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THIS IS OUR 202nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 34, Number 4       

July/August 2016        ISSN 1074-3642  

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 10 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Mike and Mary: Ordinary people living this extraordinary life
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



I NEED A HOUSESITTER and animal caretaker for the months of July
and August for my home and animals outside of Selma. I have ten
acres. I will need to show and teach the housesitter how to feed
and care for my animals. The housesitter must be an animal lover
to care for my horses, dogs, and cats. The horses do not need
exercising or brushing. For more details, please email


WANTED A CHRISTIAN COUPLE to help at a family owned remote
private lodge on a lake in southwest Alaska. General maintenance
and repairs, all types of hard work construction from the ground
up, log work, and boat upkeep. Help with meals, cleaning in the
lodge and miscellaneous outside chores. Staring now through the
Fall. $2,000 per month plus room and board, we provide
transportation from Anchorage to the lodge and back. Have
Satellite Internet, remote phone service and indoor plumbing.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS NEEDED on a remote cattle ranch in northern Arizona in
the cool pines, north of Flagstaff. Our nearest neighbor is two
miles away. You will need your own 4-wheel-drive to get around in
this 6,000 elevation. Duties include: light livestock feeding as
needed, starting the generator, watching over the place, and
building a fire each morning in the main house. No salary.
Utilities, meat, and space for a motor home or trailer parking
available in exchange for caretaker duties. Would like to find
caretakers who can stay here long-term, since we travel a lot. We
are looking for a caretaker couple who can start here around July
1, 2016. We will need to do a background check on all applicants.
Please email why you would be interested in this long-term
caretaker position and include references who we can contact to

A POPULAR, DOWNTOWN TUCSON six suite, historic B&B is looking for
full-time live-in Innkeeper(s). Duties include healthful,
2-course breakfast preparation and serving (we are well-known for
our menu - you must be a "foodie"), reservation management, guest
check-in, laundry, some room cleaning, scheduling of cleaning,
maintenance, landscaping, etc. Must have previous experience, be
hard-working, have strong task organizational and time management
skills, must be prompt at all times, and have excellent customer
service skills including the ability to anticipate guest needs.
Must dress professionally and be non-smoking, with no visible
tattoos, be self-motivated, detail oriented,  extremely 
trustworthy  and  honest, comfortable with social media, and
highly computer literate (knowledge of Rezovation online booking
system a plus). Candidate should understand that this is a
hands-on lifestyle, and not be bothered by Owner involvement.
Couples and/or go-getter individuals, and those with culinary
backgrounds will be considered. Compensation includes housing,
utilities, salary, and a month of paid time off in the summer.
Would ideally like Innkeeper(s) to start in early June 2016 in
order to overlap with our outgoing Innkeepers. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls


Hello Caretaker Gazette, I just wanted to let you know that I was
able to find my last three homes through your great publication.
I say homes because that is what the places I cared for became to
me. I found I quickly adapted and was accepted in the
communities. So enclosed is my renewal for another three years. I
hope to find another great gig and another home! Thank you.
Charles S., Hemet, CA

Thanks for your nice message, Charles. It's not uncommon for
our subscribers who are housesitting and caretaking to become
part of the local communities. We appreciate your renewal and
hope you find another place that you can call home.

Hi Gary, well after weeks of interviews, background checks,
calling references and going back and forth about the job
requirements I have hired a woman who I think will be a great fit
for my rural property. She is single, will come here with her dog
and loves quiet time for her writing and art. I will keep you
updated but this looks like it will be a great fit! Thanks again,
Diane M., Portland, OR

Hi Diane, thank you for letting us know that your Gazette
help-wanted ad resulted in what sounds like the perfect caretaker
for your property.  Please keep in touch and let us know how
things go for you and your new caretaker.

Hi Gazette folks, I really love the addition of your Twitter feed
on your home page! It's great to see the beautiful photos and
they give me a little nudge toward making a change to this
lifestyle. I will probably run a Situations Wanted ad to
advertise my availability later this year. Thank you to all of
you there! Teri I., Madison, WI

Hi Teri, I appreciate your sharing your thoughts on our
Twitter feed. We've received good feedback on it from both
property owners and prospective caretakers. When you're ready to
run your Situations-Wanted ad, please let us know if you need any
help putting it together. We have thousands of property owners
who subscribe to the Gazette because they are looking to hire
people available - and it only takes one good property offer to
make it worthwhile.

Thanks to you and your Gazette, I have secured another excellent
job in a quality location on a superb property. Although I will
miss the East Coast as I am headed west to the mountains. I am
going to keep my subscription current in the event things change
or another listing comes up in this area. Thanks again, Gary, for
continuing to give all of us dedicated caretakers so many years
of options and listings and connections necessary to pursue these
quality jobs in great locations. Larry D., New Brunswick, NJ
Congratulations on the new position, Larry! It sounds like the
position out west will give you some great experiences that you
can eventually use to help you find a future position back on the
East Coast. Thanks for your kind words about the Gazette and our
dedication to the property caretaking field.
Hi Gary, to date my wife and I have received close to two dozen
inquiries to our help-wanted ad that ran in the Gazette. A number
of them look very good. As you know we have always had a hard
time finding the right people to live up there and you have just
solved that problem for us. I will be sure to respond to each
email to let people know what we are doing. Thanks, Steve B.,
Santa Barbara, CA
Steve, thanks for taking the time to share your experience
with us. You have a beautiful and unique, if somewhat isolated
property, but many of our Gazette subscribers are looking for
just such a place. I'm not surprised to learn that your ad
brought you such a good response. We have some excellent
subscribers - very qualified people who will bring their
experiences to help you and who would enjoy living on your
beautiful property. I appreciate your taking the time to respond
to all of the applicants.

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

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CARETAKER REQUIRED on a Theodore cattle property. Theodore is a
rural town in the Shire of Banana, Queensland. The caretaker will
need to maintain the gardens, waters and other light duties. Must
be clean and tidy. An air-conditioned two bedroom cottage is
included in the package. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References required.

CARETAKER POSITION available for a retiree. We have a vacant
position for a retired gent on a 14,000 acre beef cattle and
horse property. This is a relaxed position which would suit a
gent looking to steady up a little, based around maintaining
water and feeding some horses and two dogs. Some mowing and
occasional gardening and a couple of stables to clean. All
comforts included, with a separate accommodation double bed, TV,
air conditioner, all meat supplied, grocery account, plus weekly
wage. We have a welcoming family environment here. Please mail
resumes to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

HANDYMAN/BUILDER WANTED for a variety of light projects. Work two
to three hours a day in exchange for free camping, food, fuel
and/or cash based on how much work is completed. Step back in
time on our rural property located five kilometers south of
historic Childers, Queensland, 35 minutes to Bundaberg, 45
minutes to Hervey Bay and 30 minutes to the beautiful Woodgate
Beach. Electricity, water, bathroom and laundry available if
required. Experience with machinery and cattle would be an
advantage but not necessary, just a willingness to help and must
love dogs. Couples welcome. To apply, please call

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. An opportunity is available for a
couple. We are located 90kms east of Cloncurry. Duties include
all facets of cattle work with mostly bikes and general
maintenance on two properties. Grader and loader experience would
be an advantage. No local school available. Please direct

CARETAKER needed. We are seeking a live-in caretaker to reside
free of charge in a brand new two bedroom residence in the
Newcastle, New South Wales area. In return, some caretaker duties
will be required. This would suit a semi or retired person or
couple. To apply, please supply past employment history and copy
of your Driver's License to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

active caretaker couple to look after day-to-day running and
maintenance of our property, which is 130kms to Croydon. This is
a well-paid, fully kept position. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

property 1.5 hours to Toowoomba, and one hour to Kingaroy,
Queensland. Must have considerable cattle, horse and machinery
experience, and be honest and reliable. In exchange, you will be
provided, rent-free, with a three bedroom cottage, plus part
power, plus remuneration for some other duties. Local references
are essential. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Moree, New South Wales, starting ASAP.
The couple must love a rural lifestyle and have experience in
general repairs and maintenance. Also must be mechanically
minded. We are looking for a fit, mechanically minded caretaker
couple who are capable of servicing pumps, checking water and
maintaining and repairing fences. Must have sober habits and be
trustworthy. The job will be 20 hours a week and more in busy
times. We provide accommodation, $250/week, plus electricity is
also supplied. Please note this is a permanent position and not
available to Working Holiday Visa Holders. To apply, please call

CARETAKERS WANTED in Mount Larcom, in the Gladstone Region of
Queensland. Free rent, power, air conditioning, and unfurnished
accommodation provided in exchange for caretaking, farm sitting
and the running of dog boarding kennels. Must be very passionate
about dogs. A mechanical-minded person would be an advantage to
assist in general farm duties and maintenance. This would suit a
part-time worker or retired/semi-retired couple or responsible
younger couple looking for a Country Lifestyle. Please call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please


The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX owns and operates the majestic 194-acre
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000
guests each year engage in transformational programs and
practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With a
large permaculture garden, gorgeous walking paths, abundant
wildlife, six meeting rooms, 64 lodging rooms, and meals
available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for
workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world
to host events and multi-day workshops. We are seeking a couple
as full-time, resident caretakers who can commit to a minimum of
a one-year stay. The position requires caretakers who are
competent and capable with good communication skills, customer
service focused, strongly self-motivated and self-disciplined,
and who enjoy being creative, physically active, and being
outside in nature. Our caretakers would act as stewards of the
land but also hosts of our events, working closely with our group
leaders and participants. You would be a member of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX team and would need to have a similar
mindset to the existing staff and retreat goers. Caretakers must
be self-reliant, hardworking, and agree to live in a residential
facility prepared for them. Living quarters include a modular
building which has a huge master bedroom, bath with shower,
living/sitting area, and full kitchen. A golf cart is available
for traversing the campus, and we can accommodate up to two
personal vehicles on site at all times. Laundry is available on
site. A phone is provided for the caretakers during their working
hours. Caretakers cannot leave the property while on-duty. The
main daily/nightly duties include, but are not limited to: serve
as the main on-site contacts for groups, perform general
handyperson maintenance and report larger issues, conduct site
orientations, assist guests into rooms, open and close main gate,
and vigilance for safety, especially during the fire season.
Since EarthRise is private property, this also means escorting
uninvited guests off the land. Must be able to lift at least
30lbs. Walking, bending, lifting required. The work environment
consists of beautiful vistas in a rural environment. While a golf
cart is available, may need to walk distances of .25 mile at a
time - this is the distance of one side of the campus to the
other. If you are interested in learning more, first visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for information on our
organization, staff, scientists and educators. Familiarize
yourself with the area, and consider the cost of living (outside
of room and board) in Northern California, in one of the most
affluent counties in California (Marin, Sonoma). Synergy and an
interest in those who want to expand their horizons and explore
leading edge consciousness research will feel most welcome here.
To apply, please submit a resume and a detailed cover letter that
describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your relevant
experience. Please email your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls, please. Please put
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Caretakers" in the subject line of your

ONE BEDROOM TRAILER FARM HOME available for caretaker help in
Dobbins. We're renting a 34 foot double pop-out trailer home for
$150/month in exchange for minor caretaking help (less than an
hour/day) on our five acre property. The home will not be
available until June1st. We're looking for a special person who
loves animals and farm life to care for our five adult goats,
some young ones, and chickens. We're a very conservative
Christian family with high moral values and we're looking for
someone with similar interests to share the property with us. We
stay in a two bedroom house near the trailer home. The caretaker
must have an income and give a two year character reference from
a credible source that can be verified (like a Pastor of a
Church). We don't allow drugs, smoking, drinking, parties, pets,
or sleepovers. This property would be perfect for a retired
person who likes wilderness, outdoors, and animals. This is not
for a person who is just looking for cheap rent. The caretaker
duties include feeding goats daily, water for goats weekly,
feed/water for chickens weekly, move goats to alternate fenced
areas (as needed), apply clean bedding in winter (bi-weekly),
move broken branches into burn pile (if needed), and do minor
repairs of fences, gates, and shed (if needed). You might be able
to do extra chores on the property for $15/hour to pay toward the
$150/month. The trailer has one bedroom, one bathroom, stove,
oven, wood burning stove, refrigerator, window air-conditioning
unit, storage, extra high ceiling, clean, big windows, furnished,
and has a beautiful view overlooking the farm. Please send an
email for more information, if you have the qualifications for
this position, and please email your resume and references

NEED A JUNIOR CARETAKER for property in Malibu, CA. Must love
animals, have handyman skills, and be knowledgeable of
landscaping. Must be a doer and a yes person. This is a full-time
position. Please email your resume and references to

ON-SITE RANCH MANAGER needed in the beautiful Salinas Valley,
starting August 1, 2016. Overview: We are seeking an honest,
energetic individual or couple to oversee our historic family
property located in the heart of Steinbeck Country in
California's Salinas Valley. A passion for living on and caring
for land in a remote, natural setting is a must. Day-to-day
duties involve routine upkeep and efficiently dealing with the
many issues that arise on a rural property. We graze cattle on
our ranch from mid-October to the end of May, depending on
availability of adequate feed. Family members visit with some
frequency. Currently a full-time ranch manager lives on the
property. His retirement is planned following hiring and
transitioning to a new individual(s) with the hands-on skills to
fill this role. We need someone able to work with our current
manager and with us to learn ranch systems and assume increased
responsibility for keeping our ranch a special place. This is a
year-round opportunity, and will initially be part-time (20 hours
per week). With the right fit this position will grow to
encompass increased responsibilities and full-time employment.
Initial duties will include:
* Maintain an on-site presence
* Perform various maintenance tasks as needed for buildings and
outlying livestock troughs
* Control weeds/brush around buildings
* Run errands as needed for supplies/parts
* Manage relationships with contract services within a budget
* Communicate and coordinate with the owner to prepare for ranch
* Assist the current ranch manager as needed
* Potentially operate a tractor, backhoe, forklift, water truck,
ATV as needed
Transitional/Additional duties will include:
* Routinely operate ranch equipment (as listed above) and
coordinate regular maintenance/repair
* Maintain electric fencing on perimeter of the property,
including clearing fallen limbs, controlling weeds, replacing
* Manage water systems for homes/livestock, including storage
tanks, pumps, underground pipes
* Oversee maintenance of ranch roads, including culvert work
* Regularly attend to needs of cattle during grazing season,
coordination/communication with the owner of stock
Living Arrangement:
Housing will be provided on-site. Given the remoteness of the
ranch, this is not a suitable situation for kids.
In addition to housing/basic utilities, compensation will include
a monthly stipend to be negotiated. Initially, the applicant will
need to provide his/her own vehicle and proof of insurance.
Medical insurance is not provided. Worker's compensation will
cover any injuries that are work-related. As more duties are
assumed, additional compensation and use of a ranch vehicle will
be negotiated.
* Ability to pass a background check
* Good driving record
* Experience working on/managing agricultural property
* Physically fit; willing and able to lift 50 pounds plus
* Good communication skills
* Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage time
* Self-motivated, positive and flexible
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED for a Mountain Ranch in Pollock Pines. I have a
two bedroom/one bathroom mobile home trailer available (the
trailer appliances run on propane) in exchange for help around
the ranch and building tiny houses on trailers. Also possible is
a live-in situation in my house for the right person. I have been
inundated with replies so when responding please describe what
abilities you have and work experience. I am leaning toward
retired people or somebody who would be around a lot but will
consider anybody who brings a lot to the table so to speak. Room
for horses over three acres already fenced for the caretaker.
There is also a very rustic cabin and plenty of trailer space
available. Looking for somebody with experience with horses or
people with carpentry/handyman skills and business management. A
MacGyver type of person would be a plus. Must be a self-starter
and it would be great if you have a lot of your own tools. A
great deal of common sense is essential for living on a ranch and
I can't stress that enough. There are two trout streams on the
property and plenty of places to garden. Unfortunately there is
no 420 growing here. An apple orchard over one hundred sixty
years old is still bearing sixteen different varieties of apples.
There are also raspberries, gooseberries and loganberries to be
harvested. I need help restoring the house that has half fallen
down, as it was built in 1869. The ranch is semi remote, located
five miles to the closest neighbor, but only fifteen minutes on
good roads to Pollock Pines with major shopping stores and
schools. There is excellent cell phone reception. The ranch is in
generator country which means you need to provide your own
generator as there is no electricity! We get quite a bit of snow
in the winter so a 4-wheel-drive is advisable. There are possible
job opportunities with the right people but nothing going on at
the present moment. I need motivated people who want to help get
the business going again and expand to build tiny houses on
trailers. I have enough lumber cut and dried to build 10. This is
an l64 acre timber property. I have sawmill, kiln and woodworking
tools. Would like to find somebody interested in helping expand
my lumber, cabinets and furniture sales. Also interested in
turning the ranch into an equestrian campground and give guided
horseback riding on the property and the adjacent thousands of
acres of US forest land. I do have other caretakers so everything
is not dependent upon just one caretaker. No drug or alcohol
abusers please. There is a background check required. Please
reply with your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE in the California Sierra Foothills
from 7/21 to 8/6/16. RV/trailer preferred (electricity and water
provided). Secluded home on a 37 acre property, located 65 miles
northeast of Sacramento and 100 miles from Reno. Borders two
intersecting rivers; five minutes to Lake Englebright
(boating/fishing); two+ hours to San Francisco; three+ hours to
Hwy 101, the Redwoods and the Coast. Single or couple only. No
smoking, drinking, or drugs. References, background check and
signed agreement required. Duties: attentive care for one indoor
senior dog (residing in house); outdoor flower and plant care.

RANCH CARETAKER needed. You can swap caretaker work for living
space in Templeton, CA. Looking for a mature reliable person.
Must love animals. One hour to 1.5 hours of work per day in
exchange for a small clean apartment provided. Please mail your

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in Northern California seeks a
caretaker or business partner to create a retreat. Carpentry,
plumbing, permaculture and/or orchard skills a plus. Riverfront,
fruit orchard, garden/farm space, rafting, swimming, telephone,
DSL. Photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please send questions and
resume or brief description of skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER - located 25 minutes from downtown
Santa Cruz, in Soquel - to help with a variety of tasks and
projects at my property. Multiple skill sets, vegetarian,
experience with start-ups or grant writing and a positive,
cheerful attitude are a plus. If you are already very busy in
life, please do not reply. Also, you must have a reliable vehicle
to qualify. I will conduct interviews in town at a coffee shop to
start. About me: 46-year-old male, live alone, heterosexual, in a
relationship, no pets and no desire to live with pets, vegetarian
diet, property manager/landlord, and entrepreneur. So, if you are
interested in meeting, please send me a brief introduction to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and tell me what you are passionate about
and what work you have done up until now. Thank you again for
your time, I will reply to all who write.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a General Manager couple for our
Mendocino property starting ASAP. We are looking for a
hardworking, honest couple with excellent interpersonal and
organizational skills to operate our three small inns (total of
19 rooms) in Mendocino. This year-round, live-in position
requires the dedication and motivation to create an idyllic
experience for our guests while balancing the needs of the
business. Job requirements include preparation of our signature
small plates breakfast, some housekeeping and laundry, grounds
work and property maintenance, seasonal renovation projects,
staff hiring and supervision and of course reservations and guest
interaction (and much more). This is a hands-on lifestyle
position. In addition to the General Manager couple, the
collection is staffed with guest services associates and a
housekeeping crew. If you are looking for a lifestyle change and
a beautiful vibrant place to live, please email your cover
letter, resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Supervisor needed. Live and work on 220 acres in Malibu.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a year-round camp and conference center is
looking for an experienced on-site Facility Manager to join the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX team to supervise our maintenance and
housekeeping staff and to perform routine and general maintenance
and repair of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facility. The
responsibilities will include performing a variety of work and
repair in the maintenance and housekeeping around the facility
including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, cleaning,
and recycling, performing a full routine walk around the
Institute weekly to find any problems in the facility, performing
minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment (major
repairs are performed under the supervision of the Operation
Director), maintaining the two water systems and perform
treatment periodically, responding to emergency maintenance
requests as required, maintaining records of scheduled
maintenance procedures, maintaining American Camp Association
standards, maintaining OSHA standards, supervise maintenance and
housekeeping staff, and promote the safe working environment. The
position requires working knowledge in areas of facility
management, painting, carpentry, electrical wiring and controls,
plumbing, water and sewage treatment, vehicle and machinery
operation, including maintenance, and proficiency in the safe and
proper use of power equipment and tools, heavy and light
machinery, and building materials. Must have knowledge of proper
techniques in the following areas: construction, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, and grounds keeping. To properly manage the
operation of a camp pool, it is recommended that the Facility
Caretaker be a certified pool manager, with experience working
with vendors, suppliers, and service providers. Required
languages: Spanish and English. Living on site required, housing
provided. Please, no calls. Please mail your resume and


FULL-TIME RESIDENT CARETAKER required for a 103 unit townhouse
strata corporation in Richmond, British Columbia. Requirements
are good communication and organizational skills, janitorial
skills, handyman duties including light repairs, pool and hot tub
maintenance, initiative and a pro-active attitude. Previous
experience required. This is a live-in position with a large one
bedroom provided at below market rent. Compensation will be
$42,000. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER for a large property in the Mono
Mills Area of Ontario. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pesticide-free
farm. We use only organic fertilizers and natural pest control.
We have bee-friendly gardens and fruit orchards on site. We use
native plants in many of the gardens on site. Reporting to the
property owners, the caretaker will assist in a variety of daily
maintenance tasks. Maintenance will include, but not limited to,
painting, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, electrical,
gardening, operating and maintaining farm and landscape
equipment, light housekeeping, meeting contractors,
general/routine maintenance of buildings and barn. This is a
full-time, live-in position with a one year contract with
potential to renew. The successful candidate will have excellent
communication, time management, and organizational skills. To

CARETAKER NEEDED for high-end residential buildings.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a growing janitorial and building
maintenance firm looking for team oriented and enthusiastic
individuals to service high-end residential and commercial
buildings most of which are transit accessible. Full-time,
part-time and weekends day shift only, are available immediately
in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Port
Moody. The caretaker duties will include meeting trades people,
performing janitorial duties, performing minor repairs, having
the ability to communicate in both written and spoken English,
basic knowledge of computer (Excel/Word/email). Applicants must
have no criminal record. We offer opportunities for advancement
and attractive wages based on experience including comprehensive
health and dental benefits! If you are willing to learn and be
trained, Five Star will provide training. Compensation will be
discussed with applicants. Please fax your resume and cover

CAPE BRETON, CANADA. Long-term housesitter/caretaker needed for a
small ocean-front husbandry, horse, goat, two dogs a cat and a
few chickens along with lawn and garden care; live in and be
available to help and take over when owner travels, usually two
to three months in the winter. One-bedroom apartment available at
$200 per month plus utilities. Vehicle and driver's license
essential. Non-smoker only please. For details, please email

now in Vancouver. We are an established Real Estate Firm looking
to hire a resident caretaker for a building located on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. There are 47 suites to manage. The position
is full-time and the caretaker will be hired as an independent
contractor. General tasks include but are not limited to: general
cleaning of the property/grounds, light maintenance, preparing
suites for new tenants, collecting rents from tenants, attending
to any emergencies, and reporting to property manager via a
monthly written report. Hours are flexible with competitive
compensation. You will receive a rent reduction in the largest
two bedroom unit of the building. Our building is pet friendly.
This job is available to start ASAP. Please mail your resume and

ON-SITE CARETAKER REQUIRED for an apartment building in Portage
la Prairie, Manitoba. Require an on-site couple to perform the
following duties: cleaning and general maintenance of common
areas of building, some snow clearing, and some administrative
duties. We are looking for a couple who have general knowledge of
plumbing, electrical, cleaning abilities and with strong
communication skills to understand tenant enquires. Must be
bondable. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GODERICH, ONTARIO. LOVELY, PEACEFUL 80 acre property located 2kms
from Lake Huron. Popular vacation region. Swimming pond,
woodlands and pasture, two bedroom off-grid home in exchange for
care of our two horses, lawn and garden for the month of July.
Horse experience appreciated. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Poncha Springs, CO. We are looking for
a couple to manage a cabin resort in Poncha Springs, just 10
minutes away from Salida. We are a small family-owned resort with
five cabins and a common room. We are located in a secluded and
beautiful area at the base of Poncha Pass, U.S. Highway 285.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general
grounds-keeping and cabin maintenance, overseeing the care of the
owner's pets (two cats, two dogs, and two horses), reservations
and office work, part-time cabin cleaning and bedding turn-overs,
and other duties as requested. Housing in a 30 ft. Airstream
Trailer is provided rent free on the property, but utilities are
not included. Salary is negotiable based upon experience. Please
email your resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/RENTER WANTED for a Costa Rica beachfront home in
Zancudo, a small town on Gulfo Dulce. Contemporary two-story, two
bedroom/two bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL Internet, etc.
Seeking a mature, non-smoking person/couple, one-year lease.
Available August 1, 2016. $400/month plus utilities and a
deposit. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can also see

Permaculture, Natural Building and Homesteading Skills. We are
presently looking to fill one position in our current (2016)
apprenticeship program. The right applicant would start as soon
as possible and work with us through mid-December. If you are
interested in this opportunity, please go here to apply:
and work with amazing people at the Ranch and in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. They make lifelong friends, participating
in a style of living that oftentimes changes them forever. This
experience offers the unique opportunity to become a part of the
magic and beauty of a remote area of Costa Rica, while
simultaneously learning tangible skills to take back home. Our
goals for this program are to empower individuals who are
genuinely interested in creating a more sustainable world, be a
"living laboratory" for experiential education and the learning
and daily practice of life-long skills, inspire and enable
individuals to continue to develop creative solutions and
generate positive social change and sustainable practices in
their own lives and communities after they leave, prepare a group
of capable individuals to help manage and caretake the Ranch
during the months of August, September, October and November.
Provide post-apprenticeship support through our networks. We
strongly encourage applicants who are serious about our work and
are motivated to be part of our industrious team, working towards
solutions for current environmental and social challenges. We
offer a unique and focused program based on experiential
education and practical skill-building. Once we have received
your application we will let you know about available space and
set up a phone interview with the best prospective applicants.


LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London's Regent's Park ASAP.
Top salary provided for the right very-experienced couple. An
international family, moving into a newly renovated property in
Regent's Park, are looking for an experienced live-in domestic
couple. We are looking for a couple who have at least five year's
hands-on experience running a busy private family residence. You
would be responsible for the smooth running of this busy family
home with duties including and not limited to cooking for the
principals and their two children, cleaning the property to a
high standard, dealing with the laundry, changing beds, towels
etc., driving the family in and around London when required,
keeping the outside areas immaculate at all times, ensuring any
issues and light DIY is carried out, and overseeing the daily
tasks associated with keeping a large residence in tip-top shape.
You must have excellent checkable references and be willing to be
flexible with your time. Accommodation is provided. This domestic
couple position is to start ASAP. Please email your resume and

A LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE is required for a family home in
Notting Hill. Duties will include all aspects of cleaning,
laundry management and ironing for the whole family, kitchen
management and food shopping, high-level cooking for the family,
dinner parties (one a week), sewing and shoe polishing, home
security, handyperson jobs, driving and car maintenance,
household shopping, garden maintenance, assisting the nanny with
childcare, where necessary and care for one family dog. The
required couple will work to a very high standard, work best in a
family environment and looking for a long-term role. Teamwork is
a key factor in this role as both candidates will be working with
the family nanny and other housekeeper. Experienced couples with
at least one member of the team capable of cooking high quality
family style cooking. Flexibility and a hardworking nature is a
must for this role. The role is for a 5/6 day week. Hours: 7:30am
to 6:30pm with some flexibility. A competitive salary will be
provided for high level candidates. Please send your resume and

enthusiastic individual to lead our site team, 37 hours per week,
for the whole year to start immediately. The successful applicant
will be reliable, flexible, have good practical skills and a good
understanding of general health and safety. The successful
candidate will also be skilled in the upkeep and maintenance of
the premises and will be required to communicate effectively with
contractors, staff, students and other members of the site team.
Please note that there will be occasional evenings and weekend
work. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be
sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed
appropriate. Please detail all relevant practical skills and
qualifications. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, United


CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Cocoa, a city in Brevard County,
Florida. We are searching for a married couple to live in our
large home and assist an elderly couple. The caretaker couple
will need to maintain the home and property. No rent, no taxes,
no insurance, no electric bills, but you will be responsible for
your own cell phone bill. No pets (we have enough), and no
children to live on the property. This position is available now.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE sought for a beautiful Villa in the South
of France. We are looking for a highly experienced couple who
have previously worked in private households. The Villa is kept
to a 5 star standard and the couple must be used to working in a
similar environment. The property is used three to five months
throughout the year. The roles will include but will not be
limited to carrying out the laundry requirements of the owners
and Villa, basic gardening, maintenance of the swimming pool,
cooking/preparing three meals a day, serving at the table for
lunch and dinners, looking after the resident cat (the owner's
pet), basic maintenance and cleaning of vehicles based at the
Villa, overall running of all aspects of the Villa's upkeep and
maintenance including liaison with all local third-party
contractors, booking restaurants and other general arrangement
requirements of owners and guests, buying and arranging of
flowers, and dressing of the Villa/exterior terraces for dinner
parties and special occasions. Use of a large, recently
modernized one-bedroom apartment (house) separate from the main
house. Salary negotiable depending on experience. For those
experienced couples who have a minimum of five years' work
experience in private households, please email your resume and


PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Atlanta outskirts for two weeks in
early July. I have three adorable cats and two great dogs living
in a farmhouse near the town of Tyrone. I need a friendly,
reliable and independent housesitter(s) to take good care of
them. The person(s) interested would also need to love the
countryside and have their own transportation. This is a
beautiful area with a lot to discover and simply enjoy. For
further info, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS WANTED in Waipio Valley, Big Island. Looking for a
couple for our River front property in exchange for landscaping
and maintenance. Live in separate caretaker quarters. Short or
long term available. Please send your resume, references and

on the Big Island. You can learn more about us and see photos at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a work exchange position for a
12x24 off grid cabin with a shared community kitchen, living
room, bathroom and laundry. It includes electric, water and a
share of food from the land. It is an exchange available to an
open-minded, progressive, fun loving, good hearted, solid work
ethic couple who have farm and construction/maintenance
experience as well as interest in living in conscious community
on a permaculture wellness retreat farm. It is a commitment
through September or longer for the right fit. It is 20 hour a
week work exchange with additional paid work up to 20 hours a
week. To apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and fill out
the application at the bottom of the page. Please send it to us
along with a photo of you doing something you love! Mahalos

SEEKING ONE COUPLE ONLY (retired OK) to help run a three bedroom
Inn in Paradise on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
This is a work trade/possible profit share opportunity for
self-starters or entrepreneurial minded folks. The positions
entail housekeeping, greeting guests, answering the phone,
placing ads online, lawn mowing, weed whacking, gardening,
handyman, and construction. No smoking, drinking or drugs allowed
on this sacred land. Must be friendly, dependable, reliable,
trustworthy and honest. You will live in a private rustic cabin,
so must love living in nature where the fruit literally falls off
the trees. Having a retirement fund, your own income or work at
home job on the side is a plus. This opportunity starts ASAP.
From then we can re-evaluate after one to three months to see if
you are a good fit. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PLANT 'WIZARD' SOUGHT for Hawaii (Big Island) Native Plant
Refuge. Caretaker with passion for horticulture and capable in
self-reliant ('off grid') lifestyle needed at our 2,400'
elevation. This is very private, with rustic accommodation and
vehicle for use. Terms of residency subject to negotiation and
successful train-in/orientation. If seriously interested, please
contact me for more details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed from September 12 through
September 22, 2016. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work
on the historic island of Videy for the 10th year in a row with
our host, the city of Reykjavík. Videy or "Wood Island" is
the largest (1,7 square km) island in the Kollafjorour Bay, just
outside Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The island is
covered by many species of plants and at least 30 species of
breeding birds have been counted here. Videy was inhabited from
soon after the settlement of Iceland in the 10th century and at
the beginning of the 20th century around 100 people lived there.
Today the island is uninhabited. There is a regular boat
connection between the island and the harbor of Reykjavík.
The island is only a few hundred meters away from the city and
the trip takes just about 10 minutes. This makes Videy so
special; it is a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life
of the capital. There are hiking and cycling paths around the
island and there is no motor traffic allowed. It also inhabits
intriguing sculptural art work, amongst them all nine pairs of
basalt pillars that comprise Richard's Serra's work Afangar and
Yoko Ono's "Imagine peace" column, a tower of light, which is
supported by the widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest
on Videy are related to archaeological research, the village. At
the eastern end of the island is the site of an abandoned fishing
village and Vioeyjarnaust, at the southwest of the island, is a
memorial to the twenty men who lost their lives when the cutter
Ingvar sank off Videy in 1906. Dramatic formations of columnar
basalt may be seen on the shore. The project offers diverse tasks
and various experiences for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers.
Volunteers will work on environmental and nature related
assignments, such as possibly harvesting vegetables and crops
grown on the island. Volunteers will also help with cleaning up
in the area, especially along the coastline. Tools and furniture
will need to be stored inside, and the common recreational areas
need to be prepared for the autumn/winter season. There will also
be a bit of constructional work since some fences need
maintenance and volunteers will do some paint jobs as well. The
weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable so be prepared to
experience all kinds of weather and be sure of bringing warm
clothing as it can be cold, windy and rainy. Volunteers should
have motivation to work outside and work in all different kinds
of weather. Volunteers will be lodged in a local house at Videy
Island, in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. The house has a well equipped
kitchen. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge
of the cooking and cleaning activities. To learn more, please


NEED A CRITTER-SITTER when we're absent for our four goats, four
cats, and one dog. Live in our 25' fifth wheel if you don't have
your own RV. You can enjoy the quiet solitude of central Idaho
with lots of time to explore the back country. Please email

LIVE-IN BUILDING CARETAKER needed in Coeur d'Alene, ID. We own a
154-unit senior apartment building and have an immediate opening
for an after-hours building caretaker(s) to be on call nights,
weekends and holidays in exchange for free rent and utilities of
a two-bedroom apartment onsite. This is a perfect position for a
retired couple. Many of the after-hours calls are for lockouts
with occasional emergencies involving falls or plumbing which are
handled by calling 911 or on-call maintenance staff. Essential
functions include on-call emergency response after hours,
weekends and holidays, the ability to work cooperatively and
effectively with a diverse group of older adults, respond to
alarms in a quick and timely manner, the ability to discern
whether to call 911 or a family member to help a resident, and
Saturday trash pickup. Please mail your resume to


Fishers, Indiana. This is a live-in position. Menu creation, food
preparation, service, and clean-up of breakfast, served between
7:30-9:30 am. Kitchen hours are 6 am to noon, five days a week.
Solo cooking up to 14 guests, assistance with 15 or more.
Occasionally assist with guest relations. Future responsibilities
could include 6:30 am 'business buffet', catering opportunities,
sourcing local foods, and helping plan the opening of PGH on-site
restaurant. Live on site, rent and utility free. Some food is
included. Will also receive $900/month in compensation. Time
spent on events would be compensated at $12/hour. All work is
done as a contractor. Days off are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please
submit your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


through November 30, 2016. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are small
campgrounds with 44 campsites. You will need your own RV. The
camp host will have two major duties: visitor assistance and
facility maintenance. As an important part of the lakes visitor
assistance program the volunteer will welcome all visitors and
provide fee, rule and regulation, and other general information.
The volunteer will monitor park activities and will contact the
park ranger if a problem is observed. Facility maintenance will
include cleaning the toilet building in the park and insuring
that supplies are kept stocked in this facility. Other duties
will include roadside litter pickup, cleaning of fire rings, and
watering and maintaining flowerbeds. Volunteers will be provided
with all required administrative supplies, radios, cleaning
supplies, and other tools. Volunteer will be provided with a full
service RV site including a storage shed. Please complete the
Mike and Mary: Ordinary people living this extraordinary life
Dates of Birth: Mike 7/4/59   Mary 6/6/48
Interests: hiking, kayaking, country living, reading, crafts,
meeting new people and learning new skills
Quote: "Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller

Mike and Mary

It's been over two years since The Caretaker Gazette published
our Caretaker Profile and so much has happened that we wanted to
post an update. As I sit here, once again back in Vermont, my
view from the window in front of me is a lovely lake, loaded with
rainbow trout, two Canadian Geese (with their four, newly hatched
chicks) and shoreline trees which are just opening their leaves
to the springtime sun. I told my husband, Mike, we ought to have
a bumper sticker reading, "Paid to live in paradise" on our
Until five years ago, we didn't even know the caretaking
lifestyle existed. I was happily teaching at a small, non-profit
school and Mike drove a school bus and did handyman work on the
side. We had completely renovated our home and were comfortable
and happy when fortune came knocking on our door in the form of
an article in a magazine. I am always amazed, when looking back
on my life, the way things can be going along a planned route
when an innocuous comment, or in this case, an article in a
magazine, can change that course and open one's eyes to the
possibilities which surround us. We were happy in our jobs, but
both wanted be able to travel more and have new challenges in our
lives. This article really spoke to us.
The article was about people who did caretaking for a living. It
mentioned The Caretaker Gazette as a resource for connecting
property owners with responsible, reliable people. Two months
after subscribing to the Gazette, I asked Mike what he thought
about doing this full-time - and he replied with seven words that
changed our lives: "If the house sells, let's do it." The house
sold! Except for our dog, Maisy, and some basics, we were
footloose and ready to go. I know this lifestyle isn't for
everyone, but for us it is perfect. We don't need an RV because
the properties we take care of supply housing. 
On our first caretaking assignment in Indiana, we learned to care
for horses, beefalo, sheep and assorted barnyard animals on a 175
acre property which ran a summer camp in June and July. We also
planned, planted and cared for a large organic garden on the
property. The time we spent in Indiana was very special to us. We
really felt part of the community and we learned so many useful
skills which we continue to put to good use. In the end though,
new experiences called, ones in colder climates. One of the great
things about caretaking is that there are so many choices for the
locations, responsibilities, and kinds of jobs available. This is
no "one size fits all" kind of life. One thing we have noticed
is, that wherever we go, people ask us about our lifestyle and
how the process works. We always tell them to go to
www.caretaker.org to get an idea of how The Caretaker Gazette is
set up, and to take out a subscription if they want to go
further. Mike and I have also found the Gazette emails of current
openings to be very helpful. In addition to the emails, we have
had success when placing our own Situations-Wanted ads. The
important thing to remember when placing an ad is to be very
clear on what you are looking for. If location is important, be
sure to specify where you want to work (i.e. we prefer colder
climates.) Also, mention if you require housing, compensation, or
are just looking to housesit. You can discuss the details when
you talk on the phone or by email, but you will save time, both
for you and the property owner, by being clear on matters which
are important to you. Be sure to list skills you have, and always
get a letter of recommendation when the caretaking job is
From Indiana, we spent two summers managing a small, rustic cabin
resort located on the edge of a wilderness area in the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan, worked at a summer family camp in Vermont,
and were winter caretakers for a West Virginia property. Our
responsibilities left us plenty of time for kayaking, hiking,
sailing, and archery as well as for many trips exploring
different regions on our days off. 
We are truly blessed to be on this journey of discovery together
where we keep meeting such interesting people and traveling to
new and exciting places. Our only regret is that we didn't do
this years ago, and even that's a small regret because our lives
are so full right now. Our goal is always, no matter the
placement, to make a difference, wherever we are.
Yes, we are still living the caretaker lifestyle. Since we were
last here in New England, we have been managing a mansion in
Pennsylvania (built in 1829) which is run as an events center and
as a hostel on the Appalachian Trail. We gained a lot of
experience and worked with some fantastic people. Because of our
time there, we have both gotten into hiking and have added that
to our favorite outdoor activities.
With all our successes in caretaking, there is still one area we
want to improve on. We find there are many, many wonderful summer
opportunities, and a number of permanent placements, but for us,
we would like to find winter opportunities. Maybe homeowners who
like to go South in the winter need dependable people to watch
their property? We would love to hear from other caretakers with
any suggestions they may have.

Mary and Mike on the property where they're caretakers


A NEW ORLEANS FAMILY seeks a polished couple to provide Southern
hospitality for their family and guests. Responsibilities include
housekeeping, laundry, cooking, running errands, chauffeuring,
occasional childcare, and traveling with the family several times
a year. Must be willing to work 51/2 - 6 days per week and fit in
with their family and lifestyle. Salary is commensurate with
skills and experience up to $100,000 and includes health and
dental insurance, pension/401K plan, car for work-related
purposes, and a furnished apartment with paid utilities and cable
TV. Please email your resume and references to


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in exchange for free rent in Rockville.
Retired couple looking for freedom to come and go and do some
light traveling without the worry of our house or our beautiful
dog. Looking for a responsible, mature couple/person to live in
our separate four bedroom house with its own swimming pool,
fireplace, deck and fenced yard. This house is located adjacent
to our own house and is accessed through a fence between the two
properties. The primary focus of this caretaker position would be
to hang out with our dog, and other assorted responsibilities
related to the care of our home. We are very flexible and are
looking for the same. A long term relationship is desired.
Driver's license, car, outside income required. Must pass a
background check. Must be motivated to care for our house and dog
as if your own! Please email your qualifications and references


CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a responsible compassionate
person to live in Leicester, MA. The caretaker will be provided
with a private bedroom, living room, and bath. Will need to
oversee services for an 86-year-old male with early dementia.
Occasional cooking and cleaning required. Terms negotiable.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER needed in Puerto Morelos (near Cancun and Playa del
Carmen) on the Yucatan Peninsula for approximately seven weeks
from about July 23 to September 17, 2016. I have two dogs (a Lab
outside and Faux Dalmatian inside) and one outside cat (no other
pets please). I need someone willing to pay utilities (includes
wireless internet, VOIP US phone, satellite TV). No stipend,
responsible for all expenses, A Spanish speaker is preferred but
not required (for interaction with locals in case of hurricane
prep). Willing to care for my home during hurricane advisories;
prepare house and finalize plans with neighbors if evacuation
desired. We help and support each other and I would leave a
contingency plan for animals and closure of home); prefer someone
with hurricane experience! To apply, please email your resume,
recent photos and three checkable references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include the words 'Puerto Morelos
Housesit Assignment' in the subject line for screening.

OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO! A working ranch and sustainability center
seeks a summer caretaker or couple from July - September. Located
in a friendly beach town two hours south of Puerto Vallarta. A
longer term situation for the right applicant is possible.
Comfortable accommodations plus stipend provided. Spanish, animal
care, and off-grid living experience all a plus. Professional
references required. Please visit our website at

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for three rental apartments in the beautiful,
European style, UNESCO's City of Guanajuato, 35 minutes by taxi
from the international airport in Leon (BJX). Work a few hours a
day in exchange for a beautiful apartment with no rent or
utilities to pay. Spectacular views, huge outdoor space with
Wi-Fi, sun loungers, hammocks, and rooftop too that has great
panoramic views of Guanajuato. There are 100 steps down to my
house and another 100 plus steps to the city center. To learn
more please check XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I'm hoping to get people
for at least a month or two. Duties include checking guests in,
cleaning apartments, shopping, and maintenance. Please email


CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON needed in the South Metro of
Minneapolis. A medium size apartment complex is looking for
someone who has experience with light duty property maintenance
and an ability to work with people for basic problem solving and
a willingness to live on site. Duties would include basic upkeep,
move-out clean ups and apartment showings. Property is rural and
not on a bus line. Compensation is dependent upon your
qualifications. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
discuss your qualifications and salary expectations.

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed in Eden Prairie. Love cleaning?
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Eden Prairie is looking for a full-time
experienced caretaker. Duties include but are not limited
cleaning of the common areas in the buildings, the property
grounds, and turns. You must be able to work weekends when
needed. This position requires you to be on call every third
week. Competitive wage, insurance benefits and 401k provided. If
interested, please fax your resume for consideration to

in Saint Louis County, Minnesota. We are accepting applications
for an on-site caretaker. Responsibilities will include general
repairs, ground maintenance, cleaning, painting, and paperwork.
The caretaker position includes a two bedroom apartment. For more
information and an application please contact


2016 through at least two months of volunteer service. You must
have your own RV. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located just
minutes from the attractions in Branson. Volunteers in the
administration/maintenance position will provide two days of
administration duties and two days of maintenance duties each
week. Couples may fulfill these commitments on the same days.
Hours of service are 8:00am to 4:00pm. During administration
days, the volunteer answers phones and transfers phone calls,
assists walk-in customers, sends out information packets, opens
and closes the office, and other duties as needed. During
maintenance days, the volunteer mows, paints, assists the lake's
maintenance staff, and provides other services as needed. One
position and full-hookup campsite is available for volunteers who
wish to receive camping in return for services will be provided a
campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups no more than
three miles from the project office. Please complete the
volunteer application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH HELP WANTED in Southeastern Montana. Competitive salary,
housing, and benefits provided. Please send your resume to Ranch

I AM LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT HARD WORKING, responsible and reliable
couple to live and work at our ranch in beautiful central Montana
through October. Primary responsibilities would be lawn care,
maintenance, some light ranch work such as feeding cows and
maintaining a drip-line irrigation system, as well as some
cooking and cleaning. Modest housing provided. No drinking, no
smoking, no kids. Bilingual a must. Must be US citizen or legal
status. For the right couple, this will be an annual six-month
position. A background check will be run. Please send personal
information, prior work experience, and references to

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER POSITION available on a family farm/ranch
in the Blackfoot Valley, northeast of Missoula. Candidate must
have knowledge of cow calf operation as well as farming, haying,
irrigation and crop production. Candidate must be able to work
proficiently by themselves and be a self-motivated individual
with minimal supervision. Please send your resume and both
personal and professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


is a beautiful Hunting and Fishing Ranch, 100+ miles northeast of
Las Vegas, in Elgin, a ghost town located between Caliente and
Carp, Nevada. Elgin is located on the eastern banks of the Meadow
Valley Wash off of Nevada State Route 317. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a game bird preserve open for hunting pheasants and chukar. We
are looking for a full-time caretaker to live here. There is a
place to live with full utilities. Must be a handyman. For more


SINGLE INDIVIDUAL wanted as a Maintenance/Caretaker for a 19 room
rooming house in Keansburg, NJ. Responsibilities include
housekeeping and light landscaping. Must live on site. The
caretaker receives a small stipend and a rent-free, small
one-bedroom, as compensation. The ideal candidate will ensure the
proper maintenance and upkeep of the facility is done, assists in
developing consumer's ability to maintain individual residents on
basic cleaning and safety, establish and execute a formalized
preventative maintenance schedule for the facility, i.e. changing
locks, changing lighting fixtures, stripping and waxing floors,
installing shades, etc., submit requisitions for necessary
maintenance/repair supplies to the residential services manager
on a weekly basis and control the inventory of supplies, complete
the monthly physical plant and fire safety audit of the facility,
and participate in moving clients in and out of the facility.
Resumes may be faxed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


WANTING TO START DIALOGUE. Expect funding before next
publication, for move from Clovis, NM to the Albuquerque area
(may entail one month medical stay in Denver, CO). Need general
contractor, jack-of-all-trades type, for enjoyable tiny house
building project, plus ongoing holistic health, elder care, food
prep, cleaning, etc., with help possibly needed locating property
and making the move. If a possible match, please call

NEW MEXICO HOUSE SITTER WANTED. Living in guest house, caring for
six equines and three dogs at 400 acre ranch for one month or
more in Madrid during October/November/December 2016. Horse care
experience essential. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED for a rural New Mexico property that includes
two homes and several barns on 480 acres. You may bring horses
and dogs. The owners are moving and the property is for sale. The
expected start date is sometime in June. Please contact


State's Lake George/Saratoga Springs area. 31 year Innkeepers
looking to sit back and mentor a couple to oversee the daily
operations of a 13 room Inn (26 Inn guests) catering to couples.
The couple should have individual talents that complement each
other. Combined talents should include, knowledge of general
maintenance, breakfast cooking and baking and the patience to
oversee housekeeping and staff. A knowledge of computers and
social media is a plus. Must be physically fit, energetic and
hard working. No prima donnas! Must be willing to learn the
realities of Innkeeping with the ability to multi task. Good
people skills are important to interact with the Inn guests.
Duties include everything the Innkeepers do. The Innkeepers are
open to new ideas to better the guest experience. A one bedroom
apartment in the Inn is included with a salary. Non-smokers
preferred, no pets.  If you ever thought that you might want to
own a B&B one day, this is the perfect hands on training
position. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your
resumes, references, and a letter stating why you would be right
for this position.

CARETAKER WANTED. Exchange room and board for work around my
cabin now through September. Must have construction ability, and
a clean driver's license. No smokers, drinkers or drugs. Please
contact Kelly by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

four-season boutique hotel and spa in western New York. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Chautauqua, NY, offers a year round
salaried position, ideal for an enthusiastic person who can
entice new audiences through creative marketing, promotion, and
public relations. Duties besides marketing and revenue generation
include guest concierge service, management of reservation
software, training and management of staff, and overall business
management with the owner. Compensation including housing, paid
vacation, salary and a generous bonus plan are available for
experienced candidates. If you have a sense of humor, an
enthusiastic personality, dedication to providing an exceptional
guest experience, and five years minimum experience, please send
a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Couples may
apply if one is a qualified chef/kitchen manager for our food
service operation!


I AM LOOKING FOR ONE OR MORE PEOPLE for an undetermined length of
time (fine if it's one night or a couple weeks) in Dunedin, a
city at the head of Otago Harbour on the South Island's southeast
coast. Work around the house including section levelling,
cleaning, window washing, garden/site maintenance, etc. for four
hours per day, six days per week in trade for the following (will
consider less for skilled/artistic trade): a queen size bed and
single mattress, use of my mountain bike, and I have two kayaks
available. I live in a private section, about two kms from town,
which has good food, and some transport. For more information,

WORK EXCHANGE available for Lodge Assistants.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX converted to offer visitors from NZ and
overseas a unique holiday experience. We have guests departing
daily for the Tongariro Crossing, the Whanganui River Journey,
and the Bridge to Nowhere plus several fantastic mountain bike
trails. We also run Murder Mystery parties for groups of 10 - 40
people and host family reunions, birthday parties and other
special events. We are constantly undergoing renovations to
improve our facilities and as we're set within five acres of
parklike grounds there are plenty of gardening jobs to do. As a
Lodge Assistant you will help with cleaning, cooking, outdoor
tasks such as watering the garden, picking up leaves and looking
after our pet goat. Snowy Waters is located in a small rural town
near Tongariro and Whanagnui National Parks. Our setting is
private and peaceful with amazing views of the mountains. In
return for your hard work, we offer three meals per day plus
accommodation in your own room. On days off you can use our bikes
to explore the region. Due to the time it takes to train we ask
for a minimum four week commitment. We do take volunteers
throughout the year, however right now we are looking for a
helper who can start in June. We also welcome help from
tradespeople i.e.; those who can paint, plaster, tile, build or
plumb. There may be a paid job for skilled tradespeople. Please


PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed for an apartment site in
Shelby, NC, approximately 20 hours per week. This is a great
opportunity for an individual with basic knowledge of painting,
plumbing and carpentry. Some grounds maintenance required. Must
have dependable transportation and own basic hand tools. Must be
honest, dependable and able to work with minimal supervision.
Salary based on experience. Experience a plus, but will train the
right person. A credit and background check is required. Please
fax your resume or letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

HELP NEEDED in the Greensboro, NC area. This position is broken
down as approximately 30% office and administration, 30% light
janitorial and 30% light maintenance. If you believe that you
have the skills, attitude and experience to excel in this
position please do not hesitate to apply. In your cover letter or
resume indicate how your skill set aligns with each of the noted
components of the job. Please also provide your salary
expectations and be prepared to provide at least three
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CHILLICOTHE, OH FAMILY is seeking a housecleaner/Mother's
Helper. They need a live-out, dependable care provider for their
two boys, who are almost 5 and 2 years of age. These children are
near and dear to their hearts, and they strongly desire the best
possible care for them. Some housecleaning and laundry will also
be part of your responsibilities. They also have two dogs and one
cat that will require love and care. This is a sweet, kind family
to work for. They really want to hire someone who will become
like part of their family. Their home is a busy, casual home in a
suburban area. If this sounds like a position that could become
close to your heart, please send your personal email address
along with your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small working ranch/training facility.
Long-term stability, a peaceful environment, and private, fully
furnished, nicely appointed rent-free accommodations for up to
two adults with paid utilities and DirecTV are all part of the
numerous benefits included in the caretaker position that is
currently available at our ranch and training/breeding facility
located in Southern Oklahoma. The daily duties for the caretaking
position are simple and straightforward. There are no long hours,
heavy lifting, or arduous labor such as cleaning stalls or
carrying bales of hay. This is not a grunt job. The caretaker(s)
will assist owners with feeding, watering, and caring for horses
and other livestock at least twice a day in addition to providing
security. We offer long-term stable, secure, peaceful, rent-free,
tax-free fully furnished, nicely appointed living accommodations
in exchange for caretaking duties as described. Qualified
caretaker candidates will be mature, not less than 45 years of
age, in relatively good physical condition and without any type
of medical condition that would prohibit or limit their ability
to assist the owners and perform the various daily tasks of the
caretaker position. Along with these specific requirements a
qualified candidate will have a verifiable background,
references, and both knowledge and work history that reflects
ranching or caretaking experience that includes daily care of 15
or more horses as well as cattle. This position is for a working
ranch - not a hobby farm. Candidates for this position must have
verifiable references reflective of having performed work on a
ranch, farm, or at a training or breeding facility. Candidates
must be able to handle horses of all ages if necessary. Riding is
not a requirement but would be appreciated. Additional employment
opportunities are available for applicants with maintenance,
handyman, mechanical, administrative or computer skills. We are
laid back, low key, and easy to get along with under most
circumstances. We treat our employees with the same courtesy,
respect, honesty, and fairness that we expect in return. Worthy
candidates for this position are invited to come share with us
and enjoy the peaceful environment of our ranch and
training/breeding facility that is also our private sanctuary,
personal space, and the headquarters of our numerous business
enterprises. With all this in mind, we aren't trying to fill this
position quickly or with simply anyone who qualifies. We are
looking for the ideal candidate that not only meets the
qualifications, but also understands our chosen lifestyle,
accepts and adopts our way of doing things, and fits in with all
that we do. We hope to find someone who is savvy enough to both
acknowledge and appreciate the numerous benefits associated with
this unique position. If you qualify, please send a detailed
resume or chronological outline of your recent work history along
with a list of verifiable references for immediate consideration
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You may call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Monday - Saturday, 8am-8 pm, for more
information and to schedule an interview.

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed. A small horse ranch that specializes
in team roping has one full-time permanent position. Looking for
a reliable, dependable person with a good attitude. Work days are
Monday through Saturday. Duties include but not limited to:
feeding and caring for horses, cattle, chickens and dogs,
cleaning stalls and outside runs, fence repair and painting,
mowing, weed eating, grounds maintenance, driving truck, trailer
and bobcat skid steer. Live in position available for one person.
Your pay includes an efficiency bunkhouse apartment, Internet,
utilities and salary. Must have a valid driver's license and pass
a background check. You must also have reliable transportation.
This is not a trainer position, though you must be proficient
around horses, exercise riding may be required. We provide
boarding for one horse. We take good care of our employees and
expect the same from you. To apply, please call


EASTERN OREGON, two different positions/locations available: #1
Northeastern Oregon in the Blue Mountains/Pines, this one is a
paying job, RV space possible or old singlewide/fixable. Needing
six acres horse fenced, rockbuck style and block retaining wall
built for arena, plus odd jobs. #2 Ontario Oregon area, small
ranchette, needs live-in help, Electromagnetic Frequency
sensitive lady needs errands run, calls made. watering, ideal if
also do handyman/carpentry/groundskeeping, no smoking/drugs,
female preferred but open, possibly room for another horse or an


CARETAKER or handyman (can be couple) needed to help with the
maintenance of a camp for children with special needs (mild
developmental challenges) located in the beautiful Pocono
Mountains of Pennsylvania. Person needs to be able to do
landscaping, plumbing, light electrical and general maintenance.
Position includes salary and very comfortable home. No tobacco or
alcohol users please. Please send a resume and letter explaining
why you are interested in this wonderful opportunity. Please send

Broomall, PA has an immediate opening for a full-time caretaker
who will have both custodial and handyman responsibilities. The
ideal candidate should have the natural drive to ensure that our
church and facilities are consistently in pristine condition and
takes pride in his or her work. The caretaker will be responsible
for the overall cleanliness of the Church, Community Center and
Education Center. Perform day-to-day custodial activities in a
proper, effective and efficient manner. Use checklists or other
work activity sheets. Clean and sanitize restrooms and common
areas using established practices and procedure. Clean, dust, and
wipe furniture and pews; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors;
empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom
dispensers; polish metal fixtures. Prepare facilities, routinely
changing room setups (moving tables and chairs) as required for
various events and facility rentals, monitoring events, removing
trash and handling building opening, night closings, locking
doors, turning off lights, etc. Clean and sanitize kitchens using
established practices and procedure. Perform outside cleaning and
related activities such as sweeping, shoveling snow and salting,
watering flower pots, etc. Assist in ensuring fire drills and
emergency evacuation procedures are followed, and fire alarm
equipment is serviced. Program HVAC system to support scheduled
activities and events, and operate elevator equipment. The
successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of basic
custodial equipment and functions; basic knowledge of cleaning
products and the ability to relate well with staff and the
general public. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age and
possess a high school diploma or GED. A minimum of one year of
custodial experience and a valid driver's license and access to a
car is required. Living within five miles of Broomall is
considered a plus. Compensation will be competitive and based on
experience. To apply please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the word Caretaker in the
Subject Line.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an on-site Innkeeper/Innkeeper couple
to oversee the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an historic overnight hostel
for Appalachian Trail hikers and a special events facility
located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, PA. A
private apartment is provided free of charge with an additional
hourly wage and booking fee for group rentals. Looking for 3-year
commitment. See Position Description and Instructions on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. More information can be found at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please apply with cover letter, resume, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls please.


The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on 220 acres in Harrisville is
one of the premier Shooting Sports Clubs in New England. Founded
in the 1940's, the 500+ Member Club boasts: a Rifle and Pistol
Range, Pistol Pits, Trap and Skeet Fields, Sporting Clays and
Five Stand, 3D Archery, a new Indoor Pistol Range, Fishing Ponds,
outdoor Pavilion and a new Club House, Event Hall and commercial
Kitchen. We are seeking a live on premise, full-time Facilities
Manager and Property Caretaker to manage our facilities and
property. In this role, the Facilities Manager/Caretaker will
interact with Club Members and the general public in regards to
the Club, Sporting and other social Events in person, by phone
and by email, monitor routine and non-routine maintenance
schedules and emergency calls for physical plant maintenance and
repair, provide daily and routine maintenance and cleaning of
facilities that include the Club House, Bar, Kitchen, Event Hall
and restrooms, provide daily inspection of outdoor facilities and
secure all buildings and club areas after dark, manage bar and
general kitchen inventory and order to maintain stock levels as
needed, purchase and receive scheduled deliveries from authorized
vendors, suppliers and distributors for authorized club
functions, purchase and pick up supplies and dry goods as needed
from vendors and suppliers, provide detailed reports of supplies,
ordering and cash-out, and maintain a daily log of activities.
The appropriate individual will have demonstrated experience in
the following:
-	Great communications skills for interacting with the public
in-person, via phone and by email.
-	Facilities, property, club, event, restaurant or bar
management. (Preferred)
-	Purchasing and management of kitchen, bar and/or event
inventories and supplies.
-	Computer and reporting skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel,
email and other tools.
-	A passion for the Outdoors, Shooting Sports and Fishing are
highly desirable but not required. 
-	Have a ServSafe Certification (Preferred).
This is a full-time, on premise role with a competitive salary
based on experience. On-premise housing is provided that includes
electric, heating and cable. All applicants must pass a criminal
history, drug screen, and credit checks. This is a drug free
facility. Must have a valid driver's license with a reliable and
insured vehicle. Health benefits are not provided for this
position. Please mail your resume and complete contact
information to The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no phone calls.


two story house in an upscale, safe, Myrtle Beach neighborhood.
We are close to the beach, and shopping. We have internet access,
weekly maid service, a large backyard deck, and an outdoor
grille. We have three small affectionate dogs. One requires a
medical injection each day. You must have your own
transportation, and have the ability to give our dog daily
injections. Our vacation is from July 1 through August 1. The
housesitter(s) can arrive early, and stay a few days after August
1 if you like. A minimum of four references are required. Please


EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE required to manage a large estate in
Ibiza, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of the
city of Valencia, in eastern Spain. A thorough knowledge of
gardening/horticulture is paramount. Household duties to include
daily housekeeping, cooking, serving family and guests for meals,
manage and delegate a small team of staff, source extra staff
when necessary. Care of animals and pool area required. Should be
proactive with island life experience. This is a full-time,
long-term role for a wonderful family. You will be provided with
your own separate accommodation and car for business and personal
use. A competitive salary will be provided. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


DALLAS, TEXAS. Seeking a mature, energetic couple for a
long-term, live-in position. Full-time, includes rotating on-call
time. Private furnished guesthouse, with utilities and salary
provided. Must be self-motivated, honest, dependable and
hardworking. Common sense a must! Need team players, with
excellent English. Grounds and buildings are immaculately
maintained. Home maintenance and groundskeeping experience
required. Duties also include general/detailed housekeeping, some
cooking, laundry, ironing and chauffeuring. Must be computer
literate, have a valid driver's license and be drug free. Please
email your cover letter, resumes and photo to

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed, west of Fort Worth near Granbury. We
need a person who understands that animals need full-time care.
This is definitely not a "cowboying" job. We have horses, cattle,
dogs, and cats - indoors and out. The caretaker needs to have
experience handling foals. We are gone on weekends, so you are on
five days and nights, off two days. Must have live-on experience
with animals, be able to drive a truck and horse trailer, doctor
small/large animals, lift heavy feed sacks and hay bales, know
how to operate tractors, shredding pastures, haying cattle, weed
eating, mowing, grounds maintenance, etc. No pets unless
approved. Must pass a driving/background check. Please email

A BRYAN, TX ADULT COUPLE is seeking an additional experienced
female Estate Housekeeper for their 26,000 sq. ft., three-story
home. The right candidate will love dogs (they have a poodle), be
non-smoking, have experience and/or professional training, be
detail-oriented and flexible, take great pride in their work, be
a team player, and have a very professional appearance. They
should also have a clean driving record, great integrity, and a
strong command of the American English language. Responsibilities
include housecleaning, laundry and ironing, pet care, occasional
serving of meals, packing for travel, some chauffeuring and
running of errands, occasional cooking, and anything else
required to help their homes and lives run smoothly. Must have a
pleasant personality, understand boundaries, and be a
problem-solver. Salary commensurate with experience, skills and
abilities, and includes benefits (health and dental insurance,
paid holidays and vacation days after the first year) and living
accommodations - a 1,300 sq. ft. home shared with the other
Housecleaner, with a private bedroom and bath provided. For a
great opportunity to care for a beautiful home and a lovely, busy
senior couple, please send your personal email address along with


WINTER CARETAKER WANTED: Reliable and rugged individual, family
or companions to live in a rural Vermont home, in exchange for
caretaking duties from September 2016 through May 2017. Resident
on property, the Caretaker is the point person during the winter
when the owners are absent. Furnished apartment with propane
appliances, propane, wood stove provided. The 400 acre property
is isolated, with exquisite scenery and wildlife; lakes, forest,
meadows surrounded by protected land in Mt. Holly, Vermont.
Additional employment is available in nearby Ludlow and ski
areas. You can view details - no password needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email your resume and cover letter to

CABIN, LAND USE AVAILABLE on a beautiful Southern Vermont
property in exchange for caretaking/animal care. After three
years, our current caretaker couple will be leaving on July 1st
to start their own farm, thus we are looking for two adults who
are responsible, conscientious, trustworthy, energetic and who
meet our requirements, to take their place, to live on-site,
full-time, in a picturesque, rustic, quiet, small cabin that is
on a 100-acre beautiful property with a 230-year-old historic
farmhouse, barns, and other outbuildings, in Windham County, VT.
The cabin is across a quiet dirt road from our home and is
offered in exchange for weekly chores which will include daily
animal care (currently sheep, chickens), vegetable/flower
gardening, light construction, pasture management, painting, land
clearing, property oversight and snow removal. The caretakers
must be competent at animal care, climbing ladders, cutting
firewood, gardening, and keeping the property well-tended. We are
not a B&B but we keep the place looking like one. Our current
caretakers have their own sheep, chickens, bees, a dairy cow, and
dog. We generally are happy for new caretakers to have similar
limited animals (the barn, pastures and property are perfect for
raising such animals). The work will involve about 20 hours/week,
including weekend work (mandatory) - some for pay and the rest in
exchange for the exclusive use of the cabin. We will also pay
your utilities and provide a shared laundry room, use of the
private trails/woods, sledding hills, pastures, tennis court,
pond and nearby lake. The property is two miles from a
quintessential picture-postcard Vermont village with general
store and Post Office, and is 30 minutes from a larger,
full-service town. The unfurnished cabin (about 280 sq. ft.) is
insulated, has simple electricity, a Vermont Castings wood stove,
a sleeping loft accessed by a ladder, and a covered porch
overlooking a pond. There is no running water, kitchen or toilet
in the cabin. Available for the caretakers' use is a rustic "barn
house" that is across the dirt road from the cabin, which
contains a large camp kitchen, outdoor stone BBQ, bathroom with
shower, laundry room, and three-season outdoor hot water shower.
At times, the "barn house" is shared with other caretakers,
and/or our guests but primarily is for the use of the caretakers.
There is plenty of room for your own garden; a gentle dog and/or
cat is fine. No smoking/drugs permitted anywhere on the property.
The utilities are basic and the electric/septic system will not
permit occupancy by more than two people. Experience with
gardening, farm animal care, tractor operation/upkeep, property
maintenance, chain saw/power tools is required. Being
trustworthy, responsible, neat and considerate is mandatory. This
is for a planned two to three year commitment or longer. Two
persons are needed, as some jobs require such and to provide
needed coverage. An extensive background check will be
undertaken. Please send a detailed letter describing your current
situation, your background and experience, skills and any
questions. A telephone interview will be held with qualified
applicants to further determine the best fit for all before
meeting and showing the property. A start date around July 1st,
earlier accommodation is possible. Please read the requirements
carefully and do not respond if you do not meet our requirements.
To apply, please email your resume and references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include the words 'Southern
Vermont' in the subject line for screening.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southwestern Virginia (60 miles west of
Roanoke and 20 minutes to Virginia Tech) is seeking an assistant
innkeeper. We are a 7-room Select Registry award-winning property
located in the New River Valley. The ideal candidate will have a
minimum of two years' experience in a boutique lodging
establishment and possess exceptional people skills. The right
person should be well organized, have a sense of humor,
enthusiastic personality with sensitivity and be self-motivated.
Candidates will need to climb stairs and be physically able to
lift at least 25 lbs. We are a non-smoking and pet-free property.
The job requirements include reservations, guest check-in and
departure, breakfast preparation, some housekeeping, marketing,
computer literate, superstar in the owner's absence. Housing
provided along with paid vacation and salary commensurate with
experience. This is a full-time year round position. Please
forward your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to

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


CARETAKERS WANTED in Friday Harbor, Washington. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a Caretaking/Outstation
Manager couple to manage our outstation at Friday Harbor in the
beautiful San Juan Islands near Seattle, Washington. Founded in
1892, the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the country's most
active and long-established yacht clubs. The primary
responsibility is to maintain and protect the assets of the
property and buildings, while providing services to members who
use the outstation for boating and social purposes. This is a
great opportunity to live on an island, show off your superior
customer service, and be part of making our members time on the
island memorable. Housing and salary included. If interested,
please submit cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE wanted on Decatur Island, WA. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is comprised of 40 families, organized as a
cooperative non-profit which is led by a seven member Board of
Trustees. These 40 families share ownership of 40+ acres of
waterfront property on Decatur Island, a small private island
which is part of the San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of
Washington State. The property includes eight cabins, two docks,
eight buoys, a tennis court and almost a mile of low or no bank
beaches. For pictures of the property please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The caretaker couple will be responsible for
maintaining the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities, vehicles, and
property. This includes regular maintenance and capital
improvement projects on the buildings, grounds maintenance,
protecting the vehicles and property from winter damage, running
the associations boat to ferry members to and from the island,
and other tasks including annual cleaning. The caretaker couple
will have the administrative responsibility of keeping current
and accurate financial records for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and will
report monthly financial results to the Board of Trustees (BOT)
Treasurer. They will administer the association website, on-line
calendar, and paper calendars for reservations. The caretaker
couple will also be responsible for communication of relevant
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX information to shareholders as necessary
and/or as requested by the BOT. The caretaker couple will serve
as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX liaison to the greater Decatur Island
population (permanent and/or summer) and should promote positive
community relations with all island residents. The DHBA
caretakers will report to the BOT and share responsibility with
the BOT for communicating, informing, and sharing information
that may require action by the BOT or the shareholders. Ideal
candidates will have professional construction experience,
extensive boating experience, and office management skills with a
good understanding of technology. This role will require the
couple to be very physically-fit in order to maintain the
buildings and property, saw and split wood, etc. To be successful
in this position living in a beautiful, though rural environment,
a couple must be self-motivated, responsible, personable, and
experienced in the outdoors and boating worlds. The caretaker
couples' compensation package will include a base salary,
benefits, plus additional living expenses including but not
limited to lodging. Please send your resume, cover letter
(including any experience in the San Juans), and any salary

growth forest, in the central Cascades, Washington. Live in our
cozy cabin in a beautiful setting, with a whitewater river 200
yards from your doorstep, and a half mile to a wilderness hot
spring.  Salary $700/month, and the main duty is property
inspection once daily. Additional part-time work is available at
$10/hour. Off grid with solar-powered satellite Internet
connection, propane cooking, wood heat. Annually, May to
November. You can start this June. Please email


Labor Day through October 10, 2016. Volunteers will need their
own RV. This is a great opportunity to learn the most widely used
federal reservation system in the country! Volunteers needed to
work in fee booth typically four hours per day, three days on,
three days off, for registering campers and collecting fees using
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX computer system. In addition, hosts
should be available to assist campers by providing information,
handing out materials, and reporting problems. In exchange for
these services, a RV campsite with electric, water, and sewer
hook ups will be provided. Host sites are located in a campground
that does not allow pets. Please complete the volunteer


LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Do you enjoy working outdoors?
Do like to hunt and fish? A long-term, live-in
caretaker/groundskeeper position is available on a beautiful
private lake estate near Pickerel, WI on 700 private acres. A
three bedroom home will be provided. The caretaker couple will
have the full use of the property, and must have a strong work
ethic, be trustworthy and have a sense of responsibility. Must be
self-motivated and able to work without supervision. Duties
include but not limited to, lawn care, trail maintenance, vehicle
maintenance, and general handyman skills, including work with a
chainsaw and power tools. Winter responsibilities are generally
limited to snow plowing. The ideal candidate would be a recently
retired couple with an outside income. A small salary will be
provided. Please email your resume and references to

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed for a multi-family property. Must live
on-site, in Oconomowoc, WI. Must be a two-person team with
previous caretaking experience. One person must be available 24
hours. To apply, please mail your letter of experience to

This is a great opportunity for a person(s) to help caretake and
co-create a sustainable homestead on our 120 acre land of forests
and prairie. We are seeking someone enthusiastic about gardening,
restoration, tree nursery and/or carpentry. In trade for 16-20
hours of work we provide a room in the communal house, veggies
and wild meat. Prefer a longer-term arrangement. Please contact


WANT TO SPEND SOME TIME (June through September) on a non-working
ranch between The Big Horn Mountains and Sheridan? This is an
opportunity for someone - writer, graduate student, retiree, or
couple - to have use of a beautifully situated, recently
restored, vintage ranch house (kitchen, living room, two
bedrooms, bathroom, two porches, Wi-Fi) in exchange for 20 hours
of help (gardening/errands) a week. You must have an insured,
4-wheel-drive vehicle for the rutted roads here. No pets or
children. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating your
background and possible dates. Personal/phone interviews and
references are required.


Professional mature married couple seeking caretaking/Innsitting
opportunities in the North San Diego County area. 20+ years'
experience as owner and Innkeepers of nine room country Inn.
Great people skills and all facets of management. Please reply to

Retired 60's male seeks a southern tropical locale. Property
grounds caretaker, degreed horticulture gardening, handyman,
professional pest control, landscaping, wildlife management
looking for an estate agricultural gardener 20/30 hours per week.
Looking for a year/year contract with housing, auto, and monthly
small stipend. For over 30 years combined professional job
skills. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature person going through a divorce. Non-smoker. Seeking place
of healing and change of scenery on a week to week basis. Prefer
the Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove area of
California. I have a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel registered as
a therapy dog that will be with me during our stay. Will water
plants, pick up mail, and bring in newspapers. Please contact

Retired Federal Aviation Administration woman, in excellent
health, available for long-term housesitting by August. I have
been housesitting for a beautiful mountain top home when the
owners are gone on vacation. Have experience taking care of
sheep, goats, dogs, cats and chickens, and also do gardening.
Great references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
you are seeking someone to housesit.

Seeking to housesit in Japan. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hoping to find a unique experience. I'm an avid traveler and a
professional sales person having been in the beverage industry
for 20 years. I'm looking for a long term stay opportunity in the
Lake Tahoe or Las Vegas area while I'm transitioning into a new
industry and location. I would like to experience the area before
I commit to a lease or purchase. I enjoy animals and would make a
great second mom to any you may have. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you feel I would be a good fit for your
home. Cheers ~ Gina

Live-In Caretaker Available In California. Single male, 65, no
dependents, Have 30 years' experience. Available right away,
long-term, permanent. Can do housesitting, pet-sitting/horse
care, grounds keeping, and light maintenance. Have landscaping,
light irrigation, hospitality and home security experience for
your house, farm, ranch, large and small properties in
California. I prefer California. Retired professional tailor, and
experienced handyman. Have much security guard experience, safety
minded background, reliable, self-motivated. Able bodied,
vegetarian, multi-task experience in basic
house-keeping/cleaning, property maintenance, management,
emergency preparedness, disaster prevention. Was neighborhood
anti-violence organizer with non-profit groups in the 1970's and
1980's in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have basic skills in home
gardening, cooking, clean up, hauling, accounting, book keeping,
self-publishing, secretarial skills, computer, Internet, data
intake, management, TV and Radio production, filming, recording,
editing, duplication, etc. I do not smoke or drink, or do any
drugs or pot. Have a current California driver's license,
registration and current car insurance. My Ford van is available
to give you safe rides, deliveries, pick-ups, run errands and day
trips in town, or country. I can email my resume with excellent
references. Please call soon: Cell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, San
Francisco, California. I need, a quiet, clean private living
quarters/apartment or cottage with above caretaker position.

Mature couple looking for a house/pet-sitting, caretaking
opportunity anywhere between Canada and Argentina. We are
flexible, loyal and 100% reliable. Lovers of nature, gardening,
plants, animals. Clean driving, criminal record, no drugs, no
smoking, great references. Please respond to

Professional and reliable couple seeking a rural caretaker
position. Former farm owners raised chickens, goats, and organic
produce. We have retail customer service and property management
experience. Husband is Eagle Scout with camping, mechanic, farm
skills. Wife enjoys painting, sewing, and gardening. Please email

Reliable, adaptable, self-reliant, self-starter seeks to live
amid nature; awaken to the scent of pine, see unobstructed stars
overhead and hear calls of whippoorwill or peepers. For housing
and a modest income, I'll protect your wilderness retreat, cabin,
property or nature reserve from unauthorized use, keep the
premises neat and tidy and do whatever else necessary to maintain
the status of your niche of nature for a year or longer. I don't
smoke and am drug-free. I have a dog. Will consider all locations
offered. References available. Please email

Do you need someone to care for your home, business, family
members, pets, house maintenance as you would? Experienced
manager (house and business) seeking a long-term situation. Will
treat your family, pets, businesses, home as if it were mine. One
of a kind. Degreed, professional, mature, responsible, with
excellent ratings and references. Bookkeeping, operations
management, and quality/cost control experience. Multitasker.
Insured. Excellent cook, and yes can do laundry. Fun to work
with! You wouldn't be disappointed in me. Please call

Responsible, Professional, Retired Woman available to caretake
your private estate, ranch or island retreat! I'm clean, quiet,
considerate and conscientious! Prefer long-term! Please call

High Value Professional Mature Property Caretaker Couple seeking
arrangement starting on or around July 1st. We have been
traveling the Country helping others on a project called
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and we're looking for short, mid, or long
term resident caretaker arrangements or live-in property
rehabilitation opportunities (within the Continental US). We
would prefer a situation that includes a small stipend or salary
but are definitely willing to accept accommodation only,
especially if you have an interesting or unique opportunity to
offer! Rick: Gulf War Veteran, former law enforcement agent,
Former Reality TV Star, and 25 year seasoned Entrepreneur,
Business Consultant, Event Host/Spokesperson and true Jack of All
Trades. Recent Florida Certified General Contractor candidate and
Project Manager. Master in business and finance, and contract law
administration. Expert in all construction trades and phases,
including preventative maintenance, complete major remodels,
frame-up construction, heavy equipment operation, electrical,
plumbing, flooring, landscaping and finish work. Also NESTA
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer candidate, master auto
mechanic and can install, troubleshoot and repair most electronic
equipment. Victoria: Seasoned Property Manager, Expert in all
areas of Office Administration, Social Media Marketing, Event
Organization, Project Management, Life Coach, professional
speaker, home decorating and property rehab/remodeling
experience, and high level operations management. We have a full
range of our own tools, a van and a towed motorcycle.  We have no
pets and we don't smoke. Honest, Trustworthy and Reliable. 800+
Credit scores. We literally have Hundreds of character references
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX today!

Experienced housesitters, Two Sisters seeking a pet/housesitting
position. We are in our 50's, active, healthy, non-smoking. We
are highly responsible, previous homeowners and can offer a
protective presence in your absence and loving care to your pets.
We welcome prospects US or abroad, three months or longer.
Available in October. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single seeks a housesitting/caretaking position in Maine or
Live-In East coast for 2017. Experience with cooking, cleaning,
pets, trades contracting, and general maintenance. Non-smoker.

Exceptional Jill of all Trades: non-smoking single woman, no
dependents, no pets, early fifties. I have worked in private
homes for 30 years as a professional house manager, personal
assistant, cook, nanny, housekeeper and pet caretaker. I am
seeking a caretaking, house management or nanny position anywhere
outside of California or outside U.S., rural area preferred.
Excellent references. Honest, hardworking, good soul, dependable,
smart, will pass background check. Private living quarters
needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I can send a copy of my
resume. Thank you.

Responsible Housesitters available in Santa Fe, NM. Responsible
couple moving back to California this summer are looking for a
housesitting/pet-sitting job in Santa Fe. We can take care of
your home and your pets while you're out of town. If your place
is up for sale, we can also make sure the inside and outside is
clean and always ready to show. My husband presently works as
maintenance/caretaker for Rosario Hill Compound in Santa Fe and
also works as a landscaper. He would be able to take care of your
property, keep it looking really beautiful and clean while you
are gone. Myself, well I'm a dancer/ choreographer, and am
working on many projects and shows here in Santa Fe. I also love
to take care of gardens, plants, and sweet dogs and cats. We're
available starting now until June or July. We have great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

San Diego County: Always traveling? Is your property most of the
time empty? Need people you can trust? Middle-aged couple is
looking for a property to take care of - Long Term! Cleaning and
general maintenance. We offer plenty references of people who
live in Encinitas, Oceanside, Valley Center, and San Diego.

Professional, mature, experienced household manager/private
chef/animal caretaker looking for a new long-term position and
new life in New Mexico. Hoping to relocate fall 2016. Over 15
years' experience with excellent references. I have a positive
and uplifting outlook on life. Please contact

Relocating back to San Diego North Coastal business and seeking
house sitting/pet caretaking residence until family home can be
obtained. Please contact GXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

50 something with cat is seeking apartment in New Haven, CT or
surrounding area. Will work in exchange for rent. I have managed
a multi-family property; am adept at tenant and contractor
relations: I can cook; am a loving caretaker of animals; well
read; quiet; contemplative. Excellent Yale and local references.
Looking for Fall 2016 at earliest; January 2017 latest. Please

Experienced House/Plant/Pet Sitter with Excellent References.
48-year-old female, non-smoking, trustworthy, resourceful,
conscientious and compassionate, seeking sitting position (two
month minimum) in a quiet place to do music composition, writing,
computer work, etc. in exchange for excellent, experienced care
of your beloveds. Over 15 years of quality, reliable
house/plant/pet sitting service. Please be within proximity of
public transportation or have vehicle for use (previous
references provided). Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

Housesitter Available in Santa Fe, NM. Mature, non-smoking,
employed professional available to housesit your home, short or
long term. I have a background in property management. Excellent
references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss
your needs. Thank you!

Clean quiet mature female, non-smoker, no pets. My children are
grown with families of their own. I've been living in Santa
Barbara, CA for the past 14 years and now it's time for a change.
My business, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX allows me to work from home via
phone/Skype. Ideally seeking a property to house-sit that is in,
or has easy access to a city.  No animals/pet-sitting. Passport
current, excellent references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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