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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

THIS IS OUR 242nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 41, Number 2      

March/April 2023        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
 
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 13 countries
Caretaker Profile
The Caretaker Gazette is so much more than a job, it's a
life-long relationship  
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA 

ANCHORAGE HILLSIDE CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
responsible for providing basic services at four popular
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. The job duties for the
summer season include restroom cleaning, garbage pickup, visitor
counts, incident reporting, visitor interaction, and other duties
as assigned. Requirements of this position include working with
minimal supervision, exercising good judgment, and maintaining
high maintenance standards. The winter season duties 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 snow depth is adequate). Experience in
winter-based activity is especially helpful. The time commitment
is Summer: five months, 5/1 to 9/30/23; Winter: 10/1 to 4/30/24.
A furnished one bedroom caretaker apartment will be provided,
located above the ranger station. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FACILITIES MANAGER NEEDED. Tasked with maintaining the physical
infrastructure of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, this summer seasonal
position is one full of problem-solving and learning
opportunities. Train and supervise a small crew. This highly
skilled position requires a broad knowledge base. $4,500 -
$5,500/month, plus tips, free room and board, travel stipend, and
health insurance. The full job description and online application
can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM! The newly remodeled XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is off grid in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a couple.
Caretakers have use of the main building and a private room for
when guests are present. Winter needs snow removal, maintain heat
in buildings with wood heat and monitor heaters. Summer includes
mowing and general maintenance of equipment. Year-round duties
include: turnover guest rooms in the main lodge, monitor off grid
(new) solar and wind system battery bank, report fuel inventory
and generator operating system. The 20 acre property is located
on Ermine Lake. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

OUR LOVELY “ARIZONA VICTORIAN San Franciscan adobe historical
– 7 room inn” needs an Innkeeper(s) to welcome and register
guests; to provide continental breakfast, housekeeping/laundry,
timely room turnover, detail attention, and common area
cleanliness. The property needs: one who provides security,
curiosity (pool skimming, water plants, etc.) and attention to
our guests as well. Social, self-motivated, disciplined, able to
work hard sometimes long, rewarding hours, proactive, ability to
anticipate situations and environment, conscientious, kind, and
respectful. Professional yet genuine in one’s disposition and
positive attitude. Minimum three years of prior Innkeeper
experience, OTA’s, ThinkReservations, social media, Canva, and
marketing skills. Background in hospitality is required.
Quarters: quiet and private, near the pool/spa. Historic Ol’
carriage house and kitchen “out buildings” have been
connected and lovingly restored, prior owner’s residence. We
are grateful and honored to offer this as a respite for our
Innkeepers. Please send a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
potential employment. Thanks.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Wentworth Point, New South Wales for
a private hotel. This would suit an active single retired senior.
Clerical and handyman skills would be an advantage. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN OUTBACK CARETAKING sheep and cattle property is seeking an
active outdoor couple with their own van who would like an
outback caretaking experience. Our 40,000 acre sheep wool station
is located 8.5 kilometers west of the popular tourist town of
Barcaldine. The start date will be as soon as possible, and the
length of stay is negotiable. We provide a site for your van,
power and water, access to a bathroom and laundry, and a weekly
retainer. Caretaking responsibilities include tourist camp site
maintenance, stock/water runs, watering and mowing the house
garden, and minor/light maintenance jobs. For suitable
individuals there may be ad-hoc opportunities for participation
in a paid station work. We are near Barcaldine and have excellent
mobile coverage across the property. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.
 
URGENT HELP REQUIRED. We are a cattle and stock horse property,
located 38 kilometers north of Injune, Queensland at the southern
end of the beautiful Carnarvon Ranges. We are seeking a couple or
single person who is looking to take a break off the road for a
while and enjoy our beautiful area and give me a hand around the
homestead. I am currently on the long road of recovery from ankle
surgery and cannot manage everything that needs to be done. You
would be helping around the homestead, maintaining the grounds,
some housework, feeding cats, chooks, dogs, birds, etc. The
mustering team is arriving at the end of January for a week, so
you will also be required to help with preparing meals for the
mustering crew, and delivering lunch out to the cattle yards.
Your own caravan is required, and you will have access to power,
water, laundry, and toilet. Pets are welcome but must not chase
stock. Start ASAP and stay as long as you want. I would prefer
four weeks or more. The hourly rate of pay is negotiable. There
will be plenty of time to explore this beautiful area. Weekends
are yours. Please feel free to contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Bundarra, New South Wales. Located on
the banks of the beautiful Gwydir River, this 1,600 hectare
property is 45 minutes to Armidale, Inverell and Uralla. The
caretakers can spend four to six months exploring this beautiful
area of New South Wales. You must be capable of doing some light
maintenance and moving the odd mob of cattle. A comfortable three
bedroom air-conditioned house with furniture provided. Dogs are
welcome. If you are in New South Wales, please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED in Southwest Queensland. A pensioner
couple is needed to help out in the daily running of our caravan
park. You must have your own accommodation in a caravan motor
home or similar. There is only small pay for this job. Free rent
and power are provided. Must be reasonably fit and active,
honest, and reliable. Groundskeeping and housekeeping experience
is a must as well as good customer relations. The ability to
operate a cash register and EFT machine is needed. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, South
Australia. We are seeking a caretaker couple to manage our small
community owned Caravan Park. Your own accommodation will be
necessary. We are pet friendly. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

AN OUTBACK CARETAKING sheep and cattle property is seeking an
active outdoor couple with their own van who would like an
outback caretaking experience. Our 40,000 acre sheep wool station
is located 8.5 kilometers west of the popular tourist town of
Barcaldine. The start date will be as soon as possible, and the
length of stay is negotiable. We provide a site for your van,
power and water, access to a bathroom and laundry, and a weekly
retainer. Caretaking responsibilities include tourist camp site
maintenance, stock/water runs, watering and mowing the house
garden, and minor/light maintenance jobs. For suitable
individuals there may be ad-hoc opportunities for participation
in a paid station work. We are centrally located to tourist
attractions, a short drive on bitumen to the town of Barcaldine
and have excellent mobile coverage across the property. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CARAVAN PARK HELP NEEDED in the Yass area, in the Southern
Tablelands of New South Wales. I am looking for a couple to help
us with our park situated on the banks of the lovely Lake
Burrinjuck. The main duties would be the cleaning of amenities
approximately three hours a day and help in the shop on some
days. This is a paid position including a free powered site for
your RV. There will be lots of free time to go fishing and
exploring. Please ring XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Roma, Queensland. Duties include monitoring
and maintaining fences and water supplies (electric bore and
dams) and maintain the lawns (a zero turn mower will be
supplied). A sound knowledge and experience with livestock would
be advantageous. A single cottage and work vehicle will be
supplied. This position would be very suitable for a
pensioner/semi-retired caretaker. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed on Fraser Island, off
the eastern Queensland coast, starting around the 10th of
February 2023. This position is unpaid (a monthly remuneration
will be paid for barge and petrol costs to collect your
supplies). We are looking for a couple, long-term, who have
cleaning and handyman skills and who will take pride in keeping
the two cabins and surrounding areas extremely clean and tidy.
You will be living remotely so please take this into
consideration. There is a shop, hotel and petrol bowsers, beach,
and bowls club close by. There is plenty of time to relax, fish
and surf. Swim in saltwater rock pools and freshwater lakes. Take
inland drives to pristine rainforests and catch a crab or two.
There are plenty of attractions to keep one occupied. Your
accommodation will be a two-bedroom, one bathroom cabin with
laundry facilities set in a private area away from the rental
cabins. It includes a well-appointed kitchen with all cutleries,
crockery, saucepans, and utensils provided. The lounge dining
area is fully furnished. The kitchen has a gas stove, microwave,
two refrigerators, one chest freezer and a dining table with four
chairs. There is a comfortable three-seater leather lounge plus
two leather recliners in the lounge area with satellite
television. All rooms are complete with furniture and ceiling
fans. There is an indoor clothesline in the breezeway. The
outside area supports a gas barbecue and fire pit with seating in
a landscaped garden with an outside clothesline. Grow your own
veggies in the well-established vegetable garden. Bring your own
linens, towels, blankets, and pillows – cleaning and toilet
products all supplied. Duties include living as full-time
caretakers, overseeing the cleaning and maintenance of two cabins
on 1.5 acres of land, cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, windows,
ceiling fans, walls, furniture, stoves, fridges, cupboards,
vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning barbecues and outside
furniture, mowing, watering the grass and gardens, spraying
weeds, and general maintenance and handyman duties. Total hours
for cleaning, mowing and maintenance are approximately 12 hours
per week. No pets of any kind are allowed on the island. You must
have a 4x4 wheel drive as this is a sand only island. This is a
great opportunity for a couple who may be retired or persons
looking for a sea/tree change. Local caretaker couples should
feel free to phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions. 

CARETAKER/NIGHTWATCHMEN NEEDED at a Caravan Park in Northeast
Victoria. We are looking for someone wanting to help around a
caravan park in Bright, Victoria – the heart of the Alpine
region. Duties are general maintenance, gardening, and some light
cleaning duties – the role is flexible with some afterhours
phone coverage required. Bring your own accommodation preferred
but some basic accommodation options may be available. Good rates
with accommodation/site rental provided as part of arrangement.
If you have any questions and/or are interested, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A SCENIC RIM ESTATE needs some help in Blackbutt, a small town in
the South Burnett Region of Queensland. We are situated in the
scenic rim area of Blackbutt (with some of the best views on the
scenic rim) with 100 hectares of avocados that we have just taken
over from a couple that retired. We are a group of combat
veterans from Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan that got out of the
army and pooled our cash to buy a big farm. We are looking for
people who want to impart some knowledge bombs on us in reference
to horticulture whilst also helping us running the slasher during
the day in our brand new Kubota with air-conditioning. In return
we can offer endless coffee from our onsite cafe and
accommodation or power and water for your RV setup. We have built
a commercial gym on-site that is for anyone to use. If you want
to stop in for a week or a month, it’s totally fine with us.
Why pay for a caravan park when we are happy to have you? Plus
you get all the avocados, macadamias and ginger you can carry! We
will have avocados well into February so breakfast is sorted.
Please feel free to text us anytime at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A CARETAKING COUPLE in Quilpie, a small town in the
southwest of Outback Queensland. We are seeking an active couple
with their own van to join our family on our cattle property
approximately 140 kilometers from Quilpie. We can offer an
undercover area for your van, power, water, Wi-Fi, meat and
access to a bathroom and laundry. We are seeking a couple to help
with gardening, mowing, feeding of animals, water runs and minor
maintenance, with further paid work available for suitable
individuals. We are open to start dates but the sooner the
better, and your length of stay is negotiable, and we are happy
for pets to come along. The district is unique and vibrant with
numerous social activities and places to see and visit as well as
boasting the friendliest and most welcoming community. If this
sounds like it would suit you, we look forward to hearing from
you! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

WORK TRADE: CARETAKER NEEDED for 20 acres of skate paradise: You
are youthful, proactive, self-motivated, and thrilled to live
remotely on 20 acres of central coast California. You see issues
and know how to figure it out. We are looking for a roller
skater/skateboarder to live in the country taking care of a skate
property. Trade living accommodations for feeding the animals and
maintaining the property. You have your own vehicle. We trust you
work for your keep. We do not expect you to keep tight hours but
work when the going gets tough and enjoy yourself when your work
is maintained:) Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for location
and more details. Please share with perfect candidates:)

LOVE TO CLEAN? Love Point Reyes and want to have loads of free
time to enjoy nature? Come live here XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
work about 20 hours each week helping clean cottages two to five
hours/day, usually five days a week. Simple morning/evening
chores too. We are one hour north of San Francisco in Marin
County, California, and a half mile to the entrance for Point
Reyes National Seashore Park. Looking for one person to start in
February. You can view your living space (it’s nice!) and read
more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is an ideal situation for
someone who loves a quiet, country life, has a car, no pets and
has side income or retirement to supplement this part-time pay.
Please stay at least six months. Please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your questions and thank you so much
for reading this and exploring the links above.

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in Southern California and East Texas -
with any or all of the following skills: Builder/handyman,
mechanic, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing
arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer, assistant/secretarial
skills, organizer, animal and nature lover. I have hired four
caretakers from The Caretaker Gazette and still need two more!
Please email your resume/letter describing any training and
skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
text only 24/7.

A SEASONAL LODGE CHEF IS NEEDED for our lakefront lodge in Kit
Carson, California. The lodge offers three-meal dining, marina
rentals, and a general store. The Chef's season is May 15 to
October 15, when the lodge closes. There is the potential to
transition to full-time at a different location. Requirements:
Prior seasonal Chef experience with a rustic lodge or resort, of
at least 20-rooms, with a restaurant, and at least two years as a
full-time chef in a full-service casual restaurant. Ala carte,
special event, and seasonal menu experience is needed. You will
need strong administrative skills with budget, inventory,
scheduling, and cost controls. Should have prior experience
living in a rural environment. Must be a hands-on team player,
and able to commit to remaining in the position until October 15.
The Chef compensation will be $6,000 - $8,000 per month, and
Lodge accommodations are included. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, PART-TIME RANCH CARETAKING JOB AVAILABLE at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Salary will be $550/month or more. I am in
need of a ranch caretaker to live on my property and work
part-time doing animal chores four to five days a week. I will
guarantee enough work per month to at least cover rent. Ideally,
the caretaker has their own RV or Trailer. I do have a 50 foot
trailer to provide if needed. $550 rent if you supply your own
housing, $700 to rent the existing trailer (one bedroom, full
bathroom and kitchen, water heater, wood stove, propane fridge
and 150 gallon propane tank). Wages paid are $17 an hour. The
ranch is 300 acres off grid, located in Iowa Hill, California,
about 45 minutes north of Auburn. The elevation is 2,500 feet
which means it snows a couple times a year but rarely sticks for
more than a couple of days. This property is at the top of a
mountain with an air strip and amazing views of the surrounding
areas. We have a 30-acre walnut orchard and many animals. There
are 50 miniature goats, two horses, four alpacas, two pigs, one
emu and chickens. The animal duties are one hour in the AM and 30
minutes in the PM. In spring and early summer, morning chores are
only 30 minutes because we do not have to feed. We are starting a
forestry grant project to thin out trees and mulch brush for 100
acres. There will be available work creating burn piles, limbing
trees and running heavy equipment (if you have experience). We
also have a couple farm stay rentals to service, if interested in
additional work. This property is off grid, and 30 minutes from
the closest store. You will need to have a generator or solar for
power. I will supply water. There are fenced areas with beds
available for a vegetable garden. Must be able to harvest and cut
your own firewood. Must have a 4WD truck, and your own chainsaw.
Garbage needs to be hauled to the Foresthill Transfer station.
Must have experience living off grid. Many think they want and
can do it but fail. This living situation is for someone who
enjoys alone time and being far from the city. A little about me:
I have another property in Newcastle with my husband and I am
constantly back and forth. Depending on ranch projects, I may be
up for five days at a time, or back and forth throughout the
week. Winters are slow on the ranch, therefore; I’m away most
of the week and come up for a couple of days. My husband owns an
ornamental iron shop in town. He comes up to the ranch on
weekends to help me with projects. We both are freedom loving
Americans and hope to find a like-minded individual for this job.
To learn more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

LIVE ON SITE APARTMENT BUILDING caretaker/manager couple needed
in Victoria, BC. A high-rise leasehold apartment building,
centrally located in Victoria, requires an experienced, full-time
live-in building manager/caretaker couple. Responsibilities will
include cleaning, grounds, minor maintenance, management, and
resident concerns; overseeing residents, sub-contractors, capital
projects, and building operations; all general apartment
management duties; carrying and responding to emergency phone
calls. Must have experience in the industry and have the ability
to schedule and prioritize. Must be mature, reliable, energetic
and a hard-working couple. Compensation to be determined. The
couple must live on site, with no pets. To apply, please email
your resumes and contact phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

ANIMAL AND RANCH MANAGER needed to live on my property. The
position is a ranch manager on 23 acres in Woody Creek, Colorado
(15 minutes outside of Aspen) at 7,470’. The position requires
both livestock and land management skills including the
following: daily feeding and care of three quarter horses, five
Babydoll sheep, 12 dogs, and 20 chickens, coordinating all
periodic and emergency veterinary services as needed, field
irrigation and management of a 16 acre hay field, snow
plowing/shoveling paths in winter with owner provided equipment,
maintain three outbuildings, a horse barn and your homestead
cabin in orderly and clean condition, oversee and monitor a main
residence and a Victorian “guest” residence, saddling, caring
for and grooming horses, the homeowner’s personal needs such as
picking up people at the airport, child pick up, help unloading
vehicles, etc., and other tasks that will be listed in a document
that we can send you. Applicants must have a valid and clean
driver’s license, a clean background check, and be a
non-smoker. Compensation: full-time salary based on experience
plus housing (a log cabin with utilities included). If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PARTIAL RENT/WORK TRADE situation available. A private studio in
a beautiful Mancos, Colorado home is available in exchange for
partial rent plus support with horses and dogs, plus additional
tasks. This would be a perfect location for an artist, writer,
nature lover, or remote worker. It is a quiet, non-smoking
property. An AWD/4WD vehicle will be required in the winter
months. Sorry, no pets. Located 2.2 miles from town. You can ski,
mountain bike, or hike out the back door. Horse experience
preferred. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for info.

CARETAKER NEEDED ON A RANCH in the Rocky Mountains. Looking for
an experienced caretaker with horse skills for a live-in job. We
have a small ranch that our family lives on full-time, and
we’re needing someone to help us care for and rebuild the
property. Qualified applicants will have experience with general
home upkeep and troubleshooting (small fixes, and knowing when to
call an expert), equipment operation and maintenance (including a
John Deere, four wheelers, snowmobiles, etc.), snow removal,
chainsaw work, fence building and repair, and ability to ride and
care for a handful of horses. Applicants must be OK with working
variable days, possible weeks in a row without days off. Owners
live on the property full-time. This position does not have every
weekend off, nor do days off always fall on a weekend. However,
when working weeks in a row, there will be days when the only
work is to feed the animals. Trust and dependability are the crux
of this position. A qualified applicant must be able to lift 50lb
feed bags and bales of hay regularly. The applicant must be
reliable, dependable, and have a good attitude towards the job.
The applicant must enjoy animals (horses, goats, chickens,
burros) and caring for them in all aspects. This applicant will
respect the manner in which the owner directs care to be done. A
qualified applicant should be able to work the same when owners
are on the ranch as well as when they are off the ranch. Illegal
drug use, or abuse of any substance is not permitted. This
position suits the following situations well: Individuals getting
on their feet and need stable employment and consistent pay.
Couples without children who are saving up and need housing –
due to compensation, this works best if one person also works
outside the ranch. Pay will be determined by experience and
skills. A small one bedroom/one bathroom apartment with utilities
paid is included and is part of the compensation. This position
is not suited for a family as the apartment is small and not
childproof. Apartment pets must be approved – a maximum of two
approved pets will be allowed. No applicant is allowed ranch
animals at this time. To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED to manage a 26 acre estate in a
beautiful area of New England. This is a colonial home with six
bedrooms used for family holidays, short-term rentals, corporate
meetings, and seminars. Your job is to keep the house and gardens
in top condition and help with hospitality. A separate one
bedroom apartment with a small kitchen, attached to the main
house, will be provided. The couple must have caretaking
experience and excellent work references plus a background check.
Part-time salary provided. You can start as soon as possible.
Please see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and photos,
and then send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ESTATE in Gloucestershire, in southwest
England, requires a young enthusiastic candidate to work in a
vibrant, country house home. Duties include general housekeeping,
help with the dogs, grounds work and gardening, and being handy
around the home and able to do simple cooking. Candidates with an
interest or experience in hospitality would be an advantage and
happy to help with events from dinner parties up to gatherings of
250 plus. Experience not essential but confidence is essential
along with a willingness to learn as training will be given. Must
be a driver, non-smoker, and computer literate. Accommodation
provided on the estate, with beautiful Cotswold surrounding.
Please apply with your resume, photo and covering letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

CARETAKER NEEDED in Central Florida (Mount Dora) ASAP. Need a
retired couple year-round to live on 10 acres to help with our
yard and housework. Housing provided in exchange for working 50
hours per month. Additional hours with compensation may be
available after 50 hours per month. Background check required. No
smoking/no pets. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED at a five acre horse and kennel property in the
Goethe State Forest area of Florida. You will need to feed,
clean/disinfect, treat the animals, and let them in and out,
(dogs/puppies, cats, and horses). Our pool will be available (if
it is cleaned). Full-time am/pm (RV accommodation provided, plus
$10 - 15/hour). Enjoy Florida! Fishing, kayaking, beaches, trail
riding, beach riding, boating, etc. Lots of veterinary and animal
experience available. Other jobs available on the farm for pay,
if experienced. Non-smokers only, no pets, and one to two people
maximum. Must be dependable, reliable, and capable. Experienced
people should email a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

HELP WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Vernantes, Saumur, in the
Loire Valley has some rooms to renovate, as well as finishing
touches all around the chateau. We have availability for you
throughout the year and are keen to book interested people, like
yourself, for longer periods anytime over the year. We ask for a
minimum stay of two weeks with us, but longer periods are a big
bonus. We love positive enthusiastic people who enjoy all that
life offers and can share that energy with those around them. If
you like working in the garden or have general handyman
skills...we would love to hear from you. And if you have
experience working behind the bar or preparing breakfasts, then
that works for us too, over the summer period. We also love any
tradespeople...or those with renovation experience. The gardens
and grounds take a bit to look after with 22 acres of forest, a
formal French garden, an orchard and vegetable plot, a picnic
area, an in-ground pool, and a moat with 20 caves. We run an
accommodation business in the chateau over the summer, in order
to raise money to effect the renovation work. Accommodation for
helpers is in a three bedroomed shared (either twin or
double-bedded rooms) converted outbuilding on the grounds, with
shared bathroom/laundry, living/kitchen/dining, and Wi-Fi. We ask
that you work the minimum of 28 hours a week, but we like you to
work longer hours during the week five to six hours per day, so
you can take off two days over the weekend, to explore the area.
There is a lot to do in the region in your free time and we’ve
got bikes for you to use to get around. You`ll need a sturdy pair
of boots and depending on the season, warm clothes and a
waterproof jacket would be handy. We provide gloves and Personal
Protective Equipment if necessary. We also have a fully equipped
carpentry workshop and sawmill. You will be in excellent company,
have decent accommodation and eat good food. Three meals a day
are offered with shared cooking facilities, as you get an
allowance to buy food from the local Supermarket and we share
some meals with you in the chateau. Why don`t you join us and
immerse yourself in the French way of life at an ancient castle
in the Loire. We are Jenny and David, from Australia. We speak
English and are trying to learn French! Please call us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RESPONSIBLE LIVE-IN (FULL-TIME) EXPERIENCED Domestic Couple
(Male/Female) required as guardians and for general maintenance
of small 18th century chateau in rural Dordogne, France. These
are housekeeper/cook and gardener/handyman positions. A separate
cottage and expenses provided. Knowledge of the French language
would be helpful. Driving licenses, resume, DBS checks and
references are essential. Please apply with your resume, photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED from June 16 to June 24 to partake in the
Environmentally Aware and Trash Hunting project organized by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in cooperation with different partners.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX works with and supports the Icelandic
ministry for Environment and Natural Resources on a project to
clean up the Icelandic coastline; the Blue Army, an organization
dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning; Whales of Iceland, an
exhibition of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at
educating the public about their lives and human impact on their
existence; SORPA, the organization in charge of waste collection
and management in the Reykjavík area and other local
stakeholders. This project allows volunteers to learn about
global and local environmental issues through non-formal
activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and
visits, as well as to contribute directly to environment
protection by joining outdoor cleanup tasks. These cleanup tasks
may be arranged in partnership with the above mentioned
organizations or organized solely by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We aim
to also involve the local community, so some of our events may be
open to the public. We hope participants will learn how to plan
and do their own trash hunting projects back at home. This
project is based on similar activities around the world, where
outstanding results have been achieved with volunteers. One of
the two options below is also included in this project as a
hands-on volunteering activity day:
1. A day trip combining a visit to the Hellisheioi geothermal
power plant, a trash hunt in the area; and the Hot River Hike, a
hike up a valley filled with hot springs where one can bathe.
2. A day trip to the Reykjanes peninsula, combined with a coastal
cleanup in the area.
All the activities are dependent on conditions such as weather
and availability of our partners. This project combines learning,
sharing, hands-on work and fun. No previous experience is needed.
Volunteers should prepare to share environmental issues from
their countries and be ready to spend time outdoors, walk medium
distances during the cleanups, as during other activities and
sightseeing. As a part of the project happens outdoors,
volunteers should be ready to adapt and be flexible with the work
and free-time schedule, as depending on the changeable weather,
we may not be able to perform some of the activities (as)
planned. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house
in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers,
and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration
for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared
rooms/dorms of up to six people. Please bring your own sleeping
bag and towel. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be
in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note that the food
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian. For more info,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED AT AN OUTFITTER in Riggins, Idaho for the 2023
season. As the Housekeeper, you will be responsible for the
overall cleanliness of the ranch structures. You will open all
cabins on March 1st and deep clean each room. This deep clean
will include but is not limited to: changing sheets, dusting,
vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning windows, wiping down cabinets,
wiping down cabinet shelves, wiping down furniture, cleaning
showers, and cleaning fridges. Throughout the rest of the season,
you will be responsible for keeping six cabins and the main lodge
clean. This includes outside work as well. You will wash patios,
wash patio furniture, stock fire pits, clean boats, and assist in
any other jobs around the ranch. When guests are at the ranch,
you will help cook and prepare meals, do dishes, serve guests,
stock coolers, work in the garden, and maintain the flower beds.
Once a month, you will go to town with the chef and stock up on
cleaning supplies and any other materials needed. Before this
trip, you will sit down with the manager and make a list of items
that are needed. Shepp Ranch is located on the Salmon River in
Idaho. It is accessible by jet boat and airplane. We provide
housing, Wi-Fi, laundry, meals, and a monthly salary. The season
is from March 1 – November 1. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in a beautiful RV Park in Cascade,
Idaho. The caretaker must live on-site (housing furnished), and
report to work on time and complete hours as scheduled. No
unapproved time off. Must be able to follow directives and be
flexible to changes of duties. Skill sets desired include
backhoe/front end loader experience, mechanical knowledge, lawn
and ground maintenance, septic systems/lift station maintenance,
swimming pool maintenance, cleaning and maintenance of club
house, bathrooms, and laundromat. Many of these functions are
trainable. Cell phone required. Compensation includes an hourly
wage (will be discussed at our interview), paid vacation, and
three bedroom/two bathroom housing with utilities included:
annual value $25,020. An applicant must be receptive to
instruction and be willing to dedicate to performing all duties.
All applicants must provide their work history and skills
information. To apply, please send your information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it is a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in: housekeeping,
groundskeeping/landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.), mechanical/machinery skills (farm
equipment knowledge; use and maintenance), handyman skills,
livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals),
construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. In exchange, you will be provided
with a house (separate from the main residence), free
utilities/rent, and use of a vehicle. Quality of life - living
the dream. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED at an equestrian facility in Danville,
Indiana. We are a small farm looking to hire the right person or
family that has experience with horses and are willing to do
what’s right by the horses. Living accommodation may be
available for the right person. Chores include feeding, dragging
the arenas, filling water buckets, troughs, general cleaning, and
stalls. All equipment is provided. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY 

RANCH AND CATTLE CARETAKER NEEDED in southern Kentucky. Looking
for someone to take care of a farm in Kings Mountain, Kentucky.
The farm runs 750-1,000 of feeder cattle. Duties to include but
not limited to checking the cattle daily, feeding hay and grain,
putting out salt, fixing fences. Bush hog. Pay will depend on
experience and a house will be provided on the property. The
caretaker will have a place to keep your horses and hay. Must be
honest, a self-starter, reliable, and possess a good work ethic.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOUISIANA

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

MAINE 

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on Great Diamond Island, Casco
Bay – Portland, Maine has an Innkeeper opportunity available
for the 2023 season (April to October). This position is ideal
for a seasoned individual or couple that also has solid F&B
experience including events. You will be responsible for
day-to-day operations of the Inn and Restaurant, hiring and
managing summer staff, and delivering the highest level of
cleanliness and service. Housing provided on the island. Please
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

MARYLAND

ENERGETIC HANDS-ON HOUSEKEEPER and general farm assistant couple
needed in rural Maryland on a beautiful farm property, with a
stand-alone house (reasonable bills all paid) provided Joint
salary circa $100,000 for right couple. The
Housekeeper/Cleaner/House Manager needs to enjoy looking after
old houses with attention to detail, report anything that needs
fixing or items that need maintenance and will also be able to
source and supervise contractors. The general farm assistant
needs to be good with horses, grass cutting, machinery, possibly
good at carpentry or painting, etc. someone who enjoys varied
work and can get along with co-workers easily and turn their hand
to anything. Please send a resume and or cover letter outlining
your relevant experience to start a new life in Rural Maryland by
the water with Great Fishing, Kayaking, Oysters, and Fresh Crab,
and apply now to get this thing started. If you supply a resume
or cover letter outlining relevant experience, we will respond
the same day. Founded in 1684 on the beautiful banks of the
Choptank River, Cambridge is one of the oldest colonial cities in
the nation. Friendly, boatable, and walkable, this iconic
Chesapeake community marries maritime heritage and Eastern Shore
traditions with all of the luxury of a world class travel
destination. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual (or couple)
interested in working part-time as resident Innkeeper(s) at our
boutique eight room B&B in Boonsboro, Maryland. This opportunity
is great for someone who would like to live on-site in our cozy
two bedroom apartment with all utilities and cable included in
exchange for night security services. This is also a great
opportunity for an individual who has flexible work from home
role(s). Innkeeping is included on Friday and Saturday from 10am
to 3pm; however, this is flexible. Duties from time-to-time may
include guest check-in, making online reservations, laundry,
housekeeping, and cooking breakfast. The furnished apartment is
on the third floor of the Inn so you must be able to navigate
stairs. No pets. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm.
We are looking for a hard-working and self-motivated individual
to maintain the barn and grounds of a small privately owned horse
farm in Potomac, Maryland. The successful candidate must have a
pleasant attitude and the ability to work well and communicate
with coworkers, homeowners, and vendors. This position requires a
knowledge of mowers, tractors, trailers, and other farm
equipment. Handyman skills are a plus. A familiarity with horse
care is also required. However, this is not a horse focused job -
the primary responsibilities are the care and maintenance of the
structures and grounds on the property. The candidate must have a
driver’s license and be willing to work flexible hours as the
job requires. Duties include, but are not limited to, cutting
grass (z-turn and bush hog), pasture maintenance, weed eating,
trimming trees, mulching, general barn maintenance, including
fence and miscellaneous repairs, and property inspection to
identify areas requiring attention. In addition, assisting the
barn manager with the care of four horses (feeding, turning
in/out and stall cleaning) is required. This is a salaried
position and includes a full benefits package including medical,
dental and 401-k. A private one bedroom apartment is included.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person. We are
looking for a long-term employee who takes pride in their job.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a historic Cape Cod 21-room property
located just steps from the beach in the coastal town of
Falmouth, Massachusetts. We are seeking an energetic individual
to join us in all aspects of our top-rated business. The ideal
candidate will have experience in the hospitality industry. They
will be hands on in everyday operations with focus on
anticipatory guest service. Duties to include but not limited to:
 guest relations, booking of reservations, front desk duties,
housekeeping management and duties, general and grounds
maintenance duties as needed. Applicants must be computer
literate, have a calm, clear phone presence, ability to problem
solve, effective communicator, sense of humor and a non-smoker.
Our clientele is diverse but very family oriented. Salary is
commensurate with experience. On property housing included.
Please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration.

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.

MEXICO

IF YOU ARE SEEKING A CHANGE OF SCENERY or an immersion experience
in Mexico; our off-grid, hand-built house on an old fruit ranch
near Zihautanejo located a short drive from Playa Blanca
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is available from March 20 to mid-January
2024. (We are open to splitting the time commitment in half for
two sets of housesitters.) Because our house is remote, we
require that two people commit to occupying the house during the
contracted period. Loma Bonita is located between the small
villages of Los Achotes and the Barra de Petosi. The city of
Zihautanejo is a 20 minute drive northwest of our property. Our
classic U-shaped hacienda has a large grand room with a full
kitchen, dining and living areas, two bedrooms and two bathrooms
as well as a rear porch and front courtyard. It is an off-grid
home with solar electricity, water pumped from our own well to a
holding tank onsite, propane to operate the stove and a
full-sized refrigerator. Internet services are available from our
own dedicated microwave tower. This secluded property is a
sanctuary to many birds and animals providing a wonderful
opportunity to be close to nature. We provide the use of a stick
shift VW Jetta for local use and cover most costs of maintaining
the house. You would be responsible for consumable costs.
Previous caretakers have included: writers, community volunteers,
financial entrepreneurs, as well as remote workers in various
fields. If you are interested in learning more about this
opportunity, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX In return we
will send you our manual with additional information about Loma
Bonita and the surrounding area. After reading the manual, we
would love to chat with you to answer any questions or concerns.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

The Caretaker Gazette is SO MUCH MORE than a job, it's a
life-long relationship  
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: tropical fruit farming, roller skating, soil and
compost
Quote: “There is nothing more spiritual than the physical”
-Ester Hicks

Loren Steilen

	It all started back when the world was supposed to end in 2012.
Remember that, ha! I had dreams of sailing the world, making it
back to my birthplace of Philadelphia by traveling west until I
made it back to the East Coast. I was working in a restaurant in
Southern California at the time, saving my money to take off for
adventure! I saved $10,000 and discovered a woman who was sailing
around the world, but she had a full crew. She did say I could
meet her in Hawaii where she was taking her first stop before
heading on to the Fijian Islands. I quit my job at the restaurant
and continued my journey further west. By the time I arrived in
Hawaii, her whole crew from the Oregon Coast scattered across the
Hawaiian Islands. I was blessed with the newfound opening to be
crew! Turns out, Oahu was not what I thought Hawaii was going to
be, nor did I ever think I wanted to be in Hawaii. Then, I
discovered the most amazing part of the world. I met people from
Germany, Brazil, Argentina, and Belgium and they all said the
same thing, “Hawaii is the most beautiful paradise on Earth.”
I am fascinated by durian, the “king of fruits”: one of the
most exotic fruits of the world, and it grew there. Everything
grew there! Fruits most people do not even know exist because
they are so sensitive and the fruit spoils if moved from one side
of the island to the other. 
	My savings quickly dwindled, and I had to go back to work in
Southern California. I could not stop thinking of this lush,
abundant, tropical part of the world that grew my most favorite
fruit! A couple of years went by before I discovered The
Caretaker Gazette. At that time, I was living in a van at the
skatepark. I could not find affordable housing and I really
didn't want another restaurant job. I have no idea how I found
the Gazette, it was pure divine timing. When I did, the first
newsletter I received had the EXACT LOCATION to where I wanted to
be! I responded to the ad right away. The host of the ad already
had a couple of candidates for the position: Landscape Work
Trade. I started communication with the ad host and continued to
check in twice a week. My determination got me the position! The
old candidate fell through and if I could make it to the job by
the end of the week, it was mine! Everything worked out! I moved
to PARADISE! I was fully living “off the land.” We grew all
our own fruits like papaya, banana, so many different avocado
varieties, and new fruits I never tried but heard of like
breadfruit, rollinia, and sapotes. We had a small vegetable
garden. Part of my work trade was to tend to that. I shuffled
through compost and mulched with what we had, which were
woodchips from fallen trees and old cardboard. I fell in love
with compost and its transformational magic! I learned about what
“weeds'' really are and how they grow because they are needed.
I learned what nitrogen fixers are, how to plant canopy systems
of different plants so everything could thrive. I discovered how
easy it is to eat fruit, drop the seeds in soil and watch them
turn into a nursery of tiny trees. 
	The living situation I had was ideal, too. The entire property I
was maintaining was about nine acres. I lived on my own private
two acres conveniently located to the dirt road where I could
walk to hang out with the community. I was in a private trailer.
It was a perfect space for one person. It had a micro kitchen,
bedroom area and “living room” area that consisted of a table
to write, draw, make art, and get creative. We hauled our trash
45 minutes away to the area landfill. It was amazing to see my
personal “footprint” of my consumption. Within three months,
I got my trash down to one trash bag and one bag of recycling.
Living off the land, eating your food that you grow reduces trash
exponentially! Purchasing products that use ecologically
conscious packaging was also the incentive for buying products
online. I could compost this directly into our massive compost
piles and use it for garden mulch. Other aspects that could be
considered challenges were not having a car or how long it would
take for clothing to dry out. No washers or dryers down on my
private compound, but I was given the opportunity to share the
washer with the owner. Drying clothing was not an option as it
uses so much solar power. On sunny days, the solar would charge.
I was blessed with a refrigerator and night lighting. During the
rainy season, which was most of my time there during the six
month stint of my caretaking job, I had to be on top of the power
supply and conserve, with the worst case scenario of running a
generator to power up. 

You never know who will land on your shoulder in the
tropics

Fruit galore! Coconut, Rollinia, Avocado, Lilikoi, and
Jackfruit

	Life changing opportunities had knocked at my door since, and
now I have been working on my newest thrill of roller skating
here in Southern California, again. I have noticed my life
journey is a select few passions that create so much excitement:
fruit and action sports. Being in my body is very important to
me, so creating a career in roller skating is a blessing. Both my
caretaker experience and my roller skate lifestyle have amazing
communities that feed my soul. They both keep me using my body,
which I find it rare and difficult to find these days with office
jobs. When the body is used, the mind becomes clear. 
	I still hold my subscription to the Gazette. I actually posted
an ad for my sister’s Central California Coastal property for a
“youthful go-getter” to work trade in nature, out of the city
life (this California help-wanted ad is on Page 4 of this issue).
That one serendipitous discovery of The Caretaker Gazette
transformed my life. I recommend it to all my friends who feel
life is meaningless and they really need to find their purpose.
Even if you aren't ready to JUMP, take the time to sign up to the
Gazette for pure inspiration and possibilities of what life has
to offer you. I want to inspire you to go after your dreams, live
life out of generosity and pure curiosity of nature. That is what
The Caretaker Gazette showed me. You can create life changing
opportunities for yourself by trading your abilities and
excitements for newfound life experiences. The Caretaker Gazette
has given me the most satisfying purposeful feeling that
continues to this day. I still open the bi-monthly newsletters
just to see what is out there, and there is so much out there! I
am so grateful for the Gazette and advocate for you to jump on
the opportunities! Follow your DREAMS:) Build relationships with
people who are in need of your services. Amazing self-worth is
built within, from this newsletter.
	Now for the tips and tricks of successful caretaking:) It's an
oxytocin economy. When you can give generously and live off the
endorphins you just created, it's the best currency anywhere in
the world! Like Buddhists believe, it's all service work and that
is really where we take the most joy from. If you can trust in
your efforts, your service, your enthusiasm, and practice giving
your heart and soul to these opportunities in the Caretaker, you
will find your life purpose:) It takes dedication, determination,
and a lot of believing in yourself. I have always played the role
of caretaker until this issue. I am now looking for a caretaker.
I am looking for people who trust themselves, who act because
they authentically know the solution to problems you find when
maintaining a home, farm animals, dealing with natural weather
conditions, and wildlife. I have learned how to maintain a solar
system, water catchment and other skills for living off the grid.
I am now looking for these skills in others. I look for people
who are “go-getters,” who can see a problem as if it’s
their own and know what to do to remedy it. If you can build
relationships between the owner and act within yourself as an
owner, you too can manifest that for yourself, if that is what
you want. I wouldn't fear taking the jump into a new lifestyle. I
had some skills when I started my caretaking position, but the
actual experience gradually gave me skills I never would have
been interested in. Although I took the job as a landscape
work-trade I learned some mechanical skills and technology. I
don’t even think of these skills as a part of me. Now, when
someone has a problem related to short circuits, a blow in the
irrigation, or even flooding, I can direct them to solutions. 
	I also recommend looking inward and finding what gives you
enthusiasm, because there is a job for you! If you find animals
are your life passion, there are plenty of short-term
opportunities here where you can help those in need, and
experience places you only dreamed of. I personally discovered
how much pleasure and passion came from taking care of the Earth.
I absolutely LOVED my opportunities found here and continue to
practice them, even in the city. In a world of uncertainty, the
stability of knowing all these possibilities exist is security
just reading about them. If you can take a leap onto the faith
cloud and know you are good for it, sign up for the ads that
really ring your bells. I have a list of life experiences I still
want to experience. I have yet to make it back to the East Coast
of the U.S. by way of the West. I also challenge myself to find
even more tropical paradises around the world. If I ever lose my
job, The Caretaker Gazette is the first place I will look to be a
grape harvester in France or work in a Zen permaculture garden at
a Buddhist retreat center in Northern California. Maybe the host
of a Costa Rican eco resort is more beautiful than anywhere I
have been thus far. I have seen ads all over the world, here, in
the Gazette. The best advice I can give is to take time and look
at yourself. What brings you joy? What environments do you want
to explore? What kind of relationships and friendships do you
want to have for a lifetime? These can all be found right here. I
challenge you to make 2023 the year of openness and knowing a
beautiful life is knocking at your door, just answer an ad:)

Always need a machete when living off grid 

MICHIGAN 

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a 5-cabin resort, part-time from
mid-May to mid-October. Your responsibilities would be guest
relations, cabin housekeeping, including laundry, between guests,
routine maintenance and repairs and lawn cutting. Compensation
rates are negotiable depending on your level of expertise.
Lodging is provided in a private, rustic lakeside cabin in
exchange for specified duties. We are located in the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan next to a designated wilderness area
cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth forest. This is a
great place to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, enjoy nature or simply
relax. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED IN BALDWIN, MICHIGAN. A private 13 bedroom fly
fishing club in Baldwin is looking for caretaker(s). The primary
duties are Food Service, Housekeeping, General Maintenance, and
Groundskeeping. Compensation can include year round use of the
Caretakers’ home including all utilities, plus a salary
commensurate with experience. This can be a seasonal position
from April 15 through November 15. If interested, please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

FULL-TIME ALPACA AND HOME CARETAKERS needed in Defiance,
Missouri. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced,
hardworking, and motivated couple to manage and grow our 50 head
Alpaca operation. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX sits on 100 acres of
beautiful land in Defiance, Missouri. The couple we are looking
for must be willing to relocate and take residence in a
3-bedroom/1.5 bathroom ranch style home. This is a lifestyle not
an 8 - 5 job since it requires 24/7 availability. The couple we
are looking for must have experience in: animal husbandry,
equipment operation, maintenance, repairs, and service, pasture
management, and fencing. Some job duties will include but are not
limited to: year-around ranch supervision, awareness of herd
health, breeding, and birthing, sales, and breeding services,
maintain medical records, maintain pastures and grounds, maintain
fencing, halter, and lead training, operate and maintain
equipment, travel to shows, and business development. This
position will include caretaking for the owner’s home and pet
sitting when needed for our three dogs and two cats. Salary will
be based on experience, plus the residence with vacation and
bonuses included. To learn more, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if you are interested in this position,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Cascade, Montana, is looking for
Spring and Summer help to work in the lodge. We would prefer
someone who has had some hospitality experience and enjoys that
kind of work or someone who wants to learn it. We have groups on
a weekly basis and provide them with amazing meals and services.
We do have some on site living quarters if that is needed. The
season will start in May and run through September. This would be
a great job for a high school graduate or someone in college who
needs employment for the summer. We are a privately owned guest
ranch, that’s located in one of the most beautiful areas in
Montana. We are located just outside of Cascade 7 miles and are
close to Great Falls and Helena. Meals are provided while
working, along with some on property housing. If you have
interest in this position, please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Our wages are dependent on experience.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX RANCH located adjacent to Glacier National
Park Montana is a guest ranch that rents weekly to families and
large groups. We are looking for a couple to help with the 2023
season, June through September. Responsibilities include helping
the chef with meals, turnover on weekends and laundry. General
maintenance includes landscaping and fencing. Wages approximately
$1,000 per week including tips. Room (a nice trailer) and meals.
Please visit our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The ideal couple
would be from Arizona. Folks looking to leave the hot summer for
the cool mountain air in Montana. Jim winters in Scottsdale and
is available for interviews. 

MOROCCO

ORGANIC FARMSTAY HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Tagounite, Zagora, Morocco. My name is Khalid, I`m 35 and I live
in Tagounite (65 kilometers from Zagora) with my family in a
farmhouse that belonged to my father. Life is everywhere here! We
have many animals (dogs, cats, a donkey, sheep, and chickens),
gardens, growing vegetables, date palms and olive trees. There is
a lot of work to do here, and any help will be very useful. The
farm is very large, and I have many projects in mind to improve
and develop the farm site, but I need motivated people to move
forward. The terrain is also very large (five hectares) which is
perfect for growing vegetables, alfalfa, wheat, and date palms.
There is potable running water, a sink, toilet and shower and a
steam room. I need manpower and experience in agriculture and the
development of my farm. I am open to the concept of permaculture
and organic farming. We never use chemicals here. I would like
you to share the good ideas and put it all in place. If you feel
motivated to help me here, do not hesitate to call. I also know
the entire region of southern Morocco and the desert very well,
so it is possible to go for a few days of adventure for those who
wish. If you’re in Morocco, please call me on my Mobile at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed from February 28 through June 30. Our
Nevada home and ranch land are located near Reno, with
breathtaking views of the mountains around the ranch. We have
five 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 February 28 until the end of June. Thanks.

RANCH CAMP JOB AVAILABLE on a very remote northern Nevada ranch.
Duties include maintaining fence, livestock pipeline, monitoring
salt and minerals for livestock, and monitoring the livestock’s
condition. Vehicle maintenance required, ride ATV/UTV. You may
have some opportunities to ride horses too. This is a short
seasonal position. Cattle are in the forest from August 1st
through September 31st. Arrive earlier to prepare the fence and
water and stay later to shut down the camp. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

ESTATE CARETAKER - FARM DEPUTY NEEDED in Goffstown, NH. We are
looking for a full-time Deputy Farm Manager to work with all
aspects of the farm. The role will involve all aspects of
farming:
(1) working with livestock, animal husbandry, care, nutrition,
and breeding
(2) helping with our haymaking operation
(3) general farm maintenance, carpentry, painting, equipment
maintenance and repair
(4) work in our vegetable and fruit beds, general landscaping
upkeep and maintenance
We are looking for someone who is hard working, handy with his or
her hands, and open to learning. The candidate does not need to
be an expert or master at any of the areas listed. Compensation
will be based on experience. Housing is available in a two
bedroom/one bathroom apartment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY 

INNKEEPER NEEDED IN BELMAR, New Jersey. Looking for an Innkeeper
to live onsite from mid-May to mid-September. Free room and
board. Job duties include but not limited to: greeting guests,
housekeeping (sweeping/watering plants/room setup/laundry),
supervision of property, assisting guests if needed during their
stay. This would be perfect for a retired couple who want to
spend their summer at the Jersey Shore. Background check and
references required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
further job description and compensation.

NEW MEXICO 

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/GROUNDS MAINTENANCE person needed at our
ranch. We have an immediate opening for a housekeeper with
extensive experience for absentee owners on a ranch located near
Carlsbad, NM. Duties include thorough housekeeping of four
lightly used structures, light laundry, and limited help with
grounds maintenance. Housing, all utilities, a ranch vehicle and
salary are provided. To apply, please email your resume
containing contact info, job skills, prior employment history
with names of employers, dates, and responsibilities to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDEFINITE/PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) wanted for a small ranch
property (300 acres) in Grant County, southwestern New Mexico,
starting in May 2023. To our sorrow, our long-term caretaker has
passed away. We are just now beginning a careful search for an
individual or couple to care for our remote property. The
property is situated approximately 45 miles southwest of the Gila
Wilderness, on the Gila River, in the ‘community’ of Redrock,
NM. This opportunity is for a healthy individual or couple who
love the outdoors and wildlife, and have a desire to live in a
secluded, high desert riparian environment. This is a long-term
situation. Responsibilities include Routine monitoring,
maintenance, and repair of an existing home and outbuildings,
maintaining a modest tree and plant watering system and tree
health, fence mending, security camera maintenance, well
monitoring (quarterly gauge reading), and general security of the
property. Demonstrated mechanical and carpentry skills are a
wonderful plus. To be considered, applicant(s) must have
individual initiative, a sense of responsibility, have good
decision-making skills, be clean, meticulous, and organized. Pets
and horses are welcome. There is an old settler cabin on the
property. It is partially restored. If you are interested in
working on it (and ‘eventually’ moving in), we will add a
modest monthly stipend. At the current time, there is a large,
older RV hooked up on the property. It is in good condition. If
you do not currently have an RV, this one may be available for
your lodging. In exchange for your services, we supply an RV pad,
electricity, water, and septic hookup (on a hill, overlooking the
river). An older side by side UTV is available for your use, with
some storage for personal belongings. There is a large SUV on
site for emergencies. Cell service is spotty. The main house has
a landline and Wi-Fi available to you. A land line is available
at the RV site also. There is FedEx and UPS delivery and USPS
post office boxes five miles away. The caretakers must enjoy
solitude and (lots of) wildlife, since the nearest town (with a
clinic and grocery) is 45 minutes away, the nearest neighbor is
three miles away, and the nearest hospital and Walmart are over
70 miles away. The road ends at our gate. Please respond with a
detailed letter/resume, and your picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will respond with more detailed information. Thank you for your
interest.

SILVER CITY, NM: Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
the grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include
maintaining livestock water, electric fence, feeding livestock,
guardian dogs, and closing and opening corral gates. A large RV
with all utilities furnished. Approximately 11 hours of work per
week. Extra hours paid. Starts early April to November. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED near Taos, New Mexico.
This is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run a
privately owned, 5,000+ acre ranch in the beautiful landscape of
Northern New Mexico. The Ranch is located 40 minutes by car west
of Taos, not far from the Taos Ski Valley. This position requires
managing all operations of the ranch property including the
maintenance and cleaning of the existing five homes/cabins on the
property, bison facility, gardens, grounds, roads, fences, water
system/tanks, irrigation system, wells, etc. Assessing the
condition of the ranch’s facilities and equipment to determine
if they need repair or replacement. While previous experience
with livestock (bison) would be a big plus, it is not a
requirement. The Ranch Manager is also responsible for paying the
bills for gas, diesel and hay in the winter. In addition, the
Ranch Manager takes care of paying the property taxes, renewal of
leases for the water rights and finding any local workers if
necessary. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated,
reliable, responsible, intelligent, mechanically inclined
(electrical is also a big plus) and able to work independently
with little direction. Good communication and problem solving
skills are a must. Some management of seasonal help may be
required. This position is open to a single individual, or a
couple. A very competitive salary ($80,000+), and free housing in
a brand new private two bedroom onsite home will be provided.
Open to providing a relocation allowance as well. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ADVANCED CAREGIVER NEEDED for a young lady in Taos with
progressive MS. The applicant should be compassionate, mindful,
patient, flexible, and physically strong. Experience with
neurological illness preferred. Some travel, knowledge of
holistic care, cooking food as medicine, outings with disability
devices on nature trails. Reading literature and light computer
projects. Pay is $22 an hour with travel reimbursement.
References and resume, please. For more information, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HOUSESITTER needed for our large home and acreage in Westchester
County. Need an honest and trustworthy person to stay here. This
would be ideal for a college student who lives nearby, or a
retired person. This can turn into a long-term position, as we
plan on foreign travel for months at a time for many years in the
future and will always need help with our property. Our next trip
will be from March 1 through May 15. 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

TRAIL GUIDE/RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in beautiful Montauk on Long Island,
NY. We are looking for a capable trail guide and caretaker of our
50 horses. We do trail rides through gorgeous trails and onto the
breathtaking beach. This is an opportunity to make money on a
horse in an incredible setting. This is a year round position.
Housing will be available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND 

LIVE-IN DUTY MANAGER NEEDED in Wanaka. Come and work for a
passionate and fast-growing accommodation brand that is making
some serious moves in the NZ up-market hostel space! Haka
Accommodation Group has a rare opportunity for a Duty Manager who
is motivated to deliver an exceptional guest experience. An
opportunity to grow and help the Property Manager manage a small
team of talented people, this role will suit someone with an
exceptional eye for detail and who is not afraid to get stuck in
leading by example. Effective management of the lodge operations
whilst on duty is a must! Ideally, we are looking for a
commitment of at least 12 weeks but are open to discussions. Only
apply if you have a working holiday visa. Send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WORK EXCHANGE AVAILABLE in the Abel Tasman National Park. Are you
looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman for a
while? We have had staff changes and now have space available. We
are The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located out in the beautiful
Marahau. Come on over and see what we are about! We have a range
of accommodation options, a nursery, activities on our doorstep,
farm-raised meat, a veggie garden, and some chickens running
around. For this work exchange, we ask for 12 hours housekeeping
work (over four days in the week) in exchange for your own shared
facilities cabin. These hours will approximately cover the
accommodation with a minor difference due to your own tax
obligations. As we get busier in the season there is the
possibility of more paid hours also. The work includes
housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard and odd jobs around the
place working in the team. No prior work experience is required
just being keen to get into it and having a good eye for detail.
There is potentially more work in Marahau with the cafes,
restaurants, bars, and kayaking places! This role is for four
weeks minimum, and you must hold a working visa (Not SSE), IRD
number, and Bank account number. We would love to hear from
anyone who is interested. Check out our website to get a feel for
the place at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. Our bush block on the western coast of the
Coromandel Peninsula occupies a completely secluded valley
surrounded by regenerating forest with beautiful views, bush
walks and a lovely stream. The only sounds are from birds, the
sea, and the stream. A five minutes' drive from here is a great
cafe, a safe swimming beach is five minutes' walk, all the hiking
trails and attractions of the Coromandel Peninsula is one hour to
90 minutes' drive from here and Thames Township with cafes and
shops is 20 minutes away. On the property there are always plenty
of things needing attention and help is very much appreciated.
There are invasive weeds to remove, vegetable and flower gardens
to tend, and pines to fell and cut for firewood. There's building
maintenance and cleaning, tracks to clear and fruit trees to
tend. These tasks don't need previous experience, just energy and
willingness after initial direction. Any previous building
experience and skill would be very welcome as would the ability
to use a chainsaw, log splitter or a scrub-bar (weed eater). This
would suit a single person, a couple or two friends - keen to
help for a few days while exploring the Coromandel on leisure
days. There are two spare bedrooms and a bathroom available for
helpers, one bedroom with a double bed. This is a strictly
vegetarian household, (the egg, meat, fish, and chicken free
version of vegetarian) and vegans are also welcome and provided
for. If you’re in the area and would like to learn more, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I look forward to hearing from you.

NORTH CAROLINA 

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED. Can be a single or couple, but no pets or
other people, please. I live in Asheville and have a very small
950 square foot house and a small dog. Fred is a friendly dog,
and he loves my fenced backyard. I will be away for most of March
and April 2022. If you are a dog-loving person, you’ll love it
here. I will need to check your references. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? Love the sea? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, which will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing - connecting places
and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and - of course - boats, can grow!
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
would be interested in our community and include “Sea Gypsy
Application” in the Subject Line: so we know you have been
reading this. Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a sea gypsy
tribe of tomorrow!

OHIO

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

OREGON 

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. A cow/calf ranch in the John Day,
Oregon area is looking for an experienced ranch hand/caretaker. A
house with a garden is available. Salary will be based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. Need a couple
from February 25 through April 19. We are 10 minutes from Eugene
on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. If you are interested, please
email your resumes and a photo of your RV to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Oregon Opportunity”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

FULL-TIME STALL CLEANER/RANCH HAND NEEDED in Eagle Creek, Oregon.
Looking for full-time help by March/April 2023. Want someone with
horse skills, who knows how to run tractor equipment, has hay and
cattle skills, etc. Housing will be available. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

HELP NEEDED. A one bedroom, self-contained annex in rural
Perthshire is available to the right person/couple, within
walking distance of the village, shops, bus stop and post office,
is offered for occasional dog walking, dog and housesitting, odd
jobs in the house and garden and emergency contact. Must have
recent references and DBS checked. Please apply by writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Las Alpujarras, Southern Spain, needs
help in exchange for accommodation and food. Our family life here
began 20 years ago, with us living in self-made geodesic domes up
in the mountains, totally off-grid and off-road. We continue to
farm there, though much of our attention is now with our off-grid
farm in a community valley. We use traditional and modern methods
of organic farming, growing produce all year round for ourselves
and a local cooperative. Alongside this we continue to create a
venue for Earth conscious events and accommodation for nature
loving people, which we are building using natural and up-cycled
materials. Our volunteers receive good, healthy, organic,
vegetarian/vegan food and accommodation in a self-contained
caravan (with a fully equipped kitchen and heating). In exchange
we ask for five to six hours of work per day, five days per week.
The work includes general gardening and land maintenance,
harvesting, building and general labor and helping us to offer
our guests a comfortable, enjoyable experience and adventure. We
are an open minded, accepting and a very friendly bunch, so come
get involved! If you are in the area, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SRI LANKA

HOMESTAY AVAILABLE in Mahagama Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka. I am an
English teacher, and my wife is also a teacher. We have a
16-year-old daughter only. We live in an incredibly beautiful
village surrounded by paddy fields, about 10 kilometers away from
the international airport. A famous shrine is near our house, and
thousands of people gather there. We would like a lady, ladies or
a couple, a couple with a daughter can be considered as we have a
daughter. A room and food are provided free. No alcohol is
allowed. All are welcome but students and educated persons are
preferred. Not much help is expected. Helping in the garden for
an hour is enough. We welcome you as a friend or a family member
not as a helper. If you are in Sri Lanka, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in Southern California and East Texas -
with any or all of the following skills: Builder/handyman,
mechanic, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing
arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer, assistant/secretarial
skills, organizer, animal and nature lover. I have hired four
caretakers from The Caretaker Gazette and still need two more!
Please email your resume/letter describing any training and
skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX text only 24/7.

SEEKING AN ONSITE CARETAKER for our manufactured housing
community in Kingsland, TX, located one hour west of Austin. This
position includes part-time work at $30 per hour and subsidized
rent in one of the community’s homes. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
nice, clean, and quiet and centrally located in Kingsland. We are
a semi-retired couple and have owned and managed Twin Rivers for
a decade. There are 30 homes in the community, fifteen are owner
occupied and the rest are rentals. We have low turnover and many
long-term residents. We have worked hard to create an affordable
housing solution for Kingsland that offers folks a nice safe
place to call home. We are seeking caretaker(s) who can provide
handy-person services, lawn/landscaping services and oversee
contractors (plumbers, air-conditioner repairmen, etc.). The base
caretaker position is not full-time - some weeks will require
more hours than others. “Mowing Season” during the summer
will represent a significant amount of work. As we "turn over"
rental homes, we are selling them and shifting to a homeowner
community. Preparing the homes for sale will provide
significantly more work if the caretaker performs remodeling
tasks. We are offering significantly discounted rent of
$600/month on a three bedroom/two bathroom single wide home. The
home has an extra-large front yard providing room for an
additional storage shed. Kingsland is a small town located in the
Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ. Kingsland and the Highland Lakes
area are known for great boating, fishing, and hiking. Twin
Rivers is just down the street from banks, a pharmacy, HEB, a
coffee shop, the post office, and restaurants. There are only
about 6,000 residents in Kingsland, so there is no traffic and
yet nearby towns like Marble Falls provide plentiful shopping and
health care options. We are looking for a contentious customer
oriented individual or couple who share our values and work
ethic. References and background check required. We are proud of
Twin Rivers and the reputation we have built, and the right
caretaker will be able to take pride in their contributions as
well. We will allow one small dog or cat. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEMI-ABSENTEE OWNERS are looking for a full-time ranch
caretaker/maintenance person in Lipscomb, Texas. The caretaker
will be responsible for all jobs that might arise on a
ranch/farm. There will be heavy emphasis on fence/corral
construction, maintenance, lawn and groundskeeping, livestock
care and transportation, and farming. Housing offered, and the
salary will be determined. To apply, please snail-mail your
resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

A RANCH MANAGER is needed at a 10,000 acre hunting ranch in
Hudspeth County, Texas. We are looking for a person that wants to
work hard, play hard, and enjoy life. We help people reach their
goals and want to work with someone to enhance all of our lives.
If you want to work in one of the prettiest places, have fun,
work hard, and develop this ranch into a premier hunting ranch,
then this is for you. You must be self-motivated and able to
identify what needs to be done. This is a great opportunity for
the right person. Diamond Eagle Ranch is more than 10,000 acres
located on the northwestern slope of the rugged Eagle Mountain
Range in Sierra Blanca, TX. A new two bedroom RV is available to
live at the ranch part or full time. A company truck will be
available for those with a clean driving record. The work
schedule is Monday – Friday, 8 - 5, but may differ when the
workload requires. Vacation time is liberal depending on demands,
but no less than two weeks per year. The salary range is $70,000
- $100,000, depending on experience and skills. You must be well
organized with strong communication skills. Email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OVERSEER COUPLE NEEDED in East Texas in Van Zandt County. We’re
seeking a Christian retired or empty-nest couple (no children) to
oversee a 200 acre ranch in Grand Saline. We prefer a couple
where one spouse would be on the property most of the time (we do
have a large workshop if one is self-employed). Cattle/horse
experience preferred but not required to check on cows and horses
– no difficult work. Any ranch “work” (including mowing and
cleaning houses) would be contracted out. A lovely three bedroom
house is provided in exchange for light responsibilities: greet
guests, show guests the ropes if unfamiliar with the property,
check on and report any issues in the property houses, boats,
etc. to the owner, inventory supply needs, check houses after
guests leave, etc. – mostly there for a presence on the
property. Should the couple own cattle and wish to utilize
pasture land, this can be a point of discussion. How much rent is
lowered/eliminated depends on how much responsibility is taken
on. If the couple comes with particular ranch skills (i.e.,
carpentry, landscaping, etc.), payment beyond waived rent could
be discussed on an as needed basis. The job is not complicated,
but it would require someone honest with a solid moral character
backed up with strong references. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDS-ON RANCH MANAGER NEEDED near Whitesboro, Texas on Lake
Texoma. An experienced, hands-on ranch manager is needed for
approximately 2,500 acres under high fence. UU Ranch has a large
Managed Lands Deer Program guided by a wildlife biologist. The
ranch has a migratory waterfowl program, including the planting
of corn and millet. The ranch has a cattle operation, and also
has hay fields. You must be hospitable, trustworthy, be
self-motivated and able to work independently. You must be able
to operate, and maintain heavy equipment, (all heavy equipment
has been replaced with new equipment in the last two years).
Maintain ranch infrastructures such as fences, ponds, roads,
corrals, water systems, housing, deer blinds, and buildings
including, repair, and maintenance, lawn mowing, brush cutting,
weed eating, vehicle cleaning, ranch equipment, vehicles, and
facilities. Simple welding required, along with planning and
overseeing ranch projects. Must have a valid driver’s license
in good standing, the ability to be an approved driver for the
company and to safely operate vehicles. Must be willing to
undergo and pass a background check and drug screen. A
competitive compensation package is offered and will depend on
experience. Paid vacation included. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUNTRY ACCENTS BUILDINGS CONSULTANT opportunity available.
Country Accents Buildings is the #1 United Portable Buildings
dealer in the U.S. – manufactured in Texas by Texans. If you
are personable and enjoy helping customers find the right fit for
their needs, we would love for you to join our winning team.
• Walk-in customers and existing customers
• 4-acre sales lot with great highway frontage
• 20+ model buildings on site
• Comprehensive paid training provided
What we feel would help make you successful:
• Prior Sales Experience
• Basic computer operation skills – email, data entry, social
media marketing
• Willingness to learn our competitive product lines
• Basic construction knowledge
• Attention to detail
• Non-smokers a plus
Country Accents Buildings is part of a 30-year destination
property in the Texas Hill Country – located between San
Antonio and Bandera, Texas. We also offer relocation to our
private RV space on site with RV hookups for the right candidate.
Please email us your work experience and why you feel would be a
good fit on our team to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VERMONT 

EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER NEEDED for a beautiful Windsor, VT, area
historic Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Innkeeper will report to
out-of-state corporate owners, run the Inn, and supervise a team
of Innkeepers and staff. Inn room lodging is available until
nearby housing is found. Requirements: Able to be a gracious host
under pressure and in the thick of it. At least five years of
experience managing an upscale Inn, B&B, or boutique hotel with
at least 15 accommodations and an upscale dining room that is
open to the public. Full responsibility for operations and guest
relations. Tech savvy with prior responsibility for sales,
digital and local marketing, Internet review sites. Works
hand-in-hand with corporate with a focus on strategic
development, team leadership, and maintenance. No smoking on the
property. Compensation: Base salary in the $60,000 to $80,000
range, depending on experience, healthcare options, incentive
bonus, paid time off, and 401K with no matching contribution.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

PROFIT SHARING OPPORTUNITY. The Ag District is the 412 acre home
of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the gorgeous rolling hills of
Middleburg, Virginia. We grow grapes and make wine, operate a
dairy and make cheese, and we’re a licensed restaurant in
Loudoun County. I’m focused totally on those activities. I’m
looking for an energetic “doer” that will live in a modern
and spacious three bedroom, 2.5 bath home to take charge of the
farm maintenance, assist in our ongoing agricultural activities,
and investigate and develop new ag activities and share in their
profits. Maybe we: grow produce in our high-tunnel greenhouse for
use in our restaurant; raise hogs/other livestock; grow cut
flowers and raise bees; make and sell quality foods or crafts
that would be appropriate for our gift shop and/or U-pick;
whatever! We’ve got hundreds of visitors every week to our
tasting room, and they should take home as much of the country as
we can offer them! If you have the entrepreneurial spirit,
maturity, and “do-it-all” kind of talent to turn this
opportunity into a profitable venture, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sperryville, Virginia is seeking a couple
to live onsite and run the Inn full-time. This position involves
guest relations, social media management, laundry, light
housekeeping, overseeing staff, and all aspects of breakfast. The
B&B is adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, surrounded by
mountains, craft wine, beer, cider and whisky producers and
renowned restaurants, in an art-centric county about 75 miles
west of Washington, DC. The Inn has five bedrooms, two cottages,
and an on-site (small) brewery, which the Innkeeper would need to
be familiar with but would not manage. Experience in customer
service is desired. Attention to detail, the ability to work with
a management team, initiative, and a helpful, generous
disposition are required. The one-bedroom private Innkeeper
quarters, with utilities and partial board are included, along
with paid vacation and sick leave. Salary will be $60,000+,
commensurate with experience, with a bonus package possible.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.

WASHINGTON

SEEKING AN INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, OR FAMILY to live and work onsite
as the caretaker of property in King County (~25 minutes from
Seattle). The property is 20+ acres with a caretaker residence
and various unoccupied buildings. Responsibilities include
walking the grounds each day and night, facilitate access to
grounds and buildings, alert the owner or authorities to security
issues (trespass/vandalism), and maintaining a log of activities
and observations. Cell phone and strong verbal and written
communication skills required. Interested parties available to
conduct an on-site interview are encouraged (e.g., local to
Washington or Oregon). Handyman/maintenance experience is a plus.
Unfurnished onsite residence, basic utilities (water, sewer,
power, garbage), and $825/month stipend provided in exchange for
duties performed. No drugs or heavy alcohol use. Please send your
bio/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our 2023
Innkeeper-Chef apprenticeship program! Would you like to live,
work, and learn at a historic property in the San Juan Islands of
Washington? Whether you are looking to build experience to become
an innkeeper, chef or entrepreneur, this program will be an
educational adventure. The program provides housing, year-round
full-time hours, and an hourly rate of up to $25/hour. For more
information, and to apply please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA 

SEEKING A LIVE-ON FARM MANAGER - INNKEEPER in Charles Town, WV.
This is a work exchange situation for room and board on an 18th
century intact stone farmhouse with animals and an occasional
wedding, farm stay guest or group rental. You must love animals.
This is a farm caretaker/manager position with profit sharing
opportunities (about $10,000 annually). We also put in a 1/4 acre
garden that is separate from the above and pays 50% of produce
sales. More financial opportunities are available to internet
savvy applicants. Requirements include housekeeping skills, basic
handyman skills, a way with animals, trustworthy and mannered
hosting ability. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WYOMING

SUMMER RANCH JOB AVAILABLE in Wyoming. Seeking a couple with
horse and ranch experience to join our team at a private ranch
near Big Horn, Wyoming from June 1st to September 30th. Be handy,
reliable, good with horses, good with people, a team player, no
drugs or excessive drinking and spend your summer on a gorgeous
private ranch in the Big Horn Mountains. Competitive salary and
housing provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Willow Or Talkeetna, Alaska Caretaking Gig Wanted: Capable and
fit 55-year-old Northern Colorado self-employed couple and one
dog with caretaking/ranch experience seeking a Winter 2023/2024
position. We are adventurous, handy, trustworthy with local
references. Seeking a home with indoor plumbing, a good heat
source and ideally close to town. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hardworking, honest, kind ladies looking for a
caretaking/caregiving/housesitting position. Hello, my name is
Keisha and I am a single mother of the sweetest toddler. My
mother and I are looking for a position caretaking in exchange
for housing. We both love to garden, cook, and clean. I am a
registered nurse that is seeking a doctorate in naturopathic
medicine at NUNM in Portland, OR. Positions in the PNW preferred,
but not necessary, as I have the option to study remotely for the
first year. I worked as a veterinary technician for a
small-animal vet for years. Experience with pets, people, and
plants. None with horses (yet) but willing to learn. Please
consider three generations of incredible women (and a
tortoiseshell cat!) that love to learn and thrive. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

                                                      SUPPORT &
BALANCE FOR EVERYDAY LIVING
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), physician of
Functional Medicine offering telephone consultations for health
questions, concerns, second opinions, assessments, and solutions;
using life history and proper laboratory testing. Your health
viewed through the lens of Biblical, 4000-year-old (dare I say
it?) Chinese medicine, and allopathic functional medicine
perspectives. 45+ years’ experience, in my own clinic, also as
a family house physician. Internationally trained. Excellent
references. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property caretaker available. Monthly, seasonally, or full-time.
Please inquire about my specific job experience and skills.
Excellent references available. Please call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Retired couple looking for a caretaker position within two hours
of Singleton, in New South Wales, Australia. We have extensive
rural experience and handling of horses, cattle, sheep, handyman
and maintenance man skills. Looking for a live-in position in
exchange for work on your property. Please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Couple in their 30s seeking a long term, live-in caretaking
position for both property and/or animals - open to locations in
Colorado, southern Missouri, Northern Arkansas, Northern Georgia,
Tennessee, Kentucky, and Michigan. We are dependable,
trustworthy, hard workers, self-motivated, extremely clean, and
quiet - nonsmokers, drug-free, and healthy. I am a family plus
creative business photographer, and my husband is in mill
working. We have experience with gardening, chickens, and light
experience with livestock. We are quick learners and eager to
learn any new skills that are needed. We would love to help make
plus keep your property beautiful as if it were our own. Reach us
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - we are excited to talk!

Looking for a housesitting gig for six months or longer. A single
house, townhouse, or condo in the Naples, Florida area, or north
or east Naples would be ideal. I have great references and am
currently working at a movie theatre full-time. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ranch/Farm Manager Position Wanted. I have experience with
cattle, sheep, and goats. Have strong skills in forage
production, grazing management, low-stress animal handling, soil
fertility, animal health and marketing. I can work alone or lead
a crew. Proficient in Spanish. I am observant and conscientious
about my work and personal behavior. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, healthy woman with vehicle and good dog looking for
year-round property caretaking gig or innkeeping position. Late
Spring to start. I'm a professional house painter (30 years)
focusing on historic homes. Excellent references. Also: wallpaper
installation, furniture and cabinet painting, pet care,
gardening. Resume available upon request. Desired: on-site
cottage with privacy or separate quarters. Rural countryside is
OK. Compensation desired: housing, some utilities AND/OR salary
OR barter services for rent. Flexible situation. Currently in
central New York. Looking to stay in area or east of Central New
York plus Adirondacks, Catskills, coastal Maine, New Jersey, or
Massachusetts. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Let's
talk!

Experienced property caretaker, household manager, and caregiver
looking to thoughtfully arrange her next position. Presently
located in the Hunterdon County NJ/Bucks County PA region. For an
easy transition I am considering all surrounding counties in the
area. Over 25 years of experience working for private individuals
and families throughout the US with excellent references.
Experienced horsewoman in addition to caring for livestock and
all family pets. Enjoy quiet locations and familiar with
responsibilities and labor that are required to maintain the
property and home. Discrete, conscientious, hardworking
self-starter who easily adapts to employers preferences. Please
inquire at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Home Healthcare Aide Available. Can live in or out. Can take care
of the Elderly and live in or out seven days per week. Excellent
references available upon request. I have 20 years of experience.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Hi, my name is Pete. My daughter, Amy, and I are looking for work
with housing. We are geographically flexible. We can do yard
cleaning, tree trimming, carpentry, cleaning stalls, feeding
animals, some mechanic services, also cooking and cleaning, and
domestic endeavors. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Single quiet Female, 52, with exceptionally clean cat and minimal
personal belongings. I will be selling my condo in Miami, Florida
in May 2023. Looking for caretaking, house sitting, ideally in
the area. I am skilled in multiple areas pertaining to real
estate, responsible, and easy to work with. Looking for a win-win
situation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman, with elder care experience seeking a full-time
elderly/house/petsitting position. I am honest and reliable. No
smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references available. I
have a home renovation background. Geographically flexible.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Looking for a housesitting job in Beverly Hills, California. Able
to take care of your home and lawn, cleaning the pool, and taking
care of your family pets. Great references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I have been a maintenance and machinery technician on a small
remote atoll in the Pacific for four seasonal rotations. I have
extensive experience in construction, electrical, plumbing,
machinery operations and maintenance, carpentry, solar, HVAC,
cattle, and horse livestock+. I have plenty of references and am
seeking remote locations that I would find interesting. Can be
mountains or ocean. Very fit, healthy, outdoors oriented.
Husband/wife team position - even better. Wife is very
experienced in construction, design, and horse livestock.
Exceptionally clean, organized, and adaptable to changing
circumstances and environment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm a professional female in my early 30s and I have a work from
anywhere policy from the months of February through August. I
work full-time, but I am interested in caretaking from February
through August. I can help with cleaning, cooking, gardening,
food shopping, administrative work, or other errands that we can
discuss. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and other outdoors activities.
If you think that we could be a good fit for one another, please
feel free to email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Male Housekeeper/All-Rounder available in the United Kingdom. I
have 15 happy years with a previous family including horses,
dogs, children, and the elderly. I have a cheerful, flexible
attitude. Driver, DBS, and excellent references available.
Countryside/separate accommodation needed. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Quiet Couple seek a long-term housesitting or caretaking position
in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and technical
skills and are very good at fixing things. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening, and landscaping. Will
consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking, or
drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email us at propertycaretaker@ymail.com Thank
you.

Seeking a property caretaking position in the Palm Desert area of
California weekly, monthly, or longer. This could be for home and
pet care or a property management position for a private
residence or small boutique style units or VRBO’s. Dependable
and mature, a physically fit senior, I have experience with
property and project management, restoration, maintenance,
landscaping, and design. My most recent career is real estate
sales in addition to being a Design Selections Specialist for new
homes. My most rewarding position was as Executive Director of an
active senior center. I am a retiring licensed realtor and
professional faux painting contractor. Easily adaptable, I
welcome beautification projects, bookkeeping, some housekeeping,
shopping, and stocking and basically whatever it takes to perfect
and manage your property while you are traveling or not able to
be on site. Professional, conscientious, and trustworthy, I have
many references and my availability is flexible. Please email or
call me for more information and references.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Indigenous Medicine Woman | 20 year local of the Sea to Sky
corridor in BC, Canada; searching for a dwelling to develop,
teach, and practice land based medicine traditions. I am seeking
a place with a cabin in a remote area near a small community
nearby; to help caretake the land physically and spiritually. My
wish is to live in the mountains near my teenaged daughter who
lives in Whistler. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
references.
 
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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
unique statement jewelry that focuses on harmonious combinations
of shapes in pleasing color palettes. Xenia Studio's mission is
to provide affordable jewelry that is expressive and
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
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handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
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or write lastdkslashcowboy@gmail.com

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

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