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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

THIS IS OUR 241st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 41, Number 1      

January/February 2023        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
 
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 28 states
and 12 countries
Caretaker Profile
Passion ~ Two Renaissance People on the Road to their Dreams  
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

CARETAKER/COUPLE needed ASAP for a 150-acre home in secluded
northeastern Alabama. Must be hands on and self-motivated. Basic
electric, plumbing and carpentry skills needed. Must be able to
run and maintain a tractor and backhoe. Our job description
includes everything from security to cleaning and groundskeeping.
$30,000 package to include housing and basic utilities. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! We had just hired a
housesitter, who then got sick and had to leave. Our mountain
home is in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Beautiful views,
wildlife, privacy and quiet. Dog lovers a must for our three
dogs. Need caring folks experienced with home ownership/care,
indoor plants, hot tub maintenance, and heating with wood stoves
and plowing the driveway. House and all utilities paid in
exchange for watching over our home and taking care of our dogs.
No smokers, other pets or children. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM! The newly remodeled XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is off-grid in Denali State Park is seeking a couple. Caretakers
have use of the main building and a private room for when guests
are present.
-Winter needs snow removal, maintain heat in building with wood
heat and monitor heaters.
-Summer includes mowing and general maintenance of equipment. 
Year round duties:
-Turnover guest rooms in the main lodge
-Monitor off grid (new) solar and wind system battery bank
-Report fuel inventory and generator operating system
The 20 acre property is located on Ermine Lake, on a short
driveway off the Parks Highway. Please email for more details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER with RV wanted. An Arizona ranch is
seeking a single or couple experienced in horse caretaking. The
work includes heavy lifting, feeding special diets, picking up
manure, cleaning and filling water tanks, checking animals for
health issues and knowing what to do if a problem arises. Also
involves being able to safely operate a tractor and drive a
vehicle. This is a manual labor job, typically two hours AM and
PM, some days there will be other work. If you can do maintenance
and repairs that would be great also. Please only respond if you
actually have the experience and capabilities we are seeking, you
have your own self-contained RV to live in. We are at elevation
so  it  is  cooler  here  compared  to Phoenix, but winters are
mostly mild. This is not a "can learn" job, we seek experience.
The owner will have to work to pay a caretaker, and it becomes
apparent very quickly if whomever is hired cannot do the work. In
order to be paid, you will need to do the work, be able to
maintain a schedule, be observant and physically capable. We have
no housing to offer, but can offer full hook-ups and shared
internet. We are seeking a salaried person, prefer long-term. No
riding involved. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary and family, I want to thank you and The Caretaker Gazette
for sending me a great pair of caretakers for my property. Due to
a death in our extended family we were left with a vacant home
and land and no one to step in and care for it until it could be
sold. Our help-wanted ad with you resulted in several great
responses so we had top-notch people to choose from. The
caretakers we found through you cared for the property as if it
were their own. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you from all
of us. P.K., Philadelphia, PA

Thank you for taking the time to write to us, Paul. We were
sorry to read about the death in your family but happy that you
could find some great caretakers to look after your family home
and property. Property owners have told us that they have found
the most experienced and reliable caretakers via The Caretaker
Gazette.

My wife and I responded to an ad for a position in Costa Rica
that ran in your Gazette last year. We weren't selected for the
position at the time and we weren't in the right place work and
life wise that we were ready to pursue something else. As luck
would have it the landowner of the Costa Rica property emailed to
tell us that the caretakers he had lined up for the position
didn't work out so he wanted to know if we were still interested.
We were offered the position! We're about to embark on a new
experience and a new adventure thanks to you.  K.L. and B.B.,
Saint Petersburg, FL

That’s good news, Ken! Thanks for sharing it. Your situation
is not unusual - sometimes, for various reasons, things do not
work out with the first applicants selected so the property owner
will return to the applicant pool to find the perfect match for
his/her situation.

Hi Gary, please sign me up for another three years of The
Caretaker Gazette. Over the years I’ve made great use of your
publication as far as finding housesitters for my own home and
finding housesitting positions for myself around the world for
when I travel. So, I’ve happily been on both sides and look
forward to more years of traveling with the help of you and your
publication. Thank you. M.A.W., Boulder, CO

Hi Mary Ann, thanks for writing! Many of our subscribers are
in a situation similar to yours, where they are able to travel,
utilize the Gazette to find housesitters for their own homes and
find housesitting positions for themselves while they
travel.

Dear Gary, I know I’m late in giving you feedback on my ad that
went out in one of your email blasts but I wanted to let you know
what a great resource your Gazette has been for us. There are so
many scams on the web that is difficult to know who to trust.
After checking out The Caretaker Gazette for a couple of months
and speaking to you personally we went ahead and placed an email
ad with you, seeking a caretaker position anywhere on the west
coast (in hopes of moving from the northeast to be closer to our
grandchildren in northern California). Our email blast went out
on a Monday night and by Tuesday morning we woke up to email
messages from people with positions in Washington, Oregon, and
Idaho! After making a quick trip out to southern Oregon to
interview and check out one of the situations, followed by a few
more weeks of working out a contract, we are now living rent-free
on a lovely guest ranch in Oregon which is within a few hours’
drive of our grandchildren who we wanted to be near. My husband
and I are now in better shape than we’ve been in years due to
being outside, out of a condo in a busy city and back into a home
with a lovely yard in a very beautiful part of the country.
Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful service. You and
your staff have done such a great job at identifying a need and
meeting it. Sincerely yours, Mary Kay L. Lakeview, OR
 
Dear Mary Kay, congratulations on your new position! I’m
glad to read that your email broadcast ad was successful and
resulted in you finding such a nice position near your
grandchildren. I wish you the best in your new location!

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

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AUSTRALIA

A SCENIC RIM ESTATE needs some help in Blackbutt, a small town in
the South Burnett Region of Queensland. We are situated in the
scenic rim area of Blackbutt (with some of the best views on the
scenic rim) with 100 hectares of avocados that we have just taken
over from a couple that retired. We are a group of combat
veterans from Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan that got out of the
army and pooled our cash to buy a big farm. We are looking for
people who want to impart some knowledge bombs on us in reference
to horticulture whilst also helping us running the slasher during
the day in our brand new Kubota with air-conditioning. In return
we can offer endless coffee from our onsite cafe and
accommodation or power and water for your RV setup. We have built
a commercial gym on-site that is for anyone to use. If you want
to stop in for a week or a month it’s totally fine with us. Why
pay for a caravan park when we are happy to have you? Plus you
get all the avocados, macadamias and ginger you can carry!  We
will have avocados well into January so breakfast is sorted.
Please feel free to text us anytime at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED in Southwest Queensland. A pensioner
couple is needed to help out in the daily running of our caravan
park. You must have your own accommodation in a caravan motor
home or similar. There is only small pay for this job. Free rent
and power is provided. Must be reasonably fit and active, honest
and reliable. Groundskeeping and housekeeping experience is a
must as well as good customer relations. The ability to operate a
cash register and EFT machine is needed. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a cattle property in the Julia Creek area.
Julia Creek is an outback town in the Shire of Mckinlay,
Queensland. Duties will include: pumping water, checking fences
and looking after the home and gardens. A mechanically minded
caretaker with sober habits is needed here. Queensland residents
should call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 7pm. Thanks.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, South
Australia. We are seeking a caretaker couple to manage our small
community owned Caravan Park. Your own accommodation will be
necessary. We are pet friendly. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a rural property. Caretakers must be
interested in a rural lifestyle. A comfortable house provided in
exchange for duties. Located 90 kilometers north of Dubbo in the
Orana Region of New South Wales. To apply, please call after 7pm
on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED from January 5th 2023 for a five
week period. Also looking for caretakers for July for a similar
time period. Our Park is small with 10 caravan sites, four
self-contained cabins and four rooms. We have a small toilet
block with a small laundry (one washing machine and one dryer).
All on one acre of land in town, walking distance to all shops.
Duties are receiving guests, cleaning of the toilet block, rooms
and cabins and general work around the yard. We have owned the
park for 2½ years and we are trying hard to make it easy to
maintain. We don’t employ anyone. Don’t do any computer work
as in on line booking. The caretaker must have their own van. We
require the caretaker to arrive by the end of December for
training. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN OUTBACK CARETAKING sheep and cattle property is seeking an
active outdoor couple with their own van who would like an
outback caretaking experience. Our 40,000 acre sheep wool station
is located 8.5 kilometers west of the popular tourist town of
Barcaldine. The start date will be as soon as possible, and the
length of stay is negotiable. We provide a site for your van,
power and water, access to a bathroom and laundry, and a weekly
retainer. Caretaking responsibilities include tourist camp site
maintenance, stock/water runs, watering and mowing the house
garden, and minor/light maintenance jobs. For suitable
individuals there may be ad-hoc opportunities for participation
in a paid station work. We are centrally located to tourist
attractions, a short drive on bitumen to the town of Barcaldine
and have excellent mobile coverage across the property. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

WE NEED A COMPETENT, EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE and honest farm person
to caretake our rural property in Serpentine, Western Australia.
Free rent and power available in a 4 x 1 brick and iron house in
exchange for feeding and care of a few horses, including three
yearlings. This will suit a retired farmer/downsizer. Good
equipment and tools available for property maintenance. This is a
long-term position. References and resume required. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED at the Daintree Rainforest Beachfront location
in North Queensland. This great opportunity has just come up for
a caretaker for this beautiful beach location. We provide a free
shady site for your caravan on the beach front, water and the
amazing wildlife dreams are made of in exchange for light duties.
You provide your self-contained caravan and the willingness to
look after the property and keep the grounds tidy. This would
suit a couple who love nature and the beachfront. This is an
incredible location, and our previous caretakers have all stayed
longer. This is an immediate start, with three months’ work
available. If interested, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Bundarra, New South Wales. Located on
the banks of the beautiful Gwydir River, this 1,600 hectare
property is 45 minutes to Armidale, Inverell and Uralla. The
caretakers can spend four to six months exploring this beautiful
area of New South Wales. You must be capable of doing some light
maintenance and moving the odd mob of cattle. A comfortable three
bedroom air-conditioned house with furniture provided. Dogs are
welcome. If you are in New South Wales, please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A CARETAKING COUPLE in Quilpie, a small town in the
southwest of Outback Queensland. We are seeking an active couple
with their own van to join our family on our cattle property
approximately 140 kilometers from Quilpie. We can offer an
undercover area for your van, power, water, Wi-Fi, meat and
access to a bathroom and laundry. We are seeking a couple to help
with gardening, mowing, feeding of animals, water runs and minor
maintenance, with further paid work available for suitable
individuals. We are open to start dates but the sooner the
better, and your length of stay is negotiable and we are happy
for pets to come along. The district is unique and vibrant with
numerous social activities and places to see and visit as well as
boasting the friendliest and most welcoming community. If this
sounds like it would suit you, we look forward to hearing from
you! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARAVAN PARK HELP NEEDED in the Yass area, in the Southern
Tablelands of New South Wales. I am looking for a couple to help
us with our park situated on the banks of the lovely Lake
Burrinjuck over the December and January time period. The main
duties would be the cleaning of amenities approximately three
hours a day and help in the shop on some days. This is a paid
position including a free powered site for your RV. There will be
lots of free time to go fishing and exploring. Please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED – a caretaker with good farm knowledge to manage
livestock and maintain infrastructure on our small farm close to
Perth in Western Australia. This position would ideally suit a
retired couple. The package includes a good house in an
attractive setting and a retainer. Local enquiries should call
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, you can Google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Hesperia, CA and also in Joshua
Tree. RV trailer space (single private spot) available. Must have
your own RV, Travel Trailer, or 5th Wheel. You will need to cover
utilities. Hookups - water, electric, and sewer. Please send
pictures of your RV, and your bio to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more info. Thank you.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom Napa home
from the beginning of January through the end of March, 2023
while I’ll be out of the country. I have five cats which also
will need to be taken care of – so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. You will need to reside in my home and take care
of my cats here. Please email me a letter about yourself and if
you are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able to provide
checkable references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOSTEL SITE MANAGER WANTED on the Northern California Coast, near
Lake Earl. Looking for a non-smoking hostel manager who has their
own fully self-contained RV. Duties involve compensated cleaning
upon guest departures, and yard maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with references, and your phone number.

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED for a 2,000 acre property in Calistoga,
California. The full-time ranch caretaker will live on the
property and will oversee the maintenance, security and upkeep of
the 2,000 acre ranch. A successful candidate will be able to
repair wooden and metal structures, operate and maintain tractors
and other light machinery, use chainsaws to down and remove
timber and be proactive in mowing, trimming, and maintaining the
grounds, along with maintenance and upkeep of the recreation
areas around a small lake, including equipment and structures
used on the lake for recreation. This position is meant for a
person or couple who will live on the property year-round and be
responsible for almost every aspect of the ranch. It is expected
that the ranch caretaker/manager will update ownership via text,
WhatsApp, and phone calls on a regular basis to ensure timely
communication. The primary responsibilities include maintaining
clear roadways throughout the ranch, down tree removal and
repairs as needed; mowing, trimming, and maintaining of the
grounds; maintenance and up-keep of any building structures;
repair and up-keep of gates, fences, and other barriers; operate,
maintain and complete routine ATV, farm and heavy equipment
maintenance; operation of dozer and backhoe; maintenance and
upkeep of the beach and recreation area around the lake, and
upkeep and setup of recreational equipment and toys; routinely
check the gates and all access points to ensure security;
coordinate drilling of wells and water storage, maintain the
weir; reservoir water quality, systems maintenance and water
usage reporting; operate, maintain and complete routine fire
truck maintenance and outfitting; improve secure storage areas
for equipment and materials; maintain and secure fuel tanks;
coordinate vendor access, such as electrical, gas, telecom, waste
and other services on the property; and other ranch duties as
necessary, dependent on the season and desired by the owner.
Weekend hours required. A valid driver’s license with a clean
driving record is required Housing provided, along with a salary
of $25.00 per hour. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ON SITE COUPLE IS NEEDED as ranch caretakers in Lakeside, CA.
We are only accepting San Diego County residents. We are looking
for a retired or semi-retired couple to be live-in caretakers for
a remote, private, secluded 1,000 acre ranch near Barona Casino.
Outdoor duties will include general property and grounds
maintenance, mowing fields, brush control, weed control,
gardening, tree trimming, and road grading. You must have
experience operating a John Deere 5510 tractor, or equivalent,
using a Gannon box scraper, brush hog, disc, etc. You will need
experience with DR Mowers, well maintenance, generator
maintenance, irrigation maintenance, and equipment maintenance.
Painting, maintaining, preserving and repairing fences, beams,
siding, porches, railings, structures and supports. Security of
premises. Work 20 hours per week. Indoor duties include cleaning
and maintaining homes and structures on the property,
administrative support, reports and coordination. This will take
five hours per week. Compensation is $20/hour, housing, and a
utilities allowance. Please email your resumes, qualifications,
experience, skill levels, etc. to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include “Lakeside, CA Caretakers” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes. Thanks.

CANADA

LIVE ON SITE APARTMENT BUILDING caretaker/manager couple needed
in Victoria, BC. A high-rise leasehold apartment building,
centrally located in Victoria, requires an experienced, full-time
live-in building manager/caretaker couple. Responsibilities will
include cleaning, grounds, minor maintenance, management, and
resident concerns; overseeing: residents, sub-contractors,
capital projects, and building operations; all general apartment
management duties; carrying and responding to emergency phone
calls. Must have experience in the industry and have the ability
to schedule and prioritize. Must be mature, reliable, energetic
and a hard-working couple. Compensation to be determined. The
couple must live on site, with no pets. To apply, please email
your resumes and contact phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SHORT-TERM CAT/HOUSESITTING opportunity available. We need
someone to stay and farm/house sit for about ten days starting
around the last week of December. We live in Gillam, a small town
on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. We are near the Hudson
Bay Railway line. You can stay here for free, sightsee in the
area, but be here enough hours in the day to keep our cats
company (there are two of them). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARMSTAY HELP NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Harrop, Nelson,
BC. Come and learn how to play with the plants. We are looking
for apprentice/helpers who can be here for various times in 2023.
We prefer helpers who can stay for at least eight weeks, though
depending on our needs and the time of year we will consider a
shorter stay. We are a small market garden, providing vegetables,
berries, herbs and edible flowers to our local food Co-op, a
retail farmers market, and restaurants and families in the Nelson
area. My husband and I have been running the market garden for 13
years. Gardening experience is not essential; we prefer a desire
and willingness to learn. There is room for your inspiration and
creativity here. If you have an interest in guiding and teaching
others you can take on various challenges in the leadership
aspects of the garden operation. We are looking for
apprentices/helpers with a serious and genuine interest in
learning organic market gardening skills. You must be teachable,
able to follow directions, ask questions as needed, and to
participate cooperatively with others as well individually. If
you are reliable, honest, responsible, physically fit, enjoy
outdoor activities in most weather conditions then we would be
happy to host you. We are an easy 20 minute car ride from the
cafes, pubs and stores of Nelson and 10 minutes from Balfour.
There is a very dependable bus service available just minutes
from the garden to get you to Nelson and other destinations.
There is a forest to explore above the property with many hiking
and biking trails. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a 10 minute
bicycle ride. A semi-private beach is just five minutes down the
road for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We have bikes
for you to use, a badminton court and two hammocks under the
walnut tree as well as a fire pit to cozy up to and enjoy with
friends on those starry nights. We understand the need for
balance between work and recreation, so we offer a different
arrangement to traditional "helper/apprentices" situations. We
are asking for only two hours of participation a day in exchange
for accommodation and utilities. Sharing a fully furnished
kitchen and living area. Laundry and wireless Internet provided.
Sorry, we can’t provide meals. You will need to have enough
monetary funds to supply your own personal food and needs. Sorry
no kids or pets. No smoking in the house Please bring appropriate
clothing and foot wear as well as a good head light or
flashlight. For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

SEEKING A GENERAL MANAGER: Work in the Rocky Mountains of
Colorado with one of the most amazing views as your backdrop!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a private Estate with lodging for one
group at a time, specializing in weddings, retreats, and
reunions. Looking for a mature and experienced General Manager to
lead our small team, execute operations, and grow our brand.
Management, home operational/logistical, and marketing/brand
management experience is a must. Need a big picture/big thinker!
To apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTHEAST JEFFERSON COUNTY, GOLDEN, COLORADO area, seeks a
full-time, long term caretaker/maintenance person. Duties
include, not limited to, all seasonal yard work and maintenance
for multiple exclusive properties. Must have a valid Driver's
License, clean MVR and be able to pass a background check.
Housing available. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER NEEDED at a private ranch on 300 acres.
Looking for a full-time, year-round, live-on caretaker near
Gunnison, surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management.
Responsibilities include maintenance of three dwellings, a large
workshop and barn, and two irrigated pastures. General household
maintenance, upkeep, repair and cleaning. Manicured lawn upkeep.
No livestock currently but could be added in the future. A
combination of general mechanic, construction, and agricultural
experience required. Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle
operation/maintenance required. Looking for someone with
initiative who is a self-starter with the ability to research
problems for a solution. Full-time housing available on the
ranch. Salary based on experience. References required. Send a
resume, a brief biography and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Dolores, Colorado. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is seeking a live on site, year-round caretaker with their own
RV. Located on the beautiful forks of the Dolores Rivers, at the
mouth of the Dolores Valley and the upper reaches of McPhee
Reservoir. The position includes a full-hookup RV site with all
utilities included. You must have an RV and be willing to commit
to stay here for 18 months. Must have verifiable references and
be able to pass a background check. For additional information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a hardworking ranch
hand/caretaker. Here is your chance to work outside with animals
on one of the most beautiful horse properties in Durango. Daily
horse feeding, property maintenance, irrigation, lawn care,
general upkeep and just making the property look good. We need an
all-around hard worker with fencing, irrigation, small engine and
vehicle maintenance skills. Need to be able to figure out how to
fix things. Must be a hard worker that hustles! If you don't
hustle please don't apply. Must be honest, must be a
self-starter. 40 hours per week. Starting pay of $16.00 per hour,
and we will provide a two bedroom cute barn apartment. Health
insurance, benefits and pay increase after 90 days. With the free
housing, free utilities, free internet, benefits and salary this
is a $60,000.00 opportunity. Would also consider a couple and
would have roughly 20 hours per week for the trailing spouse at
the same wage. The position is also open without housing at
$19.00 per hour starting pay. Nonsmoker. No phone calls please.
Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let us know if you would like to bring
family, pets or animals.

CONNECTICUT

AN AWARD WINNING B&B in Litchfield County, CT (1.5 hours to New
York City) is looking for an assistant Innkeeper or couple to
join our growing staff. Help manage all day-to-day operations of
a 16 room Inn. This is a hands-on position. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to housekeeping, breakfast, concierge
services, social media, and administrative responsibilities. We
pride ourselves on cleanliness and have maintained superior
customer reviews. Competitive base salary, accommodations, and
revenue share offered. Must be able to work independently with an
owner’s mindset. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
January 1 through March 31, 2023. 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

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time live-in Innkeeper
for our beautiful five room bed and breakfast located in East
Hampton, CT. The job responsibilities include greeting guests,
answering phone calls, reply to emails, social media,
housekeeping, room changeovers, food shopping, preparing and
serving breakfasts for guests and making sure all aspects of the
guests stay are satisfactory. Compensation includes a room in the
Mansion including all utilities and a percentage of the room and
event sales. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

AN EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER/CATSITTER is needed. Located on the
Fulham/Putney border of London, occasional overnight and
part-time needed for a couple and one nervous cat. The house is
near the Putney Bridge tube/mainline and the bus station is 200
yards away. Parking is available. Must be flexible, reliable and
available with short notice for periods up to 14 days. This
position would really suit one retiree. Must be a non-smoker. We
are security conscious, so we require a Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS) check, and good references. Please apply for
further information and tell me about the relevant experience you
have with cats/animals and why this position would suit you.
Please apply for more information by writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

CARETAKER NEEDED in Central Florida (Mount Dora) ASAP. Need a
retired couple year-round to live on 10 acres to help with our
yard and house work. Housing provided in exchange for working 50
hours per month. Additional hours with compensation may be
available after 50 hours per month. Background check required. No
smoking/no pets. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED at a five acre horse and kennel property in the
Goethe State Forest area of Florida. You will need to feed,
clean/disinfect, treat the animals, and let them in and out,
(dogs/puppies, cats, and horses). Our pool will be available (if
it’s cleaned). Full-time am/pm (RV accommodation provided, plus
$10 - 15/hour). Enjoy Florida! Fishing, kayaking, beaches, trail
riding, beach riding, boating, etc. Lots of veterinary and animal
experience available. Other jobs available on the farm for pay,
if experienced. Non-smokers only, no pets, and one to two people
maximum. Must be dependable, reliable, and capable. Experienced
people can apply by emailing your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

HELP WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Vernantes, Saumur, in the
Loire Valley has some rooms to renovate, as well as finishing
touches all around the chateau. We have availability for you
throughout the year and are keen to book interested people, like
yourself, for longer periods anytime over the year. We ask for a
minimum stay of two weeks with us, but longer periods are a big
bonus. We love positive enthusiastic people who enjoy all that
life offers and can share that energy with those around them. If
you like working in the garden or have general handyman
skills...we would love to hear from you. We would also love a
stonemason to join us, as we have a few stone walls to repair.
And if you have experience working behind the bar or preparing
breakfasts, then that works for us too, over the summer period.
We also love any tradespeople...or those with renovation
experience. The gardens and grounds take a bit to look after with
22 acres of forest, a formal French garden, an orchard and
vegetable plot, a picnic area, an in-ground pool, and a moat with
20 caves. So if you like working outside, this is the place for
you. We have a regular team of gardeners but we need additional
help from people who want to potter about doing additional
weeding and whipper-snippering. For reasons of health and safety
you must be able to speak English to a good standard. We run an
accommodation business in the chateau over the summer, in order
to raise money to effect the renovation work. Accommodation for
helpers is in a three bedroomed shared (either twin or
double-bedded rooms) converted outbuilding on the grounds, with
shared bathroom/laundry, living/kitchen/dining and Wi-Fi. We ask
that you work the minimum of 28 hours a week, but we like you to
work longer hours during the week five to six hours per day, so
you can take off two days over the weekend, to explore the area.
There is a lot to do in the region in your free time and we’ve
got bikes for you to use to get around. You`ll need a sturdy pair
of boots and depending on the season, warm clothes and a
waterproof jacket would be handy. We provide gloves and Personal
Protective Equipment if necessary. We also have a fully-equipped
carpentry workshop and saw mill. You will be in excellent
company, have decent accommodation and eat good food. Three meals
a day are offered with shared cooking facilities, as you get an
allowance to buy food from the local Supermarket and we share
some meals with you in the chateau. Why don`t you join us and
immerse yourself in the French way of life at an ancient castle
in the Loire. We are Jenny and David, from Australia. We speak
English and are trying to learn French! Please call us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GEORGIA 

PART-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in northwest Georgia. I have 85
acres, three homes, 25 acres wooded, and a five acre fishing lake
and 40 acre rented cattle pasture. This is a family farm, and
certified wildlife habitat. Located an hour north of Atlanta and
Chattanooga, TN, near Rome, GA. Part-time 22 hours groundskeeper
work per week in exchange for rent in a new two bedroom/two
bathroom 1,080 sq. ft. private home with carport, fireplace,
acreage and outbuilding for equipment storage. You pay utilities.
Gardening space also available. Duties will include: bush hog,
mowing, spraying, trimming, pressure washing, handyman, general
upkeep, driveway and equipment maintenance, weeding-gardening,
fence repair, animal care, pond maintenance, “gate keeper”,
pet care, etc. Additional hourly pay available if interested in
housekeeping and driving (think, Ms. Daisy). Looking for healthy,
fit, no drugs or alcohol, and clean driving record applicants.
This is a long-term position with a great family. References and
maintenance equipment experience required. Minor plumbing, and
electrical a plus. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE NEEDED for a plantation south of Savannah, on the coast
and on the water. Requires the couple to maintain extensive
grounds, woodland roads, and have building maintenance skills for
14 100-year-old buildings. The couple will receive a $75,000
salary, plus a beautiful spacious 100-year-old three bedroom/two
bathroom house overlooking the water. The property is long
considered ecologically and environmentally one of the most
pristine on the Eastern Seaboard. This job is for a couple with
passion for nature and history, and willing to do hard physical
work to preserve it. Please reply by telephone:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape to 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 U.S. 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 seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 32+ 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. 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, WhatsApp,
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. Responses should be received within 48 hours.
Aloha and mahalo!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to work on the historical island of Videy for
the 17th year in a row with our host, the city of Reykjavík from
May 9 to May 18, 2023. Videy is a popular destination during the
summer among Icelandic and foreign visitors. Videy or “Wood
Island” is the largest island in the Kollafjorour Bay, just
outside Reykjavík. The island is covered by many species of
plants and at least 30 species of breeding birds have been
counted here. Videy was inhabited soon after the settlement of
Iceland in the 10th century. In the beginning of the 20th
century, around 100 people lived there. Today the island is
uninhabited. There is a regular ferry connection between the
island and the harbor of Reykjavík. The island is only a few
hundred meters away from the city and the trip takes a few
minutes. This makes Videy so special; it is a peaceful place,
very close to the busy city life of the capital. There are hiking
and cycling paths around the island and there is no motor traffic
allowed. It also features intriguing sculptural artwork, amongst
them all nine pairs of basalt pillars that comprise Richard
Serra’s work “Áfangar” and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine
Peace” column, a tower of light, which is supported by the
widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest on Videy are
related to archaeological research. Volunteers will help prepare
the island for the summer season. Volunteers will beautify the
surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the
coastline, for instance by hand-picking garbage or collecting
trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the shores and
surroundings. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may carry out some
gardening activities as well and possibly make and maintain
walking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit the
area without damaging it and this important work also helps to
improve safety for visitors. Depending on the advance of the
project and weather conditions, volunteers may have other
possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden
furniture. The working day normally runs from 9am to 5pm with
breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some
flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's changeable weather, as
we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities
planned. The temperature in May can drop during the evenings.
Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and work in all
kinds of weather, as it can get cold and rainy. The working plan
is flexible and it will depend on the needs of our host. No
previous experience is necessary. The camp takes place around the
summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are
almost as bright as the days. The bright nights are magical and
staying awake and enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a unique
experience. During the time of the camp, participants will have
the opportunity to experience the midnight sun as there are 24
hours of light even if the sun does set for short periods of
time. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be lodged in a local
house on Videy Island, in shared rooms. The facilities are
equipped with a kitchen, shower, and a washing machine. Everyone
is expected to show consideration for their companions.
Participants will sleep in shared rooms. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be
in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget
to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music,
games or movies from your country for the intercultural evening.
Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in
Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them
from your country. For more info please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IDAHO  

CARETAKER POSITION available in a beautiful RV Park in Cascade,
Idaho. The caretaker must live on-site (housing furnished), and
report to work on time and complete hours as scheduled. No
unapproved time off. Must be able to follow directives, and be
flexible to changes of duties. Skill sets desired include:
backhoe/front end loader experience, mechanical knowledge, lawn
and ground maintenance, septic systems/lift station maintenance,
swimming pool maintenance, cleaning and maintenance of club
house, bathrooms, and laundromat. Many of these functions are
trainable. Cell phone required. Compensation includes an hourly
wage (will be discussed at our interview), paid vacation, and
three bedroom/two bathroom housing with utilities included:
annual value $25,020. An applicant must be receptive to
instruction and be willing to dedicate to performing all duties.
All applicants must provide their work history and skills
information. To apply, please send your information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED at a 10 acre horse ranch in Weiser, Idaho from
December 22nd to March 1st. Must have experience, handling,
catching, feeding, watering and grooming horses. Must know basic
horse medical issues and load and haul horses to the vet if
needed. You will also have to feed/water and pick up eggs from
the chickens, and feed/water a cat. Take care of two dogs for 12
days. Tractor experience is important for moving hay and taking
trash to the road. No pets please. Housing and a salary of
$750/month offered. Please reply with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

INDIANA  

HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED at an equestrian facility in Danville,
Indiana. We are a small farm looking to hire the right person or
family that has experience with horses and are willing to do
what’s right by the horses. Living accommodation may be
available for the right person. Chores include feeding, dragging
the arenas, filling water buckets, troughs, general cleaning and
stalls. All equipment is provided. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IRELAND

NEED AN EXTREMELY KIND, PEACEFUL INDIVIDUAL (or couple) to watch
my beloved elder kitty, Athena, from December 19th through
December 29th. She mainly needs daily food and a lot of
affection. In exchange, you would get to spend Christmastime in a
cozy, thatched cottage in the seaside town of Skerries. Located
in the heart of the town, you would be just a few minutes' walk
from all amenities and the beach. Also, to day-tour Dublin, the
regular train service goes to the city (12-minute walk to
station). Please apply with your personal background, experience
caring for pets (cats in particular), and why you think you would
be the perfect fit for this opportunity to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY 

RANCH AND CATTLE CARETAKER NEEDED in southern Kentucky. Looking
for someone to take care of a farm in Kings Mountain, Kentucky.
The farm runs 750-1,000 of feeder cattle. Duties to include but
not limited to checking the cattle daily, feeding hay and grain,
putting out salt, fixing fences. Bush hog. Pay will depend on
experience and a house will be provided on the property. The
caretaker will have a place to keep your horses and hay. Must be
honest, a self-starter, reliable, and possess a good work ethic.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on Great Diamond Island, Casco Bay
– Portland, Maine has an Innkeeper opportunity available for
the 2023 season (April to October). This position is ideal for a
seasoned individual or couple that also has solid F&B experience
including events. You will be responsible for day-to-day
operations of the Inn and Restaurant, hiring and managing summer
staff, and delivering the highest level of cleanliness and
service. Housing provided on the island. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

MARYLAND

LIVE-IN PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm.
We are looking for a hard-working and self-motivated individual
to maintain the barn and grounds of a small privately owned horse
farm in Potomac, Maryland. The successful candidate must have a
pleasant attitude and the ability to work well and communicate
with coworkers, homeowners and vendors. This position requires a
knowledge of mowers, tractors, trailers and other farm equipment.
Handyman skills are a plus. A familiarity with horse care is also
required. However, this is not a horse focused job - the primary
responsibilities are the care and maintenance of the structures
and grounds on the property. The candidate must have a driver’s
license and be willing to work flexible hours as the job
requires. Duties include, but are not limited to, cutting grass
(z-turn and bush hog), pasture maintenance, weed eating, trimming
trees, mulching, general barn maintenance, including fence and
miscellaneous repairs, and property inspection to identify areas
requiring attention. In addition, assisting the barn manager with
the care of four horses (feeding, turning in/out and stall
cleaning) is required. This is a salaried position and includes a
full benefits package including medical, dental and 401-k. A
private one bedroom apartment is included. This is a fantastic
opportunity for the right person. We are looking for a long-term
employee who takes pride in their job. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

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

LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME CARETAKER to live on a beautiful private
estate on Cape Ann to look after my home and property and assist
a single mother and her two young children primarily on the
weekends. This person is essentially a part of the family and
helps with organizing the household and completing errands. Other
essential duties and responsibilities might include: making sure
the house and property is in good condition; manage special
projects for the house and property improvement; serving as a
companion to the mother and children; transporting children to
and from appointments, errands, activities, etc.; preparing meals
when necessary; performing light housekeeping duties (e.g.,
keeping the kitchen clean, laundry); keeping an eye on the
children, the property, and farm animals; shopping and running
errands; and maintaining a safe and comfortable home environment.
The right person needs to be highly organized and be able to
multitask, and they must be able to help with a range of home
chores, such as preparing meals and cleaning. This is not a
full-time position and having a primary career is acceptable.
Most of the responsibility is on the weekend. Housing is in a
large private studio with a bathroom attached to the house. The
pay is specific to the person and the level of need – this will
be determined upon finding the right person. A strong candidate
should be compassionate and friendly, as they’re regularly
working with the family and providing them with a positive and
encouraging atmosphere. Candidates might also have CPR and first
aid training and be ready to use it in emergency situations in
case unexpected critical health issues occur. It’s also
important for the candidate to hold a driver’s license so they
can easily transport the children to and from their appointments
and run errands. The right person will be subject to background
checks and must sign a waiver. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Passion ~ Two Renaissance People on the Road to their Dreams  
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Julie - Gardening, Tennis, Horses, Animal
Communication, Feng Shui
David - Marketing, being Mr. Fixit/Making Things, Guitar
David and Julie - Hiking, Kayaking, Acting of course, Film and
Theatre and making movies!
Quote: “If you build it, they will come...” Field of Dreams
feature film with Kevin Costner.

Julie and David at Lucia Falls, Washington

	It seemed to take hold of us from the beginning when we met in
2010. I was doing housesitting in Los Angeles at the time besides
my endeavors in the Entertainment Industry. I had housesat for
many people in the Hollywood business, including celebrities. We
had only known each other for two weeks after meeting, but I had
a yearly housesit I had done in Seattle for years. I kept hearing
this voice in my head - “ask him to come with you.” “No”,
I thought, “I love that drive and some alone time after LA.”
The Voice wouldn’t stop. So, okay. I asked him did he want to
drive up with me, then he could fly back. He had never seen the
Pacific Northwest - which I had lived in on and off for 10 years
– and am an extremely Big fan of it. 
	He said, “Why not?!” We started out the road trip up the
stunning Coast Highway 1 route and the 101 towards Seattle. We
had a terrific time (I love the Bill Murray story - take a trip
with someone if you think you are in love. “If you can make it
through that without killing each other - come home and get
married immediately.”) We arrived in Oregon then Washington and
David was bowled over with the beauty. We stayed for about a
month. 
He never took the plane ride back. I couldn’t get him to
leave... LOL. 
	David had a huge Hollywood career working with Tom Hanks, Ron
Howard and many others. I started out since I was 12 in the
theatre and then went to New York City - one of my dreams for
many years. Turns out - David and I almost met each other there
20 years before. His friend lived on the same street I did.
Synchronicity. 
And, here we are with a decade now of housesitting, of property
caretaking and in the last two years added Guest Innkeeping to
our resume. It seemed to evolve. It has a life of its own. 
	David and I ended up starting an online boutique marketing firm
that helps small businesses. We began to help the Big Foot Lodge
in Hood River, Oregon with marketing - until one day the owner
lost their part-time Guest Host. We felt like we could ‘flip an
egg’ and she was wonderful to work with, giving us full rein of
the place while she was out of the country. We helped avert many
a crisis in bookings while there, got her up on Google which was
unclaimed heretofore, got her a great review system going on Yelp
and got her up to a 4 star rating across the internet. We kept
going back to help and found that we loved hosting, interacting
with people, and the adventure of running a Lodge in Oregon! 
	Suddenly, we found that many Innkeepers never get a break and
also thought - we would make great “Temporary Guest Hosts”
while people took a break from their business. We know things! We
then took a six month gig with a friend’s country property
while they snow birded and put all our stuff in storage - and it
just kept on going! 
At the time, I remembered The Caretaker Gazette! And thought -
“Oh, Yeah?!” I had subscribed a decade before when I was
looking for horse ranches in Montana to do research for a horse
script I was writing. Anyway, I contacted Gary, gave him my Visa
card info and signed up again with a new subscription. 
	We immediately talked to a fellow in France with a chateau who
was interested in us but the timing was off - we still plan on
going there some time, we are on his ‘notify’ list. We
interviewed for a $70,000 job in the Pennsylvania countryside
with horses. We talked to a Montana entrepreneur about being
caretakers while they mostly weren’t there. A Colorado property
was very interested in us too, but the locale wasn’t really
right for us. Word to the wise: Make sure the terrain and weather
and lifestyle of the place you are choosing is something that
really matches what works for you! We even toyed with the idea of
being private executive cooks for a wealthy family, since we love
great food and had some experience - why not make $90,000 a year
feeding people fantastic meals? 
	And, voila, within about two weeks we had some seriously good
offers from our first issue of the Gazette. One such connection
came from a Pennsylvania property owner. He had converted a
historic old church and property into a fantastic event center,
and made the Rectory and Convent into a bed and breakfast
operation. He had a Help-Wanted ad in that issue looking for
Innkeepers, so we were intrigued and answered his ad. 

Front of West Grove Chapel

The Dock, Little Glen Lake, M22 Inn

	We booked a flight out to see him after reading his ad and
speaking to him. We got there and it turns out - the Rectory
wasn’t really ready for innkeeping yet as it was still
unfurnished and being renovated. We said, “Heck, why don’t we
help you get your online presence going through on the Chapel?”

	We became Project Managers long distance for them, worked on his
website, got all his social media in place, got them a newspaper
article, worked the Facebook angle and bookings came flowing in.
After that, we helped him with vacation properties throughout
Pennsylvania, including beautiful eclectic Cottages (go for the
fall colors, folks!), built a website and rinsed and repeated
what we had done for the Chapel. 
	We just loved the owner and his family and being able to serve
them to get their dreams off the ground has been a treasured gig.
The Rectory just had its first booking and will now be ready for
an Innkeeper! We continue to talk to the stakeholders and work on
all the marketing. That was a big win for us, and great income
while we were looking for other gigs ~ to be able to use all our
knowledge and to help someone to get their dream. 
	The first idea was to be ‘rent free’ and put in some great
savings while we did property caretaking. It has been that way
for two years now. We found another opportunity through the
Gazette listings and ran an Airbnb on the Oregon Coast for the
next winter. Then, the Universe ... (because “everything is
always working out for us” ‘-) presented us with a Gazette ad
in Michigan, after another Coastal job we just missed getting
because of a timing issue. I got a sudden email from another
historic inn, this one in Glen Arbor, Michigan after sending in
our resumes. 
Michigan, hmmm...??? Never would have thought of going there?
Turns out - we had no idea Michigan was so gorgeous! The water on
the little lake, literally looks almost like the Caribbean. Who
knew?! 
	After discussing some details, the response was: “When can we
talk?” We Facetimed an interview (which we always recommend!)
and got along famously with the General Manager. You want to
always make sure your energies match, and you ask pertinent
questions about the property. The Owner walked in during it and
said, with a smile, “So, okay - when are you starting?” 
	The historic Michigan Inn, now called the M22 Inn, was a vintage
property and a huge creative challenge from that standpoint but
we arrived excitedly to meet the General Manager and Owner who we
just got along so well with - and off we went. We felt like our
talents of organizing, passionately serving the guests,
beautifying wherever we could really made a difference. One
guest, who had been there for 30 years on and off when it was
newly purchased by our owner, was upset when she arrived in June.
She said that things weren’t the way they were used to. She
came back in two months - and actually took me aside to tell me
“Something is really different here, something has miraculously
changed! The energy is so different. The flowers on the tables
outside. Everything feels so clean. The lobby is now so cute with
the vintage furniture made into a cafe feel.” All, things we
implemented. 
	Flowers, always flowers - even if just from the garden in each
room - make such a difference to people feeling taken care of
like you went the extra mile. We have learned a lot in the last
10 years to add to our caretaking skills. David folds a mean
fitted sheet now and we can ‘peacock fold’ the towel rack
which looks so inviting. We left the historic Inn in Michigan a
better place and helped people make memories for a lifetime...
how’s that for touching the world with your heart and talents?

	People were always amazed. They thought this rent-free lifestyle
was amazing. Nearly every guest asked - ‘How did you get to do
this job?’ Our answer - “this little gem called The Caretaker
Gazette.” Then, we share some of our story. 
	We will continue to coach people on how they can have this
lifestyle. And, we enthusiastically will also continue to support
Inns and B&Bs, and vacation rentals with our marketing consulting
to share how to get the most from their business in ways they
never heard of. 
	It’s a pretty good life, right? 
	What do we love about it? It gives David and me a chance to
write this lifestyle. We can carve out time to write without a
heavy mortgage or rent, in fact, we are working on a TV Pilot
about all our innkeeping adventures. On property caretaking gigs
- even more time. It gives us time to read, and participate in
nature - and after many years working hard as entrepreneurs - it
is giving us finally extra money to make the next creative vision
happen. 
Thanks, Gary and The Caretaker Gazette!!! We will continue to
recommend you. 
We will build it (with your help, Gary) and the next gig will
come!

Julie and David in front of the M22 Inn

MICHIGAN  

CARETAKER NEEDED IN BALDWIN, MICHIGAN. A private 13 bedroom fly
fishing club in Baldwin is looking for caretaker(s). The primary
duties are Food Service, Housekeeping, General Maintenance, and
Groundskeeping. Compensation can include year round use of the
Caretakers’ home including all utilities, plus a salary
commensurate with experience. This can be a seasonal position
from April 15 through November 15. If interested, please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI  

WORKING CARETAKER WANTED for a small family owned working horse,
cattle and hay farm in Perkinston, in central Stone County. A one
bedroom apartment is available for the caretaker. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MONTANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located adjacent to Glacier National Park
Montana is a guest ranch that rents weekly to families and large
groups. We are looking for a couple to help with the 2023 season,
June through September. Responsibilities include helping the chef
with meals, turnover on weekends and laundry. General maintenance
includes landscaping and fencing. Wages approximately $1,000 per
week including tips. Room (a nice trailer) and meals. Please
visit our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and email Jim or Chris
Stewart at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The ideal couple would be from
Arizona. Folks looking to leave the hot summer for the cool
mountain air in Montana. Jim winters in Scottsdale and is
available for interviews.  

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED in Polebridge, Montana now through March
31st, with flexibility in the start and end dates. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a winter caretaker. Like to ski? Like
to be in nature? Like solitude? Remote student? This position
includes free housing with all utilities included. We have fast
(faster than town) reliable internet, and a monthly paycheck is
provided. Tasks include but are not limited to caring for farm
animals (dogs, cats, sheep, and chickens) maintenance and
chopping wood. Wood heat is the only source of heat, and the
candidate must be comfortable using a wood stove. Vacation time
available! Please send your resume and mini cover letter
explaining why you would be a good fit for the position to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOROCCO

ORGANIC FARMSTAY HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Tagounite, Zagora, Morocco. My name is Khalid, I`m 35 and I live
in Tagounite (65 kilometers from Zagora) with my family in a
farmhouse that belonged to my father. Life is everywhere here! We
have many animals (dogs, cats, a donkey, sheep, and chickens),
gardens, growing vegetables, date palms and olive trees. There is
a lot of work to do here and any help will be very useful. The
farm is very large, and I have many projects in mind to improve
and develop the farm site but I need motivated people to move
forward. The terrain is also very large (five hectares) which is
perfect for growing vegetables, alfalfa, wheat and date palms.
There is potable running water, a sink, toilet and shower and a
steam room. I need manpower and experience in agriculture and the
development of my farm. I am open to the concept of permaculture
and organic farming. We never use chemicals here. I would like
you to share the good ideas and put it all in place. If you feel
motivated to help me here, do not hesitate to call. I also know
the entire region of southern Morocco and the desert very well,
so it is possible to go for a few days of adventure for those who
wish. If you’re in Morocco, please call me on my Mobile at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info. Peace, Khalid

NEW MEXICO 

FULL-TIME RANCH/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED near Taos, New Mexico.
This is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run a
privately owned, 5,000+ acre ranch in the beautiful landscape of
Northern New Mexico. The Ranch is located 40 minutes by car west
of Taos, not far from the Taos Ski Valley. This position requires
managing all operations of the ranch property including the
maintenance and cleaning of the existing five homes/cabins on the
property, bison facility, gardens, grounds, roads, fences, water
system/tanks, irrigation system, wells, etc. Assessing the
condition of the ranch’s facilities and equipment to determine
if they need repair or replacement. While previous experience
with livestock (bison) would be a big plus, it is not a
requirement. The Ranch Manager is also responsible for paying the
bills for gas, diesel and hay in the winter. In addition, the
Ranch Manager takes care of paying the property taxes, renewal of
leases for the water rights and finding any local workers if
necessary. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated,
reliable, responsible, intelligent, mechanically inclined
(electrical is also a big plus) and able to work independently
with little direction. Good communication and problem solving
skills are a must. Some management of seasonal help may be
required. This position is open to a single individual, or a
couple. A very competitive salary ($80,000+), and free housing in
a brand new private two bedroom onsite home will be provided.
Open to providing a relocation allowance as well. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE for an individual or couple –
March 15 through November 30, 2023 at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
located at the edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in
Cimarron, New Mexico. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a historic 1912
adobe villa situated on 225 acres in a stunning, remote setting
adjacent to Philmont Scout Ranch. Listed on New Mexico Registry
of Cultural Properties and National Register of Historic Places.
This professionally operated Inn has hosted guests for over 30
years, and has a long-established clientele and excellent reviews
from our guests. This is a hands-on position and includes the
typical tasks of reservations, guest services, shopping, cooking,
housekeeping, laundry, light maintenance, etc. Housekeepers take
care of most room cleaning, but some housekeeping by the
Innkeeper will be necessary. Applicants must be self-motivated,
well-organized, detail oriented, personable and professional.
Direct Innkeeping experience, excellent references, and
background check required. On-site suite and utilities are
provided in addition to salary. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from January 16 – 22, 2023 for two dogs, and
one cat. Must be alright with off-grid winter life, and a
semi-rural, remote location (21 minutes to Rio Rancho, New
Mexico). We've been building an off-grid house and haven't taken
a break in two years. I recently surprised my husband with a trip
and now we need someone to watch our animals and our one acre.
Stay in your own rig on site or in our tiny house. We cannot pay,
but we will leave plenty of food and firewood for you for the
days we are gone. This can turn into a work exchange/living
situation if you want to help us cob our house! You can check us
out on Instagram XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We'd be forever grateful!

ADVANCED CAREGIVER NEEDED for a young lady in Taos with
progressive MS. The applicant should be compassionate, mindful,
patient, flexible, and physically strong. Experience with
neurological illness preferred. Some travel, knowledge of
holistic care, cooking food as medicine, outings with disability
devices on nature trails. Reading literature and light computer
projects. Pay is $22 an hour with travel reimbursement.
References and resume, please. For more information, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

TRAIL GUIDE/RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in beautiful Montauk on Long Island,
NY. We are looking for a capable trail guide and caretaker of our
50 horses. We do trail rides through gorgeous trails and onto the
breathtaking beach. This is an opportunity to make money on a
horse in an incredible setting. This is a year round position.
Housing will be available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat starting right after Christmas through January 31,
2023. 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

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND, Property Caretaker at a private
residence that includes 700 acres of leased out farm land and
rental homes in Millerton, NY. The individual must be hands-on,
healthy, and naturally service-oriented with a positive work
ethic. The job includes a full-time grounds keeping assistant,
two bedroom cottage, medical coverage, and a competitive salary.
Duties include performing light-duty construction and repairs on
properties and equipment; oversee and coordinate with outside
contractors as required; be available 24/7 for emergencies and
snow removal; grounds and landscaping maintenance, including
watering, pruning, weeding, and trimming as needed; car washing,
fueling, keeping registrations current; and keep utility vehicles
in working order; manage garbage/trash/debris collection at the
home property; assist with keeping all tools and equipment in
good repair, fueled, and properly stored; maintaining systems,
troubleshooting appliances; sweep and clean walks/porches; water
the gardens; mow lawns; collect leaves; snow removal; and
generally assist in keeping outside premises in an orderly, clean
condition; operate and maintain tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and
other power tools; pruning and removing trees and shrubs;
maintain and repair irrigation, water features, swimming pool,
plumbing, and some electrical systems; assess repairs as needed
at rental properties and contact required tradespeople as
required; meet with and assist contractors for scheduled home
maintenance/repairs. The schedule is full-time, year-round with
half-day Saturday support. Vacation time to be arranged. A
competitive salary is offered, along with live-in accommodations
available in a modern two bedroom/two bathroom cottage with
central air, located within the property. Utilities included.
Health benefits available. The property caretaker requirements
include a minimum of three-year experience in property
caretaking, being highly organized with effective time management
skills, being in strong physical health and able to lift 50
pounds easily, having a keen attention to detail, and basic
carpentry skills. Must be proactive in communication and have a
valid driver’s license and be authorized to work without
restriction in the U.S., and pass a background check. Please
apply with your resume or a detailed history of your related job
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

NEW ZEALAND 

HELP NEEDED. Our bush block on the western coast of the
Coromandel Peninsula occupies a completely secluded valley
surrounded by regenerating forest with beautiful views, bush
walks and a lovely stream. The only sounds are from birds, the
sea and the stream. A five minutes' drive from here is a great
cafe, a safe swimming beach is five minutes' walk, all the hiking
trails and attractions of the Coromandel Peninsula is one hour to
90 minutes' drive from here and Thames Township with cafes and
shops is 20 minutes away. On the property there are always plenty
of things needing attention and help is very much appreciated.
There are invasive weeds to remove, vegetable and flower gardens
to tend, and pines to fell and cut for firewood. There's building
maintenance and cleaning, tracks to clear and fruit trees to
tend. These tasks don't need previous experience, just energy and
willingness after initial direction. Any previous building
experience and skill would be very welcome as would the ability
to use a chainsaw, log splitter or a scrub-bar (weedeater). This
would suit a single person, a couple or two friends - keen to
help for a few days while exploring the Coromandel on leisure
days. There are two spare bedrooms and a bathroom available for
helpers, one bedroom with a double bed. This is a strictly
vegetarian household, (the egg, meat, fish and chicken free
version of vegetarian) and vegans are also welcome and provided
for. If you’re in the area and would like to learn more, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I look forward to hearing from you.

NORTH CAROLINA

LIVE IN OUR GUEST COTTAGE overlooking a bold mountain creek. Our
nine acre home site is within a conservation community with
trails and waterfalls. This Western North Carolina location is a
rural, gated community east of Asheville and Black Mountain.
I-40, at the Old Fort exit, is 11 miles away. Lake Lure and the
Blue Ridge Parkway are 15 to 40 minutes. We’re an active
retired couple looking for a settled middle-aged person, minimum
age 60, to help us gain freedom of movement knowing our pets and
property are being cared for when we are away for a day or a few
weeks. Our location has been popular with artists and outdoor
lovers who enjoy walking/hiking/gardening. In exchange for our
cottage/utilities/laundry are pet care as needed, and about 18
hours per week that will include landscape maintenance/handyman
skills at the cottage and house, light gardening, occasional
light housekeeping or errands. Flexible scheduling except when
pet care is needed. Extra income is available depending on the
level of skills. This offering is for an undetermined period. Can
be short-term (months) to a couple of years. No children, outside
pets or live-ins. The caretaker will need to stay in the main
house when we are away for periods to properly take care of our
pets. We have three elderly cats and one 17-year-old Jack Russell
mix. Our pets are settled/good natured. The starting date will be
after mid-November 2022. We offer rent free and expense-free
living in our two bedroom, 1½ bath cottage, located 300 ft. from
the main house. The cottage has its own garden plot, porch, and
patio. Internet is provided. No landline. We will try and match
your skills and experience level to our needs. Applicants must
have a basic independent income and not be solely financially
dependent on our arrangement. Details of your past work
experiences needed. References checked. Proof of minimum income
required, i.e. Social Security/pension/other. Non-smokers. No
drugs. Able-bodied in good health. Reliable transportation. No
offsite work. No drama. We’re not looking for a manager or
executive type. No staff here to supervise. Written resume and
photos required. An initial Zoom or FaceTime meeting plus an
in-person meeting is required before commitment. Inquires must be
within reasonable proximity to North Carolina if you're
considering relocating here. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENJOY HIKING, BIKING, AND LAKE LIFE in a drama-free, stress-free
setting! Live at a beautiful family-owned Resort at the base of
the Smoky Mountains. We are in search of a property
caretaker/couple to live on-site and join our community. Must
have handyman skills and be available on-call for general
property maintenance and last-minute repairs. About 25 paid hours
per week (more hours available when needed and rate to be
determined). Responsibilities include general maintenance, upkeep
and beautification of the property. If you are a "jack of all
trades" then we want to hear from you! Please email your bio to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? Love the sea? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing - connecting places
and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and - of course - boats, can grow!
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
would be interested in our community and include “Sea Gypsy
Application” in the Subject Line: so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OHIO

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

OREGON 

HELLO! I am semi-retired and living in one of the most beautiful
places in the Northwest. The Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon
on three acres, and on the Applegate River, in Jacksonville. I
have an RV site on the river which has power (30 amp.), great
Wi-Fi, and freshwater. I will have the holding tanks pumped as
needed and will provide a 100 gallon propane tank with fuel at
your pad. If you do not have an RV I would be open to buying one!
This is being offered as a long-term/full-time stay. The ideal
candidate would be a single person with an RV in good condition,
who would like to live rent free with all utilities paid, in
trade for animal feeding and grounds supervision.
Responsibilities would be caring for three sheep and two
sheepdogs, feeding once a day and keeping water feeders and bowls
clean in the mornings. Walking the fence-line for holes and
keeping an eye on the irrigation system during Spring and Summer,
and notify the owner if repairs are needed. If you enjoy
gardening, there is space here to create raised boxes, or an
in-ground garden, and there is endless water here from the river
during the hotter months. Several fruit trees are on the property
and wild blackberries in late summer. Fishing for Steelhead,
Salmon and Trout is seasonal and requires a permit. While I am
away, you would have access to the heated saltwater pool and the
rest of the grounds. I'd also ask you to mow the two acres of
grass using my Kubota ride-on tractor, once a week or less, and
some lite weed eating. While I am on the property, just animal
feeding/watering in the mornings and evenings would be needed.
Big Plus if you enjoy yard work and can perform simple repairs on
the property, and I would pay for harder extra work, but this
would be on rare occasions, unless you would like to work, in
which case it could be more often. All other free time is yours,
so if you have other work or activities in the area, you will
only need to check waters in the morning and be back in the
evenings to feed and water animals. I prefer no other guests on
the property, and the caretaker should be drug free and pretty
much keep to themselves. Enjoy river kayaking at your doorstep,
endless hiking and biking in the area, also great wineries, and
mountain lakes are in the area. Medford is just 30 minutes away
and the beautiful town of Jacksonville is 15 minutes away. If you
need transportation, I have a clean little Tacoma you can use
periodically for market runs and necessary local travel. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to hire a Cook/Caretaker at our
remote Lodge. We are located 85 miles up the Snake River on the
Oregon side. You will be paid well for your culinary expertise,
plus tips and room and board. Transportation is provided to and
from Heller Bar or Pittsburg Landing. This position is open now
and ends in March, unless you want to stay on permanently.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing basic
meals for a large crew of guests, laundry, basic housekeeping,
keeping the bunkhouses clean and neat. You must be able to drive
a 4×4 utility vehicle and pass a drug test. Housing provided and
salary to be determined. To learn more please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN POSITION AVAILABLE in Grants Pass, Oregon for a Horse
Enthusiast/Rider/Trainer. Settle in for the Winter months and be
relieved of housing expenses in exchange for gentle dedicated
care and guidance with our four-year-old Gelding. Our private
estate, surrounded by a diverse landscape of pastures, trees and
mountain side views, has abundant wildlife that adds to the
natural beauty. Additional salary available for assistance with
maintaining forest trails and gathering firewood. A
knowledgeable, patient and confident individual with a genuine
love for horses is who we are looking for to bond with and keep
our Boy moving and learning. He is incredibly intelligent,
affectionate and excels with groundwork and has been ridden.
Absolutely no cigarette, drug or excessive alcohol use. A
background check and references are required. Accommodations
available for one person only. A small pet is considered. To
inquire and know more, please send an introduction or resume and
availability along with a contact number for a phone interview to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you kindly.

SCOTLAND

HELP NEEDED. A one bedroom, self-contained annex in rural
Perthshire is available to the right person/couple, within
walking distance of the village, shops, bus stop and post office,
is offered for occasional dog walking, dog and housesitting, odd
jobs in the house and garden and emergency contact. Must have
recent references and DBS checked. Please apply by writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SRI LANKA

HOMESTAY AVAILABLE in Mahagama Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka. I am an
English teacher and my wife is also a teacher. We have a
16-year-old daughter only. We live in a very beautiful village
surrounded by paddy fields, about 10 kilometers away from the
international airport. A famous shrine is near our house, and
thousands of people gather there. We would like a lady, ladies or
a couple, a couple with a daughter can be considered as we have a
daughter. A room and food are provided free, No alcohol is
allowed. All are welcome but students and educated persons are
preferred. Not much help is expected. Helping in the garden for
an hour is enough. We welcome you as a friend or a family member
not as a helper. We like this experience, spending time with a
foreigner talking about our cultures. If you’re in Sri Lanka,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

SEEKING AN ONSITE CARETAKER for our manufactured housing
community in Kingsland, TX, located one hour west of Austin. This
position includes part-time work at $30 per hour and subsidized
rent in one of the community’s homes. Twin Rivers is nice,
clean and quiet and centrally located in Kingsland. We are a
semi-retired couple and have owned and managed Twin Rivers for a
decade. There are 30 homes in the community, fifteen are owner
occupied and the rest are rentals. We have low turnover and many
long-term residents. We have worked hard to create an affordable
housing solution for Kingsland that offers folks a nice safe
place to call home. We are seeking caretaker(s) who can provide
handy-person services, lawn/landscaping services and oversee
contractors (plumbers, air-conditioner repairmen, etc.). The base
caretaker position is not full-time - some weeks will require
more hours than others. “Mowing Season” during the summer
will represent a significant amount of work. As we "turn over"
rental homes, we are selling them and shifting to a home owner
community. Preparing the homes for sale will provide
significantly more work if the caretaker performs remodeling
tasks. We are offering significantly discounted rent of
$600/month on a three bedroom/two bathroom single wide home. The
home has an extra-large front yard providing room for an
additional storage shed. Kingsland is a small town located in the
Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ. Kingsland and the Highland Lakes
area are known for great boating, fishing, and hiking. Twin
Rivers is just down the street from banks, a pharmacy, HEB, a
coffee shop, the post office and restaurants. There are only
about 6,000 residents in Kingsland, so there is no traffic and
yet nearby towns like Marble Falls provide plentiful shopping and
health care options. We are looking for a contentious customer
oriented individual or couple who share our values and work
ethic. References and background check required. We are proud of
Twin Rivers and the reputation we have built and the right
caretaker will be able to take pride in their contributions as
well. We will allow one small dog or cat. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEMI-ABSENTEE OWNERS are looking for a full-time ranch
caretaker/maintenance person in Lipscomb, Texas. The caretaker
will be responsible for all jobs that might arise on a
ranch/farm. There will be heavy emphasis on fence/corral
construction, maintenance, lawn and groundskeeping, livestock
care and transportation, and farming. Housing Offered, and the
salary will be determined. To apply, please snail-mail your
resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

A RANCH MANAGER is needed at a 10,000 acre hunting ranch in
Hudspeth County, Texas. We are looking for a person that wants to
work hard, play hard, and enjoy life. We help people reach their
goals and want to work with someone to enhance all of our lives.
If you want to work in one of the prettiest places, have fun,
work hard, and develop this ranch into a premier hunting ranch,
then this is for you. You must be self-motivated and able to
identify what needs to be done. This is a great opportunity for
the right person. Diamond Eagle Ranch is more than 10,000 acres
located on the northwestern slope of the rugged Eagle Mountain
Range in Sierra Blanca, TX. A new two bedroom RV is available to
live at the ranch part or full time. A company truck will be
available for those with a clean driving record. The work
schedule is Monday – Friday, 8 - 5, but may differ when the
workload requires. Vacation time is liberal depending on demands,
but no less than two weeks per year. The salary range is $70,000
- $100,000, depending on experience and skills. You must be well
organized with strong communication skills. Please email resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A COUPLE without kids at home, to live on and take care
of a beautiful, well-established South Texas ranch. This is not a
cowboy job! The husband needs to be able to take care of all
ranch duties, etc. The wife will be needed on a less frequent
basis, to take care of all houses on the ranch, and also handle
cooking when the absentee owner and guests are on the premises,
etc. A nice apartment and utilities will be provided. Salary will
depend on experience. Must be able to pass a felony background
check. To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OVERSEER COUPLE NEEDED in East Texas in Van Zandt County. We’re
seeking a Christian retired or empty-nest couple (no children) to
oversee a 200 acre ranch in Grand Saline. We prefer a couple
where one spouse would be on the property most of the time (we do
have a large workshop if one is self-employed). Cattle/horse
experience preferred but not required to check on cows and horses
– no difficult work. Any ranch “work” (including mowing and
cleaning houses) would be contracted out. A lovely three bedroom
house is provided in exchange for light responsibilities: greet
guests, show guests the ropes if unfamiliar with the property,
check on and report any issues in the property houses, boats,
etc. to the owner, inventory supply needs, check houses after
guests leave, etc. – mostly there for a presence on the
property. Should the couple own cattle and wish to utilize
pasture land, this can be a point of discussion. How much rent is
lowered/eliminated depends on how much responsibility is taken
on. If the couple comes with particular ranch skills (i.e.
carpentry, landscaping, etc.), payment beyond waived rent could
be discussed on an as needed basis. The job is not complicated,
but it would require someone honest with a solid moral character
backed up with strong references. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDS-ON RANCH MANAGER NEEDED near Whitesboro, Texas on Lake
Texoma. An experienced, hands-on ranch manager is needed for
approximately 2,500 acres under high fence. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
has a large Managed Lands Deer Program guided by a wildlife
biologist. The ranch has a migratory waterfowl program, including
the planting of corn and millet. The ranch has a cattle
operation, and also has hay fields. You must be hospitable,
trustworthy, be self-motivated and able to work independently.
You must be able to operate, and maintain heavy equipment, (all
heavy equipment has been replaced with new equipment in the last
two years). Maintain ranch infrastructures such as fences, ponds,
roads, corrals, water systems, housing, deer blinds, and
buildings including, repair, and maintenance, lawn mowing, brush
cutting, weed eating, vehicle cleaning, ranch equipment,
vehicles, and facilities. Simple welding required, along with
planning and overseeing ranch projects. Must have a valid
driver’s license in good standing, the ability to be an
approved driver for the company and to safely operate vehicles.
Must be willing to undergo and pass a background check and drug
screen. A competitive compensation package is offered, and will
depend on experience. Paid vacation included. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED. Ranch experience required.
Seeking an honest and reliable couple for caretakers of winter
hunting and year round upkeep of our ranch located north of Eagle
Pass, TX. Duties to include watering routes, feed
wildlife/cattle, fill corn/protein feeders, maintain fences,
tractor work (small and large equipment) and maintenance detailed
by ranch guidelines and instructions. Experience with heavy
machinery needed. Housekeeping, yard work and weekend assistance
with cooking and cleaning. A background check is required.
Personal reliable transportation required for off ranch trips and
supplies runs (paid mileage). Includes a partially furnished
mobile home. The ranch is located 15 miles from Eagle Pass and an
additional seven miles from Highway 57. Reports of weekly
activities to be issued by email, therefore, some basic computer
skills are necessary. Compensation will be $3,400 per month,
depending on your experience level. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HORSE FARM HELP NEEDED in the Athens, TX area. I have a private
equine facility with 50 horses on 132 acres, no outside or
boarded horses here. Horses only, no other animals. I am seeking
a person or working couple (must be non-smokers) who are an
all-around knowledgeable handyman and has equine experience and
if a working couple ideally a woman who will specialize in caring
for the horses. I am prepping this horse farm and horses for
marketing prior to relocating to AZ, possibly UT or NV. I will be
putting this farm located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to
move to AZ and build a new farm in the mountains on irrigated
acreage. Initially, there will be a time period of about six to
eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs for marketing,
then sell here and ideally you will assist with the move West,
build new equine facilities and remain on the new farm
permanently caring for the horses and facilities (I have totally
built two farms in CO and TX in the past and look forward to the
future and the adventure). This is a permanent position. Live on
site, all utilities included (including high speed internet,
Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 250 channels/Dish TV), limited space on
this farm, no room for children except the possibility of one
child. Pay is commensurate with responsibility, abilities and
experience. The needs of the horses comes first, period. The
primary maintenance and repair duties will include: minor
fencing, tree cutting, mowing pastures with 15 foot batwing
shredder, tractor/loader operating, weed eating fence lines,
cleaning barns, power washing facilities - inside and out, minor
carpentry/electrical/plumbing, welding and straightening damaged
gates and panels, general mechanical and maintenance abilities. I
do not expect one person to be able to do everything listed
above, however must be able to perform most of the above list. To
learn more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
apply by forwarding your bio and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to discuss.

COUNTRY ACCENTS BUILDINGS CONSULTANT opportunity available.
Country Accents Buildings is the #1 United Portable Buildings
dealer in the U.S. – manufactured in Texas by Texans. If you
are personable and enjoy helping customers find the right fit for
their needs, we would love for you to join our winning team.
• Walk-in customers and existing customers
• 4-acre sales lot with great highway frontage
• 20+ model buildings on site
• Comprehensive paid training provided
What we feel would help make you successful:
• Prior Sales Experience
• Basic computer operation skills – email, data entry, social
media marketing
• Willingness to learn our competitive product lines
• Basic construction knowledge
• Attention to detail
• Non-smokers a plus
Country Accents Buildings is part of a 30-year destination
property in the Texas Hill Country – located between San
Antonio and Bandera, Texas. We also offer relocation to our
private RV space on site with RV hookups for the right candidate.
Please email us your work experience and why you feel would be a
good fit on our team to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

AN AWARD-WINNING South Central Vermont Country Inn has an opening
for an Innkeeper couple or highly motivated individual. Must be
guest-oriented, hands-on, and energetic, with an ability to
direct a small staff. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Mendon
halfway between Rutland and Killington, provides a daily country
breakfast and afternoon tea.  Applicants must have an
understanding of QuickBooks and hospitality PMS systems.
Serv-Safe credentials a plus. The Inn hosts several weddings a
year as well as retreats and corporate functions. Very
family-friendly with lots of repeat business and high guest
reviews. Very busy fall and winter seasons with a growing summer
business as well. Negotiable salary, paid vacation, and a
three-bedroom Innkeeper’s apartment on-site. For further
details, please contact the owners with your resume by sending it
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CHITTENDEN, VT HOMEOWNERS seek a single professional to housesit
from January 1 - April 1, 2023. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
seasonal home for 53 years and we welcome a legit house sitter to
help us maintain the home through the winter. Internet ready, 38
acres, four baths, sleeps 12, barns and car garage, et al,
available for you. Hiking on land, snowshoeing and access to the
Killington/Pico ski resorts. Must have a suitable 4-wheel vehicle
to access our driveway. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more info. Peace/thanks.  

WASHINGTON

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED at a horse property
in Camas, Washington. It’s a 20 minute drive to Camas shopping,
and a 30 minute drive to Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA. This is a
long-term position on a 15 acre private horse property. The
caretaker couple accommodations include a new, upscale fully
furnished three bedroom, 2,400 sq. ft. home with en-suite main
bath, walk-in closet, large kitchen/dining/family room. The
second full bath serves two small bedrooms and the remaining
accommodations. It’s air conditioned, and has a wood stove. All
utilities, high speed internet, etc. are included. The job is
five to seven days a week, and the hours vary. You will be in
charge of the feeding and care of two Friesian horses, chickens
and indoor pets as well as the facilities and grounds. We
maintain our property to the highest standard and expect the same
from you. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. Must have riding
experience, English or western. Must have basic knowledge of
horse health and care. Exercising horses, daily mucking of
pastures and stalls, maintaining and fixing fencing,
groundskeeping, operating the snow plow and blower, tractor,
power tools, construction equipment, ATV, shovel snow, machinery
maintenance, confidently pulling horse trailers, loading hay
bales, and administering medication. Must have extensive
knowledge of plants and gardening. This is a hard job but also
has lots of flexibility, free time and perks. The salary is based
on experience and skills. Vacation pay and cash bonuses available
after six months of satisfactory performance. A health stipend
will be provided after one year of employment. Must be good with
and love animals, have common sense and be a problem solver. Must
be able to handle the entire property for weeks at a time when
the owners are away. Access to property vehicles is included. We
are an easy going, fun family looking for a couple who wants to
be part of our “team”. We will only respond to applicants who
fit our requirements. Must be willing to relocate and commit long
term. We will be doing background checks and checking references
thoroughly. Video/phone interviews and in-person visit a must. To
apply, please email your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SHORT TERM HELP NEEDED for 8-12 weeks in the Winter 2023. Care
for my cat and home on 85 acres outside of Okanogan. Off-grid
solar modern home suitable for a couple or single person. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA 

SEEKING A LIVE-ON FARM MANAGER - INNKEEPER in Charles Town, WV.
This is a work exchange situation for room and board on an 18th
century intact stone farmhouse with animals and an occasional
wedding, farm stay guest or group rental. You must love animals.
This is a farm caretaker/manager position with profit sharing
opportunities (about $10,000 annually). We also put in a 1/4 acre
garden that is separate from the above and pays 50% of produce
sales. More financial opportunities are available to internet
savvy applicants. Requirements include housekeeping skills, basic
handyman skills, a way with animals, trustworthy and mannered
hosting ability. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WISCONSIN

NEED A CARETAKER/SMALL FAMILY for this Winter, starting 12/1/22.
Pets are fine. I have a 1,200 sq. ft. single level lake home in
the woods, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s located
about 15 miles from the Spooner area on about five acres. No rent
- only pay utilities. Looking to see if there is anyone
interested in this type arrangement to help out a "Snowbird" who
does not want to shut-down or winterize. If interested, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and explain why you think you would be
a good fit to caretake my home this Winter. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

MATURE COUPLE with administrative background seeks a part-time
long-term VOLUNTEER position in SOUTHERN California in exchange
for an RV site with full hook ups. Experience: work camping, camp
hosting, grounds maintenance, guest relations, pet care, computer
applications, retail, small repairs, light housekeeping tasks.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a caretaker position in a home or any other type of
residential unit in the Horseshoe Bay, TX and/or Marble Falls, TX
areas. I would be occupying this unit solo with sporadic short
term visits from my husband. I am a licensed realtor with Keller
Williams Realty planning to work in the general area. I come with
no bad vices or pets. Willing to assist with light general upkeep
of property. Looking to move in mid-January 2023. Please text or
email me at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I have approximately 13 years’ experience caretaking several
properties in Big Sur and the Monterey Bay Area serving in
different capacities involving property management dealing with
different contractors as well as hands on work with brush/fire
clearance, trail maintenance, water system maintenance,
irrigation, etc. as well as providing onsite security. Also have
extensive experience in the field of manual/exercise therapy and
general health practice. Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre
property in Big Sur, California, looking for a new caretaking
opportunity. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male, formerly with
the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)
member, and experienced business and property manager seeking a
property management position with onsite living quarters. Have
the ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects, including
obtaining qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working
with a network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree
trimming and removal, etc. Experience providing onsite security
and presence, working with the property owner on a budget and
accounting for ongoing routine expenses, as well as larger scale
projects. Skills as a general handyman, painter, gardener,
installation and repair of irrigation systems, foundation
stabilization, soil erosion control, home water systems,
insulation removal and replacement, tree and brush clearing, spa
upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment and tools. I
also have extensive training in the field of manual/exercise
therapy and general health with almost 30 year’s training and
experience. Seeking a long-term position with onsite housing in
the Monterey Bay Area. Professional and personal references
provided upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank
you.

Washington State + warmer waters: You have an island or
waterfront property with a boat (or boats) in Puget Sound, and
you travel to warmer climes in the winter. You are seeking a
multi-talented caretaker/personal assistant/manager who
understands boats, has a captain’s license, and ALSO knows how
to take care of a household. Maybe you have kids and pets too.
Especially water loving kids and pets. Maybe they homeschool.
Maybe you all travel a lot. Maybe you want to write your memoirs
with a ghostwriter. I can help with all of the above and more.
You are looking for an eclectic, intelligent, well-traveled,
experienced woman who is not only a boat captain  but is also a
published author, a former economist, grew up abroad, has
traveled extensively, AND is a former homeschool mom and youth
sports coach, with a can-do/will-do attitude. That's me. My goal
is to live in Washington State from Spring to Fall, coupled with
time in the Sea of Cortez or other warm water sailing climes in
the winters. I have a master’s degree in management as well as
a USCG captain’s license. I have taught sailing and boat
management. I have bought and sold boats. Have also taught kids
of all ages, all subjects. And I have run several non-profits and
am an accomplished grant writer and ghostwriter. I am also a
former economist and published author. I am a renaissance woman
looking to start my next chapter, after having spent the last
decade living aboard and sailing my own boat in California and
teaching sailing, while simultaneously holding down a remote job
in DC at a think tank, writing about economic policy. (Why
Washington? My two adult kids live there and I would like to be
closer to them for part of the year. Also I am intrigued by the
Puget Sound/Inland Passage and possibly Alaska). I am available
for interviews immediately and will consider Washington State
March - October, or warmer climes in the winter, or all of the
above. Let's talk! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Forty-something Canadian woman looking for housesitting
opportunities in 2023 while on sabbatical. Healthy, non-smoker,
active, responsible, and reliable. Available for multiple weeks
or months from April - August, November - December. Not a
handywoman! Light maintenance duties preferred. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a long-term live-in caretaking position within reasonable
driving distance to Southeastern Aurora/Centennial, Colorado.
I’m a single mom of a 15-year-old boy. Homeowner in Oklahoma.
Christian. 1st grade teacher, writer, Masters Degree in
Communications. Personable with excellent interpersonal skills.
My background and personality are especially suited for
caretaking: long history of remodeling houses,
landscaping/establishing yards, gardening, unique plant and
flower container designs, cooking, and three years dog sitting
experience. Raised around horses and cattle and comfortable
operating farm equipment - handy with DIY projects. Have several
years’ experience in upscale garden centers and courses in
horticultural therapy. Dependable, trustworthy, conscientious,
lifetime learner, teachable and willing to take on new tasks and
positions. My son is also dependable, a good worker and willing
to help. Non-smokers, drug-free, drama-free, healthy and strong.
Seeking a quiet, safe place for me and my son, one dog, and one
cat reasonably close to my son's school, two adult daughters and
a 22-month-old granddaughter. Private housing needed, additional
income negotiable. Resume and excellent references available,
currently Colorado teaching licensed, vetted and background
checked through the CDE. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Caretakers available for SAN JUAN and SKAGIT and WHATCOM
COUNTIES in Northwest Washington State. We are in our 60's and we
are experienced, dependable and trustworthy to house-sit,
farm-sit, and pet-sit. We have backgrounds in security, farming,
property management, building maintenance, housekeeping and
animal care. Available year-round. Please email for more
information and price tag. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Honest, reliable and mature housesitter/petsitter available from
mid-December through the first week of March. Longer stays
preferable. Available in southern states from Florida to southern
Arizona. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks so much and
I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Seeking a long-term live-in caretaking position within a short
driving distance to Mount Shasta/Weed, California. Seeking a
space/housesit situation of work/chores in exchange with overhead
snow protection, for a Class A 24 ft. RV through the
Winter/Spring, and potentially beyond. Needs: Electrical 110V/30
amp connection; access to an outhouse or better facility and
sink; can afford $150/month for utilities (I’m on a fixed
Social Security income). I'm a 62-year-old, semi-retired man,
looking for a 'good fit' situation in exchange for animals to
feed and care for. Love medium - large/ huge dogs (raised with
four German Shepherds, love/respect horses, and I’m comfortable
with Ostriches). My character is dependably consistent,
proactive, upright and steady. I would prefer space for my
personal training workouts, I am a certified Ropes Coach (have
all my own equipment). My background and personality are
especially suited for caretaking, since I have a history of
remodeling apartments in the New York City area, landscaping,
tree work/accurate sawyer and food gardening. I have been an
educator since 1976, and currently working on editing a book I'm
writing on training effective 'Individual State Management' for
greater personal 'Widening Optionality'. I’m dependable,
trustworthy, conscientious, lifetime learner, teachable and
willing to take on new tasks and positions. Non-smoker,
drug-free, drama-free, self-directed with a strong work ethic. I
am available for and interested in interviewing now. Please email
Aaron at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info, a resume and
references or call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks for your
interest. I look forward to talking with you.

Seeking long-term or short-term house sitting in Northern New
Mexico or Southern Colorado. Light property maintenance,
garden/farm/animal care, and a low-impact security presence. I
have experience with organic/biodynamics, orchards, food
preservation, and farm animals. Dependable, common sense, honest,
reliable communication. Will provide references. I own my own LLC
working remotely with people with disabilities. I have a
labradoodle who is comfortable around people and animals. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a housesitting gig for six months or longer. A single
house, townhouse, or condo in the Naples, Florida area, or north
or east Naples would be ideal. I have great references and am
currently working at a movie theatre full-time. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Long-time caretaker seeking a rental-for-services situation in
the Chesapeake region. Skilled tradesman, mechanic and
groundskeeper, with equine experience. Former marina manager,
lifelong sailor. Looking for a comfortable place to live in
exchange for part-time work. I have a stable monthly income and I
don’t drink, use tobacco or other substances. No pets,
dependents, or drama. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
discussion, resume and references.
 
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XENIA STUDIO began with the quest to find a beautiful yet simple
pair of earrings that was affordable but not fast-fashion. When
owner Vanessa couldn't find what she was looking for, she taught
herself how to make her own jewelry. The result is a line of
unique statement jewelry that focuses on harmonious combinations
of shapes in pleasing color palettes. Xenia Studio's mission is
to provide affordable jewelry that is expressive and
transformative, simple yet meaningful. Special adornments to
accompany you wherever life takes you. To learn more, please
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. In 2005, the
handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then, became my
pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true happenings
during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the open range
while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into usable
cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later in the
other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among wild
cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin’ out in Arizona’s
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s your chance to ride along
with me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining intro with many colored pictures at
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Hardworking, Organized Couple seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. We are clean and quiet,
and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and complete a
multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with hospitality,
pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will consider all
types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent references can be
provided. If interested, please reach out to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you.

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