
have horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit trees,
grass for forage, several crop species, spring-water wells,
rainforest, red worm composting, biogas digester, and a pond.
Work includes construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds,
soil conservation, maintenance of medicinal plants, maintaining
the spring water wells, harvesting crops and other projects
related to the day-to-day maintenance of the farm. You need to be
reasonably fit. The work is meant to be exhilarating not
exhausting. For more information, please email us at


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. Please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


project, mostly because we offer plenty of caretaking activities
that benefit the rain forest here. In other words, our caretaking
options are more in the sense of taking care of reforestation
projects. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a piece of land in the rain
forest of the lower mountain region of northwestern Pichincha's
province. There are many things a volunteer caretaker can engage
in at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: from work in facilities such as road
maintenance, house bio-construction projects (mainly orchard
woods, bamboo and cob), up to other activities such as
reforestation projects maintenance. We are also very open to new
initiatives from volunteers who may contribute to the
establishing of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX as a space for conservation
and a sustainable life style. Another important aspect of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX lies in its attempt to become a space for
people who want to have a practical experience of what it means
to have a different relation to nature. We work this aspect at a
personal level and at a practical level through the multiple
activities that need to be done. We also work our relation to
nature through occasional workshops and traditional shamanic
ceremonies with powerful plants. For the rest of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – it is a space to relax in and learn
from nature! For more information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COMPANION needed for an elderly, socially
active widow living in Ascot (one hour from Central London).
Driving is essential, own car provided. Animal lover a must (she
has two dogs and a cat). The widow smokes. Cooking and some light
housework will be required. The position is available from early
December, for a minimum of a four month stay preferred.
References will be taken up, and if you have completed a criminal
background check – that will be an advantage. Please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

COUPLE REQUIRED for a house in Salisbury Wiltshire. Must be
dog-loving and prepared to work weekends and public holidays.
Responsibilities include cooking, housekeeping, house/pool
maintenance and security. Both must be excellent drivers. The
financial package includes a three bedroom cottage. The start
date will be in February 2011. Please apply in writing including


LONG AND SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS are sought to assist with cooking,
gardening, carpentry, administration and office work at a new
backpacker’s accommodation project located in the Paradise
of Fiji. We offer accommodation for backpackers and nature,
cultural and historic tours of Fiji. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional information.


SITE HELPERS required for a small campsite from April until
September 2011. Come and enjoy the tranquility and beautiful
surroundings of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in rural France
beside the river and town of Chef Boutonne. This is a place to
spend time with the Braley and Cook family. There are separate
areas for mobile caravans and caravans/tents, located on opposite
sides of the beautiful former watermill. We need couples only,
please. General duties are in reception, gardening, and cleaning.
Caravan or camper vans are essential. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, or email us at

COUPLE REQUIRED for a home in the South of France. Gentleman must
have a clean driving license and be prepared to do odd jobs as
well. The lady is to perform general household duties and
preferably be able to cook. Good accommodations are available.
Excellent references are required. Please mail your resume and


LIVE AND WORK ON A REMOTE ISLAND. Fulltime position available for
an adaptable and versatile person. Requires: handyman skills,
boating experience, and guest relations. Benefits: private house,
includes utilities, paid vacation, and health insurance. Please
send your resume and four references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED next June, north of Hamburg near Itzehoe. I
need a housesitter, female or gay, lesbians desirable, for my
remote farm house, beautiful garden with pond, orchard and cat.
Duties will include cat feeding and cuddling, watering the
plants, lawn-mowing and weeding is possible. You can harvest and
eat all the vegetables and fruits which ripen during your time
here. The city of Hamburg is about an hour by car, the North Sea
Coast with swimming possibilities is about 20km and some
beautiful old towns are nearby - including an archeological
center with a stone-age village and primeval forest. I can offer
a bicycle and my car if a valid driver's license is presented.
Fast internet access and telephone is available (Germany
including all other connections must be paid by call). The
housesitter needs to be non-smoking, clean and no drugs. Friends
living nearby can be called and would help anytime. I can pick
you up at Hamburg airport and bring you here. After very good
experience I would even prefer house swapping with a New Mexican.
So if your house in New Mexico is empty then anyway, I could
attend it. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

January until the end of February 2011 (eight weeks, the exact
dates will be decided later). We have two big dogs (setter mix?)
that cannot be left alone for more than a couple of hours at a
time. They love to go for walks, though separately and always on
a leash!). Once a week they have dog training. Our house is in a
rural area, some 30 km south of Hamburg. There are a few
amenities like sauna, whirlpool, and open fire place. Please pay
your own food, transport, and international phone calls. You need
your own car unless you are satisfied to be taken along for
shopping by our neighbors once a week. If interested, please


HELP NEEDED. Our off grid eco sustainable organic farm
incorporates organic sustainable agroecology, permaculture,
agroforestry, regenerative agriculture into our living
educational homestead project. We want to attract folks who have
more altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly
stop the insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for
a new adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself,
and I, escapism, and adding to the problem). Learn to become part
of the solution instead part of the problem at Popai’s
educational living project. We are an educational living project
that aligns with peer reviewed scientific evidence that inspires
us to come up with solutions to co-create-caregive the mother of
us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable and responsible way. Rick
is a physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a
book and educate rather than medicate about creating a fair,
responsible, healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse
of the planet? Long term/occasional short term couples or single
folks, Peace Corp like folks, committed to deep ecology,
permaculture, and are health conscious,
drug/addiction/materialism free, responsible, energetic,
disciplined, fit, stable couple/single (age 20 - 40's) wanted. We
are asking that the couple/single "homestead dance" or
work trade in exchange for housing: 18 hours per week for single
or 28 hours a week per couple. Hours are flexible. The dance
entails: chopping coconuts, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, garden/structure
maintenance, making dog food and supplements for the cats. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes and
transport fodder, green/animal manures in wheelbarrows. Six
months minimum stay, but occasionally open to short term. Four
structures are available with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot shower, stove,
refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four miles away,
snorkeling 1½ miles. Desire pet, child, and auto free.
County bus transportation is free. Please send your resume,
references, and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Advent and Christmas in Reykjavík
from December 10 – 24, 2010. Volunteers join the festive
Christmas atmosphere and support the Reykjavík branch of
the Icelandic Red Cross handing out hot chocolate in the city
centre as a way of fundraising for its projects. We will help in
the preparation by putting up the chocolate stations, decorating
the tables, making the chocolate and taking it to the different
stations around the city. At the end of the day, we will assist
in taking down the stations and leaving the areas clean. In this
time of the year many families struggle to make ends meet and
need to reach out for support of any kind. The Red Cross
organizes food donations to them and we will assist them during
this busy time. The tasks will be to put food packages together,
organize and classify the food in stock and other related tasks.
Volunteers with artistic skills, such as singing, juggling,
playing music are encouraged to apply for this project as they
will have the chance to perform during the chocolate handout and
help to create a nice and friendly atmosphere. Accommodation will
be in a fully equipped house in Reykjavík, sleeping in
shared rooms in your own sleeping bag. Extra passes will be
available for access, free of charge, to geothermal swimming
pools. Tours and excursions will be available at discount fares.
Bring warm clothes as part of the project takes place outside.
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


CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED to live on-site year around. You can live
rent free (utilities not included)! This caretaker position
includes groundskeeping, cleaning cabins, and other camp duties.
To apply, please mail a letter of interest or your resume to


LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME experienced maintenance/caretaker person.
To apply, please mail your resume to Maintenance/Caretaker

AN ADULT COUPLE with homes in Indiana and Pennsylvania seeks a
live-in Household Manager for both homes. The right candidate
will be very mature and professional with experience working in
private homes. Must be flexible in meeting employers' needs.
Responsibilities include housecleaning, cooking, laundry, and pet
care. You will be required to travel with the couple to Georgia
during the winter months. This is a wonderful opportunity to work
for a lovely couple who will greatly appreciate your service
heart and quality work. Please respond only by email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested; no phone calls. Only
those with an employment application on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required experience will be


WE ARE LOOKING for a clean and tidy responsible caretakers and
gardeners to stay in our beautiful large Tuscany country home in
the Chianti countryside near Florence over the winter (the time
is flexible but from around December to until April) to care for
our wonderful dog and do some gardening/landscaping in return for
accommodation. Heating costs will need to be contributed to. You
will need a car and references.  The house is fairly newly
renovated, has wi-fi, satellite, etc. and has a large fireplace.
Please send any interest or enquiries for further information to

NEED HOUSESITTER(S) for our home in the Teramo Abruzzo area of
Italy during the times when the house is not rented. The house is
located in Valle San Giovanni (Abruzzo) Italy – a small
village of 350 people. You can read more about the house and see
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email Stefano at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and information. Thanks.


ANIMAL CARETAKER needed ASAP fulltime in New Orleans, LA. Must
take care of our eight indoor cats and can stay rent free in a
house. We prefer a single older lady. Must be a non-smoker,
non-drinker. Our place is private and clean. Please call


CARETAKER POSITION available in northeastern Massachusetts.
Long-term caretaker(s) wanted for 70 acres of fields and
woodland; perennial borders, lawns, and eight retired horses.
Caretaker should have knowledge of farm machinery, horse care,
and grounds keeping. A three bedroom apartment will be provided.
Owners live on the property. Conditions/payment to be mutually
agreed upon. References and interview required. Please reach us

CARETAKER NEEDED. Seeking an individual with practical caretaking
experience for a live-in position to care for an elderly woman
including light housekeeping and cooking. Air travel
(Massachusetts and Florida) and driver’s license required.
Please mail your qualifications to: Caretaker,


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Finca Los Tres Mundos. We are in need of
someone who is comfortable handling large animals and who has
experience living in rustic conditions, and who can commit to a
four month minimum stay. They would be staying in an adobe cabin
with a composting toilet and cooking on a wood-burning stove. To
learn more about us, and to apply, please visit our website at

CARETAKER NEEDED in Northern Baja, Mexico (safe from drug
cartels). 1,000 sq. ft. strawbale house in a classy gringo resort
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Two miles from the beach, one mile from
many amenities, fabulous water/mountain views. Quiet, private,
friendly neighbors. Pictures available at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(links page). Need a handy person/couple to
improve solar and water systems (basic) in exchange for rent for
a one year trial lease (extendable). Resort privileges (pool,
activities etc.). Prefer a semi-retired caretaker. Must supply
references/resume/picture. Serious inquiries only, please email

can caretake a combination of campground, rustic retreat center,
permaculture farm, and a forming ecovillage in Michoacan for one
month while the owners are away. This is a quiet setting, ideal
for writers or people who want a break from city life. Internet
access and electricity during the day. Sauna for hot showers.
Caretakers must love cats and dogs. A vehicle is not required but
if the caretakers have one we prefer that they have a
4-wheel-drive or pick-up as our road is rocky. We are seeking
people who have interest in the projects. The ideal applicants
will want to improve their resume and focus on an ecological
project here at the Bosque. Qualified applicants can contact us


CARETAKER TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL needed to live on-site in a large
two-bedroom unit at centrally located community in Minneapolis on
great public transportation lines. You will be responsible for
daily common area cleaning and yard work in a 182-unit complex,
plus month-end apartment turns. Limited emergency on-call duties
will also be required. Competitive compensation provided. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Please fax your cover letter and resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a lovely condominium building in
Bloomington. Boiler and pool licenses are required. Duties
include cleaning, record keeping and light maintenance. An
on-site apartment will be included in salary. Please fax resumes

ENJOY SUMMER while work camping on a deep clear Minnesota lake!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in Ponsford seeks two couples for
the 2011 season. Full RV hookup sites are provided for hours
worked, plus additional paid hours. Free boat and motor provided.
Work includes customer service, grounds maintenance, boat
launching, and facility maintenance. Couples should be in good
physical condition and enjoy working with people. Employment is
from May through mid-August. We can be flexible on the start and
end date. Please mail your resume and references to

This is a full-time position, 7am - 4pm Monday through Friday.
This upscale community has 165 units. Caretaker is required to
live on site. We are seeking a responsible, enthusiastic, and
detail orientated individual, with experience in general building
and apartment turn-over, and cleaning. Must be a team player.
Compensation includes salary, rent allowance, vacation, 401k and
health insurance. Please fax your resume to

HOA-CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in Edina. This non-profit organization is
searching for a couple with caretaker experience in a Homeowner's
Association. A boiler and pool license are required. Other
desirable skills include mechanical ability, handyman, computer,
cleaning ability. Compensation includes approximately
$2,000/month (depending on experience), a one bedroom condominium
use, medical coverage, phone, heat and electric utilities paid,
two weeks’ vacation/year, and up to 10 days paid sick leave
per year. Please fax your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE RENT-FREE on central Missouri acreage. Need a couple or
single person with excellent handyman skills to clean up and
repair the property, work with our realtor and stay in the home
until the home sells. Please respond by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Need references and letter or resume
describing skills. To start by January 1st. Length of stay
negotiable. Possible additional compensation negotiable.


PROPERTY CARETAKER needed for a private estate in Red Bank. The
position requires a full-time caretaker to oversee the
maintenance of a large home. Caretaker responsibilities will
include: house repairs and oversight of the lawn and landscaping;
required to drive family car occasionally and run errands for the
lady of the house. Must have a general understanding of
mechanical systems and required preventative maintenance. Must be
able to set priorities and work without daily oversight but still
get all the tasks done timely. Must have good references and a
respectable credit record, and speak English. Compensative salary
and benefits, and cottage on the property provided rent-free.
Please fax your resume (or a letter outlining your job history)
and salary history to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“Sheri Lynn Wilson - A versatile caretaker”
Date of Birth: 8-21-65
Interests: travel, reading, writing, everything nature, hiking,
fishing, boating, sports, films, music, good food, quality
company, but mostly experiencing new places, people, and
cultures, and learning to adapt to new environments and
Quote: "Do not go with the common path, go where there is no
path and leave a trail. There's no place like Roam."

                             Sheri Lynn Wilson

        Sheri Lynn Wilson was born and raised in a small town in
Iowa. Sheri recalls, “The extent of my travel experiences
as a child and young teen were family trips to our vacation home
on a little lake in Nisswa, Minnesota.” Sheri's first trip
out of the U.S. came much later in life when, in her early
20’s, she spent a week in Cozumel, Mexico. According to
Sheri, “I was hooked! I fell in love with Mexico and knew
that someday not only would I go back for another vacation, but I
had dreams that I would eventually wind up living there, and so I
        After graduating from high school, Sheri attended
Cosmetology Arts and Sciences School in Norman, Oklahoma and
managed a successful full service salon there. “After a
decade of being in business and on almost every board in town, I
was tired. I wanted a change of pace so I sold my salon, put my
house on the market and spent six months with a friend on his
36-foot luxury boat in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.” Sheri
learned how to read Charlie's charts and co-captain a power boat.
After this experience Sheri found, “I quickly realized that
I could live a lifestyle that allowed me to travel. I felt I had
a lot to offer the caretaker profession, so after reading The
Caretaker Gazette for the first time, I started applying for
caretaking jobs.”
        After responding to an ad in the Gazette, she accepted a
caretaking position on Roatan, an island off Honduras. Sheri's
responsibilities included caring for a large estate, providing
security and taking care of staff.  Her boating skills came in
handy on Roatan as commuting to the next town, or cay, was by
skiff, dodging the coral reefs.
        Since Sheri's stint on Roatan, she secured several other
caretaking jobs thanks to the Gazette. She has been a caretaker
for a remote cabin in the Arkansas Ozarks, near the White River.
Sheri next secured a position with a friend on Bakers Island, a
private island off the New England coast. Sheri's primary
responsibility was to look after 60 privately owned cottages,
keep trespassers away, and communicate with the Salem
harbormaster and the Coast Guard when the Lighthouse needed
renovation. Sheri was entirely off the grid there, no cars, no
restaurants, or movie theatres but was just a mere boat ride away
from all that. Once again her boating skills were honed as the
only means of transportation was via a dinghy. She recalls that
the island was magical and lush and mystical, and the cottage
owners were very kind and friendly.
        Sheri also was the sole caretaker for a Cerillos, New
Mexico ranch that was featured on The Today Show segment about
The Caretaker Gazette. Sheri took care of feeding horses, cows, a
bull and several dogs and a cat. “I loved being on this
ranch. I love the owners very much as they were extremely good to
me and taught me so much about life and not sweating the small
stuff.” Sheri remains in contact with the owners of the
ranch as they were more than her employers, they became trusted
friends. Sheri's most recent caretaking experiences were in Baja
Mexico, caring for large estate homes located on Cabo San Lucas
and the 'Riviera Corridor' between Cabo and San Jose del Cabo.
“I mostly did short term house/petsits for clients on a
regular basis, always maintaining a base home, which was also a
caretaking job.” For four years she lived off the grid in
estates on the Pacific Ocean side of Baja. She has extensive
caretaking experience with homes that are solar powered and
generator operated and can care for solar batteries and systems.
“I am used to this way of living and love it. I am
comfortable and at ease in remote settings as well as in
populated areas. I have developed many skills by being a
professional caretaker, always learning and adapting.” 
        Sheri has experience supervising gardeners, maids, chefs,
landscape architects, construction workers, and other household
staff. She ensures that they do their intended jobs and pays them
on behalf of the owners. 'My credentials are exemplary, and I
take my caretaking jobs very seriously. I try to provide the
utmost of care when I am on a job." Her list of references
is extensive.  Sheri is currently spending time with family and
friends in the Oklahoma area until she secures another caretaking
job. "As always, I will be perusing the trusty Caretaker
Gazette in order to secure another promising opportunity. I am
keeping my options wide open and the right job will come along.
With my former management skills, I can tackle just about
anything that comes my way. I can do off the grid living and fine
estate living. I am so grateful for the Gazette as my lifestyle
has been wonderful. I have had so many fantastic experiences thus
far due to all the people that keep the Gazette published. I am
open to long-term positions and short-term." Thanks for
letting me share my experiences and my story. My entire outlook
on life has expanded in so many wonderful ways thanks to the
Caretaker lifestyle. Happy trails!" 

                 Sheri on the balcony of the Cabo San Lucas


HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat for about four months, starting January 1. The condo
is quite large, over 1,900 square feet. There are three bedrooms;
the master bedroom has a large bath on the main floor. Two other
nice bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath. I have hardwood
floors on the first level. I live just steps away from the subway
and there is easy access to shopping right down my street. You
can live here rent-free, I will take care of all the utility
bills, but I cannot afford to offer any compensation. If you are
an interested cat-lover, please email me a message on why you
would be interested in staying here and taking care of my cat
while I’m gone, along with your references to

COUPLE NEEDED, roughly 30 miles outside of Manhattan. We seek a
responsible, experienced couple to live on the property of a
large private home with several structures. One will be a chef
who can create gourmet/healthy meals for small/large gatherings,
serving, clearing, and keeping an orderly kitchen. The other will
be responsible for frequent driving (must have a clean and valid
license), care for vehicles, general maintenance around property
(must be handy) and security of the property. Both must be
willing to run errands, shop, keep structures in good working
order and assist with other duties. Must be extremely flexible
with schedule, hours/days off, willing to work holidays, travel
as needed. Must enjoy being around children/pets, be trustworthy,
discreet, detail oriented, fluent English, Spanish a plus,
provide excellent references and be eligible to work in the
United States. Competitive salary, private housing and benefits
provided. Please email your resume, references, and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We conduct in-depth
reference and background checks on all of our hires.     

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER WANTED for a property in upstate New York
(near the Massachusetts border). Position is on-site, full time.
Two bedroom/one bath residence is provided. Responsibilities
include maintenance of buildings (post and beam barn, two rental
houses and owner’s home), grounds, and machinery, as well
as care of pets in owner’s absence. Strong mechanical
skills required (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating, small
engine and other equipment repair/maintenance). Positive,
friendly attitude and a sincere love of animals also required. To
ensure security of residents and property (against fire hazards,
unauthorized hunting, etc.), the caretaker will be expected to
assume a strong presence on the property. No drugs/no smoking.
Salary commensurate with experience. Current references required.
 Please send your resume and/or letter of interest to
description will be provided upon contact.


FARM CARETAKER needed. Private accommodation and outgoing in
return for regular help on a pretty farm property near Warkworth
(a small town in the upper North Island of New Zealand). This
would be suitable for a fit single, semi-retired person with a
farming background. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LA MARIPOSA (a non-profit Spanish school and eco-hotel) needs
volunteers. We are located in the beautiful hills of Masaya, just
an hour south of Managua. The purpose of this project is
community development and we work to employ as many local
Nicaraguans as possible. Within the last year, we have expanded
our employment sector, as well as our volunteer opportunities, by
creating multiple organic farms on various patches of land near
our small piece of property. You combine volunteer work with
Spanish classes: We offer 20 hours of formal one-on-one Spanish
classes in our volunteer package so that volunteers are able to
communicate with the Nicaraguans they work with on the finca,
enhancing the experience and the understanding of local
practices. Volunteers live in home stays with local families, all
well known to La Mariposa. This enhances immersion in the
community as well as the opportunity to get to know more locals
on a personal level. Weekly de-briefing sessions are held within
La Mariposa, in English, so you can share the upside of your
placement and reflect on learning aspects. Also to help you make
sense of some the more demanding and difficult experiences. For
more information, please write to Paulette at

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for two responsible people who
can stay for a minimum of three months to work in reception at
the farm. Duties include receiving and caring for the guests as
well as preparing the natural products which are made at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX permaculture farm. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

GENERAL MANAGER needed for a busy café in Nicaragua.
Requirements: fluent Spanish and English, third world experience,
unflappable disposition, basic computer skills, and excellent
people skills. Compensation: housing and stipend to cover basic
(local) living costs. Timeframe: Nicaraguan 6-day, 48-hour
workweek but days off will be arranged. Typical workload: 65%
active supervision, 25% administrative, 10% planning/meeting.
Start date to be determined. Description of Ideal Candidate:
intelligent, slightly jaded (but not completely cynical), strict
yet forgiving of human failings, excellent customer service,
decision-maker, fair and honest, responsible, pragmatic (not
reactive) in problem solving. Restaurant experience (especially
Waffle House!) helpful.  Able to wash dishes or work a cash
register as needed. Can laugh when both water and power fail at
the same time - and then keep going. Notices what things could be
done faster or better and introduces such improvements. Should be
slightly perturbed by a messy working area but able to tidy up in
a matter of minutes. Treats (marvelous) staff with great respect,
but disciplines as necessary. Independent and capable of forging
ties in a strange new place and comes with the intention of
making Nicaragua home for at least a year. If fun for you is
seeing through a crazy rush and then high-fiving all the players
who made it possible, this job is for you. Description of a Poor
Match: If you want to come to Nicaragua to “make a
difference”; if you believe that “we have so much and
they have so little”; if your concept of a good boss
features someone in a suit directing others, … skip past
this ad. Furthermore, personality types that are avoidant of
conflict, overly shy (not to be confused with
“quiet”), into partying, and/or uninterested in
blending in with the local cultural norms need not apply. Serious
inquiries only. Please email a brief cover letter and resume to

A SMALL ECO SURF LODGE in Nicaragua is looking for seasonal
(minimum two to three months) volunteers/staff as from March
2011. You should be adventurous, service oriented, outgoing, be
able to cook for small groups (10-15 guests), and have a minimum
basic knowledge of Spanish. For info please email us at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Farm Volunteer program at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are a socially responsible ecological
project located on the slopes of Maderas Volcano on the tropical
island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. Our Farm Volunteer project has
been operating for two years and work centers around the fruit
orchard and herb and vegetable gardens. For additional
information please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP WANTED. We are looking for a caretaker, housekeeper and cook
for a couple. Will furnish room and board in the Chapel Hill
area. Must have good references. Please mail your history and

HOUSE/PET SITTER WANTED near Raleigh, North Carolina (we live
close to Raleigh, in a small town called Stem) from December 26th
through January 1st. We live in a restored old Victorian home on
two acres with a nice hot tub for use by the housesitter. We have
four rescue dogs that mean the world to us and we wish to keep
them in their home with a petsitter who loves dogs while we take
a trip. One of our dogs is on medication. For more information,


A CINCINNATI ADULT COUPLE seeks a live-out Housekeeper for their
26,000 square foot home. Only dog lovers need apply; they have
two, one small and one large that will require care. The right
candidate will have at least three year’s experience as a
Housekeeper in a private home. Additional responsibilities
include laundry, light cooking (daily breakfast, dinner two to
three times weekly), and running errands. This couple requires
someone who is very dependable and flexible. Clean police and
driving record also required. This couple travels frequently and
needs someone they can depend on to keep their home looking
perfect in their absence. They are looking for someone who is
very professional, has a high level of experience and/or
training, and is detail-oriented, organized, and pleasant. This
is a wonderful position for a delightful couple who will pay an
excellent salary to the right candidate. Please respond only by
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested; no phone
calls. Only those with an employment application on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required experience will be

SERIOUS CHRISTIAN COUPLE looking for like minded friends wishing
to locate here and share our land and fellowship. We are in
southeastern Ohio, seven miles from Athens, near O.U. State
College. Trailer, RV, or build. Many options possible. 40 acres
wooded hills, gardening, spring water! We are very friendly and
open. Let’s talk! Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN UPSCALE, PROMINENT New Albany, OH estate requires a live-out
Laundry Specialist. This exquisite home requires someone with
copious expertise and experience in caring for fine clothing and
fabrics. The right candidate will also have outstanding ironing
skills. If you enjoy caring for the finest quality clothing for
an outstanding family, this is a position you will love! Salary
commensurate with skills and experience. Please respond only by
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested; no phone
calls. Only those with an employment application on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required experience will be


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from December 20th, 2010 to January 12th, 2011
for our three-bedroom home in the Oklahoma City area. We need a
dog-lover to look after our two cute Poodles, who need cuddles
(and food), and to be walked twice each day. Our home is very
close to the I40, and just 20 minutes by car to the city. A large
park is a short walk away, along with walking trails and tennis
courts. You must keep our house in good shape while we are away,
because we expect it to be the same when we return. If you are
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EMPTY HOTEL NEEDS A CARETAKER in Madras, OR. Looking for a
live-in caretaker for a Madras hotel/motel. Free room provided
for taking care of the premises. Applicant just pays for their
utilities. Looking for a responsible person with some handyman
type of experience to keep up the grounds and building, including
security. There is a possibility for opening and managing the
hotel/motel in the near future. Please apply with relevant
experience and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for a large acreage property in Walton.
The caretaker must have your own RV. A full RV hookup is
available. Pay your own utilities. Full-time or part of the year,
RV travelers this may be the right spot for you. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details to see if you are the right fit.
Please, serious inquiries only.

available for a mountaintop off-grid farm near Gold Beach,
Oregon. This location has amazing views, wilderness solitude and
endless outdoor activities. Non-smoker(s). One well-trained dog
is OK. Starting later in 2010. Extensive background checks will
be conducted. Retired military a plus, but not required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send a letter to


HOSTEL VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for a volunteer for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Chitre, Panama. General duties are about
three hours daily for a bed and breakfast. Jobs are, marketing
via internet, bus terminal with flyers, cleaning, monitoring the
hostel or painting, etc. We have different duties daily.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn the business
and to save money! Chitre has discos, fast food restaurants, and
is near the beaches. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and contact us through our website. Thanks.


SKILLED CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED in Marshallton, PA to assist in
maintaining a beautiful 18th century estate and potential B&B
on 15 acres. We need an experienced, competent, honest team to
keep the property well maintained in exchange for a two bedroom
apartment with garage and utilities. (25 hours per week plus
profit sharing on any B&B revenue.) Need to start ASAP. The
farm is located in the Brandywine Valley and minutes from
Longwood Gardens, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Brandywine River Museum
and Winterthur. Located in Brandywine Hunt Country we offer
riding lessons, trail rides and foxhunting from our property.
Experience with horses a plus but not necessary. The owner is
also interviewing for a bookkeeper for several multifamily
apartment buildings. Bookkeeping experience relating to
multifamily housing would be a real plus.  Please email your
resume(s) and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PERU JUNGLE LAND CARETAKERS WANTED! This is a great opportunity
for those who desire a connection to the earth, and who are
motivated by the desire to live a simple, rural life and enjoy
the challenge of living in harmony with nature. We are looking
for good caretakers who can ensure that this property is cared
for when we are not able to do it ourselves. The tasks are such
that it takes more than just us to handle them. We will be
traveling to the states for possibly 6-9 months, and we need
willing and able people to care for our pieces of property while
away. This could start anywhere from December 2010 –
February 2011 until possibly December 2011. We want to be very
clear that you are not required to stay the whole time or for
example, if you can come at a later date, or can only stay for a
certain period of time, just let us know. We are open and
flexible. We want to get some good people to take care of the
land, and we trust all will flow well. We have just inherited
this land, and have the vision to create a Healing, Retreat and
Learning Center for Natural Medicine, Yoga, Acupressure/Puncture,
Ayahuasca, off the grid/self sustainable living, among many other
things. Suggestions are gladly accepted. If you are looking for a
free place to stay while contemplating life, hiking right off
your front porch, watching wildlife and the cycle of the
season’s progress, then this could be the place for you. We
are looking for two to five or more hardy souls, to care for a
5-7 acre area within a 70-acre rural property in the lush dense
jungle, and also a ½ acre parcel in the town of Jenaro
Herrera, Peru. You should have some experience with the outdoors,
preferably backcountry skills, and off the grid/rustic living.
This is a perfect situation for writers, artists, Herbologist,
anyone studying natural medicine or off the grid living, and who
would enjoy and appreciate the culture, solitude, time for
reflection and learning about one’s self, beauty and
wilderness experience that living in the Peruvian jungle
provides. This land is perfect for ceremonies and Plant Dietas!
And yes we have a wonderful teacher/shaman who is more than
willing to come out and be with you and do ceremonies and dietas!
It will be rent free for you, and there will not be a salary
involved. We would like to open our arms and land to you free of
charge, and with the possibility for you to start your own
projects, etc. on the land and to be able to experience the
wonder and magic of this very sacred place. We would also like to
propose, that if you come, and all seems to be going well for all
involved - there is opportunity and plenty of space to build your
own little home on the property. If you are interested in
applying or have any questions at all, please call
pictures of us and the land, projects, go to:


WE'RE A LAKESIDE FARM, hosting volunteers to help in the garden,
general maintenance to buildings, kitchen help, front of house,
waiter/waitressing, bar work, water sports, etc. We'd like
applicants to be motivated, have a positive attitude, sense of
responsibility and sense of humor. General all-rounders are
what's needed, but you should be able to cook. You must be able
to work as part of a team or on your own. No clock watchers
please. This is more a way of Life than work as such and five
hours just doesn't cut it; we usually all work eight hours/day.
If you're not prepared for this please don't waste your time by
applying for a position here. Also please note that we are fairly
isolated - at least by European standards; if you need a disco on
your doorstep this definitely isn't the place for you. Days and
hours are flexible within reason. Volunteers get full use of our
facilities on time off, including sauna, pedaloes, bikes, canoes,
sailing dinghy etc. If you'd like to apply for a position with us
please first take a look at our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
and then send us an email through that site outlining why you
think you would be the best for us. Thanks.


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small, non-profit wildlife center, located
on 3.75 acres in a rural setting. Animals include six hawks and
owls, plus three dogs. A two bedroom, first floor apartment will
be provided rent free, but you pay utilities. A car is available.
We are just ten minutes from the ocean. The position is available
mid-August 2011 until mid-January 2012. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put “caretaker position” in
the subject line.

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a beautiful, often cold and snowy, old
home outside of North Smithfield, while I will be away from
December 15 through January 2, 2011. Feeding my dog and cat, and
keeping the house warm, are the main requirements. No pay, but I
will provide all utilities. Seeking reliable, honest, contented
animal and country lovers, with references. There will be plenty
of time to do your own thing here, such as reading, writing,
painting, sculpting, etc. Please no smoker(s), drugs, etc. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


reliable couple to fulfill the above roles for a large family
home/estate in Invernesshire. House provided for the couple.
Please mail applications with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a community based organization located in
Steynsdorp Village of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. We are
currently looking for someone interested in issues of culture,
community history and heritage to establish and develop a
cultural/heritage project in Steynsdorp. The project
responsibilities will be conducting an action research on
community history; culture and heritage facilitate participatory
workshops, do publicity and advocacy about the project, resource
mobilization. Requirements: creativity and experience in
community research. The project duration will be one to three
months. We are able to offer free basic accommodation at the
ecovillage for you. Please contact the Coordinator by calling


HOUSESITTER WANTED in northern Spain (40km from Burgos) from
December 19, 2010 to January 9, 2011. We also need a cat sitter
whilst we visit Britain for Christmas and New Year’s. Our
cat is 16-years-old and in good health but loves human company
and needs lots of attention. We have a two bedroom flat in a
small village in northern Spain between Burgos and Vitoria
Gasteiz. We live in the beautiful countryside and you are
guaranteed a White Christmas here! For more information, please

STABLE HAND/GENERAL ASSISTANT needed for a Donkey Sanctuary in
Nerja, Spain. We are a small family run donkey sanctuary in the
south of Spain. We are looking for a general assistant to help
with the running of the sanctuary. Plenty of hands on experience.
Would suit someone looking to work in animal care. You would work
six hours a day, five days a week. We ask for a three month
minimum commitment. Accommodation is provided onsite in a simple
caravan. We will provide an allowance for food. For more details
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or look at our website 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for smiling faces for the 2011
season. We are located at the foothills of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We offer
seasonal employment from March through December,
full-time/part-time and all positions are paid. Great perks
available, including an onsite Healthcare Center. To receive our
2011 Work Packet, please check out our website at 

WORK FOR RV SITE POSITION is open. A brand new luxury campground
in Wears Valley, TN, minutes to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg needs
help. We are on the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains. We are
an upscale resort. We are looking for a camp worker who can keep
the amenities clean and assist some in the office. Work performed
is in exchange for one gravel RV site. For more info, please see
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email


RESORT GENERAL MANAGER COUPLE needed. Manage this "customer
service intense" remote 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. Must have the ability to
plan ahead and having an eye for detail is a must. There is 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 give service. The couple must complement each other with
their hospitality skills. Applicants must have three years
management work stability at a quality resort-hotel or restaurant
property. The resort has 30 - 40 rooms, full spa, trail riding -
no schools. Drug and background checks are required. Between the
two of you need to have experience in most of the major
departments, with good computer skills and ability to navigate
the internet, and solid 3/4 star, stable, experience. Salary is
$75,000 to $85,000/year with a full benefits package. Applicants
should mail their resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed. Will report to the property manager
on a seven acre estate on Lake Austin. Must already be an Austin
resident. Must be experienced in wood working and maintenance,
basic electrical, plumbing, pool/spa care, lawn equipment, and
boat maintenance. Must be willing to help out in any area needed.
Background will be checked. To apply, please fax your resume with

HELP NEEDED for a uniquely beautiful riverfront home and property
(about 24 acres) in central Texas. It’s north of Austin,
“near” an Exhibition Center, a major interstate, two
beautiful lakes, and a major tourist destination. I need a
creative management/operational partner who can help develop and
execute a business plan. This property has many possibilities
such as B&B, instructional activities, leasing the property
to an entrepreneur, or a meeting/retreat center, or a restaurant,
etc. Equity interest, investment, and living on the property are
possibilities. For more details, please call 

Lake from March through September 2011 and October 2011 to April
2012. We are looking for couples or individuals willing to assist
us in park upgrades and improvements. It is helpful to have
experience in plumbing, carpentry, heavy equipment operation,
chainsaws, etc. Maintenance volunteers mow portions of our parks
and Lake Head Quarters area and may also install or repair signs,
boundary fences, trails, or other projects as needed. Interviews
to be held in late February 2011 through June 2011 for these
positions. For an application, please write

A SMALL HUNTING RANCH near Pearsall is looking for a neat,
honest, mature couple to care for and continue ranch improvements
including building ponds, dozing roads, and creating food plots.
Ongoing tasks will be taking care of headquarters, filling
feeders, maintaining fences, etc. A nice furnished house will be
provided. Must have good references and submit to a background
check. Please fax your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who would like to join us on our
eco-community in Chiang Mai. We welcome you with loving kindness
as an equal. Our non-commercial community is based on Buddhist
Philosophy and Eastern Thought, although we are not religious in
any way and our main emphasis is on the Buddhist "Middle
Way" - not extreme to the left or the right. Projects
include a permaculture site, an organic farm and natural bamboo
building. If you are interested in living with us please email us

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a traditional organic farm run by a local
Yon family who strive to maintain a sustainable and
environmentally caring way of life. We are an active community of
volunteers, local residents, guests and travelers working to
preserve the customs, traditions and environment of the local
area, while growing as individuals with nature. There is always
plenty of work on the farm from the vegetable garden and nursery,
bamboo building, advertising and helping with community projects.
For people who stay on the farm we ask for a donation for
accommodation of 1000baht per person per night and have a
communal kitchen run by the guests staying. We are also seeking
volunteers who can assist us on our community project,
maintaining permaculture gardens and helping teach English in the
local school. If you are interested in the project then there is
the opportunity to receive free food and accommodation on the
school grounds. For additional details please email us at


INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple with outgoing personalities and
guest relations skills needed to manage all phases of operating
this highly rated five room B&B at scenic Zion National Park,
Utah. Responsibilities include breakfast preparation, guest
relations, check-in/check-out, reservations, minor maintenance,
repair, and landscaping, and supervision of small staff. Must
have cooking/baking experience, organizational skills, basic
computer knowledge, basic repair/maintenance skills and the
willingness to do what it takes to keep this popular Inn running
smoothly. Previous innkeeping/property management experience
preferred. Non-smoking, drug free, no kids. Pets OK. Minimum nine
month contract. Housing and modest stipend provided. Please email
your resume/work history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTING OPPORTUNITY in Piriapolis, Uruguay. Plan Ahead for
the 2011 season, which is from March/April to December 15. We
have seven houses on the seashore in Piriapolis. Five have two
bedrooms and overlook the beach and the other two have three
bedrooms and overlook the rocky shore (not far from the beach).
Great fishing is nearby! Whales swim right offshore! Remember
that the season in South America is opposite from the Northern
hemisphere, so our winter starts here in June. Minimal
maintenance responsibilities are required, like painting some
patio furniture and light gardening. Heat is by fireplace, so you
would need to be able to load logs. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We have been doing this for two
seasons, and have made many permanent friends. Several of our
guests have purchased homes in the area. Preference is given to
returning guests and people who can commit for the entire time. 


WE ARE LOOKING for a responsible housesitter for our lovely house
in the Vermont countryside, near the Canadian border, from
January 1 through 25, 2011. We have a gentle, old, golden
Labrador and a rather spoiled seven-year-old cat that will
require a little love and attention. We are loathe to putting
either of them in kennels as they are both rescue animals. We are
not far from Jay State Forest. We need someone who can handle the
cold and snow this time of the year. We will pay for all
utilities and we can discuss a small stipend for your
house/pet-sitting here. For more details, please email a letter
explaining why you would enjoy this snowy part of the country and
at least three references we can contact to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for my 86-year-old Mom who lives in a rural area
of Virginia, located off Interstate 85 in Rawlings. I am trying
to find someone who can stay with her and live there rent-free so
she can stay in her home. For more information, please email


SEEKING A GARDENER/CARETAKER in Central Washington who has an RV.
I am creating a safe community out of the rat race in a beautiful
secluded place with an elevation over 1,300 feet, three wells
with hand pumps, trees, flowers, and pond with a waterfall. I am
looking for someone who has talents in gardening and carpentry.
Someone who sees where the US is heading with the potentials of
the dollar collapse, food shortages, earth changes and spiritual
shifts. Someone who is serious about storing their own food and
supplies and can get all their needs handled by the end of next
year. I am not a militia, religious cult or anti government. I
desire loving moral people who are deeply spiritual. I do support
our right to bear arms. I eat meat. If you do not have an RV, or
do not want to be a caretaker but you resonate with what I am
saying, please contact me, as there are many potentials here. No
drugs. Must love dogs! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Looking for a couple to care
for a privately owned 24 acre waterfront estate in Lakebay, WA
(on the Key Peninsula just outside of Gig Harbor). The property
is often used for Personal Growth Workshops so duties will range
from maintaining property/grounds and landscaping to cooking for
a crowd! We are looking for folks with a positive "can
do" attitude, who are flexible, pay meticulous attention to
detail, have a high level of energy and who love making a place
look and feel peaceful and beautiful! Previous property
management/maintenance is a must. Compensation will include a
salary based on experience and skill level, plus a modest two
bedroom, two bathroom home on 12 secluded acres with a beautiful
water view. Please email qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAIN MAN NEEDED to steward our 60 acres, in the central
Cascades, Washington. Ideal for a fit retired person. Live in a
small cabin in a beautiful setting, located 200 yards from a
whitewater river, and a ½ mile to a wilderness hotspring.
Salary will be $700/month, with additional part-time work
available. Off grid with satellite internet connection; propane
cook stove, and wood heat. Annually, May - October. Please email

RIVER PROPERTY CARETAKER needed near Washougal, WA. Light
caretaker duties required at a timber-producing ranch on the
Washougal River. Duties typically include helping an elderly
couple with various chores and activities (around five hours per
week for basic duties). Primary duty is to be a set of eyes on
the property and help the elderly couple in occasional ad hoc
situations (in addition to the basic duties). Site provided for
travel trailer/motor home on the River (with well water, power,
phone, and internet available, but paid by caretaker).
Compensation would include the trailer/motor home site and then
further pay if the duties exceeded an arranged threshold. Prefer
a person or couple who is retired so they are available more
during weekdays. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELPER WANTED with their own RV for mainly garden work (pasture,
meadow care included) on our 50 acre off-the-grid property.
Prefer a self starter, who has some gardening experience. Must
have a driver’s license to drive F-350 diesel farm truck.
This is for one person, or a couple. Must be moral, with
references, must pass background check. Can have almost any
animals you want but nothing dangerous, no wolves etc. or
anything that kills farm animals. No drunks, no druggies, no
thieves, no racists, no lazy bums wanting a free ride. Some
outside work available. You pay your own way. You get to park
your RV on our property for work, no money compensation. Owner
spiritual, good hearted, and easy to get along with. I want peace
in my life and that is what I am offering you. Please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a Campground Host from mid-April
through fall 2011. Will need to greet visitors and answer
questions about the National Recreation Reservation Service
(NRRS) and other programs. Ensure campground entrance gate opens
in the morning and is secure at night. Conduct periodic walk
through/drive through of park to assure campers are on assigned
sites according to the records. Host will be bonded and will
collect fees in the campground. Host may also be responsible for
posting reserved sites daily if it is decided to enter this
campground in NRRS. Campground hosts do not enforce park
regulations; however, they are the eyes and ears of the park
rangers and assist rangers and visitors during emergencies.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the area’s most popular
campgrounds, and the host provides a very valuable service. This
campground is located three miles off Exit 79, Interstate 79. In
exchange for the services, campground hosts are provided a RV
site with water, sewage, and electric at the entrance to the
campground. For more information, please write to


LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY, reliable, honest couple for long-term
caretaking near Prairie Du Chein. House, shed and pasture is
provided in exchange for 15 hours of work per week. Need a couple
who is healthy, self motivated and willing to relocate. Work will
mainly consists of yard maintenance, security, driving tractor,
filling the corn stove in the winter, feeding the birds and snow
removal. This is a very private area. Please send an email
telling us about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please
write "caretaker" in the subject box or it will not be

non-profit educational and spiritual retreat center near Washburn
in the northern woods of Wisconsin near Lake Superior. The Farm
exists to cultivate a life of the spirit among the community and
its guests through the land and spirit of the Farm. Housing
included in exchange for caretaking. Desired length of stay is a
minimum of one year. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click
on Links for the 2010 application and position description.
Questions and applications go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for park maintenance volunteer(s)
to perform light duty maintenance in the park from May to
September 2011. We are looking for energetic applicants who would
like to work in a campground setting located on the Mississippi
River main channel 30 miles south of La Crosse. Work can include
painting, minor repairs and assisting other maintenance staff. We
require volunteers to work 24-30 hours per week per person in
exchange for a RV site with full hook-ups including 20/30/50 amp
service. No weekend work and a stipend may be available depending
on budget. All personnel protective equipment will be furnished
and onsite transportation may be available. Please mail your


SNOWED-IN WYOMING WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles from
Pinedale, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a caretaker.
Two to three month stints available from February 20. Gorgeous
scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
Internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures. Responsibilities: 1) be there,
2) keep water running, 3) monitor weather station, 4) feed cat,
5) shovel two roofs if snow exceeds three feet. No pay, but we
supply food, fuels and "utilities". Snowmobile not
provided. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Have critters will travel! Looking for a long term lease
of a ranch that will allow for 30 cows with calves, one bull, two
horses three dogs and two cats. North-Northwest United States.
Cattle are raised all natural and grass fed. Please reply to

An Experienced Professional couple is seeking
caretaking/housesitting, RV Park or a resort management position
in Australia for one to three months, January 2011 - March 2011.
Preferably in Tasmania or southwest Western Australia.
Hospitality, handyman/maintenance, gardening, landscaping, animal
and pet care, pool up-keep and housekeeping experience. Possess
excellent communication, planning and resort/ranch management
skills. Also experienced with power equipment, tractors, loaders,
mowers, and power and hand tools. Resume and references provided
via email. Please send request to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature southern lady with beloved pets seeking long term
house sitting position. Pastoral setting a must. Please call

Northern Maryland/Southern Central Pennsylvania: I have
been caretaking properties, both part and full time, since 1978,
managing private estates, marinas, horse farms, and vineyards. I
am proficient in all trades, an expert groundskeeper and
equipment operator, and am well versed in all aspects of property
management. I have experience in formal situations, including
personal assistance and security, housekeeping, and
contractor/caterer/vendor and staff supervision. Discretion
assured. Available as an independent contractor on ‘as
needed’ basis, or would consider paid, live-on/off
position. I have references, insurance, truck, tools, commercial
grounds equipment and real experience. Please call

Couple available: seeking year round caretaking position.
Daily care of horses, cattle, maintenance of barns, fences,
pastures, lawns, housekeeping, errands. Experienced with absentee
owners, mountain and high altitude living. Salary negotiable,
excellent references, non-smoking/ drinking/ drugs. Please email

Loving pet/plant/home care! Available long-term - January
2011. Excellent references. US writer: (

Chef, single, 34-year-old, non-smoking male, 13 years culinary
experience with wide range of styles seeking seasonal position
from December 1, 2010 – June 1, 2011. Let me create
something tasty for you! Cooking healthy, from scratch, and to
your tastes! How can I serve you?! Please contact Eric at

Property Care Needs? Do you need a caretaker or property
manager? Expert Land Steward is available now. Botanical
Expertise. Irrigation/Pipe-fitting. Structural care and repairs.
Wildland fire protection expertise. Native plant experience.
Mature - Reliable - Experienced - Competent. A complete list of
skills is available. View resume at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Contact: Lorenz K. Schaller, Phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,email:

Conscientious, quiet, young 57-year-old Certified Massage
Therapist seeks garden and property care job, animal care and
or housekeeping position in exchange for private living
accommodations and salary. Have 20 years experience
house-sitting/pet sitting and garden/yard care. 

Looking to housesit - I am a 42-year-old mother of two living
in Colorado. I am looking to housesit in the Burbank or
surrounding California area in January, February and March, 2011.
My 16-year-old, very well-behaved and straight-A student (smile),
son will be with me the entire time.  My 5-year-old daughter
(also an angel) will be with me part of the time. I am a
non-smoker; we are quiet and will be respectful of your property.
Willing to care for pets, plants and lawn or garden. Sound
references available. Please contact Shannon at

I am 40-year-old single French lady currently residing in
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates seeking a
house/plant/pet-sitting position in Seattle. I have lived in
Dubai my whole life but have recently resigned from my job as a
legal secretary in order to take some time off. I have friends in
Seattle and would welcome the opportunity to be based there for
up to a three month period. I am honest, responsible and
trustworthy and can provide references on demand. Please email

Los Angeles Area. Energetic individual seeking a
caretaker/housesitter position to care for your home and secure
it while you are away or travel often. Experienced, mature,
references, no DUI, background check welcome, ability to think on
my feet, integrity, discrete and flexible. Please email

London Attorney seeks mid to long term caretaking
opportunity.  32 years old, clean, non-smoking, single and
often at work but will pay for a maid and maintain your garden or
pets etc. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Experienced/mature/responsible and adventurous young adult
seeks Housesitting/Caretaking position in New Zealand! I will be
arriving and available Mid-January-2011. Skills vary from
outdoor/physical/labor to simply caring for your home and
(loving) your animals-while-you're-away! I am flexible on
dates/locations. References available upon request. Please
contact Sara Williams at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!

Mature well educated woman, currently in Italy, will caretake
your home in Europe. I have most experience with horses; my
business for 15 years was taking out camping trips on horseback
in the Canadian Rockies for 3 - 14 days. So I love camping
horses, and our guests. A Registered Yoga Teacher, I have taught
Hatha Yoga and Meditation for the past nine years, as well as
teaching ESL and tutoring English. I love all animals, although
most of them have been outside animals with inside privileges. I
have had my own garden and greenhouse, speak fluent French, and
look forward to caretaking your home.  More details and great
references available if you are seriously interested. Please

Responsible, self-employed graphic designer and social
media consultant available to travel for the right situation
(passport ready!). I am knowledgeable and skilled in the world of
business management, marketing, and have a penchant for gardening
and caring for small animals. I speak Spanish and have lots of
experience in teaching, too! City or country side, available from
late January 2011. References upon request. Please contact Tea
(pronounced Tay'ah) at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Whidbey Island, WA. Highly competent, reliable, discreet,
personable married man with an eye for detail seeks long-term
position caring for your property on Whidbey Island or north
Puget Sound. 30+ years of quality, dedicated care of private and
commercial properties. Wide-ranging skills and experience include
horse property and farm management, grape growing and winemaking,
landscaping, boating, all phases of the construction trades, and
events coordinating. Spotless background with outstanding
references. Please email David at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Available, 69-year-old male, to house sit /caretake on the
Hawaiian Islands. Seven years experience on the islands,
references available upon request. Responsible, handy, organized,
neat, and clean. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single property caretaker available. A mature Irish
Widower seeks a position as a property manager/caretaker. I have
twelve years in the business, with excellent references to back
up my years of caretaking experience. I also have a construction
background and can help with repairs, supervise staff, and act as
a General Contractor if you have any ongoing construction
projects I can help you with. I’m great with horses too.
You won’t be disappointed in all I have to offer you and
your property needs. Will consider any location and live in or
out. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Creative thinker/achiever with diverse hands-on background
and exceptional problem-solving skills seeks atypical assignment
in unusual, isolated, or high-risk location. Will consider all
scenarios, all locales - from wilderness-retreat
acquisition/design to emergency-situation caretaking to
ghost-/biographical/war-of-words writing project. Mutual
candor/discretion assured and expected. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with proposal overview.

In need of a trustworthy caretaker couple? Please go to

Middle-aged Alaskan bush pilot, nurse wife and 11-year-old
grandson to caretake anywhere warm January to May.
Experienced care-takers. Alaskan homesteaders. Managed hostel
cabins kayak rentals and tours. Experienced in landscaping,
organic gardening, carpentry, welding, flight and scuba
instruction. We love animals and nature. We have had and/or cared
for children, dogs, cats, wolves, horses, birds, and squirrels.

Athletic, very responsible 61-year-old couple from Seattle
seeks housesitting/caretaking position for May/June in Marin or
Sonoma Counties California. We are a registered Nurse and a
Hydrologist with years of housesitting experience. References
available on request. Please email Joan Weisberg, RN at 

Beautiful Couple with baby on the way seeks caretaker duties
starting May 2011. Benjamin: Strong, Intelligent,
Self-starter. Jessica: Skilled Artisan with insatiable appetite
for Gardening and Interior Design. Our Intent: Maintain a
peaceful residence to love as our very own, while experiencing
various locales. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look
forward to hearing from you!

House sitting and/or caretaking desired in Southern
California. Preferably between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
I've many skills; from property management of 300 unit complexes
in Hollywood to private residence and minor garden care. I'm a
highly skilled decorative artist, designing and painting estate
interiors in Montecito and Los Angeles. Some paint work in
exchange is possible. I love animals and nature. I compose and
will be teaching classical guitar at Westwood music one day per
week in 2011. A commitment of three months minimum would be nice.
Please contact Cara Tower at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Hard-working dependable married man looking for a permanent
caretaking position working on a professionally run, private
or public, ranching operation. Experienced with management,
riding, roping, hauling, carpentry, plumbing, electrical,
mechanical and landscaping. Able to work in both the United
States and Canada. For more information call Mark at

Dependable retired couple, energetic and in excellent
health, seeking long term caretaking position. She is an
artist and master-gardener, he is industrial engineer, published
photographer and master craftsman with 20 years experience in
residential upgrades and maintenance. For more information see
our Caretaking – Housesitting web page at

Sun-starved Seattle-ite seeks warmer, drier respite, anytime
this winter, in partial work-exchange for responsible,
respectful care of pets, plants and/or person, and your home. 
Experienced caregiver, pet and house sitter, therapist,
conscientious, trustworthy, competent, and mature.  I love dogs
and cats, and do dog walking! Reliable, attentive to detail, and
non-smoking. Great references, background check.  Please email

Caretaker Couple Available Long-Term. If you are
absentee-owners seeking a well-rounded, caring couple to oversee
and maintain your property, Inn, B&B, estate, or 2nd home, we
are an active, stable couple, energetic and in vibrant health,
available to exchange our devoted expertise for private residence
and small stipend. She, a former restaurateur/caterer, turned
global cooking author, with a gift for all things home and
garden. He, a licensed Plumbing Contractor and all-around
mechanical/maintenance expert with over three decades experience
in residential/commercial upgrades. We are a mature,
conscientious team; resourceful, skilled, and generous with a
long list of relevant interests and accomplishments. Available as
soon as the New Year. Please contact us see our web-link and to
get acquainted. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Mature, Experienced, Energetic and Responsible individual
seeking a house/pet sitting position-(Preferably 2 - 9 months,
Wisconsin or Orlando, FL area, but willing to consider other
states). 12+ years horse/dog experience, animal lover! Please
contact: Jenna De Troye by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or

Experienced mature male housesitter seeking opportunities in
England, France, or Italy starting April, 2011. An animal and
garden lover, and will leave your home in immaculate condition.
Only requirement is internet access. References available. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I check email many times daily.

My name is Charlie Green. Shown with me is my human, Russ.
We are seeking a long term caretaker position, and will consider
almost any location. My human takes really good care of me and my
little brother Pete. Pete is a cat. We come as a package deal. If
you have animals we would take very good care of them. My human
was self-employed for many years and I always went to work with
him serving as an advisor. As former employers we know the value
of dependability and integrity. None of us smoke or drink and
just like to live quietly and simply. We look forward to speaking
with you concerning your caretaker needs. Please contact

Experienced Caretaker seeks opportunities in Sun Valley,
McCall or Boise Idaho areas. Currently managing 25 acre
waterfront estate in Washington but need to be closer to family.
Skilled in all aspects of property maintenance and management.
Interested in opportunities ranging from RV space trade to
full-time live in positions. Available April 2011. For a full
resume and references please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, Experienced Female available to care for your
house from December 19th, 2010 to January 10th, 2011. Pet
care also available. I am located in Austin, Texas, but willing
to negotiate location. Currently a house director for a Sorority.

Pro-housesitter. I take care of the house-pets-garden. I
have been a housekeeper for the last 18 years. I
cook-clean-organize closets-garages. I'm great with kids. I don't
drink-drug-smoke. I'm happy-healthy-active. Please call me for
references. I am based out of Central Coast CA. Please call

My husband and I are free for January 2011. I am
Gabrielle, 52-years-old, and Chris Jacobsen is 60-years-old and
is a tree surgeon. We'd love to travel or go somewhere beautiful.
We are honest kind caring people!! Please email

Ranch or Farm manager available in California. Have over
40 years experience in organics (produce), working with horses
and people management skills—speak working Spanish. My
resume is unrelated illustrating marketing and public relations,
which also might be a benefit to your needs. I am able to
relocate and start work immediately, I do not drink or use drugs
have plenty of personal references. Seeking long term
arrangement. Please call Jay at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wanted: long-term house-sitting position (rent/utilities
included): Durham NC, Seattle WA, Portland OR, or San Antonio
TX. Mature and responsible female veterinarian with one dog and
four cats (all elderly and completely house-trained). I'll take
care of your house, pets, plants, yard, mail, and just about
anything else. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretaker couple looking to relocate to the
Montrose / Delta / Paonia area of Colorado. We are a happily
married couple in our early 50's, highly creative artists with
many skills to offer and an excellent work ethic: carpentry,
facilities maintenance, cooking, organizing, gardening, running
errands, cleaning, pet care; tutoring and childcare are also
options. Margot is a certified teacher, and I am Operations
Manager for an historic building at which we were live-in
caretakers for eight years. Extremely trust worthy, great people
skills, and have excellent references. We are available September
1st, 2011. Please contact us by email: Margot and Mark at

Estate caretaker/personal assistant highly skilled couple
looking for a position as a team working for someone who needs
and appreciates great hard working honest help to take care of
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experienced horticulturist landscaper manager. Female highly
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people accomplish any task self motivated. Also interested in
managing and caretaking secondary seasonal estates one or more.
Please contact: Michael at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation Sought In Portland, ME, Montpelier, VT, or Concord,
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vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate caregiver. Have lived
20+ years in NH with stable jobs - have excellent references.
Wanting to relocate late Winter/ early Spring Please contact

Gentleman available for extended caretaker position.
Educated, non-smoker. Dependable, eye for detail. Enjoy animals,
have clean cat. Administration services, pay bills/pay staff.
Handyman inside/out, grounds maintenance, mechanical/carpentry
minded, have tools. Computer literate, Spanish spoken. Have
references. Warm climates only. Please email

Young female attorney seeking housesitting position in the
Atlanta area. Loving care for your pets, plants, and property.
Prefer 6+ month situation. References available. Please call

Will exchange reliable, helpful security presence and light
caretaking, cooking or office/yard/garden work for quiet,
private housing on scenic coastal property. Currently living in
Oregon. Please call Ms. Rubin at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Mature, experienced, hardworking and friendly couple seeks
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Please email Frank at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Mature Christian couple seeks employment as caretakers.
Housing required. Both of us have an extensive farm and ranch
background including care of livestock. We love gardening and
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