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                  THE CARETAKER
THIS IS OUR 158th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                 Volume 27, Number 2         

March/April 2009                ISSN 1074-3642  

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 41 states
and 14 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Teri Richardson – Gardener and Caretaker Extraordinaire 
-Letters to the Editor
A subscriber questions one of our Gazette advertisers



A VOLUNTEER COUPLE is needed as Park Hosts to provide visitor
assistance at Holy Ground Battlefield Park, on weekends and
holidays from April to September (Labor Day), 2009.
Responsibilities would include greeting visitors; making routine
patrols in the park; checking for minor violations; reporting
maintenance problems; explaining the day use fee to boaters and
swimmers, securing the park at closing. A Contract Park Attendant
position is also available at this park. A campsite with power,
water and sewage will be provided. A camper trailer or motor home
is required for the position. For more info, please write to


ENJOY ALASKA ALL SUMMER. Volunteer Opportunities available in
Alaska State Parks. 60 host positions statewide with free
campsite, stipend, training and more. Season is May to September
with a minimum four week commitment. Please contact the volunteer
coordinator by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, fax:
our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs help in Palmer from April 15 to
October 15, 2009. The Assistant Farm Manager will work directly
with the Farmer/Educational Farm Program Director in the
day-to-day running of a 35-share CSA and Market Garden. This
position requires at least one year of farming experience. Spring
Creek Farm is located on Alaska Pacific University's 750-acre
Kellogg Campus in Palmer. Duties: managing indoor starts and
transplants, hardening off and planting into field beds and high
tunnels, direct seeding, irrigation, fertility management,
compost making, weeding and tillage, greenhouse and high tunnel
management, and harvesting. A monthly living stipend of
approximately $1,000 is provided, an Education Award up to
$2,362, and child care assistance (if eligible). Housing is
provided on-site in exchange for minimal caretaker
responsibilities. To apply, please email a short cover letter and
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CAMP HOSTS needed for a year around, members only campground
catering to gay and lesbian campers near Bisbee, voted as having
Arizona’s best year around climate. The new 28 site
campground is on a 120 acre ranch with recreation center and bar.
Duties include answering phones, registering guests, hosting
activities and park maintenance in exchange for a full hook-up
campsite with utilities including 30/50 electric, internet access
and a stipend for the days on duty. For more information, please

HORSE RESCUE and Boarding Facility in Snowflake, AZ has an RV
space available (utilities included) in exchange for feeding once
a day. Other income and housing are possible. Please call

CARETAKER NEEDED on a horse ranch in Williamson Valley. In
exchange for partially furnished living quarters (private
apartment) with cooking facilities and shower/bathroom of
approximately 575 square feet, the caretaker would be responsible
for feeding six horses twice a day, cleaning of the stalls daily,
assisting with maintenance and landscaping, and other assistance
as needed. Non-smoker, no pets or animals. Must be able to lift
50lb bags of horse feed. Live at a beautiful five acre horse
ranch in Prescott. No pay, however, you may have other job as
long as responsibilities are met. There is an immediate opening
for this position. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE AND PET-SITTER needed for our darling home in Flagstaff on
the National Forrest overlooking the beginnings of Oak Creek.
Just look after and love our 12-month-old female Rottweiler named
Clhoe. Flagstaff is a college town so there is always something
going on. Close to the coolest places in the state: the Grand
Canyon is 80 minutes away, Sedona 40 minutes, Petrified
Forest/Painted Desert 50 minutes, and Monument Valley is 170
minutes away. Sit in the hot tub, when you are not walking the
forest trails with Clhoe. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
pictures. Refer- ences please. Thanks, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING EMPTY NESTER or a retired couple for his and her
management overseeing daily park operations including sales of
park models and boats. Park located off I-10 and the Colorado
River bordering Arizona and California. Salary, health insurance,
home to live in, profit sharing and commissions provided. Please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PRIVATE RANCH RV SPACE available in exchange for
veggie-gardener/landscape duties. Full RV hookups available. Will
trade for duties and mesquite wood collecting. Spectacular views
on a 640 acre setting in a river valley, north of Wickenburg and
south of I-40 just off highway 93 on Signal Road in the beautiful
Big Sandy River Basin. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for

HELP NEEDED on Avalon Organic Garden, Farm, and Ranch. Located on
165-acres in the Santa Cruz River Valley, this organic
"Garden of Eden" provides fruits and vegetables, as
well as livestock to a community of 100+ people and operates as a
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. These sacred gardens
are located on an historic property in a valley rich with native
culture. Nearby Tubac is a community of dynamic painters, poets,
musicians, and artists. Work opportunities include tending the
extensive herbal, ornamental, and vegetable gardens, as well as
learning the many facets of animal husbandry. Volunteers have an
opportunity to learn feeding, milking, cheese and yogurt making,
permaculture and greenhouse gardening, composting, planting,
weeding, harvesting, how to control pests organically, storing
food for long periods, meal preparation, and construction.
Visitors are invited to stay one week initially and asked to work
six hours/day, six days/week. Tent accommodations are always
available. Depending on the time-frame, yurt space or shared
rooms may also be available. All diets welcome. We are
non-smoking and drug and alcohol-free. We do not accept pets.
Children are welcome. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Dear Gary, I called one of your advertisers today and spoke to a
consultant at Professional Domestic Services and Institute about
a position I saw advertised in the Gazette. I’m writing to
complain because I was told they could not represent me unless I
attended their Institute or took one of their home study courses.
I think this is unfair! I am 45 years old and have cared for my
own lovely home for many years. I am an excellent housekeeper. I
enjoy cleaning and have helped my sister and other family members
with their cleaning, while I raised my kids. I think life
experience should count for something. Do you know why
Professional Domestic Services and Institute can’t
represent me for the job I wanted to apply for? B. G., Los
Angeles, CA

Thank you for your letter, Beth. I have asked the owner of
Professional Domestic Services and Institute to respond to

Dear Beth, believe me, we sympathize with your situation, but
the information and advice our consultant gave to you was
absolutely correct. Many people feel their “life
experience” is enough to qualify them for a Household
Manager position. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The
clients that come to us for household staff come to us for a
reason. We have been in business for nearly 20 years and have a
reputation for representing only the very best.  We guarantee
that our clients will get either one of our graduates or someone
with at least two years’ experience who has demonstrated
their stated skills to us. When a client hires one of our
graduates, they can be confident that their home and belongings
will be cared for properly and efficiently.
If you truly want to enter this field, I strongly suggest you
consider attending the Institute. The perfect age for people to
enter the Institute is between 27 and 50 because indeed, we do
believe life experience is important, but so is understanding the
wants and needs of the wealthy. We have a wonderful 18 room
English Manor Home for you to learn and practice your new skills.
Three of the many great reasons would be:  We accept only eight Household Manager students
and four Personal Assistant students in each session. This allows
us to provide each student with the optimum quality of
personalized attention so crucial to ensuring your success.Our student placement success is outstanding! In
the last six years, we have placed all but three students (each
had specific situations that hindered placement).Once our students complete our very intense,
concentrated courses, they are ready to walk confidently into any
home and know exactly what to do and how to access the
principal’s expectations.
If you are unable to attend the institute, we do suggest you
consider the Home Study version of our training. The information
is of the same caliber you would get at the Institute, and you
have access to our instructors to provide support. The only thing
you would be missing is the value of hands-on experience and
networking with fellow students. 
We love helping anyone with a heart to serve succeed in our
business. I hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,  

Carol Scudere, Director

Professional Domestic Services and Institute

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CARETAKER WANTED for an apartment complex in the Mountain Home
area. Good maintenance and communication skills required.
Flexible work hours are available. Compensation will be housing
and utilities. To apply, please mail your resume to Manager,


CARETAKER needed on a farm in the Gunnedah area of New South
Wales. This position would be suitable for a retired couple with
rural experience. A comfortable three bedroom home will be
provided. Please write with your references to The Farm Manager,

WE ARE LOOKING for a housesitter/caretaker who would like to
house their caravan on our five acre property. We are located 40
minutes north of Perth on the coast, and a five minute drive from
the beautiful coastal town of Guilderton. We live in Perth three
- four days of the week and back on our resort usually Thursday -
Sunday. We require care for our loving boxer. She misses our two
boys who are under the age of two when we are gone. We would also
require basic maintenance of the gardens. We have a ride-on mower
to do the large part of the lawn area. We have a caravan specific
area on our property in a very serene position and very private.
We also house an in-ground pool which requires very little
maintenance. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

one of the premier yacht clubs in Australia. For the benefit of
its members the Squadron maintains a 'down the bay' property at
Canaipa on Russell Island on Moreton Bay. The position of
Caretaker is a live-in position with single or married couple
residence supplied. The role involves general oversight and daily
maintenance of the facilities. Gardening, landscaping, cleaning
and handyman experience is required with boating and marine
knowledge preferred. The position also requires good
communication skills and the ability to work independently.
Please mail confidential enquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking applicants for the best job in
the world! The role of Island Caretaker is a six-month contract,
based on luxurious Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s a live-in position with flexible working hours and key
responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great
Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer. You’ll
be required to report back on your adventures to Tourism
Queensland headquarters in Brisbane (and the rest of the world)
via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media
interviews. This is a unique opportunity to help promote the
wondrous Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Living above the
Great Barrier Reef is a pretty unique benefit, but the successful
candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for
the six-month contract. You’ll receive return airfares from
your nearest capital city (in your home country), accommodation
and transport on Hamilton Island, travel insurance for the
contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills
cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of
the Great Barrier Reef. The six-month contract commences July 1st
2009. A broad range of experience will be considered, but the
successful applicant should posses excellent interpersonal
communication skills, good written and verbal English skills, an
adventurous attitude, a willingness to try new things, a passion
for the outdoors, good swimming skills and enthusiasm for
snorkeling and/or diving, ability to engage with others, and at
least one year’s relevant experience. To apply, please
follow these two steps: Step 1: Create a video application (in
English and in 60 seconds or less) telling us why you’re
the best person for the job and demonstrating your knowledge of
the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Step 2: Fill out a brief
application form and upload your video to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
by February 22, 2009. 

FULL-TIME CAMP CARETAKER required for a Recreation Centre located
at Landsborough, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the centre is
situated on 50 hectares surrounded by 200 hectares of State
Forest. This is a live-in position, requiring some cleaning,
maintenance and instruction. Please mail your resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are looking for a reliable and
energetic couple to care for a home on a 2,000 acre property near
Toowoomba. Duties will include general maintenance, gardening and
pool care, plus some housework. Caretakers must have their own
transportation and no school-age children. Accommodation provided
in a brand-new air-conditioned house. Hours and remuneration are
negotiable. References are essential. Please apply in writing to

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. We are seeking a mature, active
couple, or single person, for a long-term position on a cattle
station 70km north of the town of Cloncurry in northwest
Queensland. The caretakers will be required to check waters,
fences, stock and gardening. A modern two bedroom home, air
conditioned, fully equipped and furnished, will be provided. This
position is not suitable for a family. Small pets allowed. No
working dogs allowed. Must have your own transportation. Looking
for caretakers who can start immediately. Wage is negotiable.
Please email your resume with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Australia at

SEEKING RETIRED PERSONS with their own caravan to assist the
owners of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with caravan park cleaning and
reception duties part-time, in exchange for free RV site fees,
power and a small wage. Ongoing positions are available for a
minimum of three months (longer if you like). We are in an
idyllic location with a superb climate in Carnarvon, Western
Australia. This is very suitable for persons travelling through
Oz. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a well known property in the
Wootton district. This is a live-in position and would be
suitable for an active semi-retired couple who love the outdoors
and enjoy a sense of job ownership. You will be required to
maintain gardens and lawns, have knowledge of horses, cattle and
tractor work and to maintain and clean the farm-stay and
temporary accommodations. The applicant should have a current
driver’s license. This package also includes a three
bedroom residence as accommodation. Applicants should mail a
letter and references to The General Manager,


A FRENCH/ENGLISH COUPLE based in Brussels with a holiday home in
France seeks a live-in couple for housekeeping and cooking (to a
very high standard) duties. Children no objection. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email


WANTED: A couple interested in experiencing southern Belize as a
potential area for retirement. Exchange light caretaking duties
for a comfortable base. February or March through August 2009.
Our forested, seaside property is a mile south of Punta Gorda. 
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 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:


PARK YOUR RV/TRAVEL TRAILER in exchange for grounds keeping in
Ramona. You will be located at the bottom of a hill with a
vineyard in front of you and an avocado grove behind you. You
have privacy from the main house. You will have room for your own
garden. We also need someone to pet sit (three dogs) when we
travel. Water/sewer is included, electricity charged as used. You
must be able to maintain/repair a drip irrigation system, weed
whack, prune and mow. Pets considered (they must be neutered).
Room for horses. Two people maximum. We require 35 hours of work
a month for the site. A reliable vehicle is required since we are
five miles from Ramona. References required. Proficient English
required. Position is available now. If you do not have a RV or
travel trailer we have a 29 ft Terry travel trailer that we would
consider selling for $5,000 if you can pay 50% down you could
make payments on the balance. Please email your phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with best time to contact you for your
situation and qualifications. Thanks.

CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club, located 20 minutes outside of Grass Valley, on 250
beautiful acres with wildlife. Seeking a couple to maintain
grounds, lodge, maintain and run equipment (tractors/mowers) etc,
and care for horses. Preparation/serve meals will be required at
times. Living quarters on private lake plus $1,500 per month,
additional for horse care.  Please send your resume to

A BEVERLY HILLS GENTLEMAN and his Golden Retriever are seeking an
Estate Manager for their 27,000 sq. ft home. The Estate Manager
will have the responsibilities of a Butler, Chef, and Manager of
property. This is a non-negotiable live-in position. A full-time
housekeeper is needed as well as a groundskeeper for the two
acres, two ornamental ponds, and one swimming pool. This is an
excellent opportunity for new staff to showcase their outstanding
skills and abilities to make this home run smoothly. Potential
candidates will have 3-5 years' minimum experience and/or
professional training. Excellent salary and benefits are
commensurate with experience. Please contact
our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who is experienced in growing rice (such as
in Arkansas or Texas). I am looking for someone wanting to
relocate to northern California. Ideally a single man,
non-drinker/smoker, with a livestock background (horses/cows).
Prefer a person good with repair work, fences, and all around
experience. A nice place to stay and salary will be provided.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(please include these words in the subject line:
“California rice growing position”). Thank you.

Supervise and maintain two rental homes which house seven to ten
individuals, mostly university students. Also perform (usually)
minor repairs on the property and care for a 20 acre surrounding
parcel, which includes minor care of a little livestock, upkeep
of small orchard and tree crops and access to large garden and
cropland for your own usage if desired. A qualified candidate
should have competency in general maintenance, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, or a few
years experience in a related building trade. I am offering a
1,300 sq. ft. open floor plan apartment (value $1,000.00 month),
which can be paid for part or whole in trade for the duties of
caretaking. If a person wishes to do additional work for wages
above and beyond caretaking duties, that may be available at
certain times also. The apartment is on the top floor of a home
which has five rented rooms on a lower floor that comprise a
household of older students. The apartment has abundant natural
light and panoramic views of farmland, pasture and nature
preserve lands. The location is a ten minute drive to downtown
Arcata; it is in the best elementary school district in the area
and there is room for animals, although cats are not allowed as
they kill wildlife and any dogs must be benign to both livestock
and wildlife. For more info, please write to

CARETAKER POSITION offered in Northern California’s
Siskiyou County in Hornbrook, CA. Willing to provide free parking
and rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy caretaker
duties on my ranch, keeping trespassers away. This is
off-the-grid, primitive living. Must be self-sustaining and love
the outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable
physical shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the
property is somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs,
drinking, or mental issues, and no friends or visitors with same
– in fact we prefer light/little to no visitors. This is
not employment or a paid position, so you must have some other
source of income available to live off of. Animals are OK,
including horses, pigs, etc. Looking for a single male, couple,
retiree, or a small family. A 4x4, SUV, ATV or horse would help
in your duties. I am only looking for serious replies. Please

ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS. Our community is located 45 minutes
southeast of San Diego, nestled in a serene mountain valley at
2,000 feet. We are an eclectic community interested in exchanging
ideas and living in a sustainable and balanced manner with the
earth. A spiritual lifestyle is integral to our focus and we
encourage visitors to join us for meditation, sweat  lodges, and
other uplifting interactions. Our kitchen prepares vegetarian and
vegan food. English is the spoken language. Help is usually
needed year round. While we re-build our infra-structure,
however, we will not need help until Spring 2009. Then we will
need help setting and tending 15,000 White Sage seeds for Fall
2009 planting. For volunteers, we request 30 hours per week.
Transportation can be provided to and from San Diego or to public
transportation to Los Angeles or Mexico. Accommodation consists
of small dorm-style rooms or camping, if you bring a tent. Work
may consist of sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting, watering,
making compost, fencing, maintenance, mechanical, typing,
cooking, cleaning, or alternative construction and technologies.
Pets are not allowed. Children may be allowed. Minimum stay is
two weeks, and longer stays are possible. We are in the process
of reforming our community and living spaces are limited. We need
a master gardener to oversee our gardens and herb farm. We
welcome those with a pioneering spirit. Volunteers who are
comfortable with the balance of quality communal interaction, as
well as meaningful time alone are sought. Self-motivated
individuals who approach life with a fun, yet responsible,
attitude are valued. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY is seeking an on-site manager, couple
preferred, for 16 units in San Bernardino. Some leasing and
property management experience required. Light computer skills
and familiarity with Word and Excel are necessary. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Please mail your resume to Property

LOOKING FOR part-time self-motivated, responsible, experienced
couple Innkeepers/Caretakers ASAP for a small family owned Green
and off-the-grid Country Inn and retreat center on a 140-acre
ranch in Northern California, 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
Skills needed are general maintenance, organic gardening,
cleaning, computer literate a must, office duties, wholesome
cooking, and a love of small animals. Compensation includes
housing, and utilities with a small salary. This position could
turn into a full time position in the summer months and for the
right people. Additional possible opportunity for farming and
vineyard development. Please fax your resume to

BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTER in the coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) seeking persons to contribute their
skills in gardening, cooking, landscape maintenance. Ideal for
someone who has an interest in Buddhism and likes to work hard.
This is a work-study position offering room and board, a small
living allowance and free classes in a variety of Buddhist
subjects. Vigorous program requiring physical and
mental/emotional health. Please take a look at the work-study
program web page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please call
cannot accept pets or children. For comprehensive information on
our entire organization see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. No fee/20 hours weekly service in exchange for
camping and living in community. The mission of The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is to strengthen individuals, families and
communities by teaching ways to listen and speak from the heart,
to honor life's passages and to appreciate our connection with
nature - supporting the emergence of a compassionate, sustainable
and peaceful world. Our Sanctuary is a 40 acre educational
retreat center located in semi-wilderness at the foot of the Los
Padres Mountains in Southern California. Meditation gardens,
native habitats and permaculture principles are demonstrated
throughout the land, as is our commitment to solar energy. In
addition, it provides time for self-renewal, reflection, and
hands on work on The Foundation Land in the beautiful Ojai
Valley. Service may include individual and team work projects
such as program support, land and facilities maintenance,
building projects, trail and garden maintenance, etc. In exchange
for 20 hours of work per week, you will have the opportunity to
live in a small community, share in daily mediations, monthly
councils and other offerings such as potlucks and poetry swaps,
while living in service to a vision of education, renewal, and
the honoring or life's many passages. Work Exchange participants
receive a tent site (volunteers provide their own tents) and are
offered the use of facilities, including shared bathrooms with
showers, upscale camp kitchen, refrigerators and stoves. Five
miles to town - carpooling is possible. Two week minimum/90 day
maximum stay with review. No pets. Mostly vegetarian diet. Please


RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in the Oakridge area of Vancouver
(Cambie/41st). A personable couple wanted as Resident Caretakers
for a friendly, well-run 56 unit high-rise. Just steps away from
the Oakridge mall/Canada line sky train. We are looking for a
recently retired pair who would enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in
a lovely neighborhood. Job duties will include gardening/lawn
maintenance, basic understanding of plumbing and electrical
systems, and janitorial maintenance interior and exterior. This
is a Caretaker position, not a manager position; there is no rent
collection, deposit/banking duties or tasks related to filling
empty suites. We do require good communication skills to liaison
between trades people and the strata board. No pets, kids or
rentals. Please send resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OCEAN SIDE LIVING AT IT'S BEST! My Client is searching for Park
Manager/Caretakers for their lovely five acre modular home and
lower RV/tent Park on beautiful British Columbia's Sunshine
Coast. There are 25 modular homes in the upper park and
approximately 20+ RV and tenting sites in the lower ocean side
park. Skills required: basic bookkeeping, computer knowledge,
people skills, general maintenance, grounds keeping, and some
general electrical, plumbing and carpentry skills. This position
is best suited for an older couple. Children and pets welcome.
Compensation: Three bedroom home with an ocean side view. All
utilities and expenses paid for (excluding groceries). Company
vehicle provided. Salary $1,000CN dollars per month. Start date
very flexible. One or both parties must be Canadian Citizens or
have landed immigrant status. Should be willing to commit to
long-term employment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM SITTER(S) WANTED in Cobourg, Ontario. A large self-contained
furnished apartment will be provided in exchange for hobby farm
sitting and approximately 12 hours of work per week. There is an
opportunity to take on additional work for an hourly rate. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a complete position description
and photos.

ECO EQUINE EXPERIENCE requires a caretaker ASAP for an indefinite
period of time. Caretaker must be fit, capable, and impassioned
with horses and country living in Ontario. For more information,


CARIBBEAN GUESTHOUSE seeking a caretaking couple for April 17 -
24, 2009. Pet sitting (must love animals), cleaning rooms,
general guest maintenance, and plant care. A friendly, organized,
and enthusiastic pair is desired. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional details.


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed (a full-time housekeeper and babysitter for
a toddler boy, and a handyman/gardener). We are a professional
couple from the UK/USA. We will pay $750 USD towards the
couple’s airfare roundtrip and provide a guest apartment
(two bedroom, two bath, must share when visitors in town), a Ford
Explorer car, gas allowance, phone, wireless internet, grocery
allowance, all immigration visa costs (you supply medical, and
police clearance). Will provide health insurance (cost $250 USD
per month- covered for couple). We will be offering a six month
minimum contract, up to two years. This position starts on March
1st, 2009. Please email your resume and references to


RANCH MANAGER sought for a ranch in Steamboat Springs. Must have
experience running mid-sized high-end ranch with expertise in hay
production, grazing cattle, maintaining equipment and facilities
and managing staff. Good management skills and work ethic, a
commitment to quality and computer skills required. Excellent
compensation, benefits and housing provided.  Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN POSITION available in Aspen, Colorado. Large
home with attached, separate 900 sq ft, one bedroom
caretaker’s apartment. The apartment has a full kitchen,
pantry, living room/dining, great views, air conditioned, high
speed internet and TV. One job is full time detailed house
cleaning; second job is general fixit, errands, car washing, snow
blowing in winter, lawn mowing in summer. Must like dogs and must
be fit for dog walking, hiking and living in the mountains at
high altitude (8,500’ elevation). Need an SUV type car,
driver’s license. No pets of your own, please – we
have plenty. $1,100 per week for the couple plus apartment and
utilities paid by us. 42 hour workweek which is five weekdays and
two hours on Saturday morning, but with some flexibility. Please

beautiful Rocky Mountains, trailing cattle and organizing pack
trips a few times a year, this is the job for you. We’re
looking for an energetic, fun couple to manage our Parker, CO
barn and 250 acre farm. We have 10 quarter horses, one hunter
jumper and four miniature donkeys. We provide a nice ranch house,
all utilities paid, and a truck and trailer. You must be
experienced in all aspects of equine management and training and
must be experienced in teaching western riding. We run a small
irrigated hay operation to supply our horses. Experience
maintaining and servicing equipment, fencing and other farm and
ranch skills necessary. Summer travel to Wyoming for extended
weekends also required, expenses paid. Security check required.
Looking for honest, motivated and responsible self-starters.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

the Boulder Mountains. Professional experience is necessary. A
couple is preferred. Healthy habits and cheery attitude are
required. This is 4-wheel-drive, mountain living. Must have
knowledgeable gardener and plant care. Pet care is needed and
housesitting. This is a nice family to work for. No smoking/no
drinking/no pets. Salary based on experience, with free rent and
utilities. References required. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed to manage/maintain a Mountain Retreat
west of Denver. Must be a hard working non-smoker and have
experience with plumbing, electric, HVAC, carpentry, painting, AV
systems, operation and R&M of heavy equipment, plus auto and
small engine R&M, forestry work/management; Provide
care/exercise (ride/drive) for two Morgan Horses. Must provide
guest services and housekeeping. Compensation: Housing/mountain
view duplex, plus salary and bonus.  Please fax your resume to


A BILINGUAL, English/Spanish, mature and experienced couple is
needed to manage a private home. This is a great opportunity to
live in Costa Rica with good pay and excellent benefits. A
background check will be required. Interested parties should
please fax your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Exeter, Devon, England, for ongoing spells
from 8 days - 17 days during April, June, and September. We have
a beautiful ancient longhouse with lots of land/stream/log fires.
Housesitters (couples preferably) are needed regularly through
the year, except summer, to look after the house and two small
well behaved dogs. Nothing arduous, just looking after
dogs/plants etc. Lots to see nearby, just six miles from Exeter,
and 20 minutes from the coast. No reimbursement, sorry no
children. Our housesitters will certainly need own transport -
nearest town is 2.5 miles away. Must have been dog owners. Lovely
en-suite accommodations with run of the house. Plenty of logs for
the fires in winter. All modern conveniences available, including
central heating. We usually plan around four - six months ahead,
so please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX months ahead of time and
please include "housesitting" in the subject line.

COUPLE REQUIRED in southwest Dorset. A large and beautiful Estate
on the Jurassic Coast requires an energetic and organized couple
looking for long-term employment. Duties include managing,
cleaning and maintaining three holiday rentals. Cleaning the
Manor and assisting with care of our three well-behaved children,
aged 13, 11 and seven. Some overnight babysitting is required,
and helping the Estate maintenance staff. This is a relaxed
environment, with a charming and cozy furnished three-bedroom
cottage provided. Generous pay and holidays provided. Impeccable
references are required. Position starts immediately. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in South Hampshire for my house and five
friendly chickens, from March 27 to April 12 and July 17 to
August 1. My house is a four bedroom detached in a quiet
residential area with superb bus route and six miles from the
nearest train station. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARDENER/CARETAKER required for a large private garden in rural
Shropshire. Would suit an experienced couple (some domestic work
available). Reliable, energetic and honest person with good
kitchen garden and shrub knowledge to help maintain and improve
the grounds. Security of the property, help with dogs and horses,
together with general assistance. Three bed centrally heated
cottage included. Please write with details to:


COUPLE WANTED for yard and general maintenance on a country
estate in the Palatka area. Prefer a partially retired couple.
Must live on premises in a two-bedroom/two-bath furnished mobile
home. This is a very private and secure property. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARCO ISLAND, FL/Wisconsin couple seeks a Household Manager to
provide care for each of their two properties. The couple spends
more time in their Marco Island condo than in their very large
home in Wisconsin. Both the lady and the gentleman have some
health challenges, and they are seeking a kind, understanding
person with creative culinary skills to help them with their
dietary restrictions. Gentleman has dementia and will require
extra patience. Good housekeeping skills and organizational
skills also needed. A nursing background is not required, but
would certainly be helpful. They would appreciate someone who is
comfortable with technology. This is an artistic household that
desires an independent yet collaborative Household Manager who is
comfortable pampering and care giving for elderly employers. This
is a special opportunity to make a genuine difference in the
lives of a wonderful couple who greatly need your nurturing
assistance. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes an apartment in Wisconsin and a bed and bath in Marco
Island. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web

CARETAKER WANTED with nursing experience. Must be able to live-in
with an elderly man. This position offers rent-free living, with
all amenities provided. Monthly compensation also provided. A
thorough background check will be required. Please submit your

A MATURE NON-SMOKING COUPLE is needed to provide janitorial
services for religious buildings. Duties include light
maintenance, floor maintenance, some kitchen duties, set-up and
tear-down of events, and maintaining supplies relevant to the
position. Compensation includes housing, utilities, and salary.
Must be bondable. No pets. To apply, please mail your resume to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED to watch over my dog and cat in Fort
Lauderdale this winter. I am looking for the perfect person or
couple to live in my home now through mid-April while I'm out at
sea. I have a lovely two - three bedroom place, 2½ miles
from the beach. The housesitter must love the critters. This is a
great way to get out of the cold for a few months. Retired
singles or couples are welcome. Please call

A PALM BEACH COUNTY single Dad needs help with his two
17-month-old twins. My home has a pool, Jacuzzi, two saunas, and
a boat on the water. I need either an established couple or
single female (preferably elder) to watch and take care of the
children and a cat (the dog just died while under the watch of
teenage caretakers while the Dad was in Argentina). Need a
caretaker to watch the kids in the home 24/7, maybe two couples
or two sets of caretakers so the Dad is always covered for
watching them when out of town. Private room in exchange for
living in Florida and watching the kids, making sure they are fed
and don't drown. Experience with kids is great. Currently can't
trust the younger couple, so I’m looking for a change. Need
someone reliable and nice. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with photos, resume and experience. Please
be detailed but brief. This opening is available now. Please tell
me when you want to start for how long and experience etc.


WE ARE LOOKING for a housesitter now through March 15th. We are
looking for someone to take care of our 4-year-old dog (setter
mix) and 14-year-old tomcat. The house is in the north of
Germany, about 35 km from Hamburg. It comes with sauna, Jacuzzi,
open fire place. Lots of nature (forests, open fields) just
outside the garden. You might need your own car, there is hardly
any shopping facility in the village, and public transport is
limited. However, nice neighbors can take you along for shopping
once a week. We pay for the house and its additional costs like
gas for heating, water, and electricity. You have to pay for your
own food, transport and phone calls abroad. Also bring your own
laptop. For more information please send an email to


HOUSESITTER WANTED on the island of Rhodes, located 11 miles
southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the
largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and
population, with more than 100,000 people. I am searching for a
mature female housesitter who loves cats. Must be tidy and quiet.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


CARETAKER WANTED. A stable couple or single is needed in Waipio
Valley, Big Island. Living quarters is at the base of
1,000’ waterfall. 4WD a plus, will have weekly access to
4x4 truck. Duties helping elderly woman in her own home, property
maintenance, gardening, house cleaning, computer skills a plus.
This position does not offer a salary. If interested, please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING SOLITUDE? Peaceful, quiet living in a mobile home on a
farm west of Boise, ID. We provide a place of retreat and healing
in exchange for 15 hours/week help in the garden. Please call


A SEMI-PRIVATE RECREATION CLUB in the Morris area seeks a
caretaker couple. Must live on site, tend gate, care for beach,
rent cabanas, maintain washrooms, grounds and roads. Must have
knowledge of a private water system and testing, if needed.
Operation of some equipment and light maintenance of same
required. To apply, please mail resumes to

A CHICAGO FAMILY seeks a live-in Housekeeper to care for their
busy household. The right candidate will be a non-smoker who is
able to work independently and multitask and has previous
experience caring for a luxury home. Must be high-energy and
fluent in English. Responsibilities include housecleaning,
laundry, simple meal preparation, answering phones, and
purchasing groceries and cleaning supplies. This is a great
opportunity for a professional and dedicated individual who is
eager to work for an appreciative family. Salary to $55,000 and
includes benefits and living accommodations. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web site at

AN ONSITE MANAGER COUPLE is needed in Marion, IL. We are looking
for a mature couple to manage our mini-storage units. The couple
will receive a new apartment, paid utilities, and a salary. To
apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 


person to overhaul this gem of a home. You and your family live
rent free and pay $1,400 a year in taxes. In exchange you will
replace the eye beam with a little help from the locals, keep up
the garden and enjoy a huge house in Marion, IN. The house has
three huge bedrooms, fireplace, beamed library, formal dining
room and pictures are available by email. You must have your own
source of income, be drug and alcohol free, have excellent
carpenter skills, and be eager to have a fresh start in a fine
state. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A BI-LINGUAL (English/Italian), live-in tutor/nanny is needed in
Milan/Tuscany. Must be versatile, capable, a non smoker, driver,
sporty, well mannered and active. The tutor/nanny is needed for
three boys aged five to eight years old. Prefer EU candidates. To
apply, please email your resume and references to 


LIVE IN CARETAKER needed in LaGrange. We are searching for an
older lady who lives in the LaGrange area. The caretaker is
needed to live in my large trailer to do errands, clean, etc for
room and board only. For more details, please email 


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

“Teri Richardson – Gardener and Caretaker
Date of Birth: 10/7/53
Interests: gardening, canning, sewing, jewelry design, arts and
crafts, yoga, hiking, cooking, discovering new ways to live green
and exploring financial strategies that inspire us ALL!
Quote: “Let Go, Have Faith…Keep Smiling!”

Teri Richardson  
For the past eight years I have been trading gardening services
for rent where I live on a 150 year old, 20-acre avocado ranch in
Carpinteria, CA. The Caldwell family originally homesteaded the
property around 1850. The land was covered with walnut, apricot,
nectarine, peach, lemon, orange, guava, cherimoya, pomegranate,
macadamia nut, avocado trees and more. The legacy of the Caldwell
farming history permeates to this day as the original trees
served as grafting material for many of the exotic fruit trees in
the area today. The ranch is mainly comprised of orange and
avocado trees for export now. The ranch is also home to some of
the largest oak, sycamore and eucalyptus groves in Santa Barbara.
Because of this there are many varieties of birds as well;
robins, woodpeckers, finches, doves, pigeons, blackbirds, hawks,
even an occasional rare California condor roam this area. This is
especially important right now as infestations of apple moth and
oak moth have been discovered. This year the Department of
Agriculture has set out thousands of traps using pheromones to
control these pests naturally. Of course the birds are the best
natural control as we now have thousands of birds eating these
pests daily. Quite a treat to have literally hundreds of birds at
a time on the lawn area playing and eating!  Nature at its best! 

I originally began tending the grounds at the ranch house in 1979
as the owner and operator of Ladybug Gardening and continued
maintenance of the ranch for about 10 years. I lived on another
ranch across town at the time raising my two children, milk
goats, chickens and a huge organic garden with vegetables and
raspberries. It was back in the 80’s when the local
farmer’s market began here and we were one of the first
farmers to bring our fresh produce to the public. I also love to
make jams and jellies throughout each year, making use of all the
wonderful fruit available here. The house is decorated with many
Christmas trees and angels throughout and up throughout the year.
It truly is Christmas here year round! Then each December 26, we
have “goodie day” where all the neighbors as well as
family come in to enjoy many treats. It’s always an
interesting time here at the house filled with photographs and
history of the past. 
In 1989 I moved to Oregon as a severe drought hit the Santa
Barbara area. Many of the trees and plants died at this time.
During my time in Oregon I worked for Bear Creek Corporation;
Harry and David (a fruit company) and Jackson and Perkins (a rose
and flower catalog company) where I collected many special
varieties of roses and perennials. When I left Oregon I brought
with me All these special plants I loved so. Little did I know I
would plant most of these plants at the ranch house to replace
those that were lost during the drought.  
In 1998, the owners decided to retire to the ranch; the original
1898 structure was refurbished and a new wing added as well. It
was a long two years in building a three car garage, a studio
above. Sadly, whatever plants that lived through the drought did
not make it through the construction stage. Even the double white
poinsettias some 15 ft. tall died during the construction, which
hurt. Finally in the year 2000, the family moved in and I was
asked to reside at the ranch, rent-free, in exchange for
maintaining the rose garden, flower beds, and the irrigation
system. When I returned in 2000, I replanted the gardens. Today
all 40 roses are either David Austin English roses or heritage
fragrant hybrid teas or climbers. In the surrounding gardens
there are now double poinsettias, hydrangeas, fuchsias, begonias,
lycoris, agapanthus, anemones, to name a few. Taking care of the
gardens, watering, fertilizing, pruning are my main duties but
over time I have become part of the family and now help to look
after Kay and Tony, who are nearly 80 years old.  I am also a CNA
(certified nurse’s aide), my duties now include occasional
care giving, cleaning and cooking at times. 
Over the past eight years I have also gained the trust of many
clients in California, Oregon and Hawaii performing house and pet
sitting services through my private company Ladybug Services. I
have had the pleasure of caretaking many homes, ranches and pets
in beautiful places. It truly is a fun lifestyle! In 2004 I also
became a loan originator in the financial industry and also got
my insurance license in 2005. I now work as a financial educator
working to promote and teach holistic, alternative investment
strategies and debt reduction systems. I will continue to share
the unique and effective financial tools as I continue to not
only survive, but thrive in these challenging times of incredible
I am now considering other offers to provide these types or
similar services for a small to medium size estate where living
quarters are available. I am grateful for The Caretaker Gazette
to provide this service of matching up needs with many different
types of people and look forward to each and every new copy for

Teri doing some gardening work


Bangor. Responsibilities include: teach Leave No Trace principles
to groups and individuals, model and promote environmentally
sensitive practices to the hikers on the Appalachian Trail,
manage high use camping sites on the Appalachian Trail, meet,
greet, register and provide information to hikers on the
Appalachian Trail, impart Leave No Trace information on
backcountry practices on where to camp, how to protect water
sources, water treatment, dish washing, fire regulations, etc.,
deliver educational presentations at campsites to hiking groups,
maintain a composting privy system (Horns Pond site) and general
site maintenance, and ridge run – hike north and south of
the caretaker’s camp site on overnight trips - to perform
similar tasks at other sites. For more information, and to apply,


EXPERIENCED GARDENER/FARMER needed. You will have your own huge
five bedroom home on 30 acres, 100 yards from the Wye River, in
exchange for 15-20 hours work/week creating a small fruit orchard
and organic garden, and doing light carpentry/painting/etc. Pets
and families are OK. You can start now and stay six months (?).
Work beyond stated hours gets additional pay. To apply, please
send a letter describing your qualifications/background, and
include at least two references that I can call, to 


A CARETAKER (can be a single person or couple) is needed in the
southwestern Berkshires. Responsibilities will include:
groundskeeping, horse care, and housekeeping. A separate
apartment or house will be provided. Experience and references
are required. For more details, please email 


LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM CARETAKER for a southwest Michigan
property. Housing and small stipend provided. Work is primarily
garden and yard work. Please send your resume or a letter to

NOW HIRING: Need a working couple with RV for a summer 2009
position. We are looking for a self motivated, people friendly
couple to be our resort hosts and cleaning team. This is a
campsite in trade for work arrangement; 30 hours of work (as a
couple) for site. Pay for more than 30 hours per week. RV site
includes water, sewer, 30/50 amp electric, cable TV, and wireless
Internet. Dates needed for work are from April 20 to October 1,
2009. Please mail your resume, contact information, letter of
personal info, and a recent picture of yourselves and RV to


WE ARE SEEKING a full-time caretaker to attend to a large family
residence on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Responsibilities will
include but not be limited to daily and seasonal cleaning,
laundering linens for the owners and guestrooms as well as formal
linens for entertainment and providing support services to
homeowners when drop in visitors arrive. Minor outside errands
will also be part of the work. Light cooking and/or gardening
skills preferred, however these will be minor responsibilities to
the position. Compensation is negotiable. Applicants must pass a
rigorous background check, have solid references and have a good
credit profile in order to be considered. Male or female
applicants are encouraged to apply. This posting is listed
directly by the homeowner. You must provide a work history or
resume and cover letter of interest in order to qualify for a
response. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

2009 SEASON COUNTY CAMPGROUND host position available. Are you
interested in work camping in Minnesota? Job requires 20-25 hours
a week. Job starts May 1 and ends after Labor Day. One person
needed for the office and cleaning and one for outside work. We
are a small county campground with 40 RV sites. No hard labor.
Applicants must have your own recreational vehicle. Job comes
with a full RV hook up site and a monthly $200 stipend to help
with other expenses. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Will need picture of you and your


PARK HOSTS are needed on a season-to-season basis at the
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Typical summer season runs from the
1st of March to the 1st of October. Park Host positions are
available at five campgrounds and three day-use areas. Host
duties vary depending on the season. The main function of a Park
Host is to provide services of hospitality to park guests. In
addition, Hosts are essential in allowing us to keep some parks
open by performing or assisting with certain operational duties.
To apply, please write to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


for a couple at a historical home in the beautiful Missouri
Ozarks, just north of Branson. Candidates must be physically fit,
able to use the stairs several times per day, and make repairs
and complete maintenance projects on the home. The caretaker will
also be responsible for lawn and landscaping duties. Must be
comfortable with public speaking in front of small groups (one -
50 people) while sharing the history of the homestead with
visitors. Qualified applicants must have excellent references and
be able to pass a drug screen, credit check, and background
check. Upon hire, the caretaker will be given a small,
utilities-paid apartment plus a small stipend. Please mail


REMOTE MONTANA MOUNTAIN RESORT seeks flexible, energetic,
friendly employees for the summer of 2009. Please visit our
employment page for the details at our website:

PRIVATE OWNER is looking for an honest, responsible couple to
manage a remote executive ranch, of approximately 3,500 acres.
Candidates must possess skills in the areas of administration,
guest services, farming, horses, and management/supervisory
functions. Candidate responses only - no job placement brokers.
Please respond with resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED in Gardnerville. Looking for single or couple
with a 5th wheel or travel trailer to act as caretakers on a five
acre horse property. Duties include feeding and watering,
cleaning pens etc. Have electrical hookup and water. No dump
station. Looking for long-term help. References required. For
more info, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are located on a 180 acre property in the
White Mountain region. We have a pretty view, in a fairly rural
area. There is much hiking, climbing, skiing, biking, canoeing,
etc. in the area. We participate in local community events. We
are a permaculture inspired operation that has the intention of
establishing a self-sustaining community. We strive to create the
facilities and enhance the landscape and biodiversity to provide
for the needs of the human inhabitants. Duties include forestry,
construction, cleaning, cooking, gardening (annuals, perennials,
herbs, greenhouse, orchard), making products, marketing, Farm
stand and alternative building. We also co-exist with chickens,
goats, oxen and bees. We request a minimum six week commitment.
We have a 500 volume library on sustainable practices, seven
years of experience with volunteers onsite, also prior farming
and alternative building experience, and a well travelled and
experienced staff. Apprentices will work alongside full-time
staff, learning how to perform farm tasks and the ideology behind
our methods. We provide three meals, take turns cooking dinner,
share cleaning responsibilities, meet weekly to discuss tasks,
live separately but work close together. Mostly vegetarian diet.
Must be enthusiastic about communal living and subsistent values.
Accommodations: tent platforms. Please contact

COUPLE or WOMAN SOUGHT to help elder on a beautiful, quiet, rural
southern New Hampshire (non-working) farm. Small attached
apartment provided in return for a caretaker role (mowing,
shoveling snowing, etc.) and caregiver role (companionship,
occasional driving, and moral support). Need someone who can be
home "on call", three - four hours a day, five days a
week, i.e. someone with an outside income or a part time job
only. Small stipend based on hours worked. Garage, storage,
washer/dryer and pellet stove. Pets OK. Background and security
check will be performed. Please be located within the region.
Please email a letter of interest and references to 


Philadelphia, needs help. There is a private apartment for an
individual or couple who are experienced at: carpentry, painting,
window repair, porch repair, grounds keeping, and routine
maintenance. Riverton is a small community located on the
Delaware River just minutes from downtown Philadelphia. There is
easy access to many amenities. The starting date is flexible and
this opportunity could lead to a long-term relationship. We are
open to discussion. We would like to learn more about you, your
needs, skills, ingenuity and humor. Must be alcohol/drug free. We
prefer a non-smoker. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a disabled male. He lives with his
parents in Wall, NJ in a large home by the beach. Duties include
helping him with his daily activities, bathroom duties, driving
for errands, cooking and some cleaning. Great pay and a good
family to work for. Must be legal, with a driver’s license
and speak good English. Please feel free to call John for details


SINGLE OR COUPLE CARETAKER(S) needed near Portales, NM. This is a
rural, quiet, safe, and secure area. Be 100% free of: smoking,
drugs, partying, pets, children, and problematic alcohol.
Compatible disabilities are OK. Moderate duties. You will have
plenty of time to pursue your interests. This is a rent-free
living opportunity. You pay for your utilities, phone, and
(satellite TV and satellite internet, if desired). Security and
electric deposit are required. No salary is involved. You must
have a reliable vehicle and adequate outside source of income.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details and skills needed
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. When calling us, it might be
necessary to put *82 in front of our phone number if your call
does not go through.

CARETAKERS WANTED. Looking for long-term caretakers, one to two
years to live-in and maintain my house in Albuquerque. This is
horse property with a big yard, two stalls and tack, in a nice,
quiet neighborhood. Possibly furnished. Available now (vacant).
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References are required.

SEEKING A MARRIED COUPLE to live and work on a ranch in
northeastern New Mexico. Wife must be skilled in housekeeping and
cleaning duties. Husband must be skilled in lawn, garden, and
general maintenance work. The positions include salary, housing,
health insurance, and work vehicle. To apply, please fax a resume
for each person to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A criminal background,
driving record, and drug testing will be required.  

NON-EMPLOYED RETIRED COUPLE wanted as volunteer recreation hosts
at Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
near Las Cruces, New Mexico. A furnished residence and stipend
are provided. A one year commitment is required. Please contact

ISOLATED, off-grid, free range organic goat cheese dairy, two
hours from Pie Town, New Mexico, seeks someone with one or more
of the following skills: handyperson, self starter who can work
with others, herdsperson, animal care, machine milk 80 does, and
a cheese maker – for pasteurized and raw commercial
production. Private accommodations/communal kitchen, all food
provided/wage with skills. Internships available. 28th
anniversary. Co-create sustainable Haven. Please contact


UPSTATE NEW YORK position available. Handyman skills required for
free rent: 10 hours/week; minutes to Niagara Falls and Lake
Ontario; available ASAP. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in a stunning, private, mountain
valley near Phoenicia, NY, is looking for seasonal residential
staff and volunteers to help run our retreat and conference
center [Available positions include: Front desk,
café/bookstore, kitchen, gardening, event production and
housekeeping]. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes west of
Woodstock, NY, and 2½ hours north of NYC - daily buses
connect Phoenicia to NYC. Working here is dynamic, inspiring, and
fun! We’re looking for friendly, hard-working,
self-motivated, enthusiastic people who are flexible, upbeat, and
have a desire to work for a worthy cause in a remarkable natural
setting. You’ll work with a small dedicated year-round
staff to host life-changing programs that range from Tibetan
Buddhism to Yoga, from Environmental Protection to Social
Justice. Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through
mid-November, 2009. Compensation for staff includes free room and
board plus a full-time weekly stipend. After work, staff can
enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool, meditation sanctuary,
yoga studio, and other facilities. Staff is also invited to
participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). For an application package, please

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED for the Hamptons. This is a live-in
position with lovely accommodations. Couple must have experience
with serving, cleaning, wonderful cooking, laundry and pressing.
This is an employer who has had their last couple for several
years. You must either have experience individually in a private
residence with long-term experience (you need to have a minimum
of three years experience) or as an actual domestic couple with
verifiable references. We are not looking for a handyman or an
outside person. This is also not a management job, but is truly a
housekeeping, domestic couple position. Must have proof of legal
work authorization and verifiable references. We will be
interviewing in New York City and in Riverhead, NY – so we
are looking to interview local domestic couples only. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(please include these words in the subject line: “Hamptons
Domestic Couple Position”) and then we can forward your
email message to the employer.

CHURCH CARETAKER needed part-time for a Schenectady Church. We
seek a resident caretaker to do 15 hours/week of work, in the
evenings and weekends. Compensation is an apartment on site.
Please email inquiries and resumes to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

community (see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Chop wood, haul water. Do
upkeep/repair/revisions, occasional help otherwise. Gardens,
orchard, honeybees, free time, regional opportunities. You are
excited about joyfully co-creating daily life with others.
Monthly stipend negotiated, long term preferred. Please send a
letter about yourself and intentions to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE RENT FREE in a quiet, beautiful, cottage
in upstate NY? Do you love dogs and cats? We have a lovely
private cottage for someone who makes a living out of home. We
travel and need a stable individual - one person without pets -
to be home during the day. Feeding AM and PM and a one hour dog
walk daily through countryside. Not a paid position- rent free
for animal care. Must have previous professional dog care
experience. Utilities in your name. Must have a car. No smokers
please. Vacation time included. Long term offer available
immediately. Only for applicants prepared to move without delay.
A great situation, a beautiful cottage, a warm environment. Photo
gallery for qualifying individuals. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please include these words
in the subject line: “for Upstate NY position”).

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a Rock Hill Estate. Searching for a
retired, reliable, capable couple for a beautiful, secluded,
private estate. Live in a new home. Electric, heat, air
conditioning, and cell phone will be provided. No monetary
compensation made. Duties would be: general maintenance of
property, overseeing lawn maintenance of ground, weed spraying,
driveway maintenance and snow removal. Cleaning main house
weekly, guest house and two apartments once a month or as needed,
if used, and miscellaneous duties. Please fax resumes to 

CARETAKERS WANTED for a small farm in the Upstate New York area.
Caretaking consists of dogs and horses; so you must love animals,
be structured and caring about their safety and comfort; and must
be fit and able to exercise the dogs on daily basis. It would be
very helpful if you are familiar with the care of horses.
Compensation is negotiable. Please email your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


beautiful place to live for several months in return for light
duties at our eco-lodge. We're north of Westport, in the
northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, surrounded by
conservation land, and can offer new self-contained private
accommodation with a stupendous view. Duties may include any and
all of the following: Housekeeping, light maintenance, vegetable
gardening, occasional reservations management, house/dog sitting.
Our ideal candidate(s) would be mature, friendly, flexible and
professional. Computer skills and good spoken and written English
are an advantage. You would need your own vehicle. This is ideal
for somebody working on a project (such as a dissertation, book,
or ?) who would enjoy a few structured hours of lodge work a
week. We are open to candidates who are available for shorter
periods but need the low season to be substantially covered. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR a retired couple without other obligations to be our
on-site Motel Managers. Will furnish a one bedroom apartment with
free electric, water, private phone line, laundry facilities,
computers and cable TV. Other compensations can be discussed with
the right people. A must is honest, clean people with no criminal
history. No drug users! No families or pets. To apply, please
mail resumes to Motel Management,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE WANT TO TAKE A TWO-WEEK VACATION beginning late February and
need a house/pet sitter for our home in the Cary area. We have
two cats, four ducks and deer who need feeding.  Live rent-free
in exchange. No kids. please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a management couple for a 30 unit motel and
c-store located in Wishek, ND. Experience is preferred. The base
pay will be $20,000 - $28,000, plus a large apartment, and also
possible bonuses for increased revenue. The right couple that
proves themselves as capable could also have the opportunity to
buy this motel on very favorable terms. This position requires
long hours and hard work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CLEVELAND COUPLE seeks a high-energy, live-out Housekeeper for
their large, luxurious home. They require someone who takes pride
in a job well done and has an eye for detail. They have no pets.
Occasional assistance with meal preparation is required. Other
household staff also employed. This is a fantastic opportunity
for someone who would like to work for one of the kindest
employers we have ever represented. This is truly a one-of-a-kind
couple whom you will love to work for. Salary to $40,000 plus
benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web


SEEKING a Motel Manager (a responsible individual or couple).
Salary and living quarters provided for full-time work.
Experience preferred. Full and part time positions available.
Please send resume or letter of interest to:


LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. We are 10 minutes
from Eugene on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. Minimum commitment
May 1 through September 30. Please mail your resumes to 

ONE CARETAKER NEEDED with skills and your own RV to live and work
on a beautiful level five acre home site, 12 miles north of
Corvallis. The place is quiet and has stunning sunrises and
sunsets. I'm looking for a single individual who is motivated,
strong, healthy, and doesn't have any health issues that would
prevent you from doing some aggressive digging, weeding, mowing,
pressure washing, etc. You pay your own electricity and a $38
monthly water bill. Light plumbing, electrical, carpentry skills
are a plus but not necessary. You should have tools and
experience with country living though. There is a fenced pasture
for a horse, goat, etc. and you may have a cat or possibly a dog
- depending. References required. Please call 

RANCHHAND/CARETAKER needed in Sams Valley, OR (near Medford, OR).
We are looking for someone to live here with your RV and spend
about one hour a day taking care of our horses for five days a
week more or less. For more details, please call

CATTLE RANCH JOB available in Warner Valley, Oregon. Some
experience required in the care and handling of cattle, fencing,
haying, and operating/maintaining equipment. Applicants must be
reliable and self motivated. Competitive wage plus a
three-bedroom house and utilities provided. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for an energetic retired couple to
manage a small retreat on Siltcoos Lake on the central Oregon
Coast near Florence. Couple will live rent free on-site.
Accommodations include phone, computer/internet, a one bedroom
house and appliances. Compensation: Housing only; potential to
earn from $1,500 to $4,500 for special projects assigned by the
director. Work will include light maintenance, grounds, and basic
cleaning for four small cottages and a boathouse. This position
will have a flexible start date. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail with a letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please check out our web site at


BEAUTIFUL PIKE COUNTY, Pennsylvania wildlife preserve has an
immediate need for full time husband and wife caretakers to
reside on and maintain an extensive property and a main
residence. Qualified couples will be skilled in mechanical
repair, carpentry and general maintenance of buildings and
grounds as well as forestry. The qualified couple will reside in
an idyllic environment and have the opportunity to care for and
protect a primitive and pristine natural area. Occasional cooking
for owners and guests as well as regular housekeeping at main
residence will also be required. This position offers excellent
compensation within the framework of an annual services contract
and will include the free use of a private caretaker residence on
the property. Other benefits include health insurance coverage
and free utilities. Applicants should currently reside in the
northeastern PA, southeastern NY or the northern NJ area. For
immediate consideration please email your application along with
personal and professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL TIME CARETAKER needed for a private fishing club in
northeast Pennsylvania. Qualified caretakers will reside on and
maintain an extensive property and be skilled in mechanical
repair, carpentry and general maintenance of buildings and
grounds as well as forestry. Occasional cooking for members and
guests as well as regular housekeeping will also be required.
This position offers excellent compensation within the framework
of an annual services contract and will include the free use of a
private caretaker residence on the property. Other benefits
include health insurance coverage and free utilities. For
immediate consideration, please mail your resume along with
personal and professional references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS and karma yogis wanted at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, PA.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). All skills and talents (yoga teachers,
massage therapists, marketing, bookkeeping and computer skills,
carpenters, handymen, etc.) welcome. It is a plus if you are
already a certified yoga teacher. Come practice ayurveda, yoga,
and meditation. Be the architect of a new healthy happy way for
humanity. No meat, smoking, drugs or alcohol. Please call


I NEED HELP with my weekly holiday rental business in Scotland.
My property is on a rural farm a half-hour from central
Edinburgh. It requires a part-time person to clean, maintain the
house and co-ordinate rentals. A cottage will be available for
you. Please email your resume/current situation to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for natural resource management work on
Thurmond Lake. Duties include: wildlife surveys for bald eagles,
waterfowl, deer, and quail, prescribed fire, managed deer and
turkey hunts, endangered species surveys, marking and cruising
timber, data collection and maintenance using GPS and GIS, and
water quality monitoring. The type of volunteer opportunities
available vary with the season. The work can be physically
demanding. Since much of the field work is done with Ranger
personnel, volunteers are needed mainly on weekdays during normal
business hours. Numerous hunting and fishing opportunities are
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE NEEDED for the summer of 2009. We have a small bed and
breakfast in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. We are
looking for a couple with an RV who can give us some help from
May through September of 2009. We need approximately 20 hours of
work each week, including some inside, some outside work. Help
includes cleaning three rooms, dusting, windows and floors, as
well as outside maintenance. Full days off for husband and wife,
together. If you need to supplement your income, there are many
employment opportunities nearby. We will provide a private
campsite for your RV with water, electricity, sewer and trash,
and wi-fi in the lodge. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at 


A LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a six to twelve month contract in
Montreaux, Switzerland Start immediately caring for a family of
four. A lovely, newly built, four story property requires general
handyman work, driving, assisting with the running of the
household along with housekeeping and cooking, and caretaking for
one month whilst the family travel over the Christmas period.
Salary is £700 per week. Must hold a clean driving
license’s, CRB checks and hold an EU passport or have Swiss
residency. To apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX HOST needed. We are currently looking for
volunteers to staff the area for summer recreation season 2009.
The position will require individuals to exchange money for
individuals entering the day use area. Cedar Creek is a well
known campground and day use recreation area on Old Hickory Lake
with a few small shelters, beach, sand volleyball court, and boat
ramp. Individuals selected for this position must be present
during operation hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as
three major holidays. The position runs from Memorial Day through
Labor Day and includes Independence Day. If you are interested in
this position or would like more information please respond to 


PARK HOST and maintenance help needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
starting in April and thereafter, for a six month term. We need a
volunteer (or a couple) to help with park maintenance including
painting, cutting trees (chainsaw), and carpentry. No cleaning of
restrooms is necessary. Volunteers work 20 hours each week and in
return, we offer a campsite with sewer hook-up, electric and
water hookups at no cost. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY in Abilene is hiring an on-site manager,
couple/team, to live on-site in a three bedroom home. Share
office/facility management responsibilities in exchange for rent
and utilities. This position is ideal for a stay-at-home parent
with a working spouse. Must be a self starter and good with
people. Sales or office experience is a plus. Please mail your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for a married
couple on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full
time caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there.
Handy husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook,
clean and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids,
smoking, drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and
modest salary. Please send qualifications, requirements and
references to Ranch, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to


Bryce Canyon National Park. The main building has six rooms and
there are four two bedroom cottages. The responsibilities would
include cooking breakfast for 12 people daily, keeping the common
area clean, all reservations, check-ins, managing housekeeping
and maintenance of the buildings. Included is a furnished, new,
one bedroom home. Salary is $2,000 per month with a bonus each
quarter. Need a couple who is outgoing, service oriented,
computer literate and able to do general repairs. The start date
is March 1, 2009. We need a two year commitment. Please email


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed for a private trout club in
Bridgewater, VT. This is a half-year position (mid-April through
October). Duties include: facilities’ maintenance, lawn
mowing, property maintenance, small repairs and upkeep, room
rentals and helping members. A salary plus free cabin and
utilities will be provided. To apply, please mail a letter with


Retreat on a private Lake/River. Restoring old buildings as well
as new lite construction. Market and subsistence gardens,
specialty crops, value added. Farm equipment maintenance. Modest
accommodations (as cabins are built). Good Livin'. Looking for
friendly, organic, ingenious folk to share my home and on site
herb/acupuncture/rental cabin biz. Please contact

HORSE FARM CARETAKER needed in Northern Virginia at the foothills
of the Shenandoah. The river and Appalachian Trail are only
minutes away. A new one bedroom apartment, furnished or
unfurnished, with expansive mountain views, is offered in
exchange for part-time help. Large regulation dressage arena on
property. Opportunity to ride, if qualified. Partial list of
duties: animal care, stall/barn cleaning, mowing, weed whacking,
and minor repairs. Candidate must have horse care experience
(preferably with foals), be able to lift heavy objects, and have
experience with farm tractors. Owner prefers a long-term
commitment. This is a great opportunity to live on a beautiful
country estate, convenient to Washington, DC. Outside income is
necessary. Please mail your resume with at least two horse care
references to “Property Owner”,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No smokers. Background check required.


FUN CARETAKER needed in Tenino (it’s near Olympia). We need
a skillful live-in caretaker for a small property of eight
houses. It is located on 17 acres on Highway 507 and is part of a
fun and friendly community. The work will involve regular
maintenance, occasional landscaping and gardening and repairs as
needed anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week depending on the
season. All this is offered in exchange for a free studio on the
property and all utilities paid. There is also a very large shop
full of machinery, gadgets and tools for someone with the desire
to work, play and create, whether in wood, metal or ceramics.
Main duties would be painting, repairing porches, mowing lawns,
groundskeeping, orchard upkeep and maintenance of diesel
tractors. Skill and experience in these areas is a plus and a
positive attitude is a bonus. In this community, we frequently
have cookouts, bonfires and get togethers, play games, make apple
cider and generally watch out for each other. On the property we
have many fruit trees plus places to have a private picnic by the
stream. There are also several fire pits where we enjoy bonfires
under the starry sky and an organic garden that needs some love.
It is a place where you have the space to roam and explore and
the desire to enjoy and improve. A place where you have privacy,
but where you also have friends. Successful application requires
a full background check, criminal history and credit check.
Indoor smoking and pets are not allowed. Satellite TV and high
speed internet are available, as well as extra storage for boats,
camper etc. We are looking forward to learn more about you, your
skills and ingenuity and your humor! Join us for an interesting
mixture of scenic location, natural setting and small community
living! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CAMP CARETAKER to act as camp host and perform general
maintenance duties at a campground on the shores of beautiful
Lake Roosevelt from June 13 through September 7, 2009. Pay is
$3,000 for the season. Free power and propane provided. Must have
your own lodging. Please send resume and letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Serious inquiries only, please.

AN ORGANIC FARMSTEAD offers room and partial board in Aberdeen,
WA for a full-time caretaker/handyperson/pet-sitter. Separate
small guest cottage with sleeping loft provided; shared kitchen,
bathroom and organic meals with main house. The ideal candidate
has organic gardening knowledge, a way and experience with
animals/livestock, is handy at fixing things and proactive with
problem solving, is excited about living simply and in community,
open, honest, a good communicator and has a healthy work ethic.
Unfortunately we have no room for more animals, nor are we open
to smokers, any addictions, drama or TV. A few hours of work per
day during the week and pet sitting is all we ask and help with
projects on Saturdays. As a part of the farmstead we all share in
the making and partaking of organic meals, basic household
beautification and upkeep, grounds upkeep, gardening, and
animal/livestock care. Position is available immediately, and we
have some flexibility with starting date. Would like to have
someone on board ASAP who's willing to make a 6-month to a year
commitment. Please email if you are seriously interested and
would like more information. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED HORSE PERSON needed to run a horse program and
caretake. We are looking for a person or persons to caretake the
retreat center and run the horse program here at the Snake River
Rendezvous near Clarkston, Washington. The job pays $1,000/month
plus free housing and utilities plus commission. We have no
smoking, no drinking and no drugs on site and no pets. Please go
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us. Your time will
be split between working horses and cleaning and maintaining the
site. Some cooking will also be required. Thanks for your
interest. We are in search of a very special person. Please email


May 1 through November 30, 2009 at Sutton Lake. Volunteers will
perform various light duty maintenance work to include: assist
with spring clean-up, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up,
painting, staining; light carpentry, mowing and maintaining
campground areas, conducting comment card surveys, pick up litter
throughout the project and debris along the shoreline; clean
grills; maintain bulletin boards; and other light maintenance
duties.  Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours per week
service in exchange for a free campsite with electric hookup.

CARETAKER WANTED at an Eco-Friendly Mountain Lodge/Campground in
the Mt. Storm, WV area. Details are at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please email your updated resume/references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This position is available immediately -
six months to years. A virtual tour of the Lodge/Campground is
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For questions, please call


FULL TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a young woman. To apply,
please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL needed to assist in management of a
six-cabin lakeside resort from mid-May to mid-October. Located
next to a scenic wilderness area famous for its pristine lakes
and old growth forest. Great canoeing, kayaking, hiking and
fishing. Duties include registration and care of guests and
cleaning and preparing cabins in-between guests. Approximately 20
hours per week in exchange for a private cabin and small stipend.
Opportunities for extra income depending on your handyman skills.


Semi-retired male, USA, seeks worldwide placements.
Interests: Sustainable living, transportation. Do all types
carpentry, plumbing, some electrical, barns, garages, small
bridges, rock work, landscaping. Build hand-hewn log cabins, set
up springs, passive solar, small hydro, wind, operate and repair
light and heavy equipment. Do layout and building of roads. Teach
and speak English, some German. Experience in clinical
psychology, college teaching, textiles, editing, proof reading.

Laguna Beach. Mature designer and pet lover from old
Laguna family seeks live-in pet/plant/house-care/designer
position near the beach. Quiet, capable, clean and kind
vegetarian with impeccable references. Please email

Goodhearted Handsome Gentleman, 47. Seeks a kind-hearted,
adorable, (animal/nature lover) to harmoniously share our dreams,
rural/wilderness caretaker lifestyle. Growing together as a
friendly, loving, experienced team. Please call

Writer/artist seeking caretaking or housesitting anywhere
in southern/southwestern U.S. or abroad. Extremely mobile, happy
in cities or middle of nowhere. I have great experience living
abroad. Non-smoker, no addictions, great with pets. Prefer warm
climates. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Canadian couple, late 50s, novelist/trained caregiver,
seeking longer-term pet/housesits. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hospitality is our passion! College-educated, responsible,
welcoming couple with over 25 years experience seeks a live-in
co-management position at a New England inn, B&B or retreat
center. Deane (56) has experience in a four diamond resort and a
30 bed rural retreat center and specializes in guest relations,
reservations, marketing, housekeeping, maintenance,
groundskeeping, website development, vendor coordination and
whole foods catering. Susannah (53) is an ordained minister with
an accounting degree. Her focus is office management,
fundraising, special event coordination and newsletter/email
communication. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Business Professional relocating to New Mexico is seeking
management and/or business position. Experienced and dedicated to
the efficiency and progress in business. References. Please call

Hardworking, business-minded, married couple from
Wisconsin seeking service/work positions in Marin County or San
Francisco. Experience includes landscaping, management of
gardens, orchards, woods and buildings; animal care, vegan
cooking, and massage therapy. Experienced with business and
financial management, and the maintenance of their 20 acre rural
property. Seeking one year commitment (or less) of satisfying
work and living situation. Key interest: continuing attention to
sustainable, compassionate way of living. Trustworthy,
nonsmokers, long-time meditators. Have transportation, arriving
California around May 1st, 2009. Resumes and references
available.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Retired engineer and wife are looking for a housesitting
opportunity in Central Texas, preferably in Austin. We are
looking to relocate from DFW to Austin, and would like to
experience living in the area before we settle. Not only are we
very flexible, we love animals and have experience housesitting
and good references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Educated; A.A.S. in landscape design and B.S. in biology.
Experienced; Born and raised on a cattle farm, two years in the
military. 20 years in business.  Talented; I can make or fix
almost anything from equipment to structures. Good with animals
and people. I am single, healthy, sober, non-smoking male, with
no pets, and no kids.  I require a salary equivalent to my worth.

Caretaker position wanted - long term. Married couple with
two older children. 25 years experience in building and
restoration. Knowledge of plumbing and electrical. Wife
maintained a meticulous home for over 20 years. Great
organizational skills. Can run your home proficiently. Please

A Mature Kiwi Couple available for your Super yacht, B
& B, Cottage or Stately home. Do you want us, we can look
after you/and or your property. Husband 30+ years experience
painter and decorator, Project Manager, gardener, boating and
fishing skills. Wife, housekeeper/cook, nanny/ office
experience/great organization and personable skills/
driver’s license. Require work for 2009. Quiet/discrete no
drugs or criminal convictions. Would need accommodation/wages
negotiable. NZ/EU passports. Any Location considered. Would like
to build a repore’ via email/phone. Please reply to email:

Housesitting and Property Care. Trustworthy, honest,
married man born and raised with farm and agricultural background
and work ethic. Lawn maintenance experience plus 10 years in
agriculture and lawn equipment sales. Mechanically inclined.
Southern Oklahoma and northern Texas area. Please contact

Position wanted as a pet sitter and household manager.
Vibrant, responsible, female, seeking employment with an
executive family or individual. Willing to relocate from the
Midwest U.S. for the right situation. Professional and energetic.
I possess impressive experience and longevity for maintaining
multiple formal and informal style residences. U.S. born with
current passport. Discretion and unparalleled service are my
priorities as well as dedication and a strong work ethic. Resume
and references available upon request. For more information
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Housesitter/Portland, Oregon: middle-aged woman in need of
much solitude, looking for a housesitting position; no money
asked for, only an exchange of needs. Experienced, with
references. Call: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional man seeks long-term housesitting in the
Sedona area. Cats, plants, light maintenance, okay. I have
excellent local references, and business owners. Please call

Ready for a warmer climate, preferably California, New
Mexico or Hawaii. Professional couple currently managing a 25
room Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Aspen, CO. Seeking a management
or caretaker position. Excellent references available. Salary and
living quarters required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or

Hudson Valley, NY - Established caretaker available to
absentee owners in the Hudson Valley. Ability to perform
daily/periodic property and building checks, as well as any other
security services needed, to ensure that owner's investment is
looked after in their absence. Excellent references available
upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if

Travel companion for seniors available – 30s female,
physical therapist. Experience as an assistant and travel
companion to seniors with mobility, sight, and hearing
impairments. Will travel domestically or abroad. Available after
5/1/09. Excellent references available. Please email

English Lady 35 is looking for house/flat sitting
assignment from start of February in the UK and beyond pls. I
have 'sat' for friends and can provide references. Please email

Couple seeking position in New England as Estate Managers.
Recently retired from a yachting career sailing on world cruising
yacht who’s influence has fueled our appreciation for
“five star” service. We are seeking an onshore life
style working with a seaside property that may also include
maintaining and running an inventory of sail/ motor vessels. Our
objective is to ensure that the property we are involved with is
in top form for family and guest visits. Responsibilities of the
position we are seeking include, but are not limited to:
Preparing the home for visits by Owners and their guests,
communicating with owners and family. coordinating all services
on the property including housekeeping, gardening, pool and spa
maintenance, utilities, and repairs, managing all assets and
systems on the property which could include boats and moorings,
attending to all general maintenance services including sweeping,
hosing, replenishing firewood, window washing, etc., hiring and
overseeing the work of all personnel on the property, monitoring
the budget, tracking payroll and reviewing invoices, inspecting
property at regular intervals, identifying potential problems,
and providing general security, keeping all automobiles clean,
full of gas and in good running order, assisting with special
projects, provisioning and basic cooking. Qualifications:
hospitality mindset, trustworthiness, attention to detail,
service oriented attitude, ability to foster and maintain high
morale, working knowledge general house hold utilities and
machinery, professional demeanor, discretion, excellent judgment,
willingness to learn and ask for assistance, willingness to work
on any project, proficient computer skills – Word, Excel
and QuickBooks-Internet, and social adeptness. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if the above description applies to your

Highly Capable, Conscientious, Mature Couple with
impeccable references seeks caretaking house-sitting/estate
management situation. Kevin is a fabulous cook, excellent driver,
and master electrician with tools. Carrie is hospitality
professional, business manager, with superior communication
skills, and retired teacher. We are healthy, non-smokers, quick
studies, eager to learn and love children, animals and plants. We
prefer a stable position for at least one to two years, but will
consider longer or shorter for the right match, which will be
with those who value integrity, self-motivation, flexibility,
service orientation, resourcefulness, discretion and a light
hearted yet responsible attitude. Please call

Mature Couple looking for permanent caretaking position.
He has 30 years of construction experience including plumbing and
electrical. She has house cleaning experience and excellent
organizational and computer skills. We are flexible about
location (prefer warm climate). Honest, hardworking, non-smoking.
Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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