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                           THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
   THIS IS OUR 154th ISSUE!   (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                Volume 26, Number 4 

July/August 2008                    ISSN 1074-3642   

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 39 states
and 18 countries
- Caretaker Profile
A Profile of a Home and Pet Sitter – LaDonna Carnahan 
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



VOLUNTEER COUPLE Park Hosts wanted to provide visitor assistance
at Holy Ground Battlefield Park, on weekends and holidays.
Responsibilities would include greeting visitors; making routine
patrols in the park; checking for minor violations; reporting
maintenance problems; explaining the day use fee to boaters and
swimmers, and securing the park at closing. A Contract Park
Attendant position is also available at this park. A campsite
with power, water and sewage will be provided. A camper trailer
or motor home is required for this position. For more details,


LIVE IN THE ALASKA BUSH! We need experienced person(s) for a 15
room hotel/lodge, located on the Kuskokwim River in McGrath,
Alaska - population 321. We are located 400+ miles northwest of
Anchorage. Hotel/lodge duties include taking reservetions, 
planning  meals,  ordering  supplies, picking up guests, cooking
meals and cleaning establishment daily. Must be a self-motivated
person(s). Airfare to Alaska is included in the benefits. Salary
depends on experience. To apply, please fax your resume and

ALASKA CARETAKING couple needed from September 1 - May 1, on a
comfortable self-sufficient remote Aleutian homestead. You can
enjoy the whales, fish, caribou, hydroelectric power, internet,
phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop, loom, sauna, and
hot tub. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance
skills required. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Monthly stipend provided.


HANDY MAN WANTED in Tucson. Travel trailer space provided in
exchange for chores. Looking for a retired, non-smoker with
references. One horse, one dog OK. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE wanted. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced
couple to work for an appreciative employer in Paradise Valley.
Excellent homemaking, cooking and property management skills
needed. We offer a friendly, warm working environment, excellent
compensation and benefits package and a private, separate
apartment on the estate for you to live in. Please email your
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an immediate interview.  Flexible
start date. We look forward to you joining our long-term staff.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX REFUGE seeks a skilled, friendly volunteer couple
to maintain the Environmental Education Center in Brown Canyon.
Beautiful location in the lower reaches of the Baboquivari
Mountains. Located at the mouth of a mountain canyon, surrounded
by oak woodland and a sycamore-lined stream. Duties include minor
fix-it repairs, orienting visiting public for hiking trails and
overnight rentals of the Education Center. Must enjoy living
remotely. Four work days/week with small stipend. Housing
provided. Four months minimum commitment in September - April
season, longer preferred. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


March 31, 2009, or April 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009. The
duties of the volunteer in this area include checking in group
reservations, pre and post inspections, and turning in work
orders for problem areas. Volunteers will live on- site and be
available to answer questions, provide directions and other
assistance. Volunteers will perform custodial duties and light
grounds maintenance at the campground. Custodial duties will
include cleaning the shower buildings and restrooms, eight cabins
and dining hall, and trash and debris pick up on grounds. All
cleaning supplies will be provided. A free full-service (water,
electric, sewer) campsite will be provided at Oak Bower.
Volunteers must be able to work the entire work period. The
volunteer will work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Volunteers
must provide a safe, licensed, insured camping unit and vehicle
and be at least 21 years old. Good communication skills are
necessary. Volunteer hosts do not enforce regulations. Volunteers
must wear the volunteer uniform while performing volunteer
duties. Applicants should be physically capable of performing
job. Volunteers must have a friendly attitude with the public and
portray a positive image of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
Training will be provided.  Work will be performed according to
safety guidelines provided by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply,
please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Hi Gary, maybe you remember me ... I got my dream job two years
ago through the Gazette running a small Inn on the North Oregon
Coast. Anyway, just a small tidbit that I thought you might get a
kick out of, I sure did! There was an ad in one of your emails a
few days ago for a house and dog sitter in Frankfurt, Germany.
Since I was born and raised there, I thought this might be a
great way to vacation there and see all my friends from time to
time, so I answered it. Guess where the man lives? Right next
door to the house my parents built that I grew up in. What are
the odds of that? Only in the Gazette. :-) Best regards, C. O.,
Manzanita OR

Corinna, that’s incredible! What a small world it really

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

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

Gary, I so appreciate your newsletter, hooking up people for
mutual benefit. Through the Gazette I have found a housesitting
position here in California at Lake Isabella.  It is only a four
hour drive from my home, but will give me a much needed break
from living with my daughter, son-in-law, and six grandchildren.
This would not have been possible without the assistance of this
great Caretaker Gazette. Thank you for all your efforts, M. O.,
Wildomar, CA

Thanks for sharing another success story with us,

Thought I would let you know that the email broadcast ad I placed
a couple weeks ago:

Single female looking for a three to six month caretaking
position in Sedona/Flagstaff, AZ or Santa Fe/Taos, NM or
surrounding areas within 50 miles. I have 20+ years’
interior design, project and construction management experience.
I would be willing to help specify and oversee minor upgrades
and/or renovations to a non-owner occupied or occasional occupied
property. Full remodels will also be considered on a fee
negotiated basis. References available. Please contact ...

was successful in finding a caretaking position at a beautiful
retreat house in the Southern Rockies in New Mexico for the next
three - six months. Thanks so much for the service ... it was
well worth it!! Peace ... and have a great day. M. D. Sausalito,

Molly, we have over 3,000 property owners who subscribe to the
Gazette in order to find people like yourself to housesit or
caretake. Many of our Situations-Wanted advertisers tell us that
they obtain multiple property caretaking and housesitting offers,
especially for those who are flexible geographically.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without 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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Copyright © 2008 Caretaker Publishing, Inc.


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a single, responsible,
non-smoker in northwest Arkansas. Private setting. Pool table.
Internet access and satellite provided. You pay electric. No
salary. Best suited for applicant with an outside source of
income. Duties include cleaning and management of a small 1,200
square foot dome house and tend to two bunnies, yet to be
established vegetable and flower gardens. Private room and bath.
Two additional bedrooms will be rented to two other singles
interested in intentional living and garden maintenance. Out of
state owner with video access to the house and property. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE SWAP available from September to December for
a family of five. We are looking to swap our furnished home in
Australia for yours in the Northern Virginia area. Desired area
is Springfield but all areas considered. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a Caravan Park. Would suit a
semi-retired couple. On-site accommodation provided. Duties
include general grounds work and repairs and maintenance,
cleaning and office reception. Also to provide relief to managers
from time to time. Alternate weekends on duty. Hours reasonably
flexible. Experience in caravan parks preferred. Mail resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/DRIVER couple required for a live-in position with an
older lady in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Job includes home
duties and general home maintenance, plus driving. A
self-contained apartment is available, and salary to be
negotiated. References are essential, as is an excellent driving
record. Applications to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE CARETAKERS needed for a house in northern Belize. It is a
repair to eventually own situation. It’s a lovely
artist’s round house on stilts in a peaceful village with a
lagoon. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE WANTED for a Desert Community in Mojave National Preserve,
a 1.6 million acre desert National Park. Our restored five
bedroom hotel is "conveniently remote" in Nipton - a
former railroad and mining town founded in 1885, with a current
population of 45 people. We are located one hour southwest of Las
Vegas. Need housekeeping help for our five room B&B, four
cabins as well as computer reservation system and store sales.
Groundskeeping and maintenance help needed to assist the manager
with different projects. Housing or space rent and wages
provided. If interested please email your resume to 

WE WANT TO DO A HOME EXCHANGE for our home in San Asselmo,
California and your home in France. We are a retired,
professional couple, living in a charming three bedroom home in
San Asselmo, in beautiful Marin County, an area known for its
great natural attractions, clean air, rolling hills, trees,
proximity to the ocean, mountains, about a half hour from San
Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. We are considering a stay
of several months in France...probably about three...and we would
be interested in exchanging our home for your home or apartment.
There is one thing that we would require and that is care for our
two medium-size, friendly dogs. In some cases, we have them in a
boarding kennel. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART TIME RANCH WORK AND CARETAKING work available in the Santa
Cruz area of California for a mature couple in exchange for a
home plus utilities. Must be in good physical health and have an
outside income such as social security or retirement benefits.
For more information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGEMENT TEAM WANTED for a mini-storage facility in Colusa
County. We are looking for a semi-retired couple who are
personable, honest, and use no drugs. Experience preferred,
computer knowledge a plus, references required. Salary plus
housing and utilities provided. Please mail your resume to 

SAN MARCOS CARETAKER needed for a home on five acres. Park your
RV and give me one day a week for utility hook up and space, or
exchange three days a week for use of 875 sq. ft new guest house
including utilities. (You pay for phone and DSL). No smokers,
care for organic gardens, no pets. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRADE RANCHES or caretake a beautiful five acre horse ranch in
Somerset in the Sierra foothills. Local wineries and wilderness
trails – national champion black walnut tree, barn,
pasture, round pen, five bedrooms, three baths, hot tub on deck,
stone outcroppings, winter creek, and the Cosumnes River is
nearby! Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Feliz. Seeking an individual or couple (preferably) to reside
“rent-free” in exchange for the following
commitments: Mondays through Fridays to remain on the premises
from 5pm onwards until 7am the next morning. On weekends to
remain on the premises all weekend long. Housesitting duties
include answering the phone or gate when there are calls and
securing the home (locking all doors) before retiring for the
night. Animal caretaking duties during the weekdays (Monday
– Friday) are simply to let the six dogs out at night to do
their “duties”. Clean up is not required. Animal
caretaking duties on weekends start at 7am and involve feeding
and cleaning up after a variety of pets. The chores should be
completed in approximately two and half hours. Cats and dogs
receive a 2nd meal at 1:30pm. If the owner is home, they may
leave for a few hours with advance notice. If it’s a couple
situation, one may cover for the other in terms of time and
duties. The home is situated on a gated property. You will have
your own furnished bedroom/bathroom and full kitchen to use. All
utilities are included. You provide your own groceries and phone
requirements. We are looking for a long term commitment (one
year) from someone who is honest, friendly, and ethical. Non
– drinkers/drug users only need apply. You must also not
have any other animals or children of your own live-in the
property. A security background check will be performed as well
as references requested. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

a seasonal opening for an individual with good maintenance
skills. You must have a love for wilderness living and have
positive personal qualities. Our guests share this beautiful
wilderness resort for weddings and family reunions.  We are
located just three hours north of Sacramento. Sorry, no pets.
Lots of local hiking, lakes, and peace and quiet. For immediate
consideration, email your application at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER Position available. Must like dogs and
pets. Looking for a single woman who enjoys managing and
maintaining a home. Likes to be tidy and organized. Salary,
living accommodations and utilities provided. No drugs,
non-smoking and only moderate drinking. Must provide good
references. Please email or  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED a semi-retired responsible person who still wants to be
active on a ranch. Duties include caretaking, fencing,
maintenance, and some cattle care. Salary, housing, etc. Please
mail your references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

details, go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A PET AND HOUSESITTER. We live in the lower Sierra
Mountains, one hour from Lake Tahoe. We are traveling to Europe
for around two-three weeks to Canada around July 4th. We have a
German Shepherd dog and a cat that need love and care. To apply,
please email a letter of interest and references to

live-in, full-time position as the caretaker for the buildings
and grounds on one of the finest estates in Northern California.
Job duties include the supervision, direction and management of
staff and contractors; interior and exterior building maintenance
including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, water systems,
landscaping, security and communication systems. Excellent
benefit package and salary commensurate with experience. Please
mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE COUPLE wanted as handyman/caretaker and seasonal
housekeeper at a remote, Northern California fly fishing ranch.
Year round caretaking responsibilities, with seasonal
housekeeping responsibilities. Caretaker/handyman requires some
knowledge of heavy equipment (back-hoe/grader) for winter snow
road clearing and summer season gardening/handyman work (less
than 20 hours/week). Seasonal housekeeping at prevailing wage,
liberal vacation benefits, in addition to excellent annual
accommodations, utilities, and +$1,000/month. To apply, please

OLDER ENERGETIC COUPLE (between the ages of 40 - 60) desired as
long term guests for one of my mountain cottages in the bottom of
a canyon located four miles from I-80 and one hour east of
Sacramento. Keep all gold found in river; fish off porch. Must be
OK in a very remote location. Should be a handyman type with
common sense. Need income, 4WD truck, generator, computer, and
phone. Off grid experience recommended. No addictions, no
illnesses, and no children. This is not a job. Must be able to
pass drug and criminal background tests. Please send references
& background info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Upgrades in progress.
Available June, 2008.

country retreat center in the beautiful coastal hills of Northern
California is looking for people with skills and/or experience in
general maintenance, landscaping, and gardening. We offer
accommodations, delicious vegetation food, a small living expense
allowance and the chance to live in a gorgeous place with a
community of like-minded people. We are a long-standing Buddhist
community with a solid record of accomplishment which values hard
work as service to all humanity. You do not need to be Buddhist
to apply, just need to have a sincere interest. This is not a
money maker but it is a chance to engage in meaningful work and
learn something at the same time. Other positions are also
available. Check out our country center web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and our resident volunteer site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Couples welcome to apply, no pets.

RETIRED MAN WANTED for a remote and pristine 360-acre Northern
California homestead. Small trailer, garden, and phone provided.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an immediate opening for a new General
Manager Team. We are looking for a strong energetic, friendly
couple with experienced customer service skills. Candidate will
possess the following: effective, clear communication, excellent
staff management, organizational skills, ability to prioritize
and the desire to put the campground success and needs first.
Strong computer skills and maintenance skills a must! Salary and
benefits to be discussed with owner. A two bedroom apartment and
paid utilities are included. Only serious applicants willing to
make a long-term commitment need apply! Please fax your resume to

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Colusa area for a duck club and farm.
Candidate must understand workings of a wetland marsh, including
duck club management. Candidate must also manage facilities and
staff necessary to support owners including food services and
lodging. Housing and a monthly salary provided. Drug screening,
background and credit checks will be conducted.  Please mail your


ECO EQUINE EXPERIENCE requires a caretaker ASAP for an indefinite
period of time. Caretaker must be fit, capable, and impassioned
with horses and country living in Ontario. For more information,

HOUSESITTER needed on Mid-Vancouver Island, British Columbia from
January 2 to March 1, 2009 inclusive. A mature couple is
preferred. I have an ocean view home on a peninsula in Nanoose
Bay, British Columbia. There is a Himalayan cat, indoor only, to
look after. My home is in a quiet neighborhood, usually no snow
but we do get rain showers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NOVA SCOTIA - Environmental community forming now, offering
secluded three - five acre home sites on a 350 acre private
wildlife refuge: deer, bear, forest, river, yet only 15 minutes
to a lovely coastal town with restaurants, theatre, shopping, and
yacht club! Zone 6 growing season (commercial peach orchards one
hour north). Along the South Shore's beautiful Lighthouse Route,
one hour to Maine ferry, two hours to International Airport.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, INTERIOR: We are embarking on a lifelong dream
adventure: building our own straw bale house with a modified post
and beam structure, on a meadow in need of permacultural lovin'.
In exchange for volunteer help, we offer our skills as carpenter
and herbalist/organic gardeners, a part of our
off-the-grid-paradise we call home to stay in, mostly organic
food to eat, and the best air and water one can ingest. Families
welcome to apply - we have a small child who loves to play with
others. Check out XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed to care for an elderly couple in a small
mountain town near Denver. Need a man to assist healthy man with
impaired vision. Duties include driving, general handyman skills,
and willingness to work on a ranch in northeastern Colorado three
days per week. Need a woman to care for a wheelchair-bound woman.
Duties include cooking, laundry, light housekeeping, driving to
appointments. Minimal medical care required. Non-smokers only;
must have valid driver’s licenses. Please respond to

CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON needed in exchange for room, board, and
food in Ordway (Crowley County). Does anyone want to live in the
tiny quiet town of Ordway? We are offering trade for trade. You
help us; we help you, type of opportunity. No money is paid to
you, nor none expected from you. If you love helping people, and
do not have a job or a degree, this is the arrangement for you.
We are taking on a big project of remodeling our home. So things
will be kind of crazy for awhile, but you will have a free roof
over your head, and a bed to sleep in, with a nice family. If you
love being handy, and painting, so much the better! And if you
love landscaping and horticulture, or any kind of yard work, you
have four acres, to work with. Please send any pertinent info,
plus a photo. Non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug user, and please
no cats, Love them a lot, but we are allergic. Please email

DENVER CARETAKER’S POSITION available. A mature or retired
couple in good health wanted for a full time position. Duties may
include but are not limited to landscaping and grounds
maintenance, snow removal, general maintenance, minor electrical
and plumbing repairs, occasional subcontractor supervision. Must
like animals. Some weekends required for house sitting and animal
sitting. Separate housing provided. Furnishings optional. Must be
dependable, honest and take pride in your work. Salary dependant
on experience. Background check and reference checks necessary.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Hayden. A large ranch called
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a couple to reside on the premises
and help out with daily chores. Housing will be provided and
salaries will be based upon previous experience. Don't miss this
great opportunity. Please contact us immediately as we are
looking to hire ASAP! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a large estate. Housing furnished.
To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an environmental learning and sustainable living
center, retreat and lodge located in the last virgin rainforest
of Costa Rica's Puriscal County, practices and promotes living
responsibly in the tropics, while educating its visitors about
the significance and majesty of the world's disappearing tropical
forests. Our site encompasses 500+ acres of picture-perfect
waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, and impressive trees in the
transition zone between very wet and pre-montane rainforest in
one of Costa Rica's most undiscovered regions. The property
shares a significant border with the splendid La Cangreja
Reserve, a protected area providing habitat for a number of
endangered animals and flora, and containing some 2,500 plant
species and varied fauna such as 2-toed sloths, trogons, scarlet
macaws, boa constrictors, toucans, poison-dart frogs, blue morpho
butterflies, motmots, white-faced capuchin monkeys, coyotes, and
anteaters. We welcome volunteers, graduate students, interns, and
all others in search of a memorable and unique tropical
experience. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
information regarding work and study opportunities, what to
bring, how to get to us, and other relevant facts regarding your


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Azua from June 17 to September 12, 2008.
Founded in 1504, Azua currently has 72,000 residents and features
an impressive church, an Archeological Museum and a city hall and
market. Many poets and writers have made the Azua area home. I am
looking for a "mature" couple, with some practical
abilities (solar powered house). Relative quietness (a luxury in
the DR!) and a beautiful surrounding landscape. The house is
inside of a farm 500m from farm workers house and 1 km from
Farm-office. Various tropical fruit trees, milk, eggs. library,
classical CD's, piano, TV for CD + VCR (No TV reception), small
swimming pool, 15 km to nearest beach, 8 km to mid size town.
Should enjoy to live in a relatively isolated farm setting, a
poor rural environment, there are no tourist amenities nearby.
Some basic Spanish knowledge would be desirable. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a mature, nonsmoking, couple to live on our
small farm in Vilcabamba, Ecuador in a small adobe house with
fantastic mountain views. Between the two, we need skills in
fixing things that happen to houses, like leaky faucets, as well
as gardening, planting, irrigating, harvesting. We have coffee,
bananas, sugar cane, fruit trees, and a flower garden. Need
someone who loves the outdoors. Must know some Spanish. Would
like a long term commitment. We offer a small stipend, a
beautiful location, and all the fruit you can eat. Please email


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE/PETSITTER, who resides in England and
hopefully could come and see us a few times and pet sit for us,
before we go away for eight days in October, probably the first
week. We live in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and when we go
away there will be seven cats and two or three dogs. Our pets are
very friendly, and although we expect a lot of time to be spent
with them, you, of course, will get free time to go out. We need
somebody who will sleep here every night and preferably somebody
with references. If you feel, that is you, then please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we can meet you and discuss this more.

AN ENGLISH family is looking for a housesit/ house swap this
summer. We are a quiet, clean and tidy family of four from
England coming to spend time with friends in Portland, OR this
summer. We're looking for a housesit anytime between July 1st
– September 1st. In return we will water plants, look after
animals, run errands etc. We can also offer you a house in a
village in a beautiful area of Northern England, if you fancy a
holiday in Europe this summer. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE country loving couple needed for a family home.
Duties include cleaning, family/dinner party cooking, ironing,
maintaining house, security, general housekeeping and driving.
Non-smokers, drivers, physically fit, neat and tidy, dog lovers,
no dependants. Newly decorated, lovely accommodation provided.
Experience and good references required. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED for a professional gentleman in a modest
house in rural Surrey, near Guildford. The applicant’s
duties will be to provide a high standard service of hospitality,
such as day-to-day tasks that include cooking, cleaning, ironing,
washing, shopping and some occasional babysitting. It is
essential that the candidate is an accomplished cook who
maintains good responsibility in delivering in dinner parties and
corporate entertaining. Ultimately the job role is to provide a
smooth run of household management. Applicant's qualities must be
professional, discreet, flexible and reliable. Excellent cooking
and cleaning skills are necessary. Live-in accommodation is
provided (attached to the main house). No pets and non-smokers
please. Salary 18-20k per year. To apply, please send resumes to


PET SITTER NEEDED from October 4 through 10. Hook up your camper
or stay in my trailer. Located in a great recreational area. Dog
and five old horses to feed. Please write Linda for more details

FREE ROOM in exchange for animal caretaking, during the days, in
East Clearwater. Furnished room provided with a private entrance,
and cable TV in exchange for animal caretaker of two chimpanzees.
Laundry, kitchen, pool access and all utilities are also
available. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.

SINGLE INDIVIDUAL wanted in the Tampa area. Prefer a retiree with
an independent income who is familiar with horses. Need someone
to live rent free, clean stalls, and care for three or four
Arabian mares. If interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If no
answer, please leave a message.

ESTATE MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. A full-service landscape manager
is desired for a 15 acre estate: lawn, plants, irrigation,
chemical applications, equipment, and personnel supervision.
Degree preferred. Full-time with benefits. Please send your

LIVE-IN, FULL TIME, home health aide position with room and board
available. Position will originate in Boca Raton as soon as
possible. We’re searching for a bright, competent,
compassionate person to help my parents (elderly but totally
“with it” and in overall good, physical condition
with some mobility issues) maintain an independent life-style at
home. Job will require meal preparation, laundry and light clean
up, as well as companionship to both of my folks. Looking for
someone to "fit" into the family (treated as an equal)
versus as an employee. Parents are kind, interesting, funny, down
to earth, and great people who truly value and appreciate other
“good” people in their lives. We are a large family
with good support from children nearby The job will be situated
on the South Shore of Boston, MA from June – November and
in Boca Raton from November – May. Ideal for someone who
does not like cold weather. Please forward any background
information on yourself (a resume or brief bio/summary would be


BEAUTIFUL CHATEAU ESTATE on 50 acres in Normandy needs a.
gardener/caretaker. We are requiring a gardener/caretaker for a
minimum of 12 months to do 20 hours gardening per week in
exchange for accommodation/potager produce/eggs and some
utilities. Gardening experience is essential. To apply, please


CARETAKER WITH OWN RV wanted for a position available September
2008. A North Georgia llama farm in the Blue Ridge Foothills in
Ellijay seeks a couple or single to help with light farm work in
exchange for a RV spot with full hook-ups, private entrance to
farm, and flexible work schedule. 15 hours per week for couple,
10 per week for a single. Flexible hours leave plenty of time to
travel or just enjoy the area. For your next fun adventure, and
all the Llama kisses you desire, check us out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscientious earth stewards
for an earth-based dharma center in Hawai'i. Preferably a couple
who has skills in permaculture and are of a contemplative,
artistic nature. No pets or drugs. Must have a car. Ideal space
for those who want elegant simplicity, for whom self inquiry,
beauty, mindfulness and integrity are important. Work-trade for
single people also available. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY for a single/couple in Fairfield, ID. Free
rent and utilities provided for taking care of our pets and yard.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON-SITE CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsibilities
include mowing grass, planting food plots and sunflowers, moving
and repairing deer stands, maintenance on home, lodge,
outbuildings and equipment. All machinery and equipment provided.
Modern house plus utilities provided. Must be mechanically
inclined and have knowledge of farming. References required.
Early retirees preferred. To apply, please mail your resume to


Inn" in a historic Victoria Bed & Breakfast in a small
town in Northern Indiana. Downtown shops are within walking
distance. On-site living quarters (including utilities) provided.
Always wanted to be an Innkeeper? This is the perfect opportunity
to find out if it is right for you. Through November or longer
term available. Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN INDIANAPOLIS FAMILY seeks a flexible Household Manager who is
able to “wear many hats.” Experience and/or
professional training is required. Responsibilities include
assistance with housecleaning, running errands, maintaining the
family’s calendar, overseeing staff, vendors and other
professionals, party planning, and anything else required.
Self-motivation and the ability to do whatever is necessary
without being told is imperative. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience and includes benefits and housing. Please contact


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from August 17 – August 31, 2008 for the
maintenance of hiking trails and walking paths, cleaning up
actions in the old buildings of a herring factory, help with the
set up of a historical exhibit of the area, building a stone wall
for one of the old houses, and cleaning the coastline between
Djúpavíkurkleif and Stekkjarness. This is one of
Iceland's most remote areas. It is a sheltered bay in a remote
region, largely untouched by modern developments where silence
reigns and nature continues to shape a rugged, mountainous
landscape. You can hardly get further away from the bustle of the
towns to enjoy life in the beautiful and peaceful landscapes of
this remote area. The distance from the capital is around 360 km.
Accommodation will be hosted in a local summer house in
Djúpavík, sleeping on bunk beds; bring a sleeping
bag. Food and a kitchen will be available. Volunteers will share
the duties of preparing and cooking meals. Please email


HOUSESITTER WANTED for a home in New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
for at least three months. Must like living in the countryside
and looking after my garden and animals. Prefer a couple who is
over 25 years old. You must be available to stay for at least
three months. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


UMBRIA, ITALY. Caretakers needed: ideal for young at heart
retired couple who can speak Italian, to care for property in
Umbria, Italy. Gardening, general repairs and maintenance in
exchange for accommodations. Potential additional income
available when house is occupied. Must have excellent personal
and work references. Begin approximately the end of August 2008.
Please send a letter of introduction by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a recreational property in Jackson
Parish (the parish is in the Ruston metro area). Must live within
40 miles of Chatham. Must be familiar with all aspects of
property maintenance. To apply, please send your resume to


CARETAKER/Handyman needed for a historic estate in southern
Maine. This is a live-in, non-smoking position. References,
experience and your own transportation is a must. To apply,
please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Tourist Location. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in tropical Malacca
State, Malaysia, a quick 60 minute drive from the modern city of
Kuala Lumpur. We offer 32 destination chalets located inside our
180 hectare tropical fruit paradise farm. The owner of this
facility is dedicated to the growing, cataloging and preservation
of hundreds of different tropical fruit species and is looking
for people that can share this vision. We are looking for a
results orientated team to manage the facility. A couple with
complimentary expertise in resort operations will be given
preference. Compensation is full room and board, minimal wage and
generous profit sharing. Interested couples should contact the


CARETAKER NEEDED for residence and a farm in Monkton. This is a
full-time position for farm and grounds maintenance, including
handyman jobs, livestock care, and ability to operate and care
for farm and garden equipment. Part-time domestic help. Salary,
plus benefits and large tenant house provided. Great schools.

COUPLE LIVE-IN POSITION available. Couple needed for a Country
Estate between Baltimore and Washington and upstate New York in
the summer. Will be responsible for cooking, serving, driving,
cleaning, laundry and general maintenance. Salary commensurate
with qualifications and ability. Working papers and some
knowledge of English required. Private living quarters, health
insurance and use of auto provided. Kindly respond giving
experience and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE SEEKING an experienced, friendly, reliable couple to live
at, care for, and welcome family and occasional visitors to an
idyllic 100 acre waterfront property on the Eastern Shore of the
Chesapeake Bay near St. Michaels, Maryland. This is a long-term
position offered in exchange for waterfront housing, including
utilities, use of the waterfront, boathouse dock, workshop and
other outbuildings, and gardening as desired. Duties include:
routine security and inside and outside maintenance of a large
home, rental cottage, and outbuildings; regular seasonal mowing,
and care of lawns, specimen trees, and shrubs; occasional
maintenance of lanes, and common grounds; routine maintenance and
care of a wooden 28' Bay-built fishing boat, Hobie Cat, and
rowboat. We will be looking for people who have: good
communication, reporting, and people skills; handyman skills
including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and motor maintenance,
and who are able to work safely; verifiable references, good
credit records, good driving records, and are bondable; an
interest in wildlife and the environment and a will to preserve
both. Familiarity with horticulture, boats and the water a plus.
Position to begin September or October, 2008. To apply please
send resume and references to the attention of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THREE MONTH INTERNSHIP with possible extension available for a
person to help with an organic garden, grounds, and other
activities four hours/day in exchange for room and board. Please
check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info, or call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeking a full time barn manager/groom.
Responsible for all aspects of barn/horse management including
daily care of horses. Must be willing to travel and also groom at
shows. We will train the right person who is cheerful and
hardworking. Winters in Ocala and summers in Massachusetts.
Salary, housing and great benefits provided. Please contact

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Martha's Vineyard, MA) seeks a resident to live
at and manage XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a group living research facility.
Maintenance, supervision of living arrangements, repairs, etc.,
in trade for housing. For more details and to apply, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Equal Employment Opportunity.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a Berkshire property, Apartment plus
salary. Please send cover letter, resume and references to:


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Baja California Sur, Mexico Cabo area.
Permanent beachfront home private living area. Must be
non-smoking, clean, dependable, and handy with maintenance.
Housing/solar electric provided. This is a rustic, remote, and
quiet area. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PARK caretaker needed for the camping season(s) at our township
campground/day park in Colfax Township, Wexford County. Camp for
free in your RV while supervising our 25-site primitive
campground and day park/beach area located on beautiful Lake
Meauwataka. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS WANTED in Saint Paul. Must be an onsite team of two.
Experience preferred. Duties include: housekeeping, grounds
maintenance, rentals and tenant relations. To apply, please fax
your work history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


APARTMENT MANAGER/maintenance team needed in Biloxi. We are
searching for a stable couple for a medium size apartment
complex. House provided plus salary. Please mail your resume and


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for our 175 acres inside of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Missouri Ozarks. It’s a beautiful
spot, very remote and quiet, located in Akers Ferry, MO. We can
train. Knowledge of gardening and small livestock care is
helpful. Non-smokers only. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“A Profile of a Home and Pet Sitter – LaDonna
Date of Birth: 5/20/50
Interests: sailing, professional bridge player, tennis coach,
storyteller, one man show performer, children’s book
author, advanced Yoga and meditation skills.
Quote: “Always leave every place a little better for your
having been there.” author unknown

LaDonna (in the center) minutes after James and Lily’s
LaDonna Carnahan has lived all of her 58 years, in Louisville,
Kentucky. Now that she is retired after working 34 years at
General Electric’s Appliance Park, she is ready to pack a
suitcase and travel whenever given the opportunity. While her
family and almost everyone she knows and loves reside in
Louisville or in Kentucky, she has a longing to wander and see
new places whenever she can.
She has one adult son, Jason, who also owns a home in Louisville.
“We haven’t traveled very far from where we grew up.
I wouldn’t want to leave Louisville permanently, but just
leave here long enough for it to be nice to come back home. Now
is my time to explore, I call it my time to make rocking chair
Born into a Catholic family on the southwest side of Louisville,
she attended parochial schools and led a somewhat sheltered life.
Her first job interview was for a secretarial job at GE’s
Appliance Park on the outskirts of Louisville. In 1968 there was
record growth at this major appliance manufacturing plant, and
before that day was over, she accepted one of three jobs she
interviewed for that day. “I was 18 and I still remember
thinking that I’ll work here a year or two then get a job
in downtown Louisville. Working downtown seemed exciting to me
Well 34 years later and what seemed like many lifetimes of
personal changes, she was offered a chance to take early
retirement, and has not looked back. About eight months before
she retired her sister, Tricia, was building a home in Bagdad, KY
and needed a temporary home for her two cats, Rastus and Turnip.
“That is what started the pet sitting ball rolling. Every
day I would come into work and have stories of the fun antics of
the cats.  It wasn’t very long before my co-workers started
asking me to watch their pets and referring me to their family
and friends.” The first day of her “retirement”
she started a month long home/pet-sitting job for a single
executive who was traveling to China.
 “This lady was relatively new to the area and didn’t
have a backup support system in place yet. I’m still
working for her and we’ve become friends through the
years.” Soon word was out to other GE Folks that she was
doing this type of work and they all kept her in mind as their
co-workers, families and friends would mention their pet sitting
“It has been very rewarding. I enjoy pet-sitting and
don’t plan on stopping any time soon. However, sometimes I
wish I didn’t have to go out late across town for the last
– late night ‘out the door before bedtime’ trip
– when I’m doing jobs where I don’t stay in the
Some of her most interesting and demanding pet-sitting jobs have
been for people with multiple animals (13 cats indoors – in
an immaculate home in Jeffersonville) and a job working for a
very special couple who have spent years taking in discarded and
afflicted or maimed dogs and cats. 
“Most recently I worked for a couple in San Antonio Texas.
This was my first Caretaker Gazette job out of state. Lily and
James are both doctors and they placed their first ad in the
Gazette, for a pet-sitter. They were planning a month long trip
of a lifetime: a bird watching trip to Africa. At that time, one
of their two older dogs was getting a five minute drip every
other day and they were looking for someone accustomed to
medicating pets. I immediately applied and forwarded them a bevy
of local references. I had experience with administering insulin
shots: one to a poodle of a friend of mine and the other to a
diabetic cat. I was also willing to care for someone’s pet
that might be close to the end of its journey on earth.”
The rest is history. LaDonna spent a wonderful November in San
Antonio in Lily and James’ charming Victorian home. It is
located in the historic Olmos Park neighborhood, one of San
Antonio’s older and nicer areas located near downtown San
Antonio. It was a perfect match! She had a wonderful experience
living in their home and they traveled relieved that someone
capable and responsible was caring for their pets and home.
James, the homeowner writes: “We were delighted to find Ms.
Carnahan through The Caretaker Gazette, and plan on using the
Gazette in the future as we plan lengthy trips.”
LaDonna explains, “This one month in San Antonio has not
quenched my desire to travel. On the contrary, it has only
whetted my appetite for more pet sitting or home sitting
opportunities and travel adventures. I hope this is only the
first but not the last, and only a wonderful beginning to what I
hope is a chain of great travel to destinations I never thought

Lily and James’ charming Victorian Home in San


CARETAKER/ORGANIC FARMER needed in Augusta, MO. Immediate opening
for caretaker/experienced farmer to live on our property in trade
for maintaining house, irrigation system on growing field in
season, tending flock of 40 chickens, cutting grass, equipment
maintenance and delivery of harvest to market twice weekly during
the growing season. Couples and families welcome (great schools
and a place for children) but no smokers, due to the viruses
tobacco can carry. Paid position on the 1½ acres of
growing fields available during the growing season as well. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY, outgoing, responsible couple to manage a
28 unit motel on Truman Lake in Warsaw, MO in a quiet secluded
area. Truman Lake is primarily a fishing lake with hunting
allowed on the property surrounding the Lake. Duties to include
check-ins, light maintenance, mowing and yard upkeep, answer
phone, laundry (linens), light record keeping, hire housekeepers,
and normal upkeep to facility. Weekly salary plus apartment on
premises and utilities. No pets or children please. Management
experience helpful, but not required. Please reply to


MONTANA PARADISE. Need a female caretaker, non-smoker, to
caretake an 80-acre sheep ranch in northwestern Montana, with a
few sheep. Surrounded by 360º pristine views of the Rocky
Mountains. This is a semi-wilderness setting with abundant
wildlife. Big Sky country is awesome. Tranquility and harmony
prevail. Property has a pond, gazebo, sheep, and a small dog on
the premises. Furnished beautifully with computer/internet,
satellite TV, Jacuzzi, washing machine/dryer, and all modern
equipment and furniture. Property comes with an alarm system in a
very safe area. Need applicant ASAP. Caretaker must be neat,
clean, and sober. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IF YOU LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE, are compassionate and looking
for a new opportunity to serve in a leadership role, then we
would love to talk to you. We are seeking management couples who
can provide caring, compassionate service and a quality lifestyle
for our residents at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Helena. You will have
your own on-site suite, chef-prepared meals, all utilities paid,
and much more. All of this while working for a company that
operates with a single guiding philosophy: People come first. We
look forward to receiving your resumes. Couples interested in
becoming part of our team should contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEER POSITIONS available. 1) Environment/Renovation. Our
non-governmental organization XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for
volunteers to participate in renovation work and ecological
action in the beautiful village of Kolasin, from July 1 to July
15, 2008. Workshops will also be organized during the camp in
order to discuss topics of active participation and voluntarism.
We offer accommodations, delicious food, and the chance to live
an unforgettable experience! 2) Art Colony. We offer people with
artistic tendencies, students of art schools and artists the
chance to participate in its Art Colony 2008 which will take
place in the most remarkable landscape surrounding the Bjelasica
Mountain, from July 21 to August 2, 2008. We offer accommodations
and food, and living in a beautiful mountain house! For more
details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR long-term/fulltime groundskeeper/maintenance person
in Chadron. Horticulture experience helpful. Needs to be
reliable/competent to represent absentee owner. Excellent
wages/benefits available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ANIMAL SANCTUARY CARETAKER needed. Lahontan Animal Sanctuary in
Fallon is in need of animal-loving caretaker(s). Duties to
include feeding, watering, exer- cising dogs and horses, and
cleaning pens. Some irrigation and watering is also part of this
job. The perfect candidate will have their own RV or housing,
transportation, be dependable and absolutely love animals. If
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE position available ASAP on a 150 acre
ranch, 105 miles northwest of Las Vegas. This is a great
opportunity for a retired couple with their own outside income.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

COUPLE WITH RV OR MOTOR HOME needed in the Vegas area for a three
- six month commitment to park on our Mini Storage property. We
will provide a space with electric and water, weekly port a dump,
in exchange for your watching RVs five nights per week, from 10pm
until 5am. Pets allowed. Must be clean, friendly and dependable.
Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

THE BUTTERFLY TRIBE is seeking an individual or couple to join
our living environment as collective living teammate(s) in Las
Vegas. Ideal candidates are those who share our similar
interests, and truly have the desire to live collectively. Up to
two children for an individual and up to one child for a couple
are welcome. Our environment is free of alcohol and smoking of
any kind. We do not eat meat and are moving towards a raw vegan
lifestyle. Ideally, you would be someone who would participate,
with us, in the sharing of meals and meal preparation,
cleaning/household chores, collective meditations and yoga,
collective creative projects and other ventures that generate
income and/or resources. Our environment is intended to be
uplifting to the spirit, mutually beneficial, supportive of
individual goals and aspirations, encouraging of growth and the
pooling of resources, talents and skills. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.


DO YOU WANT A HOME? Caretaker/housekeeper couple wanted for an
idyllic 15 acre property in Western New Jersey. A two bedroom
apartment in a separate building with private driveway provided.
Responsibilities include landscaping, masonry, carpentry,
extensive knowledge of equipment, workshop, must be self starter,
organized: housekeeper must be obsessively clean, light cooking.
Salary $80,000+ depending on experience, capabilities, and
references. Must care for property as your own. Must drive and
have legal status. Principals only, no agencies. Will consider
caretaker job separately from couple. Please send your resume and
reference list to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED: Room, board plus payment for 15 - 20 hours of work
per week.  Garden, cook/shop, house paint, and other work on a
farm in northwestern NJ. Please email for more info at

ESTATE MANAGER/CHEF needed. An executive couple is seeking a
top-level, experienced estate manager/chef to manage the
day-to-day operations and staff of a large estate in Locust, NJ.
Qualified candidates need to have private home or five-star hotel
experience and possess strong leadership skills. Excellent salary
and benefits package provided, including a private apartment.
Flexible start date. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for a lake view home in Northern New Mexico
from August 15, 2008 – June 15, 2009. It’s a modern,
isolated home that needs to be lived in full time. Please contact

OFF-THE-GRID CARETAKER needed for an alternative, solar-powered
home, on 160 acres of quiet country living, 30 miles south of
Santa Fe. Must love dogs, cats and plants. Please contact

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales area. One or two caretakers
needed in this rural, safe, secure, and quiet area. No tobacco,
drugs, pets, children, or alcohol. Rent-free, spacious quarters
provided. Moderate duties. No salary is involved. Must have an
outside income. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and type Caretaker Position in the Subject Line.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a horse rehab ranch in Questa, NM. Must have
experience or willing to learn with respect not fear of horses.

INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in Chama. Located in magnificent northern
New Mexico, Chama is home to America's most authentic
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Magnificent landscapes and intriguing history
draw visitors to this unique destination. To accommodate these
visitors, an exceptional lodging facility exists: The Branding
Iron Motel. We are searching for an inspired couple/team or
individual to ensure a service level equal to the surroundings.
The facilities include 39 guest rooms. The Innkeeper will have
multiple responsibilities but will be focused on ensuring each
guest's expectations are exceeded. Due to the intimate size of
the Inn, the position is "hands-on" and will have the
benefit of being directly involved in providing the guest
experience. Involvement in the local community as the
"Ambassador" of the Branding Iron Motel will be a key
expectation of the job. If you have demonstrated success as a
supervisor, are capable of managing multiple priorities, and
possess the knowledge and skills to profitably lead a lodging
operation through the business day, we'd like to hear from you!
This posting is a seasonal position ending in late October. The
position includes a non-smoking manager's living quarters.
Experience as a resident manager is a plus though not required.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is taking applications for a
live-in caretaker. Seeking responsible gentleman or couple with
strong maintenance skills (plumbing, electrical, HVAC), to
maintain buildings grounds, equipment and boats and to provide
security at a camp in Paul Smiths, NY. Position requires that the
caretaker live on the property full-time in a comfortable house
and yard located within the camp and have a pleasant hospitality
or service oriented personality. Please send resumes to

CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON needed for a summer camp. Pay is very good.
We will deposit a large amount in a pension fund every year, and
after 15 years of good work you will receive a pension amount of
over $75,000. To apply, please write to Caretaker Position,


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a small storage operation in
Auckland. Basic office procedures (no computer) required.
Handyperson skills needed for routine building/grounds
maintenance. On-site accommodation provided. This position is
suitable for an active retiree. To apply, please write to


CARETAKER NEEDED for security and continuing restoration and
maintenance of a historic log lodge and property. Remote property
- three miles from a hard surface road in the mountains of
western NC with streams and near beautiful Lake Nantahala. Need
various handyman, gardening, and mechanical skills. (Prefer Norm
Abrams over Bob Vilas - who want to do it rather than talk about
it!). Must be sober, responsible and have a full complement of
common sense. Live on premises year round. Living quarters,
utilities, small salary provided. This is an ideal situation for
an energetic retired couple who love the outdoors. Please call


A DUBLIN, OH FAMILY with two children seek a hands-on House- hold
Manager. This is a loving and busy family who would appreciate
having another set of hands as well as a further nurturing
presence in their lives. Responsibilities include taking children
to and from school, housecleaning, shopping, light cooking,
running errands, and anything else necessary to make their lives
easier. This is a wonderful family who will appreciate your
service heart. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A RELIABLE, hardworking individual or couple to maintain
a thirty-acre property and care for a small group of livestock in
Carroll County near Minerva. Will need to operate and maintain
tractors, mowers and landscape equipment. Some landscaping and
animal care knowledge required. Must like to work independently
outdoors. Hours worked will vary depending on the time of year
and weather. May require some weekend work. Onsite housing may be
available if needed. This is a drug free workplace with health
care insurance and excellent benefits. To apply, please mail your
resume and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed immediately to team manage an
apartment community. Housing is provided. Office and maintenance
experience is desirable for each respective position. Please send
your resume with salary/employment history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER needed on a southeastern OK ranch. Upkeep and
maintenance of our home and surrounding five acres required. Nice
caretaker home provided. References are required. Related
experience is a plus. Couple preferred. To apply, please call

WE ARE the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a new community, known as
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", living a simple, quiet life, raising
our own food, providing a safer environment for the young and
old, and helping others who want to do the same. We are six in
number at present, have 20 acres, and are starting cottage
industries for added income. Please consider joining us. For more
details, please see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, then call us

CARETAKER, WATCHMAN, Groundskeeper needed for a private resort on
Grand Lake, Grove, OK. This position comes with a modern two
bedroom house, utilities paid, plus salary. Requirements and
duties discussed at interview. Please send your resume and salary
requirements to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A physical, drug test,
and background check will be conducted.


RN WITH GERIATRIC EXPERIENCE needed to manage medical care and
the household, and cook evening meals for an elderly couple with
declining health. Excellent salary, benefits and a separate house
provided in a beautiful, rural, riverfront, southern Oregon
setting. Will consider an individual or couple. Please respond to


CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Beaver, PA. A mature non-smoking
couple wanted to provide groundskeeping services for a country
estate. Cottage living quarters with utilities and modest salary
provided. No pets allowed. Excellent references required. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE ESTATE CARETAKER needed in Haverford. The owner of this
2.5 acre property is seeking a live-in gardener/curator. The
position requires 8 - 10 hours per week during the growing
season, and very little during the winter except for pathway
shoveling and salting. Regular duties include the upkeep of all
planted beds, shrubs, and small  trees on the property including:
Small tree and shrub installation and removal, mulching, pruning,
division of perennials, weed control, and  deer control measures
as needed, and the bi-annual maintenance of stream bed and
island. This is not a paid position; however, the person will
take possession of a small carriage house on the property at no
charge (utilities are paid by the property owner). Please contact
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and to schedule an

Hills is a section of Pittsburgh. This caretaker position
includes living quarters and a small salary. We prefer a couple.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


laughter in the Algarve, Silves area. Working on land, looking
after horses, gardening work, building work including making
straw bale houses. Villa accommodation provided for three persons
to share, plus caravan. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOK NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We need a cook who wants to
spend a summer in Paradise. Applicants don't have to be a
professional with loads of qualifications; a flair and thrill of
cooking are far more important, added to which they should have a
positive attitude, sense of humor and a "go for it"
frame of mind. A car comes with the position. It's a live-in
position with an en suite room and of course a wonderfully happy
and friendly set of co-workers. email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE required to look after a 10 unit Holiday
Resort on tropical, tax-free Norfolk Island (located between
Australia and New Zealand). Prefer a couple from 45 - 55 for our
12 month contract after a trial period. This is a six day/week
position. Self contained flat provided (you pay electricity, gas
and private phone), use of car provided (you pay fuel costs).
Salary (per couple) starts at $A40,000/year tax free. Please
email your resume and a recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed. You will be provided with an
independent studio on a private property in Geneva for an
international family. The ideal candidate must have a Swiss work
permit or a valid European passport, excellent references, a
minimum of five years experience in a similar position, hold a
driver’s license, be flexible, team oriented, creative,
energetic and positive. A non-smoking person is requested. The
main responsibilities of this job include: cooking, housekeeping
and ironing. Spoken languages: decent knowledge of French, and
spoken English is a plus. Start of employment: beginning of
September 2008. To apply, please send your complete resumé
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER WANTED in Clarksville, TN, located 48 miles
from Nashville, for four months from August through December.
Must adore 12 cats. Free rent plus $50/week. For details please


COUNTRY HOME caretaker couple needed in Weatherford. Couple to
live on and care for our country place. Duties include
housekeeping, yard work, pool maintenance and other normal
household maintenance. Salary plus house and utilities provided.
To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for married couple
on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full time
caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there. Handy
husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook, clean
and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids, smoking,
drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and modest salary.
Please send qualifications, requirements and references to

RANCHHAND AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE position available in Denton
County. This is a great opportunity for an experienced couple on
a small farm. Must have experience with horses and exotic
animals, such as llamas, goats, miniature horses, etc.
Housekeeping position requires a minimum of five years
experience. Must have an excellent past work history with
verifiable references for the prior five years.  A furnished two
bedroom apartment available along with $350/week. To apply,

RESPONSIBLE PERSON or a couple needed to work on a thoroughbred
horse farm. Duties consist of care of horses, mowing, fence work,
and tractor work. Experience with thoroughbred horses a plus. No
children or pets! Housing available! Salary negotiable, based on
experience. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY RANCH caretaker needed. A Hill Country ranch
in Boerne on the beautiful Guadalupe River, with 250+ acres of
wildlife is offering free rent in exchange for lawn maintenance
and light housekeeping. A separate one bedroom/one bath
efficiency will be provided. A serene lifestyle is offered for
the right person/couple. Please email inquiries to

A DALLAS SENIOR LADY seeks a dependable hands-on household
manager (single or couple). Responsibilities include cleaning and
cooking. Must be adept at cooking for a specialized diet. You
cannot have any pets, children under the age of 20 (not living
with you), or smoking (allergic), or drugs. Please contact

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN, non-smoking, compassionate couple to care
for an executive male SCI patient in Houston. Health care
experience is a plus but not necessary. Duties include getting
patient in/out of bed, feeding, administering meds, personal
hygiene, catherization, and driving patient's wheelchair van to
therapy/doctor appointments. Spacious home providing room/bath
utilities, cable TV, internet. Convenient location. Certain pets
OK. Salary negotiable.  email resumes/references to

TWO POSITIONS OPEN at a beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill
Country. Ranch Cook: Full time - cooking for up to thirty people
per weekend. Good organizational skills and experience in
grilling needed. Ranch Hand/Wrangler Assistant: Feed and care of
horses. Assist wrangler in saddling and lead trail rides on
occasion. Heavy equipment experience necessary. Both positions
offer competitive salary, paid vacation, health/life insurance,
and housing with all bills paid. Background and reference checks
will be conducted. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

2008 through March 31, 2009. The Canyon Lake Volunteer Program is
expanding every year. There is a high demand to volunteer at this
particular lake because of its location (being in South Texas)
and its beauty. A "Volunteer Village" is created in
October in one of the closed sections of Potter's Creek Park.
This "village" gives the volunteers a sense of
community and accommodates the volunteer with 30 and 50 amp
hook-ups, water, their own restroom facility, and a dump station
just around the corner. All volunteers are required to work a
minimum of 20 hours per week in lieu of the RV camp site offered.
Volunteers primary responsibilities are to provide park
maintenance and up-keep at all the parks and visitor areas.

RANCH CARETAKER position available in the Corsicana area.
Full-time, ranch caretaker needed to maintain 225 acres and
cattle. This is a hard working, drug free environment. Applicants
must be independent, honest, and drug-free. To apply, please call


PROFESSIONAL management couple/team needed. Holiday Retirement is
seeking a compassionate couple-team for a live-in co-manager
position at our facility in Ogden with three - five years
management or supervisory experience. We offer a salary, vacation
and benefits package. Interested couples/teams should mail their


LAUGH OUT LOUD! Experienced dog sitter needed, summer position or
longer. Starting ASAP. Live in the country (Underhill) on 22
acres in a beautiful home in exchange for taking care of a cool
dog that will make you laugh out loud. Outstanding views.
Excellent hiking and mountain/road biking. Organic garden
potential (will pay for all supplies). Owner will be home
intermittently, when not doing trainings or wilderness
instructing. If you have an animal, you can bring them. Free long
distance calling. No Internet. Small stipend. For more
information please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MAINTENANCE needed for a Shelburne Estate.
Experience required. Position requires 30+ hours per week.
Responsibilities include lawn and garden care, 30+ building
maintenance, and general grounds keeping. Must be mechanically
inclined to maintain equipment and tools. Must have your own
transportation. Competitive salary provided. Please mail a letter
of interest or resume to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM MANAGER/GARDENER needed to work and manage the day-to-day
operations of an estate/farm beautifully set in western Albemarle
County. Must have prior knowledge of gardening, plants and
landscaping – both vegetable and flowers/shrubs. Owner is
very meticulous about the aesthetics of the residence gardens.
100 acres of farmland used for raising beef cattle, hay and an
eclectic selection of other animals. Owner is frequently absent
for extended periods, so position requires ability to stay
focused, work independently, and good planning, communication and
organizational skills. Candidates should also be computer
literate, proficient at operating various types of farm
equipment, have excellent handyman skills, and be dedicated. No
onsite housing; rent stipend provided. Health insurance included.
Qualified applicants send resume, references, salary requirements
and personal letter re why this is the right position for you to

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed. Seeking a married couple
skilled and experienced to care for a family estate with the main
house and guest cottages in a rural setting overlooking the
Potomac River in King George, VA. Duties include maintenance of
extensive grounds, formal gardens, beach, pool, ponds and fields.
Handling of recreational equipment (ATV’s, jet skis, boats)
a plus. All aspects of household cleaning and care, with some
cooking skills and pet sitting are required. Must be flexible,
with attention to detail, have good communication and supervisory
abilities. Private accommodations on the property,
transportation, retirement and health benefits. Salary
commensurate with experience. Immediate start date. Only
qualified non-smokers with excellent references wanting a
long-term commitment need apply. Please email your resume with
recent photos to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS NEEDED. Opening for persons to serve as caretakers of
a hunting club in the Mount Vernon/Anacortes area. Housing and
paid utilities plus salary available to qualified persons. If
interested, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT MANAGER needed. A private, residential waterfront
community seeks a full-time resident couple with broad experience
to be responsible for repair/maintenance of central water/waste
system, indoor pool, tennis courts, docks and grounds. You will
be provided with a private residence and utilities. Please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SALARY AVAILABLE for RVers for private property maintenance and
caretaking for lawns and gardens. This could be part or full
time. Looking for a team to manage my property in north central
Washington, for the summer of 2008. Gardening, landscape, mowing,
watering, flower gardens, and care of the place will be the
priority. This is a beautiful area with the lake across the
street for fishing and summer fun. The river is right down the
road. Two miles from town. Includes a 30A FHU for RV's, plus
salary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information and

TIRED OF THE CITY? Our 40+ acres of old growth forest in
Washington's Cascade Range needs a caretaker, June - November.
Cozy cabin, propane stove and lighting, wood heat, outhouse.
Beautiful river-front property, nearby wilderness hot spring.
Off-grid, no cell phone coverage. Position pays $600/month, for
making a daily visual inspection. This requires one to two hours
of hiking per day. Occasional additional work available.
Applicants must have a vehicle (property accessed by logging
road), and be reasonably physically fit. Please email:


CARETAKER needed for a central West Virginia XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
incipient permaculture on 78 acres of forested hillside and
bottom. It has an attached greenhouse with waterfalls and pond.
The property has three large ponds uphill and several around the
house. There is a large barn with studio and other outbuildings,
and a large well-fed organic garden. Also has a rain-fed,
wood-heated hot tub. Need to move on to propagate biogas systems
elsewhere. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/COOK NEEDED for a private club in northern Wisconsin.
This is a seasonal, live on site, position. No pets allowed.
Salary, and tips plus incentives. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER TEAM needed to manage a 100 unit Racine community.
Duties include rentals, rent collection, cleaning, lawn care and
snow removal. A two bedroom apartment and utilities, and a salary
provided. No pets allowed. To apply, please fax a letter of
interest or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY available on Lake Michigan's Door County
Peninsula. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to fill three seasonal
positions. Groundskeeper/Gardener, Breakfast Server and
Housekeeper. Compensation includes lodging in homes adjacent to
the resort with water access plus wage. 20 to 30 hours a week
each position. To view the property visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or for
more information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small retreat center. Need a caring and
interested caretaker for a small non-profit retreat center
providing spiritual and educational programming. Potter's Farm is
on the hill above the Chequamegon Bay, two miles from beautiful
Lake Superior, near Washburn, Wisconsin. Private housing in a 31'
yurt, fresh garden produce in the summer, 20% discount at local
food co-op, and more available in exchange for part time work at
a small secluded old-farm-turned-community-gathering-place. Work,
length of term and hours are negotiable or individually arranged.
Caretaker must do basic maintenance, cleaning, grounds keeping,
and office work. Beyond this, all other duties will be arranged
per individual. We want to support your ideas for projects and
programs, to involve you in the Farm. Work demand varies by
season, but isn't usually more than 25 hours per week. This
position may have the possibility of becoming a full-time paid
position and although long term applicants are preferred, short
term caretakers will also be considered. For more information or
to request an application packet please contact us by phone at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at

ONSITE MANAGER/CARETAKER needed to live onsite and manage
day-to-day operations of a nice 62 unit apartment complex in
Appleton. Must have minor maintenance, leasing and tenant
relation skills. Some experience would be preferable. Will train
the right candidates. Couple or team would be preferred. Please
fax your resume or letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Offering housesitting in exchange for free or little rent
in north county, San Diego. California notary and realtor with a
nine-year-old daughter. Honest, reliable and dependable. Please

47 year old male, physically fit, drug free, smoke free
looking for part-time/full-time position. Can work up to 60 hours
weekly and willing to relocate. For more information, please

Dynamic and highly educated non-smoking young professional
married couple seeks house sitting position in Boston, MA area. 
MBTA accessibility preferred. Some rent can be exchanged for
lighter duties, will pay utilities. Summer start, four month
minimum.  No children, two well behaved cats in tow.  Happy to do
lawn care, take care of pets, plants, premises and more!
Excellent personal and professional references available.  More
information can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by calling

Lady artist, vegetarian, non-smoker, seeks housesitting
jobs in warm climates, Hawaii, Florida or New York, Montreal, or
Europe. My email address is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please call

Self-Help Writer/Coach seeks beautiful home while writing
her own book. I am a gentle and introspective spirit looking for
beauty and safety. Minimum three months. Maximum year. I promise
to respect your home and fill it with angelic love. PS. I love
pets! Please email sXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Oxford, Mississippi. Highly experienced, hands on,
professional Estate Manager seeking part or full time
caretaker/property manager position. College and Starkey
International Institute graduate. Home and landscape
maintenance/improvement skills. Extensive horse care knowledge.
Initiate and supervise any construction project. Recently retired
and moved to Oxford. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired Christian man, ex-YWAM staff desires opportunity
to teach life skills through inexpensive boat building
instruction, to under privileged or at-risk youth. Need to be
near water and in USA. Will help establish a new program or join
yours if you are a Bible believing organization or individual.
Please contact me through email at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Adirondack Property Manager and family seek a long term,
stable caretaking/ estate management position in NY, VT or
surrounding areas. Thirty year job history includes: famous
resort, prestigious university, 1,500 acre private estate, elite
inn, top-100 golf course and historic hospital. I am a degreed
Horticulturist with experience in all aspects of property
management. I would require a salary, housing, and benefits. My
wife and children can contribute when needed. Please contact John

Couple seeking caretaker position. Background in
construction, housekeeping, elder care, camp caretakers, i.e.;
director, administrator, maintenance, staff recruitment. We're 49
years old, live very healthy lifestyle, self-starters, excellent
work ethic, responsible, reliable. Please contact Don or Barb at

Professional couple with family looking for a wonderful
opportunity to caretake property in exchange for a place to live.
Husband has loved and looked over 60 acre property in Vermont.
Wife is a business professional who has taken care of many high
profile photographers. It would be great if owner is looking for
a personal assistant in which she would be perfect. Three lovely
children would come with the package. We are looking for a fresh
start for many reasons, but an easier lifestyle as the economy is
not helping. We are all very responsible and good people.
Hopefully can be a long term relationship. Please contact

Mature single male seeking housesitting position in Dallas
Ft. Worth Area for summer 2008. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single male 58, former CA general contractor, living in
Southern OR. Past experience as caretaker on ranch. Seeking long
term position as manager/caretaker/retreat, etc. Teacher, artist,
writer, computer skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
Work well with people of all ages, children to seniors. 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see photos and more about me. Please call

Former teacher, 51 years old, seeking temporary
housesitting position Energetic, healthy lifestyle and happy! I
practice loving kindness, love nature hiking yoga Great Cook
Beginning but not limited to September – November. Please

Looking for a caretaker/housesitter position in New Mexico
beginning October/November 2008. I am a mature, healthy woman,
NS, ND, quiet and responsible, with excellent personal,
housesitting and property manager references. Great with animals.
Gardening skills. Position must allow me generous free time for
writing. Location in or near Taos or Santa Fe highly desirable,
but will consider all opportunities. Please email

Responsible persons seeking house sitting position. Quiet,
studious Christian couple looking for any jobs in the Orange
County area. We are non-smoking, no children or pets. Please

Caretaking with a Flare / Celebrities Welcome Trustworthy,
responsible, Certified Interior Designer with construction
background and excellent management skills, seeking an
opportunity to oversee multi-million dollar ocean view property
or properties. Celebrities, including Fortune 500 company CEO's,
can now have a dependable, well educated, international traveler,
focused, task master, to not only caretake, but remodel or design
their home (homes). I'm nationally published and currently
writing a book. I come with accolades and references. New
construction, spec homes and investment homes can be monitored
while you are busy with your careers, traveling and (or) raising
families. I have done B&B's, mansions, multiple family homes
along with 12 designer showcases. I am a good investment with
many resources. All expenses, travel, cell phone, internet,
cable, meals, automobile to be paid for and provided. A monthly
salary can be negotiated. Animal care services provided. Clean,
hardworking, non smoker/non drinker, single female, with English
Flat Coat retriever. I’d prefer to have him. (neutered
male, boarding school, never barks). My passport is current. I
have been entrusted with the keys to many multi-million dollar
homes during my 20 year career overseeing installations, with
contractors and maintaining homes when clients are in their other
homes or traveling. Presently residing in Silicon Valley,

Santa Fe, NM Housesitter is available for long term. Mid
30's, volunteer firefighter and student at NNMC (Espanola). Lots
of love for plants and animals. Excellent references.

Writer seeks housesitting in Cincy, OH (Hyde Park,
Clifton, Mariemont etc.; Yellow Springs, OH). Quiet setting.

North County San Diego, CA.  Looking for the perfect house
guest – aka housesitter - while you are away? Responsible
woman with references looking for a long-term housesitting
opportunity in the La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad
area. I have owned my own businesses, managed employees, and am
organized and trustworthy. Would also consider doing personal
assistant tasks as well. Please contact me for an interview and

Mature, responsible social worker seeking year-round
caretaker position in Pioneer Valley (MA) or near Philadelphia,
PA. Also available for the summer/fall on Martha's Vineyard. Love
to garden and care for dogs/horses. Tired of listening to
peoples' problems, but I am a good problem solver. Let me help
you manage your property. Contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Kauai HI – beginning late summer or autumn, seeking
long term (or short term) house sitting/caretaking position or
employment. Healthy, honest, hard-working female, no smoking, no
addictions, relocating and staying in Kauai very long term.  Have
worked as a professional Japanese-English interpreter for over 20

Mature 45 year old single female, dependable, quiet,
responsible, active, trustworthy, flexible, easy going, no
addictions, organized, neat and tidy, self-motivated, friendly,
positive attitude, humorous, private and discreet, lifelong
student. Skills/ Experience: Excellent driving record and
customer service, clerical work, communications, computer skills,
laundry, lawn mowing, leasing and tenant relations, ordering
supplies, running errands, animal care, work independently, light
housekeeping and cooking responsibilities, basic mechanical
ability. Hobbies: Indoor / Outdoor girl. Desires: Long-term
situation. Salary, clean, comfortable, private living
accommodations, food, medical and dental insurance. Internet and
phone is a must. Patient, kind and considerate employer(s).
Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Help me learn how to really ski! Bought my Vail
Association’s season pass. Need a place to stay ski season
08-09. Professional male, 62, will do some work if needed.
Looking for 2 - 3 weeks at a time in January, February, and/or
March. Would share apartment/condo paying rent if necessary.

Healthy non-smoking mature middle aged male Canadian
License massage therapist available for personal or International
Resort Spa work. Certified in Swedish, Reflexology, Deep Tissue,
Chair and Aroma Theraphy massage modalities. I am also a PADI
scuba diving instructor, trained cook, photographer, writer and
landscape gardener. Presently residing in the Caribbean but
willing to relocate. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Honest, mature female seeking long-term (approximately
eight months) housesitting/caretaking position in a quiet setting
in Corrales, RR, or ABQ, NM) beginning September 2008. Single
mother will attend massage school full-time (elementary-age child
& two mature neutered house cats included). Please contact:

Mature Couple desire condo/retirement community
coordinator position to supervise all property maintenance.
Husband: 35 years all areas of home/ commercial building,
remodeling. B.A. Public Administration, some accounting
education, 12 years licensed PA Realtor. Wife:  B.A. Art/
Painting.  Her 23 years office work can provide back-up support.
Also, 30 years teaching Yoga, within last 13, specializing in
Yoga for elders in retirement center. Both computer literate,
both speak a little Spanish. Pleasant, stable, healthy,
non-smokers, no pets. Locations desired mid-California, San
Francisco down to Santa Barbara, but Southwest OK. Salary a must
with housing provided. The universe is unlimited and we are
flexible! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-retired gent seeking long-term accommodation in
exchange for caretaking duties. Farm-raised, home owner,
mechanic, lumberjack with recent state and federal clearances,
A-1 credit, no dependents, no drugs, no arrests.  Prefer rural or
semi-rural; accustomed to 'hardship posts' in U.S. and abroad.
Local income necessary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Handyman/Handywoman couple with legitimate business
looking for a situation from January through March 2009. We work
together in all aspects of our business, which specializes in
lawn/landscaping care April through November but we slow down
before Christmas. During our winter months we take on light
carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting and other miscellaneous
maintenance jobs. We require a monthly stipend and living
quarters. We have excellent references. Please reply to

Experienced gardener/caretaker  available. Healthy, 47,
couple with 9-year-old daughter, wishes to work for land owner
with conservation ethic. Will care for trails, streams,
forests/wood lots, pasture/fields, encourage wildlife and
diversity. Prefer organic approaches. Skilled with planters, turf
care, pruning of shrubs/vines/trees, etc. Experienced with
operation and maintenance of equipment. Safety and security
oriented. Enthusiastic, thoughtful, artistic, knowledgeable,
meticulous. Enjoy working with other professionals. Love animals.
Helpful and handy with building maintenance, home care, and
houseplants. Clean license, background check, etc. Please email

Caregiver/househelper position wanted: I am a single
female, over 40, with many years experience as
caregiver/housesitter/househelper. I have taken care of former
Ambassadors to Canada and a Foreign Diplomat. I am compassionate,
very trustworthy and organized. I am tired of the snow and would
like to work somewhere warm. I have excellent references. I would
like to work for you! Please contact me for a full detailed
resume. Thank you kindly, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature single female, dependable, responsible and
energetic, no addictions, looking for living-in paid positions
only in caretaking/household management. Over seven years
experience working in this field-running errands, laundry,
housekeeping, etc. Safe driver with valid Florida license. Ideal
for senior busy couple, can to travel. Prefer any place in
Florida; but will consider places on East Coast up to Carolinas.
Can to start in September after vacation. Please submit your
required duties with salary on email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

Hello! I've worked the past 18 years as a self-employed
pet-sitter. My references will impress you with the
reassurance of the reliable and loving care I give to beloved
pets, home and garden. I am a 52-year-old single woman with a
graduate degree. I believe my customer's pets, home and garden
are a sanctuary that I am privileged to protect and nurture. I
don't smoke or take drugs. I am gentle, kind, devoted and
meticulously responsible. I listen attentively. I'm cheerful and
hard-working. I care for my customer's pets as if they were my
own. I give peace of mind to my customers while they are out of
town. You may reach me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I will be available for
work in the USA as well as outside the USA beginning July 14 and
thereafter. Please save my ad for your consideration. I know you
would be pleased and satisfied with my care of your sanctuary.
Sincerely, Carrie

Seeking Southern Climes…preferably Texas. Female
Household Manager –12 years experience. Would consider
temporary, short assignments, seasonal work, Ranch Cook, etc.
Single, high energy, excellent health, (no meds), no pets, no
smoking. Strong managerial/supervisory skills, plus
office/computer experience, housekeeping, laundry, valet, travel,
chauffeuring, shopping, errands, light cooking, pet care. Desire
separate housing, business transportation, 40-hour work week.
Salary commensurate with top management level rate for private
service industry. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Out West Situation Wanted:  Responsible female looking for
a caretaker position. 20 years in Colorado. Have experience in
housekeeping, landscaping, computer skills, personal assistance,
maintenance and massage! Published author in field of
massage--Rodale Books .I have no children, pets, am
non-smoker/drinker. Excellent references available. email me at

Responsible, motivated, and energetic couple available as
estate caretakers or property managers. Prefer SF Bay area, Santa
Fe, NM, or the Northeast, but would consider other areas.
Exceptionally conscientious, resourceful, hard-working and
pleasant non-smokers with extensive building, maintenance,
gardening, household, and management skills. Successful business
owners for 30 years can offer a variety of applicable skills to
respectfully care for your home and property. Excellent
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hawaiian home in need of caretakers? Professional young
couple currently located in Chicago looking for a short- or
long-term caretaking opportunity starting in the
late-summer/early-fall. We're looking for a change and would love
to help you out while realizing our dream. Experience with
pets/home care/landscaping/technology, but not above a rustic
lifestyle. Responsible and down-to-earth. Please email Matt at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with questions or for further

Family seeks house/petsits in Europe, Mexico or Central
America. Retired public health nurse, retired teacher, landscape
designer with veterinary experience, well-behaved supervised
six-year-old. Nonsmoking. References available. Much
home-ownership experience. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation wanted:  Mature healthy, individual handy man
and gardener. I have excellent knowledge and skills for property
and animal caretaking. Professional degree in horticulture and
landscaping. Will consider work in Southern and Western states.

Caretaking position wanted in Marin County, California. We
are a semi-retired couple. I am a graduate of UC Berkeley, have
lived in South East Asia and Europe for five years, former
registered nurse, information broker, art consultant, and am
currently working on second book.  Richard is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska, formerly remodeled houses, is currently
"Mr. Fix-it."  We are organic, green, and have good
communication skills.  We are looking for a two bedroom cottage
on a larger estate. We'd love to have a Peter Sellers "Being
There" position.  Ideal if the landlords are gone part or
most of the year, and wish to have a reliable, responsible,
ethical couple overseeing their property.   We own rental
property in Athens, Ohio, are now living in the town of San
Anselmo, in the same house for nine years. We are drug and
tobacco free, and are very light consumers of alcohol.  We enjoy
hiking, music, reading, and quiet evenings at home.  We are
looking for a long term position. Leads are appreciated.  Please

We will love and take care of your home and property...
work exchange, caretaking, housesitting, other. Dedicated,
hardworking woman (48) with responsible child. Nondrinker,
nonsmoker. Great with adults and children. Love horses, dogs,
cats, all animals. Varied background... editor, dairy and horse
farm worker, congressional secretary, church/school pianist,
animal rescue worker, real estate appraiser, licensed daycare
provider, legal assistant, landscape/lawn care worker, more. Our
well-behaved dogs and cats can provide excellent references for
all of us! Prefer long-term commitment. Open to location. Please

Manager/Caretaker Team available for ranch, farm, or
retreat in the West. He is experienced in facility
management/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, propane,
irrigation, and solar power. All aspects, including supervising
employees and contractors. She is experienced in housekeeping,
gardening, and planning upgrades and repairs. Also, we prepare
assessments and development plans for recently acquired
properties. Active, fit, substance-free, looking for long-term.
Can work independently, and have an eye for what needs to be
done. We enjoy the challenge of remote locations and sustainable,
green, life style. Available in July. Please email

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