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                            THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
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 170th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                          Volume 29, Number

March/April 2011                                 ISSN


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 36 states
and 19 countries
-Caretaker Profile
David Knight - Lights, Camera, Caretaker
-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


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in northeast Alabama, needs volunteers. We
grow and sell various types of berries, herbs, vegetables, and
bedding plants. With 55 acres there is a variety of features
including greenhouses, pastures, fields, meadows, ponds, creeks,
woods, and beaver dams. Other topics include Permaculture, making
pottery, organic gardening, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, dogs,
wildlife, and will consider new projects that you might like to
pursue such as alternate energy sources. We provide room and
board, basic necessities, and local transportation. Long term
volunteering, a month or more, is preferred. If you are seriously
interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ANIMAL-LOVING CARETAKER needed for a Hobby Farm in Thomasville. A
small hobby farm couple needs a caretaker for horses, sheep,
cats, dogs, and other rescue animals. A nice brick house of your
own will be provided in exchange for animal and yard work. This
would be excellent for a retired person. This is a rural Alabama
setting with a fish pond, woods, log cabin, and a covered bridge.
We are a middle-aged, Christian couple, and published authors.
For more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND HOSTS needed in Alaska State Parks. Over 60
different positions available statewide. Camp hosts receive a
campsite, stipend, and training for 40 hours/week. Time may be
split by couple. Our season is May to September with a minimum
four week commitment. Please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email the Volunteer Coordinator at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also visit our website at

CARETAKER WANTED from June 1 -September 5, 2011 on a remote
Fishing Lodge, 80 miles west of Anchorage. To learn more, please
visit our website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED, couple preferred, on a remote cattle ranch in
northern Arizona in the cool pines, north of Flagstaff. Our
nearest neighbor is two miles away. You will need your own
4-wheel-drive to get around in this 6,000 elevation. Duties
include: light livestock feeding as needed, starting the
generator, watching over the place, and building a fire each
morning in the main house. No salary. Utilities, meat, and space
for a motor home or trailer parking available in exchange for
caretaker duties. Would like to find caretakers who can stay here
long-term, since we travel a lot. We will need to do a background
check on all applicants. Please email why you would be interested
in this long-term caretaker position and include references who


GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a vacation property in the National
Forest from early-April to October 2011. Maintain a small organic
garden, flower beds and fruit trees; light property maintenance
and housekeeping in exchange for a furnished cottage, free long
distance, DSL internet and $200/month stipend. This peaceful
property is located two miles from Lake Ouachita and 25 miles
west of Hot Springs. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ACTIVE CARETAKER NEEDED for a farming operation in Coolah. A
newly renovated four bedroom house with electricity will be
provided, with possible paid remuneration, in return for light
farm duties. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a small bed & breakfast in Central
Wheatbelt (Nungarin). Light duties and gardening required in
return for a small wage. A large three room living quarters will
be provided. This would be suitable for a couple or retiree.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed at the Humpty Doo Golf Club in Darwin,
NT. The caretaker can be with or without own caravan. For more
details, please call Tim at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in North Scottsdale, Tasmania. We would love
to find a lovely middle aged lady or couple to look after our
home and three little dogs and canary this May. For more
information, please call Liz and Murray at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER POSITION available for one (or more) months
at our beautiful retreat and community centre in Balingup, South
Western Australia, from September onwards.  Duties include
meeting and greeting guests, grounds maintenance and domestic
maintenance. Accommodation provided in own room, with shared
living quarters. You will be under the supervision of our
Caretaker, and be part of a team of community volunteers.  There
is also access to Buddhist teaching and retreat if you are
interested. Please visit our website to find out more about the

CARETAKER needed. We require an honest and reliable person for
our caretaker’s role for Pioneer Park Emerald. Free
accommodation provided in return for mowing and general
maintenance duties. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER wanted for a cabin park in the northern suburbs of
Melbourne. This position is available for an energetic person who
is highly skilled in all areas of maintenance, is computer
literate and enjoys dealing with the public. On-site
air-conditioned accommodations will be provided. Please fax
applications to the Manager at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARMHAND/CARETAKER needed. We are looking for a full-time,
live-in farmhand to work on a large family operated property,
located in the Hunter Valley, NSW, 15km from Maitland. A very
comfortable, three bedroom, air conditioned cottage is available.
The successful applicant will work alongside the Property
Manager, and have experience with both cattle and horses. An
understanding of pastures, irrigation, and farm machinery is
essential. Current chemical and chainsaw operation certificates
are also essential as well as a current car license. It is
important that the person has the ability to show initiative, is
personable and is willing to learn. This is an excellent
opportunity for someone with a passion for farming and keen to be
involved in the day to day running of the property. This could be
suitable for a couple or individual. Please apply with references

AN ACTIVE CARETAKER is needed for a 200 acre property between
Yass/Murrumbateman (about 30 minutes north of Canberra and
2½ hours south of Sydney). This position is suitable for
one person or a couple. Accommodation and small wage will be
provided in return for light gardening and general maintenance.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed to assist in the management of a small
18 room hostel for backpackers in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.
We are offering accommodation and employment for an enthusiastic
person or a couple. Need to have permanent Australian residency
and be honest, reliable, friendly and outgoing. Duties required
are general cleaning, marketing, booking, reservations and
check-ins. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


Hi Gary, thanks to the Situations Wanted ad that we ran in The
Caretaker Gazette we received several emails from property
owners, one of which led us to caretaking a small sustainable and
permaculture farm in Costa Rica. We are thrilled because this is
what we've always dreamed of doing! Your publication has been the
light at the end of the tunnel for us as we were ready to
downshift and drop out of the rat race. Thanks for providing an
excellent service! J. and W., Guanacaste, Costa Rica

John and Wendy, thanks for sharing your successful experience
with your Situations Wanted ad that ran in The Caretaker Gazette.
We're glad that you are downshifting, dropping out of the rat
race and doing what you've always dreamed of doing. We look
forward to hearing more about your experiences in Costa

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.

Earlier this year my husband and I responded on one of the
Gazette caretaking positions that you had sent out through one of
your email updates but we were not selected for the position. The
landowners just contacted us again and have now offered us the
position! It turns out that the couple who originally accepted
the position had to leave for personal reasons. We accepted the
opportunity and are ready to start our new adventure! Thanks for
helping us! D. and M. R., Sonoma, CA

Dennis and Mary, we're glad to read that your application to
one of the Gazette caretaking positions was successful! Sometimes
a caretaker or housesitter who has applied for and been offered a
position is unable to accept for personal reasons. In those
cases, the landowners will contact other interested applicants.
Congratulations and enjoy your new adventure! 

Dear Gary, I have been a subscriber to your newsletter for many
years now and am enclosing my check for another three year
renewal. I have always felt that when I retired I would take
advantage of one of the many opportunities that you advertise.
Early this year one of the email updates interested me enough
that I sent an email to the property owner. After a couple of
email exchanges the owner called me to say that I was one of the
finalists. Because I was not yet retired and the position did not
provide health insurance I had to turn her down at this time. I
still feel that when I am ready your publication will provide me
with an interesting opportunity to supplement my retirement.
Thank you. R.N., Frisco, TX

Richard, thanks for renewing your Gazette subscription for
another three years. Glad to have you with us again. Now that
you're retired and ready to accept a caretaking position I'm sure
you'll find some interesting positions in the Gazette. Many of
our retired subscribers supplement their retirement income by
accepting housesitting and caretaking positions. They also tell
us that they use the Gazette to discover a better location for
their retirement years.

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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issue of The Caretaker Gazette, we normally sell out of ad space
early. We do everything on a first come first placed basis. 

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CARETAKER WANTED for a private island in Exumas, Bahamas through
April 2011. Need a responsible, non-smoker, single or couple.
Small boat operation and maintenance experience required.
Carpentry, general maintenance, and small equipment mechanic
skills needed. Private living arrangements provided. For details,


HELP NEEDED to caretake a private residence in Placencia Village.
This position requires the maintenance of a lush tropical garden,
structures and a dog and cat. House provided along with a salary.
References needed and an understanding of Spanish and third world
living would be a plus. Please email a letter about yourself,
along with your references to 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. For details, email:


CARETAKER NEEDED in Cottonwood, CA. Must have your own
trailer/5th wheel. Will need to feed horses, and do yard work. To
learn more, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed in Apple Valley. Looking for a man
who can be caretaker for three horses. Duties include daily
feeding, watering cleaning pens, and some small ranch type
repairs as needed. The property is 2.5 acres, fenced, quiet and
in a rural setting. Has room for your trailer or camper, or may
live in small travel trailer on property, for exchange of duties.
Utilities and food included. Room for you to set up a pen for
your horse. Miles of riding trails are available in the area.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further info. 

SINGLE OR COUPLE WANTED to manage our two pet friendly mountain
vacation rentals on a ranch in the San Diego Backcountry. Rustic
but comfortable lodging provided in renovated barn with lots of
workspace as well. Animals OK, horses OK. Internet and satellite
TV free, space for organic garden. In exchange for lodging, we
need you to clean and prepare houses for guests, take care of
trash, answer phone, greet and orientate guests. Maintenance
including things such as repairs, changing out propane tanks,
hauling firewood, washing windows, yard maintenance etc. Total
time spent per month is about 60 hours give or take … less
in the summer but more in the winter because of the need for
firewood … all houses heat primarily with wood. Must be
attentive to detail with good housekeeping skills, responsible,
honest, drug free, strong, healthy, like animals, hiking and
people. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and
personal info. Could work into permanent position … start
in Spring.

OLDER ENERGETIC COUPLE (between the ages of 40 - 60) desired as
long term guests for one of my mountain cottages in the bottom of
a canyon located four miles from I-80 and one hour east of
Sacramento. Keep all gold found in river; fish off porch. Must be
OK in a very remote location. Should be a handyman type with
common sense. Need income, 4WD truck, generator, computer, and
phone. Off grid experience recommended. No addictions, no
illnesses, and no children. This is not a job. Must be able to
pass drug and criminal background tests. Please send references
and background info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Upgrades in progress.  Available now.

CARETAKERS WANTED in Pollock Pines. A two bedroom/one bath mobile
home will be available in exchange for help around the ranch.
There is room for horses, and knowledge of horses will be a plus.
I prefer retired or stay-at-home people, but will consider all. I
have a bad back and need someone who can do the chores I can't.
We live in generator country - so a generator is required. 
Please send a letter with your phone # to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

and I own a beautiful, historic piece of land in Fairplay, CA
(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 physical and etheric
healing therapies 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 riding clinic or healing retreat. 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. I do have a county permitted trailer space with full
hookups and/or a bedroom or two (How about a separate duplex or
master suite?) as my home is very large with an ozonated hot tub
on the deck and a cold plunge right next to it. Want to help
build a lap pool, or a garage apartment, or a separate cottage?
There’s a National Champion black walnut tree, winter
creek, organic garden, old barn, pastures and the Cosumnes rivers
nearby. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who may be
wanting to share an existence in this magical area (or another),
please contact Susan at the following: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

CARETAKER REQUIRED for our 40 acre estate. Duties will include
landscaping, brush clearance, animal care, and driving. This is a
part-time position in the foothills of the Sierras. We are
located 10 minutes from Mountain Ranch, (nearest towns are San
Andreas and Jackson). The location is beautiful and property is
mainly parkland like and forest. There is an in-ground pool and
extensive landscaping to take care of. This position is really
trade for rent. We have a nice 25’ trailer for the
caretaker and we expect 10 hours work per week. We will pay for
any hours above 10. We are seeking somebody for a permanent job.
My husband and I live on the property. The caretaker will work
with me or my husband or on his own. We need a caretaker now and
are actively looking for one. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. Must have ranch and horse experience. Looking
for a long-term experienced horse handling/ranch care person.
This would be great for a contractor/handyman in exchange for
rent. No smoking, parties, or drama! Need current verifiable
references. 2 - 2.5 hours of daily care mornings and evenings or
way less time depending exactly how experienced, organized,
motivated, and efficient you are! There are only two horses and
one pony, when there is time: handyman, maintenance, and or
landscaping tasks. Includes city water, satellite, electricity,
and wi-fi. Use of washer and dryer is negotiable. Liability
prohibits any non-owner small pets or children. Please fax all
recent references and details of your current living and working

housekeeping, maintenance, landscaping and security on our
property. Full time duties for both employees will include (i)
weekly housekeeping including cleaning, laundry, windows, grocery
shopping and errands; (ii) maintenance of equipment, vehicles,
water systems, fencing and ponds; (iii) schedule and oversee
contractors, suppliers and service providers when on property;
(iv) landscaping including mowing, trimming, pruning, firewood
cutting, splitting and stacking, chipping and weed control; and
(v) maintenance of garden and greenhouse when owners are absent.
Make guests comfortable meeting their needs. The right couple
will be organized, detail oriented, self starting, capable of
anticipating owners' needs and motivated to please. Must be
discreet and respectful of highly private owners. Must be on site
when owners travel requiring a flexible work schedule. Must be
fit and in good health with a current driver’s license.
Non-smokers, no drugs or alcohol. Salary, housing and other
benefits provided. Please email your resume including salary
requirements, a current photo and references to


EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE, HANDY, live-in caretaker couple needed for
a 40 suites apartment complex on Kingsway in Vancouver. This
position will be available in February. Must be a non-smoker,
with no pets. To apply, please send your resume to:

Elizabethtown, Ontario. We are looking for a live-in farm couple
to assist in its 300 hog operation. Located on 100 acres about
one hour southwest of Ottawa, our family raises a heritage breed,
The Large Black Pig, on rotating pastures. We need a farm couple
to live on the farm year round, either in the house or in a 26'
trailer on the property. You would be expected to spend on
average about four to six hours each day tending the herd. Duties
include feeding, watering, bedding, tractor maintenance, electric
fencing and barn repairs and maintenance. Opportunities are
available for you to create your own market garden, chicken
flock, or other agricultural endeavor using our equipment and
land. All living expenses (except food) are covered. You will
receive a weekly cash stipend (amount to be negotiated) and will
have regular access to a car. Experience is not necessary. We are
looking for a couple with enthusiasm, honesty, a good work ethic
and a positive outlook who want to learn about alternative
farming. Ideally, we are looking for a committed couple who will
be with us for the long term, but will also consider a shorter
term. To learn more and to apply, please take a look at our

WANTED: a mature, responsible person for a temporary caretaking
position for approximately two to three months in two condos in
Saskatoon. Must have knowledge of boilers, cleaning, be
mechanically inclined, must get along well with others, and must
be able to work independently. Please fax your resume:

CARETAKERS/MANAGERS POSITION available for a mobile home park in
Sorrento, BC. We prefer a husband and wife team with handyman
skills who like to do yard work and enjoy dealing with the
public. Please fax a resume with covering letter to:

EXPERIENCED ON-SITE CARETAKER required for a 71 suite apartment
complex in North Kildonan, MB. A mature couple with good people
skills preferred. Duties: general cleaning, yard work, and small
repairs. Compensation will include a two bedroom suite and
salary. Please fax your resume to the Property Manager at

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. We need an experienced, reliable,
live-in caretaker for a two building, 84 suite complex, on the
south side of Edmonton. Some duties include: managing, general
maintenance, cleaning and extensive grounds keeping. Please fax

two years of experience. This is a full-time, live-out position
in the Magog region and occasionally in Mont-Tremblant
(accommodation provided while in Mont-Tremblant). Excellent
English and French requested. Salary: CAD$60,000+. This position
is open to candidates who are currently legal to work in Canada
and starts in February 2011. Please apply through our website:


construction, carpentry, permaculture gardening, eco-building
with earth, bamboo, etc. on Guadeloupe Island. We have fruit
trees, mangoes, coconuts, bananas, etc. We are located in a small
village and the beach is three km away. If you have experience
with construction and permaculture, please email me at


ISLAND CARETAKER needed for a beach house on Baru Island. Baru
Island is close to Cartagena in Colombia and is a fast developing
area. For more details and caretaker requirements, please email


INTERNS NEEDED to start in April. Rain Crow Farm is a small
family owned farm in western Colorado. Our farm is bordered by
the North Fork of the Gunnison and we have wonderful views of the
mountains that surround Paonia. We grow a wide variety of veggies
with salad mix being a big time consumer. We need help
irrigating, planting, weeding and harvesting. We go to two
farmers' markets and sell to wholesalers. We are willing to talk
about a flexible schedule allowing time for exploring in the
area. All farm produce and eggs are available for your
consumption. We do offer a stipend. This stipend is based on five
days or 40-50 hours a week. Housing is in a beautiful rustic
cabin by the river, surrounded by cottonwoods, birds, deer,
beaver, quiet, and views of the mountains! There is no
electricity or running water in the cabin, but we do have both up
at the barn and shop. There is a kitchen area, sitting area, loft
and porch in the cabin. We have a composting toilet and solar
shower bag for your use at the cabin. For more details, please

NEED HARDWORKING COUPLE with references that will intern and
prove themselves reliable for eight months. Stipend and rustic
housing offered. Need to be progressive, sustainability minded
thinkers with a background in traditional ranching preferred.
Will be required to progress property towards goal of a low cost,
sustainable operation. This property is now summering 140 AU
multi-species under partial use, half-capacity. No chemicals,
hormones, etc. have been used for several years and want to keep
it that way. You will need the stamina, common sense, manners and
temperament to keep up with a traditional ranching work schedule
of 24/365. Must have respect for animals, livestock, wildlife and
Mother Nature. Housing conditions are rustic. Ranch set-up is
basic, no-frills. You will be required to do all jobs along-side
owners and independently, from fencing to irrigation (flood,
sprinklers), repairs, working livestock, riding (horse,
four-wheeler), running equipment including haying, tractors, etc.
Pets will be allowed only if they do not engage or harass
livestock and owner must build shelter upon arrival.  No smokers,
no drug users, No excessive alcohol users, No exceptions!  Please
mail your info to us and we will review all info packets received
and contact everyone back before February 20, 2011. Interviews in
person will be required. Start date is scheduled for
approximately March 15, 2011. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls
until after your packet has been sent to us please!

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE. We are a small family farm
seeking the help of a few hard working interns that have a
serious interest in learning how to grow quality organic food. We
need a solid commitment from May 1st until November 1st. We have
tried shorter stays, but it does not work for our family or farm.
If you would like to come earlier than May 1st, this has worked
out well in the past. In exchange for your commitment and hard
work you will receive the hands on experience needed in growing
food organically as well running a small organic farm. We grow a
large assortment of vegetable row crops. You can expect to learn
field production as well as greenhouse and hoop house management,
planting, weeding, harvesting, post-harvest handling, weed and
insect control, marketing, distribution, farmers' market set-up
and sales, and customer service. You must enjoy working with
people, customer service, be in good physical condition, have a
strong work ethic, and tolerate working in the heat. Our main
income comes from direct selling of our product at three area
farmers' markets. We are seeking paid interns to work in
assisting in field preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting,
post-harvest packaging, staking, watering, laying weed barriers,
packing produce, marketing and distribution. We pay $125 weekly
before taxes based on a 40 hour work week. You will be paid for
actual hours worked. We expect a 45-55 hour work week, including
early mornings and Saturdays with 1 - 1 1/2 days off per week.
Harvest days are unpredictable, so we ask that you not make plans
for Thursday nor Saturday evenings, as we often work late on
those days. You may also enjoy the produce, as it becomes
abundant. We have a small bunkhouse for sleeping in as well as
ample camping space if it is preferred. For more details, please


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from February
15 through March 30. We are planning on taking an overseas trip,
while our housesitter looks after our home and cats. We prefer a
non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very clean,
someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will be
quiet – and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have
checkable references. For more details, please email


OUR 69 ACRE FINCA/FARM borders the Rincon rainforest reserve
which is part of a wider conservation area in the northern region
of Costa Rica. This conservation area includes Guanacaste
National Park, Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Santa Rosa
National Park. We strive to support local conservation efforts
through sustainable living and farming practices and sustainable
forest management and aim to create a replicable model of these
practices for local people and international visitors. Some of
the ways we do this is by applying permaculture design, organic
farming, natural building and composting. We are seeking
volunteers who will be involved in all aspects of life on the
farm and can assist with planting, tending the gardens, feeding
the animals, cooking, gathering firewood, natural building
projects. We have a beautiful river that provides us with water
for drinking, bathing, washing, and watering during the dry
season. Accommodations and meals are provided. Volunteers are
encouraged to bring their suggestions, ideas and to collaborate
with us on any projects they wish to develop. If interested,

VOLUNTEERS interested in sustainable and organic agriculture can
come, learn and experience on our family-run agroecological farm
located in La Valle de General, three hours south of San Jose. We
have horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit trees,
grass for forage, several crop species, spring-water wells,
rainforest, red worm composting, biogas digester, and a pond.
Work includes construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds,
soil conservation, maintenance of medicinal plants, maintaining
the spring water wells, harvesting crops and other projects
related to the day-to-day maintenance of the farm. You need to be
reasonably fit. The work is meant to be exhilarating not
exhausting. For more information, please email us at

mingle daily with the beautiful Campesino people, make lifelong
friends and participate in a style of living that changes them
forever. Volunteering and interning at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
offers you the unique opportunity to feel and become a part of
the magic and beauty of this infrequently visited area of Costa
Rica. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an environmental learning and
sustainable living center, rural sanctuary and lodge located in
and on the edge of the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa
Rica’s beautiful Puriscal County. To learn more and to
apply, please visit 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


project, mostly because we offer plenty of caretaking activities
that benefit the rain forest here. In other words, our caretaking
options are more in the sense of taking care of reforestation
projects. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a piece of land in the rain
forest of the lower mountain region of northwestern
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's province. There are many things a
volunteer caretaker can engage in at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: from
work in facilities such as road maintenance, house
bio-construction projects (mainly orchard woods, bamboo and cob),
up to other activities such as reforestation projects
maintenance. We are also very open to new initiatives from
volunteers who may contribute to the establishing of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX as a space for conservation and a
sustainable life style. Another important aspect of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX lies in its attempt to become a space for
people who want to have a practical experience of what it means
to have a different relation to nature. We work this aspect at a
personal level and at a practical level through the multiple
activities that need to be done. We also work our relation to
nature through occasional workshops and traditional shamanic
ceremonies with powerful plants. For the rest of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – it is a space to relax in and learn
from nature! For more information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,


WE ARE LOOKING for a hard working, flexible couple to help with
the smooth running of a large country house on a private estate
in Kent. Duties to include, general cleaning, driving, laundry
and some cooking, for the housekeeper. Work in stables, good
horse rider required, and some maintenance work for your partner.
Self contained cottage accommodation provided. Must have current
driving license, Criminal Records Bureau check to be conducted,
and excellent references are required. Please call

COUPLE REQUIRED for a house in Salisbury Wiltshire. Must be
dog-loving and prepared to work weekends and public holidays.
Responsibilities include cooking, housekeeping, house/pool
maintenance and security. Both must be excellent drivers. The
financial package includes a three bedroom cottage. The start
date will be in February 2011. Please apply in writing including


FLORIDA FAMILY searching for a full-time, long-term domestic
couple. High-energy family with personable pets, with luxury
residences in Florida and Hawaii. Informal lives that demand
extraordinary care/expertise. Housing/transportation provided.
Weekdays and occasional weekends, flexibility for special
occasions, entertaining/holidays. Salary negotiable.
Responsibilities include security of family/residences. Total
exterior/interior household maintenance and ground maintenance. 
All laundry needs including extensive wardrobe/exquisite linens.
Household shopping, errands/veterinarian appointments. Meal
preparation as requested. All entertaining, parties/event
requests including managing outside vendors as needed. Maintain
accurate household inventories. Manage/oversee all necessary
approved outside vendors for weekly/monthly services. Majority of
building maintenance/repair managed in-house.
Maintenance/exceptional care of luxury vehicles/yachts. Working
with Personal Assistant/Manager. Candidates must be personable,
loyal, self-starters, conscientious, honest, of high integrity,
polished, professional, understand social etiquette/service.
Minimum 5+ year experience. Practiced with quality cleaning/care
of antiques, silver, fine art, etc. Excellent
organizational/problem solving skills. Must have the ability to
work independently and as a team. Good with pets. No allergies.
Must speak/read English. Legal to reside/work in USA. Excellent
driving record. No children, no smoking, drug-free/excellent
health. Verifiable current/former references. Detailed background
check will be conducted. Qualified applicants please forward your
resume, recent photograph and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE IN THEIR LATE 70s seeks a hands-on, live-in Household
Manager to care for their multiple homes immediately. They have
an elderly dog who requires hands-on care. Other responsibilities
include light cooking, housecleaning, household arrangements,
maintaining the family calendar, chauffeuring, providing
assistance with medication when needed, etc. Employee must have
own automobile and wear a uniform provided by employer. They have
three primary residences: one in an island near Canada, one in
Florida and one in Grand Cayman Islands. They have another home
in Columbus, Ohio, where you may be asked to travel to for a day
or so. A clean driving record and police background is required,
as is a current passport. The right candidate will be flexible,
dependable, and have a pleasant disposition. If you enjoy keeping
busy, serving delightful and fun-loving older employers, and
traveling and working in remote places, this could be the perfect
position for you. They need someone as soon as possible, so
don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Salary to $65,000
and includes living accommodations where applicable as well as
contribution toward a private health insurance policy. Please
respond only by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXif you are
interested; no phone calls. Only those with an employment
application on file with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required
experience will be considered.


SOME HOLIDAY/SOME WORK/some pay. Looking for a friendly couple
with knowledge of French to take care of our country house in
Provence. Must have own transportation, a clean driver’s
license, and be non-smokers. Requirements are house cleaning, a
little gardening and general handyperson work. The duration will
be approximately six months from the end of April 2011. Studio
accommodation will be provided. Applicant’s personal
details, references, and a recent photo should be sent to

SITE HELPERS required for a small campsite from April until
September 2011. Come and enjoy the tranquility and beautiful
surroundings of Camping Le Moulin, located in rural France beside
the river and town of Chef Boutonne. This is a place to spend
time with the Braley and Cook family. There are separate areas
for mobile caravans and caravans/tents, located on opposite sides
of the beautiful former watermill. We need couples only, please.
General duties are in reception, gardening, and cleaning. Caravan
or camper vans are essential. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to learn more, or email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FANCY A BREAK in the South of France (near Cannes) this summer
for six to eight weeks in exchange for some help cleaning, etc.
in our Mobile Home Park? We can offer you free accommodation. You
should be a couple who are easy going and reliable. Must be 40+.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details in France at


HOUSESITTER wanted in Perry, GA. A spacious apartment will be
available for a handyman/handywoman prepared to invest two
working days per week helping with sanding, repainting, and
tiling. You can watch over and just housesit the apartment the
other five days per week. Part of the work has been completed by
housesitters who have other commitments and will be moving on to
their next assignment. You can start ASAP. For more information,


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Bavaria, any time. My home is located in
the Alps, south of Munich, at a height of 1,000 meters. I have a
lovely quiet place, in total nature, next to a village five
minutes away by car. You’ll need to take care of my two
cats. If you love nature and would like to housesit here, please


HOUSESITTER needed for my small, two bedroom Honolulu home. I
have a Jacuzzi and private fenced backyard. Housesit and watch
over my three dogs, two birds, one cat, and aquarium fish - so
you must like animals. Also, must water the plants, inside and
outside. This is an exchange for free rent for the month of
March. The housesitter does not need to stay at the house all day
but overnight is required, and walking the dogs at least twice a
day will be required. You do not need a car to get around as I am
in an urban area. References required. Must be a non-smoker, no
drugs, and no alcohol. To apply, please email

HELP NEEDED. Our off grid eco sustainable organic farm
incorporates organic sustainable agroecology, permaculture,
agroforestry, regenerative agriculture into our living
educational homestead project. We want to attract folks who have
more altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly
stop the insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for
a new adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself,
and I, escapism, and adding to the problem). Learn to become part
of the solution instead of part of the problem at Popai’s
educational living project. We are an educational living project
that aligns with peer reviewed scientific evidence that inspires
us to come up with solutions to co-create-caregive the mother of
us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable and responsible way. Rick
is a physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a
book and educate rather than medicate about creating a fair,
responsible, healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse
of the planet? Long term/occasional short term couples or single
folks, Peace Corp like folks, committed to deep ecology,
permaculture, and are health conscious,
drug/addiction/materialism free, responsible, energetic,
disciplined, fit, stable couple/single (age 20 - 40's) wanted. We
are asking that the couple/single "homestead dance" or
work trade in exchange for housing: 18 hours per week for single
or 28 hours a week per couple. Hours are flexible. The dance
entails: chopping coconuts, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, garden/structure
maintenance, making dog food and supplements for the cats. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes and
transport fodder, green/animal manures in wheelbarrows. Six
months minimum stay, but occasionally open to short term. Four
structures are available with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot shower, stove,
refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four miles away,
snorkeling 1½ miles. Please send your resume, references,
and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to


LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME experienced maintenance/caretaker person.
To apply, please mail your resume to Maintenance/Caretaker


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Wexford, in southeast Ireland from April
29th to May 24th inclusive. We need housesitters (a couple
preferably) who will love our two dogs and cats and our home.
Also we would need to have our grass cut at least once whilst we
are away. For more information, please email


WE ARE LOOKING for a clean and tidy responsible caretakers and
gardeners to stay in our beautiful large Tuscany country home in
the Chianti countryside near Florence over the winter (the time
is flexible) to care for our wonderful dog and do some
gardening/landscaping in return for accommodation. Heating costs
will need to be contributed to. You will need a car and
references.  The house is fairly newly renovated, has wi-fi,
satellite, etc. and has a large fireplace. Please send any
interest or enquiries for further information to


CARETAKER WANTED. Experienced, physically fit single or couple
needed as caretakers for a large, private estate in Slidell,
Louisiana. This is a long term, full-time 40 hour per week
live-in position. Duties include landscape maintenance, general
handyman work, pool, tree and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for
all outdoor buildings, fences and furniture. Use and maintenance
of heavy equipment required. Strong mechanical, electrical,
carpentry and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services. This
is a unique opportunity for a special, hardworking couple,
looking for a rewarding career in a rural, natural environment.
Successful applicant must be a self starter with the ability to
work independently and perform regular duties without close
supervision. Compensation package includes on-site private
residence, (two bedroom, house, with one bath, attached garage,
etc., on two acres of wooded land, located in the middle of the
property) paid utilities (except telephone and satellite TV),
salary, health insurance and other benefits. High attention to
detail! Must pass a background check, work well with people, and
possess a valid US driver’s license. Please fax your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME ANIMAL CARETAKER needed in New Orleans, LA. Must take
care of our eight indoor cats and can stay rent free in a house.
We prefer a single older lady. Must be a non-smoker, non-drinker.
Our place is private and clean. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DUNCAN'S FAMILY CAMPGROUND needs a couple with RV campground work
experience for a year round position. We are located in Maryland
near Washington DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Chesapeake Bay.
We will provide a full RV hookup site with cable and wi-fi. We
are a seasonal campground with the summer months being the
busiest. Please check out our website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXand
then email your resume, references, and salary desired to

“David Knight - Lights, Camera, Caretaker…”
Date of Birth: 9/17/61
Interests: amateur boatbuilding and restoration, sailing, tennis,
and travel 
Quote: "When you wake up, get up, and when you get up, DO
something …”

                               David Knight

   There is no question that the life of a Caretaker is an odd
one. This prompts the following dialogue on occasion:
    Curious Individual - “What do the owners do for a
    Seasoned Caretaker – “I’m not sure”
    Curious Individual – “Are they famous?”
    Seasoned Caretaker – “You know, I think everyone
is famous in their own way, it’s what makes us all unique,
don’t you think?”
    Curious Individual – “What’s a place like
this cost?”
    Seasoned Caretaker – “Couldn’t even guess,
but If I don’t get back to work, it won’t stay this
nice very long …”
   And so it goes… It’s been my experience that
discretion, accuracy, organization and the ability to be
effective and almost invisible when the owners are in residence
are some key launching points to do this sometimes very odd
   But getting to this place of ten acres on the water in
Chesapeake Bay was a long journey.
   I started out in this business of caretaking and property
management some 12 years ago after a divorce, a mid-life
awakening, and a very strong desire to return to a much simpler
life with less stress. Before heading to Maryland to begin my
very first job as a caretaker on a 250 acre waterfront farm, I
was managing a theater in North Carolina handling the technical
set up of touring theater groups, and before that, several years
as a television producer director as well as a framing carpenter
and cabinet maker in Virginia. There were even several courses in
basic boat construction at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin,
Maine. The hands on method is the life for me, always has been.
Looking back, it is easy to see now that those seemingly
disjointed paths I had chosen have somehow folded into this
varied skill set that is a pretty good fit for the life of a
beginning Caretaker, and now Property Manager.
   I often get asked “What exactly do you DO during the
day”? My method has evolved over the years into three
fairly broad categories of activity, bouncing at the needs of the
owners between 1) – Direct service when owners or guests
are in residence taking care of needs during the visit, 2)
– Recovery of the property to a clean and ready state once
they depart in prep for the next visit by the immediate family or
friends, and 3) – Maintenance: I am what is termed a
“Working Manager” handling organization, necessary
repairs (many of which are done in-house), maintenance,
(painting, plumbing, electrical improvements, boat prep and
preventive work etc.). This last group is perhaps the most
important beyond owner convenience and comfort as this is where I
am able to stay ahead of the sometimes daunting task of keeping
all the house systems working well, boats and cars at the ready,
grounds tidy – the staying “ahead” is perhaps
the most challenging as you need to develop an eye to spot
trouble before it becomes an issue, usually at the most
inconvenient time.
   My current position is on a 10 acre property right on the
Chesapeake Bay. It includes a Main House, two cottages for
guests, a shop area, and newly built barn with indoor basketball
court and office space adjacent to the tennis court. This is the
first live out position that I have held as the others usually
provided housing. While living on the property is convenient, it
is important to also have an “outside life” away from
the property. However, in this situation living away, it is
equally important to be available to the owners when in residence
in case the need arises for additional support or the odd repair
that crops up. Perhaps the best feature of all this is that I am
given the latitude to be totally self-directed. This is one of
the best features of this position and allows for great
flexibility of scheduling projects, but also affords time to
become highly organized and proactive about maintenance issues at
   I suppose there is no typical day as there are so many things
to look after. For example, I can work on interior painting or
drywall repair, leave tools in place while drying and head
outside to the vegetable garden and begin clearing the garden for
the next growing season. I might start prepping some interior
pieces on the family yacht (this is particularly fun as one of my
hobbies is amateur boatbuilding and restoration). On rainy days I
spend some time organizing cleaning supplies or reviewing vendor
contracts so when the owners arrive, all is ready to go and all
necessary things are at hand. When the owners are in residence I
am always on hand to prep the family yacht, warm the diesel
engine, check systems and safety gear, put the finishing touches
on things like windows and galley, stock the fridge for drinks
and head out for a day of fishing or take the family to dinner
with guests on board. On the smaller boat, summer is filled with
tubing and fishing trips to the bay with the owners’ kids.
Winter will find me in the shop handling the tractor and
machinery maintenance to ready the gear for spring, and there was
a bit of time to build some needed shelving and custom drawers
for the work bench built just last year. Some interesting
opportunities also arise like when we had to remove a large oak
tree, and instead of cutting it for firewood, hired a local
gentleman with a band mill to saw the logs into lumber for a
boathouse project.
   Through it all, there is a quiet and gentleness about the day
that adds to the pleasure of the job. Being able to enjoy that
unfolding of the day is but one of the many things that was
lacking in the Television and Theater business. And although the
scope of my position encompasses not one, but now three
properties, I still totally enjoy heading out each morning,
waiting for the deer to cross the road as I turn down the lane
and jump into the day’s projects.  It is a far cry from
that first day on the farm 12 years ago as a new Caretaker, but I
wouldn’t trade this job for any other, and I certainly
wouldn’t head back into that dark control room surrounded
by the blue monitors on the wall. Thanks to The Caretaker Gazette
for being that one and only guide for some really terrific
opportunities in my career. For those of you who are just
starting out, this is a wonderful career filled with challenges
and learning possibilities sprinkled with fun – give it a

                David’s getting the family yacht


approximately 600 acre peninsula located in West Yarmouth,
Massachusetts. The landscape consists largely of beaches and
dunes, marshland, fields and wooded areas. The waterfront faces
Nantucket Sound and Lewis Bay as well as a boat harbor and it
includes several small ponds. There are currently 41 privately
owned homes. The job of a Caretaker involves watching over and
taking care of common areas and provides urgent
’triage’ services for private residences. The job
depends largely on a case-to-case basis and may involve a range
of duties such as: 1) Supervise and manage all maintenance
employees. 2) Maintain all common areas including grounds,
buildings, facilities, roads, equipment, vehicles, boats, docks
and fire system, 3) Supervise fire and safety services, 4)
Develop maintenance budgets in cooperation with the Island
Manager. General Position Requirements: 1) Experience in
personnel management, 2) Knowledge of carpentry, wiring, plumbing
and docks and boats management, 3) Excellent interpersonal,
leadership and multi-tasking skills, 4) Knowledge of 
environmentally sensitive landscape management and maintenance
techniques, methods and procedures, 5) Strong mechanical aptitude
and ability to perform manual labor, 6) Able to operate heavy
machinery used in performing duties, 7) Able to manage boats and
docks, 8) Must be willing to re-locate. General Qualifications:
9) 10+ years or equivalent experience in estate management, a
caretaker position, General Contracting and Marine Operations
experience a plus, 10) Strong knowledge of project management and
reporting processes. Compensation and Benefits: A competitive
compensation and benefits package will be provided. If interested
please email your resume along with a photograph and references


can caretake a combination of campground, rustic retreat center,
permaculture farm, and a forming ecovillage in Michoacan for one
month while the owners are away. This is a quiet setting, ideal
for writers or people who want a break from city life. Internet
access and electricity during the day. Sauna for hot showers.
Caretakers must love cats and dogs. A vehicle is not required but
if the caretakers have one we prefer that they have a
4-wheel-drive or pick-up as our road is rocky. We are seeking
people who have interest in the projects. The ideal applicants
will want to improve their resume and focus on an ecological
project here on the property. Qualified applicants can contact us


AN ADULT COUPLE in Minnesota seeks a hands-on Household Manager
immediately to oversee their Housecleaner and keep their
household running smoothly. Responsibilities include supervising
contractors, housecleaning, laundry and ironing, bed making,
closet organization, grocery shopping, light errands, packing and
unpacking, caring for pets, polishing silver, caring for china
and crystal, floral arranging, inventory, and special projects.
Must be certified in First Aid and CPR and have experience
working in private upscale homes. They require someone very
detail-oriented who takes pride in their work. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience. Please respond only by
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested; no phone
calls. Only those with an employment application on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required experience will be
considered for this position.

CARETAKER TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL needed to live on-site in a large
two-bedroom unit at centrally located community in Minneapolis on
great public transportation lines. You will be responsible for
daily common area cleaning and yard work in a 182-unit complex,
plus month-end apartment turns. Limited emergency on-call duties
will also be required. Competitive compensation provided. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Please fax your cover letter and resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a lovely condominium building in
Bloomington. Boiler and pool licenses are required. Duties
include cleaning, record keeping and light maintenance. An
on-site apartment will be included in salary. Please fax resumes

ENJOY SUMMER while work camping on a deep clear Minnesota lake!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in Ponsford seeks two couples for
the 2011 season. Full RV hookup sites are provided for hours
worked, plus additional paid hours. Free boat and motor provided.
Work includes customer service, grounds maintenance, boat
launching, and facility maintenance. Couples should be in good
physical condition and enjoy working with people. Employment is
from May through mid-August. We can be flexible on the start and
end date. Please mail your resume and references to


A CASSVILLE, MO RESORT is looking for a couple to clean cabins in
exchange for a full hookup RV site. The position will pay minimum
wage over 20 hours per week as a couple, but this will not happen
regularly. This is not a position that will supply a supplemental
income. Our other workers have part-time jobs elsewhere. This
will also provide ample time for fishing, hunting, etc. This can
be a year-round position or seasonal. The season starts in March
and ends in November. We are located two miles from the beautiful
Roaring River, one hour from Branson, and 30 minutes from Eureka
Springs. To learn more and to apply, please check out the

LIVE RENT-FREE on central Missouri acreage. Need a couple or
single person with excellent handyman skills to clean up and
repair the property, work with our realtor and stay in the home
until the home sells. Please respond by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Need references and letter or resume
describing skills. Length of stay negotiable. Possible additional
compensation negotiable.


wanted in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A couple is needed to caretake
and cook for a guest ranch in Glacier Park Montana. Start date is
August 13, 2011 for four to five weeks. We rent the property
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX weekly to art and photography groups. Must
be able to do basic cooking, cleaning and simple maintenance for
20 people. Includes room, private cabin, board and excellent
salary, approximately $1,000 per week. If compatible with ranch
and owner this position will be available for the entire summer
2012. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a grounds
superintendent/caretaker for the fair grounds. Duties include
scheduling events, cleaning, mowing and general maintenance. To
apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


job for a non-smoking, energetic mature couple or single person.
Care and oversight of two side by side properties located on the
edge of Las Vegas in a rural/suburban area. Duties include care
of horses, chickens, cats, barn, lawns, trees, orchards, gardens,
and maintenance of irrigation systems, some light handyman
duties. Some management of third parties, however majority of
work is do-it-yourself items. Knowledge of residential
electrical, plumbing, irrigation systems and gardening is a plus
for use in basic exterior, interior household and yard
maintenance. Must have knowledge of horses and not be afraid of
them but no need to have horse training experience. Looking for
applicants who want a long-term commitment. Apartment is a
furnished one bedroom, one bath unit with full kitchen. Apartment
is separate from the main residence. Utilities, cable, and
internet included. Please respond with resume to

RANCH/PROPERTY MANAGERS needed. Las Vegas based
investor/philanthropist has a Foundation with a unique
opportunity for a couple to manage and oversee its Ranch Facility
(no animals) used for foundation related activities and special
events, located in the National Park just west of Las Vegas,
Nevada. This is a long term, year round, commitment to become
part of a family that provides a camp type setting for critically
ill children and other life challenging childhood disabilities.
Considerable knowledge of building/construction, site and
landscape operations, maintenance and repairs a must. Charitable
organizations experience a plus. Other preferred characteristics
include healthy lifestyle, physically fit, outgoing personality,
hospitality oriented, and organized. Please email resumes to


HELP WANTED: Looking for a couple to help with starting and
running a restaurant. Need a couple with restaurant experience to
start and operate a small restaurant. Location is in an old
western boom town. This nearly ghost town has become a popular
day trip for tourists traveling through New Mexico. It is 40
miles to the nearest restaurant, and we would like to solve that
problem by starting one here. Task consists of helping to select
and install kitchen equipment, then run the operation including
cooking, baking, serving, and clean up. Owners will provide
building and equipment, plus full RV hook up or adjacent
residence. Operators will provide know-how and labor. We will
split profits. Expected customer base includes local residents,
an adjacent small RV Park, and visitors to this ghost town.
Advantages include a quiet life style in a rural mountain setting
and friendly neighbors. Disadvantages include distance to town
(40 miles). If you would like more information, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You may want to check our web site at


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (a private family recreation club in Old
Forge, NY) has a summer/six month position available from May 1
until the end of October. Work is 40 hours per week. Weekends a
must. Couple preferred. Live-in assistants to lodge managers.
Private one bedroom apartment. Assist with property maintenance,
light construction, housekeeping, general store, cooking for
Saturday night picnic (100 guests). Requires
“hospitality” skills, enjoyment of a remote
lifestyle, and a driver’s license. A criminal background
check and references required. Please forward your resume/letters
of interest and salary requirement to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls please.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is looking for seasonal
residential staff to work in the Front of House, kitchen/dining
room, garden, facilities, and housekeeping departments.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes west of Woodstock, NY in
the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We're looking for hard-working,
professional, 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. Work
with a great team! Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through
October 2011. Compensation includes room and board plus weekly
stipend. After work, enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool,
meditation sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited
to participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs. Please
visit our website to learn more about us: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For complete job descriptions and an application package, please

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER WANTED for a property in upstate New York
(near the Massachusetts border). Position is on-site, full time.
Two bedroom/one bath residence is provided. Responsibilities
include maintenance of buildings (post and beam barn, two rental
houses and owner’s home), grounds, and machinery, as well
as care of pets in owner’s absence. Strong mechanical
skills required (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating, small
engine and other equipment repair/maintenance). Positive,
friendly attitude and a sincere love of animals also required. To
ensure security of residents and property (against fire hazards,
unauthorized hunting, etc.), the caretaker will be expected to
assume a strong presence on the property. No drugs/no smoking.
Salary commensurate with experience. Current references required.
 Please send your resume and/or letter of interest to
description will be provided upon contact.

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE starting in the Spring. Need a
couple for my three bedroom ranch home on 14 acres, one hour
north of Binghamton. The couple needs to handle small carpenter
jobs, foundation repair, fencing, installing a wood burning
stove, and maintaining the grounds and animals. I have well
water, a gravity fed spring, and water pond. You will have full
access to all the land to grow and market your own organic
produce. You keep all the profits. There is an organic food coop
that delivers raw organic dairy that you could sell your harvest
as they don’t have a source for produce as of yet. No rent
will be charged, however you must be able to pay for your
electricity and taxes of approximately $1,900 per year. However
if you are very handy and would want to install solar panels this
can be done also, and all supplies would be purchased for you. If
you have always wanted to start up your own small organic farm
then this might be ideal for you. If you would like to have a dog
it must be kept outside as a farm watchdog. For more information,

BEAUTIFUL MOHAWK VALLEY property, located in upstate New York,
has a need for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Looking for a
person who loves animals, and is able to help with a special
needs Newfoundland who has epilepsy. Property includes horses,
and a natural lamb, and pork operation. Please call

COUPLE IS NEEDED as a house/event management team at a 50 acre
Catskills estate with enchanted forests, rivers and a 100 foot
waterfall! Must be responsible, creative and skilled managers.
Duties include the care of a 7,000 sq. ft. facility and grounds
(basic electrical, plumbing and construction), guest booking,
small garden and general housekeeping and keeping the home homey
- including regular organizing, cleaning and laundry (in
conjunction with staff). Ideally suited for those able to design
and implement organizational systems and who are dedicated to
fostering an economically/environmentally sustainable community.
Experience in permaculture a plus. Many retreats offer yoga or
are spiritual in nature and the vibe of the house is very
magical. This job is for people who feel simpatico with these
activities. Must be reliable, quick thinking, highly motivated,
self reliant, able to troubleshoot and problem solve with
excellent communication skills, positive attitude and good
aesthetic eye. Position runs April through November 2011, with
year-round living possibility. Benefits include housing,
utilities and monthly stipend. A driver’s license and own
vehicle are required. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Please email resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE NEEDED, roughly 30 miles outside of Manhattan. We seek a
responsible, experienced couple to live on the property of a
large private home with several structures. One will be a chef
who can create gourmet/healthy meals for small/large gatherings,
serving, clearing, and keeping an orderly kitchen. The other will
be responsible for frequent driving (must have a clean and valid
license), care for vehicles, general maintenance around property
(must be handy) and security of the property. Both must be
willing to run errands, shop, keep structures in good working
order and assist with other duties. Must be extremely flexible
with schedule, hours/days off, willing to work holidays, travel
as needed. Must enjoy being around children/pets, be trustworthy,
discreet, detail oriented, fluent English, Spanish a plus,
provide excellent references and be eligible to work in the
United States. Competitive salary, private housing and benefits
provided. Please email your resume, references, and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We conduct in-depth
reference and background checks on all of our hires.     


FARM CARETAKER needed. Private accommodation and outgoing in
return for regular help on a pretty farm property near Warkworth
(a small town in the upper North Island of New Zealand). This
would be suitable for a fit single, semi-retired person with a
farming background. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (a non-profit Spanish school and eco-hotel)
needs volunteers. We are located in the beautiful hills of
Masaya, just an hour south of Managua. The purpose of this
project is community development and we work to employ as many
local Nicaraguans as possible. Within the last year, we have
expanded our employment sector, as well as our volunteer
opportunities, by creating multiple organic farms on various
patches of land near our small piece of property. You combine
volunteer work with Spanish classes: We offer 20 hours of formal
one-on-one Spanish classes in our volunteer package so that
volunteers are able to communicate with the Nicaraguans they work
with on the finca, enhancing the experience and the understanding
of local practices. Volunteers live in home stays with local
families, all well known to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This enhances
immersion in the community as well as the opportunity to get to
know more locals on a personal level. Weekly de-briefing sessions
are held within XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in English, so you can
share the upside of your placement and reflect on learning
aspects. Also to help you make sense of some the more demanding
and difficult experiences. For more information, please write to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for two responsible people who
can stay for a minimum of three months to work in reception at
the farm. Duties include receiving and caring for the guests as
well as preparing the natural products which are made at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX permaculture farm. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

GENERAL MANAGER needed for a busy café in Nicaragua.
Requirements: fluent Spanish and English, third world experience,
unflappable disposition, basic computer skills, and excellent
people skills. Compensation: housing and stipend to cover basic
(local) living costs. Timeframe: Nicaraguan 6-day, 48-hour
workweek but days off will be arranged. Typical workload: 65%
active supervision, 25% administrative, 10% planning/meeting.
Start date to be determined. Description of Ideal Candidate:
intelligent, slightly jaded (but not completely cynical), strict
yet forgiving of human failings, excellent customer service,
decision-maker, fair and honest, responsible, pragmatic (not
reactive) in problem solving. Restaurant experience (especially
Waffle House!) helpful.  Able to wash dishes or work a cash
register as needed. Can laugh when both water and power fail at
the same time - and then keep going. Notices what things could be
done faster or better and introduces such improvements. Should be
slightly perturbed by a messy working area but able to tidy up in
a matter of minutes. Treats (marvelous) staff with great respect,
but disciplines as necessary. Independent and capable of forging
ties in a strange new place and comes with the intention of
making Nicaragua home for at least a year. If fun for you is
seeing through a crazy rush and then high-fiving all the players
who made it possible, this job is for you. Description of a Poor
Match: If you want to come to Nicaragua to “make a
difference”; if you believe that “we have so much and
they have so little”; if your concept of a good boss
features someone in a suit directing others, … skip past
this ad. Furthermore, personality types that are avoidant of
conflict, overly shy (not to be confused with
“quiet”), into partying, and/or uninterested in
blending in with the local cultural norms need not apply. Serious
inquiries only. Please email a brief cover letter and resume to

A SMALL ECO SURF LODGE in Nicaragua is looking for seasonal
(minimum two to three months) volunteers/staff as from March
2011. You should be adventurous, service oriented, outgoing, be
able to cook for small groups (10-15 guests), and have a minimum
basic knowledge of Spanish. For info please email us at


HELP WANTED. We are looking for a caretaker, housekeeper and cook
for a couple. Will furnish room and board in the Chapel Hill
area. Must have good references. Please mail your history and


RANCH JOB AVAILABLE in south central North Dakota. Would be
working with cattle, calving, tagging, feeding cows, and fencing.
Some farming included too. We use mostly wheelers horses. Not a
lot of riding. Live approximately 40 miles from a town. Have
housing available and wage will depend on experience. I am a
quadriplegic man but very able and have equipment to match my
needs. Need a current driver’s license. Need to be a self
starter and very motivated. Would prefer a single person. To


AN UPSCALE, PROMINENT New Albany, OH estate requires a live-out
Laundry Specialist. This exquisite home requires someone with
copious expertise and experience in caring for fine clothing and
fabrics. The right candidate will also have outstanding ironing
skills. If you enjoy caring for the finest quality clothing for
an outstanding family, this is a position you will love! Salary
commensurate with skills and experience. Please respond only by
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested; no phone
calls please. Only those with an employment application on file
with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required experience will be

RV HOST: Beautiful central Ohio City with a rich historical
heritage needs a camp host for RV camping beginning April 1st.
Light duties include RV registration, cleaning, and mowing.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and for more information,

DUBLIN, OH COUPLE seeks a detail-oriented Housecleaner/Household
Manager for their gorgeous, museum-quality home. The couple and
their four small dogs are in residence for about six months out
of the year. Due to business interests, they spend their summers
in and out of town. Must be a non-smoker; cooking skills are a
plus. Must have at least two years of full-time experience in one
wealthy home. They would prefer a graduate from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, as you would be replacing a previous
graduate who worked for them over 10 years. If you’re a
perfectionist who can deliver, this is an excellent opportunity
with the potential for an outstanding, well-earned salary. Please
respond only by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are
interested; no phone calls please. Only those with an employment
application on file with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the required
experience will be considered.

SERIOUS CHRISTIAN COUPLE looking for like minded friends wishing
to locate here and share our land and fellowship. We are in
southeastern Ohio, seven miles from Athens, near O.U. State
College. Trailer, RV, or build. Many options possible. 40 acres
wooded hills, gardening, spring water! We are very friendly and
open. Let’s talk! Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for a large acreage property in Walton.
The caretaker must have your own RV. A full RV hookup is
available. Pay your own utilities. Full-time or part of the year,
RV travelers this may be the right spot for you. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details to see if you are the right fit.
Serious inquiries only.

EMPTY HOTEL NEEDS A CARETAKER in Madras, OR. Looking for a
live-in caretaker for a Madras hotel/motel. Free room provided
for taking care of the premises. Applicant just pays for their
utilities. Looking for a responsible person with some handyman
type of experience to keep up the grounds and building, including
security. There is a possibility for opening and managing the
hotel/motel in the near future. Please apply with relevant
experience and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


HOSTEL VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for a volunteer for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Chitre, Panama. General duties are about
three hours daily for a bed and breakfast. Jobs are, marketing
via internet, bus terminal with flyers, cleaning, monitoring the
hostel or painting, etc. We have different duties daily.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn the business
and to save money! Chitre has discos, fast food restaurants, and
is near the beaches. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and contact us through our website. Thanks.


SKILLED CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED in Marshallton, PA to assist in
maintaining a beautiful 18th century estate and potential B&B
on 15 acres. We need an experienced, competent, honest team to
keep the property well maintained in exchange for a two bedroom
apartment with garage and utilities. (25 hours per week plus
profit sharing on any B&B revenue.) Need to start ASAP. The
farm is located in the Brandywine Valley and minutes from
Longwood Gardens, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and Winterthur. Located in
Brandywine Hunt Country we offer riding lessons, trail rides and
foxhunting from our property. Experience with horses a plus but
not necessary. The owner is also interviewing for a bookkeeper
for several multifamily apartment buildings. Bookkeeping
experience relating to multifamily housing would be a real plus. 
Please email your resume(s) and references to


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small, non-profit wildlife center, located
on 3.75 acres in a rural setting. Animals include six hawks and
owls, plus three dogs. A two bedroom, first floor apartment will
be provided rent free, but you pay utilities. A car is available.
We are just ten minutes from the ocean. The position is available
mid-August 2011 until mid-January 2012. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put “caretaker position” in
the subject line.


OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE. I reside over a rural seven-acre mountain
property located in Monroe County, TN. The property has two small
streams and is heavily wooded. We have the option to offer a life
estate or short-term estate to the right person or family to
oversee the property. This literally means that you can live on
the land free of any charge or taxes. I am in a position to pass
this opportunity on to a responsible and trustworthy individual
who values the simple things in life. For more information about
this opportunity, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for smiling faces for the 2011
season. We are located at the foothills of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We offer
seasonal employment from March through December,
full-time/part-time and all positions are paid. Great perks
available, including an onsite Healthcare Center. To receive our
2011 Work Packet, please check out our website at

WORK FOR RV SITE POSITION is open. A brand new luxury campground
in Wears Valley, TN, minutes to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg needs
help. We are on the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains. We are
an upscale resort. We are looking for a camp worker who can keep
the amenities clean and assist some in the office. Work performed
is in exchange for one gravel RV site. For more info, please see
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email


RANCH HAND NEEDED on a large ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
General ranch duties plus some farming work required. House and
utilities provided. You will also get beef after six months. We
prefer a married couple. Please fax your resume to

HELP NEEDED. We are building a homestead that uses oxen to work
the land, and are engaged in agricultural projects to support
homesteading while working to teach others a better lifestyle. We
are looking for people that would like to help/learn in exchange
for room and board; there are lots of possibilities here. We need
four hours of work, five days a week. You will be planting
trees/garden, fencing, harvesting/weeding, training oxen, caring
for milk goats and involved in other homesteading activities.
This homestead is in the Sabine National Forest next to the
Toledo Bend Reservoir in the beautiful piney woods of east Texas,
with great fishing, kayaking, biking and hiking. Please contact

RESORT GENERAL MANAGER COUPLE needed. Manage this "customer
service intense" remote 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. Must have the ability to
plan ahead and having an eye for detail is a must. There is 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 give service. The couple must complement each other with
their hospitality skills. Applicants must have three years
management work stability at a quality resort-hotel or restaurant
property. The resort has 30 - 40 rooms, full spa, trail riding -
no schools. Drug and background checks are required. Between the
two of you need to have experience in most of the major
departments, with good computer skills and ability to navigate
the internet, and solid 3/4 star, stable, experience. Salary is
$75,000 to $85,000/year with a full benefits package. Applicants
should mail their resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lake from March through September 2011 and October 2011 to April
2012. We are looking for couples or individuals willing to assist
us in park upgrades and improvements. It is helpful to have
experience in plumbing, carpentry, heavy equipment operation,
chainsaws, etc. Maintenance volunteers mow portions of our parks
and Lake Head Quarters area and may also install or repair signs,
boundary fences, trails, or other projects as needed. Interviews
to be held in late February 2011 through June 2011 for these
positions. For an application, please write

A SMALL HUNTING RANCH near Pearsall is looking for a neat,
honest, mature couple to care for and continue ranch improvements
including building ponds, dozing roads, and creating food plots.
Ongoing tasks will be taking care of headquarters, filling
feeders, maintaining fences, etc. A nice furnished house will be
provided. Must have good references and submit to a background
check. Please fax your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple with outgoing personalities and
guest relations skills needed to manage all phases of operating
this highly rated five room B&B at scenic Zion National Park,
Utah. Responsibilities include breakfast preparation, guest
relations, check-in/check-out, reservations, minor maintenance,
repair, and landscaping, and supervision of small staff. Must
have cooking/baking experience, organizational skills, basic
computer knowledge, basic repair/maintenance skills and the
willingness to do what it takes to keep this popular Inn running
smoothly. Previous innkeeping/property management experience
preferred. Non-smoking, drug free, no kids. Pets OK. Minimum nine
month contract. Housing and modest stipend provided. Please email
your resume/work history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTING OPPORTUNITY in Piriapolis, Uruguay. Plan Ahead for
the 2011 season, which is from March/April to December 15. We
have seven houses on the seashore in Piriapolis. Five have two
bedrooms and overlook the beach and the other two have three
bedrooms and overlook the rocky shore (not far from the beach).
Great fishing is nearby! Whales swim right offshore! Remember
that the season in South America is opposite from the Northern
hemisphere, so our winter starts here in June. Minimal
maintenance responsibilities are required, like painting some
patio furniture and light gardening. Heat is by fireplace, so you
would need to be able to load logs. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We have been doing this for two
seasons, and have made many permanent friends. Several of our
guests have purchased homes in the area. Preference is given to
returning guests and people who can commit for the entire time. 


organic farm. High quality produce and meats are grown year
around for local markets. Greenhouses, pasture and face to face
sales are key components. The farm itself is located on Lake
Champlain with amazing natural features within a five minute
walk. Our internship minimum length of stay is one month. A
weekly living stipend is provided, depending on experience. A
weekly wage is provided for folks who have at least two strong
seasons growing prior experience. A barn apartment, camper and
loft are available, as well as sharing some space with the farm
family. Prior experience in group living is preferred.
Intern/volunteers are expected to fully engage in work that is
often physical and repetitive. Day to day work includes some
aspect of vegetable production, greenhouse production, animal
husbandry, and homesteading: bed preparation, planting, weeding,
harvesting, fencing, rotational grazing, rearing chickens,
processing chickens, carpentry, firewood gathering and more. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EQUESTRIAN (dressage) working students wanted. Bring your horse
for a memorable learning experience riding with our talented
German trainer. Luxury apartment, horse board and training are
free in exchange for full time work on farm. Applicants must be
experienced in handling horses and the basics of dressage.
Minimum stay of two months. Get on our waiting list now to be
interviewed for our Spring opening. Gorgeous farm in Northern VA.

CARETAKER NEEDED for my 86-year-old Mom who lives in a rural area
of Virginia, located off Interstate 85 in Rawlings. I am trying
to find someone who can stay with her and live there rent-free so
she can stay in her home. For more information, please email


CARETAKERS WANTED in Montesano. We are looking for a caretaker,
full-time, for our campground. The job includes, but not limited
to, groundskeeping, small equipment, plumbing, carpentry, money
handling, and propane dispensing. Must have great people skills.
Must be at least 23-years-old and have a current driver’s
license, pass a drug test, and Washington State Patrol background
check. If interested, please send your resume to

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Looking for a couple to care
for a privately owned 24 acre waterfront estate in Lakebay, WA
(on the Key Peninsula just outside of Gig Harbor). The property
is often used for Personal Growth Workshops so duties will range
from maintaining property/grounds and landscaping to cooking for
a crowd! We are looking for folks with a positive "can
do" attitude, who are flexible, pay meticulous attention to
detail, have a high level of energy and who love making a place
look and feel peaceful and beautiful! Previous property
management/maintenance is a must. Compensation will include a
salary based on experience and skill level, plus a modest two
bedroom, two bathroom home on 12 secluded acres with a beautiful
water view. Please email qualifications to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

that consists of 26 acres and are looking for a gentleman or a
couple who would like to live in a two bedroom/two bath home for
the reduced rent of $400 in exchange for helping us out on the
property. Water and garbage included with your rent. Duties would
include helping with normal landscaping when weather permits;
security when we are on vacation; helping with feeding of
wildlife, etc. Must not have any physical limitations. Please

RIVER PROPERTY CARETAKER needed near Washougal, WA. Light
caretaker duties required at a timber-producing ranch on the
Washougal River. Duties typically include helping an elderly
couple with various chores and activities (around five hours per
week for basic duties). Primary duty is to be a set of eyes on
the property and help the elderly couple in occasional ad hoc
situations (in addition to the basic duties). Site provided for
travel trailer/motor home on the River (with well water, power,
phone, and internet available, but paid by caretaker).
Compensation would include the trailer/motor home site and then
further pay if the duties exceeded an arranged threshold. Prefer
a person or couple who is retired so they are available more
during weekdays. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a Campground Host from mid-April
through fall 2011. Will need to greet visitors and answer
questions about the National Recreation Reservation Service
(NRRS) and other programs. Ensure campground entrance gate opens
in the morning and is secure at night. Conduct periodic walk
through/drive through of park to assure campers are on assigned
sites according to the records. Host will be bonded and will
collect fees in the campground. Host may also be responsible for
posting reserved sites daily if it is decided to enter this
campground in NRRS. Campground hosts do not enforce park
regulations; however, they are the eyes and ears of the park
rangers and assist rangers and visitors during emergencies.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the area’s most popular
campgrounds, and the host provides a very valuable service. This
campground is located three miles off Exit 79, Interstate 79. In
exchange for the services, campground hosts are provided a RV
site with water, sewage, and electric at the entrance to the
campground. For more information, please write to


LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY, reliable, honest couple for long-term
caretaking near Prairie Du Chein. House, shed and pasture is
provided in exchange for 15 hours of work per week. Need a couple
who is healthy, self motivated and willing to relocate. Work will
mainly consists of yard maintenance, security, driving tractor,
filling the corn stove in the winter, feeding the birds and snow
removal. This is a very private area. Please send an email
telling us about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please
write "caretaker" in the subject box or it will not be


SINGLE CHEF WANTED for a private family cattle ranch in the
mountains of southeastern Wyoming from May through Labor Day
Weekend. Room and board provided. Salary $2,400/month. Family and
friends reside at the ranch on and off throughout summer and
would require three meals a day, prep, setup, service, grocery
shopping, and kitchen clean up. Healthy and organic cooking
wanted. Cleanliness a must. Own transportation required. Help
with other projects needed when family is absent. Random company
drug testing. Resume and work history required to

SNOWED-IN WYOMING WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles from
Pinedale, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a caretaker.
Two to three month stints available from February 20. Gorgeous
scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
Internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures. Responsibilities: 1) be there,
2) keep water running, 3) monitor weather station, 4) feed cat,
5) shovel two roofs if snow exceeds three feet. No pay, but we
supply food, fuels and "utilities". Snowmobile not
provided. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Widow, 49, looking to start new life in/near Amador
County. Currently in Jackson, losing home. Mechanically
inclined. Great with animals. Looking for permanent cabin/trailer
for me/my pets in exchange for work, ironing, gardening,
shopping, cooking etc. Country living only please. Good
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Chicago-Northern Illinois - Substitute Teacher/Realtor
will care for your home, garden, pets, or young children. Mature,
non-smoking, English-speaking woman from Chicago can be a
Caretaker, Personal Assistant, Tutor or House-sitter. Please call

Disabled Vet with many years in the military, law enforcement,
ranch caretaking and security. I am proficient and equipped.

Santa Fe, NM housesitter/petsitter seeks paid position.
Responsible, reliable, trustworthy. For more info contact: 

I'm Colette, a devoted Christian in search of work. Baby
sitting private homes/Pets or work in Hotel/costumer
service/Ranch/camp. Available, anytime anywhere. I volunteer for
four kids in south Florida (back ground check/finger prints). My
Clients are private homes (doctor) I have personally owned 11
homes, did small/major repairs (carpenters daughters) all sold
now. My passion/love for animal goes beyond explanation.
Cat's/Dogs/Horse and farm animal. Raised in Canadian country.
Available for Overseas/Domestic. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Caretaker Available for Long-Term Assignment.
Impeccable work ethic. Experienced with horses and livestock as
well as farm/ranch skills. A keen organic gardener and land
steward. An organizational expert specializing in creating light
and space in homes, businesses, and landscapes (recently
completed a five acre landscape project). Experience teaching in
different fields. Licensed, experienced healthcare provider.
Valid driver's license, current passport. When you need to be
away I can perform administrative tasks as well as provide a
security presence. Please email Robin at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single property caretaker available. A mature Irish
Widower seeks a position as a property manager/caretaker. I have
twelve years in the business, with excellent references to back
up my years of caretaking experience. I also have a construction
background and can help with repairs, supervise staff, and act as
a General Contractor if you have any ongoing construction
projects I can help you with. I’m great with horses too.
You won’t be disappointed in all I have to offer you and
your property needs. Will consider any location and live in or
out. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Messianic female is looking for a paid long term house sitting
position preferably in Nashville, TN but willing to consider
other states also with benefits that include some travel to
Europe and other world travel. Please contact me at

Mature reliable SPF (74 Duke grad) will housesit your
Coconut Grove (FL) home in exchange for housing in your
mother-in-law cottage. Excellent references available. Please

Ambitious 57-year-young couple available. Experience
includes innkeeping (interim and ownership), estate caretaking
(personal chef), gardening (built and maintained greenhouses and
outside beds) and pet care. Highly personable with strong
customer service and computer skills. Willing to relocate. 
References available. Nonsmokers, drug free, no pets, kids or bad
habits! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at

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

Technically qualified computer literate Englishman
available. World travelled, looking for an interesting,
live-in, challenging position almost anywhere. Handyman, property
project renovation, technical maintenance, driver, PA Man Friday
type position, for a large property or a small estate with
International connections. I am semi-retired, fit, divorced, no
dependent children, animal lover and horse rider with a UK
security clearance, and references. Please email

Maine Property Caretaker Position. Single female looking
for year round residence. Skills: landscaping, pet care, plant
care, housesitting, customer service, light maintenance, business
experience nonsmoker, drug and alcohol free. Good references.
Start by September. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you in search of an experienced, mature, eco-friendly
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I am an experienced, mature housesitter looking for
short/long term placement anywhere. My goal is to 'finish that
book this year.' I live a quiet holistic lifestyle, responsible
and honest. References and security checks available on request.
Please email Oriana on  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature person seeking a housesitting/caretaking position
three months or longer on Central Coast of California (Monterey
Bay, other). Professional writer, I will care for your home,
pets, and plants. Will consider live-in caretaker position for a
senior (experienced, non-medical). Please contact

Mature caretaking couple with nine years experience are
offering their services to you. To learn more about us and what
we can do for you, please visit our site. You won't be

Caretaker Caregiver Handyman seeking long term commitment as
personal assistant—home or office. Great with kids, pets,
horses and organic gardening, perfect driving record. Desire live
in situation with salary--no rent exchange only please. I am a
mature single man I do not drink or use drugs, will pass
background check. Able to multi task, have special skills. Great
cook, light cleaning. Have references ready to start immediately.
PS. Have small friendly dog that comes with the package.

Gal Friday seeks domestic or abroad placement running
B&B; maintaining household, providing elder-care or
caretaking for animals/property at ranch or animal sanctuary.
Salary and lodging required. Good-natured, trustworthy, fit,
diligent worker with solid references. Please email
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Excellent Caretaker Available. 71-year-old veteran.
Non-smoking. Loves animals. Well-traveled throughout the U.S.A.
Retired truck driver, coast-to-coast. Available for short-term or
long-term positions. Widower. Security experience. Lived in
Cleveland, Ohio for 35 years. Please call family: 

Former Army Ranger currently living in the Dominican
Republic would like to take care of a property or small
business here. Please contact me via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested. Thanks.

Couple looking for a change of lifestyle. (Teacher and
sheepshearer). Children all settled!! Can turn our hands to
anything. Hoping to find a rural situation after years in the
Middle East. We are up for a challenge. Available July 2011
onwards. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a longer term house sitting position in Ojai
California or Seattle Washington. Female, 42, puppeteer,
authentic, neat, responsible. Additional info:

Retired Houston Firefighter and Massage Therapist.
Non-smoker. Seeking caretaker or housesitting position on the
Texas Gulf Coast.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Couple available: seeking year round caretaking position.
Daily care of horses, cattle, maintenance of barns, fences,
pastures, lawns, housekeeping, errands. Experienced with absentee
owners, mountain and high altitude living. Salary negotiable,
excellent references, non-smoking/ drinking/ drugs. Please email

Professional couple available with sterling references.
Santa Fe NM. Available February 1. Staging available long-term.

Caretaker Couple, semi-retired, seeking long-term
position, central or southern California, preferably coastal.
Rustic home, farmhouse or barn to live in/fix-up? and land to
care for, grow and tend herbs, perennials and vegetables. We are
also very interested in planting and tending bamboo, as a
potential cash crop for land owner(s) to invest in. Many years of
fine experience and great references available. 14+ current years
as Resident Manager at a Santa Barbara CA retreat center.
Available early to mid-February. Please call

Mature, Experienced Female individual caretaker/house sitter
available to care for your home, secure and maintain it while
you are away or travel. Preferably located in or near Santa
Monica, CA beginning March 1, 2011. A commitment of three months
minimum would be nice. Reliable, conscientious, trustworthy,
competent, integrity, discrete, flexible and non-smoking. Great
references, background check welcome. Please email

Experienced property manager/landscaper seeking a
long-term housesitting/caretaking/innkeeping position in the
tropics preferably the Bahamas, Hawaii, or the Florida Keys.
Would consider anywhere in the Caribbean. Super responsible and
organized with over 10 years experience in hotel/rental property
management, house/garden maintenance, pet/plant care, etc.
Drama-free, honest, hardworking, and personable. No drugs,
alcohol, smoking, or dependents. Excellent references. Please
call Steph at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

Property Care Needs? Do you need a caretaker or property
manager? Expert Land Steward is available now. Botanical
Expertise. Irrigation/Pipe-fitting. Structural care and repairs.
Wildland fire protection expertise. Native plant experience.
Mature - Reliable - Experienced - Competent. A complete list of
skills is available. View resume at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX("Land Steward" in the
subject-line). Mail: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Situation Sought In Portland, ME, Montpelier, VT, or
Concord, NH Areas: Healthy, pleasant, conscientious, intelligent,
hard working, capable, responsible, experienced, positive,
nature-loving, artistic woman in mid 40's seeks house-sitting,
caretaking, or home sharing arrangement. Background in heath
store field with nutritional education/coaching, and in museum
field with curatorial/interpretive work. Experienced also as:
whole foods cook, professional housecleaner, property caretaker,
organic vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate caregiver. Have
lived 20+ years in NH with stable jobs - have excellent
references. Wanting to relocate late Winter/ early Spring. Please
contact Erda, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email: 

Mature Gentleman/companion/personal assistant seeking
situation as home manager/chef/chauffeur/personal
assistant/gardener. Fully bilingual Canadian (French/English)
with no family responsibilities, free to travel, many years of
experience as handyman, computer/IT knowledge, caretaker and
housekeeper. Excellent references on demand. Please email
Gabriel: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or telephone:

Artist couple seek caretaking or other position in Europe or
U.S. Excellent references. Previous experience with
celebrities. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Reliable property caretaker offers animal care, cooking,
office/yard/garden work, etc. Want quiet, private housing on/near
coast. Geographically flexible; prefer long term, currently in
Oregon. Excellent references available. Please call

Domestic couple available. European. Experienced with
semi-formal household functions. We could be your Housekeepers.
Cooks. Laundrydress. Chauffeurs. Handyman. Butler. Caretakers.
Excellent references. Please call our Mobile XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or visit our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

27-year-old woman (non-smoker)
singer/songwriter/musician/author seeks house-sitting gig in
NYC from February 1st onward (Manhattan; Brooklyn
(Williamsburg/Fort Greene Park Slope); Harlem (Morningside
Heights). Responsible, neat and quiet (classical guitar).  Lots
of experience caring for pets and plants.  References available. 

Responsible, clean, non-smoking, single female, seeking a
house/plant/pet-sitting position in Atlanta, GA . Surrounding
states negotiable.  Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Mature Christian couple seeks employment as caretakers.
Housing required. Both of us have an extensive farm and ranch
background including care of livestock. We love gardening and
landscaping and will keep your place beautiful. We would love a
place for a horse although we don’t have one at present ...
just two cats and a small dog - all are housetrained. We would
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