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THIS IS OUR 224th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 38, Number 2       

March/April 2020        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 18 countries
Caretaker Profile
Reinventing Myself. A Profile of James Smith
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

FULL-TIME SMALL FARM CARETAKER needed in Russelville, Alabama.
Looking for an honest caretaker, who has experience with
livestock. Ex-military are encouraged to apply. Housing is
available for the right candidate. Salary will be determined.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

ALBANIA

HELP WANTED. We are a chilled out hostel on the beautiful
Albanian coastline looking for volunteers for the summer. The
property is in the center of Himara, right on the beach with a
rooftop terrace where you can relax and enjoy the best sea views.
We need friendly volunteers to help with reception, cleaning
rooms, making beds, preparing a simple breakfast in the morning,
organizing hostel dinners, and socializing with guests. Also a
bonus if you are artistic! We love for people to leave their own
mark on the hostel, so if you can add to the artwork on the walls
or you have ideas to improve our decor, which would be great.
Volunteers will get a bed in a shared dorm, free breakfast, and
occasionally other meals, access to Wi-Fi, washing machine, tea
and coffee. Food is cheap here in Albania and there is a fresh
fruit and vegetable market, and a supermarket just around the
corner from us. Hours of work may vary depending on how many
volunteers we have or how many guests are in the hostel. But
always we will make sure you have plenty of time to relax and
enjoy yourself! There are lots of beautiful beaches in the area
to explore including the famous Gjipe beach. Himara also has nice
bars and seafood restaurants for you to enjoy. If you’re in the
area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

ALASKA

IF THERE IS A PLACE in your mind's eye that can clearly picture
the perfect Alaska - and you yearn for it - then you should
consider working for us. It is all here on the Kenai Peninsula,
exactly as you pictured it: hundreds of square miles of
impossible beauty and bounty; a seemingly endless expanse of
rolling forests, mountain meadows, hidden lakes, whispering
streams, turquoise glaciers - and all of it teeming with rare
species of North American wildlife ... including some of the
largest game fish on earth. Maintenance is one of the most
important aspects of our resort. We are looking for people with
various skills. Problem solvers a must. Ability to work on a
deadline, often long hours on a great team. Maintenance Manager -
manage other maintenance staff and organize and run daily shuttle
schedule. Strong background in vehicle/equipment maintenance and
people skills required. "Can do" attitude a must. Ability to
organize/prioritize and complete projects required. Vehicle
mechanic and maintenance - varied, strong background in auto and
other maintenance required. Able to replace motors. Outboard work
a big plus. Grounds maintenance - lodge and surrounding property
maintenance. Good work ethic and ability to work long hours with
a smile a plus. Many of our guides and other managers began here.
To apply before March 31, please email your resume and references
to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Alaska
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

ARIZONA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for an equine rescue in Fountain
Hills, AZ. Live-in, adult caretaker(s) needed for horses,
facilities and property. The caretaker(s) will assist in the
daily care of the property and live on-site. The ideal adult
candidate(s) will have experience with equines and have good
people skills. Must be able to lift 60 lbs., with no physical
limitations and have a reliable vehicle. Need to have animal
handling experience (prefer horse experience, but not necessary).
Will need to do three daily feedings, turning horses out and back
as necessary, clean and fill all water buckets, clean stalls,
care of grounds, and other maintenance duties. Must maintain the
facility, building fences and weeding/cleaning of property. This
is a non-smoking, and drug-free environment. Must have reliable
transportation. Housing provided and the salary depends on
experience. Please forward your resume and at least two personal
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my large home in Riverwalk Farm Estates in
Bentonville, AR. Will also need to care for my two dogs. Need the
housesitter to start around March 15 with an indefinite
time-period (at least six months while I’ll be out of the
country). Can be a single person or couple (no children or other
pets please). Must be dependable, trustworthy, responsible, and a
nonsmoker/drinker/drug user, and in good health. Care for my
home, dogs, and indoor plants. We have a weekly landscaper who
takes care of our lawn and outdoor plants. Early retirees,
retirees, or a part-time student would be OK. Can work in the
home. Small wage possible. Be a homebody and spend most of your
time on my property. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

	After returning from a much needed and long overdue vacation to
the Virgin Islands, I realized that Boston was just too harsh of
a climate to consider growing old in. I was working as a Pilates
instructor, and while I loved it, I was never going to save
enough to retire or get out of the renter’s market. My husband
was getting up at 5am every day in all seasons to catch a bus and
a train to work in a corporate kitchen so we could have health
benefits. Compared to five billion people in the world, we were
lucky. We had plenty of friends, food and warmth, but we were
living in an expensive city just working to pay the rent, not
enjoying life to the fullest. I knew there had to be something
more for us out there where we could still work hard, but in a
friendlier, less stress inducing atmosphere.
	A friend told me about The Caretaker Gazette and I signed on and
began my search. I had several ideas in mind, but the most
important: the job needed to take us both, have a salary and
benefits and a rent-free apartment. And it had to be somewhere
warmer than Boston! I had worked high end housekeeping, food
service and floral arranging aboard motor yachts and my husband
is a culinary school trained chef. It took eight months for me to
find the perfect job that ticked all the boxes for both me and my
husband.
We answered and advert in The Caretaker Gazette that was listed
by an agency/head hunter. I kept it brief: a paragraph for each
of us and pictures of my husband’s cooking and a few of us just
having fun. The agency responded right away and asked for
resumes. We had several phone and Skype interviews with the
partners of the agency before we ever met or spoke with the
owners of the property. After an initial Skype interview with our
current employers, they flew us to California to meet
face-to-face and to check out the town. Overjoyed is the best
word to describe our feelings at the time.
	We had a few months before the position started, so we began to
sell all of our furniture, say our farewells and plan our
adventure. We had to buy a car to get us across the country and
away we went. We took three weeks exploring the southwest before
we arrived on the West Coast.
	Our new caretaking position took us to Ojai, California, nestled
in a valley about twenty-five minutes from one of the most
beautiful coastlines in the world. While the housekeeping and
cooking came naturally enough, we were about to be introduced to
pump rooms, irrigation systems, pool and spa maintenance, wine
making, gardeners, contractors, light carpentry and plumbing and
firefighting! (We always hire an electrician…wiring is not a
hobby.) It has been an amazing experience for us both.
Our rent-free cottage is nestled in a citrus grove-oranges,
lemons, limes, Ojai Pixies - with fig, avocado and loquat trees
in the mix. I was able to get beehives and chickens - both
long-time dreams of mine. My husband is gardening with gusto and
is currently taking back an acre of unused land for additional
food growing. There was a defunct greenhouse on the property that
I have turned into an orchid oasis. We are in paradise.
	We work a not-so-traditional forty-hour work week with two days
off per week. We take full advantage of them by cruising up and
down the California coast. San Diego, LA, Venice Beach, Santa
Monica, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Palm Springs. The list goes on
and on and we keep adding destinations to it, always finding time
to explore a new beach and do a little snorkeling or napping.
We love the location, the town, the town’s people and our
employers. We have been here for two and a half years now. And,
while we plan on staying here until we retire, I still renew my
subscription to The Caretaker Gazette every year. Not only do I
want to support Gary and all the wonderful work he is doing, but
I find the ads inspiring and I like to see the jobs available to
retirees.
Thanks so much, Gary, for this wonderful publication and good
luck to anyone signing on! It takes time to find the right fit,
but it is well worth the effort.
	Cheers, Monica and Fred, Ojai, California

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AUSTRALIA

MY HUSBAND AND I operate a tourist attraction, and retail shop
and cafe on Kangaroo Island, called the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil
distillery. We are searching for a couple who are looking to
enjoy Kangaroo Island between September and December. Flexible
duration. We are wanting a couple to help with our groundsman
jobs each morning and do some cleaning. Depending on skills there
may also be some paid work. We have plenty that needs doing in
many areas. We will provide a free private location on our farm
for your caravan, including a room with a queen-size bed,
laundry, shower, toilet and power, including a large deck with a
great view. Please call us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss
your experience, skills, references, and details along with the
time/dates you are interested in staying. We look forward to
hearing from you.

HELP WANTED. We have 90 acres with a salt water creek connected
to the Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay. We’re looking for
up to 12 part-time volunteers with experience/skills needed on a
farm, e.g., tractor slashing, ride on mowing, orchard irrigation
checks (260 different fruit trees), and farm machine maintenance,
etc. We have new spring fed dams, new five bay shed with
amenities, a JD tractor, mini, six ton and large 22 ton
excavators, a bob cat, Scag zero turn ride on mower, 4WD Rodeo
Ute, 8 hp tinnie for crabbing and fishing,  three bench workshop
and three electric golf carts. The property has a dozen
kangaroos, magnificent birdlife, coastal rainforest, wetlands,
grassed paddocks, five shade shelters with fairy lights and two
barbeques, three campfires, a footy field, four organic vegie
gardens for everyone’s shared  use, including abundant bananas,
passionfruit, tomatoes, water melon, sweet potato, chilies, mint,
parsley, peppers, etc. We can offer free bush camping or a free
powered site with town water, concrete pad and solar street
lighting. The shed has a shower, hot water, toilet, washing
machine, dryer, electric oven, microwave, sink, dish washer and
dining table. Come and stay a fortnight or several months and use
our farm as your touring base. As it’s both a nature refuge and
working farm, it is not suitable for young children or domestic
animals. To learn more, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME HANDYMAN TYPE HELP in return for
accommodation as we live on five acres in Perth’s northern
suburbs and have quite a few odd jobs which require someone handy
and experienced in home maintenance and repairs, gardening and
preferably with some knowledge of reticulation (although this is
not essential). We are a friendly family of four, with two
children aged 10 and 12 years. We have horses and a beautiful
property, but we both work so there a quite a few odd jobs which
require attention and we struggle to find time to get it all
done. We are 35 minutes from the city and 15 minutes from the
beach, located on five acres and surrounded by semi-rural
properties and market gardens including quite a few strawberry
farms. We have a large resort style pool available for use by the
successful applicant(s), and fully furnished one bedroom granny
flat available to utilize, with plenty of parking space for a
caravan to be parked and set up alongside it. We are keen for
someone to start straight away, and happy for as long a term stay
as suits for the right person(s). Interested parties should
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Batchelor, Northern Territory. We are looking for a couple who
have their own accommodation i.e. a caravan/motor home, and who
would be interested in volunteering as “On-Site Caretakers”
at the Batchelor Museum this year, 2020. The season is from April
1 to the end of September/October, depending on the weather. This
is not a paid position. Your van site, power and water are free
for you in the grounds of the Museum. There is also a bathroom,
fridge and small washing machine available. Batchelor is at the
gateway to the beautiful “Litchfield National Park” and is a
very historic little town of approximately 400 people, 50/50
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. Batchelor is only 100kms from
Darwin. There is a wonderful community spirit in the town and
always lots of fun activities going on. Lawn bowls, a swimming
pool, general store, beautiful Batchelor Oval with a cricket
pitch, many parks, monthly markets, monthly Quiz Nights, Op-shop,
Anglican and Seventh Day Adventist Churches, Butterfly Farm and
Rum Jungle Tavern with karaoke weekly are some of the activities
you could become involved in during your stay at the Museum. The
more you give, the more you receive in Batchelor. You won’t
want to leave! We are interested in a neat and friendly couple
who are active and enjoy meeting and talking with people, most of
whom are travelers such as you. There is a small shop/cafe in the
entry building, selling Museum souvenirs, gift lines from local
artists, ice creams, drinks etc. There would be remuneration
given in appreciation for the running of the cafe. The main
requirements are keeping the three buildings of the museum clean,
opening and closing, and greeting visitors each day. Also,
maintaining the museum grounds and driveways. Details of these
activities will be forwarded upon application, with a run-sheet
of a typical day. This is an easy and rewarding position for two
people to share the day’s activities. The Museum is open seven
days a week during the season and on request thereafter. Open
hours are from 10am to 4pm. You would be required to be here five
days per week, then two days off. This is flexible to suit
different requirements. We are all volunteers, and as such, try
to be flexible. We have a small yet dedicated group of Committee
members and friends of the Museum who look after it on a regular
basis to allow our valued caretakers to enjoy their time off. A
keen interest in Australian history, in particular WWII would be
great but not necessary. This is an opportunity to learn more
about the Top End and the front line of our Australian WWII
history; also the Rum Jungle Uranium Mine and the township of
Batchelor in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The Museum is
fascinating and, whilst it has only been open since 2012, has
been given great reviews and is on the “to do” list for the
Northern Territory. It is constantly evolving, with new exhibits
and information being added on a regular basis. If you are
interested in keeping the history alive and would like more
information, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED in the Green Head area of Western Australia. This is
a work exchange situation for a couple with their own RV. Looking
for a friendly, enthusiastic, active couple to work 10 hours per
week in exchange for powered RV site fees. You will be dealing
with the front office, phones, bookings, emails and some general
cleaning. Minimum two months required. Please give us a call at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Immediate start.

HELP NEEDED. We live on acreage outside Moree, New South Wales.
It is a quiet area next to a large working farm. We are needing
help with some jobs on the block after January 2020. We would
love to find a couple to help us. If you are a retired builder,
plumber, carpenter, gardener or painter we would love to hear
from you. We are looking for a couple with their own mobile
accommodation. We can provide power, water and somewhere to park
in exchange for maintenance on the homestead (painting and
carpentry) and other work to be done in the garden. We have one
pony, eight guinea fowl and a Rottweiller. We cannot guarantee
the safety of any small fluffy cats and dogs with our Rottweiller
so please do not bring any treasured pets. If this sounds like
something you would be interested in please give
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DUBBO CARETAKER WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a suitable
couple to assist in the operation of our feedlot on a casual
basis. The feedlot is located 10km south of the thriving city of
Dubbo on a sealed road. Two bedroom cottage, with power and
water, is provided in return for looking after the buildings and
water infrastructure. Some weekend observance is required. Cattle
handling experience would be highly desirable. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

OLDER COUPLE REQUIRED for caretaking duties in the Brisbane
Valley area. Duties will take approximately 10 hours per week.
Must have cattle and general farm experience.  A fully furnished,
new cottage will be provided. Linen, kitchen utensils, etc. not
supplied. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/GARDNER NEEDED. An active pensioner couple is required
for a Tablelands property. A comfortable three bedroom cottage
with garage, power and telephone rental supplied in return for 10
hours gardening and maintenance around homesteads plus caretaking
when required. Up to eight hours paid housekeeping plus
occasional paid farm work could be available. You need to have
previously lived on a farm and have an affinity with rural life.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for private cabins on Fraser Island,
Queensland, starting now. The property is located at Orchid
Beach. This job will only suit pensioners or self-funded retirees
as there is very minimal money to be earned. Living is totally
free except for your groceries. This is a long-term position,
with six months minimum preferred. What you get is a stand-alone
cabin away from the other houses with two bedrooms, two queen
beds, with satellite TV, lounge room, kitchen, laundry and
bathroom veranda with BBQ and table and chairs, ceiling fans, and
fire pit. We pay for the fuel and barge for caretakers to leave
the island once a month if they want to get food and supplies
they need. Duties/responsibilities for the unpaid position
include that you would be living there as caretakers full-time on
the block with two smallish houses on 1.5 acres of land, keep the
two houses clean inside and out once a week, keep the grass mowed
with our ride on mower and very minimal garden work, such as
spraying weeds mainly, and put the irrigation system on three
times a week. Will also need to do general handyman duties around
the property. In total the work to be done around the property
would take roughly about 10 hours a week. There is extra paid
cleaning work on occasions if wanted. It’s a great place to
relax in all the spare time you will have, oceans, and surf
fishing, calm water fishing, salt water rock pools for swimming
close by, along with fresh water lakes and rainforests. If you
are looking for short-term caretaking this position isn’t for
you – we are looking for a long-term caretaker couple. There
are no animals allowed on Fraser Island. You must like living in
a very remote part of the island and have a four-wheel drive car.
There will be plenty of time if you need to leave the island now
and then, and that is not a problem. Local applicants can feel
free to phone Andrew with any questions at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
as I prefer to talk on phone instead of emails. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY HONEST COUPLE with their own RV for Noosa
Avalon Cottages in Queensland. No super hard work and we have not
had fires here. Work two days per week in exchange for a RV site
with en-suite, power and water in a private glade. We are located
within five minutes to the local, friendly town of Pomona, with
great cafes, charity shops and a really good IGA. It’s OK if
you have a dog as long as it is controlled at all times. We are a
nature sanctuary for native animals and people. We are away from
the rat race, near Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay and 25 minutes to
Noosa, 15 minutes to Lake Cootharaba, and only 90 minutes from
Brisbane. Buses are available to Noosa beaches. Noosa’s walking
and riding trails are at the front gate. Mountain and valley
views all around. This is a retreat and sanctuary for people,
native birds and animals and we recycle where we can. Avalon is
environmentally friendly and we do not use poisons on Avalon. We
are looking for an RVing couple who have carpentry skills, can do
mowing, planting some trees, some weeding, washing, folding
linen, painting, common sense and a love of the Bush. If you’re
in the area and would like to apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELGIUM

WE NEED SOMEONE to do some work in our house. Philippe and
Veronique are 50-years-old and can provide you with a bedroom
with Wi-Fi, and the possibility to eat with us (vegetarian meals
can be provided). We are looking for someone for a one week stay
(more can be arranged together). We`re just asking for little
work such as wall painting, helping in the garden, etc. Let’s
talk about what you can do for us, and together. We are living in
a country house, not far from the train station (500 meters) in
Aywaille. We are also close to the forest and the river. There is
a lot of walking to do here, and sightseeing. Aachen and
Maastricht are located 60 kilometers away. We have two dogs, so
animal lovers are welcome! Veronique speaks French, and Philippe
speaks French, German, Dutch and English. If you are in Belgium,
please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER COUPLE needed to help an
existing Live-in Innkeeper couple for the romantic 16 rooms Elk
Cove Inn & Spa, in Elk, CA. We are looking for an energetic,
outgoing couple who enjoys nature and the outdoors. You love
creating magical, memorable experiences for guests and are
meticulous in attention to detail. You are great under pressure
and able to multitask. You enjoy Innkeeping alone and also as a
team, are self-motivated. As a team player, you are able to seek
to understand and then to be understood, working out problems and
issues with patience and grace. We expect that you come with
experience in B&B operations (or boutique hotel operations),
especially hands-on experience in housekeeping, laundry, cooking,
and guest operations. For maintenance, we are looking for
experience with all kinds of around-the-house tasks. If any one
of you have the Spa Therapist/Masseuse skills it would be killer
combination. For the right candidate there is no limit on
compensation. An incentive and profit sharing will also be part
of the compensation. Once we receive your resume, a video or
audio call will be scheduled and then you will be invited to come
and stay with us for a week to access if we are cut for each
other. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED in Mt. Shasta. Clean, cozy, desirable housing will be
provided in exchange for property maintenance and senior
assistance. Prefer a meditative, energetic, flexible, reliable
person strong enough to do heavy snow and brush removal. Housing
details revealed after potential is established through intuition
and Astrological compatibility. Please send your birth date, time
and place along with your letter of introduction, photo and phone
number to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Mt. Shasta
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Details will follow if trust and long-term rapport is indicated.
An in person interview and property viewing will be required
prior to acceptance.

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN ASSISTANT MANAGER to oversee our 44-room
Inn located in Tahoe City. Duties include and not limited to
working the front desk on a daily basis with one to two days off
a week, and overseeing the housekeeping staff. Basic day-to-day
operations. Working closely with remote management via email and
telephone. Guest satisfaction, creating reservations, processing
payments, guest inquiries, etc. Position available ASAP with a
generous salary and accommodations. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a private community near Soda
Springs. Season is approximately May to October, 2020. Live in
lodge and keep the property secure on 900 acres. Shop and prepare
home-style meals in the lodge kitchen and manage reservations for
overnight guests. Maintenance includes turning on and off the
water system, opening and closing the lodge, housekeeping and
lodge repairs. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A LA JOLLA INDIVIDUAL is seeking a live-out Lady’s
Valet/Chef/Housekeeper for a beautiful home. Responsibilities for
this position include: cooking and serving, proper table setting
and knowledge of the butler’s pantry, luxury wardrobe care,
maintenance, and organization, and care of fine art,
collectibles, and antiques. Must understand proper cleaning
techniques for high-end possessions and be able to provide proper
care for silver, china, and stemware. The right candidate will
possess creative culinary skills in addition to their cleaning
and clothing care abilities. This is a wonderful opportunity to
work in a beautiful home for a really nice employer. Excellent
salary (over $120,000) commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. Please submit your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

HELP NEEDED at our boutique, oceanfront seven suite resort and
vacation home in Bowser, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in
British Columbia. Centrally located, day trip to many points of
interest on Vancouver Island. Situated on a secluded beachfront,
large tide pools and clam and oyster bed in front. We offer one
of the two bedrooms in our fully equipped two bedroom home at our
beachfront resort, with a shared kitchen, living room, bathroom,
and laundry room with other travelers. Food staples, but no
preparation, and a bike for local rides. In return we need five
hours of work four days a week, which leaves you plenty of time
to explore our Island. Must have a police check and references.
Our ideal guest could stay for two or three months, but we will
consider a one month stay if necessary. We require someone for
housekeeping, yard work, general upkeep, painting etc. Enjoy a
bonfire on the beach, pick a fresh feed of clams or oysters, or
fish from shore when the salmon are in. Complimentary use of
kayaks prior to 9am when guests are not using them. Walking
distance from town. We are 30 minutes from Mt. Washington for
those who love winter sports. There are local bus runs twice a
week, and the Greyhound Bus runs north and south once a day. For
more information and to apply for this position, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

HAVE YOU DREAMED OF LIVING in the heart of the Colorado Mountains
for the summer season? We are seeking a couple for our summer
season at Tumbling River Ranch. Our mountain resort has been in
operation since 1940 and owned by the same family since 1975. We
need help in our kitchen with cooking, baking and bartending. We
are looking for a couple from early May through the month of
September. We provide room/board. Please see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about Tumbling River and
please get in touch in with questions, or to apply. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Cripple Creek, CO at an
elevation of 9,500 feet, is looking for a live-in Innkeeper,
preferably a couple, to run this historic renovated high school
from Mid-May to Mid-October, 2020. This is a boutique hotel that
acts like a B&B. The ideal candidate(s) will be positive,
energetic, and must be very hands on in all aspects of everyday
operations. Duties include: Greeting and registering guests;
answering phones, making reservations, and collecting payments.
Good computer skills and preferably familiar with Resnexus
reservation system and Booking.com. Supervising housekeeping
staff. Managing kitchen inventory and doing the grocery shopping.
Preparing, cooking and serving breakfasts for all guests.
Handling any emergencies with guests and property maintenance.
Innkeepers’ quarters are provided. We are at an elevation of
9,500 feet and do not have elevators. If you are interested in
this opportunity, please send your resume, references, and
availability to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ESTATE IN GREELEY, CO is looking to hire a full-time caretaker
to maintain a property on the west side of town. Duties will
include but are not limited to the following: equipment
maintenance, feeding/watering horses and cattle, heavy equipment
experience, general ground maintenance, snow removal, fence work,
and any experience in sprinkler systems is a plus. For more
information, or to apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

A WEST HARTFORD ADULT COUPLE is seeking a live-in couple for
their home and property. The right candidates will be organized,
energetic, self-motivated, friendly, and flexible. They will also
have pleasant dispositions and be dog lovers (they have two Kerry
Blue terriers). Must have previous experience or professional
training for the care of a wealthy home. No children or pets
allowed. Skills required include meticulous housekeeping skills,
gardening skills, and handyman abilities. Responsibilities will
include housekeeping, laundry and ironing, running errands and
purchasing, flower and vegetable gardening, flower arranging,
caring for dogs, pool/spa maintenance, and general maintenance.
The owners have another home, but the couple’s responsibilities
to this other home will be minimal and primarily during the
winter months. Property caretaking responsibilities include
flower bed maintenance, large vegetable gardening care, mowing
and weed whacking, and house maintenance (light painting, light
bulb replacement, small carpentry work, and winter maintenance).
Housekeeping responsibilities will include laundry, ironing,
cleaning special items like silver and crystal, purchasing
supplies, and changing bed linens. This is an amazing opportunity
to work in a beautiful house in a small town for really nice
employers. Salary over $110,000 and includes benefits such as
health insurance, three weeks' paid vacation and holidays, and a
furnished apartment with paid utilities. This opportunity won’t
last long! Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA BEACHFRONT HOME: We are seeking a responsible,
non-smoking, individual or couple to care for/rent our Costa Rica
beachfront home: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room/ding
room combination. Living quarters are on the upper level with a
huge deck facing the ocean, and the lower level has a laundry
room and storage. The home is in the south Pacific/Gulfo Dulce
side of Costa Rica in the small town of Zancudo. Responsibilities
include keeping the house clean and occupied, $400/month rent
plus utilities (including DSL internet) and caring for two
loveable mutts. Minimum lease of eight months to one year. The
house is available in early April 2020. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Costa Rica. Looking for a caretaker with auto
body repair experience, or a caretaker with an electronic repair
background who can work on solar inverters, for small jobs on an
acre and a half of my property. You can live the good life here.
We have great weather and great people! You must have a passport
and pay your own airfare to get here (the best airline pricing is
from Spirit Airlines). If you have any questions, please feel
free to call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Costa Rica.

CROATIA

HELP NEEDED at Equestrian club Rakovica, located in Grabovac
Dreznickom/Rakovica between Plitvice Lakes National Park, the old
town of Dreznik and Barac’s caves on the edge of the pristine
nature. I run a small ranch and riding center. I currently have
seven horses, five dogs, five cats and some ducks and geese for
now. I have built a small house on the land which has been in my
family for generations and started the ranch five years ago. The
surrounding countryside is perfect for horse riding with lots of
off road trails and there will be plenty of opportunity for you
to ride. I am looking for experienced riders, ideally over 25, to
help on the ranch with the care of the horses, feeding, cleaning
stables, grooming and also taking tourists on trail rides.
Sometimes on the trail rides you may also have to lead the horses
if children are riding. You need to be easy going and kind as you
will be working with tourists and animals. Volunteers need to be
able to speak English and it would be great if you also speak
German or Dutch as we have a lot of tourists from there, but it
is not absolutely necessary. During the winter (requires a
minimum stay of two weeks) there are less tourists so the help I
would need would mostly be with feeding and exercising the
horses. I also sometimes train horses so if you could help with
this or would like to learn more than that is possible. Also help
with cooking, chopping wood, building projects, etc. would be
great during the winter months. Summer - I am looking for longer
term volunteers who are confident and experienced riders who can
stay for a minimum of one month and help me with the trail rides
as we get very busy. Ideally once you get to know me and the
horses you would be able to lead some of the trail rides alone. A
small financial compensation is also be available if conditions
allow for it. Working hours during weeks with paying customers
might exceed five hours per day. I eat a diet of meat, fish and
fresh local vegetables. Sometimes we cook outside over the fire
with neighbors, my family and ranch guests. I would like to share
cooking with volunteers and am happy to eat most things but
cannot really cater to very specific dietary needs as most of
what I eat is locally sourced. I can host a maximum of two
volunteers at one time. Volunteers will have their own bedroom in
the house. You can also use the kitchen, bathroom and living
room. I have a TV but no Wi-Fi although a phone signal is OK out
here so you can access the internet via phone data. If you are in
the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

ENGLAND  

LIVE-IN HOUSESITTER/SECURITY PERSON with part-time duties
required. This is a unique opportunity to join a small busy
family run estate near Peterborough, assisting with the security
and caretaking of a Grade 1 listed building open to the public.
The post requires that you live on site and that you fill in when
our full-time employee is off duty and on holiday. You will be
responsible for security and housesitting for at least 52 week
nights and seven full weekends per year. You will also be
required to work 20 full mid-week days when the full-time
security employee is off duty, the hours will be 8am to 5.30pm.
You may also be required to carry out some other duties,
including walking and feeding the family dogs. The job requires
someone with a commitment and responsibility who either has a
pension or additional employment nearby during the normal working
day.  Must have good communication and the ability to work alone
and occasionally as part of a team. A flexible approach is also
essential. The individual must be physically fit, as there are a
lot of stairs, trustworthy, loyal, honest, and be fluent in
English. Must be a supportive team player. A two-bedroom
self-contained onsite flat (no garden) will be provided, council
tax included. Utility bills will be the tenant’s
responsibility. Any additional security and household duties will
be paid on an hourly basis. The start date is negotiable to the
right candidate. Must be a non-smoker. Salary £5,000 per annum
plus the accommodation. Further details about typical duties can
be discussed upon receipt of your application, with the above
intended to give an indication of the nature of this role. Please
apply with your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME, HANDS-ON, LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER required for a large
house near Henley-on-Thames. It’s a rural location therefore
you must be a car owner and animal friendly. Single accommodation
is provided which is not suitable for dependents. Non-smoker
preferred. In general, work a 5.5/day week and every second
weekend. Flexibility is the key to this role. Must have the
ability to work with little supervision and maintain a high level
of performance. Day-to-day responsibilities will include cleaning
of all areas as required in the house, vacuuming, sweeping
mopping, polishing and dusting etc., looking after the laundry,
washing and ironing etc., supervising workers who come to the
house, preparing and cooking breakfast, lunch (when required) and
supper for the family and occasional guests. To assist with any
other household tasks as and when required to a high standard. A
current resume and verifiable references are required. UK
residents should apply with your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FINLAND

FARM HELP needed. We are a family of four; Maisa (38), Antti (37)
and our kids Anna (5) and Oiva (3). We live on a small farm near
lovely and lively Fiskars Village. Both of us do social work with
teenagers and we are also a foster family. During the summertime
we rent two cottages via Airbnb in our courtyard. People from all
around the world come to enjoy the Finnish summer as our guests.
We have Icelandic-horses, a Shetland pony, a friendly dog, cat,
and chickens. We are looking for a help during the summer months,
such as light housework, hosting guests, warming up the sauna,
riding, training foals, and cooking, babysitting, and walks with
the dog. Nothing too onerous, but just an extra pair of hands
would be nice. Some days you will be free, of course, some days
with few working hours. We hope you will be able to stay one to
two months between June and August. You'll get your own room in
the main house and meals. We are easy-going people and the
atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. If interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for a rental property in Orlando, FL.
Accommodations are provided in exchange for caretaking for the
front home which entails cleaning roughly 20 times a month,
answering guest questions, lawn care, and general maintenance.
Accommodations are provided as a studio in the rear of the main
guest house that would be suitable for an individual or couple.
Will provide stipend as well for purchasing goods for the front
home, in the form of light refreshments as well as consumable
goods. All cleaning supplies are provided. Very walk-able area,
would be perfect for retiree(s) or someone who has partial or
part-time income. Must be available every day between 11am - 4pm
should the house need to be cleaned for the next guests. Computer
savvy, ability to maintain a home and yard, and troubleshoot
general electronics (TVs, smart locks etc.). Looking for an
initial six month commitment, and month to month after that, with
three month notice given when the caretaker would like to end the
assignment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN AVON PARK HOME needs a caretaker for a kitty and her home. We
have a pool home on a lake and need someone to keep up with
maintenance and regular routine yard work. We would like the
whole house kept clean while we are away. Experienced homeowners
are appreciated. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a 1/4 acre property in St. Petersburg, FL
from mid-May to mid-October 2020 while we are away. This is not a
paid position. We are in a lovely area close to the beach. Live
in the house, take care of the backyard gardens and pool, light
house cleaning. RV parking with 30 amp service on site, if
needed. Non-smoker, a person who keeps a home very clean, someone
who is good with plants and will not disturb any of our
neighbors. You will be asked to pay for utilities during this
time. Internet provided. Three verifiable references required.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME WORKER/MANAGER NEEDED at a kennel and equestrian farm
in Summerfield, FL. Help needed working in a professional show
dog kennel and taking care of retired show horses. Couples
welcome. Housing provided in a three bedroom/two bath home on one
acre. Salary will be based on experience. Must be able to work
early AM, late PM, plus holidays. This is a mature adult
environment. Please call Majestic Oaks Farm for more info at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

COUPLE REQUIRED to run a substantial house and garden in
southwest France. Need energy, enthusiasm, integrity,
personability and passion particularly in the summer months when
the house is rented. From June to September the job will
sometimes be seven days a week. However, the house rents rarely
outside high season so the work load is less intense and more
about maintenance and general upkeep. A monthly salary, two
bedroom modern accommodation with all bills paid except
telephone. Situated in the countryside in Corbieres, one
kilometer from a small village so countryphiles imperative. The
couple will need to divide responsibilities accordingly to
include overseeing and participating in full domestic upkeep of
the house, cleaning, ironing etc. In addition, the gardens
(Mediterranean) need upkeep (with help in certain seasons) and
pool and all things electrical and plumbing need overseeing so
you must be handy and practical. There is a daily to assist and
when necessary, further help. The house is rented a minimum of
three to four months a year. The owners tend to visit at non-peak
times. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Soustons, in southwestern France
needs some surfing help. We look for someone to help open the
Lodge starting in the Spring (starting the last week of March)
until Autumn in exchange for accommodation, plus surf equipment
and surfing lessons when it's appropriate. We look for someone
dynamic and hoping to join in the spirit of the place. A two to
three month commitment, minimum, is preferable. No smoking, and
no hard partying please, just surfing. Merci! Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is in need of three volunteer RVing host
teams to work Harris Branch Beach from May 17 through September
7, 2020. Two sets will be placed at full RV hook-up sites in the
park and the additional set will be placed on a full RV hook-up
site at Doll Mountain Campground, approximately 10 to 12 minutes
away. Hosts will be responsible for opening and closing of the
park, taking fees at the register, selling annual passes, and
conducting minor traffic control.  Additionally, hosts will be
expected to assist Park Rangers in making rounds through the park
periodically during open hours. A rotating schedule will be
determined upon arrival, but hosts will be expected to work no
more than 20 hours per week as a team. Park Rangers will be
available to assist and will handle particularly sensitive or
difficult situations. Hosts will be required to have their finger
prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal
background investigation forms per Army regulations. Full
concrete hook-up sites are available for your RV and uniforms may
be provided. You can apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

SEEKING ONE COUPLE TO BE FARM STEWARDS on our
regenerative/permaculture farm and retreat. The ideal candidates
are honest, self-motivated, organized, enjoy hard work and
learning, and have farming experience. Candidates with
carpentry/building skills are highly encouraged to apply. Massage
therapists and yoga instructors have an opportunity for
additional income through our retreat wellness program. This is
an opportunity to grow, learn and be immersed in an established
farm and community. The exchange is for about a total of 30 - 40
hours/week, depending on skill set and experience. The situation
includes rent, utilities and a share of farm food, as well as the
opportunity to cultivate entrepreneurial agricultural projects.
For more information about us, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to receive an application.

ALOHA! This is an invitation for a Joy-Full caretaker or two at
Lokomaika'i Farm (Grace, Benevolence, Good Will) - an evolving
seven-acre organic, sustainable farm and homestead on the east
side of the Big Island on Hawaii. Our homestead seeks one or two
attentive Be-ing(s) who enjoy the outdoors and are comfortable
working both with others and alone with set responsibilities and
new projects. A compatible match is highly flexible with farm
tasks and has experience working on the land. Aina contributions
include: weed whacking, machete work and tree pruning, mulching
and nourishing plants and trees, hand weeding and garden tending,
maintaining a clean and orderly space and kitchen and bathhouse,
gathering fruit, and random activities as Life delivers. Basic
building and mechanical skills are greatly appreciated. Time
commitment is approximately 25 hours weekly, depending on one's
proficiency with above listed tasks. Lokomaika'i offers you a
large screened hale (approximately 24 x 36 with an extended
lanai) and one queen-size bed that overlooks a most lovely farm
surrounded by an ancient Mango Forest. A separate, shared
bathhouse with flush toilet and warm shower is close to your
residence. Kitchen is stocked with provisions, pans and dishes,
stove, food safe, refrigerator and freezer space. In addition,
enjoy all the fruits and vegetables from the farm! You will also
have the internet, and light washing machine use. We enjoy the
cleanest of air and exquisite tide pools along Kapoho's
coastline. A short drive to Pahoa offers an abundance of eclectic
treasures: restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, a museum, and
much more to explore. Several farmer's markets also offer local
and organic food options. Hilo is an approximate 35-minute drive.
This Sanctuary is home to teachers and students of Consciousness:
we seek similar Be-ings to Live, Thrive, and Co-Create; synthetic
drugs, alcohol, GMO, and fake-foods are not compatible for our
chosen life-style.
- Tobacco and alcohol free/ 4-20 friendly
- No parties or events
- Quiet time is dusk-to-dawn, and peace in-between
- Well-matched caretakers of the Aina in-joy off-grid living and
choose to live sustainably, conserving water and electricity as
part of your natural flow. You are aware of your "footprint"
nurture the Aina with your Presence and appreciate the beauty,
quiet, and meditative qualities of jungle life.
- Pictures and additional information available 
- Please email your introduction to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
In Gratitude~
Michelle

HELP WANTED on a remote off-grid oceanfront retreat/home. Must
have skills in the areas of gardening/landscaping,
maintenance/repair, structural and mechanical, basic plumbing,
electrical, and wood/hand tools. Agility and strength and some
heavy lifting necessary. Applicants should be neat, communicate
well, and be a team player with a good work ethic and be health
oriented. Relate well to other staff, guests, and also be able to
handle time alone. Must be comfortable in a topical beach
environment; outdoor living, and being close to nature. Work
trade plus wages and benefits based upon commitment and
experience. Please email your information, and recent photo to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Hawaii Position” in
the Subject Line for our forwarding purposes to the Hawaiian
property owner. Thanks.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED on the pathway to the Thrihnukagigur
volcano from June 4 to June 18. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Volunteers
will be working close to the main skiing area of the capital
region of Iceland, Blafjoll or the Blue Mountains. The aim of the
project is to protect the environment and avoid different trails
being created from increasing traffic of hikers and nature lovers
in the area. The main task will be maintaining a hiking path in
an area called Three Peaks Crater, which is a dormant volcano
that last erupted over 4,000 years ago. Other tasks may be to
mark and control areas where the visitors are not allowed to walk
in order to protect the surroundings of unnecessary passage and
harm. Sports associations who run some of the skiing lodges might
also need some maintenance, such as painting and/or cleaning in
the surrounding area. No previous experience is necessary but the
work is demanding and might require a good physical condition; it
can at times be repetitive but always rewarding.  As it is
outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible
with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the
weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or
activities planned. The working plan will depend on the needs of
our local host, the advance of the diverse projects in the area
and of course on the weather conditions. Bring warm under-layers,
waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good sleeping bag, hat,
scarves and gloves. The camp happens around the summer solstice,
when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as
the days. The bright nights are magical and staying awake
enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a unique experience.
During the time of the camp participants will have the
opportunity to experience the midnight sun as there are 24 hours
of light even if the sun sets for shorts periods of time. SEEDS
volunteers will stay in one of the ski lodges in the mountains;
in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your
own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in
charge of cooking and cleaning activities. For more information,
and to learn more, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Reinventing Myself. A Profile of James Smith
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, boating,
camping, and raising German Shepherds. 
Quotes:  “Reinventing Myself” by James Smith

James Smith standing in front of the farm house

	My story begins with me being born and raised in Albany, New
York. A city I spent 40 years enjoying with a Christian
upbringing along with four sisters.
	I started mowing lawns at the age of 15 and using snow blowers
in the winter by the time I graduated high school. I had saved
enough to go to a two-year college for horticulture. This was the
start of a long career in landscaping. Over the years, I owned
and ran businesses in pest control, wildlife control, and
handyman services.
	Some of my interests include swimming, boating, waterskiing,
camping and raising German Shepherds. Back in 2000, I became
interested in The Caretaker Gazette. I’ve been a subscriber
ever since. I’ve worked for two other estates both in the State
of New York prior to working for my new posting in the State of
Illinois for the Goeken family on a 78-acre farm estate.
	I just want to say that if you dream of an adventure, and you
can put your accomplishments to paper along with a decent resume,
then anyone can do what I did. It’s not that hard! Just believe
in yourself and don’t let other negative people sway you. Go
after your dreams and don’t be a quitter.
	I now have the opportunities to use all my six service
backgrounds in one place. I can’t begin to say how happy I am
after over 30 years of searching to live on a country farm along
with friendly open people. I live now in a Midwestern community
that welcomes people who can offer peace and love and a good work
ethic.
	We still help friends and neighbors. We don’t need their
money, but we do need their friendships. Life is bigger and
better and more satisfying. Bring your talents and bring your
Christian goodness. Life can be sweeter when you help others. It
uplifts you and makes you feel great. Just make your plan and
work your plan.
	Don’t let the number of applications sway you to achieve your
place. You have to work at getting the place or adventure. Keep
writing and sending your resumes in to opportunities that you
read in the Gazette. Don’t be a quitter if you want to win your
place. I struggled for 30 years. I found my personal niche but
hadn’t found the place to come home to, but after my struggle,
I’ve found a home to love and be proud to become a part of. If
you want to inspire yourself, you need to empower yourself. Give
yourself the power to create and reinvent yourself!!!
	The Caretaker Gazette allows me to move forward from one
adventure to another. Meeting people, places and forging a
lifetime of joyous memories. One day last year, I was going
through my email messages and read this ad in one of my Gazette
email updates, and even though the ad’s headline started out
with “Couple needed”, I emailed the advertiser and applied
for their position:

ILLINOIS

ENTHUSIASTIC CARETAKING COUPLE needed. Preferably a couple,
family, or individual with an outside income, as this is not a
paid position. However, there are plenty of opportunities here
for earning some income via side jobs. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, gym,
pool, Jacuzzi, and a loving, open minded family awaiting the ones
who want to become part of a new family. Ideally, we are needing
one person as the “Household Expert” (cleaning, organizing,
tidying, errands), and the other working on projects around the
property and caring for the animals. The dynamic of the couple
would consist of them having backgrounds in: 
-Household maintenance (General upkeep of the home)
-Mechanical/Machinery skills (Farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
-Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
-Handyman skills
-Livestock experience (Feeding; Small number of animals)
-Construction (Mending fences, home projects, etc.)
-Event planning like weddings
In exchange you will be provided with a one bedroom/one bathroom
duplex house (separate from the main residence), free
utilities/rent, use of a vehicle, use of any facilities on the
property, with the possibilities of extra income from side gigs
dependent on qualifications. Quality of life - living the dream
is what we have to offer you. Please email …

An aerial view of Maple Lane Farm

James Smith with his friend Gonzo

	And interestingly landing here at Maple Lane Farm, I found out
they have used The Caretaker Gazette exclusively for 25 years for
all the help that has worked at the farm. At one time this farm
estate had 46 head of horses so they had to have a large staff
back then. They ran an Animal Ministry with exotic animals for a
number of years and now are getting more into Event Planning,
Concerts and Weddings so the type of people have changed over
time. The women are kind, loving, respectful people who look to
attract like-minded people who want the quality of life with no
drama. They let me do what I know needs to be done to keep the
place looking great. They have a computer program for System
Management that gives me all the info I need to find vendors and
suppliers which helps me be independent yet access all the
information needed.  
        The story of this magnificent place is quite a remarkable
one. The owner actually boarded two little ponies when she was a
young girl here at the farm. Many years later she showed her
first horse at an open horse show here. She dreamed of nothing
but growing up and getting a job one day cleaning stalls at this
beautiful piece of heaven. Then after decades of hard work and
global travel she was looking at farms for sale to consolidate
her own herd of boarded horses into her own facility when she
became lost. 
The owner found herself on the Maple Lane Farm facility but never
recognized it as the same place that she always dreamed of. It
looked different to her as barns had been removed and many
changes were made on the property. She fell in love with it again
and went to the front door and asked the then current owner if he
would ever consider selling it. He had her removed from the
property as it was not going to ever be for sale. It never did
come on the market. She relentlessly pursued the place, coming by
most weekends and making a general pest of herself until after
several years the then owner called her saying he would sell her
the farm.
        Thank your creator for being a human being rather than a
bug or some animal. I know I do. The panorama here on the farm
estate of the grounds, the trees, barns, fields and pastures are
compelling to a city boy with always a country heart. I now help
manage the estate along with a single mom and her three
incredibly smart, engaging daughters.
	These young women are the successors to our generation. They are
the ones to succeed us. Ashley and Christen for their ability to
uplift the homeless and share their musical talents. Their
sister, Lauren, for her love and care for the farm animals, the
horses, donkeys, pigs and doggies.
	The owner bred Arabian Horses at the time and had one in
particular that Wayne Newton, the singer, entertainer, and
Arabian horse breeder, had given her. She loved that horse more
than life and wanted him to have his own pasture and never have
to fight with other horses for his food. This horse went on to
become the most winning Arabian in history and their love affair
quite a beautiful story in itself. That’s why she wanted this
farm so badly, for that horse. He passed away at the age of 36
years but has a Museum of all of his trophies in his honor. She
had this horse cremated and is lovingly attending to a beautiful
wooden case of his ashes so that she can still be with him. They
are very sentimental people and take care of old animals that
most would not.  
        Their Animal Ministry hosts 250 children with special
needs each year for fishing in their two acre pond. They host Boy
Scouts, Vacation Bible Camps, Father-Son Camp Outs, Church
Services, Family Day Picnics for Public Safety Personnel,
Homeless Shelter Events, Unwed Mothers functions for their babies
and have done weddings and funerals for those in need as the
owner is a Minister with a huge heart to help others. The animals
were each dumped and unwanted by others or abused. She knit
together performances to the delight of thousands of children who
delighted in being entertained by trained zebras, camels, llamas,
zebus and countless other animals that no one else saw the value
in. Most have died off by now but everyone I have met tells me
stories of the countless events hosted out of love and compassion
by these people.
         The farm is about a third in lawn to mow, a third in
wooded trails and the rest in pasture space. My days start early.
I first feed and water the horses and livestock then clean out a
few stalls. Then I may cut fallen trees for firewood or clear
trails. If it’s cold outside I can work inside the barns
organizing things, building shelves or go to the main house and
help out there. I don’t get much supervision as I am trusted to
do what needs to be done and use my own judgement to complete
it.
         They won the Farm of The Year Award last year and have
the oldest Cottonwood Tree in Illinois on the property. Some have
said this tree must be 120 to 150 years old as twelve people
holding hands cannot reach around its massive base. With my love
of growing things, I will build the type of respect around it and
get it registered on Historic Land Sites when the weather gets a
little warmer. This amazing farm is 150 years old and the current
owners have had it for 25 years and the daughters hope to keep it
always in the family. Parts have been sold off over the last few
years but it is still magnificent and everything they advertised
in The Caretaker Gazette was true. It is a piece of Heaven on
Earth and I am beyond thrilled to have found my way into their
hearts, lives and this beautiful farm.

Ashley, James, Christen, and Lauren

IRELAND

COUPLE NEEDED FOR AN ESTATE in Southern Ireland. Live-in
maintenance/housekeeping couple required, with an energetic
can-do attitude. Must have a good knowledge of plumbing along
with electrical, decorating, ground preparation, and chainsaw
experience. Heating and pool systems knowledge would be an
advantage. Helping during shooting season. Housekeeping,
maintenance, and all aspects of HK to a high standard including
but, not limited to, laundry, brass, helping with shoot events
and dinner parties. Turn overs of holiday lets. Driving license
essential due to location. Accommodation will be provided in a
self-contained one bedroom cottage. To apply for this position,
please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SUMMER 2020 DUDE RANCH JOBS AVAILABLE – wranglers,
housekeeping/serving, ranch hand, and kitchen help needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in
Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm
western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the
last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share
that with others. We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect
People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve
that mission, we need an excellent team that values
professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their
work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can
grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to
work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch
(as well as our horses, of course)! We are currently looking to
add more amazing team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season.
Current open positions include: Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Prep
Cook and Baker, Hospitality Crew, Wranglers, Ranch Hands, Massage
Therapist, Bartender, and Nanny. We offer a healthy working
environment, free employee housing and meals five days a week
(plus leftovers), competitive wages, a season end completion
bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities our guests
enjoy! It will be a summer you will never forget, not to mention
you'll be surrounded by beautiful country and good people. We are
currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to
work in the USA, 21 years of age or older, drug free, not grumpy,
and can lift 50 pounds. Please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply.

KENYA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. In the foothills of Mount Kenya, East
Africa sits a little piece of paradise: an award-winning safari
lodge bordering millions of acres of wild space; a haven for
elephants, giraffe, zebra and all the wildlife of Kenya.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is looking for a
mature couple, cheerful, fun, competent, handy, practical and
well-travelled to help host and manage guests from around the
world and assist with farm management for a three to six month
placement. Lovely accommodation and fabulous food included. The
farm at 6,800 feet elevation, experiences some of the best
year-round weather in the world and is close to many of the best
game reserves in Kenya. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

LUXURY LODGE LOOKING FOR INNKEEPING COUPLE: Full-service nine
room lodge located in beautiful natural setting of Maine’s
mountains and lakes. Considered one of the top Inns in Maine.
Innkeeper’s quarters include new post and beam luxury
accommodations with a breathtaking view of Lake. Two fireplaces,
with an open great room and expansive kitchen. Applicants must
have experience in the hospitality business to serve discerning
international guests. Requires culinary skills to handle
multi-course breakfast every morning and fine dining three nights
per week. Proficient in inventory, shopping and accommodation of
guest dietary requirements. Be physically fit, computer literate,
positive approach to guests’ questions and concerns.
Maintenance and upkeep of the buildings, grounds and gardens is
essential. The owner will handle marketing. Compensation includes
salary, housing, utilities and potential bonus opportunity. Must
be non-smokers. Please send a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a farm in Troy, Maine. Immediate need for an
environmentally responsible, mature and caring farm caretaker to
work full-time on our beautiful farm taking care of 150 acres
with emphasis on 100 acres. Must love animals and working on the
land. Summer hours (April through October):  Full-time (six days
work, one day off), no major vacations. Winter hours: 25-40 hours
per week, vacation time. Salary: $28,000 plus housing; six-month
trial period. Must be able to do heavy-duty physical work; prefer
no guns on the property; non-smoker. Prior knowledge of job tasks
necessary. General management of farm, including record keeping
and accounting (computer experience a plus), irrigation (flood),
maintain and clean irrigation ditches, tractor work, including
cutting, raking and baling hay, maintenance of farm equipment
(routine and technical), general maintenance of grounds (maintain
lawn water system, private roads and fences), maintain organic
vegetable and flower gardens (no pesticides), animal care (must
know and enjoy horseback riding, sheep and goat care, knowledge
about draft horses a plus); ability to physically control sheep
(hold to put in foot bath, etc.), maintain grounds (mowing lawns,
weed eating, extensive pruning, including berry bushes), maintain
swimming pool and hot tub, clean a three bedroom home, including
laundry. If interested, please email a letter of your
qualifications to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Maine
Farm Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. 

MARYLAND

GORGEOUS COUNTRY ESTATE, close to DC and Virginia, seeks live-in
innkeeper(s). Upscale property with six suites - hosts weddings
and events. Responsibilities include receiving guests, assisting
wedding parties, housekeeping, shopping, light landscaping and
maintenance, and breakfast preparation. This is an ideal job for
a single person or couple. Transportation required.
Culinary/hospitality/event or gardening interests a plus - not
requirement. Base pay plus incentive. Please email your resume
and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CAPE COD B&B INNKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE for the 2020 season or
longer-term. Ready to enjoy life by the beach on a beautiful
property? Professional single person or couple wanted. Must be
passionate about customer service – to run a 7-room Cape Cod
bed and breakfast. We prefer a six to eight month commitment (May
to December 2020) but will consider a shorter span for the right
person(s). A longer commitment would provide you with four months
of vacation/taking an assignment elsewhere during the winter,
before beginning another season, while keeping accommodations
while the Inn is closed. Income is $2,000 – $3,000 per month
commensurate with experience and includes on-site year-round
accommodation, utilities, breakfast, internet, premium cable,
tips and bonuses, as well as walking distance to restaurants,
shops and the beach. Hospitality experience is required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your work history and we will
send a more detailed job description.

FULL-TIME INNKEEPER POSITIONS AVAILABLE for a candidate or couple
on Nantucket Island. Housing available. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a 13 room luxury boutique Inn, open from April through October
and Christmas Stroll weekend (the first weekend of December).
“Impeccable New England by-way-of-France Style” says Conde
Nast. Must have strong Front Office experience and sincere guest
and employee communication skills. Report to the General Manager
and interact with the owners on a daily basis. Upbeat, good
energy and people skills. Front Office duties include
reservations, guest arrival and check-out, daily reports,
concierge duties and breakfast order taking and service for full
cooked-to-order breakfast. Communicate with housekeeping/laundry
staff to prioritize order of room makeups based on arrival times,
room changes, etc. We are a small 13 room, luxury Inn so we are
looking for “hands on”, multi-tasking Innkeepers. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and then email a cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.

CHEF/HOUSECLEANER NEEDED for a Washington, DC home plus a home at
Martha's Vineyard. The adult household in the Washington, DC area
is looking for a live-in Chef/Housecleaner to cook and keep their
primary home in DC looking beautiful (as well as their summer
home at Martha's Vineyard) and help their lives stay on track.
Must enjoy cats. Either a woman or a man is acceptable.
Responsibilities include housecleaning (must have exceptional
skills), cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, and running other
errands. An excellent salary awaits the right candidate and
includes benefits. This is a wonderful opportunity for a superb
Chef/Housecleaner. For more information, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

MEXICO

RVING CARETAKER IS NEEDED for a closed ocean front RV Park.
Looking for a six month to a year round caretaker for our closed
RV Park, located in Celestino Gasca, Sinaloa, Mexico. We are
remote, but its only15 minutes from town, and 50 minutes from
Mazatlan. There are great surf breaks in the area, a great
mountain bike area, and great bird watching. Light duties are
required in exchange for a RV site with water and sewer. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

CABIN RESORT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Watersmeet, MI. We are a
seven cabin lakeside resort located next to a wilderness and
recreation area cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth
forest. This is a great place to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, bike,
photograph the outdoors, experience nature and serenity or to
simply relax. Gas motors boats are not allowed at our resort or
in the adjacent wilderness area. Your main responsibilities would
be guest relations, cabin housekeeping including laundry between
guests, routine maintenance and repairs, and upkeep of the
grounds. Lodging is provided in a private, rustic, lakeside cabin
in exchange for specified duties. This is a seasonal job running
from mid-May to mid-October 2020. Compensation to be negotiated.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Leland, Michigan is seeking an
Innkeeper couple for a seven month contract term April to
Mid-November. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to read the full
job description and application instructions. Owners are friendly
and supportive, live nearby, and will be highly involved in
ensuring Innkeepers get off to a great start with plenty of
training. Wonderful 18 unit waterfront hotel on five acres in
lovely community. An opportunity exists to live in the main home
in the off season as well.

MINNESOTA 

ASSISTANT INNKEEPER(S)/GENERAL MANAGER needed for an award
winning 7-room Inn, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in beautiful Duluth,
MN. The owners will train and develop the right person/couple who
have a proven love of people, exemplary hospitality and an
interest in running all aspects of a small lodging property.
Applicant(s) must be non-smokers, physically fit, possess a warm
and friendly demeanor while being patient, organized and timely
in handling guests’ requests, check-ins and check-outs, and
meal prep and service. Knowledge of computers, social media and
reservations systems is essential. Maintenance knowledge would be
helpful. This is not a shift job; rather a life choice, but does
include onsite housing, days off, base salary and incentive plan,
and the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business from the
owners. To be considered, please submit a resume showing actual
hospitality lodging experience and a cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (No phone calls).

MISSISSIPPI

LIVE-IN RANCH COUPLE WANTED in Columbus, MS. This is a salaried,
full-time position for the property maintenance position; and an
hourly part-time position for the domestic and pet-sitting work.
A separate three bedroom residence will be provided.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: (must have
experience) Property maintenance position: livestock/pet feeding
(currently includes three donkeys, two horses, chickens, geese,
ducks, dogs, cats — all are rescued, so you must love animals).
Must have experience handling large animals (horses and donkeys),
barn cleaning, ranch and equipment maintenance, property upkeep,
yard/landscape maintenance (mowing, edging, planting, etc.),
miscellaneous chores/errands/driving (may include occasional
trips to Atlanta). Any other tasks deemed necessary to help the
owner run and maintain the property as well as aid them where
needed in day-to-day tasks. The domestic position: shopping,
house/pet sitting, driving (mostly locally, but may include very
occasional trips to Atlanta), occasional light
cooking/housekeeping, miscellaneous chores/errands. Property
maintenance hours are 7am – 4pm Monday through Friday
(flexible), however, there will be occasions where help is needed
after hours and on weekends. Domestic hours are variable and
part-time. Annual Salary $41,000 – $51,000 based on experience.
Background check, references and clean driving record required.
Please submit questions and/or resume for each person to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

GATE ATTENDANT VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for RVers. The recreation area includes 190
campsites, 11 restrooms/shower houses, a shelter and picnic area,
a group camp, a beach, and two boat ramps. You will need to
welcome visitors, provide information about the area, inform them
of rules/regulations, and register them for campsites. You will
also need to record visitor-use levels and other reports as
requested and fee collection and management of fees. A
full-service campsite is provided to the volunteer with their own
RV for 20 hours per week of service. To apply for this position,
please fill out the form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED June - August 2020 in scenic Bozeman, Montana.
Must take care of my two dogs, two cats, and plants (all animals
are cuddle bugs). My apartment is on 20 acres of river front
property. Must be clean, and a non-smoker. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOES SPENDING A SUMMER living off-the-grid in beautiful remote
Montana appeal to you? Elk Lake Resort, an 8-cabin fishing
resort, is currently looking for an outgoing person or couple to
help with summer operations. During a 4/10 work week, you will
work closely with the owners doing such tasks as food prep, dish
washing, cleaning, and some gardening. The best applicants will
be detailed, organized, and eager to help. Must be able to bend,
stoop, lift, carry, etc.  Compensation is no less than $1,200 a
month and a portion of the tips.  Room and board is provided.
Position needs to be filled from mid-May to mid-September. If
interested, please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

PART-TIME: GENTLEMAN HORSE CARETAKER and grounds keeper needed
for a 17-acre, gated property in Carson Valley, NV. Experience
with horses required for the care of two horses. Average 24 hours
of work in exchange for a furnished two bedroom/one bathroom
apartment above the barn, with a laundry room. Duties include
morning feeding, light grooming, turnout of two horses,
barn/stall cleaning, pasture water; maintenance of pastures, and
arenas. Maintenance of non-landscaped grass with brush hog, weed
control, drip system maintenance, flood irrigation assistance,
and other non-horse jobs are paid on an hourly basis. Caretaking
property for the owners while they are out of town. Must be able
to lift 50 lbs. and move 100 lb. bales of hay. Background check
and references will be required. Non-smokers only. No drug use or
alcohol problems. This is an ideal position for a physically fit
individual who may have another income source and wants to keep
active. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed this Spring. Our Nevada home and ranch
land are located near Reno, with breathtaking views of the
mountains around the ranch. We have six horses on the ranch, so
we’ll need a housesitter who can care for our horses. We have a
four bedroom/three bath home that we’ll need the housesitter
for while we are away. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
us know if you can start housesitting from the end of March until
the end of June. Thanks.

NEW JERSEY 

RESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED. Looking for an individual to
live on site and operate a 16 room Inn on the Jersey Shore that
includes a 70-seat event space. The ideal candidate will be
responsible for guest services, room inventory management,
housekeeping, quality control, general maintenance, marketing and
event planning. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, a
hands-on player willing to wear as many hats as needed, be
computer literate, customer-oriented and organized. Hospitality
experience is required. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEW YORK

GENERAL MANAGER AND EXECUTIVE CHEF OPPORTUNITY for a single
candidate or couple, housing included. Lead the continued success
of a boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant in the pristine
Catskill Mountains, two hours from New York City. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’s 19 rooms are steps from the Beaverkill
River. The Inn is also home for the Beaverkill Mountain Club, an
85 family community. Our descriptors include adventure, luxury,
wilderness, family-friendly, world class fly-fishing, farm to
table. Like many neighboring towns, nearby Livingston Manor has
seen a renaissance with a craft pizzeria, two brewpubs, The
Catskill Arts Society, two BBQ joints, a coffee roaster, an
artisanal bakery, a Scandinavian home goods store, and more.
Candidate or couple will have demonstrated success, creativity
and a passion for hospitality including managing financial,
operational and personnel aspects of an F&B or F&B/hospitality
business. No phone calls. Please send your resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SUMMER BY THE SEA! Need help from July - November 2020
(semi-flexible start/end). We seek an experienced (5+ year’s
relevant work) couple to manage all aspects of our Inn: from
bookings to check-ins, daily cleaning to landscaping upkeep,
social media to shopping, and everything in between. This is not
a 9-5 position: you will need to meet guests’ needs throughout
the day and week. (No meal-prep involved.) Our small Inn has
three guest suites, separate from generous owners’ quarters, in
an 1850’s Victorian located in a quaint harbor town in Port
Jefferson, NY with access to private beaches and fun local
happenings. You can read more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Pay is a
negotiated flat weekly rate plus housing in our furnished
owner’s quarters, as well as all tips. Vehicle is provided for
business use. Please email us a copy of your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to hearing from you! 

HOUSESITTER needed for our large home and acreage in Westchester
County. Need an honest and trustworthy person to stay here. This
would be ideal for a college student who lives nearby, or a
retired person. This can turn into a long-term position, as we
plan on foreign travel for months at a time for many years in the
future and will always need help with our property. Our next trip
will be from March 15 through June 1. A one bedroom/one bathroom
cottage on our property will be provided to the housesitter. Must
check on the main house daily, bring in the mail, and make sure
that the gardener and pool person show up each week. If
interested, please email some information about yourself and your
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEASONAL HOUSE MANAGER needed. Are you a Chief Steward/Stewardess
looking to transition to a land-based position? A busy family
with a significant Southampton residence is looking to hire a
superb Seasonal House Manager with exceptional experience in the
operation of a fine home, in managing and supervising household
staff, and with entertaining. This is a full-time annual
opportunity during the season, from the start of April through
the end of September, and will be available each year for the
right candidate. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and
structured, have exceptional front-of-the-house skills, and be a
hands-on team player. High-end event experience and proficiency
with household technology needed. Generally, the House Manager
will work five days a week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.
Excellent compensation commensurate with experience offered;
accommodation available if required. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local candidates only.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.

NEW ZEALAND

THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY to live in the heart of the wine
region with a fun loving Kiwi family located in Blenheim. We are
looking for a dynamic person to help around our lifestyle
property and businesses. Mainly helping with cleaning, picking
berry fruit, picking flowers, gardening and other odd farm jobs
in exchange for food, accommodation, plus 10 - 20 hours paid work
and unlimited Wi-Fi! We are looking for someone to commit for two
to three months due to the training involved in picking the
flowers. If you have a ready smile, are enthusiastic and enjoy
varied work we are looking for you! Some retail experience and
good spoken English is also preferred. We also have a hostel with
backpackers from around the world who work in the area. The
accommodations will be in the hostel so there will be an
opportunity to meet and socialize with other people too. We live
close to walks by the river, small village nearby and plenty of
room to kick a ball around in quiet country surroundings. If you
are interested and in the area then please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss. I look forward to hearing from
you.  

NORTH CAROLINA  

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED. Can be a single or couple, but no pets or
other people, please. I live in Asheville and have a very small
950 square foot house and a small dog. Fred is a friendly dog and
he loves my fenced backyard. I will be away for most of April and
May 2020. If you’re a dog-loving person, you’ll love it here.
I will need to check your references. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE OR A SINGLE CARETAKER WANTED for short-term
cabin rentals near Asheville, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, on
three acres with a small stream. Looking for a healthy caretakers
to live on site - with or without your own tiny house on wheels
or a RV - to do housekeeping, landscaping and some maintenance as
needed. You won’t be responsible for bookings or management but
will be needed on site to meet and greet, etc. Compensation will
be full hook-ups for your RV and salary. Also have a separate
12’ X 36’ cabin available for a handyperson to finish and
live in. If interested please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OHIO

A UNIQUE AND REWARDING FULL-TIME, year-round opportunity is
available for a highly experienced private estate head manager
for our home in Grandview Heights. This management position will
provide many diverse situations requiring well developed people
and estate management skills. The qualified applicant will
possess 8 - 10 years of direct estate management experience on
high end properties. Strong people management and organizational
skills are mandatory. A goal oriented approach to projects,
issues and challenges is essential. The proper maintenance and
pristine care of the many residential buildings, structures and
expansive grounds will require this manager to make independent
and sound recommendations while maintaining the highest degree of
quality standards. There is an opportunity for a spouse, as a
part-time, seasonal cook during the summer months. The focus of
this 20 - 25 hour/week cooking position would be the preparation
of meals using fresh vegetables and fruits from the family’s
large garden. Experience in canning and preserving is required.
The workplace is a respectful and productive environment.
Excellent pay, free housing, and a generous benefits package are
available and commensurate with experience. Please email a letter
of qualifications with salary requirements and resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Grandview Heights
Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

OREGON

OREGON COAST – APRIL - DOGSITTER I am planning a trip to
Europe. My partner, Brayden will be staying at our home working
on a building project. We would like someone who would be
comfortable staying at the house when Brayden is also here. We
have an Airbnb bedroom and private bath for the sitter. This is a
non-paid position. Rent-free. Our dog is a very friendly medium
sized (60lb) dog who needs at least one long walk a day and two
short walks. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA  

LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM CARETAKER on a lovely gentleman’s farm
in central Pennsylvania. Live-in accommodation is a 1,350 sq. ft.
colonial apartment with all utilities included. Duties are horse
care (experience required), dog sitting, light gardening, pool
and pond care and other odd jobs. This is a part-time job with a
small weekly stipend, other work available. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAVE BUSINESS OR FAMILY IN PHILADELPHIA? Exchange your warm
weather abode for my warm tiny house this winter. Length of stay
one to two months. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PORTUGAL

AN OPPORTUNITY HAS ARISEN for a non-smoking, live-in Personal
Assistant/Companion (who appreciates the importance of providing
personal space) for a sophisticated, multi-lingual, well read and
well-travelled lady (in her early 70’s) based in Cascais. You
will be a native English speaker for preference and computer
literate. A liking of gardening would be a plus as would
experience in dealing with valuable furnishings and clothing.
Some foreign travel is likely to be involved, sometimes at short
notice, and so you will need to be able to respond accordingly.
You must have an up-to-date DBS, and a full clean driver’s
license would be an advantage but is not essential as the
household has a driver and recent references. In addition to the
usual Personal Assistant duties you will be expected to manage
other members of staff and carry out other light ad hoc duties.
Timings to be negotiated but a degree of flexibility will be
needed, as and when required, including over weekends, evenings
and night time. The position is potentially a long-term one for
the appropriate candidate. To apply, please send your resume and
references mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

A HOUSEKEEPER IS SOUGHT for an historic family castle that is
open to the public and is still lived in by its original family.
This is an opportunity to live and work on this highland estate,
which is located amidst the beauty of Speyside in the North East
of Scotland. The role is a busy one at the heart of the various
activities centered on the castle. A three bedroom, detached
house is included as accommodation. Must have a full clean
driving license, current DBS, and excellent recent references.
Please apply with your resume and references mailed to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

I HAVE 2.25 ACRES NEAR AMARILLO, TX. I would like to have other
folks share my space and create a small community. I have a large
mobile home and there is plenty of space for tiny houses, yurts,
or dome homes. Most of the property is fenced so dogs can run
free. There is lots of stuff for art projects. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.

FULL-TIME COUPLE CARETAKER AND GROUNDSKEEPER needed. An
established ranch in Breckenridge, TX is seeking a self-motivated
husband and wife team to live on our property while managing and
maintaining the home and other structures. The couple needs to be
capable to work and communicate with team members and family, and
complete reporting requirements. Successful applicants will have
a positive work ethic, high integrity, an eye for detail,
trustworthiness, and strong communication skills. Handyman skills
to include landscaping, plumbing, irrigation, electrical, small
engine operation/maintenance and general house repairs. Capacity
to work outside in inclement weather, and able to lift 50lbs and
climb stairs. Lodge caretaker duties include high-detail
housekeeping, managing contractors, supplies and inventory
acquisition, and other special duties. Three or more years of
experience is preferred. 40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, and
occasional weekends. Includes housing and full benefits. One
truck provided for ranch work/errands. A background check will be
required for all qualified candidates. Please send your resume
and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a clean, gated, friendly, country-setting
park with 24 spaces is seeking a self-supporting, physically fit
couple to live onsite and manage the park. Housing and perks
offered. Duties include  screening, approving and accepting
tenants, billing, associated QuickBooks accounting, collecting
rents, bank deposits, maintaining the park, mowing, raking, small
engine and equipment repair and maintenance, minor plumbing and
electrical. Everything needed to perform the tasks is here.
Aviary, chickens, bonfires, enjoy the stars! Enough light
physical work to keep one in shape and healthy. Efficiency and
organization helps greatly. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VERMONT

LOOKING FOR PROPERTY CARETAKERS for a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
Vermont Trout Club, from late April through October 2020. The job
responsibilities include greeting members and guests, mowing,
grounds work, maintenance, and housekeeping. Salary and lodging
provided in an adjacent, newly renovated caretaker’s cabin. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to manage The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Paint Bank, Virginia. Originally constructed in the early
1900’s, the newly-renovated XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX holds six
exquisitely furnished bedrooms, parlor, formal dining room, and
conference room. Pair this with the eclectic venues at our
renovated Train Depot for a one-of-a-kind lodging experience.
Seeking positive, energetic, and passionate people who are
dedicated to delivering a premium experience to every guest. 
Duties will include but are not limited to: Check-ins, taking
reservations, marketing, managing housekeeping staff, handling
guest needs and complaints, coordinating meal preparation, record
keeping and reporting, and all other day-to-day operations
necessary to accommodate guests. Computer skills necessary to
handle online bookings through Resnexus and use Microsoft Office.
Strong communication and teamwork skills are a must. Housing and
competitive salaries offered. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and for those interested, they should email
a resume with references and availability to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED on Decatur Island (near Anacortes,
Washington). Looking for full-time caretakers with skills to
maintain the property, cabins, office, and run a boat for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Work with members, board, islanders, and
vendors (organization and communication skills are critical).
Physical fitness needed to maintain and steward the land and
buildings. The couple must team well, be self-motivated,
personable, responsible, active in outdoors and boating. Salary,
paid time off, modern cabin, and more provided. Move in required
no later than April 1, 2020. For more information please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If interested, please send your cover
letter, resume, and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM, FULL-TIME, MATURE caretaker in
Bellingham, Washington. We have a total of 80 acres on our rural
farm, but we are 15 minutes from town. Must have knowledge in
construction. I work out of my home and my husband is a retired
general contractor, so we are here all the time. However there
are times, we both need to leave for several days so we need
someone who is able to manage our farm and they must have horse
experience. They must have a valid driver’s license and a
vehicle. We will provide a guest house, insurance, and salary.
Looking for someone to be able to operate a tractor, mend fences,
and do basic farm work, mowing lawns, and who knows horses. We
have 11 horses, a steer, three goats, four dogs, and two cats -
so you must love animals. If a couple, we are also looking for
someone to stay in our house if we have to leave to babysit dogs,
cats and goats too. The job includes cleaning stalls two times
each day, blanketing, grain, etc. Job starts immediately. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER STABLE maintenance needed in
Kirkland, WA. The potential caretaker would be responsible for
the day-to-day care of the animals and maintenance of the
barns/paddocks/pastures. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides full care
stall and pasture boarding. We are seeking an individual
committed to animals and their care. A great deal of previous
experience caretaking is desired but not required, but the
applicant must be passionate and interested in animal care, and
be willing and eager to learn about horses, their care, and how
to manage a healthy herd, barn, and pastures. Tasks might include
(but are not be limited to): cleaning stalls/paddocks, cleaning
water troughs, feeding horses, turning horses in and out, and
repairing fences, basic grounds maintenance, basic medical care
of horses, and pasture/paddock maintenance. We are seeking to
employ an individual part-time or full-time. The schedule can be
negotiable, depending upon applicant's need. Full-time wages will
be $2,800/month, plus $1,350 worth of free housing, plus benefits
(top of the line medical, dental, vision health insurance, paid
days off, retirement plan, etc.). If you’re interested in
applying, please email a listing of your previous experience with
animals (with dates), a cover letter, resume, and three email
addresses for work-related references (supervisors, bosses, etc.)
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(s) NEEDED on beautiful Mason Lake in Grapeview, WA
(Mason County) for 2020. We are a small 228 lot association with
a private park and 59 boat slips for members. Seeking a couple
(preferably) or single individual to be the caretaker. Some of
your responsibilities include opening and closing the park,
cutting and watering the grass and plants, maintaining the
grounds, docks, beach, kids play area, including the bathrooms,
checking people and boats in making sure they are members,
reporting any disputes or problems to Board members, getting to
know members and being courteous at all times, and collecting
launch, moorage and kayak fees. This is a seasonal position from
April through October, but could also be a live year-round
opportunity on our property in the off-season when the park is
closed. The position is five days a week (must work
weekends/holidays) and is salaried through our open season, with
occasional opportunities to get paid for additional work if Board
approved. We offer an RV site for housing. You would need your
own RV. We will provide electricity, WSG and laundry facility.
Able to work without supervision, prioritize your daily duties,
show initiative, be flexible and level-headed. Must be handy,
comfortable around small equipment, and able to lift up to 50
lbs. Work is accomplished on a daily schedule, working all times
of the day. Smoking in designated areas and a small well behaved
dog is allowed. This would be best suited for one to two people
who are retired and have supplemental income. To learn more and
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A police report,
background and drug check is required.

WASHINGTON, DC

CHEF/HOUSECLEANER NEEDED for a Washington, DC home plus a home at
Martha's Vineyard. The adult household in the Washington, DC area
is looking for a live-in Chef/Housecleaner to cook and keep their
primary home in DC looking beautiful (as well as their summer
home at Martha's Vineyard) and help their lives stay on track.
Must enjoy cats. Either a woman or a man is acceptable.
Responsibilities include housecleaning (must have exceptional
skills), cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, and running other
errands. An excellent salary awaits the right candidate and
includes benefits. This is a wonderful opportunity for a superb
Chef/Housecleaner. For more information, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

WISCONSIN

I LIVE ON FIVE ACRES in the Driftless Region's hills. Couple or
single needed. You could build or bring in your own dwelling, or
live in the nearby town and partner in outdoor chores and
caretake my handmade house when I travel. Or…? Possibilities
include a squatters-rights contract working toward eventual
ownership. Rent free living and, sad to say, unpaid work, but
goodwill and sharing in an off-grid, low-tech, peaceful,
beautiful, simple, deeply ecological situation. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

WYOMING

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or couple to
work as year-round caretaker(s) and irrigator for a beautiful,
but remote, ranch in the mountains outside of Cody. The caretaker
will be responsible irrigating ranch fields and for all aspects
of care and maintenance of the ranch fields, buildings, and
equipment that support a Summer and Fall cattle operation. We are
looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, hard-working,
handy, safety-oriented, and a self-starter able to take
initiative to keep the ranch running smoothly and efficiently.
This year-round position requires someone who doesn’t mind
living in a remote location (one hour from Cody, WY) through all
seasons. This position includes housing paid for by the Ranch,
including water, electric, and heating utilities. Job
responsibilities and duties include: setting up all irrigation
systems in the Spring, drain and winterize the irrigation system
in the Fall, move five wheel lines daily and maintain all
irrigation systems – roll lines, hand line, big guns, gated
pipe, work closely with the Ranch owners and make recommendations
for irrigation system improvement and carry out upgrade projects,
monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and fix any issues
that may arise, drag irrigated fields in the Spring, spray and
remove noxious weeds, maintain a perimeter fence around private
property, check and maintain water troughs for cattle, assist
with cattle shipping and receiving as needed, and general
building and equipment maintenance and upkeep. Please email your
resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include in the
subject line of your email the job title: Ranch Caretaker /
Irrigation Manager. We look forward to hearing from you!

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Looking for a housesitting job in southern California, such as
Pasadena, Los Angeles, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Business manager, electrician, Feng Shui practitioner (and much
more!) seeks position preferably in a beautiful area of the
mountainous west. I transformed a hostel from shuttered to
vibrant and profitable, owned a five employee generator sales and
service company, was a FM chief engineer and programmer, credit
union VP, EMT, taught Men’s Alternatives to Violence, know HTML
and lived off grid. I enjoy humor and a diverse life, love
animals and fair people, am reliable, healthy, neat, intuitive,
don’t drink, smoke or use drugs. How can I help you? The
position must include a significant salary. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COMPASSIONATE, creative, married couple and retiring professors,
Jim and Lindy, seek a permanent caretaking or
managerial/promotional position with artistic, healthful, or
humanitarian properties, ranch to farm to school to camp to
retreat to home.
COLLABORATIVE, we represent forty+ years in the arts, tour
guiding, large events planning/implementation, grant writing,
health/fitness/dance/nutritional expertise and
teaching/tutoring/mentoring as well as custodial, home/property,
and pet care.  (We love animals!)
SELF-SUFFICIENT, seasoned travelers, we need but a cottage with
paid utilities (partial or full). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for your questions and our resumes and
impeccable references!  Cell number for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
OPEN, we are to domestic and international inquiries! (We love
the ocean and mountains! Wherever you are, we are there to work
and make a difference by July 1, 2020!).

Seeking a Housesitting Job in the Waynesville/Maggie Valley area
of NC. Mature, woman moving to the area in the Spring. Can be
short or long-term. Non-smoking, non-drinking, reliable and
competent. Love animals and have a small older (35#) dog.  Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hurricane hardened Sailing Gypsy available at short notice for
housesitting in any tropical location during the cyclone seasons.
Former Royal Navy submarine engineering officer; scrupulously
honest, highly dependable, resourceful, enterprising and
possessed of a high measure of common sense. Good natured and has
no bad habits. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible 62-year-old Massage Therapist available for
short-term companionship for an elderly female. Excellent
references. I am fit-pleasant and enjoy the elderly. I play
guitar and ukulele - ride horses and am fit. Please send
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hi! Looking for a position in Maryland after January 15. Seeking
general care of property in exchange for a place to live. Have
experience with pets, farm animals, gardening, and general
property tasks. Employed full-time. Ideal situation would be
general light duties. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ENGLAND * USA
For quality care and maintenance of your home while you are away,
or year round, I have significant experience with building
maintenance, monitoring and animal care. I've been a certified
Security Specialist, fully federally vetted, and have references.
Bookings in advance are highly recommended. However, if I'm
available for short notice requests I will be on site ASAP. I
offer variable rates of services depending on your property.
SNOWBIRD SPECIALS available with bookings by August 1st, for the
2020-2021 winter. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking: Property Manager Gardener Administrator position. Hello,
I am looking to relocate back home to Long Island, NY preferably
in Brooklyn or Queens. I am a single mature reliable discreet
woman, drug free with numerous skills in many industries
including Maritime, Permaculture, nutrition, pet care and more. I
have excellent references, clean Federal, motor vehicle,
tenant-landlord, credit, etc. history. Reliable vehicle.
Well-traveled, I have lived on site on three estates, Italy, Mill
Neck, NY and currently Mystic, CT. I will gladly email my resume
and reference contacts. Thank you for your consideration. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a Rhode Island caretaking position. Competent couple with
a varied skill set seeking a seasonal or long-term position in
Rhode Island’s Block Island, Westerly, Jamestown, Newport or
any area with a bit of land and tranquility. He has experience
with landscaping, stone masonry, irrigation, carpentry, painting,
wood floors, and land management. She is a spa owner and has a
background in various hospitality positions. Ideally we would
love to find a place on Block Island or Jamestown. We're also
open to living in remote rural locations if the right situation
was presented. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible semi-retired professional female looking to house sit
in the Cambridge, MA area. Would prefer two to six months
position but am flexible. Happy to care for plants and kitties.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a caretaker opportunity in the Brunswick, Maine area.
Healthy and active former business owner with excellent
references. Teacher, fitness instructor, gardening-landscaping,
nursery maintenance and care, Infant nanny and childcare.
Macrobiotic and natural foods cooking, pet care. Clean living, no
drugs, smoking, etc. I have raised six wonderful children.
Background checked. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired couple landscaper and RN seeking work at a camp or a
caretaker position within one hour of Cleveland, Ohio. Available
all or part of April, May, and June. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS * USA
Carbondale native and SIU alumna (BA, MBA), returning to the area
after living/working in Alaska and Arizona, needs a place to live
where I can keep my two horses (17 and 21) while I build a house
and barn of my own. Will happily rent or caretake or combination
of both. Vegan and animal-lover, I have 25 years of horse
experience; great with other pets and wildlife. In Arizona I had
my own no-kill ranch and wildlife sanctuary. Can operate a
tractor and other ranch/farm equipment, some handyperson skills,
and self-reliant. I have veterinarian references and local
personal references. Published romance and women’s fiction
writer. Excellent health, no drugs, smoking, or alcohol. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

Would like to housesit a home in Las Vegas, Nevada. My name is
Daniel, I’m a hard worker, dependable, reliable. Can do lawns,
can take care of dogs, can drive and clean pools. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 10am and 8pm or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van. I have a current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and
reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with above
position. Available immediately. "The caretaker/caregiver with
the caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple seeking a paid caretaker/property management position.
Location preferred is the Western U.S., but open to other
locations. She has worked in private homes for 30 years as a
cook, house manager, family/household assistant, housekeeper,
nanny and pet sitter. His background: handyman, light
construction, pool/spa maintenance, landscaping/lawn maintenance,
small engine repair, wood/metal working, and very mechanically
inclined. Will pass background checks. Excellent references.
Resumes available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Caretaker position sought in the Mesilla NM area. Excellent
experience and references on request. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message for Mark. Thanks.

Retired couple seeking property caretaker or housesitter position
in the Hill Country of Texas. Husband is a retired lawyer, wife
is retired from a real estate firm in Houston. Organized,
responsible, trustworthy and hard working. Also, capable of
handling business/administrative/financial side of a small
business. We are active and healthy non-smokers, willing to care
for your property. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
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