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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

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THIS IS OUR 235th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 40, Number 1       

January/February 2022        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 11 countries
Caretaker Profile
From Italy to Hawaii
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for a lodge building in Anchorage. We
are looking for a person to live in one of our buildings to
maintain the common areas and be a caretaker for the building at
night. Cleaning includes but is not limited to several bathrooms,
hallways, kitchens, laundry room, lobby and getting rooms ready
to rent. You will be expected to communicate with guests, make
card keys for guests to access rooms and assist with people that
have accidently locked themselves out of the building or room.
You will also be responsible for keeping out people that do not
live in the building as that is a huge safety concern for our
guests. Your room with a private bathroom plus wages would be
provided. Starting wage will depend on experience. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! A housesitting couple or
single needed for our 2,000 sq. ft. mountain home in Fairbanks
North Star Borough. Beautiful views, wildlife privacy and quiet.
Dog lovers a must for our three dogs. We go south from
mid-December through early April. Need caring folks experienced
with home ownership/care, indoor plants, hot tub maintenance, and
heating with wood stoves and plowing the driveway. We have a
lovely home with a large master bedroom, and a huge kitchen.
House and all utilities paid in exchange for watching over our
home and taking care of our dogs. References and background check
required. No smokers, other pets or children, please. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman (person), gardener/landscaping
co-steward. A resourceful, creative person for a private healing
retreat sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Ideally,
someone with light building/fix it project skills. One who is
competent with irrigation systems for the multiple gardens on
this property. One comfortable trimming trees and bushes in this
nature wonderland! Work exchange for living in a cozy, small
trailer with outdoor covered patio, garden, hammock area, yoga
meditation pavilion, fire pit, outdoor dining table area. Must be
reliable, have your own vehicle and cell phone. Someone who loves
to commune with nature, is healthy, kind, self-responsible,
peaceful lifestyle  and  with  an  aware  Presence. Work exchange
for “Caretakers Cubby”, additional hours will be paid. (Or if
you have your own small RV or trailer, there is an RV spot to
park it in). Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING SOLO OR COUPLE WITH RV, experienced in horse care to help
with ranch in mountains of Southern AZ. Duties include feeding,
manure removal, etc. Prefer someone who can operate a tractor and
do heavy lifting also. This is an exchange position for the site,
utilities and shared internet. Possibility of pay for other work,
willing to discuss. Need help ASAP. Nonsmokers, no drugs, no
heavy alcohol use. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER needed at a Horse Sanctuary in
Sonoita, AZ. This is a beautiful Southern Arizona location in the
mountains, 10 degrees cooler than Tucson. Our Fall/Winter couple
has had an emergency and cannot come out to help. We are seeking
an experienced horse caretaker, solo or couple is OK. Must have
horse care experience - feeding, manure removal, manual labor,
etc. - this is not a "riding" job. The best candidate will have
experience safely operating a tractor, able to maintain a
schedule involving two hours of work AM and PM, be happy living
in a rural area, and can function independently once trained.
Heavy lifting required. Also may be additional paid hours
cleaning a vacation rental (until/if it sells). Must be a US
citizen, non-smoker, with no heavy alcohol use and no drugs. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wow, were you ever correct when you said I would get a response
to my cat/housesitting ad! I came home from a few days away to
find nearly 40 emails and several letters in response - I haven't
even gotten my copy of The Caretaker Gazette in the mail yet so
it came as a wonderful surprise. And, honestly, how do you ever
even choose? They all (or most all) sound absolutely great and
the kind of people you would like to know and have in your home.
Thank you; thank you for providing such a terrific service. Nancy
M., Cedar Key, FL

Nancy, more and more property owners, like you, tell us that
they have found their best housesitters by advertising in the
Gazette. Please keep us in mind the next time you’ll need a
cat/housesitter for your place in Florida.

You sent an email update for a job that we responded to and got
the job. We have been here since last May. The job is going well.
Without the Gazette, we would not have found this opportunity, so
we thank you very much. We will certainly be renewing our
subscription when we are ready to find our next caretaker
opportunity through the Gazette. Carl and Janine M. Port Leyden,
NY

Carl and Janine, that’s great news! Please let us know how
it works out and if we can do a Caretaker Profile story about
your experiences there in a future issue of the Gazette.

Gary, I just wanted to give you an update on my help-wanted ad
responses as I am quite pleased. I only received two calls,
however they were quality calls and one looks like quite a good
fit for my arrangement. The subscribers are quite qualified and
serious and I am thrilled that I placed my help-wanted ad with
you! You can use this as a testimonial. Sincerely, Jill S.,
Tampa, FL

Jill, I’m glad to read that you received serious, qualified
responses to your help-wanted ad that ran in the Gazette. If you
find that you need to rerun and update your ad, please let us
know and we’ll be happy to publish your ad in a future
issue.

Dear Dunn Family, I've been subscribing to, reading and enjoying
The Caretaker Gazette since sometime around 1998 (maybe even
1997?). I applied for a position that was placed in your
publication back in 1999, and by 2000, I had been accepted by the
property owner as his selected choice to be his property
caretaker. He went through "MANY" applications for this position
before finally narrowing his selection down to two potential
candidates. "I won!" That was over a decade ago! The property was
sold last year to new owners who have generously allowed me to
continue on as the resident property caretaker/security guard. As
long as I have lived here, I have paid no rent, and I've been
blessed to live on the property as if I own it! I can do anything
I would do if it were mine, including the building of my own
home! I also have the freedom to run my own small self-employed
business as a handyman and building and grounds maintenance man.
Thank you for making this happen through your awesome
publication. Thank you Caretaker Gazette! John H., O Brien, OR

Thanks for your letter and for sharing your wonderful
experiences as a property caretaker, John. We're glad that The
Caretaker Gazette played a role in helping you to achieve your
great lifestyle. Please spread the good word about the
Gazette!

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

CARING HUSBAND AND WIFE farm-animal sitters wanted for pet lambs
and gardening for two weeks from February 9 – 23, 2022. I have
a quiet 10 acre farmlet on the edge of Inverell, a large town in
northern New South Wales. I have seven pet lambs for you to look
after (and spoil) in their daily routine, water vegie and flower
beds in my spacious garden and mow the lawn. There is a shady
area for your van with shower, bathroom, laundry available plus
water and electricity. Must be non-smokers and no pets. I will
require two past housesitting references, Police Check and Covid
19 Vaccination Certificates. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A KURANDA HORSE AND PONY CLUB CARETAKER is needed. Searching for
a land management capable couple or person who loves mowing and
gardening and is mobile with their own caravan/RV to live
on/caretake and upkeep the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX grounds in Myola
Kuranda. Three acres of mowing and trimming with club equipment
and fuel provided in lieu of rent and capped power. Person(s)
will need proof of residency and a blue card. Spectacular area
amongst the rainforest and by the Barron River and very welcoming
for nature lovers. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MY HUSBAND AND I OPERATE A TOURIST ATTRACTION, retail shop and
cafe on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. We are looking for a
couple with their own RV who want to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We
are wanting someone to help with our grounds man and cleaning
jobs for about one hour each morning, five days a week in
exchange for RV power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on
skills there will be some paid work. We have plenty that needs
doing in many areas. We will provide an area for you to live that
will be next to a laundry, toilet and shower block on our farm.
If you are in South Australia and are interested in staying here,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM HELP NEEDED from people in their own RV. We have a working
cattle property and wedding venue. We are located in The
Whitsundays, Queensland, 12 kilometers from Proserpine. We are
looking for a couple or single person to help feed our animals
daily. We have three pigs, a couple of horses and some cattle
locked in yards, and a water garden. There is no heavy lifting,
only light duties. We are happy to have people all year round and
currently looking for helpers. There is a site for a caravan with
water, power, bathroom and laundry facilities. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOMESITTER REQUIRED from December 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022 in
Mitchell, a small locality in the Western Downs district of the
Maranoa Region, in Queensland. Duties include watering lawns, and
feeding two dogs. Your own caravan/RV is required. Mitchell is
situated 89 kilometers west of Roma. For more details, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS WANTED to get an established Farm Cottage
Garden back into shape for future “Farm Stay Accommodation”.
In lieu of gardening, accommodation will be provided in this
three bedroom fully furnished farm cottage along with a vehicle.
Confidence using all gardening tools essential. We are Beef
Cattle producers (Raff Angus) with both Stud and commercial Angus
cattle located in the southeast region of King Island called
Lymwood. One month is the preferred duration of the stay
commencing as soon as possible, however this is negotiable.
Unfortunately due to Covid border restrictions we will not be
able to cater for people from Victoria or New South Wales. If you
are interested and living in Tasmania, then please contact me
initially by email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED. We are looking for caretakers to
look after The Lake Caravan Park. We are located 6km from the
town of Quilpie, Queensland. We are right on a big lake and also
run sheep, goats and cattle on our property. We are needing
someone to start as soon as possible and would like someone who
could commit for six months or longer. The summer is our off
season but we do stay open and there will still be some travelers
coming through. We have guest accommodation so there would be
some washing of linen and re-making beds and cleaning
accommodation to do. Other duties would include cleaning
amenities, camp kitchen and BBQ’s, front office and customer
service (checking guests in), keeping the garden maintained and
looking neat and tidy, collecting fire wood (would need to know
how to operate a chainsaw). No previous experience required, all
you need is a positive attitude, friendly nature and a bit of
common sense. If you are in Queensland and this position sounds
like something you would be interested in, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE ACCOMMODATION IS OFFERED to an experienced
builder/renovator/handyman in exchange for approximately six
hours of work per week. Assistance needed to renovate a cottage
over two to three months (negotiable) starting ASAP. WE are
situated at Goomeri, within one hour from Gympie in Queensland.
The work hours can fit in with your needs/schedule. A fair
arrangement will be dependent on your skills, abilities,
experience and age. Your own tools, transport and positive
attitude are essential. Having a pet is negotiable. Only
trustworthy, thoughtful, respectful and careful persons need
enquire. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE COUPLE from early January to
approximately April 14th 2022 to look after our property located
three kilometers from Dwellingup Township. Froggy creek sits on
five acres and is surrounded by state forest. We rent the
property out in the winter but not summer months. The property
has three sheep. We would ideally like someone who is relatively
handy and is willing to do some gardening and keep the leaf
litter down on the property as well as water some trees and
generally maintain the property. The area is extremely peaceful
with abundance of bird life and backs onto the Bibblimum track
and the Hotham tourist train. Froggy creek is a very popular
getaway as is the quaint town of Dwellingup. The successful
applicants are able to either reside in their own accommodation
or use the house. If you would be interested please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A FULLY SELF-SUFFICIENT couple or individual to camp on
my farm in their RV. I am developing a new farm from the ground
up, about 25 kilometers from the Merriden area of Western
Australia, located in the central Wheatbelt roughly midway
between Perth and Kalgoorlie. All I need is simply a physical
presence to deter any would be opportunistic thieves and
trespassers. There are limited facilities on the farm at this
stage, and one large shed and 1 x 32,000 liter rain water tank.
This would suit someone looking for somewhere free and quiet to
park up their rig until this COVID crisis is all over. I can
supply Genset Fuel, and a weekly shopping account for groceries
at the local IGA. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
information.

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKER NEEDED in Gilgandra, New South Wales. We
are looking for a retired couple to caretake our small park. We
are waiting for the West Australian borders to open so we can get
to Perth for a three week stay plus driving time roughly another
week. Our park has 10 caravan sites, four cabins and four budget
rooms, all on one acre of land in the town of Gilgandra. We are
within walking distance to town, roughly 15 houses away.  Duties
required toilet cleaning, cabin and room cleaning and washing.
Booking in customers, no computer work. Yard cleaning such as
picking up small branches, etc. As we are waiting on the West
Australian Government to open the borders without self-isolating.
Please call to discuss your requirements at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Carisbrook, Victoria to look after two cats
and one dog at our home from January 25th to January 28th 2022.
References required. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OUR GOONDIWINDI AREA FARM NEEDS HELP. We are away a couple of
times over the festive period – December 16th – 20th,
December 30th – January 9th and ideally would like to have
someone here for those dates and a day or so earlier to show them
around and answer any questions. We live on a farm 25 minutes
from Goondiwindi, Queensland – it is a 2,500 acre farm which
hopefully will have some sorghum growing over the summer. There
is a studio cottage with air conditioning, bathroom and
kitchenette available, or you are free to use your own caravan
and plenty of shed space is available. We have pet dogs (a
Labrador and a very cheeky Jack Russell), cat, chooks/geese that
would need some love and attention and a garden that may need
some watering in the summer heat if we haven’t had rain. There
is an ant bed tennis court, fire pit, creek for fishing/swimming
that are able to be used. Nearby are several reserves along the
river which are great for fishing/kayaking/swimming. Our closest
village is about 10 minutes away and can get basic supplies, a
good pub feed and the silo’s there are part of the silo art
trail. I’m contactable on my mobile at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER ASSISTANT COUPLE needed. We are situated in the
beautiful Scenic Rim area of Queensland with many national parks
at our doorstep and a river and creek running through our
property. We are a camping ground with caravan sites and are
busiest on weekends, being only two hours from Brisbane and the
Gold Coast. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired couple
to come and park their motor home or caravan and work with us.
Must be fit and non-smoking. Some of the duties for the caretaker
assistant couple position include, but are not limited to:
caretaker duties, office/reception work, general cleaning,
amenities cleaning, yard and general maintenance and routine park
tasks. Immediate start. To enquire or apply please contact us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN (OR COUPLE) REQUIRED for a cattle station in
northern Queensland. Looking for an honest, reliable, non-smoker.
Must be capable of handling minor repair jobs and animals. A
rural background and basic mechanical skills would be an
advantage. This would suit a pensioner couple. A good four
bedroom house and an established garden will be provided, located
on a bitumen road, with access to Townsville, and Charters Towers
is within two hours. For caretakers in Queensland, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience COVID Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

CALIFORNIA

I’M LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my 10 acres of land in Los
Angeles County. There is plenty of room for a trailer. For more
information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY CARETAKER/RANCH hand in exchange
for free rent and most utilities. The property is in rural
Oroville, CA on the border of Bangor. We will provide: 360 sq.
ft. open concept cabin with a full bathroom, kitchen, and
parking. Wi-Fi, water, and weekly garbage pick-up is included. In
exchange for 32 - 40 hours a month of work doing chores like
fence mending, weed eating, gardening, minor repairs, feeding
animals (two steers), yard clean-up, firewood chopping, etc. No
smoking. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN, PART-TIME HORSE caretaker for a
small ranch in Salinas, California. This is a work exchange for a
beautiful place to live and an opportunity to do good for others.
You would be responsible for feeding our seven horses morning and
night and help with repairs around the ranch as needed. The
exchange is for 20 hours of work a week and any time beyond this
is paid hourly. We are open to retired horse whispers or anyone
with horse experience. We have kept our seven best horses to
start up a local therapy program for those going through a loss
or difficult time. We are not doing this for profit as we just
want to give back to our local community. $16 - $18 hour is paid
for work beyond the exchange. If you are interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL CARETAKER NEEDED in Valley Center, California. This is a
work trade situation. Responsibilities include: animal feeding,
mending fences and building structures for mechanic and
irrigation. Trade the work for free housing, and there is $100 a
day for extra work past this exchange. For more information,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. has a caretaking opening for RVing hosts.
This hosting position is at our remote day use firing range. We
are looking for the proper individual or couple who is wanting a
southern California RVing location. The property is a secluded
fee for use area, located in the chaparral covered northern San
Bernardino National Forest. We are conveniently located close to
I-15/215, and 210 freeways. Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino
are easily accessed. The facility is located at the 4,400’
elevation in the shadow of Mt. Baldy, highest peak in the San
Gabriel Mountain range, and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area,
in the Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The adjoining communities are
still rural, however a large mall and other amenities are a half
hour drive. Low humidity, without extreme temperatures, makes for
a comfortable environment the majority of the year. This is a
controlled use area. Activities in a developing controlled
shooting range include the use of firearms and archery equipment
from designated locations at designated targets. A tolerance of
firearms is expected. The firing range is open seven days a week.
The hosts are expected to maintain a presence on the property
after hours, merely as a deterrent to unauthorized entry. The
applicants should be mature and responsible individuals or
couples who are self-sufficient, reliable, dedicated to a
commitment, and independent. The facility is active from 08:00 to
4:00 in the afternoon, with light traffic on the paved road after
hours. Host positions are seasonal. Applicants are expected to
have a clean, self-contained RV, and should be able to provide
proof of insurance and current registration. A tow behind the
vehicle is a plus. The host area is separated from the shooting
area by approximately 70 yards. Currently, conditions are
primitive, boondocking experience is preferred. Ten hours per
week, per person, twenty hours per couple covers the cost of
weekly sanitation service, potable water deliveries, as well as
an alternative power source, propane. Pets are acceptable, as
long as shots are current and they are kept under control. Local
activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching,
stargazing, 4-wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, gold
mining and panning, and peace and quiet. This could be a fine
situation for active retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the
outdoors and enjoy people in moderation. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Please email Greg for an
application and to schedule an interview at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER (PREFERABLY A COUPLE) wanted to maintain a
large property in the San Luis Obispo County, California area. No
children please. Must be a mature, financially independent,
responsible person(s) with previous caretaker experience with
references. A credit and criminal check will be ordered for each
applicant. A mobile home is provided with utilities included as
well as a small monthly payment. The ideal person(s) will be a
can do person(s) who is trustworthy, is in good health, has good
communication skills and is drug free. Your responsibilities will
be maintaining the property, keeping the main house clean,
irrigating and maintaining plants, keeping grounds and drains
clean and free of weeds and debris, and keeping the property
secure. Previous experience with handyman repairs, carpentry and
plumbing skills, maintaining irrigation systems, gardening and
housekeeping skills required. Experience operating blower,
chainsaw, weed whacker are also required. Must have a current
driver's license and registration of own vehicle (truck
preferred). To apply for this position, please send your resume
and references via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: A WILLOW CREEK CARETAKER WITH RV. I would like to
exchange an RV site for caretaking my place in Willow Creek.
It’s a nice level site in town, with power, water and septic
included. Would like a year round occupant. I would prefer no
animals. If interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any
questions.

LOOKING FOR SKILLED HELP with a studio remodel and deck removal.
We have an RV spot with water and electricity. The spot is on
beautiful riverside property within walking distance to the state
park and trails, coffee shop, and its own private swim hole and
rafting right along the property. The property is in Lotus, CA
along the American River. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
any questions or interest. 

CANADA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Wentworth-Nord, Laurentians,
Quebec. We are looking for a caretaker/domestic/estate couple
(two individuals) working as a team to manage the day-to-day
operation of a large private estate and ensuring that the
expected standards are maintained. Housekeeping duties include:
performing general house cleaning duties such as vacuuming,
dusting, mopping the floors, etc., maintaining care of all
household inventory of fine china, crystal, artwork and other
special collections, daily tidying of the house and putting items
away, cleaning and organization of outdoor areas and furniture,
trash and recycling management, managing the laundry on a
daily/weekly basis including, washing of clothes, linens and
towels, ironing, folding clothing and placing in closets and
washing (handwashing) delicate fabrics, making beds and tidy
rooms daily, managing dry cleaning pick-up and delivery, meals
planning, preparation and cooking, table setting, occasional
assistance with private and social events, day-to-day running of
the property to maintain standards and efficiency, identifying
maintenance and repair projects, general handyman services and
facilities (including HVAC, boilers systems, A/V, Crestron
Smarthome, security system, swimming pool, irrigation, etc.),
scheduling and supervision of household installations, trades and
vendors for interior and exterior and seasonal projects,
gardening, lawn mowing, snow removal and small repairs, cleaning
and organization of the garage, keeping of a weekly activity log,
overall vehicle management and daily chauffeur duties, security
surveillance of the property, organize and manage inventories and
storage locations, flower arranging, watering and care of indoor
plants, grocery shopping and other various errands, pet care
(dogs; walking and various appointments such as vet and
grooming). Must be willing to travel wherever and whenever it is
required (multiple properties). The caretaker couple will be
expected to take on other duties and responsibilities not
specified above, as needed, on an occasional or ongoing basis.
Must have a current legal working status in Canada. Must have a
valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must like
children, dogs and cats. This is a smoke-free environment.
Competitive salary provided, according to experience, separate
accommodation provided, along with two weeks paid vacation, and a
house car will be available for work duties. A group insurance
plan/benefit not provided. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARIBBEAN

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE, OR AN INDIVIDUAL, to be 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 the laundry facilities are 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

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED in Jamestown, in Boulder County. Lots
of building maintenance, all of the yard work you'd ever want to
be a part of, and do you like vehicle maintenance? Yeah, there is
quite a bit of custodial work too. You should be acquainted with
various trucks, cars, ATVs, backhoes, dozers, graders, able to
drive standard, automatic, road work, culverts, lots of tree
works, trail work, ESP, snow shovels, spin casters, fly rods,
jackhammers, wood working, woodpeckers, vacuums, garden hoses,
fire hoses, rope swings, big swings, trash cans, out houses, pond
scum, have a good memory, sheetrock, tire chains, skiing,
boarding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, timber frame, first
responder, star gazing, sawmill, SEL planes, chainsaws, concrete
work-a-plenty, painting, roofs, ladders, climbing- trees and
rocks, hiking, crawling, laughing, landlines, punch lists,
drills, rope work, doing rope work without ropes, know your
animals, love your neighbors, learn even more first aid, cell
phones, email, more tree work, and the list goes on! Yep, we
know, you are an amazing personality and you should be able to
cap it too. Seriously - this is an amazing thing going on, come
on and put in an application and a resume and get an interview,
this won't last long. Also, you should have some ten or more
years of skills built up. We are an amazing group of people doing
amazing things. It is worth quitting what you're doing, if you're
the right person. Good pay, retirement plan, paid sick days, paid
vacation, personal days, personal space, and maybe a bit more
included. House provided. It's a nice three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, only one (two car) garage, all utilities (excepting
internet) paid for. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR LONG-TERM CARETAKERS for a horse farm and its
resident pets in Colorado Springs. Prefer a retired, semi-retired
or work at home couple but will consider an individual. Part-time
work in exchange for lodging in your own house on-site, all
utilities included. The property has beautiful views and privacy,
yet proximity to all conveniences. Experience caring for horses,
dogs and cats required. No drugs, no smoking, and no children.
For more info and pictures please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME LIVE ON SITE CARETAKING/MANAGER NEEDED in Aurora. A
walk up apartment complex in Aurora is seeking an, experienced,
mature, reliable live-in individual. Some duties will include
cleaning and grounds keeping, managing, renting apartments,
collecting rents, move in/out paper work, answering the phone,
tenant requests and general maintenance. Remuneration plus
benefits available. To apply, please email your resume and
contact phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
January 1 through March 31, 2022. 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

ENGLAND 

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London.
An experienced couple is required within a premier residence in
Central London. This Very High-Net-Worth employer is offering
generous packages to suitable candidates including a pension and
private healthcare. Main duties will include the care of
antiques, cleaning, and laundry, occasional cooking, assisting at
occasional events, fire and security, driving, running errands,
basic maintenance and do-it-yourself projects. Must be
trustworthy, flexible and discreet with the ability to maintain
the highest standards at all times. Please apply by mailing your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

WANTED - Domestic female live-in in Ft. Myers, Florida. Over 30
years old, please. Immediate position. Reside in a beautiful
villa with your own private bedroom/bathroom. Small dog friendly.
Tend to an 82-year-old woman on a walker in her own suite.
Responsibilities are keeping a tidy house, and three meals daily
for Lois. You may have to refill the meds every two or three
weeks. Lois takes her own medication daily. In exchange for
living in a country club you have food, all utilities, internet,
and $200 weekly pay. We have a non-drinking household. Covid free
CDC card. Beautiful setting. Country club heated pool, Jacuzzi,
gym, clubhouse. Lois plays a game on Thursdays from 2 to 4,
needing assistance getting from her walker onto her scooter and
walk her to the clubhouse and then retrieve her afterwards. The
Villa has an extra bedroom for family daughters to visit, then
you’ll have time off. You can have a job if you like, Lois
prepares seven breakfasts weekly and you can prepare seven
lunches also. We would prefer that you be home for her dinner
time. And it is absolutely necessary that you sleep over every
night. This is a seven day a week job but has much free time.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE IN SEARCH OF A CARETAKER COUPLE to help maintain a 2,500
acre privately-owned ranch in the Ocala, Florida area, along with
its dwellings. The ranch is seeking a highly motivated full-time
couple who can assist the owner, ranch managers, and all ranch
employees in all day-to-day ranch activities which may include,
but are not limited to: using tractors to maintain the fields,
planting food plots and clearing brush; planting spring and fall
food plots; predator management; keeping feeders full and
operational year round fence monitoring and maintenance;
maintaining game cameras; keeping tree stands clean and in good
condition; maintaining equipment in good working order; working
with any sub-contractors, as necessary; building and maintaining
relationships with local vendors; guiding hunting guests on an
as-needed basis; maintain the dwellings on the property;
maintaining the grounds; maintaining the privacy of both ranch
owners and guests; and be willing to fulfill special requests as
needed. Excellent time management and organizational skills
required, along with a high degree of professionalism and
understanding of the importance of discretion. Private housing is
provided with full kitchen facilities, utilities, and internet.
Competitive salary offered. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
in Wildlife and Fisheries, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology,
or a similar field. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. minimum, and be
a self-starter and hard worker, with experience operating heavy
equipment. Applicants may be subject to a background check and
are expected to maintain the privacy of the properties. Must be
well groomed and presentable at all times. Previous ranch
experience is a plus but not required. To apply, please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RV SITE AVAILABLE 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. If interested,
please send a note and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.

FRANCE

A CHATEAU IN NORMANDIE (LISIEUX) needs a housekeeper. This
magnificent property, with historic listed buildings, with
grounds for horses, forest, apple cider field, needs a
responsible housekeeper. The candidate will have some experience
either or in gardening, forest, animals, mechanics, or cultural
center activities. He or she will have a driving license,
references and basic French. Conditions are negotiable. This
position requires a long-term commitment with serious
credentialed candidates only. If you are interested, please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. We have a 2.25-acre
estate in Kona, and are in need of an individual with finish
carpentry skills, light plumbing and electrical, painting, and
general maintenance. We could entertain a couple for this
position, with the second party doing 18+ hours weekly
housekeeping duties. This commitment is for a minimum of 90 days,
however if all parties are content the contract can be long-term.
This position will be open as of now. If hired, one can expect a
round trip ticket from your nearest major airport to Kona,
Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide you with private
hi-end accommodations, free cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a
week, gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, 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. No drug
use, no smoking of any kind, and responsible alcohol use! We are
not excepting applicants who intend to bring children or pets.
The applicant must have his or her own health and auto insurance
coverage. This is a “Work for Hire” position and does not
imply employment. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in
shape and strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will
work 35+ hours a week to upkeep our estate. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience and be
proficient in the following areas: there are occasions where we
have projects which include sanding and painting, pressure
washing, and tiling. It is also important to have some skills in
plumbing and electrical. We undertake many small and large
projects that need to be accomplished in between the general
maintenance responsibilities. A fully equipped woodshop is
onsite. You must be proficient and competent in using the
following; saws (miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll,
plunge circular, tile saw, and Sawzall), multi-tool, tenon and
biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills and drill press, Dremel
tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish sprayers, and a rotary
laser. In addition to the use of the above tools, you would be
responsible for the maintenance and light repairs of these tools.
We have over 50 different fruit and spice trees and bushes,
vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with
rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is fabulous. We all work
hard here, and we believe in quality over quantity. Our motto is;
“If you undertake a project with us, do it to your fullest
potential, or don’t even bother” We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. 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 give me a call to set
up an interview (I can do Skype, zoom, and FaceTime) and please
send me your resume and references, as well. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Aloha and mahalo! Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject
line of your email. My response should be received within 48
hours.

WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY for a Property Caretaker. Aloha, I’m
seeking a person(s) or couple to take on a work trade opportunity
in Opihikao. Ideally looking for experience with a sustainable,
off-grid property. Landscaping, gardening, plumbing, electric,
carpentry, and cleaning skills. The space is on multiple acre
property with natural Hawaiian views and ocean views. The space
is partly furnished, a one bedroom space, with a kitchenette,
refrigerator, and outdoor shower. There is a new compostable
toilet that needs to be installed. Looking to trade a place to
sleep with power and hot water for 15 - 20 hours of work per
week. Help with maintaining the grounds, general handyman work
inside and out, house cleaning, and possible house sitting when
the owners are out of town. The ideal candidate(s) should have
experience in building structures/dwellings and working with
off-grid systems (solar, catchment, etc.) Our goal is to build a
few more dwellings on the property with off-grids systems as
well. Cell service in this is area limited (AT&T and Cricket
seems to work best.) Please send your resume and references via
text to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, STABLE, HONEST COUNTRY couple to help
maintain an off-grid farm on remote, rural East Maui. Mature
fruit trees, food gardens, chickens, and abundant wild game.
Responsibilities include mowing, weed-whacking, hand weeding,
tree pruning, small engine repair, light carpentry, housekeeping,
and food processing. Operate/maintain tractor/chipper, chainsaws,
irrigation, plumbing and electrical systems under farm managers'
supervision. Rugged, windy terrain. Simple but pleasant living
accommodations, utilities, Wi-Fi. Stipend commensurate with
abilities and experience. No hustlers, stoners, or snowflakes.
Available immediately. Please email resumes and references 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
now. 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 for bedding, gourmet
breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will
occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore the
island. This is a “work for hire” position and does not imply
employment. You must carry health and auto insurance for
yourself. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii,
and I believe the 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, in mid-2022. 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. Do not fool yourself, it is
hard work, but well worth it. 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 FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom. Please
have one of these options available for your interviews. No drug
use or smoking of any kind, and we expect responsible alcohol
use! We do not accept applicants with children or pets. 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. My response should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and
mahalo!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in Reykjavík from March 22 to March 31, 2022.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to
participate in a project where they 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. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each
participant are selected for an online exhibition on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX social media. Participants should bring
their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if
possible. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX program combines learning,
sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its
culture, having fun, exploring the city and stunning natural
attractions in the Golden Circle or other excursions.
Participants should prepare to share environmental issues from
their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors
walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. In
this project XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will organize a night
photography and aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop in the
countryside near Reykjavík. This will take place during a late
evening and possibly into the night. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities
are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine.
Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.
Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. Please note the food
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian. For more info
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SEASONAL CARETAKER NEEDED at a horse ranch in Weiser, Idaho. We
are looking for a caretaker to stay here from December 23, 2021
to May 1, 2022. We have a small 10 acre ranch with nine horses.
You can live in our house with two cats. Pay is $750 a month. The
caretaker must have experience handling horses! You will need to
feed the horses twice per day, turn out/bring in the barn. Hold
for farrier. Load up and take to the vet if needed. Must have a
valid driver’s license and pass a background check. To apply,
please email your cover letter with experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND 

AN INNKEEPER IS NEEDED for a B&B Inn located on the Eastern Shore
of the Chesapeake Bay. This is a lifestyle opportunity for a
single or a couple. The property will be for sale. The new owner
will likely want a continuity of staff. If the property sells
there will be a bonus. If not sold by Spring 2022, it will be
taken off the market and the position becomes permanent. A full
year salary is guaranteed. You will be the team leader,
responsible for everything, and the ever-gracious host, building
long-term relationships. Prefer no pets. Requirements: Innkeeper
or other boutique lodging experience with at least ten upscale
suites, able to successfully operate the property independently,
and able to live onsite in a studio apartment. Benefits: $75,000
to $95,000 base, depending on experience and whether a couple or
single plus onsite studio apartment, including utilities. To
apply for this position, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WILL TRADE HOUSING for upkeep of property near Ocean City, - I
have a mobile home on three acres on a country road. It is very
secluded with a chicken farm on one side, state forest on
another, and a soon to be 14-acre pond on the third. I would like
to find someone who is interested in trading cheap living for
helping to keep the place up. I would like to find a single
person (male or female) or a couple who would enjoy country
living. They would have a one bedroom, with living room, kitchen,
bath, and large deck. Propane heat. The place is 800 feet off the
road in the woods with two wells and a septic. It’s very
private. I will help as much as I can: I will rototill the garden
and help haul in manure, supply paint and whatever other supplies
are needed for the house. You can have a dozen or so chickens and
a few hogs or goats. If you’re interested, please email me at
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.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

“From Italy to Hawaii”
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Sabina: yoga, mindful meditation, volunteering at the
local shelters, flower arrangement, reading, hiking, kayaking
and, of course, cooking, especially baking. Vittorio: he has been
practicing Japanese martial arts for 20 years
Quote: “Be the person your dog thinks you are.”

Sabina and Vittorio Santella

	We are Sabina and Vittorio Santella, a couple originally from
Italy. Eighteen years ago, young and deeply in love, we moved to
the USA in search of adventure; ready to expand our horizons! We
are now 39 and 50 years old, respectively. The desire to work
together drove us to found S & V Services, providing property
management for high end estates on the island of Maui. While
providing management of a property, we met a family from Alaska,
who were on Maui vacationing. At the end of their stay, they
offered us a job in Alaska working for them. Our sense of
adventure along with the instant connection felt to this family
drove us to say yes. We believed this to be a short-term
employment opportunity, but not only were we captivated by the
raw beauty and majesty of the open wilderness, but also found
ourselves working for a family that we shared a sense of mutual
respect and gratitude with. We loved them and they us. When our
duties ended, after two years, which had included: Caring for the
interiors of private airplanes, providing services at remote
lodges, and all the more usual caretaking functions, we returned
to Maui. With the money we had now saved, we purchased and
renovated two houses and sold them for a modest profit. This
adventure was more valuable as a learning experience, than as a
profit-making venture.
	One evening, while reviewing The Caretaker Gazette online, we
came across an ad for an “experienced couple needed for a
live-in caretaking position on a new property of 15,000 square
feet still under construction” in Maui, Hawaii. I immediately
called the number listed in the ad and left a message saying I
was very interested in applying for the position. We got a phone
call back after a week from one of the owner’s representatives
living on the island. The phone conversation was very brief,
basically he asked us only to send a resume, current photos and a
list of references, saying he would get back to us in case we
were selected for the job interview. I rushed to send all the
necessary information that was asked for, and prayed to hear back
from them. A few weeks passed and to my surprise we received an
email message notifying us that we got selected to sit for a
preliminary face-to-face caretaker job interview. I was over the
moon! We met at the representative’s office in Hawaii and
talked for about two hours, discussing our previous working
experiences, our character, and what expectations we had in
applying for this caretaker job and vice versa. He explained in a
general view the job requirements and the duties expected from
us. We left the meeting feeling confident and happy for having
had this opportunity and to have made it that far at least. He
said that they had interviewed more than 20 candidates and we
were the top runners.
	Another week passed and this time we were contacted by phone by
the owner of the property, and he invited us to have a second
interview with him and his wife at the property. The meeting was
not that long, we were shown the house and discussed a little bit
in more detail about the requirements and the expectations they
had for us for this position. First and foremost, they were
looking for a couple with a sense of responsibility and
integrity. They were quite impressed by our references and work
history. Something that they were very adamant about was the
importance for us to care for their two golden retrievers, almost
more than the house itself. From the moment we saw the ad to the
moment we shook hands and agreed to our duties and salary it took
a good month. They made all the background checks and talked with
all of the references we provided. Initially we were given a two
month trial period where they would see if we were a good match
for them and also if it was something we were capable of and
could commit to. For the last 14 years we have cared for this
incredible estate on Maui. We have felt blessed to have had such
an opportunity. The house was still under construction when we
arrived so one of the requirements was for us to move in and be
flexible to work and live in a construction zone, with lots of
workers and contractors around every day until it was completed.
That required us to supervise the job and write a punch list to
give to the contractors to address.
	The owners would typically spend four to six months on the
property during the winter months. Each day, the lady would phone
us when they had finished eating breakfast and walking the dogs
and we would meet with them in the kitchen and plan the day
ahead. Topics would be: people coming to visit, errand runs for
that day - post office, grocery shopping, dry cleaning,
scheduling the personal trainer or masseuse, washing the cars and
filling them with fuel, and most importantly, planning the dinner
meal.

The Maui estate where Sabina and Vittorio worked for 14
years

Sabina and Vittorio sitting in front of the Maui estate

	We would spend the morning cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the
owners living quarters, doing laundry and ironing, and all the
housekeeping work required. In the afternoon, we would spend time
in our office, responding to email, contacting people if some
last minute repair was needed, paying bills, and doing errands. 
The holiday seasons were busier as all the extended family would
come to visit. We made daily trips to the airport during the days
before Christmas, so there was a full house, with lots of
laundry, cooking and baking, and a big Christmas dinner for about
30 people that required a lot of planning and shopping. All the
decorations had to be put up and a big Christmas tree in the main
house required days of decorating. The house got quite festive,
full of people and children, definitely my favorite time of the
year, even if it was a lot of work, it was definitely worth it
and we were always invited to celebrate it with them. 
	During the summer months, when the owners were away, most of the
major maintenance projects took place. Once again, the house
transformed into a construction zone. Every day, we scheduled
meetings with vendors, cleaned the house, including the windows,
washed and polished all the silverware, checked that everything
was in proper working order, and cared for the dogs. 
	For five years, until the estate was put up for sale, at the
request of the owners we ran a very successful and interesting
side business where over 100 weddings were held on the estate. We
learned a lot from this business, meeting the couples and taking
them on a tour of the property, handling all the paperwork,
bookkeeping, creating contracts, collecting deposits and
payments, coordinating with caterers, florists, etc., and
supervising to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day of
the wedding. I truly loved seeing all the creative ways that the
vendors made floral arrangements, food preparation, and
decorating.
	We had a few major projects, all due to weather wear, and
especially because, being made mostly with expensive and exotic
wood, being so close to the ocean and the hot sun. Sanding and
coating all the wood railings and windows, garage doors and gate
was a project done twice a year. The outdoor furniture were all
teak and needed sanding and coating every year. We had to remove
and replace all the wood around the pool four times. The pool
house deck floor was also made of teak and the constant exposure
to the tropical weather caused major cracks that led to rain
leaking in the downstairs living area, starting a renovation
project that lasted eight months. The landscape required a lot of
attention as well. We replaced the entire irrigation system. Due
to a severe storm, big trees fell down damaging a side of the
fence and pulling out part of the irrigation system, another
major project for repair. A big sea swell washed all the way to
the driveway damaging the wooden gate, which we had to replace. 
Paradise sometimes can be hell, when Mother Nature unleashes her
power, and we had severe storms that left the house “bruised”
at times.
	The secret in taking care of this high end property and
succeeding is to truly care for it like it is your own. Although
it can be challenging at times, the rewards when everything works
well and seeing the smiles and appreciation of the owners, makes
it all worthwhile. Our suggestion for anybody thinking of doing
this job, is to really learn to think outside the box, be ready
to dedicate your time and effort to the end result. And never
give up, even when something seems impossible to accomplish, we
learned that there is always a way. Also it’s easy to find
vendors who want to exploit the situation by overcharging for a
project just because they assume that the owner has a lot of
money. Do your research, ask around for the best possible help,
because when sometimes you can do a project and need someone to
hire, it’s where even more extra dedication, caution and effort
is required.
	The Caretaker Gazette is an excellent way to find your dream
job, that’s where it started for us, we highly recommend
subscribing to it, because you never know where it can lead you.
Have faith, believe that there is someone out there who needs
someone just like you, and again faith, knowledge, experience and
humility are good ingredients to pave the way to care for and
live in someone’s beautiful home in a paradise somewhere on
this beautiful planet. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dunn, for
publishing such a helpful newsletter. You are the best!
	After fourteen years, this great adventure is unfortunately
coming to an end due to the fact that the Maui property has been
sold. So free again, we desire to travel and also offer our
experience and expertise to others. We offer to any prospective
employer our loyalty, honesty, experience and work ethic. We will
care for your home and property with great care and respect. If
you have animals that need care and love, for us that is a bonus!
We are conscientious, competent, trustworthy and quick to assume
necessary responsibilities without specific instructions. We are
also tactful, discreet and possess common sense, intelligence,
good health and a sense of humor.

15,000 sq. ft. home they have been caretaking in Maui

MEXICO

SHELTER IN PARADISE!! Seeking a secondary caretaker for a ranch
near a spectacular beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Housing
provided in exchange for keeping the place neat and tidy and
helping out the primary caretaker with occasional small,
light-duty projects. Commitment through mid-January with
longer-term situation possible. Candidate(s) should be very
comfortable in rustic, natural settings and passionate about
sustainability. Own transportation, experience with ranch life or
travel in Latin America, and basic maintenance skills are all a
plus. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: Experienced General Manager needed for a
charming, 11-room luxury Inn/B&B property in Saugatuck, Michigan.
This is a quaint village location, just under three hours from
downtown Chicago. Sales acumen is a must. Attention to detail;
outgoing, polished demeanor; and passion for stellar guest
service essential. This is a unique position requiring a minimum
five years recent experience in both food and beverage with
either a hotel or full-service boutique lodging property, and
comfort with being part of a larger firm. The Inn is owned by a
Chicago-based luxury interior design firm Soucie Horner, Ltd.;
The General Manager will function as the onsite face of the
company’s hospitality division and will have the opportunity to
become a member of the company’s Business Leadership Team. The
General Manager will be supported by the company’s existing
marketing, finance, and human resources teams. For more
information, please submit your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

MOTEL CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a responsible, mature
caretaker for an onsite, live-in position in Hutchinson, MN.
Responsibilities include checking people in and out, reporting
occupancy to the manager, light maintenance and housekeeping. A
two bedroom apartment and bills paid along with pay on the 1st
and 15th of every month. Must be able to pass a criminal
background check and drug test. This is a 1099 position. Please
reply by texting your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL needed for
apartment buildings in Elk River, near Lake Orono. One must be
home days. Duties include: leasing, customer service, cleaning,
light maintenance, grounds and snow shoveling. Some nights and
weekends required. This is a part-time position. Compensation
includes a two bedroom apartment, plus salary and leasing
bonuses. We check references and backgrounds of all our team
members. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us
via our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER OR A CARETAKER TEAM NEEDED for a 20 unit Extended Stay
building at Sauk Center, in Stearns County. Responsibilities are
showings, and renting units, answering telephone inquiries,
handling small maintenance issues, keeping the property clean and
respectful. The caretaker job is not limited to handling issues
for tenants. Rent will be free for the caretaker in a two bedroom
apartment. You must be able to pass a credit and criminal
background check. Please send your resume and any pertinent
information on your qualifications, and include your phone
number, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MONTANA

LIVE IN MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE interested in working four miles
from Yellowstone National Park in Cooke City, Montana at our
small eight unit Motel. Requirements: Must be able to pass a
background check and have a valid driver's license. Please no
pets, children, drug users or smoking. Must have customer service
skills and like to interact with people and be friendly and
honest. Office experience such as front desk, office and computer
skills, email, calendar and social media a must. Job Duties: live
onsite and perform all motel operations including but not limited
to front desk, housekeeping and laundry. We pride ourselves on
cleanliness. You will answer phones, take reservations, greet
customers, check in guests, take payments, complete daily
balancing and reports as needed and other duties as assigned.
Rooms must be turned before 3:00pm for check in. Need experience
with online reservations such as ResNexus, Booking.com and Airbnb
a PLUS. One person must have knowledge of basic maintenance
skills to maintain the property and take care of flowers etc.
Must be able to work as if the business were your own. **Looking
for a couple interested in a long-term commitment**. The
management couple will live in our on-site two bedroom 2011 home
with all utilities, Internet, DirecTV, etc. paid. Two days off,
one week and one day off the next week. Salary will depend on
experience with bonus. The start date is May 1, 2022. Will need
to arrive the last week of April. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in Clyde Park, MT.
Immediate 2021 - May 31, 2022 or later possible. Year-round
position available for the right fit. This position includes
tending to horses, goats, hens, rabbits, cats, plants, property
clean-up and TLC. Prefer a single, clean, tidy, fastidious,
responsible, conscientious, non-smoking, minimal drinking
homebody who has an outside income. This is not a position for
someone who commutes. It’s a perfect situation for an artist,
writer, seasonal worker, retiree, or on line employee. Horse care
experience desired and I prefer no pets. Require a strong,
healthy non-smoking individual who is observant, tidy, respectful
of other people's property, loving of animals, good communicator,
able to lift 50# feed sacks, deal with snow, be handy and able to
make small repairs. Excellent references, and resume requested. A
lovely home and utilities provided in exchange for am/pm chores
and TLC! Nearby is skiing, grocery, Post Office, bank and gas.
Available now! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE AND HANDYMAN for house and
grounds on Flathead Lake, Rollins, Montana surrounded by
beautiful mountains. The job requires landscaping, gardening,
handyman skills including minor electric, plumbing, and carpentry
for house and grounds. Light housekeeping will also be required.
Must be able to supervise subcontractors. Must be a self-starter
and personable. Compensation includes 964 sq. ft. two bedroom
apartment with all utilities paid. Salary negotiable. Work
requirements – approximately six months out of the year during
Spring, Summer and Fall. Winter months must remain on property,
but you would have ample free time for hobbies. Required start
date no later than 2/1/22. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with your resume and references.

NEBRASKA 

CARETAKER AND ANIMAL-SITTER NEEDED in Western Nebraska for four
horses, a dog, and cats. This is a long-term opportunity for a
capable and dependable animal lover. Need someone experienced
with horses and ranch life. Cleaning corrals, barn, and feeding
horses. Lawn maintenance. Feeding cats and dog when owners are
away. Handyman skills are a plus. Place for RV in exchange for
approximately 20 hours of work per week. Time would allow for
outside employment which is abundant in this area. Your own horse
or dog is possible. Located at the edge of the beautiful
Sandhills and four miles from Lake McConaughy and its white sand
beaches. It’s very quiet and serene on 60 acres of prairie and
small woodland to wander. Abundant wildlife, exceptional birding.
Explore the North Platte River and historical sites nearby.
Approximately 25 minutes to town for groceries and gas. This is a
great opportunity for a writer, artist, photographer seeking
solitude and inspiration. No drugs, smoking or hard drinking.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED for an organic grass-finished cattle and crop
production operation at the foothills of the Sandhills in central
Nebraska. Have 300 stock cows with April and September calving.
Use rotational grazing. Our beef are sold to Whole Foods and
high-end restaurants on both coasts. Our buyers consider our beef
to be the gold standard for grass-finished meat. We also raise
organic white and yellow popcorn, soybeans and cover crops in
rotation. A lot of haying and field work during the growing
season. Some mechanical skills or ability to learn required for
shop work, equipment upkeep and repairs. Opportunity for growth
and learning with a chance to manage or take over all or part of
the operation. Possible housing available. Wage negotiable
according to ability, desire, willingness to learn and hours
worked. Winter months are much slower. Please call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

PART-TIME HORSE HELPER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Yerington, Nevada. I
need assistance in the caring of my horses (many rescue), odd
jobs, and grounds maintenance. Housing possible for the right
candidate. $15/hour or salary negotiated. To apply, please
forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME HORSE CARE HELP NEEDED on a small ranch in Washoe
Valley, Nevada. We need a person with some horse knowledge to
live on site and care for 12 horses. Feed, clean, and water them
twice daily. We have happy, healthy, gentle horses of all breeds,
most former rescues. We are an older couple with a very small
ranch. We share our horses with children who cannot have a horse
of their own. Our little club teaches life lessons through horses
and ranch work. We are a non-profit. We receive no funding.
Living quarters is a 26' clean travel trailer, with Wi-Fi, cable
TV, and electricity provided. Chores at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. leave
time during day for an eight hour outside job. You must have a
source of income as this is a trade for rent position. We will
pay $50 a week if the work and living space is regularly
maintained, or we take that money and pay someone else to
maintain your space for you. We have some miscellaneous work
available at $10/hour cash to be scheduled usually at the
helper’s convenience. References and background check required.
Due to the nature of our program and the family and children in
our club, we are zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. This is a
most important job as we are not a "facility" we are just grandma
and grandpa’s home with a yard full of horses…doing a good
thing and in need of a like-minded person to help. Our helpers
are treated like family and we always hope for someone long-term.
If this sounds of interest to you, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

RESIDENT INNKEEPER WANTED for a New Hampshire Seacoast Bed &
Breakfast. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a charming, fully
renovated, seven room year-round Bed & Breakfast with special
event space in Hampton, New Hampshire, 45 minutes to Boston and
the Mountains and a half-mile from the Beach. The position is
full-time, year-round with two weeks paid vacation and housing
provided in a separate cottage on the property. Responsibilities
include making breakfast, taking reservations, supervising
housekeeping and laundry, hiring and scheduling housekeeping
staff, updating our website and social media accounts, checking
in guests and handling all reservations, payments and
interactions with all online OTA’s. Duties also include wedding
and special event sales and marketing and some event work. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

FULL-TIME INTERIM INNKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Ocean Grove, NJ. We are looking for an
interim Innkeeper to live on-site to oversee the operation of a
16 room Inn, starting as soon as possible. The ideal candidate
will be responsible for guest services, room inventory/revenue
management, housekeeping, quality control, general maintenance,
marketing and event booking. The qualified candidate must be a
hands-on, self-motivated manager, willing to wear as many hats as
needed, be computer literate, customer-oriented and organized.
Hospitality experience is required. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

OPENING AVAILABLE FOR A MATURE MARRIED COUPLE to care for
houses/grounds for absentee owners. Our ranch is located in the
Southwest desert adjoining the Guadalupe Mountains. Lawn and
vehicle maintenance including handyman skills required of him.
She will perform housekeeping, light laundry and help with
grounds maintenance. Mechanical aptitude, ability to operate
large equipment, some knowledge of cattle and horses all pluses.
This is a long-term position with nice housing, utilities, ranch
vehicle and salary. Please send your resume with contact info,
job skills, prior employment history with employer names, dates
and responsibilities, education level with graduation date and
salary requirement. We will answer questions and provide more
detail after receiving the above information. Please send to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED in Sapello, NM. A small private
rural ranch is in search of a professional couple for day-to-day
tasks of but not limited to: housekeeping/errands-heavy; personal
assistant-light; snow plowing; wood harvesting; animals/equines
care; vehicle maintenance; landscaping; minor carpentry; and
handyman tasks. An RVer is preferred to locate on a spot on our
property. A full background check is required. Must have prior
ranch management experience with spotless references.
Compensation includes a competitive part-time wage, plus live
work exchange. Please email resumes for consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

NEW YORK

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat starting right after Christmas through January 31,
2022. 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

CARETAKER NEEDED for seven personal horses in exchange for a
cottage in Manlius, NY. I need a dedicated horse lover. Charming
cottage on a private horse farm is offered in exchange for horse
care five days per week including one weekend day. We are in need
of part time help 8am - 12 noon and for evening barn chores from
4:30 - 5:30pm. Some flexibility is available when coordinating
with other staff. This will allow for freedom for you to work off
the farm, or attend college classes if desired. Work
responsibilities include all aspects of horse care such as
turnout, stall cleaning, feeding, blanketing, stable management
and specialty care for show horses. The farm is located 12
minutes from Cazenovia, 20 minutes from Morrisville and 30
minutes from Syracuse, NY. The cottage includes a covered front
porch, an eat-in kitchen, newly renovated bathroom with stand-up
shower, two closets, a loft bedroom and a spacious living area.
There is also an efficient wood pellet stove for heating.
Electricity and water are included. One small well behaved pet
considered. The cottage will be available December 1st, 2021. A
paid working trial of two weeks is required prior to moving to
the property to ensure a good fit. Equine care experience, own
transportation, previous employment references and rental
references are required. This is a wonderful opportunity for any
horse enthusiast who is looking for private country home. To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED: experienced estate manager/gardener to maintain
vegetable and flower gardens as well as other maintenance chores
around the house and property. The property is located in
Westchester, NY. Full-time applicants only. For more details
please email your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME AWESOME PEOPLE to come and work with us
in our lovely freshly renovated lodge in Paihia -
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are based seconds from the beach in the
beautiful Bay of Islands! Work each day consists of doing various
cleaning tasks around the hostel - making beds, servicing rooms
or cleaning bathrooms etc. We provide comfy staff accommodation
with Wi-Fi and laundry. You have access to kayaks and pool. With
the government rules this is paid work, doing up to 12 hours per
week, ($20.00 + 8% holiday pay) so you must already hold a valid
Working Holiday Visa and have an IRD number. This is a live-in
position - your accommodation will be in our staff dorm room and
fees for this will be deducted from your weekly pay. We are
looking for people to stay a minimum of a month during the busy
summer. Please apply in person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED A HOSTEL ASSISTANT MANAGER for our hostel in Auckland.
Must have experience living in hostels and be confident and
friendly talking to guests, be reliable, fun and a team player
and be able to commit to at least three months though longer is
preferred. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a chilled out hostel, located
five minutes from Queen St and K'rd and central to all the
Auckland suburbs. This position is best suited to a backpacker as
it is a live-in position. A free private single room is provided.
Duties include running the reception, guiding the housekeeping
and cleaning team, relaying back to the manager, good
communication, cash handling, back office, reservation
management, guest relations, etc. Must be self-motivated, with
attention to detail and love the hostel life. Mixed shifts, five
days a week, 8am - 4pm mainly though could involve some evening
shifts. Around 35 - 40 hours a week and $22.85 plus annual leave.
A private room is also provided for free along with laundry and
unlimited Wi-Fi. Only apply if you can live in. Please feel free
to give us a call to discuss at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Due to
border restrictions please only apply if you are in New Zealand.

NORTH CAROLINA

REGENERATIVE FARMING IN THE ASHEVILLE AREA. Opportunity for two
people, related or not, to develop 18+ acres into a diverse
ecological system. Knowledge of rotational grazing (sheep),
no-till pasture management, perennial plantings, silvopasture,
homestead gardening, equipment maintenance, executive
organization and business are desirable, plus the ability to work
with an older couple. Basic housing, stipend and gifts of the
land offered in a beautiful setting. This is a good match for
someone with the desire and practical skills needed to awaken the
oak from the acorn. References checked. We choose freedom from
smoking, harmful activity and the effects of alcohol. Please send
questions, interests and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED for a strong, proficient, stable single
person, or couple, with a varied skill set, to assist us with
property maintenance and care, in Western North
Carolina/Northeast Georgia, in exchange for housing, with all
utilities paid, and use of a Utility Terrain Vehicle. Small
monthly stipend to be determined. We have also started a new
grading/hardscape/contractor business and need a person to assist
with those offsite jobs - hourly wage or "per job" wage will be
paid for all of those contracts. If a couple, we are not opposed
to one person having outside income and assisting us on a
part-time basis, with one person being full-time. Skills desired
include basic carpentry, basic electrical/plumbing, and
gardening/landscape/hardscape work. Operation of (or site prep
around) heavy equipment, chainsaws, mechanical skills,
woodworking/furniture making, and garden/greenhouse knowledge all
a plus, but not necessary - more important than anything is a
can-do attitude, willingness to learn, and do whatever is
necessary to assist on the property, from running errands and
trash runs, to assisting in the repair (possible building) of
structures, tree removal, lawn care, gutter cleaning, and other
tasks. Must like animals (dogs/cats), as we have them on the
property and may need occasional assistance with pet care, and
must be comfortable with remote living - we are 40 minutes, one
way, to the closest town! Please - no pets, no kids, and no
drama! 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. A goal oriented approach to projects,
issues and challenges is essential. The proper maintenance and
pristine care of the many residential buildings, structures and
expansive grounds will require this manager to make independent
and sound recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of
quality standards. There is an opportunity for a spouse, as a
part-time, seasonal cook during the summer months. The focus of
this 20 - 25 hour/week cooking position would be the preparation
of meals using fresh vegetables and fruits from the family’s
large garden. Experience in canning and preserving is required.
The workplace is a respectful and productive environment.
Excellent pay, free housing, and a generous benefits package are
available and commensurate with experience. Please email a letter
of qualifications with salary requirements and resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Grandview Heights
Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

OREGON

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, HANDYMAN, and gardener who knows
how to milk a goat, knows irrigation and sprinkler systems, and
enjoys living in a self-sustaining community environment.
Mechanics and construction skills are a definite plus! We are
located southwest of Grants Pass on Jerome Prairie Road. Looking
for one person, and no pets preferably. We do not want pot
growers, drugs, drinkers, cigarette smokers, whiners, drama, or
unresolved mental/emotional baggage, and no criminal history.
Been there, done all that! We just want someone who lives
healthy, and is calm, intelligent, skilled, mentally stable,
appreciative, and pleasant to share our charming little paradise
with. That didn't used to be a hard thing to find but now it
appears to be. My husband (a woodworker) and I (a writer) are
60'ish, semi-retired, and we have four mini Nubian milk goats, 15
hens, and a lot of dogs. We have a nice, clean, modern fifth
wheel to live in, plus all the milk, produce, and eggs you can
eat, in trade for work, plus we require $200 for
utilities/expenses. Serious inquiries only please. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER AND CARETAKER NEEDED for a 286 acre horse ranch in
the Coburg Hills area, northeast of Eugene, with a large barn and
six stalls. There is also 40+ acres of open pasture. The
caretaker must be prepared to do the following: daily care for
the owner’s old mare; maintain the property; help to lease out
stalls and pasture. The ranch manager and caretaker are allowed
to: use up to two stalls and pasture for two horses; pasture
animals (kind and number to be determined); receive 1/3 of the
income from stall rentals and pastured horses. You may be able to
live on the ranch if you rebuild the existing mobile home or
bring your own living quarters. Enjoy the great outdoors without
having to own a ranch, but absolutely no hunting or shooting
allowed on the ranch. For more information or to apply please
email your background to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

LONG-TERM, IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for a writer or artist
seeking solitude to focus on their work: rent-free farmhouse on a
conserved, former certified organic produce farm in northeast
Pennsylvania in exchange for caring for our retired horse,
keeping a watchful eye on the property, and doing some minor
tasks from time to time. My husband and I are seniors, living
here part-time in a separate cabin 1/4 mile from the farmhouse
and barns with our golden retriever and cat. Our two hundred
acres are rural, quiet, and serene, a mixture of forest and
pasture, with two streams, a pond, and hiking trails adjoining
8,000 acres of state-owned land. It’s paradise for
nature-lovers! Pets welcome. For more information, please send
details about yourself, interests and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

URGENT REQUIREMENT FOR ANIMAL LOVING PEOPLE (especially vets/vet
nurses) to help take care of the animals on the tiny island of
Mayreau, St Vincent and The Grenadines. Mayreau is the smallest
inhabited island of the Grenadines. This is a great opportunity
to live in self-contained free accommodation and sample the "old
time Caribbean" on a very friendly, unspoiled island (population
270), in return for help in looking after the welfare of all the
island animals, including our own rescue dogs and cat. You must
like dogs, cats, and farm animals. We are vegetarian and vegan
friendly. Wi-Fi available. To learn more about us and to contact
us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

COUPLE REQUIRED in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, to
provide help for a minimum of six months. This would be a
full-time engagement to a working family and their farming
business. Accommodation is available on site.  Duties include but
are not limited to: household cleaning, maintenance, washing, and
ironing, general office administration for the family (two days a
week - estimated). Grounds, patios, maintenance, outbuildings
repairs, gardens, fences, roofs, livestock management support;
Occasional Food shopping, childminding, school drop off/pick up.
Duties required Monday to Friday, but occasionally weekend cover
may be required. To apply, please mail your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH DAKOTA

AN 1880 SOUTH DAKOTA TOWN ATTRACTION needs couples from May -
September 2022. Must have your own RV. The job duties will
include maintenance, groundskeeper, and retail. Compensation will
be full RV hook-ups and a salary. To apply, please send your
resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME HAY RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Valley Mills, TX. Must be
able to operate and maintain hay production equipment. Additional
duties include limb cutting, shredding, road maintenance, and
water well maintenance. House, utilities, water, and truck
provided to the caretaker. Compensation is negotiable, based on
experience. Must have a valid driver's license (no DWIs) and must
have the COVID vaccination. Please call/text
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, 2021 through January 31, 2022. 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
13-year-old cat that typically sleeps 12 hours per day. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

MUST LOVE MUD, SWEAT, MANURE, and all things natural! A
mother-son team with decades of ultra-sustainable living, and the
“purest” gardening/farming experience is seeking hearty
apprentices. Learn wide-range homesteading, essential
living/survival skills, crafts, “from scratch” cooking, and
food preservation on five mountain acres in Carroll County. We
are off-grid with alt energies, with minimal dependence on fossil
fuels and corporate monopolies. Beautiful primitive tent sites,
bird song, games, and homemade music available. We have yummy
wholesome omnivore meals, substance-free life (no tobacco,
alcohol, drugs, white sugar, and coffee). Exchange labor and some
property caretaking. Help hand build gardens, an orchard, root
cellar, cider house, wood shed, timber-frame home, spring house,
and hiking trails. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (no text or
email) for more information. Thank you.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in southern Virginia. Quiet mature couple
wanted to maintain a beautiful country estate. Private apartment
provided. Handyman, landscape and maintenance skills required,
light housekeeping, errands, laundry, daily care of dogs and
chickens, maybe some cooking and assisting during entertaining.
This is a full-time opportunity. Compensation to be determined.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a horse farm located near the
foothills of the Shenandoah and one mile from the Shenandoah
River. Some horse experience necessary with references. This is
an upscale facility for boarding and training of dressage show
horses. You will assist the manager with daily chores, some
gardening, and miscellaneous farm chores. This is a non-paying
position with free time to enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Located less than five miles from the Appalachian Trail, and
close to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns. Bring your horse for
free field boarding. Bedroom with private bath in main house with
meals included. Extra points if you enjoy cooking. Non-smokers
only. Three month minimum stay. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LIVE IN A NATURE LOVER’S PARADISE! This is a unique San Juan
Islands opportunity. We are looking for a congenial Henry Island
caretaker couple. Henry Island lies just off the northwest shore
of San Juan Island, WA, and is alive with orcas, seals, otters,
foxes, deer, and every sort of bird imaginable. Our island is
only accessible by boat, therefore, boating experience and skills
are a necessity. Our new caretakers will help maintain our
12-acre estate which is described as one of the prettiest in the
San Juan Islands. We seek an honest, energetic, physically
capable and experienced couple who love the outdoors. The
position includes property upkeep, systems maintenance, grounds
cleanup, supervision of contracted work, and handyman skills.
Caretakers must have an understanding of how to maintain and
operate equipment such as water systems, heating systems, various
boats, and utility vehicles. Exterior maintenance includes a hot
tub, irrigation system, cleaning of roofs, gutters and windows,
and maintaining the dock and pier. The housekeeper role includes
laundry, house cleaning, some gardening and monitoring household
supplies. Keeping of expense logs and service records are
essential. Being computer and smartphone savvy is key plus
knowledge of broadband, Wi-Fi and entertainment systems would be
helpful. Housing and utilities are provided on the property.
Competitive salary and benefits will depend on experience. Please
send your resume and cover letters to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME COUPLE (family/children are
welcome) to manage a very large property with a creek, private
lake, chickens, lots of lawn to mow, and fences to maintain in
the Fruitland, WA area. The total property is 1,100 acres with
the majority of the property left in its natural state, 300 acres
is sharp chop wheat with a local farmer, and the rest is
maintained by the Ranch Manager. Four houses (one large lodge and
three smaller homes) need to be maintained, including interior
housekeeping and exterior maintenance. This also requires
shopping to stock up on supplies for each home. There are
tractors, trucks, mowers, etc. to use and maintain. Experience in
fixing equipment needed, creativity is a plus. Daily tasks
include checking the property grounds, maintenance on equipment
or if machines need to be fixed. Vegetable garden to be
maintained, along with 10 fruit trees as well. Experience with
complex, multi-box mobile stations, domestic water systems, a big
plus. 10 acres are irrigated and watered from the surrounding
lake. Knowledge of lawn care, weed control, and fruit trees is
mandatory. Must have bookkeeping experience. Will be working with
the main office and sending reports monthly. The owners and
family will make sporadic visits in which the property needs to
be ready and cleaned afterward. Looking for a highly experienced
(in various fields) energetic couple who enjoy working outdoors.
Only folks with excellent references and applicable experience,
please. Salary will be $50,000 (total), health insurance option,
separate clean two bedroom home (rent free), shop and large
woodshed available. Expenses included. To apply, please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE ISLAND CARETAKERS NEEDED. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
caretaker position is performed by two persons, working as a
team, with a year-round residency on Eliza Island, Washington.
The position requires candidates who have strong interpersonal
competence and mechanical and organizational skills. The position
can be fast-paced during the busy vacation season, generally from
April through October. For more information and to apply for this
caretaker position, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS WANTED ON ORCAS ISLAND. Housing provided. Handyman
experience necessary, with caretaking responsibilities. This
position involves the management of a 45 acre oceanfront
property. There is lots to do and lots to enjoy! The ideal couple
would enjoy living on a beautiful piece of paradise and help in
maintaining it. The owners provide private housing with utilities
paid. We are looking for caring people who are sensitive to
caretaking and capable of handling the estate management.
Artisans welcome! We are really looking to share this property
with good people with the intent that we would help each other
out. Please respond with references and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HORSE FARM CARETAKER NEEDED in North Snohomish County. A private
farm needs help with the care of horses and general farm work.
Feeding, watering, cleaning stalls and paddocks, turning out and
bringing in, mowing, string trimming, etc. General repairs on
fences, farm buildings, upkeep and maintenance of equipment. The
ideal candidate needs to be a self-starter and capable of working
on his/her own. Prior experience in this kind of work is
necessary. The farm is rural and secluded yet close to all
services, shopping, etc. Housing with paid utilities will be
available to right person, after a try out period. Can be
part-time or full-time. Also could be split between two people,
one for the horse care and the other for the maintenance. This is
a quiet, no drama, drug, alcohol and smoke free place. If you
enjoy a quiet, peaceful environment, surrounded by nature, you
will like it here. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by
stating your experience, what specifically you are looking for
and, most importantly, a valid phone number so you can be
contacted. Thank you for reading this! Looking forward to hearing
back from you soon!

WEST VIRGINIA

NEED FARM HELP on my homestead: 21 acres of woods and three acres
grass. Mow grass, cut weeds, apiary help, general upkeep, water
young fruit trees. Care for chickens, guenies, goats, cats, dogs.
Plant flowers, herbs, vegetables, weed, cultivate, harvest,
home-can vegetables. Must be reliable, not afraid of hard work,
self-motivated, mechanical aptitude, carpentry knowledge,
experience animal husbandry, early-risers, have inner enjoyment
of nature. No smoking or drinking. There are five rustic
buildings. Natural color and texture. (1) Rustic one-room cabin
with porch. Hardwood floors, handmade kitchen cabinets,
galvanized double-tub kitchen sink in polyurethaned wood counter,
hidden kitchen table with fold down legs looks like drawer
beneath counter. Back of cabin has sliding double doors, front
and side has very large windows. Supplement heat by wood or
propane. (2) Root cellar with rustic bath house, guest area
above. Upon entering through the gate, looking right are 10 acres
some semi-level bottom land, year-round creek, beyond that woods.
Looking left are 14 wooded acres, buildings, yard, garden. Please
email your availability, previous work experience, references,
skills, and phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – then I can
call you after that.

WISCONSIN

MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER, single or couple, needed starting December
15. Seeking an on-site experienced caretaker. Must be very
organized, with good people skills and high energy a must. Skills
should include plumbing, electric, boiler, and A/C. Also, snow
removal and grounds care. Must have your own tools. This position
includes an apartment, a competitive wage, plus benefits. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED for a private ranch in north central
Wyoming. The ranch is leased for cattle grazing in the summer
months. There is a river running through the ranch. There are
extensive improvements including the owners’ home, ranch
manager’s house, guest cabins, the shop, equipment buildings,
roads, bridges and fences. The ranch caretaker’s primary
responsibilities would be repair and maintenance of all the
improvements, grounds maintenance, landscaping, road maintenance,
and plowing. This position is for one person, but there would be
potential part-time work for a spouse, and cooking and shopping
for the owners occasionally. The owners are looking for a
caretaker who will live on the ranch year-round. This is not a
cattle and horse job. Required experience includes: carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, mechanical; equipment operation and
maintenance; grounds maintenance, landscaping; and general
computer skills. Please do not call. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pristine, rural Wyoming working cattle
ranch with guest facilities located 30 miles northwest of
Cheyenne along the eastern slope of the Laramie Mountains. After
17 years our loyal cook/housekeeper/guest coordinator is
retiring. Ideally, we are seeking a dynamic, personable couple or
an individual to help with the day-to-day operations of both our
ranch and event destination, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The busy
season begins in April (winters are fairly quiet), with prepping
for summer weddings and various retreats and fly fishing. The
hunting season begins in the fall when trophy big game hunters
from throughout the United States come to the ranch. We seek an
accomplished cook who can prepare meals for both small and large
groups and can also perform housekeeping and cleaning while
overseeing general upkeep. There is also a need for someone to
manage the ranch facilities including equipment operation and
maintenance, fencing, grounds and gravel road maintenance, weed
control, etc.  Experience with cattle and general ranch work
would be desirable. Seeking a strong work ethic, the ability to
be flexible and solid references. Housing is available;
preferably no children or pets. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Responsible/retired couple seeking a caretaking opportunity in a
warmer climate - world-wide. Clean and handy offering
security/gardening/pet care. Retired lawyer and school
administrator looking for a
housesitting/pet-sitting/short-/long-term assignment September -
May. Energetic couple owns urban and rural residences in Alaska.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Resume/references available.

Creative, mature, trustworthy Woman seeking a caretaking
opportunity in rural Mid-Atlantic/South US near the mountains.
Offering my passion and years of professional gardening
experience: planting and maintaining residential flower gardens
in Ocean Grove, NJ. Compassionate pet care, detailed cleaning,
organization. Self-starter, peaceful, reliable, respectful, fit.
Desire to learn new skills, live closer to nature and be a caring
steward to your homestead, organic farm, retreat center.
Vegetarian, vaper, nondrinker, no children, no TV, holistic
lifepath. Prefer a private dwelling and kind approval of one
loving cat. Excellent references available. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am looking for a position as an Assistant/Companion/traveling
Head house keeper/chef/property manager. I currently work for a
United States official as their Estate Manager for five years. I
have excellent references and the highest work ethic standards. I
am currently looking to move anywhere in the New England area,
not excluding New York or nearby islands. Traveling abroad is not
a problem. I am a very attractive 59-year-old Female with a lot
of education and experience. I am very versed to assist in many
different aspects of service. I am also in excellent health. I am
wanting to relocate to be closer to family in New England, and so
I am seeking other employment. Resume and letters of
recommendation available upon request. Please email
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Situations-Wanted Ad”
in the Subject Line.

Looking for a Caretaker/Maintenance Position in the Intermountain
West. My name is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I am a healthy 57-year-old
who is looking for a caretaker or construction/maintenance
position. I am working now as an Archaeologist and can provide my
resume in Archaeology that shows my work experience for the last
16 years ... prior to that I worked in the construction industry
and am very capable when it comes to building and maintenance. I
am very healthy and energetic, and I have great references
(personal and work) and primarily I have integrity. I am ready to
leave Archaeology behind me and am looking for a long-term
position. Housing would be ideal though for the right position I
would be willing to relocate and rent my own place near you.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature Mother-son team wishing to find a small country house or
cabin for this Winter, somewhere within several hours of the Bay
Area or Lake Tahoe, and anytime between late December and late
February, for as long as six weeks or so. We own our own upscale
home and developing farmette in the mountains of Virginia. We
live with wood heat and passive solar from our greenhouse. We
have long experience with managing our own rentals, raising farm
animals and pets, and growing organic gardens. We have our own
late model reliable pick-up truck. Looking for light caretaking
and maintenance duties. No heavy equipment or heavy lifting, and
no personal care duties. We are friendly, responsible,
self-sufficient, widely experienced and well-educated seasoned
caretakers and hosts. We are very healthy, non-smokers, no
drinking, no drugs, no tobacco, and no pets. Please call Katie or
leave a voicemail (no text or email) at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Common Sense Is My Number One Asset. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean and ready to take care of your property needs.
Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income and valid
driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural setting. Will
exchange work for a small residence, plus utilities for 20 hours
of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend. Can do
mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow removal, as
well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with your
security in mind at all times. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Experienced and educated horticulturalist looking for work in the
Hudson Valley, NY area. Ulster County preferred. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ornamental Horticulturalist with a strong background in property
management looking for an Estate Caretaker position. My name is
Kyle Mike and you can contact me by email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Current resume and professional contacts are available upon
request. Willing and able to relocate.

Couple looking to housesit on the island of Oahu, Hawaii in 2022.
We’re great with pets and can take care of your home and
property as if it’s our own! We can provide great references
for you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property caretaker looking for a warm home in the Felton, Aptos,
Watsonville, Corralitos, Aromas, or Aptos areas. I’m an honest
man, seeking a warm place to call home. I'm considered a
friendly, honest, and quiet man always willing to help. I hope to
find a private small cottage, cabin, guest house, large studio,
detached rooms, mobile home - single wide type or larger, livable
barn or any warm, safe, dry shelter to call home. I'm willing to
assist in all your home and property needs, repairs and upkeep
and maintenance of both housing and property. I'm on a fixed
income but I have skills. I'm willing to work skilled and
non-skilled jobs, and willing to provide excellent care of your
property. I prefer to be located in the hills or just out of
town, with a fair agreement with an honest property owner in a
work exchange situation. I have good references. For more info,
please call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

Conscientious, quiet, youthful 68-year-old seeks a garden and
property care job, animal care or Innkeeping position in exchange
for private living quarters and salary. Have lots of positive
experience house/pet sitting and garden/yard care for over a span
of 30 plus years. I also have lots of child care experience. Am
college educated and am a Certified Massage Therapist, practicing
for the past 17 years. I live a healthy, faithful lifestyle,
enjoy the outdoors, and love meeting new people and places. I
currently am living in my RV in Northern California. If you have
RV hook-ups, (electric, water, septic) I could bring my RV.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Horse, home and pet-nanny accepting applications for a year-round
caretaker opportunity starting in March/April. Offering my
passion and years of experience caring for horses and pets while
maintaining residential properties in the absence of owners on
vacation. Personable, energetic, self-motivated providing
oversight, on-site security, plus maintaining your privacy and
confidentiality. Good interpersonal skills and timely
communications regarding any concerns. I am an honest, reliable,
trustworthy mature woman with an enhanced CDL.  Yoga and
wholistic health practitioner will be a caring steward of your
home, ranch or retreat in the USA. Prefer a private dwelling and
kind approval of one small dog. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A quiet couple seeks a long-term housesitting or caretaking
position in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills and are very good at fixing things. We have
experience with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping.
Will consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking,
or drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can
be provided. Please email us at propertycaretaker@ymail.com Thank
you.

Caretaker/Companion seeking an opportunity in Costa Rica. I am a
mature, female with many years of experience living in special
situations both in the continental US and overseas. I would love
to assist with a senior on a part-time basis who needs bright
companionship and outings and I would happily assist with
animals, housekeeping and cooking. I would enjoy caring for your
pets, and seeing that your home is secure and well-cared for. If
a highly dependable, people-centered person is desirable to be an
anchor for your home, please contact me. I have excellent
references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Trustworthy couple is looking for an estate or yacht in the
Southeast Florida area. In exchange for use of an estate or
yacht, we provide house and petsitting, overseeing staff and
armed security (concealed weapons permit). We have an outside
income, and we are 30 year Florida residents and business owners.
We are open to other similar opportunities, seasonal or
long-term. References available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for farm or ranch work. I’m a 20-year-old male living
in Central Texas currently. Looking for a place where I can
continue to learn the trade of cowboying while pulling my own
weight. I am not the most experienced but I live my life with
integrity, a strong work ethic, and a constant desire to learn. I
can operate equipment, weld, do construction, and much more.
Please feel free to email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for any
questions or references. I’m willing to travel anywhere.
Thanks.

Hardworking, organized female is seeking a long-term housesitting
or caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. I am a clean and
quiet individual who can manage a busy schedule, keep on track,
and complete a multitude of tasks. I have years of experience
with hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. I will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to me
at vanessaxenia@gmail.com Thank you.

Hello, my name is Nancy. My husband Reno and I are looking for a
caretaker’s position somewhere in the Southern California area.
I am excellent with child care and help in the home, while my
husband is very well versed in grounds maintenance. My background
is massage therapy and health and wellness (over 40 years) and
Reno owned and operated a tree/landscape business in Hawaii for
over 40 years. We love animals. We are looking to be a part of a
great family adventure. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for references and an interview. Aloha  

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