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THIS IS OUR 199th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 34, Number 1       

January/February 2016        ISSN 1074-3642  
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 13 countries
- Caretaker Profile
The Place Where I Belong - Profile of Gary Barker
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



through September 1, 2016. Must have your own RV. Duties will
include visitor assistance, remaining friendly and accommodating
at all times, checking bathrooms frequently and cleaning when
necessary, and restocking toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up
any litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds a minimum
of once a week for any hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking
trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash
bags, and hand towels, rakes, and pruners will be provided.
Monitor activities in the park with respect to violation of park
regulations and notify ranger staff or county police of any
problems if warranted. Assist with recycling program and special
projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Open gates at 8:00
am and close gates at 8:30 pm. Gatehouse hours: 11:00 am to 5:00
pm. Hosts will be required to collect fees, sell annual passes,
make shelter reservations and answer the telephone during the
entire length of your shift. Provide visitors with information
concerning Corps Recreation  Areas.  A  criminal  background
check is required. Hosts are provided a full service RV campsite,
water, power, and sewer hook-up included. To apply, please
complete our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX application at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks in advance for volunteering for the
Corps of Engineers.

CARETAKER, custodian, handyman needed for an apartment community
in Birmingham. This is a full-time position. Possible studio
residence available after a brief trial period. The caretaker
candidate must be self-motivated, friendly, and work well with
people. Must have current references. Compensation will be
commensurate with experience. Fax resumes to


seasonal Facilities Manager works cooperatively with the
management to maintain the physical infrastructure of two remote
Alaskan lodges in the interior of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This
includes tools, equipment, buildings, vehicles and grounds.
During the summer season, this person trains, supervises and
instructs a four to six person crew comprised of skilled,
semi-skilled and unskilled workers in the implementation of
maintenance objectives. Pre- and post-season work includes
opening/closing the seasonal systems, planning, procuring
inventory and hands-on work with construction projects plus
assisting in hiring operations staff. The full job description,
benefits and directions for applying are found on the employment
pages of our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PRIVATE FAMILY FACILITY on five acres in need of a responsible,
self-motivated, respectful, individual (or couple) to care for
our 6-10 horses and property. The job includes feeding, cleaning
stalls, turning horses out, mowing in summer, caretaker presence
and light maintenance. We will provide a nice two bedroom
apartment, utilities and $100 per week. If you're tired of
fighting the cold then Yuma, Arizona winters are perfect, summers
are a bit hot. Need to be able to lift 50# and keep a schedule.
Non-smoker, non-drinker and no drugs. Please email


RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in Bryant, in Saline County. A
Little Rock Arkansas Management Company is seeking an energetic
Resident Manager/Caretaker for the Central Arkansas area. Must be
professional, outgoing, energetic, and capable of performing
duties unsupervised on a day-to-day basis. Experience preferred
but not required. Duties include leasing apartments, collecting
rents, bookkeeping, and general maintenance. Experience with the
property management of USDA Rural Development or Tax Credit
housing is a plus. Compensation includes a rent/utility free
apartment. Please send resumes with references to


Hi Gary, our first Gazette help-wanted ad was answered by two of
your subscribers in Boise, Idaho. Norman and Maureen were just
the couple we needed to make our travel worry-free. They
contacted us within a day of seeing our ad; then sent us detailed
information about themselves and their caretaker goals. They
arrived two days prior to our leaving to get acquainted with us
and the tasks at-hand, and assured our comfortable return. They
not only left our place better than they found it, Norman and
Maureen took excellent care of our cats and poultry. We are so
glad that we gave The Caretaker Gazette a try. We gained new
friends, travelled knowing our property and animals were in great
hands, and offered our caretakers a Montana adventure. Norman and
Maureen spoiled us with their attention to detail, flexibility,
and gracious care. Thanks, Val J., Helena, MT
Great Val! Glad to read another Gazette success story. We're
always happy to hear good feedback about our subscribers - and
we're always happy to hear when a property owner finds great
caretakers via The Caretaker Gazette.
Hi Gary, please renew me for another three years of my Gazette
subscription. Since leaving my full-time job last year I've been
doing well. By my own choice, I am not working full-time and I'm
loving the freedom. I hope all is well with you and your family.
On behalf of all of us who are wanderers but not lost: Keep up
the good work! Barry M., Portland, OR
Thanks for writing, Barry. That's a great life philosophy you
have and one that is shared by so many of our subscribers. Thanks
for the renewal and please keep in touch and, from time to time,
please let us know how things are going for you.
Hello, we received our first issue of The Caretaker Gazette and
we are so amazed at the number of the great people we were able
to contact through just one issue! The quality of the people was
high too, in terms of positions offered. Our second issue was the
one that really opened the door for us. We received an offer to
caretake a beautiful bed and breakfast! The second issue of the
Gazette that we received was the charm. The owners even let us
bring our small dog! The owners are so gracious and honest. It's
a pleasure to work for them. Thank you again for everything! 
Nanci T. and Bob S., St. Louis, MO
Nanci, thanks for taking the time to share your experience
with us. It's nice to hear that things worked out so well for you
and Bob. It's great that you were able to find an opportunity
that suits your needs - including being able to bring your small
dog with you. We look forward to hearing more about your
experiences at the bed and breakfast.
Hi Gary, the ad for a housesitter and catsitter for my summer
home that I ran in your Gazette email broadcast resulted in
nearly two dozen email responses! They all sound like they would
be perfect too and the kind of people I would like to have in my
home taking care of my cats while I'm down here in Florida. Now
the hard part! How do I even choose just one? Thanks for
providing such a fantastic service! Terry M., Tampa, FL

Thanks for your message, Terry. I'm glad things worked out for
you so you don't need to leave your home vacant and your cats
unattended while you're away. Like you, many property owners tell
us that they have found their best housesitters by advertising in
the Gazette. Please keep us in mind the next time you'll need a
catsitter/housesitter for your summer home.

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

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

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CARETAKER/GROUNDSPERSON couple needed for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This would be suitable for active
pensioners. Taking green fees, buggy and equipment hire. Some
cleaning and gardening required. A partly furnished, stylish two
bedroom cottage will be provided. Please call

WE ARE LOOKING for a caretaker couple to maintain
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Having handyman, mechanical and supervisor
skills is an advantage. Must be self-motivated, honest and
reliable. A two bedroom cottage is available plus power and
water. This position suits a self-motivated, mature couple. The
position starts at the end of January 2016. Any enquires should
be sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia. All application should
be in by the 11th of December 2015.

CARETAKER needed on a property in Longreach, a town in Central
West Queensland, approximately 700 kilometers from the coast,
west of Rockhampton. The caretaker will need to do water runs,
monitor remaining stock, do maintenance on station buildings, and
care for the garden. Accommodation, power, keep and remuneration
provided. This would be suitable for a retiree. To apply please
fax two references and your local phone number to

upcoming retirement of our existing caretakers, applications are
hereby invited for an experienced person or persons to formally
tender for the management and caretaking of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for an initial term of three years. Park Avenue is one of
Brisbane's premier buildings, comprised of 56 apartments within
the South Bank Parklands. The management and caretaking role
requires a diligent individual (or couple) who possess excellent
interpersonal skills and a conscientious work ethic. The
successful applicant will feel a sense of pride in continuing the
high standard of care that has been set and maintained for the
owners of the building. The three year work management and
caretaking contract outlines the varied responsibilities required
for the role. The contract can be received on request by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The role will attract generous remuneration
for the successful tenderer. Interested applicants/tenderers
should forward a full and complete resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia. Applications close December 20th, 2015. Interviews
will be conducted in December/January with a scheduled
commencement date planned for February 2016, allowing
approximately three weeks for complete handover. The actual start
date is flexible for the right candidate.

PET/HOUSESITTER needed in Hornsby (Upper North Shore Sydney) from
December 24 to December 27. We have a two story townhouse, no
maintenance or cleaning (we have a cleaner), outdoor heated spa,
relaxed backyard, BBQ, air conditioning, Netflix, Foxtel, and
Wi-Fi. We have two little 4-legged senior citizens requiring
minimal maintenance, including food, cuddles and an evening walk.
Monetary payment for this housesit due to the Christmas dates. We
are on the bus and train line, and close to shopping centers,
restaurants, cinemas, etc. For more details, please call

north of Mareeba, on the Atherton Tableland in Far North
Queensland. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

a live-in caretaker to join the team. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
Perth's largest tourist holiday park with 68 accommodation units
and 180 powered sites for travelling caravaners, tenters and
backpackers. The position is four days on and three days off with
comfortable accommodation provided onsite to the successful
applicant (and partner if applicable). The basis of the caretaker
role is to ensure the smooth daily running of the park. Typical
daily duties include: pool and spa testing and maintenance,
general landscaping, grounds and accommodation unit maintenance,
guest information with some office duties, showing guests a range
of camp sites and helping them reverse their caravans into
position. On your rostered nights you will be "on-call" for any
after-hours arrivals, ensuring there are no night time
disturbances from guests or visitors, ensuring the pool is
vacated at closing time. Experience within the accommodation and
tourism industry is not required and most skills for the job can
be taught onsite however previous experience in dealing with
groups or tourists, etc. would be a benefit. The applicant must
have basic or medium computer skills to learn our booking system,
and possess general maintenance and grounds keeping skills. Most
importantly though is being active, possessing a good attitude
and a willingness to give anything a go. Australian residents
should send their resumes and cover letters to

CARTAKER COUPLE needed for a cattle property near Augathella.
Duties will include maintaining waters and fences, feeding the
animals, gardening and handyman work. Cattle, welding and
machinery maintenance knowledge an advantage. Live-in, furnished,
air-conditioned three bedroom cottage with free rent and power
included. This position may include a small salary. Must be tidy,
responsible, energetic and of sober habits. The caretaker couple
can start in early 2016. Resume and references required. Please

GOLF COURSE VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed. Caretakers wanted at our
not-for-profit, volunteer run, 9-hole golf course at Ravenshoe on
the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns in Far North Queensland.
Ideally we are looking for a golfer or someone very interested in
golf. In return for a free camp-site, electricity, water and
golf, it would be ideal if the caretaker could do some ride-on
mowing, monitor the watering system and oversee patrons and
general caretaking duties. We have in the past had two
caretakers, and would envisage this again, as it gives the
caretakers freedom to travel as well as caretake, with a home
base. To apply, local caretakers should mail their resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

PAID HOUSEKEEPER POSITION available in northeast Tasmania. A
caretaker/gardener/handyperson is required for a day and a half
per week for our farming household in Rowella. This is a live-in
position, and the caretaker will be provided with their own three
bedroom house. Persons or couple with both skills are preferable
and long-term prospects are highly regarded. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A FARMING CARETAKER COUPLE is required for full-time employment
on a hay and beef farm on the Southern Downs area in the Darling
Downs region of Queensland. Must be physically fit and
experienced in hay growing. Housework and caretaking will be part
of the partners' duties. House and negotiated salary provided to
the suitable applicants. General enquiries should call

work such as putting in/moving/taking out doors, which will
probably take about a week or so. We have a farm in the Lightning
Ridge/Collarenebri area of New South Wales and we would supply
power and fuel for your RV along with food, bathroom facilities,
and endless cuppas. Anyone interested can phone us on

A POSITION IS AVAILABLE for a caretaker/maintenance handyman and
a shopkeeper at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 85kms northwest of
Perth. We are looking for a community minded couple to maintain
and care for the park. The caretaker/maintenance person should
have knowledge of lawn and reticulation systems, be a handyman
with all round skills in maintaining machinery and the swimming
pool. They will also be responsible for cleanliness and general
tidiness of the park. The caretaker's role is a 40 hours per week
position, full-time, salaried position which includes weekends.
Extra work over the summer holidays and Easter is generally
required. Time off during the week is allowed for, to cover
weekends worked. An attractive package includes a reasonable
salary, an onsite rent-free three bedroom/one bathroom house,
company work vehicle and a shop. The shop is to be run by the
applicant (freehold) - all profits going to the successful
applicant. The applicants should have a pleasant, sociable
outlook and must have a police clearance and first aid
certificate. Strictly no pets allowed. All applications are to be

CARETAKER WANTED for a 20 acre horse property in a small town in
the Moreton Bay Region in Queensland. This is a volunteer
position. Free accommodation, electricity and water provided in
exchange for volunteer work on the property, such as collecting
horse manure and feeding the horses as required. The
accommodation is for one person only. Pets are OK. Horse
experience preferred. This would be ideal for an active retired
person. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please


CARETAKER needed for a four acre Rescue/Lesson Facility located
in Corralitos, CA. We are looking for a caretaker for our horse
rescue and lesson program. Trade for living space and utilities.
This is for a single person, and possibly your cat. The caretaker
must have horse experience and have horse awareness, pass a
background check, be non-smoking, drugs or drama on the property.
We have a respectful, safe and sober environment here. We are
looking for a long-term caretaker. This is a work/trade
situation, with a 30 day trial period for both parties, after an
interview process. Work four days, about six hours a day. Three
hours in the mornings and three hours in the afternoon to care,
feed, water, clean stalls, blanket/unblanket, minor maintenance
and upkeep of fencing and auto waters. You get a small fenced-in,
fully equipped trailer, in a lovely valley. Thank you for your
interest. Please email your resume and references to

This job opportunity requires an adult couple; this is not a
position for a single person. We have an opening for a
hardworking and responsible couple with previous
caretaker/housekeeping experience for a ranch property in Paso
Robles West. Labor is in exchange for a three bedroom/one bath
home which includes all utilities (except telephone), Direct TV,
washer and dryer, air conditioning and private yard. Most pets
are OK. A love of animals is a must! Experience with horses and
other farm animals preferred. The caretaker's responsibilities
include maintenance of a large property including landscaping and
irrigation, keeping property secure, basic household plumbing,
basic carpentry, cleaning and performing handyperson duties as
needed. The caretaker must have experience operating landscaping
equipment. Other duties include the feeding of horses and other
livestock as well as cleaning of stalls and paddocks. Candidates
should be in overall good health with good communication skills
and can follow instructions from the ranch manager. The
housekeeper's responsibilities include housekeeping and cleaning
mainly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Retired or
part-time employed couples are desirable. Please email your
resume or your list of qualifications as well as the reasons that
you are the couple for the job, and a phone number to contact you
FREE RENT available in Encino for a dog professional couple only.
This unique living situation isn't for everyone so please read
carefully before responding: We are a non-profit small dog rescue
in search of a responsible and stable live-in couple, with at
least one person who has extensive experience as either a
vet-tech, dog trainer, or very experienced dog rescuer. A groomer
may also be considered. This arrangement would be an exchange of
a one bedroom house with additional office space for our rescue
plus a shared kitchen, for your time and care for our dogs. Most
of our dogs are under 20lbs and we are not focused on one
specific breed. Although you must love dogs, you may not have
your own pet as you will be required to care for approximately 10
dogs on the property. Responsibilities will include: General
caretaking of the property, including cleaning after the dogs and
keeping the property tidy and presentable, letting the dogs out
of their crates each morning and returning them each night,
ensuring that they are getting along, and separating those who
are not sociable and working with them to integrate with other
dogs and humans, medicating dogs when needed, and monitoring for
issues that may arise such as kennel cough, limping, hair loss,
pain, etc., and reporting it to our staff, and feeding,
exercising, and ensuring the noise level is kept to a minimum.
You must be comfortable with other employees and volunteers to be
on the property during the daytime hours, and be comfortable with
many dogs in and out of your living quarters. Showing dogs to
potential adopters and fosters by appointment if needed. We are
not looking for someone who simply needs free rent. We are
looking for someone who is passionate about dogs and rescuing who
doesn't mind being surrounded by dogs all day long. Ideally, one
of you would be a vet-tech, trainer, or similar dog-professional
while the other may have a part time day-job. As long as someone
is always on the property each morning and each night to ensure
they are always monitored. This means that if you go out at night
to dinner and a movie, you must hire a dog-sitter for the hours
that you are gone, or make arrangements with our many volunteers
to do it for free, as long as you never leave the property
unattended when our staff is not there. The property is clean,
safe, and basic. It has approximately 700 sq. ft. of tile floors,
laundry, stove, refrigerator, and plenty of outdoor space not all
of which will be used for the dogs. There is air-conditioning in
every room although the house seems to keep really cool on the
inside. There is plenty of daylight as well. If you do not have
your own furniture we can probably provide you with whatever you
need through our generous volunteers and donors. Absolutely no
smoking or marijuana use. A refundable security deposit of $350
is required and you are responsible for the Internet/phone/TV
costs which is approximately $100/month. If you feel that you are
the right couple who live and breathe dog rescue and wish to
devote your lives to them, please send us your qualifications and
why you feel that you are the right caretakers to

RV LIVING SPACE AVAILABLE in exchange for a property caretaker in
San Bernardino County. We have a house in the desert outside of
Twentynine Palms, CA and we are looking for a retired person to
help a little and do some security for us. This is not a paying
position - it would be in exchange for you to park your RV here.
This can be a long-term position. There are full hookups, TV, and
a few more perks. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME, salaried assistant caretaker couple needed
for a private island with modern infrastructure systems, in the
vicinity of Whaletown Bay, Cortes Island, BC. We are looking for
a mature couple in good health, valid driver's license, good
driving record, basic first aid, and stable employment history.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with other
personnel in a semi remote location. Basic clerical and computer
literacy. Experience with small boat operation, routine outboard
maintenance, knowledge of marine safety and navigation. Must
possess a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Experience in
operations of equipment and machinery, knowledge of mechanics,
electrical, water systems, generators and building maintenance. 
General knowledge in grounds keeping, gardening and housekeeping.
Salary and benefits based on experience and expected
responsibilities. A fully furnished two bedroom house with
utilities provided. Please submit resumes to

CARETAKER NEEDED in Deep Bay for a farm-exchange opportunity for
housing. I am looking for someone to live on a farm with a double
wide two bedroom home. The chores would take about two hours a
day. Maintenance of the buildings required and feeding of the
animals. This is a good opportunity for someone who is
middle-aged and a non-smoker. Please mail your resume and

CARETAKER NEEDED for high-end residential buildings in Vancouver.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a growing janitorial and building
maintenance firm looking for team oriented and enthusiastic
individuals to service high-end residential and commercial
buildings most of which are transit accessible. Full-time and
part-time positions available immediately in North Vancouver,
Lower Mainland and Vancouver. A caretaker performs administrative
duties, co-ordinates activities related to the management of
buildings and keeps common areas of strata buildings clean and
orderly, and will need to:
- Meet trades people and coordinate access to building and moves
- Perform janitorial duties involving common areas
- Perform minor repairs
- Ability to communicate in both written and spoken English
- Basic knowledge of computer (Excel/Word/Email)
- Swimming pool/Hot tub certification would be an asset, but not
a requirement
- No Criminal record and must be bondable
We offer opportunities for advancement and attractive wages based
on experience including comprehensive health and dental benefits!
If you have caretaker/janitorial industry experience and are
interested in being a part of a dynamic growing company, please
fax your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN HOUSE COUPLE needed in British Columbia and Québec
provinces. Housekeeping responsibilities for the daily cleaning
and maintaining the general appearance of the whole residence,
including care of fine furnishings, finishes and delicate
surfaces and delicate items, washing, ironing, steaming and linen
care, including washing delicate fabrics, making beds, closet
organization, always maintaining personal effects properly,
organizing and managing household inventories, flower
arrangements and plants management, packing, unpacking and
transport of suitcases, cooking/assistance, meal planning,
preparation and cooking, assistance with private and social
events, perform table setting and table service during events,
and houseman/groundskeeper duties. Day-to-day running of the
property to maintain standards and efficiency, including
identifying maintenance and repair projects, general handyman
services and facilities (including HVAC, boiler systems, A/V,
security system, swimming pool, irrigation, etc.)., gardening,
lawn mowing and small repairs, managing and monitoring household
inventories and a budget, scheduling and supervision of household
installations, trades and vendors for interior and exterior and
seasonal projects, supervise trades, vendors, and contractors in
conjunction with the house manager, keeping of a weekly activity
log. Also, general errand running, including grocery shopping and
dry cleaning, and overall vehicle management and chauffeur
duties, as required. Competitive salary provided. Please email
your resume and references and mention that you are applying for

RESIDENT CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a Family Oriented Recreational
Park in Port Alberni, British Columbia. A private member owned 10
acre park located on pristine Sproat Lake just minutes from Port
Alberni, is seeking a highly motivated semi-retired couple or
individual to provide maintenance and grounds-keeping of the
property with 107 seasonal RV sites, in exchange for hourly pay.
This is a year-round position that requires the caretaker(s) to
live onsite in a two bedroom residence, with an attractive
all-inclusive rent. The Park is open to members April 15th to
October 15th however most activities and interaction with members
are during the summer months. The caretaker job is full-time for
seven months (April 1st to October 31st) and part-time throughout
the winter providing mainly security and park clean up, while
living on site. This position is ideally suited for a couple;
however every consideration would be given to an individual who
meets our requirements. The successful applicant(s) will be
physically fit, have great people skills and be self-starters
with experience with handling petty cash, email communications,
Word and Excel is desirable. Possession of handyman skills and
being familiar with carpentry, painting, basic electrical and
basic plumbing work would be needed to be successful in this
position. Experience with machinery (tractor) and ground keeping
equipment (lawn mower, golf cart, gas weed eater, power blower,
power washer) is highly desirable. The caretaker's
responsibilities include property maintenance, lawn mowing,
housekeeping duties (in particular main washroom and the Park
shower facilities), provide a security presence, management of
site water system and other general duties. A vehicle with towing
capabilities for a utility trailer is required. Ideally the
successful applicants would be available in January 2016 and are
required to provide a valid driver's license and criminal record
check. All applications must be submitted no later than December
15th. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Only those chosen for interviews will be
contacted for an interview. Thanks in advance for applying to our


and housekeeper at a beautiful garden estate in Vieques PR
starting January 1 or before if possible. We require a minimum
six month commitment. You do not need a passport to come here. 
Duties will involve light cleaning and some simple food
preparation and weeding. In exchange for work which will not
exceed 20 hours a week on average, you will have a lovely casita
that includes a bathroom, kitchenette and large living room
sleeping area with its own entrance plus a stipend of $75.00 a
week. Use of car could be included if you are a qualified driver.
You will also have use of the pool and access to the numerous
fresh fruit products here. Applicant(s) must be drug/alcohol free
and service oriented with high standards of integrity and
references (required). A vegan or vegetarian is preferred but not
required. All applications will be thoroughly vetted with a
professional background check. Please email your resume and

LOOKING FOR a resident caretaker. Must be financially secure 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
stipend in exchange for part-time work. The applicant should be
in good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and
drug-free. 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


CARETAKER/RENTER wanted for a Costa Rica beachfront home in
Zancudo, a small town on Gulfo Dulce. It's a contemporary
two-story, two bedroom/two bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL
internet, etc. Seeking a mature, non-smoking person/couple, for a
one-year lease. Available now at $300/month plus utilities and a
deposit. You can see my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn


A CAPABLE AND CONSCIENTIOUS COUPLE needed to work at a riverside
property near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, in southeast
England. One will be responsible for the garden, pool, cars, some
maintenance and general duties including occasional driving for
the owner. The partner will be responsible for general household
duties, answering the telephone, etc. It will be advantageous for
both to be able to drive. A detached two bedroom flat over the
garage block with your own small private garden with utilities
paid by the owner. Car provided with all costs paid apart from
fuel for private use. Employment to commence in early January
2016. References required. Please send your resume and references


INNKEEPER/HOUSE KEEPER needed in Daytona Beach, Florida. Award
winning XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We have seven rooms and a Tea Room.
Ambitious personable woman to greet guests, take reservations,
help with food service, and clean rooms/Inn. 3rd floor apartment
and utilities included, plus a salary. Be part of team sharing in
responsibilities with onsite owners. Pleasant owners and
wonderful city to live in. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXTRAORDINARY HANDY PERSON/COUPLE needed on a small goat dairy
farm in North Florida. Approximately 10 hour's work/week for free
hook up for your RV/trailer. Alcohol/smoke/drug and drama free
required along with a deep love for animals and a peaceful
attitude. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


2015 - March 2016 time period at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We require
a two month commitment to volunteer with us! After two months,
you may extend for another two months. Sorry, but we cannot
accommodate couples! If you are intending to use this program as
a means to "move to Hawaii" please do not apply. Our backpacker
hostel is located directly on the edge of the Blue Lagoon and the
Pacific Ocean in beautiful historic Kapa'a Town on the island of
Kauai. Kapa'a was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful towns in
America. Kauai is the "Garden Isle" and is by far the most
beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands, in fact more beautiful
than all the others put together. Kauai has a lush tropical
environment with a cooling Pacific Trade Wind breeze coming
through the hostel. People travel here from around the world to
hike some of the most amazing trails in the world (see Na Pali
Coast and Waimea Canyon). We are looking for some great helpers
to join our staff! You must be outgoing, energetic, hard-working,
and able to show the "aloha spirit" of the island. We will set up
a Skype interview to get to meet you and see if you would be a
great fit! We currently are looking for helpers with hostel
experience (preferred but not necessary).Volunteers do a variety
of tasks, although mainly it involves any of the following:
Housekeeping - cleaning the hostel and kitchen, bathrooms,
pulling sheets off beds, organizing the hostel, etc.; Reception -
checking people in and out, ensuring people have paid, answering
the telephone, taking cash payments and running credit card
payments. It is up to management's discretion who gets this
position; Maintenance - the tropical environment keeps us busy
with upkeep. This job would be varied depending on the needs. If
you have any maintenance experience, like painting, plumbing,
electric, let us know! But as long as you are a good helper in
any category you will be welcome if you are ready to learn,
because the experience you get here is an actual training in the
hospitality field, and the many facets in the operation and
running of a hostel. In return for your help of 21 hours per week
or less, you will enjoy a nice bed and your utilities, including
of course hot showers, full kitchen and other freebies like
Wi-Fi. We all help prepare a weekly staff meal paid for by the
hostel. We also provide helpers basic staples like rice and beans
to add to your meals everyday if you like. When they leave,
guests often leave fresh food for the staff. There is an eight
week minimum stay, and a three month limit to your time as a
volunteer. The island-wide wide bus service stops in both
directions just outside of our hostel, so everything is within
reach. There is also an 11 mile bike path that touches our
property right outside of our hostel. It runs right along the
edge of the ocean; it is spectacular! You can walk to 20
restaurants; there are 60 in Kapa'a Town, many are international.
There is also live music in Kapa'a seven nights a week at
different pubs and clubs. The sun and moon rise come up directly
in back of the Kauai Beach House Hostel, an amazing experience
every day, just so you can begin and end your day in this
Tropical Paradise of Kauai in blissful surroundings. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PEOPLE WITH CONSTRUCTION SKILLS needed for an Organic Sustainable
Building Project. Whilst living just a few steps away from the
water's edge on the east side of Kaua'i you can be a part of this
incredible opportunity with the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our
sustainability center offers a work for trade setup and we are in
need of more dynamic individuals to add to our group of
volunteers, but in particular skilled tradespeople (such as
plumbers, electricians and mechanics!). The project has finally
reached the stage where we need to complete wet areas and
internal structures before we can continue on the rest of the
center. Our deal? In exchange for 30 hours work from Monday
through to Friday, we provide you with vegetarian food,
accommodation, vehicles, bikes, surf boards, snorkeling gear and
much more for you to utilize. Winter is here, which means the
surf is also prime (some nice and glassy triple overheads were
spotted only a couple of days ago)! We believe in creating
positive change, so our Healing Centre is constructed using
sustainable methods and organic materials. We are a non-profit
organization so we rely solely on donations from the community
and skilled volunteers to complete this project. We pride
ourselves on our healthy lifestyle choices and therefore prohibit
the consumption of alcohol, use of drugs, tobacco, marijuana or
the participation of any illegal activities. Vegan and vegetarian
food is served for all the volunteers with no red meat available
on site. Please only inquire if you meet these healthy lifestyle
habits and wish to contribute to the collective consciousness by
working on this new Healing Centre. As long as you are flexible
to do what is needed each day, and have integrity, we have an
environment that you will love! We hope you will respect our
goals and cherish your time within this incredible opportunity.
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
feel you would be a good fit here. Aloha.
RESPONSIBLE, CARING CARETAKER needed for my Hawaii property. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. This is a magnificent property with breathtaking
ocean views in the Puna district of the Big Island. This is a
magical place to learn about spirituality and sustainable living.
The property is entirely off-the-grid, running on solar power and
catchment systems which collect and filter rain water. We have
over 30 different fruit trees, and other rare native Hawaiian
trees and shrubs are growing on the property, in addition to an
organic vegetable garden. We are interested in skilled
volunteers, who are on a spiritual quest, are ecology minded, and
are committed to living and working in a sustainable manner. We
often have guests here and some attendance to preparing their
cabins are needed as well as general cleaning, weeding,
landscaping, cleaning of the community kitchen, bathrooms,
laundry and a host of small and large things that are required.
There will usually be a few other helping hands on the grounds to
work with. There will be orientation about the center, its
mission and so forth before starting to work. We have a community
kitchen and those who stay at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological
Center make their own foods; often they share and prepare
together. You will be sleeping in a huge, cozy tentalow (a cross
between a tent and a bungalow) on a platform with comfortable
beds therein, fresh towels and bedding. Capacity allowing, you
can enjoy our nicer cabins too. Free high speed satellite
Internet is available, hot showers, flush toilets and shared
fully equipped kitchen. You will be responsible for your own
food, and you will have access to over 30 different exotic fruits
growing at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center, which can be
shared when in season. We offer free meditation instruction and
practice daily and encourage all staff to attend meditation
daily. There also might be free yoga and instructional classes in
ecology in ground maintenance. You will be required to work 20
hours a week in exchange. We prefer that you stay with us for at
least three months for practical purposes, but we will consider
shorter durations. Please send us your complete resume along with
references and their contact information as well as your skype ID
for a chat to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are looking for people
above 25 but would consider you if you have skills in vegetarian
cooking, Yoga instructorship, permaculture and gardening. Aloha.

A VEGETABLE FARM has a work/exchange opportunity. Housing is
currently a tent (a more permanent structure is under
construction) and food will be provided in exchange for farm
work. The work consists of weeding, seeding and taking care of
plants and soil. There is also room for doing work one might have
a special interest in, like germinating seed, projects around the
farm, landscaping and maintenance. We ask for 30 hours per week
of work. For more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include your reason why you would like to work here and the best
way to contact you. Mahalo!

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER to help on an off grid self-sustainable
organic farm in Hamakua on the Big Island of Hawaii. Duties
include mowing (riding mower) maintenance of equipment and
systems and gardening. Accommodations consist of a 12 x 20
furnished apartment and sink and cupboards upstairs with another
basic kitchen/bathroom downstairs.  Located 10 minutes from
Honoka'a.  10 hours of work per week is expected. Please email

ON-SITE LIVING, RESORT CARETAKER needed in Pepeekeo (11 miles
north of Hilo). A caretaker position is available at a new three
acre beautiful oceanfront resort (four units), with a very
tranquil setting. On-site housing provided along with an hourly
wage, based on skill, experience, and commitment. This is a
non-smoking and drug-free environment, and no pets or children,
or loud noise of any type is allowed here. The caretaker should
have the following skills: commercial management experience
(three years), be computer literate, have VRBO and online
reservation system experience, light construction skills are
desirable, and landscaping skills are required (planting, mowing,
trimming, weeding, watering, and general maintenance).
Personality requirements include a friendly and positive
attitude, outgoing, self-starter, strong work-ethic, problem
solver, punctual (able to meet deadlines), attentive (able to
follow standard direction), and well-mannered (no profane
language). Indoor housekeeping requirement examples include
check-outs, linens, dusting, vacuuming, windows, floors,
kitchen/bath, etc. Outdoor housekeeping requirement examples
include lanai cleaning, walkway cleaning, driveway cleaning, and
cleaning patio furniture, BBQ, spas, etc. Employee guest service
requirements are being helpful and courteous, having a good
rapport, professional appearance (at all times), and represent
the resort in a professional manner. Must have a valid driver's
license and a good driving record. Must have reliable
transportation and a cell phone. Please email a short resume and
your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needed for New Year's environmentally
awareness in Reykjavik from December 29 through January 6, 2016.
Our work camp will allow you to learn about both global and local
environmental issues through theory and practice as well. If you
are concerned, for example, about global climate, waste
management, animal protection, sustainability and other topics
this work camp might be the best for you. Local Icelandic
environmental issues as well as issues from the participants'
countries will be addressed through discussions. Becoming one of
more than one million tourists coming to Iceland every year might
leave a mark. Do you want to know how to diminish your
environmental impact as a traveler? Each of our Environmentally
Aware work camps will get a chance to improve local environment
through hands-on activities. The specifics of the work might
depend on weather conditions and schedule of our partners. Please
note that this project is more a learning/sharing camp and not a
standard workcamp; we may be able to organize some voluntary
service but in some cases it will not be possible.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing
machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration
for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping
bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We 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. Reykjavik
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 so much
more than pubs and clubs, it also gathers the most interesting of
Icelandic culture. From meeting locals in swimming pools to
passing by Icelandic musicians on the street, the city seems cozy
and cosmopolitan, traditional and modern. In the area closer than
100 Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular
waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline, geothermal park,
lakes, mountains and many more. The Reykjanes peninsula features
the Blue Lagoon spa, the treasure of Icelandic hot pots. The
geothermal water has a unique composition, featuring three active
ingredients -Silica, Algae and Minerals. It is one of the most
visited places on the island. In January you can see the Northern
lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland. Weather in Iceland is
unpredictable and it can be cold or rainy. Please bring warm
waterproof clothes, waterproof boots, overcoats, scarves, gloves
and hats as part of the project may take place outside. To learn


CAMPGROUND HOST volunteer, with your own RV, needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from April 1, through November 30, 2016.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the
heart of southern Illinois. The host is there to answer campers'
questions and direct them to open campsites, assist the fee booth
attendant with campground checks, assist with comment surveys,
and performs small tasks such as opening and closes day use areas
and restocking restroom supplies. The Volunteer is required to
put in 40 hours per week of volunteer hours in order to receive a
full RV hook-up site (water, sewer, and electric 50 amps) to stay
on for free the entire season. To apply, please fill out our
Volunteer Application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

long-term residence at our rural Central Illinois property, which
includes an unusual round house, a wood and machine shop, two
large machine sheds, a 1.5 acre swimming lake, and five acres of
restored tall prairie. Your responsibility would be to maintain
the lawn, lake, buildings, prairie, and shop in good working
condition, in exchange for free rent, partial utilities, and use
of the shop most of the time. We use the shop a few days a month
for our photography business, and would come swim in the lake
periodically during the summer. Other than that, you would have
the run of the place. We very much prefer someone looking to
settle in here for the long haul, not a one or two year thing.


CARETAKING COUPLE needed in the Solsberry area. Help with
house/garden/animals. We are off-grid. Water provided. Long-term
potential. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for complete

Applicants must possess people skills, be responsible, work
flexible hours and have good time management. Cleaning, building
and grounds maintenance is part of the job. All applicants will
be subject to a background check. Please mail your resume to


I AM LOOKING TO HOME SWAP in Newark, Delaware in July. We have a
large four bedroom home in Meitar, Israel (near Beer Sheva in the
Northern Negev). We are looking for a house with three or more
bedrooms anywhere in or near Newark, Delaware. Alternatively we
will consider house/pet-sitting while you are away. To discuss
this further and share more details, please email your


VOLUNTEER PARK CARETAKERS needed at Fishtrap Lake. We are looking
for two separate volunteer park caretakers. They would be
stationed at the Damsite Recreation Area and their jobs would
consist of mowing non-typical areas with a riding lawn mower and
a weed eater, and policing the area and cleaning restrooms during
non-contractor performance days. They must be capable of
performing physical work duties in an outdoors environment.
Volunteers will also serve in a surveillance capacity and as a
point of contact between Park Rangers and the many visitors who
frequent the area. All necessary equipment, fuel, safety
equipment as well as all necessary cleaning supplies will be
provided. In return, the volunteers will receive a free RV
campsite which is located in a beautiful landscaped area designed
only for the park caretakers which includes; electrical, water,
and sewer and garbage pick-up. Phone service is available. Cable
TV is also available for hook-up at the volunteer's expense.  To
apply, please complete the volunteer form at

The Place Where I Belong - Profile of Gary Barker
Date of Birth: September 19, 1963
Interests: Learning about, exploring, and filming the natural
world, traditional wood working, experiences with others.
Quote: "There's a race of men that don't fit in, a race that
can't sit still; so they break the hearts of kith and kin, and
roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood,
and they climb the mountain crest; theirs is the curse of the
gypsy blood, and they don't know how to rest." Robert Service

Gary Barker

I had mostly fulfilled my childhood dream of living in the
wilderness on the Canadian/Minnesota border, when my friend Debby
told me a YMCA camp was looking for a caretaker. Getting to that
point, hadn't been easy. I knew for a long time I was one of
those like Thoreau that didn't fit in to the conventional
lifestyle, and in the wilderness I felt I belonged. So I
hesitated at first because I had become comfortable with my
meager existence. My home was small and running water was only a
convenience part of the year when the shallow well had enough
water in it. I hauled my water otherwise from wherever I could
get it. I took my bath in the lake when the water wasn't frozen
over in the close to six months of winter that had its grip on
the land. The dark mysterious northern forest intrigued me, and
with the abundant wildlife just outside my door, gave me much to
photograph and write about in my weekly nature column in the
local newspaper. Though I was content, I decided maybe I needed a
change and this new job might make life a little easier. I
eventually was hired on as the new property manager for Camp
Warren. As I drove to the camp, I had no great expectations and
wondered if I were doing the right thing.
After I arrived, settled in, and began the job, I never looked
back. For starters, my house had running water year around. My
skills as a handyman were immediately called upon and if I were
to get the job done I would have much to learn and would be
challenged often to do things I had never done before. My
responsibility included 480 acres of land and over 30 buildings.
Many buildings were built in the 1920s at the camp's beginning.
My second week on the job I would be in charge of a large group
of volunteers. That would be my first challenge as I had never
led a large group of people. I did my best to prepare for that
first work week. When the volunteers arrived, they immediately
made me feel at ease. Many of them had been connected with the
camp for years. The volunteer work week was a family reunion that
I quickly became part of. As the years went by, I became more
After I led that group of volunteers, I found myself standing in
front of a large group of counselors, waiting for me to lead them
by giving them jobs. In time I became more comfortable with
leading people. My ability to remember names improved as I met
many people. My skills as a carpenter, plumber, electrician,
HVAC, and the many emergencies that would arise would be called
upon often. I learned to prepare for inspections from state and
local health departments, and the fire marshal, and to become
certified by the American Camping Association. I solicited new
contractors for projects, maintained established relationships
and learned from all of them.
Moving to the camp from my wilderness home, I didn't give up
being able to observe nature. Wildlife thrived there too and as
the years went by I exposed a lot of film. An active bald eagle's
nest added to nature's bounty. One summer, I rescued an immature
eagle that got pushed out of its nest. I got the campers involved
with the rescue. They helped supply the fish to feed the eagle
from the nearby lake. The role of caretaker allowed me to connect
with children in many ways that I would have never thought
possible before.
During that decade I became interested in improving my
woodworking skills, and so became an accomplished wood carver. I
also built furniture for the camp. Then I learned stone masonry
at the Great Lakes School of Log Building. I put that to
practical use repairing several old chimneys and fireplaces
around the camp and building a tower and leading a project with
counselors in training where we built an outdoor stone fireplace.
At the end of that decade, being a property manager brought out
the best in me. I accomplished more than I ever would have
thought possible before I became a caretaker. As a property
manager, I excelled.
I was invited to partake in a training course offered by The
Minnesota Historical Society and State Parks on restoring log
buildings. Then I put my new skills to work to do restoration
work on some of the old buildings. My interest and confidence
grew and after a decade I left the camp working as a contractor
restoring historical buildings. Leaving a position that was the
best wasn't a quick decision or easy. I knew that the someday I
would probably return as a property manager/caretaker someday.
As a restoration contractor, I restored several buildings all
located on the North Western Plains. I restored several log
structures, barns, Fort Mandan, a museum, and other museum
exhibits. My work and I were featured in True West Magazine.
After three years working as a contractor, I returned as a
caretaker at Nature Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
I've returned to another place where the children sing, and to my
Appalachian roots. I immediately fit into the position. The
similarities of the previous camp were many. Except Nature Camp
is smaller and an environmental science camp. I believe the
smaller size gives the kids a better quality camp experience. The
culture here is also a family. A comment was made that I was a
natural for the job. Thanks to The Caretaker Gazette I found this
job and I'm back to a place where I fit in.

Gary at the entrance of the Nature Camp


HELP NEEDED in Breaux Bridge, LA. I am a renaissance woman who
grows much of my food on a small lot in a small town in the south
Louisiana Acadiana area known for Cajun and Creole music and
culture and I play Zydeco and Cajun music with local bands.
Dancing is one of my passions too and I can teach it. I think
outside the box and like to deal with other creative free
conscientious people. I do most of my maintenance on my old
cypress house property, and it's always a work in progress. I am
into sustainable living and consciousness work, art, music,
cycling, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Your work could involve
anything from gardening to housework, jewelry making, building,
tree cutting, digging, painting, mechanical maintenance, selling
stuff on eBay, and anything that we want to create or that you
are good at and want to contribute. I am an idea person and tend
to generate projects and welcome assistance. I prefer to work
with someone who is an independent worker and knows how to use
and maintain tools. Right now I need people who have construction
and gardening skills. I eat healthy, mostly organic whole foods,
mostly plants and I'm a pretty good cook. I know about cultural
events involving music and can show you the inside of the local
Cajun and Zydeco scene. There are kayaks and bikes here and the
lake is close. I am currently looking for help finishing a room
construction project and working on the house, working on my
rainwater system, pruning trees, maintaining my garden, and
painting. Carpenters and plumbers are most welcome right now.
Anyone skilled in the building trades could be a great help to
me. A gardener who is into permaculture would be nice too. Please


through September. House provided, and a small stipend. Ingenuity
and an interest in living off-the-grid will make for a good
experience. A couple is ideal. Kids or pets fine. Small boat
handling and people skills required. Jobs include mowing, house
cleaning, window glazing, painting, small machine maintenance,
and carpentry repairs. Time off to paint, write, kayak, sail,
star gaze, and garden. This is a remote 40 acre island in
Penobscot Bay with incredible views! You can experience the
weather, and see wildlife. Please email your resume and

homestead on 19 wooded acres in mid-coast Maine. Rent-free in
exchange for five hours of miscellaneous chores per week and
watching the house when I am away, usually one night a week.
Within commuting distance to Belfast, Camden, Rockland,
Waterville, Augusta. Experience with wood heat, organic
gardening, Permaculture are all pluses. No animals currently -
may get chickens in the spring. Please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine are seeking 2016 season
caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The primary duties
-maintaining grounds and equipment
-providing tours and hosting overnight guests
Must apply as a pair as it is a two person job. Families are
encouraged. For more information, please visit


100-year-old house on 90 acres in Western Massachusetts, in
Williamsburg, MA, eight miles from Northampton (the Five College
area). The property is conveniently located off Route 9, one mile
from the town center. It's a cozy 1,200 sq. ft. artist's home and
includes two bedrooms, and one bathroom. Furnished. Wi-Fi, and a
garage. It would be ideal for a mature woman or couple. Long-term
arrangement preferred. Reduced rent in exchange for maintenance
of house and yard. If interested, please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a qualified caretaker for its
new farm located in Oakham, MA. This live-in position is a
non-paying arrangement where the right person would take care of
the property in exchange for free housing. Utilities are not
included. The qualified applicant should be dependable,
responsible and a motivated handyman. This position includes
maintaining the home, property and some equine care shifts.
Experience fixing equipment and general house repairs and
maintenance is required. We are an all-volunteer group that would
come to the rescue daily to do much of the work. The caretaker
would not be solely responsible for all the work. We are not able
to put a fixed number of work hours on this position as it will
vary depending on farm needs, approximately 15 hours per week.
Smokers and drug users need not apply. Please send your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX    


a working ranch and sustainability education center is situated
in a small, friendly beach town about two hours south of Puerto
Vallarta. The job is for an individual or couple who speak
Spanish and who have advanced organic gardening experience. This
position will run through spring, with the possibility to
continue seasonally or year round. You would be involved with
managing and educating students in organic gardening and other
homesteading and/or Permaculture knowledge. This opportunity will
include lodging and a generous profit sharing plan for the right
candidate(s). Spanish fluency, teaching experience, PDC
certification, vegetarian cooking, and gardening experience in
the tropics are all a plus in applying for this position. For
more information about the ranch please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply please follow the same directions
for apprenticeship applications at the website FAQ's page or


ESTATE/HOUSE MANAGER needed in Michigan and Florida. An
entrepreneurial couple with two teenage children are based in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They come to Naples, Florida mainly
during school vacations.  The family enjoys entertaining on a
regular basis. He or she will take care of the daily details of
managing the homes in order to free up time for the employer.
Duties include:
- Systematically manage daily operational activities in the homes
and some auxiliary properties
- Schedule, supervise and manage all staff
- Supervise all contract workers and vendors
- Oversee the physical properties including automobiles
- Work closely with staff to maintain desired standards of the
- Monitor and may manage the household budget
- Supervision of vehicle maintenance and documentation; some
driving and errands
- Development and maintain Standard Operating Procedures 
- Create household reference manual
- Wine cellar management 
- Work with Chef planning events and scheduling catering staff as
- Other tasks as directed
The client is seeking candidates at an early stage of their
private service career. Professional compensation package
provided.  Housing can be provided at both locations. This job is
a re-post from a few months ago and the clients are focused. 
Previous candidates submitted are not a fit. Sorry. New
candidates can email their resume and references to
caretaker@caretaker.org with "Michigan and Florida Estate Manger"
in the Subject Line for forwarding.


Louis Park. Our 131 unit condominium building in St. Louis Park
is offering a position for full-time on-site job involving a
variety of duties, including light maintenance, cleaning, boiler,
pool, snow shoveling. Class C Boilers license and pool
certification required. Compensation includes a two bedroom
apartment, parking, salary, optional health/dental insurance, and
a retirement plan. There is a possibility that the caretaker
couple would receive a higher salary for cleaning. The caretaker
couple must move into complex. An iPhone is provided by the
Association for phone/text and email for quick communication with
Association manager and residents. Goals include responding to
all emergencies within one hour, and non-emergencies within 24
hours. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed full-time in Bloomington, MN. You can
live on or off site. Join the team at Genesee, our spectacular
newer (built in 2012) 234-unit apartment and townhome community
located on the southeast corner of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, right in
the heart of Bloomington! The person in this position is
responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the property's
building interiors and its exterior grounds (includes watering
plants in summer, some snow shoveling in winter). The position
offers a 40 hour work week with a schedule of Sunday through
Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays off), with
occasional evening and/or weekend hours when apartment turnovers
need to be completed. The caretaker is also responsible for being
on call for after-hours emergencies every other week, and is also
responsible for locking up the swimming pool and rooftop deck
areas when on call. The compensation is a competitive hourly rate
if living off site (must be within a 15 minute commute time for
emergency on-call purposes), or a rent allowance with 10% rent
discount if living on site; either way, the caretaker qualifies
for our comprehensive benefits package. This is a terrific entry
level opportunity for an individual who is willing to work hard,
learn, and grow! The ideal candidate will be reliable, flexible,
able to follow directions, have a high attention to detail, and
be willing to work hard each day. Related experience in apartment
caretaking is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates must also
possess strong customer service skills, as our caretakers
interact with our valued residents on a frequent basis. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Located near Augusta, MT a large ranching
operation seeks an experienced couple to support a private
residence and manage recreation. Responsibilities will include
but are not limited to: organizing and preparing the residence
for pending visits, preparing meals for the owner and guests;
regular grocery shopping and maintaining inventory of household
supplies, hosting special events; providing hospitality to guests
as required, providing hands-on housekeeping, overseeing
maintenance of household and property, including basic handyman
services, management of landscaping and exterior maintenance,
coordinating outside contractors and vendors as required,
overseeing the development of 1,100 acre bird hunting preserve,
development of food plots and installing shelter belts,
coordinating with ranch managers with regards to future habitat
development, assisting with stream and wetland restoration crew
as needed, guiding fly fisherman on sun river, spring creeks, and
private lakes, guiding upland bird hunters with self-trained
dogs, training three English Labradors and kennel management,
service and maintain all hunting and recreational equipment,
operating equipment including skid-steer, loader, and excavator,
and general farm and ranch work. This position is full-time,
salaried, and open until filled. Salary will commensurate with
experience. A work truck and housing will be provided. Qualified
applicants should email their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No
phone calls please.


FULL-TIME GROUNDSKEEPER needed in central Nebraska. Small
equipment knowledge would be beneficial. Duties include mowing,
building pens, and working with livestock. Must be good with
animals and people. You will need to be a self-starter. Salary
depends on experience. Housing, insurance, vacation and 401K
included. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME HELP WANTED for general cow/calf and feedlot duties in
northeast Nebraska on our Angus cattle ranch. There is a lot of
opportunity with this position. Housing available. Pay depends on
experience. For more information, please write to


HOUSE AND PET-SITTER needed for when we'll be out of town from
December 18, 2015 until February 1, 2016. We live on the
outskirts of Las Vegas. We are looking for someone to come watch
over our home and our two dogs while we're away. Rex is a
10-year-old German shepherd and Lady is a 14-year-old Shepherd
mix. They're sweet dogs, and just need to have company so they
don't get too lonely and depressed while we're away. They're both
rescue dogs, so we're afraid that if we board them they'll think
we're abandoning them. I suppose they're just sensitive doggy
souls. It'd also be nice if you could bring in our mail each day
and water the plants once or twice a week. For more info, please

A FULL-TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT(S)/attendant(s)/domestic needed,
starting after the first of the year. A couple is preferred - an
individual will be considered. A very private, conservative,
40ish single male executive seeks professional, extremely
respectful, presentable, compliant, person(s) needed to assist
the employer in performing daily tasks, personal and business.
The employer enjoys a healthy, high energy lifestyle and many
various outdoor activities. The employer seeks an employee who is
fit and able to work hard while enjoying the outdoors. The job
location in 80% in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and 20% in Los Angeles,
California. The package, including wage, to vary with experience
- $30,000 to $35,000/year for a single - $45,000 to $50,000/year
for a couple, furnished stand-alone quarters in Lake Tahoe and
small attached caretaker's quarters with a private entrance in
Los Angeles, a vehicle is available for non-work time usage, high
speed Internet, cell phone, and casual uniforms will be provided.
The employment requires a minimum of five years' experience in
household employment, the ability to understand and demonstrate a
"Caretaker's Heart" at all times, possess excellent communication
and organizational skills, formal education helpful, secretarial
skills a must, knowledge of business, bookkeeping, networking,
etc., ability to learn easily and work independently without
supervision, being computer literate with a knowledge of computer
software such as spread sheets, word processing  and email.
Punctuality and dependability is vital. Early morning meetings
and tasks will be assigned. Will need to be available 24/7 for
work time of about 60 - 80%, have a valid driver's license with
no insurance restrictions, have the ability to drive/pilot the
following: 45' RV/bus; pick-up truck with trailer, an executive
SUV, (due to customization maximum height of driver 5'10"), and a
24' cruise power boat. Must be in good health and have some
physical strength for small jobs such as snow removal, handyman
fix-it, automobile and motorcycle detailing, home projects, etc.
- Jack-of-all-trades. Drug use and excessive drinking is
prohibited. No drinking will be permitted during work hours and
applicant may be subject to random drug testing. No outside
personal entertaining will be permitted on any of employer's
properties. Please email your resume and references to


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed in Manchester. A retired,
elderly gentleman is looking for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker
in a private home. Separate living quarters will be provided. The
caretaker will need to assist with daily routines. A driver's
license is required. Room and board, and a weekly stipend will be
provided. Please respond with your qualifications and your


A SUMMER CAMP located in Middlesex County, NJ seeks a Facility
Director/Caretaker/Site Manager for a full-time position. Our
camp grounds include: 20 acres with 20+ buildings, swimming pools
and a complete workshop. General maintenance, repair and
development of grounds and buildings, including: carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, landscaping, full construction, pool
maintenance, machine operation, small motor maintenance and
repair, and vehicle repair. Accommodation available for a live-in
caretaker. Please email your resume and cover letter to

loving family is searching for a full-time, live-in person to
take care of an elderly woman in an active, loving family
environment. Must love pets and have excellent references.
Compensation includes live-in housing and a weekly salary to be
discussed. This is for serious inquiries only. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TOP RATED B&B in Princeton, NJ is looking for live-in, full-time
Innkeeper or Innkeeping Couple for a five guest room, historic
property. Duties include taking reservations, answering emails
and phone, guest tours, cooking and serving breakfast, room
turnovers, and general maintenance of the Inn. The Inn dates back
to the 1700's and has been completely renovated with modern
conveniences while maintaining its historic charm. The Inn is top
rated on TripAdvisor and other review sites. Attention to detail
and providing exceptional customer service is key. The
compensation package includes salary, healthcare, all-expense
paid housing, vacation and stable long-term employment for the
right person or couple. Please email your cover letter, resume


LIVE YOUR DREAM on a remote ranch in southwestern New Mexico,
north of Glenwood. The permanent caretaker must have their own
income source since this is not a paid position. Housing and
utilities provided. Phone, and Wi-Fi available. Responsibilities
include feeding livestock twice daily and general maintenance.
Must pass a background check. This position would be perfect for
a retiree, artist or someone seeking peace and quiet. Please

RANCH HAND wanted. We have a Camp opening on a remote cow/calf
ranch north of Capitan, New Mexico. We are seeking an experienced
ranch hand. We prefer a married couple. Duties will include
checking cattle, wells/water and fences, and general ranch
maintenance. Living accommodations, ranch pickup and beef
provided with salary and benefits. To apply, please call

Mexico, located one hour from Santa Fe. This is a full-time,
live-in position for a responsible, personable individual or
couple. Salary depends on experience, up to $1,000/month. Must be
in good physical condition. Background checks performed. Ranch
security, such as monitoring incoming and outgoing Ranch
visitors. Must live on the property. Answer telephone and email
inquiries regarding the ranch. Maintain the calendar for use of
the Lodge by owners and outside paying clients. Perform routine
cleaning of 7-room Ranch Lodge, and maintain small lawn and
flower garden in the summer.  May live in the two bedroom
Manager's Cabin, in which case perform regular maintenance and
upkeep for it.  Landline, computer and Internet service provided.
Attend and interact with managing committee of LLC owners at
monthly meetings in Santa Fe. Perform additional duties as
mutually agreed upon in discussion with LLC managing committee.
Resumes, references and contact information should be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the subject line: Ranch Caretaker. Once
we have reviewed and selected possible candidates from the
resumes sent, we will call each applicant to set up a phone
interview. Thank you, Joel

Arabela, New Mexico, located near the Lincoln National Forest.
Foreman duties include, but are not limited to, checking and
filling feeders, maintaining and upkeep of multiple houses
located on property, tractor work, mowing, and fence and road
maintenance. Will also check waterlines and troughs and repair as
needed, pond maintenance, brush trimming and clearing. The
caretaker will be responsible for house cleaning, washing towels,
sheets, etc., and keeping houses stocked and ready for guests.
Previous ranching experience required along with medium-level
handyman skills. On-site housing and utilities furnished. Salary
will be dependent upon experience. Pre-hire drug testing and
background checks will be performed prior to an offer of
employment. Please respond in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER needed on a northeastern New Mexico stocker and
cow/calf ranch. Only those with good references need apply. No
drugs or alcohol. Prefer a stable married couple. Housing
provided. This is a hands-on position on a working cattle ranch
that expects a profit. We expect general labor and cowboy work,
as well as managing the operation. Fencing, windmill repair,
animal husbandry, and general maintenance skills required. A
proven track record of profitable ranching is desirable. We are a
top-notch outfit and facilities. Salary commensurate with
experience and ability. Please respond in writing to


PROPERTY CARE needed for our home and acreage. We need gardening,
lawn/pool care, and basic help around our property in Westchester
County, New York. Basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills
would be fantastic, but not required. This would be ideal for a
college student who lives nearby, or a retired person. This can
turn into a long-term position, as we plan on living here for
many years and will always need help with our property. Summer
needs would be 25-30 hours week, Winter needs would be 10-15
hours week, more if willing to take on extra projects like
housecleaning, housesitting, or snowplowing. Payment is based on
an hourly rate, depending on experience. A one bedroom/one
bathroom caretaker quarters will be provided. If interested,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Maintenance Person for a 325-acre, 20-building Retreat and
Conference Center in Phoenicia, New York. The candidate should be
a friendly, reliable, hardworking handy person who is able to
work both independently and as part of a small maintenance team.
The ideal candidate has excellent planning and communication
skills, can juggle multiple responsibilities, and can fix any
common household problem. Applicants must be adept in skills such
as carpentry, basic plumbing and electric, operating machinery.
Knowledge of heating systems, finish work, and snow-plowing
experience a plus. This position is full-time, year-round and
labor-intensive. Annual salary plus $200/month voucher towards
Obamacare group policy provided. Modest on-site housing possible
for the right candidate. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is operated by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and is located just 20 minutes west of
Woodstock in the beautiful, Catskill Mountains. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a cover letter, resume and references
for consideration.

FULL-TIME ESTATE MANAGER needed. Employer with homes in New York
City, Palm Beach and the Hampton's needs a classic, somewhat old
world professional Estate Manager. This professional will be
based in the City and occasionally travel to the other homes. The
principals are an executive couple with high standards and an
expectation that this Estate Manager will be organized, have
strong management and administrative skills with a keen eye for
detail. Excellent people skills are a must. The client has
long-term employees. This professional's demeanor needs to be
calm and businesslike. A solid work history is needed, with a
minimum of five years' experience.   They would prefer that this
person has a college degree. A professional compensation package
will be provided. To apply, please email your resume and
references to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "New York
Estate Manager" in the Subject Line. Thank you.

FULL-TIME FARM CARETAKER needed for a small boarding farm in
Honeoye Falls. The caretaker must have experience with horses.
You will be responsible for taking care of horses including
morning and evening feedings, turnout, cleaning stalls, sheds and
pastures. Tractor experience and knowledge of how to care for
tractors would be a plus. Duties will include small farm
maintenance (to include fixing fences, cleaning of water tanks,
cutting lawn, brush hog and weeding, plowing in the winter, and
general farm maintenance). This is a live-on site position.
Compensation to be discussed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER for property in Clinton Corners, NY, set on
13 acres. Must manage repairs, deliveries, snow removal with
equipment provided, indoor and outdoor handyman projects,
gutters, and garden/chicken upkeep. Regular cleaning and
cobwebbing of house and outbuildings. Clean and maintain the pool
in summer. Cottage provided with three bedrooms and two
bathrooms. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References and
experience a must.

DOMESTIC COUPLE needed. An executive family with grown children
is seeking a full-charge domestic couple to manage and maintain
their Southampton Property year-round. Their current couple is
retiring after almost 20 years. This is a Caretaker/Cook dual
role; there is also a full-time Housekeeper on staff. The cook
does not need to be a Chef, but must be experienced and quick.
The couple should be easy-going, equally strong, skilled,
efficient, and have had previous experience in a similar role.
Must also be dog friendly. Generally a full-time, five day per
week schedule. A separate home on the property and vehicle are
provided. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great
employer with long-term staff. Full benefits package and
relocation assistance available. Salary potential of $170,000 -
$180,000, commensurate with experience and salary history. Please
submit your couple's resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for immediate

searching for both a Club Superintendent and a Clubhouse Manager
to oversee all of its operations, steward its natural resources,
and provide quality service to its members. A husband and wife
team has traditionally shared these two positions, but strong
individual candidates will also be considered. Please see
accompanying Clubhouse Manager Position description. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the scenic high peaks region of
the Adirondacks, is a 135 year-old outdoor recreation Club with
access to some of the most pristine wilderness in the Northeast.
The Superintendent position is a hands-on position responsible
for maintaining and managing property, budgets, seasonal
personnel, and the natural resources of the club. The Clubhouse
Manager position is responsible for managing day-to-day Club
living for members, with a particular focus on Clubhouse living,
meals, special events and cottage readiness. These full-time
positions provide competitive compensation and benefits
commensurate with experience and can include a residence in the
Clubhouse. Employment will begin during the first quarter of
2016. Please XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


located on top of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Street in the Auckland
Central Business District. We are close to Auckland University,
New Market, Mt Eden, and K Road is just a five to ten minute
walk! We are looking for someone who is interested in working in
our hostel and willing to join our team and be able to work as a
part of our team. The job exchange is for a week of free private
room and free unlimited Wi-Fi (including free laundries once a
week!). The work time will be Saturday and Sunday from 8am to
5pm. The job involves daytime reception, bed changing and
building general tidy up, etc. Must be a good English-speaking
person, fun, with an outgoing personality and you must be honest.
Limited experience in advance, but training will be provided.
This is not a paid position. A minimum of one month or/and longer
period will be considered for priority. Please call us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks!

very busy but homely working hostel in Kerikeri. You will be
required to work between two and 21/2 hours per day in exchange
for your accommodation, Wi-Fi and even a full day's fishing trip
into the Bay of Islands where it's more likely than not so see
our resident Dolphin pod! And of course the great atmosphere
created by our international guests in our super friendly hostel.
Obviously the fishing is weather permitting and after you have
completed a minimum of two weeks staying with us. Duties will
include working daily from 8am to 10:30am. You will need to have
some experience of domestic/commercial cleaning and will need to
show speed to get through the work in the normal cleaning hours.
For more information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Christchurch. The job starts ASAP for a
minimum stay of four weeks. The hours are from 10am to 1pm, and
in return you get free accommodation, free Wi-Fi, one free meal
per week, and free use of the washing machine. If this sounds
like you please send Conny a message at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
let her know a little about yourself and if you have had any
experience working in a hostel.


help with my Mom in west Cary, near the Research Triangle Park
(RTP). The furnished room has a large shared bath and walk-in
closet. Upstairs has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a loft. This
is shared with only two people on that floor. My Mom is elderly
but not sick and needs help getting on with her day. No lifting
required, she walks on her own with a walker. Light meal prep,
laundry, cleaning, and personal care (bathroom and showers) are
required. There are other caretakers who live in the home so you
will have time for work or school. Great references are required.
Sorry gentleman, but my Mom will only live with other women. No
smokers of any kind (inside or outside). No pets allowed, as
there is one small cat who lives on the premises. No burning
candles. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 8am -

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to care for a private Hunting and Camping
Lodge in north central North Carolina near Virginia. This is
ideal for someone who wants to be on their own and secluded by
quietness most of the time. There is a full-time groundskeeper
living there as well. This is ideal for a person who is working
toward an online education or conducts online business. We
operate this as a recreational lodge throughout the year. We
desire these skills for the Lodge Caretaker:
-	independent, self-reliable person who is kind yet assertive
enough to be in charge - a self-starter
-	ability to work independently and in groups
-	has a general passion in keeping a facility and grounds clean
and organized, treating it as their own
-	single male caretaker is sought due to the isolated location
but a woman would be accepted if qualified and willing. .
.husband and wife combo would be accepted providing one has a
source of income
-	has good communication-social skills
-	handyman skills a must - has to do certain repairs around lodge
and its buildings
-	a love for wilderness/nature/animals
-	eco-conscious/eco-minded, environmentally friendly and aware
-	non-drug user/non-alcoholic/non-smoker an absolute requirement

-	not necessary to be a Christian - must have Christian-like
values as majority of members are Christian 
-	prefer someone who goes to bed at a reasonable hour and rises
relatively early (i.e. rises by 7:00am) - no late risers - this
is a working lodge - not a casual resort. 
-	knowledge of first aid/CPR a plus
-	willing to care for domestic livestock (dogs, chickens,
rabbits, ducks, etc.)
-	able, capable and willing you use a firearm for security of
-	ideal candidate can operate a backhoe and skid steer 
This individual shall be living at the lodge seven days a week;
two days a week off when needed or requested for leave. However,
presence during busy weekends and events is a necessity and
greatly appreciated, as this individual will assist in
maintaining order and to provide assistance to members. The job
is 30-35 hours a week. This is a year-round facility. In exchange
for duties as Caretaker of the Lodge, this Caretaker will
-	Free lodging 
-	Access to all events and happenings at the lodge
-	Free utilities 
-	Free cell phone with unlimited long distance phone service
-	Free high speed satellite Internet use
-	Free computer use
-	Free electric / heat
-	Free use of washer / dryer
-	Free Direct TV
-	Access to vegetables and produce grown by members in the garden
-	Use of lodge pick-up truck (F-250) 
-	Free use of the lodge kitchen
-	Free access to all workshops and training held at the Lodge 
-	A small salary/stipend to be paid every two weeks ($500/month)
- must have minimal financial obligations
-	Access to eggs left by the community chickens, ducks and
vegetables grown by members
-	Use of the whole Lodge and enjoyment of the campground and its
amenities/natural features.
-	A connection with Mother Nature year-round - and lots of peace
and quiet
-	Bonus will be paid at the end of the year based on successful
execution of duties. Must be willing to undergo a thorough
criminal background check as well as reference check. To request
an application please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Riverdale, ND from May 1 through September 2016. This host
position is for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which is a Class A
campground and is located in a cottonwood forest along the
beautiful Missouri River. Downstream Campground has 101 modern
campsites and 17 primitive campsites. We rely on our Hosts to
help us with visitor assistance, to maintain rules, and to put on
fun programs for our campers to enjoy. Hosts with their own RV
are provided a RV site with full hook-ups. To apply, please
complete the form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSONS wanted ASAP, couple preferred, to
run all aspects from A to Z of a small "mom and pop" motel when
the elderly owners are away. This includes assisting the owners
as needed, including caring for our pets. On site living quarters
will be provided plus a salary dependent on the persons'
abilities. Good organizational skills will be a plus. Applicants
must have verifiable references. A background check is required.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RVing RANCH CARETAKER needed in Allegany, OR. Must have your own
RV. This is a great opportunity for a retired person or couple
who love country life and the outdoors. The caretaker position is
available starting now. We have a 300 acre working ranch and
offer an RV pad with water, electricity, sewer, and fishing
privileges on the river bordering the ranch - salmon season is
just slowing down. We have a nice orchard and there is space
available for a vegetable garden. Free-range chickens provide
fresh eggs. We raise Registered New Zealand Kiko Goats and Dexter
Cattle and stock dogs. We value the RV pad at $500.00 per month
and ask for about 50 hours per month help around the ranch in
exchange. Must be able to run our weed-eaters, chainsaws, wood
splitter, mower, maintain and repair electric fencing, recognize
a livestock problem, basic repair and maintenance on equipment,
feed in our absence, and be an additional presence on the ranch.
Please respond by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Latrobe business area. We are seeking
applicants for the position of Caretaker. This is a full-time
position with benefits. The primary responsibilities include
maintaining the grounds and landscaping at several residences.
Must have a valid PA driver's license and be able to work a
flexible schedule often dictated by the weather. To apply, please

FULL-TIME CARETAKING COUPLE needed for a Hunting Camp in rural
north central Pennsylvania. We are searching for a live-in house
and grounds-keeping couple for a hunting and family camp. Duties
will include, but are not limited to, cooking for the members,
keeping bedrooms clean, grass mowed etc. Compensation will
include a salary and fees collected from various activities.
Housing is included. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You will be contacted by phone before an
interview to discuss the position. This is a year round


COUPLE REQUIRED, starting in March 2016, to run and oversee the
holiday letting of a large country house and cottage in the
Scottish Borders. Duties will include meeting guests and being on
call to attend to any problems during their stay, cleaning,
housekeeping, gardening and general maintenance. Change over days
vary although usually on a Saturday. Accommodation available if
required. Please send your resume and references to


A MATURE LADY is looking for a responsible person who is a
non-smoker and is able to drive. This is for her country home
near Geneva - chalet in the mountains. Light cooking required.
Must be French speaking, very clean, tidy and happy to read or
watch films. Serious references requested. The position is
available from the middle of December 2015 until the beginning of
March 2016 - renewable in the summer and each winter. Please send
your resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


combat wounded veteran and will have surgery in the Spring of
2016 of amputation of his leg. Need a caretaker while the owner
will be hospitalized and recovery for between four and six
months. The farm includes five horses, two donkeys, two alpacas,
chickens, and three very spoiled pet dogs. We live in the
beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

exchange for caretaker services in mid-south Tennessee. Seeking a
responsible, honest, able-bodied, drug-free, non-smoking couple
to help take care of an 88-acre country estate farm property. No
pets allowed. Caretakers will live rent-free in a 1,100 square
foot three bedroom, two bathroom, two story furnished
well-appointed new home. Enjoy free water, septic, weekly garbage
service and electricity (up to the amount produced by the solar
field). In return, the caretakers will do combined 20 - 30 hours
of work per week depending on season. Duties include: Excellent
care of two dogs, two horses and approximately six chickens;
Cooking and twice weekly cleaning of 5,700 square foot main
house; Planting, maintaining and harvesting vegetables; Farming
experience is required, and experience with or a willingness to
try organic farming methods; Performing seasonal bush hogging,
trimming, horse trail cutting and general maintenance of the
property and main house; Be a full-time presence on the property
and have employment or independent income. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH FOREMAN WANTED for a 4,000+ acre ranch near George West,
Texas. Must have experience managing ranch/hunting opera- tions,
use and repair large equipment, assist grazing tenants, ranch
security, equipment/facility maintenance, supervise employees and
have a working knowledge of wildlife management. Residence and
vehicle included in compensation. Resumes with references should

CARETAKER NEEDED for my San Augustine house and yard in exchange
for a free apartment. Non-smoking caretaker(s) are needed to
manage and maintain (1) house, (2) apartment, and (3) a
commercial building for an absentee owner. Some experience is
required in trade skills and lawn care. Compensation is a
rent-free furnished apartment and commissions from leasing the
property. This is part-time work for a long-term commitment.
Please submit an informal resume including your contact
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References will be


PET/HOUSESITTER WANTED in Izmir, Turkey (on Turkey's Aegean
Coast) from December 19th through January 3rd. I have an English
bulldog and an 18-year-old cat who need some TLC by a
housesitter. They are easy and house trained, they just need
someone to feed them, and watch over them. They are both house
pets. We really need to find someone soon. Thanks so much! Please


WE ARE LOOKING for a responsible housesitter for our lovely house
in the Vermont countryside, near the Canadian border, from
January 1 through 31. We have a gentle old golden Labrador and a
rather spoiled 12-year-old cat that will require a little love
and attention. We are loathe to putting either of them in
kennels. We are not far from Jay State Forest. We need someone
who can handle the cold and snow this time of the year. We will
pay for all utilities and we can discuss a small stipend for your
house/pet-sitting here. For more details, please email a letter
explaining why you would enjoy this snowy part of the country in
January and at least three references we can contact to

WINTER CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a reliable and rugged
individual or couple to live in a rural Vermont home,
off-the-grid, in exchange for caretaking duties now through May
2016. Resident on the property, the caretaker functions as a
point person during the winter when the owners are rarely
present. Furnished apartment with propane appliances, propane,
and wood stove provided. The 400 acre property is isolated, with
exquisite scenery and wildlife; lakes, forest and meadows
surrounded by protected land in Mt. Holly, Vermont. Additional
employment opportunities are available in nearby Ludlow and ski
areas. You can view details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email
your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE HAVE A SMALL HORSE FARM in the Ivor area of Southampton County
and need a competent handyman/caretaker type to help out. In
exchange we are offering furnished living quarters in the
apartment like setting of our split-level home. The caretaker
must be neat and tidy about yourself and your surroundings, i.e.
no slobs, absolutely no drinkers, no drugs, as we have zero
tolerance for either. We prefer non-smokers, but you may smoke
outside away from all the buildings. You must be able to pass a
background check and provide one on request, must provide a
picture of yourself along with emergency contacts, and a complete
reference history prior to move in. This would be great for a
retiree or someone with supplemental income. If interested,
please respond with your phone contact, so we can then call you.


CARETAKER NEEDED in Mason County. Reduced rent offered in
exchange for a few hours a week helping the homeowner maintain
the property. Landscape and handyman experience needed. Must be
able to lift 50lbs. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/SECURITY PERSON needed for a 12 unit studio apartment
in Milwaukee, WI. Free rent provided! The caretaker/security
personnel would be required to live onsite, and will be provided
with a free Studio Apartment! The caretaker/security personnel
will be required to live according to the lease set forth with
all other tenants. Responsibilities include but are not limited
* Showing available units to prospective tenants on a daily
* Cleaning hallways and common areas weekly
* Garbage pick - up around property at daily
* Maintaining/overseeing the property grounds and landscaping
* Ongoing communication with company staff on property status
* This position includes being the liaison for the management
company between the police department and the community
association. Knowledge of Fair Housing Laws a plus. All
candidates will be subject to a background check. To apply,

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an immediate opening for a caretaker to
manage an eight unit property in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Responsibilities will be accessible for emergency calls; respond
promptly to service requests from residents and Impact Seven;
prepare units for new tenants; show vacant apartments to
prospective tenants and assist with move-in paperwork; and
perform other tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor.
Requirements include a commitment to customer service,
demonstrated knowledge of building maintenance, excellent
written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and the
ability to manage a work schedule. To be considered for this
position please mail your resume and references to


HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER needed for a lovely home located in
beautiful Laramie, WY from January 15 - March 31. You will be
responsible for the care of two cats and staying in my home. You
must be a cat lover! You will also be responsible for bringing in
our mail, taking any phone messages, and emailing us while we are
away. The home is over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms,
including a master bedroom and bath on the main floor. The
location is just steps away from walking and bike trails and a
park with easy access to shopping. A golf course is just a short
drive, bike ride, or walk away. The University of Wyoming and its
many year-round cultural and athletic events is located nearby.
Please email why you think this is right for you, and at least
three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORKING RANCH MANAGER needed for an Eastern Wyoming ranch. We are
seeking a self-motivated, working ranch manager. Duties will
include calving, doctoring, fencing and record keeping, as well
as maintaining feed, animal inventory and routine cowboy duties.
Horse experience required. Competitive salary provided, along
with benefits including housing, paid vacation and health
insurance reimbursement. To apply, please fax your resume to


Retired couple seeking a rural property caretaker job in Hill
Country. Resume, references available. Please email

Australia! 32-year-old female, wide open to a variety of
caretaking opportunities. Am willing to locate anywhere in
Australia for approximately the months of January and February.

Do you need someone to care for your home/property? Reliable,
responsible, motivated, friendly, non-smoking and drug free
couple interested in locating to the Longmont/Boulder/Lyons/Estes
area of Colorado. He is a jack of all trades...a little bit of
everything, run farm equipment, mend fences, mechanically and
electrically inclined, great with property and animal care. She
is organized, people oriented, owned/operated her own cafe
business in Toronto for years and a B&B in Costa Rica. For more
information please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, responsible, professional, handy, neat and clean
33-year-old male seeking a housesitting/caretaking position in
North Lake Tahoe/Reno area. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Housesitter Available. Mature and upscale, business
educated, single straight male prepared for a long or short-term
assignment nationwide. Also have property and estate management
skills. Prefer a long-term assignment with stipend. Travel is no
problem. Excellent references available. Please call

Available to Caretake/Housesit in Seattle/Bellevue/Mercer Island.
Personal Assistant: Organizer, Chef, Floral Designer/Gardener -
Yes to pets! One year commitment preferred. Available to travel
to multiple properties. Excellent references available. Please

Strong, 6'3, 250lbs-113kg, male, American, looking for a living
situation/job in Ireland starting January 2016 on a one year work
visa. Longer if allowed. Please contact me at

Retired married couple seeking long-term caretaker/property
security presence position in quiet, secluded location. We are in
our sixties, healthy, energetic, honest, and reliable and we do
not drink, smoke or take medications. We are retired from
engineering and social work professions and our background
experiences extend from all around maintenance skills to
extensive equestrian fields. Our desire is to relocate to the
Southwestern US but we will consider all offers and
opportunities. Inquiries, references and resumes will be provided
upon request via email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitting, property caretaker, apartment building manager
position wanted in Greenwich, CT. Contractor and Certified
Sustainable Building Designer couple available. We are qualified
for maintenance, management, or larger renovations. Live-in
during the winter (we own a home in Westchester). Very-flexible
timeline and salary. Non-smoking environment. Please call

We love the Ozarks. Retired couple seeks a place to rent or
housesit near Springfield, MO Ozarks for the possible months of
January and February 2016. Can also house exchange if a family
would enjoy the Winter in Wisconsin (near Green Bay and Door
County). We are Christians who want to get away for a warmer
climate. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Two semi-retired responsible women, Karen and Nan, from Vermont
with two small dogs, looking to housesit, petsit, and do chores
while you vacation. We are available during March and prefer
southern states. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature lady available to housesit. Have great references. Please

Resourceful, Experienced remote-property caretakers/landowners
with exceptional problem-solving skills seek a long-term/lifelong
assignment to mutual benefit. Position may range from basic
property upkeep to land reclamation, building restoration,
passive/active site security, equipment maintenance, road repair,
alternative-energy implementation, animal husbandry, and creative
project development. We are healthy (former professional
athletes), clear-thinking married partners with no adverse
habits, excellent communication abilities, and a profound love
for animals and wild places. We are scrupulously honest,
unfailingly self-motivated, and able to invest financially should
the situation warrant. Please send an overview of your needs or
vision to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will reply promptly and, if
our goals appear to be a good fit, proceed with introductions.
Thank you.

Looking for a property caretaker/landscaper/ business manager? Or
Nanny/Tutor? Or Senior Caregiver/Manager? I am any or all of
these, and am currently seeking a position in Mad River
Valley/Waterbury area spring/summer/fall, while spending the
winters in Florida or California, either on property or with
charge(s). Could possibly work into full-time permanently where
it is warm. If any or all of this works for you, please contact
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info, my resume, as well as a
plethora of references.

Caretaker Couple looking for position in Puerto Vallarta. We are
bilingual, soon to be retired, healthy couple. Employed as a
Magazine Editor and Journalist and parents of five grown boys. We
love life, Puerto Vallarta, working hard, kids and dogs. We have
a great sense of humor and want to keep busy while enjoying
retirement. Husband very handy, wife extremely efficient and
resourceful! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker Organic Gardener Animal Care all around Helper
Security. Reliable trustworthy respectful mature able to listen
learn and follow direction. Looking for long-term position
starting January. Previous caretaker experience references
available. One female spayed inside/outside cat. Please contact

Retired couple seeking caretaking/housesitting or renting
position either in Puerto Rico or Peru. Available in January,
2016. Please, contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Enthusiastic and self-motivated recent college graduate with
experience and teaching English as a foreign language
certification (TEFL) seeks a teaching position in the U.S., Asia,
Europe or other location. I have the ability to design, create,
and implement engaging lesson plans. I am flexible and creative,
and experienced in photography and art and will bring those
skills to the classroom. I have lived, worked, and traveled in
the U.S. and in the developing world. My full resume and
references are available upon request. Please respond to my email

Caretaker available April 2016, long-term. Anywhere Western U.S.,
preferably Oregon. Reliable, discreet, self-starter will provide
professional security presence for nature reserve, forestland,
historic site or property for absentee owner. Other skills:
gardening, mowing, general upkeep and minor repairs. No smoking.
No drugs. Zero drama. Solitude okay. Need housing/pay. Have dog.
References. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put caretaker
in the subject line. Serious offers only.

Private Residence Managers for six years in current position
presently under contract. Looking to make a transition in Spring
or Summer 2016. Seeking a less demanding position ideally
managing a second or vacation residence where we can utilize our
management and organizational skills. Willing to entertain
various venues. We are reliable, stable and discreet with 20
years' experience, endeavoring to fill a position which is a good
fit with the right chemistry and business-like relations. We have
verifiable references, current passports, clean driving records
and can pass a background check. For additional particulars

Seeking A Ranch Sitting Job Overnight Weekends or one-time
feedings in/near Prescott, Arizona. Providing love and care for
your horses and animals while you are away. Please contact

Austin TX housesitting/caretaker position sought by a
self-employed marketing professional and publisher of an online
magazine. Flexible availability, starting in January and open to
a 3-6 month stay. I need Wi-Fi for work and come with a polite
and trained 5-year-old pug (not famous on social networks). I'm a
former homeowner and property manager with current references
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible Mature Lady Caretaker is available mid-December to
care for your home, estate, pets, and livestock. Seeks caretaking
work in South Florida. References available. Please contact

House or home caretaker, single female, seeks temporary position
in Hilo, or the US continent ASAP. I am clean and sober,
non-smoking, and reliable. I am practicing yoga, fitness,
self-sufficiency/environmentalism - freelance writer, and all
around artiste. Interested in several urban locations. Time stay
is negotiable according to conditions and agreement. House
cleaning, gardening, pet sitting, and yard work also driving,
cooking, secretarial, and childcare. Good references and
experience. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IN SEARCH OF A PROPERTY CARETAKER position in Santa Cruz County,
California. Willing to work as a property caretaker in the
countryside or just out of Santa Cruz with a yard for my dog. I
have the skills to improve your home and property, building
maintenance and repairs, painting, roof repairs, light carpentry,
plumbing repairs, ranch hand, animal care and more. I'm willing
to work skilled and non-skilled jobs and willing to provide
excellent care of your home and property. I'm honest and reliable
and ready to work. I'm quiet and friendly, and will be a
respectable tenant. My dog is very well behaved, very friendly,
and very clean. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
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