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NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 166th ISSUE!   (206) 462-1818  www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                     Volume 28, Number 4     

July/August 2010                    ISSN 1074-3642 


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 37 states
and 18 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Dream Your New Life - Profile of Colleen Gardner 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers  and property owners write about their experiences
with the Gazette


received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced


CARETAKING COUPLE needed from September 1, 2010 - June 1, 2011 on
a comfortable, alternative energy, Alaska Peninsula, remote
homestead. You can enjoy wildlife, fish, hydroelectric power,
internet, phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop and
sauna. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance skills
are required. Remote living experience recommended. A monthly
stipend will be provided. For more information, please email

COUPLE NEEDED for a fish camp in Kodiak. I need a hardworking
couple who want to fish in Alaska this summer. Part of the
couple’s compensation will be a percentage of the catch.


immersion program in gaucho culture. Live the life of an
Argentine cowboy on one of the world’s last frontiers. You
will be assigned a cattle horse and traditional gaucho tack. 
This  program is for experienced riders only and you will be
primarily responsible for your horse’s health and welfare.
You will live, work and eat alongside one of our gauchos or
alone. Our immersion program is not for the faint hearted. You
will spend long days in the saddle performing livestock
management. Your work will be physical and our gauchos speak only
Castillano. Volunteers who have completed this program consider
it one of the best experiences of their life. To learn more,

A NON-PROFIT ECO-VILLAGE is seeking volunteers who are interested
in engaging in sustainable activities, including organic
gardening, eco-building, teaching English, etc. Experience a
vegetarian lifestyle, yoga, meditation, art, etc. We are located
just 36 miles from Buenos Aires. If you wish to expand your
horizons and be connected with nature and the inner self, please


A HISTORIC BROTHEL, BAR, and casino is reopening as a unique
vacation rental. We are seeking an up-beat, on-site caretaker
/salesperson/concierge to manifest bookings and make guests feel
welcome. Located in a small Spanish-speaking border town. If you
have a temperament that delights in (rather than tolerates) all
types of people and situations, an independent income, a
can-do/follow-through working style, and maybe even some
hospitality experience, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN OFF-GRID solar educational and goat ranch is just breaking
ground and needing a ranch hand/foreman/caretaker to help with
llamas, goats, horses, chickens, milking, watering, feeding,
cleaning, gardening, construction and general ranch chores as
needed. We are located 65 miles from nearest major city
(Kingman), at a 5,000 ft elevation. Lots of state and BLM land
with many sites and plenty of wildlife for your off time
enjoyment. Must like country living and remoteness. Must have
good mechanical aptitude, people skills, and handyman skills.
Work 20 – 30 hours/week in exchange for RV space. No
monetary compensation. Must have reliable vehicle (winter
requires 4x4). Must live on the ranch. Schedule can be flexible.
Zero tolerance for drug abuse and alcohol. Must have no criminal
record. Require references that can be contacted. Please email


CARETAKER NEEDED. I am looking for a couple or individual with
experience in horses and home maintenance. Responsibilities
include but not limited to feeding, pasture maintenance, barn and
property maintenance and cleanup. Knowledge of equipment
maintenance will be a plus, and there will be minor to major
house repairs. Pet sitting needed when I travel. Compensation is
a three bedroom/two bath home, additional compensation depending
on experience. Pets welcome. Interested parties, please contact

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a small herb farm in northwestern Arkansas,
working toward sustainability. Herbal repository and organic
certification are long term goals. We are very primitive, can be
busy as twins or totally quiet, it varies day to day and season
to season. We tend to work hard and play hard - do a lot of
hiking - swim in hot afternoons and at times have to change gears
abruptly - depending on what is happening. Our goal, besides
gaining helpers is to share how to convert for survival level
farming to a sustainable lifestyle, and creating a place that
will be a viable site for our grandchildren. For more details,


Hey Gary, just wanted to let you know that I was hired as the
caretaker for an 80-acre farm just north of Maple Falls,
Washington. The job came across on one of your regular email
updates back in January and was a perfect fit for me and the
lifestyle I enjoy. I responded to it, was contacted by the
owners, flew out and interviewed on February 11th, was selected
among many other applicants and accepted the job on March 5th. I
officially retired from 31+ years of federal service today, and
will leave for Maple Falls next Thursday to begin my new job
and....my new life. I want to thank you for your Gazette, for
your personal touch to it and particularly for the phone call I
received from you the day I subscribed. Many of my family,
friends and coworkers found it hard to believe that there is such
a Gazette, and even more difficult to believe that I received a
call from you the day I subscribed. When I had them Google The
Caretaker Gazette and they saw your video, - they were
flabbergasted! Keep up the great work; its life altering for us
out here. Thanks for everything! Sincerely, M. B. Aberdeen, SD
(but not for long :-)

Thank you Morgan! Please let us know if we can publish a
future Caretaker Profile story on your new life there.

Hi Gary, can you write something in your next issue about
employers not responding and/or at least confirming that they
have received your interest letter and resume. I spend a lot of
time putting in a thoughtful letter of interest and time doing
research on these positions and feel that the least people can do
is simply respond that they received your email and/or that the
position has been filled. I realize the volume of emails received
may be high, but a simple standard reply would be appreciated. S.
C. Denver, CO

Hi Shannon, we have sometimes heard this from other
subscribers. When we accept ads for publication in the Gazette,
we stress to every advertiser to please have the courtesy to
respond to everyone who answers their ad - even if the position
has been filled. In the case of the Situations Wanted ads, even
if the person has found a position already we encourage them to
tell those who offer them a position that they have already
accepted another position. Despite this, there are still
advertisers who do not respond. Unfortunately, we have no control
beyond this, but we will still continue to ask all advertisers to
respond to people answering their Gazette ad.

Hi Gary, it is always a thrill to open a major magazine and see
mention of The Caretaker Gazette as I did this week in U.S. News
and World Report. You have really put our industry on the map!
After 26 years of running Heartland Caregivers Inc. (AKA Estate
Staffing by Heartland) I am officially retired! My longtime
employee, Betsy Needles, is the new owner and I feel good about
that, as she is a woman of great integrity. I just renewed my
subscription to the Gazette. I love reading about all the
opportunities and who knows? Maybe I'll take a house sitting job
from time to time! Karen Walker Ryan, Ronan MT 

Thanks Karen! We wish you the best of times in your retirement
and wish Betsy the same success that you had running

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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
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full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER REQUIRED for a cattle operation in Augusta, Western
Australia. Cattle experience is essential. The job requires only
approximately 10 – 15 hours per week and is suitable for a
local resident. Please contact Adam at

CARETAKER/ACTIVE COUPLE required for a northwestern Queensland
cattle property. Must be sober with tidy habits. Duties include
checking waters/stock, minor maintenance, odd jobs, and
gardening. Caretakers with a truck license are preferred. Free
air-conditioned accommodations provided, along with food, power,
phone rental, and a fair remuneration. Pensioners will be
considered. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

SINGLE CARETAKER required for a large property in the Mount
Macedon area. The small township of Mount Macedon lies part way
up the mountain of the same name, located between the town of
Macedon at the base and the actual mountain peak which soars to a
height of just over 1,000 meters above sea level. A cottage will
be provided for the caretaker in a beautiful garden setting.
Assistance in the garden and/or house preferred. Applications
need to be in writing, and mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,

CARETAKER NEEDED. This position would be suitable for a mature,
rural or farm single or couple. The property is located in
northeast Melbourne. A garden flat will be provided in return for
maintenance, gardening, and animal care. References required.
Please mail your resume and references to Caretaker,

maintain a comfortable cottage accommodation on their cattle
station which is located west of Mackay, Queensland. The couple
would be required to maintain the cottage and house yard in
return for their accommodation. Other duties may include feeding
animals in the owner’s absence and checking waters and
fences. This position would be perfect for a retired couple who
enjoy the rural lifestyle. This role is to commence as soon as
possible. To apply for this position, please phone

A MARRIED COUPLE is needed for our Manager/Caretaker position for
a small holiday complex. Must be ready to start in late ASAP.
This is a free live-in position with a one bedroom apartment plus
wage. Position has general duties and office duties with Ezyrez
software. Please mail resume and references:

CARETAKER wanted for an Arcadia Valley property approximately
220kms from Roma in western Queensland. There is a local primary
school available. A four bedroom cottage, with a large, enclosed
verandah, will be provided. Package is negotiable. This caretaker
position would be ideal for persons with an interest in
gardening. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


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


FREE RENT in exchange for work on a game bird ranch in Anza. The
caretaker’s living quarters will be a 28' 5th wheel
trailer, along with a metal shed and pipe corral if you have a
horse. I provide water and propane and pay the first $30 a month
for electricity. I need two to three hours a day, six days a
week, to do chores. Chores include collecting eggs, feeding and
watering chicks, and feeding and checking the adult birds. You
must be responsible, dependable and honest. No smoking or
drinking. If you are interested, please call

CARETAKER NEEDED on a 20 acre farm in Northern California for the
year 2011, potential of longer stay. Prefer a couple. Nurture
thirty young orchard trees, vegetable garden, upkeep watering
systems, and abate brush. Must be passionate about pursuing
self-reliance, honest, hard-working, and sober. This is an
incredible property with a small cabin, and river frontage. This
is not a marijuana growing opportunity. Please call

RANCH CARETAKER needed in the Lake Arrowhead area. Do you have
experience with and love horses? Do you enjoy working outdoors,
gardening, and taking care of landscaping? This is an excellent
opportunity for the right person. Live in a one bedroom log cabin
in the mountains, take care of three or four horses, clean barn,
keep the ranch grounds maintained and secure, maybe a little
house cleaning. If you love the mountains, aren't afraid of a
little snow, are hard working, good at fixing and maintaining
things, and are good and honest, we'd like to talk with you. Yes
you'll need some references, and yes we'll run a criminal and
background check. If you do drugs, don't bother to apply, this is
a clean and wholesome environment. Log home in the woods, with
utilities included, plus pay for work done. If you are
interested, please reply by email detailing your experience, and
a little background about yourself. Tell us why you are the one
we should talk to about this position. If you have had
experience, tell us, if not please don't BS us. We're looking for
a long-term person, not a short timer. Please email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or feel free to call

NEED SOMEONE who loves desert living. I have a ¼ acre of
little oasis in a small desert community, 80 miles west of Las
Vegas. I need someone with their own car and small trailer, to
take care of watering, and taking care of cleaning up the little
house trailer. Owner commutes to Vegas to work every day. Need
someone responsible, and enthusiastic, as there are always
projects here if you like doing them. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs some help. We are dedicated to
becoming the change we want to see in the world by anchoring to
and sharing the tools of a promising future: community
thoughtfulness, environmental sustainability, self-sufficiency,
economic independence, grounded spiritual intention, and holistic
and healthful living practices. Take a good look at our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to evaluate congruency and
harmony. Our emphasis is permaculture design within the
wilderness setting of the coastal Siskiyou Mountain Range. It's
rugged, steep terrain which offers a unique perspective for
wild-crafting and organic farming. Living here is free; work
exchange for room and board, with individual agreements. Please
review our living at Maitreya Mountain Village agreements. This
is a drug-free, smoke-free, environment focused on healthy,
vibrant living. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a family cattle ranch near Mt. Shasta.
Looking for an on-site, agriculturally minded person for part
time and on-call duties including cattle/animal care, facility
maintenance, landscaping and general ranching duties. Handyman
and mechanical skills a plus. Small house or RV parking area
available. For more info, please email

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE wanted for a large lake property
in the Santa Margarita area. A hard working, mature and
responsible couple with previous caretaker experience is desired.
A mobile home is provided and a small monthly salary.
Responsibilities include maintenance of property, housekeeping,
plumbing repairs, irrigation, basic carpentry, maintaining
irrigation system, weeding and keeping property secure.  Must be
healthy and able to operate weedwacker, chainsaw, blower and
perform handyperson duties. Please mail resume and references to

PROPERTY MANAGER(S) need in the Brentwood/Oakley area. We have a
full-time caretaker/cook/housekeeper/handyman position available.
This position is best suited for a couple. This is a private
hunting lodge used primarily during the waterfowl season, but
also occasionally during the balance of the year. The facility is
located on Webb Tract, a Delta island in Contra Costa County.
Access is by ferry only. Housing and utilities are provided. The
annual combined salary for two is $36,000+, depending upon
qualifications. Please fax resumes to 

CARETAKER WANTED in Pollock Pines. A one bedroom mobile home will
be provided in exchange for help around the ranch. There is room
for horses here. Knowledge of horses will be a big plus for this
caretaker position. Prefer retired, or stay at home people, but
will consider all. I have a bad back and need someone who can do
the chores I can't do anymore. We live in generator country, so a
generator is required. Please mail a letter with your phone

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Country living near Los Gatos. Full-time
experienced live-in Housekeeper, prefer a single woman who is in
good health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of
cleaning and maintaining a home. Must like dogs and cats and be
flexible with hours. No smoking, moderate drinking. Salary and
separate living accommodations and utilities provided. Must have
excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

in caring for an elderly gentleman and grounds in Shasta County.
Nursing experience is beneficial. The patient is very alert and
can communicate, but is not ambulatory. His wife of 70 years is
in dire need of help. Duties include assisting with transfers
from bed to wheelchair or commode, and possibly acting briefly as
a companion or running an occasional errand. Mowing and watering
a park-like two acre property with groomed woods and many
azaleas, rhododendrons, ferns, etc. Garden expertise is helpful;
drip irrigation and spring-fed water system, and John Deere
riding mower. Snow removal is necessary on occasion. A small
Ariens tractor with snow blade is available, but must be strong
enough to get out and shovel walks when necessary. A one-bedroom
separate house is provided, with a separate garage, a large
studio/hobby/workshop area, and a private yard/garden space.
House is unfurnished except for appliances. On a paved road, 45
minutes from Redding. Absolutely no smoking, drinking, or drugs.
References are required. We prefer a retired or semi-retired
couple with a separate source of income. A quiet pet is
negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED – A LIVE-IN RETIRED COUPLE to care for our home and
large grounds in the country for one permanent resident plus
three B&B rooms. Living accommodations and some compensation
provided. Must be a legal resident of Canada. We are located near
Lake Scugog in Port Perry, ON. Please call

HOMESTEADER wanted for a 26 acre property located in Alberta. For
more information, please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SETTLE AND HELP TO MAINTAIN and to run our family farm starting
this July. Our 70 acre farm is located on a gentle east slope on
a small island near Comox Valley in British Columbia. We grow a
wide variety of things and also have some forest and hayfields.
One of the three houses on our farm will become vacant this
summer and we are seeking a family, a couple or an individual who
is interested in rural living and assisting with the daily
business on our farm. We also consider being away for months at a
time and therefore need to be sure, that you are mature,
reliable, honest, able to work independently, drug free and
willing to work. The rent could easily be worked off, plus more
paid work in addition. You would have to fully maintain the house
you live in. Some mechanical knowledge necessary, as we have some
equipment and work with irrigation pumps. We are interested in a
long term relationship. There is plenty of space for your own
garden, plus there are many fruit and nut trees on the farm. We
have two children under 12, a dog and two cats. Please email

LIVE-IN CARETAKER WANTED for a building and equipment yard in
Nanaimo, British Columbia. A one bedroom apartment will be
supplied, with all appliances included. This position is ideal
for a retired couple. Interested parties should reply to:


INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE NEEDED to care for several private
residential beachfront properties on a very quiet and peaceful
Caribbean Island (famous for unspoiled marine environment: great
diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding and beautiful unspoiled
beaches). Duties include: general maintenance and improvement of
houses/extensive grounds, care of vehicles/boat/tools/equipment,
general household management, responsibility for residences/pets
when owners away. Basic electrical/plumbing/carpentry skills
required. Knowledge of basic auto/marine repair and tropical
landscaping would be a plus. Must enjoy working outdoors in a
tropical setting. This is a full-time position.
Housing/vehicle/salary provided. Please respond to


cost primitive living. Security and privacy will be priorities.
Long-term commitment required. Probably four years until move-in.
Can be anywhere in the U.S. For more information please write
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. If you don't get a response, please
write again in 60 days.


organic farm and nature reserve and organic farm. The site is
surrounded on one side a by a large tract of nationally protected
forest and by a large private nature reserve on the other side of
the pristine Ballena River. We grow a wide variety of tropical
fruits and vegetables organically. Participants work four hours
per day, five days per week in exchange for housing in our
screened in wooden cabins, access to a kitchen, showers,
bathrooms, etc, and use of all the hiking trails.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX does not have electricity, so bring a
headlamp and leave the hair dryer behind. :) We often have food
from the farm to share but it is best that people come with $50
per week for food. This is not a fee that we collect. We charge
volunteers $25 per week person to help us cover operational
costs. Free time allows for extensive exploration of local
beaches, waterfalls on the finca, etc. Volunteers help with all
aspects of our operation including farm and garden work, light
construction, and running our educational tourism business. For
more info, please contact AXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Costa
Rica, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

RESIDENT/CARETAKER WANTED for a modern two bedroom house on
beautiful Zancudo Beach, Costa Rica. It’s a fabulous beach
with a nice, modern house. Pay your own utilities. Stay up to 11
months/year. Pets are OK. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures/information.

rainforest. We produce organic produce, including chilies,
tomatoes, and other vegetables, cheese from cow's milk, and other
organic products. We are seeking volunteers to assist us with
gardening, construction, medicinal plants, etc. We are located
close to waterfalls, hot springs and a river. The beautiful La
Cangreja National Park is nearby. Families are welcome. Housing
is individual rooms and private cabins. Vegetarians and vegans
are easily accommodated. Please email

A SMALL COSTA RICAN FINCA in the Nuevo Arenal area is looking for
someone to live on our small farm while we are in the U.S. for
three to four months this summer. Dates are negotiable. We have
eight acres of land bordered by jungle and river with numerous
tilapia ponds as well as lush vegetation, flowering plants,
orchids and fruit trees. Photos can be emailed to interested
parties. We are located one mile above Lake Arenal and the small
village of Rio Piedras and 10 miles from Tilaran, the nearest
town with a full array of stores, clinic, banks, etc. Reliable
and frequent buses pass through Rio Piedras. The guesthouse is a
one bedroom, one bath house complete with a small kitchen.
Caretakers feed our dog two times daily, walk with him
occasionally, and stay overnight on the property to maintain a
presence. Lawn and property is maintained by part time workers.
Laundry is available outside the main house. There is no salary
and we ask caretakers to pay for utilities ($200/month). Basic
knowledge in Spanish would be helpful but not a requirement.


HOUSESITTER needed for a large four bedroom, two bath home
located in a quiet, established residential neighborhood in
Dover. Need a housesitter for the month of August while we will
be on our annual vacation. You will be responsible for the care
of one dog, several parakeets, and fish - both in an indoor tank
and an outdoor fish pond. There is also a small garden with
shrubs that need tending, as well as our lawn which will need to
me mowed. For more information, please email


HELP WANTED: Rent free accommodation available for a couple
working part-time looking after a large residence and grounds. A
lovely two bedroom/two bathroom cottage in South Bucks is
offered. Work includes cooking, driving,
cleaning/polishing/decorating and gardening. References required.
For more details please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTELLIGENT, RETIRED BUSINESS MAN, widower, requires a live-in
personal caretaker/companion/housekeeper in Moseley, Birmingham,
UK. Applicants need to be UK residents. He needs a driver, and
someone with a good sense of humor. Must also have the ability to
cook, and be a non-smoker. References are essential. Terms to be
arranged. Please email replies to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please include your landline, mobile, current photo and CV.

PROFESSIONAL GARDENER needed. An experienced, energetic
enthusiast is needed for exciting developing period gardens on a
small estate in beautiful surroundings, south of Newbury.
Planning, managing and workforce-organizing abilities required.
Also Box Topiary nursery growing-unit. Will also consider newer
talented professional, seeking responsibility. Cottage available.
Please mail your resume and references to

COUPLE REQUIRED for the holiday season. Start now - up to
mid-November. A couple is needed for mixed duties: including the
pool, shower block, general cleaning, mowing, and staining of
timber balconies and lodges. Accommodation provided. Good working
conditions. For full details please drop me a line with photo to:


PALM BEACH, FL AREA adult couple seeks a full-time hands-on
Personal Assistant to handle every detail of their busy lives and
travel with them between Ohio and their second home in Florida.
This position requires at least three years’ experience
working in a private, wealthy home and/or professional training
required from PDI. Must have knowledge in caring for
museum-quality furnishings, and can work as a team player. Must
love animals (large birds and dogs). Cooking not required, but
excellent cooking skills are a definite bonus. This household
does a lot of entertaining. Must have an excellent driving
record. Generous salary, benefits, and living accommodations
provided. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosts apprentices during the Florida
winter vegetable season, from October through May. Work schedule
is 5½ days per week. Preference is given to full-season
applicants with professional interest in agriculture. Apprentices
receive a hands-on education in organic crop production and
marketing, and are compensated with a stipend. Training includes
informal farm skill demonstrations and exposure to key components
of farm management, such as organic certification protocols and
farm record-keeping requirements. Tasks include planting,
greenhouse management, transplant production, irrigation
projects, crop maintenance, harvesting, and direct-marketing
through farmers markets and the CSA farm membership program. All
apprentices have access to the farm's sustainable agriculture
reference library. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
More information about the farm can be found at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply, please send a letter of
interest and resume, with three references, to

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for landscaping and caring for animals
in the southwestern Florida area. The caretaker will need to tend
to our animals and home, and have landscape/horticultural
experience, love of outdoors, and be good with working with your
hands. Should be an independent worker, self-starter, non smoker,
with a valid driver’s license. Must speak and be able to
communicate in English in exchange for free housing (private two
bedroom/one bath cottage located on the property) and salary.


WILL SWAP PLACE for your trailer for six to eight hours per week
help on 55 acre hobby farm with nice fishpond in Washington, GA.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature, fit,
early retired couple looking for additional income. Property is
in a well kept gated community fronting on Lake Oconee. Duties
include handling and upkeep of horses and other pets, maintaining
a small barn, yard work including lawns and flower gardens, using
equipment like a tractor and pressure washer and being a general
handy-man. Accommodation provided is a one bedroom fully
furnished apartment with balcony overlooking pastures and lake.
Utilities are included plus salary. We are looking for a long
term arrangement. Reliability and honesty are essential and
experience in all aspects of the job is required. References are
needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

NORTHERN GEORGIA MOUNTAINS. Handyman wanted for three cabin
lodge. Must have electrical, carpentry and plumbing skills. Will
consider a couple. No children. No pets. No smokers. Please send
resume with photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS needed this August to take part in environmental
projects in two different beautiful locations in the Icelandic
western fjords, on the northwest and the eastern part of the
fjords. The first week we will be working on one main task,
simple outdoors work, collecting berries. The locals there are
collecting berries to make their own home made jam and berry
juice. We might get the chance to learn how to make the jam and
juice. Part of the work may take place on the island of
Æðey. During the second week, the work will take place
on Grímsey Island. We will be building and maintaining
hiking paths to prevent unnecessary damage to the sensitive
nature. If the weather prevents the boat trip to the island, we
will stay in the mainland, working on making hiking paths and
tidying up the area and the coastline. During the first week we
will stay in a local community centre, sleeping on mattresses on
the floor. In the second week we will stay on the mainland in
cabins that can host eight people; we will have access to a nice
dining and social room. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Food
ingredients will be provided and a kitchen will be available, we
will share the duties of preparing and cooking meals. For more
details and up-to-date information please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at


SMALL FARM CARETAKER WANTED in exchange for room, board, and
small salary depending on qualifications. This farm is located in
Caldwell in the Sand Hollow area. Duties include: mowing lawns,
gardening, landscape maintenance, feeding livestock, fence
repair, cleaning and care of residence, etc. Duo considered.
References required. Must have a valid Driver’s license,
vehicle, and be self-motivated. Resume required. Please send to

BEAUTIFUL IDAHO RANCH seeks a female apprentice for natural
health-related work and Lyme disease solutions. Duties include
gardening, food preparation, and horse care. Private
accommodations, phone, and internet provided. (Husband-wife
caretaker situation possible). Please call cell phone


A GLENCOE, IL ADULT COUPLE seeks a full-time Household Manager
for their 13,000 square foot home with two dogs. They also employ
a part-time Housecleaner and part-time Chef. Responsibilities
include housecleaning, assisting with entertaining, purchasing,
flower arranging, laundry and ironing, supervising staff, closet
organization, and anything else they need to maintain a tranquil,
organized home and lifestyle. Previous experience working in a
wealthy home is required. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience and includes health insurance. Please call

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


CARETAKER NEEDED for a meditational resort in India starting
7/1/10. I have a beautiful lake side farm. I am building a
meditational resort on my farm with minimum construction and
leaving more open space. This is going to be a perfect camp site
for peace lovers and there will not be any daily activity for
people, as I want to keep this place clean and full of energy. I
don't wish to make big money but make this place unique. I need a
caretaker for one year to two years. If you wish to join me
please drop me a line. Love n peace for you! Please email


A NORTHERN INDIANA FAMILY seeks a hands-on Household
Manager/Governess for their home on a farm. They have three
children, ages five, six, and nine, and are seeking a
self-starter with a pleasant personality and can-do attitude.
Responsibilities include caring for, interacting with, and
engaging the children; helping with educational activities and
homework; housecleaning and laundry; cooking; and running
errands. Previous experience working in a private home and/or a
certificate from Professional Domestic Institute is preferred. A
Housecleaner comes to the home twice a week. You will spend more
time with the children during the summer months when school is
out, providing them with creative and educational outlets. If you
enjoy living in the country, with its wide-open spaces and the
special atmosphere only it can provide, this is a great position
to consider! They are seeking someone who can feel they are part
of their family. Salary commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED. Mature capable individual with an Equine
background needed to care for a 40 acre breeding farm in exchange
for room in a nice house, including utilities, and access to the
washer and dryer. Horses are pastured (no stalls) and chores will
take from 10 to 15 hours per week. A tractor is used to put out
large round bales. There are also three loving dogs with a fenced
yard and barn cats to tend to. The farm is located in Manchester,
IA on a quiet, dead end road with plentiful wildlife and a nearby
stream for fishing. Training of young horses can be negotiated
separately. Please email your letter of interest and references

COUPLE NEEDED to run a small Inn in Iowa. This Inn is located in
a university town with established cliental. We are looking for
couple with a minimum of one year experience running a B&B or
small Inn. You will be running the whole show, from cooking
breakfast to housekeeping to reservations as well as managing
temporary staff. Compensation package includes salary, insurance
and apartment. Need to be people friendly, outgoing and self
starter with excellent work ethic along with professional
composure. Send resume, cover letter and at least three


HOUSESITTER NEEDED as soon as possible in Alghero in Northern
Sardinia, Italy. I am looking for a polite and respectful person
to work four hours in the morning, per day, to help with cleaning
duties in a household in Sardinia. An Italian speaker is not
necessary, as everyone is bi-lingual here. Must like/be
comfortable around dogs, as our family have a number of small
dogs. Lodgings are provided free of charge and small pocket money
is also offered. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING for a sport (or dance, art and craft, self
defense, manual games, table games, games of skill, educational
games for children) instructor for teaching English to young
learners (6-11 years old) in a beautiful 18th century villa in
Umbria from the June 20th to July 4th and in Wales, in a
marvelous castle, from the July 9th - 23rd. Total income is euro
1,000 net in your pocket, plus full board and accommodation, plus
five insurances, and all travel expenses reimbursement in Italy
and UK and flights to and from the two Centers. If you are a
non-smoker, please send us your resume ASAP (with which kind of
activities you're able to teach in English to children) and a
picture of yourself. Please contact Ingrid at B.L. International
You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CHEF/CARETAKER (half time preferred) needed in the Gorham, ME
area. We are searching for a caretaker couple to maintain and
oversee an executive country estate. Salary, housing,
transportation and benefits included. Will also need to work for
our bed and breakfast. Free accommodations plus cash for twenty
hours/week. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED near Baltimore. Full-time experienced live-in
Housekeeper needed. We prefer a single woman who is in good
health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of cleaning
and maintaining a home. Must like dogs, be flexible with hours,
and able to drive. No smoking, no drinking. Salary and living
accommodations provided. Must have excellent references. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

CAREGIVER needed in Baltimore's beautiful surroundings. This is a
live in position. We need someone with some nursing background to
take care of a gentleman's personal needs and drive him to
appointments. This individual should be healthy, loving, no
smoking, and no drinking, willing to work flexible hours.  Living
accommodations and salary provided. Must have excellent
references. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


A PROTECTIVE PRESENCE is needed for a historical society building
in a western Massachusetts hill town in exchange for low rent.
Commuting distance to Five College area. Please email


ONSITE MANAGEMENT POSITION available. We are launching a new self
storage facility in the beautiful resort area of San José
del Cabo, México. Come join our growing company if you are
bilingual (English and Spanish) and fit this description: We need
a couple to live at the facility in San José del Cabo and
manage the property. What works well is where the wife spends
more time in the office, greeting people and helping them rent,
tracking inventory and general administration. She should have
customer service skills and a bit of a sales talent, along with
basic computer skills for reporting and learning software. The
husband usually has some handyman skills to fix minor repairs and
keep the place looking nice, as well as being in the office, too.
It's important that you can both work well together in such close
proximity day after day. Free rent and utilities provided as part
of the salary. You must have a car. Does this fit you? If so,
please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you
would like this job and your ability to come to San José

COUPLE NEEDED for dog/horse care in the Mexican Caribbean –
on a jungle property near Akumal. Akumal is a village and resort
located in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo between
Playa del Carmen and Tulum. If you're writers, artists or scuba
divers with animal skills and unafraid of hard work, read on. A
small stipend and free rent is offered. I need a couple who love
and have experience with dogs (and preferably with horses) to
live on my small ranch, three km from the Caribbean coast. I have
rescued dogs for 14 years and am leaving the country. While I
continue looking for lifetime homes I need them cared for. I also
have two mares. I need a couple who can drive a stick, wield a
machete, work a chain saw, install a pump, put PVC pipe together,
run the generator, and aren't afraid of heat or hurricanes. Also
will need to do some weed control to keep the jungle at bay, walk
the dogs, and do vet visits if necessary.  There is a small,
above-ground pool. There is a possibility of a renter also living
onsite. Internet is available if the house not rented. Minimal
work required, but I could pay extra if you're interested in
doing upgrade projects. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED FARMER needed to live in sunny San Miguel de Allende.
Besides enjoying one of the best climates in the world, San
Miguel de Allende is a fascinating city, bright, seducing, and
full of artistic and cultural riches. It only takes one walk
through San Miguel to realize that it is a great example of
conservation. San Miguel's historic zone is a very placid, quiet
area, filled with precious colonial buildings. Room and board
will be provided in exchange for light chores. Humor a must!
Please contact us through our website at:


SINGLE MIDDLE-AGED BUSINESSMAN based in Birmingham, MI seeks a
live-out Butler who is available to travel. He is seeking someone
with many years' experience and very refined skills. Loyalty and
confidentiality are high priorities for this position. He will
consider a non-American Butler if you are fluent in English.
Duties include valet service, personal meal service and personal
errands. A valid driver's license is required. He owns a second
home in Florida. Housing allowance offered along with competitive
salary and benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


CARETAKER TEAM WANTED in Brooklyn Park, MN. An established
property management company is searching for a caretaker team to
perform general caretaker duties for an assisted living apartment
building. We are passionate about providing great customer
service for our residents and improving their quality of life.
Applicants will be given a very generous rent credit in exchange
for approximately 35 hours per week. One person must be home
days. Outside duties will include snow shoveling of walkways - no
cutting grass or plowing parking lots. Requirements: a minimum of
two years experience in caretaking, light maintenance and/or
cleaning. We prefer experience in an Assisted Living environment.
Please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX attention Paul.
Thank you very much.

Must have at least one year of caretaking experience, be detail
oriented, and self motivated. Duties include daily cleaning of
the Clubhouse and apartment turnovers. Caretaker must live on
site. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small community and organic farm
situated on 110 acres in the hills of Ozark County, MO. We raise
dairy goats, egg chickens, and various vegetables using local
organic inputs and no-till design. We work to put the principles
of Permaculture into daily practice, using clean energy resources
and recycling our waste as best we can. For example, we fuel our
motor vehicles with used cooking oil gathered from local
restaurants; we compost our human manure; we use a windmill to
pump our well water. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a wide
range of skilled and unskilled work experiences in gardening,
cooking/canning, construction, milking, cheese making, forestry,
salvage, and maintenance. Length of stay is entirely negotiable.
We have two rooms available and plenty of tent space. Limited
transportation is available. Children and pets are welcome with
prior approval. No smoking is allowed. Alcohol is allowed on
holidays only. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“Dream Your New Life - Profile of Colleen Gardner”
Date of Birth: 3/7/56
Interests: Walking in nature, metaphysics, writing, cooking, art,
watching things grow, herbal medicine, and making organic skin
care products
Quote: "We are all, individually and collectively, the dream
weavers of our life and of the world. It benefits all of us to
spend a little time each day mentally imagining our life as if
our dreams had already come true and physically moving in their
general direction so that they can reach us. If you understand
the nature of reality that our thoughts unfailingly become the
things and events of our lives, if you let go of the past and
move with your dreams, it will always be enough." Mike
Dooley – Notes from the Universe

                       Colleen’s Screensaver Picture of
North Carolina.

        It all started in March of 2009, with a very strong inner
prompting to move to western North Carolina. I was happily
caretaking a beautiful log home at 9,000’ outside of
Woodland Park, CO in the Rocky Mountains behind Pikes Peak, and
had been for the last 10 years. There was no logical reason for
me to move, and certainly not an economic one. But the prompting
became more urgent, and being a highly intuitive person, I
decided to explore what that could be about. 
        I have experienced this kind of “prompting”
before, and being a curious and adventurous person, I paid
attention and found myself having fascinating life experiences
all over the world…from being a TWA flight attendant in
the early 80’s, to producing television commercials in
Nashville, to being a travel agent in Napa Valley, to being an
executive chef in Hong Kong, to studying Transformative therapies
in Australia, to writing poetry in sacred sites in the Celtic
ruins of Great Britain… so taking a leap of faith
wasn’t a totally foreign idea to me. I feel that
there’s always a good reason to listen to my inner
promptings, so in April of 2009, I decided to find out about this
calling to western North Carolina. A friend recommended signing
up with The Caretaker Gazette, which I did, and I Googled
“Smoky Mountains” and found a beautiful scene of a
sunrise in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. (See
picture above) I made this photo the screensaver background on my
computer, and looked at it every day, visualizing myself being in
these beautiful surroundings and imagining what it might be like
to have a little cabin in the woods somewhere in the Smokies. 
        I checked all The Caretaker Gazette updates and
newsletters over the next few months, and there were a few
short-term caretaking jobs, but nothing significant until October
of 2009. In an update, the PERFECT situation showed up…a
pet sitting, caretaking job in Bryson City, NC, at the Lakeview
at Fontana Resort and Spa. It was a four month assignment, while
the resort was closed for the season, starting in mid-November.
        After contacting the owners, and waiting for the many
applicants to be considered, I was chosen to be the caretaker,
and 10 days later I was on my way to North Carolina!
        I arrived at Lakeview at Fontana, and was met by Tom
Cassidy, who owns and co-manages the resort with Tetia McMichael,
and he showed me to my beautiful three bedroom suite, overlooking
Lake Fontana, and I met their two wonderful dogs, and cat, who
would be my charges for the next four months. As I was unpacking
in my new quarters, I looked out my bedroom window and my jaw
dropped… my view was EXACTLY what I had been seeing every
day on my screensaver for the last seven months! That random
photograph that I had Googled of the Smoky Mountains had actually
been taken from very near to the spot where I was now standing!
Talk about dreams actually manifesting, I was now IN the picture
I’d been using to visualize coming to North Carolina! The
picture below is of me, standing in front of the lake view from
my screensaver…it’s winter and the lake level is
down, but it’s exactly the same spot! 
My caretaking/pet-sitting experience was wonderful at Lakeview at
Fontana, and it provided a rent-free accommodation in exchange
for my loving care of the owner’s pets…definitely a
win-win situation for all of us! Having a four month assignment
afforded me plenty of time to explore western North Carolina and
meet many new friends there. Lakeview at Fontana opened in April
and was featured in Southern Living Magazine’s May 2010
issue, so I left them with many hugs and happy memories and some
very loved and spoiled (by me) pets!
        I am now living in a cute little farmhouse in the country
between Waynesville and Asheville, NC…sharing the property
with some wonderful landlords, 50 goats, two horses, four dogs
and a cat! I am dreaming up my next career move, which will
probably involve intuitive counseling and life-coaching near
Asheville, NC! I have found my true home.
        I am so grateful that a service like The Caretaker
Gazette exists! I’m still amazed by the synchronicity of
finding the perfect caretaking situation for me. The freedom this
kind of opportunity affords those who take advantage of it is

                                Colleen in front of Lake


PRIVATE ROOM available with full house privileges in a quiet,
rural Montana home with a retired man. Prefer a single female who
is actively health conscious and enjoys solitude, nature,
photograph, greenhouse, rustic-hobbies. Caretaker
responsibilities will be in the greenhouse and general yard
maintenance. Activities include beautiful mountain climbs, hikes,
biking, winter snowshoeing, canoeing, fishing, feed wildlife and
trips to Glacier National Park. No drugs, no smoking. Please
contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a letter about yourself
and why you might be interested in living here, or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 9pm MST, or leave message.   

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for property with two homes (one home is a
rental) near Cameron, MT. Responsible for cleaning, gardening,
home maintenance and repairs. Light equipment and/or equine
experience are a plus. On site housing is available. Would
consider a couple. The area is remote. Caretaker(s) must like the
outdoors, wild animals and solitude. Please email your
experience, references, and salary and housing requirements to


LOOKING FOR A GARDENER to start in July to help with the
operation of a CSA farm in its first year of operation. We have a
small farm of 6.2 acres in the Kearney, NE area. Room and board
will be provided. If you are interested in gardening on our farm,


LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY to live with a family and work on a
farm during your stay in Nepal?  Consider spending time with us
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. In Nepali, ajamvari means
eternal. We chose the name because of our commitment to
sustainability, permaculture, and living on the land in a way
that builds long-lasting connections in the village and around
the world. Our farm is located in Gunjangar, a village in Chitwan
District in the Tarai region of Nepal. It is 150 km from
Kathmandu and 15km from Chitwan National Park. Staying on our
farm, you will have opportunities to learn more about organic
farming, experience rural Nepali lifestyles and practice Nepali.
Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and their children Sevika and
Subas will be your hosts, providing lively conversation, lots of
laughter, and wholesome farm cuisine. For more information about
volunteering  here, please contact us at
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a results oriented manager to oversee a 130
unit RV Park in Elko. The manager’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining the
office, store, tavern, and Laundromat and RV area. Property
maintenance and appearance, resident and employee satisfaction
and conformance to property and government rules and regulations
are requirements of the job. Applicants should have three years
experience managing a large RV Park complex and supervising
maintenance personal. Experience with front office reservations
software and internet applications is required. A valid
driver’s license and background check are required. Please
submit resumes with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKERS NEEDED in the White Mountains. The sites slated for
caretaking include: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. There are three
rotators that each covers three sites when the caretaker is on
days off. Caretakers live at backcountry sites for stints of 11
days and spend their time providing information and education to
hikers, rehabilitating campsites, composting waste and performing
trail work. Home is a 10 x 12 wall tent. Each caretaker packs in
all food and supplies. The Caretaker and Rotator position is
available summer/early fall. Two-week periods of time are
composed of 10 to 11 working days, with each day running 7am to
9pm. We prefer that you use our easy online application to send
us your information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please send


GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED. Will have complete responsibility
for grounds, residence, and out buildings for a 24 acre horse
farm in Bedminster, Somerset County, NJ. A qualified individual
will have 5+ years of relevant experience, good English skills,
verifiable references, a clean driver’s license and
willingness to undergo a background check. This is a non-smoking
position/property. Duties include, but are not limited to: lawn,
garden, paddock and patio maintenance, general maintenance of
residence, barn and other out buildings, fence maintenance,
weekly pool maintenance, driving as needed, maintenance of farm
equipment, pet care, special projects as assigned, and the care
of 2-4 trail horses. This position includes a salary based upon
experience, housing and other benefits. Couples will be
considered if spouse/partner is qualified as a housekeeper.

NJ. Provide guest service, maintain buildings and grounds at the
hiking and visitor Lodge in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is a
seasonal position, 35 - 40 hours/week, three to eight months.
Housing provided. Customer service experience and a valid
driver's license are required. You can see a full description at


homesteader(s) can make their homestead dream come true. I am
offering my nine acres to the homesteader(s) of my choice to live
with me in central New Mexico in the Socorro area. You can build
your own home or pull your home here so we can share expenses and
live the homestead life. Of course there are a lot of details to
express - financial, values and morals. So if you are seeking to
live in this area but don't have a huge chunk of money to spend,
maybe we can help each other out. Please email

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE on a beautiful ranch in southeast New
Mexico? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX of Roswell are offering a
separate cottage to a single or couple who will look after their
critters. They have five horses, three outside dogs, several cats
and three hens on their extensive property with neighbors in view
but not too close by. They're about seven miles from Roswell, a
full service community of 50,000 which is at 3,500 feet on the
desert plain. Winter temperatures average 60 degrees, and summers
are usually in the 80 - 90 degree range. You can cool off in the
large pond or fish for perch and catfish. Both the house and
cottage are very comfortable and nicely furnished. You'll enjoy
the view of fields from the wrap-around porch. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX want to travel more often in their
motorhome and are eager to talk to those who have their own
income, can pass a background check and who don't abuse drugs or
alcohol. Ranch work can take one or two hours daily, and they'll
send you a detailed description of the routine. When they're home
you're welcome to stay on in the cottage, or do your own
travelling. They especially welcome a long-term situation, but
are open to much shorter stays as well. We have had a great time
in Roswell and hope to return sometime. Please feel free to
contact us for more information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in beautiful, peaceful northeastern New
Mexico on a remote, working cattle ranch. Sustainable lifestyle,
organic produce, fresh stuff: eggs, milk, well water, clean air,
furnished detached studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and
satellite TV are provided. You would be responsible for the care
of an elderly man who uses a Hoveround power chair, for 20 hours
per week. He needs assistance with use of bathroom lift, meals,
bathing and dressing. I do most of the physical care, but need
back-up for town trips and respite time. In addition, there are
minor farm chores, such as feeding animals, gardening. No drugs,
alcohol or smoking. A small indoor pet is OK. Modest stipend
provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE, OVER 55 MALE/FEMALE OR COUPLE with own RV/trailer needed
in southern NM. Utilities provided. No salary, possible income in
the village depending on skills to assist owners in maintenance
and gardening (varied hours). Owners may be gone for short
periods. Must be able to handle desert environment. Please email

AVAILABLE NOW! A young, energetic, organic, green-hearted,
hardworking couple is wanted to help on a small farm in central
New Mexico. Duties include lots of watering, garden, fruit trees,
medicinal herbs, planting, fencing, animal care, and security on
the property while the owner is away. Must commit to being there,
not extensive sightseeing! Day trips are OK. A two bedroom
trailer will be provided, along with utilities and internet and
food grown from the farm. There is meat grown there as well so
you don’t need to be vegetarian. Please send enquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will screen for the owner.


MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE wanted, long-term and live-in, to take
care of home and grounds in the Hudson Valley area in historic
Hyde Park, NY (1½ hours from NY city). Beautiful five acre
property with one bedroom caretaker cottage, main house and pool.
Responsibilities include care of house (cleaning and general
repairs and maintenance), care of lawn and gardens, and care of
newly renovated pool. Free rent and utilities. Couple must have
gardening, lawn care, housekeeping and basic handyman skills. No
children please. Please email your resume and references to

UNPAID FARM INTERN needed. Will provide room and board. Rock
Fresh Farm is part of a sustainable family farm on a five acre
property in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Each day of work
consists of awake and milking cow at 6:30am using the milking
machine and cleanliness is essential. Feed pigs and chickens.
Breakfast in the Bed and Breakfast around 8:30am followed by four
hours of farm work which includes any of the following: setting
up fences for rotational grazing of cows, weeding gardens, mowing
lawns, harvesting vegetables, drying herbs, making teas,
potpourris, horticultural work, seeding for new crops, cleaning
chicken coop, gathering eggs, making dairy products, cheeses,
yogurts. Lunch on your own and rest time/free time for two hours
3:30 - 6:30pm is finishing up morning activities and the evening
milking. Evenings off. Also two days off per week. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and apply. Thanks.
CARETAKER NEEDED for an Armonk gated community. Our need is your
opportunity! A 55-unit gated community in Armonk is looking for
an experienced caretaker to supervise the property. Salary plus
live-in apartment provided. This is a full-time position. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a two-acre garden located on an
historic Hudson Valley estate overlooking the Hudson River. We
grow mixed vegetables and cut flowers without the use of
synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. We have a small CSA, a
week-end farm stand, and a pick-your-own flower labyrinth. We are
looking for a few good women and men to
"get-their-dirt-on". As a Core Volunteer Group member,
you will come once or twice a week for as little as an hour or
two and as long as a full day throughout the season, to help out
with transplanting, weeding, mulching, and harvesting. This is a
way to participate in the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We can
offer you a comfy couch to surf. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information, please contact
Mona, the volunteer coordinator at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

is responsible for the in-season and off-season facility upkeep
and maintenance and oversight and execution of all capital
improvements. The facility will be kept and maintained as a
first-class summer camp with environmentalism as a core operating
principle. The caretaker will be responsible for proactively
inspecting and reviewing all aspects of the camp facility, and
suggesting and making repairs and upgrades as needed. The
caretaker must reside on the camp property. Must have extensive
hands-on experience repairing and maintaining buildings and
grounds, be a self-starter, with experience in multiple trades,
possess basic competencies in plumbing, electrical, and
carpentry; lawn care equipment repair; and tool maintenance, have
a valid New York State driver’s license, have the ability
to work independently and work well with others, and have the
ability to lift and move heavy equipment and materials. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to

restoration, leading work projects, along with trail and
equipment maintenance. This is an unpaid position. To learn more
and to apply for this volunteer caretaker position please visit


VOLUNTEERS needed for about four hours every day in exchange for
food and accommodation at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting
this October or later (we are booked up until then). Volunteers
need to be flexible. Depending on the time of year and your
particular skills you could be helping with track maintenance,
farm work, painting or repair work on buildings, cleaning,
kitchen work, gathering of seafood or helping guests to enjoy the
various activities such as, hiking, snorkeling and horse riding.
Normally you will join in with us on whatever we happen to be
working on at the time. Some days you might work a lot some days
not at all, depending on what we are doing. We like to think that
we live, not work so where living stops and work begins can
sometimes be hard to determine. Your daily life will bring you
into close contact with our paying guests. It is paying guests
who allow us to carry on our work to enhance the natural values
of our Park. Most are only here for a short time and it is up to
us to make sure that they get to do what they want and enjoy
themselves. You should enjoy meeting and talking to people from
all over the world who will probably want to know a lot about
you. It’s not that hard because they will be mostly fun
loving nature lovers who will have a high standard of basic
values, just like you in fact, if you are the sort of person who
will enjoy being here. We have no road access and trips to town
are infrequent. Your leisure time will be spent doing the things
you can do at the Park. This means you must enjoy the simple
pleasures that nature has to offer. Experiencing our lifestyle
should be the most important reason for coming here. Stay length
is negotiable but long stays are preferable. A week would be a
minimum, a month would be average and some have stayed for a
year. Having said that we acknowledge that it is hard to commit
to something like this without having experienced it so a trial
period for newcomers is always assumed both, for your sakes and
ours. We have enjoyed having our helpers and they have enjoyed
being here. That is the whole point of it all. To learn more,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please email


CARETAKER WANTED IMMEDIATELY. Person/persons needed to be the
caretaker of a mini-farm in Hendersonville, NC. Duties to include
maintenance of the estate grounds and responsibility for the
complete care of five small farm animals and chickens and their
surroundings. Compensation includes a furnished, private three
bedroom/two bath house plus all utilities including cable and
phone, heat and air. Pickup truck and gas provided. Salary
$20,800 per year. Background check required. Please mail resumes

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are primarily a
small market garden cultivating less than an acre. Therefore, we
specialize in crops that bring the best yield per square foot,
such as lettuce mix, baby spinach, carrots, kale, etc. We also
grow small quantities of most of the major field crops. We sell
our products at a minimum of one farmers market per week and to
local restaurants. This season, we are also experimenting with
pastured broilers, pork, and we have a flock of 63 laying hens.
We have been growing part time for the past two years and 2010,
our third season, is the first as a full time business. We are
seeking community minded, hard working folks to work with us and
learn from the bottom in a start up operation. Minimum stay is
two weeks. We are located two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway,
35 minutes from Asheville, and 12 minutes from Sylva, a
spectacular small town. If you are interested, please email

CARETAKER POSITION available at Black Forest, in Marion, NC.
Compensation includes a base salary, onsite housing, utilities,
office space, all terrain vehicle and boat slip provided. Duties
include managing maintenance issues, overseeing daily issues on
common property, identify, manage and assist local vendors,
monitor home sites daily, communicate with owners regarding
issues in the community and problems with home sites, general
surveillance, and organize community events. Minimum
qualifications are a High School Diploma or GED, physically
capable of walking, running, ascending and descending stairs, and
able to lift up to 75lbs, excellent oral and written
communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and a
professional demeanor, and working knowledge of standard
construction practices. Desired qualifications include an
Associates Degree or higher, a background in Law Enforcement,
knowledge and experience in environmental protection, and
caretaker experience. Please send resumes to

CARETAKER POSITION available at a 128 acre retreat center under
development on the Deep River in Franklinville, Randolph County.
The caretaker gets free space to park your RV or camper in
exchange for being a presence on the land. We have beautiful
scenery here, along with trails, river and creek. Please call


A COLUMBUS, OH FAMILY is seeking a full-time Housecleaner to care
for their 8,000 square foot home. This is a formal but busy home
that requires the highest quality of care for their exquisite
furnishings and possessions. Responsibilities include detail
housecleaning, laundry and ironing, organization, and anything
else required to keep the home in pristine condition. The
children are busy teenagers, so no childcare is required.
Previous experience working in a private home and/or professional
training is a must. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience and includes nice benefits. To apply, please call

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly couple in the
Springfield, OH area, in a nice north end home. Duties will
include light housekeeping, cooking, and laundry. Personal care
for Mrs: dressing, bathing, help walking, rehabbing from fall and
surgery. Mr. is fully functional and still drives, mows own lawn
and does all household shopping. Candidate must be a cat lover
and very personable. The family lives close by and visits almost
daily. Room and board plus salary provided. There is a nice
Florida home in the winter months. Please only mature individuals
apply. Background check and references required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1pm - 9pm for more information.


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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. List of references is required
(three work; three personal).

SEEKING A MATURE INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live in a home next to a
beautiful boarding kennel in the middle of a large farm. The
kennel is staffed but we need someone to live on site so there is
a 24 hour human presence. Board is free. Home is spacious and
clean. Must be energetic, very clean, non-smoker, love animals
and appreciate their owners. Suggest outside income but it is
possible to exchange maintenance and handy-man work or kennel
work for a salary as well - depends on skills and level of
experience. This is a family business so you will represent the
family when we are not around. You must be willing to have a
background check. It is also a working farm so we have friends
and farm workers who come and go too. You'll get to know who they
are and be polite and helpful to them - also inform us of any
trespassers. You must be friendly and enjoy people. Please email

PARK HOST VOLUNTEER needed in Leaburg. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a Park Host
volunteer to assist the Park Caretaker in providing hospitality
services to park visitors. Park Hosts will promote the safe use
of Park facilities and perform limited light maintenance duties
based on Park needs and the host’s skills and interests.
Park Hosts will perform duties under the direction and assistance
of the Park Caretaker but duties will largely be performed
independently during the afternoon and evening hours and on the
Caretaker’s days off. Park Hosts are required to live on
site and is generally available for assistance. The host must
have their own RV and live on site in the park. This position is
seasonal from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A shorter duration would
be considered for the right candidate. Please visit our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on Job Openings for more

WE SEEK A COUPLE to caretake our property near Hood River, OR.
Responsibilities include mowing, weed-eating gardening, and
caring for our pets when we travel. This position will be a
trade: Fourteen hours of labor per week in exchange for rent and
utilities in a separate house on the property. To apply, please
send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE opportunity for trustworthy person with
handyman skills. Live on 20 beautiful private acres in southern
Oregon. Water, garden, orchard, no power. Need own RV and 220
generator. Cabin available under certain circumstances. Start
August 15 – May 30, 2011. Possible long-term situation. No
drugs/alcohol. References required. Please call

NICE ROOM AVAILABLE on a dairy farm on the northern Oregon Coast
(only five miles to beautiful beaches) in exchange for book
editing and yard work, from six months to a year. Please email
your resume, letter about yourself, and references to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, developing into a first class
resort, is seeking volunteers who would like to acquire
experience in the hostel and tourism business.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a backpackers resort with a deluxe
in-ground pool and Mayan-Style rancho bar and landscaped garden.
Located in a safe middle class neighborhood in the San Mateo
District of David-City, Panama. We welcome backpackers and
international travelers from all corners of the world.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking volunteers starting
immediately. Duties include light housework and other tasks. We
are ideally located near the border of Costa Rica, within an hour
of Pacific Beaches and the Fortuna rain forest. Please email Mike
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


CARETAKER WANTED for a permanent position in property maintenance
on 15 acre estate in eastern Pennsylvania. The caretaker can live
rent free in exchange for lawn and light building maintenance.
Property includes two ponds, swimming pool, and gardens to enjoy.
Applicants must be in good health, smoke and addiction free.
Living quarters are a two bedroom apartment with a deck
overlooking the pond on the estate. Couple or single person is
OK. Please provide us with as much info as possible about
yourself to be considered. Please send info to

CARETAKER WANTED. Maintain historic property in proper condition
for public tours and events. Cleaning and routine maintenance of
mansion interior with some light duties maintaining outbuildings
and grounds. Organized, physically capable, congenial,
independent individual/couple sought. Full-time residence
required in mansion. Apartment provided. No smoking. Please


BED & BREAKFAST located in the mountains of western Puerto
Rico seeking a couple (or singles) to care for gardens, animals
(including horses), kitchen, household, etc. Prefer two people
who can stay for an extended period of time. For additional
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from late August 2010 until June 2011. We
would prefer a couple, perhaps retirees, to housesit our home in
Perthshire in Scotland. The house is located in a lovely and
active village in the highlands, surrounded by mountains and at
the end of a loch. We have a fairly large garden which needs
tending and while it is a housesitting arrangement, we would
prefer that electricity, telephone, and TV license were paid for.
For more details, please email Jane at


CARETAKER NEEDED for a luxury apartment complex. We are seeking a
dependable, highly motivated, self-starting individual for a
full-time caretaker position. Hours are Monday to Friday; 8am to
5pm. Must live on-site. Salary package includes insurance (life,
medical and dental), 401K and bonuses. Please send your resume
and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or apply in
person. No phone calls please.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Andalucía, Spain for an indefinite
time period. 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

MADRID HOUSE SITTER needed, starting in June. Our requirements
are that the house sitter be reliable and this position is
probably suited for someone who has previously travelled a lot.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more details.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Puerto Lumbrerras, Murcia, Spain. Dates can
be flexible. The housesitter will be responsible for looking
after the house and garden, and three dogs! Our dogs are well
trained. We have a nice house outside the town 5,000m² and a
pool and a spa. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED with handyman skills for a Tennessee River
property. No indoor pets. 13 hours week in exchange for room, 17
hours room/board nonpaid. Please respond with skill set,
references, history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEED A MATURE HOUSESITTER for August in the Texas Hill Country. I
have a dog, two cats, a garden, and flower beds on 37 acres
looking over the Frio River. It is a remote location outside of a
small town. No smoking, no drugs. You’ll need a car. High
speed internet available, but no TV. Pay minimal, possible
additional hourly work available. Please respond to

A LOCAL HUNTING AND FISHING CLUB is looking for a caretaker.
Housing furnished with utilities. There will be a base pay, plus
hourly wage. Please send replies to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING for a reliable, and trustworthy, ranch hand and
animal/horse caretaker, for a ranch in East TX (between Athens
and Palestine). General ranch work, care for horses and animals,
as well as horse and animal barns. Applicants must be
non-smoking, and a legal resident. A criminal background check
and drug testing will be done. Weekend work required and must be
flexible with the work schedule. This is a salaried position and
housing (live-in) provided. Please mail your resume and

ASSISTANT GROUNDS CARETAKER needed in the Amarillo area. Must be
dependable, with farm equipment operation experience, and be able
to do wildlife and ranch headquarters’ yard/maintenance
work. Housing provided. Please email your resume and references

AN RV PARK on the Guadalupe River in Tivoli is in need of a
couple or single RVer on a permanent basis to manage, do lawn
care and maintenance of its RV Park. The start date is as soon as
possible. Job skills/experience is helpful but not a requirement.
RV space, utilities and satellite TV furnished for agreed-upon
limited hours. Please mail resumes to

TRADE HOUSE for chores and organic farming in the Blanco, TX
area. We are looking for an individual or couple to help us
create a sustainable farm. We have goats and chickens that need
to be fed daily, and a chicken coop cleaned as needed. The ideal
candidate would want to help us start with organically growing
produce and be willing to go to the Farmer's market weekly for a
portion of the proceeds. We have all of the necessary equipment,
tractor, tiller, drip irrigation system. Also, must be willing to
milk (two goats maximum) once a week. The property is rural, a
mile off of the asphalt, but a good road. The town is about 10
minutes away. You would be living on 25 acres by yourself.
Eventually we would like to build a few cabins to rent out
nightly or on a weekly basis. The property is in need of
landscaping and development but has rolling hills, and a lot of
oak trees. Would like to have someone who would like to develop
the property for agri-tourism. You would be living in a new two
bedroom house and have access to a workshop. Will trade house for
chores and approximately 12 hours of work per week. We will pay
for additional work hours. You need to be a self starter and
require minimal supervision. Please email a message why you feel
this is right for you to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HUSBAND/WIFE CARETAKER TEAM NEEDED for three properties located
within a 40 mile radius in the Cypress, Texas area. Primary
residence consisting of 7,000 square feet and six acres, office
and shop campus of 3.5 acres and 4,000 square foot weekend home.
Accommodations for caretaker include a newly renovated two story
cabin. Utilities and mobile phone will be paid. Salary and
benefits negotiable. Full-time position. Must have reliable
transportation. Will be busy in summer months when grass is
growing and weekend house is used. Quite a bit of leisure time in
the winter. Please fax resumes and references to

OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for a younger couple to share an
established homestead, north of Brady, TX, with an older couple.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. I have a beautiful home and 31 acres of farm
land with scenic views in Cal, Denizli, among the forest here. I
am a University Professor who previously taught at California
State University for many years and I now teach in Turkey.
Organic agriculture volunteers are expected to work only for
about four hours or less a day and the work is flexible according
to the preferences of the guests. Room and board are provided and
the guests will stay in a brand new two story duplex home. This
is like a comfortable vacation. The land has vineyards, various
fruit trees, pine trees, etc. and various agricultural crops such
as wheat, tomatoes, etc. The farm help operations may include
planting crops, irrigating the crops or harvesting crops, taking
care of soil and fruit trees, etc. This farm is quite new and a
motivated individual can also be involved in coordinating all the
organic agricultural activities in the farm and act like the farm
developer and director if he/she wishes. The volunteer will enjoy
free room and board in a totally private separate furnished
duplex (two story home) in a beautiful vacation resort like
environment and gain experience in organic farming and will get
to know a different country and a culture. Please visit
pamukkale20.com/organicfarming4.html for pictures of the houses,
farm, and forest. Please email the owner,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further information.


I'M LOOKING FOR A HOUSE SITTER for my Vermont home. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER OR COUPLE needed for a large Vermont Property.
Brush-hogging, snowplowing, field and residence maintenance and
landscaping work required. Security and discretion is paramount.
Please send a detailed resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTHERN VERMONT. Mt. Snow area organic farmette is looking for
entrepreneurial minded fun people for summer/fall. Private spot
for yurt or small RV, some room in the house. Commercial
opportunities also available. Please call


WE NEED A HOUSE SITTER for our home in the Town of Culpeper this
summer. We will be in Europe and need a trustworthy housesitter
to watch over our house and pets, and clean the pool. If you are
interested, you will need your own car, demonstrate a love for
pets, and provide at least four checkable references. After we
check references, we would like to meet and have you stay here
for one weekend, to ensure compatibility with our three dogs and
two cats. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mountain Lake area. We are looking for a female to manage one of
my homes and do lite cooking and lite computer work when I/family
(no children) are there. I would also like for them to manage the
house and grounds, etc. when we are not there. Salary and
possible housing are all negotiable. Please email your resume
with picture and references to my Assistant at


Youth Camp located on the Olympic Peninsula. This position would
be ideal for a retired couple who enjoy working in a rural
setting. Residence/amenities with duties to include the
upkeep/sanitation/maintenance of a 440 acre multi-functional
facility with buildings. Strong management skills preferred. To
apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Caretaker
Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Inquiries can call


A MILWAUKEE AREA COUPLE seeks a Household Manager to help their
home operate smoothly. Must have good cooking and cleaning
abilities, organizational skills, and pampering skills. They are
looking for someone who can become a member of the family. Salary
commensurate with abilities and training plus furnished private
accommodations and meals. To apply, please call


HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER needed for a lovely home located in
beautiful Laramie, WY from September 15 – October 15, 2010.
You will be responsible for the care of two cats and staying in
my home. You must be a cat lover! The home is over 3,000 square
feet with three bedrooms, including a master bedroom and bath on
the main floor. The location is just steps away from walking and
bike trails and a park with easy access to shopping. A golf
course is just a short drive, bike ride, or walk away. The
University of Wyoming and its many year-round cultural and
athletic events is located nearby. Please email why you think
this is right for you, and at least three checkable references to


Professional woman seeking Caretaker/Governess/Personal
Assistant position in California or Europe – other
locations will be considered - available July 1st 2010.
Implacable ethics and discretion with excellent computer skills.
EU citizenship and US residency. Excellent references available.

Looking for quiet/clean RV pad with utilities. Prefer warm
climate, southern Oregon or California. Open to light part-time

Single Woman of a certain age with fashion and style
seeking house-sitting/caretaking position most anywhere in the
world. Passport current. Mature, responsible, impeccable
references, background check welcomed. Early retirement from
private boarding school in Massachusetts. Currently in southern
Oregon. I have car if location permits. Duties negotiable in
exchange for rent-free living and (possible) salary. Please call

I'm reliable, honest, non-smoking, clean, semi-retired,
have own income and valid driver’s license. Looking for a
quiet, rural setting. Will exchange cabin, cottage or small house
plus utilities for 20 hours work. Will work extra for stipend. I
have most tools needed for small repairs, mowing, general
cleaning, pool care, minor plumbing and carpentry. Can be reached

Value Engineering Consultant available for
Facility~Property~Estate Management position: 40 years experience
in Project Management, Construction of Commercial and high end
single and multi family developments, five years of luxury
condominium facility management, estimating, all phases of
construction including mechanical, electrical HVAC, LEED,
security systems, supervision of up to 120 staff, proficient in
computer and soft ware programs, internationally traveled,
socially correct with excellent references, trustworthy without
criminal history or street drug use, clean driving record,
searching for PT or FT position for private estate. Please

Manager/Caregiver/Sitter available. Informal, single,
mature, Christian woman.  Experienced real estate, small
business, household (elderly, mentally retarded, animals). 
Simple repairs, landscaping, small pasture.  Will care for
vacation property for housing, utilities, small stipend.  Please

Retired Executive Assistant looking to housesit in Santa Fe,
NM area. I am clean, non-smoker, health conscious, and
respect my home as I would yours. Prefer long term but am
flexible. References available.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Man Dog Truck Camper. Watchdog/Caretaker for
rural/backwoods opportunity. Mature, responsible,
self-sufficient. Maintain grounds, stop trespassing, vandals,
dumping, and haul out mess for food, water, fuel. Garden, few
chickens preferred. Clean background. East Coast. Appalachia.
Will travel. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Equine Professional and Licensed Builder. Husband-wife
team seek long-term caretaker position and are open to location.
Please contact us for resumes. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Caretaker Couple seeking a home to care for in Portland
Oregon starting in July or August. We have years of
experience in property management and take pride in our work. Our
general skills include maintenance, cleaning, pet-care, organic
gardening, and managing tenants. We will consider all types of
work exchange and can commit long-term. Excellent references
available. Please contact Travis and Yvette by emailing

Wanted: Housesitting/Petsitting position on the east
coast, in quiet area. Will care for small farm animals,
plants and light housekeeping. Short term or long term. Please

Wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist looking
for private western ranch to manage. Please contact me at

Eco-friendly, trustworthy, and dependable caretakers are
now available for your estate, property, home, sanctuary, or
wellness center! Upbeat, responsible couple seeking a serene and
tranquil caretaking position in a warm climate or peaceful and
healthy environment. If you are globally conscious and care about
preserving nature and wildlife then we are just what you have
been looking for! We have experience in all facets of caretaking
from cleaning and caring for your pets to gardening, painting and
tile work and even business, spa and property management. A yoga
teacher/massage therapist, and graphic artist/web designer, who
are both creative, into health and wellness, organic gardening,
raw food and sustainable living are graciously at your service.
We have always been upstanding in our community and have
excellent references. If you want the best, please contact

Married couple seeks caretaking, property/apartment
management, or live/work in or near North Shore of Long
Island beginning in August/September or earlier. He (41) is a
very experienced organic farmer (both plants & animals),
arborist, land manager and handyman. She (38) is very experienced
in tutoring (K through Adult), in management, and in caring for
domestic pets. More about us at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please contact at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to
being of great service.

Want a job as a live-in "pet nanny" for horses and
dogs on a ranch in CA. Please call

Dog/Cat Woman will feed (this includes healthy cooking),
and give companionship to your dogs and cats in exchange for a
quiet, onsite abode. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call my cell phone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible couple, married 30+ years, looking for a house
sitter/caretaker position in Europe beginning in October 2010. We
have property management experience. We have had successful
careers in business and government. We have a strong work ethic,
are reliable, honest and are non smokers. We do gardening,
housekeeping, pet sitting, and minor home repairs. Please contact

Chef/Management Experience/Caretaker: Responsible
40-year-old married man looking for a long-term position. Over 20
years (4+ years of private service) experience as a chef and
manager. Highly skilled, imaginative, and creatively talented
with a multitude of cuisines from home-style, Modern American,
Modern and Classic French, Italian, Fusion, Vegan, Vegetarian,
and much more. I possess a can-do attitude, integrity,
organizational skills, and confidentiality. I am a hands-on
self-starter; skilled at menu planning, inventorying a house or
business, provisioning, working with vendors, running errands,
dining service, staff supervision, computer skills, and event
planning. I am also skilled in light housekeeping, plumbing, and
light carpentry; if I can’t do the job, I’ll find the
right person to get the job done. I am soft spoken, professional,
motivated, trustworthy, flexible, hard-working, and discrete.
Please contact Brian at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate Manager in Tucson, AZ seeks a full-time/part-time
position in Coronado/San Diego, CA. I have 25 years experience,
abundant references, very healthy lifestyle. Please call

Semi-retired California contractor looking for a
caretaking opportunity in the Northwest. Have resume, references,

Unique Couple: U.S. trained Emergency Medicine Physician
and trauma/critical care R.N. with extensive experience living in
remote tropical areas and Third World economies now seek
caretaking position for private island or property in Caribbean
or South Pacific. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
full resume.

Tampa/Clearwater. FL. Private Chef, 20+ years Chef
experience, seeks new position with family or corporation. Wide
range of cooking styles, tailored to your tastes and lifestyle.
Health conscious meals a specialty. Prefer live out, but will
consider seasonal travel. Please contact John at

Energetic healthy retired couple who are multi
experienced, including licensed Aqua Facility Operator, seek
position. We have experience at caretaking, managing small resort
and marinas. We are seasoned travelers and get along well with
others. Resume on request. Please call or email

Electrician, licensed, and general handyman/mechanic
available for house sitting/general maintenance. Forties,
physically fit. Interested in southern NZ, Nepal, northern India,
Costa Rica, Venezuela, October through February. Please email

Seeking Position: Exceptional person, mature, problem
solver. Degreed chef, career journalist, huge life
experience. Cooking, animal care including horses, housekeeping,
light maintenance, gardening, painting. Seeking summer, open to
longer. Prefer Rocky Mountain states or Alaska but love new and
remote locations. Need housing, salary for comprehensive
professional service. Guest, fishing lodge experience. Single
female, non-smoker, own transportation. Please email

Property management team or caretaker position wanted on
Saint Thomas, Saint John or Water Island. Experience includes
owning and leasing commercial, residential properties for greater
than 20 years. Advanced Microsoft Office user, Excel, financial
and contractual details. Skilled in all areas of physical plant
maintenance: carpentry, plumbing, machine repair, water re-use
and electrical systems management. References available. Contact

Retired couple (teacher and writer) seek
housesitting/caretaking in Alameda, California from September up
to six months. Can also trade Killington, Vermont residence.
Think Christmas in Vermont so we can welcome our first grandchild
in October. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email us

Retired Executive couple seeks housesitting or caretaking
position on southern California Coast or Palm Springs during
winter months. Will supervise staff, look after pet or garden.

In exchange for private housing, homebody writer/editor and
dog will be your reliable, helpful presence doing light
caretaking, cooking, or office-, garden-, yard-work. Contact

Need a Mature, Reliable, Honest House-Sitter? Responsible,
employed, single professional woman would like to house-sit your
home in the Littleton/Morrison/Centennial/Lone
Tree/Sedalia/Castle Rock area of Colorado, or as far north as
University of Denver. My own home is located 65 miles from my
job, and I seek to shorten the commute without selling my home. 
If you have an empty house that needs security, if you travel
extensively and would like an on-site presence, or if you are on
sabbatical and don’t want to sell your Colorado home,
perhaps we could help each other. Either furnished or unfurnished
would work, and I’m open to discussing term (length of
time). I have five years’ property management and
house-sitting experience plus many more managing vendors. I also
provide TLC to your plants, pets, mail-forwarding, etc. as needs
dictate. I live a low-key, clean, quiet lifestyle and would be
highly protective of your privacy and property. Stellar
references available; very willing to undergo a background check
if desired. If seriously interested, please contact Sue at

Hawai'i bound, and wanting to help you maintain your
property and keep it in pristine condition. Our hearts are
called to Hawai’i (Kaua’i, O’ahu, and Maui). We
are open to other oceanfront places in the world, but we’re
called spiritually to Hawai’i. We are helpful, reliable,
proactive, meticulous, extremely clean and responsible.  Healthy,
non-smoking, respectful couple with one school aged child who
reads constantly. Readers who love the ocean and outdoors. Have
run multiple households and handled all things therein. Including
indoor/outdoor maintenance. If something needs attention it gets
done. Have been located separately in California and
Massachusetts, so we would like to come together in a place of
beauty by the beach where peace is of the utmost priority. We are
a healthy conscious, conscientious family who will bring heart
and harmony to any space. He is a professional photographer, and
painting contractor with two decades of experience managing jobs,
and ensuring that the environments he has been responsible for
are maintained to the highest standards. She is a holistic
healer, and Mother with exceptional and accelerated son. We will
improve the energy in your environment and are open to offer
energetic and physical changes that would increase the energy,
health, harmony, happiness in your home and property. Helpful in
organization, decor/aesthetic or simply keeping everything the
way it is with devoted respect and care. We are open to requests,
however our preference is to find a place we can call home (at
least for the agreed upon time - longer positions preferred). We
are serious about offering our services as well as having time to
follow our passions and build on our dreams. Please call

Professional team looking for a caretaker/ranch
foreperson/manager position. Available as a team or
individually. Geographically flexible. Man currently employed as
ranch foreperson with extensive experience in orchard care,
maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds,
plumbing/irrigation, construction, road maintenance, horse and
animal care, food production, horticulture/organic gardening. Can
operate, maintain and repair all  types of equipment from heavy
to light. Woman currently employed as piano and voice teacher
willing to do housework. Both have extensive knowledge of
alternative nutrition, supplements, and food preparation.
Excellent people skills. References available. Please email

It is said in the east, "When the student is ready the
teacher will come." Apprenticeship sought by married
couple with service heart and passion to be the best. Discreet,
good instincts, with property management, event planning and
catering credentials. Seeking journeyman scenario under existing
or transitioning couple. Accepted to Household Management School
but prefer hands on refining of skill set or employer sponsored
training. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit

Active, healthy, honest, dependable, mature couple seeking
caretaking position. Experience with animals, including horses.
Inn keeping experience, grounds and building maintenance,
gardening, general handyman skills including basic carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, mechanical skills, and masonry. Also
skilled in customer service, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning,
sewing etc. Non smoking/ no pets/ no children/ no drugs or
drinking. Would need housing and a small salary. South, South
West area preferred or any warmer climate. For more information
and references please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a long term property manager position. I have
experience with all aspects of ranch management. Including
livestock and horses, grazing, irrigation, watershed restoration,
wildlife management, tree care, gardening, road building,
equipment operation and maintenance, plumbing, building and
grounds maintenance. Can work alone and/or manage people.
Responsible and friendly, please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message at

Christian, homeschooling family in search of a dream. 
Hardworking, caring, honest and dependable family with 12+ years
extensive experience in animal care/farming desires a position in
a quiet, peaceful, rural location. We are very interested in
natural living, organic farming, renewable energy and off grid
living. We have many skills to offer and are eager to learn new
ones as well as we travel through this life adventure. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us! Prefer
position within one hour of Sidney, NY but others will be

Retired couple with RV looking to caretake a small RV
Park, or take care of your pets, etc. Be your ears and eyes
while you're away, in exchange for a full RV hookup. Thank you.

New York – Hudson Valley / Catskills –
Experienced caretaker looking for a caretaker / property
management position in upstate New York. Experience with both
private estates and business properties. Hands on maintenance and
management skills. Currently residing in the mid-Hudson Valley
region. Resume and references available upon request. Contact by

Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii! Seeking a caretaking or housesitting
opportunity in or around Waimea (Big Island). I have plenty
of experience and local, quality references available. I am an
energetic Mom, early 40's, (teens to attend HPA), great
interest~experience in animals, gardening, farming, organization,
cleaning, maintaining and administrative assistance. Relocating
July 1st. Much aloha, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward
to hearing from you!

South Florida Team - Husband and wife team – forty -
year homeowners seek medium-to-long-term assignments in South FL.
Trustworthy – reliable – educated homeowners best
describe us. We love animals and gardening. Please call us at

Consider caretaker team-up. Private room available with
full house privileges in a quiet, rural Montana home with a
retired man. Prefer a single female who is actively health
conscious and enjoys solitude, nature, photograph, greenhouse,
rustic-hobbies. Caretaker responsibilities will be in the
greenhouse and general yard maintenance. Activities include
beautiful mountain climbs, hikes, biking, winter snowshoeing,
canoeing, fishing, feed wildlife and trips to Glacier National
Park. No drugs, no smoking. Please contact: AF Retired, 10 Rose
Woods Lane, Noxon, MT 59853 with a letter about yourself and why
you might be interested in living here, or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 9pm MST, or leave a message.  

Mature Experienced caretaker/house sitter with current
references seeking minimum of one year position in California
starting Summer of 2010. Freelance commercial artist/designer
quiet, clean, non-drinker, non-smoker, kind to animals, gardener.
Former home owner in beautiful Proctor Heights, Santa Rosa,
California now living in Hawaii. Salary and separate living
quarters desired. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hard-working, experienced innkeeping/property mgmt/caretaking
couple seeks full-time position in the Pacific Northwest or
Southwest. For complete information, please visit

Gifted Gardener and Massage Therapist, Experienced
Caretaker; mature, caring, responsible woman envisioning being
part of Holistic Community/Retreat center/Eco venue in
Europe/America. I have many talents and experience to contribute.
I love nature, animals, healing arts and a down to earth life.
English, German, Spanish spoken. Available long-term - the latest
by fall, short-term July - September possible. Thank you for

Great Couple seeking property caretaking position in the
mountains or near water. We are 58 and 60, with husband being a
long time carpenter, former YMCA camp facilities director and
very skilled in maintenance too. Wife is a former secretary, with
front-desk inn experience also. Have 30' travel trailer and some
great pets. Need a paying position with kind, caring employer. No
grumps please! Available August 1, 2010. Please email

Caretaker - published artist seeking work exchange
opportunity. Avid dog/animal lover.  Exchange could include
personal assistant, gardening, yard work, pool maintenance,
computer skills, research, even house cleaning, house sitting.
College degreed teacher but love physical work as well as
intellectual. I have remodeled three homes. Skilled at painting,
construction repairs, minor electrical/plumbing, interior and
landscape design. 18 years as artist assisting top interior
designers in Phoenix. I’m looking for place to live that
will provide residence and some time for writing and artwork.
Will need income either working for you or in nearby town. I like
my quiet time for art, reading and spiritual learning as well as
time with dogs, but am not a hermit either. Sexual orientation
should be a non-issue. Preference for AZ, CA, NM, OR, WA, Austin,
Dallas, or Vancouver, but open to suggestions… even
overseas. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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