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THIS IS OUR 236th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 40, Number 2       

March/April 2022        ISSN 1074-3642  
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 11 countries
Caretaker Profile
Villa di Corliano – Livin’ the Villa Loca
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX caretaker needed. We are located at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX caretaker is responsible for providing basic
services at four popular Chugach State Park trailheads: Glen
Alps, Upper O’Malley, Upper Huffman, and Prospect Heights. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX trailhead offers excellent access to alpine
areas including the popular Flattop Mountain. Common activities
in the area include wildlife viewing, hiking, dog walking,
climbing, berry picking, and biking. During the summer season,
the job duties will include restroom cleaning, garbage pickup,
visitor counts, incident reporting, visitor interaction, and
other duties as assigned. The requirements of this position
include working with minimal supervision, exercising good
judgment, and maintaining high maintenance standards. The winter
duties will include those described above although on a smaller
scale due to decreased visitation. The position can be physically
demanding. Additional winter duties include snow
blowing/shoveling, maintaining access to fee stations and
latrines, snowmobile operation, and winter trail maintenance.
Activities during the winter include skiing, hiking, sledding,
wildlife viewing and snowmobiling (if the snow depth is
adequate). Experience in winter-based activity is especially
helpful. The summer time commitment is five months, from May1 to
September 30. The winter commitment is from October 1 to April
30. The housing allowance includes the host cabin and phone. No
pets permitted. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for a lodge building in Anchorage. We
are looking for a person to live in one of our buildings to
maintain the common areas and be a caretaker for the building at
night. Cleaning includes but is not limited to several bathrooms,
hallways, kitchens, laundry room, lobby and getting rooms ready
to rent. You will be expected to communicate with guests, make
card keys for guests to access rooms and assist with people that
have accidently locked themselves out of the building or room.
Responsible for keeping out people that do not live in the
building as that is a huge safety concern for our guests. Room
with a private bathroom plus wages would be provided. Starting
wage will depend on experience. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to apply.


CARETAKERS NEEDED to maintain a ten acre Tucson horse property
(100 hours a month of work) in exchange for a 1,500 sq. ft. house
with all utilities paid. A couple is preferred. Horse knowledge,
with handyman and landscaping skills, is a must. Please send your
resume to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Tucson Horse
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. 

A BEAUTIFUL HOBBY RANCH in the Southern Arizona Mountains seeks
an animal caretaker for dogs, cats, goats, sheep, alpaca, cows,
chickens, peacocks ... but mainly the dogs. Will involve cleanup
chores and running a floor machine. Vet tech experience is a
plus. You will need to live on site and be flexible on the
schedule. Fifth wheel accommodations provided. Looking for
like-minded people to have a peaceful low drama living and
working environment. You can bring own horse or ride ours. Must
be able to pass a background check. You can apply by emailing

A SEVEN-ROOM BOUTIQUE INN in Tucson seeks onsite Innkeepers.
Includes guest welcome/registration, continental breakfast
set-up, housekeeping and laundry, timely room turnover, (or
refresh room), minor repairs (furniture touchup/wood glue, minor
painting, organization of shop and supply items, etc.), common
area cleanliness a must. Consistency in amenity/room presentation
and professionalism is essential. Requirements: social,
self-motivated, and disciplined (able to maintain self-control,
able to roll up one’s sleeves/work hard sometimes long yet
rewarding hours), forward thinking and able to anticipate
situations and environment, conscientious, be kind and
respectful. Experience: Minimum three years of prior Innkeeper
experience position, familiarity with OTA’s and Booking system
ThinkReservations a bonus. Social media posting ability, Canva
and marketing skills a plus. Background in hospitality suggested
but not required. Quarters: private space tucked just off the
pool/jacuzzi. This historic building used to be the ol’
carriage house and kitchen “out buildings” that have been
connected and lovingly restored for the prior owner’s
residence. Please send a resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a March 1, 2022 start date.

Thanks to the Gazette for running my Situations Wanted ad. I am
nearing the end of a three month caretaking assignment in Puerto
Rico. Now that I am ready to look for another position, I am
curious – how do I become one of your Caretaker Profiles? 
Steve J., Tampa, FL

Steve, I am sure that our readers would be interested in
reading about your caretaking assignment in Puerto Rico. Any of
our readers who are currently involved in, or recently returned
from, a housesitting or caretaking assignment are welcome to
submit a profile of approximately 1,800 words along with four
photos. If selected, we will work with you to edit your profile
and publish it for free for you.

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

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

Wow, were you ever correct when you said I would get a response
to my cat/housesitting ad!  I came home from a few days away to
find nearly 40 emails and several letters in response - I haven't
even gotten my copy of The Caretaker Gazette yet so it came as a
wonderful surprise.  And, honestly, how do you ever even choose?
They all (or most all) sound absolutely great and the kind of
people you would like to know and have in your home. Thank you;
thank you for providing such a terrific service. Nancy M. Cedar
Key, FL

Nancy, more and more property owners, like you, tell us that
they have found their best housesitters by advertising in the
Gazette. Please keep us in mind the next time you’ll need a
cat/housesitter for your place.

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

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

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my large home in Riverwalk Farm Estates in
Bentonville, AR. Will also need to care for my two dogs. Need the
housesitter to start around March 15 with an indefinite
time-period (at least four 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


CARING HUSBAND AND WIFE farm-animal sitters wanted for pet lambs
and gardening for two weeks from February 9 – 23, 2022. I have
a quiet 10 acre farmlet on the edge of Inverell, a large town in
northern New South Wales. I have seven pet lambs for you to look
after (and spoil) in their daily routine, water vegie and flower
beds in my spacious garden and mow the lawn. There is a shady
area for your van with shower, bathroom, laundry available plus
water and electricity. Must be non-smokers and no pets. I will
require two past housesitting references, Police Check and Covid
19 Vaccination Certificates. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

builder/renovator/handyman in exchange for approximately six
hours of work per week. Assistance needed to renovate a cottage
over two to three months (negotiable) starting ASAP. We are
situated at Goomeri, within one hour from Gympie in Queensland.
The work hours can fit in with your needs/schedule. A fair
arrangement will be dependent on your skills, abilities,
experience and age. Your own tools, transport and positive
attitude are essential. Having a pet is negotiable. Only
trustworthy, thoughtful, respectful and careful persons need
enquire. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Australia. I’m seeking a fully self-sufficient couple or
individual to camp on my farm. I am developing a new farming
operation, located approximately 25 kilometers from the town of
Merredin. I require a physical presence to deter any would be
opportunistic thieves or trespassers. Some basic experience or
knowledge of livestock is an advantage, no physical work
involved, just keep an eye on stock for any obvious illness or
injury. There are limited facilities on the farm, but it is
connected to town water. I will be working away for the next 12
months on a two week on, two week off roster. During the two
weeks off, I am at the farm, so the caretakers can head off
exploring. I can supply genset fuel and a weekly account at a
grocer in town for basic supplies and groceries. This position
would suit someone looking to park up out of the rat race and
save some money while the Covid Pandemic works itself out. Please
call for more info on my mobile at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM HELP NEEDED from people in their own RV. We have a working
cattle property and wedding venue. We are located in The
Whitsundays, Queensland, 12 kilometers from Proserpine. We are
looking for a couple or single person to help feed our animals
daily. We have three pigs, a couple of horses and some cattle
locked in yards, and a water garden. There is no heavy lifting,
only light duties. We are happy to have people all year round and
currently looking for helpers. There is a site for a caravan with
water, power, bathroom and laundry facilities. Please contact

GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS WANTED to get an established Farm Cottage
Garden back into shape for future “Farm Stay Accommodation”.
In lieu of gardening, accommodation will be provided in this
three bedroom fully furnished farm cottage along with a vehicle.
Confidence using all gardening tools essential. We are Beef
Cattle producers (Raff Angus) with both Stud and commercial Angus
cattle located in the southeast region of King Island called
Lymwood. One month is the preferred duration of the stay
commencing as soon as possible, however this is negotiable.
Unfortunately due to Covid border restrictions we will not be
able to cater for people from Victoria or New South Wales. If you
are interested and living in Tasmania, then please contact me
initially by email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

a land management capable couple or person who loves mowing and
gardening and is mobile with their own caravan/RV to live
on/caretake and upkeep the Kuranda Pony Club grounds in Myola
Kuranda. Three acres of mowing and trimming with club equipment
and fuel provided in lieu of rent and capped power. Person(s)
will need proof of residency and a blue card. Spectacular area
amongst the rainforest and by the Barron River and very welcoming
for nature lovers. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience COVID Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, you can Google


WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED for a solo or couple live-in caretaker
to help maintain a nonsmoking ranch facility without kids in
Northern California. This position requires being comfortable in
a rural setting and understanding the demands of farm life. We
are 40 minutes from the closest town. This live-in position comes
with a fully furnished mobile home with utilities as well as a
monthly salary. Pay is based on experience. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days however if both parties are content the
contract can be long term. Must have a current California
driver’s license and legal status. Must have handy skills and
general maintenance experience, including but not limited to
fence mending, light carpentry, painting, groundskeeping,
gardening, irrigation systems, equipment operation, security,
must like animals as assistance with pet care is needed. More
important than anything is a can-do attitude and a willingness to
learn with no drama. Serious applicants can apply to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Northern California Farm “in
the subject line for forwarding purposes.

exchange an RV site for caretaking my place in Willow Creek.
It’s a nice level site in town, with power, water and septic
included. Would like a year round occupant. I would prefer no
animals. If interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any

small ranch in Salinas, California. This is a work exchange for a
beautiful place to live and an opportunity to do good for others.
You would be responsible for feeding our seven horses morning and
night and help with repairs around the ranch as needed. The
exchange is for 20 hours of work a week and any time beyond this
is paid hourly. We are open to retired horse whispers or anyone
with horse experience. We have kept our seven best horses to
start up a local therapy program for those going through a loss
or difficult time. We are not doing this for profit as we just
want to give back to our local community. $16 - $18 hour is paid
for work beyond the exchange. If you are interested, please email

GENERAL CARETAKER NEEDED in Valley Center, California. This is a
work trade situation. Responsibilities include: animal feeding,
mending fences and building structures for mechanic and
irrigation. Trade the work for free housing, and there is $100 a
day for extra work past this exchange. For more information,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for year round maintenance
worker(s) for our 55+ senior RV park/mobile home community in
Niland, CA. Full-time hours available for a single worker or
part-time hours for a couple who would like to apply together to
get the job done. Job Duties will include: General housekeeping
and maintenance of facilities (Rec Hall, bathrooms and showers),
grounds maintenance/landscaping, perform repairs as needed,
routine maintenance of swimming pool and spa, dispose of garbage
around the park, and assist with additional duties as needed. Pay
is $15.00 an hour. Benefits: rent and accommodations may be
provided and is negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

AN INNKEEPER COOK is needed for a unique Inn located in the
charming mountain town of Idyllwild, CA. The annualized income
will range between $40,000 and $50,000 with housing accounted
for. We are very flexible, but the ideal candidate will have at
least two years of lodging management experience or other
comparable guest-service-oriented backgrounds. Training provided.
Couples are welcome and each will pay by the hour. The Innkeeper
or one of a couple needs to be a good cook and provide food
service through an on-property fast-paced food truck. The
Innkeeper’s primary responsibility is front desk guest service,
property management, and housekeeping. The owner handles sales,
marketing, financials, legal, and Human Resources. The Innkeeper
must be willing to be hands-on in all areas, help housekeeping
with quick turnarounds, laundry, and occasionally plunge a
toilet. To apply, please send your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a caretaking opening for RVing hosts.
This hosting position is at our remote day use firing range. We
are looking for the proper individual or couple who is wanting a
southern California RVing location. The property is a secluded
fee for use area, located in the chaparral covered northern San
Bernardino National Forest. We are conveniently located close to
I-15/215, and 210 freeways. Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino
are easily accessed. The facility is located at the 4,400’
elevation in the shadow of Mt. Baldy, highest peak in the San
Gabriel Mountain range, and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area,
in the Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The adjoining communities are
still rural, however a large mall and other amenities are a half
hour drive. Low humidity, without extreme temperatures, makes for
a comfortable environment the majority of the year. This is a
controlled use area. Activities in a developing controlled
shooting range include the use of firearms and archery equipment
from designated locations at designated targets. A tolerance of
firearms is expected. The firing range is open seven days a week.
The hosts are expected to maintain a presence on the property
after hours, merely as a deterrent to unauthorized entry. The
applicants should be mature and responsible individuals or
couples who are self-sufficient, reliable, dedicated to a
commitment, and independent. The facility is active from 08:00 to
4:00 in the afternoon, with light traffic on the paved road after
hours. Host positions are seasonal. Applicants are expected to
have a clean, self-contained RV, and should be able to provide
proof of insurance and current registration. A tow behind the
vehicle is a plus. The host area is separated from the shooting
area by approximately 70 yards. Currently, conditions are
primitive, boondocking experience is preferred. Ten hours per
week, per person, twenty hours per couple covers the cost of
weekly sanitation service, potable water deliveries, as well as
an alternative power source, propane. Pets are acceptable, as
long as shots are current and they are kept under control. Local
activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching,
stargazing, 4-wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, gold
mining and panning, and peace and quiet. This could be a fine
situation for active retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the
outdoors and enjoy people in moderation. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Please email Greg for an
application and to schedule an interview at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please note that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an equal opportunity
recreation provider.


need a part-time, live-in person, for a high-rise, leasehold,
apartment building, located in the west end of Vancouver, BC.
Work times will be Friday pm to Sunday pm, with statutory
holidays and vacation coverage for manager’s days off. Duties
will include: covering manager duties, picking up garbage around
the building, grounds, and garbage bins, walking the property,
checking entrance ways, laundry rooms etc., replacing burnt out
light bulbs, general caretaking, responding to the emergency
phone, and writing a daily report. The ideal candidate will be a
mature, reliable, experienced person, with Canadian citizenship.
This is well suited for an active, semi-retired person.
Remuneration will be in the form of rent compensation (in the
Relief Manager’s unit, a one bedroom apartment), plus benefits.
No pets please. Please email your resume and contact phone number


day operations of a Toronto residence and will work with a team
on the oversight of a vacation home in France. In France the
candidate will work with the French Estate Manager to ensure
high-level management of the property, including any major
construction and maintenance projects, and assist with the upkeep
of household manuals. In Toronto, the candidate will be much more
hands-on, and be responsible for all the details of the home.
Both homes have appropriate housekeeping staff. For both
residences, the successful candidate will be one that thrives in
an environment with defined processes and standards. They enjoy
maintaining and developing the manuals and checklists that
support a well-organized home. The position requires a high
energy individual with an excellent work ethic and a sense of
pride in work well done. And importantly, the candidate
understands that all assigned tasks are taken on with full
ownership, and seen through to completion, in a timely manner.
This role requires that the candidate be comfortable working in
close collaboration with a very hands-on homeowner who cares
greatly for their home. Daily “touch base” meetings, weekly
reports, and an open and constant dialogue define the management
style of the principal. Finally, both homes are highly cultured,
semi-formal, but are kept to the highest standards. Duties: work
with all staff and services to maintain household and property
standards, train and manage all household staff, ensure that all
household manuals are regularly updated for both residences,
keeping the Toronto manuals current and working with the French
House Manager for the manuals in the home in France, manage all
household inventories, screen and oversee all trades and
services, including contractors and construction projects for the
interior of the home., coordinate with the Head Gardener for the
oversight of all exterior trades, oversee household security and
safety; ensure that protocols are maintained by all staff, manage
all maintenance systems, organize major storage areas in the home
and offsite, do event planning, execution, and logistics;
entertaining is hands on and to the highest standard,
installation of holiday décor, vehicle maintenance and
occasional driving, have the ability to be hands on with all
housekeeping roles if required, including cooking, managing the
food system including, biweekly food plans, data entry into the
recipe database, inventories, etc., and assisting as required
with food and meal preparation. Must be legally entitled to work
in Canada, with a valid driver’s license and passport. Must be
fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The salary is competitive,
according to experience. Three weeks' vacation, a house car will
be available for work duties, and other benefits are provided.
The starting date is as soon as possible. To apply, please email


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 the laundry facilities are 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


FULL-TIME, ON-SITE property manager/caretaker/maintenance needed
in Steamboat Springs at a private Estate including three
buildings, with 12 bedrooms total. We rent to one group at a time
hosting weddings, retreats, and reunions. Live your dream life in
the mountains while helping contribute to a thriving business. We
are looking for a team player, someone who understands this is a
lifestyle position where the guest experience is the focus.
Skills required: maintenance, fixer-upper, customer-service,
CPO-certified, self-directed, mature, proactive, and
well-rounded. No dogs. To learn more, you can visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email your resume to

walk up apartment complex in Aurora is seeking an, experienced,
mature, reliable live-in individual. Some duties will include
cleaning and grounds keeping, managing, renting apartments,
collecting rents, move in/out paper work, answering the phone,
tenant requests and general maintenance. This is a full-time
position. Remuneration plus benefits available. To apply for this
job, please email your resume and contact phone number for a
follow-up phone interview to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED in Jamestown, in Boulder County. Lots
of building maintenance, all of the yard work you'd ever want to
be a part of, and do you like vehicle maintenance? Yeah, there is
quite a bit of custodial work too. You should be acquainted with
various trucks, cars, ATVs, backhoes, dozers, graders, able to
drive standard, automatic, road work, culverts, lots of tree
works, trail work, ESP, snow shovels, spin casters, fly rods,
jackhammers, wood working, woodpeckers, vacuums, garden hoses,
fire hoses, rope swings, big swings, trash cans, out houses, pond
scum, have a good memory, sheetrock, tire chains, skiing,
boarding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, timber frame, first
responder, star gazing, sawmill, SEL planes, chainsaws, concrete
work-a-plenty, painting, roofs, ladders, climbing- trees and
rocks, hiking, crawling, laughing, landlines, punch lists,
drills, rope work, doing rope work without ropes, know your
animals, love your neighbors, learn even more first aid, cell
phones, email, more tree work, and the list goes on! Yep, we
know, you are an amazing personality and you should be able to
cap it too. Seriously - this is an amazing thing going on, come
on and put in an application and a resume and get an interview,
this won't last long. Also, you should have some ten or more
years of skills built up. We are an amazing group of people doing
amazing things. It is worth quitting what you're doing, if you're
the right person. Good pay, retirement plan, paid sick days, paid
vacation, personal days, personal space, and maybe a bit more
included. House provided. It's a nice three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, with one (two car) garage, all utilities (excepting
internet) paid for. To apply, please email your resume to


sought for a prestigious sporting property in Devon. The
property, which is open to the public for two months of the year,
hosts regular shooting parties during the season, (a maximum of
25 people) and private tours in the summer months. The Principals
are busy professionals and so are seeking flexible, proactive and
responsible candidates to ensure the smooth running of the
property, in addition to managing the in-house staff team. There
are two full-time Housekeepers. No gardening or maintenance is
required, as this is done by a separate team. The house is in
formal surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere. In-house training
is carried out for all staff on a regular basis. The usual
working hours are five days a week and 40 hours. During the
shooting season, candidates will be expected to work evenings and
weekends and, occasionally, a six day week. This position comes
with a self-contained, two bedroom apartment within the main
house with its own entrance and car parking space. Sorry, no
children or pets. An excellent salary will be offered to the
successful candidates. Must have clean driving licenses and have
good IT skills. Please apply by mailing your resume and


Orlando. This is a live-in position. Must have a good knowledge
of cattle, horses and animals, and be hardworking, organized, and
detail-oriented. Looking for motivated and self-starting
individuals (willing to work as a team with others). No smoking
or drugs. There are eight buildings and property to be
maintained. Must have general knowledge of all functions
pertaining to farm work, including but not limited to fencing,
building maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment, and handyman
skills, cleaning inside and out. Serious inquiries only. Please
send your complete resume, references and salary requirements to

WE ARE IN SEARCH OF A CARETAKER COUPLE to help maintain a 2,500
acre privately-owned ranch in the Ocala, Florida area, along with
its dwellings. The ranch is seeking a highly motivated full-time
couple who can assist the owner, ranch managers, and all ranch
employees in all day-to-day ranch activities which may include,
but are not limited to: using tractors to maintain the fields,
planting food plots and clearing brush; planting spring and fall
food plots; predator management; keeping feeders full and
operational year round fence monitoring and maintenance;
maintaining game cameras; keeping tree stands clean and in good
condition; maintaining equipment in good working order; working
with any sub-contractors, as necessary; building and maintaining
relationships with local vendors; guiding hunting guests on an
as-needed basis; maintain the dwellings on the property;
maintaining the grounds; maintaining the privacy of both ranch
owners and guests; and be willing to fulfill special requests as
needed. Excellent time management and organizational skills
required, along with a high degree of professionalism and
understanding of the importance of discretion. Private housing is
provided with full kitchen facilities, utilities, and internet.
Competitive salary offered. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
in Wildlife and Fisheries, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology,
or a similar field. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. minimum, and be
a self-starter and hard worker, with experience operating heavy
equipment. Applicants may be subject to a background check and
are expected to maintain the privacy of the properties. Must be
well groomed and presentable at all times. Previous ranch
experience is a plus but not required. To apply, please email

WANTED - Domestic female live-in in Ft. Myers, Florida. Over 30
years old, please. Immediate position. Reside in a beautiful
villa with your own private bedroom/bathroom. Small dog friendly.
Tend to an 82-year-old woman on a walker in her own suite.
Responsibilities are keeping a tidy house, and three meals daily
for Lois. You may have to refill the meds every two or three
weeks. Lois takes her own medication daily. In exchange for
living in a country club you have food, all utilities, internet,
and $200 weekly pay. We have a non-drinking household. Covid free
CDC card. Beautiful setting. Country club heated pool, Jacuzzi,
gym, clubhouse. Lois plays a game on Thursdays from 2 to 4,
needing assistance getting from her walker onto her scooter and
walk her to the clubhouse and then retrieve her afterwards. The
Villa has an extra bedroom for family daughters to visit, then
you’ll have time off. You can have a job if you like, Lois
prepares seven breakfasts weekly and you can prepare seven
lunches also. We would prefer that you be home for her dinner
time. And it is absolutely necessary that you sleep over every
night. This is a seven day a week job but has much free time
throughout each week. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Florida (30 minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and
garbage, and up to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman,
woman or couple working 20 hours per week on the property. Full
hookup, 50 amp, provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding
ducks and fish. There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is
passable. RV’s up to 38 feet have been here. If interested,
please send a note and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.


A CHATEAU IN NORMANDIE (LISIEUX) needs a housekeeper. This
magnificent property, with historic listed buildings, with
grounds for horses, forest, apple cider field, needs a
responsible housekeeper. The candidate will have some experience
either or in gardening, forest, animals, mechanics, or cultural
center activities. He or she will have a driving license,
references and basic French. Conditions are negotiable. This
position requires a long-term commitment with serious
credentialed candidates only. If you are interested, please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Island, GA. Great benefits: salary commensurate with experience,
partial health, and newly constructed home inside a national
park. Responsibilities: Four houses, multiple vehicles, powerboat
operation, grocery shopping, house cleaning. Must have good
people skills, basic mechanical, and carpentry, electrical and
plumbing skills sufficient for maintenance and minor repairs.
Boating experience required. Please send your cover letter and


WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY for a Property Caretaker. Aloha, I’m
seeking a person(s) or couple to take on a work trade opportunity
in Opihikao. Ideally looking for experience with a sustainable,
off-grid property. Landscaping, gardening, plumbing, electric,
carpentry, and cleaning skills. The space is on multiple acre
property with natural Hawaiian views and ocean views. The space
is partly furnished, a one bedroom space, with a kitchenette,
refrigerator, and outdoor shower. There is a new compostable
toilet that needs to be installed. Looking to trade a place to
sleep with power and hot water for 15 - 20 hours of work per
week. Help with maintaining the grounds, general handyman work
inside and out, house cleaning, and possible house sitting when
the owners are out of town. The ideal candidate(s) should have
experience in building structures/dwellings and working with
off-grid systems (solar, catchment, etc.) Our goal is to build a
few more dwellings on the property with off-grids systems as
well. Cell service in this is area limited (AT&T and Cricket
seems to work best.) Please send your resume and references via

exchange your environment for the tropics. We have a 2.25-acre
estate in Kona, and are in need of an individual with finish
carpentry skills, light plumbing and electrical, painting, and
general maintenance. We could entertain a couple for this
position, with the second party doing 18+ hours weekly
housekeeping duties. This commitment is for a minimum of 90 days,
however if all parties are content the contract can be long-term.
This position will be open as of now. If hired, one can expect a
round trip ticket from your nearest major airport to Kona,
Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide you with private
hi-end accommodations, free cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a
week, gourmet breakfast and dinner daily, 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. No drug
use, no smoking of any kind, and responsible alcohol use! We are
not excepting applicants who intend to bring children or pets.
The applicant must have his or her own health and auto insurance
coverage. This is a “Work for Hire” position and does not
imply employment. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in
shape and strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will
work 35+ hours a week to upkeep our estate. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience and be
proficient in the following areas: there are occasions where we
have projects which include sanding and painting, pressure
washing, and tiling. It is also important to have some skills in
plumbing and electrical. We undertake many small and large
projects that need to be accomplished in between the general
maintenance responsibilities. A fully equipped woodshop is
onsite. You must be proficient and competent in using the
following; saws (miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll,
plunge circular, tile saw, and Sawzall), multi-tool, tenon and
biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills and drill press, Dremel
tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish sprayers, and a rotary
laser. In addition to the use of the above tools, you would be
responsible for the maintenance and light repairs of these tools.
We have over 50 different fruit and spice trees and bushes,
vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with
rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is fabulous. We all work
hard here, and we believe in quality over quantity. Our motto is;
“If you undertake a project with us, do it to your fullest
potential, or don’t even bother” We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. 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 give me a call to set
up an interview (I can do Skype, zoom, and FaceTime) and please
send me your resume and references, as well. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Aloha and mahalo! Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject
line of your email. My response should be received within 48


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in Reykjavík from August 14 to August 27,
2022. This is the twelfth year in a row XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
offers projects in the Botanical Gardens in Reykjavík.
Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with
nature, using renewable energy sources such as geothermal power.
About two thirds of the population of Iceland live in Reykjavík
including the metropolitan area; over 200,000 people. The
world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between
Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula
with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. Visitors
easily experience the pure energy at the heart of Iceland's
capital, whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the
natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively
culture and fun-filled nightlife. The Botanical Gardens are an
outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961. The garden
is open to the public and free of charge. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers will be doing general park maintenance and assisting
the horticultural staff tending to the collection of perennials,
alpine trees and shrubs in the garden. The garden organizes
guided tours and events throughout the summer, the volunteers may
assist in their preparation. These special events are all related
to the general aim and work of the garden and some of them are
carried out at short notice. The work can be repetitive as
general gardening tasks tend to be and most of it is outdoors.
The project starts early every weekday: working hours are from
8:00 - 15:00, except on Fridays, when work finishes at 12:00 as a
part of an ongoing research into shortening the working week.
Volunteers have to be motivated to start work early in the
morning, but in compensation they will have more free time in the
afternoon. No previous experience is necessary. As it is outdoor
work, volunteers must be ready to adapt and be flexible with the
working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we
may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities
planned. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will stay in an equipped
house, in a beautiful setting in the Botanical Gardens of
Reykjavík, which are located about four kilometers from the
center of the city. 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


FULL-TIME CARETAKERS NEEDED for a remote backcountry lodge in
Cascade, ID. Looking for a couple (we would consider the right
single) to finish out the winter season at the lodge for us. It
is snowmobile access only, off-grid. There is no phone service
but there is good dependable satellite internet (Wi-Fi calls).
General maintenance and housekeeping required. Pump gas for drop
in snowmobilers and serve burgers and quick food, we also rent
cabins and do some meals by reservation. We need someone ASAP!!!
Would hope they could finish out the season (until late May) but
would consider a commitment through March also. This position
also has the potential to be year round. Room and board with
negotiable wage provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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.


October (ish). This is a beautiful private island, with a
high-end campground plus events. The caretaker basically lives in
a tent all summer! Composting toilets, solar showers, food, small
weekly stipend, off-duty time, and end-of-season bonus provided.
Great people stewarding in an incredible place. Any/all
experience preferred: hospitality, housekeeping, carpentry,
landscaping, and trail maintenance. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with interest and experience.  


Innkeeper(s)/Manager(s). Set on an eight acre farm on Martha’s
Vineyard, this position offers the opportunity to oversee the
development and direction of a top-notch hospitality team,
assuring a warm and gracious welcome to all guests.
Responsibilities include managing reservations, phone, and
digital inquiries, offering concierge service for local
activities, managing vendors, ordering inventory, cost controls,
and housekeeping management. Working in concert with the Chef,
the ideal candidate will also help manage and oversee food and
beverage operations. Must have a passion for customer service,
the ability to thrive in a dynamically changing environment,
while working independently to run the Inn as if it were their
own. This position will report directly to the owner. Please send

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.


HAVE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED of running a cozy Cottage Inn on an
idyllic island? The adventure of a lifetime at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX awaits. We are looking for a friendly and
active person, or couple, to live on the property and host guests
at our historic 14 room bed & breakfast from May through October.
Just steps away from Main Street, Downtown Mackinac Island, Lake
Huron, and miles of gorgeous trails to discover. Visit with
guests in the common area, rock on the wrap-around porch, tend to
a small garden in the yard. To begin your most memorable summer
yet, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a responsible, mature
caretaker for an onsite, live-in position in Hutchinson, MN.
Responsibilities include checking people in and out, reporting
occupancy to the manager, light maintenance and housekeeping. A
two bedroom apartment and bills paid along with pay on the 1st
and 15th of every month. Must be able to pass a criminal
background check and drug test. Please reply by texting your


LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE RAT RACE? An elderly couple with
magnificent secluded 130 acres and year round stream, need
person(s) with experience, maturity and energy to help do organic
gardening, landscaping, assist with building projects, general
maintenance and cleanup, some housekeeping and back-up
caregiving,  25 hours per week. Compensation includes RV hookups,
free utilities, and five acres to build your own home on.
Income-producing opportunities include use of sawmill,
greenhouse, high tunnel, shop and equipment. The ideal
candidate(s) would not have kids or pets, and would be organized
and tidy. Please send your resume and references to

CAMP HOST COUPLE OR SINGLE WANTED in Bevier, MO. We are a 78 site
family oriented RV campground in rural northern Missouri. RVers
are offered a full hook-up site, salary, and Wi-Fi from May 1st -
October 31st. Days off are Tuesday and Wednesday. Check guests
in/out as needed. Assist guests to the correct camp site if
needed. Maintain campground regulations, sell/deliver ice and
wood, turn off slip-n-slide in the evenings or bad weather. Do
nightly security checks around quiet time, and additional
optional jobs available for $10.30/hour. Assist the groundskeeper
with mowing, weed eating, etc. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE interested in working four miles
from Yellowstone National Park in Cooke City, Montana at our
small eight unit Motel. Requirements: Must be able to pass a
background check and have a valid driver's license. Please no
pets, children, drug users or smoking. Must have customer service
skills and like to interact with people and be friendly and
honest. Office experience such as front desk, office and computer
skills, email, calendar and social media a must. Job Duties: live
onsite and perform all motel operations including but not limited
to front desk, housekeeping and laundry. We pride ourselves on
cleanliness. You will answer phones, take reservations, greet
customers, check in guests, take payments, complete daily
balancing and reports as needed and other duties as assigned.
Rooms must be turned before 3:00pm for check in. Need experience
with online reservations such as ResNexus, Booking.com and Airbnb
a PLUS. One person must have knowledge of basic maintenance
skills to maintain the property and take care of flowers etc.
Must be able to work as if the business were your own. **Looking
for a couple interested in a long-term commitment**. The
management couple will live in our on-site two bedroom 2011 home
with all utilities, Internet, DirecTV, etc. paid. Two days off,
one week and one day off the next week. Salary will depend on
experience with bonus. The start date is May 1, 2022. Will need
to arrive the last week of April. Please send your resume and


Villa di Corliano – Livin’ the Villa Loca 
Interests: travel, snowshoeing, hiking (doing the Portuguese
Camino in May), reading, paragliding, red wine, good coffee
Quote: “Just do it!” Nike. And “in the end, we only regret
the chances we didn’t take” Lewis Carroll

Cindy Sheahan

	I'd been talking with friends about unplugging from real life
and traveling the world. While reading The Caretaker Gazette, I
saw a listing for a caretaker in Tuscany. My friend excitedly
said, "This has your name written all over it!". A 15th-century
villa in Tuscany, between Pisa and Lucca, was seeking two-month
commitments for caretaking at the estate. All that was required
was to contact the Count (yes, a Count!) and let him know you
were interested and go from there to see what happens... 
	A quick email to Agostino letting him know I was beyond
interested...he asked for two letters of recommendation, a photo
and a quick bio if available, and a short email detailing why I
was interested. The job consisted of watering the estate's trees
and flowers every day, picking up litter every morning from the
previous nights' festivities, and occasionally assisting for an
hour or so at weddings and other fancy events held at the villa
from time to time. These chores might take two hours or so each
day, and then I was free to explore the area, making sure I was
back by 8 pm each evening for security purposes. And I was free
from these duties one day each week in case I wanted to leave the
villa overnight. In exchange for these simple tasks, I'd be given
a small studio apartment up the spiral staircase above the
kitchen (like Cinderella!), complete with bed, desk, tiny
kitchenette and private bath. I was intrigued!
	I had seen a profile in another issue of The Caretaker Gazette
featuring a previous caretaker who took the same position, and
contacted her with a couple of questions I had about the
caretaker's position. She was happy to answer and give me some
insight as to what was expected on a daily basis. After reviewing
my submission and keeping me on pins and needles for a few
months, Agostino let me know that the summer months were
available -- was I?  Um, yes! We agreed, discussed some details,
and I got busy making plans to spend the summer in Tuscany. I
landed here in Tuscany in an incredibly amazing 15th century
villa as a caretaker for two months, with free accommodations and
my very own room, all for spending just a couple of hours each
day doing some flower watering and picking up any bits of trash
that may have blown in.  
	Villa di Corliano is a gem, owned by the same family since the
mid-1500s and situated halfway between Pisa and Lucca - two
delightful, important and historic cities in the Tuscan region of
Italy. Agostino Agostini (the Count) and his wife Roseanna (a
Countess now by marriage, but a Baroness in her own right!) own
the property and take such pride in making sure everything is
well run and beautifully kept. They live in nearby Pisa, but stop
by almost every day to check on things (maybe to check on me and
my not-so-amazing watering and gardening skills!). Many famous
people have stayed at the Villa throughout history, including the
poets Byron and Shelley,  assorted kings, dukes and titled
nobility from around Europe, Mary Shelley, the author of
Frankenstein, and possibly the toddler Galileo Galilei, who
Agostino believes was here with his parents many, many years ago
in the 1500s. The estate consists of the main house with an
imposing entry hall, grand ballroom,  formal office/study, the
owner’s deluxe apartment for when they stay overnight or when
the bride and groom stay after their fairy tale wedding at the
villa; a large well-equipped cucina (kitchen) downstairs,
charming breakfast room, assorted other rooms, and 10 beautiful
bedrooms available to rent from the lovely Leonardo and vivacious
Veronica who contract with Agostino to run a bed and breakfast
within the estate.
	A couple of lucky people live onsite at the Villa full time –
Maximillian, a lanky, tall, bespectacled and always cheerful
Italian man who does yoga every evening in the gardens at sunset
and keeps forgetting that I don’t speak Italian, and an older
man whose name I don’t know, who smiles and bobs his head
enthusiastically and says “Bongiorno!!!” every time I see
	There’s an old stable, used now for storing the gardening
tools, riding mower and the many, many chairs and tables on hand
for le nozze (weddings), celebrations and parties that can be
held at the Villa. There’s also a chapel onsite with a small
crypt below.
	Another outbuilding is the oil mill. A beautiful classic
edifice, the roof has fallen in and rendered it unusable. There
are old stone baths in this building – a thermal spring runs
under the property and once, the baths were used as soaking tubs
for “taking the waters” but now this building is used for
storage as well (Side note – San Giuliano Terme, a cute little
village with the world-renowned ‘bagne’ (thermal springs and
baths) is just about a mile down the road from the Villa, and has
a 5-star hotel with spa services, soaking pools, mud baths and
other dreamy services available, which I will avail myself of

A view of Villa Corliano

Artwork dating to the 16th century in the Villa

	The grounds, about three hectares (7+ acres) are lush and green.
Palm trees (I, for one, did not realize palm trees grew in
Italy!), ancient cedar trees, lush hydrangea bushes with plump
pink-spotted flowers causing the stems to bow from their weight,
pink, white and red wild roses, English ivy, potted flowering
plants and shrubs (which all need to be watered every day by me!)
and two stone fountains - one with a plethora of goldfish and a
couple of croaking frogs watched over by an ancient crumbling
statue of a young boy, the other small pond containing seven
nervous turtles who, immediately upon hearing me approach,
nosedive into the murky water to avoid being seen.
	There’s a spectacular ginormous tree, said to be planted in
the early 1800s, called The Freedom Tree, under which you can sip
espresso or cappuccino and enjoy a cantuccini or sfogliatine
(Italian pastries) outside the cafe in back. And everywhere on
the estate, geckos of all sizes can be found – some as tiny as
a child’s finger – colorful, prehistoric-looking lizards that
scurry up the stucco walls of the estate and dart into the
bushes, annoyed to have been splashed and disturbed from basking
in the sun as I water the flowers each evening.
	But the main attraction at this palazzo is the artwork to be
found within (and upon) the walls here. Frescoes cover the
ceilings, the hallways, the entryway, the ballroom walls…even
the outside walls are decorated with ‘graffiti’. Painted by
Andrea Boscoli in 1592 and Nicola Matraini in 1750, these
original murals are simply incredible. Many of the paintings are
allegorical, and some feature astrological and mythological
beings and gods and goddesses. There are dragons, cherubs,
nymphs, minotaurs, tortoises, unicorns, angels, lions, fruit,
princesses, centaurs, winged creatures, satyrs, kings and more.
	As well as the frescoes, there are statues, busts, family
crests, old photos and delightful decor around every corner and
in every nook and cranny. Even the steep spiral stairway to my
tiny room has beautiful frescoes covering the old stone walls.
	In the sitting room is a concave wall in which a fountain has
been created using seashells. Water flowed and cascaded down the
various levels of shells until it reached the bottom. In the
center of the fountain, there is a dragon above a mythological
face. A few feet away, above the mantel of the fireplace, is a
lever in the wall that the host could twist to enable smoke to
come out of the dragon’s nose. An amazing party trick in its
day, I am sure!
	My accommodations are so much more modest than the rest of the
villa – a simple terracotta tiled floor in a stark stucco room
with a tiny single bed upon a wooden platform (think
“convent”). A desk, microwave and toaster oven from the
1980s, a convection hotplate from IKEA, two dishes, two glasses,
a few mismatched bowls, a wine glass that I pilfered from the
coffee shop downstairs, a dorm-sized fridge, an ancient 12” TV
that may or may not be connected to cable (I haven’t tried
turning it on yet), and a small bathroom with bidet and a shower
stall. This tiny room is where I sleep, make salads and write,
and like Cinderella, I must be back at the villa every day by 8
pm in case guests have questions or will be late arrivals, so
that Leonardo and Veronica can head home and know that someone is
onsite for such a situation. And when weddings are here at the
manor, I am expected to assist with guests, pointing them in the
direction of il bagno (the bathroom) or showing where parking is
available. I am able to take off from these ever-so-pressing
responsibilities one day a week, and have planned a couple of
overnights in Florence, the Cinque Terre, Siena and Verona so
that I can explore at my leisure without having to hurry back on
the last bus of the day, which is around 7 pm.
	Meals are not included. I make my own coffee and breakfast and a
big salad for lunch, then grab cheap pizza or pasta for dinner
(€10 for pasta and vino). The rest is whatever you’d spend
for fun – bus to Pisa, train to Florence for the day…
	Ahh. Did I mention the place is haunted? Of course it is. An
ancient legend says that the ghost of Teresa della Seta Bocca
Gaetani still roams the halls of the villa. She was a beautiful
woman from an ancient Pisa family who married Count Cosimo
Baldassarre Agostini in 1755. She visits occasionally, moving the
tapestries and draperies in the villa, or slamming doors and
windows. During a full moon, she has been seen in the driveway,
guiding a carriage drawn by six splendid horses, and her laughter
can be heard in the cellar and kitchen of the villa. Ghost
Hunters International, an Italian paranormal TV show, filmed a
couple of episodes here, complete with electro-magnetic field
radiation detectors, ambient temp sensors and other
ghost-tracking devices. If you’re so inclined you can find
these on YouTube.
Meeting the Count and his lovely wife, hanging out with Leonardo
and Veronica, Alyssia and Oriana from the B&B and meeting people
from all over the world that came to stay at the villa was an
experience I'll never forget. Being able to explore the Tuscan
countryside, pop over to Florence for the day, spend an overnight
in Verona to see Andrea Bocelli at the Arena Coliseum and hike
the Cinque Terre were experiences beyond compare.
	The Gazette offers life-changing opportunities to those willing
to say "yes!" I'm scouring the latest issue to find my next
unforgettable experience...

Detail of the Villa's exterior


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in Clyde Park, MT from
May 31, 2022 forward. Year-round position available for the right
fit. This position includes tending to horses, goats, hens,
rabbits, cats, plants, property clean-up and TLC. Prefer a
single, clean, tidy, fastidious, responsible, conscientious,
non-smoking, minimal drinking homebody who has an outside income.
This is not a position for someone who commutes. It’s a perfect
situation for an artist, writer, seasonal worker, retiree, or on
line employee. Horse care experience desired and I prefer no
pets. Require a strong, healthy non-smoking individual who is
observant, tidy, respectful of other people's property, loving of
animals, good communicator, able to lift 50# feed sacks, deal
with snow, be handy and able to make small repairs. Excellent
references, and resume requested. A lovely home and utilities
provided in exchange for am/pm chores and TLC! Nearby is skiing,
grocery, Post Office, bank and gas. Available now! Please email

operation located in the beautiful Big Hole Valley, in Wisdom,
Montana, in a semi remote area. This is a year round position or
part-time available. Located 10 miles from the local ski resort,
with endless miles of snowmobile/ATV trails, and close to three
local, awesome Hot Springs. There is excellent hunting and
fishing in the area. It is physically demanding work. You will
operate a heavy chainsaw often. There is lots of snow
clearing/rooftops/parking area, etc. Deliver cut and split
firewood to the house and cabins. Handyman skills needed. We
offer a free cabin stay in exchange for 15 hours of honest work
per week for a single person and 25 hours per week for a couple.

CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE. A working cattle ranch-owning family
near Fishtail, Montana is looking to fill a part-time caretaker
position to assist the family matriarch. The family is dedicated
to land stewardship and sustainable practices and seeks an
industrious, innovative, and responsible individual(s) committed
to a similar ethic. Primary duties will include:
* Care for and upkeep of several houses and outbuildings
including flower gardens, lawns, trees and landscaping, and a
vegetable garden
* Routine animal care for horses, chickens, wild birds 
* Miscellaneous repair, maintenance, garbage transport, and
errands as needed
* Managing the website and bookings, turn-overs for a vacation
* Transparent communication of schedules and work plans
* Assisting an elderly woman with tasks as needed
Secondary Duties:
* Pasture weed control, irrigation, and fence maintenance
* Snow removal, limited 
* Care and maintenance of basic equipment 
* Ability to prioritize and communicate work and schedule based
on changing conditions/seasons
* Experience with carpentry, construction, and painting
*Knowledge and experience with gardens and
* Experience caring for horses, fowl
* Ability to lift 50+lbs
* Enthusiasm with a sense of humor and strong work ethic
* Eagerness to learn new tasks and skills, well organized and
* Good driving record
The start date is May 1st, 2022, with a sixty-day probationary
period followed by a one-year contract (potentially renewable).
Compensation: Housing with high-speed internet, phone landline,
garage/shop, access to the ranch for firewood, hiking and
fishing, skiing etc. Estimated seasonal hours: 40 – 50
hours/week April - September; 5 - 15 hours/week from October -
March. Competitive wage and vacation time to be negotiated. To
apply, please send your resume and three references to


horses, a dog, and cats. This is a long-term opportunity for a
capable and dependable animal lover. Need someone experienced
with horses and ranch life. Cleaning corrals, barn, and feeding
horses. Lawn maintenance. Feeding cats and dog when owners are
away. Handyman skills are a plus. Place for RV in exchange for
approximately 20 hours of work per week. Time would allow for
outside employment which is abundant in this area. Your own horse
or dog is possible. Located at the edge of the beautiful
Sandhills and four miles from Lake McConaughy and its white sand
beaches. It’s very quiet and serene on 60 acres of prairie and
small woodland to wander. Abundant wildlife, exceptional birding.
Explore the North Platte River and historical sites nearby.
Approximately 25 minutes to town for groceries and gas. This is a
great opportunity for a writer, artist, photographer seeking
solitude and inspiration. No drugs, smoking or hard drinking.


RANCH HOUSESITTER needed from March 1 through June 30. 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 starting March 1 until the end of June. Thanks.


SILVER CITY, NM. Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include: feeding
livestock guardian dogs, maintaining the electric fence, and
water system. Large RV with all utilities furnished.
Approximately 10 hours of work per week. More hours possible.
Starts early April to mid-November. Please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo
mountains of northern New Mexico, has available the position of
assistant innkeeper/housekeeper for the summer season April
through the end of October 2022. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
remote, destination Inn on the National Register of Historic
Places. Typical schedule, subject to change, is two days a week
as housekeeper and three days a week as assistant innkeeper to
supplement our current staff. On-site housing is provided in
addition to salary. Applicants must be self-motivated,
detail-oriented, and absolutely dependable. Previous experience,
excellent references, and background check are required. No pets,
please. Friendly work environment in a spectacular setting. For
more information about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email

houses/grounds for absentee owners. Our ranch is located in the
Southwest desert adjoining the Guadalupe Mountains. Lawn and
vehicle maintenance including handyman skills required of him.
She will perform housekeeping, light laundry and help with
grounds maintenance. Mechanical aptitude, ability to operate
large equipment, some knowledge of cattle and horses all pluses.
This is a long-term position with nice housing, utilities, ranch
vehicle and salary. Please send your resume with contact info,
job skills, prior employment history with employer names, dates
and responsibilities, education level with graduation date and
salary requirement. We will answer questions and provide more
detail after receiving the above information. To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is known for its beautiful organic gardens,
providing healthy food to our kitchen and guests. We are on a 330
acre site in a secluded valley, in the heart of the Catskill
Mountains. Our campus is 70 acres with 24 buildings. We have .75
acres producing vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs,
flowers, berries, and a wide variety of both cultivated and wild
and medicinal plants. Our gardens and grounds are one of the
faces of Menla, and their beauty and care is an important part of
our culture and tribute to the land. Our Head of Horticulture for
the past seven years is moving on, and we are looking for a Zen
Gardener who brings a sense of spirituality to the work at hand.
This position is full-time, from April 1 – November 1, with
possible part-time work through the winter months for the right
candidate. Possible very affordable year-round on-site housing
for the right candidate. Essential Attributes and Skills: 5-10
years of growing diversified organic production. Integrated pest
management knowledge. Strong aesthetic, tidy. Able to work in
difficult climate conditions (rain, cold, heat, and humidity).
Able to lift 50lbs, bend, kneel, twist, and reach. Able to drive
a large truck. Flexible and resilient. Able to live in a remote
valley in a region with no cell service (though we do have
high-speed Wi-Fi). Friendly, enjoys engaging with a wide range of
visitors into the gardens. Basic hand tool skills, fence repair
and small repairs as needed. Able to organize volunteer projects
and instruct volunteers with little skill and no experience.
Self-motivated and responsible, able to work independently.
Strong observation skills, ability to assess needs of a
particular project, and solve in a sustainable manner. A desire
to continually learn and ability to research specific issues
around horticulture and ecology as needed. Understanding of the
Catskills ecosystems is a plus. Responsible for: High yield
production 3/4 acre of vegetable/flower/culinary herbs/berry
gardens for use in the kitchen from seed starting to harvesting
to putting the garden to sleep. Maintaining and improving
landscape beds throughout the property, using deer resistant
plants. Clearly communicating budget needs. Floral arrangements
for use in the reception area and dining areas. Indoor plant
care. Seasonal container flower plantings. Continued ecological
restoration work, removal of invasive species and maintaining
areas which have been cleared. Interacting with guests who enjoy
the gardens and grounds, including garden tours when appropriate.
Working with the maintenance and kitchen team to ensure a robust
compost system stays strong. Resources: A 600 sq. ft. glass
greenhouse, two small sheds and plenty of tools, and a garden
truck. You will be part of the maintenance team, and we have a
wood/metal shop, onsite mechanic and heavy equipment operator.
This is not a 9-5 job. 35 - 40 hours/week required. We understand
that there needs to be flexibility built into the position to
work with weather and available assistance (for example when
there is a work/study crew or volunteers). Pay for a residential
employee starts at $17 an hour. Pay for local applicants starts
at $20 an hour. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 February 20 through June 1. A one bedroom/one
bathroom cottage on our property will be provided to the
housesitter. Must check on the main house daily, bring in the
mail, and make sure that the gardener and pool person show up
each week. If interested, please email some information about
yourself and your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for seven personal horses in exchange for a
cottage in Manlius, NY. I need a dedicated horse lover. Charming
cottage on a private horse farm is offered in exchange for horse
care five days per week including one weekend day. We are in need
of part time help 8am - 12 noon and for evening barn chores from
4:30 - 5:30pm. Some flexibility is available when coordinating
with other staff. This will allow for freedom for you to work off
the farm, or attend college classes if desired. Work
responsibilities include all aspects of horse care such as
turnout, stall cleaning, feeding, blanketing, stable management
and specialty care for show horses. The farm is located 12
minutes from Cazenovia, 20 minutes from Morrisville and 30
minutes from Syracuse, NY. The cottage includes a covered front
porch, an eat-in kitchen, newly renovated bathroom with stand-up
shower, two closets, a loft bedroom and a spacious living area.
There is also an efficient wood pellet stove for heating.
Electricity and water are included. One small well behaved pet
considered. The cottage will be available ASAP. A paid working
trial of two weeks is required prior to moving to the property to
ensure a good fit. Equine care experience, own transportation,
previous employment references and rental references are
required. This is a wonderful opportunity for any horse
enthusiast who is looking for private country home. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE NEED A HOSTEL ASSISTANT MANAGER for our hostel in Auckland.
Must have experience living in hostels and be confident and
friendly talking to guests, be reliable, fun and a team player
and be able to commit to at least three months though longer is
preferred. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a chilled out hostel, located
five minutes from Queen St and K'rd and central to all the
Auckland suburbs. This position is best suited to a backpacker as
it is a live-in position. A free private single room is provided.
Duties include running the reception, guiding the housekeeping
and cleaning team, relaying back to the manager, good
communication, cash handling, back office, reservation
management, guest relations, etc. Must be self-motivated, with
attention to detail and love the hostel life. Mixed shifts, five
days a week, 8am - 4pm mainly though could involve some evening
shifts. Around 35 - 40 hours a week and $22.85 plus annual leave.
A private room is also provided for free along with laundry and
unlimited Wi-Fi. Only apply if you can live in. Please feel free
to give us a call to discuss at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Due to
border restrictions please only apply if you are in New Zealand.

in our lovely freshly renovated lodge in Paihia -
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are based seconds from the beach in the
beautiful Bay of Islands! Work each day consists of doing various
cleaning tasks around the hostel - making beds, servicing rooms
or cleaning bathrooms etc. We provide comfy staff accommodation
with Wi-Fi and laundry. You have access to kayaks and the pool.
With the government rules this is paid work, doing up to 12 hours
per week, ($20.00 + 8% holiday pay) so you must already hold a
valid Working Holiday Visa and have an IRD number. This is a
live-in position - your accommodation will be in our staff dorm
room and fees for this will be deducted from your weekly pay. We
are looking for people to stay a minimum of a month during the
busy summer. Please apply in person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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 2022. If you’re a dog-loving person, you’ll love it here.
I will need to check your references. For more details, please


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, Ohio. This management position
will provide many diverse situations requiring well developed
people and estate management skills. The qualified applicant will
possess eight to ten years of direct estate management experience
on high end properties. Strong people management and
organizational skills are mandatory. A goal oriented approach to
projects, issues and challenges is essential. The proper
maintenance and pristine care of the many residential buildings,
structures and expansive grounds will require this manager to
make independent and sound recommendations while maintaining the
highest degree of quality standards. There is an opportunity for
a spouse, as a part-time, seasonal cook during the summer months.
The focus of this 20 - 25 hour/week cooking position would be the
preparation of meals using fresh vegetables and fruits from the
family’s large garden. Experience in canning and preserving is
required. The workplace is a respectful and a very productive
environment. This position offers 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. Thank you.


how to milk a goat, knows irrigation and sprinkler systems, and
enjoys living in a self-sustaining community environment.
Mechanics and construction skills are a definite plus! We are
located southwest of Grants Pass on Jerome Prairie Road. Looking
for one person, and no pets preferably. We do not want pot
growers, drugs, drinkers, cigarette smokers, whiners, drama, or
unresolved mental/emotional baggage, and no criminal history.
Been there, done all that! We just want someone who lives
healthy, and is calm, intelligent, skilled, mentally stable,
appreciative, and pleasant to share our charming little paradise
with. That didn't used to be a hard thing to find but now it
appears to be. My husband (a woodworker) and I (a writer) are
60'ish, semi-retired, and we have four mini Nubian milk goats, 15
hens, and a lot of dogs. We have a nice, clean, modern fifth
wheel to live in, plus all the milk, produce, and eggs you can
eat, in trade for work, plus we require $200 for
utilities/expenses. Serious inquiries only please. Please call


CARETAKER NEEDED IN LATIN AMERICA. Seeking a highly responsible
individual or couple to oversee our tropical 5-acre property and
home located in a quiet canyon in the Chiriqui state of Panama
(one hour from the beach, rain forest, and Costa Rican border).
Responsibilities: mowing, trimming, light planting, building
maintenance, general security. Nine-month post from March 15 -
December 1, or could be year-round for the right person(s). In
exchange, free accommodations in your own secure cabana with
covered outdoor kitchen, indoor shower, hot water. Internet
available for those with remote work. You will need income to
cover your daily living expenses. Prefer someone with experience
living in Latin America or similar. English required.
English/Spanish preferred. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, has a unique business opportunity for a
couple to run the Club’s hospitality service business, lodge,
and grounds care. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in
Northeastern Pennsylvania, our club has over a hundred year
history of hunting, fishing and outdoor activities with a strong
dedication to conservation. Established in 1901, we are seeking a
couple to care for its 1,250 acre property. The 13 bedroom lodge
is situated facing a private 350 acre lake with a private
caretaker’s home attached. The couple will be responsible for
caring for the lodge, preparing meals for members and guests,
housekeeping, grounds keeping around the lodge and in the woods
when required, and general maintenance as needed. Living
accommodations (a three bedroom lake view home), all utilities,
paid vacation and health insurance included. Please email resumes


family seeks an experienced and hands-on professional to assist
with the management and maintenance of their main 15,000 sq. ft.
private residence with guest houses and a 2nd residence in
NEWPORT, RI. Able to work autonomously and make high-level
decisions and minimize outside influences impact on Principal(s)
and act as point person on daily estate matters. The ideal
candidate must be outgoing, energetic, discreet, with experience
working in private households. Must be self-motivated,
self-driven, no job is too big or too small, very hands-on, and
willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. This person
should have intermediate knowledge of household exteriors and
interiors, ability to work at heights on occasion and the
mobility and flexibility to navigate tight spaces and lift and
carry heavy objects (at least 50 lbs.). Comfortable with being on
your feet for long periods of time. Experienced with hand and
power tools. Provide direct supervision (including screening and
overseeing) of outside vendors, contractors, construction and
renovation projects, maintenance of grounds, autos, etc. Review,
negotiate, and approve invoices for utilities and services
provided by vendors on the property across all residences. Serve
as the sole point of contact for contractors and external service
providers. Able to anticipate next steps by thinking creatively,
solving problems, and taking the broad perspective to make the
Principal(s) lives easier. Oversight of all deliveries; and
primary point-of-contact for renovation projects and general
maintenance of residences. Understanding of home automation
systems (entertainment, lighting, security, etc.). An
intermediate knowledge of mechanical systems and maintenance
routines for HVAC, Wi-Fi, oil fired heaters, hot water, floor
heating, and water circulation pumps. Familiar with FloLogic, an
automatic main water shutoff plumbing monitoring system and
Lutron and LED lighting systems. Hands-on duties such as pressure
washing, daily checking mechanicals and controls systems in
addition to snow removal, and maintenance to landscape lighting
and irrigation. Conducting inventory procurement of household
supplies as needed, including grocery shopping, and personal
items. Always keeping properties guest-ready (interior and
exterior). Running errands and adhering to special requests as
needed. When housekeeping staff is not available, assist with all
aspects of general housekeeping and daily cleaning of residence:
vacuuming, dusting, sanitization, making beds, dishes and garbage
disposal, etc. Safely drive the Principal and guests to and from
destinations including offices, appointments, meetings, airports,
events, assisting with luggage and packages, opening doors.
Caring for all vehicles including cleaning the exterior and
interior, checking for engine oil, inspection, washing,
registrations, insurance, and always ensuring the pristine
condition of the vehicles. Additional care of the snow blower,
air compressor, and a backup diesel generator is necessary.
REQUIREMENTS: On call for 24/7 and able to perform small repairs
and handle things personally but also can identify when the task
requires outside vendors and will do what it takes to provide a
concierge level of service. SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, must
be flexible to work weekends as needed by the Principal(s). Must
be available after hours in case of an emergency. COMPENSATION:
Negotiable, along with room and board, car and more. The owner is
on site in season (May/June - September/October). Please email
your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


nurses) to help take care of the animals on the tiny island of
Mayreau, St Vincent and The Grenadines. Mayreau is the smallest
inhabited island of the Grenadines. This is a great opportunity
to live in self-contained free accommodation and sample the "old
time Caribbean" on a very friendly, unspoiled island (population
270), in return for help in looking after the welfare of all the
island animals, including our own rescue dogs and cat. You must
like dogs, cats, and farm animals. We are vegetarian and vegan
friendly. Wi-Fi available. To learn more about us and to contact


Central Scotland. We are looking for a couple who are
self-motivated with a flexible attitude, and take a logical
approach to tasks required. Previous experience in a similar role
would be advantageous and assisting in all areas including
housekeeping, cooking, laundry, gardening and maintenance is
essential. Driving licenses are essential and you will be
expected to work as necessary, meaning long days, evenings and
weekends, not all the time but when the family are in residence
but especially during school holidays. The package includes
self-contained furnished accommodation. Please apply by mailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


RESIDENT COUPLE NEEDED for an historic plantation perfectly
situated midway between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. One
should have excellent fine finish carpentry skills to work
full-time on plantation structures. The other person could work
full-time in either gardening, house painting, or housekeeping.
The job includes a spacious one and one half story brick house
with pool on the plantation, along with a $70,000 per year
salary. All inquiries should be by phone to


September 2022. Must have your own RV. The job duties will
include maintenance, groundskeeper, and retail. Compensation will
be full RV hook-ups and a salary. To apply, please send your
resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a privately-owned ranch in
Sunnyvale, Texas. We are looking for a reliable and motivated
Ranch Caretaker Couple team to manage many aspects of this
privately owned ranch. Duties include: upkeep of fencing, mowing,
landscape, ranch buildings, and equipment as well as running
errands as needed to support ranch activities and assisting the
ranch manager, general maintenance and management of the interior
and exterior of the residence, structures, and grounds, general
repairs around the ranch and within the home, clean and dust
furniture, baseboards, windows, equipment, walls, etc., clean and
disinfect sinks, countertops, floors, toilet, mirrors, tables,
chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, etc., sweep, mop, vacuum
and/or hand scrub floors using brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners,
identify potential safety or maintenance issues and communicate
them to the owner, empty trash cans and recyclables into disposal
areas, replenish supplies in restrooms and kitchen, assisting
with the care for animals on the ranch, assisting with setup and
teardown for events, always keep property at guest ready level
throughout the year, organizing and managing contractors,
supplies and inventory acquisition, and other special duties as
assigned, and must be able to assist in all areas of hospitality
while working with the owner and/or other family members. Must be
physically fit to perform the job duties, to include lift/carry,
use of ladders and tools, etc. Must have the ability to maintain
good relationships within the community, guests, as well as the
owner. Must be able to safely operate a tractor, truck and other
equipment including power and hand tools, and have the ability to
work autonomously. Please email your resume to


FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER (or daily, living off-site)
position available caring for a 30-acre property in central
Vermont that is a corporate and family retreat. The owners are
long-term employers who use the residence on the property
throughout the year for business and personally. The property is
used for corporate, social and family events. Fantasy Island is a
gorgeous working farm located in Marshfield, VT. We have many
animals ranging from beautiful pheasants, chickens, ducks and
peacocks to cows, alpacas, llamas, mini horses, and big draft
horses. So many more in between. We take pride in providing the
best care for the land and our animals throughout the year in all
the seasons. The farm is a family retreat as well as a working
Airbnb, corporate and social event grounds. We are continuously
expanding, adding more attractions to the farm and more animals
to the pack! We hope to find a person(s) (couples welcome) who is
just as passionate as we are about the place and looking to
better it each day. We are looking for a property caretaker(s) to
oversee and execute the daily operations and tasks of the
property. You will provide ongoing maintenance, repair,
remodeling and care of the property. The caretaker(s) will be
responsible for the following, but not limited to: mowing lawns,
gardening, painting, cleaning of the main house/guest house,
guest interactions, cleaning/maintaining animal corrals,
feeding/taking care of animals, riding/training the horses,
building/repairing buildings on the property, building/repairing
the fence line, cleaning garage buildings and barns, snow removal
in winter months, basic plumbing and electrical repairs, enforce
rules and regulations, perform equipment maintenance, and
diagnose problems and contact the appropriate vendor(s). The
caretaker(s) must be mechanically inclined and experienced in
mechanical repairs (i.e. small engines), repair work and
lawn/outdoor land maintenance. The caretaker(s) will work on
projects to update the buildings on the property (renovation
work) and will complete these projects themselves and contract
out when needed (e.g. electrical, plumbing work). Must have a
knowledge of horses and animals, as well as riding. The caretaker
must be aware of their limitations and meticulous in their
actions to avoid causing larger issues. This property is seeking
long-term caretaker(s) who can step into and keep it running.
Full housing is available, there is room to board one horse, and
a salaried option and other benefits. To apply, please email your

hiring someone with high standards to clean our cabins, manage
the laundry, and ensure that all cabin supplies are maintained.
As the sole manager of the five cabins, you will be in charge of
our customers' first impression upon arriving at the property. We
offer free housing, internet, and heat in a small furnished
studio apartment with a private entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and
a beautiful view of the Vermont Mountains. The job can be
part-time hourly or full-time salaried. We are flexible on
compensation for the right person. $500 bonus in the first week,
paid vacation (additional unpaid vacation in slow season
available if desired), with an annual bonus. We also offer farm
produce, eggs, and cheese subject to availability. The job is
physically demanding and you must be capable of pulling the
cleaning cart with supplies, equipment, and laundry between the
various buildings in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate
will enjoy living on a farm and appreciate Vermont winters and
all the surrounding area has to offer. Please send your resume
and cover letter (no phone calls please) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


unique property in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We designed and
built this 6,500 sq. ft. home to retire in and pass on to our
kids almost 20 years ago. The home overlooks Back Creek, which
draws deer, herons, turkeys and lots of beautiful native
wildlife. We did not expect to leave, but had an amazing
opportunity and decided to leave our home. We now live outside
the US. We started in 2019 with the concept of doing a proper
BnB, but COVID cut that off, and we pivoted to a VRBO type
rental.  The property is unique and has huge potential. Without
any real marketing we were able to fully rent the property by the
week through the summer high season. Currently we are profitable
at just 33% occupancy!  We are looking for someone to come and
live at the property, maintain it and help market and build the
brand as a high end retreat center and family gathering space
starting April 1st, 2022. You can learn more and see photos at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If this sounds interesting to you we would
love to talk to you. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced operator. This
is an opportunity to run your own business on Blakely Island, a
private island community in the heart of the San Juan Islands.
The store and marina have historically operated May through
September. Revenue sources include: sales of food, beer, wine,
clothing, sundries, souvenirs, fishing and other marine related
gear; coin operated laundry and shower facilities; and a share of
revenues from fuel sales and transient moorage. An onsite two
bedroom apartment is provided. For more information please

couple to manage and maintain our 5-acre historic farm on
Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment with beautiful
west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic mountains.
Includes a modest salary of $1,200/month, utilities, and
internet. Large, sunny garden and abundant fruit trees waiting
for a green thumb. Around the clock love from all farm animals
including watchdog Ellie, our herd of a dozen sheep, and our
wonderful donkeys, Mack and Jimmy. Strong work ethic, attention
to detail, mechanical intuition, farm caretaking experience and
three year commitment required. Duties include: Lawn care: mowing
and weed-whacking; garden, orchard and vineyard care; animal
care: hay, grain, and water along with routine
medical/vet/farrier procedures. Manage inventory of feed and
supplements. Maintain farm equipment: tractor, riding lawn mower,
various gas powered tools, etc. Preventative maintenance and
mending of fences, gates, stalls, etc. Comprehensive job
description available. Please email your resume to

experience necessary, with caretaking responsibilities. This
position involves the management of a 45 acre oceanfront
property. There is lots to do and lots to enjoy! The ideal couple
would enjoy living on a beautiful piece of paradise and help in
maintaining it. The owners provide private housing with utilities
paid. We are looking for caring people who are sensitive to
caretaking and capable of handling the estate management.
Artisans welcome! We are really looking to share this property
with good people with the intent that we would help each other
out. Please respond with references and experience to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking full-time Managers/Caretakers to
oversee the daily operations of the lodge. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a year round recreational facility nestled in the Cascade
Mountains, one mile south of I90 on Stampede Pass Road. You can
learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants should possess
knowledge or prior experience in a hospitality or related
business. Experience in financial management or accounting is
desirable. The ability to communicate effectively and warmly with
lodge members and their guests is highly desirable. Experience
and knowledge of building maintenance is necessary as well as
mechanical aptitude. Duties include reservations, snow cat
maintenance, maintaining cleanliness of the lodge, bathrooms,
sauna, hot tub and laundry as well as snow removal from common
areas. The Manager/Caretaker position is a team. Couples are
encouraged to apply. A modest apartment, utilities and basic
satellite TV are included. The position is structured as a
renewable one year contract, 10 months paid salary of $24,000 and
two months non-paid vacation in the off-season between April 1st
and September 30th. Trollhaugen is a non-smoking facility. Please

CARETAKER NEEDED on a tiny ranch near the Canadian border, 38
miles from Colville, WA. Seasonal three to four months from May
to September. This is a tranquil country location. Need a
self-motivated person willing to do outdoor as well as a few
indoor tasks between two to three hours a day such as gardening,
watering, brush pile burning, and tree trimming. Most weekends
off. Must be able to operate: small backhoe, chain saw, riding
lawn mower, and DR trimmer. Mechanical and computer skills are a
plus. Couples are welcome, but only one paid position is
available. If the Canadian border is open, it’s five miles to a
Walmart, otherwise it’s 15 miles to a grocery store. Indoor
bedroom available in a separate building, or your own RV. This
spot in the forest would suit the artist type or someone seeking
solitude. To inquire please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants
must include three non-family telephone references.

Caretaker Couple. Come live in nature’s wonderland with orcas,
seals, herons, eagles and more! Henry Island lies off the
northwest shore of San Juan Island, Washington. It’s accessed
by boat or floatplane so boating skills are essential. The work
on our 13-acre estate involves property upkeep, systems
maintenance, grounds cleanup, supervision of contracted work,
window cleaning and handyman fixes. The caretaker also services
various equipment such as small watercraft, utility vehicles, and
outdoor gear. Exterior maintenance includes a hot tub, dock,
irrigation system, and cleaning metal roofs and gutters. Must be
smartphone and computer capable to keep expense logs and service
records. Housekeeping needs include cleaning, some laundry and
caring for an organic garden. Housing and associated costs are
provided as well as flexibility for one person to do remote work
part-time. Salary and benefits depends on experience. Please
email your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pristine, rural Wyoming working cattle
ranch with guest facilities located 30 miles northwest of
Cheyenne along the eastern slope of the Laramie Mountains. After
17 years our loyal cook/housekeeper/guest coordinator is
retiring. Ideally, we are seeking a dynamic, personable couple or
an individual to help with the day-to-day operations of both our
ranch and event destination, The Stone House. The busy season
begins in April (winters are fairly quiet), with prepping for
summer weddings and various retreats and fly fishing. The hunting
season begins in the fall when trophy big game hunters from
throughout the United States come to the ranch. We seek an
accomplished cook who can prepare meals for both small and large
groups and can also perform housekeeping and cleaning while
overseeing general upkeep. There is also a need for someone to
manage the ranch facilities including equipment operation and
maintenance, fencing, grounds and gravel road maintenance, weed
control, etc.  Experience with cattle and general ranch work
would be desirable. Seeking a strong work ethic, the ability to
be flexible and solid references. Housing is available;
preferably no children or pets. Please email

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED for a private ranch in north central
Wyoming. The ranch is leased for cattle grazing in the summer
months. There is a river running through the ranch. There are
extensive improvements including the owners’ home, ranch
manager’s house, guest cabins, the shop, equipment buildings,
roads, bridges and fences. The ranch caretaker’s primary
responsibilities would be repair and maintenance of all the
improvements, grounds maintenance, landscaping, road maintenance,
and plowing. This position is for one person, but there would be
potential part-time work for a spouse, and cooking and shopping
for the owners occasionally. The owners are looking for a
caretaker who will live on the ranch year-round. This is not a
cattle and horse job. Required experience includes: carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, mechanical; equipment operation and
maintenance; grounds maintenance, landscaping; and general
computer skills. Please do not call. Please send your resume to


Seeking a housesitting/caretaking position in Whitefish, MT in
June. I (Sophie) am a teacher and my husband (Colton) works in
construction. We are a responsible and outdoorsy, young couple.
We both have experience housesitting and animal care. You can
reach me at my provided email to schedule a call/interview.

Southwest Michigan - South Haven area. Seeking a live-in Property
Caretaker/Personal Assistant arrangement. A healthy,
conscientious man with many years experience can provide capable
support in many facets of life: landscape maintenance/gardening;
general (light) maintenance/repairs; cleaning; painting; house
and pet sitting; organization; administrative/office help; errand
running; elderly care; etc. Please contact Brian by calling

Traveling female artist crossing the country west to east seeks
short-term (up to two week) assignments. I cook, very light
housework, mending, errands with your car, can care for dogs,
cats, a few goats, sheep, chickens, koi, etc. No horse
experience. I have a 21’ RV and need power and water, if
possible. Teach drawing, watercolor doodling, can make card
designs with landscape, house or pet portraits, and more. Please

Dependable, trustworthy, single, 62-year-old man,
non-smoker/drinker, seeking a housesitting position. Will
safeguard/maintain home/farm and animals. Rural/remote areas
preferred. Have many years of experience. Great references
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Hardworking, organized female is seeking a long-term housesitting
or caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. I am a clean and
quiet individual who can manage a busy schedule, keep on track,
and complete a multitude of tasks. I have years of experience
with hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. I will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to me
at vanessaxenia@gmail.com Thank you.

Pro caretaker experienced ranch and property management for hire
as of March 2022. Full line construction in all phases. Currently
developing a tiny home village, new sewer, water, electric, well
ponds, irrigation, tree felling, and am the Manager for 31 units.
Heavy equipment operator and mechanic to include small engines.
Have my own tools. Some innkeeping full line cook experience
catering. Remote locations are OK. Looking for housing on the
property and wages. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (I’m
currently in New Mexico).

Ornamental Horticulturalist with a strong background in property
management looking for an Estate Caretaker position. My name is
Kyle Mike and you can contact me by email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Current resume and professional contacts
are available upon request. Willing and able to relocate.

Personal Chef/Companion/Caregiver seeks a Live-in/Work
opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have over 10 years’
experience serving seniors and clients with special needs. My
name is Jeri. For qualifying certifications and references please

Couple looking to housesit around the Salem/Boston Massachusetts
area this Spring. We’re great with pets and can take care of
your home and property as if it’s our own! Can provide great
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker couple seeking a position in Tennessee (possibly the
surrounding states). He is skilled in heavy equipment operation,
maintenance, iron working, roads maintenance, and carpentry. She
is skilled in livestock care, business management, accounting and
guest ranching. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Searching for a vacant building (or land) in Maryland. Perhaps a
former hospital, closed motel, former resort, park land, former
boarding school, unused college dorm, farm, or church. Must be at
least ten acres with facilities to accommodate twenty to thirty
families and kids. Life Force, the company I volunteer with,
desires to start a rehabilitation center to house displaced
families and or children in need of temporary housing and
retraining. Zoning would allow for horses and sheep. Cottages
and/or small buildings would be allowed around a central core.
Hopefully the site would have water access. Also planning for
small agriculture plots for teaching purposes. Foremost desire is
for ten acres and necessary zoning. Please contact

Retired single, non-smoking, no drugs, gentleman from South
Carolina experienced in house/apartment/cat/dog-sitting. "Gigged"
in NJ/MA/VT/VA/NH and NYC. Meticulous, detail-oriented, no
dependents or posse included. Have references from homeowners,
landlords, pastors, and co-workers. Was a military brat (USMC) so
we moved a lot. Managed a small resort in Cape Cod, volunteered
at a refugee camp on the Mexican border, was a pianist at a
Spanish speaking church there, front desk hotels/motels in the
Great Smoky Mountains, volunteer and pianist for the Salvation
Army for 13 years. In New York now. Willing to travel a
reasonable distance to meet. Prefer a minimum of two months.

Adult couple that have returned to school to complete their
degrees seek a cottage/casita on large absentee vacation estates
in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, or within similar
areas in exchange for house sitting, interfacing with
maintenance, contractors, landscapers, pool maintenance, etc.
Will also prep the primary residence for arrivals and provide
on-site security. He has over 35 years of construction and
electrical experience and she has over 30 years of executive
assistant experience. Seeking a six month to one year term.

Trustworthy couple is looking for an estate or yacht in the
Southeast Florida area. In exchange for use of an estate or
yacht, we provide house and petsitting, overseeing staff and
armed security (concealed weapons permit). We have an outside
income, and we are 30 year Florida residents and business owners.
We are open to other similar opportunities, seasonal or
long-term. References available. Please call

Farm Caretakers Available in the Derry, NH area. We will protect
and maintain your farm property for the privilege of living
there. Caretaking provides an immediate response to plumbing,
electrical and heating emergencies. It also includes safeguarding
buildings, livestock, equipment, crops, woods, roads, fields, and
water systems. Location must be in New Hampshire and no more than
a two hour driving time from Derry, NH. Please text

Looking for farm or ranch work. I’m a 20-year-old male living
in Central Texas currently. Looking for a place where I can
continue to learn the trade of cowboying while pulling my own
weight. I am not the most experienced but I live my life with
integrity, a strong work ethic, and a constant desire to learn. I
can operate equipment, weld, do construction, and much more.
Please feel free to call/message me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
any questions or references. I’m willing to travel anywhere.
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XENIA STUDIO began with the quest to find a beautiful yet simple
pair of earrings that was affordable but not fast-fashion. When
owner Vanessa couldn't find what she was looking for, she taught
herself how to make her own jewelry. The result is a line of
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of shapes in pleasing color palettes. Xenia Studio's mission is
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 	Over the decades many of our advertisers and subscribers, both
property owners and caretakers/housesitters, have discussed their
healthcare situation and possible insurance options/alternatives
with us. My wife and I dropped our current medical insurance when
the premiums jumped to $2,000 per month with a $12,000 annual
deductible. We switched to a $354 per month healthcare program
for called Medi-Share.
I wanted to send you some information about Medi-Share as I
thought you might be interested in their affordable healthcare.
Like us, you and your family could join their community of
400,000+ who share in each other's medical burdens. Since 1993
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If you would like to learn more, please go to
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who is a Member Development Specialist at Christian Care Ministry
at 800-772-5623 extension 2224.
I hope this helps!
Take care, Gary C. Dunn, Publisher THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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 caretaker@caretaker.org with “Costa Rica Property For
Sale” in the Subject Line.

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back” by volunteering at state parks or wildlife refuges?
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. In 2005, the
handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then, became my
pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true happenings
during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the open range
while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into usable
cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later in the
other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among wild
cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin’ out in Arizona’s
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s your chance to ride along
with me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining intro with many colored pictures at lastdkcowboy.com
or write lastdkslashcowboy@gmail.com

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