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THIS IS OUR 220th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 37, Number 4       

July/August 2019        ISSN 1074-3642  

Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 15 countries
Caretaker Profile
Chuck Friedland - Property Caretaking, an adventurous life
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bathroom house on 20 acres in this small rural
town. I have a car available it's about an hour's drive to
Huntsville or Birmingham. The housesitter has to love animals and
be diligent in the care of two horses, two dogs, three cats and
numerous birds - all outdoors - and a lot of garden but all on
water drip irrigation system. To receive more information and to
apply to be my Summer housesitter, please email your resume and
references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include Alabama
Opportunity in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. 


FULL-TIME HELP WANTED on a remote ranch Bed & Breakfast in Young,
AZ. Duties will include cooking, cleaning, guest services,
serving, reservations, clerical, phones, and shopping. Looking
for a well-adjusted, self-starter, who is a friendly,
professional person. Knowledge of farm animals and care of ducks,
chickens and goats would be helpful. Must have good communication
skills. Salary will be based on experience. Please send your

AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY in the mountains of Southern Arizona, near
Sierra Vista, is seeking a live-onsite caretaker experienced in
all aspects of caretaking horses and other animals. The minimum
requirements include the ability to do heavy lifting, work on
your feet in all weather, recognize colic, and administer
medications. No smoking/drugs/alcohol use allowed. Other jobs
onsite include cleaning for the B & B, ranch maintenance,
weed-wacking, and tractor work, depending on your abilities.
Housing, utilities and pay will be dependent upon experience.
Please forward your bio and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a historic ghost town in remote southwest
Arizona, is seeking a full-time caretaker to oversee the 360-acre
property. To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Primitive housing is available, but with solar power and rain
water collection. Open to the public four days a week for
touring, camping and fishing. Applicants must have the ability to
interact with the public and be conscious of environmental
conservation. Would consider half-year appointments and/or RV
travelers. For details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING SOMEONE EXPERIENCED in horse care to feed our horses and
other animals, maintain water tanks, manure removal, property
maintenance, etc. We are located in the mountains in Southern AZ,
which is cooler than Tucson. Manual labor and heavy lifting
necessary. Must be able to follow directions, and communicate
with the owner. We can provide fully furnished housing  or  you 
can  bring  an  RV  and  we provide utilities, but living onsite
is necessary. Salary will be based upon your experience and
skills. The work is part-time, but may be more depending upon
your abilities. Please no smoking, heavy alcohol use or drugs. We
are a peaceful place, with no drama, no chaos, and prefer to keep
it that way. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A SMALL HORSE/ANIMAL sanctuary in Sonoita is seeking an
experienced live on-site horse caretaker and ranch manager for
full-time work. We are seeking a caring person who is
responsible, reliable, and physically capable of manual labor and
heavy lifting, able to listen, follow directions, be mindful, and
communicate. Prefer someone with recent experience in horse
health care who is able to do first aid and recognize signs of
illness. Must be a non-smoker, no drugs and no heavy alcohol use.
Housing and utilities plus compensation provided. Please forward
your resume of relevant experience plus three work references to


HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 - September 1, 2019. We are
looking for a mature single, or couple (no children please) who
are healthy and English-speaking to live rent-free in a separate
guest house located in a prestigious gated community near Little
Rock. Living quarters, including utilities, provided in exchange
for housesitting when we are away. No pets, no smoking, and the
housesitter must have a car in good working condition. Our
guesthouse is large and modern with full bath, small kitchen, and
a new washer and dryer. Will need to collect our mail and ensure
that our gardener and pool service come out on a weekly basis. If
you feel that this is a good fit for you, please email why this
is a good fit and send checkable references to


Hello Gary, we just received our latest CG by mail with a notice
on the envelope that it is our last paid issue. We are in
transition so will not be renewing right now as our address is
likely to change along with our lives. You have been in business
for 37 years and I think we were probably one of your first
private advertisers.  We have found good folks to caretake for us
here in southern Belize through your publication and we have told
a great many people about CG and they have become subscribers
themselves. Thank you and your team for doing such a fine job for
so many people all over the world for all these years. Best
wishes for continued success in your worthy endeavor. We hope to
be back on your subscription list in a few months' time.
Tropically yours, Tanya R., Punta Gorda, Belize

Hi Tanya, thanks for writing and for all your support over the
decades. We wish you the best in your move, and look forward to
hearing back from you in the future.

I wanted to let you know that you have a very effective
publication. The Situations-Wanted ad we placed in the Gazette
resulted in about a dozen contacts and several offers. Even
though we haven't found a position that is the right fit yet I'm
sure we'll find just the right match in the very near future. The
contacts we've received have given us some great ideas and shown
us how many possibilities are out there. Chris and Jess J.,
Fresno, CA
Hi Chris and Jess, thanks so your message. We have more
property owners subscribing now than we've ever had before!
They're trying to find people to handle their property needs. In
addition to running their Caretaker Help-Wanted ads, these
property owners also utilize our Situations Wanted ads to find
help for their properties.

Hi Gary, can you please renew my subscription so I can receive
the newest issue of The Caretaker Gazette? I will give you a call
with my updated credit card information. I've always had such a
great response to my caretaker wanted ads. It seems many people
save their old issues and I'm happy to say that has really
expanded the number of applicants I can choose from. I am so
impressed with the quality of people who contact me along with
their seriousness, experience and sincerity. Through your Gazette
and my ads, I have actually made many lifelong friends! Their
companionship and help have been priceless. I'm off to Australia
next winter (summer Down Under) and have already made contact
with some of your subscribers there who I hope to stay with. When
I'm done with my travel there I will welcome your Australian
advertisers into my home here. Thank you for the great service
you provide! Gloria K., Venice, Florida. 
Gloria, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ads in the
Gazette have resulted in so many positive responses to help you
with your property needs. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the good word about the Gazette to
other property owners who are looking for quality caretakers and
Dear Gary, I have just finalized my plans to spend a month in
Hawaii! After reading the ad in your Gazette, I contacted the
wonderful lady who placed the ad. In no time at all, all the
pieces fell together. As you might imagine, I am so excited to
have this opportunity. I have been a subscriber for a couple of
years now and so many of the locations and opportunities
interested me but until now I never actually applied. I just took
early retirement and being a healthy and active single woman I
realized the time to do this was now. I'm excited about this new
phase in life and all the great possibilities I see for the
future.  I'm planning to tell everyone I meet who is at a similar
stage of life about your Caretaker Gazette! Sharon D.,
Philadelphia, PA
Sharon, I'm very happy to read about your success in using the
Gazette. Please keep in touch and let us know how things work out
for you in Hawaii. Thanks for spreading the good word about the
Gazette and your success in using it as you begin your retirement
- and best of luck to you.
The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER REQUIRED. A responsible person or couple is wanted to
help maintain an equestrian property on the New South Wales
Central Coast. Must be trustworthy, resourceful and mechanically
minded. A brand new two bedroom apartment will be provided in
exchange for limited work with additional work by negotiation. If
you are interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED for a farm at Tullamore (wheat-growing country).
We live outside this small town in Parkes Shire in the Central
West of New South Wales. There is a railway station on the Bogan
Gate-Tottenham Branch line. This caretaker position would be
suitable for a single person or pensioner couple. To apply,

truly unique experience, The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for
a caretaker couple over our peak tourist season to oversee our
museum and gaol complex on weekends, and for some general
maintenance and gardening work. We are ideally looking for six
week or longer commitments. The National Pioneer Women's Hall of
Fame is a non-profit museum that celebrates and explores the
contributions of women in Australia's heritage. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is based in the Old Alice Springs Gaol, and
we also tell stories from the gaol's history. We are largely a
volunteer run organization, and are looking for support on the
weekends during peak season from October - February. These are
the nicest months to be in the red center, and as your work will
mainly be on weekends, you will have plenty of time to explore
the stunning landscapes of Alice Springs and beyond during the
week! Currently we have vacancies for caretakers from October
2019 onward. All training is provided. The opportunity to become
paid cleaners whilst onsite as volunteer caretakers is
negotiable. If you are interested, give us a call on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to hearing from you!

CARETAKER POSITION available on a cattle property in Theodore.
Theodore is a small town in the Shire of Banana, Queensland. This
is a permanent, live-in caretaker position, plus a small wage.
This would be suitable for a retired person or pensioner. Rural
experience required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR SELF-CONTAINED (with your own accommodation/caravan)
person or persons to stay on site, for a free RV site and power
for help on my small property ( approximately one acre) in the
village of Copmanhurst, Northern Rivers in New South Wales. The
village has a Pub, shop, post office, police station and school,
and the beautiful Clarence River, which is ideal for fishing,
boating, and swimming all within walking distance. Help is wanted
to maintain the garden and handyperson jobs as they arise,
feeding pets when the owner is away, Mini Pony, Horse, two dogs,
and one cat and chooks, all well behaved. This is a gorgeous area
to stay for a while and enjoy! For more details, please contact

CARETAKER REQUIRED in Jimboomba, Queensland. A retired, reliable,
sober person would work best. Must check fences, and waters on
the property. Quarters will be available or you can bring your
own van. A small wage will be provided. To apply, please call

GROUNDS MAN/CLEANER REQUIRED for a caravan park in Broome,
Western Australia. We need a seasonal grounds man/cleaner who is
experienced, hard-working, flexible and stable. This would suit a
couple or a single person who have their own caravan. The grounds
man position is for approximately 30 hours per week however also
includes after hours work if needed and to assist with
emergencies. The duties involve general maintenance, lawn mowing,
watering, spraying and general gardening, minor plumbing and
reticulation repairs, attending to rubbish bins and other general
caravan park duties. The cleaner position is for 18 hours per
week and includes cleaning ablution blocks and the camp kitchen.
To apply, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED with their own RV on a small farm located
30 kilometers south of Toowoomba. This requires a caretaker
couple for three months, watering plants and trees, controlling
weeds, and maybe growing your own organic vegetables. Power,
water, and beef supplied. We receive good TV and mobile
reception. Requires your own RV accommodation. A small wage is
negotiable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE SEEKING FARMSITTERS for our picturesque small acreage
block (approximately 100 acres) 20 minutes south of Toowoomba. We
are heading overseas from December 20th, 2019 to January 26th,
2020. Experience with horses is essential as we have seven horses
in very safe paddocks with lane way access. We have a small herd
of cattle which are very low maintenance so some cattle knowledge
would be preferred, three lovely big dogs and chickens. Duties
would be feeding out two times daily for horses, checking water,
and all gravity feed troughs, checking cattle, caring for the
dogs and chickens and watering the garden. Accommodation could be
available in our beautiful homestead if required. Access provided
to a 4WD to check cattle and water points in paddocks and a quad
bike for feeding our horses. Remuneration provided. References
required. If interested, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a reliable and mobile individual
(or couple) to act as a Caretaker/Farmhand by assisting with a
wide variety of work here. The company has operations at three
locations so travel between them will be required. Key tasks
include: acting as a caretaker of the homestead at Boothendarra,
and assisting with general tidy up works of properties prior to
preparation for tree planting. Major clean up works will be
undertaken by external contractors. The caretaker will be
required to direct and assist the external contractors, assist
with site preparation by driving a tractor pulling scalping
machine, and undertake planned and emergency spraying for weeds
and insects as required. Major weed control prior to planting
will be done by third party contractors. You will need to
transport tractor/equipment between farms. The company will
provide accommodation at Boothendarra (three bedroom/two bathroom
house) including all running expenses. Reimbursement for
accommodation expenses when traveling to other sites will be
provided, along with a vehicle, or reimbursement for vehicle
expenses. All equipment required for farm works including
tractor, sprayers, truck etc. The work load is variable.
Remuneration will be negotiated depending on the applicant's
expertise, input and any additional infrastructure he/she brings
to the position. The caretaker will report to the CEO but will be
largely unsupervised. The caretaker will need to be trustworthy,
be a good time manager, agree to the work schedule with the CEO
and complete tasks as agreed. Must be a reasonable communicator
and able to receive and compose emails. Will need to be in
possession of a current car, and have a truck and fork lift
license. If you are interested in the above, please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking expressions of interest for the
position of caretaker for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For further
details, interested persons are requested to contact the
Secretary by phone on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before Monday, June
17th 2019. Local references will be required.


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
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can also google


A WIDOWER, 86-year-old, retired architect, is seeking two skilled
couples to start a small sustainable community on a beautiful,
secluded, 400 acre ranch with a river running through it, halfway
between Willits and Fort Bragg, deep in the redwood forest. Pay
and housing will be provided. No smoking and no pets. You can
visit the website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, and
then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also learn more about The
Redwood Forest Institute by going to YouTube and watching

acre horse ranch in San Juan Bautista, CA. Care for the hundreds
of wild and rescued horses is the main priority along with upkeep
of homes, land, outbuildings and equipment. Other ranch
management duties include road maintenance, irrigation/well
maintenance, weed and fire control, fence maintenance and
wildlife management. We grow our own hay so management and
participation in this process also required. This is an on
premise position that has irregular hours and requires the
ability to self-motivate, work independently, supervise other
employees and work with outside contractors and subs that come on
the property. Looking for a couple who can build and maintain a
positive team environment and who will operate with the best
interest for the equines welfare. This position is physically
demanding and involves working with heavy tools and large
equipment as well as the ability to lift and load bales of hay.
Operation of the following equipment mandatory: John Deere
tractor, bob cat and excavator. Other large equipment operation
such as backhoe loader and motor grader a plus. At least one
applicant should have knowledge and experience of basic
veterinary care to medicate, wrap and treat injured/sick horses.
Prior experience with training and handling wild horses a plus.
Domestic work includes housekeeping and maintenance of
residences, barns, shops and landscape. Will not consider anyone
without a resume and references. Competitive salary of $50,000 -
$75,000 available, dependent on your experience. A newly built
three bedroom house on the property, including all utilities and
usage of ranch truck will be provided. Previous ranch management
experience required. Must have valid drivers licenses, clean
driving record, no criminal record or outstanding warrants, be
non-smokers and drug free. Must be able to pass a background
check. To apply, please forward your resume to

their astonishingly beautiful yet isolated 40-acre, property in
the Santa Cruz, California Mountains. This is a long-term
position. It is ideally suited for a couple that enjoys working
together. The owners just visit on and off over the Summer
months. You would live on the property year-round.
Responsibilities: property management, grounds maintenance,
vendor management, cooking, housekeeping etc. More details
available. Benefits: generous salary, medical insurance; a
no-cost 1,300 sq. ft., one bedroom home, insured car and truck,
all utilities included, time off. To apply, please email your

FACILITIES CARETAKER NEEDED for our non-profit organization at
Big Bear Lake. The facilities caretaker for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
has primary responsibility for all aspects of the upkeep,
maintenance and improvement of buildings, facilities and the
grounds of the camp's 40 acres site at Big Bear Lake. The
caretaker ensures that all systems are operational - including
plumbing, electric, pool, equipment, the road, etc., and that the
buildings and facilities are kept in good repair. An excellent
candidate is a person with experience in various construction
trades, as well as in project management, who is familiar with
the mountain work environment with its unique requirements.
Someone who can both take care of day-to-day fixes, as well as
research, scope and cost projects, and communicate and contract
with external vendors, contractors and the county, when needed.
This position is seasonal and flexible. It's open now and lasts
until the camp is snowed-in in the winter, with flexibility in
work hours and days of week, to accommodate candidates with other
currently held positions. Compensation is commensurate with
experience. To apply, please email your resume and references to

CAMPHOST/CARETAKER with their own RV needed in Lytle Creek,
California. This is a secluded fee for use area, located in the
chaparral covered northern San Bernardino National Forest. We are
looking for the proper individual or couple who is looking for a
Southern California RV location. Conveniently located close to
I-15/215, and 210 Freeways, Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino
are easily accessed. The facility is located at the 4,400'
elevation in the shadow of Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the San
Gabriel Mountain range, and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area,
in the Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The adjoining communities are
still rural, however a large mall and other amenities are a half
hour drive away. Low humidity without extreme temperatures makes
for a comfortable environment the majority of the year.
Activities in the developing controlled shooting range, includes
the use firearms and archery equipment from designated locations
at designated targets. This is a controlled use area, a tolerance
of firearms is expected, it is open seven days a week and closes
at 16:00 and opens at 08:00, the hosts are expected to maintain a
presence on the property after hours, merely as a deterrent to
unauthorized entry. The applicants should be mature/responsible
individuals/couples who are self-sufficient, reliable, and
independent. A tolerance of firearms and shooting activities is
expected. The facility is active from 08:00 to 4:00 in the
afternoon, and light traffic on the paved road after hours. Host
positions are seasonal, applicants are expected to have a clean,
self-contained RV, should be able to provide proof of insurance,
and current registration, tow behind vehicle is a plus. The host
areas are separated from shooting area by approximately 70 yards.
This is RV boon docking lite. Sanitation needs are serviced
weekly, potable water will be supplied, as well as an alternative
power source, and propane. Pets are acceptable, as long as shots
are current and they are kept under control. Local activities
include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, stargazing, 4
wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, gold mining/panning,
and peace and quiet. This could be a fine situation for active
retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the outdoors and enjoy people
in moderation. Financial compensation commensurate with
activities performed, must be bondable. NRA RSO Certification is
a plus, but not required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
an application.

WELCOME TO THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES of Southern California. We are
seeking an individual with finish carpentry skills, as well as
light plumbing, electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
The position is for a minimum of 90 days, but if all parties are
content, it could be extended to a longer period of time. The
position is open in mid-June. The property is located in the
heart of Huntington Beach. It is a short block from the beach,
and a block from the popular downtown area, where you will find
lovely restaurants, shopping, and a magnificent pier to view one
of the best surfing spots in the world. There are miles of
beautiful sunny sandy beaches to enjoy on your spare time, just
outside your door. A surfer's dream. You are also near
Disneyland, Hollywood, San Diego (two hours away), and Long
Beach. If hired, one can expect a round trip ticket from your
nearest airport to LAX or SNA. We will provide a high end
furnished room and bath, with the use of a gourmet kitchen. There
will also be a negotiated stipend. No drug use, non-smoker, and
responsible alcohol use! The applicant must have his or her own
health and auto insurance coverage. This is a Work for hire
position and does not imply employment. We are seeking a
self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and
clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a week to upkeep and
upgrade our properties. You must be experienced and proficient in
these areas. There are areas that will always need regular
sanding, painting, caulking and pressure washing. You will need
to have a decent understanding of plumbing and electrical, be
able to repair drywall and small tile projects. We undertake many
small and large projects that need to be accomplished in between
the general maintenance responsibilities. We have and will
provide all the tools that would be needed. If you find yourself
interested, there is one last requirement. Our approach is
quality. If you do not intend to approach the work with complete
commitment, please don't bother. We like to do our jobs well and
reflect on a job well done. If you would like to live by the
beach and all the activities that it offers, this is a great
opportunity. Huntington Beach is a fun and vibrant city. Please
send your resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include Huntington Beach Caretakers in the subject line of your
email. All applicants will be subject to background checks. You
are welcome to contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for quick
questions. I use Face time, or Skype for my interviewing process,
so you will need to have access to one of these. Thanks.

National Forest. We have a secluded fee for use area, located in
the chaparral covered northern San Bernardino National Forest.
Conveniently located close to I-15/215, and 210 Freeways, Rancho
Cucamonga and San Bernardino are easily accessed. The facility is
located at the 4,400' elevation in the shadow of Mt. Baldy, the
highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountain range, and the Sheep
Mountain Wilderness Area, in the Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The
adjoining communities are still rural, however a large mall and
other amenities are a half hour drive. Low humidity without
extreme temperatures makes for a comfortable environment the
majority of the year. Activities in the developing controlled
shooting range, includes the use firearms and archery equipment
from designated locations at designated targets. This is a
controlled use area, a tolerance of firearms is expected. It is
open seven days a week and closes at 16:00 and opens at 08:00.
The camphost/caretaker is expected to maintain a presence on the
property after hours, merely as a deterrent to unauthorized
entry. Applicants should be mature/responsible individuals or
couples who are self-sufficient, reliable, and independent. These
positions are seasonal, and applicants are expected to have a
clean, self-contained RV, should be able to provide proof of
insurance, and current registration, and a tow behind vehicle is
a plus. The host areas are separated from the shooting area by
approximately 70 yards. This is boon-docking lite. Sanitation
needs are serviced weekly, potable water will be supplied, as
well as an alternative power source, and propane. Pets are
acceptable, as long as shots are current and they are kept under
control. Local activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird
watching, stargazing, 4 wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain
biking, gold mining/panning, and peace and quiet. This could be a
fine situation for active retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the
outdoors and enjoy people in moderation. Financial compensation
will be commensurate with activities performed, and you must be
bondable. NRA RSO Certification is a plus, but not required.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application and to
schedule interview.  


A TOURIST RESORT in northern Ontario Canada is looking for a
handy person to help with maintenance now through October. A
private cabin will be provided, along with the use of canoes and
boats. Meals included. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (central, west-side). Seek cat
sitter(s) for two Maine Coon cats. Availability for repeat visits
preferred. Variable opportunities, yearly: one to two nights, or
one, two, or three weeks. We coordinate with trusted sitters.
Desirable quiet leafy location. Large townhouse: relaxed
atmosphere, library, home theatre. Minutes to downtown. Steps to
the Canada-line subway, and local shopping. The cats Male/Female
are highly social pals with each other and humans. Their needs:
meals, litter hygiene, grooming, and play sessions with humans.
We offer free accommodation only. No fees. This suits a quiet
experienced couple or individual. References required. Please

CARETAKER COUPLE REQUIRED for a Marina Outstation in Salt Spring
Island, BC. A full-time couple is required as live-in caretakers
for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on Salt Spring Island. This
property has a 5/5 anchor Clean Marine ranking from the Georgia
Strait Alliance, and we are looking for an environmentally
conscious couple to help us maintain this beautiful property. The
outstation consists of 11 acres with four cabins, three tent
pads, a shower building, washrooms, a pavilion and member kitchen
area, as well as a private two bedroom residence and workshop for
the caretakers. The marina can moor up to 60+ vessels at one
time, and is often full during the open season from April to
September. This position will require a couple with a strong
independent work ethic, as around the clock maintenance and
upkeep is needed. Responsibilities include: maintenance of docks
and infrastructure, septic tank and gray water recycling system
(monitoring and scheduled clean out), operation and maintenance
of desalination water system, pool maintenance and operation,
spill response in case of oil/diesel/gasoline spill in water,
regular cleaning and upkeep of four cabins, showers, washrooms,
pavilion, and member kitchen, gardening and grounds-keeping
(includes parking lot, tent pads and playground), garbage and
recycling, maintenance and repairs of pump and emergency
equipment member relations, cabin bookings, check-in/out of
cabins, assistance on call, regular day-to-day maintenance,
assistance with capital upgrades, off season moorage maintenance,
and regular communication with the Marine Asset Manager. We are
looking for someone with extensive knowledge in pool maintenance,
basic electrical/plumbing/carpentry skills, hospitality
experience, and a valid BC Drivers license. Must either have, or
receive training for (provided by RVYC): Spill Response
Certificate, 1st aid certificate, a pleasure craft operators
card, Water Safe BC, and WHMIS training. Benefits include a
private two bedroom caretakers home, with utilities included, a
caretaker workshop, free Wi-Fi, extensive benefits and RRSP
package, and a competitive wage package for each person. We are
looking for a couple available to start now, who has a strong
work ethic, is environmentally conscious, friendly,
self-motivated, and is able to work without direction as well as
with members and volunteers. Must have a community spirit with
the ability to cultivate professional relationships with members,
trades, and neighbors to work towards an improved member
experience and maintained relationship with the Salt Spring
Island community. Only appropriate candidates will be contacted,
and must be available to travel to Vancouver for an interview.
For more information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then to apply, click on
Contact Us and then click our Employment Section.

ON-SITE CARETAKER NEEDED in the Kamloops area.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to hire a retired or semi-retired
couple for a live-on-site caretaker position. Our caretaker will
be responsible for any needed day-to-day varieties of un-skilled
to semi-skilled maintenance and security needs of the property.
These will be mainly simple maintenance tasks including
inspection, repair of various buildings, operating small diesel
generators. This is a permanent full-time position that allows
for lots of flexibility in working hours. We have eight rental
cabins and a small number of campsites. The job comes with supply
use of one of our newer two bedroom suites for your accommodation
as well as we have wireless internet. Job duties will include
daily cleaning the wash house and rental units; manage small
store/office; need to perform general building maintenance and
custodial upkeep to include painting, basic plumbing, minor
carpentry, minor electrical repair such as changing light bulbs,
light fixtures, switches and ballasts; ensures cleanliness and
organization of maintenance buildings and areas such as
electrical rooms, shop, tool and equipment storage areas etc.;
grounds keeping maintenance including mowing, trimming, and any
other measures required to fully winterize facilities including
ice and snow removal, keep grounds free of rubbish and debris
(tools needed for all jobs will be supplied: riding mower, gas
weed eaters, etc.); may be required to operate various gas and
diesel powered equipment, power tools, hand tools while
performing repair and preventative maintenance of facilities and
grounds. Equipment must be tracked and monitored at all times and
any missing or non-working items are to be reported. Tools,
supply and equipment replacement requests are to go through
office management for approval. You will be expected to inspect
buildings, grounds, parking lots, roadways relative to safety and
security regularly, will be required to remove trash and
recyclables, will be required to sort and place materials, items,
inventory etc. on racks, shelves or in bins as directed, may be
directed to research and produce quotes for materials needed for
given work orders, will be directed to run errands, pick up
products and stock from area vendors, will be required to perform
monthly mileage/fluid checks on all SMK motor pool vehicles and
report deficiencies, report promptly to the manager any areas
that have need for major repair, maintain a regular check of
propane tank levels, septic and water systems, maintain the
necessary supplies and equipment to carry out regular daily work
and keep an appropriate inventory of them. Competitive wages will
be provided. To learn more and to apply, please visit


MATURE DOG LOVERS needed in Boulder. I have two small pups that
need someone with them, home at night, and throughout the day.
They are suited for companionship; not being alone. I am going to
be out of town from September 9th - 18th and need someone to come
and stay with them. If you are interested in checking out Boulder
this would be great. Please text me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PART-TIME RANCH WORK AVAILABLE for cheap rent in Limon, CO. My
ranch has a flexible opening that would offer reduced rent on a
family house in exchange for part-time work. The rent price would
be dictated by the number of days that you can work. General
ranch work would be the main job here with a focus on ranch
maintenance. Outdoor pets only will be allowed at this time. We
are open to ideas and schedules. There is work available in the
neighboring towns for a spouse. For more information, please call

CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER needed in Durango. A retired couple seeks
dedicated qualified help on a 100 acre hobby ranch and estate
property. Occasional travel and work on ancillary agricultural
real estate interests. Candidate will be responsible for all
facets of operation and maintenance of land, cattle, irrigation
(flood and pump), fencing, structures (homes, barns) vehicles,
equipment and tools, etc. Full-time, year round, caretaker
position available for a mature, experienced, healthy, drug free
male with clean driving record. The right 'fit' would receive an
annual package depending on experience. Some flexibility of
hours/schedule allowing for personal interests and needs. On site
caretaker house with some utilities available after a trial
period. The correct applicant would be a ranch experienced take
charge self-starter with strong work ethic, pride of
accomplishment, respect for the land and environment and a desire
to please. Please email your personal history (health, education,
marital status, family information, etc.), complete resume of
work experience, and salary history for consideration to

A 2,200 ACRE RANCH IN BOULDER COUNTY is looking for a caretaker
to live on site in a two bedroom, one bathroom ranchers cabin in
order to maintain an on-site presence. Occasional light
housekeeping in the main ranch house and some upkeep as needed on
the Ranch. Can average up to four to five hours/week in exchange
for a free place to stay. The ranch is only 15 miles from Estes
Park. This would be perfect for a retired couple or person
looking for adventure in exchange for free lodging. Looking for
someone to start in early August, but will discuss starting
earlier if needed. If interested, please contact

Rocky Mountains (the property is an hour north from Fort Collins
and an hour south of Laramie). We have a small private family
ranch that is in need of a capable, hard-working, hospitable and
extremely trustworthy caretaker couple who are able to help take
care of many aspects of life here in the mountains with little
supervision. This a part-time residence for the owners, so you
will be at the property alone many times. The position (split
between the husband and wife) includes large and small animal
care and attention to detail on their health and wellness,
grounds-keeping and general caretaking, repairs of equipment as
needed, general handyman work as things need repaired, some local
snow plowing in the winter, and overseeing the house and property
when the owners are away. Your priority will be the property, the
house and the family. Housekeeping responsibilities for a large
living space (but not a lot of traffic), cooking (including meal
plan; preparation, serving, clean-up) for the owners, if
requested, when they are at the house and for the occasional
guest visits (personal and business guests), and shopping/errands
in town (keep house stocked with appropriate food/supplies as
needed). Qualified applicants will have experience with animals
(livestock and pets), grounds-keeping, caretaking, snowy winters,
and familiar with mechanical issues. Additionally, we are looking
for people who are polite, clean-cut, do not get drunk, smoke or
do drugs of any sort. There is a great opportunity for a
long-term position if you thrive in this environment. We would
like three professional references (if available) during the
interview process. The position includes a private
bedroom/bathroom with internet. You are welcome to eat with the
family when they are there, but otherwise you will provide your
own groceries. Requires valid drivers licenses. Background check
and drug testing possible. You will need a reliable 4WD/AWD
vehicle. Serious inquiries only. Salary will be $36,000 annually
(split between each person of the couple). Colorado/Wyoming
residents are encouraged to apply. Please email your bio and


I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 1 through December 31. I have
three well-mannered cats to care for and am searching for a true
cat-lover. This is a rent-free position, with no salary. You must
have good references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
me know why you would make a great house/cat-sitter here. Thanks.


CARETAKER NEEDED in Costa Rica. Looking for a caretaker with auto
body repair experience for small jobs on an acre and a half of my
Costa Rican property. You can live the good life here. We have
great weather and great people! You must have a passport and pay
your own airfare to get here (the best airline pricing is from
Spirit Airlines). For more information, please call


WE NEED HELP now until the end of August in Marusici, a small
Croatian village on the slopes of the Dinara Mountain range.
Maybe you can't help us the entire time (we prefer at least two
months) but if you're wanting to live by the sea in a place with
the best energy around come join us. I've owned the building
since 2002 but we recently opened it as a hostel for the last
three years. If interested we can video chat with my fianc and I
about the details. Also I can put you in touch with all the
volunteers we have had and they all are like family now. Please
contact Dean and Steffi at Hostel Dalmatia via our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or if you are in the area, please call


OUR CLIENTS, A BRITISH COUPLE who are now semi-retired, have
recently purchased a large property in Suffolk and now require a
live-in Domestic Couple to support the day-to-day household
duties and maintain the property standards. There are no children
and four days of the week one of the principals will be working
in London.  Although they do not currently have dogs, they would
like to acquire them in the near future, therefore, the Domestic
Couple must be animal friendly and used to working in households
with dogs. Most of the time only the principals will be in
residence, but weekend guests are likely to be there maybe once
or twice a month. The residence is an eight bedroom Georgian
ex-rectory with two detached cottages for guests, outdoor pool
and tennis court, and a detached four bedroom farmhouse with
equestrian facilities set in 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and
formal gardens. It is located on the edge of a small village in a
rural setting. There are no other staff, except a gardener. The
Domestic Couple must have: five years' experience within a
similar post, excellent command of the English language, clean
driving license and be confident to drive in a countryside
setting, flexible rotations to cover evenings and weekends where
needed (e.g. when there are weekend guests), move into main house
when the principals are on holiday, be comfortable with dogs,
familiarity with horses an advantage, no smoking in buildings or
vehicles, no live-in dependents, and while the duties are
separated below, the couple must work together and with the
existing gardener seamlessly. A newly refurbished and fully
furnished four bedroom farmhouse will be provided (located 400m
from the main house with its own access) with heating,
electricity, water, and council tax paid.  Pets will be
considered. A car will be provided. Salary will depend on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER needed in Dartmouth in the English county
of Devon. Two months of housesitting/caretaking needed over July
and August in a beautiful barn conversion with a small holding on
the coast of South Devon. As well as looking after the house, the
applicant(s) will also have to feed the animals in the
small-holding, and walk the dog. The animals in question are
seven ducks, two chickens, two sheep, two goats, and several
goldfish! As well as day-to-day upkeep, this role would suit
anyone, especially a couple with DIY/handyman skills. There are a
number of jobs around the property that need completing - laying
a small area of decking, building a shed, digging an allotment,
gardening - that would be ideal for someone with practical
outdoor skills. A budget will be made available for materials,
and all tools are on site. UK residents should apply with your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Florida (30 minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and
garbage, and up to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman,
woman or couple working 20 hours per week on the property. Full
hookup, 50 amp, provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding
ducks and fish. There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is
passable. RVs up to 38 feet have been here. If interested, please
send a note and references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.


A LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE is required for an eight bedroom
Provence Style Farmhouse in Saint Remy, France set on an olive
farm. The house needs to run like clockwork and everything needs
to be looked after. Duties to be shared between the couple
include, but are not limited to: taking responsibility for all
aspects of the running of the house, high level of thorough
cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stocktaking (the
property is rented on occasion), family cooking, cleaning product
and household items, stock using initiative and ordering more
when stock is low, upkeep of furniture, art, china, silver and
crystal, ensure security of residence at all times, supervise and
assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the
terraces around the pool and general pool care, household
maintenance, ensure all household equipment, including lighting
and AV systems, are in sound working order - thorough check to be
carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving, liaise
with external contractors, keep accurate household records, and
record petty cash expenditure, garden maintenance (overseeing
three gardeners), ensuring the garden is kept to a high standard,
ensure vehicles are valeted and in good working order, drive the
principal and guests as and when required, greet guests and
ensure they have everything they need, unpacking and packing for
principal, family and guests if required, ensure health, safety
and hygiene standards are adhered to, hire temporary staff as and
when required, and to assist each other with duties as and when
applicable. One of the couple must speak French, and ideally you
should both drive, but one driver is essential as driving
(airport runs etc.) is part of the job. You should be friendly,
approachable and flexible. You must have a can-do attitude, and
make it a priority to ensure that all guests have as pleasurable
a stay as possible. There is a staff car provided for business
purposes, but you would need your own car for your own personal
use.  A lovely two bedroom private cottage is provided for this
couple. Usually working Monday-Friday, but when the clients are
in residence you may work more days. Salary will be determined
based on experience. To apply, please email your resume to


WANTED: A Resident Caretaker for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
Augusta, Georgia in Appling, GA. This club in on beautiful
Clark's Hill Reservoir. The club is 14 acres and houses member
property including seven cabins, 25 campers, parking lot storage
and 125 cruising sailboats in slips and on moorings. The
successful candidate will live on the property in housing
provided by the club. Housing includes all utilities, internet
and furnishings. Duties include management and labor to maintain
the club property and the grounds. The pay starts at $30,000, but
could be more based on experience and qualifications. For more
information, please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
provide a resume or write a summary of your experience and
qualifications. An expanded position description will be provided
for those who inquire.  


ORGANIC FARMSTAY AVAILABLE near Kassel. We are a little CSA
vegetable farm and work the land with our four draft horses. We
have our three small children living with us. Two farmer
apprentices and two helpers belong to our steady team. We live in
a very nice little village with friendly people and an active
village life, in a beautiful landscape. We even have a little
swimming lake nearby. We can only take helpers who stay at least
two weeks. We share most meals together at the moment, which
means a rather close living situation. We have a nice house for
guests with big kitchen, bathroom, common room with WLAN, beamer,
etc. and enough sleeping rooms. If you are in Germany, please


HELP NEEDED. I own a shop that sells shoes, clothes and jewelry
in the gorgeous little bay of Lakka on the island of Paxos,
Greece. It is open all day from 10am to midnight. I am looking
for a person or two to help me keep it for the months of July and
August and maybe a bit of September too. The schedule will be
four hours per day, 14:00 to 18:00 in the afternoon. The shop is
on the top floor and the ground floor has a sweet little
apartment fully equipped where my helpers will stay. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


EAST MAUI: Seeking a long-term caretaker couple or single for a
large coastal wilderness property. The position entails intensive
mowing, clearing, infrastructure and building maintenance in
exchange for simple but private living accommodations, vehicle
use, internet, and a monthly stipend. Our remote acreage on the
slopes of Mt Haleakala is far from development, powerlines,
crowds and stores. It provides an ideal lifestyle for happy,
independent, energetic, stable, discrete self-starters who thrive
on hard outdoor physical activity. Opportunities for growing
natural food are endless, and herds of wild deer, pigs and goats
wander the property alongside our flock of domestic chickens.
Required experience and talents include operating and maintaining
a heavy tractor, mower, weed-whacker, chainsaw, 4WD vehicles and
independent power and water systems, gardens and fruit trees in a
rugged, wet and steep environment. Opportunity is available
immediately. Please send enquiries, resumes and verifiable

CARETAKER NEEDED for 10 acres on the Big Island near Hilo, HI.
The work consists of weed-eating and caring for fruit trees and
gardens. It has been neglected and will take at least three or
four hours each day to be restored. Fruit trees need to be
pruned, composted, manured, and mulched regularly. We have a year
round growing season and a lot of potential. Experience would be
helpful but most important is a desire to learn and to get
started as soon as possible. Living space will be provided. You
may use any fruit or vegetables which are harvested. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, Big Island.
Should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, repair and
cleaning skills. Three acres in a remote retreat setting,
riverfront, off- grid (solar/battery power). Phone and internet
via cellphone booster. Live in separate caretaker's quarters.
Owners don't live on the property. 20 hours per week (total for
two people) in exchange for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain
apple, coffee, papaya. Looking for a Positive attitude,
easygoing, and a level of commitment. A 4WD vehicle and
references are required. Please email your information and recent


Chuck Friedland - Property Caretaking, an adventurous life
Interests: bicycle riding, cross country motorcycle touring,
gardening and pruning, vintage car rebuilding, food cart
building, travel everywhere, internet research for new materials
and products, food from all over; both eating/making it
Quotes:  Remember to interact with everyone and everything. Make
it an adventure and not a job Chuck Friedland

Chuck Friedland

	Hello there! I hope this serves as a window of opportunity for
not only myself, but to all who read this. My name is Chuck
Friedland and I am a 66-year-old caretaker living in a
35-year-old mindset. I still believe that with enough effort,
anything is possible and you should never limit yourself to one
way of thinking about anything this life of ours has to throw at
us or offer up! It's all so interesting, exciting, and
challenging. And don't we love a great challenge!
	My work life started at a young age with having my own snow
shoveling route and later, with a lot of the same people, a lawn
mowing route when I was 12-years-old. The money earned from that
small business that started me on the way to one of my lasting
enjoyments in life: bicycle riding, racing and later cross
country touring, which I still do to this day. In addition to
bicycle riding and touring and cross country motorcycle touring,
my hobbies also include gardening and pruning, vintage car
rebuilding, food cart building, travel everywhere, internet
research for new materials and products, and food from all over;
both eating and making it.
	My second work adventure was for my father, when I was
15-years-old. He ran the first drive-thru burger place in
Spokane, Washington where I served as the prep guy, janitor, head
burger flipper, and, by the age of 17, assistant manager. I have
been in the restaurant business in one way or the other ever
since (buying, selling, building, and equipment sales) and
recently closed my own paella catering company that I ran for 12
years due to a parent passing away.
	At 18 I took a job working for a local Spokane nursery. I was
helped by the fact that I did all yard work around our family
home and was also trained by a 70-year-old tree pruner who had
spent his life in that profession. I have spent the last 48 years
enjoying it myself, having my own gardening businesses for many
years which lead me to oversee the Japanese Gardening Exposition
for the City of Spokane.
	I have been a property caretaker for around 35 years, and as
subscriber to The Caretaker Gazette for twenty years now, I've
taken many caretaking jobs they've advertised. I am currently
caretaking an Alaskan fishing lodge located some 300 miles
northwest of Anchorage. I got the Alaska lodge position by
answering their ad through the Gazette. The lodge owner
interviewed me over the phone after receiving my credentials and
five days later I was on a first plane to Anchorage, then a
second one to Dillingham and the next day on a single engine
Cessna Cub flight to the lodge. I was dropped off at the lodge
and stayed there for the following six months. 
	Over the years, I've also been a property caretaker for several
private estates in Spokane and Vancouver, Washington, Rancho
Santa Fe, California, Hayden, Idaho, and Lahina, Hawaii. Those
estate caretaker positions gave me experience learning to care
for and maintain all of my own equipment, as well as operating
lots of different heavy and light rental equipment on the various
properties and I am still enjoying it all. Just last summer I
helped out a personal friend of 35 years for six months get past
a surgery that kept him from his landscape business for a while.

	I am a very organized individual and take great pride in all my
work, for both myself and anything that I may be associated or
involved with! Tikchik Narrows Lodge in Alaska, near Dillingham,
is more than great. It's a fly in fishing lodge locating in the
Bristol Bay area of southwestern Alaska. The owner flew me and
all my gear coming and going. They also put me up in hotels and
bought my meals, coming and going. They paid for all my gas, food
and gave me carte blanche while I was on the property to use or
go do anything I wanted. While working there, I had the use of a
4 wheeler, snow mobile, boat, and the owner even gave me his
cross country skis to use.
As the property caretaker for the Alaska lodge I've shoveled lots
of snow off the lodge decks and gathered firewood. The owners
even bought me a seasonal out-of-state fishing license when I got
there. They are super nice people to work for - and am thinking
about doing it again next year! Most of the time at Tikchik was
spent looking up numbers off of equipment, snow removal, going
out on the snowmobile looking for and cutting firewood. After
this was done, most of my days were spent just out having fun
snowshoeing, cross country skiing, walking the shoreline of the
lake in the water with my waders on (my favorite thing to do). If
you are in the cold like that it is surprising how clean you stay
as when there's 16' of snow and no cars or other people around.
The snow is a very clean substance. I actually wore the same
three pairs of jeans for the entire six months I was there. In
other words you don't have to bring a whole lot of clothes with
you when you go to Alaska just make sure they're warm ones!

Chuck's caretaker's cabin at Tikchik Narrows Fishing Camp

Chuck's 12th year as a Paella Chef with over 400 pans
	Clear Lake, California was a three week caretaking gig looking
after a 1940's old lake resort for the current caretakers who
were going on vacation. The Clear Lake position was also an
emergency ad posted in the Gazette. The permanent caretakers had
lost their people that were coming to look after the property
while they took an already paid-for vacation rental and I took a
friend and headed out two days later to help them out. The owner
there was wonderful and on the property during our entire stay. I
stayed in one of the old log cabins and helped the owner out by
running errands. On the morning we were scheduled to leave was
the start of the huge California fires and we had four foot
flames on both sides of the road as we left the property. We
finally ended up leaving eight hours later. It burned up a large
group of houses and we could see propane tanks exploding on the
hillside in front of us.
	I was also a property caretaker on Maui, Hawaii. It was another
great experience. I worked for four different branches (two
brothers, a sister, an ex-wife, and all the children) of the same
family for twelve years. I found them all to be really fun,
wonderful people who I am still friends with today. My last
position on Maui was for four years. I went there for a
millennium party with one of the family's brothers. It took four
months to organize and execute the millennium party. The family
also owned a 22 acre ranch and estate in Ridgefield, Washington
that I flew back to take care of. I then packed up the family's
estate there and went down to care for their newly purchased home
in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This led to my starting a
successful paella catering business that I owned, managed, and
served as a paella chef for a dozen years. 
	My caretaker advice:
	To start with, my path to being a caretaker was not like your
normal trail to caretaker stardom. I started out being a
professional gardener with my own business for 25 years. As a
professional gardener, my great clients would often ask me to do
work on their other properties. That really started all the
traveling and working on their second homes, rentals, and
businesses that brought the idea of being a professional property
caretaker to light. Having a well-rounded work experience along
with a positive can-do attitude will go a long way in getting you
down the road to a great travel/caretaker gig!
	I have learned with anything we do in life there are always
difficulties in getting to the right place so here are just a
few, learned from experience, suggestions that should get you
where your heart desires.
	When you begin the process of applying for a caretaking job, ask
many questions. If you are not getting the answers to suit your
needs then it's probably not the right fit for you. You also want
to make sure to ask if they have very specific questions about
you. You want a good fit with your prospective employers.
Before accepting a position, send and ask for pictures of
everything. Some gigs come with extras like houses, trailers,
cabins, cars to drive, snowmobiles, boats, etc. Make sure you
request and receive photos of all of these. Be sure to ask about
things like furnishings, utensils, laundry facilities, food, and
what is supplied and what isn't! Most importantly, make sure all
the pictures are current. Just because it looked great at one
time, doesn't mean that is in useable or livable condition now.
	Short-term gigs are great to get your caretaker feet wet but
come with more expenses than a long-term gig would - such as you
paying for your own transportation to get there, staying in
someone's personal home instead of a separate apartment, house,
etc. In some cases, shared accommodations means that you are
living in a total stranger's house with none of your own
belongings around. Be sure to ask yourself if you are okay with
that. Again, when you have just driven halfway across the country
to accept a position without asking the right questions,
surprises are not fun. In my nearly 35 years of caretaking and 20
years as a Gazette subscriber, I'll refer you back to my earlier
advice: Questions, questions, questions and photos.
	Homeless with style. It's a personal choice about what to do
with your own belongings when you leave for an undetermined
amount of time. Some people rent their places for extra income,
some purchase RVs to travel about and stay at some gigs (some
require your own RV), and some lighten their loads knowing that
it's all just stuff and can all be replaced anywhere you go and
just hit the road with a little cash in hand and a lot less to
worry about. This is my personal preference - to lighten my load
knowing that it's all just material things that can easily be
replaced - as it allows you to go to more exotic locations as
traveling light will get you there much faster. Property owners
sometimes frown on you showing up with a U-Haul full of your
stuff. Just hitting the road with a little cash in hand and few
material possessions is a strategy that has worked well for me
over the decades.
My position in Alaska wraps up in May and I will be available for
a new caretaker position beginning the second week in June.
Caretaking properties and estates over the years has provided me
with many adventures and a great lifestyle. I am looking forward
to finding another great caretaking position through the pages of
the Gazette. Thank you, Gary, for letting me be a part of the
Gazette family!

Just another hired hand adventure at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


September 26, 2019. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the
opportunity to work on the historical island of Videy. Videy or
Wood Island is a popular destination during the summer among
Icelandic and foreign visitors. Videy is the largest island in
the Kollafjorour Bay, just outside Reykjavik. The island is
covered by many species of plants and at least 30 species of
breeding birds. Videy was inhabited from soon after the
settlement of Iceland already 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 Reykjavk. 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 artwork, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars
that comprise Richard Serras work Afangar and Yoko Onos Imagine
Peace column, a tower of light, which is supported by the widow
of John Lennon. Volunteers will help prepare the island for the
autumn/winter season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings
by cleaning up the area, especially along the coastline, like
hand-picking garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or
brought by the sea to the shores and surroundings.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may carry out some gardening
activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths.
Well maintained paths enable people to visit the area without
damaging them and this important work also helps to improve
safety for visitors. Depending on the advance of the project,
volunteers may have other possible tasks such as checking up and
repairing garden furniture. The working day normally runs from
09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please
be prepared for some flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's
changeable weather. Volunteers should have motivation to work
outside and work in all kinds of weather as it can get cold.
Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good
sleeping bag and gloves. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall
be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time
schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to
perform some of the tasks or activities planned. Volunteers will
be lodged in a local house on Videy Island, in a sleeping bag
accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
The house has an equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive food
ingredients and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs Summer help from 6/1 - 11/1/19 for
Resort Operation Assistants (Front Desk/Room
Cleaning/Maintenance). Seeking qualified individuals or a couple
to assist in Front Desk and Resort operations at historic
Burgdorf Hot Springs, in the Salmon River Mountains, north of
McCall. Candidates will have a positive, can-do, all on the same
team attitude; a background in customer service, a desire to live
and work in the Mountains with rustic accommodations, an
understanding of the hospitality industry and an ambition to
provide an experience for our guests that is helpful and
welcoming. Duties include, admitting guests for day use of the
Hot Spring Pool, maintaining a clean environment in dressing
rooms, bath rooms, store and pool area, preparation of food and
beverages in our Store's Cafe. Front Desk position will also
check in, orient and welcome our overnight Cabin guests. Rules
will also be explained upon admitting guests to the pool and
overnight cabins. The Front Desk Attendant will also be
responsible for housekeeping duties for our rental cabins.
Position(s) are seasonal and temporary, with a possibility of
employment in the future, offered for compatible candidates upon
successful completion of the Summer/Fall Season. This would be
perfect for a couple or self-sufficient individuals who enjoy
living in the mountains and the challenges and rewards of simple
living. Must be easy going, community minded, trustworthy and
motivated, to live and communicate in a harmonious way with
guests, management, and fellow community members on site. A
genuine attitude of appreciation for the hot springs and the
beauty of the environment we are lucky to work in needed. There
are opportunities to diversify tasks while working at the resort
with outside work. Rustic housing options are available to the
right candidate(s). Pay is a competitive hourly wage plus tips,
depending on experience. Please send a resume, prior references
along with a statement of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


an individual or couple (preferably) to reside rent-free in
exchange for the following commitments: Mondays through Fridays
to remain on the premises from 6pm until 8am the next morning. On
weekends to remain on the premises all weekend long. Housesitting
duties include answering the phone or gate when there are calls
and securing the home (locking all doors) before retiring for the
night. Animal caretaking duties during the weekdays (Monday 
Friday) are simply to let our four dogs out at night to do their
duties. Clean up is not required. Animal caretaking duties on
weekends start at 7am and involve feeding and cleaning up after a
variety of pets. The chores should be completed in approximately
two and half hours. Cats and dogs receive a 2nd meal at 1:30pm.
If the owner is home, they may leave for a few hours with advance
notice. If its a couple situation, one may cover for the other in
terms of time and duties. The home is situated in a gated
property. You will have your own furnished bedroom/bathroom and
full kitchen to use, along with a vehicle. All utilities are
included. You provide your own groceries. We are looking for a
long-term commitment (one year) from someone who is honest,
friendly, and ethical. Must be non-drinkers, non-smokers, and
non-drug users. You must also not have any other animals or
children of your own live-in our home. A security background
check will be performed as well as references requested. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING AN INNKEEPER for a high paced successful Boutique Bed &
Breakfast in beautiful coastal Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Our 11
room boutique Inn offers a daily gourmet breakfast. This is an
opportunity to learn the systems of a small business. The
Innkeeper is responsible for managing daily housekeeping,
laundry, staff, online reservation system, guest check in, guest
concierge, preparation and serving of daily breakfast (serving 22
- 24 daily), afternoon tea, and showing guests to the outdoor
waterfront hot tub. This is a very physical job that requires
being on your feet and able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be
ServeSafe certified and have some experience with food. We are
seeking an enthusiastic, trustworthy, energetic person who enjoys
people. Compensation includes free on site private lodging with a
private entrance, all utilities, biweekly salary and end of
season bonus. This position requires living on site and working
daily with active Innkeepers. No pets and non-smokers please. To
apply, please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

POSITION AVAILABLE starting July 1, 2019 to perform painting,
light carpentry on porches, wharfs, doors and windows on a family
island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Limited solar electricity skills
desired. Other tasks will include building maintenance and
grounds upkeep: mowing, tree clearing, and path maintenance.
Boating skills aren't required but desired. Salary and benefits:
$1,200 per week for an approximately 40-hour work week, for a
four to six week period. Additional earnings possible for special
projects. A separate living structure will be provided. Couples
and families welcome. For inquiries, please send a text message


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a live-in Innkeeper for our
11 room year-round property in Boston. As an Innkeeper and
Manager, responsibilities will include: being the face of the Inn
(i.e. you are everything that a guest may want), cooking
delicious breakfasts every morning, taking reservations,
processing check-ins and check-outs, ensuring rooms and common
areas are clean (you will be cleaning!) and just making sure
guests are happy! This position includes salary as well as
housing with utilities. This is an immediate opening. If you are
excited about the prospect of this life-style, would love to live
in Boston and this is in your DNA, please email your resume for

REMOTE PRIVATE ISLAND off Cape Cod, is looking for an
experienced, hardworking, resourceful couple to manage an island
farm with three summer rental houses. This is a full-time job for
two people. Duties include maintenance of buildings and farm
equipment, operation of the island boat, assistance to visitors,
maintaining the island vegetable garden, island patrol, trail
mowing and maintenance, management of livestock, and light record
keeping. The position of Island Manager requires a hardworking
farmer's mentality and the ideal candidate must have a can-do
attitude and be able to adjust strategies on the fly. Advanced
boating skills are a requirement. Strong mechanical skills are
needed. The position includes a combined yearly salary for two
people of $70,000, housing and benefits. Please email resumes to

in Ipswich, MA. Responsible for overseeing the operation of all
farming activities including planning, managing, and tracking on
all associated tasks. The initial focus will be on raising the
existing hay fields to horse quality hay and managing an onsite
compositing operation. We follow sustainable organic practices
such as crop rotation and soil fertility management. Other
responsibilities may include other projects around the farm such
as: orchard, honey bees, laying hens, vegetable and flower
garden, and management of seasonal employees. The farm is
evolving and growing and we are looking for someone to leverage
their experience and passion in our team environment.
Communication skills and flexibility are critical. We brainstorm,
collaborate, and work as a team. This is a year-round salaried
position with beautiful onsite housing provided. Please send your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRIVATE CONSERVED 1,700 ACRE ISLAND off Cape Cod is looking for
an experienced, hardworking, resourceful couple to manage an
island farm with three summer rental houses. This is a lifestyle
change, a homesteader's dream. It requires a careful balance
between isolation and hospitality. In the summer months the
rental houses are filled with vacationers and responsibilities
are more focused on supporting the visitors. During the winter
months the island is empty and responsibilities shift more to
patrol, maintenance and simply existing through a severe New
England winter on an isolated island. It is a full-time job for
two people requiring a full-time presence in the summer months
and a more flexible schedule in the winter months. Duties include
maintenance of buildings and farm equipment, operation of island
boat, assistance to visitors, maintaining island vegetable
garden, island patrol, trail mowing and maintenance, management
of livestock, and light record keeping. The position of Island
Manager requires a hardworking farmer's mentality and the ideal
candidate must have a can-do attitude and be able to adjust
strategies on the fly. Advanced boating skills are a requirement.
Strong mechanical skills are needed. The position includes a
combined yearly salary for two people of $70,000, housing, all
utilities and a two week paid vacation is provided. There is a
$10,000 yearly contribution toward health insurance and a
contribution toward a pension plan. Please email resumes to


SEEKING A CARETAKER TEAM. A private family-oriented hunting and
fishing club in Northern Lower Michigan is hiring a friendly and
hardworking caretaker couple team. The couple will live onsite on
our 1,500-acre property. We are looking for two people to fill
two positions. Responsibilities include meal planning, service
and clean-up for members and guests. Food service industry
experience is preferred, and should be able to comfortably
prepare and serve meals for 20 to 30 people. Additional duties
are building, equipment and grounds maintenance. Basic handyman
skills are a necessity and farming skills are a plus. Please
email your resume and contact information to

LOOKING FOR HARD-WORKING, organized, positive team members to
assist with housekeeping management at our top-rated inns: The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Leelanau County. This live-in position is
offered now through October 31st, with year-round potential, is a
great opportunity for a couple to live and work next to the
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Individuals are also
welcome to apply. Accommodations are a studio efficiency with
standard utilities included. The ideal candidate(s) will have an
eye for detail, exemplary communication skills, be computer
literate, be a self-motivated problem solver, be able to clean
rooms, process laundry and perform light maintenance/landscaping
tasks. Please email your letter of interest and resume to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Lanesboro, MN is looking for an
individual to live onsite with light caretaking duties. This
gorgeous Inn sits on 200 acres right in the heart of bluff
country. We have been featured in many magazines and on TV. This
is your opportunity to live in the beautiful countryside amidst
the gorgeous gardens and breathtaking views of the rolling valley
(bike trails, fishing and hunting). Must enjoy working with
people and like to cook. Carpentry, painting and/or lawn care
experience is a plus. Free lodging. No children or pets. Please


caretaker/ranch hand that includes housing, utilities, ranch
truck and insurance. We are located 52 miles southwest of Dillon,
Montana. Our ranch borders Idaho. This isn't a cowboy position.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a salaried, full-time
ranch/farm handyman/maintenance man for a Northern Nevada ranch
in Elko County. The job duties will include house and building
maintenance (i.e. light plumbing, carpentry, electrical, furnace
maintenance, interior and exterior building maintenance, roofing
and repair, sewer maintenance and repair etc. Housing, utilities
and work vehicle provided, as well as other benefits. Please send
your resume and work history and references to

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE PERSON interested in spending the
summer in New England working for us at our 20 room Inn. The
reality is that we need good housekeepers but we also would like
to share our experience including working on our Property
Management System with rates and reservations, helping us with
social media and marketing. We would provide private room and
shared bath on the hall with limited kitchen facilities. We are
in a beautiful area of the White Mountains and can be flexible
with schedule provided our staff works every weekend. We would
make it a fun and good learning experience for anyone that is
looking for the Inn culture. We serve a continental breakfast and
no restaurant on premises. Work is primarily days with some
nights on occasion. We are on thirty acres, have garden and
flowers that need tending plus we like side projects. We are open
to ideas. Please let us know if you are interested in us. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NEW HAMPSHIRE PROPERTY is searching for a well-qualified,
experienced caretaker who is a self-starter, self-motivated,
enjoy working alone and outdoors in all seasons, and a person who
takes pride in all work that they do. Candidates must have
knowledge of building maintenance, opening and closing seasonal
cottages, equipment usage and their maintenance, landscaping
skills, and handyman skills. This position entails living and
working on the property, supervision of the property, and
security of the property and all of its buildings. Salary,
housing, and other benefits are available. Please send a resume
and the best contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for


COUNTRY LIVING AT IT'S FINEST! Come work and live on my farm and
the rent is free. Miscellaneous farm work, mowing,
string-trimming, snowplowing, etc. Must have equipment and
mechanical experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
details in New Jersey, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please leave
your name and phone number. 


HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM this summer. We
have a three bedroom/two bathroom house near some local hot
springs. We have a cat that the housesitter will need to care
for. We need someone or a couple (sorry, no other children or
pets allowed) for the months of July and August. One of our
vehicles will be available for your use. Serious inquiries should
email their interest and references to The Caretaker Gazette at
caretaker@caretaker.org All responses will then be forwarded.


welcome. New owners of a luxury Inn and restaurant are looking
for a professional Innkeeper with experience managing an Inn of
at least 15-rooms with an upscale restaurant. Requirements: The
GM will have the sole responsibility of overseeing the daily
operations and strategic direction for the property, including
exceptional guest service, financial reporting, generation of
revenue, occupancy, room rates, social media, events, restaurant,
and retail sales. The GM will be involved in all aspects of the
Inn's operations. They will be the key person of reference for
all guests, vendors, employees, and the hotel's ownership.
Compensation: All-in compensation between $50,000 and $75,000
depending on experience inclusive of bonus. Bonus is based on net
profit, new business development, and on mutually agreed upon
objectives. Housing is provided but not required for a local
candidate. Benefits will be provided. To apply, please email

being a part-time caretaker. Located on 81 gorgeous acres in
Munnsville, NY, with trout stream, and forests. Very private yet
convenient to amenities, and just minutes to Colgate, Hamilton,
and Morrisville Colleges. Non-smoker. Suitable for retiree,
artist-writer, or internet. One to two people, small pet. General
knowledge of maintenance, snowplow, ride-mower, basic plumbing,
carpentry a plus.  References, bio, and photo required. Please

(with a history of long term staff) seeks to hire an experienced
and capable Domestic Couple to take charge of the residence and
provide personal service while the principals are in residence.
Past experience working in a fine home required. The ideal
candidates will be hard-working, have excellent cooking and
cleaning skills, and will love dogs (cute and loveable). Primary
responsibilities for the couple will include daily hands-on
cleaning of the residence, managing vendors and contractors to
maintain the residence, coordinating events, providing guest
service, and preparing daily meals for the principals while they
are in residence using fresh ingredients. The ability to cook for
small dinner parties and prepare a range of cuisines is needed.
This is a full-time, year-round position, with a Thursday through
Monday schedule in-season (May through September). Accommodations
in the residence are provided; the living accommodations include
a private apartment within the home. Joint compensation up to
$200,000 offered, depending on experience, plus a full benefits
package. Please apply for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.
This position has an ASAP start date. Qualified applicants will
be contacted.


INTERN DUTY MANAGER needed in Christchurch. Work for
accommodation. We are looking for one reliable, honest, detailed
oriented and positive person to work at our reception as an
intern duty manager, starting as soon as possible. You must be
able to speak fluent English and to commit to a minimum of six
weeks (up to three months). Only backpackers with working holiday
visas or a student visa will be considered. You will work 13
hours/week. Your duties will include check-ins and checking out
guests, handling cash, bookings and the reservation system,
hostel laundry etc. Your working hours will basically cover the
fee of your stay in our hostel. It's also a great chance to meet
new people from all over the world, learn about the hospitality
industry and the basics of how to run a hostel. Full training
will be provided. In addition you will get free accommodation in
a four bedroom unit, free laundry and hi-speed Wi-Fi. If you're
interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We hope to hear from
you soon!


TRAIL GUIDE AND B&B HOST needed in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
We are looking to hire a Horse Trail Guide and Host for Small
Eco-Lux Guest Ranch in Nicaragua starting immediately. We are an
intimate solar powered Guest Ranch offering guided horseback
tours with four rooms for overnight guests. Be sure to check out
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to acquaint yourself with the
ranch. What we are looking for: you must be a very experienced
rider with a good knowledge of western riding, you should also
have basic knowledge of horse healthcare and natural
horsemanship, you have experience in hospitality and enjoy
hosting international guests, you love people and would enjoy the
role of ranch host, and you can drive a manual shift vehicle.
General responsibilities including daily errands to town and
pick-up and delivery of guests. You should have intermediate
Spanish, be very comfortable in nature, and be interested in
exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle. You should be
well-traveled and comfortable living in a foreign culture.
Ideally this will not have been your first time to Central
America. You should enjoy photography. We will provide you with a
travel allowance and room & board. To apply, please forward your
information and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE near Asheville for an individual or
couple. A small rural community is seeking a reliable,
hard-working person for a part-time position as a
caretaker/gardener/landscaper for seven acres of community land,
plus assistance with individual homestead projects. Knowledge of
permaculture principles, organic pest and weed management,
orchard care, and tool care appreciated. A good match would enjoy
building a resilient life and would renew through contact with
people and natural elements. Compensation includes an attractive
apartment with all utilities, plus a monthly stipend and plenty
of garden produce. References checked. No drugs or alcohol. 
Please send your questions, interests and resume to


wanted to live in the peaceful country environment? This could be
your perfect opportunity. We are looking for a
groundskeeper/caretaker. Our property is located in rural Western
Oklahoma. Private housing and utilities are included at no cost
as part of the salary. Duties include maintaining lawns, multiple
lawn irrigation systems, tree care, in-ground swimming pool,
wildlife feeders, dwelling, and the barn and fence located on the
absentee owners private grounds. Also, some general repair and
maintenance, grounds keeping, and handyman projects would be
required on other dwellings, barns and grounds located throughout
the acreage. Would also be required to maintain equipment
pertaining to these duties. Applicants should have experience in
landscaping, underground sprinkler systems, tree care, general
plumbing, carpentry and mechanics. Must be a non-smoker, have a
valid drivers license, communicate in English, be able to lift 75
lbs., valid to work in the U.S., be dependable, work efficiently
and willing to submit to a background and drug test. Please
provide your resume with your work history and a minimum of two


LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. We are 10 minutes
from Eugene on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. Minimum commitment
July 1 through September 30. If interested, please email your
resumes and a photo of your RV to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include Oregon Opportunity in the Subject Line for forwarding


LIVE-IN CARETAKER/HOUSE SITTER (individual or couple) needed.
Magical cloud forest property bordered by a beautiful river, a
natural paradise with a tropical climate, 15 minutes beyond the
nearest town (vehicle provided). Long-term preferred/short-term
considered. Need good communication, computer and organization
skills. Landscaping, gardening and/or permaculture skills
appreciated. Would love a handyman, construction oriented person
- someone with building experience, or able to liaise with
builders. Some Spanish or bilingual a huge plus. Must be drug
free. Mature applicants welcome. All skills above helpful, but
not required. Please send your resume or letter describing
yourself and your skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave
message with full contact information 24/7. References required.


eight room bed and breakfast in Northwest Pennsylvania, in a
small town on the shores of Lake Erie and home to numerous
wineries. This is a live-in position with a small apartment
provided. Be prepared to be a part of all phases of the business
from cooking and serving, to marketing and decorating - but most
important is a warm people-oriented personality. You will work
closely with the Innkeeper and meet lots of really amazing
people! To apply, please send your resume to


SEEKING A YEAR-ROUND, LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN, experienced caretaker
in Newport, RI. Responsible for the smooth operation of a private
residence. Oversee repairs, landscaping, errands, contractors,
guests, and events. Prefer someone with handyman experience (HVAC
a plus). Candidate should be hands-on, with a can-do attitude,
flexible, (some weekends, some late evenings), computer savvy,
with excellent references, and a college graduate. Please send
your resume/salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Narragansett is looking for a General
Manager couple for our 16 room boutique hotel who can direct,
assist, and manage our full staff with all hotel and restaurant
daily activity. F&B/hospitality experience, understanding or
ability to learn (with training) all POS and Reservation systems,
and oversee daily operations. This includes exceptional
interpersonal and delegation skills, polished telephone and email
skills, computer and organizational skills, some housekeeping and
maintenance skills, and the abilities to multitask, take
initiative, and to employ situational thinking. This is a
hands-on job, but there is a great team in place who needs a
couple to take the lead. Compensation includes a competitive
salary, living accommodations, and paid vacation. Please email


HELP NEEDED. We are a couple living on land next to the Natural
Park (30 minutes from Granada). Our land is composed of an
organic garden, some fruit trees (almonds, nuts, walnut, and
apple trees) and chickens. We live in a stone house and there are
three tree huts and a tipi around for rent to our guests
(members), since we are an association. We have built the tree
huts, a greenhouse and accommodate a gypsy caravan (like a
kitchen and saloon). At the moment, we need one helper to work on
our land, gardens, with the trees, and taking care of the
chickens, dog, cat, fishes and rabbits. We'll also need help with
the tree huts and bathroom cleaning. We're looking for people
speaking Spanish. We ask for four or five hours of work a day,
six days per week. We offer accommodation and meals (and a bike).
The helper will live in an individual room with an independent
entrance. He/she will share toilets and the outdoor kitchen with
guests. Our village is 30km from Granada and has two restaurants,
but no shops or banks. We can drive you to Granada once a week or
join us when we have to go. We ask for two weeks minimum of help!
You can take nice walks around, and there is a waterfall and
stunning views over the mountains. We speak Spanish, French and
English but we ask for Spanish speakers to call


LIVE-IN SERVICE PERSON needed. This is a fantastic opportunity
for an experienced service person to assist this busy, private
household in Switzerland and travel with the family around the
world. The main aspect of the role is to look after the dining
room, ensuring it is kept to a 5-star standard, whilst also
decorating and laying the table for regular dinners and
functions. You should also be experienced with providing a waiter
service as well as supporting the kitchen staff. This is a great
role to enable your creativity to flow and provide in house
service.  This is a live-in position, mainly in Switzerland but
also travelling.  Accommodation provided along with excellent
salary. Recent DBS and excellent references required. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME HELP NEEDED in O'Donnell in West Texas. The job duties
will include feeding and taking care of a small herd of cattle,
fence and waterline repair, yard work, feeding and taking care of
horses and all other duties related to a working ranch. There is
no roping. Benefits include a salary, house, utilities, employees
half of social security, some beef, workmans compensation, and
medical insurance. One personal horse is OK, geldings only. The
salary will be around $2,750/month, based on experience. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email your resume to

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND NEEDED in Montgomery County, Texas. Looking
for a mature person to live on site. An apartment is suitable for
a couple. Care for horses, cattle and dogs. Operate a zero turn
mower, run the bush hog, and maintain flowerbeds. Keep the barn,
tools and equipment maintained and organized. Must be a
self-starter and able to work without supervision. Room & Board,
an apartment and utilities provided. For more details, please

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs an Interim Innkeeper. Established in
1995, we are a small organic vegetarian/vegan B and B in the
heart of the historic South Congress district in Austin, Texas.
We sleep a maximum 12 guests but rarely serve more than eight in
our three private cottages and one Guest Room in the Main House
where the owners quarters are as well as the office, laundry, and
B and B kitchen. We also have two small dogs and 13 chickens
(which are lots of fun and way easier to keep than you might
think). We are seeking an Interim Innkeeper from July 16 - August
9. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed on a large rural ranch in South Texas in
Encinal in Webb/La Salle Counties. An unfurnished three bedroom,
two bath home and ranch truck will be provided. Must have
knowledge of cattle, horses, ranch equipment including tractor
and shredder, water line maintenance, mechanical, and minor
electrical issues. To apply, please send your resume to


the year for about two week time periods, about six times a year.
I have a beautiful home, not far from Green Mountain National
Forest. I have one well behaved small dog and several cats, but
no attention is required. You will have your own large single
bedroom, log fires and tranquility. This is an ideal break-away
for a reliable, trustworthy housesitter. For more details, please


HORSE AND GROUNDS HELP NEEDED in Sequim, Washington. Work
maintaining grounds from weeding, mowing, and grounds care. Also
includes tractor and mower work. Help with horses and arena care.
Accommodations available for a reasonable amount. Work full-time
in summer, and part-time in winter. Can be part-time year round
job if desired. Must pass a background test and drug testing.
References and work history required. Salary will be $13 per
hour. To apply, please forward your resume to

SEEKING A CARETAKER OR COUPLE for an 80-acre property in
Washington State. We are located in a rural setting in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Whatcom County, 26
miles from Bellingham. We provide an attractive well-maintained
house and all utilities in a beautiful setting in exchange for
some basic maintenance jobs. Other work on the property as needed
is paid at an hourly rate and typically may involve caring for
four well-behaved goats and two cats during owner absences
usually one week each month, weed-whacking, operation of tractor
for winter plowing, maintenance of equipment, and building
repairs as needed. Caretakers will look after the property when
owners are absent. Useful skills include basic property
maintenance, use of power equipment such as weed whackers and
chainsaws, and small motor maintenance. Caretaker(s) must be a
nonsmoker, physically fit, and animal lovers. Caretakers will
have quite a bit of free time. We are looking for a long-term
commitment. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to
live inexpensively in a beautiful rural setting and enjoys
outdoor work. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

with our current full-time caretaker and manager. Their help is
needed now through September. We are a non-profit Christian camp.
The camp is on the east Fork of the Lewis River, located 15
minutes north of Battle Ground, WA on Lucia Falls Road. The
facility is 60 acres with a lodge cabins, chapel, dining hall,
and other buildings. This is a volunteer position with a RV spot,
and full hookups provided with 50 amp service. Please contact


chores in Capon Bridge, WV in eastern Hampshire County - free
apartment, utilities, internet and more. Details and photos are
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please click on About Us then
click on Business Opp's and then click on the Caretaker document.


A RETIRED EXECUTIVE COUPLE with a waterfront summer home in a
Southeastern Wisconsin resort city is seeking an experienced
Property Caretaker Couple to live on and care for their property.
The estate owners are long term employers who use the residence
throughout the summer and early fall. The home is well staffed
and used for family and social events. The ideal candidates will
be mechanically inclined and experienced with sophisticated
mechanical and IT systems, be able to prepare healthy meals for
the couple and guests, have strong organizational and
administrative skills and have successfully managed vendors and a
staff. A separate, newly remodeled apartment on the property will
be provided along with a competitive compensation and benefits
package. Flexible start date. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Only qualified candidates
will be contacted.


and need someone to live onsite for three weeks who can condition
ten horses. There will be an opportunity to ride cattle during
this time. Other jobs may include feeding horses, cleaning
stalls, and other ranch work as needed, but it will be primarily
horse conditioning. This is a one of kind experience for the
right person. Salary will be $110/day. I prefer at least two
years of horse experience. To apply, please email your bio and

INNKEEPERS/MANAGERS NEEDED for a historic 20 room hotel with
restaurant and bar. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful historic
western hotel with 20 recently remodeled rooms, a large western
bar with dance floor, live music and pool tables, a steak house
that seats 70 and a cafe that seats 50. The property is located
in Afton, Wyoming, a small western town two hours south of
Yellowstone National Park, with great hiking, fishing, hunting,
river rafting, snowmobiling, boating and skiing. The bar and
restaurant has a local clientele in addition to the hotel guests
that come from all over the world. Compensation can include an
apartment for the manager, salary based on experience and a bonus
based on performance. Applicants should be physically active and
have experience as a chef, restaurant manager and bar tender. To
apply, please submit your resume and references to


Hello. Seeking a housesitter/caretaker opportunity in California
spring/summer. 53-year-old former teacher with great references.
Organized, conscientious, meticulous, great problem-solver.
International travel, artist, culture/language/nature enthusiast.
French/Spanish/Italian. Much experience caring for
pets/houses/yard. Questions welcomed. Please call or text

Seeking a housesitting/caretaking situation, ASAP. Preferring the
Southern Country Sea Coast, SC/GA/FL and the Florida Gulf, near
safe swim waters. I'm a retired professional lady, widow, fine
artist, and writer, with a small, friendly, companion and
gardening dog. Experienced in regenerative health and food/flower
organic gardening. Traveler, with great references. Vegan, with a
clean life-style, seeks like-styled. In exchange for on-site
presence and administrative, non-manual, activities. Both term
and stipend are negotiable. I'm a non-smoker, non-drinker, and
non-partyer. You are welcome to contact me at

Hi, my name is Gary. I presently live in Santa Barbara,
California, and am looking for an opportunity to work as your
property caretaker. I have also had a rewarding career as a Chef.
References both work and personal available. I have numerous
skills and qualifications. Willing to relocate. Would prefer
California but am open for all opportunities. Please call me to

Mature and experienced. Seeking a housesitting position. My name
is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I have been trusted for over 18 years
with family homes and their pets. I have over 18 references that
you can contact today. I am 45-years-old, traveling with my
8-year-old Australian Shepard-mix dog named Karma. College
educated and I have owned three of my own businesses, in the pet
care industry. We are looking for a mid to long-term (one month+)
(preferably paid) caretaking/house/pet-sitting position around
Albuquerque or a city close to the beach in the U.S. We are
relocating from the mountains in Colorado, after eight years
here. We are looking for warmer climates and lower elevation. We
can be available June 15th. Please email me for resume and

Caregiver and Houseman of Excellence available. All American male
seeking a long-term commitment of servitude. I possess a deep
inborn affinity for my elders along with the altruism, skills,
dedication and compassion necessary to build long-term successful
relationships with them. I am also a meticulous domestic servant
who derives great personal pride ensuring safe, clean, orderly
and attractive conditions of households and properties. I cook
well and drive impeccably. If you desire a truly superlative,
fit, polished, poised and energetic male who can anticipate your
needs as well as respond to them, please call

Older single man, non-smoker and drinker, seeks year around
onsite maintenance/caretaker position in SW Arizona. Experience
in electrical, plumbing, carpentry and have worked with livestock
extensively. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Honest.
Dependable. Reliable.

63-year-old married, retired homeowners in Alaska, looking to
caretake near granddaughters in Odessa, Texas for one to two
months at a time, available October - April. Please email

Experienced Estate Manager/Chef seeks a live on position for a
vacation property or 2nd home. I can open and close house, care
for pets and livestock, oversee contractors and maintenance, do
on site security, with chef services optional. Excellent
references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Family of four seeks a long-term position in Napa. Handyman
husband's skills: animal care, vineyards, maintenance. Mom is
excellent gardener/landscaper. We are homeowners looking for a
change and country environment. Please email

Caretaker available for a large, private Colorado ranch. As a
retired general contractor I have the skills, talent and
equipment to either perform or direct the full operation, upkeep
and upgrade of all aspects of your property. 30 years in business
have given me extensive knowledge which has included many years
on working and private ranches in CO, MT, AZ, and CA. I am also
very familiar with large, luxury Estate homes and their care. I
am 52 and in good health, highly professional, very motivated and
deeply respectful of the land and owners. No supervision ever
required. Nonsmoker, no drug use, no criminal record. This would
be a long-term, live on-site assignment. The preferred property
would include 300+ acres of wooded land. Salary not required
unless I'm performing extensive contracting services. Your
property could not be in better care. Let me know what questions
you have. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I can provide property security, caretaker work and animal care,
and home health care for the Elderly. I am reliable, loyal,
honest, and looking for a long-term position (no drinking, drugs,
and have a criminal background check). Great references
available. Looking to relocate to Arizona off of the 89A just
below Flagstaff for example (cooler weather) but will consider
other states. Have over 30 years experience. Please call

I am seeking a mutually ideal arrangement that allows me to live
somewhere I can oversee in exchange for select responsibilities.
I am physically able, but actually not able to provide regular
physical work on someone's property. I am healthy as long as I do
not push it too much. I have CFS, which means I do fine at my
desk and with mild exertion, but regular sustained exertion
exhausts my immune system. The bottom line is I am not able to
work a ranch or give an eight hour day, but I can be present and
do simple things like watering and monitoring. I am 58, a white
male with two graduate degrees, 6' 1" tall, 255 lbs.,
presentable, clean, and quiet. No smoking, drinking, drugs, or
criminal past. I think I am an ideal candidate for a place that
really just needs someone to be present and watch over things. I
love dogs and I have had just about every animal there is to have
as a pet. Thank you for your consideration. Please email

Trustworthy Mature Female Seeking a housesitter/caretaker
position. Excellent references available! I work remotely as a
property manager so need good Wi-Fi availability. I am also a
trained life coach and love helping people. Prefer the Western
states so I can drive from California and have my car to use.

Energetic retired Colorado resident seeks a full-time, live-in
caretaker situation in or near Boulder County (within two hours)
in exchange for maintenance, groundskeeping, animal care, and
domestic care. Worked at Yellowstone, recently housesitting in
Montana and New Mexico. New grandson here and would like to be
near. Solid help to the right estate, ranch, residence. Great
background story! No drugs or criminal history. Will discuss all
possibilities. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: Caretaking Position. Reliable, educated, single, mature,
outdoor woman seeks a long-term caretaking position with
accommodations with reasonable compensation. Skilled and very
experienced in equine/stable management, grounds
keeping/landscaping, and home maintenance and loving pet/animal
care. I am a very dependable, organized, conscientious,
confidential and non-smoking. Spotless background. Red Cross
Emergency Management trained, first aid and safety conscious.
Interested in the Pacific Northwest of US or other high country,
wooded area in a peaceful setting, but will consider other
wilderness country setting. Please respond to

Versatile, Harmonious Couple available worldwide. Over 20 years
managing employees/volunteers, remote lodges, luxury homes,
working ranches, Airbnb. Philip founded and built an
eco-lodge/permaculture institute, led humanitarian/educational
hiking journeys and 130 sustainable building workshops. Website:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX managed a busy doctor's office; Masters:
Library/Information Science. Excellent with multiple small
animals, including goats. We are in demand, but open to
opportunities encompassing our diverse and complementary skill
set. Reliable, fit, calm, personable, tested, organized. French,
German, Spanish, etc. Resume, references, photos available.

My name is Paul. I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I'm looking for a permanent
or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent references,
and resume available. 30 years experience. Housesitting, security
guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house cleaning, house
carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening, grounds care,
light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in town and country
with my van. I have current drivers license and car insurance.
Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean,
quiet living quarters must go with above position. Available
immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with the caring touch".

Handyman looking for work with housing. Geographically flexible.
Services include: yard cleaning, carpentry, painting, tree
trimming, fence mending, some auto repair, landscaping, small and
large animal care, and irrigation and plumbing. No smoking, no
drinking, and no drugs. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Remote Site Security offered by a wilderness
adventurer/isolationist, 77, with a career in explosives R&D, but
also having extensive night patrol experience since 1973 in
part-time wildlife law enforcement to arrest deer poachers.
Presently living in an isolated National Forest cabin, but have
lived in the Canadian Rockies (British Columbia) and Alaska.
Alaska preferred, but would consider mountainous sites in WA, ID,
MT, or WY. If desired, active armed daylight patrolling performed
free, night patrol negotiable. Low cost! Please write to

Caretakers available in RI. Able-bodied couple in our 40's with
experience in land stewardship/beautification, irrigation, animal
and home care. Seeking a long-term situation anywhere in Southern
Rhode Island. We enjoy living rurally and are hoping to find a
little piece of paradise where we can utilize our collective
skills. Responsible with references available. Please email

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For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
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by volunteering at state parks or wildlife refuges? Workers On
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50 Shades of Flowers offers delivery of flowering plants to local
businesses in Maryland. Our service offering includes design,
professional installation and ongoing maintenance and care of
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
became my pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true
happenings during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the
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