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THIS IS OUR 217th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 37, Number 1       

January/February 2019        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           

Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 28 states
and 22 countries
Caretaker Profile
Douglas Kerr: Property/Estate Manager
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES
  
ALABAMA

VOLUNTEER RVing GATEHOUSE Attendant needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from April 1 through November 30, 2019.
Deerlick Creek Park is a shaded oasis on the banks of Holt Lake
with 46 campsites, a protected swim beach, picnic area, and boat
launch. It is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown
Tuscaloosa, AL (about 25 miles away); the area provides for some
of the best fishing in western Alabama with excellent water
quality. Volunteer duties will include visitor assistance, remain
friendly and accommodating at all times, 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 programs and special projects lead by Park
Rangers. Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday every other week (if two gatehouse attendants are
present) or every week (if one gatehouse attendant is present).
Open gates at 7:00 am and close gates at 10:00 pm. Gates must be
opened for all emergencies. Gatehouse hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gatehouse hours are subject to change.
Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make
reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various
passes, post campsite and shelter reservations. Portray a
positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Training will
be provided. Work will be performed according to safety
guidelines provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For your
20 to 25 hours of work per week, we provide a RV campsite with
water, electric, and sewer hookups free of charge; we also
provide volunteer shirts and training for all new volunteers. If
interested, please complete the volunteer form at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA

PLAN NOW FOR NEXT SUMMER! Senior couple looking for a long-term
farm/homestead handyman/woman helper. We are nestled in a magical
canyon along Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska. Accessible only on
foot, mountain bike, horseback or ATV along the beach at low
tide. Beginning mid-April until the end of October but ideally
would like to have a permanent live on-site person for longer
term. We would provide housing, basic vittles, (dry goods, beef,
salmon) and pay a stipend, based on experience. Several housing
options are available: private off-grid cabin, or bunk style
dormitory. Use of ATV and summer farm truck possible for the 600
acre property. If you are planning on a longer term stay,
bringing your own 4x4 vehicle is a good idea. This would be a
great position for an older, semi-retired person looking to
relocate and have some adventures in Alaska! Must be able bodied,
 non-smoking,  and  no  drinking. Basically, an extra pair of
hands for us. There could be more than one position available for
singles or couples depending on the length of stay. Duties will
be varied; groundskeeper for family and vacation rentals, 40 tree
orchard, keep up and build fences, land clearing, gardening, some
building. Experience with farm machines, small engines, tree
felling, carpentry, rock masonry, gardening, orchard maintenance
and pruning, internet and websites, a plus. Someone who is good
at dealing with various types of people and the public would be a
great asset as well, as there are several family businesses
taking place on the property. Please send inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please provide your references.

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED - now through early May 2019. The
caretaker can be a non-smoking single person or couple. Tikchik
is located 65 miles north of Dillingham. It is extremely isolated
with only airplane access or snow mobile. There are very few, if
any visitors until the snow conditions allow snow mobiles access
from Dillingham or the Nushagak River villages. The caretaker's
job requires shoveling snow off the roof of the lodge and the
other building, and cutting and hauling and splitting firewood
with snow machines. The caretaker's cabin is designed for winter
caretaking as it is well insulated. It has a back bedroom,
kitchen and living room with a wood stove and a drip oil
stove/heater in the living room. It also has a pantry and a
propane refrigerator, propane lights and 12-volt lights, plus a
4-burner stove/oven. It also has a water system for doing dishes
and drinking water. The water needs to be brought in from the
lake using a 4-wheeler or snow machine using 5-gallon buckets. We
have a filter system to purify for drinking and dishes. Tikchik
has a sauna for bathing. We are looking for someone who has basic
mechanical skills and experience with chain saws, snow machines,
small generators, etc. The salary will be $1,800.00 per month.
Food and fuel will be provided, along with transportation to and
from the lodge. Telephone, Internet, and Dish Network Television
(all movie channels) are available. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and to apply please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Thanks, Gary. You run a wonderful service. I found a great couple
through my Hawaiian help-wanted ad that ran in The Caretaker
Gazette a year ago. They're moving on (to join their daughter in
Bulgaria) but we're staying good friends. Best Aloha to you! Tama
S. New York, NY

Thanks for advertising with us again, Tama. We appreciate our
long-term Help-Wanted advertisers! When you�re ready to hire
another experienced couple, please feel free to contact us.
Thanks again!

Do you automatically renew my subscription when it expires?
Please let me know. Thanks, Brad G. Yuma, AZ

Hi Brad, we have never offered auto renewals here. Instead,
when a postal subscriber receives their last issue in the mail,
we print this message on the envelope: THIS IS YOUR LAST PAID
ISSUE! PLEASE RENEW. When an online subscriber logs into their
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Please note that we do not offer an auto-renewal program -
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I've noticed that you are not posting to Facebook any more. Why
is that? Jill T. San Francisco, CA

Jill, The Caretaker Gazette's Facebook account was part of a
recent hack: therefore, we are no longer using it. You can always
visit our homepage at www.caretaker.org and view our Twitter feed
there, send us an email at caretaker@caretaker.org or give us a
call (206) 462-1818. We continue to send subscribers our email
updates with new listings several times per week. 

What a great way to live! A private island in the Bahamas, a
California mountain lake summer home complex and an Arizona
desert RV resort - these are some of the caretaker opportunities
I have experienced as a result of a subscription to The Caretaker
Gazette. The diversity of locations and duties offered by the
Gazette is a perfect fit for me. Currently I am the caretaker for
a summer home complex in the California Mountains in the summer
and an Arizona RV resort in the winter. To obtain the best result
in responding to The Caretaker Gazette offerings, I learned to
have my resume properly formatted, my references in order, and to
move quickly to apply. If I was not successful with the
submission, I continued to follow up to keep my name in front of
the employer. This process has resulted in offers when the
original candidate did not work out. Living life by my terms is a
dream come true! I'm doing what I want, where I want and whenever
I'm so inclined to get out and explore new places and people!
This arrangement keeps my pump pumping! Gene S. Vancouver, WA

Thanks for your nice letter, Gene. Let us know if we can
publish a future Caretaker profile story on your various
caretaking experiences.

Hi Gary, as a result of your email broadcast of my ad looking for
a caretaker and including my ad and photo on your Twitter feed, I
have culled it down to three great candidates. One will join me
on my country property next month. If things don't work out as
planned I still have two possibilities who I can turn to if
needed. I think between including my ad in your broadcast and
having it on your Twitter and caretaker.org I had at least a
dozen applicants for my position. Thank you so much! Sincerely,
Ruth R., Seattle, WA

Hi Ruth, thanks for writing and for running your ad with us
for help on your country property. We were happy to run your ad
and photo on The Caretaker Gazette's Twitter page, which features
new help wanted listings that have already appeared in recent
email updates that were already emailed to all our Gazette
subscribers. The email updates, like the one that included your
ad, that go out to all our subscribers contain more detailed
descriptions of the position and include contact information.
Property owners, like you, have requested that we feature a
summary of their ad and a photo on the Gazette homepage and
Twitter page, so they can obtain additional exposure for their
ads.
 
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
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
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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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ARGENTINA

OUR XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX can use some help. We are a small family
run hostel in the center of Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia
region, bordering Nahuel Huapi, a large glacial lake surrounded
by the Andes Mountains. We are always looking for cool, outgoing
and responsible people who speak a couple of languages (Spanish
and English preferred) and want to be part of the Hostel. We need
helpers to work as either looking after the reception (afternoon
or night shift), someone to serve breakfast to guests in the
mornings and for housekeeping. Depending on the time we have some
shifts available or some others. The minimum stay is one month.
We offer a bed (in a room only for helpers), all meals and the
opportunity of being part of something great! We love asados so
if you are a vegetarian, it won`t be easy for you. Please call us
for further information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ARIZONA

WE ARE SEEKING AN AWESOME CARETAKER with their own RV, 5th Wheel,
or travel trailer. One to three acres of land is offered
rent-free in exchange for acting as caretaker for the ranch. The
property is located just 20 miles outside of Show Low on 40+
acres. It has an abundance of mature Pinon trees, rock
outcroppings, and meadow/flat areas. The property offers privacy,
seclusion, and nature at its best! Lots of birds, deer, antelope,
and bear. It is a beautiful property, and shopping, dining, and
services are a short drive away. There is a world class golf
course (Crystal Creek) nearby. While we are in a semi-remote
rural area you will not be far from all that you need. Activities
to be developed on the property are an organic garden,
beekeeping/honey production, therapeutic riding, and an art
program. If you enjoy living in a semi-remote area, off the grid
and seek a sustainable lifestyle - we'd love to hear from you.
Please read carefully, and make sure you are prepared to live off
the grid. We will only respond to potential candidates whom we
feel will be a match to become part of our family and ranch team.
Your RV, 5th Wheel, or travel trailer must be in good condition
and you must supply your own propane, power, and water. If you
have horses you will be able to fence off (three acres) for
living and pasture for the horses. Please email your resume and
cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The cover letter should be
specific to the caretaker position, tell us the skill set and
experience you have that directly relates to the position and why
the caretaker position is a great fit for you. Please include the
length of time you feel you will be available to fill this
position. Six months, one year or longer, if all works out. We
all know things happen in life and all opportunities don't always
work out. If selected and you or I feel that it isn't a good
match we will part as friends and wish you well. We require that
if the owner is on the property you give us a 48-hour notice that
you will be withdrawing from acting as the caretaker. This will
give us time to sign you out of the property and verify that any
ranch property has been accounted for and the one acre lot is
left in the same or improved condition. Caretaker duties and
responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
providing caretaking services and labor - this position could
develop into the caretaker receiving a stipend and or a salary.
You will be required to perform handyman/repairs, landscaping,
clearing, land management, construction, customer service,
electrical, solar system and wind turbine repair and management.
Should be willing to learn or have experience. As we develop the
ranch you will be called upon to learn beekeeping, organic
gardening or other skills that will allow you to caretake/manage
ranch operations. You should be a jack of all trades, able to
troubleshoot, build and or fabricate parts if necessary.
Initially, you will perform property checks and work closely with
the owner to ensure the security and safety of any property
assets. A plus to being the caretaker is you will enjoy the
bountiful harvest from the organic garden, orchard, honey, and
farm fresh eggs. There will be times when there is much to
accomplish and other times when there will be plenty of free time
to spend with your family, friends, recreational time or just
enjoy the peace and quiet here. This position is best suited for
a retired person with a retirement income or someone who has an
outside job that won't interfere with your caretaking
responsibilities. You must be a team player in deed and word,
honest, dependable, inventive, creative, troubleshooter and
problem solver with a can-do attitude, personable, professional
and respectful. As the caretaker you will enjoy the freedom to
landscape, grow a garden, and bring your toys. You are allowed
two cars, one truck, one or two ATV's, one boat, one or two
horses (will consider) one or two pets (will consider/no
aggressive breeds). Must be willing to pass a background
screening and drug check. If there is anything I need to know
about you, please include it in your cover letter. Honesty is the
best policy. All information will be kept private and
confidential. If selected the first step in the selection process
is a 1) Phone interview 2) Face-to-face interview 3) Tour of the
property 4) Offer to become the caretaker. 

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at an isolated Northern Arizona
ranch. The right couple will provide security for and maintain
homes, spring fed pond and orchard. Farming, ranching, plumbing,
electrical skills are desirable. Salary, housing, utilities (no
line electricity), and high speed internet included. Beautiful
climate, peaceful setting, with a tidy three bedroom, two
bathroom home. Pets and a horse are welcome here. A background
check and drug testing are required. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed with experience on a cattle property in
Collinsville in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland. No dogs or
horses. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to manage our Caravan Park at The
Lake Quilpie in South West Queensland from the start of April to
the end of September, 2019. The Lake is located 6km from town. We
have powered sites, lake side camping and renovated shears
quarters accommodation. Some jobs would include checking in
guests, cleaning amenities, washing linen, making beds and
collecting fire wood. If you are interested in this position
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or Facebook Page
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed on a horse property on The Northern
Gold Coast. This would suit a husband and wife team with no
children. Duties will include feeding, manure pick up, gardening
and property maintenance. Horse experience is necessary. A
furnished house will be provided with retainer. No backpackers or
visa holders. For the initial application please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM CARETAKER WANTED in the Mid North Coast region of New South
Wales. We require one to two people, preferably with a farming
background, to live-in and help look after our 60 acre beef
cattle property. A small comfortable house is available, with the
2nd main house located 500 meters away. Retirees welcome. Casual
work on the farm is offered. No cats, but a dog would be
negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SINGLE OR COUPLE WITH OWN ACCOMMODATION needed to help a young
family, 50km west of the Forbes region of New South Wales. We
have 3km of Lachlan River on our property, which is great for
fishing. We are seeking help as we are currently renovating our
house and working on the gardens. A bit of a handyman and an
interest in the garden would be preferable. We have approximately
two weeks of work, possibly more, for the right person. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a Duty Caretaker (on site) to
join our existing team. Located in a small seaside town on the
west coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Duties
would include caretaking, cleaning, etc., reporting to the
manager. Suitable applicants would be of sober habits, be
prepared to work a seven day roster and be able to uphold a
professional standard that is required for this position. A good
understanding of OH&S, hospitality and/or security experience
would be advantageous. Remuneration is negotiable. Interested
applicants please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Kurrajong, NSW. A middle-aged
caretaker couple is required for our luxury residence. Must have
ride-on lawn mowing equipment and excellent references. Please
call the owner at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKING COUPLE needed, preferably pensioners, in Western
Australia. A two bedroom cottage is available. This position
would be an exchange of work in lieu of rent. Must have a
background in all aspects of gardening. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEND TIME in our farm house in Echuca in
northern Victoria? Our family farming business requires a
handy/odd jobs man for general for general farm and
building/garden maintenance. Offering the use of a comfortable
two bedroom cottage in exchange for two days work a week. Cottage
furnished, with an evaporator air-conditioner, TV, electric
appliances, and a large shed. Close to Echuca, Shepparton Bendigo
and two hours from Melbourne. Also close to the Murray, Camp, and
Goulb. Rivers. All services and required tools etc. supplied.
Extra work available in the district for both partners. This is a
flexible position open to negotiation for suitable applicants,
and would suit trade experienced retirees looking for base in
lieu of work. Common sense and can do attitude essential. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN wanted for a cattle property located southwest
of Townsville in northeastern Queensland. Can be a single or
couple pensioner. Must be tidy and self-motivated. General
property maintenance required, as well as water and fence runs.
Please call for more information on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE for a pensioner single or couple
with some experience with cattle. Will need to look after a small
cattle property at Lowood in the Somerset Region in southeast
Queensland. Will need to do light farm duties. Minimum of six
months initially. Free accommodation plus reasonable remuneration
provided. Local applicants can call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AUSTRIA 

HELP WANTED in Bischofshofen starting in January. We are a young
kind family with two small children. Our 3-year-old daughter
(Honey) and our 1-year-old son (Mr. Blue Eyes) are our elixir.
Bischofshofen is 60km south of Salzburg and is famous for its
ski-jumping event. Buses and trains to Salzburg are available
within a five minute walk. Our townhouse has a small garden in
the heart of the Alps! In summer you can go hiking, climbing,
biking (two bikes are at our home and are free to use) and
swimming. In the winter you can go skiing, snowboarding and
snowshoeing (the next ski-region is about 10 minutes away). Skis,
snowboards, snowshoes or ice-skating shoes are available in
diverse sizes! You will have to work about four hours a day
respectively, 20 hours a week (according to prior agreement) for
accommodation and food here. During your stay you will have your
own double bedroom with Wi-Fi. The predominant work here is
housekeeping, ironing, cooking and making jokes with the kids.
Sometimes there is also a little bit of garden work around our
house. Also your different skills can be useful. We will treat
you as a family member. You can live your life with us, eat
together and our fridge will be open for you. For an initial
interview, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
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
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a 400 acre ranch in Healdsburg, CA. Core
areas of responsibility will include: Property/Facility
Maintenance; General housekeeping of main residence; Laundry; Car
maintenance; Grounds maintenance/landscaping; Contractor and
Vendor management and onsite supervision; Submit, fulfill and
manage work orders; Submit monthly financial reconciliations;
Grocery shopping, pantry stocking and organization; Owner/guest
transportation; Light food prep; Hospitality and guest relations;
Emergency repairs; Animal care; and miscellaneous Administrative
tasks. Compensation will include Subsidized Housing; Salary;
Benefits; Vacation time. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for a Retreat Center in Northern
California immediately. This is a live-in, full-time salaried
position for a skilled handyman with some gardening and computer
experience. Applicants must have a vehicle, and a California
driver's license. Non-smokers. No children or animals. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/CARETAKING COUPLE wanted for a family-owned winery
estate located in the beautiful California Trinity Alps/Humboldt
County. Private furnished one bedroom/one bathroom with
utilities, cable, internet, gas fireplace and washer/dryer
provided in exchange for 25 hours/week work. Additional hours due
to summer events and grape harvest will be monetarily compensated
at a competitive rate. Duties include landscaping,
groundskeeping, and building maintenance. Must have knowledge of
farming equipment, irrigation systems and your own vehicle. The
ideal candidate(s) has vineyard and winemaking experience, and
loves vegetable gardening. We are looking for committed,
energetic people who want to be part of a fun-loving team. Small
pets are considered. Please send an introduction letter,
resume/work experience, and three references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Dutch Flat, CA. Housing provided.
Our three acre second home family property in the Sierra Nevada
foothills is in need of full-time onsite caretakers. This would
be perfect for a retired couple. Skills needed for and
responsibilities include: general landscape maintenance, fruit
tree pruning, handyman (plumbing, electrical, carpentry,
painting, small engine maintenance, etc.) mowing, firewood
stocking/splitting and some light housekeeping. A love of
gardening and the outdoors is a plus. Our previous caretakers had
six beehives on the property and sold honey locally. The area is
a rural, small community an hour drive east of Sacramento, CA.
The property is a combination of meadow and timbered forest with
a large ornamental and vegetable garden with many fruit trees of
all varieties (we are 3,200' feet in elevation). There are two
homes on the property with one provided to the onsite caretakers
in return for fulfilling the caretaking responsibilities. On
average, it requires approximately fifteen to twenty hours a week
to fulfill the caretaking responsibilities, with some months less
and some months more dependent on the season. If interested in
this job with this housing opportunity, please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED for my 260 acre ranch in El Camino. I can trade
a spot of my property for a caretaker who can bring in their own
self-contained trailer. The caretaker will need to do some fence
repair work and caretaking a pasture ranch. Located one mile to
the grocery store. The property is at a low elevation, with year
round access, and other stores are nearby. There is room for
dogs, horses, and it has great horseback potential. You can ride
your colts, train your dogs, and hunt here. For more details,
please call Mo at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAN FRANCISCO DOG SITTER wanted for three weeks in late
December/early January in my two bedroom apartment in the central
NOPA/Panhandle neighborhood. Mellow, sweet-natured labradoodle
needs company, walks and feeding. Non-smoker. References
required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

HELP NEEDED ON OUR ORGANIC FARM. My wife Nadine and I own 1.5
acres of land along the Sproat River, near Port Alberni. We enjoy
being in the outdoors, gardening, foraging and hanging out with
our animals. We have a black lab, a mini schnauzer and a small
cat. Nadine speaks German and I am learning. We need help with
projects that include building and working gardens, yard
maintenance, taking care of chickens and collecting eggs,
pressure washing, planting and watering. planting shrubs,
weeding, building sheds, raking leaves, and dog walking. Guest
accommodation is a suite in our downstairs which includes a
private bathroom, bedroom and living room with a TV. We have room
for one person or a couple. If you have specific skills I can
find projects to suit you best. We expect 20 hours of work per
week per person in exchange for accommodation and food as well as
help with cooking and cleanup when we eat together. For more
information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARIBBEAN

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 is provided on
the resort's premises, plus a small 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. For more
information, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

COLORADO

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED full-time, year-round, on-site for a high
standard botanical grounds and elegant home. (Elevation 8,500').
Candidates ages 30-50, should be active and fit, and
knowledgeable and experienced at property management and
maintenance. Household and guesthouse cleaning, laundry, ironing,
and kitchen skills required. Occasional weekend entertaining,
flower, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, barn, fishponds, and
lawns. Use of small farm equipment, tools, Tractor, irrigation,
pumps, and snow removal. Must love three big dogs, cats, horses,
and be able to co-exist with established employees and vendors.
Must have a current driver's license and a clean driving record.
No children, no smoking. Private on-site home, utilities, and
salary provided. Background check required. Please contact via
fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORKING RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED for approximately three weeks in
December 2018. Need to have experience and be comfortable caring
for cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, and dogs and, experience
equal to driving tractors pulling wagons of hay to feed. Common
sense a must as is being physically fit for strenuous activity if
needed. We are in a winter location with below zero temperatures
possible and animals still need daily care. No smoking, drugs,
nor excessive alcohol. Prefer two people for safety but one can
do the job. Chores include feeding and watering seven days a week
and dedicated stewardship 24 hours a day. Compensation provided.
RV site available or 4-season 5th wheel provided. Please email me
with questions or send your application listing experience and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

YEAR-ROUND LEAD INNKEEPER and maintenance couple needed at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Estes Park, Colorado. The Inn lies on 26
acres with a rushing mountain stream and hiking trails. It's an
incredible place to be. The 10 guest rooms are designed with
flair and elegance. We are looking for an energetic, outgoing
couple who enjoys nature and the outdoors, and who has proven
dependability. We are looking for an experienced couple to serve
in two roles: a year-round, full-time Innkeeper and a part-time
or full-time maintenance person. The Innkeeper must be able to
quickly grow into the role of Lead Innkeeper over the first six
months of employment. Our team is excellent and the operation of
the Inn has been refined over 32 years to be a smooth process
that creates delighted guests. We have the best staff and are
incredibly proud of them. We expect that you come with strong
experience in B&B operations (or boutique hotel operations),
especially hands-on experience in housekeeping, laundry, cooking,
and guest operations. For maintenance, we are looking for
experience with construction, handiwork, mechanical and
electrical systems and all kinds of around-the-house tasks. The
Innkeeper's job is to keep the Inn safe and warm, guests fed and
happy, flowers watered, critters shooed away, phones answered,
reservations made, guests married, beds made, laundry folded, tea
and cookies served, dishes washed, rugs vacuumed, meetings
attended, mail picked up, directions given and guests hugged
before sending them back to the real world. Then make time for
yourself beside the river, get eight hours of sleep, and start
all over the next day. As the Innkeeper grows into the role of
Lead Innkeeper, this person will take over responsibility for
coordinating outside services, reporting payroll hours,
maintaining documentation, rewriting recipes, submitting posts to
social media, answering staff member's questions, running
business reports and taking action, following up on special
projects through completion, contacting the owners as issues
arise, and other duties as assigned. The maintenance person will
be responsible for: repairs to commercial kitchen appliances,
commercial and residential laundry equipment, furnaces and
boilers; repairs to staff housing units; repairs to windows,
doors, locks, lamps, bathroom fixtures, wall holes, and other
room issues; lawn mowing, aeration, grounds maintenance, plant
health; repair of concrete pathways, stone steps, stairways;
assistance with wedding event needs including tents, tables and
chairs; and other duties as assigned. Benefits include: housing,
tips, groceries, gym membership, a National Parks Pass, rotating
3-day weekends, perfect for camping and exploring the forests,
extra pay on holidays, three days off for Christmas, and more!
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
January 1 through March 31, 2019. We will be overseas and will
need our housesitter to look after our home and cats. We prefer a
non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very clean,
someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will be
quiet - and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have checkable
references. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and let us know if you might be able to arrive a day early so we
can show you around. Thanks.

A FAMILY WITH THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE in New Canaan, CT is
seeking a Personal Assistant/House Manager. Their House Manager
of almost 10 years is stepping away for personal reasons and will
be available to assist with onboarding. The ideal candidate will
have several years of experience in a similar role, including
experience managing multiple properties and the desire to work
with a family with school-age children. The principals value open
communication and will be true partners in the day-to-day
operations of their homes. Technology skills are necessary,
including knowledge of managing smart home and security systems
and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and similar software
for tracking information, maintaining calendars, and managing
projects. The general schedule is full-time, Monday through
Friday, with flexibility needed. The family is respectful with
scheduling; evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.
Annual compensation of $100,000 to $130,000 is offered, depending
on experience, plus benefits (health benefits, paid holidays, and
paid time off). Please apply for consideration. Only local
candidates can be considered, and qualified applicants will be
contacted. Please apply for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

CARETAKER, HANDYMAN OR HANDYWOMAN, single or couple, needed ASAP
for a hobby farm in an Upscale Area of Costa Rica. Located on two
acres of Heaven Hills of Heredia with views and tranquility. It's
mild and sunny with a not-too-hot climate. Nice housing provided,
plus we pay for electricity, water, and trash pick-up. We have
great Wi-Fi, plus pay $500 month (which goes far in Costa Rica.) 
This is an easy gig. You will need to feed and play each morning
with five gentle dogs, and any easy odd jobs. This can be a
long-term gig. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY is available for an experienced and
dedicated couple to undertake general housekeeping, grounds
maintenance, driving and security in a large traditional country
home on a formal estate. The family are in residence for
approximately three months of the year and this is a very busy
time; other staff will also be in residence. The rest of the time
there is much to do with maintaining the house and its 10 acres.
The client owns high performance cars and motorbikes which
require care and maintenance to ensure they are roadworthy at all
times. Successful candidates must be flexible, with the ability
to be on call when the family are in residence. A three bedroom
accommodation is offered for a couple or self-contained flat for
the Housekeeper. Competitive salary offered. UK residents should
apply with your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FINLAND

AN INDEPENDENT TEXTILE ARTIST and Craft Maker/Luthier couple need
help running projects and maintaining a large wooden riverside
property in North Karelia, Finland. We are located in the most
easterly region of the European Union, on the Russian border. If
you are practical with good hand skills, and enjoy the sense of
freedom that wide wild open spaces give, this could be the place
for you! We are further north than Anchorage, Alaska, and further
east than Istanbul, Turkey. Clean waters, pure air and endless
forests and waterways are available to explore. We are on the
Finnish border with Russia. We have white nights in the summer
and northern lights in the winter. It is extremely quiet up here
in a fairly isolated village. Karoliina is a working Textile
Artist and Roderick mainly repairs stringed musical instruments
(violins, cellos, etc.) but also makes a variety of craft
including glass jewelry, ceramics, turned wood, etc. Things to
do: as it is winter, not much! Help around the house, kitchen
management, so cooking meals and taking care of supplies,
redecorating and renovation inside the house and a bit of snow
work when needed. We have geo-thermal heating so there is no need
to chop wood except for the sauna. There is an Art/Craft/Ceramics
workshop/studio available for your use by prior arrangement,
including a DIY printing press and all the tools for intaglio,
engraving, etc. We also have a variety of different musical
instruments for you to play. You will have free use of a wood
fired sauna, canoe, fishing gear and bicycles. For the winter we
have a selection of traditional wooden skis for you and the local
ski track starts from the front yard. Shared accommodation with
your partner/buddy are available in the craft studio. Children
are welcome! You will have your own kitchen, toilet and front
door and shared shower/sauna. Free Wi-Fi, but streaming music or
video is very sketchy out here on the edge of the Taiga, and is
best not attempted. Basically self-catering, we'll provide all
the food you need according to your specification, but also,
depending on what is going on, we share meals together. The
nearest shops are 20km away, and you can use the car if you want
to explore the area. There is a bus twice a day on school days,
and we can pick you up/drop you off at the nearest railway
station - no problem. We expect five hours per day of work, five
days per week, and it is best suited to a stay of two weeks or
more. We expect you to take responsibility for your working
hours. No smoking inside the house please. The border crossing
point to Russia is 4km away, so think about a Russian Visa while
you are here. We drive across into Russia several times a month.
We try hard to maintain our independence and integrity by
sustainable practices, awareness of our global footprint and the
privilege of being born and raised in the western world. We can't
do anything to change the state of the world, but we do what we
can by helping in our own capacity the most vulnerable in our
society. Please contact us via our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE required ASAP for a beautiful holiday
residence in the South of France. We are searching for an
experienced couple who can fulfil the roles of managing the
property, overseeing maintenance issues during the quieter
season, hands on housekeeping and laundry, and being able to step
up the game when the clients are in residence! This is a
beautiful large property in the Saint-Tropez area. The family are
mainly in residence during the summer months when they have
guests and entertain regularly. From September to April the
family rarely visit, so your role will be more maintenance,
security and overseeing any works that need to be done. Maintain
the properties, vehicles, airport runs and ad hoc errands as
required. Deal with any issues with the facilities, swimming
pool, etc. Ensure the property is ready for the family's arrival.
If you can cook light meals this would be an added bonus. French
language is beneficial as a lot of the staff in residence only
speak French. Separate accommodation on the property is provided.
It is a spacious apartment with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a
lounge area. Food is provided for you while the principal is in
residence. Salary is from 4,000 net per month depending on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED, LIVE IN COUPLE required for a villa
near Nice from March to September 2019. This
maintenance/gardening position requires someone who has diverse
skills and who is able to carry out general repairs and
maintenance on the property. Maintain and clean swimming pools,
oversee security, maintenance and clean cars and have good
practical gardening experience. Driving also required.
Housekeeping/cooking position involves cleaning, laundry and
ironing (to a high standard). Laying and clearing tables,
shopping and preparing meals when principle has guests staying or
when the villa is let. Must have good cooking skills. Previous
experience working in formal private household in similar roles
required. Must be organized with a positive attitude, be
discreet, and have a clean driving license. CRB checked and good
knowledge of French required. No pets and children. To apply,
please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GERMANY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a small meditation and retreat center
located near Hamburg that is focused on providing an environment
to meditate, go inwards, calm down and reconnect with oneself and
the Sacred in the inner and outer. It is a place of stillness and
peace, and perfectly suited for experienced meditators and other
experienced spiritual practitioners who might also like to enjoy
the natural surroundings. You are welcome as a volunteer if you
enjoy deep (inner) silence, like to meditate with us, twice
daily, like to pay attention to detail and precision in your work
and mostly everything you do, would like to reduce your digital
intake to the necessary minimum, during your stay with us, are
"experienced" on the spiritual path: You have your own spiritual
practice and have been on retreat before, would like to use your
time here for your personal timeout and spiritual retreat - apart
from the hours that you help in the house or garden. What this
means for you personally can be very individual: meditation,
prayer, contemplation, deep bodywork, relaxation techniques, long
walks in nature, dream work, certain kinds of reading etc. (Some
people depend on music, singing, dancing or intense bodywork as
their way of reconnecting. Our place is not suited to accommodate
to these needs, as we love inner stillness so much.) If any of
the above is not the case we cannot host you as a volunteer. In
the house, we combine an almost monastic clarity (and a certain
strictness that is necessary for this clarity) with a more female
warmth and caring when hosting our guests. We are two permanent
residents and offer three private guestrooms. We are intense
meditators and like to meditate for three to four hours, daily
(morning and evening meditations). You need to have your own
practices and topics that you want to work or focus on as
otherwise you will be bored quickly. Beginners on the spiritual
path were oftentimes not happy here, as we just "live" a deep
spiritual focus that has some elements of monastic life. We do
not offer specific schooling or teaching, but the house provides
support for your own efforts in a multitude of ways. We love to
share and talk with you about our respective spiritual
experiences, practices and efforts that each of us has had,
personally. For some volunteers, the stay with us has been truly
transformational. We are a small quiet place. We ask volunteers
to leave after a few days if they are not making use of the
purpose of the house (going inwards in some personal way, as
described above). We have a peaceful garden with pond, large
meditation room, library, and a nature sanctuary for water birds
is adjacent to the property, with great views! The expected help
hours are: 25 hours/week for free accommodation and organic
vegetarian food (self-catering from the kitchen storage). Or: 15
hours/week for free accommodation only. In this case: Please
bring your own food or share in the costs. Help is appreciated in
the following areas: gardening, cleaning, repair or maintenance
work. From May to November, we also have many fruits, vegetables,
berries and leaves to harvest (for private use in the house,
only). In autumn, preparing apple-pear compote and making apple
juice are also regular tasks, as we try to make use of the
thousands of apples from the garden. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

SEEKING A MATURE, EXPERIENCED COUPLE with knowledge of gardening
and off-grid systems, preferably in the tropics, to
manage/caretake a small organic farm on 55 acres in rural Kaupo,
Maui, Hawaii. Will need to maintain/operate:
1) Electrical infrastructure: wind, solar, hydro
2) Well, irrigation systems
3) Equipment: tractor, mowers, chainsaws
4) Yard, gardens, orchards, chickens
5) Record-keeping, communication with the owner
Light carpentry, handyperson-type repairs. Supervise part-time
helpers. Charming house provided. Salary will be commensurate
with skills and experience. Start immediately: overlap with
current caretakers. No hustlers, stoners, or snowflakes. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, Big Island.
Should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, repair and
cleaning skills. Three acres in a remote retreat setting,
riverfront, off-grid (solar/battery power). Phone and internet
via cellphone booster. Live in separate caretaker's quarters.
Owners don't live on the property. 20 hours per week (total for
two people) in exchange for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain
apple, coffee, sweet potato and more growing on property. Looking
for a Positive attitude, easy going, and a level of commitment. A
4WD vehicle and references are required. Please email your
information and recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed to help with a project
involving caves and a canyon in the East of Iceland from July 2
through July 14, 2019. Volunteers will work in the municipality
of Fljotsdalsherao in various environmental projects around the
region. The volunteers will help with rebuilding an old rock
wall, collecting large stones and adding to the wall, cleaning
caves and maintaining walking paths at Magnahellir and
Dimmugljufur which is a beautiful canyon with hiking trails,
clean the area around Laugavellir which is an impressive
geothermal area with a natural pool, and clean a hiking trail on
Viknaslooir. The trails of the Inlets are one of the best hiking
areas in Iceland. In this project XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers
will be mostly doing construction, repair and/or marking work in
hiking trails and walking paths in the East of Iceland. The main
tasks will be to mark and repair hiking trails or walking paths
in an isolated area of mountains and fjords. The working area of
Hjaroarhagi, Magnahellir and Laugavellir is within driving
distance from Egilsstaoir which is the largest city/town in the
East of the country. Well maintained paths enable people to visit
these amazing areas without damaging them and this important work
also helps to improve safety for visitors. Additional tasks may
be cleaning or beautifying the area, like hand-picking garbage or
collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the
shores and surrounds. The working day normally runs from 9am -
5pm with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared
for some flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's changeable
weather. No previous experience is necessary but the work is
demanding and requires a good physical condition. As it is
outdoors work, so volunteers should be ready to adapt and be
flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on
the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or
activities planned. Volunteers need to be prepared for working
and walking in a wild landscape and sometimes cold weather. Be
prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm winter
clothes as the tasks take place outside and it can get cold.
Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good
sleeping bag and gloves. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be
hosted in a local mountain hut in the municipality, away from the
town. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses on the floor sharing
rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house is equipped
with a kitchen. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing
food, cooking meals and cleaning. There is a shower and remember
to bring bathing suit to bath in the natural hot spring. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

SHORT-TERM CARETAKER NEEDED on a buffalo ranch in the rolling,
wooded hills of Northeast Iowa. One ranch hand needed in January
or February, and one ranch hand needed mid-May to mid-June, 2019.
Responsibilities include driving a tractor to feed hay to bison
and cattle, checking fences and waterers, and some simple
carpentry/fencing/farm improvement projects. This is a paid
position. Housing provided. Excellent experience for anyone who
wants to learn more about farming. Must be willing to learn and
take direction. Willing to train the right person for the job. No
smokers, and must pass a drug and background test. Please send
your cover letter, references, and job experiences to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy)
requires a responsible and reliable person who loves historical
houses and who will be available from April to November 2019 for
periods of at least two months and a maximum of three months. The
caretaker should be a person who would like to exchange the
hospitality in a room with single bed, kitchenette and private
bathroom with an overnight stay at the villa from 10pm to 7am and
some light gardening activities for a maximum of three hours each
day. The mornings and afternoons are totally free, and the weekly
free day can be discussed. No money compensation, and no meals
are provided. Must be a non-smoking volunteer. Italian speaking
is not a requirement. To apply, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN 

OUR GUESTHOUSE in Asuka, a small village located in Takaichi
District, Nara Prefecture, needs help. We are in a rural, scenic
area with a lot of historical sites. We have a renovated old
house built 150 years ago, and our guesthouse was opened in the
spring of 2015. Asuka area flourished as the capital 1,500 years
ago. But now we have a peaceful countryside where farmland
spreads out. Beautiful rice terraces, wonder stones, and friendly
people will be welcoming you. Your job duties will include
cleaning, washing, bed making, etc. Hours expected will be three
hours a day, five days a week. We can provide a bike, washing
machine, food and accommodation. Your bed is in the dormitory
room. We will provide local harvested rice! Most guests here are
almost all Japanese. So you can try to learn the Japanese
language with them and we are seeking helpers who can understand
in Japanese. You can learn a lot of Japanese history here too. If
you are in Japan and interested in helping us, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Douglas Kerr: Property/Estate Manager
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Date of Birth: 1/8/57
Interests: Photography, Biking, Yoga, Architecture/Design and all
things nature offers.
Quote: It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that
matters - Epictetus

Douglas Kerr in Santa Fe County, NM

	My work related experience has given me the chance to apply for
caretaker positions. The experience I have gained through various
jobs and positions fit nicely. But I have to admit there were a
few times I questioned what I was doing with my life! I am a
single male who enjoys photography, hiking, biking, and so much
more. I strive to create community, can work independently, and
am also a great team player. One of my passions is volunteering
which led me to become involved with the Visitor's Bureau of
Albuquerque for six years along with being very active in my
neighborhood association. I also bought and totally renovated a
home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey where I received the Beersheba
Award from their Camp Meeting Association acknowledging my work
in historic renovation. Before I left Ocean Grove, my friend
Eileen told me about The Caretaker Gazette and the great
opportunities it provided. So, I subscribed and now have found my
perfect job as a result.
	But my first management job began in Los Angeles in 1983. I was
offered a part-time position as on-site manager in the Fairfax
district. My duties involved collecting rents as well as being
the contact person for tenants experiencing any issues. Little
did I know that this would be the beginning of a long affair in
property management! In 2007, I was living in Albuquerque, New
Mexico where I managed an apartment complex, learned many new
aspects of property management, becoming a self-starter and the
go-to-guy for all maintenance issues. I was able to identify
problems, see potential issues, and solve them ahead of time. I
gained a multitude of experience in the repair field while
developing a keen eye for detail or curb appeal. The company
eventually expanded into short-term rentals, which also provided
me experience in furnishing units and inventory control.
Eventually I took on more management and maintenance positions
for other apartment owners in the neighborhood.
	The wonderful thing about life is we never know what is ahead.
While surfing the web, I found an ad for a position in Alaska for
a tour guide/bus driver for a major cruise line. I interviewed
over the phone and was hired on the spot. The job was in
Fairbanks, Alaska and I was to leave shortly to begin training as
a motor coach driver/tour guide. I packed up my belongings, had a
huge yard sale, put some things in storage, and headed to my new
Alaskan home. Living that far north in the summer, I soon
realized the sun is out nearly 24 hours each day - truly the land
of the midnight sun. When the season ended, back to New Mexico I
headed wondering what would come next. When I arrived back a
friend called and asked me if I would help her out, caring for
her daughter's home, taking care of her two dogs and yard while
she came stateside. My friend was experiencing health issues and
needed her daughter's help. I said I would do it! It just so
happened that her daughter lived on the big island of Hawaii!
They offered me a salary, a place to live, and a truck to drive.
So, I mowed the lawn, took the dogs out, and made sure everything
was taken care of. Plus, I got to explore the Big Island of
Hawaii for five weeks! What a deal!
	Afterwards, I returned to Albuquerque and a job offer at a
building that was built in the 1920's. This provided me another
great opportunity to learn more about managing, rehab work and
renting out units. A great experience for two years, but alas the
building was soon sold. What next? Having subscribed to The
Caretaker Gazette for many years, I decided to read the latest
issue online. To my surprise there was a management position
listed just 90 minutes north of Albuquerque and 30 minutes
outside of Santa Fe. I responded to the ad, was interviewed and a
day later was hired. My new position is in a little town called
Galisteo. I oversee the property for an older but very active
couple who own a little piece of paradise. I am responsible for
interacting with outside vendors, implementing a maintenance
schedule for all infrastructure repairs, which includes the
owners' home and my beautiful, cozy, two bedroom casita with
fireplace and small yard. I do some outdoor upkeep of the
property, as well as the household duties associated with
maintaining the homes. I am on call to drive the owners to
appointments as well as occasional evening engagements. My
morning routine begins with feeding the wild birds and taking
Sophie, their rescue dog, for a walk through the arroyo. I not
only have a very comfortable home but receive a salary as well.
What a deal!
	For me, being a caretaker is not about free rent but more about
the lifestyle that property management and caretaking offers. I
am flexible and perfectly fit for this type of work. Well-suited
to wear many hats, I like what I do. I take my responsibilities
seriously and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. Through
my many jobs, there were perks that arrived without me knowing it
at the beginning - many benefits I could never have dreamed of.
So, as I close, I want to say thank you Gary for providing me
this incredible experience by publishing the awesome Caretaker
Gazette.  I look forward to many more new and exciting adventures
that this Caretaker Gazette position brings and the many future
unknown ones ahead of me.
 
The New Mexico property that Douglas caretakes

LOUISIANA 

A NEW ORLEANS FAMILY seeks a polished couple, who are interested
in a long-term position, to provide Southern hospitality for
their family and guests. Responsibilities include housekeeping,
laundry, cooking, running errands, chauffeuring, occasional
childcare, and traveling with the family a few times each year.
Must be willing to work 5 - 6 days per week and fit in with their
family and lifestyle. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
experience up to $100,000 and includes health and dental
insurance, pension/401K plan, car for work-related purposes, and
a furnished apartment with paid utilities and cable TV. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE 

SUMMER COORDINATOR POSITION available on a 45-acre
privately-owned island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The island
includes three houses that are rented on a weekly basis and two
houses used by family and friends. Other facilities include wharf
and boathouse, barn, tennis court, and miscellaneous accessory
structures. Some of the structures have limited solar electricity
however none of the structures have running water or plumbing.
The coordinator prepares island buildings and harbor area for
summer operation. During the summer the coordinator provides
weekly preparation of three rental houses, assisting renters with
arrivals and departures, mail boat trips, and other related
activities. Other tasks include building maintenance and upkeep
as well as mowing of lawns, fields and tree clearing. In
September the coordinator assists with house close-up for the
winter. Requisite skills include carpentry, machinery, and
congenial interaction with guests. Boating skills aren't required
but desired; a boat will be at coordinator's disposal. Salary and
benefits: $1,000 per week for approximately 40-hour work week,
for a 12-14 week season, outstanding island location. Living
facility included as coordinator benefit. Additional earnings
possible for special projects. For inquiries, please send a text
to the following number: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MARYLAND

GORGEOUS COUNTRY ESTATE, close to DC and Virginia, seeks live-in
innkeeper(s). Upscale property with six suites - hosts weddings
and events. Responsibilities include receiving guests, assisting
wedding parties, housekeeping, shopping, light landscaping and
maintenance, and breakfast preparation. This is an ideal job for
a single person or couple. Transportation required.
Culinary/hospitality/event or gardening interests a plus - not
requirement. Base pay plus incentive. Please send your resume or
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

A LARGE FAMILY living north of Boston seeks a highly energetic,
live-in couple for their beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. home on eight
breathtaking acres. This is a dynamic family with four beautiful
children. Her responsibilities will include housecleaning,
laundry, ironing, family meals, and occasional food prep for
small dinner parties, grocery shopping, running errands, and
indoor plant care. His responsibilities will include lawn mowing
and yard cleanup, trash removal, coordinating with contractors,
care for eight automobiles, occasional chauffeuring, snowplowing
(truck provided), occasional bartending, and care of two dogs and
two cats. Important qualities for this couple include experience
in a large family home, self-starting with great energy,
discretion, flexibility, can-do and willing attitudes,
nonsmoking, and child friendly. The family owns two additional
homes in Maine and Vermont, to which they travel frequently. When
the family is in residence, the couple will work 10-hour days
with a schedule of 10 days-on, four days-off. Salary is
commensurate with skills and experience and includes health
insurance benefits, paid holidays and two weeks' vacation, and a
newly-renovated carriage house apartment. To apply, please email
your resume and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include Massachusetts Couple Position in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes. Thanks.

MEXICO

LOOKING FOR A MATURE COUPLE to experience off-grid living in our
solar home on a tranquil, 17 acre, prior fruit ranch, now bird
sanctuary in the Zihuatanejo area, on Mexico's Pacific Coast,
approximately one mile from the Playa Blanca. Our two bedroom,
two full bath home with a full kitchen is in the classic Mexican
style with living areas surrounding a courtyard. Amenities
include booster reception for cellphones, Wi-Fi microwave tower,
solar electricity, ample well water connected to both the house
and bodega, and the use of our stick-shift VW Passat.
Responsibilities include providing a presence for security as
well as some upkeep skills for the house and property. Available
from the last week in March 2019 through the first week in
January 2020. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX noting your
interest and availability. A manual with pictures of the house
and descriptions of its operations and the surrounding community
will be emailed to you.

MISSISSIPPI 

MUSEUM VOLUNTEER/FRONT DESK HELP needed at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Vicksburg, MS. We are looking for
volunteers who can work a variety of days throughout the year.
Monday through Saturday we have two shifts (9:00am to 12:00am and
12:00pm to 4:00pm), but many volunteers work all day. We have one
shift (1:00pm to 4:00pm) on Sundays. Main duties include greeting
visitors and asking them to sign in, providing information about
the museum, and assisting visitors with information about the
city of Vicksburg (the Vicksburg Visitors Bureau provides an
employee every day to assist with this duty). We also keep all of
our volunteers on an email list, and a few times a year we ask
for additional assistance with events that take place at the
museum. Most volunteers work two to four days a month, but we can
accommodate as many (or as few) volunteer hours that the
volunteer is willing to work. If interested, please complete the
volunteer form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

CARETAKER/HORSE CARE POSITION AVAILABLE for northern Nevada on a
17-acre gated property. A nicely furnished two bedroom, one
bathroom/laundry room apartment, plus utilities, will be provided
in exchange for 24 hours/week work with horses. Must be
experienced in handling and grooming horses. Ability to ride a
plus, but not necessary. Duties include barn chores, turnout,
feeding, and maintenance of pastures, arena and RP. Some
landscape maintenance, flood irrigation, and other odd jobs paid
on an hourly basis. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and move 100 lb.
bales of hay. Non-smokers, no drugs, or alcohol problems. This is
an ideal position for a retired couple or single man. A
background check and references are required. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED by an absentee owner for a small Ranch/Farm in
Pahrump, NV, near Las Vegas. Duties consist of light maintenance,
keeping property secure and the landscaping, etc. alive and well.
This is a non-compensated position, but there is a space
available, including utilities, for your Mobile/Camper/Motor
home. If you do not have your own, there are two small mobiles
that could be made livable, with a little of your work. An
opportunity for income exists for a handyman, Jack-of-all-Trades
on other Pahrump rental properties, which the owner has. There
are some chickens, etc. now and if you want to, you are welcome
to expand them and/or do your own gardening or farming, etc. Your
horses are OK, as there are three inactive pastures. For more
information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PROPERTY CARETAKER WANTED. New Hampshire Property is searching
for a very well-qualified, experienced caretaker who is a
self-starter, self-motivated, enjoys working alone and outdoors
in all seasons, and a person who takes pride in all work that
they do. Candidates must have knowledge of building maintenance,
opening and closing seasonal cottages, equipment usage and their
maintenance, landscaping skills, sprinkler operation, and
handyman skills. This position entails living and working on the
property, supervision of the property, and security of the
property and all of its buildings. Salary, housing, and other
benefits are available. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an energetic new Innkeeper (this
would be ideal for a couple or family). We are situated on a 105
acre working farm. This would be a great position for a
couple/family seeking to work and reside on a working
pasture-based farm. The candidate will be responsible for
managing all aspects of daily operations. Responsibilities
include: training and managing a small staff, breakfast prep,
housekeeping, laundry, guest room prep, purchasing supplies,
guest relations, managing phone and online reservations,
maintaining excellent customer reviews, property maintenance
(lawn care and snow removal), social media, website upkeep,
organizing farm tours, and event planning. This position is
contracted and accommodations, utilities, internet, and
farm-raised products (meat and eggs) are provided as part of
compensation in addition to a salary with performance-based
bonus. Please respond by emailing your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can visit our website to explore the
property at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

FULL-TIME RESIDENT ASSISTANT INNKEEPER OR COUPLE wanted for a
seasonal (May through October) 18 room Bed and Breakfast just
steps from the ocean in beautiful Spring Lake, NJ. Full-time
duties include front desk, kitchen and guest room
responsibilities. Must be great with people, have tons of energy,
and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Please
feel free to visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if
interested please send a letter and/or resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO: A large ranch in beautiful Georgia O'Keeffe
country seeks a non-smoking single person or couple for a
caretaking position. Two bedroom home and utilities provided in
exchange for care and feeding of two horses and occasional dog
care. Additional work for hourly payment includes pool and
landscape maintenance, general household and ranch repairs,
housekeeping. Must be stable, trustworthy, have a current
driver's license, and be able to pass a background check. Please
email your resume, salary requirements and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRIVATE FAMILY OWNED RANCH located 34 miles from Santa Fe is
seeking an experienced full-time caretaker. We are looking for a
responsible, energetic, self-starter kind of individual with a
good working knowledge of general maintenance issues such as
plumbing, carpentry, electrical, welding and painting. Must have
a love for the outdoors. Room and board possible for the right
candidate. Salary will be $36,000. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RVing MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER needed for 20 primitive campsites
from June 1 through September 15, 2019 at the Conchas Dam
(located approximately 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, NM). Must
have your own RV. Duties will include: Visitor outreach and
interpretive programs, routine maintenance projects, trail work,
assisting visitors with park rules and regulations and all
questions, and assist Corps staff. Work with the camp host on
major maintenance and cleanup projects, and help provide aquatic
invasive species and boat safety inspections, and assist the park
staff as needed. The maintenance volunteer can obtain a full
electric and sewer campsite for their RV in return for 25 to 30
hours per week volunteer services. Please apply at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. After two wonderful years here, my home
and property caretakers must leave. I am looking to replace them
with a couple as committed as they are. This is a work-trade
arrangement. In exchange for caring for my home and other aspects
of the land, your home is rent-free. I work very hard, I go to
Santa Fe almost every day except Sunday and need support on the
ranch. Currently, the home of the caretaker is rustic, simple,
partially furnished. It was intended to be a garage type
structure and one day will be. It had a simple kitchen, a small
bathroom, and a loft bedroom upstairs. A concrete floor. It is
heated via wood stove. You would provide your own wood. It has a
washer/dryer and fridge. No dishwasher. The cottage is
approximately 900+ square feet. There is no fence around the
cottage. I am building a new home on my land, it is rammed earth.
It will take almost another year to complete. Once I move out of
the home I am living in, it will become the home of the
caretakers. It is a one bedroom, one bath, with a small atrium,
tiny living room, and an amazing kitchen, a delightful 2.5 acre
backyard fenced in, a wonderful patio, porch, and great views of
the pond. It has a large loft area that may be used as another
bedroom or studio space, office, etc. There is storage closet
upstairs. The house has lots of natural light and windows. It is
all solar, propane for hot water and heat in one room, which may
change. It also has a wood stove. It is a magical home. And yes,
there is a claw foot tub in the bedroom. The work trade includes
sprucing up my home Tuesday through Friday, I like it to feel
like a temple. I am not a messy person. You will need to refill
the bird feeders and bird baths Monday through Friday. I have two
dogs that you would care for during the day and chickens. The
dogs are German Shepherds. A love of dogs is of utmost
importance. Chickens are easy in the summer, harder in the
winter. If I need to travel, you would be on the job weekends
too. That doesn't happen often. On Monday, I have extra support,
someone that comes into clean. That is a day for you to take care
of odds and ends inside or out that need to be done. Maintaining
the sacred space of your own home and surrounding area is a
requirement while helping me with mine and my animals. The entire
property is 275 acres. My new home is about 4,000 sq. ft. It is
further away from the current homes, so more privacy afforded to
everyone however I will be using the house the caretakers will be
moving out of for an art studio or other fun pursuits. The
caretaking couple must have a reverence for place and honor the
property I have worked so hard to be on. It is remote and
private. It is technically a subdivision. You must be comfortable
with the isolation. It can get super windy out here. We have more
weather, rain and snow, than in Santa Fe. Your house does not
have a garage. We have pack rats out here. Keeping the hood open
on our cars at night has completely cured the problem of them
chewing wires. Only people who can pass a thorough background
check should apply. It is a two-person situation, a couple is
required. I would like people on the property most of time, not
leaving during the day and rushing home to get things done before
I get here. One person should be capable of maintaining things
like small plumbing leaks or other repairs, only serious,
long-term applicants need apply. Honesty is non-negotiable.
Quiet, respectful people are a must. This is a sanctuary. I
appreciate my privacy. Generally I will leave notes during the
week on the kitchen island to communicate anything. Most, but not
all, Sunday's, I will cook dinner and get together with you so we
can discuss anything we need to and get to know each other
better. I've covered a lot here so there is not a lot of back and
forth because I didn't provide enough information. Local
applicants are preferred. If you are interested, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I will not respond to general
inquires unless I have some information about you. Excellent
references are required. The current caretakers will help with
the process and training.

SILVER CITY, NM. Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
the grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include
maintaining livestock waters, electric fence, feeding livestock
guardian dogs, opening and closing corral gates morning and
evening. Large RV with all utilities furnished. Ten hours of work
per week in trade of living quarters and wages offered if extra
work is performed. Starts early April to November. For more
information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

A FARM IN UPSTATE NY, Wayne County is looking for a Farmer Family
to operate as their own, a 70 acre fruit farm with a small
vegetable garden. All equipment, tractors, sprayer, mower, etc.
available. Live on farm. Split proceeds. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER needed in Rhinebeck in exchange for
reduced rent. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A MATURE, LOVING AND CARING, talented, caretaker or
caretaker couple to live in, long-term, to care for small show
dogs on a beautiful property in Westchester, NY (one hour/50
miles north of New York City). Responsibilities include: total
care of the dogs (grooming, cleaning, feeding, exercising, vet
care, training and most important loving). Caretaker
responsibilities to be discussed more in depth during our
interview. Free room and board and salaried position. Person(s)
must have a current driver's license, be a non-smoker,
non-drinker, have no live-in children, and have verifiable
references. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat starting right after Christmas through January 31,
2019. The condo is quite large, over 1,900 square feet. There are
three bedrooms; the master bedroom has a large bath on the main
floor. Two other nice bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath. I
have hardwood floors on the first level. I live just steps away
from the subway and there is easy access to shopping right down
my street. You can live here rent-free, I will take care of all
the utility bills, but I cannot afford to offer any compensation.
If you are an interested cat-lover, please email me a message on
why you would be interested in staying here and taking care of my
cat while I'm gone, along with your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ASSISTANT INNKEEPER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a top-rated
hotel with 18 guest rooms and a prime park-walk location in
Cooperstown, NY. Seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual
with stellar verbal and written communication skills, ability to
problem solve, prioritize, multi-task. Attention to detail is
crucial. Once trained, will work independently. Computer skills,
familiarity with reservation software required. Must be able to
climb multiple flights of stairs with luggage. Experience in
lodging industry desired. Start date for training is soon.
Initial duties include covering four front desk shifts per week
(mix of day/evening, weekends required), acting as after-hours
contact person, assisting with breakfast service. Compensation
includes salary plus housing (a three bedroom, 1.75 bath house).
Non-smoker, no substance abuse, no pets. Solid references, and a
background check required. Your resume and cover letter should be
emailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please do not call main number
for the Inn).  

NEW ZEALAND

CARETAKERS NEEDED in West Auckland. This is a unique caretaking
opportunity available at the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club. A
naturist lifestyle is not necessary. This would be ideally suited
for New Zealand residents who are retired or semi-retired couple.
We are an established private club tucked away on 25 acres of a
stunning park-like setting in West Auckland. The position starts
February 1st, 2019. If this sparks some interest and you would
like to know more, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

KIWIFRUIT ORCHARD WORKERS needed. We are now hiring numerous
people to work on our kiwifruit orchards. We are looking for
people to do tipping, thinning and general canopy work conducted
during the summer season on our kiwifruit orchards. We are
looking for people who are energetic, hardworking and reliable.
It is an ideal short-term job for holiday makers. We are based in
the Coromandel Peninsula area on the North Island. Enjoy this
beautiful part of the country and earn good money working on the
orchard. Apply now and we will be in touch in due course for
further conversation about the job. Applying for this job is
easy. Simply visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and fill
out the form and submit your application. Successful applicants
will be contacted via email or phone. All you need are a NZ Work
Visa, IRD Number, and Bank account. Transport will be provided.
Accommodation will be provided. All new comers will be trained
accordingly.

VINEYARD WORKERS NEEDED ASAP! We need two men who can start
immediately for a vineyard developing a new vineyard in the
Marlborough/Blenheim/Picton area. Our employer informed us this
work is more suitable for male workers. And the job is really
easy and they can guarantee minimum wage +8% holiday pay. This is
a work and stay deal, so you need to be sure that you could stay
at our hostel during the job. We offer free Wi-Fi, shower,
toilet, kitchen, Sky TV and so on. All you need to have for this
job is your Work Visa, IRD number, bank account and your own
transportation. Please send us a text message on our mobile
number at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE in Christchurch. We are
looking for reliable, honest, detailed oriented and positive
persons to work at our reception as intern duty manager, starting
as soon as possible. You must be able to speak fluent English and
able to commit six weeks at least (up to three months), starting
immediately, and only backpackers with working holiday visas or
student visa will be considered. You will work 14 hours/week,
three days in a row in the afternoon shift (varies from 3:30pm -
9:30pm) or in the morning shift (from 9:30am to 1:30pm). Your
duties include checking in and checking out guests, handling
cash, bookings and the reservation system, cleaning check, hostel
laundry, etc. Your working hours will basically cover the fee of
your stay in our hostel. It's also a great chance to meet new
people from all over the world, learn about the hospitality
industry in a real scenario and the basic running of a hostel and
improve your English and communication skills. Full training will
be provided. In addition you will get free accommodation in a
three bedroom unit, free laundry and hi-speed staff Wi-Fi. If
you're interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We hope to
hear from you soon!

NORTH CAROLINA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteer maintenance position available for
RVers from May 1 through September 30, 2019. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
offers 99 campsites on or near the lake. Amenities include an
amphitheater, playground, swim beach, dumping station, and a boat
launch area. The volunteer maintenance host is responsible for
inspecting bathhouses and vault toilets, picking up litter on
campsites and throughout the park, cleaning out fire rings of
ashes, wiping picnic tables clean, painting campsite posts,
lantern holders, gates, etc. RVing volunteers will reside at a
campsite located within the park with free 50 amp electricity,
water and sewer provided. Please apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

A UNIQUE AND REWARDING FULL-TIME, year-round opportunity is
available for a highly experienced private estate head manager
for our home in Grandview Heights. This management position will
provide many diverse situations requiring well developed people
and estate management skills. The qualified applicant will
possess 8 - 10 years of direct estate management experience on
high end properties. Strong people management and organizational
skills are mandatory. A goal oriented approach to projects,
issues and challenges is essential. The proper maintenance and
pristine care of the many residential buildings, structures and
expansive grounds will require this manager to make independent
and sound recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of
quality standards. There is an opportunity for a spouse, as a
part-time, seasonal cook during the summer months. The focus of
this 20 - 25 hour/week cooking position would be the preparation
of meals using fresh vegetables and fruits from the family�s
large garden. Experience in canning and preserving is required.
The workplace is a respectful and productive environment.
Excellent pay, free housing, and a generous benefits package are
available and commensurate with experience. Please email a letter
of qualifications with salary requirements and resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include Grandview Heights Position
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

OKLAHOMA

RVING MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from April 1 through October
31, 2019 at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Canton, OK. A full-time
volunteer with their own RV is needed in a Class A campground to
do painting, flowerbed maintenance, and other minor maintenance
tasks. Must be able to physically paint, weed, water flowerbeds,
and do light maintenance. Services exchanged for designated
volunteer RV campsite with 30 amp electric and water hookup.
Please apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

MANAGEMENT TEAM NEEDED. Located 40 miles southeast of Crater Lake
National Park, our 130 acre ranch has 2+ miles of riverfront. We
have had 23 years of successful lodging and a fly fishing
operation with two guest houses. Senior owners are looking for a
team to manage all aspects. Ranch skills needed: handyman;
plumbing; electrical; equipment maintenance; and gardening.
Office skills needed: computer; internet; reservations; and
registration. Cleaning skills needed: meticulous eye for detail;
and energy. People skills needed: interact with guests to provide
an exceptional vacation experience. May through October is our
busy season - full-time. Compensation includes a house,
utilities, ranch lifestyle, and a modest salary with opportunity
for performance bonuses. Please only email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME VOLUNTEER PARK HOST/CARETAKER needed in Eugene. Are you
a people person? Do you like fresh air and the great outdoors?
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is taking applications for qualified park
hosts/caretakers who have had previous hosting experience and a
camping rig 2000 or newer - no tents. Applicants must be able to
pass a background check. If interested, please complete an
application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by clicking on
Applications/Brochures/Permits and then choose Park Host
Application and complete the application.

INNKEEPER WANTED for a Bed & Breakfast and vacation rentals on
the north coast of Oregon's historic city of Astoria. Live-in
Innkeeper or couple wanted beginning as early as December. This
is possibly a permanent position for this five room Bed &
Breakfast and two vacation rental rooms. Hospitality experience
most advantageous with guest-focused and attention to detail
abilities. Duties will include: breakfast service includes a
continental style presentation, guest relations -
check-in/check-out, concierge services, shopping, laundry,
day-to-day operations, computer skills to perform reservation
management, and housekeeping. This should be considered a
lifestyle career. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 130-year-old
Victorian house and has been in business for 25+ years in
excellent location in downtown Astoria, Oregon on the Oregon
coast and Columbia River and has maintained an excellent
reputation for 25 years. Please email your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUR STORY: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX watershed is 35,000 acres of
protected rainforest, part of the last remaining low-elevation
old-growth forest left in the Pacific Northwest. Soaring trees
dripping with moss, crystal-clear streams, and a diversity of
old-growth-dependent species make XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a unique
gem in Oregon's crown. At its center is the historic off-grid
mining town of Jawbone Flats, our base of operations since the
Opal Creek Wilderness was created in 1996. The Winter Caretaker
is responsible for helping to maintain and improve the facilities
at Jawbone Flats while programs are closed down for the winter
season (November - March). This is a residential position: the
Winter Caretaker will live in Jawbone Flats in housing provided
by the organization and must be able to winter over, potentially
being snowed in without vehicular access for a period of four
months. For more information, please see job details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA 

LIVE-IN HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER NEEDED (can be an individual or
couple) for a property in Panama for three to 12 months. Have
magical acres in the cloud forest on a river, located 15 minutes
beyond town. Have a tropical climate here. Would love a handyman,
construction kind of person, or someone experienced with building
(or someone able to liaise with them). Could be a retiree,
writer, or serenity deficient soul(s) - someone with good
organization and communication skills, computer skills, and
permaculture/gardening knowledge/skills, and if you have some
Spanish or are bilingual are all a huge plus. References
required. Mature applicants welcome. Please send your resume or
letter describing yourself and skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

PART-TIME, LIVE-IN ASSISTANT MANAGER POSITION available in
northwest PA, a small town on the shores of Lake Erie, home to
numerous wineries.  The Inn is well established eight rooms, in
business for 16 years. We are looking for an energetic
self-starter, ideally with some hospitality experience. You will
greet guests, make breakfast, answer phone calls and handle the
reservation system, manage small staff, and resolve minor
maintenance issues. Must pay attention to details and the wants
and needs of our fabulous guests. This is a great opportunity to
add innkeeping responsibilities to your resume! Living space is
appropriate for a single or couple only. Compensation includes
housing, utilities, Wi-Fi, cable, base salary, performance bonus
and scheduled time off. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED starting in February. One of our clients,
who owns a private lodge in Scotland (one and a half hours north
of Inverness), and is looking for a live-in domestic couple to
cover the roles of Front of House Manager and Private Chef. The
location of the property on more than 20,000 acres in the
Scottish Highlands is stunning - with dramatic scenery and
wildlife. Ideally you will have experience of working in a
remote/rural community and will be ready to embrace the
surroundings. The main luxury Victorian lodge is let to guests
who are seeking high end service in a relaxed atmosphere which
offers the privacy they are seeking. Guests include members of a
European Royal family and high profile entrepreneurs. It has
seven double bedrooms, a drawing room, dining room, billiards
room and gym/sauna and of course a fully equipped kitchen. There
are also many events which are held in the Lodge and on the
surrounding estate, plus with guest cottages and a team of staff
who help run the properties there is a definite community feel.
The Couple should offer proven experience working together as
Private Chef/Front of House Manager. The Private Chef will be
responsible for three meals per day when guests are in residence
- using local produce (meat and fish) and vegetables from the new
patch which is being established. You should be competent to cook
fresh, nutritious meals at a high level and in a relaxed
atmosphere. The Front of House Manager will be responsible for
overseeing the smooth running of the Lodge ensuring guests' every
needs are covered throughout their stay. The client has asked
that interested Couples highlight their salary expectation - for
them, the personality and skillset are the most important
elements. Accommodation - which is beautiful - will be provided
on the estate in terms of your own property. It would be
advantageous to both be drivers due to the location. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
in the Subject Line.

SPAIN

VOLUNTEER HELP needed. I currently have a small house, with
mountain views in traditional Spain, inland from Alicante about
three hours by bus through beautiful scenery. It's near Riopar in
Albacete, Castile-La Mancha - a small traditional Spanish
mountain village, great for walks, etc. This would be suitable if
you like some time and space to yourself as well as being capable
of doing some of the house stuff.  You would share a bedroom and
bathroom with one female helper who has been invited to do
general house care, cleaning, shopping, etc. I have very limited
mobility but I do drive to and from the shops. You should enjoy
cooking, with a special interest in good food and wines. Helpers
should have a love and working knowledge of tasty good quality
food. If you enjoy wine-tasting it will be a pleasure to enjoy
good wines with you. There is usually a lot of music in this
house! Have Wi-Fi access. If you're in Spain, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

TENNESSEE 

LIVE-IN CARETAKERS WANTED for a Nashville lake property. Married
couple wanted to help maintain a 9-10 acre lake property in
return for a three-bedroom apartment plus electric, plus
Internet. This is an ideal situation for a couple who already
have a supplemental income. Looking for caretakers interested in
a long-term situation only. Must be diligent, trustworthy,
hard-working self-starters who like working outdoors and are very
handy with things like lawn care, basic carpentry, plumbing and
electrical. Must also be able to pass an extensive background
check. No drinkers/smokers. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for a motivated couple with a great
work ethic. Multiple businesses - Beautiful Texas Hill Country
location of 26 years: Antiques/Garden area, Award winning Bistro,
Cabins/Vintage trailers For Sale or Rent! Ideally one would help
manage the Antique shops, with experience in all aspects of
retail from pricing, selling, cleaning to display with attention
to detail. Marketing, computer skills and social media a Plus.
Perks are traveling to Round Top Texas Antique shows
(Packing/Setting up/Selling). Your skilled carpenter partner
would love our complete Workshop - helping in all areas of
restoration. Construction/general maintenance skills a plus. Must
love Animals ours are like family as well as attractions that
share our work space. Applicants must be physically able to
perform job descriptions. Background checks, references -
smoke/drug free environment, long-term, full-time. We are proud
of what our hard work has accomplished and want help to continue
to improve. Compensation, bonuses, and incentives will include a
full RV site. After visiting this unique opportunity at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX please share your resume and how you feel we
can meet each other's objectives. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME FARM CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION available in trade for
housing and utilities in DeWitt County, TX. It is best suited for
a retired pensioner or veteran couple with a steady outside
income. The position requires approximately 20+ working hours per
week in exchange for a two bedroom, one bath home. This is new
position for our family, so the job description is our best guess
and will evolve with time and needs of the owner. There will be
some heavy lifting (50lbs or better) required as well as other
physical labor, yard maintenance, fencing repair duties and other
items that come up on a country property as needed. Knowledge of
farm machinery and maintenance is helpful, but not a deal breaker
if people are willing to learn. Animal experience, especially
with cattle, dogs and chickens is a plus. Caretakers should not
expect many vacation days, especially during the holidays, but
short-term visitors are welcome. Approximately 45 minutes to one
hour morning and evening work every day will be required to care
for the place. Other duties might include, letting workmen on the
property, running an occasional errand, and checking the mail
box. The owner will live on the property in a separate house.
Other work on the home will be negotiated on a project by project
basis. Good communication skills and an organized, self-starter
personality are very much appreciated. Not looking to start until
after the New Year. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THAILAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Our Project is located outside a little
village in the northeast of Thailand. Well off the beaten track
of tourism, we offer an opportunity for everybody to join in a
fascinating project where we combine vipassana meditation, yoga,
natural building and ecological gardening (especially
permaculture) to a system of personal growth and care for nature.
We want to show that the path inside and sustainable living can
be very lively, joyful and fun. We rock the garden! Our project
is deeply rooted in the Thai community, so you can experience an
authentic insight into Thai culture and really be part of it. Our
teacher is the Abbot of a Monastery in the nearest city and as
such, living mindfully and observing the Buddha`s teaching is
very much at the heart of this project. We have a deep connection
with the village monastery and the Buddhist community and enjoy
sharing in ceremonies and festivals together. Each day you will
have meditation training and Buddhist teachings as well as
learning tools to work and live peacefully as a community. Please
note; as we work on behalf of the monastery, this is a drug and
alcohol free place! Although we are connected with a Buddhist
monastery, we are not aiming to convert anybody to Buddhism. We
want to find a way to live harmoniously together no matter what
one believes, where he comes from, or where he is going. We are
looking for people with very open minds, who want to get involved
and make a positive change. We have built a beautiful large open
air shelter for sleeping with a tin roof and bamboo mats for the
flooring. We have lots of double mosquito nets for everyone. Our
semi-outdoor kitchen is fully functional and we have built
beautiful thatched showers and separate toilets. The
accommodation is basic, but also fun! We are at a stage where we
are looking to take the project to the next level and expand!
Which gives you the opportunity to participate in the makings of
a self-sustainable community. This is an incredibly exciting time
in the growing process and great time to learn! We have basic
facilities and provide two hearty vegetarian meals a day. Right
now we are focused on earthen buildings, maintaining beautiful
gardens and implementing systems to improve soil quality and
retain water. We also have on going mosaic projects and we`re
more than open to hear your creative ideas. So come join us and
get inspired! All open minds are welcome at our project. We also
run regular workshops varying from making your own organic skin
care products to raw cooking or harvesting kombucha and we
encourage volunteers to share their knowledge with the group too.
Now is the time to learn share and grow together. Our project is
located 30 kilometers away from the third largest city of
Thailand. The city is a student town with a great night markets
and beautiful restaurants set around the lake. Even as a large
city, it's always a surprise if you see tourists. A monastery
environment is a very special place to be so if you`re interested
drop us a message and we`ll happily send you more information on
our schedule, our responsibilities and how to register your
space. Thank you so much and we look forward to getting to know
you! May all beings be happy. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY for a diligent and enthusiastic
Executive Head Housekeeper, who has glowing references from
previous employers, to relocate and work just a half-hour drive
from Dubai. The residence is not occupied full-time but regularly
used by the family and very high profile guests. You would be
managing a team of approximately 15 household staff to ensure
exacting standards are met. You are responsible on a daily basis
for the operations of the Palace - reporting to the Palace
Manager. The ideal candidate would: have essential proven private
house experience; be discreet with the understanding of
confidentiality; be aware and proactive in recognizing cultural
practices; be available to work flexible hours and prepared to be
on call; be adaptable and prepared for all eventualities; have
exceptional attention to detail; be hands on cleaning, having the
energy to look after every aspect of cleanliness within the
property; understand and have thorough knowledge on the care and
protection of crystal, silver, china, fabrics, carpets, fine
furnishings; have strong organizational experience to prioritize
tasks, supervise staff and implement incomparable services and
standards across the property; be proactive in ensuring the
residence is always prepared for unexpected visits.
Accommodations are in a super first-floor, one large bedroom
apartment, with bathroom en-suite, nice kitchen, sitting room and
additional bathroom.  You have a separate entrance and are
located in a stunning compound with other apartments which are
occupied by Europeans and includes a gym and swimming pool. A car
will be provided - if you don't drive (it is preferable that you
do) then a driver will be provided instead. Salary will be 3,100
net per month - no bills except for sharing internet cost in the
apartment with one other unit.  Medical insurance and 30 days'
leave a year taken after one year of service with ticket in
Economy back to your home country. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject
Line.

VIRGINIA

RESIDENT MANAGER(S) NEEDED to run a B & B in Warrenton, VA.
Immediate full-time live-in position available for a single
person or couple to run this Bed and Breakfast with 10 suites,
along with help hosting weddings and events. Only one mile from
Old Town Warrenton and 45 minutes from D.C., located on 21
peaceful acres. The ideal applicant should have a background in
hospitality, be service oriented with an outgoing personality,
have excellent communication skills, live on-site and be on-call
to accommodate guests. Must be available on weekends. Salary is
commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes
weekly salary, tips and bonuses. A spacious, new 1,600 square
foot apartment with beautiful views, full kitchen, Jacuzzi,
washer/dryer and all utilities provided. Daily responsibilities
vary depending on guests and events; include innkeeping,
check-ins, food preparation and service, housekeeping, light
maintenance and securing facility after hours. Must have your own
transportation. Absolutely no pets, smoking, alcohol, or drugs
and must have a clean background check. Please send your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER and Animal-Lover(s) needed for a private residence in
Northern Virginia, 20 minutes from Washington DC. This is a
resort-style 9, 000 sq. ft. home with a pool in a secluded
location, but I spend most of my time 45 minutes away in Virginia
developing my dream horse farm on 240 acres. Help is needed with
my two cats and two dogs, so I can gain some flexibility, while
also keeping my home in perfect shape. Some yard work, house
cleaning, laundry and general organization is expected from maybe
a couple who wants to share my precious life. I am German, also
spending a lot of time abroad. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

CURRENTLY WE HAVE SPACE FOR VOLUNTEERS as follows: One to two
volunteers are needed to help clean the house and look after the
cats and chickens and gardens - please note this can be a cold
climate we do not yet have central heating and facilities are
really basic compared to modern living! We have lots of blankets
though! We are at the early stages of restoring an old, large and
characterful building, parts of which date to the 14th Century,
with a walled garden, orchard and vegetable patch. We`ll be
creating a small yoga studio, accommodation rooms and community
spaces. In the medium to long-term we hope the site will host
retreats and small scale events. We need help with all kinds of
work, including: helping with chores, keeping the house clean and
tidy, looking after the greenhouse and veg patch, taking care of
the chickens and cats, roofing type work - fitting tin roofs to
workshop outbuildings, repairing walls and lintels, making
curtains, carpentry type work - fixing dilapidated gates and
doors, determining feasibility of solar/ground source/wood
heating and electricity sources, documenting the building
structures during renovation, digging trenches for drainage, and
designing a permaculture strategy for the site. We can offer
accommodation in the house in shared rooms with other volunteers,
and three meals a day, in return for an average of five hours of
work a day across the time you`re here. Please note you`ll also
be expected to help wash up (or help cook) the meals we eat
together. Food is predominantly locally sourced. We eat meat
sparingly, but can feed vegans and veges (but please tell us in
advance if you have dietary restrictions as it is hard to find
specialist products in rural areas). We're learning Aga cookery
and are into stews and soups. Claire`s a keen fermenter of
pickled vegetables. We`re conveniently located within a quarter
of an hour by car or taxi from Holyhead, from where there are
connections to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and
Dublin. Ynys Mon (known in English as Anglesey) is an island with
attractive beaches, historic sacred sites and distant views of
the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia). The site itself is in the
village of Llanfachraeth, which has a local shop and pub, and
Holyhead has other shops and amenities. We typically have one or
two volunteers staying most of the time, for up to a fortnight
initially, or long weekends are also possible. When you get in
contact, please let us know if there are particular projects
you`d like to help with. Your hosts are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
likes: designing, plants, cooking and yoga. She is currently
learning about: growing things, taking care of animals, Welsh
language and culture. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX likes: building,
fixing, energy and water systems, railways and engineering of all
kinds. He is currently learning about: lime plasters and
renewable energy sources. At times there are cats, chickens,
relatives, visitors, lodgers, guests and students on site too. At
other times it can be very quiet! To see photos and contact us,
please go to our Facebook Page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER in Washington State. We will provide a
guest house and salary. Looking for someone to be able to operate
a tractor, mend fences, and do basic farm work, mowing lawns, and
who knows horses. We have 11 horses, a steer, two goats, two
dogs, and two cats - so must love animals. If a couple, also
looking for someone to stay in our house if we have to leave to
babysit dogs, cats and goats too. Job includes cleaning stalls
two times each day, blanketing, grain, etc. Job can start
immediately. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAT/HOUSESITTER WANTED for about a month in February 2019. Must
love cats. Housing available in exchange. Have acreage near Port
Townsend, WA. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for a lovely, fully furnished, 3,000
sq. ft. home in Port Angeles (close to Olympic National Park).
Some of the caretaker's duties inside this three level craftsman
home include the following: General housekeeping: Turnovers
between guests/laundry/vacuum/clean kitchen, and bathrooms;
Welcoming guests upon arrival and departure; Online bookings,
general co-hosting duties; Local concierge/point of contact if
needed; Landscaping and general day-to-day maintenance as needed,
including lawn mowing, painting, etc. Optional garden planting
for Spring 2019. The caretaker's quarters include a furnished
private room with a private entrance, and restroom with shower,
laundry, kitchenette, and den. Preferred caretaker attributes:
experience with online platforms such as Airbnb, Hipcamp, VRBO,
and long-term rentals; can pass a background/credit/drug test if
requested; clean and relatively organized lifestyle; current CPR
trained; Master Gardener would be most excellent; willingness to
learn and take direction; cheerful attitude that goes the extra
mile; responsible and drug free = reliable and trustworthy.
Sorry, but no pets or unregistered guests allowed. This is a
smoke free/drug free home. If you'd like to know more, please
include a personalized introduction in your reply (a recent photo
and resume will also be helpful). Sorry - we are not on Facebook.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is filling two positions immediately in
Lesage, WV. Two ideal candidates will have equine experience,
share living space (two bedroom, one bathroom) provided on site,
work around 20 hours per week feeding horses, providing basic
equine care, cleaning stalls, maintaining grounds and your living
area. You will receive housing, water paid and a small monthly
cash stipend for $150. This is a position is very physically
demanding. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIGHT DUTY MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS needed at Beech Fork Lake in
Lavalette, WV. You will need your own RV. Duties will include
grass mowing and trimming, painting, landscaping, sign
maintenance, trail maintenance, and de-winterizing facilities.
Special projects, less routine in nature, may also be available.
This position is provided with a laundry room nearby that can be
used free of charge. A minimum of 25 hours per week per campsite
(not per camper) will be required. We are willing to consider any
suggestions you may have concerning work schedules and/or duties.
Volunteers camp for free on sites featuring concrete pads; plus
water, sewage, and 50 amp electric hookups. Please apply at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Quiet Single Male is seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Austin, Texas. I have handyman,
maintenance and technical skills and am very good at fixing
things. I have experience with hospitality, pet care, gardening
and landscaping. I will consider all types of housing. No kids,
pets, smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Retired Horse Trainer and His Wife urgently looking for a new
opportunity ideally in rural Southwest Alberta but willing to
entertain other locations. We have experience in groundskeeping,
security, livestock and pet care, light maintenance and fence
repair. In exchange for part-time work that is not too physically
demanding, we would like detached, private, dog-friendly
accommodations. We are honest, trustworthy and take a lot of
pride in keeping a nice place. Additional duties and compensation
can be negotiated. We are hoping for something longer term and
have a flexible start date. We can provide a resume and excellent
references. Thank you very much for your consideration! Please
call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

60-year-young mother, 34-year-old daughter who is a single mother
of two (almost 2-year-old daughter and almost 5-year-old son).
Both adults are well educated and experienced in, but not limited
to, general household duties, organization of tasks and finances
and light farm/ranch duties. We are flexible geographically.
Mother is currently an adjunct math teacher online for a
university. Very important that daughter stays with both kids as
much as possible to properly train good character. We also have
an almost 1-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/herding mix that is very
protective, smart and ready to train for working uses. We have
our own vehicles but both are only two wheel drive. Will need
free housing and preferably separate space. Internet access is a
must to continue current job. Income is necessary but understood
to be subject to abilities. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single healthy Catholic man looking for his dream job: full-time
caretaker of a small retreat in a rural setting. My experience
includes: four separate positions as caretaker/housesitter with
excellent references. Have 6+ years as Resident Director of a
hermitage retreat, providing a safe, clean, comfortable place of
solitude, rest and prayer. Responsibilities included office
manager, reservations, groundskeeper, housekeeping, and light
maintenance. Have over twenty years of experience in restaurants,
catering and institutional foodservice, and seven years'
experience of community living and residential care. Hobbies
include photography, landscaping and gardening. And I love dogs!
Prefer the Midwest but will consider all options. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hi there! I am a 21-year-old Princeton University student with
over two years' experience working on farms and homesteads. I
spent half a year meditating in a cave in rural Tibet and plan to
ordain as a monk in the near future. I am mature, reliable,
friendly, and hard-working. Seeking paid positions anywhere in
the U.S. or abroad, with between a six month and two year time
commitment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Housesitting Job Wanted. Experienced, full-time housekeeper and
business owner looking for a slowed down and quieter way of life.
I have experience working seven days a week and am a good
communicator. I am interested in one housesitting job that is
long-term and I am open to different areas of the United States.
I am a very loyal worker and I would require a secure situation.
When I connect to a new family, I usually work with them to
create a unique, individualized To-Do-List, and use that to focus
my activities at the house and to make sure everything gets done.
I am comfortable working alone, and as a housesitter and not just
a housekeeper, I would be happy to come up with some new
task/ideas with you, to make sure that the things that need to
get done - do get done. I do have some other experiences too,
such as multiple pet care for people with many pets, elder care
routines for a family member, watering plants, and even some
experience feeding farm animals on occasion, like chickens and
goats. Since my experience as just a housesitter is a bit new, I
am willing to work for three months, without stipend or pay, just
to get some experience and to see if the job is right for me. I
know issues can definitely come up, even for a job I am
experienced with, so I'd like to lower the pressure on this new
venture of mine - and just see how it goes. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

Professional Live-In Estate Caretaker in Honolulu, Hawaii seeks a
new assignment on Oahu. My portfolio consists of seven years as
an Apartment Resident Manager, nine years as an Estate Caretaker,
16 years as a Home Owner, 40 years as a Handyman and 36 years
Architectural Photographer. As an Estate Caretaker my goal is to
give your home that well maintained and manicured look 24/7, not
every two weeks. If you have a second home that's unoccupied I
can offer security as well. Please contact me with any questions
via email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References will be furnished upon
request. Aloha!

Caretaker/Housesitter available from December to May. I've been
working in IT for the last 15 years. I've also been a winter
housesitter/caretaker for past two years. This will be my third
year - I am looking to become a live-in housesitter this winter
in Noxon, Trout Creek, Superior, Missoula, Seeley Lake, or
Polson, Montana (or anywhere in between). I am a non-smoker and
do not drink. I handle horses, dogs, cats, etc., ensure pipes
don't freeze, snow is removed , mail collection, plant care,
garbage, security, and keep your house super clean while you are
away. If you plan to visit, I can also be gone for a few days.
Must have reliable internet. I have one dog named Dozer. He is
house trained, a great watch dog and gets along with kids,
animals and people. I will also need room for my 4x4 and
snowmobile trailer. References available on request. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for contacting me, if you feel we
could work together this winter.

Houseman/Estate Manager with ten years experience and excellent
references seeks long term, live-in position in Oregon.
Comprehensive skill set: housekeeping, laundry, pet care,
garden/lawn and pool maintenance, carpentry, electrical, manage
vendors and vehicle detailing. Professional demeanor, non-smoker
and clean driver license. I look forward to an interview and
sharing my resume portfolio. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Southern Maine - York County: Professional woman offers
caretaker/property assistance in exchange for rent-free home with
yard access. Assist with tenants, gardening, farming, yard work,
animal care, housesitting, and painting. Former real estate
agent, Property Manager, Landlord, Real Estate Investor,
homeowner, 11 years. Bought and renovated fixer uppers, acted as
contractor. 30+ years work experience. Live-in Elder Caretaker
twice. Non-smoking. Great health. Work with children. One
car/cat. Organized self-starter. Superb references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Caretaker willing to work for a home in Royal Oaks,
Aromas, or Corralitos, California. Would like to find a private
small cabin, cottage, farm or ranch house, mobile home (single
wide type) located in the countryside or just out of town with a
yard for my dog to be safe and a possible work exchange for all
or part of the rent. You might consider possible pay for my
skills, handyman, building maintenance, and repairs. Can also
work as a ranch hand, do animal care, be your professional
property caretaker, etc. Please feel free to call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we can talk (sorry no text). Thank you.

Seeking A Live-In Caretaker/Caregiver Position. A retired San
Francisco professional tailor, age 60, seeks a job position,
preferably in California's Central or North Coast. Excellent
references, resume available for a long-term, permanent
housesitting position. Seeks a live-in caretaker/caregiver job/on
site security guard, 30 years experience, handyman, pet sitting,
light maintenance, light gardening, light food prep and cooking.
Can run errands in town and country with my Ford van. I have a
current driver's license, with car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug
free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean, quiet living
quarters must go with above position. Available immediately. "The
caretaker with the caring touch". Please email
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I'm a long time subscriber of The Caretaker Gazette with years of
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West Valley Island Cultural Festival Announces Availability of
Sponsorship Opportunities. The next festival takes place in 2019
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