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THIS IS OUR 176th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                                 Volume 30,
Number 2                         

March/April 2012                           ISSN 1074-3642


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 21 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Three Times a Charm: The Professional Hobo finds Repeated Gazette
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

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A HUNTSVILLE AREA FAMILY is seeking a Housecleaner for their
beautiful but busy home. They have two children who are cared for
by a Nanny. They require someone with extensive experience and/or
professional training, especially in caring for fine furnishings.
A dedicated, professional, meticulous housecleaner will find this
to be a very rewarding position. Hours may be flexible to fit
with the family's needs; the Housekeeper should be equally
flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to make the
employers' lives easier and more tranquil. The right candidate
will be nonsmoking and have clean background checks. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes living
accommodations and benefits. Please email your resume to


WINTER CARETAKER needed to watch over a large remote fishing
lodge in southwestern Alaska. Everything is furnished, food,
travel, large apartment and a dog plus wages paid until mid-May
2012. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

statewide. Camp hosts receive a campsite, stipend, and training
for 30 - 40 hours per week. The season is mid-May to September,
with a minimum four week commitment. Please write to

LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN! Come join the fun! Our world famous
lodge is located 35 miles above the Arctic Circle in a fly-in
only village on the Koyukuk River in the foothills of the Brooks
Range, owned and operated by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
the past 30 years. The lodge has been featured in everything from
many foreign travel channels to Discovery Channel, National
Geographic, NBC, Ice Road Truckers, Flying Alaska TV show, Good
Morning America and too many others to name. People from all over
the world visit here in the summer as a jumping off point into
the Brooks Range to start their Alaskan Adventure. Just as many
visit here in the winter to see the best Northern Lights viewing
in the world. Be a part of '' Real Alaska '', not set up for
cruise ships or tourists. We offer a taste of original Alaska,
untouched and authentic. The experience we give our guests will
last them a lifetime, friendly and professional service in an
environment where they can observe real Alaska taking place. Our
friendly and knowledgeable staff is very diverse, coming from all
over the world for their own Alaskan experience. We are looking
for personnel for this winter and next summer help with everyday
lodge activities. The summer season starts June 1st through
September 30th. Looking for someone enthusiastic about the
outdoors, everything from making beds to boat tours to feeding
sled dogs. This is an exciting atmosphere with great co-workers
and tourists from all over the world! Please contact us via our


PET CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY. Live on-site in your RV (rent and
utility free) in exchange for assisting with rescued and boarding
dog care. Your pets are welcome too. Please contact

OCCASIONAL HOUSESITTER needed in north central Arizona. Only
local area people need apply, from the Phoenix, Flagstaff,
Prescott, Sedona, Cottonwood and general areas. We are a small
semi-working ranch, offering accommodations for guests as well as
horse travelers and their horses. We are located in a beautiful
private setting in north central Arizona. Your responsibility
would be to stay in my accommodations and care for my three (3)
cats and occasionally my two small dogs. You would need to be on
property during my absence. This would be usually three (3)
days/nights or so and possibly three (3) weeks in August or so. I
prefer a single person. Must be clean, non-smoker, non-drinker.
For more details please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
name and phone contact number.

ANIMAL CARETAKER and Bed/Breakfast help needed in southern AZ. 
Prefer a couple as the work needs to be done at same time. The
animal care position requires horse care experience, and involves
feeding/manure removal/general health care; three to four
hours/day. The B & B position involves preparing breakfast,
cleaning, laundry; hours vary. Other work available if
interested. Must live on-site: Bring your RV for full hook-up or
live in a RV available here. Hourly pay. Must be non-smokers, no
drugs, no addictions, US citizen, reliable, responsible,
trustworthy, and honest. Please call 

BIRD/ANIMAL CARETAKER needed for a large non-profit Sanctuary on
72 acres in the Cascabel (rural desert) Benson area. The Oasis
Sanctuary is a life-care facility for captive exotic birds. With
700 birds in our care we are seeking dedicated individual(s) to
provide daily care. Our animal caregivers must have a genuine
interest in birds and their well being. Caregiver's
responsibilities include the daily feeding of all animals, which
includes cleaning of food bowls and areas; daily cleaning and
maintenance of all cages and enclosures; monitoring of the health
of all animals; general support of the daily operations in the
animal areas which would include tasks such as enrichment,
maintaining grounds, and special projects as needed. Candidates
must be able to perform regular, strenuous duties in all desert
weather conditions. Candidates must have the ability to lift and
carry 50 pounds; regularly bend, reach and kneel; work in our
outdoor and indoor dusty environments - allergens are heavy;
handle high levels of noise; work in an environment with daily
changes in climate. You will also be exposed to animal waste and
potentially aggressive parrots. Bird care and handling experience
a plus. Position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Candidate must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
Candidates must be extremely dependable. Due to our location,
candidates must have a reliable vehicle capable of handling
county maintained dirt roads. Candidates must be willing to live
on site. Interested applicants will be required to volunteer a
minimum of five days as part of the application process. We will
consider individual applicants or a couple who is interested in
filling two full-time positions. Please email your resume and


Hi Gary, thanks for providing your email broadcast service. I got
10 responses within 24 hours of my help-wanted email broadcast
and found the perfect person to housesit for me! I will spread
the good word about the Gazette, as this seems to be an excellent
site you have. Regards, V.C. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Valerie, thanks for writing. I’m glad you had such a quick
and positive response to your email broadcast and that you were
able to find the perfect person to housesit for you.

Hi Gary! Thank you for providing such a great service through
your Gazette issues and frequent email updates. It was through
one of your updates that I was able to find my current caretaking
position! I’m finally going to live my dream. Will keep you
posted. Thanks again, M.R., Sacramento, CA

Thanks for your nice note, Mike. Congratulations and best of luck
in your new position. Please keep us updated and we may feature
you in a future caretaker profile.

Gary and family, just wanted to say thanks. What a great
investment the $90 for the help-wanted ad turned out to be. I
have received about a dozen responses - eight of which are really
good matches for what I need in Costa Rica - and four are
outstanding. It is going to give me much more freedom to have
people to call upon who will be trustworthy caretakers for my
house and beloved canine companion, Lobo. Thanks for the great
service you offer. Best regards, B. B. Port Townsend, WA

Barbara, thank you for advertising in The Caretaker Gazette. I
appreciate having you as a help-wanted advertiser and I
appreciate the time you took to tell us about your experience.
I’m very happy to hear that as a result of your ad in the
Gazette you will have outstanding caretakers for your property in
Costa Rica, and Lobo.

Thank you, Gary. Your publication does such a great job for me.
The caretaker who is leaving now was hired through my ad in The
Caretaker Gazette. He is great and I hate to lose him but he has
a heart problem and must go back to Salmon, Idaho for doctor's
care. Your Gazette has always provided quality personnel for me
and I have used the publication to find ranch caretakers help for
many years. R.T. Coeur d Alene, ID

Thanks Roberta. I’m glad to hear that your Gazette ads for
ranch caretakers have been so successful. We look forward to
running another ad for you so you can find another great ranch
caretaker to replace the one who is leaving.

I love the Gazette, but get so disappointed when I email one of
your advertisers and receive no response. Why do people advertise
and then never bother to respond? P.W. Chino, CA

Peter, when we place ads from both property owners and
prospective caretakers we always ask that they take the time to
respond to each applicant or prospective employer. Whenever
possible, we try to follow up to ensure this is done but
unfortunately, not all advertisers take the time to respond.

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 our
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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VOLUNTEER needed in San Ignacio, Misiones province. I built this
little paradise in a really very beautiful, tourist destination
not only because of its important Jesuits ruins, but also for the
breathtaking virgin nature in this green northern Argentina
province. San Ignacio is a rather small village and we are very
patient, calm and friendly persons so surely staying with us
should be very relaxing for you. We warmly welcome volunteers
(also with their child) basically to have fresh air from outside
these backwoods - in addition I love good lively company and also
need a little help in our hotel/bungalows Pragamisiones. Since
this occupation is a mainly Female matter - I look for just one
skilled Lady (better if not vegetarian) and of course it’s
up to you when you arrive or how long you decide to stay here,
take it as a kind of working vacation-ecotourism. Please, a
minimum stay of two weeks or longer is required. I wake up at
about seven and prepare the rich breakfast for our clients, clean
the bungalows, wash, cook, shop, arrange reservations, talk with
tourists and so on. My local collaborators help me a lot so if
you dear Volunteer want to join our compact team and give us a
hand during your mornings (six days a week) - thank you in
advance - while in the afternoons you will have enough time to
explore beautiful national parks around Iguazu Falls and doing
what you desire in this natural Eden. You will have your own
bathroom and nice room with everything inside. My house is at
your disposal and hope you will also appreciate my international
cuisine. I do not have TV, that’s why we live so happily
but don’t worry there’s a good internet connection
including Wi-Fi. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IN THE BREATHTAKING WINE countryside just outside General Alvear
stands a farm that needs a caretaker. The farm is a nursery that
grows vines that are then sold to the area’s many thriving
vineyards. The current owner, who lives elsewhere, hopes to find
a mature couple to live on the 15-acre farm and tend the vines.
This is not a place, or a job, for anyone who does not like
working the earth, or who is incapable of somewhat rigorous
labor. This is farming done largely by hand and by back. The
right candidates will be conversant in Spanish, self-motivating
and love to have their hands in the dirt; they will be
responsible for the cultivation of the vines, upkeep of the
property and general maintenance. Although the process is labor
intensive, it is a manageable workload, and the current owner is
ready to train the caretakers in all aspects of the nursery
operation. In return for the farm work, the caretakers will live
rent-free in a fully furnished, modern house. The caretakers will
be responsible for paying the house utilities of approximately
U.S. $100 per month, including high-speed internet, and the care
of two lovable and loyal dogs. A reliable vehicle will be
essential, preferably a truck. In addition to the free rent, the
caretakers will receive a share of the vine sale when sold the
following spring. This opportunity requires a one-year commitment
and lease, with possible extensions. This position will be filled
within one month, and all candidates are subject to a background
check. For more information about this opportunity, please


APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. Properties are located in
Greenwood, Lavaca, Gentry, Russellville, Clarksville, Conway, and
other locations throughout the state of Arkansas. Experience
preferred but we will train the right person. This position is
ideal for a couple. You are required to live on-site. Please send
your resume and inquires to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed. Seeking a mature and well established
personal assistant for my mother in Pine Bluff on a part-time
basis to assist with errands and major projects. Must have a
track record for achieving results. References required. Please


RESIDENT CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for a 23 story high-rise. Must
have experience in reception, leasing units, maintenance of
building and large gardens. Possess outstanding management and
communication skills. A resume, references and a Queensland
Letting License are essential. Successful applicant(s) to start
March 1, 2012. A two bedroom unit will be supplied. Excellent
contract package available. Please mail your application to

ANIMAL/HOUSESITTER needed for our one acre property in Gingin
Western Australia, for two weeks from April 9 to April 24 while
we are on holiday. We have one dog, two friendly goats, and lots
of chickens ducks and geese to feed. All food will be provided.
We have an air conditioned four bedroom/two bath house, lots of
lovely trees and a swimming pool. The grounds have automatic
reticulation, which also tops up the animals water. If
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE from March 2 to 15 who love dogs to
care for our very spoiled Rottweiler Tilly who thinks she's a
princess, and our much-loved turtle who thinks he's a Rottweiler.
We'd prefer someone who will be in our home in Adelaide most of
the time and who will be able to walk Tilly at least twice a day
and who won't mind her sleeping (like a log) in her basket next
to their bed (if you've had a Rottie you'll know how affectionate
they really are). Our turtle will just need an occasional feed
(he won't be sleeping with you) and our pots/lawn will need some
watering. Apart from that, you can just relax and enjoy the
convenience and comforts of a lovely big renovated villa that's
strolling distance to Adelaide's famed parklands. If you're
available to meet us beforehand to make sure you're comfortable
with Tilly, so much the better. We've had housesitters previously
and it's been very successful every time. Please email


CARETAKER NEEDED for a private residence in Placencia Village.
Requires the maintenance of a lush tropical garden, structures,
and a dog and cat. House, utilities and stipend provided.
Experience of third world living and an understanding of Spanish
preferred. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX about
yourself and references. This position opens March – April,

HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For photos, please visit 


SEARCHING FOR A COUPLE to work in Buzios, Brazil. I am searching
for a non-smoking couple (can be a retired couple) to work in
Buzios, a small beach village two hours from Rio de Janeiro. She
must know how to clean, perform the house tasks and cook; he must
know how to do small maintenance projects, like painting,
gardening, etc. We provide free housing and also electricity and
water. References are necessary. Please email your resume and


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We hope that you'll join the ever growing list
of wonderful volunteers that we've had the pleasure of meeting
over the last six years. Some of the main projects for this year
are: building a greenhouse using the sad and very big pile of
plastic bottles that we have accumulated - I have a wonderful
design that integrates an irrigation system clearing a new piece
of land - eliminating a horrible creeper, pruning and clearing
excess saplings and doing a tree survey, finishing off the barn -
its been renovated using natural materials - mud bricks, clay
plaster, a brick floor building a new shower block using recycled
materials and incorporating a water system that utilizes our well
and irrigates the garden and uses the sun making a sauna, putting
in an irrigation system, planting loads of stuff and looking
after it making the garden that used to be a very big field, into
a beautiful space for people to camp and enjoy plus the daily
stuff involved in keeping this whole place together. Come and
experience a wonderfully different life in a small village in
Bulgaria. I have the pleasure of taking care of a lovely piece of
land which I am slowly turning into a beautiful garden. I also
grow loads of vegetables - all the usual gardening jobs- and I
have more fruit trees that I can handle so if you want to help me
pick apricots, cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches and
walnuts and make jam, juices and chutneys, please get in touch.
The deal is that you work 30 hours a week and I provide food and
accommodation. You don’t need any experience to be here
just a load of common sense, a willingness to get up early
(it’s very hot in the summer), break sweat a bit out in the
field and then sit around in the garden and eat my great food.
Please check out my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
all the info on volunteering. 


CARETAKER/MANAGER. Are you ready to live on a lake within the
next 30 - 60 days? You must be a retired couple for this
caretaker position: Since the perks outweigh the pay, you must
have your own outside income (social security, pension,
dividends, etc.). You will live year round on one of the most
beautiful pieces of property with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear
Lake, California's largest natural lake, 20 miles long. This is
one of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located
2½ hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care
for a four-unit resort on five acres that is only busy less than
eight weeks or less a year. Only 15 - 20 minutes to the town of
Clearlake (Safeway and Wal-Mart) but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no drugs, no
alcohol and no dogs. Must have good handyman and landscaping
skills and be in good physical condition. If you are the type
that likes to keep busy each day and especially on your own time
schedule, do not pass up the opportunity to check this fabulous
property out. You will be given a 750 square foot log cabin,
one-bedroom (only suitable for a couple), located fifty feet from
the beach and dock, utility allowance of $100, a telephone
allowance, and a minimum monthly salary of $300 depending on your
skills and your qualifications. If you would like to live on five
private acres without major expenses such as a mortgage and
insurance, this is the place. Single individuals need not apply.
Interviews will be conducted on the property. Please send resume,
listing all of your handyman and landscaping skills, outside
income explanation, and current references with addresses and
telephone numbers to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SELF-STORAGE CARETAKER/MANAGER needed in the North Bay Area.
Immediate position available for a qualified on-site,
self-storage facility caretaker/manager. This position requires
competency in all aspects of our on-site facility operations
including, but not limited to: customer relations, general
maintenance and some administrative duties. Similar previous
experience is a must. Please mail your resume to:

FARMER/MANAGER needed to run 700 acres of ranch in the high
desert, 2,000' elevation, in northeast Kern County. We are
searching for a manager team which is competent in forage
production, irrigation, equipment maintenance, record keeping and
upkeep of several residences on the property. The operation
includes a 40 to 60 pure bred cow herd, 20 plus goat herd, and a
private hunting operation. This position includes a caretaker
residence. English and Spanish speaking are required. To apply,

RURAL CARETAKERS needed. This is a unique opportunity for a
young, hardworking, energetic and dependable couple who have
experience growing food and who want to live in the country on a
160 acre Botanical Sanctuary in inland Mendocino County. The
caretakers will live in a small, beautiful, hand-crafted,
off-grid cabin (suitable for two people), in exchange for weekly
hours of outdoor physical labor: tend the roads, weed eating,
stuff shuffle, etc., as well as growing food. A one year
commitment, 4WD vehicle and references are required. Please write
a little about yourself (work experience, food growing
experience, interests, etc.) and include your telephone number.
Please mail to "Caretakers", 

Eastern Humboldt County. Need a caretaker to live on the farm
during the off-season and prep for activity full spring and
summer months - we will host at least one 10-day intensive farm
course and possibly up to three. For the past year the vibrant
educational based farm has not been cared for - so I am looking
for an energetic person or team to assist in getting the farm
back to working/educational condition, including bringing back
laying chickens and milking goats, and prepping the garden for
spring planting. There is a great cabin to stay in for the
caretaker in exchange for work. There are opportunities to make
money off the farm as neighbors are always looking for help.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you
are interested. This is a unique opportunity for the right

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for 15 hours per week in exchange for a
caretaker cottage with its own patio, utilities, cable, and a
garage. Located near a jogging trail. References required. Please
mail a letter about yourself and your references to

BEAUTIFUL 39 ACRE Nature Education Center located halfway between
Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a semi-retired live-in innkeeper/caretaker couple to manage
overnight guest lodge, including guest services, outreach, upkeep
and maintenance. Looking for combination of computer/ office
management, people skills, maintenance/handyperson/grounds
management skills a plus. Lodging provided in a `two bedroom
house with ocean view plus $1,500 per month. No pets, no smoking,
good landlord and work references required. Please write to 

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


MOUNTAIN MAN needed to steward our 150 acres of forest land in
sunny south-central BC, Canada. A small cabin with a sleeping
loft, propane cooking, and woodstove will be provided. Near a
large creek and four acre lake. Off grid/beyond cell service, has
VHF radiotel. You need to be able to legally work in Canada.
Annually, June to October, starting June, 2012. Pay is
$700/month, with additional part-time work available at $12/hour.
Located 25 kilometers to town on a good logging road.  Please

FARM SITTER AND/OR HORSE TRAINER wanted in northern British
Columbia. Must love horses and semi-isolation. Please call 

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a brand new luxury building in
Richmond, British Columbia. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
luxury 80 unit rental building in the heart of Riverport. We are
looking for a hardworking Resident Caretaker comfortable with
custodial, janitorial and maintenance work associated with the
up-keep of an apartment tower. Candidates must speak and write
fluent English, have some knowledge of the Residential Tenancy
Act and be proficient in the use of email, fax machines and cell
phones. The Caretaker of this building will be provided with an
office inside the building and will be provided with a cell
phone, computer and fax system. The candidate is required to live
in the building and will be provided with a one bedroom suite at
a reduced rental rate. Medical/Dental benefits will be made
available after the three month probationary period. Duties
include, but are not limited to the following: responding to
tenant requests, showing of vacant suites, move in/out
inspections. maintenance of the building, daily cleaning of all
common areas, garbage and recycling maintenance, daily fire,
safety and security checks, monthly alarm testing, handyman
skills, distribution of notices, and light landscaping and snow
removal. Compensation for this position is $40,000 per year.
Please deliver your cover letter and resume to 

beautiful campground in southern Saskatchewan. We are looking for
an energetic couple to manage the campground. Duties include
maintaining the grounds, pool, campground and buildings as well
as looking after bookings, etc. in the office. Working well with
students and the public would be a great asset. To apply, please
mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Nevis, West Indies from June 35th through
September 15th, 2012. I would like to find an animal lover who
would be available to come to Nevis in the Caribbean for July,
August and half of September. For more details, please email

LOOKING FOR a retired or semi-retired single caretaker or a
couple; a financially secure (since we are offering a minimum
modest compensation) mature applicant for part-time light duties
on a desirable location at a small Caribbean inn. Free housing
provided on the resort's premises plus approximately $1,000/month
minimum in exchange for part-time chores. The applicant should be
in good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and
drug-free. If you are handy, it would be a plus. For USA
citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from States to us
(Culebra, Puerto Rico). To get more information, please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or write to


IMMEDIATE OPENING at a luxury Colorado Inn/Bed & Breakfast
and event center. We need a Colorado live-in caretaker couple or
very small family unit (three to four people maximum, under
certain conditions). Excellent pay and advancement potential! May
include possible ownership shares to right, dedicated, honest,
long-term couple and/or family! You will work and live together
on-site in a free, furnished, luxurious studio-style living
quarters. Job duties include guest interaction and customer
service, cooking and serving of meals, light office work,
housekeeping, light maintenance and light groundwork, office
work, customer service, and business planning and development. In
return, you will receive a great base salary, plus tips, plus
possible bonuses and/or commissions, plus possible ownership
interests in our ever-growing business, commensurate with your
group's efforts, plus free use of a luxury studio-style apartment
(plus for a whole family, additional living space), plus free
meals! Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We do not hire people who do not
follow instructions. All people must realize places are busy and
cannot receive unscheduled tours, visits and/or calls, so please
do not call or stop by to avoid being disqualified.


HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed. Seeking a single individual or
couple to fill a permanent full-time housekeeper position and
part-time caretaker position for 300 acre Colorado Springs area
horse property. Primary responsibilities are housekeeping
(experience desired) and horse care/feeding (one dozen horses,
experience required). Facilities maintenance is secondary.
Compatible animals welcome. Housing and utilities provided;
salary and benefits negotiable. Please email

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a Bayfield, Colorado ranch. Need to
have knowledge of ranching: animal feeding care, experienced
tractor operation, and snow removal. Please contact


I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from February 25 through March 12. I have
three well-mannered cats to care for. You must have good
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let me
know why you would make a great house/cat-sitter here. Thanks. 


WORK OPPORTUNITY available at a Costa Rican Eco-lodge/Vegetarian
Restaurant. Looking for an experienced person or couple for the
complete management of a small eco-lodge and vegetarian
restaurant. Prefer a couple, and kids are welcome. If you would
like to experience the job first, come for three months –
we can agree to a mutually beneficial agreement and then draw a
formal contract for the benefit of all. Your income will be based
on productivity of the hotel and can include salary plus
commission. Any experience or love for managing a vegetarian
restaurant/whole grain bakery, chocolate making, providing
Spanish and English classes, giving massage therapy, yoga or
other skills – a plus. For more information, please email

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for our art collective and organic
farm in Orosi, 25 minutes from Cartago, where we are building
earthships and yurts, buildings made from recycled materials. We
would like creative, self-motivated volunteers to join us, and
help build or farm. The project is in the early stages so
conditions are basic, but our ultimate goal is to create a
bartering community along the lines of "Burning Man"
and "Black Rock City". It is free for volunteers to
stay here camping on the farm. We have a hut with cooking
facilities, a compost toilet and water but currently no
electricity. At the moment we club together to buy food from town
and cook communally, though eventually the farm will provide food
for volunteers. Transport from Orosi to the farm and laundry is
provided. Orosi is a small, safe, non-touristy town in a
picturesque valley, with hot springs nearby. Supermarkets,
vegetable shops, internet facilities and a bank with ATM can be
found here. Please bring clothes that you do not mind getting
dirty and rubber boots. If you are able to bring your own camping
gear with you this would be great, though it is not a
requirement. The minimum stay here is one week but generally
volunteers stay on longer than they intend. For hard working,
like minded volunteers there is a possibility of staying on more
permanently as our neighbors on the farm. For more information
you can check our blog XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXto see what's
available in the area.   


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our wilderness guest ranch and
retreat center in Croatia is family run and located inside a
Nature Preserve. The owners are an educated and well traveled
couple in their late 30s with 50 acres of gorgeous land in
Croatia. We have beautiful surroundings, a small organic garden
(seasonal), and sustainable (re)construction. We just finished
building a new yoga studio. The ranch has eight horses and offers
horseback adventures into the mountains during the summer months.
Looking for people with building skills, horse skills, gardening
experience, and those who are not afraid to get their hands on a
variety of projects. Hard work, homegrown food and complete
honesty are guaranteed. A minimum stay is six weeks. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED! Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need you. You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
human experience. You are welcome to join a volunteer vacation
program and participate in one of our six projects to help the
impoverished community of Munoz. You can also enjoy the different
tourist excursions of this beautiful island. We need volunteers
of all ages and there are no specific qualifications required.
You will be greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and
Haitian communities. Your schedule will be flexible and there are
many different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most
popular because it qualifies them to work in tourism. We are just
across the beach and tourist complex of Playa Dorada with 14
hotels. The economical lodging facilities of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are located at the end of this
community, by Munoz River, a natural pool. You will receive a
personalized welcome at Puerto Plata airport. You will have the
option to take Spanish or Creole lessons. Please visit our


HELP NEEDED at Orchard Barn this spring with construction of an
outdoor compost toilet, some tidying up of an old hedge, making
raised beds, laying cobblestones, sawing firewood and generally
helping prepare for natural building courses that start in March.
Carpentry skills are useful but not essential. Accommodation and
meals are available in exchange for your time, energy and
enthusiasm. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

LIVE-IN COUPLE/HOUSEKEEPER required in Hampshire to support a
growing family with small children. General household duties
include laundry, cleaning and food preparation. Pets are welcome
and there are facilities to keep a horse. Free lodging provided
with private access if required and outside of weekends and
holidays there is free run of the house. Must be very happy to
work with children, have a clean driving license and excellent
references. Please mail your resume and references to

HI MY NAME IS BRIAN HEWETT and I live in Lincolnshire, UK. I have
an elderly cat called Emily, and a garden to my house; I would
prefer a retired couple who could come to UK for two months
possibly in April and May at short notice. I can supply more
details when required. Please email me at

HOUSEKEEPER needed for a large country house in East
Leicestershire to help and supervise with the running of a large
house. Usual domestic duties, including minimal cooking. Other
daily help employed. Cheerful, trustworthy, competent and
reliable person sought. Must be a non-smoker. Excellent
remuneration including separate three bedroom cottage with
garden. References required. Please reply to


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a Tarpon Springs, FL Estate. Routine
maintenance of home and property. Must have own tools. Clean
daily drivers, maintain Motor Coach, motorcycles, ATV's lawn
equipment, porches, flower beds, grills after each use. Good
housekeeping skills, ironing, some shopping, running errands,
preparing small meals, and helping with large events. Must like
to host and entertain. Will take employers to and from airport.
Walk and feed two dogs and one cat while employer is away. Must
like animals. Real nice two bedroom apartment furnished
overlooking water. Salary as well. Please contact

AN ADULT COUPLE in Naples, FL is seeking a live-out Housekeeper
for their large estate. The housekeeper will be part of a staff
of other household employees. Dogs and birds are beloved parts of
this family. Must have at least three years' experience working
in a wealthy household along with extensive knowledge of caring
for fine materials, including crystal, silver, leather, hardwood,
granite, marble, and so on. Must be detail-oriented, organized,
efficient, very professional, and able to work as part of a team.
The right candidate will be English-speaking and be legal to work
in the U.S., with clean background checks. Must also be
non-smoking. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
interested. Those being considered will then be required to
complete an Employment Application, if one is not already on file
with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  No phone calls will be

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME maintenance/caretaker position available
paying $32,000 salary with benefits for a Destin, FL home. Dog
care included. Experience and references a must. Background
checks will be required. Please mail your resume and references

FARMING VOLUNTEERS needed in Madison County, Florida. We are a 60
acre rural family farm striving to reduce our footprint on the
earth and our reliance on processed foods and Big Ag, educate and
convince our customers and friends to do the same and eventually
achieve enough profit for the farm to carry itself. We are
looking for positive, energetic people to help us maintain,
expand and improve our farm. We have a dairy goat herd to produce
raw milk, cheese and soap, pastured chickens for eggs, and a
small herd of breeding stock Black Angus Cattle; we also have
horses, organic fruit trees, pastures and an organic vegetable
garden, where we grow vegetables for our own consumption. We use
no hormones and do not give antibiotics other than to treat sick
animals. We offer room and board in exchange for an average of 35
hours of work a week. Projects and duties include: field and
pasture work, fencing, some construction, vegetable gardening,
working with the goats, cows and chickens, tree trimming,
canning, making cheese, soaps, and attending our stand at
farmer's markets. This is often hard but fun work, where the work
hours are determined by the task and may include night work
during kidding season. The suggested length of stay is four weeks
minimum, but longer stays are preferred due to the steep learning
curve with livestock. We expect reliability and a strong work
ethic. Absolutely no illegal drugs (zero tolerance), no smoking,
moderate alcohol consumption ok. No pets or children as we have
Livestock Guardian Dogs. For our peace of mind we might ask for
references. Please contact us through


horses and do some natural horsemanship with them, on our
beautiful 15th century Chateau in Limousin. The volunteer
caretakers can stay for two weeks, one month or longer. There are
Frisian horses here that have already had some Monty Roberts
training and have had the saddle on them, but we would like to
continue their training and get a rider on them. We also have
another Frisian which only has experience with carriage, but she
has had a saddle on and has had a rider on herm but she needs to
start working more. There is also an Anglo-Arab who has been
ridden; he is a beginner because he is mostly out on the fields
instead of in training. We have an outdoor horse corral, but it
is not covered. We can offer volunteer caretakers room and board
and a beautiful French country experience. If you have the right
horse background, please apply through our website at

EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEER WORKERS needed for Chateau de Montbosq. We
need serious help in renovating a small Chateau, originally built
for the Grimaldi Family around the 1650's. We have to put up a
gable end and redo part of the roof. The original windows have
been bricked up, so someone interested in old stonework with use
of lime pointing and plastering would be helpful. New staircases
are needed to put in, etc, etc. This is a long-term project and
you can stay for as long as you would like. We also need general
help in the garden. I would like to have an organic vegetable
plot and herb garden and I am also interested in permaculture,
alternative therapies, yoga, etc. Also need help with painting
and decorating, etc. I would like a poly tunnel put up, some
fencing done, pillars for the gate, hedges to lay and many other
things including renovations such as plastering, electricity,
plumbing, masonry skills, pointing, rendering, roofing,
eco-heating, etc. We provide breakfast and two home cooked meals
a day. Wi-fi available. Hours are flexible. I am a very patient
person. I enjoy having other people around. Looking forward to
meeting new people who may be able to help us out to. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a home near Toulouse. Live-in
full-time job, permanent position. Bi-lingual French English
required, and applicants must be familiar with the local area.
Driver’s license required. Free accommodation plus monthly
stipend provided. Job description available against professional
references.  Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN GEORGIA FARM: Couple wanted. Room and board
provided. Cooking, cleaning, farm care, animal care: horses,
dogs, and cats. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

POSITIONS REOPENED: Live and Work on a private Georgia barrier
Island. Adaptable, versatile, flexible, hardworking, youthful
Caretaker Couple needed. Skills needed: boating, handyman,
mechanical, people, communication, housekeeping, self-starters.
Both positions: Physically demanding work.  Salaried positions.
Benefits: Housing and utilities provided; Health Insurance;
Retirement plan; Paid vacation. Please send your resume and four
references to Island, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


have a guest house high in the Black Forest about 45 kms from the
Swiss border in Germany. We are looking for an honest, friendly,
outdoorsy person to help look after our guests in return for bed,
board and plenty of leisure time to explore this fantastic part
of the World. Nice manners, good social skills and a 'can-do'
attitude are essential. We would prefer a non-smoker but if you
do smoke please be up front about it. We are now looking for help
during our busy summer season. This is from about the middle/end
of June to September. We have lots of families staying during the
summer and from all over the World so any language skills would
be really useful but not essential. Summer is great hiking
weather here so if you like walking in mountains you would be in
paradise! The main tasks we need help with will be helping us
clean rooms, change beds, serve food and helping keep the grounds
tidy - cutting grass, trimming plants and bushes etc. We'll make
sure you have plenty of free time to explore too! Have a look at
our website if you’d like to see some photos –
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. When you write to us please tell us
when you are available and what sort of skills you have. It's
really useful to know what sort of language skills you have too.
We would also like to know if you have volunteered elsewhere and
what sort of tasks you have carried out. Please email us at

“Three Times a Charm: The Professional Hobo finds Repeated
Success with The Caretaker Gazette”
Date of Birth: 11/25/76
Interests: Writing, hiking, climbing, performing
Quote: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for
that's the stuff life is made of.” B. Franklin

Navigating the Bus in Singapore

Nora was busy running a successful financial planning practice in
Toronto, Canada, when she realized her life – and life's
ambitions of living around the world – were passing her by.
She couldn't satisfy her dreams of travel with simple vacations;
she wanted to understand life around the world: where people
shop, what they eat, how they socialize, and what they talk about
around the dinner table. 
Even after spending a month on vacation in South Africa, Nora
returned home with more questions than answers, and realized she
was unwilling to wait for a conventional retirement to finally
explore the world of long-term travel she so wanted to explore.
So at the age of 30, she sold everything she owned –
including the business, the sports car, and other accoutrements
of a comfortable lifestyle – to travel the world full-time,
choosing not to pass through each destination, but to really live
there, experiencing life as locally as possible. 
That was in 2006. Since then she has traveled through and lived
in over 30 countries and counting. She volunteers or house-sits
in trade for her accommodation, and her location independent
writing career takes care of the rest of her expenses. Thus, her
full-time travel lifestyle is financially sustainable. Hence,
Nora is The Professional Hobo.
In the early stages of researching travel opportunities, Nora
found a link to The Caretaker Gazette, and was intrigued by a
lifestyle of living rent-free in various far-flung destinations,
with spare time to hone a craft such as writing – a career
Nora was in the throes of developing. She loved receiving the
bi-monthly newsletters and regular email updates, offering
opportunities around the world and daring her to dream about her
next destination. When the world is your oyster, where do you
One day while skimming through a Caretaker Gazette newsletter in
2007, an opportunity in Hawaii caught her eye. Hawaii was never
high on her list of places to visit (not striking her as a
cultural Mecca), but she couldn't deny the strong intuitive
feeling that this was to be her first caretaking experience.
After some Skype conversations with the owner, she (and her
partner at the time) was off to the Big Island of Hawaii, where
they lived and volunteered on a remote permaculture property,
surrounded by lush rainforests and fresh tropical fruits they had
never seen the likes of before. In trade for her accommodation (a
private yurt with dreamy outdoor shower), Nora milked the goats
and fed the chickens; a task she grew to quite enjoy, despite the
stark contrast to her former life of being in the corporate
financial spotlight. 
Then, in 2008, en route to Australia after some time in Asia,
another ad in The Caretaker Gazette caught her eye, and in the
same way as had happened in Hawaii, Nora just knew this
caretaking opportunity in Australia would be her next home. For
six months, Nora did landscaping, cleaning, and even led
eco-treks on Llamas on a massive beautiful rural property with
guest cottages. She lived in a gorgeous bluestone cottage with a
romantic fireplace surrounded by mountains and rolling hills.
With an animal sanctuary also on the property, a rescued kangaroo
(which had been rehabilitated to the wild, but occasionally came
back to say hello) fell in love with Nora and followed her around
constantly, literally living on her doorstep! 
But soon enough it was time to move on, and Nora enjoyed life in
Australia for another year, despite being involved in the
horrific Victorian Bushfires of February 2009, Australia's
worst-ever natural disaster. After splitting up with her partner,
Nora moved on from Australia to travel, volunteer, and house-sit
in New Zealand and throughout Europe. She filmed a couple of
television shows as a featured travel expert, and had quite a few
adventures in 2010 , including riding 16,000kms of Australia's
iconic railways (11,000kms in 11 days)! 
And 2011 had also been equally adventurous. She returned to New
Zealand to volunteer at a favorite spot called Mana Retreat, a
caretaking position she found through word of mouth. She also
returned home to Canada for a visit (as she has done every two
years since leaving), and took on the Ultimate Train Challenge,
30 days by train from Lisbon to Saigon! 
While in the middle of the train challenge, a caretaker host from
the Gazette who Nora had written to a few months earlier returned
her email, inviting her to house and dog-sit on the Caribbean
island of Grenada for three months. Well! How can you turn an
offer like that down? Nora hopped on a plane (many planes,
actually) from Saigon to Grenada, and is currently enjoying the
tropical island life on a little piece of paradise, while caring
for the homeowners' lovely dog. 
What's next? Nora is currently reading all the Gazette email
updates and newsletters in search of her next adventure. In the
meantime, she is working on her second book, and continuing to
write up a storm with the free time that her full-time traveling
and caretaking lifestyle provides.

Nora jumping for joy while housesitting in Grenada


LOOKING FOR A DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala from mid-April through early July 2012 (the rainy
season here). You should pack mud boots, though when the rainy
season is agreeable, it's lovely. We have warm, sunny days with
afternoon rain and into the night. At its worst, it can be awful
and intense. You pay $20 for electric and $15 for gas, as well as
walk my dog, Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. The property does better with
some care. A gardener comes 10 hours a week and he knows how to
keep busy on his own. However, with the dry season, an hour of
watering a day is needed (mostly with sprinkler but some hand
watering). I've had 8-year-olds and their Moms, 65-year-old
retired men, a couple in their late 30's, and others stay here.
Life here is somewhat physical with the boat passage, walking,
etc. It’s not for everyone. The most important criteria is
a dog lover who has respect for the house and awareness of the
responsibility that comes with that charge. There is no Internet
or television in the house. Posada Jaibalito has Internet and
Wi-Fi and is only a three minute walk away. Internet (for those
who need high capacity) is best from Panajachel, a 30 minute boat
ride away. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, with kitchen, hot
water shower, and is approximately 1,000 sq. ft. The property is
fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house. It is a five
minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic groceries can be
bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must be bought in
Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.


CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. Responsible, experienced, competent
individual or couple wanted to care for a unique and beautiful
vacation home on five acres on the Island of Molokai. Must be
enthusiastic and adaptable to the rustic life on an island with
limited services. Must be capable of maintaining extensive
landscaping, provide housekeeping and maintenance duties and
personable, superior customer service for guests. Experience
living on Molokai desired but not required. No tobacco, drug or
alcohol users please. A small but comfortable cabin and
compensation provided. Please send a letter of interest to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for additional work at the new SEEDS
volunteers’ base located in the outskirts of
Reykjavík. We will be assisting and giving contributions
to the future development of SEEDS volunteering activities. We
will help with taking care of the garden in the volunteers
centre, painting the house if needed and if weather allows
working at the garden and tending the lot. Volunteers may work
with the city of Reykjavík; trying to keep the city and
its public areas lively. Tasks may involve painting to cover
graffiti tags, tiding up public spaces and face-lifting the city.
SEEDS volunteers will stay at SEEDS volunteers’ base, a
fully equipped house; sleeping in shared rooms. Please bring your
own sleeping bag. Food ingredients will be provided and a kitchen
will be available, volunteers will share the duties of preparing
and cooking meals. Please do not forget some typical food for the
international evening, where others can try and taste some
specialties from your home countries. The project will take place
in the outskirts of Reykjavík, in the hills of Mountain of
Wolfs. The location is far enough from the city to be able to
enjoy the quality of the country life, pure air, nature and
tranquility, but close enough to be able to visit the capital
once or twice. Please visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


A CHICAGO FAMILY is seeking a Personal Assistant. This is a
six-month contracted position that could lead to a permanent,
full-time position if the employers are impressed. The family
includes a teen-aged son, a dog, and a cat, and they employ a
Housecleaner and contracted staff. The right candidate will have
previous experience working in a wealthy home and/or professional
training. Responsibilities include chauffeuring; running errands;
purchasing for the family; administrative duties such as bill
paying, inventory, keeping the family calendar, appointment
setting and keeping, and so on; supervising staff; and anything
else required to keep the family's home lives running smoothly.
Only nonsmokers will be considered for this position. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes benefits and
housing (if the candidate does not already live in Chicago).
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
interested. Those being considered will then be required to
complete an Employment Application, if one is not already on file

Applications are available at the Club or please mail your resume


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on Clare Island is searching for a
long-term helper from early April until the end of the summer to
act as an accommodation manager (plenty of cleaning). Would suit
someone with an interest in yoga or horses, as it will be
possible to take part in yoga classes, and you can ride every day
if you want. Also short-term helpers (minimum of two weeks)
needed from early March. If you want to come, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with details of your relevant
experience, the reasons why you're choosing our place, and the
dates you would be available. If you can, also send a photo (or a
link to one on the Internet), as we like to know what our
prospective helpers look like. Thanks.


CARETAKER WANTED at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center,
a 19th century museum and farm, in Livermore, Maine. A year-round
farm hand position in exchange for housing. Requires experience
with large farm animals and general maintenance. The Caretaker is
primarily responsible for the care and security of the buildings,
safety of the overall site, general maintenance, cleanliness and
daily animal care. Compensation includes housing in a one bedroom
apartment, heat, laundry and electricity. Restrictions on the use
of the buildings/grounds apply. 15 hours per week required. No
pets allowed. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
detailed job description or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a small raspberry, orchard, mixed green
and vegetable farm in Kennebec County, East Vassalboro Maine. We
have a 20-year-old son, 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old
daughter. Our land backs up to the outlet stream of China Lake.
We are within walking distance of a store, library, church
(Quaker, Methodist or Baptist), China Lake boat landing and
Grange Hall. The bicycling and fishing in the area is well known.
We are 30 miles from the ocean. Our farm has been in and out of
our family since 1906. Our farm house has a large kitchen living
area with an available bedroom/bathroom in the winter and larger
living quarters from April to September. We operate a small
farmers market on Fridays on the steps of the grange hall and
sell most berries to health food stores locally and on the coast.
Colby College and the Maine State Capital are nine miles away for
broader entertainment. There is an occasional opportunity to
visit other organic farms or MOFGA workshops. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DISCOVER WESTERN MAINE - summer and fall are beautiful here! We
have the Lakes Region, where you can hike, canoe, kayak, paint,
write, reflect and learn from nature. Owners are offering free
room and board (three meals), private room and bath, laundry
privileges; swimming, hiking, kayak usage and internet connection
for help in painting, weeding, mowing, wood cutting and general
outdoor maintenance. The deal is: work ½ day (8:00 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.) five days a week for two to three weeks. Non smokers
only. Looking for one interested strong male to help out with
many long overdue projects ... seeking help now. Please email


CARETAKERS NEEDED in Rehoboth. A local horse farm is looking for
a couple to exchange an apartment here for work. Must be very
self motivated and have experience with horses and farm
equipment. Will be required to maintain mowing, equipment,
gardens, weed-wacking, brush clearing and general horse handling.
This is a very active farm needing a very ambitious couple.
Applicants need to be adults, with no pets, and no smoking.


WANT TO SPEND RETIREMENT on the beautiful Sea of Cortez but can't
afford to rent or buy a beachfront home? Senior looking for
healthy retired couple willing/able to do 40 - 50 hours a month
in maintenance/cleaning/repairs to well maintained beachfront
home in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico. Located 215 miles
southeast of Phoenix, AZ on the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Two
units = top floor for owner/beach walk-out for caretakers - 1,300
sq ft, fully equipped and furnished two bedroom apartment. No
smokers, no pets. Satellite TV, wi-fi included. Free rent (value
$3,000 per month), you only pay for your water/electricity.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please put
"MEXICO" in subject line). Serious inquiries only. For
pictures please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Progreso, Mexico from February 15 through
June 30. I have a beach front condo in Progreso and need someone
to live on the property and do light work around the condo
complex. For more information, please email


CARETAKER NEEDED in Howell Michigan. Seeking a couple or single
to exchange an apartment for work - horse care, grounds
maintenance. For a non-smoking caretaker, only. You can bring
your own horses or business. Please contact

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Bessemer, Michigan. Free rent from
April 1 to November 15, 2012. Duties include general maintenance
and light repairs. For more details, please email


CARETAKER needed in Minneapolis. This is an opportunity for an
energetic motivated person to join a team of caretakers at the
premier apartment community in downtown Minneapolis. Duties
include cleaning apartments and common areas and making
deliveries. Lifting is required. This is a full-time caretaker
position with good benefits. Applicants must have prior relevant
experience. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED for a central Minnesota farm yard while we are
away for business May - September. Must enjoy and be able to do
yard/garden work mowing etc. and be able to think for yourself
and be security minded. No smoking. We prefer that you have your
own RV as a nice full hookup site is in our yard. More info
available upon request via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a 200-acre ranch bordering a national
forest in northern Mississippi, one hour south of Memphis and
½ hour from Oxford. I have a small herd of cattle, a few
horses, chickens, gardens, dogs and cats, and a 25 acre stocked
lake! I was operating retreats, but not now, because I am scaling
back on ranching. I need someone to watch over and maintain
buildings, vehicles, farm equipment, grounds, and pastures.
Tractor work, basic animal care, etc. I need freedom to travel as
my job demands. I provide a three bedroom/two bath house and
salary. This is not full-time work. I can also provide conditions
for someone interested in raising animals and/or crops. Prefer
someone with environmentally friendly values. Please call

FREE RENT AVAILABLE in Starkville, MS. No pay. Home with very
nice accommodations and conveniently located in Starkville, close
to campus. You will have lots of space with your own bedroom and
private living area. I am looking for the right person - not
required but caretaking experience will be a plus. Essentially
trading rent in order to have a live-in person (at night) with
our Mom. We have rotating caretakers during the day. Looking for
applicants in the Starkville area. Please call

A BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION near Natchez, Mississippi needs a friendly
caretaker or couple. This is a gorgeous environment for a
naturalist. The caretaker will need to do heavy lifting once in
awhile, regular two horse care, one dog care, have organic
gardening, maintenance and repair skills, and be computer savvy.
Social skills a plus. You will need to drive, and be able to
drive a pickup attached to a horse trailer. You will also need to
be self motivated, a creative thinker, healthy, non drug user,
and prefer no tobacco. Need a progressive thinker without trauma
residue that affects work. Two bedroom, one bath, big porches,
historic, comfy home is yours to use and keep neat and clean.
Small monthly salary and opportunity for extra jobs for extra
income. The job starts immediately for a minimum of six months.
Must be tolerant of heat, humidity, insects and wild critters
because of the tropical woodsy climate here May through


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. To start ASAP. Length of stay and possible
additional compensation are negotiable.

COUPLE POSITION open near trout fishing in southwest Missouri.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Cassville, MO is looking for camp
hosts for the 2012 season. We will need a couple to be available
March or April or earlier through Labor Day or beyond. This can
be a year round position if desired. The duties include helping
campers with any needs, cleaning bathhouse, mowing, and raking
leaves. Some maintenance help may be needed at times. This
position does not require a significant amount of hours. There is
plenty of time to fish the Roaring River for a trophy Rainbow or
Brown trout, or find part-time work in Missouri. Please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then if you are
interested in applying, please email us at

CARETAKER/LIGHT MAINTENANCE person (or couple) needed for a 41
unit RV Park in Branson. We are seeking a short-term, temporary,
caretaker/light maintenance person to live onsite during the
off-season in exchange for RV space on a pad on the grounds. This
could become a long-term paid assignment based on qualifications.
The start date is as soon as possible, with the end date
mid-March, if temporary. The duties would include: keeping a
watchful eye on the property to ensure that ne’er-do-wells
remain off of the property, opening the water spigots at each pad
each day for a short amount of time to keep the water flowing
through the pipes, check the bathrooms daily, run the water,
check that the heat is functional, check the water well house to
ensure that the heat is on, add chlorine as necessary, ensure the
unit is functional, check the cabin and office space to ensure
heat is functional, run the water for a short span, meet/greet
scheduled vendors onsite as needed to perform necessary tasks,
check the propane tank and report back readings, place order for
refill when instructed, and other small miscellaneous tasks as
needed. If you are interested in this position, please email your


CARETAKER/WORKING MANAGER needed year round for a southwestern
Montana grazing ranch with flood irrigation. Looking for a mature
couple (children gone) with recent ranching experience. Extensive
flood irrigation knowledge a must. No haying. Job includes caring
for Lessee's cattle during the grazing season (no calving), fence
repair (no new fence construction), assisting Lessee's crew with
checking, doctoring and rotating cattle between pastures, and
salt/mineral distribution. Also, year round maintenance of yards,
buildings and equipment. Recently remodeled Manager's house
provided (no smoking). Two other seldom used historical houses to
care for. Limited horse pasture/barn available to the Manager
only plus all feed for your work horses (if any) and
reimbursement for your pickup use on ranch business. ATV
furnished. Prime hunting and fishing. Owner is an older
particular type not always available for day to day management
but very interested in the condition and appearance of the
improvements and equipment. Talk won't suffice - results are what
counts with him. Applicant must be a self-motivated, hard
working, handy type person who has proven he can efficiently
manage his time and prioritize the jobs that need to be done.
Must be thorough and want every job done right. Must be clean and
neat, sober, drug free, "good folk" types with a
reputation for honesty and friendliness who can adjust to a long
winter season. Please mail your resume to


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for the month of March 2012 for
our home in Jersey City, NJ. This will just be an exchange of
your housesitting service for the living space in our home
– no pay involved. You should be comfortable with city
living. Our home is in a quiet urban neighborhood and has a small
garden which will need some watering if we get into a dry spell.
We are close to shops, restaurants and other stores. The
housesitter’s primary responsibility will be to look after
our home and care for our two dogs while we are away. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are available and please
provide checkable references.

current owners are looking to retire and would like to find
someone interested in operating the pub as a lease agreement or
as a partial owner. The situation is negotiable. The Inn has 40
rooms 36 of which have private baths. The current owners have
been in operation for 35 years. There is a 24 hour pub on-site
that is open to negotiations also. Please email


CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote ranch property in southwestern New
Mexico starting late April through October or possibly longer. An
average of 10 hours per week to care for the livestock, dogs, and
electric fence. Nice fifth wheel trailer with slideout, water,
propane and solar power furnished. Phone service available. The
closest town is 30 miles away. For more details please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. This is a fully
sustainable farm/renewable energy learning center powered by
wind, sun and biogas. It borders beautiful mountain wilderness in
northern New Mexico, next to lakes, rivers and hot springs.
Helpers can expect nice accommodation (there are several
apartments) and excellent local food (trout, mushrooms organic
greens, etc.); tasks are varied and range from farming, taking
care of livestock, to construction and repair of energy systems,
or picking mushrooms at 11,000 feet altitude. There are also all
kinds of food-related tasks such as baking bread or fermenting
root vegetables and cabbage into kim chee, or making kombucha
those interested can learn about all aspects of sustainable
living, on actually existing systems - not just theory. It is
also a great place to see low-budget building methods such as
adobe (mud brick), strawbale, pumicecrete, pallets and
Earthships. Longer stays work better for me; it takes a while to
understand how my house works. Due to slow internet I prefer to
be contacted by phone, at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, but short
emails will be answered in even shorter replies. Pets may be
okay, but need to prove they don't harass my livestock - though I
do have emus that harass dogs. Please email

I AM LOOKING FOR A MATURE INDIVIDUAL to look after my place when
I travel from April 8 through April 22. I have a 33 acre ranch
with friendly horses in the pasture and three dogs. My place is
secluded and enchanting, with 360º views of the Rocky
Mountains. Located in northern New Mexico, near Taos and Red
River, recreation abounds here! Cozy two bedroom/two bath home
with a large wrap-around deck. Exchange for minimal work taking
care of the animals. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
References will be checked.


A PAUL SMITHS ESTATE is looking for a mechanic/caretaker to
fulfill a team position. Must be proficient in auto repair and
equipment mechanical skills are needed. Living "on the
property" is required with provided housing. Some nightly
and weekend duty is also required. Please mail your resume and

SEEKING A CARETAKER for female WW2 Vet and her beautiful 30 acre
farm, located three hours north of New York City. Free lodging in
main farmhouse and use of farmable land; salary negotiable. Must
be mechanically inclined, responsible, caring; couple preferred
35+, with no children. Sustainable farming skills desired, but
not necessary. Starting June 2012. Please email your references

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - Center for Health & Happiness -
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 a positive
attitude, great problem solving abilities, no physical
limitations and a willingness to multi-task and communicate well
with others. Previous hospitality experience is a plus. Work with
a great team! Seasonal staff needed from April through October
2012. Compensation includes room and board plus a 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 email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A COLUMBUS, OH ESTATE needs a Housekeeper immediately to work in
their large, beautiful home with other staff. Must be experienced
caring for fine materials and expensive possessions. Professional
training accepted in lieu of no experience. Housekeeper will be
responsible for detailed cleaning of all rooms, which will entail
dusting and polishing furniture and equipment; vacuuming floors,
rugs, upholstered furniture, and draperies as needed; keeping all
parts of the home neat and organized, including work areas;
cleaning and polishing silver and other metalwork throughout the
home; laundering and ironing clothing and linens. The right
candidates will be hard-working, dedicated, unobtrusive, and
discreet. You will work approximately 45 hours a week (overtime
will be paid), with more time necessary when the family has
guests visiting or during events of entertaining. Must be able to
work flexible hours. This is a fantastic opportunity for a
dedicated professional and will command an attractive salary to
the right person. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested. Those being considered
will then be required to complete an Employment Application, if
one is not already on file with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  No
phone calls will be accepted.  

A BEXLEY, OHIO FAMILY seeks a take-charge Housekeeper/manager to
care for their beautiful home. The right candidate will have a
minimum of two years' experience working in a single wealthy
household. General and detail housecleaning skills as well as
laundry expertise are requirements of the job. A professional and
cheerful comportment is needed at all times, and the candidate
must be a non-smoker. A clean background check is essential.
Salary up to $55,000 and benefits, paid holidays and vacation
time. This is a wonderful opportunity to start immediate
employment with a very nice family. Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Those being
considered will then be required to complete an Employment
Application, if one is not already on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls will be accepted. 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the Rogue River, with great
fishing, is looking for help 16 hours a week for our RV site.
Wi-Fi and cable TV provided. Work includes office and
registration, plus cleaning restrooms, showers, rentals, and
pavilion. Campground Master software knowledge is helpful. Can be
flexible with days worked. Extra pay available for more hours
worked. Please contact us through  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

job includes a very nice fenced in campsite, water, power,
sewage, cable and wi-fi year round. It pays $300 a month for the
on-season "June through September". Off season is very
slow. Duties are five days a week and include an hour a day in
the camp office tending to customers, cleaning fire pits and
bathrooms. On season is busy. Duties are five days a week and
include two hours in camp office a day, cleaning fire pits and
bathrooms. Year round you are on call for emergencies as well.
This is a beautiful park on the McKenzie River. You would be
working directly for the caretaker. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE’RE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, ideally a couple, to look
after our simple, off-grid house on Angaur, an outer island of
Palau in the South Pacific. Palau is a former-U.S. territory
located 1,000 miles south of Guam. This is a challenging and
unpaid assignment not dissimilar in its intensity and remoteness
to the Peace Corp. Responsibilities include general maintenance,
maintaining good relationships with the community, and preparing
for occasional visitors. Starts March or so, 2012. You will need
to make a one year minimum commitment. For photos and job
description please visit:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in Bocas del Toro. A minimum one year
commitment is required. Working knowledge of English, Spanish,
home maintenance, yard work, and the ability to provide a
presence on a three acre eight house property. Compensation
includes casita and small stipend. For additional information,
please submit your resume and recent photo to 


LONG-TERM CARETAKER POSITION available in the Philadelphia area.
The charitable trust that operates the historic
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is soliciting applications from
individuals (or couples) interesting in living on site and
serving as a caretaker (or caretakers). The living accommodation
is an apartment in the main house (a National Historic Landmark).
Resident caretakers are required to perform housekeeping duties
in the main house, which is an historic house museum; perform
modest yard work; and give tours one weekend day every other
week. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Serious
applicants should send a letter of interest plus resumes to the

CARETAKER(S)/STEWARD(S) NEEDED for an historic Philadelphia club
in Penllyn, PA for a long-term relationship. Club provides
members with a picnic grove (no bar or restaurant), winter paddle
tennis, summer tennis courts and a swimming pool. There are
occasional low-key social events. Candidates must be comfortable
with year-round care of grounds (woodland, fields, meadows and
lawn) and clubhouse (open only in high season). Candidates should
have excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of performing
significant yard work and modest housekeeping duties. Steward(s)
must reside in modernized wing of 18th century clubhouse (three
bedroom); housing is gratis with a utilities allowance. Position
could be ideal for a couple, one of whom is a teacher (in club
slow season) the other in the trades, mechanical arts, etc.
Compensation will be commensurate with duties and experience.
Please mail your resume and references to 

EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Huntingdon, PA for our family
campground for the 2012 season from April 15 through October 15.
Responsibilities to include assisting with guest arrivals, cabin
and bathhouse cleaning, minor maintenance and repairs, and
conducting social events. Applicants must have good customer
service skills, and knowledge and experience in campground
operation. This position will require approximately 30 to 50
hours per week. Please contact us via our website at 

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY managing a Guesthouse/Hostel in beautiful
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Turnkey-operational eight seasons:
includes website, brochures, graphics, furnishings, inventory,
training, office, computer and more. Low Investment. Great
opportunity for a single-income couple. Take-over early 2012,
train until then. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
call or email for more information.

ON-SITE CARETAKER is needed in Souderton. After hours maintenance
coverage compensation: paid rent and utilities of a one bedroom
apartment; must live on property. Please fax your resume to


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE required for a historic property in
Scottish Borders. Daily security, minor general property
maintenance, general housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, some
cooking, dog walking, car washing, arranging vehicle maintenance,
errands, etc. The successful candidates will be responsible to
the resident trustee and will be required to live on site in rent
free accommodation as part of package. Knowledge of working in
historic buildings would be advantageous but is not essential as
full training will be provided. Work averages approximately 40
hours per week including weekends. Salary will be by negotiation.
Please mail applications to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED now through June 2012. We have our family
home in an active and beautiful village in the central highlands
of Scotland - a cottage/bungalow with a large garden. As we work
abroad, so we are looking for housesitters who are interested in
a fairly long-stay of around 10 months a year. As the house is
oldish and the garden large, it needs to be lived in, warmed and
cared for. We are looking for a couple who would want to assist
us to manage the large garden – mostly grass - to look
after the house and do minor repairs, decorating etc. We would
ask that electricity and council tax be paid during your stay.
Our house is not huge and is in need of some understanding and
care! Built in 1920s – it is attractive and in a beautiful
location. The house is in a village which is very active, has
shops, bank etc. Views of the loch and mountains can be seen from
the house and garden. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information.


URGENT HELP needed with horses and farm work in Andalucia.
Energetic help required to join our team of helpers. Help
required with the care and feeding and exercising of the horses
and general farm maintenance work. Please contact us for more
info. Previous riding experience would be great, but not
essential. To learn more, please visit our website at 


ON-SITE MANAGERS needed in the Jamestown, TN area. A couple is
preferred to manage a small rustic lodge retreat for the next ten
months. Duties will include: food preparation, housekeeping,
grounds maintenance, and weekly shopping.  Must be people
oriented. Pay includes room and board.  Bonus paid at the end of
contract. Please email your resume and references to


FARM AND RANCH HAND needed. Duties include farming, fencing,
irrigation, and handling yearlings a few months out of the year.
We prefer a married man. Ranch hand duties including cows,
calving heifers, some farming and fencing. No dogs – this
is a resort area in the Texas Panhandle. House and utilities
included, and beef after six months. Please fax your resume to

EXPERIENCED COUPLE OR SINGLE furniture refinisher/carpenter
needed for an Antique Business - Texas Hill Country location -
small acreage – scenic setting. Growing business needs long
term help: furniture refinishing, groundskeeper, general
handyman/carpentry, domestic animal care, loading and trailer
knowledge. Couple, no smoking, no children, drug testing - house
pets and horses OK. Also have an RV site or small cabin for
single carpenter/refinisher. We are motivated people with high
standards, attention to detail and solid work ethics that
appreciate the same qualities. Housing plus salary. Building a
new woodworking shop - the right person could help with the
workshop plans. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or visit our website to view the property at 


business of three rental cabins in the heart of Flaming Gorge
country near Manila, Utah) from May 1 – September 30. We
are looking for a couple with their own RV who enjoys working
with people and is happy, outgoing and patient with the public.
Need to work five days a week for a combined 40 hours per week.
$800 monthly with full RV hookups and wi-fi provided. Duties
include: greeting guests, answering phone, taking reservations,
cleaning cabins, laundry, cleaning laundry facility, yard work,
mowing, irrigation, weeding, basic maintenance/repairs, basic
handyman skills, requires lifting. If interested please visit our


800 SQUARE FOOT, TWO STORY ROUND HOUSE with solar backup power
available March 1st - August 31st in Hot Springs, VA. Free
rent/utilities in exchange for lawn/crops care (~10 hours/week).

FARM CARETAKER needed. We will provide a two bedroom cottage,
rent free in exchange for farm caretaking duties consisting of
mowing and general property upkeep. The caretaker should have
experience in operating and maintaining farm and mowing
equipment. To apply, please mail your resume to


CARETAKER POSITION available on Shaw Island, WA. Property owner
is seeking a Caretaker (or Caretaker Couple) to care for and
maintain a private 100 acre estate. Caretaker will report to the
onsite property owner, but must be self-motivated and work
independently. Caretaker is expected to work an average of 40
hours per week, and should have experience in landscaping of
manicured yards, organic gardening, daily farm animal care,
repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment, maintaining
shop and supplies inventory, forest and trail maintenance,
general handyman skills, and management of subcontracted projects
or services. This is a salaried position that includes private
accommodations to live on site. Interested applicants may submit
a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAIN MAN needed to steward our 60 acre old growth forest, in
the central Cascades, Washington. This is ideal for a fit retired
person. Small cabin provided in a beautiful setting. A whitewater
river is 200 yards from your doorstep, and one-half mile to a
wilderness hot spring. Salary will be $700/month for one hour of
steep hiking daily, with additional part-time work available at
$12/hour. Off grid with satellite internet connection; propane
cooking, and wood heat. Annually, from May to November. The
position starts in May, 2012. Please email

MANAGER/INNKEEPER wanted to manage our luxury cabins/retreat
center. Our property consists of 10 luxury cabins with in-cabin
health and wellness services as well as wedding grounds in the
Columbia River Gorge, WA. The desirable candidate is an
experienced innkeeper or hotel manager with sales/marketing
experience and an outgoing entrepreneurial spirit who can handle
all aspects of lodging business. You will be required to oversee
all operations, including and not limited to: sales and
marketing, management of employees, guest relations, front desk,
planning and organizing weddings and retreats, prepare and cook
breakfast, inspect guestrooms, assist with cleaning, press
relations, maintaining the property and arranging wellness
services. We take a huge amount of pride in our property and we
are looking for someone to treat our business as their own.
Compensation includes base salary, commission on sales and
separate furnished living quarters including utilities. If
interested please send a picture, cover letter and resume to


NEED FARM HELP on my homestead: 21 acres of woods and three acres
grass. Mow grass, cut weeds, apiary help, general upkeep, water
young fruit trees. Care for chickens, guenies, goats, cats, dogs.
Plant flowers, herbs, vegetables, weed, cultivate, harvest,
home-can vegetables. Must be reliable, not afraid of hard work,
self-motivated, mechanical aptitude, carpentry knowledge,
experience animal husbandry, early-risers, have inner enjoyment
of nature. No smoking or drinking. There are five rustic
buildings. Natural color and texture. (1) Rustic one-room cabin
with porch. Hardwood floors, handmade kitchen cabinets,
galvanized double-tub kitchen sink in polyurethaned wood counter,
hidden kitchen table with fold down legs looks like drawer
beneath counter. Climb ladder to sleeping loft, railing around
overlooking down into 1st floor, windows all around gives feeling
of sleeping under stars or winter sun bathing and passive solar
gain heat. Back of cabin has sliding double doors, front and side
has very large windows. Supplement heat by wood or propane. (2)
Root cellar with rustic bath house, guest area above. Upon
entering through the gate, looking right are 10 acres some
semi-level bottom land, year-round creek, beyond that woods.
Looking left are 14 wooded acres, buildings, yard, garden. Please
email your availability, previous work experience, references,
skills, and phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX –
then I will call you after our initial emails.


APARTMENT CARETAKER needed for 10-15 hours/week in La Crosse.
Must have your own tools and basic repair skills. Must live
within 10 minutes of Ontario, WI. Duties include unit turn-overs,
lawn and snow removal and some paperwork. Please mail your resume
or letter of experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


RANCH CARETAKER needed for a small ranch on a river near the Big
Horn Mountains. We need an individual or couple to feed and care
for horses daily. Some additional chores; fence maintenance,
lawn- landscape care, clean/upkeep barn and cabin. Includes
housing in a three bedroom log cabin with full bath, plus free
pasture for three to four horses. Can earn added wages and board
more horses. Must love horses and be experienced with their care.
Please mail your resume and references to: Caretaker Position,


Bonded experienced caretaker available - professionally providing
housesitting, property security, maintenance and loving pet care
for 12 years. I am neat, clean-cut, uniformed gentleman, 50,
extremely caring, dependable, honest, and trustworthy. Huge
animal/nature lover, licensed wildlife rescue agent, habitat
management, relocation, repairs. Seek a position in the Fenton,
Michigan or surrounding areas. Have a RV hook-up. Please call

Caretaker available, long-term/short-term, for small
ranch/ranchette. 20+ years experience with most types of stock
and horses. Salary needed. Western Colorado area. Please call

On-Site Oregon Caretakers looking for weather-secured area with
utilities for self-contained 25’trailer with a large
gardening area. On-site caretakers offer exceptional security and
peace of mind for discerning property owners insuring complete
client confidentiality. Law enforcement background, with multiple
security clearances, concealed weapons firearms permit and First
Aid/CPR Certification. Retired Master Gardener, three-state
certification in organic culinary, medicinal, scented and
ornamental herbs, gourmet herb salad mixes and winter greenhouse
tomatoes. Thirty+ year’s nursery business/management and 40
year’s community service. Mature, clean, quiet, well
organized, self starters, non-smoke/drink; Experienced in
farm/home maintenance and landscaping, animal husbandry,
certified welder; computer literate, (build websites) both are
Chef de Parties’. For my personal resumes, photos, and
references please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature older lady, healthy energetic, dedicated, retired LPN,
nurse seeks long-term varied positions to fit your needs for you
and your loved ones. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Professional bonded housesitters available for the southwestern
area of the USA. Please email for terms and availability:

Current U.S. public safety executive and wife seek longer-term
caretaking/management position in the Caribbean, especially
Panama. Retiring with 30 years continuous public safety service,
including that of a part-time Christian college adjunct
instructor. Excellent communication skills
(written/verbal/computer), very dependable, exceptional
integrity. Can provide owners with a sense of security for the
care of their property/business. Have excellent organizational
skills and attention to details. Non-smokers, healthy and active
outdoors people who also have extensive cattle farm
management/work experience. Total client confidentiality
provided, have current passport. Resume and strong public
safety/work references available immediately upon request. Please

Retreat Facilitator: I am looking for a property to caretake in
lieu of using the grounds to host my YOGA retreats. I have
experience farming, with horses, and managing the maintenance of
property upkeep. Please contact Bianca Grace at

Mature female in Santa Barbara looking to house-sit a smoke/pet
free property in the Ammon/Idaho Falls area, Idaho from June -
September 2012 while attending classes. Information upon
response. Excellent references. Please call

Hardworking trustworthy 24-year-old female looking for a
work/travel/skill building opportunity in April. Please email

Responsible Fit Healthy 43-year-old female writer seeking a
housesitting, petsitting or general caretaking position beginning
approximately July - August 2012, prefer three to six month
minimum. Former teacher, data analyst, government contractor with
top clearances; financially secure. Experience with short-and
mid-term house/petsitting in Hawaii and Ohio. Open to
opportunities including up to three to four hours of work/day
(yard work, cleaning, pet care, etc). Interested in discussion to
ensure good fit for both of us. Please contact me at
line. Thank you.

Looking for property caretaking or personal assistant exchange
for room and board in the United States. I am in my early 30's, a
female aesthetician, artist and a swimmer with my dog - a Golden
Retriever. I'll send my background check. Right now I'm on the
east coast Mid-Atlantic region, don’t have a car and will
need to be relocated. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Extremely responsible and motivated individual in search of an
animal-friendly situation. I am a 44-year-old female with a
diverse professional background and many interests and skills. I
have many years in the veterinary, animal welfare and non-profit
fields, educated in the arts, have my own website
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) and am a published author. Very
good with people, animals, love to contribute, with a great life
and work ethic. Open to different opportunities, but most
interested in taking care of a home or property in Cape Cod where
I grew up. Anywhere from Falmouth to Wareham, or close
surrounding areas. I come with a dog and cat, both are shy but
very nice. Most likely available beginning in March. Personal and
professional references available. Please email

Boston May - September: Housesitting position desired in the
Boston area. Responsible, professional woman will do light
household tasks. Please email to discuss details at:

Wanted: A permanent position on a ranch or farm property. I can
go anywhere, and provide great security for your property. I need
a house or trailer house to live in (no RV) and all utilities
paid and a guarantee of $500 automatically deposited in my bank
on the 3rd of every month. I’ll also need a ranch truck or
4WD and gas or diesel to get around the property. Great
references available. You wouldn’t be disappointed with me.

Healthy caretaker couple available. Non-drinkers, non-smokers,
and no drugs, with a clean background, and great references.
Landscaping, gardening, farming, home repairs, maintenance,
cleaning, cooking, administration assistance, loving animal care.
Medium/Long Term, Salaried, Eastern U.S. Please email

Strong and energetic young couple seeking caretaking opportunity
in Hawaii. Current general contractor offering framing,
carpentry, concrete, roofing, home maintenance experience. The
better half is energetic, ready to cook and keep house, excellent
housekeeping skills. Very personable and willing couple. Please

Experienced and responsible married couple seeking
caretaker/housesitter position in the Vicenza, Italy area
beginning in the summer of 2012.  Short or long term jobs are
fine. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you

Semi-retired professional Property Manager, Caretaker, Innkeeper,
with 25-years experience in Northern California, seeking similar
position in same area. Excellent references. Please call my cell

Professional Real Estate Couple seeking an Estate Caretaker
Management position in the Naples, Marco Island, Florida area.

Hawaii. Professional/active couple seeking a quality long term
caretaker/property management position on the Big Island, HI. We
have owned and operated our own construction business for 20+
years. Experience in all phases of home repair, property
maintenance, management and property development, office
administration, computers, gardening, love animals. Please email

Single woman, 51 years young, business and homeowner is looking
for a caretaking position or job in Nevada, Toronto or the
Netherlands as a Masseuse. This is an ongoing desire and I am
very flexible with my time. I do not smoke or drink, am healthy,
clean, honest and trustworthy. I would like to stay at least two
months and possibly longer if it works out well. One month
minimum. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple looking for part-time, long-term position in animal/equine
rescue or animal caretaker on a small ranch. Our RV with FHU site
furnished or cabin/house provided by you. Volunteer or salary
considered depending on your requirements. Position in USA.
Please relay your interest and for more info to

Mature, responsible, fit woman with excellent references seeks
long-term caretaking position, starting March 1st.  I’m a
hard worker, and a good communicator. I live a quiet, clean life
(non-smoker, non-drinker).  I have cared for horses (former barn
manager), dogs, cats, goats, chickens, and cattle. I have
designed and maintained organic perennial and vegetable gardens.
I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist (with some equine massage
training). I am geographically flexible. Request housing and
stipend. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Magnificent Runs With Horses Caretaker Aloha Gal is available for
a warm and sunny location. Experienced, professional, dependable.
For more info on my ranch caretaker/manager background, please
visit my website at: 

Wanted: Caretaking position in Western Montana. I will soon be in
the Bozeman/Missoula region of MT, and would like to find a
caretaking position there. I am currently a caretaker of a
primary home, 10,000 sq. ft., and two dogs. I can provide great
references. Please call or write with any questions. I am looking
forward to hearing from you. Thank you,

Active mature professional couple seeking a
housesitting/caretaking position (France/Europe). Professional
tennis couple, wife played in French Open and all other Grand
Slams. Husband coached on the WTA circuit and is a USPTA
certified coach. Tennis Anyone? Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXand send us an email.

Retired male Correctional Officer, 64, would like to live in your
guesthouse, gatehouse, etc. and provide security for your
property. I prefer a six month minimum period particularly in the
summer months or perhaps longer. I have spent the previous 12
years in Mexico but am ready for a change. No drugs or smoking,
excellent companion, driver, and traveler. Prefer southern US,
Texas, Arizona but will consider any situation. Reply to

Strong, healthy mother of two (ages four and six) seeks to work
and live on a farm. Past experience with horses, goats, chickens,
maintenance, etc. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Travel Writer available for short/long-term Caribbean house/pet
sit February – May 2012. Please contact

Retired Industrial Engineer, seeking a caretaker position
anywhere within Thailand. No problems with visa, drugs or
alcohol. My Thai wife, her two younger boys and I live on a
meager pension. We also support her brother and his wife -
wonderful nannies for the two boys. A yearly commitment (for the
boys to stay in one school) is desired although we can stay
nearby if you decide to holiday in your own home for a month or
two. We are conservative and do not require compensation. I must
be kept busy. In the past seven years, I have personally
refurbished every one of our rental houses to accommodate a
foreigner’s style house. From roofing to septic systems,
electrical and plumbing. I do it all to USA standards and can
control the quality of any contractors if they are required.
Photos, references, and remodeling pictures are available. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Responsible, mature individual seeks a housesitting/caretaking
position in Western Colorado. Long-term or short-term.
Experienced gardener will care for indoor/outdoor plants. TLC
provided to dogs, cats and reptiles. Salary needed. Please call

Estate manager currently available. Professional seasoned woman
with extensive history caretaking in the Hawaiian Islands and
previously in New England. Impeccable credentials and references
available. Consistently works with absolute respect, discretion
and commitment. Excellent rapport with owners, guests and
contractors. Diverse skills, conscientious personal assistant,
pet care and keen eye for detail. Please call

Farm/Ranch Manager Position wanted. I have experience with all
types of livestock. Strong skills in animal care, forage
production, irrigation and pasture management. Proficient in
Spanish and able to lead a crew or work alone. I am very
observant and conscientious about my work and personal behavior.
I'm looking for a challenging and rewarding position. Please
leave a message at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Professional photographer will capture your outdoor
adventures/vacation in Western Colorado. Also shoot horse/dog
shows and similar events. Will consider travel to other areas.

Hello Denver Homeowners! Colorado native seeking caretaking or
housesitting opportunity in the Denver-metro area. Professional,
40-ish, single woman. Former high school teacher. Will provide
excellent care for your pets, plants, and property. Open to wide
range of duties. Would especially enjoy a dog or two to look
after. Prefer long term, but am flexible. Please contact

Single woman of 44 seeking overseas caretaking opportunities to
facilitate long-term global travel. Open and willing to explore
options just about anywhere on the planet! 20 years experience as
caretaker, house sitter, and pet sitter, with excellent
references. Transitioning from 13 years of self-employment as an
energetic healer, acupuncturist, herbalist, and intuitive. Great
with gardens/plants, water/electrical conservation, isolated
rural living, and professional house cleaning. Please contact

Retired Bank Officer. Licensed Property Manager. Realtor, elderly
caretaker, diversified experience/background. Single lady seeking
new adventure. House sitting/caretaking/personal assistant/travel
companion. Any location. Impeccable references. Please email

Southeastern PA Caretakers Available: Middle-aged professional
couple: Mechanical Engineer and Professional Organizer available
to caretake your Southeastern PA home spring 2012. Long-term
assignment preferred and will consider shorter assignments.
Skilled in handyman, organization, technical and project
management. Previous homeowners and are re-locating from CA. Lead
quality and simplified, non-smoking, drug-free life. Excellent
references. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired couple seeking housesitting position, starting in 2012.
Sunshine Coast BC, non-smoking, no drinking/drugs. We are
responsible, can do small handyman jobs and gardening. We love
cats. Experienced housesitters with excellent references. Please

Single mature man, with 37 years experience caretaking remote and
semi-remote locations in Alaska is seeking a similar type
position anywhere in Alaska or the lower 48 states. Used to
"off grid" living. Can operate most all types of
equipment and am self-reliant and sufficient. Enjoy taking care
of animals. Dog's are my specialty. Looking for long-term
situation. Available fall of 2012. Reference's available. Please

Retired/self employed former Dairy Inspector, current
carpenter/contractor. Have raised horses/cattle for 40 years,
cow-calf, stocker, bottle calves, AQHA breeding operation, and
run machinery. Could assist you or take care of your place for a
week or so while you are gone. Feed, build or repair, with some
time to experience your area. Work solo or run a crew. Could
bring tool trailer or use yours. Wife (Science teacher) could
come summers. Non-smoker, drinker, just play honky-tonk piano.
Located in southern Illinois Ozarks. (Yep, they're there). Please

Ecological-minded, responsible, home-owning couple 35/39 seeks
caretaker opportunities between California/San Francisco Bay and
Central Coast April-July 2012.
Eco-gardening/cooking/cleaning/animals/more. Please email:

I am a dependable, responsible professional woman with a
positive, pitch-in, roll-up the sleeves, can do attitude. I am
seeking a full-time salaried House Manager position. I have a
strong "people service" background and I am looking to
use my experiences, skills and talents to help you. I am a good
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ease; along with having common sense, a sense of humor and a
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San Francisco California Caretaker Available. Single woman wants
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Energetic, reliable, and multi-talented couple looking for a long
term, B&B or private home to caretake. Le Cordon Bleu trained
chef, business background and mechanical/carpentry prowess Please

Energetic, outdoorsy woman with dog seeks a caretaker position
for home or farm starting May/June. Love animals, hard working,
and fast learner. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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