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THIS IS OUR 226th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 38, Number 4       

July/August 2020        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 27 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
There’s No Place Like Home
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers  and property owners write about their experiences
with the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bath house on 20 acres in this small rural town.
I have a car available – it’s about an hour 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 a
water drip 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. Thanks.

ARIZONA

SMALL RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Queen Creek, Arizona. I’m in
need of a caring person to take care of a few farm animals,
horse, goats, etc. This is a very part-time position. Regular
feeding and watering, and some maintenance, but very little if
any. This would be good for someone who is looking to pick up
some extra cash. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ARIZONA HIGH COUNTRY RANCH has an immediate long-term
opportunity for a couple. The ideal couple candidate must be
honest, reliable, self-starters with a solid work ethic. Good
communication skills including email and text is a must! Duties
include care and management of livestock (horses and cattle),
mending pasture fences, water management, checking pasture gates;
care of the ranch property including grounds maintenance   and  
ranch  road   upkeep; maintenance of trucks, tractor and
equipment. Skills and knowledge required: Experience with horses
and cattle a must. Maintaining and operating ATV’s, skid steer,
and trailers; welding; fixing fence; basic plumbing, electrical,
and carpentry. Compensation includes a salary plus a furnished
two bedroom, two bath apartment with utilities, ½ beef a year,
and use of a F350 truck. You may have your own dog and horse. You
must be a non-smoker with a valid driver’s license and willing
to do a drug test. Serious applicants only should respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 through September 1, 2020. 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Dear Gary and staff, I thought I would update some of my ideas as
to why a property owner would want a caretaker. As a property
owner who has employed several caretakers over the years, I can
give you two good reasons: 1. I want to keep my property (whether
a private home or a business property like a bed and breakfast)
running well and looking good. Sometimes there are employees,
pets or plants to give daily attention. The caretaker doesn’t
necessarily need to be skilled labor, just a trouble-shooter. 2.
I and most other property owners also like to have someone living
on the property to discourage crime. Empty houses invite
break-ins, so why don’t property owners just rent out their
houses? Renters can be destructive and short-term. They don’t
care about maintaining property or assuming responsibility. They
come and go at will. A caretaker, on the other hand, is getting a
place to call his own in exchange for his time and effort. Is
housesitting right for you? Begin by being honest. Are you
healthy in body and spirit? Changing venues is not a cure for
troubles. Can you resist the temptation of having friends and
relatives drop in? Only you have the right to be there, while
watching over someone else’s property. Will you find solutions
to problems? Can you stop mildew from eating an outside deck? Do
you know what to do if bees enter the house walls? What about a
septic tank that overflows? Or an employee that steals? These
events actually happened at my house. If a homeowner asks if you
can handle such things, the answer he hopes to hear is, “I may
not know what to do now, but I will find out and deal with it”.
Is it old fashion to mention morals? Caretakers live in someone's
home, and should be respectful of that. Caretakers must have the
ability to maintain, business-like relationships with the locals
and employees. It is usually better while on the job to be a
“hard Prickly” than a “soft cuddly”.  “Housesitter”.
“Caretaker”. The terms say it all and are so definitive.
Reread them slowly because they explain the job. It can be a
win-win for both the caretaker and the homeowner. Since a
housesitter needs to be on the premises most of the time, he or
she has the opportunity to write, paint, etc. They may find
themselves in a lovely property with a great view. They just have
to keep things clean and in order for the homeowner. That is the
exchange. And yet this concept is so hard for some to grasp. I
received several emails from people wanting to housesit and
asking if I could find them a job while they were there. My
reply? The housesitting position is the job. To all of you that
dream of unfettering yourself I say, just do it! You can inherit
the Earth later. Make sure you are truly able to bend, to give,
and to keep a sense of humor. Mary C., Long Beach, CA

Mary, thanks for writing and giving advice from a property
owner’s perspective. I’m not sure if all of our readers will
agree with your characterization of renters, but you do provide
some good points. I’m also glad that, via your caretaker-wanted
ad in the Gazette, you were able to find one of our subscribers
to caretake your home in Mexico for you.

Hi Gary, just a quick email to let you know that I think you have
a great newsletter! I look forward to each issue and can’t wait
to read the newest email updates. I answered an ad for a place in
Northern California, my first response to an ad and after several
phone interviews and reference checks, they paid my airfare out
there for an in person meeting. It is a fantastic Inn and exactly
as described in their ad. I am looking forward to heading back
there in September as their full-time property caretaker and
Innkeeper! Keep up all your great work! Rod S., Edison, NJ

Hi Rod, thanks for your nice email! It’s good to hear that
the interviews went well and you and the property owners worked
out such a good arrangement. Congratulations and I wish you
success at your new caretaking position. Once you get settled
there, please let us know your new mailing address so we can
update your postal subscription for you. Thanks.

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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
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profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

LOOKING FOR A RVING couple or a handyperson to help with general
farm duties on a horse property just outside Donnybrook, between
Boyanup and Kirup on the South Western Highway, 210 kilometers
south of Perth, in Western Australia. You would need to be
self-sufficient and can have your choice of secluded spots and
beautiful views from your van or RV. We would need help with
gardening and general jobs around the farm. If you’re in the
area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the North
West Pastoral area of South Australia. The job involves living in
a homestead at one end of the property and being responsible for
maintaining garden and house. Wage to be negotiated and looking
for couple to stay some months if possible. We will need
references. Please reply by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RVING CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a Juandah Heritage site at Wandoan
Queensland, approximately three hours west of Toowoomba. Free
water, power and undercover parking for your RV. The job entails
watering the grounds, some gardening, and mowing and cleaning,
etc. For more details, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I’M LOOKING FOR A COUPLE or a single person/people to park
their RV up on my five acre property in Mount Helena. I’m
needing a hand to get my property in order and possibly would
like another shed built. So looking for very handy people to
reply if possible. I’m thinking 10 hours per week negotiable
help for free power and RV plot. We have a beautiful bush block
with plenty of trees to park under for shade and privacy. We are
a very easy going flexible happy family looking for similar folk
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE SEEKING A FIT COUPLE to help with the upcoming avocado
season. This job will involve both packing, shed, and field work.
A forklift ticket would be a bonus but is not a necessity. The
job would start mid-June and finish mid-August. The hours will be
dependent on the markets and weather. We are situated at Ban Ban
Springs, in the North Burnett Region of Queensland and 1.5 hours
from Bundaberg. We are in a COVID-19 safe environment. For
further information please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A CARETAKER for a cattle property 40 kilometers from Wee
Waa, a small town located on the northwestern slopes of the New
England region in New South Wales. The town is within the
Narrabri Shire local government area and is on the Namoi River. A
house and power will be included, in exchange for light duties,
checking waters, etc. This caretaker position would suit a
pensioner. To apply, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER REQUIRED in Erakala, in the Mackay Region of
Queensland. The management of the Seaforth Boating Club are
looking for a person to perform the duties of Caretaker at the
clubs boating compound at Seaforth. This position would suit a
mature/retired person who has a friendly and honest approach to
life. Duties would include compound mowing, compound security and
a small amount of fee collection and receipting. In return the
successful applicant will be compensated with free accommodation
in a private residency above the clubhouse with free electricity
provided. If you are interested in applying and for further
information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A TOWNSVILLE DISTRICT SMALL FARM, in northeastern Queensland, is
offering a powered site with town water for a single person or
couple with their own caravan or motorhome in exchange for a few
hours help per week with watering, gardening, mowing, and
occasionally feeding chooks and sheep etc. This is a great place
to be based to explore the Townsville region, close to amenities,
and 10 minutes from a shopping center. Dump point and en-suite
toilet on site. Prefer that you stay for two weeks minimum. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for our picturesque property in
Queensland. We seek an active pensioner couple interested in
gardening, feed chooks, turkeys, and ducks. Cattle knowledge
would be an advantage. We are located 20 minutes north of Gympie,
45 minutes to Rainbow Beach, and 45 minutes to Hervey Bay.
Renovated accommodation provided. If you are interested, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking an experienced General
Assistant/Caretaker for a three month contract position located
within a Snowy Mountains Region Government Department in the
Newcastle Region. Duties will include ensuring the grounds remain
in a clean and tidy condition, maintaining the general store
including, documentation, issue of stores and reordering of stock
when required, maintaining the register including car fleet,
barcoding of equipment and undertaking annual stock take, manual
handling of stores, plant and equipment, inspecting services,
replacing light globes and tubes, opening buildings and locking
the premises including windows, doors and gates, checking
heaters, fans and other appliances and turning on or off as
necessary, performing test and tag as required, performing minor
repairs and maintenance work on buildings as required, assisting
in loading and unloading delivery trucks, and removal and
transport of furniture, equipment, as required. Must have the
demonstrated ability to work as a team member or with limited
supervision. If you have previous experience working within a
similar position and are in the Sydney area, please contact our
Ingleburn branch on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Western Australia is looking for a couple
as Builder-Handy Man and Versatile Partner with options of
Station Stay Camp Host, Cook and/or Cleaner. The job for the
builder is to renovate dongas plus routine maintenance.
Accommodation can be provided or live in your own caravan with
amenities supplied. For more information and our contact info,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON needed in Coominya, in southeast
Queensland. This is a live-in position for a caretaker/
maintenance person at Moreton Saleyards. Duties would include
welding, general maintenance, cleaning and working with the
stockmen during sales. Livestock handling experience preferred
but not essential. Cottage accommodation available and a
remuneration package will be provided to suit the applicant’s
experience. All applications should mail their resume to: Manager
- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PAID POSITION AVAILABLE on a farm west of Kulin, a small town in
the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately
280 km from Perth. This would suit a mature Australian couple.
This long-term position includes a gardener, farmhand, and
caretaker role. A house and vehicle are available. Tractor
driving experience is essential. This position would be for a
semi-retired couple with farming experience. Australian
applicants should email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME STATION CARETAKER needed in Barcaldine, Queensland. A
role as a Station Caretaker has become available for a family
owned entity. It is essential the applicant comes with sound
experience on properties, particularly with cattle. General
property maintenance will be required, as will some machinery
operation, cattle work, etc. To be successful in this role you
must be of a reliable and honest nature, sober habits and come
with excellent relevant references! Couple accommodations plus
power provided. Remuneration: $950/week. Please note that this is
a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa
Holders. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
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.

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! Volunteer caretaker assistance needed on
a private Caribbean Island off of Belize. Our current caretakers
have to leave in five days and we have no successor. We need
someone in good physical condition who feels confident living
with Piggy, a free living, dominant non-castrated pig, on a
remote island in simple environment. Frugal dealing with
resources is required as electricity comes from the solar system
and drinking and using water from the rain water harvest. You can
earn your living by renting out a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with a two burner gas
stove and basic equipment over Airbnb. Your job would be: Being
present on the island 24/7, cleaning the beaches and trails,
watering the plants, moving some timber or seaweed and other
small maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the
stars, sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go
snorkeling or fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga
spots or just seize the day. There is Internet and cellphone
service on the island. We can offer free accommodation, you have
to cover your travel and provision costs. You have to bring all
the supplies you will need when coming in a hired motorboat from
the mainland. There is no delivery service! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELGIUM

WORK EXCHANGE offered in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (a Walloon
municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant).
We have lived here for 40 years in a beautiful house in the
countryside. Our names are Veronique and Jean-Marc and we run a
Bed & Breakfast. We are very sensitive to ecology and voluntary
simplicity. We speak several languages: French, English, German,
Dutch, Italian and Spanish. Veronique is the one working in the
garden taking care of the permaculture project and of practical
works. In the house there is always something to do for the
maintenance. Jean-Marc deals mainly with our guests. If you are a
manual person, if you like gardening, if you are interested in
building a hive, or painting, you will enjoy your stay here. We
offer a comfortable room, healthy food in exchange for four hours
of work per day. Since Veronique is a sculptor, we can offer a
space for painting or carving if you would like to be creative.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKERS with good people skills wanted for a
seasonal job overseeing private property in the Donner Summit,
California area. This position is best suited for a semi-retired
or retired couple. The season runs approximately from early June
to October 15th.  Duties include, but are not limited to, repair
and maintenance of a rustic 10-bedroom lodge, managing room
reservations and cooking some home-style meals (mostly dinners).
The caretakers are entitled to the profits from all sales of
meals prepared and served in the lodge. Knowledge of basic water
systems, wood-cutting and general handyman skills needed. Must
have your own vehicle. Private living quarters in lodge with
DIRECTV. This position pays the couple $3,000 per month together
with a vehicle allowance of $250 per month. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELLO ALL YOU VOLUNTEERS WITH SKILLS! Carpenter and handyman
skills are top on our list right now for the most needed skilled
help. Also cleaning and beautifying indoors would be a wonderful
addition. But whatever your talents let us know! Your sharing of
them on Dandelion Farm will make you a valued and enjoyed team
member. There is nearly unlimited potential for your skills and
creativity while helping to make a farm based sustainable living
community dedicated to helping the world become more sustainable.
Higher cultural talents and gifts are very welcome as another
kind of food for the being. Your help on the land will also be in
part to increase production of our plant based diet, just in case
the road ahead gets rocky. Dandelion Sustainable Farm is a
magical place, located on 190 pristine acres in Northern
California, about 2½ hour drive from San Francisco. Here you
will find a deep serenity, both playful and more profound
inspirational art intended to enhance sustainability and lift the
spirit of all. We have lived sustainability here for 40 years as
research and demonstration for the sake of the future of humanity
and nature. The Farm is not for profit. We have practiced "no
till" for the last 13 years. Some areas are evolving into forms
of permaculture that might better be called "tending nature" or a
"Food Savannah". Less and less is done that intrudes upon nature,
while encouraging nature to produce food with and for us while
achieving an ecological balance. What is here? Organic gardens,
fruit/nut orchards, berries, and grapes. Passive solar
construction and natural buildings, ponds, greenhouses,
alternative energy and good people creating a very unique
sustainable living education center. Do see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Many wonderful people have helped with farm
projects from our unique gardening style to farm maintenance,
natural building, welding, painting, sculptures, mosaics, etc. in
exchange for their stay on the farm. There is a great deal you
can learn here. We offer room and a food stipend. While always
needing to cover farm demands we do our best to incorporate your
skills and special gifts into our project selection. You will be
part of the Farm Family while here and hopefully for long beyond
your stay. We look particularly for very long stays....family
forever! Please email us if you are interested in volunteering.
Tell us about yourself, age, experience, interests, and time
available. Volunteers are chosen based on their skills and
experience, length of time available to help, as well as freedom
from drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. We practice tolerance and
support for differences of race, spirituality, and sexual
choices. Our farm is always producing food (sometimes way too
abundantly) and natural buildings, but our focus is in serving
higher purposes altogether with all we do. Playful, happy, and
inspirational art are always in progress as a sign of this
orientation. We have much to do here. Helping hands and hearts
are a huge addition to the good we can do here. But we also have
a massive amount of practical knowledge to offer you. We hope you
want to learn ways that can help your future and the world`s at
the same time. Come gain means to transform your life and the
world! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED in Tulelake, California, located 45 miles
south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. If you like peace, quiet and
solitude, and have general maintenance skills, this is the place
for you. I’m looking for a financially stable and responsible
person or couple to live full-time on my ranch in exchange for
watching over the ranch when I’m away and helping with general
maintenance and running of the ranch. If you have animals bring
them along, such as dogs (on approval), horses (corral, stalls
and free grazing available), goats, chickens, etc. Requirements:
a non-smoker, absolutely no drug and/or alcohol abuse, bring your
own RV or trailer, a cell phone, a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive
vehicle, and be physically fit to work on a ranch. I’m
offering: free covered RV space with full hook-ups including
water, trash, sewer, up to $100 towards electricity per month,
internet, a fenced yard, and $200 per month compensation from
October 1st through March 1st while I'm away. You will be
responsible for propane, maintaining your yard area (i.e. water,
mow, rake, etc.), helping with the care of the orchard and bees,
check water for cows, helping with general clean-up, have
knowledge of electricity and plumbing, and taking care of your
own animals. A background check will be required (at your
expense). For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(No emails or texts). Thanks.

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed on a private property in
Livermore, CA. Responsibilities will include full responsibility
for ranch maintenance, keeping the grounds and buildings and
facilities exceptionally maintained and clean, providing
exceptional customer service/support for the property owner, his
family and their guests, ensuring that efficient systems
(electrical, irrigation, plumbing, etc.) are functioning well,
and ranch improvement and construction projects to be done.
Salary depends on experience and housing is offered. To apply,
please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a caretaker couple for long-term
employment. This is a live in position, with housing provided.
The caretaker house, rental cabin and retreat center are off grid
with solar and generator power. There are septic and water
systems and access by dirt road. The gas is propane. The
caretaker's house is a three bedroom, 2½ bathroom, with a master
bedroom, laundry, garage, yard, cell phone booster and internet.
There is a 4x4 truck for work use. Duties: Caretaker #1 (a
salaried position) assist and supervise two to three part-time
employees with cleaning and maintenance. Interact with renters
and neighbors, and work closely with the Company Manager.
Caretaker #2 (an hourly position) equipment and vehicle upkeep,
emergency weather upkeep, including road repair, as needed.
Maintaining solar and generator systems. Maintenance and repair
as needed on the property. Hours: Caretaker #1 will be roughly 20
hours weekly. Caretaker #2 will be two to four hours per week.
Requirements: possess US Citizens or green card, do a background
check, and credit check, have a driver's license, bank account,
references, your own vehicles, tools, be in good health, and one
caretaker able to pick up and carry 50 lbs. Should be comfortable
with mountain environment/outdoors, tools and equipment operation
and working with others. Salary will be dependent upon
experience. Includes housing, and monthly pay for Caretaker 1.
Bi-weekly hourly pay for Caretaker 2. Hiring may be delayed due
to COVID but please feel free to your cover letter, salary
expectations and resume now to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GRAZING ASSISTANCE HELP NEEDED at a Regenerative Farm. We are
building a 130-acre regenerative farm in Rescue, California. We
are looking for someone to assist with establishing rotational
grazing of cows, goats and sheep. Part-time to full-time for a
few months or years or part-time contract consulting. Housing
available. Must have experience with grazing animals. Ideally,
you will have a shepherd dog. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BEAUTIFUL HUMBOLDT RANCH is seeking a mature, financially
independent, on-site caretaker. This is a non-salaried position,
however a small stipend is available. This is a rare opportunity
for the right individual to live peacefully "off the grid" in a
secluded, tranquil setting in the middle of beautiful redwoods
along the Lower Klamath River. The job requires approximately 15
hours of service per week - mowing, pruning, gardening, etc. We
are seeking a person who cherishes their privacy and solitude as
much as we do. The person must be: non-smoking; no drugs; pass a
background check; computer skills would be greatly appreciated;
most importantly, no drama. We will provide very modest free
housing; all utilities; high speed internet and best of all -
seclusion and peace. If interested in learning more please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER to watch over a gold mining property and
private access fly fishing and game preserve in Foresthill, CA.
We will provide housing. This is a non-paying position with
opportunities for you to earn an income from various activities.
You can earn money helping out with advertising photo shoots and
movies and other activities, but it would be wise to have a
second source of income. The property covers five miles on both
sides of the Middle Fork of the American River above Sacramento
in the foothills. Our roads are the only access. It is a former
gold mining property with a pristine river running through it. As
the caretaker you will be responsible for security. This will
require considerable hiking and security experience. This is an
incredible opportunity to live on one of the most beautiful
rivers in California. We are in the process of upgrading the
facilities. Living quarters need to be upgraded as they would be
described as rustic off grid. We want to install solar and a
tank-less water heater, as well as, remodel the structure to
create an additional bedroom and living space. Please consider
living in these conditions until you have completed these
projects. You will also need to oversee the roads and campground,
landscaping, including tree trimming along the roads. Maintenance
and handyman skills are desirable, including plumbing, electrical
and carpentry experience. To apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and send your message via the Contact Tab at
the top of the website. Thanks.

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Three Rivers, CA, near Sequoia National
Park. Full-time caretaker position is for a 160 acre, off-grid
ranch starting in June. Must be a non-smoker, dependable and
clean. Ole Bear Ranch lies at the base of Sequoia Park and
Mineral King. Duties will include: pasture irrigation, irrigation
repairs, mowing, dirt road and barb-wire fence maintenance
(cattle do most of the mowing). Basic knowledge of plumbing and
electrical, propane (solar/P.V.) systems a plus. Included are a
monthly stipend and caretaker cabin with wood heat, propane
stove, small refrigerator and bathroom. To apply, please forward
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a property in Santa Margarita,
California (San Luis Obispo County). The ideal person would live
close by and come to the property to perform the duties three or
four times a week. A mature and responsible person is preferred
who has previous caretaking experience. Responsibilities include
keeping the property clean, gardening, basic handyman duties and
keeping the property secure.  Must be healthy, able to work alone
and with others, follow directions and have excellent
communication skills. Must be able to operate gardening tools,
(weed trimmer, chainsaw, blower, etc.). Please mail your resume
and references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
include your telephone and email address. We will give more
specific information when we reply. Thanks.

CARIBBEAN

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON INDIVIDUAL/COUPLE NEEDED to help at a
beautiful family owned 80 acre historic Caribbean plantation,
retreat center and eco-tourism site with six guest cottages and
organic garden, adjoining two small beaches. The property is
located in Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. Background in
maintenance and construction preferred, and/or gardening,
Innkeeping, and cooking. This is a volunteer position (room and
board), with flexible dates between May and November every year;
six weeks - six months. Small stipend or profit sharing
negotiable. Stunning location with lots to do nearby; hiking,
snorkeling, hot springs, kite surfing, and horseback riding. To
learn more and to contact us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are looking for a superb individual or
couple to come out to the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains
and work at our colorful, funky, and fun hostel this coming
winter season. Mingle with guests from around the world, learn
the in's and out's of a small business, and enjoy the endless
activities that surround this beautiful area. Daily tasks will
include: checking in guests, detail oriented cleaning and bed
making, taking reservations, laundry, and answering phone calls.
A commitment of at least one month is preferred, however, longer
stays are an option. In return, we offer a comfortable place for
you to stay, time off when you want it and the opportunity to
make new friends every day! The hostel includes a large communal
kitchen, living space, private and shared rooms, multiple
bathrooms and of course, a large costume closet. Outside we have
yard games, BBQ, fire pit, hammocks, bikes, and gardens for
everyone to enjoy. The area we live in is exceptionally beautiful
and loaded with world class biking, climbing, rafting, hiking,
and skiing. We are truly "a bed between adventures". If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager for our 300 acres near Lake City,
Colorado. Includes three large dwellings, a large workshop and
barn, and two irrigated pastures. A combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience required.
Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required.
Road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture with large
irrigation system. General household maintenance and cleaning.
Looking for a self-starter and someone with initiative. Benefits
package available. Full-time housing available on ranch.
References required. Salary based on experience. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email only, as we are
not taking calls at this time.

PROPERTY AND RANCH MANAGER NEEDED. A busy private family seeks to
hire a local, versatile professional for the newly created role
of Property and Ranch Manager for their large working ranch
property outside of Granby, CO. To be considered for this role,
you should have great property management and communication
skills, have worked managing extensive rural/ranch properties,
and be comfortable moving between the family’s residence, a
cattle barn, and your office; the family values flexibility,
versatility, and accountability. Additional knowledge of wildlife
management, conservation, land rotation, municipal regulations
for hunting/fishing, and water rights needed. The family is based
in Chicago and uses this Colorado property with their children
and grandchildren approximately two months each year. The primary
responsibilities for the Property and Ranch Manager will include
stepping into a leadership role for the other staff on the ranch,
ensuring property maintenance and upkeep of all residences and
outbuildings on the extensive grounds, and liaising with the
principals and the family office on projects, budgets, and
capital improvements. Good writing and tech skills needed. The
family also values their privacy – discretion is highly
important for the successful candidate. Compensation of $100,000
to $150,000 offered, depending on experience, with a great
benefits package (health coverage, paid time off, retirement
plan, etc.). Live-on accommodations are available on the property
if needed; relocation assistance offered. If you have worked on a
large private ranch or rural estate and have the right mix of
operational, maintenance, and management skills to be successful,
please apply for consideration. Initial interviews will be
conducted via videoconference. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local candidates only.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.

COLORADO HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed. Seeking to fill a
full-time, long-term housekeeper position/part-time caretaker
position on a 300 acre Colorado Springs area horse property.
Couples considered/desired if spouse anticipates primary
employment off property, as this essentially a one person job.
Competitive salary paid for the housekeeping position with
benefits available to either an individual or couple. Stand-alone
housing on property with utilities included. Responsibilities are
routine housekeeping for a 6,000 square foot residence
(experience required) and horse care/feeding (eight horses,
experience desired). Must also enjoy dogs and caretake animals
and property when owners travel. Background check and verifiable
references required. Compatible animals welcome. Anticipated hire
by June/July 2020 following phone interviews and on-site visits.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional details.

CONNECTICUT

LIVE-IN CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE at a Greenwich Estate. This
couple with adult children and two dogs is looking to hire an
experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee their large property in
Greenwich, Connecticut. The position is year-round, live-in at
the separate guest house. This job requires someone who is
flexible, resourceful, who has handled a job like this before,
can maintain machinery and buildings, mow the grass and trim the
hedges, keep the pool clean, can interface with vendors, fix
things inside and outside the house, and do some landscaping.
Must be flexible to work weekends if needed. Salary will depend
on experience. To apply, please send your professional caretaker
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 15 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.

ENGLAND 

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed in the Essex Countryside. This is a
constant occupation when I am absent travelling: one to two days
per week. Requires grounds care in the summer. Applicants must be
a strong, fit, non-smoking person with your own car. Garden
machine maintenance and experience required. Must be solvent and
not looking for outside work, a little part-time paid work is
possible (driving, building, maintenance, etc.) depending on
experience. Please apply for further information by phoning Roy
on 01621 741233 or mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London, Hampstead. Our client,
with a large six bedroom residence in Hampstead, is looking for a
domestic couple to start ASAP.  The client does not live
permanently in London and is currently not often in residence.
The ideal couple should, therefore, be flexible with their time
as when he comes into residence it will be full on - when he
leaves, time can be taken back. The client is only in residence
around 20% of the year. The role of the couple, when he is not in
residence, is to very much take care of the property and ensure
it is in a ready state for his return. When he is in residence,
the couple will be undertaking all duties including housekeeping,
house management, driving, and some occasional cooking. The ideal
couple would have had prior experience working in a similar
setting. Duties will include hands-on housekeeping; laundry and
care of fine fabrics; care of wardrobe, packing and unpacking;
informal service when he is in residence; driving of the client;
running of errands; management of contractors and maintenance;
and some occasional meal preparation/light cooking. The client
may also need some help dressing/undressing, and this will be the
role of the male part of the couple, so you must be comfortable
with this element. Hours will be Monday to Friday, 9.00am -
5.00pm but you will need to be flexible to work longer hours when
the client is in residence. Two rooms and a private bathroom
within the residence will be provided as accommodation.  When the
client is not in residence the couple will be able to use the
residence including the sitting rooms and kitchen as their own,
within reason. Parking is available and extra storage can be
provided for any other items in garages/outbuildings. The salary
will be £50,000 - £60,000 gross per annum. To apply, please
email your resume and salary expectations to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
in the Subject Line.

FLORIDA

LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY CARETAKER COUPLE in beautiful Tarpon
Springs, Florida. The job requires 40 hours a week for the male
and 20 hours a week for the female. If clock watchers, this job
will not work for you. The main house and barn (garage) duties
are on a daily/weekly basis. The couple will maintain the Estate
home, lawn, and all equipment. Some of the male duties, but not
limited to, will include lawn care, flower beds, weed eating,
carpentry, some plumbing, motorcycle, ATVs, provost bus and
limousine. Vehicles will be cleaned, always fueled and ready for
use. Mechanical ability is a must. Will occasionally drive the
limo. Must have a valid driver’s license. Some of the female
duties will include but not limited to, all housekeeping,
ironing, help with cooking for large dinners, parties, etc.
Tidying up the kitchen each morning. Taking care of two Golden
Retrievers. Helping with the Grandchildren to and from school,
some after school, etc. This is done when the employers are out
of town. A little green thumb is also helpful. Run errands. The
couple will live in a 1,200 sq. ft. two bedroom, one bath
apartment over the barn (garage), on the water (very nice,
apartment comes with most essential furniture) valued at $1,500
plus all utilities, furnished, internet, cable TV, electric gas,
water, sewer and trash. Valued at $500 monthly. A $100 month gas
allowance will be provided, plus $1,600 a month financial
compensation for a monthly total of $3,700. This compensation
package totals $44,400 annually. Plus, a lot of fringe benefits.
That is $15 per hour of time worked. Pets are evaluated on a
case-by-case basis. No children please. Please submit photos for
out of state applicants we will do a FaceTime/Skype 1st
interview. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

AN EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a historical, private
Chateau in Northern France. Must speak fluent French and English.
Duties will include housekeeping, laundry, simple cooking,
informal service, basic handyman duties; maintenance, changing
light bulbs etc., driving the principal; airport pick-ups, and
running errands. Candidates must have a minimum of five years’
experience working as a domestic couple within private
households. Must be polite, calm, and be efficient with a warm
nature. Excellent references and DBS check required. Must have a
full, clean, and valid driving license. The working hours will be
eight hours a day, five days a week, and are flexible when the
Principal is in residence. Accommodation is a newly renovated two
bedroom house, and 4,000 euros net per week. Please apply with
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GARDENERS AND HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Normandy, France. Responsible
persons with good people skills wanted Spring through to Autumn
on a beautiful private property. Duties include weeding, mowing,
harvesting, line trimming, pruning, cleaning, and laundry.
Knowledge of wood cutting and general handyman skills a plus. Car
share available. Living quarters provided in the chateau.
Requires 15 - 20 hours per week gardening and/or domestics in
exchange for board and food. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

SEEKING ONE COUPLE TO BE FARM STEWARDS on our
regenerative/permaculture farm and retreat. The ideal candidates
are honest, self-motivated, organized, enjoy hard work and
learning, and have farming experience. Candidates with
carpentry/building skills are highly encouraged to apply. Massage
therapists and yoga instructors have an opportunity for
additional income through our retreat wellness program. This is
an opportunity to grow, learn and be immersed in an established
farm and community. The exchange is for about a total of 30 - 40
hours/week, depending on skill set and experience. The situation
includes rent, utilities and a share of farm food, as well as the
opportunity to cultivate entrepreneurial agricultural projects.
For more information about us, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to receive an application.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED for the Environmentally Aware and Trash
Hunting project from August 24 to September 1.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Volunteers will be working with The Blue
Army, an organization dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning;
Sea Shepherd Iceland, an organization dedicated to defend,
conserve and protect the oceans; with Whales of Iceland, an
exhibition of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at
educating about their lives and human impact on their existence,
and SORPA the organization in charge of waste collection and
management in the Reykjavik area. As a hands-on volunteering
activity day, included also in this camp is a day trip combining
a guided tour to the Hellisheioi Power Station, a trash hunt in
the Blue Mountains area; and the Hot River hike, a hike up a
valley filled with hot springs where one can bathe. This camp
combines learning, sharing, hands-on work and having fun. No
previous experience is needed. Participants should be ready to
spend time outdoors walking medium distances during the
clean-ups, as during other activities and sightseeing.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing
machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration
for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping
bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers
will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking
and cleaning. Please note the food XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides
will be vegetarian. For more information, and to learn more,
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SUMMER 2020 DUDE RANCH JOBS AVAILABLE – wranglers,
housekeeping/serving, ranch hand, and kitchen help needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in
Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm
western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the
last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share
that with others. We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect
People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve
that mission, we need an excellent team that values
professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their
work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can
grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to
work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch
(as well as our horses, of course)! We are currently looking to
add more amazing team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season.
Current open positions include: Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Prep
Cook and Baker, Hospitality Crew, Wranglers, Ranch Hands, Massage
Therapist, Bartender, and Nanny. We offer a healthy working
environment, free employee housing and meals five days a week
(plus leftovers), competitive wages, a season end completion
bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities our guests
enjoy! It will be a summer you will never forget, not to mention
you'll be surrounded by beautiful country and good people. We are
currently accepting applicants who are awesome, drug free, not
grumpy, and can lift 50 pounds. For more information and to
apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in: 
-Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
-Mechanical/Machinery skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
-Handyman skills
-Livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals)
-Construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.)
-Event planning like weddings
In exchange, you will be provided with a house (separate from the
main residence), free utilities/rent, use of a vehicle, and use
of any facilities on the property. Quality of life - living the
dream. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN

HELP NEEDED. I've traveled around the world for nine years and
been to 92 countries so far. I came back to Japan in 2018 and
started a backpacker's hostel and English class for Japanese
locals in my house. The house is surrounded by mountains
(including Michelin 3 star Mt Takao), with many small rivers,
beautiful hot springs and the Sagami lake. The river right next
to my house is so beautiful! And you can swim in there in the
summer. I am an hour away from Japan's biggest downtown,
Shinjuku. I need your help to maintain the hostel and teach
English to my Japanese students. You don't have to be from a
native English speaking country. More importantly, you have to
have patience to speak slowly and clearly. Hours expected to work
depend on the day. When it’s busy, we usually work from around
10am to 3pm, preparing the room for coming guests. The work
involves cleaning the rooms, and keeping the house clean. If you
have any suggestions or ideas for my hostel, they are most
welcome. And in the evening, we have free conversation in the
English Class for 40 to 80 minutes. When it's not busy, you just
need to maintain the house for a few hours. You have one day off
each week. I was a professional boxer before, so I conduct a free
boxing training program in the morning if you’re interested.
You can join anytime you want! I can cover your housing and food
cost. We basically cook together (I'm not good chef though...
sorry...). If you’re in the area, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we can meet up. Thanks.

KANSAS 

CARETAKER/RURAL FARMSTEAD APPRENTICE WANTED in north-central
Kansas. Isolated country living awaits the outdoor enthusiast.
Offering rustic five acre homestead with house, barn,
outbuildings, fruit trees, and brambles, panoramas in exchange
for windbreak maintenance and property improvements. Equipment
available for tillage, carpentry, chickens, apiculture,
aquaculture, critters. Long-term applicants preferred, tell me of
your interest to live on and renovate a High Plains throwback.
Organic preferred, but surrounded by conventional. Lots of birds,
wind, things to do, easy social distancing. Close to Rock City.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

WILL TRADE HOUSING for the upkeep of my property near Ocean City.
I have a mobile home on two acres on a country road. It is very
secluded with a chicken farm on one side, state forest on
another, and a 14-acre pond on the third. I would like to find
someone who is interested in trading cheap living for helping to
keep the place up. I would like to find a single person (male or
female) or a couple who would enjoy country living. They would
have a one bedroom, with living room, kitchen, bath, and large
deck. Propane heat is used here. The place is 800 feet off the
road in the woods with two wells and a septic. It’s very
private. I will help as much as I can: I will rototill the garden
and help haul in manure, supply paint and whatever other supplies
are needed for the mobile home. You can have a dozen or so
chickens and a few hogs or goats. No pets or children allowed. If
you’re interested, please send an email message to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Maryland Property” in the
Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

There’s No Place Like Home
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Travel, food, beer, wine and classic cars 
Quote: “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph
Waldo Emerson

Cheryl and Mike

	Las Vegas is a pretty economical place to live…..if you
don’t gamble.  Low property taxes, no state income tax, and two
for one buffet.  But I didn’t want to stay in the desert when
it was time to retire from a career in law enforcement so my
husband Mike and I started researching places outside of the
United States where our retirement dollars would go far. We had
heard so many wonderful things about Costa Rica. No standing
army, great relations with the USA, 98% literacy rate and good
exchange rate, not to mention thriving rain forests and beautiful
beaches. We took an eight-day vacation there and did the basic
tourist things. Flew into San Jose, visited Manuel Antonio State
Park, the Arenal and Poas volcanoes, and even looked at a house
for sale in Escazu.  
	The country was nice enough that we answered an ad in The
Caretaker Gazette for a three-month house and pet sitting
assignment in rural northern Costa Rica. The property, owned by
an American couple, consisted of about six acres with several
ponds where the owner was raising Tilapia. There was also a great
Black Lab. Three months was a wonderful amount of time to meet
local expats who helped us find great hidden eateries, local
festivities, and gave us valuable information about where to shop
and find a dentist or chiropractor or an internet cafe where one
could make cheap international phone calls. 
	You can use Google Earth where you are hoping to stay. Had we
done that, we might have seen that the one-mile road to the main
road from our property was dirt and gravel and at a winding 12%
grade. I can do a mile on flat pavement in an easy fifteen
minutes. That mile took us an hour with usually three stops to
clutch our chests, gasp for air and consider calling a cab for
the last quarter mile. Are you in shape for the climate and
altitude in which you will be living? We had permission from the
owner to use the small pick-up truck to take the dog into town
for weekly veterinary checkups. 
	There are lots of bugs in the tropics. Know what you want to use
to repel them. I tried to make a healthy version of repellant
that included witch hazel and vinegar but couldn’t stand the
smell of myself and ended up using Off or something else with
Deet in it. We had also read that C.R. has a large number of
small poisonous snakes in the viper family. We encountered five
during our three months. One in town and another four on the
property we were watching. I would recommend a small snake bite
kit for areas like that and know where your nearest hospital is
located. Not all medical insurance plans will cover you out of
state but we found that temporary travel medical insurance is
very affordable and a peace-of-mind investment.
	Another assignment we took through The Caretaker Gazette was in
Ireland, about 45 minutes west of Dublin. It was during the
winter. Our hosts wanted to spend a month in a warmer clime and
we watched their property and two small rescue dogs. When we
asked about local transportation, they requested we send a copy
of our drivers’ licenses and they had us temporarily added to
their auto insurance policy. Thus, we had unlimited use of one of
two vehicles at no cost other than fuel. If you are on a tight
budget be prepared for unexpected costs. The first time we pulled
into a gas station to fill a tank I was happily surprised to see
fuel at $1.25 a gallon. Upon closer inspection we realized that
the fuel listing was per liter… and in Euros. At the time we
were there it equaled about $6.50 a gallon in dollars. Don’t
take too many credit cards and let the bank of those cards know
where and when you will be travelling. I did not and my American
Express card was frozen at a gift shop in a tourist area of
Ireland. They let me use their phone to call AmEx customer
service to authorize the charge and convince them that my card
was not stolen and that I was indeed in Ireland. Know the answers
to your security questions for each card. And many foreign banks
partner with U.S. banks so that you can use your ATM debit card
to withdraw local currency with no transaction fees. Your
bank’s website can identify those cooperating institutions and
save you some cash. Either way, we found using ATM machines was a
cheaper way to get local cash than going to a currency exchange
office. And by the way, Ireland is extremely cold in the winter.
If your country uses Celsius instead of Fahrenheit you might want
to familiarize yourself with the conversion or keep a cheat sheet
so as to dress comfortably for your day. We took adequate winter
weather clothing but were surprised at the cost of heating our
hosts’ house. We used wood, coal and peat for the fireplace in
the main living area as it was cheaper than heating the entire
house with the radiator system which heated with fuel oil.
Heating oil was very expensive during the time we were there and
was an unexpected expense.

View of Costa Rica property with the Black Lab

A rainy day on the Costa Rica property

We had agreed to cover the heating oil cost with our hosts before
taking the assignment again the following year. Yes, we did two
Irish winters in a row because the whole experience was so nice
for both us and our hosts that we were invited back.
              Northern Patagonia in Southern Chile was our best
house and pet sitting assignment.
              The Gazette ad read:
CHILE

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED from May to August, for a farm in southern
Chile, near the village of Villarrica. It is a very nice property
with 150 acres and views of the volcano Villarrica. The farmhouse
is located in the middle of a very beautiful farm landscape with
old trees and a small river. A very friendly dog is watching the
farm. There are no more animals. Two employees are working daily
on the farm and my brother-in-law lives only 12 miles away to
help if there would be any problems. We are looking for a nice
and reliable housesitting couple who would love to stay the
wintertime in Chile. The nature is beautiful, the volcano is a
very famous skiing region and there are nice hot springs around
Lake Villarrica and the region is really attractive for tourists.
We are looking for non-smokers, retirees, older than 50 years
with a driver’s license. 
	We were about 20 minutes outside of Villarrica, Chile.  After we
landed in Santiago, we had the option of flying into the
neighboring city of Valdivia ($150.00) and taking a local
30-minute bus ride to Villarrica or taking a 10-hour sleeper bus
from Santiago ($11.00) and a chance to see the country. The
sleeper bus was clean, comfortable and included a continental
breakfast! Our host spoke German and some Spanish. We spoke
English and some Spanish. We got by. We stayed in a German built
home, with the use of a nice SUV, and surrounded by 150 acres of
hazelnut trees that were maintained by a staff who also cut
firewood for us for use in the house. We had only to care for two
cats and a wonderful Great Dane and enjoy the beauty and
civilization of Chile. Food was plentiful, inexpensive, and of
great quality in both grocery stores and in restaurants. The
infrastructure is top notch. Very little English was spoken by
the locals but we encountered a large northern European expat
community that all spoke better English than most of my friends.
The entire country is prone to earthquakes but the government
knows it and has an emergency response program that works. Daily
tremors became unnoticeable. If you have a phobia, research your
destination so it doesn’t ruin your experience.
Chile-seismophobia (earthquakes); Costa Rica-Ophidiophobia
(snakes); Ireland-I can’t find a word for fear of sheep, beer,
or River Dancing
	We found that most people are looking for a property/pet sitter
at times that they don’t want to be on their property. In the
case of Ireland, it was very cold. In Costa Rica it was very hot
and humid and rainy. Southern Chile was also very cold because
remember, the seasons are reversed when you venture south of the
equator. But for us, it was the best time to experience these
countries. Because if you enjoy the country even during their
“worst” time of year, think of how much more amazing it will
be during peak season. 
	While looking for international destinations, we always kept an
eye out for options within the United States. We found some
states that are very attractive for retirees. More than ten
states have no state income tax, like Washington, saving anywhere
from 6% to 9% of your retirement income depending on the
state’s tax structure. Other states, like Oregon, have no state
sales tax. Property taxes vary greatly from state to state and
from county to county within those states. Oregon property taxes
are very high, probably to offset the lack of sales tax. 
Definitely do your research and rent before buying. The rule of
thumb in Vegas was, if you can handle three summers, you will be
alright with the incredible heat. The famous tag line is “but
it’s a dry heat”. Still, 118 degrees in the shade is
dangerously hot if you’re outside for any length of time. The
state of Washington piqued our interest with several
characteristics.  Fairly moderate climate, no state income tax,
easy traveling distance to rivers, ocean and mountains and an
abundance of natural beauty.  
	When an ad appeared in The Caretaker Gazette for a property
caretaker position on the Olympic Peninsula, we answered it. The
property hosts vetted us thoroughly and we even flew up at our
own expense to be interviewed and meet them and see the property.
We had a list of easy chores, some on a schedule and others at
our leisure. We also had time to explore the area often. We still
think about Chile a lot. If for any reason we were to leave the
Pacific Northwest that’s where we would head. Perhaps by
answering another ad in The Caretaker Gazette. 
	Experiencing a possible retirement destination through house and
pet sitting has been indescribably rewarding. It has made travel
that would have been otherwise, unaffordable, possible and
enriched our lives with new friends and experiences. Remember,
life is a journey, not a destination. Warm regards and safe
travels.

Cheryl and Mike with their favorite Costa Rican waiter

MEXICO

SHELTER IN PARADISE! Seeking caretaker(s) for a ranch near a
spectacular beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Comfortable
housing, internet, dipping pool with ocean view and food stipend
in exchange for two to three hours per day maintenance, light
animal care and yard work. Mid-June through mid-October
commitment with longer-term situation possible. Candidate(s) must
be intermediate or higher Spanish, very comfortable in nature,
and passionate about sustainability. Experience with ranch life
or Latin America a plus. References required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

SEEKING A DOMESTIC CARETAKER OR COUPLE in the Traverse City,
Michigan area (local candidates only). This is a great immediate
opportunity for an experienced housekeeper or domestic couple to
maintain a large, family vacation home. This is a very hands-on
position which involves housekeeping, laundry, running errands,
driving and supervising vendors/contractors. Must also be able to
do heavy lifting, basic handyman skills and safely operate a
boat/jet ski, split firewood, etc. The caretaker/couple must have
a very friendly yet professional, service-oriented demeanor to
accommodate the family and many guests. The ideal candidate(s)
has held a similar role in a large family estate, bed &
breakfast, lodge/resort or hotel. The principals are seeking a
candidate(s) already living close to the Traverse City area. This
is a live-out, year-round salaried position: responsibilities
will be very minimal during the winter season except when the
principals are in residence. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a full-time, hospitality associate for
a live-work opportunity along Michigan’s uniquely beautiful Art
Coast. We approach our work using a team model which demands
active participation in all aspects of hospitality. The ideal
candidate will be a self-motivated, independent problem solver
with a “can do” attitude. He/She will be flexible,
supportive, and maintain a patient, positive attitude with
co-workers and guests alike. The candidate must possess the
following attributes: exceptional organizational skills, extreme
attention to detail, the ability to communicate efficiently,
effective multi-tasking capabilities, and a natural ability and
desire to converse with guests. This person must have experience
overseeing day-to-day operations and be comfortable performing
all tasks associated with running a bed and breakfast, Inn, or
boutique hotel: including, but not limited to cooking breakfast,
housekeeping, laundry, reservation system and phone experience,
check-out/in procedures, on-call duties, light
maintenance/landscaping tasks, and inventory management.
Qualified candidates, please email your cover letter and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

A SMALL SHEEP RANCH in northern Montana offers hands-on-learning
experiences. We run about 75 head of ewes for wool and lamb
crops. There is need for sheep herding help in the summer,
lambing help during February through April in particular.
Shipping is in August. But internships accepted all year. No pay
involved. Other ranch activities include plantings for wildlife,
fencing, farming, gardening and landscaping, building and
repairs. Besides sheep, ranch animals include horses and goats. I
would welcome helpers who have some skills in carpentry,
construction, painting, driving tractors, fencing - or who want
to learn. Several projects are lined up that would give a variety
of experiences. Summer and fall are wonderful times to spend in
this area as time off to see Glacier Park and rodeos, fairs,
other events are easily scheduled. For more information, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOW ABOUT A FUN SUMMER JOB meeting new people and living in the
mountains? JJJ Wilderness Ranch is a family-owned and operated
guest ranch on the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front. We are
seeking a mature, outgoing individual with a ready smile,
willingness to work hard, have fun, and a love of the outdoors
and people. This position works in both housekeeping and the
kitchen. Duties include cleaning cabins, lodge, and public areas,
occasional yard work, or working in the gift shop. Kitchen duties
include setting up the dining room, serving and cleanup. It is a
very team-oriented position in a fun work environment. Excellent
customer service skills required. As with most dude ranches, we
compensate you in several ways. You will receive full room and
board, a monthly salary, gratuities, and the opportunity to work
and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please forward your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CARETAKER(S) for our resort in Cameron, MT
that has 10 cabins and nine RV sites. We manage most of the
day-to-day operations but we are looking for someone to clean,
coordinate guests and keep an eye on the place when we are gone.
We can provide a cabin or you can bring your own RV. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOROCCO

LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed in Marrakech. Our clients, with a
large residence in Marrekech, are actively searching for an
experienced House Manager or Management Couple. The clients have
their main residence in London. Although this is a second
residence it is fully staffed, therefore, the House Manager must
be experienced in managing a staff team of at least 20 people.
Must speak English and French, and Arabic is desirable. The ideal
candidate must have at least five years' experience working in a
senior capacity. Duties will include planning, coordinating and
organizing events; managing the household calendars and
schedules; supervising home maintenance projects; dealing with
contractors; recruiting and managing the household staff. Working
hours are longer when the client is in residence. Working hours
will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 6.00pm, and a flexible
schedule for longer hours when they are in residence. To apply,
please email your resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

NEPAL

VOLUNTEER HELP needed in Chandrawati village, in Bhanu district,
close to Durme. Chundi Multipurpose Farm is an organic family
farm where you can work with plants, animals, birds, chickens,
fish and organic medicines. We need help to demonstrate our
organic agriculture and livestock to the community people for a
sustainable livelihood. We have started a school for the
education facility and another health facility. Mr. Lokdip Dhakal
has a Graduate Master degree from the Future Generations
University USA program in Applied Community Change. This is the
way to change the community to their sustainable livelihood. Mr.
Lokdip Dhakal wants to train people in agriculture and other
fields with national and international trainers and friends with
the help of volunteers. The important thing for volunteers is
they are part of our family and we can provide them free food and
accommodation. Volunteers won’t be charged. We will provide
what we eat and where we sleep, so don't feel odd, as we are one
big family. To learn more and see photos, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

HORSE CARETAKER AND GROUNDSKEEPER WANTED. Seeking a long-term,
part-time horse caretaker and groundskeeper for a 17-acre, gated
property in Carson Valley, NV. Experience with horses required
for the handling of two horses. Work an average of 24 hours/week
in exchange for rent plus utilities, and a furnished apartment
above the barn. Duties include morning feeding, grooming, turnout
of the horses, barn/stall cleaning, pasture water, pasture
maintenance, and arena grooming. Hourly pay for the maintenance
of non-landscaped grass with brush hog, weed control, drip system
maintenance, flood irrigation assistance, and other odd jobs, and
caretaking the property and horses for the owners while they are
out of town. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and move 100 lb. bales
of hay. References will be required. Non-smokers only. No drug
use or alcohol problems. This is an ideal position for a
physically fit gentleman who may have other income sources and
wants to keep active. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CO-INNKEEPER – Boutique Bed and Breakfast with 20 rooms/units
in North Conway, NH is currently seeking a year-round full-time
co-Innkeeper. Breakfast service, front desk, concierge duties,
kitchen duties, cooking, laundry, housekeeping and other duties
as assigned. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated,
organized, and detailed oriented. As co-Innkeeper, you will
provide a positive impression to our guests and provide excellent
customer service and ensure our high service and cleanliness
standards are met. You should enjoy solving problems, and be able
to handle email, a reservation system and computers confidently.
Prior relevant experience is preferred. The position will be
live-in, and will require immense flexibility with hours, 24/7
guest response, the working of weekends and holidays and have the
physical stamina to perform the duties of their position.  Salary
based on experience and includes housing and utilities. Please
email a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from August 1
through August 30. 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 almost the entire month of
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.

NEW YORK

SEASONAL HOUSE MANAGER needed. Are you a Chief Steward/Stewardess
looking to transition to a land-based position? A busy family
with a significant Southampton residence is looking to hire a
superb Seasonal House Manager with exceptional experience in the
operation of a fine home, in managing and supervising household
staff, and with entertaining. This is a full-time annual
opportunity during the season, from the start of April through
the end of September, and will be available each year for the
right candidate. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and
structured, have exceptional front-of-the-house skills, and be a
hands-on team player. High-end event experience and proficiency
with household technology needed. Generally, the House Manager
will work five days a week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.
Excellent compensation commensurate with experience offered;
accommodation available if required. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local candidates only.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.

NEW ZEALAND

WAIHEKE ISLAND CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION is available on Waiheke
Island. A physically active couple are sought for the position of
joint caretakers on a private Waiheke Island property. The joint
roles include maintenance of lawns, pathways, ponds, gardens,
buildings and other structures plus cleaning of domestic
dwellings and a guest accommodation cottage. The main attributes
sought are: fitness (there is a lot of grass slashing, gravel
path maintenance, clearing fallen trees, weed spraying, house and
roof painting, gardening, etc.); health and safety (it’s
important to follow all H&S requirements of working with
machinery and occasional work on scaffolding); practical (it is
important to have some practical building maintenance and repair
skills); personality (need to have the ability to work alongside
the owners and be adaptable to change. Good communication skills
required for dealing with visitors). An annual salary plus a
small two bedroom cottage located on the property comprise the
remuneration package. The cottage is not suitable for children.
Applicants must have an AWD or 4WD vehicle. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applications will close when a
suitable couple is found.

HOSTEL HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Nelson, on the South Island. Our
clean spacious central Nelson hostel needs you! Are you in Nelson
now (or arriving soon) and thinking of staying in our sunny town
for a month or two? We will soon need two happy helpers to work
with us around the hostel to keep our super clean backpackers in
tip-top condition. The work is an easy 2.25 hours each day and we
provide you with a nice place to stay in the middle of town,
close to everything Nelson is famous for. You will work five
shifts each week and have two full days off to get out and
explore Nelson and the region and we can even get you discounts
on tours and activities in the Abel Tasman for your days off. The
work is straightforward and easy to learn. If you would like to
know more please phone us so and we can arrange to meet. We look
forward to meeting you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WORK FOR ACCOMMODATION. Must be ready to start immediately. Some
Housekeeping experience is preferable. Shared accommodation
provided with power and Wi-Fi included for two hours of work for
six days per week. Should have a valid Visa (Working Holiday
Visa, or Open Visa). Minimum two weeks commitment. If this sounds
like you ...then please drop by our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
person.  If you want to earn some extra income, you can work
during the evenings in the nearby restaurants.

HOUSE RENOVATION HELPERS WANTED in Morningside (a suburb of
Auckland). I have space for one to three people to help me build
a stone wall and paint my house. I have a large house, on top of
a hill, and an easy 15 minute walk to Whangarei center. We work a
half day (four to five hours of work time), in exchange for food
and board. I have one single bed, plus one comfortable sofa, plus
one foam mattress. We will take turns cooking (but I pay for all
food). The food is good, have a beer, and the house is spacious,
and has a balcony overlooking the city. I have ultra-fast Wi-Fi
(unlimited). I will take you caving and other stuff around here,
depending on the weather, etc. I have done heaps of travelling
myself and am pretty relaxed. I’ve had about 50 travelers come
to stay here, usually they stay for a week or a month. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Cheers!

HELP NEEDED in the Waikato/Coromandel area. An intelligent
mechanically minded person with some machinery experience,
including agricultural, farm bikes, etc., is needed here. The
work is varied and interesting, for someone from a farming
background. Wages, hours, and days are flexible. This may suit
someone traveling through New Zealand for a few months. Must
speak good English. Please call Phil for more details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  

NORTH CAROLINA 

CARETAKE/RENT, LONG-TERM. Off-grid, all solar, small log cabin in
the North Carolina Mountains. Needs well, finish work. Possible
ownership for the right person. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. Great to bring your RV or tiny home and enjoy the
nature and fresh food. We have a private farm with almost two
acres of yard to care for on a crop farm with about 30 acres of
crops and 40 acres of woods. The house is not for the stay, just
the yard. A handyperson can figure out how to hook up his/her RV
or tiny home to the electric and well running into the house.
Locally there is kayaking on the river, the Hope House, the
Scotland Neck Bird Reserve, Albemarle Sound, Edenton, and Little
Washington. Located two hours from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. One
hour to Greenville (Civilization), and two and a half hours to
Raleigh. We rent the farmland to an old friend who has the right
to come and go to check on his crops, but after planting you will
not see him too much until harvest time, but he is pleasant,
helpful, and full of local knowledge. Ultimately, we are looking
for a long-term property manager who could help turn the home
into a vacation rental or add cottages and make a bed and
breakfast or campground, or storage facility. We can arrange for
the property manager to share in the profits or pay a flat rent
and enjoy any profit beyond the set amount. Housesitters can
plant what they would like to in the garden. Hunt if it is
hunting season. We also need the housesitters to take care of the
yard and garden, mow the lawn,  pull weeds, dispose of dead
flowers and debris, harvest the nuts, fruit, berries, grapes so
that they do not attract rodents. Also, if possible there are
some repairs, paint, and remodeling needs we could trade for a
long term stay.  We can discuss this arrangement over the phone
or after a trial week of seeing if the property is a match. For
more information please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

OREGON

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 required. If you are 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 purposes.

HELP NEEDED in a Corvallis lofted barn. Helpers may be asked to
do a variety of tasks: cleaning and laundry, renovating my home,
landscaping and maintaining a small urban garden, painting, yard
cleaning, errands, art projects, photography and videography.
There are short and long-term home stay options: (one week to six
months). This is an opportunity for free accommodation in
exchange for work, and helpers provide their own meals. This
homestay is for my residence during the summer, spring and fall
in the green and vibrant college town, Corvallis, Oregon, home of
Oregon State University. We are 45 minutes north of Eugene,
Oregon, and ninety minutes south of Portland, Oregon. There are
lush forests and waterfalls nearby and amazing hiking trails! I
am a Yoga, Dance, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage instructor and
also do room rentals and property management in Oregon and
Arizona. I enjoy cultural exchanges and skill sharing, I am
always learning. I enjoy eating a mostly plant-based diet and
prefer to host people with similar healthy lifestyle habits. No
smoking, no alcohol, no drugs. I also prefer no pets. There is a
private barn 10x20 with loft for sleeping. It has a refrigerator,
microwave and hot plate for cooking but no inside water or
plumbing. There’s a hose bib just outside the barn and a small
tent with camping toilet and shower bag. About seven to nine
hours work per week in exchange for accommodations is typical,
with a flexible schedule to allow for excursions. There are local
gyms with hot tubs, sauna, showers that some long-term helpers
have chosen to join for additional bathroom facilities. I am
located next to a nicely maintained City Park. There is public
transportation nearby and great places to hike. For more info,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – freshly renovated in downtown Hood
River, Oregon. Learn/serve in all aspects of business operations.
The Inn is situated for major growth… with a strong team! Hood
River is the epicenter of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge
– highly livable community famous for world-class outdoor
recreation. Starting compensation commensurate with experience
(starting $30,000 - $42,000) and scheduled to increase upon
hitting revenue goals. If you help revenue grow, your
compensation will grow and soon! Salary increase scheduled at
three month intervals upon hitting revenue benchmarks to $59,000
within the first year. Must be a sharp hustler seeking a growth
organization! Coordinate guest services and
landscaping/housekeeping teams; willing to take-on any task when
needed; we value front of house skills and back of house
willingness! No breakfast duties. Well-supported position is year
round, includes housing and generous food stipend. 5½ days a
week plus one month paid vacation. Please send your resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Oregon Inn Position” in the
Subject Line for our forwarding purposes. Thanks.

PENNSYLVANIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a luxury B&B/boutique resort in
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, seeks a hospitality
professional for its Head Innkeeper/Hotel Manager position.
Responsible for daily operations, including the guest experience,
training, managing and motivating staff, facilitating property
maintenance, selling and coordinating onsite special events, and
operating efficiently and on budget. Occasional light
housekeeping and food prep may be required. We specifically seek
a self-starter with proven hospitality-related experience, who
works well with a team to meet or exceed clearly defined goals.
The successful candidate is organized, solutions-oriented,
customer-service driven and computer literate. Housing can be
provided; salary is commensurate with experience. Paid vacation,
flexible off-season schedule, medical insurance, and incentive
bonuses included. Please send your resume and cover letter for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls please.

PORTUGAL 

JOIN A SMALL NATURAL FAMILY FARM in the mountains in Portugal! We
are a young couple with some experience on
self-sufficient-living. In 2015 we got a piece of land in a small
growing community of close friends in a beautiful valley at the
highest mountains inside the biggest natural park of our country.
We need help on creating a natural farm to support our small
eco-community! Rita is a health-food enthusiast and loves to work
with different kinds of art-craft. She likes to explore with
medicinal plants, fermented foods, and ways of preserving food.
She appreciates doing basketry, wool-work and book-binding. She
also likes to produce cleaning and hygiene products like natural
detergents, soaps and salves. Walking in nature, singing with
friends, and doing yoga are some of the other things she enjoys.
Goncalo is a nature lover with a passion for permaculture and
natural farming. He studied organic agronomy and has been
practicing it since 2008, with the help of volunteers, interns
and apprentices. He enjoys sharing and to make music with
friends. Until now, we built two yurts for living, a greenhouse
dome (toilet and nursery), recovered a ruin for storage and
workshop, and built a stable for the farm animals, a round-house
with reciprocal roof for shelter and a small kitchen. We have the
help of a horse, goat, sheep and chickens to regenerate pasture
where we plant trees and shrubs in order to convert it to a
poly-crop system. This year we will need help maintaining the
vegetable garden; implementing and maintaining food forests;
building simple structures with round wood and recycled
materials; harvesting herbs, vegetables, fruits and processing
them; farming maintenance (cutting and caring fire-wood; moving
electric fences and farm animal summer shades, cleaning the
stable), enjoying live, sharing wisdom and much more. During
Spring and Autumn, we need help us for a maximum of five
hours/day, according to our goals. You will have a shelter with
wood burner and a camping area, hot-shower, dry-toilet and a
small kitchen that you can use for cooking (usually we have lunch
all together). We provide the same healthy ingredients we use for
cooking our own food. During the Summer we only need help for a
maximum of three hours/day therefore we only provide
accommodation (shelter or camping tent) and facilities (kitchen,
dry toilet and solar shower) so you buy your own food (we sell
olive oil, fermented and dried vegetables, nuts, herbs,
vegetables and eggs). There's also a natural pool in the stream
and according to the season, mushrooms, edible and aromatic
plants, berries, acorns and chestnuts. In north Portugal we have
a strong culture of family agriculture that is still practiced by
beautiful old people and some young new amazing neighbors. You
will meet some of those and can get to visit them to chill-out or
help on farming maintenance in exchange for services, products or
money and learn some knowledge or skills with joy! If you are in
Portugal, please call us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RHODE ISLAND 
 
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, college graduate. Please send your
resume/salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWEDEN 

HEJ HEJ! This is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (45, living in North
Sweden, Kiruna, with my wife and kids). We are building a village
along the river with some wood cabins and need help to finish
them and run the camp. I and my family live close by and I am
regularly visiting the camp. But the camp is run by other workers
for me and my business partner Juhani. A few years ago I bought
this land in Kurravaara, which is located 90 minutes from Abisko,
and two hours to Narvik on the border with Norway, in the forest
along the river. It’s a fantastic location, very quiet and
green and perfect to watch out for aurora or midnight sun. The
location is 10 minutes by car or bus to Kiruna. The nature here
is just amazing, the river, the forest, the midnight sun, and the
fauna. The surrounding forests are great for hiking and wandering
around for photography or watching wildlife. The views are just
stunning and Kungsleden or the King´s trail is not too far away.
We are a very easy going, international team, friendly and open
to new cultures, and we'd love to host people from all around the
globe. Now we need some help for driving guest transfers to/from
town (so a driving license is a must). We need a hand to decorate
the cabins with recycled materials, so all your creativity is
very welcome, such as sanding and painting furniture and walls.
We need some help in cleaning the cabins/SkyNests after guests
check in and out, and serving and preparing dinner and breakfast.
As our three SkyNests are on top of a hill, also transporting
guests on snowmobile is a task if you think you can do it. Again,
a driving license is a must. General cleaning around the site,
and chopping wood and preparing the sauna for guests, etc. We are
looking forward to have preferably people with the following
profile: open minded people who love to work in hospitality (men
and women), good spoken English is necessary, and patience is
needed at the camp as there is always something unexpected
happening. You'll work no more than eight hours per day with two
days off a week so you have plenty of time to roam around. And we
can organize your working hours the best they suit you. It is
possible to go away a couple of days and come back. We'll provide
for food and accommodation in a single/shared cabin. You can cook
for yourself. There is also a car for guest transfers and
errands, but not for travelling, but we can take you to the
train/bus station anytime. You can join our tours for free, hike
around, use the sauna or hot tub (to be finished, that’s also a
job) watch the Fauna (moose, reindeers, birds, foxes, and wild
rabbits). You'll have two days off, to visit all the parks around
(Abisko, Jukkasjarvi (where the Ice hotel is located) the Sami
Camp (feed the reindeers and experience their life and culture),
Nikkaluokta, etc. We'll teach you how to fish, start a fire, and
cook food and coffee on an open fire and lot of things about
wilderness. So if you think this will suit you and you are
willing to commit to at least three weeks, you are welcome to
apply by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. So maybe see you soon
later this summer.

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a miniature horse farm. We are a
small family owned ranch in Central Texas near Tarpley. This is
an opportunity for a retired couple or retired man, caretaker,
who loves animals and can feed horses twice a day, clean stalls,
fix fence when needed, move hay bales and feed sacks, feed my
cats and my dogs on occasion, water trees, keep our grounds clean
and mowed, mow 30 acres about twice a year, help me with my
landscaping ideas and other general maintenance. Also keep our
new big horse barn clean and also the mini barn and several
outbuilding horse shelters. I have 15 miniature horses and two
full size horses. They are all pets, no riding or working them. I
consider this to be a long-term employment and there is possible
housing (the caretaker house is almost completed) or RV hookup.
Salary negotiable. Prefer a caretaker with horse experience. No
drugs, alcohol, no outside pets as I have my animals roaming
free. Please text your interest and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. Caretaker needed for a 4-acre tree-studded
lodge in Kingsland, TX. Responsible for maintenance of grounds,
pool, exterior and interior of 13 buildings and a 9-slot RV park.
Duties include routine maintenance, repairs, tree trimming, lawn
mowing/trimming, plumbing and electrical repairs, light
carpentry, painting, and basic maintenance of golf carts and
boats. Work estimate is 25 hours/week. Lodging options and salary
negotiable. Access to the lake, and fishing. Additional work
opportunities available in the community if desired. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A POWER COUPLE to manage homes on a large South Texas
ranch. We are looking for a wonderful and reliable, motivated
manager/caretaker couple to fill two positions and live onsite to
manage many aspects of a privately owned ranch. The property is
comprised of two main guest homes, “party barn” (Recreation
House), a lake house, a cabin, several out buildings, and a
caretaker’s home. This position requires one to be physically
able to work outdoors in all types of weather and on uneven
terrain. Candidates must be able to safely operate a small
tractor, truck and other equipment including power and hand
tools. The second caretaker position’s duties include guest
meal planning, food purchase, food preparation, serving meals to
owners and guests, as well as the cleaning and upkeep of the
homes, cabin and other buildings. Candidates must be flexible
with work schedules as these are not typical 8-5 jobs when the
owner is on the property. While the owner and guests are off
site, the work hours will be a typical 7/8 hour day Monday –
Friday while the owner and guests are at the ranch. Staff are
needed to work adjusted schedules to accommodate and can include
later hours and weekends. Owners are typically onsite seven to
eight times per year. The team will be expected to keep the
property at “guest ready” level at all times throughout the
year regardless of the owners’ schedule. These two positions
are complete with salary, housing, utilities and other benefits.
This is a long-term opportunity for a stable couple. Our dream
team would be able to manage the following duties with
efficiency, dedication and integrity: Have a very high standard
of cleanliness, be highly organized, be detail oriented, be adept
at monitoring and supervising guests of all ages while
maintaining a positive and composed but commanding demeanor,
anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the household,
effective at completing work accurately and efficiently, able to
problem-solve, display good judgment and make decisions, able to
accept guidance when appropriate, be honest, discreet,
responsible, reliable, committed with minimal tardiness or
absenteeism, be non-smokers, self-motivated, hardworking, in good
health, energetic, meticulous, have an excellent command of the
English language, both written and able to work legally in the
USA. Must have excellent professional and character references.
The interior housekeeping and cleaning duties will include
cleaning the house or areas of home on daily, bi-weekly or weekly
basis as needed to maintain the highest standard throughout,
perform Fall and Spring cleaning, wash and iron the couple’s
clothing as needed, wash and iron linens, change and make beds as
instructed, clean and care for dishes, stemware, silver, fine
furniture and carpets, hardwood floor, artwork, clean and
organize closets, cabinets, drawers, pantries and basement
storage areas as needed, manage and stock cleaning and household
supplies, run errands and grocery shopping as needed, and care
for the houseplants. The exterior housekeeping and cleaning
duties will include cleaning all outdoor furniture, seasonally
move outdoor furniture to and from storage, and stage when
needed, clean the exterior of the main house including entrances,
porches, sills, window, clean and maintain pool house, patios,
decks and docks to maintain highest standard, clean and maintain
mini putt golf course, clean and maintain the garage, clean and
maintain three automobiles and numerous ATVs, and rake the sand
in the Volleyball Court as needed. To apply, please send your
resume and bio to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN BENNINGTON COUNTY for this summer, probably
starting around the middle of June through the end of September.
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
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL MANAGER WANTED for a small Holistic Retreat Center in
Vermont. Sky Meadow Retreat hosts small groups of 10 - 16, plus
individuals and couples focused on spiritual awareness and
wellness. The retreat is set on an organic permaculture
homestead, cultivating much of our food and energy needs from the
land. Resident managers and interns live an integrated
earth-based lifestyle in a small intentional community of three
to eight people, focused on presence and simple living, with a
daily practice of meditation and Conscious Communication skills.
Position includes housing, in a beautiful eco-cabin on a
stunning, secluded, 120 acres in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
with ponds, gardens, trails, woods, fields, and hills. Also
included are utilities, food staples, plus a starting salary of
$12,000/year or 50% of net business income (whichever is
greater). You will be part of a coordinated team with a unified
purpose supporting the healing and awakening of humanity through
personal growth and self-realization. You must have experience
with retreats and retreat centers, business management and
marketing, hospitality, community living, homesteading,
meditation, Conscious Communication skills, and your own
spiritual and wellness practices. We cannot accommodate dogs or
children at this time. Couples welcome. Minimum of two-month
training period, followed by a two-year commitment. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE, one of whom is also an
experienced chef, (able to handle an upscale breakfast and dinner
in the hotel and other meals when needed when the Swinging Bridge
restaurant is closed) to manage The Lemon Hotel and Depot Lodge
in Paint Bank, Virginia (a remote county). Originally constructed
in the early 1900’s, the newly-renovated Lemon Hotel holds six
exquisitely furnished bedrooms, parlor, dining room, and a
meeting room. Pair this with other venues that offer
one-of-a-kind lodging experiences (i.e. glamps, caboose, and log
cabins). Seeking positive, energetic, and passionate people who
are dedicated to delivering a premium experience to every guest.
Duties will include but are not limited to: Check-ins, taking
reservations, marketing, managing housekeeping staff, handling
guest needs and complaints, meal preparation, record keeping and
reporting, and all other day-to-day operations necessary to
accommodate guests. Computer skills necessary to handle online
bookings through Resnexus and use Microsoft Office. Strong
communication and teamwork skills are a must. Housing and
competitive salaries offered. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Those interested should email a resume with
references and availability to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG-TERM CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE in Southwest Virginia.
This is a family recreational property, perfect for a retired or
semi-retired person or couple. Modern three bedroom house, hourly
compensation and utilities furnished. Onsite duties include
security, yard and house and outbuildings maintenance. Experience
in repairs and maintenance of equipment a plus. References and
background check required. Please respond with your resume and
inquires to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

ESTATE MANAGEMENT POSITION AVAILABLE on Orcas Island, Washington.
We have sixty acres of paradise on the water with forestry and
permaculture projects in place. We are seeking a mature person(s)
to trade a separate and private two bedroom, 1½ bathroom home
for property management. Looking for conscientious, fit, and
experienced person(s) who are capable of running a chain saw, log
splitter, and Bobcat tractor. Need someone who is mature,
knowledgeable and resourceful. Gardeners and artists welcomed.
May involve housekeeping and caretaking. Looking for someone to
step up as needed, to have fun while accomplishing a lot toward
creating a sustainable lifestyle to share. We are situated near a
beautiful state park with fresh water lakes and fishing, and
close to the charming village of Eastsound. This position to be
filled ASAP. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live and work onsite
as the Caretaker/Groundskeeper of a property in Belfair, WA.
Responsibilities include mowing lawns, weeding, and landscaping,
as well as security of home and property when needed. An
unfurnished residence is available onsite in exchange for duties
performed. Salary and time worked is negotiable. Non-smoker, no
pets. Honesty and a strong work ethic are a must. Please reply
with references and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A background
check is required.

TRADE YOUR PROPERTY CARETAKER SKILLS for a place to live or work
in Arlington, WA. Are you in transition or want to pocket your
rent money? Are you looking for a place to park a mini home or
RV? Or do you need a place to move into for a time? We have space
to park and also a live-able basement apartment with a private
entrance that needs a bit of sprucing up and some bathroom
repair. There is no laundry there, but you could jerry-rig a
washer/dryer maybe if you are handy. It is not too pretty at the
moment but has some nice woodwork, a woodstove and one entry room
that is really bright for an office during the day or ??? It also
has a storage room with shelves that is accessible by a driveway.
We are trying to update the whole house before we move in. There
is a barn that could be turned into an apartment as well, once
our home is fixed up, if you are really ambitious, but we would
need to get some more cash for that. We just have a limited
budget currently but have access to materials and rental spaces.
We’re trying to see if anyone wants to trade some hours -
either bank some hours and not pay rent for a while or work a bit
each week. It would not be best long-term to have someone in the
basement for everyone's privacy but there is the barn and RV park
area as other options for longer term. We have livestock and
fencing, feeding, etc., so working for rent and some paid work at
times is available for the near future. If you have a spouse who
can do some senior care (cooking, yard work) or an interest in
Back to Eden style organic gardening which could produce some
food, that could be an option too. If you have a business that is
not too messy we have spaces you could rent/trade/live, etc.
Please email (especially non-smoking, health nut, hunters, etc.)
what you are looking for and some info about yourself. Short or
long-term is both a possibility. It could work with kids, but
there is not a lot of room for a big crowd or wild teens. We’re
trying to keep a clean cut atmosphere here and keep Grandma
comfortable. Please email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include
“Arlington, WA” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER NEEDED on an island in Anacortes, WA. I live
on a beautiful island and have almost seven acres, with three
horses and need someone to help me fix/install fences, feed the
horses (while I'm away), clear brush, do light carpentry and just
be a general handyman. Ideally, you'd have your own source of
income and an RV and I can provide you an incredible place to
live and a small wage ($200/week). This would be the perfect
situation for someone who might be retired but still likes
staying busy and is interested in experiencing living on an
island. This is a seasonal position for Spring/Summer 2020. To
apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Pinedale, WY. We’re looking
for a full-time, live-in, ranch caretaker couple who will be
responsible for caretaking, including housekeeping,
cooking/preparing meals, serving, laundry, grounds keeping and
general maintenance of multiple buildings (including snow
blowing, snow plowing, lawn care, general landscaping, spring and
fall clean-up, sprinkler care, small repairs and carpentry). You
will also be responsible for the care of ranch horses (feeding,
shoeing, vaccination schedule, riding, keeping the barn neat),
maintenance, servicing and repairs of all ranch vehicles and
machinery (including cars/trucks, lawnmowers, landscaping
equipment, boats, ATVs), management of and liaison with service
providers as necessary, report directly to the ranch management,
and required to assist ranch operations when needed. The
caretakers need to help each other when needed in each other’s
fields of responsibility. Must possess a high sense of personal
and professional integrity. Flexibility is of utmost importance.
Willing to maintain a high level of detailed professional care
and exhibit a good and positive attitude and good working spirit.
Non-smoking, drug-free (background check, drug test may be
required). Caretakers rent caretakers’ house. Must keep
surrounding of house pristine – good care inside and outside.
Two week’s vacation during off season. Salary: $35,000 -
$45,000 per caretaker. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERESTED IN SPENDING MID-JUNE TO OCTOBER on a non-working ranch
by Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains near Sheridan? This is an
opportunity for someone – a writer, graduate student, retiree,
or couple - to rent (for $175 per month) a beautifully situated,
recently restored vintage ranch house (including a kitchen,
living room, two bedrooms, bathroom, two porches as well as
internet) in exchange for 20 hours of help per week at $10 per
hour, doing mainly light gardening and errands as well as
occasional upkeep. Additional hours available at the same rate.
Must have an insured, four wheel drive vehicle for rutted roads.
No pets, indoor smoking, children, or drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating your background. Personal/phone
interviews and references required.  

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Architectural historian and caretaker looking for an opening in
the Richmond, Virginia, area. Have past experience working at a
B&B. Ability to perform basic maintenance, gardening, animal care
and other activities in exchange for housing. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

My name is Peter; Age 44, Christian, experienced property
manager, caregiver pet or house-sitter. To provide security and
maintenance in exchange for housing. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position ideally in Northern mid USA.
Excellent references, and resume available. Have 25 years’
experience. Housesitting, security guard, handyman,
pet-sitting/care, house cleaning, home repairs, painting,
gardening, grounds care, and cooking. Can run errands in town.
Have a clean driver’s license and background check.
Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean,
quiet living quarters must go with above position. Available
immediately. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Or visit my
website for more information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RN with top references available to provide property security,
safety of seniors or pets, caregiving or caretaking, landscape
maintenance (or supervision of crew), housekeeping, greenhouse
management, hospitality, hiring and oversight of contractors,
etc. Before nursing, I earned a Bachelor's in Horticulture and
Agriculture from Virginia Tech. I had a landscaping business in
North Carolina. I prefer to stay in New England or NY. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Do you desire world travel but could use some help? Former
teacher (children) and experienced senior caregiver (adults)
offering travel companion services. Organized, Responsible,
Intelligent, Caring, Non-Smoker. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I’m a physically fit, strong, happy and healthy 40 + female
writer, artist and musician. I love nature, animals and cooking.
Have a valid driver’s license and bicycle. Available now –
mid-June. Can move anywhere; depending on duration. Thorough,
detailed, conscientious and resourceful for house-cleaning,
painting, gardening, plant and animal care, heavy/tedious
projects. Excel in portraiture: your family, pets or property.
From Pennsylvania, lived in Europe. I write two blogs and am
writing a book: require stable internet. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Highly dependable family of four seeks property caretaker
position. Husband (38) and wife (36) share all duties - from
general household repair and maintenance including electricity,
plumbing and basic carpentry to intermediate landscaping with
commercial equipment experience. Entire family knows general
domestic duties. Must love animals - we have a small breed dog
and two guinea pigs. Looking for housing/utilities plus monthly
wage in exchange for full time management of your property.
Long-term commitment 10+ years. Willing to relocate for right
opportunity. Please call/text: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friend’s home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you, Craig

Experienced couple seeking a long-term live-in property
caretaker/personal assistant position for an aware and awake HNW
individual or family. Please visit our website at
https://bluesolshamanism.com/property-management/ for complete
information. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Quiet couple seek a long-term housesitting or caretaking position
in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and technical
skills and are very good at fixing things. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Will
consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking, or
drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Lesbian musician/recording artist/writer seeks a fresh start as
caretaker, manager or companion. I recovered from Covid19, after
building a 5-star reputation in luxury property management for 26
years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have no dependents, pets or
drama, and bring a tiny camper, guitars and minivan. I prefer
California and Oregon, but will consider warm climates. Excellent
references and proven talents in staffing, personal assistance,
leadership, security and management. I am a private soul with a
gregarious personality. I truly enjoy relationships and had a
career as a mentor for self-awareness for 30 years. Prefer
salary, but would consider offers and negotiate terms. Simple
accommodations and kind, female owners suit me. I will manage
your property, or simply share life’s challenges in a balanced,
loving style with encouragement. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am a 44-year-old female in good health. I am currently live
outside El Paso, TX and am looking for any opportunity preferably
in the Southwest, but will consider WY, MT, UT (if seasonally). I
was looking to either caretake/upkeep a place including but not
limited to tend to cattle, horses, etc., yard, house, vehicles,
equipment, etc. I don’t consider myself a Cowgirl nor a highly
experienced rider, but I know my way around horses and am willing
to learn. I’m very handy and can run tractors, skid steers,
stick shift, back up a trailer, use power tools, chain saw, you
name it. I can use reasoning skills and problem solve. And what I
may not know I am a very fast learner. I can take instructions
yet also run the show without my hand held. I would not mind also
helping out an elder Rancher who may be better off with someone
around to help out and also look after things (I’m not nurse
per say material, but I can be around for safety). I can be a
great side hand lady. I can help with cattle during day and
cook/clean at night, etc. I have worked as a caretaker on a ranch
in Wyoming in the past and have helped on a few ranches, raised a
bunch of my own livestock as well. I do not drink, use drugs or
have any criminal history. Salary is not all I’m looking for,
I’m looking to fit in somewhere and help take care of things. I
do come with two small dogs and a 10- year-old Mare and Gelding.
I can email my resume upon request and can supply excellent
references upon deciding if it would be a good fit for us all.
You can email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. "The
caretaker/caregiver with the caring touch". Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
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Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for spring of 2020
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