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                  THE CARETAKER
THIS IS OUR 160th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                 Volume 27, Number 4         

July/August 2009                ISSN 1074-3642 

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 18 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Mark Crump: Enjoying Housesitting in Costa Rica
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



ALASKA CARETAKING couple needed from September 1, 2009 - May 1,
2010 on a comfortable alternative energy Aleutian homestead. You
can enjoy whales, fish, caribou, hydroelectric power, internet,
phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop, sauna, and hot
tub. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance skills
are required. A monthly stipend will be provided. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. You will need to make a one year
commitment for a remote hunting and recreation lodge, 125 miles
northwest of Anchorage, along the Iditarod Trail. Duties include:
feeding horses, weather observations, cooking, guest care, and
the general maintenance of lodge and generator, etc. Benefits
include room and board, a beautiful setting in the Alaska Range,
salary and tips. This is a non-smoking facility. If you are a
serious couple who can live here for the one year commitment,
then please email your letter of interest to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs help this summer. We are a 30 acre
shellfish farm located across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska.
Kachemak Bay is a 40 mile long arm of Cook Inlet, located on the
southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. It is home to Alaska's
only state wilderness park, Kachemak Bay State Park. I grow
mostly Pacific oysters but I also grow mussels, scallops and
clams by the suspended culture methods (not on bottom or on the
beach). Although there is not currently an organic certification
for shellfish, I can guarantee that the shellfish from this farm
are as clean and wholesome as any seafood from anywhere in the
world. Life is on the water on skiffs or on the docks. Some tasks
are done on the beach. They involve cleaning, sorting, and
counting oysters. The suggested length of stay is negotiable, but
a seven day trial period would be wise to determine
compatibility. Five to six hours would be a good day in exchange.
Accommodations will be on my 42 foot fishing vessel, or on a
36-foot landing craft, in docks, in tents or in the woods at a
tent camp. Children and pets are negotiable. The farm is seven
miles across the water from Homer, or seven miles from Seldovia
by road. I supply transportation to the farm. English is the
primary language (with a very little Spanish and French). Diet is
negotiable. All the shellfish and fish that anyone could eat are
available. The food is wild and prepared by me. The farm is semi
remote and the setting is strikingly beautiful. There are ample
walking and canoeing opportunities. For more information, please


REMOTE ARIZONA HIGH DESERT oasis needs you to enjoy a quiet,
off-grid homestead now. Irrigate gardens and vineyard in exchange
for a place to stay through the winter.  Longer term is possible.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER OR COUPLE wanted to help with a quiet homestead
on 14 acres on solar, one mile from Saguaro National Monument
just outside Tucson. Duties include tending organic
vegetable/fruit tree garden, landscape and irrigation system
maintenance, milking two goats, feeding poultry, animal pen
cleaning, handyman duties, project help. No rent, no salary.
Share farm produce (vegetables, fruits, eggs, poultry, and milk)
as available. Individual must like desert heat and gardening and
be willing to live an alternative lifestyle, including using
composting toilet. Must be non-smoking, no alcohol, drugs, or
heavy scents, and no pets. Live in spartan, separate guest room
or your own RV. Use of vehicle possible. Owners live on premises
but you must be able to care for all independently when we go on
trips. Carpentry/building skills a plus. If you enjoy the
outdoors, nature, eating healthily, and sunny weather, this may
be for you. Please reply with resume and references to 

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED immediately for a 40 acre isolated
off-the-grid homestead with mountain views in southeastern
Arizona. We're 100% solar, except for propane for cooking and
bathing. We have well water, a large fenced organic garden, a
rock shower house and sauna, fruit trees, two yurts, and hiking
and mountain bike trails. Hot springs are nearby. Own living
space preferred; ideal for RVers. Our caretakers need to be
honest, clean, resourceful, healthy, self-motivated and handyman
types. Free of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Must be experienced
in rural and off-the-grid living. Must have an outside income.
References required. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with an introductory letter about

CARETAKER WANTED in rural southern Arizona, year-round. Need help
with my vegetable garden, weed control, koi pond, clean up, and
simple maintenance. Free living quarters in a 8x40 fifth wheel,
or bring your own RV. Background checks done. Please email


Hi Gary, just wanted to update you on my new Wyoming address. I
just started this new job mainly doing office things at this
lovely ranch. I got the job because I put an ad in the
Gazette’s Situations-Wanted section last fall and one of
the responses was from the director of this ranch. I interviewed
with her in December when I came out here for Christmas with my
oldest son and family. The job did not become available until the
first of April, so here I am in Wyoming again (where I lived from
1997 - 2002 in Cheyenne) and glad to be here. Many thanks, J. A.
B., Wheatland, WY

That’s great news Jo Allison! We have over 3,000
property owners who subscribe to the Gazette in order to find
people available. Many real estate investors from across the
country who are stuck with empty homes that they can’t sell
are using the Gazette to read our Situations-Wanted section and
then contacting the prospective housesitters and caretakers to
make them a property caretaking or housesitting offer. This way
their empty homes are occupied again so theft and vandalism
problems are avoided.

Hi Gary, I just finished reading the article in today’s New
York Times and it was a good, informative piece of reading. I
hope that it will result in some increased subscriptions and
advertisers for the Gazette. Please keep up the good work! There
are many of us out here who appreciate what you do. Best wishes,
D. R., New York, NY

Thanks Dave and thanks to our subscribers who were interviewed
for the article that appeared in the Friday, May 15, 2009 edition
of The New York Times. If you missed it, you can access the
article and photos at this website:


Hi Gary and family, I would appreciate it if you could run our
caretakers wanted ad again. As usual, our most recent ad in the
Gazette brought us some fantastic applicants and, thanks to you,
we now have the most wonderful caretakers. In exchange for
several hours a week of volunteer work on our property, we
provide the caretakers with the opportunity to live in one of the
most beautiful and peaceful places in North America. Our first
set of caretakers, who came to us through our Gazette ad, loved
this area so much that they’ve settled here permanently and
are contributing a lot to our local community.  We think this new
couple who responded to our Gazette help-wanted ad will be just
as special. Thanks again. J.D., Maine

Judith, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ad in the
Gazette resulted in positive responses to help you with your
property needs there. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the good word about the Gazette to
other property owners in your area who can use it. Most of our
business is a result of word-of-mouth referrals, so we appreciate
when you mention us. Thanks.

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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HOUSESITTER NEEDED from October 2, 2009 to January 20, 2010 for
our four bedroom house in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales,
second from the escarpment, looking over the beautiful Jamison
Valley, Katoomba and The 3 Sisters. We are close to bushwalking
tracks, reserves and majestic lookouts. We have several fruit
trees (which will be ready to harvest), small veggie gardens, two
cats, two chooks (who provide daily fresh eggs), and a rabbit. We
are looking for a retired couple who are, neat, non-smokers, and
are happy to be at home (mornings and evenings at least) to feed
and take care of the garden and animals. For more info, please

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a holiday let hobby farm in a
rainforest environment, bordering the Cedar Bay National Park and
situated within the Daintree World Heritage area of Far North
Queensland. Gap Creek Retreat offers an unparalleled rainforest
experience. The property nestles amongst the trees overlooking an
amazing rainforest creek of crystal clear water. Wake to a dawn
chorus of tropical rainforest birds and find yourself in
paradise. Free rent available in exchange for housekeeping, with
some paid work. Retirees welcome. Our website is

I REQUIRE A HOUSESITTER who can look after my home in Bowral
along with my three cats for three months from June 6th onwards.
Must be cat lovers and willing to change kitty litter every day.
Also must have police checks available to see, and provide copies
of driver's licenses etc for ID purposes. An older man, woman or
couple is preferred. My house is within walking distance to
Bowral shops and the train station. Must also look after my lawns
and gardens, and get the mail. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a family owned and operated Self-Storage
Facility which has been servicing customers on the southeast side
of Brisbane for over five years and provides storage and
packaging solutions. We are currently accepting applications for
a Caretaker to join our team. An understanding of the industry is
desirable but not necessary. You must be fit and hardworking to
carry out specific daily duties. These include but are not
limited to: cleaning and maintaining common areas including
amenities, grounds keeping/gardening, office administration and
customer service as required, and forklift operation. As the
live-in Caretaker, you will provide a secure onsite presence at
the facility responding to afterhour’s enquiries and
security alarms. This position is tailor made for a hardworking,
mechanically minded individual who has an eye for detail, and
will take ownership of the facilities impeccable presentation.
Remuneration and detailed job description, including onsite
accommodation details, to be discussed at interview. Please mail
your resume and references to The Manager,

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER needed in Aramara, Queensland (situated 30
minutes drive west of Maryborough). We are looking for someone to
care for our dogs and other farm animals while we have the
occasional weekend away and when we're on holiday. You must love
dogs and be willing to share our home with them. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


SAILING HELP needed. Our winters are spent in the Bahamas and
southern Florida maintaining, living and cruising on our wooden
sailboat. Starting in November, if you're interested in learning
and experiencing wooden boat repair, upkeep, sailing the farm
(subsistence lifestyle on the water), and sailing give us a call
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. November is our busiest time with
maintenance and repairs, which is an ideal opportunity for hands
on experience. We love to teach and can almost always use the
help this time of year. Peace, Laura and Jimmie


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


CARETAKER POSITION offered in Northern California’s
Siskiyou County in Hornbrook, CA. Willing to provide free parking
and rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy caretaker
duties on my ranch, keeping trespassers away. This is
off-the-grid, primitive living. Must be self-sustaining and love
the outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable
physical shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the
property is somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs,
drinking, or mental issues, and no friends or visitors with same
– in fact we prefer light/little to no visitors. This is
not employment or a paid position, so you must have some other
source of income available to live off of. Animals are OK,
including horses, pigs, etc. Looking for a single male, couple,
retiree, or a small family. A 4x4, SUV, ATV or horse would help
in your duties. I am only looking for serious replies. Please

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER wanted for a small lake property in the
Santa Margarita area. A mature and responsible couple with
previous caretaker experience is desired. A mobile home is
provided along with a small monthly salary. No children please.
Responsibilities include maintenance of property, housekeeping,
watering plants, mowing lawn, weeding, keeping property free of
leaves and keeping property secure. Must have experience
operating lawn mower, weed-wacker, blower, cleaning and
performing handyperson duties. We are looking for people who are
not afraid to get their hands dirty. Please send your resume and
references Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed for show horses in central CA. Must
have references. Great pay and free housing available for the
right person. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I own a beautiful, historic piece of
land in Fairplay, CA (Sierras) with stone outcroppings, access to
wilderness trails, local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to
grow just about anything organic. I’m a student of Bowen
Therapy and herbology with an interest in horses and animal
health. I’m looking to connect with other people who
appreciate a positive lifestyle involving live foods and natural
healing. It would be wonderful to even meet a partner who brings
experience and knowledge to the table. I do have a county
permitted trailer space with full hookups and/or a bedroom or two
as my home is very large with an ozonated hot tub on the deck
with a cold plunge right next to it. There’s a National
Champion black walnut tree, winter creek, garden, old barn,
pastures and the Cosumnes Rivers nearby. Possibly trade ranches
with someone in the Appalachians? If anyone is interested, or
knows of someone who may want to share an existence in this
magical area, please contact me at the following:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a summer/year round person(s), with
onsite lodging plus salary to run/work the small resort with the
owner who runs/works the resort. Job encompasses lodging, store,
marina, computer, maintenance, equipment, off grid utilities.
Then caretake resort between seasons in fall and spring. Must
also be an outdoors and guest friendly person. Please send a
short email resume to the owner,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs some help this summer. We are a 17
acre, certified organic farm producing a diversity of unusual and
antique apples, pears, and Asian pears as well as a full range of
vegetables and flowers. Most of our fresh produce is marketed
locally through a farmer’s markets, a 35 member CSA,
restaurants, natural food stores, and schools.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX also serves as a retreat center for a
variety of groups and occasionally weddings. The farm is situated
on 240 acres in the Garcia River Valley, in coastal Mendocino
County, and five miles north of the city of Point Arena. We
usually have interns for the growing season and one intern over
the winter. We ask for 30 hours of work per week and prefer a
minimum stay of three months, however slightly shorter stays may
be considered if the timing is right. Accommodation varies from a
simple, wood-heated cabin to camping, also depending on time of
year. Prior farm experience is desirable but a positive attitude
is the most important thing. No dogs please. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information at 


CAT-SITTER AND HOUSESITTER needed for July and August. We live in
the Haliburton Highlands (home to the Haliburton School of Arts)
in Ontario, surrounded by beautiful pine forests, rock cliffs,
hiking trails, wildlife, clear deep lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
The nearby towns provide for all your needs and offer many unique
experiences. Our cats are beloved family members. I need someone
who will love, respect and care for them as we do, while we are
gone. We need a quiet, mature, non-smoking person or couple for
summer caretaking. No pets. Please contact me at 

MATURE LIVE-IN COUPLE needed to care for home and grounds with
one permanent resident and three B&B rooms and also to care
for large grounds and have handyman experience. Living quarters
and utilities will be provided plus some remuneration. My home is
located in a countryside setting near Port Perry, ON. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or reply by email to 

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.

full-time, live in position for a private Lake Simcoe residence.
Applicants should be flexible with schedules, have previous
experience working in a private residence. Position Overview: The
couple will be responsible for the day to day activities of the
residence and property, care of interior and exterior
maintenance. Daily housekeeping, laundry, cooking and light
caregiver duties for elderly principle, errands and driving,
telephone, organize pantries and cupboards, and manage seasonal
trades. Applicants must be service oriented having previously
worked in private residence, drivers license, must be eligible to
work in Canada. Salary will be dependent on previous experience
and employment. Please fax copy of resume to

APARTMENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in South Burnaby, BC. This job
would be suitable for a retired or semi-retired couple. Resident
Caretaker certificate preferred or experience as a Caretaker. A
Bright corner two bedroom suite is available on-site. Applicant
is required to clean the building’s common areas, showing
and renting suites, collection of deposits and rents, responding
to tenant's concerns, dealing with the Residential Tenancy Branch
if and when required, scheduling vendors and other duties as
assigned, be willing to live on site, have good interpersonal and
maintenance skills, general plumbing, carpentry, and electrical
knowledge is an asset. One cat is okay. This is a non-smoking
building. A criminal record check is required for this position.
Please email your cover letter and resume to


HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. We’re a small beachfront eco-lodge on a
traditional English speaking remote Caribbean island with
incredible fishing and diving. We have 15 cabins 45 miles off of
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Requirements: willing to work as a
team at a service oriented lodge in a 3rd world country, 6 - 12
month commitment minimum, must speak Spanish, four years of hotel
and restaurant operation experience, general knowledge of
mechanics, generators, plumbing, electricity, (alternative energy
helpful), and patience and a good sense of humor. Please send
resumes and photo to receive more details on job description and
compensation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photos of our eco-lodge
and more information are available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in southeastern Colorado from August 21 until
September 1. This is not a paid position. I need a couple or
single person (non-smokers) to care for my property and animals.
There are easy chores here: feed and water in the morning (about
40 minutes) and then again in the evening (15 minutes). All the
plants are on drip-lines so the watering is turning hydrants on
or off through the day. The longest "chore" will be
walking the puppies that I adopted. Accommodation will be the
master bedroom, with attached bathroom. The house has two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, lounge, kitchen with an attached
dining room. Clean and tidy. My home has TV, DVD, video, wireless
internet, sewing machine, and fax. The property is in town and
has seven acres. Use of a car and a small catamaran are possible.
There are a couple of lakes really handy. You can walk to the
excellent community library and to town. Our rural, farming
community population is 2,000. The area has an early trading
settlement to visit, the Arkansas River close by, Koshare
performances, preserved dinosaur tracks, and many places if you
like exploring your environs. First time housesitters are OK. You
just ought to love animals and be happy to spend time in their
company. I am sorry, but I am not set up for your own animals or
young children. There are no critters inside my home. Thanks for
your interest. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 440 acre environmental education
center and organic farm. We are located at an elevation of 8,000
ft in the gorgeous Wahatoya Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo
range in southeastern Colorado. We live off-grid and are
developing all infrastructure sustainably and with permaculture
methods. We are an hour from town, very rural with a growing and
thriving community. We host workshops, seminars, kids’
camps and retreats throughout the year in the areas of natural
building, renewable energy, drum making, organic gardening and
tipi making. We have outreach projects in the town of Trinidad,
such as the Trinidad Community Gardens and plans for a CSA with
greenhouses and a co-op. We sell produce from July to October at
the local farmer’s market. Our focus is sustainability,
education, and community development. Working on the farm entails
four to six hours a day wherever it’s needed most. You will
become a part of the family and community. All meals are cooked
outdoors and communally prepared, all diets are honored; we eat
locally hunted meat. We have a small cabin, tipi lodges with
woodstoves, and primitive camping available. Children are
wonderfully encouraged to come along! For more info, please email
ESTATE MANAGER NEEDED. A skilled, dedicated, experienced Estate
Manager is needed in Eagle County. Responsibilities for this
full-time position include the ability to manage and coordinate
maintenance along with some domestic duties for the Owner. You
must be able manage and control budgets, lead by example, build
good working relationships with the Owner, other staff,
contractors and service providers. A full background check is
required. A separate caretaker's house on-site will be provided.
The approximate start date is summer 2009. Please submit your
resume along with details of your background and suitability to
Estate Manager Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FULL TIME, LIVE IN POSITION available for a couple in Aspen.
Large home with attached, separate caretakers' apartment, 900 sq
ft one bedroom, full kitchen, pantry, living room/dining, great
views, air conditioned, high speed internet and TV. One job is
full time detailed daily house cleaning; second job is general
fix-it, errands, car washing, snow blowing in winter, lawn mowing
and outdoor care in summer. Must like dogs and must be fit and
like daily dog walking, hiking and living in the mountains at a
high altitude (8,500' elevation). Need an SUV or 4WD type car,
and driver's license. It is essential that the house cleaner has
done this work before, with references, those who haven't
eventually conclude they don't like the work. $1,100 per week for
the couple plus apartment and utilities paid by us. 42 hour
workweek which is five weekdays and two hours on Saturday
morning, but with some flexibility. Please email


the South Pacific Coast Costa Ballena of Costa Rica.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a holistic retreat and guest house
surrounded by Permaculture-inspired gardens and tropical fruit
orchards offering a natural setting for healing, cleansing, and
learning. Our farm is surrounded by rugged mountains of virgin
old growth forest that rise above the lonely coconut fringed
beaches below. Several crystalline creeks and rivers carve
through the mountains creating an abundance of mystical
waterfalls, translucent swimming pools, and healing spring water.
Diverse species of native plants and wildlife abound. Tropical
birds are especially abundant. Biting insects are fortunately
nearly non-existent. We are a not-for-profit organization
promoting sustainable solutions and a simple symbiotic lifestyle.
We are open to volunteers who are wholeheartedly committing to
this project and the purely natural style of life. Experience is
not necessary, but very helpful. What is necessary is a desire to
learn and work hard, a sense of curiosity and an ability to
observe. Volunteers must have their own outside income. Work
includes all kinds of gardening tasks, attending guests, house
maintenance, construction of new buildings, etc. We are looking
for calm and conscious, heart-centered people who prefer to live
in paradise without chemical substances, noise, pollution,
intoxicants etc. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN Person needed to attend to an elderly lady (my Mother) in
the centre of London. My Mother needs constant supervision and
help during the day; i.e. cooking, serving meals, cleaning,
shopping, and basically to help in all respects of home and
personal matters and with whatever her requirements may demand.
In a nut shell this is a Lady Friday position with own bathroom,
small room, color TV, paid for food with a small remuneration by
arrangement. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


ENERGETIC "LIVE-IN" COUPLE needed to work as
"major domo"/butler and housekeeper/laundry person at a
luxury estate in the Palm Beach area. The ideal candidates will
have formal training in household service, (not hotel or
restaurant), dinner service and table setting as well as
entertaining - absolutely no cooking or food preparation required
on your part! Great salary and benefits are provided! This is a
year-round quality career position, so serious inquiries only
please. You must have a minimum of three years prior experience
as a couple in a private home (or homes). Good verbal and
communication skills are essential. If you think that you both
have what it takes to join this unique domestic staff, then
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I have a big house near Dijon, (the capital
of the Burgundy region). I am looking for a couple or a person
who can stand to be alone here later this year. Honesty is a
must. A love of nature, gardens, art, and old things would be
very helpful. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


maintain rentals here. To apply for this position, please mail
your resume to Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Brackel (near Hamburg) for August and
September. Looking for a housesitter to look after our two dogs
and one cat while we are on vacation. Must have a good
relationship with animals and have your own mode of
transportation. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Germany or

FARM CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Hattingen for farm maintenance
and riding instructor/child care work. Two positions are
available on our small farm. Must speak fluent English and a
couple is preferred. Both are flexible positions and require
someone who can work unsupervised and take pride in their work.
Someone to run this small farmyard and soon to be a riding school
as well taking care of the farm animals. You will be required to
use your initiative and maintain the farmyard as well as some
basic construction, repairs, cleaning of the stables and general
grounds maintenance. Normal stuff that needs to be done on a
farmyard assisting with child care and lessons. You will have
your own cottage (for a couple), satellite TV, no bills and food
provided, plus a wage The owner plus two others live on the farm
and all speak good English. For more information, please email


HELP NEEDED. A non-vegetarian, non-smoking household seeks single
person or couple to help with house/garden maintenance. Quiet
country living affords multi-cultural opportunities, ethnic
foods, tropical fauna, and outdoor activities. Large garden
bedroom, private bath plus kitchen/laundry privileges provided.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

exchange homesteading chores for an 800 square-foot cabin on 76
acres in "Sunny Kapoho" (average of 75 inches of rain,
mostly in the early morning hours) on the Big Island. We would
prefer a health and ecologically focused couple who are drug
free, responsible, energetic, fit, stable couple (age 20 - 40's)
and looking for a long-term living arrangement (six months to one
year minimum but ideally desire lifetime commitment) for an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living on a beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust. We would also consider
recurrent seasonal stays for part of the year and occasionally we
may be open to single people and short term (three - five months)
stays. The cabin is set back about 300 feet from the ocean, and
is about 50 feet above sea level. The 20x40 foot cabin has an
outside shower, chest refrigerator, propane oven, and the
bathroom consists of a composting bucket, which is under a
conventional toilet seat. The cabin is single wall cedar
construction, and three of the walls are mostly window, which
allow in a lot of natural light and allow for enjoyment of the
panoramic views of the ocean, jungle. The work exchange entails
watering the organic gardens, feeding the chickens and collecting
the eggs, feeding and milking the goats, taking the buck out to
be tethered and fed, taking the does out to pasture and/or
cutting greens, garden/structure maintenance, and feeding the
cats and dog. Most of the physical labor involves using loppers
or a bow saw to cut greens for the goats and hauling them to the
manger via wheelbarrow. All of this takes an average 15-18 hours
per week for single or 20-23 hours a week per couple. Working
hours are flexible. Food available for extra hours. Surfing is
four miles away, and snorkeling 1½ miles. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.

NEEDING SOME HELP NOW. I am offering an approximately two month
work exchange on a private organic permaculture farm on Kauai. If
you babysit – that is a big plus! I ask 12 hours per week
for a glorified camping set up, with hot shower, gas cooker,
sink, outdoor bath, composting toilet, covered 20’ x 30'
with wooden floor and two walls, plus electric and Wi-Fi.
I’m seeking a private person. Kauai is awe-striking in
beauty! The magic cannot be described! Please email with


VOLUNTEERS needed for a unique opportunity to work at the largest
National Park in Europe, the Vatnajökull National Park, and
in the community of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Half of the time
will be spent in the National Park and half of the time working
in the vicinity of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, in the south of
Iceland. The main tasks of volunteers will be trail management
and conservation work in the hiking areas, including trail
maintenance work and path marking. Volunteers will work together
with the leaders and trail teams of Umhverfisstofnun. Work will
be physically demanding and may involve long hikes to reach the
working sites. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these
amazing areas without damaging them and this important work also
helps to improve safety for visitors. No previous experience of
this work is necessary as training will be provided by
experienced leaders. The working day normally runs from 09:00
– 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee. However, please
be prepared for some flexibility due to the nature of
Iceland’s changeable weather. The work with the community
at Kirkjubæjarklaustur supports the creation of
alternatives ways of income through tourism in the area.
Volunteers will be working on a few different projects in the
rural area of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The main task will be
renovating and reconstructing a wall from the Viking area,
Bjarnagarður, which was originally constructed around the
year 1100 to keep livestock intact. Originally the wall was 10km
long, but the volunteers will only be working on a small part to
preserve it. The remains of this wall are very visible but worn
down. Volunteers will have two different types of accommodation.
In Kirkjubæjarklaustur volunteers will be hosted in a local
house; sleeping on mattresses on the floor; therefore bringing a
warm sleeping bag is highly recommended. In the National park
volunteers will sleep on bunk beds in shared dorms within the
National Park. If volunteers want, they can also bring their own
tents and camp. Food ingredients will be provided and a kitchen
will be available. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing
and cooking meals. English will be the official language in the
camp; high proficiency is not a requirement. For more details and
up to date information please visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or contact us via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in


RENT FREE - Caretaker required to look after a small Estate in
the Southwest of Ireland - in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. Located
in a remote area - about 15 miles to the nearest town.  Duties to
include caretaking, gardening, house maintenance, looking after
dogs etc. Fully furnished, three bedroom Lodge provided. Suited
to those who enjoy the quiet, country life and located near the
sea. References required. Minimum salary to be advised. Please
contact either XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Apulia, Italy from September 15 through
November 15, 2009. I would like to find a house and pet-sitter
for this two month time period. We live in a trullo (a
traditional Apulian stone dwelling with a conical roof) in the
Apulian countryside, 4 km from the first village. To apply,


GROUNDSKEEPING/HOUSEKEEPING couple position available in
Covington, a suburb of New Orleans. We are looking for a mature
couple to help maintain 12 acres of grounds plus housekeeping and
routine maintenance of the owner’s home. Position offers a
separate house in return for 20 hours of work per week.
Experience in groundskeeping, landscaping, painting, carpentry
and housekeeping preferred. References, personal interview and
background check required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


A UNIQUE AND REWARDING FULL TIME, year-round opportunity is
available for a highly experienced private estate head manager on
Mount Desert Island. This management position will provide many
diverse situations requiring well developed people and estate
management skills. The qualified applicant will possess 8 - 10
years of direct estate management experience on high end
properties. Strong people management and organizational skills
are mandatory. A goal oriented approach to projects, issues and
challenges is essential. The proper maintenance and pristine care
of the many residential buildings, structures and expansive
grounds will require this manager to make independent and sound
recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of quality
standards. There is an opportunity for a spouse, as a part-time,
seasonal cook during the summer months. The focus of this 20 - 25
hour/week cooking position would be the preparation of meals
using fresh vegetables and fruits from the family’s large
garden. Experience in canning and preserving is required. The
workplace is a respectful and productive environment. Excellent
pay and a generous benefits package are available and
commensurate with experience. Please fax a letter of
qualifications with salary requirements and resume to


FREE RENT with a small salary is available for the right person
in East Baltimore (at Folcroft and Eastern Avenue). You will need
to provide care for my 85-year-old Mom. She is not bedridden, nor
is she incompetent, but she does have some medical issues, but
nothing that a caretaker can't handle. In exchange for living
there, you will not have to pay for rent, cable, utilities, food,
and we hope to compensate you with a small salary. All things are
negotiable, and we will help you along the way if necessary. Your
heart has to be into this, not your pocketbook. Hope to hear from
you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER needed for Veasey Park, near Groveland. Must be an
experienced handyman. Work 20 hours/week for free housing. Please
mail resume: Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


acre ranch on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Small rustic off grid
ranch house, great views, and short walk to pristine beach.
Friendly locals, turtle research station, and some minor tourist
activity around the area. Basic caretaking responsibilities in
exchange for lodging, although longer term position with
additional compensation will become available as we begin future
sustainability projects at the property. Spanish speaker
comfortable with critters and village life and who can improvise,
laugh, and fix a clogged water pump preferred. Knowledge of adobe
building, solar, water systems, xeriscaping, livestock, or
organic gardening would be a huge plus. References required.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

SEARCHING FOR ONE SINGLE PERSON to live rent free with all bills
paid in my house in Kino Bay, Mexico. Duties would include upkeep
of the property and checking in and out guests. There would be
other paid tasks as assigned. I will also share a portion of the
rental proceeds with the caretaker. Kino Bay is a quiet sleepy
fishing village. There are no violence problems and the local
economy is doing very well. Kino is only four hours south of the
border at Nogales, AZ. The house is very close to the Sea of
Cortez but is not on the water (it is two blocks away). Looking
for someone to start right away. The situation would be best for
a retired person with tools and some construction know-how.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


ROOM AND BOARD available in exchange for work at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Columbiaville. We grow a wide variety
of vegetables and berries. The flock of Shetland sheep are
rotationally grazed and we spin, knit and weave their wool.
Honeybees are seen all over the farm and their honey is extracted
in the late summer. We have reforested 11 of our 23 acres. New
this year: earthen building on our land. We welcome apprentices
who want to challenge themselves to grow in harmony with the
natural world. Stay for a week, a month or a season.
Accommodations available in a cozy camper or the carpeted
upstairs of the barn: both have electricity and composting
toilets. Meals taken together, shared kitchen. All diets ok, from
raw foods to omnivore. This is a good place to explore your
dietary preferences. Opportunities for recreation including
swimming, hiking, biking. You can learn yoga and Dances of
Universal Peace when not working. For more info, please email

GROUNDS CARETAKER needed at The Village of Westland, a mission of
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking to hire a caretaker to
live on site and take care of our grounds year-round and do
gardening for our Senior Living Apartments. Rent and heat are
provided, along with a free apartment with a small salary. No
children. This is a smoke free building. To apply, please mail
your resume to Attn: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls


CARETAKER TEAM needed for a 24 unit community in Waite Park. Must
be self starters, motivated be able to work with minimal
supervision. One team member must be home during the day. Must
live on site. A background check will be required. Please mail
your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


240 ACRE CORPORATE RETREAT needs a year-round, live-in caretaker.
Looking for an energetic self starter individual or couple with a
love of the outdoors with experience and/or a desire to perform
day to day operations. Responsibilities/Requirements will
include: grounds and house maintenance, visitor and guest
services, wildlife management, pond maintenance and management,
organizing large group functions such as corporate training
events, etc., basic carpentry, mechanical, plumbing skills, as
well as knowledge of basic farm equipment, and a willingness to
be available most weekends to accommodate guests. Accommodations:
a private caretaker house and utilities expenses are included
with compensation package. To apply, please mail your resume to

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a couple to live in our
caretaker's home (no children). The couple will be responsible
for maintenance of the owner's home and cabins, small lake, 12
acre grounds, pool, cleaning and party planning. A handyman
background is needed. To apply, please mail your resume to

LIVE-IN RETREAT CARETAKER needed for year-round work on a remote
500 acre family retreat with two miles of river frontage
surrounded by 9,000 acres of state forest. Work will include
extensive yard work, housecleaning, and occasional light
maintenance. New four bedroom log-style home provided. This
position is perfect for physically active early retirees who love
the outdoors. If you are interested, please mail us at


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs long-term help, for our position of
a farm manager. We have a 1,250 acre organic wheat farm in
Montana. The farm is located five miles from the village. We
prefer non-smokers. Our own hours are long, often up to 14 hours
a day. Help is most needed from June - September. Please send
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email

GUEST RANCH in Western Montana is looking for a retired couple as
Camp Host or a person interested in experience in the
(hospitality cowboy) Guest Ranch industry. This position would
include helping with cabin cleaning, ranch maintenance, livestock
handling and feeding, BBQ prep, other odds and ends, and meeting
visitors. These duties may vary depending on the person. There
are no real set hours, they depend on the business. We are a Ma
and Pa type operation where our motto is "You’re a
Stranger Once then you’re Family", so if you are
looking to skin a fat cat or leach off us, don't even apply. We
provide either RV space or RV for room, some board, tips, and
very little pay. The position is for the life style and
experience, not the money. If you think you would like to help us
out email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Only the honest and
reliable need apply.


A MATURE COUPLE is needed to run the daily operations of a
Scottsbluff motel. Your room will be provided as well as a
company car. Previous hospitality experience is preferred. No
janitorial services are required for this position. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

“Mark Crump: Enjoying Housesitting in Costa Rica”
Date of Birth: 2/10/50
Interests: Photography, writing, building, thinking
“outside of the box,” travel, life and all of its
Quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he
stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands
at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King

Mark Crump 
 My subscription to The Caretaker Gazette had helped me to dream
about far off places. In the stress abundant environment of
Construction Management for over twenty-five years, I could
escape - in reading over the pages of the Gazette. I always knew
this seemed like a wonderful method to see some of the world and
was finally given the opportunity one cold, Canadian wintery day.
I had just received one of the Gazette’s email updates, and
I decided to email the advertiser about the possibility of
housesitting in Costa Rica with my qualifications along with an
introduction of myself. We communicated briefly via email
messages and it appeared with my experience, I was now the prime
candidate. I was both thrilled and concerned… since
finally, another of my life goals could soon become a reality. 
   Upon giving me a few days to investigate and to speak with the
current housesitters (who were from Canada as well) I decided to
commit and purchased my airline ticket to San Jose, Costa Rica.
From San Jose - I would take a bus for nearly four hours to the
Eastern coast of Costa Rica on the Caribbean Ocean and eventually
meet my new friend – the Owner of this lovely Casa
overlooking the Ocean. Upon arriving, with my Spanish –
English phrase book in hand… and with the assistance of a
wonderful senior citizen from New York who was also on that bus,
I finally met my new friend D. We left the hustle of the
bus/taxi/tourist/guest arrivals and made our way through the now
complete darkness to the site of my new adventure for a few
months to come. D made me some food, we enjoyed a few words and I
was shown my bedroom and retired for my first night in Costa
Rica, weary from the full day of traveling. I could not believe
my eyes when I awoke. I heard the sound of the Caribbean Ocean
crashing into the shoreline all night long and could lie in bed
and actually watch the surf among the mesmerizing dance of the
palms outlining the cliff overlooking this surreal view. D
introduced me to the two resident dogs, Cannella and her son,
Blanco. Both had arrived one day, got a free meal, and then
decided to stay. After some breakfast I was given a tour of the
property and we went into town to pick up some groceries. All of
the magnificent scenery, the tropical heat, and the cooling ocean
breezes were causing a sensory overload. I knew I was in for some
adventure here and found out later that afternoon- how it would
   Being in a foreign country and maintaining a luxurious
residence such as this is wonderful, although it has its own
myriad of responsibilities which comes with taking care of such a
place on your own. On the first afternoon in this place D asked
me to put on some long pants… and shoes...and join him.
Join him where, I wondered? I soon found out we were about to
trek down the mountainside to clear brush and palm branches away
from the power lines with a machete and a pool pole! Less than 24
hours here and I am in the thick of the jungle slipping and
sliding down a very steep hillside with a machete in hand and an
aluminum pool-cleaning pole to lift branches out of the way as we
chopped off any offenders. I was now muddy, a bit scratched, a
little bitten by bugs and really happy that this was finally over
- a few hours after we started. I learned to knock down coconuts,
cut the top off and drink the sweet coco-water in my first
afternoon here! In the middle of a very dense tropical jungle, on
a very hot afternoon, surrounded by all sorts of trees, plants
and living things - I had never been this close to before,
sweating and working alongside the Owner, working to complete our
task. I must say… I was exhilarated by the experience.
  After a few more days with the Owner, he explained what he
wished to be routinely checked on and I learned the various
methods from him personally. He seemed at ease with my taking
responsibility over his Casa and left to return back to Europe.
We communicate every few days via email and I’m getting
used to the Ocean surf sound lulling me to sleep each night in
this paradise. I’ve developed a routine of breakfast,
exercise, completing a few chores around the Casa, reviewing the
property perimeter, tending to some seedlings I planted (to allow
the Owner some fresh vegetables growing on the property -
eventually) then reading, photographing the local shoreline and
wandering into town to observe the local folks and photograph the
architecture. I will also do some traveling to near beach
communities and explore more of this amazing country of Costa
I usually rise around seven a.m., shower in cold water (no hot
water in this casa), lounge around a little, check email and
respond. Wander downstairs, make a cup of coffee, back upstairs
for an hour communicating to friends on laptop, then downstairs,
some breakfast, a workout in the pool, decide on the day at hand
... into town for fresh groceries, minor repairs around the house
or simply read and enjoy the scenery and surf. Occasionally, I
plan a trip into town and then a bus trip to another neighboring
City down the Caribbean coast for the day, returning in the
evening to this little piece of paradise. Make dinner, have a
drink and watch the stars, update my diary from the day's event
– then go to bed. What a life!

Mark’s magnificent ocean view 


EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME and live-in apartment manager needed for a
53 unit apartment complex bordering Boulder Highway and Fremont
Street in Las Vegas. Compensation will be commensurate with
experience. Position can include a married couple. Compensation
will include free rent in a furnished one bedroom apartment, as
well as utilities, cable TV and a cell phone. Prefer someone who
can perform minor repairs, like plumbing and other handy work.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in exchange for a free two bedroom
cottage apartment (approximately 1,000 sq ft) in Bernardsville.
Our Estate seeks a caretaker couple to perform general household
duties, inside and out, in exchange for the free living
arrangements. Inside duties include housekeeping. Outside duties
include landscaping and general house maintenance. Relevant
experience is required. Please email your resume and references

VERY RURAL NORTHERN N.J. caretaking job available on a small
farm. Worker needed for maintenance of buildings, (barn,
woodshop, and two houses), gardening, mowing and weed whacking,
repairs, snow plowing, road maintenance, wood splitting, pet
sitting, basic woodworking, and errands. Also, occasional trips
to our remote Northern Maine sporting camp. Live on property in
caretaker house surrounded by NJ State and watershed lands.
Quiet, remote, lots of wildlife. If you are a couple we could use
some office help and housekeeping. Must have a clean record for
background checks. Please fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


LONG TERM HOUSESITTER WANTED from August 20, 2009 - June 20,
2010, for a remote house in northern New Mexico overlooking Heron
Lake. This is a perfect situation for an artist or writer. There
are no work possibilities in the area, so you must have a small
income of your own. In exchange for free rent and utilities you
need to live in the large, comfortable home, take excellent care
of it, shovel snow if needed, keep house and car in running
order, and forward mail. No children or pets. For details, please

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO:  Live-in caregiver needed for a senior
couple in a beautiful home outside of town. Own room with
gorgeous views, separate entrance, kitchenette, and private bath.
Small monthly stipend provided. Duties include flexible two -
three hours per day to help with light housekeeping, daily living
activities and errands. Can work outside, but must be available
nights for support if needed. Non smoker, but tolerate smoke as
wife smokes. Household has one friendly small dog and small
tortoise. Can bring small aquarium/non-venomous fish or reptile,
but no other pets. Valid driver's license and bonding required.
Medical background a plus but not required. Please email

SEEKING A MARRIED COUPLE to live and work on a ranch in
northeastern New Mexico. Wife must be skilled in housekeeping and
cleaning duties. Husband must be skilled in lawn, garden, and
general maintenance work. The positions include salary, housing,
health insurance, and work vehicle. To apply, please fax a resume
for each person to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A criminal background,
driving record, and drug testing will be required.  


JUST THE RIGHT CARETAKER NEEDED for a Mini-Farm, two units, 60
miles north of New York City on the Appalachian Trail. Need a
gardener/landscaper/carpenter to build a kitchen/bath over an
existing garage, with solar expertise. You will receive free rent
until the job is done on this gorgeous property. You give 30
hours a week and complete the job and you can stay forever; raise
your own food and tend your own animals. Owners will be on site a
maximum of two days a week. You will have a four bedroom/two bath
house, and land in exchange for work. Available July 1. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER AND PET-SITTER needed now through November. Live
rent-free on a small two-bedroom ranch in exchange for taking
care of eight cats and two pet-sheep, and mowing the lawn.
Located in beautiful, rural Western New York, half an hour south
of Rochester. Please contact Anneliese via email at

HELP WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Warrensburg is seeking a
year-round caretaker – four days each week. To apply,
please mail a letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are
an equal opportunity employer.

HOUSEKEEPER (with husband) live-in permanent position available
in rural Upper Westchester horse-country. Must be able to
maintain our house and oversee a two acre property; pet care
(dog, cat and four chickens). A lovely furnished one bedroom
apartment with balcony and country views and all utilities will
be provided; one salary available for the housekeeper only;
husband is not hired and has own employment; does handyman chores
for free apartment. Housekeeper must be experienced,
English-speaking, legal, with the ability to drive. A mature
couple is preferred, no children. Our family, with three adult
children, uses the house in the summer and weekends; we travel
extensively and require honest reliable caretakers who are
seeking a country lifestyle. To apply, please call

CARETAKER wanted in Northern Dutchess County. This is a
year-round, hands-on position, and requires four - six years
experience. Please submit your resume to Caretaker,


CARETAKER needed in Charlotte. Looking for a non-smoker with
experience maintaining a large lawn, tending shrubs, weeding,
monitoring in-ground swimming pool, and general house care needed
for a lovely home on one acre. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details by email only at

LIVE IN CARETAKER needed for an elderly lady in a nice three
bedroom house in the Fayetteville area. Room and board to
include, electric, water, phone, basic cable, food and a salary
of $800/month. For more information, please email Johnny Wright
me know when a good time to call you is. You must have
driver’s license to drive her car. No children or pets.
Will consider a couple. I am her son and live in Myrtle Beach and
can come up and meet you.


NEED A MATURE, reliable, experienced live-in housekeeper/cook
oriented to healthy meals. She needs to be a non-smoker (with no
other addictions please) and without any encumbrances, to look
after the household. Office skills would also be helpful. Need a
driver's license - with an outside income or you can get a
part-time job. This is for a middle-aged long distance truck
driver who would be home every other day from about 7am until 6pm
when he leaves again.  (10 hours off between runs) and Saturday
morning until Sunday evening. It’s a nice house, quiet
neighborhood, in a rural area near Columbus, Ohio. A thorough
background check is required. Please email your letter of
interest and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FARM CARETAKER needed. Must be a reliable, hard working
individual experienced with horses and all aspects of their care.
Driver’s license required. Duties include: daily
morning/evening animal feeding, stall cleaning, maintaining
grounds/barn, operating farm equipment, including tractors, chain
saws, a Gator, and experienced in hauling horse trailers. Salary
includes onsite living arrangements and utilities. 401k and
partially funded health insurance offered. We are a drug and
smoke free workplace. Background checked, including driving
record. Please mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed immediately to team manage an
apartment community. Housing is provided as part of an attractive
benefit package. Salary depends on experience. Office and
maintenance experience is desirable for each respective position.
Come work with a highly respected property management company.
Please mail your resume with employment history to

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed for a lovely, 94-year-old woman with
full mental capacity. Light housekeeping, prepare meals, assist
with walking and personal hygiene, transportation. Valid driver's
license and references required. Room and board with pay in a
comfortable ranch home near Youngstown, OH.  Please email


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Pittsburg, OK. Outdoor work,
maintenance, cutting scrub oaks, maintaining trails, gardening,
caring for animals, jack of all trades type work. Basic knowledge
of mechanic, welder, carpentry, and horse knowledge a plus.
Prefer a couple over the age of 40. A cabin will be provided to
the couple. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply for this

FARM AND RANCH MANAGER needed. Love the outdoors? Caretaker
individual or couple needed to be a full-time manager of a
corporate retreat and family vacation farm. Located in a
beautiful setting in the Ozarks, in northeastern
Oklahoma/northwestern Arkansas. Three bedroom ranch home, salary
and benefits included. Duties include cooking, housekeeping,
carpentry, buildings and grounds maintenance, and some livestock.
Experience and references required. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE opportunity for a trustworthy person with
handyman skills, starting 9/1/09. Live on 20 beautiful private
acres in southern Oregon. Property has water, garden, orchard,
but no power on it. It would be helpful to have your own RV/camp
trailer and generator. A cabin may be available under certain
circumstances. No drugs/alcohol. References required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply for this position.

FARM STEWARD needed in southern Oregon. Farm experience
preferred. I have one hundred acres, with fifty in grass hay. You
should be able to start ASAP. Six days a week. Need managerial,
organizational, communication, and problem solving skills.
Environmentally responsible, mature, and conscientious. Pay based
upon experience, negotiable. Possible increase after six months.
Heavy-duty physical work. Job tasks: irrigation (flood), maintain
irrigation ditches, organic vegetable and flower gardening,
pruning of bushes, and pool cleaning. Maintain grounds,
structures, and farm equipment (mowing lawns, weed eating, and
lawn water system). Tractor work, including cutting, raking, and
baling hay. Please send your resume, photo of self (family), and
photocopy of driver’s license to Margaret at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX List of references is required (three
work; three personal).

CAMPGROUND MANAGER/HOST POSITION available for $1,000/month plus
free RV space rent and electricity, plus three weeks paid
vacation per year in the winter. This is a long-term position.
Become a part of our family on the mountain! This is a dream job
for the right person(s). A couple combination is a possibility
and all ages are welcome to apply! Do you love the outdoors? Do
you love kids? Do you enjoy crazy busy summers and long quiet
winters? Enjoy people but don't mind working alone? This person
must live on site in their personal RV or trailer and remain on
site and available five days per week for host duties. Actual
hours worked will be 30 - 40 per week. This campground is located
30+ miles from the nearest city and is at 2,000+ feet elevation.
The qualified applicant must be experienced with camping outdoors
and living in an RV. This is a relatively primitive camp! Must
have a valid Oregon driver’s license. No phone calls and no
unscheduled interviews! If you feel that you qualify for this
position, write us a letter and tell us all about yourself. Tell
us why you want the job, and submit your resume to

CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature couple (no
children) to live in and care for the historic McLean Park and
House, a reception center in West Linn. Applicants must be
skilled in: yard maintenance, housekeeping and general home
maintenance. Good computer and phone skills are necessary.
Managers will manage events and provide for the care and
maintenance of the house and 2.4 acre park. Compensation is in
the form of onsite housing, utilities and a monthly stipend. We
are a smoke-free, pet-free facility. Only serious applicants need
apply. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE in the Bocas del Toro Islands in the
beautiful Caribbean Sea? An incredible XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
needs a caretaker. In exchange, you will have the use of a
boat, suite accommodations, and pool – now through next
January. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please


ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT on a thoroughbred horse farm available in
the Kennett Square, PA area. You will need own vehicle. Must be
able to drive a tractor and mow and be able to provide basic care
for thoroughbred race horses at the farm. Housing is not suitable
for someone with children. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
leave a message with your information.

LIVE-IN HELP needed in exchange for rent in East Millsboro. I am
a 27-year-old male looking for one individual to live on my farm
and help caretake in exchange for rent. Rent is normally
$500/month which includes everything! Required hours are 12 - 15
hours per week with the availability to fully take care of the
place when I'm away for short/long periods. Hours worked over
would get paid of course. There is no reason the person cannot
have and maintain an outside job away from the place, in fact it
is encouraged! The farm is located 15 minutes from Uniontown and
15 minutes from California, PA, overlooking the Mon Valley River.
The farm is only 10.25 acres, so it’s not a big place but
just the right size. There are six horses ranging from foals to
elderly, 32 hens, two roosters, three dogs, guineas for pest
control, sheep, goats, and llamas in the near future. To apply
please email a letter of interest describing yourself in detail,
your interest in caretaking, any applicable past work/living
experience, and the date you are available to begin to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please also include any concerns and/or
questions you may have. 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed on a southeastern Pennsylvania farm.
Duties include extensive lawn care, maintenance, animal care,
gardening, hay farming, housekeeping, and pool care. Experience
required. Health and dental benefits, apartment, auto, and
vacation time provided. Combined salary negotiable. Please submit
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It
boasts a blend of traditional hospitality, "International
home-cooking" cuisine and a friendly atmosphere with
excellent service. Set in a beautiful lakeside location in
central Portugal, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoilt
countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its
gardens and surrounding countryside. We're hosting volunteers to
help in the garden, general maintenance to buildings, kitchen
help, front of house help, waiter/waitressing, bar work, water
sports, etc. General all-rounders are what we need. If you're
thinking of applying for a position at the Quinta please make
sure you visit our website first at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see
who and what we are, and make sure you read the blog for all the
latest news! Volunteers get full use of Quinta facilities on time
off, including sauna, pedaloes, bikes, canoes, sailing dinghy etc
The lake is ideal for swimming and boating - fishing too as the
lake holds both wide-mouthed Bass and Carp. For more details
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Angus, Scotland for various time periods in
July/August and October/November 2009. I live in a nice small
town, with lots of amenities. I have a pleasant home, with one
cat, so you must take care of my cat while I am away. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK from June 2009
onwards. I am looking for a housesitter to live-in and maintain a
large country house and garden, 20 miles outside of Glasgow.
Driving is essential. To apply, please call Christopher at 852
90297473 in Scotland, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


the process of setting up various projects to help the community
create sustainable income for the village. There are no jobs
available around the area, the first project has been to build a
small lodge to finance a crèche and sewing project. We are
looking for teachers, social workers and anyone with building
skills to come and volunteer their time. Education in various
areas will help to increase the skill levels and health of the
villagers. All projects are 100% village owned and donations are
made by private individuals (not NGO's). The project is in the
Eastern Cape near Coffee Bay. The lodge is being built on a
hilltop overlooking two beaches and the sea. There are some
amazing walks around the area and in your off time you are
welcome to explore. The accommodation available ranges from
camping, staying in the village with a family in a mud hut to
renting private rooms or dorms from nearby lodges. For more
information, you can contact us by email at
or give us a call on our cell:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


NEED SOMEONE to look after our house and take care of the lawn in
Easley, SC. This is a long-term position. Please contact us at

CARETAKER needed to help my Dad with his personal and household
needs. This position requires only two hours daily, three - four
days per week. Please mail a letter of interest and references to

PET/HOUSESITTER needed in June for one week. I work with a dog
rescue organization and currently have five dogs in my large
house with yard in downtown Columbia. I need a person (or even a
couple) to housesit and take care of my "fur-babies" at
my residence. The pay would be $250 for the week. The dates are
June 14th - June 19th (actually not over a weekend, we are going
to Florida during the week). I would prefer the person to stay at
the house some nights or at least come by two or three times
daily. The dogs will be able to stay in the yard for some of the
time at night or throughout the day- just not 24/7. Two of them
have their crates, in their room that they love. Please email me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to schedule a time to come visit with
me and my pets.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs interns. We were established to
promote and preserve endangered breeds of livestock. We
accomplish this through diligent breeding programs including
genetic mapping and research, production and marketing of
products created from these endangered breeds. We are a
grass-based, sustainable farming facility, family owned,
practicing multi-species management intensive grazing. This is an
ever changing, growing ranch. Duties will be extremely varied
depending on season, livestock on premises, marketing needs and
developing projects. General duties will include 2x daily feeding
of livestock, plus fencing, general farm upkeep, building
projects, animal husbandry management and planning. Help with
meal prep also greatly appreciated. Minimum length of stay: three
months after one week trial period. Accommodations:
stipend/compensation: $500 per month, weekly trip to town,
limited vehicle usage. Stipend increased after 3, 6 and 9 months.
Housing: a private bedroom either in the farmhouse or guest house
depending on season and number of interns on site, shared living,
dining, kitchen, laundry. Meals: community evening supper, most
groceries provided for self made breakfast and lunch.
Applications may be obtained by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Andalucía, Spain starting in August.
We prefer a couple, who are active and keen vegetable growers,
interested in alternative technology, and our large garden with
chickens, Vietnamese pigs, and varied fruits and nuts. We will
provide you with a small, comfortable cottage, and share produce
and work. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

WE ARE LOOKING for a woman or a couple who will take care of our
holiday home in the south of Spain. For more details about this
position, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED at our horse riding holiday centre based in Orgiva,
which is the western capital town of the Alpujarras, in the
province of Granada, in southeastern Spain. It is one of the last
remaining rural areas in Spain. Forget the Costas, because this
area is nothing like them. We have mountains, forested areas and
rivers and the rare wild life has to be seen to be believed. You
are going to see Ibex, Golden Eagles, Egyptian vultures, hoopoe
birds, wild boar possibly and we have not even started to
describe the richness of the flora and fauna. We need help with
tourists, animal care, exercising the horses, general
maintenance, cooking/shopping, and gardening. We will provide you
with a house and all the food you need. To apply, please email


FARM CARETAKER needed for a farm in Williamson County. We are
searching for a hardworking and dedicated individual to care for
our grounds and livestock. Responsibilities will include general
farm work plus maintaining the grounds around our home and
overseeing the horses. A complete benefits package is provided,
including the caretaker's three bedroom house will be furnished.
Please mail your resume to Farm Caretaker,


SECLUDED SUBDIVISION in the Texas Hill Country needs a permanent
caretaker/host. A newly remodeled one bedroom house plus
utilities will be included in exchange for light duties, i.e.
mowing the park and cleaning the bath house. We are off the
beaten path so you should be able to enjoy living 35 miles from
the nearest grocery store and have retirement or other income.
Please send a brief resume and references to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for a 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 Ranch, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to

EXPERIENCED FOREMAN/CARETAKER wanted for a 200 acre farm near
Taylor. Farm equipment operation/maintenance and carpentry skills
are required. A drug test will also be required. To apply, please
mail your resume and references to Summit,

CARETAKERS needed to live on a beautiful Central Texas ranch.
Must have some carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and ranching
skills. No hunters. To apply, please mail your resume and
references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lakeway for multiple resort condos. Must
travel light and be ready to move quickly when given notice from
house to house. Must keep houses clean and ready for vacationing
guests. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS are available for Park Host Maintenance/Light
Construction positions from October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 at
Bardwell Lake. We are looking for couples or individuals willing
to assist us in park upgrades and improvements. It is helpful to
have experience in plumbing, carpentry, heavy equipment
operation, chainsaws etc. Maintenance volunteers may also install
or repair signs, boundary fences, trails, or other projects as
needed. If interested, please mail a letter of interest to

RETIRED COUPLE needed to housesit an Estate Home from September
12 – October 30, 2009. Must be experienced with large dogs.
Duties include: feeding wildlife, water lawn/plants, and sort
mail. Must be healthy, outdoorsy, and like the rural Texas Hill
Country. Please email references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

PROPERTY LOCATED in San Augustine requires a couple (preferred
but not essential) to maintain the property in exchange for free
rent. Additional responsibilities as well as compensation will be
dealt with in detail under their perspective categories. The
property is near downtown; one house, 3,000 sq. ft., furnished
one bedroom apartment, a furnished two bedroom apartment
upstairs, and a commercial building is on the square. The unit
available is large enough only for two people. Experience is
required and references will be requested. Compensation is free
rent for the downstairs apartment (you pay your utility bill,
phone, etc.). If you need more space but still interested in the
arrangement, you can lease the downstairs apartment to a
qualified tenant and keep 100% of the rent. Commission (25%) paid
for leasing upstairs unit to a qualified tenant. Potential
commission paid for lease of the house (after house is
re-organized to accommodate guests. Commercial building can be
leased out and a commission paid or used by you to house a
business for a percentage of the gross or a reduced rent. I am
willing to assist you financially in establishing a business for
a percentage of the business and re-payment of the loan.
Responsibilities include all maintenance, cleaning, and repair to
the structures and grounds, and keeping the property leased. You
will need to have a basic knowledge of all the trade skills;
carpentry, electrical, plumbing, concrete work, roofing, leasing
property and dealing with people. The property is very nice with
a manicured lawn which requires lots of attention. The
neighborhood is safe, quiet, and conservative. A 90 day trial
period will be necessary to see if this arrangement will be
mutually agreeable. This proposal is not set in 'stone' so if you
have suggestions to make it more equitable, I am open to new
ideas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED! Caretaker needed at a private camp outside of
Boerne. Must maintain grounds, pool, facilities, and equipment,
and have experience in light plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
Compensation plus tools, living quarters, utilities, car
allowance and phone provided. Please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ON CALL HOUSESITTER needed for a Hill Country home in a beautiful
setting on a creek. Must be experienced with large dogs. Duties
include: feeding wildlife, water lawn/plants, and sorting mail.
Must be healthy, and outdoorsy, and like the Hill Country. Please
email your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple with an outgoing personality
and guest relations skills to manage all phases of operating this
busy five room Inn at scenic Zion National Park, Utah.
Responsibilities include breakfast preparation, customer service,
reservations, and minor maintenance, repair, and landscaping.
Must have organizational skills, basic computer knowledge, basic
repair/maintenance skills and the willingness to do what it takes
to keep this popular Inn running smoothly. Innkeeping / property
management experience preferred. Non-smoking, drug free, no kids.
Minimum nine month contract. Housing and modest stipend provided.
Available immediately. Please email your resume/work history to

MOTEL MANAGER needed for a small 12 room Motel in downtown
Tremonton. Duties include operating and managing the Motel. Hours
are 3 - 12 every day. (one - two days off per week). This is a
live in position. Honesty a must! Non smoking a must. If any part
of you exudes dishonesty, you will be immediately rejected. This
is a great job for a student or a young couple. To apply, please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


SEEKING A EQUINE HORSE THERAPY business partner. I have just
built the site and location in the heart of the green mountains
of Vermont. I will exchange free rent for hours worked and a
split of all revenue generated. Applicants must have a horse
ready to go for therapy work, they must be financially stable,
have entrepreneurial skills, be responsible and motivated. I also
need a person to do farm work for in trade for free rent. For
more details, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are available for a two month minimum
period at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, home of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located on 200 acres of rolling
green hills and valleys nestled in the highlands of the northwest
corner of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are a short
hike away from the Annaly Bay tide pools, Sunset Beach, and
centuries old sugar mill ruins. Permaculture design principals
have been incorporated throughout the property with an emphasis
on sustainable agriculture and sustainable building techniques.
VISFI is the only farm enterprise in the world that is USDA
Certified Organic and Green Globe Certified. We are maintaining
and harvesting our fruit forests, native trees, and bamboo lots.
Additionally, we strive to add value to our produce by making
fruit wines, herbal products, dehydrating fruits, canning, and
making sauces. We also house chickens, rabbits, sheep, and bees
to utilize their products in our fresh farm foods. The
centerpiece of our farm is the large Community Center which
houses our communal kitchen, library, computer lab, and learning
center. This beautiful building was constructed using sustainably
harvested timber from Guyana that our Master Carpenter personally
inspected prior to purchase and import. The well equipped bath
house has three showers (with hot water) and four flushing
toilets (we also have composting toilets near our cabanas). We
pride ourselves on the incorporation of sustainable systems, thus
our farm is completely off the grid with full solar power, wi-fi
internet capabilities, and filtered well-water and water
catchment systems. Please contact Nate at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the farm range from camping and simple
shacks, to quaint cabanas. Island activities include sailing,
hiking, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, surfing,
kite-surfing, and cultural exploration. We allow no pets or
children. We can accommodate any diet, just be prepared to
witness farm freshness at its best. I look forward to hearing
back from you.

WE ARE A SMALL Caribbean eco-camp located in the hills of St.
Croix. We often have needs for a few volunteers with skills such
as vegetable and horticulture, grounds care, basic farm skills,
small engine/vehicle repairs, tractor and chain saw work, saw
mill operations, camp-construction and maintenance, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, painting, cleaner-uppers, customer
relations, home school teachers, and horse help. 35 - 40 hours
per week flexible schedule. Minimum 12 - 16 weeks. Must be
physically strong and healthy, good appearance and personality,
like physical work, clean life-style, friendly, no heavy
drinkers. Small food stipend possible if a good match and longer
commitment offered. Living quarters are in a comfortable wall
tent. Helpers do their own food preps. We’re a quiet family
camp so we need people who are independent, motivated and show
initiative to help wherever with whatever. Must be comfortable
working alone. Our island and camp is multi-cultural and gay
friendly. Please send your resume and references to


AN OPERATING HORSE FARM in Berryville has a position open for a
person to live on the farm. Must be able to take care of horses,
some breeding, and do maintenance and grounds caretaker work.
Experience is a must! To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm.

HOUSESITTER needed in the Washington, D.C. area (June 15 - July
18). Maintain a five acre estate with pool. Access to cultural
diversions in the Nation's Capitol:  shows, museums, monuments,
etc. Modest stipend; part-time jobs abound nearby for additional
income if desired. Applicant must be single, non-smoking, without
children/pets. References required. Please reply to

INDIVIDUAL HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed to housekeep, cook, and
maintain a house in Orange, VA. Must be a non-smoker,
self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, high standards, and
valid driver’s license. Experienced only should apply.
Competitive salary with benefits, and housing provided.
References required. Please fax your cover letter with resume to

MANAGERS/RESIDENT needed. We are currently seeking a dependable,
two person team (this opportunity is ideal for, but not limited
to, married couples) to operate a Self Storage facility in a
DC/Maryland suburb. Sales, bookkeeping, collections, maintenance,
and computer experience helpful. Will train. Salary and monthly
bonus as well as excellent benefits, including housing with
utilities and group health and dental insurance plans. Please
send two resumes (one for each team member) with business

are seeking an active, kind person who loves children to help our
PDD son in his everyday activities, from eating to schoolwork,
gardening, and swimming! We need thirty hours a week from you,
with more hours possible. You will receive room, health club
membership, and salary. No vices, scents, or pets please.
Background check required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER(S) WANTED for a 110 acre waterfront organic farm in the
San Juan Islands. This beautiful historic property in a fertile
valley needs TLC for when family is away (most of the time). In
exchange for lodging, general maintenance would be expected.
Additional projects would be paid. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please include these words
in the subject line: "San Juan Islands Assignment") for

FREE RV SPACE AVAILABLE in exchange for caretaker duties.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, near Ocean Shores, is seeking animal
shelter hosts from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010 in
exchange for RV space and utilities. Must love animals. Duties
will include assisting volunteers with animal care, light
cleaning, helping at garage sales, greeting visitors and securing
dog and cat shelters at night. References required. Must be
dependable, trustworthy and personable. Please email resumes to
more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX6 or visit

CARETAKER/CAT-SITTER needed in Okanogan, WA. Rural small town
life.  Duties include maintenance of household and landscape.
Separate apartment and gardening space available. Equality and
diversity are valued. Singles preferred. Long-term. Please call


CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a caretaker for our
Wisconsin homestead – 120 acres of prairie, gardens, and
woods. Goals for the farm include prairie restoration,
permaculture and organic gardening. We need a reliable person(s)
who will help maintain the house, gardens, buildings, and land.
The caretaker(s) will live in part of the farmhouse and pay $100
per person/month (covers electric and phone), plus propone. We
are looking for someone who is physically fit, has basic
carpentry/home repair skills, and enjoys rural life. This could
work into a long-term arrangement. For more information, please

HOUSE/PET SITTER WANTED from 8/2 - 9/10/09. Spend a free month in
the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin in a newer two bedroom
home in exchange for watching our two dogs and one cat. Lots of
lakes and rivers nearby. Please call or email for details


WE ARE LOOKING for a "host" for our Lodge/Dude ranch
resort located 35 miles west of Pinedale, Wyoming. This is not a
full-time paid position, but there is opportunity for part time
additional income for the right applicants. The ideal candidates
would be a retired couple, with excellent people skills, must
like animals and have an RV to live in from June through
September. To apply, please contact us through


London, England house sitter available June/July/August
– Rest easy while you vacation. Responsible, clean, mature,
working professional will look after your home and pets. US-based
but longing to explore and experience London – flexible
timeframe from weeks to month. Excellent character references.
Please contact Alexis at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Extraordinary couple with over 25 years of experience is
available to fill your many caretaking needs. Jeff offers
outstanding workmanship for your home and property including
organic garden and landscaping services, carpentry, and all
phases of home repair and property maintenance. Betsy offers
expert childcare, cooking, tending to your home, and nurturing
your family. We have impeccable references and are looking for a
live in position. We are flexible geographically. We are the
mature couple you are looking for. You won’t be
disappointed! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Travel Companion female with experience for seniors, also
great with children with mobility, sight, and hearing
impairments. Will travel domestically or abroad. Also, seek
caretaker/housesitter-pet sitter position in San Antonio, TX or
surrounding area. Ethical, honest and reliable. Excellent
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Canadian couple looking for new caretaking opportunity.
Michael, 51, plumber, carpenter, electrician, pool and all types
of maintenance. Sue, 45, small hotel and camp management
experience. We are fit, love hot climates, animals and adventure.
Speak English/Spanish. Available every November to March or any
part of that. Please write to Sue XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Or

Female, 51 years young, former teacher own my home, two
cats and one large dog. Perfect house sitter- honest responsible
tidy friendly energetic and healthy. Loves: hiking, reading,
yoga, and travel. Looking for a change of pace! Please email

Responsible, energetic couple with background in
agriculture, animals, landscaping, construction, catering,
accounting, and housekeeping. No pets, drugs, partying, or
smoking. We are Christians looking to trade skills for housing in
the Raleigh/Wake Forest, NC area and are open to a variety of
situations.  Excellent references! Please contact Phillip at

Caretake Your Property. Licensed, honest, reliable and
accountable. Husband/Wife Team. Owners of Georgia's Cottage Care
LLC, Ocean View, Hawai'i. email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone

Asheville, NC. 22-year-old UNCA Biology major seeking
caretaking opportunity. Extensive bonsai knowledge. Outdoorsman
extraordinaire. Please email Collin at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Seasoned Traveler looking for caretaker position
(preferably in the Mediterranean; open to worldwide locations).
Skills: teaching, sailing, motorcycle mechanics, animal care,
horses, housekeeping/gardening, children, general labor. Flexible
availability after June 1, 2009. Please email Rachel:

Thanksgiving in Manhattan, NY. Myself and parents seeking
house/pet-sitting. Always wanted to see Macy’s parade and
lighting of Rockefeller tree in person. We are clean, dependable,
non-smokers and drug-free. Excellent character references! Please
respond to Alexis at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single father currently caretaker at school wanting to
secure a resident Position in Europe/North America renovated
cottage in Scotland too much experience to list email for photos
and resume XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Check my website out

Experienced Canadian Property Caretaker/Manager available.
Will consider any location remote or solitary. Bondable,
absolutely trustworthy, accountable, discreet. 15 years
Police/Security experience. Professional driver, also available
for Chauffeur duties. 32 years safe driving experience in Canada
and Germany. Fluent in both English and German. Good references.
I'm an environmentalist, excellent with animals and plants,
non-smoker, 48-years-old and unattached. Can be reached in
Germany at this time at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or for messages

Resourceful and reliable retired couple available for a
housesit from September, 2009 through December, 2009. Currently,
we are seeking a European, UK or Hawaiian housesit. Please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and review our information
and experience. Contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Situation wanted in Costa Rica. Hard working,
self-motivated, physically fit, 33-year-old female, seeking a 1-3
year contract in farm or property management. Fluent in English,
French, and conversational Spanish. I have extensive stable
management experience including building maintenance, general use
of farm equipment and supervision of contracted labor. Physically
capable of performing all daily chores involving farm or property
management. I have extensive equestrian knowledge including
breeding, racing, and riding. I am seeking an onsite custodial
position. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, organized, independent, woman seeks six month
minimum position in Europe, Northern California, or Colorado.
Salary required (if more than a house-sit). Available August
2009. Experienced in hospitality, compassionate eldercare, plant
nursery work, higher education administration, non-profit work,
loving animal care (including horses), and B & B operation.
Certified in Reiki. Legal, unconventional work will be
considered. MA degree in Literature. Love nature, peace, and
music. Strong interest in ethnic cultures (culinary and
spirituality), and Qigong. No car or criminal record. Favorable
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

61-year-old white male, diversified blue collar background
(chemical refinery operations, pharmaceutical manufacturing,
retail field service representative): semi-computer literate;
honest, reliable, dependable, self starter, quick learner, hard
working, trustworthy, able to work well independently with little
or no supervision; conscientious, positive attitude, too young to
live like I’m over the hill and too old to live like
I’m wild and free; desires and will relocate for
opportunity as full-time permanent ranch/farm/rural property
caretaker. Housing and livable salary necessary. No family, just
me and my pet dog of 13+ years. Reliable references available.
Please contact Billy at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you very kindly for your interest
and consideration.

Single American Woman (52) with a passport, Disciple and
Keeper of the Sabbath, Teacher by degree (preschool-12):
L.D./E.D. Past: raised on a farm...urban community gardens; ran a
private school 10 years: gifted/disabled/homeless children and
worked in public schools as well. Future: A steward of God's good
earth, I'm seeking an intentional community, orphanage, household
or individual (of like faith): to help with your caretaker needs
or children (nanny, teacher/homeschooling, tutor etc.)...while I
work with post-doctoral research and organic gardening of my own.
I prefer a natural, quiet setting without chemicals, drugs,
alcohol, TV or idolatry. (House sitting will be considered).
Resume and summary available upon request. Fluent English,
minimal Spanish, learning Hebrew. Please contact Kristen at

Mature lady seeking a housesitting position. Fort Myers,
Naples and general area. Excellent references, non-smoker,
non-drinker. Clean, very honest. Love animals. Please call

Situation Wanted: Heroic (recently saved my home from
burning down), experienced caretaker, moving to New Canaan,
CT/Westchester County area to teach school, seeks to exchange
work/supervision for comfortable quarters. Please contact

Mature, reliable, and respectful man seeks long-term
caretaker/house/ apartment/petsitting position. Preferably in
California, but open to other areas! Non-smoker/drinker/drug
user. Exceptionally clean, neat, and tidy. Animal lover.
Educated, articulate, professional. References available. Travel
assistance and stipend appreciated. Please email

Mature couple seeks housekeeper and house manager/caretaker
position in private residence. We have over 10 years
experience working together as house manager. Have references.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone

Hardworking, versatile couple seeking a caretaking
position in a waterfront coastal, island setting but would
consider an inland job. I am experienced in construction,
landscaping, marketing and sales. My wife is experienced in
management and product design. We are experienced caretakers; we
are healthy, with a can-do positive attitude. We seek a position
that includes lodging, and a salary for two talented people. We
can work/manage your property no matter how large, prepare fine
meals, tend your bar, or pilot your boat. Please contact

Coastal Southern CA or Lake Tahoe NV Estate Sitter
Available. Working professional seeks dog-friendly estate
sitting position. I work remotely for Fortune 500 Company and
will provide peace of mind for home security, package delivery,
mail retrieval and contractor management. I am a 2x homeowner,
friendly, reliable, meticulous, non-smoker and own vehicle.
Excellent character references! Flexible dates and length of
stay. Please contact Alexis at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

My wife Deirdre and I (Peter) are a New Zealand couple.
Well, actually I’m an Aussie, but don’t hold that
against me. We’re in that stage where our children are on
their way, and before the grandchildren arrive (50 odd).  We are
fit and active and have learnt that, ‘in giving you
get’. We would like to spend some time looking after homes,
farms, or in hospitality. Having both farmed sheep and beef and
owned a residential village we believe we have an attractive
diversity of abilities. We both love animals especially dogs and
horses.  Deirdre has considerable experience in catering, and
loves to cook. We have a ‘can do’ attitude and love
the relationships we build with people. We only need board, keep
and a bit of pocket money and time is irrelevant. Just love to
hear from anyone interested! Please contact

Florida - Exceptionally capable house sitter/pet
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with hurricane preparedness skills. Excellent references.
Responsible, honest, organized, fit, clean, non-smoking female
with construction experience (post-Katrina) looking preferably
for a long-term situation. Or, if you are an Investor or Realtor
with multiple properties, we should talk. I'm winding down two
years of international travel and would love to stay in Florida
for an extended period. Very flexible. Contact Jodi at

North Carolina or NYC housesitter anyone? We are a fit,
non-smoking, honest, reliable, retired in 2006, Australian
couple. Former careers: primary school teacher (Mary, 57) and
Marine Park Manager (Tony, 60). In August - September 2009 we
will be in North Carolina and NY and would love to housesit for
homeowners who may wish to go away for a period. We offer proven
and extensive experience with excellent references house and pet
sitting in Europe and Australia (14 so far), and aim to cost
owners nothing. To explore the possibility, please do contact us.
We are happy to email references and a photograph. Please email

Honest and responsible, non-smoking husband/wife team,
seeking caretaker, property management or business management
position. We bring 15+ years of experience as a team in property
management and maintenance, business ownership, office/computer
skills, and much more (owned/operated a coffee roasting company,
a restaurant, bar and casino, resident property managers, plus
maintenance of our own multi-unit and residential rentals). We
own two loving dogs (retrievers) and one indoor (de-clawed) cat.
We are ready to relocate starting in late July – early
August 2009 and are available for long-term. We are open as to
location – including positions outside of the USA.
Stipend/salary or option to work for additional income is needed.
Excellent references and squeaky clean background. Please contact

Self-employed home improvement specialist for 30 years,
Tom Dittrich, is seeking permanent resident caretaker/ manager/
maintenance position at your beach estate.

Situation Wanted: Southern Colorado or Northern New
Mexico, seasonal caretaker, gate manager, or ranch sitter
position wanted. Semi-retired, single male, 59, fit, non-smoking,
non-drinking, honest, reliable with excellent references wants to
explore the possibility of working to escape the heat of South
Texas. Available at the end of May through the end of January.
Housing needs are simple, roof, bed, internet access, etc. Salary
commensurate with work. Skilled handyman. Please contact
references and a photograph.

Mature, responsible, single 58-year-old woman with two
older clean cats seeking Caretaker or Estate Management Position.
I have a certificate of Accredited Residential Property
Management, a California real estate broker’s license, and
20 years experience in property management. Clean, quiet,
peaceful, healthy, non-smoking and non drinking, no drama or
baggage. I love all animals and gardening and have extensive
experience with animal care, landscape maintenance, and all
aspects of managing large properties. Currently living in Italy
care taking a small property – available after September
15, 2009. Prefer quiet, rural environment and separate living
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me via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message at

Franco-Argentine legal - professional male seeks a pet
housesitting position in CT/lower NY in exchange for French
and/or Spanish lessons/tutoring. For length 3/6 months but will
commit to teaching longer for free or little. Handy work not a
problem. I am a people person loving friendship, kids and my
languages. Greatly thankful to anybody able to help me out a bit.
Please don’t hesitate in contacting me at

Honest, reliable and trustworthy husband and wife team in
their 60's now accepting house/pet-sitting assignments (prefer
Colorado or Reno/Lake Tahoe area, but will consider other
locations).  We do not smoke, drink, swear or use drugs and wish
to be treated the same.  Occupational experience includes law
enforcement, secretarial, house and pet-sitting - excellent
references available.  Please contact Cindy at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

Service Heart, Servant Budget. Energetic, young couple,
eager to serve seeks private household position, with employer
sponsored education. Accepted to HM institute but unwilling to
risk cost of schooling in this economy. Please call

Creative Couple 30's seeks living space/caretaker position
in SE Pennsylvania area. Husband has five years experience as
historical site caretaker; wife is an artist, graphic/web
designer. We seek a large apartment, cottage, house, or artist
studio/loft. Would love New Hope/Bucks area, also Montgo, Delco,
Chesco are all fine. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Responsible, positive, and passionate personal
vegetarian/vegan chef seeks health conscience families or
individuals in the Seattle area interested in healthy, organic,
seasonal, in-home meals. I also provide house/pet/plant sitting,
house cleaning, yard cleanup, gardening and website development
services! Contact Kelly at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

No salary: In exchange for living quarters. A trustworthy
and reliable, married couple is looking for long term caretaker
position with minimal duties, in Queens, New York City. My
husband has a "green thumb" and is able to care for
small pets. We are reliable, neat, respectful, and peaceful, and
we can take care of your property all year round. We'll provide
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Mature Professional seeking house-sitting position on
OR/WA coast starting October 1st, for at least one year. I have a
dog and two cats. Clean, responsible, non-smoker. Please email

Lawrence, Kansas - Career oriented young couple, (Medical
field) seeking long term housesitting or caretaking position with
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security to your home, vacation home, or business. Starting date
8-1-09. Please contact Natasha at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

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