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THIS IS OUR 230th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 39, Number 2       

March/April 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 16 countries
Caretaker Profile
Marcel and Aleta - Going Wild!
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES
      
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
maintenance/mechanic - 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 caretaker@caretaker.org and include “Alaska Opportunity”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

TALKEETNA, Alaska. Unique situation available for a
carpenter/craftsman; free housing and use of small pick-up truck.
Beginning in March or April for a minimum of five months, up to a
year or longer, in exchange for carpentry and log home
maintenance work. Details to be discussed via emails, and over
the phone. This would be ideal for a single person, possibly a
couple. The cabin is small, rustic living, yet very comfortable
with a living room, kitchen and sleeping loft. Hot running water
with a shower inside, toilet is an outhouse. Separate heated
workshop with attached guest bedroom. The place is charming and
has a wonderful view of Denali. Required: 3 current references
willing to be contacted. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, 24 miles to town, summer
2021. Own RV required. Free campsite and negotiable pay for
facilities and guest care at beautiful Blueberry Lake Campgrounds
(No RV hookups, Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views,
fishing, hiking, wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and
reading. We provide for the host: storage space, solar oven,
kayak, bikes, and tank dumping nearby. Bring your own paddle-
board/other gear. Dogs welcome. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email 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 1 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
 
Happy New Year! Wondered if you can check again about why I no
longer receive email updates? The last time I did was in
September. They are not listed as blocked. I have been
periodically checking the Gazette’s Twitter account and am
wishing I could get these updates and details in to my Inbox
again. I have been a subscriber for two decades! Thanks, Anna R.,
Kalispell, MT

Hi Anna, thanks for writing. We have emailed updates to your
email address every week since you renewed your subscription.
Have you checked your Spam or Junk Folder for them? You can log
into your account at www.caretaker.org anytime, and you can see
the latest email update that we have emailed to your email
address right on your Welcome Back page after you log in.

Thank you! I found them! I guess my email provider must have
changed their filtering as your updates were never sent to Spam
before. Thanks so much! Anna

Thanks for the update Anna, and I’m glad you found all of
our email updates that we have sent to you. Keep in mind that we
send at least one email update each week, so if a week goes by
and you don’t notice any email updates from us in your Inbox,
please check your Spam or Junk Folder for them. Thanks.

Hi Gary, I’m a subscriber and would like to find out how I can
submit a caretaker profile story for publication. I always enjoy
reading the profiles in each issue and think it would be a good
thing to show prospective employers. Thanks to you and your team
for everything you do there. Judy L., New York, NY
 
Hi Judy, you can submit a first-person story, including tips
and advice, about your caretaking or housesitting experience.
Please refer to some recent profiles for additional information.
If you are living rent-free as a caretaker or housesitter and
have a story to share about your experiences (nothing like a
resume) – please email it to us along with photos so you can be
featured in a free caretaker profile story in a future issue of
the Gazette:
 
Caretaker Profile:
Need story title
Your email address
Your interests
Favorite quote
And about 1,800 words for your story
Along with four photos: a close-up photo of you and then photos
of you on the property you are caretaking

You can then email the above information to us at
CaretakerGazette@gmail.com

Thanks Gary for running my Situations Wanted ad! I found a nice
housesitting position for the winter months! Larry K., Fargo, ND

Hi Larry, good to hear! Thanks and all the best to you.
Enjoy!

Hey Gary, thanks again for the incredible service you and your
family have provided over many years via the Caretaker’s
Gazette. As a subscriber for over 20 years now and one that has
thoroughly enjoyed my INCREDIBLE caretaking position here in
southwest Oregon for going on 21 years... your small part in my
life has had one of the largest beneficial aspects of my life -
Hands Down! Thanks again, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours!
John H., O Brien, OR

John, thanks for keeping in touch. Glad to see that you’re
on the same caretaker gig all these years. We still have many
subscribers, like yourself, who found their caretaker positions
via the Gazette in the 1980’s or 1990’s, and are still on the
same property. Many of them have told us that they never want to
leave!

The Caretaker Gazette
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for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER position available. We are located in the
picturesque Chapman Valley, Western Australia on 120 acres. We
are close to Geraldton, medical, shops and fishing spots! We are
self-employed and our work takes us away periodically and we
would love someone to care for our property, being two houses,
windmill tank, an active kelpie dog, and sheep (no sheep handling
is required, just check the waters). There would be some hand
watering, mowing/maintaining of lawns on modern equipment,
minimal basic garden/house maintenance when required. Ideally,
you would be self-sufficient and would have full access to power,
water and unlimited internet in exchange for help in the above.
An indoor washing machine, shower and toilet can be made
available. A pet is OK as we have an active kelpie. A minimum of
approximately two to three weeks would be ideal, longer by
agreement. Police clearance/references is an advantage. We can
provide references from our previous caretakers. If you’re in
the area, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and if no answer
please text. Thanks.

LOOKING FOR A TRAVELLING COUPLE in their own RV to drop by for a
week or two to lend a hand in and around the home and garden in
the Geraldton area. Access to power, outside loo and lots of
space. We are located on the south side of Geraldton, a coastal
city in the mid-west region of Western Australia. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS with their own RV at our 100 acres in
southwest Western Australia, midway between Busselton and
Margaret River. We run an eco-retreat here, so any experience in
spas/pools and tourism would be an awesome help. We are planning
a short week break in February so we’ll need some caretakers
then. Open to anytime from now as we are so busy with our
chalets. Would prefer that you have an independent power supply
with your rig, but will consider if you do need power as we have
done this before. There are plenty of nice camping sites on the
100 acres. Help is needed with gardens, orchard, fencing upkeep,
weeding, chickens, and feeding friendly kangaroos. To learn more
and to contact us, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON SITE CARETAKERS WANTED for a heritage prison and women’s
museum site in Alice Springs, in Australia’s Northern
Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. This caretaker
position will be available from February 7th for an initial three
month contract. Your self-contained van or RV is preferred, but
basic facilities are on site. Duties will include some general
cleaning and garden maintenance and some volunteering in the
museum. You can check out the museum website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then to apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM CARETAKER REQUIRED in Cambooya, 25 kilometers south of
Toowoomba. Must have your own RV or trailer. Power and water
supplied. Light jobs will consist of the dripper on trees,
controlling weeds around the house area and maybe some mowing.
The wage is negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HELP WANTED.  Hi, my name is Ian, and my wife Kylyn and I need
help looking after a large bush block (16 acres) we own in
Katoomba, NSW in the amazing ‘World Heritage’ listed upper
Blue Mountains with access to world class lookouts and bush walks
accessible just minutes’ drive away. If you have your own RV
and are into climbing, canyoning, trekking, lookouts, trail
running, cafes, restaurants or walking along amazing National
Park trails, then you will love visiting our area. We are looking
for some willing helpers to free camp out on our block in
exchange for some bush regeneration work and targeted weeding of
identified noxious weeds that the local council have identified.
Other jobs might include, lawn mowing and wiper-snipping. It will
be like camping in a National Park Campground with just a toilet
facility (composting). You will need to be self-sufficient with
sourcing water, showering and managing your rubbish. The
preferred length of stay is one to three months (maximum of four
people and tow rigs at any one time). The trade would be free
camping in exchange for one hour/person/day. This would be
flexible so could be spread out over each day of the week or
condensed onto one large day. However, when possible I would like
to come up and do a block of time working with you, like a three
or four hour block on a Saturday morning for example. This way, I
can show you what weeds we are targeting, etc. No experience is
required, however, it is reasonably physically work. So mobility
through the bush is necessary. If you are interested in more
details, please contact Ian, and Kylyn on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE SEEKING A FARMHAND/OVERSEER for our 2,000 hectare mixed
farm at Gilgandra in central New South Wales. The enterprise runs
2,000 breeding ewes, 100 breeding cattle and 800 hectare dryland
and irrigated crop. The successful applicant will work
autonomously but also alongside with the owners. Duties may
include but are not limited to: all levels of stock husbandry and
management, machinery operation and maintenance, and general farm
work, fencing, and machinery care. Requirements: be
self-motivated, organized and be able to work unsupervised but
also as part a team, have stock handling experience, be able to
work both sheep and cattle well, mechanically minded, care for
and operate farm equipment (welding experience would be an
advantage), be physically fit and demonstrate a strong work ethic
and a sense of pride in the operation, and caretake and oversee
the farm when the owners are away. The position comes with a very
comfortable accommodation, power included and a registered work
vehicle. Remuneration will suit the level of applicant.
Conveniently located on a sealed road to Gilgandra and 80
kilometers to Dubbo with school bus runs to both. For further
enquires please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR FARM SITTERS at our Kandanga area farm
starting on April 8, 2021. We are 17 kilometers west of Kandanga,
and approximately 100 kilometers west of Noosa, off of a sealed
road to with-in 700 meters of our property. Looking for a couple
to look after the lawns, garden, general property maintenance and
move about 20 head of cattle. A house is available to be lived
in, alternatively a caravan can be located adjacent to the house.
If you decide to live in the house, your caravan and vehicle can
be parked in a large shed. Power, Internet, and water are
available, mobile service available via VOIP, which only works on
late model smart phones. The property is not accessible to busses
or similar. Please send any enquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with relevant details.

CASUAL FARM HANDS WANTED. We are a large grain-farming business
that relies on casual workers to assist our permanent teams
during peak periods and we are now seeking assistance for our
upcoming seeding season. Work will commence around March/April
and will continue until June/July, depending on location and
conditions. We have farms in northern and southern Western
Australia, however our greatest need is around the Jerramungup
and Esperance regions. These areas are known for their natural
wonders including parks, nature reserves and coastline. Positions
available range from skilled GPS machinery operation (spray rigs,
tractors) to rock and stick picking. Skills and attributes
required include: the ability to work well in a team, good
physical health, and willingness to adopt safe work practices.
Shared accommodation and all meals are provided on the farm. We
also supply PPE and offer a work environment that prioritizes
safety and wellbeing. To find out more and apply head to:
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. You can also google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for insights.

CALIFORNIA

INNKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED for a Northern California Inn. Looking
for a permanent, full-time, bondable, and long-term couple to
manage an inn/motel near the northern California redwood forest.
Applicants must have customer service, communication skills,
enjoy interacting and caring for guests, have computer skills,
hotel experience preferred, honest, self-motivated, energetic,
organized, and able to perform handyman tasks. The Innkeeper
position is like running your own small business, requiring a
wide range of skills and talent. Most of all it requires a
willingness to work and love guest Interactions – this is a
very hands on position. Please note you will have to be willing
to help the staff clean rooms to succeed with this property.
Compensation includes one bedroom apartment and all utilities
paid. The ideal applicant would be a semi-retired couple,
non-smoker with positive attitudes, clean, friendly, good work
ethic with a clean background check, and handyman type. No young
children, or pets allowed. Please email your resume and contact
info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: builder/handyman, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy
cook, healing arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer,
assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, and animal and nature
lover. Locations are in East Texas, Southern California, Panama,
or New Zealand. Please email your resume/letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE'RE A SMALL RV PARK in June Lake, California looking for two
couples or singles with their own RV. One (Camp Manager) to work
four days per week (May 1 – November 1) in exchange for a full
hook-up site with cable, Wi-Fi, laundry and a $400/month cash
stipend and another (Camp Host) to work three days per week (May
1 – November 1) in exchange for a full hook-up site with cable,
Wi-Fi and laundry. Camp Manager Position requires previous camp
host experience, and the Camp Host Position does not require
previous camp host experience. You must be very friendly and have
excellent customer service skills, as well as great
computer/phone/tablet literacy. Unlimited texting/calling on your
phone is needed to communicate with the owners. You must be
physically able and capable of lifting up to approximately 50
pounds. Responsibilities include: checking guests in and out,
checking, rearranging, picking up sites after checkouts and
cleaning tables, picking up trash or dog poop if needed, cleaning
(four showers, four toilets, small laundry room, fish cleaning
station, and small office), assisting guests by giving
information, doing late check-ins, selling firewood, giving
quarters for laundry, etc., management of supply needs/refills,
bank deposits, flyers at office, etc., enforcing rules with
campers and guests, and other miscellaneous jobs such as raking
leaves/pine needles, watering flowers, recycling, cleaning
cobwebs, stacking wood, changing mouse traps, spraying bugs, etc.
If you are a couple, jobs can be split between the two of you
however you'd like. If you're interested, please send a
self-introduction, your resume(s) and any questions you might
have to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also check out our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to park their own RV, trailer, or tiny
house here in exchange for light duties. You can park your
trailer for free here. Our small ranch and vineyard are located
in Templeton in San Luis Obispo County. Hookups are available. A
caretaker couple would work best here, to do some of the
gardening and household chores. For more details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 16 room Bed and Breakfast located on the
beautiful Mendocino Coast is looking for a live-in Assistant
Innkeeper or Innkeeper couple to assist the owners/managers in
all aspects of the business. Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to: cooking and serving breakfast and dinner, taking
reservations, guest services, housekeeping, gardening and
grounds/building maintenance. This is a hands-on, physically
demanding position not a 9-5 desk job. We prefer applicants with
hospitality and F&B experience. Must be computer literate,
problem solver, with a passion for guest service, handling guest
concerns, and providing resolutions in a professional manner but
the most important quality is a positive attitude. Scheduled days
include weekends and holidays. If one of you has
Spa/Therapist/Masseuse skills it would be a killer combination as
we have a beautiful spa waiting for a resident therapist. Must
enjoy living in a remote location surrounded by nature and
outdoor activities. Compensation will include salary, on-site
housing and paid utilities. For more info, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAREGIVER/CARETAKER/MANAGER. Are you ready to live on a lake
within the next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker
position: Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities,
Wi-Fi, and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Excellent caregiving skills
for male owner. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat or small dog is okay.
Must have good handyman, landscaping skills and good credit
scores. If you are the type that likes to keep busy each day and
especially on your own time schedule, do not pass up the
opportunity to check this fabulous property out. Housing and
salary to be discussed depending on your skills and your
qualifications. If you would like to live on five private acres
without major expenses, this is the place. Single individuals
need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the property.
Please email or fax your resume, listing all of your handyman and
landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

HELP NEEDED on a pair of picturesque, riverfront hobby farms,
each with a large four bedroom house. I am transitioning the
farms to more of a communal space with plans for an ashram/yoga
retreat in one of the houses. There are three acres of wild
blueberries that I want to convert to organic production, six
acres of pasture, and about eight acres of woods that provide
more than enough firewood to heat both homes without having to
clear-cut any areas. I have also started rebuilding the alpaca
herd here. I need people (short or long term) with the following
skills - or at least an interest in these things: animal care -
this is especially important as I rebuild the alpaca herd,
general farm labor, fiber arts (processing the alpaca fiber and
making things from it), and a passion for yoga and meditation, to
help me develop and put on programs for guests at the ashram. For
more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE, OR AN INDIVIDUAL, to be Resident
Caretaker. The position is for part-time duties at a small
beachfront Caribbean Inn on the island of Culebra. Work would
include checking in guests and light duty jobs. Free housing and
use of laundry facilities is provided plus payments for services
rendered. The applicant should be in good health, resourceful,
trustworthy, financially secure, and addiction and drug-free. For
USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from the States, as
Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. For more
information, please visit our web-page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

CARETAKER WANTED for a disabled person in southwest Colorado.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GOLDEN, COLORADO (USA). We are seeking a long-term general
labor/property maintenance/groundskeeper. This is a full-time
permanent position. Duties include overall general security, DVR
maintenance, mowing, spraying, watering and pruning, seasonal
snow removal, and light equipment operation. Must have good
communication skills. Applicants with trade experience,
landscaping or maintenance are encouraged to apply. The property
is in a central Jeffco location – multiple locations/sites.
Possible travel. Potential nice housing available if warranted.
Would consider any applicant, husband/wife couple, semi-retired
person or a sub-contractor. The minimum age requirement is 18.
Willing to train a motivated individual. Must have a clean/valid
motor vehicle record, adequate references, and be able to pass an
extensive background check. Compensation to be based on
experience, performance and ability. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your salary history and compensation
expectations.

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager in rural Colorado, on 300 acres near
Gunnison. Includes three dwellings, a large workshop and barn,
and two irrigated pastures. A combination of general mechanic,
construction, and agricultural experience required. Backhoe,
tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required. Road, pond,
and river maintenance as well as pasture with large irrigation
system. General household maintenance, repair and cleaning. No
livestock currently, but could be added in future. Looking for
someone who is a self-starter with initiative and ability to
research problems for a solution. The benefits package includes
full-time housing on the ranch. References required. Salary will
be based on experience. To apply, please forward your resume, a
brief bio and photo to our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

HELP NEEDED starting April 1. A charming one bedroom apartment
attached to a gorgeous historic Colonial home, surrounded by a
natural paradise in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Lots of
privacy, a perfect place to work on that novel. Single or couple
who could work halftime for the estate in return for housing with
all utilities and a part-time salary for 20 hours a week. Home
maintenance with lawn and gardening skills essential. Applicants
must have recent caretaking/and or gardening experience, with
excellent references from employers. Hospitality skills also a
plus for help with part-time renters. Also required is a COVID-19
vaccination and background check. Please send your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THEY SAY INNKEEPING is a “Life Style” not a “Job”. If you
love Hospitality and that great feeling you get when a guest
enjoys their stay then read on. We have an opening for a Live-in
Assistant Innkeeper in our award winning 5-star five suite
Victorian Inn located in Connecticut. We host local, reginal and
international guests and meet many wonderful people. We are
looking for a friendly, self-motivated individual to work
alongside out current staff and assist in all things
“Innkeeping”. Daily duties will include greeting guests,
preparing breakfast, cleaning, reservation, social media post,
phones, etc. Must have some experience. Sorry no pets or smokers.
Compensation includes on-site housing, utilities and salary. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

SEEKING A COUPLE to help manage our four acre property in the
cloud forest area of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Offering a fully
furnished casita for one or two people with a stunning view of
the Pacific Gulf. Greenhouse available for plants or crafts.
Separate shared office space available. This would be ideal for a
semi-retired couple. Accessible for persons with physical
disability. Spanish/English skills a plus. Ten minute walking
distance to Santa Elena. Help manage landscaping, forest and
citrus trees, cleaning and maintenance of dwellings and other
structures, supervise potential rental of two homes on the
property. The caretakers will be responsible for
guidance/planning/prioritizing projects for a versatile and
energetic handyman/gardener who works Monday through Friday, plus
doing a reasonable amount of daily chores and gardening, tidying
and sweeping the common areas, etc. The casita includes Wi-Fi. No
pets, and no smoking. Benefits: excellent location, bilingual
community, reasonable rent in exchange for management duties. For
more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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/dining
room combination.  Living quarters are on the upper level with a
huge deck facing the ocean, with lower level 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 is one year. The house is available now. For
more details/pictures, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and see
my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER sought to assist an active,
retired couple living in a South Somerset farmhouse. The job
includes 20 hours per week housekeeping on weekday mornings and a
flexible approach to substituting with occasional evening or
weekend work. You will be required to caretake the property and
care for pets when necessary. A spacious, separate unfurnished
two bedroom flat, including kitchen appliances and with lovely
country views, provided rent free. This would suit a mature,
animal-loving, non-smoking couple who seek to wind down from
life's pressures. Ideally, the partner should have other
employment. Your own car is essential, with covered parking
provided. Regret no children or dependents allowed. Please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED HELP with gardening, cooking, cleaning house, dogs, and
falcons about three hours a day. Good food, telephone Wi-Fi
provided. Must have a clean driver’s license and be fit. A
country minded person is essential. The accommodation is in the
country and walking distance from a country Pub and restaurant.
Sleeping quarters: large bedroom with ensuite and country views.
The kitchen is shared with plenty of room and privacy if needed.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/DOG NANNY needed. Looking after our beautiful
five bedroom, recently renovated country home which is a 20
minute walk from Wimborne, Dorset. This is our main residence
when we are in the UK but we also travel frequently. We also have
a home in Ireland and would like our housekeeper to travel with
us when we visit. When we are not in residence, the duties would
include running the house and looking after our three small dogs
and hosting any visitors (we have five grown-up children). We are
looking for someone who loves the countryside, is self-sufficient
and proactive. Please apply by mailing your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FINLAND

SUMMER HELP NEEDED. I would like to host a helper at my summer
cottage. Would like to have some help with my garden, and with
fire wood. For a helper we could agree to about four hours work,
five days a week. You could stay a few days or few weeks. I have
simple food, and I don't eat meat, but you can. My cottage is
very primitive, no running water, outside toilet, and have solar
panels for electricity. I do have a sauna. And Wi-Fi! There is a
small guest cottage where a helper could stay, if I don’t have
paying quests. It has a fire place for heating. If I have quests,
the helper can sleep in my kitchen cottage, or in my cottage. All
cottages are very small! I have an apartment in Espoo (with
electricity and running water), located 20 kilometers from the
center of Helsinki. The helper can stay there partly. My cottage
is by the lake and I have a canoe and a bicycle. I don’t have a
proper beach but there is a possibility for swimming nearby. A
train or a bus to Helsinki takes less than an hour, but they
don’t run very often. The railway station is six kilometers
from my cottage. No smoking inside. I have two rabbits, so this
would not be good for allergic people. I only can host volunteer
help when I am at home. If you’re in the area, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

PRIVATE CENTRAL FLORIDA RANCH is in search of a ranch
hand/caretaker. Duties to include, but are not limited to
managing all aspects of the property on a daily basis…animal
care, handyman/woman, operate machinery, landscaping, fencing,
irrigation, cleaning, etc. Ideal candidate(s) must be motivated,
honest, dependable and hardworking with an eye for detail.
Non-smoking facility. No drugs or drama. If interested please
email your resume, salary requirements and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

HELP NEEDED in a typical Girondine house north of Bordeaux on the
banks of the river Dordogne boarded by vineyards. We are 20
minutes walking distance from the nearest village, St Gervais
(where we'll happily drive you if needed), and a bus stop which
will take you straight to the center of Bordeaux. The region
boasts some world famous vineyards, quaint villages nearby, and
lovely countryside walks. We are renovating the place in order to
turn it into a holiday home and are looking for up to four
helpers (single, friends or couples - families upon request) to
help us in the tasks that await us. This will go from helping us
in dealing with the larger outside projects we will have:
rebuilding a portion of a the river wall, levelling up the dirt
track leading to the house, resurfacing the terrace around the
pool (which you'll naturally be free to use) and landscaping the
front section of the house. There will also be general renovation
tasks to be carried out inside the main house as well as some
housekeeping and some gardening. We offer three meals a day, two
bedrooms which can sleep up to five people (three single plus one
double). You will share all the amenities with us (bathroom,
kitchen, living rooms). We have Wi-Fi. In exchange we expect four
hours work a day for five days a week (flexible hours). We are
well travelled and always look forward to meeting people from
different cultures. We are fluent in French and English and one
of us also speaks Spanish and Italian. Looking forward to meeting
you! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
starting in the first of the year. If hired, one can expect round
trip airfare from your nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii.
While on the property, we will provide you with private hi-end
accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week,
gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly,
we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore
the island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii,
and I believe in the world. We are seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 36+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience. There are
occasions where we have to do a little sanding and painting, and
pressure washing. We live in a jungle, where it is absolutely
necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do our best to
be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and competent
in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer,
chain saw, pole chain saw, and silky pole saw. We use mostly
Stihl equipment, and have an Echo weed eater, and a commercial
mower by Honda. This equipment will be your responsibility to
maintain, and you should be able to do light repairs on them. You
will have to tend to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You
must be competent in installing, maintaining, and repairing
irrigation. We use Toro products. We have over 60 different fruit
and spice trees, and edible berries and bushes, vegetable and
herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with rare palms,
Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the process of adding three
lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we are hoping to open our
pigmy goat farm. If you love plants and the outdoors, this is
your dream job. The property has a panoramic view of the Pacific
Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel this position might
be your calling, please send me your resume and a list of
references. I will review them and give you a call to set up an
interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug use,
non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of these
options available for your interviews. All applicants will be
subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

ANIMAL SANCTUARY CARETAKER NEEDED on the Big Island. We are a
farm animal sanctuary located on a 13 acre property on the
beautiful Hamakua coast in Laupahoehoe, on the Big Island. We are
offering full work trade accommodations (no rent/no pay) for the
right property caretaker/sanctuary manager. After a two week
trial we hope to secure a one year commitment, with the potential
for this to be a long-term arrangement for the right person to
join our team and home indefinitely. This is our private property
so we work here every day too, and we have wonderful volunteers
(usually travelers from around the world) who stay onsite for
extended periods and help with the daily animal care and many
chores. But we have grown to the point where we could really use
the consistency and skilled support of a long-term property
caretaker/manager. We are currently building additional
accommodations on the property, and would love help to finish
these out to ensure everyone has comfortable living spaces.
Immediately we could offer a space in the shared volunteer yurt
(bunk-house), a private tent, or we could discuss possible
alternatives and will do our best to offer a desirable living
space for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who
loves animals, is experienced managing landscaping and
construction projects/fence maintenance, and is comfortable
taking a lead role to ensure everything runs well day-to-day.
There is plenty of space to create edible gardens and we have a
fruit tree planting project in the works, and have land to work
with for other creative ideas and additional living spaces (as
well as storage and a special needs animal barn to be built). We
do not allow any smoking, drugs, or excessive drinking, and no
animal products onsite out of respect for our rescued dairy cows,
pigs, chickens, goats, etc. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from June 22 to June 30 in Reykjavík. The
Environmentally Aware and Trash Hunting project is part of a
series of camps organized by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in cooperation
with different partners. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX works with The Blue
Army, an organization dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning;
Sea Shepherd Iceland, an organization dedicated to defend,
conserve and protect the oceans; Whales of Iceland, an exhibition
of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at educating
about their lives and human impact on their existence, and SORPA,
the organization in charge of waste collection and management in
the Reykjavík area. This camp allows participants to learn about
global and local environmental issues, through non-formal
activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and
visits, as well as to contribute directly to environment
protection by joining outdoor cleanup tasks. These cleanup tasks
may be arranged in partnership with the above mentioned
organizations or organized solely by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We aim
to also involve the local community, so some of our events may be
open to the public. We hope participants will also learn how to
plan and do their own trash hunting projects back home. One of
the two options below is also included in this camp as a hands-on
volunteering activity day: 1. A day trip combining a guided tour
to the Hellisheioi power station, a trash hunt in the Blue
Mountains area; and the Hot River Hike, a hike up a valley filled
with hot springs where one can bathe. 2. A day trip to the
Reykjanes peninsula, combined with a coastal cleanup in the area.
This camp combines learning, sharing, hands-on work and fun. No
previous experience is needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants
will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with
a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Participants will
sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be
in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS
provides will be vegetarian. Please be aware some items or
ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy
them yourselves or bring them from your country. For more info
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

HELP NEEDED to work in a forest camping area creating a vibrant
vegetable garden, collecting and drying chestnuts for flour,
pruning trees, looking after donkeys, collecting firewood and
general maintenance. All with a view to becoming more and more
sustainable in every way at Paladini - Chiozza, Lucca. We work
for three hours each morning in a stress-free environment, the
rest of the time is yours to enjoy the mountains, scenery,
walking and nearby villages. If you want to take the full weekend
off to travel and see other parts of Tuscany you can. Artists,
carpenters, engineers, and visionaries particularly welcome to
develop this wild woodland into a cool living space, and
musicians, of course, are always popular as we sing many evenings
late into the night and turn up at local festivals to busk, etc.
In exchange for your work you will have a space in our 6-metre
diameter yurt sharing with a maximum of three other people. If
the yurt is booked you will have your own Paladini tent, a shared
tent if you prefer. Breakfast and super healthy dinner are
included. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

ORGANIC GARDEN HELP NEEDED. Our homestead in Proceno is placed in
a gorgeous environment, with spring water pools, enclosed in a
fairylike setting of oak, beech and maple woods, spotted by moss
covered ancient volcanic boulders. A clear small river allows
pure clay baths and trout fishing. We are placed at the southern
edge of Tuscany, in a touristically rich area, with old castles,
thermal waters, Middle Age little Bourg’s, all to be reached
within a 40 minute drive. Bolsena Lake is just 20 minutes away.
Our project aims to realize a well-being natural resort
settlement, to enjoy and share the beauty and revitalizing power
of the elements, with nourishing natural food, creativity and
joy, learning skills and arts for body and mind balance. At the
moment we are at a beginning stage, looking for a help exchange
situation in cleaning the woods, gardening, building wooden
facilities and restoring existing structures, all in a communal
joyful sharing and learning. Be prepared for a comfortable but
spartan and pioneeristic accommodation, as we are trying our best
to make the site the coziest possible, but so far we have gained
five stars only for food and a good night’s rest, with owls
company and falling water sounds. Welcome to all volunteers
equipped with willingness, joy and a love for Life! For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

KENTUCKY 

CARETAKER NEEDED on my property near Frankfort, KY. This is a
work-trade situation. Person/couple needed to help maintain a 360
acre property (mostly wooded). The property is used primarily as
a weekend family retreat for hunting, hiking, etc. Help is needed
to maintain the grounds including, grass-cutting, bush-hogging,
road-grading, keeping trails clear, etc. Applicant must be
experienced in the use of farm implements, including a tractor.
No animals today, but we may add animals in the future. This is
part-time work (10 - 20 hours per week) in return for free or
near-free use of an 8-year-old two bedroom ranch house with city
water, heat, and air-conditioning. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOUISIANA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom home outside
of Waggaman in Jefferson Parish for the month of March. I have
two cats that will need to be cared for. For more info please
email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Louisiana
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

MAINE

A FAMILY FARM in progress in central Maine needs a
caretaker/handyman to help with home maintenance, carpentry and
mechanical repairs, snow removal, fencing and feed the animals
two or three days a week in exchange for 2(3) bedroom home and
expenses provided. Wages paid for any work beyond agreed basic
duties. The house has a finished downstairs if you work from
home, or the nearby towns are Bangor, Waterville or Skowhegan.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an eight room boutique hotel, located in
Boonsboro, MD is looking for a full-time Resident Innkeeper.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: customer
service relations, reservations by phone or on-line, check-ins
and check-outs, room turns, occasional breakfast cooking, wine
and cheese service, being an on-site presence overnight and
assisting the team with the planning and executing of events. The
compensation package includes base pay, an onsite two bedroom
apartment with all utilities, scheduled paid time off, and
Thanksgiving and Christmas off. Please no pets, no smokers, and
no children. Please email your resume and letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER/INN MANAGER needed at a 20 room
boutique Inn in Maryland with event space. We are seeking a
person or couple to manage day-to-day operations as well as
manage events – mainly weddings. Duties include: general Inn
management including guest room sales and operations, wedding
sales and coordination, management and scheduling of staff.
Support staff is already in place. Should have experience with
staff management and have excellent communication and
organizational skills. Hospitality experience necessary,
especially with events and lodging. Knowledge of computers with
ability to learn new software systems and knowledge of social
media platforms required. Owners are working on premise as well,
but would like to find someone who has the knowledge and
abilities to take over a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities.
Excellent salary and benefits offered. Ideal location in a small
town but not far from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Includes a
spacious apartment with the responsibility of responding to
guests needs after hours occasionally. To apply, please send your
resume and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

A LARGE FAMILY living north of Boston seeks a highly energetic,
live-in couple for their beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. home on eight
breathtaking acres. This is a dynamic family with four beautiful
children. Her responsibilities will include housecleaning,
laundry, ironing, family meals, and occasional food prep for
small dinner parties, grocery shopping, running errands, and
indoor plant care. His responsibilities will include lawn mowing
and yard cleanup, trash removal, coordinating with contractors,
care for eight automobiles, occasional chauffeuring, snowplowing
(truck provided), occasional bartending, and care of two dogs and
two cats. Important qualities for this couple include experience
in a large family home, self-starting with great energy,
discretion, flexibility, can-do and willing attitudes,
nonsmoking, and child friendly. The family owns two additional
homes in Maine and Vermont, to which they travel frequently. When
the family is in residence, the couple will work 10-hour days
with a schedule of 10 days-on, four days-off. Salary is
commensurate with skills and experience and includes health
insurance benefits, paid holidays and two weeks' vacation, and
newly-renovated carriage house apartment. To apply, please email
your resume and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include “Massachusetts Couple Position” in the Subject Line
for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

MICHIGAN

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for two months who is willing to
act as a personal assistant for 20 hours a week. Located in East
Grand Rapids. Room and transportation provided in exchange.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED mid-May to mid-October for a six-cabin
lakeside resort bordering the Sylvania Wilderness in Michigan's
UP. Paid duties include cleaning cabins in-between guests, lawn
care, maintenance and painting. A private lakeside cabin with
heat and water will be provided in exchange for guest relations
and some other duties. Applicants must be friendly, handy,
meticulous, trustworthy, and nature lovers. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME RESIDENT CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Brooklyn Park, MN. We are seeking a highly motivated live on-site
Resident Caretaker to join our team! The Resident Caretaker will
perform inside janitorial work, outside groundskeeping, minimal
light maintenance, and minimal on-call for Aeon's multi-family
apartment community in Brooklyn Park. The main focus of this
position will be to maintain a clean, enjoyable space for our
residents at Huntington Place. There is no housing discount, and
instead an hourly rate of $17 per hour is applied, with
eligibility for overtime when approved. Aeon offers a
comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which
includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and
long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and an
employee assistance program. For more info and to apply, please
go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED in the St. Louis, MO area.
Excellent Opportunity! Experience and extensive ground
maintenance knowledge required! Outstanding residence provided by
the homeowner. Primary responsibilities include ground
maintenance and duties, scheduling appointments for work to be
performed on the grounds or the owner's home, interacting with
repairmen, fixing minor issues, and responding to alarm calls.
Solid references will be required upon request. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Going Wild!
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: travel, cooking, reading, cycling, hiking, kayaking,
yoga, and writing
Quote: “The world is a book and those who do not travel, read
only one page”

Marcel and Aleta relaxing on the party deck

	I remember that morning so well. It was November 2019. We had
been home for about two weeks, after our last five-month
housesitting assignment in Southwest France, and a month touring
Northern Spain, Portugal, France and finally visiting family in
England. Back home in the USA, with plans for Panama, and Italy
the following year, we sat drinking our morning coffee and
reading emails and news. The Caretaker Gazette landed in the
inbox and we clicked it open. As we read about Olepangi Farm in
Kenya, we knew we had to apply for it:
KENYA
OLEPANGI FARM. 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. Olepangi Farm 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 …
	What an opportunity; several months in the foothills of Mount
Kenya, hosting guests at a lodge on a horse farm, taking care of
the dogs when the owner was out of town, and generally making
sure the guests were having a good time – we could do that!
There were no set dates, but we were flexible with the Panama
trip, but not so much with the Italy assignment that we had
committed to. Nevertheless we needed to apply and find out more.
	I immediately answered the advertisement, careful to address
everything they had asked for, and telling them a little about
ourselves. I sent a short concise bio, and within 24 hours we had
a response and an invitation for a Skype call. We set up the call
for a few days ahead and received a link to the farm website and
made our list of questions for the owner. As it happened, they
required someone as soon as possible – December! We had already
booked Christmas with our daughters and granddaughters in
California, and after being away for six months or more, we felt
we could not cancel at this late stage. Undeterred, we went ahead
with the Skype call and found out that they needed someone for
three-month assignments for the next couple of years, until they
retired. As we had plans for the next nine months, they were
happy for us to reserve our slot in advance and we decided we
could do six months, December 2020 – May 2021. The interview
process went very smoothly, we had our list of questions ready
and the owner answered our queries. We had a short video tour of
the gardens, and a brief description of our duties. Lodging and
food was included, all we needed to do was book our airline
tickets. We had an agreement! We were going to Africa! First
Note: if you see something you are very interested in, respond as
quickly as possible. There are many opportunities out there but
there are also many applicants. You won’t know everything about
the position, but unless you apply you won’t be able to ask the
many questions you need to ask, before taking the position. 
	And so, we enjoyed our Christmas in California, where we were
also lucky enough to pick up a house sit and stay an extra three
weeks close to our daughter. Being retired, and having no
commitments meant that we were very flexible with our time and
could take any opportunity that came along. We arrived back in
Florida in January 2020 and started to prepare for our month-long
trip to Panama and our three month assignment in Italy during the
summer, taking care of a vacation villa, and finally Kenya in
December! We were excited! Then COVID-19 hit like a punch in the
gut, and all our plans were blasted up into the air. Lockdowns
started to kick in throughout the world and Panama closed its
airport. That trip would have to wait for another time. We were
still hopeful for Italy, but by the end of May, it was obvious
this pandemic was not going away any time soon. The guests who
had booked vacations for Italy, and who we would be assisting,
all cancelled. We were disappointed but were asked to postpone
until 2021; hopefully this will still happen. Second Note: If you
are looking for a rent-free lifestyle, you need to be flexible
and adaptable. Things change, events happen, on both sides. Be
understanding, don’t make it stressful; accept that it is out
of your control and move on to the next option.

Olepangi Farm Cottages and Garden

Marcel and Aleta ready to work, Olepangi Farm Gardens

	What about Africa? We were keeping our eyes on the African news
and staying in touch with the owner via email. It was a ‘wait
and see’ summer; we were becoming very bored and frustrated,
with thoughts of ‘we should have been in Italy now’. So we
hopped in the car, filled it with food, masks, sanitizer and
Clorox wipes and enjoyed a five-week road trip out to California
and back to Florida, via the five National Parks in Utah and The
Rockies in Colorado. We don’t sit still well! In August, Kenya
opened up its international airport, welcoming visitors once
again, obviously with restrictions. We were encouraged and spoke
to the owner again. She had bookings for December and January and
still needed us there, so we immediately booked our flights,
applied for visas and started to gather clothing and equipment.
As the days drew closer to our departure date, each one was
filled with a little anxiety, as the COVID-19 pandemic was still
rampant worldwide, but we were determined to do whatever it took
to get to Olepangi Farm, Kenya, masked up, sanitized and ready
for adventure!
	And then the day arrived and with quarantines, lockdowns and
COVID tests all behind us we boarded the plane to Nairobi. This
would be our first time in Kenya and we really didn’t know what
to expect. We found the security at the airport and hotel to be
tighter than expected, but the people were full of smiles and
very friendly. Our stay overnight at the airport hotel overlooked
Nairobi National Park and we had our first sighting of zebras,
giraffes and impala, while eating breakfast on the terrace.
We were looking forward to our four hour journey to Olepangi Farm
and our driver, Wilfred, arrived on time. We headed out through
the Nairobi suburbs and drank in the hustle and bustle of Kenyan
daily life. There were roadside stands selling all kinds of
fruit, timber, rice, plants and even beds and iron gates. Sofas
and mattresses for sale were set upon the red dusty earth and we
even saw a three-seater sofa being transported on a moped!
Everyone was busy, buying and selling, bargaining and walking
with their purchases along the dusty track alongside the road.
Herders grazed their cows on the grass verge, alongside children
playing with sticks and string, laughing and running without a
care. It seemed everything was made from scratch; the iron beds
and gates, bricks for the buildings and wooden tables and chairs,
and all outside on the dusty verge alongside the main road from
Nairobi to Nanyuki, which was the largest town close to Olepangi
Farm.
	The scenery became more lush and green as we headed towards
Mount Kenya. We peered out the car windows to see our first
glimpse of her, but the clouds were heavy and hanging low, so we
would have to wait. We stopped for a break and bought a couple of
locally crafted items. The local communities had been hit hard
through lack of tourism this year, so we paid a little more than
usual for a couple of hand painted dishes and a small basket.
I’m sure they would come in useful.
	After four hours of driving along a two-way road, where everyone
was edging into the middle to overtake, we saw Mount Kenya,
rising high, her twin peaks shining in the afternoon sun. We
vowed to do some hiking on this beautiful mountain during our
stay. As we continued to head north, we passed through rural
communities where humps in the middle of the road forced the
driver to slow down. As he slowed, young people and children
approached the van, trying to sell their wares. We were anxious
to get to our destination so did not stop to buy anything
further, but would certainly visit the local towns, once we had
settled in.
We finally made our turn-off to Olepangi Farm. The dirt track was
deeply rutted and after a twenty-minute, very bouncy ride we
arrived at the gate. We were welcomed by smiling faces, warm
greetings, hot towels and freshly squeezed passion fruit juice.
The sun was shining, there were elephants on the ridge across
from the pool house and we sighed in relief. We were here; in
Kenya eager to settle in and begin another adventure.
	We have been here a few months now! How time flies! We have
settled into our safari tent, and have a few creature comforts; a
comfortable bed, sofa and two chairs, coffee table and hot water!
No electricity in the tent, but we are outside most of the time,
or in the communal areas where we can take advantage of charging
phones and computers. We have seen some amazing wildlife, right
outside our tent! 
	We have been busy with guests, coming and going over the
Christmas season. The days are long, starting at 7:00am,
supervising staff for breakfast set up, liaising with the guests
to ensure their days are planned well, checking in new guests and
saying goodbye to those leaving. We then entertain in the
evenings with sundowners and finally dinner. We fall into bed at
the end of the day, exhausted but feeling very blessed to be
meeting such amazing people from all walks of life, and we are
frequently treated to sights of zebras and giraffes on the hill
opposite our tent.  Watching the young elephants chase each other
and the matriarchs trumpeting their warnings, is a sight we will
cherish. Once the lodge is quiet we are planning a safari in
Samburu, a trip to Nairobi and the Masai Mara, a visit to Ol
Pejeta to see the last two remaining Northern White Rhinos and a
hike on Mount Kenya. We weren’t sure we would make it but
…..here we are! 

View of elephants from our tent

MONTANA 

A WORKING GUEST RANCH MANAGER is needed. A beautiful private
guest ranch located near Glacier National Park on 127 acres is
seeking a full-time Working Guest Ranch Manager in the
Whitefish/Kalispell area. You will be co-managing a team of three
on a non-working ranch (no cattle or horses). The job duties and
responsibilities will include supervision and direction given to
two staff members, deadwood tree removal with a chain saw,
general maintenance and care of cars, trucks, snowmobiles,
4-wheelers, and all equipment, ground maintenance – lawn
mowing, gardening and flower beds, property maintenance –
buildings, roadways, snow-removal and fencing, and purchasing of
tools, equipment, and materials. Our requirements include 5+
years related experience, supervisory experience, knowledge of
construction, plumbing, and electrical, experience using a chain
saw, and reliable transportation. No pets or children are
allowed. Must pass a drug screening and background check. Salary
will be about $60,000, depending on experience. Medical insurance
and 401K plan available. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOTEL CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Monarch, MT is
looking for one motel caretaker to join our eight person strong
team. We are located on 5012 Highway 89 South. Our ideal
candidate is a self-starter, who possess premium customer service
skills, and is motivated and engaged. This position may also
provide a "live on site" opportunity for the right candidate.
Motel amenities are Wi-Fi, Direct TV, swimming pool, hot tub,
coffee makers, heat, electricity and parking. These amenities are
a possible option for the right candidate. Responsibilities will
include daily caretaking duties such as light handyman work,
hanging pictures, painting, cleaning, shoveling snow, sweeping,
moping, taking care of the pool and hot tub, light repairs on
chairs/tables/doors/windows, taking reservations, answering
phones, taking messages, communicating daily with the manager,
facilitating guest accommodations, and providing a premium guest
service environment. The caretaker will also need to mow the
grass, and operate and provide quality care of all lawn
equipment. Run the snowplow truck and snow blowers with quality
care and performance, and maintain all equipment. Keep the
property and facilities in top condition. Should be
self-directed, motivated to do quality work and get work done
every day. Honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic are key
requirements. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We
look forward to hearing from you.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a private club in southern Montana (less
than one hour from Billings, Montana). We are in a clothing
optional recreation area here. We may supply an RV for you to
live in or you can bring your own RV. The duties are pretty
basic, such as picking up garbage, keeping everything shipshape,
maintaining the pool and hot tub. And various odds and ends. We
provide a place to live free of charge in exchange for your work.
We may have a few other various duties that pay in cash depending
on your skill sets. A pet may be okay. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEBRASKA 

NEBRASKA PANHANDLE (USA) seeks a long-term general labor/property
maintenance/groundskeeper for Chadron, Nebraska. No haying/no
cattle. Duties include, but not limited to, light equipment
maintenance, mowing, weeding, spraying and drip irrigation system
maintenance/management. Proficient gardening or nurseryman
experience would be beneficial. Housing available. Would consider
a husband/wife team or a retired/semi-retired person.
Compensation will be based on experience and abilities. Must have
references, a clean Motor Vehicle Report and be able to pass a
thorough background check. Please send your resume, salary
history and compensation expectations to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed this Spring (we had a housesitter lined
up, but they canceled when they needed to care for a sick family
member). 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

LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN INNKEEPER(S) to operate a nine room B&B in
Cape May, NJ. We are looking for a friendly, self-motivated
Innkeeper (individual or couple) who is excited to join our Mason
Cottage family (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Here, you will find a
place where your personality and ideas are as appreciated as much
as the work you do. Candidates must have a ‘Guest’s First’
attitude, comfortable speaking with people and have a
professional appearance. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: cooking and serving breakfast/afternoon refreshments,
making reservations, social media, guest services, cleaning (must
be able to walk up/down several flights of stairs throughout the
day) and grounds/building maintenance. Must have good references,
be extremely detail oriented, able to adjust in changing
situations, problem solver and multi-tasker. Prior hospitality
experience a must. Compensation package will include salary,
on-site housing and paid utilities, performance bonuses and
health insurance.  Non-smoking, no children (a well-behaved,
non-barking dog is OK – but we are strict about no cats). 
Please send your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Torrance County. A central New Mexico
cattle ranch is looking for an individual to help maintain and
improve our cattle operation on a 26,000 acre ranch. Should have
general knowledge of cattle, horses, pipelines, fences, and
equipment operation. Includes feeding of cattle, gathering,
branding, and water maintenance including ice breaking. A
non-smoker is preferred, and have a valid driver’s license.
Cattle work done on horseback and a calf table is usually used at
branding. The ranch is remote, and it’s about 80 miles to the
closest Walmart. Must be able to lift a 50lb salt block and move
250lb tubs. The owners live full-time on the ranch, so this is
not an absentee situation. Salary plus housing, utilities, and
room for two horses. The house is four miles from headquarters,
is newly remodeled, but small and includes a small set of pens.
Some pasture is available. Must be able to leave dogs. Age and
gender not a factor. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
mountain ranch in southern New Mexico. Looking for a mature
couple, with no children. Must be physically fit. Duties will
include the total care of up to 150 cows, maintaining water
lines, fences, machinery, vehicles, grounds and buildings.
Nonsmokers only. Hunting and guide experience a plus. Housing and
utilities provided along with a salary of $42,000 plus. A resume
and references will be required. Please don’t apply if you do
not fit this job description, and if you do fit this job
description then please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH NORTH OF SILVER CITY, NM is looking for a ranch caretaker. 
Housing available. Daily feeding of livestock, plus seasonal
irrigation required. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

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 1 through May 30. 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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in the Hudson Valley is looking for
a live-in seasonal Innkeeper (March 15 – November 1, 2021) to
assist in all aspects of the business to assure the highest level
of customer service in the industry. These include but are not
limited to check-ins/outs, reservations by phone or online, guest
services, preparing and serving breakfast, breakfast clean up,
housekeeping, room turnovers, marketing, assisting in the Tavern
and with private events when needed, assisting in maintaining all
areas of the property and overseeing additional staff. Overnight
on call availability five nights per week in exchange for housing
is required. A weekly salary plus a performance bonus at the end
of the contract will be provided. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOSTEL ALL ROUNDER REQUIRED. Our busy working hostel in Blenheim
is on the hunt for one more hostel assistant/all-rounder to help
with the smooth running of our backpackers. The hours will
average eight per week, enough to cover your accommodation and
any extra hours worked will be paid via the payroll. The role
will include some weekend and evening work, which will fit in
well around another full-time job that (we can find for you too,
as a working hostel we help all our guests to find full-time
work!). The duties will include all aspects of reception work,
kitchen tidy up, housekeeping and laundry, night warden and fire
warden. These duties will be shared amongst the hostel manager
and the hostel assistants. Every second weekend you will have
rostered off. A minimum commitment of six weeks is required. If
you have previous experience in a similar role or are very quick
to learn and have a great "team player" attitude then please get
in touch with us and be sure to outline a bit about yourself and
also your availability date. For photos and to contact us, please
check us out online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  - we look forward to
hearing from you soon.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an amazing Casual Cleaner
with their own RV, van, or motorhome to assist the campground
shimmer and shine team ;). The work involves casual cleaning of
the cabins and daily cleaning of the facility blocks (early
morning and in the afternoon). You will be someone who has strong
attention to detail, understands thorough cleanliness, hygiene,
tidiness, is energetic, friendly and shows initiative. Experience
in campground cleaning is not necessary as we will provide full
training. We will provide you with a powered RV site in our
pleasant and exclusive staffing area, full use of camp
facilities, barbeque, tokens for showers and laundry, and free
coffees made by our barista each day. You can also enjoy free use
of our kayaks and learner surfboards. You will need to provide
your own food, bring your own bedding, tent, caravan, motorhome,
bus, etc. We also recommend you having your own vehicle so you
are self-dependent and able to get in and out of the town of
Whangamata if you need supplies or services. Immediate start
preferred - but anytime within the next two weeks. You will have
plenty of time to go exploring, meet new people, do a little bit
of work, go surfing, kayaking, fishing, do some yoga, go hiking
or spend your spare time just lazing at the beach. If you love
seclusion, nature, beaches and enjoy real human interaction and
are not dependent on Wi-Fi or phones you will enjoy your time
here. We can offer 'very limited' use of our internet, computer,
or phone service from our office. But as we are on a rural
service provider we are unable to share this with you for
streaming/downloading and in other parts of the camp.
Alternatively, there are plenty of cafes and the library in
Whangamata that offer free Wi-Fi - just a 15 minute drive away.
Opoutere is a great location from which to explore some of New
Zealand's best scenery in the Coromandel Peninsula. Hot Water
Beach and access to Cathedral Cove can be reached within a 45
minute drive. The camping ground is situated at the beginning of
a beautiful and untouched five kilometer beach, with no roads to
cross, just a lovely two minute stroll through the pine forest.
All this is less than two hours from Auckland! For more info on
our campground and location please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
then contact us. Thanks.

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: builder/handyman, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy
cook, healing arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer,
assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, and animal and nature
lover. Locations are in East Texas, Southern California, Panama,
or New Zealand. Email your resume/letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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 2021. 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

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? LOVE THE SEA? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing —connecting
places and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and —of course— boats, can grow
;) If you are interested into helping us, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to get the application form. We will send it
to you so you can apply!

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. 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.
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

CARETAKER/REPAIR PERSON needed in Marcola, Oregon. The caretaker
will need to do some handy work on my acreage in exchange for
rent. You need to bring your own trailer or yurt to live in, and
pay for utilities. You must be experienced in construction and
home improvement. Also be friendly and a good communicator. For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and describe your
qualifications over the phone. If it’s a good match, I can send
photos to you after we talk on the phone.

PANAMA

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: builder/handyman, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy
cook, healing arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer,
assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, and animal and nature
lover. Locations are in East Texas, Southern California, Panama,
or New Zealand. Please email your resume/letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN INNKEEPER(S) to operate six room B&B and two
cottages in Adamstown, PA. We are looking for a friendly,
self-motivated Innkeeper (individual or couple) who is excited to
join us. Candidates must have a ‘Guest’s First’ attitude,
comfortable speaking with people and have a professional
appearance. Prior hospitality experience a must. No children, no
pets, non-smokers only. Responsibilities include but are not
limited to: answers phone calls and responds to messages, makes
reservations, confirms reservations, and manages reservation
system; supervises, trains, and schedules part-time housekeeping;
cleans guest rooms and common areas; prepares, cooks and serves
breakfast and cleans up after breakfast; Maintains adequate
inventory of supplies. Compensation includes on-site housing,
utilities, base salary, performance bonus, and scheduled time
off. Please send your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large farm in Southeastern
Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping and property
maintenance, housekeeping, minor farming, hay production, animal
care (horses, cattle, and goats), lawn maintenance, pool and
farming equipment maintenance. Benefits include health and dental
insurance, an apartment, auto, and vacation. Must have
experience. Salary of $80,000+ per year for the couple. Full work
days are Monday - Friday. Animals need to be fed on weekend
mornings by the caretaker unless other arrangements are made.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN INNKEEPER OR COUPLE NEEDED for an Industry-leading Bed &
Breakfast in New Hope, PA. Seeking qualified, live-in
Innkeeper(s) for a 15 room, 18th Century Estate. This position is
open to individuals or couples. Newly refurbished living
accommodations, competitive salary, bonus eligibility, health
coverage, paid vacation, and matching retirement provided.
Qualified candidate(s) must have hospitality experience, be
customer-oriented, computer literate, and available to start by
March. Marketing, online booking and social media experience is a
plus. Responsible for evening and daytime guest services,
breakfast preparation/service, room inventory management, lodging
sales and marketing. Position may be ideally suited for a couple,
with additional employment opportunities available for a
spouse/significant other. The second position may be part-time,
full-time, weekend, or on-call post. Please email your resumes
and your cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

HELP IS NEEDED in painting, building, tiling, and general house
maintenance on my house near the sea in Aljezur. Also need
gardening help. I have three cats and a parrot, as well as three
shops which consume all my time. I could use some help in the
shops too, as a sales assistant, changing interior decoration,
reorganizing, etc. I could use occasional help from 15 days to
one month, based on more or less four to six hours a day and in
exchange I offer accommodation in a double room and food in a
very cozy, quiet and peaceful house. We love cooking Indian,
Thai, Italian, Moroccan, and Portuguese. If you’re in the area,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PUERTO RICO 

CARETAKER WANTED for a permaculture farm in Puerto Rico, located
south of the town of Utuado. Looking for a person or couple to
help us manage our permaculture farm and retreat center in the
beautiful mountains of Puerto Rico. This position will be on a
volunteer basis to start with, and has the potential for revenue
share long-term. Preference will be given to anyone who has
construction or permaculture experience and who speaks Spanish.
Please contact us through XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAUDI ARABIA

LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed (female only for cultural reasons)
for a substantial residence in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. You must
speak Arabic for this role. The purpose of the role is to manage
and organize the residence and the 15 household staff including
the private chef, housekeepers, drivers and gardeners. The
Principals own other residences in London and the USA so are
usually in Jeddah for approximately 50% of their time. The
Principals have grown up children who do come and stay and they
entertain guests fairly regularly so you will be required to
organize events and supervise dinner parties etc. You must have
proven experience in a similar role where you have been
responsible for the management of staff, coordination of
household supplies, and front of house experience in greeting
guests. If you have experience of working in a Middle Eastern
country that will be preferable but not essential. Preferably
good spoken English and strong communication skills plus Arabic
speaking is essential. Working days will be six days per week -
days off will be agreed with the family. Working hours will be
10:00 am to 7:00 pm and a one hour break. Accommodation provided
- independent within walking distance of the residence. Flight
home once per year. Full medical insurance provided. Salary will
be about £60,000 per annum. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

SOUTH CAROLINA

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in exchange for rent. Looking for a
skilled caretaker to live onsite and care for a small estate in
South Carolina. Offering a beautiful large room with a working
fireplace large windows on three walls and en-suite bath with
walk in shower at no cost in exchange for ongoing care of the
property to include general handyman and home renovation
projects, carpentry, lawn care, tree maintenance, painting,
outdoor home upkeep, and general repairs. Prefer persons who take
pride in their work, are dependable, able to complete tasks in a
reasonable time frame, and are honest and trustworthy with
excellent references. Ideally a retired or semi-retired
individual who enjoys a quiet environment. Will consider a couple
if the spouse is able to assume a housekeeping role. Salary
available for weekend caregiver duties. Hablo Espanol. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and attach your resume/skills/history.
A background check is required.

SWITZERLAND

OUR CLIENT IS SEARCHING for an experienced live-in Domestic
Couple (Housekeeper/Butler/Houseman) for a client who resides in
Switzerland. The housekeeping duties will involve ensuring the
residence is kept to a very high standard at all times for the
family and guests alike. Laundry, ironing and cleaning will form
part of your duties. As a Houseman/Butler, you will be
responsible for maintenance within the residence and smooth
running of equipment, assisting with the cleaning and polishing
silver. Perfect table service required. You will be required to
assist, on occasion, in the gardens. Proven longevity and working
as a Domestic Couple are essential, as are glowing references
from previous employers. You will be joining a team of domestic
staff including a private chef, housekeepers and gardeners.
Accommodation will be provided - small apartment - based on a 5½
working week, 1½ days off in the week. This position is for EU
passport holders. Languages needed: Italian, English and/or
French is essential. Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the
Subject Line.

TENNESSEE 

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND COUPLE NEEDED in Laurel Bloomery, TN. I'm
looking for a mature couple. Need a woman with caretaking
experience for my elderly mother who has broken her foot and
needs assistance. We are on a large horse farm, and could use
some help around here from time to time as well ... feeding
horses mostly and light house work. Housing provided. Sorry no
pets, and no kids. Please send your info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

MANAGER(S) NEEDED. You will be responsible for the daily
operations of a three-story Victorian home on the historical
register and located in Brenham, TX, just to the east of the
picturesque Hill Country of central Texas. This position would be
ideal for a young couple with the energy to climb two flights of
stairs and maintain an extensive property. The manager would have
the option to occupy the third floor, a finished, open floor plan
with a full bath, lots of closets and shelving, a turret room and
a private balcony. The second floor has four bedrooms and two
full bathrooms that can host up to 10 guests. The manager would
be responsible for the daily cleaning of the public areas,
changing rooms between guests, inventory keeping (food and
cleaning products), limited yard work, and greeting guests when
the owner is not present. The manager will also prepare, lay out,
and clean up the continental breakfast served in the formal
dining room. No smokers, children, or pets, please. The house has
a 1¼ acre lot with a private pool, which would be available for
the manager’s use. Must have prior experience in the
hospitality industry. Please send your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IMMEDIATE OPENING for a full-time, single caretaker for a "hobby
farm" and dog rescue – 10 acres with six horses, a few minis
(goats, donkeys), and a few dogs, in Fulshear, Texas. Feed and
care for the animals, mow, and care for the pastures, manure
management, weed-eating, and general maintenance. Maintain the
property clean and neat, and be responsible for keeping the food
and supplies stocked and for occasional trips to the vet. Must be
able to ride a tractor; pull a horse trailer and love animals.
Small apartment on the property available – suitable for one
person only. Apartment plus salary based on abilities and
experience. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN FARM HAND/GROUNDSKEEPER couple needed in
Dallas. The ranch is a recreational family-owned property, not a
business. We provide housing – a house with one bedroom,
separate from the family house, utilities included. Must be a
legal resident, US citizen or have a valid work permit. Ranch
duties will include: daily feeding of horses and other animals of
the farm (chickens and goats), basic horse care (horse
riding/training skills are a plus), manure management,
maintenance of pastures and landscaping, operate and maintain
farm machinery including a small tractor, ATV, etc., building and
repairing of fences, general handyman and building tasks for
needed repairs including plumbing, carpentry and basic
electrical, general cleaning of the house once a week, and
occasional assistance with guests as needed. If you are married,
your wife can work outside. A $20,000 salary will be provided. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

FREE RENT AVAILABLE in exchange for a caretaker position starting
in early February. A 1½ bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor is
available in Hartland, Vermont for free rent (value of $1,000.00
per month with heat included) in exchange for onsite
caretaker/laborer services for a total of 66½ hours per month
(divisible weekly). The caretaker applicant should be able to
lift 50 lbs., and would be responsible for snow removal, roof
care, lawn care, and various general labor jobs, and be able to
take direction from and work with the property owner. The ideal
candidate would be available to work flexible hours weekly
depending on the need and project. Must be able to pass a
background check and provide references. A copy of your credit
report will also be required. Some carpentry experience would be
helpful. No laundry facility is on site, and the free rent does
not include electric, cable, or other utilities other than heat.
Must have a good sense of humor, and be able to work
independently, and take directions from others. Semi-retired
persons, disabled individuals, or anyone with approximately 13-15
hours to spare each week are encouraged to apply. Additional paid
hours (8-11 hours per week) may be available for the right
candidate. Interested? Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the number of persons this unit would be for, are you a
smoker, or non-smoker?, how many pets do you have, and what kind
of pets?, your available start date, and a daytime phone number
or email contact info. Thanks.

WASHINGTON

DISCOVER, PLAY AND WORK close by Mt. Rainier National Park with a
RV/trailer. Looking for someone who can multi-task between
cooking/housekeeping and front desk responsibilities to work for
about 25-30 hours per week*. RV spot is provided. Rate is $13.50
hour. April-October 2021. In exchange for rent, Wi-Fi and
utilities, the expectation to be night manager for two to three
manager nights. The ideal candidate would be someone who wants to
save, explore the mountains and be productive. No alcohol, weed,
or drugs allowed on the property. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX *The pandemic can affect available work
hours.

CARETAKER WANTED (north of Colville, WA, by the Canadian border)
from May – August. On-site housing, small monthly stipend,
electric and Internet provided. Work is landscaping, gardening,
cutting trees, raking, burning debris, plus handyman things. Must
have knowledge and experience with chainsaws, garden tractors,
trimmers, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Short daily hours
depending upon need. No smokers or children. Suited for someone
retired or wanting to fish or boat. To apply, please email three
non-family references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our 2021
InnKeeper-Chef Apprentice Program. This unique 18 month program
provides a hands on opportunity to learn what it takes to run all
aspects of a small Inn and restaurant while living and working on
Orcas Island, Washington. Everyone on our team shares a passion
for food and hospitality. Each member performs all of the tasks
of running the hotel, from cooking and baking to taking
reservations, painting, cleaning rooms, marketing, laying tile,
gardening and washing dishes. Our commitment is to provide
challenges and structure that helps each team member grow and
reach their own personal goals and potential. We are looking for
the best, not the most experienced. We value teamwork over speed.
Enthusiasm over qualifications. Character over accomplishments.
Grit and determination over aptitude. For more information and to
apply for this position, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED on beautiful Mason Lake in Grapeview, WA (Mason
County) for 2021. We are a small 228 lot association with a
private park; 59 Boat Slips for members, family and guests. We
are preferably seeking a retired couple to be our caretaker(s)
beginning April 1 through October 31, 2021 and must provide your
own RV and cell phone. A small well behaved pet is allowed. This
is a salaried position, five days a week (must work weekends and
holidays). RV site is provided with electricity, water, garbage,
internet, and laundry facilities. If you can work without
supervision, be flexible, prioritize daily duties, and are
reasonably handy, comfortable using small tools/equipment, lift
up to 30 pounds, you are who we are searching for.
Responsibilities include: opening and closing the park, lawn
cutting and watering the grass, plants, etc., maintaining the
grounds, docks, beach, kids play area, cleaning the bathrooms,
checking people and boats in (making sure they are members),
reporting any disputes or problems to Board members, collecting
launch, moorage and kayak fees (most are seasonal). Requirements:
Get to know our members and be courteous at all times. To learn
more and to apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A
background and drug check will be required.

WEST VIRGINIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP at a non-profit located in scenic
West Virginia. Seeking a couple or single person. Looking for a
skilled handyman - a "Jack or Jill of all trades", experience in
vehicle maintenance, and housekeeping. For details please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RETIRE IN TOMAHAWK RENT FREE! Live-in caretaker/handyman position
available in exchange for 20 hours of general work biweekly. The
biweekly work includes janitorial, lawn care, snow removal,
general grounds, light maintenance and customer service. This
nice apartment building in Tomahawk, in Lincoln County, is
looking for a caretaker to live on site for free. If interested,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants must pass a
background check and have a valid driver’s license, and must be
able to lift 40lbs.

WYOMING

HSR is looking for an individual or couple to work as year-round
Caretaker/Pasture Manager for a ranch in the mountains outside of
Cody, Wyoming. The Caretaker/Pasture Manager will be responsible
for 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 (the cattle are at the
property from June through November). 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 is a
year-round position and 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 utilities and cable TV, ranch vehicle for work use,
health insurance and 401K benefits. The job responsibilities will
include caretaking the buildings and property all year long. The
Spring job responsibilities and duties include, but are not
limited to: prepare the property to receive yearlings, set up and
prepare all irrigation systems including pivots and wheel lines,
repair fencing, monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and
fix any issues that may arise, drag irrigated fields in the
Spring, spray and remove noxious weeds (Spring and Summer), and
work closely with the ranch owners and make recommendations for
irrigation system improvement and carry out upgrade projects. The
summer job responsibilities and duties include, but are not
limited to: rotate cattle daily with electric fence, run and
operate seven center pivots and 10 wheel lines, manage water
following the Jim Gerrish guidelines, manage recovery and health
of grass, check and maintain water troughs and systems, move
cattle between pastures at regularly determined intervals,
maintain health of herd by pasture doctoring, manage one seasonal
employee to accomplish all of the above, and ship cattle at end
of season. The Fall and Winter job responsibilities and duties
include, but are not limited to: continued irrigation and pasture
recovery work until time to winterize, winterize the irrigation
systems, winterize seasonal employee housing, general building
and equipment maintenance and upkeep, special projects:
irrigation improvements, capital improvement projects, etc.,
clean and organize buildings and equipment storage shops, welding
repair and enhancement projects for equipment, buildings, etc.,
carpentry and repairs to ranch housing, regular snow plowing of
ranch road, and feeding and caring for the ranch horses. To
apply, please email your resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and include in the subject line of your email the job title: HSR
Caretaker/Pasture Manager. 

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGER NEEDED in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. As Ranch
Manager you will be responsible for all activities on a 20,000
acre mountain ranch and perform all duties according to the
landowner’s goals for the property. Guest services for a
private family and guests will be a priority requiring effective
oral and written communication skills. This responsibility will
include project management skills and oversight of infrastructure
maintenance including the upkeep of homes, barns, outbuildings,
vehicles, equipment, and an aesthetic landscape. The Ranch
Manager will supervise an 8-person full-time staff, including a
Livestock Manager, and oversee a 500-head cattle and haying
operation. The Ranch Manager should have a basic understanding of
electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscape, and fencing skills. This
position is a hands-on job and at times requires the directing of
seasonal employees, vendors, and contractors as needed.
Candidates should be self-motivated and possess the ability to
prioritize and make decisions based on common sense and practical
experience. Guest service skills are a priority for this private
ranch setting. Horsemanship skills would be a plus but not
necessary. Salary will be competitive with a benefit package
based on experience. Housing and utilities included. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Older male Veteran seeking a year round light caretaking
position. Am single, responsible, conservative, and Christian.
Non-smoker, no drugs, and no alcohol. Rural wilderness preferred.
Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional, experienced Innkeeper couple seeking an Innkeeper
or Motel Manager position in New England or Florida. Recently
managed a nine room Bed & Breakfast in Maine. The Inn was very
successful with over 200 positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I fix problems, help people and businesses. I’m a peaceful
responsible, honest, neat, jack of many trades, master of some
available for caretaking, loving dog training, all animal and
plant care, fix-it (retired electrician), Feng shui, managing
small internet businesses, snow removal, cooking, personal
assistant, and security presence. I managed a hostel and
apartments, had a main street business, and was vice president of
a credit union, emergency medical technician, firefighter, and
community radio station chief engineer, taught Men’s
Alternatives to Violence. I’m available long term in the
western US, trade or paid depending on the responsibility and
hours, don’t smoke, drink or use drugs. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, Responsible, Single Female, Non-Smoking and Drug Free
seeking a house-sitting role in exchange for free housing. Prefer
long term house-sits without pets in the US, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand or Europe. Currently in Seattle with a reliable car.
Have over 20 years' experience looking after people's homes and
owning my own properties with great references. Will treat yours
like my own. Have high attention to detail and provide security
for your property, mail sorting, fixing any problems that may
arise, cleaning, pool maintenance, errands and coordinating with
agents if the property is for sale. I enjoy house-sitting as a
lifestyle choice. Kindly email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ornamental Horticulturalist for hire. My name is Kyle Mike.
37-year-old male. I am seeking a salaried property management
position with a private residence which has a strong focus on the
ornamental landscape. Please contact me about your property needs
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Resume and professional references are
available upon request. I am willing and able to relocate.

Seasoned Property Manager/Caretaker seeks a position in the
Rochester, NY area. Have 20 years’ experience with my current
family for 14 years, (an ultra-high-net-worth family with a high
profile). Looking to relocate closer to kids. Am fit, never a
smoker, no alcohol, no drugs, and no drama. Have previously been
checked through Secret Service for principal contact, highly
motivated and self-directed, versed in carpentry, plumbing, EL,
and boats. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation Sought In Mid-Coast Maine: Responsible mature woman in
middle years. Am healthy, fit, pleasant, conscientious,
intelligent, kind, capable, positive, nature-loving, and
artistic. Seek a cabin or housesitting, property caretaking, or
affordable house sharing arrangement, preferably in Mid-Coast
Maine (or possibly the Bangor area). Background in holistic
health and museum fields. Permaculture student. Experienced
property caretaker and also as: whole foods cook,
housekeeper/home maker, organic vegetable/flower gardener,
compassionate caregiver. Excellent character, work, rental, and
housesitting, and caregiver references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ~ Thank you.

                                                          New
York
Housesitter Available. Professional female with excellent
references. Would also consider sharing space as a roommate. Open
to discussion. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello! 50+ Couple seeking a private home (two bedroom/two bath
minimum) within a 60 mile radius of Lemont, IL. No pets, kids,
smoking, or parties, etc. Ideal stay is August through November
2021 and possibly annually. Will negotiate rent and/or
maintenance/ pet/housesitting. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
~ thank you!

Responsible, reliable, handyman type looking for shorter, or
longer term housesitting or property caretaking jobs. Pay
negotiable. Experience with animals, plants, house cleaning,
landscaping, and gardening. Looking for something in New England.
I live outside of Boston, and have reliable transportation to
travel. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you so
much.

Mature Persons seeking long-term housesitting and caretaking
positions in the mountains (Colorado, Northern New Mexico) for
Spring 2021 start. Retired professional couple who love nature
and animals offer office, home, cabin, retreat, lodge, grounds,
and animal, event and hospitality services. Please contact this
fit, hardworking, kind pair with excellent references at this
Gmail account XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, my name is John. I am seeking a position as ranch
caretaker or large estate caretaker or manager. I have over
thirty years of experience in this field. My experience varies
from large homes and estates, to large ranches. Most of the homes
I have managed and have taken care of, are from top executives
and business owners in the United States. I believe in
confidentiality, trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, and
consistency. These are traits I have learned at an early age in
my career. And I have carried out these practices throughout my
career. I have had a background in security, private homes, and
ranches. I can set up your formal parties, take care of the
largest of homes and estates. I believe in preventive
maintenance, and do not like putting things off, before they
become a larger expensive problem. I have strong attention to
detail, and double and triple check everything! I go the extra
mile to protect my homeowner’s investments, which they have
worked and labored for to attain. I can flood irrigate the
largest of ranches, do snow plowing, driving equipment, and
maintain fence lines. Guiding hunters, calling in elk, and
throwing on a tuxedo to serve your guests wine and cheese. I
truly enjoy interaction with people, whoever they might be. Being
on site to oversee vendors and contractors. Following through and
paying attention to the biggest of projects, to smaller projects.
Being the ranch or estate owners’ eyes and ears while they are
absent. Being out in the middle of nowhere does not hinder or
bother me, being remote is fine. I am self-motivated and driven
daily to give 100% of my ability to my clients. I enjoy projects,
and enjoy the challenges of keeping things neat and clean. Or
cleaning up neglected areas. I am currently in the Rocky
Mountains of Colorado, in a big ski resort area, surrounded by
large ranches and estates. I am fine with relocating. If the
situation is desirable and long-term, and the owners are vested
into maintaining their property. I am college educated. I put
myself through high school, and trade school (welding) then four
years of college with a degree in criminal justice. I have never
used any tobacco products, at all. Legal or illegal. I am not
addicted to any tobacco products or alcohol. I enjoy exercising,
hiking, hunting and eating healthy. I also help out at our church
every Sunday. I believe in community investment and giving back.
I do not like wasting my time or client’s hard earned money and
investments. I work exceptionally well with anyone I am dealing
with. But I am also just fine by myself with projects and daily
security. Trust is very important to me - without it, you cannot
have a relationship. If you have pets, and need to leave the
country or state, I am great with any kind petsitting. Horses to
dogs or cats. Knowing me, I will most likely fall in love with
them. At this time I would like to thank you for reading this.
Health and happiness to you. Sincerely John. Please call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable handyman looking for a housesitting or property
caretaking position, beginning May 2021. Have over two decades of
combined experience in small farms and gardens, cooking,
cleaning, property maintenance management, personal assistant,
construction management, and more. Currently, in southeastern
Michigan through the end of April. A position in Michigan or a
nearby state would be ideal, however, I am really looking for
where my versatile skillset best fits. References and past work
history upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a caretaking position. Remote locations, ranches,
ghost towns or off grid are all OK. Housing and salary.
Experienced, all building trades, mechanics small engines and
vehicles. Equipment operator, livestock care and more. Have my
own tools, and references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ornamental Horticulturalist for hire. My name is Kyle Mike.
37-year-old male. I am seeking a salaried property management
position with a private residence which has a focus on the
ornamental landscape. Please feel free to contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further inquiry. Resume and professional
references are available upon request. I am willing and able to
relocate.

Responsible professional property manager seeking a seasonal or
possibility of year round caretaker position. Down to earth,
intuitive and enthusiastic hands on creator who loves nature,
animals and being outdoors. Reliable, dependable and
conscientious with a sense of humor.  I'm a healthy, mature,
trustworthy woman. Quiet, clean-living, non-smoker, no drug-use.
Extensive diverse background in estate management including
foreman of jobs and managing contractors. With attention to
detail preventive maintenance is how I operate. Attentive animal
caregiver with hooves, wings, fins and fur. Event planner,
organizer, personal assistant and/or companion - can include
healthy cooking, organizing, even clearing out "dreaded
clutter.” Geographically flexible, preference by turquoise
water beach community. No big cities. Separate housing with no
smoking history. Salary to be discussed. Care available for
vacation homes, absentee owners or in primary residence.
Interested? Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

                                                       VIRGINIA
Experienced property caretaker in search of caretaking in
Roanoke/Bedford County areas in Virginia USA. Caretaking Team:
Professional who is taking a position at a local nonprofit and
canines: a Westie and Australian shepherd. Nothing gets past
these two! Rural caretaking preferred to maximize our skills set,
others considered. We can watch over your property performing
security and upkeep functions. Great references available. If
you're going on long-term leave and need our help - let us know!
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you a property owner who was adversely affected by COVID-19
and needs highly qualified property caretakers to safeguard your
property? Skilled, reliable, discreet, mature couple is seeking a
long-term live-in/live-on property caretaker position, available
to relocate immediately. For resumes and excellent references
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Boulder County, Colorado: Experienced caretaker seeks position in
Boulder County or nearby. Prefer a rural natural setting but open
to any. Home or ranch/mountain or prairie. Maintenance, grounds
keeping, animal care, domestic care, security. Seeking to serve
the right family and situation. Yellowstone experienced.
Positive, fit, stable, excellent communication skills,
hard-working, honest, semi-retired grandfather. Loves the
outdoors. No drugs or any criminal history. Interested in
discussing any situation. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
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For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
eco/green mini-resort, hostel or simply own your own piece of
paradise it will be hard to find a better place to do it – or a
better opportunity than this one. For more information, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with “Costa Rica Property For
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