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THIS IS OUR 232nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983        Volume 39, Number 4 

July/August 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 29 states
and 11 countries
Caretaker Profile
Chuck and Liz Find their First Caretaker Gig
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



HOUSESITTER NEEDED this summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two 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
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.


A PAIR OF ENERGETIC SENIORS is looking for volunteers to help on
our homestead. Room for a couple, or two singles. No pets,
smokers, drinkers. We have a lot of projects and enjoy keeping
busy and gettin’ er done! Volunteers needed now through
September. You could even stay through the winter! Shared
sleeping room, bathroom and kitchen in downstairs area. Wi-Fi.
Possible use of a vehicle, or bring your own.  We share dry  food
 staples  and  freezer  food.  Garden space available. We also
harvest wild veggies in the spring, catch salmon in August, pick
berries and mushrooms in the fall, harvest an apple orchard in
September - October. If you want to see the real Alaska and live
the homestead lifestyle, have good energy, are willing to learn
new things, enjoy work, you will be a good fit! Experience with
chainsaw, yard mowers, and shop tools are helpful. Skills such as
rock masonry, carpentry, orchard pruning a plus! Please contact
us for details by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER and Hostel Host needed in Girdwood, located
one mile from the Alyeska Resort, Alaska's largest year round
resort. Girdwood is a small Alaskan mountain town that sits
amongst lush forest and is surrounded by the peaks of the Chugach
Mountain Range. We are in need of a live-in caretaker to clean
and assist with guest check in. Hourly starting wage is $15. Work
20 to 40 hours per week depending on season (summer is the
busiest). We offer housing on exchange or by rent. Must be a
non-smoker, non-partier, well organized, outgoing, very neat,
personable and flexible. Responsibilities include housekeeping,
guest check in, reservations, guest communication, and light
property maintenance. Must be computer savvy and a quick learner.
The position is open now for the summer season, with an option to
continue through winter (preferred). To apply, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PART-TIME CARETAKER/HANDY person needed to help on a small flower
farm in Rimrock, AZ in exchange for an RV spot. Amenities
include: Wi-Fi, laundry, electricity, garbage, septic and water,
composting toilet and outdoor shower. Must have your own
RV/trailer (less than 24 feet). Looking for a quiet,
self-motivated person who wants to contribute to our vision of
beauty, resilience and vitality and enjoy this desert oasis.
Clean, healthy living preferred. Skills needed:
plumbing/irrigation, building, carpentry and occasional grounds
and farm work. Three month minimum commitment. We only have
parking for one vehicle. Your dog will be considered. Please

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family owned horse boarding facility in
Flagstaff, Arizona. We need a married working couple (preferably
non-smoking) for a full-time on-site manager position. The stable
experiences all four seasons at 7,300' elevation, averages 30
horses year-round, up to 75 during the summer months and space
for 40 overnight equine motel guests. Manager responsibilities:
all aspects of daily operations, caring for and handling horses
(experience required), general mechanical maintenance skills,
quality handyman (minor carpentry, plumbing, welding,
electrical), excellent customer service skills, service-minded
(positive attitude/no drama), and office skills (basic
bookkeeping, employee supervision capabilities). On-site one
bedroom apartment provided with fully paid utilities in addition
to negotiated pay. Our existing managers are retiring after
training new managers in order to facilitate a seamless
transition. Looking to fill this position immediately! Please
send your resume/credentials to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a small off-grid ranch near Prescott,
Arizona. Responsibilities will include feeding and cleaning
numerous mules and a few horses, chickens and goats and dogs.
Duties should take three to four hours/day. We are located nine
miles outside of Prescott and two miles from the nearest
neighbor. Some solar experience would be helpful. A large fifth
wheel with deck supplied, along with a salary of $2,000/month. To
apply, please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RV families, retired teachers, ranchers or laborers
needed - give back to youth/families through Covid-19 safe
residential camping programs; sustainable agriculture, science,
nature and outdoor education, horsemanship, horticultural, animal
assisted therapies. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a 5,000 acre ranch
turned camp, located in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains,
an hour north of Phoenix - serves schools and opportunity youth.
Camp Tontozona, nestled in Tonto National Forest near Payson,
hiking trails, athletic fields - serves ASU athletes, student
groups, clubs, various ASU colleges and departments. We provide
an RV site, full hook-ups, for 40 hours per week, per couple. A
wide variety of tasks requiring a wide variety of skills
including construction, cleaning, maintenance, plumbing, well
pumps, agriculture, customer service, and teaching. Background
checks required. One to three month commitment please, longer if
it works for everyone. Please send resumes, and your cover letter

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED from late August - October for an off grid,
rustic 40 acre, 100% solar homestead located at 3,100 feet in the
southeastern Arizona High Desert with beautiful mountain views of
the Coronado National Forest. Hiking, fishing, shopping,
birdwatching, boating and Hot Springs nearby. Responsibilities
include taking care of three friendly cats and minor plant
watering. Own living space preferred or yurt available. Must be
handy, responsible and trustworthy. Please email serious

	After returning from a much needed and long overdue vacation to
the Virgin Islands, I realized that Boston was just too harsh of
a climate to consider growing old in. I was working as a Pilates
instructor, and while I loved it, I was never going to save
enough to retire or get out of the renter’s market. My husband
was getting up at 5am every day in all seasons to catch a bus and
a train to work in a corporate kitchen so we could have health
benefits. Compared to five billion people in the world, we were
lucky. We had plenty of friends, food and warmth, but we were
living in an expensive city just working to pay the rent, not
enjoying life to the fullest. I knew there had to be something
more for us out there where we could still work hard, but in a
friendlier, less stress inducing atmosphere.
	A friend told me about The Caretaker Gazette and I signed on and
began my search. I had several ideas in mind, but the most
important: the job needed to take us both, have a salary and
benefits and a rent-free apartment. And it had to be somewhere
warmer than Boston! I had worked high end housekeeping, food
service and floral arranging aboard motor yachts and my husband
is a culinary school trained chef. It took eight months for me to
find the perfect job that ticked all the boxes for both me and my
We answered an advert in The Caretaker Gazette that was listed by
an agency/head hunter. I kept it brief: a paragraph for each of
us and pictures of my husband’s cooking and a few of us just
having fun. The agency responded right away and asked for
resumes. We had several phone and Skype interviews with the
partners of the agency before we ever met or spoke with the
owners of the property. After an initial Skype interview with our
current employers, they flew us to California to meet
face-to-face and to check out the town. Overjoyed is the best
word to describe our feelings at the time.
	We had a few months before the position started, so we began to
sell all of our furniture, say our farewells and plan our
adventure. We had to buy a car to get us across the country and
away we went. We took three weeks exploring the southwest before
we arrived on the West Coast.
	Our new caretaking position took us to Ojai, California, nestled
in a valley about twenty-five minutes from one of the most
beautiful coastlines in the world. While the housekeeping and
cooking came naturally enough, we were about to be introduced to
pump rooms, irrigation systems, pool and spa maintenance, wine
making, gardeners, contractors, light carpentry and plumbing and
firefighting! (We always hire an electrician…wiring is not a
hobby.) It has been an amazing experience for us both.
	Our rent-free cottage is nestled in a citrus grove, with
oranges, lemons, limes, Ojai Pixies - with fig, avocado and
loquat trees in the mix. I was able to get beehives and chickens
- both long-time dreams of mine. My husband is gardening with
gusto and is currently taking back an acre of unused land for
additional food growing. There was a defunct greenhouse on the
property that I have turned into an orchid oasis. We are in
	We work a not-so-traditional forty-hour work week with two days
off per week. We take full advantage of them by cruising up and
down the California coast. San Diego, LA, Venice Beach, Santa
Monica, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Palm Springs. The list goes on
and on and we keep adding destinations to it, always finding time
to explore a new beach and do a little snorkeling or napping.
We love the location, the town, the town’s people and our
employers. We have been here for two and a half years now. And,
while we plan on staying here until we retire, I still renew my
subscription to The Caretaker Gazette every year. Not only do I
want to support Gary and all the wonderful work he is doing, but
I find the ads inspiring and I like to see the jobs available to
Thanks so much, Gary, for this wonderful publication and good
luck to anyone signing on! It takes time to find the right fit,
but it is well worth the effort.
	Cheers, Monica and Fred, Ojai, California

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for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 through September 1, 2021. We are
looking for a mature single, or couple (no children please) who
are healthy 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 car in good working condition. Our
guesthouse is large and modern with full bath, small kitchen, and
a new washer and dryer. You 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


WE ARE A TROPICAL FRUIT FARM located between Townsville and Ayr
in North Queensland. We are in an excellent location. We are
totally chemical free and we would love some extra help with
daily chores and other things here. We are looking for an active
couple to assist with farm duties here. The work would be five
hours daily, with a generous allowance. For more information,

ASSISTANT CARETAKER COUPLE needed at a camping and caravan park
in Queensland. We are situated in the beautiful Scenic Rim area
with many national parks at our doorstep and a river and creek
running through our property. We are a camping ground with
caravan sites and are busiest on weekends being only two hours
from Brisbane. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired
couple to come and park their motor home or caravan and work with
us. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to:
office/reception work, general cleaning, amenities cleaning, yard
and general maintenance. Must be fit and non-smoking. Previous
experience is not essential. Immediate start. To enquire or apply
please contact us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COOK/GARDENER NEEDED for a Central Queensland cattle property.
Must enjoy gardening as it is extensive. The cooking is for four
or five employees. You can have your weekends off. For more
information, please XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Weipa, in Far North Queensland. Duties include: cleaning of rooms
and amenities; washing and folding of linens; using cleaning
equipment; disposing of waste; reporting any necessary repairs or
replace broken items; communicating with reception and
management; and  any other duties associated with the role.
Accommodation available and pay of 26.49/hour. If you are able to
start ASAP, please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX situated in the Riverland of South Australia
is seeking a person or couple to take on light duties at the club
in return for a free caravan site for the duration of the
appointment. Duties would include, but not limited to; mowing,
weeding, watering, security and other minor tasks as necessary.
In return a caravan site would be made available along with
access to showers, toilet, and kitchen and clubhouse facilities.
This would be ideal for a retired or semi-retired person or
couple. To apply, please write to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON NEEDED to caretake a remote mine north of
Meekatharra, Western Australia. Needed ASAP for a few months or
longer but the dates are negotiable. This is a paid position and
negotiable if people are on a pension. Person(s) would need to
know how to use the camp generator, etc. Basic mechanical skills
needed. Accommodation provided in a lovely setting. Please

a deck onto a tiny house for my elderly farther and bush cabins
for future tourism camping on our small cattle property in Mount
Perry, Queensland. The property is only 11 kilometers from Mount
Perry Township, 67 kilometers from Gin Gin, and 112 kilometers to
Bundaberg and is privately hidden with the mountains as the
boundaries. This would suit a couple who enjoy the country
lifestyle and are keen to gold fossick in the creek beds. We are
a hard-working, down-to-earth couple who like our privacy but
enjoy gathering with family and friends around our pit fire on
social occasions. You must have your own accommodation like a
self-contained RV or trailer. Then you can set up with amazing
views with water. We are looking at more to a long-term couple
who want to settle for a season or so and we are willing to
discuss small remuneration for the right applicant. If
interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A SMALL FAMILY FARM needs some help. We are offering a free
powered camp site or caravan accommodation in exchange for some
farm/home help. Some paid work is available for building
assistance on home renovations. We are 90 kilometers from the
city of Darwin, and close to Litchfield National Park. If
you’re in the area, please XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward
to hearing from you.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in the Birdsville, Queensland area.
Applications are invited from suitably experienced candidates for
the position of Housekeeper for our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are
seeking experienced candidates with the ability to undertake
housekeeping, laundry and cleaning tasks efficiently and to a
high standard. Applicants who are fit and strong, keen to work,
self-starters, and team players and enjoy adventure are
encouraged to apply. We require applicants to have a ‘C’
Class Driver’s License and Blue Card (Working with Children).
Diamantina Shire Council gives you the chance of a great future
and the genuine opportunity to extend your career through
training and skill development. This is a full-time maximum term
position until October 31, 2021. A competitive remuneration
package is offered ($52,821 to $73,673 depending on allowances,
bonuses and overtime), including above award wages and six
weeks’ annual leave. A comfortable home is available in
Birdsville at a subsidized rent. If you believe you have the
skills and capabilities to fulfil this position, please submit
your application via our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
include: a completed application form, a current resume (ensuring
contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two
referees), a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and
your knowledge of the position, a document addressing each of the
selection criteria, and copies of any licenses or tickets
required in the Position Description must be included with your
resume. Applications will close when the position is filled.


WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience Covid Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, you can Google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a property in the foothills
above Redding, California. This position includes a one
bedroom/one bathroom arrangement with kitchenette and patio. This
position is available for someone who likes to keep things
organized, has integrity, attention to detail, is a self-starter,
and follows through on projects. This person is capable in the
areas of carpentry, limbing and cutting down trees, operating a
tractor, fuel reduction, and grounds keeping. There are
renovation, maintenance, repair, and improvement projects. Should
be capable of plumbing, electrical, and an awareness of the
building permit department a plus but not necessary. Must have
references and transportation. No smokers, drinkers, or pets.
Part time at first. It will become full time for the right
person. Please respond with a description of your current and
recent employment, educational background, reference letters,
relevant experience, your current family status, special
interests, etc., and email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a property in Scotts Valley that has
breathtaking views! RV space is available for a non-smoking
caretaker couple with their own RV. This is a live/work exchange.
There is a flexible schedule for housecleaning and gardener work
of seven hours each week, and handyman work of seven hours each
week. You must know plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting,
masonry and computers, and must know how to use and maintain
power tools. Laundry, garbage and recycling included. Pets are
OK. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Prefer a caretaker couple with local

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at 14 acre property (with three horses) in
Georgetown, CA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a full-time, year-round
family-run organization whose mission is to provide an animal and
nature sanctuary for special events for foster children and
families and public farm days. If you are a self-motivated
employee who is looking to caretake a property, three horses,
dogs and a few cats as your own, this is a job for you!
Responsibilities (included but not limited to): caring for
animals, horse riding and/basic training/exercising on a regular
basis; administering medications to animals, cleaning pens,
corrals and living areas; groundskeeping, landscaping, pruning,
and gardening; property maintenance – physical and mechanical;
fencing installation and upkeep; troubleshooting mechanical
issues; knowledge and experience operating tractors; maintaining
a clean work and property environment; small engine repairs; use
of chainsaw and other power tools; fleet maintenance; runs
errands as needed, and assisting in projects and events.
Qualifications/Requirements include: 2+ years at a ranch or
similar maintenance position; 2+ years working with equines;
valid CA driver’s license; must be 18 years or older,
non‐smoker and drug-free; ability to clear a background check
and pass drug screening; ability to communicate effectively in
English (basic level) - orally and in writing; landscaping and
knowledge of plant care – irrigation knowledge; excellent
mechanical skills; experience mixing and pouring concrete; hands
on electrical experience; carpentry knowledge and skills;
resourceful and flexible with changes and tasks; able to
troubleshoot and resolve problems; ensures safety and creates a
cleanly appearance of person and space; must love animals!; have
a positive attitude and sense of humor; must be able to work
outside in all weather conditions; enjoys working with children;
ability to work long hours if needed; self-motivated, easy
learner, able to be own boss; organization with duties and has
strong time management skills; dependable, hardworking, and
honest; willingness to do whatever is needed to be done at the
ranch; ability to navigate a computer; and have proficiency in
Microsoft Office. Housing offered, along with a salary of $15-$20
per hour. To apply, please send your resume to

approximately five miles south of Red Bluff on Hwy 99E. Looking
for an independent contractor to perform on-site caretaker
services in exchange for permission to place and occupy a
self-contained recreational vehicle/trailer owned by the
contractor in the park. This is an unpaid position, contingent
upon passing a fingerprint background check, and requires the
contractor to pay for their own utilities. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application and/or information about
specific duties and responsibilities required.

Northern California starting in the fall 2021. The property
encompasses 3,800 acres of forest with significant stands of old
growth redwoods, rolling grasslands, and extensive hiking trails.
Leonard Lake has a well-established conservation easement, and is
the largest natural lake in Mendocino County. The family owners
rent out the six houses on the lake for weddings and vacation
guests most of the year with a commitment to sustaining the
pristine nature of the property and meeting the requirements of
the conservation easement. We are looking for a couple or single
individual to maintain this unique and ecologically sensitive
property by facilitating meaningful environmental experiences for
our nature-loving guests, managing reservations, overseeing
maintenance of buildings and vehicles, supervising cleaning staff
and a few other employees and independent contractors, managing
supplies and establishing budgets in collaboration with family
member-managers. Property maintenance includes road clearance,
addressing safety and security concerns and general oversight of
the whole acreage. Stewardship duties will include applying for
and administering grants and implementing fire risk reduction
strategies. We are seeking someone with experience with solar
panels, independent water supply and waste management systems.
Year-round onsite lodging in a one-bedroom apartment with Wi-Fi
is provided, as well as health insurance. Salary dependent on
experience. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to

We have 28 acres with about seven acres flat developed land.
It’s completely private, surrounded by National Forest and
bordering the Trinity Alps Wilderness. There is a seasonal
stream. River access is at the bottom of the driveway with
pristine summer swimming holes. The elevation is at 2,000' so we
get occasional snow from November to February. This is a truly
isolated, magical and challenging wilderness property. Work-trade
for 14 hours/week. Caretaker qualifications:
*You must have previous experience living in the Pacific
Northwest area (preferably in Trinity County) and also previous
experience spending lots of time alone in the woods by yourself.
* Required skills: carpentry, landscaping and gardening, and
chain sawing.
* Bonus skills: plumbing, irrigation, dirt-scaping, and
operating/servicing power tools and small machinery.
* Physically strong and in good health.
* Have an income plan.
* Have an AWD/4WD car.
* Domestic, clean and tidy.
* Mature and emotionally intelligent.
* Clear headed and grounded.
* Self-resourced and able to take responsibility for getting your
own needs met.
* Comfortable and happy spending lots of time alone in nature.
* Have a rock solid nervous system to be able to deal with real
life stuff alone in the woods if it comes up (somewhat
* A creative thinker who enjoys the art of land management.
* Good common sense! A practical thinker.
* A person who enjoys doing things well for their own sake.
* Someone who has mostly healed their own past trauma stories
(Buddha-hood not required, however sharing remote property in
isolation is not a supportive environment to process significant
personal trauma or wounds).
* Sobriety (no addictive or reliant behaviors).
* Responsible, reliable and honest.
* Basic healthy communication skills, both expressing and
* A self-starter who is confident and comfortable taking
initiative and sharing their observations and ideas.
* Someone who is also able to receive instructions and work well
with others.
* And a person who has good self-care routines!
* This is not an appropriate situation for a "first time"
wilderness experience, or a place to make your first big
lifestyle change. Please take head of the above qualifications
before writing to us. The caretaker living accommodations are in
a furnished beautiful and rustic 24' square wooden cabin, with
big vaulted windows, and a 20' Pacific Yurt (new in 2016). This
is a forest setting, located on a private area of the land.
Electricity, hot water, and full kitchen including fridge and a
4-burner cook range with oven. Wood stoves are in both
structures. There is an outdoor toilet and shower. No internet or
cell phone service available (there is selective internet use at
the owner’s residence, and phone service is 15 minutes down the
road). Long term preferred. This is not a paid job. Single
individuals and couples are both welcome to apply. Please email
your resume listing your caretaker qualifications/experience and
why you think this situation would be a good fit for you to


A FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER/PERSONAL assistant/domestic needed.
An individual is preferred, a couple would be considered. This is
a full-time salaried position for a person with a minimum of five
years’ experience in onsite, household employment and the
ability to understand and demonstrate a “Caretaker’s Heart”
at all times. The job location is 80% in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and
20% in Los Angeles, California. The employer enjoys a healthy,
high energy lifestyle and many various outdoor activities.
Applicants should know and enjoy the Northern Nevada, year-round
climates, and outdoor lifestyle. Some knowledge of the Los
Angeles area would be a plus. Job duties are varied and include:
Grounds keeping (some snow removal in winter) with general
property/housekeeping maintenance and security monitoring.
Handyman skills (a Jack-of-all-trades) is a plus, be in good
health with some physical strength. Working knowledge of cars
(some classics) and motorcycles. Valid driver’s license with no
insurance restrictions, personal driver for the owner, includes
an executive SUV/or limousine, pickup guests at the airport, etc.
Boat and trailer towing. (Due to customization, maximum height of
the driver is 6 feet.) Knowledge of business is a plus, with
basic home computer and internet skills, email, and
word-processing, as well as the ability to make travel
arrangements. Punctuality and dependability are vital. Early
morning meetings and tasks will be assigned. The total
compensation package is about $65,000, based on experience.
Includes: full time salaried position, with flexible hours. On
site, private standalone staff caretakers’ quarters in Lake
Tahoe and a small, attached caretaker’s quarters with separate
entrance, in Los Angeles. Company truck, cell phone and casual
uniforms will be provided. No drinking allowed during working
hours. A background and drug test are required. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED to live on our remote British Columbia coastal
homestead. Looking for a long-term commitment. This is a great
opportunity for a latter day homesteader to live off the sea;
fish, crab, prawn, clams, as well as our gardens and orchard.
Boating experience is a big plus. If interested in knowing more,
please email me at dick.springs@icloud.com
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking an experienced Building
Caretaker to aid in the maintenance and upkeep of a 44-residence,
55+ building located in the beautiful South Oak Bay, British
Columbia. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not
limited to:
- Maintain order and appearance of the common areas.
- Daily security checks and walkthrough of the building.
- Perform prompt minor repairs and preventative maintenance
included, but not limited to, changing lightbulbs, door repairs,
re-fastening walkway rails, etc.
- Perform outside landscaping including, but not limited to;
sweeping and blowing leaves from sidewalks and interior walkways,
removal of any garbage throughout property, salt and shovel
sidewalks and interior walkways.
- Maintain on-site office area, ensuring daily supplies are
- Perform and record monthly testing and inspections as
- Other duties as assigned.
Core competencies include effective communication, commitment to
excellence, attention to detail, reliability, and the ability to
build rapport with residents essential. Knowledge of electrical,
elevator, boiler, fire panel, mechanical systems, irrigation
sprinkler and timer systems an asset along with basic
construction and maintenance knowledge. To apply, Canadian
applicants should forward their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. Would you like to spend this summer in
Montreal? We are a retired couple looking for a housesitter to
stay in our home and care for our two dogs (poodles) while we are
in Asia. We will be gone from July 1 until September 30. Our
comfortable two bedroom condo is near the Montreal Botanical
Garden. We have a pool that is shared with other people living in
our condominium complex. We live in a quiet neighborhood, close
to shopping, and you can use our bicycles when we’re gone. The
only chores you would have would be caring for our dogs and
keeping the house clean. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with your information so you can be considered for this
house/pet-sit position.

AN ESTATE FARM is looking for a full-time caretaking couple. We
have a 17 acre estate farm which grows blackberries, kiwis,
various nut trees and fruit trees located on the Saanich
Peninsula, British Columbia. We are looking for a couple to live
on site to help with the maintenance of the buildings, caring of
the crops and livestock, and maintenance of five acres of lawns
and gardens. The ideal candidates would be team players with
backgrounds in building, farming, carpentry, gardening and
business. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Resident Caretaker. The position is for part-time duties at a
small beachfront Caribbean Inn on the island of Culebra. Work
would include checking in guests and light duty jobs. Free
housing and use of laundry facilities is provided plus payments
for services rendered. The applicant should be in good health,
resourceful, trustworthy, financially secure, and addiction and
drug-free. For USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from
the States, as Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA.
For more information, please visit our web page at


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a property manager to manage and
maintain all aspects of a 32-room lodge located in Breckenridge,
CO. Duties include snow removal, grounds and spa maintenance,
common area cleaning, trash checks, and light repairs.
Compensation includes an on-site two-bedroom apartment (including
utilities and cable) plus a monthly stipend! Piece rate
housekeeping work available if desired as well. Individuals,
couples, and families are all welcome to apply! Please apply in


I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 1 through October 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.


VOLUNTEER HELP needed in exchange for accommodation and food.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the camps near Saint Catherine,
distinguished by its excellent location, surrounded by mountains,
where beautiful scenery and natural colors abound. You can do
hiking, climbing, and safari. We have a number of rooms, a
restaurant and a small house. We are happy to host and meet new
people with whom we exchange experiences. We are near a lot of
famous tour places like Mousis Mountain and St. Catherine
Monastery, about 25 kilometers from our place. We trying make our
place more group oriented ... we want to build more units. If
anyone has ideas to help us expand, and also help in our small
garden, housekeeping, and cooking it will be nice. You are
welcome here if you want to visit. Please XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.


walking when required in Petworth, in the Chichester District of
West Sussex. No cooking. An animal lover is essential as we have
several dogs and a few other pets. Slight knowledge of horses is
an advantage as we have two old nags. A one bedroom
self-contained unfurnished flat, with its own entrance will be
provided. No outgoings. A car is essential. We are smokers. You
will be required to work five days per week, six hours per day,
on a flexible time schedule. Weekends are free. Good references
requested. A criminal records check via the Disclosure and
Barring Service will also be requested. Please apply by mailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LONG-TERM FEMALE CARETAKER needed to help work around a Southwest
Florida rural home, so I can sell my home in the Big Cypress
Preserve. Live rent-free. Woman should be honest, peaceful,
progressive, enthusiastic, hard-working, physically fit,
non-tobacco, love animals, and have a valid driver’s license.
Will pay for her to be my chauffeur. Please call

CARETAKER NEEDED for a ¼ acre property in St. Petersburg, FL
from July to October 2021 while we are away. This is not a paid
position. It’s a lovely property and close to the beach. Live
in the house, take care of the back gardens and pool, light house
cleaning. RV parking with 30 amp, if needed. Non-smoker, a person
who keeps a home clean, someone who is very good with plants and
will not disturb any of our neighbors. You will be asked to pay a
small fee for utilities during this time. Internet provided.
Three verifiable references required. Please email

PRIVATE CENTRAL FLORIDA RANCH is in search of a ranch
hand/caretaker. Duties to include, but are not limited to working
all aspects of the property on a daily basis…animal care,
handyman/woman, operate machinery, landscaping, fencing,
irrigation, cleaning, etc. Ideal candidate(s) must be motivated,
honest, dependable and hardworking with an eye for detail.
Non-smoking facility. No drugs or drama. If interested please
email your resume, salary requirements and references to

PROPERTY CARETAKER with their own RV needed year round in
Loxahatchee, in Palm Beach County. Prefer an individual for the
long-term in exchange for groundskeeping, security and light
maintenance. Full hook-ups will be provided for the caretaker’s
RV, along with cable, Wi-Fi and use of the laundry facilities.
Please email to apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED AT A FRENCH CHATEAU. Seeking a full-time, live-in
housekeeper/gardener for a chateau in a small village in
Normandy. The work includes housekeeping, taking care of the
garden and pool and driving to and from airports (mainly Paris).
The position requires living in a three bedroom cottage linked to
the chateau. Stable and riding facility is available. Suitable
for a single person or couple in which case some additional work
in the garden, park, etc. would be available. The principals live
outside of France but occasionally spend weekends and holidays at
the property. References and French speaking skills required.
Apply by mailing your resume and references to


JACKSON GEORGIA AREA: Property Caretaker needed for a private,
rural, second home and grounds. Security presence, daily rounds,
grounds maintenance, carpentry and equipment maintenance skills.
RV (two separate full 50 amp hookups available with Wi-Fi) or
private housing (two-bedroom custom hi-end Horton mobile home
with new appliances, 12x24 shop, and a 12 acre yard). Two
options: Long-term preferred with a flexible start date or
short-term for an RV only, with a flexible start date. Initial
inquiries should please provide: your age, availability date,
your requirements, expectations, and present location. No kids.


exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
now. If hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your
nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we
will provide you with private hi-end accommodations with cable
and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast and
dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally
give you free use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in
one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe in the
world. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and
strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will work 36+
hours a week to upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and
gardens. We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must
have experience. There are occasions where we have to do a little
sanding and painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle,
where it is absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and
insecticides. We do our best to be as organic as possible. You
must be proficient and competent in using a commercial mower,
weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer, chain saw, pole chain saw, and
silky pole saw. We use mostly Stihl equipment, and have an Echo
weed eater, and a commercial mower by Honda. This equipment will
be your responsibility to maintain, and you should be able to do
light repairs on them. You will have to tend to all fertilizing
and weed maintenance. You must be competent in installing,
maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro products. We
have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and edible berries
and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical
garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the
process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we
are hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is
hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants and the
outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please send me your resume
and a list of references. I will review them and give you a call
to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug
use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of
these options available for your interviews. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

(near Naʻalehu). We have built a beautiful sanctuary in Kaʻū
and are looking for conscious, responsible, earth-loving people
who would like to help maintain the gardens and the food forest.
Ideally we'd like a long-term couple. This is a substance-free
land, located between Naʻalehu and Ocean View. Kipukamaluhia is
a unique healing sanctuary in the heart of Kaʻū. People come
throughout the year for personal and group retreats and we always
need help in the gardens. Kipukamaluhia is an ideal space for
those who cherish elegant, voluntary simplicity, for whom
self-inquiry, beauty, direct communication, mindfulness and
integrity are important and for those who are nourished by and
love to connect with and care for gardens, orchards, and animals.
We have a beautiful yoga room and a sound healing room and an
ancient forest behind the sanctuary for walking meditation and
rejuvenation. Though off the grid, we have solar-powered
electricity and high speed internet. Applicants must have a car.
You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please call or email

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND! Seeking a reliable, stable couple
(non-smokers/drug users) by July 1, 2021 for long-term managers
here in paradise. You’ll caretake/manage a ten acre coffee farm
with four Airbnbs. Must have prior hospitality experience
(preferably on Hawaii) for managing farm/Airbnbs. Must love what
you do and have customer service skills. You’re both strong,
healthy and active. One has handyman and construction skills
(carpentry, painting, and plumbing/electrical repair) and
landscaping, pruning, mowing, etc. The other person has great
people skills, a neat/clean aesthetic and deals with Airbnb
guests seven days/week. You’ll handle the Airbnb website,
bookings, maintain/clean Airbnbs and are familiar with computers,
QuickBooks, and the Airbnb website. You’ll pay farm bills. The
couple does gardening, landscaping, pick up supplies in town,
love our dog, keep buildings in good repair and do small upgrades
to structures. Includes mowing, weed whacking, pruning, etc.
Doesn’t include work on coffee trees. In exchange for 40
hours/week (total combined for the couple), we provide a two
bedroom home with spectacular ocean views and a huge lanai.
We’re a calm, spiritual, quiet, old Hawaiian farm/Airbnb, five
minutes from snorkeling with Spinner Dolphins. Utilities included
plus internet cable/Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, vegetable garden to
share, seasonally available fruit, our Kona coffee, and you will
be reimbursed for mileage when using your car on farm errands,
plus a monthly stipend geared to your experience level. The
stipend increases over time. For more information, please email

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP on Maui to share a beach house in a
work exchange situation. Looking for a young, physically fit,
person in good shape, able to lift 50 lbs., not afraid of
heights, who can fix things if needed. Must be a multi-tasked
person who is Jack or Jackie of all trades. Need help with
groundskeeping, animal care, and customer service for guests
vacationing here. Check-in guests, flip over rooms, rake the
yard, clean animal cages and aviary, feed and care for the
animals, and do the laundry. Hours are 6:30am to noon, or until
the job is done, six days per week. Everyone works together here
to get the job done. I’ve done this myself for years. We live
at the beach, we are like family here, so there is absolutely no
drama. This is essentially a volunteer position, however, you can
make $300 to $500 with tips a month, plus free rent at the beach!
Get that on Maui! We need easy going, people with seriously good
common sense. A cell phone is very essential. Does this sound
like you? It's not for everyone. It's tedious work. But you will
learn about animals, and meet people from all over the world that
stay here. If you really are seriously interested in applying, we
would need the following: a complete national police background
check, a copy of your passport or driver’s license, and work
references. Upon arriving please bring a $500 refundable
work/living deposit. This is to assure a three month commitment
is adhered to and completed. Respect for people, animals, and
property! No children or couples please. Please get in touch by
emailing your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2¼ acre estate in Kona,
and are in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills,
light plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
We could entertain a couple for this position, with the second
party doing 15+ hours weekly housekeeping duties. This commitment
is for a minimum of 90 days starting July 1, however if all
parties are content the contract can be long-term. This position
will be open as of now. If hired, one can expect a round trip
ticket from your nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on
the property, we will provide you with private hi-end
accommodations, free cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week,
gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, and a negotiated stipend.
Lastly, we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to
explore the island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of
Hawaii, and I believe in the world. No drug use, non-smoker, and
responsible alcohol use! The applicant must have his or her own
health and auto insurance coverage. This is a “Work for Hire”
position and does not imply employment. We are seeking a
self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and
clean individual, who will work 32+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate. We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must
have experience and be proficient in the following areas: there
are occasions where we have projects which include sanding and
painting, pressure washing, and tiling. It is also important to
have some skills in plumbing and electrical. We undertake many
small and large projects that need to be accomplished in between
the general maintenance responsibilities. A fully equipped
woodshop is onsite. You must be proficient and competent in using
the following; saws (miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll,
plunge circular, tile saw, and sawzall), multi-tool, tenon and
biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills and drill press, dremel
tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish sprayers, and a rotary
laser. In addition to the use of the above tools, you would be
responsible for the maintenance and light repairs of these tools.
We have over 50 different fruit and spice trees and bushes,
vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with
rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is fabulous. We all work
hard here, and we believe in quality over quantity. Our motto is;
“If you undertake a project with us, do it to your fullest
potential, or don’t even bother”. We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Aloha and mahalo! Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject
line. You should receive return responses from me within 48
hours. Aloha and mahalo!

bedroom/one bathroom furnished cottage/cabin (720 sq. ft.)
provided with washer/dryer hookups, and a detached garage. No
smoking allowed. Cats are OK. We are taking applications for a
caretaker for our Big Island 100% off grid home. A single person
is preferred, or two people maximum. No young children.
Experience a must. Hawaii Island resident preferred. If you are
interested please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with: an
introduction, what you are looking for in a caretaker opportunity
and what can you offer, what part of the Big Island are you
familiar with, your availability in months, years, etc., your
experience and a homeowner who you can provide as a reference.

LAND CARETAKER NEEDED in Kula. Preference given to landscapers
and carpenters. Accommodations are rustic but beautiful and full
of love. No rights of tenancy, as this is a working position.
Please send your references who can attest that you are an
honorable and very responsible worker, kind and pleasant to
people you encounter, and your contact info. Also, please state
exactly how long you are available to work seven days a week (for
two weeks, or for two months or longer). No smoking allowed here.
A deposit will be required. For more information, please email


Chuck and Liz Find their First Caretaker Gig
Interests: Hiking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, eating at
various local restaurants, meeting new friends and entertaining. 

Quote: ““The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he
acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those
around him positively.” Bob Marley” 

Liz and Chuck

	My husband and I had a dream of leaving our jobs that we hated,
and doing something together that we loved. I had been
subscribing to caretaker.org for some time now, but looked at
everything as though it were a dream, and could never become a
reality. Until, one day, I saw an ad for caretakers for a 2,200
acre mountain property in Southwest Virginia:


Virginia. This is a private family recreational property. It’s
perfect for a retired or semi-retired person or couple. Hourly
salary and a modern three bedroom, two bath house and utilities
furnished. Onsite duties to include security, house and
outbuilding and housekeeping. References and background check
required. Please respond with your resume and inquiries to

	I asked my husband if he would ever be remotely interested in
doing something like that, and he said, “Sure why not?” I
didn’t exactly expect that to come out of his mouth but I
thought, “He’s right, why not?”
	So, the first thing we did was hire a resume professional to
combine our talents into one couple’s resume. We had some prior
experience as assistant managers for a senior community, and also
taking care of neighbors’ homes and pets while they were away,
but nothing big. We also had professional backgrounds that made
us more marketable.
	I emailed the property owner and was surprised when he emailed
back expressing interest. My initial email response to the ad
included an attached resume. As the owner and I struck up a
rapport and the lines of communication were opened up between us,
I included additional documents, as requested. For our part, my
husband and I were both forthcoming and responded with questions
of our own.  
	I really thought that we lacked experience, but soon found out
that experience doesn’t necessarily matter all that much to a
property caretaker. What matters is the rapport, and how you come
across in your cover letter. I was as honest as I could be about
what little experience we had. So, if you are reading this and
think as I thought, rethink it again. In this business,
sincerity, honesty and just being yourselves tend to be what
people look for the most. If you lack professional caretaking
experience, just be honest and tell them that.
	If you have been a homeowner, that will certainly help as
you’ve had experience caretaking a home and property. Because
one of the primary caretaker responsibilities in our current
position is caring for the land, it worked in our favor that we
have a love of the outdoors, working outdoors, and enjoy being
out on the land. Living in close proximity to the property, in
our case, just a couple of hours away, also helps as you can meet
in person prior to accepting the position.
	We met with the property owner at a place located in between
where we both lived. The owner wanted a May 1 start date and we
met in person at the end of February, beginning of March. We
talked for about two hours just getting to know each other, and
we really hit it off. He invited us to his home the next weekend
and hired us during our stay! Our agreement is that we are free
to leave at any time, provided we give the owners a couple of
weeks’ notice. Both we and the property owner have agreed that,
initially, “long term” means one year to start but could
easily be five years or more, should things continue on a
positive note.
We had the property owner detail his expectations for us and in
return, we detailed what we expected from the owner. In other
words, both parties made everything clear before proceeding. If
either party had questions, we texted back and forth, keeping the
lines of communication open. If you have a question, don’t take
for granted that the answer will be what you expect - definitely
ask questions. In our case, we are very fortunate that the owner
is very forthcoming with answers, information, duties, and
expectations. A red flag might be when one party is evasive,
reluctant to engage in open communication, or doesn’t provide
candid answers to questions. If you don’t feel right about
something or something doesn’t make sense, it is worth asking
questions. Be thorough and don’t accept vague answers. It is
always smart and worth it to ask questions. 

Liz and Chuck’s New Office!

The work truck they use to travel on the estate

	We now live on top of a mountain in Abingdon, VA, and still
pinch ourselves every day. The historic town of Abington is
located in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of southwestern
Virginia. The town, which is named for one of Martha
Washington’s ancestral homes, is a Virginia Historic Landmark.
Since 1778, Abingdon has been the political, commercial, and
transportation center of Washington County. Downtown Abingdon is
home to a variety of historic buildings, including public,
commercial, and residential structures dating to the 19th
century. The mountaintops offer panoramic views of valleys and
ridges stretching out to the horizon.
We have a lovely three bedroom cottage, located a mile from the
main house. A well provides our water and waste is taken care of
via a septic system. We were able to bring everything we needed.
In fact, the caretaker cottage is so large, we didn’t have
enough furniture of our own to properly furnish it so the
landowner brought us to his warehouse and let us pick out enough
items so we could furnish the entire home. The main house is very
large and, when the owners are in residence, they are very
The 2,200 acre recreational property is hilly and wooded,
including old growth spruce and fir, and our main task is caring
for the land. Our responsibilities include weeding and
fertilizing. We have seen wild turkey, deer, eagles, and red tail
hawks. Although we have not seen them yet, there are bears in the
woods. They are black bears and not aggressive. 
	Our normal day consists primarily of gardening, mulching,
mowing, removing weeds and doing whatever else is needed outside.
During the week after the owner and his family leave to return
back to their primary home, we clean the inside of their house on
the recreation property. We are also responsible for keeping the
water system in the main home properly maintained.
We have our own vehicle that we use if we want to go into town.
The owner has provided us with an all-terrain utility vehicle
that we use to get around the large property and traverse the
steep, wooded terrain that is part of the estate. Our only
expenses are for groceries and personal items. Everything else is
provided by the owner (housing, utilities). There is an internet
hotspot here so we can access the internet via our phones. There
is no Wi-Fi. We don’t need it but for someone who relies on
income from an internet based business, Wi-Fi on the property is
something they will want to confirm during discussions about the
potential caretaking position.
	To do this kind of job requires hard work, and you have to be
able and willing to do what the property owner requests, and some
weeks are harder than others. But, we have to say that for us,
this kind of job sure beats sitting behind a desk and driving
hours a day to and from work. It is completely different and a
pleasantly welcome change from the corporate world. Besides that,
we get to work side by side each day.
	So here’s a look at a normal work day for us: Most days, we
start at around 9:00 am, mostly starting with the outdoor chores,
and work until around noon. It can be planting flowers and
plants, spreading mulch around one of the many garden areas,
pulling weeds from garden beds, leaf blowing, etc. We take an
hour lunch break, then return to our duties. On rainy days, we
choose to concentrate on the interior of the home, doing
everything from the normal housekeeping to more extensive chores.
We usually end our day around 5:00-6:00 pm, and some days maybe a
little earlier.
	Our favorite thing about this caretaker position is the
beautiful setting on the top of a mountain top, working outside
on the property, and the fact that the property owners are not
micromanagers. As long as there is mutual agreement about what
needs to be done to maintain this beautiful property, we make our
own hours, working autonomously but know the owner is always
available to answer any questions, if needed. As caretakers, it
is important to be flexible, willing to change, and to have an
open mind. 
There will not be as much to do during the winter months, so we
must make our earnings stretch to live on during those lean
months, but if you are resourceful you'll always find things to
do. But, this is something you must consider if you are working
in an area with four seasons. Right now, we are putting in a lot
of hours because there is so much to be done outside, but when
winter comes, there won’t be as much to do outside. So, as an
independent contractor, you’ve got to make sure you plan for
that, and make sure you understand what you are getting into. 
	If necessary (which I strongly recommend), ask for your duties
and responsibilities to be written down, so you clearly
understand the terms and what is expected of you, and in turn,
what is expected from them! In our case, our duties change from
week to week. When you receive your list of duties, ask that it
be prioritized. Remember, this is a two-way street, and you have
to be happy with the terms in order to want to stay. They need
you as much as you need them!
I'd say that the key to this job is communication. We have a
great rapport with the property owners. We meet on a weekly basis
and we speak a few times each week with our employers just to
make sure they know we are on top of things, and to remind them
of events in our lives that may require us to be absent from the
property. As long as we give them notice, they are very
understanding that we also have personal commitments. But like
any other job, don't take it for granted. This is still a job,
and you must earn their trust.

Chuck loading rocks for the rock gardens


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from September 7 to September 16, 2021.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to work
on the historical, uninhabited island of Vioey for the 15th year
in a row with our host, the city of Reykjavík. Vioey is in the
Kollafjorour Bay, just outside Reykjavík, and is a popular
destination in the summer among Icelandic and foreign visitors.
Volunteers will help prepare the island for the autumn/winter
season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up
the area, especially along the coastline, for instance by
hand-picking garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or
brought by the sea to the shores and surroundings.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may carry out some gardening
activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths.
Well maintained paths enable people to visit the area without
damaging it and this important work also helps to improve safety
for visitors. Depending on the advance of the project and weather
conditions, volunteers may have other possible tasks such as
checking up and repairing garden furniture. The working day
normally runs from 9am – 5pm with breaks for lunch and coffee;
however, please be prepared for some flexibility due to the
nature of Iceland's changeable weather. The weather conditions in
Iceland are unpredictable and the temperature in September can
drop during the evenings. Be prepared to experience all kinds of
weather and be sure of bringing warm clothing, since most of the
work will take place outdoors. Volunteers should have motivation
to work outside and work in all kinds of weather, as it can get
cold and rainy. Bring warm and/or waterproof clothes (overcoats,
scarves, gloves and hats) walking shoes/boots, as the activities
take place outside. Volunteers will be lodged in a local house on
Vioey Island, in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. The house has an equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive
food ingredients and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not
forget to bring some traditional/typical food from your home
country for the international evening. For more info please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at


HELP WANTED. We live on a small 10 acre farm, located in
southeast Indiana. We have a camper available and need an older
couple or handyman/person for general maintenance, gardening and
landscaping and some household tasks. Need someone who is willing
to exchange this site for 20 hours of work per week. Other
employment would be necessary for other essentials. This is a
long-term position and you must be able to pass a thorough
background check. For more details please email


Italy. This is a tiny independent hostel with a friendly and
relaxed atmosphere. We started in 2012 so we feel like quite
experienced guys, but still excited and happy with our job. We
love to chat with our guests, talking about our city, travels and
the things of life. We really like people to have a great time
here, our goal is to show to everyone the beauties of Genova and
make them feel at home. The best part of this job is definitely
dealing with travelers from all around the world and become a
little piece of their lives. Volunteers also help receiving our
guests (giving basic info and city maps, explaining the hostel
rules and showing the rooms/beds); little maintenance works
inside the hostel; clearing up the dorms (beds and lockers);
shopping (optional). Accommodation provided only. Please contact


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine is seeking 2022 season
caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Primary duties
-	Maintaining grounds and equipment
-	Providing tours
-	Hosting overnight guests
-	Maintaining a blog
Must apply as a pair as it is a two person job. Families are
encouraged. For more information please visit
deadline is December 1st, 2021.


FARM HAND/HANDYMAN NEEDED for our 75 acre farm in the Frederick,
MD area. Feeding horses, goats, barn cats, chickens and other
water fowl. Mow grass and do other landscaping around the
farmhouse and outbuildings. Duties will include mowing fields,
repairing fences, animal enclosures, and other small handyman
jobs as needed. This can be part-time or full-time, depending on
your abilities and availability. The fields only need mowing
every four to six weeks. For more information, please email


for our 13 room luxury boutique Inn. Housing available on
Nantucket Island. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is open May through
October and the Christmas Stroll weekend (first weekend of
December).  “Impeccable New England by-way-of-France Style”
says Conde Nast. Must have strong Front Office experience and
sincere guest and employee communication skills. Report to the
General Manager and interact with the owners on a daily basis.
Upbeat, good energy and people skills. Front Office duties
include reservations, guest arrival and check-out, daily reports,
concierge duties and breakfast order taking and service for full
cooked-to-order breakfast. Communicate with housekeeping/laundry
staff to prioritize order of room makeups based on arrival times,
room changes, etc. We are a small 13 room, luxury Inn so we are
looking for “hands on”, multi-tasking Innkeepers. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. If needed, employee housing is
available. Qualified candidates, should email your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.


maintain a private estate in Oakland County, Michigan.
Responsibilities include: groundskeeping (lawn, gardens, snow)
and handyman skills for a private residence and grounds. Valid
driver’s license plus clean driving record are necessary.
(Possible housekeeping for spouse). Must be self-directed. Salary
negotiable based on experience and health insurance. Compensation
includes an on-site three bedroom home for the candidate’s
family. Please send your resume and references to


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Brainerd. We are looking to fill
an onsite caretaker couple/team for 24 apartments in Brainerd.
Must have exceptional customer service skills and be able to
communicate well with others. Must possess good problem solving
skills. Must pass the BCA criminal background check and finger
printing. This position will require some light
maintenance/repair jobs and cleaning. Responsibilities are, but
not limited to showing apartments to prospective new tenants;
processing applications/leases to the management company; rent
collections/deposits/rent tracking; apartment turnovers; and
identifying/resolving tenant issues and concerns. Monitor tenant
files, leases, lease renewals, rent increases, and all required
documentation set forth by management and the owner. Weekly
building cleaning/maintenance (vacuuming, mopping, windows,
laundry rooms, light bulbs, garbage, raking, mowing, trimming,
shoveling/salting, etc.) and on call services. Compensation for
this position is free rent in a spacious two bedroom, one
bathroom apartment with detached garage, plus a monthly bonus
structure and option for additional hourly maintenance/repair
work (as needed). We will be accepting resumes for this position
until filled. To apply, please mail your resume and references to

FULL-TIME FARM HAND NEEDED at an appaloosa horse farm in Shevlin,
Minnesota. Duties include: chores and feeding, fencing, light
construction in barns, cleaning stalls and barn, organizing tools
and maintaining equipment, driving a tractor and loader. Work
with horses: riding, light training, ground work, grooming.
Desired but not required: knowledge of some mechanics, welding,
plumbing and electrical. Salary is negotiable and housing will be
provided. To apply, please send your resume to


A FAMILY IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY is looking for a housekeeper to work
and live in their home starting later this month. On site
separate living quarters with all living expenses covered besides
groceries and personal expenses. This position requires full
housekeeping, and back-up nanny duties of four children ages
6-11. Candidates must have the physical ability to deep clean a
large estate, be able to care for the family dog, and work Monday
- Friday and every other Saturday. Work will be 40 hours a week.
Must have an exemplary work record with references and have
experience in this line of work. Prior to hire, all candidates
must pass a 4/4 background check, motor vehicle report check,
drug test and a credit check run by the family. Private on site
separate house provided that can accommodate for one no children
and possibly pets. Salary starts at $40,000/year. Paid health
insurance benefits, 401K, and two weeks of paid vacation
provided. Vehicle and cell phone also provided. Relocation
assistance offered. Serious applicant couples should email their
resume(s) and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com with
“Missouri Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding
purposes. Thanks.  


RANCH HAND/FARMWORKER NEEDED in Lovelock, Nevada. An aging
Rancher has an immediate need for a full-time, long-term, hard
worker on a small ranch, of about 525 acres of flood irrigated
cropland, 2,000 acres of brush land pasture for 150 cows, 100
head of goats, a dozen llamas and a few horses. Applicants must
be drug, alcohol and tobacco free. Seeking a “do it all” type
of individual with a mechanical aptitude and some level of common
sense. The employer is willing to train a motivated, hard-working
individual. A ranch truck will be provided for travel between
ranches. Housing offered and the salary will depend on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE PERSON interested in spending the
summer in New England working for us at the 20 room
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The reality is that we need good
housekeepers but we also would like to share our experience
including working on our Property Management System with rates
and reservations, helping us with social media and marketing, as
well as other projects. We would provide a private room and
shared bath down the hall with limited kitchen facilities. We are
in a beautiful area of the White Mountains and can be flexible
with scheduling provided our staff works every weekend. We would
make it a fun and good learning experience for anyone that is
looking for the Inn culture. We serve a continental breakfast
(modified for Covid-19) and no restaurant on-premises. Work is
primarily days with some nights on occasion. We are open to
ideas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested in
this opportunity.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, New Mexico location is hiring for their
property maintenance position. This is not a cowboy position.
This position would be responsible for conducting routine
maintenance on the ranch houses, barns, etc. Duties include but
not limited to, plumbing, heat/HVAC systems, painting, carpentry,
and landscaping. Qualified candidates must be willing to be
flexible in their job duties. This is a full-time position in
Solano, NM. Generous benefits package offered, with the salary
based on experience. To be considered for the position, please
submit your resume and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from July 15
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 about six weeks. 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 with “NM Position” in the Subject
Line. All responses will then be forwarded.


for an Estate Caretaker near Millerton, in northern Dutchess
County, NY in a beautiful farm area. It includes an on premise
two bedroom, two-bath home with central air-conditioning. This
position also includes competitive compensation and medical
benefits. Couples can apply, with preference given to a housemate
who will carry out housekeeping and occasional meal assistance
between May and October. Qualifications include an ability and
willingness to do hands-on grounds keeping and basic mechanical
maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is a must. The
caretaker will work with a full-time grounds assistant. Important
attributes are intelligence, integrity, a balanced personality,
physical vigor and a love of the outdoors. Spanish is a plus but
not required. For the right person the position can result in a
long and secure career. Please respond with a description of your
current and recent employment, educational background, relevant
experience, your current family status, special interests, etc.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 10 room historical inn located one hour
north of New York City, is looking for a professional Innkeeper
to take over and operate this 5-star-rated property. The
owner/innkeeper is stepping down to resume building a catering
venue in the barn that was put on hold last April due to
Covid-19. This is a unique one-of-a-kind mansion with an
unparalleled history. The inn was totally renovated and furnished
in 2019 and needs very little maintenance. This is a live-in
position. Salary based on experience and performance. This is a
year-round position with growth potential and other benefits.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED. I have a small 2.5 acre farm/cottage in NY. I
am moving in June and I would love to have some caretakers
maintain the home and land as a form of rent. The living
situation would be on the 2.5 acre farm, with a 120 year old
house, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Nothing fancy but
clean and with lots of potential! The little place is private,
quiet, and lovely with a little creek along the property.
Utilities (heat/electric/water) are not included. It’s a great
opportunity for someone who wants to grow their own food and live
this self-supporting lifestyle, but doesn’t have the land or
farm to do it. There is an old chicken coop for chickens and an
abundance of wild berries and medicinal plants. I am hoping to
establish the land as an herbal medicinal farm. If interested
please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


hotel, our restaurant, and small farm doing odd jobs. We have two
venues and a small family farm (no farming experience necessary).
Need someone with experience doing manual labor, lifting and
general maintenance. We pay $25.00/hour plus 8% for 40 hours per
week, and more if you want it. We have accommodation for high
speed Wi-Fi, and your own room in a newish house, with other
employees. We are looking for someone to join our fun team. We
enjoy working hard, and don't mind the odd drink or party if
that's your thing. We are a family business and am sure that you
would enjoy a genuine kiwi experience. Please check out our two
websites at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then if you’re interested
in working here, please click on our Contact Us button with your
info. This job is for one person (sorry this job is not for
couples) and please don’t call the hotel. Cheers.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We work in very casual friendly
international team environment to ensure customer satisfactions
by warmly welcoming our guests with big smiles, tidying up and
helping the housekeepers to clean up the place, etc. But, no
experience required! All facilities including laundry, Wi-Fi and
accommodation (Dorms) is provided for an exchange of only eight
hours of work weekly! We can make a special arrangement for
private rooms too, if required. Just walk in for a job interview
or for more details: Monday-Friday from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. We
are looking forward to welcoming you to contribute to our team!

area, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. No
experience necessary. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a working hostel in
Napier with a family environment, with no overnight or short term
stays. We have several jobs coming available. Note this is for
backpackers only. We live in a safe place and provide work
accommodations and transport if required for all our guests. We
are located in a quiet location less than a minute from town and
the beach. Rates start at $160, and we have work all year round.
This current job is eight week minimum, starting in August. You
will need: a working Holiday Visa or SSE Visa, a New Zealand bank
account, and an IRD number. If interested, please send an email
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will send an application form and
find a job that works for you.


beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by thousands of acres
of wilderness, with a live trout stream, hiking trails,
waterfalls and other incredible outdoor recreation opportunities,
all right outside of your front door? We are looking for a
strong, proficient, stable couple (or single person), with a
varied skill set, to assist us with property maintenance and
care, as well as assisting with our start-up wilderness retreat
center in Western North Carolina/Northeast Georgia, in exchange
for housing, with all utilities paid, and a small monthly
stipend. Skills desired include some basic carpentry, basic
electrical/plumbing, and gardening/landscape/hardscape work.
Operation of (or assisting with site prep around) heavy
equipment, mechanical skills, woodworking/furniture making, and
greenhouse knowledge all a plus, but not necessary - more
important than anything is a can-do attitude, willingness to
learn, and do whatever is necessary to assist on the property,
from running errands and trash runs, to assisting in the building
of structures, tree removal and other tasks. Must like animals
(dogs/cats), as we have them on the property and may need
occasional assistance with pet care, and you MUST be comfortable
with remote living - we are 40 minutes, one way, to the closest
town! No pets (indoor cats considered), no kids (empty nesters
welcome), and NO DRAMA! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

REGENERATIVE FARMING in the Asheville area. Couple or single
wanted for transforming 14+ acres into a diverse regenerative
system. Knowledge of rotational grazing (sheep are descendants of
Greg Judy's flock), no-till pasture management, perennial
plantings, Silvopasture, equipment maintenance, establishing cash
flow and the ability to work with an older couple are desirable.
Housing, stipend and garden produce offered in a beautiful
setting. A good match would enjoy building a resilient life and
would renew through contact with people and natural elements.
References checked. No drugs or alcohol. Please send questions,
interests and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Mustang, Oklahoma for my private, minimal
tiny house. I will be home sometimes but your space is always
private and guaranteed. This includes A+ living standards.
Ideally this will turn into a long-term situation. Duties include
pet-care, cleaning, and gardening. The digs, plus a small salary
provided. You will need some portable income too. Please send a
letter to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


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.

HI, MY NAME IS ADREON and I'm looking for other like-minded folks
to partner with. My vision is for an art and healing centric
small farm, with barter minded people who want to partner in
buying a small farm (or if someone already has the land that
works too). I am interested in organic back to Eden style
gardening, chickens and maybe a goat or cow for milk. Nothing big
to start off. My background is organic gardening and raising
chickens with my mom in and urban setting way back. So rusty on
the particulars but willing to put in time and effort to re-learn
the farm/garden part. I enjoy art, healing modalities such as
prayer, reiki, massage and various art related therapies,
especially interested in helping kids with ADHD like my son. I'd
like folks that are interested in exploring the Christian faith
in this setting. If you are in Oregon or want to be there and
this sounds interesting, let's talk more about it. You can reach


ESTATE CARETAKER, home maintenance, groundskeeper, handyman
needed year-round in Huntingdon Valley, PA. A private family
seeks someone to care for their grounds and properties consisting
of the main residence, vacation residence and several rental
properties. The ideal candidate will be honest, hard-working,
have a positive attitude and willingness to be flexible with the
work schedule. Candidates should have skills as a handyman, as
well as carpentry, electrical, general repairs, and maintenance.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have dependable
transportation. Must pass drug, alcohol, and criminal background
checks. To apply, please email a copy of your resume or job

for someone to turn out/bring in 11 horses, clean and fill water
buckets and fill hay nets, cobweb barn monthly, sweep or rake the
alleyway to keep things neat and tidy, and use the tractor to
drag the arena. Must have references with horse experience. About
1½ hours per day. In exchange you will receive a two bedroom
1,500 square foot apartment. Ideally you will have no pets and
absolutely no children. There is an opportunity to earn money
with additional work. Can accommodate a person in school or with
outside work. Opportunity available for skilled riding as well.
Located in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Please contact


FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Newport, Rhode Island on a
magnificent Estate. Compensation negotiable, along with room and
board, car and more. The owner is on site in season (May/June -
September/October). Experience and handyman skills preferred.
Must pass a background check. Please email your resume to


PERMANENT, FULL-TIME LIVE-IN COUPLE needed near Edinburgh. This
is a fantastic opportunity to work within a historic castle in
Scotland based just seven miles from Edinburgh. You will be
working alongside another couple providing full-time support to
the principals in their private quarters. The Housekeeper will be
required to provide cooking, making three meals a day plus
occasional dinner parties (when restrictions are lifted). The
Gardener/Forester will support the gardener outdoors whilst also
assisting with general maintenance and driving. The principals
have two dogs so you must be comfortable around animals.
Accommodation is provided on the estate in the form of a two
bedroom cottage. A full driver’s license, up-to-date DBS and
recent references are required. Salary: £40,000/annually. Please
apply by mailing your resume and references to


plantation in a spacious four bedroom, 2½ bath, two story house
with pool. Must be a high energy couple, each bringing an expert
skill set. Skill sets may vary, combination may vary. Skill sets
needed are 1) horticulture/gardening, 2) fine finish carpentry
skills, 3) fine house painting. Salary is $65,000, plus housing.
Please respond by telephone only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed for a client at their private
estate in Zurich. The couple must have EU citizenship, preferably
German, Dutch, Austrian, or simply German speaking. The family
are German/Swiss nationals. Ideal skillset requirements include
housekeeping and cleaning, basic cooking, provisioning, ironing
and laundry, service at table when required, packing and
unpacking, houseman, driver, maintenance, gardening, tech
knowhow, security systems, entertainment systems, etc. Hours will
be 7 am – 5 pm. Flexibility is required. The salary is highly
competitive and staff accommodations are provided on the private
estate. To apply, please email your resume and references to


FULL-TIME GENERAL RANCH HELP NEEDED near Kerrville. General ranch
work, horseback work, cattle help needed on a family guest ranch.
Other duties will include road work, some fencing repair, and
cutting firewood, running equipment, mow and shred, help with
prescribed burns, clear cut brush, help with deer harvest
including skinning deer. This ranch is a third generation ranch.
More experience will equal more pay. Applicants must pass a
background check and drug test. Salary to be determined based on
experience and housing will be provided. To apply for this
position, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON, full-time ranch manager to
oversee 200+ acres in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin. This
position includes livestock, horses, chickens and a produce farm.
Couples welcome to apply. You will be responsible for animals,
pastures, landscape, residences and buildings, barn, roads, gates
and fencing. Will need to manage and direct all contractors and
ranch staff. Must be trustworthy, have good communication skills,
be self-motivated and able to work independently with little
direction, able to make residential repairs as needed, operate
and maintain heavy equipment, work in severe weather conditions,
and care for the property as their own. A background check and
references will be required, along with periodic drug testing.
Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A
valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
Housing possible for the right candidate(s). Salary starting at
$60,000, and will be commensurate with experience. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

single person, or couple. House and utilities provided. You will
need to do cow milking of two pet milk cows, barn chores,
miscellaneous chores, yard work, and projects as needed. I am
looking for a long-term commitment from a mature person or a
couple who have a good work ethic, and is caring and loves
animals. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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


historic bed and breakfast located in the heart of Virginia wine
country is looking for a couple to live on our property and
provide guest services and facility maintenance. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information, please visit our

CARETAKER NEEDED for our place in Floyd County, Virginia. Since
1980, we have been growing our homestead. Now, in our 70s, we are
in need of help to keep the dream going. We milk goats, care for
our chicken flock, grow delicious gardens, work in our 300 acres
of woodlands, and have full lives. Our son, daughter in love, and
granddaughters live on the land, located one mile from our old
farmhouse. We are offering a small three bedroom house and a
salary to a family or individual with a good work ethic. If you
are interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED for a vacation home in Hampton, Virginia
shared by two families. The home is a perfectly restored, a circa
1900 house on a lovely waterfront property. Our current
caretakers are retiring in July. Caretaker housing is provided in
a turn-key, one bedroom cottage apartment with laundry
facilities. Utilities included. Caretakers enjoy access to the
main house amenities when it is unoccupied, including a hot tub,
workout equipment, steam shower, smoker, pizza oven, dock, etc.
Skills in home/landscape maintenance and housekeeping,
organization, communication and a dedicated work ethic will be
required for this job. Food preparation skills and the ability to
support occasional entertaining will be a plus! Tasks include but
are not limited to: Keeping the house clean and ready for
visitors; Performing or managing maintenance of and/or repairs to
the house and property; Making sure everything is in good working
order; Arranging and overseeing contracted service work or
improvement projects such as painting, remodeling, HVAC work,
etc.; Power washing; General care and maintenance of the dock,
boat, jet skis and lifts; Improvement and maintenance of
professionally landscaped gardens and lawns; Facilitating family
visits with kitchen provisioning and some food preparation. To
apply, please email your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

of Ashland, VA, seeks a polished and professional Innkeeper or
Boutique Hotel General Manager with successful experience
operating at least 10-guest rooms and an upscale restaurant. We
will hire a Director of Operations who can run it all, Inn,
Restaurant, and Events, or hire an Innkeeper and Restaurant/F&B
Manager separately. On the restaurant manager side, we are
looking for solid beverage knowledge, especially wines. We offer
a competitive salary and onsite housing for a single or couple
without pets. Regional experience is preferred. To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MUST LOVE MUD, SWEAT AND MANURE. Exciting activities are under
way at Fried Pie Farm, an in-progress homestead in Carroll
County, VA. A mother-son team looking for organic gardening and
sustainable farming apprentices/caretakers on a lovely five acre
off-grid nearly fossil fuel free operation. We are also
establishing a bird, butterfly and bee refuge. You can learn
purest gardening, orcharding, and farming techniques in harmony
with natural and human well-being. We practice a low technology
approach to holistic agriculture and country life, using a
windmill, solar greenhouse, etc. We enjoy our own simple
home-made entertainment (music-making, board games, and reading
from the homestead library). You can learn creative and
resourceful hand-construction techniques. Learn natural health
and well-being practices from a clinical nutritionist and life
coach, and wild crafting of edible plants and medicinal herbs.
You would exchange five hours a day helping on projects for
fruit, veggies and herbs from the farm, and minute-to-minute
hands-on instruction. Must have your own transportation. We are
substance free (no alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, coffee,
nor white sugar) for optimal health. Please call


LOOKING FOR ARTISTS/CRAFTSPEOPLE to assist us in working with
wood on Orcas Island, WA. We have sixty acres of paradise on the
water with forestry and permaculture projects being put in place.
We are seeking a mature person(s) and/or family to trade for
living here, with negotiation as to how to work together
successfully. Looking for conscientious and experienced person(s)
who have the skills to work with wood that we are going to cut
from our forest and mill. We are looking to build a barn and
other small structures. Experience with rock work is beneficial.
Some caretaking may be required. We are situated near a beautiful
state park with fresh water lakes and fishing, close to the
charming village of Eastsound. It is a great opportunity for the
right person(s). For more information, please email


SEEKING A HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM to work alongside another couple
and share the duties of taking care of a senior couple. This
client has been with me for many years and I'm seeking a fun
energetic couple that have worked in the eldercare arena. Ideally
one (or both) would be CNA certified and have experience in elder
care. This couple are global travelers and enjoy many different
cuisines. One of the team must enjoy cooking, although they eat
very simply, the food must be healthy and well presented. 
Companion/Personal Care/Nursing Services - Couple sought for
-	Speak with doctors and share concerns or observations during
-	Make sure medicines are administered and taken
-	Personal hygiene, including bathing and dressing
-	Toileting and incontinence care, if required
-	Transferring to a bed or chair when needed
Administrative Services:
-	Travel arrangements (including wheelchair at the airport,
ground transportation, and lodging)
-	Track important expiration dates (e.g., passports, visas,
-	Collect mail from both the Maryland house and both Washington
Apartments and forward
-	Send a “Weekly Review” to the family regarding plans for
the next four weeks
-	Ensure availability of necessary hardware and relevant licenses
or subscriptions, e.g. mobile phone, laptop, printer/scanner
-	Control/maintain newspapers and magazines in DC; send to France
when they are there for more than a month
-	Recycle papers and take trash downstairs
 Companion/Homemaker Services:
-	Prepare all meals and/or take them out to eat
-	Schedule field trips and outings
-	Try to make sure they are walking or getting other exercise
-	Laundry and light housekeeping
-	Driving for errands, shopping, doctor visits, etc., as well as
to/from Baltimore/Washington DC
-	Keep Apartments 45 and 49 neat and clean: make beds, wash
dishes, etc.
-	General companionship and socialization
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Lake Geneva, WI. An experienced
professional is needed to assist the long-term Estate Manager of
a large, beautifully maintained private waterfront estate in Lake
Geneva, WI. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three
years of property caretaking experience and be a trustworthy team
player. Must possess a hands-on and can-do attitude with strong
organization and communication skills, and will have the ability
to take a commonsense approach to identifying and resolving
issues. The primary responsibilities include assisting with the
management of the grounds, homes, recreational areas, vehicles,
boats, and equipment. The Property Caretaker will also schedule
and meet with service providers, understand, and maintain the
mechanical systems, and assist the household staff with large
tasks. This is a newly created full-time, year-round position
with an exceptional compensation and benefits package. Immediate
or flexible start date available. Housing accommodations
available. Please apply for consideration for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This position has a flexible start date. 


A SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITION is available at a historic
Wyoming dude ranch. Nestled in the Bighorn Mountains and
surrounded by a million acres of national forest,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an opening for a maintenance position.
We are looking for a hard-working individual with plumbing and
electrical experience. Salary will be contingent on experience,
and an additional bonus will be paid at the end of season. Room
and board also included. To apply, please email

COUPLE NEEDED for cook/housekeeping/dishwasher/maintenance help
at a Wyoming ranch in Ucross, WY. This is a seasonal position at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, but may be full-time for the right couple.
One of the couple must be able to cook, or willing to learn (we
will train). The other will be a part-time dishwasher, and spend
the rest of the time doing maintenance work. Cabin provided with
all utilities. Must be non-smokers, no drugs, no pets. To apply,
please send your resume (with at least three references) to


Northern New Jersey, N.Y.C., Westchester. A five year Airbnb
Superhost and her Property Manager husband are seeking a six
month caretaking position in the New York City metro area from
July 1, 2021 through the end of the year. We have day jobs but
have flexibility to handle anything which might come up during
the regular work week. Dependable, reliable, capable, and
competent. Both are healthy, active non-smokers. The Airbnb
Superhost is a Christian Educator and has a strong background in
bookkeeping.  She is highly organized and technologically savvy.
The Property Manager background includes years of handyman work
in old churches and in private homes and a full complement of
tools and knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc., and
has current Black Seal License for operation of low pressure
steam boilers. For more info please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Responsible, mature, professional non-smoking lady seeks New
England based house and pet sitting opportunities, in exchange
for accommodations and utilities (must have Wi-Fi as I work
remotely part-time). Can do short or long-term stays within 150
miles of Boston, MA. Interviews via phone or video are preferred
in advance; excellent references available. Please email

Professional Real Estate Caretaker Available. Imagine a
professional real estate manager is taking care of your large
property or estate. Managing your work crews, household staff, or
performing other duties you may need to have done. Or maybe just
living on the property and ensuring that it is kept safe and
secure. With a professional who is licensed and insured, your
property’s daily operations are in good hands and will maintain
a high standard of presentation. Will consider all types of
properties such as Oceanfront retreat properties, Farms, Green
Projects, and more. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a caretaker position in exchange for private housing.
Will provide housecleaning, picking up mail, errands, care of
pets - including farm animals. About me: highly dependable,
detail oriented, non-smoker, non-drinker, loves animals, and I am
an experienced caretaker. Flexible to location, but I prefer the
Northeast, New England, Florida, or California.  Please call

Country property manager position wanted in Texas.
1. On-site private housing preferred
2. Have extensive event management experience
3. Have toured the world with internationally known entertainers
as a production/tour manager
4. Bondable, loyal and hardworking
5. Vietnam Vet with an honorable discharge

Supportive Household Manager/Personal Assistant available.
Seeking a client in need of rightsizing support and management.
Available 11-01-2021 in the Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice,
Florida region. Administrative Tasks, Appointments, Budget,
Errands, Gardening, Household Tasks, Meal Prep, and Trades
Oversight. I am a companionable, creative, EXPERIENCED, friendly,
hardworking and resourceful helpmate. Available for 6, 12 or 18
month contracts. Please email for my bio/references/resume at

Semi-retired, single female, 65, non-smoker, non-drinker and drug
free seeks short-term housesitting in South Texas (Austin, San
Antonio, Houston and rural areas in between). Am dependable,
clean, quiet and will treat your home with respect. Can offer:
light gardening, care for small domestic animals, mail
collection, security/presence on your property and more if
needed. Please contact me by text or leave a message at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will return your call, or email

                                                        New York
House/Apartment Sitter available. Professional female with
excellent references. Currently engaged, available July 12.

Are you seeking a hard worker? Are you in need of a person who is
a Can-Do, Will-Do 100% of the job and not a half-fast, lazy,
cutting-corner person? Then look no further. My name is Carlos
Bressler and I am a multi-faceted, skilled worker with great
references and a clean record and lifestyle. I’m 40, single
with no children and currently work for myself as a General
Contractor. I can serve you in a working capacity or housesit for
you while you’re away on vacation or a long-term trip both in
exchange for housing and utilities covered. I’m flexible and
easy-going and value integrity and good character. I’m
currently located in San Antonio, Texas and find this place very
loud for me. My hope is to go somewhere quieter than here, away
from the jets, trucks and motorcycles that race on the freeways.
LOL. I don’t watch TV, but enjoy reading. I’m also a
Christian who attends church weekly who cares about loving his
neighbors. To learn more about me, feel free to call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks for listening.

Experienced caretaker couple seeks a caretaker position in
Northern Idaho or Northern Montana. We are self-motivated,
driven, reliable, and friendly. Running/repairing equipment,
maintenance, light remodel, supervising teams or working as a
team. Excellent references. Available to start June, 2021. Please

Oregon Bound. Quiet web developer (and her little dog too) seek a
peaceful cottage, ADU, etc., to rent in Corvallis beginning late
summer/early fall (dates flexible). Would also consider a
property caretaking position. He: 20 lb. Chiweenie Jack Russell
mix, gentle and sweet. Me: Human female, less sweet, but well
behaved. We: Low-key homebodies who dig the occasional adventure.
No substances, no drama. Looking to get re-established in the
Willamette Valley after a much too long absence. Please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you'd like to chat.

Seeking a house/pet sitting opportunity while I write and do
meditation studies. I’m transitioning out of tour guide work in
Philadelphia. Responsible, detail-oriented non-smoker with
experience and great references. I love animals - have two cats
with my partner and I run with my parent’s American Shephard.
For a sense of me, search my meditations on YouTube (Marianne
Ruane Spiritual Practitioner). Thank you for your consideration.

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.

Hello, I am a 59-year-old, SWF with a small dog (6 lbs.) seeking
a salaried caretaker position. My past experience includes being
a travel agent: 15 years, property caretaker: 14 years, nurse’s
aide: 5 years and owner of a housekeeping company for seven
years. I am a nonsmoker, with my own car and debt free. I will be
available as of July 2021. Preferring the southeastern USA. My
hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading, and fine painting.
Prefer a nonsmoking, more conservative household with my own
private area and Wi-Fi. I love all types of pets. I am willing to
garden, clean, cook, shop, elder care preferred over childcare.

                                           Caretaking Designer
My career as a Full Service Property Consultant has allowed me to
investigate, map, design and operate unique properties around the
globe. Now I am looking for a long-term project that will benefit
from my stewardship. I have found some of my favorite situations
through The Caretaker Gazette and now I am here to let a new
project find me. I look forward to meeting you hearing about how
we can support your property. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
And visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX My resume and an expanded
portfolio are available upon request.

Western states: 55-year-old teacher. Athletic, handy,
independent, artistic, responsible. Animal/property care
experience, with great references. Recovering from brain
injuries: physical work, nature, quiet, swimming needed.
Profoundly grateful for an opportunity! Please email

Currently working in South Dakota but looking to relocate in the
fall to an operation that I can improve my horsemanship and
roping skills on. I would prefer a long-term opportunity. I am
23, single, no children and looking to put the roots down. I can
fix fence, doctor cattle, skilled in all aspects of calving, I
can run just about any equipment and implements shy of a road
grader. I am a competent welder and mechanic. I don’t drink
much and I don’t smoke but I do use smokeless tobacco. I’m
quiet and don’t have much to say I don’t have a temper or an
attitude. I have my own horse and tack and a cow dog that will be
coming with me. I would prefer a cowboy operation but will
consider wrangler, guide and herdsman positions as long as they
aren’t seasonal and no feedlots or row crop. I need practice
roping but I can do it well enough to get the job done. I am in
good health and ready to work sun up to sun down. Prior service
with the Army and I work well as a team and an individual highly
motivated self-starter that doesn’t need to be babysat to do
good work. I am well-spoken and respectful. I have a clean
driving record with one fine for an expired driver license in the
last four years, and I am willing to be drug tested. Would prefer
housing be provided, and pay is negotiable. Preference for
somewhere in the mountains. Thanks for looking. Please call

Clean, dependable, handy couple seeks long-term
housesitting/petsitting in the DC/DMV area. Employed, working
remotely, and need stable internet. We don't smoke/drink/use
drugs. Will care for your home/pets like family. References
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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small. To learn more, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XENIA STUDIO began with the quest to find a beautiful yet simple
pair of earrings that was affordable but not fast-fashion. When
owner Vanessa couldn't find what she was looking for, she taught
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 	Over the decades many of our advertisers and subscribers, both
property owners and caretakers/housesitters, have discussed their
healthcare situation and possible insurance options/alternatives
with us. My wife and I dropped our current medical insurance when
the premiums jumped to $2,000 per month with a $12,000 annual
deductible. We switched to a $354 per month healthcare program
for called Medi-Share.
I wanted to send you some information about Medi-Share as I
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Like us, you and your family could join their community of
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I hope this helps!
Take care, Gary C. Dunn, Publisher THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
became my pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true
happenings during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the
open range while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into
usable cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later
in the other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among
wild cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin’ out in Arizona’s
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s your chance to ride along
with me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining introduction with many colored pictures at
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