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THIS IS OUR 229th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 39, Number 1       

January/February 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 28 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
Burky in Northern Patagonia
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR IN JUNEAU. Cats/Housesitter couple or single
needed December 14th to January 6th! Sitters experienced with
home ownership/care, indoor plants and cats. Bushland in the
city, wildlife, privacy and quiet. On a city bus line. Two large
bedrooms. Heat pumps and wood (supplied) heater. Short driveway
snow shoveling may be necessary. House and all utilities
available in exchange for watching over our home and taking care
of our cats. Fresh and smoked salmon in the freezer. Travel
expenses are not offered. Negative Covid test, references and
background check required. Please email interest and experience
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A REMOTE ISLAND needs a caretaker near Kodiak, AK. An old cannery
needs a caretaker to hangout and keep the vandals away. It’s a
good place to wait out the Covid pandemic. Applicants must be in
good physical health and condition. The hunting and fishing are
amazing (Halibut, Salmon and deer are plentiful here) and this is
the only private property on the island. Must be mechanically
inclined, chainsaw savvy, familiar with generators and small
engines. Pay is room and board only. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, 24 miles to town, summer
2021. Own RV required. Free campsite and negotiable pay for
facilities and guest care at beautiful Blueberry Lake Campgrounds
(No RV hookups, Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views,
fishing, hiking, wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and
reading. Site has communal vault toilets, water hand pump.
Personal picnic table, fire ring. We provide for the host:
storage space, solar oven, kayak, bikes, and tank dumping nearby.
Bring your own paddle- board/other gear. Dogs welcome. Please go
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at a fly in wilderness lodge that
borders the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge. The caretaker
position is from now to May, 2021. The lodge is on an ice free
river, so Trout and Char fishing can be done all winter, along
with trapping and skiing. We are off the grid. We provide: a
heated caretaker cabin, food, fuel, internet and salary. Please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures and more
info. Must be self-sufficient, healthy and handy with small
engines. Pets are welcome. Please send your references and work
related skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

SOUTHERN ARIZONA TOWN within the Coronado National Forest is
seeking a mature individual for full-time caretaking. The
property is open four days/week for history, camping and fishing.
12 miles to nearest town. Lodging provided with water, solar, and
internet. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: Caretaker for a small creative ranch outside of Tucson,
AZ. Work exchange for room/board. The individual must love
animals, be a peaceful person with no drama, non-smoker, and have
lite construction/ handyman experience. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH/FARM HAND/PROPERTY manager needed in Southern Arizona. A
beautiful ranch home with horses, cattle, sheep, chickens and
dogs is in need of a willing hand. The job entails feeding,
cleaning up after and maintaining the animals. Also will require
some property management, equipment maintenance skills and lots
of projects. Salary depends on experience. This is full-time 40
hours spread over five to six days/week. Must be flexible on
changing a weekly schedule and work well independently. A private
two bedroom residence will be provided. Please send information
on your skill set and experience. You can bring your own horse or
ride mine. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary, hope you and your family are doing well. I have not
received any periodic email updates from The Caretaker Gazette
for quite some time and I do believe my subscription is still
good. Would appreciate your response. Thanks! Jennifer P., Long
Beach, CA 

Hi Jennifer, thanks for writing. We email updates to your
gmail.com email address every week. Sometimes email providers
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you find our email updates in your Spam Folder, check the little
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Hi Gary, just wanted to say hi and update you a bit. The
caretaker position listed under New Hampshire in the Holderness
area has been filled. I heard back directly from them that they
have filled the position, if you want to reach out to them to
confirm. Also good news, we have been in touch with the assistant
to the principal for the Narragansett, RI Domestic Couple
position and will have an interview with them when the homeowner
returns from traveling in January, very exciting. Thanks again
for your great website for caretakers, we appreciate everything
you do. Be well. Greg W., Allenspark, CO

Thanks for the update Greg! I’m not surprised about the New
Hampshire position being filled as that was a great opportunity
for the right candidate. I hope your January interview goes well,
and I wish you the best!

Good morning, Gary. It looks like we have found a caretaker
couple for our rural Texas farm caretaking position. I took your
advice and signed up for a Gazette subscription and found some
very interesting and experienced people in your Situations Wanted
section. I contacted several couples and found one who is
familiar with this region! We have already met on the property
and they have been out several times to get the caretaker cottage
set up the way they like. We just talked again and they will move
out to our ranch permanently next year. I’ll let you know
further how it all works out. Thank you for your suggestions and
the Gazette. Scott C., Dallas, TX
 
Good morning Scott, I’m happy to read that you were able to
find such a great caretaker couple via our Situation Wanted ads.
Please keep in touch and let us know how things work out for all
of you.

Hi Gary, you can remove our new ad from your next issue as I have
already found a great caretaker from our first ad in your
Gazette. I had many responses and so many qualified caretakers to
choose from! The caretakers who came to us from your Gazette have
already been out here to visit and things went well from both
directions! Thanks for everything! Your publication is the best.
Ben H., Spokane, WA
 
Ben, glad to hear you received a great response and found the
right caretakers for your home! Please spread the good word about
the Gazette, so other property owners can have the same success
you’ve had by advertising their property needs in the
Gazette.

Dear Gazette, I am a long time subscriber and have seen some
really nice location photos of new Gazette ads on your Home Page
when I go to www.caretaker.org to log into my online account. I
don’t use Twitter and do not have Twitter account – so how I
do I get info about these ads that I see on your Twitter account?
Eve B., Ames, IA

Hi Eve, thank you for your message. Our new
caretaker/housesitter wanted ads are first emailed to all our
subscribers as part of our email broadcast service. After our
subscribers have received our email updates, we feature some of
the listings with photos on our Twitter and Instagram pages. You
don’t need to use Twitter or Instagram since you have already
received these new caretaker/housesitter wanted ads that were
sent directly to your email Inbox.

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

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AUSTRALIA

LOOKING FOR A TRAVELLING COUPLE in their own RV to drop by for a
week or two to lend a hand in and around the home and garden in
the Geraldton area. Access to power, outside loo and lots of
space. We are located on the south side of Geraldton, a coastal
city in the mid-west region of Western Australia. For more info
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for individuals or a couple to
stay with us and look after the property in New South Wales
between Sydney and Melbourne. More details of property can be
found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Work is varied from looking after
the grounds, animals, guests and housekeeping. We have caretakers
on the property but need someone as additional support and
back-up during their leave and days off. We are happy to discuss
your situation and requirements. The start date ideally is ASAP
but we can wait for the right candidate to arrive here. It is
required to have your own caravan but we will provide power and
water. If interested, please email me your resume at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE HELP NEEDED in the Gascoyne area of Western
Australia. Most skills appreciated (like cleaning out the shed
and replacing a floor) for long or short time. This would suit a
mature couple or single, and we have room for a caravan or two.
We have amenities with a spare room. Possible caretaker needed in
December. Some trade work can be paid and help out for
electricity and water. There is other work in the area. Please
email if you are interested, and if you are in the region so we
can meet. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to stay at our motel and do some office work
(check in and check out), and oversee the cleaner. We do have
meals but don’t push them. The evening meal, but mostly we do
breakfast room service. We have a reservation system that is
straight forward - you don’t have to be a computer whiz to use
it. We would supply accommodation and meals to whoever takes it
on and income to be discussed. We are a small motel in Gympie
area. For more details and to apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will be available if there is a problem
to help out.

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. We are located in the
picturesque Chapman Valley, 22 kilometers out of Geraldton,
Western Australia on 120 acres. We are close to Geraldton,
medical, shops and fishing spots! We are self-employed and our
work takes us away periodically and we would love someone to care
for our property, being two houses, windmill tank, an active
kelpie dog, and sheep (no sheep handling is required, just check
the waters). There would be some hand watering,
mowing/maintaining of lawns on modern equipment, minimal basic
garden/house maintenance when required. Ideally, you would be
self-sufficient and would have full access to power, water and
unlimited internet in exchange for help in the above. An indoor
washing machine, shower and toilet can be made available. A pet
is OK as we have an active kelpie. A minimum of approximately two
to three weeks would be ideal, longer by agreement. Police
clearance/references is an advantage. We can provide references
from our previous caretakers. If you’re in the area, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and if no answer please text.
Thanks.

HOPING TO FIND ‘NOMADS’ who would like to settle for a few
weeks leading up to Christmas. In exchange for minding a couple
of easy going and independent boys aged 12 and 6 and some fencing
work around the property, free camping access to water and power
and a bed and granny flat accommodation are also available. Dog
permitted on a case by case basis. The peaceful rural property is
an hour south of Hervey Bay and half hour north of Gympie. It’s
a 40 minute drive to Tin Can Bay. Please contact me if interested
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Starting would be from December 10th.

HELP WANTED in tropical North Queensland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXp. We are a lovely little quiet campground
situated near Cooktown, access is bitumen all the way. Looking
for a positive, happy, easy going couple with their own motorhome
to join our team. Probably required for about four to six weeks.
Free powered RV site provided in exchange for light duties,
cleaning bathrooms and gardening. We are pet friendly. We have a
licensed restaurant that runs only two nights per week (Thursday
and Friday). Which is a favorite with locals. Lots of great
fishing spots and easy access to Cape Tribulation if you have a
4WD. We are a family run business, and have a caring loving
atmosphere. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE with their own RV who would like to
caretaker our small property (12 acres) at Condamine, a small
town and a locality in the Western Downs Region of Queensland. We
are located one kilometer from the Condamine Township. Free rent,
power, water provided for your RV, in exchange for mowing and
gardening on our river block. Stay as long as you like. If
you’re local, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR FARM SITTERS at our Kandanga area farm for two
periods, from the 28th of December to the 1st of February, and
late then February until the 8th of April 2021. We are 17
kilometers west of Kandanga, and approximately 100 kilometers
west of Noosa, off of a sealed road to with-in 700 meters of our
property. Looking for a couple to look after the lawns, garden,
general property maintenance and move about 20 head of cattle. A
house is available to be lived in, alternatively a caravan can be
located adjacent to the house. If you decide to live in the
house, your caravan and vehicle can be parked in a large shed.
Power, Internet, and water are available, mobile service
available via VOIP, which only works on late model smart phones.
The property is not accessible to busses or similar. Please send
any enquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with relevant details.

FREE CAMPING IN EXCHANGE FOR WORK in the Mission Beach area. Are
you looking to live in paradise? If you have your own
self-contained caravan and are looking to park it somewhere, then
this might be the place for you. We are looking for someone to
help with odd chores around our property in exchange for free
camping. Preferably someone with building experience or tradesman
to help with a building project. Easy going person who is looking
to relax and enjoy nature. Close to amenities and central to
beaches and townships in a quiet, relaxing environment. Please
send us a message at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you think this is
the perfect opportunity for you.

A CARAVAN PARK CLEANER/GARDENER is needed at a busy tourist
venue, 30km east of York, Western Australia. This requires a
casual cleaner gardener for minimum of eight hours per week.
Duties will involve cleaning ablutions and light gardening.
Weekend work is essential, and weekdays are negotiable. Powered
RV site included. Prefer a minimum of six months commitment. This
would suit a couple or single. Bringing a dog is negotiable.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HANDS-ON COUPLE to join our team for an
immediate start. If you are a friendly, polite and a proactive
team with experience in motel management, this job may be for
you. Mount Seaview Resort is located in NSW on the beautiful Mid
North Coast, settled within a working cattle property in a
semi-rural area. We are one hour inland from Port Macquarie.
Accommodation is provided on site in a respectable house with
electricity, landline phone and limited internet access. Although
applicants will have full hookup for power, water etc. in their
van if they choose. Duties will include:
reception/office/cleaning/bar and maintaining a high level of
service to our customers and communicating issues to the owners.
Experience with marketing, cleaning or building/maintenance a
plus. We require a police check, and a first aid certificate is
preferable. Mount Seaview is a dynamic environment that has a
constantly changing flow of people and every day is slightly
unique so your work will be tailored to what is needed. For more
information please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BUILDER/CARPENTER/JACK OF ALL TRADES NEEDED for about eight weeks
on a prominent Merino sheep station in the Western Riverina. We
would be keen to have someone start early 2021. Located 80
kilometers from Hay, located on the Lachlan River. We have
multiple locations including river frontage for a caravan or
permanent accommodation is also available. Full or part keep
available if required, cook on the farm. Tasks required would
include odd jobs around the compound including carpentry, small
building repairs, sprinkler/garden watering systems maintenance,
odd jobs, painting, general upkeep, and gardening. This is a
family run station with a close and positive team environment. We
are looking for a consistent worker/couple, able to help us
achieve tasks end to end. Please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

POSITION AVAILABLE for a local caretaker couple interested in
gardening and cattle. The property is located in the Gloucester
District of New South Wales. For further information, 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. You can also google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for insights.

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER needed on a four acre
small Caribbean Island in Belize. It is possible to earn your
living by renting out one cabin via Airbnb! Currently there are
restrictions for entering the country. Please get updates on
https://belizetourismboard.org or personal inquiry! We need a
couple in good mental and physical condition, who feels confident
living alone with a pig at our remote island in very simple
environment ASAP. Frugal dealing with resources is required.
Electricity comes from our solar system and drinking and using
water from rain water harvest. Your job would be: being present
at the island 24/7 and looking after and feeding Piggy, a free
living, dominant and not castrated male pig, maintaining and
controlling the water and solar system, cleaning the beaches and
trails, moving some sea weed, watering the plants and other small
maintenance jobs. Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with
a comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with two burner gas
stoves, and basic equipment. There is no boat on the island. All
supplies you need, you have to bring when you come in a hired
motorboat from the mainland. There is no delivery service!
Depending on the weather, there might be some sandflies. The
shower is outside, along with a compost toilet. We have perfect
conditions for snorkeling and fishing in shallow waters around
the island. Weak Internet and cellphone service are available on
the island! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BERMUDA

LIVE-IN SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER position available. Our client, a
young family who own a private island in Bermuda - a beautiful 22
acre estate with two primary households, an additional apartment,
and several secondary buildings - is seeking to employ a Live-in
Senior Housekeeper to maintain these properties. Please note that
you will also be required to assist the Housekeeping team with
cooking at weekends when the Chef is off duty so you must be
competent in the kitchen. Duties required will be to: activate
experience to lead the housekeeping team; train a team of less
experienced housekeepers to own high standards of skill and
professionalism, and introduce relevant systems as required to
achieve smooth running in all areas; collaborate with general
manager/secretary in office on rotation and staffing to provide
appropriate housekeeping cover for households. This role would
suit a team player interested in a hands-on housekeeping role
with experience of managing and training others. Teaching by
example, you would work alongside the Housekeepers and in
collaboration with other household staff including a Private
Chef, Butlers, Nannies and Gardeners, to attain the highest
standards. Non-smoker only. The role includes: maintenance of
interior of all properties; linens, laundry and wardrobe
management including fine fabrics; creation of inventories and
management of supplies; preparation of simple family meals on
weekends (i.e. the chef's day off); pet care – boxer dogs; and
flower arranging would be helpful. Working days are five days per
week (days may vary). Salary will be circa US$60,000, with annual
return airfare home, Group Health Insurance, Bermuda Government
Pension, a private Pension plan which the employer matches up to
5%, and four weeks' annual paid leave. Please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

CALIFORNIA

RV SPOT AVAILABLE at Kudos Farms in Campo, CA in exchange for
work on the farm. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER AND COOK COUPLE needed at a boutique
Winery/B&B property in the Paso Robles wine country. The couple
must have prior experience in hospitality and good natured with
guests. Duties will include guests check in/out, breakfast prep,
and some wine tasting room sales/attendance. Both must be
personable, presentable, professional and great with guests. The
lodging consists of five individual suites, a guest house, and a
wine tasting room to entertain in-house guests as well as outside
traffic. Benefits: occupying the owner’s beautiful mountaintop
house, all utilities paid, unfurnished. Salary, duration,
schedule and benefits are all negotiable. Don’t miss this
exciting opportunity, maybe perfect for a couple who always
dreamed of owning/running a winery with B&B or living in a
vineyard setting! Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE to live in a mobile home on acreage in
rural Northern California. Duties include property maintenance,
ranch duties, household duties, and caregiving for my disabled
husband. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for part-time work on a small
ranch in Paso Robles, CA. We are seeking a stable, experienced
couple who are interested in a part-time caretaker position in
exchange for housing on-site (a one bedroom barn apartment) and
access to the use of our ranch property. The property is 20+
acres, fully fenced and cross-fenced, in rural East Paso Robles,
yet only five minutes into the town of El Paso de Robles. Our
neighbors are all vineyards and it is a very peaceful place to be
with amazing vineyard views. There is a main house on the
property which is being used as a seasonal vacation rental. The
work around the main house involves mainly landscaping and
grounds maintenance, light exterior home maintenance (blowing
leaves, sweeping, straightening outdoor furniture) between
guests, fence maintenance, and irrigation maintenance
(winterization). Specialty tasks like after guest cleaning and
pool maintenance are handled by a professional cleaning and pool
service. Ranch experience desired: irrigation tractor maintenance
(John Deere), Landscape: weed abatement/whacking, tree pruning
and care, seasonal fruit picking, fire break maintenance, rodent
abatement (mainly ground squirrels), barn/fence maintenance, dirt
road maintenance (patch holes). Must be familiar with the care of
chickens, collecting eggs, feed and care. Assistance with other
ranch duties as time allows. Wood work, light carpentry
opportunity for paid work may arise depending on your skillset.
In exchange for your part-time work, the position includes
on-site housing in a one bedroom barn apartment, with utilities
included: water, electricity, Internet access, and access to use
of the land with the owner’s permission (grazing animals,
growing some vegetable crops, etc.). Must live on-site, and you
can bring your livestock and pets with permission. There will be
a background and references check. To inquire, please email an
introductory message and resume highlighting the past caretaker
experience(s) you have had to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in Greenview, in Siskiyou County. I
travel and will be gone about six months each year. I’m
offering a small one bedroom caretaker’s cabin, or free parking
and free rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy
caretaker duties on my small ranch, keeping trespassers away.
This set-up is not for everyone, as I’m off-the-grid, with
primitive living conditions. Must be self-sustaining and love the
outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable physical
shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the property is
somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs, drinking, or mental
issues, and no friends or visitors with same – in fact I prefer
little to no visitors. No pets or smoking. This is not employment
or a paid position, so you must have some other source of income
available to live off of. Looking for a single person or couple.
I am only looking for serious replies. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE on a lake within the
next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker position:
Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities, Wi-Fi,
and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat
or small dog is okay. Must have good handyman, landscaping skills
and good credit scores. If you are the type that likes to keep
busy each day and especially on your own time schedule, do not
pass up the opportunity to check this fabulous property out.
Housing and salary to be discussed depending on your skills and
your qualifications. If you would like to live on five private
acres without major expenses, this is the place. Single
individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the
property. Please send your resume, listing all of your handyman
and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

HELP NEEDED on a pair of picturesque, riverfront hobby farms,
each with a large four bedroom house. I am transitioning the
farms to more of a communal space with plans for an ashram/yoga
retreat in one of the houses. There are three acres of wild
blueberries that I want to convert to organic production, six
acres of pasture, and about eight acres of woods that provide
more than enough firewood to heat both homes without having to
clear-cut any areas. I have also started rebuilding the alpaca
herd here. I need people (short or long term) with the following
skills - or at least an interest in these things: animal care -
this is especially important as I rebuild the alpaca herd,
general farm labor, fibre arts (processing the alpaca fibre and
making things from it), and a passion for yoga and meditation, to
help me develop and put on programs for guests at the ashram. For
more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WINTER CARETAKERS NEEDED at Glendale Cove, BC. We are seeking a
seasonal caretaker couple to look after XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
which is a privately-owned floating resort in Glendale Cove,
Knight Inlet, British Columbia. The work months run from right
now until the end of April 2021, although date flexibility may be
required (start and finish dates). Our caretaker position is
unique in that the winter months offer a high level of solitude
and seclusion while working in a remote environment with minimal
interaction. The Lodge is accessible by float plane and boat
only. The caretaker couple should have a genuine desire to work
together and be able to demonstrate having done so successfully
in previous positions. Candidates should have a proven ability to
work in a remote setting for an extended period of time.
Experience in equipment, mechanical systems with the ability to
monitor off-grid equipment including power, septic, fuel and
electrical systems. Basic knowledge of technology including
computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, Internet research, and record
keeping. Be physically fit with the ability to perform work in an
outdoor environment with an ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds. It
is a requirement to have a BC Boaters' License and have
experience operating small marine vessels in variable ocean
conditions. Ideally, applicants will be local and familiar with
the area. Friendly, good communication skills, organized,
responsible, solid work ethic, self-motivated. Neat and clean
appearance, and drug-free. Must be legally able to work in Canada
and be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement. Salary will
be $2,400 per month (total, $1,200/each) for a couple. A
discretionary performance bonus eligibility is also possible.
Accommodation and meals are also included. There is satellite
internet access, and there is a satellite phone for emergencies.
We supply transportation by float plane from Campbell River to
the Lodge in the fall and back to Campbell River in the spring.
Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS at our Volunteer Centre at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting in February/March of 2021. The Eco
projects we are preparing/have started are:
Agriculture: 
-         Reinstating an old berry vine.
-         Creating community gardens/allotments.
-         Creating hurricane challenged agriculture such as
permaculture, aquaponics and hydroponics.
Eco Neighborhood development:
-         Landscaping and putting renewable facility systems in
place for biogas, waste and waste-water management, solar system
with battery bank, rainwater harvesting etc.  
-         Construction of self-sufficient and sustainable homes
made out of modified shipping containers.
-         Further development of The Keys Market location.
More project information can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For those who would like to volunteer with us please read this
info on "How to become a volunteer" at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE, OR AN INDIVIDUAL, to be a
Resident Caretaker. The position is for part-time duties at a
small beachfront Caribbean Inn on the island of Culebra. Work
would include checking in guests and light duty jobs. Free
housing and use of laundry facilities is provided plus payments
for services rendered. The applicant should be in good health,
resourceful, trustworthy, financially secure, 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 web-page at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager in rural Colorado on 300 acres near
Gunnison. This is a solo position. Includes three dwellings, a
large workshop and barn, and two irrigated pastures. A
combination of general mechanic, construction, and agricultural
experience required. Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle
operation/maintenance required. Road, pond, and river maintenance
as well as pasture with large irrigation system. The job includes
general household maintenance, repair and cleaning. No livestock
currently, but could be added in the future. Looking for someone
who is a self-starter with initiative and ability to research
problems for a solution. Benefits package and full-time housing
available on the ranch. Salary based on experience. References
required. To apply, please forward your resume, photo, and brief
bio to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/CONCIERGE COUPLE needed for a High End Guest/Working
Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The couple will be
responsible for grounds and building maintenance, housekeeping,
kitchen and provisioning assistance and concierge service. A
background in high-end mountain guest ranch hospitality is
preferred, with snowmobile, winter sports, fishing and shooting
experience helpful. Must be dedicated, honest and flexible with
an eye for detail. Must be able to work with minimal supervision
while meeting the needs of the ranch owners, managers, and guests
with a positive and fun attitude. This is a long-term position
that is full-time for both people from approximately May 1st
until October 15th each year. Full-time for the man and part-time
duties for the woman during the winter. Competitive
salary/benefits and year-around housing available for the right
couple. Please send a joint cover letter, separate resumes and
photos to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and reference job
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BARN MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPING/RANCH HAND (combined position) needed.
We are currently a private guest ranch for friends and family,
looking for a qualified individual to work and live at the ranch
full-time. The ranch is located in Rand, Colorado. The individual
we are looking for will need to wear many hats throughout the
year as acting Barn Manager, being responsible for Guest Services
and assisting the Ranch Manager with various tasks consistent
with those of a Ranch Hand. The ideal candidate should possess
good communication and interpersonal skills, exemplary attention
to detail, and have a strong work ethic with the ability to work
both autonomously and as a team, alongside the Ranch Manager and
other ranch employees and associates. This position reports to
the Ranch Manager. As Barn Manager, the candidate will need to
possess extensive equine experience as he/she will be responsible
for herd and barn management (cleaning of stalls/pens/runs,
maintaining equine equipment and facilities, working with horses,
knowledge of equine wellness and overall care, leading trail
rides for guests, etc.). Guest Services responsibilities will
consist of greeting visitors upon arrival, cleaning interior and
exterior of cabins/lodge/owner home, hot tub maintenance,
seasonal projects, assisting guests as needed, etc. The candidate
will also need to have an experienced skillset for Ranch Hand
tasks and responsibilities and willing to take direction from the
Ranch Manager regarding these tasks (fixing fence, general
maintenance, clearing trails, running equipment/tractors, skid
loader, etc.). Winter months are spent removing snow, general
ranch maintenance, etc. Summer months are spent haying, cleaning
barns, landscaping and irrigation projects, deep cleaning of
cabins/structures, etc. Longer summer hours are also necessary
during hay season. Some weekends, year-round, require guest
services for snowmobile rides, horseback rides, cookouts, etc. We
are looking for an individual who is up for the challenges of
this combined position, is trustworthy, takes great pride in
their work and will be a good steward of the land. Salary will be
competitive. There is a lot to care for and equally as much to
enjoy! To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CONNECTICUT

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
January 1 through March 31, 2021. 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

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA BEACHFRONT HOME: We are seeking a responsible,
non-smoking, individual or couple to care for/rent our Costa Rica
beachfront home: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room/dining
room combination.  Living quarters are on the upper level with a
huge deck facing the ocean, with lower level laundry room and
storage. The home is in the south Pacific Gulfo Dulce side of
Costa Rica in the small town of Zancudo. Responsibilities include
keeping the house clean and occupied, $400/month rent plus
utilities (including DSL internet) and caring for two loveable
mutts. Minimum lease is one year. The house will be available in
January. For more details/pictures, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and see my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER sought to assist an active,
retired couple living in a South Somerset farmhouse. The job
includes 20 hours per week housekeeping on weekday mornings and a
flexible approach to substituting with occasional evening or
weekend work. You will be required to caretake the property and
care for pets when necessary. A spacious, separate unfurnished
two bedroom flat, including kitchen appliances and with lovely
country views, provided rent free. This would suit a mature,
animal-loving, non-smoking couple who seek to wind down from
life's pressures. Ideally, the partner should have other
employment. Your own car is essential, with covered parking
provided. Regret no children or dependents allowed. Please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED HELP with gardening, cooking, cleaning house, dogs, and
falcons about three hours a day. Good food, telephone Wi-Fi
provided. Must have a clean driver’s license and be fit. A
country minded person is essential. The accommodation is in the
country and walking distance from a country Pub and restaurant.
Sleeping quarters: large bedroom with ensuite and country views.
The kitchen is shared with plenty of room and privacy if needed.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed. A family of three are looking for an
experienced Housekeeper/Nanny to help look after their beautiful
country estate near Watlington, Oxfordshire. The family include a
two-year-old child and the ideal candidate would have experience
looking after a similar age group. The house, situated on a large
estate, is built to a very high specification. It is imperative
that the candidate has excellent standards of housekeeping and is
someone who uses initiative, is proactive, enthusiastic and has
an abundance of common sense. A flexible approach to the role
will be required. A second language would be preferable, Italian
or Hindi, but not essential. The candidate must be able to drive
and if possible, own a car. Duties, responsibilities, experience
include: general housekeeping duties, daily tidy up, daily
cleaning, wardrobe management, laundry/ironing, cleaning of
shoes, setting the dinner table, house organization, care of
small family dog, occasional child care duties, looking after
guests (preparing guestrooms with towels and bathroom items,
ensuring beds are made), occasional travel, packing and unpacking
luggage for travel, overseeing contractors and deliveries,
overseeing the procurement of household goods, shopping for food
and ingredients, ability to discern high quality and seasonal
ingredients, especially vegetables, experience with care of
delicate materials (cashmere/silk), experience in caring for fine
art and fragile objects, and have the ability to carry out small
repairs (sewing of buttons). This is a full-time position:
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, with half days on Saturday.
Accommodation will be a self-contained large one bedroom flat on
the estate. Salary will be approximately £30,000 gross per
annum, depending on experience. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject
Line.

LIVE IN, PERMANENT, FULL-TIME COUPLE WANTED to help in a rural
house and garden near Godalming. A driver’s license is needed,
and care for dogs and hens too. There is some flexibility with
the hours, house work is in the mornings only. Your references
are essential. A two bedroom bungalow is available. Please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LIVE-IN NEEDED AT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Fort Myers, FL. An
80-year-old woman needs three meals, monitoring meds, assistance
onto her scooter from the walker, and taken to the clubhouse from
1:15pm - 5pm daily. Return for TV then dinner and tea. Afterwards
in room for the evening. Lois gets showered every three days. You
get free room and board, groceries delivered, Wi-Fi plus $100.00
weekly. Keep a tidy house, laundry, speaking English is
preferred. Three months; if agreeable then a year’s commitment.
Owner stays in the 3rd bedroom intermittently. Off time
1:30pm-4:30pm/7pm-10pm, paid leave when owners are on site.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX immediately. Pool hot tub sauna
gym adhere to club rules. Drug, alcohol and Covid free.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly lady in the Biscayne
Park/Miami Shores area. Will provide room and board plus a salary
to care for a single elderly lady who is recovering from a
stroke. The room is in a two bedroom/one bath home with laundry.
Her care will require cooking, bathing, and full care. The owner
also has a cat and a dog. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RV SITE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY on the East Coast of Florida (30
minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and garbage, and up
to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman, woman or couple
working 20 hours per week on the property. Full hookup, 50 amp,
provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding ducks and fish.
There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is passable. RV’s up to
38 feet have been here. No drugs allowed. If interested, please
send a note and references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.

FRANCE

HELP NEEDED in a typical Girondine house north of Bordeaux on the
banks of the river Dordogne boarded by vineyards. We are 20
minutes walking distance from the nearest village, St Gervais
(where we'll happily drive you if needed), and a bus stop which
will take you straight to the center of Bordeaux. The region
boasts some world famous vineyards, quaint villages nearby, and
lovely countryside walks. We are renovating the place in order to
turn it into a holiday home and are looking for up to four
helpers (single, friends or couples - families upon request) to
help us in the tasks that await us. This will go from helping us
in dealing with the larger outside projects we will have:
rebuilding a portion of a the river wall, levelling up the dirt
track leading to the house, resurfacing the terrace around the
pool (which you'll naturally be free to use) and landscaping the
front section of the house. There will also be general renovation
tasks to be carried out inside the main house as well as some
housekeeping and some gardening. We offer three meals a day, two
bedrooms which can sleep up to five people (three single plus one
double). You will share all the amenities with us (bathroom,
kitchen, living rooms). We have Wi-Fi. In exchange we expect four
hours work a day for five days a week (flexible hours). We are
well travelled and always look forward to meeting people from
different cultures. We are fluent in French and English and one
of us also speaks Spanish and Italian. Looking forward to meeting
you! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GEORGIA

FULL-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER needed. Caretaker needed for a
three horse farm in Statham, GA. This is a non-smoking facility.
Must have a clean background. Must have horse knowledge and a
calm and kind nature. House provided for the caretaker. Salary is
commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.  

HAWAII 

ANIMAL SANCTUARY CARETAKER NEEDED on the Big Island. We are a
farm animal sanctuary located on a 13 acre property on the
beautiful Hamakua coast in Laupahoehoe, on the Big Island. We are
offering full work trade accommodations (no rent/no pay) for the
right property caretaker/sanctuary manager. After a two week
trial we hope to secure a one year commitment, with the potential
for this to be a long-term arrangement for the right person to
join our team and home indefinitely. This is our private property
so we work here every day too, and we have wonderful volunteers
(usually travelers from around the world) who stay onsite for
extended periods and help with the daily animal care and many
chores. But we have grown to the point where we could really use
the consistency and skilled support of a long-term property
caretaker/manager. We are currently building additional
accommodations on the property, and would love help to finish
these out to ensure everyone has comfortable living spaces.
Immediately we could offer a space in the shared volunteer yurt
(bunk-house), a private tent, or we could discuss possible
alternatives and will do our best to offer a desirable living
space for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who
loves animals, is experienced managing landscaping and
construction projects/fence maintenance, and is comfortable
taking a lead role to ensure everything runs well day-to-day.
There is plenty of space to create edible gardens and we have a
fruit tree planting project in the works, and have land to work
with for other creative ideas and additional living spaces (as
well as storage and a special needs animal barn to be built). We
do not allow any smoking, drugs, or excessive drinking, and no
animal products onsite out of respect for our rescued dairy cows,
pigs, chickens, goats, etc. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
starting in the first of the year. If hired, one can expect round
trip airfare from your nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii.
While on the property, we will provide you with private hi-end
accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week,
gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly,
we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore
the island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii,
and I believe in the world. We are seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 36+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience. There are
occasions where we have to do a little sanding and painting, and
pressure washing. We live in a jungle, where it is absolutely
necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do our best to
be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and competent
in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer,
chain saw, pole chain saw, and silky pole saw. We use mostly
Stihl equipment, and have an Echo weed eater, and a commercial
mower by Honda. This equipment will be your responsibility to
maintain, and you should be able to do light repairs on them. You
will have to tend to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You
must be competent in installing, maintaining, and repairing
irrigation. We use Toro products. We have over 60 different fruit
and spice trees, and edible berries and bushes, vegetable and
herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with rare palms,
Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the process of adding three
lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we are hoping to open our
pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is hard work to maintain
all of them. If you love plants and the outdoors, this is your
dream job. The property has a panoramic view of the Pacific
Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel this position might
be your calling, please send me your resume and a list of
references. I will review them and give you a call to set up an
interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug use,
non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of these
options available for your interviews. All applicants will be
subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER in Haiku, on the island of Maui.
Will provide a furnished room for work trade. This would be
part-time help in exchange for the furnished room, all utilities,
covered parking, and Wi-Fi. Need somebody right away. Bonus paid
immediately. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from March 30 to April 8, 2021 in Reykjavík.
Participants can share their love for (and learn more about)
global and local environmental issues, as well as photography. If
you are interested in topics such as climate change, waste
management, animal protection and sustainability, and you also
love taking photographs or want to develop your photography
skills, then this project is for you! While developing artistic
and technical photography skills, you will be focusing on
environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal
activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and
visits facilitated by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. One of our aims is to
help create more environmentally aware consumers and travelers!
You will visit local projects on environment and conservation.
These may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some
examples include outdoor cleanup tasks, a community dinner or a
visit to a recycling center, a geothermal power plant, a museum
or exhibition. Some of these activities are dependent on
conditions such as weather, pandemic-related restrictions, as
well as availability of our partner organizations. You will also
have time to put the theory about photography into practice,
walking around and exploring the city. Participants will stay in
a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen,
showers, and a washing machine. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. For more
info please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Burky in El Heucu, Northern Patagonia, Argentina
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: writing, travel, learning via cultural immersion,
hiking, food and wine accompanied by scintillating company or a
good book.
Quote: “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never
go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Burky, Ginny (Patagonia property owner), and Monica

	In December 2016, on a gray Pacific Northwest day, the sky
steadily leaking, I once again swore that I would not endure
another soggy Oregon winter. An email posting from The Caretaker
Gazette titled: Patagonia Frontier Calling promised a sunny
Argentinian summer. 
	The Gazette’s email update had a number of new ads, but this
one really stood out for me:
Patagonia Frontier Calling:
	Enthusiastic woman interested in art, current events, and
creative and spiritual thinking is seeking a like-minded
companion at my farm in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Gender is
not important; attitude is. I prefer a commitment of at least
three months.
I am wheelchair-bound with local personal aids who attend to my
physical needs. I desire a companion to converse in English,
assist with correspondence and creative projects, and manage and
troubleshoot computer and internet issues.
Required skills: bilingual English-Spanish, expertise with both
PC and Mac systems, driving a manual transmission.
Desirable interests: art therapy, organic gardening, cooking, and
horse riding.
	Ginny, the Patagonia property owner, is a very determined
American woman who had been living with Multiple Sclerosis for
forty years, the last twenty in Northern Patagonia. She needed an
artist’s assistant and companion. I ticked off every
requirement, except for Spanish, and applied immediately. In
further correspondence, I learned rather than being her painting
assistant, Ginny wanted me to ghostwrite her memoirs. As a writer
in need of a roof and a project, I said yes in exchange for room
and board. 
On February 14, 2017, after a four-hour, US$300 taxi ride from
the nearest airport in Neuquén, first on paved, then gravel
roads, I arrived at Ginny’s dusty ranch just outside the tiny
cow town of El Heucu. 
	According to the description on the Creativity Heals
Foundation’s website, Estancia Trocoman, the home of Ginny’s
ranch and the Creativity Heals Foundation, is an integral part of
the Mother lands of Estancia Ranquilco. They share the river, the
lands, horses, friends and families. They realize and are
thankful for the privilege of having the responsibility of the
guardianship of these great lands. Estancia Trocoman differs from
Ranquilco in that they are not a traditional cattle estancia but
rather more a quiet retreat for artist types who wish to
rejuvenate, recharge and to create in their particular media with
the support of Mother Earth. They are located deep in the heart
of the vastness of the Andes Mountains bordering on Chile in
Northern Patagonia.
For three-weeks I reviewed over 350 pages of timelines written by
previous volunteers, media articles from the ‘70s through the
‘90s, and Ginny’s journals and artwork. Many long discussions
with Ginny lent depth and voice to the tumultuous, yet passionate
and highly creative life of Virginia Neary Carrithers. 
	During my three months (summer to early fall) in El Heucu, most
mornings dawned bright and windy. Tall, thin Lombardy and rangy
Alamo Blanco Poplars held down the dust on Ginny’s twenty
acres. The Lombardys stood sentry in rows planted as windbreak
alongside the main house, while gray-skinned Alamo Blancos, some
seventy feet tall, spread silver-leaved canopies wherever their
wind-blown seed had landed. Sketch in a backdrop of summer-blue
sky and gold Andes foothills dotted by herds of cattle, goats,
and sheep, and you have the essence of Northern Patagonia. 
	My routine was enviable. I rose before the mosquitoes in the
early-morning cool to meditate to horses nickering, or the
squadron of dingy-green parrots squawking as they dive-bombed the
water trough, or the papery rattle of parched poplar leaves.
Following meditation, I savored soft white queso creamosa and
thin-sliced ham on crusty bread. Coffee laced with ranch honey
and the kind of rich heavy cream my grandmother used to skim from
bottled milk rounded out the meal. On the front stoop of my
ranchita I journaled, then set out for an hour-and-a-half hike.
Initially, I stuck to the gravel road headed away from town into
the mountains, but began to notice footpaths leading into the
hills. One morning I veered onto a path that crossed a dry arroyo
and found a road that took me to the Mapuche School. From there I
wandered footpaths through homestead-dotted hills.
 
At Ginny's place with her Arabian Toronado

Burky out for a ride on Ginny's Patagonia ranch

	The Mapuche Indians, indigenous to south-central Chile and
Southwestern Argentina, have a rich heritage in Patagonia. Many
still live in the traditional gaucho style - close to the land in
small, thick-walled homes built to withstand summer’s searing
heat and winter’s bone-binding cold. Hand-woven Mapuche saddle
blankets and bags, ponchos and rugs are sought after by locals
for hundreds of miles. Tourists would buy them if there were
tourists. But there was only me. 
	While Gaucho culture is still strong in Northern Patagonia, the
advent of DIRECTV and flip phones in a town that until only
recently had no gas station (and though they have one, it’s
often out of gas) are transforming daily life. Few gauchos ride
their horses to town for errands. And with no industry other than
ranching, fewer children now follow in their parents’
footsteps. Instead, they are electronically lured to cities by
white-collar jobs and television’s promise of sparkling
nightlife.
Post hike, I’d prime myself for work on Ginny’s memoir,
rereading the previous day’s writing or reviewing the
timelines, before joining her for the main meal of the day. Some
days Ginny and I sat alone under the shade of an ancient Alamo
Blanco a few yards from the main house. The cook served
oven-roasted beef or goat and vegetables with a side salad of
greens plucked fresh from the garden. Other days, if Ginny’s
daughter, Sky arrived to negotiate the sale of cattle, goats or
sheep for their 100,000-acre Estancia Ranquilco, as many as a
dozen people might arrive for business and stay for the meal.
Regardless, the main meal stretched over an hour, usually two,
then siesta, which is when I put my head down to write. 
	My goal on Ginny’s memoir was 1,000 words a day and my work
day wasn’t over until I met or exceeded that goal. Some days, I
finished in a few hours which left me time to harvest and clean
vegetables; pick, rinse, and season kale for the dehydrator;
vacuum the indoor pool; or my favorite job—train the Rat
Terrier puppy who’d arrived the same day I had. As fall’s
cool settled in, the pool was covered for the season. I split
wood for my tiny, but dependable, wood stove to heat the
ranchita, as well as an extra pile for the woodbin in the main
house. 
	Other days, my 1,000 words took more than five hours. Late
afternoons, Ginny wheeled her chair out to my ranchita to cajole
me into a yerba mate in the dirt yard surrounded by nickering
horses, dusky mountains, and open sky. After an hour break, I’d
work until supper. If I hadn’t yet managed my 1,000 words,
I’d eat, then beg pardon from Ginny who was sometimes torn
between companionship and a finished book. 
	In April, the advent of fall, a three-day storm rolled in. Wind
stripped the poplars of loose leafs, while rain battered the
livestock, grounded the wild parrots, and turned the dirt yard to
mud. I wrote faster. My 90-day tourist stamp was soon to expire
and renewal required a prolonged in-person tango with the
infamous bureaucracy at the Buenos Aires’ Immigration Office.
With ninety-five percent of the book complete, the challenge
became how to end it. I stewed for days. Restless, my mountain
hikes stretched longer. In late April, a fever descended for a
day during which I sequestered in my ranchita and huddled near
the woodstove. I dreamed Ginny’s life. I dreamt I wouldn’t
finish. The fever broke in the early hours. On that piercingly
bright and frosty morning, I woke knowing exactly how to end the
book and wrote it in a day. 
	The description for the book on Amazon says: By the time
Multiple Sclerosis entered the picture, Virginia Neary Carrithers
had already learned how to fight for life and love. From bouts of
croup that nearly killed her as a child, to her mother’s mental
illness and cancer, to her beloved brother’s accident that left
him a quadriplegic, and her father’s suicide, Ginny stood
strong, developing a deep inner strength. She would need it for
the challenges to come. A free-spirit and talented artist, her
life morphed from small town Iowa to the seductive life of the
jet-set, where mafia connections, luxury, physical passion, and
fame became her norm. When MS sideswiped her health, Ginny, not
to be deterred, rose to become a spokesperson for the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, helping raise millions for “The
Race Against MS.” The coming years brought marriage to an
international playboy, motherhood, and a life-altering move from
the U.S. to a 100,000-acre estancia in the Andes of northern
Patagonia, Argentina. Pushing past tragedy and disease, Ginny’s
life took a path of extremes few can imagine. Through her
memories and words, explore and discover how her sense of humor,
strength of heart, and creative spirit induced an unexplainable
joy in the face of overwhelming odds.
You can find Ginny’s book, Reaching Beyond: One Woman’s
Inspiring and Uncompromising Will to Live through Love and Loss
with Multiple Sclerosis, at Amazon.com
 
Horses graze in a peaceful setting on Ginny's Ranch

IDAHO

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE live-in property
caretaker at Palisades, Idaho, approximately 10 miles north of
Alpine, Wyoming. A two bedroom apartment housing will be provided
in lieu of compensation. Tenant pays partial utilities (no
sublease, no smoking or pets). An applicable person could still
maintain an outside full-time job. Some of the duties to include:
weekly security and maintenance checks on the main house,
overseeing property maintenance and upkeep. Handyman know-how a
necessity. Must be self-motivated and conscientious. Please
submit resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

ORGANIC GARDEN HELP NEEDED. Our homestead in Proceno is placed in
a gorgeous environment, with spring water pools, enclosed in a
fairylike setting of oak, beech and maple woods, spotted by moss
covered ancient volcanic boulders. A clear small river allows
pure clay baths and trout fishing. We are placed at the southern
edge of Tuscany, in a touristically rich area, with old castles,
thermal waters, Middle Age little Bourg’s, all to be reached
within a 40 minute drive. Bolsena Lake is just 20 minutes away.
Our project aims to realize a well-being natural resort
settlement, to enjoy and share the beauty and revitalizing power
of the elements, with nourishing natural food, creativity and
joy, learning skills and arts for body and mind balance. At the
moment we are at a beginning stage, looking for a help exchange
situation in cleaning the woods, gardening, building wooden
facilities and restoring existing structures, all in a communal
joyful sharing and learning. Be prepared for a comfortable but
spartan and pioneeristic accommodation, as we are trying our best
to make the site the coziest possible, but so far we have gained
five stars only for food and a good night’s rest, with owls
company and falling water sounds. Welcome to all volunteers
equipped with willingness, joy and a love for Life! For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to run our recently refurbished, 10
bedroom villa, set in the hills of Tuscany just above the
historic town of Cortona. Duties include general housekeeping and
accounting, caring for soft furnishings and household linen,
provision shopping and stocking of larders, preparing menus and
cooking, airport transfers, internal property maintenance,
gardening, external property maintenance and care of grounds and
swimming pool. At least one of the couple needs to be fluent in
Italian and English. Applicants need to have experience of
working in a private household and be able to handle project
management and manage additional inside and outside staff and
contractors. A full and detailed job description will be supplied
on application. Combined salary of between 40,000 and 45,000
Euros with private, very attractive live-in accommodation set
away from the main house and private use of a motor vehicle.
Applications close by December 20th 2020. Please apply by mailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND 

WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER/INN MANAGER needed at a 20 room
boutique Inn in Maryland with event space. We are seeking a
person or couple to manage day-to-day operations as well as
manage events – mainly weddings. Duties include: general Inn
management including guest room sales and operations, wedding
sales and coordination, management and scheduling of staff.
Support staff is already in place. Should have experience with
staff management and have excellent communication and
organizational skills. Hospitality experience necessary,
especially with events and lodging. Knowledge of computers with
ability to learn new software systems and knowledge of social
media platforms required. Owners are working on premise as well,
but would like to find someone who has the knowledge and
abilities to take over a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities.
Excellent salary and benefits offered. Ideal location in a small
town but not far from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Includes a
spacious apartment with the responsibility of responding to
guests needs after hours occasionally. To apply, please send your
resume and salary requirements 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
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.

MICHIGAN

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED mid-May to mid-October for a six-cabin
lakeside resort bordering the Sylvania Wilderness in Michigan's
UP. Paid duties include cleaning cabins in-between guests, lawn
care, maintenance and painting. A private lakeside cabin with
heat and water will be provided in exchange for guest relations
and some other duties. Applicants must be friendly, handy,
meticulous, trustworthy, and nature lovers. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in exchange for rent. Looking for an
older skilled single caretaker (possibly a couple) to live onsite
and care for a small estate on Spring Lake, MI. The caretaker
candidate would have access to a private small one bedroom/one
bathroom cottage at no cost in exchange for ongoing care of the
property following items: general handyman skills required,
carpentry, home renovation skills a plus, lawn, tree cutting,
painting, toilet kit replacement, general home care power wash,
winterization and summarization, care of vehicles, and general
repairs of all kinds. Must be able to use a smartphone for
coordination of all tasks. The caretaker would be responsible for
posting photos of work before, during and after jobs, take pride
in their work and be dependable, be able to complete to do items
in a reasonable time frame, be honest and trustworthy with
excellent references, and have excellent organizational skills.
The best fit caretaker candidate would be an over 50 single who
takes pride in their work and enjoys a quiet private environment.
We may consider a husband and wife arrangement in the event that
the wife also would help with daily house chores, cleaning, etc.
This is a month-to-month renewable contract with longer term
possible. If interested, please inquire via text at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume/skills/history. Please do
not call until an interview is requested. A background check and
references required.

MINNESOTA

PART-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER TEAM needed in Baxter. Looking for an
onsite caretaker couple/team for 24 apartments in Baxter. Must
have exceptional customer service skills and be able to
communicate well with others. Must possess good problem solving
skills. Must pass BCA criminal background check and finger
printing. This position will require some light
maintenance/repair jobs and cleaning. Responsibilities are, but
not limited to: Showing apartments to prospective new tenants,
processing applications/leases to the Management Company, rent
collections/deposits/rent tracking, apartment turnovers,
identifying/resolving tenant issues and concerns. Monitor tenant
files, leases, lease renewals, rent increases, and all required
documentation set forth by management and the owner. Weekly
building cleaning/maintenance (vacuuming, mopping, windows,
laundry rooms, light bulbs, garbage, raking, mowing, trimming,
shoveling / salting, etc.). On call services. Compensation for
this position is free rent ($10,140 per year or $9 - $10 per hour
average) flexible hours for a spacious two bedroom, one bath
apartment with detached garage, plus a monthly bonus structure
and option for additional hourly maintenance/repair work (as
needed). We will be accepting resumes for this position until
filled. To apply, please mail your resumes to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a rental property in Duluth. Looking for a
trustworthy, responsible individual to be the caretaker of a
small apartment complex in Duluth. The job will require mowing,
snow removal, and a few other tasks and overseeing the property.
Basic knowledge of plumbing and electricity a plus. The caretaker
will need to make at least a two year commitment. In exchange we
offer a free one-bedroom apartment with all utilities included.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MONTANA 

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED in the Livingston, MT area.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a privately owned, family ranch. The
primary purpose of the ranch is for preservation of the asset,
conservation of the land, and enjoyment for the family. Although
the property includes livestock, it is not a cow-calf operation.
The ranch is used during the summer months by the owners as their
summer residence, to be shared with their family, friends and
guests. This is a salaried full-time position for a couple
seeking long-term employment. The couple will manage the overall
ranch and livestock operations. The compensation package includes
salary, housing/utilities and truck for ranch use. Must be
organized, self-starter, professional, excellent people skills
and jack of all trades. Health insurance available. Both parties
must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a
criminal background check. The primary responsibilities will be
to oversee the day-to-day operations of a 2,000 acre ranch.
Maintain accuracy and efficiency in bookkeeping for ranch related
expenditures, operating cost records and identify areas for
savings. Maintain all buildings/structures, including owners’
home, main lodge and guest cabins. Feed and care of cattle and
ranch horses, to include winter feeding/watering and summer
pasture rotation of livestock as necessary. Direct and manage
ranch hands, vendors, and contractors. Coordinate with USFS for
permit/lease. Repair and upkeep of mechanical equipment. Maintain
roads and horse/ATV trail system, integrity of pastures, land and
water wells/springs. Maintain cleanliness, appearance and
organization of barn, pastures, ranch vehicles, and equipment. Do
daily checks/repairs of fencing, gates and cattle guards to
ensure proper working order. Seasonal winterizing of buildings,
snow removal and clearing. Maintain the privacy and
confidentiality of the owners, their families and guests. As time
permits, especially during the off-season, improve and upgrade
ranch owned buildings, facilities, vehicles, corrals, tack, tools
and equipment, etc. Will need the ability to weld, operate a
tractor, and other heavy equipment, including power and hand
tools. Handyman and mechanical skills for ranch, house, barn,
vehicle, and equipment maintenance. Manage the equestrian program
and string; highly skilled in saddling and riding/training
horses. Physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather
and on uneven terrain. Must be physically fit and able to lift up
to 50 lbs. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take
this next career step, please send your resume to our email
address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CORRAL BOSS/RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXh in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. The Corral
Boss is a full-time, on-site position whose job responsibilities
include caretaking for ranch property and for 120-head of horses
and other ranch pets. The ranch property includes 20 guest
cabins, barn, workshop, staff housing and the Corral Boss’s
residence. Other ranch infrastructure includes corrals, fishing
pond, and picnic area. Maintenance and corral duties vary by
season. A successful candidate will be an upbeat, active,
self-motivated person with a deep appreciation for ranch life and
the outdoors. Horse experience is required. Duties from May to
November will include: creating a friendly work environment for
staff and a fun, safe experience for guests, managing and
delegating tasks to six to eight barn staff, caretaking for 120
head of horses, overseeing execution of daily rides for guests,
training young horses, organizing and occasionally leading pack
trips, providing basic vet and hoof care, fencing, and addressing
general maintenance needs on the property. Duties from November
to April will include: caretaking for ranch property, primarily
consisting of caring for ranch animals and buildings, and snow
removal, training young horses, conducting maintenance and
construction projects such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry and
metal projects. Housing provided, and salary will depend on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN INNKEEPER(S) to operate a nine room B&B in
Cape May, NJ. We are looking for a friendly, self-motivated
Innkeeper (individual or couple) who is excited to join our Mason
Cottage family (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Here, you will find a
place where your personality and ideas are as appreciated as much
as the work you do. Candidates must have a ‘Guest’s First’
attitude, comfortable speaking with people and have a
professional appearance. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: cooking and serving breakfast/afternoon refreshments,
making reservations, social media, guest services, cleaning (must
be able to walk up/down several flights of stairs throughout the
day) and grounds/building maintenance. Must have good references,
be extremely detail oriented, able to adjust in changing
situations, problem solver and multi-tasker. Prior hospitality
experience a must. Compensation package will include salary,
on-site housing and paid utilities, performance bonuses and
health insurance.  Non-smoking, no children (a well-behaved,
non-barking dog is OK – but we are strict about no cats). 
Please send your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

COUNTRY LIVING AND HORSIN' AROUND. Looking for a strong, hardy,
compassionate person to live on site and care for the rescued
equines at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - wonderful horses, donkeys,
mules, minis and a friendly goat. Located in New York between
Albany and Saratoga, our farm has rolling hills, beautiful views,
barns and yurts. Cabin housing and a stipend included. A love for
the outdoors and equine care is a must. Must have horse care
experience and be able to drive a tractor to primarily
participate in feeding and light maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in the Utica/Rome Area. Must
have experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical
tasks, as well outdoor maintenance. Health benefits included.
Please send all inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat starting right after Christmas through January 31,
2021. 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

LIVE-IN COUPLE NEEDED for a caretaker position in Westchester,
NY. Duties include landscaping, care of animals, cleaning, and
light cooking. You will be provided with your own house,
utilities included and a food allowance. Salary based upon
experience. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE a trustworthy and self-motivated
maintenance staffer for our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Tupper Lake,
NY. Family owned since 1896, comprised of extensive tracts of
boreal and Northern hardwood forest, three lakes, 20+ buildings
and many miles of roads and hiking trails. We offer the
possibility of a live-in caretaker position at our remote camp,
perfect for the avid outdoorsman. We value all skill sets and
offer the ability to grow into a leadership role in our
organization. Candidate would join our Superintendent couple in
the year round operation of our seasonal camp. Carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, mechanical and safe chainsaw operation are
all highly valued skills. These combined with a service oriented
mindset when dealing with owners and guests would make for our
perfect hire. We offer competitive wages and vacation time to the
right individual ready to join our team. All applicants will be
required to submit to a background check and provide a list of
professional references. Please contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSEKEEPER AND ASSISTANT NEEDED in Hanmer Springs. This work for
accommodation position is available now in our Hanmer motel. No
experience necessary. We are looking for a person to join us and
live in our office three bedroom townhouse with a great view. We
have free Wi-Fi, laundry, spa, and BBQ. Work with a friendly
backpacker team, live on site in shared house. Hours are between
10am - 1pm, for a total of about 10 hours a week to cover
accommodation. We are in a busy town in the countryside, located
two hours from Christchurch. Work is mainly cleaning motel rooms
(make beds, clean kitchens and bathrooms, dust and present the
units for incoming guests), some gardening and maintenance. Must
have an eye for detail as well as the ability to work in a team.
If this sounds like you, please apply by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to hearing from you.

NORTH CAROLINA

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/ASSISTANT NEEDED in Shooting Creek, NC.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a young, capable person to
assist us with getting a boutique resort and retreat center
startup off the ground. Varied skill set needed – building,
carpentry, heavy equipment operation, landscape/hardscape, some
administrative/guest service skills are a bonus. Must have a
willingness to work hard in a remote (but beautiful!) location in
the Western NC/Northeast GA mountains, and must love dogs (and
cats). Housing provided, with all utilities paid. References and
background check required. Salary will depend on experience. Pets
not allowed. Please email 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. 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.
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.

INNKEEPER/GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
luxurious Scottish Country Inn, known as the “Premier romantic
getaway in the Midwest” (learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX).
Seeking an individual or couple for our 5 Star/ Select Registry
21-unit Inn and fine dining restaurant. Located 50 minutes
southeast of Columbus, Ohio in the Hocking Hills Region.
Responsibilities will include: staff supervision (27 people)
record keeping-accounting, oversite of restaurant-bar,
marketing-sales and overall operations of property.
Qualifications: people management skills, strong knowledge of
social media, Word/Excel, QuickBooks, organizational management
skills and strong customer service. Capable of working with
active owners. Hours include holidays, weekends and hours as
needed. Seasoned experience in the hospitality industry and fine
dining mandatory. Self-motivated, detail oriented, financial
accountability and initiative taking people will be considered.
No smoking, no kids, and no pets. Compensation includes on-site
housing, utilities, base salary, performance bonus, and scheduled
time off. To inquire, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

FULL-TIME RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED in Maupin, Oregon. Help
needed to feed cows/calves (we have between 30 and 50), maintain
fences, secure property, and other ranch maintenance. Salary will
be $3,000 month, and housing is a possibility for the right
candidate. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Grants Pass. My wife and I (70’s)
and our Labrador Retriever live in a beautiful and secluded 5,000
square foot log cabin located on 16 acres overlooking the Rogue
River with an organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard and chicken
coup. We have some health issues and we need a couple to take
care of the property and keep our main house clean weekly. I
enjoy kayaking and working on the property, but need additional
help. We have a 1,500 square foot, two bedroom/den and two
bathroom caretaker’s log cabin on the property for you to live
in with a deck overlooking the Rogue River and our garden. This
modern cabin has air-conditioning, washer/dryer, refrigerator,
dishwasher and other amenities. We need about 25 hours/week or
more of caretaking on the property and home cleaning. Other
examples are lawn care, fertilization, weeding, trail/stair
repair, and housecleaning. The caretakers unit rents for
$1,600/month, so this would be covered by trading work for rent
as well as an additional $500/month for work done at $20/hour for
additional caretaking hours worked. We pay water, trash, cable
and the caretaker pays utilities. Skills required: vegetable
orchard gardening, power/hand tools, riding lawn mower,
landscaping, handyman, carpentry, cooking, house cleaning, and
caregiving. This position is perfect for a married couple with
some additional income like military, pension, or social security
who loves gardening with strong handyman and caregiving skills
who wants to live on the Rogue River. You must undergo a thorough
background check, have a valid driver’s license, and undergo a
significant interview process to apply for this position. To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Cat Sanctuary. This is a full-time job for
a cat lover. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a purpose built sanctuary
near Boquete. Responsibilities include: provide food and water,
clean litter boxes, sweep, wash down floors and walls with
disinfectant, clean bowls and beds, laundry, inventory supplies,
maintain grounds and infrastructure, other. Must also be able to
figure dosages, administer meds orally and by injection. Must be
fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing). Intermediate
level or higher Spanish helpful. Must adore cats! Seeking a
self-starter who can work well with little supervision. Previous
veterinary or cat sanctuary experience helpful. An on-site one
bedroom apartment in exchange for partial salary will be
provided, if interested. Salary commensurate with
experience/capability, and consistent with local wages.
Absolutely no drug or substance abuse allowed. A drug test is
pre-requisite for employment. Please email your letter of
interest or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

ESTATE MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED for a beautiful 30 acre Bucks
County, PA estate. Separate house suitable for a couple provided.
Interior and exterior responsibilities. Detailed job descriptions
provided for experienced, qualified candidates. Please provide
resumes with your salary history. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

HELP IS NEEDED in painting, building, tiling, and general house
maintenance on my house near the sea in Aljezur. Also need
gardening help. I have three cats and a parrot, as well as three
shops which consume all my time. I could use some help in the
shops too, as a sales assistant, changing interior decoration,
reorganizing, etc. I could use occasional help from 15 days to
one month, based on more or less four to six hours a day and in
exchange I offer accommodation in a double room and food in a
very cozy, quiet and peaceful house. We love cooking Indian,
Thai, Italian, Moroccan, and Portuguese. If you’re in the area,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH CAROLINA

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER NEEDED at a cat sanctuary ranch
in Wagener, SC. Must love cats! We have a cat sanctuary for
exotics, hybrids and domestic cats! We are in need of someone or
a couple to take over maintenance duties such as mowing, mower
repair, fixing things, gardening, renovations and anything to do
with cat care and what cats need. Housing available and we would
need to barter the salary. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME KENNEL CARETAKER NEEDED at a busy veterinary hospital
in the downtown area of Columbia, SC. Applicants will need to
meet or be able to perform the following criteria (25-35 hours
weekly): must have compassion for animals (cats and dogs), have
the ability to handle all breeds of dogs and cats, walk/supervise
dogs, feed/water, laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away), clean
kennels and cages, must have the ability to work well with
others, have your own transportation, and working weekends and
holidays is required. Compensation to be discussed. Please apply
in person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWITZERLAND

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Geneva. Our client, a British
family with four young children who live in Geneva require an
experienced domestic couple to live in. You should be a capable
Housekeeper/Houseman Couple who will work well together to
maintain the interior and exterior of the household to a high
standard. Requirements include: preferably good spoken English,
and one of you must speak good French; both must be competent
drivers on both sides of the road; cooking skills for simple
meals (reheating food cooked by the private chef);
self-motivation, house proud, common sense and a strong ‘can
do’ attitude; willingness to work as a team and to help out
where needed; prepared to travel occasionally joining the family
on holidays – therefore you must be allowed travel to the UK,
Europe and the USA. Duties will include: housekeeping –
laundry, ironing; table service; pet care (small dogs/cat);
shopping and running errands; maintenance and care of the pool
and vehicles; overseeing outside contractors/gardeners; driving
including school runs, guest drop offs, airport pick-ups. They
are an informal family who lead very busy lives and require their
staff to be willing and flexible. You must be happy to work as
part of a wider team to support the family – training will be
given as to their specific requirements. A private yachting
background would be desirable but not essential. They have four
children aged one to eight years old with three rotating Nannies,
Security/Butler, Private Chef and Private Tutors. Accommodation
will be a one bedroom, sitting room, and kitchenette with a
separate entrance. Working days will be 5½ days per week (some
weekends will be required but not all). Working hours: 7.00am –
7.00pm with a break during the day. Salary, depending on
experience, will be £70,000 - £75,000 gross per annum. To
apply, please email your resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

TEXAS

RANCH HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Conroe, TX. This
is a full-time position. Must have knowledge of horses, fence
building. The salary will be $500 a week (or $300 a week and
live-in accommodation provided). To apply, please forward your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME HORSE BOARDING FARM ASSISTANT NEEDED near The
Woodlands, Texas. Looking for a person experienced with handling
horses: leading horses in and out of stalls to pasture, cleaning,
watering, feeding grain and hay, putting on fly masks and
blankets as needed. This takes approximately three hours in the
AM and two hours in the PM – part-time work in exchange for a
one bedroom apartment on the farm which includes all utilities,
trash, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and Dish. Located on a quiet,
secluded, gated facility near The Woodlands. This would be great
for someone on a pension or who works online, or a couple with
one income, saving to buy their own place. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

WORKING RANCH MANAGER/GROUNDS CARETAKER needed in the Post Oak,
TX area. Need a full-time general ranch hand and cattle work near
Jacksboro, on our privately-owned, cow–calf operation. This is
a full-time position with salary of $24,000 - $36,000 per year,
and benefits. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM SEARCHING FOR A COUPLE who can live and work on a private
ranch in Stonewall County. A ranch house is provided with all
utilities included. The full-time ranch hand position will work
under the ranch manager and perform basic ranch work, such as
road maintenance, brush control, vehicle maintenance, and other
various projects. The daily tasks and chores of the partner will
include housekeeping, vehicle cleaning, and cooking is a plus but
not required. Salary will depend on experience. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

SPEND CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, AND JANUARY in Alta, a very small
town within the Wasatch Mountain Range. A retired professional
couple is in need of reliable housesitters (or a future house
exchange) from December 15, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Three
bedroom condo on the first floor, with a complete kitchen: two
microwaves, dishwasher, disposal, convection oven, two TVs,
VCR/DVD, washer, dryer, and two full baths. Complete with a
12-year-old cat that typically sleeps 12 hours per day. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A GENERAL MANAGER/INNKEEPER for a five room B&B in Moab
for the 2021 Season! This unique home has private Innkeepers
quarters, and five guest rooms. We are proud to have 5 star
ratings on TripAdvisor. Dedicated to green practices and organic
food (solar-powered). A like-minded Manager is essential. We pay
special attention to Zen/clean environment and beautification.
Managers must have hospitality management and work experience, be
in excellent physical shape, be the leader of the Team, and also
provide cooking, cleaning, and maintenance skills as needed. This
position is paid a salary over nine months, with winters off.
Housing on site may be an option. No pets, No tobacco users, and
no children. Resumes can be emailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE for an
experienced non-smoking female, who is fluent in English with a
vehicle and references. Private room with bathroom and separate
entrance in gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia plus work
at riverfront historic property one hour away. Salary is
$16/hour. Room rental is separate. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

DISCOVER, PLAY AND WORK close by Mt. Rainier National Park with a
RV/trailer. Looking for someone who can multi-task between
cooking/housekeeping and front desk responsibilities to work for
about 25-30 hours per week*. RV spot is provided. Rate is $13.50
hour. April-October 2021. In exchange for rent, Wi-Fi and
utilities, the expectation to be night manager for two to three
manager nights. The ideal candidate would be someone who wants to
save, explore the mountains and be productive. No alcohol, weed,
or drugs allowed on the property. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX *The pandemic can affect available work
hours.

CARETAKERS NEEDED on beautiful Mason Lake in Grapeview, WA (Mason
County) for 2021. We are a small 228 lot association with a
private park; 59 Boat Slips for members, family and guests. We
are preferably seeking a retired couple to be our caretaker(s)
beginning April 1 through October 31, 2021 and must provide your
own RV and cell phone. A small well behaved pet is allowed. This
is a salaried position, five days a week (must work weekends and
holidays). RV site is provided with electricity, water, garbage,
internet, and laundry facilities. If you can work without
supervision, be flexible, prioritize daily duties, and are
reasonably handy, comfortable using small tools/equipment, lift
up to 30 pounds, you are who we are searching for.
Responsibilities include: opening and closing the park, lawn
cutting and watering the grass, plants, etc., maintaining the
grounds, docks, beach, kids play area, cleaning the bathrooms,
checking people and boats in (making sure they are members),
reporting any disputes or problems to Board members, collecting
launch, moorage and kayak fees (most are seasonal). Requirements:
Get to know our members and be courteous at all times. To learn
more and to apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A
background and drug check will be required.

CARETAKER WANTED (north of Colville, WA, by the Canadian border)
from May – August. On-site housing, small monthly stipend,
electric and Internet provided. Work is landscaping, gardening,
cutting trees, raking, burning debris, plus handyman things. Must
have knowledge and experience with chainsaws, garden tractors,
trimmers, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Short daily hours
depending upon need. No smokers or children. Suited for someone
retired or wanting to fish or boat. To apply, please email three
non-family references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP at a non-profit located in scenic
West Virginia. Seeking a couple or single person. Looking for a
skilled handyman - a "Jack or Jill of all trades", experience in
vehicle maintenance, and housekeeping. For details please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RETIRE IN MINOCQUA RENT FREE! Two small apartment buildings in
Minocqua are in need of a caretaker to live on site for free rent
in exchange for 9.5 hours per week of janitorial, lawn care, snow
removal, general grounds, light maintenance and customer service
work. Must pass a background check and have a valid driver’s
license. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER NEEDED in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. As Ranch
Manager you will be responsible for all activities on a 20,000
acre mountain ranch and perform all duties according to the
landowner’s goals for the property. Guest services for a
private family and guests will be a priority requiring effective
oral and written communication skills. This responsibility will
include project management skills and oversight of infrastructure
maintenance including the upkeep of homes, barns, outbuildings,
vehicles, equipment, and an aesthetic landscape. The Ranch
Manager will supervise an 8-person full-time staff, including a
Livestock Manager, and oversee a 500-head cattle and haying
operation. The Ranch Manager should have a basic understanding of
electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscape, and fencing skills. This
position is a hands-on job and at times requires the directing of
seasonal employees, vendors, and contractors as needed.
Candidates should be self-motivated and possess the ability to
prioritize and make decisions based on common sense and practical
experience. Guest service skills are a priority for this private
ranch setting. Horsemanship skills would be a plus but not
necessary. Salary will be competitive with a benefit package
based on experience. Housing and utilities included. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER AND CHEF COUPLE NEEDED for a unique Inn/B&B
property in the Jackson-Wilson area. The location is near the
Snake River at the base of the Grand Tetons, where there are
year-round outdoor activities. The couple must have comparable
experience living in a mountain destination. Requirements: one
must be an experienced B&B innkeeper with at least four years
managing at least eight rooms and three team members. The other
must be a professional, upscale, trained, farm-to-table chef.
Both must be outgoing, polished, live an active outdoor
lifestyle, embrace green ethics, are destination-oriented, and
can handle very high occupancy. Event management experience is
essential. The highlight of your day should be receiving profuse
thanks from guests, returning from adventures, for the guidance
you provided. Benefits: salary of $75,000, depending on
experience, 1½ days off per week, a one-bedroom apartment, and a
month off during shoulder seasons. Don’t miss this exciting
opportunity! Please submit your resume by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Cleaning, love animals and plants, had my own cleaning business
with CDC Regulations, did some small maintenance, also painting
and mowing. I'm retired. This would be fun and interesting. I’m
honest and I have worked as a caretaker before in Ohio, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. Have a letter from a former
employer who appreciates my work. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Librarian and educator with 35 years of experience, from
preschool to higher ed., available as your virtual assistant!
Skilled at research (academic, archival, organizations, consumer,
philanthropic), writing and editing (social and business
correspondence, penpal or keypal, Facebook posts, annotated
bibliographies, family or organizational histories), online
shopping (unique and social causes preferred), creative projects
facilitator for ages preschool to grade 4 learning fun, special
projects (e.g., creating a family cookbook, designing activities
kits for youth and older adults) and more! Located in Midwest but
can Zoom anywhere. Friendly, reliable, professional service.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to share your needs and
ideas, thank you!

Quiet, reliable middle-aged couple with a small dog will work
part-time for housing in northeast U.S. Skills include gardening,
farming, animal care, basic home maintenance, painting/drywall,
cooking, cleaning, massage therapy. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature professional writer seeking a caretaking/housesitting
position ASAP on a small farm. References available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Mother and son looking for a housing/work exchange. Have
experience on farms, house and pet sitting. Please contact Elise
by email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Highly dependable family of two seeks a permanent or long-term
caretaker position - starting in the summer of 2021. Will take
care of all domestic duties and care of pets. Have previous
caretaking experience. Very flexible to location. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

48-year-old general contractor looking to find a great caretaking
job. I have been building homes for 28 years and am well versed
in mechanical situations, as well. There isn't a
challenge/situation I can't handle. I also am very social and
love to meet and talk to new people. So, any owners and their
guests will be handled very well and, professionally. I take a
lot of pride in my work and really enjoy making people happy.
Anything from building a structure, remodeling/updating, to
grocery shopping in preparation of a visit by owners/guests, will
be done with a smile.  If you see a fit, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer seeks a quiet room in a rural location in exchange for
services requiring no more than ten hours a week. I am
dependable, quiet, and clean. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Great with
animals. Please contact Adam at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, my name is John. I am seeking a position as ranch
caretaker or large estate caretaker or manager. I have over
thirty years of experience in this field. My experience varies
from large homes and estates, to large ranches. Most of the homes
I have managed and have taken care of, are from top executives
and business owners in the United States. I believe in
confidentiality, trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, and
consistency. These are traits I have learned at an early age in
my career. And I have carried out these practices throughout my
career. I have had a background in security, private homes, and
ranches. I can set up your formal parties, take care of the
largest of homes and estates. I believe in preventive
maintenance, and do not like putting things off, before they
become a larger expensive problem. I have strong attention to
detail, and double and triple check everything! I go the extra
mile to protect my homeowner’s investments, which they have
worked and labored for to attain. I can flood irrigate the
largest of ranches, do snow plowing, driving equipment, and
maintain fence lines. Guiding hunters, calling in elk, and
throwing on a tuxedo to serve your guests wine and cheese. I
truly enjoy interaction with people, whoever they might be. Being
on site to oversee vendors and contractors. Following through and
paying attention to the biggest of projects, to smaller projects.
Being the ranch or estate owners’ eyes and ears while they are
absent. Being out in the middle of nowhere does not hinder or
bother me, being remote is fine. I am self-motivated and driven
daily to give 100% of my ability to my clients. I enjoy projects,
and enjoy the challenges of keeping things neat and clean. Or
cleaning up neglected areas. I am currently in the Rocky
Mountains of Colorado, in a big ski resort area, surrounded by
large ranches and estates. I am fine with relocating. If the
situation is desirable and long-term, and the owners are vested
into maintaining their property. I am college educated. I put
myself through high school, and trade school (welding) then four
years of college with a degree in criminal justice. I have never
used any tobacco products, at all. Legal or illegal. I am not
addicted to any tobacco products or alcohol. I enjoy exercising,
hiking, hunting and eating healthy. I also help out at our church
every Sunday. I believe in community investment and giving back.
I do not like wasting my time or client’s hard earned money and
investments. I work exceptionally well with anyone I am dealing
with. But I am also just fine by myself with projects and daily
security. Trust is very important to me - without it, you cannot
have a relationship. If you have pets, and need to leave the
country or state, I am great with any kind petsitting. Horses to
dogs or cats. Knowing me, I will most likely fall in love with
them. At this time I would like to thank you for reading this.
Health and happiness to you. Sincerely John. Please call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Have tools will travel: Trustworthy American Patriot, Christian,
professional security guard, independent, self-sufficient, jack
of all trades, mechanic, cook, outdoorsman, animal lover, grew up
on a farm. Hardworking, clean, and outgoing. In search of: Off
grid, ranch work, absentee homeowner, team player, vacation
retreat, helping hand...etc. Looking for rural mountainous,
rivers, and trees. Check out my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, healthy, late 40's loving couple seeking a long-term
live-in property caretaker or elderly companion position. Ready
to relocate. No smoking, drinking, or drugs. For resumes and
excellent references please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more
complete details please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Certified Gerson Therapy Home Care Setup Assistant. Yoga Teacher
RYT 200 Certified, Nutritional Therapy, Plant Based and Raw Plant
Based Chef, Personal Trainer. 46-year-old, non-smoking, no
alcohol, no drugs, quiet, healthy, and fit willing to travel or
relocate to help in caretaking duties or helping to improve
health. Experience includes: Hotel Managing, Caretaking, Navy
Rescue Swimmer, Farm work, and more. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional caretaker, mature, seeking a position with
animals/equipment/construction/ranches/ghosttowns. I am a remote
area specialist. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature professional seeks a caretaking position in the Reno/Lake
Tahoe, Minden/Gardnerville area. I am a single male, 38-years-old
and a local Registered Nurse. I possess a strong work ethic and
have a diverse background that is well suited for residential
property care and oversight. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information.  

Responsible, well organized, self-sufficient couple seeking a
full-time/seasonal management caretaker position. Our experience
includes waterfowl-upland and a big game hunting and fishing
guide, and security. We are horse and dog trainers and have
animal care experience from living on a ranch and ranch
caretaking for others. Farming - food plots for wildlife/hay and
ranching with general property and equipment maintenance. Have
bookkeeper and computer skills, company event organizer and
planner. Can prepare and cook wonderful meals for groups of
people. We are accommodating and well versatile with people from
all walks of life. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you a property owner who was adversely affected/impacted by
COVID-19 and by default summarily left your property seeking
refuge, and not intending to return? Are you consequently needing
a highly qualified Property Caretaker to secure your
property/grounds? I'm Michael, I'm actively seeking a position as
a Property Overseer/Caretaker and or "light" House Manager with
the potential to evolve into an expanded role. The position would
consist chiefly of being an on-site presence providing
unparalleled service, i.e. watchful/eagle eye on your high end
property/grounds; offering exceptional/sterling and superlative
care; safeguarding your coveted/prized property. The core
internal duties would be general maintenance/upkeep, and cleaning
to deep cleaning. Externally, it would potentially include light
landscaping, snow removal; to be determined. Optimally, it would
be year round but am open to a seasonal position. A skeletal
overview of my aggregate experience (15 years +) includes being
the Primary Caretaker for a mini estate pristinely maintained and
presided over to a Houseman (New York City) and House Manager for
a resort in the High Desert of California. Collectively, I've
worked in a variety of disparate domestic related capacities
rounding out the overview. I possess a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
replete with dynamism, worldliness and unequaled professionalism.
Moreover, for your personal assurance I'm decidedly a
non-smoker/non-drinker; the embodiment of "straight
laced"/straight arrow, double degreed with a conservative
sensibility. Open to all geographical locations, nationally or
internationally. As a compensation package I'm seeking a
minimal/negotiable salary with Live-In/Live-On premises either in
the main house or Guest House. I can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.
 
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For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
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