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THIS IS OUR 182nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                           Volume 31, Number

March/April 2013                             ISSN


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
“From Corporate Life to the Life of Caretaking” -
Rome and Rebecca Flores 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
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CAMPGROUND ATTENDANT'S position available. I'm looking for a
couple with a RV from Memorial Day – Labor Day. The job
consists of running the store, cleaning fire pits, cleaning,
stocking bathrooms, showers, and other such task. 40 hours a week
between you. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

HELP NEEDED. Currently I operate a "mini farm" with two
goats, 10 ducks, two geese, three dogs and two cats! I need help
with snow removal, fence maintenance, composting, food
processing, put windows into the goat house, get a compost bin
built, fix the goat house and fix the duck house up or build new,
care for goats, ducks geese, dogs and cats and general
organizing, house cleaning and up keep are especially needed. I
need to get my winter wood in as well. I also have a vermicompost
started and need to get a system designed so they can overwinter.
Interested? It is the most beautiful place and so many
opportunities here. You will never want to leave! Please call

HOUSE CARETAKER/PETSITTER needed in Dillingham from the beginning
of March (date uncertain) to mid-August. Seeking a mature,
responsible, non-smoking petsitter without any pets of your own.
You can stay here rent-free in my home in exchange for pet care.
You would have the use of my one bedroom home, with living room,
kitchen, bath, and large deck. I have propane heat. My home is
1,000 feet off the main road in the woods, so it is a very
private location. You will need to walk my Labrador Retriever at
least three times daily, and stay with the dog most of the time
you are here. He is a very friendly dog! As a petstter, you must
be prepared to put the animal’s needs first. The climate is
very cold at this time of year, so please keep that in mind when
applying. You can have access to my computer/internet; and we can
negotiate partial payment of utilities. For more details, please

AN OFF-GRID ALASKAN HOMESTEAD needs an energetic caretaker from
April through September. The duties will include starting seeds,
cultivating greenhouses and gardens, groundskeeping, painting,
splitting firewood, etc. Knowledge of hydropower and generators
would be a plus. Maritime experience is required. Room and board,
and a nominal stipend will be included. To apply for this
position, please contact Ginger by calling

BE PART OF THIS BEAUTIFUL resort setting on the Kenai Peninsula
in Alaska. Looking for an energetic, self-starting, financially
secure, outgoing, retired couple with own income to enjoy the
Alaska experience. Best applicants will be detailed, organized,
non-smokers, light to non-drinkers and eager to assist in
maintaining and renting six beautiful cabins within walking
distance to the famous Kenai River near Soldotna. Duties include,
but not limited to, greeting guests as they check in and out,
interacting with guests, problem solving, cleaning cabins, ground
maintenance, staining cabins, minor repairs, stacking firewood,
building the evening fire pit, raking leaves, mowing grass,
weeding, and be able to bend, stoop, carry, lift, etc. Handyman
skills a plus. Will provide an RV hookup with sewer, water and
electricity plus $300 month stipend and an additional bonus of $8
for each cabin cleaned. Time to fish and enjoy Alaska. Need to
have this position filled from May 15th to September 15th. $500
end-of-season bonus. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY of Alaska! Volunteer to be a Campground
Host in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Camp hosts receive a
campsite, stipend, and training for 30 - 40 hours/week. The
season is mid-May to September, with a minimum four-week
commitment. Please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit


PATAGONIA CALLING! Personal assistant, caregiver and companion
needed in the Andes of Northern Patagonia for a 64-year-old woman
with Multiple Sclerosis. I need a commitment of a minimum of one
month, the longer the better. I am an artist and an experienced
horsewoman. I believe in the healing power of creativity, as well
as the love of nature and her creatures. My ranch is located in a
non-touristic part of Patagonia, nestled in the foothills of the
Andes, in the heart of the real Gaucho culture. This is not a
salaried position, as it is a volunteer opportunity. In exchange
for basic food and housing, you will be my personal assistant.
Duties include, but are not limited to: personal care, occasional
housekeeping and cooking, helping me get around, administrative
work, help with my MS challenges, occasional help with the
horses. It is important that we enjoy each other’s company.
This is not always an easy position, but it is life changing.
Free time to be arranged as needed and wanted. You should have a
mastery of English; Spanish would be a major plus, basic computer
skills, a driver’s license, and the ability to drive a
manual/stick-shift truck. Please see my web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Also visit the website for the
family-owned estancia at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a visual
representation of the surrounding area near El Huecu. Please
email a description of why you are interested, something about
yourself, and a photo to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 


We are interested in information about house sitting or becoming
property caretakers when we retire in about 10 years. What type
of training (classes, experience, etc.) would be helpful to
prepare for this lifestyle? My husband has had his own
contracting business and I have many years experience in office
management and customer service. V. P., Candor, NY

Hi Victoria, thanks for asking. Over the decades, we have heard
very good things about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX training programs - you
can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX There may be other training
programs available - if anyone would like to share their training
program recommendations with  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Gary, it looks like the perfect person found my help-wanted ad
thanks to you. We have done everything to dissuade him but he has
persisted and convinced us to give him the chance. His references
were excellent, and his character is exactly what is needed in
the Alaska Bush. And so he will be here the end of May. I will
keep you posted and updated if you'd like! Hopefully he will have
something good to say about us in the future. Thanks Gary!
Regards, T. B., North Pole, Alaska

Tammy, that’s great news! Please let us know how it works
out. Hopefully we can feature your property and your new
caretaker in a future Caretaker Profile story in the Gazette.

Hi Gary, just writing to let you know that my Situation Wanted ad
in the Gazette worked very well for me! I was contacted by three
property owners and offered a position by one. I’m in the
process of getting my things in order and waiting to make the big
jump this spring. Thanks Gary. L. M., Binghamton, NY

Hi Len, thanks for sharing your good news with us. I’m glad
your Situations Wanted ad resulted in an offer for you. Please
keep in touch and let us know about your new position. 

Our caretaker wanted ad in your Gazette resulted in such a fast
and overwhelming response for us! So many great candidates
applied, it wasn’t easy narrowing it down to just one!
Thank you for your great publication. P. Y., Portland, Maine

Thank you for your message, Paula. It’s good to hear that
your help-wanted ad for a caretaker resulted in so many strong
applicants. Please keep us in mind if you need to advertise for
another caretaker in the future.

Hi Gary and staff, I am really impressed with the people in your
caretaker profiles. Can you tell me how to get selected for this
feature? It seems like a great way to let property owners know
about me. M. V., Mendocino, CA

Hi Mike, thanks for your nice message. We have an impressive
group of caretakers and housesitters who subscribe to the
Gazette. In order to be selected for a Caretaker Profile, you
need to be working as a housesitter or caretaker, submit a
900-word story about your experience (we always recommend that
you read through several profiles to get an idea as to what we
look for), and include two photos – one of you on the
property and a view of the property.

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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HOBBY POULTRY FARM and homestead in need of a responsible
individual long-term to assist in caring for poultry and gardens
while we are here and maintain the same when we are on vacation.
Situated on lush desert acreage near Tucson surrounded by
mountains with abundant wildlife. Applicant must like birds and
plants and should be financially secure, handy, conservation
minded and willing to live simply and sustainably, including
using a composting toilet. No salary. Small furnished guest room
with minimalist kitchen. Utilities and Internet provided.
Non-smoker drug and fragrance-free. No pets.  Please call 

RANCH HAND WANTED in the Phoenix area June 2013. Active retiree -
must be a trustworthy, responsible, quiet, stay-at-home, animal
lover. No smoking/drinking/drugs - live in a trailer in exchange
for ranch chores 24/7. Background check and references required.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX farm/education center seeks
caretaker/intern(s) with diverse hands-on skills/interests. To
apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. Homeowners in South Bisbee have lived here on land
leased from a mining company for 100 years but our leases have
been summarily terminated so we have to leave by June 2, 2013.
I'm 67 and single and need help downsizing from my house and
outbuildings and campground into three travel trailers. I've been
a university science teacher, recycler, farmer, crafts person,
and a builder, furniture maker, toymaker, etc here in this
mountain tourist town for almost 40 years and will retire and
travel... need help finishing assorted craft projects, taking
apart and selling off outbuildings, carrying around potted
plants, and selling boxes of accumulated stuff in monthly estate
sales. Useful skills would be video tech, furniture construction
(power tools), toy making, nature crafts, painting rugs, filling
dumpsters, feeding chickens, and watering plants. I now live in a
travel trailer. You would live in the furnished house or an RV in
exchange for three hours work/day until I/we finish up another
travel trailer. Public transportation is just a short walk away.
Will have a video up as soon as I get a battery for my camcorder.
Run a search on Bisbee and you'll know why I've settled and
wintered and meant to retire here! Please tell me about yourself
and why you would be interested in helping me by writing to 

RANCH HANDS NEEDED for branding and gather in northeastern
Arizona for three to five weeks. Please send your resume and

CARETAKER(S) needed intermittently for a 40 acre isolated
off-the-grid farm with alpacas and other animals in northern
Arizona. Own living space preferred; ideal for RVers. Will
consider long-term arrangements. No salary provided, but other
compensation possible. References required. Please text

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an opening at our newest facility
in Surprise, AZ scheduled to open at the end of May. The facility
managers will live on the property, in an apartment provided by
the Company. Eligible candidates must be available for an in
person interview in the Phoenix area. When applying as a team,
include a cover letter, salary history, and a separate resume for
each team member. Only applicants that apply as a team can be
considered for this position. Key duties include providing
outstanding customer service, renting storage spaces, answering
and responding to telephone calls and emails about rentals and
tenant issues, maintaining the cleanliness of the property, data
entry, filing, banking, keeping the facility neat and organized,
marketing the facility in the community and more. Prior self
storage or property management is a plus; prior customer service
and sales management experience is required. You must have a
valid driver's license and good driving record. You must have
reliable transportation, possess an outgoing personality, have a
professional appearance, be flexible to the changing needs of the
business, and be a team player. Must be able to lift, carry,
bend, stoop, push a broom, etc. Candidates must have excellent
communication skills, written and oral, and be proficient at
basic PC skills such as MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive benefit
package, including medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick
and holiday pay, 401(k) plan, and more. No phone calls please.
Please fax your resume and salary history to


APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. Complexes located in Conway,
Russellville, Clarksville, Lake Village, Camden and 43 other
locations throughout the state of Arkansas. Experience preferred,
but will train the right person. This position would be ideal for
a couple, who are required to live on site. Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer. Please mail your resumes and inquires to:
Apartment Manager/Caretaker,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large property in the Finley Area
of NSW. We require a mature couple for our live-on, farm
caretaking position. Duties will include the beautification and
maintenance of extensive lawns and gardens surrounding the main
house, weed control on adjacent areas, observing possible on-farm
issues such as burst water pipes, etc. Basic cleaning of several
houses amenities and offices, and having good communication with
the owner who lives away from the farm is essential. The couple
needs to be competent in the varying climate and able to use all
farm equipment,including light trucks, tractors and ride on
mowers. Accommodation is provided along with all utilities, an
on-farm vehicle and phone. Remuneration is to be negotiated with
the suitable applicants which can be tailored to suit an
individual’s need. Please make your application to 
CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED in Tweed Heads South, NSW. We are
seeking a live-in couple to manage a well-established self
storage complex. This position requires a positive attitude,
customer focus, handy maintenance skills, and basic computer
skills. This would be suitable for a pensioner couple. To apply,

ANIMAL AND HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in the Wilmington, SA area. We are
the proud owners of a small property in the Southern Flinders
Ranges. We are setting up a yabbie farm with a veggie garden,
fruit orchard, a few sheep, two sheep dogs and lot of wild life
(birds, kangaroos and emus). We are dependent on solar and a
generator and we have a wood stove. If you like the quiet basic
living outdoors, amazing sunrises and sunsets and picturesque
views, then give us a ring. This place could be all yours for two
to three months starting this May. For more information please

committee of volunteers to service a facility for the rural
community. We are seeking expressions of interest for this
caretaker position. The caretaker will be responsible for the
grounds and building maintenance cleaning and other general
duties. Residence in lieu of 20 hours per week, available with
commencement. Would be suitable for a semi or retired couple. A
short order cook would be an advantage. References, criminal
history check and Ochre card required. For further info and
position descriptions please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thank you.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Brisbane South. A two bedroom unit,
with electricity and phone will be provided in return for
approximately 10 hours of book work each week. This may be
suitable as a second job for the caretaker. We will train. ID
needed. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


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 


CARETAKER NEEDED, live in or out, in the Salinas, CA area.
References required. Must be non-smoking and have a current
driver’s license. Please fax your resume to 

you have references please contact us. We live on a four acre
homestead and flower farm. We also grow our veggies. Volunteers
have a bedroom, bath and meals provided. You are asked to work 30
hours per week. Experience in organic growing of veggies and
flowers a plus as well as general construction. Must work well
with others and be responsible. No drugs or crazies. We are five
miles from the beach. There is a bus line a half-mile away. We
are a hard working but mellow farm. Please email with your
experience and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN IRVINE, CA FAMILY OF FOUR is seeking a hands-on Household
Manager for their 5,000 sq. ft. home. This is a long-term,
live-in position for an experienced professional in a casual but
very busy home. Responsibilities include food prep, cooking at
least one meal per day (dinner), housecleaning, laundry, ironing,
grocery shopping and other errands, some child supervision and
chauffeuring, keeping the family calendar, plant and pet care,
dry cleaning management, and possible (rare) travel. The ideal
candidate will be a nonsmoker with a big service heart who is
friendly, witty, happy, patient, smart, organized, and punctual.
This person should take pride in their work and appearance, love
children and dogs, enjoy cooking, and be able to keep up with a
busy household and make it run smoothly. A Housekeeper currently
works in the home once a week. Meals are provided. This position
is 40-50 hours per week, with flexible hours and possibly a split
shift. Don't miss this great opportunity! Salary to $55,000 as
commensurate with experience and skills. Please, no phone calls.
Please send resumes to Liz at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for

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

100 miles north of San Francisco. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is seeking volunteers for outdoor landscaping work and gardening,
indoor maintenance, foundry work, cooking, and kitchen
management. This is a full-time, work-stay position with housing,
vegetarian meals, and a living allowance of $120 per month at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Adventurous people are needed to
complete and maintain historic Buddhist monuments and grounds.
Live and work at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on one thousand
breathtakingly beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Join a community of like-minded individuals from around the world
engaged in meaningful work that benefits oneself and others.
Integrate creative and challenging work with a path of
self-exploration that opens your inner potential. We will train
you in new skills or share your own experience! You do not need
to be Buddhist or have any religious affiliation to apply, but
please have a sincere interest. To learn more, you can see our
work Gallery at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Living and working at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is not for the faint of heart or
body. Please be someone who enjoys physical labor, is flexible
and positive in attitude and is comfortable with the outdoors and
simple living accommodations. Housing is two people to a room,
each room with an outdoor deck. This is challenging, meaningful
work in one of the most spectacular Tibetan Buddhist centers in
the world. You will merge work for the benefit of all humanity
with opportunity to develop your potential while living in a
community of people dedicated to spiritual development and self
sufficiency through work. Classes such as Tibetan yoga and
discussions on Buddhist topics are also offered free to all
resident volunteers. Minimum age is 22. We cannot accept children
or pets. Couples are welcome to apply. A six month commitment
includes a one month trial period and a 10 day winter break in
December. Please visit our web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and an application.

ASSISTANT CARETAKER NEEDED on a ranch in North East San Diego
County. We are looking for a strong, hard working person to join
our team! Duties will include landscape and building maintenance,
improvement projects, vehicle maintenance and barn cleanup.
Applicant should have experience in this line of work. No
smoking, drinking or drugs. Must be physically fit and have a
valid driver’s license. Pets will be considered. Full time
with hourly wage plus nice home, utilities and other benefits
provided. Please submit a cover letter and resume to 

LIVE-IN RANCHHAND/CARETAKERS TEAM needed. Must have 20 years farm
experience, be familiar with livestock, irrigation systems and
general maintenance. This is a non-smoking facility. Salary and
pets negotiable. Please email your resume/information to 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful, remote 40 acre property in the
Santa Lucia Mountains between King City and Big Sur. Offering a
two bedroom/one bathroom house next to a creek, with all
utilities included, except phone. Eight hours of work per week
maintaining the house, fruit trees and property required. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ranch in the phenomenal area of Murrieta up in the Santa Rosa
Plateau. This position requires the caretaker to live on site. A
barn loft bedroom (room 16 feet by 16 feet) will be provided with
a downstairs kitchenette and bath room. Minimum of 14 hours a
week work in trade for the bedroom with utilities included.
Additional work needed will be for wages, salary negotiable
depending on the hours. The ranch raises German Shepherds and is
a dog boarding facility, with several horses. Must like dogs,
must understand caring for a pool, maintaining sprinklers,
weeding and weed-wacker, maintaining gardening equipment. This
position is available for a reliable, self-starting caretaker who
works efficiently, can care for dogs, feed them, clean pens, feed
horses twice a day, maintain the pool and sprinklers, maintain
the fence, do odd jobs, painting, landscaping, and maintain the
equipment. Absolutely no smoking on the ranch at all, no drugs,
and no excessive alcohol use. Please respond with your work
history and experience, previous salaries, email address and
phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Drug testing and
background check will be done. This is intended for long-term
placement. A single person, couples, and small families will be


DO YOU DREAM OF GOING TO A RANCH and experiencing the cowboy life
- riding horses, chasing cows? Would you like to see nature in
its primordial state? Would you like to have fun and encounter
new experiences with other world travelers? Winning Ways can give
you an opportunity to enjoy all of these. Please have a look at
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see what happens at
Winning Ways. We welcome those looking for an opportunity to
learn more English and experience rural Western Canadian culture.
We are non-smoking and can accommodate vegetarians. We ride our
horses in all seasons and for many reasons - branding in the
spring; searching for cows, even in the winter snow; on summer
cattle drives; in fall riding lessons and on a November Cattle
Drive. Our mailing address is  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are located in the coffee region of
Colombia and are building an eco lodge hostel and spa for
backpackers in the middle of a banana, coffee, cacao, bamboo
plantation. Volunteers may have two options: free lodging for two
hours a day per person (you will need to bring your own food, the
kitchen is available and we can share our meals) or free food and
lodging for five hours a day per person. The accommodation is one
bamboo cabana and brand new tents with very comfy mattresses,
pillows, and blankets. Outside showers, with amazing views in the
middle of banana trees, are supplied by spring water. It is a
great place to relax in nature and take some time off, river
fishing, with a large variety of birds, hikes, and the panoramic
view. There is cell phone reception but no land line. The
projects we are working on include building bamboo cabanas,
tipis, cob oven, solar oven, adobe floors, Temascal/Sweet lodge,
Jacuzzi, a natural pool, water system filtration, rain water
collection, and bird nests and feeders. And there is always the
vegetable garden to attend to. To learn more and to contact us,


HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for a few weeks
from mid-February to the end of March. This is not a paid
position. I need a couple or single person (non-smokers) to care
for my property and animals... horses, goats, dog, cats and an
assortment of birds. These are the chores here: feed and water
all the critters in the morning (about 20 minutes with two
people) and then feed again and secure in the evening (15
minutes). The critters all know the procedure and have the
routine down by heart. I will need someone who is willing to
continue the sprouting of the barley fodder which is a new
venture for me... and the trays subsidize the food for all the
critters. This is about an hour task each day... you can YouTube
the concept, or google for more information. The drought and the
shortage of hay in the area have forced me to explore this source
of food for the animals. Then the longest "chore" is
walking the dogs... I would like to think that you enjoy this
exercise yourself and it's not a drag doing so. We have two very
affectionate Pyrenees (a male and female) who mind the bird area
and love to come out for a walk twice a day (a half mile). I then
walk with the two Collies (two miles in the AM and one at night)
on the walking track out in the fields. The trees may need
watering utilizing the drip system… this only involves
turning on and off the faucets/hydrants. I'll hope for spring
rains. Accommodation will be the master bedroom, with attached
bathroom. The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, lounge,
and kitchen with an attached dining room. Clean and tidy. My home
has TV, DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing machine, and all
the essentials like a bread making machine and coffee maker. The
property is in town and is seven acres (or two town blocks). The
town is 90 minutes from Colorado Springs. We have several
bicycles available. There are a couple of lakes really handy;
beautiful at this time of year for a wander. You can also walk to
the excellent community library and into town. Our rural, farming
community population is 1,200. The nearby counties have an early
trading settlement to visit, the Arkansas River close by,
preserved dinosaur tracks, and many places if you like exploring
your environs. First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to
love animals and be happy to spend time caring for them. Overall
this is an active housesit for someone who is open to learning,
and being engaged. I start my day outside at 8 AM, and after all
the walking, feeding and barley tray work, I'm done by 11 AM. I
then start walking and feeding again at 4:30 PM and I'm done by
5:30 PM. But I am not rushing and enjoy being outside and in the
fresh air. We have lovely sunsets here. I am sorry, but I am not
set up for your own animals, nor young children. There are no
critters inside my home. Thanks for your interest. You may well
recognize this ad as we have posted here before... please feel
free to reapply if you wish. Please email 

LIVE-IN SECURITY GUARD wanted. I offer free rent and many free
personal care services in exchange for security services. An
elderly, male, homeowner needs help with security. Please write:


RESIDENT CARETAKER NEEDED in Northwest Connecticut, in the
northern New Milford area. We have a smaller weekend house on a
larger wooded parcel. Low rent in exchange for year-round live-in
handyman, responsible for upkeep, systems monitoring, routine
maintenance and regular yard work (including leaf clearance).
Open land is two+ acres. You would occupy the main house. This
would be ideal for a couple, and will be available beginning
April, 2013. Inquiries by email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

work ethics, good attitude and flexibility for a long-term
caretaker/housekeeper position for multiple homes on a lakeside
property in a mid-state Connecticut town. Applicants will need a
background in grounds care, flower gardening, landscaping, bush
trimming, home and equipment maintenance and housekeeping. Must
be nonsmoking with no pets, dependable and able to work
unsupervised. Five day work week required on this 40 plus acre
Estate. We will supply a large, beautiful lakeside home (off
site) free of charge. We pay all utilities (electrical, water,
sewer, and internet). We provide a car with gas, maintenance and
insurance and all tools necessary to perform the job. Modest
salary along with food allowance provided. The housekeeper will
clean the main house of 8,000 square feet plus a second home of
6,000 square feet and a guest house of 1,000 square feet. Food
shopping and occasional driving of children to school. Nine
grandsons off and on the property. Must take pride and pleasure
in tending to a beautiful home and property. This is a long-term
position. A married couple with or without children (two) is
encouraged to apply. A background investigation will be done. A
driver’s license is required. Expected to be treated more
like family than servants. References required. Please submit
your application to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. With stunning views
of El Valle de General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains,
including Mount Chirripo, our agricultural ecological farm is
well named. It is situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three
hours south of San Jose. Those interested in sustainable and
organic agriculture can come, learn and experience the farm life
here. Our farm is twelve acres in extent, and accommodates
horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit trees, grass for
forage, several crop species, spring-water wells, an area of
rainforest, red worm composting for soil regeneration, a biogas
digester and a pond. As a volunteer on the farm we provide
lodging and three meals a day in exchange for roughly five to six
hours of work and $24 per day. You can stay in one of four cabins
on the second floor with two bunk beds each; and there is also
space available for tents. The work will include construction,
feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil conservation, and
maintenance of medical plants, using and producing organic
fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells, and harvesting
crops. The work is at times challenging, but volunteers have
invariably found it stimulating and rewarding. You will need to
be reasonably fit for some of the work. Volunteers will not have
to work very early in the morning nor late at night. The working
schedule, though intense, is intended to be exhilarating, not
exhausting. You can visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


MY CLIENT IS LOOKING FOR TWO BUTLERS for a three month contract
in a luxury hotel in Cyprus from mid-June until the first week of
September. The Butlers must speak English and either German or
Russian. The ideal would be for one butler who speaks both
English and German and the other butler who speaks both English
and Russian. This is a five star resort visited by royalty and
VIP elite. This means the services rendered must be of an
experienced customer oriented individual who takes pride in
providing excellent services, so you must have relevant
experience in similar roles. To apply, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested in discussing
this role. Thank you.


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED in Bristol. Sorry, but no pets are
allowed. Driver, non-smoker, approximately 30 hours per week, and
some weekends. General cleaning/laundry duties. Basic cooking
skills will be useful. House and dog-sitting required. To apply,

RESIDENT CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON required for a large country house
in a peaceful location in Mid-Cornwall. A two bedroom cottage
with garden is available. This could be suitable for an early
retired, but fit couple with some financial independence. Duties
to include security, general house maintenance/decoration, odd
jobs in the home area, occasional animal care and overall support
within a team. Some small remuneration for extra work is
possible. A clean driving license is essential. Please mail your
resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE SOUGHT to work in a family home in South Herts starting in
the middle to the end of February. This is a housekeeper/cook and
gardener/handyperson/driver position. Must be dog lovers. Duties
include a high standard of housekeeping to include laundry,
shopping, preparing dinner, etc. Sound knowledge of gardening and
plants is essential. Occasional evening work and dog sitting on
weekends. Must be fluent in English, with full clean UK
driver’s licenses. Must be non-smokers. A recently
refurbished one bed cottage and car will be provided. References
and experience essential.  Please apply by calling


SEEKING A COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL(S) to exchange room and board for
taking care of my elderly father in South Florida/Broward County.
He requires total care, is wheelchair bound and has some
dementia, but can feed himself. He is very likable and mild
mannered. He has a beautiful, upgraded two bedroom/two bath condo
with a peaceful water view, woodsy with palm trees. The start
date is ideally July 1st up until August 1st. Related expenses
paid. For more information, please call 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Delray Beach. This is an excellent
opportunity for the right candidate. Caretaker needed to maintain
all aspects of a Delray Beach, Florida home. Must be smart,
reliable, trustworthy, handy with tools and takes pride in their
work. Experience with pools and landscaping a plus, but
experience in all aspects of home and grounds maintenance
required! Must own tools and have reliable transportation. This
is a full-time position. Please send your qualifications, resume
and desired salary to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: a responsible mature couple/person to look after the 50
acre grounds of our chateau in France. Are you independent, self
starting, adventurous and enjoy physical work? We need someone
with a working knowledge of tractors, mowing, chainsaws, fencing
and general maintenance. Your hours can be flexible to your
needs. In exchange for the accommodation we require two days work
each week. We are seeking someone for six months with an option
by mutual agreement for a long-term position. A three bedroom
cottage will be provided. Please email your resume to 


WE ARE A HAPPY FAMILY looking for one or two long-term helpers.
The work would include gardening, weeding, the care of two goats,
four chickens and pet care, mucking out pen/coop, composting, and
hopefully some housekeeping. In addition, I have soap wrapping
and product making in my hand-made soap business. The work in my
soap business is labor type work of cutting soap, stacking,
wrapping, and shipping. We are located 15 minutes from historic
Makawao town up a mountain, on a windy, country, Eucalyptus tree
lined road. This is ideally located on the slopes of the
Haleakala in an area called Olinda on the island of Maui. The
weather here is sunny and warm in the summer and autumn, with
cooler weather in the winter and spring. We also have a little
rainy time in winter and spring which lends itself to a nice lush
landscape. In the winter the temperature at night can be in the
40's F and 65 to 75 F in the day. Summer temps are usually 75 to
85 in the day and 65 to 75 at night. Perfect! It never reaches
into the 90's, even in the summer. We are a creative happy family
with peaceful, positive energy and environment! We would provide
a quaint small rustic cabin that is fully equipped with stove,
oven, table, bed, small propane heater and furnished. There is a
very nice old fashioned outhouse and an enclosed hot shower.
After three weeks we offer a stipend of $75 each person, weekly.
The hours are from 9:30 to 2:30 Monday to Friday. There is the
possibility of this opportunity becoming a regular, salary
position. We are looking for an optimistic person with visionary
goals. Qualities we admire are honesty, integrity, and a
considerate spirit. Hard working is huge plus too! We are very
appreciative and grateful folks with people who help out on out
little piece of paradise. Sorry, no smoking, drugs, pets. Foreign
applicants are great too. Thanks so much for emailing us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and have a great day!

WORK EXCHANGE available in Keaau. We have only one acre, but we
are using every inch to become self sufficient and
environmentally sound. We work off the property doing alternative
health and organic farming. We have goats, a big greenhouse with
mainly kale and hundreds of fruit trees. Our exchange varies
including gardening, maintenance, cleaning, building, and
hopefully using your skills and interests that you are passionate
about. We have vegetarian and vegan food here, so we prefer
vegetarians and vegans. No drugs, alcohol, or smoking allowed on
the property. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and leave a message.

CARETAKER NEEDED to live and work the land in Ocean View, HI
starting ASAP. Wanting two people or a couple to live on an acre
and clean the acreage by separating piles of stuff for recycling.
Also need some planting and building on the property. This is a
work/rent exchange situation, which can turn into a long-term
position. The property is off-the-grid with no power or
equipment. There is a catchment for water, and the house is
basically three rooms with a wood stove, toilet, and
miscellaneous furniture. The weather is cold at this high
elevation of 4,500 feet, and you will need to collect firewood
for heat and the wood stove. You will need your own income and
your own vehicle since the property is seven miles from the
highway. If you are interested or want more info, please email

grid eco sustainable organic farmstead that incorporates organic
sustainable agroecology, permaculture, agroforestry, and
regenerative agriculture in order to live within the
means/carrying capacity of the land and within the earth fair
share ecofootprint, so we co-create/responsibly steward a more
fair, sustainable, and healthy planet. We live more simply so
others (human and other species) can simply live. We need help
from Peace Corp like minded folks so we can help save and take
care of the planet. We want to attract folks who have more
altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly stop the
insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for a new
adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself, and I,
escapism, and adding to the problem). You can learn to become
part of the solution instead part of the problem. We are an
educational living project that aligns with peer reviewed
scientific evidence that inspires us to come up with solutions to
co-create the mother of us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable
and responsible way. Rick is a physician and needs help so that
he can finish writing a book and educate rather than medicate
about creating a fair, responsible, healthy and sustainable
Earth. Do you feel the pulse of the planet? Have you heard the
voice of Ishmael the Gorilla? Long term/occasional short term
couples or single folks, committed to deep ecology, permaculture,
and who are health conscious, drug/addiction/materialism free,
responsible, energetic, disciplined, fit, stable couple/single
(age 20-40's) wanted to caretake and give back to the mother of
us all. Available March 1, 2013. We are asking that the
couple/single "homestead dance" or work trade in
exchange for housing: 21 hours per week for single (e.g. three
hours, seven days per week) or 36 hours a week per couple. Hours
are flexible. The dance entails: chopping coconuts, milking
goats, coppicing nitrogen fixing trees for green manure and
fodder, garden/structure maintenance, making dog food and
supplements for the cats. We use only hand tools such as loppers,
bow saws, pruning saws, axes and transport fodder, green/animal
manures in wheelbarrows. Bulk organic food is available for extra
hours (about two hours per week for most of your calories). Six
months minimum stay, but we are occasionally open to short-term
stays. Four structures are available, with panoramic ocean views.
We have a rain water catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot
shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four
miles away, and snorkeling for miles. Desire pet, child, and auto
free. County bus transportation is one dollar. Live local, think
global and be hopeful. Please send your resume, references, and


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in Reykjavik starting March 21. How aware are
we of our environment? What are our priorities in life? Do we
value our possessions or our relationships? Why? How has humanity
reached a state of no return? Why didn’t we prevent it? Is
it possible to do something now? Sorry, no more petrol: how do we
live now? These and many more questions will be the focus of the
project training sessions. SEEDS volunteers will have the
opportunity to meet people really concerned about these issues
and to learn in a collective way while enjoying the incredible
environment of Iceland. First we will learn something more about
the facts. Different aspects of environmental issues will be
considered. The daily schedule may include trainings/sessions on
sustainable development, the environment in a political context
(environmental politics), rethinking architecture and our way of
living, carbon emissions calculation, green and ISO certificates,
organic farming, global warming (climate change), the three R s
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the (hidden) costs of transport,
renewable energy sources (focus on Iceland’s hydroelectric
and geothermal energy). Then we will discuss the facts and tailor
them to the specific needs of the group. During this process we
will organize visits with environmental interest such as going to
the recycle centers of Reykjavik or a geothermal power plant. We
will also have some activities that will solidify our knowledge
and will help us to see all that topics in a practical and funny
way. Finally we will discuss possible solutions and how we can be
actively aware. SEEDS volunteers will stay in a well equipped
house in downtown Reykjavik. The facilities are basic with only
one shower and volunteers are expected to show consideration for
their companions. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms in
a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food and be in charge of cooking and
cleaning. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your
home country for the international evening, when others can try
and taste some specialties from your home countries. Please note
that the food for these series of projects will be mainly (and if
possible) local Icelandic. The population of Iceland’s
capital, Reykjavik, is over 200,000 including the metropolitan
area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. It
is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful
nature, using renewable energy sources. Reykjavik is often called
the nightlife capital of the north, but there is more: it also
gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture; it is an
incubator of new ideas and styles. It is an International city
with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with
beautiful nature. Visitors to Reykjavik experience easily the
pure energy at the heart of Iceland’s capital city -
whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural
green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture
and fun-filled nightlife. In March you can see the Northern
lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland. In the area closer than 100
Km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls,
geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue
Lagoon spa to visit. A participation fee of 160 Euros will need
to be paid to SEEDS. Please note that the fees are to be paid on
arrival in Euros or Kronur and they include full board and
lodging (food and accommodation) for the whole duration of the
project. Volunteers should have a motivation to learning and
sharing on environmental and global issues. English will be the
language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. To
learn more, please visit  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

“From Corporate Life to the Life of Caretaking” 
Dates of Birth: Rome: 09/68, Rebecca: 10/72
Interests: creating art, cooking fine cuisine, movies, gardening,
horseback riding, K-9 dog training.
Quote: “If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done,
then all you’ll ever get is all you’ve ever

Rome and Rebecca Flores

When they first met in Las Vegas, both Rome and Rebecca were
aggressively climbing the corporate ladder.  Rome recalls,
“At that time, each of us was no stranger to hard
work.” Rebecca and her three siblings were raised by a
single mother and Rome, at the age of sixteen, applied for
emancipation and began to live independently. Each acquired a
strong work ethic at a young age. Separately they both aspired to
fulfill their desire for a corner office on the upper floor of
some faceless high rise office building. Neither of them was
expecting to fall in love.
Rome’s story starts out in a small, rural Indiana county
surrounded by dairy farms, corn fields and a variety of four- and
two-legged animals. Rome worked alongside his father, yet he
yearned for the big city and the big job. He earned a scholarship
to Columbus College for Art and Design. In addition to his skills
in art and design and in the culinary arts, Rome mastered the
essentials of construction under the tutelage of a master. Eager
to join the ranks of corporate America, Rome left for the booming
city of Las Vegas. Rebecca’s story begins in sunny
California where she spent most of her time on her Uncle
Jack’s horse ranch. She easily developed a love of all
animals. After a move to Las Vegas Rebecca initially pursued the
field of veterinary medicine, but the call of the white collar
corporate lifestyle led her to switch careers. Rebecca soon found
herself in the position of lead paralegal for one of
Nevada’s largest law firms. 
Rome recalls, “Rebecca and I met at an orientation for a
large California corporation that was expanding into the thriving
markets of Las Vegas. We both had desires to reach the top of our
fields, neither of us had any interest in slowing down, neither
of us had any interest in falling in love.”  Fall in love
they did. From the very first meeting it was love and, according
to the couple, “A match made in the heavens.” Rebecca
will tell you, “I knew from that day I was going to marry
Rome.” Rome says, “The wedding, on the Las Vegas
Strip was corporate sponsored. We said our vows underwater, in a
1,000 gallon fish tank, wearing wet suits. In true corporate
fashion the event crossed with a restaurant opening promotion and
made newspapers in over 30 cities from coast to coast.”
During the early years of their marriage both Rome and Rebecca
pursued their careers and made great strides in the corporate
world. Rebecca was the top paralegal of her law firm. Rome was an
upcoming star and the youngest project manager on the Las Vegas
Strip. They even had time to start an international business
importing building materials.  Earning great money but working
long hours and weekends, the couple hardly saw each other. In
2008 the housing bubble burst in Las Vegas. Rome and Rebecca had
to make a tough decision: “Should we stay or should we
go?” They decided to pull up stakes and move to the beaches
of the East Coast. One day Rebecca came across an article in The
New York Times about caretaking and The Caretaker Gazette. Rome
was dubious, but Rebecca convinced her husband to look into it.
They subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette and responded to a few
ads: they received three job offers. Montana, Idaho, and Georgia
were calling but the couple still had some reservations. With
halting curiosity they decided to drive out to the country to
meet the owners of a 60+ acre horse ranch.
Halfway through their first meeting with the owners, Rome and
Rebecca knew they would be happy there. Although they told the
owners that they would have to discuss the opportunity between
themselves, they knew before they got back home that was what
they wanted to do and where they wanted to be. Rome could easily
manage the daily care of horses and light maintenance of the
property; a commitment of 20 hours a week. In return, the couple
would live in a two bedroom, two bathroom cottage and earn a
small stipend. 
Caretaking on the ranch is a seven-day-a-week commitment. In
Rome’s and Rebecca’s situation they have a fairly
informal arrangement with the property owners. Rome routinely
starts his days early, just before the horses’ feeding
time. After a golf cart ride with the dogs to the pond to feed
the ducks, Rome is off to do his chores. Prioritizing the needs
of the ranch and being a self-starter are important attributes.
The work week normally includes light maintenance and simple
tasks. Mending fences, clearing the riding trails, grooming and
other horse care, cutting the grass around the main house, and
gardening are standard. Rebecca helps out twice a week at the
main house with the vacuuming, dusting, light cleaning, and will
occasionally assist the owners with computers and letter
According to Rome, “Rebecca and I both will tell you that
caretaking is a simple and stress-free life that comes with many
valuable benefits. Our recommendation to anyone who is interested
in caretaking as a career is to understand there are many
different types of positions available. Take the time to
familiarize yourself with the wide variety. Get to know the
potential employers and ask questions to make sure you understand
what will be expected of you.” Three years after abandoning
corporate America, Rome and Rebecca have forgotten any reason to
strive to climb the corporate ladder.  The couple is still in
love and loves the caretaking lifestyle. Although other
opportunities still exist, they find themselves quite content to
be in the life of caretaking. The only complaint you will hear
from Rome is, “Rebecca, Why didn’t you make me do
this years ago?”  

Rome and Dustin at work on the ranch


OPENING COMING IN SPRING, 2013. Caretaker and barn helper needed
for a small North Idaho ranch. 22 horses total, including
weanlings and yearlings. Three - four broodmares. Prefer a
retired couple on Social Security who are self reliant and
self-starters. Must have verifiable prior ranch experience.
Provide complete care for the horses. Must be able to operate
tractors and do simple maintenance. Mow lawns in summer. Weed
whack along roads. Feed horses, work with weanlings and
yearlings. Ride ranch horses for exercise. Must be able to worm
and vaccinate horses. Get horses ready for the farrier and hold
them and then put them back on pasture. Clean a few stalls when
there are horses in the barn. Keep barn and barn office clean.
Starting colts a bonus. We foal in the early spring. We raise
cutting horses. Provide a lovely home with fireplace and two
bedrooms plus office and all utilities. Salary too, depending on
abilities. The ranch is for sale so either stay on with the new
owner or get a moving bonus when the ranch sells. Non-drinking
and non-smoking. A background check is required. Truck provided
for ranch errands. The job will keep you busy yet there will be
time for fishing and sightseeing. Located 20 minutes from Lake
Pend Oreille. Please send your complete resume and references to 


CAMP CARETAKER/MAINTAINANCE MAN needed. We are looking for a
full-time, live-in maintenance man/caretaker for our summer camp.
This position requires knowledge of the trades (electrical,
carpentry, plumbing, etc). The caretaker is responsible for
day-to-day maintenance of the facilities and equipment, some
janitorial, and opening and closing duties. The person must be
responsible, self motivated, honest and hard working. This is a
perfect position for a recent retiree who is in good health. Must
be able to perform all duties including but not limited to grass
cutting, snow removal, building repairs interior and exterior,
equipment maintenance and repair. The home provided is small so
it is not really suitable for a large family. The job requires a
self-motivated, honest, hardworking individual. A pre-employment
drug test, fingerprinting and background check are required.
$300.00 month plus house and utilities provided. Please send your
resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RELIABLE CARETAKER NEEDED in south central Indiana, near
Bloomington (home of Indiana University) for a long-term
position. The property consists of forty acres in pasture,
woodlots, garden and raised beds, a main house (log cabin) and
another small house (approximately 1,300 sq ft). References
required. The position is open immediately. If interested, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Pisa – Tuscany, requires a
responsible and reliable person who loves gardening and who would
be available now through September 2013. The position is in the
afternoons and evenings from 2pm to 8pm (the mornings and one day
per week are free). It will be necessary to stay overnight at the
house. This position is for one person who will have a room
available with double bed, kitchenette and a private bathroom.
The gross salary is around 800.00 Euro per month for 40 hours
working for six days each week. The weekly free day is to be
discussed. The contract will be by domestic workers (level B -
Custode Giardiniere) under Italian law. It is necessary to have a
driver’s license because sometimes we need to take guests
to the airport or to the station. To apply, please email 


A MANDEVILLE, LA FAMILY is seeking a live-in Housekeeper/Cook for
their 8,000 sq. ft. home. This busy family includes two boys,
ages seven and nine. Previous experience working in a private
household is a must for this position, as is being
detail-oriented and having a love of a thriving family
atmosphere. This family would love to have a special person who
will remain with them long-term and become like part of the
family. Private accommodations are provided in another nearby
home. Salary to $55,000 and includes benefits. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested; no phone
calls, please. 


CARETAKER position available. We are looking for an experienced
person or couple to be the year-round and full-time caretaker for
our farm and other properties located on the Schoodic Peninsula.
The position is responsible for farm work, general maintenance,
and light carpentry. Previous animal care and gardening skills a
plus. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
is required. The salary is commensurate with experience. Please
send us a resume with some details about yourself, including
references and contact information to 

September. House provided, and small salary. Ingenuity and an
interest in living off the grid will make for a good experience.
A couple is ideal. Small boat handling and people skills needed.
Jobs include mowing, house cleaning, window glazing, painting,
small machine maintenance, and carpentry repairs. Time off to
enjoy this remote 40 acre island with incredible views, intimate
relationship with weather, and wildlife. Please call 


are seeking a personable, cheerful individual(s) to join our
team. This position requires knowledge and experience in property
maintenance including building, grounds and an in-ground pool.
Applicants must have great organizational, communication and time
management skills. Must be able to troubleshoot emergency
situations, write concise reports and be physically able to lift
50lbs or more. You will be required to obtain a Pool Operator
Certificate. Live in a cottage on-site in lieu of salary.
Approximately 25 hours weekly. To apply, please send your resume

Nantucket Bed and Breakfast. Duties include, taking reservations
by phone and reservation system, checking guests in and out,
preparing continental breakfast and afternoon tea, (a love of
baking is a plus) concierge and daily operations. The position is
available in March 2013. Please email your resume to 


CARETAKER/MANAGER COUPLE needed for a four unit bed and breakfast
on the Mexican Caribbean. Maintenance skills and a willingness to
interact patiently and pleasantly with people are required. Some
Spanish language skills are desirable. You will be responsible
for checking in guests, making light breakfast, generally looking
after the needs of guests, and the upkeep of the property. We are
solar powered with a backup generator. This could turn into a
long term arrangement for the right couple. The start date is
negotiable. Housing and salary provided. Possible profit sharing
available. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE/PET-SITTER NEEDED for a large, bright, one-bedroom
strawbale house. It has a large greenhouse, rainwater collection
system and well; and a compost toilet. All amenities, wood stove,
firewood, one dog, all in a beautiful mountain forest setting.
Located on a five acre property 2km from Zirahuen, Michoacan, and
20 minutes by car from Patzcuaro, starting April 1, 2013. The
length of stay/projects/work is negotiable. Internet available. A
VW bug to drive is included. This is a great situation for the
right person. Photos available. Please email your resume and


resort from mid-May through mid-October in Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula. Located next to a scenic wilderness area famous for
its pristine lakes and virgin forest. Great canoeing, kayaking,
hiking and fishing. Duties include guest relations, cabin
housekeeping and routine repairs. Lodging provided in a private
lakeside cabin. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

bedroom apartment with appliances and utilities will be provided
in exchange for night and weekend light maintenance and emergency
tenant assistance. There is no monetary compensation for this
opportunity. This position would be perfect for retiree(s) or
daytime employed adult(s). To apply, please stop in for more
information and an application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HOUSESITTER REQUIRED from March 1 – 25, inclusive for our
home in the Twin Cities. In particular, we would like a
housesitter who will look after our three lovely cats. This would
include feeding them and giving one cat her daily meds. Would
also like people who are security conscious and who will keep our
house very clean. Please provide references. Please email 


YOU'RE INVITED TO HELP on a 7th generation working ranch on the
Meramec River in Missouri's Ozarks. Beef cattle, gaited horses,
hay and guests provide a variety of experiences. Riding vacations
and the beautiful river attract visitors from near and far. Many
skills are useful here. Horse experience is helpful but not
essential. Good health and a sense of humor are needed. We are
located 75 miles southwest of St. Louis, MO.  To learn more about
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to apply, please visit 


CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Live-on property, year-round caretaker
and housekeeper/cook needed to work with a small team to maintain
the principal's primary residence and property in a rural Western
Montana mountain setting. Qualified candidates have experience
working in a rural setting and share similar green philosophy
with the principal. Part of the couple will work a flexible 30-40
hours/week as housekeeper/cook (should have good housekeeping and
above average cooking skills). Candidates need to know about
building and construction, and mechanical maintenance and repairs
including green technologies. A spacious, newly renovated two
bedroom cottage on the property will be provided. Excellent
salary and benefits provided, with a flexible start date. Please


PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED in Lincoln, NE. This is a full-time
position Applicants must have excellent sales and marketing
skills, and previous experience. Benefits include 401K, profit
sharing, excellent commission structure, paid vacation and paid
holidays. If interested, please apply in person at 


CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote property surrounded by forest and
BLM. This is a great location for gold/treasure hunters, ATVs,
horseback riders or hikers. RV with slide out, water, propane and
solar furnished. There is an average of ten hours per week taking
care of livestock, livestock guard dogs and the electric fence.
The starting date is mid-April. Need to be able to stay at least
until the end of October. For more information please call

I AM AN OLDER WOMAN, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just
outside Roswell, NM (yes, that Roswell) who needs help both
inside and out, including small plumbing and electrical jobs,
tiling, carpentry, landscaping (xeriscape), fencing and turning
at least half of the property into a site suitable for goats,
llamas and chickens, as well as a garden. And, if you're into
cooking or housekeeping, I wouldn't turn that down either. I also
have several older motorcycles (my means of transportation) that
could use some TLC if anyone has mechanical knowledge. You'd get
a private room (shared bath) in my home, and could work as many
or as few hours a day as you'd like. I love meeting folks from
around the world. The help will be nice, but just meeting
interesting folks is the best part. I'm also a font of knowledge
about what there is to do in New Mexico (aside from Roswell
aliens) and would give you lots of time to explore. Since I'm new
to this I have no references. For more information, please call

HELP WANTED. A family man, farm and ranch hand needed. Need to
work with alfalfa hay, irrigated wheat for grazing, pecan trees,
and cattle care. Housing available, health insurance, and a good
salary for a qualified individual. Please mail your resume and

THIS IS AN HISTORIC HIPPIE COMMUNE from the 60's, which has
become a working permaculture farm for vegetables, berries, fruit
and chickens. The Rio Hondo drains Taos Ski Valley (18 miles
away) into the Rio Grande (one mile away). Our fields of grasses,
sage, pinion pine and juniper look up to the Sangre de Christo
Mountains and down on the Rio Hondo gorge. We live and teach
self-sufficiency, have a large adobe solar home and shop,
outbuildings, greenhouse, and root cellar. We love art, music,
beauty, simplicity, natural healing, and helping one another
attain skills to live successfully in challenging times. We're
happy to share teaching and learning farming and survival skills
with others who are open, flexible, and independent. We accept a
limited number of farm helpers but are always open to meet new
people and to talk. Experience is great yet a solid work ethic
and genuine interest in sustainable agriculture are more
important. A good helper should be able to listen to directions,
but also be innovative and take initiative. Farming in the
northern New Mexico climate is challenging and full of surprises,
so it's difficult to set regular, daily task schedules most times
of the year. Thus, we are looking for people who are flexible and
adaptable, who can focus on one task and then quickly change
gears to something else. This includes the ability to work
different schedules at different times. We expect a solid
twenty-five hours per week, and offer flexible down-time to
pursue your own interests here or in the culturally rich nearby
village of Taos and New Mexico itself. This experience is more
than farming. New Buffalo is also about living and working
together in a group setting. Though there are no children at the
moment, we are already a diverse group of people in terms of age,
and the ability to work and live in a multi-generational setting
is a must. We are looking for people with the emotional maturity
and communication skills to be able to discuss issues that might
arise with honesty and compassion. At the moment we are hoping to
fill a few, very specific, longer-term positions. The first,
ideally at least a four-month minimum, is for part-time farming
and part-time housekeeping that would include food and a private
room in the main building. The housekeeping tasks are fairly
light, but helping to manage the main building is a must, and
could involve helping occasional guests, workshops, or retreats.
The second position or rather, positions would be another
four-month minimum stay, preferably from June through September.
Ideally, a couple would fill this position and live in a
comfortable two-room adobe attached to our new 900' greenhouse.
There is also a very rustic, plumbed space which could be
developed into a kitchen. This position would be mostly farming
and includes daily management of the greenhouse attached to the
facility. Work could be shared between two people, but a genuine
interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture is a must. If
any of these situations seem interesting, please write to us and
we would be happy to discuss it further and answer any questions.
Please mail your letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) WANTED in southwest New Mexico. Rural
stream-side property. Light, part-time support needed. Sometimes
alone. Vegetarian. To learn more, please visit 

HOUSE/SALARY PROVIDED in the Santa Fe, NM area for horse care. A
guest house in Galisteo, NM (30 minutes to Santa Fe) plus
$500/month salary will be provided in exchange for horse care.
Prior horse experience required. A beautiful one bedroom,
½ bath, kitchenette, living room, 600 sq. ft. on a 20 acre
property with views, tile floors, vigas, radiant heat, wi-fi,
natural light. Exchange for monthly salary and care of four
horses. Feed times are seven days a week, two times a day: 7am,
and 6pm. Day off with fill in possible. This position requires
two individuals to share work so that one person is not tied to
seven day/week schedule.  Grooming, blanketing, etc. Pets okay.
Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease with security
deposit of $850. Prior horse experience required, with checkable
references. Must be two individuals to live in and share work


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - Center for Health & Happiness -
in Phoenicia, NY is hiring residential, seasonal staff to work in
the Front of House, kitchen/dining room, garden, facilities, and
housekeeping departments. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is 25
minutes from Woodstock, NY in the Catskill Mountains. Seeking
hard-working, professional people who are flexible, upbeat and
have a desire to work for a worthy cause in a remarkable natural
setting. Candidates with previous hospitality experience are
preferred. Staff needed from April through October 2013.
Compensation includes room and board plus a weekly stipend.
Please visit our website to learn more about us:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For complete job descriptions and an
application package, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

acre rustic retreat overlooking XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
the Adirondacks, seeks a full-time innkeeper couple to start
April, 2013. Facilities include the Inn, two efficiencies, six
cabins, and campsites. The grounds include a tennis court, beach,
dock, and a five-acre island. Innkeepers-in-Residence should
desire to live in a rustic environment throughout all seasons.
•       At least three years experience as full-time
•       Successful development of marketing/recruitment
•       Experience in providing food and beverage service;
•       Proficient in computer skills e.g., email,
reservation software, Excel, QuickBooks, social media, and
website contribution;
•       Competent in bookkeeping, developing and
implementing annual budgets, preparing periodic occupancy reports
and forecasts;
•       Versed in managing human resources – hiring
and supervising staff;
•       Excellent verbal and writing skills;
•       Effective in maintaining high standards for
housekeeping, general appearance of buildings and grounds
including waterfront;
•       Skilled in repairs such as painting, minor plumbing,
and light carpentry;
•       Accomplished in enhancing customer satisfaction,
fostering a friendly environment, at home with being available to
•       Skillful at working effectively with the General
Manager and Board of Directors in meeting organizational and
financial objectives.
Compensation includes Innkeeper’s apartment with paid
utilities, share of tips with staff, a monthly salary to be
negotiated, and paid vacation.  Persons meeting these
qualifications are invited to submit their resume (via email
preferred), and contact information for three professional
references by February 28, 2013 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
EOP employer.

APARTMENT IN EXCHANGE for work on a small horse farm in the Pine
Plains area. I have a 10 acre farm with three horses, three
donkeys, one dog and one cat. I seek a caretaker in exchange for
a sunny, ground floor apartment. Nice living arrangement. Hours
of work vary from one to four daily. The work includes stall and
paddock clean up, feeding, barn care, some lawn and tree
maintenance, pond care, stacking hay etc, etc. This job is set up
so that a person can have another job or go to school part-time
during the day. Responsibilities fall in morning (8:00am) and
evenings (5:00pm). No smokers. Must have excellent references, be
trustworthy, honest, reliable and have prior experience handling
horses from the ground. Please contact 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called Jiquilillo, in order to start a non-profit
project for children and teenagers. This village is beautiful.
One can find many open-hearted people and children everywhere
here who just want to learn more, but unfortunately they
don’t have this chance, unlike powerful countries such as
the United States or European ones, children don't have the
chance to attend to learning based activities or practice any
kind of sport because there are no facilities to make it
possible. I bought some land and I would like to build a
playground area and an art school. Currently everything is in
process, the more help I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously
the sooner my social non-profit project will be done. It is not
an organization. I am doing everything on my own. I have a lot of
ideas in mind but I need people to make them real. It would be
great to get some construction workers with experience,
carpenters, painters, etc. and naturally some engineers. Child
lovers with no experience are also welcome. My idea is that every
single child develops his/her creativity, imagination, etc. to
give them a chance to learn art, painting, languages, jewelry
making, dancing, playing instruments, circus stuff, cooking and
many other things, that are totally possible to learn in another
country but not here. I would like to give them a place where
they could play freely, learn skating, climbing on a bouldering
wall, play ping pong and table football, as extra activities
after school, as they have plenty of time and expect to make the
most of it. I first need volunteers who are able to help me to
build a concrete skate bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a
ping pong table and many other games. Also, renovate an eleven
meter long school bus which actually will be the volunteering
place initially. The bus will consist of a five bed sleeping
area, and another area for a kitchen shared with a table and some
seats. Work will consist in painting the interior part of the bus
and install all the facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet
and a shower and an open rancho where a campsite can be placed,
with hammocks, a gas cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a
nature lover. It is all I can provide now because everything
needs to be built, but once the construction is finished, it
would be a lovely, colorful and artistic place where everyone
will be welcome. Once the bus is done, volunteers will be given
shelter in exchange to 3/4 every day hours giving language, art,
and yoga classes. The place offers lots of opportunities for the
volunteers during their free time such as surfing, climbing
volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if you are an adventurous traveler
who feels like helping me to give a better future for the
children, I can offer you a place to stay if you give me a hand
with the project and make a better world. Hopefully you can join
me! Please email Celine at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


DOG/HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Durham area, for an immediate
year-round position. This is a long-term house and pet sitting
assignment. There is no salary or any kind of compensation with
this position, and the housesitter will be responsible for paying
for the utilities. I work out of state, have an older Golden
Retriever, and a large fenced yard. Some yard maintenance and dog
run cleaning is required. You will need to feed, water and
provide meds to my dog. For more details, please contact 


A NEW ALBANY, OH EXECUTIVE is seeking a live-out Housekeeper for
her 7,800 sq. ft. home. This is a position that requires a very
experienced and knowledgeable professional who is capable of
thoroughly cleaning a home filled with expensive, upscale
furnishings and possessions. The Lady of the House owns a golden
doodle dog whom you will be required to take to the groomer as
needed and whose living area you will need to keep clean. Other
responsibilities include general and detailed housecleaning,
laundry and ironing, organization, running errands, supervising
vendors and outside personnel (including gardeners, caterers, and
interior/exterior maintenance), possibly maintaining household
inventory, and purchasing cleaning supplies. The ideal candidate
will be a nonsmoker who is detail-oriented, takes initiative, and
is able to recognize and solve problems on his or her own. This
is a wonderful opportunity to work for a woman whose last
Housekeeper was with her for nine years. Hours are from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Salary commensurate with
experience and skills. Please, no phone calls. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. 

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for a 26 unit apartment building in
Mount Washington, Ohio. Must be able to show apartments, be
available daily, and able to do other repair projects. Also
involves landscaping and taking care of the premises (cleaning
and repairs). The caretaker must have your own basic tools. Free
rent in a one bedroom apartment if you have a working vehicle and
cell phone. This would be great for a retired couple or single
person. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


NEED A RETIRED, SINGLE MAN, who has his own outside income via
Social Security or a Pension, for a ranch helper/caretaker
position at our small, cattle/horse ranch near Lindsay, OK. Will
provide a one bedroom apartment in exchange for services. Must be
able to do some landscaping and care for the animals. Want a man
who would like a nice place to live near Lindsay, Oklahoma. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP WANTED. A permanent all around farm caretaker is needed on
our farm in northwestern Oregon. Furnished housing for one person
will be included. To apply, please mail your letter of
interest/resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SMALL, PRIVATE GATED ESTATE on the southern Oregon Coast near
Brookings seeks a caretaker. Lodging furnished with 34' 5th wheel
RV, new deck and 20' covered patio. Small bath house with shower,
WC, washer, dryer and storage. 25 hours weekly in exchange for
space, all utilities and wi-fi. Extra hours paid at $10 per hour.
Duties include landscape, garden, small orchid greenhouse and
general maintenance. Non-smokers, no pets. Owner operates a RV
awning sales and repair business and would consider teaching the
complete business to interested person(s). We offer profit
sharing on the awning business after securing job skills.
Available April 15, 2013. Please call

Responsibilities include maintenance, cleaning and guest
relations (a yearly average of 15 hours per week) in exchange for
free on-site housing in a modest caretaker's cottage. The ideal
applicant will be in good physical condition with no dependence
on income from the college. If interested, please send your
resume and cover letter via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For more information about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The position is
open until filled but for best consideration, apply now.


date is March 18, 2013. This year round, live-in position
requires the dedication and motivation to create an idyllic
experience for guests to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX while
balancing the needs of the business. The job requirements include
breakfast preparation and serving, bed making and laundry,
grounds work and property maintenance, seasonal renovation
projects, reservations and of course guest interaction. The
Mansion was built in 1829 so "handyman" skills are a
plus. The property is located within the Michaux Forest, in the
beautiful Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Though it can be
solitary in the winter months, it is very close to the Pine Grove
Furnace Park Office, which remains open throughout the year. The
location is within a 15 minute drive to Mt. Holly Springs, 20
minutes to Carlisle, PA, and 30 minutes to Shippensburg, PA. It
is less than one hour from Harrisburg, PA. A private, one bedroom
apartment with full kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, and
walk-in closet, in addition to paid utilities, are provided for
the Innkeeper. In addition, an hourly wage of $7.25/hour is paid
to the Innkeeper for hours worked, with bi-weekly timesheet
required. To apply, please mail your resume and references to the


century A listed castle and chapel set within 24 acres in Fife,
Scotland. The position involves day-to-day responsibility for the
estate gardening and maintenance to the highest possible
standard. The castle and chapel have recently undergone major
restoration and landscaping so the ideal person will have a
working knowledge of horticulture and arboriculture for hard and
soft landscaping. Other duties will include general maintenance
and organizing external contractors as and when necessary. The
caretaker will also be responsible for security and emergency
response alarms. A practical knowledge of health and safety
techniques including relevant certificates would be a bonus. The
hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. A flexible
approach is necessary. This is a live-in position with a newly
built cottage and garage situated within the grounds. Please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


We are a Spanish couple living in Madrid, offering long-term
accommodation. We have two cats. We would like to improve our
English. My English is upper intermediate and my husband does not
speak a word of English. We offer accommodation for your English.
The Bills: water, electricity, food, telephone, gas, are not
included. We prefer an English native speaker with experience in
language teaching. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you
need more details, or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HEAD BUTLER wanted for a private family with homes in St.
Morritz, Moscow, Monaco, and New York. This offer is for a
travelling position. The Candidate should have strong references,
with English speaking mandatory. You will be in charge of the
existent team of two butlers. You will be responsible for all
travelling goods, personal mail and deliveries, monitoring family
appointments, performing breakfast, lunch and dinner service, and
carry out personal shopping for the main lines. Salary will be
disclosed upon profile. Please send your resume to the following


CATCARE NEEDED on the Texas Coast from April through June 15. I
have five outdoor cats who need food and water. You can live in
our small cabin close to the harbor in an art community-town.

RANCH COUPLE needed with cow experience to work with the owner
and crew. This is a cow/calf operation. A three bedroom house (on
school bus route) to be provided. Please state your age and
matrimonial status and mail to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED. We are looking for a semi-retired ranch couple to
live on a scenic ranch below the Brady Mountains in Concho
County. The ranch will furnish a nice house and utilities in
return for you doing ranch chores and possibly working some for
hourly wages. The ranch can also pasture some livestock for you
if needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 7p.m.

RANCH FOREMAN WANTED for a ranch near Denton, Texas. Must be able
to manage ranch operations, cattle, equipment, and do repairs.
Must have ranch work experience. Please mail your resumes to: 

SOUTH TEXAS RANCHHAND needed. We have an excellent opportunity
for the right individual or husband/wife team with the following
qualifications: general ranch maintenance and repair including
welding, cow/calf operation experience, ranch/farm equipment
operation and maintenance experience, basic necessary tools, and
have a stable work history with references. We offer a
competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits,
and living accommodations (no pets please). A ranch vehicle for
work use will be provided. Please fax your resume and references

FARM AND RANCH HAND needed, no experience necessary, will train.
Must be able to work with a boss and crew. You will receive a
furnished three bedroom, two bath house plus utilities, on a
school bus route. Please mail your resume and include your
marital status and age to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEED A RANCH COUPLE for a cattle ranch near Brady, Texas. The job
involves all aspects of cattle ranch work and occasional forage
production work. Must have verifiable ranching experience and be
non-smoker, non-doper, and non-drinker. Will furnish house,
utilities, truck and 74 acres of improved pasture for a few
critters, more pasturage available if needed. Salary depends on
ability. Please send your resume with five references and family
photo (if available) to: Rancher, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH HELP NEEDED in the Aubrey, Texas area. The job duties
require a self- motivated person who is willing to work with
others as well as maintain equipment, maintain properties, and
have a good driving record. Salary housing and utilities
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IMMEDIATE OPENING: full-time couple needed for a cattle/game
ranch in Frio County, Texas. Duties would include cleaning,
cooking, yard maintenance and pool maintenance. Male might be
required to do some ranch work as needed. Applicants must be
English speaking and middle-aged preferred. This is a salaried
position with living accommodations and a vehicle provided. A
thorough screening of applicants, including a background check,
will be conducted. Non- smoking preferred. Please send inquiries
and/or resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. All inquiries will
be answered

PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED for a HUD 100 unit apartment complex in
central east Austin. Must have property management experience and
be computer literate. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please send your resume via fax to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, Caretaker/Host couple needed. We
are looking for a mature, non-smoking couple to live in our five
bedroom vacation rental villa in St. Thomas. The villa rents to
families 12 to 15 weeks per year and of these 35% will be
destination weddings. The Hosts will be responsible for the care
of the cleaning of the villa and its vehicles. Professional
mechanics, plumbers, pool service, electricians are available for
complex repairs. The Hosts live in a studio apartment with porch
overlooking the Caribbean. The apartment, reasonable electricity
usage, cable TV, wireless, and transportation are provided in
return for ten hours work per individual per week. Hours put in
over and above the required are compensated for as well as extra
payment for specific duties when the Villa has rental guests. The
owners have their own private apartment for their use when on
island and do not require the care of the hosts. If you are a
mature couple, have good references, and are looking for a
wonderful six months to one year experience in America’s
Paradise, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include
a short history of yourselves, with a full length, current photo
and references. Previous caretaking experience is not required if
you have a hospitality business oriented attitude. The perfect
couple will have a strong hospitality attitude, and a background
in bookkeeping with QuickBooks would be a plus but not necessary.
Although this position offers some compensation, applicants
should have other, outside income available. Sorry no pets
allowed on the property.


LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITY available for an honest, trustworthy
retired or early-retired caretaker couple with an outside income.
No drugs, no smoking, and no drinking. Our home is in the small
town of Huntsville, UT. We need help maintaining the property and
caretaking of our home and one dog in our absence. Work includes
help with lawn care, gardening maintenance, pool upkeep and light
home maintenance. Weekly cleaning in home and occasional serving
and cleanup help needed. No cooking. Work in exchange for a
beautiful new one bedroom apartment, private entrance and most
utilities. References a must. Please email


VERMONT CARETAKER(S) needed for a permanent live-in estate
manager position with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2013.
We are seeking a mature, responsible and self-starting person or
couple to handle lawn care, upkeep of formal gardens, building
maintenance, bush hogging, and snow removal for an estate/family
compound near Woodstock, VT. Basic forestry and wildlife
management, basic household financials, considerable knowledge of
formal flower gardens, and operation and maintenance of small
farm machinery will be required. A one bedroom apartment is
provided, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Please email your resume and cover letter to 

A 300 ACRE ECO-RETREAT CENTER in Northern Vermont is seeking a
caretaker individual or couple to manage the property along with
a retreat center business. Looking for computer/office
management, people hospitality skills and property
maintenance/handyperson skills. Should be comfortable with
tractor use, light carpentry and woodsman skills. The two
positions can be applied individually or as a couple. Beautiful
housing with utilities/internet provided. Extensive landscaped
organic flower/vegetable gardens, spring fed ponds, panoramic
views, hiking trails, yurts, tiny houses, earthen pizza oven,
yoga studio, and workshop and clay studio. Must be into living
lightly, comfortable with low impact lifestyles including
composting toilets, gardening etc. 20 hours a week work trade
plus $15 hour for additional work when needed and agreed in
advance by both parties. There are many opportunities for extra
income for the right motivated person including firewood,
sugaring, leading workshops, etc. Regional familiarity with
culture and climate preferred. Please send your resume to 


A NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY of six is seeking a live-out
Housekeeper. This family's new 11,000 sq. ft. home needs an
experienced Housekeeper to keep it clean and tidy.
Responsibilities include general and detail cleaning, laundry,
ironing, changing linens, chauffeuring, helping prepare a simple
breakfast for the children and packing a snack for one son,
occasional child supervision, assisting the Household Manager
(with seasonal clothing rotation, formal service for
entertaining, etc.) and answering the door as needed. The ideal
candidate will be an experienced, non-smoking professional who is
self-motivated, flexible, personable, open and honest, efficient
but thorough, and takes initiative in their work. Special needs
are present in this family, so the right person must be extremely
patient and have a calm demeanor, be compassionate and
non-judgmental, be accommodating and pleasant and work well in a
busy home. Abilities to maintain privacy and take pride in doing
an extraordinary job are appreciated by this family. The family
wants someone to stay and grow with their family long-term. This
position is 40 to 50 hours a week, Monday through Friday, from 7
a.m. to 3 p.m., with flexibility.  Contact us now regarding this
fantastic position with a wonderful family! Salary to $55,000 as
commensurate with experience and skills, plus possible bonuses.
Please, no phone calls; send resume to Liz at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. 

Manager and Cook/Chef for an estate in Virginia, preferably,
searching for a couple. Alternatively, they will consider two
suitable qualified independent candidates, one as Butler/House
Manager and the other as a Cook/Chef, but they will need to be
able to work well together and be team players. The candidates
must already be legally entitled to work in the USA. The
successful candidates need to be very hands on (these are not
senior level roles) and must also be prepared to travel between
my client’s other estates in London and Aspen, to help out
when required. Must have relevant experience in similar roles.
Please contact Robin Lewin if you are interested in discussing
either or both of these roles. I can be reached on 


caretaker(s). Would suit a couple or single. Free accommodation
offered in this stunning, secluded yet accessible location, close
to Snowdonia, the coast at Aberdovery, and the train station. In
exchange, help is needed with housekeeping, cooking, land care
and guest welcoming. Opportunities to generate income include
catering and growing food, and possibly some administrative
support for my business. The Centre includes an inside meeting
space with cinema; two converted stone barns of accommodation; a
stone cottage; summerhouse; and a tipi, so far! The land includes
a dingle with two streams and huge oak trees; two fields;
gardens; and farmland all around. Everything has been converted
to the highest eco standards, with hand crafted oak windows,
doors and furniture etc. Some of the little luxuries include an
individual sauna and a steam room. The Centre is also my home. I
travel frequently, so you would be caring for the place and any
guests in my absence. Non-smokers please. Genuinely brilliant
cleaning skills and good healthy cooking are key. Land care
includes ride-on mowing and quad bike use. Happy to turn a hand
to all manner of activities please. With your presence, Pudge the
cat may well be joined by a dog, chickens and other four-legged
friends. You will need to drive, and preferably have your own
vehicle. If you are willing to commit for at least a year, please
send something about yourself/yourselves, your experience, skills
and interests, including email and phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Next step Skype and then references.
Many thanks.


HOUSESITTER WANTED anytime this winter in northeastern Washington
State, located about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. I
prefer a horse person, just to feed and make sure my two horses
are well. I also have two cats and two mini donkeys to look
after. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an 11-acre hobby farm in Northwest
Wisconsin. Private space with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and
living area with separate entrance provided. Will require care of
house, grounds, flower and vegetable garden, a Welsh Corgi who
requires daily meds, and a cat. I travel from four days each week
to four days every other week. Currently no other animals are on
the farm, however, in the spring I plan to add chickens for a
start. Looking for an older person who is reliable and would like
a quiet, peaceful place with duties that will not be overtaxing.


HELP WANTED on a small family-owned, irrigated farm/feedlot
operation near Douglas. This position will be available May 1,
2013. Applicants must have at least three years of experience and
references to back it up. Housing and utilities provided. We have
a modernized, one bedroom/one bath apartment located on site.
Salary is dependent on your experience and references. No
smoking, drugs, or pets. To apply, please email your resume and


Mature woman seeking housesitting position. Energy healing arts
practitioner - helping and caring for people, pets, gardens and
homes. Housesitting experience and skills, with excellent
references provided on request. Currently, living in Arizona and
open to various locations. Looking for a clean setting with an
internet access. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A retired active couple is looking for temporary house/pet
sitting position in the San Francisco, Burlingame area. If you
need someone to care for your home/pet, while you vacation,
Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

Mature couple looking for temp-work. Willing to spend periods of
two weeks to three months in a position (possibly more). Not
looking to get rich, but require an income. Can provide
references and resumes.  Please contact DC and Ja at 

Hi, I am Jimmie XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Very experienced in
pet-sitting, housesitting, caregiving, and as a caretaker. Would
love to visit any country. Very active and have many references.
I am the best at what I do. Please call
I will send photo attachments.

Compassionate and responsible caretaker available for
opportunities! I have eight years of experience gardening,
caretaking properties, caring for animals (even older/special
ones!) and people. I live extremely simply, and am passionate
about taking care of land, plants, animals, and people. My other
interests include herbalism, healthy food, DIY, tiny houses,
sustainability and community, spending time in nature, and yoga.
I will consider any location in the US/Canada! Please contact me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks and looking forward to
working with you!

I'm looking to house sit in either the Santa Fe, New Mexico area
or Steamboat Springs, Colorado area for the months of June, July,
August and September 2013. I will take care of a home, ranch
animals to include horses, cows, goats, sheep, cats, dogs etc.  I
have experience and references. Please call me at 

Wanted: a permanent position on a beef cattle ranch. I have over
30 years experience with cattle - from calving to haying, to
fixing fences, to driving a semi hauling cattle and grain. The
location isn't important. Please call 

Registered Nurse, May Beswick with therapy dog, Darla, a 3.5 lbs
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Providing home nursing care for the ones you
love! Currently seeking position in Cottonwood/Sedona. Please

Estate Manager/Caretaker with 20+ years experience looking for
work in the New England area. Experienced in greenhouse work,
gardening, overseeing contractors and household staff. Excellent
references available. Please contact 

Non-smoking responsible mature married couple (no children) with
a strong work ethic, common sense, and a clean criminal history
are seeking an opportunity to provide live-on property security. 
Long term commitment preferred. We are willing to travel to
varying locations at the owner’s request and expense. Will
do small tasks, reasonable light duty land maintenance/gardening,
basic light duty building maintenance and repairs, airport or
marina pickups, grocery errands (assuming tools and vehicles are
provided) but living on property for security purposes is our
main goal. We require housing and salary. Our interests include
but are not limited to: reading, keeping up on current events,
radio communications (police scanner, shortwave), internet news
and forums, light maintenance and repairing things, self
sufficiency, firearms, gardening, living off the grid and
planning ahead. Husband currently employed as Campus Security
Officer at a prestigious private university. We have no excessive
bills (i.e. mortgage, car payments, loans, etc) and don’t
own very much personal property (i.e. furniture, appliances, etc)
that have to be moved with us. References and more information
about us available upon request. Please email 

Two honest, conscientious, hard-working, female teachers seeking
a seasonal caretaking opportunity. We prefer either coast or a
mountain area. We will gladly house sit, pet sit, do light
maintenance/remodeling, landscaping, and general repairs. Salary
not required, but housing is. Available June 15 - August 1.
Please contact us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: A permanent position on a large ranch or large 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. We can negotiate wages. 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. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, hardworking woman available for short or long term
care-taking. Experience with small animals, gardens/plants, and
housekeeping. Non-smoking, non-drinking, and responsible. Prefer
the KS or NE area but can do other areas for shorter terms. Wages
negotiable. References available upon request. Please contact

Dennis and I (Chris) are mature retirees experienced pet and
house sitters who are looking for short or long term house
sitting assignments. We are transferring our base of operations
to the Western Slope of Colorado and will be available for your
house/pet sitting needs in Spring of 2013. Dennis is experienced
in law enforcement and would provide security for home and pets;
Chris is experienced in corporate administration with emphasis in
accounting. Both of us are reliable, dependable and respected
individuals. Please contact us for your upcoming in home and pet

Physician and engineer couple seeking a caretaker position in San
Diego, CA from July 2013 - June 2014. Home exchange for my house
in West Hartford, CT available also. We love animals and have
experience with gardening and maintenance. Please email 

Seasoned Property Manger ... college educated, world traveled,
semi-retired residential developer/home builder with two+ decades
of vacation rental/property management experience ISO
opportunities in central/south Florida, Caribbean, Central
America. Strong "people"/sales -
marketing/entrepreneurial internet/web skills. Non smoker - non
drinker. Accountable with unquestionable integrity. Prefer
live-on-site residential position with owner present or absentee.
Available February 2013. Please contact 

Sisters, teacher and secretary, responsible non-smokers, looking
for housesitting/caretaking anytime from mid-June to mid-July
2013. Would love to visit Ireland or Scotland, but are flexible
on any location. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Financial Manager With Flexibility In Location: Mature Female
with 30 Professional years as a Financial
Manager/Organizer/Master Gardener is looking for a new client. A
home/business to take care of as if it were my own. Impeccable
references. Bills are never an issue when they are paid on time.
Personal requirements: sunshine, bedroom, space for daily
meditation and yoga, bathroom with tub, kitchen with gas stove
top. Miss "G" is an eight year young female Lab with
impeccable references as my life/work companion. After 28 years
of single-parenting I am open to reinventing myself for the
second half of my life. I just can't seem to grasp the Corporate
Scene for my next Financial Position ... I am far too creative
for that lifestyle. We need an inspiring space to hike daily.
Willing to share part of a home, house sit an empty space or be a
watch over presence in one that has a live-in resident if it is
the right fit. I have volunteered for a Hospice Choir so I am
very comfortable with the elderly and those who are ill, as long
as the issues are not requiring 'medical attention' from me. And
"G" makes for a great life-giving companion. I am a
Naturalist, organic-juicer, non-smoker, health conscious active
female as is my canine. I have travelled all over the U.S. in the
past 12 months with her and have not yet found our next calling
for service. I am currently in California and am willing to go
anywhere for the right cause/situation of need. Please, a three
month minimum stay and/or maximum stay of a year, possibly more
if needed and the location and service was found life enhancing.

Christian caretaker/night watchman, from Indiana, seeking to
relocate from central Florida. Looking to relocate to the San
Antonio, Texas or Boise, Idaho areas. Vietnam veteran –
Navy destroyers and Green Beret (paratrooper) Captain. My Dad was
a Texas high-ranking Mason/Shriner. I prefer a congenial
atmosphere. I’m a multi-talented writer, etc. I am a people
person, and love children and dogs (no Dobermans, please!). Will
need wages and furnished housing. Available April 2013.Please

Responsible reliable married couple, Registered Nurse/carpenter/
homeland security experience, seeking a housesitting/caretaking
position in the Southern California Area, from Laguna Beach to
Malibu. We are available from June 30, 2013 to indefinite. We are
nonsmokers, with excellent references. Please email at 

Mature couple seeks a housesitting/caretaking assignment in
southern Europe/Mediterranean area any time late January through
mid-March. We are traveling the globe this year but need a break
from touring. We have experience as B&B hosts as well as
housesitters. We are quiet, responsible non-smokers; references
available on request. You can learn more about us at

Oro Valley, Marana, Dove Mountain, Catalina Foothills Area in
Tucson, Arizona: Married Couple (45-49) with an outside income,
non-smoking/drinking/drugs, exceptionally clean and quiet seeks
long term housesitting/caretaking position of your vacation home
area in lieu of unfurnished living quarters. Experience in (not
limited to): light maintenance/repairs, cleaning, gardening, drip
irrigation and plumbing. Excellent local references. Let's get
acquainted. Please call/text  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A mature Los Angeles woman seeks long-term house sitting on/near
the beach in Malibu, Pismo, or Zuma. Honest, reliable, love
dogs/plants/gardening. Have excellent references and estate
management experience. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

36-year-old massage therapist/yoga instructor interested in
travelling for short and extended ventures. Will be available
June 1, 2013.  Please contact me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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