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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

THIS IS OUR 244th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 41, Number 4      

July/August 2023        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 15 countries
Caretaker Profile
Living Rent-Free in Normandy: Rebecca Ivie 
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA 

STUNNING LOCATION AVAILABLE! A caretaker individual or couple
experienced with large-breed dogs (one Great Dane, one Dane
Shepherd puppy) wanted for a private 2,400 sq. ft. waterfront
home and attached 800 sq. ft. attached accessory apartment.
Located out the road in Juneau, accessible only by plane or
ferry. This would be ideal for someone who can work from home, as
a nature photographer, or outdoor enthusiast since you will have
a good deal of free time. Willing to consider a short or
long-term arrangement. A small stipend is also possible
commensurate with skill/experience, and size of the project.
Duties include: Home: indoor and outdoor preventative maintenance
and small projects; housekeeping, and seasonal deep cleaning.
Outdoor: weed whacking (May - October); rustic landscaping. Dog
care: walking, feeding, maintenance of training, occasional
overnight care if away. Winter: Assist with snow and ice removal
during the winter. Accommodations include a one bedroom attached
furnished apartment with waterfront view; utilities, internet and
garage space included. Applicants must be fit, a non-smoker, and
drug-free. Time-off: two to three days/week (will increase as
puppy requires less attention). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a wilderness kennel site near Eagle,
Alaska, along the Yukon River. This is an extremely remote
location. Travel to and from the site by boat, snowmobile, and
dog team. Responsibilities year round include 1½ hours in the
dog kennel, help with wood cutting, splitting, hauling and help
with any heavy work needed. Most of the day would be free.
Potential summer income from helping with float/canoe river
tours. Winter offers you learning survival skills, running a dog
team and potential income from helping with dog sled tours.
Lodging is provided in a dry cabin. A stipend will be offered for
food and supplies. There is limited Wi-Fi unless you have your
own system such as StarLink. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and you can also visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, Alaska, summer 2023, from
mid-June – mid-August or mid-September. Your own RV (or tent)
is required. Free campsite and minimal pay for minimal work for
facilities and guest care at beautiful Blueberry Lake Campgrounds
(No RV hookups, Wi-Fi, 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 the host:
storage space onsite, bikes, and tank dumping nearby. Bring your
own paddleboard/other gear. Dogs are welcome. We are located 24
miles from town. You can learn more by visiting
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER(S) NEEDED on a southern Arizona wine country
mountain ranch: July/August and ongoing. Enjoy the dark sky, and
very scenic terrain. Feed the two horses, and two dogs twice
daily. The caretaker will have the use of a furnished studio
apartment, and some salary. Looking for a non-smoking, clean
living caretaker. Please email your information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. I have two homes – one in Arizona where I
spend the majority of my time, and my other home is in Florida. I
have a 40 acre ranch with my main Arizona home, that also has
three barns, and one home for the caretaker, and a workshop.
Tasks include equipment and grounds maintenance (tractor, golf
carts, all vehicles, generators, blowers, fences, lights, fans,
etc.). Basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. Welding
skills would also be a plus. I also need help with errands,
projects, and overseeing vendors. The weekly schedule is five
days, eight hours per day, and on-call for any emergencies.
Compensation includes a salary ($35,000 - $40,000 range,
negotiable) plus use of the 1,500 sq. ft. caretaker home on my
Arizona ranch!). You will also need to travel to my Florida home
at least twice a year, so you’ll need your own vehicle, or if
not I can provide you with airline tickets. Please have a minimum
of three years’ experience, and email your resume and provide
at least three checkable professional references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 1 through September 30, 2023. 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, are 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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Thanks to our caretaker-wanted ad that ran in the Gazette, we now
have a great caretaker living on our estate property. Not only
does our caretaker have the opportunity to live in one of the
most beautiful places in the world, but our caretaker is also
helping to keep our property maintained and learning some
valuable skills that they can take with them when they decide to
move on to another caretaker position. This is the second
caretaker we’ve had through the ads we’ve run in the Gazette
and both have been the best caretakers we’ve ever had! Thank
you for your publication and having some of the best people
available! Sara J., WI

Sara, 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.

As I have previously told you over the phone, I don’t use
computers. I’m so glad that when I last called, you told me all
about the new positions that you email to all subscribers every
week. Here’s my son’s email address enclosed. As you said,
please send new positions to my son’s email address every week,
and then I’ll just ask him to call me, and he can read the new
positions to me over the phone. Jane L., Trenton, NJ

Jane, we’re glad to help you. We’ll email new
opportunities to your son’s email address numerous times every
week, so this way you’ll be getting hundreds of new
opportunities that you won’t see in the issues because
sometimes homeowners need to find people immediately.

I just subscribed to your publication, but I have never taken
care of someone else’s house before. I have always lived in the
city in a small apartment. Can you provide me with any tips on
the best way to be accepted as either a housesitter or property
caretaker? Thanks. Larry R. Portland, OR

Hi Larry, thanks for asking. Here are some tips, for you that
should prove helpful:
                          
1. Determine if you want to be a housesitter or a property
caretaker. A housesitter normally just takes care of the
homeowner’s pets and plants in exchange for rent-free living
and no compensation. A property caretaker will also take care of
the homeowner’s pets and plants but has many more
responsibilities and will be compensated for them, in addition to
the free housing provided.

2. Have a one-page list of your references prepared and ready to
send out immediately. Anyone who has common sense, positive
references, and is in good health can be a housesitter or
property caretaker. If you have previously taken care of
someone’s home, your reference list should include the names
and phone numbers of the homeowner’s where you have been a
housesitter/property caretaker. If you have never been a
housesitter/property caretaker, your reference list should
include professional references on your list, such as your
employer, doctor, attorney, landlord, etc. Homeowners want to
know you're responsible and trustworthy!

3. Have a one-page resume prepared and ready to send out
immediately. Keep it simple and to the point. Be sure that
everything on your resume, especially your contact information,
is up to date.

4. Read the rent-free living assignments in The Caretaker Gazette
very carefully and make sure the assignment is right for you. If
you don't think that you are interested in an assignment, please
do not waste your time or the homeowners' time by applying for
assignments that you don't think you will accept.

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a 25,000 acre Western Queensland cattle
property. After three years, our caretakers have moved on. We are
looking for an active self-motivated caretaker(s). This is a
family run cattle property, with some sheep. This is a paid
position with separate accommodation/power/internet supplied or
your own accommodation is welcome. We are 90 kilometers to town.
General Station duties required as well as maintaining the
garden, waters, fencing and checking livestock. Pets not
preferred. Applications welcome. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS NEEDED on a Southern Highlands farm, in New
South Wales. Looking for a couple or single to live on our farm
in a one bedroom self-contained dwelling with separate entrance
(utilities included) in exchange for 15 hours per week of work
– work includes changing over farm stay accommodation
(approximately three hours per changeover up to three times per
week during school holidays), garden maintenance (experience with
machinery essential), taking care of farm animals on occasion
(knowledge of horses ideal) and a love of an old Labrador is
essential. A six month commitment is preferred but I am happy to
discuss. Small pets welcome. Nonsmokers please. If this could be
your cup of tea (and I do love a cuppa), could you please message
with me a little information about yourself/ves to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINTENANCE/GENERAL HELPER NEEDED with their own van in
Bloomfield, Queensland. Bloomfield is north of Cairns taking the
Mulligan Highway from Mareeba. Our establishment, Bloomfield
Escape, is a small family owned boutique style accommodation, one
hour south of Cooktown. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
learn more about us; where we are and what we do. We are looking
for a person/couple from early June to help maintain our lawns
once a week and be an extra ‘presence’ at our establishment
should we need to leave for a day, i.e., answering the phone,
taking bookings, check-ins, etc. In exchange we can provide a
private, quiet place to put your van (with power). There is some
paid work involved such as cleaning cabins when required. For
more information, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP. Are you looking for a lifestyle change at
a beachfront resort in the Whitsundays, Queensland. We are
looking for a self-retiree or couple to live on site, preferably
in your own caravan, otherwise accommodation can be provided. We
have eight cabins, and a bar and restaurant. You will need to do
maintenance jobs for the units and surrounds, pump the water,
mowing, raking, and cleaning the units, for up to 20 hours/week,
pending what suits you. Paid hospitality award wages provided.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CARETAKER, CLEANER, SUPERVISOR POSITION is available at a
workers camp near Tabulam, New South Wales. Tabulam is a rural
village in the northeastern section of New South Wales, 800
kilometers from Sydney. This position is available for
approximately six months from about July to December (Blueberry
season) to assist in the day-to-day maintenance, cleaning and
running of an islander fruit picker accommodation facility near
Tabulam. You will need your own van. Powered site with water
provided as part of remuneration. This is ideally suited for a
reasonably fit and mobile couple, although we have had singles in
the past. For more details, please get in touch with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX IS SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER or
couple to live onsite in Colignan, in a well maintained
one-bedroom ensuite cabin, as resident caretakers to manage the
day-to-day operations and maintenance of the farm's worker
accommodation grounds and facilities capable of housing 100
workers. The onsite accommodation is mostly comprised of cabins,
dongas and caravan parking sites. This role best suits an
applicant or couple with an energetic "get up and go" mentality
and flexible approach to work-days/hours which will fluctuate
seasonally subject to the citrus or grape harvest. Free
accommodation and no cost utilities form part of the remuneration
package on offer. Please call the HR Manager on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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

GARDENER WANTED in Alpha, Queensland. Looking for a couple to do
some garden work and checking the waters in the Alpha area. If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX location in North
Queensland. This great opportunity has just come up for a
caretaker for this beautiful beach front location. We provide a
free shady site on the beach front, water and the amazing
wildlife dreams are made of in exchange for light duties. You
provide your self-contained caravan and the willingness to look
after the property and keep the grounds tidy. This would suit a
couple who love nature and the beach front. An ex-tradesman,
farmer, or keen gardener would be ideal. This is in an incredible
location, and our previous caretakers have all stayed longer than
planned. This is an immediate start with three months’ work
available. If interested, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

UNPAID COUPLE NEEDED for a farmlet in the Tamworth region of New
South Wales. I am a single mother with an 11-year-old son living
on an approximately 500 acre farm nestled against the picturesque
Great Dividing Range, close to Tamworth Scone and Murrurundi,
NSW. We have approximately 60 head of cattle plus horse dogs and
cats. A couple is needed to do basic farm work, gardening, animal
care, maintenance, and cleaning. Must have good references and an
Australian police clearance. Must have some experience (cattle
horses dogs and cats) with animals both large and small. Flexible
working arrangements are available for two to three hours per
day, four to five days a week. Expenses are reimbursed if
approved in advance. Must be able to do full-time caretaking of
the property if I am absent. You will need your own accommodation
in an RV, camper, etc. including your own shower. You will have
access to free power, water and a toilet, and can park your rig
in my homestead area. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
references and security check.

CARETAKERS WANTED near Darwin, Northern Territory. Our small
family farm is one hour out of Darwin (Lake Bennett), near
Litchfield National Park. We offer a powered site for your RV
with water for the caretakers throughout our beautiful dry
season. In exchange we ask for light farm duties such as feeding
our animals or checking cattle troughs. We can also offer paid
building/laboring work if skilled in this area. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELGIUM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in six B&B’s spread throughout Wallonia:
Eupen, Han-Sur-Lesse, Louvain-la-Neuve, Ovifat,
Villers-Sainte-Gertrude et Wanne. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
non-profit organization that provides accommodation for all kinds
of people: young people, families, school groups, sports clubs
and retirees. The B&B’s provide full board to their guests.
Throughout the year, the B&B’s offer a series of activities for
the guests to enjoy. Kaleo organizes thematic school trips for
kindergarten, primary and secondary school students. They also
hold a workshop during school vacation for young people from 5 to
16. Kaleo provides a social and dynamic atmosphere by organizing
events such as “neighbor’s drinks”, craft markets,
storytelling walks or even Halloween and New Year’s Eve
parties. Volunteers will have the opportunity to stay in several
B&B’s during their project. At each B&B, they will be able to
appreciate the atmosphere and participate in the daily life. Here
are examples of tasks volunteers will be asked to do: welcoming
groups; creating and organizing activities for training courses;
creating and organizing activities for school groups; helping the
organization in the preparation of events in B&B’s; creating
and setting up activities with the guests; helping with the
smooth running of the B&B (serving meals, helping with cleaning,
etc.). Volunteers will be staying in different B&B’s, depending
on availability, events and activities. In each B&B’s, they
will have a room (usually a private room with a shared bathroom).
Volunteers will be provided with food (three meals a day). To
obtain more information, volunteers should email
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/NEVADA

NOW HIRING. Need a live-in caretaker/personal assistant/driver
for a semi-retired mature individual male This is a full-time
salaried position, based on experience. Duties required in two
locations (Hollywood Hills, CA/Lake Tahoe, NV), to Assist the
Employer in performing daily tasks. Separate housing provided on
both properties with a private entrance. No outside personal
entertaining will be permitted on any of employer’s properties.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years, with live-in
property experience, and checkable references. Must possess good
communication and organizational skills, and have a valid
driver’s license with no restrictions. Must have experience to
drive/tow an automobile and boat trailer. Company provided car
and cell phone. Bookkeeping is not a requirement. Basic computer
knowledge, internet, and email skills necessary. Bilingual
English/Spanish speaking helpful. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Newport Beach, California. Need
a responsible and respectful duo to work Tuesday through Saturday
for a busy couple who travel a lot. Responsibilities include
overseeing and maintaining the interior and exterior of the home.
The job description includes detailed housekeeping, laundry and
ironing, meal service, houseman, exterior and yard maintenance,
and vehicle maintenance. Qualifications: 
    - Must have a reliable car, and a valid driver’s license
with a clean record.
    - Two or more years of high end verifiable domestic
experience.
Accommodation and salary to be discussed. Please submit your
updated resume for immediate consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

100+ YEAR OLD NONPROFIT HIKING CLUB seeks a live-in caretaker for
our Clubhouse nestled above Muir Woods, within 20 minutes of
Downtown Mill Valley. Responsibilities: Security, maintenance,
and cleaning of the Clubhouse and grounds; make the Clubhouse
available and welcoming to members and their guests; work with
the Committee Chairs to organize and run volunteer workdays,
festivals and fundraisers; coordinate with the Beverage and
Kitchen Committees to manage beverage/food ordering and delivery;
administrative tasks such as bill paying, bank deposits,
maintenance of vendor relationships, and enforcement of Club
rules. Perks: Competitive salary, your own one-bedroom apartment
with a full kitchen and bathroom (family members and pet
allowed), utilities, internet, and health insurance. Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours per week. Duration: 3-year contract with the
opportunity to renew. Desired Experience: Building maintenance
and restoration, bar management, hospitality, landscaping. To
inquire please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature single person or a
couple, no smoking, children, pets, or drugs. 15 hours a week of
housekeeping, gardening, general maintenance, large vegetable
garden and some driving—in exchange for a modest upstairs two
bedroom, one bath with laundry and storage, all utilities
included. Located in the heart of the Valley of the Moon,
California. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITY – A large one bedroom/one bath home with
a big yard in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California is
available for an individual/couple who have koi pond and Japanese
garden maintenance expertise. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual or couple to care for our koi ponds and Japanese
gardens on our 7-acre permaculture homestead in Felton. It is a
beautiful heritage property with 400-year-old oaks, an 8-year-old
food forest, organic food and medicinal gardens, koi ponds, and
Japanese-style meditation gardens. We are looking for someone for
whom this is their dream job, in a phase of life where you feel
rooted and not traveling a lot. We are in a quiet phase of life
and looking for someone who can contribute to the stewardship of
this land in a quiet and thoughtful way. 
BENEFITS: 
- You will have your own, private one bedroom/one bath home with
a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and a bonus
loft/office. The house has a large, fenced backyard with a deck
and Japanese maples. Onsite parking. The rent is $2,400/month.
- We will guarantee you 20 hours of work per week at $30/hour to
cover the cost of rent.
- Share of organic fruit, vegetables, and medicinal herbs from
the property
- Convenient location, seven minutes to downtown Felton, 15
minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, and 45 minutes to San Jose.
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
- Driver’s license
- Koi and pond maintenance expertise
- Japanese garden and pruning expertise
- Responsive on text as property needs arise (taking care of
emergencies if they come up after hours)
LIFESTYLE:
- No smoking
- Quiet
- Clean background check
- No unannounced visitors
If this sounds like a fit for you, please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

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 26 until September 30. Our
comfortable two bedroom condo is near the Montreal Botanical
Garden. We have a pool that is shared with other people living in
our condominium complex. We live in a quiet neighborhood, close
to shopping, and you can use our bicycles when we’re gone. The
only chores you would have would be caring for our dogs and
keeping the house clean. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with your information so you can be considered for this
house/pet-sit position.

CARIBBEAN 

UNIQUE CARIBBEAN OPPORTUNITY. Historic waterfront Hotel/B&B seeks
a management couple. If you have dreamt about moving to the
Caribbean and living on a small Island, this is the chance you
have been waiting for. Our hotel/B&B on the Island of St.
Eustatius has a historic building dating back to 1776, it has 20
rooms and suites. We are seeking an experienced couple to handle
all guest related operations. Must have a strong background in
maintenance and guest services. The property needs work but is
fully operational. You will be managing a small staff of lovely
people. Mostly bed & breakfast. Food and beverage operations are
possible. Please contact us by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

HELP WANTED. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was a guest Dude Ranch, for
40 years. Recently purchased by a private family and undergoing
modernizing renovations. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will not be
hosting guests until 2024. Come and experience ranch life at a
working ranch, without the guests, and just the authentic western
experience. We are currently accepting applications for
Horticulture Assistants, landscapers, and ranch hands with
additional skills. The specific skills we are interested in are
Ag fence repair, heavy equipment operation, welding, carpentry,
horticulture assistant, landscaping, equine care,
irrigation/sprinkler repair/install, and flood irrigation. This
position is available now for the summer season with the
possibility of year-round work. Guaranteed 40+ hour work per week
until snow falls. Seasonal work is approximately May – November
each year. Compensation $15-$25, we have on-site housing
available if needed and can be negotiated with pay, all housing
is shared with coworkers your age and gender. The housing has
Wi-Fi and Cell. To apply please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
then click on Contact at the bottom of the website. Thanks.

PART-TIME FARM HAND AND CARETAKER NEEDED at the historic
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX includes 120 acres of mixed topography on
the eastern border of Larimer County, near the town of Johnstown.
The 120 acres includes approximately 60 acres of tillable land
and 60 acres of mixed pasture, wetlands, bluffs with some
extraordinary views of the front range and beautiful frontage
along the Big Thompson River. The land has been farmed
biodynamically and/or organically for the last 22 years with good
soil fertility. Crops grown include rye, barley, corn, alfalfa,
hemp, and vegetables. The farm also has a small flock of sheep
and goats. The farm is managed by the farm owner, together with a
farm team consisting of offsite, paid help and volunteers.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is also home to the Cresset Center, which
carries out educational events and activities on the farm. The
Farmhand and Caretaker will live on the farm, be an active member
of the Farm Team, and assist in all the activities associated
with carrying for the farm and buildings. We are seeking a
mature, responsible, non-smoking individual who has some farming
experience, is comfortable working hard, and enjoys being part of
a team. Note that drug and alcohol use are not allowed on the
farm. Responsibilities will include helping maintain the
homestead and farmstead gardens (these consist of about two acres
of herbs and vegetables), animal chores (currently there are 10
sheep living on the farm), assist with building and fence
repairs, assist with farming chore activities, help with cresset
center events as needed, work closely with other farm team
members and participate in farm team meetings, and maintain the
trailer in good condition, including winterizing, repairs,
routine maintenance, etc. The time commitment will be 20 hours a
week. Free lodging will be provided in a brand-new Forest River
mobile home (Model Flagstaff Microlite 25 BRDS) on a beautiful,
quiet, peaceful farm, on a one year lease. Three months of free
utilities (utilities will be negotiated afterwards based on your
usage and cost during the first three months). Garden space will
be available for your personal use, along with a share of the
meat and produce produced on the farm. There is an opportunity to
expand responsibilities and compensation if things work out well
for you here. Please send a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED on a beautiful 450 acre
ranch located outside of Gypsum, Colorado. The ranch is rural and
45 minutes from any town. The couple must work well as a team.
Must be acquainted with all four seasons and accustomed to
working in the cold and snow. Must have horse knowledge with
taking horseback rides and teaching children to ride.
Horsemanship is a plus. Knowledge needed for a small herd of
cattle. Must have knowledge of fishing, irrigating pastures, and
feeding animals. Duties include lawn care, flower garden care,
irrigation installation and repair, basic mechanical skills for
upkeep of vehicles and equipment, handyman skills for buildings,
HVAC knowledge, fencing, repairing, and keeping things running
smoothly. Must be able to run a chainsaw, zero turn mower, weed
whacker, track hoe, backhoe, forklift, side by sides, drive a
truck and trailer and be able to maintain and work on all
equipment. Should have pond, creek, and irrigation ditch
experience. Knowledge and experience with stone patios, staining,
and fine log homes. Have had experience in hiring, managing,
getting bids, and getting the best deals possible for the owners.
Must have an eye for detail and go above and beyond. Must be
physically strong and able since this is a demanding job. Be
incredible at cleaning fine houses with specialty finishes.
Ability to help cook and plan hospitality for small family
groups. Willingness to stock groceries and all paper goods. The
skills to work with a ranch budget and accounting. Will also pick
up and drop off at Denver or Eagle Airports. Must be very honest,
kind, able to take direction, ability to communicate well and
take feedback without getting offended. Be willing to learn and
take advice. To love the land as your own and always take care of
it to the highest standards. Must have professional references
and be willing to do a background check and have a clean driving
record. Paid time off, with gas and electricity included. Salary
depends upon experience. The private home is 1,800 sq. ft., three
bedroom, two bath, beautiful home with custom finishes, walk in
closets, custom mudroom, custom fireplace, and custom laundry
room. Lawn, gardens, flowers, private deck, and area for
chickens. Located one hour from Vail and one hour from Glenwood
Springs. This is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Looking for an
immediate hire. Please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

HELP NEEDED ASAP. 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. A clean background check will be required.
Please send your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time, live-in
Innkeeper for our beautiful five room bed and breakfast located
in East Hampton, Connecticut. Our town is located 22 miles south
of the state capital of Hartford and is equidistant from Boston
and New York City. The job responsibilities include greeting the
guests, answering phone calls, replying to emails, social media,
housekeeping, room changeovers, food shopping, preparing, and
serving breakfasts for guests and making sure all aspects of the
guests stay are satisfactory. Compensation includes a room in the
Mansion including all utilities and a percentage of the room and
event sales. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

DELAWARE 

AWARD WINNING (Trip Advisor & Booking.com), well established, Bed
& Breakfast in historic Odessa, Delaware seeks an Innkeeper
couple to manage and maintain this unique, recently renovated
(with all new systems), four guestroom en suite Inn. Current
innkeepers will be leaving to become nearby and at-the-ready,
first-time grandparents before the summer’s end. This position
includes on-site living accommodations, salary, and profit
sharing opportunities. Please contact us by emailing your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and look us up at our website:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

SUPERB OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for an experienced domestic couple
to work on the principal’s beautiful estate in Tunbridge Wells,
Kent. This busy couple are seeking enthusiastic versatile and
practical candidates to undertake their Housekeeper and
Gardener/Caretaker roles. Duties include all housekeeping work
such as cleaning, laundry, ironing, silver polishing, grocery
shopping and some basic cooking. The gardening role will include
working as part of an established friendly team. Knowledge of all
garden machinery, ride-on mowers and good basic gardening
knowledge is essential. Additional duties will include house
security, property and pool maintenance, car valeting and
occasional driving. Candidates need to have a high attention to
detail and pride in their work. Working hours are 35 hours per
week, Tuesday - Saturday. Some flexibility may be required, with
time off given in lieu. Both candidates must have a full clean
driving license (car provided for work use) and agree to
undertake an enhanced DBS check at the offer stage. Pet friendly
is essential. The accommodation provided is a spacious one
bedroom, well-furnished cottage. A small dog will be considered.
Interviews to commence right away in order to start as soon as
possible. Salary on offer £65,000 to £70,000/year dependent on
experience. Please apply with your resume and local references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

PERSONABLE, HIGHLY ORGANISED live-in housekeeping couple sought
for three months (90 days from mid-June) for a historic 12
bedroom hamlet in the Var, France. A focus on discerning
standards with flexibility and teamwork is needed. The role
includes cleaning, shopping, errands, and driving plus kitchen
management, table presentation. A team of a cook, pool and garden
staff are on hand. Bed linen is laundered and pressed offsite by
a service. Some maintenance, watering and poolside tidying
involved. Separate live-in furnished two bedroom cottage with
generous living space provided onsite in a beautiful setting.
Kindness, full fitness, excellent references, minimum five
years’ experience, strong driving experience and clean license
required. 50 hours/week (5.5 days) each to cover the full week.
Competitive salary offered. Applicants should send their resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GEORGIA

COUPLE NEEDED for a plantation south of Savannah, on the coast
and on the water. Requires the couple to maintain extensive
grounds, woodland roads, and have building maintenance skills for
14 100-year-old buildings. The couple will receive a $75,000
salary, plus a beautiful spacious 100-year-old three bedroom/two
bathroom house overlooking the water. The property is long
considered ecologically and environmentally one of the most
pristine on the Eastern Seaboard. This job is for a couple with
passion for nature and history, and willing to do hard physical
work to preserve it. Please reply by telephone:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED for two full-time positions. Live and
work off the grid on a private island. Care for and preserve
historic homes nestled within a pristine coastal forest. A nature
lovers dream. Experienced boat handling skills are a must. Very
physical/active jobs. Must work well with others. Team players.
Good communication/social skills, dependable, flexible,
adaptable, self-starters, problem solvers. Willing to learn new
skills. Willing/able to help those for whom we work. Duties
include housekeeping, seasonal deep cleaning, and turnover
cleaning during guest seasons. Guest preparation and hospitality
style interactions. Maintenance and operation of diesel
generators, solar panels, and a small fleet of pickup trucks.
Maintenance of grounds, houses, pools, boats, and other
equipment. Firewood collection; chainsaws, wood
splitting/hydraulic splitter, backhoe use. Painting and large
projects, (electrical, water lines, roads, docks, construction,
etc.). Times without guests. Willing/able to be on the island
without going to the mainland for periods of time. Willing to
have a flexible work schedule as the job is not 9-5 or
Monday-Friday. Covid vaccination is required. Drug-free
workplace. Salaried positions. Benefits: health insurance, health
savings account, retirement, vacation, bonuses, phone stipend,
private two bedroom home with utilities included. Pet friendly.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

LOOKING FOR CONSCIOUS, RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE caretakers on the
Big Island of Hawaiʻi beginning ASAP. Kipukamaluhia is a unique
eco-sanctuary; an ideal space for those who cherish elegant,
voluntary simplicity, for whom self-inquiry, beauty, direct
communication, mindfulness, and integrity are important and for
those who are nourished by and love to connect with and care for
gardens, orchards, and animals. Applicants must have a car.
Please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARE FOR FOUR CATS AND LAND, for off grid housing and food, on
three acres in Kapoho, Hawai`i. Permaculture food forest and
greenhouse. Need help by zoom too. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPER NEEDED for a beautiful five unit bed and breakfast in
South Kona in Kealakekua Bay, a short distance from the ocean.
The job consists of monitoring check ins/check outs and keeping
the place clean and organized. Cooking skills are highly valued.
The job is suitable for a single, mature, responsible woman,
retired or working from home. Some basic computer skills are
required to access a user-friendly booking engine, responding to
emails, and taking phone calls. Applicants need to be in good
physical condition with professional house cleaning experience
and a kind personality. The job is available now, and a one year
minimum commitment is requested. The workload is about 25 hours
per week. Compensation includes a furnished apartment on site
with gorgeous views and use of the spa: swimming pool, hot tub,
and sauna. Monetary compensation available above a certain number
of hours. For more information, please email us at
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. 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. My response should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and
mahalo!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED from August 22 to August 31.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to work
on the historical island of Vioey for the 17th year in a row with
our host, the city of Reykjavik. Vioey or “Wood Island” is a
popular destination during the summer among Icelandic and foreign
visitors. The island is covered by many species of plants and at
least 30 species of breeding birds have been counted here. Vioey
was inhabited soon after the settlement of Iceland in the 10th
century. In the beginning of the 20th century, around 100 people
lived there. Today the island is uninhabited. There is a regular
ferry connection between the island and the harbor of Reykjavík.
The island is only a few hundred meters away from the city and
the trip takes a few minutes. This makes Vioey so special; it is
a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life of the
capital. There are hiking and cycling paths around the island and
there is no motor traffic allowed. It also features intriguing
sculptural artwork, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars
that comprise Richard Serra’s work Afangar and Yoko Ono’s
“Imagine Peace” column, a tower of light, which is supported
by the widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest on Vioey
are related to archaeological research. Volunteers will help
prepare the island for the autumn/winter season. Volunteers will
beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially
along the coastline, for instance by hand-picking garbage or
collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the
shores and surroundings. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may
carry out some gardening activities as well and possibly make and
maintain walking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to
visit the area without damaging it and this important work also
helps to improve safety for visitors. Depending on the advance of
the project and weather conditions, volunteers may have other
possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden
furniture. The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with
breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some
flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's changeable weather, as
we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities
planned. The temperature in late August can drop during the
evenings. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and
work in all kinds of weather, as it can get cold and rainy. The
working plan is flexible, and it will depend on the needs of our
host. No previous experience is necessary. Since most of the work
will take place outdoors, it is recommended to bring warm and/or
waterproof clothes (overcoats, scarves, gloves, and hats) walking
shoes/boots. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be lodged in a
local house on Vioey Island, in shared rooms. The facilities are
equipped with a kitchen, shower, and a washing machine. Everyone
is expected to show consideration for their companions. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please
note the food XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian.
Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks,
recipes, music, games, or movies from your country for the
intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients
may be expensive in Iceland, and you will need to buy them
yourselves or bring them from your country. For more information,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IDAHO

COUPLE NEEDED FOR CARETAKING AND HORSE TRAINING this summer at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a dream summer job in the remote
Sawtooth Mountains. The position is available ASAP (but no later
than early June) and through the middle of August (or until the
middle of October if desired). Caretaking responsibilities will
include landscaping, pool cleaning, special projects, and
housekeeping (1/2 day per week). Horse training will depend on
experience. Anything from breaking colts, trimming, and grooming
to just keeping horses fit and ready to ride. Part of your job
will be going on an amazing horse ride together every day. If you
do not have horse experience, please still apply. If you have
your own horses, we may be open to you bringing them for the
summer. This position includes private caretaker residence
housing. This is a remote town with no services. If you need to
be in town constantly, this is not the job for you. We are a very
happy hardworking group looking for a couple to join us in our
small piece of heaven. If you are happy and positive and hard
working please apply. We are easy going and drama free and not
looking for any. Please email your experience and interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIEST LAKE, IDAHO CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a single
person or couple to perform yard and general property maintenance
on our vacation cabin and 1/2 acre lot as well as perform
housekeeping in between guests at the main cabin. Accommodations
for this summer will be a newer 28' RV with slide out and full
utilities. High speed internet is included for remote work if
needed. We will finish a 500 sq. ft, above garage apartment this
winter which will be your long-term accommodations. Our property
is located in Kalispell Bay within walking distance to the lake,
the marina and also backs up to Forest Service land for thousands
of acres at your fingertips. Kalispell Creek with a nice sandbar
is a short 3 - 4 minute walk behind the property. We would like
to trade accommodations and all utilities for caretaking and
housekeeping. Additional pay depending on the amount of
housekeeping will be offered and can be negotiated. There are
also opportunities to clean other properties in the immediate
area if interested in extra income. Please email your information
and why you are interested to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED IN SUN VALLEY, IDAHO. 50 amp RV hookup, water and
internet provided. Can accommodate a 45 ft. RV/truck and trailer.
Located on a 10 acre Alfalfa Farm/Horse Ranch. Available
beginning of August through November. Exchange for approximately
one hour/day doing light yard work. Can be lumped into one to two
days per week. Will need to be available to feed two to three
horses and clean stalls daily when the owner is away. The rest of
your time would be free to explore the gorgeous wilderness
(hiking, biking, fishing, or other outdoor activities).
Candidates must be in decent physical condition. No major
disabilities, addictions, no smoking, or drama. Singles or
couples are OK, but no children. A dog is OK as long as it gets
along with the owner’s dogs, isn’t a constant barker and
doesn’t bother or chase the horses. References and resumes
required. For more info or questions please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
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 is a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in 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. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. 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

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Living Rent-Free in Normandy: Rebecca Ivie 
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Art and Art History, sculpture, writing, hiking,
plants, travel, and books. Not necessarily in that order.  
Quote: “Art is the highest form of hope.” Gerhard Richter

Rebecca on a visit to St Malo

	Caretaking is relatively new to me. I started a few years ago
doing house and pet-sitting near my home-base in Northwest
Washington state. After a few short term house-sits, friends told
friends that I was available and some jobs in beautiful areas
including the San Juan Islands and California came about.
	I grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California. We had horses
and dogs and a cat and a lot of oak and olive trees. I went to UC
Santa Cruz and graduated with a combined Art/Art History degree.
That summer I moved to Seattle, where I lived for five years. I
raised my children in a small town north of Seattle. While my
kids were growing up, I worked part-time jobs as a Brightworker
(boat varnishing), librarian and soccer coach. I also ran a small
landscaping business for about six years, and most recently,
spent 15 years as a Retail Manager. My hobbies include hiking in
the local forestlands, reading a lot, writing, gardening and clay
sculpture. 
	I began subscribing to The Caretaker Gazette a few years ago. I
had raised my children, (they are all in their late 20s now) and
was ready for something new. A close friend recommended I look
for caretaking work to get a fresh perspective, a change of
scene. Over the next few years, there were jobs that almost
happened. Memorable ones included Costa Rica, Wyoming and New
Mexico. Life intervened a few times, making my leaving
impossible; one time I chickened out (there were snakes). Another
time, after agreeing to a three month stay in another state,
telling all of my friends, quitting my job and making plans, the
owner abruptly changed her mind and really pulled the rug out
from under me. 
	My advice to anyone looking for this type of work is to do your
homework; ask to speak to former caretakers if possible. I was in
touch with a former caretaker whose advice and understanding were
crucial to my experience in France. I now consider her a friend.
Ask for references. If something goes wrong, it’s not like you
can turn someone in to the Caretaker Police. You are trusting
someone you don’t know to be honest and forthright. The good
news is, most people are.
	One of the jobs I applied for in late winter of 2018 was for a
garden caretaking position in rural France. I heard back from the
owners right away. We exchanged a few emails and then they chose
someone else. I forgot all about it. Then, in April of 2019, I
got an email from these same people in France asking if I was
interested in the job for the summer. I had two jobs at the time
and hadn’t been actively looking for caretaking jobs, but it
only took me a few minutes to know that I would be going to
France.
How many times in a life do you get a chance for an experience
like this? 
	When I told people I was going to France, they invariably asked
“How did you find out about this job?” I told them all about
The Caretaker Gazette.
	The job was in Normandy, for three months, taking care of a
Chateau “potager”, or kitchen garden for 20 - 25 hours per
week in exchange for a two bedroom, one bath apartment in the
Chateau. Some family dinners and fresh vegetables and fruit from
the garden were included. The Chateau, built in 1852, sits on 50
acres of forest with large grass lawns around the house. I was
only responsible for the potager, which was one acre including
six large raised beds with all kinds of vegetables, a 60-foot row
of heirloom tomatoes, fruit trees, olive trees, eight very
productive grapevines on a large trellis, some gravel areas and
grass as well as a “Gardener’s Cottage” where tools were
stored and seeds started. It was a lot to take care of,
especially in the height of summer when watering, sometimes twice
a day was necessary. The water system there was very antiquated
and a challenge to use. It was a relief when the hot days ended
and the rains came. Of course, with the rain came more mowing. I
watered, mowed the grass, weeded, planted fall and overwinter
vegetables and harvested. There were a million tomatoes and more
grapes and zucchini (courgette, in French) than we could eat. In
September there were a few cold days and then a warm Indian
Summer. The climate in Normandy is much like where I live in the
Pacific Northwest. The plant hardiness zone is the same, Zone 8,
so I was familiar with many of the plants there as well as the
weeds.
	The chateau is family home run as a business by the Expat
owners, one being a cookbook author who takes visiting clients on
tours of the surrounding area, teaches French cuisine and cooks
gourmet meals. 
	A forty-minute bus ride from the chateau is Rouen. It’s a
wonderful city - winding cobblestone streets with colorful
half-timber buildings, the Seine River, well-curated museums,
thriving outdoor markets of French antiques or Brocante and
amazing food. If you have a chance, go. It is a mini Paris,
friendly and knowable and close to the beautiful west coast of
France.

The Chateau, built in 1852

View of the Potager, or kitchen garden

	I was able to get to Paris, if I made the best bus and train
connections, by 10 am. This was a rare opportunity to have access
to one of the great cities of the world and I took full advantage
of that. I spent about 15 days in Paris, riding the Metro,
visiting museums, eating all kinds of food and just walking for
hours. I don’t think I would ever get tired of it. 
	I have a deep, lifelong interest in Art and Art History, so I
was constantly inspired by what I saw in museums and on trips in
and around Normandy. I have always loved the Impressionists, and
Normandy is where that movement began. Eugene Boudin influenced
Claude Monet and from Monet… well, Impressionism followed.
Monet’s former home and now a museum, Giverny is touristy, but
worth it to someone who loves painting. Monet is also famous for
painting the Rouen Cathedral more than 30 times and is much
celebrated there. I felt like the landscape was a familiar old
friend. Honfleur, Etretat, Dieppe, Deauville… all along the
Normandy coast, these were landscapes weirdly familiar to me
because of the paintings I had known since I was in school. My
favorite museum is Musee d’Orsay in Paris. They have a huge
collection of Impressionist work and more sculpture than most big
museums.
	This past summer was the 77th anniversary of D-day and the
Battle of Normandy. I was lucky to meet a US expat there, through
the chateau owners, who is one of the last living survivors at
Normandy. He has lived in France for over 50 years. His stories
about the Nazis occupying the Chateau and other places nearby and
about trading his cigarettes for food during the war brought that
time and place to life for me. He’s 93, still very active, has
never smoked and still plays a mean game of Horseshoes.
The town nearest the Chateau is a modest, mostly farming
community of 3,500 people. It was a 2.5-mile walk to town and I
walked that route many times. Rolling hills of corn and turnips
and hay dominated the fields. I saw three types of cows, sheep,
horses and one favorite house where an old woman had a menagerie
of ducks, chickens, one turkey, three small dogs and a litter of
kittens all in the same messy yard surrounding her historic
French farmhouse. There were two Boulangeries in town that made
incredible bread and patisserie. I think I tried it all. Monday
farmers markets saw the town square filled with vendors selling
fish, pastries, vegetables, handmade sausage, basic clothing
items, plants and sometimes furniture. While I was living there,
a new, fancy grocery store opened up, (there were already three
grocery stores) and people were incredibly excited about it. It
should come as no surprise that food and access to food is a big
deal there. Interesting fact: I never saw one obese person the
whole time I was in France.
	A lot of people ask me about the language and how I dealt with
that. I took French in high school and tried to study as much as
I could before I left. English was spoken at the Chateau, so I
didn’t learn any French there. Many people speak English in
France; bus drivers, store clerks, but interestingly, not the
doctor I visited when I got sick. 
	I did have to use my French at times. This usually ended up
being a humorous and fun experience where we used our limited
vocabularies, hands and some form of Franglaise to understand
each other. I enjoyed it all, and I did improve, especially in my
ability to read French. I think when you are surrounded by a
language, it seeps into you. Of course, there were times when I
had no idea what someone was saying to me. Then a heartfelt,
“Pardon, je suis Anglaise” would usually do the trick.
Because my commitment was 20 - 25 hours per week, I did have
plenty of time for travel. I had trips to Paris where I
reconnected with an old childhood friend as well as trips to the
coast. We escaped a heatwave by going to Blondville-sur-mer, one
of the most beautiful old-timey beach communities I have ever
seen. Saint-Malo, a medieval walled city on the southern coast,
was also a highlight. If you have read the novel, “All the
Light You Cannot See”, it was set there and in Paris.
I also spent time just hanging out. The chateau was incredibly
quiet and peaceful much of the time. I was able to make some
progress on a writing project, read a few books, draw, and do two
small sculptures with local clay. 
	There were challenges along the way: The owners were abroad for
over a month and during that time, I got very ill from ingesting
tainted water. I needed help navigating the French medical
system, which is really quite good, and a very strong antibiotic.
I relied on the kindness of some US expats living nearby, and
some doctor friends consulting in the U.S. It was a tough time -
being alone and sick in a foreign country is not fun. Next time I
go to Europe, I will take more meds with me. I will take
Pepto-Bismol for sure, as it is not available there.
	I wish I had taken less gear. I was happy to have my nice garden
clippers, gloves and my favorite tool- a Japanese Hori-Hori
knife, but I could have made do with less clothing. Travel light
if you can. I stayed just under three months, so I didn’t need
to deal with getting a work visa. I’ve heard that can be tricky
in France.
I am hoping to go abroad again soon. I would love to find
something related to Innkeeping or another garden related job in
Europe, especially in the U.K. Meanwhile, I’m home taking care
of my garden, which is a mess after me being gone for three
months. I’m also dreaming a little about what comes next while
reading the new ads in The Caretaker Gazette.

Rebecca in front of the Gardener’s Cottage

INDIANA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (OR INDIVIDUAL) interested in working
part-time as live-in Innkeepers at a Historic Federal Mansion in
Madison, Indiana. This opportunity would be great for a retired
couple looking for an adventure in a great small town. Looking
for live-in Innkeepers who have flexible work from home role(s),
or individuals interested in running or owning a B&B to learn the
trade and try it out. Our Bed & Breakfast is a small operation
with four rentable rooms. Currently the season is March through
mid-December, allowing for time off or winter travel, if desired,
in addition to in-season time off. The duties include guest
check-in, some online reservations, cooking and serving
breakfast, laundry, and housekeeping oversight (we hire someone
to turn rooms). The compensation includes on-site residence (six
rooms) with utilities and internet plus monthly salary with
year-end bonus. No pets or smoking please. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA 

AN IOWA BISON AND CATTLE RANCH, surrounded by woods and pastures,
is seeking a caretaker 10 hours a week plus occasional ranch and
pet sitting in exchange for room and board, and a small monthly
stipend. This is a woman-owned, grassfed operation. We welcome
anyone interested in learning more about grazing and sustainable
agriculture. No experience necessary, but must be willing to lift
50lbs, learn to drive a tractor and skid steer, and walk long
distances to check fence lines. Absolutely no smokers or drug
use. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IRELAND 

HELP NEEDED in Maynooth, Ireland. Attention horse lovers! We have
a small family run Riding School and Livery yard and dog boarding
kennels in County Kildare near Dublin, and we need help with our
ponies and horses - we would be delighted if we could find
someone who would help us with these animals and who is able to
ride to a decent level/clean stables/groom horses/walk dogs. We
have some lovely well trained horses for any horse enthusiast. We
would love someone who could do a bit of maintenance on the
yard/farm, gardening, painting etc., if asked. Working around
horses can be hard work but rewarding. I have bred horses for
over 40 years, and we are a fully insured and approved riding
school so there is plenty of knowledge to be gained. Our breeding
season is starting in a few weeks, and we are expecting seven
foals (baby horses). We also have two large dogs outside and two
small dogs inside. We have a beautiful large Georgian Home with
mature gardens close to the university town of Maynooth. Next
door is a huge Golf club and Hotel with extensive forests for
walking. You will have a bedroom in our family home with free
Wi-Fi and use of a bike and all meals will be provided to our
helpers. I will take you to the local town to explore or drop you
off at the bus/train to the city on your days off. The bus and
train to the city is four kilometers from our house but we go to
the local town daily. If you are interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

KANSAS

HELP NEEDED in north central Kansas. I am a 67-year-old disabled
veteran. I can’t hear. So, I am in the country and am offering
free room and board, garage space, and the run of the house for a
female caretaker. Must have someone with energy who can garden
organically and knows medical herbs, as I plan on growing a few
acres of them. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

MARYLAND

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.

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Resourceful, independent couple sought
for beautiful, remote island security, from about September 15,
2023 through June 15, 2024. Caretaking for multiple years is
possible and desirable. Simple lifestyle, gorgeous waterfront,
winter solitude and dramatic New England coastal weather describe
this north of Boston location. Living quarters, utilities,
internet, and a monthly stipend provided ($3,333/month). Earn
additional income doing carpentry, painting, and odd jobs for
cottage owners during ample free time. Plumbing, electrical
(solar off-grid) and boating skills are a plus. Applicants should
be fit and child-free. Non-smokers preferred. Couples only
please. For more information, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE CONSERVED 1,700 ACRE ISLAND off Cape Cod --Looking for an
experienced, hardworking, resourceful couple to manage an island
farm with three summer rental houses. This is a lifestyle change,
a homesteader's dream. It is an opportunity to live in a pristine
setting in a one-of-a-kind farmhouse that overlooks a private
harbor. It requires a careful balance between isolation and
hospitality. In the summer months the rental houses are filled
with vacationers. During the winter months the island is empty.
It is a full time job for two people in the summer and a part
time job in the winter. Duties include maintenance of the
buildings and farm equipment, operation of island boat,
assistance to visitors, maintaining island vegetable garden,
island patrol, trail mowing and maintenance, management of
livestock, and light record keeping. The position of Island
Manager requires a hardworking farmer's mentality and the ideal
candidate must have a can-do attitude and be able to adjust
strategies on the fly. Advanced boating skills are a necessity.
Strong mechanical skills and carpentry skills are needed. The
position includes a $70,000/year salary, housing and all
utilities, usage of island boat, vacation, and contribution
toward health insurance. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The caretaker must protect the grounds,
buildings and equipment from fire, theft, vandalism, and
trespassers at all times. When necessary notify the Fire or
Police Departments, caretakers chairman and the Club President.
Assure that the gate coming into the Club Driveway is closed by
10:30 P.M. on nights when there are no club functions. Ensure
that Club equipment and property is stored in its proper location
for security and insurance reasons. Check members and guests that
use the rifle or archery ranges Monday through Sunday except on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays after 10:00 A.M. Receive Club
deliveries, check in all materials and merchandise, also any
other club property that is removed from the Club. During the
mowing season keep the grass around the immediate perimeter cut
and weed whipped weekly or as needed. During the Winter months
keep all the entryways free of snow and ice. The caretaker is to
receive his or her rent of the apartment, gas, electric and
water. The caretaker must have and provide their own phone. There
will be only two adults allowed to live in the apartment. Pets
are negotiable. He or she will be allowed two weeks paid vacation
a year. Written notice must be given at least two weeks in
advance to the Caretaker Chairman and the Club President unless
emergency leave is necessary. Wages will be $1,000.00 per month.
He or she will be off on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from
10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Inability to perform any or all his or
her duties will cause forfeiture of wages for the affected time
frame. Living quarter arrangements will be continued as approved
by the Caretaker Committee. Either party may terminate this
contract. This contract is on a year to year basis. At the end of
each year there will be an evaluation with the possibility of a
raise. The Caretaker Committee and the Club prefer to employ a
married couple. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a 5-cabin plus main home family
compound with a private lake in northern Michigan. Your
responsibilities would be guest relations, cabin and home
housekeeping, including towel and linen laundry between guests,
routine maintenance and repairs and lawn cutting. Lodging is
provided in a completely refurbished like new small farmhouse
cottage with a whole house generator in exchange for specified
duties. We are located in northern Michigan (south of the
Mackinaw bridge) near a designated wilderness area cherished for
its pristine lakes and old growth forest. This is a great place
to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, enjoy nature or simply relax. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

MISSOURI 

WANTED – a hard working property management couple to train for
a future general manager position. Currently, we are the general
managers of a unique "Private" 1,700 acre property along the
Gasconade River. We are seeking the perfect couple to train that
would replace us when we retire. Unfortunately, the local talent
is fickle and unreliable – which is a real problem in today’s
labor market! This would be a long-term gig. There are too many
perks to mention here. Please respond with a resume or simply
your background, family history, contact info and what you both
want to be doing for the next 20 years! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEPAL

NAMASTE. I can use some volunteer help. My name is Jeeban from
Nepal. My home is located about 13 kilometers from Pokhara. I
have started various organic farming practices and earth friendly
buildings in the Begnas Lake area. We are planning to make an
organic coffee farm. My personal opinion is to do everything in a
sustainable and earth friendly manner. My current project is to
improve our farm by using local materials. My place is always
open for new creative and innovative methods and ideas of farming
and building volunteers can help us by gardening, cutting grass,
taking care of our child, planting vegetables etc. and also
volunteers can do on whatever project or ideas they have. My
place is located at the top of the small hill about 100 meters
above the beautiful Begnas Lake. We can see the excellent views
over Begnas Lake, and the Himalayan range from my garden. My area
is a less touristic place and is safe for everyone. It's
surrounded by jungle and a beautiful garden. We provide local
Nepali food two times a day in exchange for work. Working hours
are three to five hours per day with a flexible schedule. For
more info when you are in Nepal, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEVADA 

FARM WORKER/CARETAKER WANTED for an alfalfa ranch remotely
located in Pershing County. You will be responsible for all daily
duties, pivot and basic mechanical skills are necessary, must be
self-motivated, trustworthy and follow instructions. This is a
year around job, with a home and utilities included. To apply,
please send your resume, references, and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY 

INNKEEPER OR COUPLE needed for a historic Inn and B&B. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in the middle of 1,000 acres of
New Jersey botanical gardens. The successful candidates will be a
one-person or couple team. Absolutely no children and no pets
allowed. They will operate the 20 room Inn, serving breakfast
only (no bar or restaurant) and working with and directing the
cleaning staff/front office daily, and making guests happy and
comfortable with their stay with us. We use ResNexus for all
guests. The Inn is open five days a week, and caterers weddings
and special events on sight with a catering team in place. The
new keepers will start operations as soon as possible, following
training. Pay is $50,000 per year plus a monthly bonus based on
reviews and occupancy which can be $10,000 to $20,000 more. Full
room and board are included at the cost to you. To apply,
applicants should email their resume and any questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

HOUSESITTER needed in Truth or Consequences, NM from around June
15 through September 1. We have a three bedroom/two bathroom
house near some local hot springs. We have a cat and a puppy that
the housesitter will need to care for. We need someone or a
couple (sorry, no other children or pets allowed) throughout the
summer here. One of our vehicles will be available for your use.
Serious inquiries should email their interest and references to
The Caretaker Gazette at caretaker@caretaker.org with “NM
Position” in the Subject Line. All responses will then be
forwarded.

CARETAKER WANTED in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Looking for a person
who is healthy in body, mind, and spirit, honest and clean.
Someone retired who does not have to make a living. Need someone
to help me take care of one elderly standard poodle and some
gardening this summer. In exchange for living in beautiful
surroundings with gas heat, electricity, and the internet. Need
someone with an open heart and a formal Spiritual practice –
someone who has boundaries and an open heart. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE for a mature married couple with no
kids at home to take care of houses and grounds for absentee
owners on a ranch located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. He will be a
jack of all trades and handyman to maintain the interior and
exterior of houses, landscaping and lawn care. She will perform
thorough housekeeping of the houses, light laundry and help with
grounds maintenance. No animal care required. Looking for people
with a positive, can-do attitude who want a long-term position.
Comfortable housing, all utilities, ranch vehicle and salary are
provided. Please send your resume containing contact info, job
skills, prior employment history with names of employers, dates,
and responsibilities to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME, LONG-TERM PERSON(S) vegetarian, with 4x4 and
own income stream (employment opportunities in the area) to live
free, off-grid, in a stream-side cabin in the Gila Wilderness.
Approximately seven hours of work per week. For more details,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, seeks a
year-round Innkeeper. We are looking for a long-term live-in
Innkeeper for our Luxury Boutique three guest room B&B, located
in a seaside community on Long Island. Free room and board.
Looking for a non-smoking, positive, high-energy-active
individual who enjoys providing exemplary guest services with a
do-what-it-takes attitude. You would report directly to the
onsite Owner. Innkeeping and housekeeping experience is a plus,
but we will train the right person. Job duties including but not
limited to greeting guests, check in/out housekeeping (watering
plants/room setup/laundry/food prep, etc.). Supervision of
property, admin tasks and assisting guests if needed during their
stay. $500/week independent contractor with end of high season
bonus. Background check and references required. Please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

A RUSTIC ADIRONDACKS INN SEEKS A CARETAKER. This family-owned Inn
in the heart of the Adirondacks High Peaks seeks a year-round,
long-term caretaker for a 12-room Inn. You will be responsible
for the daily upkeep and maintenance of the Inn, cleaning rooms
and common areas, handling customer service, managing daily
operations, and other support services. Five to six days a week,
averaging six to eight hours a day. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND 

COME AND EXPERIENCE CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND, and help run an
award-winning historic heritage backpacker hostel! This city has
so much to offer with beaches, bars, walking, and retail therapy.
The hostel is actually a former prison and will be one of your
most interesting experiences and accommodations in New Zealand!
We're looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Evening
Receptionist starting ASAP and staying for two months. You must
have a current Working Holiday Visa or the legal ability to work
in New Zealand. This is a work in exchange for accommodation
position (12-14 hours of work per week). As the Night Manager
(six nights a week), you will be doing emails, charging, checking
laundry, and greeting and helping guests with their bookings,
requests, and questions about New Zealand. You will then be
getting the hostel ready for the nighttime after a busy day of
prison life (cleaning and restocking communal areas), locking the
hostel and then answering the odd phone call so will need to stay
in the building overnight. (Some nights are busier/more chill
than others so that's why we allow the 12-14 hours!). You will
have your own room (a former cell!). Work will be interesting,
fun and you will get to meet some great people who are traveling
New Zealand and looking to escape from jail! We have a delightful
team who will make you feel at home and are always up for pizza,
movies and exploring Christchurch. Prison puns an essential! Get
in touch with us by telling us you have legal ability to work in
NZ, that you can commit to a minimum of two months, and a little
bit about yourself! Please stop by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.


WORK EXCHANGE AVAILABLE in the Abel Tasman National Park. Are you
looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman for a
while? We have had staff changes and now have space available. We
are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located out in the beautiful Marahau.
Come on over and see what we are about! We have a range of
accommodation options, a nursery, activities on our doorstep,
farm-raised meat, a veggie garden, and some chickens running
around. For this work exchange, we ask for 12 hours housekeeping
work (over four days in the week) in exchange for your own shared
facilities cabin. These hours will approximately cover the
accommodation with a minor difference due to your own tax
obligations. The work includes housekeeping, cleaning to a high
standard and odd jobs around the place working in the team. No
prior work experience is required, just being keen to get into it
and having a good eye for detail. There is potentially more work
in Marahau with the cafes, restaurants, bars, and kayaking
places! This role is for four weeks minimum, and you must hold a
working visa (Not SSE), IRD number, and Bank account number.
Please check out our website to get a feel for the place at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE and grading business assistant
needed in Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia at Tallulah
Headwaters. We are looking for a strong, energetic, capable
person (or couple), with a varied skill set, to assist us with
property maintenance and care, as well as assisting with our
grading/excavation/hardscape business in the Hayesville (Shooting
Creek), NC area. Skills desired include some basic carpentry,
basic electrical/plumbing, and hardscape/landscape work.
Operation of (or assisting with site prep around) heavy
equipment, and mechanical skills. Welding and woodworking
knowledge is a plus, but not necessary – more important than
anything is a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and do
whatever is necessary to get the job done for our clients, and
assist us on the property, from running errands and trash runs,
to assisting in the building of structures, tree removal and
other tasks. Must like animals (dogs/cats), as we have them on
our property, and you must be comfortable with remote living –
since we are 40 minutes, one way, to the closest town! No pets
and kids preferred, but this can be discussed with the right
candidate/couple. Housing, with all utilities paid, ATV provided,
and salary depends on experience. To apply, please email your
resume and references 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, which 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 include “Sea Gypsy
Application” in the Subject Line: so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OHIO

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Canton/Hartville area. Looking for a
person or a couple. This is not a traditional ranch job and is
not a riding position. We currently have three horses in
residence but can be as low as two and up to six. This is a 30
acre horse facility with indoor and outdoor arena, pasture space,
and obstacle course. Although there are a large number of horses
on the property you are only responsible for the owners horses
(two to six). The current business on the property is responsible
for all arena maintenance, their horses, large barn upkeep, the
fencing of the area they are renting, client services, etc. So,
you get the experience of a large facility without all the
upkeep. We are offering a fully furnished, 980 sq. ft., newly
built bunk house attached to the barn and shop area so your daily
commute is easy, a ranch truck for running ranch errands is
available and gas for ranch truck is covered, space for a horse
or two, internet, cable with all the channels, electric, water,
washer and dryer for use in the tack room, negotiable salary
dependent upon experience and skill set and performance as well
as how many horses you bring with you. We also offer starting
paid days off away from the farm at 10 weekdays and four weekend
paid days off per year with notice, unless you have your own
horses that will be on the property when you plan to be away. If
you have no horses of your own or in your care on the property,
we are pretty reasonable with days/nights away from the property,
we just require proper notice (as long as it is when we are in
town - we travel extensively). We ask for no drama, no drugs. No
drinking when working with horses or using farm equipment. Sorry
- no children (our living space can accommodate two adults only),
no slackers. If you have a good work ethic, are self-motivated,
can prioritize and self-schedule then it’s not terribly hard
work. If you see it needs to be done - Do it. This is a private
contractor position, not an employee position. Basic duties
include feeding the horses, bathing horses as needed, basic daily
hoof care, daily mucking stalls and dry lots. There will be days
that are semi full days but more often than not work is as needed
and some days are just feeding and mucking. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED in Oklahoma. We are a performance horse
ranch that specializes in team roping. We are adding another area
to this program: Broodmare and babies. If you are interested in a
barn help/caretaker/breeding program let me know. This job is not
just for mares and babies. The actual breeding season is short.
We provide housing, paid utilities, a ranch truck, beef, and
partial insurance benefits plus 401k after 90 days and a salary.
We are located outside of Tulsa, OK, in Sand Springs. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

CARETAKER/COUPLE needed in Bandon, Oregon from July 16 to 21,
2023. We have chickens, turkeys, and a garden. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for other dates and more information.

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

MOTEL MANAGER NEEDED in Lincoln City, Oregon. Looking for a
long-term motel manager to live onsite. Our lodging facility is a
newly remodeled 18-room motel with no amenities. We pride
ourselves on offering clean and comfortable rooms to our guests
for great value. The motel is located in a tourist town that is
known for its scenic hiking trails and its pristine ocean views.
We are looking for a couple who are responsible, detail-oriented,
organized, friendly, and energetic. Innkeeping experience is
highly preferred. Responsibilities include reservations,
housekeeping, laundry, social media/online presence, guest
relations, and property maintenance. The compensation package
includes a two bedroom house with utilities paid for, free use of
our company van, and profit sharing on top of an annual salary.
Potential candidates will be asked to undergo a background check.
If interested, please feel free to apply by emailing us a brief
intro message along with your contact information, resume, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

WE ARE A 5-ROOM B&B 10 minutes outside of Newberg in Oregon’s
Wine Country looking to add an additional Assistant Innkeeper to
our team so that the Innkeeper can work less hours. For 15 years,
we’ve built our business on our amazing views, gourmet
breakfasts and knowledgeable Innkeepers. We are looking for a
flexible person to learn our service style, business, and the
local wine industry while working with our small staff. That
means that you will become a Jill (or Jack)-of-all-trades,
learning to cook and serve our breakfasts, some housekeeping and
gardening, check in, guest services and B&B business basics.
Experience is good, but we are willing to train. There is room
for growth here even though (or because?) we are small. Housing
is not included at this time, but we will be building a small
apartment on site in the winter and a housing allowance will be
part of the pay until the apartment is ready. Pay depends on
experience. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply.

PENNSYLVANIA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL for a long-term situation on a
60 acre farm in York, Pennsylvania. Must like dogs and have some
horse care experience. Housing is provided in a 1,350 sq. ft.
house, one bedroom, 1½ bathes, a large kitchen with fireplace,
washer/dryer, air-conditioning, and all utilities included.
Duties: horse care (for three), pet sitting, light gardening,
pool and pond maintenance, and other small jobs. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

YEAR ROUND CARETAKER NEEDED for a historic private hunting and
fishing club in Pike County, Pennsylvania. We are a 120-year-old
hunting and fishing club with 3,000 private acres and two lakes.
We have an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time caretaker
to maintain our property and handle maintenance for the clubhouse
and outbuildings. Must have hands-on experience with carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, and outside maintenance. An attractive
compensation package includes a competitive salary and free
on-site housing including utilities. Please email your resume and
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

LIVE-IN CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER couple needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a portfolio of Highland Lodges, with
plans to expand this area of the business. We are in the process
of renovating one of our larger lodges (sleeping up to 20 guests)
and are looking for a couple with an exceptional eye for detail
who can manage this property in addition to four nearby smaller
cottages and two shepherd’s huts. The couple will also provide
support to the owner when in residence. The job includes
accommodation - a beautiful three-bedroom cottage overlooking the
Tay Valley. Please apply with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH CAROLINA 

NEED A PROPERTY CARETAKER for my four acres in Iva, South
Carolina, located two miles from Lake Succession. There is a
1,500 acre hunting reserve nearby, where the sun is always
shining. Your own camper is mandatory for the land arrangement. I
need a handyman from whom I may learn plenty. I am an open
minded, honest, and easy going landowner. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME EQUINE HELP NEEDED at a horse ranch in St Matthews,
South Carolina. Responsibilities will include duties to feed,
groom, paint, rake, weed, and get the horses to eat. These are
general horse farm duties. A small apartment with a salary is
included. To apply please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWEDEN 

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed in Horby, Sweden. The farm is in an area
with many small farmers. The nearest village is five kilometers
away. I produce organic vegetables, garden plants and flowers
that I sell at the local market. Volunteers are welcome now
through October. The principal work is sowing the fields,
planting, harvesting, and helping with selling vegetables,
plants, and flowers in the market. Volunteers live in three small
rooms in the attic or in an old caravan and use all the
facilities of the house. In the wintertime there is an office
guest room. I have no TV, but I do have a computer with Internet
access. I like to practice German and French languages. I have
normally between one and five Volunteers at the same time and the
minimum stay is one week. If you’re in Sweden, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SWITZERLAND 

HELP NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sedel, Emmenbrucke. We are
a free living people, who love to travel and spend time in
nature, dancing with friends and watching the fire burning in our
garden’s chimney. We live on the outskirts of Lucerne in a
green and colorful area, in a semi-detached house with four
floors and a wonderful garden. The other place where we need help
is on Lake Thun. It is a chalet in the mountains, where we have
to do renovation work, woodwork, gardening, and cleaning. We
enjoy our free time and being with friends. New acquaintances
enrich life. Some weeks we do have more time than others. We
would like to share biking, hiking, and swimming activities with
you, or also quiet evenings, or we meet friends together ... life
is always a surprise :-). We would be very happy to have help
with the garden and housekeeping, and the painting work is still
pending. We offer you a bed in one of our vans (heating is a
possibility) in the backyard. You’ll get breakfast and evening
meals, you can use our car, or a bike to ride along the beautiful
Reuss (15 minutes to town), swim in the river, and walk in the
forest above our house or to the lake nearby. With a stay of one
week, we expect four hours of help for five days. We only offer
stays of 7-10 days. We work in the chalet from approximately 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a lunch break), you can then spend your
free time in Lucerne. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Southwest Texas. This is an excellent
opportunity for a responsible, self-motivated person who loves
wildlife and the outdoors! This would be especially perfect for a
retiree being it is a small hunting lease, but we will consider
anyone. Applicants must take care of the animals and be a good
‘handy man’ type to be able to make all types of repairs,
including fencing and mechanical. Must be able to communicate to
the owner in English. Housing is provided for up to two people
maximum. A salary of $2,000/month is negotiable (based on
experience), plus housing and utilities provided. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

A SMALL RANCH/AIRBNB in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of
Vermont has a position available for a caretaker. This is a year
round live-in position. Verifiable experience with the care and
exercising of horses is required. Team/wagon driving and
husbandry experience with other farm animals is definitely
helpful. Any construction or trade skills, equipment operating
would also be a big plus. A two bedroom barn apartment with all
utilities is provided along with a negotiable monthly stipend
depending on experience. While the primary responsibility is
animal care, there is also building and grounds work, and guest
services. This is a lifestyle position on a ranch, not a 9-5 job.
Couples are welcome, however, the job offered is for one person.
A well behaved dog is welcome and a horse or two may be
negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN BENNINGTON COUNTY for this summer, from
July 1 through September 20. 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 breakaway for a reliable,
trustworthy housesitter. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Vermont. This
position requires knowledge of farm equipment and handyman
skills. Primary responsibilities are care and maintenance of
grounds and seven structures on the property. Candidates must
have a driver's license and be willing to work flexible hours.
Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, pasture
maintenance, weeding, mulching, barn maintenance, fence, and
general repairs. Daily feeding and care of two horses, 10
alpacas, and six sheep as well as stall cleaning is required. The
ideal candidate must also have excellent hospitality skills, the
ability to prioritize daily responsibilities and guests’ needs
and the ability to communicate efficiently through texting. This
is a salaried position with a caretaker house included. We are
looking for a long-term employee who takes pride in their job.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND LIFESTYLE suitable for a single or
low-impact couple to manage and maintain a 5-acre historic farm
on Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment available with
a beautiful west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic
Mountains. Includes a $1,500/month salary plus utilities, and
high-speed internet. The large, sunny garden and greenhouse are
fully available for growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables
that can be consumed fresh or preserved. A farm stand, on
location, is ready to be stocked with your bounty of goods and/or
crafts for additional personal income. Mature orchard and
vineyard trees will be ready for harvest late summer and can be
processed to your desires. Around the clock love from farm
animals including our herd of a dozen sheep, two wonderful
donkeys, and a farm pup. Strong work ethic, attention to detail,
mechanical intuition, green thumb, farm caretaking experience,
and long-term commitment required. Duties include:
- Lawn care: mowing and weed-whacking (March through October)
- Garden, orchard, and vineyard care - pruning, harvesting, and
maintaining
- Animal care: feeding and supplement management (inventory and
daily feeding), watering, stall and barn cleaning, grooming,
scheduling/management of routine vet and farrier visits. 
- Equipment operations and maintenance: tractor, riding lawn
mower, various hand and gas-powered tools.
- Preventative maintenance and mending of fences, gates, stalls,
weeding and garden care, tree pruning, tidying, etc.
A comprehensive job description is available. Please send email
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARLINGTON, WA. A private farm is looking for someone to help care
for horses and general farm maintenance. Familiarity with horses
and farm equipment is required. Private living accommodations
will be provided. Pay is negotiable depending on your experience
and workload. This would be perfect for a retired person or
couple, or someone with some outside income. This is a beautiful,
secluded property, surrounded by woods and a creek, but close to
shopping, restaurants, health care, etc. Please email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

WEST VIRGINIA

SEEKING A PART-TIME/FULL-TIME CARETAKER to work a homestead and
early development stages for a regenerative farm,
educational/event space in Randolph County, West Virginia. The
land is primarily forest, with several acres of cleared pasture.
The caretaker must have their own living arrangements and can set
up space on the property. Food and free living space will be
provided in exchange for work on projects equivalent to
approximately four hours of work per day. Please have experience
in land planning/development, building structures, construction,
caring for livestock, cutting trees, planting and tending crops,
and use of tools and equipment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WYOMING

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or couple to
work as our year-round caretaker and irrigator for a beautiful,
remote ranch in the mountains outside of Cody, Wyoming. The
manager will be responsible for irrigating ranch fields and for
all aspects of care and maintenance of the ranch fields,
buildings, and equipment that support a summer and fall cattle
operation (we have cattle at the property from June through
November). We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic,
hard-working, handy, safety oriented, and a self-starter - able
to take the initiative to keep the ranch running smoothly and
efficiently. This is a year-round position, which requires
someone who doesn’t mind living in a remote location (one hour
and 15 minutes from Cody, WY), through all seasons. This position
includes housing paid for and provided by the Ranch, including
water, electric, and all utilities. Paid vacation, workers comp,
health insurance contribution, annual bonus. Spring, Summer, and
Fall job responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited
to:
-- Set up all irrigation systems in the Spring. Drain and
winterize the irrigation system in the Fall.
-- Move wheel lines daily, pivots, gated pipe.
-- Work closely with Ranch owners and make recommendations for
irrigation system improvements and carry out upgrade projects.
-- Monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and fix any issues
-- Spray and remove noxious weeds
-- Maintain perimeter fence around private property
-- Check and maintain water troughs for cattle
-- Assist with cattle shipping and receiving as needed
-- General building and equipment maintenance and upkeep
Winter job responsibilities and special projects include, but are
not limited to:
-- Clean and organize buildings and equipment storage shops.
-- Welding repair and enhancement projects for equipment,
buildings, etc.
-- Carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs to ranch housing and
buildings
-- Regular snow plowing/removal.
Requirements: must be willing to live at the ranch year-round,
have a valid driver’s license, equipment operating ability
(skid steer, excavator, backhoe), welding experience preferred,
mechanical aptitude strongly preferred, be able to
move/lift/maneuver up to 75 lbs., and have no pets inside ranch
houses. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include in the subject line of your email the job title:
Caretaker & Irrigator - CCR. 

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Do you have a remote cabin or vacation home that needs work?
Renovator and repair specialist with 25 years’ experience
looking for a paid summer caretaking (solo) position that
includes finish work or renovation. I bring my own tools and have
experience living off grid and maintaining water and power supply
if necessary. I am East Tennessee based but willing to travel,
and willing to talk about the scope/compensation and negotiate a
win/win situation with you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Purrrfect cat sitter/property caretaker: Hi homeowners! I'm a 60+
woman, experienced in house sitting/pet-sitting/property
caretaking, who will lavish your kitties with love and provide a
reliable presence in your home to ensure security. Plants thrive
under my care, too.
* 25 years house- and pet-sitting expertise
* Responsible, respectful, tidy, quiet and clean, well-organized
* Can manage Airbnb
* No smoking/alcohol/drugs 
* Many happy client references
West Coast for shorter term sits; for sits of one year or longer,
open to all locations. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
discuss. Thank you!

Two experienced property caretakers are looking for a new
caretaking position on the central California coast. Ideally in
the Santa Cruz Mountains area but willing to consider other
coastal locations. We have multiple years of experience including
home and pet care, farm animal care, property maintenance and
light handy work, gardening and landscaping, power tool and
tractor use and maintenance, innkeeping and Airbnb management,
and more. Resume with references available. We look forward to
hearing from you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitters Available. Two friendly adults in the medical field
looking for housesitting opportunity near Sylva, North Carolina.
Great references upon request! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced property caretakers seeking opportunities for 2024.
We offer a variety of services with over 10 years of professional
experience, focusing on creating beautiful, well-maintained
spaces and treating your property with the utmost care. We are
currently working for a non-profit in the Pacific Northwest and
are open to locations in the U.S., Canada, and anywhere that
offers long-term visa options. As licensed and bonded general
contractors in our state, we have undergone a thorough security
check and have excellent references. Learn more about us and our
experience at our website treadingglobally.wordpress.com or
contact us directly at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss if we are
the right fit for you and future opportunities.

Hey Everyone! We, (Keven, age 61, Julie, age 59, and our Golden
Doodle dog) are looking for a caretaking situation in southern
Wisconsin between Madison and Milwaukee. We desire to move from
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in July. We both run online
stores with inventory. We are looking for a position that has
housing. We are clean, respectable, responsible, and ethical. We
are very capable, definitely self-starter types. Here are some of
the services we can offer: landscape care, Airbnb cleaning
service and caretaking, building, and grounds maintenance. Keven
has extensive repair and maintenance experience and has building
and mechanic skills. He can also run equipment. If you have any
leads or know of anyone who does, please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Common Sense Is My Number One Asset. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean, and ready to take care of your property
needs. Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income
and a valid driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural
setting. Will exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for
20 hours of work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend.
Can do mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow
removal, as well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with
your security in mind at all times. I have many personal and work
references available. I am located in North Central Pennsylvania.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Newly Retired Couple seeking short-term housesitting up to two
months. Prefer the US or Caribbean. Overseas can exchange
services for airfare. Proficient in landscaping, light
housekeeping, and some pet care. We were previous maintenance and
hospital patient services coordinators. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, lovely, vibrant couple seeks position as Property
Managers/Personal Assistants. Please call/text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To see our extensive combined skills visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible professional property manager seeking a seasonal or
possibility of year round caretaker position. Down to earth,
intuitive and enthusiastic hands on creator who loves nature,
animals and being outdoors. Reliable, dependable, and
conscientious with a sense of humor.  I'm a healthy, mature,
trustworthy woman. Quiet, clean-living, non-smoker, no drug-use.
Extensive diverse background in estate management including
foreman of jobs and managing contractors. With attention to
detail preventive maintenance is how I operate. Attentive animal
caregiver with hooves, wings, fins and fur. Event planner,
organizer, personal assistant and/or companion - can include
healthy cooking, organizing, even clearing out "dreaded
clutter.” Geographically flexible, preference by turquoise
water beach community. No big cities. Separate housing with no
smoking history. Salary to be discussed. Care available for
vacation homes, absentee owners or in primary residence.
Interested? Please contact Diane at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scott and Anita are seeking a Handyman, Craftsman and/or
Caretaking position: We’re a kind, happy and adventurous mid
40’s couple. We will be finishing up our one-year contract with
our first Caretaker Gazette placement in October 2023 and are
excited to see where we will call home next. For the last year
Scott has been running a woodshop that specializes in antique
restoration. Scott is an experienced woodworker, finish
carpenter, and custom builder with an eye for excellence. Scott
is a creative problem solver who has spent the last 25 years
designing and building custom cabinetry and furniture, high end
home remodeling and restoration, kitchen and bath renovation,
antique restoration, and general handyman work. Anita is a dental
hygienist with a background in small business ownership, property
management and working with diverse populations. We’d love to
collaborate with you to finish that Honey Do List or implement
your building and redesign ideas. We are happy to help with
animals, our hands-on experience includes potbellied pigs, Guinea
hens, chickens, dogs and cats. We live in our 35 ft motorhome
with our two small dogs. We are looking for seasonal jobs but
will consider a longer commitment for the right situation. We are
seeking a position with fairpay/partial trade and are open to
many different challenges and opportunities. Our combined skills
make us a dynamic team although we can be hired individually
based on your needs. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Hello! I am a 62-year-old male looking for a full-time salaried
position ... in the past 30 years I have performed a lot of side
work including landscaping, a lot of roofing and interior repairs
and updates. I also have roughly 15 years of caring for a local
doctor/friend’s home and property. I have 35 plus years
manufacturing experience 20 of which were in supervision ... the
last four years I have been working for a construction based
business. I need to find the next adventure to take me through
the next 10 plus years. You can contact me by phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing from you!

Mature and Trustworthy Caretaker/ Manager/Trainer available.
I’m a single female in great physical condition with over 50
years of equine and ranching experience. I own a small ranch in
southwest Colorado and want to get back to that state after
living and training/caretaking primarily in Texas but also in
Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Hawaii. I have a vast resume
that I can forward to you. I’m a cow horse trainer, with a
background in cutting, colt starting and beginner to experienced
riders. I’ve owned and operated my own ranch in Durango,
Colorado for 10 years, developing experience in irrigation as
well as all aspects of running a ranch/boarding/training center.
I’m excellent with horses and can put a nice finish on a horse.
As my intro says, I am Trustworthy with integrity. I’m
currently in Texas helping run a cutting ranch and want to reduce
the drive time to my place in Cortez, Colorado so I can be more
hands-on with the property when need be. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 
 
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
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handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
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Hardworking, Organized Couple seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. We are clean and quiet,
and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and complete a
multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with hospitality,
pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will consider all
types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent references can be
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