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The  Caretaker  Gazette
Sunday, June 23 2024

THIS IS OUR 152nd ISSUE!   (206) 462-1818  

Published since 1983                  Volume 26, Number 2

March/April 2008                 ISSN 1074-3642    

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 150+ caretaking opportunities in 41 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Laurie Lipp – The Evolution of a Caretaker 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



CARETAKER POSITION available at a Hunting camp on the Alabama
River, north of Camden. You can live in the country in a
beautiful place. Must do light duties on property. Housing and
utilities are provided as compensation. No salary. This position
is best suitable for applicants who have an outside income. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER (non-smoking) to help with feeding and
light maintenance of a small sled dog kennel and homestead 15
miles outside of picturesque Homer, Alaska in exchange for
lodging in a furnished 14 x 18 log and timber frame cabin with
oil heat, magnificent glacier views, ski trails, and recreation
opportunities. Main duties are coverage when I travel. Start date
can be worked out; length of stay flexible. Please visit our
website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

HOTEL MANAGEMENT position available in Anchorage. Apartment,
salary and bonus provided. Experience and vehicle required.
Couple preferred. To apply, please fax your resume to 

positions statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend,
training and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four
week commitment.  Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or please visit our web site for more information


ORGANIC FARMSTAY available at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, an agro-tourism
establishment, in the magical town of El Bolsón. You can
enjoy the experience of community, of country living and of the
pristine wilderness of the Patagonia Mountains in a family
setting, in exchange for working on our farm. This is a unique
place, with a natural beauty that in every season moves you with
the colors, the mountains, the clear skies and the crystal clear
waters; where in every town and every word you breathe the
feeling of the Mapuche Indians, the people of the earth, whose
traditions and language are in the woods and rivers of the
region. Please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX in


CARETAKER TEAM needed for a remote southern Arizona homestead.
Handyperson skills a plus. House, garden space, animals OK. You
pay utilities. Minimum commitment is six months. For more info,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FAMILY CARETAKER needed full-time in Scottsdale. Job includes
childcare, house cleaning, errands, lite cooking, some nights
required. Salary based on experience. To apply, please call

BEAUTIFUL VERDE VALLEY B&B seeks caretaker(s). We are looking
for an individual or couple to manage the yard work, general
maintenance and general cleaning of our Bed & Breakfast in
the Phoenix area. Duties include: weekly lawn mowing, weeding,
trimming, sprinkler maintenance. Daily/weekly cleaning of our
three guest rooms and bathrooms and common area kitchen and
living room. Daily/weekly maintenance including: organizing,
repairing, painting, plumbing, etc. Ideal candidate would live
on-site in their RV or our brand new Travel Trailer. Compensation
(room & board) equal to $10 per hour for 40 hours per week.
That would be 40 hours for an individual or 20 hours each for a
couple. Hours are very flexible! Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM MECHANIC/Jack of All Trades: Live and work in the great
outdoors on over a thousand acres in a rugged, remote,
mountainside in Arizona’s High Sonoran Desert. Important
skills: diesel mechanics, heavy equipment operation and repair,
drive a tractor-repair and maintain dirt roads, general
maintenance like keeping running water and generator power to
housing. Construction skills a plus. Housing provided. No tobacco
or alcohol. Physical work required, must be physically fit.
Temporary or permanent position. Please download an application

REST AREA caretaker teams needed throughout Arizona. Job is
40/hours week. Weekend work is required. Must be willing to
relocate. Must be able to work outdoors. Janitorial and light
landscaping. Do basic repairs and lift 50 lbs. safely. Need a
valid AZ driver’s license. Housing available. For
application, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR a Christian Property Caretaker. Would like to find a
Christian individual, or couple, with diverse skills to help
maintain farm-like property in Cottonwood, AZ (outside Sedona).
Work exchange for attractive housing on private river-front
property; quiet, beautiful, access to private tennis court and
swimming pool, greenhouse and much more. Examples of duties
include when needed: mowing, watering, general handyman, pool
cleaning, house maintenance, and greenhouse. Must be a
self-motivated and honest worker. Need to have an eye for what
needs to be done, and desire to improve surroundings. An interest
in healthy living is a plus. No: drugs, alcohol, tobacco.
Vegetarian preferred. Must have references. Compensation:
housing, including utilities, TV cable, internet service etc.,
and food from the greenhouse. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE, or a single person able to handle the desert throughout
the year, is needed on a Southwestern Arizona RV Recreation Lease
for housekeeping responsibilities (Housekeeping includes two main
buildings, bathrooms, etc). Located 20 miles north of Yuma, right
on the Colorado River. $11 per hour/40 hours per week, housing
and golf cart provided. Must be able to work all weekends
including Holidays. Please send a letter to Housekeeping,

A RURAL RETREAT CENTER needs an assistant. A spiritual couple
with 80 acres of pristine high desert retreat property offer one
- six month sustainable living and organic gardening internships,
work-exchange experience doing general outdoor light
construction, and low-cost retreats for contemplation,
meditation, time for recovery from personal trauma, or just to
get away from frantic urban living. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX and email us today at XXXXXXXXXXXXX May all beings
live in peace and know peace in their hearts and minds.


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, our caretaker is 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! S. 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. J. 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.

Can you provide me any tips on the best way to be accepted as
either a housesitter or property caretaker? Thanks. L.R.
Portland, OR

Hi Larry, thanks for asking. We just published these tips on our
Caretaker Gazette blog. For more tips, please visit our blog at

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.

More tips are on our blog at

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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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LOOKING FOR a responsible non-smoker to caretake our Ozark
Mountain home while it is on the market. It’s a comfortable
home with a lovely view on 15 peaceful acres, including a
year-round creek, near Buffalo National River, in Yellville.
Utilities included. Keep the house and yard looking good to show
perspective buyers. This is a wonderful opportunity for a mature
single or couple who want to be in the country. You will have at
least 30 days notice when the house sells. You must have an
outside income to cover personal expenses. No pets. To apply,
please fax a letter of interest, qualifications, and references


an enthusiastic hands-on couple required to assist Park Managers
in a busy caravan park on Queensland's Discovery Coast. Duties
will include reception, general office duties, cleaning,
maintenance and grounds work so any experience in any of the
above would be looked on favorably. Both parties would need some
computer literacy, and be of neat presentation. To have a
willingness to work flexible hours is a prerequisite of the
position. You would need to have a flexible attitude to hours of
work. Some days could have long hours, some not. This is not a 9
to 5 job; it is more of a lifestyle. The cash component of the
position is $42,000 plus super. And as this is a live in
position, a roomy two bedroom furnished flat, electricity, phone
and broadband is supplied. Sorry no pets. Apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING a conscientious, garden-loving couple or suitable single,
interested in wildlife and the environment, and keen to conserve
both, to fill the position of gardener(s)/caretaker(s) at
Kingbilli, a 300 acre property on the banks of the Little River
in the Cathedral Valley at Taggerty, just ninety minutes
northeast of Melbourne. Duties include: care of landscaped
gardens, cleaning and maintenance of two guest cottages and
homestead, general property maintenance, and guiding tourists on
Llama Eco-Treks. The position offered is not salaried, but
instead, entails part-time work in exchange for accommodation.
Our Gardener(s)/Caretaker(s) are provided with their own private,
self-contained, fully furnished, bluestone cottage with open
fire, heated outdoor Jacuzzi and creek side summerhouse, thus
ensuring them of total privacy and independence. Applicants must
enjoy country living; be conscientious; self-motivated; and most
importantly, keen gardener(s) with a genuine interest in
conservation and the environment. Not suitable for couples with
children or pets. For additional information and to apply, please

CARETAKER POSITION available in Runaway Bay. We require the
services of a resident caretaker to oversee security of an
emerging development. Runaway Bay is a suburb of the Gold Coast
in Queensland, Australia. The name "Runaway Bay" was
coined to promote the area as a tranquil retreat. If you have a
genuine, desire to excel in this role, are fit and healthy, have
a caravan or motorhome to position on the site, then please mail
your details to Human Resources, XXXXXXXXXXXXX


URGENT REQUIREMENT: Property Caretaker needed ASAP. This is with
regards to an opening with one of our clients, which is the
largest group of companies in Bahrain. At present they are
looking to hire candidates for the position of Property
Caretaker. The job description is as follows: dealing with the
tenants of various leasing properties owned by the company,
understand the maintenance requirement of tenants and coordinate
with the Facilities and Projects Department, ensure all
maintenance tasks are carried out within the set time period,
ensure the facilities are maintained at high standards to meet
the tenants requirement, supervise plumbers, and electricians.
Should be available 24/7. Interested candidates should have a
valid Passport. Kindly mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We operate a school and
medical/dental clinic for 2 - 6 year olds in an impoverished
region of the Chapare in Bolivia. Located 3km outside of Villa
Tunari, we serve four impoverished communities, providing three
nutritious meals daily for their pre-schoolers as well as medical
and dental care and education. The Foundation also provides
low-cost/free medical care for the local communities and promotes
health through education and sanitation projects. Everyone is
welcome and as long as volunteers are willing to come with a
positive attitude, they will find the work rewarding and
interesting. Long-term volunteers (two months +) tend to have the
most rewarding experiences and medical staff are especially
needed long term to undertake and complete community projects. We
also provide Spanish classes. This is to help you in your work
and encourage you to speak to the locals as much as possible. The
Volunteer Project has been up and running for just over a year
but has already built a new septic system for the school, taken
leading roles in building a new kitchen and new classroom in the
Foundation and started to work directly in the communities by
initiating a latrines program to promote better sanitation and
reduce parasite-related illnesses. This does not take into
account the thousands of man-hours given freely to ensure the
Foundation stays up and running and open to 130 children and
their families. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER needed for a property owner of multiple estates in Napa
Valley. Couple preferred. Responsibilities to include, handyman,
gardener, and housekeeping. This is a full-time paid position.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

located approximately three hours north of the Bay Area.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a variety of seasonal employment
opportunities including facilities assistant, animal caretaker,
cooking enthusiast, and clothesline concierge (AKA housekeeping).
We provide a unique setting adjacent to the Mendocino National
Forest, and within driving distance of many Northern California
attractions (coast, redwoods, etc.). Benefits include a weekly
salary, tips, room, and board. Your room is a private bedroom in
a shared house with a communal kitchen, living room, and
bathrooms. House is located on the farm a short walk from the
river, garden, and dining room. Board is composed of home cooked
meals, seasonal garden produce, and in house roasted coffee among
other delights. If you like the idea of working in the country
away from the noise of the city with a congenial bunch of people,
then working at Emandal might be for you. If you're interested in
working at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
where you can download detailed job descriptions and an
application. For more information, please contact us at

SWAP MY HOUSE in Salida for your boat. My home is perfect for a
small family or for an investment as a rental. Salida is an up
and growing community with lots of new development! The home is
located near the Mall, Costco and all your shopping needs, not to
mention two minutes from the freeway, a Bay Area's commuter's
dream! Neighborhood is very nice as well as all the neighbors. Is
your boat priced around $300,000? Are you tired of owning your
boat? I'll trade you my house for your boat today! For house swap
details, and your boat details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for a 30-acre property in the Los Olivos
area. Property includes a residence with a large area of lawn and
garden. This is a great opportunity for a single person or
couple. Manager(s) must live on premises. Compensation will be in
the form of a rent offset for the use of a comfortable,
semi-furnished, two bedroom, two bathroom cottage. The cottage
has recently been improved with a new roof, new windows, and new
carpet in the bedrooms, etc. There is an enclosed yard with a
small lawn and landscaping. It’s a beautiful setting. This
position is primarily supervisory but will occasionally involve
some hands-on house or yard work. Please send your resume/bio to

WANTED RETIRED caretaker/ranch hand on a small alpha farm, at a
3,000 ft altitude. Irrigation and gardening job. Living quarters
included. Salary negotiable. Please send your resume to

TRADE RANCHES or caretake a beautiful five acre horse ranch in
Somerset in the Sierra foothills. Local wineries and wilderness
trails – national champion black walnut tree, barn,
pasture, round pen, five bedrooms, three baths, hot tub on deck,
stone outcroppings, winter creek, and the Cosumnes River is
nearby! Please call Alison at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED MANAGER needed for an onsite 92 unit complex in El
Cajon. Substantial salary and lodging provided. Nice atmosphere.
Couples welcomed. To apply, please fax your resume to

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed in Browns Valley. You must have a 4x4
truck. Terms are negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS/ASSISTANT MANAGERS wanted for a small fishing resort
on Lewiston Lake in Trinity County, Northern California. Ideal
for active retired or semi-retired couple. Salary plus free
housing and utilities provided in a private one bedroom/one bath
unit. Duties are part-office and general maintenance. Please fax
resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Yosemite National Park. This is a very unique live-in situation
for the right person who is interested in hiking, fishing,
camping, and just enjoying life in a small town in one of the
most beautiful places in California. We are looking to add a
third housemate to our 3-bedroom home which sits on five acres at
the top of a mountain, just 10 minutes from downtown. I am a
40-year-old woman who is returning to school for my nursing
degree and my other housemate is a 38-year-old man with Down's
syndrome. Alex is very independent. He enjoys hiking, camping,
fishing, going to the movies, and lots of other things. We are
looking to add a third person to this household who would provide
support to Alex. The right person would receive a salary, free
rent, free utilities, and have access to health care benefits.
The gender of the candidate is not as important as the integrity
of the person. If you are interested, please send a letter of
interest telling us a bit about yourself along with your resume

CAREGIVERS/HOUSESITTERS needed. We are searching for two
experienced individuals to look after a large family estate in La
Quinta. Responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, running
errands, caring for the property, etc. Live-in required. Similar
experience caring for a large estate is a must. Must be well
qualified. To apply, please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT MANAGER COUPLE needed for a 61 unit building in La
Habra. Apartment management/maintenance experience a must. Couple
must live on-site. Please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Montreal area, (in Sainte Adele which
is 75 kms from Montreal, Quebec for February, March, and April
2008. Need a responsible mature couple or woman for my house and
small dog in a winter resort. A car is available. For more info,
please email Louise at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BREATHING ROOM is an ecological, and spiritual based house in
central Victoria, BC. It is a place where like-minded individuals
can come together to create a space that is calm, creative, and
sustainable over a long period of time. It strives to have
communal areas and especially a sacred place to do yoga,
meditation, or any practice you wish. Members will collectively
run the community, and will come together once a month to make
all decisions and improvements Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed to take care of a seasonal, 60
unit condo complex in beautiful Hemlock Valley, BC. (40 minutes
east of Mission). Duties include cleaning, vacuuming, painting,
general maintenance of buildings, site security, care and upkeep
of two hot tubs, outdoor pool, summer lawn care, winter
shoveling, etc. A competitive salary plus your accommodation, car
allowance, heat, electricity, and phone provided. Handyman type
knowledge is necessary as you could be taking care of pumps,
motors, generator, some plumbing, electrical etc. Must have
excellent communication skills, be motivated, and take pride in
your work. Full training will be provided by present caretaker,
who we are very sorry to be losing. The starting date is
negotiable. Must be bondable! References will be contacted.
Please forward questions and resumes by fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
between 9am and 9pm only! Thank you.

LOOKING FOR THREE COUPLES to work in a family oriented campground
and entertainment facility at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hill Spring, AB
from May - September; 20 hours per week for power/water site,
pump-out facility for your RV. Additional work hours may also
provide up to several weekly meals and onsite Barn Dances and
Entertainment or additional wages. Duties may include some or all
of the following: Campground hosting/check-ins, front desk, yard
and facility maintenance, cleaning, housekeeping, some kitchen
prep, and some equipment maintenance. Flexible hours and days
off. This is a great lifestyle for the right couple; there is
lots to see and do in the area, only ½ hour to
Waterton/Glacier National Park. For more info please email


FARMSITTER needed starting the end of March/early April for our
peaceful, strawbale home near Fort Collins. Farmsitter will need
to care for our horses, dogs and cat. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed to manage a small apartment complex
in Boulder. Job requirements include: Leasing apartments -
advertising and showing apartments, leases, move-in/move out,
handling tenant issues - responding to tenant questions,
complaints, enforcing rules, maintenance - handling repairs and
coordinating with maintenance contractors. Good people skills a
must. Property management and maintenance skills a plus. Must
live on site. Compensation for the position is free rent in a two
bedroom apartment with small yard. Please fax resume to


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for a very nice Greenwich adult family with
one dog. Both must drive, have legal licenses and should speak
English. Man to do outdoor work, some gardening (vegetable and
flower knowledge a plus), some driving to airport, New York and
errands. Lady to do housekeeping, some cooking, laundry, some
errands and help with household organization. Days off: Sunday
and Monday. Should have own weekend transportation. Lovely
apartment with two rooms, full kitchen and bath. Absolutely no
smoking. Please fax resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


COME BE A PART of an amazing project in the most beautiful
setting in Costa Rica. Overlooking the Pacific Coast provides
some of the best sunsets. Incredibly peaceful, wonderful local
community and a great opportunity to learn and help with a
project that is well underway. Accommodations are also quite
nice. Located 35 km from the beach, and surrounded by Costa
Rica’s most spectacular waterfalls. We practice Bamboo
construction, and extensive reforestation, while growing our food
for sustainability. Excellent meals make it all worthwhile. For
more info about Pura Suerte, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX by
phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or mobile phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

DREAM OPPORTUNITY for a couple in a newly remodeled Boutique
Hotel and restaurant with breathtaking views. Unique dining and
lodging experience in the heart of Costa Rica's Costa Ballena.
Manager/Chef team, compensation includes two bedroom apartment on
premises/salary to-be-determined/Profit sharing contract. Details
of day-to-day creativity and operations. Must have
restaurant/hospitality experience, entrepreneurial spirit,
bilingual and be able to provide four strong references. Area is
growing and the restaurant is sure to be a success with the right
team driving. This is not a typical job opportunity but instead a
chance to benefit long term as we create this landmark together.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to work the land, and live up at our
farm as caretakers. This is rustic living, no alcohol, no
cigarettes. You must be healthy and hard workers who want to be
self-sufficient. There is no electricity, no television ... this
is organic, and healthy living!!! There is a land trust available
to folks who want to do their own thing. There is plenty of room,
waterfalls, howler monkeys, horses, cows, chickens, and
opportunity for retreat. We are open to eco-village living,
partners, and people wanting to relocate to Costa Rica. We are
not interested in short-term help. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more info. 

INTERNS NOW BEING ACCEPTED in the mountains overlooking San
Isidro and the Pacific Ocean. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is really about
creating a new paradigm in living. A new paradigm where people
live in both community with each other and with their local
ecosystems. Mutual honor and respect for one another as well as
for the health of the environment is paramount. Living
sustainably and working with nature using permaculture and
similar guiding principles preserves a joyful happy lifestyle.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX is about empowering people and communities to live
sustainable and locally. Our first project is in the cool
mountains of Costa Rica where we have 50 acres of pasture,
forest, views, springs, creeks and over five beautiful
waterfalls. The temperature varies from 63F to 78F all year
around. We have a rainy and dry season. All visitors and lengths
of stay are welcome if we have room. Whether you're working for
food or just want to enjoy walking to our 80 foot water fall, we
can accommodate you. We are currently seeking people experienced
in all aspects of permaculture, farming and natural building and
construction. Always open to new ideas and better ways of doing
things. We have plans for 10-20 earth bagged cabins throughout
the property that would sleep between four - eight people each.


CARETAKER/GARDENER needed for a Greenville Estate. Experience
required. Duties include tractor work, outside equipment, small
repairs, general maintenance, lawn, gardens, small tree care, and
contractor supervision. Please mail your resume and references to


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. If you are interested in sharing our
Ecuadorian organic farm experience with us, we are accepting
volunteers on the farm for a month or more to help us as
“caretakers’ caretakers”. Please email


OVERNIGHT WEEKEND care person required to relieve my mother's
live-in care person once every three weeks (Saturday 10 am -
Sunday 6 pm), in Steyning, West Sussex. Starting early February.
References required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE MANAGER required for a male couple on a 40 acre estate
near Rye, in the East Sussex countryside, in the southeast of
England. Professional attitude, experience and enthusiasm are
essential for this position. Accommodation is provided in a
separate cottage. Please send your resume and references to

HOUSE/PET-SITTER wanted for a house in South Hampshire, UK from
July 11th to July 26th, 2008. There is one elderly cat and a few
chickens to care for. Please send details of availability and
references for consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED to help run a small country estate near Wantage,
Oxfordshire. Duties to include, estate/farm management, driving,
gardening, general/domestic help. Some agricultural experience
required. Three bed cottage available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTERS needed for our beautiful ancient (16th century)
longhouse in Devon with lots of land, a stream, and log fires.
Housesitters are needed regularly through the year to look after
the house and two small well behaved dogs for periods from 8-17
days. Nothing arduous, just being around and feeding the two
dogs. Lots to see nearby, just six miles from Exeter, and 20
minutes from the coast. Housesitters will need to be fit, of
mature years (40+), experienced with dogs and have their own
transport – the nearest town is 2½ miles away. Your
accommodation is a huge beamed bedroom with en-suite, plus full
run of the house. Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have
all the modern conveniences. We usually plan around 4-6 months
ahead. Sorry no children or visits from nearby friends etc.
Internet access locally but not available at the house. If you
are interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOVING FAMILY in Naples is seeking a high-energy Governess for
the care, nurturing, and training of two children, ages three and
seven. They require someone with a degree in early childhood
development/education or a related field who is passionate about
education yet has a loving heart and a tender touch. Travel to
New England two months a year is required. Flexible hours and
salary up to $50,000 as commensurate with experience and
education. May be either live-in or live-out with benefits.

WE NEED AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS single or couple willing to
learn all the procedures of our small, Florida certified green
motel. Ideal candidates have an enthusiasm for environmentally
friendly methods, good with phone, computer and customers, detail
oriented, and must be okay cleaning guest rooms. Housing
available on-site. There is also a permanent space on the
property for an RV - all hook-ups provided. Inn has pool, high
speed wi-fi and cable. We are located on the Nature coast, with
lots of water recreation, and birding opportunities close by.
Please email a letter of interest, with your work history to

JOB OPENING. A live-in couple is needed to run a household in
Coconut Grove. Duties include: cooking, cleaning, laundry, pool
maintenance, lawn maintenance/gardening, household errands such
as grocery shopping, etc., and various household projects. A
large apartment on the property with private entrance, large
living room, bedroom, and kitchen is provided. Water,
electricity, satellite television, and food are provided. The
main house has wireless internet. To apply, please fax your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT MANAGERS needed for a self storage company in the
Orlando area. This is a full-time position. Experience not
necessary. Couples preferred. All benefits, paid vacation, and
holidays provided, and apartment included. Please fax resumes to


HOUSE SWAP available in Marseilles from August 2 – 24, 2008
Situated five minutes by car from the Calanques (Cliffs) of
Marseilles, three minutes from the beach, in a private residence.
It’s a comfortable and spacious house, with a garden, and
grass and olive-trees around the small swimming-pool. The house
sleeps five. Car is optional. No smoking. Please email Isabelle
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details about this house swap.


HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed for a mountain retreat country farm in
the Toccoa, GA area, in Stephens County. Must be able to do some
house repair, cleaning, and gardening. Private living
accommodations provided. This position would be perfect for a
retired couple. To apply, please email your resume and references

WANTED CARETAKER/MANAGER The ideal candidate will have solid
people skills, ability to manage others, as well as some
understanding of computer operation. Interested candidates should
forward a resume/CV or a document outlining their previous
employment and abilities. Please forward this to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
No phone calls will be accepted.  


XXXXXXXXXXXXX has volunteer work exchange internship openings
available. We are a 300 acre Noni and tropical fruit farm in the
lower Puna District of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have
your own cabin, nice folks, tons of free fruit, etc. Surfing
lessons, gatherings, Kirtans, free Bhakti, Karma and Hatha Yoga
classes. Vegetarians, no smoking/drugs/alcohol. Please email us
for more information and pictures. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on our paradise. Our group of jugglers and
performing artists formed in 1986. Original members of the
community met at the XXXXXXXXXXXXX and loved the Big Island of
Hawaii. In 1987 we bought 12 acres of wild jungle in the Puna
district on the Big Island of Hawaii. We incorporated
XXXXXXXXXXXXX as a Land Trust and Hawaii's Volcano Circus as a
non-profit educational organization. Together they form our
artistic eco-village. There are currently over 30 members. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details. 

CARETAKER/OR CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for the New Year on a remote
part of Maui. Must be Professional, responsible, and physically
fit. No addictions and drug free. We have a large home with pool
and retail Gallery next door. Need an experienced landscaper and
maintenance person. Experience working with Tropical plants is a
plus. Couple could work as I also need part-time housekeeper who
could also do some retail sales assistance in art/craft gallery.
Could be part-time to full time, depending. A newly built and
furnished detached studio apartment is available. Pay depends
upon hours worked. Excellent references required. We want long
term caretakers. There will be a one month trial period. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


RETIRED COUPLE NEEDED for a manager position at a Caribbean Beach
resort in Honduras. We have a beautiful, small beach resort (six
units). We need non-smokers and one must speak Spanish. Target
date to start is April. For more information, please email Reva


A NORTHFIELD FAMILY needs three employees immediately for their
25,000 sq ft home who would divide the duties of Household
Manager, Housekeeper, Nanny, and Cook. Either the Nanny or the
Housekeeper will be a live-in employee; the other two will be
live-out. All must know how to swim, have good English, be legal
to work in the United States, and enjoy children and pets. They
should also be honest, detail-oriented, able to anticipate needs,
and pleasant. Housekeeping responsibilities include laundry,
organizing, packing for travel, and traveling with family to
homes in Chicago and Florida; Household Management
responsibilities include purchasing and inventory. The Nanny will
work 1 to 8 p.m.; Household Manager and Housekeeper will work 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. All positions offer excellent salaries and
benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE APARTMENT available in the Chicago suburbs for two
individuals or a couple. Needs couple to set-up and break down
folding tables together for weddings, Bingo, meetings, etc. Maybe
asked to perform cleaning, light clerical and security duties.
Must have some knowledge of grounds maintenance and light
repairs. Heat, electric and laundry included. One of the two
people can have an off-site position. Part-time salary, plus
bonus and commission. This position is equivalent to $24,000 -
$25,000 for the couple or two individuals combined. To apply,
please fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSE TRADE ANYWHERE for my home. I have a fabulous one bedroom
home facing the Himalayas in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
It’s perfect for a vacation home, retreat or year-round
residence. My house is on a sunny, private terraced hillside with
full view east toward the Dhaladhaur Mountains and south to the
Kangra Valley. It’s a hand-hewn granite house with full
windows (6’ high X 8’long) on all sides. It’s
fully furnished with carved and painted Tibetan and Indian wooden
furniture with a large rooftop terrace. It’s a 15 minute
walk to McLeod, library and Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monastery.
Please email Dianne at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARMER in a life sharing community needed. We have a small hobby
farm, approximately 10 dairy cows, 12 sheep, and chickens,
located in County Kildare. We are looking for an individual with
Biodynamic or Organic experience or farming experience and an
openness and willingness to learn. Camphill Dunshane is a
community of 50 people with about half being young adults with
special needs. We have a team of dedicated young farmers to work
with. Current farmer available and there is a lot of support. See


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter of 2008/2009.  I am looking for
a house/dog sitter for my home in a very quiet area, in the south
of Italy. My home is in Puglia, or Apulia as it is called in
English; it is Italy's boot heel, its southeastern most region.
For more details, please call Geertruida in Italy at


INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed for a permanent position to oversee a
small hobby farm in North/Central Kentucky. Accommodations and
heating gas provided in return for 10-15 hours per week.
Experience with farm machinery, general maintenance, and animal
husbandry required. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with a
detailed resume and work experience.


CARETAKER NEEDED for two historic sites - XXXXXXXXXXXXX. On-site
living quarters (including utilities) provided, in addition to a
monthly stipend. This would be ideal position for energetic
retired person or couple. Duties include greeting visitors,
answering phones, scheduling tours, grounds keeping, inside and
outside maintenance, and light housekeeping. Love of
gardening/landscaping a plus. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Learn about organic farming, livestock
care, marketing, greenhouse production, CSA’s, homesteading
skills, and more. XXXXXXXXXXXXX has 60+ farms participating
around the state. Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


30-ACRE ESTATE, huge five-bedroom home with outbuildings, on
Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 100 yards from the Wye River,
seeks a skilled grower to set up a small fruit orchard and
organic garden. Position includes some carpentry/painting work
too. Needed now until July. Dockage available. Single person,
couple or family with children okay. Well-behaved Pets welcome.
Your own large home provided on 30 acres on the Eastern Shore in
exchange for your work -- ASAP until July. Small salary if work
exceeds 20 hours/week. Please send a letter with your
qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUSINESSMAN has two openings. He needs a person for healthy
cooking for a salt-free, low protein diet, and who can drive. He
also needs a chauffeur/gardener/caretaker. Can be a single or
couple. You will live in and take care of a beautiful home
outside of Baltimore. Should be non-smoking, with no young
children or pets. Salary is negotiable. Living quarters provided.
This is a long-term position. Please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

A MARYLAND OLDER COUPLE in good health seeks a hands-on Household
Manager to help them be as independent as possible in their
lives. They live in a beautiful 6,000 sq ft home on four acres,
which they will share with their employee(s). They are looking
for someone without any "baggage" who is/are honest,
helpful, very organized, and nonsmoking. Responsibilities include
driving, companionship, cooking, laundry, and light housekeeping.
This is a professional couple who are still very active and
social; they go out to dinner at least four nights a week. If you
have a pleasant personality and would love to improve the quality
of life for two very special people, this is the perfect
opportunity for you. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience and includes benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


groundskeeping, mowing, weedwacking, driveway and machinery
maintenance, gardening, horse experience, horse care and stable
and stall maintenance. Housekeeper: cleaning, laundry, shopping,
gardening and plant care, occasional pet and horse sitting, and
occasional help with dinner parties. Separate house provided.
Experience and references a must. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED as caretakers and property managers for a 50 acre
Berkshire Mountain estate in Western Massachusetts. Job
description: House cleaning, shopping, laundry, property
maintenance including sit-down machine mowing, pool maintenance,
and care of two horses April through November. Owners enjoy
entertaining, i.e. dinner and cocktail parties; serving and
bartending are expected. Benefits include $60,000 salary plus
merit bonus, full room (complete newly refurbished apartment)
excluding phone and internet. Personal use of property vehicle,
and fully paid healthcare insurance. Owners use the property as a
year round weekend retreat with a few stays a year of a week to
two weeks. Home is listed on The National List of Historic
Places. If interested, kindly email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

“Laurie Lipp– The Evolution of a Caretaker”
Date of Birth: 06/22/52
Interests: the arts/design, dance, swimming/snorkeling, hiking,
writing, language and culture
Quote: "Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the
heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” - Kumu Hula Mark

Laurie Lipp

Having been raised in a New England family of educators, it was
an entirely unintended lifestyle for me to become a caretaker in
Hawaii, yet after a life of work-related travel in various
obscure corners of the world, property caretaking was a natural
At an early age I began spending summers, away from the family
home by the sea, in the mountains of New Hampshire working with
horses. After completing college where I combined my interests in
nature and the arts I moved to Vermont to pursue the arts. For 18
consecutive summers I managed a household on an island, cooking
for those staying in the home. I loved island living and accepted
other such positions off-season as well. My interest in culinary
arts grew and I worked as an interim innkeeper at a country
inn/cooking school in charming Provence, France. Other summers I
was assistant manager at an inn/restaurant on Martha's Vineyard.

It was in 1983 that my adventurous spirit led me to explore New
Zealand through work and travel. En route I stopped in Hawaii. I
immediately became enamored of the islands, the soft breeze, the
culture, the pristine waters a palette of pale greens to deep
azure.  I had, after all, won first prize in a 4th of July parade
as a hula dancer the year Hawaii gained statehood, 1959. 
Since that love at first sight, I've relished every opportunity
to return to Hawaii and escape the northeast winters. I took an
alternate route one winter and worked as a resident assistant
manager at an eco-tourism off-the-grid resort in Belize. Though I
quickly became quite jungle-savvy (checking, for the inhabitants
sharing my environs, shaking out clothing before slipping into
it, and examining bedding prior to crawling in for a night's
sleep), I soon came to the realization that I, indeed, am not a
jungle woman.  I longed to find a caretaking situation in the
gentle Hawaiian Islands. 
Five years ago, this dream finally became a reality.  In the
Upcountry Maui neighborhood where I'd been staying for many
years, I met the owners of a vacation rental just up the road.
They moved me onto the property as manager where I lived in a
cottage. I was the first manager to live on site. The owners felt
it was less complicated to have one person living on their
property rather than the dynamics of a couple. 
Within less than a year there was a change of ownership. I took
on full responsibility as manager of both the estate/property and
the vacation rental business comprised of two cottages in
addition to inn rooms and a suite for guests situated in the main
building also housing the owners' private dwelling. The new
owners lived on the mainland and visited only twice per year. It
is an exquisitely landscaped eight and a half acre property with
organic fruit tree orchards and over two acres of protea flowers
which had been sorely neglected.  I directed the restoration of
the protea farm. 
While managing the estate and property, I lived in a rustic
cottage. The cottage had the most breathtaking view on the
property - the distant West Maui Mountains and the North Shore,
4,000 feet below. I was given 10% commission for all reservations
that I made. I did not have much responsibility with these owners
as they lived there most of the time. I was only expected to work
8:30 am – noon, so I spent the majority of my time swimming
and snorkeling at the beaches. 
The estate is a large, complicated property and I negotiated with
the owners to have a salary and health benefits. In addition to
health benefits, three weeks paid vacation, and rent-free living,
I was paid a salary of $36, 000 per year. At that time, Maui
County required, by law, that any vacation rentals that were
owned by absentee owners were required to have a property manager
living on site.  
The position, I found, allowed me to utilize many of my skills:
interpersonal, design sense (interior and exterior), eye for
detail, and sense of humor. Hand-picking my staff as well as the
contract workers allowed me to develop a highly competent crew
whom I treated like family. Guests were treated like friends and
the number of repeat guests sharply increased. The job required
absolute commitment 24/7 - and I had no trouble fulfilling that
commitment. The key to success in such a position is open
communication and mutual respect between the caretaker and the
Over the past few months, Maui County has closed vacation
rentals; therefore, I am no longer managing this property and
business. My diverse lifestyle has taught me to be quite
adaptable. As I seek a long-term position as estate
manager/caretaker or perhaps manager or a retreat property, I am
leaving my options wide open. Though I desire to remain in the
Hawaiian Islands, I am willing to relocate. I look forward to the
challenge of a new adventure.  

Laurie with her just-harvested protea flowers


CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for a Mexico vacation rental in Kino
Bay, Mexico, two blocks from the Sea of Cortez. I have just
finished remodeling and rentals are up. This could be the best
year yet but my old manager has moved back to the states. I am
looking for someone who is interested in living free in Mexico
and occupying my home while improving it. You would do
maintenance, repairs, some remodeling, cleaning, check in and out
guests, pay bills, water plants, etc. There is a top floor
apartment that is not really ready to live in at this time but
could be fixed up with a little work. In the mean time you could
live in the downstairs rental area when guests are not there. I
will be booked about 50% of the time. Hopefully booked up more in
the future. The top floor is private, has its own bath and a
separate entrance. I need a serious single person. No tweekers.
No couples. You must have references, a clean background and
knowledge of Mexico and the rental business. You will also need a
car and some sort of income or savings or pension. I will cut you
in for a piece of the rental money to be determined upon hire but
it will not be enough to live on unless you are very frugal. I
will be there personally on a regular basis. I will check you out
carefully before any agreements are made. I am hoping to find an
older retired carpenter or handy person. Please contact

HOUSESITTER needed this summer. Would like to find someone who
would like to stay in my home here on Isla Mujres, Mexico for the
months of July/August/September. My house is in a residential
beautiful part of the island, with an ocean view from the first
floor. I have a medium size garden and a dog and three cats that
live outside and inside the house. Beaches are just a stroll away
and this is a very nice place to vacation. For more details,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MY HOME is in the beautiful little colonial village of Alamos
Sonora. Lovely, vivacious lady needs a single, retired male
Veterinarian to assist in new clinic for domestic animals plus a
small hotel.  For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote Mexican ranch (mountain ranch with
a moderate climate). River in front of ranch house/your own
cabana in exchange for half time work to care for farm animals
and do minor repairs. This is beautiful wild country. Please
contact Bob at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


BASIC GARDENING/HANDYMAN help needed for a large studio apartment
located in southwest Michigan country. Spring/summer. Hours are
negotiable. Background check/references required. Please email

COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL to assist in the management of a six-cabin
lakeside resort from mid-May to mid-October. Live in a private
cabin next to a wilderness area known for its pristine lakes,
virgin forest and great canoeing/kayaking, fishing and hiking.
Duties include registration and care of guests, cleaning and
preparing cabins in-between guests and upkeep of grounds.
Compensation is free lodging. Payment for extra work depending on
your skills. Please write to us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ON SITE MANAGER or manager couple needed for an apartment
complex in southwest Oakland County. Must be capable of assuming
responsibilities for operation and leasing. Good benefits and
housing for qualified personnel with a minimum of three years of
management and maintenance experience. To apply, please send your

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for a hands-on couple. Prefer a
mature couple for this seasonal position in Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula to run our resort. Duties include, making
reservations, checking guest in and out, cleaning cabins,
maintenance and grounds keeping. Compensation includes a
three-bedroom/two-bath house with a basement, sunroom and
attached garage. Also included for your use are a large two bay
shop with wood burning stove. Additional compensation and terms
are negotiable. No tobacco or alcohol users please, back ground,
credit check, resume and references required. Please email us by
visiting our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXX and clicking on the
Contact Us tab. 

I AM INTERESTED in obtaining a caretaker for my rural property in
southeast Michigan, which is for sale but vacant, as I've moved
to California. I am concerned about having to manage the
situation from afar. For more details, please email Patricia at


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a caretaker for 167 luxury
units in St. Louis Park, MN – one building! The caretaker
is responsible for maintaining hallways, common areas and
apartment turnovers. Carpet shampooing experience a plus. We
offer a competitive salary incentive bonus program and
comprehensive benefits package including a 401k. Please submit
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN APARTMENT COMMUNITY in Monticello is looking for a
self-motivated, dependable caretaker couple. Duties include light
maintenance, electrical, plumbing, sidewalk groundskeeping, and
leasing. Must live on site. Compensation is salary, commission
and a two bedroom/one bath apartment. Please mail your resume to


RESIDENT CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed. Must be able to operate
mowing machinery and heavy equipment. Basic plumbing and
electrical maintenance too. Salary and home on property provided.
Drug test required. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Rutledge is looking for interns in Sustainable
Community Living from April 1 to November 1, 2008. If you love
gardening and would like to gain experience in organic farming,
food processing, tempeh production, homestead maintenance and
construction skills, consensus decision-making, group and
interpersonal process. Learning is informal and hands-on. Come
for ten weeks or longer. More info about the XXXXXXXXXXXXX and
applying for an internship is available at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RV PARK CAMPHOSTS needed. Searching for a couple for year round
CampHost duties at a RV Park near Truman Lake. Must have your own
RV and live-on site. To apply, please send your resume to

ELDERLY COUPLE wanted for caretakers on a farm 40 miles west of
St. Louis. Farm tractor experience necessary. Woman to help in
the house. Private living quarters provided, with a private
driveway, plus $1,500/month salary. Need an outside income. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX in northeastern Montana has an ongoing need for
couples to come help with the following: 1) Maintenance:
electrical and plumbing; 2) Inn Keeping: daily operations of the
hotel and housekeeping. We are an historical resort. Our website
is at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX We are in beautiful countryside with Native
American history all over the area. There is ice fishing,
seasonal hunting and bird watching all within a short distance of
the resort. It's beautiful here, and if you love the outdoors,
you will certainly enjoy this place. The resort is rustic, and is
in the process of restoration. There are four new hotel rooms and
many other vintage rooms on the property. We offer you a
comfortable and furnished cabin with heat, utilities and
satellite television included in exchange for 20 hours per week
of assistance at the resort. There is a cafe onsite, and for
additional hours worked, a discount of 50% on food can be
arranged with the owner. Of course, you will have full access to
the hot pools, which are currently both indoors. The hot tub is
open 24 hours a day for your enjoyment. You can email us for more
information at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

REPUTATION MONTANA RANCH seeks an experienced cowboy. Excellent
opportunity for a career-minded individual in a beautiful, remote
and mountainous area. Duties to include feeding, calving and
working cattle horseback on good horses. No haying or farming.
Excellent wage and benefit package including house, utilities and
health insurance. We are looking for a cowboy/stockman who takes
his profession seriously. Please fax your work history with work
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL MANAGER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sutton, NE. Sutton is a
small, quiet town of 1,400 people on Highway 6, 30 miles east of
Hastings, NE. The XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family-owned business built
in the year 2000. The lighted marquee sign often displays
messages of family reunions, social events or just plain
"welcome". We are looking for a couple to make the Fox
Hollow Motel their home and to maintain a very high standard of
cleanliness and courtesy. Please send your resume to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please include
information about you, your family, your motel experience and
personal references.


HOME SWAP available. My partner and I are looking for a place to
stay in San Francisco, from February until the end of May. We are
both from The Netherlands. We offer a nice spacious apartment
located in the centre of Amsterdam (near the famous skinny bridge
and the zoo), third floor (stairs). The apartment consists of two
bedrooms (one large, one small), living room, kitchen,
bath/shower, washing-machine/TV/internet. The area is safe and
friendly. It also comes with a friendly cat. We're alternatively
open for housesitting or interested in rental offers, without a


COWBOY couple needed for a remote working cattle and guest ranch
in northwestern Nevada. No schools. Salary, housing, food,
medical insurance and other benefits provided. Please email your

RANCH caretaker couple needed in Reese River, NV. We are looking
for a semi-retired couple to live in beautiful Reese River
Valley, 45 miles south of Austin NV. Rancher will provide a two
bedroom home and will pay for utilities for some help on the
ranch. Ranch experience is helpful. Please mail your resume and
cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED A HOUSESITTER in Central Nevada, in the mountains, from
September 4 - 25, 2008. We are remote and at an elevation of
7,200'. You should be in good condition. Duties are minimal, but
feeding the animals is all that is important. We have Satellite
TV, wireless internet, and limited phone. These are very nice
accommodations. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE wanted in Battle Mountain. We need a general ranch
hand to do general maintenance and help ship hay. Couple
preferred. Mobile home provided. To apply, please mail your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE OR COUPLE NEEDED for a secluded mountain estate on 10
acres in Stateline, NV (right next to South Lake Tahoe). Duties
include snow removal, yard, home, automobile, motorcycle, RV, and
boat maintenance. Other responsibilities include cooking, RV and
automobile chauffeuring, and personal assistant duties. Will be
responsible for the care and maintenance of a vacation rental
duplex. Possible dog care later this year. Room and board
included, and one-bedroom separate apartment provided.
4-wheel-drive vehicle provided. Prefer a conservative minded
person(s) with a service heart. Must be in great health, fit, and
have a presentable image. Owner lives there partially full time,
but caretaker(s) will have isolated time to him/themselves.
Please email resume(s) and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


APPLE FARM Working Manager needed. Operate a 40+ acre orchard.
Maintain equipment, farm structures and grounds. Will apple
train. Solid mechanical skills are key. Not organic. Salary plus
house on premises, plus bonus. No health insurance. Please email
for full job description: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS in Millburn, NJ are seeking a live in couple
to handle all housekeeping and maintenance/driving for their
home. His position is primarily responsible for the day-to-day
maintenance, repair and upkeep of estate facilities, including an
indoor pool. Homeowners have a fulltime driver however it is
necessary to drive two nights per week and Saturdays. Her
responsibilities are everyday housekeeping, laundry, healthy
daily cooking and gourmet for occasional dinner parties. This
family consists of two adults and two large dogs. They travel
quite often so taking care of the dogs will be an additional
responsibility. The necessary characteristics for both include
integrity, honesty, confidentiality, discretion and most of all,
pride in your work. Both candidates must pass a thorough
background investigation including a drug test, criminal / civil
history, credit report, and verification of past employment. A
valid NJ driver’s license is required. This position will
include housing: a studio apartment on the property, the regular
work schedule is approximately 40 hours per week, Wednesday -
Sunday, however both will be “On Call” 24/7 to ensure
full operation of property systems at all times. We offer
competitive pay, excellent benefits and a vehicle. For
consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to

LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING/CARETAKING needed for a large home in South
Jersey (no children). Must be able to do some lifting. Driving
own car required for errands. Other duties, such as laundry, etc.
may be requested. 15-16 hours/week, over 4 - 5 weekdays. Must
like cats. Looking for long-term help. Beautiful home, good
salary and working conditions. To apply, please send info and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

to hire a couple who will oversee the maintenance,
transportation, kitchen and housekeeping of year round children's
institution, must have working knowledge of maintenance and valid
driver’s license. Competitive salary, housing, and benefits
provided. Need to be a self-starter, who wants to be part of an
organization that wants to make a difference in the lives of
children. Hard working a necessity. To apply please send your

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Morristown XXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking
two team players to add to our staff. The Riding
Instructor/Trainer should have a minimum of five years experience
with horses, teaching beginner riders, schooling and lungeing
young prospects, driving a +. Starting weekly salary is $400/$450
plus benefits and commissions after three months. Share of
apartment provided. The Barn Helper will have the responsibility
of tending to about 25-30 stalls (straight and box), feedings and
turn-out as well as some light maintenance. Tractor and truck
driving ability a must. Starting weekly salary is $450/$500 plus
benefits after three months trial period and overtime for special
assignments outside the barn. Share of apartment on location.
These positions must be filled promptly. Immediate action
required. An on-site interview will be required. Please contact
Marc J. Schumacher, XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: person with years of gardening experience/permaculture
experience a bonus; must be vegan and enjoy sunrises; must have
own transportation; phone interview followed by personal
interview, no emails. Position offers room/board, plus stipend. 
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Southern New Mexico.

on landowner’s property and home in rural New Mexico, in a
small village called San Jose, NM, 45 miles from Santa Fe, and 20
miles from Las Vegas. Little to no social scene. Must be
comfortable with remote living. Cottage is rustic and
comfortable, not fancy. Large upstairs bedroom loft, beautiful
views. Small full bath downstairs. Cottage includes washer/dryer,
stove, fridge, and wireless satellite internet. Water, propane
and electricity are included. Wood stove for heat, must purchase
own wood. Pets are OK. Work exchange is 14 hours per week if one
inhabitant, 18 hours if two. Duties include a combination of
cleaning house, garden work, errands, caring for pets (three
large dogs, and one cat) and chickens when owner is traveling (1
- 2 times per month for 1 - 3 nights per trip), managing
household projects as needed. If for some reason you are not able
to work for some weeks, rent would be collected from owner for
that period of time. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Non smoker
only. You must be able to pass a background check, have excellent
references and a valid driver’s license. Inquires should be


COUPLE NEEDED to live on and manage a small estate in Westchester
County. The home is owner and three children occupied part-time.
Duties include: property management and coordination of services:
24 hour security, maintenance and minor repair of all systems,
grounds, pool, gutters, cleanup along with lawn, flower bed and
garden upkeep. Drive owner as needed. Set up for entertaining.
House keeper: maintenance and cleaning of house. Run household
errands. Pick up dry-cleaning. Do laundry and ironing. Cook from
recipes when owner is on property. Oversee boys when they are on
property. Please send contact information and resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with Caretaker in the subject line of email, for
immediate consideration along with Salary history and date of

PROPERTY MANAGER wanted for a 200 acre riverfront estate in
mid-Hudson Valley. Oversee garden, orchard, small animals, and
multiple cottages. Must be great with children. Office and
computer skills necessary. Couples and families welcome to apply.
Includes housing, competitive pay and benefits. Please fax or
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

full-time, live on site, Caretaker (Staff Assistant, SL2) for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Adirondacks. Primary responsibilities
include the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment
system; maintenance of buildings, grounds, roads and trail
systems; helping with boat transportation of groups and their
luggage. High school diploma is required, associates or
bachelor's degree preferred. Experience in facility operation and
maintenance required. Preference given to candidates who possess
a minimum of five years experience in facility operation and
maintenance, skill in the areas of electricity, plumbing and
carpentry, and experience operating and maintaining a challenge
course. Within six months of hire, the successful candidate will
be required to obtain the NYS License for Joint Pilot and
Engineer for the operation of a Public Vessel. Base salary plus
house and utilities and excellent benefit package provided.
Anticipated start date April 15, 2008, or ASAP. To apply, submit
an online application at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, resume and the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of five work related references.
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact

CARETAKER wanted in Northern Dutchess County. This is a
year-round, hands-on position, and requires four - six years
experience. Please submit resume to PO Box XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER with carpenter/plumbing and
electrical experience. I live in Woodstock, NY. The Catskill
Mountains are our backyard with miles of trails and waterfalls.
The town is great for shopping and cultural and artistic events.
Our land is great for camping (weather permitting) and campfires.
There are tipis already there for camping. The house is furnished
and sharing of kitchen and den area is there for you. The room
facing the East is great for daylight sun and has its own private
bathroom. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed. Searching for an energetic couple to take care
of house and grounds in Millerton, NY. A one bedroom cottage and
part-time salary provided. Duties include housekeeping, laundry,
gardening, pool maintenance, dog care and grounds maintenance.
Experience and references required. Please write to


NON PROFIT CANINE SANCTUARY is seeking property and animal
caretakers. Yearly contract available, starting March 1, 2008.
This would be perfect for a couple. Housing, vehicle and
utilities provided. Located near Black Mountain, NC. Requirements
are animal husbandry skills, canine body language knowledge, and
grounds maintenance. Experience with a nonprofit organization is
a plus. Housing is a one bedroom, one bath, older cabin. Must
have a valid driver’s license and health insurance. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX after viewing XXXXXXXXXXXXX This is a large
facility and a stipend can be negotiated.

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed for an apartment site in
Lumberton for approximately 15 hours per week. This is a great
opportunity for an individual with basic knowledge of painting,
electrical, plumbing and carpentry. HVAC a plus. Some grounds
maintenance required. Must be honest, dependable and able to work
with minimal supervision. Salary based on experience. Credit and
background check required. Please forward resumes and inquiries


WORKING DAIRY FARM AND MEAT SHOP in Alexander, ND needs a handy
man and elderly woman needs an in-home care giver. Must be hard
workers. There is no drinking or smoking allowed in the house. No
drug use what so ever. There will be a thorough back ground check
on all applicants. If interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Transportation will be provided. Experience is preferred but not
required. If you would like to grow your own garden in the summer
time, pick your own eggs year round this is the place for you.


MATURE COUPLE needed for an onsite resident manager position. The
job description includes general maintenance, suite preparation,
cleaning, and leasing apartments. Salary and apartment are
provided. You must pass a background check. To apply, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX, all things common, intentional community now
forming in Oklahoma. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SMALL FARM CARETAKER/HANDYMAN couple/individual needed near Salem
for a long-term position. Free rent in exchange for
caretaker/handyman duties on a six acre farm, near Salem, Oregon,
one hour from the coastline, 1½ hour from Portland and
beautiful mountains and lakes. Must have assorted abilities in
repairs, have basic animal husbandry skills, and canine body
language knowledge. A private apartment is provided – a one
bedroom, one bath, living room/kitchenette. Please email

AN ENERGETIC COUPLE is needed for assistant caretaking of the
Lodge on Mt Hood. Position requires your time two days per week,
mid-May through August. In addition to mountaineers we also host
weddings, retreats, ski and running camps. The Mt Hood area
offers great outdoor entertainment, such as alpine skiing all
summer, hiking, mountain biking, world class windsurfing, and
Portland is only an hour’s drive away. We are offering
$1,500 for nine days work per month, plus board on work days, and
a place to call your home base for the summer -- we have plenty
of space for you to park your RV. Extra income available for
helping at weddings. No smokers, no pets please. For more
information on our Lodge go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX then click on
facilities, or please contact us directly by email at


STAFF, VOLUNTEERS; karma yogis; yoginis; wanted at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
in Sligo, PA. (Learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXX). All skills and
talents (gardeners, handymen, etc.) welcome. Come practice
ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Be the architect of a new healthy
happy way for humanity. No meat, smoking, drugs or alcohol.

A PITTSBURGH COUPLE seeks an excellent housecleaner or a very
professional couple to give their home the highly specialized
care it requires. In addition to housecleaning, responsibilities
include laundry, ironing, occasional cooking, and supervising
ground maintenance crews. This is a wonderful opportunity to work
in a beautiful home for a family that will truly appreciate your
hard work and expertise. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience for 5½ days a week and includes benefits and
living accommodations. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a private shotgun shooting range in
Chalfont, Bucks County, is seeking qualified person(s) to fill
position the of Caretaker/Manager. The club is seeking a mature
individual with proper experience. Duties include: reside at the
club and maintain the premises, equipment, and facilities;
operate and conduct business for the club during shooting hours
three days per week while maintaining safety/order; order,
stockpile, haul and arrange materials and supplies for all
shooting activities. Other duties will be discussed in the
interview. To apply, please complete the Caretaker Application at

CARETAKER WANTED. A small beef farm in the northeastern corner of
PA seeks a hard working, experienced caretaker. Low rent in
exchange for work. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A RURAL ALGARVIAN FARM needs help. We have an old farm house and
comfortable caravans, two horses for leisure, and dogs. Help is
needed for planting, gardening, cleaning the area, and
constructing a little bit around the house and caravans. Helpers
can also work for some extra money in my husband’s
workshop, if they are skilled carpenters or joiners! We live in a
nice, calm valley, 20km to Lagos, Algarve. The West Coast and
South Coast (a surfer’s paradise) is only 10km away.
Largely sunny, but poor living standards: no electricity
(generator at night), cold water, bath room never finished.
Accommodation is in a caravan. Children are welcome! We speak
German, English, Portuguese and a little Romanian. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.


HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed for a busy family in Upstate South
Carolina. Full time, live-out position, with some overnight
stays. Responsibility to include all aspects of childcare for a
boy, age 9 and girl, age 11. Good driving record required.
Cooking for the kids and light cleaning necessary. Active,
nurturing woman desired. Ability to help with homework necessary.
Please send resume, salary requirements and references to

long-term position. Ideal for a semi-retired individual or couple
seeking stress free environment on 126 acre horse facility in
South Carolina. Job description includes but not limited to
routine grounds upkeep, mowing, trimming, repairs, improvements;
knowledge of and ability to operate farm machinery and power
tools, work with and supervise other employees as needed. Long
term familiarity with horses essential. Property is home to a
number of retired horses who require basic daily care. Common
sense knowledge more important than grooming skills which is in
the hands of professional grooms and involves owner's show horses
who are not there full time. Working knowledge of plumbing,
electrical and light construction and repair helpful. Seeking
rare individual who still takes pride in his work and will take
personal interest in this property and the diverse projects which
are included on the farm; a self starter, able to work without
supervision, able to deal with people and above all a sense of
humor and appreciation for nature. Absolutely no drugs or
alcohol. References required and will be checked. Housing may be
included as part of salary. Possible employment for second member
with book keeping, basic secretarial and good computer skills
also available. If you are looking for a quality of life with
emphasis on minimal stress, beautiful setting and employer who
truly cares about the "help" as individuals, this may
be the perfect place. For further info, please visit


DAVIS MOUNTAINS - House/Petsitting position available. Location
18 miles west of Fort Davis on scenic loop, remote, but easy
access. Beautiful RV site with FHU and landline phone in exchange
for housesitting while owner is on business trips. Exceptional
position for an active, retired couple, or a single person. Has
to love animals, six dogs, two cats, and well behaved. Good
additional income for extra tasks and projects. For more
information please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PARTNERSHIP WANTED: horse/roping cattle operation in Giddings,
Texas looking for a serious and professional individual of
substance to become partner with. Must have knowledge of
breaking, training, cutting and horsemanship skills. Open to any
ideas of other business you can bring to property. Living
arrangements available. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER needed. Couple needed on a Panhandle Ranch in
Amarillo for a cow calf operation with some circle irrigation.
Candidates should have a strong work ethic, extensive knowledge
of cow calf operation, and knowledge of diesel irrigation
operations. Position available now. Please fax your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks Christians desiring to live and grow in the
Word. Positions available: Chef and organic gardener for
farm-to-table food production/preparation. Teachers: instrumental
music, art/pottery, Spanish, Greek, and math/science for K-12
Christian academy; green builder with compressed earth block
experience; road construction; horse trainer. Internet marketer.
Families welcome. Stipend and housing. Please contact

RANCH COUPLE NEEDED to help with ranch chores in exchange for
rent. To apply, please send your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE SEEK COMPASSIONATE COUPLES/TEAMS to assume the role of live-in
co-managers at our retirement facility and work together with
active seniors in Spring, TX. We are interested in applicants who
have 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience. We offer
paid training, bonuses, vacation, and a benefits package which
includes housing, meals, utilities, and a 401(k) plan. Interested
couples should forward both sets of resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX,

CARETAKERS needed for a house on Padre Island. Jobs include house
and pool cleaning/maintenance, yard work, some cooking. We prefer
a retired couple for this position. Please send your resume to


PROPERTY MANAGER Position available for a 70 space mobile home
park in Sandy. This is a great opportunity for a couple/team.
Must be able to do grounds maintenance, billing and customer
service. Veteran and retirees are preferred. Housing plus salary
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED. The Camp Cook and Caretaker works at our rustic
XXXXXXXXXXXXX and assists with river trip and overall CFI
operations. The site is on leased BLM land, 45 minutes from Moab
in a private, beautiful setting. Cook works with school groups
and adult retreat groups, usually 25-40 in number; students,
staff and teachers help with meals. Cookhouse and classrooms are
24 foot yurts with solar voltaic power, running water, gas cook
stove. Tipi housing provided or bring own RV (no hookups). Light
maintenance of site includes painting, invasive species removal,
trail work, and driving. May learn river running and guide skills
to assist with student river trips. Please email a letter of
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume and three references
with their email contacts. 


RETREAT CENTER, Community, Organic Farm needs help. 120 secluded
acres. Two - eight residents share meditation, work, and meals.
Private accommodations, healthy vegetarian food, stipend. Please

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a vacation farm. We are seeking a
mature couple as resident caretakers on a beautiful vacation farm
near Woodstock, VT. In exchange for house cleaning and yard work,
a one bedroom apartment in a separate building from the main
house, and all utilities will be paid. Plus a possible salary.
Please mail your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


550 acre farm and grounds. Position in our life-sharing community
with adults with disabilities. Manager responsible for small
cattle herd, fencing, bush-hogging, woodlands, mowing, and
maintaining equipment. Ten households, many barns and work
buildings. Experience in organic farming and sustainable land
practices needed. To work in coordination with organic vegetable
and herb gardeners and maintenance superintendent. Possibility of
housing on grounds. Salary dependent on experience. References
and criminal records check required. Please contact

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE/HANDYMAN needed for lawn, gardens, various
outbuildings, three houses, fencing, and machinery on a 35 acre
estate in the Tidewater area. This is a fulltime position, and
you must live on the property. Must love animals and care for
horses, dog, and cats. Basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry
knowledge a plus. Position includes a three bedroom, independent
house with salary and some benefits commensurate with experience.
Job starts immediately. Real references and good health required.
Please mail your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ELEGANT "GREEN" B&B INN, gorgeous Victorian
mansion, organic mini-farm needs caretaker(s) who enjoy(s) small
town life, and mountains. Duties include minimal care dogs, cats,
goats, garden, inn bookings, hosting, light housekeeping
(approximately three hours/day), and exchange lodging/garden
produce (worth approximately $1,200/month). Please contact


HOUSESITTER/CAT-SITTER needed for 10 days from March 28 –
April 7 for our beach cottage, which is a one minute walk to Alki
Beach, one of Seattle's most popular places to come on weekends.
Beach walks, biking the seaside path, inline skating, and dining
in the cafes and restaurants along the waterfront are year-round
activities. Bus into the city - and points beyond - at the end of
our street. Our 1910 cottage is cozy and would suit one or two
people who can share a bedroom. Guest room has two twin beds.
Guest bathroom across the hall. Kitchen, laundry room, dining
room, and living room complete the 1st floor. 2nd floor is not
for sitters' use. Your responsibilities include feeding our cat,
Sam, emptying the litter, collect mail and water the plants. We
need a mature single or couple who like cats. References
required. Please email inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ACTIVE RETIREMENT FACILITY in Walla Walla is seeking a caring
couple who like working together and want a rewarding career
working with active seniors. Company supplies an apartment,
training, salary, good benefits, three meals daily, career moves
and more. Must be able to live on site and be on call evenings,
starting salary is $4,081/month per couple. Interested couples
should fax their resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXis looking for a two-person team, for seasonal,
part-time work at our private camping club. We are located in a
beautiful location at the base of the Cascade Mountains in
western Washington. RV site provided with full hookups, 40-60
hours per week. Salary $1,200+, based on hours. Start 4/14/08.


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. Community Development Authority is
currently accepting applications for a live-in Caretaker
position. Application and job description can be obtained at

WANTED ASAP: A housekeeper/light maintenance person. Room and
board provided, plus a small salary. Located in rural
west-central Wisconsin. Close to two Universities and one hour
from the Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis). Would be needed full
time until we get organized then two to three days/weekly,
providing time for outside interests. Would be part of the
family. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

seeks a live-in caretaker for XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Wauwatosa.
Part-time, non-paying position offers two-bedroom residence
adjacent to museum at reduced rent and modest utility costs in
exchange for interior/exterior maintenance and opening the house
to the public Sunday afternoons year-round. History or museum
studies degree preferred. Please send your resume and cover


FULL TIME ALL-AROUND ranch hand position available in southeast
Wyoming for a married couple or single person. Salary, housing,
and benefits provided. Must have 10 years minimum working
experience. Please send your work history and work references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Green River is seeking people oriented,
self-motivated managers to provide day-to-day administrative,
maintenance, caretaking and service coordination at this 48-unit
senior property. This position is ideally performed by a team.
Interesting and varied work environment, flexible schedule. Must
live on site. Rent-free apartment, free utilities plus salary
provided. Please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sorry no pets. 


Professional energetic semi-retired couple, avail
housesitting southern California, minimum one year, 2008 –
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Woman seeks caretaking partner. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job
petered out. Prefer an absentee landowner. Prefer New Mexico,
Arizona, or Tennessee, but will go to other states as well.

Oxford, Mississippi. Highly experienced, hands on,
professional Estate Manager seeking part or full time
caretaker/property manager position. College and Starkey
International Institute graduate. Home and landscape
maintenance/improvement skills. Extensive horse care knowledge.
Initiate and supervise any construction project. Recently retired
and moved to Oxford. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired single man wants to house sit in Seattle-Tacoma
area from Mid-April to Mid-October. Can repair most everything.
Excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking healthy work - gardening, making cheese, building
pots, etc. Leaving corporate job to get in shape and recharge.
Looking for new lifestyle in healthy environment. Need sun.
Responsible female, mid-50's, handy, hard worker, ethical. Please

Lowell MA housesitting sought spring/summer/fall 2008 for
1/2 weeks to visit son/grandson. Will do pet care, etc.
Responsible clean family seeking to cut travel costs. Please

Hello, I'm looking for a situation in a sunny location,
offshore is fine too. I'm happy to review all options and
situations that are available. Status: single and enjoy good
health and do not smoke or drink. Excellent professional
references are available. Compensation: I am available to discuss
various options that work for all concerned. Skills - Socially
adaptable, fluent in technology, excellent cook, problem solver,
household management, driver, experienced traveler, trip
planner/researcher, event planner. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you!

Reliable, caring, semi-retired couple seeking house-pet
sitter situation in Texas.  We are in the Houston area, long term
business owners, great references and good name.  No drug,
smoking, etc. no pets or children now in home.  We will treat
your home in a respectful manner and will be good care givers to
pets.  Contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Colorado-based professional executive assistant, mature,
educated, non-smoking female seeks full-time position as live-in
or live-out household manager/personal assistant/caretaker in the
Vail Valley. Detail-oriented, dedicated, honest and hard-working
and will treat your home with the utmost respect and efficiency.
Impeccable references will support my expertise and character.

Caretaker looking for an assignment. Retired, can do heavy
lifting, 60 years
old, can take care of pets. For details, please contact Patrick

Caretaker/Housesitter Team Available! Mature, reliable,
responsible, caring couple with 10 years experience in all facets
of caretaking, building and grounds maintenance. Also, can
provide light housekeeping, bookkeeping, administrative and
computer work. Efficient and independent, accustomed to living in
remote or rural areas. Prefer Western US but will consider other
locations. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Great Couple, 50's, seeking terrific caretaker position.
Housing and benefits, prefer mountains or coast. Longtime
carpenter, maintenance, youth camp, animal experience. Very
long-term/permanent only. Have pets, including two Alpacas. Truly
nice people looking to work for same. Available 04/08. Please

Experienced Household Manager wants to relocate back to
West coast. Professionally trained with eight years in current
position, 12,000 sq. ft. home. Responsibilities include but not
limited to, supervising staff, contractors, and vendors. Special
care of antique furniture, silver, porcelain, pet care,
entertainment, cooking and much more. Interested please contact

Professional Domestic Couple seeking an individual/family
to utilize our varied skills and experiences: housekeeping,
cooking, drivers, childcare, houseman, manager. US
citizens/English/Russian-speaker, honest, friendly, energetic,
handy, educated. Live-in/out. Excellent references. NYC/NJ.

Attractive female, who is dependable, energetic, loyal,
and has great leadership skills, with 20 years of experience, is
available for your personal care, travel, and companionship
needs. Excellent references are available upon request. Please

Heart-awareness couple seeking next destination via
housesitting. We are reliable, experienced, honest and willing to
travel wherever Spirit guides us. We are low-impact, gentle folks
focused on spiritual discovery with a preference to care for a
quiet home. Plants and companions cared for with love. Available
mid-March 2008, currently in Bahamas- XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Engagements Sought. Leave the duties of your South Florida
estate in competent hands. Licensed-Florida RE/professional /MBA
available for estate administrative/managerial assignments
yearly/offseason. Excellent generalist skill-set suitable for a
variety of assignments. Available 24/7 but no live-ins. Contact

San Francisco Bay Area House Sitting. We are a mature
couple with excellent house sitting references, ready to keep
your home occupied, secure, functioning and maintained while
you're away. We are non-smokers/drinkers, unaccompanied by
children or pets, looking for somewhere long-term, in or around
Los Gatos/Saratoga, starting February/March. Please email

Your Perfect House/Pet Sitter. I am a single 36-year-old
creative professional woman who loves to travel. I have my own
business which I can do from anywhere via computer/internet.
Prefers opportunity in Europe – will also consider U.S. and
other locations. I have a true passion for animals and volunteer
at the Humane Society. Am very responsible, organized, outgoing,
and caring with Midwestern ethics. I come from a loving family of
honest and caring people. Contact Lisa at XXXXXXXXXXXXX(United

Hardworking, Reliable, Loving Care. Seeking on site
position, with salary, as Estate Manager/Property
Caretaker/Personal Assistant, whatever I can do to make your life
easier! Partial list of life skills include:
Administrative/Managerial/Security/Elder Care/Basic
Maintenance/Carpentry Skills/Landscaping/Gardening/Ability to
care for household specialty items and surfaces.
Passport/Driver’s License current. Please contact Kathleen

Attractive, healthy couple, non-smokers, middle-aged, life
experienced, educated, traveled. Conscientious, efficient, detail
oriented, open to most countries, mild to warm climate preferred.
Seeking live-in situation. Combined experienced in caretaking,
property management, home or hospitality administration, hosting,
meal planning and preparation. Event coordinating, business,
retail, group managing. Home/grounds maintenance, gardening,
driving, pet and horse care. Both computer literate and artistic.
Gentleman fluent in Spanish, either open to learning new
languages. Excellent references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a house-sitting position and all responsibilities
it includes. I possess a good work ethic, responsible and
accountable, excellent communication skills, only the best of
care given to all properties. Available March – November
... any area in US or elsewhere. Resume/References submitted
immediately upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-retired couple available for your home in Marin
County, California. Richard is an excellent finish carpenter, and
all around handyman. He has his own tools. Zoe is a writer,
anthropology graduate from UC Berkeley, world traveler, writer,
registered nurse, and teacher. We are both very personable,
quiet, and honest. We are physically active, and healthy. We own
property back east, have rented in Marin County for eight years
and have excellent references. We have excellent problem solving
skills. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Position Wanted: Ranch/Resort/Estate Property Manager.
Johnson and Wales University graduate in Culinary Arts with 15+
years of experience in hospitality and property management.
Extensive knowledge in the following: Equestrian Management
(Natural Horsemanship), Exotic Wildlife Management, Large-scale
event planning, Construction project ‘know-how’,
Business-savvy in creating new revenue sources, Specialized in
high-profile clients’ needs. Excellent references and photo
available on request. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Renaissance woman seeking to give talents, intelligence,
creativity and wisdom to new projects as your personal assistant,
partner or ?? in the areas of art, travel, writing, holistic
health and healing, live raw food cuisine, spirituality, working
with animals or any philanthropic or humanitarian endeavor.
Excellent references available. For more details, please call

Would like to housesit in the Asheville, NC area. Bonded.

Miami or NYC areas for Living Accommodation in exchange
for excellent/efficient caretaking of your property including,
landscape design, mosaics (tile, slate, stone), gardening,
cleaning inside/outside, available for travel and work for your
business. Certified/licensed esthetician and swim instructor
services available. Available to move ASAP. Please call

Couple seeking a caretaker position in the Rocky Mountains
preferably in Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana. I am a former farmer
with handy-man skills not ready to retire, and my wife is a
schoolteacher. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced housesitter and property caretaker seeking
assignment in western Australia, within about an hour of Perth.
Gardening, carpentry, animal care, land stewardship, excellent
home care. John: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Estate Caretaker/LMT, 47, seeking to relocate.
Honest, responsible, reliable, knowledgeable, organized,
meticulous, loyal, discreet, security minded.  NE work ethic.
Your concerns are my concerns. If it needs attention, it’s
my job! Passionate landscape gardener interested in organics,
serenity, striking classic and native landscapes, and
architecture. Enjoy working with other professionals. Love pets
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Lawyer/Healer Couple: experienced, mature, healthy,
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Experienced "green" caretaker will consider
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I need a live on grounds caretaker job. I know horses,
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Oregon Native seeks on site caretaking or management
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