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                            THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 184th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                           Volume 31, Number

July/August 2013                                ISSN


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Caretaking Adventure in a Spanish Cave House 
-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
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CARETAKER WANTED. Searching for a responsible couple to maintain
a private lodge in the wilderness of southwest Alaska from the
end of August - June. Private cabin, phone/internet and TV
available, and great fishing. Must be drug and alcohol free,
physically fit, flexible and appreciative of a remote life style.
Some experience with small motors and cutting firewood is
helpful. This salaried position has year round potential. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

SPEND A YEAR AT A FLY-IN Paradise! Beautiful remote off grid
lodge/retreat seeks a compatible couple to caretake. Needed now
through September 1st to train and to become familiar with the
area and tasks. In September remain solely in charge throughout
the winter, especially during April 2014 when yearly fuel is
delivered. Must be financially secure, have your own health
insurance and be looking for the adventure of a lifetime. Room,
board and in-flight from Fairbanks provided. Must be familiar 
with  basic  carpentry,  plumbing, electrical, small engines, off
road vehicles and computers. Basic understanding of off-grid
systems (generators, inverters, and battery systems) extremely
helpful. Must possess wilderness survival skills including first
aid and have a good positive mental outlook to endure isolation.
Self-motivation is essential, as well as the ability to follow
instructions. Applicants must have neat, orderly personal and
work habits in caring for this property. Hobbies useful. No
health or dietary constraints, non-smoking, without alcohol or
drug problems and be in physically fit condition (a background
check will be required). Owners to come and go as needed.
Recompense for September - May to be discussed depending on
skills. Please email a full resume and references to

ALASKAN OPPORTUNITY awaits a high energy couple or two singles.
General maintenance and farm projects on an amazing 600 acre
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX family homestead. 'High tunnel'
garden planting, berry patches, maintain small orchard, lawns,
flower beds. Gather wood, coal. Building projects galore; cabins,
sheds, shop. Person experienced with farm equipment, chainsaw,
and carpentry tools, preferred. You will have a place to live and
basic foods. You can learn wild food harvesting, fishing, food
preservation (drying, smoking, canning, and freezing). Negotiable
wage for over 30 hours/week. Also separate maid service/PR
position for vacation rental (sleeps 10) and small on-site
museum. Board, basic foods and 10% of bookings. Other jobs also
available in the area. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LOOKING FOR A HOUSE/CAT-SITTER with references for my Sedona home
starting June 15 and lasting for about three months. If
interested, please write to me and explain why you would be great
for my home, garden, and three cats. If you don’t love
cats, please don’t bother responding. Must provide
references. Please email your info to 

CARETAKERS WANTED for an 18 acre "John Wayne" style
ranch in southern AZ. "Hacienda Los Pajaros" is nestled
amongst gentle rolling hills covered with magnificent mesquite
trees near Arivaca, AZ. Duties include gardening, grounds
keeping, and general maintenance along with caring for three
dogs, one cat, and a talking parrot. The interior of the house
must be maintained in pristine condition for realtor showings.
Approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week in exchange for
free rent in the ranch headquarters main house, approximately
2,000 sq. ft., furnished. Two bedrooms, three baths, office and
great room. House has a 7KW solar system which covers 50% of
electric bill. Raised bed for growing your own veggies, irrigated
water provided by well. Private secluded living yet close to
amenities and easy access. Pictures available upon request. The
start date will be ASAP. Please email

CARETAKER NEEDED. I have two homes – one in southern
Arizona where I spend the majority of my time, and my other home
is in Florida. I have a 40-acre ranch with my main Arizona home,
three barns, and one home for the caretaker, and a workshop.
Tasks include equipment and grounds maintenance (tractor, golf
carts, all vehicles, generators, blowers, fences, lights, fans,
etc.). Basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. Welding
skills would also be a plus. Errands, projects, overseeing
vendors. Weekly schedule is five days, eight hours per day, and
on-call for any emergencies. Compensation includes salary
($35,000 - $40,000 range, negotiable) plus use of the 2,500 sq.
ft. caretaker home on site!). You will also need to travel to my
Florida home at least twice a year. Please have a minimum of
three years experience, and email your resume and provide at
least three checkable professional references to 


Hello, are you the same Caretaker Gazette that used to be in
Texas? Please let me know. I’d like to mail in my
subscription renewal, but I would like to make sure that you are
the same publication which had been publishing from Texas.
Thanks, J. L., Albany, NY

Thanks for asking Jim! Yes, we are the same Caretaker Gazette
– we recently relocated to Seattle, Washington. Our new
mailing address is:

The Caretaker Gazette, 1700 7th Avenue, Suite 116 # 260, Seattle,
WA 98101.

Our new phone number is: (206) 462-1818.  
Hello Gary and Gazette staff, please keep the incredibly
wonderful Caretaker Gazette coming our way! Here is our renewal
payment for another three years. We’ve been caretaking for
more than five years at what we think is the most beautiful
property anyone could ever imagine. It's a perfect place to raise
our children and home school them.  Our position is what some
might think is a bit isolated. It's the ideal situation for me
but for my wife and teenage daughter, it’s often a
frustration (no major stores within 50 miles!). We’ve been
learning to live a simpler way of life with only generator power.
 We stay in touch with the larger world with cell and internet.
We’ll keep searching your Gazette to see what's out there.
Who knows? Maybe we'll find something that’s even more
beautiful than this place. Thanks for your fantastic Gazette.
Keep up the good work! J. and L. H., O Brien, OR

John and Laura, after five years there, it sounds like
you’re ready to make the next move. I’m sure that,
through the Gazette, you’ll find another location that will
be as nice as what you have there!

Dear Gary, just wanted to take a moment to thank you for sending
out our "situations-wanted" ad in one of your email
broadcasts. We have made a few interesting contacts and
discussions are ongoing regarding a caretaking position for us.
We really appreciate what you do. Thank you so very much!
Sincerely, L. and D. S., Ellicott City, MD

Doug and Lisa, glad to hear that your situations wanted ad is
producing good results! Our subscriber list of property owners
who want to find qualified property caretakers and housesitters
continues to grow.  This includes quite a few celebrity and
well-known property owners who, for privacy reasons, don’t
advertise anywhere but prefer to have their staff contact our
subscribers directly.

I responded to a Gazette ad and was accepted for a housesitting
position for this summer. I would like to thank you so very much.
I have been lucky to find such great summer positions every time
I responded to an ad in the Gazette. You provide such a needed
service to people like me who might be at a loss without it for
finding acceptable work. I continue to highly recommend you every
chance I get.  Both as a subscriber and for help wanted
situations. Thanks again. Take care, B. G., Saint Petersburg, FL

Hi Bette, thanks for writing. We have a lot of school teachers
and other subscribers who use the Gazette during their vacation
time. I’m glad you’ve been able to use the Gazette to
find summer situations that fit in with your schedule.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission.
Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

Contact Information
If you need to reach us to place an advertisement, or renew your
subscription, please contact: The Caretaker Gazette, 1700 7th
Avenue, Suite 116 # 260, Seattle, WA 98101.
phone: (206) 462-1818 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. 
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Mailing Label Placement on Envelope Specialist, and Lincoln (our
dog) - Envelope Sealer.

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are: $29.95/year, or $49.95/two years, or $69.95/three years.
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ads and $20 for boxed, green-screened ads. 2) Display ads start
at $65 for a 2¼" wide by 1½" height sized
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Banner ads on www.caretaker.org start at only $55/month. Please
note that, because of the limited ad space available in each
issue of The Caretaker Gazette, we normally sell out of ad space
early. We do everything on a first come first placed basis. 

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PATAGONIA CALLING! Personal assistant, caregiver and companion
needed in the Andes of Northern Patagonia for a 64-year old woman
with Multiple Sclerosis. A minimum of a one month commitment
required, three months or longer, appreciated. I am an artist and
an experienced horsewoman. My ranch is located in a non-tourist
part of Patagonia, nestled in the foothills of the Andes, in the
heart of the real Gaucho culture. From April 15 until December, I
am renting a house in San Martin de Los Andes. This is a
volunteer opportunity. In exchange for basic food and housing,
you will be my personal assistant. Duties include, but are not
limited to: personal care, occasional housekeeping and cooking,
helping me get around, administrative work, help with my MS
challenges, and when at the horse farm--occasional help with the
horses. It is important that we enjoy each other’s company.
This is not always an easy position, but it is life changing.
Free time to be arranged as needed and wanted, as I have
caregivers Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. You should have a
mastery of English; Spanish would be a major plus, computer
skills with graphic design knowledge, a plus, a driver’s
license, and the ability to drive a manual/stick-shift truck.
Please visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
email a description of why you are interested, something about
yourself, and a photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you
for your interest.  


CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. This opportunity is available for a
couple. We are located 90kms east of Cloncurry, in Gulf Country,
Queensland. Duties include all facets of cattle work with mostly
bikes and general maintenance on two properties. Grader and
Loader experience would be an advantage. There is no local school
available. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARMSITTERS WANTED in the Inverell/Moree area. Just seeing what
is available at this stage. Looking for a couple with some rural
experience who reside in the Northern Tablelands or North West
Slopes and Plains to housesit a farm from time to time, maybe for
a week or maybe for two weeks or so in order that we can get
away. Our house is on a farm 20 kilometers from two medium sized
town and 80 kilometers from Inverell. Obviously, this would only
be suitable for persons living in the above mentioned areas but
all queries replied to. This will start until July/September
2013. The only duties would be looking after dogs and keeping an
eye on cattle and also a little garden watering. The times we
would want to get away would be negotiable to fit in with what
other arrangements you may have. For more details, please email 

A CARETAKER is required to support staff on two cattle properties
(Longreach and Winton) for approximately six months. Duties will
include checking water points and mustering on bikes. A wage plus
accommodation will be supplied. For more information, please call

committee of volunteers to service a facility for the rural
community. We are seeking expressions of interest for this
caretaker position. The caretaker will be responsible for the
grounds and building maintenance cleaning and other general
duties. Residence in lieu of 20 hours per week, available with
commencement. Would be suitable for a semi or retired couple. A
short order cook would be an advantage. References, criminal
history check and Ochre card required. For further info and
position descriptions please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thank you.

RESORT CARETAKER needed in Maleny, Queensland. You will be
required to manage the day-to-day operations of a 138-site
manufactured over-50’s home park. Key responsibilities
include: Undertaking and supervising: all landscaping and garden
maintenance duties (lawn mowing, weeding, etc.), cleaning and
maintaining all common areas in a first class state of repair,
assisting with the sales of new and established homes to our
target market, maintaining the front office and performing all
administrative tasks associated with operating the park. The
successful candidates will present well, have excellent
communication skills and be able to undertake physical work.
Experience in real estate or manufactured home sales is
desirable. The opportunity is tailor-made for a hardworking
couple. Remuneration includes a competitive salary plus onsite
accommodation. Mail applications to The Director,

CARETAKER NEEDED for light duties including cleaning in exchange
for a one bedroom fully air-conditioned unit, plus small
remuneration. We are located in the Canberra area. Please call

CARETAKER REQUIRED from August 22 until October 2, 2013 for our
300 acre property at Gooram, 15 minutes from Euroa, Victoria
(approximately 160 km north of Melbourne). We have some cattle,
sheep, alpaca and two dogs, along with a comfortable four
bedroom, centrally heated house with a large garden. For more
information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For photos, please visit


LIVE IN COUPLE NEEDED for a hands-on capable handyman/gardener
and housekeeper/cook position in sunny San Diego, California.
Separate one-bedroom, one bath, ocean view cottage, plus board
and salary included. This position has a five day work week. No
butlers, Managers, smokers, pets, children, or excessive booze.
If interested, please send your resume and salary requirements to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “San Diego
Position” in the Subject Line. Thanks.

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in northern California seeks a
caretaker or business partner. Carpentry, plumbing, permaculture
and/or orchard skills a plus. Riverfront, fruit orchard,
garden/farm space, rafting, swimming, telephone, DSL. You can see
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For more info, please send

A LARGE ESTATE IN SANTA BARBARA is in need of a qualified
Household Manager. You must know how to take care of fine
furnishings, proper serving techniques, hand laundry techniques,
supervising a large staff of nine housecleaners, four laundry
staff, two chefs, etc. Would prefer a graduate of Professional
Domestic Institute. Must have previous household experience on a
large estate. Must have a kind nature with staff. A furnished
cottage plus great salary offered. Must be able to travel with
employer when needed. Must have an excellent work history, no
smoking, no drugs, honest and dependable. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration along with a
recent photo and a copy of your driver’s license to

caretakers. References required. You will have flexible hours,
and a motor home, water and propane will be provided with a small
stipend. Prefer a retired person; couples are OK. Flexible
schedules are possible. You will need a high clearance vehicle
and love of roughing it! Please email


HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Oakville, Ontario. Job responsibilities
include: responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the
general appearance of the whole residence, care of fine
furnishings, finishes, delicate surfaces, washing, ironing,
steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics,
making beds and ironing sheets, organizing and managing household
inventories and closets, menu-planning, meal preparation and
service, general errand running, including grocery shopping and
dry cleaning, transportation of children to and from school and
activities, assistance with private and social events, walking
the dog, and handling of special requests and related duties as
needed. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience
working full-time in a private service. Salary from $35,000 to
$40,000 per year (in Canadian dollar, gross), depending on
experience. Please email your resume and references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Southern Alberta is looking for
two teams of friends and/or couples to join us for our 2013
summer season. Must be available to work mid-June to mid-October.
Duties include light food preparation, housekeeping and guest
services. Typical shifts are 10 days on - 10 days off but this
can be flexible. The daily wage is $100 plus gratuities per day
which includes room and board while on shift. Love of the great
outdoors, a sense of humor and a willingness to learn are an
asset. Non-smokers preferred. Please send resumes to

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Beaconsfield, Quebec. You will be
responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general
appearance of the whole residence, care for fine furnishings,
finishes and delicate surfaces, washing, ironing, steaming and
linen care, including washing delicate fabrics, making beds and
ironing sheets, organizing and managing household inventories,
dinner menu-planning, preparation and service, fridge and pantry
supply management, scheduling and supervision of household
installations, trades and vendors for interior and exterior and
seasonal projects, plant watering. General errand running,
including grocery shopping and dry cleaning, and handling of
special requests and related duties as needed. The job
requirements are a minimum of two years experience working
full-time in a private household, good English communication
skills (mandatory), experience in hands-on household work and
knowledge of all areas of property cleaning and organizing, good
culinary skills, able to prepare simple healthy meal, and have
the flexibility to work outside of strict job description
parameters. Must like children and have a valid driver's license
with a clean record. Need to have a current legal working status
in Canada. Must be honest and self-starter. The salary is $30,000
per year (in Canadian dollar, gross). Please email your resume

HOUSESITTER WANTED at a remote ranch in the interior of British
Columbia starting in June 2013 for three to six months. I am
looking for a house/pet-sitter to care for our Purebred Siberian
Huskies. They all live outside, are very friendly and lovable.
The house plants will need to be watered from time to time. We
live on a 350 acre remote ranch. We do however have every modern
feature to the home. We offer a private self contained modern
apartment for the housesitter. Please email


of Paluato. This small Dutch-Colombian foundation is always
looking for volunteers who want to help in our little
kindergarten or who want to organize activities with the children
of this little village (such as English, computer or art classes
or all different kinds of sports or cultural activities). The
local football and volleyball teams can always use some support.
We are currently increasing our range of activities and have
started a program for childcare and teaching in the neighboring
village of Quamaral. The local teacher has requested English
lessons, so she can give better classes herself in the future.
All ages are welcome; the costs for accommodation (including
water, gas and electricity) and meals are 203,000 Col peso or
$112 dollars per week. You will work and stay in a very poor
village called Paluato. Only some houses are connected to the
water network and electricity is unreliable. The locals are
welcoming, lovely and have positive Colombian families. Only one
of the hosts speaks English. In the village, the only useful
language is Spanish. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.


CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE for a full-time farm intern to work
with animals and the land in a conscious environment in Loveland,
Colorado. Includes on-the-job training, experiential learning and
opportunities for leadership. This internship is a great
work/trade with accommodations, daily gourmet meals, monthly
stipend and many amenities in a conscious community, wellness
resort and conference center. For more information please visit

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to fill a
housekeeping/cook position for our Colorado Guest
Ranch/Outfitting Lodge. Must have valid driver’s license
and be able to pass a background check. The job is available now
until mid-November. Duties include cabin cleaning, food prep,
laundry and light maintenance. No couples or pets. Must live on
site. Salary is $1,000 per month, plus bonus and tips, and Room
& Board. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN SECURITY GUARD wanted. You will get free rent just for
living here. No salary, so you must have your own income. Please

LIVE-IN HELP NEEDED for an older lady with a Chihuahua, who is
located in Nunn, CO, a small, rural agricultural town, north of
Greeley. Need someone for four 24-hour days to seven 24-hour
days. A car, cash, food and housing will be provided. To apply,

honest, reliable, non-smoking, person needed for a permanent
position as assistant caretaker/forestry worker for a Mountain
Retreat in the Colorado Rockies. A farm background is highly
preferred. Forestry - Experience with forestry work including
cutting/slashing with a chainsaw and grubbing. Forestry degree
desirable, but not required. Structures - Responsibility for
operating and maintaining residential structures (plumbing,
electrical, heating and ventilation, carpentry, painting, etc.).
Equipment/Vehicles – Experience with/aptitude for
operating, servicing, and maintaining vehicles, equipment, and
small engines (dump truck, backhoe, dozer, motor grader, track
skid steer, automobiles, etc.). Horses - Prior experience with
horses and their care/exercise desirable. On site housing
provided, plus salary and bonus. Please email resumes to

I AM LOOKING FOR A HANDY SINGLE person or a couple who can
prepare and then manage an artist's hermitage in the country near
Dolores, Colorado. Needs at the outset will include packing up
and cleaning the house and grounds, digging pipe into a septic
system for a caretaker’s residence, and landscaping. After
that, basic maintenance and cleaning between guests plus possible
cooking for those who want it will be needed. The first part will
be an exchange of labor for a place to live. Thereafter
remuneration will be based on net profits from the hermitage.


SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED RESPONSIBLE caretaking couple with great
work ethics, good attitude and flexibility for long-term
caretaker/housekeeper for multiple homes on lakeside property in
mid-state Connecticut town. Applicants will need a background in
grounds care, flower gardening, landscaping, bush trimming, home
and equipment maintenance and housekeeping. Must be nonsmoking
with no pets, dependable and able to work unsupervised. Five day
work week required. 40 plus acre Estate. We will supply a large,
beautiful lakeside home (off site) free of charge. We pay all
utilities (electrical, water, sewer, and internet). We provide a
car with gas, maintenance and insurance and all tools necessary
to perform the job. Modest salary along with food allowance. The
housekeeper will clean main house of 8,000 square feet plus a
second home of 6,000 square feet and guest house of 1,000 square
feet. Food shopping, occasional driving of children to school.
Nine grandsons off and on the property. Must take pride and
pleasure in tending to a beautiful home and property. This is a
long-term position. Married couple with or without children (two)
encouraged to apply. Background investigation will be done.
Driver’s license required. Expected to be treated more like
family than servants. References required. Please submit your

the beautiful Berkshire Hills. Seeking a mature couple with
excellent references to live in a one bedroom apartment with
separate entrance in return for grounds maintenance and
housekeeping. Our house is a beautiful six bedroom 1790 colonial
on 26 acres. It has recently been magnificently restored after a
fire in December 2011. We have grown children and grandchildren
who visit. This has been our country home for over 30 years. The
job requires a minimum of twenty hours of work per week (10 hours
per person) for basic chores in exchange for the apartment with
heat and all utilities. Additional work will be compensated
accordingly. Candidates should be debt free and have some
financial security such as pensions and investments. Candidates
for the job must have good health, be energetic and meticulous in
maintaining the house and property. Candidates should love
animals and may have a well-behaved pet of their own.
Enthusiastic vegetable gardeners are particularly welcome, as
there is plenty of room for your own garden. Additional desirable
skills include cooking and hospitality skills, horticultural
knowledge, carpentry and mechanics. Assistance with an elderly
man with Alzheimer’s also needed. Other part-time
employment off-premises is possible. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX giving your experience and


can mingle daily with the beautiful Campesino people, make
lifelong friends and participate in a style of living that
changes them forever. Volunteering and interning at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers you the unique opportunity to
feel and become a part of the magic and beauty of this
infrequently visited area of Costa Rica.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an environmental learning and
sustainable living center, rural sanctuary and lodge located in
and on the edge of the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa
Rica’s beautiful Puriscal County. To learn more and to
apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed. With stunning views of El Valle de
General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains, including Mount
Chirripo, our agricultural ecological farm is well named. It is
situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San
Jose. The farm is run by a family of five:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our farm is twelve acres in extent,
and accommodates horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit
trees, grass for forage, several crop species, spring-water
wells, an area of rainforest, red worm composting for soil
regeneration, a biogas digester and a pond. As a volunteer on the
farm we provide lodging and three meals a day in exchange for
roughly five to six hours of work. You can stay in one of four
cabins on the second floor with two bunk beds each; and there is
also space available for tents. The work will include
construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil
conservation, and maintenance of medical plants, using and
producing organic fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells,
and harvesting crops. The work is at times challenging, but
volunteers have invariably found it stimulating and rewarding.
You will need to be reasonably fit for some of the work.
Volunteers will not have to work very early in the morning nor
late at night. The working schedule, though intense, is intended
to be exhilarating, not exhausting. For more information please
view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX always welcomes volunteers who wish
to join the community and help out! We are an organic farming
community located on a beautiful mountainside overlooking the
town of Vilcabamba, in Loja Ecuador. We aim to regenerate a small
(10 hectares) piece of degraded land into a self-sufficient farm
using permaculture design principles. We provide opportunities
for learning about permaculture and living off the land as well
as a beautiful space for meeting new people, reading, yoga, and
meditation. The farm is always growing and we are open to
collaborating with volunteers to create and implement new
projects. We’ve built a community kitchen, a dormitory that
sleeps as many as six, three bedroom cabins, a yurt bedroom, a
water tank, composting toilet, greenhouses, and orchard and
agro-forestry gardens. There is a $50 per week fee and covers all
food, laundry, tool and material expenses at the Camp. We work
five days per week, for five hours per day. Private rooms
available for couples. Telephone service, but no internet access
(however, there is internet access in town). If you have any
other questions, or wish to confirm that you will be coming,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from outside of Ecuador). Note that
we do have phones, but no internet at the farm. For frequently
asked questions, go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DOG/HOUSESITTING position available in South Bucks. A regular
dog/housesitter three times a year for a five-year-old lab and
nine-year-old peke. There is easy access to the woods and a
compact house. References required. Please mail your resume and

LIVE IN GARDENER needed in rural Essex, part-time (18 hours per
week) for £6.000 per annum plus a private, self-contained
cottage inclusive of all utility bills. Working and living in
this beautiful setting our client requires an experienced
gardener to maintain an established garden (five acres) and a
substantial wood and land site. Ideally suited to semi-retired
person seeking a rural living. Duties will include: grass mowing,
raking, and weed control. Maintaining herbaceous plants. Tree and
timber maintenance (there is a large woodland site on premises).
Pruning, and wildlife maintenance required. Maintenance of
allotments and flowers (all produce shared between you and the
proprietors). During periods of proprietor's absence ensure all
security systems are in good working order - regularly check and
test alarms. Care of the family’s pet dogs during periods
of absence. Please mail your resume and references to

COUPLE REQUIRED in southwest Dorset. A large, beautiful Estate on
the Jurassic coast requires an energetic and organized couple who
are looking for long-term employment. Duties include Housekeeper
for the Manor, and managing, cleaning and maintaining three
holiday rentals and organizing snack baskets for approx 16
shooting days. Cleaning the Manor and school runs for our
children, aged 17, 15 and 12. Occasional gardening and work with
the Estate maintenance staff. This is a relaxed environment, with
charming and cozy furnished three-bedroom cottage. Generous pay
and holidays. Impeccable references and clean driving licenses
required. Starting ASAP. To apply, please email your resume and

MODERN ONE BEDROOM flat available in Hertfordshire village. This
is a self contained unit with all services supplied. We require
housework, gardening, driving, etc. This would be suitable for a
recently retired/semi-retired couple. Please call

A PRIVATE HOUSE in Chelsea seeks a live-in under butler. The main
duties will vary from on-site security, driving, car valeting,
outside maintenance, service and ideally some catering. This
would be a perfect opportunity for someone to get their foot on
the ladder in private service. The position is working under a
house manager and alongside a team of four in a formal house.
Previous experience in the hospitality industry is important.
Salary will be dependent on experience. Candidates must have
an-up-to-date CRB check and at least two contactable referees.
All nationalities considered. Please mail your resume and


CARETAKER/COUPLE wanted in Lake County, FL. Looking for a
husband/wife team to work at our property. The ideal couple would
have experience in general building maintenance, mowing,
cleaning/housekeeping, etc. also including care of animals.
Accommodations are available for a live-in position. Please send
your complete resume and any pertinent information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Be sure to list relevant experience,
salary requirements and references as we are presently accepting

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING for a worker with their own RV at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a county park. We offer an RV site,
internet, and basic television provided in exchange for
approximately 20 hours a week of park duties. Duties include the
opening and closing the park gate, cleaning the restrooms, and
emptying the trash containers, with minimal park rules
enforcement. The park is a beautiful county owned park, with over
900 acres, walking trails, fishing, and boat ramp, playground,
and picnic pavilions. The county employees maintain the mowing
and general maintenance of the park. A minimum stay of three
months is required. Please contact me for more information:

LIVE RENT-FREE in the southwest Florida Everglades. This is a
secluded, quiet area inside a forest of large cypress trees. I
have two dogs and five cats. I need a companion having the
qualities of honesty, peacefulness, self-motivation, animal
loving, being a good cook, and assist in daily living. If
interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


A SINGLE OR COUPLE with their own transportation is needed for a
Super Bed & Breakfast in Basse, Normandy in exchange for five
mornings gardening. Can be a short stay or long stay, through
July. Please mail your resume and references to

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for six to twelve months in the
beautiful South of France, located 30 km from Nice, and 40 km to
Cannes. Need the housesitter to start in mid-August 2013. Please
email Ulrike for further information at


WANT A QUIET LIFE ON A HORSE FARM? We are looking for a (semi)
retired couple who would work approximately 3.5 hours per day.
You can live for free in a 1,000 sq. ft., two bedroom, two
bathroom, plus, cabin mostly furnished with all modern equipment
in return for feeding horses and maintaining the grounds. We have
eight horses, mostly in pastures and come up for feeding and
grooming in the AM plus PM. You should be self-sufficient with
income plus insurance. Extra work will be compensated. We have a
60 acre farm with walking and riding trails, a fish pond, and the
pool will be available. We are located 25 minutes west of
Augusta, GA. Must be able to take charge - as independent
contractor (Cash stipend). Please call


I AM LOOKING FOR DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala starting early September, 2013 for seven weeks. The
village is only accessible by boat so this requires a certain
degree of agility/mobility. You pay about $20 a month for
electric, $20 a month Internet and $15 for gas (two months) as
well as walk Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. The property does better with
some care. A gardener comes 10 hours a week and he knows how to
keep busy on his gardening opportunities, which are boundless. A
housecleaner comes on Wednesday mornings. There is a rental
cottage next door. Currently, it is occupied and causes you no
work and September/October is the slow season. If it was to
become available, I'd ask you to help out in terms of meeting new
tenants with key and calling the housecleaner. I've had
8-year-olds and their moms, 65-year-old retired men, a couple in
their late 30's, single women, and an array of people stay here.
Again, this somewhat remote location with boat access only is not
to all tastes. Life here is somewhat physical with the boat
passage, walking, etc. It’s not for everyone. The most
important criteria are a dog lover who has respect for the house
and dog and the awareness of the responsibility that comes with
them. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, kitchen, hot water
shower, washing machine and is approximately 900 sq. ft. The
property is fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house. It is
a five minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic groceries can
be bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must be bought in
Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. I'm also looking for someone
from mid April through early July 2014.  Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.


AN ECOVILLAGE on East Maui is looking for caretakers. Three month
minimum.  Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAUI - Caretaker wanted for an isolated property in the Hana
District of Maui. This is a breathtakingly beautiful wilderness
location far from power lines, crowds and stores. Light farming,
mowing, clearing, infrastructure maintenance in exchange for
simple but peaceful living accommodations and a small salary. A
single or couple is OK. Must enjoy animals, gardening and apiary,
and have experience operating and maintaining a tractor and
independent power and water systems. Looking for a happy,
energetic self-starter who appreciates solitude and loves natural
life, and will find happiness in the challenge of producing
natural food in a rain forest. References and resume required.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a permanent caretaker.
This person will live in the middle of the large orchard area of
about seven acres. The work will be caretaking three orchards,
some building and the maintenance of two buildings, one
greenhouse and some smaller buildings, sauna and land-bathrooms.
We are looking for someone who wants to live off grid and likes
to live simply with nature. You will need to be in good health
and able to lift 40lb and know how to work focused. This person
should be knowledgeable in forest maintenance, weedwacking,
gardening, building, maintenance, small motors, and just
generally handy and interested in a simple life, close to nature
and four miles from the nearest village of Pahoa on the big
island of Hawaii. You can grow your own vegetables and dakini
gardens maintains winter citrus fruits orchards, some bananas,
avocados etc. This is a long-term position, which after the first
initial three months will evolve in a low key quiet life within
nature. Please don’t apply if you need loud music, lots of
parties, lots of people, and endless trips to town. This is for
the person who enjoys hearing the birds, the rain, and the wind,
who likes making a campfire and likes looking at the night skies
with all the stars. Who truly wants to come back to a simpler
life. I hope to hear from you, as I know you are out there.

experience in landscaping, gardening, tree planting, vegetable
growing, construction, housekeeping, guest services and event
planning. No drinkers, smokers, or meat eaters. Live/work trade
opportunity in Hawaii. No stipend but awesome opportunity for
revenue share depending on productivity and resourcefulness.
Serious inquiries only. Please respond with a cover letter,
resume or your work experience and references via email. Prefer
animal lovers, but no animals are allowed in the house, so please
keep this in mind if you have pets. We currently have one outside
cat on the property. Must have Interest in alternative medicine
and holistic health. Must be available ASAP. This position is for
two people. Please no solo inquiries. Please email 

CARETAKER WANTED in Remote Waipio Valley, Hawaii. We are looking
for a couple for our riverfront three acre property, in exchange
for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor in landscaping and
building. You will live in separate caretaker’s quarters.
The owners don't live on the property and you are on your own.
4WD car and references required. Cell phone/internet hookup on
site. No smokers. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEDS VOLUNTEERS will have the unique opportunity to work in the
hot spring capital of the world, Hveragerði; where we will
work with the municipality from August 4 – 18, 2013.
Hveragerði is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its
name from the Icelandic word for hot spring, hver. The work will
mainly be making and maintaining hiking paths that lead up to the
Reykjadalur and Ölfusdalur valleys. Other tasks may be
cleaning up and light maintenance in the area. The work is
physically demanding and volunteers need to be motivated to work
outdoors and to be flexible to work in all the diverse tasks
connected with the project. Volunteers should be prepared for
cold or rainy weather since the work takes place outdoors. SEEDS
volunteers will be staying in a local house/school; volunteers
will sleep on mattresses on the floor and need to bring their own
sleeping bag. We will be provided with food and be in charge as
sharing the duties of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the
international evening. SEEDS volunteers will be having their
daily bath at the swimming pool Laugaskarð which was for many
years the country’s largest pool. It is renowned for its
lovely setting as well as excellent facilities, including hot
pots, whirlpool pot, sunlamps, and a natural steam bath. The pool
is heated with steam coming directly from the ground and many
consider it to be good for your health. Hveragerði is located
45 Km from Reykjavik, and may be seen from the vantage point of
the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000
year-old lava field. Throughout the years, pillars of steam from
the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of
the ground. In summer the town is truly a green community,
abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas
of woodland in and around Hveragerði expand, with the locals
working together in order to further develop their blossoming
town. A new hot spring area broke through the ground in the
earthquake that shook Iceland´s south on the 29th of May
2008. It is situated in the hillside above the town. Several very
active hot springs can be seen that throw colourful mud and clear
water in the air, which is a spectacular sight. The
Hveragerði surroundings are a paradise for outdoors people.
There are good hiking trails within the town that link up with a
network of trails on the land belonging to the Agricultural
University of Iceland at the foot of Reykjafjall Mountain and in
Ölfusborgir. There are also hiking trails in the
recreational area of Hamar Mountain. From the mountain there are
excellent views of land and out to sea. To the north of town is
one of the country’s largest geothermal areas, Hengill,
where plumes of steam can be seen for miles. Hiking and riding
trails stretch from town through the Ölfusdalur Valley, into
the Hengill volcanic area, all the way to Nesjavellir and
Þingvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs
where bathing is possible. SEEDS organises the 'minibus option',
a shared transport from Reykjavík to the camps and
vice-versa, which apart from being cheaper and more convenient,
allows volunteers to meet fellow campers and have a relaxed trip,
while stopping on the way for interesting and tourist sites.
SEEDS volunteers will be able to explore the surroundings in
their free time. To learn more, please visit our website at


our secluded 320 acre Ranch located in the Central Idaho
Mountains alongside a year-round creek and near the Salmon River
which is famous for white water rafting as well as Steelhead and
Salmon fishing. A couple is preferred but we will consider a
single person. A two bedroom creek side Ranch house is provided
for the caretaker’s use along with a compensatory stipend.
Caretaker responsibilities would include but not be limited to
the following: caring for animals, (horses, dogs, cats, peafowl,
chickens), handyman work, woodcutting/splitting/stacking,
gardening, weed eating, painting, land stewardship, basic
carpentry, housekeeping, cleaning of horse stables and grounds,
(horse savvy a major plus). Zero tolerance for drug users or
heavy drinkers! Non-smokers preferred. Animal lovers a
prerequisite, pets negotiable, honesty and trustworthiness a
must, references and background checks required. If this sounds
like a position that you would love, please email your resume
with contact information to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Chicago, from June 15 through July 31. Must
like cats. I have two cats who need to be fed and cared for, and
some plants that will need watering. I live in the Andersonville
area of Chicago, one block from cafes, restaurants, bookstores
and bars. For more details, please email 

“Caretaking Adventure in a Spanish Cave House” 
Dates of Birth: Sally Alexander: 8/7/55, Keith Halsey: 9/19/48
Interests: Sally: pottery, gardening, animal care, antiques,
travel. Keith: travel, classic cars, DIY, problem solving.
Quote: “Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you
can do today, because tomorrow may bring new

Sally and Keith on the property in Baza, Spain

My partner Keith and I had recently taken early retirement from a
further education college in Cornwall, United Kingdom. We were
keen to travel, and to seek out new adventures and activities. In
September 2012 we responded to an advertisement in The Caretaker
Gazette for a couple to look after a cave house in southern
Spain. We had an interview via Skype and were fortunate enough to
be chosen from many other applicants. The only duties would be to
look after the security of the cave and to do the weeding. I was
slightly worried when I was told that the cave house was on 40
acres of land, but the owner assured me that it was only the
immediate garden that needed tending.
The owner lived in northern Europe and we agreed to meet her at
the cave at the beginning of October. We planned to get the ferry
from Plymouth on the south coast of England to Santander in
northern Spain, but the very weekend we were due to sail the
ferry company went on strike. We therefore had to drive all the
way to Dover and then 600 miles through France and then another
580 miles to the cave house, 1,720 miles in total. We came in our
motorhome so it made it easier to camp and have a few stops on
our journey down.
When we arrived we were met by the owner who showed us around the
cave. We were told that it was dug out of the arcilla (clay)
hillside about 100 years ago. The cave house has been refurbished
to provide luxury accommodation. The kitchen is a huge room
traditionally built with a large log burner at one end. The rest
of the cave consists of three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a
sitting room with French doors and a log burner, so the whole
cave is very well appointed and in the warm months cool, as it
stays at a temperature of 18 - 20° C (around 65-68° F)
all year round. There is a storage area for tools and garden
equipment where you can see a thick layer of seashells going
right around the perimeter of the wall indicating that millions
of years ago the whole area was under the sea.
The kitchen window overlooks a field and woodland with a mountain
in the distance called the Sierra de Baza. If you can remember
the Spaghetti Westerns they were filmed nearby so the landscape
looked familiar. The weather in October was still really warm and
we often had our lunches and evening meals out in the garden. I
enjoyed the challenge of removing the weeds as some of them were
taller than I was. By the end of our two-month stay, the garden
looked a lot more tidy and presentable. Keith, who is more of a
handyman rather than a gardener, concentrated on doing some jobs
around the cave house. He identified that the log burners tended
to smoke inside when lit, so he sorted the chimneys out. He did
some painting and repairs on the cave interior, he built a log
store and some entrance gates to help make the property more
As many of you may know, Spain is a very dry and arid country in
the summer months and therefore you get ground living creatures
that thrive in this environment. One day I was walking across the
gravel area towards the front door and I felt as if I had
something in my sandal. I walked into the kitchen and then tapped
the toe of my sandal (while still wearing it) to remove the item.
When I looked down to my horror there was a live scorpion sitting
on the floor looking a bit dazed. I went to get the dustpan and
brush and once swept up, it was then that the scorpion sprung
into full attack mode and tried to kill the brush. The scorpion
got thrown well away in a corner of the garden, but I
couldn’t believe how lucky I was to escape a potentially
very painful sting.
During our stay we got to know Baza and the area quite well and
visited the old town of Granada with the Alhambra Palace, which
was an hour’s drive away. The local town has its history
too with pilgrims travelling through the area since Roman times.
In 1971 an ancient relic was discovered buried underground since
around 850 BC. It was a life-sized statue of a woman seated on a
throne known as “The Damma de Baza”. About 30 minutes
drive away is Gaudix which is known as “Troglodyte
City”. We found out that people have been living in caves
in this area for over 600 years, since the Moors ruled.
Keith and I reluctantly had to return to the UK in December but
we approached the owner and asked her if we may return and this
was agreed, so we came back for another two months in the spring.
This was a lovely time of year to come as the poppies and spring
flowers were in full bloom. The weeds weren’t quite so bad
but I did my best to remove them before they dispersed their
seeds. Another unexpected job for Keith was to repair the main
water pipe that had been damaged by a tractor, but he had the
tools readily available so all was well. We returned to the UK
and are again looking for a new caretaking opportunity. We have
considered ourselves fortunate to spend our time here at the cave
house and will look back upon our stay here with very pleasant
Sally and Keith at the cave house


LIVE-IN COMPANION needed in a lovely country house in North
County Dublin. Duties will include companion and light
housekeeping work for a 68-year-old, interesting widow who has
mild mobility issues. This is a full-time position. A driving
license is essential, along with references, CRB check, etc. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to 


non-smoking couple to work together as a team at our two-year-old
luxury seven room B&B on the Ohio River in Warsaw, KY. The
job duties include but are not limited to full management
responsibilities of our B&B, such as reservations and check
out with ResNexus, greeting guests, taking their luggage to their
rooms, cooking breakfast, hosting afternoon snack, providing
incredible customer service to our guests, light care of grounds,
all guest changeovers, immaculate cleaning of the Inn, laundry,
paying bills, marketing, social media, and light maintenance.
Previous hospitality experience required. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and then email your


tenant or couple willing to work organic bio sustainable and
other natural methods is needed for a farm startup. Must have a
willingness to try new approaches which include RBTI and forest
garden approaches. Permaculture certification is a plus. Must be
honest, dependable, and able to stay on work tasks. Work details
include fencing building, tractor and lawn maintenance, animal
husbandry, pond maintenance and handyman activities for the main
house and guest quarters, along with managing and supervising
volunteer activities. Resume, references and a background check
is required, no drugs, and must be able to pass a random drug
test. A one bedroom house (900 square feet) with full kitchen and
washer and dryer hookups and balcony over-looking the bayou are
available for living quarters on 8.5 acres of land with a 2.5
acre stocked pond, 60 miles from New Orleans. Must have personal
transportation and a driver’s licenses, and willingness to
work the farmers market in New Orleans or surrounding areas. You
will be participating in revenue generated from the farm. No
children. May have pets, only if they don’t interfere with
other farm animals. Located in the heart of Cajun country in a
rural farm neighborhood with a warm and friendly community, 60
miles from The Big Easy. Please email your resume and references


INNKEEPER/MOTEL MANAGER NEEDED. Glen Cove Inn is looking for a
couple or single person to manage a very busy 35 unit Inn/Motel
located in Rockport, Maine. Must be skilled in all facets of
Innkeeping and have the ability to manage a staff of five. The
Glen Cove Inn is currently a seasonal property open from May
through October. The position is seasonal or year round depending
on the applicant’s qualifications and offers a competitive
salary and may include housing and utilities. Please email your
resume, references and a cover letter explaining why you are a
good fit for this position to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LEARN FARMING IN RETIREMENT: Intern couple wanted for the 2013
season on a certified organic Maine farm near Belfast (52 acres:
four acres in cultivation, 23 acres in hay, and no animals).
Compensation is on-site housekeeping cabin, veggies, paid MOFGA
conferences, and modest season-end bonus. We had thirty years
experience as suburban gardeners and are now going into our sixth
year as certified organic commercial growers. Training on farm
planning, field plans, equipment and market strategy and budgets
plus hands on planting, weeding, mulching, equipment operation,
spraying, harvesting, post-harvest processing, customer contact
and marketing. Please see our website at


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for our Chesapeake Bay home starting July
1st. Year-round caretakers needed to maintain a weekend house in
Still Pond, Maryland - one mile from Chesapeake Bay and the
beach. Set on a beautiful 20-acre farm with five landscaped
acres. This is secluded and quiet. Lovely, new two bedroom guest
house and use of grounds, pool, and ample storage space in
exchange for 15 hours of work per week: minor carpentry, mowing
lawn, pool, gardening, cleaning main house, and occasional
driving (flexible based on skill set).  We're only there about
five days a month, plus four weeks a year. Please send your
letter of interest with references to


HOUSE/PET SITTER NEEDED on Cape Cod, MA. Seeking a retired single
or couple from the Boston or Providence, RI area who enjoys
frequent visits to Cape Cod, to look after our four indoor cats,
keep the house tidy in our absence and tend to our garden. We
have a two bedroom, three level modern home with lots of natural
light on a one acre, close to everything beautiful Cape Cod has
to offer. We travel often and seek someone who is available for
one to three weeks at a time. Prefer non-smokers/-drinkers and
phenomenal cat lovers. No children or guest visits while at our
home. Tell me a little about yourself, why you like cats, and
please provide references. A background check will be done.

CARETAKER WANTED in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Duties include groundskeeping, mowing, weed-wacking, driveway and
machinery maintenance, gardening, horse care (three horses),
stable and stall maintenance. A spacious one bedroom apartment
will be provided. Experience and references required. To apply,
please email your resume and references to

CARETAKER(S)/HANDYMAN/Personal Assistant needed in Southbridge,
Massachusetts. Will need to keep my New England country estate
running smoothly in exchange for rent or salary. Duties are house
cleaning/cooking, sewing, computer work, hosting guests, errands,
chauffeuring, grounds/pool maintenance, and home repairs.
Experience tranquil living on 10 acres of land, meadow, pond and
yet only one hour to Boston, Providence, Hartford, Wachusett
Mountain Ski area, Quabbin Reservoir, and 1.5 hours to Newport or
Berkshires and 2.5 hours to New York City. Located by Sturbridge
Village and the Brimfield Antiques show. Enjoy horse riding,
biking, hiking, boating, golfing, and skiing. Please email me a
cover letter, resume, references and a recent photo to

seeking a personable, cheerful individual(s) to join our team.
This position requires knowledge and experience in property
maintenance including building, grounds and an in-ground pool.
Applicants must have great organizational, communication and time
management skills. Must be able to troubleshoot emergency
situations, write concise reports and be physically able to lift
50lbs or more. You will be required to obtain a Pool Operator
Certificate. Live in a cottage on-site in lieu of salary.
Approximately 25 hours weekly. To apply, please send your resume


property. Retired, semi-retired, and all others are welcome to
apply. Must live on-site. Must have good people skills. Some
mechanical ability will be needed. To apply, please mail your


A BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION near Natchez, Mississippi needs a friendly
caretaker or couple. Couple preferred. This is a gorgeous
environment for a naturalist. The caretaker will need to do heavy
lifting once in awhile, regular two horse care, one dog care,
have very good organic gardening, maintenance and repair skills,
and be computer savvy. Because of marketing the vegetables, you
will need to be friendly and have good social skills. You will
need to drive, have your own vehicle, and be able to drive a
pickup attached to a horse trailer. If you can ride and work the
horses, it is a bonus for us. You will also need to be self
motivated, a creative thinker, healthy, non drug user, and prefer
no tobacco. Need a progressive thinker without trauma residue
that affects work. A two bedroom, one bath, big porches,
historic, rustic, comfy home is yours to use and keep neat and
clean. There is a small monthly salary and the opportunity for
extra jobs for extra income. A minimum of a year commitment is
preferred. Heat, humidity, insects and wild critters come along
with the tropical woodsy climate here May through September. If
you love nature, warmth, southern environment, growing your own
food, and a big place with huge live oak trees and plenty of
solitude (if you want it), this position is for you. Require
interview in person, or on Skype. Please call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hamilton, Montana, is seeking a
couple to hire as caretakers. The range is open Wednesday through
Sunday. Duties: keep grounds neat and orderly, mow, plow snow,
pick up litter, empty trash, repair and replace target stands,
keep record of day use and memberships, issue memberships and
retain data, record all range income, minor repairs, prepare and
keep track of till in office, split and stack firewood, and make
bank deposits. Tractor, pickup truck, table saw, and hand tools
provided. A mobile home with an addition, and utilities provided,
plus $1,200 a month. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

SUMMER CARETAKER NEEDED from June 10 to September 15, 2013 at a
small ranch-like place, high in the foothills of south-central
Montana. This is an isolated area. It has good cell phone
reception. Single person only. No pets whatsoever. Abundant
wildlife. Care for the buildings and cleanup after weekly
overnight visitors from a neighboring guest ranch. Good to
excellent carpentry skills needed. Will pay separately for
various small construction jobs as needed. Must water new grass
plantings for six weeks and check water line at least weekly.
Will have a small cabin with bath and wood burning stove and
standard ranch food. Monthly stipend to start at $1,000. You will
need to provide checkable references and a letter stating why you
want the job. For more details please contact


EXPERIENCED RANCH HAND OR COUPLE wanted for a large north central
Nebraska cow/calf/yearling operation in Cody, NE. We have
well-maintained machinery, facilities and fences; horses are
primarily used for cattle work. Nice housing and extras provided,
along with a competitive salary. Please email questions and/or
your resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH POSITION AVAILABLE in Bartlett, a small village in Wheeler
County. Applicants will need cattle skills, and machinery
operation abilities. General ranch skills are also required.
Housing provided. To apply, please fax your resume with


CARETAKER/NANNY needed at a Christian Ministry Retreat in a
Mountain Lodge. Use of hot tub, 4x4, horses, trails, Indian
ruins, tall pines, springs and a positive healthy environment. We
have a nine bedroom lodge with guest houses in the middle of
15,000 acres in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

FREE RENT provided for a Guest House in Galisteo NM (30 minutes
to Santa Fe), and $500/month salary for horse care. Horse
experience required. A beautiful one bedroom, 800 sq. ft., 20
acre property, with tile, vigas, radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural
light.  Four horses whose feed times are seven days/week, two
times a day: 7am and 6pm. Day off with fill in possible. Requires
two individuals to share live/work. Grooming, blanketing, etc.
Pets okay. Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease. A
security deposit of $850 is required. References required. Must
be two individuals. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

mid-December, 2013. Quaint one bedroom casita on 10 acres with
three horses and two dogs, 15 minutes north of Taos, NM. Horse
experience a must, and references required. Please call

THIS IS AN HISTORIC HIPPIE COMMUNE from the 60's, which has
become a working permaculture farm for vegetables, berries, fruit
and chickens. The Rio Hondo drains Taos Ski Valley (18 miles
away) into the Rio Grande (one mile away). Our fields of grasses,
sage, pinion pine and juniper look up to the Sangre de Christo
Mountains and down on the Rio Hondo gorge. We live and teach
self-sufficiency, have a large adobe solar home and shop,
outbuildings, greenhouse, and root cellar. We love art, music,
beauty, simplicity, natural healing, and helping one another
attain skills to live successfully in challenging times. We're
happy to share teaching and learning farming and survival skills
with others who are open, flexible, and independent. We accept a
limited number of farm helpers but are always open to meet new
people and to talk. Experience is great yet a solid work ethic
and genuine interest in sustainable agriculture are more
important. A good helper should be able to listen to directions,
but also be innovative and take initiative. Farming in the
northern New Mexico climate is challenging and full of surprises,
so it's difficult to set regular, daily task schedules most times
of the year. Thus, we are looking for people who are flexible and
adaptable, who can focus on one task and then quickly change
gears to something else. This includes the ability to work
different schedules at different times. We expect a solid
twenty-five hours per week, and offer flexible down-time to
pursue your own interests here or in the culturally rich nearby
village of Taos and New Mexico itself. This experience is more
than farming. New Buffalo is also about living and working
together in a group setting. Though there are no children at the
moment, we are already a diverse group of people in terms of age,
and the ability to work and live in a multi-generational setting
is a must. We are looking for people with the emotional maturity
and communication skills to be able to discuss issues that might
arise with honesty and compassion. At the moment we are hoping to
fill a few, very specific, longer-term positions. The first,
ideally at least a four-month minimum, is for part-time farming
and part-time housekeeping that would include food and a private
room in the main building. The housekeeping tasks are fairly
light, but helping to manage the main building is a must, and
could involve helping occasional guests, workshops, or retreats.
The second position or rather, positions would be another
four-month minimum stay, preferably from June through September.
Ideally, a couple would fill this position and live in a
comfortable two-room adobe attached to our new 900' greenhouse.
There is also a very rustic, plumbed space which could be
developed into a kitchen. This position would be mostly farming
and includes daily management of the greenhouse attached to the
facility. Work could be shared between two people, but a genuine
interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture is a must. If
any of these situations seem interesting, please write to us and
we would be happy to discuss it further and answer any questions.
Please mail your letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) WANTED in southwest New Mexico. Rural
stream-side property. Light, part-time support needed. Sometimes
alone. Vegetarian. To learn more, please visit


SEEKING A FEMALE CAREGIVER for a female WW2 Vet who longs to
return to her beautiful 30 acre farm, three hours north of New
York City. Must be able to handle symptoms of early dementia.
Room and board provided plus stipend. This is a perfect
opportunity for a patient, resourceful person working on an
independent project. Starting June 2013. Background check will be
performed. Please email your resume and references to

contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. We are looking for a competent person with a friendly
disposition. Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and
electric. This is a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time
position. The hours are variable and do require the person to be
on site during retreats and to handle emergencies. Salary and
housing provided. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include a cover letter, resume and references.

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY available for a hardworking, full-time
caretaker/manager couple at the private residence of a ceramic
artisan on a 400+ acre hobby farm in upstate NY, just outside of
Woodstock and two hours from New York City. Housing provided.
Couple teams preferred (no young children please). Managerial
skills are essential. Must be capable of managing their own time,
have the ability to manage workers and to maintain what exists
and manage the contractors and vendors who are doing new
projects. Attention to detail a must! Duties include handling
and/or overseeing: landscape maintenance, security, repair,
maintenance, light carpentry, painting, plumbing, snow removal.
Road maintenance, light electrical work, daily cleaning, light
cooking. Responsible for corresponding and scheduling
contractors, overseeing projects, scheduling of and basic
maintenance of saline pool, hot tub, vehicles, snow blowers,
mowers, and property equipment. Knowledge of sustainable living
and green practices. Assistance in pet care for 80+ animals kept
on site (grooming, feeding etc.), and housesitting when the
homeowner is away. Veterinary tech skills are a plus. Forestry
and vegetation control, wetlands, pasture maintenance, maintain
organic vegetable garden and exotic orchid greenhouse, as well as
house plants, building and repair of fences as well as other
smaller scale projects. Cooking year round potentially for
animals and dinner parties. Individuals must have a good attitude
and the ability to serve guests. Flexibility is a must. A
wonderful home will be provided separate from main property with
basic utilities included. Couple must be honest, discreet, love
nature and animals, working outside, responsible, drug free,
strong, healthy, with good housekeeping skills. Flexibility is
essential to the job. A small wood working shop and power tools
are located on site. The ability to drive a full size truck and
animal trailer is essential. To apply, please email your resume,
references, and a recent photograph to caretakergazette@gmail.com
with New York Position in the Subject Line. Thanks.

responsibilities include: responsible for the deep cleaning of
floors, windows, bathroom, etc., carry out washing, ironing,
steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics,
organizing of drawers and closets, helping with packing and
unpacking suitcases, care of fine furnishings, finishes and arts,
preparing breakfast for the principal, service during dinner and
event parties, assisting the Chef during events, daily kitchen
cleaning with the Chef, travel with the principal to his other
residences, pet care (two dogs), including walking, running
errands, dealing with vendors, and handling special requests and
related duties as needed. This position requires experience
working full-time in a private household, English communication
skills, working knowledge of all areas of property maintenance,
flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters,
thinking creatively about how to provide the highest quality of
service, and flexibility of schedule and to travel for a few
weeks at a time. Must like dogs. Must have a valid NY State
driver’s license. This is a smoke-free environment. Salary
of $60,000 per year, depending on experience. Two weeks paid
vacation. Medical insurance provided. Live-out in NYC and live-in
in Southampton and Miami. The job starting date is ASAP. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 600 acre rustic retreat
overlooking XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Adirondacks in
upstate New York, seeks a full-time innkeeping couple to start
ASAP. At least three years of hospitality experience, or a degree
in Hotel Management preferred. The following skills/experiences
are sought: managing reservations, bookkeeping software,
marketing, social media, supervising staff, maintaining high
standards for housekeeping/condition of buildings and grounds,
fostering customer satisfaction, communication skills, and
providing food service. Compensation includes an apartment with
paid utilities and board, monthly salary, paid vacation, share of
tips with staff, and a performance-based bonus.  Please submit
your resume and contact information for three professional


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called Jiquilillo, in order to start a non-profit
project for children and teenagers. This village is beautiful.
One can find many open-hearted people and children everywhere
here who just want to learn more, but unfortunately they
don’t have this chance, unlike powerful countries such as
the United States or European ones, children don't have the
chance to attend to learning based activities or practice any
kind of sport because there are no facilities to make it
possible. I bought some land and I would like to build a
playground area and an art school. Currently everything is in
process, the more help I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously
the sooner my social non-profit project will be done. It is not
an organization. I am doing everything on my own. I have a lot of
ideas in mind but I need people to make them real. It would be
great to get some construction workers with experience,
carpenters, painters, etc. and naturally some engineers. Child
lovers with no experience are also welcome. My idea is that every
single child develops his/her creativity, imagination, etc. to
give them a chance to learn art, painting, languages, jewelry
making, dancing, playing instruments, circus stuff, cooking and
many other things, that are totally possible to learn in another
country but not here. I would like to give them a place where
they could play freely, learn skating, climbing on a bouldering
wall, play ping pong and table football, as extra activities
after school, as they have plenty of time and expect to make the
most of it. I first need volunteers who are able to help me to
build a concrete skate bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a
ping pong table and many other games. Also, renovate an eleven
meter long school bus which actually will be the volunteering
place initially. The bus will consist of a five bed sleeping
area, and another area for a kitchen shared with a table and some
seats. Work will consist in painting the interior part of the bus
and install all the facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet
and a shower and an open rancho where a campsite can be placed,
with hammocks, a gas cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a
nature lover. It is all I can provide now because everything
needs to be built, but once the construction is finished, it
would be a lovely, colorful and artistic place where everyone
will be welcome. Once the bus is done, volunteers will be given
shelter in exchange to 3/4 every day hours giving language, art,
and yoga classes. The place offers lots of opportunities for the
volunteers during their free time such as surfing, climbing
volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if you are an adventurous traveler
who feels like helping me to give a better future for the
children, I can offer you a place to stay if you give me a hand
with the project and make a better world. Hopefully you can join


INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished (we aim
for late 2013), we want to sail the world, visiting other
eco-villages, collecting knowledge and traveling in the most
eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps us out will have the
chance to join our crew. We also work on the farm, building up
the infrastructure to create a stable base for our community. We
live with our dog, the farm cat and some (very) free-range
chickens. We keep bees and make jam; this year we harvested our
first crop of potatoes and planted next seasons raspberries.
Eventually we hope to grow all our food. We want to create a
place that will continue to flourish, where crops, thoughts,
adventures, and of course boats, can grow! We ask for a minimum
commitment of thirty days, with a week-long trial period. We
welcome anyone as long as you are happy to work hard and help out
where needed. There are enough beds for eight volunteers and the
schedule is Monday to Friday, with approximately eight to nine
hours of work a day. Please bring your pets if you can! Boat work
is predominantly during the winter and jobs include welding the
deck, installing the engine, sewing the sails, constructing the
mast and fitting the interior. If you have any particular skills
in these areas, please let us know. On the farm you may be asked
to do anything from plowing and harvesting to jam making, roof
building, beekeeping, digging, painting, or grinding the barley
for our morning porridge. It is guaranteed that you will be asked
to cook; our diet is vegetarian and we try to eat only seasonal
food, grown as locally as possible. On the weekends there are
forests and mountains to explore, and we have skis, tents and
bikes available for those who want to go adventuring. Come help
us out and join our tribe of sea-gypsies! Please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would be
interested in our community and please place this in Capital
Letters in the Subject Line: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we
know you have been reading our description here. Thanks.


A BEAVERCREEK, OH (near Dayton) adult couple is seeking two
live-in Housekeepers (a married couple would be acceptable) for
their large, beautiful home. They are looking for someone who is
knowledgeable and experienced in caring for fine home
furnishings, including fine china, crystal, silver, leather, hard
wood, stone, and upscale clothing. Responsibilities will included
general and detailed cleaning of all rooms, clothing care and
ironing, and running errands (taking some clothing to be dry
cleaned, contacting professionals to provide care of fragile
antiques in the home, and so on). This is an incredible
opportunity for a pair of dedicated and professional Housekeepers
who would appreciate working in a gorgeous home and caring for
some of the most exquisite possessions you can imagine. Salary
will be commensurate with your skills and experience and includes
benefits and a private cottage for living accommodations. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE, CARING FEMALE OR COUPLE needed in Cleveland, Ohio. No
smoking, excessive alcohol, or drugs. Some light cleaning,
gardening and pet sitting involved. Must love animals, have
experience with large dogs and be tidy and fairly quiet (no
partying, late-nights or overnight guests). Dog handling and
training ability and/or experience in animal rescue work a big
plus. No salary but room and board provided. Part time hours will
allow you to do other work from home or part time job outside of
home, except when the owners are travelling or out-of-town, but
even then you could still work at home as many hours as you'd
like. A cheerful, positive, '"can-do" attitude is
essential. A background check and excellent references are
required. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A TOLEDO, OH FAMILY is seeking a live-in or out hands-on
Household Manager to care for their lovely new 10,000 square foot
home. Their family includes two teenage children and two friendly
cats, and they need someone who is able to help keep their busy
home life running smoothly -- making sure everyone is where they
need to be and can relax when they are at home. Responsibilities
in this position include meal preparation and cooking, grocery
shopping, running errands, light neatening of rooms, laundry, and
chauffeuring children to activities. They have a cleaning company
that comes one to two times a week. This is a happy, positive
group of people who will be greatly appreciative of the
assistance that you will bring to their lives and schedules. An
honest, friendly, dependable, and complete professional will be
the best fit and find this a very rewarding position. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes benefits
along with living accommodations. Please send your resume to


RANCH HOME CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Cheyenne, OK. A large ranch
in western Oklahoma is looking for a couple to be a full-time
groundskeeper/part-time housekeeper for a hunting lodge and the
owner's private residence. The groundskeeper duties entail
maintaining the grounds, mowing lawns, irrigation, watering and
caring for trees and flowers, minor repairs, general labor
handyman style various projects. Equipment mechanic a plus, but
not required. The housekeeper will be responsible for cleaning
and stocking the owner's residence, and assisting in the grounds
as necessary. During hunting season the Ranch needs help cleaning
and stocking the hunting lodge and assisting with meals for
guests. The job requires being comfortable in a rural setting and
understanding the demands of ranch life with long spring and
summer days. The location is rural (25 miles from small town) in
a low population area but with access to the beautiful Black
Kettle National Grasslands. There are no equine on the ranch.
Must be dependable, responsible, honest, positive, respectful and
have a get-it-done attitude! Must have a valid driver's license.
Pay will be based on experience. This full-time position comes
with housing/utilities, health insurance for the employee only,
vacation after six months and other benefits. Please provide your
resume with work history and a minimum of two references. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


CARETAKER NEEDED for acreage, horses, dogs, and cats on the
Southern Oregon Coast. Located five miles from a Golf Resort. No
salary, but space provided in my home. For more details, please


CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED year round on a 12 acre farm in Central
Pennsylvania. Free housing provided in exchange for animal care
and maintenance. An original stone house built in 1746 needs
work. The owner is in residence from mid-May to mid-October.
Prefer a Northeast couple in good health with construction
skills. Must be proactive, hardworking and embrace the winters.
No partiers! Outside work OK. Please email

CARETAKER NEEDED. A full-time position is available at a
beautiful camp in northeast Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains).
Applicant must be experienced in overall maintenance of
children's camp. Should have knowledge of carpentry, lawn
equipment maintenance, plumbing, electrical, grounds and pool
care. Additional support staff provided during late spring and
summer. Housing and utilities provided. Salary dependent upon
experience. Excellent opportunity for couples and retirees.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


lodge is in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu
Picchu in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. It is a small (eight
rooms) quality Bed and Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inca
streets of the village. We currently are looking for responsible
help, ideally a couple. We do work exchange with responsible,
tidy people who help with reception, breakfasts, checking rooms,
sometimes answering email, luggage pick-up and other work as
required. 30 hours a week in return for Bed and Breakfast. We
also supply lunch most days. The accommodation is in nice hotel
rooms with private bath. A key element of the job is to empower
local staff with regard to speaking English as well as computer
and administrative skills. One thing to realize is that working
hours usually include Sundays, when local staff prefers to be
with their families. We prefer to work with long-term help,
preferably three months or more, though we will consider shorter
term stays for well-qualified helpers. You must speak good
Spanish and English, be personable, tidy and have good attention
to detail. It doesn’t cost much to live here if you are on
a budget. We are also interested in people with carpentry,
maintenance, gardening and marketing skills, preferably as part
of the long-term help. You must be hard-working and enthusiastic,
just like us! To learn more, please visit


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Puerto Rico. We are looking for
one or two women to take care of a home and property with birds
ASAP. This position is long term. For more information please


EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a full-time position in a
large home in the Newport, RI area. Cleaning, laundry, ironing
skills, and some cooking required. Must be meticulous, flexible,
good attitude, take directions, and have a professional
disposition.  Prefer a reasonably local candidate. Please send
your resume/references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


century A listed castle and chapel set within 24 acres in Fife,
Scotland. The position involves day-to-day responsibility for the
estate gardening and maintenance to the highest possible
standard. The castle and chapel have recently undergone major
restoration and landscaping so the ideal person will have a
working knowledge of horticulture and arboriculture for hard and
soft landscaping. Other duties will include general maintenance
and organizing external contractors as and when necessary. The
caretaker will also be responsible for security and emergency
response alarms. A practical knowledge of health and safety
techniques including relevant certificates would be a bonus. The
hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. A flexible
approach is necessary. This is a live-in position with a newly
built cottage and garage situated within the grounds. Please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED ASAP in Malaga, Pizarra, Cerralba. You will
need to care for three horses, four dogs and two cats, water the
garden and the trees, if necessary. Care for the animals means to
give them food and water, clean them and their shelter and give
them exercise. They may need to run around on the finca, or are
walked (dogs) or worked (horses). Riding the horses is not
necessary. The housesitter should have experience in caring for
horses, dogs and cats, and should like to live in the
countryside. The house has town water, electricity, internet, is
fully furnished, with washing machine, refrigerator, microwave,
etc. There is a swimming pool. It is cool to cold up here in the
mountains. There is also an hourly train to Malaga. The location
is in the countryside, it is quiet, and has marvelous views.
There is a bus passing nearby several times a day, which goes to
the next village and the next town and back. The weather is
mostly fine. For further information, please email


PART-TIME HELP needed, primarily leading trail rides on weekends
in exchange for a newly remodeled three bedroom house with
utilities. Horsemanship skills and experience a must. Ability to
lift 50 pounds and normal ranch work required. Extra work for
hourly wages possible. Candidates must pass a background check.
This would be ideal for a retired couple. Please send your resume

MARRIED COUPLE needed to live and work on a ranch. She to work in
the house. He to maintain yard and grounds and do minor repairs.
He must also be able to do ranch work; round up, etc. as needed.
Must be non-smokers, and non-drinkers. Please send resumes to

RANCH CARETAKERS needed. We are looking for an energetic
couple/others for caretakers on a ranch thirty-five miles north
of Amarillo. Must have knowledge in road maintenance using heavy
equipment, and welding. House cleaning and maintenance, cooking,
and yard care. Housing, utilities, a vehicle, fuel for on ranch
use only and other benefits provided, Salary commensurate with
experience. Please mail your resume to


WINTER CARETAKER WANTED:  Reliable and rugged individual, family
or companions to live in a rural Vermont home, off-the-grid, in
exchange for caretaking duties from September 1, 2013 through May
31, 2014. Resident on the property, the Winter Caretaker
functions as our point person during the winter season when
owners are rarely present. Furnished apartment with propane
appliances, propane, and wood stove provided. The 400 acre
property is isolated, with exquisite scenery and wildlife; pond,
lake, forest and meadows surrounded by protected land in Mt.
Holly, Vermont. There are additional employment opportunities in
nearby Ludlow and ski areas. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please send your resume and


CARETAKER NEEDED, year round. Nature Camp is a private,
residential, coeducational summer camp specializing in outdoor
education for youth. The camp is located in a mountain valley in
Rockbridge County, Virginia. The caretaker must reside on site to
be available to deal with property matters as they arise and to
provide year-round property security. Must be comfortable living
remotely. Good communication skills and the ability to
collaborate are necessary, with a special emphasis on relating to
children. Duties are varied and seasonal. The caretaker must keep
the Nature Camp grounds clean, clear of debris, and in safe
condition; perform regular light maintenance on all camp vehicles
and equipment and schedule repairs as needed; maintain the
swimming pool in usable condition during the summer operating
season; be available for small repairs and problems as they arise
during the camp season or when another group is using the
facility; and regularly check all buildings for damage and water
pump, water heaters, freezers and walk-in refrigerator to ensure
they are working properly. Must be competent at basic carpentry,
painting, plumbing, and electrical repairs and with operation of
chainsaws, mowers, snowplows, and construction tools. Must
understand and comply with all safety and health regulations and
insurance requirements. Must maintain a valid driver's license
and clean driving record and assist with the driving of local
camp trips. Applicants must be at least 25 years old and undergo
a criminal background check and check of sex offender registries.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill level;
compensation includes on-site residence and utilities. Please
send a statement of interest, resume, and names of three personal


RANCH MANAGER POSITION available. Live on a beautiful ranch along
the Columbia River, in Washougal, WA. Must have mechanical
skills, carpentry, electrical and cattle knowledge. This position
consists of keeping the pristine (240) acres running smoothly.
This is stress-free and enjoyable. To apply, please call

CAT/HOUSESITTER needed to start in January 2014. We expect to be
out of the country for about six months. We have a lovely old two
bedroom home in the Mt. Baker neighborhood of Seattle with one
cat that loves company. However we are looking for someone that
would be willing to pay some $$$ for utilities, etc. (to be
determined). Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Looking for housesitting or caretaking situation north of
Montpelier, VT. I am age 55, a professional landscaper and garden
designer, with a love of homesteads. I know the meaning of hard
work, put love into my work and love my work! Music production is
my other occupation, so I'm busy indoors during the cold months.
Taking good care of things is my specialty!  Please email

Rural NY - PA Locations Preferred. Professional 51-year-old male,
Property Manager and Security Specialist at your service. Mature,
drug free, skilled carpenter, gardener, livestock, general
maintenance...clean, athletic non-tobacco user. Please email

Manager/Caretaker Team. For ranch, farm, or retreat in California
or the Northwest. He is experienced in estate
management/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, propane,
irrigation, and solar power. All aspects, including supervising
employees and contractors. She is a Master Gardener with fruit
orchard experience and use of organic gardening techniques.
Active, fit, substance-free, looking for long-term. Can work
independently, and have an eye for what needs to be done. We
enjoy the challenge of remote locations and sustainable, green,
life style. Available in July.  telephone:

Young professional female graduate from Jamaica available in the
month of June or July to housesit and or take care of your pets.
I am experienced with horses. Very neat and organized,
hardworking, love the outdoors, an introvert who enjoys reading
and traveling. I can be reached by email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Washington State or Vancouver, B.C. Area (will consider Northern
Oregon, Northwest Idaho) - Professional Female Housesitter with
excellent references seeks long-term housesit, available late
July 2013. Very clean, trustworthy, reliable - over 10 years
experience and vice-free. Wonderful with plants, all animals,
home maintenance and security. Lastly, I own an extremely well
behaved passive miniature/8lb female dachshund-mix companion -
excellent references too, great with all animals. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with header ‘Housesitter
Wanted’. Hoping to hear from you!

Multi Home Caretaker available. Offering exclusive services to
the family that has multiple homes and needs us to travel ahead
of them and make sure their home is ready for their arrival. We
are available to travel on a regular basis or with short notice.
Our experience in property management services helps us to
understand your needs and our success proves that we will meet
your expectations. You will arrive at your home knowing that it
is ready for you and your personal needs. We would also be
available to manage projects at your homes during your absence,
assist with administrative duties and staff management. Please

Reliable and animal friendly writer seeks post in San Antonio, TX
or Windsor, CA. Navy veteran, single mother (older teen son
assists caretaking). Need a two bedroom+ live-in unit. Please

Experienced Professional male: (37) Property Manager, Caretaker,
Caregiver, Security Guard. Please visit my website:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I make it easy to get to know me and
what I have to offer. Pictures, resume, references, videos. Let
my personality come to life!

Couple (40 and 33) interested in caretaking/housesitting in
southern Maine.  He:  home electrical wiring and carpentry
experience, ABYC certified to work on boats (diesel, systems and
electrical certifications).  She:  10 years as an educator,
organic gardening, landscaping, and farming experience as well as
10 years equestrian experience. Both love animals, kids and the
ocean. Excellent references. Please email

Todd and Archer are established, knowledgeable, proficient,
specialized, nonsmoking professionals who are experienced and
successful home sitters. We manage teams as well as work
independently. Our mid-west work ethic, organizational and time
management skills, attention to details and adaptability has
brought a successful history of home-sitting experiences. We know
the importance of complete discretion having had high-profile
clients along the way. Archer loves to organize, paint, decorate
and garden. With her skills in real estate; Residential
Appraiser, Real Estate Sales Person, and General Contractor for
residential homes, she has proficiency and competence in general
maintenance. When home sitting she loves to cultivate gardens,
deep clean and freshen up, write, photography, yoga and care for
family pets and plants. Todd grew up on a small dairy farm in
southwestern Minnesota. There were always plenty of chores with
some 500 acres including a dairy herd, pigs, sheep, chickens,
dogs, cats and the occasional horse or two. The rural setting was
truly a model for today’s “sustainability” buzz
as we grew and canned much of our food. Todd continued his strong
connection with the land, obtaining an engineering degree in
geology. His career brought experience as a civil engineer,
environmental engineer, water well driller, residential builder,
general contractor and home remodel consultant. Todd moved to
Hawaii at the age of 45 joining a growing community located on
the Big Island. Todd performed several key roles over the next
four years as the Maintenance Manager, New Construction Manager
and then became the Facility Manager. Todd and Archer have a long
history of volunteering time to environmental causes in the
National Forest Service, National Wildlife Refuge and several
other systems. With our combined experience in home sitting
throughout the United States; Michigan (several private 2nd
homes), New Mexico and Arizona (high profile individuals), Hawaii
(off grid), and Switzerland (B&B). Todd and Archer can assist
in your home sitting/care needs. We are available to travel.
Prefer a minimum of 90 days with a stipend. We are open to
discuss all opportunities available. We are your One Tool! Please

Responsible couple seeking short or long-term
housesitting/caretaking position in Sacramento, CA. Prefer farm
setting. Excellent references. Please contact

Sedona/Cottonwood, AZ or Sante Fe, NM – Responsible single
woman, 53, seeks long-term caretaker/housesitting opportunity.
Will provide quality property and animal care, light gardening,
and perform other chores in exchange for living quarters.
Internet, full kitchen/bath, washer/dryer needed. Non-smoking,
non-drinking/drugs. Can also provide organizing and admin skills.

Retired couple seeking a position in northern AZ. He has great
handyman skills. She has extensive horse training/care
experience. Please contact Bill by calling

Hawaii - Mature couple looking for permanent position in Hawaii.
Over 35 years experience in managing acreage here. Skills include
gardening, animal care, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heavy
equipment operation. We are a happy couple and enjoy spreading
the Aloha to everyone we meet. We have a genuine reverence for
the land and are steadfast in our loyalty to our employers. We
enjoy working hard to improve and maintain the land. We take
pride in our service to others, we are honest, giving people who
do not hold back once we commit. Please contact us for more info.

For the South Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island area. House
watching, monitoring, and caretaking services. Simply stated, a
self started and motivated individual whom is quality minded,
consistent, dependable, honest, and discreet. Excellent
references available. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a voice message. I look
forward to hearing from you to discuss your individual needs.
Thank you.

Experienced, reliable, nonsmoking vegan couple (48/52) seek
winter sun in the southwest US. We bring experience in
remote/rural living, 4WD vehicles and our own income (book
publishing business and IBM telecommuter). Available October 31,
2013 - April 31, 2014 for house-sitting, caretaking. Husband has
repair, woodworking skills and experience with farm tractors.
Wife is a master gardener with experience as a vet tech. Last
winter we took care of 160-acre property in rural AZ. Looking for
similar pet-friendly opportunity, preferably long-term repeating
year-to-year. Great references. Please contact

Professional biologist/landscaper family looking to caretake in
the Urbana, Illinois area. Please call

Looking for a caretaker position in mid to upper AZ, or NM, that
can house my dog, horse and I, and preferably have grazing for my
horse. I am 53 years young, non smoker, drinker, drug user. I
have 35 years experience being a caretaker of properties. I know
painting, basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical. I have an
extensive background in animal husbandry. I have 23 years
experience working with horses. I am clean, quiet, organized,
have sunny disposition. I have great references available. Please

Multi-Talented, skilled, caring, reliable, and dependable, woman
looking for housing in exchange for work. I am currently renting
a house in Blacksburg, VA. My resume includes being a successful
owner/operator of a unique and successful B&B in Virginia
that served food to private cottages. I also started a non-profit
and have 25 years experience as a pilates trainer/personal
trainer, (to many famous clients in CA) as well as 35 years of
experience as a licensed massage therapist. I am an excellent
chef that is well versed in making healthy delicious meals but
can cater also to personal tastes. I have high standards of
cleanliness and great organizational abilities. I am also a
certified EMT and non-denominational minister who has a
successful wedding business in southwest Virginia. I currently do
hospice care and working on a certification as a grief counselor.
I get along well with others and have an open and loving heart
and respect for others. I have references for my well behaved
cats and am honest, kind, self motivated, and an absolute animal
lover. I am open to relocating if the position is right. Thanks
for reading my ad and I am excited to hear from you! Please

Active, professional couple seeking a caretaker position in
Montana. Mary Ann is a high-level accountant, an avid
fisher-woman, has sailed the ocean, worked as a professional
gardener and landscape designer and loves to cook. Ray is a
licensed EMT with experience camping, hunting, backpacking and as
a professional back-country guide with years of experience in
landscape maintenance and simple construction. We have a long
history of caring for pets. Available beginning in August 2013
and would heartily welcome a remote, winter position. Please

Personal Executive Travel Assistant available for business trips,
pleasure traveling, moving in/out of your homes, in-flight
escorting of children or elderly, and housesitting. I am a fit,
friendly, responsible Canadian, well-traveled, an excellent
organizer, flexible, hard-working and trustworthy, looking for a
change after 10+ years of running my company. I love Iceland,
chocolate and running. I have 12+ years experience as a personal
assistant, a good driving record, and speak some German. Please

Wanted - Seasonal Position: We are a married retired couple
looking for a caretakers or housesitting position on Cape Cod,
MA. We are a trustworthy, dependable, mentally fit, non-smoking
couple with no children or pets, although we love animals. We
grew up on Cape Cod. Looking for furnished caretaker’s
quarters with utilities included. Husband is handy with small
tools, is a heavy equipment operator, long distance driver, is a
great manager and organizer and a professional chef. Wife could
do light housework or financial bookwork. We used to be business
owners. Seasonal position - November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014,
although the dates can flexible (we rent our winter home during
the above dates, but could come earlier and stay later). Elderly
Mom lives in Marstons Mills and we need to be nearer to her than
we are now. Looking for a small salary (if duties warrant) and
furnished living quarters and utilities to be provided.
References provided upon request and we could be bonded. We will
care for your home or quarters as if they were our own. Please

20+ Years Caretaking experience. Retired, healthy couple, honest,
reliable, organic beauty creators looking for long-term rural.
Great references. Western Washington, Oregon, Northern
California. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Caretaker available for long term in Rocky Mountain
West! Experienced HOA and Residential Caretaker with extensive
hospitality background. Deep skill set in building trades,
furniture making, grounds keeping, snow removal, and fire
mitigation. Skier, hiker, biker, rafter, volunteer firemen, ski
instructor and mountain dweller with resort experience.
References available. Let’s visit and see if your needs and
my availability match up. Please email

Hi! I am Diana ... a well rounded, even keeled, well-traveled 53
year Maine woman, as comfortable in my chefs whites as with a
chainsaw in my hand. I am alcohol, tobacco and chemical free,
returning from a stay in St. John USVI. Master bodyworker
(therapist) for 25 years. Former owner of "Full Plate
Productions"~ fine garden and landscape, catering/ event
planning and home/estate and personal management services. An
accomplished private yacht delivery skipper (and chef, mate,
assist. engineer, stew...), animal care provider (horses to
hamsters) and am athletic, compassionate, mechanically inclined
and sensitive to the needs of children and children at heart. I
am PADI Open Water cert. and am in the process of upgrading to
Rescue and on to Instructor, and have a current Class B CDL. I
was raised with traditional New England values and still practice
the steady work ethic. I lived in Montana for 13 years, at sea
for five years (international yacht deliveries); I lived in the
Bahamas for four years (teacher and massage therapist) and have
been in Maine for the last 11 years. My resume is available; I
come with powerful references and a great sense of humor. Seeking
a position in Maui, California or somewhere very warm! Thank you
for your valuable time and consideration and I look forward to
speaking with you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced house manager/caretaker couple from Aspen, Colorado
seeking similar position in coastal area.  Skilled in all forms
of high end house management with references. Prefer California,
Hawaii, or other international ocean location. Please contact

Garden/Conservatory/Pets. Live-in Project Manager/Garden or
Interior Designer/Organizer and caretaker for home or Inn.
Currently - second home caretaker: Window/Roof Project
Manager/Xeriscape and container garden designer. Key result: 95%
plant retention. Alerted owner-leaking roof-damage avoided.
Previously: Executive Team, luxury hotels. Pets: caretaker - four
dogs, one cat - Seniors. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please call

Mature female seeking quiet caretaking in California. My
experience includes having a domestic care business and many
years as a live-in housekeeper that saw to the upkeep and
maintenance of a 10,000' home. This property was six acres and
included a guest cottage, pool and tennis court. I now seek a
gentler position to include household assistance and bring a
caring of good sense, self-direction, attentiveness to needs and
warm-heartedness. Coastal or near-to preferred. Please call

Mother and daughter team, mature and reliable, looking for a
cottage or home in partial or full exchange for work. We bring
combined experiences in house sitting. pet care, light
housekeeping, errands, garden care, and computer and office
skills. We will also care for your home while you are away. We
are looking for a long-term situation, preferably but not limited
to the Santa Barbara/Ojai area. We are flexible and willing to
travel in other areas. Excellent references available. Please

Experienced, genuinely loving, caring, and deeply empathetic
companion to the elderly, a creative cook and animal lover is
looking for a live-in position anywhere nationwide but preferably
in Hawaii, California or Florida. If you need the help of and
want to go on adventures with a sensitive, attentive, warm
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We are a couple living in and seeking a position in Northern
Virginia, Loudoun County preferably. We are able to perform all
aspects of House Managing and will provide specific details upon
request. We are looking to begin in August if possible. Please

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