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                             THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 181st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                             Volume 31,
Number 1                          

January/February 2013                       ISSN


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 16 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Earth Stewards - Global Adventuring Couple
-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
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AN OFF-GRID ALASKAN HOMESTEAD needs an energetic caretaker from
April through September. The duties will include starting seeds,
cultivating greenhouses and gardens, groundskeeping, painting,
splitting firewood, etc. Knowledge of hydropower and generators
would be a plus. Maritime experience is required. Room and board,
and a nominal stipend will be included. To apply for this
position, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY of Alaska! Volunteer to be a Campground
Host in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosts receive a campsite,
stipend, and training for 30 - 40 hours/week. The season is
mid-May to September, with a minimum four-week commitment. Please


RANCH HANDS NEEDED for branding and gather in northeastern
Arizona for three to five weeks. Please send your resume and

PARKER/BOUSE, AZ. Caretaker wanted for five acres with two homes
and massive foliage. This is a nice area, lap pool etc. You can
live here for no charge! Pay your electric costs only. It is
available now. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOBBY POULTRY FARM and homestead in need of a responsible
individual long-term to assist in caring for poultry and gardens
while we are here and maintain the same when we are on vacation.
Situated on lush desert acreage near Tucson surrounded by
mountains with abundant wildlife. Applicant must like birds and
plants and should be financially secure, handy, conservation
minded and willing to live simply and sustainably, including
using a composting toilet. No salary. Small furnished guest room
with minimalist kitchen. Utilities and Internet provided.
Non-smoker drug and fragrance-free. No pets.  Please call 

CARETAKER(S) needed intermittently for a 40 acre isolated
off-the-grid farm with alpacas and other animals in northern
Arizona. Own living space preferred; ideal for RVers. Will
consider long-term arrangements. No salary provided, but other
compensation possible. References required. Please text

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an opening at our newest facility
in Surprise, AZ scheduled to open at the end of May. The facility
managers will live on the property, in an apartment provided by
the Company. Eligible candidates must be available for an in
person interview in the Phoenix area. When applying as a team,
include a cover letter, salary history, and a separate resume for
each team member. Only applicants that apply as a team can be
considered for this position. Key duties include providing
outstanding customer service, renting storage spaces, answering
and responding to telephone calls and emails about rentals and
tenant issues, maintaining the cleanliness of the property, data
entry, filing, banking, keeping the facility neat and organized,
marketing the facility in the community and more. Prior self
storage or property management is a plus; prior customer service
and sales management experience is required. You must have a
valid driver's license and good driving record. You must have
reliable transportation, possess an outgoing personality, have a
professional appearance, be flexible to the changing needs of the
business, and be a team player. Must be able to lift, carry,
bend, stoop, push a broom, etc. Candidates must have excellent
communication skills, written and oral, and be proficient at
basic PC skills such as MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive benefit
package, including medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick
and holiday pay, 401(k) plan, and more. No phone calls please.
Please fax your resume and salary history to

RETIRED, YEAR ROUND CARETAKER wanted for a small Wickenburg, AZ
horse ranch. Must be non-smoking, reliable, neat and clean, have
your own source of income, and basic knowledge of horses. No
drugs. Must be able to tolerate the summer heat here. Duties:
feeding and cleaning up after seven horses in the evenings.
Occasional full-time chores in the owner’s absence (feeding
dogs, cats and horses, watering plants, and light pool care) in
exchange for living quarters/utilities, washer and dryer.
Propane, phone and internet will be the caretaker’s
responsibility. Pets allowed. Please send a brief resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX farm/education center seeks
caretakers/interns with diverse hands-on skills/interests. To
apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE or a single caretaker needed on a remote cattle
ranch in northern Arizona in the cool pines, north of Flagstaff.
Our nearest neighbor is two miles away. You will need your own
4-wheel-drive to get around in this 6,000 elevation. Duties
include: light livestock feeding as needed, starting the
generator, watching over the place, and building a fire each
morning in the main house. No salary. Utilities, meat, and space
for a motor home or trailer parking available in exchange for
caretaker duties. Would like to find caretakers who can stay here
long-term, since we travel a lot. We are looking for a
caretaker(s) who can start here around December 15. We will need
to do a background check on all applicants. Please email why you
would be interested in this long-term caretaker position and
include references who we can contact to 


Thanks Gary! We have had our latest caretakers for nearly three
years so we look forward to finding a new person or couple
through your Caretaker Gazette. We have success- fully found
three lots of caretakers through Caretaker Gazette in the past
nine years. Kindest regards, J. and P. W., Normandy, France

Thanks for the update Jane and Peter. We’re glad your
caretaker wanted ad for your chateau in France once again
resulted in you finding new long-term caretakers. Please keep us
in mind when you’re ready to find your next caretaker for
your property.

Dear Gary, just wanted to let you know that my Situations Wanted
ad in your Gazette resulted in me finding a winter position for
myself in the Southwest! Also, I have enclosed my change of
address and a check for another year of the Gazette. I’ll
enjoy reading all the new ads while I’m housesitting down
here in sunny Arizona! P.B., Tucson, AZ

Hi Pennie, thanks for your update and for your renewal! I’m
glad to read that your Situations Wanted ad worked out so well
for you. Enjoy your time in Arizona and please let us know if
you’re interested in doing a Caretaker Profile for a future
issue of The Caretaker Gazette.

Hi Gary, well, after five years and several short housesitting
gigs, we finally landed our dream caretaking position through
your publication. It’s a long-term position on a gorgeous
property in our dream location. Thanks for all the opportunities
and suggestions you’ve given us over the years. We will of
course continue to subscribe to the Gazette. Thank you. D. and L.
L., Green Mountains of Vermont

Congratulations on having the patience and success at finding
your dream caretaking position, Don and Linda! It sounds like a
great opportunity. Please keep in touch and let us know how it
works out for you.

Hello Gary, thanks to you and your great publication we have just
filled our position with a wonderful caretaker who will live on
our property and look after our empty house for us. We think
it’s one of the prettiest places on the planet and look
forward to having a caretaker here who feels the same way. Thanks
again to you and your staff. J.S. and team, Carpinteria, CA

Thanks for your message, John. It’s nice to read that the
Gazette helped you find a caretaker who will love and care for
your home and property as if it were her own. We have an
excellent group of caretakers and housesitters in our subscriber
base so when you’re ready for your next caretaker, please
let us know if you will need any help in updating your
caretaker-wanted ad.

We had the opportunity to meet and interview with one of your
advertisers for a caretaker wanted position. We received an offer
but decided not to take the position in the end because the
timing wasn’t right for us. We still remain hopeful we will
find something and are encouraged that we received an offer. H.
and P. B., Portland, OR

Thanks for the update, Hal and Pauline. I’m glad you were
able to have the experience of interviewing and receiving an
offer for a caretaking position. Hopefully, you will find the
right position soon.

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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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APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. Complexes located in Conway,
Russellville, Clarksville, Lake Village, Camden and 43 other
locations throughout the state of Arkansas. Experience preferred,
but will train the right person. This position would be ideal for
a couple, who are required to live on site. Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer. Please mail your resumes and inquires to:
Apartment Manager/Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a live-in caretaker position
available. This would be suitable for a single person or a
couple. Hours and remuneration are negotiable. Interested
persons, including Members, should apply in writing to 

WE REQUIRE SOMEONE to live in our home in Sydney, Panania and
look after our two dogs and two cats during the Christmas 2012
break i.e. 12/22/2012 - 1/4/2013. Preferably a family or couple.
We have one king size bed, one queen size and a double. XBox 360,
Playstation 2, 3D TV. We have a large home and walking distance
to parks, pools, shops and cafes. This is a great opportunity for
a free family holiday in Sydney during peak season. Please email 

CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED in the Greater Bendigo, Victoria area.
This position is currently vacant for a 400 hectare property.
Duties will include general property maintenance, supervision of
casual staff, gardening and assistance with our cattle operation.
Accommodation provided. This position would be suitable for a
mature person who has general farming experience. To apply please

PETSITTER NEEDED for the months of February and March in the
Perth area. I need a nice person or couple to look after a large
Rotti dog and two cats in a three by one house in Joondalup
Perth, a nice area with ocean views. I am only looking for mature
petsitters with a police clearance and references. My animals are
very easy to look after and friendly. For more details, please

CARETAKER NEEDED for a salvage yard in Parafield Gardens, a
suburb of Adelaide. This position would be suitable for a
Pensioner. Live-in accommodations supplied. Must be honest.
Please apply in person at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NIGHT CARETAKER/HANDY PERSON position available for a caravan
park in North East Victoria. We are looking for an active,retired
or semi-retired person. Couples may apply. Accommodation
provided. Previous applicants need not apply. This can be an
immediate start for the right person. For further information

WE NEED A SHORT-TERM dog and housesitter for one month in
July/August 2013 in the Boat Harbour/Port Stephens area of New
South Wales. We have two friendly dogs, and a garden that would
need watering. We want a non-smoking person or couple who take
pride in their work. We have a lovely single level home with
pool, and within walking distance to the water. Please email
Kathy and Lee at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

DOG/HOUSESITTER NEEDED long-term starting January 5, 2013 in
Tasmania. Due to the specialist nature of my employment
(Avionics), I am forced to leave my home to tread the hamster
wheel on the mainland. I am seeking a housesitter/sitters to look
after my well appointed but older style home and dog in the
remote hamlet of Maydena, Tasmania. Maydena is the gateway to the
South West Wilderness area of Tasmania and boasts easily
accessible natural wonders such as trout fishing on the Tyenna
River, Mt Field National Park, the Florentine Valley, Junee Cave
and Lake Pedder. The property has a well equipped garage and a
reasonable sized yard with security fencing and would suit
someone mechanically minded or a handyman. Maydena has a small
corner shop, ex-Serviceman’s Club, and Police/Ambulance
presence. The nearest major centre is New Norfolk which is
approximately 40km distance and provides all the staples for a
quiet and relaxed living. I am seeking someone for a period of at
least twelve months; however, the period can be extended if the
right housesitter can be found. I am willing to negotiate on
utility bills and some living costs. Please email 

kilometers from the Bundaberg central business district. Duties
will include maintaining seven acres by lawn mowing, slashing,
tree care, etc. A caretaker residence and small wage included.
This would be a good position for a pensioner couple. Please
apply in writing to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For photos, please visit 


FREE RENT in a one bedroom mobile home on our homestead in
exchange for light duties. Located in remote northern
California's beautiful Trinity County. This is ideal for a
retired couple or lady who likes the country. Please call 

100 miles north of San Francisco. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is seeking volunteers for outdoor landscaping work and gardening,
indoor maintenance, foundry work, cooking, and kitchen
management. This is a full-time, work-stay position with housing,
vegetarian meals, and a living allowance of $120 per month at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Adventurous people are needed to
complete and maintain historic Buddhist monuments and grounds.
Live and work at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on one thousand
breathtakingly beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Join a community of like-minded individuals from around the world
engaged in meaningful work that benefits oneself and others.
Integrate creative and challenging work with a path of
self-exploration that opens your inner potential. We will train
you in new skills or share your own experience! You do not need
to be Buddhist or have any religious affiliation to apply, but
please have a sincere interest. To learn more, you can see our
work Gallery at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Living and working at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is not for the faint of heart or
body. Please be someone who enjoys physical labor, is flexible
and positive in attitude and is comfortable with the outdoors and
simple living accommodations. Housing is two people to a room,
each room with an outdoor deck. This is challenging, meaningful
work in one of the most spectacular Tibetan Buddhist centers in
the world. You will merge work for the benefit of all humanity
with opportunity to develop your potential while living in a
community of people dedicated to spiritual development and self
sufficiency through work. Classes such as Tibetan yoga and
discussions on Buddhist topics are also offered free to all
resident volunteers. Minimum age is 22. We cannot accept children
or pets. Couples are welcome to apply. A six month commitment
includes a one month trial period and a 10 day winter break in
December. Please visit our web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and an application.

Center, California. The property is used for family reunions,
retreats and weddings. Please visit our website,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details. Her duties include:
cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms, living space and kitchens, turning
over the living spaces and communicating with the owners daily.
She will interact with guests at check in and out. She will need
to notate lists of minor repairs and keep inventories. His duties
include: repairs, regular maintenance, landscaping, irrigation,
gardening, electrical, plumbing, mechanics, drywall etc. He will
protect, preserve and better the property. Truck needed. Owners
work closely with the caretakers on projects and to-do lists.
Caretakers must manage themselves and others, prioritize their
time, change gears quickly for emergencies, keep a work log and
estimate projects. We will provide one bedroom/one bathroom in
addition to a monthly salary of $1,750. Utilities included. A
working interview is required in Southern California. If you are
a couple who loves nature, and are hard workers please send your

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Palmdale, CA, for Christmas vacation from
December 23 through January 2. This is a short-term house and pet
sitting assignment for this ten day period. I will be out of
state, and need care for my older poodle. I have an invisible
fence around the house. Some dog walking, feeding and care are
required along with some yard maintenance. For more information,

LIVE-IN RANCHHAND/CARETAKERS TEAM needed. Must have 20 years farm
experience, be familiar with livestock, irrigation systems and
general maintenance. This is a non-smoking facility. Salary and
pets negotiable. Please email your resume/information to 

MUST LOVE CATS: Pet/housesitter needed June - early November,
2013. Four affectionate cats require not only sustenance, but
attention during our absence. They are indoor/outdoor, but get
lonely when we are gone. Other duties on five acres are light
mowing, and watering of yard and house plants. The garden area is
available if you wish. Our wooded ranch is very restful. Only
noise is occasional distant train. The property is in the rural
Sierra Foothills, 45 minutes from Sacramento in the Gold Country.
Shopping is within 15 minutes, and we are two hours from San
Francisco, and/or Reno/Tahoe. It’s a great base camp to
explore Northern California. We have a pond with fishing options.
Covered RV parking with full hookups is available for a large rig
with slides, or stay in the house. House has large kitchen, deck
with view, Satellite TV, internet, and utilities provided. Prefer
a mature, non-smoking, responsible adult couple, but will
consider others with references and a background check. No dogs
please. If you travel with your own small pets in your RV, they
are OK on leash only. We have a very strict leash law here.

ranch in the phenomenal area of Murrieta up in the Santa Rosa
Plateau. This position requires the caretaker to live on site. A
barn loft bedroom (room 16 feet by 16 feet) will be provided with
a downstairs kitchenette and bath room. Minimum of 14 hours a
week work in trade for the bedroom with utilities included.
Additional work needed will be for wages, salary negotiable
depending on the hours. The ranch raises German Shepherds and is
a dog boarding facility, with several horses. Must like dogs,
must understand caring for a pool, maintaining sprinklers,
weeding and weed-wacker, maintaining gardening equipment. This
position is available for a reliable, self-starting caretaker who
works efficiently, can care for dogs, feed them, clean pens, feed
horses twice a day, maintain the pool and sprinklers, maintain
the fence, do odd jobs, painting, landscaping, and maintain the
equipment. Absolutely no smoking on the ranch at all, no drugs,
and no excessive alcohol use. Please respond with your work
history and experience, previous salaries, email address and
phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Drug testing and
background check will be done. This is intended for long-term
placement. A single person, couples, and small families will be

ROOM AND UTILITES PROVIDED (no pay) in exchange for care in
Camarillo, CA. I need a caretaker in exchange for room and board
in a nice clean home with a view, and internet cable with a lot
of channels. You will live with a 70-year-old man and my
22-year-old son who works a regular job. You must change a diaper
every three to four hours and feed the elderly man - that’s
all. I come by and clean during the week and I bathe the
70-year-old man and do his grocery shopping for him. This is
perfect for someone on Social Security or disability. No drugs
and no drama please. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply. Thank you.

ASSISTANT CARETAKER NEEDED on a ranch in North East San Diego
County. We are looking for a strong, hard working person to join
our team! Duties will include landscape and building maintenance,
improvement projects, vehicle maintenance and barn cleanup.
Applicant should have experience in this line of work. No
smoking, drinking or drugs. Must be physically fit and have a
valid driver’s license. Pets will be considered. Full time
with hourly wage plus nice home, utilities and other benefits
provided. Please submit a cover letter and resume to 

CARETAKER NEEDED, live in or out, in the Salinas, CA area.
References required. Must be non-smoking and have a current
driver’s license. Please fax your resume to

HOUSEKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE in the Novato, CA area. Must be a
companion, caretaker, and cook. Female preferred with experience.
Must speak English, have a SS card, a valid CA driver’s
license and be bondable. Work 30 hours per week. Please mail your


BACKUP CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Winnipeg, MB. An on-site backup
caretaker couple is needed for a St. Vital high-rise. The
successful applicant must possess great tenant relations, a
positive attitude, minor maintenance and cleaning experience. A
two bedroom suite and salary provided. Please fax your resume to

DO YOU DREAM OF GOING TO A RANCH and experiencing the cowboy life
- riding horses, chasing cows? Would you like to see nature in
its primordial state? Would you like to have fun and encounter
new experiences with other world travelers? Winning Ways can give
you an opportunity to enjoy all of these. Please have a look at
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see what happens at
Winning Ways. We welcome those looking for an opportunity to
learn more English and experience rural Western Canadian culture.
We are non-smoking and can accommodate vegetarians. We ride our
horses in all seasons and for many reasons - branding in the
spring; searching for cows, even in the winter snow; on summer
cattle drives; in fall riding lessons and on a November Cattle
Drive. Our mailing address is  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAT AND HOUSESITTER WANTED in Hamilton, Ontario from January 7th
to April 17th 2013. A couple is preferred, who are non-smokers.
There will be one cat to care for. This is a heritage home in the
country, 15 minutes from a hospital and shopping. For more
details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR a resident caretaker; must be financially secure
(since we are offering a minimum modest compensation) and mature.
The position is for part-time light duties on a desirable
location at a small Caribbean inn. Free housing and utilities are
provided on the resort's premises, plus approximately $500/month
minimum stipend in exchange for part-time work. The applicant
should be in good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction
and drug-free. If you are handy, it would be a plus. For USA
citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from the States, as
Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. To get more
information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX One
caretaker position opens on February 1, 2013.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are located in the coffee region of
Colombia and are building an eco lodge hostel and spa for
backpackers in the middle of a banana, coffee, cacao, bamboo
plantation. Volunteers may have two options: free lodging for two
hours a day per person (you will need to bring your own food, the
kitchen is available and we can share our meals) or free food and
lodging for five hours a day per person. The accommodation is one
bamboo cabana and brand new tents with very comfy mattresses,
pillows, and blankets. Outside showers, with amazing views in the
middle of banana trees, are supplied by spring water. It is a
great place to relax in nature and take some time off, river
fishing, with a large variety of birds, hikes, and the panoramic
view. There is cell phone reception but no land line. The
projects we are working on include building bamboo cabanas,
tipis, cob oven, solar oven, adobe floors, Temascal/Sweet lodge,
Jacuzzi, a natural pool, water system filtration, rain water
collection, and bird nests and feeders. And there is always the
vegetable garden to attend to. To learn more and to contact us,


SECURITY HELP WANTED. An elderly, male, homeowner needs help with
security. I offer free rent in exchange for security services. In
addition, I can provide a variety of personal care services in
exchange for security services. Persons with retirement or
disability income preferred. Internet professionals welcome.

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER NEEDED outside of Denver. A single person
or couple is wanted to look after eight sheep, ten chickens, two
cats, and four dogs over the Christmas period. We will be away
from December 15, 2012 until January 5, 2013. You can stay
rent-free, with all utilizes paid, in a small cozy, centrally
heated home at our isolated farm about 20 miles southwest of
Denver. All of the animal feed will be left here for you to feed
our animals. Only responsible people need apply. References are
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why
you would be interested in this, along with your references.
Thank you.


A MATURE COUPLE sought for help at a newly rebuilt 1790 Colonial
home on 26 acres of woods, fields and meadows in the picture
perfect New England town of Sharon in Northwest Connecticut, the
Berkshire Hills. This six bedroom home has a newly decorated and
expanded one bedroom caretaker's apartment with its own separate
entrance. The owners are part-time residents with a New York City
apartment. In addition to general housekeeping and grounds
keeping, gardening and care of husband with middle-stage
Alzheimer's can be added with salary for skilled help. The right
couple will be in their middle years, active, energetic and
experienced in all aspects of home maintenance. We are looking
for people who will take pride and pleasure in tending to a
beautiful historic house and be more like family than servants.
This is an area rich in history and culture with a strong
component in the arts. A well trained and friendly dog would be
welcome as well. Residence available now. Please send your resume


CARETAKER/RENTER WANTED for our Costa Rica beachfront home in
Zancudo, a small tropical town on Gulfo Dulce. Contemporary
two-story home, two bedroom/two bath, deck, laundry room, bodega,
DSL internet, etc. Seeking a mature, non-smoking person/couple
for a one-year lease. Available March 2013. $300/month plus
utilities and a deposit. Please contact 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. With stunning views
of El Valle de General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains,
including Mount Chirripo, our agricultural ecological farm is
well named. It is situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three
hours south of San Jose. Those interested in sustainable and
organic agriculture can come, learn and experience the farm life
here. Our farm is twelve acres in extent, and accommodates
horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit trees, grass for
forage, several crop species, spring-water wells, an area of
rainforest, red worm composting for soil regeneration, a biogas
digester and a pond. As a volunteer on the farm we provide
lodging and three meals a day in exchange for roughly five to six
hours of work and $24 per day. You can stay in one of four cabins
on the second floor with two bunk beds each; and there is also
space available for tents. The work will include construction,
feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil conservation, and
maintenance of medical plants, using and producing organic
fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells, and harvesting
crops. The work is at times challenging, but volunteers have
invariably found it stimulating and rewarding. You will need to
be reasonably fit for some of the work. Volunteers will not have
to work very early in the morning nor late at night. The working
schedule, though intense, is intended to be exhilarating, not
exhausting. You can visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


HOUSING SWAP AVAILABLE. Beautiful in-town historic home in Lewes,
DE available for your home in Palo Alto and surrounds, CA. Dates
flexible. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED at the edge of a village, two miles west of
Gloucester. Housekeeping duties will take approximately four
hours per week. Gardener/handyperson/driving duties will take
approximately 15 hours per week. Housesitting will be required
for up to 10 weeks per year. A three bedroom property is
available as independent accommodation for services in lieu of
rent. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER required by an elderly couple. Normal domestic
duties plus personal care. Driving licence. Hours and days to be
agreed over a seven day period. Please send details in writing

CARETAKER/GARDENER required for a 16 house private estate in Kew.
Must be versatile, conscientious and hard working. A two bedroom
bungalow provided rent and council tax free with this post. This
position would be suitable for a married couple. Starting salary
£14,000/year for 35 hours per week. Interviews start in the
New Year. Please apply in writing to 

A VERSATILE CHEERFUL COUNTRY PERSON (live-in position) is needed
to assist a disabled lady with others in a private house in North
Yorkshire. Experience with horses and dogs will be an advantage.
Must be a good driver and non-smoker. Resume and references
required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GENERAL HOUSEKEEPER required for a large country house, occupied
by a married couple, two teenage children and a dog, situated on
a rural Estate in Lancashire. Usual housekeeping duties to
include light domestic cleaning and ironing, 25+ hours per week. 
A driver’s license and your own car are essential. A two
bedroom flat will be provided. Individuals and couples
considered. Please apply in writing to:

RURAL HOUSEKEEPER needed in the Newmarket area. All aspects of
housekeeping, childcare as needed, and the care of animals
including horses. A UK driving license is required. Ground
work/general maintenance available for partner for one day per
week. References required. Accommodation will be a two bedroom
cottage. Please mail your resume and references to

HOUSEKEEPER or Housekeeper/Gardener/Handyperson Couple wanted for
a small country house three miles south of Stratford Upon Avon.
Minimum of 28 hours per week. A two bedroom bungalow will be
provided, and wages to be discussed. References essential. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

COUPLE RERQUIRED as gardener/caretaker and for general outside
duties. Part-time housekeeping work will be required for the
partner. Must be animal/country lovers, with a clean
driver’s license and be a non-smoker. A two bedroom cottage
is available near Henley, Oxon. To apply, please call 

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Experienced, permanent, live-in housekeeper
required in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Duties include
housework, care of dogs, and housesitting. Please apply in
writing with your resume or full details/references to 


A NORTH PALM BEACH FAMILY of three is seeking a hands-on
Household Manager. This family's 4,200 sq. ft. formal home holds
a very busy household and lots of detail. This is a long-term,
live-out position with the possibility of living in.
Responsibilities include housecleaning, food prep, light to
moderate cooking of healthful and organic meals, providing dining
service, grocery shopping and other errands, flower arranging,
plant care, organization, packing, clothing care, dry cleaning
management, guest and party service, very occasional travel, and
pet care. The ideal candidate will be a mature, experienced,
nonsmoking professional who can self-start and work
independently; is healthy, unobtrusive, calm yet assertive,
well-mannered, loyal, and trustworthy; and exemplifies an
impeccable work ethic. Capabilities to follow detailed
directions, refer to and review the Housekeeping Manual, and work
smoothly with other staff to provide stellar service to the
employer are all important to this position. If you have an
expert knowledge of cleaning high-end surfaces, complete
discretion, excellent organizational skills and memory, exquisite
attention to detail, adaptability, and a high degree of
efficiency, this family wants you! Other staff are also employed
in the home. Experience in working in a formal household is
required; professional training is a plus. Hours are
Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (flexible). This is a can't-miss
employment opportunity for a skilled, experienced, dedicated
household professional!  Annual salary $55,000-70,000, as
commensurate with experience and skills. Please, no phone calls.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  for


WANTED: a responsible mature couple/person to look after the 50
acre grounds of our chateau in France. Are you independent, self
starting, adventurous and enjoy physical work? We need someone
with a working knowledge of tractors, mowing, chainsaws, fencing
and general maintenance. Your hours can be flexible to your
needs. In exchange for the accommodation we require two days work
each week. We are seeking someone for six months with an option
by mutual agreement for a long-term position. A three bedroom
cottage will be provided. Please email your resume to 

HOUSE AND HORSE/DOG-SITTER required in Averyon, in southwest
France for one month, from the 13th of December to the 13th of
January. Must be good with animals especially horses with good
references and experience. We are in a rural location, with a
beautiful house and grounds, one dog, one horse, one pony and
four chickens. It can be cold here at Christmas time, but we have
central heating and sky TV freeview. No time wasters please. This
could be a good opportunity for a couple. Please email 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an enthusiastic,
friendly volunteer who enjoys the outdoors to fill a campground
host opportunity. Would prefer someone who would like to stay the
entire season, but the length of stay is negotiable. Greet
visitors and assist campers, track visitor use, inform visitors
of regulations and restrictions. Clean restrooms and campsites
and perform minor maintenance tasks in the campground, maintain a
neat and organized work area and campsite. Hosts are provided a
free campsite with a small trailer, electricity and water. Please
mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


I AM LOOKING FOR DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala starting January 5, 2013 for seven weeks. The village
is only accessible by boat so this requires a certain degree of
agility/mobility. You pay $35 for electric and $15 for gas as
well as walk Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. The property does better with
some care. A gardener comes 10 hours a week and he knows how to
keep busy on his own. However, with the dry season, an hour of
watering a day (mostly with sprinkler but some hand watering) is
needed. Gardening opportunities are boundless. A housecleaner
comes on Wednesday mornings. There is a rental cottage next door.
Currently, it is occupied and causes you no work. It is meant to
be let for six months. If it was to become available, I'd ask you
to help out in terms of meeting new tenants with a key and
calling the housecleaner. I've had 8-year-olds and their moms,
65-year-old retired men, a couple in their late 30's, single
women, and an array of people stay here. Again, this somewhat
remote location with boat access only is not to all tastes. Life
here is somewhat physical with the boat passage, walking, etc.
It’s not for everyone. The most important criteria are a
dog lover who has respect for the house and awareness of the
responsibility that comes with that charge. Posada Jaibalito has
Internet and Wi-Fi, a three minute walk away. Internet (for those
who need high capacity) is best from Panajachel, a 30 minute boat
ride away. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, kitchen, hot
water shower, washing machine and is approximately 1,000 sq. ft.
The property is fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house.
It is a five minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic
groceries can be bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must
be bought in Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. I'm also looking
for mid April through early July 2013. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.


CARETAKER WANTED in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. We are looking for a
couple for our riverfront three acre property, in exchange for
weekly hours of outdoor physical labor in landscaping and
building. You will live in separate caretaker’s quarters.
The owners don't live on the property. 4WD vehicle and references
are required. No smokers. Internet and cell signal onsite. Please

CARETAKER NEEDED to live and work the land in Ocean View, HI
starting ASAP. Wanting two people or a couple to live on an acre
and clean the acreage by separating piles of stuff for recycling.
Also need some planting and building on the property. This is a
work/rent exchange situation, which can turn into a long-term
position. The property is off-the-grid with no power or
equipment. There is a catchment for water, and the house is
basically three rooms with a wood stove, toilet, and
miscellaneous furniture. The weather is cold at this high
elevation of 4,500 feet, and you will need to collect firewood
for heat and the wood stove. You will need your own income and
your own vehicle since the property is seven miles from the
highway. If you are interested or want more info, please email

CARETAKER’S POSITIONS available. For our next
caretaker’s positions we need two more people for three to
six months or more. We are looking for two friends or a couple
who truly know orchards and know about pruning and weed-wacking
work. Hawaii is a subtropical rainforest and an amazingly fast
growing jungle. You need to be comfortable in maintaining small
solar systems and know how to repair and maintain our buildings.
Do you know how to prune a tree?  Can you fix a weed-wacker or
small machines? The exchange is five days of four hours each,
total of 20 hours each week. The season for our citrus fruits
orchard is winter, but with care bananas can grow the whole year
round. Avos come in late September. You can check our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If you are interested, please email a
picture and your age to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and tell us
about your experience and why you want to come to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. This is the fifth year that SEEDS organizes a
series of International Photo marathons! Last years' were very
successful and we want to continue organizing this project! One
of our objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention
to the local population through pictures and photos made during
the camp between December 26 and January 5. The main idea and
task of the project is involvement and participation of the
volunteers in the SEEDS Photo Marathon. SEEDS coordinators will
prepare different topics on which the participants will base
their entries; these topics will be mostly related to SEEDS work:
intercultural understanding, peace and environment participants
need to take their own digital cameras and its main work will be
done taking photographs on the issues given; the best pictures
will be selected for a final exhibit. The last part of the
project will be putting up the exhibition. Volunteers shall be
prepared for walking and working a flexible time schedule.
Volunteers with artistic skills, such as singing, juggling,
playing music are encouraged to apply for this camp as they will
have the chance to help create a nice and friendly atmosphere.
Volunteers will stay in a well equipped house, in a beautiful
setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the city of
Reykjavík. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms in
a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the
cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the
international evening. It is a dynamic, modern city which lives
in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources
- geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s
northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and
North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with
a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on
almost all sides. Reykjavik is often called “the nightlife
capital of the north”. But there is more to
Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík also
gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an
incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new
global trends. It is an International city with a lively
Cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.
Visitors to Reykjavík experience easily the pure energy at
the heart of Iceland's capital city - whether from the boiling
thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the
city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled
nightlife. In December and January you can see the Northern
lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland. In the area closer than 100
Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular
waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known
geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit. Please visit

“Earth Stewards - Global Adventuring Couple”
Dates of Birth: Moira - May 21, 1957, Paula - April 7, 1956
Interests: Plant-based healing, Eco-psychology, Spirituality,
Photography, Self-awareness,  Sustainable living, Joyful living,
Dance, Healthy living, Healthy cooking, International travel,
Alternative health, Grassroots business development, Hiking,
Singing, Sharing life with four-leggeds.
Quote: “There is no day which does not deserve our devotion
and attention to being present in every moment.”-

Paula and Moira in Gaucin, Spain

Our caretaking began with a Google search…having relocated
to London from the U.S. to be with Moira, I was looking for work.
After many years of advocating for and working with those who
were at risk – children with learning needs, families and
children meeting mental health challenges, people living with
disabilities; as well as teaching and providing services in
psychology and massage, working with indigenous elders, and
running a small business, I felt the pull of meeting my dream of
living abroad.
I felt I could run Mother Anita’s (aromatherapy products,
massage balms) abroad, but needed a place to adventure (and to
live) while doing so. Moira had a career filled with care for
others, especially elders and a love of the “Power of
Clean” – the love of cleaning to create a place to be
and the love of cooking healthily. With this background, I had
been creatively and actively looking for work abroad, looking for
something which honored my interests in living in close
connection with the earth and being in places which were unique
from my own New England upbringing.
With that in mind, one morning I typed the words, “Jobs for
Paula” in my Google search and found a website which had
information about The Caretaker Gazette. “Hmmm…this
sounds very interesting. I have never heard of this
before”, I said to myself, “right up my alley”.
We were looking for freedom from home payments, travel
opportunities and the ability to make use of my homeowner skills
and our professional work experiences. The job posts were
fantastic in places I had dreamed of living. I saw two postings
in Spain and immediately contacted them. It was friendly there,
warm, and fit the slow living, earth-focused lifestyle which we
were looking to lead. 
Our Spanish experience began while we were on holiday in Spain
when we visited our two contacts from The Caretaker Gazette. They
both held promise and both positions were offered to us, but we
chose the beautiful finca in Gaucin, Spain after meeting the
owner. We fell in love with the outstanding beauty of the
Andalucian countryside and signed a contract for 12 months or
until the property rented or sold. The property was on the
market, looking out over Gibraltar from high in the mountains,
across the valleys to the sea and to Africa. What a place to
begin our life together!
We were selected for the position because we had the personal and
professional skills the owner was looking for – we were a
mature couple, were able to keep the property in great working
order, provide security and were experienced with both property
and pet management. As a new couple, and before we met, we loved
our privacy, got along well with others and were not interested
in pursuing an active nightlife of entertaining. This was
important to the owner! We looked after the dogs, got along with
the gardener and provided property management info about the
house, its off-the-grid systems and the upkeep of it to the
Our view out of the window meant we didn’t need to leave
home to appreciate the unrivaled beauty of Andalucía,
Spain. We listened in the night as the cows and sheep moved up on
the hillside behind the house, their bells gently tinkling as
they grazed. We deeply appreciated the migrations of the birds
throughout the valley and marveled at the raptors and other large
birds which loved to soar outside the house into the deep valleys
below us. Spectacular local fresh fruit, lovely vegetables, and
farm fresh food were available everywhere inexpensively.
We explored a lot of the local areas of Spain with day trips and
often had great hikes into the Parque National which was close to
our finca - all we had to do was walk out of the door to be
surrounded by spectacular beauty. I was also able to develop
local contacts for organic production ingredients for Mother
Anita’s products. Our caretaking position in Spain was a
wonderful combination of experiences of all our passions.
We have moved from that position now. We are currently in the
English countryside caring for three dogs, two kittens and a
lovely bungalow in a small village. Again we met the homeowner
through The Caretaker Gazette, emailed and spoke on the phone and
visited in person. We like to visit and see how the fit is for us
as we prefer longer caretaking assignments. We are beginning to
network to find like-minded folks who grow plants, raise bees,
and other materials which I again may be able to use in Mother
Anita’s products and a place to put our hands into the
soil. We keep The Caretaker Gazette close at hand, read it
diligently and seek new adventures in other lands. We have
interviewed over Skype for our positions, and then met the
owners. If you’re looking to house sit, be creative, know
what your heart loves, what your skills are and follow your
instincts. It’s also important to know what you don’t
want. Caretaking is a joyful lifestyle.  

Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain where Paula and Moira were


CAMP CARETAKER/MAINTAINANCE MAN needed. We are looking for a
full-time, live-in maintenance man/caretaker for our summer camp.
This position requires knowledge of the trades (electrical,
carpentry, plumbing, etc). The caretaker is responsible for
day-to-day maintenance of the facilities and equipment, some
janitorial, and opening and closing duties. The person must be
responsible, self motivated, honest and hard working. This is a
perfect position for a recent retiree who is in good health. Must
be able to perform all duties including but not limited to grass
cutting, snow removal building repairs interior and exterior,
equipment maintenance and repair. The home provided is small so
it is not really suitable for a large family. The job requires a
self motivated, honest, hardworking individual. A pre-employment
drug test, fingerprinting and background check are required.
$300.00 month plus house and utilities provided. Please send your
resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER (OR CARETAKER COUPLE) needed. Our caretaker couple of
10+ years is retiring. We're seeking a full-time caretaker to
live on the property, year round on a large farm near Harvard,
IL. Must have experience with or knowledge of beef cattle,
maintaining grounds/gardens, handling large equipment, including
a tractor. Common sense, good judgment and initiative are
important. This could be a couple’s position with
housekeeping, cooking, serving and gardening. Offers excellent
salary, benefits and a beautiful, spacious farm house on the
property for you. We have a five day work week. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.


RELIABLE CARETAKER NEEDED in south central Indiana, near
Bloomington (home of Indiana University) for a long-term
position. The property consists of forty acres in pasture,
woodlots, garden and raised beds, a main house (log cabin) and
another small house (approximately 1,300 sq ft). References
required. The position is open immediately. If interested, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Pisa – Tuscany, requires a
responsible and reliable person who loves gardening and who would
be available from January to September 2013. The position is in
the afternoons and evenings from 2pm to 8pm (the mornings and one
day per week are free). It will be necessary to stay overnight at
the house. This position is for one person who will have a room
available with double bed, kitchenette and a private bathroom.
The gross salary is around 800.00 Euro per month for 40 hours
working for six days each week. The weekly free day is to be
discussed. The contract will be by domestic workers (level B -
Custode Giardiniere) under Italian law. It is necessary to have a
driver’s license because sometimes we need to take guests
to the airport or to the station. To apply, please email 

HOUSE/ANIMAL-SITTER WANTED in Puglia - Cisternino from January
10th to March 20th. We are a big family! We have three dogs, six
cats, five horses and one donkey. We really love our animals;
they are like part of our family. We live in the countryside of
Cisternino, just 15 minutes by car from the seaside. It is famous
for the Valley of Trulli. We have a B&B in the Trulli. As the
summer is very busy for the B&B we travel in the winter time,
so we'll need someone who will take care of our animals during
the time we'll stay away. We would like to leave for two months
from half of January to half of March and we'll go to Argentina,
so we are looking for a housesitter who can stay for all the
period because we couldn't come back before that time. I think it
will be perfect for a couple who really love animals! It will be
perfect to find someone who will come as soon as possible so
we'll have enough time to get to know one another and make
friends for our animals. Please email 


September. House provided, and small salary. Ingenuity and an
interest in living off the grid will make for a good experience.
A couple is ideal. Small boat handling and people skills needed.
Jobs include mowing, house cleaning, window glazing, painting,
small machine maintenance, and carpentry repairs. Time off to
enjoy this remote 40 acre island with incredible views, intimate
relationship with weather, and wildlife. Please call 

A PRIVATELY OWNED REMOTE ISLAND is searching for the right couple
to join our present team. An experienced Boatman is needed to
take over our Waterfront Operations which include operating and
maintaining our vessels. Additional skills such as mechanical,
welding, carpentry, farming, etc. are helpful in meeting our
mission. This is a full time, year round position with salary,
insurance, vacation, housing and other benefits. A part time
position is available for someone who has skill sets that may
include farming, house cleaning, cooking, painting, gardening,
etc. Hours will vary by season. This position may become full
time in the future. Both positions require people who are
adaptable, versatile, flexible, hard-working, honest, and able to
mesh with our present staff and the ability to "figure it
out". This is a fun and unique working environment that
requires team work, independent work and the ability to interact
with all levels of society in a friendly and professional manner.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, resumes and three
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to:

Island, Maine, a 20 minute ferry ride from Lincolnville, looking
for you to take care of our two dogs and one cat now through May
(flexible) while we're away, in exchange for a place to live. The
house is a small two-room cottage with a view of Eastern
Penobscot Bay. We pay for heat, electricity, phone and internet.
You need your own source of income, as there are few jobs on the
island during the winter. This would be perfect for artists or
writers. No smokers, please. For more information, please email 

A MAINE LIGHTHOUSE is seeking two keepers to be gracious hosts.
Must possess hospitality skills for guest services. Requires a
service ethic, maintenance skills, and small boat handling. A
launch captain¹s license is required. Keepers reside on the
island, off the beautiful rock coast, act as tour guides,
caretakers, housekeepers, and gracious hosts, providing
breakfasts and afternoon tea to guests. Formal meal service,
linens, and events catered from the mainland through a
partnership with historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The
position begins in April 2013. Positions offer seasonal residence
from mid-April through mid-October, with a monthly stipend, and
incomparable experience. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email your resume and letter


Nantucket Bed and Breakfast. Duties include, taking reservations
by phone and reservation system, checking guests in and out,
preparing continental breakfast and afternoon tea, (a love of
baking is a plus) concierge and daily operations. The position is
available in March 2013. Please email your resume to 

CARETAKER WANTED in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Duties include groundskeeping, mowing, weed-wacking, driveway and
machinery maintenance, gardening, horse care (three horses),
stable and stall maintenance. A spacious one bedroom apartment
will be provided. Experience and references required. To apply,
please email your resume and references to 


HOUSE AND PET-SITTER NEEDED in southwestern Michigan from January
15 - 31. It’s a very rural location. It's beautiful out
here among the vineyards so bring your camera and cross-country
skis. Couple preferred due to the isolation. No smoking in house.
Two miles from a small town with basics, or 18 miles to a larger
city. Prefer an animal lover for corgi/border mix, two indoor and
two barn cats. Warm, comfy house with wi-fi, dish, landline,
propane heat and wood-burning fireplace with plenty of wood. Our
dog loves people, but is fearful of other dogs, so please, no
pets. 4 wheel drive vehicle recommended. References required.
Paid position. Please send inquires to: 

bedroom apartment with appliances and utilities will be provided
in exchange for night and weekend light maintenance and emergency
tenant assistance. There is no monetary compensation for this
opportunity. This position would be perfect for retiree(s) or
daytime employed adult(s). To apply, please stop in for more
information and an application at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

71,000-acre park features sand dunes, beech/maple and pine/oak
forests, rivers, inland lakes, miles of Lake Michigan beach, two
offshore islands, an historic farming district, a lighthouse, two
campgrounds and 105 miles of hiking trails. Campground Hosts
serve in both D.H. Day Campground and Platter River Campground.
Hosts are a contact for campers and act as an observer for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, especially at times when park
personnel are not available to perform these functions. Hosts
also assist in promoting visitor satisfaction by providing
essential services to the visiting public in a timely and
efficient manner. The timeframe is May through October; we ask
that hosts serve a minimum of one month. Free campsites available
for a minimum of 32 hours of work/week. The campsites have
water/electric hook-ups only, (no sewer and electric may operate
at reduced amperage [<30amps] on some sites), dump station is
available. Uniforms provided. Please mail your resume and

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE in the Hemlock, MI area to do some light
housekeeping, and cooking for a 75-year-old  gentleman in
exchange for free room, and board (room includes a nice size bed,
TV/DVD player, etc.). He has cable TV, phone and everything you
may need. This 75-year-old’s legs are giving him problems,
and it’s hard for him to get around. But still, he is
always on the go! And his wife suddenly passed away last
November. So needless to say he is lonely being home all alone.
He does smoke. Cusses like a sailor. And has two very friendly
poodles. He is a wonderful out-spoken person (my best friend). My
wife and I often bring him meals, run errands, and hang out and
drink coffee with him. But he really wants someone who is willing
to cook, and do light house work in exchange for the free room
and board. If this is something you may be interested in, please
call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Inver Grove Heights area. Duties include
daily general cleaning of a large apartment building and
apartment turnovers. Must have an eye for detail and be available
daytime hours and weekends. One or more years of caretaking or
cleaning experience is preferred. Must live on site. Compensation
includes a two bedroom apartment plus salary. To apply, please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


rental property duties. We are only a small operation with a
total of nine rentals and two farms with 27 head of cattle (plus
calves) and 20+ head of horses. We are currently trying to get
out of the horse business and convert to cattle, but will always
have some horses on hand so working with horses is definitely a
plus. We can’t offer a lot in the way of salary, which is
why we’re looking for someone who is retired with his/their
own additional source of income or someone willing to take on
outside work. However, we can provide a nice four bedroom/three
bath home with a swimming pool, 28 acres and two barns (currently
one of our rentals) for your use as well as a small weekly or
monthly salary. While the property does not have a riding barn or
covered arena, it does have 12 stalls which you can use to run
your own breaking/training/farrier business on the side as long
as our needs are met ... or raise a few calves of your own. We
are located in the beautiful Ozarks in south central Missouri not
far from the Arkansas border. There are numerous
rivers/streams/lakes surrounding us and hunting abounds for deer
and turkey. We want someone who is able to manage a rental
business and take care of routine repairs which will involve some
plumbing/carpentry/electrical work as well as fence
building/maintenance, working cattle and horses, and various
other duties involved in the day-to-day operations of a farm. We
do not expect major repairs such as re-roofing or rewiring a
house, etc., but typical duties will include but are not limited
to repair of leaky faucets/toilets, minor electrical repairs such
as putting up a ceiling fan or installing a garbage disposal,
replacing or repairing guttering, etc. Naturally, the farm work
will involve working with animals, operating and upkeep of farm
equipment, installing/maintaining fence, etc. We would love to be
able to travel so need someone we can totally depend on to take
care of our renters/animals while we are away. Our rentals are
currently in good condition and we want to keep them that way; we
prefer to fix a problem on the front end rather than the back. If
this position sounds like something that you would be interested
in, please let us know when it would be convenient for us to
discuss this in detail with you. Also, please forward us your
cover letter, resume, etc. informing us of your requirements and
give us a time when we can contact you via phone. Thank you for
your time and consideration. Please contact us at 


PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED in Lincoln, NE. This is a full-time
position Applicants must have excellent sales and marketing
skills, and previous experience. Benefits include 401K, profit
sharing, excellent commission structure, paid vacation and paid
holidays. If interested, please apply in person at 

NEBRASKA CARETAKER NEEDED. This is an excellent opportunity and
great potential for working caretaker/maintenance, groundskeeper
for a 1,500 acre property in the Nebraska panhandle. We have
beautiful rolling hill country, pine trees, a pond, and
substantial shelter belt tree row investment with established
drip irrigation system. A person with nursery or horticultural
green thumb skills will be a plus. Minimal livestock involvement.
A person with agricultural experience/farming and mechanical
skills would be most helpful. This is a working position. The
caretaker will perform equipment maintenance, upkeep, and general
security. Multiple benefits discussed with the right person.
Salary negotiable and commensurate with work performed. No onsite
housing. Excellent benefit package available. Additional
negotiable benefits and compensation for skilled/qualified
person. Please send your resume with salary history and salary
expectation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.


HELP WANTED. A family man, farm and ranch hand needed. Need to
work with alfalfa hay, irrigated wheat for grazing, pecan trees,
and cattle care. Housing available, health insurance, and a good
salary for a qualified individual. Please mail your resume and


APARTMENT IN EXCHANGE for work on a small horse farm in the Pine
Plains area. I have a 10 acre farm with three horses, three
donkeys, one dog and one cat. I seek a caretaker in exchange for
a sunny, ground floor apartment. Nice living arrangement. Hours
of work vary from one to four daily. The work includes stall and
paddock clean up, feeding, barn care, some lawn and tree
maintenance, pond care, stacking hay etc, etc. This job is set up
so that a person can have another job or go to school part-time
during the day. Responsibilities fall in morning (8:00am) and
evenings (5:00pm). No smokers. Must have excellent references, be
trustworthy, honest, reliable and have prior experience handling
horses from the ground. Please contact: 

A CENTRAL ADIRONDACK ESTATE seeks a full-time, year round,
property caretaker/working superintendent with excellent
character and references. He/she will be responsible for a large
estate with many structures. The caretaker will need to be a jack
of all trades, skilled with a chain saw, able to perform road
maintenance and plowing, have good mechanical skills and be able
to manage one to two employees. He/she will need to have
excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact with many
different owners and other interested parties. The caretaker will
need to live on the property and will be provided with a lakeside
three bedroom house, heath care benefits and a competitive
salary. Please send inquiries and resumes to 


CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for a 26 unit apartment building in
Mount Washington, Ohio. Must be able to show apartments, be
available daily, and able to do other repair projects. Also
involves landscaping and taking care of the premises (cleaning
and repairs). The caretaker must have your own basic tools. Free
rent in a one bedroom apartment if you have a working vehicle and
cell phone. This would be great for a retired couple or single
person. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The farm is comprised of 20 acres with a
large organic vegetable garden. About 10 acres are reserved for
hay making to feed the dairy goats, llamas, horses and rabbits.
Ducks and chickens also live on the farm. The farm is involved
with agritourism and offers classes on the farm. One house on the
farm is used as a Bed & Breakfast and classroom. An ongoing
project is working to save the endangered Butternut tree from
extinction. The farm has about 50 butternut trees on it.
Volunteer helpers would learn many types of work; gardening,
composting, soil fertility, natural weed control, greenhouse
building, tree planting, fence building, harvesting and
preserving food from the garden by drying and home processing,
seed collecting, animal care and fiber processing. Flower and
herb garden renovations, growing a wide variety of vegetables,
small fruits and cut flowers, which are sold at farmers markets
and local restaurants. There is an orchard with several varieties
of apples, cherries and pears. Volunteers stay in the B&B
house. Rooms have bunk beds, and can be shared or a private room
can be requested. Breakfast is on your own with food provided.
Lunch and dinner are provided and prepared but volunteers help
with preparations and clean-up. No smoking or drinking allowed at
any time. Please mail a letter of interest to

HANDS-ON HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed for a Dayton, OH family. We
seek a hands-on, live in or out Household Manager to care for
their home and family that includes two adults, two teenaged
children, and two standard poodles. Their beautiful 10,000 square
foot home with four floors sits on three acres and requires
someone with experience in caring for a wealthy home and family.
This is a great family seeking a nurturing individual who is able
to maintain a professional demeanor, has a strong work ethic and
outstanding communication skills, does not smoke, and offers a
pleasant, friendly presence in the home. Responsibilities include
housecleaning, laundry, ironing, household management including
the maintenance of a household management book, working with
maintenance services and vendors, some pet care, running some
errands, occasional transportation of children to activities, and
hiring professionals as needed for special events. They would
also appreciate help preparing and serving casual home style
dinners during the Jewish holidays. Salary is commensurate with
skills and experience and may include an automobile for the right
person. If the applicant chooses to live in, a furnished
apartment is available off-property. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested; no phone calls,


NEED A RETIRED, SINGLE MAN, who has his own outside income via
Social Security or a Pension, for a ranch helper/caretaker
position at our small, cattle/horse ranch near Lindsay, OK. Will
provide a one bedroom apartment in exchange for services. Must be
able to do some landscaping and care for the animals. Want a man
who would like a nice place to live near Lindsay, Oklahoma. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM AND RANCH HAND needed near Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Must have
experience with general farm equipment maintenance and operation,
welding, fence building, cattle, etc. Housing and some benefits
offered. Applicants must send resumes with references to


CARETAKER WANTED for a 420 acre sheep farm in Oregon near Salem.
Duties include winter sheep feeding, fencing, miscellaneous farm
chores, and being here when we are away. Housing provided in a
two bedroom SW trailer. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONTRACTED RESIDENT CARETAKER position available in West Linn, OR
at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX caretaker position is under
contract with the City of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and work
is led by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Candidates with
agricultural, housekeeping and/or landscape maintenance
knowledge, skills and experience are encouraged to send letter of
interest and resume. Caretaker(s) is responsible for outdoor
maintenance of grounds surrounding the residence, trail
maintenance, invasive species removal and other duties as
assigned. One or two individuals can apply - couples welcome.
Three person maximum, two adults with one child, or one adult
with two children allowed. A limited number of domestic pets are
allowed. Seeking competent individual(s) who will work hard and
display enthusiasm in performance of all housekeeping and
landscaping maintenance tasks assigned. Thirty hours of service
per week is the general time requirement for expected performance
of these duties. Caretaker housing (Lang House) is a private
residence, two bedroom/two bathroom house on the City's
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Compensation - residence occupancy
is given in exchange for caretaking, landscape and trailhead
maintenance services. Duties include outdoor maintenance of
grounds surrounding the residence, trail maintenance, invasive
species removal and other duties as assigned. Must be able to
operate heavy equipment such as tractor, weed cutting machinery,
trimmers and mowers. Lifting is required and other duties as
assigned. Candidates will be required to submit a consent for
criminal background check. Interested parties can please send a
letter of interest and resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Florence, Oregon. Responsibilities include maintenance, cleaning
and guest relations (a yearly average of 15 hours per week) in
exchange for free on-site housing in a modest caretaker's
cottage. The ideal applicant will be in good physical condition
with no dependence on income from the college. If interested,
please send your resume and cover letter via email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information about
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The position is open until filled but
for best consideration, apply by December 15, 2012.

INNKEEPER NEEDED on the North Oregon Coast. Am searching for a
live-in Innkeeper couple or single person for a 14-room rural inn
near the beach in Manzanita, Oregon. (This is not a B&B.).
The successful applicant must be energetic, positive, outgoing,
well organized, able to prioritize and multi-task, a
problem-solver, a good communicator, and have attention to
detail. Hospitality experience is preferred; tourism or similar
experience may qualify. We seek someone with excellent skills in
customer service, phone and email communication, and using a
computer. Duties include taking reservations by phone, email or
online, all aspects of guest services, some billings and
commission processing, maintaining rates, updating the website
and social media, supervision of housekeeping staff, light
maintenance, gardening and also rental and management of an
adjacent cottage. Experience with web-based PMS is helpful, and
marketing and graphic design skills are a plus. While there are
long hours in the summer, there is lighter duty in the winter
months, with opportunities for your hobby and paid vacation. We
have a good reputation, a loyal following of repeat guests, and
good marketing program in a variety of media. The inn is located
on the gorgeous North Oregon coast. Come work where others
vacation! Two state parks, a six mile beach, lots of outdoor
activities and local groups. We will train you on the specifics
of the job. Compensation includes salary, paid vacation and
possible bonus. There is an onsite Innkeeper's apartment with
reasonable rent. Must be drug-free, and prefer nonsmoker. Please
send resume, references and a cover letter explaining why you are
a good fit for this position to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PEARL ISLANDS, PANAMA: Immediate opportunity available for living
and working on a beautiful tropical island. Experience what
others only dream about! The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (eight
rooms) located on Contadora Island, Republic of Panama is seeking
an experienced couple for onsite day-to-day operations.
Hospitality/tourism experience preferred and having spent some
time in Latin America would be a plus. The ideal candidates are
positive and outgoing; willing to help guests whenever and
wherever. Honest, well organized, detail oriented, with superior
communication and problem solving skills. Respectful of the
owners established business policies, self motivated. Position
requirements include: basic Spanish/English, management of the
housekeeping staff, basic computer skills, email, accounting
software, Microsoft Excel, light maintenance/handyman work,
mechanical skills a plus (golf carts), light physical
activity/lifting, a clean and well groomed appearance, being able
to operate a stick shift truck, and have a three month minimum
commitment. The compensation package will include $650 a month
plus reservation and rental incentives for a couple (two people)
or an individual (one person), one bedroom accommodation with
access to outdoor cooking and the restaurant area, in room cable
TV, AC, small fridge, computer/internet access, one day a week
off accumulative – to be taken in succession during the
slow time, and daily breakfast. The manager(s) will be
responsible for all travel costs associated with the position.
Please email (only) your resume(s) to 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Perthshire A couple is required at
this remote shooting lodge. They need to be resourceful, and be a
complement to the existing estate staff and understand long
winters and busy summer and stalking seasons. The housekeeper
will be responsible for the lodge including seasonal help and
cater for the family and other parties. The properties manager
needs a wide range of skills both within the Lodge and around the
Estate. To apply, please mail your resume and references to 


April 2013 through October 2013. This position is located at a
major water resource project with heavy summer visitation. Length
of term may vary. Position includes free RV pad with electricity.
Duties include welcoming campers to the area, assisting with
weekend interpretive programs, minor litter pick-up, and regular
rounds in the campground to be visible and answer questions.
Please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


We are a Spanish couple living in Madrid, offering long-term
accommodation. We have two cats. We would like to improve our
English. My English is upper intermediate and my husband does not
speak a word of English. We offer accommodation for your English.
The Bills: water, electricity, food, telephone, gas, are not
included. We prefer an English native speaker with experience in
language teaching. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you
need more details, or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HEAD BUTLER wanted for a private family with homes in St.
Morritz, Moscow, Monaco, and New York. This offer is for a
travelling position. The Candidate should have strong references,
with English speaking mandatory. You will be in charge of the
existent team of two butlers. You will be responsible for all
travelling goods, personal mail and deliveries, monitoring family
appointments, performing breakfast, lunch and dinner service, and
carry out personal shopping for the main lines. Salary will be
disclosed upon profile. Please send your resume to the following


FARM CARETAKER needed in Franklin, TN. Duties will include taking
care of the farm in general, grass cutting, weed eating, cleaning
barns, cleaning windows, taking care of horses, cutting and
bailing hay, etc. To apply, please write to 


NEED A RANCH COUPLE for a cattle ranch near Brady, Texas. The job
involves all aspects of cattle ranch work and occasional forage
production work. Must have verifiable ranching experience and be
non-smoker, non-doper, and non-drinker. Will furnish house,
utilities, truck and 74 acres of improved pasture for a few
critters, more pasturage available if needed. Salary depends on
ability. Please send your resume with five references and family
photo (if available) to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THREE MONTH INTERNSHIP with the possibility of long-term
employment available for a progressively minded person with a
serious desire to be part of building and helping maintain a
sustainable, organic, small farm in central Texas. Knowledge of
Permaculture theory a plus. If your interests run toward hard
work not much money, good food and doing a job correctly, then
please apply in writing:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IMMEDIATE OPENING: full-time couple needed for a cattle/game
ranch in Frio County, Texas. Duties would include cleaning,
cooking, yard maintenance and pool maintenance. Male might be
required to do some ranch work as needed. Applicants must be
English speaking and middle-aged preferred. This is a salaried
position with living accommodations and a vehicle provided. A
thorough screening of applicants, including a background check,
will be conducted. Non- smoking preferred. Please send inquiries
and/or resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX All inquiries will
be answered

PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED for a HUD 100 unit apartment complex in
central east Austin. Must have property management experience and
be computer literate. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please send your resume via fax to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE needed with cow experience to work with the owner
and crew. This is a cow/calf operation. A three bedroom house (on
school bus route) to be provided. Please state your age and
matrimonial status and mail to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in suburban Salt Lake City
from early January through May 2013, while the owners are out of
the country. It’s a large, five bedroom, fully furnished
house with all amenities in an upscale neighborhood, near schools
and shopping centers, and close to the I-15. Very light duties
are expected and include watering the plants, taking care of the
yard and communicating with the owners via email, or by cell
phone if any emergencies develop. If interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include references and your
past housesitting experience. Thank you.


VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED. I have a lovely, hilltop cape on a country
road near trails for walking, horseback riding, cross-country and
downhill skiing, biking. I am creating a home hostel and would
like help putting up a ceiling of plywood. The room is in the
basement. I need steps built leading off the two porches. The one
or two helpers will have accommodations, have internet access,
and use of the house while the exchange is in effect. I expect
the work could be done easily in one or two weeks or sooner
depending on how handy you are. I am also finishing up putting a
cover on a teepee and making a storm-cap. The area I live in is
close to a hydroelectric dam which we built and run, selling
electricity to the grid. This rural town is a great example of
sustainable living with its community gardens and farmers'
market. There are several maple syrup producers here and historic
farms, organic vegetables and meat farms, cheese makers and a
local beer pub. Hartland is near the Simon Pearce glass blowing
operation nearby, open all year and wood-fired pottery both at my
place and elsewhere in town offers a chance to see, make, and
fire pots if you come when it is happening, often in April.
Dartmouth College is nearby. There is a Shambhala Buddhist center
nearby that I attend. The Connecticut River and its many bird
refuges are great for kayaking or canoeing. I have two kayaks and
an outfitters operates in the next town. There are also several
covered bridges, one the longest in New England. If interested,

VERMONT CARETAKER(S) needed for a permanent live-in estate
manager position with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2013.
We are seeking a mature, responsible and self-starting person or
couple to handle lawn care, upkeep of formal gardens, building
maintenance, bush hogging, and snow removal for an estate/family
compound near Woodstock, VT. Basic forestry and wildlife
management, basic household financials, considerable knowledge of
formal flower gardens, and operation and maintenance of small
farm machinery will be required. A one bedroom apartment is
provided, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Please email your resume and cover letter to 

A 300 ACRE ECO-RETREAT CENTER in Northern Vermont seeking a
caretaker individual or couple to manage the property along with
a retreat center business. Looking for computer/office
management, people hospitality skills and property
maintenance/handyperson skills. Should be comfortable with
tractor use, light carpentry and woodsman skills. The two
positions can be applied individually or as a couple. Beautiful
housing with utilities/internet provided. Extensive landscaped
organic flower/vegetable gardens, spring fed ponds, panoramic
views, hiking trails, yurts, tiny houses, earthen pizza oven,
yoga studio, and workshop and clay studio. Must be into living
lightly, comfortable with low impact lifestyles including
composting toilets, gardening etc. 20 hours a week work trade
plus $15 hour for additional work when needed and agreed in
advance by both parties. There are many opportunities for extra
income for the right motivated person including firewood,
sugaring, leading workshops, etc. Regional familiarity with
culture and climate preferred. Please send your resume to 


HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/COOK needed for a northern Virginia family of
six. We are seeking a live-out Household Manager/Cook. This
family's new 11,000 sq. ft. home needs a wonderful Household
Manager to oversee the daily schedule and cook delicious meals!
Responsibilities include grocery shopping and other errands, meal
planning, food prep, cooking (nightly dinner, lunch for the Mrs.,
snacks after school, plus lunch or small group dinners as
needed), kitchen organization/cleanliness, staff
training/management, coordinating/planning social functions,
formal service for entertaining once or twice a month, household
inventory/stocking, dry cleaning management, file/general
organization, administrative tasks, researching, seasonal
clothing rotation, travel arrangements, packing/unpacking, rare
possibility of travel, occasional pet care/child supervision,
chauffeuring, vendor management, and assisting the housekeeper as
needed. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, non-smoking
professional who is self-motivated, flexible, personable, open
and honest, efficient but thorough, an excellent problem-solver,
and possessing of basic computer skills. Special needs are
present in this family, so the right person must be extremely
patient and have a calm demeanor, be compassionate and
non-judgmental, be accommodating and pleasant and work well in a
busy home. The ability to maintain privacy, show initiative, work
enthusiastically and energetically, cook gourmet to family-style
meals, and take pride in doing an extraordinary job are all
appreciated by this family. The family wants someone to stay and
grow with their family long-term. This position is 40 to 50 hours
a week, Monday through Friday, from 12 to 8 p.m., with
flexibility. Please contact us now regarding this fantastic
position with a wonderful family! Salary to $75,000 as
commensurate with experience and skills, plus possible bonuses.
Please, no phone calls; send resume to Liz at


caretaker(s). Would suit a couple or single. Free accommodation
offered in this stunning, secluded yet accessible location, close
to Snowdonia, the coast at Aberdovery, and the train station. In
exchange, help is needed with housekeeping, cooking, land care
and guest welcoming. Opportunities to generate income include
catering and growing food, and possibly some administrative
support for my business. The Centre includes an inside meeting
space with cinema; two converted stone barns of accommodation; a
stone cottage; summerhouse; and a tipi, so far! The land includes
a dingle with two streams and huge oak trees; two fields;
gardens; and farmland all around. Everything has been converted
to the highest eco standards, with hand crafted oak windows,
doors and furniture etc. Some of the little luxuries include an
individual sauna and a steam room. The Centre is also my home. I
travel frequently, so you would be caring for the place and any
guests in my absence. Non-smokers please. Genuinely brilliant
cleaning skills and good healthy cooking are key. Land care
includes ride-on mowing and quad bike use. Happy to turn a hand
to all manner of activities please. With your presence, Pudge the
cat may well be joined by a dog, chickens and other four-legged
friends. You will need to drive, and preferably have your own
vehicle. If you are willing to commit for at least a year, please
send something about yourself/yourselves, your experience, skills
and interests, including email and phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Next step Skype and then references.
Many thanks.


HOUSESITTER WANTED anytime this winter in northeastern Washington
State, located about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. I
prefer a horse person, just to feed and make sure my two horses
are well. I also have two cats and two mini donkeys to look
after. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SEATTLE, WA COUPLE is seeking a Household Manager. This is a
long-term, live-out position with the following responsibilities:
managing staff, grocery shopping, serving of food, some cooking,
light housekeeping (when needed), some laundry/sewing/ironing,
performing daily chores, running errands, storing/caring
for/cleaning high-end clothing, party/event planning, packing for
wife's travel, spraying off docks/decks/walkways, caring for
pets, and possibly traveling with the couple. The ideal candidate
will be a mature, professional individual who is also dependable,
smart, confident, positive, happy, discreet, trustworthy,
organized, healthy, hard working and self-starting. This person
must also have Macintosh computer skills, good etiquette, a sense
of fashion, experience/knowledge of high-end clothing and its
care, a love of dogs, and a willingness to roll up his/her
sleeves and help, if needed. Nonsmokers only. Privacy and
confidentiality are paramount to this family. They travel
frequently and are in residence about seven to eight months out
of the year. Perks from the family may be included as well. Hours
are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flexibility. Don't
miss this wonderful employment opportunity! Annual salary $50,000
to $65,000 as commensurate with experience and skills. Please, no
phone calls. Please send your resume to


LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an 11-acre hobby farm in Northwest
Wisconsin. Private space with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and
living area with separate entrance provided. Will require care of
house, grounds, flower and vegetable garden, a Welsh Corgi who
requires daily meds, and a cat. I travel from four days each week
to four days every other week. Currently no other animals are on
the farm, however, in the spring I plan to add chickens for a
start. Looking for an older person who is reliable and would like
a quiet, peaceful place with duties that will not be overtaxing.
Please contact Clara at if interested at 

PROPERTY CARETAKERS needed. Seeking a caretaker team for a senior
housing property located in the heart of Wausau. This team will
possess strong customer service, cleaning with attention to
detail, and excellent maintenance skills. Our candidates will be
required to live on-site in a beautiful two bedroom apartment.
Please send your resume or letter of interest to 


SNOWED-IN ALPINE WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles north
of Pinedale, Wyoming, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a
caretaker. Various length stints are available through June 1.
Gorgeous scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
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


Maui or Big Island: Single woman available from November 28
-January 28, 2013 for house and/or pet care, and gardening. 30
years experience in gardening/pet care specialist Santa Fe, NM.
Excellent references available. Please call 

Experienced caretaking couple currently living on the big island
of Hawaii available for caretaking, house care, and property
assistance. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a very active retired executive couple, travelling the US
for a few months. At home in Pennsylvania, during Spring and
Summer, we raise chickens, ducks and peafowl (all pets) and care
for our two cats and one dog on our 10 acre property. Our
property has a pool and gardens that we look after ourselves in
the warmer months. Because we have a great house sitter, we are
fortunate enough to be able to travel during the winter.
Travelling with us, we have a small (30 lb), very well behaved
three year old dog which is used to being around other animals.
We would be interested in caretaking a property in California or
the southwest for a week or two during our travels. Do you need
help so you can travel for the holidays or vacation? References
available. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a couple in our forties looking to caretake a property
preferably in the Santa Cruz , San Francisco, or Big Sur areas;
or in Western NY/ North PA area; or in Hawaii. We are both
professional gardeners and love animals. I currently work at a
Santa Cruz Garden Center as a horticulturist. We have excellent
knowledge of tree pruning, vegetable and ornamental gardens. Able
to do high end tree and landscape work. Good sense and eye for
working with the natural environment and indoor spaces to create
a peaceful and inspiring ambience. Housekeeping and light
handyman experience. Responsible, clean, and dependable. Please

I am a professional seeking to house or pet sit during the summer
of 2013 (anytime between June - August) in Ireland. I am open to
various locations. I am able to house or pet sit, perform
cleaning, minor maintenance and landscaping. I would prefer to
not be in a rural area as I would like to access amenities via
public transportation or within walking distance. References
furnished upon request. Kady can be contacted at

Retired handyman husband, meticulous housekeeper wife will
housesit in Montgomery County, Maryland January - April 2013.
Have two cats. Please contact us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Plan Ahead: Leave your house, property, pets in great hands. I
will be retired in June and available for both short and long
term property caretaking. I am 61 years young, in great shape,
love animals, can keep a lawn green, a pool blue, trees trimmed,
and the "neighbors" out. All my wife and I need is a
comfortable place to dream. I have great references, and faraway
places are great but not a must. Please email 

Housesitting position wanted in the San Mateo, California area.
Retired professional couple available for two to three months
beginning January 2013. We have extensive experience in home
maintenance, gardening and landscaping. Non-smoking, drug-free,
and responsible. Excellent references available. Please call us

Housesitter/caretaker available in Los Angeles. Timing flexible.
Mature female into clean, conscious, and healthy living. Building
health coach practice and seeking live/work situation. Experience
as trusted housesitter, creative project manager, organizer and
assistant. Raw vegan food prep, pet care, errands, etc. Excellent
references available. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: A permanent position on a large ranch or large farm
property. I can go anywhere, and provide great security for your
property. I need a house or trailer house to live in (no RV) and
all utilities paid. We can negotiate wages. I’ll also need
a ranch truck or 4WD and gas or diesel to get around the
property. Great references available. You wouldn’t be
disappointed with me. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A mature, responsible, hardworking, mother and son need a
housesitting/caretaking position in Durango, Colorado. We will
need to be in the Durango High district from November –
June. Please call Tess at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married Couple (45-49) with outside income,
non-smoking/drinking/drugs, exceptionally clean and quiet seeks
long term caretaking position of your vacation home in O.V./Dove
Mt/Marana, AZ area in lieu of unfurnished living quarters.
Experience in (not limited to): light maintenance/repairs,
cleaning, gardening, drip irrigation and plumbing. Excellent
local references. Let's get acquainted! Please call/text 

Professional, Trustworthy and Reliable; CA Central Coast
Caretaker / Home Assistant seeking position. Experienced Property
Caretaker / Barn Manager / Handy Woman seeking onsite caretaking
or home security opportunity in the Santa Barbara area of
California. Paid or unpaid, depending on the situation. I have
experience with family pets and livestock. I also landscape, and
develop small organic home gardens. Experience with high-end
properties, home security and household organization with or
without staff. I take care of your home, provide security, and
prepare household for family visits. I can provide superior
references. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

31-year-old woman seeking a long-term caretaking opportunity. I
am a mature, responsible, non-smoking writer with excellent
references. I love animals, can live off-grid, speak Spanish
fluently and grew up on a farm. Seeking part-time work or
caretaking in exchange for a place to live; all I need to write
is internet access. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Santa Fe, NM Experienced Housesitting/Caretaking. Mature
professional woman to live-in/care for your home/plants/pets
while you are away. Four-month minimum. Have references.
Nonsmoker, nondrinker, quiet and neat. Very strong and can handle
many kinds of chores. Please contact Shannon by calling 

Responsible, mature, former professional (Nonprofit ED/Attorney)
seeking solitude in nature to explore meditation/yoga/writing.
Can take care of animals/plants, business communications (my
specialty was assisting start-ups), run errands, etc. in exchange
for room (near/on water with nice climate would be ideal!). In
southwest US but can travel. 2 + more weeks (L-T a plus).
Skype/references. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer, teacher, reliable lady 50's, mother (adult daughter),
loves dogs - having returned to my beloved New York after two
years in CA, completing a Master of Divinity program at a UU
seminary in Berkeley, CA. Willing to house-sit and care with love
for your place only in Manhattan: Downtown Greenwich Village,
East Village, Chelsea, Union Square, etc or Midtown, UWS,
Brooklyn, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights or Queens, Astoria,
Jackson Heights, close to the subway - from a few months to a
year – I am flexible. Great references available. I don't
smoke, nor use drugs or alcohol. Please call

Shelby and I have finished up a security contract with
Exxon/Mobile and are looking for another position.
Caretaking/Security work, preferably with living quarters. I'm a
reliable Christian guy, semi-retired. My background is teaching,
real estate, restaurants, and collector cars. We've lived in the
same small Montana town for most our lives and have excellent
references. I'm as comfortable in the kitchen as the corral.
Shelby is a Mastiff/Dane cross, loveable and shy, with impeccable
manners... excellent sentry partner, but not worth a darn as a
guard dog. But, at 150 lbs, bad guys don't want to test her. We'd
like to find a job for the winter, but wouldn't rule out a
year-round opportunity. We're fit and trim, healthy, and easy to
get along with.  I look forward to talking with you. Please email

Loving, peaceful, fun, spirituality-rooted and harmonious couple
seeking work/trade-living arrangement in Northern California.
Prefer the Napa, Sonoma, Lake County region. Multi-talented,
licensed healing arts professionals, we care-take people,
property and pets. We are passionate about Earth stewardship,
service to humanity, community, organic farming, and
permaculture. Extensive references.

Seeking a temporary position in Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, or
Avon summer 2013. Part-time work Inn or B&B for a quiet room
with good internet. Christian woman writer, teacher, responsible
resident management experience. Negotiate terms. Great references
available. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Own A B&B Or Have A Property For Sale? We are professional
caretakers and video producers. We can caretake or manager your
property and simultaneously produce a video for YouTube (and your
website). Or we can just spend a few days there and produce a web
movie. Please check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
see high quality, HD production samples. Please call or email: 

Looking for my niche! As a holistic health practitioner, a reiki
master, yoga enthusiast, and a veterinary technologist, I welcome
the opportunity to continue in any of these fields. Integrated
medicine has always been my inspiration for continuing education.
Ultimately, I would enjoy a consulting position. Please email 

Handy Woman - Horse Woman seeks a caretaker position in the
western mountain states. I have been self employed as a
carpenter/painter for over 25 years. Experienced in all phases of
remodeling. Animal lover with years of experience training horses
and dogs clean driving record, no smoking drinking or drug use. I
have a small RV and an 8-year-old sheltie mix. Excellent
references available. Thank you for your interest. Please call 

Cat Rescuer seeks short- or longer-term housing in secluded
nature setting in exchange for pet- or house-sitting, rent, or
sanctuary/shelter work. Medical expertise, loads of time and
love, great references, no substances/human visitors. Vegan,
independent means. Not immaculate. Would bring my cat. Please

An able, mature, healthy, fit, retired man, financially stable,
is seeking a house sitting, pet sitting, general caretaking
position, or operating a small resort, beginning in January 2013.
I would prefer something five months or longer but will consider
anything three months or longer. I have experience in light home
and property maintenance and repair, landscaping, gardening, and
love caring for dogs and cats! I am a walker and would love your
dogs to accompany me. I prefer a warmer climate, but would
consider other options. I am honest, dependable, self motivated,
non smoking, discreet, and am looking forward to discussing your
needs! Excellent references available. Please email 

Mature, dependable, single woman seeks caretaker position in New
England, CO or the West Coast. Care for your home/garden/animals.
Excellent cook focusing on healthy, organic. Cultured, artist,
educated: computers, design, editing, personal assistance. Desire
separate living quarters, compensation in exchange for committed

Mature Woman, resourceful, responsible, respectful of privacy and
property. I adore animals/nature. Seeking
housesitting/plant/animal tending. I love and have talent for
creating beautiful environments inside and outside. Prefer a
moderate climate with small amounts of snow or none at all. Parlo
italiano. Desire a long term situation located within a half hour
of cultural activities. No alcohol/drugs. Excellent references
available. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate Manager with 20+ years experience looking for work in the
Newport, RI area. Award winning gardener with greenhouse
expertise, experience in overseeing contractors, household staff.
Excellent references available. Please contact 

Need someone to care for your home, pets and plants while you are
away? For peace of mind and loving care for your animals, I can
house/pet sit for you on the Panama coast the months of January -
March/April, 2013. (Would consider the coast of Costa Rica or
Nicaragua, but prefer Panama at this time.) Nonsmoker,
resourceful, responsible, retired lady who will care for your
home like it was my own. Strengths include cleaning and
organizing, and handy with minor maintenance and repair. Love
animals, especially birds. Great references available. Please

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fast-casual and is on a major Colorado highway between Denver and
Breckenridge. We also have housing available with this cafe
lease. The cafe has a two bedroom/one bath cottage that is right
behind the cafe and is available within the deal. The current
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