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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

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THIS IS OUR 238th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 40, Number 4       

July/August 2022        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 30 states
and 10 countries
Caretaker Profile
Domestic Couple - Working for the ultra-wealthy: Michael and Mary
Younts
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED. Seeking a stable couple to assist with
land and home caretaking in exchange for free lodging in a brand
new three bedroom/two bathroom furnished mobile home on the same
premises as the landowner property in Helena, AL. Includes
dishes, washer/dryer, appliances, beds, living room furnishings,
TV’s, and more. The caretaker couple will be responsible for
paying power, internet, and cable TV – water service is
provided. The husband’s duties include: weekend/evening grass
cutting and general home maintenance (all lawn equipment, riding
mowers, tractors, tools, etc. provided). Must have general
experience with maintenance, tools, and equipment. The wife’s
duties include: weekly housekeeping, and some meal preparation
from time to time. Children and pets are welcome. We are in the
McAdory School zone. To arrange for an interview, interested
parties should text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ALASKA

ALASKA OPPORTUNITY: Now taking applications for summer
caretaker-helpers on our gorgeous 600 acre ‘homestead’ near
amazing Homer, Alaska. All kinds of skills useful; carpentry,
power tools, chainsaws, mechanics, saw milling, farm equipment,
dump truck and dozer operators, gardening, rock masonry,
orchardist, lawn care. Lots of projects this summer! Several
accommodations available; off grid tiny house located at the
orchard, shared basement apartment/bunkhouse with amenities for
singles or couple, off grid cabin at our private beach property
(has a hot tub), a second basement apartment with amenities at
another location. Help needed now through September/October. A
stipend will be available for over 20 hours/week. A vehicle may
be available or bring your own. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, Alaska, this summer (minimum
mid-June - end of July) 2022. Your own RV will be required. Free
campsite and some pay for facilities and guest care at beautiful
Blueberry Lake Campgrounds (No RV hookups, Wi-Fi, and limited
phone). Enjoy stunning views, fishing, hiking, wildlife, cooking
out, quiet for napping and reading. The site has communal vault
toilets, and a water hand pump. Personal picnic table, fire ring.
We provide for the host: storage space, kayak, bikes, and tank
dumping nearby. Bring your own paddleboard/other gear. Dogs are
welcome. Located 24 miles to town. For more information and to
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a live-in caretaking couple to
help on our rural property in northern Arizona. Seeking
assistance with property maintenance, organic garden, small
vineyard, landscaping and BnB house cleaning. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To learn more and see photos, please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART of a beautiful non-profit Animal
Sanctuary in Eagar. Caretaker needed immediately for a 20 acre
ranch. We are searching for a quiet, calm, non-smoking person.
Fifteen hours a week to take care of nine horses, nine chickens,
a very friendly rooster and free eggs included. References
required. We can discuss those details if you are interested in
applying. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER couple needed at a family ranch in the
Rimrock area. The job involves lawn mowing, sprinkling,
irrigation ditch maintenance, house cleaning and upkeep, handyman
work, and feeding the livestock. Housing offered along with a
salary of $45,000 - $50,000. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SIX ROOM TUCSON B&B, close to the University of Arizona, seeks
an experienced two person Innkeeper team to operate and live
on-site with your own car. This year round position starts now
and includes a competitive compensation package. Guest services
include end-to-end lodging cycle tasks. Maintain reservations,
define and execute marketing plans, provide personalized
check-in/out, cook daily three-course breakfast, day-to-day
housekeeping, housekeeping support, housekeeping supply
re-stocking, breakfast foods and supplies re-stocking, and
property, landscape and pool maintenance. Manage all aspects of
the guest experience from initial reservation to their 5 Star
review. Manage the reservation system, B&B home systems and
applications. Manage OTA’s. Manage daily/nightly site security.
Seek new local partnerships and maintain existing partnerships.
Applicants required to provide a photo ID and a driver’s
license, resume and references. No pets. Check out our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BEAUTIFUL HOBBY RANCH in the Southern Arizona Mountains seeks
an animal caretaker for dogs, cats, goats, sheep, alpaca, cows,
chickens, peacocks ... but mainly the dogs. Will involve cleanup
chores and running a floor machine. You will need your own camper
trailer, and vet tech experience is a plus. You will need to live
on site and be flexible on the schedule. Fifth wheel
accommodations will be provided for you. Looking for like-minded
people to have a peaceful low drama living and working
environment. You can bring own horse or ride ours. Applicants
must be able to pass a background check. You can apply by
emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary, I just accepted a caretaking position out of your
May/June Gazette issue, and have committed to be in the absentee
property owner’s home for at least a year. I don’t want to be
tempted by other caretaker opportunities that you will be
publishing over the next year. Is there any way to put my
subscription on hold for a while? Please let me know. Thanks in
advance for all you do at the Gazette. Sincerely, Michael R.,
Sarasota, FL

Hi Michael, congratulations on getting another caretaker
position in Florida! We can help any subscriber by putting an
active subscription on hold, and then wait for that subscriber to
contact us in the future to restart their subscription. I see
that you have four issues left on your Gazette subscription, so
we will deactivate your subscription today, and place a hold on
it with a note that you have four issues left on your Gazette
subscription. You can contact us again in the future when you are
ready for us to reactivate your account here with your four
remaining issues.

Thanks to our caretaker-wanted ad, we now have two wonderful
caretakers living on our retreat. We provide the caretakers with
the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful spots on the
planet and volunteer their labors to make it possible for
teachers to offer an affordable retreat time to their students.
The first couple I had through our previous ad with you, were the
best ones I have had. So good news from your publication:
results! Happy days. Judith S., Ely, MN

Judith, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ad in the
Gazette resulted in positive responses to help you with your
property needs there. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the good word about the Gazette to
other property owners in your area who can use it.

Hi Gary, hope you and your family are doing well. I have not
received any periodic email updates from The Caretaker Gazette
for quite some time and I do believe my subscription is still
good. Would appreciate your response. Thanks! Jennifer P., Long
Beach, CA

Hi Jennifer, thanks for writing. We email updates to your
gmail.com email address every week. Sometimes email providers
such as gmail.com inadvertently put emails in the Spam Folder. If
you find our email updates in your Spam Folder, check the little
box next to our email update and then toward the top of your
screen, click on “Not spam” so our updates arrive in your
Inbox and not your Spam folder. You can also log into your
account anytime, and you can see the latest email update that we
emailed to you right on your Welcome Back page after you log
in.

I’ve noticed that many caretaker job listings in the Gazette
contain only an email address for readers to use when responding
to the ad. This is very frustrating because I don’t have a
computer and have to drive to my local library to use their
computer to answer various ads. Can you do anything about this?
Leon S. Stratton, CO

Leon, I wish we could include all the details in each listing,
but we don’t control the landowners who place their own ads in
the Gazette. When we have asked many of the landowners to include
their phone number and/or address, some of them have said that
they value their privacy and prefer to remain somewhat
confidential with just their email address. Others have said they
only want an email address in their listing to screen out
applicants who don’t use email, since one of their requirements
is to have the caretaker send a regular email message to the
landowner regarding the status of their property. We have no
control over the way landowners want to advertise with us. I hope
you understand.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

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

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ARKANSAS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 15 through September 1, 2022. 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 out of the country. No pets, no smoking,
and the housesitter must have a car in good working condition.
Our guesthouse is large and modern with a 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed on Fraser Island, off
the eastern Queensland coast. This caretaker position is open now
and includes free accommodation in a private two bedroom cabin on
Fraser Island – unpaid. The caretaker’s cabin is well away
from the rentals with a lounge room, kitchen, laundry, and
bathroom veranda with BBQ and table and chairs, ceiling fans, and
a fire pit. The duties and responsibilities for this unpaid
position are: you would be living there as the caretaker on the
block with two houses on 1.5 acres of land; keep the two houses
clean inside and out once a week (about eight hours work in that
job) per couple; keep the grass mowed with a ride-on mower and
garden work (about one hour a week) per couple; general handyman
duties around the property (about two hours a week) per couple.
In total the work to be done around the property would take
roughly about 11 hours a week. No animals are allowed on the
island. You must like living in a very remote part of the island
(Fraser Island). You must have handyman skills and cleaning
skills must have a four-wheel drive car. If you are looking for a
short-term caretaking position - this isn’t for you, we are
looking long-term only. It’s a great place to relax in all the
spare time you will have, oceans, surf fishing, calm water
fishing, salt water rock pools for swimming close by, freshwater
lakes and rainforests. There will be plenty of time if you need
to leave the island now and then - that is not a problem. Other
than your normal living costs you have to pay for nothing. Once a
month we pay for the barge and fuel for you to be able to get
your supplies. Local caretaker couples should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions. 

MY HUSBAND AND I OPERATE A TOURIST ATTRACTION, retail shop and
cafe on Kangaroo Island. We are looking for a couple with their
own RV who are looking to enjoy beautiful Kangaroo Island for a
while. We would like someone to start ASAP. We are wanting
someone to help with our grounds man and cleaning jobs for about
one hour each morning, five days a week in exchange for power,
water, gas and laundry facilities. Depending on your skills there
will be paid work. We have plenty that needs doing in many areas
plus help in the shop and cafe. We will provide an area for you
to live that will be next to a laundry, toilet and shower block
on our farm. South Australian applicants should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKERS POSITION AVAILABLE. Misty Mountains is
situated on 100 beautiful acres of rainforest at Bellenden Ker,
set in the foothills of Wooroonooran National Park and 15 minutes
away from the Babinda Village (45 minutes from Cairns,
Queensland). This position would ideally suit a
semi-retired/retired couple wanting to enjoy the beauty of nature
in a rainforest setting. If you are used to city noises this will
be a treat as the only sounds you’ll hear are early morning
Kookaburras laughing and a variety of birds singing across the
forest. If you are lucky you may see a cassowary or two,
butterflies and small lizards abound. A short walk leads to a
small flowing river suitable for bathing. The position comes with
a self-contained, air conditioned, furnished unit to live in on
the property with all linen provided, access to laundry
facilities, Wi-Fi and Netflix. There is also a garage for your
vehicle when no guests are on the property. Phone coverage is
limited but access via messenger is available. The position is to
caretake the unique homestead and rainforest retreat
accommodation and assist with general maintenance of the property
such as mowing, pool cleaning/maintenance, gardening and general
maintenance so you will need to be able to demonstrate
proficiency using power tools, chainsaw, whipper snipper, zero
turn ride on mower skills, as well as chook pen and veggie patch
upkeep for one person and general housekeeping with an eye to
detail for the homestead and guests for the other person. You
will need to be physically fit as the property is not flat, a
self-starter, be able to prioritize work and work autonomously as
well as a team, 2 to 2.5 hours per day each (four to five hours
total) five days a week, and in return will be provided with a
generous weekly allowance to be negotiated with the successful
candidates depending on skill levels. You will need to be
flexible and available for weekend work should the changeover of
guests coincide with a weekend. Preference is for stays of a
minimum of three months but we are open to longer periods for the
right couple. Preference will be given to non-smokers and
definitively no pets allowed or children, as this is an adults
only retreat. If you are in Australia and interested in applying,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Note: Access to the property is
via a three kilometer narrow gravel road within a rainforest
setting, so it is not suitable for either a caravan, motorhome or
camper.

VOLUNTEER CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Tomato
Island), Limmen National Park, Northern Territory. Do you love
camping, fishing and exploring National Parks? Are you great with
people and at ease in remote areas? Are you looking for a holiday
with a difference? Then we have just the volunteer opportunity
for you! Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife are seeking a
Volunteer Caretaker to help with general duties at the remote
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the Roper River in Limmen National Park.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a popular campground accessible to
independent campers and caravaners, especially in the busy dry
season from April to October… and it has some of the best
Barramundi fishing in the Northern Territory! Volunteers need to
be independent, experienced in campground hosting or caretaking
and comfortable in remote areas. Air conditioned accommodation is
provided and the caretakers will receive a free campground pass
to NTG managed parks and reserves as a thank you for their
efforts. Duties include: mowing, daily cleaning of amenities,
weed control, brush cutting, welcoming visitors, providing basic
visitor information and reporting any issues through to the
Rangers who are responsible for the management of the Park. A
minimum four week placement is preferred. Volunteers will be
required to have a National Police Check and First Aid training
which will be reimbursed to approved volunteers during the
placement (not required to apply). Proof of Covid-19 vaccination
status is also required. Approximately four hours per day is
spent volunteering with the rest of your day free to fish, relax
or explore. Training and induction will be provided by Park
Rangers. For further information about this position please
contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

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 or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

ONSITE SEASONAL LODGE GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED for a rustic
lakefront lodge in Kit Carson, California. A seasonal lodge
General Manager is needed for our lakefront lodge that offers
three-meal dining, marina rentals, and a general store. The
General Manager's season is until October 31. The lodge closes
October 15. There is the potential to stay full-time as we are
buying a nearby winter-season lodge. Requirements: Prior seasonal
General Manager experience with a rustic lodge or resort, of at
least 20-rooms, with multiple outlets including restaurant,
store, and activity rentals. Experience supervising cross-trained
department leads: lodging, restaurant, rentals, store, and
maintenance. Must be a hands-on team player. Able to commit to
remain in position until October 31 and, ideally, able and
willing to consider moving to a nearby winter season lodge for
year-round employment. Compensation: $6,000 per month, paid
hourly. Housing and utilities are included. Please submit your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE GENERAL CARETAKER needed in Valley Center, California on a
small animal rescue ranch. This is a long-term position. Trailer
live-in, and utilities paid in exchange for a ranch caretaker.
You will need to have strong handyman skills and know irrigation.
No drinking or smoking. Extra work past this exchange available
at $100 a day. A separate large deck project can be negotiated.
For more information, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful 40 acre ranch in Upper Ojai,
California. Looking for a live-in caretaker (couples welcome too)
to manage this amazing residential property. Agriculture,
landscape, groundskeeping, and irrigation experience are a must.
Willing to get your hands dirty and tend to gardens, orchards,
maintenance of the property, and repairs around the homes.
Oversee and assist with renovations, manage minimal staff,
organize, use a computer, resourceful, with handyman knowledge,
i.e., electrical, plumbing, and can do all of the various
projects around the property or find the right people who can.
Knows how to operate a tractor, self-starter, can troubleshoot,
and solve challenges. Willing to do errands, ensure all of the
needed supplies are on hand. Comfortable greeting guests and
making sure visiting our ranch is a delightful experience. Must
drive, be English speaking, Spanish a plus, but not mandatory. We
want our home to feel like yours and as busy professionals we
need reliable, honest experienced help! Dog friendly, no smoking,
athletic, not afraid to take on new projects, creative ideas,
easy going a must. We want someone who takes great pride in their
work and will take on all of the duties that need attention. No
livestock or horses just two beautiful dogs. Salary $80,000 +
work truck provided. Looking for someone from Ojai County,
Ventura County, Santa Barbara County or the neighboring areas.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TREE WORK/FOREST THINNING needed on a private property in
exchange for a beautiful and quiet place to stay in your RV this
summer (or longer) in the foothills of Northern California. Must
be experienced, motivated and hard-working. Optional: help with
weed-eating and pond management (cattails and algae). We are very
private and quiet people and are looking for the same. Must be a
non-smoker. No drugs. Bring your own RV. Porta-Potty provided.
Water but no electricity. Garden space and pasture available.
Will share raw milk from a dairy cow, garden produce and eggs.
This position is available now, near Placerville. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a duck hunting club located in Northern
California’s Suisun Marsh, seeks a year-round, on-site
caretaker. Working couples or singles are welcome to apply
(provided you meet the job duties required). Duties include
preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner two days per week during duck
season (typically three months, from late October through late
January) and maintenance of the house and grounds, handling
purchasing and shopping for meals during duck season, and for
house supplies year-round, operation and monitoring of water
control gates, operation and monitoring of fresh water conversion
system for the house, maintenance and care of club grounds,
including field work, some knowledge of the use of tractors and
implements like mowers, v-ditchers, discs, etc. are a substantial
bonus for the position, light maintenance of club equipment,
tractor, 4-wheelers, etc., maintaining the overall security of
the club property. Handyman-like skills are a very strong plus.
Salary will be dependent on experience and capabilities. Free
housing and utilities in a 2-bedroom house will be provided.
Hunting privileges are not allowed. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LANDSITTER NEEDED for off-the-grid living in Hivista, CA. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE ROOM AND BOARD AVAILABLE for a single caretaker,
groundskeeper, maintenance person. Looking for a full-time,
live-in person to care for a two acre property. The work hours
are somewhat flexible. We are in a wonderful part of Fresno, east
of town out in the country. It’s wonderfully peaceful. General
property maintenance, pool, and pond maintenance, as well as yard
maintenance are helpful as well. Work will be in exchange for a
free room and board and use of this wonderful property, and
grounds. Single occupancy only, and sorry, no pets. On-site
interviews will begin soon. To apply, please email your resume
first to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in exchange for a cabin in
Pleasant Valley, CA. Experience preferred for this ranch
caretaker opportunity. Three horses and three dogs need to be
cared for five days a week in exchange for the one bedroom/one
bathroom cabin (occasional weekends too). Weed eating/wood
cutting/fence repairing needed on the nine acre ranch (five acres
are usable). $80 a month for electricity. Hoping to find someone
who can move in next weekend and can start immediately. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Beautiful natural
environment, individual or couple considered. Organized,
including some office and computer work, and organic gardening.
Some animal care, light cleaning and healthy food preparation.
Any building construction and handyman skills are a big plus.
Willing to relocate. Appreciate email and phone contact
information. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A FULL-TIME DAIRY COW RANCH CARETAKER is needed in Trabuco
Canyon. Responsibilities include caring for cows, and maintaining
the barn. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing,
and milking the cow. Clean and maintain the animal housing areas.
Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently. A minimum of
1+ years’ experience is required. Must have a good attitude and
be able to get along with others. Must have your own
transportation. Looking for compassionate, full-time helpers.
Salary will be $24,000, and housing may be offered. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE OR ONE PERSON NEEDED in Pacific
Palisades. A couple or individual who is legal, vaccinated,
honest, with a valid driver’s license, is needed for a live-in
position with a WLA family (large property, three adults,
animals, and an informal lifestyle). The job requirements are
cooking, housekeeping, handy person skills, and some chauffeuring
and car maintenance. Need to be English speaking, non-smoking,
and experienced with solid references. Work five days a week,
Tuesday – Saturday. A salary of $80,000 a year (for a couple),
plus benefits, provided. The couple/person would live for free
(housing, electricity, gas and internet provided) in a recently
redone 800 sq. ft. one bedroom cabin, with full bath and kitchen.
Serious inquiries only please. Please send your resume or work
history and qualifications to April, with "LIVE-IN" in the
Subject line to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

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 Europe. We will be gone from June 15 until October 1. 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.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME, live in (or live out) Family
Assistant at the residence of a family in Vancouver, BC (in the
Kitsilano area). Trustworthy, discreet, and responsible, you will
assist the mother with the smooth daily operations of the
residence. The right candidate is proactive, energetic, and
detail-oriented, as well as adaptable, flexible, and able to meet
requirements, always with the family’s wellbeing at heart. You
will travel with the family to domestic and international
destinations. Household duties will include: keeping the house
tidy - kitchen, playroom, bedrooms, children's bedrooms, help
with general organization, assistance with laundry, trash and
recycling management, keeping the car interior clean, help with
general childcare, as needed, including projects and schoolwork
with the children, help with meal preparation, help to prepare
healthy snacks, assist with the management of the pantry and
fridge and restocking as needed, running errands, and handling
general requests as needed. Requirements are a minimum of three
years of similar work experience, have a strong work ethic and
communication skills, professional, discreet and maintain
confidentiality at all times, must have a current legal working
status in Canada, must have up to date CPR certification, must be
fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and you must like dogs. This
is a smoke-free environment. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

TELLURIDE PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE. This position
has a salary up to $75,000 with housing, health insurance, and
two weeks paid vacation. The work includes: organization, running
errands, gardening, house cleaning, light ranch work, occasional
cooking, caring for pets and houseplants, etc. If interested,
please email a short cover letter, resume and photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SUMMER HELP on a private fishing retreat
located in the heart of Colorado on the Taylor River. We have a
few openings from housekeeping, gardening, waitstaff, and lawn
maintenance. We have limited housing and will work with any
situation we can. We have excellent pay and gas allowance. This
is a very beautiful place and wonderful environment to spend the
summer. Please contact us with any questions by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE ON THE PROPERTY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado. Clean, quiet,
well maintained two bedroom, one bathroom home to trade for
part-time caretaker/handyman projects and maintenance. Work
averages 20 hours per week. Schedule is flexible but you must be
able to feed and clean for two horses twice daily five days a
week. You should be a homebody who loves quiet country life, not
afraid to work in all kinds of weather. Duties include lawn and
pasture mowing, brush mitigation, snow removal, barn and corral
cleaning, plus other similar chores, maintenance work, occasional
errands, and minor repairs. You must be able to operate a tractor
and power tools and do all the light maintenance on the
equipment. You must know how to work around horses, work safely,
and be reliable and honest. This is an ideal job for a person who
has a pension or works from home. This is not a job for someone
who needs to commute to work in town. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CONNECTICUT 

I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who loves cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from July 1 through September 30. I have
four well-mannered cats to care for and am searching for a true
cat-lover. This is a rent-free position, with no salary. You must
have good references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
me know why you would make a great house/cat-sitter here.
Thanks.

HELP NEEDED starting June 1. A charming one bedroom apartment
attached to a gorgeous historic Colonial home, surrounded by a
wooded wonderland in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Lots of
privacy, a perfect place to work on your own project. Single or
couple who could work halftime for the estate in return for
housing with all utilities and possible additional hours for an
hourly rate of $25. Basic home maintenance indoors and outside.
Lawn and gardening skills are essential. Applicants must have
recent caretaking experience with excellent references from
employers. Hospitality skills are also a plus for help with
part-time renters. Also required is a Covid 19 vaccination with
booster and clean background check. Please send your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN COUPLE REQUIRED near Cambridge and Newmarket. We are
looking for an enthusiastic and engaging couple to join a small
team looking after a country house and park, as well as the
family. A two bedroom lodge cottage onsite, with a small garden,
is included. The principal roles are to include driving, grounds
maintenance, housekeeping, plus some cooking and help with
administration.  You would also need to help with security around
the property and help look after the family’s dogs. Tasks
(divided between the couple depending on experience and
capability) include general driving duties in the owner’s
vehicles, supporting the existing gardeners/groundskeepers to
maintain the garden, park and woodland on the property (about 120
acres), help with general housekeeping duties, including
cleaning, laundry and some cooking, helping with administration
and the day-to-day management of the house, including
co-ordination of contractors, help with security around the
property, and help feeding/exercising the family’s dogs. The
successful candidates will need to be: engaging, with good
interpersonal and communication skills, experienced team players
who work well with others, including third-party contractors and
the local community, confident and proactive self-starters who
are alert and able to spot when something needs to be done, and
polite and friendly. We anticipate this will be the equivalent of
either two full-time roles or one full-time and one part-time
role. The exact division of roles and hours between the couple
will depend on capability and experience. Some roles/duties may
be shared. Pension contributions will be paid into a NEST or
other officially recognized pension fund, 21 days annual leave,
plus statutory holidays. References will be required. Please
apply by mailing your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a private French country property
situated in the Loire Valley. This would suit a non-smoking
couple who ideally have had experience of living in France along
with a basic understanding of the French language. Duties include
the maintenance of the grounds and basic housekeeping. The
salaried position offers paid holiday and independent
accommodation. The owners are generally resident for around six
months each year. References will be required. Please apply by
mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

FARM CARETAKER NEEDED at an 88 acre family farm in northwest
Georgia. A couple (or individual) is needed part-time, to
live-in, and work five hours daily in the mornings. Must be
experienced, and have references. Requirements: Equipment
maintenance/upkeep, landscaping, small chicken house, gardens,
fencing, road (gravel) maintenance/home repairs/some driving and
auto maintenance. A nice two bedroom home (you pay utilities)
plus $500 - $600 month salary depending on experience, provided
in exchange for seven days a week work, five hours daily. Must be
physically fit. Prefer a couple but will consider a single
individual. No smokers or drinkers. A background, driving, and
criminal check required. This is a long-term position. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

LIVE ON THE SPECTACULAR HAMAKUA COAST of the Big Island of
Hawaii. Couple needed, (either a man and woman or two women) to
take care of our 93-year-old mother, as well as maintain the
property (four buildings and the grounds). Driver’s license and
car required. The couple would have their own private bedroom and
bath in mom’s cottage. At 93, mom’s main issue is mobility.
She is a fall risk and requires someone to assist with her
walking. The couple needs to prepare her meals, help with bathing
and dressing, social engagement, and occasional trips to town,
shopping, and doctors. Property maintenance includes cleaning of
hales, mowing lawns, tending to trees and plants. Come plant your
own garden and vegetables. Live off the Aina. $1,000/week plus
room and board. Only serious inquiries please. Contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN FARMWORKER AND KITCHEN HELP NEEDED in Kilauea –
Kaua’i, Hawaii. This is a unique opportunity for a reliable,
energetic self-starter to learn and grow with a small family farm
on Kaua'i. Must love animals and have some background in kitchen
work. Driver's license required for deliveries. Help with garden,
orchard, farmers' markets, and milking goats. General animal
care, barn maintenance, and similar ranch jobs. We are also
beekeepers and would love to have someone experienced with bees!
We offer comfortable, modest housing with Wi-Fi access. It is a
small cottage with a full-kitchen and bathroom. Furnished with
all you need, but suitable for one person only. All utilities are
included. Limited use of an on-farm vehicle for shopping, etc. We
encourage employees to acquire their own vehicles. We own two
beautiful properties on the island of Kaua'i. We are only a few
miles away from beautiful beaches. We are four miles from the
nearest small town for shopping and ten miles from supermarkets
and commercial shopping. Food processing and packaging three days
each week. Hours will vary each week - between 35 - 40. The job
will require a minimum of four 2-hour milking shifts weekly. Two
days off weekly. Our hourly salary starts at $14.00. Farm produce
available and a discount on value-added products such as cheese,
kitchen specialties, etc. We employ three full-time workers and
two to three interns at the orchard property. Definitely will
give preference to candidates seeking a long-term position, and
currently living in Hawaii. Proof of Covid 19 Vaccination
required. To learn more please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape to 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 U.S. 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 for
bedding, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend.
Lastly, we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to
explore the island. This is a “work for hire” position and
does not imply employment. You must carry health and auto
insurance for yourself. 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 32+ 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 in mid-2022. 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. Do not fool yourself, it is
hard work, but well worth it. 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 FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp, or
Zoom. Please have one of these options available for your
interviews.  No drug use or smoking of any kind, and we expect
responsible alcohol use! We do not accept applicants with
children or pets. 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!

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND. Seeking a reliable, stable couple
(non-smokers/drug users) by July 1, 2022 for managers here in
paradise. Caretake/manage ten acre coffee farm with four Airbnbs.
Must have prior hospitality experience (preferably in Hawaii) for
managing the farm/Airbnbs. Must love what you do and have
customer service skills. You both have great communication skills
and are strong, healthy and active. One has handyman and
construction skills (carpentry, painting, and plumbing/electrical
repair) and landscaping, pruning, mowing, etc. The other has
great people skills, a neat/clean aesthetic and deals with Airbnb
guests seven days/week. You handle the Airbnb website, bookings,
maintain/clean Airbnbs and are familiar with computers,
QuickBooks, and the Airbnb website and pay farm bills. The couple
does gardening, landscaping, pick up supplies in town, keep
buildings in good repair and does small upgrades to the
structures. Includes mowing, weed whacking, pruning, etc., and no
work on the coffee trees. In exchange for 60 hours/week (total
combined for the couple), we provide a two bedroom home with
spectacular ocean views with a huge lanai. The farm is 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, reimbursed for
mileage when using your truck on farm errands and dump runs, plus
a monthly stipend geared to your experience level and increases
over time. Please send resumes only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We
will promptly respond.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in the forest in the Far East of Iceland from
September 3 to September 18, 2022. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers will be working on a project in the beautiful
Hallormsstaoaskogur National Forest doing nature and
environment-oriented tasks. Hallormsstaoaskogur is the largest
wooded area of the country. The reforestation of the area has
been going on since a protection law was passed in 1899. The
oldest part of the woodland is accessible by good hiking trails.
The area offers a great variety of trails, such as one through
the deepest valley of the country and one up to Sandfell where
the view is quite magnificent. Small streams run through the land
where visitors can cool down on warm summer days. The Eastfjords
is a region with a special landscape, dominated by long, narrow
fjords and steep mountains. The wild reindeer of Iceland are
found here; the herd counts between three and four thousand
animals. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has been cooperating with the
Icelandic Forest Service and our groups of volunteers have been
helping out for some years, with very good results for the
participants, the projects and the Icelandic nature conservation
and reforestation efforts. The main tasks will be to maintain
hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. Volunteers
will also put up benches and tables in the forest. Other tasks
will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located
near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit
these amazing areas without damaging the surroundings and in
addition our volunteers’ work helps to improve safety for
visitors. Last but not least, volunteers can explore the
surroundings of the location and enjoy free-time activities
arranged in cooperation with our local project host. No previous
experience is necessary, but the work is demanding and requires a
good physical condition. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall
be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time
schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to
perform some of the tasks or activities planned. Weather is
unpredictable and it can be cold and/or rainy, be prepared to
experience all kinds of weather. We recommend bringing good
walking shoes/boots, warm and/or waterproof clothes (under
layers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), as most of the
tasks and activities take place outside. Volunteers will sleep in
beds in a house belonging to the Icelandic Forest Service. The
house is fully equipped. Please bring your own sleeping bag. For
more info please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

CARETAKER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY in Northern Idaho. Trade housing for
caretaking the property and keeping the animals safe and cared
for. You will also need to keep any trespassers off the property.
Free rent, power, water, Wi-Fi, use of the land line - all
provided to the caretaker. Please call either
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and as I am a truck driver and on the road
a lot, please leave a message if I don’t answer. Thanks.

NORTH IDAHO CARETAKER NEEDED. Need a single part-time caretaker
to assist with property maintenance, improvements, forest
stewardship, tree planting, woodwork, handyman, etc. on 130
beautiful forested acres with meadows and a creek near Spirit
Lake, Idaho with three homes on the acreage. The caretaker would
reside on our acreage in a completely private and secluded
26-foot 5th-wheel trailer in excellent condition, with an
attached deck and yard by the creek, in a beautiful spot. Must
pass a very thorough background check, be a non-smoker, no
illegal drugs, and honesty is a must. Rent, utilities, high-speed
Starlink internet, and a monthly stipend provided. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

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

IRELAND

COUPLE NEEDED for a newly-converted, eight-bedroom farmhouse in
County Limerick. Responsibilities will include having the full
responsibility for gardens/property maintenance and land - 90
acres, possible care for thoroughbred horses, security,
overseeing contractors, housekeeping including fine art and
antiques, occasional cooking/driving for the principal, and
various errands. The farm is mostly organic. Accommodation will
be a one bedroom cottage, and a car will be available for your
use. The work schedule is 40 hours over 5½ days. The salary will
be €60,000 per year. Please apply by mailing your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KANSAS

CARETAKER NEEDED AT LAKE EDUN. Responsible person needed to care
for 65 acres about two miles southwest of Topeka. Duties include
meeting guests, trail maintenance, watering, spraying Poison Ivy,
etc. Full-time through September. Hours can be flexible. Weekends
are required. For more information, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a unique job in a beautiful
location for a responsible person able to work with minimum
supervision. Any applicant must be able to accept this level of
responsibility.

MARYLAND

FULL-TIME, YEAR ROUND, LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed ASAP (my current
caretaker is moving out) to check mail, to keep covers on my
cars, housekeeping, and oversee the property. Located on six
acres in Bishopville, Maryland, five minutes from Ocean City.
Looking for a single person only, no couples. Female preferred.
Free housing provided. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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

GORGEOUS COUNTRY ESTATE, close to DC and Virginia, seeks live-in
innkeeper(s). Upscale property with eight suites - hosts weddings
and events. Responsibilities include receiving guests, assisting
wedding parties and with wedding events, housekeeping, shopping,
light landscaping and maintenance, and breakfast
preparation/service. This is an ideal job for a single person or
a couple. Transportation required. Culinary/hospitality/event or
gardening interests are a plus - not requirement. Base pay plus
incentive provided. Please email your resume and photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS SUMMER CAMP FACILITIES MANAGER wanted for a
year-round live-in position at a Girls Camp on 250 acres in
Western Massachusetts. Excellent salary and benefits and on-site
housing provided. Experience and knowledge or able to learn
plumbing, carpentry, equipment repair and maintenance,
landscaping, minor electrical repair, water and sewer systems.
Maintain roads and buildings during off-season and clear snow off
roads and buildings immediately after any snow storms. Supervises
Camp maintenance/summer maintenance staff and contractors and
provide direction in daily operations, action plans, and safety
awareness. Please check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
To apply, please email your resume or questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

ON SITE CARETAKER COUPLE TEAM NEEDED in Brainerd. Looking for an
onsite caretaker couple/team for 24 apartments. Must have
exceptional customer service skills and be able to communicate
well with others. Must possess good problem solving skills. Must
pass BCA criminal background check and finger printing. This
position will require some light maintenance/repair jobs and
cleaning. Compensation for this position is free rent ($10,200)
for a spacious two bedroom, one bathroom apartment with a
detached garage, plus monthly bonus structure (up to $400 per
month) and an option for additional hourly maintenance/repair
work (as needed). We will be accepting resumes for this position
until filled. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Domestic Couple - Working for the ultra-wealthy: Michael and Mary
Younts  
Interests: Mike: Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snow shoeing,
writing, cars, motorcycles, aircraft and my beloved Jeep. Mary:
Hiking, biking, kayaking, knitting, cooking.
Quote: “Wherever you go, there you are” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mike and Mary with the dogs on the Aspen property

	I’m not sure exactly how we arrived at the idea of being
caretakers, but once we started reading The Caretaker Gazette ads
for Domestic Couple positions working for the ultra-wealthy, the
hook was set. When we saw the kind of money that we could make,
the kind of places we could live and the fringe benefits, we knew
we wanted in.
	I’d spent a good part of my working life wearing a suit and
working in an office. I worked as an Account Executive for a
Video Production company, a Marketing Director, and I ran a
company that did animation. But the truth was - I never really
liked working in an office. I was always kind of a gearhead,
liked mechanical things and loved being outdoors. So in 1989 I
bought a coin operated pay telephone company which I ran for
eight years until cell phones started taking over. After that I
started a small used car dealership specializing in European
cars. I really loved tinkering with cars but when the economy
started going south it got harder and harder to make a go of it.
Eventually I closed the dealership and ended up with an inside
sales, cubical world job that I absolutely hated. In 2008 I lost
that job. But it turned out to be the best thing that could have
happened because it forced me to do some hard thinking about how
I wanted to spend the rest of my life. 
	My wife, Mary, had started and run a successful daycare
business. She’d done quite well with it and was making good
money. She loved working with kids and it was a good business.
But when the economy started going downhill she started losing
business as parents lost their jobs. It’s hard work mentally
and physically and is very stressful—it was time to do
something new.
	So here we were, both in our late fifties and needing to
reinvent ourselves in the worst economy since the Great
Depression. At the time I kept seeing executives getting
multi-million dollar “golden parachutes.” I figured that if
anyone was going to survive the recession, it was rich people. In
fact I can remember joking that since we didn’t get a golden
parachute ourselves maybe we could latch onto the ankles of
someone who did. And in fact, that’s almost exactly what we
ended up doing. 
Once we decided what we wanted to do, the question was how. We
sent out a bunch of applications but weren’t getting much in
the way of responses. The upper echelon Domestic Couple jobs are
generally handled by employment agencies and they flat out
won’t talk to you unless you have a minimum of two of years’
experience working in a wealthy household. We had the right
skills and were well suited for the job, but we couldn’t get
past the “gatekeepers.” I’m pretty good at selling myself
but we needed to be able to deal directly with an employer.
	A few years ago, an ad appeared in The Caretaker Gazette for a
Domestic Couple position in Aspen, Colorado that seemed perfect
for us. And it wasn’t through an agency! We sent an application
right out, but got a nice note back that the position had been
filled. So we kept plugging away with applications but weren’t
having too much success. About three months later the Aspen job
turned up in the Gazette again. We put in another application and
one day the phone rang - it was them! After some back and forth,
we were offered the job. It was an entry level job in both pay
and duties, but the important thing was we were in. If we did a
good job and hung on for a couple of years we could move up to a
better job. I’m not going to take any credit for us getting the
job, it boiled down to exceedingly good luck and I wouldn’t
even rule out the possibility of divine intervention. We just
happened to have the right combination of skills and experience.
Surprisingly my wife’s daycare experience was one - they had
nine dogs and figured if Mary could take care of kids she could
take care of dogs. The second was the fact we’d lived at high
altitude before. Their house is at 9,000 feet. The couple
they’d hired couldn’t cope with the altitude and had left
after three months. So we packed up our car, and left our home in
Grand Haven, Michigan for Aspen. 
	The job included a free apartment - it was under the garage but
very nice and had the same Million dollar view they did. It was
fully furnished and came complete with everything. We just showed
up with our clothes. We had 400 channels of cable and they paid
the utilities. The house in Aspen was 8,000 square feet and was
quite a showplace. It’s been featured in numerous magazines
including The Wall Street Journal. It was valued at $15 million
at the time and was full of art, antiques, furs, jewelry and who
knows what else. When they weren’t there we were responsible
for everything plus their beloved dogs - we were definitely
starting out at the deep end of the pool. It was intimidating
working in a house like that. I never touched anything I didn’t
have to - some little knickknack on an end table might well cost
more than our car. 
It turned out to be a much more difficult and complicated job
than we could have ever imagined. The levels of complexity in a
house like that boggle the mind. Aside from the sheer physical
labor of caring for it inside and out, you have to understand how
it all works and know (or learn) about an incredible number of
subjects. On my end, it had three commercial grade boilers, snow
melt systems (roof and driveway), solar hot water, reverse
osmosis water filtration, drapes that open and close on a timer,
touch pads throughout the house that controlled HVAC, stereo
(inside and outside), satellite TV, a home theater, wine cellar
with temperature/humidity monitors and alarm, and lighting. I had
to know how it all worked and be able to find out what was wrong
when it didn’t, which happened on a regular basis.
	Figuring out all this stuff out and keeping it working was only
half of it. I also had to schedule, supervise and deal with the
small army of outside contractors (when I couldn’t fix it
myself) it takes to keep a place like this running smoothly. I
put together a team of contractors who understood the “special
needs” (at a price) of the homeowners and would get there
quickly. There were many perks to the job. The work load varied -
at times we were swamped, other times we had it pretty soft,
especially when they were out of town. Care of their dogs was a
big part of the job, and since they were show dogs they needed a
lot of exercise to stay in shape. We used to spend two to three
hours nearly every day walking the dogs. We’d start our day by
loading up a couple of dogs and taking them someplace nice to
hike. Mary and I love walking and hiking. We couldn’t believe
we were getting paid to go hiking in such a beautiful place!
	We spent two years in Aspen and learned a lot. But we wanted to
be near our family in Michigan and started looking for jobs that
were closer. With two years under our belt we found job hunting a
lot easier. We ended up with three offers. The job we really
wanted (and got) was in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The house was
13,000 square feet plus a guest house, a three story boathouse
with ballroom, various outbuildings, and a 40x60 foot equipment
garage. There were 10 acres of mowed lawn with intricate
landscaping, four fountains, a pond, a beach, and ten acres of
woods, all to be maintained by me. The house was built in 1911
and was a mix of old and new, which adds another level of
complexity when it comes to maintenance. But it came with a big
pay raise, so we had no complaints. It was a gearhead’s dream
in terms of “toys.” I had a new F250 work pickup with plow, a
diesel tractor, and all manner of equipment.

Michigan Home where Mike and Mary were Estate Managers

	They allowed me to load up with all new, professional grade
Stihl gear—I had carte blanche to buy anything I felt I needed
to do the job. They had some fun cars that I got to drive like a
Mercedes S class, a classic Mercedes convertible and a brand new
Bentley. And they had their own jet which Mary and I got to get
on occasionally. 
The job was a real learning experience and we added a lot of new
skills to our resumes. Mary cooked and we served at parties, I
was bartender, we helped put on larger events with 150 plus
people, and I played chauffeur in the Bentley. They liked how we
ran things and after a few months the job went from caretaker
couple to a true estate manager couple position. They asked us to
also manage their oceanfront estate in Florida. Mary and I began
spending more of our time managing other people who did the work
and I learned quite a bit about running an estate long distance
(with occasional visits). 
	After two years there, our current job essentially fell into our
laps. The house is 22,000 square feet, plus a pool house,
carriage house, and 3,000 square foot wine cellar. There are 20
acres of mowed lawn but there’s a full-time groundskeeper, so I
have some help. Plus we got a big raise in pay along with top
notch health insurance. The owners have turned out to be the
sweetest people we’ve ever worked for and they treat us great.
One September they sent us to their vineyard in Napa for a week
to dog sit. They paid for the whole trip, had us stay in the
guest house, gave us lots of free wine, a new Jeep to use, and
told us to go have fun when we weren’t watching the dogs. So I
suppose the moral of our story is that in spite of long odds it
is possible to re-invent yourself. I have to confess that there
was a time when I felt like I’d never have a decent job again
and now I have a new career that quite honestly has turned out to
be the best, most challenging and most satisfying job I’ve ever
had. Mary didn’t realize how burned out she’d gotten until
she got away from the daycare business and in spite of working
very hard is finding her new role a very welcome change.
	The Domestic Couple business sure isn’t for everyone - while
the job descriptions make it sound pretty easy, the reality is
anything but. At times we can’t believe we actually get paid
for some of the things we do but the majority of the time it’s
the hardest job either of us have ever had. I spend large amounts
of their money on a daily basis and in a typical year oversee six
figures worth of work, repairs, maintenance and improvements.
There are a lot of potential pitfalls. It’s an odd combination
of menial tasks and huge responsibility. I might clean up dog
dirt one minute then hop in a Maserati, Bentley or classic 427
Cobra to get gas or take it in for service. While driving cars
like that might sound like fun, it is until you come to the
realization something like a flawless Cobra is worth a million
bucks and if you screw it up you’d be out of a job. It’s
always a bit of a “high wire act,” it’s fast paced, high
pressure, intense and you’re on duty 24/7 when the owners are
in residence.
	While it may not be the job for everyone, the good news is if
you read The Caretaker Gazette, there are jobs that suit
anyone’s interests and abilities. There are jobs in big cities,
rural places, full-time career type jobs, part-time laid back
type jobs, ranch or farm jobs, you name it. And you can work in
exotic locals all over the world. It’s a wonderful lifestyle
and our only regret it that we didn’t get into it sooner.
 
Mary on the porch of the Napa Vineyard Home

MINNESOTA

INTERESTED IN LIVING IN DULUTH, MINNESOTA? We have a small
resort, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on eight acres on Fish Lake
in Duluth, MN. We need a caretaker couple to primarily run a
kitchen and take on light maintenance, cleaning and other duties.
We have a three-bedroom apartment, five two bedroom cabins, a
full bar and restaurant, dock slips and seasonal RV spaces. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

MISSOURI

LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE RAT RACE? An elderly couple with
magnificent secluded 130 acres and year round stream, need
person(s) with experience, maturity and energy to help do organic
gardening, landscaping, assist with building projects, general
maintenance and cleanup, some housekeeping and back-up
caregiving,  25 hours per week. Compensation includes RV hookups,
free utilities, and five acres to build your own home on.
Income-producing opportunities include use of sawmill,
greenhouse, high tunnel, shop and equipment. The ideal
candidate(s) would not have kids or pets, and would be organized
and tidy. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER WITH THEIR OWN RV/CAMPER NEEDED in Hamilton, MT. Want
someone with an RV/Camper to take care of our property. Duties
will include weed eating, mowing, using a chainsaw, general clean
up, burning, etc. Will provide all the tools, an RV spot with
power and water in exchange for some labor. No septic but do have
a dump station. For more information, please call us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UNIT CARETAKER/HERDSMAN NEEDED. A central Montana family ranch is
seeking an experienced team member for our summer grazing unit. A
variety of tasks including but not limited to fencing,
daily/weekly cattle moves, doctoring, AI, haying, feeding,
invasive weed control, equipment operation, and general animal
husbandry are included. The employee will assist in other areas
of the ranch for cattle work and other seasonal tasks, as well as
operate a small backgrounding lot on location. The ranch was
affected by a wildfire in late 2021, and rebuilding of some ranch
infrastructure will be part of the workload for the upcoming
year. We strive to incorporate soil health principles and
regenerative practices as much as possible into daily operations.
Family housing provided that is close to town and schools. If
interested, please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEASONAL, SUMMER RANCH HAND NEEDED in Three Forks, Montana. Our
ranch is located on the Madison River in Montana. Assist with
grazing yearling bison on our irrigated pastures. Pivot
operation, maintenance, and repair, including miscellaneous tasks
associated with general ranch work. Three months full-time
employment from now through mid-August (flexible). $13.00/hour
with housing and utilities provided. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE PERSON interested in spending the
summer in New England working for us at our 20 room Inn. The
reality is that we need good housekeepers but we also would like
to share our experience including working on our Property
Management System with rates and reservations, helping us with
social media and marketing. We would provide 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 the schedule provided our staff works every weekend. We
would make it a fun and good learning experience for anyone that
is looking for the Inn culture. We serve a continental breakfast
and there is no restaurant on the premises. Work is primarily
days with some nights on occasion. Come visit and work in the
north country of New Hampshire where the closest traffic light is
nine miles away. We are on thirty acres, have a garden and
flowers that need tending plus we like side projects. We are open
to ideas. Please let us know if you are interested in us by
emailing your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

A FULL-TIME RANCH AND LIVESTOCK CARETAKER position is available
for a mature, responsible couple or individual. You will need to
maintain and care for a small farm/ranch near Galisteo/Stanley,
New Mexico. The ranch is located 40 miles Southeast of Santa Fe
and 20 miles north of Moriarty, New Mexico. The ranch caretaker
will be responsible for caring for a small number of various
livestock including horses, donkeys, sheep, hogs, chickens, dogs,
and cats located near the caretaker's residence and guest
housing. Prior experience with hauling animals is required. Minor
handyman maintenance of equipment and the houses and living areas
will also be required. A valid driver’s license with a clean
driving record is required. The couple or individual will work
collaboratively with the owner. Working knowledge of English is
required. Benefits include a two bedroom apartment (utilities
included), one week of paid vacation per year, standard sick
leave, and a Christmas bonus. The salary depends on
qualifications and experience. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT AND UTILITIES provided in
exchange for part-time pet caregiving in southeastern New Mexico.
For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SILVER CITY, NM. Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include: feeding
livestock guardian dogs, maintaining the electric fence, and
water system. Large RV with all utilities furnished.
Approximately 10 hours of work per week. More hours possible.
Starts now to mid-November. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a beautiful Hudson Valley estate
overlooking the Hudson River. A professional couple with a home
in the Hudson Valley who travel frequently seeks a full-time
live-in couple for pet care (two dogs and a cat and a few
chickens) general lawn, yard and garden care (four acres), snow
removal in the winter and general light maintenance and home care
duties. Expected duties approximately 30 - 40 hours per week.
This is a salaried position. A lovely two bedroom cottage with
utilities on the property will be provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a General Manager at
our location in Big Indian, NY, at our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The
lodge is nestled on 68 acres in the heart of the Catskills, and
our 28 room boutique hotel is just 2.5 hours from New York City,
but truly a world away. The experience of working at Urban Cowboy
is unique, and as such, we require a unique individual to lead
the team. The General Manager will carry the torch for the brand
at the property level, infuse our special recipe for hospitality
into everything they do, and above all, inspire the entire team
to do the same, every day. If interested you can contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND, property caretaker at a private
residence in Millerton, NY that includes 700 acres of leased out
farm land and rental homes. The individual must be naturally
service-oriented with a positive hands-on work ethic. The job
includes an experienced grounds keeping assistant. Duties include
performing light-duty construction and repairs on properties and
equipment, overseeing and coordinating with outside contractors
as required, be available 24/7 for emergencies and snow removal,
grounds and landscaping maintenance, including watering, pruning,
weeding, and trimming as needed, car detailing, fueling, keeping
registrations current; and keep utility vehicles in working
order, manage garbage/trash/debris collection at the home
property, assist with keeping all tools and equipment in good
repair, fueled, and properly stored, maintaining systems,
troubleshooting appliances, sweep and clean walks/porches; water
the gardens; mow lawns; collect leaves; snow removal; and
generally assist in keeping outside premises in an orderly, clean
condition, operate and maintain tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and
other power tools, pruning and removing trees and shrubs,
maintain and repair irrigation, water features, swimming pool,
plumbing, and some electrical systems, assess repairs as needed
at rental properties and contact required tradespeople as
required, meet with and assist contractors for scheduled home
maintenance/repairs, and be able to work comfortably outside in
all weather conditions. Schedule: full-time, year-round with
half-day Saturday support as needed. Vacation time to be
arranged. Competitive salary offered of $70,000.00. Live-in
accommodations available in a modern 2-bed, 2-bath cottage with
central air, located within the property. Health benefits
available. Requirements: minimum of three-year experience in
property caretaking, be highly organized with effective time
management skills, be in strong physical health and able to lift
50 pounds easily, have a keen attention to detail, basic
carpentry skills, be proactive in communication, and must have a
valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, be authorized
to work without restriction in the U.S., and pass a background
check. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE AND WORK IN THE BEAUTIFUL ADIRONDACKS! Full-time, year-round
Superintendent/Caretaker needed for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
Tupper Lake, NY. Competitive salary and outstanding benefits.
Requires residency in a charming community-owned gatehouse. This
is a private lakeside community with 30 family Camps.
Requirements: prior experience managing properties,
forestry/woodsmen, heavy equipment operation, general
maintenance, water management, boat inspection, security and
more. In-person interview, references and background check
required. Please send your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

SMOKY MOUNTAINS ALMOST HEAVEN! We are Julia and Frank, a retired
married couple. My husband and I just bought a 20-acre mountain
farmette in Western North Carolina near Asheville. This area of
North Carolina has a mild climate and is so beautiful with nature
and all kinds of wonderful native edible plants growing all over.
The farmette is all the way up top a mountain with a ¼ mile
drive so it is VERY private! Our main objective is growing our
own food. We want to keep everything very manageable and small
scale, but we want extras for canning. In addition we are
thinking about goats, chickens, and rabbits for food. There is
very good trout fishing here. Also we run a camping Airbnb here
that will need to be managed. We live in Florida part time and
North Carolina part time depending on the weather. We will ask
you to pet sit on occasion (two dogs, two cats and pet bunny).
You may bring your pets as well. You should be able to start
after June 1. Ideal candidates should have:
- Farming/gardening experience
- Farm animal experience great but not necessary
- Butchering experience great but not necessary
- Building/construction experience great but not necessary 
- Healthy good attitude no drugs can lift 50 pounds (bale of hay)
and chop wood
- Available at least six months prefer yearly residents
- Prefer to live in a tiny home or cabin or RV - simple living
- Resilient and mentally prepared in case of power outage
- Ability to pass a background check 
- Able to sign a one month long trial period contract with us 
- Able to commit to six months work stay
- Independent learner
- Provides pleasant customer service
Benefits:
- 20-hour work weekly task list with no direct supervision
- Free Room and Board (farm grown food)
- Landline phone and Internet use at the main house
- Use of work truck or we will pay for your use of your own
vehicle
- Stipend (negotiable and based on experience) plus two weeks
expenses paid Florida vacation 
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BLOWING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA. Housekeeper needed for a vacation
house. General care of the house including cleaning of all
surfaces including floors, making of beds, washing and ironing
personal laundry and linens. When the family is in residence,
grocery shopping, setting the table and cleaning up after meals,
occasional light meal’s preparation, setting fires and bringing
in wood and generally being available to the family (this is
generally three or four times a year). Work in coordination with
the house manager for scheduling outside contractors and any
other larger issues. This position has very flexible hours most
of the times. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM AND FLOCK CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a regenerative farm close
to Asheville. Looking for experience, maturity and energy to
liven the farm and continue with current projects. We have a
small flock of rotationally grazing hair sheep, a 1/4 acre of
garlic, over 1,250 shrubs and trees, family garden, hoop house,
corn project, seed saving project, fertile soil, and lots of
earthworms, unpredictable weather, and breathtaking views. In
exchange for part-time work, we offer basic housing for one (or a
couple), a small stipend, organically grown farm produce,
flexible scheduling, and opportunity for self-directed projects.
We are drug, alcohol and smoke free. Please send questions,
interests and your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? Love the sea? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing - connecting places
and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and - of course - boats, can grow!
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
would be interested in our community and please place this in the
Subject Line: Sea Gypsy Application so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OKLAHOMA

RV PARK MANAGER NEEDED. Housing and salary provided for a small
(40 space) RV Park with a private fishing lake and horse ranch
with 10 horses. Salary and responsibilities will increase over
time. Owners live on site and currently travel for horse shows
one to two times per month for three to four days. The owners
wish to scale back and increase leisure travel over time. The
caretaker will have the opportunity to learn from the owner but
basic mechanical and electrical experience is required.
Experience handling horses is required (no riding).
Responsibilities include, feeding and watering horses. Some light
stall cleaning, fence repair when necessary, grounds keeping
around the RV Park with zero turn mower, greeting and parking RV
guests, minor electrical and mechanical repairs when necessary.
Must operate a tractor. Must be able to lift 70 lb. hay bales and
50 lb. feed sacks. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OREGON 

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. A cow/calf ranch in the John Day,
Oregon area is looking for an experienced ranch hand/caretaker.
Need previous experience working on a ranch and handling fence
repairs. A house with a garden will be made available. The salary
will be based on experience. To apply, please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

A TWO PERSON CARETAKER TEAM is needed for a 200+ acre farm in
Southeastern Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping and
property maintenance, lawn and farming equipment maintenance,
housekeeping, minor farming, hay production, animal care (horses,
cattle, and goats), lawn maintenance, and pool maintenance.
Benefits include health and dental insurance, a 2-bedroom
apartment, an automobile, and vacation. Must have experience.
Salary of $40,000+ per year for each caretaker. Full work days
are Monday - Friday. Animals need to be fed on weekend mornings.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

YEAR-ROUND, LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED at our hunting and fishing
club in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Ever dream of living in
the woods? Have a passion for nature and the outdoors? This is
your opportunity! Located in beautiful Lycoming County, our rod,
gun and social club is searching for a caretaker couple or
individual to operate our clubs hospitality business, care for
the cabin and take care of the club grounds. Established in 1918,
our club has over 100 years of history and tradition. Located on
over 5,500 acres of forest ground with an approximate five acre,
stream fed pond, this private club of 40 members features a two
story cabin complete with full commercial kitchen and caretaker
living quarters attached. Successful applicants will be
responsible for the caring for and cleaning of the cabin,
preparing meals for members and guests, housekeeping, grounds
keeping and general maintenance as needed, and other projects on
the property. Benefits include a salary of $35,000 - $100,000,
plus other income and gratuities, living accommodations,
utilities, paid vacation, health insurance available, and other
compensation perks. To apply please forward your resumes/bios to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GROUNDSKEEPER/PROPERTY MANAGER needed in a Philadelphia suburb. A
retired couple seeks a healthy strong single person or couple to
maintain the interior and exterior property needs on a two acre,
private 6,200 sq. ft. residence with numerous shrub and perennial
borders/beds, plus a small second property. Grounds duties
include maintenance of shrub and perennial borders/bed landscape,
hands-on, irrigation management and related gardening tasks.
House management requires maintenance and handy skills. The ideal
candidate is self-motivated, takes a hands-on approach, no job
too big or too small, comfortable lifting/hauling 50 lb.
material, knowledge of perennial gardening, and experienced with
hand and power tools. A pick-up truck is required. This position
includes housing in a three bedroom 1,800 sq. ft. house plus
utilities, located a 15 minute drive from the main residence,
plus a salary determined by prior experience. Looking for an
initial commitment of four months (June through September) with
expectation of a long-term tenure for the right candidate. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE REQUIRED for a Berwyn, PA live-in position. A
single man and his 13-year-old daughter require a hands on couple
to manage the 5,500 sq. ft. main residence. There are also two
other homes to manage. Duties to include: cooking – you must be
a good cook (small dinner parties and business lunches), daily
cleaning, and laundry. Must know how to organize his homes,
closets, and storage areas. Close and open the other two vacation
homes. Must be able to fly/travel to other homes. Benefits to
include car health/dental/bonuses, and accommodations. Salary is
$90,000 for the couple. Applicants must have a minimum of five
years of experience, be in good health and have the energy and
love for this kind of hands on position. Please email both of
your resumes to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include
“Pennsylvania Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding
purposes.

SCOTLAND

LIVE-IN COUPLE required for a rural estate in North Scotland –
Moray. A friendly family including an elderly couple is looking
for a professional, discreet and reliable couple, or individual
to assist with household, handyman and garden duties. Working
alongside other staff, the candidates will take care of general
kitchen duties including some cooking, household work, and
laundry, as well as some garden duties, basic general repairs,
driving and errands. Need to have basic computer skills, a
flexible and caring attitude and a pleasant disposition. Clean
driving license and excellent references essential. The start
date will be in June 2022. A generous salary and separate
accommodation will be provided. Please mail your CV and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH CAROLINA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Wagener, SC is a non-profit organization
focusing on small exotic felines, hybrids and domestic cats. We
are looking for people to fill our live-in positions in return
for your accommodations which is a room in our large farmhouse
with perks. Positions available: 1. Housekeeper/cook 2. Caretaker
3. Cat Assistant. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA/GEORGIA

A HISTORIC PLANTATION located midway between Charleston/Savannah
seeks a couple with any combination of following skills:  house
painting, finish carpentry or gardening. $75,000 salary provided,
plus a one bedroom residence on the plantation. Please reply by
telephone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH DAKOTA

FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND PROPERTY/FACILITIES manager needed at a
5-Star Luxury Hunting Lodge in South Dakota. A strong farming
background (2,000 acres of food plots), as well as good
mechanical and overall maintenance skills are also required.
Located in the heart of South Dakota hunting country we have
hosted guests from Argentina to Alaska. Chuck and Sheila built
this wonderful lodge in 2000 and set the standard for excellence
for a truly quality facility for more than 20 years. Starting pay
will be $40,000 ~ compensation will be based on experience and
performance. A newly remodeled three bedroom home is included,
with utilities. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

IBIZA, SPAIN: Property Manager/Caretaking Couple Wanted --
Dual-Language Skills Essential: Spanish/English. Seeking a highly
experienced, personable and outgoing couple with a solid and
long-established working relationship to live-in and manage a
beautiful, picturesque 16-hectare finca (farm) in Ibiza, Spain.
The property, located in the pastoral north end of this
Mediterranean island, has been inhabited for more than 2000
years. The new owners aim to restore the historic residential and
farm buildings and to establish a viable regenerative farm
practice for a small-scale commercial pomegranate orchard, a
vineyard, a self-sustaining home garden, and a small number of
domestic farm animals. Applicants must be well-versed in
responsibilities and possess the skills to operate such a rural
property, sensitive to growing and harvesting demands,
responsible land conservation practices, tree care, and some
construction supervision for the first two years. You will live
in a comfortable apartment off-site – in the seaside resort
town of San Antonio – until your on-site apartment is ready.
Once the on-site residences are habitable, responsibility will
shift to include cleaning and cooking, too. Your on-site
residence will be custom built to the highest modern standards,
located in the most picturesque and historic section of a 400
year old stone barn. Both members of the couple must have valid
driver’s licenses, and one personal vehicle. A second farm car
comes with the job. We hope that the exceptional and intelligent
couple who take this job will become an integral and essential
part of building this exquisite and unique project and expect to
become a vital and creative part of our extended family and the
Ibiza community, with an intention to settle here for many years.
All living expenses are fully covered – housing, most meals,
and utilities. In addition, there will be a fair salary which we
need to discuss together. The start time is immediate. Please
send your CV, proof of residency in the EU or a visa which allows
you to live legally in Spain, and a letter, written in English or
Spanish, explaining why you are uniquely qualified and deeply
interested in this extraordinary opportunity to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Waxahachie, Texas, has a ranch
caretaker position available with housing provided. We are a 200
acre ranch located 30 minutes south of Dallas. We raise reined
cow horses and rope horses and currently stand one stallion
off-site. The caretaker position duties include maintaining all
grounds, residential and horse facilities. Will need the ability
to run and maintain farm equipment, general landscaping knowledge
and attention to detail is a must. Pay will depend on experience.
References and background check required. To apply, please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in East Texas. Beautiful natural environment,
individual or couple considered. Organized, including some office
and computer work, and organic gardening. Some animal care, light
cleaning and healthy food preparation. Any building construction
and handyman skills are a big plus. Willing to relocate.
Appreciate email and phone contact information. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RESPONSIBLE, MATURE PERSON NEEDED to live in our Flower Mound,
Texas home and care for our 12-year-old, 57 pound Belgian
Shepherd while we are overseas. Quiet, secluded, wooded and safe
neighborhood near Lake Grapevine and hiking/biking trails. Small
koi pond needs feeding twice a day, and weekly filter cleaning.
Starting July 15, for between three and six months. References
requested, and our reference from prior caretaker available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME HAY RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Valley Mills, TX. Must be
able to operate and maintain hay production equipment (cut, rake,
bale, and load). Additional duties include limb cutting,
shredding, road maintenance, and water well maintenance. House,
utilities, water, salary, and truck provided to the caretaker.
Compensation is negotiable, based on experience. Must have a
valid driver's license (no DWIs, and no criminal record). Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER for our manufactured housing community in
Kingsland, TX - one hour west of Austin. Kingsland is a nice
small town on Lake LBJ, with lots of great boating, fishing, and
hiking in the area. There are only about 3,000 residents so there
is no traffic and easy living. We have owned and managed
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a decade. There are 30 homes in the
community, seven homes are owner occupied and the rest are
rentals. We have very little turnover and many long-term renters.
As we turn over our rental homes, we are looking to sell them
when possible to shift to a more home owner community. It is very
nice, clean and quiet and centrally located in Kingsland. We are
just down the street from banks, a pharmacy, HEB, a coffee shop,
the post office and restaurants. We have worked hard to create an
affordable housing solution for Kingsland that offers folks a
nice and safe place to call home. We would like to spend more
time traveling and are seeking caretaker(s) to live in the
community and provide handy-person services, lawn/landscaping
services and oversee contractors (plumbers, air-conditioner
repairmen, etc. if the job needs this). I will continue to
collect rents and manage any tenant/resident issues. It is not a
full-time position - some weeks may require more hours than
others. We are offering a discounted rent on a one bedroom/one
bath home. Or if a larger house is desired, we have a 3/2 we can
consider. We will also pay a competitive hourly rate for work
done. We are looking for a nice individual or couple who share
our values and work ethic and would enjoy caretaking this
community. We will allow one small dog or cat. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/BARN-HELP WANTED. Immediate opening for a
caretaker/couple at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities to care for
our horses and perform basic farm work in exchange for a large,
furnished two bedroom apartment and a monthly stipend based on
experience. Utilities included. This is a perfect position for
someone with supplemental income (pension, etc.) who loves
country living. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities are located on
Lake Buchanan in Burnet, Texas. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX serves those
with a variety of physical, emotional, and mental challenges
through our therapeutic riding programs. The successful candidate
must have extensive experience caring for horses,
positive/self-starter, non-smoker, dependable and team player. No
children. Must have own transportation. Experience in basic ranch
repairs is a plus. Background/references checked. This is a great
opportunity for someone who loves a calm, positive environment.
For more information on HARTH please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For more information or to apply, please send your bio/resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AG MANAGER NEEDED in Central Texas for a diverse and
eco-conscious operation. You will need to take care of livestock,
pecans, hay and pastures. Manage livestock breeding and
marketing. Our vineyard is coming soon. The salary will be
$40,000+ (depending on skills and experience) plus housing and
benefits. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A MATURE COUPLE without kids at home for a beautiful Far
West Texas remote ranch caretaker position. This is not a cowboy
job. His job includes but it is not limited to the ranch house
and yard maintenance, water lines, some carpentry, fencing,
electrical, and basic mechanics. May have to do some driving. She
will be needed on a less frequent basis to help in the house with
some cooking and cleaning. A nice newer ranch house will be
provided. Must be able to provide a solid work history, pass a
criminal background check and drug testing. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

IF YOU HAVE PROVEN SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE working with horses and
a passion for hosting retreats, eco-tours, and educational
programs at a healing, meditative equine farm along the Caribbean
Sea in the US Virgin Islands, bringing daily joy to the lives of
horses, tourists, and the local community, this could be your
dream job. This 30-year established 100 acre farm with 25 horses
is seeking gentle, collaborative, skilled horse trainers, farm
hands, and passionate tour guides with deep integrity to share
educational experiences through horseback riding tours in the
sea, internship and mentoring programs, summer camps for all ages
and abilities. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
the subject line "Caretaker.org horse stables opportunity"
including the following info:
1) An explanation of why you want to do this 
2) confirmation that you can provide three references who can
verify your ability to undertake the big responsibility of basic
horse handling and/or livestock farm skills (email a resume if
you have one). Must have proven excellent references to verify
your high caliber camaraderie, teamwork, and positive attitude,
keen ability to identify and communicate issues effectively. 
Desired skills include proper grooming of horses, basic riding
and training techniques, recognizing behavioral signals and
health issues, administering basic health treatments, knowledge
of horse anatomy, conformation, equine nutrition, basic farm
skills, fence mending, water/well/pump engineering, and/or
construction skills, or a willingness to learn. Willing to train
the right person who has exemplary social skills. Must be able to
hike big hills leading horses, and work in the sea for extended
periods of time several days per week and enjoy leading tours on
foot and horseback educating tourists to maintain a 5 star Trip
Advisor rating. Being part of a creative team, community, and
summer camp working with people of all ages, abilities, and
backgrounds must be your passion! This role requires a deep love
for rugged nature, working in heat, humidity, sandy beaches,
rocky shorelines, swimming in the sea, getting wet and running
with horses throughout the day, in areas prone to intense sun,
rain, mud, mosquitoes, bugs, and extreme weather events that come
through the Caribbean Islands. Our horses are gentle, and as a
trainer, you must agree to and whole-heartedly believe in
implementing the Monty Roberts Join-Up horse training style of
training. First Aid/CPR certification, or willingness to obtain.
Must have a valid driver's license and transportation (we can
help connect you to options). This is not a job for complainers.
Seeking happy, positive, kind, collaborative contributors to
community, sustainable living visionaries, and those who respect
and aspire to practice mindfulness, well-being and gentleness.
Need ability to problem solve, willingness to learn, ask
questions, seek guidance/consensus from leaders and the team as
ONE and understand the interpretive skills of guiding, mentoring,
teamwork and have a sense of humor and love sharing food,
friendship and fun! Lodging provided (private bed/bath, shared
kitchen, community area with Wi-Fi) and some meals in exchange
for four days/week work six hours/day; anything over is paid
$100/day depending on number of tours, construction/projects, and
your experience. Open to charging rent instead of a work trade
for accommodation. Prefer three to six month commitment, willing
to entertain other time frames depending on circumstances. This
is a beautiful island with lots of culture, hiking, diving,
snorkeling, and many other free-time options. Thank you for
reading!

VERMONT

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN BENNINGTON COUNTY for this summer, from
July 1 through September 30. I have a beautiful home, not far
from Green Mountain National Forest. I have one well behaved
small dog and several cats, but no attention is required. You
will have your own large single bedroom, log fires and
tranquility. This is an ideal break-away for a reliable,
trustworthy housesitter. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT STATE PARKS has openings for a variety of caretaking and
management positions from Park Manager (housing included) to
WorkCampers (you provide your own RV) in 2022. Pay starts at
$16.04/hour for Managers. Season through mid-September or
mid-October. For more info and to apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A LODGE MANAGER is needed in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. A
lodging management background is not required. Housing is
included, plus options to increase your income. This position has
few typical Innkeeper responsibilities. Guests book online or
through a call center. They are texted instructions and their
door code with no check-in or out. The primary responsibility is
making sure the property and rooms are ready, that problems are
handled quickly and well, and that you are the outgoing
hospitality face of the Lodge. All 26 guest rooms offer one to
two beds, a bathroom, and no kitchen. Base compensation is
$25,000 per year plus all tips; you can augment income by
participating in housekeeping at $12 per room, potential income
can be $40,000 to $50,000 or more, not counting tips. Other
benefits include housing with utilities, discretionary bonus,
cell phone, one week vacation, and a 5½ day work week. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WANT TO HOUSE SWAP on a farm in Eastern Virginia for a few weeks
this summer? Calling all nature lovers and enthusiasts! Live life
on our farm, among the mountains, in this secluded area of
Lebanon, VA. We are located just off the peaceful Campbell Hollow
Road and scenic Tunnel Road., nestled in the trees and peaceful
nature. We have a very relaxed, small farm, two miles from a town
of roughly 3,000. Our house is small, older, four-bedroom, one
bathroom. Our home can sustain dirty bare feet, wet swimsuits on
the floor, and rough housing of children and adults. Available
for entertainment are the assorted farm animals, swimming hole,
nearby lakes, national forests, wildlife, and small town gossip.
Our farm animals and irrigation can be taken care of by you, for
the ultimate farm experience, or we will hire help. We seek to
experience life in a similar small community in New Hampshire,
Vermont, or Maine (may be interested in other areas as well) in
July or August 2022. If you’re interested, please send an email
message to caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Virginia House
Swap” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

WASHINGTON

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER-COOK COUPLE NEEDED for a luxurious boutique
resort in Manson, Washington. Onsite housing is provided in a
three-bedroom home (nonsmokers and no pets). The position is
year-round full-time with the primary season May – September.
The resort includes accommodations for up to 50 guests, an onsite
cafe, sports activities, and event spaces. Experience
successfully managing a B&B, Inn, or Boutique resort, including
reservation system. Ideally, each has innkeeping experience and
one must have culinary experience and can provide fresh,
high-quality cuisine from locally sourced ingredients. There is
an onsite garden to manage. The base salary for the couple is
$70,000 - $80,000 plus housing, comprehensive benefits, bonuses,
and off-season time off. To apply, please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING AN INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, OR FAMILY to live and work onsite
as caretaker of property in King County (~25 minutes from
Seattle). The property is 20+ acres in size with unoccupied
buildings and a separate caretaker residence. Responsibilities
include walkthroughs (grounds and buildings) each day and night,
facilitate access to grounds and buildings, identify and alert
the owner or authorities to security issues (trespass/vandalism),
and maintain a log of onsite activities and observations and
submit to the owner on a bi-weekly basis. Cell phone and strong
verbal and written communication skills required. Handyman
experience or other building maintenance knowledge is a plus.
Unfurnished onsite residence, basic utilities (water, sewer,
power, garbage), and $825/month stipend in exchange for duties
performed. No drugs or heavy alcohol use. Please send your
bio/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEM OF THE ISLANDS! Island community seeks full-time caretaker
with broad maintenance knowledge. Current water operator license
(Washington Level II Water Operator license) a huge plus! Duties
include maintenance and operation of water treatment plant and
pump house, fire house, post office, runway, roads, vehicle and
equipment maintenance. Compensation package includes living in a
beautiful home with panoramic views of the San Juan Islands,
Washington State, all utilities paid, and a truck. Monthly
stipend to defray health insurance cost and other expenses.
Competitive salary depends on experience, and qualifications.
Please submit your cover letter and resume by June 15, 2022 to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Hello! Seeking a housesitting/caretaking position, preferably in
the Northwest, but I’d consider all offers. Have some
experience and excellent work/character references available. I
am young, responsible and energetic. Would need 2+ weeks’
notice before beginning. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hiddyho! I am a jack of all trades and after 50 years I have
learned a lot and I am looking for an off grid back country place
to caretake. I have building experience, plumbing, electrical,
and full remodeling experience. I can operate farm equipment, as
well as a full range of farm equipment mechanics and welding.
Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Preferably remote
Alaska or other remote areas.

Professional, organized, outgoing female, open to
property/project/ management, house sitting, executive assistant
type situations. Reliable, resourceful, disciplined,
animal/garden lover. Open to caring for horses but have little
experience. Short/long-term positions to be considered. My
expertise is in executive recruitment so I excel in
communication. Salary negotiable. Depending on the length of the
assignment a cat named CleoSky may need to join me.
Geographically open. Please feel free to make contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Farm/animal/land caretaker available in/near Ashland, OR starting
September 2022 in exchange for housing. 45-year-old female,
multi-skilled, with 35 years’ experience as an animal
caretaker, last 10 years organic grower, 40 years’ experience
riding/training horses. Trustworthy, dependable, self-motivated,
teachable, and happy. Have stellar references. Please contact
Sequoyah by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Experienced and Happy Caretaker Couple Available! We are ready to
provide a broad range of personal, household and property
services for you. HOUSE-SITTING TOO! We consider our work and our
lives an art. We thrive in a live/work environment. We are
nature-loving homebodies, consummate putterers, quiet and
confident can-doers, with healthy minds and bodies. We are
caretakers by nature: tidy and dedicated, observant and patient.
We are seeking to live simply, on the property, in an equitable
situation, with reasonable responsibilities, for a long time.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple Looking For Ranch Work in Arizona. About us: 23 - 25,
pretty green in the ranching world. A year’s worth of
experience as a handyman, proper horse care, and welding. Coming
up with a year of horse feed/tack employment. Then being offered
employment/housing at our current ranch managing their
boarding/riding academy. It is a great learning location but I
would like to find a place with room to grow and move up in
knowledge. Looking to gain knowledge and skills, not scared of
long hot days since I was born and raised in Arizona. Not the
most talented rider but I will learn whatever I can and pick up
things very quickly. Self-started, I do have a wife and a dog
that would be coming with me. She doesn’t necessarily need a
job, if one is not available. What I’m looking for: The chance
to learn. From improving riding skills, to herd management,
building fences, and shoeing. And I’m not against jumping in
and learning how to do it. Would prefer to find a location with
housing offered for my wife, dog and myself. And would really
like to stay in the state of Arizona, but are interested in
relocating to the right spot. I am flexible on pay. I am a hard
worker, fast learner and driven to success. If you have any
questions please feel free to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you.

Caregiver Of Excellence: Altruistic American male Caregiver and
meticulous Houseman who has lived among, traveled with and served
some of Palm Beach Counties most affluent, prominent and well
respected families now offering the highest level of dedicated
personal care, domestic excellence, good cooking, impeccable
driving, joyful companionship and genuine friendship. If you are
struggling and desire a truly superlative male professional who
can anticipate your needs as well as respond to them, please call
Charles at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.   

Houseman/caretaker/personal trainer available. Desire a live-in
position. I have 30+ years of experience, and a security license.
I’m flexible, with great references. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Newly retired, professional, dependable, clean/neat, Colorado
couple seeking housesitting opportunities in north-central
Florida, from 9/2022 - 6/2023. Skilled in property management,
finance, and tech. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced property caretaker, household manager, and caregiver
looking to thoughtfully arrange her next position. Presently
located in the Hunterdon County, NJ, Bucks County, PA region. For
an easy transition, considering all surrounding counties in the
area. Over 25 years of experience working for private individuals
and families throughout the U.S. with excellent references.
Experienced horsewoman in addition to caring for livestock and
all family pets. Enjoy quiet locations and familiar with the
responsibilities and labor that are required to maintain the
property and home. Discreet, conscientious, hardworking,
self-starter, who easily adapts to employer's preferences. Please
inquire at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Help Available in California! Creative, joyful, multitalented,
hardworking couple seeking an equally joyful opportunity to help
in the Wine Country. Mike is a construction professional who
bridges architecture and construction. Master at
reading/interpreting plans, budgeting, and scheduling/master
carpenter. Bonnie has been a personal assistant, quasi
photographer, and writer - both cared for our Veteran Father
recently. Collectively, we are passionate humans who care, have
the ability to figure out situations, manage property, and care
for people and animals. Our goal is to make life better daily.
Housing included, please. For more information, please email
Bonnie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Happy, Real Humans welcome. You
know who you are...

Spry 60-year-old female seeking a caretaker or housesitter
position in the Denver area. Have oodles of experience running a
property, passed FBI/Military background check and have
outstanding references. My service dog must be welcome (very
trained), Vaccine required is a deal breaker. Please reach out
and let me know what I can do for you, and I look forward to
hearing from you soon! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ornamental Horticulturalist with a strong background in property
management looking for an Estate Caretaker position. My name is
Kyle Mike and you can contact me by email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Current resume and professional contacts
are available upon request. Willing and able to relocate.

Energetic and responsible couple seek caretaker/housesitter
position. Temporary or long-term, preferably in the lower 48,
communities not greater than 50,000. Live-in or separate cottage.
We exercise daily at a local gym to include sauna/swimming. We
eat healthy, no drugs or smoking, just an occasional glass of
wine. Outdoors and nature minded during all seasons, realizing it
is good medicine for health and well-being. We pay attention to
current events without being consumed by it. We are both retired
nurses, having experienced numerous fields of medicine and
caregiving. Ralph has prior service as an Army medic. His past
experiences consist of fire fighter, farming to include small
garden tractors to large track equipment, automotive with general
repairs and maintenance, machine shop, sheriff’s posse unit,
VFW, worked in two separate correctional facilities during
medical career, significant travel experiences. Vicki‘s other
experiences include having been a landlady of up to eight rental
units over the course of 40 years, having large vegetable/flower
gardens to include canning, freezing, pickles, jams and of course
maple syrup, cooking and baking. She also operated chainsaws,
split and put up firewood, did extensive travel and volunteering.
We both enjoy camping/hiking/biking, animals of all kinds,
learning new things and enjoying life in general. We expect to be
able to relocate in September, following the closing on the sale
of our log home. We may respectfully request occasional small
blocks of time off throughout our tenure for personal
vacation/travel. Work history and character references available.
Thank you, and please feel free to contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Handyman looking for work with housing. Geographically flexible.
Services include: yard cleaning, carpentry, painting, tree
trimming, fence mending, some auto repair, landscaping, and
irrigation and plumbing. I do not smoke, drink, or do drugs.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Property Caretaker Available In New York City.  I am an Irish
lady and looking to be a property caretaker in NYC or Long Beach,
NY. I can handle the mail or phone calls, take out the garbage,
do some gardening, and light cleaning. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Healthy, active and honest retired couple looking for
house-sitting or a property caretaker position in the Richmond,
VA area for the winter months (January - March 2023). Trade
caretaker and handy-man skills for free housing. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A hardworking, organized young couple is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania area. We are a clean and quiet couple who can manage
a busy schedule, keep on track, and complete a multitude of
tasks. We have years of experience with hospitality, pet care,
cleaning, wood-working and general upkeep. We are trustworthy
with excellent references. If interested, please reach out to us
at vanessaxenia@gmail.com Thank you. 

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XENIA STUDIO began with the quest to find a beautiful yet simple
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
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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. In 2005, the
handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
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