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                             THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
THIS IS OUR 153rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818               

Published since 1983                  Volume 26, Number 3   

May/June 2008                 ISSN 1074-3642 

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 41 states
and 19 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Chris Kowalski – A caretaker with care and skillful means 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



ALASKA CARETAKING couple needed from September 1 - May 1, on a
comfortable self-sufficient remote Aleutian homestead. You can
enjoy the whales, fish, caribou, hydroelectric power, Internet,
phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop, loom, sauna, and
hot tub. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance
skills required. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Monthly stipend provided.

LIVE IN THE ALASKA BUSH! We need experienced person(s) for a 15
room hotel/lodge, located on the Kuskokwim River in McGrath,
Alaska - population 321. We are located 400+ miles northwest of
Anchorage. Hotel/lodge duties include taking reservations,
planning meals, ordering supplies, picking up guests, cooking
meals and cleaning establishment daily. Must be a self-motivated
person(s). Airfare to Alaska is included in the benefits. Salary
depends on experience. To apply, please fax your resume and

HOTEL MANAGEMENT position available in Anchorage. Apartment,
salary and bonus provided. Experience and vehicle required.
Couple preferred. To apply, please fax your resume to

positions statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend,
training and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four
week commitment.  Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please visit
our web site for more information at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ORGANIC FARMSTAY available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an agro-tourism
establishment, in the magical town of El Bolsón. You can
enjoy the experience of community, of country living and of the
pristine wilderness of the Patagonia Mountains in a family
setting, in exchange for working on our farm. This is a unique
place, with a natural beauty that in every season moves you with
the colors, the mountains, the clear skies and the crystal clear
waters; where in every town and every word you breathe the
feeling of the Mapuche Indians, the people of the earth, whose
traditions and language are in the woods and rivers of the


COUPLE wanted. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced
couple to work for an appreciative employer in Paradise Valley.
Excellent homemaking, cooking and property management skills
needed. We offer a friendly, warm working environment, excellent
compensation and benefits package and a private, separate
apartment on the estate for you to live in. Please email your
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an immediate interview.  Flexible
start date. We look forward to you joining our long-term staff.

CARETAKER TEAM needed for a remote southern Arizona homestead.
Handyperson skills a plus. House, garden space, animals OK. You
pay utilities. Minimum commitment is six months. For more info,

FAMILY CARETAKER needed full-time in Scottsdale. Job includes
childcare, house cleaning, errands, lite cooking, some nights
required. Salary based on experience. To apply, please call

BEAUTIFUL VERDE VALLEY B&B seeks caretaker(s). We are looking
for an individual or couple to manage the yard work, general
maintenance and general cleaning of our Bed & Breakfast in
the Phoenix area. Duties include: weekly lawn mowing, weeding,
trimming, sprinkler maintenance. Daily/weekly cleaning of our
three guest rooms and bathrooms and common area kitchen and
living room. Daily/weekly maintenance including: organizing,
repairing, painting, plumbing, etc. Ideal candidate would live
on-site in their RV or our brand new Travel Trailer. Compensation
(room & board) equal to $10 per hour for 40 hours per week.
That would be 40 hours for an individual or 20 hours each for a
couple. Hours are very flexible! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

REST AREA caretaker teams needed throughout Arizona. Job is
40/hours week. Weekend work is required. Must be willing to
relocate. Must be able to work outdoors. Janitorial and light
landscaping. Do basic repairs and lift 50 lbs. safely. Need a
valid AZ driver’s license. Housing available. For
application, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR a Christian Property Caretaker. Would like to find a
Christian individual, or couple, with diverse skills to help
maintain farm-like property in Cottonwood, AZ (outside Sedona).
Work exchange for attractive housing on private river-front
property; quiet, beautiful, access to private tennis court and
swimming pool, greenhouse and much more. Examples of duties
include when needed: mowing, watering, general handyman, pool
cleaning, house maintenance, and greenhouse. Must be a
self-motivated and honest worker. Need to have an eye for what
needs to be done, and desire to improve surroundings. An interest
in healthy living is a plus. No: drugs, alcohol, tobacco.
Vegetarian preferred. Must have references. Compensation:
housing, including utilities, TV cable, internet service etc.,
and food from the greenhouse. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A RURAL RETREAT CENTER needs an assistant. A spiritual couple
with 80 acres of pristine high desert retreat property offer one
- six month sustainable living and organic gardening internships,
work-exchange experience doing general outdoor light
construction, and low-cost retreats for contemplation,
meditation, time for recovery from personal trauma, or just to
get away from frantic urban living. Please visit our website at
beings live in peace and know peace in their hearts and minds.


Gary, the ad we ran in the Caretaker Gazette in the November
issue attracted over 130 applicants from all over the country. It
was a bit overwhelming, with the high quality of applicants
making the choice a difficult one. Thanks to your publication we
were able to find just the person we wanted. Thanks, M.H.

Glad to read another success story with The Caretaker Gazette,
Mike! Please spread the good word about The Caretaker Gazette.
Thanks Mike.

Dear Gary: Just a thought - I have talked with other subscribers
and some of us have faced the same frustrating dilemma. We send
resumes, information, and even a SASE to some potential employers
and never hear a word. No notice that our information was
received, no word that the caretaking position has been filled or
they're simply not interested in us, etc. Is there some way your
publication can encourage an article for persons placing ads
advocating some sort of response to applicants? I know this is
hard. It just seems there is no courtesy anymore. They won't even
return a SASE saying they're not interested! Just something to
think about. Thanks, K.C. Lake Geneva, WI

Keith, I always ask the advertisers to have the common
courtesy to reply to all applicants, even after they fill their
position. We've printed notices about it in the Gazette and will
continue to request that all advertisers kindly respond to all
applicants, and hope they comply! Many of our advertisers do
respond to applicants, even if it’s just a postcard or an
email message indicating that they have filled their

We have moved and accepted a caretaking position we saw
advertised in the Gazette. Thank you. We are very busy in our new
position right now. We are caretakers at a camp that is in full
swing for the summer. We know the Berkshires will be a great
place to spend the summer. Our best to you, and keep those
Gazettes coming. We love the opportunities that you are providing
us in the Gazette. N. M. Great Barrington, MA

Thanks for your kind words, Nancy. I’m glad your new
caretaking assignment is offering you a nice summer there!

We placed an ad for a caretaker for our remote ranch in New
Mexico thinking that we might get a couple of responses. Ha! To
our surprise and delight we received over 60. It was actually a
daunting task to sort and respond to so many candidates. There
were some dreamers, of course; but, overall, the qualifications
of the applicants were surprising. We have hired a couple who
will be starting in April. I'm pleased and excited about the new
situation. Thanks for your helpful publication. R.T., Coyote NM

Thanks for letting us know that the ad you placed in The
Caretaker Gazette resulted in so many responses from qualified
candidates and that, in the end, you were able to find a couple
to caretake your ranch. Many of the property owners who advertise
in the Gazette have told us that they have found the best people
to housesit or caretake their properties.

The Caretaker Gazette
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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a single, responsible,
non-smoker in northwest Arkansas. Private setting. Pool table.
Internet access and satellite provided. You pay electric. No
salary. Best suited for applicant with an outside source of
income. Duties include cleaning and management of a small 1,200
square foot dome house and tend to two bunnies, yet to be
established vegetable and flower gardens. Private room and bath.
Two additional bedrooms will be rented to two other singles
interested in intentional living and garden maintenance. Out of
state owner with video access to the house and property. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKER required to occupy a two bedroom cottage in the Seymour
area. Must be physically fit to undertake part-time gardening and
mixed farming duties in exchange for rent. To apply, please mail
a detailed letter including references to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING a conscientious, garden-loving couple or suitable single,
interested in wildlife and the environment, and keen to conserve
both, to fill the position of gardener(s)/caretaker(s) at
Kingbilli, a 300 acre property on the banks of the Little River
in the Cathedral Valley at Taggerty. Duties include: care of
landscaped gardens, cleaning and maintenance of two guest
cottages and homestead, general property maintenance, and guiding
tourists on Llama Eco-Treks. The position offered is not
salaried, but instead, entails part-time work in exchange for
accommodation. Our Gardener(s)/Caretaker(s) are provided with
their own private, self-contained, fully furnished, bluestone
cottage with open fire, heated outdoor Jacuzzi and creek side
summerhouse. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in Runaway Bay. We require the
services of a resident caretaker to oversee security of an
emerging development. Runaway Bay is a suburb of the Gold Coast
in Queensland, Australia. The name "Runaway Bay" was
coined to promote the area as a tranquil retreat. If you have a
genuine, desire to excel in this role, are fit and healthy, have
a caravan or motorhome to position on the site, then please mail
your details to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


URGENT REQUIREMENT: Property Caretaker needed ASAP. This is with
regards to an opening with one of our clients, which is the
largest group of companies in Bahrain. At present they are
looking to hire candidates for the position of Property
Caretaker. The job description is as follows: dealing with the
tenants of various leasing properties owned by the company,
understand the maintenance requirement of tenants and coordinate
with the Facilities and Projects Department, ensure all
maintenance tasks are carried out within the set time period,
ensure the facilities are maintained at high standards to meet
the tenants requirement, supervise plumbers, and electricians.
Should be available 24/7. Interested candidates should have a
valid Passport. Kindly mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


MATURE CARETAKERS needed for a house in northern Belize. It is a
repair to eventually own situation. It’s a lovely
artist’s round house on stilts in a peaceful village with a
lagoon. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-ON EQUINE MANAGER needed for an American Wild Horse
Sanctuary. For details, go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A PET AND HOUSESITTER. We live in the lower Sierra
Mountains, one hour from Lake Tahoe. We are traveling to Europe
for about three weeks this May - June and around two-three weeks
to Canada around July 4th. We have a German Shepherd dog and a
cat that need love and care. To apply, please email a letter of
interest and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKERS wanted for a rustic Sierra lodge on a
private lake, altitude 6,500', from approximately 6/1/08 to
10/15/08. Duties include repair and maintenance of lodge and
grounds and some meal preparations. Living quarters and equipment
furnished; vehicle required; salary $2,000/month plus $250
vehicle allowance, plus small income food concession. Please send
qualifications with references and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions.

NEED A CARETAKER for our San Marcos five acres to care for
organic gardens, understand watering systems, PVC, non smoker,
references, trade two days a week work for guest house, or move
your RV to our property, and give me a day a week for DSL line,
utilities, directly. Help with maintenance. Please email

RETIRED MAN WANTED for a remote and pristine 360-acre Northern
California homestead. Small trailer, garden, and phone provided.

ESTATE CARETAKER needed for the Wyntoon Estate. This is a
live-in, full-time position as the caretaker for the buildings
and grounds on one of the finest estates in Northern California.
Job duties include the supervision, direction and management of
staff and contractors; interior and exterior building maintenance
including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, water systems,
landscaping, security and communication systems. Excellent
benefit package and salary commensurate with experience. Please
mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE COUPLE wanted as handyman/caretaker and seasonal
housekeeper at a remote, Northern California fly fishing ranch.
Year round caretaking responsibilities, with seasonal (May -
October) housekeeping responsibilities. Caretaker/handyman
requires some knowledge of heavy equipment (back-hoe/grader) for
winter snow road clearing and summer season gardening/handyman
work (less than 20 hours/week). Seasonal housekeeping at
prevailing wage, liberal vacation benefits, in addition to
excellent annual accommodations, utilities, and +$1,000/month. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OLDER ENERGETIC COUPLE (between the ages of 40 - 60) desired as
long term guests for one of my mountain cottages in the bottom of
a canyon located four miles from I-80 and one hour east of
Sacramento. Keep all gold found in river; fish off porch. Must be
OK in a very remote location. Should be a handyman type with
common sense. Need income, 4WD truck, generator, computer, and
phone. Off grid experience recommended. No addictions, no
illnesses, and no children. This is not a job. Must be able to
pass drug and criminal background tests. Please send references
& background info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Upgrades in progress. Available June, 2008.

country retreat center in the beautiful coastal hills of Northern
California is looking for people with skills and/or experience in
general maintenance, landscaping, and gardening. We offer
accommodations, delicious vegetation food, a small living expense
allowance and the chance to live in a gorgeous place with a
community of like-minded people. We are a long-standing Buddhist
community with a solid record of accomplishment which values hard
work as service to all humanity. You do not need to be Buddhist
to apply, just need to have a sincere interest. This is not a
money maker but it is a chance to engage in meaningful work and
learn something at the same time. Other positions are also
available. Check out our country center web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and our resident volunteer site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Couples welcome to
apply, no pets.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an immediate opening for a new General
Manager Team. We are looking for a strong energetic, friendly
couple with experienced customer service skills. Candidate will
possess the following: effective, clear communication, excellent
staff management, organizational skills, ability to prioritize
and the desire to put the campground success and needs first.
Strong computer skills and maintenance skills a must! Salary and
benefits to be discussed with owner. A two bedroom apartment and
paid utilities are included. Only serious applicants willing to
make a long-term commitment need apply! Please fax your resume to

PART TIME RANCH WORK AND CARETAKING work available in the Santa
Cruz area of California for a mature couple in exchange for a
home plus utilities. Must be in good physical health and have an
outside income such as social security or retirement benefits.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


BRITISH COLUMBIA, INTERIOR: We are embarking on a lifelong dream
adventure: building our own straw bale house with a modified post
and beam structure, on a meadow in need of permacultural lovin'.
In exchange for volunteer help, we offer our skills as carpenter
and herbalist/organic gardeners, a part of our
off-the-grid-paradise we call home to stay in, mostly organic
food to eat, and the best air and water one can ingest. Families
welcome to apply - we have a small child who loves to play with

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a remote location in Hemlock Valley,
BC. Live-in caretaker needed full time for 60 unit condo complex
in beautiful Hemlock Valley, BC. (Ski Resort, 45 minutes east of
Mission). As this is a remote location, this job is best suited
for a couple. Duties include cleaning, vacuuming, painting,
general maintenance of buildings, site security, care and upkeep
of two hot tubs, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Outside duties
include summer lawn care, and a small amount of winter shoveling,
etc. Competitive salary plus your accommodation, car allowance,
heat, electricity, and phone provided. Start no later than May
1st. Must be bondable! Please fax questions and resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 9am and 9pm only! We look forward to
hearing from you!  


WE ARE LOOKING for a housesitter for approximately eight weeks
from the beginning of July until the end of August (a shorter
time is OK too). We have a nice apartment, and a cat that needs
some company. This is not a paid position. We are providing a
free apartment and will take care of all the regular utilities
including Internet and a housekeeper twice per week. More details
to follow if you are interested in a unique opportunity in
Dalian, China (in the northeast section on the peninsula between
Beijing and Korea). Dalian is the governing sub-provincial city
in the eastern Liaoning Province and is China's northernmost
ice-free seaport. Serious applicants should email Damon at


PROPERTY MANAGER and cleaner needed for a 1,600 sq. ft. four
bedroom rental property in Frisco. We prefer a responsible
couple. The property manager will be responsible for general
maintenance, the hottub, and lawn care. Snow plowing will be 0-15
hours/week. $250/month. House cleaner: 0-6 cleanings/month, 2-5
hours per clean. $110/clean. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a large estate. Housing furnished.
To apply, please write to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed to manage a small apartment complex
in Boulder. Job requirements include: Leasing apartments -
advertising and showing apartments, leases, move-in/move out,
handling tenant issues - responding to tenant questions,
complaints, enforcing rules, maintenance - handling repairs and
coordinating with maintenance contractors. Good people skills a
must. Property management and maintenance skills a plus. Must
live on site. Compensation for the position is free rent in a two
bedroom apartment with small yard. Please fax resume to


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for a very nice Greenwich adult family with
one dog. Both must drive, have legal licenses and should speak
English. Man to do outdoor work, some gardening (vegetable and
flower knowledge a plus), some driving to airport, New York and
errands. Lady to do housekeeping, some cooking, laundry, some
errands and help with household organization. Days off: Sunday
and Monday. Should have own weekend transportation. Lovely
apartment with two rooms, full kitchen and bath. Absolutely no
smoking. Please fax resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an environmental learning and sustainable living
center, retreat and lodge located in the last virgin rainforest
of Costa Rica's Puriscal County, practices and promotes living
responsibly in the tropics, while educating its visitors about
the significance and majesty of the world's disappearing tropical
forests. Our site encompasses 500+ acres of picture-perfect
waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, and impressive trees in the
transition zone between very wet and pre-montane rainforest in
one of Costa Rica's most undiscovered regions. The property
shares a significant border with the splendid La Cangreja
Reserve, a protected area providing habitat for a number of
endangered animals and flora, and containing some 2,500 plant
species and varied fauna such as 2-toed sloths, trogons, scarlet
macaws, boa constrictors, toucans, poison-dart frogs, blue morpho
butterflies, motmots, white-faced capuchin monkeys, coyotes, and
anteaters. We welcome volunteers, graduate students, interns, and
all others in search of a memorable and unique tropical
experience. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
information regarding work and study opportunities, what to
bring, how to get to us, and other relevant facts regarding your

COME BE A PART of an amazing project in the most beautiful
setting in Costa Rica. Overlooking the Pacific Coast provides
some of the best sunsets. Incredibly peaceful, wonderful local
community and a great opportunity to learn and help with a
project that is well underway. Accommodations are also quite
nice. Located 35 km from the beach, and surrounded by Costa
Rica’s most spectacular waterfalls. We practice Bamboo
construction, and extensive reforestation, while growing our food
for sustainability. Excellent meals make it all worthwhile. For
more info about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERNS NOW BEING ACCEPTED in the mountains overlooking San
Isidro and the Pacific Ocean. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is really about
creating a new paradigm in living. A new paradigm where people
live in both community with each other and with their local
ecosystems. Mutual honor and respect for one another as well as
for the health of the environment is paramount. Living
sustainably and working with nature using permaculture and
similar guiding principles preserves a joyful happy lifestyle.
EcoJoya is about empowering people and communities to live
sustainable and locally. Our first project is in the cool
mountains of Costa Rica where we have 50 acres of pasture,
forest, views, springs, creeks and over five beautiful
waterfalls. The temperature varies from 63F to 78F all year
around. We have a rainy and dry season. All visitors and lengths
of stay are welcome if we have room. Whether you're working for
food or just want to enjoy walking to our 80 foot water fall, we
can accommodate you. We are currently seeking people experienced
in all aspects of permaculture, farming and natural building and
construction. Always open to new ideas and better ways of doing
things. We have plans for 10-20 earth bagged cabins throughout
the property that would sleep between four - eight people each.


CARETAKER/GARDENER needed for a Greenville Estate. Experience
required. Duties include tractor work, outside equipment, small
repairs, general maintenance, lawn, gardens, small tree care, and
contractor supervision. Please mail your resume and references to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Azua from June 17 to September 12, 2008.
Founded in 1504, Azua currently has 72,000 residents and features
an impressive church, an Archeological Museum and a city hall and
market. Many poets and writers have made the Azua area home. I am
looking for a "mature" couple, with some practical
abilities (solar powered house). Relative quietness (a luxury in
the DR!) and a beautiful surrounding landscape. The house is
inside of a farm 500m from farm workers house and 1 km from
Farm-office. Various tropical fruit trees, milk, eggs. library,
classical CD's, piano, TV for CD + VCR (No TV reception), small
swimming pool, 15 km to nearest beach, 8 km to mid size town.
Should enjoy to live in a relatively isolated farm setting, a
poor rural environment, there are no tourist amenities nearby.
Some basic Spanish knowledge would be desirable. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a mature, nonsmoking, couple to live on our
small farm in Vilcabamba, Ecuador in a small adobe house with
fantastic mountain views. Between the two, we need skills in
fixing things that happen to houses, like leaky faucets, as well
as gardening, planting, irrigating, harvesting. We have coffee,
bananas, sugar cane, fruit trees, and a flower garden. Need
someone who loves the outdoors. Must know some Spanish. Would
like a long term commitment. We offer a small stipend, a
beautiful location, and all the fruit you can eat. Please email


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE country loving couple needed for a family home.
Duties include cleaning, family/dinner party cooking, ironing,
maintaining house, security, general housekeeping and driving.
Non-smokers, drivers, physically fit, neat and tidy, dog lovers,
no dependants. Newly decorated, lovely accommodation provided.
Experience and good references required. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED for a professional gentleman in a modest
house in rural Surrey, near Guildford. The applicant’s
duties will be to provide a high standard service of hospitality,
such as day-to-day tasks that include cooking, cleaning, ironing,
washing, shopping and some occasional babysitting. It is
essential that the candidate is an accomplished cook who
maintains good responsibility in delivering in dinner parties and
corporate entertaining. Ultimately the job role is to provide a
smooth run of household management. Applicant's qualities must be
professional, discreet, flexible and reliable. Excellent cooking
and cleaning skills are necessary. Live-in accommodation is
provided (attached to the main house). No pets and non-smokers
please. Salary 18-20k per year. To apply, please send resumes to

COUPLE WANTED to help run a small country estate near Wantage,
Oxfordshire. Duties to include, estate/farm management, driving,
gardening, general/domestic help. Some agricultural experience
required. Three bed cottage available. Please call

LIVE-IN COUPLE/HOUSEKEEPER needed in central London. Must be
experienced in cooking, driving, and cleaning. Start sometime in
April. For more details and to apply, please email


RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Ocala. Retirees welcome. A team with
farming groundskeeper skills is needed to care for a 38 acre
gentleman's horse farm. Must be a hands-on stable person with
upmost integrity and honesty. Lovely one bedroom apartment with
monthly salary. Thorough background check conducted. To apply,
please send salary desired and qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEW AGE HOUSESITTING OPPORTUNITY in a rustic 18th century house
in the Côte d'Azur region of southern France, starting this
spring. There is no electricity, light is provided by candles.
Water is drawn at the well only, wood fires provides the heating,
but you can have access to cellular phones and the Internet using
solar batteries provided by us. It is located in preserved wild
nature, 50 hectares area, 850 meters altitude. It is a lovely and
isolated place; you will feel at one with nature, as if you are
at the center of the world, with a feeling of freedom. It is a
spiritual haven. We are located one hour drive from Nice Airport.
The housesitter will stay in an independent part of the farm,
called the 'Loft'. 80 sq meters, furnished and chimney, we will
provide 4 wheel drive/manual shift. In exchange you will agree to
1) stay a minimum of 12 months (experiment the four seasons)
spend most of your time there; 2) cut the wood in order to heat
your own house and the main house when we come (equipment is
provided to cut trees); 3) take care of the 'basic' organic
garden. If you have wood craftsmanship or construction skills,
financial compensation can be considered, depending on your
skills and my incomes, but I will not guarantee a regular salary.
You must have a minimum income to support yourselves. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
any questions. We can then email a larger description and photos
back to you.

HOUSE SWAP available in Marseilles from August 2 – 24, 2008
Situated five minutes by car from the Calanques (Cliffs) of
Marseilles, three minutes from the beach, in a private residence.
It’s a comfortable and spacious house, with a garden, and
grass and olive-trees around the small swimming-pool. The house
sleeps five. Car is optional. No smoking. Please email Isabelle
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details about this house swap.


CARETAKER WITH OWN RV wanted for a position available September
2008. A North Georgia llama farm in the Blue Ridge Foothills in
Ellijay seeks a couple or single to help with light farm work in
exchange for a RV spot with full hook-ups, private entrance to
farm, and flexible work schedule. 15 hours per week for couple,
10 per week for a single. Flexible hours leave plenty of time to
travel or just enjoy the area. For your next fun adventure, and
all the Llama kisses you desire, check us out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A COLUMBUS, GA COUPLE seeks entry-level or experienced persons to
help maintain their home and property. No children, pets or
smoking allowed.  Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view our
website for additional opportunities: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed for a mountain retreat country farm in
the Toccoa, GA area, in Stephens County. Must be able to do some
house repair, cleaning, and gardening. Private living
accommodations provided. This position would be perfect for a
retired couple. To apply, please email your resume and references

WANTED CARETAKER/MANAGER The ideal candidate will have solid
people skills, ability to manage others, as well as some
understanding of computer operation. Interested candidates should
forward a resume/CV or a document outlining their previous
employment and abilities. Please forward this to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
No phone calls will be accepted.  


BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscientious earth stewards
for an earth-based dharma center in Hawai'i. Preferably a couple
who has skills in permaculture and are of a contemplative,
artistic nature. No pets or drugs. Must have a car. Ideal space
for those who want elegant simplicity, for whom self inquiry,
beauty, mindfulness and integrity are important. Work-trade for
single people also available. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has volunteer work exchange internship openings
available. We are a 300 acre Noni and tropical fruit farm in the
lower Puna District of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have
your own cabin, nice folks, tons of free fruit, etc. Surfing
lessons, gatherings, Kirtans, free Bhakti, Karma and Hatha Yoga
classes. Vegetarians, no smoking/drugs/alcohol. Please email us
for more information and pictures. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RETIRED COUPLE NEEDED for a manager position at a Caribbean Beach
resort in Honduras. We have a beautiful, small beach resort (six
units). We need non-smokers and one must speak Spanish. Target
date to start is April. For more information, please email


CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY for a single/couple in Fairfield, ID. Free
rent and utilities provided for taking care of our pets and yard.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FREE APARTMENT available in the Chicago suburbs for two
individuals or a couple. Needs couple to set-up and break down
folding tables together for weddings, Bingo, meetings, etc. Maybe
asked to perform cleaning, light clerical and security duties.
Must have some knowledge of grounds maintenance and light
repairs. Heat, electric and laundry included. One of the two
people can have an off-site position. Part-time salary, plus
bonus and commission. This position is equivalent to $24,000 -
$25,000 for the couple or two individuals combined. To apply,
please fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

include mowing grass, planting food plots and sunflowers, moving
and repairing deer stands, maintenance on home, lodge,
outbuildings and equipment. All machinery and equipment provided.
Modern house plus utilities provided. Must be mechanically
inclined and have knowledge of farming. References required.
Early retirees preferred. To apply, please mail your resume to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, where family camping is at its best, is located
in the heart of Amish Country in northern Indiana and is looking
to hire workers who have a strong work ethic, enjoy people, are
flexible and have a positive attitude. Our maintenance/grounds
caretaker position requires keeping all common areas (pool, golf
course, parking lots, grassy areas, sidewalks, around all
buildings, dumpsters, playgrounds and property entrance) clean of
debris, such as trash, abandoned items, etc. Painting and
preventative maintenance to exterior buildings. Report any
damage/graffiti to buildings, fencing, boat docks, etc. Repair if
necessary. Must work outdoors in all kinds of weather and
requires physical effort for maintenance operations. Please apply
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and specify the position you are interested in
applying for and include work references with the contact person
and phone number. 


HOUSESITTER WANTED for a home in New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
for at least three months. Must like living in the countryside
and looking after my garden and animals. Prefer a couple who is
over 25 years old. You must be available to stay for at least
three months. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARMER in a life sharing community needed. We have a small hobby
farm, approximately 10 dairy cows, 12 sheep, and chickens,
located in County Kildare. We are looking for an individual with
Biodynamic or Organic experience or farming experience and an
openness and willingness to learn. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a community
of 50 people with about half being young adults with special
needs. We have a team of dedicated young farmers to work with.
Current farmer available and there is a lot of support. See


UMBRIA, ITALY. Caretakers needed: ideal for young at heart
retired couple who can speak Italian, to care for property in
Umbria, Italy. Gardening, general repairs and maintenance in
exchange for accommodations. Potential additional income
available when house is occupied. Must have excellent personal
and work references. Begin approximately the end of August 2008.
Please send a letter of introduction by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a recreational property in Jackson
Parish (the parish is in the Ruston metro area). Must live within
40 miles of Chatham. Must be familiar with all aspects of
property maintenance. To apply, please send your resume to


CARETAKER/Handyman needed for a historic estate in southern
Maine. This is a live-in, non-smoking position. References,
experience and your own transportation is a must. To apply,
please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE SEEKING an experienced, friendly, reliable couple to live
at, care for, and welcome family and occasional visitors to an
idyllic 100 acre waterfront property on the Eastern Shore of the
Chesapeake Bay near St. Michaels, Maryland. This is a long-term
position offered in exchange for waterfront housing, including
utilities, use of the waterfront, boathouse dock, workshop and
other outbuildings, and gardening as desired. Duties include:
routine security and inside and outside maintenance of a large
home, rental cottage, and outbuildings; regular seasonal mowing,
and care of lawns, specimen trees, and shrubs; occasional
maintenance of lanes, and common grounds; routine maintenance and
care of a wooden 28' Bay-built fishing boat, Hobie Cat, and
rowboat. We will be looking for people who have: good
communication, reporting, and people skills; handyman skills
including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and motor maintenance,
and who are able to work safely; verifiable references, good
credit records, good driving records, and are bondable; an
interest in wildlife and the environment and a will to preserve
both. Familiarity with horticulture, boats and the water a plus.
Position to begin September or October, 2008. To apply please
send resume and references to the attention of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THREE MONTH INTERNSHIP with possible extension available for a
person to help with an organic garden, grounds, and other
activities four hours/day in exchange for room and board. Please
check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info, or call

Spa in St. Michaels, MD. If you are a mature, energetic and
talented professional who is capable of thinking outside the box
and willing to grow with us, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
information regarding our property.

30-ACRE ESTATE, huge five-bedroom home with outbuildings, on
Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 100 yards from the Wye River,
seeks a skilled grower to set up a small fruit orchard and
organic garden. Position includes some carpentry/painting work
too. Needed now until July. Dockage available. Single person,
couple or family with children okay. Well-behaved pets welcome.
Your own large home provided on 30 acres on the Eastern Shore in
exchange for your work -- ASAP until July. Small salary if work
exceeds 20 hours/week. Please send a letter with your
qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(Martha's Vineyard, MA) seeks a resident to live
at and manage XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a group living research facility.
Maintenance, supervision of living arrangements, repairs, etc.,
in trade for housing. For more details and to apply, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Equal Employment Opportunity.

groundskeeping, mowing, weedwacking, driveway and machinery
maintenance, gardening, horse experience, horse care and stable
and stall maintenance. Housekeeper: cleaning, laundry, shopping,
gardening and plant care, occasional pet and horse sitting, and
occasional help with dinner parties. Separate house provided.
Experience and references a must. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE WANTED as caretakers and property managers for a 50 acre
Berkshire Mountain estate in Western Massachusetts. Job
description: House cleaning, shopping, laundry, property
maintenance including sit-down machine mowing, pool maintenance,
and care of two horses April through November. Owners enjoy
entertaining, i.e. dinner and cocktail parties; serving and
bartending are expected. Benefits include $60,000 salary plus
merit bonus, full room (complete newly refurbished apartment)
excluding phone and internet. Personal use of property vehicle,
and fully paid healthcare insurance. Owners use the property as a
year round weekend retreat with a few stays a year of a week to
two weeks. Home is listed on The National List of Historic
Places. If interested, kindly email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a Berkshire property, Apartment plus
salary. Please send cover letter, resume and references to:


CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for a Mexico vacation rental in Kino
Bay, two blocks from the Sea of Cortez. I am looking for someone
who is interested in living free in Mexico and occupying my home
while improving it. You would do maintenance, repairs, some
remodeling, cleaning, check guests in and out, pay bills, water
plants, etc. There is a top floor apartment that is not really
ready to live in at this time but could be fixed up with a little
work. In the mean time you could live in the downstairs rental
area when guests are not there. The top floor is private, has its
own bath and a separate entrance. I need a serious single person.
You must have references, a clean background and knowledge of
Mexico and the rental business. You will also need a car and some
sort of outside income. I will be there personally on a regular
basis. I will check you out carefully before any agreements are
made. I am hoping to find an older retired carpenter or handy
person. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed this summer. Would like to find someone who
would like to stay in my home here on Isla Mujres, Mexico for the
months of July/August/September. My house is in a residential
beautiful part of the island, with an ocean view from the first
floor. I have a medium size garden and a dog and three cats that
live outside and inside the house. Beaches are just a stroll away
and this is a very nice place to vacation. For more details,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“Chris Kowalski – A caretaker with care and skillful
Date of Birth: 1/17/42
Interests: sailing, professional bridge player, tennis coach,
storyteller, one man show performer, children’s book
author, advanced Yoga and meditation skills.
Quote: "It’s possible to give without loving but
it’s impossible to love without giving.” - Anonymous

Chris Kowalski with Yeshe

I started to subscribe to your wonderful Caretaker Gazette about
four years before I retired. Since then I have traveled around
the world just reading ads in your paper and virtually meeting
the people without every meeting them in person. It has been a
very interesting journey testing different opportunities and
waiting for right one. It may sound funny but I felt that the ads
in your paper were a kind of personal letter from the Universe
destined for me.
One day there was a Gazette ad that would change my life forever.
The ad contained the magic words, "Ratna Ling"; in
Tibetan this means Jewel Crest or Jewel Garden and it is
gorgeous! You can check it out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Ratna Ling is a place where volunteers work while simultaneously
studying ancient wisdom under the direction of Tarthang Tulku, a
Tibetan Lama who has lived in America since 1968. This would
prove to be the experience of life time.
My name is Chris Kowalski; I’m a retired merchant marine
chief engineer officer. Over my 20 years at sea, I’ve
learned to respect the forces of nature and even enjoy them.
Enter Ratna Ling, with over 100 acres of pristine beauty in
Northern California, just a short distance from the Pacific
Ocean. It became my home for almost a year. Surrounded by
majestic redwoods and wildlife; wild turkeys, deer and rabbits, I
had the privilege of having nature at my fingertips. I worked as
a volunteer maintenance engineer while at the same time growing
spiritually through meditation, Tibetan yoga (kum nye) and
teachings performed by highly qualified professionals on a wide
range of interesting subjects. An atmosphere of self-discipline
and respect to others allowed me to discover my own hidden
potentials and taught me to silence my mind and calm my pain and
fears that had still been sitting hidden after my car accident
some years ago.
The property even had tennis courts and years ago Chris Evert and
Martina Navratilova played exhibition games there. With the help
of my young volunteer friends we made the neglected courts
operational again. Thanks to Barr the Director, we got top of the
line equipment and two months after my arrival, Sunday tennis
school became a fact. I could teach dozens of people of all ages
my beloved sport. Daily yoga exercises did miracles for my
arthritic legs with many thanks to my Yoga teachers for their
In Ratna Ling you can meet volunteers from all over the world.
Lots of young people come here every year to learn ancient wisdom
on how to silence the mind while living in this sometimes crazy
world of ours. With the blessings of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku
and his generous friends, Ratna Ling is shaping up to be a place
where West and East will meet on the subjects of science,
spirituality and holistic healing to exchange experiences and
knowledge for the benefit of all humankind. This very modern
retreat center offers regular workshops in meditations, Tibetan
Yoga, and healing lectures for people in need and will have a
meeting center with world class symposium capacity. One of the
most interesting adventures you may ever experience is at Ratna
Ratna Ling also has Dharma Publishing and the Yeshe De press
house. These are modern facilities where you can be a part of
Yeshe De, Ancient Texts Preservation Project, a visionary project
of the Lama. Printing and distributing books and publishing
sacred arts and texts are part of project. Dharma Publishing
offers 11 highly recommended books by Tarthang Tulku helping to
create balance and harmony in yourself and the world. Not many of
us know that Tibet has been under Chinese occupation for over 40
years. Many innocent people die, monasteries have been destroyed
and ancient texts burned. Ancient wisdom and texts are like the
rain forest. We must preserve them for next generations at all
costs, otherwise our civilization will suffocate slowly from
endless wars, suffering ignorance and greed.
My story will not be complete if I didn’t mention my
personal assistant, a golden retriever named Yeshe. She was with
me eight hours a day taking care of property maintenance, waiting
patiently in the golf cart for our intimate walks through the
forest, and of course greeting me every morning. I already miss
my friends and mentors and look forward to seeing them again.
Thank you Caretaker Gazette, for letting me share my story. I am
grateful for your Gazette helping me to connect with people and
places and for discovering this world.

A view of the grounds at Ratna Ling


PARK caretaker needed for the camping season(s) at our township
campground/day park in Colfax Township, Wexford County. Camp for
free in your RV while supervising our 25-site primitive
campground and day park/beach area located on beautiful Lake
Meauwataka. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS WANTED in Saint Paul. Must be an onsite team of two.
Experience preferred. Duties include: housekeeping, grounds
maintenance, rentals and tenant relations. To apply, please fax
your work history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY, outgoing, responsible couple to manage a
28 unit motel on Truman Lake in Warsaw, MO in a quiet secluded
area. Truman Lake is primarily a fishing lake with hunting
allowed on the property surrounding the Lake. Duties to include
check-ins, light maintenance, mowing and yard upkeep, answer
phone, laundry (linens), light record keeping, hire housekeepers,
and normal upkeep to facility. Weekly salary plus apartment on
premises and utilities provided. No pets or children please.
Management experience helpful, but not required. Please reply to:


IF YOU LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE, are compassionate and looking
for a new opportunity to serve in a leadership role, then we
would love to talk to you. We are seeking management couples who
can provide caring, compassionate service and a quality lifestyle
for our residents at Hunter's Point in Helena. You will have your
own on-site suite, chef-prepared meals, all utilities paid, and
much more. All of this while working for a company that operates
with a single guiding philosophy: People come first. We look
forward to receiving your resumes. Couples interested in becoming
part of our team should contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Resort in northeastern Montana has an ongoing
need for couples to come help with the following: 1) Maintenance:
electrical and plumbing; 2) Inn Keeping: daily operations of the
hotel and housekeeping. We are an historical resort. Our website
is at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are in beautiful countryside with
Native American history all over the area. There is ice fishing,
seasonal hunting and bird watching all within a short distance of
the resort. It's beautiful here, and if you love the outdoors,
you will certainly enjoy this place. The resort is rustic, and is
in the process of restoration. There are four new hotel rooms and
many other vintage rooms on the property. We offer you a
comfortable and furnished cabin with heat, utilities and
satellite television included in exchange for 20 hours per week
of assistance at the resort. There is a cafe onsite, and for
additional hours worked, a discount of 50% on food can be
arranged with the owner. Of course, you will have full access to
the hot pools, which are currently both indoors. The hot tub is
open 24 hours a day for your enjoyment. You can email us for more
information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR long-term/fulltime groundskeeper/maintenance person
in Chadron. Horticulture experience helpful. Needs to be
reliable/competent to represent absentee owner. Excellent
wages/benefits available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an individual or couple to join our
living environment as collective living teammate(s) in Las Vegas.
Ideal candidates are those who share our similar interests, and
truly have the desire to live collectively. Up to two children
for an individual and up to one child for a couple are welcome.
Our environment is free of alcohol and smoking of any kind. We do
not eat meat and are moving towards a raw vegan lifestyle.
Ideally, you would be someone who would participate, with us, in
the sharing of meals and meal preparation, cleaning/household
chores, collective meditations and yoga, collective creative
projects and other ventures that generate income and/or
resources. Our environment is intended to be uplifting to the
spirit, mutually beneficial, supportive of individual goals and
aspirations, encouraging of growth and the pooling of resources,
talents and skills. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

COWBOY couple needed for a remote working cattle and guest ranch
in northwestern Nevada. No schools. Salary, housing, food,
medical in- surance and other benefits provided. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE OR COUPLE NEEDED for a secluded mountain estate on 10
acres in Stateline, NV (right next to South Lake Tahoe). Duties
include snow removal, yard, home, automobile, motorcycle, RV, and
boat maintenance. Other responsibilities include cooking, RV and
automobile chauffeuring, and personal assistant duties. Will be
responsible for the care and maintenance of a vacation rental
duplex. Possible dog care later this year. Room and board
included, and one-bedroom separate apartment provided.
4-wheel-drive vehicle provided. Prefer a conservative minded
person(s) with a service heart. Must be in great health, fit, and
have a presentable image. Owner lives there partially full time,
but caretaker(s) will have isolated time to him/themselves.
Please email resume(s) and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DO YOU WANT A HOME? Caretaker/housekeeper couple wanted for an
idyllic 15 acre property in Western New Jersey. A two bedroom
apartment in separate building with private driveway provided.
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. Please send your resume and
reference list to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED: Room, board plus payment for 15 - 20 hours of work
per week.  Garden, cook/shop, house paint, and other work on a
farm in northwestern NJ. Please email for more info at

ESTATE MANAGER/CHEF needed. An executive couple is seeking a
top-level, experienced estate manager/chef to manage the
day-to-day operations and staff of a large estate in Locust, NJ.
Qualified candidates need to have private home or five-star hotel
experience and possess strong leadership skills. Excellent salary
and benefits package provided, including a private apartment.
Flexible start date. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a horse rehab ranch in Questa, NM. Must have
experience or willing to learn with respect not fear of horses.

INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in Chama. Located in magnificent northern
New Mexico, Chama is home to America's most authentic Steam
Railroad. Magnificent landscapes and intriguing history draw
visitors to this unique destination. To accommodate these
visitors, an exceptional lodging facility exists:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are searching for an inspired couple/team or
individual to ensure a service level equal to the surroundings.
The facilities include 39 guest rooms. The Innkeeper will have
multiple responsibilities but will be focused on ensuring each
guest's expectations are exceeded. Due to the intimate size of
the Inn, the position is "hands-on" and will have the
benefit of being directly involved in providing the guest
experience. Involvement in the local community as the
"Ambassador" of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will be a key
expectation of the job. If you have demonstrated success as a
supervisor, are capable of managing multiple priorities, and
possess the knowledge and skills to profitably lead a lodging
operation through the business day, we'd like to hear from you!
This posting is a seasonal position beginning late April and
ending late October. The position includes a non-smoking
manager's living quarters. Experience as a resident manager is a
plus though not required. Please mail your resume to

WANTED: person with years of gardening experience/permaculture
experience a bonus; must be vegan and enjoy sunrises; must have
own transportation; phone interview followed by personal
interview, no emails. Position offers room/board, plus stipend. 
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Southern New Mexico.


PROPERTY MANAGER wanted for a 200 acre riverfront estate in
mid-Hudson Valley. Oversee garden, orchard, small animals, and
multiple cottages. Must be great with children. Office and
computer skills necessary. Couples and families welcome to apply.
Includes housing, competitive pay and benefits. Please fax or
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or to 

CARETAKER wanted in Northern Dutchess County. This is a
year-round, hands-on position, and requires four - six years
experience. Please submit resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER with carpenter/plumbing and
electrical experience. I live in Woodstock, NY. The Catskill
Mountains are our backyard with miles of trails and waterfalls.
The town is great for shopping and cultural and artistic events.
Our land is great for camping (weather permitting) and campfires.
There are tipis already there for camping. The house is furnished
and sharing of kitchen and den area is there for you. The room
facing the East is great for daylight sun and has its own private
bathroom. For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a small storage operation in
Auckland. Basic office procedures (no computer) required.
Handyperson skills needed for routine building/grounds
maintenance. On-site accommodation provided. This position is
suitable for an active retiree. To apply, please write to 


NON PROFIT CANINE SANCTUARY is seeking property and animal
caretakers. Yearly contract available, starting immediately. This
would be perfect for a couple. Housing, vehicle and utilities
provided. Located near Black Mountain, NC. Requirements are
animal husbandry skills, canine body language knowledge, and
grounds maintenance. Experience with a nonprofit organization is
a plus. Housing is a one bedroom, one bath, older cabin. Must
have a valid driver’s license and health insurance. Please
large facility and a stipend can be negotiated.

PART-TIME maintenance caretaker needed for an apartment site in
Lumberton for approximately 15 hours per week. This is a great
opportunity for an individual with basic knowledge of painting,
electrical, plumbing and carpentry. HVAC a plus. Some grounds
maintenance required. Must be honest, dependable and able to work
with minimal supervision. Salary based on experience. Credit and
background check required. Please forward resumes and inquiries


WORKING DAIRY FARM AND MEAT SHOP in Alexander, ND needs a handy
man and elderly woman needs an in-home care giver. Must be hard
workers. There is no drinking or smoking allowed in the house. No
drug use what so ever. There will be a thorough back ground check
on all applicants. If interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Transportation will be provided. Experience is preferred but not
required. If you would like to grow your own garden in the summer
time, pick your own eggs year round this is the place for you.


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed immediately to team manage an
apartment community. Housing is provided. Office and maintenance
experience is desirable for each respective position. Please send
your resume with salary/employment history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE COUPLE needed for an onsite resident manager position. The
job description includes general maintenance, suite preparation,
cleaning, and leasing apartments. Salary and apartment are
provided. You must pass a background check. To apply, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE the Called Out Ones, a new community, known as "The
Gathering Place", living a simple, quiet life, raising our
own food, providing a safer environment for the young and old,
and helping others who want to do the same. We are six in number
at present, have 20 acres, and are starting cottage industries
for added income. Please consider joining us. For more details,
please see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then call us at

CARETAKER, WATCHMAN, Groundskeeper needed for a private resort on
Grand Lake, Grove, OK. This position comes with a modern two
bedroom house, utilities paid, plus salary. Requirements and
duties discussed at interview. Please send your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A physical, drug test, and
background check will be conducted.


SMALL FARM CARETAKER/HANDYMAN couple/individual needed near Salem
for a long-term position. Free rent in exchange for
caretaker/handyman duties on a six acre farm, near Salem, Oregon,
one hour from the coastline, 1½ hour from Portland and
beautiful mountains and lakes. Must have assorted abilities in
repairs, have basic animal husbandry skills, and canine body
language knowledge. A private apartment is provided – a one
bedroom, one bath, living room/kitchenette. Please email

AN ENERGETIC COUPLE is needed for assistant caretaking of the
Lodge on Mt Hood. Position requires your time two days per week,
mid-May through August. In addition to mountaineers we also host
weddings, retreats, ski and running camps. The Mt Hood area
offers great outdoor entertainment, such as alpine skiing all
summer, hiking, mountain biking, world class windsurfing, and
Portland is only an hour’s drive away. We are offering
$1,500 for nine days work per month, plus board on work days, and
a place to call your home base for the summer -- we have plenty
of space for you to park your RV. Extra income available for
helping at weddings. No smokers, no pets please. For more
information on our Lodge go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then click on
facilities, or please contact us directly by email at


COME AND VOLUNTEER on our 102 acre seaside permaculture farm,
called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on a Caribbean island in Bocas
del Toro, Panama. We also operate a low key holistic health,
wellness and leisure retreat at our Caribbean island location. We
have dolphins that live in the bay out front. We are inclusive,
non-judgmental, practical, fun-loving, positive folks who are
living a life less ordinary and would invite you to join us. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PRIVATE ESTATE CARETAKER needed in Haverford. The owner of this
2.5 acre property is seeking a live-in gardener/curator. The
position requires 8 - 10 hours per week during the growing
season, and very little during the winter except for pathway
shoveling and salting. Regular duties include the upkeep of all
planted beds, shrubs, and small  trees on the property including:
Small tree and shrub installation and removal, mulching, pruning,
division of perennials, weed control, and  deer control measures
as needed, and the bi-annual maintenance of stream bed and
island. This is not a paid position, however, the person will
take possession of a small carriage house on the property at no
charge (utilities are paid by the property owner). Please contact
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and to schedule an

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. North Hills is a
section of Pittsburgh. This caretaker position includes living
quarters and a small salary. We prefer a couple. To apply, please

STAFF, VOLUNTEERS; karma yogis; yoginis; wanted at
All skills and talents (gardeners, handymen, etc.) welcome. Come
practice ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Be the architect of a
new healthy happy way for humanity. No meat, smoking, drugs or
alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. A small beef farm in the northeastern corner of
PA seeks a hard working, experienced caretaker. Low rent in
exchange for work. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


laughter in the Algarve, Silves area. Working on land, looking
after horses, gardening work, building work including making
straw bale houses. Villa accommodation provided for three persons
to share, plus caravan. Please contact Pat XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOK NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We need a cook who wants to
spend a summer in Paradise. Applicants don't have to be a
professional with loads of qualifications; a flair and thrill of
cooking are far more important, added to which they should have a
positive attitude, sense of humor and a "go for it"
frame of mind. A car comes with the position. It's a live-in
position with an en suite room and of course a wonderfully happy
and friendly set of co-workers. email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed for a busy family in Upstate South
Carolina. Full time, live-out position, with some overnight
stays. Responsibility to include all aspects of childcare for a
boy, age 9 and girl, age 11. Good driving record required.
Cooking for the kids and light cleaning necessary. Active,
nurturing woman desired. Ability to help with homework necessary.
Please send resume, salary requirements and references to


HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE required to look after a 10 unit Holiday
Resort on tropical, tax-free Norfolk Island (located between
Australia and New Zealand). Prefer a couple from 45 - 55 for our
12 month contract after a trial period. This is a six day/week
position. Self contained flat provided (you pay electricity, gas
and private phone), use of car provided (you pay fuel costs).
Salary (per couple) starts at $A40,000/year tax free. Please
email your resume and a recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
full job description, or see our website for property features,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Need to start by the end of April 2008.


RANCHHAND AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE position available in Denton
County. This is a great opportunity for an experienced couple on
a small farm. Must have experience with horses and exotic
animals, such as llamas, goats, miniature horses, etc.
Housekeeping position requires a minimum of five years
experience. Must have an excellent past work history with
verifiable references for the prior five years.  A furnished two
bedroom apartment available along with $350/week. To apply,

JESUS ON THE JOB - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks Christians desiring to
live and grow in the Word. Positions available: Chef and organic
gardener for farm-to-table food production/preparation. Teachers:
instrumental music, art/pottery, Spanish, Greek, and math/science
for K-12 Christian academy; green builder with compressed earth
block experience; road construction; horse trainer. Internet
marketer. Families welcome. Stipend and housing. Please contact

RESPONSIBLE PERSON or a couple needed to work on a thoroughbred
horse farm. Duties consist of care of horses, mowing, fence work,
and tractor work. Experience with thoroughbred horses a plus. No
children or pets! Housing available! Salary negotiable, based on
experience. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for married couple
on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full time
caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there. Handy
husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook, clean
and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids, smoking,
drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and modest salary.
Please send qualifications, requirements and references to

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN, non-smoking, compassionate couple to care
for an executive male SCI patient in Houston. Health care
experience is a plus but not necessary. Duties include getting
patient in/out of bed, feeding, administering meds, personal
hygiene, catherization, and driving patient's wheelchair van to
therapy/doctor appointments. Spacious home providing room/bath
utilities, cable TV, internet. Convenient location. Certain pets
OK. Salary negotiable.  email resumes/references to

TWO POSITIONS OPEN at a beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill
Country. Ranch Cook: Full time - cooking for up to thirty people
per weekend. Good organizational skills and experience in
grilling needed. Ranch Hand/Wrangler Assistant: Feed and care of
horses. Assist wrangler in saddling and lead trail rides on
occasion. Heavy equipment experience necessary. Both positions
offer competitive salary, paid vacation, health/life insurance,
and housing with all bills paid. Background and reference checks.

RANCH CARETAKER position available in the Corsicana area.
Full-time, ranch caretaker needed to maintain 225 acres and
cattle. This is a hard working, drug free environment. Applicants
must be independent, honest, and drug-free. To apply, please call

A DALLAS SENIOR LADY seeks a live-in couple. Responsibilities
include cleaning, yard maintenance, and cooking, which is done in
your apartment and brought to her home. The right candidate will
be adept at cooking for a specialized diet, as she has food
allergies. No pets, children, or smoking (she is allergic),
please. She is a sweet lady who needs an understanding and
flexible couple to take care of her and her home. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view our website for additional
opportunities: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PROFESSIONAL management couple/team needed. Holiday Retirement is
seeking a compassionate couple-team for a live-in co-manager
position at our facility in Ogden with three - five years
management or supervisory experience. We offer a salary, vacation
and benefits package. Interested couples/teams should mail their

PROPERTY MANAGER Position available for a 70 space mobile home
park in Sandy. This is a great opportunity for a couple/team.
Must be able to do grounds maintenance, billing and customer
service. Veteran and retirees are preferred. Housing plus salary
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RETREAT CENTER, community, organic farm needs help. 120 secluded
acres. Two - eight residents share meditation, work, and meals.
Private accommodations, healthy vegetarian food, stipend. Please


550 acre farm and grounds. Position in our life-sharing community
with adults with disabilities. Manager responsible for small
cattle herd, fencing, bush-hogging, woodlands, mowing, and
maintaining equipment. Ten households, many barns and work
buildings. Experience in organic farming and sustainable land
practices needed. To work in coordination with organic vegetable
and herb gardeners and maintenance superintendent. Possibility of
housing on grounds. Salary dependent on experience. References
and criminal records check required. Please contact

FARM MANAGER/GARDENER needed to work and manage the day-to-day
operations of an estate/farm beautifully set in western Albemarle
County. Must have prior knowledge of gardening, plants and
landscaping – both vegetable and flowers/shrubs. Owner is
very meticulous about the aesthetics of the residence gardens.
100 acres of farmland used for raising beef cattle, hay and an
eclectic selection of other animals. Owner is frequently absent
for extended periods, so position requires ability to stay
focused, work independently, and good planning, communication and
organizational skills. Candidates should also be computer
literate, proficient at operating various types of farm
equipment, have excellent handyman skills, and be dedicated. No
onsite housing; rent stipend provided. Health insurance included.
Qualified applicants send resume, references, salary requirements
and personal letter re why this is the right position for you to

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE/HANDYMAN needed for lawn, gardens, various
outbuildings, three houses, fencing, and machinery on a 35 acre
estate in the Tidewater area. This is a fulltime position, and
you must live on the property. Must love animals and care for
horses, dog, and cats. Basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry
knowledge a plus. Position includes a three bedroom, independent
house with salary and some benefits commensurate with experience.
Job starts immediately. Real references and good health required.
Please mail your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESIDENT MANAGER needed. A private, residential waterfront
community seeks a full-time resident couple with broad experience
to be responsible for repair/maintenance of central water/waste
system, indoor pool, tennis courts, docks and grounds. You will
be provided with a private residence and utilities. Please apply
by mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SALARY AVAILABLE for RVers for private property maintenance and
caretaking for lawns and gardens. This could be part or full
time. Looking for a team to manage my property in north central
Washington, for the summer of 2008. Gardening, landscape, mowing,
watering, flower gardens, and care of the place will be the
priority. This is a beautiful area with the lake across the
street for fishing and summer fun. The river is right down the
road. Two miles from town. Includes a 30A FHU for RV's, plus
salary. Please email Jeffrey at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information and details.

TIRED OF THE CITY? Our 40+ acres of old growth forest in
Washington's Cascade Range needs a caretaker, June - November.
Cozy cabin, propane stove and lighting, wood heat, outhouse.
Beautiful river-front property, nearby wilderness hot spring.
Off-grid, no cell phone coverage. Position pays $600/month, for
making a daily visual inspection. This requires one to two hours
of hiking per day. Occasional additional work available.
Applicants must have a vehicle (property accessed by logging
road), and be reasonably physically fit. Please email:


NEED TWO DEPENDABLE PEOPLE for grounds, home and pool caretakers.
Our home is located between Bluefield and Beckley, WV Applicants
must be in good health, able to pass a health physical, have a
valid driver’s license, and have a basic mechanical and
maintenance knowledge. No indoor pets allowed. Duties include
cleaning our home, office and pool, mowing, groundskeeping, snow
removal, run errands and perform various odd jobs. New living
quarters and shop furnished with beautiful grounds and view. Must
be neat and organized. Background check required. Please mail
your resume/qualifications and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKER/COOK NEEDED for a private club in northern Wisconsin.
This is a seasonal, live on site, position. No pets allowed.
Salary, and tips plus incentives. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER TEAM needed to manage a 100 unit Racine community.
Duties include rentals, rent collection, cleaning, lawn care and
snow removal. A two bedroom apartment and utilities, and a salary
provided. No pets allowed. To apply, please fax a letter of
interest or resume to (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY available on Lake Michigan's Door County
Peninsula. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to fill three seasonal
positions. Groundskeeper/Gardener, Breakfast Server and
Housekeeper. Compensation includes lodging in homes adjacent to
the resort with water access plus wage. 20 to 30 hours a week
each position. To view the property visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or for
more information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small retreat center. Need a caring and
interested caretaker for a small non-profit retreat center
providing spiritual and educational programming. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is on the hill above the Chequamegon Bay, two miles from
beautiful Lake Superior, near Washburn, Wisconsin. Private
housing in a 31' yurt, fresh garden produce in the summer, 20%
discount at local food co-op, and more available in exchange for
part time work at a small secluded
old-farm-turned-community-gathering-place. Work, length of term
and hours are negotiable or individually arranged. Caretaker must
do basic maintenance, cleaning, grounds keeping, and office work.
Beyond this, all other duties will be arranged per individual. We
want to support your ideas for projects and programs, to involve
you in the Farm. Work demand varies by season, but isn't usually
more than 25 hours per week. This position may have the
possibility of becoming a full-time paid position and although
long term applicants are preferred, short term caretakers will
also be considered. For more information or to request an
application packet please contact us by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ONSITE MANAGER/CARETAKER needed to live onsite and manage
day-to-day operations of a nice 62 unit apartment complex in
Appleton. Must have minor maintenance, leasing and tenant
relation skills. Some experience would be preferable. Will train
the right candidates. Couple or team would be preferred. Please
fax your resume or letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


INNKEEPERS NEEDED for a luxury lodge in Jackson Hole. We’re
looking for a couple with hospitality in their blood! An eight
room, deluxe lodge in Jackson Hole looking for a couple with a
mix of skills in both the front and back-of-house, including:
cooking/chef, reservation systems management, pro-active
marketing, bookkeeping, property maintenance and refined
hosting/entertaining skills. We value creativity, a business
mindset, hard work, hospitality industry excellence and a passion
for mountain communities. Write and tell us why you’re the
perfect fit via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Professional family seeks caretaker/resort/ranch work in
SW Colorado from April to ?. Professional Planner and Machine
builder with 20+ years experience in housekeeping/senior care
(long term)/large animal care/building maintenance/yard
maintenance/large equip repair (have own tools)/organic/holistic
gardening. Family includes two young adults (college/working) and
three small pets (disciplined). Available to review/visit
possible client site March 21st - March 28th. Relocating from
Michigan. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for references.

59-year-old healthy, energetic, dependable, hard working,
honest nurse available. I am drug free and have excellent
references. Long term work preferred. Seeking varied positions to
accommodate you and/or your loves ones such as: nursing,
caretaker, personal care, etc. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional with background in Landscape
Design-Installation-Maintenance, Stone Masonry, Koi Pond
Construction. Available May 2008 as Caretaker-Groundskeeper Plus,
for a Country Estate, Gentlemen’s Farm, Retirement Village
or Historical Site in Western Montana.  Non-smoker, non-drinker,
no criminal record. Highly qualified in landscape techniques,
stone works, Koi pond-water features and equipment operations.
Will work independently or managing a small crew, safely, with
strong attention-to- detail. Feeding and light animal care will
be considered. Winter Season Duties can include snow removal,
on-site security presence, building maintenance and indoor
construction projects. Will consider some winter downtime for
personal use. Resume, Portfolios and Personal History available

Live in Gardener. Caretaker, retired man. Pensioner,
excellent references, age 57, planning ahead for next summer.
Previous position lasted seven years. Needs: 1) Mother-in-law
with or guest house with 2) Private entrance, 3) Bedroom, 4)
Bathroom, 5) Kitchen, 6) Paid water and heat. No "Sleeping
Rooms". Long-Term. Reply to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple available for caretaking, maintenance, animal care
or resort management in Panama or Costa Rica. We are
conscientious, hard working individuals with excellent
communication and organizational skills. Please contact:

Kauai – beginning mid to late summer, seeking long
term (or short term) housesitting/caretaking position. Healthy,
honest, hard-working female, mid-forties, no smoking, no
addictions, relocating and staying in Kauai very long term. 
English and Japanese language. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature Female seeking housesitting position anywhere in
the world. Has a lifetime of experience with horses and loves
cats. I'm an aspiring screenwriter looking to find a little
inspiration in a new place. Internet is a must. Please email

Sarasota, FL area.  Home and Pet Caretaker Service. 25
years experience, licensed, bonded and insured. Dependable,
professional house/pet sitting service (dogs and cats only).
Excellent local references available. Reasonable rates. Short or
long term assignments OK. Brochure available. Please call

Hardworking, Reliable, Loving Care. Seeking on site
position, with salary, as Estate Manager/Property
Caretaker/Personal Assistant, whatever I can do to make your life
easier! Partial list of life skills include:
Administrative/Managerial/Security/Elder Care/Basic
Maintenance/Carpentry Skills/Landscaping/Gardening/Ability to
care for household specialty items and surfaces.
Passport/Driver’s License current. Please contact

Resident Caretaker position required UK (rest of Europe
considered) single father currently working as school Site
Manager. Please email for qualifications and experience

Couple seeking a caretaker position in the Rocky Mountains
preferably in Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana. I am a former farmer
with handy-man skills not ready to retire, and my wife is a
schoolteacher. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Would like to caretake/game manage your estate or hunting
club. I am experienced, single, non drinker/no drugs/no
kids/unmarried. Presently work for the US Government in
engineering with security clearance. I am experienced in row crop
farming, law enforcement, game management and construction.
Formal education includes Masters and Bachelors degree, numerous
law enforcement and engineering courses as well as computer and
radio courses. My motto is results, not promises. I am capable,
willing and trustworthy. 50 years old, great health. Email
be patient with email, I am on a ship and slow out here. Will be
available July 30, 2008. Seek a permanent position with all
benefits and a salary proportionate with my experience.

Housesitter available for one - two weeks this summer in
San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Portland, or Chicago.  Responsible,
willing to help. See XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info about me.

New York Hamptons, North Fork, or will travel (for shorter
durations) Caretaker/Housesitter/horsesitter available.
Non-smoker, professional, responsible, quiet, considerate, love
nature/plants, love animals and am very good with them, artist,
writer, spiritual, strong, athletic, excellent references, great
vibration, long/short term. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX email:

Female, age 54 seeks caretaking position fall '08 or early
'09 in Spokane, WA/Coeur d' Alene, ID area. Caretaking home,
property, animals, etc., also fun/secure companion for indep.
senior. Outgoing and professional. References! Please contact

I am a writer relocating to Maui to write for a local
company and finish my own manuscript. Seeking long-term house
sitting/care taking position for myself and my non-barky, Maui
ready dog. Gardening, pet and some horse experience. Prior
experience as a house manager. Quiet, contemplative, capable and
trust-worthy. Prefer separate living quarters. I can ensure the
safety and well-being of your pets, plants and property while you
travel, or simply care for your beautiful Maui vacation home and
have it ready for you and your guests upon your return visits.

Soon to be retired biology teacher looking for a new
experience. Good with a hammer, chainsaw, and paintbrush. Will
keep you place clean and safe. I love the sun, animals and clean
air. Non-smoker. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Psychologist, educator, author (poli sci, medicine,
memoirs), ivy educated (Stanford, Harvard), seeks long term house
sitting assignment in peaceful, stable home. Yes, adore pets. 
Can travel on special assignment. Geographically flexible. Terms
negotiable. Available immediately. Leave message: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer/College Professor (woman) seeks a summer sit
(finishing novel). Country/city/humble/grand/US/abroad. Owned
horse. Profound love for smush-faced dogs. Prefer access to
humanity---no Antarctic hermitages. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

College graduate looking for housesitting Position in
Missoula MT. Attending a Massage school May through August.
Professional cleaning experience, small dog. Please call

Writer seeking live-in situation and stipend for Summer
2008. Absentee owner preferred. I’m hard-working,
organized, friendly, and responsible. Love animals, gardening,
yard work and can do any other small jobs/errands. Non-smoker.
Conversational Spanish. Current U.S. driver’s license and
passport. Would like to stay in western or mountain states or in
Europe. Resume and references upon request. Please contact Leslie

Mature Responsible woman seeks housesitting and/or job
situation on the north shore of Kauai. Please call

Mature Schoolteachers seeking a housesitting position for
July 2008 (dates flexible). Two responsible and dependable young
women looking for a place to relax in a warm climate. Excellent
references and resumes available upon request. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to speaking with you!

Do You Desire A Life In Paradise? Peacock ranch manager in
search of a female soulmate to share love, life and laughs with
in Arizona paradise. I am a hopeful romantic, warm, honest and
adventurous. I live in the moment and find the comedy in life. If
this is you send message to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to exchange photos
and info will you join me?

San Francisco Peninsula - I am an experienced (16 years)
estate caretaker seeking a cottage or similar accommodations in
the Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and surrounding environs.
In exchange, I will provide help with all manner of property
care: gardening, landscape maintenance, handyman sundries, also
pet care, driving, house sitting. Have worked for seniors
including in home duties and assistance. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Educated, skilled, active couple with over 40 years
combined farming experience seeking long term management or
caretaking position on farm/ranch in Western US or South America.
Husband has over 14 years management experience in agriculture
and construction, as well as 7+ years private estate caretaking
for prominent family. Not looking for hobby farm or ranch hand
position. Credible references will support our integrity,
character, and work ethic. Truly honest and genuine folks of
substance looking to work for the same. Absentee owner OK. Salary
and benefits negotiable. For detailed information, please contact

Experienced Caretaker/Carpenter seeking position in
Western U.S. Would prefer long- term, live on site. Responsible
male, 54, non smoker, 30 plus years carpentry experience, 17
years as caretaker/executor. Very security conscious, have tools,
4WD truck, ATV's, RV. I am flexible, discreet, honest and
reliable. For discussion, more information, references please

Manager/Caretaker Team available for ranch, farm, retreat
in the West. He is experienced in facility
management/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, propane,
irrigation, and solar power. All aspects of facility management
including supervising employees and contractors. She is
experienced in housekeeping, gardening, and planning upgrades and
repairs. Also provide assessments and development plans for
recently acquired properties. Looking for long-term, can work
independently, and are effective communicators. Healthy,
substance-free, and enjoy the challenge of remote locations and
sustainable, green, life style. Available in May. Please email

Santa Cruz, CA! Married couple with baby are looking for a
long-term Housesit caretaking/low rent. We are starting two
businesses right now on faith and are looking for a spacious
house on some acreage close to downtown. We enjoy gardening,
landscaping, taking care of animals (we have two amazing dogs
that get along with dogs, cats, chickens, etc.).We are happy,
healthy, fun, energetic, musical, responsible humans! References

Long-term caretaker position sought in northern Los
Angeles or Ventura
Counties. Current caretaker of National Forest property. Strong
references, experience at numerous levels of management, founder
of non-profit group, enjoy animals, rural settings. Available

Wanted Caretaker or Property Manager position in Park or
Fremont County Colorado. Experienced local individual, handy man,
retired military. Looking for opportunities after 1 May 2008,
long term. I have a local residence and my own health care. If
interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask for John.

Versatile reliable married couple seeks property managers
innkeepers personal assistants or domestic couple position.
Professional careers in culinary arts fashion-design business
administration construction management and personal fitness
training. We have the skills and personalities needed to manage
your property/home. Hawaii/California/Europe. Please call

Experienced Caretaker - 4 years last position, Seeks
permanent caretaker (light duties)/ house sitter position in
Curacao Netherland Antilles. Please contact Matthew
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Cat allergy, but love dogs.

Long-term caretaking/housesitting with separate living
quarters sought by mature single woman, writer-author and college
English teacher (MA) with cat and tropical plants who requires
privacy, basic facilities, and fast speed internet. Flexible
about exchange for light caretaking, English/writing tutoring,
meditation, certified healing visualization therapy. Currently in
South Florida. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Recently retired law enforcement Officer with CPA wife and
two young children desire caretaking position in warmer climate.
Possess handyman skills, work ethic, computer skills. We are
currently studying Spanish language and a position in area that
we could be "immersed" would be a Plus! Any duration
considered, long-term preferred. We have monthly income.
References/pictures/etc. available.  Please email

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time year around caretaking
position for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch. Over 20 years
experience in small business, property management, horses,
packing, hunting, farm and ranch irrigation, and large group
services. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Los Angeles County.  I am in search of a caretaker
position inside Los Angeles County.  I am a 52-year-old single
adult male, detail oriented, highly trustworthy, honest,
dependable with high integrity. Midwest raised with farm work
ethic. Previous home owner for 17 years. Can fix just about
anything. Always a positive attitude. Please call James at

Consummate generalist with aptitude for organization,
problem-solving, and attention to detail (while simultaneously
seeing the big picture) is seeking a caretaking or
personal-assistant position beginning spring/summer. I offer
experience, discernment, integrity, and a calm, pleasant
demeanor. Committed to focused, simplified lifestyle; motivated
by MBA studies (based on sustainability and innovation) to
further reduce my living expenses.  Desired locations: Olympic
Peninsula (especially Port Townsend); Bainbridge Island; Seattle
and other Puget Sound communities. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Part-Time Caretakers/Light Caregivers. Friendly, stable,
married couple seek situations in the San Diego area.
Multi-talented, organized, and reliable with extensive building
maintenance and housekeeping/gardening backgrounds. Please email

Experienced equestrian looking for caretaking ranch
manager full time position. Love all animals will move any were
for right position. Looking in cave creek or flagstaff Arizona. I
have one horse and two and a half well trained dogs in tow.
Absentee owner will feel safe with me taking care of their
horses. Experienced chef and gardener as well. Please call

Colorado-based professional executive assistant, mature,
educated, non-smoking female seeks full-time position as live-in
or live-out household manager/personal assistant/caretaker in the
Vail Valley. Detail-oriented, dedicated, honest and hard-working
and will treat your home with the utmost respect and efficiency.
Impeccable references will support my expertise and character.

Single female would love to be United Kingdom bound
mid-late May/June. Prefer lower England/open to other. Highly
responsible/dependable, non-smoker and loves all animals. Has
housesat in the states for years. Please contact at

I'm looking for a caretaking position in Santa Barbara,
CA. I have been caretaking homes for 15 Years I am extremely
responsible, able and detail oriented. I currently take care of
an estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The owners are gone much of
the time and I am responsible for the upkeep and security of the
home. I have been here for two years I welcome guest, oversee all
workers, take bids on jobs, and handle all responsibilities for
the home. I love pets and I am very good with them. I have taken
care of homes in Montana as well. I am quiet, sweet, hard
working, seeing what needs to be done. Your home will be well
taken care of. Please contact, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Oxford, Mississippi. Highly experienced, hands on,
professional Estate Manager seeking part or full time
caretaker/property manager position. College and Starkey
International Institute graduate. Home and landscape
maintenance/improvement skills. Extensive horse care knowledge.
Initiate and supervise any construction project. Recently retired
and moved to Oxford. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple age 40's
caretakers/housesitters/petsitters/Charleston South Carolina area
preferred. Clean/dependable/nonsmokers/registered nurse/licensed

I need a live on grounds caretaker job. I know horses,
landscaping, welding, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, swimming
pools and hot tubs. All phases of barn and home functions. 10
years experience. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitter available May through August anywhere on the
BART line near San Francisco. Ideal housesitter, experienced and
thoughtful ...very tidy and happy. Let me know what I can do to
help you feel comfortable while you are away from your nest.

Single man moving back to Santa Fe, NM, available in May,
seeks an estate/house manager or caretaker position (will
consider also long term housesitting). Experienced (in the US and
Europe) with hands-on and strong communication, organizational
and management skills, computer knowledge. US/French citizenship,
non smoker, professional, conscientious and discreet with a fun
and pleasant attitude. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-retired couple available for your home in Marin
County, California. Richard is an excellent finish carpenter,
and all around handyman. He has his own tools. Zoe is a writer,
anthropology graduate from UC Berkeley, world traveler, writer,
registered nurse, and teacher. We are both very personable,
quiet, and honest. We are physically active, and healthy. We own
property back east, have rented in Marin County for eight years
and have excellent references. We have excellent problem solving
skills. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monterey County area house/ranch sit/caretake position
sought. Responsible capable single woman. Knowledgeable
horsewoman all animals. Please contact Gail at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable and handy non-smoking professional with excellent
personal and work references seeks live-in/out caretaker
position. Experience includes interior decorative painting, the
transport and placement of fine art, all aspects of dinner party
catering assistance, carpentry, basic maintenance/repair and dog
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