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Tuesday, May 21 2024


              THIS IS OUR 148th ISSUE!             (206) 462-1818

                   Published since 1983                 Volume
25, Number 4               July/August 2007                ISSN
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 150+ caretaking opportunities in 42 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Elsa Rozelaar - A Cat-sitting Christmas Carol 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



AFRICA NEEDS YOU! Volunteer in AIDS outreach, teach and community
development for 14 months including training in northern
California. Teams start in August and November! Fees/grants.


WANTED: a retired or semi-retired couple to live on a 75 acre
property in south Alabama. Ideally this couple would have a woman
with a medical background, nursing or elderly caregiver
experience. She would also assist in driving, light housekeeping
(maid comes once a week), grocery and general assistance to my
mom. The man would have handy man duties, some tractor work, pool
maintenance and lawn care. He may also get hunting privileges on
our farmland nearby. Present work expectations are about 20
hours/week for each person. Primary residence is occupied by an
80-year-old widow and mother of seven. Her kids are all scattered
across the southeast and visit often.  Sometimes  all  at  once. 
Property: Beautiful rolling 75 acre property is extremely
private. About 100 miles due north from Panama City Beach,
Florida. Property has approximately 40 acres in pasture, pool,
barns and equipment in place for maintenance work. Caretaker will
be provided housing. Salary, utilities and amenities are all
negotiable. Caretaker will have access to pool, garden space
available, in hopes of mutually beneficial long term
relationship. Sorry no children, pets OK as long as they are
compatible. Background check will be performed.  Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to


INDIVIDUAL needed to assume caretaker responsibilities at Hobart
Bay. Candidates must have good mechanical skills, including
familiarity with generators, electrical and fuel distribution
systems, heavy equipment and light trucks. Housing provided at
the site. Salary will depend on experience. Please mail resume to

PROPERTY MANAGER couple needed for large multi-family rental
units in Anchorage. Required to live on-site. Must be experienced
in all phases of property management: lease, rent collection,
move-outs, apartment and grounds maintenance. Must be willing to
get (real estate) license. Salary depends on experience. Please
send your resume and work history to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Knik Valley, one hour from Anchorage,
from approximately August 20th - September 20th. Enjoy a quiet,
woodsy, two bedroom/loft cottage/deck. It’s cozy, quaint,
with lush greenery, mountains, vistas, fishing, and glaciers -
all near-by. About one and half hour/day chores: lite plant -
flowers/ small garden, two in/out cats, and eight fenced,
friendly sled dogs.  Back-up animal care available to allow you
to make some excursions. Helpful neighbor available.
"Networking" available. Additional dates pending.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR a Spanish/English speaking responsible person,
between 35 and 55, single, non-drinker, non-smoker, non-drug
user, physically fit, who likes animals and rural life, who
doesn't mind being a little isolated (town is 12km away) to care
for and manage a small horse and cattle breeding ranch in South
America for six months per year (April/May to September/October)
or permanently. Experience with management of persons an asset.
Serious applicants asked to apply. Please email your resume, work
experience, and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR a clean, non-smoking live-in couple. French speaking
diplomat from Belgium, and perfectionist interior designer with
grown children travel a lot. Cleaning service and ground
maintenance service comes weekly. Couple's duties: help the house
run smoothly, love two small spaniels, cook light dinners during
the week, plus one dinner for eight, keep cars clean, polish
silver/brass, laundry/iron, polish shoes, errands, (car for your
use), weekly fresh flowers. For you: apartment with a kitchen,
living, bathroom, bedroom, and garden. $1,400 a month in Paradise
Valley, AZ. You must have references. Please send resumes to:

CARETAKER with an RV needed for a Flagstaff property, horses, and
pets. In return, you will get full RV hook-ups. Please mail your
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME Executive Housekeeper needed to join our team in
Scottsdale and care for the interior of a 25,000+ square foot
home. Ideal candidate will have experience working as part of a
team at a similar home or luxury hotel. Should be proactive and
motivated as we travel frequently. Must have an eye for detail
and knowledge of fine furnishings. Please be pet friendly and
have a flexible schedule, including the ability to overnight on
occasion. Candidates must be able to drive and work legally in
the U.S. and have impeccable references. Excellent benefits +/-
$45,000, depending on experience. Qualified candidates can please
send their resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello. Captain Steve here. First, let me say that The Caretaker
Gazette website has amazing drawing power. 347 people responded
to our listing: "Great Retirement job available for the
right couple on the West Coast of Florida. Get paid to live
aboard an eighty-foot sailboat." Obviously, the Gazette is
the place in which to list opportunities. Three hundred emails
and fifty phone calls later, I have selected John and Mariann of
Gunnison, Colorado. Some of the reasons are they are non-smokers,
with no pets or young children. They have past boating experience
and their house is already rented so they are ready to go. I
thank you for your interest.  Keep in mind that this assignment
is typically for six months to a year.  So, if you will watch The
Caretaker Gazette in the fall and winter, we might still get
together in the future.

Thanks Steve! I appreciate your spreading the good word about THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. Let us know when we can help you again in the

Greetings. I just found an old issue of The Caretaker Gazette and
would like to renew for another year. I reside half the year in
Belize. People always ask me, "How did you end up in
Belize?" I tell them it was The Caretaker Gazette that first
got Belize into my mind. Thanks a lot! I love Belize. I enclose
my renewal! Keep up the good work. C.A., Monte Sereno, CA

Chris, thanks for your kind words. You are very fortunate to be
able to experience the best of both worlds. Through the pages of
The Caretaker Gazette, many of our subscribers have found
opportunities like yours.

I have heard that you now have a blog on the Internet. What is a
blog? Can you please explain what it’s all about? S. B.
Queens, NY

Yes Sam. Blog is short for web log. It is our new website where
entries are written in chronological order and displayed in
reverse chronological order. You can visit our new caretaking and
housesitting blog at http://caretakergazette.blogspot.com We
created this blog for you to share information about property
caretaking and housesitting. We have limited space in each issue
of the Gazette to answer questions, so we have created this blog
in order to answer your questions and carry on discussions about
the property caretaking field.

We had the opportunity to have an interview with one of The
Caretaker Gazette landowner advertisers last year, got an offer,
but decided not to take the caretaking position. We still remain
hopeful in our search. We have found that your claim of being the
“# 1 Source for Caretaking Opportunities” is true! P.
H., Clackamas, OR

Hi Perrig, thanks for your kind words about the Gazette, and we
wish you the best on your next caretaker interview. Sometimes it
takes a number of interviews before you find that perfect match
between yourself and the property owner.

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

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

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APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. We have current openings in
Beebe, and other complexes located in Cabot and Searcy and
various locations around the state. Experience preferred but will
train the right person. This position is ideal for a couple. You
will be required to live on-site. Please send resume to:


HELP NEEDED to establish a new season's vegetables and herbs on
50 acres of river front property in Tasmania. Our focus is on
sustainability and so we have a huge garden, and orchard. There
are many species of wild animals and birds, many endangered. I
enjoy chess and bushwalking and there are some very special
places here. I also sell vegetable seeds to several seed
companies. If you want to experience my form of sustainability,
learn to make soap and bread, learn to garden without digging,
how to encourage soil fertility without large amounts of imported
organic matter, if you are interested in why I believe there is
no really sustainable form of alternative energy to fossil fuels
and why we all need to adapt a simpler lifestyle, then you are
welcome to contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS NEEDED in a very remote area in southern Belize. 
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


HISTORIC INN needs an innkeeper couple. Our charming, rustic
desert motel/inn is located just six miles from Joshua Tree
National Park. We are looking for a responsible, honest and
reliable couple for full-time management to oversee our historic
accommodation. Housing provided on premises (manager’s
quarters with bedroom/bathroom/ full kitchen), with monthly
salary and all utilities paid. We require people who truly love
people from all these walks of life. Don't forget to bring your
smile! No problem drinkers or drug use tolerated. If you have
these qualifications and experience, and want to enjoy a
wonderful quality of life under the desert stars, please contact
us. Interviews will take place within the next month. Must be
willing to receive an international background check. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

GORGEOUS OLD FARM in the Santa Cruz Mountains needs a
caretaker/property manager to start September 2007. Prefer a move
in date as early as July for learning curve. Responsibilities:
collect/deposit monthly rent from tenants, oversee recycling,
basic gardening, light mowing, property upkeep, some pruning,
some clearing. Looking for exceptionally neat, well organized,
man or couple, fruit tree pruning experience a plus, handyman
skills a must, ease with chain saw and farm tools, ability to
interact cordially with renters on property, familiarity with
wood stoves and frozen pipes in winter, burning brush piles early
spring, etc. Ideal person or couple would include  writer(s) with
love of physical work and outdoors, creative, harmonious, highly
ethical, ‘neat freak(s) … person or couple who oil
the tools, put them away after use, and cannot live with litter
and junk! Compensation is free rent plus plenty of space for
personal garden and beautiful surroundings. Housing is a
separate, unfurnished, two bedroom, one bathroom cottage with
wood stove, in the redwoods. Utilities not included. Extensive
references required. No alcoholics; no addictions. One dog and
especially good mouser cats welcome. Looking for serious,
long-term commitment only. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Owners of a 16 acre wooded parcel with a one acre vineyard and
two acres of landscaped grounds located in St. Helena seek a
unique individual for the position of fulltime (live-out)
caretaker, gardener, and handyperson. Responsibilities include
general management and upkeep of the property including the
exterior of the home and other structures, the coordination and
supervision of all outside contractors, and other specific tasks
as requested by owners. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications. Must be fluent in English. Horticultural Degree
preferred. Suitable references evidencing integrity, honesty and
character and a thorough background check required. Please send
resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE, energetic team/couple to manage a quaint,
family owned 27 unit motel in Palo Alto. This is a live-in
position. Housing is provided on premises, with utilities
included. Please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks volunteers. Odiyan volunteers preserve the
Tibetan Buddhist tradition and are creating the first Buddhist
retreat center in America built as a three-dimensional mandala.
Volunteer positions include all aspects of construction work as
well as organic gardening and landscaping opportunities on a
1,000 acres, sewing prayer flags, and sacred text preservation.
We are seeking people with a wholesome lifestyle, who have high
energy, positive intentions, and a willingness to work hard. Work
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX is both challenging and deeply satisfying. Your
offering of time and energy will be well rewarded with richer
self-understanding and the satisfaction of knowing your effort
makes a difference in this rare and precious endeavor. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER needed. Must live on my ranch near Lompoc.
Housing best suited to a single person. Some ranch maintenance
work required. This is a nice position for an able-active,
retired person. To apply, please send a letter and your
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT MANAGER NEEDED ASAP for a newly renovated resort. Resort
has 20 rooms on the lake in Northern California, one hour from
Calistoga with a 6,000 sq ft Event Center. Seeking a couple with
strong management and sales skills for Front Desk and Event
Bookings with great customer service skills. Maintenance of
grounds and property. Please email your resume and references to

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 15 acre Penn Valley area
ranch. Our mini ranch and business requires a couple with
knowledge of orchard, basic land care and general property
maintenance and handyman upkeep. Must know how to
operate/maintain basic equipment, and maintain the property. Must
have ranch experience. This is a salaried position. Must have
clean record, background and good references. Tree covered area
for your own trailer or a 5th wheel provided. This is perfect for
a retired couple. Enjoy the satisfaction and rewards that come
from working in an incredibly beautiful environment doing
vigorous, healthful work for a fine established company. Please
respond to Caretaker - XXXXXXXXXXXXX

REMOTE Northern California guest ranch needs a detailed-oriented
“people person” who enjoys housework. Salary caring
for two guest cabins. Couple OK. Need in July and August. Lodging
in a 25’ RV; awesome location. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT MANAGER needed for a large, quality apartment
community. This full-time job requires an experienced individual
or couple. Some office work required. Apartment included, along
with other benefits. Please send your resume and references to

Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a live in caretaker couple, preferably semi-retired, to help
run an overnight guest lodge and take care of groundskeeping.
Looking for computer/office and people skills, plus knowledge of
use and proper care of landscaping tools. Public Relations
experience and basic maintenance skills a plus. Ocean view with
two bedroom house plus monthly stipend is offered in exchange. No
pets/smoking, good landlord and work references required. Please

GENERAL MANAGER needed for a resort in Clearlake. You need to
have a minimum of two years experience in management (apartment,
hotel, property, etc.). This is a live on the premises position.
A couple is OK. Salary is negotiable. Please mail your resume and
a cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER wanted. Needs horse experience,
irrigation work, fence and road maintenance, brush clearing work,
ranch maintenance, construction assistance, and watch over the
property, monitor for wildfires and vandalism. No smoking, no
alcohol abuse, no drug use. Good references and personal
interview required. Apartment provided. Salary depends on how
much work would be provided by employee ($1,500/month and up).
This is in a remote, quiet and beautiful location at the end of a
dirt road surrounded by national forest, at 6,000 ft elevation,
45 miles south of Bakersfield. Property has phone, electricity,
propane heat, and well water. To apply, please email

CARETAKER/PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed for a healthy, disabled
businessman/horseman. Seeking a versatile, strong, male employee
with domestic and outdoor skills to live on an estate property in
Santa Ynez Valley. Applicant must be in good physical shape, with
a current driver’s license. No large pets, please. Good
accommodations and good salary provided. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message, or send a letter and resume via
fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.


INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in the daily operations of running the
establishment. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and
career minded. We are looking for a growth oriented
individual/couple who are self motivated and eager to help with
the start up of this first phase of development. Good
organization and planning are required. Marketing skills would be
beneficial. Computer knowledge needed. Basic bookkeeping skills
are an asset. Compensation package is negotiable. On site living
preferred, but can be discussed. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER couple needed in a remote location, west of Williams
Lake, British Columbia. We are looking for a couple for our 200
acre lakefront guest ranch with some horses and cattle. Prefer
applicants with an interest in cooking for small groups,
maintenance and trail riding. Salary provided for a four month
tourist season; the rest of the year, you get free housing.
Possibilities for further involvement in tourism management or
part ownership. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Ontario, from October 25th, 2007 to May 2nd
2008 to look after our home and feed and look after our dog. We
have a beautiful country home, on 81 acres, on the edge of a
small village. We are less than one hour from the Parliament
buildings in Ottawa. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSEPEOPLE WANTED at Northlands Park Racetrack. We need
hotwalkers, grooms, and exercise riders. Experience necessary.
Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or for further information
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SMALL ORGANIC FARM (with venison, Shiitake, and a market
garden) in Nova Scotia is looking for an individual or couple who
would like to live and work with us for the summer/fall. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


beautiful Caribbean mountaintop private property on the Dutch
island of Saba (English speaking). Tranquil environment of
fourteen hundred people, including a small medical school,
mountain trails and pristine scuba diving. Non-Smoking, high
energy gentleman needs help maintaining gardens and doing odd
jobs. A fully furnished private house including utilities is
offered in exchange for a few hours help Monday-Friday. Food
allowance offered after thirty days. Prefer someone that would
appreciate the uniqueness of the property. Please email:


MATURE COUPLE needed for a live-in position in a small mountain
community near Denver. Need the woman to care for a
wheelchair-bound woman. Duties include cooking, light
housecleaning, laundry, assisting with exercises, and driving to
appointments. Limited medical assistance required. Need man to
assist a healthy elderly man with impaired vision. Duties include
driving, handyman skills, a willingness to accompany him to the
ranch in northeastern Colorado and help with maintenance three
days/week. Must have a valid driver’s license. Non smokers
only. Separate living area in house, with a shared kitchen.
Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Colorado mountain property. Couple or
single person needed for a private recreational development in a
somewhat remote area in beautiful Park County, Colorado.
Community contains over 400 lots that are sparsely populated and
privately owned. This is a year-round on-site position.
Successful candidate(s) must be reliable, self-reliant,
dependable, responsible and resourceful. Handyman skills are
necessary. Modular home is provided as compensation (utilities
are paid) and is above the bathrooms/showers that are used by
owners. Successful candidate(s) must have reliable transportation
as the position requires that the caretaker(s) patrol the private
community several times per week. 4-wheel drive vehicle is
suggested. Additional duties include common area maintenance, and
communication with lot owners. Applicant(s) should be in good
health as the community is located at an altitude of
approximately 9,000 feet. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
References required. Complete background check will be required.

ASSISTANT RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Hamilton. Must have at
least one month experience in ranching, housekeeping,
horticulture, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. The gentleman
will take care of the ranching duties and the women will do
housekeeping and gardening and all other duties as assigned.
Wages are $2,000/month. This position includes a house, utilities
and a vehicle. Insurance provided after 30 days. Please mail your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

We have an extensive program to research, inventory, and monitor
the park’s natural and cultural resources. This encompasses
a wide variety of initiatives, including species mapping and
monitoring, archaeological site inventory, air and water quality
studies, historical research, and social science investigations.
The data collected during research projects provides park staff
with a scientific basis for managing the park’s resources.
Volunteers must walk over or stand on uneven, but fairly level,
terrain within the complex, work in all weather conditions, be
comfortable talking to visitors and researchers, perform
occasional lifting of items up to 40 lbs and be willing to
request assistance when tasks exceed their ability, work
weekends, and be able to calmly triage emergency situations.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in southeastern Colorado, from September 8
until October 10. I need a couple or single person (non- smokers)
to care for my property and animals....horses, goats, dog, cats
and an assortment of birds. The only critters inside are in a
fish tank. Easy chores. I feed and water in the morning and again
in the evening; 15 minutes each time. Accommodation will be the
master bedroom, attached bathroom. House is a two-bedroom, two-
bathrooms, office, den, lounge, kitchen with attached dining
room. Home is five years old. Clean and tidy. TV, DVD, video,
sewing machine, fax. Property is in town and has seven acres. Use
of car possible. You can walk to the excellent community library
and to town. Our rural, farming community population is 2,000.
First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to love animals.


HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER needed in the Greater London area from
December 15 2007 – January 13 2008. We are looking for
someone to look after our house and two dogs while we are away.
You need to love dogs and have experience looking after them.
Back packers, professionals, singles, couples, and families are
all welcome. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LONG-TERM HOUSE SWAP AVAILABLE. We would like to swap our
furnished Orlando home for a similar situation in Austin, TX, for
6-18 months. Our 4-bedroom, 3-bath pool home is on a
¾-acre treed lot in a small lovely neighborhood 30 minutes
north of Walt Disney World and 60-90 minutes from beaches.  We
are two professionals who will bring one senior Greyhound
(indoors) and one outdoor cat to your home. Children and pets are
welcome in our home.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX if this
arrangement is of interest to you.

SINGLE HANDYMAN needed for a small family campground in the
Florida Keys, in Marathon. Must have previous campground
experience. Job includes but not limited too - grounds keeping
-assisting campers - light maintenance. Able to work alone and
cover for managers on days off. Paid for all hours work.
Approximately 40 hours per week. Free full hook-up site for your
RV- housing possible $. ?spouse? Limited hours maybe available at
campground or should be able to find job in the area. Commitment
ASAP through October. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/COUPLE wanted. Hardworking, organized, detail-oriented.
No smoking/drugs. Eight buildings and property to maintain
including care of some domestic and exotic animals. Central
Florida area. Please send complete resume, references and salary
requirements to be considered to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Quercy area of southwest France for two
weeks in June and/or September to January 2008. I have five
adorable cats and a fun dog living in a farmhouse near the town
of Cahors. I need a friendly, reliable and independent
housesitter(s) to take good care of them. The person(s)
interested would also need to love the countryside and have their
own transport. This is a beautiful area with a lot to discover
and simply enjoy. This offers the French lifestyle at its best.
For further info, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


OUR LUXURY RETIREMENT RESIDENCES have immediate opportunities
available for live-in co-manager couples. We are interested in
applicants who have 3-5 years of management experience and are
willing to relocate. We offer paid training, bonuses, vacation,
and a benefits package which includes housing, meals, utilities,
insurance, and a 401(k) plan. Interested couples should fax or
mail both sets of resumes to: attn: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CELEBRITY MUSICIAN in Atlanta seeks a live-in or live-out
Housekeeper for his family with one child and two small dogs.
Responsibilities include cleaning their 7,300 sq ft home, laundry
and ironing, organization, help with food preparation, etc. Ideal
candidate would have at least three years' experience working
full-time in a private home or professional training. They would
appreciate a detail-oriented self-starter who is unfazed by
working for a famous employer. This is a family who enjoys a
normal life when not traveling. Salary to $45,000 plus benefits.


RESPONSIBLE COUPLE, with two children OK, to maintain and manage
an estate of 200 plus acres in a remote but extraordinary
location on the island of Maui. The property includes a main
house, caretaker's house, barn/workshop gardens, and
infrastructure (waterlines, generators, and bridges). All to be
maintained to a high standard. This is a hands-on job therefore
some maintenance and building experience is necessary. The
successful applicants will both be highly motivated and enjoy a
degree of isolation in a rare location. Vehicle and three bedroom
house provided, with ocean view, and with DSL internet. Salary
negotiable. Please reply with cover letter, resume and references

CARETAKERS WANTED on Hawaii’s Big Island. We need
caretakers for fixer upper cabins, farms and houses in Kalapana,
Opihikao, Mountain View, Glenwood and the Pahoa areas. Houses
need some fixing up. Drywall, painting, carpentry, etc. We also
offer a volunteer work exchange farm internship program on our
tropical fruit farms.  For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX,

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
 Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but
ideally desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt
shape or 20 x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain
water catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless
internet, surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We
share excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese,
feta, and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet,
child, and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


EMPLOYER seeking competent managers for a 21 unit motel business.
Will manage all aspects of motel operations. Will be responsible
for basic bookkeeping, making reservations, sign in and sign out
customers, keeping rooms clean, grounds keeping, minor repair and
maintenance and other duties as needed. Housing/utilities (three
bedrooms/one bath) provided plus salary. Needed immediately. Pay
may be more depending on experience. Families and couples
encouraged to apply. Please mail your resume and cover letter to:

FARM CARETAKERS needed (preferably a couple) to assist an elderly
owner work and care for a 800 acre wheat and pea dry land farm
and home. Located 6-7 miles out of Moscow, ID. Must have
experience and knowledge of farming operations and be able to do
physical labor of farm duties including operating and maintaining
farm equipment. Salary and additional benefits to include
possible housing to be discussed at time of interview. Please
mail your resume and cover letter to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CHICAGO FAMILY seeks a "Best in the World" as their
Household Estate Manager overseeing a staff of 15 for their
beautiful, Old World luxury home. Household includes five
children and no pets. The right candidate will have many years of
experience in a private home, be familiar with the care of
17th-century artwork, have the knowledge necessary to create fine
dining vignettes for billionaires, and have experience and
expertise in many more responsibilities of managing a
multimillion-dollar home. Must be honest, hard-working, and able
to work well with others. This is a live-out position. Salary
$100,000+ and includes benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SEEKING A MATURE PERSON for some short visits to the doctor's
office, grocery shopping, and short vacation travel.
Approximately five hours weekly. In exchange for free rent and
parking, will have own private room, private bath, and TV. Meals
included. Located in the central Illinois area. Non smoker
preferred. No alcohol or drugs. Must have good, reliable
references. This is an upscale new condo. I am a recent widower.
Small stipend can be arranged. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX(6-10 PM
Central time). If I’m not in, please leave a clear message,
and I will return your call. 

A CHICAGO FAMILY with two small children and two dogs is seeking
a live-in Household Manager. Located two miles north of downtown.
Childcare is covered; responsibilities for this position include
housecleaning, laundry, bill paying, light gardening, light
cooking, running errands, overseeing contractors, pet care, etc.
This family is seeking a friendly, personable, nonsmoking
self-starter individual. Working hours are 9-5 with Sunday and
Monday off. Employee may have a pet. Salary to $60,000 and
includes 3-room apartment, vehicle, paid utilities and cable TV,
meals during working hours, and insurance provided. Please call

A SINGLE HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER wanted for a five bedroom house on
a five-acre farmette in a rural area midway between Chicago and
Milwaukee. You only need to work eight hours a week (mowing, snow
removal, maintenance) in return for a private room and bath and
kitchen privileges. My wife and I travel and will be in the house
only occasionally. No pets, please. Prefer someone with handyman
and carpentry skills and accustomed to rural property. You will
need a car. This long-term position is available now. Please


NEED A RETIRED COUPLE to manage a small motel. Please reply to

HORSE CARETAKER needed. We need a person who knows how to care
for four stalled horses in return for living in house trailer. To
apply, please send your qualifications to Caretaker Position,


RESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGER person or couple needed. A two bedroom
apartment is provided, in exchange for maintenance/management of
a 75 unit apartment complex. Please mail your resume to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tuscany, Italy from about July 10 to
September 10. I'm a psychologist and my husband is a doctor.
We’re looking for someone reliable, with references, who
likes the country and loves dogs. I would prefer a couple with
experience on rural properties. My two-bedroom typical colonial
house is eight kilometers from Florence in Tuscany, on a fairly
large rural property. It’s a quiet place in the country, 25
minutes walk from the bus station. There are many fruit trees and
you can eat all the fruit from the land. The house is very well
supplied, including free DSL. We have a dog and a cat. The tasks
required are to guard the house and to give food to the pets, to
water the flowers pots and some new trees, and to clean up a
small apartment beside the house, where some tourists will come
to stay for one week. We have five weeks reserved during the
summer and the apartment must be clean to their arrival. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Todi area, near Perugia. Couple,
preferably mature, needed to look after a historic house and
animals for a minimum of six months. The security of the house is
essential. Garden and light housework. Cottage on property
provided, utilities included. Car can be arranged. No
remuneration. For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE WOULD LIKE TO swap our three bedroom house in northern Italy,
near Lake Garda, for a house in the Santa Cruz area of California
for the month of August, 2007. For more details, please email


I AM 34, SINGLE, FEMALE with no children, living alone in
Kentucky, searching for a male partner to homestead with me on my
property here. I am 5'5 about 160 lbs, hourglass shape and busty.
Long brown naturally wavy hair and brown eyes. Although I am not
skinny, I am told often that I have a pleasingly plump build and
am never referred to as fat. I am part Cherokee Indian and
Scottish. I am a transplant here originally from Michigan. Spent
eight years in Florida and then moved to Kentucky in 2005. I
bought 8½ aces here and am starting my very own homestead.
I am a very independent minded woman. Searching more for a
partner than just a man in my life. He must truly want an
independent woman, one whom is not afraid of taking things on by
herself and standing up for herself. He must appreciate that I
can, and do most often, my own thinking. He should be content in
the knowing that he is wanted in my life, not so much needed.
Serious insecurity issues do not work for me. Looking forward to
any replies. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE WANTED: A Maine Island that has been owned by the same
family for 200 years is looking for a couple to join our present
staff. One person needs to have boating experience including
operation and maintenance. One person is needed with horse and
general farm experience and to assist in other areas of the
island. Both positions are fulltime, year round and include
housing on the island, insurance and other benefits. Candidates
need to be versatile and adaptable, have an easy going
disposition and good people skills. Please send cover letter and
resume including references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in Brunswick. Brunswick's leading Bed and
Breakfast Inn is looking for a dynamic couple or individual to be
onsite Innkeepers. Will be responsible for all innkeeping duties
and providing owner weekly reports on occupancy, income/expenses,
concerns and suggestions. Must oversee and sell art in the inn
art program, be computer literate, have knowledge of QuickBooks,
reservation systems, or ready to learn. Items still in
transition. Please send your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Phone inquiries not accepted.


SMALL SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER near DC looking for an on site
retreat manager/couple with experience, pleasing personality,
flexibility, good communication skills, and a joyful spirit. Am
Kolel Sanctuary, a former monastery, is on 28 acres of land and
forest. Skills and experience desired: ability to work well with
others, administrative, property management, facilities and
grounds maintenance. Other skills optimal: organic gardening,
experience with community supported agriculture, and marketing.
Salary and benefits are negotiable. Please contact

COUPLE is seeking a caretaker for their private residence,
pleasure horses, oriental garden, farm and handyman work in
Monkton. Full time, $2,100 per month plus benefits plus large
tenant house. Great schools. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


UNIQUE FARM WORK/apprenticeship opportunity. Gain experience
growing organic produce on two established farms. Rabbit's Dance
Farm in Cumberland, RI and Grateful Farm in Franklin, MA. We seek
enthusiastic, energetic individuals with prior farming experience
who would benefit from further training. Participate in all
aspects of two distinct vegetable operations. Rabbit's Dance
Farm, a three acre CSA in its 5th season, has 60 summer shares
and 40-60 winter shares with volunteer and member involvement. We
are seeking individuals who are flexible, positive and joyful,
and are comfortable working both on their own and with other
people of all skill levels. Apprentices work 45 hours a week or
sometimes more, often with the farm managers. We’ll create
a schedule together at the beginning of the season. This position
includes a stipend of $150/week, housing, farm vegetables, and a
car. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to talking with


FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT is available, with kitchenette, bath
and private entrance, free of charge for a caretaker (writer,
painter, or artist) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Utilities included
(except telephone). Use of pool. Owner mostly absent. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my home in Jalisco, Mexico from
September 26 until November 6, 2007. I am German Citizen and have
a property with house and a pool. The person I want would have to
feed and care for my two dogs, a small one and a bigger one. They
are friendly and easy going. You can learn more about me at my


FULL TIME EXPERIENCED CARETAKER needed to maintain a large
forested parcel in Michigan’s U.P. Couple preferred. Must
be able to operate and maintain all equipment and buildings.
Skills should include carpentry, plumbing and electrical
abilities. People skills a must. Many benefits including housing
and work vehicle included. Please respond to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED in Higbee. An outdoor club wants a motivated,
non-chemically dependent, middle aged couple for resident
managers of campground/dude ranch. Work campers will receive
rent/utilities and much more in exchange for horseback riding and
training, driving teams, construction, cleaning, forestry,
carpentry, computer and phone marketing trail rides/camping and
various outdoor activities. Co-op farming and real estate
co-investment possible. Want career minded and job minded work
campers. Good health a must! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in southwestern Missouri needs a couple with RV, to
assist managers in all levels of work. Gorgeous, rolling hills,
20 minutes from Belle Vista, Arkansas. Must be in good physical
shape, and healthy. Retired is ideal! Can have one non-aggressive
pet (no Pit Bulls or Rottweilers). Need 15 - 20 hours a week till
Fall or longer. Includes full RV hookup, electric and perks. Need
ASAP. Please send resume, references, recent picture of
yourselves and rig, (include Rover), to XXXXXXXXXXXXX, and follow
with phone call to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED for a small lodge in Darby. Housing and small
salary included. Please send your resume: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MECHANIC NEEDED for a Montana cattle ranch. No major repairs but
you do need to know vehicles and some heavy equipment.
Heated-floor shop, nice housing, utilities and benefits provided.
Send resume to Job Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL CARETAKERS wanted to caretake a small ranch in Whitefish.
Couple preferred. Horse care, barn and ground maintenances in
exchange for a nice clean one bedroom apartment, including
utilities and washer/dryer. References required. To apply, please


couple to help manage a wellness center. Also lots of gardening
and environmentally oriented community activism involved. In
other words, lots of good times. We offer free rent and share in
our garden bounty. You will also have the opportunity to earn
money helping to run our fitness center. We are not religiously
oriented and are very health conscious, so please no drugs or
smoking. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for an apartment complex. We are looking for a
full-time, positive, dependable and detail oriented person to
clean and take care of our community. You must live on-site.
Apply in person at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARMER, IDEA AND LEARNING exchange opportunity. Our
country’s main income source is from agriculture. We
produce organic vegetables, milk, and fruit. Every farmer has
cows, buffalo, chickens, pig, and sheep. Please if you like to
stay with a farmer we offer a hearty welcome and would like to
share ideas during your stay on our farm. We will provide meals
and accommodation. Our farm team wishes you all the best and are
looking forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely,

“Elsa Rozelaar - A Cat-sitting Christmas Carol”
Date of Birth: 10/24/46
Interests: Antiques, travelling, architecture, watching TV 
Quote: “As long as we keep learning from our mistakes
there´s hope for the planet.” From Elsa’s

Elsa Rozelaar

     At the office, the computers were down. It could last all
day, we were told. Only the Internet was performing normally. It
was October 9, 2006, and the November/ December issue of The
Caretaker Gazette was just made available on the Internet. So,
instead of serving the public in my job, and with nothing much
else to do, I was looking at hours of just reading and enjoying
the latest Gazette. It was going to be a very, very nice day!!
     An hour later my first email was on its way. In the South of
England a dog/cat-sitter was required over Christmas. My own
holiday would start that same week on October 13, but with
nothing much planned I suddenly realized I might be able to
change the whole thing around. And there was the old dream. For
years now I promised myself one Christmas where there would be no
obligations, no guests, no dinner parties etc. Instead there
would be only me and the BBC.  One Christmas where I would be
able to watch all the fabulous programs they show during the
festive season. All of a sudden there was a distinct possibility
this was going to be the year!
      A half an hour after I sent my email message - there was a
reply. This family of three would be visiting relatives in South
Africa and they needed someone to look after Barney, their
nineteen-year-old red Tomcat. Sadly, their dog had just died very
unexpectedly. There was kindness and warmth in the email and it
felt to me like reconnecting with an old friend. It turned out
the feeling was mutual. We exchanged more emails and two days
later we were sure it would all work out fine and I was very
welcome to come and stay in their home.
     There would be a live Christmas tree, two deep freezers
filled with food that I was welcome to dig into, a tiny
supermarket just across the road and fabulous neighbors! I
emailed back that I was very much looking forward to my first
official cat-sitting assignment. A few weeks later I received an
email telling me my Christmas cake just came out of the oven and
was smelling rather good. How nice and wonderful!
     On December 9, exactly two months after spotting the ad, I
arrived in Southampton, where I was met by Davina. We drove back
to her home via the scenic route and just a few minutes after
leaving the airport I was reminded of what it is England does
best: countryside. Even in December it looked glorious! A great
drive and lots to talk about. Forty minutes later I was welcomed
by the rest of the family. Barney was not totally taken with me
straight away, but I was confident that would change. 
      After we said goodbye like old friends and they left in a
flurry of excitement and last minute changes to their luggage, I
started getting the house serene and uncluttered for my own
special  Christmas. Soon I had candles burning, the cat on my lap
(I told you so), the Christmas tree sparkling with lights, my
beautiful Christmas cake on display and yes...the BBC on. It
turned out there were even a few presents for me under that
beautiful tree. How kind and thoughtful was that?? It was going
to be a very very nice Christmas!
      I was not mistaken. Long grey days, just begging to be
spent in front of a TV screen, a great choice of wonderful
programs, a lovely cat, food at arm´s length and indeed,
fabulous neighbors.
     They took me carol singing in their church, to Chichester to
see the Cathedral and to Portsmouth to see Old Portsmouth and the
Harbour. And since I injured my knee a few days before arriving
that was the extent of my explorations of the region. It didn't
bother me. I liked it at home. It was cozy. A few times I went to
a nearby village to do some shopping but couldn't wait to get
home again and enjoy the cat, the tree and yes...the BBC. Never
spent as much time at home as here. This was hibernating and I
loved it. My dream proved to be a good one. Whenever South Africa
called me and told me about the great time they were having, I
could truthfully answer them that everything at the home front
was hunky-dory and that I was having a great time too.
     Then, one day, it was all over. Four and a half weeks gone.
My dream Christmas was over and I needed to come out of
hibernation and get back into reality. It was difficult.
Difficult to say goodbye to my new friends, the neighbors,
difficult to say goodbye to lovely Barney and back home difficult
to find my ''Amsterdam legs'' again!
     But what a great experience! For the rest of my life I will
be seduced by house/cat/dog sitting ads. Now, when I get an
update from The Caretaker Gazette I feel butterflies in my tummy:
will my next assignment be in there? Because if it is up to me,
there will be another great one!

Elsa near her cat-sitting assignment!


RANCH HANDYMAN Couple needed in Minden, NV. Will perform a
variety of work around a horse ranch in the Carson Valley. Will
need to operate a tractor and other heavy equipment such as a
loader, grader, backhoe, etc. Assist with ground preparation for
construction project. Will do cleanup work, removing trash and
debris and other work as assigned, and irrigation work when
needed. Must like to be around horses and other animals. Live on
site in a one bedroom mobile home. Housekeeping work available if
a couple wants to apply. Salary to be discussed at time of
interview. Please mail your resume and cover letter to:

RELIABLE COUPLE needed to maintain and manage a 200 unit Mini
Storage Facility in Pahrump. Computer experience is helpful.
Duties include maintaining yard, cleaning units, renting units,
collecting rents, deposit funds etc. Experience preferred,
however, will train the right couple. On site housing plus
utilities included along with salary. Please mail your resume to

CARETAKER NEEDED to assist an individual with various odd jobs
around a 40 acre property. Will need to work 10+ hours per week.
Shift will be a minimum of four to five hours per day. Must be
willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, and be
physically fit. Have basic knowledge of carpentry. Be
mechanically inclined as basic maintenance and repair of
structures is required. Be dependable and have a good work ethic.
Please mail your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CAMDEN FAMILY seeks a Nanny/Chef. The right candidate will have
experience with preschoolers, be flexible and outgoing, and have
the ability to prepare great home-style and healthy meals for
daddy and his little girl. They live in a country urban setting
in a beautiful home with a dog. They are looking for someone who
will stay long-term and grow with the family. Salary from $45,000
+ benefits & housing. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


NON-EMPLOYED RETIRED COUPLE wanted as volunteer hosts at BLM's
Dripping Springs Natural Area and Recreation Site near Las
Cruces. Residence and stipend are provided. A one year commitment
is required. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A QUIET HOME in Santa Fe has an opening for a live-in caregiver,
providing services to an elderly couple in their 5,000 sq. ft
home. Room, board and appropriate wages apply. Caregiver will
have own bedroom and bath. Applicant has valid driver’s
license, excellent driving record and able to pass a background
check. Good cooks only should apply. Duties include meal
planning, shopping for meals, cooking, serving three meals per
day, (light breakfast/lunch, and well prepared tasty low fat
dinners including vegetable and salad). Must keep an immaculate
kitchen, including pick up, dish washing after every meal.
Personal quarters must be kept clean. Caregiver will drive couple
to Doctor’s appointments, run errands, do light outdoor
garden work, clean porches, light house cleaning (someone else
comes to clean weekly). Six days per week are required. Day
starts at approximately 7:00 am and is finished at about 8:00 pm
with breaks in between. Personality and disposition of caregiver
is extremely important. My parents do not want someone who
dominates their space. Once duties are accomplished, caregiver
feels comfortable going to their own quarters or another area of
the home for private time. Person must be kind, careful and
quiet. Couple has emphysema, on oxygen. Loving care and tending
to daily needs with the right attitude is essential. A list of
daily chores will be made available as a suitable caretaker is
identified. Couple naps every afternoon. Small indoor dog is very
important part of life. Loving care of dog and its safety is
essential. Only non-smokers need apply. Please send resumes to


near Rhinebeck. This year-round position requires family support
on weekends during the year, and heavy interaction with extended
family during June-August. Some travel between NYC, Bridgehampton
and Rhinebeck. The ideal couple will be resourceful, hospitable,
educated and hands-on. Salary depends on experience ($80,000 -
$100,000 per couple) - housing and car provided. Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and cover letter detailing your
experience and salary requirements.

CARETAKER POSITION available in Northern Dutchess County. This is
a year-round position. Must be hands on, with four - six years of
property caretaking experience. To apply, please mail your resume

CARETAKER NEEDED in Clove Valley, Dutchess County. Responsible
competent single man or couple with strong body needed for
maintenance of 130 acres in an exclusive estate. Care for
grounds, animals and garden. Small housekeeping duties.
Comfortable housing provided, and a small stipend. Please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is seeking residential seasonal
staff through October 2007. Located in a beautiful setting in the
Catskill Mountains. Staff needed for front desk, kitchen and
dining room, grounds, event production, housekeeping. Requires
positive attitude, problem solving, computer skills, no physical
limitations, and the ability to multi-task and communicate with
others. All positions may be called on to work in all departments
as needed. Must be able to work flexible hours. Retail/service
industry experience a plus. Room and board included, plus weekly
stipend, use of the Sanctuary and Yoga Studio, hiking trails,
swimming pool, etc. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lower Hutt, New Zealand for about four
weeks in September 2007. I am looking for a housesitter for our
lovely cat, who needs allot of affection. I need someone who
loves cats and would be at home a lot. I work from home myself,
so she is used to having people around, a retired couple or
person who works from home would be ideal. We would need someone
every year for about this time, so would be great if we could
find someone who could do it every year, prefer someone who lives
in New Zealand so that we can easily meet you. email:

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Hamilton area of New Zealand from
September 2nd to October 10th, 2007. Hamilton is New Zealand's
fourth largest urban area, and is the country's seventh largest
city. It is in the Waikato region of the North Island,
approximately 130 km south of Auckland. I have two small dogs to
be looked after. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MATURE COUPLE are needed as Resident Managers. Will live in a
mobile home park off North Tryon. This is a one person position.
Position offers $1,500/month plus housing, bonus and benefits. To
apply, please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK (Vegetarian) needed. Only non-smoking
mature single females need apply. We are a work at home couple
with no children. Our herbal business requires us to frequently
have guests in during the week. Your duties are to keep up our
home and provide one meal each weekday around noon. Your weekends
are your own. The position requires professional house cleaning
and cooking skills. Weekly salary of $250.00 plus a private room
and bath provided.  No children, smoking, drinking, drugging or
partying. If interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

inexpensive retreat? I am seeking a mature, responsible, quiet,
female housesitter/petsitter to handle things when I travel. $150
per month rent for private bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen
privileges. Quiet country setting in "green" community;
walking trails; easy drive to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. Must be
a cat lover, willing to spoil my two indoor/outdoor cats. Looking
for 4 to 6 month situation, but could be extended if it works out
well. References required. No smoking. Please call Susan at


A CANTON GENTLEMAN with three children and a large dog is seeking
a live-Chef to provide healthy meals. Responsibilities will
include lunch for the office staff and dinner for the family. May
also be called upon to cook for social functions. At least three
years' experience and/or professional training is required.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience and includes

RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for an apartment complex in
Mount Washington, a family-oriented neighborhood located at the
eastern edge of Cincinnati's city limits. To apply, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CHAGRIN FALLS ADULT COUPLE seeks a hands-on live-out Household
Manager who is an expert gardener to care for their 5,700 sq ft
home with two large, gentle dogs. Gardening is the most important
responsibility of this position; duties include complete care of
perennial beds, planting and caring for pots of annuals, weed
spraying, filling bird feeders, and care of fountains. Other
responsibilities include housecleaning, laundry, ironing,
organizing, dog care, and hiring contractors as needed. They are
looking for a conscientious individual who takes initiative and
is a dedicated problem-solver. Salary commensurate with skills
and abilities and includes benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CANTON GENTLEMAN with three children and a large dog is seeking
a live-out Estate Manager to oversee his 15,000 square foot home.
Responsibilities include overseeing three housekeepers and
grounds crew, as well as supervising all home projects and
renovations. Will also be responsible for travel arrangements and
planning social functions. Must be proactive in seeing what needs
to be done and following through. At least five years' experience
and/or professional training required. Salary commensurate with
skills and experience and includes benefits. Please call


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small Lake Club. This is a full-time
position. Should have 2 - 5 years experience. Salary, housing and
utilities included. Couple preferred. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Year-round, live-in mature married couple to
run a lovely 11 bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in Southeast
Oklahoma. No children or pets. Excellent housekeepers, good with
people, light maintenance and ground care. Great opportunity for
a team. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN CARETAKER needed in Muskogee. Only mature, single ladies
need apply. This position has no heavy lifting, light
housekeeping, shopping and cooking. You will need a valid
Oklahoma driver’s license. Weekly salary, and a private
room and bath are provided. Work and personal references are
required. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for an


CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE opportunity for a trustworthy, qualified
person. In exchange, you can live on 20 private secluded acres in
Southern Oregon. Rugged, no power. Must have own RV/camp
trailer/tent. No drugs/alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CONDO CARETAKER needed. Live atop beautiful Mt Hood all year
long. Homeowner association seeking a condominium caretaker. Must
be personable and professional. Responsibilities include
providing light maintenance, common area cleaning and responding
to building emergencies. Compensation includes a two bedroom unit
plus monthly salary. Criminal background check and a valid Oregon
Drivers license required. Please submit your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED to provide housekeeping and landscaping at
historic XXXXXXXXXXXXX in West Linn, OR. Free rent and utilities
provided. Please call or email to request a job announcement and
questionnaire at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG TERM POSITION AVAILABLE for a dedicated mature woman wanting
to work a forty hour week for a private married couple living on
ranch near Medford. Job requires professional house cleaning,
cooking, and expert care for ornamental gardens and animals.
Salary plus a nice two bedroom, two bath cabin on the Rogue
River, will be provided by the owner for housekeeper and her
mate. The mate can hold an outside job. One mile of private river
frontage is available for steelhead and salmon fishing. No
children, pets, smoking, drinking, drugging or partying. Please
email your resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


STAFF, VOLUNTEERS; karma yogis; yoginis; wanted at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
All skills and talents (gardeners, handymen, etc.) welcome. Come
practice ayurveda, yoga, meditation. Be the architect of a new
healthy happy way for humanity. No meat, smoking, drugs or
alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND/FACILITY caretaker needed in the Poconos. Must have
experience in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc. For more
info, please write to, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PITTSBURGH COUPLE seeks a very professional couple to give
their home the highly specialized care it requires. In addition
to housecleaning, responsibilities include laundry, ironing,
occasional cooking, and supervising ground maintenance crews.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a beautiful home for a
family that will truly appreciate your hard work and expertise.
Experience and/or professional training a must. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience for 5½ days a week
and includes benefits and living accommodations. Please call

CARETAKERS needed for Larry's Creek Fish and Game Club, located
in Central Lycoming County. Two live-in positions available,
which includes housing, salary and benefits. Prior experience in
booking for large groups would be very helpful. Farm experience
would be helpful, but not required. Please submit your interest,
including background and experience to: Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Delaware Water Gap area. A single person or a couple is needed as
soon as possible to oversee a property in Pennsylvania, in the
Stroudsburg vicinity, overlooking Cherry Valley. We offer a
private, three bedroom, furnished house. Live rent free in
exchange for light maintenance work. No salary but a per hour
compensation for extra work may be worked out. No addictions.
Children OK. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WELL ESTABLISHED B&B, in Newport RI, seeking assistant
Innkeeper for the season. The compensation package includes
housing (on site) and wages, with an excellent working
environment, wonderful people and coastal living this position is
more of an adventure than a traditional job. We will provide
extensive training. Cooking skills are a plus, but not a
requirement. If you want to learn more, direct your calls to:


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tayside, Scotland this July and August, and
again in October 2007. I have a spacious home, and one cat. My
home is ideally located near the countryside and tourist
attractions. For more details, please call John at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE LIVE IN A SMALL VILLAGE, near Lockerbie, in beautiful Dumfries
and Galloway, with excellent walking, and loads to do. Our ideal
housesitter would be a non-smoking couple, to look after the
dogs: Springer and mini Dachshunds, and feed the fish, for
approximately four weeks starting December 15, 2007. Possible use
of a car as well. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


TABLE ROCK STATE PARK is looking for volunteer campground hosts.
Hosts have a choice of a variety of positions available
including: maintenance, campground store, fee station, nature
center operation and trail runners. Hosts will be given a free RV
site for their RV including water, electric and sewage and are
required to work a minimum of 24 hours per week total. We are one
of the premier parks in South Carolina. Hosts can work from two
months to six months. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESORT MANAGERS needed. Lodging experience required. This
position is perfect for a couple. Maintenance skills required.
Salary, housing and utilities provided. Please mail your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND needed 10 miles southeast of Fort Pierre. This is a
cow calf operation, with calving, haying, feeding, moving,
branding and doctoring cattle. For more information, please

PART-TIME CARETAKER needed for a 51 unit complex in Sioux Falls.
Live on-site preferred. Duties include upkeep, maintenance and
cleaning. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING A CARETAKER, preferably a couple, for an off-the-grid,
oceanfront house on an outer island of Palau. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for details, photographs, and application


SMALL PRODUCE FARM in East Tennessee Mountains is in need of help
with chores. We raise berries, produce and also sell free-range
eggs at market May thru November. Would consider long term. We
have an RV hookup in exchange for yard work and gardening. Close
to parks and recreational areas, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, etc. No
remuneration. For more info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN RANCH HAND position available for an individual with some
horse knowledge and experience. Duties include feeding, watering,
mucking, keeping barns and facilities clean and neat, grooming,
blanketing and turn out, helping with breeding and foaling,
catching and holding horses for farrier, cleaning horse trailers,
collecting and burning/hauling trash, maintaining pens and
fences, stacking hay, feed and shavings and other general ranch
duties. We provide a small one bedroom, one bath furnished
bunkhouse with utilities and high speed internet access, pasture
board for up to three horses, a ranch truck and a small stipend.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE COUPLE to live on and manage a 544 unit
self storage facility in San Antonio. This couple must be
experienced in the areas of customer service, telephone
etiquette, computers, resolving customer complaints, working with
the regional manager to meet company goals, great organizational
skills, pride in their work, ability to work alone, and general
maintenance. Previous experience as a self storage manager not
required. Perfect opportunity for retired couples. If you
qualify, you will be rewarded with a free apartment, free
utilities, salary plus generous bonus, outstanding
medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, vacation and most major
holidays off, and onsite training. I am looking for the best
couple to fill this slot. Imagine living and working on site and
not having to drive to work or worry about the cost of gasoline.
I will be interviewing the week of the 14th and hope to finalize
the process by the 21st. Must be available to start working
within 3 - 4 weeks. Please feel free to email me at:

HOME IN DALLAS available for housesitting for June - August.
It’s a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in a lovely, safe, older
quiet area. No smokers and no children. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
to apply.

NATIONWIDE Self Storage Management Company is seeking full time
management couples. To apply, please email your resume to

DOG LOVING HOUSESITTER OR COUPLE needed for our beautiful two
story house in an upscale, safe, central San Antonio
neighborhood. We are close to the Riverwalk, Alamo, and shopping.
We have a 60 inch flat screen TV, Bird/butterfly landscaped,
internet access, weekly maid service, large deck, and an outdoor
grille. We have two small affectionate dogs. One requires
injection three times/week. You must have your own mobile phone,
transportation, and ability to give dog injections. Our vacation
is from November 1 - 22, 2007. Come early, stay a few days after.
References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A COUPLE OR SINGLE needed to be a house sitter and care for dogs
when I am absent. I offer a one bedroom furnished apartment with
separate laundry facilities. I have three elderly Newfoundland
dogs in a kennel situation, so care is minimal. I am gone about
five months. I would like mowing, edging and some maintenance
work completed. Located on a private lake north of Dallas.
References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed in Conroe. Requires a minimum of
one year groundskeeping experience. Job duties include cutting
grass, weeding, all groundskeeping duties and taking care of
horses. Employer does drug screen and background check. To apply,
please mail your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PARK HOST VOLUNTEERS are needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. The time frame
desired is for the recreation season starting in April 2008
through the end of September 2008. We are looking for volunteers
who can provide hospitality and customer service to park guests,
assisting in the upkeep of park facilities and promoting safe
responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Physical ability
to navigate camp loop and visit campsites (position may require
extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such
as heat, cold, and or rain). We will be offering a full service
RV site with 30amp service (50 amp in the future). We are
centrally located between Stephenville, and Brownwood, at one of
the premiere crappie lakes in Texas. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN MANAGEMENT TEAM needed to manage a 600+ storage unit
facility in Helotes. Excellent sales and customer service
required. Experience preferred, but will train the right Managers
if qualified. Competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and
free apartment provided. To apply, please fax XXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS interested in Buddhism are sought for two camps in
Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern Thailand, which is 650 km
northeast of Bangkok. One camp is located in the Boontharik
district and the other in the Khemmarat district. The camps serve
local children ages 7 - 15 years old who are learning about
Buddhism, meditation, and learning to give, in preparation for
ordination. You should love children as well as learning about
other cultures. To participate, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information


HOUSE SWAP available. My Turkish Aegean summer house for your San
Francisco Bay area apartment/house. I have a three bedroom cozy
summer house in a safe and beautifully remote Aegean getaway.
Close to maintained beach, and sea side terraces, clean and cool
Aegean swims. Located near the historic and scenic area of Assos
with many nearby Ancient Greek ruins. Striking views from the
house of the Greek island of Lesbos. Other nearby attractions
include Troy, Assos, Babakale. I am interested in swapping for
the first two or three weeks of July 2007. Please email


CAMPGROUND HOST COUPLE needed for Dixie National Park Campground,
east of Cedar City. We also need a host couple with some water
system or plumbing experience. Full RV hookup sites plus wages
provided. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED to live on, manage and maintain a 600 acre
estate in Vermont full time. For more details, please email your
particulars to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEED A COUPLE to provide ranch/domestic help. We are looking for
an experienced couple (late 20's - 45) to provide ranch and
domestic services on our 500 acre farm in Virginia. We raise 100
Texas Longhorns; have eight horses, eleven barn cats and other
miscellaneous critters. Farm management includes general pasture
and grounds upkeep (fencing, feeding, equipment maintenance, and
daily maintenance of animals, seasonal garden care (vegetable,
herbs, flower and fruit trees). Our domestic needs include
housekeeping of our main residence and two guest houses, visiting
grandchildren, and occasional entertaining assistance. In return
we are providing a private home with a garden, salary, beef, and
benefits. We look forward to your reply and opportunity to share
the comforts and vistas of the Virginia countryside. Please

CARETAKER needed for a waterfront estate in York County. You must
have knowledge of the trades, boats, houses, pools, etc. Must be
mechanically inclined and have a lot of local connections.
Flexible hours. Please send a letter or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE NEED A HOUSE/PET-SITTER for our home in South West Wales, UK
for one week from August 4th and for two weeks from September
13th. Must like animals and enjoy walking. We have two large dogs
that need to be walked every day. We also have a cat and three
horses (horses live out so no work required just checking on them
and filling their water troughs). We live in the Pembrokeshire
countryside of South West Wales. For more info, please email


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is hiring a husband/wife caretaker/manager team for
a 300 site private family camping club in northwestern Washington
on the banks of the Skagit River. Heated pool, lodge, volleyball
court, basketball court, and small children’s play area.
Full time year round duties include caretaker duties, hands-on
maintenance and repair, and some managerial duties. House,
utilities, and salary provided. Please send your resume to

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY seeking couples to work as on-site assistant
managers. Duties involve the overseeing of residents and staff of
an independent environment. Knowledge of accounts payable,
accounts receivable, payroll, maintenance solutions, human
resources and customer service are helpful but not required.
Looking for a couple to work as a team with existing managers and
executive chef. One bedroom apartment, meals, utilities paid and
salary. This is a position for two people, resumes from both
applicants please. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED - Housekeeping of cabins in Glenwood.  This is a
summer position, which may develop into year-round position. Must
have at least six months housekeeping experience (either personal
or work-related). Salary package with possible room and board
exchange. Possible lodging facilities available for individual,
couple or couple with one child in exchange for duties. Please
mail your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEATTLE HOUSE SWAP available. We have a dog-friendly two bedroom
craftsman in the Green Lake area. Green Lake is a freshwater lake
in north central Seattle, within Green Lake Park. The park is
surrounded by the Green Lake neighborhood to the north and east,
the Wallingford neighborhood to the south, the Phinney Ridge
neighborhood to the west. For more info, please email Amy at

FAIR OAKS ESTATES needs a Property Management Team/Couple for a
mobile home park in the Puyallup area. Must live on site, with
computer and maintenance skills required. Excellent compensation
available for a motivated team. Advancement opportunity
available. A background check is required. To apply, please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed for Protection Island National Wildlife
Refuge in Port Angeles, WA starting in April 2008 and with a
flexible end date. We are looking for a person(s) who would like
to live for up to one year here. Protection Island is a large
seabird nesting island within the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 60
miles northwest of Seattle. The island is about 3-miles offshore.
Rhinoceros auklet, tufted puffin, pigeon guillemot, black
oystercatcher, double-crested and pelagic cormorant,
glaucous-winged gull, and bald eagle nest on this 360-acre
island. The island also hosts a large harbor seal haul out and
smaller numbers of elephant seals. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
provide a home on the island, a boat for the volunteer to access
the island, and a monthly stipend of $350. Duties include acting
as the Refuge host to researchers, assisting with research
projects as needed, and maintenance assistance, like keeping
boats and docks clean. Because the island is closed to public
access, the volunteer also makes contact with boaters to provide
education and interpretation about the Refuge. For more
information please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING PERSON/COUPLE for a one bedroom modern home located on a
beautifully maintained rural estate in West Virginia, available
mid-June 2007. If you are reliable, honest and love country
living, access to private golf course, lake and creek, miles of
trails, animals and close proximity to town, please contact us.
Need 'caretaker' to be available on property especially when
owner is away. Rent is $390 plus utilities. Occasional part time
outdoors work for wages may also be available. Pet OK upon
approval. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Beech Fork Lake. Volunteers will be able to
launch their boats at no charge, and camp for free on sites
featuring concrete pads, plus water, sewage, and 50 amp electric
hookups.  A minimum of approximately 20 hours of work per week
will be required of each campsite. To apply for this volunteer
position, please write XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A NORTHEAST WISCONSIN deer and tree farm is looking for a full
time caretaker. Experience with animals and farm machinery is
necessary. Salary and housing provided. To apply, please mail
your resume and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN APARTMENT MANAGER and caretaker needed in Shorewood. Need
to manage 72 units between two buildings in Shorewood/Eastside.
Duties will include: light maintenance, housekeeping, showing the
property, new leasing, lease renewals, and contract management.
Experience a must. Excellent opportunity for a couple. To apply,
please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDEAL OPPORTUNITY for two onsite caretakers to assist in managing
a 131 unit apartment community. Must be a couple or a two person
team and must live onsite. The compensation package begins with a
two-bedroom apartment, two parking spaces, and a weekly salary.
Only serious applicants will be considered. Please mail your

PART-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private horse farm in the
Racine area. Excellent living quarters are provided on site. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DEPERE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB is seeking responsible live-in
caretaker(s). Will be responsible for cleaning, stocking,
maintenance of grounds, and some clerical duties. Honesty and
integrity a must. Please mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CATTLE RANCH in Sheridan needs help. We are looking for a person
or couple to work on a remote commercial cattle ranch. Living
quarters are provided along with utilities, salary, insurance,
paid vacation, and a 401k plan. This position will include
handling cattle horseback, fencing, water system maintenance, and
building/equipment maintenance. There is no farming and very
little feeding involved. Willing to train to some extent someone
with a good attitude. To apply, please email Tony at


Caretaker Available: Hunt camp, ranch, summer camp, organic farm,
wilderness setting with lake or river a plus. Yearly residency
preferred. Please call Paul at XXXXXXXXXXXXX after 9 pm EST or
weekends anytime.

English gentleman, youthful late 40's, seeks houseman/butler/
chauffeur/housesitter etc: position worldwide. No ties; non
smoker, honest, practical, intelligent, well dressed and spoken.
Excellent driver (ex London chauffeur), of prestige vehicles, 4x4
and trucks. Houseman and yacht experience. Unfortunately no green
card though family in U.S./Canada. Available immediately. Contact

Personal assistant/Caretaker position desired, anywhere warm,
retired female, 60, GS, Marketing. Director. Strengths:
multi-talented. management, organization, planning, excellent
resume/photos and references furnished. Live-in. Salary offers
negotiable.  Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable, trustworthy professional woman anxious to property sit!
All US states. Canada. UK, Italy, France. Various availabilities.

Sarasota, FL, non-live-in, professional caretaking service for
home and pets. Errands, house cleaning, light gardening etc.  25
years experience, licensed, bonded, insured. References

Private Island Caretaking sought by responsible Writer with
extensive technical and property/quality assurance experience. No
fee, just peace of mind in your absence. Please email

Ex Navy SEAL seeking a personal assistant position in the
Boulder, Summit and Eagle County areas of Colorado. Have been
involved in the personal security business for the last four
years. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Registered nurse looking for caretaking position. Watercolorist,
unpublished poet, pleasant company. No experience with horses or
Rottweiler/Doberman breeds. Minimalist cook. Tidy is my forte.

Desirable qualifications. Intelligent and very personable.
Mature, woman, native U.S. citizen, seeking long-term caretaker
position. Flexible. Non-smoker. Animal lover! Very healthy.
Sweaky-clean background. Detailed resume emailed to interested
persons/agencies. Available immediately. Please email

Italian cuisine Chef/Pastry Chef/Baker relocating to Portland
Oregon in September.  Looking to start a B&B with someone.
You have the money, I have the knowledge.  20+years making other
people's restaurants successful. Now it's my turn. Interested...

Bi-Lingual American Family wanting caretaker position in
Guatemala, already living in Quetzaltenango. Phone:

Tuscany calls! Eager to celebrate my 60th year ITALIAN STYLE.
Prefer countryside exchange of services for room and board for
month or more ASAP. A lifetime of experience to offer; Manage
your B&B? Housesit? Feed the iguana? In my heart I speak
fluent Italian...the brain is yet to catch up! Please email

Graduate student seeking a housesitting position beginning August
2007 in/near Washington, D.C. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced 32-year-old man looking for a paid
caretaking/gardening/landscaping position. I have experience in
landscaping, farming, irrigation, and maintenance. I also own a
bobcat tractor, making bigger jobs easy. Please contact

Do you have land that needs caring for? Do you want caretakers
who will nurture wildlife and protect and create habitat? Then
look no further. In our early fifties, as a couple, we offer you
knowledge, experience, ingenuity, skill and heart for your land.
Our combined knowledge base provides security in knowing we will
care for the land and its inhabitants. Please contact

Fun Couple 34 and 28 looking for position for the winter,
possibly fall/winter/spring. Conversant in French and Spanish.
Experience with horses, boats, organic farming, commercial
fishing, and light carpentry.  Interested in surfing, sailing,
skiing, sustainable agriculture. Run summer trips overseas:

Mature female seeking a long-term live-in position in California
as a Property Caretaker. I have No
Children/Drugs/Drinking/Smoking. I will be protective of your
property and precious things, whether it is your home or animals
of all sizes and characteristics. I can also be a personal
assistant, if needed. I have experience in Household Maintenance,
Lawn Machinery and Emergencies. I am Detailed Orientated with
Integrity, High Energy, and am very Healthy. I am well educated
and can communicate to your needs.  I am a young widow and have
found joy in writing children’s books. Please email Mrs. D.

Honest, trustworthy person available. References XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer Seeking housesitting/caretaking position ASAP for a
minimum of one year in Chicago, the Southwest, California, or New
England. Mature, responsible single woman, references available,
background check is fine. Currently in Chicago. No car, so for a
position outside a city with good public transportation use of a
vehicle would be necessary. Duties negotiable in exchange for
rent-free living. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Female with experience in horse care, property maintenance.
Non-smoker, drinker. Quiet, reliable. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

European man (58-years-old) is looking for a live-in position
anywhere in the world. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple in their 20's seeking caretaking opportunity in-or near
Jackson Wyoming. Motivated, flexible, adaptable, and open minded.
Presently managing small rural property in Oregon. Excellent
references available. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Superb Caretaker Available! Seeking caretaking or housesitting
position on Kauai, the Big Island, or Tahiti or New Zealand.
Available immediately. Long-term position preferable with
internet connection (will consider shorter term) – estates
to off-the-grid. Mature, experienced, professional woman
(previously business owner for 17 years) – intelligent,
responsible, reliable, honest, respectful, highly organized,
energetic, healthy, flexible, meticulous, independent, adaptable,
caring, quiet but friendly, bondable, non-smoker/drinker/drugs
with drivers license. Loves nature, animals and plants/gardens.
Excellent references (spanning 35 years or more) and resume
available upon request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Very reliable single man seeks a long term housesitting and pet
care position. I am a N/S, N/D, and totally drug free. Please

Trustworthy, reliable, and responsible health teacher desires a
caretaking position in Italy, other southern European locations,
South America, or California close to healing, thermal waters.
Experience in and enjoy caring for property, animals, plants, and
gardens. Clean, organized, and respectful to owner’s
priorities. Available now. Excellent references. Please email Ann

Ivy-League Educated, Former Peace Corps Volunteer Looking to
Escape Rat Race in or around January 2008. About me:
Mid-twenties, non-smoking, no drugs, no drinking, no children, no
pets, very responsible, adaptable, kind, open-minded, healthy and
strong, currently a manager at a D.C. consulting firm but have
work experience on farms, with ranch/home caretaking, gardening,
cooking, extensive work with children, animals. References
available. Seeking: Peaceful, beautiful setting, solitude,
alternative to the 9-5 world, 6 month + caretaking/house-sitting
work, stipend a plus, preferably in Ireland, Scotland, U.S.
Northwest, but open to most everything. Happy to discuss further.
If interested please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Male, early 60’s, available for a permanent caretaking
position anywhere. Would prefer a warm climate. good handyman
qualifications. I have owned my own handyman service both in the
USA and Canada. Worked in construction for many years, owned a
hardware store. Have skills in plumbing, carpentry, electrical,
backhoe and other equipment operation. Pool experience, fresh and
saltwater. Computer literate. Preventive maintenance. Cook for
myself and others. I am clean, do not drink or use drugs.  Raised
in a farming area and enjoy working with plants and animals. Love
areas around water. I get along with most adults and children. I
have lived and worked in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

San Diego area caretaker position wanted. I am a forty
seven-year-old single woman looking for a property to caretake.
Gardening and pet experience. I want to be closer to my two grown
daughters, who are down there. Therefore I am looking for a long
term position. I have been self employed in CA and WA for twenty
years with a gardening service. I have great references, am
respectful, hardworking, love animals and gardening, and am quiet
and spiritual. Thanks. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Nonsmoking drug-free male handyman in mid-40's in great health
looking for a permanent caretaker position with housing and
salary willing to relocate. Please contact Craig at

Responsible and cheerful person seeking a semi-permanent
property/animal caretaking position. I have over eleven years
property/animal care experience. I would like to stay in
Asheville, NC. I am willing to relocate to Utah or Colorado. I
would love to provide a complete resume and letter with
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Master gardener needs house west of Boston, MA. Experienced with
pets, housesitting. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking to housesit for July and August 2007. We are a
semi-retired extremely trustworthy, reliable, very immaculate
Christian couple looking to care for your home in the Seattle
area. We are prior residents wanting to spend time with family
and friends who reside in the area. We have excellent references
upon request. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired Male is searching for a year-round caretaker job for an
absentee landowner. I have many years of experience taking care
of cattle and horses, feeding livestock, and am experienced with
most farm equipment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX. You
wouldn’t be disappointed.

Looking for House Sitting/Live-In Opportunity. I am a single
35-year-old professional woman who loves to travel and is looking
for a change in her life. I have spent the last 13 years as a
marketing/advertising/design professional. I am divorced, no
children, and have a genuine passion for animals. I have
volunteered as a dog walker at our local humane society –
love cats and dogs. I am very responsible, organized, outgoing,
and caring with Mid-western ethics. I come from a very loving
family of honest and caring people. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Healthy fifty-year-old Canadian male seeking estate management or
personal assistant position on an international level. Certified
scuba diving instructor, cook, massage therapist, landscaper,
bartender, photographer and published author. Presently working
in the Cayman Islands and have traveled extensively throughout SE
Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, South America and Africa.
Impeccable references and resume available upon request that will
outline a positive work ethic based on trust and honesty. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Top Hand seeks new home. Experienced, educated, honest and
reliable. Prefer remote living. Alcohol and smoke free. Have own
tools and off grid housing. Looking for long term, peaceful
situation. Currently located in Coastal California and would
prefer near here but am open to other locales. Please contact me

I am looking for a mutually beneficial and inspiring situation
where I can be a live-in companion for a person who wants to
extend his/her independence. I was born and raised in Switzerland
and came to North America in my early twenties. I have raised
three healthy children and have owned my homes on acreage here on
Vancouver Island. Mature and healthy in body/mind/spirit, I am
able to take care of your personal needs as well as care for your
home, pets and garden. I am dependable, compassionate,
food/health conscious, a Cancerian - and easy company. For more
information, email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX  Thank you.

Does your home need special care? Do you need someone to organize
your life? Would you enjoy knowing that your pets are safe and
happy while you travel? Let's talk! I will take exquisite care of
your home, help you get organized, give your pets special
attention, and oversee all those things that need to be done. I'm
a mature, responsible, neat, non-smoking female seeking a long
term, salaried position. I have a business management background
and years of house sitting/pet sitting experience. Excellent
references. Will relocate for the right opportunity.

Capable/reliable/healthy/active/hard working semi-retired lady
seeking caretaker or house sitting/personal assistant position in
a country setting with living quarters. Preferably at least part
of duties to include working with horses. I have a strong
background with horses to include race horse trainer; galloped;
ponied; cared for; part time wrangled for a tourist ride. Good
with all animals. Well traveled, spent many years as
International travel director, familiar with hospitality
industry. Possibly a lodge that had horses with varied duties
between front desk, assisting with guests and horses would be a
good fit, or a wild animal park as African Safaris was my forte
in travel. References and resume available on request. Please

Would like to house sit on the southern Oregon coast during the
Fall 2007, for three weeks. Please call Mark at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced lady housesitter available from October extended time
in Sydney Australia, preferably Balmain. 61 years energetic.
Altenative therapist. Married daughter lives in Balmain, would
like to spend the winter months nearer to her. References and a
police check will be available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lake Havasu City Area. Husband (handyman) and wife (professional
assistant) looking for full-time, paid caretaking/assistant
position. Please contact by email, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dog Sitter - Passionate animal lover, 30 years experience,
professional lady, non-smoker/non-drinker. Impeccable references,
including officers and members of humane organizations and
veterinarians. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman, with elder care experience seeking a fulltime
elderly/house/petsitting position. I am honest and reliable. No
smoking, drinking, or drugs.  Excellent references available. I
have a home renovation background. Geographically flexible.

I am looking for employment in the Northern New Mexico area. I am
a house manager, Personal chef and event coordinator. I have 30
years experience and have excellent references. I can be flexible
to individual needs such as special diets as well as coordinating
and executing small dinner parties to large benefits. I am hoping
to establish a position with one or more clients by the fall of
2007. Also available to travel and assume duties in another
location on short notice. For more information and resume please

Farm/Ranch management position wanted. I have experience with all
types of livestock and equipment. Strong skills in animal
husbandry and nutrition, forage production, irrigation and
business management. Knowledge of organic/sustainable production
methods and fluent in Spanish. Limited experience with grain
farming and cattle feedlot operations. I am looking for a
challenging long-term position. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker Couple: Married couple in 50's, dependable,
hardworking, nonsmoking, no alcohol or drugs. We work well
together as a team. We are seeking a long-term position,
preferably NE, Atlantic states, or Virginia. Recent experience
caretaking for large rural estate in Virginia. Husband: Grounds
and building maintenance, pool maintenance, maintain well and
boiler systems, equipment maintenance and repair, oversee outside
contractors. Experienced with lawn equipment including commercial
mowers and bushhog, front end loader, tractors, chain saw,
organic lawn care, and fencing. Wife: Helping with maintenance,
bookkeeping, secretarial, housekeeping, pet care, some experience
with horses, and will consider light cooking. Please contact

Your Resident Caretaker Position will be filled after reading
this: my qualifications, skills are carpentry, landscaping,
electrical, irrigation, gardening, mechanics gas and diesel, have
tools, painting, antiques, animals large and small, fencing,
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