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THIS IS OUR 147th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

May/June 2007

Volume 25, Number 3 

Published since 1983                               

ISSN 1074-3642                        


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 150+ caretaking opportunities in 38 states
and 16 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Jeff and Karen Hay - Another World is Possible 
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



ALASKAN HOMESTEAD. Live in Alaska for the summer rent-free.
Seeking a responsible individual or couple to help with general
labor, land-clearing and child care. Carpentry skills would be a
plus. Rustic but comfortable accommodations provided in a
beautiful setting near Fairbanks in exchange for 20 hours/week.
May through August 2007. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Knik Valley, one hour from Anchorage,
from approximately August 20th - September 20th. Enjoy a quiet,
woodsy, two bedroom/loft cottage/deck. It’s cozy, quaint,
with lush greenery, mountains, vistas, fishing, and glaciers -
all near-by. About one and half hour/day chores: lite plant -
flowers/ small garden, two in/out cats, and eight fenced,
friendly sled dogs.  Back-up animal care available to allow you
to make some excursions. Helpful neighbor available.
"Networking" available. Additional dates pending.

PROPERTY MANAGER couple needed for large multi-family rental
units in Anchorage. Required to live on-site. Must be experienced
in all phases of property management: lease, rent collection,
move-outs, apartment and grounds maintenance. Must be willing to
get (real estate) license. Salary depends on experience. Please
send your resume and work history to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANT AN RV EXPERIENCE that lets you help, live, and play in
Seward for the summer season? Come and join us on beautiful
Resurrection Bay at the base of the mountains near the Kenai
Fjords National Park! XXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for help in all
phases of our business. Prefer experienced people for cooking,
cleaning, and front desk. We have RV parking available with free
electric and water (septic service available nearby), free use of
laundry, WiFi, and the hot tub. Must actively enjoy working with
visitors, and have good customer service skills. Call Greg at

INDIVIDUAL needed to assume caretaker responsibilities at Hobart
Bay. Candidates must have good mechanical skills, including
familiarity with generators, electrical and fuel distribution
systems, heavy equipment and light trucks. Housing provided at
the site. Salary will depend on experience. Please mail resume to

WE ARE a commercial fishing company with cabin rentals in
Kasilof. We are looking for a couple to come and do light work.
Looking for grounds keeping, cabin cleaning, light maintenance,
etc. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER (non-smoker, single person or couple) to
help with a small sled dog kennel and homestead outside of Homer
in exchange for lodging in furnished log cabin with oil heat,
majestic glacier views, and lots of recreational opportunities.
Summer position starting around May and also looking for a
fall/winter caretaker. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more info or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR a Spanish/English speaking responsible person,
between 35 and 55, single, non-drinker, non-smoker, non-drug
user, physically fit, who likes animals and rural life, who
doesn't mind being a little isolated (town is 12km away) to care
for and manage a small horse and cattle breeding ranch in South
America for six months per year (April/May to September/October)
or permanently. Experience with management of persons an asset.
Serious applicants asked to apply. Please email your resume, work
experience, and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SUMMER AND WINTER RVers or tenters needed near Phoenix.
Non-smokers. No pets. Unlimited soaking, full hook-ups available,
shared Internet, 20 hours single; 17 hours each if you are a
couple. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Farm/Ranch in Arizona's beautiful High
Sonoran Desert. Live onsite full-time in this remote location.
Ability to maintain off the grid water and generator/battery
systems; drive and maintain tractor; basic mechanical problem
solving ability. Construction/heavy equipment experience a plus.
Salary plus housing provided. No tobacco or alcohol. Please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us

FULL-TIME Executive Housekeeper needed to join our team in
Scottsdale and care for the interior of a 25,000+ square foot
home. Ideal candidate will have experience working as part of a
team at a similar home or luxury hotel. Should be proactive and
motivated as we travel frequently. Must have an eye for detail
and knowledge of fine furnishings. Please be pet friendly and
have a flexible schedule, including the ability to overnight on
occasion. Candidates must be able to drive and work legally in
the U.S. and have impeccable references. Excellent benefits +/-
$45,000, depending on experience. Qualified candidates can please
send their resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


Hi Gary, I landed the dream job in Santa Fe, where I lived for 18
years. I'm so glad I placed my email broadcast ad with you. I
can’t believe the great response, and how this Santa Fe
offer was made just three days after your email broadcast was
sent out. What a fantastic service you offer! Best to you, J.W.
Santa Fe, NM

Thanks for the good news, Jill. Our email broadcast service is
a great way to get a quick response to your advertisement.
Please let me thank you again for suggesting that I publish my
phone number in my situations-wanted ad last year. My ad was very
limited but most surprisingly I received just the right phone
call that seems to be a go in June; we agreed to re-contact then.
All we need sometimes is one good connection and so thank you.
Sincerely, J.A. Boise, ID

Dear Juliana, we’re glad that your ad had a positive
response. We’re always willing to help any of our
advertisers. Many subscribers first email us a rough draft of
their ad for us to review. We then email back any revisions or
suggestions to them prior to publishing the final ad.

I have been a member of The Caretaker Gazette for a few years now
and have found this membership to be of great value. The
Caretaker Gazette really got me started as a house
sitter-caretaker and my last two assignments were found through
this membership. The broadcast ads have also been an excellent
source of advertising for me. D. M. Moab, UT

Yes Dennis, we are doing more email broadcasts than ever. Many
of these email broadcast ads never get published in any issue
because the property owners need to make a quick hire.
That’s why we advise all subscribers to provide us with an
email address to use for them. We have many subscribers who
don’t use computers themselves, but they give us a friend
or family member’s email address so that they can receive
our email broadcast ads every week.

Dear Gary, congratulations to you and your able crew on your
silver anniversary. I believe we have been with you the entire 25
years that you have been publishing the Gazette. Huzzah, T. R.,

Thanks Tanya. We keep growing about 25% each year, so we plan
on getting better and better for many years to come!

Thanks, Gary, for again handling our help-wanted ad, and for the
suggestion about mid-week advertising for your email broadcast
service! I always find our Gazette ads produce quality candidates
for our open positions, and it is a pleasure to do business with
you! Your response time, suggestions and of course, costs are
outstanding! Kind Regards, A. C. Henderson, NV

Hi Anna, thank you for your kind words. Glad to hear you have
had a positive response to your ads in the Gazette. We pride
ourselves on bringing qualified caretakers and property owners
together. Success stories like yours are a major reason why we
have been in business since 1983. Best wishes!

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

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

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APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. We have current openings in
Beebe, and other complexes located in Cabot and Searcy and
various locations around the state. Experience preferred but will
train the right person. This position is ideal for a couple. You
will be required to live on-site. Please send resume to:


ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HELP on my small thoroughbred horse stud farm.
Horse experience preferred but not necessary if enthusiasm and a
willingness to learn are present (no riding horses here). I use
biodynamics. No stallions standing but foal down, walk-out mares
to most of the main Hunter Valley studs, handle and wean the
foals. Prepare yearlings for sale. Help with horses, farm,
garden, house, and whatever is going on. Also have few cattle.
Work hours vary, dependant on the season. Live as family or in a
comfortable caravan. Meals provided, good cook I'm told. Happy to
show local area - vineyards, rescued wild life, opportunities to
see major thoroughbred studs and shuttle stallions in the season.
Bicycles are available. I regret that here is not suitable for
children or pets. No smoking on the property. For more details,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED to establish a new season's vegetables and herbs on
50 acres of river front property in Tasmania. Our focus is on
sustainability and so we have a huge garden, and orchard. There
are many species of wild animals and birds, many endangered. I
enjoy chess and bushwalking and there are some very special
places here. I also sell vegetable seeds to several seed
companies. If you want to experience my form of sustainability,
learn to make soap and bread, learn to garden without digging,
how to encourage soil fertility without large amounts of imported
organic matter, if you are interested in why I believe there is
no really sustainable form of alternative energy to fossil fuels
and why we all need to adapt a simpler lifestyle, then you are
welcome to contact Peter at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Vegetarian meals.
Children OK.

HAPPY, BROAD-MINDED TRAVELERS with a sense of humor and stories
to tell are welcome here. You get a room in exchange for two
hours of gardening or housework. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a pretty
beach/riverside town half way between Sydney and Brisbane. My
house is close to the river and to the beach. You can swim in
both. You can view beautiful multi-colored parrots up close on
the verandas. Dolphins are in the ocean and river. The rainforest
is nearby. A bicycle is available for you. My friend has horses.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX When enquiring, tell me something
about yourself, where you come from, what you do, send a photo or
two. This is because if I am going to share my home, I would like
to know something about you. Enjoy your trevels (trevel = to
journey outrageously, combining travel and revel).


CARETAKERS NEEDED in a very remote area in southern Belize for
the month of May, 2007.  Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

KNOWLEDGEABLE, CREATIVE and agreeable person needed for regular
care of a small seaside cabana hotel with an old Creole garden on
the beach in a small cultural village in southern Belize. In
addition, I produce a line of cement pottery and would appreciate
some creative help. Good accommodations and board are available
in the main house in exchange for attending to requisite chores
for three or more hours early in the day. Prefer ageable
travelers (ages 40+). For more details, please respond to 


SEEKING A SINGLE PERSON OR COUPLE to caretake our home, yard,
dogs and cats, starting in May, June or July. In exchange for
treating our property and pets as though they were their own, we
offer a small monthly stipend plus a fully furnished 4-bedroom,
2-bath contemporary home located in a small town in Northern
California (Stanislaus County). Must be a non-smoker,
non-drinker, no drugs, and able to pass a drug test, in addition
to a background screening and credit check. A minimum commitment
of 12 months is required. A complete job description is available
upon request by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

EXCHANGE RENT AND UTILITIES for 20 hours weekly vegetable
gardening, water lines, tree trimming, minor repairs, etc. This
can be a permanent position, available now. Cozy one bedroom
trailer with heat and A/C in Lucerne Valley, CA. Please contact

REMOTE Northern California guest ranch needs a detailed-oriented
“people person” who enjoys housework. Salary caring
for two guest cabins. Couple OK. Need in July and August. Lodging
in a 25’ RV; awesome location. XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE, WORK AND STUDY in a Buddhist community in rural Sonoma
County, Northern CA. The XXXXXXXXXXXXX program is a full-time
residential volunteer program for people interested in Buddhism
and living and working in a spiritual community. Includes room,
board, a small living allowance and evening classes in Tibetan
Buddhist studies, Tibetan yoga, meditation and more. Need not be
Buddhist to apply. Located 100 miles north of San Francisco. Many
volunteer work opportunities with the Retreat Center, and also
with our Tibetan Book Project and with Dharma Publishing. Program
openings also available at our urban center in Berkeley, CA.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a duck club, located north of
Niland. Team preferred. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

2-story log home in the mountains of Northern California near the
Oregon border available for work exchange NOW! 60 acres - off the
grid - surrounded by the Klamath National Forest, in Siskiyou
County. Woodshed, shop, large garden and greenhouse on property.
Caretaking responsibilities include road maintenance, water
system, security, house upkeep, etc. These jobs vary with season
but take only a few hours per month. Pay: $200 per month.
Caretaker must have skills and willingness to acquire skills to
maintain property, including basic carpentry, plumbing, chainsaw,
etc. 4-wheel-drive vehicle for winter access is highly
recommended. Must be self-reliant, personally flexible, and
sober. Respond to both: XXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will send you
further information.

CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/ fishing
club. One hour from Sacramento, seven miles to shopping. We have
250 beautiful acres with wildlife. Prefer a retired couple to
maintain grounds and lodge, care for horses, maintain and run
equipment (tractors/mowers) etc. Preparation and serving of meals
will be required at times. Private Lake front living quarters
provided, plus $1,700 per month. Please send your resume to 

CARETAKER needed part-time in exchange for a trailer on acreage
near Ukiah. This is off-the-grid living, with no cell service.
You will have animal/ranch duties. Seeking a low impact
individual with no drug habits. References required. To apply,
please write Caretaker Position,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a live in caretaker couple, preferably semi-retired, to help
run an overnight guest lodge and take care of groundskeeping.
Looking for computer/office and people skills, plus knowledge of
use and proper care of landscaping tools. Public Relations
experience and basic maintenance skills a plus. Ocean view with
two bedroom house plus monthly stipend is offered in exchange. NO
pets, NO smoking, good landlord and work references required.
Please write to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

TWO SISTERS are looking for someone to care for our mother in
exchange for free room and board in Sonoma. You'd have a big,
beautiful room with its own bathroom in a spacious townhouse,
with a communal swimming pool, two blocks from the Plaza in
Sonoma. The job is not physically demanding, and is mostly a
matter of providing companionship, making dinner five nights a
week, and doing the grocery shopping. We ask that you be present
from five in the evening until ten in the morning, five days a
week. Our mother functions quite well physically, and is not in a
state of rapid decline ... but she is forgetful and somewhat
disoriented. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a
message. Thank you!

HOME EXCHANGE available. A decorative artist's home in a quiet,
lovely neighborhood in cultured and cosmopolitan Berkeley. Only a
half mile to the "Gourmet Ghetto", a mile and a half
from the University, 25 minutes from San Francisco, 45 minutes to
Napa Valley wineries, and four hours to Tahoe skiing and resorts.
We are close to buses and mass transit. “Charming,
imaginative, sun-filled - a livable work of art” are some
of the words that have been used to describe our home. 1,600 sq.
ft, open beam ceilings in living room, dining room and kitchen,
two bedrooms, all with hand painted walls, study with private
deck, one bath, lovely garden, and charming older cat to take
care of. Bicycles available. Our home is perfect for a single
person or a couple. No children, and no smoking or pets. We are
open to an exchange to just about anywhere! For more details,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA DELTA CARETAKER needed on site as development of delta
shoreline park facility expands. Monthly stipend of $500 per
month plus utilities in exchange for daily duties of opening and
closing facility gates, monitor activity at nearby fishing pier,
maintain a nightly presence, and report all unusual incidents
that may occur to park supervisor on a timely basis. Available
now for you to provide own livable self-contained unit.  For more
details please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BEAUTIFUL, 80 ACRE ESTATE in Central California. Ocean view
estate with newly constructed Tuscany style home with several
structures. Well organized, hard working person/couple needed,
with knowledge of landscaping, plumbing, electrical and sprinkler
system to maintain and manage the grounds and inside the estate.
The estate is nearly completed with a small winery. We provide a
truck, a deluxe, furnished, newly constructed caretaker home with
garage. Utilities are paid. Live in a coastal, scenic area. Must
be a non-smoker. Salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

UNIQUE CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY available for a hands on hard
working couple. Prefer a mature couple for this year-round
position in Northern California’s Klamath River Valley. Our
resort has been closed for 3+ years and is in need of renovation,
such as cleaning, painting, maintenance and grounds keeping,
prior to re-opening. Duties will include all phases of the
operation of the facility, including checking guests in and out,
cleaning, cabin, pool, grounds maintenance, etc. Position
includes a one-bedroom/one-bath cabin with all basic utilities
paid and $500 per month plus a percentage of the gross income. No
tobacco or alcohol users please. A  background and credit check
are required. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


THE BOAT BASIN FOUNDATION is a non-profit foundation that owns
and operates 117 acres of wilderness land, a heritage garden and
a field study center on the west coast of Vancouver Island,
British Columbia. We are seeking a caretaker couple interested in
assisting with ongoing maintenance and operation of the facility
– including hosting day visitors and overnight groups;
assisting with logistics planning; developing and promoting
programs and facilities to build a world-class destination for
learning about the natural and cultural history of the British
Columbia coast. This is a full time position in a remote location
with live-on-site responsibilities. Housing is provided. No
children or pets. Hours of work are flexible and will vary with
seasonality and occupancy. Start Date: As soon as possible
– ideally May 1st, 2007. For a full job description, please

A SMALL ORGANIC FARM (with venison, Shiitake, and a market
garden) in Nova Scotia is looking for an individual or couple who
would like to live and work with us for the summer/fall. To learn
more, please visit our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


beautiful Caribbean mountaintop private property on the Dutch
island of Saba (English speaking). Tranquil environment of
fourteen hundred people, including a small medical school,
mountain trails and pristine scuba diving. Non-Smoking, high
energy gentleman needs help maintaining gardens and doing odd
jobs. A fully furnished private house including utilities is
offered in exchange for a few hours help Monday-Friday. Food
allowance offered after thirty days. Prefer someone that would
appreciate the uniqueness of the property. Please email: 

TEMPORARY POSITION of three to six months available in a
Caribbean Paradise (potentially leading to a longer
term/permanent situation) at a new luxury island style home on a
secluded sandy beach on a very quiet and peaceful Caribbean
island. It’s famous for unspoiled marine environment: great
diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding, and beautiful unspoiled
beaches. House needs some detailing work: retouching of woodwork,
painting, beach landscaping, minor repairs and electrical work,
floor refinishing etc. Also general maintenance of house and
grounds, management of the house, house keeping, some cooking,
care of guests etc. Please respond to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MATURE COUPLE needed for a live-in position in a small mountain
community near Denver. Need the woman to care for a
wheelchair-bound woman. Duties include cooking, light
housecleaning, laundry, assisting with exercises, and driving to
appointments. Limited medical assistance required. Need man to
assist a healthy elderly man with impaired vision. Duties include
driving, handyman skills, a willingness to accompany him to the
ranch in northeastern Colorado and help with maintenance three
days/week. Must have a valid driver’s license. Non smokers
only. Separate living area in house, with a shared kitchen.
Please reply to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Colorado mountain property. Couple or
single person needed for a private recreational development in a
somewhat remote area in beautiful Park County, Colorado.
Community contains over 400 lots that are sparsely populated and
privately owned. This is a year-round on-site position.
Successful candidate(s) must be reliable, self-reliant,
dependable, responsible and resourceful. Handyman skills are
necessary. Modular home is provided as compensation (utilities
are paid) and is above the bathrooms/showers that are used by
owners. Successful candidate(s) must have reliable transportation
as the position requires that the caretaker(s) patrol the private
community several times per week. 4-wheel drive vehicle is
suggested. Additional duties include common area maintenance, and
communication with lot owners. Applicant(s) should be in good
health as the community is located at an altitude of
approximately 9,000 feet. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
References required. Complete background check will be required.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKER needed for Rocky Mountain National Park
in Estes Park from 5/1 - 9/17/07. We have an extensive program to
research, inventory, and monitor the park’s natural and
cultural resources. This encompasses a wide variety of
initiatives, including species mapping and monitoring,
archaeological site inventory, air and water quality studies,
historical research, and social science investigations. The data
collected during research projects provides park staff with a
scientific basis for managing the park’s resources.
Volunteers must walk over or stand on uneven, but fairly level,
terrain within the complex, work in all weather conditions, be
comfortable talking to visitors and researchers, perform
occasional lifting of items up to 40 lbs and be willing to
request assistance when tasks exceed their ability, work
weekends, and be able to calmly triage emergency situations.
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

MATURE, PERSONNAL ASSISSTANT wanted in southwestern Colorado. I
need someone long-term who is physically fit, energetic, alert,
and knowledgeable in all aspects of paralysis and the needs of
someone who is paralyzed. I'm a very independent person by nature
and successful in all aspects of life. I'm looking to hire a very
Spiritual, respectful, and Motherly type of person who is content
in their life looking for something to care for and do. The job
would include but not be limited to running errands, cleaning my
homes and retreat, cooking meals, shopping, taking care of me and
my pet-pets, traveling? and other things. Salary and Room and
vehicle may be part of package. We will discuss this. Please
email Chuck at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SERVICE ORIENTED ESTATE COUPLE needed to manage a 13,000 sq. ft. 
home on 140 acres in Vail Valley. Owners are in residence
approximately six months a year. Responsibilities include indoor
and outdoor maintenance. Cleaning, laundry, ironing and
occasional cooking required. Skills related to outdoor systems
(water, sewage and security), snow plowing and building and
grounds maintenance needed. A 2,500 sq. ft. caretaker’s
home is available above the large garage. Need an experienced
couple. This position starts Fall, 2007.  Please respond to
Estate Staffing by Heartland, at 800-866-6266 or send your resume


LARGE HOUSE on the Connecticut River, dating from 1780, available
for house exchange with anyone in Western Europe or the
Mediterranean. House is situated half way between Boston and New
York, near the small city of Middletown - a university town. Car,
kayaks, canoe, and garden bicycles are all available with the
house. Exchange time is flexible but we would prefer summer or
fall of 2007. Would prefer France, Scotland, or Turkey. Other
countries are still of interest. Time of exchange should be three
to eight weeks. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


IMMEDIATE VACANCY available for a Caretaker in a remote
jungle/oceanfront property in Costa Rica. Requires a minimum one
year commitment. Property of 265 acres and 1½ miles of
ocean front. Couple, Partner's, person with an outside income,
honest, energetic, fit, hard working and knowledge of home
repairs. Spanish speaker big plus. Have dogs and horses. Maintain
property and meet/greet tourists when on property. Live in large
house when not occupied by owners or tourists and in rustic house
when guests are at property. Rent free living in exchange for
keeping the property in top condition and guests happy. A $500
stipend per month will be provided to hire outside help. Provide
your own transportation to property. $1,000 Bond. You can see
more at our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXX  To apply, please email 


HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER needed in the Greater London area from
December 15 2007 – January 13 2008. We are looking for
someone to look after our house and two dogs while we are away.
You need to love dogs and have experience looking after them.
Back packers, professionals, singles, couples, and families are
all welcome. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE/CAT SITTER NEEDED in the United Kingdom. Looking for a
mature person/couple (no children) to look after our seven cats
and home for up to three months in the Autumn of 2007. We live in
the seaside town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. Must be a
non-smoker, and very reliable pet sitter. Please contact us at 


VOLUNTEERS needed in the communities of Guayabillas and Santa
Rosa. The two communities are located in the rain forest of
northwestern Ecuador and are so remote they can’t be
reached directly by car. Volunteers will work with community
members on projects like building a community center, working
with children in local elementary schools, and practicing
sustainable forest management work. They’ll enjoy homestays
with local families and explore the beautiful and dramatic
natural surroundings, including pristine rain forest, diverse
native flora and fauna, waterfalls and swimming holes. For more
details, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES, Amazon, Coast or the Galapagos
Islands.  We place volunteers in diverse opportunities that
provide a living, working and learning experience with Quichua
families of the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon making a difference
in their communities. Opportunities include teaching English and
environmental education to Indigenous youth; reforesting one of
the world’s most biologically diverse countries with native
and endemic plant species; and so on. Volunteers are expected to
help families, foundations and biological stations reach their
goals along with helping out in day-to-day activities. In return,
gain invaluable experience that you will keep for a lifetime. You
can learn more at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LONG-TERM HOUSE SWAP AVAILABLE. We would like to swap our
furnished Orlando home for similar situation in Austin, TX, for
6-18 months. Our 4-bedroom, 3-bath pool home is on a 3/4-acre
treed lot in a small lovely neighborhood 30 minutes north of Walt
Disney World and 60-90 minutes from beaches.  We are two
professionals who will bring one senior Greyhound (indoors) and
one outdoor cat to your home. Children and pets are welcome in
our home.  Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX if this arrangement is of
interest to you.

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY located in Deland is seeking quality
managers with great people and phone skills to fill full time
positions. Will entertain couples or single managers. Free rent,
utilities, and salary provided. Please fax resumes to 

GREAT RETIREMENT JOB available for the right couple on the west
coast of Florida. Get paid to live aboard an eighty-foot sailboat
as caretakers. Compensation will be $24,000 salary, room, board,
and occasional tips (for a total Compensation of about $50,000).
Prior boating experience a plus but not required. Please contact 


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Quercy area of southwest France for two
weeks in June and/or September to January 2008. I have five
adorable cats and a fun dog living in a farmhouse near the town
of Cahors. I need a friendly, reliable and independent
housesitter(s) to take good care of them. The person(s)
interested would also need to love the countryside and have their
own transport. This is a beautiful area with a lot to discover
and simply enjoy. This offers the French lifestyle at its best.
For further info, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Ariege, Pyrenees, France from May 15
until the end of June. We are looking for housesitters for about
five or six weeks. We have three Newfoundlanders, a cat, a horse,
and a donkey to take care of. We offer a brand new house at the
foothills of the Pyrenees, 12 km from Foix (car needed). You can
use the internet. We are waiting for reactions. For more details,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


OUR LUXURY RETIREMENT RESIDENCES have immediate opportunities
available for live-in co-manager couples. We are interested in
applicants who have 3-5 years of management experience and are
willing to relocate. We offer paid training, bonuses, vacation,
and a benefits package which includes housing, meals, utilities,
insurance, and a 401(k) plan. Interested couples should fax or
mail both sets of resumes to: attn:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS WANTED on Hawaii’s Big Island. We need
caretakers for fixer upper cabins, farms and houses in Kalapana,
Opihikao, Mountain View, Glenwood and the Pahoa areas. Houses
need some fixing up. Drywall, painting, carpentry, etc. We also
offer a volunteer work exchange farm internship program on our
tropical fruit farms.  For more info, please call Allan at 

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
 Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but
ideally desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt
shape or 20 x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain
water catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless
internet, surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We
share excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese,
feta, and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet,
child, and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, LLC, an award-winning self-storage developer,
offers an outstanding opportunity for a high-energy couple to
manage a brand new facility in Honolulu. The facility is
technologically advanced, with outstanding systems and operations
support. Responsibilities include the initial leasing of the new
facility; daily operation of the facility, including ongoing
leasing, billing, collections and reporting; routine onsite
maintenance and oversight of repair professionals; marketing,
community relations and business development; profitable growth
and operation of the facility. Excellent total compensation
package consists of generous salary (dependent on experience),
profit sharing bonuses, on-site housing including utilities,
insurance, and a Simplified IRA. The facility is strictly smoke
free. Please submit both resumes with phone numbers via email to 


FARM CARETAKERS needed (preferably a couple) to assist an elderly
owner work and care for a 800 acre wheat and pea dry land farm
and home. Located 6-7 miles out of Moscow, ID. Must have
experience and knowledge of farming operations and be able to do
physical labor of farm duties including operating and maintaining
farm equipment. Salary and additional benefits to include
possible housing to be discussed at time of interview. Please
mail your resume and cover letter to: Farm Caretaker, 

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the heart of Island Park, Idaho is
looking for summer help. Our backyard is the Targhee National
Forest; we sit on both banks of the Henry’s Fork of the
Snake River. We are 22 miles south of West Yellowstone,
surrounded by the Continental Divide. We are currently seeking
employees for our summer season, mid-May through Labor Day. We
are looking for housekeepers, front desk, grounds and
maintenance, and restaurant help. Housing available and wages
depending on experience. Please send resume and references to: 


A CHICAGO FAMILY with five children seeks "Best in the
World" as a Household Estate Manager to oversee staff of 15
for a beautiful luxury home. Requirements include many
years’ experience in a private home, familiarity with care
of 17th-century artwork, knowledge in creating fine dining
vignettes for billionaires, etc. Must be honest, hard-working,
and a team player. Salary ranges $150,000 to $200,000 plus
benefits. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SINGLE HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER wanted for a five bedroom house on
a five-acre farmette in a rural area midway between Chicago and
Milwaukee. You only need to work eight hours a week (mowing, snow
removal, maintenance) in return for a private room and bath and
kitchen privileges. My wife and I travel and will be in the house
only occasionally. No pets, please. Prefer someone with handyman
and carpentry skills and accustomed to rural property. You will
need a car. This long-term position is available now. For more
information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HORSE CARETAKER needed. We need a person who knows how to care
for four stalled horses in return for living in house trailer. To
apply, please send your qualifications to Caretaker Position, 


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Todi area, near Perugia. Couple,
preferably mature, needed to look after a historic house and
animals for a minimum of six months. The security of the house is
essential. Garden and light housework. Cottage on property
provided, utilities included. Car can be arranged. No
remuneration. For more details, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE WOULD LIKE TO swap our 3 bedroom house in northern Italy, near
Lake Garda, for a house in the Santa Cruz area of California for
the month of August, 2007. For more details, please email 

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who are interested in sustainable tourism and
have a passion for nature. Our farmhouse is located between Rome
and Naples, in the Abruzzi National Park. The work of the
volunteers is related to the farm stay and the farm and it varies
a lot from season to season and from day to day. Volunteers work
in the morning and in the afternoon they are never required to
work (during that time they usually explore the area or they
spend time with the guests or they participate in the activities
when it is possible) and then they help with the dinner and
lunch. You will get accommodation and three meals per day. When
they take place and it is possible, you can participate in some
of the activities such as mountain hikes, yoga and visit to the
cheese making shepherd completely free. This experience is
particularly good for people who are willing to learn Italian and
immerse in our culture we are happy to help you. We speak
Italian, English, Spanish and a bit of French. Non smokers
preferred. We are also seeking the following: backpacking
musicians, carpenter, webmaster, photographer, and people
interested in helping us build a commune. For more information,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE NEED HELP with the beginning stages of our nature retreat,
organic farm and alternative teaching center. We are in the
process of building our 10-acre primitive retreat center, nestled
in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. We are looking for
partners to help us develop this property. We need people to help
construct our buildings. We are only 2,000’ from the
Caribbean Sea, safe, secure, and private. The farm has a running
river and artesian springs. We grow almost every tropical fruit
and vegetable imaginable. We are registered with environmental
groups and agencies worldwide as a bird and wildlife sanctuary.
Live rent-free in exchange for light maintenance work such as
weeding, raking, gardening, maintenance of fences and buildings,
shopping for supplies, rototilling and weed-eating work.
Applicants should be in good health, handy, and resourceful with
a common sense understanding of nature’s hazards. Currently
only primitive living conditions exist. Serious inquires should


HORSE RANCH called XXXXXXXXXXXXX on 120 acres in Stilwell needs a
person to do and train employees to care for day to day
maintenance. Our full-service breeding facility is nestled in a
park-like setting. For details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in Brunswick. Brunswick's leading Bed and
Breakfast Inn is looking for a dynamic couple or individual to be
onsite Innkeepers. Will be responsible for all innkeeping duties
and providing owner weekly reports on occupancy, income/expenses,
concerns and suggestions. Must oversee and sell art in the inn
art program, be computer literate, have knowledge of QuickBooks,
reservation systems, or ready to learn. Items still in
transition. Please send your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Phone inquiries not accepted.

SUMMER HELP needed from June - October in Maine. Restaurant
manager couple needed to run a small restaurant with a commitment
to high quality food and service in old coastal Summer community.

WANTED: A COMPATIBLE COUPLE to live on Seguin Island, Maine for
the summer of 2008 (not the summer of 2007) to caretake our
majestic historic lighthouse and surrounding 64 acres of grounds,
2½ miles off shore from the mouth of the Kennebec River.
Stewardship includes guiding visitors through the museum and
lighthouse as well as maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Duties are assumed Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor
Day, with one weekday ashore to take care of personal needs.
Qualified applicants will possess outstanding public relations
skills, good work ethics, maritime experience, complete with a
sense of adventure and humor. Weekly stipend of $75.00 per person
may be available. Please send a resume and letter of introduction


SMALL SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER near DC looking for an on site
retreat manager/couple with experience, pleasing personality,
flexibility, good communication skills, and a joyful spirit. Am
Kolel Sanctuary, a former monastery, is on 28 acres of land and
forest. Skills and experience desired: ability to work well with
others, administrative, property management, facilities and
grounds maintenance. Other skills optimal: organic gardening,
experience with community supported agriculture, and marketing.
Salary and benefits are negotiable. Please contact 

COUPLE is seeking a caretaker for their private residence,
pleasure horses, oriental garden, farm and handyman work in
Monkton. Full time $2,100 per month plus benefits plus large
tenant house. Great schools. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


A BEVERLY FARMS FAMILY (north of Boston) seeks a couple for their
12,000 sq. ft. home on eight acres. Her duties: housecleaning,
laundry and ironing, cooking, grocery shopping, errands, etc. His
responsibilities: yard maintenance, feeding livestock, snow
maintenance, formal meal service, etc. Experience required. Must
be energetic and self-starting, nonsmoking, and child-friendly
with discretion, flexibility, and willing attitudes. Travel
required. Salary to $100,000 plus benefits and housing. 


A BIRMINGHAM FAMILY seeks a Housekeeper/manager for a 10,000 sq.
ft. home. They need a meticulous, self-motivated individual who
never needs to be told twice to do anything for their household
of three children and two dogs. Experience and knowledge in
caring for fine items (marble, antiques, silver, etc.) required.
Salary to $70,000 plus benefits and private apartment. Please

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are seeking an animal-loving single or
couple with extensive experience for daily care and management of
four horses; four steers; cats and dogs; and grounds care on our
95-acre private residence and barns on a river in Otsego, MI.
Horse care: feed, groom, bathe, exercise, medical attention,
groundwork and knowledge of nutrition. Maintenance: clean stalls,
tack and barn areas; locate and put up hay; maintain grounds
(mowing, weeding, gardening), horse paths, arenas and all farm
equipment, vehicles, small boat, pond; snowplowing, farm and
animal errands. Must be able to operate and maintain a Bobcat,
tractor and mower and transport horses. Dog/cat sitting a
necessity. Non-smoker; sorry, no dogs or children; valid
driver’s license; criminal/credit background check; ability
to lift up to 75 lbs, plus responsibility for property and
animals 24/7. Salary and housing provided with vacation plus
perks. Duties will vary for individual vs. couple; couple
preferred. To apply, please mail your resume to: Caretaker, 


“Jeff and Karen Hay - Another World is Possible”
Dates of Birth: Jeff: 8/11/51 and Karen: 2/9/54
Interests: Jeff: organic gardening, reading, politics, the blues,
surfing, sailing, travel; Karen: vegan cooking, organic
gardening, reading, sailing, travel.
Quote: "Not all who wander are lost."  J.R.R. Tolkien

                                Jeff and Karen

        Jeff and Karen Hay have been successful caretakers for
many years. Their last Caretaker Gazette Profile proved just how
successful they've been - they received many inquiries from other
Caretaker Gazette readers wondering "How do you do it?"

                Among an assortment of great caretaking
locations, they had two particular standouts. One for several
years as caretakers of a 26 acre private island estate in Kaneohe
Bay, Oahu. Known as "Coconut Island" this estate was
the same property as the opening shots of the "island"
from the popular TV series "Gilligan's Island".  Jeff
and Karen were responsible for the oversight of several employees
and managed and maintained several dwellings, two boats,
vehicles, equipment and the extensive grounds. The absentee owner
lived in Japan and had many friends and business associates visit
the island. Jeff and Karen hosted the guests as well as other
special events. The island estate was such an idyllic setting
that many groups and individuals requested use of the facilities.
It was very important to the owner to maintain good relations
with not only the community but with the University of Hawaii as
well who had their Marine Biology Center housed there. Jeff and
Karen were the owner's liaison with these various groups and
individuals. Jeff says, "We received a generous salary,
including benefits, a two bedroom two bath home on the island and
the use of the boats and vehicles. When the University of Hawaii
decided to buy the island, we left Hawaii to travel with our two
children. Caretaking had allowed us to home school them and we
explored Mexico, Costa Rica and most of the southwestern United
States as caretakers." 
                Caretaking was an option Jeff and Karen were
still considering when they found and subscribed to The Caretaker
Gazette. For five years, they managed a ten acre organic orchard
in the north part of the South Island of New Zealand. They
learned a lot about organic growing and sustainable agriculture
there. The property had plums, avocadoes, figs, pears, apples,
fejoes, citrus and much more. Its acreage overlooked Golden Bay.
Karen kept the accounts and they both marketed the produce to
small organic shops.
                Jeff and Karen met 20 years ago in southern
California. Jeff flew over from Hawaii for a friend's wedding,
met Karen and decided to move to California. Karen had a
managerial job in marketing and advertising with a large savings
and loan company and Jeff was offered a lucrative sales
management position. But when they decided to start a family they
started questioning their lifestyle. They wanted more time
together with a slower pace of life and decided to climb off the
corporate ladder. Jeff and Karen say, "Caretaking has
provided us with something we can do together and a pace that
gives us the time to pursue our other interests. We've also been
fortunate enough to caretake two beautiful properties in
different hemispheres."
                In their previous 2003 profile Jeff and Karen
stressed the imperative of a trusting relationship between the
caretakers and property owners. Since that profile - which really
turned into a caretaking forum, they've given a lot of thought to
exactly what does make them successful.
                While they are still quick to qualify all their
advice with the essential trust between partners (caretakers and
property owners) inquiries have led to a sharper definition. Jeff
and Karen now say that the "right fit" in caretaking is
of real importance and to obtain that "fit" the
caretakers must know who they are and what they want. Karen says
at first it can be as simple as a desire to live a more romantic
life in exotic locales. However to get "the perfect
fit" can take a more exacting definition and while that
definition would seem to go without saying they say it's not wise
to leave it unspoken. Jeff and Karen see caretaking as an
alternative to the go-to-school, get-a-degree, get-a-career,
work-for-thirty-years, then retire concept that is a mainstream
life choice.
                Beyond that Karen and Jeff say that they've very
specifically defined the most important aspects of what they
consider a meaningful life. Under a general heading of
"Another World is Possible" they have inserted the
specific desire to help create a more sustainable culture in
which, for instance, organic agriculture (i.e. permaculture
principles) figures largely. Jeff and Karen now see The Caretaker
Gazette as more than an employment service rather as a potential
meeting place for people to connect with property owners who
share a compatible outlook. They are currently in talks with
several people who share their passion.

                               Coconut Island

CARETAKER needed full-time, on site, for P XXXXXXXXXXXXX rental
properties. Applicants should be mechanically inclined and able
to do general repairs, carpentry, lawn maintenance, snowplowing
and housekeeping. This is an ideal position for a retired or
semi-retired couple. On site housing and salary provided. Please
mail to: Caretaker Position,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPERS - Seeking just the right couple to run an historic,
6-bedroom B&B in Traverse City. Couple will be responsible
for daily operations such as taking reservations, customer
service, cooking, minor household repairs, gardening, supervising
housekeeping staff, etc. Couple will also be responsible for the
marketing of the B&B to grow the business and increase
occupancy rates. Must be proficient in basic computer programs.
We are seeking a hard-working, energetic, enthusiastic couple to
take on this opportunity. Innkeeper’s quarters and income
provided. Prefer long-term commitment. For more details and to
submit your resume for this position, send an email to: 


A FAMILY, located 10 minutes from Minneapolis, seeks a
professionally trained hands-on Household Manager for their 6,500
sq. ft. home on four acres overlooking a lake. They seek someone
who can see what needs accomplished and do it without
supervision. Responsibilities include housecleaning, preparing
meals, shopping, running errands, light entertaining, etc. Salary
to $70,000 (commensurate with training/abilities) plus benefits.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED: Charming hand-built cottage on 37 acres in the
Mark Twain National Forest, in the Missouri Ozark Mountains,
needs a caretaker or couple for 3 - 12 months in preparation for
sale. Wood fired hot tub, adjacent rivers and solitude. Two hours
to St. Louis. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED to run a small hotel in Houston, Missouri, in the
heart of the Ozarks. Situated on a major highway, on the main
'drag', within walking distance to Wal-Mart, and next to the
hospital, and restaurants. Living quarters provided in exchange
for work (someone must be on hand to handle customers 24/7).
Hours are flexible for time off. Includes apartment, all
utilities, cable, internet, can be furnished as well if
necessary. Share kitchen area with owners occasionally during
day. References required, non-smoking and neat people only.

CARETAKER-WOMAN, CHILDREN, pets, moral standards, vegetarian,
Christian, helper, believe in God, Jesus, spirit, ghosts,
responsibilities, must pass training. No drugs, smoking, alcohol,
nothing illegal. What do you like, bluegrass gospel, country
gospel music, goals? References. Background check required.
Estate trustee must fulfill the wishes of the trust. Permanent
only. One room available now in mobile home. No pay for now.
Housing exchange for services. More housing and possibilities if
you help. Not much daily work. Only when work needs to be done.
We will make money together. I am a Christian lady. I do not want
sex. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message, or call

LOOKING FOR CARETAKER HELP in Missouri. Have RV sites. Terms and
salary negotiable. Prefer drug and alcohol free and non-smoking
applicants. Horse experience valuable. Farming, construction,
forestry, electrical, plumbing, and marketing experience are all
very helpful. A seasonal or permanent position will be
considered. You can learn more at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


This is a summer seasonal position, from May - September. Housing
is provided. Seeking excellent customer service skills, computer
proficient, previous lodging software (Room Master) experience
preferred. This is a salaried position. Please contact

LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE PERSON, non-drinker, non-smoker,
non-drug user who is physically fit, mechanically adept (can use
and maintain a tractor and other equipment) can use and sharpen a
chain saw, likes to work, can ride horses and likes animals,
doesn't mind being somewhat isolated (once a week a group of
people come over to camp outside). Transportation is not
necessary. Will pick up. Electricity is by solar power so
knowledge of electricity and plumbing is necessary. Only phone
connection is by cell phone. Bring your own. Must cook for self.
If able to cook for groups of 10 - 20 for three meals 3 - 4 times
a month salary will be higher, if proven to be a real cook. Must
be very clean. Starting salary is $950 per month. Will be higher
if the performance warrants it. One pet is OK. Bonus will be paid
for superior performance. New cabin and ordinary ranch food
provided. For the summer of 2007, June 10 to September 10.
Incredible views. At the edge of forest backed up by mountains.
Please contact, as soon as possible:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in remote Montana. Autonomously assure
four homes, storage facilities, and grounds (600 acres) are safe,
secure, proactively well maintained. General maintenance,
housekeeping, some heavy cleaning, and operation of all
self-sustaining systems on an off-grid property: large generator,
solar panel system, and water resources. Prefer hands on repair
and overseeing contractors including the building phase. Requires
integrity, confidentiality, computer skills, ability to create
and maintain logs for property, building and vehicle maintenance
schedules, and operate within budget. Couple will be considered.
Compensation includes salary, housing, vehicle plus a generous
benefit package and 401(k). To apply, please email: 

Do you enjoy nature? Would you like to spend the summer next door
to a wildlife refuge with a lake out your door? Do you like
working with people? Are you willing to work at a variety of jobs
- or specialize in one area? Elk Lake Resort - a small, family
owned and operated resort in Montana’s remote Centennial
Valley - may just be the place of your dreams. We are seeking
someone to help with housekeeping, help with kitchen prep and
dinner/lunch service, help with yard and building maintenance,
and help interacting with guests from around the country. We are
offering a cash wage, full-hookups, and a food allowance in
return for five days a week of work - approximately May 15 to
September 30. Our ideal employee would be someone(s) who would
love living and working here - and would return year after year.
Potential permanent part-time position available to the right
person(s). Learn more about the area by visiting  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for an apartment complex. We are looking for a
full-time, positive, dependable and detail oriented person to
clean and take care of our community. You must live on-site.
Apply in person at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING full-time Groundskeeper/Maintenance person for Chadron
property. Spraying, weeding, watering, extensive tree shelter
belt for a 1,100 acre ranch. Must be self-motivated and willing
to follow directions. Needs to be capable of working on their own
or as an assistant to an absentee owner. Need a reliable,
competent person. Prefer mechanical, general maintenance and
horticultural experience. Excellent wages and benefits. Please
send your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH HANDYMAN Couple needed in Minden, NV. Will perform a
variety of work around a horse ranch in the Carson Valley. Will
need to operate a tractor and other heavy equipment such as a
loader, grader, backhoe, etc. Assist with ground preparation for
construction project. Will do cleanup work, removing trash and
debris and other work as assigned, and irrigation work when
needed. Must like to be around horses and other animals. Live on
site in a one bedroom mobile home. Housekeeping work available if
a couple wants to apply. Salary to be discussed at time of
interview. Please mail your resume and cover letter to: 

RELIABLE COUPLE needed to maintain and manage a 200 unit Mini
Storage Facility in Pahrump. Computer experience is helpful.
Duties include maintaining yard, cleaning units, renting units,
collecting rents, deposit funds etc. Experience preferred,
however, will train the right couple. On site housing plus
utilities included along with salary. Please mail your resume to
861 W Wilson Road, Pahrump, NV 89048.

CARETAKER NEEDED to assist an individual with various odd jobs
around a 40 acre property. Will need to work 10+ hours per week.
Shift will be a minimum of four to five hours per day. Must be
willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, and be
physically fit. Have basic knowledge of carpentry. Be
mechanically inclined as basic maintenance and repair of
structures is required. Be dependable and have a good work ethic.
Please mail your resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CAMDEN FAMILY seeks a Childcare/Chef. The right candidate will
be flexible and outgoing and have the ability to prepare great
meals in a beautiful country setting. They are looking for
someone who will stay long-term and grow with the family. Salary
from $50,000 plus benefits and housing. Please contact 

CARETAKER WANTED for a 50 acre farm in Hunterdon County New
Jersey. Responsibilities include maintaining gardens, upkeep of
buildings, animal care, etc. Horse experience a plus. Excellent
salary and benefits. No housing provided. Must be dependable and
self-motivated. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXX is in the foothills of the
Ramapo Mountains of rural New Jersey, only 45 minutes from
mid-town Manhattan. At camp we are surrounded by the natural
beauty of 500 acres of wooded land and a 60 acre spring-fed lake.
Caretaker will be responsible for lead facility maintenance and
repairs program for this year round camp. Must have experience in
plumbing, electric, carpentry. Need to have your own tools and
valid driver’s license. Please email your resume and cover

DO YOU WANT A HOME? Caretaker/housekeeper couple wanted for an
idyllic 15 acre property in Western New Jersey, two bedroom
apartment in separate building with private driveway.
Responsibilities include landscaping, masonry, carpentry,
extensive knowledge of equipment, workshop, must be self starter,
organized: housekeeper must be obsessively clean, light cooking.
Salary $80,000+ depending on experience, capabilities, and
references. Must care for property as your own. Must drive and
have legal status. Principals only, no agencies. Will consider
caretaker job separately from couple. email your resume and
reference list to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A QUIET HOME in Santa Fe has an opening for a live-in caregiver,
providing services to an elderly couple in their 5,000 sq. ft
home. Room, board and appropriate wages apply. Caregiver will
have own bedroom and bath. Applicant has valid driver’s
license, excellent driving record and able to pass a background
check. Good cooks only should apply. Duties include meal
planning, shopping for meals, cooking, serving three meals per
day, (light breakfast/lunch, and well prepared tasty low fat
dinners including vegetable and salad). Must keep an immaculate
kitchen, including pick up, dish washing after every meal.
Personal quarters must be kept clean. Caregiver will drive couple
to Doctor’s appointments, run errands, do light outdoor
garden work, clean porches, light house cleaning (someone else
comes to clean weekly). Six days per week are required. Day
starts at approximately 7:00 am and is finished at about 8:00 pm
with breaks in between. Personality and disposition of caregiver
is extremely important. My parents do not want someone who
dominates their space. Once duties are accomplished, caregiver
feels comfortable going to their own quarters or another area of
the home for private time. Person must be kind, careful and
quiet. Couple has emphysema, on oxygen. Loving care and tending
to daily needs with the right attitude is essential. A list of
daily chores will be made available as a suitable caretaker is
identified. Couple naps every afternoon. Small indoor dog is very
important part of life. Loving care of dog and its safety is
essential. Only non-smokers need apply. Please send resumes to 

MATURE COUPLE, with no dependent children, needed to reside on a
working horse ranch. Nice new two bedroom, two bath house
provided. Grounds/maintenance: knowledge of drip irrigation,
mowing, and general grounds upkeep of housing and equipment.
Housekeeping: General housekeeping duties, shopping for owners
and guests, cooking for owners and guests, and caring for the
owner’s pets. This position does not include working with
horses. References will be checked, and drug testing is required.
Salary is negotiable. Please forward your resume with references
and all related experience to Human Resources,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED in Clove Valley, Dutchess County. Responsible
competent single man or couple with strong body needed for
maintenance of 130 acres in an exclusive estate. Care for
grounds, animals and garden. Small housekeeping duties.
Comfortable housing provided, and a small stipend. Please call

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is seeking residential seasonal
staff from the end of April through October 2007. Located in a
beautiful setting in the Catskill Mountains. Staff needed for
front desk, kitchen and dining room, grounds, event production,
housekeeping. Requires positive attitude, problem solving,
computer skills, no physical limitations, and the ability to
multi-task and communicate with others. All positions may be
called on to work in all departments as needed. Must be able to
work flexible hours. Retail/service industry experience a plus.
Room and board included, plus weekly stipend, use of the
Sanctuary and Yoga Studio, hiking trails, swimming pool, etc.
Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application packet. 

MILLBROOK, NY: Seeking ethical professional or couple to assist
with private horse farm, long term. If you desire an honest life
in beautiful country (two hours from NYC) with farms, friendly
people and culture you'll love it here. Responsibilities include
all aspects of care for 5-10 horses, barn/grounds maintenance
including mowing and firewood. Must be comfortable with
machinery/tractors. Carpentry and riding experience helpful.
Occasionally will be required to care for house and cats when
owners are away. Approximately 20-30 hours a week required in
exchange for private new two-bedroom house. Please email your
resume and contact info to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

GARRISON, NY. Looking for a congenial, retired couple in good
health to assist with a private compound, long term. Quiet
setting with meadows, ponds and lots of open space in an
interesting, eclectic community, one hour by car or train from
NYC. Responsibilities include care for grounds, errands and
checking on house and pets when owners are away. Occasional
assistance with entertaining. Experience with carpentry, building
systems and small equipment helpful. Approximately 20-25 hours a
week required in exchange for a private new two-bedroom cottage,
including utilities. Please email your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Hamilton area of New Zealand from
September 2nd to October 10th, 2007. Hamilton is New Zealand's
fourth largest urban area, and is the country's seventh largest
city. It is in the Waikato region of the North Island,
approximately 130 km south of Auckland. I have two small dogs to
be looked after. For more details, please email William at 

HOUSESITTER needed from May 28 to June 30 in the Bay of Plenty,
New Zealand. Our house is in the township of Te Puke. We are away
for the month of June and require someone to look after our
house, garden, and two cats Babby and Oscar. Non smokers are
essential. For more details, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed from May 7 - September 19, 2007 in Northland,
Kerikeri, New Zealand. We have a cat, four budgies and a Rainbow
Lorikeet. We are looking for a mature responsible person or
couple, retired would be fine, who is great at looking after
house, garden and pets. Bird lovers would be great! The garden
and house will not need much maintenance. The budgies are in an
aviary and easy to handle and the cat loves to have company.
Lori, the lorikeet, is a nectar eater, and needs fresh food
daily. He loves to chat and is also in a separate aviary. We are
living in town, but nice and private with some native bush and a
large pond. At the moment we are looking mainly for somebody for
the time we are going to Europe this year. Our plans are to do
this every year. So it would be great to find somebody who would
like to do it every year. But this is not essential. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. This is a perfect position for a couple looking to run
a small beachfront eco-lodge on an English speaking traditional
remote Caribbean Island with incredible fishing and diving. We
have 13 cabins and 6 beachfront acres 45 miles off of Nicaragua's
Caribbean coast. MSNBC called Little Corn Island one of the 18
best-kept island secrets in the world. We invite you to send a
resume and photo. Serious inquiries will receive a job
description and more information about compensation. Please email


MATURE COUPLE are needed as Resident Managers. Will live in a
Mobile Home Park off North Tryon. This is a one person position.
$1,500/month plus housing, bonus and benefits. Please send your
resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

inexpensive retreat? I am seeking a mature, responsible, quiet,
female housesitter/petsitter to handle things when I travel. $150
per month rent for private bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen
privileges. Quiet country setting in "green" community;
walking trails; easy drive to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. Must be
a cat lover, willing to spoil my two indoor/outdoor cats. Looking
for 4 to 6 month situation, beginning mid-April, but could be
extended if it works out well. References required. No smoking.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed to live in the Smoky Mountains of North
Carolina from May – October. Will oversee six rental homes.
You can live rent free plus receive $400/month. All utilities are
paid. To learn more and to reply, please go to our website at 

LIVE FREE! Eastern NC property manager needed for an upscale
doublewide development of 18 homes on twenty acres. Duties
include minor maintenance, groundskeeping and tenant management.
This is ideal for a retired couple. Quiet, county location just
ten miles north of Jacksonville (off Highway 17), and twenty
minutes to the ocean. References and a complete background check
required. Please email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING: Searching for a 50+, quiet,
non-smoke/drink/drugs person for 10 - 15 hours per week to do
light housekeeping and seasonal pool maintenance of a 2,300 sq.
ft. house in a rural area near Raleigh, NC. In exchange, will
provide a 4-room furnished apartment with utilities. Please email


WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Year-round, live-in mature married couple to
run a lovely 11 bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in Southeast
Oklahoma. No children or pets. Excellent housekeepers, good with
people, light maintenance and ground care. Great opportunity for
a team. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN CARETAKER needed in Muskogee. Only mature, single ladies
need apply. This position has no heavy lifting, light
housekeeping, shopping and cooking. You will need a valid
Oklahoma driver’s license. Weekly salary, and a private
room and bath are provided. Work and personal references are
required. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for an


RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER WANTED. Candidate should be mature,
nonsmoking, and be able to pass a criminal background check. Must
have a current driver’s license. Duties: daily horse care,
farm equipment operation, irrigation repair, landscaping, and
managing other employees. Salary/Benefits: $1,200, onsite
housing, including utilities and cell phone provided. To apply,
please email your resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED to provide housekeeping and landscaping at
historic XXXXXXXXXXXXX in West Linn, OR. Free rent and utilities
provided. Please call or email to request a job announcement and
questionnaire at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG TERM POSITION AVAILABLE for a dedicated mature woman wanting
to work a forty hour week for a private married couple living on
ranch near Medford. Job requires professional house cleaning,
cooking, and expert care for ornamental gardens and animals.
Salary plus a nice two bedroom, two bath cabin on the Rogue
River, will be provided by the owner for housekeeper and her
mate. The mate can hold an outside job. One mile of private river
frontage is available for steelhead and salmon fishing. No
children, pets, smoking, drinking, drugging or partying. Please
email your resume with references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOTEL MANAGEMENT Couple needed for an Oregon Coast Motel. This is
a live-in-position. Office duties, maintenance and housekeeping
experience is helpful; other duties necessary. Send resume to:


CARETAKERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Central Lycoming
County. Two live-in positions available, which includes housing,
salary and benefits. Prior experience in booking for large groups
would be very helpful. Farm experience would be helpful, but not
required. Please submit your interest, including background and
experience to: Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PITTSBURGH COUPLE seeks a very professional couple. In addition
to housecleaning, responsibilities include laundry, ironing,
occasional cooking, and supervising ground maintenance crews.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work in beautiful home for a
family that will truly appreciate your hard work and expertise.
Experience and/or professional training required. Salary
commensurate with skills and abilities (for 5½ days a
week) and includes benefits and housing. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to operate a hunting and fishing club.
Couple to manage and operate a 40 member hunting and fishing club
on a private lake in the Pocono Mountains. Duties include
preparing home-style cooking and housekeeping when guests are
present, plus general house/grounds maintenance. Salary, room,
board, and benefits included. Credit and background checks will
be required. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed. Ideal for a couple. Work on a
beautiful 32 acre Bucks County estate with lake. Housecleaning,
property and pool maintenance, mowing, gardening, driving,
housesitting/animal care etc. Included is a charming three
bedroom cottage plus salary, and 401k pension benefits.
Experience and references required. Please email resume to

CARETAKERS needed. Two year-round, full-time caretakers needed
for a private sportsman's club in the Pocono Mountains, near
Bushkill, PA. Must have experience in cooking, cleaning, and
maintenance repair work for indoor and outdoor equipment. Salary
including health care, housing and all amenities provided. Club
consists of woodlands, lake and a 15 bedroom clubhouse with
attached caretakers’ residence. Position starts ASAP. If
interested and you have a love of the outdoors, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with all of your background information and

MANAGER WANTED, long-term, for a small mobile home park in the
country near Reading. Newly renovated house across from park is
provided. Strong management skills required. Please reply to


WELL ESTABLISHED B&B, in Newport RI, seeking assistant
Innkeeper for the season. The compensation package includes
housing (on site) and wages, with an excellent working
environment, wonderful people and coastal living this position is
more of an adventure than a traditional job. We will provide
extensive training. Cooking skills are a plus, but not a
requirement. If you want to learn more, direct your calls to:


MYRTLE BEACH Swap available. Mature couple wishes to swap very
nice two bedroom, two bath condominium on the ocean front in
Myrtle Beach, for thirty days or so. What have you? Like New York
City; Portland, Maine; Molokai, Hawaii; and Vermont.  This is a
very nice property and only a refined, cultural, couple with
impeccable references is to be considered. Please email


SEEKING A CARETAKER, preferably a couple, for an off-the-grid,
oceanfront house on an outer island of Palau. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for details, photographs, and application


SMALL PRODUCE FARM in East Tennessee Mountains is in need of help
with chores. We raise berries, produce and also sell free-range
eggs at market May thru November. Would consider long term. We
have an RV hookup in exchange for yard work and gardening. Close
to parks and recreational areas. Gatlinburg Dollywood, etc. No
remuneration. For more info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED SOMEONE who would be willing to live in our home on eight
acres in the Sequatchie Valley (between Whitwell and Dunlap),
keep it neat and clean, as well as mow the yard, keep the leaves
off the grass in the fall, remove leaves from the roof and
gutters, fertilize the yard, general yard clean up in the fall
and again in the spring and periodic weeding of beds and trimming
of shrubbery. Our home is three bedrooms, two baths. You may
bring your dogs with you, provided they are not diggers, are
housebroken, and well behaved. No cats! We have a large fenced
backyard, approximately one acre. There will be no monetary
compensation for the position. We will check your references.
Please contact Jeff and Cindy if you have are interested.We look
forward to hearing from you: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOME IN DALLAS available for housesitting for June - August.
It’s a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in a lovely, safe, older
quiet area. No smokers and no children. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
to apply.

NATIONWIDE Self Storage Management Company is seeking full time
management couples. To apply, please email your resume to

DOG LOVING HOUSESITTER OR COUPLE needed for our beautiful two
story house in an upscale, safe, central San Antonio
neighborhood. We are close to the Riverwalk, Alamo, and shopping.
We have a 60 inch flat screen TV, Bird/butterfly landscaped,
internet access, weekly maid service, large deck, and an outdoor
grille. We have two small affectionate dogs. One requires
injection three times/week. You must have your own mobile phone,
transportation, and ability to give dog injections. Our vacation
is from November 1 - 22, 2007. Come early, stay a few days after.
References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN MANAGEMENT TEAM needed to manage a 600+ storage unit
facility in Helotes. Excellent sales and customer service
required. Experience preferred, but will train the right Managers
if qualified. Competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and
free apartment provided. To apply, please fax XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A COUPLE OR SINGLE needed to be a house sitter and care for dogs
when I am absent. I offer a one bedroom furnished apartment with
separate laundry facilities. I have three elderly Newfoundland
dogs in a kennel situation, so care is minimal. I am gone about
five months. I would like mowing, edging and some maintenance
work completed. Located on a private lake north of Dallas.
References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed in Conroe. Requires a minimum of
one year groundskeeping experience. Job duties include cutting
grass, weeding, all groundskeeping duties and taking care of
horses. Employer does drug screen and background check. To apply,
please mail your resume and cover letter to Texas Workforce

COUPLE TEAM needed for a large waterfront rural estate, southeast
 of Dallas. Family, friends and guests in residence periodically
throughout the year, primarily October through May. Must be
willing to work weekends and holidays. Must enjoy children;
family has four children and they always bring friends. Work with
support staff of seven full-time employees to keep the home,
outbuildings, boats, cars, 9 hole golf course with four greens
and property in pristine condition and ready for the family's
arrival. Basic home style cooking required, always served buffet
style. 10-12 large events per year-- willing to hire extra help.
Two dogs and eight horses on property.  Three bedroom house on
the lake for the couple team. Salary depends on experiences with
benefits and potential retirement plan. Estate Staffing by
Heartland, please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE position available. We need a self
starter who is dependable, trustworthy, honest and mature.
Variety of duties include: maintenance and upkeep of farm
property, landscaping and residences; raising and selling deer;
and operation and maintenance of various related farm equipment.
Ideal candidate is a jack-of-all-trades and must work with little
supervision and effectively with other farm employees.
Compensation based on abilities and initiative. Housing on
property a possibility. Please fax your resume and references to


VOLUNTEERS interested in Buddhism are sought for two camps in
Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern Thailand, which is 650 km
northeast of Bangkok. One camp is located in the Boontharik
district and the other in the Khemmarat district. The camps serve
local children ages 7 - 15 years old who are learning about
Buddhism, meditation, and learning to give, in preparation for
ordination. You should love children as well as learning about
other cultures. To participate, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information


CARETAKER NEEDED for a colonial home in a small fishing village
in Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Six months minimum - prefer a two
year commitment. No salary. You will be responsible for your own
airfare. Light duties, need home occupied. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE NEEDED for a home and grounds in the Londonderry area.
This rare year-round opportunity is available for an experienced
professional couple, having no less than five years experience.
Excellent compensation with medical plan available. An updated
cottage with modern facilities is provided for living on the
property. Caretaker must have extensive experience working and
repairing all related equipment necessary to keep a house and
property in first-class condition year round. Housekeeping needs
to be immaculate in maintaining large home with occasional light
cooking and laundry. This full-time, year round situation
requires a dedicated couple who take much pride in their work.
Please write giving details of past experience of caretaking,
housekeeping and availability to start. All letters will be read
carefully and interviews will follow. XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER needed for a waterfront estate in York County. You must
have knowledge of the trades, boats, houses, pools, etc. Must be
mechanically inclined and have a lot of local connections.
Flexible hours. Please send a letter or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate with pool on five acres, 30 minutes from Washington DC.
Includes the care of two small well-behaved dogs. DC offers many
cultural diversions: theatres, museums, National monuments.
Modest  stipend. Prefer a single non-smoking individual; cannot
accommodate children/pets.  (Not ideal for those considering
divorce or trial separation.) Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

EARTHSONG is a small organic farm and retreat nestled in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County. We are
situated on 82 beautiful acres with many hiking trails, a
year-round creek, several streams and springs, two ponds, a
beautiful forest, views of the surrounding mountains, and
abundant wildlife. We will furnish a cabin, a tractor and the
land. We need an organic farmer with similar vision and
dedication for organic farming. This is a wonderful opportunity.
If you have questions please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEATTLE HOUSE SWAP available. We have a dog-friendly two bedroom
craftsman in the Green Lake area. Green Lake is a freshwater lake
in north central Seattle, within Green Lake Park. The park is
surrounded by the Green Lake neighborhood to the north and east,
the Wallingford neighborhood to the south, the Phinney Ridge
neighborhood to the west. For more info, please email Amy at

XXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a Property Management Team/Couple for a
mobile home park in the Puyallup area. Must live on site, with
computer and maintenance skills required. Excellent compensation
available for a motivated team. Advancement opportunity
available. A background check is required. To apply, please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

starting in April 2008 and with a flexible end date. We are
looking for a person(s) who would like to live for up to one year
here. Protection Island is a large seabird nesting island within
the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 60 miles northwest of Seattle.
The island is about 3-miles offshore. Rhinoceros auklet, tufted
puffin, pigeon guillemot, black oystercatcher, double-crested and
pelagic cormorant, glaucous-winged gull, and bald eagle nest on
this 360-acre island. The island also hosts a large harbor seal
haul out and smaller numbers of elephant seals. U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service provide a home on the island, a boat for the
volunteer to access the island, and a monthly stipend of $350.
Duties include acting as the Refuge host to researchers,
assisting with research projects as needed, and maintenance
assistance, like keeping boats and docks clean. Because the
island is closed to public access, the volunteer also makes
contact with boaters to provide education and interpretation
about the Refuge. For more information please contact:


general building maintenance, general electrical and plumbing
repairs, grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance, scheduling
and recordkeeping, cleaning snow removal, sewage treatment
facility, purchasing supplies, and other duties as assigned by
the Recreation Board. Compensation for this position will include
a modest salary and a house with basic utilities provided.
Successful candidates will be subject to a background check.
Please mail your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Volunteers will be able to
launch their boats at no charge, and camp for free on sites
featuring concrete pads, plus water, sewage, and 50 amp electric
hookups.  A minimum of approximately 20 hours of work per week
will be required of each campsite. To apply for this volunteer
position, please write XXXXXXXXXXXXX


IDEAL OPPORTUNITY for two onsite caretakers to assist in managing
a 131 unit apartment community. Must be a couple or a two person
team and must live onsite. The compensation package begins with a
two-bedroom apartment, two parking spaces, and a weekly salary.
Only serious applicants will be considered. Please mail your

PART-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private horse farm in the
Racine area. Excellent living quarters are provided on site. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DEPERE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB is seeking responsible live-in
caretaker(s). Will be responsible for cleaning, stocking,
maintenance of grounds, and some clerical duties. Honesty and
integrity a must. Please mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX opportunities available. We have a lovely 36-acre
estate with about six acres of organic vegetable gardens. It
stands to reason then that we could use help to steward this
lovely space. We need nature trails trimmed, flower gardens
maintained, help in the organic vegetable gardens and even help
with our Guest Program - we are a B&B and in international
hostel. Our busiest months are May through October. We are
located about 35 minutes north of Milwaukee in the beautiful
Kettle Moraine area. Our web site has more information. Please


Responsible, spirited, female writer researching spa
resorts and spiritual retreats across U.S. and Hawaii, looking
for work/exchanges later this year, to facilitate research.
Please email Kerry at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a summer internship or position at a resort or
hotel for summer 2007 anywhere in the USA or overseas. Can start
the first week in May and work through second week in August.
Honest, reliable, mature college senior, single woman with
excellent references. I am currently completing a business degree
with an emphasis in hospitality and tourism. Please respond by
email to caretaker@caretaker.org with Ad # 85 in the Subject Line
for my detailed resume and references, or write Ad # 85,

Two young American sisters looking for opportunities to
housesit while we finish writing our latest novel.  We're
friendly, responsible, neat, and willing to travel anywhere.
Interested? We hope so! References available. Please email us at

A mature male, is searching for a ranch caretaker job,
year-round, for an absentee landowner. I have many years of
experience taking care of cattle and horses. Please call

"Happy Pets" pet care and meticulous
housesitting. Excellent references available. Love all pets and
horses. Tulsa, OK. Travel allowance and pay. Please email

Professional Executive Manager for estate properties,
farms, ranches, recreational retreats, conference center or
heritage site. Attain peace of mind with my high standards of
service, tight administration and conservation expertise.
Distinguished record managing diverse portfolio of landed
properties. Core values: Integrity, dependability,
confidentiality. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: short term sit in Maine. Anglo-American couple
planning to visit Maine this October. Initially for two - three
weeks. We're pet lovers, parents to seven of our own cats. Would
like to pet/house sit for you while on our visit/holiday. If
interested please make initial contact with XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Position Desired: Estate/household manager, Personal
Assistant position desired in Key West, FL.  I have the ability
to maintain your household with the highest level both in
functionality and appearance. Key strengths include excellent
personal presentation, social skills, common sense and
consideration for others. I have an innate sense of boundaries
and ability to anticipate the needs of others. I am a 51-year-old
female, married professional with the financial security to live
on this beautiful island. Position desired would allow me the
opportunity to assist and share my many talents. Please contact

Non-live-in caretaking couple available in Broward County,
FL.  Errands, light lawn/household duties, pet-sitting, etc.

Ranch Manager: We have years of experience with a high
degree of integrity and morals. We are in our forties and very
healthy. Please call or email anytime for a resume. 

Non-smoker, no drugs or drinking. Looking for temporary or
semi-permanent positions, anywhere in the United States. I will
housesit, clean, organized, and do light housekeeping. Companion
for elderly and traveler. Willing to be trained for any household
or helper position. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Registered nurse looking for caretaking position.
Watercolorist, unpublished poet, pleasant company. No experience
with horses or Rottweiler/Doberman breeds. Minimalist cook. Tidy
is my forte. Please write: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Honest and reliable, independent single mom with
3-year-old always homeschooled/"lifeschooled" daughter
with me. Excellent physical condition, non-smoker, drugs, etc.
Very flexible, dependable, and organized. Desire long-term
house-sitting position with good pay, warm climate, and 2 hours
from nearest major town. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello there. You're reading about a single, middle-age,
retired nurse from the Great Lakes state; new to this market.
She's seeking short-term house/pet sitting positions and has
local, volunteer references. Being a Gemini, makes her
multi-faceted; a plus for you! A non-alcohol consumer, with great
personality; clean, ambitious and trust-worthy. Surely someone
reading this will want to give this rookie a try-out, caring for
their possessions ... me! Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single professional woman, mid 50s, looking for
housesitting in or near Gainesville, Florida; August 07 - August
08, or portion thereof. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cat lover/veterinarian wishes to go to Mexico or other
warm places. References available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

All states, other countries. Caretaker, professional,
experienced, excellent references. XXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

Situation wanted in the Hamptons. An Estate
Manager/Property Manager with 16 years experience is available.
Looking for full-time, year-round employment. Excellent
references available. Resume available upon request. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX with “Hamptons” in the
subject line.

Mature Person seeking housesitting, caretaking position.
Quiet setting.  Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single female who is trustworthy, dedicated, organized,
reliable and athletic seeks long-term international position as
house/petsitter and/or caretaker.  25 years experience with
animals large and small, organic gardening, minor repairs and
estate management.  I am an artist in my spare time.  Available
after mid-May 2007.  All calls/emails will be answered.

Tucson Arizona Area: available September 24, 2007 (one
year assignment). Are you seeking a "House Angel?" Here
I Am: loyal, organized, healthy (nonsmoker, non-alcohol,
non-drugs), happily mature 56, empty-nester, non-encumbered,
contemplative lifestyle, seeking a housesitting/housecleaning
position in exchange for serene, beautiful living space while I
complete my course of studies in spa modalities at Cortiva
Institute, Tucson. I would be honored to serve you by maintaining
a sparkling clean, secure and positive atmosphere for your
sanctuary. Let's confer! XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman with young home-schooled son seeks caretaking
position. Have experience with animals, security and some
construction. Resume available. Please contact at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dog groomer seeks apartment, in exchange will night watch
at Vet. Hospital, kennel, etc. and possible part-time grooming.
Serious inquiries only. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Need a Ranch Caretaker? Experienced, able-bodied, single
man available, year-round. I have years of ranch caretaking
experience. Will return all calls. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Small Maui family relocating to the Big Island. Interested
in caretaking for your home/estate. Will commit to one year,
prefer Hilo side of island. I am a nurse (RN) specializing in
home care. Conscientious. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Mahalo,

Single woman seeking male or female caretaking partner.

Situation Wanted - Mature, responsible, retired couple
seeking housesitting/caretaker position April-September 2007
(flexible). Prefer cooler climate. For details contact Alan at

Married couple, 50s, healthy, professional, business
owners. Him: landscape design/installation, irrigation
specialist; water/wastewater purification plant operations,
maintenance engineer; co-generation power plant engineer,
pumps/compressors/welders/heavy equipment, handyman. Her:
packer/guide/cook, restaurant/bar manager, pet sitting service,
party planning/catering business, registered veterinary
technician, currently licensed California real estate broker.
Prepared to manage your estate/ranch. Non-smokers/drinkers.

High end married couple team seek service
oriented/director of family office and estate management
position. Experienced with our successful business "systems
need to be in place to succeed"- we have degrees in
Management and Behavior Science. World knowledge with travel to
over 35 countries, 20 + years business experience, sense of humor
and common sense.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Future Helicopter Pilot seeking opportunity to care for
your precious retreat and pets. Single young male, neat and
meticulous. Very good with machines, hands and technology. Great
follow-up skills and an endearing love for most animals and
children. Hold myself to very high standards, and can be
entrusted with any size task. Clean credit/driving/rental
records, no criminal record. FAA licensed amateur radio operator.
I recharge in the mountains and my weakness is music (mostly
Jazz/Blues). I've been an IT (Information Technology/Computers)
professional for the past 12 years, and no longer find it
rewarding. I will transition to the aviation industry in 2007,
which will require training. Completely flexible regarding duties
and location. I prefer Southern California, yet welcome any
win-win situation close to an outstanding Rotorcraft flight
school. Open to anything from a remote transmitter site, to ski
resort. If you want a reliable positive personality with an
analytical mind and sarcastic wit, call me!! XXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a professional, energetic, Eastern-European,
English-speaking, legalized and experienced couple. Both have
clean drivers’ licenses. The female is a gourmet cook and
the male has secretarial/book-keeping experience. Both are
cleanliness obsessed and committed to excellence. Our stellar
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Looking for positions in NY, NJ, CT and PA that provide for a
separate dwelling. Please contact us by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Organic farmer couple, mid-twenties, seeking farm or
estate caretaking arrangement, beginning September 2007. Combined
experience in dairy goats, cattle, vegetables, herbs, tractor
work, cooking, and farmers market management. Fit, energetic, and
hardworking, with excellent people skills. Open to any location,
but will commit for long-term in Pennsylvania or New York. Please

Estate Management Couple Available. Mature and talented
couple in their 50's, looking for a live-position. We have owned
and operated service businesses for 25 years. We have a
service-oriented outlook for each position we have had. We're
very organized, creative and motivated. You will not be
disappointed with us! We are flexible geographically. Great
references available. Please email Mark and XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitting wanted over the summer months, very reliable,
bonded, animal lover and garden expert, multitasked woman, I have
a four-year-old pet. He is wonderful and very clean, no shedding
and an excellent watch dog. He gets along with all animals.

Excellent, experienced caretaking team for hire. Full
details are available at our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Park City, Utah. Grad-level educated couple with a growing
Property Management Company looking for situations/new clients.

Worldwide traveling housesitter available. Also available
as a website/computer assistant.XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm clean, non-smoking, financially self-sufficient, male,
an early retiree. I've worked as a psychiatric social worker (MSW
degree) and journalist. I'd be happy to housesit free of charge
during all of August (possibly longer) in San Francisco, the
Maine Coast, Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, other South Pacific
islands, maybe elsewhere. References will be happily provided.

You have property in Europe and need caretaker. We - 46/38
British/German with housmeister experience and references from
German gentry would like to help. Please email us at

Mature, educated, professional couple looking to setup and
run a childcare service as part of a resort or other facilities
service to their clientele. Open to other unique caretaker
situations as well. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a quiet place in the country (preferably near
the water). Couple in their mid-50’s and four-year-old dog
relocating to MA. Focused on area around Westport, Fall River,
Tiverton, Providence. Timing for move late spring/early summer.
Looking for place to rent (rent to buy optimal) in the country,
near forest (protected land optimal) and water. Caretaking
possibilities. Need space for woodshop. Husband, Charlie;
woodworker, carpenter, gardener. Wife, Karen; yoga teacher and
yoga therapist, spiritual director, workshop leader/co-leader,
retreat manager. Dog, SadeeSue; well-mannered, well-behaved,
stoic, shy, and very cute. Please contact Karen at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced couple seeking opportunity to manage estate,
gentlemen farm or similar property.  Presently managing rural
country inn. Previous position of 10 years involved the planning,
design, construction and daily management of small Caribbean
resort. Additional responsibilities included road construction,
project upgrades, water and power plant installation. Looking for
the right challenge with the proper chemistry and environment. We
are both highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and open-minded
individuals. Excellent previous and present references available
upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Homeschool family seeks to relocate. Must remain in
California, and prefer to be within four hours of Sacramento in
order to check in on family-run business from time to time. In
our family, Dad stays home and keeps up the property and Mom runs
family business (with staff of 20, off-site), mostly from home
office. We currently maintain our own property including large
garden, small farm animals, and family orchard on seven acres.
Light construction, maintenance, etc. no problem. We are fond of
electricity and plumbing, and would prefer to remain on-grid, but
will consider all options. Please contact Brian at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, responsible female ISO live-in ranch or estate
manager. 15 years + experience.  Knowledge of all aspects of home
care, formal service, cooking, pool maintenance. Very intelligent
and handy. Resume and excellent references available upon
request.  Willing to relocate. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Since 1969, I have 20 years experience in stonework and
brickwork. 17 years experience in the painting business. Also
speak Finnish. Prefer a warm climate. Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Artist seeking stable position balancing caretaking and
personal time for creative activity. Seeking natural setting.
Spiritual, quiet, self reliant, educated, many years experience
with horses. Traveling with my long term dog companion: well
behaved and sociable. Open to different locations. Please contact

Mature, professional, local woman seeking house management
position in Eagle County, Colorado.  Please contact

East Coast, CT, MA, NY or Concord, NH area. Estate
manager/caretaker/homesitter position desired. Live-in or out. 
Single, 50+, non-smoker, healthy, professional. Background in
management, real estate, corporate/senior housing. Trustworthy,
flexible, impeccable manner and customer service. Verifiable
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Flagstaff, AZ area. Mature, dependable, flexible,
spiritually minded woman seeks caretaker/housesitter position.
Available May 2007. References available. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable and experienced Housesitting/Caretaking Handy
Mom/Photographer and twelve-year-old son available July 7,
2007 to August 7, 2007 or long term possibly. Experiences include
caretaking/housesitting at ranch and residences in Santa Fe, NM;
personal assistant in Pasadena, CA and Tiburon, CA; housekeeping
and dinner parties on Martha's Vineyard, MA. We have a love of
animals-large and small, furry and feathered. Excellent
references. Please write or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Italy, France housesitter/property manager. Highly
dependable single woman seeks to live in Europe short or long
term.  I am an ex-corporate marketing executive who speaks a bit
of French, is certified in landscape maintenance, dearly loves
all animals, cooks healthy meals, can assist w/entertaining, and
will keep your home running smoothly.  Available early April or
flexible date.  Non-smoker.  Excellent references. Please

Mature, responsible, energetic, non-smoking woman would
like to take care of your property and animals during your
absence. I have had extensive experience in
caretaking/housesitting and animal care. I am dependable,
flexible, and speak English, German, and Spanish. I am a good
housekeeper and am familiar with all phases of office work. Will
welcome offers from European countries or Canada, starting in
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Single Christian woman seeking fulltime
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