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NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 164th ISSUE! (206) 462-1818  www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                   Volume 28, Number 2

March/April 2010                ISSN 1074-3642          


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 39 states
and 18 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Dennis Manz – Property caretaker specializing in remote and
challenging environments 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette


received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced


I NEED A HOUSESITTER and animal caretaker for the months of June
to August for my home and animals outside of Selma. I have ten
acres. I will need to show and teach the housesitter how to feed
and care for my animals. The housesitter must be an animal lover
to care for my horses, dogs, and cats. The horses do not need
exercising or brushing. For more details, please email


ALASKAN WILDERNESS NANNY/Housekeeper needed. Nanny and
housekeeper needed for a wilderness Alaskan residence. Private
yurt, along with full room and board provided. This is a remote
location; fly-in only, limited email and phone service available,
near the base of Denali. Our daughter is two-years-old and needs
daytime care only. A full description of duties will be sent on
reply. Prefer a single woman but may consider an older couple if
qualifications match. No smokers, drugs and social drinkers only.
Applicants must pass a background check. Please email

AN ALASKA FISHING LODGE is looking for a mature, married couple
with their own RV to work as camp hosts. The season is from May
20 to September 15, 2010. Duties include greeting and checking in
and out of cabins; maid service once a week each cabin; weighing
in and hanging fish at end of fishing charters; watering hanging
baskets and flower beds in front of cabins; preparing and
grilling weekly barbeques; posting daily fishing schedules on
office reader board for cabin guests; and some light maintenance
and grounds keeping around cabins. Cabins are 10 minutes from
town. You will receive an RV space near the river with sewer,
water, and electric hook-ups. Part of compensation is fishing
charters aboard world class fishing vessels with professional
guides. Small salary available along with space and fishing
perks. This is definitely an adventure for a couple who enjoys
people, who don't mind hard work, and who wants to experience
Alaska. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

HAVE THE ADVENTURE of a lifetime in Alaska. Volunteer
Opportunities available in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 60 host
positions statewide with free campsite, stipend, training and
more. Season is May to September with a minimum six week
commitment. Please contact the volunteer coordinator by phone at
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


MINI-FARM CARETAKER wanted long term to help with quiet,
solar-powered homestead near Tucson. Duties include caring for
and milking goats, tending poultry and parrot, watering plants,
irrigation repair, helping in organic vegetable garden, and
projects. Duties shared with owners except when vacationing.
Applicant should be financially secure, handy, conservation
minded and willing to live simply. A separate one room furnished
guest room with cooking and sink area and a separate bathroom
(with composting toilet) is provided. Trade rent plus extras for
work. Enjoy sustainable living in beautiful Sonoran desert.
Nonsmoker, no fragrances. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A FULL-TIME CARETAKER is needed for a ranch in the Red Rock area,
between Phoenix and Tucson. Caretaker will need a valid
driver’s license. To apply, please mail your resume to

WINTER GUEST RANCH in Arizona is seeking a mature, professional
couple for the position of ranch managers, and the qualified
couple must have experience in all facets of successful
management. We emphasize horseback riding, traditional southwest
ranch experiences, along with strong guest and staff relations.
The couple must be able to competently handle any office and
accounting needs, marketing, guest reservations, plus
coordinating  ranch needs and activities with the ranch foreman,
kitchen and housekeeping staff. Please mail resumes to

TRAVEL-TRAILER, RV, ETC. SPACE available on a small ranch in
southeastern Arizona, about 50 miles from Tucson, in exchange for
minimal caretaking. Utilities provided. We are looking for
someone who likes country living, organic gardening, animals,
etc. Facilities are available for your own horse(s) and pets.
Miles and miles of state land to ride and hike in. We are looking
for a caretaker who is a non-smoker, has no drug use, and minimal
alcohol use. A retired person or couple with outside income is
preferred. There is no salary provided. For more details and
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at his


Hi Gary, just want to say thank you for the profiles you
highlight.  I really enjoyed the one on Melissa in your last
issue. It's given me a blue print. The reading is entertaining
and it inspires me to expand my dreaming.  Happy holidays to you
and your family.     Much health and peace, P. L., Las Vegas, NV

Hi Patti, glad to hear that you enjoy the Caretaker Profiles.
Many of our subscribers tell us that the Profiles are one of
their favorite things about the Gazette. It's great to hear that
Melissa's profile has given you a blue print to pursue your own
caretaking or housesitting position. I always tell our
subscribers not to give up if they haven't found the position of
their dreams - sometimes it can take awhile. We have some tips
for prospective housesitters and caretakers on our blog at

Hello, thanks to your Caretaker Gazette I found a wonderful job
in New York. Happy Holidays to you. Can you please put my
subscription on hold until I'm ready to look for a new position?
Thank you again. Your services were outstanding. Regards, D. C.
Benicia CA

Hello Donna, congratulations on finding a wonderful
housesitting/property caretaking position through the Gazette. As
we do with many of our subscribers who have taken a position and
are not currently looking for a new one, we will put your
subscription on hold - just let us know when you would like to
restart it. Hope your holidays were great. All the best to you in
the New Year.

Dear Gary, Happy New Year! You may or may not recall that you and
I spoke about an indefinite caretaking position in Europe a few
months back (June). I called and asked you questions about the
safety of jobs, etc., as I have a 12-year-old. We are here in
Ireland for the month housesitting so you set my mind at ease
enough that we did grab this opportunity and it has been an
incredibly wonderful month spent. I hope this finds you and your
family healthy and happy. T. D. Camden, ME

Dear Teresa, Happy New Year to you too. I do remember talking
to you about caretaking in Europe. I'm glad that I was able to
help you with your questions and that you made the decision to
take the housesitting position in Ireland. I'm sure it's been an
incredible experience for you and your child. 

Wow, were you ever correct when you said I would get a response
to my cat/housesitting ad!  I came home from a few days away to
find nearly 40 emails and several letters in response - I haven't
even gotten my copy of The Caretaker Gazette yet so it came as a
wonderful surprise.  And, honestly, how do you ever even choose?
They all (or most all) sound absolutely great and the kind of
people you would like to know and have in your home. Thank you;
thank you for providing such a terrific service. N. M. Cedar Key,

Nancy, more and more property owners, like you, tell us that
they have found their best housesitters by advertising in the
Gazette. Please keep us in mind the next time you’ll need a
cat/housesitter for your place.

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

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

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GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a vacation property in the Ouachita
National Forest (Arkansas) from mid-April to mid-October 2010.
Maintain a small organic garden, flower beds and fruit trees;
light property maintenance; care for and milk small cow and
vacation home housekeeping in exchange for a furnished 650 sq.
ft. cottage, free long distance, DSL internet, $200/month stipend
and a share of the food and milk you produce. This peaceful
property includes two streams on seven wooded acres. Located two
miles from a beautiful lake; 25 miles west of Hot Springs. Please


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from July 6 until July 30, 2010 in the
Mindarie area of Perth. We are looking for non-smokers to look
after our home and two spoilt cats. For more details please call

CARETAKER REQUIRED for maintenance and light farm duties in
exchange for an air-conditioned four bedroom home close to town
in the Coolah district of New South Wales. Please reply in
writing with references to The Manager,

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed in Gilgandra. Would be suitable for a
semi-retired person for this farming property. An air-conditioned
house will be provided. Please reply to

RESIDENT CARETAKER POSITION available. A couple is required for a
23-story apartment block in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Must
have experience in reception and maintenance of the building,
with good communication skills. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

suitable for a couple, either retired or semi-retired to take
care of light duties on our holiday retreat at Upper Colo Road.
Free accommodation provided, furnished or unfurnished. Please
mail written applications to: Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUILDING CARETAKER/SUPERVISOR needed. An exciting opportunity
exists for the right person to become the building
caretaker/supervisor in one of the iconic buildings in Surfers
Paradise. This property is located opposite the beachfront and
has extensive grounds and resort facilities. The property is
approximately 50% holiday letting apartments, and these are
managed by an onsite management company. The position will be
responsible for the day to day management and maintenance of the
building, and is both a hands-on and supervisory role. Important
parts of this job include the co-ordination of a team of
specialist sub-contractors as well as working closely with the
letting agent to ensure that these first class facilities are
maintained and provided for all owners, residents and guests. The
Executive Committee of the body corporate is seeking applications
from suitably qualified and experienced people to fill this role.
We ideally seek a person with a minimum of five years experience
in a similar role, or a person currently working as an assistant
to Building Caretaker or similar, and ready for the challenge of
stepping up to the next level. Applicants must have, or be
willing to obtain a "Blue Card". This is a permanent
position, subject to a probationary period, and an attractive
salary paid commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Written applications, including references, should be directed
to: Caretaker/Supervisor Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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


will be fielding seven crews of young men and women (18 to 26
years old), to spend 5½ months building and maintaining
trails in Wilderness areas throughout California’s State
& National Parks and National Forests. We provide
participants with intense challenges on a daily basis from
grueling labor and long hikes at high altitudes carrying heavy
packs, to the spartan living conditions far from the luxuries and
conveniences of modern life, to the dynamic social situation of a
small crew of highly diverse people in an isolated setting. Crew
members who complete a Backcountry season consistently describe
the experience as both a grand adventure and a great
accomplishment in their life. Job duties include trails
maintenance of drainage systems and tread, clearance of brush,
fallen logs, boulders and other debris, etc.; repair and
construction of drainage and erosion control structures; and,
repair and re-vegetation of damaged sites and restoration of
habitat values. High levels of drive, self discipline and
emotional maturity are essential. Salary is $1,387/month minus a
$325 commissary fee for food. Successful completion of 900 hours
of service work earns a $2,362 education award upon completion of
the season. If you find yourself interested in applying for this
unique opportunity you should contact us via our website at

AN ONSITE APARTMENT MANAGER is wanted for a convenient and
well-maintained 46 unit apartment complex in Orange, CA. We are
looking for a responsible and stable mature couple with no pets.
Potential candidates must communicate well and be able to
interact with all types of individuals. This individual must also
be organized and hardworking. Benefits include a base salary of
$1,000/month plus a rent free two bedroom townhouse unit on the
premises. The Apartment Manager also does not pay gas or water
bills for the townhouse unit. There is a Pool, Jacuzzi, and
Recreation Room on site. To apply, please fax your resume to

ASSISTANT MANAGER needed for a remote Mojave Desert California
organic vegetarian healthy living ranch. Looking for a spiritual
person practicing meditation, yoga with gardening experience to
supervise students, animal care, and irrigation. Vegetarian
cooking skills a plus. Benefits are a small salary, travel
trailer with electricity, all meals, internet, five work days a

FREE RENT in a one bedroom mobile home on our homestead in
exchange for light duties. Located in remote northern
California's beautiful Trinity County. This is ideal for a
retired couple or lady who likes the country. Please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the beautiful redwoods of Northern
California is looking for a general handyman to look after 120
acres of buildings, water systems, conference center, and housing
for volunteers and retreat guests. A person with good skills, a
great work ethic and a genial attitude would be ideal. We are
also looking for a housekeeper to help with the general cleaning
of the lodge, conference center and guest cottages, may also have
time to help with kitchen prep or gardening. An ideal candidate
would have a good eye for detail, be self directed and be able
get along well with others. This would be a great situation for a
couple looking for a beautiful place to live work and learn in a
supportive community with a sense of purpose and service. An
interest in Buddhism is important. We offer room, board, classes
and a small stipend in exchange for your time and energy. For
more information, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please contact us at

TRAILER SPACE available in exchange for caretaking on my 12 acre
horse ranch in Gilroy. This will be a rent exchange for work as a
caretaker on the ranch (10 hours/week, days and times are
flexible). Work will include maintenance of the ranch facilities,
ranch projects, some horse care, feeding, and cleaning. Horse,
ranch, and maintenance experience preferred. This is suitable for
one to two people only. No Dogs. Horse boarding is available. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED COUPLE wanted to manage 23 units in Garden Grove. You
will need proven experience in like size building management. We
are looking for a couple with top skills in leasing, bookkeeping,
turnovers, general maintenance, grounds keeping. You will need
your own tools and truck. Must live on site. No pets. Looking for
a self-starter with attention to detail, good follow through, and
being honest and hardworking. To apply, please fax both resumes

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I own a beautiful, historic piece
of land in the California Sierras with stone outcroppings, access
to wilderness trails, local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to
grow just about anything organic. I’m a student of Bowen
Therapy and herbology with an interest in horses and animal
health. Help with training my Spanish Mustangs, i.e., could do a
carriage tour business through the local wineries or start a
handicapped riding program; bucking hay, and firewood along with
assistance in natural healing therapies and physical transfers
for my handicapped son would be very welcome. I’m looking
to connect with other people who appreciate a positive lifestyle
involving live foods and natural healing. It would be wonderful
to even meet a partner who brings experience and knowledge to the
table. Participate in a healing miracle… Exuberantly!! I
do have a county permitted trailer space with full hookups and/or
a bedroom or two as my home is very large with an ozonated hot
tub on the deck with a cold plunge right next to it. Want to help
build a lap pool? There’s a National Champion black walnut
tree, winter creek, organic garden, old barn, pastures and the
Cosumnes Rivers nearby. Possibly trade ranches with someone in
the Appalachians? If anyone is interested or knows of someone who
may want to share an existence in this magical area, please

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN MANAGER or couple who knows how to do some
basic plumbing and general fixing and maintenance of a 17 unit
apartment building in Glendale. Owner will provide a rent free
two bedroom apartment. The building is located in a quiet
neighborhood. To apply, please email 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Watsonville can use some help. We
are about paradigm shift on every level, primarily spiritual, but
also mental, emotional, physical and sensual. Here we move from
me to we, from the present to the eternal, from the ego mind to
the "source". Being nourished by plants, the forest,
gardens, meaningful works, love, respect, creativity and one
another, we ascend, and effortlessly evolve and transform into
our natural state of peace, joy and surrender to the mystery of
it all. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an experiment in
discovering the keys to co-creation with nature, living lightly
on the land, while utilizing tools and materials which can help
us reduce dependence on petrol and industry. There is a long way
to go! But we are now nearly 100% solar powered, and even heat
our hot tub with wood and sunshine. We mill local logs for
lumber, and build small and simple structures for housing
ourselves. We have a functional and funky outdoor kitchen in a
large greenhouse, there is a small library, a sweet fire circle
for evening gatherings, an unfinished cabin/dorm, sewing machine,
guitars, and drums. We are in need of folks willing to lend a
hand in the garden redesigning and terracing, as well as those
wishing to learn some construction skills and increase this
knowledge. We like folks to work 25 - 30 hours a week, but some
of this will be meeting and food prep time, and the work is
generally fun and easy. Future projects include several tree
houses, suspension bridges, platforms and maybe a zipline or two.
Please bring a sleeping bag, foam pad, water bottle, shoes,
gloves, LED headlamp, towel, and instruments and don’t
forget your toothbrush and big smiles! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details. Peace!


PRIVATE CHEF/MANAGER POSITION available. A 118-year-old private
club located on Tondern Island, Lake Muskoka, Ontario, is in need
of a seasonal Club Chef/Manager. Club houses members and their
invited guests of up to 28 people per week. The Manager/Chef is
responsible for all elements of the day-to-day operations of the
club, including but not limited to: high-quality food production
on a daily basis, food ordering, staff hiring and management,
payroll, general cleanliness and upkeep of the building and
grounds, and communication with various Sharon Club board
members. When guests are at the club, the Manager/Chef can expect
to work from 7:00am – 9:00pm, with a mid-day break for food
ordering, billing, and other managerial tasks. The position runs
from mid-June to mid-September, with very few days off during the
busiest times. Salary negotiable plus tips. Manager’s cabin
on site included. Couples acceptable. Please send your resume by
email to Ron Rice, Board Member and Director of Operations at

CANADIAN RV CAMP HOST POSITION is available this summer. The
Campground Host position is at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Alberta for July and August 2010.
Free RV camping with power provided. This is a volunteer position
and some pay is available for housekeeping as required. Guest
supervision and tourist info required. Please visit our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and to apply for
this position.

SUPERINTENDENT COUPLE needed in North York, within walking
distance to the Don Mills subway station. We are currently
looking for a couple to fill a Superintendent position for a
residential building of 290 apartments. Experience is required.
You will receive a two or three bedroom apartment, competitive
salary, benefits, etc. Your duties will include, but are not
limited to, cleaning, maintenance, garbage removal, unit
inspections, showing apartments and assisting tenants. Please fax
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NOVA SCOTIA - Environmental community now forming, offering three
to five acre home sites on a 250 acre private wildlife preserve
(deer/bear/forest/river), only 15 minutes to charming coastal
town and Atlantic Ocean. Garden Zone 6 - commercial peach
orchards one hour north! Along the beautiful Lighthouse Route,
one hour to Maine ferry, two hours to Halifax International
Airport. Financing available. Please contact


COUPLE DESIRED for part-time, on-site management of an apartment
project. Experience preferred, but not required. Duties to
include apartment showings, building maintenance
(cleaning/picking up grounds/small repair jobs), Tenant
management, some paperwork. Must have good employer and personal
references. Must be presentable, organized and have great people
skills. Please mail resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on beautiful Blue Mesa
Reservoir near Gunnison has RV openings from mid-May through
mid-September. Duties would include: reservations and convenience
store, cleaning cabins and restrooms, light maintenance, and
gardening. Full RV hookup space, plus salary and other perks
available. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
then to apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUSY AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESSMAN searching for live-in domestic
couple for his condo in Denver. Owner's children are grown and
are no longer living at home but visit occasionally and he has a
pet Golden Retriever. Job description: Live-in domestic couple
needed as cook/housekeeper/light maintenance. Must be
professional, pleasant, hardworking, clean, reliable, honest and
flexible. Job duties: grocery shopping, cooking - menu planning
and food preparation, general household cleaning, laundry,
ironing, minor household repairs, taking care of dog, and
maintaining household supplies. Couple not allowed to bring
children or pets. Owner has 2nd home in Aspen and couple must be
able to travel to this property when needed. Salary based upon
experience and negotiable. Benefits: health insurance,
vacation/sick time and vehicle will be considered. Please reply


HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER needed in the Stamford area from May 20
through September 1, 2010. I am looking for someone to look after
our house and three dogs while we are away. You need to be a
dog-lover and have experience looking after them. Must have your
own vehicle and driver’s license. Please provide references
we can contact. For more details, please email


I NEED A PERSON who loves animals and nature to help out in my
B&B located on three acres of a heavenly fruit farm, 10
minutes from the lovely town of Heredia, and 20 minutes from the
not so lovely San Jose. I’m looking for a friendly, mature
person or couple who would be able to help out where necessary.
You must sleep on the property. Free accommodation, including
electric, water, trash pick-up, and high-speed Internet in return
for help with the animals, and some light morning housework,
three times per week. I am not able to provide a US type salary
– I can only pay $200 per month for food, etc. Free time is
negotiable, but I do not want tourists who are off traveling and
leaving the property for extended periods of time. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Girne, North Cyprus. Situated on the north
coast of Cyprus, Girne is an idyllic Mediterranean town with
miles of natural beaches, a calm sea, and a mild climate. We live
in a flat in Girne with two cats which will need to be looked
after. We are close to the city and bus station, and to the sea.
For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED. Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, we need you.  You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
experience. We have a project to help the impoverished community
of Muñoz. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located within
this community, so if we improve the life of these people, we
improve our own neighborhood. We need volunteers of all ages and
there are no specific qualifications required. You will be
greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and Haitian
community. Your schedule will be flexible and there are many
different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most popular
service we can bring to these people. Once the communication
barrier is lifted, then there is no limit to the progress that
volunteers can achieve. Volunteers will also be able to find work
in tourism. Playa Dorada (14 hotels) and Costa Dorada (two
hotels) are just across the street from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with golf course, shopping centers,
tour operators, etc. Please visit:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEKEEPER needed near Totnes, Devon UK. A capable, energetic
and experienced Housekeeper is sought for a stunning country
house. If you have high standards and like to be busy, this is
the perfect post. There is a two bedroom accommodation on the
grounds available for the Housekeeper. This is not a couples
post. This is a permanent position but applications for
immediate, temporary employment are invited. Please apply in

TWO FULL-TIME live-in caretakers sought to help look after a very
elderly couple (101 and 93) in own home in the Kent countryside.
Should be willing to care, cook, drive, clean and work with
others. 10-hour day, preferably six days a week. Timeframe
indefinite. Nursing skills or previous caring experience useful.
Pay in parity with care-agency rates. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDENER REQUIRED for a family owned estate in
Invernesshire. Individuals or couples may apply for these two
positions. Cottages and good salaries are available to the
successful applicants. Please apply in writing to:


HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/SERVER? I need an individual for a full-time
live-in position 10 - 12 months per year. Person will spend five
to six months in Florida and five to six months in Rhode Island.
Individual will work with other people in both locations. Person
needs to be extremely flexible, highly dependable, detailed, and
motivated. Non-smoker, no drugs. Background check required and
you will need to provide verifiable references. Please forward
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Detailed job
description will be sent upon reply.


MANAGER NEEDED for a mobile home park in Pensacola. Free mobile
home is a perk. Property management experience is preferred.
Clean criminal record required. Applicants must pass a full
background check. This is a perfect opportunity for a couple. In
addition to the free home, the monthly compensation will average
$800 with an average work load of about 20 hours per week.
Applicants must be computer literate. Please fax your resume to

FREE APARTMENT AVAILABLE for a Farm Caretaker in Hardee County.
Caretaker needed for small farm to help with animal care,
housework, driving and personal care for the owner. This is an
animal friendly location. Will provide an apartment with free
water and electric plus $50 weekly. Must have own reliable car
and separate source of income. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and interview. 

large Miami Beach home. Year-round, live-in accommodation
provided. Owners will be there 70 – 90 days per year.
Duties include: 1) Maintenance of house and grounds, 2)
Housekeeping, laundry, cooking and driving when owners and family
are there, 3) Maintain a presence in the house during
owner’s absence. Please email your resume and references to

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for housekeeping/general maintenance/ dog
care of a large household and able to handle our busy family
schedule in Jupiter, FL. Must have experience and references.
Compensation includes salary, and separate living quarters with
all living expenses paid. Must possess a valid Florida
driver’s license and have your own vehicle. Please fax your
resume with references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PALM BEACH FAMILY seeks a professionally trained hands-on
Household Manager for their 6,500 sq ft home. They seek someone
who can see what needs to be accomplished and do it without
supervision. Responsibilities include housecleaning, preparing
meals, shopping, running errands, light entertaining, etc. Salary
to $70,000 (commensurate with training/abilities) plus benefits
and a private apartment. To apply, please contact


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Normandy. We have around 15 cows, 40 sheep,
20 chickens, four dogs, two horses, several rabbits, guinea pigs,
and occasionally pigs and fowl. We are looking for a couple who
have a lot of animal experience ... our cows are non-milkers! ...
who are capable and interested in farm sitting our small holding.
Do these types of people exist? If so please email

WANTED: A couple to live at our beautiful Chateau in Normandy.
Need experience with mowing and tractors. Security and keeping
our park tidy is a priority. We have a dog and 10 chickens to
feed also. We need someone for three to four months through May.
References are essential. There will be an opportunity to discuss
a longer term position if the fit is right. If you are looking
for a beautiful environment to stay we think you will love our
chateau. The chateau is not isolated but has its own privacy.
There is a village only 2km away with all facilities. We are 25km
from the city of Rouen. Please reply to


LITTLE FARM OUTSIDE OF HILO on three acres needs an experienced
couple willing to be there when I am not and establish a new
little farm near Pahoa. Serious inquiries only since this will be
an unpaid position but I will be looking for a one year
commitment to start with a contract between us. A vehicle will be
provided to share (small truck) in exchange for simple lifestyle
in your own, new structure of your choice -- I will build it for
you, probably a yurt or similar "instant" small house
up on a platform walking distance to the farm/gardens. Small
operation already begun by the previous owners. We'll need to
keep things cleaned up and weed wacked, and plant new veggies,
feed chickens. Vegetarians only please on site (go to town for a
burger when you want!). Respond with resume, experience and
references. I am a single man needing help! Position begins in
March, 2010 or as soon as I can find the helpers. Please write to
PAHOA. Mahalo Nui Loa! Lava zone 3! (If you know what that means,
you pass the first test...!).

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Ocean View, Hawaii. The caretaker
will get to live in a small cottage with no expenses in exchange
for yurt vacation property maintenance. The property owner is
based in California. The property owner will pay for electric,
satellite TV, water, and the internet. Looking for a capable
single or couple without children to maintain the property, and
handle vacationers coming and going. Duties will be mostly
watering the plants when it is not raining, possibly trimming
trees, and adding flowerbeds. People come and go here for
vacations, so the caretaker should have a computer so you can
book vacationers. Will also need to clean the yurts, launder
linens, and fill water jugs. Should also have a vehicle. Our
website is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more. Please
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details, and we
will get back to you. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for our organic farm in exchange
for stay on a Kulanakii farm. Stay in magical Ninole on a five
acre, organic Awa farm in exchange for five hours work per day,
with weekends off if staying one week or more. Must provide your
own transportation (we will provide you with food). You can
hitchhike to the road and walk up. If driving, a four wheel drive
is best for the road here. You will need camping equipment (tent,
bedding and cooking gear.) A tool shed, with cold water shower,
is available for shelter. Must be a vegetarian on our property -
no meat, fish, chicken or eggs. The farm is situated on 100 acres
of virgin land, 2½ miles from the highway, at the end of
an old cane road which is paved at the beginning and then gravel.
It has panoramic views of the ocean and the peaks of Mauna Kea.
There are forests, fresh water drinking springs, streams, and
waterfalls. The land borders a bird sanctuary and if you hike you
will find ancient Koa trees and campsites from the 1800's with
100 foot waterfalls. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Ocean View on the Big Island.
This is a barter position. In exchange for you living on our
property and being our 'eyes and ears' while we are away, we will
provide free lodging and all the other amenities that guests
enjoy (wi-fi, communal kitchen, a large private spot, and much
more). If you are interested in this position, please review our
website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to make sure you would
enjoy the experience. Please contact us through the website
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) for a more detailed position
description and application. Looking to fill the next position
for 2010. Don't delay as it's a special and wonderful opportunity
for the right person or couple. Responsible, mature, and honest
applicants only - we will screen applicants and ask for
references. This will be a great experience for a green resume
and we are also open to restructuring it to fit into a green
internship program!


VOLUNTEERS needed in Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. The
projects goal is to establish platforms for recreational use of
the local surroundings in a suburban area in Reykjavik. Also to
increase the outdoor use and improve the healthy lifestyle of the
inhabitants. The construction and establishments is made through
participation of local people and of volunteers. There is a
strong aspect of learning during the working process and of the
social importance of the work. The concept is to use Icelandic,
natural and local material for the landscaping and the interior,
i.e. turf, soil, rocks and wood. The work will bring together the
locals, the young and grown-ups with the participating groups for
a cultural exchange and learning. Volunteers will receive lessons
in turf cutting and turf-walling, which is a traditional
Icelandic craft and then produce turf material and at one point
build a turf wall. Another task will be to prepare landscape work
as well as doing some of the landscape work with the local
materials, ideas will be put forth but volunteers will have some
say in how the constructions will look in the future. Preparing
the soil and laying a recreational path in a forest area.
Volunteers will also spend some time with local youngsters in
making a sculpture from the forest wood. Volunteers will stay at
local house located in the heart of Reykjavík and will be
sleeping in bunk beds in the house. Please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at


A CHICAGO FAMILY seeks a live-in Housekeeper for their 10,000 sq.
ft. home. They need a meticulous, self-motivated individual who
never needs to be told twice to do anything for their household
of three children and two dogs. Experience and knowledge in
caring for fine items (marble, antiques, silver, etc.) required.
The salary is up to $50,000 plus benefits and private room and
bath. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE needed for a campground caretaker/ maintenance
position live-in situation. This position would be ideal for a
couple. Residence will be provided with utilities, plus salary.
Please mail your resume to Campground Caretaker Position,


WE ARE LOOKING FOR a friendly couple to help us manage our 89 lot
family park on the west side of Indianapolis. These positions
consist of office and maintenance help on a part time basis at
this time. Pay for these part-time positions is in the form of
free living in our two bedroom, one bath cottage (not a mobile
home). We also have a full time maintenance staff. All utilities
and Comcast cable provided. Later next year these positions will
become full time with salary for the right couple. For the office
position, computer, phone, and people skills are a must. For the
maintenance position, plumbing, electrical, sewer, and general
handy-man skills are a must, with the desire to fix things right.
Applicants must be drug free. Please send resumes to 


PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE for a Resident Manager Couple to
manage 50 one bedroom apartments in Knoxville, IA. Maintenance
and bookkeeping skills required. Excellent salary and benefits
provided, plus a one bedroom apartment. Please fax your resume to


HOUSE SWAP our three bedroom bungalow for your place. We are near
busy Galway city in the beautiful west of Ireland, overlooking
fields on one side, just three minutes drive into the action of
the city or sit in my large garden relaxing in a quiet suburb. We
can do a pet swap too - my little two-year-old rescue dog is
adorable, loves company, loves walks. He may want to sleep in a
bedroom with you or if you have children as he adores them, but,
there is no need to feel obliged as he does have a bed in my
kitchen. We have one five-year-old cat, which sleeps a lot. We
can have animals boarded if you prefer. Oil heating is available
for cooler days. My husband and I work from home, so we are
flexible on the house swap dates. Let’s talk, as they say.
We can email pictures of our home to you. Please email


I NEED A HOUSESITTER long-term for my home in Tuscany. I
discovered two months ago that next year I will have two
beautiful babies. I have been alone most of the time and I need
help in the house and with my pets and/or my babies. I know that
is not easy, that's the reason I'm looking for someone who has
experience with babies, and or with the pet care (dogs and cats)
and would like to seriously help me. I have an old house,
remodeled, up a sweet hill in Tuscany, between Montecatini Terme
and Lucca, in the Montecarlo area, between olive trees and a
vineyard. We have some pets, which live outside. The house is
actually composed of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large lounge,
and a fully equipped kitchen. Another side of the house will be
restored soon, and will be a complete part of the garden. There
are beautiful views here with a wonderful view terrace in the
front and a garden with fruits trees. Please let me know if you
could be interested and please don't hesitate to contact me if
you have any other question or if you need any other details. I
cannot offer any pay. I will offer hospitality, and I will be
grateful to everybody who would like to do it with love, enjoying
the Tuscan lifestyle. I look forward to hearing from you. Please


PRIVATE ESTATE PROPERTY and building manager position. This is a
unique and rewarding full time, year round career position. We
are looking for a seasoned professional with a unique blend of
building experience of custom homes and extensive renovation
work, solid knowledge of the coastal Maine landscape and a strong
hospitality background.  The position would be in support of one
family’s summer residential needs which include the
expansion and addition of structures on the large estate. This
management role would include significant, on premises,
construction oversight as well as a liaison function with the
head office real estate group. The head office group would
provide direction and support in the execution of the building
and in the care of the estate. Clear, concise communication
skills, both verbal and written, are required as the role also
includes the management of a professional crew of five members.
The proper maintenance and pristine care of the residential
buildings, structures and expansive grounds will require this
manager to make independent and sound recommendations while
maintaining the highest degree of quality standards. The
qualified applicant will possess 8 - 10 years of direct building
and estate management experience on high end properties. Strong
leadership and organizational skills are mandatory with a
consistent problem solving approach to projects, issues and
management challenges. Hospitality or personal assistant
experience with a genuine customer oriented approach would be
needed in this position. Familiarity with the Mount Desert Island
area, its climate, the community and subcontractor network would
be highly preferred. The workplace is a respectful and productive
environment offering many opportunities to broaden your base of
knowledge and skills. Excellent pay and a generous benefits
package are available and commensurate with experience. Please
fax a letter of relevant qualifications with salary requirements
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

MAINE SPORTING CAMP ON THE RIVER. Help needed to join the staff
at our remote rustic, year round hunting and fishing lodge, eight
miles from the paved road and off the grid. A love of hunting,
fishing and the outdoors is a must. This position may be filled
by one energetic person or a couple. We offer hunting, fishing,
canoeing, snowmobiling, (real wilderness experiences!) and we
need your help. The camp has eight wood heated log cabins with
indoor plumbing, a lodge with radio phone, satellite internet,
DirecTV, kitchen and dining room that seats 30 people. He: Must
have good mechanics experience and must be able to maintain power
generators and all camp equipment. Must be competent with
construction tools, chainsaw, (30 cords of firewood a year),
maintenance and use of tractors, mowers, and snowplows. Must be
competent at painting, basic woodworking, electrical and
plumbing. Will assist with booking, scheduling of hunts,
vacations and phone work. Will assist office manager and head
cook and help with housekeeping of cabins and lodge. Both: Must
be comfortable living remotely. Will have good communication
skills and the ability to work well with people. Must be willing
to help out in all areas when needed. Will have a solid loyalty
to the camp and its successful operation, with possibilities for
advancement. All meals, housing, salary and paid vacations
provided. Security check and references. Please send resumes to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on East Grand Lake (near Danforth) in
beautiful Maine is seeking a couple with their own RV from May to
October (dates/hours flexible) for our seasonal fishing and
recreational facility and family-style restaurant. We do have
regular staff (housekeepers, cook, wait staff, etc.) to handle
the daily, basic operations. It's the extra stuff that comes up,
as well as some usual duties, that we need help with, from
maintenance and grounds upkeep to restaurant assistance. A free
full hook-up RV site right at water's edge is available, along
with a salary for all the hours worked, plus other benefits! We
have a great staff, a beautiful site, and fun customers. Please
see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details. Thank
you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

“Dennis Manz – Property caretaker specializing in
remote and challenging environments”
Date of Birth: 5/30/50
Interests: Photography, writing, travel to new places, internet
research, and meeting new interesting people.
Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Walt Emerson

Dennis Manz 

        After working in the corporate world for 25 years I
decided to spend the rest of my days exploring different parts of
the United States. I prefer the mountains and have worked in
remote areas like Canyonlands National Park, Elk Mountains near
Crested Butte, CO., the San Juan Mountains of northern New
Mexico, and currently near the Hays Canyon Range in the high
desert area of Northern Nevada. 
The first 25 years of my life were spent in southern Wisconsin. I
graduated from Craig High School in Janesville, WI and attended
the University of Wisconsin for a few years before setting out to
travel the world. I never made it around the world, but did
travel (mostly hitchhiking) through quite a few countries before
ending up back in the United States. A friend offered me a job in
the solar energy field. I jumped at the chance and moved to
California, which was my home for the next 25 years. In 2003 I
officially retired from the corporate world, subscribed to The
Caretaker Gazette, and began my journey as a full-time property
        I am currently house sitting at a 600-acre ranch in the
high desert 40 miles east of Cedarville, CA. The gentleman I
house sit for is a birder and has identified 78 different species
of birds sighted from the property. Rancho Rechiso, where I am
housesitting, has redefined for me the meaning of quiet,
undisturbed, and no pollution. The property is off-grid with
solar power, wood, and propane as sources of energy.  There is no
noise, radiation, or any other type of environmental pollution
out here.
        Being a property caretaker is definitely a great
alternative lifestyle compared to paying rent for a small
apartment in a busy city. In my opinion there is no better way to
reduce monthly expenses and still maintain a decent standard of
living. The best things about being a property caretaker are a
renewed sense of personal freedom, reduction in my monthly living
expenses, and the experience of visiting new and interesting
        However, just the opportunity to experience a renewed
sense of freedom is an invaluable gift. 
        In the 9-5 world there is always a faster pace with time
frame pressures for having to complete job duties. In property
caretaker situations there is still a great sense of
responsibility, but there is generally a sense of freedom that
allows the caretaker to set his or her own schedule. Of course
there are still emergency situations that will occur from time to
time that command immediate and sustained action. 
        Last winter I was caretaker at the Rocky Mountain
Biological Labs in Gothic, Colorado living at 9,500 ft in the Elk
Mountain range. The annual snowfall is around 400 inches. I had
responsibilities that could be accomplished within my own
scheduled time. One such job was climbing a steep 150-foot hill
with typically new and deep snow to get to the weather station.
This was often done in high winds and low visibility conditions.
The key was being prepared, dressing warm, good snowshoes, and
taking the time needed to avoid mistakes. Trying to hurry through
this sort of task could have proven to be very dangerous. Another
job I had every few days was cutting firewood, since that was the
only way to keep my cabin warm enough to survive. I had to dig
out an 8-foot trench on the woodshed side of my cabin to cut my
firewood. The wind would blow down through that trench off of a
12,000-foot high peak and would chill your bones. 
        After spending the last six years in some very
interesting and challenging remote environments as a property
caretaker I could never go back to living in the city on a
permanent basis. I guess the saying ‘once you have had a
taste it is hard to go back” rings true to my experience as
a property caretaker. Property caretaking has also given me the
opportunity to pursue writing about my experiences. I am
currently finishing up an e-book about various caretaking
positions I have had. I have other writing projects on the
horizon including a children’s book about desert plants and
        Of course being a property caretaker is not just doing
whatever you want whenever you want to do it. The keys for being
a successful caretaker are simple. First and foremost you are
serving the property owners’ needs. I always respect and
show the ultimate in responsibility for the properties I take
care of. I always follow through with commitments and take pride
in doing every task to the best of my ability. I always want to
leave a clean footprint where I live and work. This means doing
the best job possible and always keeping the best interests of
the property owner in mind. This philosophy has worked well for
me and continually rewarded me with new and interesting caretaker
        Plans for the future are to work as a property caretaker
at lodges and resorts preferably in the mountain ranges of the
Pacific Northwest. I also consider caretaker positions for remote
private homes, cabins, and properties.
I love the mountains and the higher the elevation the better,
especially in the summer time when things heat up. I can always
plan on the temperature at 8,000-10,000 being in the 60’s
and 70’s during the day when the temperatures are cranking
in the 100’s at sea level.

Dennis in late winter with the winter beard overgrowth.


BUSINESSMAN HAS TWO OPENINGS available. He needs a person who can
maintain the inside of a beautiful home in the Baltimore suburbs.
Also, he needs someone with a driver’s license as a
caregiver who will provide care and prepare healthy meals.
Position is long term and living quarters will be provided.
Person should be non-smoking, with no young children or pets.
Salary is negotiable. Please fax your resume and references to

ESTATE CARETAKER needed in Annapolis, MD. An experienced and
responsible individual is needed for full-time, caretaking of an
executive waterfront estate. Maintain estate, grounds, boat and
dock, vendor relations, etc. Clean driving record required.
Non-smokers only, please. Full suite of benefits offered.
Qualified candidate should email their resume with references and
salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER WANTED in the Berkshires. Hands on skills needed. For
more details, please mail resumes to


A COUPLE IS NEEDED to live at the storage facility in Los Cabos
and manage the property. What works well is where the wife spends
more time in the office, greeting people and helping them rent,
tracking inventory and general administration. She should have
customer service skills and a bit of a sales talent, along with
basic computer skills for reporting and learning software. The
husband usually has some handyman skills to fix minor repairs and
keep the place looking nice, as well as being in the office, too.
It's important that you can both work well together in such close
proximity day after day. Free rent and utilities as part of the
salary. Does this fit you? If you are up for this adventure,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a resume and cover
letter explaining why you would like this job and your ability to
come to Mazatlan.


RESIDENT MANAGER, either an individual or a couple, needed for a
small Bay City apartment building. Candidates must have proven
and verifiable renting/administrative experience and can provide
facilities maintenance. Bi-weekly salary including apartment,
negotiable. Please mail your resume to Hiring Manager,

A BIRMINGHAM, MI ADULT COUPLE seeks a high-level expert
Housekeeper. They require someone with extensive experience
and/or professional training, especially in caring for fine
furnishings. A dedicated, professional, meticulous house cleaner
will find this to be a very rewarding position. Salary
commensurate with skills and abilities and includes benefits. To
apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time or part-time
(if preferred) Caretaker for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Waite
Park, MN. The Caretaker will be responsible for all common area
cleaning and unit turnovers. This position is available
immediately and includes a generous compensation. You are not
required to live on-site. To apply for the position, please mail

CARETAKERS NEEDED. An experienced, mature, part-time Caretaker
Team is needed for a well-managed and maintained apartment
property in Hopkins. One must be home days. Duties include daily
cleaning of common areas, turnover cleaning, and grounds work.
Compensation includes full rent credit for a two bedroom
apartment. Caretakers must live on-site. Please fax your resume

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a large apartment complex in
Burnsville. Previous experience as a Caretaker or Building
Manager in an apartment building is required. The Caretaker must
live on-site. Please apply in person to Jennifer at


Missouri estate. Must be “hands-on”, have impeccable
laundry and housekeeping skills and knowledge of care for fine
furnishings and antiques. Basic cooking and entertaining skills
and ability to manage other household staff required. Please
drive and have your own vehicle. Competitive salary and generous
benefits provided. Recent checkable references required. This
position is for a non-smoker only. Please submit CV and salary


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs long-term help, not just a
temporary caretaker, for our position of a farm manager. We have
a 3,600 acre organic wheat farm in Montana. The farm is located
five miles from the village. We prefer non-smokers. Our own hours
are long, often up to 14 hours a day, but we don't expect the
help to work those hours many days of the year. In summer the
work load is heaviest, but there are things to do in the winter
as well. The ideal candidate would probably be between 40 and 50
years of age, but if all else fits, ages outside this range could
be considered. Good mechanical skills would be a big plus. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,

PRIVATE ROOM available with full house privileges in a quiet,
rural Montana home with a retired man. Prefer a single female who
is actively health conscious and enjoys solitude, nature,
photograph, greenhouse, rustic-hobbies. Activities include
mountain climbs, hikes, biking, winter snowshoeing, canoeing,
fishing, and trips to Glacier National Park. No drugs, no
smoking. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a
letter about yourself and why you might be interested in living

A REMOTE MONTANA RESORT is seeking summer help. Do you enjoy
nature? Are you in for some adventure? Do you like people? Can
you handle being 45 minutes from the nearest store? Are you at
least moderately comfortable in a kitchen? Are you a
self-starter? Does some place off-the-beaten-path sound heavenly?
We might have the perfect summer job for you! For more info,
please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Be sure to put 'job inquiry' in your
email's subject field.


RANCH HOUSESITTER needed this Spring. Our Nevada home and ranch
land are located near Reno, with breathtaking views of the
mountains around the ranch. We are just getting the ranch
started, (we purchased it last year) so there are no animals on
it yet. We have a new four bedroom/three bath home that
we’ll need the housesitter for while we are out of the
country. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let us know
if you can start housesitting May 1 and finish on July 15.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for 20 days this June, from June 3 to June 22.
I have a three bedroom house in Manchester. I will have a car
available for the housesitter. The housesitter has to take care
of my plants and animals while I am gone. You must provide at
least four checkable references for me to call. Please email a
letter of interest and at least four checkable references to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a Property Management Company with
several commercial and residential complexes located throughout
the tri-state area. This is a perfect opportunity for a husband
and wife or couple team! This position is hands on and requires
physical labor. Position requirements are as follows: basic
carpentry skills including plumbing and tiling, valid
driver’s license, ability to problem solve when tenant
issues arise, knowledge of electric and appliance repair a plus,
strong ability to multi-task, maintain a positive attitude when
working with tenants, and have strong organizational skills. The
benefits package includes: an excellent salary commensurate with
experience, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and an apartment.
Please fax all resumes with salary requirements to


LIVE ON OUR 600 ACRE RANCH, nine miles from Roswell, NM, and care
for our horses, dogs, cats when we travel. Some experience with
horses is required, and you must love dogs/cats, too. Furnished
nice casita with utilities, room for your pet or horse, short or
long term. You need your own income, and we require references.
Quiet, private location, nice surroundings. Sorry, no smokers or
heavy drinkers. Some additional work for pay during summer months
is available, but not required. Photos and more details can be
emailed. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a Retreat and Conference Center in the
Hudson Valley/Catskill Region. Looking for a competent person or
couple to report to Retreat Director and Facilities Manager. Must
be able to handle small isolated community, be strong and able
bodied, be able to work both independently and under supervision.
Carpentry, plumbing, electric, building and grounds maintenance
included. Facility assistance and set up during retreats. Hours
are variable and require person to be on grounds during retreats.
Salary, housing and insurance provided. Please Contact

RESIDENT/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED for a non-profit camp, located
60 miles north of NYC in Cold Spring, NY. Caretaker will have
year-round work, with a wide range of skills needed. Electric and
HVAC experience a plus. Must be okay with heights of up to thirty
feet. Housekeeper will have seasonal work from mid-spring to
mid-autumn. Competitive salary, health benefits, pension, house,
heat and electric included. Check us out at
qualifications/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE SEEK a responsible, creative, and skilled caretaker/house
manager to start in April and work through late fall 2010. Duties
include care of a small organic garden, facility care,
housekeeping, laundry, preparation for guest arrival, and the
general upkeep of a 150-year-old, beautiful Victorian house in
Cobleskill with 50 acres of private woodland, a river and a
100’ waterfall on the property! This is work (approximately
20 hours/week) in exchange for living space, but there is also
the opportunity to earn money running and expanding the retreat
center. Couples are also welcome (encouraged, actually), and the
position and duties are flexible, and could involve a small
stipend depending on needs and skills. This is ideally suited for
a creative freelance person wanting a change of life... to get
out of the city and to the quiet of the woods to think, write, or
work on their own stuff. Or, if you have always dreamed of
running a retreat center yourself, this may be your dream come
true! Many of the retreats are yoga and spiritual retreats, and
the vibe of the house is very special and magical. This job is
for someone who feels simpatico with those activities, but who is
also very practical, organized and really knows how to run a
house. Must be reliable, quick thinking, self motivated, self
reliant, and able to trouble shoot and problem solve... good
interior decorating, cleaning, and people skills a big plus! Must
provide references and pass a background check. Driver's license
required and a car is a huge plus. Please apply through our

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is looking for
seasonal residential staff and volunteers to work in the front
desk, kitchen/dining room, garden, facilities, event production
and/or housekeeping departments. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
just 25 minutes west of Woodstock, NY in the beautiful Catskill
Mountains. We’re looking for 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. Requires
positive attitude, great problem solving abilities, no physical
limitations and a willingness to multi-task and communicate well
with others. Gain valuable job experience and work with a great
team! Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through October 2010.
Compensation includes room and board plus weekly stipends. After
work enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool, meditation sanctuary
and other facilities. Staff is also invited to participate in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs. You can learn more
here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For an application package,


CARETAKER WANTED for Napieir Hawkes Bay for a beautiful Colonial
Style home whilst I am away. A small payment to cover overheads
would be required. If you are interested, please view my website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and be in touch.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR MANAGERS for our surf eco-lodge. We offer soul
surfing and an ecological experience of Nicaragua. We host 15
guests in our bungalows and seat 50 in our restaurant. This is
your chance to experience the Nicaraguan lifestyle on the beach
in a preserved environment. Share your love of the ocean and help
the local community with like-minded guests, care for 100%
satisfaction of our guests and run the lodge in all aspects:
customer service, operations, reservations, maintenance, cash
flows, supervision of 17 persons on staff, kitchen. Requirements:
Experience in management. Experience as a chef. Both managers
must be fluent in Spanish and English. Please send email, resume,
photos and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Greensboro’s newest retirement
facility is seeking an assistant manager couple! We need a
compassionate two person team to serve as live-in assistant
managers working with active seniors. Must be people-focused
professionals with at least three years of management experience.
We offer a competitive salary, vacation, medical/dental/life
insurance, housing, meals, utilities, and the chance to make a
difference in the lives of our seniors. Please mail your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


RESIDENT MANAGER TEAM needed for a medium size apartment
community in Mid-Ohio. The position includes salary, a two
bedroom apartment with washer and dryer and all utilities paid,
plus a paid three week vacation and holidays. This is a pleasant
working environment. Duties include apartment renting and light
maintenance. This is an excellent position for retires of any
age, Please send both resumes and include code


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM COUPLE to live on a 12,000 acre
rural ranch property in southeastern Oklahoma. Main duties would
be housekeeping and grounds maintenance for the main and guest
house and immediate grounds, provide a security presence, some
cooking and assistance with entertaining when the owners, family
and or guests are on site. Competitive combined salary, benefits,
use of ranch vehicles of work purposes and housing provided.
Screening and background check will be required. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPERS needed to run a bed & breakfast in southeastern
Oklahoma. We prefer a mature couple, with no children or pets.
Duties will include grounds care and light maintenance. Must be
excellent housekeepers and good in dealing with the public.
Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


NORTH OREGON COAST – housemate/internship/partner needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX await a new intern/partner to find
us. Our motto “fresh food prepared simply with
style.” To qualify, he/she/they must share our vision of
community, love of food and art. Internship includes monthly
stipend, as well as room and board. Together we will grow, build
and co-exist sustainably in a skewed business world. Internships
awarded based upon: personality, compatibility, work ethic,
experience, creativity, interest in sustainable presence, love
and knowledge of food and art. Should an intern miraculously
grasp and share our business concept and vision, for the right
fit, we would consider partnership/profit-sharing in the future.
Presently we expect a five day work week, with an average shift
of no more than six hours. We are conscientious, flexible,
knowledgeable people and expect the same. If this sounds like you
and you are tobacco free and in good health this is a beautiful
place to live and grow. We welcome your response. Please write to


CARETAKER AND COOK needed for a Pocono Mountains hunting club in
the Bushkill area starting April 1, 2010. We are seeking a
full-time couple. Cooking and maintenance experience is
necessary. Housing, health care and a small salary will be
provided. To apply, please email your letter of interest/resume

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a southeastern PA Farm. Duties
include extensive lawn care, maintenance, animal care, gardening,
hay farming, housekeeping, and pool care. Experience required.
Health and dental benefits, apartment, auto, and vacation
provided. Combined salary is negotiable. Please submit your

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a Resident Camp
Caretaker for our 75 acre XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX campground
in New Hope, PA. The successful applicant will have a good
mechanical aptitude, have good people skills and be a self
starter. Possess handyman skills and be conversant in basic
carpentry, basic electrical and basic plumbing work. Experience
with machinery (Kubota tractor) and equipment (chain saw) is
highly desirable. Caretaker responsibilities include property
maintenance, lawn mowing, camp liaison, pre-and-post camp
property inspections, and other general duties. Youth Worker
Registration will also be required. The Community of Christ
Church provides a family health benefit plan and offers an
individual family home with basic utilities included. From its
vantage point on the property, this cottage style home has a
beautiful lakefront view. Please submit your income and vacation
needs, letter of application, and resume to

A PHILADELPHIA ADULT COUPLE seeks an Estate Manager to oversee
staff of 15 for a beautiful luxury home. Requirements include
many years’ experience in private home, familiarity with
care of 17th-century artwork, knowledge in creating fine dining
vignettes for billionaires, etc. Must be honest, hard-working,
and a team player. Weekend required. Salary commensurate with
skills and experience, plus benefits. To apply, please contact


MOTEL MANAGER COUPLE needed in South County, RI. We are looking
for an ambitious mature couple to manage all phases of a small
local motel. Housing, salary, plus performance bonuses provided.
To apply, please mail your resume to Motel Manager Position,


My home is in Kirkcudbright South West Scotland. I have two dogs,
a Springer Spaniel and a Jack Russell, and both are very
friendly. For more details, please email


SEEKING TWO HOUSEKEEPERS (preferably a couple) for a luxury villa
in a stunning location in the Seychelles. Duties will include
hands-on cleaning, maintenance, and laundry and ironing. General
maintenance gardening or to a higher level if you have the
skills. You will also be responsible for the security of the
property. You should have an eye for detail and be used to
looking after a luxury villa setting with high standard.
Candidates must have experience working in a private residence
and have high standards. Accommodations are provided on the villa
premises. For more details and to apply online with your resume,


PROPERTY MANAGER needed for on-site management. This is a
smoke-free, pet-free, mid-sized apartment complex on Westside of
Rapid City. Couple preferred. Should possess a professional
attitude, excellent customer service and time management skills.
Computer skills a must. Experience preferred but not required.
Please submit your resume to Apartment Management Couple


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in an area near Älvsbyn, Norrbotten
County, Sweden for six months to a year (a minimum of two months)
anytime from February 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011. We need a
house sitter for our beautiful two story, red house in a village
in northern Sweden. Our home is surrounded by beautiful lakes and
forests. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


MARRIED COUPLE wanted to maintain a 10 acre lake property in a
suburb of Nashville in return for full room and board. Must be
diligent, self-starters who like working outdoors and very handy.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH POSITION available for a couple, single person or others,
without children living with them. Position involves living on a
northwest Texas Panhandle Ranch. Duties include: cooking,
cleaning, laundry, some yard work and some maintenance for the
owners. A house will be provided. Please mail resumes to Ranch

WORK FOR AN RV SITE at a small Texas lakefront campground with
great fishing. We are looking for workers with their own RV for
all or part of the 2010 season (March 1 - October 31, 2010) who
are interested in working 20 hours per week in exchange for a
full hook-up RV site at our campground located on Eagle Mountain
Lake just north of Fort Worth. Duties include mowing, general
cleaning, checking guests in and out, collecting fees for boat
launching and fishing, minding the store, etc. Beautiful, shady,
quiet place, great fishing, water sports, and a lot of
attractions are available in the surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth
area. Our campground offers RV and tent camping, air conditioned
sleeping cabins, an outdoor pavilion with a huge built in BBQ
smoker (which you're welcome to use), a fishing dock, boat ramp,
canoe rental, a small store with live bait, ice, snacks, etc. If
this is something that interests you, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and to apply.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in Alpine, Texas is seeking a
couple July - September. We are surrounded by mountains at 4,500
ft. elevation. Summertime = cool nights, usually pleasant days.
Nearby scenic drives and area attractions. As a couple, work the
same 8 hour shifts with two days on - six days off. One
office/gift shop duties; the other light maintenance/bath house
cleaning in exchange for a full hook-up RV site, cable, and
laundry. Also, seeking self-motivated single or couple with
strong work ethic for lawn care and odd jobs September -
November. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send
resume' and pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a live-in position ASAP in the Alamo Heights
section of San Antonio. This is a flexible position for a caring
and strong individual to assist a lady with her every day needs.
Would be working with another live in. The house expenses and
utilities will be paid for, along with a car for errands, and a
monthly salary. Please fax your resume to

WE ARE LOOKING for a retired couple to manage a self-storage
facility in the North Dallas area. Some bookkeeping experience
required. No pets. Competitive salary and health insurance
provided. Immediate opening. Please mail your resume to Personnel

LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES to join our ministry team.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on 114-acre riverfront ranch in
Seguin, TX. Community includes a K-12 Christian academy, raw
dairy, vegetable gardens, grass-fed beef/chicken/pork, horses,
and a farm-to-table restaurant open Saturdays. We provide
furnished homes, the best healing food; and a small, home
school-style Christian academy with hands-on academically
oriented Christian sustainable living curriculum. We provide
training and living-it experience in sustainable/ministry.
We’re non-smoking, non-drinking, sexually moral, biblically
based, authentic (not contrived) worshippers. We welcome
brothers/sisters/families in Christ from all places and walks of

MANAGE THIS "customer service intense" remote west
Texas resort that caters to both individuals who like the beauty
and quiet of being Out There and the Who's Who of Hollywood when
they want to get away from it all. Staff needs training and
direction, and the ability to plan ahead and an eye for detail a
must, for a very caring remote owner. A small but adequate home
will be provided. This is a very hands-on position for
individuals who love to provide great service. The job
requirements: a true caring and training ability that will enable
you to build a staff of hospitality pros from the local area. The
resort is one of the top employers in the region. The resort has
30 - 40 rooms, full spa, and trail riding. You must have the
ability to schedule, an eye for detail and a love of remote
areas. You will also need a track record of successful marketing
and sales. Drug and background checks will be required. Please
mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED HANDYMAN, GARDENER, ETC. TYPE HELP in exchange for housing
on newly purchased ranch near Rocksprings, TX. Single or couple,
pets welcomed. Will consider children. For more info, please

NEED A CARETAKER or couple to help on a two acre, wooded estate
in Bartonville, TX. This is a beautiful area and close to great
shopping and Dallas/Fort Worth. Very flexible for Holiday time
off. Have just purchased property and need help getting it into
shape. Job includes handyman and landscaper type work. Will
exchange guest cottage, including paid utilities, for 20
hours/week work. Caretaker can have a separate job. No pets or
smokers or children. Limited guests allowed. Negotiable term,
between 3 - 6+ months. Can start immediately. For more
information and pictures, please call

AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE is needed to manage a 45 unit franchise
hotel in South Texas. Salary plus accommodation provided.
Familiarity with computer software is preferred. Please fax your
resume to the General Manager at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

manager in exchange for free rent and utilities. The primary
responsibilities will be to contact corporate regarding marketing
and maintenance issues. This is a great opportunity for a retired
couple. Please fax your resume and references to


– April 10 through December 15. We have eight houses on the
seashore in the Piriapolis area. Five houses have two bedrooms
and overlook the beach, one has one bedroom and overlooks the
beach, and there are two others that have three bedrooms and
overlook the rocky shore. Great fishing is nearby! Whales swim
right offshore! Remember that the season in South America is
opposite from the Northern hemisphere, so the dates that these
are available is from Fall through Winter and into Spring. Heat
is by fireplace, so you would need to be able to load logs.
Utilities are $200/month, including firewood. Don't be put off by
all this "fireplace and firewood" talk ... there are
many days even in the dead of winter that I would call
"T-shirt days". For more details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Para espanol: llamar a
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References from past house sitters
available and we expect you to be able to provide references as
well. Thanks.


from April – October. Will be responsible for the
oversight, and maintenance of the family compound in the
Champlain Islands with extensive grounds, and waterfront. The
position requires experience with grounds keeping, including care
and maintenance of equipment, some basic carpentry and plumbing,
ability to work independently, valid driver's license and the
ability to lift. Golf course experience is a plus. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for the Caretaker job application.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an individual or couple
interested in serving as a residential retreat center coordinator
and event manager. Preferred candidates will reside on the
170-acre wooded property in Jarrett, Virginia (about two hours
and 15 minutes from Fairfax, VA) providing oversight for the
retreat center operations, fund raising, guest/client relations,
outreach and marketing, general facilities cleaning, asset and
inventory management, reservations management, bookkeeping and
accounting and facilitation of spiritual activities and events
for a new non-denominational Christian church. Spiritual
activities include Sunday morning prayer service and Wednesday
evening Bible Study weekly. A college degree is required, in
addition to excellent communication skills, event marketing and
management and computer skills. Experience in event coordination,
hospitality and ministry are preferred. Benefits include a
one-bedroom furnished house with modern amenities, selected
utilities and expenses paid, in addition to a small stipend. No
smoking, drinking, or pets allowed. Please mail your resume and


MOUNTAIN MAN NEEDED. Looking for a caretaker for our 60 acres of
old growth in the Washington Cascades, with a cozy cabin on a big
river. You’ll need to chop wood and haul water. There is a
nearby wilderness hot spring. Caretaker must be physically fit.
$600/month salary, and there is an additional part-time job
available. Start June 2010 or May 2011.  Please write Caretaker

COUPLE NEEDED to assist in the operation of a private camping
club on the Skagit River, WA from April to September 2010.
General RV park maintenance including a pool. People skills a
must. Approximately 20 hours a week each for salary and full RV
hook-up site. Please email your resume and up-to-date photo of
self and rig to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Shelton. This position provides
security and maintenance in exchange for a two bedroom apartment
and utilities. This position offers no wages. Applications are
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX until the position is

SEEKING APPLICANTS for an assistant management couple position
for our Glendale location, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
believe patience, loyalty, understanding, and hard work are the
core components of rewarding lives and careers. If this interests
you, come join our team! At Hawthorn Retirement Group our
residents always come first! We are seeking compassionate couples
to serve as live-in management teams working with active seniors.
We need people-focused professionals with at least three years
management or supervisory experience. Hawthorn Retirement Group
encourages individual development of employees and we are seeking
people with the desire and willingness to learn, embrace, and
continue our philosophies. We offer a competitive salary,
vacation, benefits like medical/dental/life, housing, meals,
utilities, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of
our residents. If you are interested, please mail a cover letter

looking for a caretaker couple for a 16,000 sq. ft lodge. Duties
will include, but not limited to, light cooking, cleaning,
plumbing and electrical, miscellaneous maintenance, and grounds
keeping. There are great views here, and housing is included. Pay
will depend on experience. Please mail your resume(s) to


on small farm just outside Charleston. Must be able to handle and
care for horses and dogs. Must do barn work daily, general farm
repairs and must operate small equipment. Live in a private house
on the property. House and utilities provided plus salary. Please

CAMPGROUND HOST needed mid-May through September. East Lynn Lake
in East Lynn has available RV Campground Host positions which
require the volunteer(s) to live in the recreation area and
perform the duties to operate a campground or day use recreation
area. It is our goal to provide a family oriented camping
experience by personally greeting East Lynn Lake visitors in a
friendly and courteous manner, and, to promote the safe,
responsible use of project facilities and resources, while
providing high quality customer service and information. The
Campground Host Volunteers will be provided with a designated,
electric and water, RV hook-up campsite for the entire season May
through September. To apply, please mail your resume to


COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL needed to assist in the management of a
seven-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. 20 to 30
hours/week in exchange for a private lakeside cabin and $30/cabin
rental stipend. Opportunities for extra income depending on your
handyman skills. Please email Tim at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are seeking an on-site caretaker
couple for a 105 unit elderly and disability housing development
located in Wausau. Duties include maintenance, repairs, cleaning,
lawn care, snow removal and some social activity planning.
Compensation includes a salary based on experience/abilities,
apartment, utilities and a generous benefit package. Please send
a resume or letter of qualifications to

A CENTRAL WISCONSIN organic dairy and market garden farm, located
20 miles west of Wausau, WI, wants to share the experience and
rewards of living self-sufficient. Always wanted to start but
just...? Contact us for information about a great opportunity to
share our farm. Gardening, small-scale farming, land and animal
stewardship, and space to breath. This is a great opportunity for
an intern, college bound, job retired or ..." Garden sales
or dairy stipend available. Please email us at

APARTMENT CARETAKERS needed to manage a 130 unit apartment
community. Must be a couple or two person team and must live
on-site. The compensation package begins with a two bedroom
apartment, two parking spaces, and a large weekly salary for both
people, and multiple opportunities for additional income! Only
serious applicants will be considered. Prior property management
experience is a must. Please mail your resume to

We are looking for a long-term (two to five months) park
maintenance volunteer(s) to perform light duty maintenance in the
park from May to September 2010. We are looking for energetic
applicants who would like to work in a campground setting located
on the Mississippi River main channel 30 miles south of La
Crosse, WI. Work can include painting, minor repairs and
assisting other maintenance staff. We require volunteers to work
24-30 hours per week per person in exchange for a RV site with
full hook-ups including 20/30/50 amp service. No weekend work and
a stipend may be available depending on the budget. All personnel
protective equipment will be furnished and onsite transportation
may be available. To apply, please mail your resume to

A MATURE COUPLE is needed to work on at a beautiful lakefront
resort on Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk, WI. Help needed includes
light landscaping, plumbing, and electrical work; housekeeping
responsibilities; and hospitality duties, in exchange for free
use of one of our cottages or mobile home site. If interested,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER AND RANCH HELP needed. We have a small ranch in
Riverton in central Wyoming. We can provide free housing for
approximately fifteen hours of work a week on the ranch. Duties
include yard up keep, horse and pet care as well as housesitting
when we are away. Some occasional child care for a ten-year-old
boy will be needed. A fit, non-smoking, single person or couple
would work out fine here. Taking an outside job is no problem.
Must have a driver’s license and have your own vehicle.
Must provide references. Please email


Animal caretaker seeking live-in position in an animal
sanctuary. Have dog and cat experience. Also long-term
housesitting position. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Exciting Venue Wanted. Business Woman, multi-skilled, with
a devotion to perfection, playfulness, great sense of humor,
personal care and commitment to excellence, looking for an
exciting venue. Event and Wedding Planning; Estate and Property
Management; Vacation Rental. Bilingual English/German; Excellent
References. Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Phone:

Professional Dog Caretaker/Sitter, 25+ years experience.
Outstanding references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a maintenance/ inn keeper type position for
possible long term in the Caribbean. I have experience in
plumbing, light electrical, carpentry. Have experience in
management of personnel. I have a great attitude that allows me
to get along well with coworkers and customers. Please reply to

Couple from Scottsdale, AZ looking for housesitting
opportunity in Western U.S. in cool climate for the summer. Both
are 58, he is a retired professional, she is an active teacher.
Non-smokers or drinkers. Laid back easy going. Small dog part of
the family. Terms and dates negotiable. Please email

Casa Caretakers: Late 20s female couple looking for
gay-friendly caretaking or work/trade opportunity in Central or
South America April 2010 or later. Will be traveling for the next
year and would love to make your house, hostel, organic farm a
scheduled stop. About her: professional window cleaner with
handyman and Master Gardener skills. About me: writer/editor with
a background in marketing and journalism. Conversant in Spanish.
Both devout animal lovers — I manage a feral cat colony and
she is a walking dog encyclopedia. Also experienced with horses
and exotics. I can develop marketing materials and she can make
your windows shine. Non-smokers; drug, pet and child-free. Both
responsible, financially stable, excellent communicators and
problem-solvers. Will provide references and resume. Please email

Responsible male with excellent references looking for
caretaker position in the Hilo, Hawaii area preferably with
separate housing. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Responsible Housesitter available for Seacoast New
Hampshire and Southern Maine homes. Ten years experience caring
for historic Portsmouth home. Please email inquiries to

Do you need a caretaker/pets/housesit/housecleaning
service for your home? I am that person. Oklahoma area.

Mature, professional, 40ish, non-smoking couple seeks a
housesitting/caretaking opportunity in or around
Itapúa/Zihuatenjo Mexico. Have one well behaved cat. Have
varied experience with taking care of a house, have owned three.
Also healthcare experience. Needed long-term from the months of
November to May each year. Returning to Maine each summer to work
for 2-3 months. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Let's Hook Up! Experienced, mature caretaker seeking new
position with super boss. I will be your property manager,
experienced chef, loving animal caregiver, administrative
assistant and general go-fer. Highly educated (English teacher)
and business oriented. Completely honest, reliable and loyal.

No-charge house sitter available February 1st in Chicago.
25-year-old female, independent, responsible, looking for train
accessible location. Love pets, don't smoke or drink. Please

We are two responsible women, currently living and traveling full
time in our airstream trailer. We are looking for a
caretaking/work opportunity in Canada. We are looking for either
a part time, or full time opportunity. One of us is available for
full time hours, the other part time if required. Combined we
have many skills, are healthy and active and are open to all
types of caretaking tasks. (taking care of animals, garden, pool,
housekeeping, computer work, people skills, handyman, etc). Call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Resume and references available on

Property manager in Tucson AZ available to oversee
property. References provided. Short term/Long term. Please email
I love projects.

Couple with baby looking for a new adventure! Contact us
if interested, will consider all options. Hard working and
versatile. Lots of references. Please call

Sister team with outstanding reputation available for
house sitting in Denver/Boulder. Young artists/musicians,
Elizabeth and Katherine perform professionally and teach. Savvy
to basic household repairs, they are nondrinking, nonsmoking and
exceptionally clean/respectful of property. Please call

Pet/livestock/property/camp care, southeast USA:
Responsible, middle-aged lesbian couple seeking a caretaker
position in the Southeast area, preferably western NC, currently
care-taking a farm in PA. We will take loving care of your
property and animals. Interested in livestock care and light
maintenance/security of property or working with a healing
center/camp. Committed to a sustainable, compassionate way of
life. Experience in animal/farm care, massage therapy, business
consulting, psychotherapy, photography, wilderness guidance,
gardening, camp work, community living and more! Excellent
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Our desired position can best be described by the following
ad which attracted our attention during our closing months of
Peace Corps Ecuador. We were advised that of the many, many
applicants, we would have been chosen if we could have started
immediately. We are now finished with our Peace Corps service and
available for new challenges. In addition to our Peace Corps
projects relative to Environmental Education, working with
indigenous people, our backgrounds include extensive hospitality
experience, plus ownership and management of a first-class gift
shop/art gallery in a NM tourist town, ownership and management
of multi-facetted large ranching/cattle/water rights businesses.
Ursula’s first language is German. We’re both fluent
in English and Spanish. 
"DUDE RANCH: looking for management team. Seeking very
personable, high-energy self-starters comfortable living in
remote, pristine lands. Ranch has nine beautifully designed
casitas, a café with a state of the art kitchen and a
charming dining room seating 20-25. The successful candidates
will (1) have a hospitality background; (2) be able to budget and
perform administrative duties; (3) accommodate seminars,
workshops and other group functions;. A willingness to help out
in any area needed is a must. Salary to be determined for this
dual professional opportunity." 
We are healthy, have travelled the world, and are ready to
take-on new challenges. Available now, or soon, just about
anywhere in the world. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Canada Responsible, Healthy, Outgoing couple, looking for
caretaking position around Cariboo Chilcotin area, or North of
Whistler Spring/Summer 2010. Please email

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time year around caretaking
position for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch. Over 20 years
experience in small business, property management, horses,
packing, hunting, farm and ranch irrigation, and large group
services. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email

Couple available, semi-retired rancher seeking year round,
long term position as manager/caretaker. Experience includes but
not limited to horses, cattle, barns, pastures, mountain living.
Salary negotiable, excellent references available,
non-smoking/drinking/drugs. Please call

Middle-aged Christian woman seeking house sitting position
in Georgia mountain area or north of Atlanta starting in February
(short or long term). I have an accounting background and am an
organizer deluxe, nature lover, children lover, and certified
interpretive guide. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Palm Springs Area - Reliable, trustworthy, and financially
secure writer/journalist looking for a caretaker position in the
Coachella Valley area. I have traveled the world and write for
major publications (including TIME and Newsweek), and I'm
currently working on a book. Can do cleaning, light handyman
work, business administration, and light cooking. Excellent
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

CN/companion for elderly. I have my license and am
qualified to care for you. I have my own car and can take you
shopping, to doctors or whatever else is necessary. Please call

Male Registered Nurse - 55 years old, certified in
Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency and Critical Care. 20 years
experience in all aspects of nursing. Experienced in caring for
high profile patients where confidentiality is of the utmost
importance. My wife of 23 years is 48, former Director of
Housekeeping, bookkeeper, restaurant and bar manager. Seeking a
position of private duty nursing for an individual in a home
setting, preferably in a warm climate. We are also experienced in
property caretaking. We are not looking for a Nanny or
housekeeping position. We require separate living quarters from
main home and have two small dogs and two cats that would
relocate with us. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible couple (in our 40's) looking for space in
Northern California (Sonoma County) to park our travel trailer in
exchange for being a presence on your property. We're relocating
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our own. We have pets and will provide a fenced run to contain
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House sitting wanted in Kailua – Lanikai 4/15 - 5/15/10
or longer. I'm a retired merchant marine deck officer and my
partner is an RN and an avid gardener. Together we've remodeled
and sold two homes. We've always had pets; dogs, cats and
bunnies. We'd like to be with our daughter for the birth of our
first grandchild due 4/21. Her husband works as a music teacher
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Non Smoker/Non drinker single 34-year-old professional
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RE Natural Building Qualities: Ingenuity, effective communicator,
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Costa Rica-Central Area. Looking for a secure guest
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Saturday May 29, 2010. I am a self-reliant business woman with no
bad habits. During my stay in C.R. I will be scouting out the
possibility of living in C.R. for an extended period of time. I
will have my long time partner visiting during this time. If you
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Skilled man with no bad habits is looking for a caretaker
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Active 65-year-old woman with resume of youth and elder
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Ranch manager available to oversee private park and
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Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information or contact

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Experienced Llama/Alpaca Ranch/Herd Manager available.
Mature/congenial/honest/hard-working/flexible/passionate about
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Situation sought in Portland Maine general area. Healthy,
conscientious, hard working, capable, responsible, positive,
nature-loving artistic woman in mid 40’s seeks
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good references. Wanting to relocate to general Portland area to
be closer to grown son and cultural opportunities of the region.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Family seeking caretaker opportunity in Spain (primarily
Madrid). Married couple with a 7-year-old daughter looking to
occupy a home or apartment for two to three months near the end
of 2010. Timeframe and length of stay flexible. Minimally
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Just need to connect with you. Please call

Mature female seeks employment as a home sitter.
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time April/May1. Salary not critical. Free time important. Please
Thank you for your consideration.

Handyman seeks a well-paid caretaker position. Reliable,
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